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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161375/health-system-factors-affecting-implementation-of-integrated-management-of-childhood-illness-imci-qualitative-insights-from-a-south-african-province
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Himani Pandya, Wiedaad Slemming, Haroon Saloojee
The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy has been adopted by 102 countries including South Africa, as the preferred primary health care (PHC) delivery strategy for sick children under 5 years. Despite substantial investment to support IMCI in South Africa, its delivery remains sub-optimal, with varied implementation in different settings. There is scarce research globally, and in the local context, examining the effects of health system characteristics on IMCI implementation. This study explored key determinants of IMCI delivery in a South African province, with a specific focus on health system building blocks using a health system dynamics framework...
November 17, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157570/building-clinical-education-training-capacity-in-nurse-practitioner-programs
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Shirlee M Drayton-Brooks, Paula A Gray, Nichole P Turner, Jamesetta A Newland
Building clinical education training capacity in nurse practitioner programs is critical to build the primary care workforce and to address the access to care problem in the country. Challenges related to obtaining clinical sites and qualified preceptors are well reported, but few practical solutions are presented. Clinical sites and qualified preceptors willing to serve can be found, but nurse practitioner faculty must remove obstacles and strengthen resources by discovering untapped capacity. Nurse practitioner faculty can design, implement, and test innovative clinical models to maximize clinical training capacity...
November 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148105/experiences-of-nurse-case-managers-within-a-central-discharge-planning-role-of-collaboration-between-physicians-patients-and-other-healthcare-professionals-a-sociocultural-qualitative-study
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Jorun E Thoma, Marion A Waite
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Purpose of this study was to gain knowledge of Nurse Case Managers' (NCM) experiences within the German acute care context of collaboration with patients and physicians in a discharge planning role. Further to learn about patients' assignment to the management of the NCMs. Explicitly, to explore critical incidences of interactions between NCM, patients and health care practitioner in discharge planning to understand the factor that contributes to effective collaboration...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140836/pyoderma-gangrenosum-a-critical-appraisal
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Eran Shavit, Afsaneh Alavi, R Gary Sibbald
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about pyoderma gangrenosum (PG), including pathophysiology, diagnostic criteria, and 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 participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to: ABSTRACT: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon cutaneous disease, presenting with recurrent painful ulcerations most commonly on the lower extremities...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139608/current-state-of-screening-high-ace-youth-and-emerging-adults-in-primary-care
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Michelle Pardee, Elizabeth Kuzma, Chin Hwa Gina Y Dahlem, Nicole Boucher, Cynthia S Darling-Fisher
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Trauma comes in many forms, including interpersonal, community, and institutional trauma. The adverse childhood event (ACE) studies demonstrated that adverse experiences in childhood can have a profound, cumulative impact on the course of health and development over a lifetime. It is critical for healthcare providers, such as nurse practitioners (NPs), working in primary care to screen adolescents and emerging adults for a history of ACEs and trauma. A review of current assessment tools used in assessing this population in health settings is needed to determine how screening for ACEs is being performed...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067780/after-hours-on-call-experience-during-primary-care-nurse-practitioner-education-utilizing-standard-scenarios-and-simulated-patients
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Michelle M Kelly, Elizabeth Blunt, Kelly Nestor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Few nurse practitioner (NP) programs include an after-hours/on-call component in their clinical preparation of NP students. This role is expected in many primary and specialty care practices, and is one that students feel unprepared to competently navigate. METHODS: Utilizing simulated callers as patients or parents, NP students participated in a simulated after-hours/on-call experience that included receiving the call, managing the patient, and submitting documentation of the encounter...
October 25, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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/29023584/intravenous-fluid-prescribing-errors-in-children-mixed-methods-analysis-of-critical-incidents
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Richard L Conn, Steven McVea, Angela Carrington, Tim Dornan
INTRODUCTION: Recent National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines aim to improve intravenous (IV) fluid prescribing for children, but existing evidence about how and why fluid prescribing errors occur is limited. Studying this can lead to more effective implementation, through education and systems design. AIMS: Identify types of IV fluid prescribing errors reported in practiceAnalyse factors that contribute to errorsProvide guidance to educators and those responsible for designing systems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914678/update-topical-antimicrobial-agents-for-chronic-wounds
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R Gary Sibbald, James A Elliott, Luvneed Verma, Alisa Brandon, Reneeka Persaud, Elizabeth A Ayello
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on the use of topical antimicrobial agents for the treatment of chronic wounds. 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. Examine features of wounds and wound healing as well as the purpose of specific antimicrobial agents...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893343/physiotherapy-as-first-point-of-contact-service-for-patients-with-musculoskeletal-complaints-understanding-the-challenges-of-implementation
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Fiona Moffatt, Rob Goodwin, Paul Hendrick
BACKGROUND: Primary care faces unprecedented challenges. A move towards a more comprehensive, multi-disciplinary service delivery model has been proposed as a means with which to secure more sustainable services for the future. One seemingly promising response has been the implementation of physiotherapy self-referral schemes, however there is a significant gap in the literature regarding implementation. Aim This evaluation aimed to explore how the professionals and practice staff involved in the delivery of an in-practice physiotherapy self-referral scheme understood the service, with a focus on perceptions of value, barriers and impact...
September 12, 2017: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886738/gaps-in-care-for-patients-with-memory-deficits-after-stroke-views-of-healthcare-providers
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Eugene Yee Hing Tang, Christopher Price, Blossom Christa Maree Stephan, Louise Robinson, Catherine Exley
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a common cause of physical disability but is also strongly associated with cognitive impairment and a risk for future dementia. Despite national clinical guidelines, the service provided for stroke survivors with cognitive and memory difficulties varies across localities. This study critically evaluated the views of healthcare professionals about barriers and facilitators to their care. METHODS: Seventeen semi-structured individual interviews were conducted by a single interviewer with both primary and secondary care clinicians in regular contact with stroke-survivors...
September 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885951/providers-perspectives-on-barriers-and-facilitators-to-connecting-women-veterans-to-alcohol-related-care-from-primary-care
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Traci H Abraham, Eleanor T Lewis, Michael A Cucciare
BACKGROUND: Unhealthy drinking is relatively common among women U.S. military Veterans. Primary care is often the setting where patients first come into contact with the health care system, and providers in this setting play a critical role in connecting unhealthy drinkers to appropriate care. Little is known about primary care providers' perspectives on factors that affect whether women Veterans presenting to primary care with unhealthy drinking connect to alcohol-related care. Understanding factors that affect whether patients connect to alcohol-related care may improve providers' ability to support women Veterans with unhealthy drinking get needed care...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858221/telemonitoring-via-self-report-and-video-review-in-community-palliative-care-a-case-report
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Deidre D Morgan, Kate Swetenham, Timothy H M To, David C Currow, Jennifer J Tieman
Continuous monitoring and management of a person's symptoms and performance status are critical for the delivery of effective palliative care. This monitoring occurs routinely in inpatient settings; however, such close evaluation in the community has remained elusive. Patient self-reporting using telehealth offers opportunities to identify symptom escalation and functional decline in real time, and facilitate timely proactive management. We report the case of a 57-year-old man with advanced non-small cell lung cancer who participated in a telehealth trial run by a community palliative care service...
August 31, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857487/improving-the-care-of-veterans-the-role-of-nurse-practitioners-in-team-based-population-health-management
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Alexandra Hobson, Alexa Curtis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Improving healthcare delivery for U.S. veterans is a national priority. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employs a variety of team-based, population health strategies to address critical issues in veterans' health including the effective management of chronic disease. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are integral members of the VHA patient care team with a substantial role to play in the organization and delivery of healthcare services for veterans. This report explores the contributions of NPs in team-based, population health strategies within the VHA...
August 31, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856134/interprofessional-oral-health-education-improves-knowledge-confidence-and-practice-for-pediatric-healthcare-providers
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Devon Cooper, JungSoo Kim, Karen Duderstadt, Ray Stewart, Brent Lin, Abbey Alkon
Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic childhood disease in the United States. Dental caries affects the health of 60-90% of school-aged children worldwide. The prevalence of untreated early childhood dental caries is 19% for children 2-5 years of age in the U.S. Some factors that contribute to the progression of dental caries include socioeconomic status, access to dental care, and lack of anticipatory guidance. The prevalence of dental caries remains highest for children from specific ethnic or racial groups, especially those living in underserved areas where there may be limited access to a dentist...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805350/predicting-student-success-in-nurse-practitioner-programs
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Angela Richard-Eaglin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Criteria for admission to nurse practitioner (NP) and other professional programs provide a snapshot of students' potential for success in those programs. Critical examination of admission criteria is a vital component of ensuring timely matriculation and completion of NP programs. The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between admission criteria and student progression and completion of NP programs. METHODS: A retrospective review of 150 randomly selected student records from a total of 232 available records was conducted...
October 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766418/benefits-of-and-barriers-to-family-witnessed-resuscitation-in-practice
#17
Caroline Drewe
This article, discussing family-witnessed resuscitation, is the first in a series providing nurses with information about essential aspects of critical care. Family-witnessed resuscitation is not common practice in healthcare settings, despite its well-documented benefits. Lack of implementation arises because of fear and anxiety among healthcare practitioners about the potential negative consequences for the patient, the family and themselves. However, research has suggested that addressing these concerns could positively affect practice and increase the number of cases of family-witnessed resuscitation...
August 2, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759883/challenges-to-the-census-international-trends-and-a-need-to-consider-public-health-benefits
#18
REVIEW
R T Wilson, S H Hasanali, M Sheikh, S Cramer, G Weinberg, A Firth, S H Weiss, C L Soskolne
The Canadian government decision to cancel the mandatory long-form census in 2010 (subsequently restored in 2015), along with similar discussions in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA), have brought the purpose and use of census data into focus for epidemiologists and public health professionals. Policy decision-makers should be well-versed in the public health importance of accurate and reliable census data for emergency preparedness planning, controlling disease outbreaks, and for addressing health concerns among vulnerable populations including the elderly, low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, and special residential groups (e...
October 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701889/education-for-community-based-family-medicine-a-social-need-in-the-real-world
#19
REVIEW
Shin-Ichi Taniguchi, Daeho Park, Kazuoki Inoue, Toshihiro Hamada
One of the most critical social problems in Japan is the remarkable increase in the aging population. Elderly patients with a variety of complications and issues other than biomedical problems such as dementia and life support with nursing care have been also increasing. Ever since the Japanese economy started to decline after the economic bubble burst of 1991 and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008, how we can resolve health problems of the elderly at a lower cost has become one of our most challenging social issues...
June 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660736/how-to-write-abstracts-for-manuscripts-presentations-and-grants-maximizing-information-in-a-30-s-sound-bite-world
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Patricia F Pearce, Laurie Anne Ferguson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Exponential growth of published conference and manuscript material, increasingly available electronic access, and heightened expectations for short, quick, and available information have propelled the written abstract into a position of extreme importance for nurse practitioners (NPs). NPs can leverage their abstract writing, to maximize exposure of their work, through presentations, publications, and grants. The purpose of this article is to detail the significance of abstract use and relevance for NPs, and to provide useful details and helpful hints for writing effective and strategic abstracts in a heavily electronic and 30-s sound bite world...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
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