The ability of audiologists to visit social media sites such as Facebook’s Audiology Happy Hour to “crowd source” clinical opinions are popular, but there are several significant drawbacks. A preferred approach to tapping into the hive mind is using evidence-based practice (EBP) principles. This podcast reviews basic EBP principles, the value of the systematic meta-analysis and how they improve the clinical decision-making process and ultimately patient outcomes.
Course created on May 25, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to delineate the limitations of social media as a method for gauging the opinions of other audiologists.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the basic principles of evidence-based practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify relevant meta-analyses that can be used in clinical decision making.
|0-5 Minutes||What is crowd sourcing and why it’s a bad idea to use in the clinical decision making process|
|5-15 Minutes||What is evidence-based practice and how is it applied in the clinic|
|15-30 Minutes||Using meta-analysis to address relevant clinical questions. Review two case studies|
Senior Director, Audiology, Signia
Brian Taylor, AuD is currently the senior director of audiology for Signia. He serves at editor-at-large for Hearing Health and Technology Matters, a leading professional blog, and editor of Audiology Practices, the quarterly publication of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Taylor has authored numerous peer reviewed articles and books on topics ranging from hearing aids to practice management.
Aaron M. Roman is an Assistant Professor at Salus University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.A., M.A., and Au.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Roman’s has clinical expertise in hearing loss assessment in adult and geriatric populations, cognitive screening protocols, and aural rehabilitation for individuals with cochlear implants. His research interests include assessing the impact of hearing loss on cognitive impairment as well as evaluating hearing loss assessment programs, including newborn hearing screening programs. His work as been disseminated through peer-reviewed publications and local, national, and international presentations.
Financial: Aaron Roman has received funding through West Chester University and is a published author and presenter. Non-financial: Aaron Roman has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Signia in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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