I want to know if there is some fast way to come up with a PICO question and find one or more meta-analysis articles on it to discuss in a 5-minute presentation in my skills class.
Every time I try to find articles on an area that truly interests me, I find nothing specific. I have so much left to study and prepare for before the end of the semester, and this short PICO presentation won't even be graded, as will my other assignements.
I'm interested in ways to reduce hospital waste, which seems massive to me. (The number of gowns and gloves and masks I go through for my patients on contact precautions is astounding, and every time I throw this stuff away I think of what this waste is going to do to the environment.) But even doing a search on "hospital waste" and "infection rates," let alone using a formulated PICO question, I get nothing pertinent.
Another interest I have is that I'm saddened about the way people die in ICUs, often in misery because the family is too afraid to make their loved ones DNR and therefore the hospital requires things like NG tube feedings that may be very unpleasant or not allowing even a sip of water to a thirsty patient due to NPO status. But alas, I must admit I don't even have a specific research question in mind that could help.
If there's any advice anyone can give me about doing this without a great expediture of time, I would really appreciate it. I realize that evidenced-based practice is highly important in nursing practice, but right now I think the teacher mainly wants us to get a basic sense of how to do it, and I'm stuck.