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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818571/timing-of-palliative-care-team-referrals-for-inpatients-receiving-rapid-response-services-a-retrospective-pilot-study-in-a-us-hospital
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M Williams, M Cardona-Morrell, P Stevens, J Bey, M E Smith Glasgow
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Research indicates up to one-third of rapid response team calls relate to end-of-life symptoms. The CriSTAL criteria were developed as a screening tool to identify high risk of death within three months. The primary purpose of this pilot study was to investigate the timing of palliative care referrals in patients receiving rapid response team services, and patients' CriSTAL criteria score on admission. The potential feasibility of using the CriSTAL tool to stimulate earlier Palliative Care Team (PCT) referral served as an underlying goal, and investigation of a relationship between specific CriSTAL criteria and the prediction of in-hospital death was a secondary objective...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818297/rothman-index-variability-predicts-clinical-deterioration-and-rapid-response-activation
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Brian C Wengerter, Kevin Y Pei, David Asuzu, Kimberly A Davis
BACKGROUND: The overall utility of the Rothman Index (RI), a global measure of inpatient acuity, for surgical patients is unclear. We evaluate whether RI variability can predict rapid response team (RRT) activation in surgical patients. METHODS: Surgical patients who underwent RRT activation from 2013 to 2015 were matched to four control cases. RI variability was gauged by maximum minus minimum RI (MMRI) and RI standard deviation (RISD) within a 24-h period before RRT...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807405/initiation-of-a-multidisciplinary-rapid-response-team-to-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Brett J Carroll, Heather Pemberton, Kenneth A Bauer, Louis M Chu, Jeffrey L Weinstein, Barbara L Levarge, Duane S Pinto
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can result in rapid clinical decompensation in many patients. With increasing patient complexity and advanced treatment options for PE, multidisciplinary, rapid response teams can optimize risk stratification and expedite management strategies. The Massive And Submassive Clot On-call Team (MASCOT) was created at our institution, which comprised specialists from cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, interventional radiology, and cardiac surgery. MASCOT offers rapid consultation 24 hours a day with a web-based conference call to review patient data and discuss management of patients with high-risk PE...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757084/outbreak-of-health-care-associated-burkholderia-cenocepacia-bacteremia-and-infection-attributed-to-contaminated-sterile-gel-used-for-central-line-insertion-under-ultrasound-guidance-and-other-procedures
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Ramon Z Shaban, Samuel Maloney, John Gerrard, Peter Collignon, Deborough Macbeth, Marilyn Cruickshank, Anna Hume, Amy V Jennison, Rikki M A Graham, Haakon Bergh, Heather L Wilson, Petra Derrington
BACKGROUND: We report an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection in 11 patients predominately in intensive care units caused by contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line insertion and sterile procedures within 4 hospitals across Australia. METHODS: Burkholderia cenocepacia was first identified in the blood culture of a patient from the intensive care unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital on March 26, 2017, with 3 subsequent cases identified by April 7, 2017...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755706/psychosocial-distress-and-distress-screening-in-multidisciplinary-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment
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Charlene Williams
Psychosocial distress screening (DS) for cancer and head and neck cancer (HNC) patients is rapidly becoming the standard of care. DS is of particular importance for patients with HNC, given their heightened incidence of distress, depression, anxiety, suicide, quality of life impacts, and negative medical outcomes. In the absence of DS, distress is frequently missed in oncology settings. However, when identified, distress is highly responsive to treatment, with cognitive behavioral and behavioral medicine interventions demonstrating evidence of efficacy...
August 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742548/association-between-survival-and-time-of-day-for-rapid-response-team-calls-in-a-national-registry
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Matthew Michael Churpek, Dana P Edelson, Ji Yeon Lee, Kyle Carey, Ashley Snyder
OBJECTIVES: Decreased staffing at nighttime is associated with worse outcomes in hospitalized patients. Rapid response teams were developed to decrease preventable harm by providing additional critical care resources to patients with clinical deterioration. We sought to determine whether rapid response team call frequency suffers from decreased utilization at night and how this is associated with patient outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected registry database...
July 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734561/avoiding-adult-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-retrospective-cohort-study-to-determine-preventability
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Gordon Bingham, Irma Bilgrami, Mandy Sandford, Sarah Larwill, Judit Orosz, Carl Luckhoff, Tony Kambourakis
INTRODUCTION: This study had three main aims. Develop a methodology for reviewing in-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA). Assess appropriateness and potential preventability of IHCAs. Identify areas for improvement within the rapid response system (RRS). DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of IHCA identified from an existing organisational electronic database of medical emergency (MET) and Code Blue team activation. Potential preventability of IHCA and Code Blue team activation were established by an expert panel based on a standardised case review process with descriptive and content analyses for each IHCA event...
July 19, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731933/continuous-capnography-reduces-the-incidence-of-opioid-induced-respiratory-rescue-by-hospital-rapid-resuscitation-team
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Mindy Stites, Jennifer Surprise, Jennifer McNiel, David Northrop, Martin De Ruyter
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of end tidal carbon dioxide or capnography monitoring in patients requiring patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) on the incidence of opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) in the setting of rapid response. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted in an urban tertiary care facility on the incidence of OIRD in the setting of rapid response as defined by a positive response to naloxone from January 2012 to December 2015...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729329/fluids-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-fissh-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bram Rochwerg, Tina Millen, Peggy Austin, Michelle Zeller, Frédérick D'Aragon, Roman Jaeschke, Marie-Hélène Masse, Sangeeta Mehta, Francois Lamontagne, Maureen Meade, Gordon Guyatt, Deborah J Cook
INTRODUCTION: Observational evidence suggests physiological benefits and lower mortality with lower chloride solutions; however, 0.9% saline remains the most widely used fluid worldwide. Given uncertainty regarding the association of lower chloride on mortality, it is unlikely that practice will change without direct randomised clinical trial (RCT) evidence. This pilot RCT will investigate the feasibility of a large-scale trial directly comparing low chloride with high chloride fluids in patients with septic shock...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716022/crisis-resolution-and-home-treatment-stakeholders-views-on-critical-ingredients-and-implementation-in-england
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Nicola Morant, Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, Danielle Lamb, Kate Fullarton, Eleanor Brown, Beth Paterson, Hannah Istead, Kathleen Kelly, David Hindle, Sarah Fahmy, Claire Henderson, Oliver Mason, Sonia Johnson
BACKGROUND: Crisis resolution teams (CRTs) can provide effective home-based treatment for acute mental health crises, although critical ingredients of the model have not been clearly identified, and implementation has been inconsistent. In order to inform development of a more highly specified CRT model that meets service users' needs, this study used qualitative methods to investigate stakeholders' experiences and views of CRTs, and what is important in good quality home-based crisis care...
July 17, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707273/team-communication-patterns-in-emergency-resuscitation-a-mixed-methods-qualitative-analysis
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Lisa Anne Calder, George Mastoras, Mitra Rahimpour, Benjamin Sohmer, Brian Weitzman, A Adam Cwinn, Tara Hobin, Avi Parush
BACKGROUND: In order to enhance patient safety during resuscitation of critically ill patients, we need to optimize team communication and enhance team situational awareness but little is known about resuscitation team communication patterns. The objective of this study is to understand how teams communicate during resuscitation; specifically to assess for a shared mental model (organized understanding of a team's relationships) and information needs. METHODS: We triangulated 3 methods to evaluate resuscitation team communication at a tertiary care academic trauma center: (1) interviews; (2) simulated resuscitation observations; (3) live resuscitation observations...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693453/an-account-of-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-nigeria-implications-and-lessons-learnt
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Akaninyene Otu, Soter Ameh, Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Enoma Alade, Susan Ekuri, Jide Idris
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak remains unprecedented both in the number of cases, deaths and geographic scope. The first case of EVD was confirmed in Lagos Nigeria on 23 July 2014 and spread to involve 19 laboratory-confirmed EVD cases. The EVD cases were not limited to Lagos State as Rivers State recorded 2 confirmed cases of EVD with 1 out of the 2 dying. Swift implementation of public health measures were sufficient to forestall a country -wide spread of this dreaded disease...
July 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687637/inpatient-derived-vital-sign-parameters-implementation-an-initiative-to-decrease-alarm-burden
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Alaina K Kipps, Sarah F Poole, Cheryl Slaney, Shannon Feehan, Christopher A Longhurst, Paul J Sharek, Veena V Goel
OBJECTIVES: To implement data-driven vital sign parameters to reduce bedside monitor alarm burden. METHODS: Single-center, quality-improvement initiative with historical controls assessing the impact of age-based, inpatient-derived heart rate (HR) and respiratory rate (RR) parameters on a 20-bed acute care ward that serves primarily pediatric cardiology patients. The primary outcome was the number of alarms per monitored bed day (MBD) with the aim to decrease the alarms per MBD...
August 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673223/proceedings-of-the-12th-international-conference-on-rapid-response-systems-and-medical-emergency-teams
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D Jones, J Holmes, J Currey, E Fugaccia, A J Psirides, M Y Singh, G J Fennessy, K Hillman, D V Pilcher, R Bellomo, M DeVita
Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) have been introduced into hospitals worldwide in an effort to improve the outcomes of deteriorating hospitalised patients. Recently, there has been increased awareness of the need to develop systems other than RRTs for deteriorating patients. In May 2016, the 12th International Conference on Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams was held in Melbourne. This represented a collaboration between the newly constituted International Society for Rapid Response Systems (iSRRS) and the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665445/medical-rehabilitation-in-disaster-relief-towards-a-new-perspective
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Bhasker Amatya, Mary Galea, Jianan Li, Fary Khan
With increasing frequency of natural disasters, there has been greater focus recently on the importance and role of rehabilitation services in disaster management. In past disasters, rehabilitative needs were often neglected, with emphasis on acute response plans focused on saving lives and treating acute injuries. There was a lack of, or inadequate, rehabilitation-inclusive disaster response plans and rehabilitation services in many disaster-prone developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Medical Team (EMT) initiative recognizes rehabilitation as an integral part of medical response and patient-centred care in disaster settings...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663136/can-salivary-testosterone-and-cortisol-reactivity-to-a-mid-week-stress-test-discriminate-a-match-outcome-during-international-rugby-union-competition
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Blair T Crewther, Neil Potts, Liam P Kilduff, Scott Drawer, Christian J Cook
OBJECTIVES: Evidence suggests that stress-induced changes in testosterone and cortisol are related to future competitive behaviours and team-sport outcomes. Therefore, we examined whether salivary testosterone and cortisol reactivity to a mid-week stress test can discriminate a match outcome in international rugby union competition. DESIGN: Single group, quasi-experimental design with repeated measures. METHOD: Thirty-three male rugby players completed a standardised stress test three or four days before seven international matches...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659194/out-of-hospital-cardio-pulmonary-arrest-is-there-a-role-for-the-primary-healthcare-teams
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Shlomo Vinker
Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The survival rates are poor and even more frustrating are the rates of neurologically favorable outcomes at hospital discharge. In a recent IJHPR article, Einav et al. concluded that many primary care clinics are underequipped and the physicians underprepared to initiate life-saving services. The chance of having an OHCA in a primary care clinic is very low. But although the impact is small, primary care teams as well as other out-of-hospital healthcare personal should be familiar with the telephone number for summoning emergency medical services (EMS), be aware of the location of the defibrillator in their clinic, and know how to use it...
June 28, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656784/the-spectrum-of-mitral-valve-pathologies-relevance-for-surgical-and-structural-interventions
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Sho Torii, Maria E Romero, Hiroyoshi Mori, Emanuel Harari, Frank D Kolodgie, Aloke V Finn, Renu Virmani
The mitral valve apparatus, both functionally and morphologically is composed of a constellation of individual structures, including the annulus, anterior and posterior leaflets, chordae tendineae, and papillary muscles. Most also include the left ventricular wall and the left atrium which are essential for the valve to function normally. Areas covered: The commonest conditions responsible for mitral valve dysfunction in the Western World are degenerative and functional mitral regurgitation, which are discussed in detail...
July 4, 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656602/rapid-response-team-calls-to-obstetric-patients-in-a-busy-quaternary-maternity-hospital
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Timothy M Crozier, Pauline Galt, Stuart J Wilson, Euan M Wallace
AIMS: There is limited published information regarding intensive care unit (ICU) led rapid response team (RRT) calls to obstetric patients. We examined the characteristics of RRT calls to obstetric patients at a tertiary teaching hospital. METHODS: Details of calls to pregnant and postpartum patients between October 2010 and June 2014 were obtained from the hospital RRT database. Each was retrospectively examined for data on patient demographics, call trigger, interventions and outcomes...
June 28, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636449/zika-virus-in-ontario-evaluating-a-rapid-risk-assessment-tool-for-emerging-infectious-disease-threats
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Ryan Van Meer, Karin Hohenadel, Alanna Fitzgerald-Husek, Bryna Warshawsky, Doug Sider, Brian Schwartz, Mark P Nelder
To determine the Ontario-specific risk of local and travel-related Zika virus transmission in the context of a public health emergency of international concern, Public Health Ontario (PHO) completed a rapid risk assessment (RRA) on January 29, 2016, using a newly developed RRA guidance tool. The RRA concluded that risk of local mosquito-borne transmission was low, with a high risk of imported cases through travel. The RRA was updated 3 times based on predetermined triggers. An independent evaluation assessed both the application of the RRA guidance tool (process evaluation) and the usefulness of the RRA (outcome evaluation)...
May 2017: Health Security
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