Finding Medical Evidence - Kelowna

Finding Medical Evidence - Kelowna

Supporting patient care – Using the internet to your advantage

Target Audience:

Physicians with access to library services through the College of Physicians and Surgeons BC.

Course Format: Computer, hands-on workshop. Up to 15 physicians. 0830-1230
Clinical Academic Campus
2312 Pandosy Street
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Bring your own laptop or let us know if we should arrange one for you.

This half-day 0830-1230, interactive workshop will teach physicians to teach physicians to effectively search the medical literature using library resources to find credible and evidence-based medical information. Practice online searching using various resources (e.g., Ovid MEDLINE, BMJ Best Practice, e-books and clinical practice guidelines). Locate the full text of online articles. Know how to find authoritative patient information using MedlinePlus and other high quality websites.

Prerequisite: General familiarity with a computer (i.e. use of a mouse and limited typing) is required.

This workshop also provides:

  • Classroom support to maximize learning and minimize frustration
  • Time for practice and Q & A


Great little course. | There’s so much to learn! | This is a very helpful workshop. | The instructors were extremely knowledgeable, accessible, available, friendly and helpful. Very supportive in the learning process. | Excellent! Best workshop I have been to all year.



4 Hours:
Welcome and introductions – 5 min
Review of course objectives & library services – 5 min
Hierarchy of evidence-based literature - 5 min
Point of Care Tool - Best Practice – 15 min
Hands-on practice - 5 min
Introduction to MEDLINE via the OVID interface – 55 min
Hands-on practice – 15 min
15 min break
MEDLINE : continued – 20 min
Patient Information & clinical practice guidelines – 5 min
Hands-on practice – 5 min
e-Therapeutics+ – 15 min
Hands on practice - 10 min
eBooks & Multimedia; Access Medicine – 35 min
Challenge questions – 15 min
Questions, library resources, and evaluations – 5 min

Key Speakers

Ruth Rochlin, Manager Library Services (Central & WK), Interior Health
Karen MacDonell, PhD, Director, Library Services, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

Skills Gained

  • Conduct efficient and refined literature searches
  • Apply search tools to find reliable health information and evidence-based medical literature
  • Obtain the full text of journal articles through electronic resources or document delivery
  • Find authoritative patient and drug information.
  • Compile appropriate bibliographies in print and electronic form


$169.00 (add $10 fax/phone/mail registration)

Includes course materials and catering.

Cancellations and Refunds

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