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Bruno Halioua
Seventy-five years ago, the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup (commonly called in French the "Rafle du Vel' d'Hiv"), was a Nazi decreed raid and mass arrest of Jewish in Paris by the French police on 16 and 17 July 1942. During the action, 13,152 Jews including 4115 children were captured and placed in hellish conditions in the Paris Velodrome to be delivered to the Nazi killing machine. A team of doctors and nurses of the Red Cross, assisted by Jewish doctors, ensured the medical care of the internees of the Vél'd'Hiv with unusual dedication...
June 13, 2018: La Presse Médicale
Muntaha Elayyan, Janet Rankin, M W Chaarani
Background: Healthcare professionals' empathic behaviour is an important component of quality health care. Patients' reports suggest that empathy is often lacking. Specific factors that may facilitate or inhibit empathetic behaviour have not been extensively examined. In Qatar, empathy may be affected by a completely multicultural, multilinguistic setting where healthcare professionals and patients interact. Aim: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to provide the latest evidence on factors that influence the demonstration of empathetic behaviour of nurses and physicians toward patients and to draw general conclusions that increase understanding...
June 10, 2018: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
Susan P Mollan, Brendan Davies, Nick C Silver, Simon Shaw, Conor L Mallucci, Benjamin R Wakerley, Anita Krishnan, Swarupsinh V Chavda, Satheesh Ramalingam, Julie Edwards, Krystal Hemmings, Michelle Williamson, Michael A Burdon, Ghaniah Hassan-Smith, Kathleen Digre, Grant T Liu, Rigmor Højland Jensen, Alexandra J Sinclair
The aim was to capture interdisciplinary expertise from a large group of clinicians, reflecting practice from across the UK and further, to inform subsequent development of a national consensus guidance for optimal management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). METHODS: Between September 2015 and October 2017, a specialist interest group including neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, ophthalmology, nursing, primary care doctors and patient representatives met. An initial UK survey of attitudes and practice in IIH was sent to a wide group of physicians and surgeons who investigate and manage IIH regularly...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
Helmut A Schmelz, Max Geraedts
BACKGROUND: Growing numbers of patients in orthopaedic and trauma surgery are obese. The risks involved are e.g. surgical complications, higher costs for longer hospital stays or special operating tables. It is a moot point whether revenues in the German DRG system cover the individual costs in relation to patients' body mass index (BMI) and in which area of hospital care potentially higher costs occur. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data related to BMI, individual costs and revenues were extracted from the hospital information system for 13,833 patients of a large hospital who were operated in 2007 to 2010 on their upper or lower extremities...
June 14, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
Camellia Torabizadeh, Tayebeh Bahmani, Zahra Molazem, Seyed Alireza Moayedi
Effective communications play a significant role in environments where health care is provided. A review of the available literature did not yield a valid scale for evaluation of operating room nurse-doctor communication. Accordingly, the present study is an attempt at development and psychometric evaluation of a professional communication questionnaire for the operating room. The present study is a methodological work conducted in two steps. In the first stage of the study, 56 items on a 5-point Likert scale were developed according to the results of a review of relevant literature and several meetings with experts...
June 14, 2018: Health Communication
Claire Smith
Peripheral venous access is the most common invasive procedure performed on patients in the UK and is traditionally the responsibility of nursing staff. In an emergency, intravenous therapy can be lifesaving. Approximately 11% of adults have difficult venous access and are often subjected to repeated failed attempts, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. Eventually, rescue methods are used by a doctor, but this increases demand on their time and the workflow of emergency departments. This article explores whether training nurses to obtain venous access using ultrasound would have a positive effect on doctors' workload and benefit adult patients with difficult veins...
June 14, 2018: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Ameneh Safari, Yahya Safari
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is defining proper and wise use of the best evidence in clinical decision for patient׳s care. This study have done with the aim of evaluating health information system for decision-making with EBM approach in educational hospital of Kermanshah city. The statistical population include all the specialist and specialty, and also head nurses of educational hospitals in Kermanshah city. The data collected by researcher made questionnaire. The content validities of the questionnaire were confirmed by experts to complete the questions of the questionnaire...
August 2018: Data in Brief
Blair L Bigham, Teresa Chan, Steven Skitch, Alison Fox-Robichaud
CLINICIAN'S CAPSULE What is known about the topic? Early warning scores reduce morbidity and mortality by identifying patients at risk for deterioration on the medical wards. What did this study ask? This study sought opinions from emergency department (ED) staff on the use of early warning scores in the ED. What did this study find? Emergency doctors and nurses did not value early warning scores despite quantitative data showing efficacy in the ED. Why does this study matter to clinicians? We gleaned insight into how to implement a computer-based early warning score into the ED to reduce morbidity and mortality from septic shock...
June 14, 2018: CJEM
Gundula Krack, Rolf Holle, Inge Kirchberger, Bernhard Kuch, Ute Amann, Hildegard Seidl
BACKGROUND: Adherence to recommendations and medication is deemed to be important for effectiveness of case management interventions. Thus, reasons for non-adherence and effects on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) should be fully understood. The objective of this research was to identify determinants of non-adherence to medication and recommendations, and to test whether increased adherence improved HRQoL in patients after myocardial infarction (MI) in a case management intervention...
June 7, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
Waleed Alharbi, Jennifer Cleland, Zoe Morrison
Objectives: We sought to evaluate patient safety culture across different healthcare professionals from different countries of origin working in an adult oncology department in a medical facility in Saudi Arabia. Methods: This cross-sectional survey of 130 healthcare staff (doctors, pharmacists, nurses) was conducted in February 2017. We used the Hospital Survey of Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) to examine healthcare staff perceptions of safety culture. Results: A total of 127 questionnaires were returned, yielding a response rate of 97...
May 2018: Oman Medical Journal
Zoi Papadatou, Hector Williams, Kay Cooper
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence on the effectiveness of moisturizers, barrier creams, protective gloves, skin protection education and complex interventions (a combination of two or more of the interventions listed here) in preventing occupational irritant hand dermatitis (OIHD) in wet workers, comparing each intervention to an alternative intervention or to usual care (workers' regular skin care regimen). INTRODUCTION: The most significant occupational skin problem potentially encountered in wet work occupations is occupational dermatitis...
June 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Dorika Nhongo, Joyce Hendricks, Julie Bradshaw, Kasia Bail
BACKGROUND: Registered nurses (RNs) working in Residential Aged Care Facilities are required to undertake complex management tasks including leading nursing care teams, supervising non-nursing staff, and allocating workloads according to residents' care needs, staff skills and experience. Registered nurses plan, assess, manage medication, evaluate each resident's care, liaise with doctors and allied health professionals and are responsible for evidence-based practice in accordance with the Nursing Standards for Practice (2016)...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
J Broom, A Broom, E Kirby
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic optimization is an urgent international issue. Regulatory frameworks, including the requirement to have a functioning antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programme, are now ubiquitous across the hospital sector nationally and internationally. However, healthcare is ultimately delivered in a diverse range of institutional settings and social contexts. There is emerging evidence that implementation of antibiotic optimization strategies may be inappropriate or even counterproductive to attempts to optimize in atypical healthcare settings...
June 8, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
Lama Charafeddine, Saadieh Masri, Perla Ibrahim, Daniel Badin, Salam Cheayto, Hani Tamim
Quality problem or issue: Infant positioning may interfere with neuromotor development. Bedside education and Infant Positioning Assessment Tool (IPAT) improve nurses' and doctors' proficiency in applying proper infant positioning. Initial assessment: Nursing compliance with proper positioning is suboptimal due to many factors. One factor was the inadequate knowledge and practice of infant positioning, since the baseline mean IPAT score was 3.4. Choice of solution: Three experienced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses were chosen as position champions to help other NICU nurses apply proper positioning and monitor IPAT scores...
June 8, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Marion E Broome, Julie Fairman
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May 2018: Nursing Outlook
Ming Tang, Jian Yao, Zekuan Chen, Hai Huang, Chenge Geng
Electrocardiogram (ECG) detection is a routine and effective cardiac problem detection project. Traditional electrocardiogram detection has limitations in cardiac arrhythmia and other heart disease detection and diagnosis, such as effectiveness, real-time and so on. Based on the advanced mobile networking and wearable design concept, this paper designs and implements a dynamic ECG real-time monitoring system with low power embedded system and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless communication. Its main functions include 24-hour dynamic ECG signal real-time acquisition, processing, wireless communication, display and storage, real-time analysis of typical arrhythmia, recording and alarm, professional doctors real-time reading and diagnosis, dynamic ECG sharing and cloud platform automatic analysis and diagnosis...
May 30, 2018: Zhongguo Yi Liao Qi Xie za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Instrumentation
Anatoliy G Goncharuk
This paper aims to identify the true motivators (needs) of medical staff, compare them with the current labor incentives, and detect possible differences in motivators for main groups of medical staff. Observing personnel of 5 hospitals and students of the medical institute by special questionnaires, the author confirmed the hypothesis of different motivators for groups of medical staff with different ages, professions, and gender. The author used special questionnaires to collect the data. Study results confirmed the hypothesis of different motivators for groups of medical staff with different ages, professions, and gender...
June 8, 2018: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Bach Xuan Tran, Phung Tat Quoc Than, Tien Thuy Ngoc Doan, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Hue Thi Mai, Trang Huyen Thi Nguyen, Huong Thi Le, Carl A Latkin, Melvyn Wb Zhang, Roger Cm Ho
Background: Despite its effectiveness in preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, the rate of uptake of the HPV vaccine is low in Vietnam. This study aimed to investigate barriers related to knowledge-attitude-practice (KAP) about the HPV vaccine and willingness to pay (WTP) for the vaccine among those using services in an urban vaccination clinic in Hanoi, Vietnam. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a vaccination clinic of the Institute for Preventive Medicine and Public Health in Hanoi, Vietnam, from March to April 2016...
2018: Patient Preference and Adherence
A Gonzalez-Pena
When we speak of children with special needs, who require the aid of a number of professionals and who have a severe disability, it is necessary to have available a comprehensive group of different professionals (paediatrician, nurse, social worker, psychologist, etc.) who work together as a team. The specialist physician or doctor responsible for the sick child alone cannot take responsibility for all the psychosocial consequences that result from the neurological disease, which is a chronic illness that, generally speaking, means the families arrange their lives to revolve around the sick child...
June 5, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
Artur Dalfó-Pibernat, Antoni Dalfó Baqué, Francisco Javier Pelegrina Rodríguez, Olatz Garin, Xavier Duran, Mercè Cladellas Capdevila, Josep Comin Colet
INTRODUCTION: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is fundamental to diagnosing and monitoring arterial hypertension (HTN), yet it is not known how effective training could be in improving knowledge of ABPM. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate ABPM knowledge before and after a training activity. METHODOLOGY: A before-and-after intervention study of 116 professionals. Data was collected on age, sex, occupational category, work setting, and work experience...
June 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
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