Designing an Evidence Based Medicine Resource Page to Help Student Pharmacists
Keywords:Evidence Based Medicine
Evidence Based Practice
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Citation:Griggs, M., Barnette, D., & Kupferberg, N. (2015). Designing an Evidence Based Medicine Resource Page to Help Student Pharmacists. Unpublished manuscript.
Objectives: Develop an online Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) resource page to improve student utilization of EBM. Evaluate potential clinical and educational benefit of resource page by college faculty. Identify perceptions of P4 student EBM skill level. Methods: EBM related literature and resources were reviewed to create an online resource page. Surveys were distributed to pharmacy faculty assessing perceptions of EBM knowledge and skill of P4 students, overall usefulness of the resource page, and demographics. Constructs were evaluated using a 5-point Likert scale. Results: The EBM resource page was available university wide summer 2015. The resource page was viewed positively by all respondents (n=12) for its overall description of EBM principles, identification of useful resources, potential clinical and educational value. Only 17% of faculty respondents agreed that students were familiar with EBM focused resources. The majority (10 of 11, 83%) of faculty agreed or strongly agreed that students could benefit from more training in applying EBM to patient care. Conclusions: The development of an EBM resource page is an initial step to improve the knowledge and utilization of EBM by pharmacy students by providing a place to search EBM focused resources.
This is an unpublished manuscript of the background research for a poster presented at the 2015 ACCP Global Conference on Clinical Pharmacy.