Nursing2009 SDU eNews--October 2009

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In this issue...
Online Presentations
In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines
NNSDO Update: Upcoming certification courses
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 October issue of Nursing2009.

Online Presentations
  • Evidence-Based Care of Indwelling Urinary Catheters
    An estimated 4 million patients per year in the U.S. have urinary catheters in acute, home and long-term care. Twenty-five percent of all hospitalized patients will have a urinary catheter inserted at some point during their hospitalization. Catheter-associated urinary tract infections contribute to over 30% of nosocomial hospital infections annually. This presentation will discuss prevention recommendations and address new technology and research to promote evidence-based practice by all practitioners.
  • Prevention of Sharps Injuries in Surgical Settings
    Sharps injury prevention is an important safety initiative in the surgical setting. This one (1) contact hour webinar reviews risks factors, reduction strategies, organizational initiatives and personal responsibility of personnel to create a culture of safety in surgical safety settings.
  • Health Care Reporting and Presentations
    This complete and comprehensive 6-week course covers creating and communicating health care information in a clear, concise presentation form. This course will prepare you to communicate with your supervisors, board members, and peers.

In the Know: New reports, resources, guidelines

NNSDO is offering a Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course on November 3 and 4, 2009, in Aurora, CO, sponsored by the University of Colorado Hospital. For more information, contact JoAnn Delmonte at 720-848-6646 or joann.delmonte@uch.edu.

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

Title: Interruptions and Geographic Challenges to Nurses’ Cognitive Workload
Authors: Donna A. Redding, PhD, RN-BC, and Sherry Robinson, PhD, GCNS-BC
Abstract: The cognitive workload of nurses needs to be protected from interruptions as much as possible to prevent untoward patient outcomes. In this study, the type and frequency of work interruptions for nurses in medical-surgical units in a Midwestern tertiary care medical center were identified. In addition, nurses’ travel patterns were observed and recorded as they provided care. The intent was to identify methods for reducing interruptions and improving nurses' cognitive work efficiency.
Source: Journal of Nursing Care Quality, July/September 2009, Vol. 24, No. 3

Title: The Magnet Imperative
Authors: Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Abstract: The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) more than 20 years ago to recognize healthcare organizations that demonstrate nursing excellence. From its origins as a recruitment and retention strategy in the 1980s, it has grown to epitomize much more: outstanding patient care in a safe, high-quality environment; development, dissemination, and enculturation of exceptional nursing practices and strategies; a supportive, innovative workplace with empowered nurses; and, most significantly, superior clinical outcomes.
Source: JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, July/August 2009 Supplement, Vol. 39, No. 7/8

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Nursing 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 ER.

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Contact us

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