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2315-4578 (Online)
2251-3582 (Print)

Journal of Nursing

Journal of Nursing is an international, peer reviewed, scientific journal that seeks to promote the development and exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to all spheres of nursing practice. Journal content includes clinical topics, integrative or systematic literature reviews, research, and practice improvement initiatives that provide nurses globally with implications for translation of new knowledge into practice.

The journal welcomes studies that aim to evaluate and understand complex health care interventions and health policies and which employ the most rigorous designs and methods appropriate for the research question of interest.

Original Article

Caixia Zhang, Jianfang Sun
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Abstract

This article is to explore risk factors of neurosurgical nursing and its countermeasures. A total of 95 neurosurgical patients admitted in our hospital from January 2016 to February 2017 were enrolled in this study. All clinical data of 94 neurosurgical patients were retrospectively analyzed, including the records of treatment, the records of medication and changes in vital signs. The risk factors in the nursing process were summarize and effective interventions were explored. Through the retrospective analysis of 94 cases of neurosurgical patients, it is concluded that there are some problems in daily nursing work such as lack of humanistic care, privilege curing over nursing, uneven allocation of medical resources and substandard environmental facilities. The risk factors caused mainly from 4 aspects: the department management, nursing staff, the environment and patients. Effective countermeasures need to be taken from the above 4 aspects: to improve the department system, perfect the reward and punishment mechanism; to strengthen nurse-patient communications, implement humanistic care; to improve the hospital environment, perfect the infrastructure; to assess safety risk factors, take predictive nursing measures, improve the quality of neurosurgery care from the whole.

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Original Article

Hui Wang, Liqian Chen
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Objective: To explore the application of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) nursing technology in clinical nursing of oncology. Methods: Through the training and learning of TCM care organized by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of TCM with six bases are mastered. The TCM special nursing techniques that suitable for cancer patients were selected, then promoted and applied in our department. Results: The level of TCM theory of nursing staffs and Chinese medicine care operation technology were improved significantly. Satisfaction of tumor patients and their families towards nursing service was improved. Conclusion: Chinese medicine theory and skills are the basis of Chinese medicine care. TCM Nursing Technology should be given full play to the advantages of TCM.

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Original Article

Haijiao Wang
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Objective To explore the effect of nursing intervention on quality of life in elderly patients with hypertension and control of blood pressure in elderly hypertensive patients. Methods from February 2016 to January 2017 in our hospital 76 cases as the research object, randomly divided into observation group and control group. Two groups were given different nursing programs, support treatment and control group the routine nursing, the observation group in the control group based on the nursing plan for this group of patients with blood pressure in daily 5 time points for dynamic monitoring, to develop individualized therapy according to the fluctuation of blood pressure rhythm and drug action time, including health education, diet refers to life Guide and psychological intervention. Then evaluate the hypotensive effect of two groups of patients, medication compliance and quality of life scores. The results of two groups of patients with different nursing intervention, blood pressure were significantly decreased, the total efficiency of the observation group (97.37%) was significantly higher than the control group (76.36%), the nursing satisfaction of the observation group (92.11%) was significantly higher than the control group (76.31%), the observation group of medication compliance and quality of life score was significantly better than the control group, the difference was significant (P < 0.05), there was statistical significance. Conclusion the time nursing intervention for elderly patients with high blood pressure control, according to the drug From sexual promotion, quality of life and improvement of nursing satisfaction has positive significance, worthy of clinical application.

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Original Article

Haining Wang, Jianping Zhang
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To analyze the causes of adverse events in psychiatric department and put forward the preventive measures. Method:The nursing adverse events occurred in the psychiatric hospital from 2014-2016 were investigated and analyzed. Results: The frequency of psychiatric nursing adverse events ranging in the top three being 21 cases of patients fallen from bed, 15 cases of patients hurting others and 11 cases of patients wandering away. These adverse events result in different degree of damages caused to the patients ranging from mild to moderate injury. The main causes of the adverse events could be due to the lack of responsibility and professional knowledge of the nursing staff or the nursing staff did not abide by the rules and regulations of the department. Conclusion: The most effective way to prevent the occurrence of nursing adverse events is to enhance the safety management of wards and the technical training of nursing staff.

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Original Article

Zhihua Zhang, Dongyan Shan, Jie Zhang, Yi Zhou
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Objective The objective is to explore the effect of nurses having different length of service on the success rate of blood collecting and patients’ pain intensity through radial and femoral artery. Methods Research objects are 178 cases of respiratory patients. Nurses are divided into three groups: less than 3 years group, 3 to 5 years group, more than 5 years group. The success rate of blood collecting and patients’ pain intensity through radial and femoral artery are counted, to compare the difference of those. Result The success rate of femoral artery blood collection was higher than the that of radial artery blood collection. Less than 3 years group in the success rate of blood collecting on radial and femoral artery <3 years group was significantly lower than that in 3 to 5 years group and more than 5 years group. Patients’ pain intensity through radial artery blood collection was higher than femoral artery blood collection. Conclusion For inexperienced junior nurses, we suggested femoral artery blood collection; for the relatively experienced senior nurses, we recommend radial artery blood collection.

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Journal of Nursing is an international, peer reviewed, scientific journal that seeks to promote the development and exchange of knowledge that is directly relevant to all spheres of nursing practice. Journal content includes clinical topics, integrative or systematic literature reviews, research, and practice improvement initiatives that provide nurses globally with implications for translation of new knowledge into practice.

The journal welcomes studies that aim to evaluate and understand complex health care interventions and health policies and which employ the most rigorous designs and methods appropriate for the research question of interest.The article categories within the journal include (but are not limited to) the following fields:

  • Nursing and Midwifery practice
  • Research methodology
  • Evidence based practice
  • New role in practice
  • Systematic reviews
  • Case studies
  • Ethical and professional issues
  • Management in health care
  • Sustainability in health and health care provision
  • Inpatient Care
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Research
  • Obstetrical Nursing
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Science

 

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