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Contemporary Nurse

Dolors Rodríguez-Martín, Catalina Rodríguez-García, Anna Marta Falcó-Pegueroles
ABSTRAT Blackground: Communication is a key factor in people's interaction with the health system. In the case of Deaf Community -deaf sign language users- healthcare interactions could be affected by communication in a society that is mainly hearing and consequently, it can also have a negative impact on health and jeopardise some of their health rights. OBJECTIVES: . The aims were (i) to know the communication access difficulties of deaf people in healthcare context and (ii) determine how these difficulties violate their rights...
February 16, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Tahereh Najafi Ghezeljeh, Sanaz Sharifian, Mehdi Nasr Isfahani, Hamid Haghani
BACKGROUND: The use of social networks in healthcare is a new area of research. Little is known about the benefits of this method in the management of the physical conditions of patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of self-management education using telephone follow-up and mobile phone-based social networking on self-management behaviors among patients with hypertension. METHODS: This randomized clinical trial was conducted with 100 patients who were selected using a convenience sampling method...
February 16, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, Daniel López López, Rocío Rodriguez Vazquez, Ricardo Becerro de Bengoa-Vallejo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Filomena De Sousa, Jennifer Jackson, Ruth Knight, Edith Cloutier, Rosemary Basa, Anne Fourney, Kathleen Devecseri
BACKGROUND: Hypoglycaemia is associated with increased mortality, length of stay, readmission and adverse events. Nursing management of hypoglycaemia is a challenge, despite established best practice guidelines. Social media is an effective tool for sharing information, and had potential to overcome barriers to clinical education at a multi-centre hospital. AIMS: The purpose of this quality improvement intervention was to create and disseminate social media posts about best practices in hypoglycaemia management...
February 15, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Emma Pascale Blakey, Debra Jackson, Helen Walthall, Helen Aveyard
AIM: The aim of this review is to explore the experience of a readmission to hospital from the perspective of older adults. METHODS: A systematic review with an interpretative approach was conducted. CINAHL, Embase, and Medline were consulted. The search took place during October 2016. RESULTS: 6 studies with data collection between 2004 and 2013 fit the relevant criteria and included a total of 68 older adults. Two overarching themes were developed with relevant subthemes: Experience during initial hospital stay distinguished by exclusion (Feeling powerless; Feeling disregarded; Perception of readiness for discharge); Patients experience uncertainty following discharge (Perception that community based services are not available or adequate; Perception that hospital is the only safe place; Difficulty in adapting to a "new normal")...
February 9, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Lihui Pu, Shu-Chuan Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 6, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Ayse Ozkaraman, Guler Balcı Alparslan, Burcu Babadağ, Timucin Kaşifoğlu, Canan Baydemir
BACKGROUND: Anti TNF-α drugs used in the treatment of rheumatologic diseases have relatively more side effect potential, these drugs can only be effective in long-term use. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to examine the effects of education about the drug use and consultation by telephone calls on treatment adherence and drug-induced challenges in patients under "the first anti TNF-α treatment". METHODS: A total of of 32 patients were randomly assigned to a intervention group (n=17) and a control group (n=15)...
January 9, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Tammy Slater, Julie Stanik-Hutt, Patricia Davidson
BACKGROUND: Strokes following adult cardiac surgery contribute to burdensome neurocognitive complications, which are often difficult to detect during the perioperative period. Fluctuations in regional cerebral perfusion and co-morbid conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, prior stroke, symptomatic carotid stenosis, aortic atherosclerotic disease, and peripheral vascular disease are associated with perioperative strokes. Approaches to achieve optimal cerebral perfusion remain elusive and traditional strategies for perioperative monitoring are not always sufficiently sensitive to detect acute changes in cerebral perfusion...
December 28, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Danilo D Trevisan, Thaís M São-João, Marilia E Cornélio, Fernanda F Jannuzzi, Roberta C M Rodrigues, Maria Helena M Lima
BACKGROUND: Non-adherence to oral antidiabetics drugs (OADs) has been a common problem and may contribute to poor glycemic control. AIM: To describe an experimental study protocol according to the SPIRIT 2013 guidelines that aims at implementing and evaluating the effect of the "action planning and coping planning" interventions on medication adherence to OADs in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in follow-up at primary care services. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial...
December 27, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Caroline Vafeas, Renee Graham, Gideon De Jong, Jennie Sharp, Irene Ngune, Saskia Mayes
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December 26, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Julie Lorraine O'Sullivan, Paul Gellert, Britta Hesse, Laura-Maria Jordan, Sebastian Möller, Jan-Niklas Voigt-Antons, Johanna Nordheim
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December 26, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Jennifer L Milesky, Diana-Lyn Baptiste, Brenda K Shelton
Aim/Objectives: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the feasibility and utilization of evidence-based recommendations for nurse-to-nurse shift handover on an oncology critical care unit. BACKGROUND: Breakdown in communication is the most common cause of medical errors in hospitals. DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: Nurses were provided education that integrated evidence-based recommendations for handover of care...
December 13, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Elsa Afonso, Christelle Lizy, Stijn Blot
Impact Statement: Bridging the knowledge-practice gap remains a challenge in infection prevention as attitude and culture need to change as well. A formal structure of continuing education might serve that goal.
December 11, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Eileen McKinlay, Peter Gallagher, Bernadette Jones, Lindsay Macdonald, Christine Barthow
BACKGROUND: Leaving the nursing workforce is often seen as a loss to the profession. However some nurses maintain a current nursing registration and work outside their disciplinary field within university schools of medicine. Little is known about the nature of their work and why they choose to work in this setting. AIM: To explore and describe the experiences of nurses who work in a medical school. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive informed by autoethnography...
December 11, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Annemarie DeLeo, Sadie Geraghty
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of smartphone technology in health care provides midwifery students with unprecedented access to online resources that facilitates the optimal care of women and supports ongoing learning. PROBLEM: A small pilot study was conducted in Western Australia, with 29 undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery students to explore the use of smartphone technology whilst in clinical practice. AIM: This study aimed to define the impact of smartphones in clinical decision-making and learning whilst in clinical areas, by midwifery students at the point of care...
December 11, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Jee-In Hwang, Hyeoun-Ae Park
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals' systems thinking is emphasized for patient safety. AIMS: To report nurses' systems thinking competency, and its relationship with medical error reporting and the occurrence of adverse events. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey using a previously validated Systems Thinking Scale (STS), was conducted. METHODS: Nurses from two teaching hospitals were invited to participate in the survey...
November 30, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Jenny Murfield, Toni Dwan, Tamara Ownsworth
BACKGROUND: There has been significant growth in digital, robotic, and web-based technologies to aid communication between residents living in residential aged care facilities and their family and friends. However, it is unknown to what extent care practices within facilities accommodate such technologies. AIM: To explore the use and availability of communication technologies for use by residents within residential aged care facilities in Queensland, Australia, as reported by facility staff...
November 29, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Mandie Foster, Lisa Whitehead
AIM: This study explored parent and staff perceptions of family centred care within a paediatric high dependency in one New Zealand hospital. BACKGROUND: Family centred care is a partnership approach to healthcare delivery where the child's treatment is aligned to the family's needs and desired level of involvement. Despite widespread endorsement of family centred care, variations in the definitions, perceptions, utilisation and level of importance placed on treatment, information, negotiation, support and family involvement between parents and staff within various healthcare settings continues to be evident...
November 27, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Leila Valizadeh, Vahid Zamanzadeh, Akram Ghahramanian, Parvaneh Aghajari, Cynthia Foronda
BACKGROUND: Cultural sensitivity is one attributes of cultural competence. As a result of immigration in the world and/or health tourism, nurses face the diversity cultural clients every day. Cultural sensitivity and effective communication are the important component of nursing care in delivering quality healthcare to diverse patients, but a few evidence exists about nurse-to-parent communication in culturally sensitive pediatric care. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore factors that influence nurse-to-parent communication in the provision of culturally sensitive pediatric care...
November 23, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
Edward Gorman
Indigenous students remain an underrepresented population in tertiary education. Increasing Indigenous representation is a key element in the breaking down of barriers, ensuring workforces under various disciplines, but especially health disciplines, are culturally capable and safe, and in turn improve health and education outcomes for Indigenous peoples. However, to achieve this relies heavily on listening to and responding to the voice of Indigenous Peoples to shape learning content and support structures in tertiary education...
November 23, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
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