PHT 2287 Cardiopulmonary Conditions Project
This project will consist of:
Instructions: Write a paper related to your assigned cardiopulmonary condition then summarize the paper in a presentation of no more than 15 minutes.
Content: The paper must at minimum address all of the topics/questions on the next page. Any information that is specific to your condition should also be included. The paper should be at least 6 pages in length (this does not included introduction page and reference page).
Sources: The paper should be based on the Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Physical therapy textbook and any other textbooks utilized or accessible in the program or library. The paper MUST contain a MINIMUM of 4 research articles from a scholarly journal no older than 2017.
Format/Style: The paper and references (both books and journals) must be in APA style 7th Edition (See Writing Lab for assistance)
Intellectual property: All content in the paper must be your own thoughts. All information taken from textbooks, scholarly journals or other sources must be cited within the paper and cited in the references. Any plagiarism will result in an automatic “0” on the project. The similarity index for submission must be 25% or less.
Cardiopulmonary Conditions Instructions
(Must be included in paper and discussed in presentation)
- What population is this condition typically found in?
- How does the condition typically occur? What is the etiology?
- What anatomical structures are involved?
- What medical interventions are required?
- What precautions or contraindications must the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) be aware of during the patient’s medical treatment and/or during recovery?
- What is the typical time frame for patient full recovery OR how long following medical intervention until the patient is considered able to return to full functional abilities (or return to the prior level of function (PLOF)).
- What types of PT interventions are typically used to treat the condition during the:
- acute phase
- functional phase
- Are there any recommended interventions that do not fall under the PTA’s scope of work?
- Create an example daily treatment plan for the patient 3 weeks following injury/medical intervention based on information found during your research.
Research Article Critique Grading Rubric A research article critique is not merely a review or summary of a study but rather a careful, critical appraisal of the strengths and limitations of research report. A written critique should serve as a guide to researchers and practitioners while they appraise the evidence to improve nursing practice. The ideal critique should suggest possibilities for improving the design of replication efforts and should thus help to advance a particular area of knowledge. The critique should also help those who are practicing nursing decide if or how the findings from the study can best be incorporated into their practice, if at all.
Aktaş, Y. Y., & Karabulut, N. (2015). The effects of music therapy in endotracheal suctioning of mechanically ventilated patients. Nursing in Critical Care, 21(1), 44-52
KEY ITEMS TO BE INCLUDED IN CRITIQUE
Research Problem and Purpose 1. Does the introduction demonstrate the need for the study? 2. Is the problem clearly identified? 3. Is the purpose of the study clearly stated? 4. Does the study have the potential to help solve a current clinical problem? Literature Review 1. Is the review of literature relevant to the problem? 2. Is the literature review adequate in terms of range, scope of ideas, and points of view relevant to the problem identified? 3.
Is the review of literature well organized and synthesized? Methods 1. What research design was used? 2. Is the design appropriate for the study’s purpose? 3. Was the protection of human subject considered? 4. What key variables are examined? 5. Are the details of data collection clearly and logically presented? 6. Are the instruments described sufficiently in terms of content, structure, validity, and reliability? 7. Is the population and the method of selecting the sample adequately described? 8. Is the selection of the sample appropriate? 9. Is the sample size sufficient? 10. What are the limits to generalizability in terms of external validity? Results 1. Is the presentation of data clear? 2. Are the characteristics of the sample described in result section?
- Was the best method(s) of analysis selected? 4. Are the tables, charts, and graphs pertinent? 5. Are the significant and non-significant findings explained? 15 Discussion 1. Is the evidence sufficient to draw conclusions? 2. Are the results interpreted in the context of the problem/purpose, hypothesis, and theoretical framework/literature reviewed? 3. Are the conclusions and generalizations clearly stated? 4. Are the limitation of the findings clearly delineated? 5. Does the study contribute to nursing knowledge? 6. Can the study be replicated by other researchers? Formal Paper/Style 1. APA format correctly utilized overall, including title page, references in text, and reference page. 2. Proper spelling and grammar utilized overall. 3. Required number of references are utilized.