Wednesday, August 02, 2017

St. Joseph RNs publish in Journal of Emergency Nursing

Congratulations to Andrea Pallares, RN and Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN, on their newly published article on the recognition of West Nile Encephalitis. SJO employees have access to the full article through Burlew Medical Library. Contact library staff for more details.
J Emerg Nurs. 2017 Jul 13. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2017.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]
West Nile Encephalitis in the Emergency Department: Prevalence and Recognition.
Pallares AC, Winokur EJ.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

St. Joseph RNs publish in JEN: Journal of Emergency Nursing

Congratulations to Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN, Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC, PMH and Dana Rutledge, PhD, RN for their newly published article on psychiatric education for nurses at St. Joseph Hospital. SJO employees have access to the full article through Burlew Medical Library. Contact library staff for more details.

Effect of Concentrated Psychiatric Education on Perceived Competence to Care for Behavioral Health Patients.
Winokur EJ, Loucks J, Rutledge DN

Abstract Increasing numbers of behavioral patients are presenting to emergency departments, where competency of staff to care for this group is unknown. METHODS: This pre-post study measured the effects of a 7-hour conference on perceived competency of nurses and allied health professionals to care for behavioral health (BH) patients, as measured by the 23-item Behavioral Health Care Competency (BHCC) survey. RESULTS: Of 102 participants, most were emergency nurses (72%), acute care nurses and case managers (20%), and allied health personnel (trauma technicians and paramedics) (8%). Before the conference, participants had moderate average perceived competency in caring for BH patients. BHCC scores differed significantly by job category, with emergency nurses scoring higher than did nonemergency nurses and allied health personnel. Overall competence of participants increased significantly after the conference. The effect size, as reflected by partial eta squared, was 0.265. Significant increases in scores from before to after the conference occurred for the total BHCC and 2 competencies: practice/intervention and resource adequacy. DISCUSSION: This study provides needed research demonstrating improved perceived competency of nurses and allied health professionals to care for BH patients in emergency departments after brief concentrated education. Improvements occurred despite the fact that participants had initial baseline competencies that were higher than those of general hospital nurses from a historical sample.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Picks from the literature - December 2016


Here are my picks from the literature for December 2016. Articles are accessible to St. Joseph Nurses via the Burlew Medical Library website. Or contact the library at 714-771-8291 for assistance.

1. The integration and evaluation of a social-media facilitated journal club to enhance the student learning experience of evidence-based practice: A case study.
Ferguson, Caleb; DiGiacomo, Michelle; Gholizadeh, Leila; Ferguson, Leila E.; Hickman, Louise D.;
Nurse Education Today, Jan2017; 48 123-128.

2. Engaging patients in understanding and using evidence to inform shared decision making.
Cohen, Monique D.;
Patient Education & Counseling, Jan2017; 100(1): 2-3.

3. Engaging patients in the uptake, understanding, and use of evidence: Addressing barriers and facilitators of successful engagement.
Street Jr., Richard L.; Volk, Robert J.; Lowenstein, Lisa; Michael Fordis Jr., C.;
Patient Education & Counseling, Jan2017; 100(1): 4-4.

4. Updated evidence-based guide to smoking cessation therapies.
Siddiqui, Faraz; Huque, Rumana; Dogar, Omara;
British Journal of Community Nursing, Dec2016; 21(12): 607-611.

5. Developing Competency to Sustain Evidence-Based Practice.
Fisher, Cheryl; Cusack, Georgie; Cox, Kim; Feigenbaum, Kathryn; Wallen, Gwenyth R.;
Journal of Nursing Administration, Nov2016; 46(11): 581-585.

6. Factors that affect nurse practitioners' implementation of evidence-based practice.
Hellier, Susan; Cline, Thomas;
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Nov2016; 28(11): 612-621.

7. Promoting Bedside Nurse-Led Research Through a Dedicated Neuroscience Nursing Research Fellowship.
Stutzman, Sonja; Olson, DaiWai; Supnet, Charlene; Harper, Caryn; Brown-Cleere, Shelley; McCulley, Becky; Goldberg, Mark;
Journal of Nursing Administration, Dec2016; 46(12): 648-653.

8. Nurse staffing and patient outcomes: Are we asking the right research question?
Welton, John. M.;
International Journal of Nursing Studies, Nov2016; 63 A1-A2.

9. Turning a clinical question into nursing research: the benefits of a pilot study.
Henson, Angela; Jeffrey, Carol;
Renal Society of Australasia Journal, Nov2016; 12(3): 99-105.

10. Creative Approaches to Increasing Hospital-Based Nursing Research.
Wilson, Barbara; Kelly, Lesly; Reifsnider, Elizabeth; Pipe, Teri; Brumfield, Valerie;
Journal of Nursing Administration, Oct2016 Supplement; S27-S35.

11. Nurses' Research Capacity, Use of Evidence, and Research Productivity in Acute Care.
Duffy, Joanne R.; Culp, Stacey; Sand-Jecklin, Kari; Stroupe, Lya; Lucke-Wold, Noelle;
Journal of Nursing Administration, Oct2016 Supplement; S43-S48.

12. Fostering Clinical Nurse Research in a Hospital Context.
Hatfield, Linda A.; Kutney-Lee, Ann; Hallowell, Sunny G.; Del Guidice, Mary; Ellis, Lauren N.; Verica, Lindsey; Aiken, Linda H.;
Journal of Nursing Administration, Oct2016 Supplement; S49-S53.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

St. Joseph Hospital RNs publish in AORN Journal

Congratulations to Vivian Norman, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Kim Rossillo, BSN, RN, PCCN and Katie Skelton, MBA, RN, NEA-BC for their newly published article on creating a healing environment at St. Joseph Hospital. SJO employees have access to the full article through Burlew Medical Library. Contact library staff for more details.

Creating Healing Environments Through the Theory of Caring November 2016; 104(5) 401–409

Abstract: We describe the journey of personnel at one hospital to create a healing environment for patients and staff members at all levels through the implementation of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and her Caritas Processes (ie, loving kindness, authentic presence, spirituality, being the environment, believing in miracles). We used experiential teaching and learning to explore the nursing theory with staff members. Positive outcomes include using Caritas Processes care plans in our electronic medical record, greater ease in the understanding and application of Watson’s theory, integrating a blessing for nurses during National Nurses Week, inclusion of ministry formation courses to extend the mission of the hospital’s founding religious order to current and future employees, and positive patient feedback. As a result of theory application, our nurses are more open to discussing caring, authentic presence and, when appropriate, prayer in their clinical narratives and how it is affecting patients and themselves.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Congratulations to St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Care Center nurses!

St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Care Center nurses Belinda Leos, RN, MSN, Sherry Endo, RN, MSN, Robert Garcia, RN, MSN, CMSRN, and Beth Winokur, RN, PhD, CEN were awarded first place in the research category for their poster, Evaluating Fall Tools for the Emergency Setting at the National Emergency Nursing Annual Scientific Assembly.

Other presentations at this conference by our ECC staff included the poster, A Recipe for Success: Integrating a Sepsis Bundle into the Emergency Department by Laura Derr, RN, BSN, CEN, Dixie Stiles, RN, MSN, CEN, and Soledad Mathus, RN, BSN. Beth Winokur, RN, PhD, CEN and Juleene McGowan, RN, BSN, CEN, presented poster and podium entitled “A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words: Using Pictographs to Improve Health Care Literacy.” Jeannine Loucks, RN-BC, MSN, and Beth Winokur, RN, PhD, CEN also presented their research poster – Have No Fear: The Effects of Education on Perceived Competence to Care for Behavioral Health Patients.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Danielle's Pick from the Literature - September 2016

Here are my picks from the literature for September 2016. Articles are accessible to St. Joseph Nurses via the Burlew Medical Library website. Or contact the library at 714-771-8291 for assistance.

1. Nursing research ethics, guidance and application in practice. Doody, Owen; Noonan, Maria; British Journal of Nursing, 7/28/2016; 25(14): 803-807.

Abstract: Ethics is fundamental to good research practice and the protection of society. From a historical point of view, research ethics has had a chequered past and without due cognisance there is always the potential for research to do harm. Research ethics is fundamental to research practice, nurse education and the development of evidence. In conducting research, it is important to plan for and anticipate any potential or actual risks. To engage in research, researchers need to develop an understanding and knowledge of research ethics and carefully plan how to address ethics within their research. This article aims to enhance students’ and novice researchers’ research ethics understanding and its application to nursing research.

2. An Integrative Review of Engaging Clinical Nurses in Nursing Research. Scala, Elizabeth; Price, Carrie; Day, Jennifer; Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Jul2016; 48(4): 423-430.

3. The practice of nursing research: getting ready for 'ethics' and the matter of character. Sellman, Derek; Nursing Inquiry, Mar2016; 23(1): 24-31.

4. Clinical Nurse Specialist Roles in Conducting Research. Albert, Nancy M.; Rice, Karen L.; Waldo, Mary J.; Bena, James F.; Mayo, Ann M.; Morrison, Shannon L.; Westlake, Cheryl; Ellstrom, Kathleen; Powers, Jan; Foster, Jan; Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, Sep/Oct2016; 30(5): 292-301.

5. Fostering Clinical Nurse Research in a Hospital Context. Hatfield, Linda A.; Kutney-Lee, Ann; Hallowell, Sunny G.; Del Guidice, Mary; Ellis, Lauren N.; Verica, Lindsey; Aiken, Linda H.; Journal of Nursing Administration, May2016; 46(5): 245-249.

6. Effectiveness of an education intervention to strengthen nurses' readiness for evidence-based practice: A single-blind randomized controlled study. Saunders, Hannele; Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Katri; Stevens, Kathleen R.; Applied Nursing Research, Aug2016; 31 175-185.

7. Effects of Education Programs on Evidence- Based Practice Implementation for Clinical Nurses. Jae Youn Sim; Keum Seong Jang; Nam Young Kim; Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Aug2016; 47(8): 363-371.

8. The Imperative: Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Role. Gibson, Lynette M.; South Carolina Nurse, Jul-Sep2016; 23(3): 14

9. Incorporating Evidence-Based Practice Learning Into a Nurse Residency Program. Jackson, Nichole; Journal of Nursing Administration, May2016; 46(5): 278-283.

10. Implementing and Sustaining Evidence Based Practice Through a Nursing Journal Club. Gardner Jr., Kevin; Kanaskie, Mary Louise; Knehans, Amy C.; Salisbury, Sarah; Doheny, Kim K.; Schirm, Victoria; Applied Nursing Research, Aug2016; 31 139-145.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

St. Joseph Hospital Nurses Publish Article

Congratulations to Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN, Dana Rutledge, PhD, RN and Amy Hayes, MSN, RN for their newly published article on factors that motivate or impede nurses employed by a Magnet® organization to pursue a baccalaureate education. SJO employees have access to the full article through Burlew Medical Library. Contact library staff for more details.

MAGNET® FACILITY NURSES: PURSUING A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE IN NURSING
ELIZABETH J. WINOKUR, PHD, RN, CEN, DANA N. RUTLEDGE, PHD, RN, AND AMY HAYES, MSN, RN

Abstract: The aim is to explore factors that motivate and obstacles that impede nurses from pursuing baccalaureate education when employed by a Magnet® organization. In the Future of Nursing (2011), the Institute of Medicine concluded that the baccalaureate should be the minimum education for nurses. Magnet organizations are encouraged to meet the Institute of Medicine goal of 80% of nurses with a baccalaureate by 2020. In February 2014, a 15-item on-line survey was sent to nurses at a western Magnet-designated hospital to assess factors that motivate registered nurses to achieve a baccalaureate. Descriptive statistics and a general thematic analysis were completed. A 20% response rate (N = 191) was achieved. Most respondents (78%) entered nursing as associate degree/diploma graduates, and most (84%) either had a baccalaureate or master's degree or were currently enrolled in school. Encouragement from other nurses was the factor most frequently selected as facilitating return to school. Impeding factors included age and family responsibilities. A minority of nurses reported that they did not believe that a baccalaureate would make them a better nurse. Findings suggest that peer and leadership support play a larger role in facilitating baccalaureate completion more than previously reported. Additional research is needed to explore the role of registered nurse to registered nurse encouragement in facilitating educational advancement.
(Index words: Magnet; Baccalaureate education; Nursing education; Motivation; Education, post RN; School re-entry) J Prof Nurs 0:1–9, 2016.