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EBPI & EBPII Resources
Appraisal Review PPT
Objectives: Review steps in the EBM process; review validity criteria for randomized controlled trials (RCTs); critically appraise an article
about an intervention; define absolute and
relative risk reductions
Original Research Articles (requires a good search & critical appraisal of articles)
Not sure where to start?
Use Boston University's Finding Information Framework to select appropriate resources:
Pre-Appraised Resources (background & summary info, less appraisal needed)
Access to over 90 medical textbooks, thousands of images, interactive self-assessment, case files, diagnostic tools, and point of care tools.
ACP Journal Club
Provides a structured abstract with commentary to an original study selected by its sound methodology and clinical relevance.
Provides over 1000 eBooks, thousands of images/videos, guidelines, procedures, calculators, diagnostic tools, and point of care tools.
Jump into UpToDate OR a variety of other databases: Dynamed, ACP Journal Club, Cochrane Library, ClinicalKey, Lexicomp, PubMed, & MedlinePlus.
Includes systematic reviews, clinical trials and economic evaluations with high-quality evidence to inform decision making.
Database of clinical topic summaries, with grading the quality of evidence cited, designed primarily for point-of-care use. Use alongside UpToDate.
Information on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary alternative and integrative therapies.
Rational Clinical Exam (series from JAMA)
Articles focus on diagnosis through physical examination. This series now includes over 40 articles studying the validity of individual components of the physical examination.
TRIP (Turning Research into Practice)
Search engine for EBM Websites: journals, guidelines, systematic reviews.
An evidence-based clinical decision support system offering a combination of the evidence and expert physician commentary. Use alongside DynaMed Plus.
What is Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)?
EBP is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values, and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care. Clinical expertise refers to the clinician’s cumulated experience, education and clinical skills. The patient brings to the encounter his or her own personal preferences and unique concerns, expectations, and values. The best research evidence is usually found in clinically relevant research that has been conducted using sound methodology. (Sackett D, 2002)
The EBP Process
*ASSESS the patient
*ASK the question
*ACQUIRE the evidence
*APPRAISE the evidence
*APPLY with the patient
Ebook Collections (Background Info)