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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426520/nursing-practice-research-and-education-in-the-west-the-best-is-yet-to-come
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Heather M Young, Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Linda Sarna
PURPOSE: This paper celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Western Institute of Nursing, the nursing organization representing 13 states in the Western United States, and envisions a preferred future for nursing practice, research, and education. BACKGROUND: Three landmark calls to action contribute to transforming nursing and healthcare: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010; the Institute of Medicine report Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health; and the report Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing...
April 20, 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411298/detecting-sepsis-are-two-opinions-better-than-one
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Poushali Bhattacharjee, Matthew M Churpek, Ashley Snyder, Michael D Howell, Dana P Edelson
The diagnosis of sepsis requires that objective criteria be met with a corresponding subjective suspicion of infection. We conducted a study to characterize the agreement between different providers' suspicion of infection and the correlation with patient outcomes using prospective data from a general medicine ward. Registered nurse (RN) suspicion of infection was collected every 12 hours and compared with medical doctor or advanced practice professional (MD/APP) suspicion, defined as an existing order for antibiotics or a new order for blood or urine cultures within the 12 hours before nursing screen time...
April 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398600/patient-advocacy-at-the-aprn-level-a-direction-for-the-future
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Robert G Hanks, Kristen Starnes-Ott, Linda Stafford
Patient advocacy is seen as a critical role for the nursing profession. Although there is an existing body of literature surrounding the registered nurse level of patient advocacy, little is known about the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and patient advocacy. This article examines the existing patient advocacy research literature and existing APRN competencies to provide direction for further research.
April 11, 2017: Nursing Forum
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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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/28363393/an-academic-practice-partnership-to-advance-dnp-education-and-practice
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Patricia B Howard, Tracy E Williams
During the past decade, the growth of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs in the United States has been phenomenal, with most focusing on the preparation of advanced practice registered nurses. Simultaneously, academic-practice partnerships have been a frequent subject of discussion for nursing's leading academic, administrative, and practice organizations. Numerous reports about academic-practice partnerships concerning aspects of baccalaureate nursing education exist, but partnership accounts for DNP programs are essentially nonexistent...
March 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363386/using-objective-structured-clinical-examination-osce-as-education-in-advanced-practice-registered-nursing-education
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Teri Aronowitz, Shoshana Aronowitz, Jennifer Mardin-Small, BoRam Kim
Approximately 3 million nurses make up the U.S. health care workforce. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine (2011) supported the call to strengthen the nursing profession by establishing global standards of educational criteria and outcomes. Throughout the world, health education is affected by fundamental inadequacies related to static, fragmented, and content-oriented curricula. There are inadequacies in our curricula, and nursing faculties are facing challenges with clinical placements (both the number and quality of these placements); therefore, alternative methods of providing practice to students need to be considered...
March 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340500/advanced-practice-registered-nurses-and-long-acting-reversible-contraception
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Patricia J Kelly, An-Lin Cheng, Kimberly Carlson, Jacki Witt
INTRODUCTION: Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) are in an excellent position to address the high rates of unintended pregnancy in the United States by providing long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). These methods are significant in their effectiveness in preventing pregnancy in individual women and in having population-level effects on unintended pregnancy. The aim of this study was to learn more about APRN practices around long-acting reversible contraception and influences on those practices...
March 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333729/newscap-michigan-law-grants-prescribing-privileges-to-advanced-practice-registered-nurses-aprns
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April 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319580/hospital-characteristics-associated-with-risk-standardized-readmission-rates
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Leora I Horwitz, Susannah M Bernheim, Joseph S Ross, Jeph Herrin, Jacqueline N Grady, Harlan M Krumholz, Elizabeth E Drye, Zhenqiu Lin
BACKGROUND: Safety-net and teaching hospitals are somewhat more likely to be penalized for excess readmissions, but the association of other hospital characteristics with readmission rates is uncertain and may have relevance for hospital-centered interventions. OBJECTIVE: To examine the independent association of 8 hospital characteristics with hospital-wide 30-day risk-standardized readmission rate (RSRR). DESIGN: This is a retrospective cross-sectional multivariable analysis...
May 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316278/high-risk-obstetrical-call-center-a-model-for-regions-with-limited-access-to-care
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Sarah J Rhoads, Hari Eswaran, Christian E Lynch, Songthip T Ounpraseuth, Everett F Magann, Curtis L Lowery
PURPOSE: High-risk obstetrical care can be challenging for women in rural states with limited access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were evaluated from 62,342 obstetrical calls from pregnant and postpartum patients within rural Arkansas to a nurse call center. Call center nurses provided triage using evidence-based guidelines to patients across the state. Data were extracted and analyzed using retrospective data collection and descriptive statistical methods. RESULTS: Women had an average maternal age of 28 years old, average weeks gestation was 27...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239841/the-structure-of-nursing-a-national-examination-of-titles-and-practice-profiles
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G Gardner, C Duffield, A Doubrovsky, U T Bui, M Adams
AIM: To identify the practice patterns of the Australian registered nurse workforce according to position title and to map these disparate titles across all jurisdictions of the country. INTRODUCTION: Effective nursing workforce planning can contribute to improved patient care and increased effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare systems. BACKGROUND: The prevailing approach to nursing workforce planning focuses on number of nursing staff needed in relation to the number of patients...
February 26, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220626/the-role-of-physician-oversight-on-advanced-practice-nurses-professional-autonomy-and-empowerment
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Polly A Petersen, Sandra M Way
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Little is known about the effects of physician oversight on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Examination of these relationships provides insight into the strength of independent practice. The purpose of this study was to examine whether APRNs' perceptions of autonomy and empowerment varied according to type of physician oversight, whether facilitative or restrictive. DATA SOURCES: A cross-sectional survey design was used to examine whether APRNs' perceptions of autonomy and empowerment varied according to physician oversight, geographical location, and practice setting...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217726/caring-for-patients-with-advanced-breast-cancer-the-experiences-of-zambian-nurses
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Johanna Elizabeth Maree, Jennipher Kombe Mulonda
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the experiences of Zambian nurses caring for women with advanced breast cancer. METHODS: We used a qualitative descriptive design and purposive sampling. Seventeen in-depth interviews were conducted with registered nurses practicing in the Cancer Diseases Hospital and the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia, and analyzed using thematic analyses. RESULTS: Two themes emerged from the data - caring for women with advanced breast cancer is challenging and the good outweighs the bad...
January 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181277/the-development-of-professional-practice-standards-for-australian-general-practice-nurses
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Elizabeth Halcomb, Moira Stephens, Julianne Bryce, Elizabeth Foley, Christine Ashley
AIMS: To explore the current role of general practice nurses and the scope of Australian nursing practice to inform the development of national professional practice standards for Australian general practice nurses. BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of nurses have been employed in Australian general practice to meet the growing demand for primary care services. This has brought significant changes to the nursing role. Competency standards for nurses working in general practice were first developed in Australia in 2005, but limited attention has been placed on articulating the contemporary scope of practice for nurses in this setting...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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/28169964/bladder-cancer-risk-factors-diagnosis-and-management
#17
Kristen Burns Farling
Bladder cancer is the most common genitourinary cancer in the United States. Symptoms of bladder cancer mimic those of a urinary tract infection, which can delay timely diagnosis. Because of the high rate of bladder cancer, it is likely advanced practice registered nurses will be responsible for the care of patients with bladder cancer. This article reviews the signs and symptoms of bladder cancer along with management options to safely care for this patient population.
March 7, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156436/effect-of-edmonton-symptom-assessment-scale-esas-on-symptom-data-collection-in-a-radiation-oncology-department
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Puja Venkat, Michael Yu
83 Background: ESAS has been used to examine quality of life and symptom burden of patients undergoing cancer treatment. The purpose of this study is to examine attitudes towards ESAS among patients in a Radiation Oncology clinic in conjunction with the perspective of cancer care professionals, to establish ideal implementation of this tool to improve patient care. METHODS: Routine use of ESAS in a single Radiation Oncology Department was initiated in July 2015. Six months after implementation, an anonymous, electronic survey was administered to 50 healthcare providers within this department, including attending physicians, resident physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and registered nurses...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150253/-the-role-of-nursing-education-in-the-advancement-of-the-nursing-profession
#19
Mei Chang Yeh
The present article discusses the role of nursing education in the advancement of the nursing profession in the context of the three facets of knowledge: generation, dissemination, and application. Nursing is an applied science and the application of knowledge in practice is the ultimate goal of the nursing profession. The reform of the healthcare delivery model requires that nurses acquire and utilize evidence-based clinical knowledge, critical thinking, effective communication, and team collaboration skills in order to ensure the quality of patient care and safety...
February 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148227/effective-team-based-primary-care-observations-from-innovative-practices
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Edward H Wagner, Margaret Flinter, Clarissa Hsu, DeAnn Cromp, Brian T Austin, Rebecca Etz, Benjamin F Crabtree, MaryJoan D Ladden
BACKGROUND: Team-based care is now recognized as an essential feature of high quality primary care, but there is limited empiric evidence to guide practice transformation. The purpose of this paper is to describe advances in the configuration and deployment of practice teams based on in-depth study of 30 primary care practices viewed as innovators in team-based care. METHODS: As part of LEAP, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, primary care experts nominated 227 innovative primary care practices...
February 2, 2017: BMC Family Practice
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