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OB/GYN Journal Club. Kaiser West Los Angeles Presents…… Fati Khaghani, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N. April 2007. What is a Journal Club?. Variety of Definitions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/journal_club WLA Ob/Gyn Definition:

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OB/GYN Journal Club

Kaiser West Los Angeles


Fati Khaghani, Ed.D., M.S.N., R.N.

April 2007

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What is a Journal Club?

  • Variety of Definitions


  • WLA Ob/Gyn Definition:

    A group of staff who meet regularly once every other month to discuss and critically evaluate recent articles obtained from Health related Journals/books.

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Why Develop a Journal club in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology?

  • Keep current

  • Promote implementation of new knowledge in practice

  • Promote better understanding of the research process

  • Improve patient outcomes

  • Helpful as KWLA is implementing evidence-based practice and is working toward “Magnet Status”

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Background: and Gynecology?

  • Initiated in July 2005

  • More developed in 2006

  • Running smoothly in 2007

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Making Journal Club a Reality and Gynecology?

  • One RN (Lynn Krimsky) and one LVN (Althea smith) were identified to organize the journal club. The leader and alternate with one person with overall responsibility for the project.

  • Both were interested and committed to the concept and willing to organize it.

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Goal and Gynecology?

  • To identify clinical/non clinical problem and find articles relating to that problem.

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Process and Gynecology?

  • The lead will find a book or an article.

  • Copies of chapters of the book or the article will be distributed to staff.

  • A discussion will take place followed by an interactive session encouraging everyone’s involvement.

  • The group is mixed (inexperienced and experienced).

  • The experienced staff will teach less experienced or non experienced staff about how to look for highlights and outcome of the articles.

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Setting a Time and Place and Gynecology?

  • Alternate months Wednesday afternoon

    • MDs ET

    • Location Varies. Currently a serious barrier

    • Lunch usually available through pharmaceutical companies according to KP policies.

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Selection of Article(s) and Gynecology?

  • A topic of general interest to the staff

  • Everyone can suggest an article of their choice based on EBP, clinical or client related.

  • KWLA librarian is always available and willing to locate appropriate articles.

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Examples of Journal Club Activities: and Gynecology?

  • Completed the book “ If Disney Ran Your Hospital” by Fred Lee.

  • HPV vaccine according to the new guidelines.

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Future Plans: and Gynecology?

  • Mentor staff on how to Develop/Select forms to make a Journal Club Article Summary.

  • Take more responsibility and get more involved with selection of articles of interest.

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References: and Gynecology?

  • Swift, Geraldine. “How to make journal clubs interesting” Advances in Psychiatric Treatment (2004) vol. 10, 67-72.

  • Journal Club: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/journal_club

  • Joyce Johnson presentation (2007). Regional Research committee Southern California.