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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036208/transitioning-couple-s-voluntary-hiv-counseling-and-testing-cvct-from-stand-alone-weekend-services-into-routine-antenatal-and-vct-services-in-government-clinics-in-zambia-s-two-largest-cities
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Mubiana Inambao, William Kilembe, Lauren A Canary, Nancy L Czaicki, Matilda Kakungu-Simpungwe, Roy Chavuma, Kristin M Wall, Amanda Tichacek, Julie Pulerwitz, Ibou Thior, Elwyn Chomba, Susan A Allen
INTRODUCTION: Most HIV infections in Africa are acquired by married/cohabiting adults and WHO recommends couple's voluntary HIV counseling and testing (CVCT) for prevention. The handover from NGO-sponsored weekend CVCT to government-sponsored services in routine weekday antenatal care (ANC) and individual voluntary testing and counseling (VCT) services in Zambia's two largest cities from 2009-2015 is described. METHODS: Government clinic counselors were trained to provide CVCT, and along with community health workers they promoted CVCT services in their clinic and surrounding areas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036171/costs-of-facility-based-hiv-testing-in-malawi-zambia-and-zimbabwe
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Lawrence Mwenge, Linda Sande, Collin Mangenah, Nurilign Ahmed, Sarah Kanema, Marc d'Elbée, Euphemia Sibanda, Thokozani Kalua, Gertrude Ncube, Cheryl C Johnson, Karin Hatzold, Frances M Cowan, Elizabeth L Corbett, Helen Ayles, Hendramoorthy Maheswaran, Fern Terris-Prestholt
BACKGROUND: Providing HIV testing at health facilities remains the most common approach to ensuring access to HIV treatment and prevention services for the millions of undiagnosed HIV-infected individuals in sub-Saharan Africa. We sought to explore the costs of providing these services across three southern African countries with high HIV burden. METHODS: Primary costing studies were undertaken in 54 health facilities providing HIV testing services (HTS) in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035667/why-doctors-consider-leaving-uk-medicine-qualitative-analysis-of-comments-from-questionnaire-surveys-three-years-after-graduation
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Trevor W Lambert, Fay Smith, Michael J Goldacre
Objective To report the reasons why doctors are considering leaving medicine or the UK. Design Questionnaire survey. Setting UK. Participants Questionnaires were sent three years after graduation to all UK medical graduates of 2008 and 2012. Main outcome measures Comments from doctors about their main reasons for considering leaving medicine or the UK (or both). Results The response rate was 46.2% (5291/11,461). Among the 60% of respondents who were not definitely intent on remaining in UK medicine, 50% were considering working in medicine outside the UK and 10% were considering leaving medicine...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033992/patient-safety-culture-in-intensive-care-units-from-the-perspective-of-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sedigheh Farzi, Azam Moladoost, Masoud Bahrami, Saba Farzi, Reza Etminani
BACKGROUND: One of the goals of nursing is providing safe care, prevention of injury, and health promotion of patients. Patient safety in intensive care units is threatened for various reasons. This study aimed to survey patient safety culture from the perspective of nurses in intensive care units. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016. Sampling was done using the convenience method. The sample consisted of 367 nurses working in intensive care units of teaching hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032298/factors-and-outcomes-associated-with-inpatient-cardiac-arrest-following-emergent-endotracheal-intubation
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Gabriel Wardi, Julian Villar, Thien Nguyen, Anuja Vyas, Nicholas Pokrajac, Anushirvan Minokadeh, Daniel Lasoff, Christopher Tainter, Jeremy R Beitler, Rebecca E Sell
BACKGROUND: Inpatient peri-intubation cardiac arrest (PICA) following emergent endotracheal intubation (ETI) is an uncommon but potentially preventable type of cardiac arrest (CA). Limited published data exist describing factors associated with inpatient PICA and patient outcomes. This study identifies risk factors associated with PICA among hospitalized patients emergently intubated out of the operating room and compares PICA to other types of inpatient CA. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study of patients at our institution over a five-year period...
October 11, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031700/cost-benefit-of-comprehensive-primary-and-preventive-school-based-health-care
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William V Padula, Katherine A Connor, Josiah M Mueller, Jonathan C Hong, Gabriela Calderon Velazquez, Sara B Johnson
INTRODUCTION: The Rales Health Center is a comprehensive school-based health center at an urban elementary/middle school. Rales Health Center provides a full range of pediatric services using an enriched staffing model consisting of pediatrician, nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and medical office assistant. This staffing model provides greater care but costs more than traditional school-based health centers staffed by part-time nurses. The objective was to analyze the cost benefit of Rales Health Center enhanced staffing model compared with a traditional school-based health center (standard care), focusing on asthma care, which is among the most prevalent chronic conditions of childhood...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031325/an-observational-study-of-the-relationship-between-capacity-for-care-as-an-animal-shelter-management-model-and-cat-health-adoption-and-death-in-three-animal-shelters
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C L Karsten, D C Wagner, P H Kass, K F Hurley
Animal shelters struggle to function at their 'right size' in terms of physical, staffing and outcome capacity, especially with seasonal fluctuations in cat intake. To address this, a Capacity for Care (C4C) management model was devised to balance health and welfare requirements of all animals while maintaining or improving goals for positive outcomes, such as adoption or transfer. In this observational study of three shelters, applying the C4C management system gave each organization an optimal average daily shelter cat population target (to be achieved through proactive length of stay management) and helped each shelter to increase the size of their feline housing units...
September 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029969/cross-year-peer-assisted-learning-using-the-inverted-flipped-classroom-design-a-pilot-study-in-dentistry
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Maximilian Quoß, Stefan Rüttermann, Susanne Gerhardt-Szep
BACKGROUND: The inverted classroom model (ICM) represents a special combination of online and attendance learning. The implementation of the didactic concept of "peer-assisted learning" (PAL) within an ICM design has not yet been described in the literature for the field of restorative dentistry. OBJECTIVE: It was the goal of the present study to develop an ICM offering in a cross-year PAL format (ICM-cyPAL), and then introduce and evaluate it. METHOD: The pilot project was conducted at the dental clinic at the Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main, where following its conceptual development and implementation with three consecutive cohorts of students in their first clinical semester (the sixth semester at university) the ICM-cyPAL offering was evaluated...
October 10, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029182/overlapping-surgeries-are-not-associated-with-worse-patient-outcomes-retrospective-multivariate-analysis-of-14-872-neurosurgical-cases-performed-at-a-single-institution
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Michael A Bohl, Michael A Mooney, John P Sheehy, Abigail M Cantwell, Steve W Chang, Kristina M Chapple, U Kumar Kakarla, Robert F Spetzler
BACKGROUND: Overlapping surgeries have recently become a controversial topic. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of overlapping surgeries on patient outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all neurosurgical procedures performed at a single institution from July 2013 to May 2016 was conducted. Variables extracted from the electronic medical records included sex, age, procedure type, resident years of training, evening case, emergency case, American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Score, illness severity, mortality risk, and percentage of case overlap...
September 27, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028761/the-value-of-24-7-in-house-icu-staffing-24-7-intensivist-in-the-icu
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Moldovan Sabov, Craig E Daniels
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October 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027315/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-carbetocin-during-cesarean-section-in-a-high-volume-maternity-unit
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Hian Yan Voon, Asrul A Shafie, Mohamad A Bujang, Haris N Suharjono
AIM: To evaluate the cost effectiveness of carbetocin compared to oxytocin when used as prophylaxis against post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) during cesarean deliveries. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed to identify randomized controlled trials that compared the use of carbetocin to oxytocin in the context of cesarean deliveries. Cost effectiveness analysis was then performed using secondary data from the perspective of a maternity unit within the Malaysian Ministry of Health, over a 24 h time period...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026523/medical-support-during-an-ironman-70-3-triathlon-race
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Hae-Rang Yang, Jinwoo Jeong, Injoo Kim, Ji Eun Kim
BACKGROUND: The Ironman 70.3 race is also called a half Ironman, and consists of 1.9 km of swimming, 90.1 km of cycling, and 21.1 km of running. The authors provide practical insights that may be useful for medical support in future events by summarizing the process and results of on-scene medical care. METHODS: The medical post was established at the transition area between the cycling and running courses, which was close to the finish line, and staffed with the headquarters team comprised of an emergency physician, an EMT, two nurses, and an ambulance with a driver...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024199/critical-care-pharmacy-workforce-uk-deployment-and-characteristics-in-2015
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Mark Borthwick, Greg Barton, Richard S Bourne, Catherine McKenzie
OBJECTIVE: Clinical pharmacists reduce medication errors and optimize the use of medication in critically ill patients, although actual staffing level and deployment of UK pharmacists is unknown. The primary aim was to investigate the UK deployment of the clinical pharmacy workforce in critical care and compare this with published standards. METHODS: An electronic data entry tool was created and distributed for UK critical care pharmacy services to record their critical care workforce deployment data...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023974/diabetes-related-major-lower-limb-amputation-incidence-is-strongly-related-to-diabetic-foot-service-provision-and-improves-with-enhancement-of-services-peer-review-of-the-south-west-of-england
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R B Paisey, A Abbott, R Levenson, A Harrington, D Browne, J Moore, M Bamford, M Roe
AIMS: To investigate the relationship between high diabetes-related lower limb amputation incidence and foot care services in the South-West region of England. METHODS: The introduction of 10 key elements of foot care service provision in one area of the South-West resulted in stabilization of foot ulcer incidence and sustained reduction in amputation incidence from 2007. Services introduced included administrative support, standardized general practice foot screening, improved community podiatry staffing, hospital multidisciplinary foot clinics, effective care pathways, availability of an orthotist and audit...
October 11, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023760/listening-to-teachers-views-on-delivery-of-a-classroom-based-sensory-intervention-for-students-with-autism
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Caroline Mills, Christine Chapparo
BACKGROUND/AIM: Occupational therapists consider the impact of autism spectrum disorder on occupational performance at school. Occupational therapists work with teachers to support student participation. Atypical sensory processing is common in children with autism. Therefore, collaborating with teachers to enable students with autism to appropriately process sensory information within classrooms may be necessary. This qualitative pilot study aimed to capture teachers' perceptions of using a Sensory Activity Schedule, a sensory based intervention, in the classroom...
October 12, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020794/primary-care-teams-and-pharmacist-staffing-ratios-is-there-a-magic-number
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Marie A Smith
Primary care physician (PCP) shortages are predicted for 2025, and many workforce models have recommended the expanded integration of nurse practitioners and physician assistants. However, there has been little consideration of incorporating clinical pharmacists on primary care teams to address the growing number of patient visits that involve medication optimization and management. This article summarizes various estimates of pharmacist staffing ratios based on number of PCPs, patient panel size, or annual patient encounters...
October 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018074/organisational-and-extraorganisational-determinants-of-volume-of-service-delivery-by-english-community-pharmacies-a-cross-sectional-survey-and-secondary-data-analysis
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Mark Hann, Ellen I Schafheutle, Fay Bradley, Rebecca Elvey, Andrew Wagner, Devina Halsall, Karen Hassell, Sally Jacobs
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify the organisational and extraorganisational factors associated with existing variation in the volume of services delivered by community pharmacies. DESIGN AND SETTING: Linear and ordered logistic regression of linked national data from secondary sources-community pharmacy activity, socioeconomic and health need datasets-and primary data from a questionnaire survey of community pharmacies in nine diverse geographical areas in England...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017488/understanding-collaborative-care-implementation-in-the-department-of-veterans-affairs-core-functions-and-implementation-challenges
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Jessica M Lipschitz, Justin K Benzer, Christopher Miller, Siena R Easley, Jenniffer Leyson, Edward P Post, James F Burgess
BACKGROUND: The collaborative care model is an evidence-based practice for treatment of depression in which designated care managers provide clinical services, often by telephone. However, the collaborative care model is infrequently adopted in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Almost all VA medical centers have adopted a co-located or embedded approach to integrating mental health care for primary care patients. Some VA medical centers have also adopted a telephone-based collaborative care model where depression care managers support patient education, patient activation, and monitoring of adherence and progress over time...
October 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994646/envisioning-eye-care-from-a-rural-perspective-a-photovoice-project-from-india
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Padmaja Kumari Rani, Rajita Kasoju, Venkatiah Komara, Raju Kothapalli, Devichandar Choudary, Jyothi Korani, Jachin D Williams, Clifton M Schor, Nance Wilson
Background To understand barriers and promoters for accessing eye care by rural communities, we used a modified approach to Photovoice, a community-based participatory action research approach Methods Community members took photographs and wrote or spoke stories based upon a series of questions intended to facilitate deeper thinking. Fifteen rural paramedical team members who were affiliated with the rural network of L V Prasad Eye Institute, and 60 people from four villages reported barriers and promoters for eye care access for 20 villages Results Important barriers for accessing eye care included the following: no caretaker at home for grandchildren except for the grandparent(s), alcoholism, uncontrolled blood pressure, inadequate diabetes management, lack of escort for blind people and elders, affordability, and inadequate clinic staffing during summer season when farming villagers were available...
January 1, 2017: International Quarterly of Community Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994623/exploring-functional-outcomes-and-allied-health-staffing-levels-in-an-inpatient-paediatric-rehabilitation-unit
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Penelope J Ireland, Amanda Francis, Shani Jackman, Kim McLennan
PURPOSE: This study provides data from a paediatric tertiary hospital on the length of stay, functional improvement and allied health workload for children and adolescents on active inpatient rehabilitation programs. METHODS: An audit was conducted of records of patients managed through an inpatient rehabilitation program at a 359 bed tertiary children's hospital in Brisbane, Australia between December 2014 and December 2015. Data relating to diagnosis, length of stay, functional change, occasions of allied health service and hours of patient attributable allied health professional time were collected...
October 10, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
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