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Scott Studeny, Lauren Burley, Kelsey Cowen, Melanie Akers, Kelly O'Neill, Susan L Flesher
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have emphasized the importance of effectual communication during patient handoffs. The objectives of this study were to (1) implement a resident-driven quality improvement project to improve handoffs by including key elements that are necessary for a safe and effective handoff. We chose to use the IPASS (illness severity, patient summary, action items, situation awareness and contingency planning, synthesis by receiver) mnemonic as our standardized handoff model; (2) Consider balancing measures in an effort to be aware of any negative effects of our interventions on resident satisfaction with the system...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893849/handoffs-what-s-good-for-residents-is-good-for-nurses%C3%A2-so-what-s-next
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EDITORIAL
Rebecca R Kitzmiller, Sim B Sitkin, Arpana R Vidyarthi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 11, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887445/usb1-controls-u6-snrnp-assembly-through-evolutionarily-divergent-cyclic-phosphodiesterase-activities
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Allison L Didychuk, Eric J Montemayor, Tucker J Carrocci, Andrew T DeLaitsch, Stefani E Lucarelli, William M Westler, David A Brow, Aaron A Hoskins, Samuel E Butcher
U6 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) biogenesis is essential for spliceosome assembly, but not well understood. Here, we report structures of the U6 RNA processing enzyme Usb1 from yeast and a substrate analog bound complex from humans. Unlike the human ortholog, we show that yeast Usb1 has cyclic phosphodiesterase activity that leaves a terminal 3' phosphate which prevents overprocessing. Usb1 processing of U6 RNA dramatically alters its affinity for cognate RNA-binding proteins. We reconstitute the post-transcriptional assembly of yeast U6 snRNP in vitro, which occurs through a complex series of handoffs involving 10 proteins (Lhp1, Prp24, Usb1 and Lsm2-8) and anti-cooperative interactions between Prp24 and Lhp1...
September 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882207/a-polymerase-with-potential-the-fe-s-cluster-in-human-dna-primase
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Marilyn E Holt, Lauren E Salay, Walter J Chazin
Replication of DNA in eukaryotes is primarily executed by the combined action of processive DNA polymerases δ and ɛ. These enzymes cannot initiate synthesis of new DNA without the presence of a primer on the template ssDNA. The primers on both the leading and lagging strands are generated by DNA polymerase α-primase (pol-prim). DNA primase is a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase that synthesizes the first ~10 nucleotides and then transfers the substrate to polymerase α to complete primer synthesis. The mechanisms governing the coordination and handoff between primase and polymerase α are largely unknown...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866583/supporting-handoff-in-asynchronous-collaborative-sensemaking-using-knowledge-transfer-graphs
#5
Jian Zhao, Michael Glueck, Petra Isenberg, Fanny Chevalier, Azam Khan
During asynchronous collaborative analysis, handoff of partial findings is challenging because externalizations produced by analysts may not adequately communicate their investigative process. To address this challenge, we developed techniques to automatically capture and help encode tacit aspects of the investigative process based on an analyst's interactions, and streamline explicit authoring of handoff annotations. We designed our techniques to mediate awareness of analysis coverage, support explicit communication of progress and uncertainty with annotation, and implicit communication through playback of investigation histories...
August 29, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863221/resident-workshop-standardizes-patient-handoff-and-improves-quality-confidence-and-knowledge
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Heidi J Murphy, Aryn C Karpinski, Amanda Messer, Julie Gallois, Michelle Mims, Ashley Farge, Lauren Hernandez, Michelle Steinhardt, Chelsey Sandlin
OBJECTIVES: Residency programs are required to instruct residents in handoff; however, a handoff curriculum endorsed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education does not exist. Although curricula are available, we preferred to use a curriculum that could be taught quickly, was easy to implement, and used a mnemonic that resembled current practices at our institution. We designed and implemented a novel handoff educational workshop intended to improve resident confidence and performance...
September 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851681/is-there-evidence-of-cost-benefits-of-electronic-medical-records-standards-or-interoperability-in-hospital-information-systems-overview-of-systematic-reviews
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Zilma Silveira Nogueira Reis, Thais Abreu Maia, Milena Soriano Marcolino, Francisco Becerra-Posada, David Novillo-Ortiz, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) interventions may improve the quality of care by providing timely, accessible information about one patient or an entire population. Electronic patient care information forms the nucleus of computerized health information systems. However, interoperability among systems depends on the adoption of information standards. Additionally, investing in technology systems requires cost-effectiveness studies to ensure the sustainability of processes for stakeholders...
August 29, 2017: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845555/nurse-practitioner-led-transitional-care-interventions-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Kathlyen Mora, Xiomara M Dorrejo, Kimberly Mae Carreon, Sadia Butt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronically ill patients 65 and above have an increased risk of preventable readmission within 30 days of discharge from the hospital. The Transitional Care Model (TCM) introduced by Naylor and colleagues was implemented to improve the transition between hospital and home while decreasing readmissions. This article examines whether nurse practitioner (NP)- led TCM interventions as compared to standard care decrease hospital readmission rates in older adults. METHODS: A literature review was conducted from June 2016 to March 2017 using Cochrane Library, PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL) PLUS, Joanna Briggs Institute, and ProQuest Central to seek out the highest level of evidence...
August 28, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843486/children-with-medical-complexity-a-web-based-multimedia-curriculum-assessing-pediatric-residents-across-north-america
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Neha H Shah, Priti Bhansali, Aisha Barber, Keri Toner, Michael Kahn, Meaghan MacLean, Micah Kadden, Jeffrey Sestokas, Dewesh Agrawal
PURPOSE: No standardized curricula exist for training residents in the special needs of children with medical complexity (CMC). We assessed resident satisfaction, knowledge and behavior after implementing a novel online curriculum composed of multimedia modules on care of CMC utilizing virtual simulation. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of residents across North America. A web-based curriculum of 6 self-paced, interactive, multimedia modules was developed...
August 23, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835189/understanding-nursing-handoffs-safety-scholarship-in-nursing
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Patricia S Groves, Kirstin Manges
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808863/warm-handoffs-a-novel-strategy-to-improve-end-of-rotation-care-transitions
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Harry S Saag, Jingjing Chen, Joshua L Denson, Simon Jones, Leora Horwitz, Patrick M Cocks
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized medical patients undergoing transition of care by house staff teams at the end of a ward rotation are associated with an increased risk of mortality, yet best practices surrounding this transition are lacking. AIM: To assess the impact of a warm handoff protocol for end-of-rotation care transitions. SETTING: A large, university-based internal medicine residency using three different training sites. PARTICIPANTS: PGY-2 and PGY-3 internal medicine residents...
August 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805404/mixed-methods-evaluation-of-a-collaborative-care-implementation-using-re-aim
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Bethany M Kwan, Sanjay Chadha, Mika K Hamer, David Spagnolo, Sheila Kee
INTRODUCTION: Application of the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance (RE-AIM) framework using mixed methods to evaluate a collaborative care practice implementation can inform the literature on real-world collaborative care experiences. METHOD: Two primary care practices serving Niagara Falls, NY, implemented collaborative care. Adults age 18 and over were screened at least annually for depression, anxiety, and alcohol use using the 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Disorder questionnaire (GAD-7), and the AUDIT alcohol consumption questionnaire (AUDIT-C)...
August 14, 2017: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792842/a-tool-for-assessing-the-quality-of-nursing-handovers-a-validation-study
#13
Paolo Ferrara, Stefano Terzoni, Salvatore Davì, Alberto Bisesti, Anne Destrebecq
AIM: Handover, in particular between two shifts, is a crucial aspect of nursing for patient safety, aimed at ensuring continuity of care. During this process, several factors can affect quality of care and cause errors. This study aimed to assess quality of handovers, by validating the Handoff CEX-Italian scale. METHOD: The scale was translated from English into Italian and the content validity index was calculated and internal consistency assessed. The scale was used in several units of the San Paolo Teaching Hospital in Milan, Italy...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777334/a-reliable-handoff-mechanism-for-mobile-industrial-wireless-sensor-networks
#14
Jian Ma, Dong Yang, Hongke Zhang, Mikael Gidlund
With the prevalence of low-power wireless devices in industrial applications, concerns about timeliness and reliability are bound to continue despite the best efforts of researchers to design Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks (IWSNs) to improve the performance of monitoring and control systems. As mobile devices have a major role to play in industrial production, IWSNs should support mobility. However, research on mobile IWSNs and practical tests have been limited due to the complicated resource scheduling and rescheduling compared with traditional wireless sensor networks...
August 4, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767467/innovative-approach-to-reconstruct-bedside-handoff-using-simple-rules-of-complexity-science-to-promote-partnership-with-patients
#15
Mary K Anthony, Janet Kloos, Patricia Beam, Kathleen Vidal
When nurses integrate patient expertise, nurse-to-nurse handoff becomes patient-centered (nurse and patient), and the weak link between quality and safety is mitigated. The existing paradigm for handoff is an ineffective measure to minimize errors. This article describes a reimagined bedside handoff-transitioning handoff from its prescriptive nurse-centered interaction to a patient-centered partnership using the principles of complex adaptive systems, simple rules, and partnerships that address the uniqueness of each patient and nurse interaction...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757402/brachytherapy-patient-safety-events-in-an-academic-radiation-medicine%C3%A2-program
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Shira Felder, Lyndon Morley, Elizabeth Ng, Kitty Chan, Heather Ballantyne, Anne Di Tomasso, Jette Borg, Jean-Pierre Bissonnette, Stephen Breen, John Waldron, Alexandra Rink, Michael Milosevic
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence and type of brachytherapy patient safety events over 10 years in an academic brachytherapy program. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Brachytherapy patient safety events reported between January 2007 and August 2016 were retrieved from the incident reporting system and reclassified using the recently developed National System for Incident Reporting in Radiation Treatment taxonomy. A multi-incident analysis was conducted to identify common themes and key learning points...
July 27, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754584/adolescent-to-adult-hiv-health-care-transition-from-the-perspective-of-adult-providers-in-the-united-states
#17
Amanda E Tanner, Morgan M Philbin, Alice Ma, Brittany D Chambers, Sharon Nichols, Sonia Lee, J Dennis Fortenberry
PURPOSE: The HIV Care Continuum highlights the need for HIV-infected youth to be tested, linked, and maintained in lifelong care. Care engagement is important for HIV-infected youth in order for them to stay healthy, maintain a low viral load, and reduce further transmission. One point of potential interruption in the care continuum is during health care transition from adolescent- to adult-centered HIV care. HIV-related health care transition research focuses mainly on youth and on adolescent clinic providers; missing is adult clinic providers' perspectives...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738985/intraoperative-handoffs-among-anesthesia-providers-increase-the-incidence-of-documentation-errors-for-controlled-drugs
#18
Richard H Epstein, Franklin Dexter, David M Gratch, David A Lubarsky
BACKGROUND: When electronic anesthesia records are compared to pharmacy transactions, discrepancies in total doses of controlled drugs are commonly found (≈16% of cases), potentially affecting patient safety and placing hospitals at risk for regulatory action. Errors (≈5%) persisted even with near real-time drug reconciliation feedback to providers. A study was conducted to test the hypothesis of greater risks of discrepancy for longer-duration cases and for intraoperative handoff involving a permanent handoff of care...
August 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738952/medication-errors-in-injured-patients
#19
Scott C Dolejs, Christopher F Janowak, Ben L Zarzaur
Trauma patients are vulnerable to medication error given multiple handoffs throughout the hospital. The purpose of this study was to assess trends in medication errors in trauma patients and the role these errors play in patient outcomes. Injured adults admitted from 2009 to 2015 to a Level I trauma center were included. Medication errors were determined based on a nurse-driven, validated, and prospectively maintained database. Multivariable logistic regression modeling was used to control for differences between groups...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737595/time-of-admission-to-the-picu-and-mortality
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Michael C McCrory, Michael C Spaeder, Emily W Gower, Thomas A Nakagawa, Sean L Simpson, Mary A Coleman, Peter E Morris
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate for any association between time of admission to the PICU and mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of admissions to PICUs in the Virtual Pediatric Systems (VPS, LLC, Los Angeles, CA) database from 2009 to 2014. SETTING: One hundred and twenty-nine PICUs in the United States. PATIENTS: Patients less than 18 years old admitted to participating PICUs; excluding those post cardiac bypass...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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