It is important for nurses to be able to construct visual representations of research when translating evidence into practice. For example, poster presentations are a way to visually present an overview of research concisely. Poster presentations are considered an informal way of exchanging ideas between the presenter and the audience while also disseminating findings (Mateo & Foreman, 2014). My DNP project is a quality improvement project aimed at preventing hospital-acquired pressure injuries in high risk hospitalized patients by implementing a skin bundle with a visual reminder. I plan on using images and tables to depict information necessary to understanding the methodology and results, as well as a graphic that may leave a lasting impression on the importance of prevention (see below). I think it is important to refrain from adding too many images because it can also be distracting. Redulla (2022) provides an overview of key aspects of a successful poster presentation and indicates that posters are an effective way to share knowledge, improve processes, and describe evidence-based practices. I also intend to use a graph or chart to display incidence of pressure injury rates pre and post intervention. Displaying the incidence rates provides the best evidence of quality of care. A run chart provides a clear representation of incidence rates pre and post intervention (see below). AHRQ (2017) provides information about how to implement quality improvement programs in organizations, specifically pressure injury prevention including a toolkit. AHRQ recommends using run charts to display data so that visually, it can be easy to visualize the data and determine whether the interventions are helping improve care thereby decreasing hospital-acquired pressure injuries.
When putting evidence into practice, nurses must be able to create visual representations of research. Poster presentations, for example, are a great method to visually give a succinct overview of research. Poster presentations are seen to be an informal manner for the presenter and the audience to exchange ideas while also spreading findings (Mateo & Foreman, 2014). My DNP project is a quality improvement project that implements a skin bundle with a visual reminder to minimize hospital-acquired pressure injuries in high-risk hospitalized patients. I intend to use photos and tables to represent information needed to comprehend the technique and findings, as well as a graphic that will hopefully leave a lasting impression on the necessity of prevention (see below). I believe it is.