Thursday November 27th 2014

Library and information services, the ICD-10 update, and opioid overdose among new summer topics

A new article, several columns and many new letters to the editor are available this summer in OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.

The Value of Library and Information Services in Nursing and Patient Care
By Joanne Marshall, PhD, MLS, MHS; Jennifer Morgan, PhD; Mary Lou Klem, PhD, MLIS; Cheryl Thompson, MSIS; and Amber Wells, MA

Libraries are a primary resource for evidence-based practice. This article is an upcoming addition to the May 2013 OJIN topic: Delivering Nursing Care: Current Factors to Consider. The authors describe a study that used a critical incident survey administered to 6,788 nurses at 118 hospitals. The research sought to explore the influence of nurses’ use of library resources on both nursing and patient outcomes. Study findings indicated that use of library resources showed consistently positive relationships with changing advice given to patients, handling patient care differently, avoiding adverse events and saving time.

International Classification of Diseases — 10: Implications for Nursing
By Linda Harrington, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, CNS, CPHQ, CENP, CPHIMS, FHIMSS; Jalyna Cook, MBA, MSN, RN; Tracie Buckland, MPA/HSA, BSN, RN; and Jared Boynton, BSN, RN

As health care prepares for ICD-10 and the coding of data using an electronic platform, it is important to ask “What are the implications for nursing?” Although the answer to this question is not easily found, this new informatics column considers the question by providing a sample case and highlighting the role of nurse informaticists in this historical change in health care data. The authors will discuss nursing’s role in data collection and entry as it contributes to the building of the ICD-10 database and the importance of accurate documentation and coding.

Responding to the Fatal Opioid Overdose Epidemic: A Call to Nurses
By Angela Clark, MSN, RN

Drug poisoning (overdose) has now surpassed motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of accidental-injury death in the United States. This upcoming Legislative Column will discuss how nurses are well-positioned both to address the opioid epidemic and support the use of naloxone to reverse opioid-related overdoses. This column will offer insight for nurses to promote legislation that provides increased access to naloxone to potentially decrease fatal opioid overdoses.

This summer brings additions to the Cochrane Review Column. Exit Interviews to Reduce Turnover Amongst Healthcare Professionals by Janice Christie, PhD, MA, RN, RSCPHN, and Discharge Planning from Hospital to Home by Diana An, RN, BScN, CRA, will be posted. We also are adding new letters to the editor responding to various OJIN articles or topics.

To read OJIN, visit www.nursingworld.org/OJIN.


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