Jenny E Wilson

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AIMS This paper describes Australian paediatric nurses' knowledge of and attitudes toward fever and its management and the predictors of their intentions to administer paracetamol to a febrile child. BACKGROUND Despite evidence-based support for the beneficial effects of fever over the past three decades, health professionals' negative attitudes toward(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES This study examined effectiveness of a theoretically based education programme in reducing inappropriate antipyretic use in fever management. BACKGROUND Paediatric nurses' inconsistent, ritualistic antipyretic use in fever management is influenced by many factors including inconsistent beliefs and parental requests. Determinants of(More)
AIM This paper reports an evaluation of the effectiveness of a peer education programme in developing paediatric nurses' evidence-based knowledge and attitudes towards fever management and the sustainability of these changes. BACKGROUND In general, paediatric nurses' fever management knowledge seems to be mediocre. They believe fever to be harmful,(More)
PURPOSE This study examined the influence of level of practice, additional paediatric education and length of paediatric and current experience on nurses' knowledge of and beliefs about fever and fever management. METHOD Fifty-one nurses from medical wards in an Australian metropolitan paediatric hospital completed a self-report descriptive survey. (More)
Pediatric nurses manage fevers in hospitalized children daily: a complex practise. The present study identified varied decision-making criteria and inconsistent practise influenced by many external variables. Nurses perform comprehensive assessments in order to make informed decisions. However, factors influencing their practise include medical orders, the(More)
From 1969 through 1996, Meharry Medical College offered the Biomedical Sciences Program, an eight-week summer premedical and predental enrichment program designed to increase the enrollment of minority students in health professions schools. The program focused on preparing undergraduates to pursue health professions careers by providing specially designed(More)
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