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NURS 4610: Translating Evidence for Nursing Practice: Welcome!

VIDEO TUTORIALS: PICO(T) Question & Search History Assignment

Step 1 – Search for your Patient/Population/Problem (24:43) This video provides additional details on keywords and subject headings that you may find useful for Steps 2-4. To jump directly to that portion of the video, click here

Step 2 – Search for your Intervention/Issue/Variable of Interest (09:22)

Step 3 – Search for your Comparison, if necessary (10:43)

Step 4 – Search for your Outcome (08:52)

Step 5 – Combine Searches from Steps 1-4 and Apply Limits (11:27)

Step 6 – Insert Image of Search History into Worksheet (05:55)

Essential Library Links

Resources and Support for Distance Learners

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

Schmidt, N.A., & Brown, J.M. (2019). Evidence-based practice for nurses (4th ed.). Jones & Bartlett: Burlington, MA

Library Research and Information Literacy Competencies

This LibGuide has been designed to help you achieve the following competencies in NURS 4610:  

Competency 6   Locate Scientific Evidence

Formulate a PICOT question and use approved electronic resources to locate scientific evidence. 

Competency 7   Appraise Scientific Evidence

Conduct critical appraisals of three published sources of scientific evidence (AKA research articles) to determine their strength and applicability to clinical practice.‚Äč

Competency 8   Synthesize Scientific Evidence

Integrate evidence gathered from external sources to plan evidence-based practice changes.

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