Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Julie's picks from the literature: March

Here are my picks from the most recent nursing articles dealing with nursing research and evidence based nursing. Staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and Children's Hospital of Orange County may be able to access some of these articles via the library's website.

1. A nursing clinical decision support system and potential predictors
of head-of-bed position for patients receiving mechanical
ventilation.(includes abstract); Lyerla F; LeRouge C; Cooke DA; Turpin
D; Wilson L; American Journal of Critical Care, 2010 Jan; 19 (1): 39-47 (journal article - research) ISSN: 1062-3264 PMID: 20045847 CINAHL AN: 2010530899

2. Breast cancer screening behaviors of African American women: a comprehensive review, analysis, and critique of nursing research.(includes abstract); Conway-Phillips R; Millon-Underwood S;
ABNF Journal, 2009 Fall; 20 (4): 97-101 (journal article - research, systematic review) ISSN: 1046-7041 PMID: 19927894 CINAHL AN: 2010522060

3. Do calculation errors by nurses cause medication errors in clinical practice? A literature review.(includes abstract); Wright K; Nurse Education Today, 2010 Jan; 30 (1): 85-97 (journal article - research,
systematic review, tables/charts) ISSN: 0260-6917 PMID: 19666199 CINAHL AN: 2010543404

4. Evidence-based practice: step by step. Igniting a spirit of inquiry: an essential foundation for evidence-based practice: how nurses can build the knowledge and skills they need to implement ERP.(includes
abstract); Melnyk BM; Fineout-Overholt E; Stillwell SB; Williamson KM; American Journal of Nursing, 2009 Nov; 109 (11): 49-52 (journal article - tables/charts) ISSN: 0002-936X PMID: 19858857 CINAHL AN: 2010536578

5. Cultivating quality. Shared governance supports evidence-based practice: the experience of perioperative nurses at Children's Hospital Boston can serve as a model for others.(includes abstract); Waddell
AWG; American Journal of Nursing, 2009 Nov; 109 (11): 53-7 (journal article - pictorial) ISSN: 0002-936X PMID: 19858858 CINAHL AN: 2010536579

6. Generalizability and transferability of meta-synthesis research findings.(includes abstract); Finfgeld-Connett D; Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2010 Feb; 66 (2): 246-54 (journal article - research) ISSN: 0309-2402 CINAHL AN: 2010539481
7.Walk the walk to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections.(includes abstract); Hatler C; Hebden J; Kaler W; Zack J; American Nurse Today, 2010 Jan; 5 (1): 26-31 (journal article - CEU,
exam questions, pictorial) ISSN: 1930-5583 CINAHL AN: 2010546030

8.Leadership: the critical success factor in the rise or fall of useful research activity.(includes abstract); Henderson A; Winch S; Holzhauser K; Journal of Nursing Management, 2009 Dec; 17 (8): 942-6
(journal article) ISSN: 0966-0429 PMID: 19941567 CINAHL AN: 2010485576

9. Controlling bias in complex nursing intervention studies: a checklist.(includes abstract); Campbell-Yeo M; Ranger M; Johnston C; Fergusson D; Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 2009 Dec; 41 (4):
32-50 (journal article - questionnaire/scale) ISSN: 0844-5621 PMID: 20191712 CINAHL AN: 2010529009

10. Applying the Stetler Model of Research Utilization in staff development: revitalizing a preceptor program.(includes abstract); Romp CR; Kiehl E; Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 2009 Nov-Dec; 25
(6): 278-86 (journal article - CEU, exam questions, research,
tables/charts) ISSN: 1098-7886 PMID: 19955975 CINAHL AN: 2010506957

11. Writing an appropriate methods section for a research article: procedure, instruments/measurements and analysis.Lambert VA; Lambert CE; Thai Journal of Nursing Research, 2009 Oct-Dec; 13 (4): 245-8
(journal article) ISSN: 0859-7685 CINAHL AN: 2010545155

12. Review summaries: evidence for nursing practice. Blood donor skin preparation with alcohol vs. alcohol plus any antiseptic for preventing bacteraemia or contamination of blood for transfusion.Jayasekara R;
Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2010 Feb; 66 (2): 257-8 (journal article - abstract) ISSN: 0309-2402 CINAHL AN: 2010555036

13. Review summaries: evidence for nursing practice. Incentive spirometry for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications in upper abdominal surgery.Jayasekara R; Journal of Advanced Nursing,
2010 Feb; 66 (2): 258-9 (journal article - abstract) ISSN: 0309-2402
CINAHL AN: 2010555037

14. Opportunities and challenges: wound and skin alterations of obesity.Zuelzer HB; Bariatric Nursing & Surgical Patient Care, 2009 Dec; 4 (4): 283 (journal article - abstract) ISSN: 1557-1459 CINAHL AN: 2010554679

Web based course on Health Literacy-- CNE for Nurses

Health Literacy has become such an important topic that some are now referring to it as the "Fifth Vital Sign"-(new health literacy screening tool-- the Fifth Vital Sign). The CDC has developed a web based tutorial titled "Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals". Although this is geared to public health professionals, it will also be of great interest to nurses and comes with 1 CNE. You will need to register for the course and complete an evaluation in order to earn the CNE.

For more resources on Health Literacy, visit:

National Library of Medicine resources on Health Literacy
USDHS-- plain language thesaurus
California Health Literacy Initiative