keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

staffing

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452626/translation-of-an-evidence-based-therapeutic-exercise-program-for-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease
#1
Dereck L Salisbury, Mary O Whipple, Marsha Burt, Rebecca J L Brown, Alan Hirsch, Christopher Foley, Diane Treat-Jacobson
The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate quality outcomes including referral, enrollment, and completion rates of a new peripheral artery disease (PAD)-specific supervised exercise therapy (SET) program within a preexisting clinical exercise wellness program and to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and patient-centered outcomes derived from 12 weeks of PAD-specific SET. Recruited participants completed an individualized, minimally supervised, PAD-specific SET program based on the AHA-ACC guidelines...
March 2018: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448834/single-occupancy-patient-rooms-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-since-2006
#2
Ellen Taylor, Alan J Card, Melissa Piatkowski
AIM: Our review evaluated both the effects of single-occupancy patient rooms (SPRs) on patient outcomes for hospitalized adults and user opinion related to SPRs. BACKGROUND: In 2006, a requirement for SPRs in hospitals was instituted in the United States. This systematic literature review evaluates research published since that time to evaluate the impact of SPRs. METHODS: The review adheres to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement...
January 1, 2018: HERD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442533/variation-of-care-time-between-nursing-units-in-classification-based-nurse-to-resident-ratios-a-multilevel-analysis
#3
Albert Brühl, Katarina Planer, Anja Hagel
A validity test was conducted to determine how care level-based nurse-to-resident ratios compare with actual daily care times per resident in Germany. Stability across different long-term care facilities was tested. Care level-based nurse-to-resident ratios were compared with the standard minimum nurse-to-resident ratios. Levels of care are determined by classification authorities in long-term care insurance programs and are used to distribute resources. Care levels are a powerful tool for classifying authorities in long-term care insurance...
January 2018: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441837/nurses-as-change-agents-for-a-better-future-in-health-care-the-politics-of-drift-and-dilution
#4
Anne M Rafferty
This paper takes the 70th Anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom as an opportunity to reflect upon the strategic direction of nursing policy and the extent to which nurses can realise their potential as change agents in building a better future for health care. It argues that the policy trajectory set for nursing at the outset of the NHS continues to influence its strategic direction, and that the trajectory needs to be reset with the voices of nurses being more engaged in the design, as much as the delivery of health policy...
February 14, 2018: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438805/the-correlation-between-national-health-service-trusts-clinical-trial-activity-and-both-mortality-rates-and-care-quality-commission-ratings-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
#5
L Jonker, S J Fisher
OBJECTIVES: Evidence supporting the notion that clinical research activity in itself is of benefit to organisations as a whole is inconclusive. In the recent past, a positive association between research activity and reduced mortality has been shown. This study aimed to ascertain if clinical research activity is associated with established organisational outcome measures. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. METHODS: For 129 English National Health Service hospital Trusts, National Institute for Health Research study activity data, Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) scores and Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings were collected...
February 10, 2018: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437310/suhcat-study-part-5-comparison-of-staff-and-chiefs-perceptions-of-emergency-department-quality-in-catalonia
#6
Javier Jacob, Emili Gené, Gilberto Alonso, Pere Rimbau, José Zorrilla, Francesc Casarramona, Cristina Netto, Pere Sánchez, Ricard Hernández, Xavier Escalada, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVES: To study the perceptions of Catalan Society of Emergency Medicine (SoCMUE) members who staff hospital emergency departments regarding measures taken to cope with overcrowding, staff rest areas, and staff size. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive cross-sectional analysis of a survey sent to SoCMUE members. We compared opinions expressed by physicians and nurses in this survey and also compared them to opinions expressed by heads of departments in prior SUHCAT studies...
February 2018: Emergencias: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434461/emotional-consequences-of-delays-in-spinal-rehabilitation-unit-admission-or-discharge-a-qualitative-study-on-the-importance-of-communication
#7
Narelle Warren, Karin Walford, Annisha Susilo, Peter Wayne New
Objective: To explore the influence of health communications on the emotional consequences of delays in transfer from acute hospital into a spinal rehabilitation unit (SRU) or delays in discharge from SRU. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted in this exploratory, thematic qualitative research design in an SRU, Melbourne, Australia. Results: Six patients experienced delay in admission to (n = 4) or discharge from (n = 3) the SRU, with one person experiencing both an admission and discharge delay...
2018: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432627/the-cost-of-family-medicine-residency-training-impacts-of-federal-and-state-funding
#8
Judith Pauwels, Amanda Weidner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Numerous organizations are calling for the expansion of graduate medical education (GME) positions nationally. Developing new residency programs and expanding existing programs can only happen if financial resources are available to pay for the expenses of training beyond what can be generated in direct clinical income by the residents and faculty in the program. The goal of this study was to evaluate trended data regarding the finances of family medicine residency programs to identify what financial resources are needed to sustain graduate medical education programs...
February 2018: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432337/improving-patient-safety-culture-a-report-of-a-multifaceted-intervention
#9
Tom Basson, Alfred Montoya, Julia Neily, Lisa Harmon, Bradley V Watts
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to improve the safety culture at a Veterans Administration hospital using evidence-based approaches. METHODS: We implemented a patient safety summit with follow-up actions. We measured safety climate before and after the summit using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey of Patient Safety Culture with modifications and the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ). The summit brought hospital leaders together to discuss patient safety topics and relate them to our hospital...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431046/intermediate-care-units-a-survey-of-organization-practices-across-the-united-states
#10
Blair Wendlandt, Thomas Bice, Shannon Carson, Lydia Chang
PURPOSE: Intermediate care units (IMCUs) represent an alternative care setting with nurse staffing levels between those of the general ward and the intensive care unit (ICU). Despite rising prevalence, little is known about IMCU practices across US hospitals. The purpose of this study is to characterize utilization patterns and assess for variation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 14-item survey was distributed to a random nationwide sample of pulmonary and critical care physicians between January and April 2017...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429311/management-of-faecal-incontinence
#11
John Guinane, Rosie Crone
BACKGROUND: Faecal incontinence significantly affects a patient's quality of life, and limited research has been conducted into effective interventions that are specific to residential aged care. Australian and New Zealand prevalence data indicate a general faecal incontinence rate of 12-13% in older adults and up to 50% in residential aged care. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe the suggested initial investigation and management of faecal incontinence in older adults residing in residential aged care...
January 2018: Aust J Gen Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426339/telephone-health-services-in-the-field-of-rare-diseases-a-qualitative-interview-study-examining-the-needs-of-patients-relatives-and-health-care-professionals-in-germany
#12
Ana Babac, Martin Frank, Frédéric Pauer, Svenja Litzkendorf, Daniel Rosenfeldt, Verena Lührs, Lisa Biehl, Tobias Hartz, Holger Storf, Franziska Schauer, Thomas O F Wagner, J-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg
BACKGROUND: Rare diseases are, by definition, very serious and chronic diseases with a high negative impact on quality of life. Approximately 350 million people worldwide live with rare diseases. The resulting high disease burden triggers health information search, but helpful, high-quality, and up-to-date information is often hard to find. Therefore, the improvement of health information provision has been integrated in many national plans for rare diseases, discussing the telephone as one access option...
February 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425551/does-the-mode-of-delivery-in-cardiac-rehabilitation-determine-the-extent-of-psychosocial-health-outcomes
#13
Alex S Harrison, Patrick Doherty
BACKGROUND: Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) is a multicomponent tailored intervention aiming to reduce lifestyle risk factors and promote health in patients post cardiovascular disease. CR is delivered either as supervised or facilitated self-delivered yet little evidence exists evaluating the association between mode of delivery and outcomes. METHODS: This observational study used data routinely collected from the National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation from April 2012-March 2016...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423186/assessment-of-health-facility-capacity-to-provide-newborn-care-in-bangladesh-haiti-malawi-senegal-and-tanzania
#14
Rebecca Winter, Jennifer Yourkavitch, Wenjuan Wang, Lindsay Mallick
Background: Despite the importance of health facility capacity to provide comprehensive care, the most widely used indicators for global monitoring of maternal and child health remain contact measures which assess women's use of services only and not the capacity of health facilities to provide those services; there is a gap in monitoring health facilities' capacity to provide newborn care services in low and middle income countries. Methods: In this study we demonstrate a measurable framework for assessing health facility capacity to provide newborn care using open access, nationally-representative Service Provision Assessment (SPA) data from the Demographic Health Surveys Program...
December 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422170/-mobile-technology-to-improve-heart-failure-outcomes-a-proof-of-concept-paper
#15
Ponrathi Athilingam, Bradlee A Jenkins, Heather Zumpano, Miguel A Labrador
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) causes significant symptom burden and human suffering with considerable economic burden due to hospital readmissions. Targeted interventions to encourage and support self-management behavior is warranted. AIM: To test the proof of concept of a mobile application (HeartMapp) in improving self-care management of patients with heart failure. METHOD: An exploratory inquiry used a field study strategy with purposeful sampling and constant comparative analysis to test the proof of concept of HeartMapp using The Business Model Canvas framework...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422158/actual-and-perceived-nursing-workload-and-the-complexity-of-patients-with-total-hip-arthroplasty
#16
M Olthof, M Stevens, B Dijkstra, S K Bulstra, I Van Den Akker-Scheek
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relation between patient complexity and nursing care of total hip arthroplasty (THA) patients. To improve patient care and hospital logistics, the aim of this study is to gain insight into the relation between patient complexity and the nursing staff's actual and perceived workload at an orthopedic ward during admission for a THA. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of 45 THA patients in the year 2014. Duration and type of nursing care activities were recorded during the first postoperative morning...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420185/landscape-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs-in-ontario-a-survey-of-hospitals
#17
Valerie Leung, Julie Hui-Chih Wu, Bradley J Langford, Gary Garber
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is an important public health issue globally and in Canada. To understand the current state of antimicrobial stewardship programs in Ontario health care facilities, Public Health Ontario conducted a voluntary survey of hospitals in the province. METHODS: The Ontario Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Landscape Survey was distributed online to hospitals, targeting front-line antimicrobial stewardship clinicians. The survey was open for 5 weeks in fall 2016...
February 2, 2018: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416337/comparative-efficacy-and-acceptability-of-bibliotherapy-for-depression-and-anxiety-disorders-in-children-and-adolescents-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
#18
Shuai Yuan, Xinyu Zhou, Yuqing Zhang, Hanpin Zhang, Juncai Pu, Lining Yang, Lanxiang Liu, Xiaofeng Jiang, Peng Xie
Background: Depression and anxiety are the most common mental disorders in children and adolescents. Bibliotherapy is a treatment using written materials for mental health problems. Its main advantages are ease of use, low cost, low staffing demands, and greater privacy. Yet few meta-analyses have focused on the effect of bibliotherapy on depression and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. Methods: We included randomized controlled trials comparing bibliotherapy with control conditions for depression and anxiety in children and adolescents (aged ≤18 years)...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415550/management-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-under-5-years-through-the-lens-of-health-care-workers-in-two-rural-south-african-hospitals
#19
Moise Muzigaba, Brian Van Wyk, Thandi Puoane
BACKGROUND: Despite the widespread implementation of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the management of severe malnutrition in South Africa, poor treatment outcomes for children under 5 years are still observed in some hospitals, particularly in rural areas. OBJECTIVE: To explore health care workers' perceptions about upstream and proximal factors contributing to poor treatment outcomes for severe acute malnutrition in two district hospitals in South Africa...
January 30, 2018: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415308/clinical-information-systems-integration-in-new-york-city-s-first-mobile-stroke-unit
#20
Benjamin R Kummer, Michael P Lerario, Babak B Navi, Adam C Ganzman, Daniel Ribaudo, Saad A Mir, Sammy Pishanidar, Tim Lekic, Olajide Williams, Hooman Kamel, Randolph S Marshall, George Hripcsak, Mitchell S V Elkind, Matthew E Fink
BACKGROUND:  Mobile stroke units (MSUs) reduce time to thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke. These units are widely used, but the clinical information systems underlying MSU operations are understudied. OBJECTIVE:  The first MSU on the East Coast of the United States was established at New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) in October 2016. We describe our program's 7-month pilot, focusing on the integration of our hospital's clinical information systems into our MSU to support patient care and research efforts...
January 2018: Applied Clinical Informatics
keyword
keyword
113140
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"