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Charles R McConnell
Interpersonal skills are those essential skills applied in dealing with and relating to other people largely on a one-to-one basis. The interpersonal communication behavior of many people suggests they assume an ability to communicate effectively that they do not possess, taking these skills for granted. One must work conscientiously to develop interpersonal competence by doing the rights things at all times and doing them repeatedly until they become ingrained. As with any human skills, interpersonal skills can be improved through conscious effort...
September 17, 2018: Health Care Manager
Miriam Mast, Deborah Gillum
A qualitative case study methodology was applied to explore how nurses cope when their patients die. The study utilized a sample of 16 participants at a rural 123-bed community hospital. Nine themes regarding nurses dealing with grief emerged: (a) family issues, (b) patient alone at death, (c) knowing the community, (d) never-forgotten experiences, (e) first experiences, (f) time issues, (g) responses to unexpected deaths, (h) role of nurses, and (i) nurses' response to death itself. It is concluded that nurses need to grieve...
September 17, 2018: Health Care Manager
Seongjin Lee, Minsoo Jung
The capacity to practice health behavior is different for each individual. Community capacity and social capital deal with understanding the relationship between community members and with the factors that promote or delay collective activities. This study examines existing literature in relation to social capital, health, and community capacity. Bonding social capital shows the average value of the extent to which individuals trust each other and participate in groups, whereas bridging social capital shows the average value of the extent to which individuals participate in different formal groups...
September 17, 2018: Health Care Manager
Mohamad Ahangar Davoodi, Zohreh Karamizadeh, Fatemeh Ghobadi, Nasrin Shokrpour
Wolcott-Rallison syndrome is a rare disease presenting with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DM) before 6 months old, skeletal dysplasia after 6 months old, and liver failure. Other manifestations are renal failure, microcephaly, epilepsy, central hypothyroidism, neutropenia, and dental and dermal problems. The cases were 2 patients from 2 different states of Iran (Khoozestan and Fars) who had developed DM before 6 months old. The first one was a 7-month-old infant who was healthy; in the genetic study (screening), autosomal recessive pattern and novel deletion in EIF2AK3 were reported; her sister had died at 5...
September 17, 2018: Health Care Manager
Morgan Ruley, Victoria Walker, Jana Studeny, Alberto Coustasse
The Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) implemented secure exchange of health records through utilization of the Internet. The NHIN has greatly assisted in achieving the goals of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act by promoting the adoption of Meaningful Use. Epic introduced a Health Information Exchange platform, Care Everywhere, which has facilitated Health Information Exchange availability. The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of NHIN and Epic Care's Care Everywhere on health care to determine whether their use in the emergency department (ED) has increased...
September 17, 2018: Health Care Manager
Parisa Pourrabia, Mohammadkarim Bahadori, Seyed Mojtaba Hosseini, Ramin Ravangard
This study was undertaken to investigate nurses' perceptions of and attitudes toward the effects of hospital accreditation on their service quality in an eye hospital in Tehran in 2016. This was a cross-sectional and descriptive-analytic study conducted in the second half of 2016. Data of 200 nurses who were selected using a census method were studied. For collecting the required data, a standard questionnaire was used. Data were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 through descriptive statistics, as well as AMOS 18.0 software through the measurement and structural models of structural equation modeling method...
September 17, 2018: Health Care Manager
Aaron Spaulding, Mei Zhao, D Rob Haley, Xinliang Liu, Jing Xu, Nicole Homier
To help influence the health care environment as well as the flow of resources into and out of hospitals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has implemented a performance incentive initiative called the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program. As such, this study utilizes the lens of Resource Dependency Theory to evaluate the effect of the external environment on hospital performance as measured by the HVBP program. This study utilizes data from the 2014 American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey database, 2014 Area Health Resource File (AHRF), the 2014 Medicare Final Rule Standardizing File, and the 2014 Medicare Hospital Compare database...
September 17, 2018: Health Care Manager
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October 2018: Health Care Manager
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October 2018: Health Care Manager
Alexander Kowalski, Keiko Yoshioka, Alison Mancuso, Rebecca Moore
There are many factors that influence the decisions that patients make regarding where they receive care. Two hundred thirty-three patients were surveyed in the primary care setting to determine patient satisfaction and characteristics that led patients to seeking treatment at primary care offices, urgent care centers, or emergency rooms. Respondents rated quality of care highest at the primary care office (P < .001). Patients also demonstrated preference for in-person care compared with video conferencing or telephone visits (P < ...
October 2018: Health Care Manager
Jana Brown, Glendora A Hochstetler, Sarah A Rode, Samuel P Abraham, Deborah R Gillum
The aim of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to gain insight on the lived experiences of newly licensed nurses. First-year nurses describe poor experiences and struggle in their first year of practice, leading to high turnover and burnout. In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 newly licensed registered nurses. Major themes identified were (1) the impact of nursing school, (2) hospital orientation of a new nurse, (3) environment that promotes teamwork, (4) taking time for self-care, (5) confidence, and (6) expectations versus reality in doctor interactions...
October 2018: Health Care Manager
Marianna Martello, Olena Doronina, Angelina Perillo, Pina La Riccia, Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay
Despite the evidence of harmful effects of restrictive practices on patients and nurses, restrictive practices are still commonly used in the inpatient psychiatric settings. There has been a paradigm shift of a collaborative approach and implementation of patient engagement to reduce the use of restrictive practices. The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' perceptions of engaging with patients to reduce the use of restrictive practices in an inpatient psychiatric unit. This qualitative-descriptive study was conducted on an inpatient psychiatric unit of a large university hospital in Canada...
September 13, 2018: Health Care Manager
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July 2018: Health Care Manager
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July 2018: Health Care Manager
Marsha King
This change project was developed in response to the lack of a high-fidelity simulation program at a midwestern university in the United States. The use of clinical simulation as a teaching-and-learning strategy has significantly increased within nursing education. Unlike some colleges, this university had a dedicated simulation laboratory with two high-fidelity simulators; however, there was no clinical simulation program to use this equipment. The expensive simulation equipment sat unused because of the lack of funding for dedicated faculty, lack of a champion to implement, shortage of faculty time, minimal knowledge of the use of high-fidelity simulators, and a lack of curriculum integration...
July 2018: Health Care Manager
Sadrieh Hajesmaeel Gohari, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, Reza Malekpour Afshar, Majid Asadi-Shekaari
Static telepathology is one of the telepathology methods, in which the captured images of the slides are transmitted for consultation at a later time. This study aimed to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the conventional pathology and static telepathology systems. Eighty-two cases that had been selected randomly from 4 pathology centers in the city of Kerman were diagnosed by a pathologist, first based on light microscopy and then after 2 months based on static images (2 images per case) captured by a Nikon 50i microscopic camera...
July 2018: Health Care Manager
James J Gillespie, Deborah Dunsire, Carolyn Buck Luce
In view of the increasing global importance of women as consumers/patients, employees, employers, and leaders, we discuss 10 best practices for the global health care organizations to attain greater gender parity: (1) make diversity and inclusion (D&I) an essential element of global strategy, (2), tailor global D&I to fit local needs, (3) embed D&I throughout organizations, (4) multiply D&I impact via external partnerships, (5) maximize the role of employee resource groups, (6) maximize the role of diversity councils, (7) leverage D&I for innovation, (8) leverage D&I for business development, (9) engage CEO, and (10) make sharing of D&I best practices a meta best practice...
July 2018: Health Care Manager
Wilma Powell Stuart
Increasing numbers of doctoral-prepared nurses are joining interprofessional health care teams. Interestingly, the evolving doctoral programs for nurse leaders can be confusing to other health care professionals. Advanced education for nursing leaders is driven by a growing need for cost-effective implementation of evidence-based practices. Professional nursing organizations and nursing education programs have redefined education to respond to the call for knowledgeable experts to lead evidence-based quality improvements...
July 2018: Health Care Manager
Kimberly Walker, Richard Jackson
The purpose of this study was to assess college students' knowledge of oral/oropharyngeal cancer and the relationship of human papillomavirus (HPV) to oropharyngeal cancer. Data were also collected to determine their perceived susceptibility to oropharyngeal cancer and awareness of emotions toward and intentions to receive an oral cancer examination in order to design tailored messages for promoting oropharyngeal cancer prevention on college campuses. Two hundred ten baccalaureate students in nonhealth majors from a public southeastern university were surveyed...
July 2018: Health Care Manager
Susan Hartl, Andi N Rice, Dhanesh K Gupta, Victoria Goode
Thorough documentation is essential for hospital reimbursement from payors such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Inconsistencies and incomplete documentation can occur if workflow is not standardized especially in cases with interdisciplinary involvement. Documentation for patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with anesthesia services was examined and revealed an opportunity for improvement to avoid financial losses. A preprocedure checklist to improve documentation and standardize workflow was implemented...
July 2018: Health Care Manager
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