Applying Research to Practice

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Course Description

Evidence based practice (EBP) has become a buzzword in medicine. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), “Health care decisions are increasingly being made on research-based evidence rather than on expert opinion or clinical experience alone.” Yet, evidence-based medicine is still a completely unfamiliar concept to some clinicians. For both groups, this course provides insight into the foundations of EBP, enhancing the clinician’s ability to develop clinical questions, to search for and interpret evidence based research, to critically appraise the research, and to apply it to their clinical practice.

This course enables clinicians to learn about the scientific basis for health management, to make informed decisions regarding patient care, and to improve their patients’ outcomes. Diverse topics are discussed to provide appropriate instruction to clinicians of all levels, regardless of their current level or experience with EBP. As clinicians gain a deeper understanding of EBP, they will appreciate the benefits it holds when integrated into clinical practice.

This Seminar-on-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: ATC/LAT, LVN/LPN, MT/LMT, NHA, NP, OT/COTA, PT/PTA, Rec / Activities Director, RN, SW
Instructional Level: Intermediate BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential