Successful internship program is fundamental to providing education and training to help the nurse interns make transition from novice to advanced beginner who can demonstrate satisfactory performance and deal with actual and emergency situations before they assume the professional nurses’ roles which will increase their satisfaction. Also, emergency care patients benefit from the attention of nurse interns with a high competence level. Aim of the study: Enhancing nurse interns` competencies at emergency units and its effect on their satisfaction. Design: A quasi experimental design was used in this study. Setting: This study was conducted at Emergency Units at Benha University Hospital. Subjects: A convenient sample of 75 nurse interns recruited from the presented units. Tools for data collection: The study tools divided into four tools. Competencies Knowledge Questionnaire, Performance Observational Checklist, Nurse Interns` Attitude Questionnaire and Nurse Interns Satisfaction Questionnaire. The results showed that, there was very highly statistically significant improvement among nurse interns' knowledge, skills and attitude regarding competencies after implementation of the program. There was highly statistical significant improvement in nurse interns` satisfaction level after implementation of the program. As 16.00% of them were satisfied before program implementation which improved to 66.70% immediate post educational program. The studyconcluded that, the implementation of competencies program was significantly succeeded in enhancing total knowledge, skills and attitude of nurse interns that significantly improves their satisfaction level. The study recommended that, Conducting continuous in-service training and education programs which contribute much to the development of competencies of nurses and nurse interns at the hospital.
Background: The nursing discipline is growing, and higher education in nursing aims to prepare students to develop their capabilities to become independent professionals with a lifelong learning, enabling them to adapt their knowledge in relation to advances in both nursing theory and practice. Today learning is the essential issue in training and strong lever in dealing with the social challenges considered the product of learning and enhancing knowledge and skills. So one of the important and effective factors of the learning is the learning style. Learning styles are not individual’s abilities but the preference of a person in receiving information. Understanding students’ learning styles is important because if educational materials and teaching styles are in line with learning styles, this can enhance learning and promote academic achievement.Aims: The present study aims to determine bachelor nursing students’ learning styles and its relation to their learning and academic achievement.Design:The study used descriptive correctional study.Methods:The study was conducted at Faculty of Nursing at King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia. All nursing students, enrolled in the Faculty of Nursing from three levels of academic year, fourth, sixth, and eighth at the time of the study of the academic year 2018-2019 were included in the study (n= 117). Three tools were used for data collection namely; Learning Style Questionnaire (LSQ), The Revised two-factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) and Retrospective Audit.Results: Based on the study findings of this study, it could be found that there was no significant relationship between overall learning style and approach of learning with nursing students’ achievement. While a significant relationship was proved between nursing student active/reflective learning style and nursing student achievement. The majority of the undergraduate nursing students at Faculty of Nursing, King Khalid University regards of their academic year showed Visual/Verbalis the most prefer learning style. Conclusions: It was concluded that learning is enhanced when active learning style and most nursing students preferred visual/verbal learning style. It is recommended to the developed further studies in other faculties of nursing in Saudi Arabia.
Background: Evidence demonstrates that controlling pain in the preterm infants during the neonatal periods is improving physiological, behavioral and hormonal outcomes. Eye shield and massage may play an important role as a non-pharmacological pain management during venipuncture.
Aim: Is to investigate effect of eye shield and massage on preterm infants’ pain response during venipuncture.
Patients and Methods:
Time seriesquasi experimental research design was carried out on a randomized sample of 100 newborn infants attending the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of El Manial University Hospital (Kasr Al Ainy), (30control group,30 eye shield group and 30 massage group). Neonatal assessment tool and Preterm Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) were utilized for data collection.
Results: There was a significant mean difference between control, eye shield and massage groups regarding PIPP pain assessment scores in three time frames (before venipuncture T0, during T1 and after T2) at P? 0.00 but there wasn’t a significant mean differences after 5 min (T3). Massage group had the fewest mean PIPP score during four time frames (3.50±0.97 before venipuncture, 8.16±1.91 during venipuncture, 4.30±4.30 after venipuncture and 3.22±0.81 after 5 minutes of venipuncture).
Conclusion: ANOVA indicated that massage and eye shield groups showed a significant reduction in preterm infant’s pain response than control group during venipuncture but massage was more effective than eye shield.
Recommendations: Further studies needed to evaluate the effect of massage in combination with eye shield on preterm infant pain response.
Background: There are emerging trends that correlate patient safety to positive results for patients, such as decreases in readmission and mortality rates, and an increase in patient satisfaction. Moreover, positive safety culture can also be related to a lower rate of adverse events.
Aim of the study:This study was conducted to assess patients’ risks in intensive care units to design and validate a safety plan for patients’ safety. Methods: Research design: prospective observational design is used in this study.Setting: This study was conducted in two intensive care units, one at Mansoura and the second at Assuit University Hospital. Subjects: Three groups of subjects participated in this study; staff nurses N= (41), nurse managers N= (21) and an expert’s panel N= (20). Data collections tools: two tools were used for data collection. The patient risk assessment questionnaire which includes two parts; the first part contains demographic data; the second part contained 63 risk associated items. The second tool involved validity forms to assess validity of the proposed patient safety plan. Results:the degree of risk in intensive care units ranged from low to moderate. The expert panel agreed on the validity of the proposed patient safety plan. Conclusion:After obtaining content validity and including the given risks, a safety plan was developed. Recommendations:Each hospital’s critical care nursing staff, administrators and nurse managers, should examine how best to improve their work environment to decrease the risk in already vulnerable patients by participating in updating and dissemination of a patient safety plan.
Inter professional collaboration and team work between nurses is crucial for improving patient outcome and quality of care. This study aims to study the inter professional collaboration between nurses-physicians and its effects on nurses team activities at Tanta University Hospitals. Data were collected by using two tools. Tool 1: Jefferson scale) 2009) of Attitude toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration andmodified byAyman El sous(2017). It Includes has six subscales that measure (a) nurse-physician collaboration (8 items) (b) doctors authority (2 items) (c) shared education (3 items) (d) Nursing role in patient care (2 items) (e) disconnecting communication between nurses-physician (4 items).(f) Nurse-physician communication (4 items) responses ranged from 1-5 score. Tool 2: measures team activities scale was used to assess nurses team activities interactions, modified by the researcher based on Thompson)(2007), these included 15 items. Responses was measured in five liker scale ranging from (5) all of the time to none of the time (1). Results and conclusion revealed that the total scores indicted that nurses have more positive attitudes towards nurse-physician inter professional collaboration than physicians. Also, the result reveals that 67% of nurses have high attitude level toward nurses team activities attitudes.Recommendations: Based on the results of the present study recommended that Initiating and developing mutually respectful inter-professional relationships between nurses and physicians. Also, encourage continuing in-service-training program and workshop these with a focus on teamwork and communication.