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On-Line Paramedic Evidence Based Practice Course
Course Goals:
The goals of the Paramedic Evidence-based Practice (P-EBP) course are to provide the tricks and tools needed to efficiently search and appraise the research literature and apply to paramedic clinical practice.
Course Overview:

Participants will learn the fundamentals of developing a concise clinical question and conducting a literature search. P-EBP resources such as the Canadian Prehospital Evidence-based Practice (PEP) Project and PubMed/Medline are introduced. The course will explain, step-by-step, how to read research literature, distinguish different study designs, and how to make judgments about the validity and applicability of studies. The participants will be briefly introduced to research language and will gain an awareness of very basic statistics. The course teaches the participant how to appreciate the tools used to appraise literature and compile evidence-based recommendations.

The online P-EBP course complies with the specific competencies and sub-competencies of the NOCP 2011 guidelines.

Format:

This is a completely asynchronous /self-directed course. The course consists of 10 chapters, composed of recorded video lectures (with slides) and a short quiz at the end of each chapter. In order to move to the next chapter, the participant must receive a 100% on the previous quiz, however there are unlimited quiz attempts available.

The course typically takes about 3 hours to complete and the participant will receive a certificate from Dalhousie University upon completion. This course is worth 8 continuing education credits for EHSNS.