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What is a burning question?

a question arising in relation to individual patient, population of patients or a large organizational area.

Burning question example, how to assess a patient for fall risk?

Start with the burning question and then frame it.


What does the P in PICO(T) stand for?

P – population, group to which the question applies. Needs to be narrow any a specific group.


What does the I in PICO(T) stand for?

I – intervention, effectiveness of new treatment, example smoker versus non-smoker for risk of bladder cancer.


What does the C in PICO(T) stand for?

C – comparison, practice is compared, example do patients on lasix fall more than patients who are not on lasix


What does the O in PICO(T) stand for?

O – outcome, desired outcomes of intervention, must be something specific and measurable.


What does the T in PICO(T) stand for?

T – time, when appropriate, when to expect outcome, must be specific, example today by 3 pm.


When determining whether or not a burning question is a "Qualitative" or "Quantitative" question…..What must you do first?

First ask if the question is a background or foreground question.


Background –

factual, will not change from book to book.


Foreground –

relationships, example, the best treatment for a venous ulcer. Foreground questions need to be more detailed questions.


What is an important consideration for a foreground question?

If you're asking a foreground  question, develop a more specific question to guide your search for evidence the two types of clinical questions are qualitative and quantitative.


Qualitative –

meaning and interpretation.


Quantitative –

relationships and measurable.


What types of evidence-based practice nursing interventions do you know that will help prevent your patient from falling?

Bed alarms,
side rails up,
close to the nurses station,
no slip socks,
bed in the lowest position,
place the call light within reach,
belongings close to bed,
clear path to walk,
fall risk score.


When assessing a patient for a fall risk using a Morse Fall Risk Assessment tool, is it better to have a lower score or a higher score?

Morse fall risk scores – lowest number is better and every patient is evaluated no matter what their age.