Practice Guidelines for Standardized Assessment for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (Ancds Bulletin Board) (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences)

Practice Guidelines for Standardized Assessment for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (Ancds Bulletin Board) (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences)

This article is one of a series of publications by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) working groups on evidence-based clinical practice (EBP) in neurologic communication disorders. The EPB project was initiated in 1997, when ANCDS established committees of experts to develop EBP guidelines for the following areas: dysarthria, aphasia, dementia, apraxia, […]

A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

A Validated Search Assessment Tool: Assessing Practice-Based Learning and Improvement in a Residency Program (Report)

INTRODUCTION The acquisition of strong information-searching skills is one of the many building blocks upon which medical knowledge and clinical skills are built. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has listed practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) as a core competency, defining PBLI as the ability to (1) investigate and evaluate the care of […]

Pain Management: Clinician Survey and Institutional Needs Assessment.

Pain Management: Clinician Survey and Institutional Needs Assessment.

In 1996, 738 BUMC clinicians, representing 8 disciplines and 24 specialties, were surveyed using the Clinician Survey and Institutional Needs Assessment. This survey was developed by the Education Development Center, Inc., and distributed to 50 participating health care institutions in 21 states as part of the Mayday Pain Management Project. The BUMC findings revealed a […]

Beyond Citation Analysis: A Model for Assessment of Research Impact.

Beyond Citation Analysis: A Model for Assessment of Research Impact.

INTRODUCTION A traditional method of assessing research impact, citation analysis is performed by examining an individual publication and assessing how often it has been cited, if ever, by subsequent publications [1]. It is a tool for gauging the extent of a publication’s influence in the literature and for tracking the advancement of knowledge with the […]

Serial Assessment of Biochemical Parameters of Red Cell Preparations to Evaluate Safety for Neonatal Transfusions (Report)

Serial Assessment of Biochemical Parameters of Red Cell Preparations to Evaluate Safety for Neonatal Transfusions (Report)

Red blood cells (RBC) are ideally suited to their primary function i.e., transport of oxygen from lungs to the tissues and carbon dioxide from the tissues to lungs. In neonates, RBC transfusion therapy is required in various clinical situations. During the first week of life, neonates experience a decline of RBCs caused by both physiologic […]