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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045609/stakeholder-perspectives-on-the-optimizing-patient-transfers-impacting-medical-quality-and-improving-symptoms-transforming-institutional-care-optimistic-project
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Mary Ersek, Susan E Hickman, Anne C Thomas, Brittany Bernard, Kathleen T Unroe, Suzanne Meeks
Background and Objectives: The need to reduce burdensome and costly hospitalizations of frail nursing home residents is well documented. The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) project achieved this reduction through a multicomponent collaborative care model. We conducted an implementation-focused project evaluation to describe stakeholders' perspectives on (a) the most and least effective components of the intervention; (b) barriers to implementation; and (c) program features that promoted its adoption...
October 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017589/randomized-trial-of-telephone-versus-in-person-delivery-of-a-brief-psychosocial-intervention-in-post-stroke-depression
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Catherine J Kirkness, Kevin C Cain, Kyra J Becker, David L Tirschwell, Ann M Buzaitis, Pamela L Weisman, Sylvia McKenzie, Linda Teri, Ruth Kohen, Richard C Veith, Pamela H Mitchell
BACKGROUND: A psychosocial behavioral intervention delivered in-person by advanced practice nurses has been shown effective in substantially reducing post-stroke depression (PSD). This follow-up trial compared the effectiveness of a shortened intervention delivered by either telephone or in-person to usual care. To our knowledge, this is the first of current behavioral therapy trials to expand the protocol in a new clinical sample. 100 people with Geriatric Depression Scores ≥ 11 were randomized within 4 months of stroke to usual care (N = 28), telephone intervention (N = 37), or in-person intervention (N = 35)...
October 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993075/call-to-action-aprns-in-u-s-nursing-homes-to-improve-care-and-reduce-costs
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Marilyn J Rantz, Nancy M Birtley, Marcia Flesner, Charles Crecelius, Cathy Murray
BACKGROUND: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center sponsored the initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents. PURPOSE: Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) designed inter-professional model in nursing homes with advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). METHOD: MOQI APRN model was implemented for 4 years in 16 nursing homes in a metro area of the Midwest. Hospitalizations were reduced (40% all-cause, 58% potentially avoidable), emergency room visits (54% all-cause, 65% potentially avoidable), Medicare expenditures for hospitalizations (34% all-cause, 45% potentially avoidable), and Medicare expenditures for emergency room visits (50% all-cause, 60% potentially avoidable) for long-stay nursing home residents...
September 21, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970179/creation-and-efficacy-of-a-cadaver-based-prosection-anatomical-course-for-critical-care-advanced-practice-providers
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Melissa K Stewart, Stephen Gondek, Roslyn Green, Jason Young, Raeanna C Adams, Timothy Nunez
OBJECTIVE: Intensive care units (ICUs) increasingly rely on advanced practice providers (APPs) to care for critically ill patients. Our institutional APPs perceived functional anatomical knowledge deficits. To meet this need, a cadaver-based prosection course was developed. The purpose of our study was to describe and evaluate the learner-perceived course efficacy. DESIGN: A precourse survey collected participant demographics. Precourse and postcourse surveys assessed perceived confidence in 13 anatomical areas...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953166/a-post-master-s-advanced-certificate-in-gerontology-for-nps
#5
Sherry A Greenberg, Allison Squires, Jennifer Adams, Lisa Altshuler, So-Young Oh, Nina L Blachman, Tara A Cortes
This article describes an innovative post-master's advanced certificate in gerontology program developed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The program provides advanced practice registered nurses geriatric content to meet eligibility criteria for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP certification exam and develops interprofessional care providers to care for complex older adults.
August 4, 2017: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899303/philosophical-clarity-and-justifying-the-scope-of-advanced-practice-nursing
#6
Pamela G Reed
The United States (US) Department of Veterans Affairs proposed a policy change for nursing practice that would grant full practice authority to advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) nationwide. In this article, the author briefly explains this proposed policy and explores the relevance and implications of bringing philosophy into policy debates and discussions about the nature and scope of practice.
January 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898556/critical-appraisal-tools-and-reporting-guidelines-for-evidence-based-practice
#7
Robin K Buccheri, Claire Sharifi
BACKGROUND: Nurses engaged in evidence-based practice (EBP) have two important sets of tools: Critical appraisal tools and reporting guidelines. Critical appraisal tools facilitate the appraisal process and guide a consumer of evidence through an objective, analytical, evaluation process. Reporting guidelines, checklists of items that should be included in a publication or report, ensure that the project or guidelines are reported on with clarity, completeness, and transparency. PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this paper is to help nurses understand the difference between critical appraisal tools and reporting guidelines...
September 12, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898404/high-versus-standard-volume-enteral-feeds-to-promote-growth-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Niranjan Thomas, Vijay Gupta, Anand Viswanathan, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: Breast milk alone, given at standard recommended volumes (150 to 180 mL/kg/d), is not adequate to meet the protein, energy, and other nutrient requirements of growing preterm or low birth weight infants. One strategy that may be used to address these potential nutrient deficits is to give infants enteral feeds in excess of 200 mL/kg/d ('high-volume' feeds). This approach may increase nutrient uptake and growth rates, but concerns include that high-volume enteral feeds may cause feed intolerance, gastro-oesophageal reflux, aspiration pneumonia, necrotising enterocolitis, or complications related to fluid overload, including patent ductus arteriosus and bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880423/variation-in-job-titles-within-the-nursing-workforce
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Alison Leary, Katrina Maclaine, Paul Trevatt, Mark Radford, Geoffrey Punshon
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: The work of specialist nursing has been under scrutiny for many years in the UK due to a perception that it is not cost-effective. A common issue is the lack of consistency of job titles, which causes confusion to the public, employing organisations, colleagues and commissioners of services. Lack of consistency has implications for the wider perception of advanced specialist practice in the worldwide community and the workforce more generally. This study aims to understand the variation in job titles in the UK population...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870494/health-related-quality-of-life-outcomes-of-a-telehealth-care-coordination-intervention-for-children-with-medical-complexity-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Wendy S Looman, Robyn L Hullsiek, Lyndsay Pryor, Michelle A Mathiason, Stanley M Finkelstein
The purpose of this study was to explore health-related quality of life (HRQL) and family impact in the context of an advanced practice registered nurse-delivered telehealth care coordination intervention for children with medical complexity (CMC). This was a secondary outcomes analysis of a randomized controlled trial with 163 families of CMC in an existing medical home. HRQL and family impact were measured using the PedsQL measurement model. Bivariate and analysis of covariance analyses were conducted to explore associations at baseline and the intervention effect over 2 years...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863055/the-last-state-to-grant-nurse-practitioners-dea-licensure-an-education-improvement-initiative-on-the-florida-prescription-drug-monitoring-program
#11
Joni R Kellams, John P Maye
Nurse practitioners (NPs) now have prescriptive authority for controlled substances in all 50 states in the United States. Florida, the last state to grant NPs DEA licensure, has been wrought with prescription diversion practices for a number of years as pill mills, doctor shopping, and overprescribing proliferated. Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) help curb drug diversion activity and play a key role in reducing the abuse of controlled substances. The primary objective of this education improvement initiative was to increase knowledge of actively licensed NPs in the state of Florida regarding the state's PDMP...
July 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859003/a-rural-grow-your-own-strategy-building-providers-from-the-local-workforce
#12
Ingrid M Johnson
Rural health care leaders are increasingly tasked with the responsibility of providing health access to 21% of the national population with only 10% of the provider workforce. Provider recruitment strategies offering loan repayment have had some success in the short term but are less impactful at creating a long-term retention rate, unless the providers have an existing connection to either the community in which they are working or rural health care. Responding to these data, a demonstration project and study has been underway in Colorado to test a rural focused "grow your own" advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) model...
October 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854319/slow-advancement-of-enteral-feed-volumes-to-prevent-necrotising-enterocolitis-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Sam J Oddie, Lauren Young, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: Early enteral feeding practices are potentially modifiable risk factors for necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) in very preterm or very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Observational studies suggest that conservative feeding regimens, including slowly advancing enteral feed volumes, reduce the risk of NEC. However, slow feed advancement may delay establishment of full enteral feeding and may be associated with metabolic and infectious morbidities secondary to prolonged exposure to parenteral nutrition...
August 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836979/facilitators-and-barriers-of-change-toward-an-elder-friendly-surgical-environment-perspectives-of-clinician-stakeholder-groups
#14
Heather M Hanson, Lindsey Warkentin, Roxanne Wilson, Navtej Sandhu, Susan E Slaughter, Rachel G Khadaroo
BACKGROUND: Current acute care surgical practices do not focus on the unique needs of older adults. Adverse outcomes in older patients result from a complex interrelationship between baseline vulnerability and insults experienced during hospitalization. The purpose of this study is to assess the organizational readiness and the barriers and facilitators for the implementation of elder-friendly interventions in the acute care of unplanned abdominal surgery patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional mixed methods study included a convenience sample of clinician stakeholder groups...
August 24, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834807/scope-of-practice-barriers-for-advanced-practice-registered-nurses-a-state-task-force-to-minimize-barriers
#15
Maria A Lofgren, Susan K Berends, Jimmy Reyes, Carmen Wycoff, Meghan Kinnetz, Ami Frohling, Laura Baker, Sue Whitty, Mary Dirks, Mary OʼBrien
Collegial relationships, administrative champions, and persistence are key components to breaking down barriers to advanced practice RN (APRN) practice. This article addresses how Iowa APRNs in a state-sanctioned task force identified barriers for practicing at the top of their licensure in a full practice authority state including defending the right to control the scope of nursing practice in court.
September 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759514/postgraduate-emergency-nurse-practitioner-fellowships-opportunities-for-specialty-education
#16
Susanna Rudy, Jennifer Wilbeck
Specialty trained emergency nurse practitioners (ENPs) can meet the demands of an unpredictable emergency care environment within an overburdened health care system. Although existing literature supports fellowship training as a method for bridging academic knowledge with clinical experiences for the novice nurse practitioner, the currently available emergency care postgraduate fellowship programs are inconsistent in approach. Building upon descriptive data provided by the existing 9 postgraduate ENP fellowship programs, a comparison and gap analysis of program content was conducted to identify perceived standards for ENP specialty education and the congruence with published ENP competencies...
July 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759507/prevalence-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-for-syncope
#17
Philip Davis, Dian Dowling Evans
The Research to Practice column is intended to improve the research critique skills of the advanced practice registered nurse and the emergency nurse (RN) and to assist with the translation of research into practice. For each column, a topic and a research study are selected. The research article is then reviewed and critiqued, and the findings are discussed in relation to a patient scenario. In this column, we examine the findings of P. from their article, titled "Prevalence of Pulmonary Embolism Among Patients Hospitalized for Syncope...
July 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757334/successfully-reducing-hospitalizations-of-nursing-home-residents-results-of-the-missouri-quality-initiative
#18
Marilyn J Rantz, Lori Popejoy, Amy Vogelsmeier, Colleen Galambos, Greg Alexander, Marcia Flesner, Charles Crecelius, Bin Ge, Gregory Petroski
PURPOSE: The goals of the Missouri Quality Initiative (MOQI) for long-stay nursing home residents were to reduce the frequency of avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, improve resident health outcomes, improve the process of transitioning between inpatient hospitals and nursing facilities, and reduce overall healthcare spending without restricting access to care or choice of providers. The MOQI was one of 7 program sites in the United States, with specific interventions unique to each site tested for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Innovations Center...
July 27, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660150/expanding-treatment-access-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-with-task-shifting-in-the-era-of-direct-acting-antivirals
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REVIEW
Eric R Yoo, Ryan B Perumpail, George Cholankeril, Channa R Jayasekera, Aijaz Ahmed
In the United States, the fight to eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been ongoing for many years, but the results have been less than ideal. Historically, patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) were treated with interferon-based regimens, which were associated with frequent adverse effects, suboptimal response rates, and long durations of treatment - of up to 48 weeks. Expertise from specialist-physicians, such as hepatologists and gastroenterologists, was needed to closely follow patients on these medications so as to monitor laboratory values and manage adverse effects...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657658/successful-design-and-delivery-of-a-professional-poster
#20
Judith Berg, Rod Hicks
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Poster presentations are increasingly popular for dissemination of scientific and clinical knowledge at professional meetings; however, this professional skill is generally absent from advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) curricula and acquisition of the skill must occur in other arenas. The purpose of this article is to promote professional development by educating APRNs, students, and faculty on the essentials of poster development and presentation. METHODS: To aid in poster presentation skill development, types of posters, advantages and disadvantages, content and design, and tips to enhance these presentations are discussed...
August 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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