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Evidence Based Practice: PICO

This guide focuses on Evidence-Based Nursing practice. It covers using the PICO formula to create research questions and search strategies as well as how to identify and locate information resources at every level, from background information to systemati

Using PICO to create a research question

Using PICO to generate the question "Is acetaminophen or ibuprofen more effective at reducing fever in children?"

PICO Search Resources


The asterisk (*) after child will bring up child, children, childhood, etc. Using the synonyms fever or febrile yields more results. Use the plus sign at the end of the search box to add additional rows.