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DNP Learner Name: Marian Alli________ Current Course: DNP-815A Scientific Underpinnings


PICOT-D Question Template
P Population Adolescent population with mental health issues
I Intervention Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ)
C Comparison The existing tools
O Outcome The possibility of patient referrals
T Timeline 8 weeks
D Data Electronic Health Record


What is your licensure?  APRN  RN


Is this practice change within the scope of your nursing practice?

 YES  No


By submitting this form, I am attesting I have read my state’s Nurse Practice Act, and the project is within the scope of my practice.

PICOT In the adolescent population with mental health issues, how does Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) impact patient referrals to the psychiatric department over 8 weeks? 
Problem Statement It was not known if the implementation of __ Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) ___would impact ___ patient referrals to the psychiatric department among ___ adolescent population


Purpose Statement The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine if the implementation of _ Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ)___ (intervention, make sure you have the evidence-base here) would impact ___ patient referrals to the psychiatric department among _______ adolescent population. The project was piloted over an eight-week period in an urban easternprimary care clinic
Original Research articles:

List all original research articles that support the intervention.

Ensure there are hyperlinks to the articles and or embed the document.



1. Aguinaldo, L. D., Sullivant, S., Lanzillo, E. C., Ross, A., He, J., Bradley-Ewing, A., Bridge, J. A., Horowitz, L. M., & Wharff, E. A. (2021). Validation of the ask suicide-screening questions (ASQ) with youth in outpatient specialty and primary care clinics.  General Hospital Psychiatry, 68, 52-58. 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2020.11.006 DNP-815A SCIENTIFIC UNDERPINNINGS

2. Horowitz, Lisa M., PhD, MPH, Bridge, J. A., PhD, Pao, M., MD, & Boudreaux, E. D., PhD. (2014). Screening youth for suicide risk in medical settings.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47(3), S170-S175. 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.06.002

3. Horowitz, L. M., Bridge, J. A., Pao, M., & Boudreaux, E. D. (2014). Screening youth for suicide risk in medical settings: Time to ask questions.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 47(3 Suppl 2), S170-S175. 10.1016/j.amepre.2014.06.002

4. Inman, D. D., Matthews, J., Butcher, L., Swartz, C., & Meadows, A. L. (2019). Identifying the risk of suicide among adolescents admitted to a children’s hospital using the ask Suicide‐Screening questions.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 32(2), 68-72. 10.1111/jcap.12235

5. Milliman, C. C., Dwyer, P. A., & Vessey, J. A. (2021). Pediatric suicide screening: A review of the evidence.  Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 59, 1-9. 10.1016/j.pedn.2020.12.011 DNP-815A SCIENTIFIC UNDERPINNINGS






Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. (2017) Introduction and evidence

for early mobility: A protocol to get patients out of bed faster: Facilitator guide. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Creswell, J. W. & Creswell, J.D. (2018). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed

methods approaches. (5th ed.) Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Engel, H. J., Tatebe, S., Alonzo, P. B., Mustille, R. L., & Rivera, M. J. (2013). Physical Therapist-Established Intensive Care Unit Early Mobilization Program: Quality Improvement Project for Critical Care at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.  Physical Therapy,  93(7), 975–985.

Fisher, S. R., Kuo, Y. F., Graham, J. E., Ottenbacher, K. J., &Ostir, G. V. (2010). Early ambulation and length of stay in older adults hospitalized for acute illness.  Archives of internal medicine,  170(21), 1942–1943. for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2019). Length of hospital stay. Retrieved from DNP-815A SCIENTIFIC UNDERPINNINGS








I, (Marian Alli), verify that I have completed and logged (5) clock hours in association with the goals and objectives for this assignment. I also have tracked said practice immersion hours in the Lopes Activity Tracker for verification purposes and will be sure that all approvals are in place from my faculty and practice immersion preceptor/mentor before the end of the course. DNP-815A SCIENTIFIC UNDERPINNINGSDNP-815A SCIENTIFIC UNDERPINNINGS


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