HPMC and Golisano Hospital Surgical Services Journal Club


Target Audience:  Nurses providing care to adult and pediatric patients and families in the Perioperative, PeriAnesthesia, and Endosocopy settings.

Purpose:  To identify and discuss evidence, research, and best practices in current literature relevant to the care of Perioperative and PeriAnesthesia patients.

Educational Objectives:  

  • To enhance nurses’ knowledge of the research process 
  • To develop an awareness of current nursing research studies related to the care of the Perioperative/PeriAnesthesia patients 
  • To evaluate current practice based on evidence-based nursing research results 
  • To further develop and enhance critical thinking skills 
  • To enable nurses in all patient care areas an opportunity to participate and network in a journal club that focuses on their specific needs 
  • To motivate nurses to participate in evidence-based practice and/or nursing research projects at Lee Health 

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


Participants will register via email with Lynn Mayle @ lynn.mayle@leehealth.org

The online forum will be held quarterly.

Participation includes: Reading the assigned article, thoroughly completing the review worksheet; you will be assigned, by the facilitator, to respond to a discussion point provided by another journal club member.  The 2 submissions must be a REPLY TO ALL

All items must be completed within the 30 days after the article is posted on the website.

Articles will be posted online when available in e-format or will be provided by the facilitator Lynn Mayle upon registration

Frequency of meetings:  Quarterly Online with a new article each quarter

Place:  Online and via e-mail

Reading assignments:  A link to the full-text of the article to be reviewed will be posted on the Medical Library website on IntraLee.  If full-text is not available online, a complete citation for the article will be posted on the website, and a copy of the full-text will be available from the facilitator.

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

Leader: Lynn Y. Mayle, RN, MSN, CPAN, Clinical Educator II Health Park Medical Center and Golisano Children's Hospital of SWFL