Evidence-Based Practice Applied to the Clinical Laboratory (by LabCE)

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Author: Lee B. Springer, PhD, MLS(ASCP), CRA, MSHS
Reviewer: Kevin F. Foley, PhD, DABCC, MT, SC

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This course will look at the concepts and approaches to evidence-based practice, such as developing focused questions, gathering evidence, and performing systematic reviews. Additionally the course will explore the steps needed to integrated evidence-based practices into clinical laboratory processes and decision-making to improve the quality of test results and ensure positive patient outcomes.

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Continuing Education Credits

Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety: 1 hour(s)
Course number 20-547677, approved through 9/1/2020

Objectives

  • Define evidence-based practice (EBP).
  • Identify reasons for promoting EBP.
  • Discuss examples of research design and how they can support EBP.
  • List different sources for clinical evidence that can be accessed by laboratory professionals.
  • Describe how you would use an EBP approach to implement a change in your laboratory.

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(based on 670 customer ratings)

Course Outline

  • What is evidence-based practice (EBP)?
      • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
      • EBP and the Clinical Laboratory
  • What is considered evidence?
      • What is Considered "Evidence"?
  • What is the relevance of EBP to practice?
      • Questions Asked and Addressed By EBP
  • Knowledge Gaps
      • Knowledge Gaps
  • Modern evidence-based decision making
      • Evidence-Based Decision Making
      • Step 1: Formulate the Question
      • Step 2: Search for Relevant and Meaningful Data and Information
      • Step 3: Appraise/Assess the Evidence
      • Step 3: Appraise/Assess the Evidence, continued
      • Step 4: Apply
      • Step 4, continued: Communicating Your Recommendation
      • Step 5: Implementation
      • Step 6: Assess and Audit
  • Systematic review
      • Systematic Reviews
      • Sources of Systematic Reviews
      • Common Problems with Searching
  • White Papers & Technical Documents
      • White Papers and Gray Literature
  • Bringing it All Together...
      • Summary
  • References
      • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Intermediate
 
Intended Audience: This is an introductory-level management course for medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
 
Author information: Lee B. Springer, PhD, MLS(ASCP), CRA, MSHS is the Director of Clinical Laboratory Medicine for PTS Diagnostics. In his career as a laboratory professional, Lee has worked in both hospital and corporate settings. He holds a Doctorate in Health Care Administration and a Masters in Health Science from Touro University. Lee has written articles for several laboratory publications on quality management issues.
 
Reviewer information: Kevin F. Foley, PhD, DABCC, MT, SC is the Northwest chemistry, toxicology, immunology and POC director for Kaiser Permanente. He also teaches pharmacology, clinical chemistry, immunology and medicinal chemistry at Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Foley earned his PhD in clinical pharmacology and toxicology at East Carolina School of Medicine in North Carolina. His research areas include cardiovascular risk and inflammation markers as well as the neuropharmacology of amphetamine-like compounds. He is a frequent contributor to several clinical laboratory publications and is active in the American Association of Clinical Chemistry.
 
Course description: This course will look at the concepts and approaches to evidence-based practice, such as developing focused questions, gathering evidence, and performing systematic reviews.  Additionally the course will explore the steps needed to integrated evidence-based practices into clinical laboratory processes and decision-making to improve the quality of test results and ensure positive patient outcomes.

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