OHSU Evidence-Based Practice Course for Interprofessional Clinical Teams

Session 6: Agenda

Session date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Location: DCH Vey Auditorium

Topics: 

  • Using Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology to evaluate a body of literature
    • Quality of Evidence
      • Downgrading quality
      • Upgrading quality
    • Making Practice Recommendations
      • Strong
      • Weak

Assignments:

  • Schedule consult to review GRADE table

  • Complete GRADE evidence table and “Critically Analyze the Evidence” and “Apply the Evidence” sections of guideline by Wednesday, November 1st

Session 6: Pre-Session Work

Please complete the following tasks PRIOR to our class session on October 19th. 

Task 1: Read the following article introducing the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology.

Feel free to browse the GRADE website for more resources and information.

US GRADE Network

Session 6: Lecture Slides

Additional Resources: GRADE criteria

If you are interested in reading more in-depth about the GRADE criteria, please review the following articles:

Downgrading level of evidence:

Upgrading level of evidence:

Additional Resources: GRADE recommendations

If you are interested in reading more in-depth about how to make a clinical practice recommendation using GRADE, please review the following articles:

Using GRADE to make Clinical Practice Recommendations

The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) criteria are used to evaluate the body of evidence used to make clinical practice recommendations.

The steps for upgrading/downgrading the level of evidence for a body of literature is described on Page 1. The table on Page 2 defines how the quality of the evidence is used to establish Strong and Weak clinical practice recommendations.

Session 5: Lecture Recording