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D​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​irections:
• Step one: Choose a health problem that you may commonly see as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Describe the
health problem and recommended medical management based on published clinical practice guidelines and
evaluate the guideline based on the following components.
• Step two: Identify a health care problem. Briefly describe the health problem you have identified. Include a
discussion of morbidity, mortality, epidemiology and pathophysiology related to this health problem.
• Step three: Research a national clinical guideline for your chosen health care problem. Describe the clinical
practice guideline used for this problem. Expand on your answer using support from evidence. Reflect on the
questions included:
o Does the clinical practice guideline adequately address the health problem? Describe.
o Is this practice guideline based on current evidence (within 5 years)? What is the strength of this
evidence?
o Does this clinical practice guideline adequately direct the health care provider in the
management of a patient with this problem?
o How effective is this clinical guideline in the management of pa​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​tients with this healthcare problem?
Think about how you would assess the effectiveness of patient management.
• Step four: Analyze and Evaluate the national guideline. Think about future health care needs of patients with
this problem, changing demographics, and changes in health care policies. Reflect on the questions included:
o Does this clinical practice guideline need revision(s)? Please explain your answer in detail.
o If you were going to revise this clinical practice guideline, what would you change? What evidence
would you use to base your changes on?
o How might changes in US demographics and healthcare reform affect this clinical practice guideline?
o What strategies would you use to increase the likelihood that a new or modified clinical practice
guideline would be adopted and used in clinical practice?
o How would you determine its effectiveness of this revised clinical practice guideline in directing care
for patients with the identified health problem? Outline the steps you might employ.
• Step five: Identify five learning points that describe key take-aways from your review of the clinical practice
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guideline.