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281. The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Inadequate adherence to recommendations known to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death has contributed to a slowing in the decline of these deaths.To assess the effectiveness of 2 interventions separately and combined to promote infant safe sleep practices compared with control interventions.Four-group cluster randomized clinical trial of mothers (...) of healthy term newborns who were recruited between March 2015 and May 2016 at 16 US hospitals with more than 100 births annually. Data collection ended in October 2016.All participants were beneficiaries of a nursing quality improvement campaign in infant safe sleep practices (intervention) or breastfeeding (control), and then received a 60-day mobile health program, in which mothers received frequent emails or text messages containing short videos with educational content about infant safe sleep

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2017 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

282. Challenging nurse student selection policy: Using a lifeworld approach to explore the link between care experience and student values (PubMed)

Challenging nurse student selection policy: Using a lifeworld approach to explore the link between care experience and student values This study uses a lifeworld perspective to explore beginning students' values about nursing. Internationally, increasing care demand, a focus on targets and evidence of dehumanized care cultures have resulted in scrutiny of practitioner values. In England, selection policy dictates that prospective nursing students demonstrate person-centred values and care work (...) experience. However, there is limited recent evidence exploring values at programme commencement or the effect of care experience on values.Mixed method study.A total of 161 undergraduate nursing students were recruited in 2013 from one English university. Thematic content analysis and frequency distribution to reveal descriptive statistics were used.Statistical analysis indicated that most of the values identified in student responses were not significantly affected by paid care experience. Five themes

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2017 Nursing open

283. Registration of randomized controlled trials in nursing journals (PubMed)

Registration of randomized controlled trials in nursing journals Trial registration helps minimize publication and reporting bias. In leading medical journals, 96% of published trials are registered. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of randomized controlled trials published in key nursing journals that met criteria for timely registration.We reviewed all RCTs published in three (two general, one mental health) nursing journals between August 2011 and September 2016. We (...) that were prospectively registered, 11 (8%) met the criteria for timely registration.There is an unacceptable difference in rates of trial registration between leading medical and nursing journals. Concerted effort is required by nurse researchers, reviewers and journal editors to ensure that all trials are registered in a timely way.

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2017 Research integrity and peer review

284. Strategies that reduce compassion fatigue and increase compassion satisfaction in nurses: a systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Strategies that reduce compassion fatigue and increase compassion satisfaction in nurses: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this quantitative systematic review is to determine effective strategies to reduce compassion fatigue and improve compassion satisfaction among nurses.

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

285. Experiences of compassion fatigue in direct care nurses: a qualitative systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Experiences of compassion fatigue in direct care nurses: a qualitative systematic review protocol. The objective of this qualitative systematic review is to examine available evidence on the experiences of direct care nurses of compassion fatigue (CF) within any nursing specialty or care setting. Specifically, this review will identify evidence on the following.

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

286. Experiences of Scandinavian nurses in discussing sexuality with patients, clients and residents: a qualitative systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Experiences of Scandinavian nurses in discussing sexuality with patients, clients and residents: a qualitative systematic review protocol. The objective of this review is to critically appraise, synthesize, and present the best available evidence to address the question: How do Scandinavian nurses experience discussing sexual issues with patients, residents and clients?

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

287. Lifestyle in progression from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to chronic hypertension in Nurses' Health Study II: observational cohort study. (PubMed)

Lifestyle in progression from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to chronic hypertension in Nurses' Health Study II: observational cohort study. Objectives To study the association between lifestyle risk factors and chronic hypertension by history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP: gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia) and investigate the extent to which these risk factors modify the association between HDP and chronic hypertension.Design Prospective cohort study.Setting Nurses (...) ' Health Study II (1991-2013).Participants 54 588 parous women aged 32 to 59 years with data on reproductive history and without previous chronic hypertension, stroke, or myocardial infarction.Main outcome measure Chronic hypertension diagnosed by a physician and indicated through nurse participant self report. Multivariable Cox proportional hazards models were used to investigate the development of chronic hypertension contingent on history of HDP and four lifestyle risk factors: post-pregnancy body

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2017 BMJ

288. Nurse managers’ attributes to promote change in their wards: a qualitative study (PubMed)

Nurse managers’ attributes to promote change in their wards: a qualitative study The aim of this study was to explore the processes that nurse managers use to promote change in their wards.Qualitative research.A grounded theory approach was used. Participants were 23 nurse managers and 17 nurses in Japan. Interviews were conducted between March 2014 - December 2015. Mainly, nurse managers' data was analysed.The change process led by the nurse managers was depicted as a four-phased process (...) of "having beliefs and empathizing with staff nurses to achieve goals explored by self." Four attributes of nurse managers, "having both micro and macro perspectives," "respecting own beliefs and external standards," "being proactive," and "having empathy for staff nurses," were identified as indispensable factors promoting change in their wards. Nursing administrators should support the cultivation of nurse managers' attributes for successful change.

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2017 Nursing open

289. Moral competency: meta-competence of nursing care (PubMed)

Moral competency: meta-competence of nursing care To follow the progress of technology and increasing domain of nurses' duties, ethical challenges can be observed more than ever. Therefore, the growing and dynamic system of nursing requires nurses with professional and ethical competence who can provide optimal care. The aim of the present study was to define and explain dimensions of moral competency among the clinical nurses of Iran.This qualitative content analysis study was carried out (...) in the years 2014 and 2015 in Iran. Data were collected through in-depth semistructured interviews and field notes. The resulting data were analyzed by Graneheim and Lundman's method of conventional content analysis. The participants were 12 clinical nurses who were selected using purposive convenient sampling and continued interviews until data saturation.Themes obtained in the present study were posited in three main categories of "moral character," with subcategories of altruism, search for meaning

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2017 Electronic physician

290. Challenges of using Hospital Information Systems by nurses: comparing academic and non-academic hospitals (PubMed)

Challenges of using Hospital Information Systems by nurses: comparing academic and non-academic hospitals Hospital Information Systems (HIS) are used for easy access to information, improvement of documentation and reducing errors. Nonetheless, using these systems is faced with some barriers and obstacles. This study identifies the challenges and the obstacles of using these systems in the academic and non-academic hospitals in Kerman.This is a cross-sectional study which was carried out (...) in 2015. The statistical population in this study consisted of the nurses who had been working in the academic and non-academic hospitals in Kerman. A questionnaire consisting of two sections was used. The first section consisted of the demographic information of the participants and the second section comprised 34 questions about the challenges of HIS use. Data were analyzed by the descriptive and statistical analysis (t-test, and ANOVA) using SPSS 19 software.The most common and important challenges

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2017 Electronic physician

291. Exploration of the process of interprofessional collaboration among nurses and physicians in Iran (PubMed)

Exploration of the process of interprofessional collaboration among nurses and physicians in Iran The development of interprofessional collaboration is of great significance for facilitating the flow of information and provision of collaborated services. In fact, only one single profession cannot respond to all demands. Thus, this study was aimed to investigate clinical nurse-physician collaboration in Iran.This study was performed with nurses and physicians of university hospitals affiliated

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2017 Electronic physician

292. The relationship between some demographic characteristics and organizational commitment of nurses working in the Social Security Hospital of Khorramabad (PubMed)

The relationship between some demographic characteristics and organizational commitment of nurses working in the Social Security Hospital of Khorramabad Reduction in organizational commitment of nurses results in deficiency of care services. Some demographic factors affect organizational commitment.The present study is intended to determine the organizational commitment of nurses and its relationship with demographic characteristics.This study was a descriptive correlation (cross-sectional (...) ) study in January and February of 2016 on 126 nurses who held Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or Master of Science (M.Sc.) and at least one year of work experience in the Social Security Hospital of Khorramabad, selected using the census method. Data collection tools included a demographic characteristics form and Allen and Meyer questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 20. Independent-samples t-test and one-way ANOVA were used to determine the relationship between organizational commitment

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2017 Electronic physician

293. Training rheumatology nurse specialists: Are we doing the job right? (PubMed)

Training rheumatology nurse specialists: Are we doing the job right? 28983417 2018 11 13 2147-9720 4 3 2017 Sep European journal of rheumatology Eur J Rheumatol Training rheumatology nurse specialists: Are we doing the job right? 234-235 10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.16110 Begum Julie J Department of Rheumatology, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHSFT, Luton, UK. Nisar Muhammad Khurram MK Department of Rheumatology, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHSFT, Luton, UK. eng Journal Article 2017

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2017 European journal of rheumatology

294. Effectiveness of teaching strategies to improve critical thinking in nurses in clinical practice: a systematic review protocol. (PubMed)

Effectiveness of teaching strategies to improve critical thinking in nurses in clinical practice: a systematic review protocol. The aim of this review is to identify and synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of teaching strategies aimed at improving critical thinking (CT) in registered nurses who provide direct patient care. Specifically, the research question is: What are the best teaching strategies to improve CT skills in registered nurses who provide direct patient

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

295. Experiences of non-specialist nurses caring for patients and their significant others undergoing transitions during palliative end-of-life cancer care: a systematic review. (PubMed)

Experiences of non-specialist nurses caring for patients and their significant others undergoing transitions during palliative end-of-life cancer care: a systematic review. Non-specialist nurses, who are providing palliative end-of-life cancer care to patients and significant others undergoing psychosocial and existential transitions, may experience dissatisfaction, frustration and sorrow. On the other hand, they may also experience happiness, increased knowledge and personal growth.What (...) are non-specialist nurses' experiences when providing palliative end-of-life cancer care that involves the psychosocial and existential transitions of their patients and significant others?The current review considered studies that included a description of the experiences of non-specialist trained registered nurses (RNs) working in non-specialist wards.The current review considered studies that investigated experiences of RNs when providing palliative end-of-life cancer care that involves

2017 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

296. Mortality Reduction for Fever, Hyperglycemia, and Swallowing Nurse-Initiated Stroke Intervention: QASC Trial (Quality in Acute Stroke Care) Follow-Up

Mortality Reduction for Fever, Hyperglycemia, and Swallowing Nurse-Initiated Stroke Intervention: QASC Trial (Quality in Acute Stroke Care) Follow-Up Implementation of nurse-initiated protocols to manage fever, hyperglycemia, and swallowing dysfunction decreased death and disability 90 days poststroke in the QASC trial (Quality in Acute Stroke Care) conducted in 19 Australian acute stroke units (2005-2010). We now examine long-term all-cause mortality.Mortality was ascertained using Australia's (...) ) and increasing stroke severity (HR, 1.5; 95% CI, 1.3-1.9; P<0.001) were associated with increased mortality, while being married (HR, 0.70; 95% CI, 0.49-0.99; P=0.042) was associated with increased likelihood of survival. Cardiovascular disease (including stroke) was listed either as the primary or secondary cause of death in 80% (211/264) of all deaths.Our results demonstrate the potential long-term and sustained benefit of nurse-initiated multidisciplinary protocols for management of fever, hyperglycemia

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2017 EvidenceUpdates

297. Effects of substituting nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nurses for physicians concerning healthcare for the ageing population: a systematic literature review

Effects of substituting nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nurses for physicians concerning healthcare for the ageing population: a systematic literature review To evaluate the effects of substituting nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nurses for physicians in long-term care facilities and primary healthcare for the ageing population (primary aim) and to describe what influences the implementation (secondary aim).Healthcare for the ageing population is undergoing major (...) changes and physicians face heavy workloads. A solution to guarantee quality and contain costs might be to substitute nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nurses for physicians.A systematic literature review.PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, CENTRAL, Web of Science; searched January 1995-August 2015.Study selection, data extraction and quality appraisal were conducted independently by two reviewers. Outcomes collected: patient outcomes, care provider outcomes, process of care outcomes

2017 EvidenceUpdates

298. A Systematic Review of the Impact of Educational Programs on Factors That Affect Nurses' Post-Operative Pain Management for Children. (PubMed)

A Systematic Review of the Impact of Educational Programs on Factors That Affect Nurses' Post-Operative Pain Management for Children. Despite extensive research in the international arena into pain and its management, there is, as yet, little research on the topic of pain in children in Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf countries generally. A systematic review was conducted to explore the impact of education programs on factors affecting paediatric nurses' postoperative pain management practice (...) . This was done in order to advise the creation of an educational program for nurses in Saudi Arabia. Knowledge about pain, attitudes towards pain, beliefs about children's pain, perceptions of children's reports of pain, self-efficacy with regard to pain management, and perceptions of barriers to optimal practice were all considered to be relevant factors. The review was restricted to randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs, excluding studies focussed on chronic pain or populations other

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2017 Comprehensive child and adolescent nursing

299. Developing the concept of caring in nursing education (PubMed)

Developing the concept of caring in nursing education Caring is a value-based concept in the nursing field and in education. Exact understanding of caring in education and developing this concept in nursing will result in the evolution of the position of nursing science and profession.The aim of this study was to attempt to develop the concept of caring in nursing education.This qualitative study was conducted in 2016 using directed content analysis. Participants were thirteen subjects (6 (...) instructors and 7 senior and junior nursing students) who were selected using purposeful sampling method. Research environment was the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery in Mashhad. Data collection method was semi-structured interviews for thirty to ninety minutes and sampling continued until data saturation. Interviews were conducted in Persian language and they were immediately transcribed and analyzed using MAXDA10 software. The text of interviews was reviewed several times. First, open codes were

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2017 Electronic physician

300. A new strategy in neurocritical care nurse continuing stroke education: A hybrid simulation pilot study (PubMed)

A new strategy in neurocritical care nurse continuing stroke education: A hybrid simulation pilot study High-fidelity simulation is frequently utilized in medical education. Its use in the neurosciences is limited by the inherent limitations of the manikin to simulate neurological changes. We report here the use of a hybrid simulation - a combination of lecture and high-fidelity manikin - in the education of neurosciences nurses, involved in care of neurocritical care patients.Neurosciences (...) nurses from at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA, which is an academic, tertiary-care medical center participated in the simulation during Spring of 2016. The simulation involved a patient presenting with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) who neurologically deteriorated to brain death. Pre- and post-simulation questionnaires were administered using a questionnaire with five-point Liker scale.Seventy-two responses were returned. The majority had 0-5 years of nursing experience with 83.8

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2017 Electronic physician