Conduct a Current Situation Analysis
As part of the design phase for a project that will develop an appropriate patient education program that meets an identified need, issue, or problem for an identified patient population, a Current Situation Analysis must be conducted.


As a part of this analysis, examine your organization, the patient population(s) it serves; the need(s), issue(s), or problem(s) currently faced by the key population(s); and how the organization currently directly educates or addresses these patient populations regarding this current need(s), issue(s), or problem(s).


Utilize the Current Situation Analysis document to prepare this analysis.



Task 4: Conduct a Synthesis of Current Literature on the Primary Issue or Problem Facing Your Identified Patient Population.
Use the University Library to research current information on the physical assessment, physiology/pathophysiology, pharmacology, current treatment guidelines, and education priorities related to your patient population and your identified issue. (THIS IS TO BE A 5 PAGE SYNTHESIS)


Examples of information that you will want to extract from your literature review are:

Evidence-based best practices
Quality indicators
A means for validating assumptions
Successful interventions