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Pediatric Nurses' Knowledge of and Self-Efficacy in Breastfeeding Counseling.

Am J Perinatol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Division of Public Health, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

Objective:  Sound breastfeeding (BF) knowledge among health professionals is vital for proper institutional support of BF mothers. This study aims to measure both BF knowledge and self-efficacy (SE) of pediatric nurses in supporting BF and to determine their associated factors.

Study Design:  A cross-sectional study was conducted in Mansoura University Children's Hospital and Mansoura New General Hospital during the period from January to March 2017. Read More

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December 2018
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Piloting a practice model in a Norwegian nursing home- A student-managed ward: A way to empower students for the nursing role.

Nurse Educ Pract 2018 Nov 29;34:161-166. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Nursing and Health Promotion, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway; Health Services Research Unit, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway.

This paper focuses on the experiences of nursing students on a student-managed ward, the purpose of which was to empower students for the nursing role. Five nursing students operated and managed a nursing home ward for eight weeks during their final year of nursing education. The students claimed that a group of five students was beneficial. Read More

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November 2018

National survey: Developing a common approach to grading of practice in pre-registration midwifery.

Nurse Educ Pract 2018 Nov 26;34:150-160. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

University College London, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

This paper presents the final phase of a national project exploring grading of practice in programmes leading to registration as a midwife in the United Kingdom. The aim was to develop a generic framework for grading practice, enhancing standardisation while enabling flexibility in application of current and new educational standards. A mixed method on-line survey considered existing practice assessment tools, factors contributing to robust and reliable assessment and perceptions of two assessment tools developed by the research team: a 'Lexicon Framework' and 'Rubric', which were tested through scenarios. Read More

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November 2018

Effect of education using the virtual social network on the knowledge and attitude of emergency nurses of disaster preparedness: A quasi-experiment study.

Nurse Educ Today 2018 Dec 6;73:88-93. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Background: Nurses play an important role in helping people to cope with disasters. Dealing with disasters requires proper knowledge, attitudes and skills that can be achieved through education. Education through virtual social networks as a method of distance education can be used due to its accessibility and ease of use. Read More

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December 2018

International priorities for home care education, research, practice, and management: Qualitative content analysis.

Nurse Educ Today 2018 Dec 7;73:83-87. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Case Western Reserve University, United States of America. Electronic address:

Background: Despite growing demand for home care nursing, there is a growing home care workforce shortage, due in part to hospital-centric nursing curricula that lead students to undervalue of home care and community practice setting (Van Iersel et al., 2018a, 2018b).

Objectives: Articulate an international vision for the future of home care education, research, practice, and management shared by experienced home care nurses working in leadership roles. Read More

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December 2018

A scoping review to map empirical evidence regarding key domains and questions in the clinical pathway of delirium in palliative care.

J Pain Symptom Manage 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Division of Palliative Care, Dept of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Ottawa, ON, Canada; Bruyère Continuing Care; Ottawa, ON, Canada; Bruyère Research Institute; Ottawa, ON, Canada; Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Context: Based on the clinical care pathway of delirium in palliative care (PC), a published analytic framework (AF) formulated research questions in key domains and recommended a scoping review to identify evidence gaps.

Objectives: To produce a literature map for key domains of the published AF: screening; prognosis and diagnosis; management and the health-related outcomes.

Methods: A standard scoping review framework was used by an interdisciplinary study team of nurse and physician delirium researchers, an information specialist and review methodologists to conduct the review. Read More

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December 2018

Predictors of malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests' utilisation among healthcare workers in Zamfara State.

PLoS One 2018 14;13(12):e0200856. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, Abuja, Nigeria.

Introduction: Early diagnosis and prompt and effective treatment is one of the pillars of malaria control. Malaria case management guidelines recommend diagnostic testing before treatment using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test (mRDT) or microscopy and this was adopted in Nigeria in 2010. However, despite the deployment of mRDT, the use of mRDTs by health workers varies by settings. Read More

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December 2018

Impact of Patient Safety Culture on Missed Nursing Care and Adverse Patient Events.

J Nurs Care Qual 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Columbia University, School of Nursing, New York, New York (Dr Hessels); Ann May Center for Nursing and Allied Health, Hackensack Meridian Health, Neptune, New Jersey (Drs Hessels, Weaver, and Wurmser); Institute of Evidence-Based Care, Hackensack Meridian Health, Neptune, New Jersey (Ms Paliwal); and Medical Services Division, United Nations, New York, New York (Dr Siddiqui).

Background: A strong patient safety culture (PSC) may be associated with improved patient outcomes in hospitals. The mechanism that explains this relationship is underexplored; missed nursing care may be an important link.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to describe relationships among PSC, missed nursing care, and 4 types of adverse patient events. Read More

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December 2018

Relationship Between Work Environments, Nurse Outcomes, and Quality of Care in ICUs: Mediating Role of Nursing Care Left Undone.

J Nurs Care Qual 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

School of Nursing, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: The mechanism of how work environments affect nurse outcomes and quality of care has not been studied in intensive care unit (ICU) settings.

Purpose: The purpose was to investigate the effects of work environment on nurse outcomes and quality of care in ICUs, through the mediating effects of nursing care left undone.

Methods: This study used survey data from 459 nurses from 22 ICUs in 22 hospitals in China. Read More

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December 2018

Impact of a Nutrition-Focused Quality Improvement Intervention on Hospital Length of Stay.

J Nurs Care Qual 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Clinical Nutrition, Sodexo Healthcare, Gaithersburg, Maryland (Ms Siegel and Mr Higgins); Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi (Dr Fan); Catholic Heath Initiatives, Denver, Colorado (Ms Goldman); and Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Abbott Nutrition Research and Development, Columbus, Ohio (Drs Goates and Partridge).

Background: Despite its high prevalence, malnutrition in hospitalized patients often goes unrecognized and undertreated.

Local Problem: A hospital system sought to improve nutrition care by implementing a quality improvement initiative. Nurses screened patients upon admission using the Malnutrition Screening Tool and initiated oral nutrition supplements for patients at risk. Read More

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December 2018

Health Optimization Program for Elders: Improving the Transition From Hospital to Skilled Nursing Facility.

J Nurs Care Qual 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Medicine (Drs Krol, Jolly Graham, and White and Mr English), Center for Advanced Clinical Practice (Ms Allen), and Duke University School of Nursing (Ms Matters), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Background: Individuals discharged from the hospital to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) experience high rates of unplanned hospital readmission, indicating opportunity for improvement in transitional care.

Local Problem: Local physicians providing care in SNFs were not associated with the discharging hospital health care system. As a result, substantive real-time communication between hospital and SNF physicians was not occurring. Read More

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December 2018

The Suitability of Grounded Theory Research for Correctional Nursing.

J Forensic Nurs 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Author Affiliations: Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary.

The tension between custody and caring is particular to correctional nursing practice, including issues such as the correctional priorities of safety and security that often dominate nursing practice. The evidence that should underlie correctional nursing practice is regrettably sparse. There are two reasons a grounded theory (GT) approach is paramount for building foundational knowledge to advance correctional nursing practice. Read More

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December 2018

CE: Addressing Food Insecurity in Vulnerable Populations.

Am J Nurs 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Heather L. Flores is an NP at the John and Ella Byrd McCain Health and Counseling Center, Alabama A&M University, Huntsville. Azita Amiri is an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. Contact author: Heather L. Flores, The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

A review of risk factors, health effects, screening, and resources. ABSTRACT: Food insecurity affects people of all ages, in every area in which nurses work or volunteer. The U. Read More

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December 2018

CE: Original Research: Antineoplastic Drug Administration by Pregnant and Nonpregnant Nurses: An Exploration of the Use of Protective Gloves and Gowns.

Am J Nurs 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Christina C. Lawson is the epidemiology team leader, Candice Y. Johnson and Carissa M. Rocheleau are epidemiologists, and James M. Boiano is an industrial hygienist in the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in Cincinnati, OH. Feiby L. Nassan is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. Thomas H. Connor is a research biologist in the Division of Applied Research and Technology at NIOSH. Jorge E. Chavarro is an associate professor in the Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard Medical School, as well as the principal investigator of the Nurses' Health Study 3. Janet W. Rich-Edwards is the director of developmental epidemiology at the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Rich-Edwards received grant funding from NIOSH to support data analysis (grant no. 200-2013-M-54978). Contact author: Christina C. Lawson, The authors and planners have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Findings from this cross-sectional study indicate a need for expanded training in safe handling practices.

Abstract: Background: Many antineoplastic (chemotherapeutic) drugs are known or probable human carcinogens, and many have been shown to be reproductive toxicants in cancer patients. Evidence from occupational exposure studies suggests that health care workers who have long-term, low-level occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs have an increased risk of adverse reproductive outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

Succinylcholine Use and Dantrolene Availability for Malignant Hyperthermia Treatment: Database Analyses and Systematic Review.

Anesthesiology 2019 Jan;130(1):41-54

From The North American Malignant Hyperthermia Registry of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2000 through 2017; M.G.L., B.W.B.) Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida (2018; M.G.L.) Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (T.T.K., M.T.V., S.K.) Department of Nurse Anesthesia, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2016 through 2018; B.W.B.) Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine (K.G.B., T.W.K., J.C.) School of Public Health (K.G.B.), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (E.L.S.) Department of Anesthesiology (A.H.), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York (J.L.) Department of Anesthesia and Pain Management, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (S.R.) Department of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia (D.M.). Current positions: Dr. Larach is now at the Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Sivak is now at the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Department of Anesthesiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Beaumont Health, Dearborn, Michigan Beaumont Health, Royal Oak, Michigan Beaumont Health, Farmington Hills, Michigan Beaumont Health, Grosse Pointe, Michigan Bronson Healthcare, Battle Creek, Michigan Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, Michigan CHOC Children's Hospital, Orange, California Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Department of Anesthesiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan Henry Ford Health System, West Bloomfield, Michigan Holland Hospital, Holland, Michigan Mercy Health, Muskegon, Michigan Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon St. Joseph Mercy, Ann Arbor, Michigan St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Pontiac, Michigan St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Michigan Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Michigan Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Department of Anesthesiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado Department of Anesthesiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah Department of Anesthesiology, University of Vermont, Larner College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee Department of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Department of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri Department of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York Department of Anesthesiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

What We Already Know About This Topic: WHAT THIS ARTICLE TELLS US THAT IS NEW: BACKGROUND:: Although dantrolene effectively treats malignant hyperthermia (MH), discrepant recommendations exist concerning dantrolene availability. Whereas Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States guidelines state dantrolene must be available within 10 min of the decision to treat MH wherever volatile anesthetics or succinylcholine are administered, a Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia protocol permits Class B ambulatory facilities to stock succinylcholine for airway rescue without dantrolene. The authors investigated (1) succinylcholine use rates, including for airway rescue, in anesthetizing/sedating locations; (2) whether succinylcholine without volatile anesthetics triggers MH warranting dantrolene; and (3) the relationship between dantrolene administration and MH morbidity/mortality. Read More

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January 2019

A model for trauma-informed primary care.

J Am Assoc Nurse Pract 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Nursing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Childhood trauma has been associated with negative health behaviors and conditions in adulthood. However, few primary care providers screen for trauma or alter their care to accommodate the multiple effects of trauma on patient health. The purposes of this article were to discuss the health consequences of childhood trauma and to offer a model for trauma-informed primary care (TIPC). Read More

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December 2018

Can a smartphone App help manage wounds in primary care?

J Am Assoc Nurse Pract 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

School of Nursing & Health Professions, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Background And Purpose: Although wound care guidelines are available for primary care providers, barriers to assessment and treatment remain. This article examines current evidence supporting wound management, wound guidelines, and provider comfort with wound management in primary care and discusses the need for improved training, education, and the development of a simplified approach to wound management in primary care.

Methods: This review of evidence examines knowledge of wound care, wound curriculum, and the current availability of guidelines for health care providers at the frontlines. Read More

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December 2018

Analysis of nurse practitioner scope of practice in Taiwan using the Longest policy cycle model.

J Am Assoc Nurse Pract 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

School of Nursing, National Yang Ming University, Taipei City, Taiwan.

Background And Purpose: To date, there has been no policy analysis or review of the effectiveness of the current nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice regulations in Taiwan. The purpose is of this article was to provide a policy analysis of the NP scope of practice regulations in Taiwan.

Methods: The Longest policy cycle model was used to analyze the NP scope of practice regulations. Read More

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December 2018

A self-regulation perspective on how and when regulatory focus differentially relates to citizenship behaviors.

J Appl Psychol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Business Administration.

Although previous research suggests that regulatory focus matters for organizational citizenship behaviors, it is unclear how promotion and prevention focus relate to such behaviors. Integrating regulatory focus theory with theories of self-regulation, we propose a conceptual model that links trait promotion and prevention foci with specific citizenship behaviors through an emotion-related self-regulation mechanism. Using a sample of 227 nurses working in a hospital context, we observed that trait promotion focus and trait prevention focus predict helping and voice via differential effects on emotional exhaustion. Read More

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December 2018

[The role of agentic capacities in turnover intentions among nurses].

G Ital Med Lav Ergon 2018 Dec;40(4):208-216

Dipartimento di Pedagogia, Psicologia, Filosofia, Università di Cagliari, Italia.

Objectives: Voluntary turnover in the nursing profession is one of the main concerns in hospitals and it requests comprehensive research. This study contributes to explain the reasons related to turnover intention of nurses and provides causes for reflection to improve the working practice.

Methods: 161 nurses and 13 nursing coordinators, working in the wards of two Italian hospitals, participated in the study. Read More

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December 2018

[Manual handling, job fitness, and musculoskeletal disorders in the Sondrio hospital (Italy) healthcare workers.]

G Ital Med Lav Ergon 2018 Dec;40(4):203-207

Dipartimento di Sanità Pubblica, Medicina Sperimentale e Forense, Sezione di Medicina del Lavoro, Università degli Studi di Pavia and Unità Operativa di Medicina del Lavoro, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri IRCCS, Pavia.

Objectives: Musculo-skeletal disorders (MSD) are a large group of locomotor system pathologies with multifactorial etiology. Healthcare professionals are often exposed to biomechanical overload of the spine and upper limb, for example during patient handling, and represent a working population at risk.

Methods: In order to acquire further knowledge on this subject, we conducted a cross-sectional study (year 2016) among healthcare workers (excluding physicians) of the Sondrio Hospital (Italy), investigating the correlations between manual handling, MDS and job fitness. Read More

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December 2018

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion.

Authors:
Angela Hall

Emerg Nurse 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Jersey General Hospital, St Helier, Jersey.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, and there is a one in four lifetime risk of developing the condition for people who are over the age of 40. Vernakalant, a new addition to intravenous antiarrhythmic drugs for cardioversion of AF, is the first atrial-specific antiarrhythmic drug for pharmacological cardioversion of recent onset AF and is more effective than placebo and amiodarone. The drug offers patients an alternative to other pharmacological agents for chemical cardioversion and avoids the risks associated with electrical cardioversion. Read More

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December 2018

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease.

Authors:
Lisa Younge

Nurs Stand 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

The Royal London Hospital, London, England.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term that refers to two main conditions: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. It is a lifelong inflammatory disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Managing IBD requires a multidisciplinary team approach, and specialist IBD nurses have an important role in this, providing education, support and advocacy to patients with IBD. Read More

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December 2018

The Role of the Organ Donor Transplant Co-Ordinator and the Emergence of Specialist Nurses- Organ Donation, in the United Kingdom.

J Clin Nurs 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, 9 Sighthill Court, Edinburgh.

Aims: To explore the role that Donor Transplant Co-ordinators have played, and the future potential of Specialist Nurses for Organ Donation (SN-ODs), within organ donation strategies in the UK and other countries.

Background: Organ donation and transplantation rates vary extensively around the world. However, there is a universal shortage of deceased donors, prompting different approaches to increase transplantation rates. Read More

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December 2018

Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in a child's acute pain care.

J Clin Nurs 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

University of Huddersfield.

Aims: To explore parental involvement in the child's acute pain care and establish ways in which parental preferences for involvement in their child's care can be identified, facilitated and enhanced by nurses.

Background: Despite growing evidence supporting effective acute pain management in children and the availability of national and international practice guidelines, children still experience acute pain. Involving parents in their child's pain care has been identified as being a central tenet of pain management in children. Read More

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December 2018
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Wishing to be perceived as a capable and resourceful person - A qualitative study of melanoma patients' experiences of the contact and interaction with healthcare professionals.

J Clin Nurs 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Nursing, Umeå University, SE -901 85, Umeå, Sweden.

Aims And Objectives: We aimed to explore patients' experiences of contact and interaction with healthcare professionals (HCPs) during the diagnostic process of melanoma.

Background: In Sweden, most patients with suspected skin lesions seek care at the primary level of services in the first instance. Previous research describe the diagnostic process as a complex journey with uncertainty. Read More

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December 2018
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Relationships among general health, job satisfaction, work engagement and job features in nurses working in a public hospital: A cross-sectional study.

J Clin Nurs 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Multidisciplinary Group of Integral Cares (GIMCI), Av. Menéndez Pidal, s/n, 14004, Córdoba, Spain.

Aim And Objective: To describe relations among health, job satisfaction, work engagement and job features in Spanish nurses working in a public hospital.

Background: It has been established that nursing staff health affects the quality of their work and is associated with job satisfaction, work engagement and different job features. Understanding the relationships among these variables could provide useful information to improve staff performance and prevent work-related illnesses. Read More

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December 2018

Understanding assessment on a hospital ward for older people: a qualitative study.

J Adv Nurs 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Warwick Research in Nursing, University of Warwick and Oxford Trauma, Kadoorie Centre, NDORMS, University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Aim: To explore assessment on a hospital ward for older people from the perspectives of patients and healthcare professionals.

Design: A qualitative study drawing on grounded theory was undertaken between February 2015 - January 2016.

Methods: Interviews with 15 patients and 22 healthcare professionals, a focus group with six healthcare professionals, 45 hours of observation and review of 18 sets of patient notes. Read More

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December 2018

PROTECT - Trial: A cluster RCT to study the effectiveness of a repositioning aid and tailored repositioning to increase repositioning compliance.

J Adv Nurs 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Skin Integrity Research Group (SKINT), University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Aim: To study the effectiveness of tailored repositioning and a turning and repositioning system on: (1) nurses' compliance to repositioning frequencies; (2) body posture of patients after repositioning; (3) incidence of pressure ulcers and incontinence-associated dermatitis; (4) nurses' and patients' preferences, comfort and acceptability; and (5) budget impact.

Background: Patient-tailored systematic repositioning is key in pressure ulcer prevention. To date, a clinical decision-making tool is lacking and compliance to pressure ulcer prevention guidelines is low. Read More

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December 2018
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Don't go there - It's not a nice place: Older adults' experiences of delirium.

Int J Ment Health Nurs 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Nursing, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

Delirium is a common neuropsychiatric disorder that causes fluctuations in consciousness and attention, impairments in cognitive functioning and information processing, and changes in how individuals perceive what is going on around them. Delirium is associated with increased mortality, ongoing impairment in cognitive functioning, and a high possibility of discharge to residential care. The experience of delirium may be distressing for the patient and their family. Read More

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December 2018

Mandated wrapping of airway cart instruments: Limited access without the intended safety benefits.

Laryngoscope 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Greenville Voice Center, Greenville ENT Associates, Greenville Health System, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: Isolated case studies have shown improper sterilization or contamination of equipment from anesthesia carts can lead to transmission of disease and even death. Citing this literature, national accrediting agencies mandated all instruments in the otolaryngology airway carts at San Antonio Military Medical Center be packaged to prevent contamination. This study sought to determine the infection and safety implications of packaged airway cart instruments. Read More

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December 2018

Design and validation of a "Peristomal Lesion Scale" for peristomal skin assessment.

Int Wound J 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Many people in Italy undergo ostomy because of illness, and this can have negative psychological and physical effects. It is estimated that 15%-43% of ostomates suffer from skin complications in the peristomal area. During their life, many ostomates experience at least one peristomal lesion, and they turn to stomal therapy centres where trained nurses provide patient care and manage skin complications. Read More

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December 2018
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Doulas in the Operating Room: An Innovative Approach to Supporting Skin-to-Skin Care During Cesarean Birth.

J Midwifery Womens Health 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Introduction: Skin-to-skin care (SSC) immediately after birth is recommended for all women and their newborns. Barriers to SSC after cesarean birth lead to delays in initiation of this practice. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement an innovative approach with volunteer doulas to support initiation of SSC after cesarean for all clients. Read More

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December 2018
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Stressors experienced by children with autism spectrum disorder in Taiwan: Perspectives of children and their parents.

Nurs Health Sci 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Young Psychiatric Clinic, New Taipei, Taiwan.

Autism spectrum disorder has only recently been recognized as a developmental disability in Taiwan. We conducted an exploratory qualitative descriptive study with children (n = 14, mean age = 13.57 years) and their parents to understand stressors experienced by children with autism spectrum disorder in Taiwan. Read More

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December 2018

Contraceptive Use Among Women with Prediabetes and Diabetes in a US National Sample.

J Midwifery Womens Health 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Introduction: Although elevated blood glucose is associated with adverse maternal and fetal health outcomes, evidence suggests that women with diabetes may not be receiving comprehensive reproductive health care, including family planning and preconception care. Using a population-based sample, we evaluated the relationship between contraceptive use and biomarker-identified diabetes.

Methods: This cross-sectional study used data from 5548 women in the nationally representative National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) from 2007 to 2009. Read More

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December 2018

The effect of an aggressive behavior prevention program on kindergarten students.

Public Health Nurs 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Public Health Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: This quasi-experimental study with a pretest-posttest control group was conducted to determine the effects of the "Aggressive Behavior Prevention Program (ABPP)" on kindergarten students. The program was based on Social Cognitive Theory.

Design And Sample: The study was carried out with 90 children (intervention group = 45, control group = 45) who were registered in the kindergarten of a primary school. Read More

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December 2018

African-American parents' and daughters' beliefs about HPV infection and the HPV vaccine.

Public Health Nurs 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Objective: To increase our understanding about the health beliefs of African-American parents and their daughters toward HPV infection and HPV vaccine acceptance.

Methods: The Health Belief Model was used as a guiding framework. Principles of grounded theory, theoretical sampling, and constant comparison analysis were used to qualitatively analyze data generated from personal interviews of African-American parents (n = 30) and their 12- to 17-year-old daughters (n = 34). Read More

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December 2018

The effect of peer education model on sexual myths of Turkish university students: An interventional study.

Perspect Psychiatr Care 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Faculty of Health Science, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey.

Purpose: The research was conducted to determine the effects of peer education model on sexual myths of Turkish university students.

Design And Methods: This is an interventional study. Peer educators were asked to perform educational activities for the intervention group. Read More

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December 2018

Occupational contact dermatitis to isopropanol-containing disinfectant based on a genetic defect.

Contact Dermatitis 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Medical University of Graz, Austria.

A 52-year-old non-atopic healthy female Caucasian developed severe hand eczema after 13 years of working as a nurse. No recent changes had occurred in her work activities. The bouts of eczema correlated with her occupational activity. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of educational environments on nursing faculty members' perceptions regarding oral care.

Jpn J Nurs Sci 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Section of Geriatric Dentistry, Department of General Dentistry, Fukuoka Dental College, Fukuoka, Japan.

Aim: To investigate nursing faculty members' perceptions of oral care and to identify the effects of an educational environment on their perceptions.

Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire regarding oral care was conducted at eight nursing schools in Japan. A total of 156 (71. Read More

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December 2018

Predicting one-year mortality in heart failure using the 'Surprise Question': a prospective pilot study.

Eur J Heart Fail 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.

Background: The Surprise Question: 'would you be surprised if this patient were to die within the next year?' has been shown to predict mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease and cancer. This prospective study aimed to determine whether the Surprise Question could identify heart failure patients with a prognosis of less than 1 year, and whether the Surprise Question can be used by different healthcare professionals.

Methods And Results: Overall, 129 consecutive patients admitted with decompensated heart failure were included. Read More

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December 2018

Compassion in nursing: Solution or stereotype?

Nurs Inq 2018 Dec 11:e12271. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Warwick Research in Nursing, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

Compassion in healthcare has received significant attention recently, on an international scale, with concern raised about its absence during clinical interactions. As a concept, compassionate care has been linked to nursing. We examined historical discourse on this topic, to understand and situate current debates on compassionate care as a hallmark of high-quality services. Read More

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December 2018

Interprofessional Perspectives on Providing Spiritual Care for Patients With Lung Cancer in Outpatient Settings.

Oncol Nurs Forum 2019 Jan;46(1):49-58

City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Purpose: To explore palliative care and oncology clinicians' perspectives on current challenges and facilitating factors in meeting the spiritual needs of patients with lung cancer and family caregivers. This study was conducted in preparation for a community-based lung cancer palliative care intervention.

Participants & Setting: 19 oncology and palliative care clinicians in three outpatient Kaiser Permanente sites in southern California. Read More

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January 2019

Impact of Survivorship Care on Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer With Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms.

Oncol Nurs Forum 2019 Jan;46(1):33-43

Yale University.

Objectives: To assess post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSSs) in young adult survivors of childhood cancer not receiving survivorship care and to determine whether attending a survivorship-focused healthcare visit was associated with changes in PTSSs.

Sample & Setting: 44 young adult survivors from the Yale Cancer Center in Connecticut without prior survivorship clinic attendance.

Methods & Variables: As part of a larger trial, participants were randomized to a model of survivorship-focused health care. Read More

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January 2019

Financial Toxicity Among Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Oncol Nurs Forum 2019 Jan;46(1):83-91

University of Pittsburgh.

Objectives: To determine the incidence of financial toxicity among women with metastatic breast cancer, as well as the relationships among financial toxicity, quality of life, and overall cancer-related distress in members of this patient population.

Sample & Setting: 145 women with metastatic breast cancer receiving care at an urban outpatient breast cancer clinic.

Methods & Variables: A cross-sectional analysis of women with metastatic breast cancer was performed. Read More

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January 2019

Nurse-Led Supportive Care Intervention for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer.

Oncol Nurs Forum 2019 Jan;46(1):92-103

University of Southern Queensland.

Objectives: To understand the context for implementing ProsCare by prostate cancer specialist nurses (PCSNs) and, in doing so, further develop the intervention and implementation strategy.

Sample & Setting: 30 PCSNs participated in four semistructured focus groups to evaluate a telephone-based supportive care intervention led by nurses for men with advanced prostate cancer.

Methods & Variables: Data were coded into the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research to evaluate the ProsCare program content and guide the implementation and evaluation of this targeted program for men with advanced prostate cancer. Read More

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January 2019

Comparison of Health-Related Quality of Life Between Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment Groups.

Oncol Nurs Forum 2019 Jan;46(1):59-70

Bastyr University.

Objectives: To compare the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of women who did (receivers, n = 372) and did not (intentional nonreceivers, n = 46) receive all recommended adjuvant treatments for breast cancer.

Sample & Setting: Women were recruited through integrative oncology clinics and the Cancer Surveillance System registry in western Washington.

Methods & Variables: A cross-sectional and correlational study using secondary data was conducted. Read More

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January 2019

Self-Management Support in Patients With Incurable Cancer: How Confident Are Nurses?

Oncol Nurs Forum 2019 Jan;46(1):104-112

Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research.

Objectives: To explore how nurses perceive their self-efficacy and performance in supporting self-management among patients with incurable cancer, and whether these perceptions differ between community and hospital nurses.

Sample & Setting: 222 hospital nurses (n = 94) and community nurses (n = 128) working with adult patients with incurable cancer.

Methods & Variables: An online survey included the Self-Efficacy and Performance Into Self-Management Support instrument. Read More

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January 2019