Evidence-Based Practice: What Is it, and Why Is it Important to Registered Dietitians?
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 1000, 1020, 9000, 9020, 9050, 9060, 9070: Level 2
This continuing education course presents steps RDs can follow to adopt an evidence-based practice. This course also discusses the types of information resources available, the various levels of evidence available to search, and how to develop an effective search.
Course content was written by Robin Sabo, MS, RD, MLS, an assistant professor and a health professions’ librarian at Central Michigan University who has been a clinical dietitian, a patient nutrition services manager, and a research project nutritionist. She is the author of several peer-reviewed journal articles and has contributed to two books.
After completing this continuing education course, nutritional professionals should be able to:
- Identify four factors driving evidence-based practice today.
- Name the five steps RDs can follow to adopt an evidence-based practice.
- Formulate “answerable” nutrition-related clinical questions.
- Design an effective search strategy to locate the best evidence.
- Understand the differences between filtered and unfiltered resources in conducting an evidence search.
- Identify at least three types of clinical information resources and their uses.
- 2.00 CDR