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The Effect Of A Professional Practice Model On Clinical Nurses' Perceptions Of Their Practice Environment And Job Satisfaction On Medical And Medical-Surgical Units, Susan Zimmermann 2014 Kennesaw State University

The Effect Of A Professional Practice Model On Clinical Nurses' Perceptions Of Their Practice Environment And Job Satisfaction On Medical And Medical-Surgical Units, Susan Zimmermann

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of a PPM on clinical nurses’ perceptions of their practice environment and job satisfaction. Secondly, this study examined clinical nurses’ perceptions of the PPM through survey questions focusing on elements of the PPM.

Design: A descriptive, pretest-posttest design using secondary data to analyze nurses’ perception of their practice environment and job satisfaction before and after implementation of the healthcare organizations PPM. Also, a prospective design using a survey method was used to measure nurses’ perceptions of the PPM.

Methods: Data were collected from a convenience sample of bedside nurses ...


Chhs July 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services Western Kentucky University 2014 Western Kentucky University

Chhs July 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services Western Kentucky University

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


The Use Of High-Fidelity Simulation In Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing Clinical Education, Bethany A. Murray 2014 East Tennessee State University

The Use Of High-Fidelity Simulation In Psychiatric And Mental Health Nursing Clinical Education, Bethany A. Murray

International Journal of Health Sciences Education

Background: High-fidelity simulation recreates real-life situations in a safe learning environment and encourages critical thinking in students. Published research in simulation in psychiatric/mental health nursing is sparse.

Methods: Four scenarios exemplifying drug or alcohol abuse utilizing the computerized, mannequin SimMan® were implemented. Students evaluated their learning experience following completion of the simulation via a 20-item, Likert-scale survey which included open-ended questions.

Results: Results were positive. Students rated all items on the survey as “agree” or “strongly agree” (Mean 4.77, SD=0.55).

Conclusions: High fidelity clinical education simulations are an effective means of facilitating student learning of psychiatric ...


Investigating The Viability Of Two Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Isolates After Air-Drying, Samantha Lane, Joanna Brooke 2014 DePaul University

Investigating The Viability Of Two Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia Isolates After Air-Drying, Samantha Lane, Joanna Brooke

DePaul Discoveries

Abstract

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a water-borne infectious bacterium that is found in both clinical (hospitals) and non-clinical environments. This human pathogen is commonly recovered from respiratory tract infections. A recent study at a hospital in Taiwan suggested that dry patient charts can serve as a vehicle of transmission of this bacterium7. As S. maltophilia is not commonly isolated from dry surfaces, this current study tested the hypothesis that this pathogen can remain viable for some time on a dry surface. This study was designed to determine how long S. maltophilia could remain viable after air-drying by observing culture growth ...


Factors Related To Academic Success Among Nursing Students: A Descriptive Correlational Research Study, Audrey M. Beauvais, Julie G. Stewart DNP, MPH, Susan DeNisco, John E. Beauvais 2014 Sacred Heart University

Factors Related To Academic Success Among Nursing Students: A Descriptive Correlational Research Study, Audrey M. Beauvais, Julie G. Stewart Dnp, Mph, Susan Denisco, John E. Beauvais

Nursing Faculty Publications

Background:The current rise in employment is improving forecasts for the future supply of registered nurses; however sizeable shortages are still projected. With the intention of improving academic success in nursing students, related factors need to be better understood.

Objectives: The purpose of the correlational study was to describe the relationship between emotional intelligence, psychological empowerment, resilience, spiritual well-being, and academic success in undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Design/setting: A descriptive correlational design was utilized. The study was set in a private Catholic university.

Participants: There were 124 participants. There were 59% undergraduate and 41% graduate students.

Methods: Background ...


Understanding Non-Emergent Pediatric Ed Visits: Using Hospital And Family Centric Data To Inform System Redesign, Deborah Swavely DNP, RN, Kathy Baker MPH, RN, Krista L. Bilger BSN, RN, David Zimmerman MPH, Andrew Martin MSN, RN 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Understanding Non-Emergent Pediatric Ed Visits: Using Hospital And Family Centric Data To Inform System Redesign, Deborah Swavely Dnp, Rn, Kathy Baker Mph, Rn, Krista L. Bilger Bsn, Rn, David Zimmerman Mph, Andrew Martin Msn, Rn

Department of Community Health and Health Studies

No abstract provided.


The Lived Experience Of Parental Bereavement, Christine Denhup 2014 Seton Hall University

The Lived Experience Of Parental Bereavement, Christine Denhup

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

The purpose of this manuscript is to present a Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological nursing research study on the phenomenon of parental bereavement. The aim of this study is to describe the lived experience of bereaved mothers and fathers who have experienced the death of a child due to cancer. Van Manen’s (1997) method guided this qualitative inquiry. New knowledge describing the meaning of the lived experience of parental bereavement promotes a better understanding of the phenomenon from the perspective of parents, fills a significant gap in the literature, and informs nursing research, education, and practice.


Lessons Learned In Caring For Patients Treated With Therapeutic Hypothermia, Catherine H. Swedberg RN, Kelly A. Wolfenden RN, BSN, CCI 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Lessons Learned In Caring For Patients Treated With Therapeutic Hypothermia, Catherine H. Swedberg Rn, Kelly A. Wolfenden Rn, Bsn, Cci

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


E Pluibus Unum: The Unification Of Four Culturally Unique Pre-Admission Testing Sites To One Network Department, Theresa Elwell RN, Carol Saxman MSN, RN-BC, Kelli Brown MSN, RN-BC, Kelly Stivala BSN, RN, CAPA 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

E Pluibus Unum: The Unification Of Four Culturally Unique Pre-Admission Testing Sites To One Network Department, Theresa Elwell Rn, Carol Saxman Msn, Rn-Bc, Kelli Brown Msn, Rn-Bc, Kelly Stivala Bsn, Rn, Capa

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


Charging Change, Kaye Barnhart RN, BC, Erin Joyce BSN, CPAN 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Charging Change, Kaye Barnhart Rn, Bc, Erin Joyce Bsn, Cpan

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


An Examination Of Exposure And Avoidance Behavior Related To Second-Hand Cigarette Smoke Among Adolescent Girls In Canada, Jennifer Schwartz, Raquel B. Graham, Chris G. Richardson, Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli, Laura L. Struik, Joan L. Bottorff 2014 University of Kentucky

An Examination Of Exposure And Avoidance Behavior Related To Second-Hand Cigarette Smoke Among Adolescent Girls In Canada, Jennifer Schwartz, Raquel B. Graham, Chris G. Richardson, Chizimuzo T.C. Okoli, Laura L. Struik, Joan L. Bottorff

Nursing Faculty Publications

BACKGROUND: Although rates of tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) are declining in Canada, SHS exposure among non-smoking adolescents remains high. This study aimed to describe frequency, locations, and avoidance behavior related to SHS exposure among adolescent girls in British Columbia, Canada.

METHODS: Data were analyzed from 841 adolescent girls aged 13 to 15 years old who completed an internet-delivered survey as part of a cohort study examining SHS exposure and substance use. Measures assessed demographics, smoking behavior and intentions, frequency and locations of SHS exposure, and avoidance behavior related to SHS.

RESULTS: Excluding their own smoking, 27 ...


Advantages And Limitations Of Anesthesia And Sedation Practices Used Among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients During Endovascular Revascularization Therapy, Margaret Korzewski 2014 University of San Francisco

Advantages And Limitations Of Anesthesia And Sedation Practices Used Among Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients During Endovascular Revascularization Therapy, Margaret Korzewski

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

In order to safely and efficiently perform endovascular revascularization procedures among acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients, general anesthesia or sedation is often required. However, anesthesia management during these procedures varies significantly worldwide and the procedural logistics have not been established yet. At some institutions AIS patients are intubated and paralyzed, while at other facilities, there is no routine protocol. In 2011 the University Hospital used “action nurses” (critical care float pool nurses) to provide pharmacological paralysis with sedation for intubated AIS patients under direct supervision of the neurointerventionalist. However, clinical outcomes among AIS patients undergoing endovascular procedures were poor. Exclusive ...


Distress In Women With Ovarian Cancer, Judith DellaRipa 2014 Virginia Commonwealth University

Distress In Women With Ovarian Cancer, Judith Dellaripa

Theses and Dissertations

Clinicians and researchers know that women experience distress related to the diagnosis of and treatment for ovarian cancer. A review of the literature revealed that while there is interest in the topic, distress is inconsistently defined and measured. Women have been reported to have a variety of distress experiences including the challenges of late diagnosis and the treatment regimen, communication difficulties with healthcare providers, and concern about the effect of their diagnosis on their loved ones. Without information directly from women, assumptions predominate about what the experience is like and what they would find helpful from support persons. Women’s ...


Instilling Diet And Exercise Confidence: Influence Of Nurse Body Size, Erin Murdock Spaulding 2014 University of New Hampshire

Instilling Diet And Exercise Confidence: Influence Of Nurse Body Size, Erin Murdock Spaulding

Student Research Projects

This paper reports a research study focused on perspective of nurse body size and how it affects confidence in a nurses’ ability to provide education on diet and exercise. The study followed a descriptive method design guided by a cross-sectional survey with quantitative variables. Results show that there is increased confidence in a nurse’s ability to provide education and influence habits regarding diet and exercise when the nurse role models such behaviors. Other findings presented include respondents’ perception of their body mass index versus their actual body mass index, percentage of respondents with health care conditions related to obesity ...


Microbial Exposure And Asthma: Applying Strachan’S Hygiene Hypothesis To Nursing Practice, Elisabeth M. Campbell 2014 Liberty University

Microbial Exposure And Asthma: Applying Strachan’S Hygiene Hypothesis To Nursing Practice, Elisabeth M. Campbell

Senior Honors Theses

The incidence of asthma has risen significantly in recent decades. Asthma is a complex disease process affected by multiple factors including environmental exposure, genetics, epigenetics, and lifestyle. In 1989, the hygiene hypothesis was proposed based on Strachan’s findings suggesting increased exposure to microbes may have protective benefits against allergic rhinitis and eczema. Since that time, research in this arena has exploded as investigators seek to establish a causal link between increased microbial exposure and decreased incidence of allergic disease. The aim of this literature review is to synthesize the current research regarding Strachan’s hygiene hypothesis and identify the ...


Motivational Interviewing Education For San Mateo County’S Adolescent Healthcare Providers: Focus On Healthy Diet And Physical Activity, Emilie J. Gruhl 2014 University of San Francisco

Motivational Interviewing Education For San Mateo County’S Adolescent Healthcare Providers: Focus On Healthy Diet And Physical Activity, Emilie J. Gruhl

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Motivational interviewing has been endorsed by San Mateo County as an evidence-based effective form of behavior change counseling. Eighty percent of pediatric healthcare providers in San Mateo County have been trained in motivational interviewing, however 70% of the providers use it less than 50% of the time. The goal of this project was to reeducate the adolescent providers of San Mateo County in motivational interviewing with an emphasis on individualized training and feedback, directed toward healthy diet and exercise. Results of the quality improvement project showed an average 2.5-point increase in provider confidence on a zero to ten-point scale ...


School Of Nursing Class Of 2014 Academic Celebration, Cedarville University 2014 Cedarville University

School Of Nursing Class Of 2014 Academic Celebration, Cedarville University

B.S.N. and M.S.N. Convocation and Academic Celebrations

No abstract provided.


Realizing Rights: The Who Global Code Of Practice On The International Recruitment Of Health Personnel: Analysis With Nurses' Perspectives, Janet Alice Dewan 2014 Northeastern University

Realizing Rights: The Who Global Code Of Practice On The International Recruitment Of Health Personnel: Analysis With Nurses' Perspectives, Janet Alice Dewan

Law and Public Policy Dissertations

The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged the scope of the issues that undermine the development of sustainable health workforces when it promulgated the WHO Global Code (Code) of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel in 2010. The Code supplies a template for policy solutions to the global health worker crisis. Its recommendations are based upon four principles: 1.) to recognize the right of all people to the highest attainable standard of health; 2.) to acknowledge the right of skilled health workers to legally migrate in search of life opportunity; 3.) to employ a global policy approach to address ...


Honor The Molst, Teresa Guarino 2014 University of Rhode Island

Honor The Molst, Teresa Guarino

Senior Honors Projects

End of life is a topic many people would rather avoid discussing. Even many healthcare providers are uncomfortable with the topic, and they are at the front line in terms of providing information to patients about their care options. Nevertheless, it is a topic of utmost importance. Regardless of what one values and what choices have been made, preferences and desires at the end of life should be honored. This was the aim of documents such as advanced directives, living wills, and durable power of attorneys for healthcare, but they have been found to not be consistently honored. Seeing this ...


Portion Size Selection In Relation To Hemoglobin A1cs, Brian L. Dixon 2014 East Tennessee State University

Portion Size Selection In Relation To Hemoglobin A1cs, Brian L. Dixon

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Obesity has been recognized as an increasing issue within our country. Obesity contributes to many health related issues, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. Portion size is a factor that has generated clinical research interest. The aim of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between management of diabetes measured by hemoglobin A1c and portion size selection for type 2 diabetics. In this study, subjects selected portion sizes of four different foods. Data were compared to recent A1c levels. Due to the small sample size, nonparametric statistical analysis was used. The relationship of grain portion weight selection and ...


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