Practical Evidence-Based Practice: Applying the Evidence to Your Patients - PT47

Practical Evidence-Based Practice: Applying the Evidence to Your Patients

by David Vernier, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
(4.3 / 349 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Evidence-based practice involves considering the best available research, clinical experience and patient values to help guide a course of care. Researchers and physicians from the United States joined forces with colleagues from Canada and produced a series of articles for the Journal of the American Medical Association that came to be known as the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature. A book by the same name was later published and remains an excellent resource for anyone interested in understanding and practicing EBP. The idea of utilizing scientific literature to improve patient care caught on with other healthcare providers as well (PT, OT, RN, DDS, DC) and continues to affect healthcare decisions today.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide physical therapists and social workers with information about the evolution and application of evidence-based practice. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the origins and development of evidence-based practice
  • Locate and analyze evidence-based literature that is relevant to your practice setting
  • Integrate evidence-based practice into your current practice

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical therapists and social workers.
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 18S0786 for 2/23/18 to 2/23/19).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-518457 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-231 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 12/01/16 to 12/01/20.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 8/01/18 to 07/31/20.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 2/18/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/18/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2018


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Michael C - Downey, CA  ·  Sep 02, 2019
Good overview of Evidence based practice
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Tammy A - bellevue, WA  ·  Jul 06, 2019
educational and informative
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Titana D - Flanders, NJ  ·  May 25, 2019
This course was very useful
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Geoffrey P - cedar park, TX  ·  Mar 20, 2019
very good course on EBP, liked it
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Catherine D - Chapel Hill, NC  ·  Feb 12, 2019
good resource and quick overview of EBP and identifying article quality
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50