Hi. I am an LPN who is going to RN school right now. We have a 3 month long project we have to do that involves evidence based practice in nursing. We are suppose to thing about an evidenced based practice in Nursing not doctor related that has happened in the last 5 years. I took a year off and did not know about this project until this semester and a majority of the students have already signed up for topic such as guided imagery, relaxation, animal assisted thearapy, family presence during CPR, colored vs printed scurbs, night shift vs day shifs, staff overload, sugar water giving to infants, nurse-patient ratio, prevention of ventilator assisted pnemonia, pain management. I was just curious if any one knew of any place to find topics about this or know of anyttopics or where to even begin finding information to come up with a good topic. I was going to do the animal assisted but someone else used that as theirs and I want something new and interesting. I need to have one actual article doing research on the subject and 4-5 other supporting articles and right a big paper, do a poster and big presentation on it so I need a topic that would be able to come up with a lot of information. any ensight would be very helpful
Feb 9, '12
We just had a librarian come and do an active learning session on research in one of my classes this afternoon. We covered how to search for things on PubMed and CINAHL. Our group made a PICO-style question to research and we'll be making a presentation after we do some assignments related to the topic. Since we're all in the same clinical on a hematology/oncology/SCT unit we decided on "When used as a complimentary therapy along with standard pharmacological interventions, does acupuncture decrease nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients more than pharmacological interventions alone?"
I might suggest starting by looking to your nursing experience thus far and trying to form a question on a topic of interest to you, then let that question guide your research. In my experience, librarians are more than happy to help and can guide you to the information you're looking for in a fraction of the time it would take you to dig it up yourself. Good luck!