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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE To prepare for a culture change to integrate research utilization into daily nursing practice, the authors conducted a descriptive survey of all registered nurses (RNs) in an integrated healthcare delivery system. The purposes of this study were to assess RNs' knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of nursing research activities,(More)
  • L J Burke
  • 1996
PURPOSE To understand the experience of living with a transvenous internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) during the first 6 months after implantation. DESIGN A grounded theory approach was used to gain an understanding of the antecedents, conditions, and consequences of the core process. SETTING Two midwestern community medical centers and patients'(More)
OBJECTIVE With the advent of personal health records and other patient-focused health technologies, there is a growing need to better understand factors that contribute to acceptance and use of such innovations. In this study, we employed the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology as the basis for determining what predicts patients' acceptance(More)
Sicker patients with greater care needs are being discharged to their homes to assume responsibility for their own care with fewer nurses available to aid them. This situation brings with it a host of human factors and ergonomic (HFE) concerns, both for the home care nurse and the home dwelling patient, that can affect quality of care and patient safety.(More)
The number of patients who live with recurrent ventricular dysrhythmias is increasing as medical advances such as pharmacologic and electrical therapies decrease mortality rates in this population. As a result, nurses frequently encounter patients who are trying to learn to live with chronic aspects of recurrent life-threatening dysrhythmias. The findings(More)
The authors report their hospital's experience in replicating Benner's novice-to-expert clinical nursing practice model, called the Clinical Practice Developmental Model. The authors describe the outcomes of an exploratory, qualitative study conducted to understand staff nurses' perceptions of their transition experience from a traditional clinical ladder(More)
OBJECTIVE This 3-year field experiment engaged 60 nurses and 282 patients in the design and evaluation of an innovative home-care nursing model, referred to as technology-enhanced practice (TEP). METHODS Nurses using TEP augmented the usual care with a web-based resource (HeartCareII) that provided patients with self-management information,(More)
Insuring full benefit of consumer health informatics innovations requires integrating the technology into nursing practice, yet many valuable innovations are developed in research projects and never reach full integration. To avoid this outcome, a team of researchers partnered with a home care agency's staff and patients and their corporate parent's(More)
This paper describes the process we used to design the HeartCare website to support Technology Enhanced Practice (TEP) for home care nurses engaged in providing care for patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). Composed of communication, information, and self-monitoring functions, the HeartCare website is aimed at supporting best practice nursing care(More)