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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910294/medication-management-in-the-older-adult-a-narrative-exploration
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Johnanna Hernandez
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the meaning nurse practitioners (NPs) ascribed to personal experiences providing care to older adults who take multiple medications to manage complex conditions. The study illuminated the NP experience in caring for the older adult while addressing the complexities of medication management through narrative stories in practice. METHODS: NPs self-identifying as caring for older adults were interviewed (N=15)...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906730/understanding-interrater-reliability-and-validity-of-risk-assessment-tools-used-to-predict-adverse-clinical-events
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Sandra L Siedlecki, Nancy M Albert
PURPOSE: This article will describe how to assess interrater reliability and validity of risk assessment tools, using easy-to-follow formulas, and to provide calculations that demonstrate principles discussed. DESCRIPTION: Clinical nurse specialists should be able to identify risk assessment tools that provide high-quality interrater reliability and the highest validity for predicting true events of importance to clinical settings. Making best practice recommendations for assessment tool use is critical to high-quality patient care and safe practices that impact patient outcomes and nursing resources...
January 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886627/facilitating-the-development-of-higher-order-thinking-skills-hots-of-novice-nursing-postgraduates-in-africa
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Lizeth Roets, Jeanette Maritz
BACKGROUND: International research in nursing education has shown to be deficient regarding both the quality of research produced and the building of disciplinary capacity. The CHENMA (Collaboration for Higher Education of Nurses and Midwives in Africa) project aimed to strengthen nursing and midwifery expertise in Africa. Sixteen French-speaking students of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) enrolled for a master's degree in nursing midwifery at a South African university in 2008...
November 12, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885343/qualitative-inquiry-into-challenges-experienced-by-registered-general-nurses-in-the-emergency-department-a-study-of-selected-hospitals-in-the-volta-region-of-ghana
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Confidence Alorse Atakro, Jerry Paul Ninnoni, Peter Adatara, Janet Gross, Michael Agbavor
Registered General Nurses (RGNs) play crucial roles in emergency departments (EDs). EDs in Ghana are primarily staffed by RGNs who have had no additional formal education in emergency care. Additionally, basic, master's, or doctoral level nursing education programs provide limited content on the complexities of emergency nursing. Nurses in EDs are affected by many challenges such as growing patient population, financial pressures, physical violence, verbal abuse, operational inefficiencies, overcrowding, and work overload...
2016: Emergency Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853273/growing-nurse-leaders-their-perspectives-on-nursing-leadership-and-today%C3%A2-s-practice-environment
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Susan M Dyess, Rose O Sherman, Beth A Pratt, Lenny Chiang-Hanisko
With the growing complexity of healthcare practice environments and pending nurse leader retirements, the development of future nurse leaders is increasingly important. This article reports on focus group research conducted with Generation Y nurses prior to their initiating coursework in a Master’s Degree program designed to support development of future nurse leaders. Forty-four emerging nurse leaders across three program cohorts participated in this qualitative study conducted to capture perspectives about nursing leaders and leadership...
January 14, 2016: Online Journal of Issues in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853062/structural-conceptualization-of-learning-experiences-in-nursing-master-s-degree-programs-utilized-in-occupational-health-nursing-activities
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Wakako Aoyama, Asami Tatsumi
OBJECTIVES: In this study, concepts were constructed that express learning experiences in nursing master's degree programs utilized in occupational health nursing activities with the aim of clarifying those characteristics. This was based on the idea that elucidation of the characteristics of learning experiences in nursing master's degree programs used in occupational health nursing activities would be meaningful in providing high-quality occupational health services that respond to the needs of society...
November 15, 2016: Sangyō Eiseigaku Zasshi, Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843964/exploring-clinical-pharmacists-perception-of-their-impact-on-healthcare-in-khartoum-state-sudan
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Anas Mustafa Ahmed Salim, Arwa Hassan Ahmed Elhada, Bashir Elgizoli
OBJECTIVE: The principal aim of this study was to explore the self-perception of clinical pharmacists of their impact on healthcare in Khartoum State, Sudan, how they think doctors perceive their impact, exploring the obstacles that clinical pharmacists are facing, and identifying what clinical pharmacists recommend for a better clinical pharmacy practice in Sudan. METHODS: This was an exploratory cross-sectional study that employed a qualitative method. Individual, in-depth interviews were conducted with a convenient sample of 26 clinical pharmacists working in 14 governmental hospitals in Khartoum State, Sudan, in March 2016...
October 2016: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822279/stress-and-fear-of-exposure-to-sharps-in-nurses
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Malihe Sadat Moayed, Hosein Mahmoudi, Abbas Ebadi, Hamid Sharif Nia
BACKGROUND: Injuries caused by sharp objects, which involve biological hazards are considered as one of the most important factors that lead to stress among the nursing staff. Contact with sharp objects is a major concern among healthcare workers, especially nurses. OBJECTIVES: This study was done to determine the amount of stress caused by exposure to sharp medical instruments among nurses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional research on 527 nurses, working at different medical centers across Iran, with a cluster-sampling method...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815053/comparative-effectiveness-of-hands-on-versus-computer-simulation-based-training-for-contrast-media-reactions-and-teamwork-skills
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Carolyn L Wang, Sankar Chinnugounder, Daniel S Hippe, Sadaf Zaidi, Ryan B O'Malley, Puneet Bhargava, William H Bush
PURPOSE: To assess the performance of interprofessional teams of radiologists, technologists, and nurses trained with high-fidelity hands-on (HO) simulation and computer-based (CB) simulation training for contrast reaction management (CR) and teamwork skills (TS). METHODS: Nurses, technologists, and radiology residents were randomized into 11 teams of three (one of each). Six teams underwent HO training and five underwent CB training for CR and TS. Participants took written tests before and after training and were further tested using a high-fidelity simulation scenario...
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811511/development-of-an-e-learning-research-module-using-multimedia-instruction-approach
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Yanika Kowitlawakul, Moon Fai Chan, Sharon Swee Lin Tan, Alan Swee Kit Soong, Sally Wai Chi Chan
Students nowadays feel more comfortable with new technologies, which increase their motivation and, as a result, improve their academic performance. In the last two decades, the use of information communication technology has been increasing in many disciplines in higher education. Online learning or e-learning has been used and integrated into the curriculum around the world. A team of nursing faculty and educational technology specialists have developed an e-learning research module and integrate it into the nursing curriculum...
November 2, 2016: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806548/jordanian-intensive-care-unit-nurses-knowledge-of-delirium-recognition
#11
Mohannad Eid AbuRuz
INTRODUCTION: Delirium is a clinical syndrome that negatively affects the outcomes of the intensive care units patients if undetected early and treated well. However, this condition remains under recognized and poorly managed by health care providers including nurses. The objective of this study was to check nurses' knowledge level about delirium recognition. MATERIALS & METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study on 176 intensive care units nurses working in four major hospitals in Amman, Jordan...
August 26, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800632/the-dnp-mph-dual-degree-an-innovative-graduate-education-program-for-advanced-public-health-nursing
#12
Kathy Shaw, Scott Harpin, Geraldine Steinke, Marilyn Stember, Marilyn Krajicek
Strong professional priorities, evolving Affordable Care Act requirements, and a significantly limited public health nursing workforce prompted the University of Colorado College of Nursing to collaborate with the School of Public Health to implement one of the first Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health dual degree programs in the nation. Federal grant funding supported the development, implementation, and evaluation of this unique post-baccalaureate dual degree program, for which there were no roadmaps, models, or best practices to follow...
October 31, 2016: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782231/-the-debate-on-the-development-of-advanced-competences
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Valerio Dimonte, Alvisa Palese, Paolo Chiari, Dario Laquintana, Gianni Tognoni, Paola Di Giulio
. The debate on the development of advanced nursing competences. The dossier aims to describe and disentagle the present Italian and international debate on the development and recognition of advanced nursing competences. Following a general brief description of the legislative national background, the attention is first of all focused on the lack of clarity on the definition of advanced competence, which is further complicated by the issue of their formal, contractual and economic recognition. To explore these issues a list of contributions is presented and some proposals are formulated to favor a better oriented development of the debate: a...
July 2016: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745036/dedicated-to-teaching
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A qualified nurse, district nurse and health visitor, Sue McBean prioritises health inequalities and primary healthcare in her work. She has a master's degree in health education and recently retired from full-time academic work.
September 14, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741384/new-graduate-nurses-developmental-trajectories-for-capability-beliefs-concerning-core-competencies-for-healthcare-professionals-a-national-cohort-study-on-patient-centered-care-teamwork-and-evidence-based-practice
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Anna Ehrenberg, Petter Gustavsson, Lars Wallin, Anne-Marie Boström, Ann Rudman
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to describe the developmental trajectories of registered nurses' capability beliefs during their first 3 years of practice. The focus was on three core competencies for health professionals-patient-centered care, teamwork, and evidence-based practice. METHODS: A national cohort of registered nurses (n = 1,205) was recruited during their nursing education and subsequently surveyed yearly during the first 3 years of working life. The survey included 16 items on capability beliefs divided into three subscales for the assessment of patient-centered care, teamwork, and evidence-based practice, and the data were analyzed with linear latent growth modeling...
December 2016: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723538/pain-a-content-review-of-undergraduate-pre-registration-nurse-education-in-the-united-kingdom
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Carolyn Mackintosh-Franklin
BACKGROUND: Pain is a global health issue with poor assessment and management of pain associated with serious disability and detrimental socio economic consequences. Pain is also a closely associated symptom of the three major causes of death in the developed world; Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke and Cancer. There is a significant body of work which indicates that current nursing practice has failed to address pain as a priority, resulting in poor practice and unnecessary patient suffering...
January 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717220/nurse-practitioners-and-intent-to-retire
#17
Nancy L Falk, Nancy Rudner, Deborah Chapa, Jessica Greene
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Demand for primary care services is rising. Nurse practitioners (NPs) serve vital roles in meeting primary care demands. Workforce planning requires understanding NP retirement intentions. This study examines factors that relate to NPs, aged 55 years and older, and their intent to retire within 5 years. METHODS: We used the 2012 National Sample Survey of Nurse Practitioners to examine the relationship between NP demographic characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, nursing degree), work environment characteristics (part-time vs...
October 7, 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713624/evaluation-of-the-master-s-curriculum-for-elderly-nursing-a-qualitative-study
#18
Fatemeh Ghaffari, Nahid Dehghan-Nayeri, Nasrin Navabi, Khatereh Seylani
BACKGROUND: Improving the quality of health care and rehabilitation for the elderly is one of the most important priorities of the health care system. Given the importance of evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of any program after its implementation, this study was conducted to identify the advantages and weaknesses of a geriatric nursing program at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. METHODS: This was a qualitative study, and the study population comprised students, graduates, and professors of geriatric nursing at the Master of Science level...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699742/-comparison-of-stages-of-physical-activity-among-nurses-physicians-and-allied-healthcare-professionals
#19
Kuei-Yun Lu, Pi-Hsia Lee, Wen-Yin Chang
BACKGROUND: Despite the fact that regular physical activity is known to improve physical health and reduce absenteeism and perceived job strain, healthcare professionals currently perform inadequate physical activity. PURPOSE: To understand and compare the differences in stages of physical activity among nurses, physicians, and allied healthcare professionals. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire was used to survey nurses, physicians, and allied healthcare professionals who worked at four branches of a hospital in Taiwan...
October 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695372/the-impact-of-shift-work-on-the-psychological-and-physical-health-of-nurses-in-a-general-hospital-a-comparison-between-rotating-night-shifts-and-day-shifts
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Paola Ferri, Matteo Guadi, Luigi Marcheselli, Sara Balduzzi, Daniela Magnani, Rosaria Di Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Shift work is considered necessary to ensure continuity of care in hospitals and residential facilities. In particular, the night shift is one of the most frequent reasons for the disruption of circadian rhythms, causing significant alterations of sleep and biological functions that can affect physical and psychological well-being and negatively impact work performance. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to highlight if shift work with nights, as compared with day work only, is associated with risk factors predisposing nurses to poorer health conditions and lower job satisfaction...
2016: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy
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