Key Steps in Infusing Evidence into CE Course Content: Step 4
Infusing the Evidence Into the CE Offering
As stated earlier, it is no longer acceptable to simply present information in a Power Point or other format as if it is "truth." After finding and evaluating the evidence, the presenter should provide references (if available) to the audience to support what is being offered as it is being offered. That is, the presenter should provide a citation for each component on the slides or handouts. A reference list as a final slide or provided to the audience is not sufficient. Information on the slides is directly linked to the references. This practice serves to educate the audience about EBP and allows them to return to the references, as needed, to expand their knowledge after the CE offering.
ASHA CE has developed guidance on infusing evidence into CE course content along with a suggested list of sources for evidence to assist planners and presenters.
ASHA Approved CE Providers who've shared information about the principles of Evidence-Based Continuing Education with planners and/or instructors during course development should respond affirmatively to the EB CE data collection question found on the Course and Offering Registration form [PDF].