Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

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Testing Your Knowledge

The purpose of this exercise is to practice the steps in the EBP process with a new case. You will be given a case scenario to read. Then you should choose the best well-built clinical question and Medline search strategy to answer that question. Finally you will be asked to read a relevant article that addresses the clinical question and identify the validity issues for that study.

Choose among:

Case 1: Tamiflu for the seasonal flu

Case 2: Physical therapy for the knee

Case 3: Nursing staff and the cardiac surgery patient

Case 4: Diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection

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Revised July 2010