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Clinical Conversations Training Program

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Evaluation & Planning


Suggested NNLM Courses for Facilitator Preparation

PubMed Essentials (on-demand)
PubMed Essentials is made up of 10 very short video-modules (2-3 minutes each) with interactive exercises built into each video-module so you can explore PubMed at your own pace. PubMed Essentials is an on-demand, online class that is available via Moodle 24/7 (upon registration).

How PubMed® Works
How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes presented via WebEx. The individual classes are:     

  1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
  2. How PubMed Works: Selection
  3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
  4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine
This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

Evidence-based Practice

Twelve modules that teach the benefits of evidence-based practice and the process of developing a research question, acquiring, appraising and applying evidence in practice. Each module is made up of a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes, handout, and e-mail follow ups that a facilitator can send to trainees between modules. This subject also includes a pre and post evaluation to assess participants' change in knowledge and a planning guide for a facilitator to organize when they will teach these modules and use the follow up content. Select the links below to download these training materials.

Depending on the needs of an institution, a facilitator can implement only part of the evidence-based practice topic. Modules five, six, ten, eleven and twelve are optional and cover more advanced concepts. These optional modules can be removed with small adjustments as indicated in the speaker notes of the PowerPoint slides. Removing these optional modules will make the evidence-based practice section of Clinical Conversations will save time, but also keep the topic more introductory than it would be if all 12 modules were taught.


Module 1: What is EBP?


Module 2: ASK- PICO Research Question


Module 3: ACQUIRE- NLM Resources and other Databases


Module 4: ACQUIRE- Searching PubMed with Keywords


Module 5: ACQUIRE- Searching PubMed with MeSH (Optional)


Module 6: ACQUIRE- Searching PubMed and MeSH and Keywords (Optional)


Module 7: ACQUIRE- Clinical Queries


Module 8: APPRAISE- Types and Quality of Evidence


Module 9: APPRAISE- Filters & Field Tags


Module 10: APPLY- Saving & Sharing Results (Optional)


Module 11: APPLY- Implementation (Optional)


Module 12: ASSESS- How successful was my Inquiry? (Optional)


More Information

The goal of Clinical Conversations is to increase awareness of and discussion around clinical topics related to health information and health literacy. While they are valuable tools for busy clinical settings, there are additional resources for someone who wants to dive deeper into one of the module topics. Additional education and training on the concepts in the Evidence-based Practice topic include:

PubMed Essentials (on-demand)
PubMed Essentials is made up of 10 very short video-modules (2-3 minutes each) with interactive exercises built into each video-module so you can explore PubMed at your own pace. PubMed Essentials is an on-demand, online class that is available via Moodle 24/7 (upon registration).

How PubMed® Works
How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes presented via WebEx. The individual classes are:    

  1. How PubMed Works: Introduction
  2. How PubMed Works: Selection
  3. How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
  4. How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine
This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

Download a handout of these additional resources to distribute to training participants.