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1. Falcone, Carol. Certified Nursing Assistants' Knowledge, Confidence, and Effectiveness in Providing End-of-Life Care.

Degree: MSN, 2011, Rhode Island College

The objective of this research was to explore the knowledge, confidence and effectiveness level of certified nursing assistants (CNAs) working with persons at end-of-life (EOL). This study was a descriptive, one-dimensional study that was conducted at a long term care (LTC) facility in Rhode Island. Participants answered demographic and confidence questionnaires and completed a short exam. The participants regularly provided care for persons at EOL, but received no additional training in that specialty. The 20 participants were fro,m diverse backgrounds and cultures. The study was conducted over two months and results indicated perceived confidence and effectiveness levels higher than knowledge scores. Over fifty percent of the participants received a score of less than 70% on the knowledge exam. There were multiple findings that implied a need for further research. The number of individuals receiving EOL care in nursing homes has escalated over the past decade. To provide quality care to the terminally ill, including general comfort, pain relief, spiritual, and emotional support, it must be provided by qualified nursing assistants. It is the premise of the researcher that nursing assistants who provide the majority of care to patients at EOL require specialized training to meet both nursing assistant and patient needs. The findings from this study support this premise and have implications for research and practice in end-of-life care. Advisors/Committee Members: Jeanne Schwager, Cynthia Padula.

Subjects/Keywords: Health care; Nursing; end-of-life care; nursing assistants; CNAs

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APA (6th Edition):

Falcone, C. (2011). Certified Nursing Assistants' Knowledge, Confidence, and Effectiveness in Providing End-of-Life Care. (Masters Thesis). Rhode Island College. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/81

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Falcone, Carol. “Certified Nursing Assistants' Knowledge, Confidence, and Effectiveness in Providing End-of-Life Care.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Rhode Island College. Accessed November 20, 2019. https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/81.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Falcone, Carol. “Certified Nursing Assistants' Knowledge, Confidence, and Effectiveness in Providing End-of-Life Care.” 2011. Web. 20 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Falcone C. Certified Nursing Assistants' Knowledge, Confidence, and Effectiveness in Providing End-of-Life Care. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Rhode Island College; 2011. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/81.

Council of Science Editors:

Falcone C. Certified Nursing Assistants' Knowledge, Confidence, and Effectiveness in Providing End-of-Life Care. [Masters Thesis]. Rhode Island College; 2011. Available from: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/81


Rhode Island College

2. D'Orazio, Margaret A. Program Development to Educate Nurses Regarding Pressure Ulcer Detection and Documentation.

Degree: MSN, 2010, Rhode Island College

Pressure ulcers continue to be a major health care problem in terms of pain, quality of life, and loss of function for patients entering the acute care system. The ability of nursing professionals to identify, treat, and clearly document pressure ulcers present on admission (PO A) is a safety indicator distinguishing good_ hospitals from Centers of Excellence. Competence of the nurses at the point of entry is critical to perform an accurate skin assessment. Timely identification, objective measurement, treatment, and documentation of pressure ulcers require that nurses have adequate knowledge of this complex, multi-factorial condition. The purpose of this project was to increase Emergency Department nurses' knowledge about pressure ulcer risks, staging, and wound description for documentation purposes. Benner's (1986) research, based on the Dreyfus and Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition, was used as a framework to explore the impact of an educational program on nurses• knowledge levels to advance clinical practice and awareness of practice standards. Findings, recommendations, and implications for nursing practice are presented and discussed. Advisors/Committee Members: Cynthia Padula, Nancy Blasdell.

Subjects/Keywords: Health care; Geriatric Nursing; Nursing; pressure ulcers; Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition; nursing education; nursing assessment

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APA (6th Edition):

D'Orazio, M. A. (2010). Program Development to Educate Nurses Regarding Pressure Ulcer Detection and Documentation. (Masters Thesis). Rhode Island College. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/83

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

D'Orazio, Margaret A. “Program Development to Educate Nurses Regarding Pressure Ulcer Detection and Documentation.” 2010. Masters Thesis, Rhode Island College. Accessed November 20, 2019. https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/83.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

D'Orazio, Margaret A. “Program Development to Educate Nurses Regarding Pressure Ulcer Detection and Documentation.” 2010. Web. 20 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

D'Orazio MA. Program Development to Educate Nurses Regarding Pressure Ulcer Detection and Documentation. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Rhode Island College; 2010. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/83.

Council of Science Editors:

D'Orazio MA. Program Development to Educate Nurses Regarding Pressure Ulcer Detection and Documentation. [Masters Thesis]. Rhode Island College; 2010. Available from: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/83


Rhode Island College

3. Reis Savard, Victoria Lee. A Program Evaluation of a Nurse-led Interdisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic.

Degree: MSN, 2010, Rhode Island College

Heart failure (HF) is a major health disparity that accounts for a vast number of hospitalizations as well as re-hospitalizations. In 2006. the estimated direct cost of HF in the United States (US) was 29.6 billion dollars (American Heart Association [AHA], 2005). HF is not only costly but it also accounts for approximately 287,000 deaths in the US each year (AHA). Significant improvements in patient outcomes are evident when patients are referred to HF clinics. From the literature it appears that referred clients have less frequent re-hospitalizations in addition to improved quality of life. Nurse-led outpatient HF clinics offer behavioral specific knowledge necessary to engage in health promotion. Due to the complexity of the disease, it is appropriate to refer clients diagnosed with HF to nurse-led outpatient HF clinics. The purpose of this project was to validate and possibly expand knowledge about specific aspects of the nursing role in particular that contribute to improved outcomes in nurse-led HF clinics. A nurse interview and nurse-client observations were performed with specific emphasis on the role of the nurse. Scores were assessed on five clients using the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure questionnaire. Each demonstrated improvement on questionnaire responses during the six month period, with scores varying in improvement from I 0-12 points at the six month mark. Statistics related to re-hospitalization rates and ER visits were provided for the program evaluation by the clinic. The HF clinic demonstrated a 30 day re-hospitalization rate less than the national average of 24o/o, with a percentage of 18.6o/o. Components of a successful program were observed during an evaluation of the program. Recommendations and implications for advanced practice are discussed. Advisors/Committee Members: Cynthia Padula, Nancy Blasdell.

Subjects/Keywords: Health care; Nursing; heart failure; interdisciplinary; nurse-led; nursing; re-hospitalization

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APA (6th Edition):

Reis Savard, V. L. (2010). A Program Evaluation of a Nurse-led Interdisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic. (Masters Thesis). Rhode Island College. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/85

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Reis Savard, Victoria Lee. “A Program Evaluation of a Nurse-led Interdisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic.” 2010. Masters Thesis, Rhode Island College. Accessed November 20, 2019. https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/85.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Reis Savard, Victoria Lee. “A Program Evaluation of a Nurse-led Interdisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic.” 2010. Web. 20 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Reis Savard VL. A Program Evaluation of a Nurse-led Interdisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Rhode Island College; 2010. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/85.

Council of Science Editors:

Reis Savard VL. A Program Evaluation of a Nurse-led Interdisciplinary Heart Failure Clinic. [Masters Thesis]. Rhode Island College; 2010. Available from: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/85

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