Week 2: Using Evidence to Address Practice Issues
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Revisit the practice-related issue of interest that you identified in the week one discussion posting, and respond to the following:
Describe the practice-related issue and its impact on the nursing profession and/or healthcare delivery.
How does this issue influence healthcare safety, quality, and/or health outcomes?
What nursing intervention would you recommend to improve the issue?
As you conduct a review of literature to better understand the issue and your proposed intervention, what search terms might be most helpful?
Based upon your responses to the above, develop a PICOT statement that conveys the following elements.
P-Population and Problem – What is the nursing practice issue or problem and who does it affect?
I-Intervention – What evidence-based solution for the problem would you like to apply?
C-Comparison – what is another solution for the problem? (Note that this is typically the current practice, no intervention at all, or alternative solutions.)
O-Outcome – Very specifically, how will you know that the intervention worked? What will be the indicator of success, and how will that outcome be measured?
T-Timeframe – Target date for outcome achievement.
Use a sentence format to construct your PICOT statement. Here is an example from the educational field (remember, your PICOT will address a nursing practice issue or problem):
Do kindergarteners experiencing learning disabilities who are given a stress ball to squeeze experience improved academic performance in class when compared to those who don’t have a stress ball during the spring semester?
Population – kindergartners
Problem – learning disabilities impacting stress and academic performance
I – stress ball
C – no stress ball
O – improved academic performance
T – spring semester
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