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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917855/identification-of-microorganisms-on-mobile-phones-of-intensive-care-unit-health-care-workers-and-medical-students-in-the-tertiary-hospital
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Ivan Kotris, Domagoj Drenjančević, Jasminka Talapko, Suzana Bukovski
Aim To identify and investigate a difference between microorganisms present on intensive care unit (ICU) health care workers' (HCW, doctors, nurses or medical technicians) and medical students' mobile phones as well as to investigate a difference between the frequency and the way of cleaning mobile phones. Methods Fifty swabs were collected from HCWs who work in the ICU (University Hospital Centre Osijek) and 60 swabs from medical students (School of Medicine, University of Osijek). Microorganisms were identified according to standard microbiological methods and biochemical tests to the genus/species level...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902153/nurse-led-medicines-monitoring-a-study-examining-the-effects-of-the-west-wales-adverse-drug-reaction-profile
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Richard Jones, Christopher Moyle, Sue Jordan
Aim The physical health of people with mental health conditions is often suboptimal, and in many cases this may be related to their prescription medicines. One issue is that patients are monitored inconsistently for adverse drug reactions (ADRs). The aim of this study was to explore whether the nurse-led West Wales Adverse Drug Reaction (WWADR) Profile for Mental Health Medicines could improve recognition and management of ADRs in a crisis resolution home treatment service. Method The WWADR Profile was implemented in addition to usual care, in a one-group 'before and after' comparison study (n=20)...
November 30, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901600/the-role-of-the-built-environment-how-decentralized-nurse-stations-shape-communication-patient-care-processes-and-patient-outcomes
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Kevin Real, Shoshana H Bardach, David R Bardach
Increasingly, health communication scholars are attending to how hospital built environments shape communication, patient care processes, and patient outcomes. This multimethod study was conducted on two floors of a newly designed urban hospital. Nine focus groups interviews were conducted with 35 health care professionals from 10 provider groups. Seven of the groups were homogeneous by profession or level: nursing (three groups), nurse managers (two groups), and one group each of nurse care technicians ("techs") and physicians...
November 30, 2016: Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899109/challenges-for-strengthening-the-health-workforce-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic-perspectives-from-key-stakeholders
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Yi Qian, Fei Yan, Wei Wang, Shayna Clancy, Kongsap Akkhavong, Manithong Vonglokham, Somphou Outhensackda, Truls Østbye
BACKGROUND: The Lao People's Democratic Republic is facing a critical shortage and maldistribution of health workers. Strengthening of the health workforce has been adopted as one of the five priorities of the National Health Sector Strategy (2013-2025). This study aims to identify, explore, and better understand the key challenges for strengthening the Laotian health workforce. METHODS: This study applied exploratory and descriptive qualitative methods and adapted a working life-span framework...
November 29, 2016: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895218/a-new-approach-to-identify-high-burnout-medical-staffs-by-kernel-k-means-cluster-analysis-in-a-regional-teaching-hospital-in-taiwan
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Yii-Ching Lee, Shian-Chang Huang, Chih-Hsuan Huang, Hsin-Hung Wu
This study uses kernel k-means cluster analysis to identify medical staffs with high burnout. The data collected in October to November 2014 are from the emotional exhaustion dimension of the Chinese version of Safety Attitudes Questionnaire in a regional teaching hospital in Taiwan. The number of effective questionnaires including the entire staffs such as physicians, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, medical administrators, and respiratory therapists is 680. The results show that 8 clusters are generated by kernel k-means method...
2016: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885097/results-of-relid-study-2014-buenos-aires-argentina-retrospective-evaluation-of-lens-injuries-and-dose
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C Papp, M Romano-Miller, A Descalzo, S Michelin, A Molinari, A Rossini, C Plotkin, G Bodino, G Esperanza, M Di Giorgio, R Touzet
High levels of scatter radiation in catheterization laboratories may lead to posterior subcapsular opacities in the lens of the staff. The international Retrospective Evaluation of Lens Injuries and Dose (RELID) was performed in Argentina for the first time in 2010 in the context of the congress of the Latin American Society of Interventional Cardiology (SOLACI) and recently, in 2014, was carried out for the second time (SOLACI-CACI 2014). The 2014 study included 115 participants: interventional cardiologists, technicians and nurses...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881101/knowledge-barriers-and-facilitators-of-exercise-in-dialysis-patients-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-staff-and-nephrologists
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Manisha Jhamb, Mary L McNulty, Gerald Ingalsbe, Julie W Childers, Jane Schell, Molly B Conroy, Daniel E Forman, Andrea Hergenroeder, Mary Amanda Dew
BACKGROUND: Despite growing evidence on benefits of increased physical activity in hemodialysis (HD) patients and safety of intra-dialytic exercise, it is not part of standard clinical care, resulting in a missed opportunity to improve clinical outcomes in these patients. To develop a successful exercise program for HD patients, it is critical to understand patients', staff and nephrologists' knowledge, barriers, motivators and preferences for patient exercise. METHODS: In-depth interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of HD patients, staff and nephrologists from 4 dialysis units...
November 24, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878223/experimental-study-with-nursing-staff-related-to-the-knowledge-about-pressure-ulcers
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Miriam Viviane Baron, Cézane Priscila Reuter, Miria Suzana Burgos, Veniria Cavalli, Cristine Brandenburg, Suzane Beatriz Frantz Krug
Objective: to compare the scores of knowledge in teams participating or not participating in educational interventions about pressure ulcers. Method: a quantitative study with experimental design. Data were collected through a validated questionnaire. The study included 71 individuals, including nurses and nursing technicians from three intensive care units, divided into intervention group and control group. Data analysis considered the scores of the groups in the moment before and after intervention...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874152/healthcare-professionals-awareness-and-knowledge-of-adverse-drug-reactions-and-pharmacovigilance
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Noor B Almandil
To document the knowledge of, attitudes toward, and practices of adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting and pharmacovigilance systems among healthcare professionals. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted using a questionnaire. This study took place at King Fahd Hospital of the University (KFHU), Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  between  April 2015 and  April 2016. Healthcare professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and nurses, were considered eligible and invited to take part in the study...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856073/pilot-evaluation-of-isolation-patients-perceptions-on-ability-to-identify-types-of-health-care-workers-when-wearing-isolation-gowns
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Mickey Roderick, Karen Gabel Speroni, Amy Stafford, Dorothy J Seibert
In a survey research study, perceptions of 50 hospitalized patients on contact isolation were evaluated regarding their ability to identify health care worker (HCW) type in isolation gowns with no hospital badge under or on the gown, in isolation gowns with the hospital badge partially visible through the gown, and in isolation gowns with a preprinted large font Registered Nurse and Nursing Technician sticker badge on the outside of the gown. Patients ranked their ability to identify HCWs when entering their hospital room as important (average ranking, 8...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847548/needlestick-and-sharps-injuries-in-dermatologic-surgery-a-review-of-preventative-techniques-and-post-exposure-protocols
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REVIEW
Christopher Rizk, Holly Monroe, Ida Orengo, Theodore Rosen
Background: Needlestickand sharps injuries are the leading causes of morbidity in the dermatologicfield. Among medical specialties, surgeons and dermatologists have the highest rates of needlestickand sharps injuries.The high rates of needlestickand sharps injuries in dermatology not only apply to physicians, but also to nurses, physician assistants, and technicians in the demnatologic field. Needlestickand sharps injuries are of great concern due to the monetary, opportunity, social, and emotional costs associated with their occurrence...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827275/cost-comparison-of-pressure-ulcer-preventive-dressings-hydrocolloid-dressing-versus-transparent-polyurethane-film
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R A A Dutra, G M Salomé, L M F Leal, M G Alves, J P Moura, A T Silva, V O S Pereira, M J A de Brito, L M Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the costs of using a transparent polyurethane film (PF) and hydrocolloid dressing (HD) in the prevention of pressure ulcers (PUs). METHOD: This descriptive, observational, longitudinal, comparative study was conducted in the intensive care units, coronary care unit and medical clinic of a charity hospital in Brazil. Data were collected during a 30-day study period, consisting of physical examination, assessment of risk factors for PU development and application of the Braden scale, which were performed at inclusion in the study and once daily during hospitalisation...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826155/surveillance-urinaire-des-professionnels-de-la-sant%C3%A3-expos%C3%A3-s-aux-antin%C3%A3-oplasiques-dans-le-cadre-de-leur-travail-revue-de-la-litt%C3%A3-rature-de-2010-%C3%A3-2015
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REVIEW
Céline Poupeau, Christel Roland, Jean-François Bussières
BACKGROUND: There is increasing evidence that traces of hazardous drugs occur in the urine of health care professionals who are exposed to these drugs. OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific literature regarding urinary monitoring of health care professionals exposed to antineoplastic drugs through their work. DATA SOURCES: A search of PubMed using the Medical Subject Headings 'occupational exposure' and 'antineoplastic agents' and of Google Scholar using the terms 'antineoplastic', 'urine', and 'occupational exposure'...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825345/reconfiguring-health-workforce-a-case-based-comparative-study-explaining-the-increasingly-diverse-professional-roles-in-europe
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Antoinette de Bont, Job van Exel, Silvia Coretti, Zeynep Güldem Ökem, Maarten Janssen, Kristin Lofthus Hope, Tomasz Ludwicki, Britta Zander, Marie Zvonickova, Christine Bond, Iris Wallenburg
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade the healthcare workforce has diversified in several directions with formalised roles for health care assistants, specialised roles for nurses and technicians, advanced roles for physician associates and nurse practitioners and new professions for new services, such as case managers. Hence the composition of health care teams has become increasingly diverse. The exact extent of this diversity is unknown across the different countries of Europe, as are the drivers of this change...
November 8, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806789/-feasibility-of-using-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalogram-to-identify-epileptic-seizures-by-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-medical-staff-independently
#15
Q Guan, S Li, X Li, H P Yang, Y Wang, X Y Liu
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of using amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) to identify epileptic seizures by physicians and nurses in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) independently. Method: Six testees (two PICU physicians versus one EEG physician and two PICU nurses versus one EEG technician) accepted a short-term training, then interpreted aEEG in a single blinded way. These aEEG recordings with synchronous VEEG monitoring were done from January 2013 to May 2015 in PICU. The testees should recognize and mark both the seizure type and the seizure duration from the two-channel recorder (C3/C4) of aEEG (short-term seizure or status epilepticus (SE))...
November 2, 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796119/a-training-intervention-on-child-feeding-among-primary-healthcare-workers-in-ibadan-municipality
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Folake O Samuel, Funmilola M Olaolorun, Joshua D Adeniyi
INTRODUCTION: Health workers at the primary level are well positioned to provide health information and counselling on child feeding to mothers on antenatal visits. The study was designed to evaluate the effect of training on the knowledge, attitudes and provision of infant and young child feeding (IYCF) information and counselling among primary healthcare (PHC) workers. METHODS: A two-stage cluster sample was used to select health workers for training on IYCF in Ibadan, Nigeria...
September 20, 2016: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744218/medical-center-staff-attitudes-about-spanking
#17
Elizabeth T Gershoff, Sarah A Font, Catherine A Taylor, Rebecca H Foster, Ann Budzak Garza, Denyse Olson-Dorff, Amy Terreros, Monica Nielsen-Parker, Lisa Spector
Several medical professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend that parents avoid hitting children for disciplinary purposes (e.g., spanking) and that medical professionals advise parents to use alternative methods. The extent to which medical professionals continue to endorse spanking is unknown. This study is the first to examine attitudes about spanking among staff throughout medical settings, including non-direct care staff. A total of 2580 staff at a large general medical center and 733 staff at a children's hospital completed an online survey; respondents were roughly divided between staff who provide direct care to patients (e...
October 13, 2016: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743423/the-patient-care-paradox-an-interprofessional-qualitative-study-of-agitated-patient-care-in-the-emergency-department
#18
Ambrose Hon-Wai Wong, Joan Combellick, Beth Ann Wispelwey, Allison Squires, Maureen Gang
OBJECTIVES: The emergency department (ED) has been recognized as a high-risk environment for workplace violence. Acutely agitated patients who perpetrate violence against healthcare workers represent a complex care challenge in the ED. Recommendations to improve safety are often based on expert opinion rather than empirical data. In this study we aim to describe the lived experience of staff members caring for this population in order to provide a broad perspective of ED patient violence...
October 15, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737415/health-professionals-perceptions-about-the-decision-making-process-in-the-care-of-pediatric-patients
#19
Eliana de Andrade Trotta, Fernanda Cristina Scarpa, Michel George El Halal, José Roberto Goldim, Paulo Roberto Antonacci Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perceptions of physicians, nurses and nursing technicians of their participation in the decision-making process surrounding life support limitation in terminally ill pediatric patients, with comparisons by professional category. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the pediatric intensive care unit of a tertiary public university hospital with the participation of physicians, nurses and nursing technicians. The MacArthur Admission Experience Survey Voice Scale was used to assess and quantify the perceptions of professionals who assisted 17 pediatric patients with life support limitation within 24 hours after the outcome of each patient was determined...
September 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729679/pharmacy-initiated-transitions-of-care-services-an-opportunity-to-impact-patient-satisfaction
#20
EDITORIAL
Jeffrey S Reichard, Scott Savage, Stephen F Eckel
PURPOSE: A transitions of care program at an academic teaching hospital was designed to reengineer the fragmented discharge process. The team included a pharmacy technician, called a transition specialist, who coordinated the medication needs of discharging patients. This study intends to assess the impact of the transitions of care program on patient satisfaction scores. METHODS: Two datasets of Press Ganey and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (HCAHPS) were analyzed...
November 2015: Hospital Pharmacy
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