Available Until 12/31/2024

Find the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Search Strategy That Works for You (Recording)

Original Webinar recorded July 2020

Some online searchers use problem, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) to formulate their search strategy. Others use population, exposure, outcome (PEO); sample, phenomena of interest, design, evaluation, research type (SPIDER); who, when, what, where, why (5Ws); or just ask: “What has happened and what am I going to do about it?” This webinar runs searches through these formulations so that participants can select the method most comfortable for them.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • assess a situation which requires a literature search determining background and foreground questions
  • listed resources then move to formulate the searchable forward question
  • select a search formulation strategy
  • formulate searches asking therapy/prevention or diagnosis/screening questions


Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLAHelen-Ann Brown Epstein, AHIP, FMLA, has been thinking and searching in an evidence-based way for more than ten years. She continues to use her skills every day in her solo hospital librarian job at the Virtua Health Sciences Library, Mt Laurel, NJ, and in teaching health care providers. She has participated in and co-taught a number of evidence-based practice courses.

Registration Information

  • Length: 1.5 hour recorded webinar
  • Technical information: After you have registered, go to My Learning in MEDLIB-ED to access the live webinar, resources, evaluation, and certificate.
  • Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) contact hours and 1.5 Illinois CNE contact hours.


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