American Journal of Nursing Science

Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019

  • Evaluation of Improvement Project in Shortening the Time of Patients’ First Eating After Orthopedic Surgery

    Hong Zhang, Jiajie Yan, Sujuan Lin, Songwei Huan, Junyuan Chen, Cuiqing Liu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 129-134
    Received: 12 April 2019
    Accepted: 23 May 2019
    Published: 30 May 2019
    Abstract: To shorten the time of first eating of the patients after orthopedic surgery by carrying out improvement project, a project team was set up to identify improvement themes and set improvement goals. Before starting the project activities, 102 patients with orthopedic surgery in our department were selected as the control group and the anesthesia of ... Show More
  • Prevalence and Predictors of Postpartum Care Uptake Among Mothers Who Gave Birth in the Last Six Months in Mertule Mariam District Northwest Ethiopia

    Solomon Demis Kebede, Kedir Teji Roba, Nega Assefa, Tigabu Munye, Wubet Alebachew

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 135-141
    Received: 19 March 2019
    Accepted: 14 May 2019
    Published: 31 May 2019
    Abstract: Background: In the majority of home and hospital based births, postpartum care is not delivered adequately and are highly limited in Ethiopia in terms of coverage and frequency with which the service should be provided. Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and predictors of postpartum care uptake among mothers who gave birth... Show More
  • Outcome of Intracavitary Electrocardiogram Guidance in PICC Tip Placement in Preterm Infants: A Single-center Experience of 327 Cases

    Lilan He, Weiju Chen, Meng Zhang, Na Lin, Wenyan Yang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 142-144
    Received: 5 April 2019
    Accepted: 11 May 2019
    Published: 4 June 2019
    Abstract: A tertiary neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in China has carried out a study investigating the safety and accuracy of intracavitary electrocardiogram (IC-ECG) guidance in PICC tip placement in preterm infants. From October 2015 to September 2018, IC-ECG-guidance was applied in 327 preterm infants in our NICU. The positioning of the PICC was perf... Show More
  • Effect of Cold Application Versus Contrast Hydrotherapy on Patients Knee Osteoarthritis Outcomes

    Manal Ibrahem Abd elFatah, Soheir Mohammed Weheida, Mimi Mohammed Mekkawy

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 145-152
    Received: 31 March 2019
    Accepted: 20 May 2019
    Published: 17 June 2019
    Abstract: Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent and far common debilitating form of arthritis which can be defined as a degenerative condition affecting synovial joint. Physical agents can fight the painful process such as cold or contrast hydrotherapy Aim. Evaluate the effect of cold application versus contrast hydrotherapy on pain control, ... Show More
  • Effect of In-service Training Program on Minimizing Nursing Intravenous Medication Process Errors by Syringe Through Intravenous Catheter

    Ghada Hassan Ahmed, Sahra Zaki Azer, HananAbd El-Razik AbdEl-all

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 153-162
    Received: 12 May 2019
    Accepted: 15 June 2019
    Published: 26 June 2019
    Abstract: The dangerous events caused by medication errors are one of the main challenges faced in the hospital. The current study aimed to evaluate the effect of in-service training program on minimizing nursing intravenous medication process errors by syringe through intravenous catheter. Design; Quasi-experimental study was used in this study. Setting: Su... Show More
  • Awareness and Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening Among Female Students in School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Nigeria

    Christie Edoghogho Omorogbe, Eremwanarue Juliet Ehizemwogie

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 163-168
    Received: 27 February 2019
    Accepted: 5 June 2019
    Published: 27 June 2019
    Abstract: Cervical cancer screening is an important screening test commonly used to detect abnormal cervical cells, including precancerous cervical lesions, as well as early cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a deadly disease which can be prevented through screening. Not much has been documented on awareness and uptake of cervical cancer screening among fem... Show More
  • An Analysis of Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis in the Lower Limbs and Nursing Strategies

    Wang Yuhua, Wang Dongmei, Gu Weidong

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 169-173
    Received: 4 December 2018
    Accepted: 28 February 2019
    Published: 4 July 2019
    Abstract: This study aimed to analyze risk factors for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the lower limbs among inpatients and to discuss appropriate nursing measures. Clinical data from 32 DVT patients were analyzed retrospectively to identify the potential risk factors. Except for one case who was transferred to another hospital for surgical treatment, all 31 c... Show More
  • Systematization of Nursing Assistance: Perspectives of the Applicability in the Care of the Person with Diabetes and Hypertension

    Desirée Costa Bezerra, Cecilia Rafaela Salles Ferreira, Francineide Pereira da Silva Pena, Crislayne Simões Pereira, Diurieny Ribeiro Itaparica Vieitas, José Luís da Cunha Pena, Ananda Larisse Bezerra da Silva

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 174-180
    Received: 2 May 2019
    Accepted: 18 June 2019
    Published: 8 July 2019
    Abstract: The systematization of nursing care, is a action private of nurses, ensuring better planning of nursing actions and processes. Thus, the study has the objective indetify nurses’ perspectives and updates on the application of systematization of nursing care for people with diabetes mellitus and systemic arterial hypertension. It’s a qualitative stud... Show More
  • Educational Intervention on Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Breast Cancer Self Examination

    Bothyna Zakaria Murshid

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 181-190
    Received: 20 May 2019
    Accepted: 25 June 2019
    Published: 9 July 2019
    Abstract: The aim of the study is to assess the effect of the educational intervention regarding breast cancer among high school students. A quasi-experimental pre and posttest design were utilized to fulfill the aim of this study. This study was conducted in the classrooms of the selected female high private and governmental schools. Riyadh, Kingdome of Sau... Show More
  • Early Recognition of Endometriosis Depending on Severity of Dysmenorrhea among Adolescent Girls

    Youssria Elsayed Yousef, Salwa Ali Marzouk, Hameida Alam Eldien, Howieda Fouly, Neama Mohamed El Magrab, Safaa Rashad Mahmoud

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 191-199
    Received: 15 April 2019
    Accepted: 17 June 2019
    Published: 16 July 2019
    Abstract: Background: Endometriosis is recognized as the ‘disease of young girls’ because it seems to be more common in young girls. Early diagnosis is greatly essential to receive appropriate treatment and avoid complications. Aim of the study: to evaluate severe dysmenorrhea for early recognition of endometriosis among adolescent girls. Subject and Methods... Show More