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Global Cancer Disparities and the Need for New InitiativesGlobal Cancer Disparities and the Need for New Initiatives

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:39:15 +0100

In much of the world, a diagnosis of cancer remains a death sentence. How can we overcome global cancer disparities to get individuals the screening and treatment they need? Oncology Nursing Forum (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Well: The Benefits of Spicing Up a Breast-Feeding Mother’s Diet

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:02:14 +0100

Children who were nursed as babies may accept more foods later because they’ve experienced a variety of flavors from the start. (Source: NYT Health)



Victims of Alabama Medical Helicopter Crash Identified

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 12:21:00 +0100

GOODMAN, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has identified the four people who were killed in a helicopter crash in southeast Alabama. Alabama EMA spokesman Greg Robinson said Sunday the victims who died in the crash were pilot Chad Hammond, flight nurse Stacey Cernadas, flight medic Jason Snipes and patient Zach Strickland. Robinson says the victims were aboard an ambulance helicopter that crashed around 12:17 a.m. Saturday in Goodman, Alabama. Robinson says the downed helicopter was found after 7 a.m. Coffee County EMA Deputy Director James Brown tells WSFA-TV that the aircraft crashed after responding to a wreck in which the patient had a broken leg and was unconscious. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. EARLIER: GOODMAN, Ala. (AP) — The Al...



Well: The Benefits of Spicing Up a Breast-Feeding Mother’s Diet

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:44:19 +0100

Children who were nursed as babies may accept more foods later because they’ve experienced a variety of flavors from the start. (Source: NYT)



Revamped courses under new standards from 2019

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:40:00 +0100

A £2m programme to revise pre-registration education standards for nurses will take place in 2016-17, with students beginning revamped university courses from September 2019. (Source: Nursing Times)



Whistleblower’s book highlights risks of short staffing

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:11:00 +0100

A surgeon, who blew the whistle about dangerous staffing levels at his hospital, has now written a book that he says he hopes will help give nurses the confidence to speak out about similar concerns. (Source: Nursing Times)



Charity launches independent commission looking at NHS funding

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100

Health watchdog the Patients Association is launching an independent commission to look into funding the NHS and social care Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Nursing in Practice)



'60 Minutes' The Health Wagon: Bandaid For States Not Expanding Medicaid

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 21:17:00 +0100

In today’s 60 Minutes they highlight the Health Wagon where nurse practitioners are providing badly needed health care to the uninsured working poor in Appalachia — it’s what 60 Minutes calls "medical mercy for those left out of Obamacare and ineligible for Medicaid." It’s difficult to find fault in the compassionate health professionals highlighted in the segment. However C.K. Prahalad, author of Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid suggests there’s a more sustainable approach. Prahalad stated the following: If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden, and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value-conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. I wrote earlier on how a Nobel Pri...



Advance directives in intensive care: Health professional competences

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Conclusions Although health professionals displayed poor knowledge of advance directives, they had a favorable attitude toward their usefulness. However, most did not know whether their patients had a living will, and some professionals even failed to respect such instructions despite knowledge of the existence of advance directives. Improvements in health professional education in this field are needed. (Source: Medicina Intensiva)



Prevention strategies for unplanned extubation in NICU – A literature review

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

Publication date: Available online 26 March 2016 Source:Journal of Neonatal Nursing Author(s): Chisako Morii Unplanned extubation in neonatal intensive care units is one of the common adverse events for the mechanically ventilated infants. This is a significant patient safety issue and the prevention is very important for both infants and organisations. The purpose of this review is to explore and identify the prevention strategies for unplanned extubation in literature. This literature review discussed prevention strategies in terms of endotracheal tube fixation, use of sedation, use of physical restraints, nursing workload, and quality improvement programme/project. There was limited research in neonatal populations. However, future research and some prevention practices would be bene...

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Newton-Wellesley nurses avert strike with tentative agreement

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:10:15 +0100

The 974 nurses at Newton-Wellesley Hospital have averted a strike after coming to a tentative agreement on a contract on Friday. The union came close to announcing a strike, which the membership had voted to allow in mid-March. Had negotiations over a contract extended past today, a strike would have likely been imminent, the union said. The two-and-a-half-year agreement settles what was primarily a wage dispute, offering nurse a one percent increase retroactive to October, as well as two .5 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Simulation as a training tool for intimate partner violence screenings - Wood L.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:13:34 +0100

Background This project developed an intimate partner violence (IPV) training program that included a simulation experience for a Midwestern nursing school's undergraduate curriculum. The IPV training program incorporated both traditional teaching modalit... (Source: SafetyLit)



Newton-Wellesley nurses avert strike with tentative agreement

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 08:58:05 +0100

The 974 nurses at Newton-Wellesley Hospital have averted a strike after coming to a tentative agreement on a contract on Friday. The union came close to announcing a strike, which the membership had voted to allow in mid-March. Had negotiations over a contract extended past today, a strike would have likely been imminent, the union said. The two-and-a-half-year agreement settles what was primarily a wage dispute, offering nurse a one percent increase retroactive to October, as well as two .5 percent… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Foreword

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)



Pathophysiology and Classification of Respiratory Failure

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

This article covers the basic lung anatomy, pathophysiology, and classification of respiratory failure. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)



Management of Respiratory Failure

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

The management of acute respiratory failure varies according to the etiology. A clear understanding of physiology of respiration and pathophysiological mechanisms of respiratory failure is mandatory for managing these patients. The extent of abnormality in arterial blood gas values is a result of the balance between the severity of disease and the degree of compensation by cardiopulmonary system. Normal blood gases do not mean that there is an absence of disease because the homeostatic system can compensate. However, an abnormal arterial blood gas value reflects uncompensated disease that might be life threatening. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)



Asthma

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

This article reviews the basics of asthma and highlights the current guidelines in making accurate diagnosis and initiating therapeutic plan. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic smoking-related lung disease associated with significant mortality and morbidity. It carries an enormous economic burden on the health care system. This results in a significant social impact on affected patients and their families. In this article, we review COPD in general, critical care management of patients presenting with acute exacerbation of COPD, and methods of prevention. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)



Pulmonary Embolism

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

Pulmonary embolism covers a wide spectrum of presentation from an asymptomatic individual to a life-threatening medical emergency. It is of paramount importance to appropriately risk stratify patients with pulmonary embolism, particularly with those who present without hypotension. Right ventricular dysfunction can evolve after a patient has received a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, necessitating aggressive measures rather than simple anticoagulation. In this review, we discuss definition, risk stratification, pathogenesis, diagnostic approach, and management, with particular focus on massive pulmonary embolism. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)



Massive Hemoptysis

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

Hemoptysis, or coughing of blood, oftentimes triggers anxiety and fear for patients. The etiology of hemoptysis will determine the clinical course, which includes watchful waiting or intensive care admission. Any amount of hemoptysis that compromises the patient's respiratory status is considered massive hemoptysis and should be considered a medical emergency. In this article, we review introduction, definition, bronchial circulation anatomy, etiology, and management of massive hemoptysis. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)



Acute Pneumonia

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

Acute pneumonia is an active infection of the lungs that results when an individual at risk gets exposed to a particular microbiological pathogen. Acute pneumonia is the leading cause of death in the United States that is attributable to an infection. The risk factors, pathogenesis, and microbiological organisms involved differ if the pneumonia develops in the community versus health care-associated environment. The development of concise and comprehensive guidelines has led to an improvement in the management of the problem. However, the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms and the increase in the percentage of elderly population keep mortality risk very substantial. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)



Opportunistic Pulmonary Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

Infections that are typically innocuous in immunocompetent persons may cause significant disease states in immunocompromised hosts. These individuals may be immunosuppressed secondary to many different causes such as drugs, malignancy, solid-organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, HIV/AIDS, or anatomic reasons (asplenia). These immunocompromised hosts are at high risk for developing opportunistic infections. Here, we discuss some of these infections caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Clinicians should be aware of the risk factors, common clinical presentations, diagnostic modalities, and treatment options for these potentially fatal illnesses. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)

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Acute Pneumothorax

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

Pneumothorax is defined as the abnormal presence of air within the pleural space (cavity) that results in the partial or complete collapse of a lung. It can occur spontaneously or due to a traumatic event. Symptoms can vary from a nondescriptive complaint of shortness of breath or chest pain to complete cardiopulmonary collapse. Diagnosis is based on a combination of clinical suspicion along with supporting imaging studies. Treatment often involves surgical or nonsurgical approaches with goal to alleviate symptoms and prevent recurrence. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly)



Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:44:23 +0100

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious inflammatory disorder with high mortality. Its main pathologic mechanism seems to result from increased alveolar permeability. Its definition has also changed since first being described according to the Berlin definition, which now classifies ARDS on a severity scale based on PaO2 (partial pressure of oxygen, arterial)/FIO2 (fraction of inspired oxygen) ratio. The cornerstone of therapy was found to be a low tidal volume strategy featuring volumes of 6 to 8 mL per kg of ideal body weight that has been shown to have decreased mortality as proven by the ARDSnet trials. There are other areas of treatment right now that include extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, as well for severe refractory hypoxemia. Other methods that include prone ...



A Room with a View.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Washburn J Abstract Nursing students learn a lesson about the many types of loss patients can suffer. PMID: 27011147 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Moving the Nursing Profession Forward.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: OʼShaughnessy P Abstract One nurse has traveled the world to advocate higher standards in nursing. PMID: 27011146 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Effective Mentoring in the Clinical Setting.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

This article is one in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students and new graduates to apply knowledge in clinical settings. This article describes mentoring strategies clinical instructors and preceptors can use to help ease novice nurses' transition to practice. PMID: 27011145 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)

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Better Outcomes After Outpatient Stroke Than Inpatient Stroke.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Rosenberg K PMID: 27011144 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



More Nurses Mean Fewer Readmissions for Patients With Heart Failure.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Rosenberg K PMID: 27011143 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Easing ICU Visitation Restrictions Improves Family's Satisfaction.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Rosenberg K PMID: 27011142 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Prenatal Estimates of Baby's Size are Often Dramatically Off, Which Can Lead to Unnecessary Interventions.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Rosenberg K PMID: 27011141 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Zika Virus: An Unfolding Epidemic.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Todd B Abstract What we know now about this emerging global threat. PMID: 27011140 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)

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Check My Conduct: Committing to a Better Way to Act with Colleagues.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Purpora C Abstract Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN's blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely-and often more personal-perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to bring AJN readers recent posts that we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www.ajnoffthecharts.com. PMID: 27011139 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Journey of Excellence: Implementing a Shared Decision-Making Model.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Murray K, Yasso S, Schomburg R, Terhune M, Beidelschies M, Bowers D, Goodyear-Bruch C Abstract : Research has shown that nurses who participate in shared decision making (SDM) have more control over their practice and greater job satisfaction, and hospitals that have instituted SDM have lower rates of nurse turnover and better patient outcomes. The purpose of this article is to describe the implementation of an SDM structure at a pediatric hospital. The hospital's chief nurse officer charged a group of nurses with developing SDM guidelines to outline the purpose, structure, and function of unit councils. A targeted, multifaceted approach to the implementation of these guidelines led to the successful standardization of nine existing unit councils and the expansion of the S...



Blood Glucose Meters in ICUs.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Seley JJ, Diaz R, Greene R Abstract Controversies surround potential restrictions on their off-label use. PMID: 27011137 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Untitled.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Mitchell D, Starin D PMID: 27011136 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



3 CE Test Hours: Cardiotoxicity and Breast Cancer as Late Effects of Pediatric and Adolescent Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Contrada E PMID: 27011135 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)

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2.5 CE Test Hours: An Investigation into the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Practices of RNs.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Contrada E PMID: 27011134 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Quick Takes on the Democratic Presidential Candidates' Health Care Plans.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Molyneux J Abstract Clinton wants to build on the ACA's gains; Sanders says it's time for the next big step. PMID: 27011133 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



A New Treatment for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Aschenbrenner DS PMID: 27011132 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Nasal Spray Formulation of the Opioid Antagonist Naloxone Approved.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Aschenbrenner DS PMID: 27011131 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



The Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Wallis L Abstract A new international nursing organization thinks globally, works locally. PMID: 27011130 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)

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NewsCAP: From the Agencies.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: PMID: 27011129 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



NewsCAP: Patients surviving an opioid overdose are often prescribed opioids afterward-and some overdose again.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: PMID: 27011128 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Showering Is Safe 48 Hours After Surgery with Some Wounds.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Zolot J Abstract Rates of infection aren't higher, and patient satisfaction is greater. PMID: 27011127 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



NewsCAP: Two United Kingdom (UK) efforts to address nursing shortages spark protests.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: PMID: 27011126 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



NewsCAP: New U.S. dietary guidelines focus on healthy eating patterns and exercise.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: PMID: 27011125 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)

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Yet Another Breast Cancer Screening Update.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Wallis L Abstract Just what is the bottom line? PMID: 27011124 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



AJN On the Web.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: PMID: 27011123 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



AJN On the Cover.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Szulecki D PMID: 27011122 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Applying QI to Care in Nursing Homes.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Walker H Abstract Nurses need the tools to reenvision processes and alleviate pressures on nursing staff. PMID: 27011121 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)



Why 'Just Do It' Doesn't Cut It.

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:14:02 +0100

Authors: Kennedy MS Abstract Like most people, nurses need support in adopting healthy behaviors. PMID: 27011120 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Nursing)

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Clinical Decision Support Systems: Enhancing Patient Care?Clinical Decision Support Systems: Enhancing Patient Care?

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 05:14:00 +0100

They may be great ideas in theory, but do electronic tools enhance patient care in practice? Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)



Nurse among latest hopefuls on TV’s Masterchef

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:37:00 +0100

A ward sister from Hampshire is among the amateur cooks hoping to win this year’s Masterchef cookery competition. (Source: Nursing Times)



Francis inquiry adviser to lead baby death review

Sat, 26 Mar 2016 00:31:00 +0100

An adviser to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an investigation into the death and treatment of a baby girl whose case exposed a “regulatory gap” in the NHS. (Source: Nursing Times)






A Qualitative Study Of Factors Impacting Upon The Recruitment Of Participants To Research Studies In Wound Care- The Community Nurses’ Perspective

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0100

The focus of this study was to identify the factors that impact upon the recruitment of participants to research studies in wound care from the community nurses’ perspective. (Source: Journal of Tissue Viability)



Are Anesthesia Providers Ready for Hypnosis? Anesthesia Providers' Attitudes Toward Hypnotherapy.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 21:04:02 +0100

This study sought to measure current attitudes toward hypnosis among anesthesia providers using an in-person survey distributed at a single grand rounds at a single academic teaching hospital. One hundred twenty-six anesthesia providers (anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists) were included in this study. A 10-question Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved questionnaire was developed. One hundred twenty-six (73% of providers at the meeting) anesthesia providers completed the survey. Of the respondents, 54 (43%) were anesthesiologists, 42 (33%) were trainees (interns/residents/fellows) in anesthesia, and 30 (24%) were nurse anesthetists. Over 70% of providers, at each level of training, rated their knowledge of hypnosis as either below average or having no knowledge. Fifty-two (42%) p...

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Three Creative Ways Flowers Can Strengthen Memories of Loved Ones

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:36:01 +0100

The bright yellow pop of daffodils around my neighborhood reminds me of one of the most creative ideas I've come across for keeping memories of loved ones alive. Read on for this innovative springtime strategy and two others. Grow Daffodils. In a time of loss, give a wicker basket full of daffodil bulbs. The strategy here is for the recipient to plant, if possible, one bulb for every year the loved one lived. Daffodils are the perfect flower for such a happiness-inducing project: as perennials, they'll come back spring after spring--and they're virtually indestructible. Establish a New Spring Ritual. Every year I look forward to the satisfying ritual of buying a small pot of Forget-me-not flowers--which come in pink and white as well as the familiar blue--to place somewhere I'll see all ...



Colorado AG agrees to conversion of InnovAge into for-profit business — with long list of stipulations

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:13:12 +0100

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has given InnovAge the green light to convert from a nonprofit into a for-profit provider of elderly care — with a few stipulations. InnovAge operates six senior centers and a daycare program in Colorado, as well as has locations in New Mexico and California. The organization is a provider of PACE, a program through which individuals who are 55 years of age and older, eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and a nursing home level of care can receive medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Health system makes cutting-edge telemedicine affordable

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 20:04:00 +0100

With the right kind of equipment, can a video conference between an ambulance and an on-call neurologist deliver the same stroke assessment results as at the bedside in the emergency room? The University of Virginia Health System, after over one year of research, is poised to find out. Previously, AMA Wire® brought you the theory behind the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System’s research efforts to bring telemedicine to the ambulance so they can improve care for patients who are experiencing a stroke. We recently caught up with the UVA team to find out that their telestroke model iTreat is now in action. Andrew M. Southerland, MD, a neurologist with UVA, and his team already have provided this advanced telemedicine service to patients. “We have enrolled seven patients thus f...



School nurses avoid addressing child sexual abuse - Engh Kraft L, Rahm G, Eriksson UB.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:13:53 +0100

Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a global public health problem with major consequences for the individual child and society. An earlier Swedish study showed that the school nurses did not initially talk about nor mention CSA as one form of child abuse. For the... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Trauma nurses' experience of workplace violence and threats: short- and long-term consequences in a Swedish setting - Avander K, Heikki A, Bjerså K, Engström M.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:13:53 +0100

Violence in health care is increasing globally and Sweden is no exception. Still, this topic is sparsely studied in the Swedish trauma care setting. This focus group study examined nurses' experience of violence and threats, and their consequences. The con... (Source: SafetyLit)



Tough love or bullying? New nurse transitional experiences - Leong YM, Crossman J.

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:13:53 +0100

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This qualitative paper reports on the transition experiences of new nurses and preceptors in Singapore, focussing on the construction of a supervisor strategy termed 'tough love'. The authors discuss the concept of tough love, as a met... (Source: SafetyLit)



Troubled Kids’ Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0100

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)



Predictive value and construct validity of the work functioning screener-healthcare (WFS-H).

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:49:02 +0100

CONCLUSIONS: The screener (WFS-H) had good predictive value and good construct validity. Its score could offer occupational health professionals a helpful preliminary insight into the work functioning of healthcare workers. PMID: 27010085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Occupational Health)



What is Clinical Scholarship and How Can You Contribute?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0100

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing defines clinical scholarship as “…those activities that systematically advance the teaching, research, and practice of nursing through rigorous inquiry that 1) is significant to the profession, 2) is creative, 3) can be documented, 4) can be replicated or elaborated, and 5) can be peer-reviewed through various methods.”1 (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)

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AANP Forum

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0100

MaryAnne Sapio, AANP VP of Federal Government Affairs (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)



Erratum

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0100

An error appeared on page A20 in the AANP Forum section of the January 2016 issue. The corrected statement reads, “MinuteClinic is the only retail health care provider to receive four consecutive accreditations from The Joint Commission, the national evaluation and certifying agency for nearly 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.” (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)



Superpowers

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0100

In their 2016 Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates said that “Poverty is not just about a lack of money. It’s about the absence of the resources the poor need to realize their potential.” Time and energy were identified as two of the most critical resources, or “superpowers,” that are needed to save lives and increase equality. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)



Do Experienced Nurse Practitioners Have an Obligation to Mentor Future Candidates?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0100

One of the orientating statements in the Australian nurse practitioner (NP) standards for practice is that an NP ‘advocates for, participates in, or leads systems that support safe care, partnership and professional growth’. Mentoring may provide a framework to achieve this.“The power of well executed mentoring is undisputed and is arguably the most cost-effective developmental intervention an organization can introduce. You are using your most precious resource, your people, to develop your people”1 (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)



The Journal for Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Credit Application

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0100

(Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)

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Dementia

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:45:06 +0100

This is the answer key for the Dementia crossword in the April 2016 issue. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)



Interdisciplinary education: Learning together from the same playbook

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Drug News

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Ethical Problems

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)

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Moving change-of-shift report to the bedside for UAP

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Eight remediation strategies to improve test performance

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Intentional foreign body ingestion: What do we know and how can we help?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Clinical Rounds

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Focusing on lower extremity DVT

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)

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New drugs 2016, part 1

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Nursing and the importance of body language

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Lessons from Aristotle All things in moderation

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)

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Does your professional image need a makeover?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Productive errors Transforming learning experiences in healthcare

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Using bispectral index monitoring to gauge depth of sedation/analgesia

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



Bourbon virus: A novel pathogen

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



The urgent need for innovation in I.V. infusion devices

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)

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Medication Errors

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:18 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Nursing)



2.5 CE Test Hours: An Investigation into the Health-Promoting Lifestyle Practices of RNs

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

No abstract available (Source: AJN)



CE: Cardiotoxicity and Breast Cancer as Late Effects of Pediatric and Adolescent Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2014 nearly 16,000 U.S. children and adolescents developed cancer, and in roughly 1,200 of these cases the cancer was Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). The great majority of these patients will survive, joining the thousands who have been diagnosed and treated successfully in decades past. Nurses’ familiarity with and attention to the late effects of the chemotherapy and radiation therapy used to treat HL, which include breast cancer as well as cardiotoxicity and its sequelae, are essential in helping these patients maintain their overall health. (Source: AJN)

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Journey of Excellence: Implementing a Shared Decision-Making Model

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

Research has shown that nurses who participate in shared decision making (SDM) have more control over their practice and greater job satisfaction, and hospitals that have instituted SDM have lower rates of nurse turnover and better patient outcomes. The purpose of this article is to describe the implementation of an SDM structure at a pediatric hospital. The hospital's chief nurse officer charged a group of nurses with developing SDM guidelines to outline the purpose, structure, and function of unit councils. A targeted, multifaceted approach to the implementation of these guidelines led to the successful standardization of nine existing unit councils and the expansion of the SDM unit council structure to all other hospital units. Work continues with guideline refinement in response to the...



Blood Glucose Meters in ICUs

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

Controversies surround potential restrictions on their off-label use. (Source: AJN)

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Check My Conduct: Committing to a Better Way to Act with Colleagues

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

Updated several times a week with posts by a wide variety of authors, AJN’s blog Off the Charts allows us to provide more timely—and often more personal—perspectives on professional, policy, and clinical issues. Best of the Blog will be a regular column to bring AJN readers recent posts that we think deserve a wider audience. To read more, please visit: www.ajnoffthecharts.com . (Source: AJN)



Zika Virus: An Unfolding Epidemic

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

What we know now about this emerging global threat. (Source: AJN)



Prenatal Estimates of Baby's Size are Often Dramatically Off, Which Can Lead to Unnecessary Interventions

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

According to this study: * Only about 20% of women who are told that their babies may be large (8 lbs. or more) actually deliver large babies. * Communicating concerns about fetal size to parents influences their perceptions about the pregnancy and leads to greater use of perinatal interventions, including medically induced labor or attempts at self-induced labor and planned cesarean section. (Source: AJN)



Easing ICU Visitation Restrictions Improves Family's Satisfaction

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

According to this study: * Eliminating restrictions on ICU visitation significantly improves family members’ satisfaction with visiting hours and with waiting room ambience. * Nurses’ perceptions of families’ satisfaction also improved, and there was no significant change overall in nurses’ perceptions of interference from families. (Source: AJN)



More Nurses Mean Fewer Readmissions for Patients With Heart Failure

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:44:16 +0100

According to this study: * Hospitals with better nurse staffing have significantly lower 30-day excess readmission rates for heart failure. * Although the reasons for this aren't entirely clear, it may be because nurses caring for fewer patients have more time for direct patient care and patient and family education. (Source: AJN)