Health System nurses working on evidence-based projects have a new tool to assist them as they collaboratively evaluate journal articles. Thanks to the work of Kelly Near, the Library’s Nursing & Patients Liaison Librarian, and the Library’s team of Web experts, Health System users now have access to an online journal club, https://www.hsl.virginia.edu/journal-club-dashboard. The questions used in the online form are based on the Professional Nursing Staff Organization’s Evidence Based Practice Template. The online version of the template provides enhanced opportunities for collaboration, as club members can meet and comment virtually, thus removing the barriers of time and location from club participation. After selecting an article, the reviewer reads and critiques it, based on the questions prompted by the online form. Once the review is complete, a link to it can be emailed to others, inviting them to read the article, the critique, and then add their own comments.
If you would like to learn more about the online template, contact Kelly Near via email, firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone, 434-924-1607.