Part 1 uses your PICOT question- Please use the Evidence-Based Practice Guideline-Searchable Clinical Questions Form to complete this part of the assignment. You can find the form under the Course Resources Tab.
1.) You need to have a strong PICO(T) question in order for the search to make sense. If you are struggling with this please don’t hesitate to email me and send me your question with the PICO(T) breakdown so I can help you with this. Send it early in the week so you have enough time to get my response and do the search. I will comment on everyone’s PICOT in the discussion and make recommendations. Submit early!
2.) When searching you want to make sure you take good notes and write them in the comments side.
3.) The goal is to get between 10 and 15 articles. If you are not within this number keep searching until you have demonstrated it is not likely to reach this goal. Please provide as a rationale when you are not achieving the goal number of articles in your PICOT assignment.
4.) Not only will you be searching individual key terms (your PICO terms) and then combining them, but you will use search limits as well to narrow your search.
You have an example in the Rubric for this assignment. I strongly suggest you look at it and make sure you read the Rubric. This is how I will score your submitted assignment. This part of the assignment is a total of 100 points.
Please contact me early on in the week for any issues.