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Evidence-Based Practice and Mobile Apps : continuing education classes at the MLGSCA/NCNMLG Joint Meeting in San Diego

Hella Bluhm-Stieber

Hella Bluhm-Stieber

I attended the Joint Meeting in La Jolla and took 2 CE classes. The first one was given by Connie Schardt, who is the authority on Evidence-based practice and is still teaching classes even though she is retired. She showed and explained us the criteria for judging the validity of therapy studies and studies of diagnostic tests. She also went over the differences between quantitative and qualitative studies.  Continue reading

Information Treasure Hunt Workshop: A follow-up

Evidence-Based Practice is all about information management for providing quality patient care.  Understanding the principles and concepts behind Evidence-Based Practice can help us enhance the services and resources we provide to our health care workers.  There are lots of ways to do this within the constraints of budgets and staffing.  Some examples:
•    Using the PICO framework when conducting a reference interview for a literature search
•    Using the PICO framework to formulate the search strategy
•    Reinforcing this process by appending the PICO and search strategy to the Continue reading