American Journal of Nursing Science

Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2022

  • The Prevalence and Related Factors of Compassion Fatigue Among Chinese Nurses: A Literature Review

    Chulei Ji, Ciara O’ Brien, Xianjie Zhang, Rui Zhou

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 48-54
    Received: Feb. 19, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 08, 2022
    Published: Mar. 15, 2022
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    Abstract: Compassion fatigue refers to fatigue, depression and a decline in empathy caused by prolonged exposure to the stress of people being served. Research regarding compassion fatigue in western countries has been well researched and results demonstrate that compassion fatigue of medical workers, especially nurses is getting growing attention. Compassio... Show More
  • Empowerment of the Family Primary Caregiver of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    Zhe Luo, Yu-e Huang, Ruifen Luo, Yuchang Pan, Weiju Chen

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 55-61
    Received: Mar. 03, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 18, 2022
    Published: Mar. 29, 2022
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    Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a family caregiver empowerment intervention for improving the quality of life and anxiety of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: A total of 92 COPD patients hospitalized in the Department of Respiratory Medicine of a hospital in Dongguan from November 2018 to August 2019 w... Show More
  • Postoperative Pain Management Practice and Associated Factors Among Health Professionals Working in Governmental Hospitals in South Wollo Zone, Ethiopia

    Mulusew Zeleke, Yemiamrew Getachew, Mekuriaw Wuhib

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 62-69
    Received: Feb. 22, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 29, 2022
    Published: Apr. 08, 2022
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    Abstract: Introduction: Pain results from real or potential tissue damage that involves a disagreement sensory and emotional experience. Poor practice in post-operative pain management results in negative clinical outcomes, chronic pain, financial burden, and a reduction in patient functionality and productivity. The study was used for the hospitals administ... Show More
  • Optimizing Post-Surgical Pain Management in Adult Surgical Patients: Effects of Training Interventions on Surgical Nurses’ Knowledge

    Nabeeha Tashkandi, Laura Taylor, Litaba Efraim Kolobe, Sharon Chellan, Loh Cheng Cheng

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 70-76
    Received: Mar. 17, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 06, 2022
    Published: Apr. 14, 2022
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    Abstract: Context: There is a surplus of contemporary scientific evidence-based indicated numerous precarious positions with inadequate post-surgical pain management in adult surgical patients. The most important barrier in this context was suboptimal postsurgical pain interventions. Aim: This nursing improvement initiative aimed to optimize post-surgical pa... Show More
  • Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Among Saudian’s Critically Ill Patients Preventive Measures and Incidence, Systemic Review

    Ebtisam Hanshool Mauof Al-Gethami, Mona Atif Altalhi, Kamal Aali Alrbai, Asma Hanshool Algethami, Manal Atif Altalhi

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 77-82
    Received: Apr. 10, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 23, 2022
    Published: Apr. 28, 2022
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    Abstract: Introduction: VAP infections are associated with health risks, such as the development of sepsis, lung damage, and increased mortality rates. The higher mortality rate among VAP patients is mainly related to risks posed by severe pathogens that may enter the respiratory tract. Applying various preventive measures reduces the risk and incidence of V... Show More