The student will formulate a clinical question, perform an efficient literature search and apply the results to clinical practice, decide whether or not you agree with the doctors decision and state why or why not.
A 69 yr old female with hypertension, who had a recent stroke in march and is still having trouble with memory. Patient is currently taking Valsartan 80 mg QD
Steps of EBP
1. Formulate a Clinical Question (PICO)
My Question : In adults with hypertension, how does the ACE class of medications compared to the ARB class of medications affect recurrent stroke prevention.
2. Find the Best Evidence
3. Critically Appraise the Evidence
4. Apply the Evidence to your patient
Then the student will proceed with a search of the appropriate peer-reviewed literature to find an answer to the question. Students should provide primary literature sources if available. The student should also provide the search strategy used to find the information.