Osteopenia among Preterm Newborns and Nursing Care
Oznur Tosun, Yagmur Sezer Efe, Emine Erdem and Meral Bayat
Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: February 29, 2016
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 rat...
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
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 21, 2016
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....
How Nurses Views Themselves in Turkey: A Qualitative SWOT Analysis
Halime Abay, Sena Kaplan, Sevil Sahin and Gul Pinar
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 21, 2016
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....
The Impact of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) Chapter <800> On Nursing Practices
James P. Amerine and Lindsey B. Amerine
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: February 21, 2016
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....
Engagement and Ethics Entwined
Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: February 07, 2016
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 per...
Students' Perceptions of Psychomotor Skills Training: A Qualitative Study
Ayse Demiray, Ayla Kececi and Meral Yildirim Cetinkaya
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 03, 2016
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 skill...
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
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 30, 2016
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....
Side Effects and Drug Interactions of Marijuana
Carol Motycka, Marissa Glinton and Courtney Brennan
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 29, 2016
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 th...
Exploring the Contribution of Treatment Factors to Preferences for Smoking Cessation Interventions
Souraya Sidani, Joan Brewster, Joyal Miranda, Shelley Walkerly and Emily Belita
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 23, 2016
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....
Sally the Cat: A Resident of a Continuing Care Facility
Sandra P. Hirst
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 11, 2016
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 resid...
Educating Nursing Students for Practice in the 21st Century
Jennifer Mannino and Elizabeth Cotter
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 09, 2016
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 ...