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  1. Developing health services is a key strategy for improving the community health provided by public health nurses. However, an effective educational program for improving their skills in planning such services ...

    Authors: Kyoko Yoshioka-Maeda, Takafumi Katayama, Misa Shiomi and Noriko Hosoya

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:18

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. During the past two decades, attempts have been made to describe nurses’ contributions to the rehabilitation of inpatients following stroke. There is currently a lack of interventions that integrate the divers...

    Authors: M. I. Loft, B. A. Esbensen, K. Kirk, L. Pedersen, B. Martinsen, H. Iversen, L. L. Mathiesen and I. Poulsen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:17

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Public health nurses (PHNs) care for and support late preterm infants (LPIs) and their families when they go home from the hospital. PHNs require evidence-informed guidelines to ensure appropriate and consiste...

    Authors: Genevieve Currie, Aliyah Dosani, Shahirose S. Premji, Sandra M. Reilly, Abhay K. Lodha and Marilyn Young

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:16

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Heart surgery patients are more at risk of poor peripheral perfusion, and peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2) measurement is regular care for continuous analysis of blood oxygen saturation in these p...

    Authors: Sohila Seifi, Alireza Khatony, Gholamreza Moradi, Alireza Abdi and Farid Najafi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:15

    Content type: Research article

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  5. To ensure high quality patient care an effective interprofessional collaboration between healthcare professionals is required. Interprofessional education (IPE) has a positive impact on team work in daily heal...

    Authors: Sabine Homeyer, Wolfgang Hoffmann, Peter Hingst, Roman F. Oppermann and Adina Dreier-Wolfgramm

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:13

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Throughout many countries, professional bodies rely on yearly self-assessment of competence for ongoing registration; therefore, nursing competence is pivotal to safe clinical practice. Our aim was to describe...

    Authors: Brigid M. Gillespie, Emma B. Harbeck, Karin Falk-Brynhildsen, Ulrica Nilsson and Maria Jaensson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:12

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Motherhood is a time of anticipation of joy for a woman, her family, and her community. In spite of this fact, it is not as enjoyable as it should be because of numerous reasons. Insufficiency or lack of birth...

    Authors: Demlie Belete Endeshaw, Lema Derseh Gezie and Hedija Yenus Yeshita

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:10

    Content type: Research article

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  8. A medication error (ME) is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm. Voluntary reporting has a principal role in appreciating the extent and impact of medica...

    Authors: Abebaw Jember, Mignote Hailu, Anteneh Messele, Tesfaye Demeke and Mohammed Hassen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:9

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Undergraduate nursing placement in aged care is forecast to grow in importance with the increasing aging population, and to help to reverse trends in student lack of interest in gerontology careers. However, t...

    Authors: Heather Moquin, Cydnee Seneviratne and Lorraine Venturato

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:8

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Dental decay in early childhood can be prevented by a model based on shared care utilising members of primary care team such as Child and Family Health Nurses (CFHNs) in health promotion and early intervention...

    Authors: Amit Arora, Narendar Manohar, Dina Bedros, Anh Phong David Hua, Steven Yu Hsiang You, Victoria Blight, Shilpi Ajwani, John Eastwood and Sameer Bhole

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:7

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Endotracheal tube (ETT) fasteners such as the AnchorFast™ claim to assist with the prevention of oral pressure injuries in intubated patients, however evidence to support their clinical efficacy is limited. Th...

    Authors: Jaye Hampson, Cameron Green, Joanne Stewart, Lauren Armitstead, Gemma Degan, Andrea Aubrey, Eldho Paul and Ravindranath Tiruvoipati

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:4

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Moral distress is prevalent in the health care environment at different levels. Nurses in all roles and positions are exposed to ethically challenging conditions. Development of supportive climates in organiza...

    Authors: Navideh Robaee, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Tahereh Ashktorab, Ahmadreza Baghestani and Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2018 17:2

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Delirium is one of the most common complications among elderly hospitalized patients, postoperative patients and patients on intensive care units with a prevalence between 11 and 80%. Delirium is associated wi...

    Authors: Daniel Hägi-Pedersen, Kasper Højgaard Thybo, Trine Hedegaard Holgersen, Joen Juel Jensen, Jean-David Gaudreau and Finn Michael Radtke

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:75

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) often experience communication difficulties - usually associated with mechanical ventilation - resulting in psychological problems such as anxiety, fear, and depressio...

    Authors: K. S. Dithole, Gloria Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, Oluwaseyi A. Akpor and Mary M. Moleki

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:74

    Content type: Research article

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  15. All parents in Sweden are invited to child health service (CHS) parental groups, however only 49% of the families participate. The way the parental groups are managed has been shown to be of importance for how...

    Authors: Åsa Lefèvre, Pia Lundqvist, Eva Drevenhorn and Inger Hallström

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:73

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Nurses often have difficulties with using interdisciplinary stroke guidelines for patients with stroke as they do not focus sufficiently on nursing. Therefore, the Stroke Nursing Guideline (SNG) was developed ...

    Authors: Ingibjörg Bjartmarz, Helga Jónsdóttir and Thóra B. Hafsteinsdóttir

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:72

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Increasingly healthcare policies emphasise the importance of person-centred, empathic care. Consequently, healthcare professionals are expected to demonstrate the ‘human’ aspects of care in training and in pra...

    Authors: Annemieke P. Bikker, Bridie Fitzpatrick, Douglas Murphy, Lorraine Forster and Stewart W. Mercer

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:71

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Active patient participation is a patient safety priority for health care. Yet, patients and their preferences are less understood. The aim of the study was to explore hospitalised patients’ preferences on par...

    Authors: Mona Ringdal, Wendy Chaboyer, Kerstin Ulin, Tracey Bucknall and Lena Oxelmark

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:69

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a major public health problem among registered nurses (RNs) in Thailand. Information on their burdens at a national level is limited. This study estimated the prevalence of...

    Authors: Wilaiphorn Thinkhamrop, Krisada Sawaengdee, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Tuangtip Theerawit, Wongsa Laohasiriwong, Jiamjit Saengsuwan and Cameron Paul Hurst

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:68

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Impaired mobility is a prevalent condition among care-dependent persons living in nursing homes. Therefore, competence development of nursing staff in mobility care is important. This study aimed to develop an...

    Authors: Heidrun Gattinger, Beate Senn, Virpi Hantikainen, Sascha Köpke, Stefan Ott and Helena Leino-Kilpi

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:67

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Nurses working in Home healthcare (HHC) are facing major challenges since more advanced care and treatment are increasingly being carried out in patients’ homes. The aim of this study has been to explore how n...

    Authors: Henrik Andersson, Maria Lindholm, Margareta Pettersson and Lise-Lotte Jonasson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:65

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Many patients are admitted to hospital with non-visible or palpable veins, often resulting in multiple painful attempts at cannulation, anxiety and catheter failure. We developed a difficult intravenous pathwa...

    Authors: Vanno Sou, Craig McManus, Nicholas Mifflin, Steven A. Frost, Julie Ale and Evan Alexandrou

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:64

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The number of frail elderly people with complex nursing and medical care needs is increasing, and consequently, the healthcare burden. The implementation of Advanced Nurse Practitioners globally has been shown...

    Authors: Birgitta Ljungbeck and Katarina Sjögren Forss

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:63

    Content type: Research article

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  24. This study identified multiple socio-professional and team effectiveness variables, based on the Input-Mediator-Output-Input (IMOI) model, and tested their associations with job satisfaction for three categori...

    Authors: Marie-Josée Fleury, Guy Grenier and Jean-Marie Bamvita

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:62

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  25. Patient advocacy has been identified as a core duty of the nurse, and certain nurse characteristics influence the performance of the role. However, these characteristics have not been adequately explored in Gh...

    Authors: Grace Dadzie, Lydia Aziato and Ama de-Graft Aikins

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:61

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Decubitus ulcers are associated with a burden for the patients and cause enormous costs. One of the reasons for the development of decubitus is prolonged exposure to pressure. The aim of this pilot study was t...

    Authors: Heidrun Pickenbrock, Vera U. Ludwig and Antonia Zapf

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:60

    Content type: Research article

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  27. This study examined the long-term effects of nurse-led, individualized education on self-efficacy, self-care compliance, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in middle-aged patients with new-onset acute ...

    Authors: Jae Lan Shim and Seon Young Hwang

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:59

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The concept of evidence-based practice is globally relevant in current healthcare climates. However, students and teachers struggle with integrating evidence based practice effectively into a curriculum. This ...

    Authors: Joanne Reid, Jordan Briggs, Susan Carlisle, David Scott and Claire Lewis

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:58

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Tanzania is a low income, East African country with a severe shortage of human resources for health or health workers. This shortage threatens any gains the country is making in improving maternal health outco...

    Authors: Melissa T. Ojemeni, Paulomi Niles, Salum Mfaume, Ntuli A. Kapologwe, Linda Deng, Renae Stafford, Marie Jose Voeten, Kokusiima Theonestina, Wendy Budin, Nok Chhun and Allison Squires

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:57

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) is shown to improve the healing rate of Venous Leg Ulcers (VLU) in the hospital setting. The current Australian “Gold Standard” treatment according to the Australian an...

    Authors: Katrina Young, Harrison Ng Chok and Lesley Wilkes

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:56

    Content type: Case report

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  31. People living with dementia in nursing homes are most likely to be restrained. The primary aim of this mixed-method education intervention study was to investigate which factors hindered or facilitated staff a...

    Authors: Frode F. Jacobsen, Tone Elin Mekki, Oddvar Førland, Bjarte Folkestad, Øyvind Kirkevold, Randi Skår, Eva Marie Tveit and Christine Øye

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:55

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The nursing process is a systematic method of planning, delivering, and evaluating individualized care for clients in any state of health or illness. Many countries have adopted the nursing process as the stan...

    Authors: Zeray Baraki, Fiseha Girmay, Kalayou Kidanu, Hadgu Gerensea, Dejen Gezehgne and Hafte Teklay

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:54

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Pain problems are a rapidly growing health problem found among both children and adolescent, and about 15–30% have reported chronic pain problems. School nurses in Norway meet adolescents with various ailments...

    Authors: Magnhild Høie, Kristin Haraldstad, Gudrun Rohde, Liv Fegran, Thomas Westergren, Sølvi Helseth, Åshild Slettebø and Berit Johannessen

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:53

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Improving health, patient and system outcomes through a practice-based research agenda requires infrastructural supports, leadership and capacity building approaches, at both the individual and organisational ...

    Authors: Vicki Parker, Gena Lieschke and Michelle Giles

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:52

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. There is a direct link between job satisfaction, nurses’ job performance and improved patient outcomes. Understanding what job characteristics influence job satisfaction is vital if health organizations are to...

    Authors: Michelle Giles, Vicki Parker, Rebecca Mitchell and Jane Conway

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:51

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Health care associated infections (HAIs) are a source of concern worldwide. No health service in any country can be considered HAI risk-free. However, there is scarcity of data on the risks to which both patie...

    Authors: Michely Aparecida Cardoso Maroldi, Adriana Maria da Silva Felix, Ana Angélica Lima Dias, Julia Yaeko Kawagoe, Maria Clara Padoveze, Sílvia Alice Ferreira, Sílvia Helena Zem-Mascarenhas, Stephen Timmons and Rosely Moralez Figueiredo

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:49

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Clinical practice is a pivotal part of nursing education. It provides students with the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills they have acquired from lectures into practice with real patients, under the ...

    Authors: Mona Ewertsson, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Renée Allvin and Karin Blomberg

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:48

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Cardiac misconceptions are common among healthcare professionals. The development of professional knowledge is considered an essential component of nursing education. Nurses, regardless of their grade, skills,...

    Authors: Susan Ka Yee Chow, Yuen Yee Chan, Sin Kuen Ho and Ka Chun Ng

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:46

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Few studies have empirically investigated factors that define residential aged care units that are perceived as being highly person-centred. The purpose of this study was to explore factors characterising resi...

    Authors: Karin Sjögren, Marie Lindkvist, Per-Olof Sandman, Karin Zingmark and David Edvardsson

    Citation: BMC Nursing 2017 16:44

    Content type: Research article

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