Evaluate and Recommendations, and Interprofessional Collaboration.
Assignment: Scholarly Structured Abstract
Topic: In elderly patients suspected to have venous thromboembolism, is the application of duplex ultrasonography more effective as compared to using standard imaging.
The purpose of this assignment is for you to write a scholarly structured abstract for the poster you are developing. Typically, you submit an abstract to a conference, and if accepted then you are invited to present and oral or poster presentation. The abstract is to meet the following criteria:
1. Times New Roman – 12 font
2. Limit to no more than 250 words. Please conduct a word search and list the number of words in parentheses behind the title. Example : Suctioning Practices in Well-Infants at Time of Birth (242)
3. Title: Needs to be descriptive of the content
4. Subheadings in abstract need to include: Problem Identified, Clinical Question, Evidence Review and Appraisal, Conduct Research or Change Practice (use whichever one is most appropriate based on your evidence appraisal), Evaluate and Recommendations, and Interprofessional Collaboration.
5. Include at least 3 references. Use APA.
You can see what a structured abstract looks like by clicking here, (Links to an external site.)which is a site by PubMed and provides an overview. External link: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/policy/structured_abstracts.html
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.