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Review the Making EBP Real Discussion Scoring Guide [DOCX].
Read the Making EBP Real: A Success Story – Using an evidence-based, autonomous nurse protocol to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections in a long-term acute care facility (found at the end of Unit 1 in Evidence-based practice in nursing & healthcare: A guide to best practice) and answer the following questions:
What clinical question (PICOT) is being answered by this EBP project?
What outcomes were evaluated in this project?
Select an area of practice that is of interest to you and amenable for a potential evidence-based improvement project.
Identify a real or potential clinical/health care problem.
Briefly describe the problem. The problem can be real or hypothetical.
Briefly describe what outcomes you could use to identify the problem (INTERNAL DATA) and then use to measure to determine if there was improvement.
Formulate a searchable, answerable clinical question (PICOT) about your identified problem to guide a potential improvement project. Write your clinical question in the PICOT format that will yield the most relevant and best evidence relative to the problem. Identify keywords from your PICOT question to use in a future electronic database search.