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1. Reed, Andie. Assessment of Falls on a Medical-Telemetry Unit.

Degree: MSN, 2017, University of San Francisco

The purpose of this quality improvement project aimed at reducing falls on a medical-telemetry unit in a large metropolitan Magnet hospital. It was important for the MSN/CNL students to focus on falls because it is not just a concern for this institution, it is a national dilemma that needs to be addressed. Due to the complexities and intricate details of the IRB process, the MSN/CNL students were unable to collect data or further advance their project into the microsystem. Instead, information was attained from the University of San Francisco database to allow the MSN/CNL students to continue with the steps of the process. The MSN/CNL students first focused on assessing the medical-telemetry unit by collecting data on the occurrences of falls. There were a reported 31 falls in the fiscal year 2016 with an increase to 36 falls in fiscal year 2017. Currently, patients are assessed for fall risk by using the Morse Fall Scale tool. The MSN/CNL students then split up into groups to observe nurses during shift report, during assessment of the patients for fall risk and while documenting the fall risk. After assessment, the Just-In-Time training was adapted and utilized. The Just-In-Time training focused on educating the nurses on the importance and proper way of implementing the Morse Fall Scale to decipher a patient’s fall risk. Success of the Just-In-Time training was seen when the nurse properly performed the Morse Fall Scale on their patients and felt comfortable using the tool. Once the phases of evaluation were completed, the MSN/CNL continued to evaluate to see if the number of falls decreased within the time frame given. Advisors/Committee Members: Debra Martinez, Michael Bueno, Danijela Pavlic.

Subjects/Keywords: inpatient falls; hospital falls; medical patient falls; falls prevention; fall risk; fall risk tool; Diagnosis; Equipment and Supplies; Investigative Techniques; Medicine and Health Sciences; Physical Therapy

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APA (6th Edition):

Reed, A. (2017). Assessment of Falls on a Medical-Telemetry Unit. (Thesis). University of San Francisco. Retrieved from https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/704

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Reed, Andie. “Assessment of Falls on a Medical-Telemetry Unit.” 2017. Thesis, University of San Francisco. Accessed August 20, 2019. https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/704.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Reed, Andie. “Assessment of Falls on a Medical-Telemetry Unit.” 2017. Web. 20 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Reed A. Assessment of Falls on a Medical-Telemetry Unit. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2017. [cited 2019 Aug 20]. Available from: https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/704.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Reed A. Assessment of Falls on a Medical-Telemetry Unit. [Thesis]. University of San Francisco; 2017. Available from: https://repository.usfca.edu/capstone/704

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Alghamdi, Mohammed G. The Impact of Practice Environment and Nursing Workload on Patient Outcomes among Non-Magnet Hospitals in Saudi Arabia.

Degree: PhD, Nursing, 2017, University of San Diego

Aim. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of nursing practice environment and perceived nursing workload on 4 dependent variables of patient outcomes including patient satisfaction, patient falls, pressure ulcers, and in-hospital mortality. Design. A cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational design was utilized with self-administered questionnaires and secondary data analysis. Method. A convenient sample of 355 full-time registered nurses (88.7% response rate) was recruited from 4 governmental hospitals in Saudi Arabia to complete anonymous surveys that measured their perception of practice environment and nursing workload. The PES-NWI was used to measure nursing practice environment and the IWPS-R was used to capture the perceived nursing workload. The 4 patient outcomes were retrieved from electronic patient records during a 6-month period from June 2016 to November. Findings. The results showed significant negative correlations between nursing practice environment and the patient outcomes of patient falls and mortality rate. Patient satisfaction and pressure ulcers did not show any significant correlation with nursing practice environment. The second independent variable of nursing workload showed a significant negative correlation with the patient outcomes of pressure ulcers and mortality rate. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis that nurses’ demographic variables, nursing practice environment, and nursing workload explained 16% of the variation in patient satisfaction, 20% in patient falls, 14% in pressure ulcers, and 18% in mortality rate. Conclusion. The evaluation of the associations between the variables of interest supported the conceptual model that were guided by Donabedian’s model of healthcare quality, which emphasized the importance of the professional practice environment and nursing workload on patient outcomes.

Subjects/Keywords: health care management; workload; patient outcomes; patient satisfaction; patient falls; pressure ulcers; in-hospital mortality; Health and Medical Administration; Nursing

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APA (6th Edition):

Alghamdi, M. G. (2017). The Impact of Practice Environment and Nursing Workload on Patient Outcomes among Non-Magnet Hospitals in Saudi Arabia. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of San Diego. Retrieved from https://digital.sandiego.edu/dissertations/94

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Alghamdi, Mohammed G. “The Impact of Practice Environment and Nursing Workload on Patient Outcomes among Non-Magnet Hospitals in Saudi Arabia.” 2017. Doctoral Dissertation, University of San Diego. Accessed August 20, 2019. https://digital.sandiego.edu/dissertations/94.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Alghamdi, Mohammed G. “The Impact of Practice Environment and Nursing Workload on Patient Outcomes among Non-Magnet Hospitals in Saudi Arabia.” 2017. Web. 20 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Alghamdi MG. The Impact of Practice Environment and Nursing Workload on Patient Outcomes among Non-Magnet Hospitals in Saudi Arabia. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of San Diego; 2017. [cited 2019 Aug 20]. Available from: https://digital.sandiego.edu/dissertations/94.

Council of Science Editors:

Alghamdi MG. The Impact of Practice Environment and Nursing Workload on Patient Outcomes among Non-Magnet Hospitals in Saudi Arabia. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of San Diego; 2017. Available from: https://digital.sandiego.edu/dissertations/94

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