management of medication

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A nursing practice problem is one where a problem arises after the care is given to patient and this practice focuses on the patient as a whole, (Helbig, J., 2018). An example would be of acute pain. A patient may suffer from acute pain after a certain procedure which requires intervention. Care plans are developed to help the patient manage whatever problem they are facing, (Helbig, J., 2018). Another example is a care plan is developed for a patient who has hypertension. The nursing practice helps develop of care plan such as for meal planning.

A medical practice problem is one where a problem arises during the actual care, the management of medication which requires the right medications, checking of labs, and understanding their injury, illness, or disease. Medical practice problem focuses on the disease, illness, or injury by using medications or certain procedures such as surgery or therapy. The goal for the patient is to manage the disease, illness, or injury, (Harman King, R., & Baum, N., 2018).

PICOT stands for patient, intervention, comparison, outcome, and time. If a problem arises during patient care and is noted by a nurse, nurses are able to use evidence-based practice to allow correction by applying PICOT to support their evidence-based practice. Nurses use evidence-based practice to provide the best possible outcome safely and to improve the outcome by providing quality care, (Helbig, J., 2018).

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Describe the difference between a nursing practice problem and a medical practice problem. Provide one example of each. Discuss why is it important to ensure your PICOT is based on a nursing practice problem.

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