Staff development resources:
guidelines and standards:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Joint Commission,
Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation,
FDA Patient Safety News, Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Patient Safety,
Institute for Safe
Medication Practices, Joint Commission
International Center for Patient Safety, National Patient Safety
(Patient Safety Network)
Food and Drug Administration
your NursingCenter Profile if you've changed your e-mail or physical
address, your specialty, or your profession. It will help us
serve you better.
here to order your copy of Nursing2009
|Tell us what you think of Nursing2009 SDU eNews.
E-mail the editor
with your comments and suggestions for upcoming issues.
Welcome to the Nursing2009
Staff Development Update (SDU) eNews,
brought to you by the editors of Nursing2009
in conjunction with NursingCenter.com--absolutely
. Written especially
for nurse educators who teach staff, it includes
content you can share with your staff,
and much more.
You're getting this issue because you subscribed
to Nursing2009 SDU eNews, are a member
of NNSDO or indicated in your NursingCenter
registration profile that you're a staff development
instructor, nurse manager, professor, or clin
spec. If you want to continue getting this monthly
eNews, please update your NursingCenter profile
(just select the Nursing2009 Staff Development
Update checkbox) or join now to become
a member of NursingCenter.
This eNews is . But you must register at NursingCenter and select
Nursing2009 Staff Development Update
in the registration form to get future issues.
SPECIAL FOR INDIVIDUAL
SUBSCRIBERS TO Nursing2009 JOURNAL:
access to Nursing2009.com. Access the
contents of the current issue or any issues
and special supplements back through 1971 at
http://www.nursing2009.com/. Just click
REGISTER at the top of the home page and follow
the directions there.
In this issue...
||In the Know: New reports, resources,
||NNSDO Update: Upcoming certification
||Good Reads: Don't miss these
||Click on icon to e-mail this
to a friend
|Recommended Readings from Nursing2009
miss these substantive, peer-reviewed
articles in the September issue of Nursing2009.
Training: Bloodborne Pathogens
This course provides training as required
by OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
Material covered in the course includes
definitions of bloodborne pathogens,
modes of transmission, universal precautions,
engineering and work practice controls,
exposure control plans, hepatitis
B vaccinations, and other information
needed to ensure worker safety.
This webinar reviews common wound
diagnoses, wound assessment, and evidence-based
wound treatments and dressings to
better equip you to provide quality
care and interventions for your patients
The purpose of this free webinar is
to review current VAP prevention best
practices and clinician responsibilities
in recognizing early patient signs,
symptoms of VAP, and diagnostic pathways
to expedite treatment and recovery.
|In the Know:
New reports, resources, guidelines
is offering a Nursing Professional Development
Certification Preparation Course on
October 2 and 3, 2009, in Syracuse,
NY, sponsored by SUNY Upstate Medical
University. For more information, contact
Barbara Black at 315-464-3905 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't miss these articles from other
Fatigue Implications for Nursing Practice
Graves, BSN, RN, CPHQ and Debora Simmons,
MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS
A growing body of scientific evidence
demonstrates negative effects of fatigue
on human performance. Nursing practice
encompasses many tasks that require
optimal performance. Fatigue can be
the result of a multitude of contributing
causes. Nurses and nursing leaders must
be aware of the causes and effects of
fatigue and ensure that its impact is
considered where staffing and patient
Care Nursing Quarterly, April/June
2009, Vol. 32, No. 2
Slow to Report Errors
know that communicating errors is important.
However, a recent study explains that
nurses provide several reasons as to
why they fail to report medical errors.
Time for actually filling out error
reports, not thinking the error warrants
a report, or lack of knowledge regarding
what happens to error reports once they
are made are all indicated as barriers
to error reporting.
Educator, July/August 2009, Vol.
34, No. 4
Against Nurses Working in U.S. Emergency
Gacki-Smith, MPH; Altair M. Juarez,
MPH; Lara Boyett, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC,
CEN, et al.
Violence against ED nurses is highly
prevalent. Precipitating factors to
violent incidents identified by respondents
is consistent with the research literature;
however, there is considerable potential
to mitigate these factors. Commitment
from hospital administrators, ED managers,
and hospital security is necessary to
facilitate improvement and ensure a
safer workplace for ED nurses.
Journal of Nursing Administration, July/August
2009, Vol. 39, No. 7/8
contributors and reviewers
like the opportunity to enhance your
income as well as your resume while
working at home and around your schedule?
Williams & Wilkins, (http://www.lww.com),
a unit of Wolters Kluwer Health, a group
of leading information companies offering
specialized publications and software
is searching for nursing contributors
we are searching for nurse contributors
and reviewers to help create our nursing
book and electronic products. The work
is conveniently done around your schedule,
at home and results in published work!
contributors must have a Masters degree
or higher with 5 years of clinical experience.
All clinical specialties are needed
but we are searching in particular for
specialists in – OR, Perioperative,
Medical-Surgical, Critical Care and
please submit your credentials to Lippincott_Review@wolterskluwer.com.
Nursing Advisor provides the answers
that your nurses need to act confidently-
knowing they are effectively and safely
caring for their patient. Institution-wide
online access to drug, disease, diagnostic
test, treatment, patient teaching, signs
& symptoms nursing information at
the point of care improves quality of
care as well as competency and confidence.
It takes nurses right to the information
they need, without laborious searches
through articles or untrustworthy Internet
sources. Ensure your nurses are working
from trusted quality information. NEW!-
In November 2009- add your own institution’s
protocols to ensure standardized patient
care. Visit http://www.LWWNursingSolutions.com
for more information.
your comments, questions, and feedback
on this e-newsletter. Let us know what
you think and whether it's helpful to
you. E-mail the editors at email@example.com.
LWW products of interest
Ensure that your nurses
stay current. Nursing2009
offers peer-reviewed articles
on topics of interest to every
nurse, such as I.V. therapy,
infection control, patient safety,
wound care, and pain management.
Subscribe for just $27.95
+ $1.95 S&H--a 64% savings
over the annual single copy
price of $84. Individual
subscribers now get access to
access to full text current
and past issues at Nursing2009.com.
to JNSD at
40% off the regular rate. Improve
and maintain staff competencies
and motivate all nurses at your
facility to do their best. Now
in its 25th year, Journal
for Nurses in Staff Development
is peer reviewed to give you
authoritative advice on meaningful
research that's easy to understand
and ready to use.
Nursing Procedures and Skills
with new Skills Competency Tests
for over 900 procedures! Designed
by clinical nurses for clinical
nurses, Lippincott’s Nursing
Procedures and Skills helps
improve and standardize patient
care through institution- wide
online access to over 900 procedures.
All procedures are reviewed
at least annually and have evidence-based
resources cited at the end of
every procedure. Color visuals,
including hundreds of video
clips, and an easy interface
make navigation quick and easy.
Evaluate and train staff using
the skills checklists and checklist
administration tool as well
as the brand new competency
tests. There's no better way
to build your staff's confidence
and improve your institution’s
patient care outcomes. Visit
for more information.
Special bulk-rate discounted CE for your
Accounts for Staff Development
NursingCenter's CEConnection Accounts for
Staff Development offer institutions
the opportunity to purchase
CE for their nurses at bulk-rate
savings of up to 40%. As the
exclusive online CE provider
for Lippincott Williams &
Wilkins, CEConnection Accounts
provide convenient access to
the most timely and authoritative
CE activities from 30 of the
leading nursing journals.
NursingCenter CEConnection Accounts help
you recruit and retain nurses,
and develop their skills by
giving them a convenient and
affordable way to improve their
professional knowledge. With
the largest online collection
of CE courses to choose from
and various set-up options,
our CEConnection Accounts are
sure to help you fulfill your
nurses' educational needs, whatever
learn more, go to www.nursingcenter.com/about/staffdevelopaccounts.asp.
this Nursing2009 SDU eNews
to colleagues and invite them to become
members of NursingCenter by joining now.
too, can sign up for their own issue
of Nursing2009 SDU eNews
for great content as well as articles,
tips, and more available only to subscribers.
Want to make
sure that you keep receiving Nursing2009 SDU eNews?
Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org
to your address book!
respects your privacy and will not share
your information with other companies
or organizations without your permission.
If you no
longer wish to receive Nursing2009 SDU eNews
click on the unsubscribe
your username or password? Please contact