This tutorial is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice.
Upon completion of this self-paced tutorial, you will be able to:
Click on this link for a pdf file of the main tutorial for printing.
This tutorial includes four major units. A self-test and alternative evaluation modules are available from the original tutorial. We recommend that you go through them in sequence. They will give you an overview of the Evidence-Based Practice process as well as give you an opportunity to practice with new cases. The four units are:
In addition, these resources may be helpful. Please note that some information services or articles referenced may not be readily available, since our library may not subscribe to the same information services. If you would like to search for and/or request any reference, please email Jimmi.Rushing@LoneStar.edu for information and help in obtaining sources.
We hope this tutorial will be easy to use as well as give you a foundation for the practice of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). Allow approximately 1 hour to complete the tutorial and 1 practice case.Credits
The original tutorial was developed by Connie Schardt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Duke University Medical Center Library and Jill Mayer (Jill_Mayer@unc.edu), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library. Robert Ladd, HSL at UNC-Chapel Hill, designed the graphics and the user interface.
Thank you to Sheri Keitz, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, University of Miami Miller School of Practice, and Christopher Klipstein, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, who served as content evaluators for the original project.
Adapted for use by Amy B. Murphy (Amy.B.Murphy@LoneStar.edu), Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene, and Jimmi Fischer Rushing (Jimmi.Rushing@LoneStar.edu), Reference Librarian, Lone Star College-Kingwood. February 2011. Revisions were made to selected text, the example case, search examples and links to other sites were edited or annotated for use by Lone Star College System students.
Revised July 2010 / Adapted February 2011