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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221475/a-critical-realist-evaluation-of-a-music-therapy-intervention-in-palliative-care
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Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Mike Clarke, Jenny Kirkwood, Naomi Hughes, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Kerry McGrillen, Joanne Reid
BACKGROUND: Music therapy is increasingly used as an adjunct therapy to support symptom management in palliative care. However, studies to date have paid little attention to the processes that lead to changes in patient outcomes. To fill this gap, we examined the processes and experiences involved in the introduction of music therapy as an adjunct complementary therapy to palliative care in a hospice setting in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: Using a realistic evaluation approach, we conducted a qualitative study using a variety of approaches...
December 8, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219939/psychometric-evaluation-of-the-chinese-respiratory-distress-observation-scale-on-critically-ill-patients-with-cardiopulmonary-diseases
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Ya-Hsiang Chan, Hua-Shan Wu, Chih-Ching Yen, Margaret L Campbell
BACKGROUND: Respiratory distress is a common and distressing experience that strikes most critically ill patients with cardiopulmonary diseases. Now, most dyspnea assessment tools rely on patient's self-report. Only one instrument, the Respiratory Distress Observation Scale (RDOS), is valid for assessing respiratory distress when the patient cannot provide a dyspnea self-report. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to develop the Chinese version of RDOS through two-way translation and examine its reliability and validity...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219909/a-thematic-analysis-of-self-described-authentic-leadership-behaviors-among-experienced-nurse-executives
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Catherine Alexander, Ruth Palan Lopez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to understand the behaviors experienced nurse executives use to create healthy work environments (HWEs). The constructs of authentic leadership formed the conceptual framework for the study. BACKGROUND: The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recommends authentic leadership as the preferred style of leadership for creating and sustaining HWEs. Behaviors associated with authentic leadership in nursing are not well understood...
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219906/targeted-interventions-to-advance-a-culture-of-inquiry-at-a-large-multicampus-hospital-among-nurses
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Eileen J Carter, Reynaldo R Rivera, Kelly A Gallagher, Kenrick D Cato
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assist nurse leaders in developing innovative structures to foster a culture of inquiry among professional nurses. BACKGROUND: Critical to nurse's engagement in evidence-based practice (EBP) is a culture of inquiry, in which nurses critically evaluate patient care activities and actively review existing evidence to address identified clinical issues. A bundle of structural interventions was implemented across a large, multisite hospital to advance a culture of inquiry...
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219876/effectiveness-of-patient-centered-interventions-on-falls-in-the-acute-care-setting-compared-to-usual-care-a-systematic-review
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Donna Avanecean, Dawn Calliste, Teresita Contreras, Yeogyeong Lim, Aileen Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: Unintentional falls during hospitalization remain a concern for healthcare institutions globally despite implementation of various improvement strategies. Although the incidence of falls has been of heightened focus for many years and numerous studies have been done evaluating different approaches for fall prevention, fall rates remain high in acute care settings. Patient fall risk scales tend to address only particular intrinsic and extrinsic factors but do not adequately assess a patient's current fall risk status, subsequently warranting more patient-centered risk assessments and interventions...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218965/moral-courage-in-undergraduate-nursing-students-a-literature-review
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Laurie Bickhoff, Peter M Sinclair, Tracy Levett-Jones
Aim: The aim of this review was to explore factors which facilitate or inhibit undergraduate nursing students’ willingness to demonstrate moral courage when confronted by poor patient care. Methods: Included papers were those that met the criteria of being qualitative research that explored undergraduate nursing students’ depictions of situations where moral courage was or was not demonstrated during clinical placements, with a particular focus on situations that impacted or had the potential to impact the quality of patient care...
2017: Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218819/a-conceptual-model-of-the-risk-of-elder-abuse-posed-by-incontinence-and-care-dependence
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Joan Ostaszkiewicz
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To describe and critically analyse the thinking that led to the concept of an association between incontinence, care dependence and elder abuse. BACKGROUND: Coercive or abusive continence care practices include chastising a person for their incontinence and overriding their attempts to resist continence care. Neglect in continence care is characterised by withholding or delaying responding to requests for help to maintain continence or to manage incontinence, and restricting a person's access to toileting assistance, incontinence aids or hygiene care...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215801/the-barriers-to-the-prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-from-the-perspective-of-critical-care-nurses-a-qualitative-descriptive-study
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Vajihe Atashi, Hojatollah Yousefi, Hosein Mahjobipoor, Ahmadreza Yazdannik
INTRODUCTION: Most patients hospitalized in intensive care units need mechanical ventilation. One of the most prevalent and serious complications of mechanical ventilation is ventilator-associated pneumonia. There are different barriers to the prevention of this kind of pneumonia. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of Iranian critical care nurses on the barriers to ventilator-associated pneumonia prevention in intensive care units. METHODS: This qualitative descriptive study was done on a purposive sample of 23 critical care nurses...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212644/creating-healthy-work-environments-for-second-victims-of-adverse-events
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Linda M Tamburri
Adverse events may cause a patient serious harm or death; the patient becomes the first victim of these events. The health care providers who become traumatized by the events are the second victims. These second victims experience feelings such as guilt, shame, sadness, and grief, which can lead to profound personal and professional consequences. An organizational culture of blame and a lack of support can intensify the provider's suffering. Second victims, as they move through predictable stages of recovery, can be positively influenced by a supportive organizational culture and the compassionate actions of peers, managers, advanced practice nurses, educators, and senior leaders...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212643/designing-a-resilience-program-for-critical-care-nurses
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Meredith Mealer, Rachel Hodapp, David Conrad, Sona Dimidjian, Barbara O Rothbaum, Marc Moss
BACKGROUND: Workplace stress can affect job satisfaction, increase staff turnover and hospital costs, and reduce quality of patient care. Highly resilient nurses adapt to stress and use a variety of skills to cope effectively. OBJECTIVE: To gain data on a mindfulness-based cognitive therapy resilience intervention for intensive care unit nurses to see if the intervention program would be feasible and acceptable. METHODS: Focus-group interviews were conducted by videoconference with critical care nurses who were members of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212642/compassion-fatigue-and-the-healthy-work-environment
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Lesly Kelly, Michael Todd
BACKGROUND: Burnout is a concern for critical care nurses in high-intensity environments. Studies have highlighted the importance of a healthy work environment in promoting optimal nurse and patient outcomes, but research examining the relationship between a healthy work environment and burnout is limited. OBJECTIVE: To examine how healthy work environment components relate to compassion fatigue (eg, burnout, secondary trauma) and compassion satisfaction. METHODS: Nurses (n = 105) in 3 intensive care units at an academic medical center completed a survey including the Professional Quality of Life and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' Healthy Work Environment standards...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212641/incivility-and-professional-comportment-in-critical-care-nurses
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Kenneth John Oja
BACKGROUND: Civility among critical care nurses is important for achieving positive patient outcomes. Professional comportment refers to nurse behaviors that are respectful, knowledgeable, deliberate, and compassionate. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between perceptions of nurse-to-nurse incivility and professional comportment among critical care nurses, and the extent to which nurse characteristics influence their perceptions. METHODS: Data were collected from nurses in 14 critical care units...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212640/supporting-nurses-in-the-critical-care-environment
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Mary Fran Tracy
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2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212638/reversal-strategies-for-newer-oral-anticoagulants
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Adam J Singer, Susan Wilson
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants have advantages compared with warfarin, but both types of anticoagulants come with uncertainty about how best to manage life-threatening bleeding events, urgent surgeries, and invasive procedures. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants may need to manage such emergency situations in the critical care setting. Achieving hemostasis quickly is key, and efforts to do so have relied mainly on blood products. Targeted reversal agents are in clinical development and one, idarucizumab, which reverses dabigatran anticoagulation, has been approved...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212628/mobile-health-intervention-to-increase-oral-cancer-therapy-adherence-in-patients-with-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-the-remind-system-clinical-feasibility-and-acceptability-assessment
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Amanda Pereira-Salgado, Jennifer A Westwood, Lahiru Russell, Anna Ugalde, Bronwen Ortlepp, John F Seymour, Phyllis Butow, Lawrence Cavedon, Kevin Ong, Sanchia Aranda, Sibilah Breen, Suzanne Kirsa, Andrew Dunlevie, Penelope Schofield
BACKGROUND: Optimal dosing of oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy is critical to treatment success and survival of patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). Drug intolerance secondary to toxicities and nonadherence are significant factors in treatment failure. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop and pilot-test the clinical feasibility and acceptability of a mobile health system (REMIND) to increase oral drug adherence and patient symptom self-management among people with CML (chronic phase)...
December 6, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212480/the-effect-of-nursing-participation-in-the-design-of-a-critical-care-information-system-a-case-study-in-a-chinese-hospital
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Yanhong Qin, Ranyun Zhou, Qiong Wu, Xiaodi Huang, Xinli Chen, Weiwei Wang, Xun Wang, Hua Xu, Jing Zheng, Siyu Qian, Changqing Bai, Ping Yu
BACKGROUND: Intensive care information systems (ICIS) are continuously evolving to meet the ever changing information needs of intensive care units (ICUs), providing the backbone for a safe, intelligent and efficient patient care environment. Although beneficial for the international advancement in building smart environments to transform ICU services, knowledge about the contemporary development of ICIS worldwide, their usage and impacts is limited. This study aimed to fill this knowledge gap by researching the development and implementation of an ICIS in a Chinese hospital, nurses' use of the system, and the impact of system use on critical care nursing processes and outcomes...
December 6, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210768/safety-and-security-concerns-of-nurses-working-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-qualitative-study
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Yolanda Keys, Jaynelle F Stichler
Intensive care units (ICUs) exist to serve as a safe place for critically ill patients to receive care from skilled practitioners. In this qualitative study, ICU nurses shared their perspectives on elements that promote safety and security on their units. After obtaining institutional review board approval, participants participated in telephone interviews with a nurse researcher who has experience as a bedside ICU nurse. Five categories and 14 themes were identified and then confirmed using member checking...
January 2018: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210763/evaluating-nurses-perception-of-patient-safety-design-features-in-intensive-care-units
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Faria Islam, Mahbub Rashid
A methodological study was conducted to test the validity and reliability of the patient safety (PS) scale developed by Rashid (2007) for evaluating nurses' perception of adult intensive care unit (ICU) design features related to patient safety. Data for the study were collected using a Web-based survey instrument. A link to the survey instrument was posted on the Web site of American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for ICU nurses in different US states to participate. A sample of 587 valid responses was divided into 2 halves for cross-validation...
January 2018: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210762/decentralization-the-corridor-is-the-problem-not-the-alcove
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D Kirk Hamilton, Sandra M Swoboda, Jin-Ting Lee, Diana C Anderson
There is controversy today about whether decentralized intensive care unit (ICU) designs featuring alcoves and multiple sites for charting are effective. There are issues relating to travel distance, visibility of patients, visibility of staff colleagues, and communications among caregivers, along with concerns about safety risk. When these designs became possible and popular, many ICU designs moved away from the high-visibility circular, semicircular, or box-like shapes and began to feature units with more linear shapes and footprints similar to acute bed units...
January 2018: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210492/well-paid-nurses-are-good-nurses
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Alessandro Fedele
Some recent articles suggest that increasing wage in the nursing market with the aim of reducing shortage can negatively impact on the average ability and motivation of applicants attracted and, in turn, on the average quality of care. This finding is at odds with empirical evidence and has been criticized on the grounds that nurses' motivation is modeled in an overly simplistic way. This paper provides a novel theoretical framework where the orientation of nurses' motivation-intrinsic versus extrinsic-is taken into account, and the precise distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is delineated on the basis of self-determination and person-environment fit theories...
December 6, 2017: Health Economics
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