This clinical practice handbook will prove essential to healthcare providers interested in non-pharmacological management of musculoskeletal pain.
This unit describes the application of evidence-based medicine (EBM). The discussion begins with the framing of clinical questions that can be answered by appropriate evidence. It then demonstrates how to find and apply the best evidence for answering four major types of clinical questions: interventions, diagnosis, harm, and prognosis. The unit also introduces summarizing of evidence (systematic reviews) as well as clinical practice guidelines and concludes with a discussion of the limitations of EBM.
This Module, the first in a series of three, discusses the importance of identifying and selecting evidence-based practices (est. completion time: 1.5 hours). When you have completed the Module, be sure to visit parts two and three.
This Module, the second in a series of three, discusses implementing an evidence-based practice or program with fidelity (est. completion time: 1 hour). Before completing this Module, consider visiting part one. When you have finished parts one and two, proceed to part three.
This Module, the third in a series of three, examines how to evaluate whether an evidence-based practice is effective for the young children or students with whom you are working (est. completion time: 2 hours). If you have not done so already, consider completing parts one and two before beginning this resource.
This Module discusses the importance of selecting evidence-based practices and programs. It also examines actions that school personnel can take to increase the likelihood that the practice or program is implemented as it was designed (est. completion time: 3 hours).
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online for downloaded as a zip file.
As taught in Spring Semester 2010.
This module is taught on the Diploma/BSc in Nursing and covers an introduction to evidence-based practice; the nature of evidence; an introduction to the research process; reflective thinking and writing; portfolio development skills; searching/accessing information/literature; summarising literature; referencing literature sources; reviewing literature; an introduction to law and ethics and their links with evidence-based practice; an introduction to accountability and evidence-based practice
Suitable for: Undergraduate year one students
School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy
The School operates from education centres across Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire providing pre-registration, post-registration, degree and higher degree courses. Learning in practice occurs in acute and community settings within local NHS Health Care Trusts and across the voluntary and social service sectors.
Research within the school focuses on supportive and palliative care; education and health informatics; mental health; and child and maternal health. The University received the best possible outcome in all categories within the Major Review of healthcare programmes which took place in 2006
This Module describes the components of high-quality mathematics instruction: a standards-based curriculum and evidence-based practices. It also highlights a number of evidence-based practices as well as other classroom practices that teachers can use to teach mathematics (est. completion time: 1.5 hours).
An implementation toolkit provides the resources or guidance needed to execute a new practice, program, or intervention. This Toolkit, developed by the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), acts as an introduction to the concept of a toolkit and implementation science by explaining the structure, function and purpose of a toolkit's sections through the example of a toolkit itself. Its various subsections reference additional toolkits created by CalSWEC for public human service agencies and their stakeholders in California. If you are beginning a new intervention or program, these materials will assist in structuring your work so that you systematically define the intervention, communicate about it, and evaluate it. You can use the templates to create your own Implementation Toolkit.
This OER Nursing Textbook focuses on the use of critical thinking in nursing practice. The definition of critical thinking and the application of critical thinking skills in clinical practice, leadership, communication, quality improvement, and more is included. Each chapter includes images, critical thinking exercises, discussions, and activities. This textbook is found at https://thepraxisofcriticalthinkinginnursing.yolasite.com/
Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.Senior Contributing AuthorsRose M. Spielman, Formerly of Quinnipiac UniversityContributing AuthorsKathryn Dumper, Bainbridge State CollegeWilliam Jenkins, Mercer UniversityArlene Lacombe, Saint Joseph's UniversityMarilyn Lovett, Livingstone CollegeMarion Perlmutter, University of Michigan
By the end of this section, you will be able to:Distinguish between psychotherapy and biomedical therapyRecognize various orientations to psychotherapyDiscuss psychotropic medications and recognize which medications are used to treat specific psychological disorders
This is an OER textbook about evidence-based practice in nursing. This is an interaction textbook that includes many engaging activities and multimedia. This textbook was written with accessibility standards in mind.
The Art and Science of Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing is an interactive open textbook that focuses on the key areas for a nurse to know when developing skills in evidence-based practice. An introductory special focus is on the muddy points of evidence-based practice content.
Users may use the textbook for free, but must credit author Nancyruth Leibold.
Two Main Goals of the Text
Provide information about evidence-based practice nursing with a focus on the muddy areas that are often challenging to learn when first starting out to learn about evidence-based practice in nursing.
Provide opportunities to improve literacy in evidence-based practice nursing and basic statistics.
The author of the text recommends that other credible sources of information are used along with the textbook to promote the breadth and value of learning from multiple sources. The critical thinker should always use multiple sources to enrich their mind with perspectives from a variety of scholars.
The Overall Aim of the Text
is to provide information to develop nurses as consumers of research evidence to improve patient/family/community outcomes.
This text is intended to be an introductory level resource for nurses learning about evidence-based practice. The text is not a comprehensive or advanced level text or an end all be all resource, but focuses on some critical and challenging aspects for nurses learning about EBP. This text focuses on the muddy areas of EBP. That is, the areas that are commonly confusing for nurses to understand when first learning how to practice EBP in nursing.