"Code Orange Alert" - A Look At Nursing, Workplace Violence & OSHA Regulations

5-page paper that examines the rules and regulations mandated for the health care profession by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, with a focus on violence in the workplace. Discussed is OSHA's 1996 3148 Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for the Health Care and Social Service Workers and the fact that the suggestions it presents are optional rather than mandatory. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

ANA : Code for Nursing

An 8 page paper which illustrates some of the most recent concerns involving the ANA Code for Nursing. This is a document that was designed in 1976 and it sets forth all of the ethical concerns that nurses should consider when performing their duties as nurses. The focus of the paper centers around the issues that are not included in the ANA Code for Nurses. The most prevalent issues addressed are the consideration of nurses who wish to have a choice in whether to quit a case or not, issues involving new health care plans, and issues involving euthanasia. For the most part the ANA Code for Nurses addresses the needs of the patient and not the nurse. As a result of the lack of attention that the nurses have in relationship to this document, and in relationship to areas where the document has proven insufficient, many states and organizations have added to the ANA Code and implemented additional codes. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Workplace Violence and Nurses

This 18 page report is a literature review of works pertaining to the incidence of workplace violence and its impact on nurses and what measures can be taken into consideration regarding including an educational component in the nursing curriculum to assist nurses in dealing with the problem. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

Nursing Home Care

8 pages on nursing home care, the options available in selecting a long-term care facility, what to look for in choosing a nursing home, and some of the key specialty features that some nursing homes are known to offer (i.e., color-coded hallways, personal privacy, and even option for exercise). Also examined are recommended ways for making a "smooth transition" into a nursing home. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Safety Programs in The Nursing Home Environment

A 28 page discussion of the importance of Safety Programs in Nursing Homes. Outlines the role of OSHA is nursing home safety issues and details specific components of nursing home Safety Plans including accident prevention and reporting procedures, general health concerns, and procedures for disease control. Emphasizes the role of training in ensuring a adequately carried out Safety Program. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Nurses & Violence in the Workplace

This 6 page paper addresses the subject of violence in the workplace as it pertains to the nursing profession. An action plan is included with suggested preventative measures. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Effects of Workplace Violence on Nurses

This 6 page paper provides an overview of existing research on the issue of workplace violence for nurses. This paper reviews five research studies on the issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Regulation and Accreditation for a Home Healthcare Agency

This 3 page paper looks at the different types of regulation and accreditation that apply to home healthcare nursing agencies in the US and considers the way this may apply to a single agency along with the strategies they may use to comply. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Roles of Nursing

A 5 page research paper that looks at various nursing roles. A pertinent question to nursing practice is what, specifically, should a patient expect from his/her nurse. This question can be examined from the standpoint of the scope of nursing practice for both registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners (NPs). This examination looks at both of these areas of nursing expertise, particularly focusing nursing practice in the State of North Carolina. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Workplace Violence

A 3 page paper that provides summaries of three reports of violence in the workplace. In two cases, people were killed. One is a case of bullying. The writer brings in information from the Secret Service report on school violence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Nursing Intervention for Family Violence

A 9 page paper discussing issues affecting nurses’ ability to intervene in domestic violence issues. As those who are trained in physical needs and spend the greatest amount of time in direct contact with patients, nurses occupy perhaps the best associated position from which to intervene in domestic violence. There are barriers of course, but the emergence of forensic nursing is helping to lessen those barriers. Nurses in all areas of healthcare can develop greater awareness to the signs of abuse. There still is a fine ethical line in that nurses cannot blatantly violate confidentiality. Nurses can, however, become proficient at collecting samples, taking notes and asking the right questions of the right people, always keeping the good of the patient as the uppermost goal. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Mandated Nurse to Patient Ratios in California - The Brochure

This 5 page paper is written as a brochure to explain the development of mandated nurse to patient ratios in California, explaining the development of the regulations, looking at the controversy and considering the impact. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Nursing & Student Ethics

A 4 page essay/research paper that contrasts and compares two tenets from the American Nurse Association ethical code and the one formulated for students by the University of Phoenix. The writer argues that the sentiment behind the codes is identical and promotes acceptance of diversity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Jean Orlando’s Theory of Deliberative Nursing: Modern Applications

A 5 page overview of the theory of deliberative nursing, a theory first formulated in the late 1950s but with applications into present day nursing. This paper discusses the applicability of Orlando’s theory to modern nursing using the example of medical intervention in cases of domestic violence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Nurses’ Burnout in Oman and Other Developing Countries: Studies and Recommendations

This is a 4 page paper discussing nurses’ burnout. Nurses’ burnout is a global problem which is considered more severe in developing countries due to the initial high patient nurse ratio and the increased number of health care workers which leave developing countries for other opportunities. While the Sultanate of Oman has a fairly large nursing population, over 70% of the nurses are foreign born leaving Oman even more vulnerable to the departure of a large portion of its nurses. The Ministry of Health within Oman has undergone several initiatives which will hopefully help to retain the current nursing population such as increasing the percentage of Omani and adopting international nursing standards, but in addition, the administrators responsible for the well being of nurses in Oman may wish to consult worldwide studies on nurses’ burnout which indicate that environmental factors such as resource availability, supervisor support, length of stay in high demand departments and overall “empowerment” within the workplace among many other factors are equally important in decreasing emotional exhaustion and stress which leads to burnout. Bibliography lists 7 sources.