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Laura M Wagner, Mary A Dolansky, Robert Englander
BACKGROUND: Further efforts are warranted to identify innovative approaches to best implement competencies in nursing education. To bridge the gap between competency-based education, practice, and implementation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes, one emerging approach is entrustable professional activities (EPAs). PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to introduce the concept of EPAs as a framework for curriculum and assessment in graduate nursing education and training...
November 22, 2017: Nursing Outlook
Alyssa Indar, Sherry Espin, Karen LeGrow, Nadine Janes
BACKGROUND: The use of teaching-learning strategies that emphasize critical reflection aids students in making sense of complex clinical placement settings, such as those in long-term care (LTC) settings. METHOD: A qualitative descriptive research design was used to explore the assumptions, anticipations, and realizations of six undergraduate nursing students regarding aging, gerontological nursing, and LTC as they engaged in facilitated critical reflection activities during a 12-week LTC placement...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Education
JaBaris D Swain, Colleen Sinnott, Suellen Breakey, Rian Hasson Charles, Gita Mody, Napthal Nyirimanzi, Ceeya Patton-Bolman, Patricia Come, Gapira Ganza, Emmanuel Rusingiza, Nathan Ruhamya, Joseph Mucumbitsi, Jorge Borges, Martin Zammert, Jochen D Muehlschlegel, Robert Oakes, Bruce Leavitt, R Morton Bolman
OBJECTIVE: Despite its near complete eradication in resource-rich countries, rheumatic heart disease remains the most common acquired cardiovascular disease in sub-Saharan Africa. With a ratio of physicians/population of 1 per 10,500, including only 4 cardiologists for a population of 11.4 million, Rwanda represents a resource-limited setting lacking the local capacity to detect and treat early cases of strep throat and perform lifesaving operations for advanced rheumatic heart disease...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
R F AbuAlRub, M G Abu Alhaija'a
AIMS: To explore the challenges that face Jordanian nurses in the first year of employment; and understand the benefits and barriers of implementing a Nursing Residency Program from the perspectives of nurses and key informants. BACKGROUND: Many researchers reported that novice nurses do not have an adequate level of competence needed in the real clinical practice to meet the increasing demands of healthcare systems. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative approach using individual interviews and focus group discussions was utilized...
March 2, 2018: International Nursing Review
Vickie Adams, Stephanie Burger, Kaile Crawford, Robyn Setter
Nursing professional development practitioners have the responsibility to find creative and innovative ways to teach and provide learners with the education needed to practice safely in the hospital setting. This article describes an interactive game-based learning experience as a way to engage and empower both nurse residents and experienced nurses.
March 2018: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Kimberly A Slate, Debra H Stavarski, Barbara J Romig, Karen S Thacker
The outcomes of a longitudinal research study on a nurse residency program indicated improvement in the onboarding experience for new graduate nurses. Practice changes and implications for nursing professional development practitioners resulting from the study include the number and orientation of preceptors, program length standardization, and improvement of emergency clinical response education. Additional research studies were implemented to further explore issues novice nurses and their proficient registered nurse colleagues experience throughout the organization...
March 2018: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Ibrahim Alkatout
BACKGROUND: The removal of obstacles from the surgical field is a crucial aspect of any procedure in gynecological, urological or visceral laparoscopic surgery. Reliable instruments and skilled assistance are essential for the smooth execution of procedures. Blunt forceps are commonly used to keep tissue away from the operating field. The range of existing instruments has been enhanced by the introduction of laparoscopic retractors. However, no laparoscopic retractor can be used without causing tissue damage...
February 19, 2018: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
Judith A Vessey, Judith Wendt, Donna M Glynn, Cecilia McVey
Determining the best ways to teach military culture and the veteran experience to nursing students and new nurses is an essential component in developing a culturally sensitive nursing workforce. The purpose of this article is to describe a theory-driven, experiential learning approach to integrating the Veterans History Project into the curricula for a postbaccalaureate nurse residency program. Participants acknowledged that this educational project better prepared them to care for the veteran population.
February 13, 2018: Nurse Educator
Jody Hoffer Gittell, Caroline Logan, Jack Cronenwett, Tina C Foster, Richard Freeman, Marjorie Godfrey, Dale Collins Vidal
BACKGROUND: Pressures are increasing for clinicians to provide high-quality, efficient care, leading to increased concerns about staff burnout. PURPOSE: This study asks whether staff well-being can be achieved in ways that are also beneficial for the patient's experience of care. It explores whether relational coordination can contribute to both staff well-being and patient satisfaction in outpatient surgical clinics where time constraints paired with high needs for information transfer increase both the need for and the challenge of achieving timely and accurate communication...
January 5, 2018: Health Care Management Review
Heather Becker, Marty Meraviglia, Jin EunJin Seo, Chipo Ndlovu, Lois Kimmel, Toni Rowin
OBJECTIVE: We describe the development of the Appraisal of Nursing Practice (ANP) and present initial psychometric data. BACKGROUND: Although measures of new nurses' confidence in clinical practice exist, psychometrically sound observational tools that assess a broad range of nursing competencies are needed. METHODS: Based on the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses competencies, the 37-item ANP covers person-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice/quality improvement, safety, informatics, professionalism, and overall satisfaction (with the new nurse's functioning)...
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Eileen J Carter, Reynaldo R Rivera, Kelly A Gallagher, Kenrick D Cato
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assist nurse leaders in developing innovative structures to foster a culture of inquiry among professional nurses. BACKGROUND: Critical to nurse's engagement in evidence-based practice (EBP) is a culture of inquiry, in which nurses critically evaluate patient care activities and actively review existing evidence to address identified clinical issues. A bundle of structural interventions was implemented across a large, multisite hospital to advance a culture of inquiry...
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Joshua A Daily, Elijah Bolin, Brian K Eble
Pediatric cardiologists teach complicated concepts to a diverse group of learners that include medical students, nurses, residents, fellows, patients, and parents. Unfortunately, much of what is taught is not retained. In order to increase the likelihood of long-term retention, a cardiologist should teach with both meaning and sense. The authors provide a review of these concepts and give specific examples of how to teach in ways that both make sense and are meaningful to a cardiologist's leaners.
January 2018: Congenital Heart Disease
Bobbi Shatto, Lauren M Lutz
New nurse turnover costs organizations in the United States an estimated $1.4 billion to $2.9 billion per year (Meyer, Shatto, Delicath, & von der Lancken, 2017; Ulrich et al., 2010). Retention of graduate nurses can decrease costs, combat nursing shortages, and improve patient outcomes. Despite the increase in prevalence of nurse residency programs, new nurses are leaving their first positions at alarming rates. The purpose of this literature review is to examine the factors that affect graduate nurse transition to practice...
November 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
Deborah Dannemeyer, Cecile Jalandoni, Dawn Vonderheide
This article will explain one organization's experience in developing a licensed vocational nurse residency program in an ambulatory setting, the barriers and challenges, and program outcomes. It outlines results of the program in building competence and confidence for vocational nurses to perform as effective team members in the primary care office setting. Learnings from this experience may be applied to enhance new and transitioning employee orientation and education programs in ambulatory and inpatient settings...
November 2017: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Heather J Becker, Melissa L Langhan
OBJECTIVE: Bag-valve mask (BVM) ventilation requires both manual skill and clinical assessment of minute ventilation. Subjective factors can make supplying appropriate ventilation difficult. Capnography is not routinely used when ventilating nonintubated patients. Our objective was to determine if providers were able to maintain normal capnography values with BVM ventilation in pediatric patients based on clinical skills alone. METHODS: Providers (nurses, residents, and fellows) delivered 2 minutes of BVM respiratory support to healthy children during induction of anesthesia for elective surgery...
October 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
Juliana Thompson, Glenda Cook, Robbie Duschinsky
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore nursing home nurses' experiences and views of work identity. BACKGROUND: Nursing home nurses are in a unique position as they work at the interface of health and social care. Little is known about nursing home nurses' perceptions and experiences of working within this context. Evidence suggests that using the concept of work identity can support understanding of how workers make sense of their work. DESIGN: Hermeneutic phenomenological study...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Susan W Salmond, Edna Cadmus, Katherine Kuren Black, Nancy Bohnarczyk, Linda Hassler
Transitioning to long-term care environments presents a significant challenge for new nurses and their directors of nursing. The complexity of this environment, instability of the workforce, and the lack of support structures frequently affect a new nurse's decision not to apply to long-term care, but to look for positions in acute care hospitals. To address these issues, a long-term care new nurse residency program was developed, implemented, and evaluated in New Jersey through the work of the New Jersey Action Coalition...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Brandi L Showalter, Debbie Cline, Jan Yungclas, Kelly Frentz, Susan R Stafford, Kelly J Maresh
Clinical research nurses are essential in the coordination of clinical trials and the management of research participants. Without a stable, knowledgeable research nurse workforce, the conduct of research is affected. A research nurse residency is a novel approach to preparing new graduate nurses for the oncology research nurse role. This article will describe the development and content of the research nurse residency and how this approach is being used to address a need for clinical research nurses to support burgeoning clinical trials at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
Susan A Boyer, Krystal K Valdez-Delgado, Jody L Huss, Amber J Barker, Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas
A nurse residency program can support transition for new-to-specialty nurses but requires commitment of time and resources. This implementation project used a specialty residency program shown to be effective in a Burn Center, and translated it into the Emergency Department and Maternal Child Health area located within the same medical treatment facility. Preceptor survey responses and leadership assessment of program suitability provided data related to intervention impact. The evidence pertaining to developing specialty knowledge, skills, competency, and clinical reasoning validated program efficacy...
September 2017: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Marion Schmidt-Huber, Janine Netzel, Jan Kiesewetter
Background and objective: There is a need for young physicians to take a responsible role in clinical teams, comparable to a leadership role. However, today's medical curricula barely consider the development of leadership competencies. Acquisition of leadership skills are currently a by-product of medical education, even though it seems to be a competency relevant for physicians' success. Therefore, an innovative leadership training program for young physicians was developed and validated. Training conceptualisation were based upon findings of critical incidents interviews (N=19) with relevant personnel (e...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
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