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Michael T Spooner, John E Alex, Joy A Greer, Donald R Delorey, Rebecca A Kiser, Carl Petersen, Travis Polk, Kim Gunzelman
Introduction: A standardized training curriculum designed for general medical officers (GMO) titled Simulation Training for Operational Medicine Providers (STOMP) was recently developed to educate and improve GMOs' procedural skills through directed feedback prior to assuming duties in an operational environment. This study aimed to determine the impact this novel curriculum had on GMOs'confidence levels in 21 core privileges covering eight different subspecialties while stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP)...
December 4, 2018: Military Medicine
Maria Alice Dias da Silva Lima, Ana Maria Müller de Magalhães, Nelly Donszelmann Oelke, Giselda Quintana Marques, Elisiane Lorenzini, Luciana Andressa Feil Weber, Iris Fan
OBJECTIVE: To identify and analyze available literature on care transition strategies in Latin American countries. METHODS: Integrative literature review that included studies indexed in PubMed, LILACS, Web of Science Core Collection, CINAHL, SCOPUS databases, and the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), published in Portuguese, Spanish or English, between 2010 and 2017. RESULTS: Eleven articles were selected and the strategies were grouped into components of care transition: discharge planning, advanced care planning, patient education and promotion of self-management, medication safety, complete communication of information, and outpatient follow-up...
November 29, 2018: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
Tamara C Valovich McLeod, Javier F Cardenas
CONTEXT: Schools that sponsor athletic programs have an obligation to provide a safe environment with appropriate policies for addressing emergencies. OBJECTIVE: To describe the emergency preparedness of secondary schools in Arizona specific to emergency action plans (EAPs), cardiac arrest, concussion, and heat illness. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Online survey. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Athletic directors from 143 Arizona secondary schools (response rate = 54%)...
December 5, 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
Wissam N Raad, Adil Ayub, Chyun-Yin Huang, Landon Guntman, Sadiq S Rehmani, Faiz Y Bhora
OBJECTIVE: Robotic-assisted surgery is increasingly being used in thoracic surgery. Currently, the Integrated Thoracic Surgery Residency Program lacks a standardized curriculum or requirement for training residents in robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. In most circumstances, because of the lack of formal residency training in robotic surgery, hospitals are requiring additional training, mentorship, and formal proctoring of cases before granting credentials to perform robotic-assisted surgery...
December 3, 2018: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Claire Hutchinson, Jennifer Tieman, Kim Devery
Background: The study aimed to determine the effectiveness of an action-orientated toolkit in supporting behaviour change in relation to quality end-of-life care in acute hospital settings. The toolkit was developed to complement a programme of online end-of-life care education. Methods: A toolkit was developed from an international review of peer-reviewed literature on end of life. Toolkits were distributed (n=428) to Australian healthcare professionals over a 4-week period...
2018: BMJ Open Quality
Asma Zaidan, Muhab Hindi, Ahmed Bishara, Samar Alolayan, Hassan Abduljabbar
Introduction: Episiotomy is an intended incision made through the perineal body to enlarge the vaginal orifice during the second stage of labor to ease the parturition. A cross sectional study in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, showed that 35% of the females in 2012 had an episiotomy, this slightly increased in 2015 to (36.4%). Given the increase rates of episiotomy and the significance of patients' awareness, there were very limited data on the awareness of episiotomy among women. Aim: Aim of this study is to estimate the extent of the awareness regarding the episiotomy procedure among women in Saudi Arabia...
October 2018: Materia Socio-medica
Abdulmajid Asiri, Sara AlBishi, Wedad AlMadani, Ashraf ElMetwally, Mowafa Househ
Introduction: Telemedicine describes a healthcare service where physicians communicate with patients remotely using telecommunication technologies. Telemedicine is being used to provide pre-/postoperative surgical consultation and monitoring as well as surgical education. Aim: Our purpose was to investigate the broad range of telemedicine technologies used in surgical care. Material and methods: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Science Direct were searched for available literature from inception to March 30, 2018 with no language restrictions...
October 2018: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Terence V McCann, Michael Savic, Nyssa Ferguson, Alison Cheetham, Katrina Witt, Kate Emond, Emma Bosley, Karen Smith, Louise Roberts, Dan I Lubman
OBJECTIVE: Continuing stigma towards mental health problems means that many individuals-especially men-will first present in crisis, with emergency services often the first point of call. Given this situation, the aims of this paper were to assess paramedics' ability to recognise, and their attitudes towards, males with clinically defined depression and psychosis with and without comorbid alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems. METHODS: A cross-sectional national online survey of 1230 paramedics throughout Australia...
December 4, 2018: BMJ Open
Katija Bonin, Merrylee McGuffin, Eli Lechtman, Aaron Cumal, Tamara Harth, Eirena Calabrese, Deb Feldman-Stewart, Julie Burnett, Janet Ellis, Lisa Di Prospero, Ewa Szumacher
INTRODUCTION: Radiation therapy (RT) after prostatectomy is an important curative treatment option for patients with prostate cancer. It can be delivered immediately after surgery as adjuvant treatment, or after biochemical PSA failure as salvage treatment. There is currently a lack of consensus regarding whether salvage RT in the event of biochemical failure or immediate adjuvant RT is the optimal postprostatectomy RT treatment. Although both types of postprostatectomy RT are generally well tolerated, patients may develop some toxicity that can impact their quality of life and the duration and frequency of treatments can be challenging for patients...
December 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Sherilyn Houle
PURPOSE: The use of patient cases to demonstrate the applicability of new knowledge to pharmacy practice is common; however, cases can be a challenge in first-year pharmacy courses as students have often not yet acquired sufficient knowledge in pharmacology, therapeutics, and pharmacy practice. In these situations, the use of analogy to link the educational content to a lived experience may be more effective. DESCRIPTION: This article presents my experience with applying an analogy from popular culture, specifically a game on a network late-night talk show, to a first-year pharmacy course on drug information...
November 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
Pratikshya Thapa, Ashish Thapa, Nabina Khadka, Ruchi Bhattarai, Samir Jha, Amit Khanal, Bibhusan Basnet
OBJECTIVE: Social media has provided an online environment for patients to discuss regarding their health and seek medical information. The primary aim of our study was to analyze the quality of information shared on YouTube regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). RESULTS: More than half of the videos, 91 (57.23%) had duration of fewer than 5 min. Only 8 (5.03%) videos were rated as highly useful whereas 61 (38.36%) videos were misleading. Interestingly, there was a significant higher (1203...
December 4, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Tobias Dombrowski, Christian Wrobel, Stefan Dazert, Stefan Volkenstein
BACKGROUND: Curriculum design and specific topic selection for on-site practical courses in clinical disciplines with limited teaching time is challenging. An electronic learning supported curriculum based on the flipped classroom principle has a high potential to effectively gain knowledge and education along with improving practical experience. Here, we demonstrate the introduction of a flipped classroom curriculum for practical courses in Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) in real world practice to improve the on-site time management and students' experience...
December 4, 2018: BMC Medical Education
Fenneke L M Verberg, Petra Helmond, Geertjan Overbeek
BACKGROUND: Adolescents with intellectual disabilities have an increased risk of developing academic, social, and psychological problems compared with non-disabled peers. These difficulties might have an impact on the implicit theories-or so called mindset-of these youth. Youth with a fixed mindset believe that their attributes are static while youth with a growth mindset believe their attributes are malleable. A growth mindset can positively affect the academic and psychosocial development of youth and can be stimulated by so called 'mindset interventions'...
December 4, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
Michelle Gruttadauria, Colin Dunn, Juan Lin, Joshua R Kaminetsky, Kayla Applebaum, Daniella Portal, Omar Mohammed, Juan Rocca, Stuart Greenstein
INTRODUCTION: Prior to transplantation, the transplant team is responsible for transplant education and posttransplant expectations. The majority of outcomes research focuses on 1- and 3-year graft survival, with a lack of literature focused upon whether patients have a realistic understanding of how many years deceased donor kidneys can be expected to function after transplant. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether potential kidney transplant patients' expectations for how long a deceased donor kidney will function after transplantation differs from transplant surgeons, using quantitative analysis...
December 4, 2018: Progress in Transplantation
Marjorie A Bowman, Kaitlyn Steffensmeier, Marisa Smith, Adrienne Stolfi
OBJECTIVES: Advance care planning (ACP) involvement could be substantially different by physician specialty or sex group, with implications for training and methods to increase ACP activities. The objective of this article is to compare primary care physicians (PCPs) and other specialty physicians and female compared with male physicians' views and interactions surrounding ACP. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of an online anonymous survey distributed through a survey link to healthcare providers in hospital, ambulatory, and hospice settings in the greater Dayton, Ohio area in preparation for a community-wide advance care planning multitiered intervention...
December 2018: Southern Medical Journal
Susan Gordon Williams, Ryon McDermott, Sharon Fruh, Rebecca Graves, Heather Hall, Theresa Wright, Debra Swanzy, Christen Carter
BACKGROUND: Nursing school, clinical, and academic life challenges most students' satisfaction with daily life. This study sought to examine associations between undergraduate nursing students' satisfaction with daily life and body mass index (BMI), self-weight perception, and intake of 18 commonly consumed food and beverages over the past 30 days. METHOD: A cross-sectional, correlational, online study facilitated data collection from 215 nursing students. RESULTS: One unit increase in satisfaction with daily life predicted a modest 36% decrease in the odds of being overweight/obese...
December 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Education
Mahmoud S Alhaddad
This study aimed to measure the use of social media applications for health information among residents in Saudi Arabia. A cross sectional study was adopted in this study between 20th of September to 1st of December 2017. A pre-validated questionnaire was either distributed through face to face to respondents in public areas or through online survey which was posted to main social media groups in Saudi Arabia. All data was analyzed through using SPSS version 22.0. All p-values of less than 0.05 were considered significant...
December 2018: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
Eamon Costello, Jane C Holland, Colette Kirwan
OBJECTIVE: There is a dearth of research into the quality of assessments based on Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) items in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This dataset was generated to determine whether MCQ item writing flaws existed in a selection of MOOC assessments, and to evaluate their prevalence if so. Hence, researchers reviewed MCQs from a sample of MOOCs, using an evaluation protocol derived from the medical health education literature, which has an extensive evidence-base with regard to writing quality MCQ items...
December 3, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Dani M Moffit, Robin Lindbeck
Technology education in higher education and the health care professions is found throughout the literature. Athletic training education (ATE) should mirror that of other health care professions. The purpose of this study was exploratory in nature to determine a) how ATE faculty are integrating technology into their classrooms, b) which they find to be most effective and why, and c) which technologies they hope to use in the future. A 16-item online survey regarding technology use in their ATE classrooms was sent to professional and post-professional degree CAATE-accredited programs soliciting participants from ATE educators...
2018: Journal of Allied Health
Nancy A Warren, Harriette L Spiegel
Registered nurses are choosing to further their educational careers by seeking a bachelor's of science degree online (RN-to-BSN). The impetus for choosing the online delivery method is related to the ability to sign into a Learning Management System during times that are advantageous to their hospital work schedules, family, and daily living activities. The RN-to-BSN online option degree requires a Critical Care/Advanced Health Care Course as part of their curriculum plan; therefore, the article presents an overall view of the critical care course, the theoretical underpinnings for progression to the online delivery method, and examples of a module required by the critical care course...
January 2019: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
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