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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818708/non-technical-skills-assessment-for-prelicensure-nursing-students-an-integrative-review
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Sara Pires, Sara Monteiro, Anabela Pereira, Daniela Chaló, Elsa Melo, Alexandre Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: In nursing, non-technical skills are recognized as playing an important role to increase patient safety and successful clinical outcomes (Pearson and McLafferty, 2011). Non-technical skills are cognitive and social resource skills that complement technical skills and contribute to safe and efficient task performance (Flin et al., 2008). In order to effectively provide non-technical skills training, it is essential to have an instrument to measure these skills. METHODOLOGY: An online search was conducted...
August 12, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817503/interprovider-communication-using-a-scheduled-provider-alert-response-communication-system-in-3-inpatient-neurology-units
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James E Siegler, Dan Finegan, Scott E Kasner, Raymond S Price
BACKGROUND: Nonemergent communications between nursing staff and residents often occur randomly throughout the workday at teaching institutions, resulting in inefficiency and interruptions of scheduled resident educational conferences or periods of overnight rest. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether a quality improvement communication strategy can reduce interruptive notifications during scheduled resident didactic sessions. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, mixed-methods trial of a communication strategy between nurses and residents in 3 neurology units of an academic institution...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817499/nurse-practitioner-lead-pediatric-baclofen-pump-program-impact-on-safety-and-quality-of-care
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Kristin Buxton, Ann Morgan, Jayne Rogers
Children with cerebral palsy experience spasticity that can be debilitating and cause significant pain and contractures. Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) therapy can help relieve this spasticity and improve the quality of life for these patients, but it comes with risk. Withdrawal from the medication in case of abrupt discontinuation of delivery can be life-threatening. Regular maintenance of the system is mandatory. Having a program in place to manage the device and support patients helps to ensure their safety...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817431/challenges-in-health-care-simulation-are-we-learning-anything-new
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Kerm Henriksen, David Rodrick, Erin N Grace, P Jeffrey Brady
The growth of health care simulation in schools of medicine and nursing is noteworthy, as is the increasingly sophisticated simulation technology, support from funding agencies and foundations for research, well-attended annual conferences, and continued interest of accreditation and certification groups. Yet there are concerns preventing the full value of health care simulation to be realized when examined from a patient safety perspective. Basic questions are asked by funders of patient safety research when assessing past simulation projects undertaken to advance patient safety: Are the safety and quality of care to patients actually improved, and is something new being learned regarding the optimal use of simulation? Concerns focus on pursuing the right research questions to learn something new about the most effective use of simulation; doing more with simulation than simply providing an interesting, stand-alone educational experience; attending more seriously to how skill acquisition, maintenance, and progression get managed; and encouraging investigators, funders, and reviewers to expand their vision regarding what constitutes important inquiry and evidence in health care simulation...
August 16, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817180/preventable-and-mitigable-adverse-events-in-cancer-care-measuring-risk-and-harm-across-the-continuum
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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, David Pfister, David Classen, Coral L Atoria, Aileen Killen, Andrew S Epstein, Christopher Anderson, Elizabeth Fortier, Saul N Weingart
BACKGROUND: Patient safety is a critical concern in clinical oncology, but the ability to measure adverse events (AEs) across cancer care is limited by a narrow focus on treatment-related toxicities. The objective of this study was to assess the nature and extent of AEs among cancer patients across inpatient and outpatient settings. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 400 adult patients selected by stratified random sampling who had breast (n = 128), colorectal (n = 136), or lung cancer (n = 136) treated at a comprehensive cancer center in 2012...
August 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816612/protecting-pregnant-workers-while-fighting-sexism-work-pregnancy-balance-and-pregnant-nurses-resistance-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-hospitalsprot%C3%A3-ger-les-travailleuses-enceintes-en-luttant-contre-le-sexisme-%C3%A3-quilibre-travail-grossesse-et-r%C3%A3-sistance-d-infirmi%C3%A3-res-enceintes
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Anne Renée Gravel, Jessica Riel, Karen Messing
Women's workplaces should guarantee healthy pregnancies while supporting pregnant women as workers. In Québec (Canada), a pregnant worker exposed to a "danger" for herself or her fetus may ask her employer to be reassigned to other work appropriate to her skills. This approach differs from other regulatory contexts in North America in that protection of fetal and maternal health is embedded in the health and safety legislation. The advantage is that the pregnant worker is guaranteed access to her full salary, but some may question whether specific provisions for pregnant women single out such women and produce risks for their careers or, conversely, pregnancy should receive even more special consideration...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815817/wrong-patient-incidents-during-medication-administrations
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Marja Härkänen, Maijaterttu Tiainen, Kaisa Haatainen
AIMS: The aims of this study are to describe the factors pertaining to medication being administered to the wrong patient and to describe how patient identification is mentioned in wrong-patient incident reports. BACKGROUND: Although patient identification has been given high priority to improve patient safety, patient misidentifications occur, and wrong-patient incidents are common. DESIGN: A descriptive content analysis. METHODS: Incident reports related to medication administration (n=1012) were collected from two hospitals in Finland between January 1st, 2013, and December 31st, 2014...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814628/mother-infant-room-sharing-and-sleep-outcomes-in-the-insight-study
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Ian M Paul, Emily E Hohman, Eric Loken, Jennifer S Savage, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Patricia Carper, Michele E Marini, Leann L Birch
OBJECTIVES: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infant-parent room-sharing until age 1. We assessed the association between room-sharing and sleep outcomes. METHODS: The Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories study is an obesity prevention trial comparing a responsive parenting intervention with a safety control among primiparous mother-infant dyads. Mothers completed the Brief Infant Sleep Questionnaire at 4, 9, 12, and 30 months...
June 5, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814577/physician-nurse-interactions-in-critical-care
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Sumaira Khowaja-Punjwani, Charlotte Smardo, Monica Rita Hendricks, John D Lantos
Nearly 20% of nurses leave their first job within a year of being hired. Many do so because they perceive the work environment to be unhealthy or nonsupportive. Nurse turnover is costly. When new nurses leave within 3 years of being hired, it costs the hospital $64 000, over and above salaries, to replace them. One of the hallmarks of an unhealthy work environment is poor communication between doctors and nurses. We present a case in which a nurse advocates for a young mother by questioning the doctor. She is reprimanded for doing so...
August 16, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814138/finnish-nurses-attitudes-towards-their-role-in-the-euthanasia-process
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Anja Terkamo-Moisio, Chris Gastmans, Olli-Pekka Ryynänen, Anna-Maija Pietilä
BACKGROUND: Nurses' voices remain unheard in most debates about euthanasia, although their crucial role in the euthanasia process is widely acknowledged. Moreover, in Canadian euthanasia law, nurses have a more active role, which further highlights the need for knowledge about nurses' attitudes towards their role in the euthanasia process. RESEARCH QUESTIONS: What are Finnish nurses' attitudes towards their potential role in the euthanasia process? Which characteristics are associated with those attitudes? RESEARCH DESIGN: Cross-sectional web-based survey...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813236/ethics-and-intimate-sexual-activity-in-long-term-care
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Eran Metzger
A case is presented in which the staff of a long-term care facility discovers that the husband of a resident with dementia is engaged in sexual activity with her. The case illustrates a dilemma for long-term care facilities that create a home-like environment with a goal of maximizing residents' autonomy while ensuring their safety. An approach to assessing capacity to consent to intimate sexual activity is described, followed by guidelines that nursing homes can implement to support residents who wish to engage in sexual activity...
July 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813175/qualitative-analysis-of-registered-nurses-perceptions-of-lactation-assessment-tools-why-and-how-they-are-completed
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Joan Esper Kuhnly, Donna J Chapman
BACKGROUND: Although lactation assessment tools are consistently used in clinical practice, there is no evidence describing registered nurses' perspectives regarding the purpose and thought processes involved when conducting a breastfeeding assessment. Research aim: This study aimed to explore registered nurses' perceptions on the purpose of lactation assessment tools and the thought processes involved in completing one. METHODS: Seven focus groups were held from April 2015 through July 2015, in coordination with regional and international lactation and perinatal conferences...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812476/developing-nurses-transformational-leadership-skills
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Shelly Ann Fischer
Healthcare is a complex area with significant potential for service improvement despite the effects of increasing economic and social pressures on the quality and safety of patient care. As the largest group of healthcare professionals in direct contact with patients, nurses are well positioned to contribute to improvements in healthcare services and to the development of new policies. To influence healthcare improvements and policies effectively, nurses require leadership skills. Historically, it was thought that only nurses in management roles required leadership skills; however, the ability to influence change is a requirement at all levels of clinical practice...
August 16, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811182/implementing-sustainable-data-collection-for-a-cardiac-outcomes-registry-in-an-australian-public-hospital
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Nicholas Cox, Angela Brennan, Diem Dinh, Rita Brien, Kath Cowie, Dion Stub, Christopher M Reid, Jeffrey Lefkovits
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcome registries are an increasingly vital component of ensuring quality and safety of patient care. However, Australian hospitals rarely have additional resources or the capacity to fund the additional staff time to complete the task of data collection and entry. At the same time, registry funding models do not support staff for the collection of data at the site but are directed towards the central registry tasks of data reporting, managing and quality monitoring...
March 12, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810919/patterns-of-resident-health-workforce-turnover-and-retention-in-remote-communities-of-the-northern-territory-of-australia-2013-2015
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Deborah J Russell, Yuejen Zhao, Steven Guthridge, Mark Ramjan, Michael P Jones, John S Humphreys, John Wakerman
BACKGROUND: The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. In the Northern Territory (NT), anecdotal reports suggest that the primary care workforce in remote Aboriginal communities is characterised by high turnover, low stability and high use of temporary staffing; however, there is a lack of reliable information to guide workforce policy improvements...
August 15, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809182/developing-an-assessment-tool-for-enhancing-interprofessional-education-of-patient-safety
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Yang Gong
The increasing recognition of the value of effective interprofessional collaboration has promoted interprofessional education (IPE) among healthcare professionals. The IPE pilot program initiative at UTHealth matriculated students from the disciplines of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. There has been a pressing need for developing an assessment tool in reflecting how IPE participants recognize and understand the other disciplines including clinical informatics in nowadays' practice...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809180/exploring-socio-technical-insights-for-safe-nursing-handover
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Ming Chao Wong, Kwang Chien Yee, Paul Turner
Current efforts to improve nursing handover frequently use prescriptive approaches based on research evidence of handover issues within a single nursing ward or nursing specialty. Despite reported handover improvement, few studies adequately consider the transferability of results to other nursing handover environments or acknowledge the unique attributes that supported sustained improvement. With the increasing diffusion of electronic tools it has become even more critical to ensure that socio-technical issues that may impact on the quality and safety of nursing handovers are identified...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807836/development-and-evaluation-of-the-automated-risk-assessment-system-for-multidrug-resistant-organisms-autoras-mdro
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Eun-Young Hur, Yinji Jin, Taixian Jin, Sun-Mi Lee
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of infections acquired in hospitals are caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). The priority in MDRO prevention is to detect high-risk patients and implement preventive intervention as soon as possible. AIM: To develop an automated risk assessment system for MDROs (autoRAS-MDRO) to screen for patients at MDRO infection risk and evaluate the predictive validity of the autoRAS-MDRO. METHODS: Data for 4,200 variables were extracted from the electronic health records (EHRs) for constructing the MDRO risk-scoring algorithm, which was based on a logistic regression model...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807424/a-national-collaborative-approach-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-nursing-homes-a-qualitative-assessment
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Sarah L Krein, Molly Harrod, Sue Collier, Kristina K Davis, Andrew J Rolle, Karen E Fowler, Lona Mody
BACKGROUND: Reducing health care-associated infections (HAIs), such as catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), is a critical performance improvement target in nursing homes. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-term Care: Health Care-Associated Infections/Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection, a national performance improvement program, was designed to promote implementation of a CAUTI prevention program through state-based or regional collaboratives in more than 500 nursing homes across the United States...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806982/software-guided-versus-nurse-directed-blood-glucose-control-in-critically-ill-patients-the-logic-2-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Dieter Mesotten, Jasperina Dubois, Tom Van Herpe, Roosmarijn T van Hooijdonk, Ruben Wouters, Domien Coart, Pieter Wouters, Aimé Van Assche, Guy Veraghtert, Bart De Moor, Joost Wauters, Alexander Wilmer, Marcus J Schultz, Greet Van den Berghe
BACKGROUND: Blood glucose control in the intensive care unit (ICU) has the potential to save lives. However, maintaining blood glucose concentrations within a chosen target range is difficult in clinical practice and holds risk of potentially harmful hypoglycemia. Clinically validated computer algorithms to guide insulin dosing by nurses have been advocated for better and safer blood glucose control. METHODS: We conducted an international, multicenter, randomized controlled trial involving 1550 adult, medical and surgical critically ill patients, requiring blood glucose control...
August 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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