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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622531/explaining-transgression-in-respiratory-rate-observation-methods-in-the-emergency-department-a-classic-grounded-theory-analysis
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Tracy Flenady, Trudy Dwyer, Judith Applegarth
BACKGROUND: Abnormal respiratory rates are one of the first indicators of clinical deterioration in emergency department(ED) patients. Despite the importance of respiratory rate observations, this vital sign is often inaccurately recorded on ED observation charts, compromising patient safety. Concurrently, there is a paucity of research reporting why this phenomenon occurs. OBJECTIVE: To develop a substantive theory explaining ED registered nurses' reasoning when they miss or misreport respiratory rate observations...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609688/safe-patient-handling-behaviors-and-lift-use-among-hospital-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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Soo-Jeong Lee, Joung Hee Lee
PURPOSE: Patient handling is well known for the risk of musculoskeletal injury. Safe work practices are important to reduce risk of injury while performing patient handling tasks. This study investigated factors associated with safe patient handling behaviors and lift use among hospital nurses in the United States. METHODS: This study analyzed cross-sectional survey data from a statewide random sample of 221 hospital nurses in California who had patient handling duties...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601692/the-effects-of-family-centered-affective-stimulation-on-brain-injured-comatose-patients-level-of-consciousness-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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F Salmani, E Mohammadi, M Rezvani, A Kazemnezhad
BACKGROUND: Despite the well-defined effects of sensory stimulation, the knowledge of the pure effects of affective stimulation is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of family-centered affective stimulation on the level of consciousness among comatose patients with brain injuries. DESIGN: This study was designed as a three-group double-blinded Randomized Controlled Trial. METHODS: Ninety consecutive patients with traumatic brain injuries and a Glasgow Coma Scale score of 5-8 were selected...
June 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577459/nurse-practitioners-as-primary-care-providers-with-their-own-patient-panels-and-organizational-structures-a-cross-sectional-study
#4
Lusine Poghosyan, Jianfang Liu, Allison A Norful
BACKGROUND: Health care systems globally are facing challenges of meeting the growing demand for primary care services due to a shortage of primary care physicians. Policy makers and administrators are searching for solutions to increase the primary care capacity. The effective utilization of nurse practitioners (NPs) has been proposed as a solution. However, organizations utilize NPs in variable capacities. In some settings, NPs serve as primary care providers delivering ongoing continuous care to their patients, referred to as patient panels, whereas in other settings they deliver episodic care...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551477/an-evaluation-of-approaches-used-to-teach-quality-improvement-to-pre-registration-healthcare-professionals-an-integrative-review
#5
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Lorraine Armstrong, Ashley Shepherd, Fiona Harris
BACKGROUND: Improving the quality of healthcare remains central to UK and international policy, practice and research. In 2003, The Institute of Medicine's 'Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality', advocated quality improvement as a core competency for all healthcare professionals. As a result, developing capacity and capability of those applying improvement methodologies in the pre-registration population has risen, yet, little is known about the teaching approaches employed for this purpose...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618375/effects-of-a-training-program-for-home-health-care-workers-on-the-provision-of-preventive-activities-and-on-the-health-related-behavior-of-their-clients-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Maaike E Walters, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Anja van der Meulen, Arie Dijkstra, Andrea F de Winter
BACKGROUND: Because home health care workers repeatedly visit the same older adults, they are in an excellent position to improve the health-related behavior of older adults, their clients, by providing preventive activities. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the short- and medium term effects of an intervention to support workers in providing preventive activities for older adults. To do this, the number of activities undertaken by workers and the health-related behavior of their clients were assessed...
May 21, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595111/similarity-and-accuracy-of-mental-models-formed-during-nursing-handovers-a-concept-mapping-approach
#7
Anat Drach-Zahavy, Chaya Broyer, Efrat Dagan
BACKGROUND: Shared mental models are crucial for constructing mutual understanding of the patient's condition during a clinical handover. Yet, scant research, if any, has empirically explored mental models of the parties involved in a clinical handover. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the similarities among mental models of incoming and outgoing nurses, and to test their accuracy by comparing them with mental models of expert nurses. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study, exploring nurses' mental models via the concept mapping technique...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595110/utilization-of-registered-nurses-in-primary-care-teams-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Allison Norful, Grant Martsolf, Krystyna de Jacq, Lusine Poghosyan
BACKGROUND: Registered nurses are increasingly becoming embedded in primary care teams yet there is a wide variability in nursing roles and responsibilities across organizations. Policy makers are calling for a closer look at how to best utilize registered nurses in primary care teams. Lack of knowledge about effective primary care nursing roles and responsibilities challenges policy makers' abilities to develop recommendations to effectively deploy registered nurses in primary care needed to assure efficient, evidence-based, and quality health care...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558342/the-measurement-properties-of-pediatric-observational-pain-scales-a-systematic-review-of-reviews
#9
REVIEW
Randi Dovland Andersen, Ann Langius-Eklöf, Britt Nakstad, Tomm Bernklev, Leena Jylli
BACKGROUND: Valid observational pain scales are needed to assess pain and ensure sufficient treatment of pain in children that lack the verbal ability to self-report pain. Published reviews attempt to synthesize results from primary studies validating these scales and based on the findings recommendations may be given, for example which pain scales are the most appropriate for use in different pediatric populations. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this review were to describe how systematic reviews have evaluated and recommended observational pain scales for use in children aged 0-18 years and appraise the evidence underlying these recommendations...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535399/dry-skin-and-pressure-ulcer-risk-a-multi-center-cross-sectional-prevalence-study-in-german-hospitals-and-nursing-homes
#10
Anna Lechner, Nils Lahmann, Konrad Neumann, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Jan Kottner
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a serious health problem in medical and nursing care. Therefore, effective prevention is crucial. Major pressure ulcer risk factors have been identified but the particular role of dry skin (xerosis cutis) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible associations between dry skin and pressure ulcers focusing on the sacrum/trochanter and at heel/ankle skin areas. DESIGN: Two multicenter cross-sectional studies...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551478/predictors-of-occupational-stress-and-well-being-in-first-line-nurse-managers-a-cross-sectional-survey-study
#11
Jef Adriaenssens, Ambre Hamelink, Peter Van Bogaert
BACKGROUND: First-line nurse managers have a pivotal role in the organization of health care but have to deal with significant job-related issues and problems in a changing and challenging health care environment. As their new roles are complex and often unclear, it might be expected that these professionals are at risk for occupational stress. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to analyze and describe relationships between job characteristics, and also interdisciplinary conflicts with physicians as potential predictors of occupational well-being (job satisfaction, psychosomatic distress, turnover intention, work engagement and burnout)...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531550/barriers-and-facilitators-in-providing-oral-care-to-nursing-home-residents-from-the-perspective-of-care-aides-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Matthias Hoben, Alix Clarke, Kha Tu Huynh, Nadia Kobagi, Angelle Kent, Huimin Hu, Raissa A C Pereira, Tianyuan Xiong, Kexin Yu, Hongjin Xiang, Minn N Yoon
BACKGROUND: Oral health of nursing home residents is generally poor, with severe consequences for residents' general health and quality of life and for the health care system. Care aides in nursing homes provide up to 80% of direct care (including oral care) to residents, but providing oral care is often challenging. Interventions to improve oral care must tailor to identified barriers and facilitators to be effective. This review identifies and synthesizes the evidence on barriers and facilitators care aides perceive in providing oral care to nursing home residents...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531549/impact-of-community-based-nurse-led-clinics-on-patient-outcomes-patient-satisfaction-patient-access-and-cost-effectiveness-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Sue Randall, Tonia Crawford, Jane Currie, Jo River, Vasiliki Betihavas
BACKGROUND: The role and scope of nursing practice has evolved in response to the dynamic needs of individuals, communities, and healthcare services. Health services are now focused on maintaining people in their communities, and keeping them out of hospital where possible. Community based nurse-led clinics are ideally placed to work towards this goal. The initial impetus for these services was to increase patient access to care, to provide a cost-effective and high quality streamlined service...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535398/nurses-occupational-physical-activity-levels-a-systematic-review
#14
REVIEW
Stephanie E Chappel, Simone J J M Verswijveren, Brad Aisbett, Julie Considine, Nicola D Ridgers
BACKGROUND: Nurses' physical performance at work has implications both for nurses' occupational health and patient care. Although nurses are the largest healthcare workforce, are present 24-hours a day, and engage in many physically demanding tasks, nurses' occupational physical activity levels are poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to examine nurses' occupational physical activity levels, and explore how nurses accumulate their physical activity during a shift...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527824/clinical-significance-in-nursing-research-a-discussion-and-descriptive-analysis
#15
Denise F Polit
BACKGROUND: It is widely understood that statistical significance should not be equated with clinical significance, but the topic of clinical significance has not received much attention in the nursing literature. By contrast, interest in conceptualizing and operationalizing clinical significance has been a "hot topic" in other health care fields for several decades. OBJECTIVES: The major purpose of this paper is to briefly describe recent advances in defining and quantifying clinical significance...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521207/strategies-to-support-transitions-from-hospital-to-home-for-children-with-medical-complexity-a-scoping-review
#16
REVIEW
Sydney Breneol, Julia Belliveau, Christine Cassidy, Janet A Curran
BACKGROUND: Children with medical complexity constitute a small but resource-intensive subgroup of children with special health care needs. Their medical fragility and resource-intensive needs put them at greater risk for inadequate transitions from hospital to home-based care, and subsequent adverse outcomes and hospital re-admissions. OBJECTIVE: This scoping literature review was conducted to map empirically researched interventions, frameworks, programs or models that could inform or support the transition from hospital to home for children with medical complexity...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511032/correlates-of-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-a-literature-review
#17
REVIEW
Kyoungrim Kang, Leila Gholizadeh, Sally C Inglis, Hae-Ra Han
BACKGROUND: By the increasing emphasis on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with myocardial infarction (MI), it is necessary to explore factors that affect HRQoL in this population. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify correlates of HRQoL in patients with MI. DESIGN: A literature review of the factors that affect HRQoL in patients with MI (1995-2016). DATA SOURCES: Three main databases-CINAHL, MEDLINE and PsychINFO-were searched to retrieve relevant peer-reviewed articles published in English...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505559/a-two-phased-study-on-health-care-professionals-perceptions-of-single-or-multi-use-of-intermittent-catheters
#18
D McClurg, J Coyle, A Long, K Moore, A Cottenden, C May, M Fader
AIMS: This two phase study aimed to explore health care professionals' teaching and prescribing practice related to intermittent catheterisation and to identify their perceptions about the possible implementation of a mixed (single and multi-use) package for intermittent catheterization. INTRODUCTION: Single-use intermittent catheters are the norm in the UK although multi-use is common in some other countries. A recent Cochrane review found no difference in complications, including urinary tract infection rates, between those using single or multi-use catheters...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500955/economic-evaluation-of-nurse-practitioner-and-clinical-nurse-specialist-roles-a-methodological-review
#19
Elena Lopatina, Faith Donald, Alba DiCenso, Ruth Martin-Misener, Kelley Kilpatrick, Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Nancy Carter, Kim Reid, Deborah A Marshall
BACKGROUND: Advanced practice nurses (e.g., nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists) have been introduced internationally to increase access to high quality care and to tackle increasing health care expenditures. While randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews have demonstrated the effectiveness of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist roles, their cost-effectiveness has been challenged. The poor quality of economic evaluations of these roles to date raises the question of whether current economic evaluation guidelines are adequate when examining their cost-effectiveness...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494333/implementing-monitoring-technologies-in-care-homes-for-people-with-dementia-a-qualitative-exploration-using-normalization-process-theory
#20
Alex Hall, Christine Brown Wilson, Emma Stanmore, Chris Todd
BACKGROUND: Ageing societies and a rising prevalence of dementia are associated with increasing demand for care home places. Monitoring technologies (e.g. bed-monitoring systems; wearable location-tracking devices) are appealing to care homes as they may enhance safety, increase resident freedom, and reduce staff burden. However, there are ethical concerns about the use of such technologies, and it is unclear how they might be implemented to deliver their full range of potential benefits...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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