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Evidence Based Practice: Tutorials

EBP tutorials

The following tutorials are intended for any health care practitioner or student requiring a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice.

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Subject specific tutorials

Specific tutorials for specific areas from the book Evidence-Based Medicine: How to practice and teach EBM by Dr Sackett et al. Includes tutorials on:

  • Evidence-based practice in nursing
  • Complementary medicine
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Mental health
  • Geriatrics
  • Paediatrics

EBP tutorials

A series of video tutorials on the various evidence-based practice (EBP) information resources:

  • Introduction
  • The clinical question
  • The pyramid of resources
  • The Cochrane Library
  • Clinical Evidence
  • ACP's PIER
  • Critically appraised individual articles
  • Clinical queries in Medline

Tutorials on:

  • How to formulate a clinical question
  • How to find the best evidence
  • How to appraise the evidence
  • How to apply the evidence

An excellent, clearly set-out tutorial that:

  • Defines EBM
  • Identifies the parts of a well built clinical question
  • Identifies EBM searching strategies to improve MEDLINE retrieval
  • Identifies issues that determine the validity of the results of a study

This tutorial aims to clarify the process of searching for reliable medical evidence in four stages:

  • Analysing information needs and developing answerable questions
  • Selecting the most appropriate evidence and data source
  • Formulating an effective strategy
  • Practicable database searching session