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  • PTNow Expands Resources, Offers New Search Experience

    If you haven't checked out PTNow lately, you haven't checked out PTNow.

    APTA's online evidence-based practice resource has been updated and expanded significantly. Just how significantly? Additions include:

    • 92 new clinical practice guidelines (and more than 80 updates to existing ones)
    • More than 50 new tests and measures, including new resources on pain and cognitive impairment
    • 22 new clinical summaries
    • 20 new Cochrane reviews

    And getting at those resources is now easier than ever, thanks to a  retooled search function that's both user-friendly and expansive, providing members with easy access to journals and other resources relevant to clinical practice. The PTNow site has also simplified its access to its CPG+ collection, which provides expert appraisal of selected CPGs.

    "The new resources at PTNow enrich offerings to clinicians in some truly meaningful ways," said Anne Reicherter, PT, DPT, PhD, a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist and APTA’s senior practice specialist overseeing the PTNow expansion. "And it's not just about the new material—updates to earlier clinical summaries on subjects such as total knee arthroplasty, falls, traumatic brain injury, and unilateral vestibular dysfunction will connect members with some of the latest and best evidence out there."

    Comments

    • Very nice job, Anne. This is a very helpful page. I already added one of the outcome measures to my arsenal! Thanks for your efforts.

      Posted by Doug Slick on 9/13/2017 5:58 PM

    • Thanks to all of the PT members who served as authors, reviewers, editors. It is so nice to see all of your hard work on the site.Thank you to the APTA staff whose team effort made this possible. I look forward to hearing about how the association will monitor the impact of this resource on gaining members, reducing unwarranted variability in practice and facilitating the training of clinicians in practice. Further, I look forward to the day when this resource will be part of the international PT community. Judith Deutsch (APTA member since 1985)

      Posted by Judith Deutsch -> =HUcA on 9/19/2017 6:45 PM

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