Evidence Based Practics is about using the best available evidence (eg the results of case studies, cohort studies clinical trials, etc) to inform clinical practice.
The steps in locating evidence include:
In formulating a question, a good technique to use is to take your clinical problem and apply the PICO method
P - Population or Patient group
I - Intervention or Indicator
C - Comparator or Control
O - Outcome
Clinical problem: A patient asks if drinking carrot juice will reduce the likelihood of developing prostate cancer.
Answerable clinical question:
P - In males
I - Does drinking carrot juice
C - Compared to not drinking carrot juice
O - Reduce the incidence of prostate cancer
This section of the guide will help you locate the best sources to search.