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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428034/impact-of-trauma-certified-registered-nurse-anesthetists-team-on-intra-operative-resuscitation-and-postoperative-outcomes-of-trauma-patients
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Juan Duchesne, Chad Majoue, Marquinn Duke, Rosemarie Robledo, Chad Achord, Leslie McHale, Brandy Davis, Lusine Nahapetyan
A Trauma Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Team (TCT) was created and trained to provide trauma-focused anesthesia and resuscitation. The purpose of this study was to examine patient outcomes after implementation of TCT. We conducted retrospective analyses of trauma patients managed with surgical intervention from March to December 2015. During the first five months, patients managed before the development of TCT were grouped No-TCT, patients managed after were grouped TCT. To assess outcomes, we used hospital and intensive care unit length of stay, ventilator days, and a validated 10-point intraoperative Apgar score (IOAS)...
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426558/-prevention-of-psychological-disorders-after-a-road-accident
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REVIEW
Florian Nicolas, Aline Delahaye
A psychological intervention programme, set up within a trauma centre, revealed common factors contributing to the emotional upheaval felt by road accident victims. These factors are linked to the event itself, its medical management, the quality of family support and the patient's history. Early psychotherapy, the awareness of the nursing teams and the involvement of the families are the key elements ensuring coherent and effective prevention.
February 2018: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422182/a-critical-enquiry-into-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-professional-quality-of-life-scale-proqol-5-instrument
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David Hemsworth, Anahita Baregheh, Samar Aoun, Arminee Kazanjian
AIM: This study had conducted a comprehensive analysis of the psychometric properties of Proqol 5, professional quality of work instrument among nurses and palliative care-workers on the basis of three independent datasets. The goal is to see the general applicability of this instrument across multiple populations. BACKGROUND: Although the Proqol scale has been widely adopted, there are few attempts that have thoroughly analyzed this instrument across multiple datasets using multiple populations...
February 2018: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406555/brister-i-systematiskt-omh%C3%A3-ndertagande-p%C3%A3-olycksplatser-en-studie-av-traumasimuleringar-inom-ambulanssjukv%C3%A3-rden
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Jonas Aléx, Lina Gyllencreutz
Trauma care at an accident site is of great importance for patient survival. The purpose of the study was to observe the compliance of ambulance nurses with the Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) concept of trauma care in a simulation situation. The material consisted of video recordings in trauma simulation and an observation protocol was designed to analyze the video material. The result showed weaknesses in systematic exam and an ineffective use of time at the scene of injury. Development of observation protocols in trauma simulation can ensure the quality of ambulance nurses' compliance with established concepts...
February 5, 2018: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405141/incidence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-impact-of-multidrug-resistant-infections-on-patient-s-outcome-experience-at-an-apex-trauma-centre-in-north-india
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Surbhi Khurana, Purva Mathur, Subodh Kumar, Kapil Dev Soni, Richa Aggrawal, Priyam Batra, Nidhi Bhardwaj
INTRODUCTION: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) remains one of the most common nosocomial infections in the Intensive Care Unit. In the face of extremely high rates of antimicrobial resistance, it is essential to gauge the clinical significance of isolation of multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens from clinical samples. This study details the trend of VAP and the clinical significance of isolation of MDR pathogens from respiratory samples at an Indian tertiary care hospital. METHODS: The study was conducted over a 5-year period...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400421/effects-of-adverse-events-in-health-care-on-acute-care-nurses-in-an-australian-context-a-qualitative-study
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Ashley Kable, Brian Kelly, Jon Adams
Adverse events in health care significantly impact health professionals who become the second victims of medical error. The aim of the present study was to understand the effects of adverse events in health care on nurses in acute health-care settings in an Australian context. In this qualitative, descriptive study, we used purposeful sampling and recruited 10 acute care nurses. Interviews were conducted from 2011 to 2012 and were recorded, transcribed, and returned to participants to verify their accuracy...
February 5, 2018: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397055/a-cross-sectional-pilot-study-of-compassion-fatigue-burnout-and-compassion-satisfaction-in-pediatric-palliative-care-providers-in-the-united-states
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Samuel M Kase, Elisha D Waldman, Andrea S Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: Compassion fatigue (CF) is secondary traumatic distress experienced by providers from contact with patients' suffering. Burnout (BO) is job-related distress resulting from uncontrollable workplace factors that manifest in career dissatisfaction. Compassion satisfaction (CS) is emotional fulfillment derived from caring for others. The literature on BO in healthcare providers is extensive, whereas CF and CS have not been comprehensively studied. Because of ongoing exposure to patient and family distress, pediatric palliative care (PPC) providers may be at particular risk for CF...
February 5, 2018: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385228/unable-to-speak-selective-mutism-in-youth
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Heather L Smith-Schrandt, Erin Ellington
It is important for psychiatric nurses to be familiar with the clinical presentation and recommended treatment for selective mutism (SM), as it is a childhood anxiety disorder that is not commonly studied. This article provides a brief overview of its diagnostic criteria, prevalence, assessment, and history. Special attention is given to misconceptions regarding the disorder and differentiation of trauma and oppositional disorders. Two vignettes illustrate varied presentations of SM, with and without comorbid social phobia...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382991/psychosocial-support-following-maxillofacial-trauma-and-its-impact-on-trauma-recurrence
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Kai H Lee, Jason Chua
Background: Injuries sustained to the maxillofacial region can result in significant physical trauma and long lasting psychosocial impairment. Maxillofacial trauma has been reported in literature to be a potentially recurrent disease. Patients who suffer maxillofacial trauma can benefit from psychological support. Aim: This study aims to identify maxillofacial trauma patient characteristics, investigate maxillofacial re-injury rate after provision of psychological support and report incidence of post traumatic stress disorder symptoms after maxillofacial trauma...
March 2018: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370060/trauma-transitional-care-coordination-a-mature-system-at-work
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Rebecca Tyrrell, Karen Doyle, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: We have previously demonstrated effectiveness of a Trauma Transitional Care Coordination Program (TTCC) in reducing 30-day readmission rates for trauma patients most at risk. With program maturation, we achieved improved readmission rates for specific patient populations. METHODS: TTCC is a nursing driven program that supports patients at high risk for 30-day readmission. TTCC interventions include calls to patients within 72 hours of discharge, complete medication reconciliation, coordination of medical appointments, and individualized problem solving...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368371/the-association-of-nursing-care-perception-with-coping-skills-and-posttraumatic-growth-in-mental-disorders
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Buket Şimşek Arslan, Kadriye Buldukoglu
INTRODUCTION: Although it is recognized that suffering a mental illness is a traumatic experience, the fact that this can lead to posttraumatic growth and the variables that may affect the situation are rarely discussed in the literature. AIM: This study was conducted to determine the effects of coping styles and nursing care perceptions on posttraumatic growth in mental disorders. METHOD: The descriptive study was conducted at a psychiatric clinic with a personal information form and three scale test...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357730/rates-of-exposure-to-victimizing-events-and-use-of-substances-among-california-s-middle-and-high-school-students
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Satu Larson, Claire D Brindis, Susan A Chapman, Joanne Spetz
Nearly half of 5- to 17-year-olds have experienced trauma in the form of at-school victimization. Exposure to trauma increases students' risk for mental health disorders and school failure. This study reviews at-school victimization in middle and high school students and associated health outcomes that may negatively impact academic outcomes. Analyzing the California Healthy Kids Survey 2010, we examine rates of victimization on school grounds, substance use, and symptoms of depression and eating disorders among a sample of 6th to 12th graders ( N = 639,925)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353710/prevalence-and-predictors-of-difficulty-accessing-the-mouths-of-intubated-critically-ill-adults-to-deliver-oral-care-an-observational-study
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Craig M Dale, Orla Smith, Lisa Burry, Louise Rose
BACKGROUND: Oral care of intubated patients is essential to the prevention of infection and patient discomfort. However, barriers to oral access and delivery of oral care have received little attention. OBJECTIVE: To determine prevalence and predictors of oral access difficulty. DESIGN: A prospective, observational, multi-center study. SETTINGS: Four intensive care units in Toronto, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients orally intubated for ≥48 h...
December 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352514/an-integrative-review-exploring-the-physical-and-psychological-harm-inherent-in-using-restraint-in-mental-health-inpatient-settings
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Pauline Cusack, Frank Patrick Cusack, Sue McAndrew, Mick McKeown, Joy Duxbury
In Western society, policy and legislation seeks to minimize restrictive interventions, including physical restraint; yet research suggests the use of such practices continues to raise concerns. Whilst international agreement has sought to define physical restraint, diversity in the way in which countries use restraint remains disparate. Research to date has reported on statistics regarding restraint, how and why it is used, and staff and service user perspectives about its use. However, there is limited evidence directly exploring the physical and psychological harm restraint may cause to people being cared for within mental health inpatient settings...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335153/-the-sitting-position-during-peripheral-venipunctures-in-young-children-a-practice-to-develop
#15
REVIEW
Anne Dario-Meyer, Sylvie Sangare, Anne Dumas Laussinotte
The children's nurse has several missions including that of caring for the child in a holistic approach, ensuring their physical safety and psychological security. When performing peripheral venipunctures in young children, caregivers must implement strategies to relieve pain and prevent psychological traumas which may generate stress for subsequent care procedures. In a paediatric unit, their observations and analysis have improved children's experience of this invasive procedure, with a need for less restraint...
January 2018: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334996/italian-guidelines-on-the-assessment-and-management-of-pediatric-head-injury-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Liviana Da Dalt, Niccolo' Parri, Angela Amigoni, Agostino Nocerino, Francesca Selmin, Renzo Manara, Paola Perretta, Maria Paola Vardeu, Silvia Bressan
OBJECTIVE: We aim to formulate evidence-based recommendations to assist physicians decision-making in the assessment and management of children younger than 16 years presenting to the emergency department (ED) following a blunt head trauma with no suspicion of non-accidental injury. METHODS: These guidelines were commissioned by the Italian Society of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and include a systematic review and analysis of the literature published since 2005...
January 15, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319654/trauma-and-intensive-care-nursing-knowledge-and-attitude-of-foley-catheter-insertion-and-maintenance
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Brenda Shaver, Stephanie A Eyerly-Webb, Zoe Gibney, Linda Silverman, Candace Pineda, Rachele J Solomon
In the acute care setting, the majority of urinary tract infections are associated with indwelling urinary catheters. Despite guidelines for proper use, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) continue to occur in critically ill/injured patients. There is a paucity of data on the translation between CAUTI prevention education and behavioral change. This project evaluated nurse's clinical knowledge and attitude toward Foley catheter insertion and maintenance to determine the benefits of addressing gaps in knowledge and inconsistencies in attitude through education...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319647/transition-to-critical-care-practice-within-an-academic-service-partnership-a-case-report-of-the-first-3-years-of-clinical-immersion-in-trauma-burn-and-neuroscience-critical-care
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Esther Bay, Andrea Sherzer, Emily Darnbrook
In response to regulators of nursing education and the Institute of Medicine, an academic-service partnership was formed between a research-intensive school of nursing and a tertiary health care facility. In that partnership, clinical experiences occurred mostly within 1 organization. This case report showcases the development, implementation, and revisions within our capstone immersion course, designed to ease the new graduates' transition into practice, including transitions to critical care nursing. Herein, we highlight our successes and challenges of implementing the clinical component within 2 critical care units focused on trauma and neurosurgical care of complex patients...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319644/improving-thermoregulation-for-trauma-patients-in-the-emergency-department-an-evidence-based-practice-project
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Ada Saqe-Rockoff, Finn D Schubert, Amanda Ciardiello, Elizabeth Douglas
Extensive evidence exists on the association between hypothermia and increased morbidity and mortality in trauma patients. Gaps in practice related to temperature assessment have been identified in literature, along with limited personnel knowledge regarding management of patients with accidental hypothermia. An interdisciplinary team identified gaps in practice in our institution regarding temperature assessment and documentation of rewarming and initiated an evidence-based practice project to change practice at our institution...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319643/burnout-perceived-stress-and-job-satisfaction-among-trauma-nurses-at-a-level-i-safety-net-trauma-center
#20
Swapna Munnangi, Lynore Dupiton, Anthony Boutin, L D George Angus
Nurses are at the forefront of our health care delivery system and have been reported to exhibit a high level of burnout. Burnout and stress in trauma nurses at a safety-net hospital can negatively impact patient care. Safety-net hospitals are confronted with unique social, financial, as well as resource problems that can potentially make the work environment frustrating. The purpose of this study was to explore the levels of burnout, stress, and job satisfaction in nurses providing care to trauma patients at a Level I safety-net trauma center...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
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