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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715255/an-emergency-medicine-residency-for-nurse-practitioners-the-new-york-presbyterian-weill-cornell-medicine-experience
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Flavio G Gaudio, Rosa Borensztein
Growing numbers of nurse practitioners (NPs) are entering emergency medicine at a time when emergency departments are experiencing an increasing practice intensity and acuity. In this context, to further prepare NPs for a career in emergency medicine, postgraduate educational programs have emerged in the United States: from post-master's programs with 300-400 clinical hours in emergency medicine to intense residency or fellowship tracks with 2,000-3,000 clinical hours of training. This article describes the development and general organization of one such residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center, while also noting several broader trends in emergency medicine and emergency NPs in the workforce...
April 2018: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601424/an-acuity-tool-for-heart-failure-case-management-quantifying-workload-service-utilization-and-disease-severity
#2
Matthew D Kilgore
PURPOSE: The cardiology service line director at a health maintenance organization (HMO) in Washington State required a valid, reliable, and practical means for measuring workloads and other productivity factors for six heart failure (HF) registered nurse case managers located across three geographical regions. The Kilgore Heart Failure Case Management (KHFCM) Acuity Tool was systematically designed, developed, and validated to measure workload as a dependent function of the number of heart failure case management (HFCM) services rendered and the duration of times spent on various care duties...
May 2018: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578854/increasing-access-to-hepatitis-c-virus-medications-a-program-model-using-patient-navigators-and-specialty-pharmacy-to-obtain-prior-authorization-approval
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Trang M Vu, Wilma Toribio, Farah Riazi, Genesis Ciprian, Nathalia Gibbs, Martha Giardina, Jocelyn A Camacho, Korin Parrella, Joy Cambe, Catherine Amory, Rachel Chasan, Keith M Sigel, Jeffrey J Weiss
BACKGROUND: Obtaining prior authorization (PA) approval for the new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) hepatitis C medications is time consuming and requires specific expertise. Our primary care-based program treats hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients at an urban academic medical center and employs patient navigators trained in the PA process who collaborate with a nurse and specialty pharmacy to manage the PA process. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the rate of PA approvals for our programmatic model and determine potential predictors of PA approval...
April 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547342/policy-interventions-shaping-hiv-prevention-providers-active-role-in-the-hiv-continuum-of-care
#4
Rogério M Pinto, Susan S Witte, Prema L Filippone, C Jean Choi, Melanie Wall
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions project has disseminated HIV behavioral interventions (EBIs) across the United States since the 1990s. In 2011, the CDC launched the High-Impact HIV Prevention (HIP) project, providing EBIs plus high-impact services (HIV testing, primary care, and support services). Providers (nurses, social workers, educators) are unable to consistently make linkages; thus, numerous at-risk individuals are not benefitting from HIP...
March 1, 2018: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522133/varicella-outbreak-surveillance-in-schools-in-sentinel-jurisdictions-2012-2015
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Adriana S Lopez, Bethany LaClair, Vicki Buttery, Yufang Zhang, Jennifer Rosen, Elizabeth Taggert, Sara Robinson, Mychal Davis, Catherine Waters, Carrie A Thomas, Carmen Rodriguez, Ebony Thomas, Jessica Tuttle, Tamara Brantley, Dana Perella, Maria Del Rosario, Mona Marin
Background: In 2007, a routine second dose of varicella vaccine was recommended in the United States for children aged 4 to 6 years to better control varicella-zoster virus circulation and outbreaks. Sentinel varicella outbreak surveillance was established to assess feasibility of surveillance and describe outbreaks that are occurring. Methods: Through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemiology Laboratory Capacity funding, health departments conducted active surveillance for varicella outbreaks in schools from 2012 to 2015...
March 7, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461383/evaluating-nurse-practitioners-perceived-knowledge-competence-and-comfort-level-in-caring-for-the-sexually-abused-child
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Janice Ceccucci
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this project was to evaluate nurse practitioners' (NPs') current approach and self-reported competence in the care of the sexually abused child in the primary care setting. METHODS: A 50-question survey was distributed to 5,734 NPs who were members of a state nursing organization and nursing alumni. Inclusion criteria included NPs caring for pediatric patients in a primary care setting in New York State. RESULTS: A total of N = 325 responses were obtained, and 110 participants met the inclusion criteria...
January 2018: Journal of Forensic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438790/cervical-spinal-fusion-16-year-trends-in-epidemiology-indications-and-in-hospital-outcomes-by-surgical-approach
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Stephan N Salzmann, Peter B Derman, Lukas P Lampe, Janina Kueper, Ting Jung Pan, Jingyan Yang, Jennifer Shue, Federico P Girardi, Stephen Lyman, Alexander P Hughes
BACKGROUND: The rate of cervical spinal fusion has been increasing significantly. However, there is a paucity of literature describing trends based on surgical approach using complete population databases. We investigated the approach-based trends in epidemiology, indications, and in-hospital outcomes of cervical spinal fusion. METHODS: New York's Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System database was queried to identify patients who underwent primary subaxial cervical fusion from 1997 to 2012...
May 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420329/the-prevalence-of-multiple-choice-testing-in-registered-nurse-licensure-qualifying-nursing-education-programs-in-new-york-state
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Susan Birkhead, Glenda Kelman, Barbara Zittel, Linnea Jatulis
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe nurse educators' use of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in testing in registered nurse licensure-qualifying nursing education programs in New York State. METHOD: This study was a descriptive correlational analysis of data obtained from surveying 1,559 nurse educators; 297 educators from 61 institutions responded (response rate [RR] = 19 percent), yielding a final cohort of 200. RESULTS: MCQs were reported to comprise a mean of 81 percent of questions on a typical test...
May 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366347/correlation-of-hospital-magnet-status-with-the-quality-of-physicians-performing-neurosurgical-procedures-in-new-york-state
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Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Todd A MacKenzie
PURPOSE: The quality of physicians practicing in hospitals recognized for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center has not been studied before. We investigated whether Magnet hospital recognition is associated with higher quality of physicians performing neurosurgical procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a cohort study of patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures from 2009-2013, who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database...
January 24, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350143/adenovirus-type-4-respiratory-infections-among-civilian-adults-northeastern-united-states-2011-2015-1
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Adriana E Kajon, Daryl M Lamson, Camden R Bair, Xiaoyan Lu, Marie L Landry, Marilyn Menegus, Dean D Erdman, Kirsten St George
Human adenovirus type 4 (HAdV-4) is most commonly isolated in military settings. We conducted detailed molecular characterization on 36 HAdV-4 isolates recovered from civilian adults with acute respiratory disease (ARD) in the northeastern United States during 2011-2015. Specimens came from college students, residents of long-term care facilities or nursing homes, a cancer patient, and young adults without co-morbidities. HAdV-4 genome types 4a1 and 4a2, the variants most frequently detected among US military recruits in basic training before the restoration of vaccination protocols, were isolated in most cases...
February 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299520/the-efficacy-of-lavender-aromatherapy-in-reducing-preoperative-anxiety-in-ambulatory-surgery-patients-undergoing-procedures-in-general-otolaryngology
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Michael Wotman, Joshua Levinger, Lillian Leung, Aron Kallush, Elizabeth Mauer, Ashutosh Kacker
Background: Preoperative anxiety is a common problem in hospitals and other health care centers. This emotional state has been shown to negatively impact patient satisfaction and outcomes. Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants, may offer a simple, low-risk and cost-effective method of managing preoperative anxiety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lavender aromatherapy in reducing preoperative anxiety in ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279014/quality-indicator-survey-versus-traditional-survey-in-new-york-state-a-comparison-of-results-from-annual-nursing-home-surveys
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Colleen Moore Delaney, Lisa Rafalson, Roger C Fiedler, Joanne I Hernick
Despite the passage of OBRA'87 for nursing home reform, concerns about care in facilities continue. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid developed new regulations and the Traditional Survey (TS) process for annual nursing home survey. The survey is conducted by state regional offices to determine facility compliance with federal regulations. Despite the regulations and new survey process, the TS inconsistently identified problems. A computerized process called the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) was subsequently developed...
March 2018: Journal of Aging & Social Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180548/primary-care-providers-perspectives-on-errors-of-omission
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Lusine Poghosyan, Allison A Norful, Elaine Fleck, Jean-Marie Bruzzese, AkkeNeel Talsma, Angela Nannini
BACKGROUND: Despite recent focus on patient safety in primary care, little attention has been paid to errors of omission, which represent significant gaps in care and threaten patient safety in primary care but are not well studied or categorized. The purpose of this study was to develop a typology of errors of omission from the perspectives of primary care providers (PCPs) and understand what factors within practices lead to or prevent these omissions. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive design was used to collect data from 26 PCPs, both physicians and nurse practitioners, from the New York State through individual interviews...
November 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169346/social-and-clinical-determinants-of-preferences-and-their-achievement-at-the-end-of-life-prospective-cohort-study-of-older-adults-receiving-palliative-care-in-three-countries
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Irene J Higginson, Barbara A Daveson, R Sean Morrison, Deokhee Yi, Diane Meier, Melinda Smith, Karen Ryan, Regina McQuillan, Bridget M Johnston, Charles Normand
BACKGROUND: Achieving choice is proposed as a quality marker. But little is known about what influences preferences especially among older adults. We aimed to determine and compare, across three countries, factors associated with preferences for place of death and treatment, and actual site of death. METHODS: We recruited adults aged ≥65-years from hospital-based multiprofessional palliative care services in London, Dublin, New York, and followed them for >17 months...
November 23, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106531/medicaid-savings-from-the-new-york-university-caregiver-intervention-for-families-with-dementia
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Steven S Foldes, James P Moriarty, Paul H Farseth, Mary S Mittelman, Kirsten Hall Long
Purpose of the study: The economic burden of dementia is substantially borne by state Medicaid programs. We estimated savings, from the state payer perspective, from offering the New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI), a well-studied caregiver support and counseling program, to eligible Minnesota Medicaid enrollees. Design and Methods: A population-based microsimulation Markov model predicted and compared costs over 15 years with and without implementation of the NYUCI for family caregivers of community-based Medicaid eligibles with dementia...
March 19, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068904/impact-of-nursing-home-palliative-care-teams-on-end-of-life-outcomes-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Helena Temkin-Greener, Dana B Mukamel, Heather Ladd, Susan Ladwig, Thomas V Caprio, Sally A Norton, Timothy E Quill, Tobie H Olsan, Xueya Cai
BACKGROUND: Deficits in end-of-life care in nursing homes (NHs) are reported, but the impact of palliative care teams (PCTeams) on resident outcomes remains largely untested. OBJECTIVE: Test the impact of PCTeams on end-of-life outcomes. RESEARCH DESIGN: Multicomponent strategy employing a randomized, 2-arm controlled trial with a difference-in-difference analysis, and a nonrandomized second control group to assess the intervention's placebo effect...
January 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910238/telemanagement-of-heart-failure-patients-across-the-post-acute-care-continuum
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Amy Dadosky, Heather Overbeck, Laura Barbetta, Ken Bertke, Maureen Corl, Kathleen Daly, Natasha Hiles, Nancy Rector, Eugene Chung, Santosh Menon
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition causing nearly 1 million hospital admissions annually in the United States with 25% of patients rehospitalized within 30 days. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether telemanagement of HF patients throughout the post-acute continuum of care would reduce rehospitalization rates and improve patient self-care knowledge and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HF patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) received telemanagement by HF clinicians with opportunity for continuation at home with assistance of home healthcare (HHC) nurses...
September 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684152/access-disparities-to-magnet-hospitals-for-patients-undergoing-neurosurgical-operations
#18
REVIEW
Symeon Missios, Kimon Bekelis
BACKGROUND: Centers of excellence focusing on quality improvement have demonstrated superior outcomes for a variety of surgical interventions. We investigated the presence of access disparities to hospitals recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for patients undergoing neurosurgical operations. METHODS: We performed a cohort study of all neurosurgery patients who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database from 2009 to 2013...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625585/access-disparities-to-magnet-hospitals-for-ischemic-stroke-patients
#19
REVIEW
Kimon Bekelis, Symeon Missios, Todd A MacKenzie
Access disparities to centers of excellence can have detrimental consequences for population health. We investigated the presence of racial disparities in the access of stroke patients to hospitals recognized by the Magnet Recognition Program of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). We performed a cohort study of all ischemic stroke patients who were registered in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) database from 2009 to 2013. We examined the association of African-American race with Magnet status hospitalization after ischemic stroke...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544336/regulation-of-controlled-substance-prescribing-an-overview-for-certified-nurse-midwives-and-certified-midwives
#20
Kathryn Osborne
In addition to the regulation of prescriptive authority and prescribing practices conducted by individual states, the prescription of controlled substances is also regulated at the federal level by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). While there are variations in state laws relative to controlled substance prescribing, federal law is uniform across states as established by the Controlled Substances Act (21 United States Code § 801-890) and the DEA Regulations (Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations)...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
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