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International Emergency Nursing

Simone Herrmann
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March 9, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Nina Ogińska-Bulik, Magdalena Zadworna-Cieślak
BACKGROUND: Working in the emergency services entails exposure to traumatic events; however, their effects can be both negative and positive. Among the factors determining posttraumatic growth (PTG) after an experienced trauma are the personal resources and coping strategies. The purpose of the research was to investigate the role of resiliency and coping strategies with stress in posttraumatic growth in a group of medical rescue workers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of 80 male medical rescuers who have experienced traumatic event in their worksite were analyzed...
February 13, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Christian Barrientos, Mats Holmberg
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the care of patients assessed as not in need of emergency ambulance care, from Registered Nurse's lived experiences. BACKGROUND: Non-emergency patients in need of ambulance care are described as vulnerable and patients in ambulance care have earlier been found to be dependent on the Registered Nurse. However, little is known about the care of non-emergency patients in the ambulance setting, from the perspective of Registered Nurses...
February 9, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
M Malik, Z Moore, D Patton, T O'Connor, L E Nugent
BACKGROUND: Nursing assessment of elderly patients is imperative in Emergency Departments (ED) while providing interventions that increase independence facilitating discharge to primary healthcare. AIMS: To systematically review the impact of geriatric focused nurse assessment and intervention in the ED on hospital utilisation in terms of admission rate, ED revisits and length of hospital stay (LOHS). METHODS: Search strategy used following databases; Cochrane, Medline, CINAHL, Embase, Scopus and Web of Knowledge; And terms; geriatric nurse assessment, nurse discharge planning, geriatric nurse specialist, nurse intervention, emergency department, accident and emergency, patient outcomes, discharge, admissions, readmissions, hospital utilization, hospitalization, length of stay/hospital stay...
February 8, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Corina Naughton, Nicky Hayes
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February 6, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Joanne E Porter, Robyn P Cant, Simon J Cooper
INTRODUCTION: Non-technical skills (NTS) teamwork training can enhance clinicians' understanding of roles and improve communication. We evaluated a quality improvement project rating teams' NTS performance to determine the value of formal rating and debriefing processes. METHODS: In two Australian emergency departments the NTS of resuscitation teams were rated by senior nurses and medical staff. Key measures were leadership, teamwork, and task management using a valid instrument: Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM™)...
February 5, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Nuttapol Yuwanich, Sharareh Akhavan, Walaiporn Nantsupawat, Lene Martin, Magnus L Elfström, Maria Sandborgh
INTRODUCTION: Emergency department nurses are exposed to specific stressors and report higher stress levels than nurses in other hospital departments. This study aimed to develop and test the psychometric properties of a questionnaire-based instrument for identifying stressors for emergency department nurses. METHODS: The instrument's content and face validities were examined by five experts and nurses in emergency nursing field. The test-retest reliability was examined on 30 emergency department nurses...
February 3, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Darcy Copeland, Melissa Henry
BACKGROUND: Emergency department staff members are frequently exposed to workplace violence which may have physical, psychological, and workforce related consequences. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between exposure to workplace violence, tolerance to violence, expectations of violence, perceptions of workplace safety, and Professional Quality of Life (compassion satisfaction - CS, burnout - BO, secondary traumatic stress - STS) among emergency department staff members...
February 2, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Lynda J Gibbons, Mark J Towers
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February 2, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Hong Li, Bin Cheng, Xiao Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies showed increased levels of absenteeism, drug abuse, depression, and symptoms allied with burnout in emergency nurses. This meta-analysis aimed to quantify the three dimensions of burnout in emergency nurses and estimate the proportion of nurses who experience higher than tolerable levels of burnout. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search was conducted on PubMed, Scielo, Xueshu Baidu and Informa databases with a cut-off time between 1997 and 2017 to retrieve published papers in any language that had estimated the burnout levels in emergency nurses by using MBI scale...
January 17, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Sara C Wireklint, Carina Elmqvist, Nicola Parenti, Katarina E Göransson
BACKGROUND: From a patient safety perspective, it is of great importance that decision support systems such as triage scales are evidence based. In the most recent national survey, the majority of Swedish Emergency Departments (EDs) apply the Swedish triage scale known as the Medical Emergency Triage Treatment Scale (METTS), subsequently renamed the Rapid Emergency Triage Treatment Scale (RETTS©). Despite national widespread implementation, there has been limited research on METTS/RETTS©...
January 8, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Rebecca Angharad Ashton, Lucy Morris, Ian Smith
INTRODUCTION: Patient and visitor violence or aggression against healthcare workers in the Emergency Department (ED) is a significant issue worldwide. This review synthesises existing qualitative studies exploring the first-hand experiences of staff working in the ED to provide insight into preventing this issue. METHOD: A meta-ethnographic approach was used to review papers. RESULTS: Four concepts were identified: 'The inevitability of violence and aggression'; 'Staff judgments about why they face violence and aggression'; 'Managing in isolation'; and 'Wounded heroes'...
January 8, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Mihirika Sds Pincha Baduge, Julia Morphet, Cheryle Moss
INTRODUCTION: The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa triggered a public health emergency of international concern. Emergency departments worldwide responded with Ebola containment and preparation measures. This paper reports a literature inquiry into how emergency departments and emergency nurses prepared to manage the Ebola risk. METHOD: Narrative review was the method used. Guidelines (n = 5) for organisational and emergency department preparedness were retrieved from relevant websites...
January 3, 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Anders Sterner, Nerrolyn Ramstrand, Maria Nyström, Magnus Andersson Hagiwara, Lina Palmér
BACKGROUND: Today's nurses face complex patient challenges and increased patient acuity. Novice nurses may feel unprepared for some of the tasks facing them. In order to prevent adverse events and improve patient outcomes, the management of acute situations has been identified as an area needing attention. Despite this, it is not yet clear what novice nurses themselves perceive as an acute situation. Therefore, the aim of this study is to describe novice nurses' perceptions of acute situations...
December 18, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
Rebecka Rubenson Wahlin, Veronica Lindström, Sari Ponzer, Veronica Vicente
BACKGROUND: Best evidence guidelines are intended to standardise assessment and treatment of patients with head trauma and improve outcomes for TBI patients. The primary aim was to explore pre-hospital emergency care nurses' (PECNs') documented assessment and care of patients with head trauma and the secondary aim to study gender differences in the documented care and interventions given by the PECNs. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted by evaluating 2750 prehospital medical records...
January 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Santel de Lange, Ilze van Eeden, Tanya Heyns
We explored the existing patient handover practices between emergency care practitioners and healthcare professionals in the emergency department. In the emergency department, patient handover between emergency care practitioner's and healthcare professionals is a complex process involving multiple functions, such as the transfer of information, responsibility and accountability from one person to another. We used a qualitative study design. Emergency care practitioners and healthcare professionals were identified using purposive and convenience sampling data...
January 2018: International Emergency Nursing
Hanife Durgun, Hülya Kaya
This research was planned to identify the attitudes of emergency department nurses towards patient safety. The study was performed as descriptive. The universe of the research the universe comprised hospitals defined as 3rd level according to Turkish health care classification, which provides service to all health disciplines in Istanbul. The sample consisted of emergency department (ED) nurses who work in those hospitals. The data was collected by using tools such as the "Information Questionnaire" and the "Patient Safety Attitudes Scale"...
November 23, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
Panteleimon E Papakonstantinou, Natalia I Asimakopoulou, Emmanuel Kanoupakis, Spyridon Maragkoudakis, Simeon Panagiotakis, Achilleas Gikas
INTRODUCTION: Acute cholecystitis and biliary colic may have signs and symptoms similar to those of Acute Coronary Syndrome(ACS) along with ischemic ECG changes. Cholecystitis and/or biliary colic have been both reported as trigger factors for bradyarrhythmia in the literature. CASE REPORT: A 78-year-old male patient was admitted to our Emergency Department (ED) due to acute abdominal pain. The ECG on admission showed sinus bradycardia with a rate of 40 beats per minute (bpm) without signs of acute ischemia and a brief period (7 s) of complete atrioventricular (AV) block...
November 18, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
David Sturgeon
AIM: To investigate why patients chose to attend two, nurse-led, minor injury units (MIUs) to access primary healthcare services rather than attend their GP practice. BACKGROUND: Since the 1980's, healthcare organisations in the UK and elsewhere have implemented an increasingly consumer-orientated model of healthcare provision. As a result, patients with non-urgent presentations are attending Emergency Departments (EDs) and other urgent care facilities in growing numbers...
November 2017: International Emergency Nursing
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