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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212522/a-systematic-review-of-neonatal-treatment-intensity-scores-and-their-potential-application-in-low-resource-setting-hospitals-for-predicting-mortality-morbidity-and-estimating-resource-use
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Jalemba Aluvaala, Gary S Collins, Michuki Maina, James A Berkley, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Treatment intensity scores can predict mortality and estimate resource use. They may therefore be of interest for essential neonatal care in low resource settings where neonatal mortality remains high. We sought to systematically review neonatal treatment intensity scores to (1) assess the level of evidence on predictive performance in predicting clinical outcomes and estimating resource utilisation and (2) assess the applicability of the identified models to decision making for neonatal care in low resource settings...
December 7, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211187/the-epimed-monitor-icu-database%C3%A2-a-cloud-based-national-registry-for-adult-intensive-care-unit-patients-in-brazil
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Fernando Godinho Zampieri, Márcio Soares, Lunna Perdigão Borges, Jorge Ibrain Figueira Salluh, Otávio Tavares Ranzani
OBJECTIVE: To describe the Epimed Monitor Database®, a Brazilian intensive care unit quality improvement database. METHODS: We described the Epimed Monitor® Database, including its structure and core data. We presented aggregated informative data from intensive care unit admissions from 2010 to 2016 using descriptive statistics. We also described the expansion and growth of the database along with the geographical distribution of participating units in Brazil...
November 30, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
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Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194079/compliance-with-best-practice-guidelines-for-neurodevelopmental-supportive-care-in-south-africa-a-situational-analysis
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Aletta Rheeder, Welma Lubbe, Christa S J van der Walt, Ronel Pretorius
Neurodevelopmental supportive care provides preterm infants with evidence-based care to ensure the best possible neurological outcomes. The study aimed to determine the compliance of current nursing care practices with best practice guidelines by means of a situational analysis. The situational analysis was done in 2 cycles in the neonatal intensive care units (n = 25) of a private healthcare provider in South Africa. Structured observations were done in cycle 1 using the Implementation of Neurodevelopmental Supportive Care checklist...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184589/comparing-the-effect-of-echinacea-and-chlorhexidine-mouthwash-on-the-microbial-flora-of-intubated-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Mehdi Safarabadi, Ehsanollah Ghaznavi-Rad, Abdolghader Pakniyat, Korosh Rezaie, Ali Jadidi
Background: Providing intubated patients admitted to the intensive care units with oral healthcare is one of the main tasks of nurses in order to prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP). This study aimed at comparing the effects of two mouthwash solutions (echinacea and chlorhexidine) on the oral microbial flora of patients hospitalized in the intensive care units. Materials and Methods: In this clinical trial, 70 patients aged between18 and 65 years undergoing tracheal intubation through the mouth in three hospitals in Arak, were selected using simple random sampling and were randomly divided into two groups: the intervention group and the control group...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180243/investigating-error-related-processing-in-incarcerated-adolescents-with-self-report-psychopathy-measures
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J Michael Maurer, Vaughn R Steele, Brandi C Fink, Gina M Vincent, Vince D Calhoun, Kent A Kiehl
Disparate results have been found in previous reports when incorporating both interview-based and self-report measures of psychopathic traits within the same sample, suggesting such assessments should not be used interchangeably. We previously found Total and Facet 4 scores from Hare's Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV) were negatively related to amplitude of the error-related positivity (Pe) event-related potential (ERP) component. Here, we investigated using the same previously published sample whether scores on four different self-report measures of adolescent psychopathic traits (the Antisocial Process Screening Device [APSD], Child Psychopathy Scale [CPS], Inventory of Callous and Unemotional Traits [ICU], and Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory [YPI]) were similarly associated with reduced Pe amplitude...
November 24, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165703/effects-of-neonatal-pain-and-temperament-on-attention-problems-in-toddlers-born-preterm
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Claudia M Gaspardo, Rafaela G M Cassiano, Sofia M A Gracioli, Guilherme C B Furini, Maria Beatriz M Linhares
Objective: To examine the effects of individual characteristics of neonates and neonatal pain-related stress on attention problems and externalizing behavior problems of toddlers born preterm, analyzing the moderating effects of the dispositional traits of temperament. Methods: The sample included 62 toddlers aged 18-36 months and their mothers. The mothers were interviewed using the Child Behavior Checklist 1.5-5 for toddlers' attention and externalizing behavior problems assessment, the Early Childhood Behavior Questionnaire for toddlers' temperament assessment, and the Adult Temperament Questionnaire for their temperament assessment...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142374/enhancing-hospital-well-being-and-minimizing-intensive-care-unit-trauma-cushioning-effects-of-psychosocial-care
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Usha Chivukula, Meena Hariharan, Suvashisa Rana, Marlyn Thomas, Asher Andrew
Context: Hospitalization has the potential to induce hospital anxiety, while admission in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is found to surpass the anxiety and result in what is termed as "ICU Trauma." Aims: This study aimed to determine the impact of psychosocial care and quality of ICU on ICU trauma and hospital well-being in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Settings and Design: This correlational study involved 250 CABG patients, who were recruited from five major corporate hospitals...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132508/brain-death
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Mack Drake, Andrew Bernard, Eugene Hessel
Death determined by neurologic criteria, commonly referred to as "brain death," occurs when function of the entire brain ceases, including the brain stem. Diagnostic criteria for brain death are explicit but controversy exists regarding nuances of the evaluation and potential confounders of the examination. Hospitals and ICU teams should carefully consider which clinicians will perform brain death testing and should use standard processes, including checklists to prevent diagnostic errors. Proper diagnosis is essential because misdiagnosis can be catastrophic...
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131465/psychometric-analysis-of-subjective-sedation-scales-used-for-critically-ill-paediatric-patients
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Xiaohua Ge, Tingting Zhang, Lingling Zhou
AIMS: This study evaluated the psychometric properties of subjective sedation scales using one psychometric scoring system to identify the appropriate scale that is most suitable for clinical care practice. BACKGROUND: A number of published sedation assessment scales for paediatric patients are currently used to attempt to achieve a moderate depth of sedation to avoid the undesirable effects caused by over- or undersedation. However, there has been no systematic review of these scales...
November 12, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121983/early-psychological-screening-of-intensive-care-unit-survivors-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anna Milton, Emily Brück, Anna Schandl, Matteo Bottai, Peter Sackey
BACKGROUND: A majority of patients survive their episode of critical illness but up to 30% of patients suffer from psychological problems such as post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression in the year after intensive care unit (ICU) stay. A method to identify discharged patients at risk for adverse psychological outcome would be helpful in the triage for ICU follow-up and could enable early intervention. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether early screening with validated questionnaires after ICU discharge can identify patients at risk for symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression 3 months after ICU stay...
November 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094811/emotional-and-behavioral-outcomes-and-quality-of-life-in-school-age-children-born-as-late-preterm-retrospective-cohort-study
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Branka Polić, Andreja Bubić, Julije Meštrović, Joško Markić, Tanja Kovačević, Ivanka Antončić Furlan, Ivan Utrobičić, Ivana Kolčić
Aim To determine the effect of late preterm birth and treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) on school-age children's emotional and behavioral problems and quality of life (QoL). METHODS: Emotional and behavioral problems and QoL were investigated in 6-12-year-olds who were born late preterm at the University Hospital Center Split in the period from January 2002 to March 2008. The study included 126 late preterm children treated in ICU (LP-ICU group), 127 late preterm children not treated in ICU (LP-non-ICU group), and 131 full-term children treated in ICU (FT-ICU group)...
October 31, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073537/diagnostic-accuracy-of-delirium-assessment-methods-in-critical-care-patients
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Angkita Barman, Debasis Pradhan, Prithwis Bhattacharyya, Samarjit Dey, Anirban Bhattacharjee, Sonali Shinde Tesia, Jayanta Kumar Mitra
PURPOSE: Delirium is a disorder of decreased ability to focus, sustain or shift attention, change in cognition and or perception. The main objective was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU) and Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) among the nursing and medical staff in a multidisciplinary ICU. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Three hundred ten verbally communicating and non-communicating patients (mean age in years 47...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065751/assessing-staff-oriented-care-with-developmental-support-approach-in-iranian-nicus
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Zahra Eskandari, Mostajab Razavi Nejad, Forouzan Akrami, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Mohammad Heidarzadeh
BACKGROUND: Regarding improvements in preterm infants survival rates, it is necessary the improvement of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICUs) status in order to provide comprehensive care. The aim of this study was to assess the aspects of staffing-oriented neonatal care in NICUs affiliated to Universities of Medical Sciences in Iran. METHODS: This survey is a cross-sectional study which was conducted in 23 NICUs of 9 type-1 Universities of Medical Sciences across country...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046647/east-london-modified-broset-as-decision-making-tool-to-predict-seclusion-in-psychiatric-intensive-care-units
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Felice Loi, Karl Marlowe
Seclusion is a last resort intervention for management of aggressive behavior in psychiatric settings. There is no current objective and practical decision-making instrument for seclusion use on psychiatric wards. Our aim was to test the predictive and discriminatory characteristics of the East London Modified-Broset (ELMB), to delineate its decision-making profile for seclusion of adult psychiatric patients, and second to benchmark it against the psychometric properties of the Broset Violence Checklist (BVC)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033992/patient-safety-culture-in-intensive-care-units-from-the-perspective-of-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sedigheh Farzi, Azam Moladoost, Masoud Bahrami, Saba Farzi, Reza Etminani
BACKGROUND: One of the goals of nursing is providing safe care, prevention of injury, and health promotion of patients. Patient safety in intensive care units is threatened for various reasons. This study aimed to survey patient safety culture from the perspective of nurses in intensive care units. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016. Sampling was done using the convenience method. The sample consisted of 367 nurses working in intensive care units of teaching hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984007/navigating-difficult-conversations-the-role-of-self-monitoring-and-reflection-in-action
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Anita Cheng, Kori LaDonna, Sayra Cristancho, Stella Ng
CONTEXT: Clinicians draw upon experiential knowledge to manoeuvre difficult conversations, using tacit knowledge that is difficult to explicitly teach. Instead, learners are taught to communicate through role-play and checklists, both of which are approaches that may fail during moments of clinical complexity. We know that difficult conversations may provoke anxiety in learners, but we know little about how they learn to navigate them. Without a deeper understanding, we may fail to equip learners with the skills to manoeuvre these conversations in practice...
October 6, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976482/it-s-in-your-hands-an-educational-initiative-to-improve-parent-family-hand-hygiene-compliance
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Celeste J Chandonnet, Kristan M Boutwell, Nadine Spigel, Judith Carter, Michele DeGrazia, Al Ozonoff, Kathleen Flaherty
BACKGROUND: Health care-associated infections contribute to increased morbidity and mortality, increased resource use, higher costs, and extended hospitalizations. Proper hand hygiene (HH) is essential to health care-associated infection prevention. Low compliance among parents in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) was identified and prompted development of an HH initiative. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this quality improvement project was to improve parent HH practices with the ultimate goal of achieving 100% compliance with parent HH...
November 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948595/-improve-the-ability-of-nurses-to-implement-continuous-veno-venous-hemodialysis
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Wei-Ling Hsiao, Chin-Yuan Tsan
BACKGROUND & PROBLEM: Many critically ill patients require continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVH) due to their hemodynamic instability and high-dose inotropic use. However, our surgical intensive care unit nursing staffs are often unable to set up the dialysis circuit in a correct and timely manner, which necessitates requesting the assistance of nearby units. After detailed investigation and analysis, this problem is attributable to the lack of nursing staff hands-on practice, an over reliance on oral instructions, the insufficiency of in-service education, and a lack of familiarity with CVVH set-up equipment...
October 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924282/overcrowding-and-possible-solutions-for-a-busy-paediatric-emergency-department
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Muhammad Irfan Habib, Khalid Mehmood Khan
OBJECTIVE: To quantify the extent of emergency department overcrowding in a tertiary care hospital and to identify possible solutions. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, and comprised data of all patients presenting to the emergency department from November 2014 to January 2015. Data was collected through the health management information system which generates daily report of patients. Patients who stayed at the emergency department for 4 or more hours were included...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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