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Creative Nursing

Barbara Balik
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February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Kim Belcik
A busy nurse-mom describes her experience of being inspired to host her first nursing salon after attending a "mass" nursing salon by Dr. Marie Manthey at the Texas Nurses Association House of Delegates.
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Nancy Napolitano, Karen V Duhamel
Nursing students are largely excluded from travel-abroad studies because of demanding curricula, lack of time, and cost. A poll was conducted and distributed to bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) and master of science in nursing (MSN) students who participated in 8-day observational trips. Questions were framed around the themes of cultural awareness, global health care perspective, translating theory into practice, and personal and professional growth. The results were compared with traditional long-term study-abroad outcomes...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Margaret Doyle Settle, Amanda Bulette Coakley, Christine Donahue Annese
Human milk provides superior nutritional value for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit and is the enteral feeding of choice. Our hospital used the system engineering initiative for patient safety model to evaluate the human milk management system in our neonatal intensive care unit. Nurses described the previous process in a negative way, fraught with opportunities for error, increased stress for nurses, and the need to be away from the bedside and their patients. The redesigned process improved the quality and safety of human milk management and created time for the nurses to spend with their patients...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Mary Ashley Barry
As the number of total knee arthroplasty surgeries continues to increase and the length of hospital stay is trending down, preoperative education continues to be an important factor to support positive postoperative outcomes. The purpose of this literature review is to examine whether preoperative education for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty affects postoperative pain management compared to those who do not receive this education. Findings from the literature review indicate that receiving preoperative education before a total knee arthroplasty does not impact pain management in the postoperative phase...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Stephanie Turner, Leslie G Cole
It is well known that active teaching strategies improve student learning outcomes. By using simulation scenarios as a tool to teach systematic decision making in the classroom, faculty allow a large group of students to develop abstract thinking and gain experience in a setting that has traditionally delivered information in a linear format. This article will describe the process of using a high-fidelity simulation scenario as an unfolding case study to teach students how to manage and care for a patient.
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Nancyruth Leibold, Laura Schwarz
The use of virtual simulations in nursing is an innovative strategy that is increasing in application. There are several terms related to virtual simulation; although some are used interchangeably, the meanings are not the same. This article presents examples of virtual simulation, virtual worlds, and virtual patients in continuing education, staff development, and academic nursing education. Virtual simulations in nursing use technology to provide safe, as realistic as possible clinical practice for nurses and nursing students...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Bobbi Shatto, Kelly Erwin
Most undergraduate students today are part of the millennial generation. However, the next wave of students-Generation Z-are just beginning to enter universities. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have unique characteristics that create challenges in the classroom. Incorporating technology, engaging students with adaptive learning activities, and understanding basic generational differences are ways to limit the effects of generational conflict while keeping both millennials and Generation Z students engaged in learning...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Ahtisham Younas
In-depth understanding of the ontological and epistemological assumptions of nursing theories can be achieved through theory analysis. Several theory analysis criteria have been proposed for examining ontological and epistemological assumptions, but there are limited examples of actual analysis of these assumptions. This article presents an analysis of the ontological and epistemological assumptions of Dorothea Orem's selfcare theory and evaluates its significance for nursing practice and research.
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Gwendolyn Cherese Godlock, Rebecca Suzie Miltner, Dori Taylor Sullivan
Since the seminal report by the Institute of Medicine, To Err Is Human, was issued in 1999, significant efforts across the health care industry have been launched to improve the safety and quality of patient care. Recent advances in the safety of health care delivery have included commitment to creating high-reliability organizations (HROs) to enhance existing quality improvement activities. This article will explore key elements of the HRO concept of deference to expertise, describe the structural elements that support nurses and other personnel in speaking up, and provide examples of practical, evidence-based tools to help organizations support and encourage all members of the health care team to speak up...
February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Marty Lewis-Hunstiger
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February 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Donna J Biederman, Dana Hines
A public health nurse talks about her career trajectory, her entry into nursing research, and her research career in transgender health. Transgender people encounter many health and social disparities, yet medical and nursing professionals are often ill-prepared to care for this population of individuals. The nursing profession is well known for its contributions to population health and for developing nursing-led interventions to improve the health outcomes of marginalized populations. Hines urges nursing to take a more active stance in transgender health and is leading this effort by example...
May 2016: Creative Nursing
Natalie Lu
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2015: Creative Nursing
Barby Ingle
A health educator who has reflex sympathetic dystrophy, an autoimmune condition involving chronic pain, shares her knowledge about living life to the fullest while dealing with a chronic health condition. Her advice encompasses dealing with the health care system, managing information, and obtaining physical and emotional self-care.
2015: Creative Nursing
Stephanie Chung, Virginia Fitzsimons
The study of philosophy has shaped and continues to shape thinking in many disciplines. One may not initially associate philosophy with a grounding idea in the nursing profession; however, its ideas fit the contour of the discipline and foster critical thinking. The philosophical nurse examines his or her practice in depth to understand human processes and deepen thinking through the teachings of philosophy. The following discussion is an overview of Daoism (the "Way") and its main ideas; these ideas will then be applied to nursing practice and human response to illness...
2015: Creative Nursing
Emily Hahn
Nursing has been described as an art and a science. The scientific aspect of nursing can be learned in nursing school and in years of practice. However, the art of nursing is enriched by each nurse's connection with life experiences. The purpose of this article is to highlight my particular life experience with dance and to show how studying dance has helped me become the strong nursing leader I am today.
2015: Creative Nursing
Kathryn Koehne
The consequences of a sedentary lifestyle have been extensively studied, and the findings have been broadly reported in scientific journals as well as all forms of media. The development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, venous thromboembolism, and extensive musculoskeletal strain can all result from prolonged immobility and repetitive computer use. Health care workers in the ambulatory setting are impacted by immobility because of the nature of their work. A workstation wellness intervention involved evidence-based activities for employees who have limited physical activity in the course of a workday, with the goal of promoting health...
2015: Creative Nursing
Maureen O'Hara, Hans-Peter de Ruiter
An oncology nurse talks about her 42-year career at Stanford Medical Center. The technological and pharmacological advances she has seen in that time have changed the face of oncology nursing practice and transformed many previously fatal cancers into curable diseases or chronic illnesses compatible with well-being. The increasing complexity of care requires multidisciplinary collaboration and brings with it new ethical dilemmas. She cautions nurses to make the best use of technology without losing their critical thinking skills, basic assessment skills, and common sense...
2015: Creative Nursing
Nancy Endress
A nurse with newly diagnosed cancer presents her stream-of-consciousness impressions of this event, its meaning for her life, and the ways in which the gift of kindness makes a difference.
2015: Creative Nursing
Póra Jenný Gunnarsdóttir, Mary Koithan, Gísli Kort Kristófersson
The first International Integrative Nursing Symposium was held in May 2015 in Reykjavík, Iceland, to foster discourse about providing whole person/whole systems care that is relationship-based and person-centered. A discussant format was used to ensure that symposium participants could fully operationalize the principles of integrative nursing in practice, research, education, and policy development. Sessions varied widely to communicate the full spectrum of nursing scholarship with participants envisioning a future when all nursing care is integrative...
2015: Creative Nursing
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