A NURSING JOURNAL CLUB TO HELP PROMOTE EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE IN THE PRIVATE PRACTICE SETTING

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165242
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A NURSING JOURNAL CLUB TO HELP PROMOTE EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE IN THE PRIVATE PRACTICE SETTING
Author(s):
Fortenbaugh, Cathy; Consalvo, Kim
Author Details:
Cathy Fortenbaugh, RN MSN AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: fortenbc@pahosp.com; Kim Consalvo, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Integrating new research findings, best practices, and guidelines can be challenging for both staff nurses and advance practice nurses in the private practice setting. A Journal Club can be established to meet these challenges. To establish a Journal Club for all nurses in a private practice to address relevant clinical topics, increase interaction among nurses in various parts of the practice, increase nursing knowledge, standardize care, and promote evidence based practice changes. A quarterly journal club was established and all practice nurses including staff nurses, managers, research nurses, and advance practice nurses were invited to participate. One person was assigned to select the topic, distribute the article/s and lead the discussion. Participants were responsible to read the article/s and come prepared to discuss the topic. The Journal Club was held directly after clinic hours in the conference room and dinner was provided. Finding the ideal time and place for the group to meet and sustaining long-term interest were perceived at the groups inception to be potential challenges. Topics in 2006 included peripheral neuropathy, mucositis, neutropenia and pain. The journal club was very well received and attended throughout the year. Excellent discussion took place at each meeting. Contact hours were offered with some of the articles. Staff verbalized that they appreciated this method of learning and interaction. In addition it increased team spirit. Practice changes were introduced as a result of the discussions. Based on the positive feedback the Journal Club will continue forward in 2007. Journal clubs are an ideal way to disseminate evidence and improve nursing care. It worked well in the private practice setting but could be adapted to fit any setting.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA NURSING JOURNAL CLUB TO HELP PROMOTE EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE IN THE PRIVATE PRACTICE SETTINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFortenbaugh, Cathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorConsalvo, Kimen_US
dc.author.detailsCathy Fortenbaugh, RN MSN AOCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pennsylvania Oncology Hematology Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: fortenbc@pahosp.com; Kim Consalvo, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165242-
dc.description.abstractIntegrating new research findings, best practices, and guidelines can be challenging for both staff nurses and advance practice nurses in the private practice setting. A Journal Club can be established to meet these challenges. To establish a Journal Club for all nurses in a private practice to address relevant clinical topics, increase interaction among nurses in various parts of the practice, increase nursing knowledge, standardize care, and promote evidence based practice changes. A quarterly journal club was established and all practice nurses including staff nurses, managers, research nurses, and advance practice nurses were invited to participate. One person was assigned to select the topic, distribute the article/s and lead the discussion. Participants were responsible to read the article/s and come prepared to discuss the topic. The Journal Club was held directly after clinic hours in the conference room and dinner was provided. Finding the ideal time and place for the group to meet and sustaining long-term interest were perceived at the groups inception to be potential challenges. Topics in 2006 included peripheral neuropathy, mucositis, neutropenia and pain. The journal club was very well received and attended throughout the year. Excellent discussion took place at each meeting. Contact hours were offered with some of the articles. Staff verbalized that they appreciated this method of learning and interaction. In addition it increased team spirit. Practice changes were introduced as a result of the discussions. Based on the positive feedback the Journal Club will continue forward in 2007. Journal clubs are an ideal way to disseminate evidence and improve nursing care. It worked well in the private practice setting but could be adapted to fit any setting.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:15:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:15:02Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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