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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922228/anesthesia-capacity-in-ghana-a-teaching-hospital-s-resources-and-the-national-workforce-and-education
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Mark A Brouillette, Alfred J Aidoo, Maria A Hondras, Nana A Boateng, Akwasi Antwi-Kusi, William Addison, Alec R Hermanson
BACKGROUND: Quality anesthetic care is lacking in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Global health leaders call for perioperative capacity reports in limited-resource settings to guide improved health care initiatives. We describe a teaching hospital's resources and the national workforce and education in this LMIC capacity report. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, during 4 weeks in August 2016...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919771/the-challenge-of-perioperative-pain-management-in-opioid-tolerant-patients
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REVIEW
Flaminia Coluzzi, Francesca Bifulco, Arturo Cuomo, Mario Dauri, Claudio Leonardi, Rita Maria Melotti, Silvia Natoli, Patrizia Romualdi, Gennaro Savoia, Antonio Corcione
The increasing number of opioid users among chronic pain patients, and opioid abusers among the general population, makes perioperative pain management challenging for health care professionals. Anesthesiologists, surgeons, and nurses should be familiar with some pharmacological phenomena which are typical of opioid users and abusers, such as tolerance, physical dependence, hyperalgesia, and addiction. Inadequate pain management is very common in these patients, due to common prejudices and fears. The target of preoperative evaluation is to identify comorbidities and risk factors and recognize signs and symptoms of opioid abuse and opioid withdrawal...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919125/multi-institution-analysis-of-infection-control-practices-identifies-the-subset-associated-with-best-surgical-site-infection-performance-a-texas-alliance-for-surgical-quality-collaborative-project
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Catherine H Davis, Lillian S Kao, Jason B Fleming, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: In an effort to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) rates, a large number of infection control practices (ICPs), including operating room attire policies, have been recommended. However, few have proven benefits and many are costly, time-consuming, and detrimental to provider morale. The goal of this multi-institution study was to determine which ICPs are associated with lower postoperative SSI rates. STUDY DESIGN: Twenty American College of Surgeons NSQIP and Texas Alliance for Surgical Quality-affiliated hospitals completed this Quality Improvement Assessment Board-approved study...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900757/low-incidence-of-postoperative-urinary-retention-with-the-use-of-a-nurse-led-bladder-scan-protocol-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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N P Kort, Y Bemelmans, R Vos, M G M Schotanus
PURPOSE: Postoperative urinary retention (POUR), defined as the inability to empty the bladder voluntary after surgery, is a commonly reported complication. This study reports the incidence and possible risk factors for POUR after elective fast-track hip or knee arthroplasty when using a nurse-led bladder scan protocol. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included data from 803 patients who underwent unilateral hip or knee arthroplasty. Patients' digital clinical records were reviewed for eligibility...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898714/effect-of-follow-up-by-a-hospital-diabetes-care-team-on-diabetes-control-at-one-year-after-discharge-from-the-hospital
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Rajesh Garg, Shelley Hurwitz, Raquel Rein, Brooke Schuman, Patricia Underwood, Shreya Bhandari
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of continued follow-up by a hospital diabetes team on HbA1c at 1-year after discharge. METHODS: Adults with HbA1c ≥8% (64mmol/mol), undergoing an elective surgery, were treated in the perioperative period and randomized to continued care (CC) or the usual care (UC) after discharge. Patients in the CC group received weekly to monthly phone calls from a diabetes specialist nurse practitioner (NP) to review their home blood glucose values, diet, exercise, and medications...
August 24, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891822/panniculectomy-perioperative-nursing-considerations
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Maurice Y Nahabedian, Anissa G Nahabedian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2017: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880984/association-of-a-perioperative-education-program-with-unplanned-readmission-following-total-laryngectomy
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Evan M Graboyes, Dorina Kallogjeri, Jan Zerega, Sara Kukuljan, Linda Neal, Kelsey M Rosenquist, Brian Nussenbaum
Importance: Patients undergoing total laryngectomy (TL) are at high risk for 30-day hospital readmission. Strategies to decrease the readmission rate remain unknown. Objectives: To assess the association of a comprehensive perioperative TL education program with unplanned readmissions; to determine the program's association with the rate of readmissions for stomal or tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) complications and patient and caregiver knowledge of and preparedness for TL...
September 7, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875778/a-perioperative-model-and-framework-for-practice-ann-cousley-a-perioperative-model-and-framework-for-practice-and-daphne-martin-eds-m-k-publishing-172pp-%C3%A2-29-9781905539871-1905539878-formula-see-text
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Models and frameworks of nursing are often difficult to understand, and applying this to a specialty that continuously has to justify the fact that nurses are needed in perioperative care provides its own challenges.
September 6, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870303/patient-satisfaction-after-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-realistic-or-imaginary-goal
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REVIEW
Emmanuel Gibon, Marla J Goodman, Stuart B Goodman
This article summarizes the current literature regarding patient satisfaction after total knee arthroplasty. In 10% to 15% of cases, the operation has not met the patients' expectations. The causes of this dissatisfaction are multifactorial, and include patient-related factors, details related to the surgical procedure and prosthesis chosen, perioperative factors, and factors associated with nursing and general medical care. However, surgeons must bear the brunt of patients' dissatisfaction. This dissatisfaction erodes the doctor-patient relationship, and may have implications in an emerging health care economy in which doctors and hospitals are reimbursed based on both clinical outcome and patient satisfaction...
October 2017: Orthopedic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865631/an-integrative-review-of-the-hands-free-technique-in-the-or
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Pamela B Linzer, Sean P Clarke
Sharps injury rates are proportionally higher in perioperative areas than in other practice settings. The hands-free technique (HFT) has been shown to decrease the hazards of sharps injuries when passing sharps during surgery. We reviewed and synthesized research studies regarding compliance with the HFT and factors facilitating its use using a key word search of online databases and a secondary search of references. We reviewed English language studies published since 2001 regarding HFT compliance rates or related factors using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Model and Guidelines...
September 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865630/professional-and-regulatory-infection-control-guidelines-collaboration-to-promote-patient-safety
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Judith L Clayton, Kimberly J Miller
Professional organizations and regulatory agencies collaborate on infection prevention and control guidelines to support preventing and controlling infection in the surgical setting. More specifically, regulatory and accrediting agencies, professional associations, and advisory committees create and promote the use of evidence-based recommendations for preventing surgical site infections. Many agencies perform accreditation surveys to ensure compliance with these standards and guidelines. Perioperative personnel can use these resources to implement and sustain essential processes for infection prevention and control and to facilitate staff member compliance with standards, regulations, and best practices...
September 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864690/interprofessional-team-assessments-of-the-patient-safety-climate-in-swedish-operating-rooms-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Camilla Göras, Maria Unbeck, Ulrica Nilsson, Anna Ehrenberg
BACKGROUND: A positive patient safety climate within teams has been associated with higher safety performance. The aim of this study was to describe and compare attitudes to patient safety among the various professionals in surgical teams in Swedish operating room (OR) departments. A further aim was to study nurse managers in the OR and medical directors' estimations of their staffs' attitudes to patient safety. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey with the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ) was used to elicit estimations from surgical teams...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852473/evaluation-of-operating-room-reverse-trendelenburg-positioning-and-its-effect-on-postoperative-hypoxemia-aspiration-and-length-of-stay-a-retrospective-study-of-consecutive-patients
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C Michael Dunham, Barbara M Hileman, Amy E Hutchinson, Tamara Antonaccio, Elisha A Chance, Gregory S Huang, Gregory Szmaj, Kristen Calabro, Cynthia Bishop, Tyson T Schrickel
BACKGROUND: In 2014, this group published an investigation of surgical patients from 2012 who had substantial rates of postoperative hypoxemia (POH) and perioperative pulmonary aspiration (POPA). Therefore, we investigated whether intraoperative reverse Trendelenburg positioning (RTP) decreases POH and POPA rates. METHODS: Consecutive ASA I-IV surgical patients who had preoperative pulmonary stability requiring general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation were evaluated...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841062/direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-the-real-world-insights-into-appropriate-prescribing-and-medication-use
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Siavash Piran, Jennifer Delaney, Sam Schulman, Mary Salib, Mohamed Panju, Menaka Pai
Background Direct oral anticoagulants are convenient because of their fixed dosing and without laboratory monitoring. There are instructions on avoidance of moisture, no crushing of capsules, and administration with food for some direct oral anticoagulants. Whether patients adhere to this and are prescribed appropriate doses are unknown. Aims To assess direct oral anticoagulant dosing and medication use. Methods Patients ≥18 years old, receiving a direct oral anticoagulant for any diagnosis, were prospectively included...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche en Sciences Infirmières
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828765/fast-track-extubation-in-adult-patients-on-pump-open-heart-surgery-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Hasanat Sharif, Mohammad Hamid, Khalid Samad, Fazal Hameed Khan
Background: Fast-track cardiac surgery programs have been established as the standard of cardiac surgical care. Studies have shown that early extubation in elective cardiac surgery patients, including coronary and non-coronary open-heart surgery patients does not increase perioperative morbidity and mortality. The objective of this observational study was to determine the success and failure profile of fast track extubation (FTE) practice in adult open-heart surgical patients. Methods: The study was conducted at cardiac operating room and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) of a tertiary care hospital for a period of nine months, i...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805096/perioperative-nursing-of-tracheal-silicon-stent-implantation-in-infants-report-on-four-cases
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Deli Li, Xiaoqing Li, Xiuli Yan, Yue Gu, Xueqin Yang, Fanzheng Meng
Since the middle of 2014, totally four tracheal silicon stent implantation were performed in our center. Of them, one case was recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula and the other three cases were tracheomalacia. Specifically, parents' psychological support, infants' nutrition support and airway care were key responses for a nurse before implantation. During the procedure of stent implantation, it was responsible for a nurse to closely monitor the infants and to support operator. After the implantation, airway care and prevention of intra-airway bacterial colonization were important to avoid complications such as hemoptysis or hemorrhage, airway obstruction, and stent displacement...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798876/the-criterion-validity-reliability-and-feasibility-of-an-instrument-for-assessing-the-nursing-intensity-in-perioperative-settings
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Satu Rauta, Sanna Salanterä, Tero Vahlberg, Kristiina Junttila
Patient classification systems generate information for staff allocation based on a patient's care needs. This study aims to test further the instrument for assessing nursing intensity (NI) in perioperative settings. Nine operating departments from five university hospitals were involved. The perioperative nurses gathered data from patients (N = 876) representing different fields of surgery. Reliability was tested by parallel classifications (n = 144). Also, the users' (n = 40) opinions were surveyed. The results support the predictive validity and interrater reliability of the instrument...
2017: Nursing Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790294/-nutrient-assessment-and-perioperative-management-in-esophageal-cancer-patients-undergoing-esophagectomy
#18
Makoto Sohda, Hiroyuki Kuwano
Esophagectomy is a most invasive operation, as compared with other operations of the gastrointestinal tract. Obstructions of the food passageway and the overgrowth of tissue postoperatively may lead to malnutrition. Therefore, significant assessment and management of nutrients is very important for esophageal cancer patients. The body mass index, albumin, the prognostic nutritional index, controlling nutritional status, and the Glasgow Prognostic Score are reported as useful assessment tools for esophageal cancer...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777159/icu-admission-after-surgery-who-benefits
#19
Sadia Ghaffar, Rupert M Pearse, Michael A Gillies
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Death following surgery remains a major cause of death worldwide, and ICU admission following major surgery is considered a standard of care in many healthcare systems. However, ICU resources are finite and expensive, thus identifying those most likely to benefit is of great importance. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in surgical and perioperative management have moved the focus of postoperative care to preventing complications and reducing duration of hospitalisation...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759426/a-descriptive-study-to-assess-quality-of-life-in-egyptian-patients-with-a-stoma
#20
Sherif Boraii
The creation of a stoma changes bodily appearance and function, which can affect quality of life (QOL). A descriptive study using the Short Form 36 (SF-36) questionnaire, an instrument that measures 8 physical and mental health concepts, was conducted to quantify QOL among patients with a stoma and to interpret how stoma creation affects their lives. Participants included a convenience sample of persons served by an outpatient surgery clinic in an Egyptian university hospital in Cairo between August 2013 and January 2015...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
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