3000.0 Integrating Science and Service: Defining Evidence-Based Practices and Learning from Clinical Examples of Implementation form the Field

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
Panel Discussion
This session will review current criteria used to define programs or practices as evidence based or promising. Examples of classification systems for Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) will be reviewed including NREPP. The presenters will then draw on real-world examples of researchers and clinicians working together to incorporate EBPs into clinical settings. Challenges and lessons learned will be reviewed and issues of fidelity and adaptation will be addressed. The session will be moderated by Thomas Freese. In the first presentation, Drs. Freese and Larkins will provide an overview of evidence-based practices and criteria for specific programs to be identified as such. Dr. Brigham will then discuss his experience in conducting research on buprenorphine in a clinical setting in Ohio. Drawing on this research experience, he will then discuss the challenges and successes dealt with while incorporating buprenorphine into routine clinical care in his treatment setting. Finally, Dr. Farabee will review research on a continuing care strategy using phone call to participants who have completed an acute treatment episode to encourage participation in continuing care activities and provide examples of how this has been used in treatment settings. Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to discuss challenges and strategies of overcoming them with the presenters, including issues related to fidelity to the original research versus adaptation for specific programmatic reasons.
Session Objectives: Learning Objectives Describe the nature of evidence use in determining Evidence-Based Practices; Describe challenges in incorporating evidence based practices from research environments into clinical treatment settings; Identify lessons learned from real-world experiences of incorporating EBPs in treatment settings.

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing