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Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals

Author(s): Bernadette Howlett, PhD, Director of Research, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Affiliate Faculty, Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University
Ellen Rogo, RDH, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Teresa Gabiola (Gabby) Shelton, MPAS
  • ISBN-13: 9781449652777
  • Product With Access Code    398 pages      © 2014
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Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles.

Evidence based practice (EBP) has become the standard in health care practice today. Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals covers the fundamentals of applying medical evidence to clinical practice and discussing research findings with patients and fellow professionals. This essential text explains the basic concepts of EBP, its applications in health care, and how to interpret biostatistics and biomedical research.

With examples derived from multiple health professions, Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals teaches the skills needed to access and interpret research in order to successfully apply it to collaborative, patient-centered health care decisions. Students gain valuable practice with skill-building learning activities, such as explaining the evidence for treatments to patients, developing a standard of care, selecting a diagnostic tool, and designing community-based educational materials. Evidence Based Practice for Health Professionals also helps prepare students to communicate knowledgeably with members of interprofessional healthcare teams as well as with pharmaceutical sales representatives.

  • Covers EBP fundamentals and their application to clinical practice
  • Teaches the skills needed to interpret medical research and apply it to patient care
  • Enables students to develop EBP skills with practical learning activities
  • Prepares students to communicate about medical evidence with patients and fellow professionals


  • Instructor’s Manual
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Test Bank
  • Worksheet for creating a portfolio
  • Sample Syllabus


Companion Website*, including:

  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Interactive Flashcards
  • Interactive Glossary
  • Matching Exercises
  • Quiz Questions
  • Web Links

*Each new copy of the textbook includes an access code for the Companion Website. Please note electronic formats/eBooks do not include access to the Companion Website.

Part  I  Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice
  Chapter  1  What Evidence-Based Practice is and Why it Matters
  Chapter  2  Types of Healthcare Publications and Research
  Chapter  3  Health Communication
  Chapter  4  Locating Relevant Evidence
  Chapter  5  Descriptive Statistics
  Chapter  6  Inferential Statistics
Part  II  Applications of Evidence-Based Practice
  Chapter  7  Epidemiology in Evidence-Based Practice
  Chapter  8  Evidence-Based Practice in Assessment and Diagnosis
  Chapter  9  Evidence-Based Practice in Treatment, Harm, and Prevention
  Chapter  10  Evidence-Based Practice and Pharmaceutical Information
  Chapter  11  Implementation and Evaluation in Evidence-Based Practice

Bernadette Howlett, PhD-Director of Research, Bingham Memorial Hospital, Affiliate Faculty, Institute of Rural Health, Idaho State University

Bernadette Howlett is the Director of Research for a rural Critical Access Hospital and is formerly an Associate Professor and Research Coordinator for a Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program. She is currently an Affiliate Faculty member contracted to design and teach courses in evidence-based practice as well as interprofessional practice. She has taught evidence-based medicine for nine years and was the coordinator for a Cumulative Evaluation and a Capstone Assessment Course in a Physician Assistant graduate program. She is an accomplished researcher and has a doctorate in adult and organizational learning. She is also an expert in online education.

In addition to teaching in a graduate PA program, Dr. Howlett has taught for a graduate nurse practitioner, graduate dental hygiene, and a graduate public health program. She also taught a Freshmen Seminar course for over ten years. Dr. Howlett has coordinated and designed clinical trials, has numerous publications, national paper presentations, as well as international conference presentations. She is a recipient of the John LV Bobell Award for Outstanding Dedication and Devotion to the Field of Adult Learning from the American Society of Training and Development.

Ellen Rogo, RDH, PhD-Associate Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

Ellen Rogo is currently an Associate Professor in the Dental Hygiene Department at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho and was previously an Associate Professor at Fairleigh Dickinsion University, College of Dental Medicine, Division of Dental Hygiene. She has been a dental hygiene educator for more than 30 years with administrative leadership positions as the coordinator of a degree completion program and department chairperson. Her experience includes teaching courses in research methodology and evidence-based practice to undergraduate students as well as dental hygiene research, literature analysis and synthesis and thesis to graduate students. Dr. Rogo also mentors graduate students and faculty in their research, grant writing and manuscript preparation endeavors. Her accomplishments include numerous national and international presentations and publications in a variety of professional journals. In addition, several book chapters have been published and grants awarded to conduct research. Dr. Rogo has designed and conducted quantitative and qualitative research investigations on clinical and educational topics.

Teresa Gabiola (Gabby) Shelton, MPAS

A. Teresa Gabiola Shelton, MPAS, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant residing in Cache Valley, Utah.  She holds a masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies, a national license to practice family medicine with the NCCPA, and is currently licensed to practice in Utah.  Her undergraduate degrees are in Foreign Languages and Business.

For the past ten years, her career focus has been in the pharmaceutical and medical fields.  She has combined her knowledge of medical Spanish and Hispanic culture as well as pharmacology and medical practice training for the provision of services in a family practice setting.  In her current position at a rural community health center, Teresa provides health care to a population of medically underserved people in Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho

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ISBN-13: 9781449652777

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Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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