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Effects Of Pediatric Emergence Delirium Education On Analgesic Administration By Pacu Nurses, Melinda C. Nwanganga 2016 Valparaiso University

Effects Of Pediatric Emergence Delirium Education On Analgesic Administration By Pacu Nurses, Melinda C. Nwanganga

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Emergence delirium (ED) is a behavioral disturbance as a result of general anesthesia that commonly occurs in pediatric patients. Adverse effects of ED lead to a complicated recovery from anesthesia due to the risk of self-inflicted injury of patients, the disturbance of surgical incisions, the development of postoperative maladaptive behaviors, and the increased use of sedatives and analgesics resulting in prolonged recovery time and delayed discharge from the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Due to the multiple ramifications of ED, appropriate care is needed to promote a safe recovery from anesthesia and an optimum perioperative experience for these patients. As PACU ...


Psychometric Testing Of The Presence Of Nursing Scale: Measurability Of Patient Perceptions Of Nursing Presence Capability Of Nurses In An Academic Medical Center, Rebecca L. Turpin 2016 East Tennessee State University

Psychometric Testing Of The Presence Of Nursing Scale: Measurability Of Patient Perceptions Of Nursing Presence Capability Of Nurses In An Academic Medical Center, Rebecca L. Turpin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Introduction: Nursing presence occurs when nurses expend themselves on the behalf of a unique patient. This phenomenon requires further research to develop instruments. The Presence of Nursing Scale (PONS) measures the patient’s perspective (Kostovich, 2012). Psychometric testing of PONS-Revised using exploratory factor analysis is warranted to further develop a reliable and valid measure of nursing presence. Contextual workplace variables need exploration in inpatient settings for correlation with nursing presence.

Method(s): A convenience sample of 122 adult inpatients from ten acute-care nursing units in a Southeastern Magnet hospital were surveyed to conduct the first psychometric testing of this revised ...


Patient Perceptions Of The Caring Environment, Kathryn M. Miller 2016 Liberty University

Patient Perceptions Of The Caring Environment, Kathryn M. Miller

Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship

As health management information system technology at the point of care increases to ensure greater efficiency, effectiveness and patient safety, the impact of such technology needed to be explored for impact on the nurse-patient dyad, and patient perception of the caring environment. This evidence-based practice pilot project based on the Iowa Model of Evidence- Based Practice to Promote Quality Care utilized quasi-experimental methodology to measure implication of mobile computer workstations at the point of care and sought to answer if an evidence-based practice change of ergonomic use surrounding technology improved patient perceptions of the caring environment. Significance of the pilot ...


Operating Room Nurse To Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse Handoff: Implementation Of A Written Sbar Intervention, Erin Long 2016 Valparaiso University

Operating Room Nurse To Post Anesthesia Care Unit Nurse Handoff: Implementation Of A Written Sbar Intervention, Erin Long

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

The lack of standardized handoff from the operating room (OR) nurse to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) nurse may result in the miscommunication or omission of patient information, which increases the risk of patient safety events. The goal of this EBP project was to standardize OR to PACU nurse handoff in order to reduce risks to patient safety. A literature review revealed guidelines for handoff which included implementing a standardized protocol and using a mnemonic phrase. The Iowa Model of Evidence-Based Practice and Lewin’s Model of Change guided the EBP project. Handoff quality was evaluated by OR and ...


An Exploration Of Social Capital Among Nurses In The Ambulatory Setting, Anna Lutz, Tamara McKinnon 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

An Exploration Of Social Capital Among Nurses In The Ambulatory Setting, Anna Lutz, Tamara Mckinnon

Doctoral Projects

Bullying and lateral violence are a sadly, common phenomena among nurses. While this issue has been examined within the inpatient, acute setting, it has not been widely researched in the ambulatory setting. This concept is usually looked at from a negative standpoint, looking at the levels of lateral violence. The purpose of this research study was done to explore the levels of social capital, also known as positive peer support, among nurses in the ambulatory setting. The participants of the study were 39 registered nurses from a public health department and an embedded care management department. The tool used was ...


Barriers To Preoperative Teaching In A Culturally Diverse Healthcare Environment, Rancelle Ablan 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

Barriers To Preoperative Teaching In A Culturally Diverse Healthcare Environment, Rancelle Ablan

Doctoral Projects

The role of the professional nurse is integral in educating and ensuring that patients understand essential components of their plan of care. This is especially true for patients who are to undergo surgical interventions; evidence has demonstrated that preoperative education provided to patients is linked with positive patient outcomes and a decrease in post-operative complications (Blackstone, Garrett, & Hasselkus, 2011). This qualitative study investigated the barriers that nurses experience in providing preoperative education to diverse patients in a multicultural healthcare environment. Ten registered nurses at a private community hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area participated in an hour long one-on-one ...


Effect Of An Emergency Nurse Heart Failure Educational Intervention, Lori Hudgens 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

Effect Of An Emergency Nurse Heart Failure Educational Intervention, Lori Hudgens

Doctoral Projects

Background: Research indicates many nurses lack the appropriate heart failure (HF) education necessary to assist with readmission reduction efforts. Employer approved nurse HF education has resulted in improved nurse HF knowledge, and, reduced readmissions.

Problem: ED nurses require a competent knowledge of heart failure to effectively educate heart failure patients upon admission to the ED. No research has been conducted with ED nurse specific populations to assess ED nurse knowledge of heart failure, and, to determine if heart failure educational interventions increase ED nurse' HF knowledge.

Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of an ED nurse b.eart failure educational intervention ...


Patient Perceptions Of An Aidet And Hourly Rounding Program In A Community Hospital: Results Of A Qualitative Study, Tosha Allen, Tyne Rieck, Stacie Salsbury 2016 Genesis Health System

Patient Perceptions Of An Aidet And Hourly Rounding Program In A Community Hospital: Results Of A Qualitative Study, Tosha Allen, Tyne Rieck, Stacie Salsbury

Patient Experience Journal

Quantitative evidence links patient satisfaction scores to the use of communication strategies such as AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, and Thank you) and Hourly Rounding. However, little is known about patient perceptions of these tools in regards to their hospital experience. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a convenience sample of 14 adult medical/surgical inpatients in one mid-sized, community hospital, following hospital discharge. The interview data was transcribed and opened coded, utilizing constant comparison to identify common themes. Themes emerged in four topical areas: (a) patient experience of hospitalization, (b) AIDET, (c) Hourly Rounding, and (d) unexpected findings. Patients placed ...


Implementation Of A Nursing Workload Tool To Reduce Nurse Burnout, Nicole K. Greives 2016 Valparaiso University

Implementation Of A Nursing Workload Tool To Reduce Nurse Burnout, Nicole K. Greives

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Nursing burnout and workload is a complicated issue with far-reaching effects. Nursing burnout and inappropriate nursing workload have been linked to increased risk of urinary tract infection, respiratory infections, decreased patient satisfaction, decreased quality and safety of care, and increased mortality. The purpose of the project was to decrease nursing burnout on a Medical Progressive Care Unit (MPCU) by moving patients with high workloads and medical instability to a higher level of care. Within this project, Rosabeth Kanter’s Theory of Structural Power was used for the theoretical framework, and the Stetler Model guided the implementation. The intervention consisted of ...


The Effects Of Education On Compassion Fatigue Experienced By Oncology Nurses, Ina Wilson 2016 Valparaiso University

The Effects Of Education On Compassion Fatigue Experienced By Oncology Nurses, Ina Wilson

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Oncology nursing is widely viewed as a rewarding and emotional challenging specialty. Oncology nurses witness terminal illness, death, physical, and emotional suffering which increases their risk of developing compassion fatigue. The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to increase awareness of compassion fatigue among oncology nurses by providing them with knowledge, effective coping skills, and self-care management skills. The Theory of Human Caring was used as the theoretical framework to support this EBP project and the intervention was guided by The Iowa Model of Research-Based Practice to Promote Quality Care. The project used a pre-test and post-test design ...


The Evolution Of The U.S. Catholic Hospital: From Sisters In Habits To Men In Suits, Michael Greenstein 2016 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

The Evolution Of The U.S. Catholic Hospital: From Sisters In Habits To Men In Suits, Michael Greenstein

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day

In today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape, Catholic U.S. hospitals have undergone a change in their mission and thus their identity. This paper argues that Catholic hospitals need to rediscover the origins of their ministry. This can be accomplished by refocusing their efforts away from mergers with secular entities that deal strictly with life and death issues to mergers that more fully engage the care for the poor and vulnerable. To provide the context for this paper, Part One will present an overview of Jesus’ ministry, which is the foundation for Catholic health care. Part Two will address the history ...


The Impact Of An 8-Hour Versus 12-Hour Shift For Registered Nurses: An Integrative Review, Jenna Classen, Shannon Davis, Emily Sutter 2016 Cedarville University

The Impact Of An 8-Hour Versus 12-Hour Shift For Registered Nurses: An Integrative Review, Jenna Classen, Shannon Davis, Emily Sutter

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

More hospitals are eliminating the traditional 8 hour shift and replacing it with the 12 hour shift. The aim of this study was to review literature about the effects of shift length on nurses and patients. Cedarville University's OneSearch was used to collect the 12 articles reviewed. Some studies indicated nurses working 12 hour shifts were at a greater risk of experiencing burnout compared to nurses working 8 hour shifts. Nurses working 12 hour shifts were more likely to experience chronic fatigue related to inadequate amounts of sleep. Furthermore, when a nurse’s shift exceeded 13 hours, patients became ...


Enhancing Nurse-Physician Communication And Collaboration, Pamela D. Missi 2016 Bellamine University

Enhancing Nurse-Physician Communication And Collaboration, Pamela D. Missi

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones

In healthcare organizations today, creating a culture of safety is critically important. Communication failures among healthcare providers have been linked to 70% of annual sentinel events. Seventy-six percent of individuals experiencing a sentinel event die (Joint Commission, 2009). Lack of good communication behavior between nurses and physicians has been recognized as a cause of preventable harm to patients (Institute of Medicine, 2004; Zwarenstein & Reeves, 2006). In hospital settings, communication failures are linked to increases in length of stay, patient harm, resource utilization, more rapid turnover, and caregiver dissatisfaction (Dingley et al., 2008). Numerous national organizations and commissions have officially mandated ...


Nursing Spirit, Volume 1 (Spring 2016), Neal Chambler, Dean, Mary Bennett, Director, Susan Megahee, Editor, Creative 2016 Western Kentucky University

Nursing Spirit, Volume 1 (Spring 2016), Neal Chambler, Dean, Mary Bennett, Director, Susan Megahee, Editor, Creative

School of Nursing Publications

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The Effect Of A Multifaceted Reminder Intervention On Nursing Documentation Completeness, Meredith A. White 2016 Valparaiso University

The Effect Of A Multifaceted Reminder Intervention On Nursing Documentation Completeness, Meredith A. White

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Nationwide, nurses must withstand growing patient assignments and increased workloads. The consistency between nursing documentation and technical nursing interventions performed indicates that registered nurses provide much more care than they record. This incongruence has the potential to impact patient safety, but also has significant financial implications, since reimbursement is linked to documented services. The purpose of this EBP project was to implement a multifaceted reminder intervention (including a 10-minute PowerPoint and visual reminder) in an IMCU setting to assist the nursing staff (n = 38) in completing the HAPU documentation components. John Kotter’s Eight-Stage Process and the Iowa Model of ...


A Causal-Comparative Inquiry Into The Significance Of Implementing A Flipped Classroom Strategy In Nursing Education, Rhonda Faretta 2016 Liberty University

A Causal-Comparative Inquiry Into The Significance Of Implementing A Flipped Classroom Strategy In Nursing Education, Rhonda Faretta

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this causal-comparative design study was to examine the application of the theory of Vygotsky’s social constructivism (1978) and McMillan and Chavis’s (1986) definition of sense of classroom community in the context of a flipped classroom. The researcher aimed to determine if a pathophysiology course taught with the flipped classroom method would result in a statistically-significant difference in nursing students’ academic performance and sense of classroom community when compared to a pathophysiology course taught with the lecture classroom method. Two questions were addressed during this study: (a) Is there a statistically-significant difference in nursing students’ academic ...


Engaging Faculty And Students Within Fully Online Asynchronous Academic Departments, jessica r. nelson 2016 Indiana State University

Engaging Faculty And Students Within Fully Online Asynchronous Academic Departments, Jessica R. Nelson

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenter will discuss common barriers to implementing online programs including challenges of hiring distance faculty, communication breakdown between faculty and students, and issues with academic integrity. Best practices will be presented in order to help chairpersons overcome barriers to the online learning environment and engage both faculty and students with the use of innovation and inexpensive uses of telerobics, telecommunications software and enhancing their own universities learning platforms.


The Effect Of Nurse Dose On Breastfeeding Exclusivity - A Patient Level Analysis, Gwen Moreland 2016 University of Kentucky

The Effect Of Nurse Dose On Breastfeeding Exclusivity - A Patient Level Analysis, Gwen Moreland

DNP Practice Inquiry Projects

Background: Breastfeeding is strongly associated with health benefits for children and their mothers. Despite this knowledge, breastfeeding rates in the United States have increased only slightly. Current research examines the relationship between nurse characteristics and patient outcomes in adult intensive care and acute care settings. To date there is very limited research examining nurse variables and outcomes in women and children, and very little knowledge regarding the characteristics of the nurse in relation to patient’s breastfeeding success.

Purpose: The purpose of this practice inquiry project was to evaluate the relationship between the attributes of nurse dose and the immediacy ...


Flight Nurses’ Narratives Of Traumatic Patient Care Events: Why Do They Stay?, Joanne Booth Newton 2016 Lynchburg College

Flight Nurses’ Narratives Of Traumatic Patient Care Events: Why Do They Stay?, Joanne Booth Newton

Graduate Dissertations and Theses

As frontline providers of care, flight nurses are continuously exposed to traumatic patient care events; they are, accordingly, highly vulnerable to the injurious effects of compassion fatigue. Flight nursing is an exclusive nursing specialty in which highly trained registered nurses provide comprehensive pre-hospital, emergency, and critical care to patients with urgent or life-threatening conditions aboard helicopter or fixed wing aircraft or, when necessary due to unfavorable weather conditions, by ground ambulance. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of five flight nurses; to better understand the factors they perceived to be contributors or barriers to compassion ...


Sustainable Cost Models For Mhealth At Scale: Modeling Program Data From M4rh Tanzania, Emily R. Mangone, Smisha Agarwal, Kelly L'Engle, Christine Lasway, Trinity Zan, Hajo van Beijma, Jennifer Orkis, Robert Karam 2016 University of San Francisco

Sustainable Cost Models For Mhealth At Scale: Modeling Program Data From M4rh Tanzania, Emily R. Mangone, Smisha Agarwal, Kelly L'Engle, Christine Lasway, Trinity Zan, Hajo Van Beijma, Jennifer Orkis, Robert Karam

Nursing and Health Professions Faculty Research and Publications

BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that mobile phone health interventions ("mHealth") can improve health behaviors and outcomes and are critically important in low-resource, low-access settings. However, the majority of mHealth programs in developing countries fail to reach scale. One reason may be the challenge of developing financially sustainable programs. The goal of this paper is to explore strategies for mHealth program sustainability and develop cost-recovery models for program implementers using 2014 operational program data from Mobile for Reproductive Health (m4RH), a national text-message (SMS) based health communication service in Tanzania.

METHODS: We delineated 2014 m4RH program costs and considered three ...


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