2012 – Emerging Aquatic Research
Intermediate / Lecture
Washington, DC / Thursday, February 21, 2019 – 3:15-5:15 pm – 2.0 credit hours
(Classroom: 3:15-5:15 pm)
Faculty: David Berry, PhD, AT, ATC, ATRIC
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Aquatic therapy and rehabilitation professionals must recognize the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) as central to providing high-quality care and decreasing unwarranted variation in practice. EBP includes the integration of best available research, clinical expertise, and patient values; and circumstances related to patient and client management, practice management, and health policy decision-making. Although evidence-based practice encompasses more than just applying the best available evidence, many of the concerns and barriers to using EBP revolve around finding and applying research. To help aquatic therapy and rehabilitation professionals address this issue, this course will examine emerging research results and trends in the aquatic environment to allow practitioners to apply the most current evidence to improve patient outcomes.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1) List the components of evidence-based practice (EBP), specifically as it relates to emerging research results and trends in the aquatic environment.
2) Discuss the importance of EBP in improving patient care, specifically as it relates to emerging research results and trends in the aquatic environment.
3) Apply search strategies to identify relevant research, specifically as it relates to emerging research results and trends in the aquatic environment.
4) Use a structured method to judge the quality of a research article.
5) Describe and apply the application of EBP in the management of a patient/client by examining the emerging research results and trends in the aquatic environment.
FACULTY: David C. Berry, PhD, AT, ATC, ATRIC, is a Professor, Athletic Training Program Director at SVSU, and author (Emergency Trauma Management for Athletic Trainers). He serves as an active member of the Board of Certification, American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Sports Education Council (Michigan Cardiovascular Institute) educating the community and professionals on emergency planning and sudden cardiac awareness.