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Refine your PICOT question based on faculty and peer feedback that you received in the forum discussion.

Perform a literature review to identify gaps supporting evidence of the concern and any potential previous solutions

 

Evidence Base Practice

Refine your PICOT question based on faculty and peer feedback that you received in the forum discussion.

Perform a literature review to identify gaps supporting evidence of the concern and any potential previous solutions.

Using a synthesis table template from one of your texts (DeNisco Chapter 20 or Melnyk Appendix) complete your synthesis table as part of your paper.

Following the instructions below create a formal paper using APA (7th edition) format to address the following sections.

Note: Review the Evidence-Based Practice Introduction Paper Rubric to guide you.

PICOT/PICOTS and Stakeholders

Restate your topic that you have a question or concern about related to advancing nursing practice in some fashion. State the clinical problem and how it was determined to be a clinical problem (one paragraph).

Refine and finalize your PICOT/PICOTS question using the following format or your DeNisco or Melnyk text:

P=Patient or Population of Interest
What populations are you interested in?

I=Intervention/Issue
What intervention are you interested in?

C=Comparison Intervention
What will the intervention be compared to?

O=Outcomes
What outcome do you want to see?

T=Time
What timeframe or duration?

S=Setting
What is the setting of care?
Literature Summary

Review your created PICOT/PICOTS question and search databases for appropriate research articles from peer-reviewed sources.

Strive to find higher levels of evidence (e.g. randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or guidelines; however all peer-reviewed evidence is acceptable).

At a minimum you need to include five peer-reviewed articles or research papers/guidelines.

Create a synthesis table of your evidence using a template from your texts.

For your synthesis (narration and interpretation of the literature review):

Find data to support the significance of the problem or concern. Why is it a concern? Discuss the significance of the problem based on your findings and using citations.

Have there been solutions that worked or didn’t work? Is there a gap in the literature?

Create a synthesis (summary) of the evidence in the articles you found in this part of the paper.

A synthesis is not simply listing each article summary; group your findings by authors who are similar and make a statement in your own words with citations to support your statement.

For example: The color of the sky is blue due to refractions of light (author1 year; author2 year; author3 year).

In the statement above there is one statement made that was supported by three different authors.

What this means is that this is evidence found by multiple people which makes it a stronger finding.

Although your final draft will not be due for a few weeks use the final paper grading rubric as a guide to what your final paper should include.

You should strive hard in the draft stage so that only minor edits would be needed for a final version.

While this is a draft of the paper it is weighted into the course grade at 5%.