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Nursing: PreSearch (where to start)

The Research Process

The 5 A's of the Evidence-Based Practice Process

ASK the question (use PICOT)

ACQUIRE the literature (use Research Tools)

APPRAISE the literature (put on your critical thinking hat)

APPLY the evidence (put it into practice)

ASSESS the performance (evaluate the outcome)

Getting Started

Nurse Word Cloud

ASK the Question (use PICOT)

P - Patient/population

I - Intervention

C - Comparison

O - Outcome

T - Timeframe

These sites will help you formulate your clinical question.

FAIRFIELD CAMPUS
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 864-7000
VACAVILLE CENTER
2001 North Village Parkway
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 863-7836
VALLEJO CENTER
545 Columbus Parkway
Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 642-8188
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE
530 Hickam Ave., Bldg. 249
Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535
(707) 424-2431