This module is intended for the nurse who feels intimidated by reading, searching for, and utilizing research in practice. In today's world this must include the use of the internet as well as the familiar use of journals and libraries. Evidence-based practice involves practical application of the research being done throughout the nephrology world and these modules are designed to increase the ease with which the practicing nurse can determine the appropriateness of research found in various venues.
At the completion of this module the learner will be able to: 1) Identify two search engines to find research. 2) Explain the value of the Cochran Data Base with regard to evidence-based practice. 3) Describe the types of information that can be found on the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ).
PhD, RN, APRN, BC, RRT,
Faculty, Carroll College