The DNP Project: Information Technology
The discussion for this week is focused on informational technology. Please discuss the importance of IT in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of your DNP Project. How important will IT competencies be to the role/position that you aspire to after completion of your DNP degree? What IT skills do you need to develop? Share your plan for professional development to develop these skills.
Provide your instructor and student colleagues with an update on your implementation plans for your DNP Project. Share any successes, challenges, or barriers you experienced this week.
When posting, please first share your PICOT question in question format and then respond to the weekly question. This will help us all to be able to provide quality feedback in these weekly discussions.
Your post will be checked in Turnitin for plagiarism. Responses should be a minimum of 350 words, scholarly written, APA formatted, and referenced. A minimum of 3 references are required (other than your text).
Give your instructor and fellow students an update on how you plan to carry out your DNP Project. Share what went well, what was hard, or what stopped you this week.
When you post, please share your PICOT question first in the form of a question, and then answer the weekly question. This will make it easier for us all to give good feedback during these weekly discussions.
Your post will be checked for plagiarism in Turnitin. Responses should be at least 350 words long, written in a scholarly way, formatted in APA style, and have references. There must be at least 3 references (other than your text).
In overweight adult patients in a primary care clinic, what is the impact of implementing the American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle recommendations, compared to current practice, on body weight in 8-10 weeks?
Implementation: Project participants will follow the American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle recommendations guidelines, that focus on knowing how many calories an individual should be eating and drinking to maintain body weight, and aiming for at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical exercise (or an equivalent combination of both) each week. As a formative evaluation, the DNP student will call participants weekly to reinforce them to follow the diet and lifestyle recommendations, audit smartphone app and tracker usage, and answer any questions. The DNP student will meet with staff weekly to discuss questions and concerns with calorie and activity tracking and offer support for the program. The DNP student will collect participants’ compliance data with app and tracker usage during each phone call.