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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538247/the-positive-predictive-value-of-an-ambulance-prealert-for-stroke-and-transient-ischaemic-attack
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Craig W Brown, Mary J Macleod
OBJECTIVE: Therapeutic options for ischaemic stroke, such as thrombolysis or thrombectomy, are time sensitive. Multiple innovations have been established to reduce the symptom-to-needle time. One such innovation is the prealerting of emergency department (ED) or stroke unit staff by prehospital personnel of suspected stroke patients. The diagnosis of stroke can sometimes be difficult, with stroke mimics being a recognized issue. The prealert mobilizes ED, stroke and imaging personnel, which, for a true-positive, improves door-to-needle times...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524382/an-observational-study-of-patient-care-outcomes-sensitive-to-handover-quality-in-the-post-anaesthetic-care-unit
#2
Nichole Lillibridge, Mari Botti, Beverley Wood, Bernice Redley
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify patient care outcome indicators sensitive to the quality of interprofessional handover between the anaesthetist and the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit nurse. BACKGROUND: The relationship between interprofessional clinical handover when patients are transferred from the operating theatre to the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit and patient outcomes of subsequent patient care delivery is not well understood. DESIGN: Naturalistic, exploratory descriptive design using observation...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524253/improving-patient-safety-the-impact-of-an-outpatients-electronic-handover-system-in-a-tertiary-dermatology-department
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Flora Poon, Raymond Martyres, Anthony Denahy, George Varigos
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Electronic medical records (EMR) can improve quality healthcare, patient safety and streamline workflow to improve efficiency of a department. Despite the known benefits and difficulties of EMR systems, there is limited data on the impact and definable effectiveness it can have within a dermatology unit. We present an outpatients' EMR known as an electronic handover system (EHS) from its inception, delivery and audit of its use in evaluating the true impact. METHODS: An audit of the EHS was conducted from 1 March to 31 August 2014...
May 19, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523364/-structured-patient-handovers-in-perioperative-medicine-rationale-and-implementation-in-clinical-practice
#4
M J Merkel, V von Dossow, B Zwißler
Clear and consistent communication is pivotal for well-functioning teamwork, in operating theatres as well as intensive care units. However, patient handovers significantly vary between specialties and locations. If communication is not well structured, it might increase the risk for mishaps and malpractice. Therefore, implementing structured handover protocols is pivotal. The perioperative setting is a high-risk environment that is prone to communication failures due to operational design (frequent change of shift due to working time restrictions) and a high work load and multitasking (operating room management, short surgery times, concurrent emergencies)...
May 18, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513434/a-unifying-mechanism-for-the-biogenesis-of-membrane-proteins-co-operatively-integrated-by-the-sec-and-tat-pathways
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Fiona J Tooke, Marion Babot, Govind Chandra, Grant Buchanan, Tracy Palmer
The majority of multi-spanning membrane proteins are co-translationally inserted into the bilayer by the Sec pathway. An important subset of membrane proteins have globular, cofactor-containing extracytoplasmic domains requiring the dual action of the co-translational Sec and post-translational Tat pathways for integration. Here, we identify further unexplored families of membrane proteins that are dual Sec-Tat-targeted. We establish that a predicted heme-molybdenum cofactor-containing protein, and a complex polyferredoxin, each require the concerted action of two translocases for their assembly...
May 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512634/user-experience-analysis-of-e-tb-manager-a-nationwide-electronic-tuberculosis-recording-and-reporting-system-in-ukraine
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Niranjan Konduri, Kelly Sawyer, Nataliya Nizova
Ukraine has successfully implemented e-TB Manager nationwide as its mandatory national tuberculosis registry after first introducing it in 2009. Our objective was to perform an end-of-programme evaluation after formal handover of the registry administration to Ukraine's Centre for Disease Control in 2015. We conducted a nationwide, cross-sectional, anonymous, 18-point user experience survey, and stratified the registry's transaction statistics to demonstrate usability. Contrary to initial implementation experience, older users (aged >50 years), often with limited or no computer proficiency prior to using the registry, had significantly better user experience scores for at least six of the 12 measures compared to younger users (aged 18-29 years)...
April 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510036/-caring-for-patients-but-carefully-of-course-structured-handover
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EDITORIAL
L Vogt, S Sopka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508012/rehabilitation-of-discharged-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-are-new-strategies-needed
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Lars Morsø, Morten Sall Jensen, Christian von Plessen, Peter Qvist
BACKGROUND: Rehabilitation after hospital stay implies several benefits for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); still few patients are referred and participate in rehabilitation programs. We conducted a case study to investigate the effects of interventions targeting the referral, uptake, and completion for a program of early rehabilitation in the primary health-care sector. METHODS: We undertook targeted initiatives to make patients participate in an individualized rehabilitation program with gradual increased intensity...
January 2017: Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504990/a-structured-transfer-of-care-process-reduces-perioperative-complications-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
#9
Michael Hall, Jamie Robertson, Matthias Merkel, Michael Aziz, Michael Hutchens
INTRODUCTION: Serious complications are common during the intensive care of postoperative cardiac surgery patients. Some of these complications may be influenced by communication during the process of handover of care from the operating room to the intensive care unit (ICU) team. A structured transfer of care process may reduce the rate of communication errors and perioperative complications. METHODS: We hypothesized that a collaborative, comprehensive, structured handover of care from the intraoperative team to the ICU team would reduce a specific set of postoperative complications...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494669/bedside-handovers-improve-rapport
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Staff at a hospital emergency assessment unit have introduced bedside nurse handovers to boost interaction with patients.
May 12, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488514/what-is-said-by-the-bed
#11
Emma Walter
We have been doing bedside nurse handovers for years (news online, 2 May) and it's absolutely what everyone should be doing. How anyone can hand a patient over to the next shift without actually being in front of them is beyond me.
May 10, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488486/letter
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Lauren Asker
I don't like bedside handovers. You can't say everything in front of the patient or in front of the other patients, or their relatives, and it would take longer. At the end of your shift all you want to do is go home on time.
May 10, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488482/staff-handovers-at-bedside-allow-more-time-for-patient-care
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Staff in an emergency assessment unit at an NHS hospital have introduced bedside nurse handovers to promote interaction with patients.
May 10, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482890/crisis-checklists-for-in-hospital-emergencies-expert-consensus-simulation-testing-and-recommendations-for-a-template-determined-by-a-multi-institutional-and-multi-disciplinary-learning-collaborative
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Christian P Subbe, John Kellett, Paul Barach, Catriona Chaloner, Hayley Cleaver, Tim Cooksley, Erik Korsten, Eilish Croke, Elinor Davis, Ashley Jr De Bie, Lesley Durham, Chris Hancock, Jilian Hartin, Tracy Savijn, John Welch
BACKGROUND: 'Failure to rescue' of hospitalized patients with deteriorating physiology on general wards is caused by a complex array of organisational, technical and cultural failures including a lack of standardized team and individual expected responses and actions. The aim of this study using a learning collaborative method was to develop consensus recomendations on the utility and effectiveness of checklists as training and operational tools to assist in improving the skills of general ward staff on the effective rescue of patients with abnormal physiology...
May 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469904/introducing-a-new-junior-doctor-electronic-weekend-handover-on-an-orthopaedic-ward
#15
Siddharth Maroo, Dipak Raj
Junior Doctors working on the Orthopaedic wards at a district general hospital identified the lack of a formal weekend handover. The Royal Colleges,GMC and Foundation Programme curriculum all emphasise the importance of a safe and effective handover. Doctors found that the current system of using a written, paper-based handover was unreliable, un-legible, and inefficient. Baseline measurements were sought in the form of a questionnaire which allowed us to obtain the limitations to the current handover. After this and a focus group, a new electronic, 'Microsoft Word' based handover was created and a repeat surgery issued in 2 weeks...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452913/improving-patient-safety-in-handover-from-intensive-care-unit-to-general-ward-a-systematic-review
#16
Ida Wibrandt, Anne Lippert
OBJECTIVES: Despite of the increasing knowledge about patient safety improvements in the handover process in hospitals, we still lack knowledge about what magnitude of patient safety gains can be expected from improvements in handover between the intensive care unit (ICU) and the general ward. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate which handover tools are devised and evaluated with the aim of improving patient safety in the handover process from ICU to ward and whether the described handover tools fulfill their purpose...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443808/-10-tips-for-improving-patient-handovers-from-hospital-to-other-health-care-settings
#17
R van Seben, S E Geerlings, B M Buurman
When patients are transferred from the hospital to other health care settings, responsibility for the patient is transferred from the treating physician, nurse, paramedic or pharmacist at the hospital to the next health care provider. Good patient handovers from hospital to other healthcare settings are essential to ensure continuity of care. However, handovers are often delayed or incomplete and the patient is barely involved in her or his own transfer. Risks related to an incomplete handover may be considerable...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437261/training-in-intraoperative-handover-and-display-of-a-checklist-improve-communication-during-transfer-of-care-an-interventional-cohort-study-of-anaesthesia-residents-and-nurse-anaesthetists
#18
Marion Jullia, Anaïs Tronet, Fabiola Fraumar, Vincent Minville, Olivier Fourcade, Xavier Alacoque, Yannick LeManach, Matt M Kurrek
BACKGROUND: Handovers during anaesthesia are common, and failures in communication may lead to morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesised that intraoperative handover training and display of a checklist would improve communication during anaesthesia care transition in the operating room. DESIGN: Interventional cohort study. SETTING: Single-centre tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 204 random observations of handovers between anaesthesia providers (residents and nurse anaesthetists) over a 6-month period in 2016...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433731/effectiveness-of-a-role-play-simulation-program-involving-the-sbar-technique-a-quasi-experimental-study
#19
Mi Yu, Kyung Ja Kang
BACKGROUND: Accurate, skilled communication in handover is of high priority in maintaining patients' safety. Nursing students have few chances to practice nurse-to-doctor handover in clinical training, and some have little knowledge of what constitutes effective handover or lack confidence in conveying information. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop a role-play simulation program involving the Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation technique for nurse-to-doctor handover; implement the program; and analyze its effects on situation, background, assessment, recommendation communication, communication clarity, handover confidence, and education satisfaction in nursing students...
June 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423856/improving-handovers-between-hospitals-and-primary-care-implementation-of-e-messages-and-the-importance-of-training
#20
Grete Netteland
The transfer of information and responsibility for care of a patient from one healthcare provider to another is referred to as a handover. While some handovers are effective and achieve high quality communication, others represent a barrier to continuity of care. To increase the patient safety, Norway decided to replace handovers with an electronic e-message system (EMS). This paper refers to a quantitative study of this implementation and examines the opinions of first-line leaders and nurses (N = 108) on how organisational factors were taken into account and how the implementation might be improved...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
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