The purpose of this assignment is to assess your ability to:
- Combine theory, evidence, clinical judgment, research, and interprofessional perspectives to improve practice and health outcomes for patient aggregates.
- Analyze considerations for the ethical conduct of research and the application to practice.
- Describe collaborative approaches to improve care outcomes and support policy changes derived from scholarly evidence.
- Analyze quality improvement methods to promote culturally responsive, safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.
Course and Program Outcomes
This module’s assignment corresponds to Course Outcomes 1–3 and Program Outcomes 3–5 and 7. This is part 5 of the course Portfolio Project. Review the Portfolio Project Overview.
- From the portfolio assignments in Modules 1- 4, develop a PowerPoint presentation that would be presented to senior leadership seeking approval to begin your Quality Improvement project to address your PICOT question/area for improvement. Include the following points:
- Why is current practice being questioned?
- PICOT question
- Supporting evidence (article support)
- Who would be involved in this study/project? Would IRB approval be needed? How will administration be kept informed of the project and progress?
- Purpose of the project
- What data will be collected, how will the data be collected, and for how long?
- How will the results be disseminated
- Follow these PowerPoint design guidelines:
- Large font (at least 24 point): If you were giving a presentation to an audience, people in back row should be able to easily read each slide.
- Font: Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, or Verdana.
- Use the same font throughout.
- Backgrounds and color schemes should complement the content not detract.
- If using animation, keep it to a minimum.
- Graphics can be used but should not be the focal point. You must credit the source of the graphic/picture unless it is shareware.
- Slides should have no more than 6 bullet points.
- Bullet points should have no more than 8 words.
- You can use charts and graphs. (If using a chart or graph from one of the articles, a citation of that article must be included.)
- The speakers notes page must be used for all slides. This is where the person presenting the PowerPoint to the intended audience keeps his/her notes on what is to be addressed to the group. It should provide prompts or explanations for information on the slide. The slides present the points, the notes add further substance to explain the information on the slide.
- Your presentation should follow this outline:
- First slide: title, then your name
- Second slide: outline of what is to be covered
- Except for the first slide, all slides should have a short title.
- The presentation should be no more than 15 slides.
- The next to last slide should be an outline of all major points.
- Last slide(s): references