The neuron model: An educational tool for evidence-based practice and interprofessional care
Keywords:Clinical decision, Evidence-based practice, Information, Interprofessional care, Neuron model
Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the usefulness of the neuron model in educating how evidence-based drug information and interprofessional care interface.
Methods: The Neuron model of evidence-based practice and interprofessional care was introduced in an online session to a group of healthcare professionals at a United Arab Emirates (UAE) tertiary-level care hospital in March 2021. A Google Form survey was used to assess the usefulness of the neuron model.
Results: Among those who responded to the form, 90% of healthcare professionals said that the neuron model was useful. This agreement improved significantly (Wilcoxon Signed-Rank test p-value > 0.05), and persisted even after six months.
Conclusion: The healthcare professionals agreed that the neuron model was beneficial in visualising how evidence-based practice and interprofessional care interface with each other, integrate into the academic health system, and help identify areas of improvement for healthcare professionals.
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