Conduct additional research using the Walden Library that supports your thoughts on standardization of nursing terminology.

Week 2 course project
Course Project: Introduction to Course Project
Evidence-based practice involves a great deal more than
simply reading nursing periodicals on a regular basis. Nurses can take a more
proactive approach to evidence-based practice by identifying authentic problems
and concerns, and then using that to guide their inquiries into current
research. In this way, nurses can connect the results of relevant research studies
to their nursing practice.
For the Course Project, you identify and apply relevant
research to a specific nursing topic or problem. You begin by formulating an
answerable question that is relevant to nursing and evidence-based practice. In
later weeks of this course, you continue the Course Project by conducting a
literature review and then determining how the evidence from the literature can
be applied to nursing practice.
Before you begin, review the Course Project Overview
document located in this weeks Learning Resources.
Note: This Course Project will serve as the Portfolio
Assignment for the course. In addition to submitting portions of this Project
in Weeks 2 and 5, you will turn in all three deliverables in Week 10.
Course Project: Part 1Identifying a Researchable Problem
One of the most challenging aspects of EBP is to actually
identify the answerable question.
Karen Sue Davies
Formulating a question that targets the goal of your
research is a challenging but essential task. The question plays a crucial role
in all other aspects of the research, including the determination of the
research design and theoretical perspective to be applied, which data will be
collected, and which tools will be used for analysis. It is therefore essential
to take the time to ensure that the research question addresses what you
actually want to study. Doing so will increase your likelihood of obtaining
meaningful results.
In this first component of the Course Project, you formulate
questions to address a particular nursing issue or problem. You use the PICOT
modelpatient/population, intervention/issue, comparison, and outcomeoutlined
in the Learning Resources to design your questions.
To prepare:
Review the article, Formulating the Evidence Based Practice
Question: A Review of the Frameworks, found in the Learning Resources for this
week. Focus on the PICOT model for guiding the development of research
questions.
Review the section beginning on page 71 of the course text,
titled, Developing and Refining Research Problems in the course text, which
focuses on analyzing the feasibility of a research problem.
Reflect on an issue or problem that you have noticed in your
nursing practice. Consider the significance of this issue or problem.
Generate at least five questions that relate to the issue
which you have identified. Use the criteria in your course text to select one
question that would be most appropriate in terms of significance, feasibility,
and interest. Be prepared to explain your rationale.
Formulate a preliminary PICO questionone that is
answerablebased on your analysis. What are the PICO variables
(patient/population, intervention/issue, comparison, and outcome) for this
question?
Note: Not all of these variables may be appropriate to every
question. Be sure to analyze which are and are not relevant to your specific
question.
Using the PICOT variables that you determined for your
question, develop a list of at least 10 keywords that could be used when
conducting a literature search to investigate current research pertaining to
the question.
To complete:
Write a 3- to 4-page paper that includes the following:
A summary of your area of interest, an identification of the
problem that you have selected, and an explanation of the significance of this
problem for nursing practice
The 5 questions you have generated and a description of how
you analyzed them for feasibility
Your preliminary PICOT question and a description of each
PICOT variable relevant to your question
At least 10 possible keywords that could be used when
conducting a literature search for your PICOT question and a rationale for your
selections
By Day 7
Submit your Project. It will also be a component of your
Portfolio Assignment for this course, which is due by Day 7 of Week 10.
Reference:
Davies, K. S. (2011). Formulating the evidence based
practice question: A review of the frameworks. Evidence Based Library and
Information Practice, 6(2), 7580. Retrieved from
https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/viewFile/9741/8144
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Project for review and grading, do
the following:
Please save your Project using the naming convention
WK2Proj+last name+first initial.(extension) as the name.
Click the Week 2 Project Rubric to review the Grading
Criteria for the Project.
Click the Week 2 Project link. You will also be able to
View Rubric for grading criteria from this area.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My
Computer button. Find the document you saved as WK2Proj+last name+first
initial.(extension) and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the
checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.Week 2 course project Course Project: Introduction to Course ProjectEvidence-based practice involves a great deal more than
simply reading nursing periodicals on a regular basis. Nurses can take a more
proactive approach to evidence-based practice by identifying authentic problems
and concerns, and then using that to guide their inquiries into current
research. In this way, nurses can connect the results of relevant research studies
to their nursing practice.For the Course Project, you identify and apply relevant
research to a specific nursing topic or problem. You begin by formulating an
answerable question that is relevant to nursing and evidence-based practice. In
later weeks of this course, you continue the Course Project by conducting a
literature review and then determining how the evidence from the literature can
be applied to nursing practice.Before you begin, review the Course Project Overview
document located in this weeks Learning Resources.Note: This Course Project will serve as the Portfolio
Assignment for the course. In addition to submitting portions of this Project
in Weeks 2 and 5, you will turn in all three deliverables in Week 10.Course Project: Part 1Identifying a Researchable ProblemOne of the most challenging aspects of EBP is to actually
identify the answerable question.Karen Sue DaviesFormulating a question that targets the goal of your
research is a challenging but essential task. The question plays a crucial role
in all other aspects of the research, including the determination of the
research design and theoretical perspective to be applied, which data will be
collected, and which tools will be used for analysis. It is therefore essential
to take the time to ensure that the research question addresses what you
actually want to study. Doing so will increase your likelihood of obtaining
meaningful results.In this first component of the Course Project, you formulate
questions to address a particular nursing issue or problem. You use the PICOT
modelpatient/population, intervention/issue, comparison, and outcomeoutlined
in the Learning Resources to design your questions.To prepare:Review the article, Formulating the Evidence Based Practice
Question: A Review of the Frameworks, found in the Learning Resources for this
week. Focus on the PICOT model for guiding the development of research
questions.Review the section beginning on page 71 of the course text,
titled, Developing and Refining Research Problems in the course text, which
focuses on analyzing the feasibility of a research problem.Reflect on an issue or problem that you have noticed in your
nursing practice. Consider the significance of this issue or problem.Generate at least five questions that relate to the issue
which you have identified. Use the criteria in your course text to select one
question that would be most appropriate in terms of significance, feasibility,
and interest. Be prepared to explain your rationale.Formulate a preliminary PICO questionone that is
answerablebased on your analysis. What are the PICO variables
(patient/population, intervention/issue, comparison, and outcome) for this
question?Note: Not all of these variables may be appropriate to every
question. Be sure to analyze which are and are not relevant to your specific
question.Using the PICOT variables that you determined for your
question, develop a list of at least 10 keywords that could be used when
conducting a literature search to investigate current research pertaining to
the question.To complete:Write a 3- to 4-page paper that includes the following:A summary of your area of interest, an identification of the
problem that you have selected, and an explanation of the significance of this
problem for nursing practiceThe 5 questions you have generated and a description of how
you analyzed them for feasibilityYour preliminary PICOT question and a description of each
PICOT variable relevant to your questionAt least 10 possible keywords that could be used when
conducting a literature search for your PICOT question and a rationale for your
selectionsBy Day 7Submit your Project. It will also be a component of your
Portfolio Assignment for this course, which is due by Day 7 of Week 10.Reference: Davies, K. S. (2011). Formulating the evidence based
practice question: A review of the frameworks. Evidence Based Library and
Information Practice, 6(2), 7580. Retrieved from
https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP/article/viewFile/9741/8144Submission and Grading InformationTo submit your completed Project for review and grading, do
the following:Please save your Project using the naming convention
WK2Proj+last name+first initial.(extension) as the name.Click the Week 2 Project Rubric to review the Grading
Criteria for the Project.Click the Week 2 Project link. You will also be able to
View Rubric for grading criteria from this area.Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My
Computer button. Find the document you saved as WK2Proj+last name+first
initial.(extension) and click Open.If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the
checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.

Bernard K. Kardos November 27, 2017
Week 3 discussion Discussion: Standardized Coding Systems As a result of the fra
Week 3 discussion
Discussion: Standardized Coding Systems
As a result of the fragmented nature of the health care
system, professionals in various specialty areas of medicine have developed
their own unique sets of terminology to communicate within that specialty. In
the past, limited attention has been given to codifying practices in order for
them to be understood and utilized across disciplines or through different
information technology systems. The implementation of a federally mandated
electronic medical records system, therefore, poses a challenge to nursing
professionals and others who must be prepared to utilize standardized codes for
the new system. Why are coding standards important for promoting consistent,
high-quality care?
According to Rutherford (2008, para. 15), Improved
communication with other nurses, health care professionals, and administrators
of the institution in which nurses work is a key benefit of using a
standardized nursing language. In this Discussion you consider the reasoning
behind and the value of standardized codification.
To prepare
Review the information in Nursing Informatics: Scope and
Standards of Practice. Determine which set of terminologies are appropriate for
your specialty or area of expertise.
Reflect on the importance of continuity in terminology and
coding systems.
In the article, Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It
Mean for Nursing Practice? the author recounts a visit to a local hospital to
view its implementation of a new coding system. One of the nurses commented to
her, We document our care using standardized nursing languages but we dont
fully understand why we do (Rutherford, 2008, para. 1). Consider how you would
inform this nurse (and others like her) of the importance of standardized
nursing terminologies.
Reflect on the value of using a standard language in nursing
practice. Consider if standardization can be limited to a specialty area or if
one standard language is needed across all nursing practice. Then, identify examples
of standardization in your own specialty or area of expertise. Conduct
additional research using the Walden Library that supports your thoughts on
standardization of nursing terminology.
By Day 3
Post an explanation of why nurses need to document care
using standardized nursing languages and whether this standardization can be
limited to specialty areas or if it should be across all nursing practice.
Support your response using specific examples from your own specialty or area
of expertise and using at least one additional resource from the Walden
Library.
Read a selection of your colleagues responses.
By Day 6
respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:
Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence or research.
Share an insight from having read your colleagues postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.
Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
research.
Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
Expand on your colleagues postings by providing additional
insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.Week 3 discussionDiscussion: Standardized Coding SystemsAs a result of the fragmented nature of the health care
system, professionals in various specialty areas of medicine have developed
their own unique sets of terminology to communicate within that specialty. In
the past, limited attention has been given to codifying practices in order for
them to be understood and utilized across disciplines or through different
information technology systems. The implementation of a federally mandated
electronic medical records system, therefore, poses a challenge to nursing
professionals and others who must be prepared to utilize standardized codes for
the new system. Why are coding standards important for promoting consistent,
high-quality care?According to Rutherford (2008, para. 15), Improved
communication with other nurses, health care professionals, and administrators
of the institution in which nurses work is a key benefit of using a
standardized nursing language. In this Discussion you consider the reasoning
behind and the value of standardized codification.To prepareReview the information in Nursing Informatics: Scope and
Standards of Practice. Determine which set of terminologies are appropriate for
your specialty or area of expertise.Reflect on the importance of continuity in terminology and
coding systems.In the article, Standardized Nursing Language: What Does It
Mean for Nursing Practice? the author recounts a visit to a local hospital to
view its implementation of a new coding system. One of the nurses commented to
her, We document our care using standardized nursing languages but we dont
fully understand why we do (Rutherford, 2008, para. 1). Consider how you would
inform this nurse (and others like her) of the importance of standardized
nursing terminologies.Reflect on the value of using a standard language in nursing
practice. Consider if standardization can be limited to a specialty area or if
one standard language is needed across all nursing practice. Then, identify examples
of standardization in your own specialty or area of expertise. Conduct
additional research using the Walden Library that supports your thoughts on
standardization of nursing terminology.By Day 3Post an explanation of why nurses need to document care
using standardized nursing languages and whether this standardization can be
limited to specialty areas or if it should be across all nursing practice.
Support your response using specific examples from your own specialty or area
of expertise and using at least one additional resource from the Walden
Library.Read a selection of your colleagues responses.By Day 6respond to at least two of your colleagues on two different
days using one or more of the following approaches:Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional
background information, evidence or research.Share an insight from having read your colleagues postings,
synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings
from the classroom or from your own research in the Walden Library.Validate an idea with your own experience and additional
research.Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from
readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.Expand on your colleagues postings by providing additional
insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.

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