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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215912/questionnaire-based-analysis-of-infection-prevention-and-control-in-healthcare-facilities-in-saudi-arabia-in-regards-to-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome
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Ali A Rabaan, Hatem M Alhani, Ali M Bazzi, Shamsah H Al-Ahmed
Effective implementation of infection prevention and control in healthcare facilities depends on training, awareness and compliance of healthcare workers. In Saudi Arabia recent significant hospital outbreaks, including Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), have resulted from lack of, or breakdown in, infection prevention and control procedures. This study was designed to assess attitudes to, and awareness of, infection prevention and control policies and guidelines among healthcare workers of different professions and institution types in Saudi Arabia...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212687/balancing-the-health-workforce-breaking-down-overall-technical-change-into-factor-technical-change-for-labour-an-empirical-application-to-the-dutch-hospital-industry
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Jos L T Blank, Bart L van Hulst
BACKGROUND: Well-trained, well-distributed and productive health workers are crucial for access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Because neither a shortage nor a surplus of health workers is wanted, policymakers use workforce planning models to get information on future labour markets and adjust policies accordingly. A neglected topic of workforce planning models is productivity growth, which has an effect on future demand for labour. However, calculating productivity growth for specific types of input is not as straightforward as it seems...
February 17, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205248/a-framework-for-transition-to-specialty-practice-programs
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Julia Morphet, Virginia Plummer, Bridie Kent, Julie Considine
AIM: To develop a framework for emergency nursing transition to specialty practice programs. BACKGROUND: Transition to Specialty Practice programs were introduced to fill workforce shortages and facilitate the transition of nurses to specialty nursing practice. These programs are recognised as essential preparation for emergency nurses. Emergency nursing Transition to Specialty Practice programs have developed in an ad hoc manner and as a result, program characteristics vary...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201830/-subjective-workload-job-satisfaction-and-work-life-balance-of-physicians-and-nurses-in-a-municipal-hospital-in-a-rural-area-compared-to-an-urban-university-hospital
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Michael Körber, Klaus Schmid, Hans Drexler, Johannes Kiesel
Medical and nursing shortages in rural areas represent a current serious public health problem. The healthcare of the rural population is at risk. This study compares perceived workload, job satisfaction and work-life balance of physicians and nurses at a clinic in a rural area with two clinics of a University hospital. Physicians and nurses were interviewed anonymously with a standardized questionnaire (paper and pencil), including questions on job satisfaction, subjective workload and work-life balance. The response rate was almost 50% in the University hospital as well as in the municipal hospital...
February 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192033/seven-foundational-principles-of-population-health-policy
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Dru Bhattacharya, Jay Bhatt
In 2016, Keyes and Galea issued 9 foundational principles of population health science and invited further deliberations by specialists to advance the field. This article presents 7 foundational principles of population health policy whose intersection with health care, public health, preventive medicine, and now population health, presents unique challenges. These principles are in response to a number of overarching questions that have arisen in over a decade of the authors' collective practice in the public and private sectors, and having taught policy within programs of medicine, law, nursing, and public health at the graduate and executive levels...
February 13, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178398/delphi-survey-of-clinical-nursing-and-midwifery-research-priorities-in-the-eastern-mediterranean-region
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Carolyn Sun, Jennifer Dohrn, Arwa Oweis, Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, Fathieh Abu-Moghli, Hania Dawani, Cheherezade Ghazi, Elaine Larson
PURPOSE: As the shortage of nurses and midwives is expected to worsen in the Eastern Mediterranean region concomitantly with a growing focus on achievement of universal health coverage, nurses and midwives are expected to fill major gaps in health care. Hence, the need for a solid evidence base for nursing practice and a clear direction for clinical nursing research are paramount. Therefore, a Delphi survey was conducted to determine clinical (research focused on patient outcomes) nursing and midwifery priorities for research within this region...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167591/the-arc-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-capacity-development-insights-from-a-decade-of-partnership-for-medical-education-in-zambia
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Cassidy W Claassen, Lottie Hachaambwa, Dorcas Phiri, Douglas C Watson, Devang Patel, Christopher M Bositis, Amy Bositis, Deus Mubangizi, Robert Redfield, Peter Mwaba, Robb Sheneberger
Zambia and other sub-Saharan nations suffer from a critical shortage of trained health-care professionals to combat the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome crisis. The University of Maryland and the Zambian Ministry of Health have partnered over the past decade to develop health-care capacity among physicians, nurses, and community health workers. We describe novel interventions to train health-care workers at all levels and argue that our collaboration represents a successful model for such partnerships between western medical institutions and African governmental health agencies...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163847/barriers-against-required-nurse-estimation-models-applying-in-iran-hospitals-from-health-system-experts-point-of-view
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Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee, Mahmood Nekoie-Moghadam, Ali Vafaee-Najar, Mohammad Reza Amiresmaili
INTRODUCTION: One of the strategies for accessing effective nursing care is to design and implement a nursing estimation model. The purpose of this research was to determine barriers in applying models or norms for estimating the size of a hospital's nursing team. METHODS: This study was conducted from November 2015 to March 2016 among three levels of managers at the Ministry of Health, medical universities, and hospitals in Iran. We carried out a qualitative study using a Colaizzi method...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158979/validation-of-work-pressure-and-associated-factors-influencing-hospital-nurse-turnover-a-cross-sectional-investigation-in-shaanxi-province-china
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Huiyun Yang, Jingwen Lv, Xi Zhou, Huitong Liu, Baibing Mi
BACKGROUND: Nurses' turnover is a major contributor to nursing shortages, strongly influenced by nurses' intentions to leave. Several factors influencing the turnover intention have been well identified in Western countries and large cities in China. However, whether these factors also contribute to nurses' work stress in Midwest China are still unclear. The main purpose of this study was to examine the work pressure and associated factors influencing the nurses' intent to leave. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey with multistage sampling was conducted by recruiting 800 employed registered nurses with >1 year of work experience...
February 3, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141882/integrative-review-of-admission-factors-related-to-associate-degree-nursing-program-success
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Jeanette M Olsen
BACKGROUND: High attrition in associate degree nursing (ADN) programs contributes to the nursing shortage and causes hardship for students, families, faculty, colleges, and taxpayers. The purpose of this integrative literature review is to identify admission criteria related to ADN program success to inform evidence-based admission policies and reduce attrition. METHOD: Integrative review methodology, suggested by Whittemore and Knafl, was used. A systematic search of existing professional literature was conducted using five databases and key word searches...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141881/the-experience-of-nurse-midwives-in-teaching-roles
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Mary Ellen Doherty
BACKGROUND: The nursing faculty shortage has generated the interest of some nurse-midwives to teach in baccalaureate nursing programs. These seasoned practitioners bring a wealth of knowledge and clinical expertise to classrooms and clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of nurse-midwives who teach in baccalaureate nursing programs. METHOD: This study used a qualitative phenomenological research design based in the naturalistic paradigm...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127767/perspectives-using-results-from-hrsa-s-health-workforce-simulation-model-to-examine-the-geography-of-primary-care
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Robin A Streeter, George A Zangaro, Arpita Chattopadhyay
OBJECTIVE: Inform health planning and policy discussions by describing Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA's) Health Workforce Simulation Model (HWSM) and examining the HWSM's 2025 supply and demand projections for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), and physician assistants (PAs). DATA SOURCES: HRSA's recently published projections for primary care providers derive from an integrated microsimulation model that estimates health workforce supply and demand at national, regional, and state levels...
February 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106680/the-explosion-of-virtual-nursing-care
#13
Carol Boston-Fleischhauer
The call for care model innovation is clear, spearheaded by rising healthcare costs, changing payer expectations, overall fiscal and workforce shortages, and an increasingly comorbid patient population requiring significant, long-term support. As part of care model innovation, the leveraging of technology is key.
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099788/deploying-and-measuring-a-risk-and-patient-safety-program
#14
Howard Orel, Molly McGroarty, Heather Marchegiani
Health care continues to evolve at a rapid rate. Over just the past decade, the industry has seen the introduction and widespread implementation of an electronic health record, increase in presence of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to help manage the shortage of physicians, and the introduction of accountable care organizations. It is with these changes that new challenges and opportunities emerge. One such challenge is the increase in the severity of medical malpractice claims throughout the nation...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097998/fast-track-course-halves-three-year-nursing-degree
#15
Stephanie Jones-Berry
A fast-track nursing degree course in north east England, aimed at addressing the UK's nurse shortage, will take on new students in March.
January 18, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097975/uk-may-face-shortfall-of-36-000-nurses-by-2030
#16
Petra Kendall-Raynor
The UK faces a potential shortage of more than 36,000 nurses by 2030, a new study has shown.
January 18, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094652/fresh-warnings-over-nurse-shortages
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Brexit and an ageing population could combine to worsen the existing shortage of nurses in England, researchers have warned.
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094648/how-to-cope-with-staff-shortages
#18
Mandy Day-Calder
More than half of NHS trust leaders in England are worried that they do not have the staff numbers or skill mix they need to continue delivering high quality care, according to a recent survey by NHS Providers. This will not come as a surprise to nurses on the front line.
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094646/retirement-crisis-warnings-becoming-a-reality
#19
Graham Scott
The figures are startling: the number of NHS staff applying to retire has surged by a quarter since 2012. The potential consequences are alarming; a serious shortage of nurses and other healthcare professionals now seems inevitable.
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074001/the-family-time-squeeze-perceived-family-time-adequacy-buffers-work-strain-in-certified-nursing-assistants-with-multiple-caregiving-roles
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Nicole DePasquale, Jacqueline Mogle, Steven H Zarit, Cassandra Okechukwu, Ellen Ernst Kossek, David M Almeida
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: This study examined how certified nursing assistants (CNAs) with unpaid family caregiving roles for children ("double-duty-child caregivers"), older adults ("double-duty-elder caregivers"), and both children and older adults ("triple-duty caregivers") differed from their nonfamily caregiving counterparts ("workplace-only caregivers") on four work strain indicators (emotional exhaustion, job satisfaction, turnover intentions, and work climate for family sacrifices)...
January 10, 2017: Gerontologist
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