NURSING 1106NA - Knowledge Translation in Nursing II
Ngee Ann Academy - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code NURSING 1106NA Course Knowledge Translation in Nursing II Coordinating Unit School of Nursing Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s Ngee Ann Academy Units 3 Contact Intensive daily lectures in weeks 1, 7 & 12, tutorials in weeks 2,4,8,10. Restrictions Available to B Nurs (Post Registration) students in Singapore only Course Description This course will build on Knowledge Translation in Nursing I. It will focus on the assessment of patient safety and the quality of nursing care including the implementation of research findings. Students will systematically evaluate and compare clinical practice with the best available research evidence and engage in clinical audit. They will be encouraged to disseminate the findings of the audit within their practice area. It is anticipated that students will learn not only from their own audits but also from those presented by the other students.
Course Coordinator: Ms Tiffany Conroy
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Identify and assess potential risks to patient safety 2 Identify an area of their clinical practice for potential improvement 3 Locate and describe the best available research evidence for their selected area of practice 4 Conduct and report a clinical audit 5 Evaluate the results of the audit 6 Disseminate the results of the audit as appropriate
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1-6 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1-3, 5-6 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 5 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 6 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 3 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-2
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course will consist of intensive lecture sessions and tutorials. Please refer to the teaching schedule for the dates of these. Participation in the tutorials is vital in making this course a constructive and enjoyable learning experience. In the event that you are unable to attend the tutorials please inform the Course Coordinator (via email) prior to the session so that this can be recorded.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.There will be 20 hours of face to face lectures and 20 hours of face to face tutorials. It is expected that you will need to invest about 12 hours per week of study to successfully complete this course. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester. This includes all study activities, attendance at lectures and tutorials, readings and assessment. Thus some weeks it will be more and others less. It is recommended that you plan your time commitment to the course at the beginning of the semester.
Learning Activities Summary
Introduction to Knowledge Translation in Nursing II
Overview of the course and assessment activities etc
Why do healthcare errors happen?
Barriers to safe healthcare
What are sentinel events?
Root cause analysis
Introduction to Clinical Audit
The audit cycle
Identifying audit topics
Identifying best clinical practice
“What is best practice?”
Evidence based practice in audit
Clinical Audit: The audit proposal
Clinical Audit: Data collection
Sources of data
Clinical Audit: Evaluating the audit results
Feedback and evaluation
Reaudit and review
Clinical Audit: Writing an audit report
Principles of clinical governance
Continuous quality improvement
Planning for improvement
Theories of change management
Plan, Do, Study, Act
Emotional cycle of change
Barriers to change
Strategies to overcome barriers
The role of clinical audit in practice
Dissemination of audit results
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryFor this course you are required to select and then plan a clinical audit for one area of your nursing practice. This will entail selecting an area of your practice suitable for audit from the provided list, identifying the expected standard for that practice, and developing a clinical audit proposal and then presenting this to your fellow students. Assessment 1 is the development of the outline for the clinical audit proposal. A report of an audit implementation plan, using the provided template, is to be submitted as Assessment 2. Assessment 3 is the presentation of your proposed audit you will give to your fellow students.
Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed Online referencing quiz
Due week 2
Formative 0% 3 Audit proposal outline
Due week 6
Summative 20% 1-3 Audit proposal
Due week 9
Summative 50% 1-4 Audit presentation
Due week 12
Summative 30% 1-6
Assessment DetailFormative assessment is an online referencing quiz to be completed in the first 2 weeks of semester
Audit Proposal Outline
Length: 500 words
You are required to select ONE of the following audit topics.
- Hand washing
- Documentation of pain assessment
- Medication management
- Staff orientation
- Pressure ulcer prevention
- Nutrition assessment
- Falls prevention
Indicate your reasons for selecting this topic
Identify and reference the standards you are using as a basis for your audit. You MUST find external evidence based standards. Your organisations policy is NOT sufficient.
Develop FIVE (5) criteria for your audit.
Describe the setting for your audit
Identify the population and sample for the audit
Use the headings in Appendix 1 to structure your assignment.
Marking Guide - Research Proposal Outline
Structure and Writing Style 25% Structure (25%)
• Introduces the rationale for the topic of the audit
• The outline is structured in a logical sequence so that the content flows
• Provides a clear description of the proposed audit
Writing Style (15%)
• The proposal outline is written with clear sentence structure, clarity of argument and precision of expression and the spelling and grammar are correct
Content 60% • The rationale for selecting the topic is clearly stated and is appropriate for the clinical setting
• The standards for the audit topic are clearly identified and appropriate
• The 5 criteria for the audit are appropriate, specific and measurable
• The setting for the audit is clearly described and appropriate
• The population and sample for the audit are clearly described and appropriate
Referencing 15% • the referencing style used throughout the paper is congruent with the School Academic Manual
• the reference list is accurate (i.e. no missing page numbers, volumes, correct title etc), complete (i.e. no references in the body of the paper are missing from the reference list) and consistent with the School Academic Manual
• the references cited are contemporary (i.e. less than 10 years old unless seminal papers)
• primary references are used predominantly (i.e. the original reference has been cited rather than a secondary source)
• there is evidence in the paper that the student has searched widely for information related to the topic/issue
• the student has acknowledged all sources of information
• direct quotations are only used to make crucial points or to support the discussion/argument
Length: 1500 words
Develop a proposal for a clinical audit. This clinical audit proposal should outline all that you propose to do during the conduct of the audit. The format of the audit proposal should address four main areas:
• Introduction and Background
• Audit question or purpose
• Audit topic/background
See Appendix 2 for more information on the recommended format of the audit proposal and Appendix 3 for information that will help you develop your proposal.
Marking Guide - Audit Proposal
Structure and Writing Style 25% Structure (15%)
• Introduces the rationale for/outlines/situates the topic of the audit
• The proposal is structured in a logical sequence so that the content flows
• Provides a detailed description of the proposed audit
Writing Style (10%)
• The proposal is written with clear sentence structure, clarity of argument and precision of expression and the spelling and grammar are correct
Content 60% • The audit question is clearly stated and is appropriate for the clinical setting
• There is a discussion of the clinical practice to be audited
• There is a discussion of the standard(s) against which practice is to be evaluated
• The description of the population and setting is appropriate
• Description of data collection includes what data is to be collected, the processes to be used and how the data will be recorded during the collection process
• Proposed method of data analysis is described and is appropriate
Referencing 15% • The referencing style used throughout the poster is congruent with the School Academic Manual
• The reference list is accurate (i.e. no missing page numbers, volumes, correct title etc), complete (i.e. no references in the body of the paper are missing from the reference list) and consistent with the School Academic Manual
• The references cited are contemporary (i.e. less than 10 years old unless seminal papers)
• Primary references are used predominantly (i.e. the original reference has been cited rather than a secondary source)
• There is evidence in the paper that the student has searched widely for information related to the topic/issue
• The student has acknowledged all sources of information and all diagrams and photos are referenced
• Direct quotations are only used to make crucial points or to support the discussion/argument
Length: 20 minutes including 5 minutes for questions
You are required to give a 20 minute presentation to your fellow students and course coordinator. This presentation should cover the complete audit process. All relevant information should be covered including the justification for selecting this topic.
Presentations will be held on the above date. A timetable will be distributed to all students.
Students are required to provide the course coordinator with an electronic copy/disc of their presentation the Wednesday prior to enable the smooth running of the day and transition between talks.
You must have your name and student ID number on the title slide of your presentation.
Please be punctual, respectful and attentive to your fellow students.
Marking Guide - Presentation
Structure 25% • Introduces the topic and states aims of the presentation
• Clearly describes the way in which the presentation will proceed
• The presentation is structured in a logical sequence so that the content flows
• The presentation ends with a brief cogent, defendable conclusion that summarises the discussion within the presentation
• The time for the presentation is managed well, allowing adequate time for questions/debate at the conclusion of the presentation
Content and Critical Analysis 60% Content (30%)
• The presentation has covered the topic sufficiently
• The presentation content has clear links to contemporary nursing theory and clinical practice
• The student's presentation demonstrates a depth of understanding of the topic and associated significant issues
Critical analysis (30%)
• The presentation demonstrates a high degree of critical thought and insight by:
• providing justification/rationale for the discussion
• demonstrating they have reflected on the complex issues surrounding the topic
• discussing the topic from differing perspectives, thereby providing a balanced discussion
Discussion and Presentation Style 15% • Material is presented in an interesting manner
• The student uses learning resources appropriately
• The group's interest is maintained by the student
• The student:
• is audible
• faces the audience
• responds to questions in an appropriate fashion
• leads an interactive discussion that challenges the group to issues related to their nursing practice
SubmissionAssessments, unless otherwise stated in your Study guide, are to be submitted electronically via Assignments in MyUni on the due date identified in this Study guide. Instructions for assignment submission are available for all students under Tutorials at www.adelaide.edu.au/myuni/. Formatting and presentation of assignments must comply with School policy as indicated in the School Academic Manual.
An assessment submitted via MyUni must be submitted as a .doc, .docx or .rtf file (or unless otherwise specified, i.e. PowerPoint). It is also important to submit your file under your surname and id number, such as surnamestudentid (i.e. knight1234567). MyUni stamps all the other details against your filename once you submit your assessment.
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