THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 30 ISSUE 2

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Documentation in a PICU setting: Is a checklist tool effective?
To compare and contrast nursing compliance with, and completion of, two versions of a nursing care management form. The audit highlights areas and levels of compliance and non-compliance and provides the foundation for further document development.

KEY WORDS: nursing documentation, documentation compliance, checklist, paediatric intensive care unit

Kylie Boucher, RPN, MNSc, BEd, RPN Austin Health, 551 Brunswick St, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia.
kylie@andrewmaynard.com.au.
Eliza Griffiths, RN, MNSc, BBiomedSc, RN Southern Health, 3/13 Nova St, Oakleigh Sth, Victoria, Australia.
elizakgriffiths@gmail.com
Danielle Sargent, RN, MNSc, BSc, RN Southern Health, 5 Stephen Rd, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia.
Danielle.Sargent@southernhealth.org.au
Nicole Mabotha, BSc, Forensic Officer, 3 Marsden Crt, Kilsyth South, Victoria, Australia. nicolemabotha@hotmail.com
Pauline George, RN, MNSc, MSc BEd, RN Southern Health, 8 Biscay Court, Boronia, Victoria, Australia. pauli_george@yahoo.com.au
Dianne McKinley, RN, RM, MNurs, BAppSc, Clinical Nurse Specialist, RCH Flemington Rd Parkville,
Victoria, Australia. di.mckinley@rch.org.au
Siriol Marks, MNSc, LMusA, BMus, DipEd, RN Western Health, 3 Selsdon Terrace, Donvale, Victoria, Australia. siri_marks@yahoo.com.au

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Research and evidence based practice in a rural Victorian cohort
The aim of this paper is to identify the research capacity and value of research that translates to EBP in
organisations in rural Victoria, Australia.

KEY WORDS: Evidence based practice, nurses, health organisations, research, eHealth

Alison Koschel, Dip App Sci. (Nursing), Grad Dip HP, Rural Health Academic Network, Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.
Maddalena Cross, PhD, Rural Health Academic Network, Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.
Helen Haines, BN, MPH, RN, Rural Health Academic Network, Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria. Northeast Health Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia.
Kaye Ervin, BN, BEd, M Ed, Grad Dip Bus, RN, Rural Health Academic Network, Rural Health Academic
Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria. Cobram District Health, Cobram, Victoria, Australia.
Debbie Skinner-Louis, BN, MRCNA, RN, Rural Health Academic Network, Rural Health Academic
Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria. Alexandra District Hospital, Alexandra, Victoria, Australia.
Daniel Carbone, PhD, Rural Health Academic Network, Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia.

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How competency standards became the preferred national technology for classifying nursing performance in Australia
The aim of this study was to explore how competency standards came to be the preferred technology for classifying and nursing performance in Australia at the end of the 20th century.

KEY WORDS: Competence, classification, history, nurse

Laurie Grealish, RN PhD FRCNA, Associate Professor in Nursing, University of Canberra, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, ACT, Australia. Laurie.Grealish@canberra.edu.au

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Incidence of phlebitis in patients with peripheral intravenous catheters: The influence of some risk factors
To identify the incidence of phlebitis and the risk factors which contribute to its development in patients with peripheral intravenous catheters.

KEY WORDS: Intravenous catheters; phlebitis; nurses; risk factors.

Anabela Salgueiro-Oliveira, Msc, RN, Adjunct Professor at the Nursing School of Coimbra,
Rua 5 de Outubro, Apartado 7001, 3046-851 Coimbra, Portugal. anabela@esenfc.pt
Pedro Parreira, RN, PhD, Adjunct Professor at the Nursing School of Coimbra, Portugal.
Pedro Veiga, BSc in Probabilities and Statistics Manager of Statistics and Research Department at
Curva de Gauss – Studies, Training and Consulting.

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Recognition of prior learning: Credit transfer for enrolled nurses studying science in the Bachelor of Nursing program
The aim of the study was to investigate the impact of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), on academic achievement for enrolled nurses (ENs), who applied for credit transfer for first stage science in the Bachelor of Nursing program (BN).

KEY WORDS: enrolled nurse, registered nurse, diploma, undergraduate, science, recognition of prior learning, education

Christine S Pryor, RN, GDNgSc(Orthopaedics), CivWA&T(TAE), MNg, GCert Ed(University), GCert Hlth(Clinical Forensic Nursing), MRCNA, Central Northern Adelaide Health Service, Fullarton, South Australia.

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Needlestick and sharps injury among nurses at a state hospital in Turkey

Article removed at authors request (28 November 2013)


Human factors in nursing: The time is now
To raise awareness for nurses about the differences between human factors, patient safety, and communication for safer process and system redesign.

KEY WORDS: Human factors, patient safety, system improvement

Lynette A. Fryer, RN, RPN, Ma Clinical Leadership, Nurse Manager, Belconnen Community Health, ACT
Health. Lyn.fryer@act.gov.au

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Discovering Constructivist Grounded Theory’s fit and relevance to researching contemporary mental health nursing practice
The aim of the paper is to describe the synthesis that exists between Constructivist Grounded Theory as a research methodology and its consistency with contemporary mental health nursing practice.

KEY WORDS: Constructivist Grounded Theory, contemporary mental health nursing practice, developing partnership, developing understanding, virtue ethics, therapeutic relationship.

Andrew Gardner, BN, MMHN, MBus, Dip Medical Hypnosis. Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Adelaide, South Australia. andrew.gardner@unisa.edu.au
Professor Helen McCutcheon, Head, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, United Kingdom.
Maria Fedoruk, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia, City East Campus, Adelaide, South Australia.

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