This course provides a brief overview of evidence-based practice (EBP) and helps explain how one might put it to use in clinical practice. Research in prosthetics and orthotics that is available can be an important component of clinical decision-making. Finding it, understanding it, and appropriately applying it can play a valuable role in patient care.
EBP can be broken down into six steps that encourage practitioners to ask the right questions when reviewing the existing research.
1. Evaluate the problem
2. Formulate the appropriate question
3. Assess the available resources
4. Search the available evidence
5. Critically evaluate the evidence
6. Apply the gathered information
Step 1. Evaluate the problem will be discussed in this section and focuses on how practitioner acquire and apply their knowledge.
|Tags:||Orthotics, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Fellow Certificate Program: Evidence Based Practice|
|Author/Presenter:||Mark D. Geil PhD
Brian J. Hafner PhD
Phil M. Stevens CPO, MEd
This course has been approved for ABC, BOC, and CBC continuing education credit.
August 31, 2015
To receive credit for this course, you must successfully pass the exam before the course expires.
|Final exam:||11 multiple choice questions, 80% must be correct to pass.|
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