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ABSTRACT: Teaching and assessing the database searching skills of student nurses.

Critical appraisal and application of the evidence to practice cannot proceed without first finding the evidence. To teach evidence-based practice database searching skills to students, a nurse educator partnered with a librarian to design, conduct, and assess instruction. The authors describe the creation, administration, and findings from the assessments and the implications for instruction.

via Teaching and assessing the database searc… [Nurse Educ. 2007 Nov-Dec] – PubMed – NCBI.

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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