The Athletic Training Practice Based Research Network offers FREE EBP CEUs
This course discusses the role of athletic training within the current healthcare system and the important role of practice-based research to improve the effectiveness of healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. At the point-of-care, clinicians can utilize the patient-oriented assessment model to gather data to aid in clinical decision-making and for supporting comparative effectiveness of athletic training services. Working collaboratively to engage in comparative effectiveness efforts can improve patient outcomes, and add to the body of evidence, specific to the athletic training profession.
While the role of HIT and healthcare informatics in assisting in fundamental tasks of evidence-based practice (e.g., searching the literature and managing knowledge) is well-recognized in athletic training, more advanced utilization of HIT and healthcare informatics is not as prominent. Despite the importance of the HIT and healthcare informatics, athletic trainers may lack the appropriate knowledge and strategies to effectively implement the use of HIT and healthcare informatics during routine clinical practice. Therefore, the purpose of this 2-hour module is to introduce the concepts associated with more advanced usage of HIT and healthcare informatics in athletic training clinical practice.
Evidence-Based Practice in Athletic Training (3 EBP CEUs)
This course provides an overview of evidence-based practice and is designed to enable the athletic trainer’s clinical decision-making process in a manner that integrates clinical experience, patient values, and the best available evidence. This course will assist in providing the athletic trainer with strategies to enable them to search and appraise the evidence in a more succinct and timely manner, that will promote better patient care.