Finding the Best Evidence

Online Course
June 1, 2016 - June 1, 2019

  • Course Description
  • Registration Information

Program (Course) Description

This lecture provides the learner with methods to acquire and appraise evidence. A clinical scenario is used as an example of acquiring information from relevant databases and other resources. This presentation discusses the reliability of information, how the learner can keep current with their research, and store their information.


Who Should Attend?
This activity is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists and administrators.


Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:

  • Access evidence-based practice resources via UT Health Science Center web site
  • Locate evidence-based information in the Medline(PubMed) and in the Cochrane Library
  • Apply and incorporate acquired information relevant to a project/case

Physician Participation
Upon completion of viewing the online presentation, please follow the instructions at the end of the presentation to complete the evaluation.  Once the evaluation is completed, the user will be provided the option to print their certificate.

Program Registration Information

Registration Fees
UTHSCSA Faculty $25.00
Non-UTHSCSA $35.00


Continuing Medical Education Credit - Accreditation Statement
The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Release date: June 1, 2016     Credits expire: June 1, 2019

Credit may be obtained upon successful completion of the activity evaluation.

Continuing Medical Education Office
Phone: 1 (866) 601-4448 or (210)567-4491

Hardware/Software Requirements

Windows requirements
  • Microsoft® Windows XP, Windows 2003,Windows Vista®, or Windows 7
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 SP1 or later
  • Windows Media® Player 9.0 or later
  • Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps & above)
Mac requirements
  • Apple® Mac® OS X 10.4.8 or later
  • Apple Safari™ 2.0.4 or later or Firefox 2.0 or later
  • Microsoft Silverlight® 2.0 or later
  • Broadband Internet connection (256 Kbps & above)


Angela Myatt, MSc
Lead Librarian
Dolph Briscoe Library
Financial Disclosure: Ms  Myatt has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


Course Director/Content Reviewer:

Jan E Patterson, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases and Pathology
Associate Dean for Quality and Lifelong Learning
Director, Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy
Financial Disclosure: Dr. Patterson  has disclosed that she is a consultant/advisor for Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc as well as an investigator for the UT System and IHI. Her spouse, Dr. Thomas Patterson is a consultant/advisor for Basilea, Merck, Pfizer, and Toyoma as well as an investigator for Astellas, Basilea, Merck, and Pfizer. 


Leticia Bresnahan, MBA
Senior Project Coordinator
Center for Patient Safety & Health Policy
Financial Disclosure: Ms Bresnahan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.