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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166260/the-development-and-content-validation-of-a-multidisciplinary-evidence-based-wound-infection-prevention-and-treatment-guideline
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Sammy A Zakhary, Chris Davey, Rebecca Bari, Jordan Bean, Tyler Reber, Kathy Gallagher, Kara Couch, Jennifer Hurlow, Karen Laforet, Corrine McIssac, Karen Napier, Diana Vilar-Compte, Emily Zakhary, Michel Hermans, Laura Bolton
Acute and chronic wound infections create clinical, economic, and patient-centered challenges best met by multidisciplinary wound care teams providing consistent, valid, clinically relevant, safe, evidence-based management across settings. To develop an evidence-based wound infection guideline, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases were searched from inception through August 1, 2017 using the terms (or synonyms) wound infection and risk factor, significant, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or surveillance...
November 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117055/improving-patient-experience-through-nursing-satisfaction
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Amanda McNicholas, Abby McCall, Alanna Werner, Ronda Wounderly, Erin Marinchak, Pamela Jones
Patient experience is a vital component of quality health care. In our institution we sought to improve both nursing satisfaction and collaboration, in conjunction with improving patient experience, predicting the two are directly proportional. We hypothesized that a more satisfied nursing team would result in an overall improvement in patient experience. To explore this hypothesis, we implemented multiple process changes to create an advanced practitioner-directed floor (APDF) on our 28-bed trauma, medical-surgical unit...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045609/stakeholder-perspectives-on-the-optimizing-patient-transfers-impacting-medical-quality-and-improving-symptoms-transforming-institutional-care-optimistic-project
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Mary Ersek, Susan E Hickman, Anne C Thomas, Brittany Bernard, Kathleen T Unroe, Suzanne Meeks
Background and Objectives: The need to reduce burdensome and costly hospitalizations of frail nursing home residents is well documented. The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) project achieved this reduction through a multicomponent collaborative care model. We conducted an implementation-focused project evaluation to describe stakeholders' perspectives on (a) the most and least effective components of the intervention; (b) barriers to implementation; and (c) program features that promoted its adoption...
October 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880423/variation-in-job-titles-within-the-nursing-workforce
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Alison Leary, Katrina Maclaine, Paul Trevatt, Mark Radford, Geoffrey Punshon
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: The work of specialist nursing has been under scrutiny for many years in the UK due to a perception that it is not cost-effective. A common issue is the lack of consistency of job titles, which causes confusion to the public, employing organisations, colleagues and commissioners of services. Lack of consistency has implications for the wider perception of advanced specialist practice in the worldwide community and the workforce more generally. This study aims to understand the variation in job titles in the UK population...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863055/the-last-state-to-grant-nurse-practitioners-dea-licensure-an-education-improvement-initiative-on-the-florida-prescription-drug-monitoring-program
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Joni R Kellams, John P Maye
Nurse practitioners (NPs) now have prescriptive authority for controlled substances in all 50 states in the United States. Florida, the last state to grant NPs DEA licensure, has been wrought with prescription diversion practices for a number of years as pill mills, doctor shopping, and overprescribing proliferated. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) help curb drug diversion activity and play a key role in reducing the abuse of controlled substances. The primary objective of this education improvement initiative was to increase knowledge of actively licensed NPs in the state of Florida regarding the state's PDMP...
July 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759514/postgraduate-emergency-nurse-practitioner-fellowships-opportunities-for-specialty-education
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Susanna Rudy, Jennifer Wilbeck
Specialty trained emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) can meet the demands of an unpredictable emergency care environment within an overburdened health care system. Although existing literature supports fellowship training as a method for bridging academic knowledge with clinical experiences for the novice nurse practitioner, the currently available emergency care postgraduate fellowship programs are inconsistent in approach. Building upon descriptive data provided by the existing 9 postgraduate ENP fellowship programs, a comparison and gap analysis of program content was conducted to identify perceived standards for ENP specialty education and the congruence with published ENP competencies...
July 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660150/expanding-treatment-access-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-task-shifting-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antivirals
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REVIEW
Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Channa R Jayasekera, Aijaz Ahmed
In the United States, the fight to eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been ongoing for many years, but the results have been less than ideal. Historically, patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) were treated with interferon-based regimens, which were associated with frequent adverse effects, suboptimal response rates, and long durations of treatment - of up to 48 weeks. Expertise from specialist-physicians, such as hepatologists and gastroenterologists, was needed to closely follow patients on these medications so as to monitor laboratory values and manage adverse effects...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579285/the-experience-of-advanced-practice-nurses-in-us-emergency-care-settings
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Lisa A Wolf, Altair M Delao, Cydne Perhats, Michael D Moon, Margaret J Carman
INTRODUCTION: Little information has been published regarding the actual practice, training, and validation of basic skills and competencies needed by the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the emergency care setting. The purpose of this study was to (1) identify skills being performed by APRNs practicing in emergency care settings (2); explore types of training; and (3) describe competency validation. Additionally, we explored frequency of skill use and facilitators and barriers to performing a skill to the full extent of training and education...
September 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570303/current-status-of-fellowship-programs-for-advanced-practice-registered-nurses-in-the-nurse-practitioner-role
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Carlos Alberto Camal Sanchez
Students completing an advanced practice RN program for practice as a nurse practitioner may seek options for further advancement. Although postgraduate clinical fellowship programs exist, information about such programs is not readily available. This article offers a resource for faculty to assist graduate students in finding advanced practice RN nurse practitioner fellowship programs in the United States.
May 31, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483137/expanded-roles-of-registered-nurses-in-primary-care-delivery-of-the-future
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Laurie Bauer, Thomas Bodenheimer
BACKGROUND: Primary care in the United States is changing: practice size is increasing, there is a growing shortage of primary care practitioners, and there is a heightened prevalence of chronic disease. Given these trends, it is likely that registered nurses will become important members of the primary care team. PURPOSE: This paper explores the challenges and opportunities in primary care delivery in the 21st century and examines the likelihood of expanded roles for RNs to improve quality and add capacity to the primary care workforce...
September 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463869/emergency-nurse-practitioner-core-educational-content
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Jennifer Wilbeck, Eric Roberts, Susanna Rudy
Increasing numbers of patients are presenting to national emergency departments (EDs). This is occurring simultaneously with reductions in providers along with ED closures, creating a significant gap in emergency care. According to the advanced practice registered nurse consensus model, specialty-specific knowledge and practice build upon generalist nurse practitioner (NP) population foci. Although the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties provides guidelines for educational programs at the NP population level, determination of core specialty knowledge lies with specialty organizations...
April 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457775/experiences-of-rural-and-remote-nurses-assisting-with-disasters
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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/28383334/advancing-nursing-practice-management-of-neuropathic-pain-with-capsaicin-8-without-physician-supervision
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Joanne O'Brien, Joseph Keaveny, Valerie Pollard, Linda Elizabeth Nugent
PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this study was to examine the management of patient's neuropathic pain with capsaicin 8% in a nurse-led clinic when administered by 1 registered advanced nurse practitioner without physician supervision. DESIGN: A longitudinal, single-group, descriptive research design was used to assess pain scores and quality of life 3 times over 3 months after treatment. METHODS: Patients with a diagnosis of neuropathic pain were assessed and treated with capsaicin 8% by 1 advanced nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority in a nurse-led clinic...
May 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383331/the-path-to-advanced-practice-licensure-for-clinical-nurse-specialists-in-washington-state
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REVIEW
Heather Schoonover
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to provide a review of the history and process to obtaining advanced practice licensure for clinical nurse specialists in Washington State. Before 2016, Washington State licensed certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and certified nurse anesthetists under the designation of an advanced registered nurse practitioner; however, the state did not recognize clinical nurse specialists as advanced practice nurses. The work to drive the rule change began in 2007...
May 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177585/hospital-acquired-pressure-injuries-the-significance-of-the-advanced-practice-registered-nurse-s-role-in-a-community-hospital
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Candice Irvin, Elizabeth Sedlak, Christine Walton, Susan Collier, Esther I Bernhofer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) continue to be a persistent problem in the acute care arena. The purpose of this retrospective quality improvement study was to examine if the introduction of nurse practitioners (NPs), as wound care consultants (WCCs), without other interventions, impacted the HAPI rates in a community hospital. METHODS: A retrospective, comparison design was used; 48 months of HAPI data (May 2010-2014) reported on the monthly National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) survey was abstracted from hospital records...
April 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141609/identification-and-management-of-human-trafficking-victims-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Lisa M Hachey, Julia C Phillippi
Health care practitioners serve an important role in identification and assistance of human trafficking victims. Advanced practice registered nurses, including certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners, are in a unique position to interact with persons trafficked and seen in the clinical setting, yet they require knowledge to identify the signs of human trafficking. Lack of training and education has been identified as a barrier for health care professionals to recognize human trafficking victims and implement needed health care services (; )...
January 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132618/developing-trainee-advanced-nurse-practitioners-in-clinical-environments
#17
Sara Morgan
Teaching and mentorship are fundamental parts of registered nurses' roles, and learning should be managed and promoted in clinical practice to ensure excellence. This article reflects on, and critically analyses, the developing relationship between the author, who is an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) and practice educator, and an experienced nurse undertaking an ANP level 7 programme of study. The article describes the supervision and mentorship of the student ANP in an emergency department, in the context of the 'facilitation of learning' and 'evaluation of learning' domains of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice ( NMC 2008 )...
January 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913033/nurse-practitioner-prescribing-in-australia-a-comprehensive-literature-review
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REVIEW
Jacqueline Fong, Thomas Buckley, Andrew Cashin, Lisa Pont
BACKGROUND: In Australia, the nurse practitioner (NP) obtained prescriptive authority in some jurisdictions in 2001. One of the key aspects in which the scope of NPs differs from Registered Nurses (RNs) relates to the legal privilege to prescribe medications. Although NPs have had prescriptive authority in Australia since 2001, with access to the Commonwealth subsidy scheme (PBS) since 2010, little is known about NPs prescriptive patterns or outcomes of prescriptive practice. AIM: The aim of this scoping review was to examine the extent, range and nature of research conducted in relation to NP prescribing in the Australian health context as well as identify gaps in the existing literature...
September 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854427/full-practice-authority-for-advanced-practice-registered-nurses-is-a-gender-issue
#19
Nancy Rudner Lugo
In the United States, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) regulations are determined at the state level, through legislation and rule making. The lack of an evidence base to APRN regulation has resulted in a patchwork of varied regulations and requirements for nurse practitioners. The author begins this article by reviewing the history of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the United States and describing her study that assessed APRN fullpractice authority in states that ratified the ERA versus states that opposed it...
May 4, 2016: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769020/between-two-roles-experiences-of-newly-trained-nurse-practitioners-in-surgical-care-in-sweden-a-qualitative-study-using-repeated-interviews
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Eva Jangland, Pia Yngman Uhlin, Erebouni Arakelian
The position of Nurse Practitioner is a new role in Nordic countries. The transition from a registered nurse to the Nurse Practitioner role has been reported to be a personal challenge. This study, guided by the Nordic theoretical model for use in the education of advanced practice nurses, represents a unique opportunity to describe this transition for newly graduated Nurse Practitioners in an interprofessional surgical care team in Sweden. The aim was to explore how the first Nurse Practitioners in surgical care experienced the transition into a new role and what competences they used in the team...
November 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
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