evidence based project on ventilator acquired pneumonia (VAP)

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is the process of collecting, processing, and implementing
research findings to improve clinical practice, the work environment, or patient outcomes.
Utilizing the EBP approach to nursing practice helps us provide the highest quality and most
cost-efficient patient care possible.

Topic Selection:
● Your topic :VAP (ventilator associated pneumonia) prevention bundle

Your portfolio will consist of the following:

Title page – to include the title of your topic (in large font (28 or greater), your name and title (SN), the school’s name (Holyoke Community College) and the date (Fall 2021).

You will need two (2) title pages, one for the front of the binder and one as the first page of the portfolio. Also, create a binder slide (card stock paper) that can be placed in the binder’s spine.

Table of Contents – listing pages for introduction, a listing (in APA format) of articles you have critiqued, a listing of other articles or policies/procedures, and bibliography page. 

Section 1: Introduction – Explain in your own words and why you chose this topic and how you expect the information researched to influence patient care. (maximum of 2 pages, using APA guidelines)

Section 2: Research Articles – Critique the assigned number of articles. Included in this section are:

Summary of the article. Written in your own words (do not rewrite the author’s  abstract or introduction), the summary should briefly describe the research and the findings and discuss how you feel the research will enhance patient care (maximum of 2 pages, use APA guidelines). Follow the summary with the John’s Hopkins critique tool and then a copy of the article.

John’s Hopkins critique tool (directly follows the specific article summary). This form is available on Moodle. You can type in the information (best typed for easy reading) or clearly print in black ink. 

Copy of article (directly follows the article’s John’s Hopkins critique). Place a copy of the article next.

Separate each article’s summary/critique/article with a divider before the next article’s summary/critique/article. 

Articles must be from a peer reviewed source and display current evidence based practice.

A peer reviewed article includes:

-Literature review or background
-Manuscript narrative with purpose of statement and method/design
  -Results of conclusions
-Clinical implications
(Reminder: Descriptive studies, case reports and opinions of respected authorities do not 
represent the highest level of scientific evidence).

Section 3: Other articles and associated policies/procedures – You may in your research find articles that are not research based or you decide not to critique the portfolio but feel they are good references. Place copies here and include the reference in your bibliography. Website information which cannot be critiqued can be placed in this section. Also include any websites that support your research in the bibliography.

Section 4: Bibliography-Written in APA format, includes critiqued articles and any other articles, web sites, policy, procedure, etc., related to the portfolio. Sample online references for APA: