Medical | Jackie Skeith, MS, RN-BC| April 04, 2019
The pitfalls of Internet searching for clinical evidence summarized into four key risks by EBSCO Health Implementation Manager, Jackie Skeith, MS, RN-BC.
“Just Google it.” Today we hear this phrase often. Google, other search engines, and the internet in general have become a means and a source for many to answer a myriad of questions.
Clinicians have a lot of questions, too. Internet search engine usage is common among healthcare professionals for finding answers to point-of-care clinical questions. However, there are issues with using search engines and internet sites to determine these answers. For clinicians to provide the most appropriate care, current evidence-based information, obtained via credible resources, must be easily accessed, assessed and applied.
To take a deeper dive into these pitfalls and learn how EBSCO Health’s robust suite of evidence-based clinical decision support tools including DynaMed Plus®, Dynamic Health™, and Nursing Reference Center™ Plus can provide clinicians with fast, accurate evidence-based answers to their questions at the point of care, download our free whitepaper, “I’ll Just Google It: The Case Against Internet Searching for Clinical Evidence.”
Jackie Skeith, MS, RN-BC, is currently a Health Implementation Manager, U.S. Northeast Region and Canada, at EBSCO Health. A registered nurse, Jackie worked clinically in medical-surgical and cardiac step-down units. She has held healthcare informatics positions in hospital, home health and vendor settings for over 20 years. Jackie has a master’s degree in healthcare informatics and is a board-certified Informatics nurse.
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