The student nurse will use knowledge gained through class work, clinical, and independent library investigation to produce a 5-6 page (excluding title page and reference list) paper on one of the following topics:
Topic: Assessing and preventing ICU Delirium
A foundation study for each topic is posted on the BLACKBOARD course site. The study will be used and referenced in your research but does not count towards your two article selections.
1. A word-processed paper utilizing APA 6 th Edition rules for formatting and correct citation of references is required.
2. The paper must:
a. be based on a foundation study (see above topics),
b. describe the clinical problem or issue,
c. state a purpose,
d. review the standards of care: High-acuity paper
e. overview the essential nursing interventions pertaining to the issue, and
f. explain how the interventions will be incorporated into one�s nursing practice
g. indicate the role of a another profession in the interdisciplinary care of the patient with the indicated clinical problem, and
h. have a conclusion
3. A minimum of 2 supporting nursing articles (recent > 2008) from reputable PRINT nursing journals (may be electronically accessed) must be used.
4. The introduction, purpose, and reference list will be submitted for approval in advance. This part of the assignment is due on 9/30/15 (Thursday).
5. Use of one web resource. Web sources must be .gov, .org or .edu.
Note below is the foundation study for the topic (article for the topic, this article must be included)
Crit Care Nurs Q Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 370�389 Copyright c 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Intensive Care Unit Delirium
Sapana Desai, PharmD, BCPS; Terence Chau, PharmD, BCPS; Liza George, PharmD, PhD, BCPS