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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106637/educating-nurses-in-the-united-states-about-pressure-injuries
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Elizabeth A Ayello, Karen Zulkowski, Elizabeth Capezuti, Wendy Harris Jicman, R Gary Sibbald
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the current state of educating nurses about wound care and pressure injuries with recommendations for the future. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1...
February 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104730/the-effect-of-family-presence-on-rounding-duration-in-the-picu
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Priya R Gupta, R Serene Perkins, Rebecca L Hascall, Carolyn F Shelak, Shaban Demirel, Mark T Buchholz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The incorporation of family-centered rounds has become standard in PICUs across the United States. We compared rounding times in our institution, with and without family members present, to determine the effect on total rounding time and work flow. METHODS: This observational study of a convenience sample was conducted over a 17-month period (May 2014-October 2015), accounting for typical seasonal variation in the PICU. The individual patient rounding times for 2657 encounters were recorded...
January 19, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099788/deploying-and-measuring-a-risk-and-patient-safety-program
#3
Howard Orel, Molly McGroarty, Heather Marchegiani
Health care continues to evolve at a rapid rate. Over just the past decade, the industry has seen the introduction and widespread implementation of an electronic health record, increase in presence of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to help manage the shortage of physicians, and the introduction of accountable care organizations. It is with these changes that new challenges and opportunities emerge. One such challenge is the increase in the severity of medical malpractice claims throughout the nation...
January 2017: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management: the Journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098632/palliative-care-in-the-icu-and-the-role-for-physician-assisted-dying-or-lack-thereof
#4
J Randall Curtis, Mark R Tonelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098622/physician-assisted-suicide-and-euthanasia-in-the-icu-a-dialogue-on-core-ethical-issues
#5
Ewan C Goligher, E Wesley Ely, Daniel P Sulmasy, Jan Bakker, John Raphael, Angelo E Volandes, Bhavesh M Patel, Kate Payne, Annmarie Hosie, Larry Churchill, Douglas B White, James Downar
OBJECTIVE: Many patients are admitted to the ICU at or near the end of their lives. Consequently, the increasingly common debate regarding physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia holds implications for the practice of critical care medicine. The objective of this article is to explore core ethical issues related to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia from the perspective of healthcare professionals and ethicists on both sides of the debate. SYNTHESIS: We identified four issues highlighting the key areas of ethical tension central to evaluating physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in medical practice: 1) the benefit or harm of death itself, 2) the relationship between physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia and withholding or withdrawing life support, 3) the morality of a physician deliberately causing death, and 4) the management of conscientious objection related to physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in the critical care setting...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097305/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-a-review
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Olle Ljungqvist, Michael Scott, Kenneth C Fearon
Importance: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is a paradigm shift in perioperative care, resulting in substantial improvements in clinical outcomes and cost savings. Observations: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is a multimodal, multidisciplinary approach to the care of the surgical patient. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery process implementation involves a team consisting of surgeons, anesthetists, an ERAS coordinator (often a nurse or a physician assistant), and staff from units that care for the surgical patient...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095068/impact-of-telepharmacy-services-as-a-way-to-increase-access-to-asthma-care
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Wendy Brown, David Scott, Daniel Friesner, Tara Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that real-time, telepharmacy-based asthma educational services are feasible and support the efforts of local primary care prescribers to improve patient outcomes. METHODS: The lead investigator [a pharmacist, physician assistant and certified asthma educator] identified an independent community pharmacy with telehealth capabilities in a rural area with a high prevalence of asthma. Working with the pharmacy, an asthma education program was developed based on the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060549/characterization-of-spirituality-in-maternal-child-caregivers
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Katherine Coughlin, Amy Mackley, Rachel Kwadu, Vanessa Shanks, Wendy Sturtz, David Munson, Ursula Guillen
OBJECTIVE: To characterize spiritual beliefs and support provided by maternal-child staff at three academic hospitals. BACKGROUND: Parents in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) believe that addressing spirituality is important. The spiritual beliefs and the support provided by NICU staff are currently unknown. METHODS: This prospective study surveyed all maternal-child staff (NICU and Obstetrics): physicians, neonatal nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, respiratory therapists, and social workers...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051985/eye-care-productivity-and-access-in-the-veterans-affairs-health-care-system
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Mary G Lynch, April Maa, William Delaune, Joel Chasan, Glenn C Cockerham
OBJECTIVES: Eye care in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System is challenged with increasing demand and higher prevalence of patients with complex ocular conditions. Understanding factors that impact eye care productivity and access is necessary for appropriate allocation of resources. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of various eye clinic personnel on eye care provider productivity and patient access. METHODS: Utilizing data from the Veterans Health Administration National Data Warehouse, workload and level of staffing were analyzed...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041774/the-effects-of-expanded-nurse-practitioner-and-physician-assistant-scope-of-practice-on-the-cost-of-medicaid-patient-care
#10
Edward Joseph Timmons
The provision of health care to low-income Americans remains an ongoing policy challenge. In this paper, I examine how important changes to occupational licensing laws for nurse practitioners and physician assistants have affected cost and intensity of health care for Medicaid patients. The results suggest that allowing physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances is associated with a substantial (more than 11%) reduction in the dollar amount of outpatient claims per Medicaid recipient. I find little evidence that expanded scope of practice has affected proxies for care intensity such as total claims and total care days...
December 23, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033181/the-evolution-of-pas-in-the-canadian-armed-forces
#11
Jonathan Mertens, Marc Descoteaux
This study documents the growing role of the physician assistant (PA) in the Canadian Armed Forces. PAs have served as the backbone of the Royal Canadian Medical Services' frontline medical operations since 1984, on land, aboard ships and submarines, and domestically in garrison. Candidates begin as medical technicians and receive advanced training to become PAs at midcareer. The current rank of PAs as warrant officers is evolving and a commissioned status is under consideration.
January 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033172/evaluating-the-lifestyles-of-physicians-and-pas-in-orthopedics
#12
Katherine M Shannon, Daniel J Merenstein
OBJECTIVE: Limited current research is available comparing job satisfaction and lifestyles of physicians and physician assistants (PAs). Given the professional similarities and the upward trend in employment for both professions, this research is important in educating future professionals and employers. This study examined job contentment among orthopedic physicians and PAs. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was designed to assess career and lifestyle satisfaction...
January 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012426/perceived-safety-and-efficacy-of-neuromuscular-blockers-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-among-medical-intensive-care-unit-practitioners-a-multicenter-survey
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Heather Torbic, Seth R Bauer, Heather A Personett, Amy L Dzierba, Joanna L Stollings, Lindsay P Ryder, Craig E Daniels, Sean M Caples, Erin N Frazee
PURPOSE: Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) are frequently used in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The purpose of this survey is to describe providers' knowledge and perceived efficacy and safety of NMBAs in patients with ARDS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, multicenter survey of medical intensive care unit intensivists, fellows, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician's assistants (PAs), and pharmacists at 5 tertiary care centers between July 2012 and May 2013...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006091/cardiometabolic-assessment-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-medical-illnesses-during-an-inpatient-psychiatric-hospitalization-colocated-medical-care-versus-treatment-as-usual
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Jason R Tatreau, Suzanne Harris, Brian Sheitman, Beat D Steiner
Background: Reverse colocation care models reduce lifestyle risk factors, emergency department visits, and readmissions. Persons with serious mental illness have higher than average rates of cardiovascular disease-related morbidity and mortality, with second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) conferring added related risks. Little is written about reverse colocated medical care (RCL) in inpatient psychiatric settings. The objective of this study was to identify associations between screening, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic medical comorbidities and mode of medical care for patients discharged from 2 inpatient psychiatric units on SGAs...
December 22, 2016: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999526/cme-cne-article-a-framework-of-care-in-multiple-sclerosis-part-1-updated-disease-classification-and-disease-modifying-therapy-use-in-specific-circumstances
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Scott D Newsome, Philip J Aliotta, Jacquelyn Bainbridge, Susan E Bennett, Gary Cutter, Kaylan Fenton, Fred Lublin, Dorothy Northrop, David Rintell, Bryan D Walker, Megan Weigel, Kathleen Zackowski, David E Jones
: Activity Available Online: To access the article, post-test, and evaluation online, go to http://www.cmscscholar.org. TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for this activity is physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, and other health-care providers involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Apply new information about MS to a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for patients with MSIntegrate the team approach into long-term planning in order to optimize rehabilitation care of patients with MSAccreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC), Nurse Practitioner Alternatives (NPA), and Delaware Media Group...
November 2016: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998827/-ebola-kills-generations-qualitative-discussions-with-liberian-healthcare-providers
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Sue Anne Bell, Michelle L Munro-Kramer, Marisa C Eisenberg, Garfee Williams, Patricia Amarah, Jody R Lori
OBJECTIVE: the purpose of this study was to explore healthcare providers' perceptions and reactions to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic. DESIGN: a descriptive, qualitative study design was employed. Focus groups were conducted with Liberian healthcare providers who participated in care of patients with EVD. SETTING: the study was conducted in Bong County, Liberia (population: 333,000), which was severely affected, with over 650 reported cases and close to 200 deaths by the end of 2015...
December 9, 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992639/accuracy-of-ultrasound-guided-intra-articular-hip-injections-performed-in-the-orthopedic-clinic
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Todd P Balog, Blair B Rhodehouse, Eric K Turner, John M Slevin, Lisabeth A Bush, Jason A Grassbaugh, Bryant G Marchant
Intra-articular hip injections have proven clinical value for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Historically, these injections have been performed by radiologists using fluoroscopic guidance. This necessitates a radiology referral, delays the injection, and represents lost productivity for the orthopedist. Ultrasound-guided intra-articular hip injections have been described in the radiology literature with excellent accuracy. These injections were performed by radiologists. The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of ultrasound-guided hip injections performed in the orthopedic clinic by orthopedic surgeons and orthopedic physician assistants...
December 19, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984273/older-adults-falls-and-skin-integrity
#18
Catherine Cheung
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the assessment and management of risk factors for falls in older adults. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Outline the components of an evidence-based falls assessment and identify risk factors for falls...
January 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955985/quarterly-reporting-of-computed-tomography-ordering-history-reduces-the-use-of-imaging-in-an-emergency-department
#19
Richard Ehrlichman, Zachary Dezman, Joel Klein, Jean Jeudy, Daniel Lemkin
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is a useful and necessary part of many emergency department (ED) assessments. However, the costs of imaging and the health risks associated with radiation exposure have sparked national efforts to reduce CT ordering in EDs. STUDY OBJECTIVE: We analyzed CT ordering habits prior to and following implementation of a feedback tool at a community hospital. METHODS: In this intervention study, we identified the CT-ordering habits of physicians and mid-level care providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) at baseline and after implementation of a system that sent quarterly feedback reports comparing their ordering habits with those of their peers...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942002/the-impact-of-adding-a-physician-assistant-to-a-critical-care-outreach-team
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Hayley B Gershengorn, Yunchao Xu, Carri W Chan, Mor Armony, Michelle N Gong
RATIONALE: Hospitals are increasingly using critical care outreach teams (CCOTs) to respond to patients deteriorating outside intensive care units (ICUs). CCOT staffing is variable across hospitals and optimal team composition is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether adding a critical care medicine trained physician assistant (CCM-PA) to a critical care outreach team (CCOT) impacts clinical and process outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of two cohorts-one with a CCM-PA added to the CCOT (intervention hospital) and one with no staffing change (control hospital)-at two facilities in the same system...
2016: PloS One
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