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241. Elderly peoples’ experiences of nursing homes in Bam city: A qualitative study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Elderly peoples’ experiences of nursing homes in Bam city: A qualitative study With the increasing number of elderly, especially in recent decades, transfer to nursing homes and the number of centers has also increased but experiences and problems of elders in these centers is less considered. So, the goal of this study is to explore the Elderly peoples' experiences of nursing homes.The current research was performed using a phenomenological approach in 2016. Participation in the study (...) is comprised of the elderly residents in a nursing home in Bam city who were selected based on an objective-oriented approach. The sampling was done until data saturation. Data collection methods were observation and an unstructured and in-depth interview. Data were analyzed using seven-stage Colaizzi process.In total, fifteen 68 - 82 years old people participated in our study and 52 primary and conceptual codes that were eventually categorized in five main themes (sense of rejection, sense of daily

2017 Electronic physician

242. Effects of a nurse-led transitional care program on clinical outcomes, health-related knowledge, physical and mental health status among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease: A randomized controlled trial (Abstract)

Effects of a nurse-led transitional care program on clinical outcomes, health-related knowledge, physical and mental health status among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease: A randomized controlled trial Coronary artery disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among adults worldwide, including China. After a hospital stay, transitional care could help to ensure improved patient care and outcomes, and reduce Medicare costs. Nevertheless, the results of the existing (...) transitional care are not always satisfactory and our knowledge of how to perform effective transitional care for patients with coronary artery disease is limited in mainland China.To examine the effectiveness of a nurse-led transitional care program on clinical outcomes, health-related knowledge, and physical and mental health status among Chinese patients with coronary artery disease.Randomized controlled trial.The Omaha system and Pender's health promoting model were employed in planning

2017 EvidenceUpdates

243. Teachers’ and postgraduate nursing students’ experience of the educational environment in Iran: A qualitative Research Full Text available with Trip Pro

Teachers’ and postgraduate nursing students’ experience of the educational environment in Iran: A qualitative Research The learning environment has a significant role in determining nursing students' academic achievements and course satisfaction. Creating a proper educational environment is therefore necessary for improving the quality of teaching and learning, and for delivering competent graduates to society.The present study was conducted to explore teachers' and postgraduate nursing (...) , teachers' competency, student appreciation, research centeredness, educational guidance and professionalism.The educational environment of postgraduate nursing programs in Iran encompasses different dimensions that can serve as both key points for educational environment evaluators and as guidelines for officials at different levels, to modify the weaknesses and improve the strengths of the system.

2017 Electronic physician

244. Correlation between medication errors with job satisfaction and fatigue of nurses Full Text available with Trip Pro

Correlation between medication errors with job satisfaction and fatigue of nurses Medication errors which can cause several medical malfunctions, have been in the spotlight recently. Job satisfaction and fatigue seems to be related to the increase of medication errors in nursing.This study aimed to determine the correlation between the amount and type of medication errors with job satisfaction and fatigue of nurses working in Shahid Sadoughi hospital in Yazd-Iran.This is a descriptive study (...) by a cross-sectional and correlational approach conducted on all the nurses working in an educational hospital who have characteristics of samples. Participants were 170 nurses working in Shahid Sadooghi hospital in Yazd, Iran in 2012. The questionnaires of demographic characteristics, medication administration error and nurses' job satisfaction and fatigue by purposive sampling were used for gathering data. Validity and reliability were checked for internal consistency and stability. Data were analysed

2017 Electronic physician

245. Writing self‐efficacy in nursing students: The influence of a discipline‐specific writing environment Full Text available with Trip Pro

Writing self‐efficacy in nursing students: The influence of a discipline‐specific writing environment To explore if writing self-efficacy improved among first-year nursing students in the context of discipline-specific writing. The relationship between writing self-efficacy, anxiety and student grades are also explored with respect to various learner characteristics such as postsecondary experience, writing history, English as a second language status and online versus classroom

2017 Nursing open

246. The Effect of Nursing Quality Improvement and Mobile Health Interventions on Infant Sleep Practices: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

247. Exploration of pioneering as a major element of ethical leadership in nursing: A qualitative study Full Text available with Trip Pro

Exploration of pioneering as a major element of ethical leadership in nursing: A qualitative study Commitment to ethical behavior is considered as an essential part of occupational responsibilities of nursing, and leaders' pioneering in ethical growth and development has led to the emergence of the concept of ethical leadership.The purpose of this study was to explain the nursing leaders' perception and experiences of pioneering in the field of ethical leadership.In this qualitative study, data (...) were collected through semi-structured individual interviews. A total of 14 nursing leaders at different levels who were selected by purposeful sampling method participated in the study. Latent content analysis was used to analyze the data.Of 14 participants of the study, 8 were male and 6 were female aged 38 to 56 years old with a mean managerial experience of 12 years. In the analysis of interviews, 4 subcategories of "Role Modeling", "Empowerment", "Knowledge and Skill", and "Recognition" were

2017 Electronic physician

248. The relationship between organizational commitment and nursing care behavior Full Text available with Trip Pro

The relationship between organizational commitment and nursing care behavior Nursing care encompasses physical, emotional, mental and social needs, in order to improve a patient's health and wellbeing. Caring is the central core and the essence of nursing. The important issue of care is access to proper care and increasing patients' satisfaction. Job performance of nurses is affected by many factors including organizational commitment. This study aimed to determine the relationship between (...) organizational commitment and nurses caring behavior.In this cross-sectional study, 322 nurses from selected Hospitals of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran were randomly selected and enrolled in the study in 2015. The self-reported data by nurses were collected through demographic characteristics questionnaire, Meyer & Allen organizational commitment model and Caring Behavior Inventory (CBI). Data were analyzed with SPSS statistical software version 20, using t-test and ANOVA.The

2017 Electronic physician

249. Challenging nurse student selection policy: Using a lifeworld approach to explore the link between care experience and student values Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 Nursing open

250. Registration of randomized controlled trials in nursing journals Full Text available with Trip Pro

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.

2017 Research integrity and peer review

251. Lifestyle in progression from hypertensive disorders of pregnancy to chronic hypertension in Nurses' Health Study II: observational cohort study. Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 BMJ

252. Nurse managers’ attributes to promote change in their wards: a qualitative study Full Text available with Trip Pro

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.

2017 Nursing open

253. The relationship between some demographic characteristics and organizational commitment of nurses working in the Social Security Hospital of Khorramabad Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 Electronic physician

254. Moral competency: meta-competence of nursing care Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 Electronic physician

255. Exploration of the process of interprofessional collaboration among nurses and physicians in Iran Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 Electronic physician

256. Challenges of using Hospital Information Systems by nurses: comparing academic and non-academic hospitals Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 Electronic physician

257. Training rheumatology nurse specialists: Are we doing the job right? Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 European journal of rheumatology

258. Mortality Reduction for Fever, Hyperglycemia, and Swallowing Nurse-Initiated Stroke Intervention: QASC Trial (Quality in Acute Stroke Care) Follow-Up Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 EvidenceUpdates

259. Effects of substituting nurse practitioners, physician assistants or nurses for physicians concerning healthcare for the ageing population: a systematic literature review Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

260. A new strategy in neurocritical care nurse continuing stroke education: A hybrid simulation pilot study Full Text available with Trip Pro

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

2017 Electronic physician