The purpose of this assignment is to create the Educating Staff: Implementing Change ProjectPowerPoint presentation. Your plan is to educate the staff that will be involved in the pilot program. You will need to educate them on the problem, show the supporting evidence, and how your pilot plan will be implemented.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following Course Outcomes.

  • CO2: Proposes leadership and collaboration strategies for use with consumers and other healthcare providers in managing care and/or delegating responsibilities for health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration and maintenance, and rehabilitative activities. (PO2)
  • CO3: Communicates effectively with patient populations and other healthcare providers in managing the healthcare of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities. (PO3)
  • CO7: Integrates the professional role of leader, teacher, communicator, and manager of care to plan cost-effective, quality healthcare to consumers in structured and unstructured settings. (PO7)             
  • Directions
    1. A tutorial with tips on completing this assignment may be viewed at https://atge.webex.com/atge/ldr.php?RCID=8912a4b3268463312e115abf9e73efd6 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
    2. Create an educational presentation for staff before the launch of your change project. This should inform the staff of the problem, your potential solution, and their role in change project.
    3. The format for this proposal will be a PowerPoint presentation.
    4. Tutorial: For those not familiar with the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the following link to the Microsoft website may be helpful. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The Chamberlain Student Success Strategies (CCSSS) offers a module on Computer Literacy that contains a section on PowerPoint. The link to SSP CCSSS may be found under the Special Courses list in eCollege.
    5. The length of the PowerPoint presentation should be 15-20 slides; excluding the title and reference slides.
    6. Below are the main topics or bullet points for your slides:
    1. Title slide
    2. Description of the Ace Star change model that you have used for this project.
    3. Practice Issue
    4. Scope of the problem—use basic statistics from what you know of the problem in your work area.
    5. Your team/stakeholders
    6. Evidence to support your need for change—from your Evidence Summary
    7. Action Plan
    8. Timeline for the plan
    9. The nurse’s role and responsibility in the pilot program
    10. Procedure (what steps are to be taken to complete this change process, from start to finish?)
    11. Forms that will be used (if applicable)
    12. Resources available to the staff—including yourself
    13. Summary
    14. References
    1. Citations and References must be included to support the information within each topic area. Refer to the APA manual, Chapter 7, for examples of proper reference format. Citations are to be noted for all information contained in your paper that is not your original idea or thought. Ask yourself, “How do I know this?” and then cite the source. Scholarly sources are expected, which means choose peer-reviewed journals and credible websites.


    • Application: Use Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 or later.
    • Length: The PowerPoint slide show is expected to be between 15-20 slides in length (not including the title slide and reference list slides).
    • Submission: Submit your by 11:59 p.m. Sunday by the end of Week 6.
    • Late Submission: See the Policies on late submissions.
    • Tutorial: For those not familiar with the development of a PowerPoint slideshow, the following link to the Microsoft website may be helpful. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/support/training-FX101782702.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The Chamberlain Student Success Strategies (CCSSS) offers a module on Computer Literacy that contains a section on PowerPoint. The link to SSP CCSSS may be found under your course list in the student portal.

    Best Practices in Preparing a PowerPoint Presentation

    The following are best practices in preparing this presentation.

    1. Be creative.
    2. Incorporate graphics, clip art, or photographs to increase interest.
    3. Make easy to read with short bullet points and large font.
    4. Use speaker notes (found under the section View and “Notes” in the PowerPoint template you choose. These are for your personal use to use as a reference if you are giving your presentation to an audience and they help faculty identify what you will speak to your audience about.
    5. Review directions thoroughly.
    6. Cite all sources within the slides with (author, year) as well as on the Reference slide.
    7. Proofread prior to final submission.
    8. Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.



Your Name

Chamberlain College of Nursing

NR451 RN Capstone Course

Term and Year



Your title here

This paragraph(s) is to introduce the paper. State the problem and potential solutions backed by evidence. Briefly, introduce the nursing focused plan. Remember this is a scholarly APA assignment so you cannot use first person. Remember also that you will keep all the bolded headings and just remove the non-bolded content when you start your paper.

Change Model Overview

In this first paragraph, provide an overview of the ACE Star model Evidence-Based Practice Process. Feel free to state why nurses should use this model as a guide to facilitate change. Under each of the second level headers listed below, you now link your identified topic to the ACE Star model EBP Process.

Define the Scope of the EBP

Restate your practice issue. Why is this a problem? Give statistics and information to back the scope of the problem at your facility/work area. How does this problem impact healthcare on a broader scale?


You will be the leader of the team since this is your project. Who will you also include in your team? Make sure you choose relevant stakeholders. You should have no more than eight members. Do not list your team members by name but instead by position (pharmacists, charge nurse, etc.).

Determine Responsibility of Team Members

Why are the members chosen important to your project? What are their roles?


Conduct internal/ external search for evidence. What type of evidence did you find in addition to you Evidence Summary? EBP guidelines? Quality improvement data? Position statements? Clinical Practice Guidelines? Briefly discuss the strength of this research. This is not where you describe the results of your studies. This is done in the following steps.

Summarize the Evidence

In this section, you need to synthesize the information from the systematic review article. What are some of the evidence-based interventions you discovered in your Evidence Summary that do you plan to use? Be sure and cite all of your references, in proper APA format, from any and all articles into this one paragraph.

Develop Recommendations for Change Based on Evidence

What is your recommendation based on the research? Ideally, you will have found enough support in your evidence to proceed with implementing your pilot program.


Action Plan

You have no

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR451 RN Capstone Course

Capstone Project Milestone 1:

Practice Issue and Evidence Summary Worksheets

Student Name: Date:


1. Refer to the guidelines for specific details on how to complete this assignment.

2. Type your answers directly into the worksheets below.

3. Submit to the Dropbox by the end of Week 3, Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MT.

4. Post questions about this assignment to the Q & A Forum. You may also email questions to the instructor for a private response.

Practice Issue Worksheet

Preventing central venous catheter-related infections

Cases of central venous catheter-related infections have significantly increased over time. Catheters are used on critically ill patients who critical functions of the body have failed. The central venous catheter-related infections are as a result of nosocomial bacteremia. It is therefore important to come up with ways in which the catheter-related infections can be prevented

Lai, N. M., Lai A.O’Riordan, E., Chaiyakunapruk, N., Taylor, J. E., & Tan, K. (2016). Skin antisepsis for reducing central venous catheter-related infections. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (7), CD010140.: 10.1002/14651858.CD010140.pub2

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What is the Practice Issue?

The practice issue identified that is related to the central venous catheter-related infections is

Nursing education and quality improvement programs.

The nursing education and quality improvement programs will ensure that only those qualified to take care of catheter-related cases participate to reduce the rate of catheter-related infections.

Define the scope of the Practice Issue:

Nursing education and quality improvement programs are very important aspects of reducing catheter-related infections. In the prevention of catheter-related infections, better nursing education and quality improvement programs to healthcare providers are essential aspects of reducing the rate of CVCs. The practice will ensure the safety of the patients and also reduce the cost of healthcare to patients. The catheter-related infections lead to increased cost of healthcare, but with the training and quality improvement programs in health facilities, it will be possible to prevent cases of catheter-related infections. The medical staff will be required to have better skills and experience to attend to patients in need of cathete