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January/March 2019 - Volume 34 - Issue 1

  • Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 1057-3631
  • 1550-5065
  • 4 issues / year
  • 58/118
  • 1.191

This issue includes articles on a wide range of initiatives and studies. Lehr et al describe how they used Lean principles and partnerships to transition to new smart pumps: this article is OPEN so share widely with colleagues. Lean also was used to change processes for identifying patients with heart failure and increasing core measure scores (read this article for CE). Are you thinking about doing nurse peer review? An article explains how nursing leaders and staff nurses from rural and critical access hospitals collaborated to establish peer review. Other articles report research on the effects of nurse engagement and nurse staffing on patient safety, alarm fatigue among labor nurses, and much more.

Marilyn H. Oermann, Editor-in-Chief

Achieving Outcomes With Innovative Smart Pump Technology: Partnership, Planning, and Quality Improvement

Lehr, Jennifer; Vitoux, Rachel R.; Evanovich Zavotsky, Kathleen; More

Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 34(1):9-15, January/March 2019.

Achieving Outcomes with Innovative Smart Pump Technology: Partnership, Planning, and Quality Improvement

Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care: A Replication Study

Cooper, Denise; McFarland, Marilyn; Petrilli, Francesca; More

Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 34(1):16-21, January/March 2019.

Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections in Long-Term Care: A Replication Study

Using Lean to Enhance Heart Failure Patient Identification Processes and Increase Core Measure Scores

Hunt, Jennifer R.; Ouellette, Kelli Jo; Reece, Michelle

Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 34(1):28-33, January/March 2019.

Using Lean to Enhance Heart Failure Patient Identification Processes and Increase Core Measure Scores

Association of Nurse Engagement and Nurse Staffing on Patient Safety

Brooks Carthon, J. Margo; Hatfield, Linda; Plover, Colin; More

Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 34(1):40-46, January/March 2019.

Association of Nurse Engagement and Nurse Staffing with Patient Safety

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Watch our Videos on Writing Journal Articles on QI

This is the first video in our writing for publication series. The purpose of the manuscript and intended readers guide your selection of a journal for submission. Learn about directories of nursing and other journals and sending a query email.
This is the second video in our writing for publication series. Learn about the journal’s Information for Authors and why important, formats for writing different types of manuscripts, and reporting guidelines. The video will prepare you for writing papers about quality improvement and using the SQUIRE guidelines. References and tables/figures also are discussed.
​This is the final video in our writing for publication series. In this video you will get some additional tips on writing your manuscript and will learn about peer review and responding to reviewers’ comments. Other topics include authorship criteria, copyright, open access, and avoiding “predatory journals.”
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