The connected age: big data & data visualization.
Nurs Educ Perspect. 2014 Jul-Aug;35(4):267-8
Authors: Skiba DJ
PMID: 25158424 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Survey: digital health tools making a difference.
Can Nurse. 2014 Jun;110(5):8-9
PMID: 25076563 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
[Spitex: potential savings with informatics].
Krankenpfl Soins Infirm. 2014;107(6):30-1
Authors: von Dewitz M
PMID: 24964595 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Nurs Womens Health. 2014 Feb-Mar;18(1):87-8
Authors: Chichester M
PMID: 24548504 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Transmission of hepatitis C from a midwife to a patient through non-exposure prone procedures.
J Med Virol. 2014 Feb;86(2):235-40
Authors: Muir D, Chow Y, Tedder R, Smith D, Harrison J, Holmes A
A woman developed acute hepatitis C (HCV) infection 2 months after delivering her baby at a London Hospital. The other patients who had been on the unit at the same time all had negative HCV serology antenatally. Testing of the healthcare workers who had been involved in this patient's care revealed that one of the midwives who only worked on the postnatal unit was chronically infected with the same viral genotype. Sequencing and phylogenetic analysis revealed close identity between the viruses from the two individuals. Although, the midwife had only performed non-exposure prone procedures including venepuncture and cannulation, our findings indicate that transmission of the virus had occurred from the healthcare worker to the patient. The potential implications of this case within the setting of national policy on blood borne viruses and healthcare workers are discussed.
PMID: 24166559 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
A health policy resource guide for nurses.
J Contin Educ Nurs. 2014 May;45(5):203-4
Authors: Falk NL
This column helps nurses and advanced practice nurses learn why it is essential to engage in health policy. It also supports readers in their efforts to discover new understanding and take action.
PMID: 24801823 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Core communication competencies in patient-centered care.
ABNF J. 2014;25(2):40-5
Authors: Boykins AD
Effective communication between the patient and nurse is an essential requirement for nursing practice and for patient-centered care. Nursing faculty that teach in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs play a significant role in preparing the nursing workforce to communicate effectively and provide patient-centered care. Patient-centered care, interprofessional collaboration, and informatics are necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for nurses across educational levels in order to meet the needs of patients, and improve the quality and safety of the health care system environment. The focus of this article is to provide information on core nursing competencies for effective communication and to discuss communication tools used in patient-centered care, interprofessional collaboration, and informatics.
PMID: 24855804 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Caveat evidence: be a discriminating scrutinizer of health care information.
Crit Care Nurse. 2013 Aug;33(4):11-7
Authors: Alspach JG
PMID: 23908165 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Mother lodes and mining tools: big data for nursing science.
Nurs Res. 2014 May-Jun;63(3):155
Authors: Henly SJ
PMID: 24785242 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Transitioning to ICD-10.
Urol Nurs. 2014 Jan-Feb;34(1):29-32, 37
Authors: Talebian S
PMID: 24716378 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]