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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099182/reliability-of-the-revised-swiss-emergency-triage-scale-a-computer-simulation-study
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Olivier T Rutschmann, Olivier W Hugli, Christophe Marti, Olivier Grosgurin, Antoine Geissbuhler, Michel Kossovsky, Josette Simon, François P Sarasin
BACKGROUND: The Swiss Emergency Triage Scale (SETS) is a four-level emergency scale that previously showed moderate reliability and high rates of undertriage due to a lack of standardization. It was revised to better standardize the measurement and interpretation of vital signs during the triage process. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore the inter-rater and test-retest reliability, and the rate of correct triage of the revised SETS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty clinical scenarios were evaluated twice at a 3-month interval using an interactive computerized triage simulator by 58 triage nurses at an urban teaching emergency department admitting 60 000 patients a year...
January 17, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096281/de-freezing-frozen-patient-management
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Ayala Kobo-Greenhut, Amin Shnifi, Eran Tal-Or, Racheli Magnezi, Amos Notea, Meir Ruach, Erez Onn, Ayala Cohen, Etti Doveh, Izhar Ben Shlomo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of two methods in encouraging the consideration of a leap from one patient management routine to another: (i) real-time review of the facts by an external medical team (ii) implementation of the 're-thinking-protocol' ('de-Freezing') by both treating and external medical teams. DESIGN: Students accompanied doctors, nurses and patients as non-interrupting observers. When an obvious gap between the expected and actual findings occurred, it was discussed four times: by two teams (treating team, external medical team) in two discussion modes (real-time review, de-Freezing-questionnaire)...
January 16, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095582/enhancing-the-admit-me-tool-for-care-transitions-for-individuals-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Janet R Moore, Meghan M Sullivan
One of the goals of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease is to ensure safe care transitions. To facilitate safe and effective transitions from home to hospital, the ADMIT (Alzheimer's, Dementia, Memory Impaired Transitions) Me tool was developed and three focus groups were conducted with caregivers (n = 6), emergency department nurses (n = 6), and first responders (n = 14) to determine its usefulness and applicability to practice. Feedback was used to enhance the tool to reflect their needs. Each group expressed that the tool would help promote safety in care transitions...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091758/-deaths-from-propofol-abuse-survey-of-institutes-of-forensic-medicine-in-germany-austria-and-switzerland
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C Maier, J Iwunna, M Tsokos, F Mußhoff
Previous references suggesting a high mortality of propofol addiction in medical personnel were mostly based on surveys of the heads of medical departments or case reports; therefore, a questionnaire was sent to 48 forensic medicine departments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland concerning the number of autopsies carried out between 2002-2112 on medical personnel with the suspicion of abuse of propofol or other analgesics. The response rate was 67%. In 16 out of the 32 responding departments 39 deaths (27 males) were observed with previous connections to anesthesiology, intensive care or emergency departments of which 22 were physicians, 13 nurses, 2 other personnel and 2 were unknown...
January 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090164/a-comparison-of-medication-histories-obtained-by-a-pharmacy-technician-versus-nurses-in-the-emergency-department
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Marija Markovic, A Scott Mathis, Hoytin Lee Ghin, Michelle Gardiner, Germin Fahim
PURPOSE: To compare the medication history error rate of the emergency department (ED) pharmacy technician with that of nursing staff and to describe the workflow environment. METHODS: Fifty medication histories performed by an ED nurse followed by the pharmacy technician were evaluated for discrepancies (RN-PT group). A separate 50 medication histories performed by the pharmacy technician and observed with necessary intervention by the ED pharmacist were evaluated for discrepancies (PT-RPh group)...
January 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089112/predictive-utility-of-the-total-glasgow-coma-scale-versus-the-motor-component-of-the-glasgow-coma-scale-for-identification-of-patients-with-serious-traumatic-injuries
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Roger Chou, Annette M Totten, Nancy Carney, Spencer Dandy, Rongwei Fu, Sara Grusing, Miranda Pappas, Ngoc Wasson, Craig D Newgard
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The motor component of the Glasgow Coma Scale (mGCS) has been proposed as an easier-to-use alternative to the total GCS (tGCS) for field assessment of trauma patients by emergency medical services. We perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the predictive utility of the tGCS versus the mGCS or Simplified Motor Scale in field triage of trauma for identifying patients with adverse outcomes (inhospital mortality or severe brain injury) or who underwent procedures (neurosurgical intervention or emergency intubation) indicating need for high-level trauma care...
January 11, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087204/assessment-of-nurse-perspectives-on-an-emergency-department-based-routine-opt-out-hiv-screening-program
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Sara Heinert, Julius Carter, Cammeo Mauntel-Medici, Janet Lin
Routine opt-out HIV screening is recommended for everyone between 13 and 64 years of age. An urban, academic emergency department implemented a nurse-driven routine opt-out HIV screening program. The aim of our study was to assess program uptake and opportunities to improve the program from the perspectives of emergency nurses. Emergency nurses completed a brief prediscussion questionnaire and then participated in a focus group or semi-structured one-on-one interview to elicit feedback on the routine opt-out HIV screening program...
December 15, 2016: Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: JANAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087088/discharge-teaching-readiness-for-discharge-and-post-discharge-outcomes-in-parents-of-hospitalized-children
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Marianne E Weiss, Kathleen J Sawin, Karen Gralton, Norah Johnson, Carol Klingbeil, Stacee Lerret, Shelly Malin, Olga Yakusheva, Rachel Schiffman
PURPOSE: This study explored the sequential relationships of parent perceptions of the quality of their discharge teaching and nurse and parent perceptions of discharge readiness to post-discharge outcomes (parental post-discharge coping difficulty, readmission and emergency department visits). DESIGN/METHODS: In this secondary analysis of data from a longitudinal pilot study of family self-management discharge preparation, the correlational design used regression modeling with data from a convenience sample of 194 parents from two clinical units at a Midwest pediatric hospital...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079561/-single-checked-patient-group-directions-during-initial-nurse-assessment-within-paediatric-emergency-departments-of-the-uk-and-ireland
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Chris K Bird, Anthony G Sinclair, Stuart Hartshorn
OBJECTIVE: Double checking medications at initial assessment within paediatric emergency departments (EDs) has the potential to delay patient flow, and doubt has been cast on the efficacy of double checking in all but high-risk medications. We aimed to benchmark current practice for the use of Patient Group Direction (PGD) medications at initial assessment in EDs within the Paediatric Emergency Research UK and Ireland (PERUKI) network, with a focus on the use of 'single-checker' PGDs...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078098/transfer-of-nursing-home-residents-to-emergency-departments-organizational-differences-between-nursing-homes-with-high-vs-low-transfer-rates
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Marie Kirsebom, Mariann Hedström, Ulrika Pöder, Barbro Wadensten
AIM: To explore possible factors in the organization of nursing homes that could be related to differences in the rate of transfer of residents from nursing homes to emergency department. DESIGN: Explorative. METHOD: In a single municipality, qualitative and quantitative data were collected from documents and through semi-structured interviews with 11 RNs from five nursing homes identified as having the highest vs. six identified as having the lowest transfer rates to emergency department...
January 2017: Nursing Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075288/trust-makes-twitter-plea-for-off-duty-staff-to-help-in-a-e
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Emergency department pressures caused by an influx of patients to a hospital trust prompted a plea on social media and radio for off-duty nurses to work an extra shift.
January 11, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073649/accurate-respiratory-rates-count-so-should-you
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Tracy Flenady, Trudy Dwyer, Judith Applegarth
It is well documented that the respiratory rate is the least accurately recorded vital sign. Despite nurses consistently confirming that they understand the physiological importance of the respiratory rate, more often than not, they estimate a value rather than count for an entire minute. Until recently, little has been known about why this phenomenon perpetuates. However, it has now been established that many emergency department registered nurses believe they are enhancing patients' outcomes by performing tasks other than counting a patient's respiratory rate...
January 7, 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069299/emergency-department-visits-without-hospitalization-are-associated-with-functional-decline-in-older-persons
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Justine M Nagurney, William Fleischman, Ling Han, Linda Leo-Summers, Heather G Allore, Thomas M Gill
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Among older persons, disability and functional decline are associated with increased mortality, institutionalization, and costs. The aim of the study was to determine whether illnesses and injuries leading to an emergency department (ED) visit but not hospitalization are associated with functional decline among community-living older persons. METHODS: From a cohort of 754 community-living older persons who have been followed with monthly interviews for up to 14 years, we matched 813 ED visits without hospitalization (ED only) to 813 observations without an ED visit or hospitalization (control)...
December 30, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057320/chief-complaints-of-elderly-individuals-on-presentation-to-emergency-department-a-retrospective-analysis-of-south-korean-national-data-2014
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Misoon Song, Xianglan Jin, Ha Na Ko, Sunghee H Tak
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the chief complaints (CCs) of elderly individuals on presentation to the emergency department (ED) according to gender, age, and disease-related and injury-related visits. METHODS: The 2014 registry database of the National Emergency Department Information System in South Korea, which included data on 908,761 ED visits by individuals aged 65 years and over, was reviewed. RESULTS: We found that 80.7% ED visits were related to disease, whereas the remaining visits were related to injury...
December 2016: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057317/factors-influencing-emergency-nurses-burnout-during-an-outbreak-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-in-korea
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Ji Soo Kim, Jeong Sil Choi
PURPOSE: Emergency department (ED) nurses suffer from persistent stress after experiencing the traumatic event of exposure to Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which can subsequently lead to burnout. This study aimed to assess ED nurses' burnout level during an outbreak of MERS-CoV and to identify influencing factors in order to provide basic information for lowering and preventing the level of burnout. METHODS: Study participants were ED nurses working in eight hospitals designated for treating MERS-CoV-infected patients in Korea...
December 2016: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057048/a-preliminary-study-of-a-novel-emergency-department-nursing-triage-simulation-for-research-applications
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Steven L Dubovsky, Daniel Antonius, David G Ellis, Werner Ceusters, Robert C Sugarman, Renee Roberts, Sevie Kandifer, James Phillips, Elsa C Daurignac, Kenneth E Leonard, Lisa D Butler, Jessica P Castner, G Richard Braen
BACKGROUND: Studying the effect on functioning of the emergency department of disasters with a potential impact on staff members themselves usually involves table top and simulated patient exercises. Computerized virtual reality simulations have the potential to configure a variety of scenarios to determine likely staff responses and how to address them without intensive utilization of resources. To decide whether such studies are justified, we determined whether a novel computer simulation has the potential to serve as a valid and reliable model of on essential function in a busy ED...
January 3, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056831/nasal-carriage-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-among-health-care-workers-at-al-shifa-hospital-in-gaza-strip
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Nabil Abdullah El Aila, Nahed Ali Al Laham, Basim Mohammad Ayesh
BACKGROUND: Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus among hospital personnel is a common cause of hospital acquired infections. Emergence of drug resistant strains especially methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a serious problem in hospital environment. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the nasal carriage rate of S. aureus and MRSA among Health Care Workers (HCWs) at Al Shifa Hospital, the major hospital in Gaza Strip. METHODS: A cross sectional study was conducted on 200 HCWs...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055062/cost-of-joint-replacement-using-bundled-payment-models
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Amol S Navathe, Andrea B Troxel, Joshua M Liao, Nan Nan, Jingsan Zhu, Wenjun Zhong, Ezekiel J Emanuel
Importance: Medicare launched the mandatory Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment model in 67 urban areas for approximately 800 hospitals following its experience in the voluntary Acute Care Episodes (ACE) and Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) demonstration projects. Little information from ACE and BPCI exists to guide hospitals in redesigning care for mandatory joint replacement bundles. Objective: To analyze changes in quality, internal hospital costs, and postacute care (PAC) spending for lower extremity joint replacement bundled payment episodes encompassing hospitalization and 30 days of PAC...
January 3, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054733/pain-underreporting-associated-with-profound-intellectual-disability-in-emergency-departments
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A Amor-Salamanca, J M Menchon
BACKGROUND: Little information is available regarding the visits made by persons with profound intellectual disability (PID) to general hospital emergency departments (ED). This study aims to know whether persons with PID who attend ED are given the same type of diagnoses as people with no such disability. METHODS: Over a period of 18 months, we gathered data from all non-scheduled visits to an ED by persons with PID to identify the reason for consultation (according to the classification used by the Spanish Society for Emergency Nursing) and the final diagnosis upon discharge...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046080/the-annual-burden-of-seasonal-influenza-in-the-us-veterans-affairs-population
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Yinong Young-Xu, Robertus van Aalst, Ellyn Russo, Jason K H Lee, Ayman Chit
Seasonal influenza epidemics have a substantial public health and economic burden in the United States (US). On average, over 200,000 people are hospitalized and an estimated 23,000 people die from respiratory and circulatory complications associated with seasonal influenza virus infections each year. Annual direct medical costs and indirect productivity costs across the US have been found to average respectively at $10.4 billion and $16.3 billion. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic impact of severe influenza-induced illness on the US Veterans Affairs population...
2017: PloS One
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