Welcome to the online Nursing Journal Club! The articles for this month will count for 2.0 continuing education credits. These articles will be available through August 31. Discussion Via Google Docs/Drive
Article # 1
Beyond evidence-based practice-achieving fundamental changes in research and practice.
Oncology Nursing Forum. 2013 May 1;40(3):208-10. doi: 10.1188/13.ONF.208-210.
Available Full-Text only from the Marianjoy network.
Since the early 2000s, significant discussion about evidence-based practice (EBP) has occurred in the healthcare arena and early steps have been taken toward it; however, searching the EBP literature can be overwhelming. A MEDLINE® (EBSCO) search for evidence-based practice yielded interesting results. When limited to 1999 or prior, 635 articles were identified starting at 1987, and when limited to 2000-2013, 11,511 articles were identified, an 18-fold increase. The concept of EBP has been readily adopted in the healthcare community. However, the questions that remain are: So what? Who cares? Has this avalanche of new information truly changed practice or just added more layers to practice and workloads? Where do we go next? The focus of the current article is to present current initiatives directed toward integrating research and clinical knowledge through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary processes.
Article # 2
Evidence-based practice models for organizational change: overview and practical applications.
Schaffer MA1, Sandau KE, Diedrick L.
Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2013 May;69(5):1197-209. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06122.x. Epub 2012 Aug 9.
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Aim To provide an overview, summary of key features and evaluation of usefulness of six evidence-based practice models frequently discussed in the literature. Background The variety of evidence-based practice models and frameworks, complex terminology and organizational culture challenges nurses in selecting the model that best fits their practice setting. Data sources The authors: (1) initially identified models described in a predominant nursing text; (2) searched the literature through CINAHL from 1998 to current year, using combinations of 'evidence', 'evidence-based practice', 'models', 'nursing' and 'research'; (3) refined the list of selected models based on the initial literature review; and (4) conducted a second search of the literature on the selected models for all available years to locate both historical and recent articles on their use in nursing practice. Discussion Authors described model key features and provided an evaluation of model usefulness based on specific criteria, which focused on facilitating the evidence-based practice process and guiding practice change. Implications for nursing The evaluation of model usefulness can be used to determine the best fit of the models to the practice setting. Conclusion The Johns Hopkins Model and the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice Star Model emphasize the processes of finding and evaluating evidence that is likely to appeal to nursing educators. Organizations may prefer the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services Framework, Advancing Research and Clinical Practice Through Close Collaboration, or Iowa models for their emphasis on team decision-making. An evidence-based practice model that is clear to the clinician and fits the organization will guide a systematic approach to evidence review and practice change.
The purpose of the online Nursing Journal Club is to facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in providing excellent nursing care.
- Identify at least two Evidence-based Practice Models that could be used in your setting
- Identify the difference between interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams
Contact Person: Cindy Bright, E-mail email@example.com 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 by June 30 to receive article on July 1.
Available Credits: 2.0 Contact Hours
Instructions for receiving the credits:
There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for these articles. All components must be completed between August 1 and August 31, 2014:
- After reading the articles, there is a short post-test on the Learning Link. To find the Learning Link module, open and login to Learning Link, click View course catalog, enter PRCH4024 in the Search For box, leave the default category as All courses and then click the Search button to find the August 2014 journal club module. You must complete the post-test on or before August 31 and score at least 80% correct to earn CE credit.
- An evaluation of this learning opportunity is required to obtain CE credit. A link to the SurveyMonkey evaluation in will be found at the end of the post-test in Learning Link. It should take you about two hours to read the articles, take the quiz, complete the evaluation and participate in the discussion.
- As part of the requirements to earn CE credit, you must participate in a discussion about the articles. This discussion will take place via Google Docs/Drive. A Nursing Journal Club designee will generate the discussion. You must participate in the discussion at least 1 time by August 31 to earn CE credit. The discussion is intended to clarify or provide fellow participants with further information on this topic. Suggested discussion focus:
• Your experience with evidence-based practice models in your organization
• How you plan to use the information provided in these articles in your practice
• Respond to another participant’s comments
To add some extra excitement to our Journal Club, we will be offering a $25 gift card in a raffle drawing every quarter for members that earn CE credit. The current raffle covers the months of July, August, and September and the raffle will take place at the end of September. 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 via 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:
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.
If you are having trouble accessing the article or should you have any other questions, please contact Cindy Bright: firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.909.8027. We are excited that you are interested in this opportunity. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have. For further information, visit us at Online Nursing Journal Club.
This program will award 2.0 hours of CE credit. 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 the presenter(s) have indicated they have no bias or conflict of interest. There has been no commercial support for this program.
The Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is a joint effort between the Nursing Department, the Medical Library, and the Research Department