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Webinar Announcement: An Introduction to Evidence Based Practice: A Librarian’s Guide

Posted by on September 27th, 2018 Posted in: Continuing Education, Education, Evidence-Based Practice

For questions, please contact Tony Nguyen, NNLM SEA.

The NNLM SEA is pleased to offer An Introduction to Evidence Based Practice: A Librarian’s Guide. This three-part webinar series provides a comprehensive overview of evidence-based practice. Essential tools for clinical inquiry are addressed, including: developing PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) questions, searching the literature, exploring levels of evidence, and critically analyzing and appraising research articles. The series will also discuss the role of the librarian in teaching, practicing, and supporting evidence-based practice.

Registration for each session is required. To access the series, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/classes/introduction-evidence-based-practice-librarians-guide. WebEx details will be provided after registering for each session. Please note that the WebEx log in information is different for each session.

Session 1: An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice & PICO

November 13, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

After completing this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the importance and steps of evidence-based practice
  • Identify the role of the librarian in teaching, practicing, and supporting evidence-based practice
  • Formulate a clinical question based on the scope of the requestor’s problem, PICO, and question type

To register for session 1: https://nnlm.gov/class/1-introduction-ebp-pico/9016

Session 2: Searching

December 11, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

After completing this class, participants should be able to:

  • Locate background and foreground information
  • Develop effective search strategies in order to find relevant evidence

To register for session 2: https://nnlm.gov/class/2-searching/9017

Session 3: Appraisal and Application

January 15, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

After completing this class, participants should be able to:

  • Describe study designs and the hierarchy of evidence
  • Choose appropriate study design based on question type
  • Apply descriptive and inferential statistics to understand research findings studies

To register for session 3: https://nnlm.gov/class/3-appraisal-and-application/9018


Emily Brennan, MLIS, is a Research Informationist in the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library. She is the liaison to the College of Medicine students and faculty, as well as hospital nurses and residents. As a member of the hospital’s Value Institute, she teaches evidence-based practice courses for clinicians, and also provides literature for hospital guidelines, evidence briefs, and clinical decision support tools.

Amanda Davis, MPH, RD, CHES is a Senior Evidence-based Practice Analyst with the Value Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She promotes evidence-based practice through the facilitation of hospital guideline development which includes critically appraising research using the GRADE criteria, developing evidence-based clinical decision support tools for transition into the electronic medical record. She also supports EBP education for clinical staff, residents, and dietetic interns. Amanda has 10 years of research experience and 13 years of clinical experience as a registered dietitian.

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