Nursing Question

For this assignment, you will create a PICO(T) question. 


For this assignment, you will create a PICO(T) question. Your paper should be in APA 7th edition format, including title page and reference page. Address the following:

PARAGRAPH 1: Begin your paper with an introduction to your PICOT topic. This can be any clinical issue you choose -EXCEPT COVID-19 or hand hygiene.
Indicate what you will address in the rest of your paper (introductory statement)
Describe your topic
Describe its significance (this may include statistics on the problem, complications, etc.)
Essentially, explain WHY your problem needs to be addressed
PARAGRAPH 2, FIRST SENTENCE -Determine an appropriate PICO(T) question for addressing. Write your PICO(T) in correct question format. INTERVENTION PICO(T) only. Do not use other types of PICO(T)s. An intervention PICO(T) requires an intervention. For example: using one catheter type vs another, or using saline vs heparin, etc.
PARAGRAPH 2, In your text,
describe your population/patient (consider age, disease/condition, gender or biological sex, etc.)
describe the main intervention (the drug or other treatment you propose) AND the comparison (the main alternative to your drug/treatment intervention -the alternative could be NO treatment)
describe what your outcome (reduced complication – be specific; improved memory; reduced anxiety, etc.) – Whatever the outcome may be, but it must be specific and measurable. You cannot measure “improvement” or “reduced complications”. Be SPECIFIC.
PARAGRAPH 3: Identify and explain 2 facilitators and 2 barriers to implementing the practice you propose in your PICO(T) (What helps/what hinders?)
PARAGRAPH 4: Conclusion: Summarize your paper

Develop a clinical question using proper PICO(T) format

Explain the components of a PICO(T) question

Identify facilitators and barriers to implementing a specific EBP practice


Minimum of three (3) total references: one (1) reference from required course materials and two (2) peer-reviewed references. All references must be no older than five years (unless making a specific point using a seminal piece of information).

References should support the reasoning behind the PICOT, the problem or the intervention.

Peer-reviewed references include references from professional data bases such as PubMed or CINHAL applicable to population and practice area, along with evidence based clinical practice guidelines.

**Examples of unacceptable references are Wikipedia, UpToDate, Epocrates, Medscape, WebMD, hospital organizations, insurance recommendations, & secondary clinical databases.


Unless otherwise specified, all the written assignment must follow APA 7th edition formatting, citations, and references. Make sure you cross-reference the APA 7th edition manual as well before submitting the assignment.

Number of Pages/Words

Unless otherwise specified all papers should be between 500-600 words excluding the title and reference pages. Use size 12, Arial or Times New Roman font. Do not exceed 3 pages of text (excluding title and reference page).


Godshall (2020).

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 2 – Asking the Compelling Clinical Question

Ford, L. G. (2019). Editorial: The underappreciated and misunderstood PICOT question: A critical step in the EBP process. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 166, 422-423.
Worldviews Ev Based Nurs – 2019 – Gallagher Ford – The Underappreciated and Misunderstood PICOT Question A Critical Step.pdf
Hertog, R. D., & Niessen, T. (2020). Taking into account patient preferences in personalized care: Blending types of nursing knowledge in evidence-based practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 30, 1904-1915.
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McMenamin, A., Sun, C., Prufeta, P., Raso, R. (2019). The evolution of evidence-based practice. Nursing Management, 50(9), 14-19.…
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Melnyk, B., Fineout-Overholt, E., Stillwell, S. B., & Williamson, K. M. (2009). Igniting a spirit of inquiry: An essential foundation for evidence-based practice. AJN, 109(11), 49-52.…
Other Sources:

Subject & Course Guides: Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare: Question- PICOThis guide is designed to assist health care professionals and students become effective and efficient users of the medical literature.

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