most evident in these findings related to analgesic administration and dosing principles (particularly equianalgesic dosing), nonpharmacological treatments, and assessment and management of pain in special populations, such as pediatric and geriatric patients.
Several studies have shown knowledge deficits
among nurses regarding routine ICU practices.
Regardless, we believe these results represent preliminary evidence of a knowledge deficit
concerning basic corporate functions and we conclude that financial literacy must begin to address these topics, especially in our colleges and universities.
The knowledge deficit
approach assumes that the problem lies in the ignorance of ordinary folk.
Another report last week by the American Electronics Association said recent scores by students in math and science point toward a knowledge deficit
that could hamper the country's ability to produce skilled workers.
One of the issues NPs need to address is the education of the public about our roles--there is a huge knowledge deficit
among consumers about the potential for NPs to meet their health needs, and until we have the public calling for more NPs (as it did for midwives), progress may be slow in primary health care.
This results in denial of the prevalence of the disease, judgmental attitudes regarding the impaired nurse and knowledge deficit
regarding impairment, prevention, early intervention programs, and available referral, treatment and support.
While there is no excuse for shoddy safety practices one of the problems may be that the law on safety taken as a whole is now extremely complicated and research carried out at Newport Business School has pointed to the knowledge deficit
that exists among many small and mediumsized businesses.
The Knowledge Deficit
is Hirsch's third attempt to explain why schools should teach a coherent, carefully considered, knowledge-based curriculum.
This knowledge deficit
is in fact a two-way deficit.
Significant knowledge deficits
regarding HPV have been identified among college/university students, as well.
Carmen Radecki Breitkopf and colleagues studied the understanding of Pap testing among socioeconomically disadvantaged women undergoing screening, and found considerable knowledge deficits
There is no logic to this combination, he said, adding that further educational efforts are necessary to correct these "important knowledge deficits
According to published research from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, most drug errors occur for two reasons: knowledge deficits
and performance deficits.
Reporting back, PNA Anne Brinkman said themes to emerge were knowledge deficits
, skill mix, a sense of feeling under-valued and powerless, a negative culture and lack of managerial support.