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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538461/dnp-preparation-in-supporting-critical-skills-for-magnet%C3%A2-program-directors
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Sarah Lackey
Magnet® organizations are required to identify a Magnet program director (MPD), who plays a critical role in attaining and maintaining Magnet designation. The evidence is sparse related to qualifications or recommended educational levels of those assuming an MPD role. In this article, the author discusses how one of the DNP Essentials, clinical scholarship and the use of analytical methods for evidence-based practice, is reported to prepare nurses for the MPD role.
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537161/nursing-directors-need-help-to-make-the-most-of-role
#2
Flavia Munn
Nurse directors need more support to encourage them to stay in their posts and avoid becoming scapegoats, an RCN congress fringe event in Liverpool.
May 24, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530309/-monitoring-units-in-departments-of-internal-medicine-frequency-impact-and-satisfaction
#3
David Raveh-Brawer, Tanya Itzekson, Ruth Henshke-Bar-Meir, Noa Sylvetsky, Reuven Friedmann, Ranana Siegman, Tanya Mor, Moshe Hersch, Amos M Yinnon, Shoshana Zevin
BACKGROUND: Due to increasing numbers of elderly, seriously ill patients and shortage of ICU beds, many hospitals have established monitoring units (MU) in their medical departments. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the national prevalence of MUs in medical departments; (2) to determine the outcome of consecutively admitted MU patients; (3) to evaluate patient/ family satisfaction with care. METHODS: The case control study included all 123 patients hospitalized in the MU during a 5-month period, compared with two control groups: (1) 123 patients admitted to medical departments, matched at a ratio of 1:1 by gender, age±10 years and mechanical ventilation; (2) all 52 medical patients treated in the ICU...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526039/influences-on-patient-satisfaction-in-healthcare-centers-a-semi-quantitative-study-over-5%C3%A2-years
#4
Ruth D Thornton, Nicole Nurse, Laura Snavely, Stacey Hackett-Zahler, Kenice Frank, Robert A DiTomasso
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of ambulatory patients' satisfaction with clinic visits help improve communication and delivery of healthcare. The goal was to examine patient satisfaction in a primary care setting, identify how selected patient and physician setting and characteristics affected satisfaction, and determine if feedback provided to medical directors over time impacted patient satisfaction. METHODS: A three-phase, semi-quantitative analysis was performed using anonymous, validated patient satisfaction surveys collected from 889 ambulatory outpatients in 6 healthcare centers over 5-years...
May 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513354/nurses-goodwill-keeping-nhs-afloat-rcn-warns
#5
Stephanie Jones-Berry
Four in five NHS nursing directors in the UK are worried that their hospitals rely on the goodwill of staff to keep services running, according to research from the RCN.
May 17, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504060/responding-to-the-support-needs-of-frontline-public-health-nurses-who-work-with-vulnerable-families-and-children-a-qualitative-study
#6
Jackie Austin, Stephanie Holt
BACKGROUND: This paper reports on a research study to inform the development of a specialist role designed to lead and support front line public health nurses (PHNs) working with vulnerable families and at risk children in Ireland. PHNs in Ireland provide a programme of intervention that promotes optimum health and wellbeing for all children in their early years under the governance of the Health Service Executive. This universal access places the PHN as a central participant in the safeguarding of young children, particularly those working in disadvantaged communities where frequent exposure to difficult situations is a common factor...
May 13, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503642/vulvar-and-vaginal-graft-versus-host-disease-a-healthcare-clinic-initiative
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Naomi Van Dam, Revital Zelker, Ruth Radiano, Ilana Kadmon, Bella Bogorochin, Yevgeni Frank-Kamenetsky
OBJECTIVE: In patients receiving bone marrow transplantation (BMT), their mucosa becomes altered and sclerotic changes in the female external genital organs occur. Although a few studies have specifically addressed vulvar and vaginal graft versus host disease (VVGvHD) and its repercussions on the sexual health and quality of life of patients, VVGvHD can be overlooked by health practitioners. The objective of the study is to describe the initiation of a health care clinic specializing in VVGvHD in a general tertiary hospital...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488487/too-much-direction
#8
Malcolm Harrison
So NHS England is to employ two more directors of nursing (news, 26 April). Presumably this will require the employment of at least two more admin staff and minions. Total cost? About £200,000 a year? Or about six or seven nurses, just the amount most wards seem to be short of.
May 10, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465127/implementing-a-pilot-trial-of-an-infection-control-program-in-nursing-homes-results-of-a-matched-cluster-randomized-trial
#9
Kevin W McConeghy, Rosa Baier, Kevin P McGrath, Christof J Baer, Vincent Mor
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is the single-most important nursing home (NH) infection control measure. We piloted a multifaceted hand-washing/surface cleaning intervention in 5 NHs. Our aims were to assess the feasibility of implementing this intervention by assessing staff participation, satisfaction, hand-washing compliance, and whether the intervention was associated with reductions in infection rates, new antimicrobial orders, or overall hospitalization rates. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, pair-matched pilot intervention in 10 Colorado NHs to reduce infections for all NH residents from October 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016...
April 29, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443422/new-chiefs-will-aid-transformation
#10
(no author information available yet)
NHS England has announced two new directors of nursing to help tackle challenges facing the profession.
April 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437376/organizational-issues-structure-and-processes-of-care-in-257-icus-in-latin-america-a-study-from-the-latin-america-intensive-care-network
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Elisa Estenssoro, Leyla Alegría, Gastón Murias, Gilberto Friedman, Ricardo Castro, Nicolas Nin Vaeza, Cecilia Loudet, Alejandro Bruhn, Manuel Jibaja, Gustavo Ospina-Tascon, Fernando Ríos, Flavia R Machado, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Arnaldo Dubin, F Javier Hurtado, Arturo Briva, Carlos Romero, Guillermo Bugedo, Jan Bakker, Maurizio Cecconi, Luciano Azevedo, Glenn Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: Latin America bears an important burden of critical care disease, yet the information about it is scarce. Our objective was to describe structure, organization, processes of care, and research activities in Latin-American ICUs. DESIGN: Web-based survey submitted to ICU directors. SETTINGS: ICUs located in nine Latin-American countries. SUBJECTS: Individual ICUs. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Two hundred fifty-seven of 498 (52%) of submitted surveys responded: 51% from Brazil, 17% Chile, 13% Argentina, 6% Ecuador, 5% Uruguay, 3% Colombia, and 5% between Mexico, Peru, and Paraguay...
April 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435498/security-violent-events-and-anticipated-surge-capabilities-of-emergency-departments-in-washington-state
#12
Jonathan S Weyand, Emily Junck, Christopher S Kang, Jason D Heiner
INTRODUCTION: Over the past 15 years, violent threats and acts against hospital patients, staff, and providers have increased and escalated. The leading area for violence is the emergency department (ED) given its 24/7 operations, role in patient care, admissions gateway, and center for influxes during acute surge events. This investigation had three objectives: to assess the current security of Washington State EDs; to estimate the prevalence of and response to threats and violence in Washington State EDs; and to appraise the Washington State ED security capability to respond to acute influxes of patients, bystanders, and media during acute surge events...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420924/physicians-and-nurses-medical-errors-associated-with-communication-failures
#13
Ibrahim Topcu, Ayse Sonay Turkmen, Nejla Canbulat Sahiner, Sevim Savaser, Hanife Sen
OBJECTIVE: To determine medical errors associated with communication failures among physicians and nurses. METHODS: This cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted at 20 state hospitals and 14 training and research hospitals affiliated with the Istanbul City Health Directorate in Turkey, and comprised physicians and nurses. Data were collected between August 2012 and February 2013. A 16-item questionnaire was used that included questions regarding socio-demographic features such as age, gender, educational status, institution, occupation and working years...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416201/the-impact-of-the-nurse-faculty-scholars-program-on-schools-of-nursing
#14
Angela Barron McBride, Jacquelyn Campbell, Taura Barr, Joanne Duffy, Emily Haozous, Jennifer Mallow, Georgia Narsavage, Nancy Ridenour, Laurie Theeke
BACKGROUND: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program was conceptualized as not only promoting the growth and development of early-career faculty but as enhancing the research infrastructure of scholars' schools of nursing. PURPOSE: At the completion of the scholars' three years of support, deans/directors were asked to provide feedback regarding the institutional impact of the scholars' participation in the program. METHODS: Phone interviews were conducted on the first five completed cohorts and a six-item questionnaire was developed to obtain some quantitative data...
March 25, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410863/-human-papillomaviruses-vaccination-parental-awareness-and-acceptance-of-the-vaccine-for-children-in-lower-normandy-schools-and-informative-campaign-during-the-2015-2016%C3%A2-school-year
#15
S Eve, A-D Pham, X Blaizot, M Turck, T Raginel
BACKGROUND: The vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV) can be administered starting at the age of 9 years. Parents thus play a major role in the choice of vaccination. The objective of this study was to investigate parental awareness about anti-HPV vaccination in Lower Normandy and to measure their vaccinal intentions before an informative campaign. METHODS: The study population included parents of children aged 10-11 years enrolled in school (2015-2016) in Lower Normandy, France...
April 12, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383746/examination-of-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-health-care-content-in-north-carolina-schools-of-nursing
#16
Judith B Cornelius, Ijeoma Enweana, Celeste Kaysha Alston, Dee M Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Nursing students require academic and clinical training in preparation for the increased demand for culturally competent care. One group that is in need of culturally knowledgeable health care providers is lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. The purpose of this study was to examine how LGBT health care content is integrated into North Carolina schools of nursing curricula and to examine the existence of specific LGBT policies. METHOD: A survey was mailed to 70 deans and directors of RN programs in North Carolina...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378656/my-passion-is-others-development
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(no author information available yet)
Having trained as a nurse in Ireland, Paul Vaughan moved to the UK in 1989 to take up a post in orthopaedics at Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary. He then moved into ENT, rising to ENT senior nurse manager in 1995. The following year he became a sponsorship executive at the RCN, with subsequent roles at the college, including employment relations officer. He has been RCN West Midlands regional director since 2009.
April 5, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361626/-nurses-need-to-find-a-voice-to-challenge-the-status-quo
#18
Layla Haidrani
What is your job? I have recently taken up a new and exciting role as director of health and well-being at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. I will lead the social care and health team, including the nursing team, who care for the 320 pensioners living at the hospital.
March 31, 2017: Nursing Older People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357957/nm-welcomes-barry-quinn-as-consultant-editor
#19
(no author information available yet)
Assistant director of nursing at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, London, Barry Quinn has been appointed consultant editor of Nursing Management journal.
March 30, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351271/the-nursing-innovators-who-are-improving-quality-of-care
#20
Alison Whyte
'I am always inspired when I see or hear about great nursing,' says RCN West Midlands regional director Paul Vaughan. 'Nurses and healthcare assistants in this region are doing brilliant work with skill, compassion and passion at a time when they are under unprecedented pressure.
March 29, 2017: Nursing Standard
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