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Alejandro Iregui, Karen Ha, Katharine Meleney, David Landman, John Quale
Objectives: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are important nosocomial pathogens in many medical centres. Surveillance is needed to track trends and detect emergence of new carbapenemases. Methods: Single-patient isolates of Enterobacteriaceae were gathered from seven medical centres in New York City over a 3 month period in 2017. Susceptibility testing was performed and isolates were screened for selected carbapenemases. Additional isolates referred to our laboratory in 2018 were also tested...
August 10, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Neda Jamalimoghadam, Shahrzad Yektatalab, Marzieh Momennasab, Abbas Ebadi, Najaf Zare
BACKGROUND: The feeling of safety makes an important contribution to the sense of well-being and quality of care for hospitalized adolescents, who are at a higher risk of feeling unsafe. Feeling unsafe during hospitalization may have a negative impact on recovery. Nurses must be sensitive to the possibility that patients feel unsafe, even in the absence of obvious direct physical threat. PURPOSE: This study explores the experiences of hospitalized adolescents to obtain an understanding of psychological safety...
August 11, 2018: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
Jeanne Kiefner, Robin Cogan, Sharon M Conway
The July 2018 issue of the NASN School Nurse, featured the first in a series of articles exploring the history, examining the present, and visioning the future of our organization in celebration of NASN's 50th anniversary. Part 2 of our historical account reflects on the leadership of a new generation of clinicians, reviewing the major emphases and accomplishments of NASN presidents serving from 1993 to today.
September 2018: NASN School Nurse
Erin D Maughan, Kathleen H Johnson, Martha Dewey Bergren
The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is launching a new data initiative: National School Health Data Set: Every Student Counts! This article describes the vision of the initiative, as well as what school nurses can do to advance a data-driven school health culture. This is the first article in a data and school nursing series for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information on NASN's initiative and to learn how school nurses can join the data revolution, go to
September 2018: NASN School Nurse
Marie Louise Luttik, Wolter Paans
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August 2018: Journal of Family Nursing
Hugo Partsch
Aim Self-application of properly performed compression bandages is generally considered as problematic. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure the pressure of self-applied short stretch adjustable compression wrap compression systems (Juxta fit™) and to compare the results with the pressure achieved by bandaging other legs using the same material. Methods In the two training courses for nurses, specifically interested in leg ulcer treatment, the new bandage type of adjustable compression wrap was explained and workshops were organized, in which the interface pressure achieved by Juxta fit™ was measured...
August 12, 2018: Phlebology
Lina Nilsson, Cecilia Fagerström
BACKGROUND: This study focuses on a decision support system (DSS) for home healthcare and the implementation of it. AIM: To describe home healthcare nurses' experiences of the implementation and use of a new DSS, with a focus on how it influences decision making in everyday work practice. DESIGN: A qualitative research design. METHODS: Data was collected through three focus group interviews with six home healthcare nurses...
August 12, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Sheheryar Banuri, Damien de Walque, Philip Keefer, Ousmane Diadie Haidara, Paul Jacob Robyn, Maurice Ye
The quality of care is a crucial determinant of good health outcomes, but is difficult to measure. Survey vignettes are a standard approach to measuring medical knowledge among health care providers. Given that written vignettes or knowledge tests may be too removed from clinical practice, particularly where "learning by doing" may be an important form of training, we developed a new type of provider vignette. It uses videos presenting a patient visiting the clinic with maternal/early childhood symptoms...
July 27, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
Julia Köppen, Claudia B Maier, Reinhard Busse
BACKGROUND: Many European countries experience health workforce skill-mix changes due to population ageing, multimorbidity and medical technology. Yet, there is limited cross-country research in hospitals. METHODS: Cross-sectional, observational study on staff role changes and contributing factors in nine European countries. Survey of physicians, nurses and managers (n = 1524) in 112 hospitals treating patients with breast cancer or acute myocardial infarction...
July 26, 2018: Health Policy
Lingzhi Ni, Keke Li, Longfei Jiang, Jie Chen, Yanyan Chen, Xiaoman Li, Na Lin, Frank Thorn, Ruzhi Deng
PURPOSE: The purposes of the study were to analyze patient use and satisfaction with low vision aids (LVAs) at the Wenzhou Medical University Low Vision and Rehabilitation Center and to assess the promotion of visual rehabilitation services as a new responsibility for nurses in China. METHODS: Records of 178 patients with low vision (LV) from the Low Vision and Rehabilitation Center examined between October 2015 and October 2016 included basic patient information (e...
August 8, 2018: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Rachel C Heenan, Thomas Volkman, Simon Stokes, Shidan Tosif, Hamish Graham, Andrea Smith, David Tran, Georgia Paxton
AIM: To examine refugee health assessments in Syrian and Iraqi children in the context of changes to offshore immigration screening, updated Australian refugee health guidelines and the primary care refugee health model in Victoria. METHODS: This is a retrospective audit of Syrian and Iraqi children aged 0-17 years attending a specialist immigrant health service from January 2015 to September 2017. RESULTS: We saw 128 children (7 months-16 years, 64...
August 9, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Darrin Baines, Imandeep K Gahir, Afthab Hussain, Amir J Khan, Philip Schneider, Syed S Hasan, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Background: There is currently a need for high quality evaluations of new mobile health, telehealth, smart pump and monitoring technologies undertaken in a pharmacy-related setting. We aim to evaluate the use of these monitoring technologies performed in this setting. Methods: A systematic searching of English articles that examined the quality and the design of technologies conducted in pharmacy-related facilities was performed using the following databases: MEDLINE and Cumulative index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) to identify original studies examining the quality and the design of technologies and published in peer-reviewed journals...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Rhonda Lynne Wilson
Nurses should be mindful that prescribing and administering digital therapies comes with patient safety responsibilities. Due diligence is required by nurses to ensure that they are prescribing and administering digital therapies to ensure they are safe practitioners in this new health field. Nurses without requisite digital literacy and critiquing skills should consider what actions they need to undertake to up-skill, if it is required, to maintain their safe practice standards [Wilson, 2017. E Mental Health...
August 9, 2018: Contemporary Nurse
Nirmala Devi Arunasalam, Rob Burton
BACKGROUND: In recent years, many ASEAN countries, including Malaysia have embraced Transnational Higher Education (TNHE) post-registration top-up nursing degree programmes. These are bridging programmes that allow registered nurses to upgrade their diploma qualifications to a degree level. PURPOSE: To investigate the teaching and learning experiences of Malaysian nurses on Transnational Higher Education post-registration top-up degree programmes in Malaysia. DESIGN: Hermeneutic phenomenology and the ethnographic principle of cultural interpretation were used to explore the views of eighteen Malaysian nurses from two UK and one Australian TNHE universities (determined by convenience and snowball sampling methods) to ensure data saturation...
July 24, 2018: Nurse Education Today
Lina Behm, Eva Björkman, Gerd Ahlström
BACKGROUND: Older people with multi-morbidity are major users of healthcare and are often discharged from hospital with ongoing care needs. This care is frequently provided by informal caregivers and the time immediately after discharge is challenging for caregivers with new and/or additional tasks, resulting in anxiety and stress. AIM: This study aimed to describe mental health, with particular reference to anxiety and depression and reactions to caregiving, and to investigate any associations between the two, in next of kin of older people with multi-morbidity after hospitalisation...
August 9, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Nguyen Van Huy, Kyung-Sook Bang, Hoang Thi Ai Xuan, Cao Duc Thang, Nguyen Van Thanh, Le Thi Hoan, Sunghee H Tak, Soo-Young Yu, Jinseon Yi, Dinh Thai Son, Hoang Van Minh, Luu Ngoc Hoat
Community health workforce plays a vital role in providing primary health care services as per the needs of residents; however, few studies have examined how nurses work within commune health centers (CHCs). Using qualitative methods including interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders, this study explores the roles, activities, and competencies required of community nursing services in rural districts within Vietnam. Two primary roles were identified: CHC nursing and family nursing. For the latter, in addition to providing people with general health care and health communication, they were expected to also deliver psychological care...
August 9, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Maria Brenner, Claire Kidston, Carol Hilliard, Imelda Coyne, Jessica Eustace-Cook, Carmel Doyle, Thelma Begley, Michael J Barrett
Complex care in the arena of child health is a growing phenomenon. Although considerable research is taking place, there remains limited understanding and agreement on the concept of complex care needs (CCNs), with potential for ambiguity. We conducted a systematic concept analysis of the attributes, antecedents, and consequences of children's CCNs from a multidisciplinary perspective. Our data sources included PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and PsycINFO. Inclusion criteria included publications in peer-reviewed journals between January 1990 and December 2017, written in the English language...
August 8, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
C Holly A Andrilla, Davis G Patterson, Tessa E Moore, Cynthia Coulthard, Eric H Larson
The United States is experiencing an opioid use disorder epidemic. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act allows nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to obtain a Drug Enforcement Administration waiver to prescribe medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. This study projected the potential increase in MAT availability provided by NPs and PAs for rural patients. Using workforce and survey data, and state scope of practice regulations, the number of treatment slots that could be provided by NPs and PAs was estimated for rural areas...
August 9, 2018: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
Jessica Reszel, Dana Sidney, Wendy E Peterson, Elizabeth K Darling, Vicki Van Wagner, Bobbi Soderstrom, Judy Rogers, Erin Graves, Bushra Khan, Ann E Sprague
INTRODUCTION: In 2014, 2 freestanding, midwifery-led birth centers opened in Ontario, Canada. The purpose of this study was to qualitatively investigate the integration of the birth centers into the local, preexisting intrapartum systems from the perspective of health care providers and managerial staff. METHODS: Focus groups or interviews were conducted with health care providers (paramedics, midwives, nurses, physicians) and managerial staff who had experienced urgent and/or nonurgent maternal or newborn transports from a birth center to one of 4 hospitals in Ottawa or Toronto...
August 8, 2018: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Dirce Stein Backes, Bethânia Kraemer Haag, Janine Vasconcelos, Camila Biazus Dalcin, Marli Terezinha Stein Backes, Lurdes Lomba
OBJECTIVE: To report the insertion of the nursing students of the Franciscan University Center in the community through the project Adopting a Family, contributing to critical thinking within the Nursing academic production and its articulation to collective health. RESULTS: In the professors' evaluation, the activity represented an effective articulation and insertion of the university in the community; for the students, it allowed for spaces of construction, deconstruction and negotiation with the unknown and the uncertain; for the families, it enabled the feeling of being remembered and valued as human beings and citizens...
2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
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