Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Upcoming Webcast - Tips for Evaluating the Evidence

Improving patient outcomes through Evidence Based Practice requires a wide range of skills, both clinical and theoretical. A key component is the ability to survey, assess and interpret the research literature in order to guide or change practice. Ovid, a key provider of electronic nursing journals and books, has opened the following webcast to those interested in building their research assessment skills. Demystifying Research: Simplifying Critical Appraisal will "address the steps needed to critically appraise research evidence and demonstrate how to embrace the process of distilling the pearls that research has to offer." The webcast will be presented live on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 9:00AM Pacific Time. Click on the link above to register.

Friday, February 17, 2012

St. Joseph staff publishes in latest Advances in Neonatal Care

Congratulations to Suzanne Engelder, MSW; Kathryn Davies, MSN, RNC; Terry Zeilinger, MSN, RNC; & Dana Rutledge, PhD, RN for their article, "A Model Program for Perinatal Palliative Services" published in Advances in Neonatal Care (2012, volume 12, issue 1). The article describes the innovative Perinatal Comfort Care program available at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. SJO and CHOC staff can access the article online via the Burlew Medical Library website or by contacting the library directly.