- PICOT is utilized by the health care community to identify and study a nursing or medical practice problem. Consequently, PICOT examples that may provide insight into the use of the PICOT process, may not be relevant to nursing practice as they are based on a medical practice problem.Describe the difference between a nursing practice problem and a medical practice problem. Provide one example of each. Discuss why is it important to ensure your PICOT is based on a nursing practice problem.
- Requirement: Each post must be substantive and have two references to support what you are saying. At least one of these references must be a peer reviewed article. The recommended word count is no less than 150-200 words. This first discussion question asks you to define the difference between a nursing problem and a medical problem when it comes to a PICOT question and or practice problem. Remember, the PICOT question needs to be developed on something you as a nurse can do without a physician order. Be sure you are comparing it to something and remember to place a time frame. I have attached a PICOT template. The template is a guide for creating one PICOT question of your choice.