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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727521/ethical-guidance-for-disaster-response-specifically-around-crisis-standards-of-care-a-systematic-review
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Jonathon P Leider, Debra DeBruin, Nicole Reynolds, Angelica Koch, Judy Seaberg
BACKGROUND: Terrorism, disease outbreaks, and other natural disasters and mass casualty events have pushed health care and public health systems to identify and refine emergency preparedness protocols for disaster response. Ethical guidance, alongside legal and medical frameworks, are increasingly common components of disaster response plans. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the prevalence and content of ethical guidance offered for disaster response, specifically around crisis standards of care (CSCs)...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726342/social-workers-perceptions-of-barriers-to-interpersonal-therapy-implementation-for-treating-postpartum-depression-in-a-primary-care-setting-in-israel
#2
Rena Bina, Adi Barak, Barbara Posmontier, Saralee Glasser, Tali Cinamon
Research on evidence-based practice (EBP) implementation in social work often neglects to include evaluation of application barriers. This qualitative study examined social workers' perspectives of provider- and organisational-related barriers to implementing a brief eight-session interpersonal therapy (IPT) intervention, a time-limited EBP that addresses reducing depressive symptoms and improving interpersonal functioning. Implementation took place in a primary care setting in Israel and was aimed at treating women who have postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms...
July 20, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725844/teaching-about-better-family-clinician-partnerships-in-high-risk-pediatric-asthma-care
#3
Georgia Michalopoulou, Sherylyn Briller, Stephanie Myers-Schim, Kaitlin C Muklewicz, Kimberly Compton Katzer, Elizabeth Secord, Beverly Crider, Julia Wasiluk
Family-clinician partnership including communication, trust, respect, and power leveling is essential in pediatrics. Our case study illustrates elements supporting/hindering partnership in a high-risk urban pediatric asthma clinic. Data from observation of a 100-minute visit were qualitatively analyzed by applying codes to themes, using family-centered principles. Three key categories emerged from examining interactions and their sequencing: (1) partnership supported, (2) partnership missed, and (3) partnership hindered...
September 2016: Journal of patient experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717918/-syncope-falls-and-vertigo
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REVIEW
C Weingart, H-J Schneider, C C Sieber
Dizziness/vertigo, falls and syncope are among the most common reasons for seeking medical care. As clinical entities they share common pathogenetic and clinical features and differences. The diagnostic work-up can often be initiated in a general practitioner's or internist's practice and, if necessary, completed in an interdisciplinary emergency unit. Simple diagnostic tools can be used in an outpatient setting to obtain valuable diagnostic information. First and foremost, it is important to differentiate between prognostically favorable clinical events and potentially serious disease...
July 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716132/a-patient-safety-and-professional-perspective-on-non-conveyance-in-ambulance-care-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Remco H A Ebben, Lilian C M Vloet, Renate F Speijers, Nico W Tönjes, Jorik Loef, Thomas Pelgrim, Margreet Hoogeveen, Sivera A A Berben
BACKGROUND: This systematic review aimed to describe non-conveyance in ambulance care from patient-safety and ambulance professional perspectives. The review specifically focussed at describing (1) ambulance non-conveyance rates, (2) characteristics of non-conveyed patients, (3) follow-up care after non-conveyance, (4) existing guidelines or protocols, and (5) influencing factors during the non-conveyance decision making process. METHODS: We systematically searched MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, and reference lists of included articles, in June 2016...
July 17, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713217/the-burden-of-illness-related-to-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations-in-qu%C3%A3-bec-canada
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Tam Dang-Tan, Shiyuan Zhang, Ruben V Tavares, Melissa Stutz, Afisi S Ismaila, Julie Vaillancourt, Diane Corriveau, Richard H Stanford, Xiwu Lin, Gilbert A Nadeau, Alexander Simidchiev, Daria Parsons, John S Sampalis
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence in Canada has risen over time. COPD-related exacerbations contribute to the increased health care utilization (HCU) in this population. This study investigated the impact of exacerbations on COPD-related HCU. METHODS: This retrospective observational cohort study used patient data from the Québec provincial health insurance databases. Eligible patients with a new HCU claim with a diagnostic billing for COPD during 2001-2010 were followed until March 31, 2011...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709391/gp-training-practices-in-england-a-description-of-their-unique-features-based-on-national-data
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Charlotte Weston, Sanjiv Ahluwalia, Paul Bassett, Justin Lock, Stevo Durbaba, Mark Ashworth
Postgraduate general practitioner (GP) training structures have been reorganised with the formation of Health Education England (HEE). We aimed to broaden the findings of previous studies and identify key features of GP training practices. In particular, we wanted to extend previous findings regarding QOF achievement and patient experience derived from the General Practice Patient Survey (GPPS), with recent data on the use of urgent cancer referral pathways ('Two Week Wait', or '2WW,' referrals) and secondary care utilisation by GP training Practices...
July 14, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707258/-connecting-the-dots-a-qualitative-study-of-home-health-nurse-perspectives-on-coordinating-care-for-recently-discharged-patients
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Christine D Jones, Jacqueline Jones, Angela Richard, Kathryn Bowles, Dana Lahoff, Rebecca S Boxer, Frederick A Masoudi, Eric A Coleman, Heidi L Wald
BACKGROUND: In 2012, nearly one-third of adults 65 years or older with Medicare discharged to home after hospitalization were referred for home health care (HHC) services. Care coordination between the hospital and HHC is frequently inadequate and may contribute to medication errors and readmissions. Insights from HHC nurses could inform improvements to care coordination. OBJECTIVE: To describe HHC nurse perspectives about challenges and solutions to coordinating care for recently discharged patients...
July 13, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703259/-evaluation-of-referral-and-intervention-patterns-at-the-psychiatric-emergency-service-utrecht-2009-2015
#9
M H Hoek, A W Braam
Emergency psychiatric care in the Netherlands is provided mainly by community mental health services. Although these emergency services vary in their approach per region, they show many similarities: they tend to receive referrals from the same type of agencies and they practice similar techniques of crisis management.<br/> AIM: To identify some of the patterns that appear in the type of psychiatric problems encountered, the type of referral agencies involved and in the intervention strategies practiced by the psychiatric emergency service in Utrecht...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703051/advanced-practitioners-in-emergency-care-a-literature-review
#10
Kyle Williams
There has been an expansion of advanced practitioner roles, such as advanced clinical practitioners, in emergency departments (EDs) in recent years, with the assumption that they will positively affect the provision and quality of emergency care. This article presents a literature review which aimed to identify the evidence on the effects of advanced practitioners in emergency care. The search revealed only four papers, but these studies did identify a need for the role, and highlighted positive attitudes towards it and its potential to improve patient care...
July 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700152/-management-of-genitourinary-trauma
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Andry Perrin, Nuno Grilo, Jean-Yves Meuwly, Patrice Jichlinski, Massimo Valerio
Urogenital trauma often occurs in the context of polytrauma patients. In this article, aimed at primary care practitioners and emergency physicians, we summarise the epidemiology and aetiology of these traumas as well as their management. The goal is to allow primary healthcare professionals to become acquainted with diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in genitourinary trauma patients.
November 30, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697297/general-practitioner-follow-up-in-older-patients-after-an-emergency-department-admission
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Belinda Watson, Chun Wah Michael Tam, Belinda Pellizzon, Lucille Ban, Harry Doan
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated older patients with regards to general practice follow-up after an emergency department (ED) admission. We measured the proportion of older patients given explicit general practice follow-up instructions who sought care by day seven after an ED admission. METHODS: Patients discharged from Fairfield Hospital ED (south-western Sydney) who were 65 years and older were approached for a structured telephone interview. Data from the interview and patients' ED discharge summaries were analysed descriptively...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697289/bariatric-metabolic-surgery-a-guide-for-the-primary-care-physician
#13
Phong Ching Lee, John Dixon
BACKGROUND: Bariatric-metabolic surgery has emerged as an attractive option that offers significant and durable weight loss in the treatment of clinically severe obesity. Given the high prevalence of obesity, and growing numbers of bariatric-metabolic surgeries performed, primary care physicians increasingly encounter patients who have had, or are considering, bariatric-metabolic surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to provide guidance on common issues pertaining to bariatric-metabolic surgery that general practitioners (GPs) face, including patient selection, preoperative work-up, acute and long-term complications following the surgery, and long-term lifestyle and nutritional support...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697269/pediatric-cellulitis-a-red-hot-concern
#14
Andrew Shriner, Laurie Wilkie
Cellulitis and other skin and soft tissue infections are a common reason for children to seek care, both in the primary care setting and the emergency department. Cellulitis is a common skin and soft-tissue infection that is usually caused by streptococci bacteria or, less commonly, Staphylococcus aureus. Most children recover quickly from cellulitis, but a small subset will require hospitalization. Practitioners need to be skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of cellulitis, including recognition of the need for inpatient treatment...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697094/identifying-and-assisting-sexually-exploited-and-trafficked-patients-seeking-women-s-health-care-services
#15
Erin E Tracy, Wendy Macias-Konstantopoulos
It is estimated that 21 million people are trafficked worldwide, including 11.4 million women and girls. Approximately 4.5 million are forced to do sexual labor. The exact prevalence of human trafficking is difficult to ascertain, however, given the limitations of data collection in an illegal industry. Obstetrician-gynecologists should not only be aware of the widespread nature of human trafficking, but also have the tools to assess patients for trafficking and respond to victim identifications. Patients may present with signs of physical abuse, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and nonspecific somatic complaints...
July 7, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694038/e-learning-in-neurology-education-principles-opportunities-and-challenges-in-combating-neurophobia
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REVIEW
Suresh Kumar Chhetri
Neurophobia, the fear of clinical neurology, affects not only medical students but also non-career neurologists globally. This can have significant implications on patient care, especially given the increasing burden of chronic neurological disorders. The negative perception and lack of confidence amongst general practitioners and hospital physicians may lead to increased referrals to neurology, thereby increasing waiting times and inpatient stay. The onus, therefore, should be on improving training and stimulating interest in neurology...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693652/professional-caregivers-experiences-with-the-liverpool-care-pathway-in-dementia-an-ethnographic-study-in-a-dutch-nursing-home
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Natashe Lemos Dekker, Marjolein Gysels, Jenny T van der Steen
OBJECTIVE: There are few studies on how professional caregivers apply the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) in nursing home care for people with dementia. Further, despite critiques in the United Kingdom, the LCP continues to be used in the Netherlands, while, to the best of our knowledge, no studies have been conducted since its implementation. The purpose of the present study was to analyze professional caregivers' experiences with the LCP in this context. METHOD: This article draws on an ethnographic study...
July 11, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693520/strengthening-primary-health-care-teams-with-palliative-care-leaders-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Joan Llobera, Noemí Sansó, Amador Ruiz, Merce Llagostera, Estefania Serratusell, Carlos Serrano, María Luisa Martín Roselló, Enric Benito, Eusebio J Castaño, Alfonso Leiva
BACKGROUND: The objective of the Balearic Islands Palliative Care (PC) Program is to improve the quality of PC through a shared model consisting of primary health care professionals, home-based PC teams, and PC units in hospitals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patients with advanced cancer and other terminal diseases benefit from early identification and proactive PC. We will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention in which a PC leader is established in the primary health care center, and assess the effect of this intervention on the early identification of patients in need of PC, the efficient use of health care services, and direct health care costs...
July 10, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686366/-the-hand-review-of-the-main-pathologies-for-the-primary-care-physician
#19
Nadia Carità Cambon, Olivier Pasche, Laurent Wehrli
The general practitioner is often the first person to have to assess and treat a patient complaining about his hand, especially in areas far away from an emergency health center. The hand is the largest sensitive area of our cortex. It is the most used part of our body and is therefore prone to traumas, cuts, infections, tendinous inflammation and compressive nerve disorders. This article summarises the main pathologies a primary care physician has to deal with.
September 28, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684916/simulated-interprofessional-learning-activities-for-rural-health-care-services-perceptions-of-health-care-students
#20
Selina Taylor, Yaqoot Fatima, Navaratnam Lakshman, Helen Roberts
BACKGROUND: The literature on interprofessional learning (IPL) has limited empirical evidence on the impact of simulated IPL sessions in promoting collaborative health care services in rural settings. This study aims to explore health care students' perception of the relevance of simulated IPL for rural health care services. METHODS: Three focus group interviews were held with pre-registration medical, pharmacy, and allied health students (n=22). Students worked together to manage complex simulation scenarios in small interprofessional teams...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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