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    Communication in mental health nursing - Bachelor Students' appraisal of a blended learning training programme - an exploratory study.
    BMC Nurs 2018 15;17:20. Epub 2018 May 15.
    1Faculty of Health and Social Services, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Elverum, Norway.
    Background: It is important that mental health nursing students at Bachelor level obtain effective communication skills. Many students dread the fact that in the mental health field they will encounter patients and relatives with various backgrounds and personalities. Large classes and limited teaching resources in nursing education are challenging. Read More

    Registered nurses' and older people's experiences of participation in nutritional care in nursing homes: a descriptive qualitative study.
    BMC Nurs 2018 10;17:19. Epub 2018 May 10.
    1Department of Care Science, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, SE-205 06 Malmö, Sweden.
    Background: The evaluation and treatment of older people's nutritional care is generally viewed as a low priority by nurses. However, given that eating and drinking are fundamental human activities, the support and enhancement of an optimal nutritional status should be regarded as a vital part of nursing. Registered nurses must therefore be viewed as having an important role in assessing and evaluating the nutritional needs of older people as well as the ability to intervene in cases of malnutrition. Read More

    Educational program for middle-level public health nurses to develop new health services regarding community health needs: protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
    BMC Nurs 2018 8;17:18. Epub 2018 May 8.
    4Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Chiba Prefectural University of Health Sciences, 2-10-1, Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan.
    Background: Developing health services is a key strategy for improving the community health provided by public health nurses. However, an effective educational program for improving their skills in planning such services has not been developed. To describe our program and its evaluation protocol for the education of middle-level public health nurses to improve their skills in developing new health services to fulfil community health needs in Japan. Read More

    Nursing staffs self-perceived outcome from a rehabilitation 24/7 educational programme - a mixed-methods study in stroke care.
    BMC Nurs 2018 27;17:17. Epub 2018 Apr 27.
    2Institute of Public Health, Department of Nursing Science, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Background: During the past two decades, attempts have been made to describe nurses' contributions to the rehabilitation of inpatients following stroke. There is currently a lack of interventions that integrate the diversity of nurses' role and functions in stroke rehabilitation and explore their effect on patient outcomes. Using a systematic evidence- and theory-based design, we developed an educational programme, Rehabilitation 24/7, for nursing staff working in stroke rehabilitation aiming at two target behaviours; working systematically with a rehabilitative approach in all aspects of patient care and working deliberately and systematically with patients' goals. Read More

    Caring for late preterm infants: public health nurses' experiences.
    BMC Nurs 2018 18;17:16. Epub 2018 Apr 18.
    6Prenatal & Postpartum Services, Public Health Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services, 1430, 10101 Southport Road SW, Calgary, Alberta T2W 3N2 Canada.
    Background: Public health nurses (PHNs) care for and support late preterm infants (LPIs) and their families when they go home from the hospital. PHNs require evidence-informed guidelines to ensure appropriate and consistent care. The objective of this research study is to capture the lived experience of PHNs caring for LPIs in the community as a first step to improving the quality of care for LPIs and support for their parents. Read More

    Accuracy of pulse oximetry in detection of oxygen saturation in patients admitted to the intensive care unit of heart surgery: comparison of finger, toe, forehead and earlobe probes.
    BMC Nurs 2018 17;17:15. Epub 2018 Apr 17.
    4Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health (RCEDH), School of Public Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
    Background: Heart surgery patients are more at risk of poor peripheral perfusion, and peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2) measurement is regular care for continuous analysis of blood oxygen saturation in these patients. With regard to controversial studies on accuracy of the current pulse oximetry probes and lack of data related to patients undergoing heart surgery, the present study was conducted to determine accuracy of pulse oximetry probes of finger, toe, forehead and earlobe in detection of oxygen saturation in patients admitted to intensive care units for coronary artery bypass surgery.

    Methods: In this clinical trial, 67 patients were recruited based on convenience sampling method among those admitted to intensive care units for coronary artery bypass surgery. Read More

    Nurses' attitude and perceived barriers to pressure ulcer prevention.
    BMC Nurs 2018 16;17:14. Epub 2018 Apr 16.
    Department of Statistics, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Arsi University, Asella, Ethiopia.
    Background: The presence or absence of pressure ulcers has been generally regarded as a performance measure of quality nursing care and overall patient health. The aim of this study- wasto explorenurses' attitude about pressure ulcer prevention'and to identify staff nurses' perceived barriers to pressure ulcer prevention public hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    Methods: A self-reported multi-center institutional based cross sectional study design was employed to collect data from staff nurses ( = 222) working in six (6) selected public hospitals in Addis Ababa, from April 01-28/2015. Read More

    Effects of interprofessional education for medical and nursing students: enablers, barriers and expectations for optimizing future interprofessional collaboration - a qualitative study.
    BMC Nurs 2018 10;17:13. Epub 2018 Apr 10.
    1Institute for Community Medicine, Department Epidemiology of Health Care and Community Health, University Medicine Greifswald, Ellernholzstr. 1-2, 17487 Greifswald, Germany.
    Background: To ensure high quality patient care an effective interprofessional collaboration between healthcare professionals is required. Interprofessional education (IPE) has a positive impact on team work in daily health care practice. Nevertheless, there are various challenges for sustainable implementation of IPE. Read More

    Perceptions of perioperative nursing competence: a cross-country comparison.
    BMC Nurs 2018 3;17:12. Epub 2018 Apr 3.
    5Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
    Background: Throughout many countries, professional bodies rely on yearly self-assessment of competence for ongoing registration; therefore, nursing competence is pivotal to safe clinical practice. Our aim was to describe and compare perioperative nurses' perceptions of competence in four countries, while examining the effect of specialist education and years of experience in the operating room.

    Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis of cross-sectional surveys from four countries including; Australia, Canada, Scotland, and Sweden. Read More

    Challenges faced by nurses in using pain assessment scale in patients unable to communicate: a qualitative study.
    BMC Nurs 2018 16;17:11. Epub 2018 Mar 16.
    3Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Faculty of Nursing, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    Background: One helpful strategy adopted for pain management in non-verbal, intubated patients is the use of a proper pain assessment scale. The purpose of the present study is to achieve a better and deeper understanding of the existing nurses' challenges in using pain assessment scales among patients unable to communicate.

    Methods: This qualitative study was conducted using content analysis. Read More

    Birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women in Tehulederie district, Northeast Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study.
    BMC Nurs 2018 15;17:10. Epub 2018 Mar 15.
    3Department of Reproductive Health, Institute of Public health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.
    Background: Motherhood is a time of anticipation of joy for a woman, her family, and her community. In spite of this fact, it is not as enjoyable as it should be because of numerous reasons. Insufficiency or lack of birth preparedness and complication readiness is the most common reason. Read More

    Proportion of medication error reporting and associated factors among nurses: a cross sectional study.
    BMC Nurs 2018 12;17. Epub 2018 Mar 12.
    1Department of Medical Nursing, School of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.
    Background: A medication error (ME) is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm. Voluntary reporting has a principal role in appreciating the extent and impact of medication errors. Thus, exploration of the proportion of medication error reporting and associated factors among nurses is important to inform service providers and program implementers so as to improve the quality of the healthcare services. Read More

    From apprehension to advocacy: a qualitative study of undergraduate nursing student experience in clinical placement in residential aged care.
    BMC Nurs 2018 1;17. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada.
    Background: Undergraduate nursing placement in aged care is forecast to grow in importance with the increasing aging population, and to help to reverse trends in student lack of interest in gerontology careers. However, there is a need to better understand undergraduate nursing students' experiences on placement with older adults, as well as key features of quality learning within residential aged care. The aim of this study was to explore how nursing students understand learning within residential aged care. Read More

    Lessons learnt in recruiting disadvantaged families to a birth cohort study.
    BMC Nurs 2018 26;17. Epub 2018 Feb 26.
    Sydney Dental Hospital and Oral Health Services, Sydney Local Health District, Surry Hills, NSW Australia.
    Background: Dental decay in early childhood can be prevented by a model based on shared care utilising members of primary care team such as Child and Family Health Nurses (CFHNs) in health promotion and early intervention. The aims of this study were to identify the facilitators and barriers faced by CFHNs in recruiting research participants from disadvantaged backgrounds to a birth cohort study in South Western Sydney, Australia.

    Methods: Child and Family Health Nurses recruited mothers-infants dyads ( = 1036) at the first post-natal home visit as part of Healthy Smiles Healthy Kids Study, an ongoing birth cohort study in South Western Sydney. Read More

    To what extent has doctoral (PhD) education supported academic nurse educators in their teaching roles: an integrative review.
    BMC Nurs 2018 22;17. Epub 2018 Feb 22.
    College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Room 4338 E-Wing, Health Sciences Building, 104 Clinic Place, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4 Canada.
    Background: A doctoral degree, either a PhD or equivalent, is the academic credential required for an academic nurse educator position in a university setting; however, the lack of formal teaching courses in doctoral programs contradict the belief that these graduates are proficient in teaching. As a result, many PhD prepared individuals are not ready to meet the demands of teaching.

    Methods: An integrative literature review was undertaken. Read More

    Developing and evaluating an instrument to measure Recovery After INtensive care: the RAIN instrument.
    BMC Nurs 2018 12;17. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    1Institute of Health and Care Sciences at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Background: Measuring and evaluating patients' recovery, following intensive care, is essential for assessing their recovery process. By using a questionnaire, which includes spiritual and existential aspects, possibilities for identifying appropriate nursing care activities may be facilitated. The study describes the development and evaluation of a recovery questionnaire and its validity and reliability. Read More

    Impact of the introduction of an endotracheal tube attachment device on the incidence and severity of oral pressure injuries in the intensive care unit: a retrospective observational study.
    BMC Nurs 2018 8;17. Epub 2018 Feb 8.
    1Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Peninsula Health, Frankston Hospital, 2 Hastings road, Frankston, VIC 3199 Australia.
    Background: Endotracheal tube (ETT) fasteners such as the AnchorFast™ claim to assist with the prevention of oral pressure injuries in intubated patients, however evidence to support their clinical efficacy is limited. This retrospective observational study aimed to investigate the impact of the introduction of the AnchorFast™ device on the incidence of oral pressure injuries in mechanically ventilated patients.

    Methods: Data was collected from patient case notes and clinical incident reports for October 2010 to June 2013 ( and July 2013 to March 2016 (. Read More

    Nursing education challenges and solutions in Sub Saharan Africa: an integrative review.
    BMC Nurs 2018 31;17. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
    2School of Nursing, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, 4041 Republic of South Africa.
    Background: The Lancet Commission and the Global Health Workforce Alliance reported that professional education has generally not kept up the pace of health care challenges. Sub Saharan Africa needs an effective and efficient nursing education system to build an adequate, competent and relevant nursing workforce necessary for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The Plan of Action for Scaling up Quality Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice for the African Region 2012 - 2022 provided a framework for scale up of nurses and midwives. Read More

    Perceived organizational support and moral distress among nurses.
    BMC Nurs 2018 10;17. Epub 2018 Jan 10.
    Department of Nursing, School of Medical Science, Yazd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran.
    Background: Moral distress is prevalent in the health care environment at different levels. Nurses in all roles and positions are exposed to ethically challenging conditions. Development of supportive climates in organizations may drive nurses towards coping moral distress and other related factors. Read More

    Factors affecting the cultural competence of visiting nurses for rural multicultural family support in South Korea.
    BMC Nurs 2018 8;17. Epub 2018 Jan 8.
    College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 02447 South Korea.
    Background: With the recent growth of multicultural families in the Korean society, the importance of the role of qualified visiting nurses in the delivery of culturally sensitive health care has grown dramatically. As the primary health care provider for multicultural families enrolled in public community-based health care centers, the cultural competence of visiting nurses is an essential qualification for the provision of quality health care for multicultural families, especially in rural areas. Cultural competence of visiting nurses is based on their cultural awareness and empathetic attitude toward multicultural families. Read More

    Nu-DESC DK: the Danish version of the nursing delirium screening scale (nu-DESC).
    BMC Nurs 2017 29;16:75. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Næstved Hospital, Ringstedgade 61, 4700 Næstved, Denmark.
    Background: Delirium is one of the most common complications among elderly hospitalized patients, postoperative patients and patients on intensive care units with a prevalence between 11 and 80%. Delirium is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. Reliable instruments are required to detect delirium at an early time point. Read More

    Communication skills intervention: promoting effective communication between nurses and mechanically ventilated patients.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:74. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
    Department of Health Studies, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.
    Background: Patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) often experience communication difficulties - usually associated with mechanical ventilation - resulting in psychological problems such as anxiety, fear, and depression. Good communication between nurses and patients is critical for success from personalised nursing care of each patient. The purpose of this study is to describe nurses' experience of a communication skills training intervention. Read More

    "From resistance to challenge": child health service nurses experiences of how a course in group leadership affected their management of parental groups.
    BMC Nurs 2017 2;16:73. Epub 2017 Dec 2.
    Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, Box 157, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden.
    Background: All parents in Sweden are invited to child health service (CHS) parental groups, however only 49% of the families participate. The way the parental groups are managed has been shown to be of importance for how parents experience the support and CHS nurses describe feeling insecure when running the groups. Lack of facilitation, structure and leadership might jeopardise the potential benefit of such support groups. Read More

    Implementation and feasibility of the stroke nursing guideline in the care of patients with stroke: a mixed methods study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 1;16:72. Epub 2017 Dec 1.
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland.
    Background: Nurses often have difficulties with using interdisciplinary stroke guidelines for patients with stroke as they do not focus sufficiently on nursing. Therefore, the Stroke Nursing Guideline (SNG) was developed and implemented. The aim of this study was to determine the implementation and feasibility of the SNG in terms of changes in documentation and use of the guideline in the care of stroke patients on Neurological and Rehabilitation wards, barriers and facilitators, and nurses' and auxiliary nurses' view of the implementation. Read More

    Assessing the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure in sexual health nurses' consultations.
    BMC Nurs 2017 25;16:71. Epub 2017 Nov 25.
    General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, 1 Horselethill Road, Glasgow, G12 9LX UK.
    Background: Increasingly healthcare policies emphasise the importance of person-centred, empathic care. Consequently, healthcare professionals are expected to demonstrate the 'human' aspects of care in training and in practice. The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure is a patient-rated measure of the interpersonal skills of healthcare practitioners. Read More

    Single mothering as experienced by Burundian refugees in Australia: a qualitative inquiry.
    BMC Nurs 2017 25;16:70. Epub 2017 Nov 25.
    School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, 160 Ann Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia.
    Background: Refugee mothers have fled from their homeland to escape persecutions with their children only to find other threats to their well-being in the new country. Building on previous research, it is known that being a new immigrant is challenging and requires adaptation. The adaptation process, known as acculturation, may not be successful leading to psychological distress. Read More

    Patient preferences for participation in patient care and safety activities in hospitals.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:69. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Institute of Health and Care Sciences, The Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Box 457, 40530 Gothenburg, SE Sweden.
    Background: Active patient participation is a patient safety priority for health care. Yet, patients and their preferences are less understood. The aim of the study was to explore hospitalised patients' preferences on participation in their care and safety activities in Sweden. Read More

    Burden of musculoskeletal disorders among registered nurses: evidence from the Thai nurse cohort study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:68. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Faculty of Public Health, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, 40002 Thailand.
    Background: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major public health problem among registered nurses (RNs) in Thailand. Information on their burdens at a national level is limited. This study estimated the prevalence of MSDs among RNs using the 2009 Thai Nurse Cohort, a nationally representative sample of RNs in Thailand. Read More

    Mobility care in nursing homes: development and psychometric evaluation of the kinaesthetics competence self-evaluation (KCSE) scale.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:67. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, Finland.
    Background: Impaired mobility is a prevalent condition among care-dependent persons living in nursing homes. Therefore, competence development of nursing staff in mobility care is important. This study aimed to develop and initially test the Kinaesthetics Competence Self-Evaluation (KCSE) scale for assessing nursing staff's competence in mobility care. Read More

    Measuring nurses' perception of work environment: a scoping review of questionnaires.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:66. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI), PO Box 4404 Nydalen, N-0403 Oslo, Norway.
    Background: Nurses' work environment has been shown to be associated with quality of care and organizational outcomes. In order to monitor the work environment, it is useful for all stakeholders to know the questionnaires that assess or evaluate conditions for delivering nursing care. The aim of this article is: to review the literature for assessed survey questionnaires that measure nurses' perception of their work environment, make a brief assessment, and map the content domains included in a selection of questionnaires. Read More

    Nurses' competencies in home healthcare: an interview study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 17;16:65. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare, Borås, Sweden.
    Background: Nurses working in Home healthcare (HHC) are facing major challenges since more advanced care and treatment are increasingly being carried out in patients' homes. The aim of this study has been to explore how nurses experience their competencies in HHC situations.

    Methods: This study has a qualitative and explorative design. Read More

    A clinical pathway for the management of difficult venous access.
    BMC Nurs 2017 17;16:64. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, Australia.
    Background: Many patients are admitted to hospital with non-visible or palpable veins, often resulting in multiple painful attempts at cannulation, anxiety and catheter failure. We developed a difficult intravenous pathway at our institution to reduce the burden of difficult access for patients by increasing first attempt success with ultrasound guidance. The emphasis was to provide a solution for hospitalised patients after business hours by training the after-hours clinical support team in ultrasound guided cannulation. Read More

    Advanced nurse practitioners in municipal healthcare as a way to meet the growing healthcare needs of the frail elderly: a qualitative interview study with managers, doctors and specialist nurses.
    BMC Nurs 2017 16;16:63. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Department of Care Science, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, -205 06 Malmö, SE Sweden.
    Background: The number of frail elderly people with complex nursing and medical care needs is increasing, and consequently, the healthcare burden. The implementation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners globally has been shown to make healthcare more effective and increase patient safety, continuity of care and access to care. In Sweden, research about Advanced Nurse Practitioners is limited. Read More

    A comparative study of job satisfaction among nurses, psychologists/psychotherapists and social workers working in Quebec mental health teams.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:62. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
    Douglas Mental Health University Institute Research Centre, 6875 LaSalle Blvd. Montreal, Quebec, H4H 1R3 Canada.
    Background: This study identified multiple socio-professional and team effectiveness variables, based on the Input-Mediator-Output-Input (IMOI) model, and tested their associations with job satisfaction for three categories of mental health professionals (nurses, psychologists/psychotherapists, and social workers).

    Methods: Job satisfaction was assessed with the Job Satisfaction Survey. Independent variables were classified into four categories: 1) Socio-professional Characteristics; 2) Team Attributes; 3) Team Processes; and 4) Team Emergent States. Read More

    "We are the best to stand in for patients": a qualitative study on nurses' advocacy characteristics in Ghana.
    BMC Nurs 2017 14;16:61. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, P. O. Box LG 96, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
    Background: Patient advocacy has been identified as a core duty of the nurse, and certain nurse characteristics influence the performance of the role. However, these characteristics have not been adequately explored in Ghana. This study aimed to explore the perspectives of nurses about the characteristics of nurses that influence their role as patient advocates. Read More

    Support pressure distribution for positioning in neutral versus conventional positioning in the prevention of decubitus ulcers: a pilot study in healthy participants.
    BMC Nurs 2017 16;16:60. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    Department of Medical Statistics, University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.
    Background: Decubitus ulcers are associated with a burden for the patients and cause enormous costs. One of the reasons for the development of decubitus is prolonged exposure to pressure. The aim of this pilot study was to examine the pressure distribution of healthy individuals either positioned in Positioning in Neutral (LiN) or conventional positioning (CON). Read More

    Long-term effects of nurse-led individualized education on middle-aged patients with acute coronary synrome: a quasi-experimental study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 16;16:59. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    College of Nursing, Hanyang University, 222 Wangsimniro, Seondong-gu, Seoul 04763 South Korea.
    Background: This study examined the long-term effects of nurse-led, individualized education on self-efficacy, self-care compliance, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in middle-aged patients with new-onset acute coronary syndrome

    Methods: A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design was used in the study. A cardiovascular nurse provided individualized education to the intervention group ( = 32), and self-efficacy, self-care compliance, and HRQoL at baseline and 3 and 12 months after discharge were compared to those of a control group ( = 30). Patients were recruited from a cardiovascular care unit at a university hospital between 2012 and 2013. Read More

    Enhancing utility and understanding of evidence based practice through undergraduate nurse education.
    BMC Nurs 2017 29;16:58. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
    Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.
    Background: The concept of evidence-based practice is globally relevant in current healthcare climates. However, students and teachers struggle with integrating evidence based practice effectively into a curriculum. This has implications for nurse education and in particular the way in which research is presented and delivered to students. Read More

    A case study on building capacity to improve clinical mentoring and maternal child health in rural Tanzania: the path to implementation.
    BMC Nurs 2017 26;16:57. Epub 2017 Sep 26.
    Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University, 433 First Ave, 6th floor, New York, NY 10010 USA.
    Background: Tanzania is a low income, East African country with a severe shortage of human resources for health or health workers. This shortage threatens any gains the country is making in improving maternal health outcomes. This paper describes a partnership between Touch Foundation and NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Global, aimed at improving clinical mentorship and capacity among nurses and midwives at two rural hospitals in the Tanzanian Lake Zone Region. Read More

    Treatment in the home setting with intermittent pneumatic compression for a woman with chronic leg ulcers: a case report.
    BMC Nurs 2017 21;16:56. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University/Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District, Sydney, Australia.
    Background: Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) is shown to improve the healing rate of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) in the hospital setting. The current Australian "Gold Standard" treatment according to the Australian and New Zealand Wound Management Associations' (AWMA) Prevention & Management of Venous Leg Ulcer guidelines is compression, generally in the form of bandaging then progressing to hosiery once wounds are healed to prevent recurrence. This is recommended in conjunction with other standards of wound management including; nutrition, exercise, client education and addressing underlying pathophysiology and psychosocial factors. Read More

    A mixed method study of an education intervention to reduce use of restraint and implement person-centered dementia care in nursing homes.
    BMC Nurs 2017 18;16:55. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Center for Care Research, Western Norway, Bergen, Norway.
    Background: People living with dementia in nursing homes are most likely to be restrained. The primary aim of this mixed-method education intervention study was to investigate which factors hindered or facilitated staff awareness related to confidence building initiatives based on person-centred care, as an alternative to restraint in residents with dementia in nursing homes. The education intervention, consisting of a two-day seminar and monthly coaching sessions for six months, targeted nursing staff in 24 nursing homes in Western Norway. Read More

    A cross sectional study on nursing process implementation and associated factors among nurses working in selected hospitals of Central and Northwest zones, Tigray Region, Ethiopia.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:54. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    Department Biomedical, Aksum University Health Science College, Aksum, Ethiopia.
    Background: The nursing process is a systematic method of planning, delivering, and evaluating individualized care for clients in any state of health or illness. Many countries have adopted the nursing process as the standard of care to guide nursing practice; however, the problem is its implementation. If nurses fail to carry out the necessary nursing care through the nursing process; the effectiveness of patient progress may be compromised and can lead to preventable adverse events. Read More

    How school nurses experience and understand everyday pain among adolescents.
    BMC Nurs 2017 13;16:53. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.
    Background: Pain problems are a rapidly growing health problem found among both children and adolescent, and about 15-30% have reported chronic pain problems. School nurses in Norway meet adolescents with various ailments, including pain. Yet research on how school nurses perceive the pain experienced by adolescents is limited. Read More

    Ground-up-top down: a mixed method action research study aimed at normalising research in practice for nurses and midwives.
    BMC Nurs 2017 12;16:52. Epub 2017 Sep 12.
    Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, Hunter New England Local Health District, Newcastle, NSW 2300 Australia.
    Background: Improving health, patient and system outcomes through a practice-based research agenda requires infrastructural supports, leadership and capacity building approaches, at both the individual and organisational levels. Embedding research as normal nursing and midwifery practice requires a flexible approach that is responsive to the diverse clinical contexts within which care is delivered and the variable research skills and interest of clinicians. This paper reports the study protocol for research being undertaken in a Local Health District (LHD) in New South Wales (NSW) Australia. Read More

    Adherence to precautions for preventing the transmission of microorganisms in primary health care: a qualitative study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 11;16:49. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Nursing, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil.
    Background: Health care associated infections (HAIs) are a source of concern worldwide. No health service in any country can be considered HAI risk-free. However, there is scarcity of data on the risks to which both patients and health workers are subject in non-hospital settings. Read More

    How do nurse consultant job characteristics impact on job satisfaction? An Australian quantitative study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 11;16:51. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, 2351 NSW Australia.
    Background: There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses' job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to optimize individual employee satisfaction and performance. This is particularly necessary in the Nurse Consultant role, which is a multifaceted role that has evolved to meet the dynamic and changing needs of health services. Read More

    Prevalence of low back pain in Iranian nurses: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    BMC Nurs 2017 11;16:50. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Biostatistics, Psychosocial Injuries Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.
    Background: Low back pain (LBP) as a musculoskeletal disorder is one of the most common occupational injuries in nurses but there isn't any valid measure of the prevalence of LBP in Iranian nursing. In order to increase the power and improve the estimates of the prevalence of LBP in Iranian nurses, a comprehensive meta-analysis was carried out. A summary measure of all studies conducted in this field was found and distributions of LBP were evaluated based on different variables. Read More

    Tensions in learning professional identities - nursing students' narratives and participation in practical skills during their clinical practice: an ethnographic study.
    BMC Nurs 2017 16;16:48. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
    Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Health Sciences, Örebro University, S-70182 Örebro, Sweden.
    Background: Clinical practice is a pivotal part of nursing education. It provides students with the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills they have acquired from lectures into practice with real patients, under the guidance of registered nurses. Clinical experience is also essential for shaping the nursing students' identity as future professional nurses. Read More

    Perceptions of the critical cultural competence of registered nurses in Canada.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:47. Epub 2017 Aug 15.
    King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Background: Cultural diversity often leads to misunderstandings, clashes, conflicts, ethnocentrism, discrimination, and stereotyping due to the frequent intersection of many variables, such as differences in traditions, behaviours, ethical and moral perspectives, conceptions of health and illness, and language barriers. The root of the issue is related to the way people conceptualise differences and the unique cultural and historical circumstances that have shaped different groups' heritages. In this study, therefore, we aimed to investigate the perceptions of critical cultural competence (CCC) of registered nurses working in various hospitals across the province of British Columbia, Canada. Read More

    Cardiac health knowledge and misconceptions among nursing students: implications for nursing curriculum design.
    BMC Nurs 2017 15;16:46. Epub 2017 Aug 15.
    Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
    Background: Cardiac misconceptions are common among healthcare professionals. The development of professional knowledge is considered an essential component of nursing education. Nurses, regardless of their grade, skills, and experience, should be updated with information so as to be able to rectify their misconceptions, as these could affect patient health outcomes. Read More

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