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  1. Pediatric Critical Care Nursing Research Priorities-Initiating International Dialogue.

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 16(6):e174 (2015) PMID 25905492

    To identify and prioritize research questions of concern to the practice of pediatric critical care nursing practice. One-day consensus conference. By using a conceptual framework by Benner et al describing domains of practice in critical care nursing, nine international nurse researchers presen...
  2. Development of Australian clinical practice outcome standards for graduates of critical care nurse education.

    Journal of Clinical Nursing 24(3-4):486 (2015) PMID 24814614

    To develop critical care nurse education practice standards. Critical care specialist education for registered nurses in Australia is provided at graduate level. Considerable variation exists across courses with no framework to guide practice outcomes or evidence supporting the level of qualific...
  3. Psychometric evaluation of the Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales.

    Journal of Nursing Care Quality 30(1):84 (2015) PMID 25098915

    This study tested the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scales through factor analysis with 659 medical and surgical inpatients. One factor was found for the Scale Satisfaction and 4 factors for the Scale Experiences: Carelessness, Emotiona...
  4. European neonatal intensive care nursing research priorities: an e-Delphi study.

    Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Ne... 100(1):F66 (2015) PMID 25260359

    This study aimed to identify and prioritise neonatal intensive care nursing research topics across Europe using an e-Delphi technique. An e-Delphi technique with three questionnaire rounds was performed. Qualitative responses of round one were analysed by content analysis and research statements...
  5. Effect of nonnutritive sucking and oral stimulation on feeding performance in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial.

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(7):608 (2014) PMID 24977689

    To evaluate the effectiveness of nonnutritive sucking (NNS) and oral stimulation (OS), either applied alone or in combination, to reduce the transition time from tube feeding to independent oral feeding. Randomized controlled trial. A 40-bed neonatal ICU in a university hospital in the People's ...
  6. Developing and Testing the Standard of Practice and Evaluation of Critical-Care-Nursing Tool (SPECT) for Critical Care Nursing Practice.

    The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing 45(7):312 (2014) PMID 24972098

    Nurses working in critical care often undertake specialty education. There are no uniform practice outcomes for critical care programs, and consumer input to practice standards has been lacking. A structured multiphase project was undertaken to develop practice standards and an assessment tool i...
  7. An electronic delphi study to establish pediatric intensive care nursing research priorities in twenty European countries*.

    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 15(5):e206 (2014) PMID 24717903

    To identify and to establish research priorities for pediatric intensive care nursing science across Europe. A modified three-round electronic Delphi technique was applied. Questionnaires were translated into seven different languages. European PICUs. The participants included pediatric intensiv...
  8. What's new in ICU visiting policies: can we continue to keep the doors closed?

    Intensive Care Medicine 40(5):730 (2014) PMID 24687297

  9. South African critical care nurses' views on end-of-life decision-making and practices.

    Nursing In Critical Care 19(1):9 (2014) PMID 24400605

    Care of patients at the end-of-life (EOL) may be influenced by the experiences, attitudes and beliefs of nurses involved in their direct care. To investigate South African critical care nurses' experiences and perceptions of EOL care. Cross-sectional survey. South African critical care nurses co...
  10. The shortened EMpowerment of PArents in THe Intensive Care 30 questionnaire adequately measured parent satisfaction in pediatric intensive care units.

    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 66(9):1045 (2013) PMID 23790723

    To shorten and validate the EMpowerment of PArents in THe Intensive Care (EMPATHIC) questionnaire of optimal length to measure satisfaction of parents whose child has been admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). A total of 3,354 (55.4%) parents in eight PICUs completed the 65-item EM...