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PICOT PICOT is a mnemonic that helps you remember the key components of a well-focused question. It stands for: P = Patient, Population or Problem I = Intervention, Prognostic Factor, or Exposure C = Comparison (optional) O = Outcome T = Time Once you've identified each aspect of your PICOT, here is a formula that you can use to turn it into a question: In ___________ ( P ), what is the effect of ___________ ( I ) compared to _____________ ( C ) on __________ ( O ) over _____________ ( T )? For example: In the NICU , what is the effect of hand washing compared to hand sanitizers on infection control over 6 months ? As a nurse having worked at many different facilities, there have been many instances of being the front lines of an issue with no providers in the area to order medications or interventions. Working at a level one trauma center and teaching facility, there are hundreds of nurse driven protocols that can be put into place. “Evidence-based practice is defined as the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values to facilitate clinical decision making” (Adams, pg. 273, 2010). Clinical nursing judgement drives a lot of
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