NR 500 Week 5 Discussion Evidence-Based Practice

NR 500 Week 5 Discussion Evidence-Based Practice

NR 500 Week 5 Discussion Evidence-Based Practice

Share what evidence-based practice means to you (EBP) and describe how EBP is used in your practice setting.

The PICO (T) format is a way to develop a clinical question that lends itself to searching for evidence. Select a common nursing practice (e.g., wound care management) in your clinical setting and formulate a PICO question. Once you have formulated your question, conduct a library search and locate one scholarly article that addresses the topic you have selected. Post your clinical question in the TD, explain the PICO(T) elements, and provide a full reference of the article you selected.


Searchable Clinical Questions

Guidelines with Grading Rubric


The purpose of this assignment is to: a) formulate a PICO (T)-formatted clinical question, b) identify key terms for conducting a review of the literature, and c) search for relevant evidence in scholarly databases.

Course Outcomes

Through this assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

(CO #3)Apply research principles to interpretation of the content of published research studies. (PO 9)

(CO #4) Analyze data from relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care. (PO 4)

(CO #5) Analyze the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. (PO 1)

Due Date:Sunday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 5.

Total Points Possible: 140


1. Select a health-related topic applicable to your practice setting and formulate a clinical question using the PICO (T) format.

2. Identify key terms that you will use to search the literature, based on the PICO (T) elements.

3. Search for information on your formulated clinical question in each of these three databases: PubMed, CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature), and The Joanna Briggs Institute database.

4. Present the results of the searches in the tables provided in the Evidence-Based Practice Searchable Clinical Questions Form found in Doc Sharing. Although the worksheet is provided, you may need to add additional rows to the grid in order to accommodate your search results. Be sure to include all of your steps in the Notes column.

5. Submit the form to the Dropbox by the due date.
Preparing the paper

1. In Doc Sharing, you will find the Week 5 Evidence-Based Practice Searchable Clinical Questions Form. This is the form to be used to submit the assignment. No other paper is required for this assignment. Although this form is provided for this assignment, you may need to add additional rows to the grid to accommodate your search results.

2. Below, you will find an example of how to complete the form as you are doing each search.

3. The Notes section is to be completed in detail as each step of the search is undertaken. Be sure to include all of the steps you used.

4. An optimal range of 10–20 scholarly articles is to be achieved for each search. This may require performing a combination of Boolean terms in order to achieve the optimal range. If this is not possible, a detailed explanation is to be included in the Notes section. Points will be deducted if you do not perform enough of a search to arrive at the optimal range.

Example: PubMed

Clinical Question: In patients with muscle spasms, is relaxation as good as anti-spasmodic medication in reducing the incidence of muscle spasms?*

The PICO (T) elements are:

P = patients with muscle spasms

I = anti-spasmodic medication

C= relaxation

O = reducing incidence of muscle spasms

Search Number P I C O T # of Results Notes

1 Patients with muscle spasms