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Robin Newhouse, Ha Do Byon, Emily Storkman Wolf, Meg Johantgen
PROBLEM: High-quality smoking cessation counseling guidelines for people who use tobacco are not fully integrated in acute-care services presenting missed opportunities to improve health outcomes. The role of the practice environment on enhancing or inhibiting guideline use is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between the nurse practice environment and nurses' use of smoking cessation counseling practices, and to evaluate the effect of the individual nurse and organization characteristics on nurse smoking cessation counseling practices...
March 12, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
Lauren E Pfeifer, Judith A Vessey
Over the past several years, researchers have postulated that Magnet® organizations improve collegiality and potentially could mitigate workplace bullying and lateral violence (BLV). In order to synthesize and evaluate the existing literature on BLV in the Magnet® setting, an integrative review was conducted. The final analysis consisted of 11 articles (8 quantitative and 3 qualitative studies) and revealed that researchers still use a variety of terms to define and measure BLV. Several of the studies used blended samples of both Magnet® and non-Magnet nurses, making it difficult to evaluate for response differences...
August 2017: Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice
Ann R Kaisen, Janet A Parkosewich, Kelly A Bonito
Purpose The purpose of the study was to identify the rate and factors associated with timely mealtime capillary blood glucose (CBG) testing and insulin coverage in hospitalized patients with diabetes. Methods A descriptive-correlational design was used with a random sample of patients (n = 77) and nurses (n = 36) on a medicine and a neuroscience unit of a large Magnet hospital. After written consent was obtained, post-meal patient and nurse interviews were conducted to collect information about patient, nurse, and situational factors known to influence timely mealtime diabetes care...
February 1, 2018: Diabetes Educator
Hongdao Li, Juan Sun, Meng Yang, Zan Sun, Jinkui Tang, Yue Ma, Licun Li
Functionalized nitronyl nitroxide biradical ligands incorporating pyridine groups hold CoII and LnIII ions together, creating biradical-based 3d-4f tetranuclear complexes [Ln2Co2(hfac)10(NITPhPybis)2] [LnIII = Gd (1), Tb (2), Dy (3), and Ho (4); NITPhPybis = 5-(4-pyridyl)-1,3-bis(1'-oxyl-3'-oxido-4',4',5',5'-tetramethyl-4,5-hydro-1H-imidazol-2-yl)benzene; hfac = hexafluoroacetylacetonate]. These complexes have a centrosymmetric cyclic molecular structure in which two biradicals perform as tetradentate ligands to bind two CoII and two LnIII ions, resulting in a rare octaspin system...
February 8, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
Danis I Badrtdinov, Elena S Kuznetsova, Valeriy Yu Verchenko, Peter S Berdonosov, Valeriy A Dolgikh, Vladimir V Mazurenko, Alexander A Tsirlin
Synthesis, thermodynamic properties, and microscopic magnetic model of ilinskite-type KCu5O2(SeO3)2Cl3 built by corner-sharing Cu4 tetrahedra are reported, and relevant magnetostructural correlations are discussed. Quasi-one-dimensional magnetic behavior with the short-range order around 50 K is rationalized in terms of weakly coupled spin ladders (tubes) having a complex topology formed upon fragmentation of the tetrahedral network. This fragmentation is rooted in the non-trivial effect of the SeO3 groups that render the Cu-O-Cu superexchange strongly ferromagnetic even at bridging angles exceeding 110°...
February 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Todd A MacKenzie
PURPOSE: The quality of physicians practicing in hospitals recognized for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center has not been studied before. We investigated whether Magnet hospital recognition is associated with higher quality of physicians performing neurosurgical procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a cohort study of patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures from 2009-2013, who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database...
January 24, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Louis B Kratchman, Trevor L Bruns, Jake J Abbott, Robert J Webster
Magnet-tipped, elastic rods can be steered by an external magnetic field to perform surgical tasks. Such rods could be useful for a range of new medical applications because they do not require either pull wires or other bulky mechanisms that are problematic in small anatomical regions. However, current magnetic rod steering systems are large and expensive. Here, we describe a method to guide a rod using a robot-manipulated magnet located near a patient. We solve for rod deflections by combining permanent-magnet models with a Kirchhoff elastic rod model and use a resolved-rate approach to compute trajectories...
February 2017: IEEE Transactions on Robotics: a Publication of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Atanu Dey, Sourav Das, Subrata Kundu, Abhishake Mondal, Mathieu Rouzières, Corine Mathonière, Rodolphe Clérac, Ramakirushnan Suriya Narayanan, Vadapalli Chandrasekhar
The reaction of a multisite coordination ligand, LH3 , with Cu(II) salts and Ln(NO3 )3 ·nH2 O in a 1:2:1 stoichiometric ratio in the presence of triethylamine was found to afford a series of one-dimensional heterometallic [{Cu5 Ln2 (L)2 (μ3 -OH)4 (ClO4 )(NO3 )3 (OH2 )5 }(ClO4 )2 (H2 O)x ]∞ [Ln = Tb(1), Dy(2) and Ho(3), x = 4.25, 5.5, and 5 for 1-3, respectively] coordination polymers. Complexes 1-3 have been characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The detailed study of the magnetic properties has also been performed and compared with the parent [Cu5 Ln2 ] molecular analogues...
December 4, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
Peng Wang, Xue Jiang, Jun Hu, Jijun Zhao
Continuous miniaturization of magnetic units in spintronics devices inspires efforts to search for novel 2D magnetic materials with giant magnetic anisotropy energy (MAE). Through systematic first-principles calculations, large MAE of 24 meV in W or Re embedded 2D polyporphyrin frameworks is found. Interestingly, the MAE can be enhanced up to 60 meV, through replacing the hydrogen atoms on the edges of the Re based 2D polyporphyrin framework by hydroxyl and amino radicals. Analysis of the electronic structures reveals that the enhancement of MAE is mainly attributed to charge redistributions and energy shifts of Re 5d orbitals induced by the functional radicals...
October 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
Daniel C McFarland, Megan Johnson Shen, Patricia Parker, Sandra Meyerson, Randall F Holcombe
BACKGROUND: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reimbursement is now contingent on quality measures such as patient satisfaction as determined by Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). In providing patient-centered care that is guided by patient satisfaction measures, it is critical to understand system-level factors that may influence how patients assess their care experiences. One important system-level influence to consider is hospital size...
October 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
Mary A Blegen, Nancy Spector, Mary R Lynn, Jane Barnsteiner, Beth T Ulrich
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to examine the relationship between 1-year retention of newly licensed RNs (NLRNs) employed in hospitals and personal and hospital characteristics, and determine which characteristics had the most influence. METHODS: A secondary analysis of data collected in a study of transition to practice was used to describe the retention of 1464 NLRNs employed by 97 hospitals in 3 states. Hospitals varied in size, location (urban and rural), Magnet® designation, and university affiliation...
October 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Kavisha M Shah, Jeffrey M Gossett, Joshua A Daily, Paul M Seib, Punkaj Gupta
PURPOSE: With increasing emphasis on high-quality care, we designed this study to evaluate the relationship between Magnet® recognition and patient outcomes in pediatric critical care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Post hoc analysis of data from an existing administrative national database. We used inverse probability of treatment weighting and multivariate models to compare outcomes between two study groups after adjusting for confounding variables. RESULTS: A total of 823,634 pediatric patients from 41 centers were included...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Kristjan Haule, Gheorghe L Pascut
The metal-insulator transition (MIT) remains among the most thoroughly studied phenomena in solid state physics, but the complexity of the phenomena, which usually involves cooperation of many degrees of freedom including orbitals, fluctuating local moments, magnetism, and the crystal structure, have resisted predictive ab-initio treatment. Here we develop ab-initio theoretical method for correlated electron materials, based on Dynamical Mean Field Theory, which can predict the change of the crystal structure across the MIT at finite temperature...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
Deborah E Tyndall, Elaine S Scott, Nicole I Caswell
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the cognitive, behavioral, and environmental factors that facilitate publication by clinical nurses in Magnet® hospitals. BACKGROUND: The culture promoted by the Magnet Recognition Program® promotes nurses practicing in those settings to use, generate, and disseminate best practices. Successful and promising models of care and nursing practice are rarely disseminated beyond the organization where they are practiced. The questions persist: what barriers to writing for publication exist for clinical nurses, and how do we overcome them to advance emergent evidence? METHODS: A focused ethnographic, multiple-case study design examined 5 well-published nurses with high levels of dissemination occurring outside the Magnet organization where they were employed...
October 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
Michał Rams, Michael Böhme, Vladislav Kataev, Yulia Krupskaya, Bernd Büchner, Winfried Plass, Tristan Neumann, Zbigniew Tomkowicz, Christian Näther
[Co(NCS)2(py)2]n (py = pyridine) is composed of ferromagnetic chains of Co(ii) cations connected by double NCS bridges. The chains are irregular because of two crystallographically inequivalent Co(ii) cations. The coordination polyhedron of the Co(ii) cations is a distorted octahedron built from two N and two S atoms of four equatorial NCS anions and two apical N atoms of the pyridine ligands. Magnetic and specific heat studies show that the compound undergoes a phase transition at 3.7 K to a ferromagnetic state...
September 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Symeon Missios, Kimon Bekelis
BACKGROUND: Centers of excellence focusing on quality improvement have demonstrated superior outcomes for a variety of surgical interventions. We investigated the presence of access disparities to hospitals recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for patients undergoing neurosurgical operations. METHODS: We performed a cohort study of all neurosurgery patients who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database from 2009 to 2013...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Anthony Auditore, Kathleen Karsten, Elizabeth J Rolston, Deborah McMillan-Coddington
Magnet® designation is a prestigious recognition given to a hospital for two reasons: excellence in nursing care and outstanding patient outcomes. Professional development specialists are in a primary position to mentor direct care nursing staff to take ownership, accountability, and responsibility for their practice through the cultivation of a report demonstrating Magnet® engagement and readiness. A State of Nursing report was developed, employing the Magnet® components to fortify the commitment to nursing excellence...
July 2017: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Maria P Ducharme, Jean M Bernhardt, Cynthia A Padula, Jeffrey M Adams
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine relationships between leaders' perceived influence over professional practice environments (PPEs) and clinical nurses' reported engagement in essential professional nursing practice. BACKGROUND: There is little empirical evidence identifying impact of nurse leader influence or why nursing leaders are not perceived, nor do they perceive themselves, as influential in healthcare decision making. METHODS: A nonexperimental method of prediction was used to examine relationships between engagement in professional practice, measured by Essentials of Magnetism II (EOMII) tool, and nurse leaders' perceived influence, measured by Leadership Influence over Professional Practice Environment Scale (LIPPES)...
July 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
J Michael Lindsay, Sandy Oelschlegel, Martha Earl
OBJECTIVE: The author investigated the educational needs of nurses in an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet hospital to determine topics of interest, instruction time and delivery preferences, and interest in a research information skills certificate provided by the library. METHODS: A 9-question survey was distributed to 1,500 nursing staff of the hospital through email. RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 865 respondents, which represented a response rate of 58%...
July 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Todd A MacKenzie
Access disparities to centers of excellence can have detrimental consequences for population health. We investigated the presence of racial disparities in the access of stroke patients to hospitals recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). We performed a cohort study of all ischemic stroke patients who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database from 2009 to 2013. We examined the association of African-American race with Magnet status hospitalization after ischemic stroke...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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