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The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen

Honors Theses

The implications of methamphetamine use are vast and prevalent in the U.S. This epidemic is also well recognized in Tennessee and in Hamilton County. The number of men and women that continue to use methamphetamine speaks to the importance of this issue. Among these individuals, pregnant women comprise a significant portion of female methamphetamine users across the United States. The potential complications that can arise for not only a mother but also her child due to maternal methamphetamine use pose a much more significant issue. The detrimental effects that a child can experience as a result of maternal methamphetamine ...


Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test 2017 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

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A Motivational Profile Of Nurses Who Pursue Doctoral Education, Tomekia Yvette Luckett 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

A Motivational Profile Of Nurses Who Pursue Doctoral Education, Tomekia Yvette Luckett

Dissertations

The need for nurses to pursue doctoral education is imperative to the professionalization of the discipline of nursing in light of the changing healthcare environment. Presently, < 1% of the nursing workforce possesses a doctoral degree (“Transforming Nursing Education,” 2016), albeit recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2010) admonish the need to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nurses. The need to understand characteristics of nurses who seek doctoral education is critical in planning long-term strategies for nursing education in the United States (US) (Kovner, Brewer, Katigbak, Djukic, & Fatehi, 2012). In conjunction with describing characteristics of nurses pursuing doctoral education, this research describes the motivational orientation and factors of registered nurses (RNs) pursuing doctoral education.

A descriptive correlational design was utilized to examine concepts relating to motivational orientation of RNs pursuing doctoral education. Participants were divided into two categories: (a) RNs seeking the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and (b) RNs pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. A total of 173 RNs enrolled in either a Ph.D. or DNP program in the Gulf South region of the US comprised the final sample. Binary logistic regression ...


Hospital Infection Control Units: Staffing, Costs, And Priorities, Brett G. Mitchell, Lisa Hall, Deborough MacBeth, Anne Gardner, Kate Halton 2017 Australian Catholic University

Hospital Infection Control Units: Staffing, Costs, And Priorities, Brett G. Mitchell, Lisa Hall, Deborough Macbeth, Anne Gardner, Kate Halton

Brett Mitchell

Background

This article describes infection prevention and control professionals' (ICPs') staffing levels, patient outcomes, and costs associated with the provision of infection prevention and control services in Australian hospitals. A secondary objective was to determine the priorities for infection control units.

Methods

A cross sectional study design was used. Infection control units in Australian public and private hospitals completed a web-based anonymous survey. Data collected included details about the respondent; hospital demographics; details and services of the infection control unit; and a description of infection prevention and control related outputs, patient outcomes and infection control priorities.

Results

Forty-nine surveys were ...


Coordinating Community Healthcare Needs To Local Services In Paraiso, Dominican Republic Through Strategic Assessment Strategies, Michelle A. Cole, Christina B. Gunther, Majid Sadigh 2017 Sacred Heart University

Coordinating Community Healthcare Needs To Local Services In Paraiso, Dominican Republic Through Strategic Assessment Strategies, Michelle A. Cole, Christina B. Gunther, Majid Sadigh

Michelle A. Cole

Background: The availability of healthcare services is limited in Paraiso, Dominican Republic with the nearest full-service hospital located 34.1 km away. A local, underutilized clinic was unaware of the needs of this disadvantaged community.

Method: Researchers adapted a World Health Organization assessment survey with the goals of determining residents’ priority needs and an appraisal of the current clinic capabilities and gaps in services in order to provide the community with relevant healthcare. 106 families were randomly selected in seven separate geographic areas of Paraiso to participate in the self-report assessment. Researchers, along with a community volunteer, conducted interviews utilizing ...


Coordinating Community Healthcare Needs To Local Services In Paraiso, Dominican Republic Through Strategic Assessment Strategies, Michelle A. Cole, Christina B. Gunther, Majid Sadigh 2017 Sacred Heart University

Coordinating Community Healthcare Needs To Local Services In Paraiso, Dominican Republic Through Strategic Assessment Strategies, Michelle A. Cole, Christina B. Gunther, Majid Sadigh

Christina B. Gunther

Background: The availability of healthcare services is limited in Paraiso, Dominican Republic with the nearest full-service hospital located 34.1 km away. A local, underutilized clinic was unaware of the needs of this disadvantaged community. Method: Researchers adapted a World Health Organization assessment survey with the goals of determining residents’ priority needs and an appraisal of the current clinic capabilities and gaps in services in order to provide the community with relevant healthcare. 106 families were randomly selected in seven separate geographic areas of Paraiso to participate in the self-report assessment. Researchers, along with a community volunteer, conducted interviews utilizing ...


Impact Belize 2010 Executive Report, Ritchie D. Taylor, Jordan Norris, Molly Calico, Bernie Strenecky, Daniel Carter, Dawn Garrett Wright, Eve Main, Bonny Petty, Molly Kerby, Jill Norris 2017 Western Kentucky University

Impact Belize 2010 Executive Report, Ritchie D. Taylor, Jordan Norris, Molly Calico, Bernie Strenecky, Daniel Carter, Dawn Garrett Wright, Eve Main, Bonny Petty, Molly Kerby, Jill Norris

Molly Kerby

No abstract provided.


Best Practice For Treatment Of Vaccination Side-Effects With Antipyretic And Analgesic Medications, Lacey M. Eden, Meridith G. Lind, Karlen E. Luthy 2017 BYU College of Nursing

Best Practice For Treatment Of Vaccination Side-Effects With Antipyretic And Analgesic Medications, Lacey M. Eden, Meridith G. Lind, Karlen E. Luthy

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Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are on the frontlines providing parental education regarding vaccines. While there are several reasons for vaccine hesitancy, the potential side-effects of vaccine administration, such as pain and/or elevated temperature, are often cited as a parental concern. According to research, prophylactic administration of an antipyretic/analgesic medication, such as acetaminophen, reduces vaccine side-effects when administered prior to or at the time of vaccination. Additionally, the evidence that prophylactic administration of antipyretic/analgesic medication decreases antibody response to vaccinations is insufficient at this time. Thus, NPs should reassure parents that an antipyretic/analgesic medication can be administered prior ...


Improving Patient Safety Through High Reliability Organizations, Jared Padgett, Kenneth Gossett, Roger Mayer, Wen-Wen Chien, Freda Turner 2017 Pepperdine University School of Law

Improving Patient Safety Through High Reliability Organizations, Jared Padgett, Kenneth Gossett, Roger Mayer, Wen-Wen Chien, Freda Turner

The Qualitative Report

Preventable medical errors result in the loss of 200,000 lives per year with associated financial and operational burdens on organizations and society. Widespread preventable patient harm occurs despite increases in healthcare regulations. High reliability organization theory contributes to improved safety and may potentially reverse this trend. This single case study explored the introduction of a safety culture and subsequent improvements in patient safety in a reliability-seeking organization. Fourteen participants from a subacute nursing facility were selected using purposeful sampling criterion. Data were collected through participant interviews, document reviews, and group observation. Five themes emerged from an analysis of collected ...


Reliability And Validity Testing Of A Rubric Aimed At Assessing Quality Of Responses In A Virtual Journal Club, Sally Bonet, Simone Cheong, Lizette Gonzalez 2017 South Miami Hospital

Reliability And Validity Testing Of A Rubric Aimed At Assessing Quality Of Responses In A Virtual Journal Club, Sally Bonet, Simone Cheong, Lizette Gonzalez

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A Quasi-Experimental Study Of A Health Patterning Modality About Childhood Vaginitis And Power In Haitian Primary Caregivers, Anne Marie Berthe Leveille-Tulce 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Quasi-Experimental Study Of A Health Patterning Modality About Childhood Vaginitis And Power In Haitian Primary Caregivers, Anne Marie Berthe Leveille-Tulce

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The purpose of the study was to appraise the power as knowing participation in change of primary caregivers of Haitian children aged 6 to 13 years old before and after participation in an education and resource health patterning modality related to risk factors and prevention of childhood vaginitis. The study was framed within the realm of Rogers’ Science of Unitary Human Beings and the conceptual framework of Barrett’s Power as Knowing Participation in Change. A pretest-posttest quasi- experimental study was conducted. Descriptive statistics were used to answer the first research question “What are the power profiles of Haitian caregivers ...


The Relationship Between Clinical Teaching Effectiveness And Emotional Intelligence In Clinical Nurse Faculty In Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Programs In New York State, Caroline K. Mosca 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Relationship Between Clinical Teaching Effectiveness And Emotional Intelligence In Clinical Nurse Faculty In Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Programs In New York State, Caroline K. Mosca

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

It is important to evaluate the Clinical Teaching Effectiveness (CTE) of nurse faculty because clinical teaching is one of the most effective pedagogies in nursing education (Billings & Halstead, 2012). However, clinical faculty must be able to manage effectively the stressors of the clinical setting, where lessons can be unpredictable and the environment is often laden with intense emotion (Gerolamo & Roemer, 2011; Ondrejka, 2013; Roberts, Chrisman, & Flowers, 2013). Emotional Intelligence (EI) may facilitate CTE because higher EI has been associated with improved management of stress in both nursing and the general workplace (Goleman, 1995; Görgens-Ekermans & Brand, 2012; Karimi, Leggat, Donohue, & Cooper, 2014). EI modulates the stress response and may enhance faculty’s ability to teach in the clinical setting (Ondrejka, 2013). However, to date, only one study has investigated the relationship between EI and CTE in nursing faculty, and this study was limited to a small sample at one institution (Allen, Ploeg, & Kaasalainen (2012). The present study investigated the relationship between EI and CTE from ...


Comparison Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Medications For Treatment Of Hypogonadism, Karlen Beth Luthy, Chris Williams, Donna S. Freeborn, Aaron Cook 2017 Brigham Young University - Provo

Comparison Of Testosterone Replacement Therapy Medications For Treatment Of Hypogonadism, Karlen Beth Luthy, Chris Williams, Donna S. Freeborn, Aaron Cook

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Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is one treatment option for men with hypogonadism. When TRT is prescribed, effectiveness, patient compliance, cost, and potential side effects should be considered and utilized to develop an individualized treatment plan. Depo-testosterone is the most cost-efficient TRT option and is only administered every 2 weeks which may improve patient compliance, although the dose interval can be adjusted to once per week. Androderm is the most efficacious TRT medication, with up to 92% of patients reaching normal testosterone levels. Testim and Vogelxo have the fewest reported side effects. We recommend depo-testosterone as a first line treatment option.


Education Of Nurse Practitioners And Physician Assistants; What Role, If Any, For Physicians In Determining Their Scope Of Practice?, Joseph I. Shapiro 2017 Marshall University

Education Of Nurse Practitioners And Physician Assistants; What Role, If Any, For Physicians In Determining Their Scope Of Practice?, Joseph I. Shapiro

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Recent changes in legislation allow for non-physicians to independently perform many of the duties previously restricted to physicians. There are potentially benefits to these changes, but the author is concerned that some of the attributes of physicians induced by the long and rigorous training embedded in the profession may be absent in this new, independent health-care work force.


Cultural And Clinical Factors Associated With Antihypertensive Medication Adherence In Vietnamese Policemen, Wen-Wen Li, Duong Thi Kim Nhung, Wei-Shu Lai, Shiow-Li Hwang 2017 San Francisco State University

Cultural And Clinical Factors Associated With Antihypertensive Medication Adherence In Vietnamese Policemen, Wen-Wen Li, Duong Thi Kim Nhung, Wei-Shu Lai, Shiow-Li Hwang

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The purpose of this study is to characterize Vietnamese policemen with hypertension, to report the proportion of hypertension control and medication adherence in Vietnamese policemen, and to explore cultural and clinical factors related to antihypertensive medication adherence. A cross-sectional study design was used. A convenience sample of 100 policemen with hypertension was recruited in Vietnam. A total score of 80% or more on the Medication Adherence scale was defined as medication adherence. Medication adherence was reported in 64% of the participants, but hypertension control was found in only 53%. Medication adherence was higher in the participants with higher perceived susceptibility ...


Religious/Spiritual Coping In Older African American Women, Danice B. Greer, Willie M. Abel 2017 The University of Texas at Tyler

Religious/Spiritual Coping In Older African American Women, Danice B. Greer, Willie M. Abel

The Qualitative Report

The purpose of this study was to identify religious/spiritual coping behaviors of African American women with hypertension (HTN) and explore how religious/spiritual coping influences adherence to high blood pressure (HBP) therapy in older African American women. A mixed-method research design guided this study. Twenty African American women with primary HTN were enrolled in this study using a mixed methods concurrent triangulation design. Data collection included physiologic, descriptive, and sociodemographic data. Adherence was measured using the Hill-Bone Compliance to High Blood Pressure Therapy scale (Kim, Hill, Bone, & Levine, 2000), and religious/spiritual coping was evaluated with the Brief Religious/Spiritual Coping scale. Qualitative data were obtained by audiotaped interviews using a semi-structured interview guide. Descriptive, physiologic data and data from questionnaires were analyzed. Five themes emerged. (a) Feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness, and feeling sick; (b) Belief in God or a Supreme Being, (c) Prayer as the ...


Understanding Alcoholics’ “Difficulty In Life”: An Empirical Comparison Of Alcoholics And Nonalcoholics, Keiko Ito 2017 Toho University

Understanding Alcoholics’ “Difficulty In Life”: An Empirical Comparison Of Alcoholics And Nonalcoholics, Keiko Ito

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The Japanese success rate for alcoholism treatment is approximately 30%, indicating high relapse rates. Although “difficulty in life” is thought to contribute to alcoholics’ relapse, the characteristics of the phenomenon are unknown. This study examined the factors contributing to alcoholics’ difficulty in life. Alcoholic self-help group members, who indicated the extent of their difficulty in life and described the factors that contributed to this difficulty, completed a self-administered questionnaire. Participants’ hypersensitivity/grandiosity traits were also examined. A control group of nonalcoholic men also completed the questionnaire. Simple tabulation, descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U tests, and multivariate analyses were used to compare ...


A Descriptive Survey Study Of Violence Management And Priorities Among Psychiatric Staff In Mental Health Services, Across Seventeen European Countries., Seamus Cowman, Anna Björkdahl, Eric Clarke, Georgina Gethin, Jim Maguire, European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) 2017 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain

A Descriptive Survey Study Of Violence Management And Priorities Among Psychiatric Staff In Mental Health Services, Across Seventeen European Countries., Seamus Cowman, Anna Björkdahl, Eric Clarke, Georgina Gethin, Jim Maguire, European Violence In Psychiatry Research Group (Eviprg)

Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery Articles

BACKGROUND: In mental health services what is commonplace across international frontiers is that to prevent aggressive patients from harming themselves, other patients or staff, coercive measures and foremost, violence management strategies are required. There is no agreement, recommendations or direction from the EU on which measures of coercion should be practiced across EU countries, and there is no overall one best practice approach.

METHODS: The project was conceived through an expert group, the European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG). The study aimed to incorporate an EU and multidisciplinary response in the determination of violence management practices and related research ...


Evaluation Of A Cultural Competancy Program, Cheryl Delgado, Linda Eileen Wolf 2017 Cleveland State University

Evaluation Of A Cultural Competancy Program, Cheryl Delgado, Linda Eileen Wolf

Linda Wolf

No abstract provided.


Cultural Competancy In Nursing Education, Linda Eileen Wolf, Cheryl Delgado 2017 Cleveland State University

Cultural Competancy In Nursing Education, Linda Eileen Wolf, Cheryl Delgado

Linda Wolf

No abstract provided.


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