Review the elements included in a PICOT statement to guide evidence-based nursing practice. 

Consider various problems that impact nursing practice, health or organizational outcomes. You are welcome to consider a specific issue that is interest to you professionally, or an issue that impacts your future MSN role.

Once you have identified one practice issue, you will complete the PICOT Worksheet by addressing the items below. Using a minimum of two scholarly nursing sources, current within five years:

  • Identify and describe the selected practice issue. Explain why the issue is important to the profession of nursing and its impact on health-related outcomes.
  • Define each element of your PICOT statement in one or two sentences, being sure to address all of the following:
  • P-Population and problem – What is the nursing practice concern or problem and whom does it affect?
  • I–Intervention – What evidence-based solution for the problem would you like to apply?
  • C–Comparison – What is another solution for the problem? (Note that this is typically the current practice, no intervention at all, or alternative solutions.)
  • O–Outcome – Very specifically, how will you know that the intervention worked? What will be the indicator of success, and how will that outcome be measured?
  • T–Timeframe – Target date for outcome achievement.
  • Construct your PICOT statement in the standard narrative format and define each letter separately.


Identification of the Practice Issue    For this assignment, I chose the practice issue of falls among elder patients i.e. those within the 65 years and above bracket. I selected this issue because as a registered nurse, I have experienced falls as a common and devastating complication of hospital care, especially among the elderly patients. At the same time, in the U.S, the patient falls rate is currently at 3 to 5 per 1000 bed-days. Among the elderly hospitalized patients, 1 in every 4 elderly adults aged 65 years and above fall every year. It is also estimated that on average, there is an elderly patient visiting the ED for fall-related care every 11 seconds (Pati et al, 2021).  
 Significance of the Practice Issue  In the U.S, 1 elderly patient dies from either a fall or a fall-related cause every 19 minutes. On an annual basis, more than 2.8 million fall injuries are treated at the emergency units, including more than 800,000 admissions and 27,000 deaths (Pati et al, 2021). The cost of falls among elderly patients reaches up to $50 billion. Medicare and Medicare shouldered 75% of these costs. The NCOG also reported that….Kindly click the purchase icon to  purchase the full solution at $10