NUR 720 Week 8: Clinical Practice Guidelines Assignment

NUR 720 Week 8: Clinical Practice Guidelines Assignment

NUR 720 Week 8: Clinical Practice Guidelines Assignment

Lesson 1: Clinical Practice Guidelines

In this lesson, you will learn how to determine the credibility and relevance of clinical practice guidelines. You also practice appraisal of evidence by adding to your EET.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

Determine the credibility of clinical practice guidelines.
Interpret the impact of national health care policies on local practice.
Deliver patient-centered care using select clinical practice guidelines.

Before attempting to complete your learning activities for this week, review the following learning materials:

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Learning Materials

Read the following in your Evidence-based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice textbook:

Chapter 8, “Advancing Optimal Care with Rigorously Developed Clinical Practice Guidelines and Evidence-Based Recommendations”

This chapter describes the process for evaluating clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). It also contains a list of general and specific guideline databases (see Box 8.1).

While the National Guidelines Clearinghouse through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has closed, a few other web pages that contain national clinical practice guidelines are available, each with its strengths and weaknesses.

TRIP Medical DatabaseLinks to an external site.

TRIP medical database can be used to search for the archived national guidelines. Here is a brief tutorial (PDF)Links to an external site. on how to find guidelines.

ECRI InstituteLinks to an external site.

The ECRI houses the old guidelines from the former National Guideline Clearinghouse. You will need to register for free access to the Guidelines Trust.

Here is an example of a well-developed guideline. See how it ranks the strength of the recommendation and the quality of the interventions? If you want more information about quality CPGs Read Clinical Practice Guidelines: A New DefinitionLinks to an external site. pp. 4–5 in the Institute of Medicines book, Clinical Practice Guidelines We Can Trust (PDF).Links to an external site.

Please refer to chapter eight in your text to find how to access guidelines. These resources will be valuable in your search for appropriate guidelines to appraise in Assignment 8.1: Clinical Practice Guidelines.

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signment 8.1: Clinical Practice Guidelines Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Clinical Practice Guideline:
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5 to >4 pts
Meets Expectations
Clearly and concisely describes the clinical experience.
4 to >2 pts
Barely Meets Expectations
Describes the clinical experience but discussion is incomplete or unclear.
2 to >0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectations
Identifies but does not describe the clinical experience.

/ 5 pts
Questions:
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10 to >9 pts
Meets Expectations
Identifies the clinical practice guideline. Completely and concisely completes the Assessment of CPG and answers the questions clearly and concisely.
9 to >7 pts
Barely Meets Expectations
Identifies the clinical practice guideline. Completely completes the Assessment of CPG and answers the questions in sentence format but incompletely.
7 to >0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectations
Does not identify the clinical practice guideline and/or does not complete the Assessment of CPG does not answer each question.

/ 10 pts
RCA-EBG:
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5 to >4 pts
Meets Expectations
Submits completed Assessment of CPG with answers. Completes reference page and appendix according to APA standards.
4 to >3 pts
Barely Meets Expectations
Submits completed Assessment of CPG with answers. Completes reference page and appendix according to APA standards with few errors.
3 to >0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectations
Does not submit completed Assessment of CPG with answers. Reference page or appendix not completed according to APA standards.

/ 5 pts
Total Points: 0