How does the use of in-home monitoring for CHF impact re-hospitalization rates?

The focus for discussion board this week is the State of the Science Quality Improvement Paper which is due in two parts, Week 4 and Week 6. The focus of the State of the Science (SOS) paper will be a quality improvement topic.

Focus for this discussion board: Quality improvement questions, related theories and completion of the Johns Hopkins PICO Development document.

** NOTE: Please Note: In the Week 2 Canvas readings you will read about PICO development. For this course you are not required to write your own PICO question.

Activity Learning Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

Develop knowledge related to research and evidence-based practice as a basis for designing and critiquing research studies (CO 4).
Analyze research findings and evidence-based practice to advanced holistic nursing care initiatives that promotes positive healthcare outcomes (CO 5)
Due Date:

Initial prompt due by Wednesday, 11:59 PM MT of week 2
Two peer posts due by Sunday 11:59 PM MT of week 2
Response to any faculty comments or questions by Sunday 11:59 PM MT of week 2.
Peer posts should be made at a minimum of 2 separate days of the module/week.
A 10% late penalty will be imposed for discussions posted after the deadline on Wednesday, regardless of the number of days late. Nothing will be accepted after 11:59pm MT on Sunday (i.e. student will receive an automatic 0). Week 8 discussion closes on Saturday at 11:59pm MT.

Points: 50 points

Assignment Requirements

In week 2 you will choose a quality improvement question from the list below for your State of the Science Quality Improvement (SOS QI) Paper.
You should also review both Part 1 and Part 2 of the SOS paper assignment at this time. You will use the question you choose to develop all sections of the SOS QI Paper. NOTE: More than one student may choose the same question. However, work must be independent for all aspects of the SOS QI Paper.
Using your chosen question complete the Johns Hopkins PICO Question Development Tool. When completing this tool you will need to investigate the significance of the question you chose and identify the elements of the PICO question, for example, P=population, what population does your question focus on?
To complete the tool you will need do a review of the literature related to your selected question and theory. You will use this review for your paper and to complete the Johns Hopkins Question Development Tool.
Upload your completed Johns Hopkins Question Development Tool to the assignment dropbox. You will receive 20 points for submitting this document to the assignment dropbox.
In the discussion board provide your chosen research question and theory for your initial posting. This posting should also include a minimum of one paragraph which summarizes a scholarly article related to your question. Citation is required.
Post your question and tool by Wednesday of the week 11:59 PM MT. Respond to a minimum of two (2) peers on two (2) separate days of the week. Responding to any comments or questions from your course faculty is also required for this week’s discussion board.
Question List:

Does an 8-week, one day a week, brown-bag lunch on LGBTQ health care for primary health care employees influence knowledge and attitudes of employees for LGBTQ patients?
Theory Choices: Campinha-Bacote (Culture), Bias Care Model
Will text messaging appointment reminders to patients’ age’s 30-70 decrease no-shows for appointments?
Theory Choices: Theory of Planned Behavior, Deming
Will text messaging patients ages 30-70 each September increase yearly influenza vaccine rates?
Theory Choices: Avedis Donabedian, Behaviorist Theory
Is there a change in screening outcomes for child maltreatment when implementing an embedded screening tool in the electronic health record?
Theory Choices: Cognitive Learning Theory, Deming
How does the use of in-home monitoring for CHF impact re-hospitalization rates?
Theory Choices: Health Promotion, Relationship-Based Care
How does the use of culturally congruent interprofessional education for newly diagnosed diabetic patients age 40-70 impact A1C levels and weight?
Theory Choices: Cultural Competency, Interprofessional
Documents/Tools for reference:

Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Doc 1 (Links to an external site.)
Johns Hopkins PICO Development Tool (Links to an external site.)

Johns Hopkins Action Planning Tool (Not required but good guide.) (Links to an external site.)

Johns Hopkins Dissemination Tool Guide (Not required but good guide.) (Links to an external site.)

Johns Hopkins Evidence Level and Quality of Research Guide (Not required but good guide for rating levels of evidence.) (Links to an external site.)

Johns Hopkins Practice Evidence Translation Doc (Not required but good guide). (Links to an external site.)

SOS Quality Improvement Paper Part 1 (See week 4 assignment)

SOS Quality Improvement Paper Part 2 (See week 6 assignment)

Johns Hopkins ROL Table

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