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A nurse in the PACU is interested in ways to decrease the use of pain medication in post-op patients. She’s wondering if classical music or guided imagery might be efficacious.

From the clinical scenario above,  answer the following questions:

  1. What is evidence-based nursing practice and why is it important?
  2. What is the PICO process?
  3. Formulate a well defined clinical question that will yield the most relevant and best evidence.
  4. Describe the background of the question
  5. Present the question using PICOT format
  6. Indicate what will be the best study to answer the clinical question.
  7. Original posting should be 250-300 words