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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469247/high-fidelity-simulation-to-improve-multidisciplinary-team-working-with-pre-registrants
#1
Sara Morgan
Simulation has been introduced in recent years into international nursing curricula. Many educational establishments have developed simulation centres that resemble the ward settings nursing students will be exposed to so that they can use the same equipment as they will in clinical practice. This is referred to as high fidelity simulation training (HFST). This article reflects on an example of a multidisciplinary HFST scenario in the context of the assessment and accountability and learning domains of the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards...
February 22, 2018: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469246/reflective-practices-meaningful-recognition-for-healthy-work-environments
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Gwen Sherwood, Usha Koshy Cherian, Sara Horton-Deutsch, Rebecca Kitzmiller, Cheryl Smith-Miller
Nurses' decisions about their intent to remain in the workforce are based on various factors. A healthy work environment in which work done well is recognised and appreciated contributes to nurses' satisfaction and better patient outcomes. This article examines the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses framework for a healthy work environment, focusing on standards for meaningful recognition. Reflective practice, which provides a self-analytical approach to appreciate and value one's work, is viewed as self-recognition...
February 22, 2018: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467974/stroke-simulation-improves-acute-stroke-management-a-systems-based-practice-experience
#3
Tapan Mehta, Sara Strauss, Dawn Beland, Gilbert Fortunato, Ilene Staff, Nora Lee
Background : Literature on the effectiveness of simulation-based medical education programs for caring for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients is limited. Objective : To improve coordination and door-to-needle (DTN) time for AIS care, we implemented a stroke simulation training program for neurology residents and nursing staff in a comprehensive stroke center. Methods : Acute stroke simulation training was implemented for first-year neurology residents in July 2011...
February 2018: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465047/knowledge-and-practice-of-standard-precautions-by-health-care-workers-in-a-tertiary-health-institution-in-enugu-nigeria
#4
S U Arinze-Onyia, A C Ndu, E N Aguwa, I Modebe, U N Nwamoh
Background: Standard precautions (SPs) are crucial in protecting both health-care workers (HCWs) and patients from nosocomial infections. This study assessed the knowledge and practices of SP among HCWs in tertiary health-care facilities. Methods: This descriptive study was done in October 2014 among 629 HCWs at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State. A pretested questionnaire was used and analysis done using SPSS version 13. Results: The HCWs studied were 629, mostly females (64...
February 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463211/team-up-for-quality-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol-focused-on-preventing-pressure-ulcers-through-repositioning-frequency-and-precipitating-factors
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Tracey L Yap, Susan M Kennerly, Susan D Horn, Nancy Bergstrom, Santanu Datta, Cathleen Colon-Emeric
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers/injuries (PrUs), a critical concern for nursing homes (NH), are responsible for chronic wounds, amputations, septic infections, and premature deaths. PrUs occur most commonly in older adults and NH residence is a risk factor for their development, with at least one of every nine U.S. NH residents experiencing a PrU and many NHs having high incidence and prevalence rates, in some instances well over 20%. PrU direct treatment costs are greater than prevention costs, making prevention-focused protocols critical...
February 20, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460959/identifying-and-prioritizing-topics-for-evidence-based-geriatric-nursing-practice-guidelines-in-korea
#6
S Kim, K Kim, S J Kim
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing population of elderly individuals in Korea, there are no evidence-based geriatric nursing practice guidelines. AIM: This study aimed to identify and prioritize topics related to the development of evidence-based geriatric nursing practice guidelines in long-term care facilities in Korea. METHODS: To identify potential topics, 89 nurses responded to a questionnaire on activities that require further evidence and/or standardization in the long-term care facility setting...
February 20, 2018: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460102/economic-impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-fracture-liaison-services-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#7
REVIEW
C-H Wu, I-J Kao, W-C Hung, S-C Lin, H-C Liu, M-H Hsieh, S Bagga, M Achra, T-T Cheng, R-S Yang
Fracture liaison services (FLS), implemented in different ways and countries, are reported to be a cost-effective or even a cost-saving secondary fracture prevention strategy. This presumed favorable cost-benefit relationship is encouraging and lends support to expanded implementation of FLS per International Osteoporosis Foundation Best Practice Standards. This study summarizes the economic impact and cost-effectiveness of FLS implemented to reduce subsequent fractures in individuals with osteoporosis. This systematic review identified studies reporting economic outcomes for FLS in osteoporotic patients aged 50 and older through a comprehensive search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central, and PubMed of studies published January, 2000 to December, 2016...
February 19, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459196/a-student-assessment-tool-for-standardized-patient-simulations-sat-sps-psychometric-analysis
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Cristina Castro-Yuste, María José García-Cabanillas, María Jesús Rodríguez-Cornejo, Concepción Carnicer-Fuentes, Olga Paloma-Castro, Luis Javier Moreno-Corral
BACKGROUND: The evaluation of the level of clinical competence acquired by the student is a complex process that must meet various requirements to ensure its quality. The psychometric analysis of the data collected by the assessment tools used is a fundamental aspect to guarantee the student's competence level. AIM: To conduct a psychometric analysis of an instrument which assesses clinical competence in nursing students at simulation stations with standardized patients in OSCE-format tests...
February 8, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459195/cultural-adaptation-and-validation-of-the-lasater-clinical-judgment-rubric-in-nursing-students-in-spain
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Montserrat Román-Cereto, Silvia García-Mayor, Shakira Kaknani-Uttumchandani, Marina García-Gámez, Alvaro León-Campos, Eloisa Fernández-Ordóñez, Maria Luisa Ruiz-García, C Martí-García, Inmaculada López-Leiva, Kathie Lasater, José Miguel Morales-Asencio
BACKGROUND: The clinical judgment and decision-making abilities of nurses can influence many health outcomes, hence the importance of addressing these qualities in university studies. In this respect, clinical simulation is a commonly employed teaching method. The evaluation of simulation activities requires standardised instruments, such as the Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, which is widely used for this purpose, although a culturally adapted and validated version in Spain is not available...
February 9, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459193/personal-domains-assessed-in-multiple-mini-interviews-mmis-for-healthcare-student-selection-a-narrative-synthesis-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alison Callwood, Kamalan Jeevaratnam, Grigorios Kotronoulas, Annegret Schneider, Liane Lewis, Vishna Devi Nadarajah
OBJECTIVES: To examine the personal domains multiple mini interviews (MMIs) are being designed to assess, explore how they were determined and contextualise such domains in current and future healthcare student selection processes DESIGN: A systematic review of empirical research reporting on MMI model design was conducted from database inception to November 2017. DATA SOURCES: Twelve electronic bibliographic databases. REVIEW METHODS: Evidence was extracted from original studies, and integrated in a narrative synthesis guided by the PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews...
January 31, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457950/knowledge-and-skills-of-critical-care-nurses-in-assisting-with-intubation
#11
Chris Williams, Andrew Parry
Assisting with tracheal intubation is an aspect of clinical practice that requires knowledge and skill if the procedure is to be carried out in a timely and safe manner. Maintaining this knowledge and skill requires good quality education and regular opportunities to practise. These two factors appear to be inconsistent in critical care units. This article details an audit performed on a large tertiary referral centre critical care unit. It was undertaken in two phases: the first was a self-assessment of knowledge and the second was a practical assessment of the audit subjects in a simulated setting...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457258/quality-of-prescribing-by-physicians-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants-in-the-united-states
#12
Shiyin Jiao, Irene B Murimi, Randall S Stafford, Ramin Mojtabai, G Caleb Alexander
OBJECTIVE: Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have increasingly broad prescribing authority in the United States, yet little is known regarding how the quality of their prescribing practices compares to that of physicians. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of prescribing practices of physicians and non-physician providers. METHODS: A serial cross-sectional analysis of the 2006-2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) was performed...
February 19, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454877/egyptian-and-jordanian-nurse-educators-perception-of-barriers-preventing-the-implementation-of-evidence-based-practice-a-cross-sectional-study
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Naglaa F A Youssef, Ali Alshraifeen, Karimeh Alnuaimi, Penney Upton
BACKGROUND: Studies discussing nurse educators' attitudes, knowledge/skills, practicing of evidence-based practice (EBP) and barriers encountered towards implementation is somewhat limited. OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to identify the attitudes, perceived knowledge/skills, and implementation of evidence-based as perceived by nurse educators, in Egyptian and Jordanian universities, and to assess factors preventing them from adopting it in nursing program. DESIGN/SETTING/RESPONDENTS/METHODS: A cross-sectional design was conducted including two groups from Egypt and Jordan...
February 10, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454293/health-professions-faculty-beliefs-confidence-use-and-perceptions-of-organizational-culture-and-readiness-for-ebp-a-cross-sectional-descriptive-survey
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Kerry A Milner, Holly B Bradley, Tammy Lampley
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is an essential skill and ethical obligation for all practicing health professions clinicians because of its strong association with improved health outcomes. Emerging evidence suggests that faculty who prepare these clinicians lack proficiency to teach EBP. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe; 1) health profession faculty beliefs about and confidence in their ability to teach and implement EBP, 2) use of EBP for education, 3) organizational culture and readiness for EBP; and to determine whether relationships exist among these variables...
February 8, 2018: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444696/bedside-analysis-of-the-sublingual-microvascular-glycocalyx-in-the-emergency-room-and-intensive-care-unit-the-glyconurse-study
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Alexandros Rovas, Alexander-Henrik Lukasz, Hans Vink, Marc Urban, Jan Sackarnd, Hermann Pavenstädt, Philipp Kümpers
BACKGROUND: Deterioration of the endothelial glycocalyx (eGC), a protective carbohydrate-rich layer lining the luminal surface of the endothelium, plays a key role in vascular barrier dysfunction and eventually organ-failure in systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis. Early detection of glycocalyx damage could thus become an important goal in critical care. This study was designed to determine the feasibility and reproducibility of quantitative, real-time glycocalyx measurements performed at bedside in the emergency room (ER) and intensive care unit (ICU)...
February 14, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443439/complexity-of-the-relationships-of-pain-posttraumatic-stress-and-depression-in-combat-injured-populations-an-integrative-review-to-inform-evidence-based-practice
#16
Nicholas A Giordano, Christine Bader, Therese S Richmond, Rosemary C Polomano
BACKGROUND: Understanding the complex interrelationships between combat injuries, physical health, and mental health symptoms is critical to addressing the healthcare needs of wounded military personnel and veterans. The relationship between injury characteristics, pain, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression among combat-injured military personnel is unique to modern conflicts and understudied in the nursing literature. AIM: This integrative review synthesizes clinical presentations and relationships of combat injury, PTSD, depression, and pain in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) United States military service members and veterans...
February 14, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442472/safe-transfusion-of-blood-components
#17
Alister Jones
Administering the wrong blood component to the wrong patient can have serious clinical consequences, including death. Patients have a right to safe clinical practice in line with nurses' professional standards and code of conduct, and other healthcare regulatory frameworks. Transfusion of blood components is no exception to this; therefore, it is important for healthcare organisations to have policies in place to support healthcare practitioners in ensuring patient safety throughout the transfusion process...
February 14, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438575/primary-care-professionals-providing-non-urgent-care-in-hospital-emergency-departments
#18
REVIEW
Daniela Gonçalves-Bradley, Jaspreet K Khangura, Gerd Flodgren, Rafael Perera, Brian H Rowe, Sasha Shepperd
BACKGROUND: In many countries emergency departments (EDs) are facing an increase in demand for services, long waits, and severe crowding. One response to mitigate overcrowding has been to provide primary care services alongside or within hospital EDs for patients with non-urgent problems. However, it is unknown how this impacts the quality of patient care and the utilisation of hospital resources, or if it is cost-effective. This is the first update of the original Cochrane Review published in 2012...
February 13, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436879/an-exploration-of-the-perspectives-of-associate-nurse-unit-managers-regarding-the-implementation-of-smoke-free-policies-in-adult-mental-health-inpatient-units
#19
Tania D Dean, Wendy Cross, Ian Munro
CONTEXT: In Adult Mental Health Inpatient Units, it is not unexpected that leadership of Associate Nurse Unit Managers contributes to successful implementation of smoke-free policies. AIM: In light of challenges facing mental health nursing, and limited research describing their leadership and the role it plays in addressing smoke-free policy implementation, the aim of this study is to explore Associate Nurse Unit Managers perspectives' regarding the implementation of smoke-free policies, which were introduced on 1 July, 2015...
February 13, 2018: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432336/limited-documentation-and-treatment-quality-of-glycemic-inpatient-care-in-relation-to-structural-deficits-of-heterogeneous-insulin-charts-at-a-large-university-hospital
#20
Julia Kopanz, Katharina M Lichtenegger, Gerald Sendlhofer, Barbara Semlitsch, Gerald Cuder, Andreas Pak, Thomas R Pieber, Christa Tax, Gernot Brunner, Johannes Plank
OBJECTIVES: Insulin charts represent a key component in the inpatient glycemic management process. The aim was to evaluate the quality of structure, documentation, and treatment of diabetic inpatient care to design a new standardized insulin chart for a large university hospital setting. METHODS: Historically grown blank insulin charts in use at 39 general wards were collected and evaluated for quality structure features. Documentation and treatment quality were evaluated in a consecutive snapshot audit of filled-in charts...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
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