Understanding Evidence-Based Therapy: Must Know Concepts and Application
(or Everything You Need for Research is at your Fingertips)
Saturday March 25, 2017
Presenter: Brigani G. Amante, PT, MD
Contact Hours: 8
Course Location / Hours: Seattle-Area (Lynnwood), WA / 8 am-5:30 pm
Registration: $165 prior to March 19, 2017 and $225 on or after March 20, 2017
Who should attend?: This 1 day course is appropriate for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech Therapists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapy Assistants. All levels of experience are welcome. We are an approved CE provider by the WA State Licensing Board for OT/COTA's, SLP, DC, and PT/PTA's.
This course provides a simple, consistent and efficient 5-step process that will help the healthcare provider to come up with the best answer to his/her clinical question in under 10 minutes. Research online is necessary in our current healthcare environment, both for the treating professional and the patient. Easily navigating large publishing systems and finding your specific needs is an important skill for evidence-based practice patient care. Beware! You may catch Dr. Briggs' contagious enthusiasm for learning before the first break in the schedule!
1. Define the elements of evidence-based practice in the context of Rehabilitation Sciences.
2. Discuss the 5 steps in answering a clinical question and explain the rationale for each step.
3. Determine the best treatment option/s, using the 5 steps, and apply them to achieve excellent patient care.
4. Discuss evidence-base rehabilitation approaches for common orthopedic problems, screening for dysphagia, early mobilization in acute stroke, early mobilization in acute deep venous thrombosis, fall risk, chronic kidney disease, & patients on dialysis.
Lectures and labs. Bring a mobile device, laptop, or tablet for ease of exploring online resources.
Clinical Scenario #1: Chronic Knee Pain
9:00-9:20 Key Concepts of Evidence-Based Practice
9:30-10:55 The 5-Step Approach in Answering a Clinical Question
Clinical Scenario #2: Right Shoulder Pain
Quality Appraisal Tools & Intention-to-Treat Analysis
11:00-12:15 Understanding Statistical Tests and Relevance in Clinical Care
Clinical Scenario #3: Exercise & Physical Modalities
Evidence-Based Screening and Diagnostic Testing in Rehabilitation
13:00-14:00 Workshop 1 - Orientation to Therapy-Related Research Databases
Systematic Approach to Finding Appropriate Databases
14:00-14:50 Workshop 2 - Utilizing Research Databases to Answer a Clinical Question
Finding the Best Answer to your Clinical Question in 5-10 minutes
15:00-16:00 Clinical Scenario # 4: Bedside screening of Dysphagia
Clinical Scenario # 5: Mobilization in Acute Lower Extremity DVT
Clinical Scenario # 6: Mobilization in Acute Stroke
Clinical Scenario # 7: Fall Risk Evaluation and Management
16:00-16:45 Evidenced Based Rehabilitation - Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis
Presenter: Brigani G. Amante, PT, MD
Brigani “Briggs” G. Amante, PT, MD is a physical therapist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Fellow in Nephrology at the University of Colorado Hospital. As an avid practitioner of evidence-based medicine, Briggs has remained passionate in the education of rehabilitation professionals, physicians, and other healthcare team members on how to efficiently incorporate the best evidence in their clinical practice. His pioneering work on “5-Steps In Answering A Clinical Question,” is one of the highlights of this course, and has revolutionized and simplified the process of determining the best screening/diagnostic tests and/or treatment option/s for patients. His knowledge, style of teaching, unique perspectives as a physician and a physical therapist, as well as passion for evidence-based therapy, is refreshing and contagious!
Comments from prior courses:
- "Great presentation with a speaker who knows the ropes when it comes to pinpointing specific answers to evidence-based medicine questions of you and your patient"
- "Very well done. Please present again so more can benefit from your approach"
- "Very informative!! You should make a book entitled "Evidence Base Practice for Dummies."" (PTNW's personal favorite)
- "Excellent presentation, visual aids – Good work Briggs"