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Table 2 Activities of the Capacity Building Service and workshop learning objectives

From: Sustainability in Health care by Allocating Resources Effectively (SHARE) 7: supporting staff in evidence-based decision-making, implementation and evaluation in a local healthcare setting

Training workshops  
Interactive workshops to improve knowledge and skills  
 ▪ Evidence-based change process (½ day)  
  – To understand the steps in developing, implementing and evaluating a change process  
  – To apply the principles of evidence based practice to each step  
  – To outline methods of collecting the information required to develop, implement and evaluate your project using this framework  
  – To learn and share practical hints and tips for successful evidence-based change  
 ▪ Evidence-based practice (4 x ½ day)  
  – To understand PICO elements and develop a searchable question  
  – To learn the best research design to answer specific questions  
  – To learn methods for searching health databases and undertake your own searches  
  – To understand the role of chance, bias and confounding  
  – To learn methods for critical appraisal and undertake appraisal exercises  
 ▪ Introduction to implementation (½ day)  
  – To understand the principles of evidence-based implementation  
  – To learn methods for identifying barriers and enablers and developing implementation strategies  
  – To learn and share practical hints and tips for successful evidence-based implementation  
  – To design an implementation plan for your project  
 ▪ Introduction to evaluation (½ day)  
  – To understand evaluation: What? Why? When?  
  – To understand evaluation frameworks and plans and data collection methods and sources  
  − To consider the role of ethics in evaluation  
  − To understand Program Logic Models  
 ▪ Using evidence in decision-making (1½ hours)  
  – To consider the deliberation process and the role of decision-making criteria  
  – To discuss the principles of evidence-based decision-making (EBDM)  
  – To understand the implications of research design, level of evidence, quality, applicability, lack of evidence  
  – To apply the learnings in worked examples  
  – To be introduced to resources and services that support EBDM  
Problem solving/support sessions  
Rotating 4 weekly series of open workshops to provide ongoing support to workshop participants undertaking projects.  
 ▪ Week 1: Finding and appraising evidence and interpreting results  
 ▪ Week 2: Planning and implementing projects  
 ▪ Week 3: Evaluating programs and projects  
 ▪ Week 4: Developing guidelines and protocols  
Online resources/teaching (to be sourced or developed)  
 ▪ Electronic workbook  
 ▪ PowerPoint presentation/s  
 ▪ Self-assessment quizzes