Pearson's EBP Briefs are case-based courses designed to assist with using evidence-based practice (EBP) in everyday clinical decision-making. This case will examine the clinical question, “For people with chronic dysphagia following lateral medullary stroke, is swallow rehabilitation more effective than compensatory strategies to improve swallow function and facilitate oral intake?” The related literature search and analysis, along with the resultant clinical decision and application to clinical practice, will also be discussed. A relevant assessment tool for this case is the Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition (BURNS).
Course created on December 8, 2015
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the clinical question for an example case scenario.
- After this course, participants will be able to list relevant search criteria for retrieving evidence related to the clinical question.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify factors to consider when evaluating the evidence.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe a clinical decision based on the evidence analysis.
|0-20 Minutes||Background and Clinical Question|
|20-30 Minutes||Search for Evidence|
|30-50 Minutes||Evaluating the Evidence|
|50-60 Minutes||The Evidence-based Decision and Application to Clinical Practice|
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Claire Layfield, BA(HONS), MSLP
Claire Layfield has been practicing as a clinical speech pathologist since 2006 primarily working with adults in both acute and rehabilitation settings with acquired swallowing and communication impairments. She has maintained an interest in medical and health research throughout this time and has presented at state, national and international conferences. She has contributed to the development of the Speech Pathology Australia Position Statement on Neuromuscular Electrical stimulation for dysphagia rehabilitation and contributed to the 2011 revision of the Speech Pathology Australia position paper in general dysphagia management. She has been co-leader of the NSW Evidence Based Practice Network Group for Adult Language since 2010-2012 and Adult Dysphagia Group 2012-2014. As a researcher she hopes to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice and facilitate the use of evidence based practice into everyday clinical settings
Kirrie Ballard, PhD
Kirrie Ballard is Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her work focuses on speech motor control and learning; understanding how speech motor control changes across the lifespan, how it is influenced by neurological damage, and factors affecting response to rehabilitation.
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