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Guidance for mentors of student nurses and midwives. An RCN toolkit Guidance for mentors of nursing students and midwives An RCN toolkitAcknowledgements This toolkit has been produced and revised by the RCN Practice Education Forum. Mentor Toolkit Working Group Moira Davies, Admissions Tutor, University of Glamorgan Susan Hopkins (project lead) RCN Practice Education/VQ Adviser Irene Lavery, Practice Development Facilitator, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh Nicola Lee (adviser) WING, RCN Kimberley Leigh (...) , Clinical Placement Development Lead, Greater Manchester Strategic Health Authority Andy Scott-Donkin, Student Nurse, Homerton College, Cambridge, and RCN Association of Nursing Students Executive C.C.Stuart (adviser) Lecturer, University of Sheffield Lynn Tibble, Lecturer, University of Brighton Michelle Vance, Practice Placement Manager, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Janette Whalley, Practice Placement Facilitator, Scarborough & North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Barriers against required nurse estimation models applying in Iran hospitals from health system expertsâ€™ point of view One of the strategies for accessing effective nursing care is to design and implement a nursing estimation model. The purpose of this research was to determine barriers in applying models or norms for estimating the size of a hospital's nursing team.This study was conducted from November 2015 to March 2016 among three levels of managers at the Ministry of Health, medical (...) universities, and hospitals in Iran. We carried out a qualitative study using a Colaizzi method. We used semistructured and in-depth interviews by purposive, quota, and snowball sampling of 32 participants (10 informed experts in the area of policymaking in human resources in the Ministry of Health, 10 decision makers in employment and distribution of human resources in treatment and administrative chancellors of Medical Universities, and 12 nursing managers in hospitals). The data were analyzed
Building Specialized Nursing Practice Capacity in Bangladesh: An Educational Program to Prepare Nurses to Care for Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Patients in Dhaka, Bangladesh In 2012, the Minister of Health and other leaders in the Bangladesh government approached Massachusetts General Hospital to establish the country's first bone marrow transplant program at Dhaka Medical College Hospital to serve the needs of the people of Bangladesh. Stated goals of this collaboration included a broad (...) focus on the care of oncology patients with a specific emphasis on care of patients with hematologic malignancies and of women with gynecologic cancers. The purpose of this article is to describe the international nursing collaboration between Massachusetts General Hospital, Simmons College, the AK Khan Healthcare Trust in Dhaka, and Dhaka Medical College Hospital that was established to share nursing knowledge and to build specialized professional nursing capacities to deliver high-quality cancer
Knowledge into learning: comparing lecture, eâ€learning and selfâ€study takeâ€home packet instructional methodologiesÂ with nurses The aim of this quantitative experimental study was to examine which of three instructional methodologies of traditional lecture, online electronic learning (e-learning) and self-study take-home packets are effective in knowledge acquisition of professional registered nurses.A true experimental design was conducted to contrast the knowledge acquisition of 87 (...) registered nurses randomly selected.A 40-item Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) true/false test was used to measure knowledge acquisition. Based on 0.05 significance level, the ANOVA test revealed that there was no difference in knowledge acquisition by registered nurses based on which of three learning instructional method they were assigned. It can be concluded that while all of these instructional methods were equally effective in knowledge acquisition, these methods may not be equally cost- and time
Effectiveness of video resources in nursing orientation before cardiac heart surgery. To evaluate the effectiveness of video resources in increasing patient knowledge during preoperative orientation for cardiac surgery compared to standard orientation.Randomized clinical trial. Patients in the intervention group (IG) received bedside orientation with the aid of a short video and a slide presentation on the day prior to surgery. Patients in the control group (CG) received standard orientation
Bowel Prep: Nurses Do It Better 28848774 2019 01 15 2341-4545 24 1 2017 Jan GE Portuguese journal of gastroenterology GE Port J Gastroenterol Bowel Prep: Nurses Do It Better. 2-3 10.1159/000453072 Pereira da Silva João J Gastroenterology Department, Instituto Português de Oncologia de Francisco Gentil de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. eng Editorial 2016 12 14 Switzerland GE Port J Gastroenterol 101685861 2387-1954 Bowel preparation Nurse Patient education 2016 10 28 2016 11 04 2017 8 30 6 0 2017 8
Neuromuscular exercise and back counselling for female nursing personnel with recurrent non-specific low back pain: study protocol of a randomised controlled trial (NURSE-RCT). Nursing personnel have high risk for incidence of low back pain (LBP) followed by development of chronic pain and disability. Multiple risk factors such as patient handling, night shift work and lack of supporting work culture have been identified. In subacute LBP, high-fear avoidance is prognostic for more pain (...) , disability and not returning to work. Lack of leisure-time physical activity predicts long-term sickness absence. The purpose of this study is to compare effectiveness of 6-month neuromuscular exercise and counselling in treating back pain in female nursing personnel with recurrent non-specific LBP pain compared with either (exercise or counselling) alone and a non-treatment control group.The design is of a double-blinded four-arm randomised controlled trial with cost-effectiveness evaluation at 12
The relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction among nurses in Accra The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction among nurses in Accra, Ghana.A correlational study was conducted in Ghana in 2015. The study conveniently sampled 120 registered general nurses (83 females and 37 males) from three public hospitals located in Accra. The Schutte Self-Report Emotional Intelligence Inventory and the Job Satisfaction (...) Survey were used to assess emotional intelligence and job satisfaction respectively.The findings showed a significant positive correlation between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction among the nurses. However, the results revealed no significant gender difference in emotional intelligence and job satisfaction.
Aligning the planets: The role of nurses in the care of patients with nonâ€ST elevation myocardial infarction Studies have shown variation in care for patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), including in the roles of specialist and advanced practice nurses in diagnosis, treatment and coordination of care.The aim of this study was to describe the roles and responsibilities of specialist and advanced practice nurses in providing care for patients with NSTEMI.Secondary (...) analysis of observational field notes and interviews from an ethnographic study of variation in care for NSTEMI patients in 10 UK hospitals conducted 2011-2012. Data were thematically analysed to identify key concepts and themes related to the roles of specialist nurses.Seven of 10 hospitals had roles for specialist nurses in NSTEMI care. The major theme related to high demand and the complexity of patients and organizations ('Aligning the planets'). In this theme, nurses contributed to improving
Better Nurse Autonomy Decreases the Odds of 30-Day Mortality and Failure to Rescue Autonomy is essential to professional nursing practice and is a core component of good nurse work environments. The primary objective of this study was to examine the relationship between nurse autonomy and 30-day mortality and failure to rescue (FTR) in a hospitalized surgical population.This study was a secondary analysis of cross-sectional data. It included data from three sources: patient discharge data from (...) state administrative databases, a survey of nurses from four states, and the American Hospital Association annual survey from 2006-2007.Survey responses from 20,684 staff nurses across 570 hospitals were aggregated to the hospital level to assess autonomy measured by a standardized scale. Logistic regression models were used to estimate the relationship between nurse autonomy and 30-day mortality and FTR. Patient comorbidities, surgery type, and other hospital characteristics were included
Outcomes for family carers of a nurse-delivered hospital discharge intervention for older people (the Further Enabling Care at Home Program): Single blind randomised controlled trial Hospital discharge of older people receiving care at home offers a salient opportunity to identify and address their family caregivers' self-identified support needs.This study tested the hypothesis that the extent to which family caregivers of older people discharged home from hospital felt prepared to provide (...) care at home would be positively influenced by their inclusion in the new Further Enabling Care at Home program.This single-blind randomised controlled trial compared outcomes from usual care alone with those from usual care plus the new program. The program, delivered by a specially trained nurse over the telephone, included: support to facilitate understanding of the patient's discharge letter; caregiver support needs assessment; caregiver prioritisation of urgent needs; and collaborative
The effect of a nurse led telephone supportive care programme on patients' quality of life, received information and health care contacts after oesophageal cancer surgery-A six month RCT-follow-up study Following oesophagectomy, a major surgical procedure, it is known that patients suffer from severely reduced quality of life and have an unmet need for postoperative support. Still, there is a lack of research testing interventions aiming to enhance the patients' life situation after (...) this surgical procedure.The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of a nurse led telephone supportive care programme on quality of life (QOL), received information and the number of healthcare contacts compared to conventional care following oesophageal resection for cancer.The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial (RCT) aiming to test the effect of a nurse led telephone supportive care program compared to conventional care. Patient assessments were conducted at discharge, 2 weeks, 2, 4
Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria Among Older Women in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Bacteriuria plus pyuria is highly prevalent among older women living in nursing homes. Cranberry capsules are an understudied, nonantimicrobial prevention strategy used in this population.To test the effect of 2 oral cranberry capsules once a day on presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria among women residing in nursing homes.Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled efficacy (...) trial with stratification by nursing home and involving 185 English-speaking women aged 65 years or older, with or without bacteriuria plus pyuria at baseline, residing in 21 nursing homes located within 50 miles (80 km) of New Haven, Connecticut (August 24, 2012-October 26, 2015).Two oral cranberry capsules, each capsule containing 36 mg of the active ingredient proanthocyanidin (ie, 72 mg total, equivalent to 20 ounces of cranberry juice) vs placebo administered once a day in 92 treatment and 93
Transfer of nursing home residents to emergency departments: organizational differences between nursing homes with high vs. low transfer rates To explore possible factors in the organization of nursing homes that could be related to differences in the rate of transfer of residents from nursing homes to emergency department.Explorative.In a single municipality, qualitative and quantitative data were collected from documents and through semi-structured interviews with 11 RNs from five nursing (...) homes identified as having the highest vs. six identified as having the lowest transfer rates to emergency department. Data were analysed by non-parametric tests and basic content analysis.All nursing homes in the highest transfer rate group and one in the lowest transfer rate group were run by private for-profit providers. Compared with the low group, the high group had fewer updated advance care plans and the RNs interviewed had less work experience in care of older people and less training
Improving nurse initiated Xâ€ray practice through action research Due to increasing demands on hospital Emergency Departments (EDs), the role of registered nurses, with additional training, has been extended to include requesting X-ray examinations. The aim of this study was to evaluate nurse practice guidelines for requesting X-rays in the ED setting and to utilise inter-professional learning and change management theory to promote practice improvements.Three hundred and one nurse initiated X
Assessment of Capacity to Consent by Nurses Who Deliver Health Care to Patients Who Misuse Substances This qualitative study explored the current practice that nurses use to assess capacity to consent to health care (CTC-HC) in street outreach settings. Key informant interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of nurses from each of British Columbia's five regional health authorities, allowing nurses to describe their lived experiences with assessing CTC-HC. Content analysis was used (...) to summarize information captured in the data. A total of 19 nurses participated in the study. Five themes emerged from the data: (a) internal guiding forces that contribute to the nurses' assessment, (b) external influences that contribute to the nurses' assessment, (c) measures that are important for assessing CTC-HC, (d) threshold setting, and (e) context (physical and interpersonal) within which assessment of capacity takes place. These elements will be incorporated into a capacity assessment tool
Oral health educational interventions for nursing home staff and residents. Associations between nursing home residents' oral health status and quality of life, respiratory tract infections, and nutritional status have been reported. Educational interventions for nurses or residents, or both, focusing on knowledge and skills related to oral health management may have the potential to improve residents' oral health.To assess the effects of oral health educational interventions for nursing home (...) staff or residents, or both, to maintain or improve the oral health of nursing home residents.We searched the Cochrane Oral Health Trials Register (to 18 January 2016), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (the Cochrane Library, 2015, Issue 12), MEDLINE Ovid (1946 to 18 January 2016), Embase Ovid (1980 to 18 January 2016), CINAHL EBSCO (1937 to 18 January 2016), and Web of Science Conference Proceedings (1990 to 18 January 2016). We searched ClinicalTrials.gov and the World