Clear identification of the problem or opportunity is the first step in evidence-based nursing.

Clear identification of the problem or opportunity is the first step in evidence-based nursing. This assignment offers a tool to assist in the identification of the problem, proposed intervention, and desired outcomes. Completion of the assignment will include identification of the problem or concern using the PICOT format.

Please use this example that you use in the last discussion is been approved for this paper.

 As a nurse who works in a pediatric setting inpatient and outpatient, the issue that I observed is the increased delays and refusal of vaccination last year. When parents refuse to immunize their children, then it becomes a public health concern. At the same time, there are reasons why parents are opposing the immunization of their children. What are the possible reasons for this refusal? Can patient education improve the rates of vaccination? Is there a relationship between the MMR vaccine and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? What are their concerns regarding vaccinations and what is its link with chronic diseases? Side effects of parents’ refusal to vaccinate their children have been on the rise in the last decade. The parent’s negative perception of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) because of its association with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

My PICOT questions are;

            In parents of children between twelve months and six years old (P), how does patient education regarding the importance of the MMR vaccination and the unlink relation with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (I) equated with no education irrespective of the parental decision (acceptance/rejection) concerning vaccination (C) improve the MMR vaccination rates (O) in a period of six months (T).

Directions

1. Read these guidelines including the grading rubrics below.

2. Download and use the required PICOT Worksheet form (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site…

3. Consider what is the nursing problem or issue that you have uncovered. Make sure it is related to nursing, i.e., one that a nurse can solve independently. Do not select a medical problem that is dependent upon a medical professional to resolve.

4. Download an Example (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. of how to fill in the worksheet to help you complete your own form.

5. Submit the completed PICOT Worksheet form.

Example 1:

What is the PICO(T) question?

Will influenza immunization compliancy rates increase if flu clinics are provided in a Flu PODS and immunization clinics at convenient times covering all shifts?

Define each element of the question below:

P- (Patient, population, or problem): Hospital employees and volunteers required to have the influenza immunization annually

I -(Intervention): Offer multiple Flu “PODS” and immunization clinics to hospital employees and volunteers making it convenient to receive the required immunization. Offer at a variety of times, available to all shifts

C- (Comparison with other treatment/current practice): Compare analytics showing employees and volunteers who received flu shot prior to 2016 when Flu PODS and immunization clinics were not offered compared to 2016 where Flu PODS and immunization clinics are offered to accommodate shifts. Track number of employees/volunteers coming at each hour time frame.

O- (Desired outcome): Increase of compliance of receiving the annual mandatory flu shot by employees and volunteers

Example 2:

What is the PICO(T) question?

For non-diabetic patients on corticosteroid therapy, does monitoring for headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision hourly vs. no observations for signs of hyperglycemia promote improvement of pulmonary complications?

Define each element of the question below:

P- (Patient, population, or problem): Non-diabetic patients on corticosteroid therapy.

I- (Intervention): Monitoring for headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and blurred vision

C- (Comparison with other treatment/current practice): No observations for signs of hyperglycemia

O- (Desired outcome): Improvement of pulmonary complications

T-(Time): 90 days

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