NSG 6999 Week 3 Project: PICOT question

NSG 6999 Week 3 Project: PICOT question

NSG 6999 Week 3 Project: PICOT question

PICOT question (200 points) Submit to Project

To complete this week, after reading chapter two in Melnyk and reviewing the lectures you submit a 2-3 page paper that explores the background of your issue. For this paper #1 you will be defining this issue or disease using the literature.  It will end with the PICOT question.  The parts of your paper should include:

  • Introduction
  • Definition
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Presentation
  • Complications
  • Diagnosis
  • Conclusion with PICOT Question

If you are not on a clinical tract (NP) you will explore the issue extensively to define the problem or issue you are interested in.

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Week 4 Discussion

Using the following table—search the 5 databases based on your PICOT Question—under findings note the number of relevant articles found—under features discuss what you liked about that database. ON the discussion board summarize your search—attach your chart for those that would like to see your search.

Exploring the Literature

Picot Question: 

 Research Tool  Search Tips  Search Terms &  Limits  Findings  Features

CINAHL is an SSU subscription-only   resource that offers full text access to;336 scholarly journals and indexes over 3,000 journals from the fields of nursing  and allied health.

§  Look at the Major Subject Heading in the Full Record§  Use the Limits Feature:

o    Example: Publication Type=Systematic Review

§  Try the CINAHL Heading search:


Keyword search:Limits:

CINAHL Heading search:



PubMed is a free health science citation & abstracts index from the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.


§  Look at MeSH Terms in Full Record§  Use the Limits Feature:

o    Examples: Article Type=Meta-Analysis; Age=All Adult

§  Look for the open access Free articles!


Keyword search:Limits:


MESH search:



Cochrane Library

Cochrane Library provides access to the Cochrane Library of Systematic Reviews.Full text of reviews are subscription only.Index/summaries are a public resource.

§  Use the Simple Search and the Advance Search Features§  Allows you to search with MeSH Terms

§  Check out the New Reviews

 Browse reviews by topic

Keyword search: 


MESH search:



National Guidelines Clearinghouse

The National Guideline Clearinghouse™ (NGC) is a public resource for evidence- based clinical practice guidelines.


§  Detailed search provides limits and advance search features§  Browse by Disease/Condition or Treatment/Intervention

§  Add guidelines to “My Collection” and select Compare Guidelines to view side-by-side comparisons of principle data


Keyword search:

Also browse by:


TRIP Database

TRIP is a clinical search engine to locate publicly available clinical evidence.


§  Limit to:§  Systematic Reviews

§  Guidelines-US


Keyword search:Limits:
Other Databases:

As you work on your capstone project proposal, you will want to share your progress with your peers and instructor and seek or provide guidance or share insights. 


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