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Peristomal Skin Health: A WOCN Society Consensus Conference.

J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2021 May-Jun 01;48(3):219-231

Catherine R. Ratliff, PhD, GNP-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, FAAN, Department of Surgery, UVA Health Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society identified the need to define and promote peristomal skin health. A task force was appointed to complete a scoping literature review, to develop evidence-based statements to guide peristomal skin health best practices. Based on the findings of the scoping review, the Society convened a panel of experts to develop evidence- and consensus-based statements to guide care in promoting peristomal skin health. Read More

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Topical Management of Peristomal Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A Report of 3 Case Studies.

J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Tomohiro Toyoda, MD, Department of Dermatology, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Sakura, Japan. Shinji Mitsuyama, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Sakura, Japan. Eri Nagao, MD, Department of Dermatology, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Sakura, Japan. Fumihito Abe, MD, Department of Dermatology, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Sakura, Japan. Masaaki Kimura, MD, Department of Dermatology, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Sakura, Japan. Yurie Seido, RN, WOC Nurse, Department of Nursing Care, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Sakura, Japan. Tetsuya Higuchi, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Sakura, Japan.

Background: Peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum (PPG) presents multiple challenges for healthcare providers. The diagnosis of PPG may be delayed, and it may be mistaken for an irritant dermatitis or an infection. Patients with ostomies secondary to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may experience PPG. Read More

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Assessing oral health literacy of university nursing students: A cross-sectional exploratory study.

Nurse Educ Pract 2021 Apr 27;53:103066. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Australia.

Aim: Research has proven a link between oral health and numerous chronic systemic diseases. To achieve better health outcomes, there is a need to involve interprofessional primary health care providers, such as nurses to raise awareness and promote oral health. Nurses have regular contact with patients which provides a unique opportunity to impart disease-specific information and technical skills for patients to self-manage their oral health conditions. Read More

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Stress and hair cortisol concentrations in nurses during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Psychoneuroendocrinology 2021 Apr 27;129:105245. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, frontline healthcare workers have been exposed to very stressful conditions. Measuring hair cortisol concentrations (HCCs), which reflect the integrated long-term cortisol levels, may elucidate the impact of COVID-19 related stress on healthcare professionals. In the current study, we investigated experienced stress in 693 healthcare workers, with hair samples for cortisol analysis collected from a subset of 67 female nurses. Read More

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Transitional care experiences of caregivers of preterm infants hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit: A qualitative descriptive study.

Nurs Open 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Aim: To describe the transitional care experiences and nursing needs of caregivers of preterm infants hospitalized in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

Design: A qualitative descriptive study.

Methods: We conducted semi-structured interviews with the 24 caregivers of preterm infants admitted to Children's Hospital, Soochow University. Read More

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Iranian nurses' perception of the public image of nursing and its association with their quality of working life.

Nurs Open 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

Aim: To investigate the association between the nurses' perception of the public image (PI) of nursing and the quality of nursing work life (QNWL).

Design: A descriptive correlational study.

Methods: 250 nurses of 12 hospitals affiliated with Tabriz University of Medical Sciences were sampled using a proportionate stratified sampling technique. Read More

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A survey of nurses' awareness of infection control measures in Baranya County, Hungary.

Nurs Open 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary.

Aim: This study aimed to assess nurses' awareness of infection control (IC) measures in Baranya County, Hungary.

Design: A cross-sectional survey.

Methods: The study used the infection control standardized questionnaire to assess nurses' awareness in standard precautions (SP), healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and hand hygiene (HH). Read More

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What is a compassionate response in the emergency department? Learner evaluation of an End-of-Life Essentials online education module.

Emerg Med Australas 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Objective: To evaluate the End-of-Life Essentials education module 'Emergency Department End-of-Life Care' and explore learners' views on what constitutes a compassionate response in the ED.

Methods: The present study used a multi-methods approach. Learners comprised a mix of nurses, doctors and allied health professionals. Read More

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Prevalence and factors associated with ulcer-related pain in persons with chronic leg ulcers-an explorative study.

J Clin Nurs 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of South-Eastern, Notodden, Norway.

Aims And Objectives: The aims of this study were to explore the prevalence of background pain and identify demographic, clinical and psychosocial factors associated with moderate to severe background pain in persons with leg ulcers.

Background: All chronic leg ulcers are potentially painful. Research indicates that 80% of persons with chronic leg ulcers experience wound-related background pain. Read More

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Experiences of fathers regarding the diagnosis of their child with autism spectrum disorder: A narrative review of the international research.

J Clin Nurs 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Aim And Objectives: The aim of this systematic review was to identify the views and experiences of fathers regarding their child's Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.

Background: The diagnosis of a child's Autism Spectrum Disorder may be a stressful experience, creating uncertainty for parents. There has been a limited research focus on the views and experiences of fathers in relation to the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder of their child. Read More

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The development and psychometric validation of the interpersonal geriatric care relationship (InteGer) tool.

J Adv Nurs 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University Centre for Nursing and Midwifery, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

Aim: To develop and psychometrically test the Interpersonal Geriatric care relationship tool.

Background: The quality of nursing care is highly influenced by the quality of the interpersonal care relationship, yet there are no tools available that capture the conceptual breadth of the interpersonal care relationship.

Design: Instrument development and psychometric testing of the content and construct validity, factor structure and reliability. Read More

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Perceptions on respectful maternity care in Sri Lanka: Study protocol for a mixed-methods study of patients and providers.

PLoS One 2021 5;16(5):e0250920. Epub 2021 May 5.

Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Department of Community Medicine, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka.

Background: Over the past few decades, interest in providing and measuring Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) has increased markedly. Sri Lanka is reportedly shown to have better maternal health statistics and studies on quality improvement are lacking in this unique population. We aim to describe healthcare providers' perceptions and women's expectations, perceptions and their gaps in service provision regarding RMC in Sri Lanka. Read More

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Changes in healthcare workers' knowledge, attitudes, practices, and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(18):e25825

College of Medicine, King Saud University.

Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused an unprecedented health crisis around the world, not least because of its heterogeneous clinical presentation and course. The new information on the pandemic emerging daily has made it challenging for healthcare workers (HCWs) to stay current with the latest knowledge, which could influence their attitudes and practices during patient care.This study is a follow-up evaluation of changes in HCWs' knowledge, attitudes, and practices as well as anxiety levels regarding COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Read More

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Complications of permanent makeup procedures for the eyebrow and eyeline.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(18):e25755

Shibuya Mori Clinic, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract: Japan is one of the few countries that consider the application of permanent makeup a medical procedure, and only doctors and nurses are allowed to perform this procedure. Studies on the safety and esthetic outcomes of permanent makeup procedures are not available, although there are studies that report allergies and other complications associated with permanent makeup. Thus, we aimed to study the complications and esthetic outcomes of permanent makeup. Read More

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Predictors of patient safety culture in hospitals in Venezuela: A cross-sectional study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(18):e25316

Methodology of Biomedical Research and Public Health programme. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Abstract: An organization's culture with regard to patient safety is important because it defines the beliefs and practices of the organization, and consequently its efficiency and productivity.Knowing the level of this and the factors that influence or not their dynamic represents a challenge, due to the degree of complexity and specificity of the elements involved.The aim of this study was to analyze predictors of patient safety culture in public and private hospitals and examining the factors that contribute to it, constructing a new and specific theoretical and methodological model. Read More

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Factors affecting primary care practitioners' alcohol-related discussions with older adults: Qualitative study.

Br J Gen Pract 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Newcastle University Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Background: Risk of harm from drinking is heightened in later life, due to age-related sensitivities to alcohol. Primary care services have a key role in supporting older people to make healthier decisions about alcohol.

Aim: To examine primary care practitioners' perceptions of factors that promote and challenge their work to support older people in alcohol risk-reduction. Read More

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Minimising prescription errors-a quality improvement project in the ophthalmology department in a tertiary referral hospital.

Int Ophthalmol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, ophthalmology, Chalmers street, Edinburgh, EH3 9HA, 01315361000, UK.

Purpose: The aim of this quality improvement project was to look into the hospital prescriptions and to identify and record the type and number of errors, to implement measures to reduce the risk of these errors and then to reaudit to assess the impact of changes implemented.

Methods: The initial audit was conducted prospectively over a eleven-week period. Prescriptions written by doctors of all grades and members of the staff, such as optometrists and nurses, were analysed. Read More

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Florence Nightingale's theory and her contributions to holistic critical thinking in nursing.

Rev Bras Enferm 2021 3;74(2):e20200139. Epub 2021 May 3.

Lovisenberg Diakonale Høgskole. Oslo, Noruega.

Objective: to reflect on Florence Nightingale's legacy and describe her contributions to critical holistic thinking in nursing.

Methods: this is a theoretical reflection, for which scientific productions on Florence Nightingale's environmental theory, as published in national and international journals, were based.

Results: Florence Nightingale's philosophy and teachings emphasize that the nurse must use her brain, heart and hands to create healing environments to care for the patient's body, mind and spirit. Read More

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Implementation of a surgical safety checklist in Brazil: cross-sectional study.

Rev Bras Enferm 2021 3;74(2):e20190874. Epub 2021 May 3.

Faculdade Albert Einstein. São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: to identify the implementation process of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist in Brazilian hospitals.

Methods: this is a cross-sectional study with 531 participants during a Congress of Perioperative Nursing, promoted by the Brazilian Association of Operating Room Nurses, Anesthetic Recovery and Material and Sterilization Center, in 2017.

Results: among the nursing professionals included, 84. Read More

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A Social Media Organizational Productivity Model: Insights From Public Health Professionals.

J Med Internet Res 2021 May 5;23(5):e23792. Epub 2021 May 5.

University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, United Kingdom.

Background: Many previous studies have explored socialization-oriented social media (SM), but their reach has been limited to the context of information exchange for common personal interests. This study focuses on work-oriented SM, which can enhance organizational networking and productivity levels in the context of public hospitals.

Objective: This study aims to provide a theoretical framework to explain how the use of SM can enhance the skills of health professionals and levels of organizational productivity in uncertain environments. Read More

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Factors Associated With Missed Nursing Care in Nursing Homes: A Multicentre Cross-sectional Study.

Int J Health Policy Manag 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Public Health and Pediatrics, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.

Background: Despite its association with patient safety, few studies on missed nursing care have been conducted in nursing homes. We aimed to describe individual and environmental factors in a sample of registered nurses (RNs) reporting missed nursing care in nursing homes, and to explore the association between these factors and missed nursing care.

Methods: In the present, multicentre cross-sectional study, 217 RNs from 43 nursing homes in Northern Italy reported all episodes of missed nursing care (ie, any aspect of required care that was omitted or delayed) that occurred in the 20 most dependent residents (according to RNs' judgement; 860 residents in total) over 3 consecutive days. Read More

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How do nurses and physicians assess inter-professional collaboration in long-term care homes? A survey study.

Nurs Open 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Section of Health Care Research and Rehabilitation Research (SEVERA), Faculty of Medicine, Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany.

Aims: To assess inter-professional collaboration between nurses and physicians in long-term care facilities and to determine if there are differences between subgroups of nurses.

Design: A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was carried out between January 2018 and January 2020.

Methods: 408 health professionals (345 nurses, 63 physicians) from 37 nursing homes in Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany) participated in the survey. Read More

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Why should nurses care if Heidegger was a Nazi? Pragmatics, politics and philosophy in nursing.

Nurs Inq 2021 May 5:e12409. Epub 2021 May 5.

Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

Nursing and nurses have become reliant on qualitative methods to understand the meaning of nursing care, and many nurse researchers use Heideggerian Interpretivist phenomenology approaches. Often these nurses are unaware of Martin Heidegger's role in the German National Socialist Party of the 1930s and his allegiance to fascist ideology. We ask: can a bad person have good ideas? In line with pragmatic thinkers such as Richard Rorty, we argue that instead of value judgements on people and their ideas, nurses should consider ideas as a product of a historical/social and political time and space. Read More

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Being and becoming a nurse: Toward an ontological and reflexive turn in first-year nursing education.

Nurs Inq 2021 May 5:e12420. Epub 2021 May 5.

Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

In this paper, we call for an ontological and reflexive turn in first-year nursing education. An ontological turn focuses on formation, the 'being' and 'becoming' of a nurse, and emphasizes the value of nursing knowledge. First-year nursing students often possess romanticized ideals about being a nurse that devalues the knowledge and expertise of nurses. Read More

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Chinese adolescents' sexual and reproductive health education: A quasi-experimental study.

Public Health Nurs 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR.

Objective: This study investigated the effectiveness of an interactive sexual and reproductive health education program in aspects of knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy among adolescents.

Design: Quasi-experimental study underpinned by social cognitive theory.

Sample: A stratified cluster sample of 469 students from the two-branch middle school in a city in eastern China who were assigned to the experimental (n = 233) and control (n = 236) groups. Read More

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Diplomatic activities of Iranian Nursing Organization: A qualitative study.

Nurs Forum 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

Background: Nursing organizations play an important role in fulfilling the professional demands of nurses. The Iranian Nursing Organization (INO) is also using diplomatic activities in this direction.

Aim: This study was conducted to explain the diplomatic activities of INO. Read More

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Pediatric Rapid Response Nurse Deployment to Pediatric Trauma Activations: A Process Improvement Initiative.

J Trauma Nurs 2021 May-Jun 01;28(3):209-212

OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, Oregon.

Background: Prolonged emergency department length of stay in trauma patients is associated with increased hospital length of stay and inhospital mortality. This problem is compounded in pediatric patients, as injured children have less physiologic reserve and may exhibit only subtle warning signs before decompensation.

Objective: To determine the impact of deploying pediatric rapid response nurses to full trauma activations for patients transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit on emergency department length of stay. Read More

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Trauma Prehospital Hypothermia Prevention and Treatment: An Observational Study.

J Trauma Nurs 2021 May-Jun 01;28(3):194-202

Abel Salazar Institute of Biomedical Sciences (Mr Mota) and CINTESIS-Center for Health Technology and Services Research (Dr M. R. Santos), University of Porto, Porto, Portugal; Superior Health School of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal (Mr Mota and Dr Cunha); UICISA: E/ESEnfC-Cluster at the Health School of Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal (Mr Mota and Dr Cunha); Hospital Nossa Senhora da Assunção, Local Health Unit of Guarda, Seia, Portugal (Mr Mota); Nursing School of Porto, Porto, Portugal (Dr M. R. Santos); Department of Rheumatology, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (Dr E. J. F. Santos); Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing, Nursing School of Coimbra, Coimbra. Portugal (Dr E. J. F. Santos); Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal (Drs Henriques and Matos); Centre for Mathematics of the University of Coimbra (CMUC), Coimbra, Portugal (Dr Henriques); and Research Centre in Digital Services (CISeD), Viseu, Portugal (Dr Matos).

Background: Hypothermia in trauma patients causes increased morbidity and mortality. Swift recognition and treatment are important to prevent any further heat loss. In addition, patient discomfort from cold decreases satisfaction with care. Read More

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Trauma Tertiary Survey: Trauma Service Medical Officers and Trauma Nurses Detect Similar Rates of Missed Injuries.

J Trauma Nurs 2021 May-Jun 01;28(3):166-172

Trauma Service (Mss Williamson and Grant and Mr Handy) and Jamieson Trauma Institute (Mss Williamson and Warren and Mr Handy), Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Herston, Queensland, Australia; and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Herston, Queensland, Australia (Ms Williamson).

Background: Trauma tertiary surveys (TTSs) can improve patient outcomes by identifying missed injuries following initial trauma reception and resuscitation. Most TTSs are conducted by medical officers despite the multidisciplinary team approach of modern trauma care.

Objective: The study aim was to assess the accuracy of detecting missed injuries when the TTS was performed by specialist trauma nursing staff, rather than trauma service medical officers (TSMOs). Read More

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Psychometric Evaluation of the Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool (DPET) on Emergency Nurses in Mainland China: Two Cross-Sectional Studies.

Disaster Med Public Health Prep 2021 May 5:1-8. Epub 2021 May 5.

School of Nursing, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Background: Emergency nurses play a major role in disaster relief in mainland China, but there is no valid instrument to measure the extent of their disaster preparedness. The Disaster Preparedness Evaluation Tool© is a reliable instrument to assess the disaster preparedness of nurse practitioners. The tool has been translated and validated in Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, China and the United States of America. Read More

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