Thursday, December 15, 2016

Nursing Journal Literature: Incorporating Librarians into Your EBP Process

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is widely recognized as the standard in nursing care.  It is important for nurses to understand how to:

  •  Find relevant information
  • Evaluate its credibility
  • Apply it to practice

The Ascension Wisconsin Librarians know that nurses are busy with patient care and find it difficult to make the time to dedicate to research and reviewing the information.

The solution?  Talk to your Ascension Wisconsin Librarian!  Your Librarians:
  • Are expert literature database searchers
  • Are knowledgeable about the EBP process
  • Have the time, talent, and resources to help you incorporate EBP into your practice

Take a look at the nursing literature that supports partnerships with librarians:

Eresuma, E., & Lake, E. (2016). How do I find the evidence? Orthopaedic Nursing, 35(6), 421-423. doi:10.1097/NOR.0000000000000299

Stielstra, J. (2014). Hospital librarians to the rescue...Hastings, C., Fisher, C.A., Searching for proof: Creating and using an actionable PICO question. NURS MANAGE 2014 aug; 45(8): 9-12. Nursing Management, 45(10), 8-8. doi:10.1097/01.NUMA.0000453940.77781.ab

McGrath, J. M., & Brandon, D. (2014). Searching the literature is not for the faint of heart! Advances in Neonatal Care (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins), 14(4), 229-231. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000111

Attwood, C. A., & Wellik, K. E. (2012). Collaboration, collegiality, and cooperation. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(5), 487-490.

Newland, J. (2012). Celebrating medical librarians. Nurse Practitioner, 37(10), 5-5. doi:10.1097/01.NPR.0000419301.77137.1a

Määttä, S., & Wallmyr, G. (2010). Clinical librarians as facilitators of nurses' evidence-based practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(23), 3427-3434. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03345.x

Miller, L. C., Jones, B. B., Graves, R. S., & Sievert, M. C. (2010). Merging silos: Collaborating for information literacy. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41(6), 267-272. doi:10.3928/00220124-20100401-03

Krom, Z. R., Batten, J., & Bautista, C. (2010). A unique collaborative nursing evidence-based practice initiative using the Iowa model: A clinical nurse specialist, a health science librarian, and a staff nurse's success story. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 24(2), 54-59. doi:10.1097/NUR.0b013e3181cf5537

Hallyburton, A., & St John, B. (2010). Partnering with your library to strengthen nursing research. Journal of Nursing Education, 49(3), 164-167. doi:10.3928/01484834-20091118-04

There’s plenty more literature (from other sources) that illustrates the importance/advantages to including your librarian in finding evidence-based research.  Your Librarian is always happy to provide you with literature!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Nurse's Choice Recommended Reading - December 2016

December, 2016

Foundations of Pharmacotherapy for Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction: Evidence Meets Practice, Part II
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, November/December 2016

Facing Death: A Critical Analysis of Advance Care Planning in the United States
Advances in Nursing Science, October/December 2016

Evaluation and treatment of vitamin D deficiency
The Nurse Practitioner, November 20 2016

Alarm Fatigue: Use of an Evidence-Based Alarm Management Strategy
Journal of Nursing Care Quality, January/March 2017

Pressure Ulcers in the Intensive Care Unit: An Analysis of Skin Barrier Risk Factors
Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing, November2016

Medication Safety: Using the AGS Beers Criteria
Home Healthcare Now, November/December 2016

Preventing Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury
AJN The American Journal of Nursing, December 2016

The Relationship Between Nurse-Reported Safety Culture and the Patient Experience
Journal of Nursing Administration, December 2016

An Evidence-Based Infant Safe Sleep Program to Reduce Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, November 2016

The Design and Redesign of a Clinical Ladder Program: Thinking Big and Overcoming Challenges
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, November/December 2016

* List and links courtesy of Anne Chaney at Wolters-Kluwer/Ovid.
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