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Course description: This three-part webinar series provides a comprehensive overview of evidence-based practice (EBP). Essential skills for clinical inquiry are addressed, including: the role of the librarian, formulating clinical questions, searching the literature, exploring levels of evidence, critically appraising research articles, and applying evidence in 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 manager of 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.
- Explain the importance and steps of evidence-based practice
- Identify the role of the librarian in teaching, practicing, and supporting evidence-based practice
- Formulate a clinical question based on the scope of the requestor’s problem, PICO, and question type