Strategies to reduce the contraction and spread of infectious diseases by nurses

Use the rubric uploaded below and be sure to include the Matrix Table template. APA format!

1. Describe the problem: What is the focus of your groups work?
2. Significance of problem: What health outcomes result from your problem? Or what statistics document this is a problem? You may find support on websites for government or professional organizations.
3. Purpose: What will it do or describe? 

 Evidence Matrix Table: Data Summary (Appendix A)

Required criteria
Categorize items in the Matrix Table, including proper in-text citations and reference list entries for each article.
1. References (recent publication within the last 5 years)
2. Purpose/Hypothesis/Study Question(s)
3. Variables: Independent (I) and Dependent (D)
4. Study Design
5. Sample Size and Selection
6. Data Collection Methods
7. Major Findings (Evidence)

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescription of FindingsRequired criteria
Describe the data in the Matrix Table, including proper in-text citations and reference list entries for each article.
1. Compare and contrast variables within each study.
2. What are the study design and procedures used in each study; qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method study, levels of confidence in each study, etc.?
3. Participant demographics and information.
4. Instruments used, including reliability and validity.
5. How do the research findings provide evidence to support your clinical problem, or what further evidence is needed to answer your question?
6. Next steps: Identify two questions that can help guide the groups work.

1. Evidence to address your clinical problem.
2. Make a connection back to all the included sections.
3. Wrap up the assignment and give the reader something to think about.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence Matrix Table: Data Summary (Appendix A)Required criteria
Categorize items in the Matrix Table, including proper in-text citations and reference list entries for each article.
1. References (recent publication within the last 5 years)
2. Purpose/Hypothesis/Study Question(s)
3. Variables: Independent (I) and Dependent (D)
4. Study Design
5. Sample Size and Selection
6. Data Collection Methods
7. Major Findings (Evidence)

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDescription of FindingsRequired criteria
Describe the data in the Matrix Table, including proper in-text citations and reference list entries for each article.
1. Compare and contrast variables within each study.
2. What are the study design and procedures used in each study; qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method study, levels of confidence in each study, etc.?
3. Participant demographics and information.
4. Instruments used, including reliability and validity.
5. How do the research findings provide evidence to support your clinical problem, or what further evidence is needed to answer your question?
6. Next steps: Identify two questions that can help guide the groups work.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConclusionRequired criteria
Review major findings in a summary paragraph.
1. Evidence to address your clinical problem.
2. Make a connection back to all the included sections.
3. Wrap up the assignment and give the reader something to think about.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormatRequired criteria
1. Correct grammar and spelling
2. Include a title and reference page
3. Use of headings for each section:
o Problem
o Synthesis of the Literature
Variables
Methods
Participants
Instruments
Implications for Future Work
4. Conclusion
5. Adheres to current APA formatting and guidelines
6. Includes at least two (2) scholarly, current (within 5 years) primary sources other than the textbook

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