NURS2006: Clinical Governance and Practice Development
Assessment #1: Developing a PICOT question (Graded)
Assessment 1 is 1000 words only and is worth 25% of the final grade. This assignment requires you to construct a searchable question. Asking the right question is an important start to finding the information needed to inform clinical practice. Structuring the question is the first step of EBP process. Vague, broad, poorly framed questions will most likely result in lost time and an inability to locate useful evidence. As asking a specific and focused question enables the development of relevant keywords and an effective search strategy.
The 'Population, Intervention, Comparison (if appropriate), Outcome, Time (if appropriate)' method should be used to structure the question.
Construct a searchable question related to one of the following topics,
Blood pressure monitoring measurements taken over clothing Electronic vs Manual
Silver impregnated catheter Intermittent catheterization Cranberry juice
Central Venous Catheter infection
Catheter change Antibiotic locks
Chronic Back pain
psychosocial interventions such as counselling, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy
Non-pharmacological interventions TED stockings
Early mobilization Electronic Health Records Falls prevention
Bed rails Restraints Sensors Exercise
Routine cannula replacement use of vapocoolants
hypnosis for needle-related pain topical anaesthetics
Nitro-glycerine ointments Near-infrared light devices
electronic medication management system
Work-related fatigue 12hr shift
cognitive behaviour therapy canine-assisted therapy animal-assisted therapy natural sunlight
land-based exercise turmeric tea
Nutrition Dressing changes
Pressure- relieving devices Mobilizing
Negative pressure wound therapy Massage therapy
Electromagnetic therapy Hyperbaric oxygen therapy Repositioning
Antibiotics and antiseptics Standard mattress
Preoperative skin preparation
antiseptic agents such as iodine, Chlorhexidine gluconate
Long term urinary catheters
Routine changing of indwelling catheters
Skin Tears preventions
Repositioning Bed rails
Maintaining skin integrity Comprehensive risk assessment
Nicotine replacement therapy Mobile phone intervention hypnotherapy
Surgical site infection
Pre-operative hair removal Chlorohexidine bath
Ventilator associated pneumonia
Nurse patient ratio
Negative pressure therapy Hyperbaric oxygen therapy Hydrocolloid dressing Antimicrobial dressing Wound packing
Objectives being assessed
LO1- Apply evidence-based practice (EBP) in the provision of patient care
LO2- Formulate a clinical question to yield the most relevant and best evidence LO4- Analyse the impact of clinical governance on efficiency and practice standards
Your assignment must adhere to the following format:
You must present your assignment 1 using the following headings
Introduction: (100 words)
The introduction should catch the reader’s attention in an interesting way about what will be discussed in the paper and the viewpoint taken in the paper.
Potential clinical problem (500 words)
Clinical nursing problems selected for inquiry are generally those encountered in nursing practice and those that deal with modalities of patient care such as support, comfort, prevention of trauma, promotion of recovery, health screening, appraisal and/or assessment, health education, and coordination of health care.
Clinical Question (300 words)
The discussion should include
Conclusion: (100 words)
Summarise the major points concisely and constructively but do not introduce new ideas/ literature or direct quotes.
Present on a new page and use the correct APA reference style.
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