Sunday, March 3, 2019

Last call to Register for Advanced Nursing conference in Singapore

Last Chance to register for #Advanced_Nursing2019 Conference, only 1 week left #Advanced #Nursing2019  #Furama_RiverFront_Hotel #Singapore #Scientific_program #keynote_sessions For more, PS:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Vascular Nursing

A #vascular_nurse specializes in treating patients who suffer from a variety of diseases including carotid #artery disease, abdominal aneurysms, leaky leg veins and peripheral arterial disease. Patients who suffer from these problems are usually elderly and their symptoms are typically complicated by a number of different chronic problems. This field of nursing is rapidly gaining in popularity and for good reason too. #Vascular #nurses are needed in a wide array of settings, from #hospitals to elderly care homes and private medical treatment facilities.  These professionals may also be employed in diagnostic centers or research fields for help with #clinical_trials and other research activity. And for those who want to work on their own or who are looking for more flexibility in their working schedules, there is a growing demand for vascular nurses to make house calls to tend to the health of those who are housebound. As a vascular nurse, you can also offer home healthcare services. #Home_healthcare services are in huge demand as a way to keep patients at home and out of the hospital, which helps reduce their overall #healthcare expenses and also helps ease the burden on the healthcare system.

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Advanced Nursing

Advanced practice is a level of practice, rather than a type or specialty of practice. Advanced practitioners are educated at master’s level in #advanced_practice and are assessed as competent in practice, using expert knowledge and skills. They have the freedom and authority to act, making autonomous decisions in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients. The concept of #advanced_nursing_practice is still evolving even as the #nursing #profession evolves. Although the term advanced nursing practice has been used extensively to describe the practice of the CNS, it is difficult to find a clear definition of the term. 

They are offering new ways of delivering cost-effective care and increasing access to qualified practitioners for many patients and their families. They are often providing health care to under-served populations. Advanced practice nurses must be grounded in theory and research as guides to their #clinical practice. While they work in collegial capacities with physicians, they must be prepared to diagnose and treat patients with acute and chronic illnesses and to prescribe medications. These responsibilities require nursing professionals who are as smart and savvy as they are caring and compassionate.

Advanced Practice #Nurses perform these general functions:

·   Obtain health histories and perform comprehensive physical examinations, including psychosocial, functional, and developmental assessment
·         Order and interpret lab results and other diagnostic studies
·         Develop differential diagnoses
·         Develop/order therapeutic plan of #care
·         Maintain patient records
·         Evaluate patient’s response to plan of care and modify as needed
·         Provide patient/family counseling and education
·         Arrange for patient referrals/consultations
·         Participate in research studies

The role has been articulated as a constellation of sub roles: clinician, educator, researcher, and consultant. However, describing various sub roles does not capture the broader picture of the CNS's contribution to health care delivery. In a rapidly changing people-centered healthcare environment the advanced nurse practitioner can make an important contribution to healthcare delivery. The challenges ahead are many, as the advanced #nurse_practitioner requires policy and appropriate educational preparation to practice at advanced level. This will enable the advanced practitioner articulate the role, to provide expert client care and to quantify their contribution to health care in outcomes research. Advanced Practice Nurses are critical for the future, provide cost-effective care and are highly regarded by #patients/clients. They will be a constant and permanent feature of future health care provision. However, clarification regarding their classification and regulation is necessary in some countries.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nurses can make a difference when it comes to malnutrition

For many people who already have had a decline in muscle mass associated with #aging, the addition of disease or injury leads to further loss of lean body mass and decline in functional abilities.
Up to 50% of hospitalized patients are at risk for or already have malnutrition, but only 7% actually receive a #diagnosis during their hospital stay, according to an article in #Clinical Interventions in #Aging and the Agency for #Healthcare #Research and Quality. #Malnutrition diagnoses can significantly impact #Medicare reimbursement and the case mix index for a facility. Patients who are malnourished may not only have longer lengths of stay of up to four to six days, but also hospital costs twice as high for patients with malnutrition, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, malnutrition also can lead to:
Ø    An increased risk of adverse events and complications
Ø  A 54% higher likelihood of #hospital 30-day readmission
Ø  Up to 5 times more likely to die in the hospital than a non-malnourished patient

It was difficult to diagnose malnutrition in the past as there were no widely accepted characteristics that clinicians could use to classify this condition consistently throughout all care settings.
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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Nurses play a critical role in infection control in home healthcare settings

#Community #health #nursing - service rendered by a professional #nurse with communities, groups, families, individuals at home, in health centers, in clinics, in schools, in places of work for health promotion, #disease prevention, care of the sick at home and #rehabilitation. Community nurse beliefs about infection prevention influence whether they comply with prevention protocols more than their actual knowledge of how to comply, according to new US research. Based on these findings, the researchers suggested that altering perceptions about infection risk among staff was a promising strategy for improving compliance with infection control procedures. The team of researchers from #Columbia #University and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York surveyed 359 home healthcare nurses at two large agencies in the north eastern United States. It suggested that infection control strategies should include targeting the perception of workers by challenging existing beliefs – a tactic that has proven effective in promoting hand hygiene, they said. Among the findings were that only 68.5% of nurses in the sample agreed that the #influenza #vaccine was safe. Similarly, only 60.4% of nurses said their agency employer made it easy for them to stay home when they were sick.

These results suggested that home healthcare agencies may benefit from better educating staff on the influenza vaccine and employee sick leave policies, noted the researchers. While the survey results suggested that respondents had adequate knowledge about standard precautions to prevent the transmission of infection and protocols for handling exposure to bodily fluids, respondents were less knowledgeable about nursing bags and hand hygiene practices. For instance, more than a quarter of the #nurses surveyed failed to identify that hand hygiene should be performed after touching a #nursing bag. In addition, nearly 90% did not recognize that a nursing bag should have at least three separate compartments to segregate multi-use items from single-use items, and that hand hygiene supplies must be stored in a separate part, so hands could be cleaned before entering other compartments. These gaps in knowledge are notable considering that that the nursing bag could potentially serve as a vector for transporting infectious pathogens between home #healthcare #patients, said the researchers. They added that all survey respondents reported compliance with wearing gloves when anticipating contact with body fluids or blood products.

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