Review the Topic Materials and the work completed in NRS-433V to formulate a PICOT statement for your capstone project.

A PICOT starts with a designated patient population in a particular clinical area and identifies clinical problems or issues that arise from clinical care. The intervention should be an independent, specified nursing change intervention. The intervention cannot require a provider prescription. Include a comparison to a patient population not currently receiving the intervention, and specify the timeframe needed to implement the change process.

Formulate a PICOT statement using the PICOT format provided in the assigned readings. The PICOT statement will provide a framework for your capstone project.

In a paper of 500-750 words, clearly identify the clinical problem and how it can result in a positive patient outcome.

Make sure to address the following on the PICOT statement:

  1. Evidence-Based Solution
  2. Nursing Intervention
  3. Patient Care
  4. Health Care Agency
  5. Nursing Practice

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This week you will write and submit a PICOT statement paper.  Be sure to review the rubric to make sure you include all of the requirements.  As always, APA format requires the use of level headings.  The following topics need to be addressed in the paper:
1. Evidence-Based Solution
2. Nursing Intervention
3. Patient Care
4. Health Care Agency
5. Nursing Practice

I included some examples below.  Unlike some of my examples, the interventions you include should be an independent, specified nursing change intervention.  The intervention cannot require a provider prescription.  Additionally, I did not write out the complete statement in a sentence format which you will need to do.  Your project is not to conduct research.  Your project is to plan/implement a process change based on research. 

P = patient (or group of patients) population and problem
I = intervention [What is the main action you are considering?] 
C = comparison intervention [What is the other option?] 
O = outcome [What do you want/not want to happen?] 
T = time/duration [Time it takes to demonstrate a clinical outcome]

P = females aged 40-50 
I = intervention = mammography
C = no mammography
O = reduced mortality
T = lifetime

P = Patients with chronic heart disease
I = intervention = no caffeine intake
C = caffeine intake
O = reduced blood pressure
T = 1 month after discharge

P = Adult surgical patients
I = Epidural + NSAIDs
C = Epidural alone
0 = Reduction in pain rating scale
T = 24 hours post-op

Other helpful hints for the week:
1. CINAHL tutorial:
2. Writing a PICOT statement:


Field of study: 
Date Due: 
Thursday, April 18, 2019



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