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Journal of Pediatric Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292543/the-impact-of-kangaroo-care-on-premature-infant-weight-gain
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REVIEW
Melvina Evereklian, Bobbie Posmontier
BACKGROUND: Preterm births occur among 11.4% of all live infant births. Without steady weight gain, premature infants may experience lengthy hospitalizations, neurodevelopmental deficits and hospital readmissions, which can increase the financial burden on the health care system and their families. The total U.S. health-related costs linked to preterm infant deliveries are estimated at $4.33 billion. Kangaroo care is a feasible practice that can improve preterm infant weight gain. However, this intervention is utilized less often throughout the U...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285832/an-integrative-review-of-pediatric-fall-risk-assessment-tools
#2
REVIEW
Kimberly DiGerolamo, Katherine Finn Davis
PROBLEM: Patient fall prevention begins with accurate risk assessment. However, sustained improvements in prevention and quality of care include use of validated fall risk assessment tools (FRATs). The goal of FRATs is to identify patients at highest risk. Adult FRATs are often borrowed from to create tools for pediatric patients. Though factors associated with pediatric falls in the hospital setting are similar to those in adults, such as mobility, medication use, and cognitive impairment, adult FRATs and the factors associated with them do not adequately assess risk in children...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283208/paroxysmal-sympathetic-hyperactivity-in-children-an-exploratory-evaluation-of-nursing-interventions
#3
Lisa Letzkus, Jessica Keim-Malpass, Joel Anderson, Christine Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) produces symptoms of autonomic instability and muscle over-activity; however, the majority of nursing interventions used in clinical practice are anecdotal and not evidenced based. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to report nursing documentation of PSH events, and to describe the clinical nursing interventions and care provided to children who have suffered a severe brain injury and are exhibiting PSH. The secondary objective was to demonstrate how the Symptom Management Theory (SMT) can serve as a framework for research related to brain injury and PSH...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283207/perceptions-of-caring-for-adolescents-with-eating-disorders-hospitalized-on-a-general-pediatric-unit
#4
Whitney Harken, Joan Maxwell, Margaret Hainline, Lauren Pollack, Cristine Roberts
PURPOSE: To describe the perceptions of inpatient pediatric hospitalist physicians (HPs), registered nurses (RNs), and care assistants (CAs) at a tertiary pediatric hospital regarding caring for children with eating disorders (EDs) who are hospitalized for medical stabilization. DESIGN AND METHODS: A qualitative descriptive study was conducted using semi-structured individual interviews with aforementioned health care workers (HCWs) to explore their perspectives on caring for children/adolescents with EDs in relation to recent initiatives to transform their care...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274664/psychological-outcomes-in-parents-of-critically-ill-hospitalized-children
#5
Robyn Stremler, Summer Haddad, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Christopher Parshuram
Parents of children in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) are subjected to significant psychological stress. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of, and factors associated with anxiety, depressive symptoms and decisional conflict in parents of children hospitalized in the PICU. The study employed a descriptive, cross-sectional design to investigate the psychological status of 118 parents of 91 children (74 mothers and 44 fathers) admitted to the PICU, using measures of anxiety (STAI), depression (CES-D), and decisional conflict (DCS)...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215447/pediatric-inpatient-nurses-perceptions-of-child-maltreatment
#6
Jenifer L Lavigne, Sharon G Portwood, Jan Warren-Findlow, Larissa R Brunner Huber
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of child maltreatment among inpatient pediatric nurses. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was used to obtain responses to an online survey designed to examine perceptions of child maltreatment from inpatient pediatric nurses. RESULTS: Many nurses surveyed (41.25%) indicated that they had not received adequate training or had never received training on child maltreatment identification and many (40%) also indicated they were not familiar with the applicable reporting laws...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202250/translational-research-pediatric-nursing-promoting-the-health-of-children-around-the-world
#7
Becky J Christian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202249/mutual-expectations-of-mothers-of-hospitalized-children-and-pediatric-nurses-who-provided-care-qualitative-study
#8
Dilek Konuk Şener, Aysel Karaca
PURPOSE: This study attempted to identify the mutual expectations of mothers whose children were hospitalized in the pediatric department of a university hospital and nurses who provided care. DESIGN AND METHODS: A descriptive phenomenological design has been used in this study. Data were obtained through tape-recorded semi-structured interviews. This study was conducted at a pediatric clinic, at a university hospital in a small city in Turkey. Participants comprised five nurses working in the children's clinic and 24 mothers who accompanied their children to the hospital...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209260/use-of-the-pasero-opioid-induced-sedation-scale-poss-in-pediatric-patients
#9
Ann Quinlan-Colwell, Gayle Thear, Emily Miller-Baldwin, Andrea Smith
The Pasero Opioid-induced Sedation Scale (POSS) is a valid, reliable tool used to assess sedation when administering opioid medications to manage pain. The POSS is endorsed by The Joint Commission and the American Society for Pain Management Nursing to help prevent adverse opioid-related respiratory events. Although the POSS is used to assess sedation in pediatric patients at some hospitals, prior to this study, it was not formally evaluated in the pediatric population. This study used a quasi-experimental design with a convenience sample of pediatric patients admitted to a large regional medical center in southeastern North Carolina...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188079/current-practices-in-home-management-of-nasogastric-tube-placement-in-pediatric-patients-a-survey-of-parents-and-homecare-providers
#10
LaDonna Northington, Beth Lyman, Peggi Guenter, Sharon Y Irving, Lori Duesing
Enteral feeding tubes are used in pediatric patients to deliver nutrition, fluids or medications. The literature related to short-term feeding tube (nasogastric [NG], hereafter known as NGT, or orogastric [OGT],) use in pediatric homecare patients is sparse. This descriptive study sought to gather baseline information about these children and how their feeding tubes are managed at home. Specifically, we sought to better understand how the tubes are placed and the method(s) used for tube placement verification...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169036/identification-of-risk-factors-for-poor-feeding-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-a-novel-approach-to-improve-oral-feeding
#11
Gitanjali Indramohan, Tiffany P Pedigo, Nicole Rostoker, Mae Cambare, Tristan Grogan, Myke D Federman
Many infants with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) do not develop the skills to feed orally and are discharged home on gastrostomy tube or nasogastric feeds. We aimed to identify risk factors for failure to achieve full oral feeding and evaluate the efficacy of oral motor intervention for increasing the rate of discharge on full oral feeds by performing a prospective study in the neonatal and cardiac intensive care units of a tertiary children's hospital. 23 neonates born at ≥37weeks gestation and diagnosed with single-ventricle physiology requiring a surgical shunt were prospectively enrolled and received oral motor intervention therapy...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169035/integration-of-parent-and-nurse-perspectives-of-communication-to-plan-care-for-technology-dependent-children-the-theory-of-shared-communication
#12
Barbara K Giambra, Marion E Broome, Teresa Sabourin, Janice Buelow, Deborah Stiffler
PURPOSE: The purpose of this qualitative research study was to expand our understanding of the process of communication between parents of hospitalized technology dependent children and their nurses originally detailed in the Theory of Shared Communication (TSC). DESIGN AND METHODS: This grounded theory study was conducted with five parents of technology dependent children hospitalized in a large Midwestern children's hospital and nine nurses who care for technology dependent children admitted to the same hospital during July and August 2013...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159453/national-pediatric-nurse-scientist-collaborative
#13
LETTER
Rosemary C White-Traut
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139403/cultivating-critical-thinking-using-virtual-interactive-case-studies
#14
Susan M Burke
Critical thinking is an essential component of diagnostic reasoning, clinical decision making and professional accountability. Nurse practitioner students often struggle to view the interrelationship of these concepts. Since the development of critical thinking skills is an inferential process, the experiential characteristics of preceptor supervised clinical practice have been identified as a valuable resource. Scarcity of quality preceptors and clinical practice sites necessitates other supplemental experiential activities...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132750/application-of-the-ebp-process-maximizing-lactation-support-with-minimal-education
#15
Frances M Ullman, MaryDee Fisher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131546/a-qualitative-analysis-of-the-information-needs-of-parents-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-prior-to-first-admission
#16
Vera Fixter, Catherine Butler, Jo Daniels, Samantha Phillips
PURPOSE: Hospitalization can be stressful for patients and their families. Pre-hospitalization information is crucial in establishing a good basis for patient satisfaction. In order to develop better preparatory material for parents, this qualitative study explored whether parents of children with cystic fibrosis, admitted to a UK Children's Hospital, felt adequately prepared for their child's admission. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were collected from twelve parents whose children had been admitted within the last two years for routine intravenous antibiotics...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131547/ensuring-safe-transfer-of-pediatric-patients-a-quality-improvement-project-to-standardize-handoff-communication
#17
Lindsey J Patton, Jerithea D Tidwell, Karie L Falder-Saeed, Virginia B Young, Brennan D Lewis, Jacqueline F Binder
BACKGROUND: During a single hospital stay, a patient's care is transferred several times between health care clinicians requiring multiple handoffs. Nurses often voice concerns about feeling unsafe when receiving patients from other areas. AIMS: The aims of the intradepartmental quality improvement project were to identify the safest way to transfer care of pediatric patients and to improve bedside nurses' knowledge on conducting an evidence based practice project...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131545/comparative-analysis-implementation-of-a-pre-operative-educational-intervention-to-decrease-anxiety-among-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#18
Silvio Simeone, Gianluca Pucciarelli, Marco Perrone, Teresa Rea, Gianpaolo Gargiulo, Grazia Dell'Angelo, Assunta Guillari, Giuseppe Comentale, Gaetano Palma, Carlo Vosa
PURPOSE: The present study evaluated the efficacy of a nursing educational intervention in alleviating the level of parental anxiety in the parents of children who required heart surgery for the first time. DESIGN AND METHODS: A comparative study was used to explore the parents of children who had to undergo cardiac surgery. Parents of children were randomized into 2 groups: 1) control group and 2) experimental group or parents that received the educational intervention about PICU stay...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094094/sira-p-development-and-testing
#19
Kristina L Foster, Lacey D Bergerhofer, Janis B Smith, Michele M Fix, Adrienne Olney, Ashley Sherman
OBJECTIVES: To describe the development of a new skin risk assessment scale called Skin Injury Risk Assessment and Prevention (SIRA+P) and to establish initial reliability and validity of the scale among patients ranging in age from birth, including pre-term, to adulthood, regardless of age or acuity of illness. STUDY DESIGN: The single-site study was a retrospective chart review to evaluate the measurement properties of SIRA+P. Charts of 385 patients of all ages and in all units (including the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units) of a free-standing children's hospital were included...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089405/use-of-essential-oils-following-traumatic-burn-injury-a-case-study
#20
Kathleen Jopke, Heather Sanders, Rosemary White-Traut
Hospital admissions related to burn injury reach 40,000 annually. Patients who experience extensive burns require longer hospital stays and are at increased risk for infection and hospital acquired conditions. This comparative case study is a two patient matched case control design that follows the hospital course of two children who experienced burn injuries. For one of these patients, with the consent of the child's parents, the grandmother treated her granddaughter with essential oils. Essential oils have the potential to inhibit microbial growth, support treatment of wounds, and facilitate healing...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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