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Enhancing Nursing Service and Nursing Education in ASEAN
(Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, 2016)
This is book is the first edition of nursing service and nursing education in ASEAN. This is the result of international nursing symposium involving many nursing leaders from ten ASEAN countries, conducted by the Faculty ...
Nurse Educator Retention: A Progressive Toolkit to Promote Career Empowerment
Nurse faculty within the US and globally suffer a shortage of numbers. Nurse faculty employment is projected a need of over 90,000 positions by 2022 to meet the demands of educating licensed registered nurses. The recruitment ...
Assessment of Level 3 and Level 4 NI Competencies Tool Development
Aim: To develop a reliable and valid instrument for self-assessment of perceived level 3 informatics specialist and level 4 informatics innovator competencies in selected informatics activities.
PREDICTORS OF SUCCESS IN AN ASSOCIATE NURSING PROGRAM UTILIZING COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION SCORES
The purpose of this research study was to examine the relationship between the scores obtained on the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) tests and the results of the first attempt on the National Council Licensure ...
Partnering with Families to Validate Questionnaires Assessing Unmet Needs of Children, Adolescents, and Parents/Caregivers at the End of Cancer Treatment
Transitioning off cancer treatment is a momentous occasion for pediatric patients and their families, but also brings anxiety and fear, suggesting that there are unmet needs/gaps in services provided at the end of treament. ...
The Use of Chocolate Chip Cookies to Introduce Nursing Research Concepts
Nursing faculty are challenged to provide baccalaureate nursing students with a basic understanding of the important concepts, as well as fostering an appreciation for nursing research that will ultimately be integrated into their future practice. An experiential learning activity similar to Thiel’s Great American Cookie Experiment was implemented on the first day of a nursing research course. This experiential activity introduced accelerated baccalaureate nursing students to key concepts and the process of nursing research. The concepts incorporated into this activity were qualitative and quantitative research methods, sampling techniques, data collection and measurement, legal and ethical considerations of engaging in nursing research, as well as other concepts related to the research process. Students readily engaged in the activity. Surveys were administered at the start and the completion of the semester to obtain student feedback regarding their perceptions and understanding of nursing research. A positive change in student responses was noted....
Improving Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Critical Thinking Ability through the Initiation of Patient Safety Simulations
Patient safety is the priority objective within the healthcare system (Harjai & Tiwari, 2009; Robert & Petersen, 2013; Robson, Clark, Pinnock, White, & Baxendale, 2013; Vaismoradi, Salsali, & Marck, 2011). The Institute ...
Efficacy of Aloe Vera Gel Topical Application on Radiation Induced Mucositis in Head and Neck Malignancy
INTRODUCTION: One word that is even more daunting than the death itself and eats up a person from the inside is cancer. Head and neck malignancy (HNM) is a heterogeneous disease characterized by complex clinical and pathologic presentations. The treatment of HNM has undergone a gradual evolution over the past 3 decades, with an increased emphasis placed on organ preservation and multimodality management, including the use of radiotherapy (RT) and chemotherapy. RT approach, however, is associated with increasing rates of muco-toxicity that have been well documented in the context of numerous clinical trials in light of the radiation oncology literature and Cochrane reviews containing no consensus or universal standard of care for the prevention or treatment of radiation-induced-mucositis (RIM) that occurs inevitably in all patients undergoing RT. The current management focuses more on palliative measures, such as pain management, nutritional support, and maintenance of good oral hygiene. NEED AND SIGNIFICANCE: Studies have suggested that Aloe-vera can enhance wound healing by reducing vasoconstriction and platelet aggregation at the wound site, improving wound oxygenation, scavenging free radicals, increasing collagen formation, inhibiting collagenase and metalloproteinase, and activating macrophages. (1-4) Furthermore, it has antioxidant properties and eliminates production of free radicals. Studies to-date has had different dimensions and only two clinical-studies have been undertaken so far as specified in review of literature. In one study, the researcher used aloe-vera as a mouth wash where its effect got limited over a few minutes and in the other research, the researcher used it in oral form where it acted as a systemic agent than a local agent. Considering these factors and the uncertainties about the use of aloe-vera for the prevention of RIM, the researcher decided to examine the issue in a self-controlled clinical trial using local application gel of aloe-vera versus its base gel. PROBLEM STATEMENT: “A randomized double blind clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of topical application of Aloe-Vera gel versus base-gel on radiation-induced mucositis in patients receiving radiation therapy for Head and Neck Malignancy in a selected hospital in Mumbai, India” ...
Improved HCAHP Scores and a DEU Culture of Excellence
Two city hospitals launched Dedicated Education Units (DEUs) in collaboration with a Midwest state university. The culture of excellence created by the academic practice partnership produced an improvement in patient ...
Caregiver Burden and Quality of Life Factors Affecting Caregivers Caring for Patients with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Background/Hypothesis: A unique caregiver burden and quality of life for the caregivers of CTCL patients exists, and as such, there may be unidentified, and thus unmet, caregiver needs. Objectives: The purpose of this ...