Help with my capstone EBP project

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I am in the final semester of Nursing School and have been placed on an Oncology unit for my preceptorship. I need to develop a PICOT question related to an oncology issue that will give me a fantastic capstone EBP project? Can anyone help me with question ideas?

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

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Talk with the nurses on the unit to discuss what problems/issues they are seeing with their patients/unit to spark a project idea.

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 11 years experience. 1 Article; 3,377 Posts

You've been taking care of oncology patients and observing how these patients are treated. Do you have any questions about WHY they are treated in the way they are? Why X medication is given? Why each different chemo is given? How and way the treatments are scheduled is the way they are? Have you ever wondered if it really makes a difference? Or if there was something better?

That's the basis for your PICO question. Identify something you're curious about (it can be a medication, a nursing intervention, a psycho/social topic), come up with an alternative, and research it to see which one helps the most.

Here's some examples I might choose if I was doing a PICO in pediatrics:

Does the presence of Child Life Specialists during medical procedures decrease anxiety in patients under 8 years old?

Does the administration of multi-vitamins twice daily divided doses reduce vomiting in premature neonates compared to once daily administration?