Pip Explanation of the journal clubs I’ve attended in the past Why does the library get involved
Managing Blue – what is the subject? what are we thinking about? what is the goal? Can look at the big picture. Information White – considering purely what information is available, what are the facts? Emotions Red – intuitive or instinctive gut reactions or statements of emotional feeling (but not any justification). Discernment Black – logic applied to identifying reasons to be cautious and conservative. Practical, realistic. Optimistic response Yellow – logic applied to identifying benefits, seeking harmony. Sees the brighter, sunny side of situations. Creativity Green – statements of provocation and investigation, seeing where a thought goes. Thinks creatively, outside the box.
Process Improvement – Blue, White, White (Other peoples views), Yellow, Black, Green, Red, Blue Solving Problems – Blue, White, Green, Red, Yellow, Black, Green, Blue
Cali: what this group was for & why set up
Pip: I’ve been to many JCs while working as a CL at UHL, and this one felt different from the very first moment.
whether to cast in a cylinder cast first time patella dislocations ( child and adult) vs strapping or cricket pad splint or alternative treatment
P: Patella dislocation I: any treatment, but quickly narrowed to cast/brace/splint C: none (surgery?) O: recovery of function
This isn’t a fixed number; sometimes we look at more articles, sometimes less. Contraints & expedience.
We’re going to use flipcharts and ask them to go through the hats.
This is where we use the flipchart.
By Barry Mangham [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons
Journal Club or mad hatter's tea party - Divall & Reid
Journal Club or Mad Hatter’s
Pip Divall & Cali Reid
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
By the end of the session attendees will be
• Describe the usefulness of a clinical
• Apply de Bono’s Thinking Hats principles
in a journal club setting
• Highlight new findings.
• Teach practitioners how to search for interesting articles
representing the best evidence to inform clinical practice.
• Encourage practitioners to read and appraise
publications critically and give them the ability to do so.
• Encourage practitioners to do applied clinical research
and to show them how.
• Improve debating skills, demonstrate leadership skills,
and aid peer mentorship.
Aronson JK. Journal Clubs: 2. Why and how to run them and how to publish them
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine 2017;22:232-234.
The ANP Journal Club
• Advanced Nurse Practitioners are
Registered Nurses who have done extra
training and academic qualifications to be
able to examine, assess, make diagnoses,
treat, prescribe and make referrals for
patients who present with
• What is the most effective treatment for a
first time patella dislocation in adults and
• Clinical Librarian undertook search
• Sent abstracts, summary and search
• ANP selected 6 articles for discussion &
sent to team
• Copyright licensing allowed multiple copies
Over to you
• Read the systematic review you’ve been
• Use the appraisal tool [if needed]