The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and Lippincott NursingCenter – what a pair!


joanna-briggs-institute.jpgIf you haven’t noticed already, Lippincott NursingCenter hosts a wide variety of content from the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). JBI is a leading international research and development organization based within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. It promotes and supports the synthesis and transfer of evidence-based practice information to health care professionals to support clinical decision-making. As a leading provider of nursing resources based on the best evidence available, it only makes sense that NursingCenter would partner with JBI to provide the most up-to-date and authoritative nursing content. 

jbi-database-of-systematic-reviews-and-implementation-reports.jpegMost recently, Wolters Kluwer became the publisher of the 
JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and 
Implementation Reports (JBISRIR)
, an online journal that publishes systematic 
review protocols and systematic reviews of health care research on a monthly basis. I’m actually the digital editor for this journal, and I am proud to say the editorial team behind this content is incredibly dedicated to providing reports that are based on JBI methodology and present the findings of projects that seek to implement the best available evidence into practice. You can find JBISRIR on NursingCenter. For all of the past issues and information for authors, please visit the journal website

There’s also a new JBI CE course hosted on NursingCenter, the Experiences of Heart Failure Patients Following Their Participation in Self-Management Patient Education. Learn how to recognize the components of a self-management education program for patients with heart failure and earn one contact hour. In fact, there’s over 50 JBI CE courses hosted on NursingCenter, including JBI Best Practice, JBI Long Courses, and JBI Evidenced-Based Practice Series

If that isn’t enough, NursingCenter also hosts the JBI tools on our Evidenced-Based Practice Network. The network offers peer-reviewed resources aimed to integrate evidence into practice in an effort to support clinical decision making. The JBI tools include JOURNAL CLUB*, where you can gain access to journals for evidence-based practice targeted to your specialty; SUMARI* a premier review software package helping health professionals conduct systematic reviews, TAP*; which allows you to analyze small qualitative datasets; and CAN-IMPLEMENT*, which tailors your clinical practice guidelines for local use.

NursingCenter is your one-stop shop for all things JBI. Be sure to check back regularly for new JBI content. 
Posted: 6/13/2016 10:49:54 AM by Cara Deming | with 2 comments

Categories: Continuing EducationEvidence-Based Practice


Nursing2016 Symposium and NCNP: Conference Highlights

Earlier this month, nurses and nurse practitioners spent some sunny days in Orlando at the Coronado Springs Resort of Walt Disney World. We learned, networked, and enjoyed good food and fun! I must give props to the conference chairpersons, planning committee members, and meeting planners for such well-done back-to-back conferences. And I was lucky enough to attend both!

The keynote sessions were extraordinary. At Nursing2016 Symposium, Charles Kunkle, RN, MSN, CEN, BC-NA had the audience involved and laughing, while really making us think during his presentation, No Time to Care: Instilling Compassion Back Into Your Care in 60 Seconds or Less. One key reminder for me was that talking to a person as a human being, not a diagnosis, can make all the difference. Mr. Kunkle quickly did an ER admission scenario two ways – first referring to the patient as “the abdominal pain” through the admission process, then again referring to the patient by name. His lively and dynamic presentation style really added to the impact of his message. Also, Mr. Kunkle reminded us that “only 15% of the message that we deliver comes from spoken word.” So, remember, it’s not what you say, but how you say it. Pay attention to your nonverbal and paraverbal (tone, volume, and cadence) communication.

At the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners, the thrill of being in the presence of Loretta Ford, RN, PNP, EdD, FAAN, FAANP was indescribable. Using a Q & A format, conference chairperson, Margaret A. Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC had a candid conversation with Dr. Ford about her work founding the nurse practitioner profession and her thoughts on the future of our profession. I especially enjoyed her insights for the future, including how “language matters.” She emphasized that the use of the word ‘medical’ is synonymous with ‘physician’ and that we should instead focus on using the word ‘health’ as much as we can. For example, she stated “Let’s reorient from saying ‘primary medical care’ to ‘primary health care.’”

Here’s a look at some other takeaways from the week:
  • “One in ten Americans take SSRIs.”
    Sophia Chu Rodgers, FNP, ACNP, FAANP, FCCM
    ABG Interpretation, Fluid, and Electrolytes
  • “Regarding pulse oximetry…remember to treat the patient, not the number.&rdquo
    AnneMarie Palatnik, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, AVP
    Skill Assessment: Pulmonary
  • “CCF (chest compression fraction) is the total amount of time compressions are delivered relative to the total amount of time of cardiac arrest. The goal is 60%, however, 80% is optimal and achievable when an advanced airway is present.”
    Denise Drummond Hayes, MSN, RN, CRNP
    The Case of the Vanishing Vasopressin: BLS & ACLS Guidelines Update
  • “Joint swelling is the hallmark sign of rheumatoid arthritis that is required for diagnosis.”
    Richard S. Pope, MPAS, PA-C
    RA in 2016: It’s Not What It Used to Be! Or Is It?
  • “You can use any ventilator setting for any patient as long as you understand how it works.”
    Eric Magaña, M.D.
    Nuts and Bolts of Mechanical Ventilation
  • “Mothers taking SSRIs in pregnancy put infants at risk for persistent pulmonary hypertension.”
    Dr. Lana Melendres-Groves
    Acute Care: Pulmonary Hypertension
  • “ST-elevation rules! If you see ST-elevation in a patient complaining of chest pain, assume acute ischemia.”
    Dr. Andrea Efre
    Acute Care: Chest Pain: Refine Your Assessment Skills and Define Your Differential Diagnosis
  • “When someone wants ‘everything done,’ our next question should be ‘what does that mean to you?’”
    Debbie A. Gunter, FNP-BC, ACHPN
    Talking about Dying Won’t Kill You! How to Talk with Patients about Terminal Illness
Here’s a look at my time at these two Lippincott conferences. Hope to see you next fall at NCNP2016 Fall and Nursing Management Congress!

 

 
Posted: 5/25/2016 8:57:58 PM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 0 comments

Categories: Continuing Education


My time at the 2016 NSNA Annual Convention

nsna-annual-convention.jpgThis March, I traveled to the 2016 NSNA Annual Convention at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando from March 30 – April 3. This was the first time NursingCenter attended this event, and I was really looking forward to all that the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) had in store.
 
On the first day of the exhibit hall opening, I could see a line of eager and excited nursing students around the convention center hall. With over 3,000 students in attendance, I knew this was going to be an exhilarating day. 

As the doors to the hall opened, a flood of nurses entered the room and started making their way to the different booths. The NursingCenter team was ready with tons of free nursing tip cards, black notebooks, pens, and flyers. Wolters Kluwer also hosted interactive events, including video interviews and their very own WKNurseEd Instagram fun cutout. 

I loved getting to know the nursing students and discover how they use our site and our other Wolters Kluwer products, like Lippincott CoursePoint, PrepU, and our LWW nursing textbooks

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disney.jpgAfter the exhibit hall closed, I was able to enjoy the Coronado resort, which hosts a 22-acre lake (and even small alligators!), a giant pool with a 50-foot replica of a Mayan temple, and a number of hammocks to kick back in after a long day. I can’t wait to be back at this resort when I attend the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners in May!

Are you attending any nursing conferences this year? Check out our Nursing Events Calendar for an entire conference listing. Don't forget about NursingCenter's Tips & Timesavers for Conference Attendees!

 
Posted: 4/8/2016 8:25:40 AM by Cara Deming | with 1 comments

Categories: Continuing Education


Being a Lifelong Learner in Nursing [Infographic]

Lifelong learning is essential for your professional development and to ensure evidence-based patient care and improve outcomes. Use this infographic to help you stay on track and meet your goals!
 
lifelong learning in nursing 
 
Use My Nursing Care Plan for 2016 for a full look at assessing, planning, and implementing your goals for the year ahead!  
 

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Posted: 2/6/2016 5:44:19 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 4 comments

Categories: Continuing EducationInspirationEducation & Career


The National Conference for Nurse Practitioners 2016: What NPs Need to Know

NCNP2016-early-reg.pngThe National Conference for Nurse Practitioners (NCNP) 2016 is being held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort from May 11th through May 14th. I spoke with the conference chairperson, Margaret Fitzgerald, 
DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC on what makes this year’s conference so exciting, what attendees can expect, and what special highlights are planned. 

Be sure to take advantage of early registration through March 31st! Enter discount ID “SPECIAL” for $50 off the main conference. For other nursing conferences and events, check out our Nursing Events Calendar
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Q: How did you first get involved in the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners (NCNP)?
A: Originally, I was one of the often invited faculty at NCNP. I greatly enjoyed speaking at this high quality meeting that presented a variety of truly cutting edge presentations to nurse practitioners. Because of my work speaking at the meeting and the favorable feedback I would receive, I was invited to be part of the planning committee. After serving on that committee for a few years, I was invited to take the helm as the chair of the committee, which has been a real honor and privilege to do. 

Q: What is so special about NCNP?
A: The highlights of NCNP are information building, skill building, and clinical decision making sessions for nurse practitioners. 

Attendees will find an update of some of the most important topics in primary care, including the latest information on Hypertension, Menopause Management, Diabetes, and the like. 

NCNP has a wide variety of skill-building presentations from which to choose. Most sessions will have four to six choices of topics, like conducting an orthopedic exam, splinting, casting, reading an electrocardiogram, or improving your prescribing skills. 

Another great thing about this conference is that we also have session offerings for clinicians that are more specialized in their practice. We do a good deal of urgent, emergency and acute  care sessions as well, including electrolyte management, pain management, intracerebral hemorrhage, mechanical ventilation, managing respiratory failure, and more.
 
What it gets down to is this… at the meeting we help meet the needs of a wide variety of nurse practitioners. They can cut across different areas of concentration and explore a variety of different topics all in one location.

As a bonus, one of the true value-added parts of this meeting is that their breakfast and lunch are included in your tuition. This allows the nurse practitioner to have time to socialize and network with people from all over the country.
 
Q: How will this year’s conference surpass past years?
A: The location is simply superb. This year, NCNP is being held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This is a beautiful facility with lots to do on premises, plus of course all that Orlando and Disney have to offer right outside the door. The way the meeting area is set up is really conducive to socializing with one another. The topic content is also top notch. The planning committee has really worked to put together an exciting program to help move the nurse practitioner along in the profession.

Q: For the keynote address, I see you are interviewing Loretta C. Ford, RN, PNP, EdD, FAAN, FAANP. What can attendees expect?
A: More than  50 years ago, Loretta Ford helped create the concept of the nurse practitioner profession. She is 95-years-old, and we are incredibly fortunate to have someone who started the profession around today to educate all the 210,000 plus nurse practitioners out there. She has become a dear friend and mentor to me over the years, and my interview with her at NCNP will be a little different than talks she has done in the past. I’m going to interview her to get up close and personal. I want to know what she was thinking when she first conceived the profession; I want to know who her mentors were at the time. She was born the same year women in this country received the constitutional right to vote. I want to know how that time period influenced her decisions. 

Q: NCNP is a great way to earn CE and pharmacology credit. Why is earning pharmacology credit important for attendees?
A: Pharmacology credit is very important. As nurse practitioners, we want the latest information about a variety of medications, including new ones to market and repurposes of older medications. As prescribers, continuing education in pharmacology is a necessity; virtually all NPs have a pharmacology requirement to maintain their licenses.  

Q: You will be speaking on emerging infectious disease threats, including dengue fever, the avian flu, chikungunya, and enterovirus D65. Can you tell me some highlights about this talk?
A: I greatly enjoy doing this presentation. Historically, infectious diseases have mostly been spread outside of the United States. But, the growing rate of international travel is changing this. We need to be able to recognize these diseases and treat patients accordingly. I have a number of patients who travel to and from the Caribbean, and I need to be aware of these issues. For this talk, I will also be including the latest information around Zika virus as we learn more about this frightening disease.
 
Q: NCNP will also host a number of exhibit hours, where nurses can learn more about new products, trends in the industry, and information sources such as Lippincott NursingCenter.com. Why should your attendees take a stroll through the exhibit hall?
A: Strolling through the exhibit hall is a great way to learn new information around a variety of nursing products, from educational websites to new pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. Your eyes will be open to resources of which you were previously unaware. 

Q: Finally, what is your favorite part about attending a conference? 
A: My favorite part is knowledge building; we have so much to learn in this profession. I also enjoy meeting nurse practitioners from all over the country and all over the world. 
 
Posted: 2/3/2016 8:19:15 AM by Cara Deming | with 2 comments

Categories: Continuing Education


Meeting My Professional Requirements [Infographic]

It can be overwhelming to keep track of license and certification expiration dates and continuing education requirements for renewal. This infographic will help you stay on track to meet your professional requirements. 
 
meeting my professional nursing requirements

Use My Nursing Care Plan for 2016 for a full look at assessing, planning, and implementing your goals for the year ahead! 
 
 

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Posted: 1/31/2016 7:07:57 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 1 comments

Categories: Continuing EducationInspirationEducation & Career


My Nursing Care Plan

I know, I know, another care plan…but this one is for YOU! Use this quick care plan to make sure you are on the right track to meet your goals!
 

Assessment

meeting my professional nursing requirementsWhat do I need to do this year to meet my professional requirements?

  • When is my nursing license(s) due for renewal?
  • Am I on track to meet my CE requirements for license renewal?
  • Do I need to obtain CE to maintain my current certification(s)?

be a lifelong learner in nursingHow can I be a lifelong learner in nursing?

  • Is it time for me to go back to school?
  • Should I get certified in a specialty?
  • Which professional nursing organization(s) should I join?

work-life balance in nursingDo I have good work-life balance?

  • When’s the last time I had a physical exam?
  • Am I due for any immunizations or screenings?
  • Am I seeing my family and friends?
  • Do I have time to do things that bring me joy?
  • How is my stress level?

Nursing Diagnoses

  • Knowledge deficit related to meeting my professional requirements.
  • Readiness for enhanced knowledge related to striving to provide evidence-based nursing care.
  • Readiness for enhanced self-health management related to identifying my own health care needs.
  • Readiness for enhanced self-care related to maintaining personal relationships and managing stress.

Planning

Meeting my professional requirements
  • Look at my current nursing license(s) and certification(s) and check the expiration dates.
  • Visit the website of my state board of nursing for information on license renewal and CE requirements.
  • Contact my certification organization for information related to renewal and CE requirements.
  • Consider my options for meeting my CE requirements.
                   *Online CE activities.
                   *Live events, such as national or local conferences.
                   *Check for opportunities to earn CE through my employer.
Lifelong learning
  • Explore BSN and advanced degree programs.
  • Investigate specialty certification opportunities.
  • Consider which professional organizations would be a good fit for me.
Balancing work and life
  • Look back at my own medical records and make a list of what screenings and immunizations are recommended based on my age and medical and family history.
  • Update my calendar with my work schedule and upcoming social events. Schedule “me-time” too!
  • Think about how I best deal with stress. Is it a yoga class? Reading? Being outdoors? Find activities to meet my stress-relief needs.

Implementation

Meeting my professional requirements
  • Mark expiration dates on my calendar.
  • Develop a file (actual or online) to store my CE documents.
  • Use My Planner on Lippincott NursingCenter’s CEConnection to plan my CE activities and store my certificates.
  • Register for conferences and make travel plans. Inquire if my employer will contribute to covering costs.
Lifelong learning
  • Apply to a nursing program that meets my educational needs and goals.
  • Get certified!
  • Join and get involved with a professional nursing organization. Take advantage of related benefits and consider joining a committee or leadership position.
Balancing work and life
  • Schedule appointments and screenings.
  • Stick to my schedule, as best as I am able.
  • Sign up for a class, gym, or other activities that help me manage stress. Remain committed to these endeavors.

Evaluation

Revisit this care plan throughout the year and fill this in. Ongoing evaluation and revisions are key components to meeting my goals.

Leave a comment here – writing down your goals and plans is a good first step! Good luck!
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Posted: 1/28/2016 11:57:26 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 4 comments

Categories: Continuing EducationInspirationEducation & Career


​Pearls from Nursing Management Congress 2015

conference room at nursing management congressAs a follow-up to last week’s conference wrap-up, here are some of my favorite pearls and words of inspiration that I picked up during Nursing Management Congress 2015. 
 
  • “You learn as much from people who do things the wrong way as from people who do things the right way.”
    Pamela Hunt, BS, MSN, RN
    New Manager Intensive: A Focus on Finance

  • “As a manager, the worst thing you can do with a ‘ring leader’ is avoid them.”
    Shelley Cohen, RN, MSN, CEN
    New Manager Intensive: A Focus on Leadership

  • “Get to know your nurses. You already know them as nurses; get to know them as people.”
    Debra Ruddy, CMSRN, MSN
    Winner of the Richard Hader Visionary Leader Award

  • “With regard to debriefing, remember it’s not who’s right – it’s what’s right.”
    Jim "Murph" Murphy
    Plan. Brief. Execute. Debrief = Win: A Fighter Pilot’s Secret to Success
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  • “Strong, effective leaders lead from a place of confidence, with humility.”
    Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, CEN, FACHE, NEA-BC
    The Courageous Leader: Dare to be Different

  • “The patient experience is not owned by nurses. It is a team sport.”
    Amy Cotton, MSN, APRN, FAAN, EMHS
    Look Out for the Booby Traps: Navigating the Patient Experience Landscape

    What are some pearls that you’ve taken away from recent conferences? 
Posted: 10/25/2015 7:51:51 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 5 comments

Categories: Continuing EducationLeadership Inspiration


Conference Wrap-Up: LCNC & NMC

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How does a week in Disneyworld sound? Good, right? Add in two dynamic nursing conferences and you’ve got an amazing week! While it was busy, I’d like to share some highlights and encourage you to make attending a nursing conference a priority. There is nothing like being surrounded by nurses, hearing from nurses, and hanging out with nurses to renew your passion for nursing!

 


LCNC

lippincott clinical nursing conference swagLippincott Clinical Nursing Conference (LCNC) was up first. Geared to front-line nurses, this clinical-intensive included skill building sessions related to cardiac, pulmonary, and neurologic assessments. During the opening address, Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP-BC, ADM, CDTC, FAANP gave attendees a choice in what they wanted to learn about – managing patients with diabetes or the impacts of shift work. I don’t know many speakers who can poll the audience and then present based on those results! If you’re wondering, attendees opted to hear about shift work and the session was informative and thought-provoking. While some might think that night shift is the most opportune time for nurses to take care of certain tasks (think baths and other personal care), it’s not always what’s best for patients. 

Another opportunity that presented itself to me at LCNC was the chance to speak myself. It’s been a while since I presented to a large group and it felt good to connect with attendees during the session on adverse drug reactions. I quickly got through my nerves and I think that we all learned some things!  

Nursing Management Congress

carolyn jones and lisa bonsall at nursing conferenceNursing Management Congress (NMC) followed and did not disappoint. Never have I attended a conference session where the opening session ended in a standing ovation followed by silence. I’ve been a fan of Carolyn Jones’ work on The American Nurse Project for several years. I am not kidding that I was somewhat starstruck sitting there in the front row while she presented and then again later when I met her in the exhibit hall. I’m also really looking forward to her new project, Dying in America. I’ve mentioned before about my interested in end-of-life care and after watching the trailer for this new film, I know I won’t be disappointed. 

I also spent time helping out with the New Manager Intensive preconference workshops. Day one focused on finance and day two focused on leadership. Wow! I knew nurse managers have a lot to juggle, but these two days really opened my eyes to the amount of calculations, hiring and firing issues, workplace conflict situations, and so much more that’s involved in their work each day. I’ll be sharing some more from this conference in the next few days, so stay tuned…

Don’t forget to visit Lippincott’s eConference Center to complete your session evaluations and obtain your CE certificates. You can see more photos from these conferences on NursingCenter’s Facebook page

 
Posted: 10/20/2015 9:21:45 PM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 0 comments

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CSASWC 2015

Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care (CSASWC)Last month’s Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care (CSASWC) was a wonderful meeting of clinicians, including nurses, physicians, physical therapists, wound care specialists, educators, podiatrists, administrators, and others who strive to stay up-to-date on the latest evidence and products. From networking between sessions, learning from expert presenters, and connecting with exhibitors, this was a not-to-be-missed event.

The Symposium celebrated its 30th Anniversary and was held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The backdrop for this event was spectacular – a wonderful city, incredible sports fans (both Louisiana State University and the Saints played that weekend), and endless options for food and entertainment contributed to the appeal of attending this conference! You can see some pictures from the event in our CSASWC 2015 album on Facebook

Please allow me to share a few of the clinical pearls that I picked up during the conference: 
  • “Typically, neonatal and pediatric pressure ulcers are a result of medical devices.”
    International Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Guidelines: How Do You Use Them?, 
    Laura Edsberg, PhD

  • “All antibiotics are antimicrobial, but not all antimicrobials are antibiotics. Antibiotics can inhibit or kill the organism; antimicrobials inhibit bacterial growth, but do little or no damage to the host.”
    When Dressings Just Aren’t Enough: Pharmaceuticals and Supplements for Wound Healing
    Phyllis Kupsick, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, PRN

  • “Deep tissue injury is common in the ICU population. The sacrum and the heels are the most common sites.”
    What is? Wound Care Jeopardy!
    Gregory Bohn, MD, FACS, FACHM

  • “Even with the change to ICD-10, documentation is the key to success!”
    10-Day Countdown to ICD-10-CM
    Kathleen D. Schaum, MS
Our upcoming events include Lippincott’s Clinical Nursing Symposium and Nursing Management Congress. Find more information on key nursing and healthcare events here

What are your conference plans this fall?  

 
Posted: 10/2/2015 8:37:36 AM by Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP | with 1 comments

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