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Archive for the ‘Nursing Tip’ Category
The Wall street Journal had an interesting article yesterday in the Personal Journal section. What’s your heart age? Use this new free web-based risk assessment tool to find out: the Heart Age calculator.
What’s exciting is that the calculator can help people understand their risk in a way that is personally relevant and motivates lifestyle change. The tool was developed in collaboration with Boston University using research from the Framingham Heart Study.
I like the evidence on their site and the ease of use. Join 6 million people who have taken the test. Hey, make that 6 million plus one.
Here’s to your health and positive lifestyle changes.
The Association of College & Research Libraries has made available Information Literacy Competency Standards for Nursing (also here.)
The 5 standards directly address the information skills needed by nursing students at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels. The document includes outcomes written specifically to support nursing resources, language, and the value of evidence-based practice.
In a nutshell, the 5 standards are the ability to:
- · identify an information need
- · find and evaluate information
- · assess information
- · use information ethically
- · use information for the purpose of best practice
In an earlier document created in July before the nursing specific standards, I compiled some resources for faculty to browse that addressed the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (2000, now under revision). See the document here.
As always, I am happy to discuss any aspect of this with you.
On the order of “I wish I had said that,” I give you a quote lifted from a listserv discussion signature file:
“I’ve got so many resources at my fingertips, I need to dip them in ice to cool ‘em down.”
On that note, browse a List of Nursing Databases with links.
September 25, 2013 Report
Worth a read, from the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care
Place this on your calendar!
Patricia D’Antonio, Killebrew-Censits Endowed Term Chair in Undergraduate Education and chair of the Department of Family and Community Health in the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will present the UB School of Nursing’s annual Bonnie Bullough Lecture at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in 125 Kapoor Hall, South Campus.
The lecture, titled “American Nursing: A History of Knowledge, Authority and the Meaning of Work,” is free and open to the public. Space is limited; those wishing to attend should register at UBNursingAlumni@buffalo.edu
D’Antonio is a nurse, historian and the editor of the Nursing History Review, the official journal of the American Association for the History of Nursing. Her research positions nurses as absolutely central to the larger interdisciplinary histories of institutions, clinical practice, health care policy and women’s care work. In 2012, she received the President’s Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing.
Find online access to the most recent (5th) edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5
In this week’s UB Reporter, read about Dr. Robin Lally’s development of CaringGuidance™: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, an Internet-based, self-guided and tailored psychoeducational program for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
Congratulations to Dr. Lally on her research efforts.
New students! At UB, we have access to many databases and resources useful when conducting nursing research. I have summarized the important ones for you.
Here’s the List of Nursing Databases with links.