MN 520 Unit 9 Evidence-Based Practice Project Using Power point presentation with Narrative
Title: Reducing the CVC rate of
infection in Outpatient Hemodialysis Unit
- Title slide: This slide contains your title, all authors and where you work.
- Acknowledgements: Optional slide – you might want to acknowledge important individuals and organizations that enabled you in a significant way to accomplish the material you are about to present.
- Introduction: This is the slide where you state why you embarked upon this study or project.
- Purpose of the Study: Clearly state the problem, give the proof that it is a problem and then state the aims of the project.
- Significance to Nursing: This slide engages the audience because you are going to inform them why it is important for nurses to know this information and how it influences their practice and patient care.
- Literature Review: Identify what has been done on the topic and where the gaps in knowledge are. Cite key authors in your area of interest if possible.
- Theoretical Framework: Identify the theoretical framework of your study.
- Concepts: State the major components of the framework and define them as they are used in the study such as grief, anxiety, and stress.
- Target Audience
- Methodology: Explain the process of how the project was conducted, details about the intervention (if any) and how the data was collected.
- Analysis Plan: Explain the methods of analysis was used to find the results and the tools used to evaluate your project.
- Results: The findings are presented on this slide. If significant statistical results are found then they should be clearly stated here.
- Limitations of the Study: Identify problems and flaws with the project.
- Discussion: Interpret and state how your results compare to previous research in this area (if any) and how this applies to nursing.
- Conclusion/Summary: This slide is an opportunity to forecast where you go from here. Does there need to be more research?
Before finalizing your work, you should:
Include Audio Narration: Prior to submitting your presentation, you will need to embed your narration in the file to simulate presenting to your peers. For instructions on how to records a narration with your presentation, go here:
Your Assignment should: be a minimum of 15–20 slides
Tips for a successful PowerPoint Presentation
Create an outline. Making a list of topics you need to address and rank them into primary and secondary importance. A research presentation should essentially follow the outline of the abstract or how you would write an article about the study.
- 6 by 6. A general rule – try to keep it to no more than 6 lines with 6 words per slide. Rare exceptions to this would be quotations, data charts, and graphs.
- Transitions. Avoid using complicated, entertaining ways to transfer from one slide to the next. Keep it simple and avoid noises – a simple wipe or dissolve will suffice. Also, it’s good to make the transitions consistent throughout your entire presentation.
- Colors. Using color can help convey meanings, make phrases stand out, and influence attitudes. Avoid using white or very light backgrounds – it can be blinding when projected across a large room. Suggest using mid-range backgrounds and avoiding white or yellow text, which can be harsh on the eyes. Microsoft has some predefined color schemes in PowerPoint and they may be a good place to start.
- Bullet points. The audience should not be reading whole paragraphs on a PowerPoint slide. That would be boring. Large amounts of text on a slide should be avoided
- Charts and diagrams. Pictures speak 1,000 words. For charts, PowerPoint also comes with ready-made templates that you can customize to your topic. Graphs and charts can also be copied and pasted from a statistical software package to a PowerPoint slide. Be sure this is your own work, or if not, obtain written permission to use the work of another.
- Sound and video. Audio and visual effects, particularly video, can slow down and even crash the computer during the presentation. Generally, the simpler the presentation, the less chance of crashing. If possible, test-run the presentation on the actual computer you will be using. Avoid automated graphics and icons – they are distracting and can be irritating to the audience.