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21. Effectiveness of nursing interventions among patients with cancer: An overview of systematic reviews

Effectiveness of nursing interventions among patients with cancer: An overview of systematic reviews To explore nursing interventions used among patients with cancer and summarise the results of their effectiveness. The ultimate goal was to improve the quality of care and provide best evidence for clinicians to refer to while developing effective nursing interventions.Nursing interventions refer to actions that nurses take with the aim of improving the well-being of people with cancer-related (...) analysed using descriptive quantification and a narrative summary of the quantitative data.The effectiveness of educational nursing interventions was inconsistent on quality of life (QoL), attitudes, anxiety and distress, but positive on level of knowledge, symptom severity, sleep and uncertainty. Psychosocial nursing interventions had a significant effect on spiritual well-being, meaning of life, fatigue and sleep. Psychological nursing interventions reduced cancer-related fatigue. Nursing

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2019 EvidenceUpdates

22. Effect of a Nurse-Led Preventive Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Effect of a Nurse-Led Preventive Psychological Intervention on Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Critically Ill Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial. A meta-analysis of outcomes during the 6 months after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge indicate a prevalence for clinically important posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms of 25%.To determine whether a nurse-led preventive, complex psychological intervention, initiated in the ICU, reduces patient-reported PTSD symptom (...) was completed December 2017.Twenty four ICUs were randomized 1:1 to the intervention or control group. Intervention ICUs (n = 12; 669 participants) delivered usual care during a baseline period followed by an intervention period. The preventive, complex psychological intervention comprised promotion of a therapeutic ICU environment plus 3 stress support sessions and a relaxation and recovery program delivered by trained ICU nurses to high-risk (acutely stressed) patients. Control ICUs (n = 12; 789

2019 JAMA

23. Nurse education models and frameworks

Nurse education models and frameworks Nurse education models and frameworks: A Scoping Review 1 Nurse education models and frameworks Citation Yap G. & Melder A. 2018. Nurse education models and frameworks: A Scoping Review. Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Monash Health, Melbourne, Australia. Executive Summary Background The Nursing and Midwifery Education and Strategy is reviewing and revising their education framework to support organisational developments and uphold contemporary nursing (...) and midwifery education planning and delivery across Monash Health. The Center for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE) was commissioned to undertake a literature review to inform the development of knowledge and understanding of education frameworks. This includes contemporary planning and delivery of nursing and midwifery education models that may be used as a benchmark to support the development of a revised framework at Monash Health. Objective The literature review will aim to address the following sub-topics

2019 Monash Health Evidence Reviews

24. Cluster-randomised trial of a nurse-led advance care planning session in patients with COPD and their loved ones

Cluster-randomised trial of a nurse-led advance care planning session in patients with COPD and their loved ones Advance care planning (ACP) is uncommon in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).To assess whether a nurse-led ACP-intervention can improve quality of patient-physician end-of-life care communication in patients with COPD. Furthermore, the influence of an ACP-intervention on symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients and loved ones was studied. Finally (...) , quality of death and dying was assessed in patients who died during 2-year follow-up.A multicentre cluster randomised-controlled trial in patients with advanced COPD was performed. The intervention group received an 1.5 hours structured nurse-led ACP-session. Outcomes were: quality of patient-physician end-of-life care communication, prevalence of ACP-discussions 6 months after baseline, symptoms of anxiety and depression in patients and loved ones and quality of death and dying.165 patients were

2019 EvidenceUpdates

25. Nurse Home Visiting for Families Experiencing Adversity: A Randomized Trial

Nurse Home Visiting for Families Experiencing Adversity: A Randomized Trial Nurse home visiting (NHV) may redress inequities in children's health and development evident by school entry. We tested the effectiveness of an Australian NHV program (right@home), offered to pregnant women experiencing adversity, hypothesizing improvements in (1) parent care, (2) responsivity, and (3) the home learning environment at child age 2 years.A randomized controlled trial of NHV delivered via universal child (...) and family health services was conducted. Pregnant women experiencing adversity (≥2 of 10 risk factors) with sufficient English proficiency were recruited from antenatal clinics at 10 hospitals across 2 states. The intervention comprised 25 nurse visits to child age 2 years. Researchers blinded to randomization assessed 13 primary outcomes, including Home Observation of the Environment (HOME) Inventory (6 subscales) and 25 secondary outcomes.Of 1427 eligible women, 722 (50.6%) were randomly assigned; 306

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2019 EvidenceUpdates

26. Nurse staffing levels linked to reports of missed care in adult wards

Nurse staffing levels linked to reports of missed care in adult wards Nurse staffing levels linked to reports of missed care in adult wards Discover Portal Discover Portal Nurse staffing levels linked to reports of missed care in adult wards Published on 10 July 2018 doi: Nurses are more likely to report omitting necessary care in acute inpatient wards when registered nurse staffing levels are low, even if there are additional healthcare assistants. Care categorised as planning (...) and communication is reported as missed more often than clinical care. NHS hospitals are responsible for ensuring that the number and skills mix of nursing staff matches patient needs. Previous reviews have shown links between lower registered nurse staffing levels and poor patient outcomes such as higher mortality. This review of 18 observational studies sought to clarify if measuring levels of reported ‘missed nursing care’ might partly explain these relationships. The findings of this international review

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

27. Individual support of nurses using electronic medicine monitors can improve HIV treatment

Individual support of nurses using electronic medicine monitors can improve HIV treatment Individual support of nurses using electronic medicine monitors can improve HIV treatment Discover Portal Discover Portal Individual support of nurses using electronic medicine monitors can improve HIV treatment Published on 10 October 2017 doi: Use of electronic pill bottles that record when they are opened and follow-up discussion of the printed readouts with nurses improved HIV outcomes. It is thought (...) of medication usage so that strategies could be discussed to improve adherence. As non-adherence is the main barrier to effective management of HIV, any measures that improve it are welcomed. However, the intervention tested here requires several hours of training for the nurses delivering it and may not be that easy to introduce in practice. Evaluation of the approach in non-trial settings is necessary before wider implementation. Share your views on the research. Why was this study needed? HIV infection

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

28. Nurses lack confidence in escalating or identifying children at risk of abuse and neglect

Nurses lack confidence in escalating or identifying children at risk of abuse and neglect Nurses lack confidence in escalating or identifying children at risk of abuse and neglect Discover Portal Discover Portal Nurses lack confidence in escalating or identifying children at risk of abuse and neglect Published on 6 December 2016 doi: On the face of it, nurses are well placed to safeguard children, but asking them about their experiences reveals barriers which hinder that role. The research (...) points towards areas where support could help nurses fulfil their legal and ethical duties better. In a review of published qualitative research, including surveys, interviews and focus groups, nurses say they have insufficient confidence to report child abuse issues. They often feel a need to convince other professionals, viewed as above them in the hierarchy, before taking action. Some see child protection services as unhelpful; lacking faith that they will take appropriate safeguarding action

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

29. Nurses and pharmacists can prescribe as effectively as doctors

Nurses and pharmacists can prescribe as effectively as doctors Nurses and pharmacists can prescribe as effectively as doctors Discover Portal Discover Portal Nurses and pharmacists can prescribe as effectively as doctors Published on 21 March 2017 doi: Prescribing by suitably-trained pharmacists and nurses offers similar outcomes to prescribing by doctors, at least in the management of chronic conditions. This Cochrane review pooled clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction across 45 studies (...) of nurse or pharmacist prescribing compared with doctor prescribing. Most studies were of chronic disease management in primary care settings in high income countries (25 from the US and six from the UK). Independent and supplementary prescribers in the NHS include not only the nurses and pharmacists, as covered in this review, but also other professions such as podiatrists, optometrists, and physiotherapists. At a time of high demand for NHS resources, with shortages of doctors in some specialties

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

30. How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life

How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life Discover Portal Discover Portal How nurses support families of intensive care patients towards the end of life Published on 22 November 2016 doi: Families of people dying in intensive care need to receive personalised communication and ongoing support, and be involved in the dying process. Researchers gathered evidence on how nurses care (...) , for example by clarifying the gradual change expected when medically focussed life-sustaining treatments are withdrawn and family centred end-of-life care begins. Lastly they described a common focus on making the nursing contribution more visible, such as using techniques to build lasting memories for families. Describing care in this specific setting is a crucial first step to improving palliative care. It may guide training for other healthcare professionals in the quality and consistency of care given

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

31. A systematic review of workplace factors associated with PTSD among nurses in psychiatric inpatient settings

A systematic review of workplace factors associated with PTSD among nurses in psychiatric inpatient settings Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files

2019 PROSPERO

32. Building capacity among nurses working in long-term care: a systematic review of qualitative evidence

Building capacity among nurses working in long-term care: a systematic review of qualitative evidence Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files

2019 PROSPERO

33. The impact of critical care step-down reviews by either Outreach Nurses or ICU Liaison Nurses on readmission to critical care and mortality: a systematic review and narrative synthesis

The impact of critical care step-down reviews by either Outreach Nurses or ICU Liaison Nurses on readmission to critical care and mortality: a systematic review and narrative synthesis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility

2019 PROSPERO

34. The association between maternal morbidity and nurse work environment: a systematic review

The association between maternal morbidity and nurse work environment: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites

2019 PROSPERO

35. Systematic review of the exposure undergraduate nursing and midwifery students had with genomics or genetics education

Systematic review of the exposure undergraduate nursing and midwifery students had with genomics or genetics education Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any

2019 PROSPERO

36. The association between advanced practice nursing roles and patient outcomes in adults following cardiac surgery: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

The association between advanced practice nursing roles and patient outcomes in adults following cardiac surgery: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability

2019 PROSPERO

37. The effectiveness of nurse-led interventions for symptom management in adult patients with cancer

The effectiveness of nurse-led interventions for symptom management in adult patients with cancer Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external

2019 PROSPERO

38. The effectiveness of implementation interventions aiming to improve clinical practice in nurses

The effectiveness of implementation interventions aiming to improve clinical practice in nurses Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external

2019 PROSPERO

39. Systematic review of the recruitment, retention and engagement of student nurses, student midwives and other higher education students in compassion-based interventions

Systematic review of the recruitment, retention and engagement of student nurses, student midwives and other higher education students in compassion-based interventions Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability

2019 PROSPERO

40. Differences in the prevalence of sarcopenia in community-dwelling, nursing home and hospitalized individuals. A systematic review and meta-analysis

Differences in the prevalence of sarcopenia in community-dwelling, nursing home and hospitalized individuals. A systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. The registrant confirms that the information supplied for this submission is accurate and complete. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content

2019 PROSPERO