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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443439/complexity-of-the-relationships-of-pain-posttraumatic-stress-and-depression-in-combat-injured-populations-an-integrative-review-to-inform-evidence-based-practice
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Nicholas A Giordano, Christine Bader, Therese S Richmond, Rosemary C Polomano
BACKGROUND: Understanding the complex interrelationships between combat injuries, physical health, and mental health symptoms is critical to addressing the healthcare needs of wounded military personnel and veterans. The relationship between injury characteristics, pain, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression among combat-injured military personnel is unique to modern conflicts and understudied in the nursing literature. AIM: This integrative review synthesizes clinical presentations and relationships of combat injury, PTSD, depression, and pain in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) United States military service members and veterans...
February 14, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439796/-understanding-the-other-s-body-testimonies-of-student-nurses
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Valentin Fauconnier, Sophie Roucher, Florence Michon
From their very first practical placement, student nurses are confronted with suffering and bodies which are wounded, fatigued and worn down by pain, disease or age. They learn, through their experience and the support provided by health professionals, that showing consideration for others means taking care of their body with the utmost respect, in order to preserve the patient's dignity.
January 2018: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438143/identifying-pain-and-effects-on-quality-of-life-from-chronic-wounds-secondary-to-lower-extremity-vascular-disease-an-integrative-review
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Stacy Newbern
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information to enable better assessment and management of patients with lower extremity vascular disease (LEVD) chronic wound pain. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you will be able to: ABSTRACT: A lack of wound pain validation and provider understanding about the effect of pain on quality of life are the biggest barriers to pain management for patients with chronic wound pain...
March 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436708/nursing-wound-care-practices-in-haiti-facilitators-and-barriers-to-quality-care
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B A Timmins, C Thomas Riché, M W Saint-Jean, J Tuck, L Merry
AIM: To describe the facilitators and barriers for nurses to perform quality wound care in three surgical wards of a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. BACKGROUND: Up to a quarter of patients in low- and middle-income countries may acquire at least one infection while hospitalized. There is a paucity of research investigating nursing wound care practices in low- and middle-income countries regarding the prevention of hospital-acquired infections. METHODS: The design was qualitative descriptive...
February 13, 2018: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432357/perspectives-of-oncology-nurses-on-complementary-and-alternative-medicine-in-turkey-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Zehra Gok Metin, Nur Izgu, Canan Karadas, Ayse Arikan Donmez
In Turkey, between 22.1% and 84.1% of patients with cancer use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, few CAM-related studies have focused on the perspective of oncology nurses. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Turkish oncology nurses regarding CAM. A descriptive cross-sectional survey of 127 participants was conducted in Ankara, Turkey. A semistructured questionnaire including characteristics, knowledge, attitudes, and practices of oncology nurses toward CAM was administered to participants...
March 2018: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406299/a-qualitative-study-to-explore-the-impact-of-simulating-extreme-obesity-on-health-care-professionals-attitudes-and-perceptions
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Caz Hales, Lesley Gray, Lynne Russell, Carol MacDonald
Extremely obese patients pose significant challenges for those who strive to provide care. The prevalence and consequences of weight bias and stigma in health care have been well documented, but research on how to reduce weight bias and stigma is limited. To assess the impact of simulating obesity on the attitudes and perceptions of health professionals toward extreme obesity, a qualitative study involving 6 registered nurses and 1 registered physiotherapist was conducted between November 2015 and May 2016...
January 2018: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405592/increased-mortality-in-octogenarians-treated-for-lifestyle-limiting-claudication
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Y Erben, C I Mena-Hurtado, S M Miller, R A Jean, B J Sumpio, C A Velasquez, H Mojibian, J Aruny, A Dardik, B E Sumpio
OBJECTIVE: Treatment for lifestyle limiting claudication (LLC) that is due to infra-inguinal peripheral artery disease relies on either bypass, angioplasty, and/or stenting. Given the enthusiasm and shift toward more endovascular therapy for treatment of LLC, we sought to analyze whether octogenarians benefit from infra-inguinal interventions in the same manner as their younger counterparts. METHODS: We identified all patients admitted for elective treatment of LLC from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2003 to 2012, who received open surgical or endovascular intervention for infra-inguinal peripheral arterial disease...
February 6, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395403/the-value-of-whatsapp-communication-in-paediatric-burn-care
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R Martinez, A D Rogers, A Numanoglu, H Rode
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine is increasingly applied in developed settings to facilitate transfer of information to and from burn surgeons across vast geographic areas. WhatsApp is a widely available and extremely user-friendly encrypted smartphone application that does not require the expensive physical and personnel infrastructure that characterizes many of these telemedicine systems. The aim of this study was to review the use of WhatsApp to facilitate paediatric burn injury consultations to a regional burn centre in a developing country, where burn care continues to be thwarted by administrative apathy, poor resource allocation and lack of attention to medical and nursing education at all levels...
January 27, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369878/caring-for-aging-skin
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Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, Oleg Teleten, Heather M Young
: This article is part of a series, Supporting Family Caregivers: No Longer Home Alone, published in collaboration with the AARP Public Policy Institute. Results of focus groups, conducted as part of the AARP Public Policy Institute's No Longer Home Alone video project, supported evidence that family caregivers aren't given the information they need to manage the complex care regimens of family members. This series of articles and accompanying videos aims to help nurses provide caregivers with the tools they need to manage their family member's health care at home...
February 2018: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369282/why-your-facility-needs-a-full-time-certified-wound-care-nurse
#10
Stacy Newbern
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368551/the-development-of-a-wet-leg-pathway-for-chronic-oedema
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Karen Morgan, Melanie Thomas
Chronic oedema and leaking lymphorrhoea can be distressing and challenging for patients to live with. This article introduces the Chronic Oedema 'Wet Leg' Pathway, which became an output from the Lymphoedema Network Wales 'On the Ground Education Project' ( Thomas et al, 2017 ). The evidence-based pathway provides nurses and therapists with clear guidelines to support prompt, efficient and effective management of all patients with chronic oedema and wet legs. This article presents the evidence and demonstrates the benefits of timely active treatment for all patients with leaking lymphorrhoea, which includes decreasing pain and improving mobility and daily activities...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346145/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-ultrasound-on-venous-and-arterial-ulcers-a-focused-review
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Steven J Kavros, Robert Coronado
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the use of ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of venous and arterial ulcers. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to: ABSTRACT: To review the diagnostic and therapeutic use of ultrasound on venous and arterial ulcers...
February 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336847/frequent-contamination-of-nursing-scrubs-is-associated-with-specific-care-activities
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Kerri A Thom, Daniel Escobar, Mallory A Boutin, Min Zhan, Anthony D Harris, J Kristie Johnson
BACKGROUND: The objective of this article is to assess health care worker (HCW) and patient care factors associated with bacterial contamination of scrubs. METHODS: We performed a cohort study of critical care HCWs. Participants were given 4 sets of new scrubs; each set was sampled 8 times during the 8-month study period on random days in the last 4 hours of the shift. Total colony counts and presence of prespecified pathogenic bacteria were assessed. Generalized estimating equation was used to identify factors associated with contamination...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324429/a-pilot-clinical-study-of-a-safe-and-efficient-stool-management-system-in-patients-with-fecal-incontinence
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Ashlee Garcia, Sally Fung, Karen Lou Kennedy-Evans
INTRODUCTION: According to the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Society's Continence Committee, the incidence of fecal incontinence (FI) can occur from 18% to 37% in an acute care setting. A stool management system has been designed to manage FI in bedridden patients and has proven to be efficacious in wound management and prevention and infection control, provide safer patient outcomes, and enhance ease of nursing. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an intrarectal device intended to manage fecal incontinence in hospitalized bedridden patients through nonclinical and clinical testings...
December 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322847/tissue-expanders-with-a-focus-on-extremity-reconstruction
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Abdul R Arain, Keegan Cole, Christopher Sullivan, Samik Banerjee, Jillian Kazley, Richard L Uhl
Acute traumatic or surgical wounds that cannot be primarily closed often cause substantial morbidity and mortality. This often leads to increased costs from higher material expenses, more involved nursing care, and longer hospital stays. Advancements in soft tissue expansion has made it a popular alternative to facilitate early closure without the need for more complicated plastic surgical procedures. Areas Covered: In this review, we briefly elaborate on the history and biomechanics of tissue expansion and provide comprehensive descriptions of traditional internal tissue expanders and a variety of contemporary external tissue expanders...
January 11, 2018: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300288/wocn-society-clinical-guideline-management-of-the-adult-patient-with-a-fecal-or-urinary-ostomy-an-executive-summary
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This article provides an executive summary of the recommendations from the Clinical Guideline: Management of the Adult Patient With a Fecal or Urinary Ostomy, published by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN Society). It presents an overview of the process used to update and develop the guideline and lists specific recommendations from the guideline. We provide recommendations that include the following topics: stoma construction, preoperative education, stoma site marking, selection of an ostomy pouching system, postoperative education, postoperative management issues, follow-up care after discharge from the acute care setting, health-related quality of life, and stomal and peristomal complications...
January 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298196/a-resource-guide-to-improve-nursing-care-and-transition-to-self-care-for-patients-with-ostomies
#17
Linda Berti-Hearn, Brenda Elliott
Clinical management of patients with an ostomy can be complex and stressful. With only 10% of Wound Ostomy Incontinence Nurses working in home health, home healthcare nurses need to be knowledgeable about care of patients with new ostomies. This article provides an overview of the resources available to guide nurses caring for ostomy patients. In addition, resources nurses can share with patients as they transition into the community are provided.
January 2018: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275068/sucrose-octasulfate-dressing-versus-control-dressing-in-patients-with-neuroischaemic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-explorer-an-international-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial
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Michael Edmonds, José Luis Lázaro-Martínez, Jesus Manuel Alfayate-García, Jacques Martini, Jean-Michel Petit, Gerry Rayman, Ralf Lobmann, Luigi Uccioli, Anne Sauvadet, Serge Bohbot, Jean-Charles Kerihuel, Alberto Piaggesi
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers are serious and challenging wounds associated with high risk of infection and lower-limb amputation. Ulcers are deemed neuroischaemic if peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease are both present. No satisfactory treatment for neuroischaemic ulcers currently exists, and no evidence supports one particular dressing. We aimed to assess the effect of a sucrose octasulfate dressing versus a control dressing on wound closure in patients with neuroischaemic diabetic foot ulcers...
December 20, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274639/the-changing-roles-of-community-nurses-the-case-of-health-plan-nurses-in-israel
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Rachel Nissanholtz-Gannot, Bruce Rosen, Miriam Hirschfeld
BACKGROUND: In Israel, approximately one-third of the country's nurses work in community settings - primarily as salaried employees in Israel's four non-profit health plans. Many health system leaders believe that the roles of health plan nurses have changed significantly in recent years due to a mix of universal developments (such as population aging and academization of the profession) and Israel-specific changes (such as the introduction of extensive quality monitoring in primary care)...
December 23, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274271/ten-tips-for-dressing-and-securement-of-iv-device-wounds
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Claire Richard, Amanda Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Nicole Marsh
Nurses insert and care for more than two billion intravascular (IV) devices globally each year. A wound is created for each IV insertion, and the wound cannot heal while the IV remains.
May 2017: Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal
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