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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828920/data-quality-in-the-swedish-quality-register-of-gynecologic-cancer-a-swedish-gynecologic-cancer-group-swegcg-study
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Per Rosenberg, Preben Kjølhede, Christian Staf, Maria Bjurberg, Christer Borgfeldt, Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Kristina Hellman, Elisabet Hjerpe, Erik Holmberg, Karin Stålberg, Bengt Tholander, Elisabeth Åvall Lundqvist, Thomas Högberg
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the quality of data on endometrial (EC) and ovarian, fallopian tube, peritoneal, abdominal or pelvic cancers (OC) registered in the Swedish Quality Register of Gynecologic Cancer (SQRGC). METHOD: A random sample of 500 patients was identified in the SQRGC and their medical charts were reviewed for re-abstraction of 31 selected core variables by an independent validator. The data in the SQRGC and the re-abstracted data were compared...
August 22, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828873/rural-origin-health-professional-students-perceptions-of-a-support-programme-offered-by-umthombo-youth-development-foundation
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Dumisani M Gumede, Andrew J Ross, Laura M Campbell, Richard G MacGregor
BACKGROUND: Staffing of rural healthcare facilities is a challenge, with literature supporting the selection and training of rural-origin students. The Umthombo Youth Development Foundation (UYDF) scholarship scheme supports rural students to train as healthcare professionals and offers a unique support programme. This programme has not been evaluated, and this study sought UYDF-supported students' perceptions of the programme. AIM: The aim of the study was to assess students' perceptions of the UYDF support programme...
July 27, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828300/generalizable-items-and-modular-structure-for-computerised-physician-staffing-calculation-on-intensive-care-units
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Manfred Weiss, Gernot Marx, Thomas Iber
Intensive care medicine remains one of the most cost-driving areas within hospitals with high personnel costs. Under the scope of limited budgets and reimbursement, realistic needs are essential to justify personnel staffing. Unfortunately, all existing staffing models are top-down calculations with a high variability in results. We present a workload-oriented model, integrating quality of care, efficiency of processes, legal, educational, controlling, local, organisational and economic aspects. In our model, the physician's workload solely related to the intensive care unit depends on three tasks: Patient-oriented tasks, divided in basic tasks (performed in every patient) and additional tasks (necessary in patients with specific diagnostic and therapeutic requirements depending on their specific illness, only), and non patient-oriented tasks...
August 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826873/clinical-nonlicensed-personnel-in-u-s-hospitals-job-trends-from-2010-to-2015
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Patricia Pittman, Suhui Li, Xinxin Han, Time Lowe
BACKGROUND: Despite the large numbers in health care industry, little is known about the clinical nonlicensed personnel (CNLP) in U.S. hospitals and how their staffing has changed over time. PURPOSE: The purpose of this analysis is to better understand the conformation and recent trends in CNLP staffing in U.S. hospitals from 2010 to 2015. METHODS: Using Premier's OperationsAdvisor database, we examined trends in staffing of 25 CNLP jobs and graduate nurses (GNs) in U...
July 21, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826291/a-descriptive-study-of-differing-school-health-delivery-models
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Sherri I Becker, Erin Maughan
The purpose of this exploratory qualitative study was to identify and describe emerging models of school health services. Participants ( N = 11) provided information regarding their models in semistructured phone interviews. Results identified a variety of funding sources as well as different staffing configurations and supervision. Strengths of the new models included an increase in school nurses and improved communication between schools, public health agencies, and health providers. Challenges for nurses practicing in the new models included not feeling connected to the school and unclear roles of unlicensed assistive personnel...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822217/using-a-novel-technology-for-disaster-staff-notification
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Stephen C Morris, Janice K Pelley, Steven H Mitchell
Notification of backup staff and determining their ability to augment frontline staff is a major component of any disaster plan. However, the communication and organization of this effort has many challenges. These include communication system overload, the disaster setting, disrupted transportation, and staffing impacts on normal operations. An optimal disaster notification system must have the ability to be modified to include all hazards and the unique environment in which the plan is being made. This article highlights a unique disaster staff notification system using a novel technology, an outside administrator, and a multilayer system of redundant communication...
January 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821554/developing-standards-for-the-development-of-glaucoma-virtual-clinics-using-a-modified-delphi-approach
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Aachal Kotecha, Simon Longstaff, Augusto Azuara-Blanco, James F Kirwan, James Edwards Morgan, Anne Fiona Spencer, Paul J Foster
PURPOSE: To obtain consensus opinion for the development of a standards framework for the development and implementation of virtual clinics for glaucoma monitoring in the UK using a modified Delphi methodology. METHODS: A modified Delphi technique was used that involved sampling members of the UK Glaucoma and Eire Society (UKEGS). The first round scored the strength of agreement to a series of standards statements using a 9-point Likert scale. The revised standards were subjected to a second round of scoring and free-text comment...
August 18, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816814/safe-nurse-staffing-is-more-than-numbers-and-ratios
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Kathleen Rice Simpson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815796/new-graduate-nurses-preparation-for-recognition-and-prevention-of-failure-to-rescue-a-qualitative-study
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Elizabeth K Herron
AIM AND OBJECTIVE: To explore new graduate nurses' experiences with recognition and prevention of failure to rescue. BACKGROUND: Failure to rescue is recognized as a quality of care indicator, a core measure of nursing care in hospitals, and a determinant for staffing in acute care facilities. Clinical reasoning is an essential component in preventing failure to rescue and should be emphasized in nursing education and new graduate orientation. Many nurses graduate without the ability to use clinical reasoning in providing patient care which can lead to adverse patient outcomes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814134/demonstrating-the-relationship-between-school-nurse-workload-and-student-outcomes
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Donna Daughtry, Martha Keehner Engelke
This article describes how one very large, diverse school district developed a Student Acuity Tool for School Nurse Assignment and used a logic model to successfully advocate for additional school nurse positions. The logic model included three student outcomes that were evaluated: provide medications and procedures safely and accurately, increase the number of students with a medical home, and increase the number of students with chronic illness that receive case management. Pairing a staffing formula with an evaluation plan that focuses on student outcomes and the priorities of the school district provides a strong case that school nurses are essential and that they contribute to student success...
January 1, 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814123/establishing-the-neurorecovery-network-community-fitness-and-wellness-facilities-multi-site-fitness-facilities-provide-activity-based-interventions-and-assessments-for-evidence-based-functional-gains-in-neurologic-disorders
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Heather Tolle, Andrew Rapacz, Barry Weintraub, Carrie Shogren, Susan J Harkema, Jeremy L Gibson
BACKGROUND: Physical fitness is a necessity for those living with a spinal cord injury, yet access to fitness facilities, equipment, and specially trained fitness experts are limited. METHODS: This article introduces the concept of a network of fitness facilities specially geared towards individuals with spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders. RESULTS: The Community Fitness and Wellness branch of the NeuroRecovery Network was created to provide a continuum of care after traditional rehabilitation for individuals living with a spinal cord injury and other neurological disorders...
August 17, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813473/the-availability-of-pharmacies-in-the-united-states-2007-2015
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Dima Mazen Qato, Shannon Zenk, Jocelyn Wilder, Rachel Harrington, Darrell Gaskin, G Caleb Alexander
IMPORTANCE: Despite their increasingly important role in health care delivery, little is known about the availability, and characteristics, of community pharmacies in the United States. OBJECTIVES: (1) To examine trends in the availability of community pharmacies and pharmacy characteristics (24-hour, drive-up, home delivery, e-prescribing, and multilingual staffing) associated with access to prescription medications in the U.S. between 2007 and 2015; and (2) to determine whether and how these patterns varied by pharmacy type (retail chains, independents, mass retailers, food stores, government and clinic-based) and across counties...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812844/clinician-perspectives-of-barriers-to-effective-implementation-of-a-rapid-response-system-in-an-academic-health-centre-a-focus-group-study
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John Rihari-Thomas, Michelle DiGiacomo, Jane Phillips, Phillip Newton, Patricia M Davidson
BACKGROUND: Systemic and structural issues of rapid response system (RRS) models can hinder implementation. This study sought to understand the ways in which acute care clinicians (physicians and nurses) experience and negotiate care for deteriorating patients within the RRS. METHODS: Physicians and nurses working within an Australian academic health centre within a jurisdictional-based model of clinical governance participated in focus group interviews. Verbatim transcripts were analysed using thematic content analysis...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812486/nine-in-ten-largest-trusts-in-england-short-of-nurses
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Kat Keogh
Nine out of ten of England's 50 largest NHS hospital trusts are not staffed with nurses to the level planned by their own management, the RCN said.
August 16, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812473/implementation-of-a-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-fever-and-neutropenia-in-pediatric-patients-with-cancer
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Joy Vanderway, Catherine Vincent, Susan M Walsh, Jennifer Obrecht
Fever and neutropenia is an oncologic emergency. Time-to-antibiotics (TTA) refers to the amount of time from initial provider evaluation for fever and neutropenia to intravenous antibiotic administration. Research supports that rapid time-to-antibiotics (RTTA) is associated with improved patient outcomes. This quality improvement project evaluated the success of implementing an RTTA pathway in pediatric oncology patients with fever and neutropenia. The setting was an advanced practice nurse-managed pediatric ambulatory infusion center where patients with fever and neutropenia were often evaluated and treated...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811039/twenty-years-of-staffing-practice-environment-and-outcomes-research-in-military-nursing
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Patricia A Patrician, Lori A Loan, Mary S McCarthy, Pauline Swiger, Sara Breckenridge-Sproat, Laura Ruse Brosch, Bonnie Mowinski Jennings
BACKGROUND: Two decades ago, findings from an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report sparked the urgent need for evidence supporting relationships between nurse staffing and patient outcomes. PURPOSE: This article provides an overview of nurse staffing, practice environment, and patient outcomes research, with an emphasis on findings from military studies. Lessons learned also are enumerated. METHOD: This study is a review of the entire Military Nursing Outcomes Database (MilNOD) program of research...
July 10, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810919/patterns-of-resident-health-workforce-turnover-and-retention-in-remote-communities-of-the-northern-territory-of-australia-2013-2015
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Deborah J Russell, Yuejen Zhao, Steven Guthridge, Mark Ramjan, Michael P Jones, John S Humphreys, John Wakerman
BACKGROUND: The geographical maldistribution of the health workforce is a persisting global issue linked to inequitable access to health services and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations. In the Northern Territory (NT), anecdotal reports suggest that the primary care workforce in remote Aboriginal communities is characterised by high turnover, low stability and high use of temporary staffing; however, there is a lack of reliable information to guide workforce policy improvements...
August 15, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809035/nurse-staffing-patterns-and-patient-experience-of-care-an-empirical-analysis-of-u-s-hospitals
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Eva-Maria Oppel, Gary J Young
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between nurse staffing patterns and patients' experience of care in hospitals with a particular focus on staffing flexibility. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: The study sample comprised U.S. general hospitals between 2010 and 2012. Nurse staffing data came from the American Hospital Association Annual Survey, and patient experience data came from the Medicare Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. STUDY DESIGN: An observational research design was used entailing a pooled, cross-sectional data set...
August 14, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807424/a-national-collaborative-approach-to-reduce-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-nursing-homes-a-qualitative-assessment
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Sarah L Krein, Molly Harrod, Sue Collier, Kristina K Davis, Andrew J Rolle, Karen E Fowler, Lona Mody
BACKGROUND: Reducing health care-associated infections (HAIs), such as catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), is a critical performance improvement target in nursing homes. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-term Care: Health Care-Associated Infections/Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection, a national performance improvement program, was designed to promote implementation of a CAUTI prevention program through state-based or regional collaboratives in more than 500 nursing homes across the United States...
August 12, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805417/implementing-a-cornerstone-of-culture-change-consistent-staff-assignment-in-vha-community-living-centers
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Sonne Lemke, Penny L Brennan, Sonya SooHoo, Kathleen K Schutte
In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) began implementing consistent staff assignment in its nursing homes (called Community Living Centers or CLCs). Consistent assignment, a cornerstone of culture change, minimizes the number of staff who provide a resident's care. The present research assessed the level and stability of consistent assignment in units within VHA CLCs and identified unit characteristics related to implementation of this staff assignment model. Schedulers in 185 of 335 organizational units that make up VHA CLCs completed a Staffing Practices Survey...
August 2017: Psychological Services
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