The paper presents a discussion one has made on Evidence-based practice (EBP). As you have highlighted, EBP involves using scientific knowledge in medical practice. It is defined as a problem-solving methodology that combines the best available practices from recent literature, and clinical experience and respects the patient’s values (Zuzelo, 2018). The approach employs the most current research and technology available to deliver quality care and enhance nursing care outcomes (Zuzelo, 2018). Further, EBP aids in solving geographical disparities in care and makes healthcare affordable to all persons.
EBP is key in helping a nurse prioritize the client’s needs in order of urgency. The decision is made while weighing the available options for preferences and experiences (McClinton, 2022). Additionally, it is notable that evidence base practice is time-saving and improves the available care options. This is because it eliminates any activity that is not necessary. For example, research revealed that somebody’s wounds should be dressed after two days rather than daily, which did not improve healing (McClinton, 2022). Another example is the new technique in measuring blood pressure among children by use of the auscultatory and comparing the results with those obtained while using the oscillometric method.
I concur with you that PICOT is an essential aspect of nursing care. PICOT is a mnemonic for the patient’s problem, intervention, comparison, outcome, and time (McClinton, 2022). The PICOT approach is used in therapy, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis as a nurse (McClinton, 2022). It identifies the problem of the population and formulates the intervention required. Additionally, it assesses the expected outcome and if it will meet the objectives. PICOT also aids nurses in meeting their care goals within the set timeline.
McClinton, T. D. (2022). A guided search: Formulating a PICOT from assigned areas of inquiry. Worldviews on Evidence‐Based Nursing, 19(5), 426-427.
Zuzelo, P. R. (2018). Evidence-based practice methodology: use the correct approach. Holistic Nursing Practice, 32(6), 340-342.