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Integrating a Clinical Librarian to Increase Trainee Application of Evidence-Based Medicine on Patient Family-Centered Rounds

Published:November 26, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2016.11.005
      What's New
      Trainees frequently struggle with articulating clinical questions on patient family-centered rounds (PFCR). Incorporating a clinical librarian into the structure of PFCR can facilitate good question-asking and information-seeking behaviors without disrupting critical rounding times.
      Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is a 4-step approach medical practitioners use to apply current, valid, and relevant information to clinical decisions.
      • Horsley T.
      • O'Neill J.
      • McGowan J.
      • et al.
      Interventions to improve question formulation in professional practice and self-directed learning.
      The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires programs to provide EBM curricula through its practice-based learning core competency. Despite this training, residents struggle with incorporating EBM into clinical practice,
      • Chase H.S.
      • Kaufman D.R.
      • Johnson S.B.
      • et al.
      Voice capture of medical residents' clinical information needs during an inpatient rotation.
      especially in the context of patient family-centered rounds (PFCR).
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