Introduction (Identification of COPD) with a clear presentation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as well as the significance and a scholarly overview of the paper’s content. No heading is used for the Introduction per APA current edition. Comprehensively and succinctly states the problem/concern. Clear presentation of the problem as well as the significance with a scholarly overview of the paper’s content.
Background and Significance of COPD:Definition, description, signs and symptoms. presents risks, disease impact and includes a review of incidence and prevalence of COPD within Florida compared to national data. Evidence supports background. If the student discovers a gap in data (no state level data), this is stated within the section.
If after a search of the library and scholarly data bases, you are unable to find statistics for your home state, or other states, consider this a gap in the data and state as much in the body of the paper. For instance, you may state something like, “After an exhausting search of the scholarly data bases, this writer is unable to locate incidence and/or prevalence data for the state of …. This indicates a gap in surveillance that will be included in the “Plan” section of this paper.
Surveillance and Reporting Methods : Current surveillance methods and mandated reporting processes as related to COPD should be specific.Current state and national disease surveillance methods are reviewed along with currently gathered types of statistics and information on whether the disease is mandated for reporting. Supported by evidence.
Descriptive Epidemiological Analysis of COPD: Comprehensive review and analysis of descriptive epidemiological points for COPD. The 5 W’s (What, Who, Where, When, Why) of epidemiological analysis should be fully identified. Supported by scholarly evidence. Conduct a descriptive epidemiology analysis of COPD. Use details associated with all of the W’s, such as the “Who” which should include an analysis of the determinants of health. Include costs (both financial and social) associated with COPD.
Screening, Diagnosis, & Guidelines: Review how COPD is diagnosed and current national standards (guidelines). review its sensitivity, specificity, predictive value, cost. and reliability of screening tests.
Plan of Action: Integrating evidence, provide a plan of how a nurse practitioner will address COPD after graduation. Provide three specific interventions that are based on the evidence and include how you will measure outcomes (how will you know that the interventions have utility, are useful?) Note: Consider primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions as well as the integration of health policy advocacy efforts. All interventions should be based on evidence – connected to a resource such as a scholarly piece of research.
Conclusion:The conclusion thoroughly, clearly, succinctly, and logically presents major points of the paper with clear direction for action. Includes scholarly references. Conclude in a clear manner with a brief overview of the keys points from each section of the paper utilizing integration of resource
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