Describe the practice concern/problem.
Why is this concern/problem important to nursing and healthcare?
What is the scope of the concern?
What evidence is there for the need for change?
Include a minimum of two scholarly sources.
Define each element of your PICOT question
P-Population and problem – What is the nursing practice concern or problem and whom does it affect?
I-Intervention – What evidence-based solution for the problem would you like to apply?
C-Comparison – what is another solution for the problem? Note that this is typically the current practice, no intervention at all, or an alternative solutions.
O-Outcome – Very specifically, how will you know that the intervention worked? Think about how you will measure the outcome.
T-Time frame – For the purpose of the EBP project, keep the timeframe within 6-8 weeks.
Write your PICOT question in the standard PICOT question format
Identify the key search terms and phrases for your literature search.
Identify a theoretical framework/nursing theory that will guide your EBP project.