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Compassion Fatigue In Medical Surgical Nurses, Ashlee Nicole Simmons 2017 Gardner-Webb University

Compassion Fatigue In Medical Surgical Nurses, Ashlee Nicole Simmons

Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects

Often nurses are consumed by providing care to others and forget to care for themselves. The lack of self-care can lead to compassion fatigue in the nurse's life. The purpose of this thesis was to assess the level of compassion fatigue within medical surgical nurses, and determine the correlation between years of experience as a registered nurse and compassion fatigue. The Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL-5) was used to identify the existence of compassion fatigue in medical surgical nurses. Data was collected and analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Seventy-five medical surgical nurses working in an ...


Debriefing In The Emergency Department, Faithe Weathers 2017 Rhode Island College

Debriefing In The Emergency Department, Faithe Weathers

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Workplace stress is a common hazard in many occupations, especially in healthcare. Workplace stress has physical and psychological impacts and can lead to burnout. Nurses exhibit high levels of stress and burnout, especially those working in the emergency department (ED). Strategies to combat stress and burnout are vital to preserve the overall heath and retention of staff in the workplace. One strategy is to incorporate debriefing sessions following traumatic events. The purpose of this study was to explore ED nurses’ opinions of debriefing sessions in the ED. The design was a qualitative survey. The study site was in the emergency ...


Educating Nurses On The Use Of Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (Bmat) Through E-Learning/Online Education Module, Wei Li Lee 2016 The University of San Francisco

Educating Nurses On The Use Of Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (Bmat) Through E-Learning/Online Education Module, Wei Li Lee

Master's Projects and Capstones

Background Hospital setting is reviewed the most hazardous workplace comparing to other industries. Nursing assistants and orderlies have the high risk of work-related injury. The study found that the top reason that causes the injuries was due to over-exertion or bodily reaction.

Aim State of California requires hospitals to implement a Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) policy as part of an injury and illness prevention program (Department of Industrial Regulations, 2016). Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT) is the latest evidence based practice, reliable and valid tool, which helps nurses to assess the patients’ current and ongoing mobility and to ...


Reducing Annual Emergency Department Visits Through Improved Asthma Discharge Teaching, Alvin R. Walters 2016 University of San Francisco

Reducing Annual Emergency Department Visits Through Improved Asthma Discharge Teaching, Alvin R. Walters

Master's Projects and Capstones

Asthma is the most common pediatric condition in the United States, and a child's home environment plays an impactful role in the triggering of asthma exacerbations (Harper et al., 2015). Current emergency department (ED) ideology focuses on symptoms management, with little time spent on education, and virtually no attention paid to the home environment. Evidence shows that programs which incorporate home environmental assessments into asthma patient education produce a reduction in annual ED visits, fewer missed school days, decreased use of rescue medications, and improvements in quality of life (Gruber K.J., et al, 2016, Hollenbach J.P. & Cloutier ...


Job Satisfaction And Stress Level Of The Occupational Health Nurse, Angela Ballard 2016 Gardner-Webb University

Job Satisfaction And Stress Level Of The Occupational Health Nurse, Angela Ballard

Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects

Occupational health nursing is a specialized field of nursing, employing only about 1% of total U.S. nurses (Moore & Moore, 2014). For this reason, it is often difficult to recruit prospective occupational health nurses (OHN). The need for OHN has grown in the auto industry in 2014 and 2015 due to increased production rates. It is important to determine whether or not current OHN, specifically in the auto manufacturing field, are satisfied and plan to stay in their current positions. Identifying reasons for job stress and job satisfaction helps leadership to correct deficiencies and develop and maintain a positive work ...


Outcomes Of Peer Mentoring At An Associate Degree Nursing Program, Melissa B. Harper 2016 Gardner-Webb University

Outcomes Of Peer Mentoring At An Associate Degree Nursing Program, Melissa B. Harper

Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects

Nursing students have described clinical experiences as being stressful, yet the application of classroom knowledge to the clinical health care setting is a requirement. The purpose of this mixed-method study is to compare students’ perceptions of the peer mentoring leadership experience (PMLE) and the student charge nurse experience (SCNE). The PMLE was piloted at a southeastern community college’s associate degree nursing (ADN) program. Hand-selected PMLE second-year nursing students (n=5) were paired with hand-selected PMLE first-year nursing students (n=5) for medical/surgical clinical rotations. The ADN program’s purpose for these clinical rotations was to provide a mutually ...


Youth Empowerment For Environmental Justice, Mattie B. Brickle 2016 University of Washington Tacoma

Youth Empowerment For Environmental Justice, Mattie B. Brickle

Ed.D. Dissertations in Practice

Woodsmoke pollution is an environmental justice issue for youth living in certain Pacific Northwest cities. Little is understood about how youth may be empowered to address woodsmoke issues in their communities. In this study, I examined youth empowerment in a citizen science study on woodsmoke, using Photovoice methodology. Ten diverse youth collected and analyzed indoor air samples and photos, then presented their findings to the community and policy makers. Entrance and exit surveys revealed an increased sense of empowerment to take action on woodsmoke pollution. Youth also expressed increased optimism and a resolve to become scientists and to combat environmental ...


Improving Postexposure Hiv Follow-Up In Healthcare Workers, Linda Valles Gutierrez 2016 University of San Diego

Improving Postexposure Hiv Follow-Up In Healthcare Workers, Linda Valles Gutierrez

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project is to improve the HIV postexposure follow-up (PEFU) rate in healthcare workers (HCWs) through implementation of a revised infection control policy and reminder system. Occupational exposure to HIV is a significant risk for all healthcare workers. In the United States every year, 1 out of 10 U.S. healthcare workers suffers a blood or body fluid exposure (BBFE). Transmission of one serious blood-borne infection can cost more than a million dollars for medications, follow-up laboratory testing, clinical evaluation, lost wages, and disability payments. Completion of HIV PEFU in HCWs is very low ...


Stress Management In A Corporate Setting, Erinn Gelakoska, Susan Instone 2016 University of San Diego

Stress Management In A Corporate Setting, Erinn Gelakoska, Susan Instone

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Abstract

The purpose of this evidence-based project was to implement a sustainable stress management program in a corporate setting, utilizing company stress management resources. A three-step program was initiated to include a 30-minute stress education session, followed by a 30-minute one-on-one session with a nurse practitioner student utilizing aspects of motivational interviewing to develop a goal oriented stress management plan. An individual one-month follow up was also performed. Of the 30 employees who attended the educational session, 15 signed up for a one-on-one session. Eight out of the 15 employees completed the one-month follow up. Employees completed a pre and ...


Utilizing The Green Nursing Project Initiative To Educate Nurses About Health Effects Related To Exposure Of Chemicals Contained In Household And Personal Care Products And To Inspire Them To Take Action, Lisa Chan, Stephanie Chalupka 2016 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Utilizing The Green Nursing Project Initiative To Educate Nurses About Health Effects Related To Exposure Of Chemicals Contained In Household And Personal Care Products And To Inspire Them To Take Action, Lisa Chan, Stephanie Chalupka

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat

Consumers are exposed to a variety of environmental chemicals including carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and endocrine disrupting chemicals from everyday use of common household and personal care products. Evidence supports concern that exposures to low doses or the combination of low doses of chemicals can pose a health risk for the general population as well as for vulnerable populations. Gaps exist in translating this information to the public and helping people understand the health effects related to chemical exposures and personal actions they could take to reduce exposures.

There are 2.6 million nurses in the U.S. who have direct ...


Incivility In Nursing Education: An Intervention, Ruthanne Palumbo 2016 Gardner-Webb University

Incivility In Nursing Education: An Intervention, Ruthanne Palumbo

Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects

Incivility in nursing education is an unfortunate phenomenon affecting nursing students. in all aspects of their educational experience. Students and their instructors are often ill equipped to deal with academic incivility and their lack of ability to handle such behaviors has proven detrimental to the future of the nursing profession. Nursing instructors need tools to help educate nursing students on how to recognize uncivil behaviors within themselves as well as others and ways to combat it. This Capstone Project addressed these aspects of academic incivility and implemented an e-learning module that was developed to educate students on incivility. The data ...


Pre-Employment Testing To Improve Nurse Retention, Jonathan Brandon 2016 Gardner-Webb University

Pre-Employment Testing To Improve Nurse Retention, Jonathan Brandon

Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects

Nurse retention is an issue healthcare organizations cannot afford to ignore. The nursing shortage continues to impact healthcare in this country which increases the importance and urgency of retaining nurses. Job success, also referred as job satisfaction, is a key indicator of a nurse’s intent to stay. There are pre-employment tests that were designed specifically for healthcare organizations to help them choose applicants that are most likely to be successful resulting in better patient outcomes and improved nurse retention. The purpose of this study was to compare the perceived job satisfaction and intent to stay of nurses that completed ...


Rekindling The Passion For Nursing, Susan M. Cannon 2016 Gardner-Webb University

Rekindling The Passion For Nursing, Susan M. Cannon

Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects

Nurses often experience compassion fatigue and burnout when working in stressful environments. Nurses tend to put the needs of their patients above their own needs. It is imperative for the work environment to promote relaxation and restoration, to avert compassion fatigue and nursing burnout. All employees of the project director’s organization were encouraged to attend Caring for the Caregiver Day, a hospital-sponsored event which provided education and promoted self-help interventions aimed to decrease compassion fatigue and burnout. The event included aromatherapy, music therapy, art therapy, pet therapy, massage therapy, and education on compassion fatigue for nurses. In addition, the ...


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

No abstract provided.


A Phenomenological Assessment Of Factors That Affect Medication Adherence Among Hypertensive Nigerian Immigrants, Beulah Iroegbu 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

A Phenomenological Assessment Of Factors That Affect Medication Adherence Among Hypertensive Nigerian Immigrants, Beulah Iroegbu

Doctoral Projects

This qualitative study explored the perceptions that affect medication adherence among hypertensive Nigerian immigrants in Sacramento, California. The research questions focused on factors that influenced the adherence to hypertension medication; specifically, how the sample population explained the cause of hypertension and whether culture and religion impacted the cause and management of hypertension. A phenomenological approach was used to understand perceptions about medication adherence. A predefined group of 9 acted as a purposive sample and was given semi-structured individual interviews. Qualitative data analysis of the interviews was performed using Colaizzi's 7-step method. Results from the study found the cause of ...


Relationship Among Motivation, Emotion Regulation, And Psychological Well-Being Of Sophomore And Senior Level Nursing Students, Aryene Delgado, Douglas Garner, Nicole Langhals 2016 The University Of Akron

Relationship Among Motivation, Emotion Regulation, And Psychological Well-Being Of Sophomore And Senior Level Nursing Students, Aryene Delgado, Douglas Garner, Nicole Langhals

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Nursing education and professional work involve stressful circumstances that may lead to attrition, which can further contribute to the projected nursing shortage. This study examines the relationships between motivation, emotional regulation, psychological well-being and academic performance in baccalaureate sophomore and senior level nursing students at a Midwest urban university in the United States. The non-experimental, correlational study is guided by Deci and Ryan’s self-determination theory and uses an online survey data collection and convenience sampling. Measures include: motivation, emotional regulation, psychological well-being (burnout; inauthenticity), and academic performance (GPA), and will be measured using Deci and Ryan’s scale, the ...


Truck Drivers: The Challenge With Healthy Living, Kim Bourne 2016 Western Kentucky University

Truck Drivers: The Challenge With Healthy Living, Kim Bourne

Nursing Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Evaluation Of Serum Vitamin D Levels In Older Adults Who Fall And Sustain A Fracture: A Retrospective Chart Review, Suzanne L. Pilon 2016 University of Kentucky

Evaluation Of Serum Vitamin D Levels In Older Adults Who Fall And Sustain A Fracture: A Retrospective Chart Review, Suzanne L. Pilon

DNP Projects

Purpose: This practice inquiry project was designed to (i) evaluate serum vitamin D levels in individuals aged 65 years and older who had fallen and sustained a fracture and (ii) identify if the serum vitamin D levels were within therapeutic range.

Background: Older adults are at increased risk of falling and sustaining a fracture as a result of falls. Vitamin D has been shown to be effective in fall prevention yet vitamin D is deficient in the older population worldwide. Evaluating current serum vitamin D levels in older adults who fall and sustain a fracture may provide additional insight in ...


Stress Of Conscience: Concept Clarification, Muder Alkrisat, Manal Alatrash 2016 Chamberlain College of Nursing

Stress Of Conscience: Concept Clarification, Muder Alkrisat, Manal Alatrash

Journal of Health Ethics

Workers in healthcare systems are predisposed to work-related stress based on moral factors. Stress results when nurses are exposed to ambiguous moral situations, or when they are prevented by hospitals or their employees from doing what they ought to do. Such experiences have been described as stress of conscience because they give rise to a troubled conscience. Empirical studies indicate that health care employees, including nurses, sometimes refer to stress of conscience when faced with ethically difficult situations related to patient care.


Retention Of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge And Psychomotor Skill Among Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Integrative Review Of Literature, Fernanda Tirado 2016 University of Central Florida

Retention Of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Knowledge And Psychomotor Skill Among Undergraduate Nursing Students: An Integrative Review Of Literature, Fernanda Tirado

Honors Undergraduate Theses

Purpose: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to explore the effectiveness of different training modalities on the acquisition and retention of CPR knowledge and psychomotor skill among undergraduate nursing students. Background: It is well known that standard CPR-training is ineffective at preparing nurses for the rigors of a cardiac arrest event. Survival rates for in-hospital cardiac arrests remain low and the proportion of neurobehavioral sequelae among survivors is very high. Methods: A review of relevant literature published between 2006 and 2016 was conducted using the CINAHL and MEDLINE databases. The following key terms were used in the search ...


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