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HelpDesk Answers Learning Path

"Practical, rewarding, and feasible" are three words that come to mind when describing the HelpDesk Answers project as a scholarly activity. The HelpDesk Answers Project introduces new and experienced authors alike to the challenging opportunities that coincide with answering the most relevant questions facing primary care physicians today. A mentor team comprised of the HDA Editor-in-Chief, HDA Deputy Editor, Peer Reviewer, assigned Faculty Co-Author, and FPIN staff offers a unique supportive foundation to authors writing HelpDesk Answers. The FPIN Institute provides authors with the hands-on learning tools needed to get started writing a HelpDesk Answer.

Please watch the videos below before beginning your HDA project.

Introduction to Help Desk Answers - Powerpoint 

Defining Study Types (Optional) 

Dissecting the Clinical Questions - Powerpoint 

HDA Literature Search Demo 

Evaluating the Evidence - Levels of Evidence (LOEs) - Powerpoint

Evaluating the Evidence - Strength of Recommendations (SORs) - Powerpoint

Synthesizing the Evidence  - Powerpoint

Writing an HDA - Powerpoint

 What's Next ? Final Steps to the HDA Project  - Powerpoint

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