Cerebrovascular Accident Gap Analysis Paper

Cerebrovascular Accident Gap Analysis Paper

Cerebrovascular Accident Gap Analysis Paper


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PICO Question: In patient with cerebrovascular accident (CVA), how will precise CVA treatment regime, with lifestyle changes, and CVA management, affect the overall African American patients’ outcomes living with a CVA?

P (Problem or Patient Population) patient with cerebrovascular accident

I (Intervention) precise CVA treatment regime

C (Comparison) no management; other solution; management

O (Outcome of interest) reduced CVA of African American patients

Development of Best Practice Recommendations/Guidelines

  • Each Best Practice statement is to be supported from the literature review; sources are clearly documented following APA format.
  • Formulate at least 3 best practice statements. Best practice statements are action-oriented.
  • Develop the best practice statement in your own words; through paraphrasing. DO NOT USE QUOTATIONS.

Review of Actual Practice

  • Obtain a copy of a policy and procedure concerning the selected issue. Compare the policy with the best practice statements developed.
  • Or observe how the selected nursing issue is actually implemented.
  • Speak with someone about what is actually happening.
  • Use this information in the next step of Analysis/Identification of Gaps.

Gap Analysis

  • The analysis phase consists of comparing the best practice to what is actually in place through Policy and Procedure, Observation, or Interview.
  • Identify the commonalities and the differences between these three, identifying gaps from best practice.


Gap Analysis Table [NO QUOTATIONS]

Best Practice Guidelines What is actually happening: Policy and Procedure, Observation, or interview Gap
Statement 1

(include citation(s) supporting best practice)

Cite the policy statement if present or indicate not part of policy if appropriate