interprofessional care teams within an ICU setting

Purpose
The purpose of the iCARE Paper assignment is to explore the concept of interprofessional teams and patient outcomes. Nursing supportive actions of compassion, advocacy, resilience, and evidence-based practice will serve as a way to apply care concepts.
Course Outcomes
This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO1: Applies principles of nursing, theories, and the care philosophies to self, colleagues, individuals, families, aggregates and communities throughout the healthcare system. (PO#1)
CO6: Plans clinical practice activities that integrate professional nursing standards in accordance with the Nursing Code of Ethics and the American Nurses’ Association (ANA) standards of practice. (PO#6)
Due Date
Submit your completed assignment by Sunday end of Week 5 by 11:59 p.m. MT.
Directions
Getting Started: Interprofessional teams are part of practice trends we see developing in all aspects of care delivery. Consider you own work environment (or recent clinical setting). PLEASE USE AN INTENSIVE CARE SETTING

For this assignment, consider the concept of interprofessional teamwork and patient outcomes.
Look to your current workplace as an example. (THE ICU)
Apply the components of the iCARE concept to interprofessional teams in a short paper. (Body of the paper to be 3 pages, excluding the title page and references page)
iCARE components are:

C ompassion
A dvocacy
R esilience
Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

How could you contribute to an interprofessional team and patient outcomes through nursing actions of: compassion, advocacy, resilience, and evidence-based practice?
Select one scholarly nursing article from CINAHL as a resource for your paper. Additional scholarly sources can be used but are optional.
Use APA format throughout, particularly in citations and on the References page.
Please paraphrase throughout. One short quote is permitted.
The prepared paper template is RECOMMENDED for this assignment.

Download the assignment template here: iCare Assignment Template (Links to an external site.) –must use this template
A short tutorial with tips for completing this assignment may be viewed here: iCARE Paper (Links to an external site.)
Elements of iCARE paper

Title page
Below are the headings to be used for this assignment.
Introduction: (No heading needed here in APA) Explain the type of work setting you are discussing (INTENSIVE CARE) and the interprofessional teams that are currently present there (nursing staff, doctors, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, case management, social work). Indicate a team function that could be improved.

Describe a nursing action item for each component below that could contribute to: interprofessional team support; how this might impact the culture of your unit or organization; and possible impact on patient outcomes.

Compassion
Advocacy
Resilience
Evidence-Based Practice
Summary: Include a summary statement of how iCARE components can support interprofessional teams and patient outcomes. Address how you may be able to influence this process of support for interprofessional teams overall in your unit or organization.
References page: List any references used in APA format.

Reminder
Before preparing your assignment, please review this “Crediting Sources Made Simple (Links to an external site.)“ resource. This tool is intended to help you understand scholarly writing, APA, referencing, and crediting. Please reach out to your instructor with any questions as you prepare your assignment.

Week 5 iCARE Paper Grading Rubric

Week 5 iCARE Paper Grading Rubric

Criteria
Ratings
Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIntroductionThe type of work setting and interprofessional team features are described (improvement or type of team).

25.0 pts
Introduction thoroughly describes the work setting and features of the interprofessional team.

22.0 pts
Introduction describes the work setting and features of the interprofessional team.

20.0 pts
One element from the first column is missing or lacks detail.

10.0 pts
Two elements from the first column are missing and lack detail.

0.0 pts
The introduction is missing.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCompassionNursing action related to compassion is described in support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

25.0 pts
The nursing action related to compassion was clearly identified and support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes were thoroughly explained.

22.0 pts
The nursing action related to compassion was identified and satisfactorily supported the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

20.0 pts
The nursing action related to compassion was identified and one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

10.0 pts
The nursing action related to compassion lacked more than two elements of support or lacked detail.

0.0 pts
No Marks

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAdvocacyNursing action related to advocacy is described in support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

25.0 pts
The nursing action related to advocacy was identified and support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes were thoroughly explained.

22.0 pts
The nursing action related to advocacy was identified and satisfactorily supported the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

20.0 pts
The nursing related to advocacy was identified and one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

10.0 pts
The nursing action related to advocacy lacked more than two elements of support or lacked detail.

0.0 pts
The nursing action and support elements were missing.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResilienceNursing action related to resilience is described in support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

25.0 pts
The nursing action related to resilience was identified and support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes were thoroughly explained.

22.0 pts
The nursing action related to resilience was identified and satisfactorily supported the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

20.0 pts
The nursing action related to resilience was identified and one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

10.0 pts
The nursing action related to resiliency lacked more than two elements of support or lacked detail.

0.0 pts
The nursing action and support elements were missing.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence-Based PracticeNursing action related to EBP is described in support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

25.0 pts
The nursing action related to EBP was identified and support of the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes were thoroughly explained.

22.0 pts
The nursing action related to EBP was identified and satisfactorily supported the interprofessional team, the culture of the unit, and patient outcomes.

20.0 pts
The nursing action related to EBP was identified and one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

10.0 pts
The nursing action related to EBP was not sufficiently identified or one of the elements of support from the first column were missing or lacked detail.

0.0 pts
The nursing action and support elements were missing.

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummaryExplain how nursing actions of the iCARE components can support interprofessional teams and patient outcomes. Address how you can influence support for interprofessional teams on your unit or area of practice.

35.0 pts
Key points regarding nursing actions and support for interprofessional teams and patient outcomes; and, nursing supportive influence are thoroughly described.

31.0 pts
Most key points regarding nursing actions and support for interprofessional teams and patient outcomes; and, nursing supportive influence are described.

28.0 pts
Some key points regarding nursing actions and support for interprofessional teams and patient outcomes; and, nursing supportive influence are described

13.0 pts
Summary lacks details of key points.

0.0 pts
Summary is missing.

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeMechanics and OrganizationThe discussion is well organized and logical. The structure is clear and compelling to the reader. Paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas stand out

20.0 pts
Excellent mechanics and organization with minimal errors of the following: Well organized and logical, correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling, professional wording is used, uses complete sentences, paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas expressed clearly.

18.0 pts
Good mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the column A. Few errors noted.

16.0 pts
Fair mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the column A. Some errors noted.

8.0 pts
Poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the column A. Many errors noted.

0.0 pts
Very poor mechanics and organization considering the elements listed in the column A such that it is difficult to follow or understand.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPAAPA format is used throughout.

20.0 pts
Excellent APA formatting with minimal errors of the following: All sources cited in the text -all references listed on the reference page using basics of APA format -title page in general APA format -headings present and follow APA format -12-point font, double spaced, 1 inch margins, paragraphs indented -used only one short quote and body of the paper is approximately 3 pages

18.0 pts
Good formatting considering the elements listed in column A.

16.0 pts
Fair formatting considering the elements listed in column A. Some APA errors noted.

8.0 pts
Poor formatting considering the elements listed in column A. Many APA errors noted.

0.0 pts
Very poor formatting such that paper is difficult to read. Numerous APA errors noted.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUse of CINAHL article as Required Source from CCN Library

0.0 pts
0 points deducted
Used CINAHL article from CCN Library

0.0 pts
20 points (10%) deducted
Required article source of CINAHL not used resulting in point deduction

0.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction

0.0 pts
0 points deducted
Submitted on time

0.0 pts
Not submitted on time – Points deducted
1 day late = 10 deduction; 2 days late = 20 deduction; 3 days late = 30 deduction; 4 days late = 40 deduction; 5 days late = 50 deduction; 6 days late = 60 deduction; 7 days late = 70 deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late

0.0 pts

Total Points: 200.0

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