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Nursing: Evidence Pyramid Module

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Module 5: Evidence Pyramid Module (STEPS 2 & 3)

Watch videos 1 & 2 to complete this module. The module will take approx. 30 mins to complete, not including additional readings.

Bonus: Watch video 3 in order to deepen your understanding of the many types of knowledge synthesis.

Video 1: Understanding the combined evidence pyramid: knowledge synthesis and critical appraisal (25:06 mins)

Key learning outcomes: watching this video will help you understand the two basic concepts that make up the combined evidence pyramid: knowledge synthesis and critical appraisal.

Video 2: The Hierarchy of evidence (5:29 mins)

Key learning outcomes: watching this video will help you understand the hierarchical organization of clinical research evidence.

Video 3: 50 Shades of Review (1:10:13 mins)

Key learning outcomes: watching this video will provide you with a broad overview of the many methodological variations that exist within the type of research known as knowledge synthesis.

 

Important: you must watch videos 1 & 2 in order to complete the Evidence Pyramids Module.

Readings & Resources:

  • Study designs;
  • Evidence-Based Practice Resources - Interactive Evidence Pyramid Guide;
  • Interactive question formulation concept map;
  • Combined Evidence Pyramid- printable version;
  • Article: Scoping reviews: establishing the role of the librarian.
More information:

Circle of seven arrows illustrating the 7-step Evidence Based Practice (EBP) model. The arrows form a circle around the image of three male human icons side by side and slightly overlapping. Black on a white ground. The first arrow at the top is pink and represents step 0: Cultivating curiosity.  The second arrow towards the right is orange and represents step 1: Asking answerable questions.  The third arrow is yellow and represents step 2: Searching the evidence. This level is highlighted. The fourth arrow is grey and represents step 3: Appraising the evidence. This level is also highlighted. The fifth arrow is greyed out and represents step 4: Integrating evidence into practice.  The sixth arrow is greyed out and represents step 5: Evaluating practice change. The seventh and last arrow is greyed out and represents step 6: Disseminating results of evaluation.

 

 

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Please note: While this guide is managed by Francesca Frati, the contents of the guide were developed in collaboration with nursing faculty at the Ingram School of Nursing:  Jodi Tuck, with input from other nursing faculty members.

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