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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667314/the-diary-of-a-nonagenarian-centenarian-woman-with-dementia-memory-loss-life-changes-and-community-care-in-japan
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Sayuri Suwa, Saori Otani, Mayuko Tsujimura, Kotoko Nogawa, Yoko Shiya
AIM: This study aimed to explore the experiences and thoughts of a nonagenarian-centenarian woman with dementia living alone, through detailed analysis of her unsolicited diary. DATA SOURCE: After receiving consent from Aki (a pseudonym), her family and caregivers, copies of her diaries, hand-written in Japanese, were provided for analysis. METHODS: The content of the diaries was broadly organized into themes and qualitative content analysis carried out for each theme along a sequential timeline...
April 2018: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667186/infectious-diseases-in-older-adults-of-long-term-care-facilities-update-on-approach-to-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Robin L P Jump, Christopher J Crnich, Lona Mody, Suzanne F Bradley, Lindsay E Nicolle, Thomas T Yoshikawa
The diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious diseases in older adults in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), particularly nursing facilities, remains a challenge for all health providers who care for this population. This review provides updated information on the currently most important challenges of infectious diseases in LTCFs. With the increasing prescribing of antibiotics in older adults, particularly in LTCFs, the topic of antibiotic stewardship is presented in this review. Following this discussion, salient points on clinical relevance, clinical presentation, diagnostic approach, therapy, and prevention are discussed for skin and soft tissue infections, infectious diarrhea (Clostridium difficile and norovirus infections), bacterial pneumonia, and urinary tract infection, as well as some of the newer approaches to preventive interventions in the LTCF setting...
April 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666125/patient-safety-climate-in-general-public-hospitals-in-china-differences-associated-with-department-and-job-type-based-on-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Ping Zhou, Fei Bai, Hui-Qin Tang, Jie Bai, Min-Qi Li, Di Xue
OBJECTIVE: This study analysed differences in the perceived patient safety climate among different working departments and job types in public general hospitals in China. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Eighteen tertiary hospitals and 36 secondary hospitals from 10 areas in Shanghai, Hubei Province and Gansu Province, China. PARTICIPANTS: Overall, 4753 staff, including physicians, nurses, medical technicians and managers, were recruited from March to June 2015...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665702/current-weight-management-approaches-used-by-primary-care-providers-in-six-multidisciplinary-healthcare-settings-in-ontario
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Stephanie Aboueid, Monika Jasinska, Ivy Bourgeault, Isabelle Giroux
Background Obesity management in primary care has been suboptimal due to lack of access to allied health professionals, time, and resources. Purpose To understand the weight management approaches used by primary care providers working in team-based settings and how they assess the most suitable approach for a patient. Methods A total of 20 primary care providers (13 nurse practitioners and 7 family physicians) working in 6 multidisciplinary clinics in Ontario were interviewed. All interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim, and coded using NVivo qualitative software...
January 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663553/rapid-evidence-assessment-of-approaches-to-community-neurological-nursing-care-for-people-with-neurological-conditions-post-discharge-from-acute-care-hospital
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REVIEW
Judith Dianne Pugh, Kathleen McCoy, Anne M Williams, Brenda Bentley, Leanne Monterosso
Neurological conditions represent leading causes of non-fatal burden of disease that will consume a large proportion of projected healthcare expenditure. Inconsistent access to integrated healthcare and other services for people with long-term neurological conditions stresses acute care services. The purpose of this rapid evidence assessment, conducted February-June 2016, was to review the evidence supporting community neurological nursing approaches for patients with neurological conditions post-discharge from acute care hospitals...
April 16, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661944/atrial-fibrillation-burden-moving-beyond-atrial-fibrillation-as-a-binary-entity-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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REVIEW
Lin Y Chen, Mina K Chung, Larry A Allen, Michael Ezekowitz, Karen L Furie, Pamela McCabe, Peter A Noseworthy, Marco V Perez, Mintu P Turakhia
Our understanding of the risk factors and complications of atrial fibrillation (AF) is based mostly on studies that have evaluated AF in a binary fashion (present or absent) and have not investigated AF burden. This scientific statement discusses the published literature and knowledge gaps related to methods of defining and measuring AF burden, the relationship of AF burden to cardiovascular and neurological outcomes, and the effect of lifestyle and risk factor modification on AF burden. Many studies examine outcomes by AF burden classified by AF type (paroxysmal versus nonparoxysmal); however, quantitatively, AF burden can be defined by longest duration, number of AF episodes during a monitoring period, and the proportion of time an individual is in AF during a monitoring period (expressed as a percentage)...
April 16, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661270/systematic-review-of-the-evidence-related-to-mandated-nurse-staffing-ratios-in-acute-hospitals
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Richard Olley, Ian Edwards, Mark Avery, Helen Cooper
Objective The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate and summarise available research on nurse staffing methods and relate these to outcomes under three overarching themes of: (1) management of clinical risk, quality and safety; (2) development of a new or innovative staffing methodology; and (3) equity of nursing workload. Methods The PRISMA method was used. Relevant articles were located by searching via the Griffith University Library electronic catalogue, including articles on PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and Medline...
April 17, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656579/turkish-adaptation-and-psychometric-characteristics-of-the-nursing-authority-and-autonomy-scale
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Seher Basaran Acil, Leyla Dinç
AIM: To adapt the Nursing Authority and Autonomy Scale (NAAS) into Turkish the Nursing Authority and Autonomy Scale (NAAS) to Turkish and assess its psychometric properties for Turkish nurses and nurse managers. BACKGROUND: The NAAS is a tool that specifically measures nursing authority and autonomy from the perspectives of nurses and nurse managers. METHODS: The study sample consisted of 160 nurse managers and 266 staff nurses. Content validity was assessed using expert approval...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656490/cross-cultural-adaptation-reliability-and-validity-of-the-spanish-version-of-the-neonatal-skin-risk-assessment-scale
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Pablo García-Molina, Evelin Balaguer López, José Verdú, Andreu Nolasco, Francisco P García Fernández
AIM: To adapt the Neonatal Skin Risk Assessment Scale to the Spanish context and to test its validity and reliability. BACKGROUND: Currently, in Spain there are no validated scales to evaluate the risk of pressure ulcers in infants. METHOD: The research was performed in 10 neonatal units. Overall, we use an observational study design, but divided it in to three stages. In the first stage, the transcultural adaptation of the scale and its content validation was performed...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652736/recommendations-and-extraction-of-clinical-variables-of-pediatric-multiple-sclerosis-using-common-data-elements
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Pamela Newland, John M Newland, Verna L Hendricks-Ferguson, Judith M Smith, Brant J Oliver
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article was to demonstrate the feasibility of using common data elements (CDEs) to search for information on the pediatric patient with multiple sclerosis (MS) and provide recommendations for future quality improvement and research in the use of CDEs for pediatric MS symptom management strategies Methods: The St. Louis Children's Hospital (SLCH), Washington University (WU) pediatrics data network was evaluated for use of CDEs identified from a database to identify variables in pediatric MS, including the key clinical features from the disease course of MS...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650175/factors-that-affect-the-development-of-nurses-competencies-a-systematic-review
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Ichsan Rizany, Rr Tutik Sri Hariyati, Hanny Handayani
OBJECTIVE: To investigate factors affecting the development of nursing competency based on a review of the literature. METHOD: A systematic review was utilized. The articles were taken from the databases of Pro-Quest, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, and Scopus. They were retrieved using the following keywords: nursing competence, nurse competencies and clinical competence. Twenty-one papers were selected. RESULTS: Competence development is a continuous process of improving knowledge, attitudes and skills, and is influenced by a myriad of factors...
February 2018: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649095/measuring-quality-gaps-in-tb-screening-in-south-africa-using-standardised-patient-analysis
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Carmen S Christian, Ulf-G Gerdtham, Dumisani Hompashe, Anja Smith, Ronelle Burger
This is the first multi-district Standardised Patient (SP) study in South Africa. It measures the quality of TB screening at primary healthcare (PHC) facilities. We hypothesise that TB screening protocols and best practices are poorly adhered to at the PHC level. The SP method allows researchers to observe how healthcare providers identify, test and advise presumptive TB patients, and whether this aligns with clinical protocols and best practice. The study was conducted at PHC facilities in two provinces and 143 interactions at 39 facilities were analysed...
April 12, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644927/disease-specific-clinical-pathways-are-they-feasible-in-primary-care-a-mixed-methods-study
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Anders Grimsmo, Audhild Løhre, Tove Røsstad, Ingunn Gjerde, Ina Heiberg, Aslak Steinsbekk
OBJECTIVE: To explore the feasibility of disease-specific clinical pathways when used in primary care. DESIGN: A mixed-method sequential exploratory design was used. First, merging and exploring quality interview data across two cases of collaboration between the specialist care and primary care on the introduction of clinical pathways for four selected chronic diseases. Secondly, using quantitative data covering a population of 214,700 to validate and test hypothesis derived from the qualitative findings...
April 12, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643162/what-attributions-do-australian-high-performing-general-practices-make-for-their-success-applying-the-clinical-microsystems-framework-a-qualitative-study
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Annette H Dunham, James A Dunbar, Julie K Johnson, Jeff Fuller, Mark Morgan, Dale Ford
OBJECTIVES: To identify the success attributions of high-performing Australian general practices and the enablers and barriers they envisage for practices wishing to emulate them. DESIGN: Qualitative study using semi-structured interviews and content analysis of the data. Responses were recorded, transcribed verbatim and coded according to success characteristics of high-performing clinical microsystems. SETTING: Primary healthcare with the participating general practices representing all Australian states and territories, and representing metropolitan and rural locations...
April 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629933/using-tabletop-exercises-as-an-innovative-and-practical-teaching-strategy-in-response-to-external-disaster-scenarios
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Cathleen A Evans, Rose Schwartz
Transferring previous learning to novel and unfamiliar health care situations is a challenge that nurses face daily. As a nursing classroom experience, tabletop exercises provide nursing students with open-ended decision-making opportunities to manage realistic practice problems. This article describes an innovative tabletop exercise with a disaster healthcare context and patient scenarios that senior nursing students used to demonstrate foundational nursing education knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students demonstrated a transfer of knowledge from early medical-surgical coursework to a complex, novel situation using the nursing process and evidence-based clinical judgment...
April 6, 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629909/exploring-nurse-manager-support-of-evidence-based-practice-clinical-nurse-perceptions
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Laura Caramanica, LeeAnna Spiva
OBJECTIVE: The study identifies what constitutes nurse manager (NM) support and other resources that enable clinical nurses (CNs) to engage in evidence-based practice (EBP). BACKGROUND: Clinical nurses report that NM support enables them to use EBP but what constitutes NM support is still unclear. METHODS: Nurse managers, CNs, and EBP mentors received specialized education and use a team approach for EBP. Data were collected preintervention, mid-intervention, and postintervention from observations, interviews, journaling, and surveys...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628282/pharmacist-nurse-collaborations-in-medication-adherence-enhancing-interventions-a-review
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REVIEW
Jennifer Celio, Françoise Ninane, Olivier Bugnon, Marie Paule Schneider
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare providers play an important role in addressing medication adherence. Pharmacists and nurses are qualified in this field even though they have different expertise. They both claim their role at the patient's side in collaboration with physicians. To avoid care duplication, such interprofessional collaborations must be carefully defined. The objectives of our review were to: 1) identify medication adherence-enhancing interventions involving pharmacists and nurses; 2) describe their respective roles...
February 9, 2018: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627819/elements-of-integrated-care-approaches-for-older-people-a-review-of-reviews
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Andrew M Briggs, Pim P Valentijn, Jotheeswaran A Thiyagarajan, Islene Araujo de Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: The World Health Organization (WHO) recently proposed an Integrated Care for Older People approach to guide health systems and services in better supporting functional ability of older people. A knowledge gap remains in the key elements of integrated care approaches used in health and social care delivery systems for older populations. The objective of this review was to identify and describe the key elements of integrated care models for elderly people reported in the literature...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627818/building-motivation-to-participate-in-a-quality-improvement-collaborative-in-nhs-hospital-trusts-in-southeast-england-a-qualitative-participatory-evaluation
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Mirza Lalani, Kate Hall, Mirek Skrypak, Chris Laing, John Welch, Peter Toohey, Sarah Seaholme, Thomas Weijburg, Laura Eyre, Martin Marshall
OBJECTIVES: This study explores the barriers and facilitators that impact on the motivation of practitioners to participate in a quality improvement collaborative. DESIGN: A qualitative and formative evaluation using a participatory approach, the researcher-in-residence model which embraces the concept of 'coproducing' knowledge between researchers and practitioners using a range of research methods such as participant observation, interviews and documentary analysis...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627757/how-do-we-facilitate-international-clinical-placements-for-nursing-students-a-cross-sectional-exploration-of-the-structure-aims-and-objectives-of-placements
#20
Caroline A Browne, Catherine M Fetherston
BACKGROUND: International clinical placements provide undergraduate students with a unique and complex clinical learning environment, to explore cultural awareness, experience different health care settings and achieve clinical competencies. Higher education institutions need to consider how to structure these placements to ensure appropriate and achievable aims and learning outcomes. OBJECTIVES: In this study we described the structure, aims and learning outcomes associated with international clinical placement opportunities currently undertaken by Australian undergraduate nursing students in the Asia region...
April 2, 2018: Nurse Education Today
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