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Nurs Manage ; 53(4): 38-40, 2022 Apr 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1788534


The following manuscript is one of the runner-up entries submitted to Nursing Management for the Visionary Leader Award in recognition of Carol Grove, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, the associate CNO at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.

Awards and Prizes , Nurse Administrators , Nursing Care , Humans , Leadership , Research Personnel
Prof Inferm ; 74(4): 257-259, 2021.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1776578


The aim of this presentation is to provide a brief overview of general patterns and trends in publications in the Journal of Nursing Management with a focus on nurses' well-being and patient outcomes in the Journal of Nursing Management and to suggest ways in which this information could be utilised to inform the future strategic direction of and future research and publications within this topic. A search within the Scopus database (August 2021) revealed that there have been 2,911 publications in Journal of Nursing Management since it's foundation in 1993. Most of these papers are research articles (80%% n=2,343), predominantly from countries with English fluency. A search within Journal the using the CINAHL database (August 2021) using key search terms related to nurses, wellbeing, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction revealed 57 papers concerned, broadly speaking, with nurses' well-being. Two further papers were identified that related to nurses' well-being and patient satisfaction and one that explored well-being and patient outcomes. However, none of these three later papers explored the relationship between nurses' well-being and patient outcomes or satisfaction in any meaningful way, rather the discussion related to both concepts (outcomes and satisfaction) was broadly discussed, alluding to a relationship but not providing any concrete evidence of this. Emerging themes within the 57 papers were as follows: sources and effects of dissatisfaction and stress among nurses; effects of COVID; influencing factors; supportive factors and values-based leadership. Two approaches to measurement of nurse well-being were noted, a demand-support-control model (Alfaro-Díaz et al 2020) and the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (Cilar et al 2020). The findings also revealed that discussions on this topic within the Journal took place in the last two decades, with the first paper emerging in 2001. The majority of papers were published in the last 5 years. Nurses' well-being was generally not referred to specifically, but rather explored and/or discussed within the context of satisfaction/dissatisfaction and/or stress.

COVID-19 , Nurses , Nursing Care , Humans , Leadership
AORN J ; 115(4): 361-363, 2022 04.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1772648
Epidemiol Prev ; 46(1-2): 92-99, 2022.
Article in Italian | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1771984


BACKGROUND: Health Information Systems (HIS) play a strategic role in the development of community healthcare services, a field still underdeveloped in Italy as shown by the COVID-19 pandemic, and their use for epidemiological purposes is increasing over the years. However, some general critical issues have been reported concerning national community health information systems, but no detailed study was found after a non-systematic review in Medline database and institutional websites. OBJECTIVES: to assess uniformity and comparability of health information collected by the national health information Systems for Home Care (SIAD), Nursing Homes (FAR), and Hospices (HOS) in Italy, three healthcare settings sharing patients with common conditions and healthcare needs. METHODS: information was gathered from current Technical Regulations Papers of the Italian Health Ministry. All variables of the three Information Systems were ordered on the basis of the characteristics provided by the ministerial documents into a single grouping model created for the purpose and their distribution compared among and between the Systems. According to the grouping model, the variables were divided in two main groups: System Variables for administrative, bill, and identification-personal data and the Pathway Variables for patient's conditions and provided healthcare data. Common information content variables among all systems and between two of them were then identified, highlighting those with also identical terminology and allowed values. On the basis of the percentages of common and identical variables, uniformity in content and terminology was then calculated among all systems and between two of them. Besides, levels of content and terminology agreement have been calculated with Cohen's K matching the three Systems in all possible combinations of pairs. RESULTS: there are 70 variables in SIAD, 45 variables in FAR, and 34 in HOS. System variables are nearly the half in FAR and HOS, 22 (48.9%) and 17 (50.0%) variables, respectively. Pathway variables are prevalent only in SIAD, with 55 variables (78.6%). Only SIAD and HOS use ICD-9-CM, with 2 (2.8%) and 9 (26.5%) variables, respectively. The three Systems share 18 common variables, with other 16 common between just two of them. Considering the common variables, the total number of variables used by all the Systems is 97, with 23 System variables (23.7%) and 74 Pathway variables (76.3%). Overall, content uniformity among the three Systems is 18.5%, but becomes 60.9% considering only the System variables and 5.4% for the Pathway variables, with respectively 14 and 4 common variables. Among the common variables, 11 have the same denomination and allowed values, with an overall terminological uniformity of 11.3%. Being all of them System variables, no terminological uniformity has been found among the three Systems.The level of content agreement was fair for the couple FAR-HOS (K Cohen 0.26), but null for HOS-SIAD and SIAD-FAR (K Cohen -0.20 and <0.01). Null was also the level of terminological agreement in all the possible pairs of matched systems (K Cohen all negative). CONCLUSIONS: content and terminology uniformity of National Health Information Systems in Italy for Home Care, Nursing Homes, and Hospices has been found to be poor, with little reference to standardised classification systems and a scarce level of comparability of the information gathered in the three healthcare settings, although similarity in patients' characteristics and provided health services. Data comparability among them is mainly limited to administrative and identification-personal information, with little possibility of comparing information on patients' conditions and provided healthcare in the three settings. This scarce uniformity might undermine the contribution of national Health Information Systems in the development of community healthcare services in Italy and limit the potential of epidemiological research in this area. Also in the light of the establishment of new national Health Information Systems for Primary Care and Community Hospitals, a methodological reassessment of languages, codes, and evaluation tools used by community health services and information systems is needed.

COVID-19 , Health Information Systems , Home Care Services , Hospices , Nursing Care , COVID-19/epidemiology , Humans , Italy , Nursing Homes , Pandemics
Aquichan ; 22(1): e2211, ene. 26, 2022.
Article in English, Spanish | WHO COVID, LILACS (Americas) | ID: covidwho-1706483


The transformation of health systems to meet the needs of chronic and multi-pathological patients has turned continuity of care into one of the mainstays of care programs and the design of new resources to care for these patients and their families. In this context, nurses' professional practice poses challenges for the three dimensions of continuity of care: relational, informational, and managerial. Faced with these challenges, nursing research is essential for the profession and necessary to promote innovative quality care.

La transformación de los sistemas sanitarios para dar respuesta a las necesidades del paciente crónico y pluripatológico ha situado la continuidad de cuidados como uno de los pilares en los que se basan los programas de atención y el diseño de nuevos recursos para atender a estos pacientes y a sus familias. En este contexto, la práctica profesional de las enfermeras presenta retos y desafíos en las tres dimensiones de la continuidad de cuidados: relacional, informativa y de gestión. Ante estos desafíos, la investigación en enfermería es fundamental para la profesión y necesaria para promover unos cuidados innovadores y de calidad.

A transformação dos sistemas sanitários para atender às necessidades do paciente crônico e pluripatológico situa a continuidade de cuidados como um dos pilares nos quais os programas de atenção e a criação de recursos para assistir esses pacientes e suas famílias estão baseados. Nesse contexto, a prática profissional dos enfermeiros apresenta desafios e obstáculos nas três dimensões da continuidade de cuidados: relacional, informativa e de gestão. Diante desses desafios, a pesquisa em enfermagem é fundamental para a profissão e necessária para promover cuidados inovadores e de qualidade.

Creativity , Nurse's Role , Shared Governance, Nursing , Leadership , Nursing Care
PLoS One ; 17(2): e0263267, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1666770


BACKGROUND: The hospitalization of children during the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their physical and mental health. Pediatric nurses have faced challenges in providing high-quality nursing care for children and their families. However, the pediatric nursing care recommendations for COVID-19 patients in the hospital setting remain unclear. The current scoping review provides recommendations for nursing interventions for pediatric COVID-19 patients in the hospital setting. METHODS AND FINDINGS: The selected articles containing management and nursing recommendations for COVID-19 that have occurred in pediatric patients ages 0-19 years old. A search strategy was developed and implemented in seven databases. We included peer-reviewed articles that reported observational or interventional studies, as well as policy papers, guides or guidelines, letters and editorials, and web articles. A total of 134 articles and other documents relevant to this review were included. We categorized the results based on The Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC) taxonomy which consists of six domains (e.g., Physiological: Basic); eleven classes (e.g., Nutrition Support); and eighteen intervention themes (e.g., Positioning, Family Presence Facilitation, Family Support, and Discharge Planning). CONCLUSION: Apart from the intervention of physical problems, there is a need to promote patient- and family-centered care, play therapy, and discharge planning to help children and families cope with their new situation.

COVID-19/nursing , Hospitalization , Nursing Care/methods , Pandemics , Practice Guidelines as Topic , SARS-CoV-2 , Adaptation, Psychological , Adolescent , COVID-19/virology , Child , Child, Preschool , Female , Hospitals , Humans , Infant , Infant, Newborn , Male , Mental Health , Young Adult
J Nurses Prof Dev ; 38(1): 49-61, 2022.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1608057


The COVID-19 pandemic has produced an abundance of new and evolving evidence related to providing care for this complex patient population. Keeping up with the rapid flow of published information can be challenging and time-consuming, even for those skilled at interpreting the literature. To help clinical nurses readily apply standardized, evidence-based recommendations in a rapidly changing healthcare environment, the Good Samaritan Medical Center Education Team created a nursing-specific guideline for care of patients with COVID-19.

COVID-19 , Nursing Care , Delivery of Health Care , Humans , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2
Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 18(23)2021 12 05.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1554999


Contemporary health determinants require nurses to develop new competencies and skills while performing complex tasks in all forms of health care. The problem of rationing of care is present all over the world and usually occurs when available resources are too low to provide adequate care to all patients. The most common reasons for loss of care are shortages of nurses, use of modern treatment methods, increased demand for care by a large number of patients, and greater knowledge of patients about their rights. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 295 nurses employed in hospital wards. The survey was conducted from September to December 2020 using the standardized BERNCA (The Basel Extent of Rationing of Nursing Care) questionnaire to measure the level of rationing of nursing care. The research was hampered by the sanitation regime associated with the SARS CoV-2 pandemic. Nursing care rationing is dependent on seniority and place of work. The mean total BERNCA score of the degree of rationing of nursing care was 2.58 ± 0.96 on a scale of 0 to 4 (where 0 means "no need for it" and 4 means "often". The median score was 2.69. The higher frequency of rationing nursing care was characteristic of those working on surgical wards. The mean score obtained by them was 2.72 ± 0.86, with the median equal to 2.88. In the case of nurses employed in non-surgical wards, the scores were 2.08 ± 1.07 and 2.28, respectively. Rationing of nursing care is dependent on seniority and work location, with a higher degree of rationing of care occurring in surgical units.

COVID-19 , Nursing Care , Nursing Staff, Hospital , Cross-Sectional Studies , Delivery of Health Care , Health Care Rationing , Humans , SARS-CoV-2
J Nurs Adm ; 51(12): 595-596, 2021 Dec 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1553748


Mary Beth Kingston, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, chief nurse executive of Advocate Aurora Health and past president of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL), interviews her mentor, Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, who serves on the Advocate Aurora Health Board of Directors and was the inaugural chair. Dr Disch also serves as chair of the Chamberlain University Board of Trustees and is professor ad honorem at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. This is an abridged version of the interview, which took place at the AONL Virtual Conference in 2020.

Attitude of Health Personnel , Leadership , Nurse Administrators/psychology , Nursing Care/psychology , Resilience, Psychological , Risk , Adult , Female , History, 21st Century , Humans , United States
Rev. Esc. Enferm. USP ; 55: e20200499, 2021. graf
Article in English | WHO COVID, LILACS (Americas) | ID: covidwho-1538262


ABSTRACT Objective: To develop and validate a terminological subset of the International Classification for Nursing Practice for COVID-19 patients in critical care. Method: This is a methodological study, which followed the guidelines of the Brazilian method, using the Basic Human Needs as a theoretical model. Content validation was performed by 25 specialist nurses using the Delphi technique. Results: A total of 73 diagnoses and their respective nursing results were prepared. Of these, 62 statements had a Content Validity Index ≥ 0.80, with the need for oxygenation having the highest number of statements. Of the 210 nursing interventions developed, and after suggestions from experts, 150 interventions reached an index ≥ 0.80 and comprised the terminological subset. Conclusion: The terminological subset developed showed statements that were validated by specialist nurses and, therefore, are relevant to the nurse's clinic in the critical care scenario associated with Covid-19.

RESUMEN Objetivo: Elaborary validar un subconjunto terminológico de la Clasificación Internacional para Práctica de enfermería (CIPE®) a personas con COVID-19 en cuidados críticos. Método: Estudio metodológico, que siguió las orientaciones del método brasileño, y tuvo como modelo teórico las Necesidades Humanas Básicas. La validez de contenido fue realizada por 25 enfermeros expertos por medio de la técnica Delphi. Resultados: Fueron elaborados 73 diagnósticos y sus respectivos resultados de enfermería. De esos, 62 enunciados presentaron Índice de Validez de Contenido ≥ 0,80, siendo la necesidad de oxigenación con mayor número de enunciados. De las 210 intervenciones de enfermería elaboradas, y, tras sugerencias de los expertos, 150 intervenciones alcanzaron índice ≥ 0,80 y compusieron el subconjunto terminológico. Conclusión: El subconjunto terminológico desarrollado mostró enunciados que fueron validados por los enfermeros expertos, y que, de esa manera, demuestran ser relevantes para la clínica del enfermero en el escenario de cuidados críticos asociados a la COVID-19.

RESUMO Objetivo: Elaborar e validar um subconjunto terminológico da Classificação Internacional para a Prática de Enfermagem a pessoas com COVID-19 em cuidados críticos. Método: Estudo metodológico, que seguiu as orientações do método brasileiro, tendo como modelo teórico as Necessidades Humanas Básicas. A validação de conteúdo foi realizada por 25 enfermeiros especialistas por meio da técnica Delphi. Resultados: Foram elaborados 73 diagnósticos e seus respectivos resultados de enfermagem. Destes, 62 enunciados apresentaram Índice de Validade de Conteúdo = 0,80, sendo a necessidade de oxigenação a com maior número de enunciados. Das 210 intervenções de enfermagem elaboradas, e após sugestões dos especialistas, 150 intervenções alcançaram índice = 0,80 e compuseram o subconjunto terminológico. Conclusão: O subconjunto terminológico desenvolvido evidenciou enunciados que foram validados pelos enfermeiros especialistas e que, dessa forma, configuram-se relevantes para a clínica do enfermeiro no cenário de cuidados críticos associados à Covid-19.

Coronavirus Infections , Nursing Care , Nursing Process , Classification , Standardized Nursing Terminology
Rev Gaucha Enferm ; 42(spe): e20200404, 2021.
Article in English, Portuguese | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1523507


OBJECTIVE: To reflect on the exercise of Nursing's professional autonomy in times of pandemic. METHOD: Theoretical reflection in the light of the Sociology of Professions proposed by Eliot Freidson. Using the author's main concepts, it was sought to understand the professional practice of Nursing in times when its protagonism in the care process becomes even more challenging. RESULTS: Although there are obstacles in the daily work, it is believed that an autonomous practice contributes satisfactorily to the performance of nurses, since by revealing all the potential and leadership they have, they allow their professional autonomy to be legitimized. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: The reflection clarified the importance of nurses to put their professional autonomy into practice, in order to achieve greater recognition and social appreciation of their work in times of pandemic.

Leadership , Nurses/psychology , Nursing Care , Professional Autonomy , COVID-19/epidemiology , Humans , Pandemics , Professional Practice
Adv Skin Wound Care ; 34(7): 344, 2021 07 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1522332
J Korean Acad Nurs ; 51(5): 561-572, 2021 Oct.
Article in Korean | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1504493


PURPOSE: This study aimed to understand nurses' lived experiences of caring for patients with COVID-19. METHODS: The phenomenological research method was used. The study participants were 16 Korean nurses who had experiences in caring for patients with COVID-19 in clinical settings. Data was collected using one-on-one in-depth interviews, from June 30 to September 30, 2020. During the interview, the quarantine rules were observed. RESULTS: The study derived four themes clusters and thirty-eight sub themes. Four theme clusters were identified, i.e., 'a repetitive sense of crisis', 'enduring a drastic change,' 'sacrifice of personal life,' and 'pride in nursing'. The nurses' experiences of caring for patients with COVID-19 were an uneasy, unfamiliar, and threatening experiences for an individual, but it is an opportunity for a nursing organization to renew. Accordingly, it was found that nurses faithfully fulfill their individual roles with a vocation and responsibility. CONCLUSION: The study provides an in-depth understanding of the situational, psychological, and environmental aspects of challenges facing nurses in the pandemic situation. Based on the findings, institutional follow-up measures should be provided to establish support systems for better nursing care. In addition, studies are needed to track nurses' experiences in the prolonged COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19 , Nurses , Nursing Care , Nursing Staff, Hospital , Humans , Republic of Korea , SARS-CoV-2
Rev. Esc. Enferm. USP ; 55: e20210118, 2021.
Article in English, Portuguese | WHO COVID, LILACS (Americas) | ID: covidwho-1484910


ABSTRACT Objective: To describe the experience report of a nurse providing care to COVID-19 patients on hemodialysis and in prone position. Method: Experience report. This study was conducted in a philanthropic hospital in a Brazilian capital from May to August 2020 during the Coronavirus pandemic. Results: The nurse has faced several challenges concerning structure, material, human resources, and care when treating COVID-19 patients on hemodialysis and in prone position. Management based on dialogue and shared evidence-based information and implementation of a new care protocol were a foundation for care reorganization of the Nursing team for providing care to COVID-19 patients. Conclusion: This experience emphasizes the importance of nursing care to patients' responses, with actions based on care protocols, strengthening human relations. The conduction of different study designs is necessary to contribute to an improved nursing care and survival of patients experiencing COVID-19 complications.

RESUMEN Objetivo: Describir el informe de experiencia de un enfermero en el cuidado al paciente con COVID-19 en hemodiálisis y posición prona. Método: Informe de experiencia. El estudio fue realizado en un hospital filantrópico de una capital brasileña de mayo a agosto de 2020, durante la pandemia de Coronavirus. Resultados: El enfermero enfrentó varios retos estructurales, materiales, de recursos humanos y de asistencia para el cuidado del paciente con COVID-19 en hemodiálisis y posición prona. La gestión basada en el diálogo y en el intercambio de información basada en evidencias y la implementación de un nuevo protocolo asistencial fueron el fundamento para la reorganización asistencial del equipo de Enfermería para el cuidado del paciente con COVID-19. Conclusión: A partir de esta experiencia, se destaca la importancia de la atención de enfermería a las respuestas de los pacientes, respaldando sus acciones en los protocolos de asistencia y fortaleciendo las relaciones humanas. Es necesaria la realización de otros diseños de estudio para contribuir a la mejora de la asistencia de enfermería y la supervivencia de los pacientes con complicaciones de la COVID-19.

RESUMO Objetivo: Descrever o relato de experiência de um enfermeiro no cuidado ao paciente com a COVID-19 em hemodiálise e posição prona. Método: Relato de experiência. O estudo foi realizado em um hospital filantrópico de uma capital brasileira, no período de maio a agosto de 2020, durante a pandemia do Coronavírus. Resultados: O enfermeiro enfrentou diversos desafios estruturais, materiais, de recursos humanos e assistenciais para o cuidado ao paciente com a COVID-19 em hemodiálise e posição prona. A gestão fundamentada no diálogo e no compartilhamento de informações baseadas em evidências e a implementação de um novo protocolo assistencial foram o alicerce para a reorganização assistencial da equipe de Enfermagem para o cuidado ao paciente com a COVID-19. Conclusão: Diante dessa experiência, destaca-se a importância da atenção de enfermagem às respostas dos pacientes, respaldando suas ações em protocolos assistenciais e fortalecendo as relações humanas. Faz-se necessária a condução de outros delineamentos de estudos de modo a contribuir para a melhoria da assistência de enfermagem e a sobrevida de pacientes com complicações da COVID-19.

Prone Position , Coronavirus Infections , Nursing Care , Patient Care Planning , Renal Dialysis , Nursing