Implementing a Developmental Screening Tool in Pediatric Primary Care Practice
AuthorPetrosino, Mina Kay
AdvisorBadger, Terry A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a statement recommending that primary care providers perform developmental screening with a standardized instrument for all 9-, 18-, 24-, or 30-month well-child visits. Despite evidence-based recommendations by the AAP, numerous pediatric practices do not currently use a standardized instrument for well-child visits. This quality improvement project aimed to determine the feasibility of implementing the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), a validated developmental screening tool, at a pediatric primary care practice. In order to accurately assess implementation barriers and benefits, this feasibility study would have determined if the ASQ was the right fit for this pediatric practice. The first phase of implementation would have begun with the 9-month well-child visits and using the same process, later expanded to include the 18- and 24-month visits. The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method would have provided the implementation framework for this project and the project would have been written utilizing the SQUIRE (Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence) guidelines. However, due to unforeseen complications, this project was unable to be completed as planned. Instead, this project discusses outcomes of the DNP project without data, and provides guidance and points of consideration for future implementation in pediatric primary care settings.
Degree ProgramGraduate College