Reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcer



· Introduces topic and provides   overview of the issue (2 pts.) 

· Discusses why this issue is   pertinent to the particular unit/organization and what led student to choose   the topic (2 pts.)

· Identifies unit, manager, etc.   support for the project (1 pt.)

· Identifies how the project will specifically benefit the   unit/organization (2 pts.)


Literature review: topic/issue

· Includes two recent articles   (less than 5-7 years) from professional nursing or health sciences journals   (2 pts.)

· For each article: provides   brief summary and discusses how the article is pertinent and relevant to the   topic/issue (4 pts./each article=8 total)


Literature   review: solution/intervention

· Includes two recent (less than 5-7 years)   articles from professional nursing or health sciences journals (2 pts.)

· For each article: provides brief summary and   discusses how the article is pertinent and relevant to the solution or   interventions (4 pts./each article=8 total)

· Articles support the student’s chosen solution   or intervention (2 pts.)



· Clearly describes final project or   intervention (2 pts.)

· Outlines specific steps to implement final   project/solution, including timeline for how the project could be “rolled   out” (4 pts.)

· Discusses how the project will address/improve   the clinical issue (2 pts.)

· Discusses future follow-up, evaluation, and/or   measurement of the impact of the project (3 pts.) 


Paper mechanics

· Incorporates required content in a 4-5-page   paper (not including title page and reference page) (2 pts.)

· Follows correct APA: 

  • Proper title page (1         pt.)
  • Appropriate text         spacing, font size, headings, and in-text citations (2 pts.)
  • Formatted reference         page (2 pts.)

· Writes clearly; uses correct grammar,   spelling, and punctuation; avoids first person voice (3 pts.)


Grading criteria   for e-POSTER



· Clearly displays the topic or issue (2 pts.)

· Includes general information about the topic   or issue 

(2 pts.) *

· Communicates specifics about why it is   pertinent to the particular unit or organization (2 pts.) *

· States institutional support (1 pt.)

*If applicable,   poster uses appropriate graphic or visual which conveys national or local   data, trends, organization or unit statistics, etc. 


Literature   review of the topic/issue

· Includes literature support of the topic or   issue (1 pt.)

· Summarizes most important point(s) of each   article (4 pts.)

· Clearly connects authors with literature   points (1 pt.)



· Clearly outlines solution and presents as   feasible (3 pts.)

· Includes literature support of chosen solution   (2 pt.)

· Clearly connects authors with solution   literature (1 pt.)



· Identifies and explains final project and   attaches a copy of “work product” (in-service handouts, pamphlet, form, pocket card, for example) (4 pts.)

· Specifically describes how the final project   would be implemented, including timeline for “roll-out” (2 pts.)

· Describes how the impact of the project could   be measured or evaluated (2)

· Addresses the future implications of the   project for the unit and/or nursing in general (2 pts.)


e-Poster   mechanics

· Professional looking: follows elements of   e-poster construction; organized and clear layout that flows well (2 pts.) 

· Visually appealing: words and graphics are   easy to see; appropriate use of color (2 pts.) 

· · Reference page is complete, in proper APA   format, and submitted with the e-poster (1 pt.)