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Traveling nursing

Tara Lally
In my final year of learning disability nursing at Queen's University Belfast, I travelled to Romania with a team of nursing students for our 4-week elective placement.
September 14, 2016: Nursing Standard
Ilgin Acar, Steven E Butt
Balancing workload among nurses on a hospital unit is important for the satisfaction and safety of nurses and patients. To balance nurse workloads, direct patient care activities, indirect patient care activities, and non-patient care activities that occur throughout a shift must be considered. The layout of a hospital unit and the location of a nurse's assigned patients relative to other resources on the unit are also important factors in achieving workload balance. In most hospitals, a unit charge nurse is responsible for the shift assignment of patients to nurses based on experience and past practices...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Joan Garvan
BACKGROUND: Changes to gendered norms have been the single most significant development in the second part of the twentieth century; practices within families have mirrored these changes. Many, however, are falling by the wayside after the birth of an infant, with high rates of marital breakdown, high rates of anxiety and depression, and significant issues related to identity. OBJECTIVES/AIMS: The aim of this research was to gauge how a sample of Australian women were travelling through the Transition to Parenthood, particularly in terms of their relationships; sharing the care and housework; their life course; and their sense of self...
October 14, 2016: Contemporary Nurse
Johis Ortega, Emma McKim Mitchell, Nilda Peragallo
Most articles on nursing student study abroad experiences are one-sided case studies focusing on students and faculty from developed countries who travel to less developed countries. This article presents the perspectives of students from theUnited States, Chile, Mexico, and Taiwan, both sides of the international exchange experience. Students described the real-world, hands-on experience of immersion in a different health system and professional culture as transformational and having a significant impact on their nursing career goals...
July 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Paola Friedrich, Catherine G Lam, Geetinder Kaur, Elena Itriago, Raul C Ribeiro, Ramandeep S Arora
BACKGROUND: Understanding and addressing treatment abandonment (TxA) is crucial for bridging the pediatric cancer survival gap between high-income (HIC) and low-and middle-income countries (LMC). In childhood cancer, TxA is defined as failure to start or complete curative cancer therapy and known to be a complex phenomenon. With rising interest on causes and consequences of TxA in LMC, this study aimed to establish the lay-of-the-land regarding determinants of TxA globally, perform and promote comparative research, and raise awareness on this subject...
2016: PloS One
Annette M Johansson, Inger Lindberg, Siv Söderberg
BACKGROUND: Patients living in rural areas often need to travel long distances for access to specialist care. To increase access to specialist care, video consultation between patients in primary healthcare and specialist care has been used. In order for this new method to be developed and used to the fullest, it is important to understand healthcare personnel's experiences with this intervention. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe healthcare personnel's experiences using video consultation in their work in primary healthcare...
September 19, 2016: Primary Health Care Research & Development
Rachel A Laws, Eloise-Kate V Litterbach, Elizabeth A Denney-Wilson, Catherine G Russell, Sarah Taki, Kok-Leong Ong, Rosalind M Elliott, Sharyn J Lymer, Karen J Campbell
BACKGROUND: Mobile health (mHealth) programs hold great promise for increasing the reach of public health interventions. However, mHealth is a relatively new field of research, presenting unique challenges for researchers. A key challenge is understanding the relative effectiveness and cost of various methods of recruitment to mHealth programs. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to (1) compare the effectiveness of various methods of recruitment to an mHealth intervention targeting healthy infant feeding practices, and (2) explore factors influencing practitioner referral to the intervention...
2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
Hendrika J Maltby, Joy M de Vries-Erich, Karen Lund
AIM: To understand the experience of American nursing students who complete a study abroad trip to a low-income country, Bangladesh, versus a high-income country, the Netherlands in the development of cultural consciousness. METHODS: Hermeneutic (interpretive) phenomenology was used to explore the journals of 44 students' experiences and reflections. RESULTS: The comprehensive understanding of the naïve and structural analysis revealed that, no matter where these students travelled, they increased their cultural consciousness...
October 2016: Nurse Education Today
Philipp J Bless, Joan Muela Ribera, Claudia Schmutz, Andreas Zeller, Daniel Mäusezahl
Acute gastroenteritis (AG) is frequently caused by infectious intestinal diseases (IID) including food- and waterborne pathogens of public health importance. Among these pathogens, Campylobacter spp. plays a major role. Many European countries monitor selected IIDs within disease surveillance systems. In Switzerland, the information on IIDs is restricted to limited surveillance data, while no data is available for AG. We conducted a qualitative study among Swiss general practitioners (GPs) to investigate the case management of AG and campylobacteriosis patients, the associated disease burden and the determinants leading to registration in the National Notification System for Infectious Diseases (NNSID)...
2016: PloS One
Khalid M Almutairi, Abdulaziz Alhomaidi Alodhayani, Mahaman Moussa, Ahmad E Aboshaiqah, Regie B Tumala, Jason M Vinluan
INTRODUCTION: As medical professionals on the front lines in the outbreaks of infectious disease like Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), healthcare providers must have sufficient knowledge, skills, and best practices to protect themselves and the public from the disease. The purpose of this study is to identify the level of awareness, attitudes and practices among healthcare workers in relation to precautionary measures to EVD. METHODOLOGY: A total of 177 physicians and 545 nurses participated in a descriptive cross-sectional study from a tertiary government hospital in Saudi Arabia...
2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
Ursel Heudorf, Sabine Albert-Braun, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld, Franz-Ulrich Birne, Jörg Schulze, Klaus Strobel, Knut Petscheleit, Volkhard A J Kempf, Christian Brandt
INTRODUCTION: The refugee crisis is a great challenge to the social and healthcare system in European countries, especially in Germany. An abundance of data has been published on the refugees' health problems (infections as well as physical diseases and psychiatric problems) and their prevention (i.e., sanitary and vaccination programs). However, data on prevalences of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) in refugees are scarce, although it is known that most refugees are from or travelled through countries with high prevalences of MDRO...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
Jason Hancock, Justin Matthews, Obioha C Ukoumunne, Iain Lang, David Somerfield, James Wenman, Chris Dickens
Emergency ambulance calls represent one of the routes of emergency hospital admissions from care homes. We aimed to describe the pattern of ambulance call rates from care homes and identify factors predicting those homes calling for an ambulance most frequently. We obtained data from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust on 3138 ambulance calls relating to people aged 65 and over from care homes in the Torbay region between 1 April 2012 and 31 July 2013. We supplemented this with data from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website on home characteristics and outcomes of CQC inspections...
August 31, 2016: Health & Social Care in the Community
Bonnie Rogers, William B Bunn, Bradley A Connor
The fields of travel and international medicine are rapidly changing and growing. The role of occupational and travel health nurses is expanding and should be a focus for the future. At the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual meeting on March 24, 2015, in Boston, five presentations were included in the session, An Update on Travel Vaccines and Issues in Travel and International Medicine. This article summarizes three of the presentations and includes a portion of the information generated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) included in the fourth presentation...
August 23, 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
Veronica Chorro-Mari, Nanna Christiansen
AIM: Due to national changes to the commissioning process of high cost nebulisers (HCN) for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients, CF centres have to repatriate the prescribing of the HCN to the tertiary care centres.1 The following nebulisers will no longer be prescribed by primary care: Cayston® (Aztreonam); Colomycin®, Pomixin®, Clobreathe® (Colistimethate); Pulmozyme® (Dornase alfa); Tobi®, Tobi Podhaler ®, Bramitob® (Tobramycin).This abstract explains how the Royal London Hospital (RLH) Paediatric Pharmacy recruited over 100 paediatric (CF) patients smoothly within a period of 4 months and set up a homecare system to avoid patients and families having to travel large distances to obtain their medication...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Lisa K Marriott, Adam C Lipus, Laurie Choate, Jamie Smith, Leigh Coppola, William E Cameron, Jackilen Shannon
Engaging community members in research can help cultivate effective partnerships while providing experiential training and continuing education opportunities. Several studies have involved communities in this way, though many have been small in the scale of community involvement or have included little detail of the institutional review board process by which community members became approved researchers in the study. This article presents findings on an evaluation of the training procedures and experiences of 703 first-time community-based volunteer researchers who were recruited in their communities and trained on-site to enroll research participants, collect data, and provide individualized consultation of results at travelling health education and research fairs...
December 2015: Pedagogy in Health Promotion
V Heaslip, S Hean, J Parker
AIM: To present a new etemic model of vulnerability. BACKGROUND: Despite vulnerability being identified as a core consequence of health and health experiences there has been little research exploring the meaning of vulnerability as a concept. Yet being vulnerable is known to have dire physical/mental health consequences. It is therefore a fundamental issue for nurses to address. To date, the meaning of the term vulnerability has been influenced by the work of Spiers (2000, 2005)...
August 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Alexander Morgan Capron, Elmi Muller, Gilad Erlich, Manoj John, Ric Esther Bienstock, Mark McCarren, Robin Palmer, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Dina Siegel, Jordan Yankov
To help combat trafficking in human beings for organ removal (THBOR), transplant professionals need to do more than carry out careful, multidisciplinary screening of potential living donors; they also need to communicate and collaborate with law enforcement professionals. This will involve transplant professionals educating investigators and prosecutors about transplant practices and in turn learning about THBOR and how it is prosecuted. Cases of illegal organ transplantation need to be detected at different levels...
February 2016: Transplantation Direct
Pauline Calleja, Leanne Aitken, Marie Cooke
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To understand: (1) staff perceptions of best practice for information transfer for multitrauma patients on discharge from the emergency department; (2) what information should be conveyed at transfer and (3) how information is transferred. BACKGROUND: Information transfer for multitrauma patients is an integral factor for continuity of care, safety, quality assurance and patient outcomes; however, this has not been the focus of previous studies...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Ginger Sullivan, Beverley O'Brien, Prudence Mwini-Nyaledzigbor
OBJECTIVE: we explored how women in northern Ghana who have or have had obstetric fistula and those close to them perceive support. DESIGN: focused ethnography, that includes in-depth interviews, participant observation, and scrutiny of relevant records. SETTING: a fistula treatment centre in a regional urban centre and three remote villages located in northern Ghana. PARTICIPANTS: the sources of data included in-depth interview (n=14), non-participant observation and interaction, as well as scrutiny of relevant health records and documents...
September 2016: Midwifery
Jennan A Phillips, Anavernyel Neyland
Zika virus (ZIKV) infections are the latest global public health emergency. Occupational health nurses can protect society by educating workers, women of childbearing age, and others traveling in ZIKV-infected areas about prevention strategies.
August 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
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