Battling Dr. Google and Nurse Jackie: Evidence Based Practice Webinar Series


Have you ever come across an issue in practice and didn’t know what to do? Do you ever wonder if there is a better nursing practice? Have clients ever brought you information from the internet and asked your opinion?

Then these webinars are for you!

Dr. Leah Philips, Director of Research at the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, and Melanie Neumeier, Assistant Professor at MacEwan University are presenting a three-part webinar series to answer:

  • What constitutes evidence based practice?
  • How do I determine the nature and extent of information I need?
  • How can I access evidence effectively and efficiently?
  • How do I evaluate the quality of evidence?

This professional development opportunity will enhance your information literacy skills and your confidence in using evidence in practice.

There are two different dates for each webinar. Attend one, two or ALL THREE! Whatever suits your schedule. There is no fee for these Webinars.

Webinar 1: Information Literacy: Make Your Nursing Practice Better and Easier

Dates: March 15, 10-11am & March 17, 3-4pm

REGISTER for Information Literacy WEBINAR

This introductory webinar discusses the nature of evidence, and how evidence is used to inform our health care decisions. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: recognize clinical issues that require evidence; define the term evidence; discuss the rationale for why evidence is needed in practice; and identify multiple sources of evidence.

Webinar 2: The Map to Evidence: How to Access and Evaluate Evidence Effectively and Efficiently

Dates: April 5, 10-11am & April 7, 3-4pm

REGISTER for The Map to Evidence WEBINAR

This second webinar guides participants through the maze of evidence and provides a road map for accessing evidence and evaluating its quality. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: differentiate between research articles, other types of scholarly articles, and non-scholarly articles; select information by articulating and applying criteria for evaluating both the information and its sources; practice retrieving scholarly articles from a variety of reliable sources.

Webinar 3: Asking and Answering Clinical Questions: PICO That!

Dates: May 11, 10-11am & May 13, 3-4pm

REGISTER for Asking and Answering Clinical Questions WEBINAR

This last seminar in the beginner series guides participants through the process of transforming clinical issues into searchable questions in order to retrieve the evidence needed to address those issues. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: identify the components of a PICO question; create a PICO question based on a clinical issue; and discuss how to integrate evidence with clinical expertise, patient preferences and values, and health care resources to implement practice changes.

We expect all of the webinars to fill quickly, so please register early.

Should you experience difficulties with registering, please contact Colleen Turkington, Professional Development and Practice Assistant, at or 780-638-6714.

We look forward to having you join us!

6 Responses to “Battling Dr. Google and Nurse Jackie: Evidence Based Practice Webinar Series”

  1. Is there any chance that there would be any in the evenings as some of us work strictly all days.