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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439293/socio-demographic-characteristics-clinical-profile-and-prevalence-of-existing-mental-illness-among-suicide-attempters-attending-emergency-services-at-two-hospitals-in-hawassa-city-south-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Moges Ayehu, Tarekegn Solomon, Kinfe Lemma
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a major public health problem worldwide. It contributes for more than one million deaths each year. Since previous suicidal attempt was considered as the best predictor of future suicide, identifying factors behind suicidal attempt are helpful to design suicide prevention strategies. The aim of this study was to assess socio-demographic characteristics, clinical profile and prevalence of existing mental illness among patients presenting with suicidal attempt to emergency services of general hospitals in South Ethiopia...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438479/family-presence-during-resuscitation-fpdr-observational-case-studies-of-emergency-personnel-in-victoria-australia
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Joanne E Porter, Nareeda Miller, Anita Giannis, Nicole Coombs
INTRODUCTION: Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR), although not a new concept, remains inconsistently implemented by emergency personnel. Many larger metropolitan emergency departments (ED) have instigated a care coordinator role, however these personnel are often from a non-nursing background and have therefore limited knowledge about the clinical aspects of the resuscitation. In rural emergency departments there are simply not enough staff to allocate an independent role. A separate care coordinator role, who is assigned to care for the family and not take part in the resuscitation has been well documented as essential to the successful implementation of FPDR...
April 21, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436286/coordinated-asthma-program-improves-asthma-outcomes-in-high-risk-children
#3
Faye Holder-Niles, Linda Haynes, Helen D'Couto, Rebecca S Hehn, Dionne A Graham, Ann Chen Wu, Joanne E Cox
Innovative approaches within primary care are needed to reduce fragmented care, increase continuity of care, and improve asthma outcomes in children with asthma. Our objective was to assess the impact of coordinated team-based asthma care on unplanned asthma-related health care utilization. A multidisciplinary asthma team was developed to provide coordinated care to high-risk asthma patients. Patients received an in-depth diagnostic and family needs assessment, asthma education, and coordinated referral to social and community services...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436130/sleep-complaints-associated-with-wish-to-die-after-a-suicide-crisis-an-exploratory-study
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Anca Mirsu-Paun, Isabelle Jaussent, Giovanni Komar, Philippe Courtet, Jorge Lopez-Castroman
The present study explores whether sleep concerns are associated with wish to die throughout a 1-month time interval following a suicide crisis. Sixty-eight patients admitted to the emergency department of a general or psychiatric hospital were enrolled. Sleep difficulties were assessed using the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, self-reported satisfaction with sleep and time in bed. Suicidal ideation was assessed through the presence of a wish to die at 1 month following a suicide crisis...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435498/security-violent-events-and-anticipated-surge-capabilities-of-emergency-departments-in-washington-state
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Jonathan S Weyand, Emily Junck, Christopher S Kang, Jason D Heiner
INTRODUCTION: Over the past 15 years, violent threats and acts against hospital patients, staff, and providers have increased and escalated. The leading area for violence is the emergency department (ED) given its 24/7 operations, role in patient care, admissions gateway, and center for influxes during acute surge events. This investigation had three objectives: to assess the current security of Washington State EDs; to estimate the prevalence of and response to threats and violence in Washington State EDs; and to appraise the Washington State ED security capability to respond to acute influxes of patients, bystanders, and media during acute surge events...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431426/anesthesiologists-and-disaster-medicine-a-needs-assessment-for-education-and-training-and-reported-willingness-to-respond
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Heather K Hayanga, Daniel J Barnett, Natasha R Shallow, Michael Roberts, Carol B Thompson, Itay Bentov, Gozde Demiralp, Bradford D Winters, Deborah A Schwengel
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists provide comprehensive health care across the emergency department, operating room, and intensive care unit. To date, anesthesiologists' perspectives regarding disaster medicine and public health preparedness have not been described. METHODS: Anesthesiologists' thoughts and attitudes were assessed via a Web-based survey at 3 major academic institutions. Frequencies, percentages, and odds ratios (ORs) were used to assess self-reported perceptions of knowledge and skills, as well as attitudes and beliefs regarding education and training, employee development, professional obligation, safety, psychological readiness, efficacy, personal preparedness, and willingness to respond (WTR)...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429643/emergency-department-staff-priorities-for-improving-palliative-care-provision-for-older-people-a-qualitative-study
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Rebecca J Wright, Karen Lowton, Glenn Robert, Corita R Grudzen, Patricia Grocott
BACKGROUND: Emergency department-based palliative care services are increasing, but research to develop these services rarely includes input from emergency clinicians, jeopardizing the effectiveness of subsequent palliative care interventions. AIM: To collaboratively identify with emergency clinicians' improvement priorities for emergency department-based palliative care for older people. DESIGN: This was one component of an experience-based co-design project, conducted using semi-structured interviews and feedback sessions...
April 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427444/interventions-to-reduce-wait-times-for-primary-care-appointments-a-systematic-review
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Dominique Ansell, James A G Crispo, Benjamin Simard, Lise M Bjerre
BACKGROUND: Accessibility and availability are important characteristics of efficient and effective primary healthcare systems. Currently, timely access to a family physician is a concern in Canada. Adverse outcomes are associated with longer wait times for primary care appointments and often leave individuals to rely on urgent care. When wait times for appointments are too long patients may experience worse health outcomes and are often left to use emergency department resources. The primary objective of our study was to systematically review the literature to identify interventions designed to reduce wait times for primary care appointments...
April 20, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426367/child-and-adolescent-emergency-and-urgent-mental-health-delivery-through-telepsychiatry-12-month-prospective-study
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Nasreen Roberts, Tina Hu, Nicholas Axas, Leanne Repetti
BACKGROUND: The significant gap between children and adolescents presenting for emergency mental healthcare and the shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists constitutes a major barrier to timely access for psychiatric assessment for rural and remote areas. Unlike remote areas, urban emergency departments have in-house psychiatric consultation. Telepsychiatry may be a solution to ensure the same service for remote areas. However, there is a paucity of studies on the use of telepsychiatry for child and adolescent emergency consults...
April 20, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419019/complexities-of-consent-ethics-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#10
Naomi Dreisinger, Nathan Zapolsky
Informed consent is a communicative process of sharing information with patients, which helps assure their understanding of the information provided and asks for their permission to proceed. Informed consent allows a patient or a patient's family to use his or her own value system to determine the need for a particular procedure or test. Asking a patient for permission to treat requires the provider to respect the patient's autonomy through allowing him or her to be an active part of the decision-making process...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414688/ecg-of-the-month-mental-disturbance-for-4-days
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D Luke Glancy, Theresa Mills, Fred Lopez
A family brought their 61-year-old mother to the emergency department because for 4 days she had been confused, incoherent, and somnolent. She also had dysphagia, dysarthria, diplopia, and had fallen out of bed. She had been in the hospital 3 weeks earlier for atrial fibrillation and an exacerbation of congestive heart failure. She also carried a diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and used an albuterol inhaler. She was obese (BMI of 45); and had adult-onset diabetes mellitus. She had a 43 pack-year history of cigarette smoking but had recently quit...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412987/back-pain-in-the-emergency-department-pathological-fracture-following-spinal-manipulation
#12
Christopher Skappak, Erik J Saude
Back pain is one of the most common presentations to the emergency department. Though case reports of patients presenting with increased back pain following chiropractic spinal manipulations are rare, we have identified a case rarely reported in the literature where a potential injury from chiropractic manipulation resulted in a diagnosis of multiple myeloma. We have reported a previously healthy 66-year-old male who presented with persistent lower back pain over 4 weeks. An initial evaluation with thoracolumbar radiographs revealed no significant findings...
April 17, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411661/-the-suicidal-crisis-in-emergency-departments
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Christophe Delmas, Chloé Wallach
Professionals working in emergency departments have an important role to play in assessing and orienting suicidal patients. A patient's suicide risk must be assessed using the 'Risk-Emergency-Dangerousness' grid. The main objective of the initial care is to buy time in order to avoid the patient attempting suicide. Enabling the patient to return home accompanied by a close friend or family member after their visit to the emergency department must be favoured whenever possible, by proposing close monitoring.
April 2017: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409615/peritonsillar-abscess
#14
Nicholas J Galioto
Peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep infection of the head and neck, occurring primarily in young adults. Diagnosis is usually made on the basis of clinical presentation and examination. Symptoms and findings generally include fever, sore throat, dysphagia, trismus, and a "hot potato" voice. Drainage of the abscess, antibiotic therapy, and supportive therapy for maintaining hydration and pain control are the cornerstones of treatment. Most patients can be managed in the outpatient setting. Peritonsillar abscesses are polymicrobial infections, and antibiotics effective against group A streptococcus and oral anaerobes should be first-line therapy...
April 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407748/the-role-of-ethnicity-in-pathways-to-emergency-psychiatric-services-for-clients-with-psychosis
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Martin Rotenberg, Andrew Tuck, Rachel Ptashny, Kwame McKenzie
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the role of ethnicity in pathways to emergency mental health care in Toronto for clients with psychosis, while taking into account neighborhood factors. Previous literature has focused on Afro-Caribbean clients, reporting an increased risk of accessing mental health care through negative pathways. METHODS: A retrospective chart review for clients from 6 different ethnic origin groups presenting with psychosis - East Asian, South Asian, Black African, Black Caribbean, White European, and White North American - was undertaken in a psychiatric emergency department (ED)...
April 13, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403703/-treat-patients-like-family
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Layla Haidrani
Why did you become an emergency nurse? I used to work as a healthcare assistant and did bank shifts in the emergency department (ED). While there, I was drawn to the unpredictable nature of the work, the challenge of delivering high-quality care in a chaotic environment. No matter what your role is, you are an important component of the emergency team. The resourcefulness of the nursing staff impressed me and I thought 'I want to do that'.
April 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401124/unintentional-injuries-in-children-and-youth-from-immigrant-families-in-ontario-canada-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Natasha Ruth Saunders, Alison Macpherson, Jun Guan, Lisa Sheng, Astrid Guttmann
BACKGROUND: Unintentional injury is the leading cause of childhood death. Injury is associated with a number of sociodemographic characteristics, but little is known about risk in immigrants. Our objective was to examine the association between family immigrant status and unintentional injury in children and youth. METHODS: We performed a population-based, cross-sectional study involving children and youth (age 0-24 yr) residing in Ontario from 2008 to 2012. Multiple linked health and administrative databases were used to describe unintentional injuries by family immigrant status...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373210/psychosocial-interventions-for-self-harm-suicidal-ideation-and-suicide-attempt-in-children-and-young-people-what-how-who-and-where
#18
Georgina Cox, Sarah Hetrick
We reviewed the evidence for the effectiveness of indicated individual psychosocial interventions for the treatment of self-harm, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in children and young people, with a particular emphasis on the emerging use of electronic methods to deliver psychological interventions. In total, 16 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) were identified, none of which included children under the age of 12 years. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is the most commonly implemented approach in RCTs until now, although problem-solving therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, social support and distal support methods by provision of a green card and regular receipt of postcards have also been investigated...
April 3, 2017: Evidence-based Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363627/evaluation-of-a-nurse-initiated-acute-gastroenteritis-pathway-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#19
Rebecca A Carson, Shawna S Mudd, P Jamil Madati
Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common illness treated in the emergency department. Delays in initiating rehydration for children with mild or moderate dehydration from AGE can lead to prolonged ED visits and increased resource utilization that do not provide prognostic value or support family-centered care. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to promote early oral rehydration therapy (ORT) for persons with AGE in an attempt to reduce unnecessary resource utilization and length of stay (LOS)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349860/predictors-for-repeat-self-harm-and-suicide-among-older-people-within-12-months-of-a-self-harm-presentation
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Gary Cheung, Gisele Foster, Wayne de Beer, Susan Gee, Tracey Hawkes, Sally Rimkeit, Yu Mwee Tan, Sally Merry, Frederick Sundram
BACKGROUND: A past history of self-harm is a significant risk factor for suicide in older people. The aims of this study are to (i) characterize older people who present with self-harm to emergency departments (EDs); and (ii) determine the predictors for repeat self-harm and suicide. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data were retrospectively collected on older people (age 65+ years), who presented to seven EDs in New Zealand following an episode of self-harm between 1st July 2010 and 30th June 2013...
March 28, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
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