Reply to classmate should be a critique of the structure of the PICOT question. Is it in the correct PICOT format? Is the question specific enough? Is the patient population specific? Is the intervention a nursing intervention? Are there too many outcomes? Does the question make sense? Provide colleagues with suggestion on how to improve the PICOT question. No medical interventions!
1st reply: PICOT Question:
In dialysis patients with a central line receiving treatment in a hospital, how does implementing alcohol based disinfection compared to no disinfection at all prior to using the central catheters affect the incidence of central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) during their hospital stay?
2nd reply: PICOT Question
In patients over the age of 45 years old with atrial fibrillation, how does monitoring and evaluation at home following hospital discharge, compared to clinic visits follow up will affect patients’ hospital readmission within 30 days of hospitalization.
The response needs to include one reference from a professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal.