Understanding Literature Appraisal: Implementing Compilation Research in Clinical Practice
0.75 BOC Approved Foundations Home Study EBP CEU's
COST: $ 29.99 - EXPIRATION DATE: 2018-12-31
Athletic Training clinicians have indicated that they are uncomfortable with the concept of Evidence-based Practice (EBP), with many lacking knowledge and confidence in their ability to find and appraise research pertinent to their patient care population. While this problem also holds true for other professions, there are resources available to assist Athletic Trainers in improving their EBP knowledge.
Many clinicians do not have previous education in EBP concepts, so they rely on previous formal training and clinical habits. The ability to appraise and understand current research is paramount to helping clinicians understand how best to implement research findings into clinical practice. Clinicians have indicated that they would like more compilation research that is already summarized and broken down for them. Resources such as Critically Appraised Topics, the NATA News Clinical Bottom line, and the EBP section of the Journal of Athletic Training are free to access and provide a summary of current evidence for practicing clinicians, yet many clinicians are unaware of these resources.
In this course, participants will be introduced to the following types of compilation research: critically appraised topics, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews. The goal is for participants to understand available compilation research and to be introduced to the components of these types of research, so that they can accurately appraise the literature. Levels of evidence, grades of evidence, strength of recommendation, and various scoring rubrics used in the appraisal of evidence will also be introduced. Understanding the types of research and appraisal terms will aid clinicians in feeling more comfortable with the acquisition and appraisal of current literature.
This course fulfills the EBP BOC CEU requirement for Athletic Trainers.
1. Identify common sources of compilation research
2. Understand the differences between systematic reviews, critically appraised topics, and meta-analyses
3. Explain the appraisal process of a research article using level of evidence scales (e.g. CEBM, SORT)
4. Understand the difference between levels of evidence and strength or grade of recommendation
5. Interpret appraisal scale scores (e.g. PEDro, Jadad, QUADAs) commonly used in compilation research
Taking This Course
This course consists of 1 lesson and a final exam.
The lesson consists of a video and or other lesson materials. For the final exam, participants can take a maximum of 2 attempts to achieve a passing score of 80% or higher. Participants who achieve a passing score can print out a GLATA EBP BOC certificate of completion. Participants who do not pass the final exam after 2 attempts will need to re-pay for and repeat the entire course to attempt to earn credit.
When registering for this course, select any state. Age level does not apply, so just select any. Governing Body must be GLATA, Specialty must be EBP, and Student Role must be Athletic Trainer.
Student Registration and GLATA Course Instructions
Students will first have to register as a student by filling out and submitting a completed Innovative CEUs, LLC (ICEU) student registration page .
On ICEU students registration page student needs to click on credentials top took bar on right to add Credentials. To qualify for all of the GLATA EBP BOC courses: Student Credentials must be listed as indicated below:
Age Level: Does NOT apply, just pick one age level
Governing Body: Must be GLATA
Specialty: must be EBP
Student Role: must be Athletic Trainer
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Course Completion Information:
A. 90 days to start course
B. Once course started, 5 days to complete course
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To start any of these GLATA EBP courses, just click on the Click to Start link next to the course you want to start. Once a course has been started it will be moved to the Courses in Process.
On the Courses in Process ICEU Students Page, the students will start and complete the lesson (view lesson video) and then complete the Lesson Stage Exam.
Completion of Course Final Exam. Then the course will be posted to the Completed Courses page.
Students need to complete end End of Course Survey on the Completed Course Page.
End of Course Survey will need to be completed by all students who successfully complete each GLATA course final exam for them to generate their GLATA EBP BOC CEU Certificates. (Certificates are always available for completed courses on Completed Course Page).
Level of Difficulty
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PLEASE BE ADVISED, REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON COURSES ONCE THE COURSE HAS BEEN STARTED.
About the Instructor
Dorice Hankemeier, Ph.D., ATC
Dr. Dorice Hankemeier has focused her research career on the use and implementation of Evidence-Based Practice by Athletic Training clinicians and educators. Over the past five years, she has worked to promote EBP within Athletic Training through research and scholarly presentations in a variety of venues. Dr. Hankemeier's dissertation research in EBP was awarded the David H. Perrin dissertation award from the NATA Foundation. Additionally, she and her colleagues received a grant from the NATA Board of Directors to develop the online EBP modules for the NATA membership. Along with her research experience, Dr. Hankemeier also teaches a variety of courses that encourage students to search and appraise current evidence. Teaching undergraduate students how to critically assess literature has enhanced Dr. Hankemeier's ability to deliver this information to a wider audience. Her goal is to make EBP a more understood and easier process by debunking some of the common myths of EBP.