EBP Searchable Clinical Questions
Student Name: Neukenya Jokines
Date: May 29, 2015
Directions: Please read the Evidence-Based Practice Guideline Rubric located in Doc Sharing, for instructions on how to complete this form.
1. Clinical Question:
Select a health-related topic applicable to your practice setting and formulate a clinical question, using the PICO (T) format. Please type the question here:
In patients with septic shock, is fluid resuscitation as equally important as antibiotic therapy in reducing mortality?
2. Identify the PICO (T) Terms:
P= patients with septic shock
I= fluid resuscitation
O= reducing mortality
3. Search: PubMed/MEDLINE
Go to MEDLINE at http://www.pubmed.gov and conduct a search on your clinical question. Please type your search history in the table below:
Search Number | P | I | C | O | T | # of Results | Notes |
1 | Patients with septic shock | | | | | 10238 | I searched on the (P) “patients with septic shock” by typing it in the search field and clicking “search” |
2 | | Fluid resuscitation | | | | 9050 | I clicked clear and then searched on the (I) “fluid resuscitation” by typing it into the search field and clicking “search” |
3 | | | antibiotics | | | 604764 | I clicked clear and then searched on the (C) by typing “antibiotics” into the search field and clicking “search” |
4 | | | | Reducing mortality | | 21324 | I clicked clear and then searched on the (O) by typing in “reducing mortality” in the search field and clicking “search” |
5 | Patients with septic shock | Fluid resuscitation | antibiotics | | | 81 | I clicked clear and then combined search #1, #2 and #3 using the Boolean operator “AND”. I clicked search and resulted 81 abstracts. This is within the optimal range of 10-20 so I stopped searching. |
4. Search: EBSCO/CINAHL
Go to the Chamberlain Library at http://www.chamberlain.edu/library and enter EBSCO. Conduct a search on your clinical question....