Chamberlain College of Nursing NR439 PPL Worksheet

Chamberlain College of Nursing NR439 PPL Worksheet:- Problem/PICOT/Literature Search (PPL) Worksheet


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Clinical Nursing Practice Problem


Identify one quality or safety clinical priority area from the assignment guidelines practice scenario.  Summarize the independent clinical nursing practice problem/issue you believe is the most important.  Summarize your rationale (why) for choosing the problem.

Clinical PICOT Question

Using the AAACN Template for Asking PICOT Questions located in #5 of the assignment guidelines, write out your PICOT question. You must use one type of question from the AAACN template.






PICOT Elements

Identify each of the elements for your PICOT.

P– (Patient or population):


I– (Intervention/Issue):


C– (Comparison with other treatment/current practice):


O– (Measurable outcome):


T– (Time Frame):

Evidence Retrieval Process

Using only the Chamberlain College of Nursing library, locate an original report/article of a single nursing study published from a nursing source/journal within the last 10 years that is relevant to your chosen nursing practice problem/issue. Provide a complete APA reference to the study and the permalink.  *Meta-analysis, Meta-synthesis, Systematic Reviews should not be used.




Implications of Literature Evidence

Summarize how the study is relevant to your chosen clinical nursing practice problem/issue. Summarize why you believe the nursing evidence-based practice committee should focus their next research study on this practice problem.






Literature Search Terms

Identify 4 (or more) relevant searchable terms you used for your search for literature.

Literature Search Strategies

List 4 (or more) relevant search strategies you used to narrow/limit your search for literature.

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