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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320994/promoting-sustainability-in-quality-improvement-an-evaluation-of-a-web-based-continuing-education-program-in-blood-pressure-measurement
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Lauren Block, Sarah J Flynn, Lisa A Cooper, Caroline Lentz, Tammie Hull, Katherine B Dietz, Romsai T Boonyasai
BACKGROUND: The accuracy of blood pressure measurement is variable in office-based settings. Even when staff training programs are effective, knowledge and skills decay over time, supporting the need for ongoing staff training. We evaluated whether a web-based continuing education program in blood pressure measurement reinforced knowledge and skills among clinical staff and promoted sustainability of an existing quality improvement program. METHODS: Medical assistants and nurses at six primary care clinics within a health system enrolled in a 30-min online educational program designed to refresh their knowledge of blood pressure measurement...
January 10, 2018: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314751/emergency-airway-and-ventilator-procedures-for-community-based-home-care-staff-validation-of-an-educational-program
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Ann Marie Ramsey, Sarah Brennan, Adam Stricker, Kurt Riek, Dana Brown, Rachel Gurtowsky, Julie Sturza, Amy Goldstein Filbrun
BACKGROUND: Children discharged home with tracheostomy and chronic mechanical ventilator support are at high risk for complications and adverse events. Private duty nursing and home respiratory care services are a critical support necessary for successful discharge. The literature suggests that there are opportunities for home care staff (HCS) to improve upon the skills necessary to assess and intervene in an emergency thereby increasing the likelihood of improving long-term outcomes...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307258/choosing-the-best-and-scrambling-for-the-rest-hospital-nursing-home-relationships-and-admissions-to-post-acute-care
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Renée Shield, Ulrika Winblad, John McHugh, Emily Gadbois, Denise Tyler
OBJECTIVE: We explored post-Affordable Care Act hospital and skilled nursing facility (SNF) perspectives in discharge and admission practices. METHOD: Interviews were conducted with 138 administrative personnel in 16 hospitals and 25 SNFs in eight U.S. markets and qualitatively analyzed. RESULTS: Hospitals may use prior referral rates and patients' geographic proximity to SNFs to guide discharges. SNFs with higher hospital referral rates often use licensed nurses to screen patients to admit more preferred patients...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306576/an-untapped-resource-in-the-nursing-workforce-licensed-practical-nurses-who-transition-to-become-registered-nurses
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Cheryl B Jones, Mark Toles, George J Knafl, Anna S Beeber
BACKGROUND: A more diverse registered nurse (RN) workforce is needed to provide health care in North Carolina (NC) and nationally. Studies describing licensed practical nurse (LPN) career transitions to RNs are lacking. PURPOSE: To characterize the occurrence of LPN-to-RN professional transitions; compare key characteristics of LPNs who do and do not make such a transition; and compare key characteristics of LPNs who do transition in the years prior to and following their transition...
July 20, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287213/using-visual-thinking-strategies-with-nursing-students-to-enhance-nursing-assessment-skills-a-qualitative-design
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Joanne Nanavaty
This qualitative design study addressed the enhancement of nursing assessment skills through the use of Visual Thinking Strategies and reflection. This study advances understanding of the use of Visual Thinking Strategies and reflection as ways to explore new methods of thinking and observing patient situations relating to health care. Sixty nursing students in a licensed practical nursing program made up the sample of participants who attended an art gallery as part of a class assignment. Participants replied to a survey of interest for participation at the art gallery...
December 14, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249739/feelings-about-nursing-assistants-that-enhance-the-work-motivation-of-japanese-registered-nurses-and-licensed-practical-nurses
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Yasushi Kudo, Keiko Kono, Ryuko Kume, Ayako Matsuhashi, Akizumi Tsutsumi
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses have received professional education, but to enhance their work motivation it is necessary to create work environments in which they can concentrate on their jobs as specialists. One of the methods to develop such work environments is to use nursing assistants effectively. We investigated professional nurses' feelings toward nursing assistants and then examined the associations between those feelings and their work motivation. The analyzed subjects were 2,170 female nurses working in 25 hospitals with from 55 to 458 beds...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243331/a-5-year-retrospective-audit-of-prescribing-by-a-critical-care-outreach-team
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Mark Wilson
UK prescribing legislation changes made in 2006 and 2012 enabled appropriately qualified nurses to prescribe any licensed medication, and all controlled drugs in schedule 2-5 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, for any medical condition within their clinical competence. Critical Care Outreach nurses who are independent nurse prescribers are ideally placed to ensure that acutely ill patients receive treatment without delay. The perceived challenge was how Critical Care Outreach nurses would be able to safely prescribe for a diverse patient group...
December 15, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210897/evaluation-of-newly-licensed-rns-to-determine-success-of-nursing-program-a-partnership-between-practice-and-education
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Cynthia Bemis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194558/nurses-with-substance-use-disorders-where-we-are-and-what-needs-to-be-done
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Julie Worley
Nurses have the same rate of substance use disorders (SUDs) as the general public. Management of nurses with SUDs is moving from being punitive, including public license suspension or revocation, to alternative-to-discipline (ATD) programs that focus on early intervention and non-punitive, confidential help, which often involve continued employment. These programs have good retention rates, and nurses who complete them have fewer criminal convictions and are able to retain their nursing licenses and maintain successful careers in nursing...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192512/assessing-apathy-in-long-term-care-residents-with-dementia-who-should-be-the-rater
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Ying-Ling Jao, Kristine Williams, Jacqueline Mogle, Liza Behrens, Caroline McDermott
Background Apathy is prominent in persons with dementia and apathy assessment is challenging. It remains unclear who should conduct apathy assessments in long-term care settings for residents with moderate to advanced dementia. The Apathy Evaluation Scale (AES) is a widely used instrument and its use for long-term care residents with dementia needs to be further established. This study explored the relationship among apathy assessments conducted by family and clinical caregivers using the original AES (AES-18) and the nursing home version (AES-10)...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174560/resident-vignettes-for-assessing-care-quality-in-nursing-homes
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Cathleen S Colón-Emeric, Kirsten N Corazzini, Eleanor S McConnell, Wei Pan, Mark P Toles, Rasheeda Hall, Melissa Batchelor-Murphy, Tracey L Yap, Amber L Anderson, Andrew Burd, Sathya Amarasekara, Ruth A Anderson
OBJECTIVES: Validated process measures that correlate with patient outcomes are needed for research and quality improvement. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis within a cluster-randomized fall prevention study. SETTING: Nursing homes in North Carolina (n = 16). PARTICIPANTS: Nursing home staff (n = 541) and residents with 1 or more falls in 6 months (n = 597). MEASUREMENTS: Fall-prevention process measures in 4 categories derived from Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders quality indicators were measured in 2 ways: (1) chart abstraction; and (2) staff responses to clinical vignettes of hypothetical residents at risk for falls...
November 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165022/the-behavioral-health-role-in-nursing-facility-social-work
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Dennis R Myers, Robin K Rogers, Harold H LeCrone, Katherine Kelley
Types of compromised resident behaviors licensed nursing facility social workers encounter, the behavioral health role they enact, and effective practices they apply have not been the subject of systematic investigation. Analyses of 20 in-depth interviews with Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)/Master of Social Work (MSW) social workers averaging 8.8 years of experience identified frequently occurring resident behaviors: physical and verbal aggression/disruption, passive disruption, socially and sexually inappropriateness...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162609/health-of-health-care-workers-in-canadian-nursing-homes-and-pediatric-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-study
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Matthias Hoben, Jennifer A Knopp-Sihota, Maryam Nesari, Stephanie A Chamberlain, Janet E Squires, Peter G Norton, Greta G Cummings, Bonnie J Stevens, Carole A Estabrooks
BACKGROUND: Poor health of health care workers affects quality of care, but research and health data for health care workers are scarce. Our aim was to compare physical/mental health among health care worker groups 1) within nursing homes and pediatric hospitals, 2) between the 2 settings and 3) with the physical/mental health of the Canadian population. METHODS: Using cross-sectional data collected as part of the Translating Research in Elder Care program and the Translating Research on Pain in Children program, we examined the health of health care workers...
November 21, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135752/experiences-and-shared-meaning-of-teamwork-and-interprofessional-collaboration-among-health-care-professionals-in-primary-health-care-settings-a-systematic-review
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Carine Sangaleti, Mariana Cabral Schveitzer, Marina Peduzzi, Elma Lourdes Campos Pavone Zoboli, Cassia Baldini Soares
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, teamwork has been addressed under the rationale of interprofessional practice or collaboration, highlighted by the attributes of this practice such as: interdependence of professional actions, focus on user needs, negotiation between professionals, shared decision making, mutual respect and trust among professionals, and acknowledgment of the role and work of the different professional groups. Teamwork and interprofessional collaboration have been pointed out as astrategy for effective organization of health care services as the complexity of healthcare requires integration of knowledge and practices from differente professional groups...
November 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129904/perception-survey-on-the-introduction-of-clinical-performance-examination-as-part-of-the-national-nursing-licensing-examination-in-korea
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Su Jin Shin, Yeong Kyeong Kim, Soon-Rim Suh, Duk Yoo Jung, Yunju Kim, Mi Kyoung Yim
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze opinions about the action plan for implementation clinical performance exam as part of the national nursing licensing examination and presents the expected effects of the performance exam and aspects to consider regarding its implementation. Methods: This study used a mixed-methods design. Quantitative data were collected by a questionnaire survey, while qualitative data were collected by focus group interviews with experts...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118291/-outcomes-of-pharmaceutical-faculty-focused-introduction-to-nursing-education-for-pharmacy-students-a-questionnaire-survey
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Takashi Majima, Hiroshi Ohara
  The scope of pharmaceutical education in Japan has been expanding, and with it an awareness of the importance of team medical care. However, pharmaceutical education still gives little attention to the psychosocial aspects of care, instead focusing on the structures and functions of drugs. In contrast, nursing education emphasizes the fact that medical care involves patients' family and significant others as much as the patients themselves, and thus nursing students are taught the basic needs and developmental stages of those people requiring care alongside their practical nursing skills...
November 9, 2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118253/student-preparation-for-the-national-board-dental-hygiene-examination-a-national-survey-of-dental-hygiene-program-directors
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Ann L Nordquist, Tanya Villalpando Mitchell, Pamela R Overman, Christopher J Van Ness, Cynthia C Gadbury-Amyot
Purpose: Dental hygiene students nearing completion of their educational programs are required to take written and clinical examinations in order to be eligible for licensure. The written licensure exam, the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE), is administered by the Joint Commission of National Dental Examinations (JCNDE). Failing a licensing examination is a costly experience for students and has the potential for a negative impact on a program's accreditation status. Nursing programs have published extensively on strategies used to prepare students for licensure examinations...
April 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113637/nurses-knowledge-perception-and-self-confidence-regarding-evidence-based-antibiotic-use-in-the-long-term-care-setting
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LaDonna S Hale, Lindsey L Votaw, Janell E Mayer, Kristen F Sobota
OBJECTIVE: Describe knowledge, perceptions, and self-confidence of nurses in the long-term care setting before and after online antibiotic stewardship education, and assess effectiveness and satisfaction with the education. DESIGN: Pre-/postsurvey. SETTING: Three long-term care facilities, Topeka, Kansas. PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of 140 licensed practical and registered nurses. INTERVENTIONS: Nurses viewed a 12-minute online module developed by long-term care consultant pharmacists...
November 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112026/nursing-home-patient-safety-culture-perceptions-among-us-and-immigrant-nurses
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Laura M Wagner, Barbara L Brush, Nicholas G Castle, John B Engberg, Elizabeth A Capezuti
Patient safety is a global concern, yet little is known about how and whether perceptions of patient safety culture (PSC) vary by nurses' countries of origin and preparation. This is particularly important in American nursing homes (NHs), which are increasingly hiring non-US born and prepared nurses to fill staffing needs. OBJECTIVES: This study compared the PSC perceptions of foreign and domestic born and trained nurses working in urban NHs in 5 states to analyze how nurses' PSC perceptions corresponded to their personal and professional characteristics...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105761/the-influence-of-tobacco-retailers-on-adolescent-smoking-prevention-and-policy-implications
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S H Gwon, G Yan, G Huang, P A Kulbok
BACKGROUND: Smoking rates are higher among adolescents in South Korea than among those in other Asian countries. Researchers have reported associations between the presence of licensed tobacco retailers and adolescent smoking rates. However, few researchers have examined the factors that influence adolescent smoking including those that are intrapersonal, interpersonal or related to the tobacco retailers' environment. AIM: The purpose of this study was to describe factors related to the students, the licensed tobacco retailers and the schools and how those factors are associated with adolescent smoking outcomes such as tobacco marketing receptivity, lifetime smoking and current smoking...
November 6, 2017: International Nursing Review
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