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  1. Research article

    Lifespan and associated factors of peripheral intravenous Cannula among infants admitted in public hospitals of Mekelle City, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2016

    Peripheral Intravenous cannula (IV) is the most common vascular access device used to administer medications with the exception of medication or fluid with high or low PH or hyperosmolarity which may cause sev...

    Eskedar Birhane, Kalayou Kidanu, Mekuria Kassa, Dawit Gerezgiher, Lidia Tsegay, Brhanu Weldu, Genet Kidane and Hadgu Gerensea

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:33

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  2. Research article

    The challenges and opportunities of translating best practice immunisation strategies among low performing general practices to reduce equity gaps in childhood immunisation coverage in New Zealand

    Immunisation coverage rates vary considerably at the local level across New Zealand and challenges remain with effectively translating best available research evidence into public health practice. This study a...

    Nikki M. Turner, Nadia A. Charania, Angela Chong, Joanna Stewart and Lynn Taylor

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:31

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  3. Research article

    Development and evaluation of a modified brief assertiveness training for nurses in the workplace: a single-group feasibility study

    Effective communication has a great impact on nurses’ job satisfaction, team relationships, as well as patient care/safety. Previous studies have highlighted the various beneficial effects of enhancing communi...

    Yohei Nakamura, Naoki Yoshinaga, Hiroki Tanoue, Sayaka Kato, Sayoko Nakamura, Keiko Aoishi and Yuko Shiraishi

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:29

    Published on: 6 June 2017

  4. Research article

    The use of life stories and its influence on persons with dementia, their relatives and staff – a systematic mixed studies review

    Dementia is an important predictor of nursing home admissions. Due to progressive dementia symptoms, over time it becomes difficult for persons with dementia to communicate their wishes and participate in deci...

    Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Mona Persenius, Carina Bååth and Ann Karin Helgesen

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:28

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  5. Research article

    Cross-sectional examination of the association between shift length and hospital nurses job satisfaction and nurse reported quality measures

    Twenty-four hour nursing care involves shift work including 12-h shifts. England is unusual in deploying a mix of shift patterns. International evidence on the effects of such shifts is growing. A secondary an...

    Jane Ball, Tina Day, Trevor Murrells, Chiara Dall’Ora, Anne Marie Rafferty, Peter Griffiths and Jill Maben

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:26

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  6. Research article

    The association between higher nurse staffing standards in the fee schedules and the geographic distribution of hospital nurses: A cross-sectional study using nationwide administrative data

    In Japan, the revision of the fee schedules in 2006 introduced a new category of general care ward for more advanced care, with a higher staffing standard, a patient-to-nurse ratio of 7:1. Previous studies hav...

    Noriko Morioka, Jun Tomio, Toshikazu Seto and Yasuki Kobayashi

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:25

    Published on: 23 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Describing the implementation of an innovative intervention and evaluating its effectiveness in increasing research capacity of advanced clinical nurses: using the consolidated framework for implementation research

    Despite advanced nursing roles having a research competency, participation in research is low. There are many barriers to participation in research and few interventions have been developed to address these. T...

    Gabrielle McKee, Margaret Codd, Orla Dempsey, Paul Gallagher and Catherine Comiskey

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:21

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Reasons why nurses decline influenza vaccination: a qualitative study

    To explore reasons of non-vaccinated nursing staff for declining seasonal influenza vaccination. The annual influenza vaccination of healthcare workers reduces morbidity and mortality among vulnerable patients...

    Anina Pless, Stuart R. McLennan, Dunja Nicca, David M. Shaw and Bernice S. Elger

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:20

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Incidence and perception of nursing students’ academic incivility in Oman

    The incidence of incivility in nursing education is increasing in most countries and it is affecting the culture of safety and the teaching-learning processes. Despite reports of increasing trends, little is k...

    Jansi Natarajan, Joshua Kanaabi Muliira and Jacoba van der Colff

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:19

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Burnout among nurses working in social welfare centers for the disabled

    In the healthcare sector, we often come across the burnout syndrome. It is an occupational syndrome which causes, physical and emotional exhaustion. More information is needed on the dangers of burnout and how...

    Eleni Lahana, Konstantina Papadopoulou, Olga Roumeliotou, Andreas Tsounis, Pavlos Sarafis and Dimitris Niakas

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:15

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  11. Research article

    Australia’s first transition to professional practice in primary care program for graduate registered nurses: a pilot study

    Increases in ageing, chronic illness and complex co-morbidities in the Australian population are adding pressure to the primary care nursing workforce. Initiatives to attract and retain nurses are needed to es...

    Christina Aggar, Jacqueline Bloomfield, Tamsin H. Thomas and Christopher J. Gordon

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:14

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  12. Research article

    A final-year nursing student survey: rural attitudes, perceived competencies and intention to work across five Asian countries

    Shortages and maldistribution of nurses remain significant problems in many countries. Having appropriate intervention strategies to retain nurses in underserved areas, where they are most needed, are crucial ...

    Nareerut Pudpong, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Bipin Batra, Jianlin Hou, Lan T. H. Vu and Paul Dipika

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:13

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Nursing home nurses’ and community-dwelling older adults’ reported knowledge, attitudes, and behavior toward antibiotic use

    Antibiotic overuse causes antibiotic resistance, one of the most important threats to human health. Older adults, particularly those in nursing homes, often receive antibiotics when they are not indicated.

    Christine E. Kistler, Anna Beeber, Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Kimberly Ward, Megan Meade, Brittany Ross and Philip D. Sloane

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:12

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  14. Study protocol

    Cost-effectiveness of a nurse-led intervention to optimise implementation of guideline-concordant continence care: Study protocol of the COCON study

    Guidelines on urinary incontinence recommend that absorbent products are only used as a coping strategy pending definitive treatment, as an adjunct to ongoing therapy, or for long-term management after all tre...

    Aaltje P. D. Jansen, Maaike E. Muntinga, Judith E. Bosmans, Bary Berghmans, Janny Dekker, Jacqueline Hugtenburgh, Giel Nijpels, Paul van Houten, Miranda G. H. Laurant and Huub C. H. van der Vaart

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:10

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  15. Research article

    Can a person-centred-care intervention improve health-related quality of life in patients with head and neck cancer? A randomized, controlled study

    The incidence of head and neck cancer is increasing slightly. Head and neck cancer but also it’s necessary and often successful treatment may affect general domains of health-related quality of life and provok...

    Elisabeth Hansson, Eric Carlström, Lars-Eric Olsson, Jan Nyman and Ingalill Koinberg

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:9

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  16. Research article

    Factors associated with the choice of public health service among nursing students in Thailand

    Despite the fact that public and private nursing schools have contributed significantly to the Thai health system, it is not clear whether and to what extent there was difference in job preferences between typ...

    Krisada Sawaengdee, Nareerut Pudpong, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Weerasak Putthasri, Mylene Lagarde and Duane Blaauw

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:8

    Published on: 23 January 2017

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