Some Articles of Interest

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Well summer is here and while things at the library are quiet, I have had some time to do some reading.  In doing that reading I  have found some articles that touch on nursing practice and I thought could be interest. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you with your research and have a great rest of the semester.  :)


Articles:

  • Reuben, D. B., Ganz, D. A., Roth, C. P., McCreath, H. E., Ramirez, K. D., & Wenger, N. S. (2013). Effect of nurse practitioner comanagement on the care of geriatric conditions. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(6), 857-867. doi:10.1111/jgs.12268  – PMID: 23772723
  • Article about the research article above : “NPs valuable in care of chronic geriatric conditions | National Nursing News” ( http://bit.ly/15YdrjT )

Events and Classes At Tompkins-McCaw for the Months of June & July, 2013

Photographer.pngRams Reaching Out Exhibit :  An exhibition of photographs celebrating VCU Health Sciences outreach all over the world

Tompkins-McCaw Library, April 18 - Sept. 30
Tompkins-McCaw hours



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Thursday, June 13, 2013

12:15pm

RefWorks

Online

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Noon

Open Workshop: PubMed: The Basics

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Monday, June 24, 2013

11:00am

Open Workshop: RefWorks – A Citation Management Program

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Noon

Tompkins-McCaw Library Orientation & Tour

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Noon

PubMed

Online

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Noon

Tompkins-McCaw Library Orientation & Tour

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Noon

Open Workshop: RefWorks – A Citation Management Program

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Thursday, July 25, 2013

10:00am

Tompkins-McCaw Library Orientation & Tour

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

12:15pm

Open Online Workshop: RefWorks

Online

“Eight Types of Nurses You Never Knew Existed | PBS NewsHour”

This past week the entry below on PBS was called to my attention.  It is a piece that talks about different types of nurses, as well as the importance nurses play.  The article/web entry below talks specifically about some of the different roles nurses can play and the video expands on that. 

“Eight Types of Nurses You Never Knew Existed | PBS NewsHour” ( http://to.pbs.org/134VFLE )



NEJM – Survey Finds Doctors Doubt Nurses’ Skills

NEJM.pngIn this week’s New England Journal of Medicine there are two articles about nurses that are related to the expanding field of the practice of nursing and relationships with doctors.  Below are the two articles that address this topic along with an MSNBC article that addresses the perspectives of physicians and nurse practitioners on primary care practice.  If you want the articles below just log into the library site and cut and paste the article title in the PubMed search box.

  • MSNBC Article About the Perspectives Article:  “Doctors doubt nurses skills, survey finds – Vitals” ( http://nbcnews.to/17z0fHx )
  • Donelan, K., DesRoches, C. M., Dittus, R. S., & Buerhaus, P. (2013). Perspectives of physicians and nurse practitioners on primary care practice. N Engl J Med, 368(20), 1898-1906. doi:10.1056/NEJMsa1212938
  • Iglehart, J. K. (2013). Expanding the role of advanced nurse practitioners — risks and rewards. N Engl J Med, 368(20), 1935-1941. doi:10.1056/NEJMhpr1301084

Choosing Wisely: A resource to promote conversations between physicians & patients by helping patients choose care

ChoosingWisely-CMYK-taglineR.jpgWhen it comes to health care, patients play a vital role and need to be informed and able to talk to their physician about the care they need or are about to receive.   To that end, there is a resource that has been created by ABIM, which is an organization of medical professionals whose aim is to improve health care through the advancement of medical professionalism.  The resource is called Choosing Wiselyand the aim of the resource is to promote conversations between physicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is:

  1. Supported by evidence
  2. Not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received
  3. Free from harm
  4. Truly necessary

The site points out that the recommendations made by the site should not be used to establish coverage decisions or exclusions.  These recommendations are meant to spur conversation about what is appropriate and necessary treatment. 

If you are interested in another resource that is based on the best evidence to help consumers made more informed decisions, this resource could be one to check out.  You can find the website by clicking on the link below:

Choosing Wisely

PRISMA for Abstracts: Reporting Systematic Reviews in Journal and Conference Abstracts

The PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) group is known for the statement/standards it has issued in the past for systematic reviews and meta-analyses.  Recently though the group has also issue a statement about the best practices for abstracts that pertain to systematic reviews and conference abstracts.  A link to the statement, as well as the PRISMA website. 

Statement for Abstracts Link

PRISMA Website

 Summary Points of Statement for Abstracts

  • The abstract of a systematic review should provide a structured summary that enables a quick assessment of the review’s validity and applicability, and easy identification in electronic searching.
  • Despite published guidance on writing the abstract in the PRISMA Statement guiding the reporting of systematic reviews in general and elsewhere, evaluations show that reporting of systematic reviews in journal and conference abstracts is poor.
  • We developed consensus-based reporting guidelines as an extension to the PRISMA Statement on good reporting of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in abstracts.
  • The PRISMA for Abstracts checklist gives authors a framework for condensing their systematic review into the essentials for an abstract that will meet the needs of many readers.

(Beller, E. M., Glasziou, P. P., Altman, D. G., Hopewell, S., Bastian, H., Chalmers, I., … & Tovey, D. (2013). PRISMA for Abstracts: Reporting Systematic Reviews in Journal and Conference Abstracts. PLoS medicine, 10(4), e1001419.)

May Events and Classes

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Noon

Pet a Pooch with Dogs on Call

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Noon

Brown Bag Lunch: Strategies and Tools for Patient Recruitment

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

3:00pm

Tompkins-McCaw Library Orientation & Tour

Tompkins-McCaw Library

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

12:15pm

Open Online Workshop: Introduction to PubMed

Online

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Noon

Tompkins-McCaw Library Orientation & Tour

Tompkins-McCaw Library

The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education – Health Resources and Services Administration

HRSA.gifA new report  has been released by US Department of Health & Human Services entitled “The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education.”  It present datas on the supply, distribution and educational information about the U.S. nursing workforce.  It covers both registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN) workforces in the United States. 

The report can be found at – http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/reports/nursingworkforce/index.html.

Dr. Jen Nooney, lead author, will present findings from this report and the National Center’s nursing workforce agenda at our next Health Workforce Webinar, scheduled for May 14, 2013, at 2PM ET. Webinar details can be found at http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/healthworkforce/index.html.

TEDMED 2013 Simulcast at TML : April 17th -19th

TEDMED.jpg I wanted to let you know that the TEDMED 2013 Conference is being live simulcast at Tompkins-McCaw Library if you should be interested from April 17th – 19th.  The TED (technology, entertainment, design) conference series began in the mid-1980s. The TEDMED conference talks focus on health and medicine. According to organizers, “TEDMED believes that the future of health and medicine will be shaped by vital input from leading medical colleges, teaching hospitals, government agencies and non-profit institutions around the world.” In this spirit of collaboration and information sharing, the TEDMED event is broadcast free to these institutions. 

Here is a link to the lineup of speakers and a schedule if you are interested. 

The TEDMED Schedule  / Speakers By Session


The Speakers’ Lineup