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International Emergency Nursing

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927973/violence-towards-emergency-nurses-a-narrative-review-of-theories-and-frameworks
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Nicola Ramacciati, Andrea Ceccagnoli, Beniamino Addey, Enrico Lumini, Laura Rasero
INTRODUCTION: Workplace Violence in the health environment is a growing issue worldwide. Emergency department have been identified asa high-risk setting for Workplace Violence and emergency nurses are most exposed to this phenomenon. To address workplace violence in the ED effectively, it is critical to understand frameworks established in the literature to assist in development of appropriate interventions and corrective measures. An overview of available theories of violence towards emergency nurses in the literature is presented herein in the format of a narrative review...
September 16, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882750/grey-areas-new-zealand-ambulance-personnel-s-experiences-of-challenging-resuscitation-decision-making
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Natalie Elizabeth Anderson, Merryn Gott, Julia Slark
INTRODUCTION: When faced with a patient in cardiac arrest, ambulance personnel must rapidly make complex decisions with limited information. Much of the research examining decisions to commence, continue, withhold or terminate resuscitation has used retrospective audits of registry data and clinical documentation. This study offers a provider-perspective which characterises uncertainty and highlights clinical, cognitive, emotional and physical demands associated with decision-making in the cardiac arrest context...
September 4, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882749/the-consequences-of-violence-against-nurses-working-in-the-emergency-department-a-qualitative-study
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H Hassankhani, N Parizad, J Gacki-Smith, A Rahmani, E Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence (WPV) in healthcare organizations can lead to serious consequences that negatively affect nurses' lives and patient care. There is limited research on the deeper, underlying consequences of WPV for emergency nurses, particularly among emergency nurses in Iran. METHODS: A qualitative exploratory design was utilized. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with sixteen nurses working in emergency departments in five hospitals in west and east Azerbaijan of Iran...
September 4, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865753/developing-an-emergency-department-crowding-dashboard-a-design-science-approach
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Niels Martin, Jochen Bergs, Dorien Eerdekens, Benoît Depaire, Sandra Verelst
BACKGROUND: As an emergency department (ED) is a complex adaptive system, the analysis of continuously gathered data is valuable to gain insight in the real-time patient flow. To support the analysis and management of ED operations, relevant data should be provided in an intuitive way. AIM: Within this context, this paper outlines the development of a dashboard which provides real-time information regarding ED crowding. METHODS: The research project underlying this paper follows the principles of design science research, which involves the development and study of artifacts which aim to solve a generic problem...
August 30, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869161/case-report-a-patient-with-malaria-at-the-emergency-department
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M Christien Van Der Linden, Anna Annelijn H Rambach, Naomi Van Der Linden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 28, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814373/convenience-quality-and-choice-patient-and-service-provider-perspectives-for-treating-primary-care-complaints-in-urgent-care-settings
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David Sturgeon
AIM: To investigate why patients chose to attend two, nurse-led, minor injury units (MIUs) to access primary healthcare services rather than attend their GP practice. BACKGROUND: Since the 1980's, healthcare organisations in the UK and elsewhere have implemented an increasingly consumer-orientated model of healthcare provision. As a result, patients with non-urgent presentations are attending Emergency Departments (EDs) and other urgent care facilities in growing numbers...
August 14, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807696/a-tailored-intervention-to-improving-the-quality-of-intrahospital-nursing-handover
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Jochen Bergs, Frank Lambrechts, Ines Mulleneers, Kim Lenaerts, Caroline Hauquier, Geert Proesmans, Sarah Creemers, Dominique Vandijck
INTRODUCTION: Nursing handover is a process central to the delivery of high-quality and safe care. We aimed to improve the quality of nursing handover from the emergency department to ward and intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group pre-test - post-test design was applied. Handover quality was measured using the Handover Evaluation Scale (HES). A tailored intervention, inspired by appreciative inquiry, was designed to improve the implementation of an existing handover form and procedure...
August 11, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802638/spiritual-perspectives-of-emergency-medicine-doctors-and-nurses-in-caring-for-end-of-life-patients-a-mixed-method-study
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Yingting Zhang, Rakhee Yash Pal, Wai San Wilson Tam, Alice Lee, Mabel Ong, Lay Hwa Tiew
BACKGROUND: End-of-life care is becoming more prevalent in the Emergency Department. Quality end-of-life care includes spiritual support. As spirituality is a relatively vague concept, understanding healthcare professionals' spiritual perspectives is important. AIMS: To explore the perspectives of Emergency Department doctors and nurses in (i) spirituality, (ii) spiritual care domain in end-of-life care and (iii) factors influencing spiritual care provision in the Emergency Department...
August 9, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780327/imaging-appropriateness-in-an-academic-emergency-medicine-program
#9
Ali Arhami Dolatabadi, Majid Shojaee, Hamid Kariman, Ali Shahrami, Sarah Abolmaali
INTRODUCTION: As radiologic assessment is a key part in evaluating patients visited in emergency department, this survey was conducted to measure emergency medicine residents' competency in choosing appropriate diagnostic imaging in different clinical scenarios. METHODS: All emergency medicine residents enrolled in an academic emergency medicine discipline in the three medical universities of Tehran, Iran were recruited. A questionnaire was designed consisting of 10 clinically common scenarios selected from the American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria...
August 3, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778488/a-qualitative-systematic-review-of-the-reasons-for-parental-attendance-at-the-emergency-department-with-children-presenting-with-minor-illness
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REVIEW
Ahmet Butun, Pippa Hemingway
INTRODUCTION: Over 5 million children attend the Emergency Department (ED) annually in England with an ever-increasing paediatric emergency caseload echoed globally. Approximately 60% of children present with illness and the majority have non-urgent illness creating burgeoning pressures on children's ED and this crisis resonates globally. To date no qualitative systematic review exists that focuses on the parental reasons for childhood attendance at the ED in this sub-group. AIM: To identify parental reasons for attending ED for their children presenting with minor illness...
August 1, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712766/-a-call-for-a-clear-assignment-a-focus-group-study-of-the-ambulance-service-in-sweden-as-experienced-by-present-and-former-employees
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Helena Rosén, Johan Persson, Andreas Rantala, Lina Behm
AIM: The aim was to explore the ambulance service as experienced by present and former employees. BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, the number of ambulance assignments has increased annually by about 10%, and as many as 50% of all ambulance assignments are considered non-urgent. This raises questions about which assignments the Ambulance Service (AS) is supposed to deal with. DESIGN/METHOD: Data were collected from three focus group interviews with a total of 18 present and former employees of the Swedish AS...
July 13, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687433/responsibility-and-compassion-in-prehospital-support-to-survivors-of-suicide-victim-professionals-experiences
#12
Christina Nilsson, Anders Bremer, Karin Blomberg, Mia Svantesson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 4, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676296/contributing-factors-of-frequent-use-of-the-emergency-department-a-synthesis
#13
REVIEW
Timothy R Burns
INTRODUCTION: Overcrowding in emergency departments is an issue that has a negative impact worldwide. As attendance in emergency departments has increased, the ability to provide critical services to patients suffering from actual medical emergencies in a timely manner has decreased as these departments are many times at or over capacity. One patient population whose negative influence has been researched with regard to their impact on the overcrowding issue is that of the frequent user...
July 1, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662838/can-advanced-musculoskeletal-physiotherapy-practitioners-help-to-relieve-some-of-the-pressures-on-the-emergency-department
#14
Rebecca Seal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662837/a-snapshot-of-novel-psychoactive-substances-legal-highs-use-in-london
#15
Claire Norman, Geraldine A Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659247/two-emergency-departments-6000km-apart-differences-in-patient-flow-and-staff-perceptions-about-crowding
#16
M Christien Van Der Linden, Munawar Khursheed, Khairunnissa Hooda, Jesse M Pines, Naomi Van Der Linden
INTRODUCTION: Emergency department (ED) crowding is a worldwide public health issue. In this study, patient flow and staff perceptions of crowding were assessed in Pakistan (Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH)) and in the Netherlands (Haaglanden Medical Centre Westeinde (HMCW)). Bottlenecks affecting ED patient flow were identified. METHODS: First, a one-year review of patient visits was performed. Second, staff perceptions about ED crowding were collected using face-to-face interviews...
June 25, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457743/the-information-needs-of-patients-receiving-procedural-sedation-in-a-hospital-emergency-department
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Sue Revell, Judy Searle, Shona Thompson
This research investigated the information needs of patients receiving ED procedural sedation to determine the best format to consistently deliver key information in a way acceptable to all involved. Of particular interest was the question concerning patients' need for receiving written information. A descriptive exploratory study gathered qualitative data through face-to-face interviews and focus groups involving patients, nurses and medical staff. Individual interviews were conducted with eight adult patients following procedural sedation...
July 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655591/promoting-dignified-end-of-life-care-in-the-emergency-department-a-qualitative-study
#18
María Del Mar Díaz-Cortés, José Granero-Molina, José Manuel Hernández-Padilla, Rocío Pérez Rodríguez, Matías Correa Casado, Cayetano Fernández-Sola
BACKGROUND: Preservation of a dying person's dignity in the emergency department (ED) is fundamental for the patient, his/her relatives and healthcare professionals. The aim of this study was to explore and interpret physicians' and nurses' experiences regarding conservation of dignity in end-of-life care in dying patients in the ED. METHODS: A qualitative study based on the hermeneutic phenomenological approach, was carried out in the emergency department of two general hospitals...
June 24, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655590/emergency-nurses-knowledge-and-experience-with-the-triage-process-in-hunan-province-china
#19
Karen Hammad, Lingli Peng, Olga Anikeeva, Paul Arbon, Huiyun Du, Yinglan Li
INTRODUCTION: Triage is implemented to facilitate timely and appropriate treatment of patients, and is typically conducted by senior nurses. Triage accuracy and consistency across emergency departments remain a problem in mainland China. This study aimed to investigate the current status of triage practice and knowledge among emergency nurses in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. METHOD: A sample of 300 emergency nurses was selected from 13 tertiary hospitals in Changsha and a total of 193 completed surveys were returned (response rate=64...
June 24, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655589/identification-of-seniors-at-risk-isar-in-the-emergency-room-a-prospective-study
#20
João Paulo de Almeida Tavares, Pedro Sá-Couto, Marie Boltz, Elizabeth Capezuti
INTRODUCTION: The Identification of Seniors at Risk (ISAR) is one of the most frequently utilized risk screening tools in emergency departments (ED). The goal of this study was to evaluate the predictive validity of the ISAR screening tool for adverse outcomes in an ED. METHODS: This was a prospective single-center observational study in a Portuguese urban university hospital ED, and included 402 older adults (OA). After triage, baseline sociodemographic and clinic data were collected by the researcher and the ISAR was administered...
June 24, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
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