Nurse Practitioner, 21 8 , 19-24. Nurse Health Care Perspect, 21, 14-21. Open discussion was encouraged, and 20 minutes were allowed for questions and answers following the lecture and slide presentation. An Attitudinal Shift Continuing education can seem like a burden, but it can also be embraced as an opportunity. An osteoporosis educational program was presented to nurses as part of a continuing education symposium on women's health issues. However, they have not been copyedited.
One need only scan a newspaper or read a weekly magazine to be astounded by the number of stories about new medical breakthroughs, disease processes, emerging threats of disease, or innovations in medical and health care technology. This assignment uses a rubric. In search of the impact of continuing education. The baseline mean score in this scale was 4. In addition, factors that would facilitate degree completion in academia and work environments were examined. The null hypothesis was analyzed using a t-test at a. They were also more likely to possess higher levels of nursing education and have children or dependents.
Royal College of Nursing Research Series. Osteoporosis generally affects postmenopausal women DeCherney, 19%; Melton et al. Various combinations of calcium, vitamin D, and weight-bearing exercise can retard bone loss. When we graduate from nursing school, we have a basic foundation of relative expertise that puts us in the novice phase of our career as nurses. Although at first glance the identification of four facilitators and three barriers may appear to indicate an advance toward progression to baccalaureate education, the magnitude of the barriers may outweigh that of the facilitators. Meanwhile, you also learn that, even if a patient presents as male, that individual may still need gynecological care.
After adjusting for patient characteristics and hospital structural characteristics size, teaching status, level of technology , as well as for nurse staffing, nurse experience, and whether the patient's surgeon was board certified, a 10% increase in the proportion of nurses holding a bachelor's degree was associated with a 5% decrease in both the likelihood of patients dying within 30 days of admission and the odds of failure to rescue odds ratio, 0. Based on this information, nurse educators and administrators need to develop curricula and continuing education programs that teach about the development and prevention of osteoporosis. New York: Random House , 1979. Factors in osteoporosis preventive behaviors. Four strategies for nurse educators who want to combat poor literacy and foster better-prepared students in local communities were shared. Excerpt from : Mandatory Continuing Nursing Education There is a rapid expansion of techniques and knowledge in the field of health. The lower percent of correct answers on this section suggests that pharmacists were not as familiar with general information about diabetes care, such as the signs of the disease and dietary management of hyperglycemia, as they were with information on medications; thus, general information should be emphasized in subsequent programs.
Any copyediting changes to an article will be reflected in the final electronic version appearing in the Journal. Enhances Patient Outcomes: Through continuing education either via clinical trials, videos, webinars, or reading journals, nursing practitioners are able to enhance patient outcomes, which is their ultimate objective. There were a few major limitations in this study. Method: Noblit and Hare's method was followed to increase understanding of the phenomena. Professional Journals: Most professional nursing journals offer an article for continuing education credit.
Impact of continuing education on nursing practice and quality of patient care. Adding to the seriousness of this problem is the fact that many women believe osteoporosis has warning signs such as pain, stiffness, and joint swelling typically associated with osteoarthritis National Osteoporosis Foundation, 1997b. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 1987 ; 18: 6, 209- 213. This paper will consider the significance of this shift in emphasis from both a epistemological and methodological viewpoint. Also, because this was a nonprobability sample from one geographic location, the results from these data cannot be generalized to all nurses.
To estimate construct validity, an independent sample f test was calculated to compare scores of 61 women on the Osteoporosis Knowledge Questionnaire by contrasted groups approach with a sample of 36 men. This project engaged associate degree nurses in motivational interviewing focusing on finding and removing barriers to baccalaureate matriculation and completion. Osteoporosis in perimenopausal women: Current perspectives. In addition, nurses need to have an understanding of factors related to osteoporosis prevention and be able to assist patients to initiate and maintain osteoprotective behaviors. Emphasis needs to be placed on implementing a health-promoting, osteoporosis prevention model for all ages and both sexes. Rural health care providers experience barriers to accessing relevant continuing education. It also would have been helpful to examine whether behavioral change actually occurred over a 6-month to 12-month period to better assess the impact of the program on nurses' health behaviors.
Risk-adjusted patient mortality and failure to rescue within 30 days of admission associated with nurse educational level. New England Journal of Medicine 1979 ; 300: 689- 695. The Osteoporosis Knowledge Questionnaire has a range of possible scores from zero to 22. This interaction improves their knowledge and experience, and through this, they are able to enhance, shape and guide their practice. The current environment requires a constant emphasis for a nursing practitioner to constantly improve their education. Does continuing nursing education make a difference? Research evidence derived from clinical, economic, and humanistic outcomes also strongly supports the importance of patient autonomy and a team approach to diabetes care. It Enhances Networking: By attending seminars or reviewing journals, nurses are able to interact with other healthcare professionals.
The theory-practice gap and changes in nurse education. To assess content validity, the questionnaire was evaluated by seven osteoporosis experts including five rheumatologists and two advanced practice nurses. It is essential that nurses, as the largest group of health care providers in the United States, acquire osteoporosis knowledge and incorporate it into their practices to ensure patients receive reliable information about osteoporosis, its associated consequences, and preventive behaviors. Retrospective evaluation of a pharmacist-managed warfarin anticoagulation clinic. The core philosophy of modern diabetes care puts emphasis on patient autonomy and optimal utilization of health care professionals' different specialties. The other 3 subscales with high baseline scores showed different results. Introduction to Curriculum Research and Development.