In adult cardiac surgery patient experiencing post-operative pain (P) immediately following surgery (P), is morphine (I) or fentanyl (C), administered intravenously,

Capstone Project: Developing a Question

Recall the

components

of PICOT from

your research course:

(P)

Population of Focus

(I)

Intervention

(C)

Comparison

(O)

Outcome

(T)

Time

Identify each of

the components in relation to

your approved Capstone

Project topic.

P:

I:

C:

O:

T:

Then, develop a PICOT

question/statement.

 

Examples of PICOT questions/statements:

 

In adult cardiac surgery patient experiencing post-operative pain (P) immediately following surgery (P), is morphine (I) or fentanyl (C), administered intravenously,

more effective in reducing postoperative(T) pain (O)?

 

For immune-compromised patients, 50 years and older (P),

does the use of pneumonia vaccine (I) reduce the future risk (T) of pneumonia (O) compared with patients who have not received the vaccine (C)?