Using a PICO(T) Framework and Evidence to Develop Care Practices

 

Use an issue of interest from your current or past nursing practice.

Create a 4 page submission in which you develop a PICO(T) question for a specific care issue and evaluate the evidence you locate, which could help to answer the question.

PICO(T) is an acronym that helps researchers and practitioners define aspects of a potential study or investigation. 

It stands for:

·       P – Patient/population/problem.

·       I – Intervention.

·       C – Comparison (of potential interventions, typically).

·       O – Outcome(s).

·       T – Time frame (if time frame is relevant).

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In your submission, make sure you address the following grading criteria:

1.     Define a practice issue to be explored via a PICO(T) approach. Notes how the exploration of the practice issue will benefit from a PICO(T) approach.

2.     Interpret findings from scholarly quantitative, qualitative, and outcomes research articles and studies.

Explain the findings from articles or other sources of evidence.

3.     Analyze the relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision. Identify sources of evidence that could be potentially effective in answering a PICO(T) question.

Explain the relevance of the findings from chosen sources of evidence to making decision related to a PICO(T) question. Present criteria or rational used to determine potential to answer the PICO(T) question.

4.     Apply an evidence-based practice model to address a practice issue. Define a practice issue to be explored via a PICO(T) approach. Explain the findings from articles or other sources of evidence. Explain the findings from articles or other sources of evidence that are relevant to a PICO(T) question. Note which sources are the most credible.

5.     Explain the relevance of the findings from chosen sources of evidence to making decision related to a PICO(T) question. Note which findings are the most relevant or likely to lead to positive outcomes.

 

Number of references:Cite a minimum of four sources of scholarly or professional evidence that support your findings and considerations. Resources should be no more than 5 years old.

·       APA formatting: Format references and citations according to the current APA style.