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Nursing Update: Issue December 2022


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This issue has a number of interesting and engaging articles from the recent nursing literature, both with a focus regarding general nursing aspects as well as in special areas.

Nursing Update issue December 2022

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Feature articles

A mixed-methods systematic review of nurse-led interventions for people with multimorbidity McParland, Chris, Johnston, Bridget and Cooper, Mark. Journal of Advanced Nursing 78.12 (2022): pp. 3930-3951. Full text

Practitioner and digitally delivered interventions for reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in people not seeking alcohol treatment: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Beyer, Fiona, Kenny, Ryan, Johnson, Eugenie, Caldwell, Deborah, Garnett, Claire, Rice, Stephen, et al. Addiction, 118, 17-29, 2023. Full text

Effects of service animals on Tourette syndrome: a case study
Meagan Spencer. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2022 18:5, 218-223. Full text

Perioperative Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischemia After Noncardiac Surgery: Pathophysiology, Prevention, and Nursing Implications. Harris, D.E. (2022), AORN J, 116: 517-53. Full text

Addressing Body Image After Reconstructive Surgery in Adult Patients with Cancer.
Williams, Tish.  Plastic and Aesthetic Nursing 42.4 (2022): 217-225.
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The role of telehealth on quality of life of palliative care patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: an integrative review
Professor Roison Andro Narvaez, André Canaria, Stephen Ray Nifras, Niño Listones, Ronalyn Topacio, and Ma Elizabeth Baua
International Journal of Palliative Nursing 2022 28:12, 583-589. Full text

Use a wrap instead: using compression wraps in lymphoedema and venous disease
Drew Payne. British Journal of Community Nursing 2022 27:12, 586-590 Full text

Australian Articles AU

Nursing workforce deployment and ICU strain during the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria, Australia. Australian Critical Care: 2022: December 12  Full text  AU

Upskilling Australian Registered Nurses to Enhance Students’ Clinical Placement Experiences: A Contemporary Discussion. Ryan, Colleen, Robyn Cant, et al. The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 39, no. 3, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, 2022, pp. 54–59. Full text AU

The colour of wounds and its implication for healing
Health Times Magazine, Nov. 2022. Full text  AU

Australian Community Nurses’ Encounters with Early Relational Trauma: A Qualitative Study of Lived Experiences and the Impact of Specialist Training. Booth, Anna T. et al. The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 39, no. 3, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, 2022, pp. 2–13. Full text AU

Issues: Pain Management for Patients with Dementia: Identification and Management.
Cooper, Tess, and Simon Cooper. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, vol. 27, no. 6, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, 2022, pp. 30–31. Full text  

Stroke survivors left with inadequate support and services
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 27(9), 54. Focus, 1 page. Full text

Research & Training

Improving Interprofessional Teamwork in Plastic Surgery: A Novel Approach to Microsurgical Skills Training. Gowda, Siri, et al. Plastic Surgical Nursing 41.4 (2021): 203-207. Full text

Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice Integration into Clinical Practice: Using Policy as a Tool for Culture Change in a Large Urban Academic Medical Center. Snyder, Megan, et al.  Clinical Nurse Specialist 37.1 (2023): 14-19. Full text

Nursing assessment and management of incontinence among medical and surgical adult patients in a tertiary hospital: a best practice implementation project. Trad, Wafa, et al.  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 17.12 (2019): 2578-2590.
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A Nurses’ Guide to Quantitative Research.
Ingham-Broomfield, Rebecca. The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 32, no. 2, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, 2014, pp. 32–38. Full text AU


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Nursing Procedures and useful skills

Nursing Process. Toney-Butler TJ, Thayer JM. [Updated 2022 Apr 14]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Full text

Nursing Procedures and Skills - Nurselab 
Step by step overview of common and more uncommon nursing procedures. Useful refresher or student handout. Includes central venous pressure measurement, Colostomy irrigation, urinary catheterization. Nurselabs is an US based education and learning site for nurses in numerous areas
Nurselabs procedure series

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