CIAP's Learning Modules have been developed to support NSW Health clinicians gain skills to integrate the best available evidence into practice. Each Learning Module focusses on different aspects of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP).
Assessment is optional and unlimited attempts may be made. The pass mark is 85%. A Certificate of Achievement for the module will be made available following successful completion of the assessment, qualifying you for CPD points.
Introduction to EBP & CIAP
This module introduces the concept and five steps of evidence-based practice (EBP) to improve patient outcomes. The levels of evidence including primary and secondary forms of evidence and where they can be located on CIAP are discussed.
Ask the Question
This module introduces the first step of evidence-based practice, “Ask the Question”. The PICO methodology for formulating a searchable question and techniques for building a search strategy including identifying search terms, subject headings, Boolean Operators, and applying limits are covered.
Acquire the Evidence
This module applies skills to acquire primary and secondary evidence from well-known databases, such as MEDLINE and Embase. Database navigation and key features including basic and advanced search, subject headings, combining search terms, and applying limits to search results are covered.
Appraise, Apply, Assess the Evidence
This module introduces a framework to critically appraise the literature to judge its trustworthiness, value, and relevance. How to apply the best available evidence into practice as well as assessing the effects of change in practice are also covered.