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This tutorial is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice. Upon completion of this self-paced tutorial, you will be able to:
This tutorial includes five major units. We recommend that you go through them in sequence. They will give you an overview of the Evidence-Based Practice process as well as give you an opportunity to practice with new cases. The five units are:
|1. Overview||What is EBP? provides definitions and explains the steps in the EBP process.|
|2. ASK||Asking Clinical Question – introduces you to a patient, illustrates the anatomy of a good clinical question, and defines the types of questions and studies.|
|3. ACQUIRE||Searching the Literature - constructs a well-built literature search based on the PICO and identifies potentially relevant articles.|
|4. APPRAISE||Evaluating the Evidence - identifies criteria for determining the validity of a study selected for our case.|
|More Info||Points you to additional sites for continued study of the EBP process and provides a glossary of terms used in EBP.|
This tutorial was developed by staff at Duke University Medical Center Library and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For information or questions about this tutorial contact Megan Van Noord (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lara Handler (email@example.com).
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