Evidence-Guided Practice: A Framework for Clinical Decision Making in Athletic Training

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Athletic trainers must have a foundation in the concepts of evidence-based practice to deliver patient care in an effective way. It is critical that students and clinicians formulate clinical plans that will be effective for individual patients. With that goal in mind, this book teaches the athletic trainer that evidence-based practice concepts must be incorporated into daily clinical practice. Written in a conversational tone, it provides a practical and concise resource for athletic trainers to use when interpreting what the available evidence means for them and how it can be effectively applied in daily patient care. The competencies within athletic training and other health care professions were considered when each chapter was constructed and special care taken to include examples that are specific to athletic training and instructional applications for educators. What Is Inside?: Types of research design. Foundations of research and statistics. Introduction to critical appraisal. Concepts of validity. Diagnostic accuracy. Disablement models. Patient-oriented outcome assessments. Health care informatics. The first of its kind, Evidence-Guided Practice is the only resource athletic training students, clinicians, or other health care professionals will need to properly put evidence-based concepts into practice.