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Evidence-Based Practice: Evidence-Based Practice

A tutorial on evidence-based practice.

Resources for Evidence Based Practice

These resources are available to SIUC faculty, staff, and students:

What is Evidence-Based Practice?

nce-Based Practice Tutorial

“the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence
in making decisions about the care of individual patients.” *

and the

“integration of individual clinical expertise, best available systematically reviewed evidence from research and relevant population data with patient preferences at the time of clinical decision-making.” *

* Sackett DL, Rosenberg WMC, Gray JAM, Haynes RB, Richardson WS. Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. BMJ. 1996 Jan 13; 312 (7023): 71-2.


How Do I Find the Evidence?

Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial

Step 1: FORMULATE an answerable question

Step 2: SEARCH for the best evidence using the keywords from your question

Step 3: ASSESS the validity and usefulness of the search results

Step 4: APPLY the evidence


Terminology in Evidence-Based Practice
from the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Evidence-Based Practice Terminology
from the Penn State University Libraries’ Tutorial. 

Evidence-Based Medicine Glossary
from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Tutorial.

Evidence-Based Medicine Glossary
from the Duke University Medical Center Library and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Science Library.