Course Project Overview
In the ischemic stroke patient, what are the barriers to the administration of thrombolytic therapy within 3 hours of presentation to the emergency department when the last seen normal is within 2 hours?
P= barrier to administration
I= administration of t-PA
C= vs. not receiving thrombolytic
O= administration of thrombolytic
T= within 3 hours of Emergency room presentation when the last seen normal is within 2 hours.
Evidence-based practice involves a great deal more than simply reading nursing periodicals on a regular basis. Nurses can take a more proactive approach to evidence-based practice by identifying authentic problems and concerns, and then using that to guide their inquiries into current research. In this way, nurses can connect the results of relevant research studies to their nursing practice.
For the Course Project, you identify and apply relevant research to a specific nursing topic or problem. You begin by formulating an answerable question that is relevant to nursing and evidence-based practice. In later weeks of this course, you continue the course project by conducting a literature review and then determining how the evidence from the literature can be applied to nursing practice.
Before you begin, review this document, which contains information about all three parts of the Course Project.
The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references
Course Project: Part 1–Identifying a Researchable Problem
One of the most challenging aspects of EBP is to actually identify the answerable question.
—Karen Sue Davies
Formulating a question that targets the goal of your research is a challenging but essential task. The question plays a crucial role in all other aspects of the research, including the determination of the research design and theoretical perspective to be applied, which data will be collected, and which tools will be used for analysis. It is therefore essential to take the time to ensure that the research question addresses what you actually want to study. Doing so will increase the likelihood of obtaining meaningful results.
In this first component of the course project, you formulate questions to address a particular nursing issue or problem. You use the PICOT model—patient/population, intervention/issue, comparison, and outcome—outlined in the weekly Learning Resources to design your questions.
Write a 3- to 4-page paper that includes the following:
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