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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/28747225/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-people-with-dementia-delirium-and-unspecified-cognitive-impairment-in-the-general-hospital-prospective-cohort-study-of-10-014-admissions
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Emma L Reynish, Simona M Hapca, Nicosha De Souza, Vera Cvoro, Peter T Donnan, Bruce Guthrie
BACKGROUND: Cognitive impairment of various kinds is common in older people admitted to hospital, but previous research has usually focused on single conditions in highly-selected groups and has rarely examined associations with outcomes. This study examined prevalence and outcomes of cognitive impairment in a large unselected cohort of people aged 65+ with an emergency medical admission. METHODS: Between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013, admissions to a single general hospital acute medical unit aged 65+ underwent a structured specialist nurse assessment (n = 10,014)...
July 27, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746708/effectiveness-and-safety-of-dementia-care-management-in-primary-care-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jochen René Thyrian, Johannes Hertel, Diana Wucherer, Tilly Eichler, Bernhard Michalowsky, Adina Dreier-Wolfgramm, Ina Zwingmann, Ingo Kilimann, Stefan Teipel, Wolfgang Hoffmann
Importance: Dementia care management (DCM) can increase the quality of care for people with dementia. Methodologically rigorous clinical trials on DCM are lacking. Objective: To test the effectiveness and safety of DCM in the treatment and care of people with dementia living at home and caregiver burden (when available). Design, Setting, and Participants: This pragmatic, general practitioner-based, cluster-randomized intervention trial compared the intervention with care as usual at baseline and at 12-month follow-up...
July 26, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746084/epidemiology-and-location-of-primary-retrieval-missions-in-a-scottish-aeromedical-service
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Gregg Neagle, Lisa Curatolo, John Ferris, Mike Donald, Stephen Hearns, Alasdair R Corfield
INTRODUCTION: Prehospital critical care teams comprising an appropriately trained physician and paramedic or nurse have been associated with improved outcomes in selected trauma patients. These teams are a scarce and expensive resource, especially when delivered by rotary air assets. The optimal tasking of prehospital critical care teams is therefore vital and remains a subject of debate. Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) provides a prehospital critical care response team to incidents over a large area of Scotland either by air or by road...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745964/introduction-of-a-nurse-led-intravitreal-injection-service-in-ophthalmology
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Mary-Josephine Gallagher
Anti-VEGF (anti-vascular endothelial growth factor) agents are useful for a variety of previously untreatable eye conditions; indications for their use are increasing. As this treatment evolved from cutting-edge to mainstream NHS practice, it resulted in a significant increase in appointments for intravitreal (IVT) injections, clinical assessment and follow-up, and hence an increasing challenge to ensure its timely availability to all who needed it. In addressing that challenge, NHS Lothian successfully initiated an advanced nurse practitioner IVT service in addition to its medical IVT service, which has increased its capacity to provide the requisite high-quality care to this patient group...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745959/closed-arterial-lab-sampling-devices-a-study-of-compliance-and-best-practice
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Ann Benedict, Adam Mayer, Heather Craven
As the quality of patient care continues to improve, nursing professionals are continuously tasked with researching, implementing, and evaluating best practices. The practice of obtaining blood samples from paediatric patients, using a conventional three-way stopcock method, has been associated with peripheral arterial catheter intraluminal contamination and catheter-related bloodstream infections. A paediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU), in a large medical centre in the USA, set an objective to mitigate the risk of possible contamination by implementing the use of closed arterial lab sampling devices...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745574/age-discrimination-in-healthcare-institutions-perceived-by-seniors-and-students
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Beata Dobrowolska, Bernadeta Jędrzejkiewicz, Anna Pilewska-Kozak, Danuta Zarzycka, Barbara Ślusarska, Alina Deluga, Aneta Kościołek, Alvisa Palese
BACKGROUND: Old age-based discrimination is observed as the most tolerated prejudice in society and has also been witnessed in healthcare institutions. AIMS: The aim of this study is to explore age-based discrimination in healthcare institutions as perceived by seniors and students of Medicine and Nursing. RESEARCH DESIGN: A multi-method study design, by involving a triangulation design. Participants and research context: A purposeful sample of individuals aged 65+ (n = 80) and medical and nursing students (n = 100) in the eastern region of Poland...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745257/-deciding-on-surgery-for-acute-subdural-haematoma-does-a-neurosurgeon-rather-fill-nursing-homes-or-cemeteries
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P van Eijsden
Acute subdural haematoma is a life-threatening condition that can sometimes be mitigated by decompressive craniotomy. However, it can also increase misery when patients survive but are left with severe disabilities. A recent publication shows that neurosurgeons in Belgium and the Netherlands vary considerably in their opinion regarding if, and when, to perform this surgery. This may be due to the fact that this type of intervention asks the question whether the life saved is more favourable than the death averted...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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/28745153/health-education-is-key-to-all-i-do
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Staff nurse Anne Thomas won the RCNi Nurse Awards community category for her health promotion outreach work supporting men in her rural community. She trained as a nurse and midwife in south London in the early 1980s. Moving to north Wales in 1985, she worked on Dolgellau Hospital's medical ward before becoming a district nursing and community midwifery sister. Anne went to Dolgellau's midwifery unit in 1992 but was transferred to her current role in outpatients in 1998 following an epilepsy diagnosis.
July 26, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743529/implementation-of-a-patient-navigator-program-to-reduce-30-day-heart-failure-readmission-rate
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REVIEW
Katherine E Di Palo, Khusbu Patel, Manaf Assafin, Ileana L Piña
With increasing awareness to provide personalized care our institution applied the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Patient Navigator Program to identify hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients and improve transitions and outcomes. Utilizing a Navigator Team (NT) composed of a nurse and clinical pharmacist, we delivered evidenced-based interventions and hypothesized this approach would improve identification of HF inpatients and reduce the 30-day all-cause readmission rate. Patients were followed from admission to discharge and received at least one intervention, tailored to the patient's health literacy and social needs...
July 22, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743187/severely-affected-by-parkinson-disease-the-patient-s-view-and-implications-for-palliative-care
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Julia Strupp, Anne Kunde, Maren Galushko, Raymond Voltz, Heidrun Golla
INTRODUCTION: People severely affected by Parkinson disease (PD)/atypical parkinsonism (AP) comprise a heterogeneous group with distinct needs, which so far remain largely unexamined. The aim of our study was to analyze reasons for feeling severely affected and document unmet needs in a patient subgroup severely affected by PD/AP using solely a subjective inclusion criterion. METHODS: Patients feeling severely affected by PD/AP were recruited via a magazine published by the German Parkinson Association...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741278/italian-intersociety-consensus-on-prevention-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-delirium-in-hospitalized-older-persons
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Giuseppe Bellelli, Alessandro Morandi, Marco Trabucchi, Guido Caironi, Daniele Coen, Carlo Fraticelli, Ciro Paolillo, Carolina Prevaldi, Angela Riccardi, Gianfranco Cervellin, Corrado Carabellese, Salvatore Putignano, Stefania Maggi, Antonio Cherubini, Paola Gnerre, Andrea Fontanella, Nicola Latronico, Concezione Tommasino, Antonio Corcione, Giovanni Ricevuti, Nicola Ferrara, Francesco De Filippi, Alberto Ferrari, Mario Guarino, Maria Pia Ruggieri, Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Carlo Locatelli, Patrizia Hrelia, Marco Otto Toscano, Emi Bondi, Antonio Tarasconi, Luca Ansaloni, Francesco Perticone
Delirium is a severe neuropsychiatric syndrome characterized by inattention and global cognitive dysfunction in the setting of an acute medical illness, medical complication, drug intoxication, or drug withdrawal. The most important risk factors are advanced age and dementia, whereas pain, dehydration, infections, stroke, metabolic disturbances, and surgery are the most common triggering factors. Although delirium is a common clinical syndrome in different settings of care (acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, and hospices), it often remains under-recognized, poorly understood, and inadequately managed...
July 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740443/approaches-to-teach-evidence-based-practice-among-health-professionals-an-overview-of-the-existing-evidence
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REVIEW
Athina E Patelarou, Konstantinos G Kyriakoulis, Aliki A Stamou, Aggelos Laliotis, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Michail Matalliotakis, Emmanuel Prokopakis, Evridiki Patelarou
Health care professionals' adoption of evidence-based practice (EBP) remains limited, although most health care professionals are familiar with EBP and believe in its value. This systematic review aimed to bring together the best methods used to teach EBP to health professionals. The authors conducted a systematic search for the period 2005-2015 (an update of the search took place in October 2016) using PubMed interface (Medline). MeSH terms as well as free-text keywords were used. Studies were analyzed and evaluated by title and abstract...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739657/parental-management-of-discharge-instructions-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Alexander F Glick, Jonathan S Farkas, Joseph Nicholson, Benard P Dreyer, Melissa Fears, Christopher Bandera, Tanya Stolper, Nicole Gerber, H Shonna Yin
CONTEXT: Parents often manage complex instructions when their children are discharged from the inpatient setting or emergency department (ED); misunderstanding instructions can put children at risk for adverse outcomes. Parents' ability to manage discharge instructions has not been examined before in a systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review of the literature related to parental management (knowledge and execution) of inpatient and ED discharge instructions...
July 24, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739637/distributive-justice-and-the-harm-to-medical-professionals-fighting-epidemics
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Andreas Albertsen, Jens Damgaard Thaysen
The exposure of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to risks in the context of epidemics is significant. While traditional medical ethics offers the thought that these dangers may limit the extent to which a duty to care is applicable in such situations, it has less to say about what we might owe to medical professionals who are disadvantaged in these contexts. Luck egalitarianism, a responsibility-sensitive theory of distributive justice, appears to fare particularly bad in that regard. If we want to maintain that medical professionals are responsible for their decisions to help, cure and care for the vulnerable, luck egalitarianism seems to imply that their claim of justice to medical attention in case of infection is weak or non-existent...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739573/quality-assurance-audit-of-technique-failure-and-90-day-mortality-after-program-discharge-in-a-canadian-home-hemodialysis-program
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Nikhil Shah, Frances Reintjes, Mark Courtney, Scott W Klarenbach, Feng Ye, Kara Schick-Makaroff, Kailash Jindal, Robert P Pauly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Little is known about patients exiting home hemodialysis. We sought to characterize the reasons, clinical characteristics, and pre-exit health care team interactions of patients on home hemodialysis who died or underwent modality conversion (negative disposition) compared with prevalent patients and those who were transplanted (positive disposition). DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted an audit of all consecutive patients incident to home hemodialysis from January of 2010 to December of 2014 as part of ongoing quality assurance...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739067/the-unique-role-of-the-pediatric-clinical-research-nurse-in-anesthesia-an-interdisciplinary-collaboration
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Christine Dube, Vanessa Young, Michelle Anderson, Brenda Barton, Izabela Leahy
This article describes the distinctive function of the pediatric clinical research nurse (CRN) in the anesthesia setting. The pediatric CRN in anesthesia acts as a liaison between families and the research team and is the major nexus between the principal investigator or anesthesiologist on a study, and the collaborating surgeons from many different departments. This is unique because the CRNs collaborate with physicians in specialties that can include plastics, urology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, cardiology, critical care, and many other departments...
August 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738987/evaluation-of-sensor-technology-to-detect-fall-risk-and-prevent-falls-in-acute-care
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Patricia Potter, Kelly Allen, Eileen Costantinou, William Dean Klinkenberg, Jill Malen, Traci Norris, Elizabeth O'Connor, Wilhemina Roney, Heidi Hahn Tymkew, Laurie Wolf
BACKGROUND: Sensor technology that dynamically identifies hospitalized patients' fall risk and detects and alerts nurses of high-risk patients' early exits out of bed has potential for reducing fall rates and preventing patient harm. During Phase 1 (August 2014-January 2015) of a previously reported performance improvement project, an innovative depth sensor was evaluated on two inpatient medical units to study fall characteristics. In Phase 2 (April 2015-January 2016), a combined depth and bed sensor system designed to assign patient fall probability, detect patient bed exits, and subsequently prevent falls was evaluated...
August 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738952/medication-errors-in-injured-patients
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Scott C Dolejs, Christopher F Janowak, Ben L Zarzaur
Trauma patients are vulnerable to medication error given multiple handoffs throughout the hospital. The purpose of this study was to assess trends in medication errors in trauma patients and the role these errors play in patient outcomes. Injured adults admitted from 2009 to 2015 to a Level I trauma center were included. Medication errors were determined based on a nurse-driven, validated, and prospectively maintained database. Multivariable logistic regression modeling was used to control for differences between groups...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
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