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NUR 355L EBP Clinical Assignment

The purpose of this clinical assignment is to enhance students’ understanding and application of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing. Students will select a specific nursing task and critically evaluate the available evidence to inform their practice.

This assignment can be completed as a slide presentation, a paper, or a concept map. Your instructor will assign this as either an individual or small group project.

Part 1: Selecting a Nursing Task (Administering oxygen therapy)

  1. Choose a specific nursing task or procedure that is commonly performed in a clinical setting from the following areas: Respiratory, Infection, Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal

Part 2: Literature Review and Evidence Appraisal

  1. Conduct a comprehensive literature review on the selected nursing task.
  2. Identify at least three (3) recent and relevant research articles, guidelines, or systematic reviews related to the chosen task.
  3. Summarize the key findings and recommendations from the literature review.

Part 3: Development of an Evidence-Based Protocol

  1. Based on the literature review and evidence appraisal, create an evidence-based protocol for performing the selected nursing task.
  2. Include the following components in the protocol:
    • Rationale for the chosen approach
    • Step-by-step procedure
    • Safety considerations
    • Equipment and resources needed
    • Monitoring and assessment parameters
    • Documentation requirements

Part 4: Reflective Analysis

  1. Discuss the following in the reflection:
    • How the evidence-based approach contributed to patient safety and quality of care
    • Personal insights gained from this experience
    • Areas for improvement in current clinical practice.

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