Below are some recommended places to find Evidence Based Practice (EBP) articles and protocols.
The PICO Protocol is used in Evidence Based Practice to frame and answer a medical question. The acronym stands for:
P - Population
I - Intervention
C - Comparison
O - Outcome
You can use this protocol for framing your question, for example:
Intervention: Flu prevention
Outcome: Reduce spread of flu
Question: What interventions can be taken to reduce the spread of flu among the elderly?
Search String: You can then take this question to create a search string to use in a database, for example: (elderly OR senior citizens) AND (flu prevention OR influenza prevention OR influenza vaccine OR flu vaccine)
You can access databases from off-campus by entering your netID and password after clicking on the database links.
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