When looking to answer a clinical question, there are five standard steps you should take:
ASK your question
ACCESS the evidence
APPRAISE the search results critically
APPLY your search findings to your patient's care
ASSESS the effect of the intervention...and start over if necessary
To help you form an answerable question, you can use the PICO model to formulate your search question. Think of the following concepts when forming your question:
P: Patient or Population
Many of the traditional databases for finding journal articles are also great for finding information for an EBP search: PubMed, CINAHL, Embase. However, there are some databases that specialize in providing information for helping you with an EBP question.
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