Clinical Practice Guideline Assignment Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guideline Assignment Guidelines with Scoring Rubric Purpose Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) are written to provide recommendations that are intended to assist providers in making decisions for specific circumstances or disease conditions. CPGs are based on systematic reviews of the best available evidenced based medicine research. Interpreting and learning to apply guidelines into practice is necessary to develop and enhance diagnostic reasoning skills. Activity Learning Outcomes Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to: 1) Read and interpret a primary care related CPG for use in practice. (CO 3) 2) Identify the CPG recommendations and strength of evidence. (CO 3) 3) Compare and contrast the diagnosis and treatment of a patient seen in the clinical setting to the recommendations given in the CPG. (CO 3) Due Date: Students will be RANDOMLY assigned a CPG on a disease topic by their instructor in Week 1. Students will post a brief, narrated, PowerPoint presentation along with a copy of their CPG and a written transcript of their presentation by Wednesday 11:59 p.m. MT of Week 7. This will allow others to view their peer’s presentation in order to provide an evaluation before Sunday. Total Points Possible: 150 Requirements: 1.

Clinical Practice Guideline

Students will RANDOMLY be assigned a CPG on a disease topic by their instructor in Week 1. 2. In Week 7, students will provide a brief, narrated PowerPoint presentation using VoiceThread or Kaltura while following the directions and rubric listed below. 3. In addition to the presentation, students will provide a written transcript to the Week 7 assignment box for the instructor’s reference. (NOTE: A written transcript is a word for word script of exactly what is said in the PowerPoint  narration. It is not a paper and does not need to be in APA format. See the transcripts under each lecture in the weekly lessons for examples). 4. Students will share a copy of their given CPG by attaching it to the discussion board where their presentation (or link) is posted. This will allow the instructor and peer to review along with your presentation. 5. The narrated PowerPoint presentation, copy of the CPG, and transcript are due before Wednesday 11:59pm MT of Week 7. 6. If any of the required items are missing or are submitted after the deadline, late penalties will be applied according to the Late Assignment Policy as discussion in the Syllabus. Preparing the presentation: The presentation should be developed using the following guidelines: · All presentations must be in PowerPoint format and narrated using VoiceThread or Kaltura. · Slides should be professional in appearance and easy to read. · The presentation should be no more than 15min. · The presentation should be shared with the class for viewing by posting a link in the Week 7 discussion board BEFORE Wednesday 11:59pm MT. · Students should ensure that the publishing options in VoiceThread are set to allow everyone viewing privileges. · Attach the CPG article to the Week 7 discussion board by using the paperclip icon. · Submit a written transcript of your presentation (see definition above) to the Week 7 assignment box, before Wednesday 11:59 p.m. MT. · Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling should be observed in all slides. · A reference slide should be included as the final slide and APA format should be observed. Category Points % Description Disease & Background 15 10% Identify the disease condition and give a brief statement of incidence and prevalence in the U.S. Discuss the pathophysiology of the disease and typical clinical presentation seen in patients with the condition. Publication & Applicability in Primary Care 30 20% Identify the author, organization or group that developed the CPG along with the year of the original guideline publication. Discuss why the CPG is applicable in the primary care setting. Key Action statements and Body of Evidence 45 30% Provide each of the CPG’s “Key Action” or “Guideline Statements” up to a maximum of 5 relevant recommendations. Identify the evidence strength for each recommendation. If the statement has applicability to other groups, only discuss the relevant primary care ones. Application in your Clinical Rotation 45 30% Using an example of a patient from your clinical rotation with the same condition, discuss how the diagnosis and treatment of your patient compared to the recommendations given in the guidelines. Presentation Quality 15 10% PowerPoint and Voicethread are used for the presentation. Slides are well organized and aesthetically pleasing. Student’s narration is understandable and well-paced. Written transcript provided. References are cited.
Clinical Practice Guideline

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CLASS

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Discussion Questions (DQ)

  • Initial responses to the DQ should address all components of the questions asked, include a minimum of one scholarly source, and be at least 250 words.
  • Successful responses are substantive (i.e., add something new to the discussion, engage others in the discussion, well-developed idea) and include at least one scholarly source.
  • One or two sentence responses, simple statements of agreement or “good post,” and responses that are off-topic will not count as substantive. Substantive responses should be at least 150 words.
  • I encourage you to incorporate the readings from the week (as applicable) into your responses.

Weekly Participation

  • Your initial responses to the mandatory DQ do not count toward participation and are graded separately.
  • In addition to the DQ responses, you must post at least one reply to peers (or me) on three separate days, for a total of three replies.
  • Participation posts do not require a scholarly source/citation (unless you cite someone else’s work).
  • Part of your weekly participation includes viewing the weekly announcement and attesting to watching it in the comments. These announcements are made to ensure you understand everything that is due during the week.

APA Format and Writing Quality

  • Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
  • Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
  • I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Use of Direct Quotes

  • I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
  • As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
  • It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.

 

LopesWrite Policy

  • For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
  • Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
  • Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
  • Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.

Late Policy

  • The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
  • Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
  • If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
  • I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
  • As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.

Communication

  • Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
    • Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
    • Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.