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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927161/needlestick-and-sharp-injuries-among-registered-nurses-a-case-control-study
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Gabriele d'Ettorre
Objectives: The prevention of needlestick and sharp injuries (NSSIs) among registered nurses (RNs) employed in hospital wards represents an important issue. Accidental contact with blood, consequent to NSSIs, is the most frequent form of exposure to blood-borne pathogens that can be transmitted by accidental exposure. Aims: This study investigates the relationship occurring between consecutive workdays, night-shifts, cumulative hours, forward-rotating shift schedules (morning-afternoon-night), and occupational NSSIs frequency...
June 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923011/nurse-midwives-ability-to-diagnose-acute-third-and-fourth-degree-obstetric-lacerations-in-western-kenya
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Leeya F Pinder, Kelsey H Natsuhara, Thomas F Burke, Svjetlana Lozo, Monica Oguttu, Leah Miller, Brett D Nelson, Melody J Eckardt
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula devastates the lives of women and is found most commonly among the poor in resource-limited settings. Unrepaired third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations have been shown to be the source of approximately one-third of the fistula burden in fistula camps in Kenya. In this study, we assessed potential barriers to accurate identification by Kenyan nurse-midwives of these complex perineal lacerations in postpartum women. METHODS: Nurse-midwife trainers from each of the seven sub-counties of Siaya County, Kenya were assessed in their ability to accurately identify obstetric lacerations and anatomical structures of the perineum, using a pictorial assessment tool...
September 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916581/optimising-impact-and-sustainability-a-qualitative-process-evaluation-of-a-complex-intervention-targeted-at-compassionate-care
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Jackie Bridges, Carl May, Alison Fuller, Peter Griffiths, Wendy Wigley, Lisa Gould, Hannah Barker, Paula Libberton
BACKGROUND: Despite concerns about the degree of compassion in contemporary healthcare, there is a dearth of evidence for health service managers about how to promote compassionate healthcare. This paper reports on the implementation of the Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC) intervention by four hospital ward nursing teams. CLECC is a workplace educational intervention focused on developing sustainable leadership and work-team practices designed to support team relational capacity and compassionate care delivery...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912954/evaluation-of-the-current-landscape-of-respiratory-nurse-specialists-in-the-uk-planning-for-the-future-needs-of-patients
#4
Janelle Yorke, Sam Prigmore, Matt Hodson, Carol Stonham, Hannah Long, Sarah Bellhouse, Monica Fletcher, Sheila Edwards
INTRODUCTION: The National Health Service currently faces significant challenges and must optimise effective workforce planning and management. There are increasing concerns regarding poor workforce planning for respiratory medicine; a greater understanding of the role of respiratory nurse specialists will inform better workforce planning and management. METHODS: This was a survey study. Two surveys were administered: an organisational-level survey and an individual respiratory nurse survey...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905367/nursing-care-disparities-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
#5
Eileen T Lake, Douglas Staiger, Erika Miles Edwards, Jessica G Smith, Jeannette A Rogowski
OBJECTIVES: To describe the variation across neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in missed nursing care in disproportionately black and non-black-serving hospitals. To analyze the nursing factors associated with missing nursing care. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Survey of random samples of licensed nurses in four large U.S. states. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective, secondary analysis of 1,037 staff nurses in 134 NICUs classified into three groups based on their percent of infants of black race...
September 14, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899214/assaulted-and-unheard-violence-against-health-care-staff
#6
James T Brophy, Margaret M Keith, Michael Hurley
Health-care workers regularly face the risk of violent physical, sexual, and verbal assault from their patients. To explore this phenomenon, a collaborative descriptive qualitative study was undertaken by university-affiliated researchers and a union council representing registered practical nurses, personal support workers, and other health-care staff in Ontario, Canada. A total of fifty-four health-care workers from diverse communities were consulted about their experiences and ideas. They described violence-related physical, psychological, interpersonal, and financial effects...
January 1, 2017: New Solutions: a Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy: NS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891060/a-survey-of-acute-pain-services-in-the-uk
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M Rockett, R Vanstone, J Chand, D Waeland
The organisational state of inpatient pain management in UK hospitals is difficult to determine. We sent an electronic questionnaire to 209 acute pain service leads throughout the UK. Questions were about staffing and service provision. We received 141 responses (67%); 47% of all UK hospitals. Each service was responsible for a median (IQR [range]) of 566 (400-839 [120-2800]) beds. Each acute pain specialist nurse was responsible for 299 (238-534 [70-1923]) beds. The mean (SD) number of consultant hours per week was 5...
October 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885990/financial-performance-employee-well-being-and-client-well-being-in-for-profit-and-not-for-profit-nursing-homes-a-systematic-review
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Aline Bos, Paul Boselie, Margo Trappenburg
BACKGROUND: Expanding the opportunities for for-profit nursing home care is a central theme in the debate on the sustainable organization of the growing nursing home sector in Western countries. PURPOSES: We conducted a systematic review of the literature over the last 10 years in order to determine the broad impact of nursing home ownership in the United States. Our review has two main goals: (a) to find out which topics have been studied with regard to financial performance, employee well-being, and client well-being in relation to nursing home ownership and (b) to assess the conclusions related to these topics...
October 2017: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875807/2020-is-too-late-to-solve-nurse-staffing-crisis
#9
Susan Osborne
The year 2020 appears to be a magical one for the Department of Health (DH). In early August it announced plans to fund an extra 10,000 training places for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals by 2020.
September 6, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875777/nursingstandard-com
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1 Missed patient care due to nursing staff shortages increases hospital death rates, a major international study reveals. Lead researcher Jane Ball said the findings provide the 'missing link' in understanding mortality rates - when nurse staffing is low, necessary care is leſt undone. Read more: rcni.com/mortality-rates.
September 6, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874124/telephone-counselling-by-nurses-in-norwegian-primary-care-out-of-hours-services-a-cross-sectional-study
#11
Vivian Midtbø, Guttorm Raknes, Steinar Hunskaar
BACKGROUND: The primary care out-of-hours (OOH) services in Norway are characterized by high contact rates by telephone. The telephone contacts are handled by local emergency medical communication centres (LEMCs), mainly staffed by registered nurses. When assessment by a medical doctor is not required, the nurse often handles the contact solely by nurse telephone counselling. Little is known about this group of contacts. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate characteristics of encounters with the OOH services that are handled solely by nurse telephone counselling...
September 6, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864437/organizational-factors-associated-with-perceived-quality-of-patient-care-in-closed-intensive-care-units
#12
Nathalie McIntosh, Eva Oppel, David Mohr, Mark Meterko
BACKGROUND: Improving patient care quality in intensive care units is increasingly important as intensive care unit services account for a growing proportion of hospital services. Organizational factors associated with quality of patient care in such units have been identified; however, most were examined in isolation, making it difficult to assess the relative importance of each. Furthermore, though most intensive care units now use a closed model, little research has been done in this specific context...
September 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862909/what-are-community-nurses-experiences-of-assessing-frailty-and-assisting-in-planning-subsequent-interventions
#13
Hannah Britton
With an ageing population and increasing focus on community care, this study aimed to explore the experiences of community nurses in assessing frailty and planning interventions around frailty. Six community nurses were recruited for face-to-face semi-structured interviews as part of this qualitative study which was underpinned by a competence framework ( Royal College of Nursing, 2009 ). Thematic analysis was used and frailty was identified as an emerging topic within practice. Participants discussed several aspects associated with frailty; however, some uncertainty around the concept of frailty and its definition was noted, particularly for staff who had received limited frailty training...
September 2, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859254/what-impact-does-nursing-care-left-undone-have-on-patient-outcomes-review-of-the-literature
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Alejandra Recio-Saucedo, Chiara Dall'Ora, Antonello Maruotti, Jane Ball, Jim Briggs, Paul Meredith, Oliver C Redfern, Caroline Kovacs, David Prytherch, Gary B Smith, Peter Griffiths
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Systematic review of the impact of missed nursing care on outcomes in adults, on acute hospital wards and in nursing homes. BACKGROUND: A considerable body of evidence support the hypothesis that lower levels of registered nurses on duty increases the likelihood of patients dying on hospital wards, and the risk of many aspects of care being either delayed or left undone (missed). However, the direct consequence of missed care remains unclear...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859009/the-case-for-bringing-the-licensed-practical-nurse-back-to-the-hospital
#15
Catherine H Garner, Suzanne M Boese
The expansion of the aging population, residential care facilities, and projected registered nurse shortages pose significant challenges to nurse staffing ratios. The licensed practical/vocational nursing role is now being reexamined, as acute care and long-term care facilities look at staffing models and patient safety. There is now a demand for an increase in the numbers of practical nurse education programs, which have been overlooked as a pipeline for professional nursing. Recruiting and educating practical nurses open a pathway for greater diversity in the nursing profession as well as improving patient health outcomes...
October 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858997/virtually-integrated-care-a-new-paradigm-in-patient-care-delivery
#16
Shannon Denney, Elizabeth Miller Evans
Current trends, including an aging population; the impact of the Affordable Care Act; increased complexity and acuity of patient needs; shorter hospital stays; and higher patient expectations have resulted in a significant demand for reconfiguration of the bedside nursing model. The health care system is further complicated by a shortage of highly trained nurses, challenging financial incentive models, and inefficient traditional staffing models. These challenges have increased the urgency for designing a more efficient, cost-effective care delivery model...
October 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858955/variability-in-acuity-in-acute-care
#17
Amy L Garcia
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to describe variable acuity among 1 population of acute care patients. BACKGROUND: Acuity, defined as the individual patient need for nursing care, can inform level of care, nurse staffing, and the nurse-to-patient assignment. Nurse-generated data in the electronic health record can be mined and analyzed for decision support. METHODS: This study used a descriptive, retrospective analysis of repeated measures of acuity generated from 28 739 nursing assessments of 405 consecutive subjects treated for heart failure (HF) in a 455-bed southern hospital...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855774/studying-the-variability-in-patient-inflow-and-staffing-trends-on-sundays-versus-other-days-in-the-academic-emergency-department
#18
K T Madavan Nambiar, Nisanth Menon Nedungalaparambil, Ottapura Prabhakaran Aslesh
BACKGROUND: Resource limitation, staff deficiency, and variability in patient inflow contribute to emergency department (ED) overcrowding, associated with delayed care, poor care, and poor patient outcomes. This study seeks to describe and analyze patient inflow variability and staffing trends on Sundays versus other days in a tertiary academic ED from South India. METHODS: Patient inflow and staffing data for 2 years were collected from hospital records, cross-checked, and statistically analyzed using Epi Info 7...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853659/rcn-warns-nine-in-ten-largest-nhs-hospitals-short-of-nurses
#19
Kat Keogh
Nine in ten of England's 50 largest NHS hospital trusts are not staffed with nurses to the level planned by their own management, the RCN says.
August 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844649/post-operative-mortality-missed-care-and-nurse-staffing-in-nine-countries-a-cross-sectional-study
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Jane E Ball, Luk Bruyneel, Linda H Aiken, Walter Sermeus, Douglas M Sloane, Anne Marie Rafferty, Rikard Lindqvist, Carol Tishelman, Peter Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Variation in post-operative mortality rates has been associated with differences in registered nurse staffing levels. When nurse staffing levels are lower there is also a higher incidence of necessary but missed nursing care. Missed nursing care may be a significant predictor of patient mortality following surgery. AIM: Examine if missed nursing care mediates the observed association between nurse staffing levels and mortality. METHOD: Data from the RN4CAST study (2009-2011) combined routinely collected data on 422,730 surgical patients from 300 general acute hospitals in 9 countries, with survey data from 26,516 registered nurses, to examine associations between nurses' staffing, missed care and 30-day in-patient mortality...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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