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An Introduction to Evidence Based Practice: A Librarian's Guide

This three-part webinar series provides a comprehensive overview of evidence-based practice. Essential tools for clinical inquiry are addressed, including: developing PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) questions, searching the literature, exploring levels of evidence, and critically analyzing and appraising research articles. The series will also discuss the role of the librarian in teaching, practicing, and supporting evidence-based practice.


Emily Brennan, MLIS, is a Research Informationist in the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library. She is the liaison to the College of Medicine students and faculty, as well as hospital nurses and residents. As a member of the hospital’s Value Institute, she teaches evidence-based practice courses for clinicians, and also provides literature for hospital guidelines, evidence briefs, and clinical decision support tools.
Amanda Davis, MPH, RD, CHES is a Senior Evidence-based Practice Analyst with the Value Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She promotes evidence-based practice through the facilitation of hospital guideline development which includes critically appraising research using the GRADE criteria, developing evidence-based clinical decision support tools for transition into the electronic medical record. She also supports EBP education for clinical staff, residents, and dietetic interns. Amanda has 10 years of research experience and 13 years of clinical experience as a registered dietitian.

This three-part webinar series is part of the SEAside webinar series. Pre-registration for this series is required. You will need to register for each module to attend.

Class Length: 
Course Owner(s):
Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP, Executive Director
Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP, Executive Director
Continuing Education:

1.0 MLA CE per session

Past Classes

After completing this class, participants should be able to:
• Describe study designs and the hierarchy of evidence
• Choose appropriate study design based on question type


After completing this class, participants should be able to:
• Locate background and foreground information
• Develop effective search strategies in order to find relevant evidence


After completing this webinar, participants should be able to:
• Explain the importance and steps of evidence-based practice


Upcoming Classes

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