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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748639/how-nurses-cope-with-patient-death-a-systematic-review-and-qualitative-meta-synthesis
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REVIEW
Ruishuang Zheng, Susan Fiona Lee, Melissa Jane Bloomer
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To review literature on nurses' coping strategies with patient death. BACKGROUND: dealing with the loss of a patient was viewed as one of the most demanding and challenging encounters in clinical practice. Those nurses who are not competent in coping with patient death may be inadequate in supporting dying patients and their family members, and minimize the quality of end-of-life care. To get a broader understanding of how nurses cope with patient death and to develop meaningful and effective interventions, a systematic review which would help underpin the multidimensional approaches is needed...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747953/current-epidemiological-data-on-asthma-management-in-south-korea-from-qualitative-assessment-of-asthma-management-by-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-hira
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REVIEW
So Ri Kim, Yong Chul Lee, Myung Ju Sung, Hye Won Bae
Since 2015, the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) has performed annual qualitative assessments of asthma management provided by all medical institutions that care for asthma patients in Korea. According to the third report of qualitative assessment of asthma management in 2017, the assessment appears to have contributed to improving the quality of asthma care provided by medical institutions, especially primary clinics. However, there is still a gap between the ideal goals of asthma management and actual health care policies/regulations in real clinical settings, which leads to the state of standstill with respect to the quality of asthma management despite considerable efforts such as the qualitative assessment of asthma management by national agencies such as the HIRA...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747944/impact-of-post-hospital-cardiac-rehabilitation-on-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-after-surgical-treatment-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Józefa Dąbek, Ewelina Pyka, Joanna Piotrkowicz, Krystian Stachoń, Grażyna Bonek-Wytrych
INTRODUCTION: The quality of life of cardiovascular patients is worse than that of healthy individuals. Pain, dyspnea, and fatigue impair daily activities, which in turn leads to decreased life satisfaction and emotional deterioration. The objective of comprehensive treatment, including early rehabilitation, is to reduce the risk of complications, progression, and recurrence of the disease, as well as to restore, maintain, or improve all aspects of the patient's quality of life to the greatest extent possible...
June 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747353/effectiveness-of-a-low-cost-graduate-student-led-intervention-on-study-habits-and-performance-in-introductory-biology
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Tyler D Hoskins, J D Gantz, Blake R Chaffee, Kel Arlinghaus, James Wiebler, Michael Hughes, Joyce J Fernandes
Institutions have developed diverse approaches that vary in effectiveness and cost to improve student performance in introductory science, technology, engineering, and mathematics courses. We developed a low-cost, graduate student-led, metacognition-based study skills course taught in conjunction with the introductory biology series at Miami University. Our approach aimed to improve performance for underachieving students by combining an existing framework for the process of learning (the study cycle) with concrete tools (outlines and concept maps) that have been shown to encourage deep understanding...
2017: CBE Life Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747244/are-nurses-meeting-the-needs-of-men-in-primary-care
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Del Lovett, Bodil Rasmussen, Carol Holden, Patricia M Livingston
Meeting men's health needs by improving healthcare service access is a key objective of comprehensive primary health care. The aims of this qualitative study were to explore the perception of nurses in men's health services and to describe men's expectation of the nurse. The comparative component identifies the barriers and facilitators to improved access to health services. A purposive sample of 19 nurses and 20 men was recruited from metropolitan and regional settings in the state of Victoria, Australia, and each participant was interviewed individually or as part of three focus groups...
July 27, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746274/male-to-female-sex-reassignment-surgery-using-the-combined-technique-leads-to-increased-quality-of-life-in-a-prospective-study
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Nikolaos A Papadopulos, Dmitry Zavlin, Jean-Daniel Lellé, Peter Herschbach, Gerhard Henrich, Laszlo Kovacs, Benjamin Ehrenberger, Hans-Günther Machens, Jürgen Schaff
BACKGROUND: The authors' previous research showed that various plastic surgical procedures can increase a patient's quality of life in its different aspects. In a prospective setting, they evaluated whether sex reassignment surgery has similar effects for male-to-female transgender patients compared to baseline data before sex reassignment surgery. METHODS: All 39 patients who underwent their first-stage male-to-female sex reassignment surgery between October of 2012 and January of 2014 received one set of questionnaires preoperatively (time 0) and approximately 6 months after their final operation (time 1)...
August 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746072/accreditation-of-medical-education-programs-moving-from-student-outcomes-to-continuous-quality-improvement-measures
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Danielle Blouin, Ara Tekian
Accreditation of undergraduate medical education programs aims to ensure the quality of medical education and promote quality improvement, with the ultimate goal of providing optimal patient care. Direct linkages between accreditation and education quality are, however, difficult to establish. The literature examining the impact of accreditation predominantly focuses on student outcomes, such as performances on national examinations. However, student outcomes present challenges with regard to data availability, comparability, and contamination...
July 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746070/what-the-nonteaching-service-can-teach-us
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Allen B Repp, Jason C Bartsch, Mark E Pasanen
"Teaching" services usually incorporate a cadre of learners such as resident physicians and medical students as part of the care team, led by a faculty physician. "Nonteaching" services, in contrast, are usually defined by the absence of resident physicians on the care team. The care for patients on a nonteaching service is frequently managed directly by a faculty or nonfaculty physician. Nonteaching services have grown in number and size at academic medical centers (AMCs) in response to regulatory requirements, operational demands, and efforts to improve clinical education...
July 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745788/the-application-value-of-continuous-nursing-for-home-oxygen-therapy-of-patients-in-the-stable-phase-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Y-L Yu, X-S Zheng, X-X Han, M-J Sun
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the application value of continuous nursing in improving the effects of home oxygen therapy for patients in the stable phase of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients in the stable phase of COPD (n=106) were selected and divided into the control group and observation group based on parity digit of their admission number. There were 53 cases in each group. The patients in the control group received COPD health education at discharge, while the observation group received continuous nursing...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745520/effects-of-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-insomnia-on-sleep-related-cognitions-among-patients-with-stable-heart-failure
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Nancy S Redeker, Sangchoon Jeon, Laura Andrews, John Cline, Vahid Mohsenin, Daniel Jacoby
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) improves insomnia and fatigue among chronic heart failure (HF) patients, but the extent to which sleep-related cognitions explain CBT-I outcomes in these patients is unknown. We examined the effects of CBT-I on sleep-related cognitions, associations between changes in sleep-related cognitions and changes in sleep and symptoms after CBT-I, and the extent to which cognitions mediated the effects of CBT-I. PARTICIPANTS: Stable New York Heart Association Class II-III HF patients (total n = 51; n = 26/51...
July 26, 2017: Behavioral Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745210/variability-in-threshold-for-medication-error-reporting-between-physicians-nurses-pharmacists-and-families
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Patricia Keefer, Kelley Kidwell, Candace Lengyel, Kavita Warrier, Deborah Wagner
BACKGROUND: Voluntary medication error reporting is an imperfect resource used to improve the quality of medication administration. It requires judgment by front-line staff to determine how to report enough to identify opportunities to improve patient safety but not jeopardize that safety by creating a culture of "report fatigue." OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide information on interpretability of medication error and the variability between subgroups of caregivers in the hospital setting...
July 24, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745007/better-arthritis-care-what-training-do-community-based-health-professionals-need-to-improve-their-care-of-people-with-arthritis-a-delphi-study
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J Erwin, K Edwards, A Woolf, S Whitcombe, S Kilty
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to identify the competencies that non-specialist community-based nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) need to enable them to assess, care for and manage arthritis appropriately. METHODS: A Delphi survey with an expert panel of 43 rheumatology specialists and expert patients was used to identify the competencies needed by community-based nurses and AHPs to enable them to improve their care of people with arthritis...
July 26, 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744700/evaluation-of-the-completeness-data-quality-and-timeliness-of-fetal-mortality-surveillance-in-wyoming-2006-2013
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Alexia V Harrist, Ashley Busacker, Charlan D Kroelinger
Purpose The number of fetal deaths in the United States each year exceeds that of infant deaths. High quality fetal death certificate data are necessary for states to effectively address preventable fetal deaths. We evaluated completeness of detection of fetal deaths among Wyoming residents that occur out-of-state, quality of cause-of-death data, and timeliness of Wyoming fetal death certificate registration during 2006-2013. Description The numbers of out-of-state fetal deaths among Wyoming residents recorded by Wyoming surveillance and reported by the National Vital Statistics System were compared...
July 25, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744111/the-long-term-effects-of-the-health-coaching-self-management-program-for-nursing-home-residents
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Yeon-Hwan Park, Sun-Hee Moon, Ji-Yeon Ha, Min-Hye Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Little is known about whether a self-management program for nursing-home residents (NHR) with cognitive impairment is likely to have an impact on the care of this growing population. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the health-coaching self-management program for NHR (HCSMP-NHR) on 1) self-efficacy and goal attainment scaling (GAS), 2) health status and quality of life (QoL) among older people, including those with cognitive impairment, in Korean nursing homes...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743855/evaluation-of-an-occupational-health-educational-program-based-on-alumni-perceptions-in-iran-structural-equation-model
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Semira Mehralizadeh, Alireza Dehdashti, Masoud Motalebi Kashani
Purpose: Evaluating educational program can improve the quality of education that learners receive. The present study evaluated undergraduate occupational health educational program at Medical sciences university of Semnan, Iran, focused on the associations between alumni perceptions of learning environment and outcomes in occupational health program. Methods: cross-sectional questionnaire survey was carried out among alumni of occupational health enrolled in an undergraduate program...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743592/piloting-water-quality-testing-coupled-with-a-national-socioeconomic-survey-in-yogyakarta-province-indonesia-towards-tracking-of-sustainable-development-goal-6
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Aidan A Cronin, Mitsunori Odagiri, Bheta Arsyad, Mariet Tetty Nuryetty, Gantjang Amannullah, Hari Santoso, Kristin Darundiyah, Nur 'Aisyah Nasution
There remains a pressing need for systematic water quality monitoring strategies to assess drinking water safety and to track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This study incorporated water quality testing into an existing national socioeconomic survey in Yogyakarta province, Indonesia; the first such study in Indonesia in terms of SDG tracking. Multivariate regression analysis assessed the association between faecal and nitrate contamination and drinking water sources household drinking water adjusted for wealth, education level, type of water sources and type of sanitation facilities...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743340/-ventilator-bundle-guided-by-context-of-jci-settings-can-effectively-reduce-the-morbidity-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Lili Zhao, Lili Liu, Jing Chen, Caili Yang, Jianjian Nie, Minwei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of improving the compliance of ventilator bundle on morbidity of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) guided by context of Joint Commission International (JCI) settings, and to study the oral care efficacy of suction tube sponge brush. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. The patients who needed MV admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742913/the-effect-of-nursing-quality-improvement-and-mobile-health-interventions-on-infant-sleep-practices-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Rachel Y Moon, Fern R Hauck, Eve R Colson, Ann L Kellams, Nicole L Geller, Timothy Heeren, Stephen M Kerr, Emily E Drake, Kawai Tanabe, Mary McClain, Michael J Corwin
Importance: Inadequate adherence to recommendations known to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death has contributed to a slowing in the decline of these deaths. Objective: To assess the effectiveness of 2 interventions separately and combined to promote infant safe sleep practices compared with control interventions. Design, Setting, and Participants: Four-group cluster randomized clinical trial of mothers of healthy term newborns who were recruited between March 2015 and May 2016 at 16 US hospitals with more than 100 births annually...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742774/improving-adherence-to-intraoperative-lung-protective-ventilation-strategies-at-a-university-medical-center
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Sean A Josephs, Gretchen A Lemmink, Judith A Strong, Cassandra L Barry, William E Hurford
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative lung-protective ventilation (ILPV) is defined as tidal volumes <8 mL/kg ideal bodyweight and is increasingly a standard of care for major abdominal surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia. In this study, we report the result of a quality improvement initiative targeted at improving adherence to ILPV guidelines in a large academic teaching hospital. METHODS: We performed a time-series study to determine whether anesthesia provider adherence to ILPV was affected by certain improvement interventions and patient ideal body weight (IBW)...
July 24, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742732/educational-colonoscopy-video-enhances-bowel-preparation-quality-and-comprehension-in-an-inner-city-population
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Ajish Pillai, Radha Menon, David Oustecky, Asyia Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Quality of bowel preparation and patient knowledge remains a major barrier for completing colorectal cancer screening. Few studies have tested unique ways to impact patient understanding centering on interactive computer programs, pictures, and brochures. Two studies explored instructional videos but focused on patient compliance and anxiety as endpoints. Furthermore, excessive video length and content may limit their impact on a broad patient population. No study so far has studied a video's impact on preparation quality and patient understanding of the colonoscopy procedure...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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