Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tips and tricks for searching CINAHL on EBSCO

Burlew Medical library users-- did you know that there are over 130 one hour CE modules on CINAHL via EBSCO? In order to see the full list, just click on the CE MODULE in the lower left hand section of the CINAHL search page and then hit search. According to CINAHL " Each CEU module consists of course material, an interactive review and a competency test with a certificate of completion. As of April 2006, CINAHL education has received International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) accreditation. The American Nurses Association accepts IACET accredited continuing education.

Depending on the course, it can take from one to several hours to complete a CE course. A course must be completed in a single session. You cannot save a partially-completed course and return to it at a later time." I am told that at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, you would be required to keep your own paperwork regarding these CE's rather than sending the paperwork to Clinical Education. You will also need to do a quick free registration with CINAHL in order to obtain the CE. The topics available range from post traumatic stress disorder to pregnancy in adolescents: fathers. Check it out!!

Tips and Tricks for using CINAHL on EBSCO: ask a librarian

Lbrary users at Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange and Children's Hospital of Orange County-- did you know that you can send the search strategy you used to search CINAHL on EBSCO to the staff of Burlew Medical Library for review? We will receive your questions about searching CINAHL or your search strategy for review by email. Within a short time, we'll either get back to you with a. suggestions as to how to improve your search b. re-do your search for you c. answers to your search questions.

It's very easy to use this "Ask a Librarian" feature. While in CINAHL on EBSCO, simply click on the "Ask a Librarian" icon in the upper right hand corner of your search page. The form that you see here appears. Enter your name, your email and your question. By default, your lit search strategy will be included so that we can review it. It's that simple!!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

3 more nursing research articles from St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California

Efforts led by Dana Rutledge, RN, PhD, Nursing Research Facilitator and the Nursing Research Council at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California are reaping rewards. Three recent articles published by nursing staff at St. Joseph Hospital are :

1. Holist Nurs Pract. 2008 Nov-Dec;22(6):324-35.Uncovering and recognizing nurse caring from clinical narratives.

Norman V, Rutledge DN, Keefer-Lynch AM, Albeg G.St Joseph Hospital, Orange, California 92868, USA. Vivian.Norman@stjoe.org

In an exploratory descriptive study using nurse-written clinical narratives,dimensions of Watson's Theory of Caring are reflected in nurses' descriptions of specific clinical events or situations, and narratives of nurses who are lessexperienced differ in terms of the caring dimensions than do those of moreexperienced nurses.

2. MEDSURG Nursing 2008 Oct;17(5):312-316. Medical Emergency team Implementation: experiences of a mentor hospital.

Jamieson Eleanor, Ferrell Carmen, Rutledge Dana N. St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California 92868, USA. Eleanor.Jamieson@stjoe.org

Rapid response teams (RRTs) provide assessment and early intervention for patients not in critical care.The implementation of RRT using an evidence-based practice framework, which led to decreased resuscitations, critical care transfers, overall mortality, and cost, is described.

3. Journal of Emergency Nursing 2008 article in press. Guesting area: an alternative for boarding mental health patients seen in emergency departments.

Winokur Elizabeth J, Senteno, John M. St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, California 92868, USA. Beth.Winkour@stjoe.org

SJH/CHOC staff may access all of the above articles full text by calling the medical library at 714 771-8291 or via our website http://www.burlewmedicallibrary.org/

Congrats all!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Our very own Victoria Morrison, MSN, FNP, RN and Dana Rutledge, PhD, RN have written a nice article which talks about our exploration into evidence based nursing practice at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California as well as this blog. The article appears in the Oct 27, 2008 edition of Advance for Nurses and can be viewed here. Thanks for the recognition!!