How subjects will be recruited · What the inclusion criteria will be (for more expansion, you may add the exclusion criteria to show what was consciously eliminated) · The type of sample (random, purposive, convenience, etc.) · The proposed sample size and rationale for this choice This section covers your planned recruitment and ethical considerations for your future participants. It should take up about two to three pages, or approximately 350 to 500 words. The purpose is to tell the reader what your recruitment plan is for the study. You should have subheadings throughout this section of the paper.

For this assignment, write the Sample Section of your EBP Project Proposal in a Word document.

Here is a Week 8 Sample Section Example (Word) of what the sample section can look like.

Sample Section Guidelines

This section covers your planned recruitment and ethical considerations for your future participants. It should take up about two to three pages, or approximately 350 to 500 words. The purpose is to tell the reader what your recruitment plan is for the study. You should have subheadings throughout this section of the paper.

In this section, write about the following:

1. Sample: Cover the following points in no more than two paragraphs each:

· How subjects will be recruited

· What the inclusion criteria will be (for more expansion, you may add the exclusion criteria to show what was consciously eliminated)

· The type of sample (random, purposive, convenience, etc.)

· The proposed sample size and rationale for this choice

· The selection method (random table of numbers, flip a coin, etc.— this depends on the type of study) Although this subsection should cover all these items, it may be written in a narrative style.

2. Setting: Keeping in mind that this is a proposed setting, and it should not be recognizable for confidentiality and privacy reasons. It is a broad view of the setting. For example: The proposed setting for this study is a large teaching hospital in the northeast. The actual place where the study would be carried out is in the three medical–surgical units in this hospital. Each unit has a bed capacity of 25–30 beds with occupancy rates of 92% to 95%. The study will take place in a private conference room. Or, if a mailed questionnaire or survey is to be used:  The proposed setting for data collection will be by mailing the questionnaire to the homes of the subjects. The researcher would be mailing the questionnaires from home with a return-addressed, stamped envelope.

3. Informed Consent and Ethical Considerations: Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval will be obtained. The researcher will submit an application and proposal to the Regis College IRB first. After approval from Regis College, the institution where the study will take place usually requires IRB approval as well. The request or application may be one of three types:

· Exempt from review: This is for studies with no intervention or may be just for a medical record review.

· Expedited review: This is for minimal risk to subjects—physical or psychological.

· Complete institutional review: This is for studies that may pose a risk to subjects.

Please address means of protecting human subjects, such as the use of pseudonyms for qualitative studies and the use of numbers to identify subjects in quantitative studies. Data storage must be addressed. Make certain that identifying data (informed consent document) is maintained in a locked file separate from de-identified data (demographics, surveys, transcripts) that also will be maintained in a locked file in the researcher’s locked office.

Informed Consent to be in research to determine the most effective ways to prevent hospital-acquired pneumonia in an acute care setting.

Introduction.

Please read this form carefully. You are being asked to be in a research study to determine the most effective ways to prevent hospital-acquired pneumonia among adult patients in an acute care setting. You were selected to be in this study due to new-onset or exacerbation of pneumonia at least seventy-two hours after admission to acute care. You are not eligible to participate if you have pneumonia caused by pathogen-resistant medications like MERREM. If you have allergies to antibiotics. If you are taking any medications for seizure disorder. If you have history of lung cancer. Please ask any questions you may have before you agree to be in the study. You will receive a copy of this consent form.

Purpose of the Study.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the most effective ways to prevent hospital-acquired pneumonia among adult patients in an acute setting.

What Will Happen in the Study?

If you agree to be in this study, researchers will follow you for about three weeks. You would be engaged in interviews. You would possibly receive medications and intravenous fluids. There may be changes made in the plan of care. Your full engagement in the plan of care would be needed. We will ask you to permit us to review your hospital records. You would also be in about six separate interviews. This may last about thirty minutes. These interviews would take place in your assigned room. The interviews would likely be conducted in the beginning and middle of each week, likely after lunch.

Week 8 Assignment Sample Section Rubric – 100 Points
Criteria Exemplary Exceeds Expectations
Sampling Method, Sample, and Setting Each component is clear, thorough, and detailed, and it includes: Recruitment and Sampling methodology (random, purposive, convenience, etc.) Sample inclusion and exclusion criteria Selection method of participants (random table of numbers, random

number generator, coin flip, etc.) Sample Size and Rationale for sample size (power analysis or data saturation). Setting from which the sample is drawn  50 points

Informed Consent and Ethical Considerations Type of Institutional Review Board Review is specified: exempt,

expedited, or full board review, and. justification is provided Provides a rationale for selecting the type of review Identifies specific ethical issues related to the research and how

they are addressed Identifies how the participants are protected by de-identification, etc Data storage description and rationale Includes an informed consent as an appendix using the

template provided on the Regis College IRB website (submitted in Week 7)  40 points

APA Format and Writing Mechanics Few to no APA and/or writing mechanic errors (five or less unique errors) 10 points
Total Points