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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049076/fatigue-risk-management-the-impact-of-anesthesiology-residents-work-schedules-on-job-performance-and-a-review-of-potential-countermeasures
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Lily R Wong, Erin Flynn-Evans, Keith J Ruskin
Long duty periods and overnight call shifts impair physicians' performance on measures of vigilance, psychomotor functioning, alertness, and mood. Anesthesiology residents typically work between 64 and 70 hours per week and are often required to work 24 hours or overnight shifts, sometimes taking call every third night. Mitigating the effects of sleep loss, circadian misalignment, and sleep inertia requires an understanding of the relationship among work schedules, fatigue, and job performance. This article reviews the current Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education guidelines for resident duty hours, examines how anesthesiologists' work schedules can affect job performance, and discusses the ramifications of overnight and prolonged duty hours on patient safety and resident well-being...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049005/beliefs-attitudes-and-activities-of-healthcare-personnel-about-influenza-and-pneumococcal-vaccines
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Fatma Çiftci, Elif Şen, Nalan Demir, Orçun Çiftci, Serhat Erol, Oya Kayacan
OBJECTIVES: Vaccination of healthcare personnel (HCP) is an effective measure for preventing the spread of influenza among at-risk patients. This study was conducted to determine influenza vaccination rates and activities among HCP working at a tertiary healthcare setting. METHODS: This study included 470 HCP (85 physicians, 134 nurses, 53 healthcare assistants, 44 paramedics, 47 medical secretaries, and 107 auxillary staff members) working at the emergency, cardiology, chest diseases, and internal medicine departments with the largest volume of patients with vaccination indication of two large university hospitals with similar medical practices and work environment...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046934/-knowledge-of-the-population-about-leading-symptoms-of-cardiovascular-emergencies-and-the-responsibility-and-accessibility-of-medical-facilities-in-emergencies-results-of-the-kzen-study-in-western-palatinate
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T Luiz, S Dittrich, G Pollach, C Madler
BACKGROUND: The Westpfalz is a mainly rural region in the southwestern part of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate with 527,000 inhabitants and demonstrates a higher than average cardiovascular mortality compared to the rest of Germany. The reasons are not known. Our study attempted to investigate whether significant deficits in knowledge of the population on cardiovascular emergencies, the accessibility of emergency medical services (EMS) or the different responsibilities and abilities of the medical facilities could be held responsible for this...
October 18, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045996/sicko-development-of-a-multi-disciplinary-training-concept-for-paediatric-oncology
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Petra Tiroke, Birte Sänger, Urs Mücke, Lea Berndt, Henrike Wittenbecher, Lorenz Grigull
Background Treating children with cancer requires multiple different skills. For the healthcare personnel (HCP) in Germany the practice of ongoing training to improve professional skills is almost non-existent. Therefore, we developed a programme called 'SICKO' to support HCPs skills and attitudes by means of a multidisciplinary workshop. Methods Following a qualitative analysis, we then designed a modular (3 day) workshop. During day one (8 h) participants learn practical skills, the fundamentals of chemotherapy, and effective communication skills...
October 18, 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045988/postgraduate-experiences-with-an-advanced-reproductive-health-and-abortion-training-and-leadership-program
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Alison Block, Christine Dehlendorf, M Antonia Biggs, Sarah McNeil, Suzan Goodman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Family physicians are critical to reproductive health service provision including miscarriage management and abortion care, but many graduates report barriers in integrating these services into practice. We designed and implemented CREATE (Continuing Reproductive Education for Advanced Training Efficacy), an elective advanced training and leadership program for senior residents aimed to help new graduates integrate miscarriage and abortion care into practice...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045986/impact-of-residency-training-redesign-on-residents-clinical-knowledge
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Elaine Waller, M Patrice Eiff, Eve Dexter, Jason C B Rinaldo, Miguel Marino, Roger Garvin, Alan B Douglass, Robert Phillips, Larry A Green, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The In-training Examination (ITE) is a frequently used method to evaluate family medicine residents' clinical knowledge. We compared family medicine ITE scores among residents who trained in the 14 programs that participated in the Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) Project to national averages over time, and according to educational innovations. METHODS: The ITE scores of 802 consenting P4 residents who trained in 2007 through 2011 were obtained from the American Board of Family Medicine...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045351/awareness-and-implementation-of-the-2014%C3%A2-espghan-naspghan-guideline-for-childhood-functional-constipation
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Ilan J N Koppen, M H Vriesman, M M Tabbers, C Di Lorenzo, M A Benninga
OBJECTIVE: To assess if physicians approach children with functional constipation according to the 2014 ESPGHAN/NASPGHAN guideline. METHODS: We invited pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands and the U.S. to participate in this anonymous survey using a self-developed questionnaire containing 19 multiple-choice questions concerning evaluation and treatment of children with constipation. RESULTS: We included 328 physicians (67% from the U...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041794/the-views-of-key-stakeholders-in-zimbabwe-on-the-introduction-of-postgraduate-family-medicine-training-a-qualitative-study
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Cherifa Sururu, Robert Mash
BACKGROUND: Strengthening primary health care (PHC) is a priority for all effective health systems, and family physicians are seen as a key member of the PHC team. Zimbabwe has joined a number of African countries that are seriously considering the introduction of postgraduate family medicine training. Implementation of training, however, has not yet happened. AIM: To explore the views of key stakeholders on the introduction of postgraduate family medicine training...
September 12, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040811/mobile-emergency-simulation-training-for-rural-health-providers
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Douglas Martin, Brent Bekiaris, Gregory Hansen
INTRODUCTION: Mobile emergency simulation offers innovative continuing medical educational support to regions that may lack access to such opportunities. Furthermore, satisfaction is a critical element for active learning. Together, the authors evaluated Canadian rural healthcare providers' satisfaction from high fidelity emergency simulation training using a modified motorhome as a mobile education unit (MEU). METHODS: Over a 5-month period, data was collected during 14 educational sessions in nine different southern Manitoban communities...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040609/improving-patient-safety-and-efficiency-of-medication-reconciliation-through-the-development-and-adoption-of-a-computer-assisted-tool-with-automated-electronic-integration-of-population-based-community-drug-data-the-rightrx-project
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Robyn Tamblyn, Nancy Winslade, Todd C Lee, Aude Motulsky, Ari Meguerditchian, Melissa Bustillo, Sarah Elsayed, David L Buckeridge, Isabelle Couture, Christina J Qian, Teresa Moraga, Allen Huang
Background and Objective: Many countries require hospitals to implement medication reconciliation for accreditation, but the process is resource-intensive, thus adherence is poor. We report on the impact of prepopulating and aligning community and hospital drug lists with data from population-based and hospital-based drug information systems to reduce workload and enhance adoption and use of an e-medication reconciliation application, RightRx. Methods: The prototype e-medical reconciliation web-based software was developed for a cluster-randomized trial at the McGill University Health Centre...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040378/plastic-surgery-related-hashtag-utilization-on-instagram-implications-for-education-and-marketing
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Robert G Dorfman, Elbert E Vaca, Eitezaz Mahmood, Neil A Fine, Clark F Schierle
Background: Recent data suggest patients are seeking aesthetic surgery to improve their appearance on Instagram and other social media. Despite the rising influence of Instagram in plastic surgery, few academic publications address Instagram, let alone evaluate its utilization in plastic surgery. Objectives: We set out to answer the following three questions: 1) what plastic surgery-related content is being posted to Instagram; 2) who is posting this content; and 3) what specific hashtags are they using? Methods: Our study queried 21 Instagram plastic surgery-related hashtags...
August 30, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039621/supporting-emergency-medical-care-teams-with-an-integrated-status-display-providing-real-time-access-to-medical-best-practices-workflow-tracking-and-patient-data
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PoLiang Wu, Min-Young Nam, Jeonghwan Choi, Alex Kirlik, Lui Sha, Richard B Berlin
The work of a hospital's medical staff is safety critical and often occurs under severe time constraints. To provide timely and effective cognitive support to medical teams working in such contexts, guidelines in the form of best practice workflows for healthcare have been developed by medical organizations. However, the high cognitive load imposed in such stressful and rapidly changing environments poses significant challenges to the medical staff or team in adhering to these workflows. In collaboration with physicians and nurses from Carle Foundation Hospital, we first studied and modeled medical team's individual responsibilities and interactions in cardiac arrest resuscitation and decomposed their overall task into a set of distinct cognitive tasks that must be specifically supported to achieve successful human-centered system design...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036381/project-echo-telementoring-intervention-for-managing-chronic-pain-in-primary-care-insights-from-a-qualitative-study
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Leslie Carlin, Jane Zhao, Ruth Dubin, Paul Taenzer, Hannah Sidrak, Andrea Furlan
Objective: Family physicians in Canada receive little training in chronic pain management; concomitantly, they face increasing pressure to reduce their prescribing of opioids. Project ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain/Opioid Stewardship (ECHO) is a telementoring intervention for primary care practitioners that enhances their pain management skills. This qualitative study reports participants' experiences and assessment of ECHO. Design: An opportunistic sample of multidisciplinary primary care providers attending one of three residential weekend workshops participated in focus group discussions...
September 27, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035964/medication-safety-programs-in-primary-care-a-scoping-review
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Hanan Khalil, Monica Shahid, Libby Roughead
BACKGROUND: Medication safety plays an essential role in all healthcare organizations; improving this area is paramount to quality and safety of any wider healthcare program. While several medication safety programs in the hospital setting have been described and the associated impact on patient safety evaluated, no systematic reviews have described the impact of medication safety programs in the primary care setting. A preliminary search of the literature demonstrated that no systematic reviews, meta-analysis or scoping reviews have reported on medication safety programs in primary care; instead they have focused on specific interventions such as medication reconciliation or computerized physician order entry...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035178/patient-perspectives-on-communication-with-primary-care-physicians-about-chronic-low-back-pain
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Sarah Evers, Clarissa Hsu, Karen J Sherman, Ben Balderson, Rene Hawkes, Georgie Brewer, Anne-Marie La Porte, John Yeoman, Dan Cherkin
OBJECTIVES: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a common health problem with challenges for providing satisfactory care. This study was undertaken to identify opportunities to improve key aspects of physicians' communications with CLBP-affected patients. METHODS: A series of 3 focus groups, each with 7 to 11 patients with CLBP, were recruited from primary care settings and grouped by risk level of reduced function resulting from back pain, to elicit perspectives about interactions with their primary care physicians...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029228/development-of-a-whole-task-simulator-for-carotid-endarterectomy
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Gabrielle Santangelo, Doran Mix, Ahmed Ghazi, Michael Stoner, G Edward Vates, Jonathan J Stone
BACKGROUND: Surgical education relies on operative exposure with live patients. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) demands an experienced surgeon with a very low complication rate. The high-risk nature of this procedure and the decline in number of CEAs performed annually has created a gap in residency training. OBJECTIVE: To develop a high-fidelity whole-task simulation for CEA that demonstrates content, construct, and face validity. METHODS: Anatomically accurate models of the human neck were created using multilayered poly-vinyl alcohol hydrogels...
September 27, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028635/are-we-on-the-same-page-shared-mental-models-to-support-clinical-teamwork-among-health-professions-learners-a-scoping-review
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Leslie Carstensen Floren, DorAnne Donesky, Evans Whitaker, David M Irby, Olle Ten Cate, Bridget C O'Brien
PURPOSE: To conduct a scoping review to explore the construct of shared mental models (SMMs) in the context of clinical teamwork among health professions learners. METHOD: The authors searched the PubMed, ERIC, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, PsychINFO, and EMBASE databases for English-language articles published between 2000 and 2016. Eligible articles mentioned SMMs in relation to clinical teamwork and included health professions learners. Two reviewers screened studies for eligibility and extracted data to determine the depth and breadth of the literature on SMMs...
October 12, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028559/-what-s-the-right-thing-to-do-correctional-healthcare-providers-knowledge-attitudes-and-experiences-caring-for-transgender-inmates
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Kirsty A Clark, Jaclyn M White Hughto, John E Pachankis
RATIONAL: Incarcerated transgender individuals may need to access physical and mental health services to meet their general and gender-affirming (e.g., hormones, surgery) medical needs while incarcerated. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine correctional healthcare providers' knowledge of, attitudes toward, and experiences providing care to transgender inmates. METHOD: In 2016, 20 correctional healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors) from New England participated in in-depth, semi-structured interviews examining their experiences caring for transgender inmates...
October 5, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028468/lessons-for-physicians-from-flint-s-water-crisis
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Laura A Carravallah, Lawrence A Reynolds, Susan J Woolford
Physicians form a vital front in recognizing unusual clinical presentations that could herald a health threat. In the Flint water crisis, physicians can be credited with playing critical roles in both uncovering the crisis and providing leadership when government failed to respond effectively. Yet most physicians in Flint were not formally trained in advocacy or leadership and might have recognized the health implications of the crisis more quickly had they received formal environmental health training. Furthermore, connections to other professional disciplines-and to the community-are vital for effective responses to environmental health threats...
October 1, 2017: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027898/surgery-versus-antibiotics-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-which-would-a-medical-student-want
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Alison R Althans, Pierre Tamer, Justin T Brady, Emily Steinhagen, Vanessa P Ho
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that treatment of acute, uncomplicated appendicitis (AUA) with antibiotics is as effective as surgery. A 2015 study indicated that more than 50% of patients would choose antibiotic therapy. Medical students represent a unique population of potential patients with greater medical knowledge than the general public and possibly less bias than practicing physicians. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate what the MEDICAL STUDENT'S treatment choice for AUA would be and what factors influence these decisions...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
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