To do:
Introduction: Introduce the problem that needs to be improved. (25 points)
Identify a current work related problem that is from one of the  (Links to an external site.)Institute of Medicine’s 6 areas of competencies: (Links to an external site.)
 Patient Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Safety and Informatics, linked here. (Links to an external site.)
Review this information at IHI link on a quality improvement model.  (Links to an external site.)
Identify why and what is the process breakdown:  Clarify current unit/organizational knowledge of the problem process and any insight on how to improve the situation at hand. 
Quality Improvement (QI) model: Identify and discuss a QI model (choose either Six Sigma or PDSA) to utilize. (25 points)
Discuss your chosen model.
Explain the process of implementing change and the importance of an outcome to measure. 
Describe the inter-professional team that you would put together for this process improvement. Who (by title or position) specifically needs to be at the decision-making 'table?' 
Literature Review for EBP: Identify and analyze evidence found in peer-reviewed literature (i.e. go to e-library to find) that was shown to benefit this problem.  (25 points)
Synthesize a minimum of three (3) scholarly articles from current evidence-based literature findings that assist you in improving the problem.
Describe how you would plan to implement a QI improvement process.
Include the outcome to measure improvement.

  4.  Conclusion. (10 points)

Summarize your paper with a concluding paragraph.

  5.  APA (15 points):

Paper conforms to APA 7th edition format and demonstrates a professional level of scholarship, which means it includes (but is not limited to) items such as:
Title page in APA 7th edition format, double spaced  
Section headings as emboldened in the instructions above. 

Include introduction and conclusion paragraphs 

Excellent grammar, paragraph and sentence organization with clear flow of thoughts. 
All scholarly content cited. All citations should be listed in the reference list. 

At least three (3) Scholarly references are cited in the paper are in APA format (minimum of three (3) scholarly articles plus textbook as references). 
Include current evidence based practice literature findings that have assisted in improving the process you have identified. (5 years or less.)  


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