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Rhys Martin, Melanie Huddart, Cara Garbett, Wendell Storr, Olivia Watts, Sanjeev Gupta
The handover of large numbers of medical patients, during on call periods when staffing levels are reduced, is a challenge for all acute medical services. At the Royal Cornwall Hospital, a large district general hospital, we identified that foundation doctors were reviewing medical inpatients during weekend on call periods with limited written handover information. We chose to address this problem by developing an intervention, a weekend handover sticker, and piloting it. We used the review of documentation to measure improvement and feedback from users to assess the processes involved...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328018/-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-medical-resident-on-the-ward
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A R Schuurman, S A Bos, K de Wit, R de Graaf, W J Wiersinga
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how internal medicine residents allocate their time during a hospital dayshift on the wards. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study (time and motion study). METHODS: Data were collected from 36 internal medicine residents working at the Internal Medicine Department of the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Trained observers monitored 22 residents using a newly developed smartphone-application, registering their dayshift activities (meetings and education, direct patient contact, administrative tasks, lunch/break, other) and location (workstation, conference room, ward and patient rooms, other)...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322078/received-signal-strength-and-local-terrain-profile-data-for-radio-network-planning-and-optimization-at-gsm-frequency-bands
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Segun I Popoola, Aderemi A Atayero, Nasir Faruk
The behaviour of radio wave signals in a wireless channel depends on the local terrain profile of the propagation environments. In view of this, Received Signal Strength (RSS) of transmitted signals are measured at different points in space for radio network planning and optimization. However, these important data are often not publicly available for wireless channel characterization and propagation model development. In this data article, RSS data of a commercial base station operating at 900 and 1800 MHz were measured along three different routes of Lagos-Badagry Highway, Nigeria...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318277/association-between-handover-of-anesthesia-care-and-adverse-postoperative-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-major-surgery
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Philip M Jones, Richard A Cherry, Britney N Allen, Krista M Bray Jenkyn, Salimah Z Shariff, Suzanne Flier, Kelly N Vogt, Duminda N Wijeysundera
Importance: Handing over the care of a patient from one anesthesiologist to another occurs during some surgeries and might increase the risk of adverse outcomes. Objective: To assess whether complete handover of intraoperative anesthesia care is associated with higher likelihood of mortality or major complications compared with no handover of care. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective population-based cohort study (April 1, 2009-March 31, 2015 set in the Canadian province of Ontario) of adult patients aged 18 years and older undergoing major surgeries expected to last at least 2 hours and requiring a hospital stay of at least 1 night...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318263/handovers-during-anesthesia-care-patient-safety-risk-or-opportunity-for-improvement
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James P Bagian, Douglas E Paull
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January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237579/usage-pattern-differences-and-similarities-of-mobile-electronic-medical-records-among-health-care-providers
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Yura Lee, Yu Rang Park, Junetae Kim, Jeong Hoon Kim, Woo Sung Kim, Jae-Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Recently, many hospitals have introduced mobile electronic medical records (mEMRs). Although numerous studies have been published on the usability or usage patterns of mEMRs through user surveys, investigations based on the real data usage are lacking. OBJECTIVE: Asan Medical Center, a tertiary hospital in Seoul, Korea, implemented an mEMR program in 2010. On the basis of the mEMR usage log data collected over a period of 4.5 years, we aimed to identify a usage pattern and trends in accordance with user occupation and to disseminate the factors that make the mEMR more effective and efficient...
December 13, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235419/an-observational-study-of-patient-handover-communications-among-nurses-on-an-oncology-critical-care-unit
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Jennifer L Milesky, Diana-Lyn Baptiste, Brenda K Shelton
Aim/Objectives: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the feasibility and utilization of evidence-based recommendations for nurse-to-nurse shift handover on an oncology critical care unit. BACKGROUND: Breakdown in communication is the most common cause of medical errors in hospitals. DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: Nurses were provided education that integrated evidence-based recommendations for handover of care...
December 13, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219866/educational-interventions-that-address-handover-skills-of-healthcare-professionals-a-scoping-review-protocol
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Rikke Buus Bøje, Mette Spliid Ludvigsen
The objective of this scoping review is to identify, organize and present existing literature on training interventions on handovers for healthcare professionals to highlight the existing gaps in evidence to inform future research in this field. More specifically the objectives are to.
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206726/standardization-of-pediatric-interfacility-transport-handover-measuring-the-development-of-a-shared-mental-model
#9
Anthony A Sochet, Kelsey S Ryan, Jennifer L Bartlett, Thomas A Nakagawa, Ladonna Bingham
OBJECTIVES: To determine if standardization of pediatric interfacility transport handover is associated with the development of a prototypical shared mental model between healthcare providers. DESIGN: A single center, prepost, retrospective cohort study. SETTINGS: A 259-bed, tertiary care, pediatric referral center. PATIENTS: Children 0 to 18 years old transferred to our critical care units or emergency center from October 2016 to February 2017...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201958/perspectives-of-patient-handover-among-paramedics-and-emergency-department-members-a-qualitative-study
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Majid Najafi Kalyani, Zheila Fereidouni, Raheleh Sabet Sarvestani, Zahra Hadian Shirazi, Ali Taghinezhad
Introduction: Improving patient handover is currently considered as a patient safety goal and one of the top five WHO priorities. So, the aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of patient handover among paramedics and emergency department staff. Methods: This is a descriptive exploratory study with a qualitative content analysis approach. Twenty five paramedics and emergency department staff were selected through purposeful sampling. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews in 2015 and Qualitative Content Analysis was used to analyze the data...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200211/-the-bedside-handover-the-experience-of-the-heart-and-vascular-surgery-of-trento-hospital
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Francesca Bertoldi, Antonella Celi
. The bedside handover: the experience of the heart and vascular surgery of Trento hospital. INTRODUCTION: The bedside handover (BH) increases the patients and nurses' satisfaction. AIMS: To describe the implementation of the BH in two wards of a large hospital in Trento. METHODS: The BH was initially implemented in the morning shift, and then extended to the other shifts. Patients' satisfaction was measured by interviewing 13 patients after one and 6 months; nurses satisfaction and opinions were collected with focus groups...
October 2017: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192513/medication-and-care-in-alzheimer-s-patients-in-the-acute-care-setting-a-qualitative-analysis
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Anders Møller Jensen, Birthe D Pedersen, Rolf Bang Olsen, Lise Hounsgaard
The acute hospital admission of patients with dementia is associated with poor outcome and higher costs. Much of our knowledge on how hospital stays are experienced by patients and staff is generated from short and fragmented data collections, in which the significance of knowledge about day-to-day care might be overlooked, and might partly explain why the poor outcome for this group of patients is not fully understood. This study used participant observation to follow patients with Alzheimer's disease admitted to orthopaedic wards after fall incidents...
January 1, 2017: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172067/improving-communication-at-handover-and-transfer-reduces-retained-swabs-in-maternity-services
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Katie Lean, Bethan F Page, Charles Vincent
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the incidence of retained vaginal swabs and near misses. STUDY DESIGN: A review of previous retained swab incidents and near misses in a large maternity unit identified handovers and transfers as a key point of vulnerability. Interventions were introduced to improve communication at handover from the delivery suite to theatre and from theatre to the high dependency unit. Process data was collected to monitor compliance. The outcome measures were the incidence of retained swab never events and the incidence of near misses...
January 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170328/31%C3%A2-the-quality-improvement-qip-improving-multidisciplinary-staff-engagement-with-quality-improvement-in-the-rvh-emergency-department
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Olly Bannon, Emma Greenwood
: In recent years the RVH Emergency Department (ED) had been under intense pressure and public scrutiny. This led to a demoralised workforce who had become disengaged with quality improvement (QI). QI projects had become an exercise in data collection with little focus on improving care for patients.Two consultants undertook training in QI and then decided to develop a QI project aiming to empower staff and embed QI as daily practice. An ED QI steering group of interested multidisciplinary members was formed and devised an improvement plan to increase staff engagement with QI...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166354/smoothing-the-transition-points-in-canadian-medical-education
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Nick Busing, Jay Rosenfield, Kamal Rungta, Matt Raegele, Andrew Warren, Bruce Wright, Mark Walton, Ivy Oandasan, Anthony Sanfilippo, Anurag Saxena
In 2010 the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, Collège des médecins du Québec, College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada launched The Future of Medical Education in Canada Postgraduate (FMEC PG) Project to examine postgraduate medical education (PGME) in Canada and make recommendations for improvement. One recommendation that emerged concerns the transitions learners experience across the undergraduate medical education-PGME-practice continuum...
November 21, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158691/project-for-the-introduction-of-prehospital-analgesia-with-fentanyl-and-morphine-administered-by-specially-trained-paramedics-in-a-rural-service-area-in-germany
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Maximilian Scharonow, Timo Alberding, Wolfgang Oltmanns, Christian Weilbach
Background: In patients with serious illness or trauma, reduction of severe pain is a key therapeutic goal of emergency medical service (EMS) teams. In Germany, only physicians are allowed to use opioid analgesics. In the rural EMS area studied, the mean arrival time for paramedics is 8 minutes, 23 seconds, and for the rescue physician between 10 minutes, 30 seconds and 16 minutes, 59 seconds, depending on EMS site. In cases of parallel callouts, rescue-physician arrival times may be considerably longer...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153960/barriers-and-facilitators-to-the-implementation-of-an-evidence-based-electronic-minimum-dataset-for-nursing-team-leader-handover-a-descriptive-survey
#17
Amy J Spooner, Leanne M Aitken, Wendy Chaboyer
INTRODUCTION: There is widespread use of clinical information systems in intensive care units however, the evidence to support electronic handover is limited. OBJECTIVES: The study aim was to assess the barriers and facilitators to use of an electronic minimum dataset for nursing team leader shift-to-shift handover in the intensive care unit prior to its implementation. METHODS: The study was conducted in a 21-bed medical/surgical intensive care unit, specialising in cardiothoracic surgery at a tertiary referral hospital, in Queensland, Australia...
November 15, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149634/patient-participation-in-nursing-bedside-handover-a-systematic-mixed-methods-review
#18
REVIEW
Georgia Tobiano, Tracey Bucknall, Ishtar Sladdin, Jennifer A Whitty, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND: Numerous reviews of nursing handover have been undertaken, but none have focused on the patients' role. OBJECTIVES: To explore how patient participation in nursing shift-to-shift bedside handover can be enacted. DESIGN: Systematic mixed- methods review. DATA SOURCES: Three search strategies were undertaken in July-August 2016: database searching, backwards citation searching and forward citation searching...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148607/the-art-of-oral-handovers-a-participant-observational-study-by-undergraduate-students-in-a-hospital-setting
#19
Tove Giske, Sunniva Nese Melås, Kari Anne Einarsen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This study explores the conditions for oral handovers between shifts in a hospital setting, and how these impact patient safety and quality of care. BACKGROUND: Oral handovers transfer patient information and nursing responsibilities between shifts. Short written summaries of patients can complement an oral handover. How to find the balance between a standardised protocol for handovers and tailoring variations to specific patients and situations is debated in the literature...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141622/am-i-getting-an-accurate-picture-a-tool-to-assess-clinical-handover-in-remote-settings
#20
Malcolm Moore, Chris Roberts, Jonathan Newbury, Jim Crossley
BACKGROUND: Good clinical handover is critical to safe medical care. Little research has investigated handover in rural settings. In a remote setting where nurses and medical students give telephone handover to an aeromedical retrieval service, we developed a tool by which the receiving clinician might assess the handover; and investigated factors impacting on the reliability and validity of that assessment. METHODS: Researchers consulted with clinicians to develop an assessment tool, based on the ISBAR handover framework, combining validity evidence and the existing literature...
November 15, 2017: BMC Medical Education
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