Nursing2009 SDU eNews--May 2009

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In this issue...
Recommended Readings from Nursing2009--major CE articles from the journal, plus ready-made lectures you can download
Online Presentations
In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines
NNSDO Update: Upcoming conference notice
Good Reads: Don't miss these articles
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Recommended Readings from Nursing2009

Don't miss these substantive, peer-reviewed articles in the May issue of Nursing2009. You can use the PowerPoint slides (link below) as a ready-made lecture on this topic. The slides are to access at (click the "Educators" button).


Online Presentations
  • Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative
    The primary goal of the Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative (NQRI) is to generate, disseminate, and translate research to understand how nurses contribute to the quality of patient care. The INQRI supports interdisciplinary teams of nurse scholars and other disciplines, and addresses gaps in knowledge between nursing care and its effect on quality patient care. There are a series of webinars including "How to Present Your Study," "Measurement," and "Correlation." Don’t worry if you’ve missed presentations; you can access them on the organization’s Web site.
  • Guided Imagery for Health Care Professionals
    Gain insights into the benefits demonstrated by guided imagery in a wide range of applications, increase career options, and earn a CEU in the process. Sessions offer nurses and other health care professionals the opportunity to experience the power and magic of imagery in their personal and professional lives. Learn self-care tools for everyday life. These presentations meet qualifications for CEU for nurses, social workers, and marriage and family therapists.
  • NCNA Council on Nursing Informatics Free 2009 Webinar Series
    A free webinar is offered each month. Some of the topics coming up include Public Health Case Reporting, Health Information Exchange in the Real World, and Remote Monitoring.

In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines

NNSDO Convention 2009 July 9–12 in Philadelphia
Where our Historic Past Meets our History-Making Future!

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

Title: Recognizing the Signposts for Sepsis
Authors: Margaret J. McCormick, RN, MS
Abstract: The number-one cause of death in ICU patients, sepsis--a systemic inflammatory response to the presence of infection—is a complex disease process that carries a high degree of morbidity and mortality. What do you need to know about sepsis, and what’s your role in caring for a patient who has it? This continuing education article will answer these questions and more...
Source: Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2009, Volume 7, Number 3

Title: Caring for a Patient with a Hip Fracture
Authors: Anne Eby, RN, BSN, ONC
Abstract: Hip fractures can cause severe health problems and lead to reduced quality of life and premature death. Find out what you can do to care for a patient with a hip fracture--and how to help prevent them and earn CE in the process.
Source: LPN2009, May/June, Volume 5, Number 3

Title: Detecting and Preventing CA-MRSA
Authors: Suzanne M. Bonner, RN, CMRSN, BSN
Abstract: CA-MRSA is a growing concern as more and more people under age 30 are affected by the disease. Get the facts about this emerging pathogen and help prevent its spread. This is a continuing education article that will earn you 2.0 contact hours.
Source: LPN2009, May/June, Volume 5, Number 3

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Developed by a team of expert nurses with extensive clinical experience, Lippincott’s Nursing Procedures and Skills offers an impressive combination of features that help promote, monitor, and maintain staff excellence. The over 900 procedures and skills have been thoroughly reviewed by the in-house Wolters Kluwer Health editorial and professional nursing staff and independent expert reviewers to ensure that all content is in full compliance with nursing practice standards and the guidelines of The Joint Commission, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and other respected nursing authorities. More than 1,200 full-color images and videos give nurses accurate, step-by-step guidance and show critical steps of procedures being performed. Accompanying skills checklists can be used to review and monitor staff competency.

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