An interprofessional train-the-trainer evidence-based practice workshop: Design and evaluation

Jonathan Koffel, Shannon Reidt

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Abstract

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a core skill of health professionals and one that is regularly taught in health sciences programs. This report covers the design and results of an interprofessional EBP workshop at a large university aimed at improving faculty's confidence in practicing and teaching EBP. The two-day workshop was designed by the University's Health Sciences Libraries and emphasized small-group work, with the first day focused on critical appraisal and searching and the second on effective teaching strategies. Twenty-five faculty from the schools and colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Allied Health Programs attended this study. Nine faculty and librarians served as instructors. Attendees rated the workshop and individual lectures highly and reported that it improved their ability to both practice and teach EBP. In addition, they reported a preference for learning in an interprofessional environment. This report suggests that a short EBP workshop can improve faculty members' self-reported confidence and ability to practice and teach core EBP skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of interprofessional care
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Faculty development
  • Interprofessional education
  • Interprofessional learning
  • Surveys

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