Webinar: Information Literacy: Evidence-Based Practice Tools for Busy Dietitians
Evidence-based practice (EBP) relies less on traditional, authority-based treatments and more on integrating current research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values and preferences. The EBP process is integral to critical thinking and decision making for RDNs, yet one study showed that 25% of RDNs reported they have not searched literature or critically read a research article in over a year. Those surveyed say this is due to a lack of EBP training, restrictions on time and engagement, and an insufficient understanding of research methodology.
In this interactive webinar, Amanda Davis, MPH, RD, CHES, and Irene Lubker, MLS, MPH, RD, AHIP, help bridge the gap between research and practice for busy RDNs. They will introduce the five A’s of EBP; describe how to create a search strategy using the PICO format; introduce free and low-cost resources for searching the evidence; use the 6S Model Evidence Pyramid to prioritize pre-appraised sources of nutrition research; and apply guideline recommendations and pre-appraised evidence to client interactions. Increase your competence and confidence using evidence-based research to drive your dietetics and nutrition practice.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Explain the importance of using evidence-based nutrition information to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
- Define the 5 As of evidence-based practice.
- Create a problem-based PICO question to assist with searching nutrition literature and guidelines.
- Use search tips and shortcuts to improve the accuracy of results when searching nutrition literature.
- Develop personalized strategies that incorporate EBPs in daily work with clients.
Amanda Davis, MOH, RD, CHES, is a Senior Evidence-Based Practice Analyst in the Value Institute at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). In her role, she supports an organization culture of evidence-based practice (EBP) through clinical staff education and development of clinical decision support tools. Amanda enjoys combining her clinical background as a dietitian and public health professional with her previous health behavior research experience to improve the translation of research into practice at MUSC. She mentors dietitians and dietetic interns in EBP and research methods, with a focus on quality improvement and patient outcomes. She also has a passion for improving the shared decision-making process for patients, and is interested in pursuing new avenues to make health research approachable for the general public.
Irene “Rena” Machowa Lubker, MLS, MPH, RD, AHIP, is a registered dietitian who works as a research and education librarian at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She earned her master’s degree in Public Health concentrating in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Library Science from North Carolina Central University. In the past, Rena worked as a WIC nutritionist in Siler City, North Carolina, after which she moved into higher education at Virginia Commonwealth University where she worked with students, faculty and staff. In addition to library duties, Rena also conducted instruction in nutrition classes and supported dietetic interns. She performs the same duties at MUSC. Rena is passionate about teaching adults how to be healthy through nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness. She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina and is pursuing a doctoral degree in Adult Learning.
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