Locating Credible Databases and Research
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the course competencies through the following assessment scoring guide criteria:
• Competency 1: Interpret findings from scholarly quantitative, qualitative, and outcomes research articles and studies.
o Explain why the sources selected should provide the best evidence for the chosen diagnosis.
• Competency 2: Analyze the relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision.
o Describe the best places to complete research and what types of resources one would want to access to find pertinent information for the diagnosis within the context of a specific health care setting.
• Competency 4: Plan care based on the best available evidence.
o Identify five sources of online information (medical journal databases, websites, hospital policy databases, et cetera) that could be used to locate evidence for a clinical diagnosis.
• Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication strategies to lead practice changes based on evidence.
o Describe communication strategies to encourage nurses to research the diagnosis, as well as strategies to collaborate with the nurses to access resources.
o Communicate using writing that is clear, logical, and professional with correct grammar and spelling using current APA style.