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•;Ask a searchable clinical question (Most important catalyst)
•;A well-built question should direct an answer that is focused on patient-centered
outcomes. This question will not only improve the quality of care, but will also help the
practitioner increase patient satisfaction
•;Clinical application requirement: Question C- 1
•;Resource: Formulating a Clinical Question
SHARE •;Share findings through production of continuing education programs
•;Find the best evidence to answer the question (Sometimes time intensive)
•;Requirement: Five current references
•;Resource: PubMed Central, Google Scholar, other databases
EVALUATE •;Evaluate the effectiveness and patient results
•;Apply the findings
•;Combine the clinician’s expertise and best evidence found in literature, and take into
consideration the patient’s values when applying findings/new techniques
•;Review the literature
•;What are the results of the study and are they reliable?
•;Can they be reproduced if the same study was conducted again?
•;Are the results of the study valid?
•;Are the findings of the study clinically relevant to the clinical question?
Part 1: Developing a Clinical EBP Program
Clinical Evidence Based Practice (EBP) programs are organized around a clinically oriented topic and must be designed in
a way that reflects the basic principles of EBP. Examples of appropriate clinical topics include glenohumeral assessment,
ACL rehabilitation and sport-related concussion. Use the following steps to formulate a clinical question.