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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444338/construct-validity-of-the-heart-failure-screening-tool-heart-fast-to-identify-heart-failure-patients-at-risk-of-poor-self-care-rasch-analysis
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Nicholas A Reynolds, Chantal F Ski, Samantha M McEvedy, David R Thompson, Jan Cameron
AIM: To psychometrically evaluate the Heart Failure Screening Tool (Heart-FaST) via: i) examination of internal construct validity; ii) testing of scale function in accordance with design; and iii) recommendation for change/s, if items are not well adjusted, to improve psychometric credential. BACKGROUND: Self-care is vital to the management of heart failure. The Heart-FaST may provide a prospective assessment of risk, regarding the likelihood that patients with heart failure will engage in self-care...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443646/electronic-medical-record-based-radiation-oncology-toxicity-recording-instrument-aids-benchmarking-and-quality-improvement-in-the-clinic
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Kevin Albuquerque, Kellie Rodgers, Ann Spangler, Asal Rahimi, DuWayne Willett
PURPOSE: The on-treatment visit (OTV) for radiation oncology is essential for patient management. Radiation toxicities recorded during the OTV may be inconsistent because of the use of free text and the lack of treatment site-specific templates. We developed a radiation oncology toxicity recording instrument (ROTOX) in a health system electronic medical record (EMR). Our aims were to assess improvement in documentation of toxicities and to develop clinic toxicity benchmarks. METHODS: A ROTOX that was based on National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (version 4...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443439/complexity-of-the-relationships-of-pain-posttraumatic-stress-and-depression-in-combat-injured-populations-an-integrative-review-to-inform-evidence-based-practice
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Nicholas A Giordano, Christine Bader, Therese S Richmond, Rosemary C Polomano
BACKGROUND: Understanding the complex interrelationships between combat injuries, physical health, and mental health symptoms is critical to addressing the healthcare needs of wounded military personnel and veterans. The relationship between injury characteristics, pain, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression among combat-injured military personnel is unique to modern conflicts and understudied in the nursing literature. AIM: This integrative review synthesizes clinical presentations and relationships of combat injury, PTSD, depression, and pain in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) United States military service members and veterans...
February 14, 2018: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443434/expanding-the-abortion-provider-workforce-a-qualitative-study-of-organizations-implementing-a-new-california-policy
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Molly Frances Battistelli, Sara Magnusson, M Antonia Biggs, Lori Freedman
CONTEXT: Access to abortion care in the United States varies according to multiple factors, including location, state regulation and provider availability. In 2013, California enacted a law that authorized nurse practitioners (NPs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and physician assistants (PAs) to provide first-trimester aspiration abortions; little is known about organizations' experiences in implementing this policy change. METHODS: Beginning 10 and 24 months after implementation of the new law, semistructured interviews were conducted with 20 administrators whose five organizations trained and employed NPs, CNMs and PAs as providers of aspiration abortions...
February 14, 2018: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443325/a-survey-on-integrated-management-of-neonatal-and-childhood-illness-implementation-by-nurses-in-four-districts-of-west-arsi-zone-of-ethiopia
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Sheka Shemsi Seid, Endalew Gemechu Sendo
Background: In Ethiopia, one in 17 children dies before 1 year of age and one in 11 children dies before 5 years. Research that examines the factors influencing the implementation of the Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) strategy in Ethiopia is limited. This study aimed to identify the factors compelling the execution of IMNCI by nurses in four districts of West Arsi zone of Ethiopia. Methods: A mixed-method cross-sectional study was conducted from February to March 2016 in West Arsi zone of Oromia regional state, Ethiopia...
2018: Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442540/management-of-immune-related-adverse-events-in-patients-treated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline
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Julie R Brahmer, Christina Lacchetti, Bryan J Schneider, Michael B Atkins, Kelly J Brassil, Jeffrey M Caterino, Ian Chau, Marc S Ernstoff, Jennifer M Gardner, Pamela Ginex, Sigrun Hallmeyer, Jennifer Holter Chakrabarty, Natasha B Leighl, Jennifer S Mammen, David F McDermott, Aung Naing, Loretta J Nastoupil, Tanyanika Phillips, Laura D Porter, Igor Puzanov, Cristina A Reichner, Bianca D Santomasso, Carole Seigel, Alexander Spira, Maria E Suarez-Almazor, Yinghong Wang, Jeffrey S Weber, Jedd D Wolchok, John A Thompson
Purpose To increase awareness, outline strategies, and offer guidance on the recommended management of immune-related adverse events in patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICPi) therapy. Methods A multidisciplinary, multi-organizational panel of experts in medical oncology, dermatology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, pulmonology, endocrinology, urology, neurology, hematology, emergency medicine, nursing, trialist, and advocacy was convened to develop the clinical practice guideline. Guideline development involved a systematic review of the literature and an informal consensus process...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442470/overview-of-the-incidence-early-identification-and-management-of-sepsis
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Cathy Ward, Nicola Morrell-Scott
Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition that is triggered by an infection. Sepsis is an urgent public health issue globally, and is one of the leading causes of death in emergency departments and hospitals. However, consensus definitions of sepsis are imprecise and the incidence and costs of the condition are thought to be underestimated. This article discusses the incidence of sepsis globally and nationally, and the effects of the condition. It emphasises the early identification and effective management of sepsis, which remain crucial to improving patient outcomes such as morbidity and mortality...
February 14, 2018: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441815/the-secret-drama-at-the-patient-s-bedside-refusal-of-treatment-because-of-the-practitioner-s-ethnic-identity-the-medical-staff-s-point-of-view
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Ariela Popper-Giveon, Yael Keshet
Patients' refusal of treatment based on the practitioner's ethnic identity reveals a clash of values: neutrality in medicine versus patient-centered care. Taking the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into account, this article aims at examining Israeli health care professionals' points of view concerning patients' refusal of treatment because of a practitioner's ethnic identity. Fifty in-depth interviews were conducted with 10 managers and 40 health care professionals, Jewish and Arab, employed at 11 public hospitals...
February 1, 2018: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441518/haloperidol-for-delirium-in-critically-ill-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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M Barbateskovic, S R Kraus, M O Collet, O Mathiesen, J C Jakobsen, A Perner, J Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: In the intensive care unit, the prevalence of delirium is high. Delirium has been associated with morbidity and mortality including more ventilator days, longer intensive care unit stay, increased long-term mortality, and cognitive impairment. Thus, the burden of delirium for patients, relatives, and societies is considerable. The objective of this systematic review was to critically access the evidence of randomised clinical trials on the effects of haloperidol vs. placebo or any other agents for delirium in critically ill patients...
February 14, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441494/cost-minimisation-analysis-of-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-in-the-treatment-of-anaemia-in-dialysed-patients-a-pilot-study
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Astrid Darsonval, Virginie Besson, Claire Cavalin
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the cost impact of administering erythropoiesis-stimulating agents once every 4 weeks instead of one to three times a week to treat anaemia in patients undergoing dialysis. METHODS: This was a monocentric retrospective study involving 27 patients who underwent haemodialysis between 2009 and 2013 in a university hospital in Angers, France. The study was a cost-minimisation analysis from the hospital perspective. Only direct medical costs were considered...
September 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440883/do-not-do-in-copd-consensus-statement-on-overuse
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Felipe Villar-Álvarez, Raúl Moreno-Zabaleta, Jose Joaquin Mira-Solves, Eduardo Calvo-Corbella, Salvador Díaz-Lobato, Fernando González-Torralba, Ascensión Hernando-Sanz, Sara Núñez-Palomo, Sergio Salgado-Aranda, Beatriz Simón-Rodríguez, Paz Vaquero-Lozano, Isabel María Navarro-Soler
Background: To identify practices that do not add value, cause harm, or subject patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to a level of risk that outweighs possible benefits (overuse). Methods: A qualitative approach was applied. First, a multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals used the Metaplan technique to draft and rank a list of overused procedures as well as self-care practices in patients with stable and exacerbated COPD. Second, in successive consensus-building rounds, description files were created for each "do not do" (DND) recommendation, consisting of a definition, description, quality of supporting evidence for the recommendation, and the indicator used to measure the degree of overuse...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440816/empowering-nurses-in-providing-palliative-care-to-cancer-patients-action-research-study
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Fariba Taleghani, Mohsen Shahriari, Nasrollah Alimohammadi
Background: Chronic diseases such as cancer would lead to various health needs in patients and their families. To meet needs, developing new educational nursing courses is necessary. Therefore this study was conducted to empower nurses through designing and conducting short-term educational courses for training palliative care nurses. Materials and Methods: This study was a community-based action research which was conducted at Isfahan hospitals that provide services for cancer patients during 2015 at four stages (planning, acting, reflection, and evaluation)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440163/severity-and-management-of-postabortion-complications-among-women-in-zimbabwe-2016-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mugove Gerald Madziyire, Chelsea B Polis, Taylor Riley, Elizabeth A Sully, Onikepe Owolabi, Tsungai Chipato
OBJECTIVES: Abortion complications cause significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to assess the severity and factors associated with abortion complications (induced or spontaneous), and the management of postabortion care (PAC) in Zimbabwe. DESIGN: Prospective, facility-based 28 day survey among women seeking PAC and their providers. SETTING: 127 facilities in Zimbabwe with the capacity to provide PAC, including all central and provincial hospitals, and a sample of primary health centres (30%), district/general/mission hospitals (52%), private (77%) and non-governmental organisation (NGO) (68%) facilities...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439484/experience-of-nurses-in-hemodialysis-care-a-phenomenological-study
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Hosien Shahdadi, Mozhgan Rahnama
This study aimed to describe the experiences of nurses in hemodialysis care. In this phenomenological study, purposive sampling began and continued until data saturation. The research environment was the Hemodialysis unit. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews. Finally, two main classes and four sub-classes were identified, including factors effective on care (inhibitors and facilitators) and care outcomes (the negative effects of care on the nurse and the positive effects of care on the patient), and "challenging care" as the main theme...
February 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439403/improving-health-care-management-in-primary-care-for-homeless-people-a-literature-review
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Maeva Jego, Julien Abcaya, Diana-Elena Ștefan, Céline Calvet-Montredon, Stéphanie Gentile
BACKGROUND: Homeless people have poorer health status than the general population. They need complex care management, because of associated medical troubles (somatic and psychiatric) and social difficulties. We aimed to describe the main characteristics of the primary care programs that take care of homeless people, and to identify which could be most relevant. METHODS: We performed a literature review that included articles which described and evaluated primary care programs for homeless people...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438963/health-professionals-and-coroners-views-on-less-invasive-perinatal-and-paediatric-autopsy-a-qualitative-study
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Celine Lewis, Melissa Hill, Owen J Arthurs, John C Hutchinson, Lyn S Chitty, Neil Sebire
OBJECTIVE: To assess health professionals' and coroners' attitudes towards non-minimally and minimally invasive autopsy in the perinatal and paediatric setting. METHODS: A qualitative study using semistructured interviews. Data were analysed thematically. RESULTS: Twenty-five health professionals (including perinatal/paediatric pathologists and anatomical pathology technologists, obstetricians, fetal medicine consultants and bereavement midwives, intensive care consultants and family liaison nurses, a consultant neonatologist and a paediatric radiologist) and four coroners participated...
February 8, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438193/defining-and-assessing-geriatric-risk-factors-and-associated-health-care-utilization-among-older-adults-using-claims-and-electronic-health-records
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Hong J Kan, Hadi Kharrazi, Bruce Leff, Cynthia Boyd, Ashwini Davison, Hsien-Yen Chang, Joe Kimura, Shannon Wu, Laura Anzaldi, Tom Richards, Elyse C Lasser, Jonathan P Weiner
BACKGROUND: Using electronic health records (EHRs), in addition to claims, to systematically identify patients with factors associated with adverse outcomes (geriatric risk) among older adults can prove beneficial for population health management and clinical service delivery. OBJECTIVE: To define and compare geriatric risk factors derivable from claims, structured EHRs, and unstructured EHRs, and estimate the relationship between geriatric risk factors and health care utilization...
March 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438143/identifying-pain-and-effects-on-quality-of-life-from-chronic-wounds-secondary-to-lower-extremity-vascular-disease-an-integrative-review
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Stacy Newbern
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information to enable better assessment and management of patients with lower extremity vascular disease (LEVD) chronic wound pain. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you will be able to: ABSTRACT: A lack of wound pain validation and provider understanding about the effect of pain on quality of life are the biggest barriers to pain management for patients with chronic wound pain...
March 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438073/stroke-self-management-support-improves-survivors-self-efficacy-and-outcome-expectation-of-self-management-behaviors
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Suzanne H S Lo, Anne M Chang, Janita P C Chau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evidence shows self-management programs are associated with improved recovery outcomes. This article reports on the effectiveness of a new nurse-led self-efficacy-based stroke self-management program. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of participants recruited from 3 acute stroke units was conducted. The intervention group received the 4-week stroke self-management program. The control group received usual care. All participants were assessed at baseline and 8 weeks after randomization...
February 2, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437183/ask-the-right-questions-what-do-non-caregiving-adult-children-need-from-health-care-providers
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Munira Wells, Connie Kartoz
Extended healthy life spans are a relatively recent phenomenon that increase the amount of time families spend with older adults in non-caregiving roles. As the emphasis of health care moves to population health and health prevention, nurses caring for older adults must be knowledgeable about this family life stage. To learn more about the lived experience of non-caregiving adult children, 16 non-caregiving adult children were interviewed. The purpose of the current article is to share what needs non-caregiving adult children have from the health care system as they obtain care for themselves and accompany their parent for health care visits...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
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