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October/December 2021 - Volume 36 - Issue 4

  • Marilyn H. Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • 1057-3631
  • 1550-5065
  • 4 issues / year
  • 1.597

Personal protective equipment (PPE) plays a critical role in protecting health care workers (HCWs). Authors investigated the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and patient isolation type on PPE compliance. HCWs reported an increase in PPE compliance during the pandemic. Nearly half (48.6%) reported that isolation type impacted the decision to wear PPE; of those, most were likely to forgo PPE with contact precautions. Bedside nursing handover (BNH) has been recognized as a contributor to patient-centered care. A meta-synthesis was done to evaluate and synthetize the qualitative literature on barriers to and facilitators of BNH. Findings indicated that BNH ensures patient safety and increases satisfaction and recognition among patients and nurses. Other articles describe innovative QI projects in various settings.​

Marilyn H. Oermann, Editor-in-Chief

Through Their Eyes: Health Care Worker Compliance With Personal Protective Equipment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Moore, Riley; Hayward, Alexandra; Necaise, Kellee

Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 36(4):294-301, October/December 2021.

Through their Eyes: Healthcare Worker Compliance With Personal Protective Equipment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce the Frequency of Delays in Initiation and Restarts of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Cordoza, Makayla; Rachinski, Kristen; Nathan, Kristin; More

Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 36(4):308-314, October/December 2021.

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce the Frequency of Delays in Initiation and Restarts of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

Women RISE: Empowering Women to Manage Chronic Pain and Informing Provider Opioid Prescribing Practices

Zimbro, Kathie S.; Maduro, Ralitsa S.; Haimani, Olivia F.; More

Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 36(4):315-321, October/December 2021.

Women RISE: Empowering Women to Manage Chronic Pain and Informing Provider Opioid Prescribing Practices

Barriers to and Facilitators of Bedside Nursing Handover: A Systematic Review and Meta-synthesis

Clari, Marco; Conti, Alessio; Chiarini, Daniela; More

Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 36(4):E51-E58, October/December 2021.

Barriers to and Facilitators of Bedside Nursing Handover: A Systematic Review and Meta-synthesis

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