Effective Poster Presentations

Topics: Natick, Massachusetts, Framingham, Massachusetts, MetroWest Pages: 20 (344 words) Published: April 27, 2015
S. Allison Bernard RN MSN DNP

EFFECTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS

HEADINGS ON POSTERS








Title
Purpose/Significance of the project
Background
Objectives
Methods
Results
Conclusions/Implications for practice

TITLE







Conveys the main message
Short and concise
Avoid titles that are long
Usually located in the middle of the
poster
Include the authors’ name

TITLE OF THE PROJECT
AUTHOR NAMES
METROWEST MEDICAL CENTER (INCLUDE YOUR UNIT)

• Background

• Results

4.5

4.3

Conclusions/Implications
for practice

3.5
2.5

•Objective/Aim/Purpo
se

Or
•Methods

•Resources
Pictures of
observations

INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND






Identifies the problem
Provides the big picture context of the
problem
Tells us why it matters
Tells us what others have done to
address the problem

OBJECTIVE/AIM




Communicates what you intend to
accomplish
Should be clearly stated

METHODOLOGY






Summarizes how and what was done
What was actually done
Who/What/Where
How was data collected
Tools used for data collection

RESULTS






Include findings following the
intervention
Include graphs
Charts
Tables

CONCLUSION/IMPLICATION FOR
PRACTICE





Relate the findings back to the problem
Relate the findings the big picture
presented in the introduction
Addresses implication for practice.

BEFORE YOU “ASSEMBLE” THE POSTER



Have others review it for you
Take a moment for ethical
considerations

PLAN



STATE
PROBLEM/Background




STATE AIM CLEARLY
BRIEFLY DESCRIBE
BACKGROUND ON THE
PROBELM



STATE INTERVENTION

DO

STUDY/Check

ACT

METHODLOLOGY.

STUDY THE RESULTS

IMPLICATIONS FOR
PRACTICE:



WHAT WAS
ACTUALLY DONE.
WHO/ WHAT
WHERE

DATA COLLECTION:


HOW WAS DATA
COLLECTED



TOOL USED FOR
DATA COLLECTION



GRAPHS



STATISTICS



DISCUSSION:




WHAT RESULTS
SHOW
IDENTIFY BARRIERS
LESSONS LEARNED



HOW THIS CHANGE
COULD IMPROVE THE
QUALITY OF PATIENT
CARE
OR
CHANGE PRACTICE

NEXT STEPS




Identify unit initiative
Gather information
Attend “Putting it Together Workshop”

April 19th 2-3 pm Framingham 5th floor
April 26th 2-3 pm Natick 4th floor

FINISHING YOUR POSTER


Have fun making your poster and
showing it!!!!!!!!!!

RESOURCES
Nancy, Wolf., 2011. Quality improvement basics .Stratis health. Coats, Andrew., J.S., Coats 2009. International journal of cardiology. Ethical authorship and publishing
Moneyham, Linda ., Ura, Darla ., Ellwood, Steve ., Bruno, Barbara ., 2009. Nurse Educator. The poster presentation as an educational tool

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