South University – Virginia Beach Campus Clinical Post-Conference Journal Club Purpose: The

South University – Virginia Beach Campus

Clinical Post-Conference Journal Club

Purpose:

The purpose of this assignment is to develop evidence-based practice leading to improved patient outcomes and to promote student exploration and evaluation of current literature surrounding relevant evidenced-based practice. Journal club also facilitates promoting team building through the sharing of knowledge and students will begin to acquire enhanced literature critiquing and socialization skills that encourage collegial interaction and dialogue with peers.

Background:

In an effort to develop evidence-based practice leading to improved patient outcomes, several barriers such as the lack of knowledge, support, time, and authority to change practice plagues the nursing profession and must be addressed (O’Nan, 2011). Activities that can help overcome barriers and incorporate research findings into practice is demonstrated with a post-conference nursing journal club. A journal club can be described as “the sharing of contemporary knowledge and appraise the value of that knowledge for applications in clinical practice” (Duffy, Elpers, Hobbs, Niemeyer-Hacket, & Thompson, 2011, p. 424). 

Directions:

The leader/facilitator of Journal Club is the assigned clinical instructor. Each student will present one current, no more than 5 years old, peer-reviewed nursing research article relevant to the clinical rotation and/or any topics deemed appropriate by your clinical instructor.

Pick a subject or interest, discuss and get approval from your assigned clinical instructor before filling out your grading rubric. Your clinical instructor will assign the due dates based on the clinical rotation needs.

Read the article; is it relevant to your education? Is it peer-reviewed? Is it evidence-based practice? Is it current, within five years? Is it interesting?

Be prepared to discuss your article for at least 15 minutes. Be prepared to answer question and try to choose a subject that will evoke questions and discussion with your peers.

Discussing an article for 5 minutes with no audience engagement does not promote clinical reasoning and critical thinking, the objective is to share and gain knowledge on evidence-based practice in nursing.

The rubric identifies the objectives; follow it closely for a successful presentation. Please provide two copies, with attached rubric, of article to your clinical instructor.

References

Duffy, J., Elpers, S., Hobbs, T., Niemeyer-Hacket, N., & Thompson, D. (2011). Evidence-Based Nursing Leadership: Evaluation of a Joint Academic-Service Journal Club. JONA: Journal of Nursing Administration, 422-427. 
O’Nan, C. (2011). The Effect of a Journal Club on Perceived Barriers to the Utilization of Nursing Research in a Practice Setting. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 160-164.

South University Clinical Journal Club Rubric

Student Name:________________________________ Article Title:____________________________________________________

Outcome

Points

Comment

Description of Relevance:

Appropriately lists article citation

Provides sufficient background information

Identifies trial purpose/importance

Identifies study question/objective(s)

1 2 3 4 5

Complete Overview & Explanation of Methods:

Appropriately explains:

Study design

Exclusion/inclusion criteria

Endpoints

Study groups (if applicable)

Baseline characteristics

Additional information as needed

1 2 3 4 5

Complete Explanation of Discussion & Analysis:

Appropriately explains:

Data and Statistical Analysis

Results

Discussion

Conclusions

1 2 3 4 5

Clinical Trial Evaluation & Practice Application

Critique of:

Strengths & Limitations

Statistics

Addressed author’s conclusion, but formulates own conclusion as well

Explains impact and/ or application to current clinical practice

Identifies further studies needed

1 2 3 4 5

Ability to Answer Questions

Answers logically and accurately

Ability to think under pressure

May attempt to answer if unsure, but clearly specifies uncertainty if necessary

1 2 3 4 5

Overall Presentation Delivery and Handout:

Organization and Preparedness

Handout: accurate, concise, organized, grammatically correct

Information delivered logically

Communication and Presentation

Pronunciation

Confidence

Eye contact & Rate of speech

Transitions

1 2 3 4 5

Total: Add the points together for a final score out of 30.

Example: 30/30 = 100, 15/30 = 50

Total Points: _______

Evaluator:__________________________________________ Date:___________________________

9/21/2018 jmp (format updated)