THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 36 ISSUE 3

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The Art of Clinical Supervision: strategies to assist with the delivery of student feedback

The Art of Clinical Supervision (ACS) seminar was developed to provide health professionals with the essential knowledge, skill and attitude to support student clinical learning. This paper provides an outline of the strategies provided to participants to support the delivery of feedback to students on clinical placement.

KEY WORDS: Clinical supervision, student nurse, clinical teaching, clinical feedback

Kylie Russell, PhD, MHSC(Ed), GCHRM, BN, RN, The University of Notre Dame, Australia, Western Australia

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Bioelectrical impedance analysis as a marker of nutritional status in chronically ill patients

The aim of the study was to evaluate different methods of nutritional status analysis like basic anthropometric data, laboratory data and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) with phase angle (PA) in patients with chronic diseases.

KEY WORDS: nutritional risk, albumin, phase angle, chronic disease

Cvetka Krel, RN, MSc, University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia
Nejc Piko, MD, University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia
Jozica Tomazic, RN, MSc, University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia
Sebastjan Bevc, PhD, MD, University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia

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Quality Control Circle improves self-monitoring of blood glucose in Type 2 diabetic patients

To determine the effect of quality control circle (QCC) activity on self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in type 2 diabetic patients.

KEY WORDS: Quality control circle, diabetes mellitus, blood glucose monitoring, frequency

Jun Wu, RN, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
Xiaoyou Su, RN, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
Hong Lian, RN, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China
Aijuan Lin, RN, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
Huiyan Wei, RN, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
Jibo Hu, MD, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China


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Validity and reliability of the Teamwork Evaluation of Non-Technical Skills tool

TENTS (Teamwork Evaluation of Non-Technical Skills) is a valuable team performance, 13 item observational assessment tool that has been used in clinical settings, but validity and reliability have not been tested. This study conducted validity and reliability tests on the TENTS observation tool.

KEY WORDS: Teamwork, TENTS, instrument validation, observational tool

Wei-Ting Lin, PhD, RN, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Celeste Mayer, RN, PhD, CPPS, UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
Bih-O Lee, PhD, RN, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan


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Fast-track rehabilitation and nursing care in post-anesthesia care unit on orthopedic patients

To assess the efficacy and outcome of fast-track rehabilitation (FTR) for orthopedic surgery patients.

KEY WORDS: orthopedic surgery, general anesthesia, fast-track rehabilitation, nursing

Xiulan Zou, NR, Central Hospital of Weihai, West Weihai, Shandong, China
Ling Cong, NR, Central Hospital of Weihai, West Weihai, Shandong, China
Zhiping Yu, MD, Central Hospital of Weihai, West Weihai, Shandong, China
Junru Wang, NR, Central Hospital of Weihai, West Weihai, Shandong, China

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