Marianjoy Library

Online Nursing Journal Club

May, 2014

Welcome to the online Nursing Journal Club! The article for this month will count for 1.5 continuing education credits. Attached is the article in PDF format. This article will be available through May 31. Discussion Via Google Docs/Drive

Reading Assignment:

Article
Interpretation and use of statistics in nursing research.
Giuliano KK1, Polanowicz M.

AACN Adv Crit Care. 2008 Apr-Jun;19(2):211-22. doi: 10.1097/01.AACN.0000318124.33889.6e.
Available Full-Text only from the Marianjoy network.

Abstract
A working understanding of the major fundamentals of statistical analysis is required to incorporate the findings of empirical research into nursing practice. The primary focus of this article is to describe common statistical terms, present some common statistical tests, and explain the interpretation of results from inferential statistics in nursing research. An overview of major concepts in statistics, including the distinction between parametric and nonparametric statistics, different types of data, and the interpretation of statistical significance, is reviewed. Examples of some of the most common statistical techniques used in nursing research, such as the Student independent t test, analysis of variance, and regression, are also discussed. Nursing knowledge based on empirical research plays a fundamental role in the development of evidence-based nursing practice. The ability to interpret and use quantitative findings from nursing research is an essential skill for advanced practice nurses to ensure provision of the best care possible for our patients.

Purpose
The purpose of the online Nursing Journal Club is to facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in providing excellent nursing care.


Objectives

  • Identify at least two terms utilized in nursing research
  • Identify the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics

Contact Person: Cindy Bright, E-mail cbright@marianjoy.org   Phone: 630.909.8027                 
Provide your e-mail address

  • you may use either your personal or Marianjoy e-mail address
  • Article will be e-mailed to you
  • Google Docs/Drive will be used for discussion

For further information or any questions, please contact Cindy Bright


Sign Up: SIGN-UP by Apri 30 to receive article on May 1.

Available Credits: 1.5 Contact Hours

Instructions for receiving the credits:

There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for these articles. All components must be completed between May 1 and May 31, 2014:

  1. After reading the articles, there is a short post-test on the Learning Link. To get to the Learning Link module, open and login to Learning Link, click View course catalog, select All courses, and then enter PRCH4021 to find the May 2014 journal module. You must complete the post-test on or before May 31 and score at least 80% correct to earn CE credit.
  2. An evaluation of this learning opportunity is required to obtain the CE credit. A link to the evaluation will be found at the end of the post-test.
  3. As part of the requirements to earn the CE credit, you must participate in a discussion about the article. This discussion will take place via Google Docs/Drive. A Nursing Journal Club designee will generate the discussion. You must respond / participate in the discussion at least 1 time by May 31 to be compliant.

To add some extra excitement to our Journal Club, we will be offering another $25 gift card in a raffle drawing for members that earn CE credit over the months of October, November, and December/January. Raffle will take place at the end of December/January. Be sure to participate so your name will be included in the drawing. As an additional perk, if a participant encourages another Journal Club member to join in the discussion (and the referred member states the referring member’s name in their discussion), we will add the referring member’s name an additional time in the drawing. Remember that both members must earn their CE credit for the month for the referring member to be entered an additional time in the drawing.

The winner will be notified by e-mail and the gift card will be sent to them within 2 weeks after the close of the month.

Instructions to access the Google Docs/Drive Web page for Discussion and to post comments:
  • Click on Google Docs/Drive or the following Link/URL:
  • Ignore the message to upgrade to a modern browser, such as Google Chrome and click on Dismiss (this message may appear on the top)
  • Click on the Comments button (top Right hand) to add your comment
  • Please sign your full name after each comment
  • After typing your comments, click on Comments one more time; you will be able to see your comments
  • For a reply to a specific comment, you may use the Reply button; the comment will appear next to that specific comment, or you may generate your own comment

It should take you approximately 1.5 hours to read the articles, take the quiz and complete the evaluation. 


As a member of the Nursing Journal Club, you will automatically receive subsequent articles on the first of each month. If you would like to cancel your membership at any time, please contact Cindy Bright via e-mail or contact her at 630.909.8027. We will send out a flyer announcing the next article approximately 2 weeks prior to sending it out.


We are excited that you are interested in this new opportunity. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.


Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital- Professional Practice Committee, (OH-387, 9/28/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest(s). This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has not received any commercial support for this program. There will not be any endorsement of products or discussion of off-lable use.

The Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is a joint effort between the Nursing Department, the Medical Library, and the Research Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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