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Explore the following websites to learn about evidence-based practice.
When planning a search strategy to uncover evidential research, build your search using two separate types of information:
Foreground Information: Builds a solid foundation
--basic summary description and discussion of causes,
symptoms, treatment, prevention, etc.
--not needed to make a clinical decision
--not always the most current information
--sources: textbooks, handbooks, encyclopedias, etc.
Background Information: Lays bricks on the foundation
--requires PICO elements
--use advanced search skills
--necessary for decision making
--will fall into one of 4 categories:
--will guide information search
--involves patient specifics such as age, sex, etc.
--sources: databases with specialized search options