1)Topic 1: EBP and PICOT

Discuss how you used the three components inherent to Evidence-Based Practice inquiry to direct your clinical question database search.

2)Topic 2: Database for Practice Area

Review page 185, Selected Guideline Databases. Determine which databases are most relevant for your practice area and career research questions. Post your selections and how they relate to the two areas.

3)Topic 3: HEDIS Measures and Your Clinical Question

Post the two HEDIS Measures that coincide with your clinical question. Make sure to restate your clinical question so you can review feedback from your peers and instructor.

HEDIS Measures from the NCQA

Textbook Readings

Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare

  • Chapter 7: “Integration of Patient Preferences and Values in Clinician Expertise Into Evidence-Based Decision Making”

Journal Readings

Please retrieve and read the following Journal articles from the Library. Articles can be located through a search in the CINAHL database, OVID database, the Library (links to these are located under the Student Resources in Course Resources) or by using the link at the end of the reference if provided.

Institute of Medicine (2001). Crossing the quality chasm: A new health system for the 21st century. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

Solomons, N., & Spross, J. (2011). Evidence-based practice barriers and facilitators from a continuous quality improvement perspective: An integrative review. Journal of Nursing Management, 19(1), 109–120.

Weeks, S. M., Marshall, J., & Burns, P. (2009). Development of an evidence-based practice & research collaborative among urban hospitals. Nursing Clinics in North America, 44(1), 26–31.

Web Resources

Revisit the NCQA website and review the Seminars and Development section. Identify the Live Seminars offered on Quality Evidence in Practice.

HEDIS Measures from the NCQA


  1. Review HEDIS Measures on the NCQA website.
  2. Identify two measures that can coincide with your clinical key question.
  3. Post the measures that you identify for your peers to review in Discussion Topic 3.

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