1. Introduction

1. Introduction

vet at a scanner

Once you have Acquired and Appraised the evidence on your particular clinical question, it is important to determine whether the answers you have generated can be applied to your circumstances: the clinic, location or country where you work, the case in front of you and/or the availability of therapies, and the individual needs of the owner. The application of evidence into practice can sometimes be challenging, as you will see in this section.

By the end of this section you will be able to:

  • use a structured framework to determine whether the evidence is applicable to you, your patients, your environment and the owner
  • develop clinical practice guidelines and protocols
  • describe ways of communicating evidence to colleagues and clients.