- Reflect on your practice, and identify a significant nursing clinical issue or change project that you would like to search for evidence in online sources. Formulate searchable, clinical questions in the PICO(T) format for your nursing clinical issue.
- Use your PICOT elements to search for one report of a single, original study that has been published within the last 5 years from the CCN Library that is relevant to your nursing clinical issue.
- Briefly describe how it is relevant to your nursing clinical issue. Remember to give a complete reference to the study.
Example PICOT question based on the clinical inquiry:
In adult surgical patients (P) how does prewarming of patients preoperatively (I) as compared to standard of care (no prewarming) (C) affect the postoperative outcomes (surgical site infection, bleeding, etc.) (O) during hospitalization (T)?