Discussion 2 Topic Selection and PICOT Question
This discussion has several parts. The first is to select a topic and describe the topic. Select a topic that interests you as you will stay with this topic for future assignments in this course! Use the same topic for discussions and assignments! The second part is to write the PICOT question. Then ask a question about your topic and/or PICOT of your classmates to continue the course dialogue. The assigned readings prompt you step by step how to write the PICOT. Finally, you are asked to think and write about your values related to quality and EBP and if there are any ethical considerations specific to your project. For the third question, remember the three components of EBP: research evidence, experiences, and values.

You will reuse some of this discussion for future assignments to build on–that is you might re-word a few things and polish the postings and turn them into parts of future assignments. This is acceptable for this course, so you can learn, revise, and build on your EBP project.

1. Write one to two paragraphs explaining the project topic. The project topic must include a nursing intervention. Start the paragraph with a topic sentence that introduces the topic. Include 1) why this topic is interesting to you; 2) Define and describe the topic; 3) why is this topic of interest to nursing practice—for example give a statistic—does it impact 40 million people? Or tell a short story to explain why it is pertinent to nursing; Be sure to include source citations per APA format.

2. Write the matching intervention PICOT question for this topic. The PICOT question is a critical aspect of the EBP project to guide the problem identification and create components that can be used to shape the literature search. Report the PICOT components and in the PICOT sentence format:

Fill in your PICOT Components:






Format the PICOT components into a one sentence format.

Use this format and fill in your PICOT components:

In ______(P), how does ______(I) compared to ______(C) affect ______(O) within ______(T)?

3. Write your own personal value statement in 1-2 sentences about how EBP is integral to best practice and outcomes. What might you question in relation to patient/family values related to your EBP?

Infection control is a critical aspect of nursing practice that is essential in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. This topic interests me because of its direct impact on patient safety and the role of nurses in promoting a safe environment for patient care. The objective of infection control is to prevent, reduce and control the transmission of infections through the application of a set of evidence-based practices. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2021), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) affect 1 in 31 patients in U.S. hospitals every day. This highlights the importance of infection control in reducing the incidence of HAIs and ensuring patient safety.

PICOT Question:
P: Patients in a hospital setting
I: Implementation of evidence-based infection control practices
C: Traditional infection control practices
O: Reduction in the incidence of healthcare-associated infections
T: Within 1 year

In patients in a hospital setting, how does the implementation of evidence-based infection control practices compared to traditional infection control practices affect the reduction in the incidence of healthcare-associated infections within 1 year?

Value Statement:
EBP is integral to best practice and outcomes as it incorporates the latest research evidence, patient experiences, and the values of healthcare providers to provide the best possible care. When considering patient/family values related to my EBP project, I would question their beliefs and understanding of the importance of infection control practices in promoting patient safety. Additionally, I would consider their cultural and personal values that may impact their willingness to comply with recommended infection control practices.