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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728199/-polypharmacy-solutions-for-enhanced-drug-safety
#1
Olaf Krause, Gesine Picksak, Ulrike Junius-Walker
Polypharmacy (≥ 5 drugs) is common among older people and may lead to falls, ADEs and delirium. Adherence is an important part in the medication management. Simple questions (i. e. for OTC, handling and omission of drugs) are effective. As most old people are treated by general practitioners (GP), they play a key role for drug safety and reducing polypharmacy. The involvement of pharmacists in analyzing one patient's drugs can enhance solutions for drug problems ("two-man rule"). An IT-based medication plan acts as an important communication tool for an enhanced team work between doctors, pharmacists and nursing care...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727993/how-do-nurse-practitioners-work-in-primary-health-care-settings-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Julian Grant, Lauren Lines, Philip Darbyshire, Yvonne Parry
OBJECTIVES: This scoping review explores the work of nurse practitioners in primary health care settings in developed countries and critiques their contribution to improved health outcomes. DESIGN: A scoping review design was employed and included development of a research question, identification of potentially relevant studies, selection of relevant studies, charting data, collating, summarising and reporting findings. An additional step was added to evaluate the methodological rigor of each study...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727593/understanding-moisture-associated-skin-damage-medical-adhesive-related-skin-injuries-and-skin-tears
#3
Karen Zulkowski
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on superficial skin issues related to moisture-associated skin damage, medical adhesive-related skin injury, and skin tears. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1...
August 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724020/the-home-care-teaching-and-learning-process-in-undergraduate-health-care-degree-courses
#4
Ana Paula Hermann, Maria Ribeiro Lacerda, Mariluci Alves Maftum, Elizabeth Bernardino, Ana Lúcia Schaefer Ferreira de Mello
Home care, one of the services provided by the health system, requires health practitioners who are capable of understanding its specificities. This study aimed to build a substantive theory that describes experiences of home care teaching and learning during undergraduate degree courses in nursing, pharmacy, medicine, nutrition, dentistry and occupational therapy. A qualitative analysis was performed using the grounded theory approach based on the results of 63 semistructured interviews conducted with final year students, professors who taught subjects related to home care, and recent graduates working with home care, all participants in the above courses...
July 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723479/infectious-complications-of-circumcision-and-their-prevention
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REVIEW
Itzhak Brook
CONTEXT: A growing body of evidence supports the health benefits of circumcision, but the occurrence of infectious complications is of concern. OBJECTIVE: To review literature presenting past data and studies of infectious complications of circumcision and their prevention. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A literature search was conducted of the Cochrane Library, Embase, Turning Research into Practice, PubMed, and Medline databases from their inception through June 25, 2015...
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722784/the-universal-collaborative-dynamic-model-of-specialist-and-advanced-nursing-and-midwifery-practice-a-way-forward
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Laserina O'Connor, Mary Casey, Rita Smith, Gerard Michael Fealy, Denise O' Brien, Denise O'Leary, Diarmuid Stokes, Martin S McNamara, Mary Ellen Glasgow, Andrew Cashin
BACKGROUND: There is a sizable body of empirical literature supporting the unique contributions of specialist and advanced practice roles to health care. However, there is very little international evidence to inform the integration of a future model for advanced or specialist practice in the Irish health care system. AIM: The aim of this study was to inform and guide the development of a future model of specialist and advanced nursing and midwifery practice. DESIGN: A qualitative study was conducted to initiate this important area of inquiry...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721777/standards-help-to-keep-nurses-and-patients-safe
#7
Matt Griffiths
The proposed withdrawal of the standards for medicines management is potentially detrimental to nurses and patients. Medicines legislation is extremely complicated. The standards help practitioners understand what is legal and what is illegal, as well as legislation on licenced, off-licence and unlicensed medicines and the impact this could have on them.
July 19, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721113/telehealth-and-ehealth-in-nurse-practitioner-training-current-perspectives
#8
REVIEW
Carolyn M Rutledge, Karen Kott, Patty A Schweickert, Rebecca Poston, Christianne Fowler, Tina S Haney
Telehealth is becoming a vital process for providing access to cost-effective quality care to patients at a distance. As such, it is important for nurse practitioners, often the primary providers for rural and disadvantaged populations, to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to utilize telehealth technologies in practice. In reviewing the literature, very little information was found on programs that addressed nurse practitioner training in telehealth. This article provides an overview of both the topics and the techniques that have been utilized for training nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students in the delivery of care utilizing telehealth...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720751/exploring-the-perspectives-of-clinical-professionals-and-support-staff-on-implementing-supported-self-management-for-asthma-in-uk-general-practice-an-imp-2-art-qualitative-study
#9
Susan Morrow, Luke Daines, Sharon Wiener-Ogilvie, Liz Steed, Lorna McKee, Ann-Louise Caress, Stephanie J C Taylor, Hilary Pinnock
Despite an overwhelming evidence base, supported self-management of asthma is poorly implemented into routine practice. Strategies for implementation must address organisational routines, as well as provide resources for patients and training to improve professionals' skills. We aimed to explore the priority that primary care practices attach to asthma self-management, to describe their existing asthma management routines, and to generate innovative implementation strategies. We recruited 33 participants (23 general practitioners; seven nurses; three administrative staff) from 14 general practices...
July 18, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720263/aiming-for-a-holistic-integrated-service-for-men-diagnosed-with-prostate-cancer-definitions-of-standards-and-skill-sets-for-nurses-and-allied-healthcare-professionals
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Alastair D Lamb, Sue Thompson, Netty Kinsella, Ingmar Gerbitz, Elaine Chapman, Lisa Putt, Sophie Bennett, Vineetha Thankappannair, Lisa Geoghegan, Naomi Wright, Alison Stirton-Croft, Penny Nixon, Andrew Styling, Diane Whitney, Lindsay Hodgson, Lisa Punt, Jenny Longmore, Mike Carter, Bill Petch, Yvonne Rimmer, Simon Russell, Luke Hughes-Davies, Danish Mazhar, Nimish C Shah, Vincent J Gananapragasam, Andrew Doble, Ola Bratt, Christof Kastner
PURPOSE: To establish a comprehensive set of recommendations for the service structure and skill set of nurses and allied healthcare professionals in prostate cancer care. METHODS: Using components of formal consensus methodology, a 30-member multidisciplinary panel produced 53 items for discussion relating to the provision of care for prostate cancer patients by specialist nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Items were developed by two rounds of email correspondence in which, first, items were generated and, second, items refined to form the basis of a consensus meeting which constituted the third round of review...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719482/teaching-incision-and-drainage-perceived-educational-value-of-abscess-models
#11
Cynthia M Adams, Lise E Nigrovic, Gavin Hayes, Peter H Weinstock, Joshua Nagler
OBJECTIVES: Incision and drainage (I&D) of skin abscesses is an important procedural skill for pediatric emergency medicine providers. Practical skills training using simulation provides an opportunity to learn and gain confidence with this invasive procedure. Our objective was to assess the perceived educational value of 2 versions of an abscess model as part of an educational workshop for teaching I&D. METHODS: A combined didactic and practical skills workshop was developed for use at 2 national conferences...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716108/esoteric-connective-tissue-therapy-for-chronic-low-back-pain-to-reduce-pain-and-improve-functionality-and-general-well-being-compared-with-physiotherapy-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#12
Christoph Schnelle, Steffen Messerschmidt, Eunice J Minford, Kate Greenaway-Twist, Maxine Szramka, Marianna Masiorski, Michelle Sheldrake, Mark Jones
BACKGROUND: Low back pain causes more global disability than any other condition. Once the acute pain becomes chronic, about two-thirds of sufferers will not fully recover after 1-2 years. There is a paucity of effective treatments for non-specific, chronic low back pain. It has been noted that low back pain is associated with changes in the connective tissue in the affected area, and a very low-impact treatment, Esoteric Connective Tissue Therapy (ECTT), has been developed to restore flexibility in connective tissue...
July 17, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714173/the-use-of-advanced-web-based-survey-design-in-delphi-research
#13
Christopher Helms, Anne Gardner, Elizabeth Mcinnes
AIM: A discussion of the application of metadata, paradata and embedded data in web-based survey research, using two completed Delphi surveys as examples. BACKGROUND: Metadata, paradata and embedded data use in web-based Delphi surveys has not been described in the literature. The rapid evolution and widespread use of online survey methods imply paper-based Delphi methods will likely become obsolete. Commercially-available web-based survey tools offer a convenient and affordable means of conducting Delphi research...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713443/e-healthcare-for-diabetes-mellitus-type-2-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-slovenia
#14
Rade Iljaž, Andrej Brodnik, Tatjana Zrimec, Iztok Cukjati
BACKGROUND: Telemonitoring and web-based interventions are increasingly used in primary-care practices in many countries for more effective management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). A new approach in treating patients with diabetes mellitus in family practices, based on ICT use and nurse practitioners, has been introduced and evaluated in this study. METHOD: Fifteen Slovene family practices enrolled 120 DM patients treated only with a diet regime and/or tablets into the study...
September 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711853/utilization-of-communities-of-practice-for-ongoing-learning-and-knowledge-dissemination-making-the-case-for-the-global-alliance-for-nursing-and-midwifery-ganm
#15
Ashley Gresh, Fernando Mena-Carrasco, Allison Rauh, Teresa Pfaff
With the growing connectivity among countries and healthcare practitioners, nurses and midwives in low resource settings are connecting digitally to access information through online platforms. Ninety eight percent of adults online report visiting a social network in the past month, and spend almost two hours per day engaged with social media. In an increasingly interconnected world, innovative strategies are needed to translate knowledge into practice. The Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM), part of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center (CC) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHSON) leverages its Knowledge Gateway to facilitate translating knowledge into practice in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
July 5, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711345/working-at-the-intersection-of-context-culture-and-technology-provider-perspectives-on-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-the-emergency-department-using-electronic-health-record-clinical-decision-support
#16
Phillip Chung, Jean Scandlyn, Peter S Dayan, Rakesh D Mistry
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) have not been fully developed for the emergency department (ED), in part the result of the barriers characteristic of this setting. Electronic health record-based clinical decision support (EHR CDS) represents a promising strategy to implement ASPs in the ED. We aimed to determine the cultural beliefs and structural barriers and facilitators to implementation of antimicrobial stewardship in the pediatric ED using EHR CDS. METHODS: Interviews and focus groups were conducted with hospital and ED leadership, attending ED physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and residents at a single health system in Colorado...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710208/primary-care-workforce-and-continuous-medical-education-in-china-lessons-to-learn-from-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
#17
William C W Wong, ShanZhu Zhu, Jason J Ong, MingHui Peng, Cindy L K Lam, Michael R Kidd, Martin Roland, SunFang Jiang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the education and training background of Chinese community health centres (CHCs) staff, continuous medical education (CME) and factors affecting participation in CME. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Community health centres (CHCs). PARTICIPANTS: All doctors and nurses working in selected CHCs (excluding those solely practising traditional Chinese Medicine). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: CME recorded by CHCs and self-reported CME participation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708340/-%C3%A2-doctor-i-would-like-to-stay-at-home-%C3%A2-about-the-partnership-between-a-specialized-palliative-home-care-team-and-general-practitioners
#18
Olivier Giet, Anne Vacanti-Robert, May Monney, Jocelyne Métrailler
During home care, general practitioners are faced with complex end-of-life situations. This leads to difficulties in taking care of the patient alone, and may require support from a multi-professional specialized palliative home care team. The palliative care teams follow these situations upon request from the GPs or home nurses, in order to provide help in encountered difficulties. The palliative care teams' activity is based on mentoring, anticipating possible future difficulties and managing crises. In order to have a real working partnership between the home palliative care teams and the GPs it is essential to have a mutual understanding of how each entity works and what kind of help they can provide...
February 1, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707827/cat-scratch-disease-u-s-clinicians-experience-and-knowledge
#19
C A Nelson, A R Moore, A E Perea, P S Mead
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonotic infection caused primarily by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. An estimated 12,000 outpatients and 500 inpatients are diagnosed with CSD annually, yet little is known regarding clinician experience with and treatment of CSD in the United States. Questions assessing clinical burden, treatment and prevention of CSD were posed to 3,011 primary care providers (family practitioners, internists, paediatricians and nurse practitioners) during 2014-2015 as part of the annual nationwide DocStyles survey...
July 14, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707258/-connecting-the-dots-a-qualitative-study-of-home-health-nurse-perspectives-on-coordinating-care-for-recently-discharged-patients
#20
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
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