NR449 Skills Module Guidelines

NR449 Skills Module Guidelines

NR449 Skills Guidelines V2 11/07/18 CSS/el

Skills Module Guidelines


To encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration through the use of Evidence Based Practice



This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes.

1. Examine the sources of knowledge that contribute to professional nursing practice.

2. Apply research principles to the interpretation of the content of published research studies.

3. Identify ethical issues common to research involving human subjects.

4. Evaluate published nursing research for credibility and clinical significance related to evidence-based

practice. 5. Recognize the role of research findings in evidence-based practice.

DUE DATE Refer to Course Calendar for details. The Late Assignment Policy applies to this assignment.


REQUIREMENTS o Computer with internet access o Access to ATI o Recommend using Firefox browser and clearing

your cookies and cache if you are accessing ATI on a laptop or desktop computer


View and read any relevant resource material that could help you better understand the concept or solve the

problem(s) given. You can review the module but this is not a priority for this assignment. Log into ATI and select

the “Learn” tab. Click on Skills Modules and title “Nutrition Feeding and Eating”. Click on the “lesson” tab and

then open the “Evidence Based Research” tab at the top of the page. Your instructor will provide guidance on

the best way to submit this assignment.

NR449 Evidence Based Practice

NR449 Skills Module Guidelines

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DIRECTIONS AND ASSIGNMENT CRITERIA There are five main topics and the accompanying studies identified under the Evidence Based Practice tab. They

are as follows:

1. Evaluating Nutritional Status

a. Formative evaluation of the feedback component of Children’s and Adolescents’ Nutrition

Assessment and Advice on the Web (CANAA-W) among parents of schoolchildren

b. Validation of the Diet Quality Index for adolescents by comparison with biomarkers, nutrient and

food intakes: the HELENA study

2. Identifying those at risk for malnutrition

a. Beyond malnutrition screening: Appropriate methods to guide nutrition care for aged care


b. Population-specific short-form mini nutritional assessment with body mass index or calf

circumference can predict risk of malnutrition in community-living or institutionalized elderly

people in Taiwan

c. Comparison of the prevalence of malnutrition diagnosis in head and neck, gastrointestinal and lung

cancer patients by three classification methods

3. Malnutrition associated with specific health conditions

a. Malnutrition in a sample of community-dwelling people with Parkinson’s disease

b. Nutritional risk index as a predictor of postoperative wound complications after gastrectomy

c. Risk of malnutrition is associated with mental health symptoms in community living elderly men

and women: The Tromso Study

4. Outcomes associated with nutritional status

a. Role of nutritional status in predicting quality of life outcomes in cancer – a systematic review of

the literature

b. Nutritional support for liver disease

5. Interventions to improve nutritional status

a. Interventions to enhance adherence to dietary advice for preventing and managing chronic

diseases in adults

Please choose one of the topics and identify one study under that topic. Read the study and answer one of

the following questions, according to the topic chosen, in a 2-3 page (not including title and reference page)


Topic 1 – What methods can be used to assess nutritional status?

Topic 2- What methods can be used to identify those at risk for malnutrition?

Topic 3- What specific health conditions increase the risk of malnutrition?

Topic 4- What associations exist between nutritional status and health outcomes?

Topic 5- What type of interventions improve adherence to recommendations on nutritional intake?

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The Summary must include the following headings (See rubric for criteria under each heading):

a. Introduction and Key Points (10 Points)

b. Article Search (25 Points)

c. Article Findings (25 Points)

d. Evidence for Practice (25 Points)