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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321942/preventing-stress-related-ill-health-among-newly-registered-nurses-by-supporting-engagement-in-proactive-behaviors-development-and-feasibility-testing-of-a-behavior-change-intervention
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Elin Frögéli, Ann Rudman, Brjánn Ljótsson, Petter Gustavsson
Background: Transitioning into a new professional role is a stressful experience with consequences for mental and physical health, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and turnover. New registered nurses seem to be at particular risk of developing stress-related ill health during their first years in the profession. Previous research indicates that engagement in proactive behaviors may reduce this risk. Methods: With the work presented in this paper, we aimed to test the feasibility of conducting an evaluation of the effect of a behavior change intervention to prevent stress-related ill health among new registered nurses by supporting their engagement in proactive behaviors...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319647/transition-to-critical-care-practice-within-an-academic-service-partnership-a-case-report-of-the-first-3-years-of-clinical-immersion-in-trauma-burn-and-neuroscience-critical-care
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Esther Bay, Andrea Sherzer, Emily Darnbrook
In response to regulators of nursing education and the Institute of Medicine, an academic-service partnership was formed between a research-intensive school of nursing and a tertiary health care facility. In that partnership, clinical experiences occurred mostly within 1 organization. This case report showcases the development, implementation, and revisions within our capstone immersion course, designed to ease the new graduates' transition into practice, including transitions to critical care nursing. Herein, we highlight our successes and challenges of implementing the clinical component within 2 critical care units focused on trauma and neurosurgical care of complex patients...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314363/experiences-of-registered-nurses-from-a-refugee-background-a-scoping-review
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Harrison Ng Chok, Judy Mannix, Cathy Dickson, Lesley Wilkes
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This scoping review presents an exploration of international literature on the factors that impact refugees' personal and professional experiences during their journey to being registered nurses (RNs) in a new host country. BACKGROUND: Governments of host countries receiving refugees seek to develop strategies that facilitate the successful resettlement, employment and enculturation of refugees that arrive as skilled professionals. The scarcity of studies focussing on issues faced by refugees that are RNs or those pursuing nursing registration and employment in a new host country...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314328/nurse-to-nurse-shift-handoffs-on-medical-surgical-units-a-process-within-the-flow-of-nursing-care
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Katherine M Ernst, Sara A McComb, Cathaleen Ley
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to qualitatively investigate the medical-surgical nurse shift handoff as a process within the workflow of the exchanging nurses. Specifically, this study sought to identify the ideal handoff, ways the handoff deviated from ideal, and subsequent effect on nursing care. BACKGROUND: The functions as well as information content of the handoff have been studied. However, typical studies look at the handoff as an isolated activity utilizing nurse perceptions as the primary measure of quality...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306921/building-a-high-quality-oncology-nursing-workforce-through-lifelong-learning-the-de-souza-model
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Mary Jane Esplen, Jiahui Wong, Esther Green, Joy Richards, Jane Li
AbstractCancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Along with increased new cases, cancer care has become increasingly complex due to advances in diagnostics and treatments, greater survival, and new models of palliative care. Nurses are a critical resource for cancer patients and their families. Their roles and responsibilities are expanding across the cancer care continuum, calling for specialized training and support. Formal education prepares nurses for entry level of practice, however, it does not provide the specialized competencies required for quality care of cancer patients...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298224/using-the-magnet%C3%A2-criteria-to-document-new-graduate-nurses-transition-to-practice
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Sheryl Cosme, Carey Yarbrough, Morgan O'Brien, Kathy Chappell
Nursing professional development practitioners are partners in practice transitions for new graduate nurses. Organizations seeking Magnet® designation need to demonstrate how new graduate nurses transition in the written documentation submitted to the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This article explores current strategies used by Magnet®-designated organizations and connects the strategies to the six new elements of the new 2019 Magnet® criterion, Structural Empowerment 9.
January 2018: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298196/a-resource-guide-to-improve-nursing-care-and-transition-to-self-care-for-patients-with-ostomies
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Linda Berti-Hearn, Brenda Elliott
Clinical management of patients with an ostomy can be complex and stressful. With only 10% of Wound Ostomy Incontinence Nurses working in home health, home healthcare nurses need to be knowledgeable about care of patients with new ostomies. This article provides an overview of the resources available to guide nurses caring for ostomy patients. In addition, resources nurses can share with patients as they transition into the community are provided.
January 2018: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288642/improving-staff-communication-and-transitions-of-care-between-obstetric-triage-and-labor-and-delivery
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Kathleen O'Rourke, Joseph Teel, Erika Nicholls, Daniel D Lee, Alyssa Covelli Colwill, Sindhu K Srinivas
OBJECTIVE: To improve staff perception of the quality of the patient admission process from obstetric triage to the labor and delivery unit through standardization. DESIGN: Preassessment and postassessment online surveys. SETTING: A 13-bed labor and delivery unit in a quaternary care, Magnet Recognition Program, academic medical center in Pennsylvania. PARTICIPANTS: Preintervention (n = 100), postintervention (n = 52), and 6-month follow-up survey respondents (n = 75) represented secretaries, registered nurses, surgical technicians, certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, maternal-fetal medicine fellows, anesthesiologists, and obstetric and family medicine attending and resident physicians from triage and labor and delivery units...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284273/a-double-whammy-new-baccalaureate-registered-nurses-transitions-into-rural-acute-care
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Jean Smith, Virginia Vandall-Walker
INTRODUCTION: Transitioning into the Canadian rural acute care environment can be challenging for new RNs, and so retention is of concern. Currently, few seasoned registered nurses (RNs) are available to support new RNs during transition because (a) the Canadian RN workforce countrywide is aging and significant numbers are retiring, and (b) the number of Canadian RNs working rurally has plummeted in the past 10 years. Investigations into the phenomenon of new RNs\' transitions into the workforce have been conducted, but little is known about this phenomenon as it relates to Canadian rural acute care hospitals...
December 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258524/using-an-intervention-mapping-approach-to-develop-a-discharge-protocol-for-intensive-care-patients
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Margo van Mol, Marjan Nijkamp, Christine Markham, Erwin Ista
BACKGROUND: Admission into an intensive care unit (ICU) may result in long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences for patients and their relatives. The care of the critically ill patient does not end upon ICU discharge; therefore, integrated and ongoing care during and after transition to the follow-up ward is pivotal. This study described the development of an intervention that responds to this need. METHODS: Intervention Mapping (IM), a six-step theory- and evidence-based approach, was used to guide intervention development...
December 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230903/nurse-manager-succession-planning-a-cost-benefit-analysis
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Tracy Phillips, Jennifer L Evans, Stephanie Tooley, Maria R Shirey
AIM: This commentary presents a cost-benefit analysis to advocate for the use of succession planning to mitigate the problems ensuing from nurse manager turnover. BACKGROUND: An estimated 75% of nurse managers will leave the workforce by 2020. Many benefits are associated with proactively identifying and developing internal candidates. Fewer than 7% of health care organisations have implemented formal leadership succession planning programmes. EVALUATION: A cost-benefit analysis of a formal succession-planning programme from one hospital illustrates the benefits of the programme in their organisation and can be replicated easily...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228876/crossing-professional-cultures-a-qualitative-study-of-nurses-working-in-a-medical-school
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Eileen McKinlay, Peter Gallagher, Bernadette Jones, Lindsay Macdonald, Christine Barthow
BACKGROUND: Leaving the nursing workforce is often seen as a loss to the profession. However some nurses maintain a current nursing registration and work outside their disciplinary field within university schools of medicine. Little is known about the nature of their work and why they choose to work in this setting. AIM: To explore and describe the experiences of nurses who work in a medical school. DESIGN: Qualitative descriptive informed by autoethnography...
December 11, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200089/designing-a-new-model-for-clinical-education-an-innovative-approach
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Kathryn Shaffer, Beth Ann Swan, Mary Bouchaud
To keep pace with the ever-changing health care delivery system, it is important to transform the way future nurses are educated, both in classroom and in clinical settings, to care for people along the life and care continuum, not only in acute-care settings. The purpose of this article is to describe a new approach to educating baccalaureate nursing students using immersion practicums that expose students to population health, transitions of care, care coordination, and the multiple roles a nurse engages in along the continuum...
December 1, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195211/supporting-those-who-work-and-learn-a-phenomenological-research-study
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Claire Thurgate
AIM: With a shift in the United Kingdom's National Health Service to organisational learning and the local introduction of the Assistant Practitioner role to support the nursing workforce there was a broad need to understand the lived experiences of those who work and learn. METHOD: Hermeneutic phenomenology was the chosen methodology. A purposive sample of eight trainee assistant practitioners, four matrons, seven mentors and the practice development nurse participated in conversational interviews at intermittent points in the journey...
November 15, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193513/formalizing-the-precepting-process-a-concept-analysis-of-preceptorship
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Amanda E Ward, Sara McComb
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aims of this concept analysis are to elucidate the terminology associated with preceptorships, articulate an operational description of preceptorship that may be useful in formalizing the precepting process, and provide guidance for constructing a clinical environment where precepting can thrive. BACKGROUND: Precepting facilitates the transition of nurses into new roles. Precepting may improve patient outcomes and safety, as well as enhance nursing satisfaction...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190213/the-transition-from-military-nurse-to-nurse-faculty-a-descriptive-study
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Katie A Chargualaf, Brenda Elliott, Barbara Patterson
Aim The aim of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe the transition from military nurse to nurse faculty. Background There is a global shortage of qualified nurse faculty. Recruitment of retiring or separating military nurses is a viable solution. Methods Content and thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews of former military nurses (N=13) was undertaken. Results The transition from military nurse to nurse faculty includes acknowledgment of the reality of academic culture, appreciation of the journey to bridge the gap, and culmination of a new identity...
November 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183251/promoting-postpartum-mental-health-in-fathers-recommendations-for-nurse-practitioners
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Sheena V Kumar, John L Oliffe, Mary T Kelly
The transition to fatherhood can challenge the mental health of first-time fathers and heighten their risk for postpartum depression (PPD). Paternal PPD not only affects the individual, but relationships with partners and children as well. This scoping review explores paternal PPD, highlighting the factors for and impacts of paternal PPD, the experiences of first-time fathers during the postnatal period, including their knowledge gaps and learning preferences. Drawing on the scoping review findings, recommendations are made for postnatal programs to improve the inclusion of new fathers amid describing how nurse practitioners can promote men's mental health in the postpartum period...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177522/nurses-role-in-managing-the-fit-of-older-adults-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
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Jacqueline Jones, Emily Lawrence, Amy Ladebue, Chelsea Leonard, Roman Ayele, Robert E Burke
Post-acute care for older adults often involves transfer to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) following hospital discharge. This transition is often poorly coordinated and leaves older adults at risk for poor health outcomes, but new payment models offer opportunities to align improved care practices with payments. There is a dearth of evidence regarding the role of nursing and its potential to improve hospital to SNF care transitions. Ninety-nine semi-structured interviews were conducted with clinicians, patients, and caregivers from three hospitals and three SNFs...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173512/from-home-to-home-mapping-the-caregiver-journey-in-the-transition-from-home-care-into-residential-care
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Taylor Hainstock, Denise Cloutier, Margaret Penning
Family caregivers play a pivotal role in supporting the functional independence and quality of life of older relatives, often taking on a wide variety of care-related activities over the course of their caregiving journey. These activities help family members to remain in the community and age-in-place for as long as possible. However, when needs exceed family capacities to provide care, the older family member may need to transition from one care environment to another (e.g., home care to nursing home care), or one level of care to another (from less intense to more intensive services)...
December 2017: Journal of Aging Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171077/louisa-may-alcott-and-hospital-sketches-an-innovative-approach-to-gender-and-nursing-professionalization
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Ana Choperena Armendáriz, Julie Fairman
AIM: To show the development of an emerging nursing profession through the eyes of Louisa May Alcott and Hospital Sketches. BACKGROUND: In Hospital Sketches, Louisa May Alcott recounts her experiences when she worked as a nurse of injured soldiers during the American Civil War, in an autobiographically and masked-referential way, which allows her to negotiate between transgression and convention. Unlike other reviews, in this paper the relevance of nursing remains highlighted...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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