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Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117058/the-effect-of-time-to-international-normalized-ratio-reversal-on-intracranial-hemorrhage-evolution-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#1
Hans Andrews, Katelyn Rittenhouse, Brian Gross, Frederick B Rogers
The incidence of geriatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) is increasing throughout the United States, with many of these patients taking anticoagulation (AC) medication. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of time to international normalized ratio (INR) reversal on intracranial hemorrhage evolution in TBI patients taking prehospital AC medication. We hypothesized that rapid reversal of INR improves outcomes of head-injured patients taking AC medication. Admissions to a Level II trauma center between February 2011 and December 2013 were reviewed...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117057/efast-simulation-training-for-trauma-providers
#2
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November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117056/efast-simulation-training-for-trauma-providers
#3
Kristie Pencil
Current trauma recommendations include completing chest and pelvis radiographs and Focused Abdominal Sonography in Trauma (FAST) examination in the trauma bay; however, expanding literature indicates that thoracic ultrasound scans are more sensitive than chest radiography in the detection of pneumothorax. In an urban, Level II trauma center in central Ohio, the author implemented an evidence-based practice project. This project focused on a lack of provider knowledge of the expanded Focused Abdominal Sonography in Trauma (eFAST) examination...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117055/improving-patient-experience-through-nursing-satisfaction
#4
Amanda McNicholas, Abby McCall, Alanna Werner, Ronda Wounderly, Erin Marinchak, Pamela Jones
Patient experience is a vital component of quality health care. In our institution we sought to improve both nursing satisfaction and collaboration, in conjunction with improving patient experience, predicting the two are directly proportional. We hypothesized that a more satisfied nursing team would result in an overall improvement in patient experience. To explore this hypothesis, we implemented multiple process changes to create an advanced practitioner-directed floor (APDF) on our 28-bed trauma, medical-surgical unit...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117054/an-outcome-analysis-of-nurse-practitioners-in-acute-care-trauma-services
#5
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November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117053/an-outcome-analysis-of-nurse-practitioners-in-acute-care-trauma-services
#6
Anna Holliday, Damayanti Samanta, Julie Budinger, Jessica Hardway, Audis Bethea
The department of trauma at a Level 1 trauma center sought to improve outcomes by enhancing the continuity of care for patients admitted to trauma services. Departmental leadership explored opportunities to improve this aspect of patient care through expansion of existing trauma nurse practitioner (NP) services. The restructured trauma NP service model was implemented in September 2013. A retrospective study was conducted with patients who presented at the trauma center between September 2012 and August 2015...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117052/concussions-benefits-of-academic-reentry-plans
#7
Amy Coyle Connell
Purpose of this study was to identify whether children aged 12-14 years benefit from academic reentry plans when returning to school following a mild traumatic brain injury. An integrative review was carried out with data sourced from CINAHL, Medline, Education Full Text, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, and hand searching of references. Abstracts were reviewed for inclusion/exclusion criteria, resulting with six articles appraised and analyzed for this article. The review shows the need for gradual return to physical and cognitive activity postconcussion to facilitate a quicker recovery with fewer postconcussive symptoms...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117051/analysis-of-patient-follow-up-at-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-ohio
#8
Brian Fletcher, Tami Meyers, Michelle Guilliams, Teresa Poliseno, Josh Burton, Michael Lieber, Ed Buggie, M Shay OʼMara
Trauma patients report being unprepared for hospital discharge. The purpose of this study was to identify follow-up compliance rates at our trauma clinic and identify factors associated with trauma patients' adherence to follow-up appointment. We recruited patients 15 years and older who were discharged from the trauma service between December 2014 and August 2015. Demographic information and injury-related variables were obtained from the trauma registry for patients who attended their follow-up and those who did not attend...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117050/leadership-externship-a-year-in-review
#9
Jill Volgraf
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November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117049/trauma-leadership-strategies-to-prevent-and-reduce-burnout-in-urban-academic-trauma-centers
#10
Melissa S Hockaday
The incidence of burnout syndrome is increasing among all health care disciplines. The core members of the trauma team in high-performing trauma centers are the greatest risk. It is the responsibility of trauma leadership to raise awareness of risk factors, implement standardized assessment tools, and develop strategies to mitigate burnout in employees. The consequences of burnout are devastating to providers' well-being as well as patient safety. Burnout can lead to increased risk of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and suicide among team members...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117048/certification-matters
#11
Sean Elwell
As professionals, we have many opportunities to prove our expertise in our field. Professional Certification is one of those opportunities. Certified nurses have reported feeling more empowered, with better collaborative relationships, as well as believing that they provide better care. Nurses also have perceived intrinsic value to obtaining certification in a specialty practice area. The certification process attempts to demonstrate that the nurse has exceeded the minimal standards and exhibits a high level of competence over the subject area...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117047/the-keys-for-success-leadership-core-competencies
#12
Kristopher Pidgeon
Providing leaders with skills resulting in positive behaviors, specifically increasing quality performance improvement projects and leadership style, ultimately may deliver an increase in professional development. Consisting of the topic leadership, this article consists of core competencies specifically targeted for learning leadership skills. The purpose of this article is to assist the leader with developing leadership skills, which promotes professional development. This article reviews leadership skills and describes in detail the elements of some core competencies that can enable the leader to develop skills, including strategic thinking, organizational skills, time management, decision-making, leadership skills, conflict resolution, and strategies to enhance performance improvement...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117046/every-trauma-nurse-is-a-leader
#13
Cynthia Blank-Reid
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November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885525/variables-to-predict-mortality-in-hip-fractures-in-patients-over-65-years-of-age-a-study-on-the-role-of-anticoagulation-as-a-risk-factor
#14
Carmen M Sarabia-Cobo, María Sáenz-Jalón, Begoña Vélez-Carrera, M Eugenia Miguel Martín, Gema Rodríguez Landeras, Elena Roscales San Bartolomé, Marta Santiago Fernández, Carmen Higuero-Piris, Patricia Artabe Pozas, Sandra Espeso Salas, Sonia Briz Casares
The objective of this research was to study the possible relationship between the consumption of dicoumarinic agents (understanding the consumption of acenocoumarol as regulated and monitored anticoagulation) and the mortality rate in people older than 65 years undergoing a hip fracture (HF) intervention. It was a retrospective, observational and descriptive study. Nine hundred fifty-seven patients were included who underwent an intervention for HF between the years 2012 and 2014 in a third-level hospital. Patients took acenocoumarol (16...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885524/iliac-vascular-injury-in-the-absence-of-a-pelvic-fracture
#15
Nancy Helton, Cathy McNeill, William Witham
This case study presents a rare iliac vascular injury in the absence of a pelvic fracture. A 36-year-old man sustained a blunt injury after being stuck by a motor vehicle. The only positive computed tomographic finding was in the pelvis that showed a 4 × 2-cm left retroperitoneal soft-tissue collection, appearing to encompass the left common and left external iliac veins. A pelvic venogram was obtained on Day 2 revealing a focal injury to the left external iliac vein with 60% narrowing. The patient was treated with clopidogrel and acetylsalicylic acid and discharged from the hospital to his home 3 days later...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885523/debrief-in-emergency-departments-to-improve-compassion-fatigue-and-promote-resiliency
#16
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September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885522/debrief-in-emergency-departments-to-improve-compassion-fatigue-and-promote-resiliency
#17
Madeline Schmidt, Kristin Haglund
The purpose of this case study was to describe compassion fatigue using one nurse's experience as an example and to present the process of Personal Reflective Debrief as an intervention to prevent compassion fatigue in emergency department (ED) nurses. Debriefing after adverse outcomes using a structured model has been used in health care as a nonthreatening and relatively low-cost way to discuss unanticipated outcomes, identify opportunities for improvement, and heal as a group. There are many methods of debrief tailored to specific timing around events, specific populations of health care workers, and amount of time for debriefing...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885521/caring-for-trauma-patients-with-coexisting-heart-failure
#18
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885520/caring-for-trauma-patients-with-coexisting-heart-failure
#19
Karen Bergman Schieman, Kelley Pattison, Conor Early
The coexisting conditions of traumatic injury coupled with a comorbid condition such as heart failure create a complex scenario for the trauma nurse to manage. Initial care of the trauma patient includes following the Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines and managing the airway, breathing, and circulation (ABC) of the patient. Once the airway is secure and breathing is managed, the team addresses circulation. At this point in the patient's care, the team typically does not know which, if any, comorbid conditions exist...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885519/preparing-global-trauma-nurses-for-leadership-roles-in-global-trauma-systems
#20
Sol Angelica Muñiz, Richard W Lang, Lisa Falcon, Jasmine Garces-King, Suzanne Willard, Gregory L Peck
Trauma leads to 5.7 million annual deaths globally, accounting for 25%-33% of global unintentional deaths and 90% of the global trauma burden in low- and middle-income countries. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and the World Health Organization assert that emergent and essential surgical capacity building and trauma system improvement are essential to address the global burden of trauma. In response, the Rutgers Global Surgery program, the School of Nursing and Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital faculty collaborated in the first Interprofessional Models in Global Injury Care and Education Symposium in June 2016...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
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