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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139626/errors-in-the-nursing-management-of-a-deteriorating-patient
#1
Heather Gluyas
Effective management of the deteriorating patient requires early recognition of the signs of deterioration, timely review and appropriate interventions. However, this does not always occur. Errors in the recognition and management of a deteriorating patient are rarely related to a single factor; rather they are a complex interaction of system and human factors. This article presents a case study focusing on understanding the factors that led to errors resulting in the death of a patient. Understanding the complex interaction of system and human factors enables the identification of strategies that could be used to decrease the likelihood of a similar incident occurring...
November 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139176/costs-of-an-ostomy-self-management-training-program-for-cancer-survivors
#2
Mark C Hornbrook, Martha D Cobb, Nancy J Tallman, Janice Colwell, Ruth McCorkle, Elizabeth Ercolano, Marcia Grant, Virginia Sun, Christopher S Wendel, Judith H Hibbard, Robert S Krouse
OBJECTIVE: To measure incremental expenses to an oncologic surgical practice for delivering a community-based, ostomy nurse-led, small-group, behavior skills-training intervention to help bladder and colorectal cancer survivors understand and adjust to their ostomies and improve their health-related quality of life, as well as assist family caregivers to understand survivors' needs and provide appropriate supportive care. METHODS: The intervention was a five-session group behavior skills training in ostomy self-management following the principles of the Chronic Care Model...
November 14, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137512/microfinance-institutions-successful-delivery-of-micronutrient-powders-a-randomized-trial-in-rural-haiti
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Aaron Baum, Wesly Elize, Florence Jean-Louis
Globally, two-thirds of child deaths could be prevented by increased provision of health interventions such as vaccines, micronutrient supplements, and water purification tablets. We report the results from a randomized controlled trial in Haiti during 2012 that tested whether microfinance institutions-which reach 200 million households worldwide-can effectively deliver health products. These institutions provide loans to underserved entrepreneurs, primarily poor women in rural areas. In the intervention group, micronutrient powders to improve the nutrition of young children were distributed at regularly occurring microfinance meetings by a trained borrower...
November 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137508/health-professional-education-and-universal-health-coverage-a-summary-of-challenges-and-selected-case-studies
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Arthika Sripathy, Joachim Marti, Hannah Patel, Javaid I Sheikh, Ara W Darzi
Low- and middle-income countries are experiencing serious shortages in meeting health workforce requirements for universal health coverage. We examine how national-level policies can address these deficiencies and support the development of an appropriately skilled health workforce in line with population needs. We discuss three innovative, government-led solutions that are designed to align health workforce training with the demands of universal health coverage. Specifically, we discuss two initiatives to train and retain doctors in rural areas of Thailand, the large-scale training of community health workers within multidisciplinary primary health care teams in Brazil, and the introduction of a postgraduate diploma program in primary care for nurses in India...
November 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135754/implementation-of-a-pediatric-behavioral-staffing-algorithm-in-an-acute-hospital-a-best-practice-implementation-project
#5
Tamara O'Connor
BACKGROUND: A progressive decline in acute psychiatric facility beds has led to a steadily increasing number of pediatric psychiatric patients hospitalized on acute care medical-surgical units. Clinical nurses in this environment feel ill-equipped to provide quality behavioral health care. AIMS/OBJECTIVES: This project aimed to improve continuity of care as well as staff and patient safety in pediatric acute and transitional care units. The specific objectives related to implementation of a resource allocation algorithm for staffing behavioral health admissions and consistent use of an interdisciplinary psychiatric huddle...
November 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135316/final-visual-outcomes-and-treatment-received-for-children-referred-from-a-uk-primary-school-visual-screening-program-a-comparison-of-an-orthoptic-led-program-with-orthoptic-delivered-services
#6
Tess Garretty
There is little published evidence relating to the final visual acuity of children who are identified as having reduced vision at a school screening program. The school vision screening program in Leeds (led by an orthoptist but delivered by health care support workers within the school nursing team) is examined. RESULTS: 7807 children were screened in school between November 1, 2013, and September 1, 2014. Of these, 319 (4%) failed the screen and were referred to the general optometry service and 547 (7%) were referred to the Children's Community Eye Service (CCES)...
November 14, 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133329/involvement-of-people-with-dementia-in-making-decisions-about-their-lives-a-qualitative-study-that-appraises-shared-decision-making-concerning-daycare
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Leontine Groen-van de Ven, Carolien Smits, Fuusje de Graaff, Marijke Span, Jan Eefsting, Jan Jukema, Myrra Vernooij-Dassen
OBJECTIVE: To explore how people with dementia, their informal caregivers and their professionals participate in decision making about daycare and to develop a typology of participation trajectories. DESIGN: A qualitative study with a prospective, multiperspective design, based on 244 semistructured interviews, conducted during three interview rounds over the course of a year. Analysis was by means of content analysis and typology construction. SETTING: Community settings and nursing homes in the Netherlands...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131836/opportunistic-screening-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-real-life-setting-in-general-practice-in-denmark-the-atrial-fibrillation-found-on-routine-detection-afford-non-interventional-study
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Jonas Hald, Peter Bo Poulsen, Ina Qvist, Lisbeth Holm, Dorte Wedell-Wedellsborg, Lars Dybro, Lars Frost
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a chronic disease with an incidence increasing steeply by age and affecting more than 11 million patients in Europe and the United States. Diagnosing AF is essential for the prevention of stroke by oral anticoagulation. Opportunistic screening for AF in patients ≥65 years of age is recommended by the European and Danish Societies of Cardiology. The study aim was to examine the detection rate of AF in consecutively screened patients in the primary care setting in Denmark. In an open, non-interventional, cluster, multicenter, cross-sectional, observational study patients ≥65 years of age entering consecutively into general practice clinics were invited to nurse-assisted opportunistic screening for AF...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127459/the-use-of-an-electronic-clinical-rule-to-discontinue-chronically-used-benzodiazepines-and-related-z-drugs
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C Mestres Gonzalvo, V Milosevic, B P C van Oijen, H A J M de Wit, K P G M Hurkens, W J Mulder, R Janknegt, J M G A Schols, F R Verhey, B Winkens, P H M van der Kuy
PURPOSE: The chronic use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-related drugs (BZ/Z) in older people is common and not without risks. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the implementation of a clinical rule promotes the discontinuation of chronically used BZ/Z for insomnia. METHODS: A clinical rule, generating an alert in case of chronic BZ/Z use, was created and applied to the nursing home (NH) setting. The clinical rule was a one-off intervention, and alerts did not occur over time...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123599/patient-satisfaction-with-chronic-hiv-care-provided-through-an-innovative-pharmacist-nurse-managed-clinic-and-a-multidisciplinary-clinic
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Jason Kielly, Deborah V Kelly, Shabnam Asghari, Kim Burt, Jessica Biggin
Background: Pharmacist/nurse-led clinics are an established model for many chronic diseases but not yet for HIV. At our centre, patients with HIV are seen by a multidisciplinary team (physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker) at least yearly. Some attend an HIV-specialist pharmacist/nurse clinic (or "nonphysician clinic," NPC) for alternate biannual visits. Our objective was to assess patient satisfaction with care received through both clinics. Methods: The Patient Satisfaction Survey for HIV Ambulatory Care (assesses satisfaction with access to care, clinic visits and quality of care) was administered by telephone to adults who attended either clinic between January and July 2014...
November 2017: Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ, Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada: RPC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121920/telephone-triage-utilization-among-patients-with-limited-english-proficiency
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Jane W Njeru, Swathi Damodaran, Frederick North, Debra J Jacobson, Patrick M Wilson, Jennifer L St Sauver, Carmen Radecki Breitkopf, Mark L Wieland
BACKGROUND: Communication between patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) and telephone triage services has not been previously explored. The purpose of this study was to determine the utilization characteristics of a primary care triage call center by patients with LEP. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of the utilization of a computer-aided, nurse-led telephone triage system by English proficiency status of patients empaneled to a large primary care practice network in the Midwest United States...
November 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115771/an-advanced-nurse-practitioner-service-for-neonates-children-and-young-people
#12
Robin Hyde
The NHS continues to face unprecedented demands and reform which necessitates a move away from traditional modes of delivery. Over the past ten years economic austerity, changes to legislation and professional career developments have led to healthcare service redesign and innovations in nursing roles, including the development of the advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) role. This article explores how one organisation created an ANP service for out-of-hours neonatal and paediatric care in a district general hospital setting...
October 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112040/using-data-analytics-as-evidentiary-support-for-financial-outcome-success-in-nurse-led-population-based-clinics
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Shea Polancich, Jason Williamson, Cynthia S Selleck, Michele Talley, Jennifer Frank, Connie White-Williams, Maria R Shirey
Achieving the highest quality in health care requires organizations to develop clinical improvements that result in measurable outcomes for success. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate an example of clinical quality improvement through the use of data analytics to generate evidence for financial return on investment in two nurse-led, population-based clinics.
November 2017: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110907/what-is-the-impact-of-professional-nursing-on-patients-outcomes-globally-an-overview-of-research-evidence
#14
REVIEW
Samantha Coster, Mary Watkins, Ian J Norman
BACKGROUND: Nursing is an integral part of all healthcare services, and has the potential of having a wide and enduring impact on health outcomes for a global ageing population. Over time nurses have developed new roles and assumed greater responsibilities. It is increasingly important to demonstrate the safety and overall impact of nurses' practice through research, to support the case for greater investment and development of nursing services around the world. OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of existing research evidence on the impact of nursing on patient outcomes, identify gaps in evidence, and point to future priorities for global research...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108499/what-barriers-and-facilitators-do-school-nurses-experience-when-implementing-an-obesity-intervention
#15
Krista Schroeder, Arlene Smaldone
A recent evaluation of a school nurse-led obesity intervention demonstrated a 5% implementation rate. The purpose of this study was to explore school nurses' perceived barriers to and facilitators of the intervention in order to understand reasons for the low implementation rate. Methods included semi-structured individual interviews with school nurses. Data were analyzed using content analysis and heat mapping. Nineteen nurses participated and eight themes were identified. Parental and administrative gatekeeping, heavy nurse workload, obesogenic environments, and concerns about obesity stigma were barriers to implementation...
December 2017: Journal of School Nursing: the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102442/the-effect-of-nurse-led-education-on-hospitalisation-readmission-quality-of-life-and-cost-in-adults-with-heart-failure-a-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Helena Rice, Richard Say, Vasiliki Betihavas
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to highlight the effect of nurse-led 1:1 patient education sessions on Quality of Life (QoL), readmission rates and healthcare costs for adults with heart failure (HF) living independently in the community. METHOD: A systematic review of randomised control trials was undertaken. Using the search terms nurse, education, heart failure, hospitalisation, readmission, rehospitalisation, economic burden, cost, expenditure and quality of life in PubMed, CINAHL and Google Scholar databases were searched...
October 5, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100199/development-and-evaluation-of-a-nurse-led-hypertension-management-model-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Xuejiao Zhu, Frances Kam Yuet Wong, Candy Lai Har Wu
BACKGROUND: The hypertension prevalence rate is increasing but the control rate is unsatisfactory. Nurse-led healthcare may be an effective way to improve outcomes for hypertensive patients but more evidence is required especially at the community level. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to establish a nurse-led hypertension management model and to test its effectiveness at the community level. DESIGN: A single-blind, randomized controlled trial was performed in an urban community healthcare center in China...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098966/-successful-switch-from-originator-to-biosimilar-growth-hormone-patients-experiences
#18
B van Vlijmen, L van Gool, H Repping-Wuts, T Ketels, M Kerstens, D Burger, A Hermus, J Smit
OBJECTIVE: To survey patients' experiences with the switch from an originator biologic to a biosimilar growth hormone. DESIGN: Questionnaire. METHOD: We developed a questionnaire in which patients were asked about their experiences with the switch from an originator biologic to a biosimilar growth hormone. The questionnaire was distributed to all 207 patients who were switched to the biosimilar in the Radboudumc since April 2014. The following topics were covered: (a) difficulties experienced in switching from originator to biosimilar; (b) patient education; (c) effectiveness of the biosimilar product; (d) possible adverse effects experienced; and (e) experience with application of the new injection system for the biosimilar...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098428/a-deterrence-approach-to-regulate-nurses-compliance-with-electronic-medical-records-privacy-policy
#19
Kuang-Ming Kuo, Paul C Talley, Ming-Chien Hung, Yen-Liang Chen
Hospitals have become increasingly aware that electronic medical records (EMR) may bring about tangible/intangible benefits to managing institutions, including reduced medical errors, improved quality-of-care, curtailed costs, and allowed access to patient information by healthcare professionals regardless of limitations. However, increased dependence on EMR has led to a corresponding increase in the influence of EMR breaches. Such incursions, which have been significantly facilitated by the introduction of mobile devices for accessing EMR, may induce tangible/intangible damage to both hospitals and concerned individuals...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097094/a-community-pharmacist-led-service-to-facilitate-care-transitions-and-reduce-hospital-readmissions
#20
Joshua D Feldman, Rachel I Otting, Craig M Otting, Matthew J Witry
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a community pharmacist-delivered care transition intervention on 30-day hospital readmissions. SETTING: A single private 263-bed hospital in the Midwest United States and 12 partnering community pharmacies, 1 serving as primary pharmacy. PRACTICE INNOVATION: Adult general medicine inpatients were evaluated by nursing staff with the use of a worksheet based on the Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions (BOOST) readmission risk toolkit...
October 30, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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