Marianjoy Library

Online Nursing Journal Club

July, 2014

Welcome to the online Nursing Journal Club! The article for this month will count for 1.5 continuing education credits.This article will be available through July 31. Discussion Via Google Docs/Drive

Reading Assignment:

Serious adverse events experienced by survivors of stroke in the first year following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation.
Ostwald SK1, Godwin KM, Ye F, Cron SG.

Rehabil Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct;38(5):254-63. doi: 10.1002/rnj.87. Epub 2013 May 17.
Available Full-Text only from the Marianjoy network.

To identify the incidence of adverse events (AE) that occurred in stroke survivors during the first year following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation and to determine the type and patterns of AE.
Data were collected for 12 months on events resulting in admissions to the emergency department, hospital, long-term care facility, or death. Descriptive statistics were used to depict the patterns of AE and univariate comparisons were made of the differences between survivors who did or did not experience one or more AE.
Of the 159 participants, 50% reported a total of 163 AE. Most AE (82.2%) were unexpected and the majority occurred during the first 6 months; 12 recurrent strokes and 6 transient ischemic attacks occcurred.
Education on prevention and treatment of common AE is important prior to discharge. Anticipatory guidance may help survivors and caregivers modify their lifestyle and prevent common AE.

The purpose of the online Nursing Journal Club is to facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in providing excellent nursing care.


  • Identify at least two unexpected adverse events that may happen within the first year after a stroke
  • Identify at least two nursing implications identified by the authors regarding stroke survivors

Contact Person: Cindy Bright, E-mail   Phone: 630.909.8027                 
Provide your e-mail address

  • you may use either your personal or Marianjoy e-mail address
  • Article will be e-mailed to you
  • Google Docs/Drive will be used for discussion

For further information or any questions, please contact Cindy Bright

Sign Up: SIGN-UP by June 30 to receive article on July 1.

Available Credits: 1.5 Contact Hours

Instructions for receiving the credits:

There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for these articles. All components must be completed between July 1 and July 31, 2014:

  1. After reading the article, there is a short post-test on the Learning Link. To get to the Learning Link module, open and login to Learning Link, click View course catalog, select All courses, and then enter PRCH4023 to find the July 2014 journal module. You must complete the post-test on or before July 31 and score at least 80% correct to earn CE credit.
  2. An evaluation of this learning opportunity is required to obtain the CE credit. A link to the evaluation will be found at the end of the post-test.
  3. As part of the requirements to earn the CE credit, you must participate in a discussion about the article. This discussion will take place via Google Docs/Drive. A Nursing Journal Club designee will generate the discussion. You must respond / participate in the discussion at least 1 time by July 31 to be compliant.

To add some extra excitement to our Journal Club, we will be offering another $25 gift card in a raffle drawing for members that earn CE credit over the months of May, June and July. Raffle will take place at the end of July. Be sure to participate so your name will be included in the drawing. As an additional perk, if a participant encourages another Journal Club member to join in the discussion (and the referred member states the referring member’s name in their discussion), we will add the referring member’s name an additional time in the drawing. Remember that both members must earn their CE credit for the month for the referring member to be entered an additional time in the drawing.
The winner will be notified by e-mail and the gift card will be sent to them within 2 weeks after the close of the month.

The winner will be notified by e-mail and the gift card will be sent to them within 2 weeks after the close of the month.

Instructions to access the Google Docs/Drive Web page for Discussion and to post comments:
  • Click on Google Docs/Drive or the following Link/URL:
  • Ignore the message to upgrade to a modern browser, such as Google Chrome and click on Dismiss (this message may appear on the top)
    <Note: If you already have Google Chrome on your desktop, open Google Chrome and then copy the URL (above) into the Google Chrome address bar>
  • Click on the Comments button (top Right hand) to add your comment
  • Please sign your full name after each comment
  • After typing your comments, click on Comments one more time; you will be able to see your comments
  • For a reply to a specific comment, you may use the Reply button; the comment will appear next to that specific comment, or you may generate your own comment

It should take you approximately 1.5 hours to read the articles, take the quiz and complete the evaluation. 

As a member of the Nursing Journal Club, you will automatically receive subsequent articles on the first of each month. If you would like to cancel your membership at any time, please contact Cindy Bright via e-mail or contact her at 630.909.8027. We will send out a flyer announcing the next article approximately 2 weeks prior to sending it out.

We are excited that you are interested in this new opportunity. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital- Professional Practice Committee, (OH-387, 9/28/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest(s). This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has not received any commercial support for this program. There will not be any endorsement of products or discussion of off-lable use.

The Marianjoy Online Nursing Journal Club is a joint effort between the Nursing Department, the Medical Library, and the Research Department








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