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Drug Information PRN Focus Session -- How to Find, Evaluate, and Communicate Evidence-Based Recommendations

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM MST at Phoenix Convention Center North Building Street Level: Meeting Room 121

Available for 1.50 hours of CPE credit
Activity Number: 0217-0000-17-156-L04-P
Activity Type: A Knowledge-Based Activity

  • Janine S. Douglas, Pharm.D., BCPSModerator: Janine S. Douglas, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Drug Information Clinical Specialist, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
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Building and Refining an Advanced Literature Search
1:15 PM

  • Speaker: Ryan Rodriguez, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Learning Objectives
1. Design an effective and efficient literature search using advanced techniques in reliable secondary resources.
2. Develop and refine search criteria to obtain pertinent high level evidence.
3. Apply selected literature (eg, outcomes or populations) for inclusion in a meta-analysis or systematic review.
Applying and Communicating Evidence in Clinical Decisions
2:00 PM

  • Miki A. Goldwire, Pharm.D., M.S., B.S., BCPSSpeaker: Miki A. Goldwire, Pharm.D., M.S., B.S., BCPS
    Regis University School of Pharmacy, Denver, Colorado

Learning Objectives
1. Describe when to use what evidence: results from experimental studies, observational studies, clinical practice guidelines, and expert opinion.
2. State key steps in critically appraising the evidence during the clinical decision making process based on type of evidence that best answers the question asked.
3. Apply and communicate evidence findings using objective data from critically appraising the evidence.
4. State advantages and disadvantages to using evidence-based strategies in making formulary and patient care decisions.