MSN6021 – Biopsychosocial Concepts
for Advanced Nursing Practice I
Quality Improvement Presentation Poster
As a master's-level nurse you will be responsible for
promoting equitable quality of care. In the biopsychosocial (BPS) model of
care, there are a number of areas where you can have an impact on improving the
quality, safety, and equitability of care. One example area where equitable
quality of care is an issue is with medications, especially considering the
cost of various medications to treat the same condition versus the
effectiveness and potential side-effects of the medications. A further
pharmacological concern for safe and quality care is medication errors. This
could include considerations like a patient getting the wrong medication or a
dangerous interaction due to other aspects of a patient's health and treatment
situation. An example could be vitamin or herbal supplements the patient has
not disclosed as part of the medication reconciliation process.
For this assignment, you may take any number of approaches.
Two suggestions are:
Build upon the clinical issue that was the focus of your
Unit 6 Change Strategy and Implementation assignment, and turn it into a full,
organization- or community-wide quality improvement (QI) initiative.
Or, identify a new issue related to a BPS clinical issue, or
a clinical issue related to one of the conditions, disorders, or diseases from
the Review of Evidence for Treating Specific Disorders? discussion in Unit 1.
The focus here should be on a community rather than on a specific patient or
health care setting.
As a master's-level nurse, your specific focus is on
reviewing the implications of the data relevant to the clinical issue you are
trying to address. Once you research this, review the aggregate data, and
understand the BPS considerations relevant to the clinical issue, you can
suggest strategies for improving the quality, equitability, and safety of care
around the issue. You should act as an advocate for the value and need to
pursue quality improvements to leadership and executives, as well as be able to
present potential projects to a wide range of colleagues and community
Create an abstract and a poster for a presentation to
executive-level leadership of the organization, to the community, or to your
colleagues that will sell them on your quality improvement plan.
?Your abstract should be 100–250 words.
It should summarize the key information in your poster.
Do not put your abstract on the poster itself; submit it as
a separate document. Or, if you are using PowerPoint to help create your
poster, create a new slide that is clearly labeled as your abstract.
?Your poster should include the following sections:
Quality Improvement Methods.
Evidence Supporting QI Methods.
Change Strategy Foundation.
Interprofessional Team Benefits.
Overall Project Benefits.
There are templates in PowerPoint or on the Internet that
can help you get a start designing your poster.
The bullet points below correspond to the grading criteria
in the scoring guide. Be sure that your presentation addresses all of the
bullets below. You may also want to read the Quality Improvement Presentation
Poster scoring guide and Guiding Questions: Quality Improvement Presentation
Poster to better understand how each grading criterion will be assessed.
Propose quality improvement methods to promote continuous
improvement related to a specific biopsychosocial consideration.
Evaluate specific evidence that supports the quality
improvement methods proposed.
Explain how the project is grounded in successful change
Analyze the way in which interprofessional teamwork will
improve the effectiveness or efficiency of the quality improvement project.
Communicate quality improvement considerations to relevant
stakeholders in a way that is clear, concise, and compelling for the audience.
Integrate relevant sources to support assertions, correctly
formatting citations and references using current APA style.
Length of submission:
Abstract: 100–250 words. Your abstract should be succinct
Poster: Make sure your poster fits entirely onto a single
poster template page (or slide) and contains all of the sections described in
the assignment instructions.
Number of references: Cite a minimum of 5–7 sources of
scholarly or professional evidence that support your considerations and plans.
Resources should be no more than five years old.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted
according to current APA style.
Quality Improvement Presentation Poster Scoring Guide.
Guiding Questions: Quality Improvement Presentation Poster
APA Style Paper Tutorial [DOCX].
APA Style Paper Template [DOCX].