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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107269/actualization-of-a-seamless-nursing-program-licensed-practical-nurse-to-baccalaureate-registered-nurse
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Andrea Wallen, Linda McKay, Ellen Santos, Holly LaFrance, Rose M Veith
Upward educational mobility of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) is important for their professional development. For the nursing profession, this upward mobility increases workforce diversity. To address the paucity of programs accepting the LPN's education, a team of 6 BSN and LPN nurse educators, backed by 2 universities, developed a seamless LPN-BSN program. This article documents the process, including a needs assessment, curriculum development, admission criteria, implementation, lessons learned, and outcomes...
January 20, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096006/immunizations-challenge-healthcare-personnel-and-affects-immunization-rates
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Pamela K Strohfus, Susan C Kim, Sara Palma, Russell A Duke, Richard Remington, Caleb Roberts
PURPOSE: This study measured 1. medical office immunization rates and 2. health care personnel competency in managing vaccine practices before and after evidence-based immunization education was provided. METHOD: This descriptive study compared 32 family medicine and pediatric offices and 178 medical assistants, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians in knowledge-based testing pre-education, post-education, and 12-months post-education...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063848/challenges-with-implementing-a-patient-centered-medical-home-model-for-women-veterans
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Emmeline Chuang, Julian Brunner, Selene Mak, Alison B Hamilton, Ismelda Canelo, Jill Darling, Lisa V Rubenstein, Elizabeth M Yano
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration (VA) Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) initiative aims to ensure that all patients receive care consistent with medical home principles. Women veterans' unique care needs and minority status within the VA pose challenges to delivery of equitable, comprehensive primary care for this population. Currently, little is known about whether and/or how PACT should be tailored to better meet women veteran needs. METHODS: In 2014, we conducted semistructured interviews with 73 primary care providers and staff to examine facilitators and barriers encountered in providing PACT-principled care to women veterans...
January 4, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041774/the-effects-of-expanded-nurse-practitioner-and-physician-assistant-scope-of-practice-on-the-cost-of-medicaid-patient-care
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Edward Joseph Timmons
The provision of health care to low-income Americans remains an ongoing policy challenge. In this paper, I examine how important changes to occupational licensing laws for nurse practitioners and physician assistants have affected cost and intensity of health care for Medicaid patients. The results suggest that allowing physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances is associated with a substantial (more than 11%) reduction in the dollar amount of outpatient claims per Medicaid recipient. I find little evidence that expanded scope of practice has affected proxies for care intensity such as total claims and total care days...
December 23, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032436/competence-for-older-people-nursing-in-care-and-nursing-homes-an-integrative-review
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Outi Kiljunen, Tarja Välimäki, Päivi Kankkunen, Pirjo Partanen
BACKGROUND: People living in care and nursing homes are vulnerable individuals with complex needs; therefore, a wide array of nursing competence is needed to ensure their well-being. When developing the quality of care in these units, it is essential to know what type of competence is required for older people nursing. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this integrative review was to identify the competence needed for older people nursing in licensed practical nurses' and registered nurses' work in care and nursing homes...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017895/mobbing-among-care-workers-in-nursing-homes-a-cross-sectional-secondary-analysis-of-the-swiss-nursing-homes-human-resources-project
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Myriam Tong, René Schwendimann, Franziska Zúñiga
BACKGROUND: As a category of bullying, mobbing is a form of violence in the workplace that damages the employing organization as well as the targeted employee. In Europe, the overall prevalence of mobbing in healthcare is estimated at 4%. However, few studies have explored mobbing among long-term care workers. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to examine the frequency of mobbing in Swiss nursing homes and its relationships with care workers' (i.e. registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, assistant nurse, nurse aide) health status, job satisfaction, and intention to leave, and to explore the work environment as a contributing factor to mobbing...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933637/association-of-temporal-variations-in-staffing-with-hospital-acquired-pressure-injury-in-military-hospitals
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Patricia A Patrician, Mary S McCarthy, Pauline Swiger, Dheeraj Raju, Sara Breckenridge-Sproat, Xiaogang Su, Kelly H Randall, Lori A Loan
To more precisely evaluate the effects of nurse staffing on hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) development, data on nursing care hours per patient day (NCHPPD), nursing skill mix, patient turnover (i.e., admissions, transfers, and discharges), and patient acuity were merged with patient information from pressure injury prevalence surveys that were collected annually for the Military Nursing Outcomes Database (MilNOD) project. The MilNOD included staffing and adverse events from 56 medical-surgical, stepdown, and critical care units in 13 military hospitals over a 4-year-period...
December 9, 2016: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930401/embedding-a-palliative-approach-in-nursing-care-delivery-an-integrated-knowledge-synthesis
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Richard Sawatzky, Pat Porterfield, Della Roberts, Joyce Lee, Leah Liang, Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Barb Pesut, Tilly Schalkwyk, Kelli Stajduhar, Carolyn Tayler, Jennifer Baumbusch, Sally Thorne
A palliative approach involves adapting and integrating principles and values from palliative care into the care of persons who have life-limiting conditions throughout their illness trajectories. The aim of this research was to determine what approaches to nursing care delivery support the integration of a palliative approach in hospital, residential, and home care settings. The findings substantiate the importance of embedding the values and tenets of a palliative approach into nursing care delivery, the roles that nurses have in working with interdisciplinary teams to integrate a palliative approach, and the need for practice supports to facilitate that embedding and integration...
December 6, 2016: ANS. Advances in Nursing Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928069/validity-of-the-italian-code-of-ethics-for-everyday-nursing-practice
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Paola Gobbi, Maria Grazia Castoldi, Rosa Anna Alagna, Anna Brunoldi, Chiara Pari, Annamaria Gallo, Miriam Magri, Lorena Marioni, Giovanni Muttillo, Claudia Passoni, Anna La Torre, Debora Rosa, Franco A Carnevale
BACKGROUND: The research question for this study was as follows: Is the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Italy (Code) a valid or useful decision-making instrument for nurses faced with ethical problems in their daily clinical practice? METHOD: Focus groups were conducted to analyze specific ethical problems through 11 case studies. The analysis was conducted using sections of the Code as well as other relevant documents. Each focus group had a specific theme and nurses participated freely in the discussions according to their respective clinical competencies...
December 7, 2016: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903297/variability-of-staffing-and-staff-mix-across-acute-care-units-in-alberta-canada
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Krishna Sharma, Stephanie E Hastings, Esther Suter, Judy Bloom
BACKGROUND: The health workforce has a crucial position in healthcare, and effective distribution of the workforce is one of the critical areas for healthcare improvement. This requires a proper understanding of the allocation of healthcare providers including staffing levels and staffing variability within a healthcare system. High variability may imply significant differences in outcomes and greater opportunity to better distribute staffing and improve patient outcomes. The objective of this study was to examine staffing variation across acute care units in a large and integrated healthcare system...
December 1, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860170/variation-across-u-s-assisted-living-facilities-admissions-resident-care-needs-and-staffing
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Kihye Han, Alison M Trinkoff, Carla L Storr, Nancy Lerner, Bo Kyum Yang
PURPOSE: Though more people in the United States currently reside in assisted living facilities (ALFs) than nursing homes, little is known about ALF admission policies, resident care needs, and staffing characteristics. We therefore conducted this study using a nationwide sample of ALFs to examine these factors, along with comparison of ALFs by size. DESIGN: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856482/evaluation-of-nurses-changing-perceptions-when-trained-to-implement-a-self-management-programme-for-dual-sensory-impaired-older-adults-in-long-term-care-a-qualitative-study
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Lieve M Roets-Merken, Myrra J F J Vernooij-Dassen, Sytse U Zuidema, Marianne K Dees, Pieter G J M Hermsen, Gertrudis I J M Kempen, Maud J L Graff
OBJECTIVES: To gain insights into the process of nurses' changing perceptions when trained to implement a self-management programme for dual sensory impaired older adults in long-term care, and into the factors that contributed to these changes in their perceptions. DESIGN: Qualitative study alongside a cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING: 17 long-term care homes spread across the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 34 licensed practical nurses supporting 54 dual sensory impaired older adults...
November 17, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843815/deregulation-of-allopathic-prescription-and-medical-practice-in-india-benefits-and-pitfalls
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EDITORIAL
Raman Kumar, Pritam Roy
In the background of debates on Universal Health Coverage, skill transfer from the medical practice license holders to other health-care providers such as nurse practitioner has become a global norm. In India, where the world's largest numbers of medical graduates are produced, this discussion is expanding to extremes and serious suggestions are coming forward for the development of legal framework for allowing dentists, homeopaths, pharmacists, and half duration trained doctors; permission to issue allopathic prescription...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789309/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-the-feasibility-and-acceptability-of-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-administered-subcutaneously-through-self-injection
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Jane Cover, Allen Namagembe, Justine Tumusiime, Jeanette Lim, Jennifer Kidwell Drake, Anthony K Mbonye
OBJECTIVES: Evidence on contraceptive self-injection from the United States and similar settings is promising, and the practice may increase access. There are no published studies on the feasibility of contraceptive self-injection in sub-Saharan Africa to date. The purpose of this study was to assess feasibility of subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate self-injection in Uganda, with specific objectives to (a) measure the proportion of participants who self-injected competently, (b) measure the proportion who self-injected on time 3 months after training (defined conservatively as within 7 days of their reinjection date) and (c) assess acceptability...
October 24, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782920/successful-integrative-medicine-assessment-and-treatment-of-chronic-pain-associated-with-breast-surgery-a-report-of-3-cases
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Myung Kyu Chung, Patrick J LaRiccia
Presented is the first reported case series of chronic neck and back pain associated with breast scars from breast surgery and successfully treated with an integrative medicine assessment and treatment approach, which included the assessment technique of autonomic response testing and the scar therapy technique of neural therapy. Implications for nursing practice are discussed.
January 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697086/infection-prevention-and-antimicrobial-stewardship-knowledge-for-selected-infections-among-nursing-home-personnel
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Barbara W Trautner, M Todd Greene, Sarah L Krein, Heidi L Wald, Sanjay Saint, Andrew J Rolle, Sara McNamara, Barbara S Edson, Lona Mody
OBJECTIVE To assess knowledge about infection prevention among nursing home personnel and identify gaps potentially addressable through a quality improvement collaborative. DESIGN Baseline knowledge assessment of catheter-associated urinary tract infection, asymptomatic bacteriuria, antimicrobial stewardship, and general infection prevention practices for healthcare-associated infections. SETTING Nursing homes across 14 states participating in the national "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-Term Care: Healthcare-Associated Infections/Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection...
October 4, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660554/motivational-interviewing-competencies-among-uk-family-nurse-partnership-nurses-a-process-evaluation-component-of-the-building-blocks-trial
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Sue Channon, Marie-Jet Bekkers, Julia Sanders, Rebecca Cannings-John, Laura Robertson, Kristina Bennert, Christopher Butler, Kerenza Hood, Michael Robling
BACKGROUND: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centred counselling approach to behaviour change which is increasingly being used in public health settings, either as a stand-alone approach or in combination with other structured programmes of health promotion. One example of this is the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) a licensed, preventative programme for first time mothers under the age of 20, delivered by specialist family nurses who are additionally trained in MI. The Building Blocks trial was an individually randomised controlled trial comparing effectiveness of Family Nurse Partnership when added to usual care compared to usual care alone within 18 sites in England...
2016: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659757/setting-the-stage-for-success-mentoring-and-leadership-development
#18
Patricia A Tabloski
The New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Program funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has expanded enrollment in schools of nursing with accelerated nursing programs and increased diversity in the nursing workforce. As the demand for highly educated and skilled nurses continues to grow, accelerated nursing programs are thriving and increasing in number. The growing cadre of nontraditional nursing students has challenged nursing faculty to institute innovative teaching methods to develop accelerated students' leadership skills and to provide mentoring resources for newly licensed nurses to guide the successful and complex transition from the student to professional practice...
September 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27603747/challenges-for-nurses-caring-for-individuals-with-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
#19
Molly Harrod, Ana Montoya, Lona Mody, Helen McGuirk, Suzanne Winter, Vineet Chopra
OBJECTIVES: To understand the perceived preparedness of frontline nurses (registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs)), unit nurse managers, and skilled nursing facility (SNF) administrators in providing care for residents with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in SNFs. DESIGN: Exploratory, qualitative pilot study. SETTING: Two community based SNFs. PARTICIPANTS: Residents with PICCs, frontline nurses (RNs, LPNs), unit nurse managers, and SNF administrators...
October 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601433/a-comparison-of-psychiatric-and-nonpsychiatric-nurse-practitioner-knowledge-and-management-recommendations-regarding-adolescent-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Tracy A Klein, Janessa M Graves
BACKGROUND: Nurse practitioners (NPs) are statutorily authorized to provide assessment and cognitive recommendations for concussion in most states. Their scope of practice includes assessment and management of concussion sequalae including anxiety, insomnia, and depression, as well as return to school and activity guidance. OBJECTIVES: Analysis of symptom-based diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in adolescents, including return to school and school workload recommendations comparing psychiatric and nonpsychiatric NPs...
January 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
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