Evidence Based Practice (EBP) in Clinical Decision Making

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PresenterDr. Rik Lemoncello
This course provides learners with an understanding of the purpose, procedures, and limitations of evidence-based practice (EBP) in clinical decision-making applied to speech-language pathology. Participants will learn about the important role of practice-based evidence (PBE) and how it complements EBP to support management decisions for individual clients. Practical strategies and resources will be presented so that learners can implement course ideas immediately into practice.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define and discriminate between evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence.
  • Identify resources to locate the best current research evidence.
  • Describe procedures to generate clinical data to support rational clinical decisions in their own practice.
About Rik: Rik Lemoncello, PhD, CCC-SLP is Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Pacific University-Oregon. With 15 years of clinical experience, he specializes in adult, medical speech-language pathology. He has worked in acute, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long-term acute care, and outpatient centers. He was trained in tracheostomy/ventilator management at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, MA. His current scholarship focuses on medical SLP, evidence-based practices, graduate student education, and cognitive rehabilitation.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline:

20 Minutes: Importance of Topic

40 Minutes: Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): Who, What, When, Where, Why, How

35 Minutes: Resources for EBP

5 Minutes: Overview of Practice-Based Evidence (PBE)

50 Minutes: Procedures to Support PBE: Theory Models & Data Collection Strategies

10 Minutes: Examples of the EBP/PBE Interface & Application

25 Minutes: Conclusions, Questions.

Dr. Rik Lemoncello is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receives royalty payments.
Non Financial:  No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists 

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