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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045609/stakeholder-perspectives-on-the-optimizing-patient-transfers-impacting-medical-quality-and-improving-symptoms-transforming-institutional-care-optimistic-project
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Mary Ersek, Susan E Hickman, Anne C Thomas, Brittany Bernard, Kathleen T Unroe, Suzanne Meeks
Background and Objectives: The need to reduce burdensome and costly hospitalizations of frail nursing home residents is well documented. The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) project achieved this reduction through a multicomponent collaborative care model. We conducted an implementation-focused project evaluation to describe stakeholders' perspectives on (a) the most and least effective components of the intervention; (b) barriers to implementation; and (c) program features that promoted its adoption...
October 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034702/taking-a-comprehensive-health-history-learning-through-practice-and-reflection
#2
Shirley Ingram
Taking a comprehensive health history is a core competency of the advanced nursing role. The purpose of the health history is to source important and intimate knowledge about the patient and allow the nurse and patient to establish a therapeutic relationship. Reflective practice, a core value of nursing in Ireland, means learning from experience. This article demonstrates how a recorded comprehensive health history simulation, coupled with reflection, provided insight into an advanced nurse practitioner's history-taking skills, thereby enhancing clinical practice...
October 12, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993304/barriers-and-facilitators-to-integration-of-physician-associates-into-the-general-practice-workforce-a-grounded-theory-approach
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Ben Jackson, Michelle Marshall, Susie Schofield
BACKGROUND: Physician associates (PAs) are described as one solution to workforce capacity in primary care in the UK. Despite new investment in the role, how effective this will be in addressing unmet primary care needs is unclear. AIM: To investigate the barriers and facilitators to the integration of PAs into the general practice workforce. DESIGN AND SETTING: A modified grounded theory study in a region unfamiliar with the PA role. METHOD: No a priori themes were assumed...
October 9, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988561/discussing-advance-care-planning-insights-from-older-people-living-in-nursing-homes-and-from-family-members
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Francesca Ingravallo, Veronica Mignani, Elena Mariani, Giovanni Ottoboni, Marie Christine Melon, Rabih Chattat
BACKGROUND: Evidence concerning when and in which manner older people living in nursing homes (NHs) would prefer to discuss advance care planning (ACP) is still scarce. This study explored the attitudes of NH residents and family members toward ACP and their opinions as to the right time to broach the subject, the manner in which it should be approached, and the content of ACP. METHODS: This was a qualitative study using face-to-face interviews with 30 residents (age range 66-94), and 10 family members from 4 Italian NHs...
October 9, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983952/general-and-professional-values-of-student-nurses-and-nurse-educators
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Olga Riklikiene, Laima Karosas, Snieguole Kaseliene
AIM: To explore and compare the self-reported general and professional values in undergraduate student nurses and nurse educators in Lithuania. BACKGROUND: Contemporary nursing requires strong moral motivation and clear values as nurses confront many ethical dilemas in their practice. Students acquire essential values of the nursing profession through the appropriate role modeling of their educators. Nursing students seek to become capable in providing ethical and professional patient care while their educators attempt to model desired behaviors...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966959/importance-of-glycemic-control-in-cancer-patients-with-diabetes-treatment-through-end-of-life
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REVIEW
Denise Soltow Hershey
Cancer patients with diabetes are at increased risk for developing infections, being hospitalized, and requiring chemotherapy reductions or stoppages. While it has been hypothesized that glycemic control increases the risk for these adverse events, few studies have explored this hypothesis. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of glycemic control in patients with diabetes and cancer during treatment through end of life. Glycemic control was found to play a role; the overall level of health-related quality of life experienced by patients with cancer and diabetes, level of symptom severity experienced and can impact the overall survival of the individual...
October 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966197/reducing-risks-associated-with-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-strategies-for-clinical-practice
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Elizabeth Andersson Mattox
Negative-pressure wound therapy represents a relatively new strategy for wound management. Significant, life-threatening complications (bleeding, infection, and retained dressing material) have been associated with negative-pressure wound therapy. As a result, the Food and Drug Administration published several warnings to negative-pressure wound therapy users and recommended that clinicians ordering, managing, and/or monitoring negative-pressure wound therapy be aware of the potential complications and be prepared to take prompt action to reduce patients' risk for harm...
October 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957967/introduction-of-the-nurse-endoscopist-role-in-one-australian-health-service
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Nerissa Duncan, Deanne Bonney, Catherine Au, Cheyne Chalmers, Paul N Bennett
In Australia, nurses performing endoscopic procedures is a recent phenomenon and is uncommon. Challenges include gastroenterologist and patient acceptance of the nurse endoscopist role. This article aims to explore Monash Health's experience with the introduction of a nurse endoscopist. A nurse endoscopist trainee undertook a comprehensive training program under the supervision of a gastroenterologist. All procedural data were collected, organizational policy and procedures were developed, and patients (n = 40) completed a telephone interview postprocedure...
September 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947117/making-a-measurable-difference-in-advanced-huntington-disease-care
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Carol Brown Moskowitz, Ashwini K Rao
Neurologists' role in the care of people with advanced Huntington disease (HD) (total functional capacity <7), often limited by a lack of clinical research to support good practice, includes the following: (1) provide comprehensive health records to an interdisciplinary care staff before admission to a more intense care setting (home health services, day program, assisted living, group home, long-term skilled nursing facility, palliative care); (2) consult with and refer to rehabilitation (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology), behavioral and psychiatric professionals for problem-solving strategies, which must be reviewed with direct care staff before implementation; (3) encourage and support qualitative and quantitative interdisciplinary research studies, and randomized controlled studies of nonpharmacologic interventions; and (4) assist in the development of meaningful measures to further document what works to provide a good quality of life for the patient and family and a comfortable thoughtful approach to a good death...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940674/the-built-environment-and-older-adults-a-literature-review-and-an-applied-approach-to-engaging-older-adults-in-built-environment-improvements-for-health
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Anthony G Tuckett, Ann W Banchoff, Sandra J Winter, Abby C King
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper presents a review of the literature about the built environment as it impacts the health of older people. It then introduces the gerontological nurse and researcher to the Our Voice framework for engaging older people as citizen scientists in order to empower them as agents of change in improving their local built environment and ultimately advancing community health. BACKGROUND: Community-level strategies to promote successful ageing in place are critical both to optimising health outcomes and containing healthcare costs...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923443/-leg-ulcer-ankle-brachial-pressure-index-and-the-role-of-the-nurse
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REVIEW
Maria Consolación Cano Sanchez
The measurement of the ankle-brachial pressure index is essential for the treatment of leg ulcers. In the framework of the imminent implementation of advanced practices in France, nurses specifically trained in wound care and healing could be authorised to take and interpret this measurement. Venous compression techniques could therefore be adapted more precisely to the needs of the patients.
September 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893270/the-impact-of-the-advanced-practice-nursing-role-on-quality-of-care-clinical-outcomes-patient-satisfaction-and-cost-in-the-emergency-and-critical-care-settings-a-systematic-review
#12
REVIEW
Brigitte Fong Yeong Woo, Jasmine Xin Yu Lee, Wilson Wai San Tam
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic illness and multimorbidity rises with population aging, thereby increasing the acuity of care. Consequently, the demand for emergency and critical care services has increased. However, the forecasted requirements for physicians have shown a continued shortage. Among efforts underway to search for innovations to strengthen the workforce, there is a heightened interest to have nurses in advanced practice participate in patient care at a great extent...
September 11, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876335/factors-associated-with-the-practice-of-nursing-staff-sharing-information-about-patients-nutritional-status-with-their-colleagues-in-hospitals
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Y Kawasaki, Y Tamaura, R Akamatsu, M Sakai, K Fujiwara
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Nursing staff have an important role in patients' nutritional care. The aim of this study was to demonstrate how the practice of sharing a patient's nutritional status with colleagues was affected by the nursing staff's attitude, knowledge and their priority to provide nutritional care. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The participants were 492 nursing staff. We obtained participants' demographic data, the practice of sharing patients' nutritional information and information about participants' knowledge, attitude and priority of providing nutritional care by the questionnaire...
September 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864804/exploring-current-and-future-roles-of-non-dental-professionals-implications-for-dental-hygiene-education
#14
Hannah L Maxey, Christine Farrell, Anne Gwozdek
The health care system is undergoing transformation in which oral health is not only valued as an aspect of overall health, but health care delivery systems are aligning to better deliver total patient care. As a result of this transformation, education for many non-dental professionals incorporates oral health content to prepare them to practice in comprehensive delivery models. While some non-dental professionals already incorporate oral health care in their service, many opportunities exist for expansion of oral health care delivery by other non-dental professionals, including radiologic technicians, nursing staff, and human services professionals...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863055/the-last-state-to-grant-nurse-practitioners-dea-licensure-an-education-improvement-initiative-on-the-florida-prescription-drug-monitoring-program
#15
Joni R Kellams, John P Maye
Nurse practitioners (NPs) now have prescriptive authority for controlled substances in all 50 states in the United States. Florida, the last state to grant NPs DEA licensure, has been wrought with prescription diversion practices for a number of years as pill mills, doctor shopping, and overprescribing proliferated. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) help curb drug diversion activity and play a key role in reducing the abuse of controlled substances. The primary objective of this education improvement initiative was to increase knowledge of actively licensed NPs in the state of Florida regarding the state's PDMP...
July 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858997/virtually-integrated-care-a-new-paradigm-in-patient-care-delivery
#16
Shannon Denney, Elizabeth Miller Evans
Current trends, including an aging population; the impact of the Affordable Care Act; increased complexity and acuity of patient needs; shorter hospital stays; and higher patient expectations have resulted in a significant demand for reconfiguration of the bedside nursing model. The health care system is further complicated by a shortage of highly trained nurses, challenging financial incentive models, and inefficient traditional staffing models. These challenges have increased the urgency for designing a more efficient, cost-effective care delivery model...
October 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853653/exploring-the-development-and-identity-of-advanced-practice-nursing-in-the-uk
#17
Barry Hill
The development of advanced nurse practice in the UK has been slow compared to some parts of the world. This article explores the history of advanced level nursing, the drivers for advanced nurse practice in the context of contemporary nursing and clinical leadership, the identity of advanced practice nursing roles, and the importance of advanced nurse practice in the UK.
August 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841757/the-influence-of-nurses-demographics-on-patient-participation-in-hospitals-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Simon Malfait, Kristof Eeckloo, Ann Van Hecke
BACKGROUND: Patient participation is an important issue in contemporary healthcare as it improves quality of care and enhances positive health outcomes. The participation of patients is mainly initiated by the nurses' willingness to share their power and responsibility, but knowledge on nurses' demographic characteristics influencing this behavior is nonexistent. This knowledge is essential to understand and improve patient participation. AIM: To determine if nurses' demographic characteristics influence their willingness to engage in patient participation...
August 25, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836979/facilitators-and-barriers-of-change-toward-an-elder-friendly-surgical-environment-perspectives-of-clinician-stakeholder-groups
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Heather M Hanson, Lindsey Warkentin, Roxanne Wilson, Navtej Sandhu, Susan E Slaughter, Rachel G Khadaroo
BACKGROUND: Current acute care surgical practices do not focus on the unique needs of older adults. Adverse outcomes in older patients result from a complex interrelationship between baseline vulnerability and insults experienced during hospitalization. The purpose of this study is to assess the organizational readiness and the barriers and facilitators for the implementation of elder-friendly interventions in the acute care of unplanned abdominal surgery patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional mixed methods study included a convenience sample of clinician stakeholder groups...
August 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820522/results-of-an-oncology-clinical-trial-nurse-role-delineation-study
#20
Michelle A Purdom, Sandra Petersen, Barbara K Haas
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relevance of a five-dimensional model of clinical trial nursing practice in an oncology clinical trial nurse population. 
. DESIGN: Web-based cross-sectional survey.
. SETTING: Online via Qualtrics.
. SAMPLE: 167 oncology nurses throughout the United States, including 41 study coordinators, 35 direct care providers, and 91 dual-role nurses who provide direct patient care and trial coordination...
September 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
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