"Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) has been defined as "the conscientious", explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. The practice of evidence based medicine means integrating individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research" David Sackett et. al "Evidence Based Medicine: What it is and What it isn't" BMJ 312 No. 7023 (1996).
SPECIALTY PAY CERTIFIED AUDIOLOGIST and SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS
What is Specialty Recognition?
Specialty Recognition is a means by which audiologists or speech-language pathologists with advanced knowledge, skills and experience beyond the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A or CCC-SLP) can be recognized by consumers, colleagues, referral/payor sources, and the general public.
If you are interested in becoming certified or would like information regarding Speech/Audiologists certification please visit this link at the American Speech Language Hearing website.
**Upon receiving the Certificate of Clinical Competence USPHS Audiologists and SLPs are entitled to NBCP pay (Non-physician board certified pay). To apply for board certified pay please refer to CCPM regulations.
CCC-Speech Language Pathology
Audiologists and SLPs with Other Certifications or Specialties
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CLINICAL RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS
Byrne DC, Reeves ER: Analysis of nonstandard noise dosimeter microphone positions. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 5(3):197-209, 2008.
Byrne DC: The Consequences of 'Leaky' Enclosures. Sound & Vibration 36(1):36-38, 2002.
Frank TA, Byrne DC, and Richards LA: Bone Conduction Threshold Levels for Different Bone Vibrator Types. Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders 53(3):295-301, 1988.
Morata TC, Themann CL, Randolph RF, Verbsky BL, Byrne DC, Reeves ER: Working in noise with a hearing loss: perceptions from workers, supervisors, and hearing conservation program managers. Ear & Hearing 26(6):529-545, 2005.
Michael KL and Byrne DC: Current State of Insert-type Hearing Protector Fit-Testing: Follow-on measurements in the Steel Industry and Fit-Testing in a Mobile Environment. Spectrum 19(1):14-16, 2002.
Randolph RF, Kohler JL, and Byrne DC: Communicating the Same Message with Different Media: An Example from Hearing Loss Prevention" in Strategies for Improving Miners' Training. Information Circular 9463, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-156: 2002.
Sparks S, Rakocevic G, Joe G, Manoli I, Shrader JA, Harris-Love M, Sonies B, Ciccone C, Dorward H, Krasnewich D, Huizing M, Dalakas M, Gahl W: Pilot study of the use of intravenous immune globulin in hereditary inclusion body myopathy. BMC Neurology, 2007.
If you have conducted/participated in any research in the past and would like your study to be included, please forward authors names, study title, journal published, publication volume/page, and year. Submit all research contributions to CarlosEstevezPT@yahoo.com
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EVIDENCE BASED CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
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- COURSE DESCRIPTION
- COURSE LOCATION
- COURSE COST
- COMMENTS FROM ATTENDEES
Any comments or recommendations for any course that promotes Evidence Based Practices should be forwarded to CarlosEstevezPT@yahoo.com please include the above information and limit to 2-3 lines for comments.
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CAT EXPRESS: Critically Appraised Topics and summaries of peer-reviewed literature summarized by USPHS Therapists.
Contributions are welcome to develop this section and keep it current. Forward contributions to CarlosEstevezPT@yahoo.com. In constructing a new Critically Appraised Topic, please use the CATmaker link for guidance.
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EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE LINKS - some sites may be blocked from government worksites. If so, please consider accessing from home.
Look for free full-text access to journal articles at these websites:
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CLINICAL CONSULTATION FORUMS/BLOGS
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SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY and AUDIOLOGY PRESENTATION POSTINGS
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