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NURS_DNP/PhD School of Nursing Library Instruction Session Fall 2023

Acquiring the Best Evidence

Three Assignments:

  • Qual/Quan Research Article Critique
  • Comprehensive Literature Review
  • Systematic Review

Developing the Questions and the Search Strategy

In patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction, what interventions or methods can be used to decrease the time to treatment (door-to-balloon)?​

​Patient/Population/Problem--Patients with STEMI​

Intervention--Balloon angioplasty​

Comparison/Control--Usual protocol​

Outcome--Decrease door-to-balloon time​

  • Start by searching the two most important concepts, then add in additional concepts as needed to narrow the results​

  • You may not need to use all the PICO terms in your search​

  • The more concepts you AND into a search, the results become smaller​