Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New article published by Loucks, Rutledge, Hatch and Morrison: St. Joseph Hospital, Orange

Congrats to  Jeanine Loucks, Dana Rutledge, Beverly Hatch and Victoria Morrison  for their newly published article. The article is so new it hasn't yet ( as of 5/26/10) been picked up PubMed or CINAHL.

Rapid Response Team for Behavioral Emergencies

Jeannine Loucks St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA, USA,
Dana N. Rutledge
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA, USA, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, USA
Beverly Hatch
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA, USA
Victoria Morrison
St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA, USA
Behaviors of patients with psychiatric illness who are hospitalized on nonbehavioral health units can be difficult to address by staff members. Instituting a rapid response team to proactively de-escalate potential volatile situations on nonpsychiatric units in a hospital allows earlier treatment of behavioral issues with these patients. The behavioral emergency response team (BERT) consists of staff members (registered nurses, social workers) from behavioral health services who have experience in caring for patients with acute psychiatric disorders as well as competence in management of assaultive behavior. BERT services were trialed on a medical pulmonary unit; gradual housewide implementation occurred over 2 years. Tools developed for BERT include an activation algorithm, educational cue cards for staff, and a staff survey. Results of a performance improvement survey reveal that staff nurses have had positive experiences with BERT but that many nurses are still not comfortable caring for psychiatric patients on their units.

Key Words: rapid response team • psychiatric emergencies • behavioral health • psychiatric nursing • de-escalation • Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice  

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Vol. 16, No. 2, 93-100 (2010)
DOI: 10.1177/1078390310363023

Monday, May 24, 2010

MedlinePlus Redesign Preview

MedlinePlus Redesign Preview

Medline Plus and Medline Plus Espanol are receiving a major overhaul and redesign in the summer of 2010. If you are not already familiar with Medline Plus, it is the #1 most authoritative and reliable source of lay information for the health consumer. All topics are available in both English and Spanish and many topics are available in a multitude of other languages. In many cases, you will also have a video or tutorial available on your topic. Amomg other improvements, the redesigned Medline Plus will incorporate new web 2.0 technologies as well.

Medline Plus encourages comments and suggestions regarding this redesign.

Check it out!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Julie's picks from the literature: April 2010

Check out these new articles either on the topic of evidence based nursing or key nursing research articles. Staff at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange or Children's Hospital of Orange County may be able to access some of the full text through the medical library's website .

1. Evidence-based nursing. Stop "knowledge creep".Pape T; Richards B; Nursing Management, 2010 Feb; 41 (2): 8-11 (journal article -
 tables/charts) ISSN: 0744-6314 PMID: 20142671 CINAHL AN: 2010582834

2. Evidence-based guideline: wandering [corrected] [published erratum
    appears in J GERONTOL NURS 2010 Mar;36(3):1p].Futrell M; Melillo KD;
    Remington R; Schoenfelder DP;  Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 2010
    Feb; 36 (2): 6-16 (journal article - glossary, questionnaire/scale)
    ISSN: 0098-9134 PMID: 20151627 CINAHL AN: 2010552782

3. Utilizing a mock trial to demonstrate evidence-based nursing
    practice: a staff development process.(includes abstract); Staffileno
    BA; McKinney C;  Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 2010 Mar-Apr;
    26 (2): 73-6 (journal article) ISSN: 1098-7886 PMID: 20354408 CINAHL
    AN: 2010620225

4. 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.(includes abstract); Krom
    ZR; Batten J; Bautista C;  Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for
    Advanced NursingPractice, 2010 Mar-Apr; 24 (2): 54-9 (journal article -
    tables/charts) ISSN: 0887-6274 PMID: 20168139 CINAHL AN: 2010583113

5. Use of research by nurses during their first two years after
    graduating.(includes abstract); Forsman H; Rudman A; Gustavsson P;
    Ehrenberg A; Wallin L;  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2010 Apr; 66 (4):
    878-90 (journal article - research, tables/charts) ISSN: 0309-2402
    PMID: 20423375 CINAHL AN: 2010587577

6. The role of the clinical nurse specialist in facilitating
    evidence-based practice within a university setting.(includes
    abstract); Tuite PK; George EL;  Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 2010
    Apr-Jun; 33 (2): 117-25 (journal article - algorithm, tables/charts)
    ISSN: 0887-9303 PMID: 20234200 CINAHL AN: 2010612060

7. Nursing handoffs: a systematic review of the literature:
    surprisingly little is known about what constitutes best
    practice.(includes abstract); Riesenberg LA; Leitzsch J; Cunningham JM;
     American Journal of Nursing, 2010 Apr; 110 (4): 24-36 (journal article
    - CEU, exam questions, research, systematic review, tables/charts)
    ISSN: 0002-936X PMID: 20335686 CINAHL AN: 2010612001

8. NNN language and evidence-based practice guidelines for acute
    cardiac care: retaining the essence of nursing.(includes abstract); Van
    Horn ER; Kautz DD;  Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 2010 Mar-Apr;
    29 (2): 69-72 (journal article - tables/charts) ISSN: 0730-4625 PMID:
    20160543 CINAHL AN: 2010598180

9. What makes a phenomenological study phenomenological? An analysis of
    peer-reviewed empirical nursing studies.Norlyk A; Harder I; 
    Qualitative Health Research, 2010 Mar; 20 (3): 420-31 (journal article
    - research, tables/charts) ISSN: 1049-7323 PMID: 20068190 CINAHL AN:

10. Othering: difference understood??: A 10-year analysis and critique
    of the nursing literature.(includes abstract); Canales MK;  Advances in
    Nursing Science, 2010 Jan-Mar; 33 (1): 15-34 (journal article -
    research, systematic review, tables/charts) ISSN: 0161-9268 PMID:
    20010068 CINAHL AN: 2010598159

11. Documenting an EBP project: guidelines for what to include and
    why.(includes abstract); Worral PS; Levin RF; Arsenault DC;  Journal of
    the New York State Nurses Association, 2009 Fall-2010 Winter; 40 (2):
    12-9 (journal article - tables/charts) ISSN: 0028-7644 PMID: 20415269
    CINAHL AN: 2010608331

12. Putting evidence-based practice into your practice: a CE activity.
    Journal of the New York State Nurses Association, 2009 Fall-2010
    Winter; 40 (2): 28-31 (journal article - CEU, exam questions) ISSN:
    0028-7644 CINAHL AN: 2010608360

13. How much time do you spend reviewing research per week?Mourfield NM;
    Medcalfe S;  Nursing Management, 2009 Dec; 40 (12): 13-4, 16, 18
    (journal article - research, tables/charts) ISSN: 0744-6314 PMID:
    19966545 CINAHL AN: 2010589640

14. Inspiring change. Using PICO and the brief report to answer clinical
    questions.Elkins MY;  Nursing, 2010 Apr; 40 (4): 59-60 (journal
    article) ISSN: 0360-4039 PMID: 20234276 CINAHL AN: 2010612406

Thursday, May 20, 2010

2010 Nursing Web Awards: nominations end May 23!! Polls open May 25 and end May 31 has asked us to announce their first award categories for best Nursing Web sites. Please note that there is a category for Best Nursing Blog-- if you feel inclined to nominate our blog, Nursing Research: Show me the Evidence! we would be most appreciative.

2010 Nursing Web Awards

Sponsored by

17 May 2010 Nursing Web Awards Begins!

Noticing that there is a web award for practically every category except nursing, I’ve decided to create this award to honor all the great nursing websites/blogs!
How this will work

Visit each of the following categories and leave an comment with the your nomination for that section. Include why you are nominating the website/app. You are allowed to nominate your own website.

Here's a link to the awards website

•Best Nursing Blog of 2010

•Best New Nursing blog of 2010

•Best/Influential Post of 2009-2010

•Top Nursing Twitterer of 2010

•Most Useful Nursing Website of 2010

•Most Useful Web/Mobile Tool for Nurses of 2010

Nominations will end 00:00 GMT on Sunday May 23rd 2010.

Each user are allowed to vote once, your IP will be recorded to prevent vote fraud.

The Polls will open: Tuesday May 25th 00:00 GMT.

The Polls will end: Monday May 31st 00:00 GMT.

Round 2 Voting – Final Nominees

The polls will be tallied, nominees that received the most votes for each category will be chosen for round 2 of polls.

Round 2 Polls opening TBA.

Winners – Prizes!

The winners will be chosen based on number of votes and prizes will be awarded (if applicable).

Prizes will be in Kiva Gift Certificates – you can either cash it or lend it to the poor.

•Winners for Best Nursing Blog, New Nursing Blog, and Influential Posts will receive $150 Kiva gift certificates each.

•1st Runners up for Best Nursing Blog, New Nursing Blog, and Influential Posts will receive $75 Kiva gift certificates each.

•2nd Runner up for Best Nursing Blog, New Nursing Blog, and Influential Posts will receive $25 Kiva gift certificates each.

I don’t have any monetary prizes for the following categories, except a sweet badge you can use on your website and bragging rights.

•Top Nursing Twitterer of 2010

•Most Useful Nursing Websites of 2010

•Most Useful Web/Mobile Tool for Nurses of 2010

2010 Awards Categories

Best Nursing Blog of 2010

Best New Nursing blog of 2010

Best/Influential Post of 2009-2010

Top Nursing Twitterer of 2010

Most Useful Nursing Website of 2010

Most Useful Iphone App for Nurses of 2010

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