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Yuma Nursing Library Resources: Evidence Based Practice

This guide is primarily for nursing students at NAU-Yuma and Tucson campuses

PICO is not just salsa!

PICO has four elements:

Patient/Problem, Intervention, Comparison and Outcome.  Below are some tools to help you use PICO to shape your research question, help you explore the EBP process, and discover how PICO integrates your clinical knowledge with your research skills to shape your mastery of nursing knowledge.

What is your research question? An introduction to the PICOT format for clinicians, Riva, J.J., Malik, K.M.P., Burnie, S.J., Endicott, A.R., Busse, J.W. (2012).  J Can Chiropr Assoc 56(3), PMC3430448.

PubMed for Handhelds, PICO

Video: Evidence-informed practice

Web Resources related to EBP

Evidence-Base Practice, ASHA (American speech-Language-Hearing Association)

Using PubMed in EBP, Training Course, National Library of Medicine

Type of Study, California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

Definition of Concepts, University of Manitoba Libraries Health Sciences LibGuide

Guidelines and Measures, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

AACN Standards, American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step, AJN (American Journal of Nursing)