Pamela B DeGuzman, Setareh Abooali, Hessam Sadatsafavi, Genevieve Bohac, Mark Sochor
INTRODUCTION: Sensory overstimulation of autistic patients of all ages during an ED visit can ultimately lead to care escalation, but few studies have evaluated patient perspectives on improving the ED sensory experience across the age continuum. The purpose of this study was to explore patient-centered perspectives on reducing adult and pediatric autistic patients' sensory stimulation during an ED visit. METHODS: We used a qualitative descriptive design to explore how autistic patients experience sensory disruption and recommendations to improve care...
November 19, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Nese Oluc, Fatma Tas Arslan
INTRODUCTION: Reducing pain and fear during painful medical procedures in children is important since mismanagement of pain causes the child and parent to feel anxious, which can have negative long-term consequences. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of two different distraction methods in reducing pain and fear during the phlebotomy procedure in children. METHOD: The study, which has a randomized controlled experimental design was conducted between July and October 2020 with 111 children aged 6-12 years who underwent phlebotomy in the emergency department of a public hospital and their parents...
November 18, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Chang-Ping Huang, Jin-Mei Zou, Huan Ma, Ying Zhong
BACKGROUND: Emergency nurses are a professional group at a high risk of burnout and depression. This may influence their mental state and physical health. AIMS: The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between role stress, occupational burnout and depression among emergency nurses. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out among 295 emergency nurses from eight tertiary hospitals in western China. The Role Stress Scale, the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale were employed...
November 18, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Isobel Abbott, Gregory Adam Whitley
INTRODUCTION: Sexual assault and harassment of ambulance personnel in the workplace is widespread. Prevention via body worn cameras and legal efforts have been positive, however improvement is still needed to ensure the protection of staff from the negative impact of sexual violence at work. METHODS: A rapid evidence review was conducted following the Cochrane Rapid Review guidance. MEDLINE and CINAHL Complete were searched from inception to February 2023. Screening and data extraction was conducted by one author and verified by the other...
November 14, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Kate Curtis, Margaret Fry, Ramon Z Shaban, Lisa Wolf, Altair Delao, Monica Escalante Kolbuk, Belinda Kennedy, Julie Considine
BACKGROUND: Patient assessment is a core component of nursing practice and underpins safe, high-quality patient care. HIRAIDTM , an evidence-informed emergency nursing framework, provides nurses with a structured approach to patient assessment and management post triage. In Australia, HIRAIDTM resulted in significant improvements to nurse-led communication and reduced adverse patient events. OBJECTIVES: First, to explore United States (US) emergency nurses' perceptions of the evidence-informed emergency nursing framework, HIRAIDTM ; second, to determine factors that would influence the feasibility and adaptability of HIRAIDTM into nursing clinical practice in EDs within the US...
November 14, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Tao Lin, Yongli Gao, Xianqiong Feng
BACKGROUND: Emergency specialist nurses play a vital role in providing high-quality care to patients. This study investigated the innovative behavior and information literacy of emergency specialist nurses and analyzed the influence of information literacy on innovative behavior to promote the latter. METHODS: In total, 484 emergency specialist nurses in Sichuan Province, China, completed the Innovative Behavior and Information Literacy Scales. Univariate analysis, Pearson's analysis, and multiple linear regression were performed...
November 14, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Tebogo T Mamalelala, William Holzemer, Esther S Seloilwe, Emilia Iwu, Mary Kamienski
BACKGROUND: Registered nurses are primary care providers during most patient transfers from rural areas. Various local conditions and circumstances impact the provision of nursing care prior to and during transportation. These include clinic staffing, uneven access to functioning equipment and other necessary infrastructure across settings, the wide-ranging clinical need for specialty care, and complex social and interpersonal circumstances that play a role in care-seeking and transport decision-making...
November 9, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Penelope Dempster, Ana Hutchinson, Elizabeth Oldland, Stéphane L Bouchoucha
INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged health care professionals and changed our approach to care delivery. The aim in this study was to explore nurses' experiences providing care in the ED during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia and the impact of this on ED team functioning. METHODS: A qualitative explorative descriptive study was conducted using thematic analysis strategies. Participants comprised: Registered Nurses (n = 18) working in clinical roles in the Emergency Department and Leadership Registered Nurses (n = 6) within the organisation...
October 31, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Geraldine Lee, Jeroen Hendriks
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October 25, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Hilaire Christel, Saint-Cast Aubry, Tornabène Florence, El Barrak Nora, Weisslinger Lisa, Petrovic Tomislav, Lapostolle Frédéric
INTRODUCTION: Procedures to prepare and infuse intravenous drugs are poorly documented. OBJECTIVE: To determinate the optimal mode of hydroxocobalamin administration in children in emergency care. METHODS: We identified three modes of administration: (1) connect infusion tubing to the vial, start the infusion and interrupt it when the desired dose has been delivered; (2) remove from the vial the volume corresponding to the excessive dose and connect infusion tubing and (3) extract from the vial the required volume to be delivered and infuse directly...
October 20, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Samuel Wilson, Andrew Rixon, Cornelia Brown
BACKGROUND: Across a range of fields, including healthcare, heuristics are typically conceived as a source of bias and systematic error. However, research across the psychological and management sciences shows that intuition and heuristics are also vital sources of adaptive decision strategies, especially in complex, uncertain environments. The complexity of the emergency care environment marks this environment as one in which non-clinical intuitions and heuristics are likely to emerge and function as adaptive decision strategies...
October 20, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Merahi Kefyalew, Uquba Gidey, Aklilu Azazh, Melese Kaki, Nahom Mesfin
BACKGROUND: Crowding is now a familiar challenge in the Emergency Department that can lead to significant adverse outcomes, including reduced quality of care and increased length of stay. OBJECTIVE: Reduce cardiac patient length of stay from 72 h to 48 h in the Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital Adult Emergency department from August 16, 2021, to January 29, 2022, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. METHODS: Process mapping was done by members of the team working in the emergency department on patient treatment and divided into three categories...
October 18, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Müjde Kerkez, Mehmet Hayrullah Öztürk
AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the pre-hospital incident scene management of paramedic students and their anxiety levels and perception of leadership. METHOD: The sample of this descriptive correlational study consisted of 2nd-year students (N = 157) attending the associate degree program of the vocational school of healthcare services in two universities located in the eastern Turkey. No sample selection was used and the study was completed with 130 students...
October 17, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Hilla Nordquist, Anne Kouvonen
INTRODUCTION: Paramedics work in diverse, demanding prehospital settings. We examined the prevalence of critical incident (CI) experiences, critical incident stress (CI-S), and CI-S association with the intention to leave the paramedic profession, as well as the needed and received support for CI-S among Finnish paramedics. METHODS: In 2022, n = 427 Finnish paramedics from eight different organizations responded to a modified Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Critical Incident Stress Inventory and reported the CIs experienced during their EMS careers and the related CI-S within the last six months...
October 16, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Joanne M Stubbs, Shanley Chong, Helen M Achat, Vlasios Brakoulias
BACKGROUND: Hospital emergency departments (EDs) are experiencing a growth in presentations with mental health (MH) diagnoses. AIM: Describe and compare sociodemographic characteristics and clinical outcomes for people with MH and non-MH diagnoses. METHODS: A retrospective study examined routinely collected data for ED presentations in a health district in western Sydney, Australia from 2016 to 2019. Regression models examined variables according to MH status, overall and by age...
October 16, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Diana M Pituc, Sarah Smith, Leia M Y Kane, Jamie G Cooper
BACKGROUND: Emergency Department (ED) propofol sedation is widely used to facilitate reduction of fractures and dislocations, but little is known about patient and staff perceptions of the practice. Better understanding of these aspects may improve patient care. METHODS: A qualitative exploratory study involving semi-structured patient interviews and ED healthcare professional focus groups. Interviews with adult patients (≥16 years) >1 hour after their sedation episode were audio-recorded, anonymised and transcribed verbatim to an electronic database...
October 16, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Hui Grace Xu, Amanda J Ullman, Claire M Rickard, Amy Johnston
BACKGROUND: Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are commonly used devices in emergency departments (EDs), and yet relatively little is known about factors influencing Australian clinicians' adherence to the national PIVC quality and safety Standard. AIMS: To explore attitudes and experiences of ED clinicians around PIVC insertion and care processes. METHODS: This study used an exploratory qualitative approach to analyse written responses to open-ended questions included in an online national (mixed data) survey...
October 16, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Livia Valero-Verdejo, César Hueso-Montoro, María Ángeles Pérez-Morente
AIM: To evaluate HIV screening of people attending emergency services. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL Complete, Cochrane Library, Cuiden Plus, PubMed, PsycINFO, SCOPUS and Web of Science. REVIEW METHODS: The search was carried out between December 2020 and March 2021 following the recommendations set forth in the PRISMA declaration. The Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT) was used to evaluate the methodological quality of studies...
October 16, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Sofia Karlsson, Lina Gyllencreutz, Johan Hylander, Annika Eklund
INTRODUCTION: Leadership during major incidents has been described as challenging and dependent on the non-technical skills of leaders. The complex tunnel environment contributes to an even more challenging incident response. Hence, this study aims to identify elements of non-technical skills when leading collaborative road-tunnel incident responses. METHODS: The study was conducted using four focus group discussions with tactical leaders from the rescue services, emergency medical services, police, and collaborative organizations from the emergency dispatch center and road-traffic control center...
October 3, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Samuele Diodato, Yari Bardacci, Khadija El Aoufy, Simone Belli, Stefano Bambi
INTRODUCTION: Smartwatches, wrist-mounted devices with computing capacity able to connect with other devices via short-range wireless networking, are today commonly used by the general population to monitor their health status using specific applications. Currently, these devices offer new possibilities in remote health care monitoring and integration with other applications, through alert notifications, collection of personal data by a variety of sensors and the storage of these data...
October 3, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
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