Your for the course project should be a 2-3 page APA (not including title page and the reference page) that describes the clinical problem and the following:
- Reason for choosing this topic
- The PICOT question
- Possible integration of the evidenced that you found in clinical practice
- Methods to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation
In adults aged 65 and over (P) in acute care hospitals, how does the implementation of a multidisciplinary team-based approach (I) compared to the standard of care (C) affect the rate of falls (O) within a six-month period (T)?
The PICOT question aims to investigate the effects of implementing a multidisciplinary team-based approach compared to the standard of care in acute care hospitals on the rate of falls in adults aged 65 and over within a six-month period. Falls are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in older people. Falls can lead to serious injury, increased healthcare costs, and reduced quality of life (Choi et al., 2023). The implementation of a multidisciplinary team-based approach may reduce the risk of falls through improved risk assessment, patient education, and targeted interventions.
The comparison intervention is the standard of care that is typically provided in acute care hospitals and may include patient education, environmental assessment, and other interventions. The outcome of interest is the rate of falls within a six-month period (Choi et al., 2023). By addressing this clinical question, we can gain insight into the effectiveness of the multidisciplinary team-based approach in reducing the rate of falls in older adults in acute care hospitals.
Choi, J.-Y., Rajaguru, V., Shin, J., & Kim, K. (2023). Comprehensive geriatric assessment and multidisciplinary team interventions for hospitalized older adults: A scoping review.
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics,
104, 104831. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2022.104831