WVU School of Nursing Academic Faculty Practice - Journal Club

FPP Journal Club Assignment Schedule FY 2010

Name Date of Meeting Assignment
Sam Cotton Tuesday September 29, 2009 Annual Business Meeting
Laurie Theeke Tuesday October 27, 2009 Psychosocial Issue Related to Chronic Illness in Older Appalachians
Emily Barnes Tuesday November 17, 2009 Obesity in Primary Care
Kathleen Spadaro Tuesday December 15, 2009 Psychmental Health - Incorporating Mindfulness in the Primary Care Setting
Billie Murray Tuesday January 12, 2010 Establishing a New FPP Practice in Dermatology
Dorothy Johnson & Susan Newfield Monday February 15, 2010 Health in Teens: Caring for a School Based Population
Patty Hermosilla Tuesday March 23, 2010 Prophylactic Probiotics & Prevention of C-Diff Colitis
Judi Polak Monday April 19, 2010 Initiating Premedication for Semi-Urgent Intubation in the NICU
Beth Minchau Tuesday May 4, 2010 Implementing Scholarship in Practice: A Case Study

Journal Club Format

  • Research, evidence-based practice focused article preferred, may also use clinical practice guideline or case study presentation. See attached guidelines for Case Conference Presentation.
  • Article or abstract of Case Conference must be sent out to members at least 2-3 business days prior to meeting.
  • PowerPoint is the standard for scholarly presentations. If you choose to do a Case Conference, submit your presentation using PowerPoint to FPP Director scotton@ex.hsc.wvu.edu and Brenda Deane bdeane@ex.hsc.wvu.edu by the Friday before your scheduled presentation date. This will ensure time allotted for duplication of handouts, e-copy to laptop, and distribution to off-site locations/participants for viewing during the presentation.
  1. Leader will give brief overview, including introduction, significance of problem, review of literature, research question(s), methods (could include variables, operational definitions, sampling, research design, and procedures), data analysis, results and conclusions, discussion, and application to practice. Don’t worry about your level of sophistication with statistics; this is what the researchers are here for!
  2. Additional points for group discussion: Include what did you think of this study, strengths and weaknesses, and critical analysis of how study might be improved, what changes could be made in design, and where do we go from here?

Guidelines for Case Study Presentations for SON Faculty Practice Journal Club*:

This is a 30-minute maximum case study presentation of an actual patient from your clinical practice. Using the following format, provide a one-page written abstract of your presentation including your reference list in APA format, to participants one week prior to your presentation. PowerPoint is the accepted standard for scholarly presentations. Please provide a copy of your presentation to the Director of FP scotton@ex.hsc.wvu.edu and Brenda Deane bdeane@ex.hsc.wvu.edu by the Friday before your scheduled presentation date. This will ensure time allotted for duplication of handouts, e-copy to laptop, and distribution to off-site locations/participants for viewing during the meeting. Please use the following criteria as guidelines in developing case presentation.

  1. Concise review of the pathology of the problem
  2. Textbook picture of clinical presentation
  3. Differential diagnosis and diagnostic tests
  4. Description of your physical exam findings of the presenting problem and the results of diagnostic tests.
  5. Impact of the patient's intrinsic (age-related, other chronic conditions, etc.) and extrinsic factors (community resources, caregiver support, cultural values, finances) on the health problem and treatment.
  6. Description of the management and outcomes.
  7. Describe the cost of diagnostics and medications recommended in the plan. Reference at least two local sites/pharmacies and provide cost data.
  8. Synthesis of the current best research evidence based practice management.
  9. Use standardized nursing and medical language to describe the diagnosis, Interventions, and outcomes.
  10. Provide a summary of one medication relevant to your diagnosis.
  11. Include reference list with one page abstract.

*If you choose to use this format for your presentation, think about using it for publication!!!!