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Nirupama Yechoor, Amir Adeli, Shaheryar Hafeez
INTRODUCTION: Although overall mortality of status epilepticus is high, baseline patient characteristics and co-morbidities may be helpful to predict outcomes and shape treatment decisions. Two previously published scoring systems exist to predict outcomes: the Status Epilepticus Severity Score (STESS) and the Epidemiology-based Mortality Score in Status Epilepticus (EMSE). However, a comparison of the two scores has not previously been completed in an American intensive care unit. We hypothesize that both scores will adequately predict the primary outcome of in-hospital death, but that the EMSE may more accurately predict functional outcomes, and significantly impact treatment decisions for both clinicians and families...
October 3, 2018: Epilepsy Research
Martha Y Kubik, Jayne A Fulkerson, John R Sirard, Ann Garwick, Judy Temple, Olga Gurvich, Jiwoo Lee, Bonnie Dudovitz
Rising levels of severe obesity among children, worsening disparities by race and ethnicity and reluctance of primary care clinicians' to provide obesity management to children are compelling reasons to consider alternatives to primary care management of childhood obesity. The Students Nurses and Parents Seeking Healthy Options Together (SNAPSHOT) trial will test the efficacy of an elementary school-based, school nurse-led, healthy weight management program to reduce excess weight gain among children, 8- to 12-years old with a body mass index (BMI) ≥75th percentile, by increasing healthy dietary practices and physical activity and decreasing sedentary behaviors...
October 17, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
Evelyn Obregon, Camilia R Martin, Ivan D Frantz Iii, Palak Patel, Vincent C Smith
OBJECTIVE: We compared the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit discharge preparedness of families with and without Limited English Proficiency (LEP). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective analysis of discharged families. Each family's discharge preparation was self-assessed on the day of discharge, and the discharging nurse assessed the family's overall emotional and technical discharge preparedness all on 9-point Likert scales. Families were considered not prepared for discharge if they rated themselves or the nurse rated their preparedness as <7 on the Likert scale...
October 19, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Rachel C Forcino, Renata West Yen, Maya Aboumrad, Paul J Barr, Danielle Schubbe, Glyn Elwyn, Marie-Anne Durand
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aim to compare shared decision-making (SDM) knowledge and attitudes between US-based physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians across surgical and family medicine specialties. SETTING: We administered a cross-sectional, web-based survey between 20 September 2017 and 1 November 2017. PARTICIPANTS: 272 US-based NPs, PA and physicians completed the survey. 250 physicians were sent a generic email invitation to participate, of whom 100 completed the survey...
October 18, 2018: BMJ Open
Wen-Qing Li, Eunyoung Cho, Shaowei Wu, Suyun Li, Natalie H Matthews, Abrar A Qureshi
Background Several host characteristics, including pigmentary traits (hair color, sunburn susceptibility and tanning ability), number of common nevi (moles), and family history of melanoma, have been associated with risk of melanoma. Methods We prospectively examined the associations between host characteristics and risk of incident melanoma by Breslow thickness (≤1mm, thin melanoma; or >1mm, "thicker melanoma") based on the Nurses' Health Study (NHS, n=86,380 women), NHS-II (n=104,100 women), and Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS, n=46,934 men)...
October 19, 2018: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
S Buyle-Bodin, A Amad, F Medjkane, S Bourion-Bedes, P Thomas, T Fovet
BACKGROUND: In France, on the first of January 2018, 772 underage persons were in jail or about 1.1 % of the incarcerated population. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders among those inmates is high. As a result psychiatric care (and particularly full-time hospitalization) is essential for this population. The unités hospitalières spécialement aménagées (UHSA) are full-time inpatient hospitalization units for inmates in France. Adults but also underage inmates can be admitted to UHSA for voluntary or involuntary hospitalization...
October 16, 2018: L'Encéphale
Kristien Scheepmans, Koen Milisen, Koen Vanbrabant, Louis Paquay, Hendrik Van Gansbeke, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé
BACKGROUND: Although there is evidence that use of restraints in home care is increasing, research into the factors associated with restraints in this setting is scarce. OBJECTIVE: To gain insight into the factors associated with restraints in older adults receiving home care. DESIGN: A secondary analysis of a cross-sectional survey about restraint use in home care. SETTINGS: Older adults receiving home care in Belgium...
August 23, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Rebekah Lindensmith
INTRODUCTION: During the postpartum period, women may have changes in their mental health and experience postpartum mood disorders. Postpartum depression (PPD) is an especially prevalent postpartum mood disorder, affecting 10% to 15% of new mothers. Although PPD has detrimental effects on women's health, it can also affect maternal-infant attachment, bonding, and interaction, which influence the maternal-infant relationship and can lead to poor outcomes for infants later in life. The purpose of this review is to identify effective strategies for improving the maternal-infant relationship for mothers with postpartum mood disorders...
November 2018: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
Julia Lukewich, Samantha Taylor, Marie-Eve Poitras, Ruth Martin-Misener
Family practice nurses (also known as primary care nurses) are registered nurses who practice in primary healthcare and function as generalists who provide a broad range of health services, including preventative screening, health education, chronic disease management, care coordination, and system navigation. This paper reports on the current state of family practice nursing in Canada and findings from an environmental scan of literature focused on family practice nursing competency development internationally...
June 2018: Nursing Leadership
Dipti Purbhoo, Anne Wojtak
As jurisdictions around the world transform their healthcare systems, the home and community care sector represents both a significant challenge and a critical opportunity for the future. One of the biggest challenges is that home and community care lags behind hospitals and primary care in most health systems in funding, policy, and infrastructure. At the same time, home and community care is an ideal foundation for a health system which is patient and family-centred and provides care options that are delivered closer to home...
June 2018: Nursing Leadership
Emily A Gadbois, Denise A Tyler, Renee Shield, John McHugh, Ulrika Winblad, Joan M Teno, Vincent Mor
OBJECTIVE: This research aimed to understand the experiences of patients transitioning from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) by eliciting views from patients and hospital and skilled nursing facility staff. DESIGN: We conducted semi-structured interviews with hospital and skilled nursing facility staff and skilled nursing facility patients and their family members in an attempt to understand transitions between hospital and SNF. These interviews focused on all aspects of the discharge planning and nursing facility placement processes including who is involved, how decisions are made, patients' experiences, hospital-SNF communication, and the presence of programs to improve the transition process...
October 18, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
Elsie Eunice Amoo Asiedu, Francis Annor, Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah, Kwasi Dartey-Baah
Aim: Juggling work and family responsibilities remains an important concern for both employees and organizations. This study aimed at examining work and family demands as predictors of work-family conflict and the relationship between work-family conflict and burnout among registered nurses in Ghana. Design: The study adopted a cross-sectional survey design. Methods: Data were collected from a sample of 134 registered nurses selected from five public hospitals in Accra through convenience sampling...
October 2018: Nursing Open
Mary G Boulton, Sally Beer
Aim: To provide a better understanding of the factors affecting recruitment and retention of clinical research nurses. Design: Qualitative exploratory design. Methods: An on-line questionnaire comprising open-ended and fixed-choice questions was completed by 121 clinical research nurses. Seven focus groups were held with a subgroup of 26 participants. Data were analysed using inductive thematic analysis. Results: Participants were attracted to a research nurse post by an interest in research itself, a desire for a change or to achieve personal objectives...
October 2018: Nursing Open
M Ortiz, J Masjuan, M I Egocheaga, A Martín, C Suarez, I Roldán, R Salgado, J J Mira, P Llamas
OBJECTIVE: To describe the milestones in the anticoagulant care process of atrial fibrillation patients (AF), as well as quality and safety indicators, in order to establish an integrated care process of these patients in the Community of Madrid. METHODS: A consensus conference technique was applied, with the participation of 21 professionals (seven in the Steering Group and 14 known experts), from the specialties of Emergency, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Haematology, Family Medicine, Nursing, and Quality...
May 2018: Journal of healthcare quality research
Maria Brenner, Miriam P O'Shea, Rebecca McHugh, Anne Clancy, Philip Larkin, Daniela Luzi, Fabrizio Pecoraro, Elena Montañana Olaso, Sapfo Lignou, Manna Alma, Rose-Marie Satherley, Oscar Tamburis, Austin Warters, Ingrid Wolfe, Carol Hilliard, Jay Berry, Denise Alexander, Michael Rigby, Mitch Blair
This Viewpoint presents and discusses the development of the first core principles and standards for effective, personalised care of children living with complex care needs in Europe. These principles and standards emerged from an analysis of data gathered on several areas, including the integration of care for the child at the acute-community interface, the referral-discharge interface, the social care interface, nursing preparedness for practice, and experiences of the child and family. The three main principles, underpinned by a child-centric approach, are access to care, co-creation of care, and effective integrated governance...
November 2018: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Yeliz Culha, Rengin Acaroglu
BACKGROUND: Students' gaining and adopting basic professional values, improving their emotional intelligence skills during the process of nursing education plays a significant role on meeting the needs of healthy/patient individual and his or her family, and individualized care practices. OBJECTIVES: This (descriptive, correlational) research was carried out to evaluate the nursing values, emotional intelligence levels, and individualized care perceptions of senior nursing students and to determine the relationship between them...
October 18, 2018: Nursing Ethics
Annelieke Damen, Dirk Labuschagne, Laura Fosler, Sean O'Mahony, Stacie Levine, George Fitchett
It is well accepted that attention to spiritual concerns is a core dimension of palliative care. It is similarly well accepted that chaplains are the spiritual care specialists who should address such concerns. However, what chaplains do when they provide care for patients and families is often poorly understood by their palliative care colleagues. Having a clear understanding of what chaplains do is important because it contributes to improved utilization of the spiritual care and other resources of the palliative care team and thereby to better care for patients and families...
October 18, 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
Yun Mi Lee, Ju-Eun Song, Chanhee Park, Youn-Jung Son
Patient-centered care (PCC) encourages active collaboration and effective communication among patients, their family caregivers, and health-care providers to achieve high-quality care. Despite its importance, there is no validated and reliable Korean instrument for assessing PCC among health-care providers yet. This study aimed to establish a Korean version of the PCC (K-PCC) Scale using international translation guidelines and systematically evaluating its psychometric properties. The participants in this study were 424 nurses with a mean age of 28...
October 18, 2018: Evaluation & the Health Professions
Catherine Haighton, Jess Kidd, Amy O'Donnell, Graeme Wilson, Karen McCabe, Jonathan Ling
BACKGROUND: Concurrent alcohol and medication use can result in significant problems especially in mid to later life. Alcohol is often used instead of medication for a number of health-related conditions. This novel qualitative study explored concurrent alcohol and medication use, as well as the use of alcohol for medicinal purposes, in a sample of individuals in mid to later life. METHODS: Twenty-four interviews (12 men/12 women, ages 51-90 years) and three focus groups (n = 27, 6 men/21 women, ages 50-95 years) from three branches of Age UK and two services for alcohol problems in North East England...
2018: PloS One
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November 2018: Nurse Educator
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