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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735437/prospective-and-retrospective-study-of-videoconference-telemedicine-follow-up-after-elective-neurosurgery-results-of-a-pilot-program
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Melissa Reider-Demer, Pushpa Raja, Neil Martin, Mariel Schwinger, Diana Babayan
Existing literature suggests that use of telemedicine during postoperative appointments can increase access to care and is valued by patients and providers alike. While research examining the clinical equivalency of telemedicine visits for postoperative care has been growing, few studies have reported on telemedicine follow-up after neurosurgery. This study examined if a videoconferencing visit could substitute for an in-person clinic visit for elective neurosurgical cases in the USA. This was a single-center prospective study of patients who underwent elective neurosurgical procedures (aneurysm clipping, resection of cavernous angiomas, resection of arterial venous malformation, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, and certain benign brain tumors) and were offered telemedicine follow-up care by an allied health professional during the first 90 days after neurosurgery...
July 22, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727993/how-do-nurse-practitioners-work-in-primary-health-care-settings-a-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Julian Grant, Lauren Lines, Philip Darbyshire, Yvonne Parry
OBJECTIVES: This scoping review explores the work of nurse practitioners in primary health care settings in developed countries and critiques their contribution to improved health outcomes. DESIGN: A scoping review design was employed and included development of a research question, identification of potentially relevant studies, selection of relevant studies, charting data, collating, summarising and reporting findings. An additional step was added to evaluate the methodological rigor of each study...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721113/telehealth-and-ehealth-in-nurse-practitioner-training-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Carolyn M Rutledge, Karen Kott, Patty A Schweickert, Rebecca Poston, Christianne Fowler, Tina S Haney
Telehealth is becoming a vital process for providing access to cost-effective quality care to patients at a distance. As such, it is important for nurse practitioners, often the primary providers for rural and disadvantaged populations, to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to utilize telehealth technologies in practice. In reviewing the literature, very little information was found on programs that addressed nurse practitioner training in telehealth. This article provides an overview of both the topics and the techniques that have been utilized for training nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students in the delivery of care utilizing telehealth...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720751/exploring-the-perspectives-of-clinical-professionals-and-support-staff-on-implementing-supported-self-management-for-asthma-in-uk-general-practice-an-imp-2-art-qualitative-study
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Susan Morrow, Luke Daines, Sharon Wiener-Ogilvie, Liz Steed, Lorna McKee, Ann-Louise Caress, Stephanie J C Taylor, Hilary Pinnock
Despite an overwhelming evidence base, supported self-management of asthma is poorly implemented into routine practice. Strategies for implementation must address organisational routines, as well as provide resources for patients and training to improve professionals' skills. We aimed to explore the priority that primary care practices attach to asthma self-management, to describe their existing asthma management routines, and to generate innovative implementation strategies. We recruited 33 participants (23 general practitioners; seven nurses; three administrative staff) from 14 general practices...
July 18, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713443/e-healthcare-for-diabetes-mellitus-type-2-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial-in-slovenia
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Rade Iljaž, Andrej Brodnik, Tatjana Zrimec, Iztok Cukjati
BACKGROUND: Telemonitoring and web-based interventions are increasingly used in primary-care practices in many countries for more effective management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). A new approach in treating patients with diabetes mellitus in family practices, based on ICT use and nurse practitioners, has been introduced and evaluated in this study. METHOD: Fifteen Slovene family practices enrolled 120 DM patients treated only with a diet regime and/or tablets into the study...
September 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710208/primary-care-workforce-and-continuous-medical-education-in-china-lessons-to-learn-from-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-survey
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William C W Wong, ShanZhu Zhu, Jason J Ong, MingHui Peng, Cindy L K Lam, Michael R Kidd, Martin Roland, SunFang Jiang
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the education and training background of Chinese community health centres (CHCs) staff, continuous medical education (CME) and factors affecting participation in CME. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: Community health centres (CHCs). PARTICIPANTS: All doctors and nurses working in selected CHCs (excluding those solely practising traditional Chinese Medicine). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: CME recorded by CHCs and self-reported CME participation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707827/cat-scratch-disease-u-s-clinicians-experience-and-knowledge
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C A Nelson, A R Moore, A E Perea, P S Mead
Cat scratch disease (CSD) is a zoonotic infection caused primarily by the bacterium Bartonella henselae. An estimated 12,000 outpatients and 500 inpatients are diagnosed with CSD annually, yet little is known regarding clinician experience with and treatment of CSD in the United States. Questions assessing clinical burden, treatment and prevention of CSD were posed to 3,011 primary care providers (family practitioners, internists, paediatricians and nurse practitioners) during 2014-2015 as part of the annual nationwide DocStyles survey...
July 14, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707258/-connecting-the-dots-a-qualitative-study-of-home-health-nurse-perspectives-on-coordinating-care-for-recently-discharged-patients
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Christine D Jones, Jacqueline Jones, Angela Richard, Kathryn Bowles, Dana Lahoff, Rebecca S Boxer, Frederick A Masoudi, Eric A Coleman, Heidi L Wald
BACKGROUND: In 2012, nearly one-third of adults 65 years or older with Medicare discharged to home after hospitalization were referred for home health care (HHC) services. Care coordination between the hospital and HHC is frequently inadequate and may contribute to medication errors and readmissions. Insights from HHC nurses could inform improvements to care coordination. OBJECTIVE: To describe HHC nurse perspectives about challenges and solutions to coordinating care for recently discharged patients...
July 13, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701459/staff-perceptions-of-community-health-centre-team-function-in-ontario
#9
Jennifer Rayner, Laura Muldoon
OBJECTIVE: To examine perceptions of different staff groups about team functioning in mature, community-governed, interprofessional primary health care practices. DESIGN: Cross-sectional online survey. SETTING: The 75 community health centres (CHCs) in Ontario at the time of the study, which have cared for people with barriers to access to traditional health services in community-governed, interprofessional settings, providing medical, social, and community services since the 1970s...
July 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697845/evaluation-of-veterans-affairs-primary-care-nurse-practitioner-residency-achievement-of-competencies
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Kathryn Wirtz Rugen, Mary A Dolansky, Maya Dulay, Samuel King, Nancy Harada
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine has recommended the establishment of residency programs for advanced practice nursing graduates. Currently, the evidence about program effectiveness is limited. PURPOSE: To describe the nurse practitioner (NP) resident outcomes on seven competency domains established by the VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (VA CoEPCE). METHODS: We evaluated mean NP resident competency self-ratings and mean mentor ratings over the 12-month program across NP residency programs at five sites...
June 13, 2017: Nursing Outlook
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697527/-family-health-teams-in-ontario-ideas-for-germany-from-a-canadian-primary-care-model
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Lisa-R Ulrich, Thuy-Nga Tia Pham, Ferdinand M Gerlach, Antje Erler
The German healthcare system is struggling with fragmentation of care in the face of an increasing shortage of general practitioners and allied health professionals, and the time-demanding healthcare needs of an aging, multimorbid patient population. Innovative interprofessional, intersectoral models of care are required to ensure adequate access to primary care across a variety of rural and urban settings into the foreseeable future. A team approach to care of the complex multimorbid patient population appears particularly suitable in attracting and retaining the next generation of healthcare professionals, including general practitioners...
July 11, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697296/hepatitis-b-testing-and-diagnosis-experiences-of-patients-and-primary-care-professionals-in-australia
#12
Jacqueline Richmond, Elizabeth Smith, Jack Wallace, Duane Duncan, Jayne Lucke
OBJECTIVE: A significant proportion of Australians with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains undiagnosed and unaware of their risk of liver disease and cancer. This study explored the hepatitis B testing and diagnostic experiences of people with CHB, general practitioners (GPs) and primary care nurses. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with people who have CHB (n = 19), GPs (n = 14) and nurses (n = 5). RESULTS: The majority of patient participants with CHB were not provided with information prior to being tested, and were shocked to receive a diagnosis...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694704/health-care-provider-experience-with-canagliflozin-in-real-world-clinical-practice-favorability-treatment-patterns-and-patient-outcomes
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Susan C Bolge, Natalia M Flores, Shu Huang, Jennifer Cai
PURPOSE: This study describes how health care providers approach canagliflozin for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in the real world. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An Internet-based questionnaire was completed by 101 endocrinologists, 101 primary care physicians, and 100 nurse practitioners/physician assistants (NP/PAs). Health care providers were required to have experience prescribing or managing patients using canagliflozin to be included in the study...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693520/strengthening-primary-health-care-teams-with-palliative-care-leaders-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-clinical-trial
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Joan Llobera, Noemí Sansó, Amador Ruiz, Merce Llagostera, Estefania Serratusell, Carlos Serrano, María Luisa Martín Roselló, Enric Benito, Eusebio J Castaño, Alfonso Leiva
BACKGROUND: The objective of the Balearic Islands Palliative Care (PC) Program is to improve the quality of PC through a shared model consisting of primary health care professionals, home-based PC teams, and PC units in hospitals. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), patients with advanced cancer and other terminal diseases benefit from early identification and proactive PC. We will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention in which a PC leader is established in the primary health care center, and assess the effect of this intervention on the early identification of patients in need of PC, the efficient use of health care services, and direct health care costs...
July 10, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689472/politics-and-professions-interdisciplinary-team-models-and-their-implications-for-health-equity-in-ontario
#15
Susan Marie Haydt
Ontario's efforts to reform primary care through interdisciplinary primary care teams are unprecedented in Canada. Since 2004, the provincial government has focused its reform efforts on three models: Family Health Teams (FHTs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), and Nurse Practitioner-led Clinics (NPLCs). These models vary by team structure, funding, and governance. I examine the strong preference for the FHT model by the government and medical profession, and the implications of this preference on health equity...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689106/reinstating-district-nursing-a-uk-perspective
#16
Hannah Morris
As policy directives gather pace for service provision to be delivered in primary care, district nursing has not been recognised as a valuable asset to facilitate this agenda. Investment in district nursing and specialist district nursing education has fallen. This is concurrent with an ageing district nursing workforce, a lack of recruitment and growing caseloads, as district nursing adapts to meet the challenges of the complexities of contemporary healthcare in the community. The district nurse role is complex and multifaceted and includes working collaboratively and creatively to coordinate care...
June 20, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667826/effectiveness-of-intensive-practice-nurse-counselling-versus-brief-general-practitioner-advice-both-combined-with-varenicline-for-smoking-cessation-a-randomised-pragmatic-trial-in-primary-care
#17
Carolien van Rossem, Mark Spigt, Wolfgang Viechtbauer, A E M Lucas, Onno C P van Schayck, Daniel Kotz
AIMS: To study the effectiveness of intensive counselling by a practice nurse versus brief advice by a general practitioner, each combined with pharmacotherapy, for tobacco 6 months (primary outcome). Secondary outcomes included 12-month abstinence, medication adherence, and incremental costs per life year gained. DESIGN: A multi-site (N=10), two-group, parallel, pragmatic randomised controlled trial. SETTING: A network of primary healthcare centres in the Netherlands...
July 1, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659209/-approaching-psychological-problems-like-a-general-practitioner
#18
P L B J Lucassen, S Postma, T C Olde Hartman, H van Ravesteijn, M J Linssen, J Wolf, D L Gerritsen
An important cause of the high prescription levels of psychotropic medication for psychological symptoms is that these symptoms are assessed according to the same model as applied for physical symptoms, the disease model. This has led to a one-sided medical approach to psychological symptoms. A person-centred approach offers an alternative; the positive aspects of the disease-centred approach are retained and attention for the patient and his/her context become the central focal point for the general practitioner...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659157/supporting-medication-discontinuation-provider-preferences-for-interventions-to-facilitate-deprescribing
#19
Amy Linsky, Mark Meterko, Kelly Stolzmann, Steven R Simon
BACKGROUND: One approach to prevent adverse drug events is to discontinue ("deprescribe") medications that are outdated, not indicated, or of limited benefit relative to risk for a particular patient. However, there is little guidance to clinicians about how to integrate the process of deprescribing into the workflow of clinical practice. We sought to determine clinical prescribers' preferences for interventions that would improve their ability to appropriately and proactively discontinue medications...
June 28, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655309/the-effectiveness-of-emergency-nurse-practitioner-service-in-the-management-of-patients-presenting-to-rural-hospitals-with-chest-pain-a-multisite-prospective-longitudinal-nested-cohort-study
#20
Tina E Roche, Glenn Gardner, Leanne Jack
BACKGROUND: Health reforms in service improvement have included the use of nurse practitioners. In rural emergency departments, nurse practitioners work to the full scope of their expanded role across all patient acuities including those presenting with undifferentiated chest pain. Currently, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the effectiveness of emergency nurse practitioner service in rural emergency departments. Inquiry into the safety and quality of the service, particularly regarding the management of complex conditions is a priority to ensure that this service improvement model meets health care needs of rural communities...
June 27, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
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