OHSU Evidence-Based Practice Course for Interprofessional Clinical Teams

Evidence-Based Practice Course Description

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A course by OHSU's Office of Clinical Integration and Evidence-Based Practice

This course is designed to teach evidence-based practice (EBP) skills that will enable staff to conduct extensive evaluations of existing literature to improve patient care. The program provides a comprehensive overview of EBP, and the components essential for implementation of EBP in a clinical setting.  It is designed to focus on skills needed to critically evaluate information available from research findings and professional consensus statements. Essential topics for clinical inquiry are addressed, including: developing PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) questions, evaluating existing clinical guidelines, critically analyzing and synthesizing research articles using the GRADE criteria, and integrating evidence into practice. During the course, each interprofessional team will develop a guideline and accompanying clinical decision support tool to support implementation (i.e., order set, smart set, patient education material).

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze the major components of the EBP process.

  2. Utilize PICO question(s) for framing clinical inquiry.

  3. Search online databases for evidence.

  4. Analyze an existing guideline with the University of Pennsylvania’s Trustworthy Guideline Rating Scale.

  5. Critically analyze research articles based on levels of evidence.

  6. Synthesize collected evidence to develop a guideline and clinical decision support tools.

  7. Determine appropriate measures to evaluate the effectiveness of EBP implementation and use data for quality improvement.

  8. Disseminate results through the development of a scholarly product.

Course Instructors

Stephanie Halvorson, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Interim Director of Clinical Integration and Evidence-Based Practice
Email: halvorss@ohsu.edu

Doan Ha, DrPH, MPH
EBP Program Manager, Clinical Integration and EBP
Phone: 503.494.3317
Email: doa@ohsu.edu

Marcy Hager, MA
EBP Program Manager, Clinical Integration and EBP
Phone: 503.418.0062
Email: hagerm@ohsu.edu

Andrew Hamilton, MS, MLS
Assistant Professor, Library
Phone: 503.494.7527
Email: hamiltoa@ohsu.edu

Steven Kassakian, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, DMICE/General Internal Medicine
Email: kassakia@ohsu.edu

Tovah Kohl, MA
EBP Program Manager, Clinical Integration and EBP
Phone: 503.418.0061
Email: goldtova@ohsu.edu

Marian McDonagh, PharmD
Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Associate Director of the OHSU Evidence-Based Practice Center
Phone: 503.494.6487
Email: mcdonagh@ohsu.edu

Troy Schmit, MHA
Director, Quality and Safety Management
Phone: 503.418.4027
Email: schmit@ohsu.edu

Annette Totten, PhD
Assistant Professor, DMICE/PNW Evidence-Based Practice Center
Phone: 503.494.2086
Email: totten@ohsu.edu

 

CE Credit and MOC

For nurses to receive 10.5 number CE contact hours, they must:

  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions.
  • Complete course project (guideline, draft of clinical decision support tool(s), implementation plan, and presentation)

For pharmacists to receive 15 CE contact hours, they must:

  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions.
  • Complete course project (guideline, draft of clinical decision support tool(s), implementation plan, and presentation)

For physicians to receive 12 CMEs and potential MOC II, they must:

  • Attend 4 of 8 sessions.
  • Complete course project (guideline, draft of clinical decision support tool(s), implementation plan, and presentation)

CME Credit Statement

Accreditation

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Credit

OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit Statement

This program is currently approved by the OHSU School of Nursing for 10.5 Continuing Education contact hours. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Nursing Number CEP 5464.