Improve outcomes through evidence-based therapy. This practical, easy-to-use guide uses a five-step process to show you how to find, appraise, and apply the research in the literature to meet your patient's goals.
You'll learn how to develop evidence-based questions specific to your clinical decisions and conduct efficient and effective searches of print and online sources to identify the most relevant and highest quality evidence.
Then, you'll undertake a careful appraisal of the information; interpret the research; and synthesize the results to generate valid answers to your questions. And, finally, you'll use the Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) tool to communicate your findings. Features a five-step process for evidence-based practice. Step 1. Identify the need for information and construct a focused and searchable clinical question. Step 2. Conduct a search to find the best possible research evidence to answer your question. Step 3. Critically appraise the research evidence for validity and applicability. Step 4. Integrate the critically appraised research evidence with clinical expertise and the patient's values, preferences, circumstances, and expectations. Step 5. Evaluate the effectiveness and efficacy of your efforts in steps 1-4 and identify ways to improve them in the future. Coverage of the clinically relevant statistics and key statistical analyses that inform clinical decisions, such as confidence intervals, effect size, number needed to treat, and minimal clinically important difference. Offers key statistical analyses that inform clinical decisions, including confidence intervals, effect size, number needed to treat (NNT), and minimal clinically important differences. Includes special pedagogical elements such as specific search strategies for Searching in Pub Med, Self-Tests, Digging Deeper elements for further study, and abundant clinical case examples. Assists students in the use of current technology to enhance and communicate EBP. Instructor resources:Ebook, classroom & lecture planning resources.
Includes PowerPoint slides, instructor guide, image bankStudent resources:Ebook