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Town & Gown Innovative approaches for building "town and gown" relationships between practicing school nurses, community partners, and universities/colleges are presented through exemplars relating to research, education, policy, and practice. The exemplars demonstrate the critical factors of successful partnerships as validated by their outcomes.

NASN school nurse (Print)

2017 Foley, Marie
Self-reported frequency of nurse-provided spiritual care AIM: To describe how frequently RNs provide 17 spiritual care therapeutics (or interventions) during a 72-80h timeframe. BACKGROUND: Plagued by conceptual muddiness as well as weak methods, research quantifying the frequency of spiritual care is not only methodologically limited, but also sparse. METHODS: Secondary analysis of data from four studies that used the Nurse Spiritual Care Therapeutics Scale (NSCTS).

Applied nursing research: ANR

2017 Ricci-Allegra, Patricia
Professor in Residence: An Innovative Academic-Practice Partnership This article describes an academic-practice partnership between an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet®-designated hospital and an academic nurse educator that has increased the hospital's capacity for research, evidence-based practice, and support for nurses continuing their education. Through close collaboration with the full-time nurse researcher and members of the nursing education department, the professor in residence consults with clinical staff to support completion of research and evidence-based practice projects. The collaboration also has resulted in the development of a formal year-long mentoring program for clinical nurses in the area of evidence-based practice.

Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

2017 Hinic, Katherine
Precepting nurse practitioner students: A new view-Results of two national surveys of nurse practitioner preceptors PURPOSE: The aim of two national studies was to identify characteristics of nurse practitioners (NPs) who precept and the benefits, incentives, and barriers associated with the NP preceptor role. METHODS: Stratified randomized sampling was used to invite a representative number of NPs from each state to participate in a 2015 survey and a follow-up survey in 2016. These descriptive, exploratory studies distributed electronic questionnaires to 5000 randomly selected NPs in the 2015 survey and 40,000 NPs in the 2016 survey. Responses from 10.9% (n = 548) and 9.9% (n = 3970), respectively, were analyzed. CONCLUSIONS: The findings show strong support among our NP colleagues to assist with educating future NPs.

Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

2017 Roberts, Mary Ellen
Fall and Fracture Risk in Nursing Home Residents With Moderate-to-Severe Behavioral Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Initiating Antidepressants or Antipsychotics Background: Both antidepressants and antipsychotics are used in older adults with behavioral symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Despite the prevalent use of these agents, little is known about their comparative risks for falls and fractures. Methods: Using 2007-2009 Medicare claims data linked to Minimum Data Set 2.0, we identified new users of antidepressants and antipsychotics among nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who had moderate-to-severe behavioral symptoms.

The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences

2017 Lucas, Judith A.
Benner's Framework and Clinical Decision-Making in the Critical Care Environment Completed as part of a larger dissertational study, the purpose of this portion of this descriptive correlational study was to examine the relationships among registered nurses' clinical experiences and clinical decision-making processes in the critical care environment. The results indicated that there is no strong correlation between clinical experience in general and clinical experience in critical care and clinical decision-making. There were no differences found in any of the Benner stages of clinical experience in relation to the overall clinical decision-making process.

Nursing Science Quarterly

2017 Stinson, Kristi J.
In This Issue—The Winds of Change: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Recommends Limiting Interventions in Labor and Birth The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recent committee opinion, "Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth," reflects a shift in thinking that holds promise for sweeping changes in maternity care. This editorial puts the document in the context of the history of evidence-based maternity care and highlights the approaches suggested by ACOG including the use of intermittent auscultation, no routine amniotomy, or intravenous, delayed hospital admission, and freedom of movement throughout labor and birth. "Approaches to Limit Intervention During Labor and Birth" signals winds of change in maternity care.

The Journal of Perinatal Education

2017 Lothian, Judith
Understanding and Promoting Birth Satisfaction in New Mothers Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of select maternal psychosocial and experiential factors on birth satisfaction of new mothers during early postpartum., Study Design and Methods: This is a descriptive correlational study exploring the relationships among birth satisfaction, breastfeeding self-efficacy, and perceived stress in 107 new mothers in the first 4 days postpartum. Instruments used included the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised, the Perceived Stress Scale, the Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy Scale-Short Form, and a researcher-generated demographic form. Quantitative analysis included descriptive statistics, correlation, one-way Analysis of Variance, and multiple linear regression.

Journal of Maternal Child Nursing

2017 Hinic, Katherine
A Pilot Study to Examine the Relationship Between Napping and Fatigue in Nurses Practicing on the Night Shift OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to explore the relationship of night-shift napping on fatigue., BACKGROUND: Nurses' fatigue, especially at night, interferes with quality of life and job performance and impacts safety and health., METHODS: Night-shift nurses completed the Brief Fatigue Inventory and a demographic information sheet to determine differences in fatigue between nurses who napped during their night shift as compared with nurses who did not nap., RESULTS: No statistically significant differences in global fatigue were found; differences in rotating shift, age, and, gender were identified. Rotating shifts, a 2nd job, and caring for family predicted fatigue.

Journal of Nursing Administration

2017 Neville, Kathleen
CMS Strategies To Reduce Antipsychotic Drug Use In Nursing Home Patients With Dementia Show Some Progress The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiated three strategies (in March and July 2012 and in May 2013) to reduce the use of unnecessary antipsychotic medications in nursing homes, especially their widespread use to control behavioral symptoms of dementia. We examined 86,163 state recertification surveys conducted at 15,055 facilities in the period January 1, 2009-March 31, 2015. We found that these strategies were associated with increases in citations for only one of two targeted deficiencies (unnecessary drug use) and only after the third strategy (revisions to the federal guidelines for the citations) was implemented.

Health Affairs; Chevy Chase

2017 Lucas, Judith A.
In This Issue—Making Home Birth Even Safer for Mothers and Babies There is research that supports the safety of planned home birth for healthy women, and more women in the United States are choosing to give birth at home. Strategic initiatives developed at the Home Birth Summit in 2011 address issues related to planned home birth including integration into the health system. This editorial discusses the ongoing work on these initiatives including the development and endorsement of best practice guidelines for safe transfer from home to hospital. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists revised policy statement on home birth calls for the integration of home birth into the health system. This is an important step in making home birth even safer for mothers and babies.

The Journal of Perinatal Education

2017 Lothian, Judith A.