Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Evidence-Based Practice requires a systematic approach, which involves: determining the best approach to treatment utilizing professional judgment, establishing the problem, conducting literature research on effective treatments, reviewing evidence rating scales associated with the treatment and making a professional decision.
The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of what types of information comprise EBP, what type of databases provide information on EBP, and how to interpret the different types of information. It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded, after completing the module in its entirety.
Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of evidence-based practice, especially in the older adult population.
- Apply the principles of evidence-based practice to older adults with chronic conditions through the use of case studies.
- Describe the steps involved in implementing Evidence-based Practice.
- Identify various databases through which a literature search can be performed.
Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.
In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.