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Lisa J Sundean, E Carol Polifroni, Kathryn Libal, Jacqueline M McGrath
BACKGROUND: Inclusion of nurses on boards (NOB) to enhance health care transformation is recommended; however, there is no research-based rationale for NOB. PURPOSE: To articulate the rationale for NOB in the voices of nurses who serve. METHODS: An explanatory sequential mixed methods design was used with priority on the quantitative strand (Delphi method). The qualitative strand was accomplished with focus groups. DISCUSSION: Twenty-nine NOB participants (Delphi phase) and nine NOB participants (focus groups) agreed the rationale for NOB is embedded in specific knowledge, skills, and perspectives that nurses contribute for boardroom discussions and policymaking...
December 11, 2017: Nursing Outlook
Roy K Chen
Past research has shown that there is a pattern of systematic grade inflation in higher education in the U.S. As a result, it is difficult for prospective employers and graduate school admission directors to distinguish bright candidates when recruiting new graduates. The purpose of this study was two-fold: 1) to determine the grading patterns of four academic departments (i.e., rehabilitation services, communication science and disorders, social work, and nursing) in an allied health college at a large public university over time, and 2) to consider which instructor demographic factors and course characteristics might influence the grading patterns...
2018: Journal of Allied Health
Rachel E Patzer, Mohua Basu, Kayla D Smith, Laura Plantinga, Sumit Mohan, Cam Escoffery, Joyce J Kim, Taylor Melanson, Stephen O Pastan
It is unknown whether dialysis facility staff are aware of the new kidney allocation system implemented in December 2014, which changed how deceased donor kidneys are allocated and waiting time is calculated. U.S. dialysis facilities with low annual waitlisting (<15.2%) were surveyed as part of a large randomized study. Among 653 facilities, 57.9% of staff were aware of the policy change, with medical directors (84.4%) being more aware than social workers (73.3%), facility administrators (53.1%), nurse managers (46...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Nephrology
Heather V Nelson-Brantley, Debra J Ford, Karen L Miller, Kristin A Stegenga, Robert H Lee, Marjorie J Bott
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to understand how nurses in a 25-bed critical-access hospital (CAH) led change to become the 1st to achieve Magnet®. BACKGROUND: Approximately 21% of the US population lives in rural areas served by CAHs. Rural nurse executives are particularly challenged with limited resources. METHODS: Staff nurses, nurse managers, interprofessional care providers, the chief nursing officer, and board of directors (n = 27) were interviewed...
March 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Pamela Courtney, Lisa Parnell, Maria Hayden, Cheryl Johnson, Tracy Phillips
This article discusses how a group of directors and nursing staff in a rural hospital created an innovative unit meeting model using electronic technology to communicate with staff in a more meaningful manner and still comply with regulatory requirements and 2-way information needs.
March 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Évelyne Diebolt
A Frenchwoman, Anna Hamilton (1864-1935), daughter of a Franco-English couple, reads with passion the works of Florence Nightingale and takes an interest in nursing. In order to practice it, she first passes the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in self-education and registers at the Marseille medical school. She wants to prepare a medical thesis on the nursing staff in the hospitals in Europe and is conducting an investigation throughout Europe. She passed her thesis on June 15, 1900 entitled ?Considerations on hospital nurses?...
February 2, 2018: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
Carlos G Osorio
Dr. Cora Mayers Glehy, was the director of the Nursing School, head of the Department of Health Education of the General Health Office, a founding member of the Pediatric Society and Dr. Alfredo Demaría Andreani, was a prominent student leader, first sanitarian graduated in the University of John Hopkins, director of Health, professor of the Chair of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine. Both were brilliant academics of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Chile in the early 1930's and great achievements were expected from them by the medical and university community...
September 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
Maria L Steele, Brenda Talley, Karen H Frith
PURPOSE: Medication safety and error reduction has been studied in acute and long-term care settings, but little research is found in the literature regarding mental health settings. Because mental health settings are complex, medication administration is vulnerable to a variety of errors from transcription to administration. The purpose of this study was to analyze critical factors related to a mental health work system structure and processes that threaten safe medication administration practices...
February 2018: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
Isabel A Barata, Joriane M Stadnyck, Meredith Akerman, Kate OʼNeill, Jill Castaneda, Anupama Subramony, Paula Fessler, Charles Schleien, John DʼAngelo
STUDY OBJECTIVE: A gap analysis of emergency departments' (EDs') pediatric readiness across a health system was performed after the appointment of a service line health system pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) quality director. METHODS: A 55-question survey was completed by each eligible ED to generate a weighted pediatric readiness score (WPRS). The survey included questions regarding volume, ED configuration, presence of a pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC), quality initiatives, policies and procedures, and equipment...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Philip Ayizem Dalinjong, Alex Y Wang, Caroline S E Homer
INTRODUCTION: The free maternal health policy was implemented in Ghana in 2008 under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The policy sought to eliminate out of pocket (OOP) payments and enhance the utilisation of maternal health services. It is unclear whether the policy had altered OOP payments for services. The study explored views on costs and actual OOP payments during pregnancy. The source of funding for payments was also explored. METHODS: A convergent parallel mixed methods design, involving quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches...
2018: PloS One
Rebecca Floyd
The following manuscript is the finalist 2017 Richard Hader Visionary Leader Award entry, submitted to Nursing Management in recognition of Venetia Green, MSM, BSN, RN, CMSRN, director of inpatient nursing services at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Ind.
February 2018: Nursing Management
R Boche, N Nestler, J Erlenwein, E Pogatzki-Zahn
BACKGROUND: In recent years nurses have come to play a professional role in pain management. In Germany, the publication of the national expert standards on pain management in nursing resulted in nurses being educated to be pain resource nurses; however, since education has started the continuance and commitments of specialized pain nurses in clinical practice is basically unclear. The goal of this evaluation was to identify how pain resource nurses are involved in pain management and organizational aspects in German hospitals...
January 8, 2018: Der Schmerz
Lynne Wigens
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January 2018: Nursing Management
Stephen Nurse-Findlay, Melanie M Taylor, Margaret Savage, Maeve B Mello, Sanni Saliyou, Manuel Lavayen, Frederic Seghers, Michael L Campbell, Françoise Birgirimana, Leopold Ouedraogo, Morkor Newman Owiredu, Nancy Kidula, Lee Pyne-Mercier
BACKGROUND: Benzathine penicillin G (BPG) is the only recommended treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission of syphilis. Due to recent reports of country-level shortages of BPG, an evaluation was undertaken to quantify countries that have experienced shortages in the past 2 years and to describe factors contributing to these shortages. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Country-level data about BPG shortages were collected using 3 survey approaches. First, a survey designed by the WHO Department of Reproductive Health and Research was distributed to 41 countries and territories in the Americas and 41 more in Africa...
December 2017: PLoS Medicine
Steven A Schroeder, Brian Clark, Christine Cheng, Catherine B Saucedo
Smoking is much more common among persons with behavioral health conditions (mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders). Persons with these disorders are more likely to die from smoking-related causes than any other reason. Studies have shown that stopping smoking can improve mental health function, as well as improve outcomes for substance use disorders. Yet, for a variety of reasons, smoking cessation has not been integrated into the treatment of behavioral health conditions, and in many instances tobacco use was not only condoned but encouraged...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
Yaa Obirikorang, Christian Obirikorang, Enoch Odame Anto, Emmanuel Acheampong, Emmanuella Nsenbah Batu, Flora Macaulary, Christopher Kwaku Paavire, Bright Amankwaa
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the knowledge of bloodless medicine (BM) among nurses at the medical and surgical directorate of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. A paper questionnaire was administered to 322 nurses to obtain information on socio-demographic characteristics and knowledge of BM. RESULTS: More than half (52.1%) of the nurses were aware of BM. The major source of information on BM was from the internet. Out of the study population, 90.1% knew iron therapy as BM strategy...
December 19, 2017: BMC Research Notes
Andreas Hiemisch, Yve Stöbel-Richter, Gesine Grande, Elmar Brähler, Wieland Kiess
Goals Despite numerous reported deficits and an increasingly tense working environment in German hospitals, employees themselves often assess their job satisfaction as being high to very high. Hence, the board of directors does not have important arguments for sustainable improvement of working conditions. This discrepancy between working conditions and subjective satisfaction was the motivation for this work. Methods Data were acquired via an attitude survey at the University Hospital for Children and Adolescents Leipzig, with employees sub-divided into medical, nursing and administrative/technical staff...
December 15, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
Delene Volkert, Lori Candela, Matthew Bernacki
BACKGROUND: The demand for doctorally prepared nurses worldwide is higher than ever. Universities have responded with increased numbers of DNP and Ph.D. in Nursing programs. There are more doctoral nursing students than ever before yet they remain one of the least studied student populations. This is concerning given the high attrition rates reported in doctoral programs. The few studies that do exist are typically qualitative and exploratory in nature. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this national study of Ph...
December 6, 2017: Nurse Education Today
Rebecca Graystone
Clinical nurses and nurse leaders are inspiring and fostering amazing outcomes. In this column, the new Magnet Recognition Program® director discusses the expectation for dissemination of outcomes from Magnet®-designated organizations building on work presented at the 2017 National Magnet Conference™.
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Feng Zhang, Li Tian, Xiaoping Shang, Xiang Li, Rui Xue, Shuhua Cheng, Changying Chen
AIM: To examine first-line nurse managers' perceptions of safety culture and explore relationships between their safety attitudes and safety factors in Henan Province, China. BACKGROUND: Health providers' perceptions of patient safety culture have been studied widely, but little is known about first-line nurse managers' safety attitudes. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted with a convenience sample of 823 first-line nurse managers in 216 hospitals across Henan Province, China...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
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