Using EBP to Formulate a Clinical Question, health and medicine help

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You will select a topic relevant to your practice area, post the topic to Discussion Board 2 for feedback, research the topic, and write a scholarly paper.

From the chapter readings and discussion, formulate a 3–5 page scholarly paper in APA format, providing an overview of the terms and function of EPB. An introduction, discussion and conclusion is expected in the overview on this topic

Directions:

  1. Formulate the question.
  2. Using the Cochrane database, research the question using the PICOT model and key words.
  3. Post your topic and a short summary of results for feedback from your instructor and peers by Day 5.
  4. Write a 3–5 page paper, reviewing evidence-based practice as it relates to your practice question and integrate feedback from the instructor and/or peers.
  5. Include a minimum of three evidence-based references.
My PICOT- I Started and do not have feed back from my peers or instructor

PICOT is an acronym for the elements of
the clinical question.  PICOT is
consistent, systematic way to identify the components of a clinical issue
(Stillwell, 2010)

P=Population I=issue of interest
C=comparison O=Outcome

In Schizophrenic patients(P) how does typical antipsychotic use(I) compared
to atypical antipsychotic (C)use influence behaviors(O)?

While working with patients with
Major Mental Illness the correct treatment can be difficult. With limited
facilities and resources it is important to ensure proper treatment. 

Typical Antipsychotics

First generation antipsychotics or
neuroleptics are known to cause neurolepsis. Neurolepsis
was described by clinicians in the fifties as a syndrome having three major
features: psychomotor slowing, emotional quieting, and affective indifference.
It was believed that in order for the drug to have efficacy the features need
to be present. Currently, it has become clear that the features are not
required to have therapeutic action and the presence of these features leads to
low treatment adherence. (Guzman, Flavio, 2015). First generation
antipsychotics are classified by their potency. Potency is not the same as
efficacy

Atypical Antipsychotics

Second generation antipsychotics or major
tranquilisers
are used to treat psychiatric conditions. 
Atypical antipsycotics
are less likely to cause extrapyramidal motor control disabilities including
unsteady Parkinson’s like movement, body rigidity and tremors. Atypical
antipsychotics are newer and are different pharmacologically than typical
antipsychotics. They can be more effective in treating treatment resistant
patients and have greater efficacy to treat negative treatments. The drugs in
this category act on many receptor types including dopamine and
serotonin(Drugs.com, 2016).

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