4 West LMH Journal Club


Target Audience:  Staff members providing adult care to patients and families of the General Medicine and Infectious Disease setting

Purpose:  To identify, discuss, and educate evidence-based research from recent literature relevant to the care of Medicine and Infectious Disease settings.

Educational Objectives:  

  • To encourage staff to further learning of recent nursing research.
  • To enhance awareness and curiosity about pursuing changes in current nursing evidence-based practice related to General Medicine and Infectious Disease setting.
  • To develop one's critical thinking skills and understanding of subject matter related to the General Medicine and Infectious Disease setting.
  • To encourage opportunities in developing new strategies to implement change upon unit to help improve daily care among patients and staff.
  • To motivate better communication and teamwork through group discussions during Journal Club meetings.

Desired outcomes:  To enhance the nurses' ability to stay current with relevant evidence-based research and integrate key care elements into current practice while continuing to improve safe and effective care.


Articles will be made available prior to the meeting date. 

Prior reading of the article is fully encouraged before a meeting. 

A full discussion of the article will be done at the time of a meeting. 

Frequency of meetings:  Every odd month (example: Jan, March, May, July, etc.)

Place:  Break room on 4 West at Lee Memorial Hospital

Reading assignments:  Full-text articles will be available in electronic format on IntraLee-Medical Library-Journal Clubs - 4 West LMH Journal Club -Upcoming Meetings OR as printouts in the Journal Club binder in 4 West break room

Available credits:  Lee Memorial Health System is an approved provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the Florida Board of Nursing. This program has applied for 1(one) contact hour.

Leader: Breanna Foulke, RN, BSN, CSMRN





Previous Reading Assignments:


March 2019:

Ralston, Timothy E.; Kanzler, Kathryn E. (2016). Symptom Discrimination and Habituation: a Case Study of Behavioral Treatment for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Behavioral Medicine, 42 (6) : 57-62.

Blusmer, Loma. (2013). Diagnosis and Management of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome. Nursing Standard, 27 (20) : 44-48.