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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926873/-to-enhance-clinical-application-of-comprehensive-geriatric-assessment-in-elderly-inpatients-with-non-cardiac-surgical-operation
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X M Wang, Y Liu
In this commentary article, we introduce the definition, evaluative contents and methods of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA), as well as its successful application in Western countries. CGA is a multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment process that identifies medical, psychosocial, and functional capabilities of elderly adults to develop plans including overall treatment, nursing, and follow-up to maximize overall health with aging. How to change this situation has become an important challenge due to the significant increase in postoperative complications, mortality, and treatment costs for elderly patients with surgical diseases...
September 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917026/venous-thromboembolism-rates-in-transferred-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Samuel Lai, Eric Ton, Marianne Lovejoy, William Graham, Alpesh Amin
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing a transfer during a hospitalization may be more likely to be diagnosed with a venous thromboembolism (VTE) than patients who are not transferred. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether transferred patients have an increased prevalence of VTE diagnosis. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study comparing VTE diagnosis rates between transferred patients and non-transferred patients. For the years 2012-2014, the University HealthSystem Consortium database of multiple community and academic medical centers throughout the United States was parsed using ICD-9 VTE diagnosis codes and patient's point of origin...
September 15, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912666/prevalence-of-low-back-pain-in-iranian-nurses-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yosra Azizpour, Ali Delpisheh, Zahra Montazeri, Kourosh Sayehmiri
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) as a musculoskeletal disorder is one of the most common occupational injuries in nurses but there isn't any valid measure of the prevalence of LBP in Iranian nursing. In order to increase the power and improve the estimates of the prevalence of LBP in Iranian nurses, a comprehensive meta-analysis was carried out. A summary measure of all studies conducted in this field was found and distributions of LBP were evaluated based on different variables. METHODS: Inclusion criteria included articles with prevalence of LBP in Iranian nurses, who had at least six months of work experience without any trauma, injuries to spine, or any underlying disease...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899241/the-syrian-refugee-crisis-what-nurses-need-to-know
#4
Esmihan Almontaser, Steven L Baumann
The civil war in Syria that began in 2011 has displaced millions of Syrians of all ages. While the number that have arrived in the United States is small in comparison to many other countries, it is important that nurses and other healthcare workers here understand that many of them have faced considerable trauma and endured stresses. Most of them are Muslims. Muslims in the United States and elsewhere represent a heterogeneous group of people with a long intellectual and cultural history. Islamic cultural patterns do pose unique barriers to a primarily Anglo-Saxon medical system that medical practitioners need to consider in order to avoid misunderstanding and provide culturally sensitive care...
April 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893515/weaning-practices-of-mothers-in-eastern-turkey
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Nazan Gürarslan Baş, Gülnaz Karatay, Duygu Arikan
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to determine the practices used by breastfeeding mothers to wean their children from the breast. METHOD: This qualitative-quantitative research was conducted with mothers whose children were registered the pediatric clinics of a state hospital between June and September 2016. In accordance with a purposeful sampling method, 232 mothers of children between the ages of 2 and 5 years were included in the study. Data were collected through face-to-face interviews using a questionnaire with demographic characteristics of mothers as well as their weaning practices...
September 8, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891385/trauma-informed-parenting-classes-delivered-to-rural-kinship-parents-a-pilot-study
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Karen J Foli, Stephanie Woodcox, Susan Kersey, Lingsong Zhang, Brooke Wilkinson
BACKGROUND: Without an informed approach, kinship parents, often grandparents, may struggle to effectively interact with their children who have experienced trauma. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this pilot study was to describe the overall impact and acceptability of a trauma-informed parenting curriculum delivered to 16 rural-dwelling kinship parents. Nursing faculty partnered with Cooperative Extension Educators to deliver this curriculum, developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885520/caring-for-trauma-patients-with-coexisting-heart-failure
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Karen Bergman Schieman, Kelley Pattison, Conor Early
The coexisting conditions of traumatic injury coupled with a comorbid condition such as heart failure create a complex scenario for the trauma nurse to manage. Initial care of the trauma patient includes following the Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines and managing the airway, breathing, and circulation (ABC) of the patient. Once the airway is secure and breathing is managed, the team addresses circulation. At this point in the patient's care, the team typically does not know which, if any, comorbid conditions exist...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885519/preparing-global-trauma-nurses-for-leadership-roles-in-global-trauma-systems
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Sol Angelica Muñiz, Richard W Lang, Lisa Falcon, Jasmine Garces-King, Suzanne Willard, Gregory L Peck
Trauma leads to 5.7 million annual deaths globally, accounting for 25%-33% of global unintentional deaths and 90% of the global trauma burden in low- and middle-income countries. The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and the World Health Organization assert that emergent and essential surgical capacity building and trauma system improvement are essential to address the global burden of trauma. In response, the Rutgers Global Surgery program, the School of Nursing and Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital faculty collaborated in the first Interprofessional Models in Global Injury Care and Education Symposium in June 2016...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876506/bisphosphonate-therapy-and-osteogenesis-imperfecta-the-lived-experience-of-children-and-their-mothers
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Shirley Wiggins, Rose Kreikemeier
PURPOSE: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a chronic, genetic condition frequently described as "brittle bones." This condition is expressed by low bone density and characterized by frequent fractures with and without trauma. Additional symptoms include pain, altered growth, and challenges with mobility. This experience has a great impact on the daily life of the child diagnosed with OI and their family. With the introduction of bisphosphonate therapy children diagnosed with OI experienced an increase in bone density that included a change in symptoms and improvement in daily functioning...
September 6, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871511/nurses-work-with-interruptions-an-objective-model-for-testing-interventions
#10
Robert A Myers, Pratik J Parikh
Interruptions experienced by nurses may lead to errors as their focus and attention to multiple patient needs are disrupted. As quantitative models to understand the dynamics of interruptions are lacking, the objective of this study is a model of a nurse's work with interruptions, generating insights into the onset of interruptions and evaluating suggested interventions. We observed nurses in a US Level I trauma center for 47.3 h, including 259 interruptions (9.1% of total time) across 580 nursing activities...
September 4, 2017: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865642/adapting-the-patient-centered-medical-home-to-address-psychosocial-adversity-results-of-a-qualitative-study
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Cecilia Vu, Emily Rothman, Caroline J Kistin, Kelly Barton, Barb Bulman, Ann Budzak-Garza, Denyse Olson-Dorff, Megan H Bair-Merritt
OBJECTIVE: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) seeks to improve population health. However, PCMH models often focus on improving treatment of chronic diseases rather than on addressing psychosocial adversity. We sought to gather key stakeholder input about how PCMHs might feasibly and sustainably address psychosocial adversity within their patient populations. METHODS: We conducted 25 semistructured interviews with key stakeholders, such as physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and patients...
September 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862995/intracranial-eeg-fluctuates-over-months-after-implanting-electrodes-in-human-brain
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Hoameng Ung, Steven N Baldassano, Hank Bink, Abba M Krieger, Shawniqua Williams, Flavia Vitale, Chengyuan Wu, Dean Freestone, Ewan Nurse, Kent Leyde, Kathryn A Davis, Mark Cook, Brian Litt
OBJECTIVE: Implanting subdural and penetrating electrodes in the brain causes acute trauma and inflammation that affect intracranial electroencephalographic (iEEG) recordings. This behavior and its potential impact on clinical decision-making and algorithms for implanted devices have not been assessed in detail. In this study we aim to characterize the temporal and spatial variability of continuous, prolonged human iEEG recordings. APPROACH: Intracranial electroencephalography from 15 patients with drug-refractory epilepsy, each implanted with 16 subdural electrodes and continuously monitored for an average of 18 months, was included in this study...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846013/feasibility-and-data-quality-of-the-national-spinal-cord-injury-registry-of-iran-nscir-ir-a-pilot-study
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Khatereh Naghdi, Zahra Azadmanjir, Soheil Saadat, Aidin Abedi, Sahar Koohi Habibi, Pegah Derakhshan, Mahdi Safdarian, Shayan Abdollah Zadegan, Abbas Amirjamshidi, Mahdi Sharif-Alhoseini, Jalil Arab Kheradmand, Mahdi Mohammadzadeh, Kazem Zendehdel, Zahra Khazaeipour, Seyed Mahmood Ramak Hashemi, Hooshang Saberi, Kourosh Karimi Yarandi, Seyed Ebrahim Ketabchi, Shahrokh Yousefzadeh-Chabok, Hamid Heidari, Arezo Sotodeh, Khalil Pestei, Zahra Ghodsi, Farideh Sadeghian, Vanessa Noonan, Edward C Benzel, Gerard Oreilly, Jens Chapman, Ellen Merete Hagen, Michael G Fehlings, Alexander R Vaccaro, Morteza Faghih Jooybari, Mohammad Reza Zarei, Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, Payman Salamati, Saeed Nezareh, Moein Khormali, Mohsen Sadeghi-Naini, Seyed Behzad Jazayeri, Bizhan Aarabi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most disabling consequences of trauma with unparalleled economic, social, and personal burden. Any attempt aimed at improving quality of care should be based on comprehensive and reliable data. This pilot investigation studied the feasibility of implementing the National Spinal Cord and Column Injury Registry of Iran (NSCIR-IR) and scrutinized the quality of the registered data. METHODS: From October 2015 to May 2016, over an 8-month period, 65 eligible trauma patients who were admitted to hospitals in three academic centers in mainland Iran were included in this pilot study...
August 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844294/cervical-spine-collar-removal-by-emergency-room-nurses-a-quality-improvement-project
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Guillaume Fontaine, Massimo Forgione, Francis Lusignan, Marc-André Lanoue, Simon Drouin
INTRODUCTION: The Canadian C-Spine Rule (CCR) is a clinical decision aid to facilitate the safe removal of cervical collars in the alert, orientated, low-risk adult trauma patient. Few health care settings have assessed initiatives to train charge nurses to use the CCR. This practice improvement project conducted in a secondary trauma center in Canada aimed to (1) train charge nurses of the emergency room to use the CCR, (2) monitor its use throughout the project period, and (3) compare the assessments of the charge nurses with those of emergency physicians...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843959/team-a-low-cost-alternative-to-atls-for-providing-trauma-care-teaching-in-haiti
#15
Anton Kurdin, Andrew Caines, Darrell Boone, Andrew Furey
OBJECTIVE: Trauma resuscitation protocols have unified the care of trauma patients and significantly improved outcomes. However, the success of the Advanced Trauma Life Support course is difficult to reproduce in developing countries due to set-up costs, limitations of resources, and variations of practice. The objective of this study is to assess the Trauma Evaluation and Management (TEAM) course as a low-cost alternative for trauma resuscitation teaching in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC)...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841765/enabling-a-disaster-resilient-workforce-attending-to-individual-stress-and-collective-trauma
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Victoria H Raveis, Nancy VanDevanter, Christine T Kovner, Robyn Gershon
PURPOSE: Superstorm Sandy forced the evacuation and extended shutdown of New York University Langone Medical Center. This investigation explored how nurses were impacted by the disasters and how they can best be supported in their nursing responsibilities. DESIGN: Sequential mixed methods were used to explore the psychosocial issues nurses experienced throughout the course of this natural disaster and its lingering aftermath. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted from April to June 2013 with a subsample of nurses who participated in the evacuation deployment (n = 16)...
August 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840930/trauma-informed-care-and-practice-practice-improvement-strategies-in-an-inpatient-mental-health-ward
#17
Paul Beckett, Douglas Holmes, Monique Phipps, Declan Patton, Luke Molloy
A growing body of evidence highlights that trauma is the single most significant predictor that an individual will need support from mental health services. Yet despite this association, mental health services have been slow to provide approaches to care and treatment that deal directly with trauma. Embedding the principles of trauma-informed care and practice (TICP) in acute inpatient ward practice can lead to practice improvement and cultural change over a number of areas. The current service evaluation highlights how these principles can inform practice and the positive affect this has on areas such as seclusion and restraint, therapeutic engagement, and ward routines...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839885/emergency-general-surgery-hot-clinics-reduce-admission-rates-and-duration-of-inpatient-stay
#18
Francesca Th'ng, Christos Skouras, Alice Paterson-Brown, Rajan Ravindran, Peter Lamb, Andrew de Beaux, Simon Paterson-Brown, Damian J Mole
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of a 'Hot Clinic' (HC) on emergency general surgery patient flow-through. DESIGN: Prospective service evaluation study. SETTING: HC is a four-bedded area coordinated by a specialist nurse. The HC consultant sees emergency patients referred from the emergency department, general practitioners or those in preceding 24 h considered suitable for interim discharge while awaiting investigations and HC reassessment...
January 2017: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831576/prevention-of-fracture-related-infection-a-multidisciplinary-care-package
#19
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Willem-Jan Metsemakers, Jolien Onsea, Emilie Neutjens, Ester Steffens, Annette Schuermans, Martin McNally, Stefaan Nijs
Fracture-related infection (FRI) remains a challenging complication. It may result in permanent functional loss or even amputation in otherwise healthy patients. For these reasons, it is important to focus attention on prevention. In treatment algorithms for FRI, antibiotic stewardship programmes have already proved their use by means of a multidisciplinary collaboration between microbiologists, surgeons, pharmacists, infectious disease physicians and nursing staff. A similar approach, however, has not been described for infection prevention...
August 22, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810979/women-veterans-a-population-at-risk-for-fibromyalgia-the-associations-between-fibromyalgia-symptoms-and-quality-of-life
#20
Rita F D'Aoust, Alicia Gill Rossiter, Amanda Elliott, Ming Ji, Cecile Lengacher, Maureen Groer
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Federal Health Care recently published an executive summary from a round table discussion indicating that active duty and retired female military personnel are at high risk for adverse health outcomes unique to military service including complications related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), unreported sexual trauma, and musculoskeletal problems. In 2008, the Institute of Medicine began to review, evaluate, and summarize the literature on health outcomes in Gulf War-deployed and found sufficient evidence of a causal relationship with PTSD and suggestive evidence of an association with fibromyalgia (FM)...
July 2017: Military Medicine
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