THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 29 NUMBER 3

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The safety of nurses during the restraining of aggressive patients in an acute psychiatric unit
The aim of the study was to describe patterns of injuries sustained by nurses during the restraining of aggressive patients and to identify factors in the restraining process that can be modified to improve the safety of nurses during restraining.

KEY WORDS: Restraining, physical assault, aggressive patients, safety

Nompilo Moyo, RN, BSc(Nurs), DipNEd, DipMHN&PN, MPH , MHAdmin, Nurse Educator, Careers Australia Melbourne Australia. nompiloo@yahoo.com
Priscilla Robinson, BNurs, MPH, MHSc( PHP), PhD, Academic coordinator, MPH, MPH&MHA and MPH&MID
programs School of Public Health and human biosciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria,
Australia. priscilla.robinson@latrobe.edu.au

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Lecture Capture: first year student nurses’ experiences of a web-based lecture technology
This exploratory evaluation sought to examine students’ experiences of receiving lectures via a web-based digital lecture technology, Lecture Capture.

KEY WORDS: Higher Education; Lecture Capture; On-line learning; Student evaluation; Undergraduate nurse education; Web-based technologies.

Professor Marie Cooke, RN; Dip App Sc; B App Sc; MSPD; PhD, Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Development and School of Nursing & Midwifery Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, Queensland, Australia. m.cooke@griffith.edu.au
Ms Bernadette Watson, RN; RM; BN, Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery Nathan Campus,
Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia. bernadette.m.watson@griffith.edu.au
Mr Edward Blacklock, RN; BA MA (Counselling), Associate Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery Nathan
Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia. eblacklock@griffith.edu.au
Dr Martha Mansah, RN; BN (Hons); MRCA; PhD, Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery Nathan Campus,
Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia. m.mansah@griffith.edu.au
Dr Matylda Howard, RN; BNg; MBA (Quality Mgt), HlthScD, GradCert HE, Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia. matylda.howard@griffith.edu.au
Dr Amy Johnston, BSc (Hons); Med; PhD, Senior Lecturer, Eskitis Institute of Cell and Molecular
Therapies and School of Nursing & Midwifery Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia.
a.johnston@griffith.edu.au
Dr Marion Tower, RN; PhD, BN Program Director and Deputy Head of School, School of Nursing & Midwifery Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD, Australia. m.tower@griffith.edu.au
Ms Jenny Murfield, BSc (Hons), Research Development Coordinator, Research Centre for Community and Clinical Practice Innovation, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia. j.murfield@griffith.edu.au

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A glimpse of the future nursing workforce: the Graduate e-cohort Study
This paper outlines the demographic profile, workforce trajectory and study intentions of the first cohort of newly graduated and registered nurses participating in the Graduate e-cohort Study.

KEY WORDS: Graduate nurses, nursing workforce, retention, longitudinal research, Internet research

Annette Huntington, RN, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Nursing, School of Health and Social Services, Massey University, PO Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand. a.d.huntington@massey.ac.nz
Jean Gilmour, RN, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Services, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. j.a.gilmour@massey.ac.nz
Stephen Neville, RN, PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Services, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. s.j.neville@massey.ac.nz
Susan Kellett, RN, BN(Hons), Project Manager, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. s.kellet@uq.edu.au
Catherine Turner, RN, PhD, Professor of Nursing and Head of School, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. c.turner@uq.edu.au

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Identifying medication documentation errors using handwritten versus pre-printed ICU flowcharts
To compare and review medication documentation errors using handwritten versus pre-printed ICU flowcharts.

KEY WORDS: Intensive Care Unit, medication errors, prescribing and administration documentation errors, ICU flowcharts, adverse drug events.

Natasha Franklin, BN, CCRN, AFCHSM, Nurse Educator, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Australia. Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2010 Australia. nfranklin@stvincents.com.au

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Skin inspection for evaluating the presence of risk indicators to developing pressure ulcers
The skin of patients with multisystem trauma or spinal cord injury was inspected in order to evaluate the presence of indicators of risk for pressure ulcer development associated with the Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) descriptor ‘Tissue Integrity: Skin and Mucosa’.

KEY WORDS: Nursing, Outcome Assessment, Skin, Pressure Ulcer.

Francisca Aline Arrais Sampaio Santos, RN, PhD, Nursing Professor, Federal University of Maranhão,
Brazil. alinearrais@hotmail.com
Allyne Fortes Vitor, RN, PhD, Nursing Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
allynefortes@yahoo.com.br
Iane Ximenes Teixeira, RN, Master Student, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil. ianeximenes@yahoo.com.br
Renata Pereira de Melo, RN, MSN, Doctoral Student, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil. CAPES scholarship. renatameloufc@yahoo.com.br
Marcos Venícios de Oliveira Lopes, RN, PhD, Nursing Professor, Federal University of Ceará / Brazil.
marcos@ufc.br

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Graduate entry to practice in nursing: exploring demographic characteristics of commencing students
Graduate entry to nursing programs are new to Australia. This paper reports on an analysis of students enrolled in an accelerated, pre-registration, masters-level nursing course in Melbourne, Australia.

KEY WORDS: accelerated program, graduate entry, masters, nursing, pre-registration, second-degree

Lisa McKenna, PhD MEdSt GradDipHealthAdmin&InfoSys RN RM, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Building 13C Clayton Campus, Monash University, Victoria, Australia. Lisa.McKenna@monash.edu
Rebecca Vanderheide, RN, Bach Health Sci, MN, Master of Bioethics, Grad Cert HE, CT Cert
Lecturer and Coordinator Master of Nursing Practice, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Building 13C Clayton Campus, Monash University, Victoria, Australia. Rebecca.Vanderheide@monash.edu

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Consumer perceptions of the effectiveness of a breast care nurse in providing coordinated care to women with breast cancer in Queensland, Australia
To assess the effectiveness of a breast care nurse (BCN) in supporting women with breast cancer.

KEY WORDS: Breast Cancer, Breast Care Nurse, Model of Care

Robert Eley, MSc PhD, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Southern Queensland, Centre for Rural and Remote Area Health, Toowoomba, Queensland and The University of Queensland, School of Medicine, Brisbane, Queensland. r.eley@uq.edu.au
Cath Rogers-Clark, PhD RN, Professor of Nursing, The University of Southern Queensland, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Toowoomba, Queensland, and The Australian Centre for Rural and Remote Evidence Based Practice, Toowoomba Health Services, Toowoomba, Queensland. rogerscl@usq.edu.au

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Positive patient outcomes in acute care: does obtaining and recording accurate weight make a difference?
A crucial part of the assessment process is access to an accurate patient weight. To understand how health care practitioners access recorded weight it is necessary to examine the possible barriers to this in everyday practice and the relationship to patient outcomes. This paper will examine how patient weight is integrated in existing health care systems which require accurate weight to ensure positive patient outcomes.

KEY WORDS: adult weight, clinical practice, risk, adverse events.

Alison Evans, RN, RM, BN, GradDip Acute Care Nursing, MNursing (Clinical), Safety & Quality Consultant, Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania, Australia. alison.evans@dhhs.tas.gov.au

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