Identify an adverse trend (across multiple patients) that could occur within your organization.
Part I: Flow Chart
Create a flow chart or step-by-step guide identifying how you will collect, review, and apply data to make a decision that will generally affect patient care.
Identify the steps you will take to collect, review, and apply data to decide on patient care.
List the type and source of information needed in each step.
Identify the technologies used in each step.
Part II: Paper
Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper explaining the flow chart or step-by-step guide.
Describe how you may become aware of the trend and why you want to investigate further.
Describe the data you would need to collect, the source(s), and why you would need this data.
Describe the data collection methods you would use and why.
Describe how the data would affect your response to the adverse trend.
Explain how you will use the technology in each step.
Describe any regulatory, legal, and ethical issues related to the use of data and the technologies used.
Include at least three peer-reviewed references, and develop an APA-formatted reference page.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Attach the flow chart and reference page as appendices to the paper.
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the
correct paper format. APA style is applied, and the format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the author’s main points. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to the assignment and APA style, and the format is error-free.
Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and are usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated before publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects of an empirical article include literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer clearly commands standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.