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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778434/implementation-of-multimodal-infection-control-and-hand-hygiene-strategies-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-greece-a-cross-sectional-benchmarking-survey
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Evangelos I Kritsotakis, Eirini Astrinaki, Argyri Messaritaki, Achilleas Gikas
BACKGROUND: In this first attempt to suggest achievable standards for improvement in hospital infection prevention and control (IPC) in Greece, we assessed main IPC structure and process indicators emphasizing hand hygiene. METHODS: Acute-care hospitals across the country participated in a cross-sectional survey by completing the World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Self-assessment Framework (HHSAF) and by providing hospital-level IPC indicators. RESULTS: Seventeen hospitals completed the survey, comprising 14% of the country's public hospitals...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776898/implementing-internet-based-self-care-programs-in-primary-care-qualitative-analysis-of-determinants-of-practice-for-patients-and-providers
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Eric Hermes, Laura Burrone, Elliottnell Perez, Steve Martino, Michael Rowe
BACKGROUND: Access to evidence-based interventions for common mental health conditions is limited due to geographic distance, scheduling, stigma, and provider availability. Internet-based self-care programs may mitigate these barriers. However, little is known about internet-based self-care program implementation in US health care systems. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify determinants of practice for internet-based self-care program use in primary care by eliciting provider and administrator perspectives on internet-based self-care program implementation...
May 18, 2018: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775389/systematic-review-of-the-impact-of-cancer-survivorship-care-plans-on-health-outcomes-and-health-care-delivery
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Paul B Jacobsen, Antonio P DeRosa, Tara O Henderson, Deborah K Mayer, Chaya S Moskowitz, Electra D Paskett, Julia H Rowland
Purpose Numerous organizations recommend that patients with cancer receive a survivorship care plan (SCP) comprising a treatment summary and follow-up care plans. Among current barriers to implementation are providers' concerns about the strength of evidence that SCPs improve outcomes. This systematic review evaluates whether delivery of SCPs has a positive impact on health outcomes and health care delivery for cancer survivors. Methods Randomized and nonrandomized studies evaluating patient-reported outcomes, health care use, and disease outcomes after delivery of SCPs were identified by searching MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and Cochrane Library...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774970/priming-patient-safety-a-middle-range-theory-of-safety-goal-priming-via-safety-culture-communication
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Patricia S Groves, Jacinda L Bunch
The aim of this paper is discussion of a new middle-range theory of patient safety goal priming via safety culture communication. Bedside nurses are key to safe care, but there is little theory about how organizations can influence nursing behavior through safety culture to improve patient safety outcomes. We theorize patient safety goal priming via safety culture communication may support organizations in this endeavor. According to this theory, hospital safety culture communication activates a previously held patient safety goal and increases the perceived value of actions nurses can take to achieve that goal...
May 18, 2018: Nursing Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774369/-effectiveness-of-active-health-promotion-in-old-age-results-regarding-compression-of-morbidity-by-target-groups-in-13-8-years-of-observation-in-lucas
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Ulrike Dapp, Christoph Minder, Lilli Neumann, Stefan Golgert, Björn Klugmann, Wolfgang von Renteln-Kruse
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Healthy ageing as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) is the development and maintenance of functional competence. Unfavourable ageing is described by the term frailty and is characterised by a decline in functional reserves. The frailty process can be influenced in a positive way. Previous interventions concerned mostly hospital patients and residents of nursing homes. In this study we examined the maintenance of functional competence in an urban community setting...
May 17, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773778/a-collaboration-to-teach-us-mph-students-about-cuba-s-health-care-system
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Joan O'Connell, Ana María Gálvez-González, Jean Scandlyn, María R Sala-Adam, Xiomara Martín-Linares
In 2011, the US Department of the Treasury changed its regulations to allow US students to participate in short-term education programs in Cuba. Beginning in 2012, and each year thereafter, Cuba's National School of Public Health and the Colorado School of Public Health have jointly taught a class on the Cuban public health system. The program goals are to provide US students with an opportunity to learn about the Cuban national health system's focus on 1) prevention and primary health care services; 2) financial and geographic access to services and health equity; 3) continuum of care across the home, family doctor-and-nurse offices, polyclinics and hospitals; 4) data collection at all levels to understand health risks, including outbreaks, and to guide resource allocation; 5) assessing patients' health and risks using a comprehensive definition of health; 6) multisectoral collaborations between the Ministry of Public Health and other Cuban agencies and organizations to address population health risks; 7) disaster preparedness, response and recovery; and 8) provision of international health assistance...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772599/a-contextual-work-life-experiences-model-to-understand-nurse-commitment-and-turnover
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Dilmi Aluwihare-Samaranayake, Ian Gellatly, Greta Cummings, Linda Ogilvie
AIMS: To present a discussion and model depicting most effecting work life experience contextual factors that influence commitment and turnover intentions for nurses in Sri Lanka. BACKGROUND: Increasing demand for nurses has made the retention of experienced, qualified nursing staff a priority for health care organizations and highlights the need to capture contextual work-life experiences that influence nurses' turnover decisions. DESIGN: Discussion paper...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769815/paediatric-patient-navigation-models-of-care-in-canada-an-environmental-scan
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Alison Luke, Shelley Doucet, Rima Azar
Objectives: (1) To provide other organizations with useful information when implementing paediatric navigation programs and (2) to inform the implementation of a navigation care centre in New Brunswick for children with complex health conditions. Methods: This environmental scan consisted of a literature review of published and grey literature for paediatric patient navigation programs across Canada. Additional programs were found following discussions with program coordinators and navigators...
May 2018: Paediatrics & Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769459/the-framework-of-clinical-occupational-medicine-to-provide-new-insight-for-workaholism
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Quentin Durand-Moreau, Clarisse LE Deun, Brice Lodde, Jean-Dominique Dewitte
There is no single agreed definition of workaholism. Most interventions proposed for people suffering from workaholism target individuals. There is a paucity of descriptions of workplace risk factors. Our study examines case reports of patients suffering from workaholism with a focus on the role of the workplace. We describe case reports from patients of the Occupational Disease Centre in Brest, France between 2013 and 2016. Consultations were conducted within the framework of clinical occupational medicine with a focus on real work situations...
May 17, 2018: Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768244/harmonization-activities-of-noklus-a-quality-improvement-organization-for-point-of-care-laboratory-examinations
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Anne Stavelin, Sverre Sandberg
Noklus is a non-profit quality improvement organization that focuses to improve all elements in the total testing process. The aim is to ensure that all medical laboratory examinations are ordered, performed and interpreted correctly and in accordance with the patients' needs for investigation, treatment and follow-up. For 25 years, Noklus has focused on point-of-care (POC) testing in primary healthcare laboratories and has more than 3100 voluntary participants. The Noklus quality system uses different tools to obtain harmonization and improvement: (1) external quality assessment for the pre-examination, examination and postexamination phase to monitor the harmonization process and to identify areas that need improvement and harmonization, (2) manufacturer-independent evaluations of the analytical quality and user-friendliness of POC instruments and (3) close interactions and follow-up of the participants through site visits, courses, training and guidance...
May 16, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767834/nutrition-care-of-cancer-patients-a-survey-among-physicians-and-nurses
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N Erickson, K Paradies, D Buchholz, J Huebner
In order to quantify gaps in the provision of medical nutrition care in Germany and pinpoint specific areas of need, we collected data from patients, nurses and physicians. The results from the patient survey were published separately. A total of 506 participants from 69 certified centers answered the questions developed in cooperation with representatives from different professional groups (physicians, nurses and dietitians). Only about a third of participants reported that their institution provides structured pathways to nutritional counseling...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765574/psychometric-properties-of-self-assessment-clinical-competency-questionnaire-in-baccalaureate-nursing-students
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Batool Nehrir, Abbas Ebadi, Zohreh Vanaki, Jamileh Mokhtari Nouri, Seyed Mohammad Khademolhosseini
Background: One of the main challenges of nursing student education is the lack of clinical competence that reduces the quality of patients care. Measuring the clinical competency of undergraduate nursing students is effective in curriculum developing, planning, and learning evaluation. Objective: To validate self-assessment clinical competence questionnaire of undergraduate nursing students. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study at Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran, 2015-2016...
March 2018: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764281/parent-experiences-and-preferences-when-dysmelia-is-identified-during-the-prenatal-and-perinatal-periods-a-qualitative-study-into-family-nursing-care-for-rare-diseases
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Judith Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Jane Heyhoe, Charlotte Fielder, Alice Dunning
Several rare diseases are regularly identified during the prenatal and perinatal periods, including dysmelia. How these are communicated to parents has a marked emotional impact, but minimal research has investigated this. The purpose of this study was to explore parent experiences and preferences when their baby was diagnosed with dysmelia. Mothers and fathers were interviewed. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. The overriding emotion parents experienced was shock, but the extent of this was influenced by several factors including their previous experience of disability...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764248/interprofessional-collaboration-and-the-care-and-management-of-type-2-diabetic-patients-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-review
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J M Johnson, R Carragher
The World Health Organization has ranked the Middle East (ME) as the second most prevalent region globally for type 2 diabetes. Currently, treatment options initiated by physicians focus mainly on pharmaceuticals; however, lifestyle factors also have a tremendous impact on a patient's wellness or illness. A potential solution to this issue is to use an interprofessional team approach when caring for this patient population. The purpose of this systematic review is to look at the present literature involving the use of an interprofessional team approach to the care and maintenance of people with type 2 diabetes in the ME...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764105/what-factors-do-allied-health-take-into-account-when-making-resource-allocation-decisions
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Haylee Lane, Tamica Sturgess, Kathleen Philip, Donna Markham, Jennifer Martin, Jill Walsh, Wendy Hubbard, Terry Haines
BACKGROUND: Allied health comprises multiple professional groups including dietetics, medical radiation practitioners, occupational therapists, optometrists and psychologists. Different to medical and nursing, Allied health are often organized in discipline specific departments and allocate budgets within these to provide services to a range of clinical areas. Little is known of how managers of allied health go about allocating these resources, the factors they consider when making these decisions, and the sources of information they rely upon...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761756/evaluation-of-standard-and-mobile-health-supported-clinical-diagnostic-tools-for-assessing-dehydration-in-patients-with-diarrhea-in-rural-bangladesh
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Saadiyah Bilal, Eric Nelson, Lars Meisner, Mahfuj Alam, Saad Al Amin, Yokabed Ashenafi, Shivani Teegala, Md Khan, Nur Alam, Adam Levine
Diarrhea remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients worldwide. The objective of this study was to determine the relative inter-rater reliability and usability of standard and Mobile health (mHealth)-supported World Health Organization (WHO) algorithms for dehydration assessment in patients with acute diarrhea in a rural, low-income country hospital. Two nurses blinded to each other's examinations assessed dehydration status on patients soon after hospital arrival using either the standard WHO algorithm printed on a laminated card or an mHealth-supported WHO algorithm downloaded onto a smartphone...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759258/improving-maternal-safety-at-scale-with-the-mentor-model-of-collaborative-improvement
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Elliott K Main, Ravi Dhurjati, Valerie Cape, Julie Vasher, Anisha Abreo, Shen-Chih Chang, Jeffrey B Gould
BACKGROUND: Obstetric safety bundles, consisting of action steps shown to improve outcomes, have been developed to address the most common and preventable causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Implementing these best practices across all birthing facilities remains an important and challenging clinical and public health priority. METHODS: The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) developed an innovative external mentor model for large-scale collaborative improvement in which participating organizations were subdivided into small teams of six to eight hospitals, led by a paired dyad of physician and nurse leaders...
May 2018: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757844/predictors-of-nurse-practitioner-retention
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Joseph Hagan, Derek L Curtis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Increased utilization of nurse practitioners (NPs) has been proposed to reduce the shortage of primary care providers, so identifying factors related to retention of NPs is important for health care organizations. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale factors and nurse demographic characteristics with NP retention, as defined by the number of years at the current position and intention to leave the current position within 5 years...
May 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757790/barriers-to-implementation-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception-a-systematic-review
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Jessamyn Phillips, Prabjot Sandhu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is one of the most effective forms of contraception available. The utilization of LARC remains low despite being recommended by major health organizations such as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Health care professionals play an essential role in the potential increased use of LARC...
April 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756746/factors-influencing-consent-to-organ-donation-after-brain-death-certification-a-survey-of-29-intensive-care-units
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Guya Piemonte, Maria L Migliaccio, Stefano Bambi, Marco Bombardi, Lorenzo D'antonio, Andrea Guazzini, Caterina Di Pasquale, Laura Tadini-Buoninsegni, Cristiana Guetti, Manuela Bonizzoli, Sara Bagatti, Paolo Lopane, Anna Nativi, Laura Rasero, Adriano Peris
BACKGROUND: Family refusal (FR) to heart beating donation (HBD) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is increasing in recent years with a significant impact on the number of transplantable organs. Fostering setting humanization, quality of relationships, respect for will and family reliance towards ICU could be relevant in containing FR to organ donation (OD) in ICU. Our aims were to highlight the effects of structural features of ICUs and humanization determinants on FR in HBD process, and to describe visiting policies, structure and modalities of support in ICUs...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
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