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Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705687/antecedents-and-precipitants-of-patient-related-violence-in-the-emergency-department-results-from-the-australian-vent-study-violence-in-emergency-nursing-and-triage
#1
Jacqueline V Pich, Ashley Kable, Mike Hazelton
INTRODUCTION: Workplace violence is one of the most significant and hazardous issues faced by nurses globally. It is a potentially life-threatening and life-affecting workplace hazard often downplayed as just "part of the job" for nurses. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used and data were collected using a purpose developed survey tool. Surveys were distributed to all members of the College of Emergency Nurses' Australasia (CENA) in 2010 and 537 eligible responses were received (RR=51%)...
August 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624270/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-navigator-role-to-improve-emergency-department-throughput
#2
Paul Fulbrook, Melanie Jessup, Frances Kinnear
BACKGROUND: Emergency department overcrowding impacts patients, staff, and quality of care, and there is government pressure to optimize throughput and reduce waiting times. One solution for improving patient flow is the emerging 'navigator' role: a nurse that supports staff in care delivery; facilitating efficient and timely patient movement through the emergency department. METHODS: A 20-week project was implemented to evaluate an emergency department nurse navigator role...
August 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619462/perceptions-of-an-educational-programme-for-registered-nurses-who-work-at-non-major-trauma-services-in-victoria-australia-the-nursing-emergency-external-trauma-programme
#3
Sharyn Ireland, Rachel Cross, Kelly Decker, Biswadev Mitra
BACKGROUND: Emergency nurses working in non-Major Trauma Service (non-MTS) facilities face the challenge of providing immediate care to seriously injured patients, despite infrequent presentations at their workplace. A one-day education programme endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing was developed to provide contemporary trauma education for nurses. The aim of this study was to report participants' perceptions of their experience of this programme. METHODS: Peer reviewed lesson plans were developed to guide educational activities...
August 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602858/verbal-abuse-and-physical-assault-in-the-emergency-department-rates-of-violence-perceptions-of-safety-and-attitudes-towards-security
#4
MULTICENTER STUDY
Bradley Partridge, Julia Affleck
INTRODUCTION: Emergency Department (ED) workers are prone to occupational violence, however the extent and impact of this may not be evenly felt across all roles in the ED. AIMS: Explore: 1) the rate of verbal abuse and physical assaults experienced by ED staff, 2) perceptions of safety, 3) attitudes towards security officers, and 4) formal reporting of incidents. METHODS: 330 ED workers were surveyed at four public hospitals in one metropolitan health service district in Queensland, Australia, including 179 nurses, 83 medical staff, 44 administration staff, 14 allied health, and 9 operational...
August 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595847/interprofessional-communication-supporting-clinical-handover-in-emergency-departments-an-observation-study
#5
MULTICENTER STUDY
Bernice Redley, Mari Botti, Beverley Wood, Tracey Bucknall
BACKGROUND: Poor interprofessional communication poses a risk to patient safety at change-of-shift in emergency departments (EDs). The purpose of this study was to identify and describe patterns and processes of interprofessional communication impacting quality of ED change-of-shift handovers. METHODS: Observation of 66 change-of-shift handovers at two acute hospital EDs in Victoria, Australia. Focus groups with 34 nurse participants complemented the observations...
August 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462830/a-systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-nurse-initiated-medications-in-the-emergency-department
#6
REVIEW
C J Cabilan, Mary Boyde
BACKGROUND: Nurse-initiated medications are one of the most important strategies used to facilitate timely care for people who present to Emergency Departments (EDs). The purpose of this paper was to systematically review the evidence of nurse-initiated medications to guide future practice and research. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was conducted to locate published studies and Grey literature. All studies were assessed independently by two independent reviewers for relevance using titles and abstracts, eligibility dictated by the inclusion criteria, and methodological quality...
May 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457775/experiences-of-rural-and-remote-nurses-assisting-with-disasters
#7
Judith C Kulig, Kelly Penz, Chandima Karunanayake, Martha L P MacLeod, Sharleen Jahner, Mary Ellen Andrews
BACKGROUND: Globally, disasters are on the rise. Nurses play a significant role in responding to such events but little is known about rural and remote nurses' experiences. METHODS: A national cross-sectional survey of regulated nurses (registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse practitioners) in rural and remote Canada provided the data (n=2465) for the logistic regression of predictors of assisting with a disaster event within the last five years...
May 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455088/emergency-department-registered-nurses-conceptualisation-of-recovery-for-people-experiencing-mental-illness
#8
Donna Marynowski-Traczyk, Lorna Moxham, Marc Broadbent
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Department (ED) is an integral link to both mental health inpatient and community services and people experiencing mental health crisis often access mental healthcare through EDs. As such EDs have a significant role in enabling optimal transition of mental health consumers between services. The notion of recovery as it is understood by people who experience mental illness, and the delivery of recovery oriented mental healthcare services, are now embedded in mental health service provision in Australia and documented in policy...
May 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336155/emergency-nurses-perceptions-of-emergency-department-preparedness-for-an-ebola-outbreak-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
#9
Mihirika Sds Pincha Baduge, Cheryle Moss, Julia Morphet
BACKGROUND: Ebola Virus Disease is highly contagious and has high mortality. In 2014, when the outbreak in West Africa was declared a public health emergency, emergency departments in Australia commenced preparation and vigilance for people presenting with ebola like symptoms, to limit spread of the disease. RESEARCH AIM: To examine Australian emergency nurses' perceptions regarding their own and their emergency departments' preparedness to manage an ebola outbreak...
May 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279677/ready-willing-and-able-a-survey-of-clinicians-perceptions-about-domestic-violence-screening-in-a-regional-hospital-emergency-department
#10
Elham Saberi, Nicole Eather, Sharene Pascoe, Mary-Louise McFadzean, Frances Doran, Marie Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence (DV) has significant health impacts for victims and their families. Despite evidence that routine screening increases the identification of DV and opportunities for support; routine screening is uncommon in Australian emergency departments (EDs). This study explored ED clinicians' level of support for DV screening; current screening practices; and perceived barriers and readiness to screen prior to a pilot intervention. METHODS: Census survey of 76 ED clinicians...
May 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268159/protective-lung-strategies-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-nurses-knowledge-and-use-in-the-emergency-department
#11
Sarah Cornish, Rochelle Wynne, Sharon Klim, Ann-Maree Kelly
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation (MV) is commonly used in emergency departments (EDs). Protective lung strategies (PLS), comprising of low tidal volume (6mL/kg), control of oxygen and plateau pressures, and administration of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been shown to reduces the risks associated with MV but there is little evidence exists about nurses' knowledge or application of PLS. Our aim was to explore nurses knowledge and application of PLS in Australian EDs. METHODS: Descriptive, exploratory design utilising an online questionnaire...
May 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262562/effect-of-gender-on-evidence-based-practice-for-australian-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-retrospective-multi-site-study
#12
MULTICENTER STUDY
Lisa Kuhn, Karen Page, Maryann Street, John Rolley, Julie Considine
BACKGROUND: Early acute coronary syndrome (ACS) care occurs in the emergency department (ED). Death and disability from ACS are reduced with access to evidence-based ACS care. In this study, we aimed to explore if gender influenced access to ACS care. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted for 288 (50% women, n=144) randomly selected adults with ACS admitted via the ED to three tertiary public hospitals in Victoria, Australia from 1.1.2013 to 30...
May 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196705/an-exploration-of-emergency-nurses-perceptions-attitudes-and-experience-of-teamwork-in-the-emergency-department
#13
Elise Grover, Joanne E Porter, Julia Morphet
BACKGROUND: Teamwork may assist with increased levels of efficiency and safety of patient care in the emergency department (ED), with emergency nurses playing an indispensable role in this process. METHOD: A descriptive, exploratory approach was used, drawing on principles from phenomenology and symbolic interactionism. Convenience, purposive sampling was used in a major metropolitan ED. Semi structured interviews were conducted, audio recorded, and transcribed verbatim...
May 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169135/case-study-and-case-based-research-in-emergency-nursing-and-care-theoretical-foundations-and-practical-application-in-paramedic-pre-hospital-clinical-judgment-and-decision-making-of-patients-with-mental-illness
#14
Ramon Z Shaban, Julie Considine, Margaret Fry, Kate Curtis
Generating knowledge through quality research is fundamental to the advancement of professional practice in emergency nursing and care. There are multiple paradigms, designs and methods available to researchers to respond to challenges in clinical practice. Systematic reviews, randomised control trials and other forms of experimental research are deemed the gold standard of evidence, but there are comparatively few such trials in emergency care. In some instances it is not possible or appropriate to undertake experimental research...
February 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169134/using-observation-to-collect-data-in-emergency-research
#15
Margaret Fry, Kate Curtis, Julie Considine, Ramon Z Shaban
Research questions require specific data collection techniques to appropriately explore and understand the phenomena of interest. Observation as a term features commonly in the literature as a way to describe both the design of a study and methods deployed within procedures. Observation as a data collection method is a mode of inquiry to systematically collect information about different settings and groups. However, the objective of observation in data collection is to better understand the phenomena of interest situated in context...
February 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108139/emergency-department-waiting-room-nurse-role-a-key-informant-perspective
#16
Kelli Innes, Debra Jackson, Virginia Plummer, Doug Elliott
BACKGROUND: Emergency departments have become overcrowded with increased waiting times. Strategies to decrease waiting times include time-based key performance indicators and introduction of a waiting room nurse role. The aim of the waiting room nurse role is to expedite care by assessing and managing patients in the waiting room. There is limited literature examining this role. METHODS: This paper presents results of semi-structured interviews with five key informants to explore why and how the waiting room nurse role was implemented in Australian emergency departments...
February 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073650/the-utilisation-of-one-district-hospital-emergency-department-by-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Marion Harris, Margaret Fry
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in Australia and the economic burden is more than $8.3 billion a year and predicted to escalate. However, little is known of the trends and characteristics of people with Parkinson's disease presenting to emergency departments (ED). METHOD: The study design was a 12 month retrospective medical record audit. The study was conducted in one metropolitan 300 bed district hospital in an outer suburb of Sydney...
February 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073649/accurate-respiratory-rates-count-so-should-you
#18
Tracy Flenady, Trudy Dwyer, Judith Applegarth
It is well documented that the respiratory rate is the least accurately recorded vital sign. Despite nurses consistently confirming that they understand the physiological importance of the respiratory rate, more often than not, they estimate a value rather than count for an entire minute. Until recently, little has been known about why this phenomenon perpetuates. However, it has now been established that many emergency department registered nurses believe they are enhancing patients' outcomes by performing tasks other than counting a patient's respiratory rate...
February 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042009/so-you-want-to-conduct-a-randomised-trial-learnings-from-a-failed-feasibility-study-of-a-crisis-resource-management-prompt-during-simulated-paediatric-resuscitation
#19
Rachel Teis, Jyai Allen, Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea
BACKGROUND: No study has tested a Crisis Resource Management prompt on resuscitation performance. METHODS: We conducted a feasibility, unblinded, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial at one Australian paediatric hospital (June-September 2014). Eligible participants were any doctor, nurse, or nurse manager who would normally be involved in a Medical Emergency Team simulation. The unit of block randomisation was one of six scenarios (3 control:3 intervention) with or without a verbal prompt...
February 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034556/who-falls-in-an-adult-emergency-department-and-why-a-retrospective-review
#20
Deanne R McErlean, James A Hughes
INTRODUCTION: Falls are a significant source of healthcare related morbidity and mortality of patients in hospitals and residential healthcare settings. Commonly falls are thought of as an affliction of the elderly and the frail. The emergency department (ED) is a unique healthcare setting that sees patients in the acute and hyper acute stages of physical and mental illness and intoxication. Falls occur in this setting, however there is little knowledge about the factors that influence falls in the emergency department...
February 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
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