Over the last several decades, advancements in research and health care have led to an overwhelming amount of information and increase in the number of treatments for many conditions and in a corresponding increase in journal articles reporting on these advancements. While it is essential for nurses to remain up-to-date with the latest clinical research, finding the time to read the huge amount of published articles can be difficult.
The Effective Health Care (EHC) Program of AHRQ wants to help
. How do you stay on top of all of the research and know which treatment options you should share with your patients? How do you use the clinical research that is available to you so that you can engage your patients in constructive discussions about their health care?
Let's talk about ways the AHRQ EHC Program can make that easier for you. A good place to start is with a free continuing education activity on Understanding Comparative Effectiveness Research and Applicability to Practice
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