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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227534/family-functioning-evaluated-by-family-members-of-older-patients-and-nurses-in-emergency-departments
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Jekaterina Demidenko, Pirkko Routasalo, Mika Helminen, Eija Paavilainen, Tarja Suominen
The functioning of families in emergency departments (EDs) encompasses the level at which the families of older patients perform as a whole during the ED stay. Currently, little is known about how the families of older patients function in EDs. In this study, family functioning included the subareas of family strengths, structural factors and relationships both inside and outside the family. The study aimed to describe family functioning in EDs as evaluated by both the family members (n = 111) of older patients and nurses (n = 93)...
December 11, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223696/key-players-in-key-roles-the-baystate-patient-progress-initiative-to-improve-emergency-department-efficiency-and-productivity
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Niels K Rathlev, Jacqualyn Anderson, Joseph Schmidt, Joeli Hettler, Lynn Garreffi, Molly Gray, Douglas Neal, Paul Visintainer
BACKGROUND: The percentage of patients who leave the emergency department without being seen by a provider is a measure of efficiency and presents risk-management concerns. The number of patients actually "seen" by a provider is a measure of productivity. The opening of our new emergency department in December 2012, resulted in increases in both demand and the percentage of patients who left without being seen. Operational nursing leadership managed ED patient flow, but the structure was loosely organized on an ad hoc basis...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223695/the-role-of-space-in-patients-experience-of-an-emergency-department-a-qualitative-study
#3
Margo Annemans, Chantal Van Audenhove, Hilde Vermolen, Ann Heylighen
INTRODUCTION: Nurses are increasingly involved in the design of health care facilities. Although their experience differs from that of patients, they are often expected to represent patients in design processes. Especially in the context of an emergency department, patients' states of mind alter their experiences. Knowledge about the role of space in ED patients' experience is limited. Our study aims to gain insight into this role and thus provide ED nurses with information to better represent ED patients' perspectives in design...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219904/incivility-in-the-emergency-department-implications-for-nurse-leaders
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Katy Garth, Dana Todd, Dina Byers, Betty Kuiper
Uncivil behavior leads to low self-esteem, anxiety, sleep disturbance, recurrent nightmares, and depression. This article looks at the perception of incivility among emergency department nurses and the leadership required to implement evidence-based strategies to address this growing problem.
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219828/improving-care-for-older-patients-in-the-acute-setting-a-qualitative-study-with-healthcare-providers
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C Brouwers, H Merten, M Willems, D J Habraken, F W Bloemers, T H Biesheuvel, L S van Galen, P W B Nanayakkara, C Wagner
BACKGROUND: The proportion of older people needing acute care is rapidly growing, thereby posing an increased burden on the acute care chain. The aim of this study is to gain more insight into the obstacles and potential improvement opportunities of the acute care process for older patients arriving at the hospital. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted to determine the experiences of 18 different primary (i.e. general practitioner, community nurse) and secondary healthcare professionals (i...
October 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219259/nursing-management-of-childhood-chickenpox-infection
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Grace Boyd, Paul Anthony Heaton, Rachel Wilkinson, Siba Prosad Paul
Chickenpox is an extremely contagious infectious disease caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). It is a common childhood illness characterised by an itchy vesicular rash and fever, which usually resolves spontaneously without medical intervention. Serious, and rarely fatal, complications can occur, including pneumonia, central nervous system infection, overwhelming secondary bacterial infections, especially with Group A streptococcus, and necrotising fasciitis. Therefore it is crucial that emergency department (ED) nurses can recognise the signs and symptoms that indicate deterioration...
December 8, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219258/military-preceptees-journey-in-the-emergency-department
#7
Marta Fullstone, Olivia Hall
This article is an account of the experiences of two newly qualified military graduates who became preceptees in an emergency department (ED). It considers the emotions felt, the benefits of previous nursing experience, and the importance of reflection and support from colleagues. The article also suggests that ED experience can shape nurses' ability to undertake operational and non-operational military nursing roles.
December 8, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215421/educating-emergency-department-nurses-about-miscarriage
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Joyce L Merrigan
Miscarriage is the unwanted ending of a pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation. Women experiencing miscarriage require specialized care from nurses and other healthcare professionals. Many women are dissatisfied with emergency care related to miscarriage and desire honest communication, validation of urgency, and more robust information at discharge. Perinatal bereavement education offers an opportunity for emergency department nurses to acquire specific knowledge and communication skills that assist with understanding the individualized experience of early pregnancy loss...
January 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215420/interdisciplinary-guidelines-for-care-of-women-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-pregnancy-loss
#9
Anita Catlin
In April 2016, the National Perinatal Association and Kaiser Permanente Northern California Nursing Research Community Benefits Grant sponsored an interdisciplinary summit to explore the needs of women who present with actual or potential pregnancy loss to the emergency department (ED). Thirty-two experts in the field of pregnancy loss, 17 of whom represented their professional organizations, participated. These experts, which included nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, authors, and parents, worked together to create guidelines for care of women with a pregnancy loss in the ED...
January 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214627/a-12-month-descriptive-analysis-of-emergency-intubations-at-brooke-army-medical-center-a-national-emergency-airway-registry-study
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Michael D April, Steven G Schauer, Calvin A Brown Rd, Patrick C Ng, Jessie Fernandez, Andrea E Fantegrossi, Joseph K Maddry, Shane Summers, Daniel J Sessions, Robert M Barnwell, Mark Antonacci
Emergency airway management is a critical skill for military healthcare providers. Our goal was to describe the Emergency Department (ED) intubations at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) over a 12-month period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Physicians performing endotracheal intubations in the BAMC ED complete data collection forms for each intubation event as part of the National Emergency Airway Registry, including patient demographics, intubation techniques, success and failure rates, adverse events, and patient disposition...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214512/anticholinergic-prescribing-in-medicare-part-d-beneficiaries-residing-in-nursing-homes-results-from-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-analysis-of-medicare-data
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Joshua Niznik, Xinhua Zhao, Tao Jiang, Joseph T Hanlon, Sherrie L Aspinall, Joshua Thorpe, Carolyn Thorpe
BACKGROUND: Prescribing of medications with anticholinergic properties in older nursing home residents is relatively common, despite an association with an increased risk for falls, delirium, and other outcomes. Few studies have investigated what factors influence different levels of prescribing of these agents. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to identify factors associated with low- and high-level anticholinergic burden in nursing home residents. A secondary objective was to examine in detail the contribution of different medications to low versus high burden to aid in determining which drugs to target in interventions...
December 6, 2017: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212567/the-quebec-emergency-department-guide-a-cross-sectional-study-to-evaluate-its-use-perceived-usefulness-and-implementation-in-rural-emergency-departments
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Richard Fleet, Sandrine Hegg-Deloye, Julie Maltais-Giguère, France Légaré, Mathieu Ouimet, Julien Poitras, Alain Tanguay, Patrick Archambault, Jean-Frédéric Levesque, Geneviève Simard-Racine, Gilles Dupuis
OBJECTIVES: The Quebec Emergency Department Management Guide (QEDMG) is a unique document with 78 recommendations designed to improve the organization of emergency departments (EDs) in the province of Quebec. However, no study has examined how this guide is perceived or used by rural health care management. METHODS: We invited all directors of professional services (DPS), directors of nursing services (DNS), head nurses (HN), and emergency department directors (EDD) working in Quebec's rural hospitals to complete an online survey (144 questions)...
December 7, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206564/advance-care-planning-in-an-accountable-care-organization-is-associated-with-increased-advanced-directive-documentation-and-decreased-costs
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William F Bond, Minchul Kim, Chris M Franciskovich, Jason E Weinberg, Jessica D Svendsen, Linda S Fehr, Amy Funk, Robert Sawicki, Carl V Asche
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) documents patient wishes and increases awareness of palliative care options. OBJECTIVE: To study the association of outpatient ACP with advanced directive documentation, utilization, and costs of care. DESIGN: This was a case-control study of cases with ACP who died matched 1:1 with controls. We used 12 months of data pre-ACP/prematch and predeath. We compared rates of documentation with logit model regression and conducted a difference-in-difference analysis using generalized linear models for utilization and costs...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206360/effect-of-a-children-s-at-home-nursing-team-on-reducing-emergency-admissions
#14
Laura Farnham, Hannah Harwood, Meredith Robertson
This article explores the effect of a children's at-home nursing team, Hospital at Home (H@H), which aimed to reduce demand on acute hospital beds, support families to improve patient experience, and empower parents to care safely for their unwell children and help prevent emergency department (ED) reattendance. Data on demographics and clinical presentation of H@H and ED attendances were collected and compared. A survey measuring parents' confidence in managing their unwell children was also conducted. Of 72 patients treated by the H@H service between May and July 2016, 32 (44%) would have been admitted to hospital from the ED if the H@H service had not existed...
December 5, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206057/school-nurse-asthma-program-reduces-healthcare-utilization-in-children-with-persistent-asthma
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Michelle Trivedi, Janki Patel, Darleen Lessard, Ted Kremer, Nancy Byatt, Wanda Phipatanakul, Lori Pbert, Robert Goldberg
OBJECTIVE: We examined the impact of a novel, school nurse-supervised asthma therapy program on healthcare utilization. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed charts of 84 children enrolled in this program in central Massachusetts between 2012 and 2015. Physicians identified children with persistent asthma and poor medication adherence. These children were enrolled in the program to receive daily-inhaled corticosteroid at school, supervised by their school nurse, with ongoing communication between physician's office and school nurse through the school year...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205442/palliative-care-for-end-of-life-patients-in-a-basic-emergency-service
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Maria Eduarda Diniz Pereira, António Barbosa, Maria Dos Anjos Dixe
This research sought to describe the care provided by the nursing staff of the Western Department of the Basic Emergency Service for end-of-life patients. This was a retrospective, quantitative, exploratory and descriptive (level I) study, which sought to research the nursing records of 83 patients from admission to death. Patients who met the following inclusion criteria were considered eligible: adults; had an oncological or nononcological, advanced and irreversible chronic disease; and died in the Basic Emergency Service in the period from January 2011 to December 2012...
December 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202118/emergency-department-asthma-medication-delivery-program-an-initiative-to-provide-discharge-prescriptions-and-education
#17
Kayla Durkin, Tricia Montgomery, Kristen Lamberjack, Cindy C Hafer, James Naprawa, Shannon Yarosz
Background: Prescription fill rates for children being discharged from the emergency department (ED) after asthma exacerbations are low, placing the child at risk for additional ED visits or admissions for asthma. This article describes the implementation of an ED asthma prescription delivery service designed to improve pharmacy prescription capture and decrease ED revisit rates. Methods: A core group developed a service to provide asthma prescriptions and education to patients in their ED room before discharge...
July 2017: Pediatric Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198380/the-priority-of-administering-hiv-postexposure-prophylaxis-in-cases-of-sexual-assault-in-an-emergency-department
#18
Meredith Scannell, Andrea E MacDonald, Amanda Berger, Nichole Boyer
INTRODUCTION: Contracting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a genuine concern for sexually assaulted patients. Emergency departments are a place where sexually assaulted patients seek care, including treatment to prevent HIV. Prompt administration of nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis is essential because of the time-sensitive nature of the medications. Quality improvement measures at an urban hospital revealed delays in administration of postexposure prophylaxis to these patients...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194491/healthcare-providers-perceptions-of-a-situational-awareness-display-for-emergency-department-resuscitation-a-simulation-qualitative-study
#19
Lisa A Calder, Abhi Bhandari, George Mastoras, Kathleen Day, Kathryn Momtahan, Matthew Falconer, Brian Weitzman, Benjamin Sohmer, A Adam Cwinn, Stanley J Hamstra, Avi Parush
Importance: Emergency resuscitation of critically ill patients can challenge team communication and situational awareness. Tools facilitating team performance may enhance patient safety. Objectives: To determine resuscitation team members' perceptions of the Situational Awareness Display's utility. Design: We conducted focus groups with healthcare providers during Situational Awareness Display development. After simulations assessing the display, we conducted debriefs with participants...
November 29, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193286/understanding-ed-performance-after-the-implementation-of-activity-based-funding
#20
Ghasem-Sam Toloo, John Burke, Julia Crilly, Ged Williams, Bridie McCann, Gerry FitzGerald, Anthony Bell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe emergency department (ED) activities and staffing after the introduction of activity-based funding (ABF) to highlight the challenges of new funding arrangements and their implementation. METHODS: A retrospective study of public hospital EDs in Queensland, Australia, was undertaken for 2013-2014. The ED and hospital characteristics are described to evaluate the alignment between activity and resourcing levels and their impact on performance...
November 29, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
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