Compose a 3250 words essay on Hydrocortisones for COPD Patients. Needs to be plagiarism free!
The point is the discussion of this outlined process, and not answering the PICO question itself nor actually going through the unearthed evidence nor discussing the topic of the PICO question. By way of definition, evidence-based practice or EBP refers to the rigorous, judicious and conscientious employ of the values of patients, expertise in clinical skill areas, and the best and most current evidence in making decisions tied to the health of patients. Best evidence implies the careful weighing of the available evidence from various sources, and therefore gives rise to the necessity of ranking different pieces of evidence for reliability and accuracy along suitable evidence hierarchies, and such evidence can come from randomized control trials or RCTs, qualitative research, case studies, and even the opinions of subject matter experts. Where research does not exist, inputs to guide decision-making can come from clinical experts, who take into account the values of the patients and couple them with scientific principles as well as the opinions of experts to make the best possible healthcare decisions for patients. Systematized deliberate research is an important aspect of evidence-based practice (Titler 2008. Sackett et al. 1996).
The undertaking of an evidence search took off around the following PICO question: ‘In UK patients with acute exacerbation of COPD, would the pre-hospital administration of hydrocortisone drugs compared to no drugs or other drugs result in improved patient outcomes?