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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922661/fin-tiera-a-tool-for-assessing-technology-induced-errors
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Sari Palojoki, Tuuli Pajunen, Lasse Lehtonen, Kaija Saranto
BACKGROUND: Due to the complexity of healthcare processes, the potential for Health Information Systems (HIS) to cause technology-induced errors is a growing concern. Health Information Technology (HIT) errors nearly always threaten good patient care and can lead to patient harm. Instruments to allow hospitals to proactively identify areas of Electronic Health Records (EHR) safety, to set priorities and to intervene before incidents occur are currently underdeveloped. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to design a Finnish questionnaire to measure EHR users' perceptions of common EHR-related safety concerns in a specialized hospital district context through the lens of the theory of socio-technical dimensions...
December 6, 2016: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922466/smartphone-based-electrocardiographic-and-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-monitoring
#2
Suneet Mittal
The field of arrhythmia monitoring is changing rapidly. The rapid advent of technology in combination with marked improvements in cellular communication and an increased desire by patients to be actively engaged in their care has ushered in a new era of clinical care. Today, physicians need to think about their patients outside the traditional in-office setting. Two technologies that embody this changing landscape are smartphone-based electrocardiographic (ECG) monitors and remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs)...
January 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921031/amniotic-epithelial-cells-a-new-tool-to-combat-aging-and-age-related-diseases
#3
Clara Di Germanio, Michel Bernier, Rafael de Cabo, Barbara Barboni
The number of elderly people is growing at an unprecedented rate and this increase of the aging population is expected to have a direct impact on the incidence of age-related diseases and healthcare-associated costs. Thus, it is imperative that new tools are developed to fight and slow age-related diseases. Regenerative medicine is a promising strategy for the maintenance of health and function late in life; however, stem cell-based therapies face several challenges including rejection and tumor transformation...
2016: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919898/a-prolonged-outbreak-of-kpc-3-producing-enterobacter-cloacae-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-driven-by-multiple-mechanisms-of-resistance-transmission-at-a-large-academic-burn-center
#4
Hajime Kanamori, Christian M Parobek, Jonathan J Juliano, David van Duin, Bruce A Cairns, David J Weber, William A Rutala
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacter cloacae have been recently recognized in the United States. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has become a useful tool for analysis of outbreaks and for determining transmission networks of multidrug-resistant organisms in healthcare settings, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). We experienced a prolonged outbreak of CRE of E. cloacae and K. pneumoniae over a three-year period at a large academic burn center despite rigorous infection control measures...
December 5, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919877/pharmacist-driven-respiratory-syncytial-virus-prophylaxis-stewardship-service-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#5
Sara E Rostas, Christopher McPherson
PURPOSE: The development and implementation of a pharmacist-driven respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prophylaxis stewardship program in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are described. SUMMARY: An RSV prophylaxis stewardship service was created in the NICU at Brigham and Women's Hospital to align with the newly updated 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for palivizumab. The service comprised two NICU clinical pharmacists with oversight from the NICU medical director and the chair of the NICU infection control committee...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919430/carbon-dioxide-insufflation-deflects-airborne-particles-from-an-open-surgical-wound-model
#6
P Kokhanenko, G Papotti, J E Cater, A C Lynch, J A van der Linden, C J T Spence
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections remain a significant burden on healthcare systems and may benefit from new countermeasures. AIM: To assess the merits of open surgical wound CO2 insufflation via a gas diffuser to reduce airborne contamination, and to determine the distribution of CO2 in and over a wound. METHODS: An experimental approach with engineers and clinical researchers was employed to measure the gas flow pattern and motion of airborne particles in a model of an open surgical wound in a simulated theatre setting...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919409/physiotherapy-managers-perceptions-of-their-leadership-effectiveness-a-multi-frame-analysis
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Emer McGowan, Cathal Walsh, Emma Stokes
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the leadership frames of physiotherapy managers in Ireland. To be effective leaders in today's challenging healthcare environment physiotherapy managers must employ a comprehensive, adaptable and balanced leadership style. DESIGN: This was a purposive, cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: Physiotherapy managers were surveyed using the Bolman and Deal Leadership Orientations Instrument...
July 18, 2016: Physiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919312/lessons-from-an-outbreak-of-legionnaires-disease-on-a-hematology-oncology-unit
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Louise K Francois Watkins, Karrie-Ann E Toews, Aaron M Harris, Sherri Davidson, Stephanie Ayers-Millsap, Claressa E Lucas, Brian C Hubbard, Natalia A Kozak-Muiznieks, Edward Khan, Preeta K Kutty
OBJECTIVES To define the scope of an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease (LD), to identify the source, and to stop transmission. DESIGN AND SETTING Epidemiologic investigation of an LD outbreak among patients and a visitor exposed to a newly constructed hematology-oncology unit. METHODS An LD case was defined as radiographically confirmed pneumonia in a person with positive urinary antigen testing and/or respiratory culture for Legionella and exposure to the hematology-oncology unit after February 20, 2014. Cases were classified as definitely or probably healthcare-associated based on whether they were exposed to the unit for all or part of the incubation period (2-10 days)...
December 6, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919308/outbreak-of-pantoea-agglomerans-bloodstream-infections-at-an-oncology-clinic-illinois-2012-2013
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Brian R Yablon, Raymund Dantes, Victoria Tsai, Rachel Lim, Heather Moulton-Meissner, Matthew Arduino, Bette Jensen, Megan Toth Patel, Michael O Vernon, Yoran Grant-Greene, Demian Christiansen, Craig Conover, Alexander Kallen, Alice Y Guh
OBJECTIVE To determine the source of a healthcare-associated outbreak of Pantoea agglomerans bloodstream infections. DESIGN Epidemiologic investigation of the outbreak. SETTING Oncology clinic (clinic A). METHODS Cases were defined as Pantoea isolation from blood or catheter tip cultures of clinic A patients during July 2012-May 2013. Clinic A medical charts and laboratory records were reviewed; infection prevention practices and the facility's water system were evaluated. Environmental samples were collected for culture...
December 6, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919250/the-impact-of-health-information-technologies-on-quality-improvement-methodologies-efficiency-throughput-and-financial-outcomes-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Raed H AlHazme, Syed S Haque, Hal Wiggin, Arif M Rana
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether or not the utilization of Health Information Technologies (HITs) in Quality Improvement Methodologies (QIMs) has impacts on QIMs' efficiency, throughput and financial outcomes at healthcare organizations and physician practices in the United States. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study that was conducted between the years of 2014 and 2015 and relied on two data sources: the Dorenfest Institute dataset and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics data source...
December 5, 2016: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919244/surgical-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-children-a-mixed-method-study-on-healthcare-professionals-attitudes
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Angela Giusti, Stefania Spila Alegiani, Marta Luisa Ciofi Degli Atti, Sofia Colaceci, Roberto Raschetti, Pasquale Arace, Raffaele Spiazzi, Massimiliano Raponi
BACKGROUND: Qualitative and quantitative research investigating determinants of adherence to clinical guidelines (GLs) on surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) are scarce. We conducted a mixed-method study aimed at investigating barriers and at describing attitudes of healthcare professionals (HCPs) regarding SAP in three Italian children's hospitals. METHODS: The study comprised two sequential phases: 1) collection of qualitative data through focus groups; 2) conduction of a survey on HCPs attitudes towards SAP...
December 5, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919104/dual-health-care-system-use-and-high-risk-prescribing-in-patients-with-dementia-a-national-cohort-study
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Joshua M Thorpe, Carolyn T Thorpe, Walid F Gellad, Chester B Good, Joseph T Hanlon, Maria K Mor, John R Pleis, Loren J Schleiden, Courtney Harold Van Houtven
Background: Recent federal policy changes attempt to expand veterans' access to providers outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Receipt of prescription medications across unconnected systems of care may increase the risk for unsafe prescribing, particularly in persons with dementia. Objective: To investigate the association between dual health care system use and potentially unsafe medication (PUM) prescribing. Design: Retrospective cohort study...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919103/primary-care-based-models-for-the-treatment-of-opioid-use-disorder-a-scoping-review
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P Todd Korthuis, Dennis McCarty, Melissa Weimer, Christina Bougatsos, Ian Blazina, Bernadette Zakher, Sara Grusing, Beth Devine, Roger Chou
Greater integration of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in U.S. primary care settings would expand access to treatment for this condition. Models for integrating MAT into primary care vary in structure. This article summarizes findings of a technical report for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality describing MAT models of care for OUD, based on a literature review and interviews with key informants in the field. The report describes 12 representative models of care for integrating MAT into primary care settings that could be considered for adaptation across diverse health care settings...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918867/case-based-interprofessional-learning-for-undergraduate-healthcare-professionals-in-the-clinical-setting
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Jamal Nasir, Julie Goldie, Annabel Little, Debasish Banerjee, Scott Reeves
Interprofessional learning (IPL) within the healthcare setting has well documented positive outcomes for patients, yet it is not widely offered at the undergraduate level, particularly in a clinical setting. We set up case-based teaching scenarios involving a real patient, aimed at small groups of four students representing two or more healthcare professions. The aim of the sessions was to give students a greater awareness of the roles of all the different healthcare professions involved in patient care in a hospital setting...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918860/where-is-the-client-patient-voice-in-interprofessional-healthcare-team-assessments-findings-from-a-one-day-forum
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Sophie Soklaridis, Donna Romano, Alan Wai Lun Fung, Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis, Joan Sargeant, Jennifer Chambers, David Wiljer, Ivan Silver
There is a growing interest in interprofessional care (IPC) as a way to provide better healthcare. However, it is difficult to evaluate this mode of healthcare delivery because identifying the appropriate measurement tool is a challenge, given the wide diversity in team composition and settings. Adding to this complexity is a key gap in the IPC evaluation research: the client/patient perspective. This perspective has generally not been included in the development of IPC healthcare team evaluations. The authors received a Canadian Institute for Health Research Planning Grant to host a one-day forum with 24 participants from across Canada representing health professions such as social work, medicine, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, in addition to researchers, client/patient advocates, and hospital administrators...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918482/fuzzy-computing-model-of-activity-recognition-on-wsn-movement-data-for-ubiquitous-healthcare-measurement
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Shu-Yin Chiang, Yao-Chiang Kan, Yun-Shan Chen, Ying-Ching Tu, Hsueh-Chun Lin
Ubiquitous health care (UHC) is beneficial for patients to ensure they complete therapeutic exercises by self-management at home. We designed a fuzzy computing model that enables recognizing assigned movements in UHC with privacy. The movements are measured by the self-developed body motion sensor, which combines both accelerometer and gyroscope chips to make an inertial sensing node compliant with a wireless sensor network (WSN). The fuzzy logic process was studied to calculate the sensor signals that would entail necessary features of static postures and dynamic motions...
December 3, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918405/certified-registered-nurse-anesthetist-perceptions-of-factors-impacting-patient-safety
#17
Susan P McMullan, Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, Maria R Shirey
Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide more than 40 million anesthetics each year in the United States. This article describes a study that investigates relationships among CRNA organizational structures (CRNA practice models, work setting, workload, level of education, work experience), CRNA ratings of patient safety culture, and CRNA adverse anesthesia-related event (ARE) reporting. This is a cross-sectional survey study of 336 CRNAs randomly selected from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists database...
January 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917728/comparing-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-prevention-programs-between-veterans-affairs-nursing-homes-and-non-veterans-affairs-nursing-homes
#18
Lona Mody, M Todd Greene, Sanjay Saint, Jennifer Meddings, Barbara W Trautner, Heidi L Wald, Christopher Crnich, Jane Banaszak-Holl, Sara E McNamara, Beth J King, Robert Hogikyan, Barbara S Edson, Sarah L Krein
OBJECTIVE The impact of healthcare system integration on infection prevention programs is unknown. Using catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention as an example, we hypothesize that US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) nursing homes have a more robust infection prevention infrastructure due to integration and centralization compared with non-VA nursing homes. SETTING VA and non-VA nursing homes participating in the AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care collaborative. METHODS Nursing homes provided baseline information about their infection prevention programs to assess strengths and gaps related to CAUTI prevention via a needs assessment questionnaire...
December 5, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917548/nurses-comfort-level-with-spiritual-assessment-a-study-among-nurses-working-in-diverse-healthcare-settings
#19
Pamela H Cone, Tove Giske
AIMS: To gain knowledge about nurses' comfort level in assessing spiritual matters and to learn what questions nurses use in practice related to spiritual assessment. BACKGROUND: Spirituality is important in holistic nursing care; however, nurses report feeling uncomfortable and ill-prepared to address this domain with patients. Education is reported to impact nurses' ability to engage in spiritual care. DESIGN: This cross-sectional exploratory survey reports on a mixed-method study examining how comfortable nurses are with spiritual assessment...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917402/academic-institution-pilot-study-shows-far-fewer-diagnoses-of-sinusitis-than-reported-nationally
#20
Sarah R Akkina, Sarah J Novis, Nahid R Keshavarzi, Melissa A Pynnonen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of acute sinusitis (AS) and chronic sinusitis (CS) diagnosed by primary care and emergency medicine physicians in our academic institution to national data. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional pilot study of institutional census data and a population-based national sample. The setting was primary care and emergency departments at an academic healthcare institution and community healthcare practices nationally. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined the proportion of adults visits at our institution for AS and CS from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2010...
October 2016: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
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