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Writing of good PICOT question

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I have to write a PICOT question re:"In patients with an indwelling urinary catheter, does the implementation of nursing bundles compared to no nursing bundles, decrease the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infections during the hospital stay?"

I am at a loss of how to put this together. Can anyone help please? Feeling over whelmed.

Thank you

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Welcome to AN!

To formulate questions in Evidence Based Practice and use the PICOT format.

PICOT stands for:

  • Population/ Patient Problem: Who is your patient? (Disease or Health status, age, race, sex)
  • Intervention: What do you plan to do for the patient? (Specific tests, therapies, medications)
  • Comparison: What is the alternative to your plan? (ie. No treatment, different type of treatment, etc.)
  • Outcome: What outcome do you seek? (Less symptoms, no symptoms, full health, etc.)
  • Time: What is the time frame? (This element is not always included.)

Your PICOT question should fall under one of these types:

  • Therapy/Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Etiology
  • Prognosis

PICOT - Nursing - Research Guides at Lansing Community College Library

PICO questions

'P I C O' examples

PICO

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Wait ... what's a nursing bundle?

Hmmm...I had to look it up. Didn't see this covered in undergrad or graduate curricula. It's basically a multidisciplinary approach to packaging sets of interventions that improve patient outcomes.

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Oh, fergawdsakes...another name for a canned plan of care, then? or a dumbed-down way of saying "standard of care" or "best practice"? You can tell I'm all for plainer language most of the time. :)

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Esme12 has 40 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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Oh, fergawdsakes...another name for a canned plan of care, then? or a dumbed-down way of saying "standard of care" or "best practice"? You can tell I'm all for plainer language most of the time. :)
I know right???? :rolleyes:

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