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Sunday, May 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Poster Session 1: Poster Board Number 33

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Poster Board Number: 33
Title: Librarian-Nurse Partnerships Support and Sustain a Magnet Culture
1. Discuss how the clinical and research librarian can partner with nursing to support high-quality, safe patient care and optimal health outcomes.
2. Describe specific strategies that can enhance and sustain the Magnet culture of an organization.
• Best Evidence in Real Time (BERT): The clinical and research library will perform a literature search regarding any aspect of a patient's care and deliver the results to the requestor within thirty minutes whenever possible.
• Book a Librarian: Nurses can schedule an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one or group consultation.
• Literature searching services: Librarians will perform a thorough search of the peer-reviewed literature on the nurse’s topic of interest and deliver a list of relevant abstracts.
• Nursing current awareness service: A librarian reviews the latest nursing literature and compiles a list of the most noteworthy articles along with links to the full text. This is emailed to the nurses.
• Bibliographies for nursing grand rounds
• Displays at conference events attended by nurses
• Librarian membership on the nursing research council: The library manager attends meetings and assists with any evidence needs.
• Librarian membership on the hospital continuing education council
• Literature search requests from nursing increased 128% from 2005-2008 after the librarian joined the nursing research council
• The library currently averages 9 BERT requests per month, an increase of 233% from 2009; 84% of the requests come from the nursing staff. This may be a direct result of a recent marketing campaign to make nurses aware of the BERT service.
• The library held instructional sessions for 116 nurses in 2009, a 729% increase since 2007.
• Over 200 nurses are signed up to receive the monthly nursing current awareness email.
Conclusions: These librarian-nurse partnerships in the organizations help to strengthen the research and evidence-based practice programs as well as support and sustain our Magnet culture. This collaboration maximizes staff’s limited time and resources and utilizes the unique talents and expertise from each discipline.
Authors: Debbie Weaver, AHIP, Manager, Library Services; Anne Marie Kotzer, Head, Nursing Research, Innovations and Outcomes; The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO

Sunday May 15, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall A - Minneapolis Convention Center

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