Evidence-Based Practice: Getting Started, Dublin Nov 2017

Introductory Workshop in Evidence-Based Practice: Getting Started

Bedford hall, Dublin Castle, Dame St, Dublin
14th – 16th NOVEMBER 2017


 Our Objectives:

Introductory Workshop in Evidence-Based Practice: Getting Started


Presentations

Day One – Tues, Nov 14th

Session 1:  Introduction to EBP, formulating questions and introduction to tasks – Carl Heneghan, Niamh O’Rourke

Session 2:  Study Designs – David Nunan

Session 3: Small group work

Session 4: Finding Evidence and rapidly sifting  – Carl Heneghan

Day Two – Weds, Nov 15th

Session 1:  Critical Appraisal of RCTs – David Nunan

Session 2: Small group work

Session 3:  Systematic Reviews:  facilitated Critical Appraisal – Carl Heneghan

Session 4: Small group work – Journal Club

Day Three – Thurs, Nov 16th 

Session 1: Appraising Diagnostic Studies –  Annette Pluddemann

Session 2: Small group work

Session 3: Group feedback  (Group Project instructions)

Session 4: Guidelines: Eve O’Toole and Sum up and Where to from here? – Carl Heneghan


Searching

Searching is a core component of EBP. These exercises are designed to help you before, and during, the workshop to efficiently find up to date evidence.

A mini tutorial on finding the evidence provided by Neal Thurley and Owen Coxall who regularly tutor on CEBM courses. It is recommended that you watch them in order.

This mini-tutorial shows you how to convert your search question into a search strategy that will work on any bibliographic database.

A video demonstration of how to get the best out of PubMed.

Essential papers to read before the workshop:

In 1996, the BMJ published an editorial by Dave Sackett and others, in which they defined EBM as ‘the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.’

A cornerstone of evidence-based practice is the ability to assess the quality of the evidence and the research that underpins it. This is often easier said than done.

This paper demonstrated rapid adoption of the ethos and philosophy of evidence-based medicine by primary care doctors but also identified some of the early barriers to its implementation.