Evidence-Based Concepts

5 Steps/Skills of the Evidence-based Process

  1. ASK: Knowing how to formulate a specific question related to clinical circumstances or scenario [PICO]
  2. ACCESS: Knowing where and how to look for an answer to your question [Electronic Searching]
    • Understanding the database and how to be efficient
    • Using database features to find the highest level of evidence
  3. APPRAISE: Being able to judge the research that you find
    • Understanding the research design of a study
    • Identifying the level of evidence
  4. APPLY: Integrating the research into your decision-making
  5. ASSESS:Evaluate the outcomes of care and how well you used this process