Click the link above to go to an overview on biostats and ways to calculate results during critical appraisal
Critical Appraisal Sheets
Click the link above to be taken to the critical appraisal sheets used in methodically evaluating articles for personal use or in journal club
JAMA User's Guide to the Evidence
Click the link above to be taken to the JAMA User's Guide to the Evidence e-book, broken into chapters for ease of access.
"Evidence-based medicine is the conscientious explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients"
The concepts underlying EBM (also called EBP at times) is making sure that when decisions are made, they are made on the basis of the most up-to-date, solid, reliable, scientific evidence. These are the decisions about the care of individual patients.
Asking the right question
Searching for the evidence
Appraising the evidence
Applying the evidence (using input from patient, too!)
The 5 A's
Your clinical librarian can assist the team with either answering questions on the spot (searching on an iPad in real time), or accumulating questions to search, synthesize, and distribute later in the same day by email.
Clinical Librarians can also briefly demonstrate point of care tools and search strategies on rounds, and are happy to meet individually or in small groups at other times to improve these skills.
Your Clinical Librarian:
Building 1, Room 3456
Currently available through situational telework
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Darnall Medical Library | Walter Reed NMMC | Building 1, Room 3458 | 8955 Wood Road | Bethesda, MD 20889 | 301-295-1184/85 | Open Monday-Friday, 0700-1730
After-hours access to the library is available to WRNMMC Staff via the CDO at 301-295-4611.