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Topic Guide - Evidence Based Nursing Practice

Evidence Based Nursing Practice

"Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient family preferences and values for delivery of optimal health care."

http://qsen.org/competencies/pre-licensure-ksas/#evidence-based practice

PICO

Evidence-based practice uses the PICO model for formulating a searchable question. 

PICO is a mnemonic used to describe the four elements of a good clinical foreground question:

P = Population/Problem

How would I describe the problem or a group of patients similar to mine?

I = Intervention

What main intervention, prognostic factor or exposure am I considering?

C = Comparison

Is there an alternative to compare with the intervention?

O = Outcome

What do I hope to accomplish, measure, improve or affect?

Evidence Based Medicine is a Process

Evidence Based Medicine is a process of life-long, problem-based learning.  The process involves:

♦ Converting information needs into focused questions.

♦ Efficiently tracking down the best evidence with which to answer the question.

♦ Critically appraising the evidence for validity and clinical usefulness.

♦ Applying the results in clinical practice.

♦ Evaluating performance of the evidence in clinical application.

Database Access - Username/Password

To use the Library's databases and e-book collections, you will be asked to enter a username and password.  This username and password is now your personal username and password information, the same username and password that you enter to login to Moodle, Portico, and your Lee email.  For our Seminary students, this will be your Populi username and password information. 

When you attempt to access the library's databases, you will see the screen below.  If you are a Lee student, choose the first box.  If you are a Seminary Student, choose the second box.  

You will then be taken to a login screen where you will enter in your own personal username and password.  The screen for Lee students will look like this...

  

And the screen for Seminary students will look like this...

 

If at any time you encounter the following ACA login, please contact the library for assistance. You may contact the Reference desk during library hours at (423) 614-8562 if you have any questions or email us anytime at library@leeuniversity.edu