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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811394/overview-and-current-management-of-computerized-adaptive-testing-in-licensing-certification-examinations
#1
Dong Gi Seo
Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) has been implemented in the high stakes examinations such as National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in the United States since 1994. After that, The National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) in the United States adopted a CAT to certify an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 2007. It aimed at introducing CAT for the implementation in the medical health licensing examinations. Most CATs are based on the item response theory (IRT) which hypothesizes that both examinee and item has own characteristics that does not change...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807081/emergency-medical-technician-education-in-saudi-arabia-history-and-challenges
#2
Yassar Alamri
Alamri Y . Emergency medical technician education in Saudi Arabia: history and challenges.
August 15, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796429/comparison-of-time-to-obtain-intraosseous-versus-jugular-venous-catheterization-on-canine-cadavers
#3
Alison R Allukian, Amanda L Abelson, Jonathan Babyak, Elizabeth A Rozanski
OBJECTIVE: To compare the time required and the success rate of personnel with 4 different levels of experience to place a humeral intraosseous (IO) catheter versus a jugular venous catheter (IV) in cadaver dogs. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Veterinary university teaching hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Canine cadavers from recently euthanized dogs were obtained from the cadaver donation program between May and December 2014...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789737/reflections-on-a-simulation-that-became-very-real
#4
Joanne Dunn
As a newly appointed clinical skills technician, my understanding of the merits of simulation as a learning tool was limited. When given the opportunity to participate in a simulation created for final year nursing students, I was surprised by the intensity and realism of the experience. This reflective piece describes my perspective as a nonclinician, viewing students perform in a simulated emergency simulation. I describe the impact this had on me personally and the appreciation I now have for nursing students and the importance of my role in supporting their learning...
August 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782875/comparison-of-trauma-care-systems-in-asian-countries-a-systematic-literature-review
#5
Se Jin Choi, Moon Young Oh, Na Rae Kim, Yoo Joong Jung, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to compare the trauma care systems in Asian countries. METHODS: Asian countries were categorised into three groups; 'lower middle-income country', 'upper middle-income country' and 'high-income country'. The Medline/PubMed database was searched for articles published from January 2005 to December 2014 using relevant key words. Articles were excluded if they examined a specific injury mechanism, referred to a specific age group, and/or did not have full text available...
August 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771646/assessing-disaster-preparedness-among-select-children-s-summer-camps-in-the-united-states-and-canada
#6
Megan Chang, Alan Sielaff, Stuart Bradin, Kevin Walker, Michael Ambrose, Andrew Hashikawa
OBJECTIVE: Children's summer camps are at risk for multiple pediatric casualties during a disaster. The degree to which summer camps have instituted disaster preparedness is unknown. We assessed disaster preparedness among selected camps nationally for a range of disasters. METHODS: We partnered with a national, web-based electronic health records system to send camp leadership of 315 camp organizations a 14-question online survey of disaster preparedness. One response from each camp was selected in the following order of importance: owner, director, physician, nurse, medical technician, office staff, and other...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762894/how-patients-navigate-the-diagnostic-ecosystem-in-a-fragmented-health-system-a-qualitative-study-from-india
#7
Vijayashree Yellapa, Narayanan Devadasan, Anja Krumeich, Nitika Pant Pai, Caroline Vadnais, Madhukar Pai, Nora Engel
BACKGROUND: Depending on a country's diagnostic infrastructure, patients and providers play different roles in ensuring that correct and timely diagnosis is made. However, little is known about the work done by patients in accessing diagnostic services and completing the 'test and treat' loop. OBJECTIVE: To address this knowledge gap, we traced the diagnostic journeys of patients with tuberculosis, diabetes, hypertension and typhoid, and examined the work they had to do to arrive at a diagnosis...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746228/randomized-noninferiority-study-between-video-versus-hand-ultrasound-with-wet-foam-dressing-materials-to-simulate-b-lines-in-lung-ultrasound-a-consort-compliant-article
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Eun Jung Park, Young Tak Yoon, Chong Kun Hong, Young Rock Ha, Jung Hwan Ahn
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the efficacy of a teaching method using simulated B-lines of hand ultrasound with a wet foam dressing material. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, noninferiority study was conducted on emergency medical technician students without any relevant training in ultrasound. Following a lecture including simulated (SG) or real video clips (RG) of B-lines, a posttest was conducted and a retention test was performed after 2 months. The test consisted of questions about B-lines in 40 randomly mixed video clips (20 simulated and 20 real videos) with 4 answer scores (R-1 [the correct answer score for the real video clips] vs S-1 [the correct answer score for the simulated video clips] in the posttest, R-2 [the correct answer score for the real video clips] vs S-2 [the correct answer score for the simulated video clips] in the retention test)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744454/staff-perspectives-on-a-tablet-based-intervention-to-increase-hiv-testing-in-a-high-volume-urban-emergency-department
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Ian David Aronson, Honoria Guarino, Alexander S Bennett, Lisa A Marsch, Marya Gwadz, Charles M Cleland, Laura Damschroder, Theodore C Bania
Emergency departments (EDs) frequently serve people who have limited, if any, additional interactions with health care, yet many ED patients are not offered HIV testing, and those who are frequently decline. ED staff (n = 13) at a high volume urban ED (technicians, nurses, physicians, and administrators) were interviewed to elicit their perspectives on the feasibility and acceptability of a tablet-based intervention designed to increase HIV test rates among patients who initially decline testing. Content-based thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews indicated overall support for interventions to increase HIV testing, but a lack of available staff resources emerged as a potential barrier to widespread implementation...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728804/pharmacy-technician-self-efficacies-insight-to-aid-future-education-staff-development-and-workforce-planning
#10
Shane P Desselle, Ryan Hoh, Erin R Holmes, Amanpreet Gill, Lemuel Zamora
BACKGROUND: The roles of pharmacy technicians are increasingly prominent given pharmacy's transition to patient-centered activities and evolving scopes of practice in many U.S. states and throughout the world. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess U.S. pharmacy technicians' self-efficacies for and attitudes toward performing current and emerging roles in hospital and in community pharmacy and to identify factors related to pharmacy technician self-efficacies in these roles...
July 15, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680866/the-effect-of-start-triage-education-on-knowledge-and-practice-of-emergency-medical-technicians-in-disasters
#11
Mahboub Pouraghaei, Jaafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Payman Moharamzadeh, Rozbeh Rajaei Ghafori, Farzad Rahmani, Baharak Najafi Mirfakhraei
Introduction: Pre-hospital triage is one of the most fundamental concepts in emergency management. Limited human resource changes triage to an inevitable solution in the management of disasters. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of education of simple triage and rapid treatment (START) in the knowledge and practice of Emergency Medical Service (EMS) employees of Eastern Azerbaijan. Methods: This is a pre-and post-intervention study conducted on two hundred and five (205) of employees of EMS sector, in the disaster and emergency management center of Eastern Azerbaijan Province, 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657809/medical-oversight-educational-core-content-and-proposed-scopes-of-practice-of-wilderness-ems-providers-a-joint-project-developed-by-wilderness-ems-educators-medical-directors-and-regulators-using-a-delphi-approach
#12
Michael G Millin, David E Johnson, Tod Schimelpfenig, Keith Conover, Matthew Sholl, Jonnathan Busko, Rachael Alter, Will Smith, Jennifer Symonds, Peter Taillac, Seth C Hawkins
INTRODUCTION: A disparity exists between the skills needed to manage patients in wilderness EMS environments and the scopes of practice that are traditionally approved by state EMS regulators. In response, the National Association of EMS Physicians Wilderness EMS Committee led a project to define the educational core content supporting scopes of practice of wilderness EMS providers and the conditions when wilderness EMS providers should be required to have medical oversight. METHODS: Using a Delphi process, a group of experts in wilderness EMS, representing educators, medical directors, and regulators, developed model educational core content...
June 28, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649115/producing-skills-for-an-empire-theory-and-practice-in-the-seville-school-of-gunners-during-the-golden-age-of-the-carrera-de-indias
#13
Brice Cossart
Through the case study of the school of gunners created in Seville in 1576, this article aims to shed light on the emergence of teaching practices which were not only essential to the development of seaborne empires but also allow us to question the relationship between technology and science in the late Renaissance. The Seville school of gunners was established by the Spanish monarchy in the last quarter of the sixteenth century with the purpose of providing the Carrera de Indias-the transatlantic fleets-with technicians capable of using cannons...
2017: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633405/addressing-the-key-communication-barriers-between-microbiology-laboratories-and-clinical-units-a-qualitative-study
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Brita Skodvin, Karina Aase, Anita Løvås Brekken, Esmita Charani, Paul Christoffer Lindemann, Ingrid Smith
Background: Many countries are on the brink of establishing antibiotic stewardship programmes in hospitals nationwide. In a previous study we found that communication between microbiology laboratories and clinical units is a barrier to implementing efficient antibiotic stewardship programmes in Norway. We have now addressed the key communication barriers between microbiology laboratories and clinical units from a laboratory point of view. Methods: Qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 employees (managers, doctors and technicians) from six diverse Norwegian microbiological laboratories, representing all four regional health authorities...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622155/triad-ix-can-a-patient-testimonial-safely-help-ensure-prehospital-appropriate-critical-versus-end-of-life-care
#15
Ferdinando Mirarchi, Christopher Cammarata, Timothy E Cooney, Kristin Juhasz, Stanley A Terman
OBJECTIVE: The present study sought to assess the clarity of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) or Living Will (LW) documents alone or in combination with a video message/testimonial (VM). METHODS: Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to survey questions about the meaning of stand-alone POLST and LW documents and those used in conjunction with emergent care scenarios. Personnel were randomized to receive documents only or documents with VM...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601629/nasogastric-tube-placement-with-video-guided-laryngoscope-a-manikin-simulator-study
#16
Xiao-Lun Lee, Li-Chun Yeh, Yau-Dung Jin, Chun-Chih Chen, Ming-Ho Lee, Ping-Wun Huang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate video-guided laryngoscopy for nasogastric tube placement. METHODS: This was an observational comparative study performed in a hospital. The participants included volunteers from the medical staff (physicians and nurses) experienced with nasogastric intubation, and non-medical staff (medical students, pharmacists and emergent medical technicians) with knowledge of nasogastric intubation but lacking procedural experience...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599052/tccc-updates-two-decades-of-saving-lives-on-the-battlefield-tactical-combat-casualty-care-turns-20
#17
Frank K Butler
BACKGROUND: Twenty years ago, the original Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) article was published in this journal. Since TCCC is essentially a set of bestpractice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield, the presence of a journal with a specific focus on military medicine was a profound benefit to the initial presentation of TCCC to the US Military. METHODS: In the two ensuing decades, which included the longest continuous period of armed conflict in our nation's history, TCCC steadily evolved as the prehospital trauma care evidence base was augmented and as feedback from user medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen was obtained...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557517/economic-value-of-pharmacist-led-medication-reconciliation-for-reducing-medication-errors-after-hospital-discharge
#18
Mehdi Najafzadeh, Jeffrey L Schnipper, William H Shrank, Steven Kymes, Troyen A Brennan, Niteesh K Choudhry
OBJECTIVES: Medication discrepancies at the time of hospital discharge are common and can harm patients. Medication reconciliation by pharmacists has been shown to prevent such discrepancies and the adverse drug events (ADEs) that can result from them. Our objective was to estimate the economic value of nontargeted and targeted medication reconciliation conducted by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at hospital discharge versus usual care. STUDY DESIGN: Discrete-event simulation model...
October 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553640/resource-estimations-in-contingency-planning-for-foot-and-mouth-disease
#19
Anette Boklund, Sten Mortensen, Maren H Johansen, Tariq Halasa
Preparedness planning for a veterinary crisis is important to be fast and effective in the eradication of disease. For countries with a large export of animals and animal products, each extra day in an epidemic will cost millions of Euros due to the closure of export markets. This is important for the Danish husbandry industry, especially the swine industry, which had an export of €4.4 billion in 2012. The purposes of this project were to (1) develop an iterative tool with the aim of estimating the resources needed during an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Denmark, (2) identify areas, which can delay the control of the disease...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547840/performance-of-norwegian-civilian-emts-and-army-medics-in-penetrating-trauma-a-controlled-simulation-based-assessment
#20
S W Blix, J Melau, I Lund-Kordahl
BACKGROUND: Penetrating trauma kills rapidly. Thorough and efficient examination and aggressive hemorrhage control is important to save lives. The aim of this study was to assess the skills of civilian Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in bleeding examination and control compared to Army Medics. Our hypothesis was that civilian pre-hospital systems perform at a lower level compared to an expert group, and did not have sufficient focus on education and training in examination and treatment of penetrating injuries...
August 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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