A regular feature of the INTENSIVE blog will be publication of the critical appraisals of research discussed in The Alfred ICU Journal Club meetings. If you want to understand how these critical appraisals are created, you first have to know the rules of JOURNAL CLUB at the Alfred ICU…
For ideas about ‘How to make journal club work’, check out this interview with Professor Simon Carley on the iTeachEM podcast.
In case you have a slow internet connection – or left your contact lenses at home – here is the updated, easy-to-read simple text version of ‘The Alfred ICU JOURNAL CLUB Rules’:
YOU MUST talk at journal club!
YOU MUST talk about journal club! (with your mentor… and the Education Fellow if stuck)
YOU will receive the article TWO WEEKS in advance of the time you are presenting
YOU (and everyone else attending journal club) WILL read the paper critically using a worksheet (see http://bestbets.org/links/BET-CA-worksheets.php)
YOU will create a shared google document summarising the paper and review comments on the paper by your colleagues using the online group-based annotation tool NB (http://litfl.org/LjQ7JW) before presenting (and everyone else will try to contribute to help you out!)
YOU will present in an engaging fashion (+/- slides) that sparks discussion about how this paper should or should not change practice at the Alfred ICU
YOU will submit your summary so that this can be amended during Journal Club for subsequent publication on the Alfred ICU education website (with YOU as the author)
AND THE EIGHTH AND FINAL RULE
IF YOU are assigned to present at Journal Club YOU HAVE TO PRESENT!
(if you swap shifts you have to also arrange to swap the journal club presentation)