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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784244/rehabilitation-of-the-laryngectomised-patient-recommendations-of-the-spanish-society-of-otolaryngology-and-head-and-neck-surgery
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Pedro Díaz de Cerio Canduela, Ismael Arán González, Rafael Barberá Durban, Alexander Sistiaga Suárez, Marc Tobed Secall, Pablo L Parente Arias
Total laryngectomy remains essential treatment for locally advanced laryngeal carcinoma, related to better survival rates. However, it involves changes for the patient, such as the inability to communicate verbally, breathing or aesthetic changes, which affect their quality of life and require comprehensive rehabilitation. This paper was written by the total laryngectomy rehabilitation workgroup of the National Head and Neck and Skull Base working committee of the Spanish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery...
May 18, 2018: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779548/utilization-and-economic-contribution-of-psychiatric-mental-health-nurse-practitioners-in-public-behavioral-health-services
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Susan A Chapman, Bethany J Phoenix, Talia E Hahn, Deborah C Strod
INTRODUCTION: Expanded insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act and parity in behavioral health coverage have increased demand for services. Yet there is a persistent shortage in the behavioral health workforce. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) may be part of the solution to shortages but are not yet fully utilized. The purpose of this study was to describe how PMHNPs are utilized, identify barriers to full utilization, and assess PMHNPs' economic contribution in public behavioral health systems...
June 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779545/counseling-psychological-and-social-services-staffing-policies-in-u-s-school-districts
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Nancy Brener, Zewditu Demissie
INTRODUCTION: Schools are in a unique position to meet the mental and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents because approximately 95% of young people aged 7-17 years attend school. Little is known, however, about policies related to counseling, psychological, and social services staffing in school districts. This study analyzed the prevalence of such policies in public school districts in the U.S. METHODS: Data from four cycles (2000, 2006, 2012, and 2016) of the School Health Policies and Practices Study, a national survey periodically conducted to assess policies and practices for ten components of school health, were analyzed in 2017...
June 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778934/spatial-accessibility-of-primary-health-care-in-china-a-case-study-in-sichuan-province
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Xiuli Wang, Huazhen Yang, Zhanqi Duan, Jay Pan
Access to primary health care is considered a fundamental right and an important facilitator of overall population health. Township health centers (THCs) and Community health centers (CHCs) serve as central hubs of China's primary health care system and have been emphasized during recent health care reforms. Accessibility of these hubs is poorly understood and a better understanding of the current situation is essential for proper decision making. This study assesses spatial access to health care provided by primary health care institutions (THCs/CHCs) in Sichuan Province as a microcosm in China...
May 10, 2018: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778584/evaluating-the-capacity-of-california-s-publicly-funded-universities-to-provide-medication-abortion
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Sarah Raifman, Patricia Anderson, Shelly Kaller, Diane Tober, Daniel Grossman
OBJECTIVE: To explore the capacity of the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) student health centers to provide medication abortion (MA), to identify gaps in resources required to implement proposed Senate Bill 320, which would mandate the provision of MA on UC and CSU campuses, and to explore California student health center staff perspectives on the benefits and challenges of providing MA. STUDY DESIGN: UC and CSU student health center (SHC) staff participated in a self-administered online survey; we conducted in-depth data collection including site visits and conference calls at a subset of campuses...
May 17, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778434/implementation-of-multimodal-infection-control-and-hand-hygiene-strategies-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-greece-a-cross-sectional-benchmarking-survey
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Evangelos I Kritsotakis, Eirini Astrinaki, Argyri Messaritaki, Achilleas Gikas
BACKGROUND: In this first attempt to suggest achievable standards for improvement in hospital infection prevention and control (IPC) in Greece, we assessed main IPC structure and process indicators emphasizing hand hygiene. METHODS: Acute-care hospitals across the country participated in a cross-sectional survey by completing the World Health Organization Hand Hygiene Self-assessment Framework (HHSAF) and by providing hospital-level IPC indicators. RESULTS: Seventeen hospitals completed the survey, comprising 14% of the country's public hospitals...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773355/pain-assessment-and-management-by-nurses-in-a-geriatric-setting-discrepancies-between-guidelines-and-documented-practice
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Irit Shahar, Gad Mendelson, Shlomit Gerbi, Merav Ben Natan
Pain is a common subjective symptom among older adults in general and among older adult residents in long-term geriatric facilities in particular. Pain diminishes older adults' quality of life and may impair their ability to recover from various illnesses. Therefore, the Israeli Ministry of Health has issued guidelines on effectively assessing and treating pain in this population. To examine discrepancies between the Ministry of Health's pain assessment guidelines and documented practice by nursing staff at a long-term geriatric care facility and whether these discrepancies correlate to characteristics of the nurses, the wards, and the patients' characteristics...
May 14, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771668/approximate-dynamic-programming-combining-regional-and-local-state-following-approximations
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Patryk Deptula, Joel A Rosenfeld, Rushikesh Kamalapurkar, Warren E Dixon
An infinite-horizon optimal regulation problem for a control-affine deterministic system is solved online using a local state following (StaF) kernel and a regional model-based reinforcement learning (R-MBRL) method to approximate the value function. Unlike traditional methods such as R-MBRL that aim to approximate the value function over a large compact set, the StaF kernel approach aims to approximate the value function in a local neighborhood of the state that travels within a compact set. In this paper, the value function is approximated using a state-dependent convex combination of the StaF-based and the R-MBRL-based approximations...
June 2018: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770560/how-nurses-restore-and-maintain-mobility-in-hospitalised-older-people-an-integrative-literature-review
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Stephanie Constantin, Sherry Dahlke
AIM: The aim of this integrative review of the literature was to evaluate and summarise current research about how nurses maintain and improve hospitalised older peoples' mobility levels. BACKGROUND: Older persons make up the majority of healthcare recipients, and they are at risk to experience significant decline in their mobility once hospitalised. This can result in longer hospitalisations or nursing home admissions. Currently, it is not well understood how nurses maintain and restore mobility of hospitalised older persons...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Older People Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768733/assessment-of-nursing-workload-in-adult-psychiatric-inpatient-units-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
C Sousa, P Seabra
DFINTRODUCTION: No systematic reviews on measurement tools in adult psychiatric inpatient settings exist in the literature, and thus, further research is required on ways to identify approaches to calculate safe nurse staffing levels based on patients' care needs in adult psychiatric inpatient units. AIM: To identify instruments that enable an assessment of nursing workload in psychiatric settings. Method A scoping review was conducted. RESULTS: Four studies were identified, with five instruments used to support the calculation of staff needs and workload...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768698/financial-viability-of-emergency-department-observation-unit-billing-models
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Christopher W Baugh, Pawan Suri, Christopher G Caspers, Michael A Granovsky, Keith Neal, Michael A Ross
BACKGROUND: Outpatients receive observation services to determine the need for inpatient admission. These services are usually provided without the use of condition-specific protocols and in an unstructured manner, scattered throughout a hospital in areas typically designated for inpatient care. Emergency department observation units (EDOUs) use protocolized care to offer an efficient alternative with shorter lengths of stay, lower costs and higher patient satisfaction. EDOU growth is limited by existing policy barriers that prevent a "two-service" model of separate professional billing for both emergency and observation services...
May 16, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767795/quality-measurement-in-physician-staffed-emergency-medical-services-a-systematic-literature-review
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Helge Haugland, Oddvar Uleberg, Pål Klepstad, Andreas Krüger, Marius Rehn
Purpose: Quality measurement of physician-staffed emergency medical services (P-EMS) is necessary to improve service quality. Knowledge and consensus on this topic are scarce, making quality measurement of P-EMS a high-priority research area. The aim of this review was to identify, describe and evaluate studies of quality measurement in P-EMS. Data sources: The databases of MEDLINE and Embase were searched initially, followed by a search for included article citations in Scopus...
May 15, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760853/emergency-physicians-at-war
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REVIEW
Andrew E Muck, Melissa Givens, Vikhyat S Bebarta, Phillip E Mason, Craig Goolsby
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-A) in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) represent the first major, sustained wars in which emergency physicians (EPs) fully participated as an integrated part of the military's health system. EPs proved invaluable in the deployments, and they frequently used the full spectrum of trauma and medical care skills. The roles EPs served expanded over the years of the conflicts and demonstrated the unique skill set of emergency medicine (EM) training. EPs supported elite special operations units, served in medical command positions, and developed and staffed flying intensive care units...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760847/decreased-nursing-staffing-adversely-affects-emergency-department-throughput-metrics
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Zachariah Ramsey, Joseph S Palter, John Hardwick, Jordan Moskoff, Errick L Christian, John Bailitz
Introduction: The effect of nurse staffing on emergency department (ED) efficiency remains a significant area of interest to administrators, physicians, and nurses. We believe that decreased nursing staffing adversely affects key ED throughput metrics. Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational review of our electronic medical record database from 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015 at a high-volume, urban public hospital. We report nursing hours, door-to-discharge length of stay (LOS) and door-to-admit LOS, and percentage of patients who left without being seen (LWBS)...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759848/the-health-care-system-is-making-too-much-noise-to-provide-family-centred-care-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-perspectives-of-health-care-providers-and-hospital-administrators
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Karen M Benzies, Vibhuti Shah, Khalid Aziz, Abhay Lodha, Renée Misfeldt
AIM: To describe the perspectives of health care providers and hospital administrators on their experiences of providing care for infants in Level II neonatal intensive care units and their families. RESEARCH METHODS: We conducted 36 qualitative interviews with neonatal health care providers and hospital administrators and analysed data using a descriptive interpretive approach. SETTING: 10 Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Units in a single, integrated health care system in one Canadian province...
May 11, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758950/simulated-medication-errors-a-means-of-evaluating-healthcare-professionals-knowledge-and-understanding-of-medication-safety
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Hesty Utami Ramadaniati, Jeffery David Hughes, Ya Ping Lee, Lynne Maree Emmerton
OBJECTIVE: To determine multi-disciplinary perceptions of the clinical significance of medication errors (MEs), the responsible health professional(s), the contributing factors and potential preventive strategies. METHODS: The five simulated ME cases represented errors from five wards at a children's hospital in Australia. Pre-determined answers for each case were developed through consensus among the researchers. The root cause analysis (RCA) was undertaken via a questionnaire disseminated to physicians, nurses and pharmacists at the study hospital to seek their opinions on the ME cases...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758128/nurses-perceptions-of-patient-safety-culture-in-three-hospitals-in-saudi-arabia
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Nahed Alquwez, Jonas Preposi Cruz, Ahmed Mohammed Almoghairi, Raid Salman Al-Otaibi, Khalid Obaid Almutairi, Jerico G Alicante, Paolo C Colet
PURPOSE: To assess the present patient safety culture of three general hospitals in Saudi Arabia, as perceived by nurses. DESIGN: This study utilized a descriptive, cross-sectional design. METHODS: A convenience sample of 351 nurses working in three general hospitals in the central region of Saudi Arabia was surveyed in this study using the Hospital Survey of Patients' Safety Culture (HSOPSC) from October 2016 to April 2017. RESULTS: From the 12 composites of the HSOPSC, the nurses perceived only the following two patient safety areas as strengths: teamwork within units and organizational learning-continuous improvement...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758117/associations-among-nursing-work-environment-and-health-promoting-behaviors-of-nurses-and-nursing-performance-quality-a-multilevel-modeling-approach
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Hyeonmi Cho, Kihye Han
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the relationships among the unit-level nursing work environment and individual-level health-promoting behaviors of hospital nurses in South Korea and their perceived nursing performance quality. METHODS: This study used a cross-sectional design. Data were collected using self-reported questionnaires from 432 nurses in 57 units at five hospitals in South Korea. Nursing performance quality, nursing work environment, and health-promoting behaviors were measured using the Six Dimension Scale of Nursing Performance, Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index, and Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile-II, respectively...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757916/filling-the-gaps-preparing-nurse-practitioners-for-hospitalist-practice
#19
Sharon E Bryant
Over the last 20 years, the emergence of the hospitalist has changed the face of medicine. Hospitalists may serve as either general or specialty-focused providers caring for acutely ill patients in the hospital setting. As the demands and constraints of hospital-specific patient management have continued to grow, an increased need for inclusion of nurse practitioners (NP) into current hospitalist staffing models has occurred. A hospitalist-focused educational model has been developed to better prepare NP students for a variety of hospitalist roles after graduation...
January 2018: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757368/the-long-noncoding-rna-landscape-of-neuroendocrine-prostate-cancer-and-its-clinical-implications
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Varune Rohan Ramnarine, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Fan Mo, Noushin Nabavi, Nicholas Erho, Mandeep Takhar, Robert Shukin, Sonal Brahmbhatt, Alexander Gawronski, Maxim Kobelev, Mannan Nouri, Dong Lin, Harrison Tsai, Tamara L Lotan, R Jefferey Karnes, Mark A Rubin, Amina Zoubeidi, Martin E Gleave, Cenk Sahinalp, Alexander W Wyatt, Stanislav V Volik, Himisha Beltran, Elai Davicioni, Yuzhuo Wang, Colin C Collins
Background: Treatment induced neuroendocrine prostate cancer (tNEPC) is an aggressive variant of late-stage metastatic castrate resistant (mCRPC) prostate cancer that commonly arises through neuroendocrine transdifferentiation (NEtD). Treatment options are limited, ineffective, and for most patients, results in death in less than a year. We previously developed a first-in-field patient-derived xenograft (PDX) model of NEtD. Longitudinal deep transcriptome profiling of this model enabled monitoring of dynamic transcriptional changes during NEtD and in the context of androgen deprivation...
May 10, 2018: GigaScience
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