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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245022/cost-effective-way-to-reduce-stimulant-abuse-among-gay-bisexual-men-and-transgender-women-a-randomized-clinical-trial-with-a-cost-comparison
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S X Zhang, S Shoptaw, C J Reback, K Yadav, A M Nyamathi
OBJECTIVES: A randomized controlled study was conducted with 422 homeless, stimulant-using gay/bisexual (G/B) men and 29 transgender women (n = 451) to assess two community-based interventions to reduce substance abuse and improve health: (a) a nurse case-managed program combined with contingency management (NCM + CM) versus (b) standard education plus contingency management (SE + CM). STUDY DESIGN: Hypotheses tested included: a) completion of hepatitis A/B vaccination series; b) reduction in stimulant use; and c) reduction in number of sexual partners...
December 12, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243561/patient-safety-communication-among-differently-educated-nurses-converging-and-diverging-meaning-systems
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Allison Brandt Anbari, Amy Vogelsmeier, Debbie S Dougherty
Studies that suggest an increased number of bachelor's prepared nurses (BSNs) at the bedside improves patient safety do not stratify their samples into traditional bachelor's and associates (ADN) to BSN graduates. This qualitative study investigated potential differences in patient safety meaning among BSNs and ADN to BSN graduates. Guided by the theory of Language Convergence/Meaning Divergence, interview data from eight BSN and eight ADN to BSN graduates were analyzed. Findings indicate there are two meaning levels or systems, the local level and the systemic level...
December 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242517/the-crisis-at-christmas-dental-service-a-review-of-an-annual-volunteer-led-dental-service-for-homeless-and-vulnerably-housed-people-in-london
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J Doughty, S Stagnell, N Shah, A Vasey, C Gillard
Background The UK charity Crisis originated in 1967 as a response to the increasing numbers of homeless people in London, and the first Crisis at Christmas event for rough sleepers was established in 1971. Since then, Crisis has provided numerous services over the Christmas period to the most vulnerable members of society. One of these is the Crisis at Christmas Dental Service (CCDS) which provides emergency and routine dental care from 23-29 of December each year. The charity is entirely dependent on voluntary staffing and industry donations including materials and facilities...
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231258/retrospective-review-of-immunocompromised-children-undergoing-skin-biopsy-for-suspected-invasive-infection-analysis-of-factors-predictive-of-invasive-mold
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Robert J Smith, Sarah B Klieger, Salwa E Sulieman, Emily Berger, James R Treat, Brian T Fisher
OBJECTIVES: Cutaneous lesions are often the first marker of invasive mold infection, which can cause substantial morbidity in immunocompromised children. The purpose of this study was to describe the evaluation and outcomes of immunocompromised children who presented with findings requiring skin biopsy because of concern about invasive infection. In children who were biopsied, we sought to determine the factors predictive of invasive mold infection. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230501/-development-of-ground-based-physician-staffed-emergency-missions-in-the-city-of-leipzig-from-2003-to-2013
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K Bader, M Bernhard, A Gries, M Kaul, R Schröder, A Ramshorn-Zimmer
BACKGROUND: The annual number of physician-based emergency missions reported is continuously increasing. Data from large cities concerning this development over long periods is sparse. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective study the charts of all ground-based physician-staffed emergency missions in the city of Leipzig for the first quarters of 2003 and 2013 were analyzed. Patient characteristics, injury and illness severities, mission location, hospital admission rate, as well as emergency interventions were collated...
December 11, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227416/rurality-quality-improvement-maturity-and-accreditation-readiness-a-comparison-study-of-colorado-kansas-and-nebraska-local-health-departments
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Abbey Gregg, Sarbinaz Bekmuratova, David Palm, Lisa VanRaemdonck, Gianfranco Pezzino, Li-Wu Chen, Peter Manetta
OBJECTIVE: To compare local health department (LHD) accreditation readiness (AR) and quality improvement (QI) maturity in 3 states, between LHDs with varying levels of rurality, and across an LHD staffing-level continuum. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional comparative study that included an online survey administered to LHD directors in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. The survey included 10 questions assessed on a 5-point Likert scale covering 3 QI domains and 13 questions covering 5 AR domains...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227388/12-hour-shifts-literature-reviewed-wise-use-challenged
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Betty Kupperschmidt
Concern is reported about the negative outcomes of 12-hour shifts for nurses, including sleep-deprived fatigue, negative neurobehavioral outcomes, and patient safety. However, 12-hour shifts remain the prevailing staffing method. When should the concern for nurses' health and well-being be factored into staffing decisions? If the 12-hour model was used more wisely, that is, nurses were not working too much and/or too long, would there be a need for change? Will nurses and researchers pursue ways to address the negative outcomes of 12-hour shifts?...
January 2018: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
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/29219908/characteristics-of-the-nursing-practice-environment-associated-with-lower-unit-level-rn-turnover
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Heather V Nelson-Brantley, Shin Hye Park, Sandra Bergquist-Beringer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to examine characteristics of the nursing practice environment associated with lower RN turnover. BACKGROUND: Identifying characteristics of the practice environment that contribute to lower RN turnover is important for meeting the national quality strategy priority of reducing healthcare costs. METHODS: Data from 1002 adult care units in 162 National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators participating hospitals were analyzed using multivariate linear regression...
January 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217437/carotid-endarterectomy-performed-before-the-weekend-is-associated-with-increased-length-of-stay
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Thomas W Cheng, Alik Farber, Jeffrey A Kalish, Douglas W Jones, Myriam Castagne, Denis Rybin, Stephen J Raulli, Jeffrey J Siracuse
OBJECTIVE: Length of stay (LOS) is commonly used to gauge hospital resource utilization and can affect hospital profit margin. Other fields of surgery have showed that operations performed close to the weekend have longer LOS and higher patient morbidity. Our goal was to investigate whether asymptomatic patients undergoing elective carotid endarterectomy (CEA) earlier in the week had a shorter LOS and improved clinical outcomes compared to those treated before the weekend. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database was queried for elective weekday CEAs performed for asymptomatic carotid stenosis from 2005 to 2017...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217366/initially-missed-or-delayed-diagnosis-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-nationwide-survey-of-contributing-factors-and-outcomes-in-japan
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Yasushi Takagi, Hiromu Hadeishi, Yohei Mineharu, Kazumichi Yoshida, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Akira Ogawa, Susumu Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remains a significant cause of mortality in Japan. The Japan Stroke Society set out to conduct a nationwide survey to identify contributing factors and outcomes of SAH misdiagnosis. METHODS: We initially surveyed 737 training institutes and 1259 departments in Japan between April 2012 and March 2014 for the presence of misdiagnosed SAH. Clinical information was then sought from respondents with a positive misdiagnosis. Information on 579 misdiagnosed cases was collected...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215422/maternity-nurses-perceptions-of-implementation-of-the-ten-steps-to-successful-breastfeeding
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Emilie M Cunningham, Eva I Doyle, Rodney G Bowden
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine maternity nurses' perceptions of implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. METHODS: An online survey and a focus group were used to evaluate perceptions of maternity nurses of implementing the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding in an urban Texas hospital at the onset of the project initiation. Responses were transcribed and coded using Nvivo software. Thematic analysis was conducted and consensus was reached among the research team to validate themes...
January 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214899/paid-staff-or-volunteers-does-it-make-a-difference-the-impact-of-staffing-on-child-outcomes-for-children-attending-community-based-programmes-in-south-africa-and-malawi
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Mark Tomlinson, Lorraine Sherr, Ana Macedo, Xanthe Hunt, Sarah Skeen
BACKGROUND: Globally, and in low and middle income countries (LMIC) specifically, there is a critical shortage of workers. The use of volunteers to support such care delivery systems has been examined, there is scant literature on the impact of volunteers on child outcome in high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-affected communities. OBJECTIVES: To examine the differential impact of paid versus volunteer workforce in Community Based Organisations (CBOs) providing care to children and families affected by the HIV epidemic in South Africa and Malawi on child outcomes over time...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212637/staffing-challenges-today
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Nancy Blake
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2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211623/quality-of-care-improves-for-patients-with-diabetes-in-medicare-shared-savings-accountable-care-organizations-organizational-characteristics-associated-with-performance
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Taressa K Fraze, Valerie A Lewis, Emily Tierney, Carrie H Colla
Accountable care organizations (ACOs), a primary care-centric delivery and payment model, aim to promote integrated population health, which may improve care for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes. Research has shown that, overall, the ACO model is effective at reducing costs, but there is substantial variation in how effective different types of ACOs are at impacting costs and improving care delivery. This study examines how ACO organizational characteristics - such as composition, staffing, care management, and experiences with health reform - were associated with quality of care delivered to patients with diabetes...
December 6, 2017: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211232/association-between-workload-of-the-nursing-staff-and-patient-safety-outcomes
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Ana Maria Müller de Magalhães, Diovane Ghignatti da Costa, Caren de Oliveira Riboldi, Thiane Mergen, Amanda da Silveira Barbosa, Gisela Maria Schebella Souto de Moura
OBJECTIVE To describe the workload of the nursing team and relate it with patient safety outcomes in clinical and surgical inpatient units of a university hospital. METHOD Cross-sectional study, carried out from October 2013 to September 2015. The factor under study was the workload, expressed as the ratio between the mean number of patients and the number of nursing professionals in 24 hours and in the day shifts. RESULTS The sample consisted of 157,481 patients, 502 nursing professionals and 264 observations of safety outcomes...
2017: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210889/does-specialty-training-and-practice-setting-affect-adherence-to-the-pediatric-emergency-care-applied-research-network-criteria-for-pediatric-head-trauma
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Maria Tama, Neel Andharia, Collin Bufano, Josh Greenstein, Boris Khodorkovsky
OBJECTIVE: The goal was to determine the effects of specialty training and practice settings on the adherence to the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) criteria. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on a 2-campus hospital. Chart documentation was used to determine adherence to PECARN criteria. Inclusion criteria were any traumatic head injury within 24 hours in patients younger than 18 years over a 1-year period. Specialty training was subdivided into 3 groups: pediatric emergency medicine, emergency medicine (EM), and general pediatrics...
November 27, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210768/safety-and-security-concerns-of-nurses-working-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-qualitative-study
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Yolanda Keys, Jaynelle F Stichler
Intensive care units (ICUs) exist to serve as a safe place for critically ill patients to receive care from skilled practitioners. In this qualitative study, ICU nurses shared their perspectives on elements that promote safety and security on their units. After obtaining institutional review board approval, participants participated in telephone interviews with a nurse researcher who has experience as a bedside ICU nurse. Five categories and 14 themes were identified and then confirmed using member checking...
January 2018: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210132/community-pharmacists-in-england-s-opinions-on-skill-mix-and-delegation
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Emma Barnes, Alison Bullock, Margaret Allan, Karen Hodson
OBJECTIVES: Following the 2005 contractual framework amendment, the expanding role of community pharmacy team members required a shift in entrenched views on roles and duties. This study aimed to report on community pharmacists' opinions on skill mix and explore how they can be addressed so that skill mix may be optimised. METHODS: An invitation to complete an online questionnaire was distributed via email, marked for the attention of the lead pharmacist. Following a low response, a paper-based questionnaire was sent to all community pharmacies in England (n = 11,816)...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209032/comparison-of-state-risk-appropriate-neonatal-care-policies-with-the-2012-aap-policy-statement
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Charlan D Kroelinger, Ekwutosi M Okoroh, David A Goodman, Sarah M Lasswell, Wanda D Barfield
OBJECTIVE: Compare state policies with standards outlined in the 2012 AAP Policy Statement on Levels of Neonatal Care. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic, web-based review of publicly available policies on levels of care in all states in 2014. Infant risk information, equipment capabilities, and specialty staffing were abstracted from published rules, statutes, and regulations. RESULT: Twenty-two states had a policy on regionalized perinatal care. State policies vary in consistency with the AAP Policy, with 60% of states including standards consistent with Level I criteria, 48% Level II, 14% Level III, and one state with Level IV...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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