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Mini Review  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Osteopenia among Preterm Newborns and Nursing Care

Oznur Tosun, Yagmur Sezer Efe, Emine Erdem and Meral Bayat
Abstract

Incidence of preterm birth has been increasing since 1980s. Despite this increase in the incidence, survival rate of preterm newborns has been going up although it changes depending on gestational age. It is stated that such critical diseases that progress slowly as sensory losses, neurological disorders, developmental deficits, respiratory failures, bone mineral problems occur despite decreasing number of health problems that develop rapidly thanks to the increasing rate of preterm survival rate.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510039

Discursive Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Discussion of Challenges in Engaging Urdu/Punjabi Speak People with Type 2 Diabetes in Structured Group Patient Education Using Interpretation and Established Educational Tools in Two Health Boards in Scotland

Joan McDowell and Smita Grant
Abstract

Structured patient education is one aspect of supporting self-management for people with diabetes. People from the black and minority ethnic groups who live in upper-middle and high income countries are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus than white Caucasians and providing structured patient education in a multicultural society can be challenging for practitioners. To promote a sustainable model of care, with language support, this paper discusses the use of culturally appropriate structured patient education with established tools within routine care.

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Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Does the Presence of an Endoscopy Nurse Influence Adenoma Detection Rate during Colonoscopy?

Bradley Evans, David Pace, Mark Borgaonkar, June Peckham, Hickey N, O'Leary M, McGrath J, Fallows G and Rayleen Hogan RN
Abstract

An endoscopy nurse acting as a second observer during colonoscopy may result in an increased adenoma detection rate (ADR). The impact a nurse can have on ADR may be related to endoscopy nurse experience. Common practice is to have an endoscopy nurse present in the procedure room during colonoscopy but not specifically dedicated to observation of the procedure. The objective of this study was to identify factors associated with increased rates of adenoma detection during colonoscopy.

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Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

How Nurses Views Themselves in Turkey: A Qualitative SWOT Analysis

Halime Abay, Sena Kaplan, Sevil Sahin and Gul Pinar
Abstract

The study was carried out to analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that define the current situation of nursing in Turkey and to develop suggestions. This study is a qualitative research. SWOT analysis was performed among key informants in the study. A purposive sampling technique targeted key informants involved in 12 students attending Nursing Doctorate Program.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510036

Short Communication  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

The Impact of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Chapter <800> On Nursing Practices

James P. Amerine and Lindsey B. Amerine
Abstract

Guidelines of handling hazardous drugs (HD) have been in existence since the early 1980s. Subsequent guidelines and recommendations by nursing and pharmacy organizations have further enhanced HD safety in health care settings. In early 2016, the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Chapter <800> (USP <800>) will be published in its final format providing health care facilities recommendations and requirements for handling HD in an attempt to reduce exposure to health care workers.

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Short Commentary  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Engagement and Ethics Entwined

Kathleen Hudson
Abstract

Due to the intimate nature of nursing and caring, the ethical perspective of one's nursing is directly related to one's morals-along with one's inner sense of being a nurse. The nurse's ability to be engaged and connected within the work environment is reflected by a greater ethical dedication and reflection on her/his clinical practice. Notably, the current healthcare environment has a large impact on nurses' levels of work engagement. This is due to many factors within the environment: the personalities of supervisors and peers within the clinical settings, their respective support levels and values, the nature of the patients.

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Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Students' Perceptions of Psychomotor Skills Training: A Qualitative Study

Ayse Demiray, Ayla Kececi and Meral Yildirim Cetinkaya
Abstract

Psychomotor learning is defined as learning new actions or reapplying the existing ones by modifying them. Psychomotor learning involves consistent and integrated operation of processes related to affective and cognitive functions. Individuals learn manual skills with the support of visual perception as well as exploring objects by touching. The principal learning objective in nursing education, as is the case for other occupational groups in the healthcare field, is to develop psychomotor skills.

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Research Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Perspectives and Challenges in the Psychological Care of Cancer Patients and in Stress Management for Oncology Nurses: An Online Survey among Japanese Nurses

Mariko Kaneko, Ryu Shuhei, Miki koyama and Ryoko Kakehi
Abstract

An online questionnaire survey was conducted in Japan among 782 nurses enrolled for health professional surveys in November 2014. The questionnaire consisted of ten questions on the psychological care of cancer patients of all five categories (anxiety, anger, crisis state, how to tell children about cancer in a parent, and grief care) and two questions on nurses' own stress management, which were assessed on a Likert scale. In addition, space was given to free-text responses for difficulties in stress management at work.

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Review Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Dengue Infection Could Provoke Cardiac Arrest and Death

Cassia Regina Vancini-Campanharo, Rodrigo Luiz Vancini, Claudio Andre Barbosa de Lira, Marilia dos Santos Andrade, Alvaro Nagib Atallah and Aecio Flavio Teixeira de Gois
Abstract

Early diagnosis and prevention of dengue fever is essential for the appropriate supportive treatment and management and can improve the patient survival. If significant cardiac involvement and failure is present, preventive management strategies and advanced life support should be applied to prevent mortality and morbidity by dengue.

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Review Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Side Effects and Drug Interactions of Marijuana

Carol Motycka, Marissa Glinton and Courtney Brennan
Abstract

The use of marijuana as a medication continues to be debated around the United States with legalization being discussed in several states. Understanding the adverse effects and drug interactions of marijuana are important as more people look to using this substance as a form of treatment. Marijuana has been associated with several adverse effects when used both short term and long term. It is also a substance which may interact with commonly used medications. This article will discuss some of the commonly known adverse effects and interactions.

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Review Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Exploring the Contribution of Treatment Factors to Preferences for Smoking Cessation Interventions

Souraya Sidani, Joan Brewster, Joyal Miranda, Shelley Walkerly and Emily Belita
Abstract

Preferences for treatment affect the poor uptake, adherence, and outcomes of smoking cessation interventions. This study addressed the need to examine what smokers like and dislike about smoking cessation interventions. The study aimed to describe adult smokers' preferences for three interventions: nicotine replacement therapy, brief individual advice and group behavioral therapy, and to identify treatment-related factors underlying treatment preferences.

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Review Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Sally the Cat: A Resident of a Continuing Care Facility

Sandra P. Hirst
Abstract

During the past several decades, interest has grown in the contribution that animals make to the quality of life of older residents who live in continuing care facilities. These residents are typically over the age of 85 and have often co-existing acute and chronic health challenges. Explored through this paper are several salient issues specific to animal assisted interventions for older residents living in continuing care facilities. These include: the possible contribution of animals to residents' health and quality of life, the use of animal assisted interventions for older residents with dementia, problems associated with the use of live animals, the debate between the uses of live versus robotic animals, implications for clinical practice, and future directions.

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Review Article  |   Volume 2, Issue 1

Educating Nursing Students for Practice in the 21st Century

Jennifer Mannino and Elizabeth Cotter
Abstract

Nurses face a number of challenges in the 21st century. One major challenge pertains to nursing education, specifically to the entry into practice preparation of undergraduate nursing students. Not only do nurses need to be adequately prepared to care for an ever increasing complex patient population, but they are called upon to be leaders in healthcare. The ways in which nurses were educated during the 20th century are no longer adequate for dealing with the realities of health care today; and having a baccalaureate degree alone does not always prepare new graduate nurses for the complexities of today's health care environment and regulatory oversight.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2469-5823/1510026


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