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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125964/effect-of-admission-fascia-iliaca-compartment-blocks-on-post-operative-abbreviated-mental-test-scores-in-elderly-fractured-neck-of-femur-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Peter M Odor, Irina Chis Ster, Iain Wilkinson, Frederic Sage
BACKGROUND: Post-operative cognitive impairment is common in elderly patients following surgery for hip fracture, with undertreated pain being an important etiological factor. Non-opioid based analgesic techniques, such as nerve blocks, may help reduce the risk of cognitive complications. The aim of this study was to investigate whether receiving a fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) as part of a pre-operative analgesic regime increased the odds of high post-operative abbreviated mental test scores (AMTS) when compared with conventional analgesia without a nerve block...
January 5, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106610/-opt-out-and-access-to-anesthesia-care-for-elective-and-urgent-surgeries-among-u-s-medicare-beneficiaries
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Eric C Sun, Franklin Dexter, Thomas R Miller, Laurence C Baker
BACKGROUND: In 2001, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a rule allowing U.S. states to "opt out" of the regulations requiring physician supervision of nurse anesthetists in an effort to increase access to anesthesia care. Whether "opt out" has successfully achieved this goal remains unknown. METHODS: Using Medicare administrative claims data, we examined whether "opt out" reduced the distance traveled by patients, a common measure of access, for patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, total hip arthroplasty, cataract surgery, colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy, appendectomy, or hip fracture repair...
March 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098571/operating-room-anesthesia-subspecialization-is-not-associated-with-significantly-greater-quality-of-supervision-of-anesthesia-residents-and-nurse-anesthetists
#3
Franklin Dexter, Johannes Ledolter, Richard H Epstein, Bradley J Hindman
BACKGROUND: Supervision of anesthesia residents and nurse anesthetists is a major responsibility of faculty anesthesiologists. The quality of their supervision can be assessed quantitatively by the anesthesia residents and nurse anesthetists. Supervision scores are an independent measure of the contribution of the anesthesiologist to patient care. We evaluated the association between quality of supervision and level of specialization of anesthesiologists. METHODS: We used two 6-month periods, one with no feedback to anesthesiologists of the residents' and nurse anesthetists' evaluations, and the other with feedback...
November 2, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097305/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-a-review
#4
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/28091758/-deaths-from-propofol-abuse-survey-of-institutes-of-forensic-medicine-in-germany-austria-and-switzerland
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C Maier, J Iwunna, M Tsokos, F Mußhoff
Previous references suggesting a high mortality of propofol addiction in medical personnel were mostly based on surveys of the heads of medical departments or case reports; therefore, a questionnaire was sent to 48 forensic medicine departments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland concerning the number of autopsies carried out between 2002-2112 on medical personnel with the suspicion of abuse of propofol or other analgesics. The response rate was 67%. In 16 out of the 32 responding departments 39 deaths (27 males) were observed with previous connections to anesthesiology, intensive care or emergency departments of which 22 were physicians, 13 nurses, 2 other personnel and 2 were unknown...
January 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045884/a-study-of-interpersonal-conflict-among-operating-room-nurses
#6
Tsui-Fen Chang, Chung-Kuang Chen, Ming-Jia Chen
BACKGROUND: Team collaboration is an important factor that affects the performance of the operating room (OR). Therefore, the ability of OR nurses to adapt to and manage interpersonal conflict incidents properly is very important. PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate the interpersonal conflict management capabilities of OR nursing staffs and to find the relationships among the demographics of OR nurses and the following: work-related variables, interpersonal conflict management style, and target of interpersonal conflict...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034412/does-adoption-of-electronic-health-records-improve-organizational-performances-of-hospital-surgical-units-results-from-the-french-e-si-preps-sips-study
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Morgane Plantier, Nathalie Havet, Thierry Durand, Nicolas Caquot, Camille Amaz, Irène Philip, Pierre Biron, Lionel Perrier
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHR) are increasingly being adopted by healthcare systems worldwide. In France, the "Hôpital numérique 2012-2017" program was implemented as part of a strategic plan to modernize health information technology (HIT), including promotion of widespread EHR use. With significant upfront investment costs as well as ongoing operational expenses, it is important to assess this system in terms of its ability to result in improvements in hospital performances...
February 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009594/assessing-the-psychometric-properties-of-alternative-items-for-certification
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Mary Anne Krogh, Timothy Muckle
Alternative items were added as scored items to the National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists (NCE) in 2010. A common concern related to the new items has been their measurement attributes. This study was undertaken to evaluate the psychometric impact of adding these items to the examination. Candidates had a significantly higher ability estimate in alternative items than in multiple choice questions and 6.7 percent of test candidates performed significantly differently in alternative item formats...
2016: Journal of Applied Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001018/advanced-practice-registered-nurses-final-rule-with-comment-period
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations to permit full practice authority of three roles of VA advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) will not be included in VA's full practice authority under this final rule, but comment is requested on whether there are access issues or other unconsidered circumstances that might warrant their inclusion in a future rulemaking...
14, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935778/anesthesia-involvement-in-palliative-care
#10
Amanda C Faircloth
Palliative care teams require multidisciplinary support. While this is an emerging area in anesthesia practice, there are many avenues for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to share their unrivaled clinical knowledge. CRNAs may become involved with or consult on palliative sedation, medical management, interventional pain management, terminal wean/extubation, and organ donation. Additionally, CRNAs need to understand the unique needs of this patient population so that they can appropriately care for palliative care patients presenting to the operating room for palliative surgery...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935772/anesthetic-implications-of-obesity-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#11
Jennifer Greenwood
The incidence of morbid obesity has tripled within the past 25 years in developed countries, with the highest rate of growth noted among people with body mass index (BMI) greater than 50. The physiologic derangements that accompany obesity affect almost every organ system leading to a vast array of comorbid conditions including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This review focuses on the unique perioperative management considerations that the nurse anesthetist must address when caring for these patients as well as the impact of obesity and OSA on postoperative complications and mortality rates...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935771/preparing-anesthetists-to-manage-cannot-intubate-cannot-ventilate-situations
#12
Kenneth A Wofford
Cannot intubate/cannot ventilate (CICV) situations during anesthesia are rare, potentially catastrophic to the patient, and difficult to predict. Widely adopted practice guidelines advocate an algorithmic approach to CICV situations in which the anesthetist: (a) recognizes the CICV situation, (b) calls for help, (c) steadily progresses through a variety of methods to ventilate the patient and secure the airway, (d) restores ventilation via an infraglottic airway if the patient cannot be safely awakened prior to becoming moribund...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918405/certified-registered-nurse-anesthetist-perceptions-of-factors-impacting-patient-safety
#13
Susan P McMullan, Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, Maria R Shirey
Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide more than 40 million anesthetics each year in the United States. This article describes a study that investigates relationships among CRNA organizational structures (CRNA practice models, work setting, workload, level of education, work experience), CRNA ratings of patient safety culture, and CRNA adverse anesthesia-related event (ARE) reporting. This is a cross-sectional survey study of 336 CRNAs randomly selected from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists database...
January 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917532/do-women-have-a-choice-care-providers-and-decision-makers-perspectives-on-barriers-to-access-of-health-services-for-birth-after-a-previous-cesarean
#14
Sarah Munro, Jude Kornelsen, Kitty Corbett, Elizabeth Wilcox, Nick Bansback, Patricia Janssen
BACKGROUND: Repeat cesarean delivery is the single largest contributor to the escalating cesarean rate worldwide. Approximately 80 percent of women with a past cesarean are candidates for vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC), but in Canada less than one-third plan VBAC. Emerging evidence suggests that these trends may be due in part to nonclinical factors, including care provider practice patterns and delays in access to surgical and anesthesia services. This study sought to explore maternity care providers' and decision makers' attitudes toward and experiences with providing and planning services for women with a previous cesarean...
December 5, 2016: Birth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871514/cost-impact-of-unexpected-disposition-after-orthopedic-ambulatory-surgery-associated-with-category-of-anesthesia-provider
#15
Robert L Ohsfeldt, Thomas R Miller, John E Schneider, Cara M Scheibling
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To provide estimates of the costs and health outcomes implications of the excess risk of unexpected disposition for nurse anesthetist (NA) procedures. DESIGN: A projection model was used to apply estimates of costs and health outcomes associated with the excess risk of unexpected disposition for NAs reported in a recent study. SETTING: Ambulatory and inpatient surgery. PATIENTS: Base-case model parameters were based on estimates taken from peer-reviewed publications when available, or from other sources including data for all hospital stays in the United States in 2013 from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Web site...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730795/do-legal-issues-deserve-space-in-specialty-medical-journals
#16
Neeraj Nagpal
Physicians and Internists in India have tended to brush under the carpet legal issues affecting their profession. Of concern to all Physicians is the judgment in a recent case where the NCDRC has stated that if MD Medicine Physicians write Physician & Cardiologist on their letterhead it is Quackery. What is MD Medicine degree holder in India qualified and trained to treat ? These are issues which need debate and that can only be initiated once we recognize that there is a problem. Either an MD Medicine is a cardiologist or he is not...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716690/the-myocardial-protective-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-in-high-risk-patients-undergoing-aortic-vascular-surgery
#17
Rabie Soliman, Gomaa Zohry
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the effect of dexmedetomidine in high-risk patients undergoing aortic vascular surgery. DESIGN: A randomized prospective study. SETTING: Cairo University, Egypt. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 150 patients undergoing aortic vascular surgery. INTERVENTION: The patients were classified into two groups (n = 75). Group D: The patients received a loading dose of 1 μg/kg dexmedetomidine over 15 min before induction and maintained as an infusion of 0...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705982/the-impact-of-team-based-learning-tbl-on-physician-assistant-students-academic-performance-in-gross-anatomy
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Jonathan A Isbell, Valeria Makeeva, Kara Caruthers, William S Brooks
PURPOSE: Changes in medical education have prevented students from conducting full cadaveric dissections in gross anatomy. The efficacy of alternative educational methods is being explored to augment traditional dissection. METHODS: Team-based learning was integrated into the 2014 gross anatomy laboratory for physician assistants (PA) and nurse anesthetists. Deidentified data from the 2013 and 2014 courses were used to assess with t-tests the effect of this addition on student academic performance...
September 2016: Journal of Physician Assistant Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705012/how-patient-controlled-sedation-is-adopted-in-clinical-practice-of-sedation-for-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-a-prospective-study-of-1196-cases
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Jarno Jokelainen, Marianne Udd, Leena Kylänpää, Harri Mustonen, Jorma Halttunen, Outi Lindström, Reino Pöyhiä
OBJECTIVE: Patient-controlled sedation (PCS) has been shown to be a valid choice for sedation during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in randomized studies. However, large-scale studies are lacking. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single center, prospective observational study to determine how sedation for ERCP is administered in clinical setting. All 956 patients undergoing 1196 ERCPs in the endoscopy unit of Helsinki University Central Hospital 2012-2013, methods of sedation and adverse events associated with different sedations were recorded...
February 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687466/assessing-electronic-interruptions-experienced-by-an-anesthesiology-clinical-director
#20
Thomas E Schulte, Ellen K Roberts, Kristina Birch, Steven J Lisco
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the workflow interruptions on an anesthesiology clinical director (CD). By assessing the interruptions on the CD, we hypothesize that these frequent interruptions would prohibit the CD from medical direction of residents or certified nurse anesthetists in operating rooms. DESIGN: Cellular phone data were obtained from Verizon Wireless statements over 10 months, August 2012 through May 2013. These data were from a single cellular phone carried by the anesthesia CD and subsequent overnight anesthesiologist 24 hours a day...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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