Write a PICO question based on a scenario you choose from the list of scenarios attached below. Use the
templates in the EBP Step by Step 3 article to help create your questions. You may need to do a pre-search to
finding an intervention (the “I”) that has been studied and published to solve the problem.
Identify the PICO elements for each question.
Develop a search strategy using at least 3 keywords from the P, I, and O parts of your PICO, 1 synonym for
one of the keywords, and 1 MeSH term for one of your keywords.
Locate 4 articles that help answer your PICO question. The articles must meet the following requirements:
must be primary source quantitative research articles.
No article can be published prior to 2016.
Obtain pdfs of the four articles you selected from the ResU database. They must show the full text of the entire
article. If not available for the ResU database, you may request access from the ResU Library, or you can
email me the citation for the article, and I will attempt to locate a pdf of it.
On a Word document, include your scenario; write your PICO question as a sentence; identify the P, I, C, and
O for each question; and list the search terms (3 keywords, 1 synonym, 1 MeSH term) for each. You may use
the template attached here. See also the link to the MeSH terms website below.
Provide a properly formatted APA reference page for your selected articles from Step 4 of these instructions.
See the link to the APA and Writing LibGuide below.
Name each document (one Word doc and 4 article pdfs) as follows and upload to this submission folder:
Lastname article 1,
Lastname article 2,
Lastname article 3,
Lastname article 4
SCENARIO:Delegation: A unit employs RNs, LPN’s and PCTs (patient care techs) to provide direct care. The
unit has had an issue with appropriate delegation. The PCTs and LPNs report that they are being asked to
perform more than their “fair share”, and things they should not do. The RN’s state that they are the only ones
who do anything, and every time they ask the LPNs and PCTs to do anything they are told the PCTs and LPNs
are not allowed to perform the task. The Unit manager recognizes that efforts to improve delegation need to be
made. Your task is to research an intervention to enhance the quality and practice of delegation on this unit.
PLEASE INCLUDE 4 ARTICLE.