Review the elements included in PICOT questions to guide evidence-based nursing practice. Respond to the questions noted below.
Submit your essay directly in the textbox of the module assignment area in the course. Using a minimum of 3 scholarly nursing sources, current within 5 years:
Identify and describe one practice-related issue or concern.
Explain why the issue/concern is important to the profession of nursing and its impact on health outcomes.
Define each element of your PICOT question in one or two sentences, being sure to address all of the following:
P-Population and problem – What is the nursing practice concern or problem and whom 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? Think about how you will measure the outcome.
T–Time frame – Timeframe involved for the EBP initiative; target date of completion.
Construct your PICOT question in the standard PICOT question format (narrative) and define each letter separately, such as:
PICOT Question written in full: