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Evidence-based Practice

In this guide:

Evidence-based Practice approach is the using of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient.

EBP steps:

  • Convert need for information into focused clinical question (PICO format)
  • Track down the best evidence
  • Critically appraise the evidence
  • Integrate evidence with clinical expertise and patient values (making decision or answer question)

Tutorials & Short Demos:

EBP PICOT Research on OvidSP Part 1 (10 min)

EBP PICOT Research on OvidSP Part 2 (12 min)

This tutorial series will review the Evidence–based practice approach to health care, teach you how to formulate a PICOT clinical question, and demonstrate the use of an OvidSP database to search for an answer.