Nursing2009 SDU eNews--December 2009

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In this issue...
Online Presentations
In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines
NNSDO Update: Upcoming certification preparation course
Good Reads: Don't miss these articles
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Recommended Readings from Nursing2009

Make sure you read these substantive, peer-reviewed articles from the December issue of Nursing2009.

Online Presentations
  • Protecting yourself from exposure to toxic sterilants in the healthcare environment
    This webinar will help you appreciate the health risks associated with all toxic sterilants; understand the federal regulations and industry standards developed to protect employees from serious illness or injury working with toxic sterilants; recognize potential causes of sterilant gas exposure due to equipment malfunction, insufficient engineering controls, or work practice; learn how to minimize the risk of exposure to toxic sterilants; and report adverse events involving medical devices to the FDA.
  • To bleed or not to bleed: A review of hemostasis and anticoagulation
    This course provides a review of hemostasis and the biochemistry and pharmacology of anticoagulation mechanisms. The presenter thoroughly discusses various pharmacologic anticoagulants as well as a new nonpharmacologic method.
  • Building your cardiac rehab team
    This webinar covers behavior-based interviewing of new job applicants, developing an orientation/preceptor program, and how to conduct an employee performance review.

In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines

NNSDO is offering a Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course on January 14 and 15, 2010, in Arlington, TX, sponsored by Texas Health Resources. For more information, contact Jane Allen at janeallen@texashealth.org.

Good Reads: Don't miss these articles from other LWW journals

Title: Career Scope: Maintaining manager mental wellness
Authors: Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, RN, BSN, and Mikol S. Davis, EdD
Abstract: Is the quality of your life away from work affected by your job? Managers are in the middle: On the one hand, you must answer to the higher-ups and, on the other hand, keep the peace with those you supervise. This may cause a challenge to your personal loyalty between the staff members you supervise and those to whom you must answer. The effect of being in the middle often creates a high level of inner conflict.
Source: Nursing Management, November 2009, Vol. 40, No. 11

Title: The collegial clinical model for orientation of new graduate nurses: A strategy to improve the transition from student nurse to professional nurse
Author: Jean Salera-Vieira, RNC-OB, MS
Abstract: The orientation process assists the graduate nurse (GN) to make the transition from nursing student to professional nurse. The collegial clinical model is an orientation strategy that was designed, developed, and implemented to assist GNs with this transition. GNs are familiar with the composition of a clinical group as this is the manner in which the hospital experiences are designed in nursing school. With the nurse educator effectively functioning as a clinical instructor during 3 days of the clinical orientation, the GNs ease into the transition to the unit on which they will be working.
Source: Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, July/August 2009, Vol. 25, No. 4

Title: Improving communication among nurses, patients, and physicians
Author: Kimberly B. Chapman, MS, RN, CNL
Abstract: As healthcare providers try to accomplish more in less time, the relationships between patients and providers and among providers naturally suffer. Miscommunication, flawed assumptions, decreased staff and patient satisfaction, and poor or nonexistent care coordination result. In this example, a series of changes leads to cultural transformation at a TCAB (Transforming Care at the Bedside) hospital.
Source: American Journal of Nursing, November 2009, Vol. 109, No. 11 Supplement

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