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ER Application of the Self Care Deficit Theory Developed by Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page discussion of the applicability of Orem’s theory to the emergency room environment. The author of this paper asserts that in the fast-paced environment of the emergency room it is easy to forget that nursing, as a necessity, must address both patient and the health care system. Emergency nursing methodologies, to ...

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Emergency Room Diversity and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing the value and benefits of greater diversity sensitivity in the emergency room. Emergency room personnel must be able to communicate with each other and with patients, of course. Medical instructions and procedures must be well understood among staff members, and it is critical that staff be able to ...

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Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit Nursing Retention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the nationwide shortage of nurses, particularly in emergency rooms and intensive care units. The writer explores the work environment for these nurses and the reasons why retention is problem and then looks how mentoring is being used to encourage new nursing grads. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Confused Elderly Patient Case Study »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides a case study of an elderly patient who arrives at an emergency room in a confused state. Techniques a nurse can use to help in diagnosis—which is likely concussion—and ways to make the patient feel comfortable, are examined. Degrees of concussion and symptoms are discussed. The paper ...

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Emergency Nurse Triage and Education »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page paper discussing the concept of triage and the education of triage nurses in emergency departments. Triage is the process and practice of categorizing emergency room patients according to physical need to be seen by a physician. Triage categorizes patients according to physical need so that those who need to be ...

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Operating Room Nursing Specialties and Oncology »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses advanced practice nursing today, which is characterized by various specialties, with each having its own particular focus and educational requirements. Two such specialties are oncology nursing and operating room (OR) nursing. The following research looks at the educational requirements for these advanced nursing roles and also at the ...

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Research Proposal on Emergency Department Cost Containment by Using Nurse Practitioners »

Number of Pages: 45

This 45 page research proposal considers the use of nurse practitioners in the emergency departments as a cost-containment effort, and focuses on the differentiation in services and costs following a comparison of referrals to an eye emergency department. This paper assesses the current literature and then focuses on a study of referrals and services ...

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HIPAA Rights And Their Impact Upon Medical Errors In The Emergency Room »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Rationale for choosing this ethical issue is determining whether or not the nurse is bound by any HIPAA mandate to disclose the error to the patient. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Ethics and Legalities of Health Care »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing a case in which an emergency room nurse turned away a patient delivered by ambulance. The receiving hospital is a private, for-profit organization, and the patient had no job, no funds and no insurance. The patient was suffering from an apparent broken leg after injuring it playing tennis ...

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NP role in EDs/Study Article Critique »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that offers a summary and critique of a research study conducted by Thrasher and Purc-Stephenson (2008), which investigated the satisfaction levels of patients seen by nurse practitioners within the context of the emergency department environment. No additional sources cited.

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Bioterrorism and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses how the threat of bioterrorism affects the future of nursing. The writer discusses the need for greater emergency preparedness and also how this threat will affect nursing curricula. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Benefits of Lesson Derived from Mentoring »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that describes the benefits that student derived from following a mentor's advice to pursue certification in emergency nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Vital Signs and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper (plus half-page abstract) that argues that the initial assessment of an emergency situation, with particular emphasis on the significance of vital signs, is instrumental in obtaining a positive patient outcome. To substantiate this argument, the writer turns to scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals that detail scenarios in which the crucial ...

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Nurse Salaries »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper reports national median average nurse salaries in 2008, according to years of experience. The paper provides additional information for nurse salaries in the state of California, using three different cities for operating room nurses and reporting the median averages, in general for the state. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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A. Retsas' Article 'Problematic telephone orders Empowering nurses through action research' Article Reviewed »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page article review provides an analysis and critique of the article entitled "Problematic telephone orders: Empowering nurses through action research" by A. Retsas. The article is centered on the problem of nurses taking medication orders via the telephone, something prohibited by Australian law unless there is an emergency. No additional sources ...

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Nursing and the Importance of Intensive Care and Critical Care Skills »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page contention that while we tend to specialize in one area or the other we are quick to discover that the basics of nursing extend into all nursing specialties. The basic principles of intensive care, coronary care, and emergency nursing, for example are applicable in all specialties. They are NOT limited ...

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Advance Practice Nursing and Postgraduate Degrees »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current literature regarding the importance of completing a postgraduate diploma in a specialty area and the focus on this credential, the postgraduate diploma, for advanced practice nurses. This paper considers the fact that many advanced practice nurses have not necessarily received postgraduate diplomas, but more ...

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Nursing and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper which discusses the current, and future, concerns of nurses in managed care systems. There are many varying levels of involvement that influence the nurse in today's health care industry, offering a great deal more possibilities for the nurse today. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Study Proposal/Will Placing an NP in EDs Help Overcrowding? »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page research proposal that outlines the design for am empirical investigation into the use of nurse practitioners in emergency departments within an American setting. While there is a great research in other countries on this topic, the extensive literature review shows that studies in American settings are lacking on this aspect of ...

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Emergency Department Nursing/Informatics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers suggestions to a student on how to describe changed attitudes and perspective toward nursing informatics in regards to the student's practice environment, which is the emergency department (ED). Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Behavior Impropriety and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing the case of Mr. S, who had been admitted to the Emergency Department after suffering a fall. The physician on duty took inappropriate action and the patient died. The nurse on duty knew the details of the case and heard the physican lie to Mrs. S. The ...

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Aggressive Behaviors Against Nurses »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper provides an overview of the issue of aggressive behaviors in the emergency department, with a specific focus on the impact for nurses. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Issues Pertaining to Hospital Facilities »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that, first of all, describes the equipment required for caring for bariatric patients safely and, secondly, discusses the lighting requirements required by a hospital inpatient room, a nursing home and a neonatal ICU. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Theory of Imogene King Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page outline of Imogene King's "General Systems Framework" theory. Developed during the mid 1960s and first published in 1971, this theory emphasizes the importance of the interaction between nurses and patients. Views this interaction as an open system which is in constant interaction with a variety of environmental factors. Points ...

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Emergency Nurses Association »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that offers an in-depth look at this nursing organization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Home Patients And Their Vulnerabilities During Disasters »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Every person caught in a disaster must make split second decisions pertaining to his or her safety; with such concerns as when to evacuate, where to go and how to get there, the level of anxiety that accompanies the mass departure of disaster-related emergencies calls for considerable focus, effort and ...

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Confidentiality Issues and Nursing Ethics »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing an ethical dilemma faced by nurses in an emergency department. A man has made another appearance there because he failed to take his anticonvulsive medication and had a seizure at a movie theatre. The ethical dilemma is that the nurses know that the man drives regularly and that ...

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Healthy Work Environments: Decision Making In Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. Nursing requires some of the most attentive, detailed and organized staff of all industries; to make even one error in judgment or application can cost a life. As such, decision-making ability is of utmost importance from the moment students step into a nursing program to the day of retirement ...

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Negative Effect of Anesthesia Assistants on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper arguing that the use of Anesthesia Assistants is detrimental to the profession of nursing. Nurse Anesthesia Assistants are registered nurses (RNs) trained to certificate level, technologists that have greater understanding of the process of anesthesia than RNs without the certificate training but without the specialized knowledge that anesthesiologists or certified ...

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Registered Nurse First Assistant Programs and RNs During the Korean War »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examined the role of RNs during the Korean War and then relates their experiences to the competencies and responsibilities outlined by Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) programs today. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Leadership for Today and Future »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page example essay that offers a nursing student suggests for how to respond to an essay prompt that asks for evaluation of an online nursing leadership course. The writer makes use of tutorial language in advising the student. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Homes and the Financial Crisis Confronting Them »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page report discusses the state of the nursing home industry in the United States and the many problems and challenges it has face and continues to face. Even though Congress restored nearly $3 billion to skilled nursing facilities in 1999, it still wasn’t enough to keep many of the facilities operating. In general, the government’s payment system and the ...

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Past and Present Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares nursing in years gone by with the nursing profession of the present. This contrast addresses four major areas: appearance, education, technology and employment opportunities. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Profession Past and Present »

Number of Pages: 7

This well-written five-page paper explores the differences in the nursing profession between today and the WWII era. Professional autonomy is specifically addressed. Biliography lists five sources.

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Past, Present, and Future of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper which discusses where nursing has been, where it is now, and where it is going in the next century. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Mentorship in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role that mentoring plays in today's nursing profession. The writer argues the practice of mentorship is still one of the principal ways in which the professional standards of nursing are passed on to the less-experienced, while also offering them encouragement and enhancing the formal educational process. Bibliography ...

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Nursing Leadership, Advocacy & Responsibilities »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership. Superlative nursing leadership translates into staff nurses feeling empowered to do deliver a high level of patient care. When nurses are trained in leadership concepts they feel better prepared to be advocates for their patients and challenge the authoritarian status quo. This examination of literature considers ...

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Safety and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the ramifications of the topic of nursing safety. The writer not only addresses this from the perspective of patient safety, but also from what a nurse needs to know about legal responsibility in today's health system where cost efficiency sometimes overshadows safety concerns. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Homes and Elderly Abuse »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many times, abuse of the elderly is fraught at the hands of overstressed nursing home staffs that have too much work in a facility that does not have enough employees to get the work done. This is no excuse for abuse of the elderly; it is just an unfortunate fact in ...

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Causes, Solutions and Student Impact of the Shortage in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper the addresses the nursing shortage. This overview looks at the shortage from three perspectives: its causes, its possible solutions and its impact on today's student nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Florence Nightingale's Work »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the work Florence Nightingale and its’ impact on nursing practice of today. Included in the paper is her work in the Crimean War and the subsequent work with William Farr, the early development of evidence based nursing, the use of statistics, the emphasis on hygiene and the changed role, ...

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Images of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that contains 2 essays on different images of nursing. The first essay concerns how a poem on nursing captures the essence of the contemporary art of nursing, while the second addresses what a picture ways about today's nursing profession. Each essay is 3 pages long. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Responsibilities of Nursing Directors »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the myriad responsibilities facing DONs today, including quality clinical gerontology, human resource responsibilities and business management responsibilities. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Second World War and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

This paper examines the nursing profession in the United States in conjunction with World War II. In addition to describing some of the duties that nurses performed during the war, the essay also discusses the impact that the war had on the nursing profession in general, and how the war helped move the profession to ...

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Nursing Research and Its Crucial Developments »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines several key developments in nursing research. This examination looks at some recent developments that demonstrate how nursing researchers are continuously expanding the boundaries of the profession before looking backward to a few of the key developments that brought nursing to where it is today. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Nursing Documentation Bargaining Guidelines »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that applies the 'whole image' approach to negotiating conflict to the health care industry. Today, health care in this country faces a number of difficulties that necessitates health professionals becoming involved in intense negotiation processes in order to reach satisfactory conclusions. However, health professional training has not traditionally encompassed negotiation ...

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Urban Youth Alcohol Use Prevention and Nurse Consultations »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which addresses a nursing article titled “Brief Nursing Consultations for Preventing Alcohol Use Among Urban School Youth,” written by Chudley E. Werch, Joan M. Carlson, Deborah M. Pappas, and Carlo C. DiClemente, for The Journal Of School Health (Nursing Perspectives), November, 1996. The study researched a number of young adolescents and implemented various methods of ...

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Role of Nurse Practitioners and Reimbursement »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in today's healthcare delivery system and the issue of reimbursement. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Shannondale Nursing Home and Its Historical Development »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper outlining the development of a nursing home in Knoxville, Tennessee from standard nursing home in the 1960s to today’s organization that offers a full range of living arrangements for those over the age of 55, beginning with fully independent living to the fully dependent environment of the skilled nursing facility. ...

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Nursing's Philosophy of Caring »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper considers the role of a caring philosophy in today's nursing environment. The writer looks at the role of caring in the nursing profession and how the attitudes are changing with the adoption of the new approaches and models. The writer also considers how these are likely to develop in the future. ...

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