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Geralyn Meyer, Bobbi Shatto, Timothy Delicath, Shelley von der Lancken
The effect of educational interventions on the transition experiences of new graduates of prelicensure programs is unclear. This study investigated the effect of curriculum revision on transition to practice of nursing graduates. The nursing curriculum can have a positive influence on professional and job satisfaction at 3 months postgraduation, but the practice environment becomes the dominant force after that. Graduates who demonstrated poorer transition to practice at 3 months were more likely to leave their first positions by 12 months...
October 5, 2016: Nurse Educator
Katherine Lambe, Judy Currey, Julie Considine
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore the factors emergency nurses use to inform their decisions regarding frequency and nature of vital sign assessment. BACKGROUND: Research related to clinical deterioration and vital sign assessment in the emergency department is in its infancy. Studies to date have explored the frequency of vital sign assessment in the emergency department; however, there are no published studies that have examined factors that emergency nurses use to inform their decisions regarding frequency and nature of ongoing vital sign assessment...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Ragnhild Nyhagen, Anita Strøm
Education of critical care nurses in Norway consists of equal parts clinical practice and theoretical education. The purpose of this study was to investigate postgraduate students' perceptions of the one-on-one, bedside precepting they received during their critical care education. Two focus group interviews with students at a Norwegian university college were conducted, and a thematic cross-case analysis was done. The interviewees characterized high-quality precepting as precepting where proper precepting strategies are applied, right priorities in precepting are made, the preceptor possesses desirable qualities, and there is a good preceptor-student relationship...
September 15, 2016: Nurse Education in Practice
Alexander Baranov, Leyla Namazova-Baranova, Valeriy Albitskiy, Natalia Ustinova, Rimma Terletskaya, Olga Komarova
We present a historical and analytical overview of the Russian child health care system describing strengths and challenges of the system. Main indicators of social environment and children's health, general demographics, and socioeconomic factors of Russia are described. The Russian health care system has preserved positive elements of the former Soviet model of pediatric care. However, beginning in 1991, it has been altered greatly in its funding and management. The child health care system is composed of a special network of outpatient and inpatient facilities...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Vernell P DeWitty, Carolina G Huerta, Christine A Downing
In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to create the New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) scholarship program. Two goals of the program were to alleviate the nursing shortage and to increase diversity of the workforce. During this 7-year program (i.e., seven funding cycles), 130 schools of nursing in 41 states and the District of Columbia were selected as grantees, and they awarded 3,517 scholarships to second-degree accelerated nursing students who were members of groups underrepresented in nursing or who were economically disadvantaged...
September 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Simon Denny, Bridget Farrant, Jennifer Utter, Theresa Fleming, Pat Bullen, Roshini Peiris-John, Terryann Clark
PURPOSE: Despite numerous calls to improve training in adolescent health, there is little known about the prevalence or effectiveness of specialized training in adolescent health. METHODS: A two-stage random sampling cluster design was used to collect nationally representative data from 8,500 students from 91 high schools. Student data were linked to data from a survey of school health clinicians from participating schools on their level of training in youth health...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
R Douglas Wilson, Isabelle De Bie, Christine M Armour, Richard N Brown, Carla Campagnolo, June C Carroll, Nan Okun, Tanya Nelson, Rhonda Zwingerman, Francois Audibert, Jo-Ann Brock, Richard N Brown, Carla Campagnolo, June C Carroll, Isabelle De Bie, Jo-Ann Johnson, Nan Okun, Melanie Pastruck, Karine Vallée-Pouliot, R Douglas Wilson, Rhonda Zwingerman, Christine Armour, David Chitayat, Isabelle De Bie, Sara Fernandez, Raymond Kim, Josee Lavoie, Norma Leonard, Tanya Nelson, Sherry Taylor, Margot Van Allen, Clara Van Karnebeek
OBJECTIVE: This guideline was written to update Canadian maternity care and reproductive healthcare providers on pre- and postconceptional reproductive carrier screening for women or couples who may be at risk of being carriers for autosomal recessive (AR), autosomal dominant (AD), or X-linked (XL) conditions, with risk of transmission to the fetus. Four previous SOGC- Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG) guidelines are updated and merged into the current document. INTENDED USERS: All maternity care (most responsible health provider [MRHP]) and paediatric providers; maternity nursing; nurse practitioner; provincial maternity care administrator; medical student; and postgraduate resident year 1-7...
August 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Inga Meyer-Kühling, Rahel Eckardt, Evgenia Makrantonaki
BACKGROUND: Research regarding effective collaboration and communication between professional caregivers and dermatologists and the need for further education and training for caregivers in the field of geriatric dermatology still remains relatively scarce. OBJECTIVE: To document the state of knowledge of professional caregivers in the field of geriatric dermatology and make recommendations for dermatological education and postgraduate training. METHODS: A questionnaire with open and closed questions was used to evaluate the level of knowledge and current need for information in geriatric dermatology...
September 16, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
Mark Durkin, Elaine Beaumont, Caroline J Hollins Martin, Jerome Carson
BACKGROUND: Compassion fatigue and burnout can impact on performance of nurses. This paper explores the relationship between self-compassion, self-judgement, self-kindness, compassion, professional quality of life, and wellbeing among community nurses. AIM: To measure associations between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, wellbeing, and burnout in community nurses. METHOD: Quantitative data were collected using standardised psychometric questionnaires: (1) Professional Quality of Life Scale; (2) Self-Compassion Scale; (3) short Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale; (4) Compassion For Others Scale, used to measure relationships between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, wellbeing, and burnout...
November 2016: Nurse Education Today
Jay N Nathwani, Katherine E Law, Rebecca D Ray, Bridget R O'Connell Long, Rebekah M Fiers, Anne-Lise D D'Angelo, Shannon M DiMarco, Carla M Pugh
BACKGROUND: Urinary catheter insertion is a common procedure performed in hospitals. Improper catheterization can lead to unnecessary catheter-associated urinary tract infections and urethral trauma, increasing patient morbidity. To prevent such complications, guidelines were created on how to insert and troubleshoot urinary catheters. As nurses have an increasing responsibility for catheter placement, resident responsibility has shifted to more complex scenarios. This study examines the clinical decision-making skills of surgical residents during simulated urinary catheter scenarios...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Karan Kverno, Kate Kozeniewski
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Workforce shortages in mental health care are especially relevant to rural communities. People often turn to their primary care providers for mental healthcare services, yet primary care providers indicate that more education is needed to fill this role. Rural primary care nurse practitioners (NPs) are ideal candidates for educational enhancement. Online programs allow NPs to continue living and working in their communities while developing the competencies to provide comprehensive and integrated mental healthcare services...
September 10, 2016: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Paschalina Lialiou, Ioanna Pavlopoulou, John Mantas
Across-sectional survey was designed to determine health professionals' awareness and usage of online evidence retrieval systems in clinical practice. A questionnaire was used to measure professionals' behavior and utilization of online evidences, as well as, reasons and barriers on information retrieval. 439 nurses and physicians from public and private hospitals in Greece formulate the study's sample. The two most common reasons that individuals are using online information systems were for writing scientific manuscripts or filling a knowledge gap...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Yoshimi Suzuki, Emiko Saito, Minako Sawai, Emiko Kishi, Satori Kakemoto, Harumi Nakada, Chiyo Igarashi, Kiyomi Asahara
Objective To equip public health nurses (PHNs) with higher qualifications, PHN education is shifting from an integrated curriculum for PHNs and registered nurses to a specific elective system of undergraduate or postgraduate programs. Most colleges in the special wards of Tokyo introduced the elective system in 2014 before the remaining areas. The outcomes of this must be evaluated. This study aimed to evaluate the achievement levels and practical experiences of PHN students at seven colleges in the special wards before and after introduction of the PHN course as an elective...
2016: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
Yong-Shian Goh, Sunil Selvarajan, Mui-Lee Chng, Chee-Shiong Tan, Piyanee Yobas
BACKGROUND: Conducting mental status examination and suicide risk assessment is an important skill required of nurses when they are in the clinical setting. With nursing students often expressing the anxiety and lack of confidence in doing so, the use of standardized patients provide an excellent opportunity to practice and become proficient with this skill in a simulated environment. OBJECTIVES: To explore the learning experience of undergraduate nursing students using standardized patients while practising their mental status examination and suicide risk assessment skills in mental health nursing module...
October 2016: Nurse Education Today
Kathleen Ouellet, Robert Sabbagh, Linda Bergeron, Sandeep Kumar Mayer, Christina St-Onge
BACKGROUND: Collaboration is an important competence to be acquired by residents. Although improving residents' collaboration via interprofessional education has been investigated in many studies, little is known about the residents' spontaneous collaborative behavior. The purpose of this exploratory study was to describe how residents spontaneously collaborate. METHODS: Seven first-year residents (postgraduate year 1; three from family medicine and one each from ear, nose, and throat, obstetrics/gynecology, general surgery, and orthopedic surgery) participated in two collaborative meetings with actors performing the part of other health professionals (ie, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, nurse, or social worker)...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Nicola Merrifield
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June 22, 2016: Nursing Times
J C Williams, S Clements
Newly qualified professional healthcare graduates, whether training to become doctors, dentists, veterinary surgeons or nurses, tend to need some support as they take their first steps along that bumpy road from university to confident, competent practice. We identify some key features of the UK programme of dental practice-based training to acknowledge its strengths - 12 months of clinical practice within a well-established dental team, one-to-one weekly meetings with the same dedicated mentor, regular peer learning with the same group of peers over 12 months and the opportunity to observe role models from the profession including training programme directors and other general dental practitioners (GDPs)...
August 12, 2016: British Dental Journal
K Gross-Issajewicz, A Jakubowska-Winecka, T Danek, T Kubik, R Becler, J Czerwiński
BACKGROUND: Since 2007, the Medical University of Warsaw has been organizing the Transplant Coordinators Postgraduate Studies, which are funded by the National Programme for the Development of Transplantation Medicine. The aim of the studies is to recruit medical professionals for every hospital with the potential of deceased donations. The goal of the present study was to formally evaluate the previous 16 editions of Transplant Coordinators Postgraduate Studies by assessing graduate profiles and analyzing the efficiency and sustainability of their education...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Julia Morphet, Bridie Kent, Virginia Plummer, Julie Considine
BACKGROUND: Transition to Specialty Practice Programs was introduced to facilitate the transition of nurses to specialty practice, and is recognised as preparatory for emergency nurses. Emergency nursing Transition to Specialty Practice Programs and their characteristics have developed locally in response to unit needs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics of emergency nursing Transition to Specialty Practice Programs in Australia, and identify which characteristics were associated with improved professional development outcomes...
September 2016: Nurse Education Today
Michelle Cleary, Jan Sayers, Roger Watson
BACKGROUND: Nursing research is fundamental to driving evidence-based practice and achieving safe outcomes for patients. Underpinning the discussion in this paper are nurse researchers who thought strategically during their undergraduate and postgraduate studies to build a body of credible research influencing patient outcomes and, in so doing, establish their careers. AIM: To provide an overview of some of the career essentials that support a transition in role for the beginner or emerging researcher, otherwise known as the early career researcher...
July 2016: Nurse Researcher
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