PICO: Clinical Question - OPTIONAL (Med-Surg Onsite 2016)

PICO Q & A

This area is comprised of supplementary materials related using the mnemonic PICO to create a "well-built" clinical question, as well as how to find evidence-based resources to answer clinical questions. Feel free to access these optional materials to enhance your learning experience in this course.

PICO: Clinical Question

  • Part 1: Navigating Your Way Toward a Good Clinical Question
  • Part 2: Locating Clinical Information—FAST!
  • Part 3: Evidence-Based Resources for Answering Clinical Questions: Only a Click Away

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

PICO: Clinical Question

  • Part 1: Navigating Your Way Toward a Good Clinical Question

     After completing this presentation, you will be better able to:

  1. Describe how clinical questions arise.
  2. Explain the difference between a background and a foreground clinical question.
  3. Formulate a well-constructed foreground clinical question by using the mnemonic PICO.
  4. Identify resources to help with your understanding of PICO.
  • Part 2: Locating Clinical Information—FAST!

     After completing this presentation, you will be better able to:

  1. Describe types of reference materials that are best for answering background and foreground questions.
  2. Describe types of clinical foreground questions.
  3. Describe types of research studies most useful for answering the different types of foreground questions.
  4. Discuss basic search tips.
  • Part 3: Evidence-Based Resources for Answering Clinical Questions: Only a Click Away

      After completing this presentation you will be better able to:

  1. Describe web resources to use for evidence-based (EBN) practice.
  2. Identify strategies for improving your skills in searching for appropriate evidence on the web to improve patient care.

 

Course summary
Available: 
08/06/2015
Expires: 
04/14/2017

Joie Whitney, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN
Professor, BNHS, UW; Associate Dean for Research, UWSON

Janet Schnall, MS, AHIP
Former Information Management Librarian, Health Sciences Library, UW

BNHS=Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
UW=University of Washington, Seattle
UWSON=UW School of Nursing, Seattle

 

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