“Evidence … is only as useful as the end user is willing to put it into practice”.

This piece begins with a discussion about translational research, the way in which individual studies are looked at and combined into more accessible guidelines.

How do you become an ‘informed consumer’ of information and evidence?

Also, what is the latest thinking as regards “pharmacogenomics”? Is it true to say that “within the next ten years we’re not going to see healthcare delivered … without genetic information underpinning it”? How do genetics and research in that area come into play as regards anesthesia practice?

Finally how do practitioners take the initiative and become leaders in their field?

This piece was recorded at the 2019 Annual Conference of The Oregan Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

The Joanna Briggs Institute is here: https://joannabriggs.org/

The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is here: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/

Their UK website is here: https://uk.cochrane.org/

Presented by Desiree Chappell with her guest Dru Riddle, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the School of Nurse Anesthesia at Texas Christian University, Associate Professor of Medical Education, TCU School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Translational Research: A JBI Center of Excellence and Cochrane US TCU Center.