Moderator: Martha Pickens, RN, MSN, Healthcare Supply Chain Consultant
Panelists: Gennifer Baker, DNP, Director of Nursing Practice, Huntsville Hospital; Gloria Graham, MSN, RN, Clinical Materials Specialists, Contracts and Value Analysis, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center; and Loredana Mercogliano, Nurse Manager – CTICU, Lankenau Hospital
Evidence-based medicine or Evidence-based decision making is the process of determining the best mode of patient care based on a clinician’s experience and judgment, the preferences and values of the patient, and specific clinical/patient circumstances, by utilizing, searching for, and interpreting the results of the best scientific evidence. Because clinicians rely on well-designed research studies to demonstrate the efficacy and effectiveness of diagnostic tests, treatment strategies, new materials, and products, knowing how to find the scientific evidence and what constitutes solid/reliable evidence is an essential component for clinical practice.
In this session, hear from clinicians and value analysis executives as they discuss the definition of ‘evidence’, what constitutes scientific evidence, and how ACA standards and patient-centered outcomes are driving evidence-based medicine and decision-making.
1. Analyze the definition of evidence-based medicine and decision-making.
2. Identify what constitutes valid and relevant evidence.
3. Discuss skills needed to find relevant evidence
4. Explain how a clinician applies that evidence to their own judgments and patient preferences.