Improving nursing care on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Introduction: Capstone You will design and develop an evidenced-based practice change, quality improvement, or innovation that demonstrates the synthesis of WGU graduate competencies. This project is not primary research but should be focused on scholarly evidence in support of practice improvements, innovation, or general practice change. It will not require an Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. You will be required to conduct a comprehensive literature review that defines the evidence in support of your project. The literature review represents a collection of primary research studies that have already been conducted and that provide guidance for best practices. Once your project plan is complete, you will create a professional presentation that outlines your plan and then present it to your stakeholder group and preceptor. Before you start your project, you will first need to secure organizational approval and obtain a letter of agreement from your preceptor. In this task, you will be required to develop a plan for your capstone project that describes your problem and proposed solution. The topic is improving nursing care on ALS patients on Rehab unit C. Summarize your project by doing the following: 1. Identify the clinical or organizational problem. 2. Describe why the problem you have identified requires a practice change, quality improvement, or innovation, including supporting evidence. Note: Evidence can be internal, based on clinical expertise, and/or from scholarly literature. 3. Explain the causes of the problem. 4. Identify the stakeholders. a. Discuss each stakeholder’s interest, power, and influence in relation to the project. D. Explain the purpose of your project. E. Explain your proposed solution for your project. F. Provide an evidence summary to support your proposed change. 1. Provide a reference list for your evidence summary in APA format that includes a minimum of five scholarly, peer-reviewed sources that were published within the last five years. Note: This reference list refers specifically to your evidence summary only. G. Explain your proposed implementation plan, which includes the following: 1. plan of action 2. timeline 3. needed resources and personnel 4. proposed change theory 5. barriers to implementation H. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format. Chapter 1: Introduction A. Provide an introduction (suggested length of 4–6 pages) that explains the rationale for your project by doing the following: 1. Explain the background of the problem. 2. Provide your problem statement. 3. Summarize the scope of the project by doing the following: a. Describe the practice change, quality improvement, or innovation. b. Provide a rationale for the practice change, quality improvement, or innovation. Chapter 2: Literature Review B. Provide a thorough and well-organized literature review on your topic by doing the following: 1. Review a minimum of 30 credible sources that were published within the last five years. Note: In order to prove that you have reviewed 30 credible sources, you will need to provide a list, in APA format, of the sources you reviewed for part B1. 2. Identify best practices for your topic based on the review of literature. 3. Provide an evidence summary of the literature relevant to the topic you have chosen. C. Recommend a practice change, quality improvement, or innovation based on the findings of the literature review and evidence summary from parts A and B. D. When you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.