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.This is a discussion post. PLEASE USE the textbook above for reference and at least one SCHOLARLY PEER-Review
1.Reflect on your practice as a pediatric nurse , 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 2.PICO(T) format for your nursing clinical issue.
Next, review the guidelines for the PICOT Assignment due Week 3. 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. EXAMPLE of PICOT for this assignment and week 3(What is the PICO(T) question?Will influenza immunization compliancy rates increase if flu clinics are provided in a Flu PODS and immunization clinics at convenient times covering all shifts
Define each element of the question below:
P- (Patient, population, or problem): Hospital employees and volunteers required to have the influenza immunization annually
I -(Intervention): Offer multiple Flu “PODS” and immunization clinics to hospital employees and volunteers making it convenient to receive the required immunization. Offer at a variety of times, available to all shifts
C- (Comparison with other treatment/current practice): Compare analytics showing employees and volunteers who received flu shot prior to 2016 when Flu PODS and immunization clinics were not offered compared to 2016 where Flu PODS and immunization clinics are offered to accommodate shifts. Track number of employees/volunteers coming at each hour time frame.
O- (Desired outcome): Increase of compliance of receiving the annual mandatory flu shot by employees and volunteers
Example 2:What is the PICO(T) question?For non-diabetic patients on corticosteroid therapy, does monitoring for headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision hourly vs. no observations for signs of hyperglycemia promote improvement of pulmonary complications?Define each element of the question below:P- (Patient, population, or problem): Non-diabetic patients on corticosteroid therapy.I- (Intervention): Monitoring for headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision
C- (Comparison with other treatment/current practice): No observations for signs of hyperglycemia
O- (Desired outcome): Improvement of pulmonary complications
T-(Time): 90 days)
3.Briefly describe how it is relevant to your nursing clinical issue. Remember to give a complete reference to the study.