There is much to reflect on as we near the end of 2015; personally, professionally, and in our shared global space. The November/December issue of JNPD marks the end of Kari Schmidt’s and my first two years as the Journal's co-editors. We hope the decisions and changes we’ve made enhance JNPD’s relevance and add value to your practice. As always, your feedback is welcome.
In this issue, you’ll find ideas and thoughtful questions from our columnists in Administration, Preceptorship, and Simulation. The ANPD update provides highlights from the 2015 ANPD convention, and a peek at next year’s gathering in Pittsburgh, PA. Along with the update is a brief piece featuring the winning posters from the 2015 ANPD convention! It’s inspiring to view these high-level posters and read stories of NPD success.
Anchoring the articles is a terrific systematic review from Windey, Lawrence & Guthrie on interventions to support preceptors. Please see Dr. Windey’s video introducing the piece on the JNPD website or within the article itself via the JNPD iPad® app. Kellish and colleagues describe the successful use of team huddles in an outpatient setting, and Berl et al. offer strategies for helping nurses better understand alcohol withdrawal.
Three online articles cover a broad range of topics, including staff communication, use of a mock-trial approach to teaching EBP, and comparing methods for teaching basic life support.
Finally, lessons learned and unlearned are the focus of this issue’s editorial. We encourage you to reflect on what you’ve learned this year, and then share your ideas by submitting a manuscript to JNPD. You never know who--individuals, teams, even organizations--may benefit from your experience.
We wish you all safe and happy holidays. Cheers!Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN-BC, CNEKari L. Schmidt, MS, RN-BC, ACC
Co-Editors, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development