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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904435/the-challenges-of-primary-health-care-nurse-leaders-in-the-wake-of-new-health-care-reform-in-norway
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Wivi-Ann Tingvoll, Torill Sæterstrand, Leon Mendel McClusky
BACKGROUND: The local municipality, whose management style is largely inspired by the New Public Management (NPM) model, has administrative responsibilities for primary health care in Norway. Those responsible for health care at the local level often find themselves torn between their professional responsibilities and the municipality's market-oriented funding system. The introduction of the new health care reform process known as the Coordination Reform in January 2012 prioritises primary health care while simultaneously promoting a more collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to health care...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895529/assessing-nursing-staff-s-competences-in-mobility-support-in-nursing-home-care-development-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-kinaesthetics-competence-kc-observation-instrument
#2
Heidrun Gattinger, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Virpi Hantikainen, Sascha Köpke, Stefan Ott, Beate Senn
BACKGROUND: Between 75 and 89% of residents living in long-term care facilities have limited mobility. Nurses as well as other licensed and unlicensed personnel directly involved in resident care are in a key position to promote and maintain the mobility of care-dependent persons. This requires a certain level of competence. Kinaesthetics is a training concept used to increase nursing staff's interaction and movement support skills for assisting care-dependent persons in their daily activities...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895528/nurses-perceptions-of-a-pressure-ulcer-prevention-care-bundle-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#3
Shelley Roberts, Elizabeth McInnes, Marianne Wallis, Tracey Bucknall, Merrilyn Banks, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcer prevention is a critical patient safety indicator for acute care hospitals. An innovative pressure ulcer prevention care bundle targeting patient participation in their care was recently tested in a cluster randomised trial in eight Australian hospitals. Understanding nurses' perspectives of such an intervention is imperative when interpreting results and translating evidence into practice. As part of a process evaluation for the main trial, this study assessed nurses' perceptions of the usefulness and impact of a pressure ulcer prevention care bundle intervention on clinical practice...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833455/a-decision-support-system-dss-for-municipal-nurses-encountering-health-deterioration-among-older-people
#4
Annica Kihlgren, Fredrik Svensson, Conny Lövbrand, Mervyn Gifford, Annsofie Adolfsson
BACKGROUND: This study is part of a larger project called ViSam and includes testing of a decision support system developed and adapted for older people on the basis of M (R) ETTS (Rapid Emergency Triage and Treatment System). The system is designed to allow municipal nurses to determine the optimal level of care for older people whose health has deteriorated. This new system will allow more structured assessment, the patient should receive optimal care and improved data transmission to the next caregiver...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799849/pilot-testing-a-model-of-psychological-care-for-heart-transplant-recipients
#5
Aaron Conway, Judith Sheridan, Joanne Maddicks-Law, Paul Fulbrook
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common after heart transplantation. This study aimed to pilot test the feasibility of a clinical model of psychological care for heart transplant recipients. The model of care involved nurse-led screening for anxiety and depression followed by referral for a course of telephone-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy as well as co-ordination of communication with on-going specialist and primary care services. METHODS: A pilot randomised controlled trial was conducted...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799848/erratum-to-effects-of-a-nurse-led-medication-self-management-programme-in-cancer-patients-protocol-for-a-mixed-method-randomised-controlled-trial
#6
Hiroko Komatsu, Kaori Yagasaki, Takuhiro Yamaguchi
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1186/s12912-016-0130-1.].
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777510/dealing-with-professional-misconduct-by-colleagues-in-home-care-a-nationwide-survey-among-nursing-staff
#7
Erica E M Maurits, Anke J E de Veer, Peter P Groenewegen, Anneke L Francke
BACKGROUND: Professional misconduct in healthcare, a (generally) lasting situation in which patients are at risk or actually harmed, can jeopardise the health and well-being of patients and the quality of teamwork. Two types of professional misconduct can be distinguished: misconduct associated with incompetence and that associated with impairment. This study aimed to (1) quantify home-care nursing staff's experiences with actual or possible professional misconduct; (2) provide insight into the difficulty home-care nursing staff experience in reporting suspicions of professional misconduct within the organisation and whether this is related to the individual characteristics of nursing staff; and (3) show which aspects of professional practice home-care nursing staff consider important in preventing professional misconduct...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766042/retaining-early-career-registered-nurses-a-case-study
#8
Jane Mills, Jennifer Chamberlain-Salaun, Helena Harrison, Karen Yates, Andrea O'Shea
BACKGROUND: A core objective of the Australian health system is to provide high quality, safe health care that meets the needs of all Australians. To achieve this, an adequate and effective workforce must support the delivery of care. With rapidly changing health care systems and consumer demographics, demand for care is increasing and retention of sufficient numbers of skilled staff is now a critical priority to meet current and future health care demands. Nurses are the largest cohort of professionals within the health workforce...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757068/nurse-staffing-and-patient-outcomes-a-longitudinal-study-on-trend-and-seasonality
#9
Jianghua He, Vincent S Staggs, Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, Nancy Dunton
BACKGROUND: Time trends and seasonal patterns have been observed in nurse staffing and nursing-sensitive patient outcomes in recent years. It is unknown whether these changes were associated. METHODS: Quarterly unit-level nursing data in 2004-2012 were extracted from the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®). Units were divided into groups based on patterns of missing data. All variables were aggregated across units within these groups and analyses were conducted at the group level...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752238/ecamulticapa-effectiveness-of-double-layered-compression-therapy-for-healing-venous-ulcers-in-primary-care-a-study-protocol
#10
Carmen Folguera-Álvarez, Sofia Garrido-Elustondo, José Verdú-Soriano, Diana García-García-Alcalá, Mónica Sánchez-Hernández, Oscar German Torres-de Castro, Maria Luisa Barceló-Fidalgo, Olga Martínez-González, Lidia Ardiaca-Burgués, Carmen Solano-Villarrubia, Pilar Raquel Lebracón-Cortés, Carmen Molins-Santos, Mar Fresno-Flores, Maria Carmen Cánovas-Lago, Luisa Fernanda Benito-Herranz, Maria Teresa García-Sánchez, Olga Castillo-Pla, María Sol Morcillo-San Juan, Maria Begoña Ayuso-de la Torre, Pilar Burgos-Quintana, Ana López-Torres-Escudero, Gema Ballesteros-García, Piedad García-Cabeza, Maria Ángeles de Francisco-Casado, Milagros Rico-Blázquez
BACKGROUND: Chronic venous insufficiency, in its final stage can cause venous ulcers. Venous ulcers have a prevalence of 0.5 % to 0.8 % in the general population, and increases starting at 60 years of age. This condition often causes increased dependency in affected individuals, as well as a perceived reduced quality of life and family overload. Local Treating chronic venous ulcers has 2 components: topically healing the ulcer and controlling the venous insufficiency. There is evidence that compressive therapy favours the healing process of venous ulcers...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708546/the-impact-of-occupational-stress-on-nurses-caring-behaviors-and-their-health-related-quality-of-life
#11
Pavlos Sarafis, Eirini Rousaki, Andreas Tsounis, Maria Malliarou, Liana Lahana, Panagiotis Bamidis, Dimitris Niakas, Evridiki Papastavrou
BACKGROUND: Nursing is perceived as a strenuous job. Although past research has documented that stress influences nurses' health in association with quality of life, the relation between stress and caring behaviors remains relatively unexamined, especially in the Greek working environment, where it is the first time that this specific issue is being studied. The aim was to investigate and explore the correlation amidst occupational stress, caring behaviors and their quality of life in association to health...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660554/motivational-interviewing-competencies-among-uk-family-nurse-partnership-nurses-a-process-evaluation-component-of-the-building-blocks-trial
#12
Sue Channon, Marie-Jet Bekkers, Julia Sanders, Rebecca Cannings-John, Laura Robertson, Kristina Bennert, Christopher Butler, Kerenza Hood, Michael Robling
BACKGROUND: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling approach to behaviour change which is increasingly being used in public health settings, either as a stand-alone approach or in combination with other structured programmes of health promotion. One example of this is the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) a licensed, preventative programme for first time mothers under the age of 20, delivered by specialist family nurses who are additionally trained in MI. The Building Blocks trial was an individually randomised controlled trial comparing effectiveness of Family Nurse Partnership when added to usual care compared to usual care alone within 18 sites in England...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625589/safety-climate-and-readiness-for-implementation-of-evidence-and-person-centered-practice-a-national-study-of-registered-nurses-in-general-surgical-care-at-swedish-university-hospitals
#13
Camilla Olsson, Anna Forsberg, Kristofer Bjerså
BACKGROUND: The rationale behind this study is the increasing research on relationships between patient safety, evidence based practice and person centered care, and the growing interest in outcomes of surgical patients. The aim of this study was to explore the safety climate and readiness to implement evidence-based and person centered care as perceived by registered nurses in Swedish surgical care. METHODS: The design was an exploratory, cross-sectional survey carried out in a national Swedish context...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27616936/evaluation-of-person-centred-care-after-hip-replacement-a-controlled-before-and-after-study-on-the-effects-of-fear-of-movement-and-self-efficacy-compared-to-standard-care
#14
Lars-Eric Olsson, Elisabeth Hansson, Inger Ekman
BACKGROUND: The goal of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is optimal pain relief and a normalized health-related quality of life. Anxious patients describe more pain and more difficulties than non-anxious patients during rehabilitation after THA. The aims of the present study were twofold: (1) to identify vulnerable patients using the general self-efficacy scale (GSES) and the Tampa scale for Kinesiophobia (TSK), and (2) to evaluate if person-centred care including the responses of the instruments made rehabilitation more effective in terms of shortening hospital length of stay...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594805/possible-effects-of-a-course-in-cardiovascular-nursing-on-prehospital-care-of-patients-experiencing-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
#15
Birgitta Wireklint Sundström, Mats Holmberg, Johan Herlitz, Thomas Karlsson, Henrik Andersson
BACKGROUND: Current research suggests that nurses can influence the outcome for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this study has been to evaluate whether a course in cardiovascular nursing (CVN) can improve ambulance nurses' (ANs') prehospital care of patients experiencing suspected ACS, related to pain intensity. METHODS: This is a cluster randomised controlled trial that was conducted in the ambulance services. Patients were allocated to one of two groups: in the first group, patients were treated by ANs who had attended the CVN course and in the second group patients were treated by ANs without this qualification...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27587982/the-approaches-hong-kong-chinese-mothers-adopt-to-teach-their-preschool-children-to-prevent-influenza-a-multiple-case-study-at-household-level
#16
Winsome Lam, Cathrine Fowler, Angela Dawson
BACKGROUND: In Hong Kong, the population is at risk of seasonal influenza infection twice a year. Seasonal influenza is significantly associated with the increased hospitalization of children. Maintaining personal hygiene and vaccination are the most effective measures to prevent influenza infection. Research demonstrates a positive relationship between the health practices applied by parents and the behaviour of their children highlighting the importance of parental heath education. However, there is minimal research that provides an understanding of how Hong Kong Chinese parents teach their children to prevent seasonal influenza...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27563281/ambiguous-participation-in-older-hospitalized-patients-gaining-influence-through-active-and-passive-approaches-a-qualitative-study
#17
Ingrid Nyborg, Kari Kvigne, Lars Johan Danbolt, Marit Kirkevold
BACKGROUND: Patient participation is required by law in Norway and in several western countries. Current participation ideology is based on individualism, which may conflict with the older generation's commonly held values of solidarity and community. Hence, different values and ideologies may come in conflict when older patients receive treatment and rehabilitation in geriatric wards. Participation is a guiding principle in rehabilitation. Criteria for admission of older patients to geriatric wards are complex health problems, acute illness and/or acute physical and/or cognitive functional failure...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27507927/nurse-students-experiences-with-clinical-placement-in-outpatient-unit-a-qualitative-study
#18
Ann Karin Helgesen, Anne Grethe Gregersen, Anne Karine Østbye Roos
BACKGROUND: The recent reforms in the health care sector have changed the requirements for professional nursing competence in the clinical field. The reforms have also required nursing education to consider different areas for clinical placements for their students, and outpatient units in hospitals have been increasingly formalized as clinical learning environments. The complex technologies in some of these units represent a challenge for students who have limited existing knowledge or experience...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499702/pre-term-and-post-term-births-predictors-and-implications-on-neonatal-mortality-in-northern-ethiopia
#19
Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Wondwossen Terefe Lerebo, Abadi Kidanemariam, Gebremedhin Gebrezgiabher, Yemane Berhane
BACKGROUND: Pre-term and post-term births are major determinants of neonatal mortality, including short- and long-term morbidity. In developing countries, where pre-term and post-term births are disproportionately common, the magnitude and underlying causes are not well understood, and evidence is required to design appropriate interventions. This study measured the incidence and identified risk factors of pre-term birth and post-term births in Ethiopia. In addition, it examined the effects of pre-term and post-term birth on neonatal mortality...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493586/patients-perceptions-of-the-meaning-of-good-care-in-surgical-care-a-grounded-theory-study
#20
Tünde Mako, Pernilla Svanäng, Kristofer Bjerså
BACKGROUND: Patients in surgical care have reported a fear of being discharged prior to sufficient recovery and a lack of control of their situation. Establishing the patient-nurse relationship is essential in the context of the care. The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare has established indicators for good care for comparison, evaluation and improvement of the quality of the health care system. These indicators are knowledge-based, appropriate, safe, effective and equal health care, as well as care within a reasonable time and patient-centred care...
2016: BMC Nursing
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