PICO Case Study Questions
P: Patients who have had joint replacement surgery
I: Lavender oil massage
C: The massage, the lavender oil or the personal care
O: Relief of joint and muscle pain
Using the information drafted, here are two questions that I have come up with:
1. In patients who have had joint replacement surgery who received lavender oil massage, which component provided the good effect in relieving their joint and muscle pain: the massage, the use of lavender oil or the personal care?
2. How effective is the lavender oil when used as massage in the relief of muscle and joint pain of patients who have …show more content…
The third level of hierarchy includes case-control studies, wherein the ‘cases’ pertains to people or participants who are exposed to the intervention while ‘controls’ are those who did not receive the same intervention the ‘cases’ have.
However, before I proceed in integrating research evidences in my area of concern, one of the crucial steps of evidenced based practice is to review and critically appraise these evidences. Critical appraisal is the process of determining reliability, credibility as well as applicability of the studies for actual decision-making in clinical setting (Woods, 2013).
DECISION MAKING …show more content…
I will involve my unit manager whose support will be significant when I will be meeting other healthcare providers. Next one will be the orthopaedic surgeons who perform the joint replacement surgery, parallel to them will be the physiotherapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitative practitioners. This is to gather information on their thoughts, special considerations and ask permission to make use of the new treatment being introduced and how it will be implemented. I will also be involving the pain management nurse, wound management nurse, and infection control nurse. Pain management nurse is the one in charge of evaluating patients’ response to therapeutic regimen advised for the relief of pain. Wound management and infection control nurses will ensure the proper care of the surgical wounds. Moreover, it is also their responsibility to evaluate if the healing process of the operative site is being slowed down by the intervention. Last but not least, the pharmacy department needs to be informed to ensure the availability of the lavender oil to be used. Proper information exchange can be achieved by holding a closed-door set meeting with the concerned team members to ensure that everyone can comprehend and participate in the in-service education being