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Leading change in nursing practice

Gigi Thompson Thomas, Maureen Reni Courtney
The significant trend of the obesity epidemic leading to treatment of expensive, lifelong illnesses, especially among Hispanic children, confirms the need for efforts to increase provider adherence to clinical guidelines. This Quality Improvement Project was designed to examine how a practice intervention influenced provider adherence to childhood obesity guidelines among Hispanic children. The practice intervention, based on a unique practice model, consisted of provider awareness, provider involvement, and collaborative support by the researcher...
March 9, 2018: Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing
Mei Ling Lim, Bei Yi Paulynn Yong, Mei Qi Maggie Mar, Shin Yuh Ang, Mei Mei Chan, Madeleine Lam, Ngian Choo Janet Chong, Violeta Lopez
BACKGROUND: The number of patients on home enteral nutrition (HEN) is on the increase due to advancement in technology and shift in focus of providing care from acute to community care settings. AIM: This study aimed to explore the experiences of community nurses and home carers, in caring for patients on HEN. METHODS: A mixed-method approach was adopted. (i) A face-to-face survey design was used to elicit experience of carers of patients on HEN...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Fathima Ahmed
The ever-evolving nature of nursing requires professionals to keep their knowledge up to date and uphold the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code by engaging themselves in ongoing personal and professional development (PPD). This article aims to highlight the importance of good leadership and management in healthcare and to explore the literature surrounding leadership and management, such as the current NHS healthcare leadership model ( NHS Leadership Academy 2013 ), the Leading Change, Adding Value Framework underpinned by the 10 commitments and 6Cs ( NHS England 2016 ) and the NMC Code ( NMC 2015a ) in relation to PPD...
March 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Leonidas L Fragidis, Prodromos D Chatzoglou
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify the best practices applied during the implementation process of a national electronic health record (EHR) system. Furthermore, the main goal is to explore the knowledge gained by experts from leading countries in the field of nationwide EHR system implementation, focusing on some of the main success factors and difficulties, or failures, of the various implementation approaches. Design/methodology/approach To gather the necessary information, an international survey has been conducted with expert participants from 13 countries (Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada, the USA, Israel, New Zealand and South Korea), who had been playing varying key roles during the implementation process...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
Laneita Freeman Williamson, Donald D Kautz
PURPOSE: This clinical article explores how trauma-informed care (TIC) can be used by rehabilitation nurses with patients who have experienced pervasive adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). METHOD (INTERVENTION STRATEGIES): This clinical article gives suggestions for using the five guiding principles of TIC: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment, as the best clinical practice. CONCLUSION: Implementing TIC promotes successful rehabilitation, improves patient outcomes, and reduces costs...
March 2018: Rehabilitation Nursing: the Official Journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Kim Litwack, Aaron M Brower
The 2010 "Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" report from the Institute of Medicine recommended that 80% of registered nurses (RNs) obtain a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree by 2020. Hospitals with BSN nurses have reduced morbidity and mortality. In 2014, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Extension launched the University of Wisconsin Flexible Option BSN (UW Flex BSN) as an additional model for BSN degree completion, adding to the in-person and online delivery models already being offered...
March 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
Allyson Kayton, Paula Timoney, Lyn Vargo, Jose A Perez
BACKGROUND: Excessive supplemental oxygen exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be associated with oxygen-related toxicities, which can lead to negative clinical consequences. Use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) can be a successful strategy for avoiding hyperoxia in the NICU. iNO selectively produces pulmonary vasodilation and has been shown to improve oxygenation parameters across the spectrum of disease severity, from mild to very severe, in neonates with hypoxic respiratory failure associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn...
February 20, 2018: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Heather V Nelson-Brantley, Debra J Ford, Karen L Miller, Kristin A Stegenga, Robert H Lee, Marjorie J Bott
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand how nurses in a 25-bed critical-access hospital (CAH) led change to become the 1st to achieve Magnet®. BACKGROUND: Approximately 21% of the US population lives in rural areas served by CAHs. Rural nurse executives are particularly challenged with limited resources. METHODS: Staff nurses, nurse managers, interprofessional care providers, the chief nursing officer, and board of directors (n = 27) were interviewed...
March 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Masoome Shahnavazi, Zohreh Parsa-Yekta, Mir-Saeed Yekaninejad, Sara Amaniyan, Pauline Griffiths, Mojtaba Vaismoradi
AIM: This study investigated the effect of the emotional intelligence education programme on quality of life of haemodialysis patients. BACKGROUND: Nurses need knowledge development regarding the impact of educational strategies on patients' quality of life suffering from chronic diseases. METHODS: A pragmatic quasi-randomized controlled trial was conducted with 47 haemodialysis patients attending a university hospital in an urban area of Iran...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
Connie L Winik, C Elizabeth Bonham
Introduction: Obesity is a rapidly growing health problem reaching epidemic levels around the world (World Health Organization, 2014). According to the World Health Organization, the current incident rate of obesity makes it the leading risk for deaths across the globe. The United States (USA) is amidst in this growing global epidemic. The obesity epidemic is a nondiscriminatory health problem affecting millions of individuals from a variety of backgrounds and social status. One group impacted by this disease is the US military...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
S H Walker, L Gokhale
Background: The purpose of this study is to evaluate current practice amongst gynaecologists across the UK, regarding safety aspects of inpatient hysteroscopy under anaesthesia, specifically in relation to entry and specimen retrieval.A survey was created using survey monkey. The first round was circulated to all registrar trainees and consultant gynaecologists across Wales. Following a good response, the survey was then circulated to all members of the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)...
2018: Gynecological Surgery
Dorothea Eisenmann, Fabian Stroben, Jan D Gerken, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Mareen Machner, Wolf E Hautz
Introduction: Preventable mistakes occur frequently and can lead to patient harm and death. The emergency department (ED) is notoriously prone to such errors, and evidence suggests that improving teamwork is a key aspect to reduce the rate of error in acute care settings. Only a few strategies are in place to train team skills and communication in interprofessional situations. Our goal was to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate a training module for students of three professions involved in emergency care...
January 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Melanie Stephens, Paula Ormandy
Interprofessional learning (IPL) can influence affective domain development of students through teaching activities that facilitate learning with, from, and about other professions. Current quantitative evidence offers limited explanation of how this learning is achieved within IPL programmes. This article tests a conceptual framework drawn from theories on IPL and affective domain development (attitudes, values, and behaviours) to explain what works for whom, when, and in what circumstances. The objectives of the study were twofold: to evaluate the impact of the IPL programme on the student's attitudes and values, and to identify behaviour changes in clinical practice towards interprofessional working...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Interprofessional Care
Mary Beth Flynn Makic, Elizabeth Bridges
: Sepsis is a leading cause of critical illness and hospital mortality. Early recognition and intervention are essential for the survival of patients with this syndrome. In 2002, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) launched the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) to reduce overall patient morbidity and mortality from sepsis and septic shock by driving practice initiatives based on current best evidence. The SSC guidelines have been updated every four years, with the most recent update completed in 2016...
February 2018: American Journal of Nursing
Aida Sefidani Forough, Simon Y M Wong, Esther T L Lau, Jose Manuel Serrano Santos, Greg J Kyle, Kathryn J Steadman, Julie A Y Cichero, Lisa M Nissen
OBJECTIVE: To identify nurses' experiences of administering oral medications to residents of aged care facilities (ACFs) with swallowing difficulties. INTRODUCTION: Administering medicines to older people with swallowing difficulties is a challenging task. Nurses frequently modify oral medications e.g. by crushing/splitting tablets or opening capsules, to facilitate the administration process. These practices are associated with an increased risk of medication administration errors...
January 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Siv Hilde Fjeldstad, Lene Thoresen, Morten Mowé, Øivind Irtun
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: In 2004, a survey conducted in Scandinavia documented insufficient knowledge in nutrition care among doctors and nurses. The survey also revealed a significant discrepancy in nutritional practice, where Norway ranked lowest, thus leading to several actions including elaboration of national guidelines. The aim of this study was to evaluate potential changes in nutritional practice, as well as assessing barriers to nutrition therapy, 10 years after the former study...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Gulcihan Arkan, Ayse Beser, Vesile Ozturk
INTRODUCTION: Poststroke urinary incontinence is a common problem, with a prevalence ranging from 32% to 79%. Urinary incontinence after stroke has negative physiological, psychological, and economic effects, which lead to lifestyle changes for both patients and caregivers. Nurses play an important role in preventing and improving incontinence, understanding the experiences of individuals experiencing incontinence, providing healthcare for them, and implementing behavioral therapy methods...
February 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Kathleen A Burns, Tracey Reber, Karen Theodore, Brenda Welch, Debra Roy, Sandra L Siedlecki
AIM: To determine how an enhanced early warning system has an impact on nursing practice. BACKGROUND: Early warning systems score physiologic measures and alert nurses to subtle changes in patient condition. Critics of early warning systems have expressed concern that nurses would rely on a score rather than assessment skills and critical thinking to determine the need for intervention. Enhancing early warning systems with innovative technology is still in its infancy, so the impact of an enhanced early warning system on nursing behaviours or practice has not yet been studied...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Michael C Grant, Andrew Hanna, Andrew Benson, Deborah Hobson, Christopher L Wu, Christina T Yuan, Michael Rosen, Elizabeth C Wick
INTRODUCTION: To determine if the establishment of a dedicated operating room team leads to improved process measure compliance and clinical outcomes in an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). ERAS programs involve the application of bundled best-practices to improve value of the perioperative care. Successful implementation and sustainment of ERAS programs has been linked to compliance with protocol elements. METHODS: Development of dedicated teams of anesthesia providers was a component of the ERAS implementation...
December 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Roselyter Monchari Riang'a, Anne Kisaka Nangulu, Jacqueline E W Broerse
BACKGROUND: Reducing malnutrition remains a major global challenge especially in low- and middle-income countries. Lack of knowledge on the motive of nutritional behaviour could ultimately cripple nutrition intervention outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate how health beliefs influence nutritional behaviour intention of the pregnant Kalenjin women of rural Uasin Gishu County in Kenya. The study findings provide useful information for culturally congruent nutrition counselling and intervention...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
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