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Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare is a Course

Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

Jan 21 - Apr 22, 2019

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Full course description

Course Date:

Jan 21 - Apr 22, 2019

Duration:

13 weeks

Commitment:

1-2 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Instructor-led

Credential:

None

Description

This course will provide a foundational overview of evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing and health sciences, including the seven steps of the EBP process as well as research supported strategies for implementing EBP in real world settings. The course will be taught by internationally renowned experts in EBP who will share their knowledge and skills gained through decades of work with hundreds of healthcare organizations across the nation and the globe. The course will include lectures, readings, and skill building activities.

Topics covered include:

  • Module 1: Making the Case for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Module 2: Spirit of Inquiry and Formulating a PICOT Question
  • Module 3: Basic Searching for Evidence
  • Module 4: Critical Appraisal vs. Critique
  • Module 5: Integrating Evidence into Decision Making and Measuring Outcomes
  • Module 6: Making EBP Happen in Real World Clinical Settings

Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of EBP in improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes.
  • Describe the seven steps of EBP and how to implement EBP in real world settings.
  • Discuss barriers to EBP and strategies to overcome them, including the new EBP competencies.
  • Describe current trends and challenges in the shift from traditional practice approaches to an evidence-based approach to care and decision making.

Course is offered by The Ohio State University.

Course Instructors

Bernadette Melnyk

Bernadette Melnyk

Instructor

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, is vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer, dean and professor, College of Nursing, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry, College of Medicine, and founder and executive director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare, all at The Ohio State University. Read More.

She is a world-renowned expert in EBP, mental health, intervention research, and health and wellness as well as author of over 320 publications, co-editor of five books, and editor of the journal Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.

Lynn Gallagher-Ford

Lynn Gallagher-Ford

Instructor

Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, NE-BC, DPFNAP, FAAN, is senior director and clinical core director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare at The Ohio State University. Read More.

She has 30 years of experience in maternal and child health nursing in roles that range from bedside clinician to chief nursing officer. She is co-author of a book on implementation of EBP competencies in healthcare and has published multiple EBP studies. She serves as assistant editor of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing.

Cindy Zellefrow

Cindy Zellefrow

Instructor

Cindy Zellefrow, DNP, MSEd, RN, LSN, PHNA-BC, is academic core director, the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare, and assistant professor of practice, College of Nursing, all at The Ohio State University. Read More.

She has 15 years of experience each in adult critical care and school nursing. She is a contributing author to several textbooks on EBP and is actively engaged in research and publishing. Currently, her work focuses on teaching EBP, integration of EBP across curricula, and EBP competency.

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