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The Idiot's Guide to Interpreting Research and Incorporating It into Practice-Michael Gerber

Reading a peer-reviewed research article can sometimes feel like trying to decipher code: Odds ratios. P-values. Confounders. Yet it's vitally important that EMS leaders and practitioners understand how a study was designed, what the results mean, and whether or not it should impact their clinical practice or daily operations. Using examples from recent EMS research, you'll learn a simple six-step method to use any time you read a research study. how to interpret the results, and whether or not the research should impact your practice.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define common terms used in scientific research

2. Develop a system to critically review medical literature

3. Describe the different types of research studies and the benefits of drawbacks of each


Sanghavi, Prachi et al. “Outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated by basic vs advanced life support” JAMA internal medicine vol. 175,2 (2015): 196-204.

  • Format
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
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