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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651032/evidence-based-practice-guideline-persistent-pain-management-in-older-adults
#1
Paul Arnstein, Keela A Herr, Howard K Butcher
More individuals develop and endure constant or recurring pain in older adulthood. Although 40% of these individuals receive no treatment, many evidence-based treatments are available. Accurate assessment of pain, its impact on functioning, and preventing treatment-related harms lay the foundation of safe, effective pain control. Analgesic agents are often necessary, but require a delicate balance to prevent under-treatment, the unnecessary abandonment of therapy, or exposure to potentially serious adverse effects...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650872/barriers-and-facilitators-to-implementing-a-change-initiative-in-long-term-care-using-the-interact%C3%A2-quality-improvement-program
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Ruth M Tappen, David G Wolf, Zahra Rahemi, Gabriella Engstrom, Carolina Rojido, Jill M Shutes, Joseph G Ouslander
Implementation of major organizational change initiatives presents a challenge for long-term care leadership. Implementation of the INTERACT® (Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) quality improvement program, designed to improve the management of acute changes in condition and reduce unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations of nursing home residents, serves as an example to illustrate the facilitators and barriers to major change in long-term care. As part of a larger study of the impact of INTERACT® on rates of emergency department visits and hospitalizations, staff of 71 nursing homes were called monthly to follow-up on their progress and discuss successful facilitating strategies and any challenges and barriers they encountered during the yearlong implementation period...
June 23, 2017: Health Care Manager
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650366/community-based-care-of-the-fibromyalgia-patient-strategies-to-promote-self-management
#3
Kimberly Davis, Lana Sargent, Victoria Menzies
Along with a variety of distressing symptoms, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) brings with it substantial physical, psychosocial, and financial costs. Research shows that self-management is an effective means to manage FM and can lead to fewer healthcare visits. Yet due to the complexity of this disorder, healthcare providers need to be able to tailor treatment to individual patients by understanding effective treatment interventions. Home healthcare nurses (HHNs) are in a unique position to assess and implement effective treatment recommendations in the home setting and as such could consider incorporating self-management strategies into the home visit with the FM patient...
July 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649297/a-scoping-review-of-intimate-partner-violence-assistance-programmes-within-health-care-settings
#4
Sheila Sprague, Taryn Scott, Alisha Garibaldi, Sofia Bzovsky, Gerard P Slobogean, Paula McKay, Hayley Spurr, Erika Arseneau, Muzammil Memon, Mohit Bhandari, Aparna Swaminathan
Background: The lifetime prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) for women presenting to health care settings is estimated to be 38-59%. With the goal of providing help to victims of abuse, numerous IPV assistance programmes have been developed and evaluated across multiple health care settings. Objective: Our scoping review provides an overview of this literature to identify key areas for potential evidence-based recommendations and to focus research priorities. Methods: We conducted a search of MEDLINE, Embase, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and psycINFO...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648956/emotional-displays-nurse-educators-engaging-and-reflecting-on-their-own-emotional-displays-in-preparing-nursing-students-for-the-emotional-complexities-of-nursing-practice
#5
Laurence Leonard
In everyday practice nurses including student nurses, face many situations which can trigger a range of their own emotions, but they also deal with a variety of emotions in patients, patients' relatives and colleagues. There is a need for nurses and those involved in nurse education to understand how emotions impact on professional practice. Yet, while nursing practice involves working often in emotional circumstances, there has been little attention by educational institutions and employers on developing the ability of nurses to understand and manage the emotional demands inherent in their role...
June 9, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648187/-role-of-the-nurse-in-the-case-of-complex-hand-wounds
#6
REVIEW
Camille Choufani, Laurent Mathieu, Naklan Ouattara, Hugues Lefort
The initial assessment and care determine the quality of the secondary surgical treatment of complex hand wounds. The caregiver providing this initial care plays a critical role. The analysis of the management of these traumas in exceptional situations enables the key stages of the initial treatment to be identified: bleeding control, infection prevention and an accurate assessment of the injury. These measures thereby help to optimise the patient's transfer towards a specialised unit.
June 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648135/peer-mentoring-supports-the-learning-needs-of-nurses-providing-palliative-care-in-a-rural-acute-care-setting
#7
Lyn Rabbetts
BACKGROUND: A specific set of assessment scales can underpin the management of distressing symptoms of patients requiring palliative care. A research assistant supported nurses working in a rural hospital setting during the introduction of these scales. AIM: A secondary analysis was conducted to further explore the qualitative data of a previously reported mixed-method study. In particular, the experiences of nurses working alongside a research assistant in the facilitation of using a new assessment form...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648130/communication-in-palliative-care-the-applicability-of-the-sage-and-thyme-model-in-singapore
#8
Ang Seng Hock Martin, John Costello, Jane Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Majority of the progress and development in palliative care in the last decade has been improvements in physical aspects of treatment, namely pain and symptom management. Psychosocial aspects of care have improved, although not enough to meet the needs of many patients and family members. This is evident in many parts of the world and notably in Singapore, where palliative care is seen as an emerging medical and nursing specialty. AIM: To discuss the implementation of the SAGE and THYME communication model in a palliative care context...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648127/specialist-palliative-care-nurses-management-of-the-needs-of-patients-with-depression
#9
Jessica Elizabeth Hayes, Bethne Hart, Jane Phillips
BACKGROUND: Depression is an important condition to consider if we are to optimise the care outcomes for patients with palliative care needs. Depression has a high incidence in palliative patients, with up to 15% diagnosed with major depression and 37% expressing some form of depressive symptoms ( O'Connor et al, 2010 ). The challenge is to ensure that palliative care patients with depression are identified in a timely manner and that their depression is effectively managed. AIM: To examine how Australian specialist inpatient palliative care nurses perceive, assess and respond to depression in a patient case study...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647951/complexities-of-care-in-klinefelter-syndrome-an-aprn-perspective
#10
Sharron Close, Amy Talboy, Ilene Fennoy
47,XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome) is associated with a spectrum of complex clinical needs that are associated with variable physical, neurocognitive and psychosocial aspects. For patients and families affected by this sex chromosome trisomy, navigation of health care services is difficult due to lack of 47,XXY awareness among many health care providers and little evidence to support endocrine and additional treatment plans. While endocrine management of androgen deficiency has been the mainstay of treatment for patients from puberty through adulthood, testosterone replacement, alone, fails to mitigate many symptoms and issues...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647949/the-key-to-adrenal-insufficiency-education-repetition-repetition-repetition
#11
Margaret F Keil, Carol Van Ryzin
Described more than 150 years ago by Thomas Addison, adrenal gland dysfunction, while treatable, remains a clinically significant and potentially fatal disease. Vague and non-specific symptomatology can delay diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency and lead to adrenal crisis. Affected individuals may delay self-management due to knowledge deficits or lack of required therapies. Advanced practice nurses must remain vigilant for signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and prevention of crisis. Education of patients and their caregivers/family members must emphasize early intervention with regards to adrenal insufficiency in order to prevent adrenal crisis...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647679/factors-impacting-on-psychological-wellbeing-of-international-students-in-the-health-professions-a-scoping-review
#12
REVIEW
Lisa McKenna, Eddie Robinson, Joy Penman, Danny Hills
BACKGROUND: There are increasing numbers of international students undertaking health professional courses, particularly in Western countries. These courses not only expose students to the usual stresses and strains of academic learning, but also require students to undertake clinical placements and practice-based learning. While much is known about general issues facing international students, less is known about factors that impact on those studying in the health professions. OBJECTIVES: To explore what is known about factors that influence the psychological wellbeing of international students in the health professions...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645890/tailored-communication-within-mobile-apps-for-diabetes-self-management-a-systematic-review
#13
Heidi Holmen, Astrid Klopstad Wahl, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Lis Ribu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of diabetes is increasing and with the requirements for self-management and risk of late complications, it remains a challenge for the individual and society. Patients can benefit from support from health care personnel in their self-management, and the traditional communication between patients and health care personnel is changing. Smartphones and apps offer a unique platform for communication, but apps with integrated health care personnel communication based on patient data are yet to be investigated to provide evidence of possible effects...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645849/thermal-management-in-closed-incubators-new-software-for-assessing-the-impact-of-humidity-on-the-optimal-incubator-air-temperature
#14
Stéphane Delanaud, Pauline Decima, Amandine Pelletier, Jean-Pierre Libert, Estelle Durand, Erwan Stephan-Blanchard, Véronique Bach, Pierre Tourneux
BACKGROUND: Low-birth-weight (LBW) neonates are nursed in closed incubators to prevent transcutaneous water loss. The RH's impact on the optimal incubator air temperature setting has not been studied. METHODS: On the basis of a clinical cohort study, we modelled all the ambient parameters influencing body heat losses and gains. The algorithm quantifies the change in RH on the air temperature, to maintain optimal thermal conditions in the incubator. RESULTS: Twenty-three neonates (gestational age (GA): 30...
June 20, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644171/a-study-of-styles-how-do-nurse-managers-make-decisions
#15
Karen Clark-Burg, Selma Alliex
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642855/knowledge-on-osteoporosis-among-nurses
#16
Chan-Ho Park, Young-Kyun Lee, Kyung-Hoi Koo
BACKGROUND: It is crystal clear how important healthcare providers are well-aware of reasonable knowledge on osteoporosis, because they are at the forefront of such management. However, no study has been yet assessed in the knowledge on osteoporosis among healthcare providers particularly in nurse. Therefore, we evaluated the knowledge on osteoporosis of nurses. METHODS: In April 2017, 67 nurses were evaluated using a modified Facts on Osteoporosis Quiz (FOOQ). RESULTS: Although nurses grasped some points of osteoporosis, their knowledge was insufficient concerning effects of weight, physical exercise and calcium intake during adolescence...
May 2017: Journal of Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640734/cost-effective-wound-management-a-survey-of-1717-nurses
#17
Heather Newton
Delivering high-quality wound care requires a mix of knowledge and skills, which nurses aim to update by attending educational events such as conferences and study days. This article describes the data obtained from 30 educational study days, which took place across England, Scotland and Wales. It will explore nurses' knowledge in relation to the cost-effectiveness and clinical efficacy of current wound care practices, based on the answers of 1717 delegates that attended the events. It will also outline the results in relation to reducing expenditure on wound dressings and the importance of performing an accurate wound assessment...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640732/do-nurse-staffing-levels-affect-patient-mortality-in-acute-secondary-care
#18
Barry Hill
This systematic literature review explores and considers whether registered nurse staffing levels affect patient mortality in acute secondary care settings. A discussion makes particular reference to the philosophical foundations of contrasting research approaches used within the literature. At the time of writing, the author was a modern matron for surgery, managing the ear, nose and throat; head and neck; airway; and reconstructive plastic surgery services in a large acute teaching hospital in central London...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640333/establishment-of-lactaton-rooms-in-public-and-private-companies-potentialities-and-difficulties
#19
Vanessa Martinhago Borges Fernandes, Evanguelia Kotzias Atherino Dos Santos, Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann, Denise Elvira Pires de Pires, Maria de Fátima Mota Zampieri, Vitória Regina Petters Gregório
Objective: To know how managers of public and private companies view lactation support rooms and their implantation. Method: This is study is based on qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive research. Twenty managers from Greater Florianópolis participated in the research, in 2015. Data were collected by means of semi-structured/projective interviews, and subjected to content analysis associated with Atlas.ti software. Results: Data analysis led to the following two categories: difficulties and facilities of establishing a lactation room, with a predominance of financial difficulties and the lack of physical space...
June 5, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639982/transforming-the-nursing-classroom-into-a-clinical-setting
#20
Leslie G Cole, B Ann Graves, Stephanie Turner
Providing clinical opportunities for students to gain experience in managing cardiac dysrhythmias is a challenge for nursing faculty. High-risk experiences are often not available for all students or are too life-threatening to entrust to students. Faculty shortages and increasing enrollments add to declines in clinical opportunities. The use of human patient simulation (HPS) has added opportunities to experience high-risk, low-frequency clinical situations. HPS may be employed in the classroom setting to teach content related to dysrhythmia treatments...
June 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
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