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Maria C Dolce, Judith Haber, Judith A Savageau, Erin Hartnett, Christine A Riedy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nurse practitioners (NPs) are a significant segment of the US primary care workforce and have a pivotal role in improving access to oral health (OH) care. The purpose of this research was to assess OH curricular integration in primary care NP programs and to examine factors that influence integration and satisfaction with graduates' level of OH competence. METHODS: A cross-sectional, national survey of NP programs (N = 466) was conducted using an electronically distributed 19-item, self-administered questionnaire...
August 6, 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Erin Joyce, Lisa Johnson
The adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (A-GACNP) engages in all levels of care within the acute care setting. The postanesthesia care unit (PACU), a specialized entity within the acute care environment, encounters patients at their most vulnerable through various stages of awakening. The evolving state in the health care system today creates opportunity for innovations in the hospital setting that have yet to see the advantages of the nurse practitioner. The A-GACNP possesses the education, training, and skill necessary to treat patients in the critical stages of recovery from anesthesia...
August 2018: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Miriam Anne Coyle, Hui Chen Chang, Pippa Burns, Victoria Traynor
The current integrative literature review explored the impact of interactive delirium care education in facilitating knowledge transfer to health care practitioners and improving health outcomes for older adults. Academic databases, including MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science, were searched using the terms delirium and simulation or interactive education. Selected articles were analyzed using Critical Appraisals Skills Programme tools. Twenty studies were reviewed and three themes generated to explain the current understanding of the impact of interactive delirium care education on outcomes for: (a) individuals with delirium; (b) organizational health care; and (c) health care practitioners...
August 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Catherine A Hebert, Kathryn Hancock, Eleanor S McConnell
The need to provide evidence-based, person-centered care for long-term care (LTC) residents, which often include individuals with dementia, has led to a surge of interest in the implementation of individualized music (IM) programs. An exploratory study was conducted over a 6-month period using the Promoting Action on Research in Health Systems (PARiHS) framework to examine the implementation of an IM program with 19 residents in a LTC facility. All residents using IM had the device available at the end of the program, and 53% received IM at least two times per week...
August 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Karen M Rose, John Lach, Yelena Perkhounkova, Jiaqi Gong, Sriram Raju Dandu, Robert Dickerson, Ifat Afrin Emi, Dawei Fan, Janet Specht, John Stankovic
Nighttime agitation, sleep disturbances, and urinary incontinence (UI) occur frequently in individuals with dementia and can add additional burden to family caregivers, although the co-occurrence of these symptoms is not well understood. The purpose of the current study was to determine the feasibility and acceptability of using passive body sensors in community-dwelling individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) by family caregivers and the correlates among these distressing symptoms. A single-group, descriptive design with convenience sampling of participants with AD and their family caregivers was undertaken to address the study aims...
August 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Sherry Dahlke, Kathleen F Hunter, Kelly Negrin, Maya Reshef Kalogirou, Mary Fox, Adrian Wagg
OBJECTIVES: To examine nursing staffs' geriatric knowledge, perceptions about interprofessional collaboration and patient centered care, and perceived learning needs related to working with hospitalized older people. METHOD: A triangulation mixed methods design was used. A survey was administered to nursing staff that contained the Knowledge About Older Patients Quiz, the Patient-Centered Care measure, and the Modified Index of Interdisciplinary Collaboration measure...
July 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Ayse Berivan Bakan, Senay Karadag Arli, Ela Varol
OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to identify nursing students' attitudes toward older people. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted with 166 nursing department students enrolled in a four-year undergraduate programme in a university located in Eastern Turkey. The participants were chosen using convenience sampling method, and data were collected through the Descriptive Characteristics Form and Turkish version of Kogan's Attitudes toward Older People Scale (KAOPS)...
July 21, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Mohammad Rababa
Medical and psychiatric comorbidity in individuals with dementia is often associated with serious adverse health outcomes. Using a convenience sample of 76 residents with dementia in Jordanian nursing homes, the current study aimed to examine the relationship among comorbid burden, ability to verbally self-report symptoms, severity of dementia, and patient outcomes of pain and agitation. Comorbid burden and ability to verbally self-report symptoms were found to be significant predictors of patient outcomes of pain and agitation...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Aimee Woda, Kristin Haglund, RuthAnn Belknap, Elizabeth Cleek
The purpose of the current article is to describe the use of photovoice with individuals from vulnerable population groups. Ten African American men and women ages 66 to 72 with heart failure from three different low income public housing facilities were recruited for participation in a qualitative photovoice project. Participants were given 5 weeks to take photographs of images that represented facilitators of and barriers to engaging in self-care behaviors. Each week, participants met as a group to discuss the photographs and their meanings to other participants...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Michelle M Hilgeman, Constance R Uphold, Amber N Collins, Lori L Davis, Douglas P Olsen, Kathryn L Burgio, Classie A Gordon, Tranace N Coleman, Jamie DeCoster, Whitney Gay, Rebecca S Allen
Adults who complete an advance directive (AD) are not consistently offered information about the risks, benefits, or alternatives (RBA) of the life-sustaining medical procedures addressed on standardized forms. The current article describes a new patient-centered nurse-supported advance care planning (NSACP) intervention focused on providing information about RBA of life-sustaining procedures. Fifty participants (mean age = 50.26 years) at a Veterans Affairs medical center were randomized to the NSACP intervention or a comparison condition...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Jeanette M Daly, Howard K Butcher
Elder abuse occurs in all practice settings and presents in various forms. The purpose of the current evidence-based practice guideline is to facilitate health care professionals' assessment of older adults in domestic and institutional settings who are at risk for elder abuse, and to recommend interventions to reduce the incidence of mistreatment. Limited research has been conducted on interventions to prevent or reduce elder abuse. Research is available on the prevalence of elder abuse and indicators of individuals who may be more susceptible to harm...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Nicole J Brandt, Heather Cook
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a distressing respiratory disease that may greatly impact a patient's quality of life. Although many treatment options exist, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Guidelines outline management strategies based on severity of daily symptoms and exacerbations. Although it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of medication use, involvement of patients in their overall care plan is imperative to optimal outcomes. According to recent studies, the prevalence of COPD in older adults is increasing, along with the complexity of care due to comorbidities, drug interactions, and side effects...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Colleen Ryan, Pammie Ellem, Leeanne Heaton, Jennifer Mulvogue, Marina Cousins, Linda De George-Walker
Current international research suggests universities providing nursing education should focus on shifting students' attitudes towards valuing clinical learning derived from aged care settings, offering support and education for aged care facility staff supervising nursing students' learning in the aged care setting, and encouraging nursing graduates to consider pursuing careers in gerontology nursing. Against this international backdrop, one Australian School of Nursing designed a structured clinical learning experience to offer final year nursing students an opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of the complexities of the role of the gerontology registered nurse...
June 15, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
Sarah H Kagan
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June 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
Kalisha Bonds, Karen S Lyons
Dementia is a predominant problem in older adults, affecting African American individuals at higher rates than other ethnic groups; yet, African American older adults use fewer formal services. To identify factors influencing formal service use by African American individuals with dementia and their caregivers, an integrative review of the literature was performed using four databases from 1990 to July 2017. Fourteen articles (nine quantitative, five qualitative) describing formal service use were included in the review...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Meihua Ji, Susan M Sereika, Jeffrey M Rohay, Judith A Erlen
Limited research exists assessing problem-solving capabilities among caregivers of individuals with memory loss using a validated instrument. To address this gap, the current study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Problem Solving Inventory (PSI) using data at baseline and 8 weeks from a randomized controlled trial among caregivers (N = 78) of community-dwelling individuals with memory loss. Participants were mainly White (85.9%), female (71.8%), and on average age 66.5. Cronbach's alphas ranged from 0...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Vanessa da Silva Antonio Coimbra, Rose Mary Costa Rosa Andrade Silva, Fabiana Lopes Joaquim, Eliane Ramos Pereira
OBJECTIVE: To analyze Brazilian scientific productions from the last 11 years which show the contributions of nursing to elderly people in long-term care facilities. METHOD: This is an integrative literature review. The search took place in the Virtual Health Library (VHL) in the BDENF and LILACS databases and the SCIELO virtual library, between June and October 2016, using the keyword long-term care facility and the descriptors nursing and geriatrics. RESULTS: Eleven studies were selected, published 2005 and 2016, with various methodological approaches that enabled discussion of the proposed objective...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Ruth Kleinpell, Michelle L Cook, Diane L Padden
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data from national surveys on the practice of nurse practitioners (NPs) provides valuable information on aspects of practice, demographic characteristics of providers and patients, plans for continued employment, and role satisfaction. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has been conducting the AANP Sample Survey since 1988. METHODS: The most recent AANP Sample Survey was conducted in 2016 with a random stratified survey of 40,000 NPs...
March 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Amelie Altenbuchner, Sonja Haug, Rainer Kretschmer, Karsten Weber
BACKGROUND: This preparatory study accelerates an implementation of individualized monitoring and feedback of physical motion using conventional motion trackers in the rehabilitation process of geriatric trauma patients. Regaining mobility is accompanied with improved quality of life in persons of very advanced age recovering from fragility fractures. OBJECTIVES: Quantitative survey of regaining physical mobility provides recommendations for action on how to use motion trackers effectively in a clinical geriatric setting...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Lisa Schaeg Merritt, Allison N Brauch, Annah K Bender, Daria Kochuk
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this pilot study was to develop and implement a Web-based, e-Visit simulation experience for nurse practitioner students and evaluate student satisfaction and perceived learning. METHOD: The convenience sample consisted of 26 senior-level Master of Science in Nursing students in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner programs. A Likert survey was used for evaluation that measured items from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree)...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Education
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