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Using an evidence-based approach in your practice

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Course
title
Using an evidence-based approach in your practice
Date

Monday 26 February 2018

Duration 65 hours
Location School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
Sutton Bonington Campus
Cost £699.00 for Vet Surgeons
£399.00 for Vet Nurses


Overview

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity to understand what evidence-based veterinary medicine is, how you can achieve it practically, and apply it across all aspects of your work.  This training has 3 distinct components and will be delievered through a flexible mixture of online tutorials, distance learning and in person workshops with excellent guidance and support provided throughout.  You also get free online access to the library at Nottingham for the duration of the course.

Speakers

  • Marnie Brennan
  • Rachel Dean
Topics covered

 

The three components of the course are:

    1. What is evidence-based veterinary medicine and why is it important?
    2. How do I find and appraise the evidence?
    3. How do I successfully apply the evidence-based veterinary medicine approach to my practice?
 
Learning objectives

Component 1: What is evidence-based veterinary medicine and why is it important?

This is designed as an introductory session to give delegates an overview of what evidence-based veterinary medicine is and why it is important.  Delegates will be able to complete a self-assessment exercise to determine their knowledge prior to starting the course.  Delegates will be able to use the knowledge gained in the course to think about how the principles of evidence-based veterinary medicine can be integrated into their own environment, with support from course tutors.  The course will be a combination of directed online learning, with a real-time online tutorial.

Topics included will be:

  • What evidence-based veterinary medicine is
  • Why it is important for evidence-based veterinary medicine principles to be integrated into veterinary practice
  • What the steps within the evidence-based veterinary medicine cycle are
  • What preparation individuals can do prior to integrating evidence-based veterinary medicine principles into their practice.

Anticipated time commitments:

  • Directed online learning – 10 hrs
  • Online tutorial – 1.5 hrs
  • Completion of delegate task – 2 hrs

Component 2: How do I find and appraise the evidence?

In order to practice evidence-based veterinary medicine, we need to be able to find, understand and appraise the evidence that is available to us.  This part of the course gives a very practical approach to finding and appraising evidence, and will provide the skills needed to answer real-world, clinical questions relevant to daily veterinary work.  The knowledge and skills gained will serve delegates throughout their whole careers and can be taken back to the workplace and shared with others.  This component of the course will be a 2 day in person workshop and will ensure the evidence-based approach is both achievable and time efficient.

Topics included will be:

  • Deciding what clinical question to ask
  • How to formulate and structure a clinical question
  • Recognising and understanding the different sources of evidence that are available
  • Where to search effectively for the evidence with the resources available to you
  • How to critically read evidence and appraise it
  • Deciding whether to use the evidence to make a change in practice.

Anticipated time commitments:

  • Preparatory work – 3 hrs
  • In-person 2-day workshop – 14 hrs    
  • Completion of delegate task – 15 hrs

Component 3: How do I apply the evidence-based veterinary medicine approach to my practice?

In this component, the application of evidence into practice is the focus, starting with what clinical audit is and how you can conduct it in practice. This also involves measuring the impact of any changes made in the workplace.  This part of the course is focused on how delegates can apply some of the principles and skills of evidence-based veterinary medicine in their workplace – it is about making evidence-based veterinary medicine a practical reality.  This can be one of the most challenging, yet satisfying, aspects of evidence-based veterinary medicine as it is about changing the way we, and our colleagues, do something or introduce something new.  This is vital if we are to improve patient care and job satisfaction.  This component will be a mixture of directed online learning, using pre-prepared resources by the CEVM team, as well as a real-time online tutorial.

Topics included will be:

  • Demystifying and understanding clinical audit and how you do it
  • The difference between practice based research and clinical audit
  • How to measure the effects of what we do
  • The challenges of changing practice and culture
  • Leadership and motivation for yourself and colleagues
  • The potential of how using EVM can improve job satisfaction and well being
  • How to write an effective action plan. 

Anticipated time commitments:

  • Directed online learning – 15 hrs
  • Online tutorial – 1.5 hrs
  • Completion of delegate task – 3 hrs
 
Required delegate attributes

As some teaching will be delivered online, access to the internet will be necessary to complete the course.

 
 

Veterinary CPD Education Centre

School of Veterinary Medicine and Science
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leicestershire, LE12 5RD

Telephone:
+44 (0)115 951 6647