[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: RESUMEN: Se presenta un proyecto de innovación y mejora docente que se está llevando a cabo durante el curso 2011/2012, en estudiantes de enfermería de tercer curso de Grado en Enfermería. Se plantean actividades de tutorización y de evaluación continua, para que los/las estudiantes adquieran las competencias básicas referidas a la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes y que desarrollen habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía, mediante un feedback continuo entendido como proalimentación (feedforward). Como métodos de enseñanza, se llevan a cabo: Aprendizaje Basado en Problemas y en Competencias Informacionales.
Proyecto de Tutorización y Evaluación de la Docencia (feedforward) en grupos pequeños para mejorar el proceso de aprendizaje, http://www.cidui.org/revista-cidui12/index.php/cidui12/issue/current; 07/2012
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To identify problems and critical points in the software application.
Assessment of the implementation of the software tool "Azahar" used to manage nursing care processes. The monitored population consisted of nurses who were users of the tool, at the Hospital and those who benefited from it in Primary Care. Each group was selected randomly and the number was determined by data saturation. A qualitative approach was employed using in-depth interviews and group discussion as data collection techniques.
The nurses considered that the most beneficial and useful application of the tool was the initial assessment and the continuity of care release forms, as well as the recording of all data on the nursing process to ensure quality. The disadvantages and weaknesses identified were associated with the continuous variability in their daily care. The nurses related an increase in workload with the impossibility of entering the records into the computer, making paper records, thus duplicating the recording process. Likewise, they consider that the operating system of the software should be improved in terms of simplicity and functionality.
The simplicity of the tool and the adjustment of workloads would favour its use and as a result, continuity of care.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Describe gender-based violence by intimate partners against female nurses in a sample of nurses in Andalucia, Spain.
Descriptive transversal study.
Hospitals and primary health care districts in Andalucia.
Six hundred and twenty-two female nurses that work as nurses in the eight provinces in Andalucia (Spain).
Social-demographic characteristics and presence of abuse (psychological, physical and sexual).
78.5% of the nurses were married or with a regular partner and had the economic income based on both salaries; 71.1% had a child or an elderly dependent person. It was proved that there can be a statistical association between abuse and: marital status; life together; familiar economic support and children and/or dependent elderly person. The average age was 42.5±8.1 years old (22-62 years) and presented statistical age differences comparing both groups: abused (average 44 years) and non-abused (average 41.8 years). Between the married couples studied, 21.7% of them belong to the social class I and 16.9% to the social class II. Between all studied nurses, 33.0% suffered abuse, among which 75.1% were psychologically abused. Of all the abuse cases 60% were less severe and 40% more serious.
It was confirmed the presence of intimate partner violence (IPV) against nurses, which was predominantly psychological abuse, but others classes of abuse were present too.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: PURPOSE:: The purpose of this study was to determine whether birth plans are associated with improved obstetric and neonatal outcomes. STUDY AND DESIGN:: This retrospective case-control study (N = 182) was conducted at a hospital in Córdoba, Spain, between August 2008 and September 2011. Obstetric and neonatal outcomes were compared between groups (women with and without birth plans). Chi-square statistics and Student's t-tests were used for statistical analysis. RESULTS:: Women with birth plans were older and had a higher academic background than the control group. There were no significant differences between groups for any of the obstetric outcomes or 5-minute Apgar scores; however, there was a significant difference in umbilical artery cord blood pH values (p = .019). The percent of babies with umbilical cord blood pH < 7.24 among nulliparous women with birth plans (14.7%, n = 5) was lower than among babies of nulliparous women without birth plans (37.5%, n = 26). CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:: Findings of this study provide evidence that birth plans may be helpful and are not associated with any negative obstetric or neonatal outcomes. Mothers with birth plans and their babies have at least as good outcomes as those without a birth plan. Babies of nulliparous women with birth plans had better umbilical cord blood pH values than babies of nulliparous women without birth plans. Healthcare professionals can promote the use of birth plans as a resource to enhance communication of women's desires for labor and birth.
MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing 38(3):150-156. · 0.79 Impact Factor