Consider a recent clinical experience in which you were providing care for a patient.
Determine the extent to which the care that you provided was based on evidence and research findings or
supported only by your organization’s standard procedures. How do you know if the tasks were based on
What questions have you thought about in a particular area of care such as a procedure or policy?
Clinical Question Anatomy & examples of PICOT questions
Formulate your background questions and PICOT question.
Reflect on the barriers that might inhibit the implementation of evidence-based practice in your clinical
Review the article “Adopting Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Decision Making” in this week’s Learning
Resources. Select one of the barriers described that is evident in your organization and formulate a plan
for overcoming this barrier.
Post an evaluation of the use, or lack thereof, of EBP in a recent clinical experience. Identify which aspects
of the care delivered, if any, were based on evidence and provide your rationale. List your background
questions and PICOT question about this nursing topic. Critique how the policies, procedures, and culture
in your organization may hinder or support the adoption of evidence-based practices. Identify the barrier
you selected from the article and explain how this barrier could be overcome within your organization.