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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049256/learning-from-clinical-experience-with-necrotizing-fasciitis-treatment-and-management
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Yukun Liu, Ke Guo, Jiaming Sun
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about necrotizing fasciitis (NF), how to recognize it, and evidence-based treatment. 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 completing this continuing education activity, you should be able to: ABSTRACT: Necrotizing fasciitis is a threatening, rapidly progressive, infectious disease of the soft tissue...
November 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048753/medication-errors-at-hospital-admission-and-discharge-in-type-1-and-2-diabetes
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C Breuker, V Macioce, T Mura, Y Audurier, C Boegner, A Jalabert, M Villiet, A Castet-Nicolas, A Avignon, A Sultan
AIMS: To assess the prevalence and characteristics of medication errors at hospital admission and discharge in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and identify potential risk factors for these errors. METHODS: This prospective observational study included all people with Type 1 (n = 163) and Type 2 diabetes (n = 508) admitted to the Diabetology-Department of the University Hospital of Montpellier, France, between 2013 and 2015. Pharmacists conducted medication reconciliation within 24 h of admission and at hospital discharge...
October 19, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047331/-i-can-t-bend-it-and-it-hurts-like-mad-direct-observation-of-gout-consultations-in-routine-primary-health-care
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Anthony Dowell, Caroline Morris, Lindsay Macdonald, Maria Stubbe
BACKGROUND: Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis and is associated with considerable co-morbidity. It is usually managed in the primary care setting with a combination of lifestyle modification and pharmacological therapy. This study describes patterns of communication about gout observed in interactions between patients and primary care practitioners during routine consultations. METHODS: Secondary analysis of video-recordings of individual healthcare consultations between patients and a range of primary care practitioners (including general practitioners, practice nurses, podiatrists and dietitians) from an archived database...
October 18, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047322/trends-in-primary-care-provision-to-medicare-beneficiaries-by-physicians-nurse-practitioners-or-physician-assistants-2008-2014
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Ying Xue, James S Goodwin, Deepak Adhikari, Mukaila A Raji, Yong-Fang Kuo
OBJECTIVES: To document the temporal trends in alternative primary care models in which physicians, nurse practitioners (NPs), or physician assistants (PAs) engaged in care provision to the elderly, and examine the role of these models in serving elders with multiple chronic conditions and those residing in rural and health professional shortage areas (HPSAs). DESIGN: Serial cross-sectional analysis of Medicare claims data for years 2008, 2011, and 2014. SETTING: Primary care outpatient setting...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045622/international-exchanges-in-primary-care-learning-from-thy-neighbour
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Bernadeta Bridgwood, John Park, Claire Hawcroft, Natasha Kay, Eugene Tang
This systematic review describes how international exchange programmes in primary care have been received and evaluated. Electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, EBM reviews, CAB abstracts and PubMED) were searched to identify articles where the main focus of the study was exchanges undertaken in primary care/family medicine until March 2016. Articles were included if they (i) discussed participant exchanges in primary care; (ii) presented associated outcome data-this included (a) individual/group experience of exchange; (b) mechanism of exchange and (c) observations during the exchange...
October 14, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045609/stakeholder-perspectives-on-the-optimizing-patient-transfers-impacting-medical-quality-and-improving-symptoms-transforming-institutional-care-optimistic-project
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Mary Ersek, Susan E Hickman, Anne C Thomas, Brittany Bernard, Kathleen T Unroe, Suzanne Meeks
Background and Objectives: The need to reduce burdensome and costly hospitalizations of frail nursing home residents is well documented. The Optimizing Patient Transfers, Impacting Medical Quality, and Improving Symptoms: Transforming Institutional Care (OPTIMISTIC) project achieved this reduction through a multicomponent collaborative care model. We conducted an implementation-focused project evaluation to describe stakeholders' perspectives on (a) the most and least effective components of the intervention; (b) barriers to implementation; and (c) program features that promoted its adoption...
October 17, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042758/prescribing-of-psychotropic-medication-for-nursing-home-residents-with-dementia-a-general-practitioner-survey
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Justin M Cousins, Luke Re Bereznicki, Nick B Cooling, Gregory M Peterson
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing the prescribing of psychotropic medication by general practitioners (GPs) to nursing home residents with dementia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: GPs with experience in nursing homes were recruited through professional body newsletter advertising, while 1,000 randomly selected GPs from southeastern Australia were invited to participate, along with a targeted group of GPs in Tasmania. An anonymous survey was used to collect GPs' opinions...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041781/nursing-students-perceptions-of-soft-skills-training-in-ghana
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Luke Laari, Barbara M Dube
BACKGROUND: The quality of nursing care rendered today is markedly reducing and the amount of time spent with patients listening to and explaining issues concerning their conditions is gradually diminishing. The therapeutic touch and the listening ear of the nurse are no longer accessible to the patient. Understanding what non-technical skills are and their relevance for healthcare practitioners has become a new area of consideration. Although recent literature has highlighted the necessity of introducing soft skills training and assessment within medical education, nursing education is yet to fully embrace this skills training...
September 22, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037784/the-influence-of-registered-nurses-and-nurse-practitioners-on-patient-experience-with-primary-care-results-from-the-canadian-qualico-pc-study
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Mehdi Ammi, Sarah Ambrose, Bill Hogg, Sabrina Wong
Nurses, whether registered nurses (RNs) or nurse practitioners (NPs), are becoming key providers of primary care services. While evidence for the influence of NPs on patient experience in primary care is mounting, this is less so for RNs. We use the Canadian component of the international Quality and Costs of Primary Care 2013/14 survey to investigate the mechanisms by which nurses can affect patients' experience in primary care, focusing on accessibility and appropriateness of care. The data allow us to distinguish between family practice RNs, specialised RNs and NPs, and covers all types of patients visiting a primary care clinic in a variety of contexts in all Canadian provinces...
October 5, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034702/taking-a-comprehensive-health-history-learning-through-practice-and-reflection
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Shirley Ingram
Taking a comprehensive health history is a core competency of the advanced nursing role. The purpose of the health history is to source important and intimate knowledge about the patient and allow the nurse and patient to establish a therapeutic relationship. Reflective practice, a core value of nursing in Ireland, means learning from experience. This article demonstrates how a recorded comprehensive health history simulation, coupled with reflection, provided insight into an advanced nurse practitioner's history-taking skills, thereby enhancing clinical practice...
October 12, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033579/general-practitioners-and-primary-care-nurses-care-for-people-with-disabilities-quality-of-communication-and-awareness-of-supportive-services
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Hannelore Storms, Kristel Marquet, Neree Claes
BACKGROUND: General practitioners (GPs) and primary-care nurses (PCNs) often feel inexperienced or inadequately educated to address unmet needs of people with disabilities (PDs). In this research, GPs' and PCNs' communication with PDs and health care professionals, as well as their awareness of supportive measures relevant to PDs (sensory disabilities excluded), was examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was sent out to 545 GPs and 1,547 PCNs employed in Limburg (Belgium)...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032845/-frequent-attendance-in-a-primary-health-care-district
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Nicolás Menéndez Granados, Manuel Vaquero Abellán, Manuel Toledano Estepa, Manuel Modesto Pérez Díaz, Rosa Redondo Pedraza
OBJECTIVE: To describe the distribution of frequent attenders (FA) through the different primary care practices in Cordoba-Guadalquivir Health District (Córdoba, Spain). METHODS: An ecological study was performed, including data from 2011 to 2015. Defining FA as those subjects who made12 or more appointments per year; independently analysed for nursing, general practice and paediatrics. Prevalence of frequent attendance and FA/professional ratio were used as dependent variables...
October 9, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032792/centralisation-of-oesophagectomy-in-australia-is-only-caseload-critical
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Richard Hummel, Ngoc Hoang Ha, Andrew Lord, Markus I Trochsler, Guy Maddern, Harsh Kanhere
Objective High caseload is considered one of the most important factors for good outcomes after high-risk surgeries such as oesophagectomy. However, many Australian centres perform low volumes of oesophagectomies due to demographics. The aim of the present study was to audit outcome after oesophagectomy in an Australian low-volume centre over a period of 13 years and to discuss potential contributors to outcome other than just case volume.Methods Perioperative and long-term outcomes of all oesophagectomies over a 13-year period in a low-volume Australian tertiary care centre were analysed retrospectively...
October 16, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031700/cost-benefit-of-comprehensive-primary-and-preventive-school-based-health-care
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William V Padula, Katherine A Connor, Josiah M Mueller, Jonathan C Hong, Gabriela Calderon Velazquez, Sara B Johnson
INTRODUCTION: The Rales Health Center is a comprehensive school-based health center at an urban elementary/middle school. Rales Health Center provides a full range of pediatric services using an enriched staffing model consisting of pediatrician, nurse practitioner, registered nurses, and medical office assistant. This staffing model provides greater care but costs more than traditional school-based health centers staffed by part-time nurses. The objective was to analyze the cost benefit of Rales Health Center enhanced staffing model compared with a traditional school-based health center (standard care), focusing on asthma care, which is among the most prevalent chronic conditions of childhood...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031290/privately-practising-nurse-practitioners-provision-of-care-subsidised-through-the-medicare-benefits-schedule-and-the-pharmaceutical-benefits-scheme-in-australia-results-from-a-national-survey
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Jane Currie, Mary Chiarella, Thomas Buckley
Objective Since legislative changes in 2010, certain health care services provided by privately practising nurse practitioners (PPNPs) in Australia have been eligible for reimbursement under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The aim of the present study was to describe survey results relating to the care provided by PPNPs subsidised through the MBS and PBS.Methods PPNPs in Australia were invited to complete an electronic survey exploring their practice activities...
October 16, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030128/expansion-of-diabetes-education-in-a-united-states-mexico-border-community-expanding-services-for-patients-to-acquire-new-skills-set-goals-and-improve-overall-knowledge
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Melissa Carrillo, Jeri Sias, Jacquelyn P Navarrete, Sam Aboud, Enrique Valenzuela
OBJECTIVES: To describe the process used by a pharmacy team at a community health center to coordinate and expand diabetes education services (English and Spanish) for a predominantly Hispanic, Spanish-speaking population. SETTING: The project was implemented at 2 clinics in a federally qualified community health center system based in a low-income southwest U.S.-Mexico border community. PRACTICE INNOVATION: This project enhanced accessibility to diabetes education to improve knowledge, skills, and goal setting through existing pharmacy services at the primary clinic and 1 rural satellite clinic...
October 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029375/treatment-and-disease-management-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-a-review-for-nurse-practitioners
#17
Cortnee Roman, Kara Menning
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This review discusses the role of the nurse practitioner (NP) in evaluating the clinical effects, potential side effects, and monitoring requirements for treatment options in multiple sclerosis (MS) and provides guidance on how to help patients understand these issues. METHODS: A literature search was conducted on PubMed to identify publications on monitoring and disease management of MS patients. Additional resources included drug information web sites and package inserts...
October 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029373/meet-npinfluence-an-exclusive-panel-of-nurse-practitioner-opinion-leaders-impacting-the-future-of-health-care
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October 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029372/wolters-kluwer-to-publish-the-journal-of-the-american-association-of-nurse-practitioners
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October 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027069/effects-of-perceived-autonomy-support-and-basic-need-satisfaction-on-quality-of-life-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Mei-Fang Chen, Ray-E Chang, Hung-Bin Tsai, Ying-Hui Hou
PURPOSE: Despite a growing understanding of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and its determinants in hemodialysis (HD) patients, little is known about the effects and interrelationships concerning the perception of autonomy support and basic need satisfaction of HD patients on their HRQOL. Based on self-determination theory (SDT), this study examines whether HD patients' perceived autonomy support from health care practitioners (physicians and nurses) relates to the satisfaction of HD patients' basic needs and in turn influences their HRQOL...
October 12, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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