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