Tuesday, September 28, 2010

For Nurses: Conducting an Advanced Literature Search

The latest issue of AORN Journal includes a really great article for nurses on advanced literature searching in PubMed. The author details the advantages of using PubMed’s advanced search features such as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), search fields, and limits. The article also includes techniques for building an effective search by combining terms with AND, OR, & NOT.

Effectively conducting an advanced literature search.
Brusco JM.
AORN J. 2010 Sep;92(3):264-71.

Access to this article is available online or by request to all St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC employees through the Burlew Library Website.

Improving literature search skills is a good strategy for all nurses, but the process can be daunting. Staff at the Burlew Medical Library are available to help – whether you need training or prefer we provide you with a professional mediated literature search. St. Joseph Hospital and CHOC employees can contact us through the Burlew Library Website for more information.

Friday, September 03, 2010

New article published by Bogert, Ferrell, & Rutledge: St. Joseph Hospital, Orange

Congratulations to St. Joseph Hospital authors Soudi Bogert, Carmen Ferrell & Dana Rutledge for their new article published in the July/August 2010 edition of MEDSURG Nursing!

Experience with Family Activation of Rapid Response Teams
Soudi Bogert, Carmen Ferrell, and Dana N. Rutledge
MEDSURG Nursing: The Journal of Adult Health, 2010 July/August; 19 (4): 215-22.

Condition H allows family activation of a rapid response team in a hospital setting. Systematic implementation of Condition H at a 500-bed Magnet® community hospital led to varied types of calls, all of which met the policy criteria. Many communication issues were discovered through this process.

This article is so new it is yet to hit the pages of PubMed or CINAHL, but staff at St. Joseph Hospital, Orange & CHOC may access the full text of this article by making a request through the Burlew Medical Library.