Nursing2009 SDU eNews--September 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 September issue of Nursing2009.

Online Presentations
  • Online 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.
  • Wound Management, Unwrapped
    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 with wounds.
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
    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

NNSDO 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 blackb@upstate.edu.

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

Title: Reexamining Fatigue Implications for Nursing Practice
Authors: Krisanne Graves, BSN, RN, CPHQ and Debora Simmons, MSN, RN, CCRN, CCNS
Abstract: 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 safety intersect.
Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, April/June 2009, Vol. 32, No. 2

Title: Nurses Slow to Report Errors
Authors: Nurses 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.
Source: Nurse Educator, July/August 2009, Vol. 34, No. 4

Title: Violence Against Nurses Working in U.S. Emergency Departments
Authors: Jessica Gacki-Smith, MPH; Altair M. Juarez, MPH; Lara Boyett, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CEN, et al.
Abstract: 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.
Source: JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, July/August 2009, Vol. 39, No. 7/8

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