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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243334/effects-of-a-targeted-blood-management-programme-on-allogeneic-blood-transfusion-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery
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M D Stoneham, S Von Kier, L Harvey, M Murphy
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of a dedicated cell salvage practitioner team on blood loss and allogeneic transfusion in abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. BACKGROUND: Cell salvage reduces allogeneic transfusion in AAA surgery, but is commonly performed by the anaesthetic nurse. At our hospital, a dedicated patient blood management practitioner is present for all elective open AAA repairs. METHODS/MATERIALS: Data were collected on 171 AAA patients operated on at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford over a 3-year period, looking at the Patient Blood Management processes, including: blood loss, cell salvage, near-patient testing (thrombelastography) and transfusion rates of allogeneic blood products...
December 15, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241888/incremental-costs-and-cost-effectiveness-of-intensive-treatment-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-detected-by-screening-in-the-addition-uk-trial-an-update-with-empirical-trial-based-cost-data
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Michael Laxy, Edward C F Wilson, Clare E Boothby, Simon J Griffin
BACKGROUND: There is uncertainty about the cost effectiveness of early intensive treatment versus routine care in individuals with type 2 diabetes detected by screening. OBJECTIVES: To derive a trial-informed estimate of the incremental costs of intensive treatment as delivered in the Anglo-Danish-Dutch Study of Intensive Treatment in People with Screen-Detected Diabetes in Primary Care-Europe (ADDITION) trial and to revisit the long-term cost-effectiveness analysis from the perspective of the UK National Health Service...
December 2017: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241721/screening-for-alcohol-misuse-practices-among-u-s-primary-care-providers-docstyles-2016
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Cheryl H Tan, Daniel W Hungerford, Clark H Denny, Lela R McKnight-Eily
INTRODUCTION: Excessive alcohol use is associated with car crashes, violence, and multiple disease conditions, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care providers screen all adults and conduct brief counseling interventions with those who misuse alcohol. The USPSTF prefers use of three screening tools that measure alcohol consumption (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption, and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Single Question) because these tools detect the full spectrum of alcohol misuse in adults...
December 6, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240660/healthcare-provider-views-on-transitioning-from-task-shifting-to-advanced-practice-nursing-in-tanzania
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Joanes Faustine Mboineki, Weihong Zhang
BACKGROUND: The Tanzanian health sector suffers from shortages of healthcare workers as well as uneven distribution of healthcare workers in urban and rural areas. Task shifting-delegation of tasks from professionals to other healthcare team members with less training, such as medical attendants-is practiced, compromising quality of care. Advanced practice nursing is underutilized. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to explore the views of nurses and physicians on current responses to shortages of healthcare workers and the potential for utilization of advanced practice nurses...
January 2018: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240586/insights-into-the-pathophysiology-of-hypertrophic-scars-and-keloids-how-do-they-differ
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Feras M Ghazawi, Ramin Zargham, Mirko S Gilardino, Denis Sasseville, Fatemeh Jafarian
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the clinical presentation of hypertrophic scars and keloids based on their varied structural components. 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: Hypertrophic scars and keloids are firm, raised, erythematous plaques or nodules that manifest when the cicatrix fails to properly heal...
January 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240466/developing-an-infrastructure-to-support-clinical-academic-careers
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Karen Strickland
Research and evidence-based practice underpins the delivery of high-quality patient care. Developing the research capacity and capability of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals requires a robust emphasis and the necessary support infrastructure to encourage and develop practitioners to follow a clinical academic career pathway. Clinical academic partnerships between higher education and healthcare institutions can offer a blend of required expertise with mutual benefits. This article reports on a recent Florence Nightingale Foundation and Council of Deans of Health Leadership Scholarship improvement project to establish an infrastructure to support the development of clinical academic roles to enhance the provision of evidence-based patient care in the North East of Scotland...
December 14, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239910/open-wide-and-say-a-ha-adding-oral-health-content-to-the-nurse-practitioner-curriculum
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Kathleen A Kent, Carol A Clark
While aligning our nurse practitioner curriculum to the competencies of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, we realized that there was a lack of oral health content in our program. As we did not possess the knowledge needed to teach this content, we invited a dental school faculty member to do this for our class. This experience led to a change in the delivery of our teaching content through the use of the STAR Legacy Cycle model and the How People Learn theory. The purpose of this article is to share our journey with others...
December 13, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239697/who-is-sleepier-on-the-night-shift-the-influence-of-bio-psycho-social-factors-on-subjective-sleepiness-of-female-nurses-during-the-night-shift
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Nataly Zion, Anat Drach-Zahavy, Tamar Shochat
Sleepiness is a common complaint during the night shift and may impair performance. The current study aimed to identify bio-psycho-social factors associated with subjective sleepiness during the night shift. Ninety-two female nurses working rotating shifts completed a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Munich ChronoType Questionaire for shift workers, the Pittsburg Sleep Quality Index and the Pre-sleep Arousal Scale. Subjective sleepiness was measured hourly during two night shifts using the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale, and activity monitors assessed sleep duration 24-hours before each shift...
December 14, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235806/the-nurse-practitioner
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March 2017: Canadian Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233800/participant-centric-initiatives-and-medical-research-scoping-review-protocol
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Victoria Coathup, Nao Hamakawa, Teresa Finlay, Jessica Bell, Jane Kaye, Kazuto Kato
BACKGROUND: Significant advances in digital technologies have meant that health care data can be collected, stored, transferred, and analyzed for research purposes more easily than ever before. Participant-centric initiatives (PCI) are defined as "tools, programs, and projects that empower participants to engage in the research process" using digital technologies and have the potential to provide a number of benefits to both participants and researchers, including the promotion of public trust in medical research, improved quality of research, increased recruitment and retention, and improved health care delivery...
December 12, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230618/visits-for-depression-to-physician-assistants-and-nurse-practitioners-in-the-usa
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Abiola O Keller, Roderick S Hooker, Elizabeth A Jacobs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 11, 2017: Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229053/management-of-back-pain-related-disorders-in-a-community-with-limited-access-to-health-care-services-a-description-of-integration-of-chiropractors-as-service-providers
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Peter C Emary, Amy L Brown, Douglas F Cameron, Alexander F Pessoa, Jennifer E Bolton
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a chiropractic service for back pain patients integrated within a publicly funded, multidisciplinary, primary care community health center in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. METHODS: Patients consulting for back pain of any duration were referred by their medical doctor or nurse practitioner for chiropractic treatment at the community health center. Patients completed questionnaires at baseline and at discharge from the service...
November 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227873/restraint-use-in-older-adults-in-home-care-a-systematic-review
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Kristien Scheepmans, Bernadette Dierckx de Casterlé, Louis Paquay, Koen Milisen
OBJECTIVES: To get insight into restraint use in older adults receiving home care and, more specifically, into the definition, prevalence and types of restraint, as well as the reasons for restraint use and the people involved in the decision-making process. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: Four databases (i.e. Pubmed, CINAHL, Embase, Cochrane Library) were systematically searched from inception to end of April 2017. REVIEW METHODS: The study encompassed qualitative and quantitative research on restraint use in older adults receiving home care that reported definitions of restraint, prevalence of use, types of restraint, reasons for use or the people involved...
November 23, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224589/a-wake-up-call-for-physical-activity-promotion-in-australia-results-from-a-survey-of-australian-nursing-and-allied-health-professionals
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Nicole Freene, Sophie Cools, Danny Hills, Bernie Bissett, Kate Pumpa, Gabrielle Cooper
Objective Nursing and allied health professionals (AHPs) are in an ideal position to promote physical activity (PA) as part of their health care provision. The aim of this study was to investigate current promotion and knowledge of PA among people in these disciplines.Methods A cross-sectional online survey of practicing Australian physiotherapists, nurses, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists, dietitians and pharmacists was conducted in 2016.Results A total of 433 nurses and AHPs completed the survey...
December 11, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223861/how-lack-of-physiotherapist-out-of-hours-led-to-nurses-developing-their-role-a-uk-case-study
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Pat Johnson, Chloe Griggs
The aim of this article is to share the experience of how a multi-disciplinary team worked together to develop the nursing role to incorporate the practitioners supporting mobilisation of a patient. The role developed nurses' competence, ensuring that the information and instruction patients received were consistent between therapists and nursing staff, but also supported the Enhanced Recovery Programme (2010). There were issues with the level of therapy support, especially out of hours. The team agreed a vision together, with a solution to the problem on how the mobilisation of patients post-surgery could be achieved...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221475/a-critical-realist-evaluation-of-a-music-therapy-intervention-in-palliative-care
#16
Sam Porter, Tracey McConnell, Mike Clarke, Jenny Kirkwood, Naomi Hughes, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Joan Regan, Miriam McKeown, Kerry McGrillen, Joanne Reid
BACKGROUND: Music therapy is increasingly used as an adjunct therapy to support symptom management in palliative care. However, studies to date have paid little attention to the processes that lead to changes in patient outcomes. To fill this gap, we examined the processes and experiences involved in the introduction of music therapy as an adjunct complementary therapy to palliative care in a hospice setting in the United Kingdom (UK). METHODS: Using a realistic evaluation approach, we conducted a qualitative study using a variety of approaches...
December 8, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220480/-working-away-in-that-grey-area%C3%A2-a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-challenges-general-practitioners-experience-when-managing-behavioural-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia
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Aisling A Jennings, Tony Foley, Sheena McHugh, John P Browne, Colin P Bradley
Background: general practitioners (GPs) have identified the management of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) as a particularly challenging aspect of dementia care. However, there is a paucity of research on why GPs find BPSD challenging and how this influences the care they offer to their patients with dementia. Objectives: to establish the challenges GPs experience when managing BPSD; to explore how these challenges influence GPs' management decisions; and to identify strategies for overcoming these challenges...
December 6, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219828/improving-care-for-older-patients-in-the-acute-setting-a-qualitative-study-with-healthcare-providers
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C Brouwers, H Merten, M Willems, D J Habraken, F W Bloemers, T H Biesheuvel, L S van Galen, P W B Nanayakkara, C Wagner
BACKGROUND: The proportion of older people needing acute care is rapidly growing, thereby posing an increased burden on the acute care chain. The aim of this study is to gain more insight into the obstacles and potential improvement opportunities of the acute care process for older patients arriving at the hospital. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted to determine the experiences of 18 different primary (i.e. general practitioner, community nurse) and secondary healthcare professionals (i...
October 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219080/health-practitioners-emotional-reactions-to-caring-for-hospitalized-children-in-lom%C3%A3-togo-a-qualitative-study
#19
Bassantéa Lodegaèna Kpassagou, Kokou Messanh Agbémélé Soedje
BACKGROUND: Health practitioners frequently encounter dying, death and suffering. While providing health care can be stressful, the literature on how different health practitioners cope with the emotional challenges associated with their work is sparse. Further, much of this literature is based on studies conducted in high-income countries. In this study, we explored emotional distress and associated coping strategies among health practitioners working in a pediatric oncology department in a large teaching hospital in Lomé, Togo...
December 4, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218968/the-psychiatry-integrated-nurse-practitioner-role-in-hemodialysis-an-opportunity-to-provide-nurse-practitioner-care-between-the-interface-of-psychiatry-and-hemodialysis
#20
Brock Cooper, Kien Dang, Ann Jones, Alison Thomas
The mental health of patients living with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is an important aspect of their care. According to national survey data, depressive disorders affect about 9% of the North American population (Kessler, Chiu, Demler, Merikangas, & Walters, 2005). A review of psychological distress and depression across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease indicates that the prevalence of depression in ESKD is reported to be about four times that of the general population and it is associated with adverse outcomes including low quality-of-life ratings, graft failure, and death after renal transplantation (Zalai, Szeifert, & Novak, 2012)...
January 2017: CANNT Journal, Journal ACITN
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