Contact Hours2 Hours
Evidence Based Practice, or EBP, is a buzz word in healthcare now but many healthcare professionals don’t fully understand what it means or how to implement it. Even those with a better understanding of EBP often struggle to implement it because of the time constraints in a busy clinic. This course will introduce the principles of EBP and will teach participants the skills and knowledge they need to implement it in a busy practice. This course will teach participants how to read, understand, interpret, and critique a research study. It will discuss the differences between statistical significance and clinical significance and what this means to a clinician. Finally, participants will be introduced to the concepts of sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios and their importance in selecting/interpreting clinical tests.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Read a research article and understand common terminology used
- Understand the difference between statistical significance and clinical significance and how it effects the interpretation of a study’s results
- Efficiently choose appropriate clinical tests based on the principles of sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios
- Be able to perform a basic article critique using the PEDro scoring system
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Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.