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Following the Iowa model of evidence-based practice, the student will first develop a clinical question that can be answered using research evidence and explain its importance to patient care. After posing the clinical question in the PICO/PIO format, a literature search using keywords from the clinical question will assist the student to obtain 4-5 research articles to critique and synthesize for use in practice. The student will then develop and describe the implementation of a pilot EBP project to put the research evidence into clinical practice.
PICO Question: Does the use of chest physiotherapy reduce the occurrence of pulmonary complications in adult postoperative patients more effectively than the use of incentive spirometry
Population: Adult postoperative patients
Intervention: chest physiotherapy
Comparison: Incentive spirometry
Outcome: reduce the occurrence of pulmonary postoperative complications
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