CEU Event: Evidence-Based Practice for Animal Professions (Critical Appraisal or How to Read a Paper): Part Two

When: Ongoing
Where: Online


CPDT-KSA Knowledge: 1.00
CPDT-KSA Skills: 0.00

* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: CPDT-KA can earn a MAXIMUM of 12 CPDT-KSA Skills CEUS within their 3 year certification period.


This session will start by assuming you have some primary research papers saved on your computer or printed out on your desk. Journal articles can look intimidating, and very few make good bedtime reading material. Understanding the scientific form and language is a skill in its own right and improves with practice. Rather than skimming the abstract, or just reading a summary of the paper on a blog, this session is all about digging into the juicy innards of research articles. Critical appraisal really means working out how much we can trust the results of a study. Did the researchers use the most suitable methods to answer their questions? How reliable will those answers be? How useful are the findings in relation to your practice and experiences? Learning Objectives: 1. Learn the keywords and essential sections to look for in an article. 2. Create an outline of the paper using PICOS. 3. Critically read the findings AND decide if it's worth changing your practice.

Sponsor:Pet Professional Guild
Speaker(s):Dr. Morag Heirs

Contact: Sharon Nettles
 Email: membershipcoordinator@petprofessionalguild.com
 Phone: 731-300-6520
 Web: https://petprofessionalguild.com/event-4331438