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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339769/incidence-and-potential-risk-factors-for-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-in-an-emergency-department-of-surgery
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Marie Stenlund, Rune Sjödahl, R N Pia Yngman-Uhlin
Objective: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is associated with high mortality and is the second most common nosocomial infection. The aim of this study was to calculate the incidence and to identify potential risk factors for HAP in an emergency ward for surgical patients admitted because of acute abdomen or trauma. Design: A structured review of medical records was conducted. Patients diagnosed with pneumonia >48 h after admittance, were compared with a randomly chosen age-matched reference group...
February 23, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333790/characteristics-of-nurse-directors-that-contribute-to-registered-nurse-satisfaction
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Debra Burke, Jane Flanagan, Marianne Ditomassi, Patricia A Hickey
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore RNs and nurse directors' (NDs') perceptions of leadership on units with high RN satisfaction scores. BACKGROUND: Identifying the characteristics of NDs that contribute to RN satisfaction is important in the recruitment and retention of RNs and in the selection and role development of NDs. METHODS: This study used a qualitative design using appreciative inquiry-guided data collection. RESULTS: Nine RNs and 9 NDs met the inclusion criteria...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329366/ambulatory-voice-biofeedback-relative-frequency-and-summary-feedback-effects-on-performance-and-retention-of-reduced-vocal-intensity-in-the-daily-lives-of-participants-with-normal-voices
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Jarrad H Van Stan, Daryush D Mehta, Dagmar Sternad, Robert Petit, Robert E Hillman
Purpose: Ambulatory voice biofeedback has the potential to significantly improve voice therapy effectiveness by targeting carryover of desired behaviors outside the therapy session (i.e., retention). This study applies motor learning concepts (reduced frequency and delayed, summary feedback) that demonstrate increased retention to ambulatory voice monitoring for training nurses to talk softer during work hours. Method: Forty-eight nurses with normal voices wore the Voice Health Monitor (Mehta, Zañartu, Feng, Cheyne, & Hillman, 2012) for 6 days: 3 baseline days, 1 biofeedback day, 1 short-term retention day, and 1 long-term retention day...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317211/career-paths-of-1988-and-1998-nurse-graduates-in-switzerland-nurses-at-work-pilot-study
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V Addor, A Jeannin, R Schwendimann, F Roulet Jeanneret
AIM: To investigate career paths and nurses' reasons to quit their job in Switzerland. BACKGROUND: Increasing the duration of employment is the most efficient measure to reduce the worldwide nursing shortage. The results of the pilot phase for the retrospective cohort nurses at work study are presented. METHODS: In 2012, 1085 graduates' names of two test-cohorts (1988 and 1998) from 26 Swiss nursing schools were asked to complete a web-based questionnaire...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303620/nurses-intention-to-remain-employed-in-hospitals-understanding-the-shortage-in-the-context-of-myanmar
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Pyone Mjinzu Lwin, Cheerawit Rattanapan, Orapin Laosee
PURPOSE: This study aims to ascertain the rate and identify the factors associated with nurses' intention to remain employed at hospitals in the Yangon Region. METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 300 nurses aged between 20 and 60 years working at both private and public hospitals in the Yangon Region during May to June 2015. Chi-square tests were used to identify factor associations, and multiple logistic regression was examined to determine predictive factors...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294309/leadership-behaviours-organizational-culture-and-intention-to-stay-amongst-jordanian-nurses
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R F AbuAlRub, M A Nasrallah
AIM: To investigate the impact of leadership behaviours of nurse managers and organizational culture on Jordanian nurses' intention to stay at work in public, private and university hospitals. BACKGROUND: Leadership behaviours of nurses and organizational culture are considered important factors in enhancing retention of nurses. METHODS: A correlational design was used in the study. A sample of 285 Jordanian nurses was conveniently selected to complete a self-administered questionnaire that consisted of three measures; Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Practise Inventory, Professional Organizational Culture questionnaire and McCain's Intent to Stay Scale...
March 15, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289014/addressing-the-crisis-of-gp-recruitment-and-retention-a-systematic-review
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Catherine Marchand, Stephen Peckham
BACKGROUND: The numbers of GPs and training places in general practice are declining, and retaining GPs in their practices is an increasing problem. AIM: To identify evidence on different approaches to retention and recruitment of GPs, such as intrinsic versus extrinsic motivational determinants. DESIGN AND SETTING: Synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research using seven electronic databases from 1990 onwards (Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Health Management Information Consortium [HMIC], Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (Cinahl), PsycINFO, and the Turning Research Into Practice [TRIP] database)...
March 13, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279112/tips-on-building-resilience-and-improving-well-being
#8
Liz Crowe
Poor staff retention in emergency nursing is unsurprising given that nurses who work in emergency departments (EDs) can often experience compassion fatigue, burnout and post-traumatic stress disorder. Can a passion for a profession that involves so much illness, trauma and death be enough to sustain people through their working days?
March 10, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276845/an-interprofessional-programme-to-culturally-sensitise-students-to-the-needs-of-patients-and-realities-of-practice-in-rural-areas
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Kristin A Schuller, Mary Amundson, Makenzie McPherson, Gwen W Halaas
The University of North Dakota programme, Students/residents Experiences And Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH), was implemented to address recruitment and retention problems and stereotypes associated with practicing in rural areas by providing an opportunity for health profession students to gain experience living and practicing in rural areas and observing interprofessional practice. Each health profession student in the programme (n = 181) from 2001 to 2011 (excluding 2009) kept a four-week journal detailing daily or weekly interactions, general thoughts, and experiences...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269189/an-automated-bladder-volume-measurement-algorithm-by-pixel-classification-using-random-forests
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Pavan Annangi, Sigmund Frigstad, S B Subin, Anders Torp, Sundararajan Ramasubramaniam, Srinivas Varna
Residual bladder volume measurement is a very important marker for patients with urinary retention problems. To be able to monitor patients with these conditions at the bedside by nurses or in an out patient setting by general physicians, hand held ultrasound devices will be extremely useful. However to increase the usage of these devices by non traditional users, automated tools that can aid them in the scanning and measurement process will be of great help. In our paper, we have developed a robust segmentation algorithm to automatically measure bladder volume by segmenting bladder contours from sagittal and transverse ultrasound views using a combination of machine learning and active contour algorithms...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263354/shifting-our-focus-to-support-the-educational-journey-of-underrepresented-students
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Jessica Alicea-Planas
BACKGROUND: The racial and ethnic distribution of RNs has been unable to keep pace with the growth seen in minority populations. Although nursing schools have recognized the need to increase the number of underrepresented students entering the profession, significant challenges with retention and graduation exist. Guided by Tinto's student integrative model, this study not only sought to understand why students leave, but also to identify what helps them persist. METHOD: A phenomenological approach was used to understand the lived experience of 10 Hispanic nursing students at a Jesuit university in the northeastern United States...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253420/predictor-of-self-perceived-nursing-competency-among-new-nurses-in-taiwan
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Shu-Hwa Chen, Mei-Fang Chen, Mei-Ling Kuo, Yi-Hui Li, Ming-Chu Chiang
The aim of this article is to identify the factors that predict self-perceived nursing competency among new nurses in Taiwan. This quantitative cross-sectional survey was performed with a convenience sample of 105 new nurses. Data were collected with questionnaires. Multiple linear regression showed perceived benefit of preceptor policies to nursing capacity and age accounted for 21.1% of the variance in dependent variables for self-perceived nursing competency importance. Satisfaction with current preceptor, satisfaction with current nursing job, and participation in interprofessional education conferences accounted for 22% of the variance in dependent variables for self-perceived nursing competency adequacy...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247087/practices-and-processes-used-in-the-return-to-work-of-injured-new-south-wales-nurses-are-these-consistent-with-rtw-best-practice-principles
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Carole James, Michelle Antoine, Maya Guest, Darren Rivett, Ashley Kable
Purpose Workplace injury and illness rates are high within the nursing profession, and in conjunction with current nursing shortages, low retention rates, and the high cost of workplace injury, the need for effective return to work (RTW) for injured nurses is highlighted. This study aimed to identify current practices and processes used in the RTW of injured nurses, and determine if these are consistent with the seven principles for successful RTW as described by the Canadian Institute for Work & Health. Method As part of a larger cross-sectional study, survey data were collected from New South Wales nurses who had sustained a major workplace injury or illness...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244965/mentoring-positively-influencing-job-satisfaction-and-retention-of-new-hire-nurse-practitioners
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January 2017: Plastic Surgical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244960/mentoring-positively-influencing-job-satisfaction-and-retention-of-new-hire-nurse-practitioners
#15
Diane Kostrey Horner
The purpose of study was to determine whether mentoring based on Watson's Caring Model positively influences nurse practitioner (NP) job satisfaction. This nonexperimental mixed-methods study utilized an online survey, administered through Qualtrics containing demographic and mentoring variables. Job satisfaction results were obtained from the Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale (MNPJSS). Also, open-ended questions regarding mentoring were reported. There was a 54% response rate in which 37 of the 69 participants responded (n = 37), with statistical significance set at p < ...
January 2017: Plastic Surgical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240095/6cs-and-ten-commitments-nurses-understanding-and-use-of-courage
#16
Fiona Barchard, Judith Sixsmith, Sarah Neill, Clency Meurier
Aim This article reports the initial findings of a study that explored nurses' understanding of courage, in the context of the 6Cs and the Leading Change, Adding Value framework. The aim was to explore how nurses' understanding of courage can inform future practice, thus enabling preparation and support for nurses' use of courage in practice settings, and to enhance understanding of their use of it in everyday professional practice. Method The study used unstructured interviews in a grounded-theory approach, in which a theory is constructed by analysing data, underpinned with epistemology of social constructionism, a theory that examines shared assumptions about reality...
February 27, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237089/use-of-aromatherapy-to-promote-a-therapeutic-nurse-environment
#17
Kari Johnson, Toni West, Shelly Diana, Jodi Todd, Brianna Haynes, Judy Bernhardt, Roberta Johnson
BACKGROUND: Workplace stress can affect nurse satisfaction. Aroma therapy as a therapeutic use of essential oil can be beneficial in reducing stress. PURPOSE: Assess perceived stress pre-post introduction of Essential Oil Lavender among registered nurses, charge nurses, and patient care technicians in a trauma intensive care unit, surgical specialty care unit and an orthopedic trauma unit. METHODS: Pre-post intervention with a quasi-experimental design...
February 22, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230426/making-retention-strategies-work
#18
Sam Foster
Sam Foster, Chief Nurse at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, discusses the retention of nurses and examines the evidence available that reveals the root of the problem and possible solutions.
February 23, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227419/an-automated-bladder-volume-measurement-algorithm-by-pixel-classification-using-random-forests
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Pavan Annangi, Sigmund Frigstad, S B Subin, Anders Torp, Sundararajan Ramasubramaniam, Srinivas Varna, Pavan Annangi, Sigmund Frigstad, S B Subin, Anders Torp, Sundararajan Ramasubramaniam, Srinivas Varna, Sundararajan Ramasubramaniam, Anders Torp, Srinivas Varna, Sb Subin, Pavan Annangi, Sigmund Frigstad
Residual bladder volume measurement is a very important marker for patients with urinary retention problems. To be able to monitor patients with these conditions at the bedside by nurses or in an out patient setting by general physicians, hand held ultrasound devices will be extremely useful. However to increase the usage of these devices by non traditional users, automated tools that can aid them in the scanning and measurement process will be of great help. In our paper, we have developed a robust segmentation algorithm to automatically measure bladder volume by segmenting bladder contours from sagittal and transverse ultrasound views using a combination of machine learning and active contour algorithms...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224458/bridging-the-training-practice-gap-in-interprofessional-student-supervision
#20
Priya Martin, Saravana Kumar, LuJuana Abernathy
BACKGROUND: Workforce recruitment and retention issues are common in highly dispersed regions such as Queensland in Australia. Provision of student placements in these non-metropolitan areas is one way of promoting staff recruitment. However, healthcare professionals in these areas face a number of challenges in accessing training opportunities including student supervision training. Funding was made available to develop and run a series of targeted, evidence-based, interprofessional student supervision workshops in non-metropolitan Queensland...
February 21, 2017: Perspectives on Medical Education
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