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CEUs Now Available for Contributing to Hooked on Evidence
APTA members now are eligible to receive 0.2 CEUs for each accepted submission to Hooked on Evidence, an expanding database on the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions. To receive CEUs, a member must locate a peer-reviewed article on the effectiveness of a physical therapy intervention that is not currently in the database and satisfactorily complete an online submission that summarizes aspects of evidence from the article. APTA members have entered approximately 1,100 article extractions into the database since its debut in May 2002. Additional help is needed to ensure that all effectiveness studies are included in Hooked on Evidence. By contributing, a participant will enhance his or her knowledge of the evidence available for practice and will be sharing this information with colleagues. For more information on how to contribute to this important APTA initiative, and the requirements for CEU eligibility, visit the Hooked on Evidence Web site or contact David Scalzitti, PT, MS, OCS, APTA's associate director of research services.
APTA recognizes that physical therapists must be able to easily access clinical research if they are to practice evidence-based physical therapy as they provide clinical services. Given the importance of evidence-based practice to the achievement of the APTA's Vision 2020, APTA developed Open Door: APTA's Portal to Evidence-based Practice.Open Door provides members easy access to journals and other resources relevant to clinical practice whenever and wherever they need it. Visit often for full-text access to research and articles from more than 2,500 leading clinical and academic publications on topics critical to clinical practice. Send questions, comments, and suggestions to OpenDoor@apta.org.