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Nurses and Controlling Infection »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. As a nurse it is imperative that all manner of infection control be utilized in order to not spread germs from one patient to another. This paper will focus mainly on the effect of handwashing in keeping infection from spreading. The principles of asepsis is also discussed.

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Reduction of Infection Spread and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

( 10pp). Nursing preventative care involves reducing the spread of infection in medical settings through appropriate and through hand washing, selection of appropriate gloves, and adherence to safety conditions regarding sharps. This discussion will examine those techniques and procedures. Bibliography lists 30 sources.

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Nursing History and Controlling Infection »

Number of Pages: 5

A paper which looks at the development of antisepsis, infection control and antibiotics, and the responsibility taken by nurses both in the hospital and in the community for infection control and the prevention of contamination and the spread of contagious diseases. Bibliography lists 2 sources

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Information on Nursing Homes »

Number of Pages: 5

In 5 pages, the author discusses various nursing home information such as 1.) pay rates of nurses in nursing homes from 1993 to 1995, 2.) the rate of nosocomial infections in nursing homes, and how they are categorized, and 3.) the cost of treating nosocomial infections in nursing homes. Bibliography lists ...

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Nursing Homes and Senior Citizen Infections »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discussing the pervasive problem of controlling infection among elderly patients in a nursing home environment. The writer covers the most common infections of the urinary, respiratory and GI tract and also discusses the principal features of an infection control program. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Hybrid Program »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses the Health Care Academy in the Delaware Community College district in Pennsylvania. The existing nursing shortage has the potential of seriously reducing quality patient care. Many approaches have been used to reduce the shortage and have more people enter nursing as a career. The program described in this ...

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Hand Washing and the Care of Patients »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the importance of hand washing in nursing. Primarily based on a study of nurses' hand washing practices, the problem is important for nursing study because (1) it is so pervasive, and (2) returning to basics – hand washing, surface disinfecting and other measures – has been found to be ...

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Hand Washing Project »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract and outline, which offers a proposed nursing project, which addresses the problem of hand sanitation within clinical environments and how this issue relates to high rates of nosocomial infection. After discussing this problem, its importance and significance to patient outcomes, the nurse researcher proposes formulating ...

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African American Teenagers and Incidence of HIV »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that focuses on HIV infection among African American adolescents as a public health threat. In exploring the ramifications of this public health issue, this examination explores HIV transmission using the epidemiologic triad model. This information is then viewed from the standpoint of nursing theory, specifically Parse's theory of human becoming, ...

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'Applying Airline Safety Practices to Medication Administration' Article Review »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper reviewing a quantitative nursing research article that won MedSurg Nursing’s writer’s award for its design and reporting. Published in 2003, the hypothesis of the study was that medication errors would be reduced if nurses followed the pre-flight checklist procedures required of airline flight crews. The results found indicate that ...

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Katie Eriksson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the nursing theory of Katie Eriksson, which focuses on caring in the Christian tradition. Some practicing nurses have objected to theory-based care, at least initially, on the grounds that it is not caring at all but rather reduces the patient to a process component that needs medical attention. ...

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Long Term Care Environments and Nursing Care Plans »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the form, advantages and disadvantages a nursing concept. The nursing concept discussed here is the care plan, specifically as it applies to long term care. Planning long term or nursing home care always has been a priority for the best such facilities providing that type of patient care, ...

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Restraints Usage and Issues of Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines restraint use in nursing practice. It offers an introduction to the topic, which states the parameters of the investigation, and then a literature review that examines current research and opinion, concluding that current nursing expertise works toward reducing or eliminating restraint use from nursing practice, and, recommends that, ...

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Treating Osteoporosis »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses osteoporosis. This investigation of literature offers guidance and information that can be used to design a nursing management plan for a patient newly diagnosed with osteoporosis. The main goal of the proposed care plan is to address and reduce the potential impact of impaired mobility by reducing the ...

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Review of Achievements in the Development and Implementation of Nursing Program to Reduce Falls »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper presets a review of a nursing program introduced to reduce the number of fall suffered by elderly patients under the care if a home nursing agency. The paper is written in the style of a mentor review looking at the work undertaken to create develop and deliver the program.

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Nursing Home Falls and Performance Improvement »

Number of Pages: 3

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of performance improvement in nursing homes. The case of using performance indicators to reduce falls in nursing homes is made. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Overview of Nurse Mentors »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing how mentoring and networking can enable nurses to achieve desired career paths. Mentoring and networking are two important aspects of nursing in today’s healthcare environment. Older nurses have opportunity to share practical knowledge with new nurses; new ones can pass on the concepts of theory-based nursing they have ...

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Strategies to Retain Employees »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that emphasizes the shortage of nurses and other health care professionals. The paper reviews an article about employee retention and comments on what needs to happen to reduce the turnover of nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Health and Alcohol as Perceived by a GP Nurse »

Number of Pages: 22

This 22 page paper looks at the problem of alcohol and how this may be seen from the perspective of the GP nurse when designing a programme to help reduce the problems caused by alcohol abuse. The paper starts by looking at models of health and the definition of public health, then considers health needs ...

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Health Care Quality, Nursing Job Satisfaction, and a Review of a Nursing Journal Article VI »

Number of Pages: 2

2 page review of an article from a nursing journal detailing the relationship between nurse job satisfaction and the quality of health care ultimately provided to patients. It is the article's thesis that factors such as undue stress can cause grave job satisfaction problems and ultimately reduce the quality of care provided. The article's theoretical ...

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A Plan for Reducing Catheter Related Infection »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper provides an overview of an implementation plan to reduce the prevalence of cather-related infection amongst patietns with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). This paper outlines the process of implementing the program. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Teaching About STIs to Young Teens »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers a proposed nursing educational plan for teaching session with high school freshmen concerning sexually transmitted infections. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Continuing Educaiton and the Application of Theory »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page continuation of an educational initiative following completion of a needs assessment and analysis at a long term care facility. The initial assessment indicates that a need exists in further training and education in techniques and rationale of infection control in the institutional setting. This paper discusses learning theory and selects ...

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Nursing Practice and Otitis Media »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that address this topic. A baby or toddler screams and a parent notices that the child is tugging or batting at his ear. More than likely, the pain is caused by an ear infection, which is one of the most common childhood diseases. The following examination of this topic looks ...

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Children and Adolescents With HIV and AIDS and Nursing Interventions »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page report discusses the fact that during the past several years, in addition to infants and young children with early disease manifestations (some of whom are surviving longer), an increasing number of older children and adolescents have been identified with late-onset perinatally acquired HIV infection. Caring for such children is often directly related to how well they are ...

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis, Surgery & Accountability »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that, first of all, addresses issues associated with antibiotic prophylaxis in surgical patients to prevent infections, but then relates this topic to issues of nursing accountability. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Roy Model and Infection Control »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing a case of Streptococcus a infection in an elderly woman following myocardial infarction and bypass surgery, in terms of Roy’s adaptation model. The Roy model imposes a responsibility on the part of the nurse(s) involved to adapt to changing conditions so that they can provide higher quality nursing care. ...

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Costs of Skilled Nursing Facilities and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the value of instituting a primary nursing arrangement at a nursing home skilled nursing facility (SNF) to reduce the influence of the nursing shortage while also gaining more timely MDS/PPS/ RUG III reporting and therefore Medicare payments to the SNF. Of course the purpose of any SNF is to ...

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Professional Development And The Use Of Knowledge In Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation and speaker notes looking at the impact that professional development has on knowledge development and the spread and sue of information in the nursing environment. The paper considers how professional development can take place and the way that the influences it creates manifest. The ...

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Catheter-Associated UTI Training »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that discusses several issues that apply to nursing education. They are: identifying the topic for training (catheter-associated urinary tract infections and their causes and prevalence), a comprehensive educational model that can be used, and an explanation of different motivational theories. Bibliography lists 6 sources. x

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Health Among the Homeless »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that provides some data regarding infections and the homeless and what that could to the general public. The essay identifies the legal and ethical responsibilities of the community nurse as well as her/his roles. The paper ends with a report about state and local public health agencies. Bibliography lists 5 ...

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Various Types of Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 5

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). ...

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Nursing Project - Learning Review »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper is written as a review document, looking back at a project to develop a plan to reduce the fall rate in chronically ill patients being cared for by nursing agency staff. The paper includes a review of the learning objectives, the learning strategies and the evidence of accomplishment. The bibliography cites ...

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7 Nursing Theory Issues »

Number of Pages: 28

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that ...

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Overview of Preterm Labor Treatment and the Role of an OB Nurse »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing preterm labor. Preterm labor and births still account for more than 75 percent of infant morbidity. Despite more than four decades of research, medical scientists have not been able to reduce the rate of preterm labor. Technological advances, have, however, increased the survival rate of premature infants. This essay discusses ...

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Liability in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the increased liability risks for nurses in today's health care. The writer argues that a principal method for reducing liability is through the process of incident reporting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Music as a Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper offers a brief literature review, which summarizes and compares five nursing studies that addressed the use of music in regards to reducing anxiety and/or pain associated with medical procedures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Burnout »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper discusses what burnout is, the causes of burnout and some strategies for reducing one's vulnerability to burnout. Research studies are also reported. Burnout is a national epidemic and even more prevalent in helping professions such as nursing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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Reduction of Elderly Depression Through Reminiscence Therapy Intervention »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper discussing a method of reducing depression among older individuals through encouraging them to revisit the past and conduct a life review. The concept of reminiscence therapy seems rather simplistic, but its simplicity may be one factor that makes it so effective. Research and observation both conclude that reminiscing effects ...

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2 Topics Involving Health Care Management »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper that addresses two topics - interdisciplinary teams and strategic planning to reduce nurse turnover. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Home Falls and Best Practices »

Number of Pages: 4

This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of nursing home falls. Best practices are recommended to reduce falls based on a review of literature. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Pediatric Nursing and Secondhand Smoke »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper considers the issue of secondhand smoke and the impact on the health of young children. This paper considers the current research regarding the impact of secondhand smoke and health risks for pediatric patients and attempts to determine the role that nurses can take in reducing the health risks because of ...

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Communitarian Perspective, Informaticist »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that responds to three issues. The first scenario discusses a new director who is a demanding leader. Communitarian perspective is discussed. The paper discusses how technology can reduce medical errors. The paper also discusses the competencies and duties of a nursing informaticist. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Prenatal and Postnatal Care Intervention »

Number of Pages: 16

This 16 page paper considers the way that intervention nursing in the community may be used to reduce the infant mortality rate and increase birth weights of new born babies in African American families. The paper considers the background and explains how home visits need to be instigated so that they do add value to ...

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Peplau and Orem/Core Concepts »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, who are two of the nursing profession’s most influential theorists. Peplau’s Interpersonal Nursing Theory and Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory have for decades provided nurses with a foundational understanding of nursing that has facilitated both everyday nursing care and nursing research. ...

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Patient Care Ethics and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in nursing management and assesses the ethical implications of the use of nursing assistants and certified nurses aides in place of nurses. This paper considers the management issues as well as the ethical problems that stem from this type of focus, and also attempts ...

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Surgical ICU Clinical Practice and Theoretical Nursing Models »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses applying nurse models to ICU clinical practice. Applying nursing theory, that is, theoretical frameworks proposed by nursing theorists such as Neuman, Orem and Roy, to clinical practice has been a longstanding focus of attention within nursing scholarship (Smith 16). The following examination of three nursing theories, specifically ...

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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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Nursing Management/Retention Issues »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper in which the writer explores and summarizes various strategies hat can be employed by nursing management. The problems with turnover and nurse retention that have been have been typical of this nursing unit over the last several years are actually quite typical of the country as a whole, as nationally, ...

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