PICO(T) Questions and an Evidence-Based Approach Professional Context As a bacca

PICO(T) Questions and an Evidence-Based Approach
Professional Context
As a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, you will be responsible for locating and identifying credible and scholarly resources to incorporate the best available evidence for the purposes of enhancing clinical reasoning and judgment skills. When reliable and relevant evidence-based findings are utilized, patients, health care systems, and nursing practice outcomes are positively impacted.
PICO(T) is a framework that can help you structure your definition of the issue, potential approach that you are going to use, and your predictions related the issue. Word choice is important in the PICO(T) process because different word choices for similar concepts will lead you toward different existing evidence and research studies that would help inform the development of your initial question. When writing a PICO(T)-formatted research question, you will want to focus on the impact of the interventions on the outcome you desire for the health care issue.
Scenario
For this assignment, please use a health care issue of interest from your current or past nursing practice.
If you do not have an issue of interest from your personal nursing practice, choose one of the optional case studies linked in Resources as the basis for your assignment.
Instructions
For this assignment, select a health care issue of interest and apply the PICO(T) process to develop the research question and research it.
Your initial goal is to define the population, intervention, comparison, and outcome. In some cases, a time frame is relevant and you should include that when developing a PICO(T)-formatted question you can research related to your issue of interest. After you define your question, research it, and organize your initial findings, select the two sources of evidence that seem the most relevant to your question and analyze them in more depth. Specifically, interpret each source’s specific findings and best practices related to your issues and explain how the evidence would help you plan and make decisions related to your question.
If you need some structure to organize your initial thoughts and research, the Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Health Sciences: PICOT Question Process library guide may prove beneficial.
In your submission, make sure you address the following grading criteria:
Define a practice issue to be explored via a PICO(T) approach. Create a PICO(T)-formatted question.
Identify sources of evidence that could be potentially effective in answering a PICO(T) question.
Explain the findings from articles or other sources of evidence as it relates to your health care issue of interest.
Explain the relevance of the findings from chosen sources of evidence to making decision related to a PICO(T) question.
Communicate using writing that is clear, logical, and professional with correct grammar and spelling using current APA style.
Example assignment: You may use the assignment example linked in Resources to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like.
Additional Requirements
Your assignment should meet the following requirements:
Length of submission: Create a 3–5 page submission focused on defining a research question and interpreting evidence relevant to answering it.
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 five years old.
APA formatting: Format references and citations according to current APA style.
Resources
PICO(T) Questions and an Evidence-Based Approach Scoring Guide.
APA Module.
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Health Sciences: PICOT Question Process.
Unfolding Cases: Advancing Care Excellence for Persons With Disabilities.
Unfolding Cases: Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors.
Unit 7 Assignment Example [PDF].

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