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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910805/ebola-virus-vaccines-where-do-we-stand
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REVIEW
Vincent Pavot
The recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa has led to more than 11,000 deaths, with a peak in mortality from August through December of 2014. A meeting convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) in September 2014, concluded that an urgent unmet need exists for efficacy and safety testing of the Ebola virus vaccine candidates and that clinical trials should be expedited. These vaccines could be used both in an outbreak setting and to provide long-term protection in populations at risk of sporadic outbreaks...
October 28, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905888/medicare-program-end-stage-renal-disease-prospective-payment-system-coverage-and-payment-for-renal-dialysis-services-furnished-to-individuals-with-acute-kidney-injury-end-stage-renal-disease-quality-incentive-program-durable-medical-equipment-prosthetics-orthotics
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This rule updates and makes revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System (PPS) for calendar year 2017. It also finalizes policies for coverage and payment for renal dialysis services furnished by an ESRD facility to individuals with acute kidney injury. This rule also sets forth requirements for the ESRD Quality Incentive Program, including the inclusion of new quality measures beginning with payment year (PY) 2020 and provides updates to programmatic policies for the PY 2018 and PY 2019 ESRD QIP...
November 4, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903416/post-licensure-phase-iv-safety-study-of-a-live-attenuated-japanese-encephalitis-recombinant-vaccine-in-children-in-thailand
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Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Pornpimol Pruekprasert, Thanyawee Puthanakit, Chitsanu Pancharoen, Auchara Tangsathapornpong, Peninnah Oberdorfer, Pope Kosalaraksa, Olarn Prommalikit, Suwimon Tangkittithaworn, Phirangkul Kerdpanich, Chonnamet Techasaensiri, Joanna Korejwo, Sunate Chuenkitmongkol, Guy Houillon
BACKGROUND: Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral disease endemic in most countries in Asia. A recombinant live, attenuated Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine, JE-CV, is licensed in 14 countries, including Thailand, for the prevention of Japanese encephalitis in adults and children. METHODS: This was a prospective, phase IV, open-label, multicentre, safety study of JE-CV conducted from November 2013 to April 2015, to evaluate rare serious adverse events (AEs)...
November 28, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902949/use-of-simulation-based-learning-in-undergraduate-nurse-education-an-umbrella-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Robyn P Cant, Simon J Cooper
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review to appraise and review evidence on the impact of simulation-based education for undergraduate/pre-licensure nursing students, using existing reviews of literature. DESIGN: An umbrella review (review of reviews). DATA SOURCES: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHLPlus), PubMed, and Google Scholar. STUDY SELECTION: Reviews of literature conducted between 2010 and 2015 regarding simulation-based education for pre-licensure nursing students...
November 22, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899245/lessons-learned-from-mississippi-s-telehealth-approach-to-health-disparities
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REVIEW
Richard D deShazo, Sara Bolen Parker
Many people see telemedicine as a solution to the nation's health disparities and in Mississippi as a solution to our last place in health. Over 13 years ago, the University of Mississippi Medical Center developed a successful TelEmergency program that saved rural Critical Access Hospitals and now provides telehealth services throughout the state. This occurred without acrimony because of partnerships UMMC developed with telecommunications companies, state government, health professions' licensure boards and private donors...
November 26, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884478/vaccine-provision-delivering-sustained-widespread-use
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Scott Preiss, Nathalie Garçon, Anthony L Cunningham, Richard Strugnell, Leonard R Friedland
The administration of a vaccine to a recipient is the final step in a development and production process that may have begun several decades earlier. Here we describe the scale and complexity of the processes that brings a candidate vaccine through clinical development to the recipient. These challenges include ensuring vaccine quality (between 100 and 500 different Quality Control tests are performed during production to continually assess safety, potency and purity); making decisions about optimal vaccine presentation (pre-filled syringes versus multi-dose vials) that affect capacity and supply; and the importance of maintaining the vaccine cold chain (most vaccines have stringent storage temperature requirements necessary to maintain activity and potency)...
November 21, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882457/cytomegalovirus-vaccines-current-status-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
K M Anderholm, C J Bierle, M R Schleiss
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection can result in severe and permanent neurological injury in newborns, and vaccine development is accordingly a major public health priority. HCMV can also cause disease in solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, and a vaccine would be valuable in prevention of viremia and end-organ disease in these populations. Currently there is no licensed HCMV vaccine, but progress toward this goal has been made in recent clinical trials...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875427/new-patient-safety-requirements-toughen-nurse-licensure-compact
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Lucy Wang Halpern
Changes include mandatory criminal background checks.
December 2016: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875400/compact-state-licensure-take-the-fast-lane-to-nursing-practice
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Leigh Miranda Ashton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873137/casper-an-online-pre-interview-screen-for-personal-professional-characteristics-prediction-of-national-licensure-scores
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Kelly L Dore, Harold I Reiter, Sharyn Kreuger, Geoffrey R Norman
Typically, only a minority of applicants to health professional training are invited to interview. However, pre-interview measures of cognitive skills predict for national licensure scores (Gauer et al. in Med Educ Online 21 2016) and subsequently licensure scores predict for performance in practice (Tamblyn et al. in JAMA 288(23): 3019-3026, 2002; Tamblyn et al. in JAMA 298(9):993-1001, 2007). Assessment of personal and professional characteristics, with the same psychometric rigour of measures of cognitive abilities, are needed upstream in the selection to health profession training programs...
November 21, 2016: Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862180/accuracy-of-intuition-in-clinical-decision-making-among-novice-clinicians
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Amanda Price, Kristen Zulkosky, Krista White, Jean Pretz
AIMS: To assess the reliance on intuitive and analytical approaches during clinical decision-making among novice clinicians and whether that reliance is associated with accurate decision-making. BACKGROUND: Nurse educators and managers tend to emphasize analysis over intuition during clinical decision-making though nurses typically report some reliance on intuition in their practice. We hypothesized that under certain conditions, reliance on intuition would support accurate decision-making, even among novices...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860141/diversifying-the-midwifery-workforce-inclusivity-culturally-sensitive-bridging-and-innovation
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Holliday Tyson, Karline Wilson-Mitchell
Midwifery educators and regulators in Canada have begun to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in admission processes and program curricula. Populations served by midwives value internationally educated midwives from their countries of origin. The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, provides assessment, midwifery workplace orientation, and accelerated education for internationally educated midwives on behalf of the regulatory College of Midwives of Ontario...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854449/state-psychology-licensure-questions-about-mental-illness-and-compliance-with-the-americans-with-disabilities-act
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Jennifer E Boyd, Bruce Graunke, Frederick J Frese, James T R Jones, Jennifer W Adkins, Ronald Bassman
State licensing boards have obligations to protect the public from impaired professionals and to protect the rights of professionals applying for licensure. Competently functioning professionals who have or have had a mental health diagnosis or are being treated for a mental health condition should not be screened out, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A review of case law shows applicable precedents from discrimination among physicians and lawyers but not, to date, among psychologists...
2016: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849422/the-interprofessional-collaborative-competency-attainment-survey-iccas-a-replication-validation-study
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Connie C Schmitz, David M Radosevich, Paul Jardine, Colla J MacDonald, David Trumpower, Douglas Archibald
This study replicates a validation of the Interprofessional Collaboration Competency Attainment Survey (ICCAS), a 20-item self-report instrument designed to assess behaviours associated with patient-centred, team-based, collaborative care. We appraised the content validity of the ICCAS for a foundation course in interprofessional collaboration, investigated its internal (factor) structure and concurrent validity, and compared results with those obtained previously by ICCAS authors. Self-assessed competency ratings were obtained from a broad spectrum of pre-licensure, health professions students (n = 785) using a retrospective, pre-/post-design...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847367/serum-bactericidal-antibody-responses-of-adults-immunized-with-the-menb-4c-vaccine-against-genetically-diverse-serogroup-b-meningococci
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Serena Giuntini, Eduardo Lujan, Malick M Gibani, Christina Dold, Christine S Rollier, Andrew J Pollard, Dan M Granoff
BACKGROUND: MenB-4C is a meningococcal vaccine for prevention of serogroup B disease. The vaccine contains Factor H binding protein (FHbp) and three other antigens that can elicit serum bactericidal activity (SBA). For vaccine licensure, efficacy was inferred from SBA responses against three indicator strains. The relation between the results and broad protection against circulating genetically diverse strains is not known. METHODS: 20 adults were immunized with two doses of MenB-4C given 1 to 2 months apart...
November 9, 2016: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844475/rhode-island-board-of-medical-licensure-and-discipline-illustration-of-the-disciplinary-process-as-it-pertains-to-cases-involving-opioid-prescribing
#16
James V McDonald
Prescription-drug overuse/overdose and misuse is an important and pivotal issue to state medical boards. This is an illustration of how some cases involving overprescribing of opioids have been addressed by the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.
September 2016: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836437/post-licensure-surveillance-of-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-pcv13-in-adults-aged-%C3%A2-19years-old-in-the-united-states-vaccine-adverse-event-reporting-system-vaers-june-1-2012-december-31-2015
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Penina Haber, Jorge Arana, Tamara Pilishvili, Paige Lewis, Pedro L Moro, Maria Cano
BACKGROUND: The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) was first recommended for use in adults aged ⩾19years with immunocompromising conditions in June 2012. On August 2014, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended routine use of PCV13 among adults aged ⩾65years. METHODS: We assessed adverse events (AEs) reports following PCV13 in adults aged ⩾19years reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) from June 2012 to December 2015...
December 7, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830645/thoughts-about-dying-in-america-enhancing-the-impact-of-one-s-life-journey-and-legacy-by-also-planning-for-the-end-of-life
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Philip A Pizzo
This Perspective offers a summary of the recommendations in the Institute of Medicine report Dying in America How we die is a deeply personal issue that each of us will face. However, the approach to end-of-life (EOL) care in the United States needs improvement. Too frequently, healthcare delivery is uncoordinated and has many providers who are not adequately prepared to have meaningful conversations about EOL planning. This is amplified by payment systems and policies that create impediments, misunderstanding, and sometimes misinformation...
November 8, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830261/nursing-informatics-certification-worldwide-history-pathway-roles-and-motivation
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Mollie R Cummins, Adi V Gundlapalli, Aditya V Gundlapalli, Peter Murray, Hyeoun-Ae Park, Christoph U Lehmann
INTRODUCTION: Official recognition and certification for informatics professionals are essential aspects of workforce development. OBJECTIVE: To describe the history, pathways, and nuances of certification in nursing informatics across the globe; compare and contrast those with board certification in clinical informatics for physicians. METHODS: (1) A review of the representative literature on informatics certification and related competencies for nurses and physicians, and relevant websites for nursing informatics associations and societies worldwide; (2) similarities and differences between certification processes for nurses and physicians, and (3) perspectives on roles for nursing informatics professionals in healthcare Results: The literature search for 'nursing informatics certification' yielded few results in PubMed; Google Scholar yielded a large number of citations that extended to magazines and other non-peer reviewed sources...
November 10, 2016: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813430/fluzone%C3%A2-high-dose-influenza-vaccine
#20
Corwin A Robertson, Carlos A DiazGranados, Michael D Decker, Ayman Chit, Monica Mercer, David P Greenberg
Fluzone® High-Dose (IIV3-HD) is a trivalent, inactivated, split-virus influenza vaccine indicated for use in older adults (≥65 years of age). It contains 60 µg hemagglutinin of each influenza strain, which is four times the hemagglutinin content of standard-dose influenza vaccines, including Fluzone (IIV3-SD). IIV3-HD has been licensed for use in older adults in the US since December 2009 and in Canada since February 2016. Areas covered: In this review, we summarize postlicensure studies on the immunogenicity, safety, and effectiveness of IIV3-HD and estimates of its cost-effectiveness in older adults...
November 14, 2016: Expert Review of Vaccines
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