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EDITORIAL
Siobhan O'Connor, Ursula Hubner, Toria Shaw, Rachelle Blake, Marion Ball
Information Technology (IT) continues to evolve and develop with electronic devices and systems becoming integral to healthcare in every country. This has led to an urgent need for all professions working in healthcare to be knowledgeable and skilled in informatics. The Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Initiative was established in 2006 in the United States to develop key areas of informatics in nursing. One of these was to integrate informatics competencies into nursing curricula and life-long learning...
August 19, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915165/employee-organizational-commitment-and-hospital-performance
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Kevin M Baird, Amy Tung, Yanjie Yu
BACKGROUND: There is widespread evidence of the purported benefits of employee organizational commitment (EOC) and its impact on both individual and organizational performance. This study contributes to this literature by providing a unique insight into this relationship, focusing on the interrelationship between EOC with hospital performance and the role of the provision of adequate facilities in eliciting EOC. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to introduce and empirically examine a new theoretical model in which it is argued that the performance of hospitals with regard to the provision of adequate facilities (medical facilities, support facilities, and staff resources) influences the level of EOC, which in turn influences hospital performance with regard to patient care and operational effectiveness...
September 15, 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914585/planning-future-care-services-analyses-of-investments-in-norwegian-municipalities
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Terje P Hagen, Laila Tingvold
AIMS: To analyse whether the Norwegian Central Government's goal of subsidizing 12,000 places in nursing homes or sheltered housing using an earmarked grant was reached and to determine towards which group of users the planned investments were targeted. METHODS: Data from the investment plans at municipal level were provided by the Norwegian Housing Bank and linked to variables describing the municipalities' financial situation as well as variables describing the local needs for services provided by Statistics Norway...
September 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913951/rapid-response-team-patients-triaged-to-remain-on-ward-despite-deranged-vital-signs-missed-opportunities
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J Tirkkonen, T Kontula, S Hoppu
BACKGROUND: Rapid response teams (RRTs) triage most patients to stay on ward, even though some of them have deranged vital signs according to RRTs themselves. We investigated the prevalence and outcome of this RRT patient cohort. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in a Finnish tertiary referral centre, Tampere University Hospital. Data on RRT activations were collected between 1 May 2012 and 30 April 2015. Vital signs of patients triaged to stay on ward without treatment limitations were classified according to objective RRT trigger criteria observed during the reviews...
September 15, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913825/a-nursing-intervention-increases-quality-of-life-and-self-efficacy-in-migraine-a-1-year-prospective-controlled-trial
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Elizabeth Leroux, Line Beaudet, Guy Boudreau, Marzieh Eghtesadi, Luc Marchand, Heather Pim, Miguel Chagnon
OBJECTIVES: To compare the impact of a combined nursing and medical approach to a medical follow-up only on headache outcomes, quality of life, and self-efficacy in a cohort of migraineurs. BACKGROUND: Interdisciplinary approaches have been proposed for migraine management. A nursing intervention could improve patient outcomes. METHODS: We prospectively studied new patients referred to our tertiary headache center for migraine. The control group was followed by a physician; the active group was also followed by a nurse with a personalized intervention including adaptation of the lifestyle...
September 15, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912950/quality-improvement-regarding-handoff
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Scott Studeny, Lauren Burley, Kelsey Cowen, Melanie Akers, Kelly O'Neill, Susan L Flesher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have emphasized the importance of effectual communication during patient handoffs. The objectives of this study were to (1) implement a resident-driven quality improvement project to improve handoffs by including key elements that are necessary for a safe and effective handoff. We chose to use the IPASS (illness severity, patient summary, action items, situation awareness and contingency planning, synthesis by receiver) mnemonic as our standardized handoff model; (2) Consider balancing measures in an effort to be aware of any negative effects of our interventions on resident satisfaction with the system...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912667/how-do-nurse-consultant-job-characteristics-impact-on-job-satisfaction-an-australian-quantitative-study
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Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Rebecca Mitchell, Jane Conway
BACKGROUND: There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses' job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to optimize individual employee satisfaction and performance. This is particularly necessary in the Nurse Consultant role, which is a multifaceted role that has evolved to meet the dynamic and changing needs of health services. This study aims to examine how job characteristics influence Nurse Consultant job satisfaction and identify differences across metropolitan and rural contexts...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912257/nurse-honeybee-workers-tend-capped-brood-which-does-not-require-feeding-around-the-clock
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Moshe Nagari, Yafit Brenner, Guy Bloch
"Nurse" honeybees tend brood around-the-clock with attenuated or no circadian rhythms, but the brood signals inducing this behavior remain elusive. We first tested the hypothesis that worker circadian rhythms are regulated by brood pheromones. We monitored locomotor activity of individually isolated nurse bees that were either exposed to various doses of larval extracts or synthetic brood ester pheromone (BEP). Bees orally treated with larvae extracts showed attenuated circadian rhythms in one of four tested colonies; a similar but statistically non-significant trend was seen in two additional colonies...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912165/holistic-care-of-complicated-tuberculosis-in-healthcare-settings-with-limited-resources
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Trevor Duke, Sharon Kasa Tom, Harry Poka, Henry Welch
In recent years, most of the focus on improving the quality of paediatric care in low-income countries has been on improving primary care using the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness, and improving triage and emergency treatment in hospitals aimed at reducing deaths in the first 24 hours. There has been little attention paid to improving the quality of care for children with chronic or complex diseases. Children with complicated forms of tuberculosis (TB), including central nervous system and chronic pulmonary TB, provide examples of acute and chronic multisystem paediatric illnesses that commonly present to district-level and second-level referral hospitals in low-income countries...
September 14, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912115/system-wide-inpatient-portal%C3%A2-implementation-survey-of-health-care-team-perceptions
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Jennifer L Hefner, Cynthia J Sieck, Daniel M Walker, Timothy R Huerta, Ann Scheck McAlearney
BACKGROUND: Inpatient portals, a new type of patient portal tailored specifically to the hospital setting, can allow patients to access up-to-date health information and exchange secure communications with their care team. As such, inpatient portals present an opportunity for patients to increase engagement in their care during a time of acute crisis that emphasizes focus on a patient's health. While there is a large body of research on patient portals in the outpatient setting, questions are being raised specifically about inpatient portals, such as how they will be incorporated into the flow of patient care in hectic, stressed, team-based hospital settings...
September 14, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910495/nursing-service-innovation-a-case-study-examining-emergency-nurse-practitioner-service-sustainability
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Amanda Fox, Glenn Gardner, Sonya Osborne
AIM: This research aimed to explore factors that influence sustainability of health service innovation, specifically emergency nurse practitioner service. BACKGROUND: Planning for cost effective provision of healthcare services is a concern globally. Reform initiatives are implemented often incorporating expanding scope of practice for health professionals and innovative service delivery models. Introducing new models is costly in both human and financial resources and therefore understanding factors influencing sustainability is imperative to viable service provision...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910238/telemanagement-of-heart-failure-patients-across-the-post-acute-care-continuum
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Amy Dadosky, Heather Overbeck, Laura Barbetta, Ken Bertke, Maureen Corl, Kathleen Daly, Natasha Hiles, Nancy Rector, Eugene Chung, Santosh Menon
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition causing nearly 1 million hospital admissions annually in the United States with 25% of patients rehospitalized within 30 days. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether telemanagement of HF patients throughout the post-acute continuum of care would reduce rehospitalization rates and improve patient self-care knowledge and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HF patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) received telemanagement by HF clinicians with opportunity for continuation at home with assistance of home healthcare (HHC) nurses...
September 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905677/ethical-tensions-a-qualitative-systematic-review-of-new-graduate-perceptions
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Tori Hazelwood, Carolyn M Murray, Amy Baker, Mandy Stanley
BACKGROUND: New graduate transition into the workforce is challenging and can involve managing ethical tensions. Ethical tensions cause new graduates to doubt their capabilities due to their lack of experience. To support new graduates, we need to know what these ethical tensions are. OBJECTIVES: To explore the ethical tensions perceived to occur in practice for new graduate health professionals. RESEARCH DESIGN: This qualitative systematic review involved a search of five databases (Medline, EMBASE, AMED, CINAHL and Scopus) which resulted in the retrieval of 3554 papers...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903976/working-hard-but-working-differently-a-qualitative-study-of-the-impact-of-generational-change-on-rural-health-care
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David Snadden, Mark Alexander Kunzli
BACKGROUND: There is limited literature evaluating generational change in the physician workforce and the adjustments required of practices, practitioners and the health care system as a whole. The purpose of this study was to explore rural practitioners' experiences of their current contexts relevant to recruitment and retention and to determine how practices are responding to changing aspirations of new practitioners. METHODS: We used qualitative methods. Participants were selected to ensure diversity of career stage...
September 12, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901703/development-of-a-structured-diabetes-self-management-education-program-specific-to-the-cultural-and-ethnic-population-of-new-zealand
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Eirean Gamble, Amber Parry-Strong, Kirsten J Coppell, Lynn McBain, Lorna J Bingham, Liz Dutton, Sera Tapu-Ta'ala, Robert B W Smith, Joe Howells, Howard Metekingi, Jeremy D Krebs
AIM: To develop and pilot a diabetes self-management education (DSME) program specific to the needs of New Zealanders with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: There were two parts in the present study. The first was the development of the program. This involved a literature review, consultation with end-user groups and drafting the content of the program. In the second part, the program was tested and modified according to feedback provided by both participants and facilitators...
September 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901665/kansas-nurse-leader-residency-programme-advancing-leader-knowledge-and-skills
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Qiuhua Shen, Jill Peltzer, Cynthia Teel, Janet Pierce
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Kansas Nurse Leader Residency (KNLR) programme in improving nurses' leadership knowledge and skills and its acceptability, feasibility and fidelity. BACKGROUND: The Future of Nursing Report (Institute of Medicine, 2011) calls for nurses to lead change and advance health. The 6-month KNLR programme was developed by the Kansas Action Coalition to support nurses' leadership development. METHODS: Nurses (n = 36) from four nursing specialties (acute care, long-term care, public health and school health) participated in the programme...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901048/administration-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-patients-undergoing-haemodialysis-a-time-and-motion-study
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David W Johnson, Bruce Cleland, Josette Eris, Tom Rafferty, Kamal Sud, Josephine S Chow
BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend treatment of anaemia due to chronic kidney disease (CKD) with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs). OBJECTIVE: To document the time required and the cost in terms of nursing time to prepare and administer ESAs to patients on facility based haemodialysis (HD) with anaemia due to CKD before and after the introduction of long-acting ESAs. DESIGN: A time and motion study was implemented at four HD units in Australia to determine the time and costs associated with preparing and administering ESAs before and after the introduction of long-acting ESAs...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Renal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900070/item-development-process-and-analysis-of-50-case-based-items-for-implementation-on-the-korean-nursing-licensing-examination
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In Sook Park, Yeon Ok Suh, Hae Sook Park, So Young Kang, Kwang Sung Kim, Gyung Hee Kim, Yeon-Hee Choi, Hyun-Ju Kim
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to improve the quality of items on the Korean Nursing Licensing Examination by developing and evaluating case-based items that reflect integrated nursing knowledge. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional observational study to develop new case-based items. The methods for developing test items included expert workshops, brainstorming, and verification of content validity. After a mock examination of undergraduate nursing students using the newly developed case-based items, we evaluated the appropriateness of the items through classical test theory and item response theory...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899409/alcohol-consumption-and-breast-tumor-gene-expression
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Jun Wang, Yujing J Heng, A Heather Eliassen, Rulla M Tamimi, Aditi Hazra, Vincent J Carey, Christine B Ambrosone, Victor P de Andrade, Adam Brufsky, Fergus J Couch, Tari A King, Francesmary Modugno, Celine M Vachon, David J Hunter, Andrew H Beck, Susan E Hankinson
BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for breast cancer and the association generally appears stronger among estrogen receptor (ER)-positive tumors. However, the biological mechanisms underlying this association are not completely understood. METHODS: We analyzed messenger RNA (mRNA) microarray data from both invasive breast tumors (N = 602) and tumor-adjacent normal tissues (N = 508) from participants diagnosed with breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study (NHS) and NHSII...
September 12, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899291/ethics-and-reverence-for-the-discipline-of-nursing
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Constance L Milton
Healthcare disciplines, including nursing, are emerging sciences that contain discipline-specific theories that guide the activities of research, practice, and education. The term nursing science calls forth meaning that has long been accepted and referred to as the extant nursing theories undergirded with philosophy of science. Recent writings dispute the purposes and future usage of nursing theoretical frameworks in the science of nursing. The author of this article proposes new thinking about the importance of reverence and ethical implications for the future of formal inquiry in nursing science...
January 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
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