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Evidence-Informed Practice for the Clinical Specialist

presented by Eric Robertson

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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For most clinicians, the concept of continually keeping up with literature and integrating the best and most appropriate research findings into practice can be challenging. There are time constraints, problems with access to literature, and the intimidating language present in many research articles. This course will review key concepts in evidence-informed practice in a focused manner that will assist clinicians in their efforts to effectively manage patients. In a non-nonsense manner, this course will focus on key application of these concepts at the clinical specialist level.

Meet Your Instructor

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and…

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1. Evidence-Informed Practice: An Overview

Compare and contract the terms evidence-informed and evidence-based practice as well as the traditional steps of evidence-based medicine as defined by Sackett.

2. Key Statistics in Evidence-Informed Practice

This chapter will review key statistical concepts from a 30,000ft view that are critical to understanding evidence and the significance of hypothesis testing.

3. Patient-Oriented Indices

This chapter will focus on how to determine if the information in a research study impacts our patients in the real world.

4. Domains Beyond Intervention

Evidence-informed practice requires the specialist to know about more than interventional clinical trials. This section will focus on the concepts of prognosis, risk, harm and clinical practice guidelines.

5. Evolving Evidence-Informed Expertise

Much has changed since the term evidence-based practice was first introduced, and it’s time we change how we conceptualize it. This section takes a fresh look at the concept of evidence-informed practice as it relates to clinical expertise and technological advances.

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