What the A’s? How to be an Evidence-based Practice Clinician
Recorded On: 03/03/2021
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a way of approaching decision making about clinical issues. It means making decisions with the best and most current knowledge possible from science and from practice, with a provider’s expertise, experience, life knowledge and intuition completely integrated, and with patient collaboration, where the healthcare provider values what the patient wants as the outcome for this decision. The 5A’s – Ask, Acquire, Appraise, Apply, Assess/Adjust – is a framework to assist provider’s implementing EBP decision-making. This framework will be described in the presentation with examples being from the literature on chiropractic care for children in sports.
-Discuss the details to complete each of the five components of the evidence cycle.
-Identify resources to be able to better apply the evidence cycle within a clinical setting.
Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S. Ph.D.
Director of Research
Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S. Ph.D. is Director of Research at Parker University and an inaugural fellow of the Chiropractic Academy of Research and Leadership (CARL) program. She is the current Vice President of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Council on Women’s Health and has served as Vice President of the ACA’s Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. Dr. Pohlman received her Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and M.S. in Clinical Research from Palmer College of Chiropractic and her Ph.D. in Pediatrics from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Pohlman joined Parker University in 2015 with nine years of prior experience as a research manager and scientist, including the first project manager for Palmer Center of Chiropractic Research. In that position, she managed several federally-funded research studies, including the largest randomized controlled trial in the military for chiropractic, which was awarded from the Department of Defense. As lead study coordinator, Dr. Pohlman also has directed the world’s largest study evaluating patient safety among spinal manipulation therapy providers, which comprised a series of projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Her research interests have focused not only on study methodology, but also on the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic care in special populations including individuals suffering from chronic pain, children, and pregnant/post-partum women.
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