"Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a problem-solving approach to the delivery of health care that integrates the best evidence from studies and patient care data with clinician expertise and patient preferences and values." -AJN 2010. Evidence-Based Practice, Step by Step.
PICO is a search strategy acronym used to formulating a strong clinical question. It can guide your search for evidence in the biomedical literature. Use a PICO worksheet to:
CINAHL and PubMed are good starting databases for applying PICO to a clinical query search. The databases are available from the homepage of the library. If full text of the article isn’t available directly through the database, contact the librarians for further assistance.
Evidence-Based Practice Tutorials:
Use this worksheet to break down the parts of your PICO question: The Well-Built, Patient-Oriented Clinical Question
Search Tips Using PICO for CINAHL:
Search Strategy Help: