"Searching effectively for and critically appraising evidence applicable to clinical and diagnostic cases"
Ask, Acquire, Appraise, Apply, Assess are the five key skills of evidence-based veterinary medicine.
How to appraise is listed first above, because learners find appraisal challenging.
Below are tips on Asking and Acquiring.
Below is work sheet with a veterinary example and blank worksheet to help you format and document your PICO to prepare for searching.
Suggested list of databases / information services to search to acquire evidence to answer clinical questions that arise in practice.
“In an age of misinformation, evidence is a competitive advantage.”
~ Dr. Ron Larson, Kansas State CVM, featured speaker at UT CVM CE conference 2015
2016 editorial in Today's Veterinary Practice by Kirk J. Breuninger, VMD, MPH
Conclusion: "Thoughtful integration of new evidence into practice decision-making can support effective communication between veterinary professionals and clients, while at the same time continually improving the quality of veterinary medicine."
Jeanine Williamson | firstname.lastname@example.org | Veterinary Librarian (interim)
Jeffrey Hines | email@example.com | Evening Supervisor
Primary contacts for veterinary medicine @ Pendergrass Library