research evidence

The aim of the assessment is to apply research evidence to clinical nursing problems. The learning for this assignment will take place in Weeks 7 to 12. During this time, you will learn how to appraise research evidence, why it is important, and the value of reflection to your nursing practice. You will also need to refer back to the learning in Weeks 1 to 6 to formulate the research question, search for and evaluate evidence.


Instructions

This assessment consists of three tasks related to the case study below:

Case Study

Your RN buddy is impressed with the information you have collected on methods to prevent post-operative shivering. Your RN buddy tells you that the ward where you are undertaking your clinical placement does not have up-to-date policies on the best method to use in the management of patients experiencing post-operative shivering. Your RN adds that each staff member has their own ideas on which method is best.

Your RN buddy tells you that the ward is reviewing their policies and procedures for the management of post-operative shivering caused by perioperative hypothermia. You are asked to help by summarising the current evidence and identifying recommendations that could contribute to the policy.

Please follow the steps below to complete the assessment task.

Evidence sources should be no older than 5 years.

Please note: 25% of the total available marks are allocated to assessment structure and referencing.

Requirements for Task 1 (Total of available marks: 35)

Preparation for the written task: Locate at least one relevant clinical practice guideline, two reputable websites and a minimum of four credible journal articles related to the clinical problem: post-operative shivering caused by perioperative hypothermia. To determine the best resources available for this clinical problem, first select and complete appropriate evidence appraisal tools found in Week 7 on the NURS12165 Moodle site. To demonstrate this process, add at least three completed appraisal tools as the appendix. 

From you appraisal of the resources, select the best evidence. Analyse the evidence to uncover current thinking on the topic. This analysis should focus on the usefulness of the evidence in addressing the clinical nursing problem: post-operative shivering caused by perioperative hypothermia.

Step 1.1 Written task (600 words): Identify and summarise three themes from your analysis of one clinical practice guideline, two reputable websites and a selection of credible journal articles related to the clinical problem: post-operative shivering caused by perioperative hypothermia. Relate these themes to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. Use the note-taking template to document your summaries and use the writing template to structure your assignment.

Step 1.2 Appendix: In an appendix include at least three appraisal tools which show your analysis of the evidence.


Requirements for Task 2 (400 words) (Total of available marks: 25)

You are to write recommendations that align with the best available evidence. Please follow the steps below to complete Assessment Task 2.

Step 2.1 Provide three to four clear evidence-based recommendations that align with the best available evidence. These recommendations should be able to be incorporated into ward policies.

Step 2.2 Justify each of your recommendations with intext citations to demonstrate that nursing clinical decision making is based on the best available evidence.


Requirements for Task 3: Reflection (200 words) (Total of available marks: 15)

You are to reflect on the purpose of evidence-based nursing practice and how this can assist you in your clinical nursing decision making. Be sure to use the note-taking template to assist you with this task.


Resources

As 25% of the total available marks are allocated to assessment structure and referencing (see marking guide), please access the Assessment 3 resources and template available on the Unit Moodle site and use the seventh edition American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style. The CQUniversity Academic Learning Centre has an online APA Referencing Style Guide.

We recommend that you access your discipline specific library guide and the Nursing Resource Guide.

For information on academic communication, please go to the Academic Learning Centre Moodle site. The Academic Communication Moodle page has many helpful resources, including information for students with English as a second language.

ALC online submission is available for students who are studying their first 8 units. You might want to get feedback on your draft assessment via the Academic Learning Centre (ALC). Please allow for three working days for your assessment to be returned. Draft Review

Submit a draft before the due date to review your Turnitin Similarity Score before making a final submission. Instructions are available here.

 

Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (3 June 2022) 5:00 pm AEST

 

Return Date to Students

Assessment 3 return date is Friday June 24, 2022.

 

Weighting

50%

 

Minimum mark or grade

To achieve a passing grade for the unit, you must pass Assessment 3. To pass Assessment 3, you are required to achieve 50% of the available marks for Assessment 3.