The most common definition of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is taken from Dr. David Sackett, a pioneer in the subject. According to Sackett, EBP is "the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient. It means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research."
The EBP continuing education (CE) category helps ATs infuse the best new evidence into clinical decision-making, with the goal of improving patient outcomes. By completing activities in the EBP category, ATs learn how to find and analyze the most current research evidence available. Then, with research in hand, ATs can use clinical expertise and their patients’ own values to make healthcare decisions.
The BOC requires a certain number of EBP continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain certification. Please refer to the current certification maintenance requirements
for more information.