Library Services has several core literature sources for athletic trainers. Click below to quickly assess to these databases and search engines (many of which require your StarID login):
This guide is intended for any athletic trainer or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice. After reviewing this guide you will be able to:
|What is EBP? Provides definitions and explains the steps in the EBP process.
|ASK with PICO
|Asking clinical question - illustrates the anatomy of a good clinical question, and defines the types of questions and studies.
|Searching the literature - constructs a well-built literature search based on the PICO and identifies potentially relevant articles.
|Evaluating the evidence - identifies criteria for determining the validity of a study selected for our case.
|APPLY & EVALUATE
|Return to the athlete -- integrate that evidence with clinical expertise, athlete preferences and apply it to practice. Evaluate desired outcomes with the athlete
INFORM with CATS
|Communicate what you learned in your evidence-based practice with the greater athletic training and allied health community.
|Points you to additional sources for athletic training.
|Resources to help you cite your sources in AMA or APA styles.
|BOC sources at the library.
|Feedback & Help
|Gives you the opportunity to provide feedback and/or get help from librarians.
This guide was originally developed by staff at Duke University Medical Center Library and the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For information or questions about this tutorial contact Sarah Cantrell (email@example.com) or Jamie Conklin (firstname.lastname@example.org).