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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054105/getting-social-the-use-of-social-media-to-improve-alumni-response-rates-for-assessment-of-program-outcomes
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Lisa Fiorentino, Tammy Haley
Outcome assessment has become standard in institutions of higher learning and is a requirement of State Boards of Nursing and major accrediting bodies, including all accrediting agencies for programs in nursing. Appropriate identification of student learning outcomes and program outcomes to ensure the collection of relevant and meaningful data is essential. Although much has been written about what should be included in assessment, little information exists on how to best collect the required data for evaluation...
November 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054104/integrating-gerontology-and-community-concepts-through-simulation
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Jacqueline Kayler DeBrew, Susan Hensley-Hannah
This article describes an innovative simulation experience for nursing students. Faculty from a community health nursing course and a course in gerontology worked together to provide a comprehensive simulation experience that combined low-fidelity and high-fidelity experiences that provided an integrated learning experience and gave faculty with an opportunity to collaborate to improve outcomes. Student and faculty feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Future plans include incorporating a third didactic course, Leadership and Management, and working with other disciplines to demonstrate interprofessional collaboration...
November 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053531/nursing-student-collaborative-with-meals-on-wheels-home-visits-for-at-risk-senior-adults
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Susan Campbell, Jill M Berg
Nursing students at Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus are taking part in a program to provide care for homebound senior adults enrolled in home delivery meal services. Students perform home safety, functional, and cognitive assessments while learning the challenges of meeting nutritional needs of an at-risk senior adult population. This article outlines the program and its outcomes after two years of collaboration. Meals on Wheels is identified as an innovative placement for meeting nursing program outcomes and clinical practice hours...
October 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053529/use-of-service-learning-to-teach-health-literacy-with-online-graduate-nursing-students
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Tracy P George, Claire DeCristofaro
To meet Healthy People 2020 goals, health literacy must be included in health care program curricula. In a fully online graduate nursing course, an innovative service-learning activity asked students to collaborate in the creation of low-literacy patient education pamphlets for practice partners at a community rehabilitation facility. Involvement with community stakeholders such as support groups and interprofessional team members enhanced interdisciplinary educational outcomes. Through this innovative project-based activity, students were able to meet the clinical education and decision support needs of rehabilitation patients while translating academic coursework to support actual community needs...
October 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052691/discontinuing-inappropriate-medication-use-in-nursing-home-residents-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hans Wouters, Jessica Scheper, Hedi Koning, Chris Brouwer, Jos W Twisk, Helene van der Meer, Froukje Boersma, Sytse U Zuidema, Katja Taxis
Background: Inappropriate prescribing is a well-known clinical problem in nursing home residents, but few interventions have focused on reducing inappropriate medication use. Objective: To examine successful discontinuation of inappropriate medication use and to improve prescribing in nursing home residents. Design: Pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial, with clustering by elder care physicians and their wards. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01876095)...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052663/self-management-intervention-for-adult-cancer-survivors-after-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Soo Hyun Kim, Kisook Kim, Deborah K Mayer
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION: This study aims to evaluate the effects of self-management interventions (SMIs) for cancer survivors who completed primary treatment. 
. LITERATURE SEARCH: Using PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL®, PsycINFO®, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trails (CENTRAL), the authors conducted a systematic search of randomized, controlled trials published in English from database conception through June 2016. 
. DATA EVALUATION: The meta-analysis was conducted with Cochrane Review Manager, version 5...
November 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052529/evaluating-a-multi-component-community-based-program-to-improve-adherence-and-retention-in-care-among-adolescents-living-with-hiv-in-zimbabwe-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Webster Mavhu, Nicola Willis, Juliet Mufuka, Collin Mangenah, Kudzanayi Mvududu, Sarah Bernays, Walter Mangezi, Tsitsi Apollo, Ricardo Araya, Helen A Weiss, Frances M Cowan
BACKGROUND: World Health Organization (WHO) adolescent HIV-testing and treatment guidelines recommend community-based interventions to support antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and retention in care, while acknowledging that the evidence to support this recommendation is weak. This cluster randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a psychosocial, community-based intervention on HIV-related and psychosocial outcomes. METHODS/DESIGN: We are conducting the trial in two districts...
October 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052117/clinical-impact-of-an-interdisciplinary-patient-safety-program-for-managing-drug-related-problems-in-a-long-term-care-hospital
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Oreto Ruiz-Millo, Mónica Climente-Martí, Ana María Galbis-Bernácer, José Ramón Navarro-Sanz
Background Medication reviews intended to identify drug-related problems (DRPs) have been researched in primary care, acute care and nursing homes rather than in long-term care hospitals (LTCHs). Objectives To assess the clinical impact of an interdisciplinary pharmacotherapy quality improvement and patient safety program in elderly patients with polypharmacy admitted to an LTCH. Setting An interventional, longitudinal, prospective study was conducted in a Spanish LTCH Method A total of 162 elderly (≥ 70 years) patients with polypharmacy (≥ 5 medications) were included...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051912/evaluating-diabetes-care-for-patients-with-serious-mental-illness-using-the-chronic-care-model-a-pilot-study
#9
Kelly Vaez, Lauren Diegel-Vacek, Catherine Ryan, Pamela Martyn-Nemeth
People with serious mental illness (SMI) have a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and shorter life span due to medical health problems. The chronic care model (CCM) has been used to improve care of patients with T2DM. One clinical organization that provided primary care to patients with SMI had excellent diabetes outcomes but did not have information on how they achieved those outcomes. Thus, we conducted a pilot study chart review for 30 patients with T2DM and SMI to determine how well the clinic's system aligned with the overall CCM components and which components correlated with diabetes control...
January 2017: Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051145/a-discrete-choice-study-of-patient-preferences-for-dialysis-modalities
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Rachael C Walker, Rachael L Morton, Suetonia C Palmer, Mark R Marshall, Allison Tong, Kirsten Howard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Improved knowledge about factors that influence patient choices when considering dialysis modality could facilitate health care interventions to increase rates of home dialysis. We aimed to quantify the attributes of dialysis care and the tradeoffs that patients consider when making decisions about dialysis modalities. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a prospective, discrete choice experiment survey with random parameter logit analysis to quantify preferences and tradeoffs for attributes of dialysis treatment in 143 adult patients with CKD expected to require RRT within 12 months (predialysis)...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051136/using-google-glass-in-nonsurgical-medical-settings-systematic-review
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Bryn Dougherty, Sherif M Badawy
BACKGROUND: Wearable technologies provide users hands-free access to computer functions and are becoming increasingly popular on both the consumer market and in various industries. The medical industry has pioneered research and implementation of head-mounted wearable devices, such as Google Glass. Most of this research has focused on surgical interventions; however, other medical fields have begun to explore the potential of this technology to support both patients and clinicians. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to systematically evaluate the feasibility, usability, and acceptability of using Google Glass in nonsurgical medical settings and to determine the benefits, limitations, and future directions of its application...
October 19, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049820/association-of-history-of-gestational-diabetes-with-long-term-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-a-large-prospective-cohort-of-us-women
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Deirdre K Tobias, Jennifer J Stuart, Shanshan Li, Jorge Chavarro, Eric B Rimm, Janet Rich-Edwards, Frank B Hu, JoAnn E Manson, Cuilin Zhang
Importance: Previous studies identify gestational diabetes (GD) as a risk factor for intermediate markers of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk; however, few are prospective, evaluate hard CVD end points, or account for shared risk factors including body weight and lifestyle. Objective: To prospectively evaluate history of GD in relation to incident CVD risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II) is an observational cohort study of US female nurses established in 1989, with ongoing follow-up...
October 16, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049153/phd-education-outcomes-results-of-a-national-survey-of-nursing-phd-alumni
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Carol Hall Ellenbecker, Chizoba Nwosu, Yuqing Zhang, Suzanne Leveille
AIM: A national survey was conducted to examine the relationship between individual students' experiences and nursing PhD program characteristics and program outcomes. BACKGROUND: In light of the shortage of doctorally prepared nurse scientists and a growth in nursing PhD programs, an examination of the PhD nursing education experience in relation to educational outcomes is timely. METHOD: Data were collected from graduates of a 50 percent random sample of nursing PhD programs in the United States...
November 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049059/status-of-high-body-weight-among-nurse-family-partnership-children
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William Thorland, Dustin Currie, Claire Colangelo
PURPOSE: Increased prevalence of high levels of body weight in early childhood has become a public health concern, given its potential association with adult obesity and related comorbidities. Both socioeconomic status and race-ethnicity are related to increased prevalence. The purpose of this study was to identify additional risk factors common to children of low-income families; and to guide quality improvement initiatives within home visiting programs, potentially fostering more desirable physical development outcomes...
November 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049058/the-neonatal-microbiome-implications-for-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-nurses
#15
Jeannie Rodriguez, Sheila Jordan, Abby Mutic, Taylor Thul
Nursing care of the neonate in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is complex, due in large part to various physiological challenges. A newer and less well-known physiological consideration is the neonatal microbiome, the community of microorganisms, both helpful and harmful, that inhabit the human body. The neonatal microbiome is influenced by the maternal microbiome, mode of infant birth, and various aspects of NICU care such as feeding choice and use of antibiotics. The composition and diversity of the microbiome is thought to influence key health outcomes including development of necrotizing enterocolitis, late-onset sepsis, altered physical growth, and poor neurodevelopment...
November 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049057/the-postpartum-maternal-and-newborn-microbiomes
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Abby D Mutic, Sheila Jordan, Sara M Edwards, Erin P Ferranti, Taylor A Thul, Irene Yang
Biological and environmental changes to maternal and newborn microbiomes in the postnatal period can affect health outcomes for the mother-baby dyad. Postpartum sleep deprivation and unmet dietary needs can alter commensal bacteria within the body and disrupt gut-brain communication. Perineal injury and breast infections also change microbial community composition, potentiating an environment favoring pathogen growth. The gut microbiome refers to the collection of microorganisms working in harmony. Disruptions within the gut microbiome and gut-brain communication may lead to postpartum depression, a potentially devastating sequela...
November 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049043/challenges-of-healthcare-administration-optimizing-quality-and-value-at-an-affordable-cost-in-pediatric-cardiology
#17
Mitchell I Cohen, Patricio A Frias
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to explore the paradigm shift in healthcare delivery that will need to take place over the next few years away from an emphasis on supply-driven health care to better quality transparent-driven health care whose focus is on the consumer's best interest. RECENT FINDINGS: The current healthcare system is fragmented and costs continue to rise. The best way to contain costs is to improve quality to the consumer, the patient...
October 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048775/nursing-documentation-in-inpatient-psychiatry-the-relevance-of-nurse-patient-interactions-in-progress-notes-a-focus-group-study-with-mental-health-staff
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Kjellaug K Myklebust, Stål Bjørkly, Målfrid Råheim
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To gain insight into mental health staff's perception of writing progress notes in an acute and subacute psychiatric ward context. BACKGROUND: The nursing process structures nursing documentation. Progress notes are intended to be an evaluation of a patient's nursing diagnoses, interventions and outcomes. Within this template, a patient's status and the care provided are to be recorded. The therapeutic nurse-patient relationship is recognized as a key component of psychiatric care today...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047153/structured-nurse-led-follow-up-for-patients-after-discharge-from-the-intensive-care-unit-prospective-quasi-experimental-study
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Rannveig J Jónasdóttir, Christina Jones, Gisli H Sigurdsson, Helga Jonsdottir
AIMS: To describe a structured three-month nurse-led follow-up of patients after discharge from intensive care and measure its effects on health status. BACKGROUND: Patients requiring intensive care stay frequently have lengthy and incomplete recovery suggesting need for additional support. The effects of intensive care nurse-led follow-up have not been sufficiently elucidated. DESIGN: A prospective, quasi-experimental study of patients who received structured nurse-led follow-up from intensive care nurses after discharge from intensive care until three months afterwards...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046259/assessing-the-impact-of-quality-improvement-measures-on-catheter-related-blood-stream-infections-and-catheter-salvage-experience-from-a-national-intestinal-failure-unit
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A Bond, A Teubner, M Taylor, C Cawley, A Abraham, M Dibb, P R Chadwick, M Soop, G Carlson, S Lal
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Prevention of catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) and salvage of infected central venous catheters (CVC) are vital to maintaining long term venous access in patients needing home parenteral nutrition (HPN). It remains unclear as to whether patients are best trained for catheter care at home or in hospital or whether CRBSIs are lower if the patient self-cares for the CVC. Furthermore, there is minimal data on the longer term outcome following salvage of infected catheter and limited consensus on agreed protocols for catheter salvage...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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