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K A Hollowed, T E Travis, M H Jordan, J W Shupp
Education of first responders and referring medical professionals is considered vital to high-quality burn care. Prior to 1999, the community education program at The Burn Center of MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC) was staffed by ICU nurses who volunteered their time. As the program became more popular in the mid-1990s, the requests for lectures exceeded the capacity of a volunteer program. A request to hospital administration for a full-time education coordinator position was rejected in the climate of budget cut-backs and declining reimbursement...
December 31, 2015: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
Kelly W Reeves, Yhenneko Taylor, Hazel Tapp, Thomas Ludden, Lindsay E Shade, Beth Burton, Cheryl Courtlandt, Michael Dulin
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a common childhood chronic lung disease affecting greater than 10% of children in the United States. School nurses are in a unique position to close gaps in care. Indeed, effective asthma management is more likely to result when providers, family, and schools work together to optimize the patient's treatment plan. Currently, effective communication between schools and healthcare systems through electronic medical record (EMR) systems remains a challenge. The goal of this feasibility pilot was to link the school-based care team with primary care providers in the healthcare system network via electronic communication through the EMR, on behalf of pediatric asthma patients who had been hospitalized for an asthma exacerbation...
October 19, 2016: Applied Clinical Informatics
Sharon Elizabeth Metcalfe, Judy Neubrander
In 2010, the Institute of Medicine made a recommendation in The Future of Nursing Report to diversify the student population of the health care professions in order to provide increasing minority providers to meet the culturally competent needs of the growing multicultural populations of the United States (Institute of Medicine, 2010). The Nursing Network and Careers and Technology Nurse Mentoring Program provides a nursing mentor to underrepresented ethnic minority and educationally disadvantaged students and a significant scholarship and stipend for tuition and monthly living expenses...
September 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
S Y Liaw, L T Wu, E Holroyd, W Wang, V Lopez, S Lim, Y L Chow
BACKGROUND: Internationally, and particularly in Singapore, health education institutions are facing challenges in attracting school leavers to enter nursing courses. OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors influencing the career choice of Singaporean healthcare students and determine the deterrents in choosing nursing as a career choice. DESIGN: An exploratory descriptive qualitative study design was used. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-nine healthcare students from three higher education institutions were recruited...
September 19, 2016: International Nursing Review
Andrew Lilley, Leanne Turner
INTRODUCTION: The local Clinical Commissioning Group has funded an innovative one-year pilot project to assess the value of providing specialist paediatric pharmacist and physiotherapist support direct to families and health care professionals (GP's, community pharmacists, practice nurses etc.) regarding asthma in the primary care setting. Currently no such support is provided within community setting by physiotherapy or pharmacy. METHODS: Joint holistic reviews by the clinical specialist physiotherapist and specialist paediatric pharmacist were performed in the patient's home environment or school...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Greer Glazer, Angela Clark, Karen Bankston, Jennifer Danek, Malika Fair, Julia Michaels
UNLABELLED: Research shows that holistic admissions review practices can increase diversity across students without decreasing the workforce preparedness and academic success of students. Therefore, many disciplines have readily adopted the widespread use of holistic admissions review. Despite its proven effectiveness in addressing student diversity, nursing has been slow to implement holistic admissions review. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of the barriers to implementing holistic admissions review in nursing and the feasibility of adopting holistic admissions review across nursing programs...
July 2016: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Ted A Murray, David C Pole, Erica M Ciarlo, Shearon Holmes
AIM: The purpose of this article is to describe a collaborative project designed to recruit and retain students from underrepresented minorities and disadvantaged backgrounds into nursing education. BACKGROUND: Ethnic minorities remain underrepresented in the nursing workforce in comparison to the general population. The numbers of minorities enrolled in nursing education programs are insufficient to meet the health care workforce diversity needs of the future. METHOD: High school students were provided with a preprofessional education program to prepare them for admission into a nursing program...
May 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Maria G Benedetti, Silayan Erfe Delayon, Marco Colangeli, Federica Parisini, Stefano Ferrari, Marco Manfrini, Isabella Springhetti
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation plays an important role in improving functional outcome in patients operated on musculoskeletal tumors. Literature in the field is scarce and the specific needs for rehabilitation of these patients are still unknown. AIM: To analyze the rehabilitation needs of patients with primary malignant musculoskeletal tumours. DESIGN: Observational, longitudinal study on both inpatient and outpatient operated on musculoskeletal tumours...
June 28, 2016: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Deborah Christie, Rebecca Thompson, Mary Sawtell, Elizabeth Allen, John Cairns, Felicity Smith, Elizabeth Jamieson, Katrina Hargreaves, Anne Ingold, Lucy Brooks, Meg Wiggins, Sandy Oliver, Rebecca Jones, Diana Elbourne, Andreia Santos, Ian C K Wong, Simon O'Neil, Vicki Strange, Peter Hindmarsh, Francesca Annan, Russell M Viner
INTRODUCTION: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in children and adolescents is increasing worldwide with a particular increase in children <5 years. Fewer than 1 in 6 children and adolescents achieve recommended glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) values. METHODS: A pragmatic, cluster-randomized controlled trial assessed the efficacy of a clinic-based structured educational group incorporating psychological approaches to improve long-term glycemic control, quality of life and psychosocial functioning in children and adolescents with T1D...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Eileen D Curl, Sheila Smith, Le Ann Chisholm, Leah Anne McGee, Kumar Das
AIM: The focus of this research study was the evaluation of the effectiveness of using high-fidelity simulations to replace 50 percent of traditional clinical experiences in obstetrics, pediatrics, critical care, and mental health nursing. BACKGROUND: Increasing student admissions to nursing programs require additional clinical learning opportunities to accommodate extra students. METHOD: Three schools with associate degree nursing programs partnered to identify, implement, and evaluate a creative solution to this dilemma...
March 2016: Nursing Education Perspectives
Byung-kwan Yoo, Tzu-chun Lin, Minchul Kim, Tomoko Sasaki, Joanne Spetz
Registered nurses (RN) who held prior health-related employment in occupations other than licensed practical or vocational nursing (LPN/LVN) are reported to have increased rapidly in the past decades. Researchers examined whether prior health-related employment affects RN workforce supply. A cross-sectional bivariate probit model using the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses was esti- mated. Prior health-related employment in relatively lower-wage occupations, such as allied health, clerk, or nursing aide, was positively associated with working s an RN...
January 2016: Nursing Economic$
Laura R Kair, Tarah T Colaizy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Late preterm birth (at 34-36 6/7 weeks' gestation) is a risk factor for early breastfeeding cessation. The objective of this study was to determine barriers to and facilitators of breastfeeding continuation among late preterm infants (LPI) and to compare the barriers faced by LPI admitted to the well nursery versus the NICU. METHODS: The SAS Complex Survey was used to perform multivariable logistic regression analysis by using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System...
May 2016: Hospital Pediatrics
Chia-Hsin Cheng
BACKGROUND: Prior studies indicate that the perception of nursing image heldx by nursing students influences the attitudes of these students toward nursing care and their future professional role identity as nurses. However, few studies have investigated this issue in Taiwan in recent years. PURPOSE: To examine the perceptions of nursing image held by third- and fourth-year baccalaureate nursing students and the factors that influence these perceptions. METHODS: The present study employed a cross-sectional survey design...
April 2016: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
Linda L Madaris, Mirian Onyebueke, Janet Liebman, Allyson Martin
The complex nature of spinal cord injury (SCI) and the level of care required for health maintenance frequently result in repeated hospital admissions for recurrent medical complications. Prolonged hospitalizations of persons with SCI have been linked to the increased risk of hospital-acquired infections and development or worsening pressure ulcers. An evidence-based alternative for providing hospital-level care to patients with specific diagnoses who are willing to receive that level of care in the comfort of their home is being implemented in a Department of Veterans Affairs SCI Home Care Program...
April 2016: Nursing Administration Quarterly
Greer Glazer, Laura F Startsman, Karen Bankston, Julia Michaels, Jennifer C Danek, Malika Fair
Health profession schools use interviews during the admissions process to identify certain non-cognitive skills that are needed for success in diverse, inter-professional settings. This study aimed to assess the use of interviews during the student admissions process across health disciplines at schools in the United States of America in 2014. The type and frequency of non-cognitive skills assessed were also evaluated. Descriptive methods were used to analyze a sample of interview rubrics collected as part of a national survey on admissions in the health professions, which surveyed 228 schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, and public health...
2016: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
Shannon Reidt, Stephanie Sibicky, Ashley Yarabinec
OBJECTIVE: To describe two innovative practice models that expand pharmacy services within a nursing facility's transitional care unit (TCU) to meet the needs of patients transitioning to subacute or community care. SETTING: TCU in a hospital-based vs. a community-based facility. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: The two TCUs involved in these practices differ in that one is hospital-owned and the other is community-based and run by a nonprofit organization...
January 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
Hidechika Akashi, Yasuyo Osanai, Rumiko Akashi
Human resources are an important factor in establishing universal health coverage (UHC). We examined Japan's health policies related to development of human resources for health (HRH) toward establishing UHC, and tried to formulate a model for other countries wanting to introduce UHC through reviewing existing data and documents related to Japan's history in developing HRH. In the results, there were four phases of HRH development in Japan: Phase 1 involved a shortage of HRH; Phase 2 was characterized by rapid production of less-educated HRH; Phase 3 involved introduction of quality improvement procedures such as upgrade education for nursing staff or licensing examination for physicians; Phase 4 was characterized by a predominance of formal health professionals...
October 2015: Bioscience Trends
Elana Curtis, Erena Wikaire, Yannan Jiang, Louise McMillan, Robert Loto, Airini, Papaarangi Reid
BACKGROUND: Universities should provide flexible and inclusive selection and admission policies to increase equity in access and outcomes for indigenous and ethnic minority students. This study investigates an equity-targeted admissions process, involving a Multiple Mini Interview and objective testing, advising Māori and Pacific students on their best starting point for academic success towards a career in medicine, nursing, health sciences and pharmacy. METHODS: All Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS) interviewees enrolled in bridging/foundation or degree-level programmes at the University of Auckland were identified (2009 to 2012)...
2015: BMC Medical Education
Cindy Stout, Short Nancy, Kelly Aldrich, R Jacob Cintron, Elias Provencio-Vasquez
In collaboration with the University of Texas at El Paso, nurse leadership at Del Sol Medical Center implemented an internship program for nursing students in the final semester of a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program. The medical center experienced an increase in the proportion of BSN-prepared nurses, decreased orientation full-time equivalents (FTE), and lowered operating costs. The university experienced highly satisfied and competent new graduate nurses. The nurse interns averaged a 91.9% in-hospital registered nurse (RN) competency completion rate during the internship...
May 2015: Nursing Economic$
M Michelle Jiménez, Eduardo Mantilla, Carlos A Huayanay-Espinoza, Karina Gil, Hernán García, J Jaime Miranda
OBJECTIVES: To describe the availability and demand of professional training programs for eight health science professions in Peru. Study the profiles of the physicians, nurses and midwives that these programs train and their competencies to work at the primary health care level. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study using data on the volume of applicants, students and graduates of these eight professional training programs during the period 2007 - 2011. In addition, the curricula of professional training programs for physicians, nurses and midwives from public and private universities were analyzed, along with competency profiles developed by Professional Colleges and the Ministry of Health...
January 2015: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
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