How is Picot used in EBP?

PICO is a mnemonic device used in nursing that helps a person remember the components of a well focused clinical question. It is a strategy used in the first step of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) to assess and ask when researching to formulate a searchable clinical question by helping to develop key terms.

What is the Picot model?

The word PICOT is a mnemonic derived from the elements of a clinical research question – patient, intervention, comparison, outcome and (sometimes) time. The PICOT process begins with a case scenario, and the question is phrased to elicit an answer.

Why is the Picot model important?

It is a mnemonic for the important parts of a well-built clinical question. It also helps formulate the search strategy by identifying the key concepts that need to be in the article that can answer the question.

In what situations the PICO framework is suitable?

PICO is often used in evaluating literature for evidence-based practice by defining the question being asked. By clarifying the PICO terms, the question can be constructed by the framework: In (Population), does (intervention) as compared to (comparison) achieve the (outcome)?

How do you use Picot?

Fully dissolve one packet in 1/2 glass of water every 4 hours or as directed by a doctor. Adults 60 Years and Over: Do not exceed 3 packets in 24 hours. Adults and Children 12 to 60 Years: Do not exceed 4 packets in 24 hours.

What is an example of a Picot question?

Etiology PICOT Question Examples: Are kids (P) who have obese adoptive parents (I) at Increased risk for obesity (O) compared with kids (P) without obese adoptive parents (C) during the ages of five and 18 (T)?

What is a good Picot question?

Population/ Patient Problem: Who is your patient? (Disease or Health status, age, race, sex) Intervention: What do you plan to do for the patient? (Specific tests, therapies, medications) Comparison: What is the alternative to your plan? (ie. No treatment, different type of treatment, etc.)