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Unit 1 – Module 1: Introduction: Library

Advances in pediatric nutrition research and practice are published in quality medical and nutrition journals. In order to keep current in the field, you will want to know how to access these important publications via medical libraries and electronic databases.

The Library Resource section will help you learn how to:

  • use the medical library and know its resources
  • perform computer searches using appropriate medical databases (e.g., ovid MedLine, PubMed)
  • search for the best available evidence to guide nutrition practice recommendations (called evidence-based medicine [EBM]or evidence-based practice [EBP]).

The term, evidence-based medicine [EBM], includes the field of nutrition. EBM is an essential skill needed for a professional’s life-long learning so that the professional can deliver pediatric nutrition care in the most appropriate manner. You will have the opportunity to practice this skill with some exercises related to clinically relevant issues in pediatric nutrition.

     Upon completion of this EBM module, you will be able to:

  • define evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the 5-step EBM process.
  • formulate clinically relevant questions for EBM searches, using P-I-C-O.
  • create MEDLINE searches using appropriate methodologic filters to limit to the best evidence.
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