Journal Clubish or Journal Club-ish: An Introduction

I have coined the term “journal clubish” or journal club-ish to be a less formal method of appraising evidence based journals. This is actually the first blog post I have created and it was written on 10/6/2017. As part of my job, I read A LOT. I read articles that are great and articles that aren’t so great. My intent is to create a regular journal club that is a piggy-back on the work of Rob MacSweeney. He sends out a weekly email including the best posts of the week from What I am doing is just taking the most clinically relevant studies that he sends out, digesting and sharing them with you on this format.

I also have subscriptions to Critical Care Medicine by SCCM, Chest, and a couple other open access journals that put out some quality stuff. I’m definitely NOT a researcher so I like to show off the prowess of better-than-me clinicians/researchers.

There’s nothing better than some healthy academic discussions. Hopefully this journal clubish method will serve as a format for that. The first couple versions will be things that I have already sent out to the ARNP’s and various RN’s at my shop. Hopefully you’ll benefit from this, too!

PS: sorry I can’t post the full versions but I don’t want to get dinged by the copyright folks.

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