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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209430/working-together-critical-care-nurses-experiences-of-temporary-staffing-within-swedish-health-care-a-qualitative-study
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Anna Berg Jansson, Åsa Engström
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to describe critical care nurses (CCN's) experiences of working with or as temporary agency staff. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: This explorative qualitative study is based on interviews with five agency CCNs and five regular CCNs, a total of ten interviews, focusing on the interviewees' experiences of daily work and temporary agency staffing. The interviews were analysed manually and thematically following an inductive approach. FINDINGS: Four themes that illustrate both similarities and differences between regular and temporary agency CCNs emerged: "working close to patients versus being responsible for everything", "teamwork versus independence", "both groups needed" and "opportunities and challenges"...
February 13, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199267/organizational-and-community-factors-associated-with-magnet-status-of-u-s-hospitals
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Teresa Wai Chi Tai, Sherry I Bame
The Magnet Recognition Program for healthcare organizations promotes excellence in nursing services and professional practices. However, organizational and community characteristics that contribute to the adoption of Magnet status remain unexplained. Investigating organizational and community factors will help determine systematic structural and contextual dimensions of Magnet hospitals previously shown to be more cost-effective in comparison with non-Magnet hospitals. Using the baseline 2005 database of all Magnet hospitals in the United States, the authors selected a matched sample to determine key organizational and community characteristics associated with Magnet adoption while controlling for regional and local factors...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198753/mechanical-ventilation-weaning-practices-and-decision-making-in-european-picus
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Lyvonne N Tume, Martin C J Kneyber, Bronagh Blackwood, Louise Rose
OBJECTIVES: This survey had three key objectives: 1) To describe responsibility for key ventilation and weaning decisions in European PICUs and explore variations across Europe; 2) To describe the use of protocols, spontaneous breathing trials, noninvasive ventilation, high-flow nasal cannula use, and automated weaning systems; and 3) To describe nurse-to-patient staffing ratios and perceived nursing autonomy and influence over ventilation decision making. DESIGN: Cross-sectional electronic survey...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196578/establishing-a-measurement-tool-for-a-nursing-work-environment-in-taiwan
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Li-Chiu Lin, Huan-Fang Lee, Miaofen Yen
AIM: The nursing work environment is a critical global health care problem. Many health care providers are concerned about the associations between the nursing work environment and the outcomes of organizations, nurses, and patients. Nursing work environment instruments have been assessed in the West but have not been considered in Asia. However, different cultures will affect the factorial structure of the tool. Using a stratified nationwide random sample, we created a measurement tool for the nursing work environment in Taiwan...
February 1, 2017: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162070/three-quarters-of-neonatal-units-in-scotland-understaffed
#5
Chris Longhurst
Three quarters of neonatal units in Scotland do not have enough nurses to meet minimum safe staffing levels, according to Bliss Scotland.
February 6, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158915/clinical-motivation-and-the-surgical-safety-checklist
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X Yu, Y Huang, Q Guo, Y Wang, H Ma, Y Zhao
BACKGROUND: Although the surgical safety checklist (SSC) has been adopted worldwide, its efficacy can be diminished by poor clinical motivation. Systematic methods for improving implementation are lacking. METHODS: A multicentre prospective study was conducted in 2015 in four academic/teaching hospitals to investigate changes during revision of the SSC for content, staffing and workflow. All modifications were based on feedback from medical staff. Questionnaires were used to monitor dynamic changes in surgeons', nurses' and anaesthetists' perceptions...
March 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156488/new-primary-palliative-care-pc-model-for-community-cancer-clinics-ccc
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Deborah Gray, Stephanie Struve, Carol Huibregtse, Qiaofang Chen
: 159 Background: Our CCC serving a mixed rural/urban population is part of a large integrated healthcare system in Eastern WI. The closest PC specialist/team is 45 miles away at one of the tertiary care facilities. To fill this service gap we implemented a primary PC model. An initial outpatient palliative care family conference (OFC) and use of cancer nurse navigators (CNN)are hallmarks of this program. METHODS: The VLCC, housed in a standalone facility is staffed by two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist and has an infusion center and a full-fledged radiation oncology unit with support staff, including cancer nurse navigators, research nurses, social workers, a clinical psychologist, a pharmacist, a nutritionist, a therapy dog and a chaplain...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152927/reducing-wait-time-wt-in-the-infusion-center-ic
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Lianne Lopez, Angela Aschian, Betty Chan, Martha Inofuentes, Zoraida Truax, Sally Golingay, Gwendoyn Lynch, Peggy Matsuura, Afsaneh Barzi
: 249 Background: Lengthy WT is the primary source of dis-satisfaction with IC services. We created a patient (PT) flow diagram outlining each step beginning from PT check-in to discharge and plotted the impact of multiple disciplines on the WT. A team of nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and administrators, analyzed the flow and identified ways to improve efficiencies. METHODS: First attempt was to improve communications between pharmacy and nursing, coordinating the preparation of medications with patient's check-in time; use of a simple clipboard facilitated this task and improved the efficiency of the system...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152887/utilizing-a-case-management-system-to-reduce-the-response-time-for-symptom-management-calls-in-a-high-volume-practice
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Larry Edward Bilbrey
: 170 Background: A five physician, three nurse practitioner,community oncology clinic experiences high call volumes (average 352 daily), many of which are related to side-effects of chemo/biotherapy and health related issues. A study was completed to decrease the time for a patient symptom management call to be addressed and concluded. METHODS: Initial primary data were collected over a four month period (April-August 2015) using the phone system and the Electronic Health Record (EHR) reporting capabilities, by cross-referencing the caller-ID data with the EHR patient demographics data; only documented symptom management calls within the EHR were included...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152772/learning-from-and-engaging-patients-families-during-the-implementation-of-a-new-medical-record-system
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Kathleen Horvath, Patricia Jahoda Stahl
: 66 Background: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute implemented a new medical record system to improve clinical and revenue cycle services. Through the formation of a Patient Experience (PX) committee we thoughtfully and methodically revised materials and processes putting patient and family perspectives first. METHODS: Formed PX committee with PFAC members, executive leadership, Patient/Family Relations (PFR), Volunteer Services, Management operations, and Quality/ Patient Safety representation...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152753/data-driven-quality-improvement-in-an-oncology-patient-centered-medical-home
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Maureen Lowry, Brian Flounders, Susan Higman Tofani
: 54 Background: In a 2012 abstract, Data driven transformation for an Oncology Patient-Centered Medical Home, Consultants in Medical Oncology (CMOH) demonstrated that standardized processes and enhanced IT capabilities (IRIS software app) provided a rapid learning system for the practice. Iris aggregated data became the basis for Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) allowing CMOH to continue to improve in quality and cost measures. Deviation from performance trend is readily identifiable, providing operational direction...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152745/prospectively-measuring-the-acuity-of-outpatient-chemotherapy-treatment-regimens-for-staffing-allocation
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Cheryl A Steele
: 48 Background: UPMC CancerCenter is a large outpatient medical oncology network of 25 locations, located within a 200 mile radius of Pittsburgh, PA. Covering all of these centers with a limited pool of float nurses was a daily challenge. The literature describes many attempts to quantify nursing workload retrospectively based upon complexity, hours of nursing time, etc. The ability to schedule staff equitability in advance is critical to managing staff. New targeted therapies and complicated treatment regimens which impact patient acuity bring to light the need for accurate acuity measurement...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152722/integrating-lean-six-sigma-in-the-daily-operations-of-an-icu-to-achieve-safe-quality-patient-care
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Jacqueline Magurn, Joanne McGovern, Michelle Jetter, Sarah Beadling, Dorothy Gregoire
: 230 Background: Developing and maintaining a culture of safety and quality in delivering patient care is critical in the intensive care unit (ICU) especially an oncology ICU. Incorporating the Lean Six Sigma program into daily operations of the ICU achieves, simplifies, and sustains continuous improvement in the delivery of safe quality patient care. This program engages the ICU team through visual management of quality, safety, and budget indicators including medication scanning, falls, sharps exposure, infection prevention including blood stream, catheter, hospital and ventilator acquired pneumonias, venous embolism prevention, and staffing compliance...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152715/developing-a-one-team-approach-to-meet-three-infusion-centers-staffing-needs
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Ellie Stull, Ann Yager
: 116 Background: Our cancer service line provides infusion services for oncology patients at three locations. The numbers of chairs vary by location from 10 to 30. Each location has a nurse manager. Staff are hired for specific locations. Hours of operation differ at each location, depending on patient needs. With increasing pressure to streamline operations and maintain productivity, along with challenges of RN vacancies and growing volumes, efforts were needed to coordinate staffing between locations to ensure best utilization of resources...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152699/development-of-an-infusion-nurse-staffing-model-for-outpatient-chemotherapy-centers
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(no author information available yet)
: 103 Background: Nursing roles and responsibilities within ambulatory oncology infusion suites across our health system are not clearly defined and it is not understood what the appropriate staffing ratio should be per site. It is not clear if employees are working to the highest level of their licensure or skill, and if the appropriate activities are performed by the correct department. A standard staffing model to provide efficiency of clinical services and patient safety does not exist, and nursing roles are variable between the sites...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145766/an-official-american-thoracic-society-systematic-review-the-effect-of-nighttime-intensivist-staffing-on-mortality-and-length-of-stay-among-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Meeta Prasad Kerlin, Neill K J Adhikari, Louise Rose, M Elizabeth Wilcox, Cassandra J Bellamy, Deena Kelly Costa, Hayley B Gershengorn, Scott D Halpern, Jeremy M Kahn, Meghan B Lane-Fall, David J Wallace, Curtis H Weiss, Hannah Wunsch, Colin R Cooke
BACKGROUND: Studies of nighttime intensivist staffing have yielded mixed results. GOALS: To review the association of nighttime intensivist staffing with outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: We searched five databases (2000-2016) for studies comparing in-hospital nighttime intensivist staffing with other nighttime staffing models in adult ICUs and reporting mortality or length of stay. We abstracted data on staffing models, outcomes, and study characteristics and assessed study quality, using standardized tools...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135811/palliative-care-in-new-york-state-nursing-homes
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Paula E Lester, Fernando Kawai, Lucan Rodrigues, James Lolis, Diana Martins-Welch, Alexander Shalshin, Melissa J Fazzari, Cynthia X Pan
OBJECTIVE: To describe the current landscape of palliative care (PC) in nursing homes (NHs) in New York State (NYS). MEASUREMENTS: A statewide survey was completed by 149 respondents who named 61 different NHs as their workplace. Questions were related to presence, type, and composition of PC programs; perceptions of PC; barriers to implementing PC; and qualifying medical conditions. RESULTS: Hospice is less available than palliative or comfort care programs, with three-fourths of NYS NH responded providing a PC program...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132634/staffing-levels
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(no author information available yet)
The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act, which received Royal Assent on 21 March 2016, places an overarching duty on local health boards (LHBs) and other care providers in Wales to ensure that nurses have time to care for patients.
January 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132620/development-of-a-skill-mix-and-study-planning-tool-for-research-teams
#19
Paula Tacchi
There are various tools available in acute and primary care settings to support decision making about safe-staffing levels. Calculating safe staffing levels is about more than just the number of people on duty. It must reflect skill mix and tasks, and this is more complex outside traditional nursing roles. It is essential that research nurses, who work in multidisciplinary teams collecting the evidence that underpins safe and effective healthcare, are equipped to practise safely, but staffing level tools do not take their unique roles into account...
January 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127771/nurse-related-clinical-nonlicensed-personnel-in-u-s-hospitals-and-their-relationship-with-nurse-staffing-levels
#20
Suhui Li, Patricia Pittman, Xinxin Han, Timothy John Lowe
OBJECTIVE: This study examines nurse-related clinical nonlicensed personnel (CNLP) in U.S. hospitals between 2010 and 2014, including job categories, trends in staffing levels, and the possible relationship of substitution between this group of workers and registered nurses (RNs) and/or licensed practical nurses (LPNs). DATA SOURCE: We used 5 years of data (2010-2014) from an operational database maintained by Premier, Inc. that tracks labor hours, hospital units, and facility characteristics...
February 2017: Health Services Research
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