THE AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING

VOLUME 28 NUMBER 4

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Team nursing: experiences of nurse managers in acute care settings
This study aimed to explore and describe nurse managers’ experiences with a team-based approach to nursing care in hospital settings.

Key words: team nursing, nurse managers, acute care, experiences, models of care, staffing

Dr Lorraine Ferguson, AM RN, RM, DipNEd, BSocSc, MPH, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. l.ferguson@uws.edu.au
Dr Jane Cioffi, RN, BAppSc(Nsg), GradDipEd(Nsg), MAppSc(Nsg), PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor , School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Science, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. j.cioffi@uws.edu.au

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Patient satisfaction with Nurse Practitioner care in primary care settings
To determine the level of satisfaction with care and acceptance of the role of Nurse Practitioner in New Zealand.

Key Words: Nurse Practitioners, primary care, patient satisfaction

Mary Jo Gagan, PhD, PCHNP, FAANP, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies, Christchurch, New Zealand. Maryjo.gagan@otago.ac.nz
Patricia Maybee, EdD, PHCNP candidate, FAANP, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies, Christchurch, New Zealand. Patricia.Maybee@otago.ac.nz

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“I don’t want to become a scientist”: undergraduate nursing students’ perceived value of course content
This paper describes the findings of a study examining these factors in the first year of four pre-registration programs at a rural campus and outreach centre of one Australian university.

Key words: Alternative entry pathways; Double degree programs; Pre-registration nursing education; Rural nursing education; Student experience.

Dr Melanie Birks, PhD, RN, MEd, BN, FRCNA, Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre, CQUniversity, Noosa, Noosaville, QLD, Australia. m.birks@cqu.edu.au
Dr Robyn Cant, PhD, MHSc, GradDipHEd, Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Churchill, Victoria, Australia.
Dr Mohammad Al-Motlaq, PhD, MBS, RN, BSN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Hashemite University, Kingdom of Jordan.
Ms Janet Jones, RN, RM, BNsng, MCln Mid, Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Victoria, Australia.

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Nurses make a difference in immunisation service delivery
The study aimed to determine nurse characteristics associated with childhood immunisation coverage and timeliness in the New Zealand primary care setting.

Key words: Vaccination; immunisation; family practice; primary health care; primary health care nurse

Natalie Desmond, RN, MPH, Immunisation Advisory Centre, School of Population Health, University of Auckland.
natalie.desmond@adhb.govt.nz
Cameron C. Grant, Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine University of Auckland.
Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health University of Auckland.
Nikki Turner, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health University of Auckland.
Helen Petousis-Harris, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, School of Population Health, University of Auckland.

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Occupational stress in the Australian nursing workforce: a comparison between hospital-based nurses and nurses working in very remote communities
To compare workplace conditions and levels of occupational stress in two samples of Australian nurses.

Key Words: Hospital-based Nursing, Remote Area Nursing, Occupational Stress, Job Demands-Resources Model, Psychological Distress, Emotional Exhaustion, Work Engagement, Job Satisfaction.

Ms Tessa Opie, B. Psych (Hons.), PhD Candidate, Centre for Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia, Magill Campus, Magill South Australia. Tessa.Opie@postgrads.unisa.edu.au
Ms Sue Lenthall, RN, B. Ad Teach, MPH&TM, Project Manager, Back from the Edge Study.
Professor John Wakerman, MBBS, MTH, FAFPHM, SACRRM, Director, Centre for Remote Health, A Joint Centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
Professor Maureen Dollard, PhD, Director, Centre for Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia.
Professor Martha MacLeod, RN, BA, MA, PhD, Chair, School of Nursing, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia.
Associate Professor Sabina Knight, RN, MTH, Remote Health Practice, Centre for Remote Health, A Joint Centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.
Mr Greg Rickard, RN, PhD, Principal Nursing Advisor, Northern Territory, Australia.
Professor Sandra Dunn, RN, ADN, BN, MScN, PhD, FRCNA, Director, Graduate School for Health Practice, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

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The nurse educator role in the acute care setting in Australia: important but poorly described
The purpose of this paper is to describe the nurse educator role in the acute care setting in Australia.

Key words: nurse educator, clinical nurse educator, hospital based educator

Jan M Sayers, RN Grad Dip Ad Ed MA (Ed Admin), Director of Learning and Teaching / Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Parramatta Campus, University of Western Sydney, PhD Candidate, Curtin University of Technology, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.
j.sayers@uws.edu.au
Michelle DiGiacomo, BA MHSc(Hons) PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin Health Innovation Institute, Curtin University of Technology, The Sydney Campus of Curtin University of Technology, Curtin House, Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. m.digiacomo@curtin.edu.au
Patricia M Davidson, RN PhD FRCNA, Professor, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, Curtin Health Innovation Institute, Curtin University of Technology, the Sydney Campus of Curtin University of Technology, Curtin House, Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. p.davidson@curtin.edu.au

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Nurses’ experience establishing a nurse-led bladder cancer surveillance flexible cystoscopy service
The aim of this article is to describe and evaluate the processes involved in setting up a nurse-led bladder cancer surveillance flexible cystoscopy service.

Key words: Bladder cancer surveillance, flexible cystoscopy, nurse cystoscopist, training tool, consent.

Kathryn Chatterton, Bsc (Hons), Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Urology Centre, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, United Kingdom. kathryn.chatterton@gstt.nhs.uk
Pat Bugeja, MNrs, Urology Research Nurse, Urology Department, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Pat.bugeja@mh.org.au
Benjamin Challacombe, BSc MS FRCS (urol), Urology Consultant, The Urology Centre, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, United Kingdom. Ben.challacombe@gstt.nhs.uk
Paul Anderson, MBBS FRACS, Urology Consultant, Urology Department, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. paul.anderson@mh.org.au
Professor Anthony Costello, MD FRACS MBBS, Head of Department of Urology, Urology Department, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia. Anthony.costello@mh.org.au

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Postoperative hypothermia and mortality in critically ill adults: review and meta-analysis
To identify, appraise and synthesise published literature about hospital mortality associated with inadvertent postoperative hypothermia of adult patients directly transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after surgery.

Key words: hypothermia, core temperature, hospital mortality, intensive care unit, postoperative, critically ill.

Panagiotis Kiekkas, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nursing Department, Highest Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Patras, Greece. kiekkpan@otenet.gr
Georgia Theodorakopoulou, RN, PhD, Professor, Nursing Department, Highest Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Patras, Greece. theodorak@teipat.gr
Nikolaos Stefanopoulos, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nursing Department, Highest Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Patras, Greece. stefnik@teipat.gr
Dimitrios Tsotas, RN, Candidate MSc, Grade C Nurse, Anesthesiology Department, Patras University Hospital, Patras, Greece. elfonearth@yahoo.gr
George I. Baltopoulos, MD, PhD, Professor, Nursing Department, University of Athens, Athens, Greece. gbaltop@nurs.uoa.gr

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Emergency surgery: measure, change and benefit
This article identifies principles for models of emergency surgery care and describes the redesign of emergency surgery for the benefit of nurses, surgeons and patients.

Key words: After hours surgery, emergency surgery, trauma.

Gavin L Meredith, RN, BN, Grad Cert Acute Care, Dip Government, Dip Project Management
Health Services Performance Improvement Branch, NSW Health, New South Wales, Australia.
Deborah Cansdell, RN, BA (Health Services Mgt), Cert Operating Theatre Mgt
St George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Judith A Willis, RN, Health Services Performance Improvement Branch, NSW Health, New South Wales, Australia.
Donald G MacLellan, MD, MBA, FRACS, Health Services Performance Improvement Branch, New South Wales, Australia.
Patrick C Cregan, FRACS, Department of Surgery Nepean Hospital Penrith NSW, New South Wales, Australia.
Stephen A. Deane, FRACS, FACS, FRCSC, Division of Surgery, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

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Medication calculation competencies for registered nurses: a literature review
To describe the literature that focuses on safe administration of medications, medication calculation skills development and maintenance of ongoing competence in nurses.

Key words: dosage calculation, patient safety, nursing, education, professional knowledge.

Ms Karen Sherriff, RN, BN, MN (Hons), Cert Crit Care, Cert Coronary Care, JP(Qual)
Clinical Nurse - Research, Gold Coast Health Services District, QLD, c/- Nursing Education and Research Unit, Gold Coast Hospital, 108 Nerang Street, Southport, QLD, Australia.
Karen_Sherriff@health.qld.gov.au
Professor Marianne Wallis, RN, BSc(Hons), Cert CardioThor Nursing, PhD, Chair, Clinical Nursing Research, Griffith Health Institute and Gold Coast Health Services District, QLD, c/- Nursing Education and Research Unit, Gold Coast Hospital, 108 Nerang Street, Southport, QLD, Australia. m.wallis@griffith.edu.au
Ms Sarah Burston, RN, BSc(Hons), MSc, Cert Burns & Plastics, Cert Teaching & Assessing in Nursing Practice, Cert Understanding & Application of Research, Assistant Director of Nursing, Education Programs, Gold Coast Health Services District, QLD, c/- Nursing Education and Research Unit, Gold Coast Hospital, 108 Nerang Street, Southport, QLD, Australia.
Sarah_Burston@health.qld.gov.au

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