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Learner-Centered Approaches in an International Nurse Training Program.

Authors:
Jenny Song

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Apr;50(4):183-188

Background: This study examines the appropriateness of using learner-centered teaching approaches with international nurses in New Zealand. A 12-week international nurse training program was designed by a large tertiary institution in New Zealand in response to the request of Shenzhen local hospital officials in China. Three groups of 30 Chinese nurses attended this program. Read More

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April 2019
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Knowledge of Blood Transfusion Among Nurses.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Apr;50(4):176-182

Health care professionals' knowledge and skills are fundamental to developing and strengthening the quality of blood transfusion procedures. This study evaluated nurses' knowledge about blood transfusion. This descriptive cross-sectional study comprised 171 nurses in medical and surgical units and intensive care units in two hospitals. Read More

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April 2019
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The Coaching Experience of Advanced Practice Nurses in a National Leadership Program.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Apr;50(4):170-175

Background: Coaching is a relatively new application to promote the development of leadership skills in health care and nursing. Coaching circles are a technique used in the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program to provide guidance and expertise to small groups of advanced practice nurse (APN) Fellows to facilitate completion of a transformational project. The purpose of this report is to describe the current literature related to coaching among APNs and the results of this coaching experience. Read More

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April 2019
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Evaluating Nurse-Physician Communication With a Rubric: A Pilot Study.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Apr;50(4):163-169

Poor communication is a leading cause of sentinel events. The aims of this pilot study were to determine whether the ISBAR (Identification, Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) Interprofessional Communication Rubric (IICR) was a reliable tool among nurses and to examine the communication performance of new graduate nurses in a hospital-based simulation center. The IICR demonstrated reliability among raters in this setting (r = . Read More

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April 2019
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An Educational Strategy to Inform Legislators and Nurses About the Professional Nursing Role.

Authors:
Judith Young

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Apr;50(4):150-152

Nurses provide an informed perspective to influence decision making with health care-related legislation. This article describes a strategy that can inform legislators about the contemporary nursing role and its influence on patient safety, as well as raise nurse awareness of the professional responsibility for political advocacy and how to engage in this role. [J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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April 2019
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70% Failure Rate: An Imperative for Better Change Management.

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Jan Jones-Schenk

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Apr;50(4):148-149

The McKinsey consulting group reports data that 70% of all change management efforts fail. A 30% success rate is troubling, particularly when considering the associated costs in the form of loss of competitive position, confidence of the workforce in leadership, and quality improvements and anticipated costs reductions. The ADKAR Model offers a contemporary set of tools to more effectively address change. Read More

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April 2019
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Celebrate World Health Day: Nursing and Global Health.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Apr;50(4):145-147

In our increasingly connected world, global health impacts us all. Infectious diseases travel; climate change exacerbates health issues at home and abroad; and we can learn from other places how to provide better health care-at lower cost-with improved health outcomes. As nurse educators and administrators of nursing education, we can play a key role in learning and teaching about global health. Read More

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April 2019
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Faculty as Active Learners About Their Practice: Toward Innovation and Change in Nursing Education.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):134-140

This article describes the perceptions of a small group of nursing education faculty members participating in the continuing professional development module, Pedagogy in Higher Education, regarding the use of active learning strategies. Data were collected using field notes and participants' presentations and articles about their experiences when using innovative teaching strategies. The findings point out the benefits for knowledge mobilization, the development of synergies based on collaboration, and other gains in terms of students' experiences. Read More

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Effective Factors for Development of Gerontological Nursing Competence: A Qualitative Study.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):127-133

Background: Many nurses working in hospitals are not prepared to provide appropriate care for older people. This qualitative study aimed to identify factors influencing the development of gerontological nursing competence in Iranian hospitals.

Method: Twenty-six participants (nine nurses, 12 nurse managers, four clinical instructors, one physician) who worked in four teaching hospitals and nursing schools were interviewed by semistructured interview method. Read More

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March 2019
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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Chinese Critical Care Nurses Regarding Physical Restraint.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):121-126

Background: This multicenter cross-sectional study sought to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding the use of physical restraints by Chinese nurses in intensive care units (ICUs) of tertiary hospitals.

Method: A scale technique was used to measure the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of 383 RNs from eight tertiary hospitals in Chongqing, China.

Results: A total of 383 valid questionnaires were returned, for a response rate of 89. Read More

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March 2019
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Peer-Assisted Learning With Simulation for Examination and Transition Success.

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Kelly L Rossler

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):115-120

This article reports how one pilot project explored prelicensure baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of peer-assisted learning combined with simulation-based education to prepare for and enhance readiness for programmatic exit and national examinations. A convergent parallel mixed-methods study design was used to address the research questions. A nonprobability convenience purposive sample of 17 prelicensure baccalaureate nursing students enrolled in a programmatic synthesis course participated. Read More

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A Program to Enhance Writing Skills for Advanced Practice Nurses.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):109-114

Background: Advanced practice RNs (APRNs) make important contributions to scholarly journals that are derived from scientific evidence and clinical practice. This article presents a writing program designed to enhance the writing skills of APRNs with a series of online modules, a workshop, and a manuscript checklist.

Method: The writing program was implemented in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program and evaluated with a writing self-efficacy scale and open-ended questions. Read More

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March 2019
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The Language of Scholarship: How to Write an Abstract That Tells a Compelling Story.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):107-108

This article is for nurses and nursing students who are writing abstracts for poster or oral presentations, journal articles, or grants. The use of storytelling principles for scholarly writing demonstrated how a potentially dreary abstract can be created to captivate a reader. [J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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The Professional Development Educator and Leadership Succession Planning.

Authors:
Michael R Bleich

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):104-106

The professional development educator plays a crucial role in developing, implementing, and evaluating potential leaders for succession within a health care organization. This responsibility requires partnering with human resources and other stakeholders, determining and leveling competencies, ensuring evidence-based content, and evaluating impact. Ideas for business case development are presented. Read More

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March 2019
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Continuing Professional Development: Utilizing Competency-Based Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center Outcome-Based Continuing Education Model.

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Jennifer Graebe

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):100-102

This article addresses how nurse planners, nursing professional development practitioners, and any individual who is responsible for the facilitation of learning and professional development in health care can use a competency-based education framework as a methodology to design and evaluate outcome-based continuing education. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2019;50(3):100-102. Read More

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Triggers in Our Pursuit of Continuing Nursing Education.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Mar;50(3):99

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Effectiveness of an Educational Program on Nurses' Knowledge and Practice in the Management of Acute Painful Crises in Sickle Cell Disease.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):87-95

Background: Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people worldwide and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Nurses can have a significant role in improving the outcomes of individuals with SCD. This study examined the effectiveness of an educational program on the knowledge and practice of nurses who provide care for individuals with acute sickle cell crisis. Read More

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February 2019
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Perceived Evidence-Based Practice Competency Acquisition in Graduate Nursing Students: Impact of Intentional Course Design.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):79-86

Background: Acquisition of evidence-based practice (EBP) competencies in graduate-level nursing programs bridges the research-practice gap in professional practice. This study evaluated the impact of the Star Model of Knowledge Transformation as a framework for course design on graduate-level nursing students' perceived EBP competencies.

Method: Data were collected from 2012 to 2017 (N = 544). Read More

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February 2019
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Preceptors' Subjective Competency Ratings in Acute Care Hospitals in Taiwan.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):69-78

Background: This study focused on developing a Subjective Competency Scale (SCS) in acute care hospitals and identified factors that affect preceptors' competency to precept new graduate nurses (NGNs).

Method: This study was conducted in two stages that included collecting information on preceptor training courses and conducting a cross-sectional questionnaire survey. A total of 350 preceptors completed the survey in 2011. Read More

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February 2019
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Scientific Research Capability and Continuing Education Needs for Nurses With Master's Degrees in China.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):61-68

Background: This study investigated the scientific research capacity and related factors of nurses with Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees to provide information on hierarchical management and continuing education of nurses in China.

Method: This multi-center cross-sectional study included 221 MSN hospital nurses in China.

Results: Ninety-one percent of MSN nurses had good or excellent research capacity. Read More

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February 2019

Outside-the-Box Skills Validation of Competency.

Authors:
Doris V Bennett

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):59-60

The potential for harm to patients related to initiation and maintenance of continuous dialysis therapy by the bedside nurse led to the development of a novel method to educate nurses new to the skill of continuous renal replacement therapy. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2019;50(2):59-60. Read More

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February 2019

Social and Emotional Learning: Why Does It Matter?

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Jan Jones-Schenk

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):57-58

The evidence is growing that social and emotional skills are better predictors of academic and career success than IQ. The brain, once believed to be hard-wired during childhood, has been found to be neuroplastic throughout the life span. Understanding the elements of social and emotional learning is a critical competency for all educators seeking to foster academic and career success for their students. Read More

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February 2019

Creating a CNE Audit Tool Using the Plan-Do-Study-Act Model.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Feb;50(2):53-56

The continuous performance-improvement model known as Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) was used within the Approved Provider Unit of the North Carolina Division of Public Health to create an audit tool and process for assessing continuing nursing education courses. During the development of the audit tool, gaps and process inefficiencies were identified when documentation was reviewed for adherence to the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation's 2015 Criteria for Continuing Nursing Education and local provider unit requirements. This article traces the progress through three cycles of the PDSA model and provides the resulting audit tool and process. Read More

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February 2019
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Self-Directed Learning Among Nurse Learners in Sri Lanka.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):41-48

Background: Although self-directed learning (SDL) has become an essential instrument for educating nursing professionals, little is known about SDL among nurses in a developing country.

Method: Data were collected using a structured self-reporting survey, which included Fisher's Self-Directed Learning Readiness (SDLR) scale, and a multiple linear regression analysis was conducted.

Results: The mean score per item on the SDLR was 4. Read More

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January 2019
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Virtual Orientation of Volunteer Short-Term International Health Teams to Increase Self-Confidence and Cultural and Global Health Competence.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):35-40

International health team volunteers frequently arrive at service sites with considerable lack of confidence and knowledge gaps because of poor preparation. Preservice orientation has been shown to improve knowledge, confidence, and competence, but current practices fall short of meeting most needs. This health care improvement project was aimed to improve self-confidence and cultural and global health competence using a virtual preservice orientation format. Read More

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January 2019
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Hospital Nurses' Self-Reported Confidence in Their Telehealth Competencies.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):26-34

Background: The diffusion of telehealth into hospital care is still low, partially because of a lack of telehealth competence among nurses. In an earlier study, we reported on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) nurses require for the use of telehealth. The current study describes hospital nurses' confidence in possessing these telehealth KSAs. Read More

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January 2019
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Intellectual Disabilities and Health Care Communication: A Continuing Education Program for Providers.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):20-25

Communication with others is a core human imperative; this is especially true in health care. Individuals with intellectual disabilities often face daunting challenges in both health literacy and communicating their health needs and questions. Education for professionals in specialized communication is critical in improving care for their clients with intellectual disabilities. Read More

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January 2019
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Eradicating Barriers to Advancement From RN to BSN: An Exploratory Study.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):15-19

Background: To improve the quality of patient care, the Institute of Medicine has called for eliminating barriers to academic progression for nurses. Despite this call, nurses who matriculate from institutions that lack national nursing-specific accreditation are denied admission to advanced degree programs.

Method: Within an online RN-to-baccalaureate nursing (BSN) program, the performance of students who matriculated from institutions lacking discipline-specific accreditation was compared with student performance representative of programs holding discipline-specific accreditation. Read More

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January 2019
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How to Write a Good Test Question: Nine Tips for Novice Nurse Educators.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):12-14

Nurses are lifelong learners who are always seeking ways to improve and perfect their skills. Test item writing is a skill that must be practiced and perfected over time. Often, nurses in a clinical role are promoted to the role of nurse educator without receiving training on how to write good test questions. Read More

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January 2019
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A Professional Development Educator Primer on Dual Admission Academic Progression.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):9-11

The Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing report recommends an increasingly higher educated RN workforce. Community colleges play a critical role in educating entry-level nurses to meet the needs of underserved regions in the United States. The National Education Progression in Nursing is introduced as a champion for academic progression, and the dual admission/concurrent enrollment model is highlighted. Read More

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January 2019
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Nursing Professional Development and Continuing Education in 2019: Organization, Assessment, and Evaluation.

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Jean Shinners

J Contin Educ Nurs 2019 Jan;50(1):6-8

The Administrative Angles column focuses on the practical aspects of continuing education and professional development administration. At the start of 2019, this column reflects on the organization, assessment, and evaluation needed to ensure successful professional development and continuing education programs. [J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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January 2019
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Job Satisfaction and Intent to Leave Among Dedicated Education Unit and Traditional Clinical Teachers.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):575-580

Background: The purpose of this study is to form a better understanding of job satisfaction and retention of clinical teachers in the dedicated education unit (DEU) and in non-DEU clinical education models.

Method: This follow-up study uses the tested Nurse Faculty Query survey to investigate job satisfaction and retention of the University of Portland area DEUs and non-DEU clinical teachers. Surveys were administered in person at local clinical sites. Read More

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December 2018
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Enhancing Routine HIV Testing in Primary Care With a Continuing Education Intervention.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):563-574

Since 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended routine HIV screening in primary care settings for people ages 13 to 64, regardless of individual risk factors. However, an extensive body of research has identified several barriers to primary care providers' (PCPs) adherence to the CDC recommendations. Employing a pre-postintervention design, this study provided an assessment of barriers among 11 PCPs and implemented an evidence-based continuing education program adapted to the specific individual barriers they identified. Read More

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December 2018
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How to Join a Board: A Practical Guide.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):559-562

In October 2010, the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released The Future of Nursing report. One way that "Recommendation 7: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change and advance health" has been operationalized has been placing nurses on boards, and nursing organizations have urged their constituents to serve in this capacity. This article outlines steps for obtaining an invitation to join a board. Read More

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December 2018
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Professional Image and the Nursing Uniform.

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Alaina Daigle

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):555-557

Background: Traditional nursing uniforms have evolved and influenced nursing image, but professional image in nursing is unique and unclear. Institutional policies dictate uniform and appearance standards that portray professionalism in health care environments.

Method: Nurses were questioned using three structured open-ended questions about the nursing uniform and its effects on patients' perceptions of professionalism. Read More

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December 2018
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Five-Year Program Evaluation of an Evidence-Based Practice Scholars Program.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):547-554

The purpose of this article is to describe the findings of a 5-year program evaluation of a hospital-based Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Scholars Program. The EBP Scholars Program was developed in 2011 to (a) educate and engage staff in the EBP process and (b) develop a cadre of EBP mentors within each clinical unit of the organization. The evaluation of the EBP Scholars Program examined both the feasibility and the impact of the program. Read More

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December 2018
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Maximizing Learning Opportunities in Interprofessional Clinical Environments Through Precepting.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):545-546

Effective precepting requires a separate skill set than being an expert clinician, which is something that is often overlooked. Deliberate preparation should include utilization of effective communication techniques, teaching using powerful questions, developing skills for feedback and evaluation, as well as others. Becoming a highly functioning member of an interprofessional team requires special consideration and preparation that can enhance the nurses' role. Read More

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December 2018
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Relational Coordination: Beyond Teambuilding.

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Jan Jones-Schenk

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):543-544

As discussions about the importance of teamwork, teambuilding, and interprofessional collaboration rise to a higher pitch, the why and what are well-known. The concept of relational coordination provides a relevant and timely model for how. [J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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December 2018
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2018 in Continuing Education and Professional Development: Important Milestones.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):540-542

The year 2018 has provided continuing development of, and forward thinking in, key areas of continuing education and nursing professional development. This article identifies six issues that played a significant role in 2018. [J Contin Educ Nurs. Read More

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December 2018
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Publishing Unremarkable Results Is Remarkable.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Dec;49(12):539

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December 2018
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Current Continuing Nursing Education Among Beijing Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Study.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):526-536

Background: Continuing nursing education (CNE) is an effective approach to maintain and elevate professional knowledge and skills for nurses. We sought to understand the attitudes and expectations of hospital nurses concerning current CNE in Beijing.

Method: Hospital-employed nurses (N = 2,826) from 23 secondary and tertiary general hospitals in Beijing were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire. Read More

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November 2018
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Nurses' Use of Appropriate Needle Sizes When Administering Intramuscular Injections.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 11;49(11):519-525

Background: In cases where patients are overweight or obese, administration of intramuscular medications can be ineffective due to inappropriate sizes of needles used. This study investigated whether the size of needles used to administer intramuscular injections is appropriate for patients on the basis of their weight or body mass index.

Method: This retrospective review examined 100 instances of intramuscular injection on a 50-bed ward. Read More

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November 2018
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The Married State Approach to Precepting.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):514-518

Preceptor role development, support, and recognition are critical elements of a successful preceptor program. The Married State Preceptorship Model was developed to enhance the transition experience for both preceptor and preceptee. This article provides an overview of the married state approach in precepting to increase participant engagement, thus supporting the RN's transition experience. Read More

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November 2018
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Development of the Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections Control Precautions Scale.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):507-513

The purpose of this methodological study was to develop a measure to be used for the evaluation of health professionals' knowledge and attitudes about catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) control precautions. Results indicated the total score of the scale, and correlation values ranged between 0.479 and 0. Read More

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November 2018
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New Nurses' Positive Evaluation of Transition-to-Practice Programs.

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):500-506

Background: The established nurse transition-to-practice program offered at one Australian health service underwent significant changes in 2017. This study aimed to gain feedback from the participants in the 2016 and 2017 programs.

Method: A four-page paper survey was given to participants in the 2016 and 2017 programs. Read More

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November 2018
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Relationships: The Key to Effective Teams.

Authors:
Lola Fehr

J Contin Educ Nurs 2018 Nov;49(11):498-499

Interprofessional teams are a relatively new organizational structure for the delivery of health care. Appointing people as members of a team does not prepare them for working together efficiently. The building of trust and the development of specific skills are required for teams to reach their full potential in the delivery of quality care. Read More

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November 2018
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