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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606676/an-occupational-paradox-why-do-we-love-really-tough-jobs
#1
Penny F Pierce, Margaret M McNeill, Susan F Dukes
BACKGROUND: Sometimes we come upon unexpected or counterfactual results during research that make us wonder and lead us into unknown territory. Such was the experience of a team of Air Force researchers exploring aeromedical evacuation crew members' experiences of safety and patient care concerns throughout the en route care system. OBJECTIVE: To explore what it is about the aeromedical evacuation crew members' occupation that generates a strong motivation to the mission despite the demands it places on its workers...
April 2018: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600545/strategies-to-support-pressure-injury-best-practices-by-the-inter-professional-team-a-systematic-review
#2
Grace Suva, Tanvi Sharma, Karen E Campbell, Ronald Gary Sibbald, Diana An, Kevin Woo
Optimal pressure injury (ulcer) management by the inter-professional team requires appropriate health care system and organisational resources, infrastructure, and policies. A systematic review was conducted on pressure injury care-related education and health care system-/organisation-level strategies. A search for relevant articles published between January 2006 and October 2014 was applied to 8 databases. Ultimately, 22 articles pertaining to education and training and 12 articles pertaining to health care system and organisation supports for pressure injury care were included in the systematic review...
March 30, 2018: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597063/implementing-a-novel-guideline-to-prevent-hospital-acquired-pressure-ulcers-in-a-trauma-population-a-patient-safety-approach
#3
Crystal Lam, Adel Elkbuli, Brenda Benson, Elizabeth Young, Orlando Morejon, Dessy Boneva, Shaikh Hai, Mark McKenney
BACKGROUND: The development of hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) is a common complication associated with immobilization and prolonged hospitalization in trauma patients. Our semi-annual Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) report identified HAPUs as an outlier complication. We employed a hospital-wide initiative to reduce the incidence of HAPUs among our trauma patient population. Our study aimed to determine if the implemented measures would decrease HAPUs incidence rates...
March 26, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596259/ostomy-care-at-home
#4
Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Sanaz Martin, Sunniva Zaratkiewicz, Morgan Whitmore, 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...
April 2018: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595902/the-future-of-data-driven-wound-care
#5
Jon S Woods, Mayur Saxena, Tasha Nagamine, Raelina S Howell, Theresa Criscitelli, Scott Gorenstein, Brian M Gillette
Care for patients with chronic wounds can be complex, and the chances of poor outcomes are high if wound care is not optimized through evidence-based protocols. Tracking and managing every variable and comorbidity in patients with wounds is difficult despite the increasing use of wound-specific electronic medical records. Harnessing the power of big data analytics to help nurses and physicians provide optimized care based on the care provided to millions of patients can result in better outcomes. Numerous applications of machine learning toward workflow improvements, inpatient monitoring, outpatient communication, and hospital operations can improve overall efficiency and efficacy of care delivery in and out of the hospital, while reducing adverse events and complications...
April 2018: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584605/evaluating-the-impact-of-a-patient-centered-remote-monitoring-program-on-adherence-to-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
#6
Leah Griffin, Laura Leyva Casillas
A remote therapy monitoring (RTM) system has been developed for use with a negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) unit for patients in the home care setting. In conjunction with RTM, a network of trained professionals call patients when their NPWT usage is low and provide education to assist with therapy adherence. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this evaluation is to examine the relationship between the RTM system and patient adherence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety-eight home care patients receiving NPWT with RTM between December 2016 and April 2017 were included...
March 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570542/caring-for-the-orthopaedic-patient-with-a-history-of-bariatric-surgery
#7
Allyson S Chicoski
Bariatric surgery is performed on the gastrointestinal tract as a solution to obesity, and prevalence of these surgical procedures continues to rise. Bariatric surgery creates restrictive and/or malabsorptive properties, causing nutritional deficits from the physiological changes in absorption and a hypoacidic environment. Although surgery induces sustained weight loss, decreases mortality, and provides resolution or improvement to comorbidities of obesity, it can also come with complications. Common long-term complications of bariatric surgery include malnutrition, anemia, impaired wound healing, and impaired bone health...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564863/-nursing-care-experiences-of-periwound-moisture-associated-dermatitis-after-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation
#8
Pei-Ying Yeh, Hsiao-Ping Chen, Jing-Yi Wu
Simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation is the primary surgical treatment for type I diabetes mellitus with end-stage renal disease. However, this transplant surgery has a high-risk of surgical complications, including duodenal anastomotic leakage, which may lead to pancreas transplantation failure if the leakage worsens. This case report describes a patient who suffered from duodenal anastomotic leakage after SPK transplantation. The digestive enzymes eroded the wound and skin around the wound, resulting in periwound moisture-associated dermatitis...
April 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561678/the-impact-of-smoking-on-wound-healing-the-role-of-the-nurse
#9
Peter Ellis
Smoking is known to have a deleterious effect on health in general and on wound healing in particular. Poor oxygenation and the impact of the impurities contained in cigarette smoke interfere with wound healing. It is the role of the nurse when caring for a person with a wound to treat them in a holistic manner, which includes encouraging and supporting patients who smoke to stop doing so. This paper looks at the evidence surrounding disrupted wound healing in patients who smoke and identifies why nurses should help them quit...
March 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561671/product-evaluation-of-an-absorbent-antimicrobial-haemostatic-dressing
#10
Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Louise Toner, Steve Jeffrey
This article reports on a product evaluation of KytoCel, an absorbent wound dressing used in the treatment of 30 wounds treated in community care and 10 split-thickness skin-graft donor sites treated in acute care. Within the community-treated cohort, unspecified leg wounds were the most common wound type (n=6) with the mean wound area of the 30 wounds being 17.6 cm2 (standard deviation (SD) 31.7) and mean volume being 8.4 cm3 (SD 21.4). Most community treated wounds (27/30; 90%) were reported to have moderate to high levels of wound exudate with the majority (n=19) either healed or improved during treatment...
March 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561340/validation-of-the-healthy-foot-screen-a-novel-assessment-tool-for-common-clinical-abnormalities
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Reneeka Persaud, Patricia M Coutts, Alisa Brandon, Luvneet Verma, James A Elliott, R Gary Sibbald
GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information about the Healthy Foot Screen, a new tool for assessment of common foot abnormalities. 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:1...
April 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533453/medicine-on-the-edge-of-darkness
#12
Peter Anders Christensen
Austere care of the wounded is challenging for all Western medical professionals-nurse, medic, or physician. There can be no doubt that working for the first time, either for a nongovernment organization or in the Special Forces, you will be taking care of wounded patients outside your training and experience. You must have the ability to adapt to and overcome lack of resources and equipment, and accept standards of treatment often very different and lower than that common in western hospitals. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was asked to provide relief for the Pakistan Red Crescent in 1982 and set up the ICRC Hospital for Afghan War Wounded in Peshawar on the border to Afghanistan...
2018: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528884/does-the-use-of-clean-or-sterile-dressing-technique-affect-the-incidence-of-wound-infection
#13
Dea J Kent, Jody N Scardillo, Barbara Dale, Caitlin Pike
PURPOSE: The purpose of this article is to examine the evidence and provide recommendations for the use of clean or sterile dressing technique with dressing application to prevent wound infection. QUESTION: In all persons with acute or chronic wounds, does the use of clean or sterile dressing technique affect incidence of wound infection? SEARCH STRATEGY: A search of the literature was performed by a trained university librarian, which resulted in 473 articles that examined any age group that dealt with application of a wound dressing using either sterile or nonsterile technique...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525474/medical-care-tasks-among-spousal-dementia-caregivers-links-to-care-related-sleep-disturbances
#14
Courtney A Polenick, Amanda N Leggett, Donovan T Maust, Helen C Kales
OBJECTIVE: Medical care tasks are commonly provided by spouses caring for persons living with dementia (PLWDs). These tasks reflect complex care demands that may interfere with sleep, yet their implications for caregivers' sleep outcomes are unknown. The authors evaluated the association between caregivers' medical/nursing tasks (keeping track of medications; managing tasks such as ostomy care, intravenous lines, or blood testing; giving shots/injections; and caring for skin wounds/sores) and care-related sleep disturbances...
February 1, 2018: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509115/delayed-referral-of-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcers-across-europe-patterns-between-primary-care-and-specialised-units
#15
Chris Manu, Elisabetta Lacopi, Benjamin Bouillet, Julien Vouillarmet, Raju Ahluwalia, Claas Lüdemann, José Luis Garcia-Klepzig, Marco Meloni, Víctor Rodriguez-Saenz De Buruaga, Juan Pedro Sánchez-Ríos, Mike Edmonds, Jan Apelqvist, Jose Luis Lazaro Martinez, Kristien Van Acker
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic foot ulceration (DFU) has the potential to deteriorate rapidly without prompt assessment and treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the referral patterns for DFU, from primary care to specialised diabetes foot care units. METHOD: A two-part, quantitative, online questionnaire was administered to GPs across four countries in Europe: France, the UK, Germany and Spain. The first part entailed a survey of GPs' perceptions of referrals for DFU...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509113/a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-a-hydration-response-technology-dressing-in-the-treatment-of-venous-leg-ulcers-in-the-uk
#16
Stefan Walzer, Daniel Dröschel, Lutz Vollmer, Leanne Atkin, Karen Ousey
OBJECTIVE: Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) cause significant pain and suffering for patients. Additionally, they place considerable financial and service burden on the National Health Service (NHS). A large proportion of VLUs do not heal within the standard time frame of 16-24 weeks, resulting in static wounds which commonly have issues with increasing exudate production. As the NHS continues to face times of austerity, services need to find solutions to be able to reduce costs and release nursing time while maintaining standards of care...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509108/use-of-photograph-based-telemedicine-in-postoperative-wound-assessment-to-diagnose-or-exclude-surgical-site-infection
#17
Joshua P Totty, Amy E Harwood, Tom Wallace, George E Smith, Ian C Chetter
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess whether a clinician reviewing photographs of a wound was an acceptable substitute for clinical review in order to identify or exclude surgical site infection (SSI). METHOD: We undertook a mixed methods study consisting of a qualitative public involvement exercise and a prospective, non-randomised, single-centre study of patients undergoing clean or clean-contaminated vascular surgery. For the qualitative study, two semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493310/the-importance-of-accurate-methodology-in-abpi-calculation-when-assessing-lower-limb-wounds
#18
Peter Vowden, Kath Vowden
Recent health economic publications have highlighted the cost of wound care and demonstrated the important role played by community and practice nurses in delivering care. Leg ulcers form a significant proportion of the wounds managed in the community. Data indicates that many patients are managed with no specific diagnosis or without calculation of the ankle brachial pressure index (ABPI), despite care guidelines emphasising the importance of a full assessment including Doppler ABPI calculation in patient management...
March 2, 2018: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489528/perceptions-of-adult-women-on-losing-their-mother-at-an-early-age-implications-for-nursing-care-during-childbirth
#19
Jennie Gunn, Carroll Gunn Huebner, Kristen McCoy
PURPOSE: To explore the lived experience of women over the age of 21 who lost their mothers before the age of 18. METHODS: Using qualitative methodology, motherless child-adult women were gathered through emails, word of mouth, and snowballing techniques. Interviews were conducted at the convenience of the women. The women coparticipated with identification of emerging themes using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Eight women who lost their mothers before the age of 18 participated...
February 27, 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475745/validation-of-the-burn-intervention-score-in-a-national-burn-centre
#20
Islam Abdelrahman, Moustafa Elmasry, Mats Fredrikson, Ingrid Steinvall
The Linköping burn score has been used for two decades to calculate the cost to the hospital of each burned patient. Our aim was to validate the Burn Score in a dedicated Burn Centre by analysing the associations with burn-specific factors: percentage of total body surface area burned (TBSA%), cause of injury, patients referred from other (non-specialist) centres, and survival, to find out which of these factors resulted in higher scores. Our second aim was to analyse the variation in scores of each category of care (surveillance, respiration, circulation, wound care, mobilisation, laboratory tests, infusions, and operation)...
February 20, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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