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Association Between Nurse Staffing Indicators, Patient Falls, And Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers In The Acute Care Setting, Cheryl Renee Moates 2014 Kennesaw State University

Association Between Nurse Staffing Indicators, Patient Falls, And Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers In The Acute Care Setting, Cheryl Renee Moates

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Purpose: To determine if there is an association between nurse staffing indicators, direct care nurses' perceptions of staffing and resources adequacy, patient falls, and hospital acquired pressure ulcers.

Design: A non-experimental, descriptive, correlational design using secondary data was used.

Methods: The study took place at a large metropolitan hospital located within the southeast United States. Unit level data for 11 medical-surgical nursing units from the hospital's National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators survey conducted in October 2011 were obtained.

Results: A statistically significant relationship was found between TNHPPD and RNNHPPD. No statistically significant relationship was found between nurses' perception ...


Case Report-Maternal Death Due To Rupture Of The Uterus, Sumia Bari 2014 The Aga Khan University

Case Report-Maternal Death Due To Rupture Of The Uterus, Sumia Bari

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Objective

To present the case report of a woman who died during her third delivery due to the mismanagement of her labour. The woman had had one previous caesarean section and tried for vaginal delivery with injudicious use of oxytocin, leading to a rupturing of the uterus and death.

Methods & Result

During a maternal death audit it was found that a 28-years old woman (para 2) Meena (name changed to maintain anonymity) had died. Meena had one previous normal vaginal delivery and a second delivered by caesarean section. In her third pregnancy she did not take have any antenatal check-ups ...


Birth Centre Management And Business Skill Training For Community Midwives Of Pakistan, Laila Lalji, Laila Akbar Ali, Marina Baig, Rozina Sewani, Arusa Lakhani, Karyn Kaufman, Rafat Jan 2014 The Aga Khan University

Birth Centre Management And Business Skill Training For Community Midwives Of Pakistan, Laila Lalji, Laila Akbar Ali, Marina Baig, Rozina Sewani, Arusa Lakhani, Karyn Kaufman, Rafat Jan

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

The Community Midwifery program was introduced in 2007 across Pakistan with the idea that the trained Community Midwives (CMWs) will be deployed back to their ‘native’ rural communities. Hence, they are not employed by government rather they must earn their income by charging fees for their services. It is expected from them to attract clients, establish birth clinics and operate as a small business to support and sustain them financially. However, the CMW training program only teaches students about antenatal, intranatal, postnatal and newborn care, family planning services and awareness of community dynamics and does not include content about setting ...


Midwifery In India And Its Roadmap, Manju Chhugani 2014 The Aga Khan University

Midwifery In India And Its Roadmap, Manju Chhugani

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Healthy women are the key to the health of any nation. Midwifery in India has climbed up the ladder of progression from before independence till the present day. In the pre-independence era, maternal and newborn care was given by indigenous dais who not only helped during childbirth but also acted as consultants for any condition of the mother related to birth. They were midwives in the literal sense. Over the time, midwifery in India has broadened to the presence of a skilled birth attendant during childbirth. The maternal health status of women and maternal mortality are closely related to the ...


Exploring Adolescent Reproductive Health Knowledge, Perceptions, And Behavior, Among Students Of Non-Government Secondary Schools Supported By Brac Mentoring Program In Rural Bangladesh, Bachera Aktar, Malabika Sarker, Andrew Jenkins 2014 The Aga Khan University

Exploring Adolescent Reproductive Health Knowledge, Perceptions, And Behavior, Among Students Of Non-Government Secondary Schools Supported By Brac Mentoring Program In Rural Bangladesh, Bachera Aktar, Malabika Sarker, Andrew Jenkins

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Adolescence is the transition period from childhood to adulthood. Since Bangladesh is such a conservative society, reproductive health education for adolescents has not been widely introduced. Very small adolescent health components are included in the secondary and higher secondary school curricula. The BRAC Mentoring Program provides mentorship training to secondary school pupils to develop them as peer leaders. However, this program does not provide adolescent reproductive health education. Therefore, a study, supported by BRAC Education Program in rural Bangladesh, was conducted to explore the current status of reproductive health knowledge, perceptions and practice among the students of secondary schools. This ...


Provision Of Mentorship Services For Midwives Working In Remote Areas In The Workplaces Of Afghanistan, Sabera Turkmani, Fatima Gohar, Pashtoon A. Zyaee, Mursal Musawi, Mahmood Azimi 2014 The Aga Khan University

Provision Of Mentorship Services For Midwives Working In Remote Areas In The Workplaces Of Afghanistan, Sabera Turkmani, Fatima Gohar, Pashtoon A. Zyaee, Mursal Musawi, Mahmood Azimi

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

Background

Midwives working in remote facilities have little opportunity to receive technical support and coaching services. To close this gap and support rural midwives the Afghan Midwives Association (AMA) designed a field-based mentorship program for midwives working in remote areas.

Methods

The process included five stages:

  1. Conduct base line assessment of mentees (midwives) and health facilities.
  2. Identify and select of mentees through competitive process.
  3. Provide on-the-job coaching and mentoring services to the mentees.
  4. Assess the progress of the midwives regularly using existing quality assurance performance standards.
  5. End-line / final evaluation

Results:

That results of assessments were encouraging antenatal care (ANC), rising ...


News & Events, 2014 The Aga Khan University

News & Events

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


Welcome To The First Journal Of Asian Midwives, Rafat Jan 2014 The Aga Khan University

Welcome To The First Journal Of Asian Midwives, Rafat Jan

Journal of Asian Midwives (JAM)

No abstract provided.


“Young People These Days, Are Not Like We Used To Be ... Or Are They?”, harry b. mayr 2014 SelectedWorks

“Young People These Days, Are Not Like We Used To Be ... Or Are They?”, Harry B. Mayr

harry b mayr

No abstract provided.


Chhs September 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 September 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.


Learner Anxiety And Professional Practice Self-Efficacy In Nursing Education, Joanna Pierazzo 2014 Western University

Learner Anxiety And Professional Practice Self-Efficacy In Nursing Education, Joanna Pierazzo

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The purpose of this study was to examine the affective component of learner engagement (Linnenbrink & Printrich, 2003); more specifically students’ perceptions of learner anxiety and self-efficacy for professional practice in clinical nursing education. This study identified the factors in clinical learning contexts that contribute to learner anxiety, the differences among these factors in real and simulated learning contexts, and finally, the teaching and learning strategies that minimize learner anxiety and positively enhance self-efficacy for professional nursing practice. A convenience sample of 186 students from three university nursing programs in Ontarioparticipated in a two-phased mixed methods study, reflecting a response rate of 72 ...


School Of Nursing Awarded $683k Federal Grant To Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Susan DeNisco 2014 Sacred Heart University

School Of Nursing Awarded $683k Federal Grant To Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Susan Denisco

Susan DeNisco

No abstract provided.


School Of Nursing Awarded $683k Federal Grant To Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Julie G. Stewart 2014 Sacred Heart University

School Of Nursing Awarded $683k Federal Grant To Educate Family Nurse Practitioner Students, Julie G. Stewart

Julie G. Stewart

No abstract provided.


New Global Health Certificate Program For Nurse Professionals, Beth Ford 2014 Cedarville University

New Global Health Certificate Program For Nurse Professionals, Beth Ford

News Releases

A new certificate program designed for advanced practice nurses will begin January 2015 at Cedarville University. The Global Health Ministries certificate program will provide nurse leaders with knowledge and skills that will strengthen their career and uniquely position them to address trends in contemporary nursing practice, domestically and globally.


Measuring Health Literacy Among Somali Men Over The Age Of 45 - A Pilot Study, Vasty Klutse 2014 Cedarville University

Measuring Health Literacy Among Somali Men Over The Age Of 45 - A Pilot Study, Vasty Klutse

Master of Science in Nursing Theses

Somali immigrants to the United States are at a particularly increased risk of lower health literacy due to barriers such as language, lower education levels, culture and decreased access to health care resources. Low health literacy puts individuals and communities at risk for poor health outcomes and health disparities. However, as far as is known, there is limited information addressing the health literacy levels and its effects on Somali men. There are no available studies on the health literacy levels in this population. The purpose of this study is to identify Somali men over the age of 45 and measure ...


Determining The Correlation Between Hemoglobin Levels And The Quality Of Life Of Adolecents And Young Adults On Hemodialysis: A Descriptive Correlational Study, Carlisa Waldman 2014 Cedarville University

Determining The Correlation Between Hemoglobin Levels And The Quality Of Life Of Adolecents And Young Adults On Hemodialysis: A Descriptive Correlational Study, Carlisa Waldman

Master of Science in Nursing Theses

Background: End stage renal disease (ESRD) is a permanent condition where the kidneys are unable to function at a level acceptable to sustain life. Dialysis or kidney transplantation are some of the treatments available to maintain patients’ health and well-being. The prevalence of adolescent and young adult patients living with end stage renal disease (ESRD) is increasing. According to the United States Renal Data System (2013), there are over 7,500 patients ages 19 years or younger with ESRD. More than 1,400 of these patients are receiving hemodialysis, this is a national increase of 10.1% for this age ...


Practitioner’S Perspective On Barriers To Diagnosing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome In Adolescents: A Descriptive Study, Tara L. Williams 2014 Cedarville University

Practitioner’S Perspective On Barriers To Diagnosing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome In Adolescents: A Descriptive Study, Tara L. Williams

Master of Science in Nursing Theses

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common and reversible endocrine disorder affecting as many as 3.5-5.0 million women in the United States and has serious implications for women from adolescence to beyond menopause. PCOS is characterized by oligo-amenorrhea, anovulation, clinical, biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism, or polycystic ovaries the majority which can be identified in adolescence (ages 13-18). Although the majority of these reproductive and metabolic consequences can be identified in adolescence, diagnosis of PCOS for subsequent early intervention is still not taking place as many women are not being diagnosed until their reproductive years often after seeking the ...


Association Of Cardiorespiratory Fitness And Adiposity With Inflammatory Biomarkers In Young Adults, Eunduck Park 2014 Texas Medical Center Library

Association Of Cardiorespiratory Fitness And Adiposity With Inflammatory Biomarkers In Young Adults, Eunduck Park

UT SON Dissertations (Open Access)

Background: Low grade systemic inflammation plays a key role in atherosclerosis, and C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor- alpha (TNF -a), markers of systemic inflammation, are associated with cardiovascular events and adiposity. Cardiorespiratory fitness has shown health benefits by reducing circulating levels of inflammatory markers. However, it remains uncertain whether the negative association between cardiorespiratory fitness and inflammatory biomarkers is due to cardiorespiratory fitness itself or results from lower levels of adiposity. Moreover, the evidence examining the interaction between cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity in inflammation in young adults is lacking.

Purpose: The aims of this study were ...


A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study Of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections In Six Australian Hospitals, Anne Gardner, Brett G. Mitchell, Wendy Beckingham, Oyebola Fasugba 2014 Avondale College

A Point Prevalence Cross-Sectional Study Of Healthcare-Associated Urinary Tract Infections In Six Australian Hospitals, Anne Gardner, Brett G. Mitchell, Wendy Beckingham, Oyebola Fasugba

Nursing and Health Papers and Journal Articles

Objectives: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) account for over 30% of healthcare-associated infections. The aim of this study was to determine healthcare-associated UTI (HAUTI) and catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI) point prevalence in six Australian hospitals to inform a national point prevalence process and compare two internationally accepted HAUTI definitions. We also described the level and comprehensiveness of clinical record documentation, microbiology laboratory and coding data at identifying HAUTIs and CAUTIs.

Setting: Data were collected from three public and three private Australian hospitals over the first 6 months of 2013.

Participants A total of 1109 patients were surveyed. Records of patients of all ...


The Importance Of Access To Benefits Under The Family Medical Leave Act For Low-Income Families For Bonding And Attachment Facilitation With A Fragile Infant And The Role Of The Social Worker, Theresa Stewart Moran 2014 Fordham University

The Importance Of Access To Benefits Under The Family Medical Leave Act For Low-Income Families For Bonding And Attachment Facilitation With A Fragile Infant And The Role Of The Social Worker, Theresa Stewart Moran

21st Century Social Justice

Lack of universal family leave discriminates against low-income families with infants who require care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Birth complications tend to occur more frequently in families living with low socioeconomic status, placing a disproportionate burden on an already vulnerable population. Parents in this group tend to be employed in jobs that do not include the benefit of parental leave. Considering that attachment relationships form as the result of bonding transactions during a critical time in development, limiting contact curtails secure attachment. This, combined with other risk factors, increase the odds of lifelong negative outcomes. Family leave policy ...


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