Write a paper of 750-1,000 word (not including the title page and reference page) paper for your proposed evidence-based practice project solution. Address the following criteria:
Describe the proposed solution (or intervention) for the gap identified and the way(s) in which it is consistent with current evidence. Heavily reference and provide substantial evidence for your solution or intervention. Consider if the intervention may be unrealistic in your setting, too costly, or there is a lack of appropriate training available to deliver the intervention. If it is, you may need to go back and make changes to your PICOT before continuing.
Explain the way(s) in which the proposed solution is consistent with the organization or community culture and resources.
Discuss the stakeholders who will be impacted by this solution or its implementation. What is your plan for communication with those involved?
Explain the expected goals and outcomes of the project. The outcomes should flow from the PICOT.
Method to Achieve Outcomes
Develop an outline of how the outcomes will be achieved. Make sure to mention any assumptions or limitations which may need to be addressed.
Describe the impact the outcomes will have on one or all of the following indicators: quality care improvement, patient-centered quality care, the efficiency of processes, environmental changes, and/or professional expertise.
must include references
Type 2 diabetes is one of the major health issues experienced in the current nursing practice. There are over 34 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States (CDC, 2021). This health problem is more common among adults aged 45 years and above. However, the number of children diagnosed with this chronic health issue is increasing. The number of people who have diabetes is projected to increase if adequate measures are not implemented to control the disease. Various factors, including physical inactivity, contribute to this health issue. Physical inactivity hinders the muscle cells from using insulin and glucose more efficiently. This leads to reduced sensitivity to insulin and uncontrolled blood sugar levels, hence increasing diabetes risk (Hemmingsen et al., 2017). Thus, the implementation of patient education on physical activity can help control the health issue. This intervention will help older adults engage in various physical activities to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and improve their overall well-being. Usually, physical activity declines gradually with age, increasing the risk of various chronic health problems among adults (Bellou et al., 2018). Physical activity is a preventive measure that helps to delay the onset of diabetes, control weight and cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose levels hence preventing diabetes and other health complications related to the health issue (Hemmingsen et al., 2017).
This intervention can be delivered in a healthcare setting. For instance, a patient education program can be implemented with a healthcare organization targeting older adults in various hospital departments such as the geriatric unit. It is a cost-effective intervention. The healthcare organization will require few resources to implement physical activity education. They include hiring or recruiting physical activity trainers or educators and the training equipment. The healthcare organization comprises nurses and nurse educators who have the necessary training regarding physical activity for older adults. Thus, they will play a significant role in implementing the intervention.
This intervention is consistent with the organizational culture of the healthcare organization. One of the aims of the healthcare organization is to promote the well-being of the community members. The healthcare organization organizes various educational programs to enlighten the community on multiple ways to promote their wellness. Besides, the community comprises multiple resources, such as local community parks, sports clubs, exercise training centers that offer training on several forms of physical activities such as aerobic dance, yoga, and cycling. These community resources will help support the implementation of the proposed intervention.
The proposed intervention will affect various stakeholders. One of them includes T2D patients. This comprises older adults aged 45 years above within the hospital and in the community, living with the disease or at risk of the health condition. They will be educated on various physical activities to practice to help delay the onset of diabetes or manage the health condition. The second stakeholders are the healthcare providers. They include physicians and nurses responsible for providing care to diabetic patients. Healthcare providers will perform the role of educating patients about the type of physical activities and assess their health status. The third stakeholders include the hospital management. The hospital management will approve the education program and provide the necessary funds and resources to implement the intervention.
The proposed intervention will be communicated to the hospital through a letter. After approving the intervention, the management team will formally inform the staff members about the proposed intervention. Then, healthcare professionals such as nurses will educate their patients about the implementation of physical education to improve their health.