International Archives of

Nursing and Health CareISSN: 2469-5823


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510065

Using Quality Improvement Methods to Implement Guidelines to Decrease the Proportion of Urinary Retention in Orthopaedic Care

Ann-Christine Andersson, Rose-Marie Johansson, Mattias Elg, Boel Andersson Gare and Lennart Christensson

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 09, 2017

In patients treated with indwelling urethral catheter (IUC), complications such as catheter associated urinary tract infections are common, while underuse of IUC may cause harmful urinary retention (UR)....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510064

Reliability and Validity of Drugs Use Health Belief Scale in Adult Women

Behice Erci and Zeynep Cicek

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 07, 2017

The research was methodological study design. A convenience sample of 210 women at a primary health care centre completed a structured questionnaire including the health beliefs related drug use scale for women in 2012. The researchers visited primary health care centre on 5 working days in every week and conducted interviews with the women....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510063

Improving Practitioners Knowledge and Confidence to Identify High Risk Medications with Older Adults: A Quality Improvement Intervention

Ellen O Beyer and Jeungok Choi

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 02, 2017

Adults 65 years and older are at increased risk for complications of drug therapy and are vulnerable to medication prescribing patterns of poor quality because of age-related changes, comorbidities, polypharmacy, and medication interactions. Potentially inappropriate medications contribute to adverse drug events, falls, delirium, and gastrointestinal bleeding and are deemed preventable....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510062

Self-Perceived Competency-Based Training Needs of Registered Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Exploratory Study

Lap Fung Tsang, So Yuen Alice Sham, Sheung Lan Winnie Law, Shuk Chun Irene Ho, Siu Keung Tang, Ching Yan Kong, Suk Ying Peggy Wong and A Marie Tarrant

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: February 25, 2017

The aim of this study is to explore a competency-based training need of registered nurses working in United Christian Hospital (UCH) in Hong Kong. This cross-sectional questionnaire study included 876 registered nurses from 3 to 23 August 2015....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510061

Brief Report: Von Willebrand Disease in Women: A Review and APN Survey Results

Jennifer P Kurkowski, Angelo P Giardino, Jennifer E Dietrich and Haleh H Sangi

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 20, 2017

Approximately 3 million women in the United States are estimated to have an inherited bleeding disorder, VWD being the most common and affecting 1% of the population. Pathophysiology, prevalence, relationship to heavy menstrual bleeding, screening and appropriate workup for VWD are discussed. Advanced practice nurses were surveyed about the amount of education on bleeding disorders and revealed 59% were taught about Type 1 Von Willebrand disease in school. Furthermore, 62.2% of participants felt...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5823/1510060

Healthcare Provider Guidance for Breast Cancer Screening

Ray Cody Mayo

Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: January 09, 2017

Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American women. Currently there are multiple differing recommendations regarding the appropriate approach to breast cancer screening. Unfortunately this lack of clarity causes confusion on the part of the healthcare provider and patient which may lead to suboptimal healthcare decisions. The current recommendations are reviewed and patient guidance is discussed below in a concise, organized format....

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