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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162366
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategies to Implement a Journal Club in the Emergency Department
Abstract:
Strategies to Implement a Journal Club in the Emergency Department
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2010
Author:Borkowski, Stephanie, RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Title:Clinical Nurse II
Contact Address:3400 Spruce Street Silverstein Ground, Philadelphia, PA, 19105, USA
Contact Telephone:215-349-8764
Co-Authors:Sandra Dietrich, RN, MSN, MHA
[ENA Annual Conference - Evidence-based Practice Presentation]
Purpose: The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Model for Magnet has five Model components in which one component, New Knowledge, Innovations, & Improvements emphasizes outcomes, source of evidence and nursing research. ED nurses looked at variety of ways to translate evidence to the patient. The decision was made to initiate a journal club and translate current evidenced-based practice to the bedside practitioner, enabling them to identify opportunities to improve practice.

Design: Staff development project.

Setting: The project was initiated in an Emergency Department of an urban Level I trauma center.

Participants: An interdisciplinary group of nurses, residents, pharmacists, nursing students and adjunct nursing faculty at neighboring universities.

Methods: The nursing staff researched ways to integrate evidence-based practice and translate research to the ED patient's bedside. Several options were discussed and put into operation including a journal club. The journal club implementation began with the staff wanting a venue to review and discuss evidenced-based practice and identify opportunities to improve practice. A new to practice Clinical Level I nurse resurrected a defunct journal club utilizing new research articles (< 2 years old) in order to effect positive change with regard to current and timely patient care situations. There were many barriers identified to resurrecting the journal club, such as: non-commitment of staff, validity of research, negative attitudes, and lack of knowledge about applying research in the ED nursing practice. The novice nurse was empowered to review the manner in which information is shared in the department and among staff, then change the traditional information-sharing meeting into an open discussion led by group members. Most articles are chosen based on a recent event that could have been handled differently. The open discussions have allowed the staff to integrate patient safety and quality initiatives and peer review opportunities through a productive, informative and non-threatening manner.

Results: Evidenced based practice has increased in the department, resulting in many practice changes and at least one policy change. Nurses are becoming empowered to provide care based on recent evidence.

Implications: Empowering nurses at all levels increases involvement and buy-in from staff. Innovation and non-traditional ways to deliver research information needed for translating evidence based practice and ensuring safe patient care is key to successful patient outcomes in the emergency department.

Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies to Implement a Journal Club in the Emergency Departmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162366-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Strategies to Implement a Journal Club in the Emergency Department</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Borkowski, Stephanie, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse II</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3400 Spruce Street Silverstein Ground, Philadelphia, PA, 19105, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">215-349-8764</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Stephanie.Borkowski@uphs.upenn.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sandra Dietrich, RN, MSN, MHA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[ENA Annual Conference - Evidence-based Practice Presentation] <br/>Purpose: The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Model for Magnet has five Model components in which one component, New Knowledge, Innovations, &amp; Improvements emphasizes outcomes, source of evidence and nursing research. ED nurses looked at variety of ways to translate evidence to the patient. The decision was made to initiate a journal club and translate current evidenced-based practice to the bedside practitioner, enabling them to identify opportunities to improve practice.<br/><br/>Design: Staff development project.<br/><br/>Setting: The project was initiated in an Emergency Department of an urban Level I trauma center.<br/><br/>Participants: An interdisciplinary group of nurses, residents, pharmacists, nursing students and adjunct nursing faculty at neighboring universities.<br/><br/>Methods: The nursing staff researched ways to integrate evidence-based practice and translate research to the ED patient's bedside. Several options were discussed and put into operation including a journal club. The journal club implementation began with the staff wanting a venue to review and discuss evidenced-based practice and identify opportunities to improve practice. A new to practice Clinical Level I nurse resurrected a defunct journal club utilizing new research articles (&lt; 2 years old) in order to effect positive change with regard to current and timely patient care situations. There were many barriers identified to resurrecting the journal club, such as: non-commitment of staff, validity of research, negative attitudes, and lack of knowledge about applying research in the ED nursing practice. The novice nurse was empowered to review the manner in which information is shared in the department and among staff, then change the traditional information-sharing meeting into an open discussion led by group members. Most articles are chosen based on a recent event that could have been handled differently. The open discussions have allowed the staff to integrate patient safety and quality initiatives and peer review opportunities through a productive, informative and non-threatening manner.<br/><br/>Results: Evidenced based practice has increased in the department, resulting in many practice changes and at least one policy change. Nurses are becoming empowered to provide care based on recent evidence.<br/><br/>Implications: Empowering nurses at all levels increases involvement and buy-in from staff. Innovation and non-traditional ways to deliver research information needed for translating evidence based practice and ensuring safe patient care is key to successful patient outcomes in the emergency department.<br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:26:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:26:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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