van der Putten D
Bio: van der Putten D is an academic researcher from National University of Ireland, Galway. The author has contributed to research in topics: Pregnancy. The author has an hindex of 2, co-authored 2 publications receiving 7 citations.
TL;DR: It is proposed that although traditional treatment has some success, nurse-led clinics are having better success not only in controlling raised blood pressure but also in reducing cardiac, pulmonary and renal morbidity.
Abstract: The incidence of hypertension is increasing as the number of patients with obesity and diabetes mellitus increases. Hypertension results when the peripheral vascular resistance is increased, the blood viscosity is elevated and/or the flow of blood through the main arteries is impeded. Chronic hypertension results in an enlarged heart, myocardial damage and lung and renal abnormalities. While some causative factors, such as obesity, can be controlled, others, for example genetics, are more difficult to treat because often there is more than one factor involved. This article explores how essential and secondary factors contribute to the incidence of hypertension and the physiological changes resulting from raised blood pressure. It proposes that although traditional treatment has some success, nurse-led clinics are having better success not only in controlling raised blood pressure but also in reducing cardiac, pulmonary and renal morbidity. Nurse-led clinics are more cost-effective, staff are more productive and clients are more compliant with treatment.
01 Jan 2014
01 Jan 2015
TL;DR: The awareness of benefits resulting from the use of the latest research findings in the professional practice of midwives is a prerequisite to ensuring safe midwifery care satisfying the highest standards.
Abstract: The awareness of benefits resulting from the use of the latest research findings in the professional practice of midwives is a prerequisite to ensuring safe midwifery care satisfying the highest standards. Thus, it is important to encourage midwifery students to expand their knowledge and to improve their research methodology and critical analysis of literature-related competence. Aim The aim of the study was to analyse the knowledge and attitudes of midwifery students with respect to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence-Based Midwifery Practice (EBMP) in relation to their undertaking of professional practice. Material and Methods 116 students of the second-level midwifery at Medical University of Warsaw (1 male), 67 people do not work in the profession, 49 people have taken up work in midwifery. The mean age of the population studied 26.37 years (min. 22, max. 50, SD = 6.53); 72% full-time students, 50% of the 1 st
01 Mar 2016
TL;DR: Since the level of knowledge of using Evidence-Based Practice among midwives who completed a specialisation programme is clearly insufficient, knowledge and skills of midwives with respect to this issue need to be urgently supplemented.
Abstract: The improvement of professional qualifications and participation in continuing education on the basis of the most recent study results constitute a precondition to ensure efficient and safe health services and to provide maternity care of the highest quality and efficiency. Aim The study aimed to assess knowledge of, attitudes towards, and skills of using Evidence – Based Practice (EBP) among midwives after completing a specialized training organized by the Center of Postgraduate Education for Nurses and Midwives (CKPPiP). Materials and Methods 48 midwives taking part in the CKPPiP specialty examination in the summer 2014 session; mean age of 47.57 years (min. 32, max. 60, SD=6.502); mean length of service was 28.07 years (min. 7, max. 38, SD=6.494). 93.75% of the total worked full-time in a public hospital, 56.25% of all worked as senior midwives. 52.08% of the study participants had secondary education. Standardized Evidence–Based Practice Profile Questionnaire from the University of South Australia, quantative analysis of the study results. Reliability analysis: Cronbach's α coefficient, STATISTICA 12. Results Reliability analysis for particular domains: Cronbach's α coefficient was between 0.882 and 0.975. As many as 66.6% of the midwives were aware of the importance and development of EBP in midwifery and the benefits resulting from using EBP. 37.5% of the study participants have never evaluated the methodological soundness of the scientific literature they had been using and have not referred it to their own diagnosis (20.8%). As many as 39.5% of all have never met the term of "systematic review". 56.2% of the study group said that they knew how to search for information in electronic databases of scientific literature and used them once a month (31.2%). Despite using EBP in making proper clinical decisions in their professional practice, midwives valued their own clinical experience more than study results (62.5%). Conclusions 1 Since the level of knowledge of using Evidence-Based Practice among midwives who completed a specialisation programme is clearly insufficient, knowledge and skills of midwives with respect to this issue need to be urgently supplemented. 2 In order to improve the current level of knowledge of EBP among midwives, it is advisable to offer them further training and enhance their skills concerning methodology of research. 3 It is necessary for midwives to continuously update their knowledge of using the most recent study results in their professional practice.
01 Jan 2014
TL;DR: The up-to-date world scientific literature on a broadly defined issue of modern methods of teaching health science students regarding the use of recent research results in everyday clinical practice, i.e. Evidence-based Practice, was analyzed.
Abstract: Background: The present world literature widely discusses the use of Evidence-based Practice in selected groups of professionals in health sciences. The aim of the study: The aim of the study was to analyse the up-to-date world scientific literature on a broadly defined issue of modern methods of teaching health science students regarding the use of recent research results in everyday clinical practice, i.e. Evidence-based Practice. Material and methods: The analysis involved the world scientific literature indexed in the following databases: EMBASE, PROQUEST, PUBMED, and SCOPUS. The analysis comprised articles written in English between the years 2000 and 2013 (date of publication: between January 1st, 2000 and November 12th, 2013). A total of 1001 articles on the use of EBP in selected groups of professionals in health sciences were found, including 43 publications devoted to methods of teaching EBP to students; EMBASE - 1 item, Proquest - 11 items, PUBMED - 10 items, Scopus - 21 items. Since 5 publications were indexed in several databases at the same time, 38 publications were qualified for the analysis. Results: Publications devoted to teaching EBP to nurses were prevailing. A series of 6 specialist publications entitled Understanding research was found in the Practising Midwife. One of the publications was devoted to Physiotherapy students; none of the publications was devoted to Nutrition students. Conclusions: 1. There is a need to increase the awareness of academic teachers regarding the necessity for modern teaching of evidence-based everyday clinical practice to students. 2. The limitations in teaching students how to use research evidence in their professional practice are objective and they require system changes with reference to the clinical training of health science students.