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How do nurses keep current with up to date information?

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by Shillelagh Shillelagh (Member) Member

Shillelagh has 7 years experience .

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How do nurses keep current with the latest healthcare news and important medical information we need to be the best we can be?

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Well, with 5 years of experience, what have you been doing to stay up to date? There's journals, there's CEUs, there's conferences, there's educational opportunities offered by employers, there's a lot of options.

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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Our hospital has a practice committee for nursing practice. They carefully follow all the latest research and update our policy and procedure manual.

For example, when the latest evidence for proper skin care was studied ,we had a hospital wide inservice on the new, best practices to prevent skin breakdown.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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I subscribe to several journals in my specialty areas, I also subscribe to Medscape and other email compilations of information. I belong to several specialty organizations.

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Shillelagh has 7 years experience.

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I have been doing CEU's. I work for an internist and any continuing education is all up to me. I suppose the better question is which journals are the most helpful to subscribe to? Thanks for the help.

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Shillelagh has 7 years experience.

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Thank you!

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Thank you!

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Shillelagh has 7 years experience.

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I subscribe to several journals in my specialty areas, I also subscribe to Medscape and other email compilations of information. I belong to several specialty organizations.

Thank you very much. I am attempting to streamline my emails. I'm a busy working mom! I work for an internist but still try to keep current.

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Shillelagh has 7 years experience.

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Well, with 5 years of experience, what have you been doing to stay up to date? There's journals, there's CEUs, there's conferences, there's educational opportunities offered by employers, there's a lot of options.

Thank you very much!

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Julius Seizure specializes in Pediatric Critical Care.

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I recently heard the "statistic" that to really stay up to date, one would have to read 16 journal articles or research reports EVERY day of the year. Obviously no one can do that, but sites like Medscape and your specialty organizations (like NAPNAP for peds NPs) can help by alerting you to what may be more relevant and important to your practice.

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Shillelagh has 7 years experience.

24 Posts; 1,211 Profile Views

I recently heard the "statistic" that to really stay up to date, one would have to read 16 journal articles or research reports EVERY day of the year. Obviously no one can do that, but sites like Medscape and your specialty organizations (like NAPNAP for peds NPs) can help by alerting you to what may be more relevant and important to your practice.

Thank you for this helpful information. I'm glad I logged back in to this website :)

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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CEUs, journals, in-services, every now and then I try to attend a conference. I focus mostly on psych but every now and then I'll do something that's outside of psych just to broaden my knowledge base.

Getting certified helps, because of the insane amount of CEUs required to renew it--I am practically forced to complete CEUs on a monthly basis to keep up.

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