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Burnout, Depression And Suicide Prevention For Nursing Staff In High-Intensity Settings, April Ritchie 2019 The University of San Francisco

Burnout, Depression And Suicide Prevention For Nursing Staff In High-Intensity Settings, April Ritchie

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Nurses working in high-intensity settings experience burnout at higher rates than in other nursing areas. Burnout in healthcare is a problem estimated as high as 70% by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Burnout can lead to depressive symptoms, which can lead to suicidal ideation in affected healthcare providers, which makes early identification and treatment of utmost importance to the mental and physical wellbeing of these nurses.

The purpose of this project is to examine burnout in nursing staff working in high-intensity areas of the hospital in order to help identify burnout and/or depressive symptoms before they lead ...


Patient Perception Of Telephone Follow-Up After Resection For Colorectal Cancer: Is It Time For An Alternative To The Out-Patient Clinic?, Marcus Gilmartin, Nicholas Leaver, George Hall, Helena Fawdry, Seung Lee, James Nicholson, Ramya Kalaiselvan, Raj Rajaganeshan 2019 University of Liverpool

Patient Perception Of Telephone Follow-Up After Resection For Colorectal Cancer: Is It Time For An Alternative To The Out-Patient Clinic?, Marcus Gilmartin, Nicholas Leaver, George Hall, Helena Fawdry, Seung Lee, James Nicholson, Ramya Kalaiselvan, Raj Rajaganeshan

Patient Experience Journal

The economic reality of modern healthcare provides a timely reminder to clinicians of their duty to provide outstanding and cost-effective care. Although multiple guidelines outline investigation, management and surveillance of colorectal cancer, none advocate a particular delivery method. Nurse-led telephone follow-up in multiple specialties has demonstrated equivalent clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction when compared to traditional outpatient department follow-up. This paper aims to compare nurse-led telephone and outpatient follow-up, following surgical resection of colorectal cancer (CRC), focusing on patient perceptions. This cross-sectional study distributed adapted patient satisfaction questionnaire (PS-Q 18) to patients undergoing surveillance following CRC resection via either nurse-led ...


Sustainability In Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Initiatives, Angelo P. Giardino, Eileen R. Giardino 2019 University of Utah

Sustainability In Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Initiatives, Angelo P. Giardino, Eileen R. Giardino

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

The question often asked of a quality improvement initiative is whether the improvement process has been sustained within the organization. Rarely is the question answered satisfactorily. The sustainability of an improvement process is important as it justifies the investment of human and financial capital. The term 'evaporation of improvements' addresses the dilemma that between 33% to 70% of all innovations are reportedly not sustained (Fleiszer, Semenic, Ritchie, Richer, & Denis, 2015) . This evaporation of improvement captures the frustrating inability of many institutions to maintain the achieved improvement after the newness of the initial effort wears off (Buchanan, Fitzgerald, & Ketley, 2007). This ...


The Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction With Nursing Care And Nursing Job Satisfaction, Natalie Leriger 2019 Olivet Nazarene University

The Relationship Between Patient Satisfaction With Nursing Care And Nursing Job Satisfaction, Natalie Leriger

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Patient satisfaction, which has become a priority for hospitals and an indicator of quality, is a result of a patient’s perception of care. The consequences of not adequately providing high levels of patient satisfaction can be enormously costly to the greater healthcare system. The literature provided evidence that effective patient satisfaction is multifactorial; one key factor noted was nursing care. This study examined the relationship between patient satisfaction with nursing care and nursing job satisfaction. The researcher employed a quantitative correlational research design to find further evidence of this potential relationship. Ninety-eight patients participated in the study, as well ...


Going For Gold With The Perioperative Olympics, Hope L. Johnson MSN, RN, CNOR 2019 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Going For Gold With The Perioperative Olympics, Hope L. Johnson Msn, Rn, Cnor

Patient Care Services / Nursing

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Improving Nursing Staffing Methodology And Nursing Sensitive Outcomes With The Addition Of A Patient Centered Acuity Measure, Douglas C. Howard, RN, MS, NE-BC 2019 George Washington University

Improving Nursing Staffing Methodology And Nursing Sensitive Outcomes With The Addition Of A Patient Centered Acuity Measure, Douglas C. Howard, Rn, Ms, Ne-Bc

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Background: Assigning the correct nursing resources to hospitalized patients positively impacts patient outcomes. The current process for matching nurses to patients is highly variable and involves a combination of simple ratios, historical workload data, and expert opinion but lacks objective measurement of the patient’s condition. Objectives: This project evaluated change in selected quality indicators and the daily unit-level management of nursing resources after implementing the Troubled Outcome Risk (TOR) into existing nursing staffing methodology in a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. Methods: TOR provides objective measurement of individual patient allostatic load. Daily calculation of TOR scores for each patient ...


Le Soutien Au Leadership Transformationnel Des Infirmières Gestionnaires Dans Un Contexte De Changement Organisationnel : La Perspective Des Infirmières Gestionnaires, Claudia Touchette Boivin, Kelley Kilpatrick 2018 Université de Montréal

Le Soutien Au Leadership Transformationnel Des Infirmières Gestionnaires Dans Un Contexte De Changement Organisationnel : La Perspective Des Infirmières Gestionnaires, Claudia Touchette Boivin, Kelley Kilpatrick

Science of Nursing and Health Practices - Science infirmière et pratiques en santé

Introduction. Nurse managers should favour the use of transformational leadership in the context of organizational change. However, nurse managers have expressed the need for support in exercising such leadership. Objective. This study explored how nurse managers could be supported in their use of transformational leadership in the context of organizational change. Methods. A qualitative descriptive study was undertaken from February to May 2017. Semi-structured interviews were completed with nurse managers (n=12). Transcripts were subjected to content analysis and descriptive statistics were computed. Results. Four themes emerged: scope of change, implementation of transformational leadership, facilitating strategies, and time. These themes ...


Outcomes And Experiences Of An Rn To Bsn Online Cohort: An Academic-Practice Partnership, Donna Copenhaver Dr., Marilyn Dubree MSN, RN, Chris Wilson MSN, RN-BC, Martha Buckner PhD, Cathy R. Taylor DrPH, Kathy Jordan MSN, RN 2018 Belmont University

Outcomes And Experiences Of An Rn To Bsn Online Cohort: An Academic-Practice Partnership, Donna Copenhaver Dr., Marilyn Dubree Msn, Rn, Chris Wilson Msn, Rn-Bc, Martha Buckner Phd, Cathy R. Taylor Drph, Kathy Jordan Msn, Rn

International Journal of Health Sciences Education

Abstract

This article describes the result of an academic-practice partnership between a School of Nursing (SON) and a University Medical Center (UMC) for the purpose of promoting BSN education in response to the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that 80% of RNs hold a baccalaureate degree or higher by 2020. The mutually beneficial partnership worked together to offer a pilot online RN-BSN nursing program, increase the number of BSNs in the workforce, and to collect information from RN-BSN students returning to school about their challenges, recommendations for future programs, and why they were interested in returning to school. The BSN ...


Frontline Focus: A Nurse Manager's Employee Engagement Toolkit, Christen Straw 2018 University of San Francisco

Frontline Focus: A Nurse Manager's Employee Engagement Toolkit, Christen Straw

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Abstract

Average hospital turnover rates in the US reached 18.2% in 2017. Turnover rates for registered nurses (RNs) were also at an all-time high of 16.8%. RN turnover can cost up to $61,100 per nurse resulting in the average hospital loss of $5.7 million per year (NSI, 2018). Employee engagement and job satisfaction levels are predictors of nursing turnover and patient outcomes and should be a top priority for nurse leaders. A disengaged workforce not only affects team morale and organizational spending, but it also impacts the quality of patient care. Multiple studies suggest that employee ...


Identification Of Perioperative Barriers To Enhanced Recovery After Surgery In Colorectal Surgical Populations, Leah Marshall 2018 The University of San Francisco

Identification Of Perioperative Barriers To Enhanced Recovery After Surgery In Colorectal Surgical Populations, Leah Marshall

Master's Projects and Capstones

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has evolved over the past 30 years through evidence-based interventions. Enhanced recovery after surgery uses a multidisciplinary and multimodal evidence-based approach to maximize patient recovery. Perianesthesia nurses are critical to its success and have an obligation to understand and participate in the process to optimize patient outcomes. Despite proving to decrease complications and duration of stay in colorectal surgery patients without following colorectal surgery, the implementation of ERAS in colorectal pathways have been met with barriers (Alawadi et al., 2015). Subramaniam & Horgan (2016) describe ERAS pathways as evidence-based interventions that eliminate dated practices based in ...


Defying The Gravity Of Falls On Msu, Alvin Joseph Abad 2018 The University of San Francisco

Defying The Gravity Of Falls On Msu, Alvin Joseph Abad

Master's Projects and Capstones

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for adult males in the United States and have been an ongoing problem on the Medical Surgical Unit (MSU). Therefore, the aim of this project is to increase fall prevention education and communication on MSU in order to ultimately improve fall rates. Although there are currently fall prevention processes already in place, these may not be sufficient as demonstrated by recent fall metrics. Many RNs on MSU are fairly new nurses; and their enthusiasm and adaptability may be an advantage for this evidence-based project. Furthermore, the management team seems to be ...


Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Reduction: A Quality Improvement Project, Wallace Kramm 2018 The University of San Francisco

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Reduction: A Quality Improvement Project, Wallace Kramm

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: Hospital-acquired infections are preventable harm that occurs to patients while in the hospital. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a preventable hospital-acquired infection that continues to plague hospitals nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than 13,000 CAUTI related deaths in the United States annually (Scanlon, 2017). In addition to the harm caused to patients by CAUTIs, the estimated $500 million yearly cost for CAUTI treatment has created a fiscal burden on healthcare systems (Scanlon, 2017). Decreasing the rate of CAUTI by decreasing overall number of catheters is the goal of ...


Reducing Inpatient Readmissions Through Early Follow-Up Appointment Planning: A Quality Improvement Project, Isabella Cuenco 2018 The University of San Francisco

Reducing Inpatient Readmissions Through Early Follow-Up Appointment Planning: A Quality Improvement Project, Isabella Cuenco

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem: Inpatient readmissions have a highly negative impact on healthcare systems. Not only do these hospitalizations have a detrimental effect on patient outcomes they also are accompanied by a prohibitive financial burden to the hospitals.

Context: Follow-up appointment with a primary care provider after discharge has been demonstrated as a viable strategy to reduce the risk of readmissions.

Interventions: Create a volunteer program to schedule patient appointments with a primary care provider within seven days of discharge.

Measures and Results: Compare the number of patients that were discharged with a follow-up appointment after the intervention to before the intervention, and ...


Root Cause Analysis To Improve Incident Reporting In An Ambulatory Care Setting, Lisa Ann Duncan 2018 University of San Francisco

Root Cause Analysis To Improve Incident Reporting In An Ambulatory Care Setting, Lisa Ann Duncan

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Problem: The subject organization (SO) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with an internally developed incident reporting system. The SO wanted to improve patient and employee safety using data from incident reports, but the incident reporting system did not give enough information to recognize patterns and develop countermeasures.

Context: Supervisors welcomed the opportunity to learn more about incident report follow-up and conducting root cause analysis (RCA). Members of the Safety Committee were eager for data to use to develop countermeasures to improve patient and employee safety. Decreases in employee injuries can save the SO from increases in the cost ...


Conflict Management And Team Building As Competencies For Nurse Managers To Improve Retention, Jeanette Black 2018 The University of San Francisco

Conflict Management And Team Building As Competencies For Nurse Managers To Improve Retention, Jeanette Black

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

Abstract

Aim(s): To critically review and summarize evidence related to coaching and training nurse managers in conflict management and team building skills and to determine the relationship of these skills to retention.

Background: Retention of nurse managers is a significant challenge to healthcare organizations.

Evaluation: The databases searched were CINAHL, PubMed, evidence-based journals, JANE, Cochrane, SCOPUS and Joanna Briggs. The keywords searched were conflict management, team building, nurse manager retention, retention, teamwork, healthy work environment, conflict management theory, organizational culture, coaching nurse managers, and nursing. Articles with the strongest evidence were critically appraised using the Johns Hopkins Research and ...


Nurse Expectations As Compared To Perceived Reality, Kathryn McKelvy 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Nurse Expectations As Compared To Perceived Reality, Kathryn Mckelvy

Dissertations

Burnout and turnover in nursing have been well documented in nursing literature, but little is known about a nurse’s expectations of the profession compared to their perceived reality of the profession. Do these expectations meet the reality of the workplace, and does this cause the nurse to make a career change? What factors influence a nurse to leave the profession, job-hop, or return to school to further their education? The rate of nurse turnover is an ongoing issue with a lack of research regarding the foundation of nurse expectations compared to the realities of the profession.

The purpose of ...


Scientific Proceedings Of The Texas Children’S Hospital’S 17th Session Of The Advanced Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Program, Arjun M. Dangre BDS MPH, Kelly Wallin MS RN CHSE, Gertrude A. Leidich MBA, RN, Angelo P. Giardino MD, PhD 2018 Texas Children's Hospital

Scientific Proceedings Of The Texas Children’S Hospital’S 17th Session Of The Advanced Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Program, Arjun M. Dangre Bds Mph, Kelly Wallin Ms Rn Chse, Gertrude A. Leidich Mba, Rn, Angelo P. Giardino Md, Phd

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

The Texas Children’s Hospital’s Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQI) Program is a six month mixed didactic and experiential learning experience designed to improve patient care, lower costs, change the culture, and develop quality leaders. As a part of AQI program participants are grouped into teams and each team completes a healthcare related Quality Improvement (QI) project. Each project demonstrates use of various QI tools including process maps, fishbone diagrams, and key driver diagrams. The projects use ‘Model for Improvement’ as the primary QI methodology to achieve their aim. Three or more Plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles are required ...


Scientific Proceedings Of The Texas Children’S Hospital’S 16th Session Of The Advanced Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Program, Arjun M. Dangre BDS, MPH, Kelly Wallin MS, RN, CHSE, Gertrude A. Leidich MBA, RN, Angelo P. Giardino MD, PhD 2018 Texas Children's Hospital

Scientific Proceedings Of The Texas Children’S Hospital’S 16th Session Of The Advanced Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Program, Arjun M. Dangre Bds, Mph, Kelly Wallin Ms, Rn, Chse, Gertrude A. Leidich Mba, Rn, Angelo P. Giardino Md, Phd

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

The Texas Children’s Hospital’s Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQI) Program is a six month mixed didactic and experiential learning experience designed to improve patient care, lower costs, change the culture, and develop quality leaders. As a part of AQI program participants are grouped into teams and each team completes a healthcare related Quality Improvement (QI) project. Each project demonstrates use of various QI tools including process maps, fishbone diagrams, and key driver diagrams. The projects use the IHI ‘Model for Improvement’ as the primary QI methodology to achieve their aim. Three or more Plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles ...


Improving Communication To Reduce Patient Falls In A 48-Bed Medical-Surgical Unit, Christian Gella 2018 The University of San Francisco

Improving Communication To Reduce Patient Falls In A 48-Bed Medical-Surgical Unit, Christian Gella

Nursing and Health Professions Faculty Research and Publications

Abstract

Problem: Patient falls has been associated with increased morbidity, mortality and decreased quality of life. The increase in total patient falls for 2018 relative to 2017, and a spike of 10 patient falls for the month of June 2018 from a baseline of 5.3 falls per month has gained greater attention to reduce patient harm from falls while hospitalized. Prevention of falls minimizes patient exposure to the possibility of being injured. Despite efforts to curtail patient falls, improvement in communication is essential to address the safety issues surrounding improving quality of care practices, and consequentially reduce un-reimbursable hospital ...


Explaining Collaboration In Nursing Education Programs, Jason Powell 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Explaining Collaboration In Nursing Education Programs, Jason Powell

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Abstract

As a result of 2000 legislation changes regarding entry-to-practice for nurses, collaborative nursing education programs were formed in Ontario. These legislative changes required Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs) to find university partners to enter into collaborative arrangements in order to continue delivering nursing education, due to their inability to confer university baccalaureate degrees independently. Subsequently, 21 CAATs in Ontario merged with 13 university nursing programs and entered into an education partnership in order for their graduates to meet an entry-to-practice requirement of a university baccalaureate degree. These newly formed collaborative nursing education programs varied in delivery formats ...


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