PH4005: Evidence-Based Intervention Plan (Practicum)

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PH4005: Evidence-Based Intervention Plan (Practicum)


For this Performance Task, you will prepare a presentation that details research about a public health problem in your community and presents a plan for how it can be prevented at the primary level of prevention with a focus on the system level of care. Your presentation will include work you have completed in PH4002, PH4003, and PH4004 and focus on mitigating determinants of health that are “upstream.” You will also solicit feedback on your plan from one healthcare professional, analyze the feedback by preparing a summary paper, and then incorporate that feedback into your intervention plan.

Submission Length: 14- to 19-slide PowerPoint presentation and a 1- to 2-page reflection paper


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Practicum Presentation

Your practicum presentation is the culmination of all the work you have accomplished so far in this Area of Expertise. You will include a presentation of all your synthesized research about a health problem in your community, a plan for how to intervene, and a plan for how to evaluate your intervention. Your presentation will include information you developed in PH4002, PH4003, and PH4004. Use the following guide to create your presentation and essay:

For the first three sections of your presentation, use the Practicum Presentation Template to synthesize information that you prepared in PH4002, PH4003, and PH4004. Include the following:

Defining the Health Problem

  • Describe and quantify the health problem (2–3 slides)
  • Summarize information gathered from the community assessment (2–3 slides)
  • Synthesize and evaluate the literature (2–3 slides)

Developing an Intervention Plan (6–7 slides)

Use the research you completed for PH4002, PH4003, and PH4004 to develop your own intervention plan. Include the following:

  • A description of your intervention plan
  • An outline of the steps that you would take to implement your intervention plan
  • An explanation of the social and cultural characteristics that you took into consideration when developing your intervention plan
  • An explanation of how your intervention plan addresses risk factors, social determinants, upstream factors, and access to resources for the health problem in your community
  • An explanation of the possible barriers to implementing the intervention plan

Developing a Plan to Evaluate Success (2–3 slides)

Finally, develop a plan that you can use to evaluate an intervention’s success. Include the following:

  • A description of criteria that can be used to benchmark successful interventions
  • An explanation of specific goals for the evaluation of the intervention

Include 1–2 slides that list the resources used in your intervention plan and evaluation plan.

Presenting Your Intervention Plan

The next step in this Assessment is to present your entire PowerPoint presentation to at least one healthcare professional in the community (preferably one with whom you collaborated initially) and ask them for their help in improving your intervention plan. Before you begin your presentation, hand out the Feedback Form to the attendee(s) and ask them to fill it out as you present. After your presentation, collect the form(s), read through the comments, and incorporate the feedback into your reflection paper. These forms should be scanned and inserted at the end of your reflection paper.

Reflecting on Your Plan

Based on the feedback from your presentation, write a 1- to 2-page essay that addresses the following:

A list of the changes you could make to your intervention plan in response to the feedback you received about your presentation

  • An explanation of how your intervention might be enhanced through the feedback
  • A list of ways you could implement your intervention in the community by collaborating with other nurses, healthcare professionals, government representatives, or community leaders

At the end of your essay, insert scanned copies of the Feedback Form(s) from each of the health professionals who were present for your presentation. (The scans of your Feedback Forms are not included in the overall page count for the “Reflecting on Your Plan” portion of your Assessment.)