Marianjoy Library

Online Nursing Journal Club

November, 2012


Reading Assignment: There are 2 articles for the November Journal Club
Article 1

A nursing pilot study on bedside reporting to promote best practice and patient/family-centered care.
Tidwell T, Edwards J, Snider E, Lindsey C, Reed A, Scroggins I, Zarski C, Brigance J.
J Neurosci Nurs. 2011 Aug;43(4):E1- E5


Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of bedside nursing report implementation on a pediatric neuroscience unit.

Background: The change-of-shift nursing report often involves only nurse-to-nurse communication, occurs far away from the patient's bedside, and includes little or no patient/family involvement. Studies show that the bedside nursing report is a more comprehensive and patient-centered approach (C. D. Anderson & R. R. Mangino, 2006).

Methods: Patient and nurse satisfaction and nursing overtime were measured 6 months before and 6 months after the implementation of bedside reporting. Data were analyzed using paired t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact tests to determine significant changes.

Results: Patients, families, and nurses reported an increase in satisfaction after the implementation of bedside reporting. Overtime decreased and represented a potential cost savings of nearly $13,000 annually.

Conclusions: Bedside reporting saves money, improves patient and nurse satisfaction, and is a more comprehensive approach to change-of-shift reporting.

Available full-text only from the Marianjoy network

Article 2

The evolution of nurse-to-nurse bedside report on a medical-surgical cardiology unit.
Caruso EM.
Medsurg Nurs. 2007 Feb;16(1):17-22.

Change of shift report is unique to the nursing profession. During report, nurses transfer critical information to promote patient safety and best practices. Nurse-to-nurse bedside report is described as a strategy that includes the patient in the reporting process and is an innovative alternative to traditional shift report.

Available full-text only from the Marianjoy network

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


  1. Identify at least two client centered positive outcomes associated with bedside reporting
  2. Identify at least two positive influences on nurse satisfaction associated with bedside reporting
  3. Describe the Joint Commission recommendation regarding hand off communication
  4. Describe the financial impact of bedside reporting as described in the articles

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
  • E-mail will be used for discussion

For further information or any questions, please contact Cindy Bright

Sign Up: By the 27th of the month to receive article by 1st of the following month.

Available Credits: Articles will award 1.3 Contact Hours

Instructions for receiving the credits:

There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for this article. All components must be completed between November 1 and November 30, 2012:

  1. After reading the article, there is a short post-test on the Learning Link. As part of the Nursing Journal Club, the post-test will automatically be loaded on your Learning Link plan. You must complete the post-test on or before November 30 and score at least 80% correct to earn CE credit.
  2. As part of the requirements to earn the CE credit, you must participate in a discussion about the articles. This discussion will take place via e-mail. A Nursing Journal Club designee will generate the discussion on November 9. You must respond / participate in the discussion at least 1 time by November 27 to be compliant.
  3. An evaluation of this learning opportunity is required to obtain the CE credit. A link to the evaluation will be found in the post-test.
  4. To receive contact hours, please click on the Learning Link icon below. This will bring you to the main page of the Learning Link. Click the Search Online Classes, select All Classes, and type in PRCH5029. Access the online evaluation survey. At the end of the survey, click on the link to send an e-mail request for your contact hour certificate. Available only from the WFH Network.

It should take you less than 1 hour to read the article, 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.









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