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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338485/creation-of-a-regional-human-milk-assembly-a-model-to-influence-practice-and-policy-change-in-the-nicu
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Diane L Spatz, Amanda Evans, Elizabeth Froh
BACKGROUND: The 2011 Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding highlights a need for optimizing lactation-based education for all health professionals; however, few schools of nursing and medicine offer lactation-based curriculum. In an effort to address these gaps in education and care, the director of the lactation program at a large urban children's hospital developed and instituted the annual regional Human Milk Assembly (HMA), a half-day collaborative meeting of the hospital's regional and referral hospitals' neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nursing staff, to address lactation-based educational and training needs of all participating institutions...
March 23, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334558/feasibility-and-added-value-of-executive-walkrounds-in-long-term-care-organizations-in-the-netherlands
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Loes van Dusseldorp, Getty Huisman-de Waal, Hub Hamers, Gert Westert, Lisette Schoonhoven
BACKGROUND: Currently available tools for the management of safety in health care are largely based on quantitative management information. Executive WalkRounds (WalkRounds [WR]) seems useful as a leadership tool to detect "soft signals"-alerts of unsafe situations or practices-and to enhance the mutual trust between frontline staff and the board of directors. The majority of the research on WR has been performed in hospitals. Therefore, a study was conducted to assess how the boards of directors of long term care organizations value WR as a leadership tool to perceive soft signals, and whether soft signals are of added value to enhance patient safety...
December 2016: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333790/characteristics-of-nurse-directors-that-contribute-to-registered-nurse-satisfaction
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Debra Burke, Jane Flanagan, Marianne Ditomassi, Patricia A Hickey
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore RNs and nurse directors' (NDs') perceptions of leadership on units with high RN satisfaction scores. BACKGROUND: Identifying the characteristics of NDs that contribute to RN satisfaction is important in the recruitment and retention of RNs and in the selection and role development of NDs. METHODS: This study used a qualitative design using appreciative inquiry-guided data collection. RESULTS: Nine RNs and 9 NDs met the inclusion criteria...
April 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333597/when-is-parenteral-nutrition-appropriate
#4
Patricia Worthington, Jane Balint, Matthew Bechtold, Angela Bingham, Lingtak-Neander Chan, Sharon Durfee, Andrea K Jevenn, Ainsley Malone, Maria Mascarenhas, Daniel T Robinson, Beverly Holcombe
Parenteral nutrition (PN) represents one of the most notable achievements of modern medicine, serving as a therapeutic modality for all age groups across the healthcare continuum. PN offers a life-sustaining option when intestinal failure prevents adequate oral or enteral nutrition. However, providing nutrients by vein is an expensive form of nutrition support, and serious adverse events can occur. In an effort to provide clinical guidance regarding PN therapy, the Board of Directors of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) convened a task force to develop consensus recommendations regarding appropriate PN use...
March 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294007/-learn-from-the-people-you-meet
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Dawn Jarvis qualified as an enrolled nurse in 1987, converting to a registered nurse in 1993 and then a registered sick children's nurse in 1995. She has held many clinical and managerial roles as a children's nurse, including lead nurse in a paediatric high dependency unit, and programme director for children's and maternity services. She is now nursing programme lead for NHS England.
March 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284366/-state-of-development-of-the-role-of-academic-nursing-staff-at-german-university-hospitals-in-2015
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Antje Tannen, Johanna Feuchtinger, Barbara Strohbücker, Andreas Kocks
INTRODUCTION: In order to meet the requirements of the increasing complexity of patient care it is recommended to promote more differentiated nursing staff structures and to integrate academic nurses, which is international standard and recommended by the German Science Council. The implementation level is unclear. What is the percentage of nurses with an academic degree at German university hospitals, and what are their task profiles? METHOD: Standardised written survey by nursing directors of all 32 German university hospitals and medical universities in 2015...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283648/veterinary-nursing-champion
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Belinda Andrews-Jones was recently appointed director of veterinary nursing at CVS; she is currently studying for a Masters degree in veterinary education.
March 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279073/end-of-life-care-and-discussions-in-japanese-geriatric-health-service-facilities
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Asako Kanoh, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Satoru Tsuneto, Shoji Yokoya
BACKGROUND: Geriatric health service facilities (GHSFs) play important roles as intermediate care facilities for elderly individuals temporarily when they need rehabilitation before returning home. However, the number of residents spending their end-of-life (EOL) period in such facilities is increasing. To improve the quality of EOL care, end-of-life discussions (EOLDs) are recommended by some guidelines and studies. AIM: This study aimed to clarify the current practice of EOL care and EOLDs in GHSFs in Japan...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272781/survey-to-child-adolescent-psychiatry-and-developmental-behavioral-pediatric-training-directors-to-expand-psychiatric-mental-health-training-to-nurse-practitioners
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Richard H Schwartz, Mary C O'Laughlen, Joshua Kim
BACKGROUND: There is an ongoing shortage of child mental health professionals. Nurse practitioners (NPs) who completed behavioral and mental health training have proven that they can diagnose and manage many pediatric problems. PURPOSE: To ask the training directors of both child/adolescent psychiatry (CAP) and developmental/behavioral pediatric (DBP) programs about their receptivity and willingness to give additional training for NPs who provide care to children with behavioral and mental health issues and examine the main obstacles to the development of such programs...
March 8, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271749/-always-listen-more-and-talk-less
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Gwen Moulster devoted her 40-year nursing career to improving the care of adults and children with a learning disability, with roles including clinical nurse specialist, lead nurse, and associate director of nursing. Last year she was awarded an OBE for services to nursing and people with a learning disability, and was part of a team that won the learning disability nursing award at the RCNi Nurse Awards 2016. She retired from the NHS last year and now works as an independent consultant nurse and honorary teaching fellow at Kingston University...
March 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247817/setting-the-bar-high
#11
Alison Whyte
[Figure: see text] Clare Eaton, Gaynor Harrison and Penny Phillips are justifiably proud of the steps they've introduced to improve care for patients in Wales. Between them they have helped transform continence services, establish consistency in diabetes care, and create a Hygge-style environment for nursing home residents with schizophrenia. 'These are three very personal accounts of how frontline nurses view their roles,' says RCN Wales director Tina Donnelly. 'At the heart of each account is the compassion to deliver better services that meet their patients' needs...
March 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224861/-to-get-to-the-top-you-must-be-prepared-to-take-risks
#12
Alison Moore
Black and minority ethnic (BME) nurses have been a mainstay of the NHS since it was founded, but only a handful of directors of nursing are from a BME background.
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224845/-i-love-transforming-services
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With a background in critical and end of life care, Fiona Murphy has dedicated most of her 30-year nursing career to helping dying patients and their families. In 2002, she became donor liaison sister at Manchester's Royal Bolton Hospital, and her pioneering work in implementing a nurse-led bereavement and donation service saw her named Nursing Standard Nurse of the Year in 2011. She was awarded an MBE last year for services to nursing, bereavement services and organ donation, and is assistant director of nursing at Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust...
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222754/exploring-stakeholders-perceptions-of-a-task-shifting-strategy-for-hypertension-control-in-ghana-a-qualitative-study
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Juliet Iwelunmor, Joyce Gyamfi, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Sarah Blackstone, Nana Kofi Quakyi, Michael Ntim, Ferdinand Zizi, Kwasi Yeboah-Awudzi, Alexis Nang-Belfubah, Gbenga Ogedegbe
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to explore stakeholders' perception of an on-going evidence-based task-shifting strategy for hypertension (TASSH) in 32 community health centers and district hospitals in Ghana. METHODS: Using focus group discussions and in-depth interviews, qualitative data were obtained from 81 key stakeholders including patients, nurses, and site directors of participating community health centers involved in the TASSH trial. Qualitative data were analyzed using open and axial coding techniques...
February 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207841/barriers-and-enablers-to-the-implementation-of-the-6-pack-falls-prevention-program-a-pre-implementation-study-in-hospitals-participating-in-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Darshini R Ayton, Anna L Barker, Renata T Morello, Caroline A Brand, Jason Talevski, Fiona S Landgren, Mayer M Melhem, Evelyn Bian, Sandra G Brauer, Keith D Hill, Patricia M Livingston, Mari Botti
Evidence for effective falls prevention interventions in acute wards is limited. One reason for this may be suboptimal program implementation. This study aimed to identify perceived barriers and enablers of the implementation of the 6-PACK falls prevention program to inform the implementation in a randomised controlled trial. Strategies to optimise successful implementation of 6-PACK were also sought. A mixed-methods approach was applied in 24 acute wards from 6 Australian hospitals. Participants were nurses working on participating wards and senior hospital staff including Nurse Unit Managers; senior physicians; Directors of Nursing; and senior personnel involved in quality and safety or falls prevention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199376/acceptability-of-the-6-pack-falls-prevention-program-a-pre-implementation-study-in-hospitals-participating-in-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Anna L Barker, Renata T Morello, Darshini R Ayton, Keith D Hill, Caroline A Brand, Patricia M Livingston, Mari Botti
There is limited evidence to support the effectiveness of falls prevention interventions in the acute hospital setting. The 6-PACK falls prevention program includes a fall-risk tool; 'falls alert' signs; supervision of patients in the bathroom; ensuring patients' walking aids are within reach; toileting regimes; low-low beds; and bed/chair alarms. This study explored the acceptability of the 6-PACK program from the perspective of nurses and senior staff prior to its implementation in a randomised controlled trial...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198759/how-specialty-certification-influences-professional-practice
#17
Sharon Vanairsdale
Certified Nurses Day (March 19) honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through board certification in their specialty. In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, Sharon Vanairsdale, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, NP-C, CEN, program director for Emory University Hospital's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, discusses the value of certification, what it means to her professional practice, and how it helps to champion her work. Ms Vanairsdale is triple certified as a certified emergency nurse, an adult clinical nurse specialist, and an adult nurse practitioner...
March 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181846/attitudes-and-preferences-concerning-interprofessional-education-of-first-year-students-and-experienced-medical-and-nursing-staff
#18
Stephan Kolb, Thomas Vasilakis, Barbara Stein, Jessica Stadelmann, Angelika Münzinger, Gabriele Fley, Isabel Hach, Marco Jassmann, Jürgen Härlein
In order to enhance patient outcome and patient safety in healthcare, interprofessional education (IPE) has over the years become a specific area of interest focusing on teaching concepts, research methods, and implementation strategies. To achieve commitment and positive attitudes as part of the institutional readiness towards IPE, the adoption of change management aspects can support its early implementation. This short report presents results of a baseline survey on attitudes and preferences for IPE among first-year students in medicine and nursing, as well as among chief physicians, nurse directors, and administrative directors at the associated university hospital...
March 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176553/emergency-pressures-in-ni-intolerable
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A&E nurses in Northern Ireland are working in 'intolerable' conditions' according to the RCN's director for the country.
February 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156560/improvements-in-communication-and-engagement-of-advance-care-planning-in-adults-with-metastatic-cancer-through-a-targeted-team-approach
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Lalan S Wilfong, Margaret Rhoads, Mary Ann Cagle, Cynthia B Taniguchi
14 Background: Advance care planning (ACP) continues to be a vital part of comprehensive, person-centered cancer care. A large community oncology practice performed a targeted approach to improve patient engagement of ACP. A process improvement project with three goals was set: increasing ACP referrals, ACP counseling visits and completed Values Assessment (VA) instrument. A leadership team consisting of practice director, physician, nurse manager, and nurse practitioner was developed with ownership of roles and responsibilities...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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