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Evaluation of a multidisciplinary burn care journal club: Lessons learned.

Authors
  • Carta, T1
  • Gawaziuk, J P2
  • Cristall, N2
  • Forbes, L1
  • Logsetty, S3
  • 1 Firefighters' Burn Unit, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 2 Firefighters' Burn Unit, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 3 Firefighters' Burn Unit, Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Publication Date
May 01, 2018
Volume
44
Issue
3
Pages
560–565
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2017.10.017
PMID: 29174727
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Journal clubs allow discussion of the quality and findings of recent publications. However, journal clubs have not historically been multidisciplinary. Burn care is recognized as a true collaborative care model, including regular multidisciplinary rounds. Since 2011 we have offered a multidisciplinary burn journal club at our institution. We present an evaluation of the factors that have made the sessions successful to facilitate others to commence their own club. At the end of each journal club session participants anonymously completed a structured evaluation. Five-point scales were used to evaluate understanding, meeting objectives, presentation and appropriateness of information. Qualitative questions were asked to identify beneficial factors, suggestions for improvements, ideas for future sessions and feedback for the facilitator. Attendance grew from six to a maximum of 19. Members included physicians, nurses, dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, basic scientists and students. Presentations were undertaken by all of these disciplines. Ratings improved steadily over time. Understanding increased from a score of 4.5 to 4.8; meeting objectives from 4 to 4.9; satisfaction with method of presentation from 4.3 to 4.9 and with level of information from 3 to 4.9. Over time, the journal club has evolved to better meet the needs of our team. Successful multidisciplinary journal club implementation requires identification of champions and ongoing evaluation. The success of the journal club has been possible through the engagement of the entire burn team. Champions within each discipline, facilitated discussion and evaluation tools have helped nurture a nonthreatening team based learning environment. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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