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Journal of Nursing Management

Brid O' Brien, Margaret M Graham, Sile Mary Kelly
AIM: To explore nurses' use of the World Health Organization safety checklist in the perioperative setting. BACKGROUND: Promoting quality and safety in health care has received worldwide attention. The World Health Organization surgical safety checklist (2009) is promoted for reducing postoperative morbidity and mortality. The checklist has been introduced in Irish perioperative settings. METHOD(S): A descriptive, qualitative approach was utilised...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Loan Thanh Do
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October 12, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Chelsea Zepeda
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October 12, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Jan Bauer, Julia Reinhard, Michael Boll, David Groneberg
AIMS: This study focuses on home nursing care distribution in an urban setting in Germany. BACKGROUND: A shortage of nursing care workforce is present in Germany. METHODS: A geospatial analysis was performed to examine distribution patterns at the district level in Frankfurt, Germany (n = 46 districts) and factors were analysed influencing the location choice of home nursing care providers (n = 151). Furthermore, within the analysis we focused on the population aged over 65 years to model the demand for nursing care...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Daniela Fernanda Dos Santos Alves, Dirceu da Silva, Edinêis de Brito Guirardello
AIM: To assess correlations between the characteristics of the nursing practice environment, job outcomes and safety climate. BACKGROUND: The nursing practice environment is critical to the well-being of professionals and to patient safety, as highlighted by national and international studies; however, there is a lack of evidence regarding this theme in paediatric units. METHODS: A cross-sectional study, in two paediatric hospitals in Brazil, was conducted from December 2013 to February 2014...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Maura Lusignani, Maria Lorella Giannì, Luca Giuseppe Re, Maria Luisa Buffon
AIM: To assess the frequency, intensity and level of moral distress perceived by nurses working in medical, surgical and intensive care units. BACKGROUND: Moral distress among nurses compromises their ability to provide optimal patient care and may cause them to leave their job. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey of 283 registered nurses was conducted to evaluate the frequency, intensity and levels of moral distress. A revised version of the Moral Distress Scale (MDS-R) was used...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Mary T Fox, Jeffrey I Butler
AIMS: To explore nurses' perspectives on how leaders influence function-focused care, defined as care that preserves and restores older people's functional abilities. BACKGROUND: Hospitalised older people are at risk of functional decline. Although leaders have the potential to influence function-focused care, few studies have explored nurses' perspectives on how leaders influence function-focused care. METHODS: Thirteen focus groups were held with 57 acute care nurses...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Rose-Marie Johansson-Pajala, Lena-Karin Gustafsson, Kerstin Jorsäter Blomgren, Johan Fastbom, Lene Martin
AIM: To describe variations in nurses' perceptions of using a computerised decision support system (CDSS) in drug monitoring. BACKGROUND: There is an increasing focus on incorporating informatics into registered nurses' (RNs) clinical practice. Insight into RNs' perceptions of using a CDSS in drug monitoring can provide a basis for further development of safer practices in drug management. METHOD: A qualitative interview study of 16 RNs. Data were analysed using a phenomenographic approach...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Edith van Schingen, Odessa Dariel, Hélène Lefebvre, Marie-Pierre Challier, Monique Rothan-Tondeur
AIM: To describe the impact of a mandatory internal mobility policy on nurses working in French state-funded health establishments. BACKGROUND: Public hospitals in France rely on the internal mobility of nursing staff to respond to organisational needs, to reduce costs and to increase productivity. However, there is very little data on the impact of such management practices on the nurses themselves. METHOD: A cross-sectional study, including 3077 nurses from 35 hospitals in the region of Paris, was conducted...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Päivi Lavander, Merja Meriläinen, Leena Turkki
AIMS: This systematic review aimed to synthesise the existing evidence of working time use and the division of labour among nurses and health-care workers in hospital wards. BACKGROUND: The environment of nursing work is changing. Health systems are becoming more complex and costly, and highly skilled health-care professionals are transferring to new, more demanding tasks. Changes require a division of labour that is based on the efficient use of working time. EVALUATION: Sixteen studies were identified for the final analysis through a systematic search...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Claire Newman, Karen Patterson, Michelle Eason, Ben Short
AIM: A Delphi survey was undertaken to refine the position description of a registered nurse working in a forensic hospital, in New South Wales, Australia. BACKGROUND: Prior to commencing operation in 2008, position descriptions were developed from a review of legislation, as well as policies and procedures used by existing forensic mental health services in Australia. With an established workforce and an evolving model of care, a review of the initial registered nurse position description was required...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Katherine S McGilton, Charlene H Chu, Alexander C Shaw, Rosalind Wong, Jenny Ploeg
AIM: The aim of this integrative review was to describe the organisational, unregulated nurse, and resident outcomes associated with effective supervisory performance of regulated nurses (registered nurses or registered practical nurses) in long-term care homes. BACKGROUND: While there are data on the influence of regulated nurse staffing levels on resident outcomes, the influence of effective supervisory performance of regulated nurses on resident and organisational outcomes, nursing assistant outcomes have yet to be comprehensively explored...
August 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Farnoosh Rashvand, Abbas Ebadi, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Mahvash Salsali, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad, Pauline Griffiths, Christina Sieloff
AIM: To develop an instrument for the assessment of safe nursing care (ASNC) within the Iranian context and psychometrically evaluate its reliability and validity. BACKGROUND: There is a need for a valid and reliable instrument to assess how nurses employ the components of safe nursing care in clinical practice in non-Western countries. METHOD: This methodological study was conducted in two phases: (1) a qualitative phase of instrument development, and (2) a quantitative phase of psychometric evaluation of the assessment of safe nursing care (ASNC)...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Despina Sapountzi-Krepia, Sofia Zyga, Panagiotis Prezerakos, Maria Malliarou, Chrystalla Efstathiou, Krystallo Christodoulou, George Charalambous
AIM: Τranslation and validation of the Kuopio University Hospital Job Satisfaction Scale. BACKGROUND: Nurses' job satisfaction is crucial for the smooth functioning of the health-care system. METHODS: A Greek translation of the scale was made and administered to 126 psychiatric nurses; 60 filled it out again after 15 days. The structural validity and internal consistency of the scale were also studied. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were also conducted...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Lynn M Soban, Linda Kim, Anita H Yuan, Rebecca S Miltner
AIM: To describe the presence and operationalisation of organisational strategies to support implementation of pressure ulcer prevention programmes across acute care hospitals in a large, integrated health-care system. BACKGROUND: Comprehensive pressure ulcer programmes include nursing interventions such as use of a risk assessment tool and organisational strategies such as policies and performance monitoring to embed these interventions into routine care. The current literature provides little detail about strategies used to implement pressure ulcer prevention programmes...
August 4, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Hao-Yuan Chang, Daniel Friesner, I-Chen Lee, Tsung-Lan Chu, Hui-Ling Chen, Wan-Er Wu, Ching-I Teng
AIMS: The purpose of this study is to examine how the interaction between nurse openness and work experience is related to patient safety. BACKGROUND: No study has yet examined the interactions between these, and how openness and work experience jointly impact patient safety. METHODS: This study adopts a cross-sectional design, using self-reported work experience, perceived time pressure and measures of patient safety, and was conducted in a major medical centre...
July 31, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Isabel Amelia Costa Mendes, Carla A Arena Ventura
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October 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
David C Benton, Franklin A Shaffer
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September 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Stacey Junger, Nicole Trinkle, Norma Hall
AIM: The aim was to examine the effect of a nurse leader certification preparation course on the confidence levels of the participants. BACKGROUND: Limited literature is available regarding nurse leader development and certifications. Barriers exist related to lack of confidence, high cost, time and lack of access to a preparation course. METHOD: Nurse leaders (n = 51) completed a pre- and post-survey addressing confidence levels of participants related to the topics addressed in the nurse leader certification preparation course...
September 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
Jalal Alharbi, Rhonda Wilson, Cindy Woods, Kim Usher
AIM: The aim of the study was to explore the prevalence of burnout and job satisfaction among Saudi national critical care nurses. BACKGROUND: Burnout is caused by a number of factors, including personal, organisational and professional issues. Previous literature reports a strong relationship between burnout and job satisfaction among critical care nurses. Little is known about this phenomenon among Saudi national critical care nurses. METHODS: A convenience sample of 150 Saudi national critical care nurses from three hospitals in Hail, Saudi Arabia were included in a cross-sectional survey...
September 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
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