ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation
Follow Nurse Daniel as your process mentor in the weekly Illustration section of the lesson. Please do not use any of the Nurse Daniel information for your own topic, nursing intervention, or change project. Nurse Daniel serves as an example only to illustrate the change process.
Star Point 1: Discovery (Identify topic and practice issue)
Identify the topic and the nursing practice issue related to this topic. (This MUST involve a nursing practice issue.)
Briefly describe your rationale for your topic selection. Include the scope of the issue/problem.
Star Point 2: Summary (Evidence to support need for a change)
Describe the practice problem in your own words and formulate your PICOT question.
List the systematic review chosen from the CCN Library databases. Type the complete APA reference for the systematic review selected.
List and briefly describe other sources used for data and information. List any other optional scholarly source used as a supplement to the systematic review in APA format.
Briefly summarize the main findings (in your own words) from the systematic review and the strength of the evidence.
Outline one or two evidence-based solutions you will consider for the trial project.
Star Point 3: Translation (Action Plan)
Identify care standards, practice guidelines, or protocols that may be in place to support your intervention planning (These may come from your organization or from the other sources listed in your Summary section in Star Point 2).
List your stakeholders (by title and not names; include yourself) and describe their roles and responsibilities in the change process (no more than 5).