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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918967/accuracy-of-bedside-point-of-care-testing-in-critical-emergency-department-patients
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Braden W McIntosh, Jerina Vasek, Maria Taylor, Deborah Le Blanc, Henry C Thode, Adam J Singer
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care (POC) testing reduces laboratory turn-around having the potential to improve timely diagnosis and management. We compared the accuracy of nurse performed POC and core laboratory testing and determined whether deviations between the two were clinically meaningful. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study on a convenience sample of 50 critical care ED patients in whom a POC chemistry and hematocrit was ordered. Blood samples were divided into 2 aliquots; one sample was tested by the treating nurse using a handheld POC device and the other sample was tested in the core laboratory...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency 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/28899451/hand-hygiene-improvement-and-sustainability-assessing-a-breakthrough-collaborative-in-western-switzerland
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Anthony Staines, Isabelle Amherdt, Estelle Lécureux, Christiane Petignat, Philippe Eggimann, Marcos Schwab, Didier Pittet
OBJECTIVE To assess hand hygiene improvement and sustainability associated with a Breakthrough Collaborative. DESIGN Multicenter analysis of hand hygiene compliance through direct observation by trained observers. SETTING A total of 5 publicly funded hospitals in 14 locations, with a total of 1,152 beds, in the County of Vaud, Switzerland. PARTICIPANTS Clinical staff. INTERVENTIONS In total, 59,272 opportunities for hand hygiene were monitored for the duration of the study, for an average of 5,921 per audit (range, 5,449-6,852)...
September 13, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899101/retention-of-qualified-healthcare-workers-in-rural-senegal-lessons-learned-from-a-qualitative-study
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Mari Nagai, Noriko Fujita, Ibrahima S Diouf, Malick Salla
INTRODUCTION: Deployment and retention of a sufficient number of skilled and motivated human resources for health (HRH) at the right place and at the right time are critical to ensure people's right to access a universal quality of health care. Vision Tokyo 2010 Network, an international network of HRH managers at the ministry of health (MoH) level in nine Francophone African countries, identified maldistribution of a limited number of healthcare personnel and their retention in rural areas as overarching problems in the member countries...
July 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877182/cryptococcal-antigen-screening-by-lay-cadres-using-a-rapid-test-at-the-point-of-care-a-feasibility-study-in-rural-lesotho
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Fernanda Rick, Aline Aurore Niyibizi, Amir Shroufi, Kazumi Onami, Sarah-Jane Steele, Malehlohonolo Kuleile, Innocent Muleya, Tom Chiller, Tiffany Walker, Gilles Van Cutsem
INTRODUCTION: Cryptococcal meningitis is one of the leading causes of death among people with HIV in Africa, primarily due to delayed presentation, poor availability and high cost of treatment. Routine cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) screening of patients with a CD4 count less than 100 cells/mm3, followed by pre-emptive therapy if positive, might reduce mortality in high prevalence settings. Using the cryptococcal antigen (CrAg) lateral flow assay (LFA), screening is possible at the point of care (POC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864804/exploring-current-and-future-roles-of-non-dental-professionals-implications-for-dental-hygiene-education
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Hannah L Maxey, Christine Farrell, Anne Gwozdek
The health care system is undergoing transformation in which oral health is not only valued as an aspect of overall health, but health care delivery systems are aligning to better deliver total patient care. As a result of this transformation, education for many non-dental professionals incorporates oral health content to prepare them to practice in comprehensive delivery models. While some non-dental professionals already incorporate oral health care in their service, many opportunities exist for expansion of oral health care delivery by other non-dental professionals, including radiologic technicians, nursing staff, and human services professionals...
September 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845860/-what-future-role-for-nurses-and-technicians-working-in-a-cath-lab
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Matteo Chiarabelli, Fabio Negrello, Matteo Longoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843959/team-a-low-cost-alternative-to-atls-for-providing-trauma-care-teaching-in-haiti
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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/28811394/overview-and-current-management-of-computerized-adaptive-testing-in-licensing-certification-examinations
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Dong Gi Seo
Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) has been implemented in the high stakes examinations such as National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in the United States since 1994. After that, The National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) in the United States adopted a CAT to certify an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 2007. It aimed at introducing CAT for the implementation in the medical health licensing examinations. Most CATs are based on the item response theory (IRT) which hypothesizes that both examinee and item has own characteristics that does not change...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789737/reflections-on-a-simulation-that-became-very-real
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Joanne Dunn
As a newly appointed clinical skills technician, my understanding of the merits of simulation as a learning tool was limited. When given the opportunity to participate in a simulation created for final year nursing students, I was surprised by the intensity and realism of the experience. This reflective piece describes my perspective as a nonclinician, viewing students perform in a simulated emergency simulation. I describe the impact this had on me personally and the appreciation I now have for nursing students and the importance of my role in supporting their learning...
August 1, 2017: Creative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771646/assessing-disaster-preparedness-among-select-children-s-summer-camps-in-the-united-states-and-canada
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Megan Chang, Alan Sielaff, Stuart Bradin, Kevin Walker, Michael Ambrose, Andrew Hashikawa
OBJECTIVE: Children's summer camps are at risk for multiple pediatric casualties during a disaster. The degree to which summer camps have instituted disaster preparedness is unknown. We assessed disaster preparedness among selected camps nationally for a range of disasters. METHODS: We partnered with a national, web-based electronic health records system to send camp leadership of 315 camp organizations a 14-question online survey of disaster preparedness. One response from each camp was selected in the following order of importance: owner, director, physician, nurse, medical technician, office staff, and other...
August 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750083/health-care-workers-perceptions-of-point-of-care-testing-in-a-low-income-country-a-qualitative-study-in-southwestern-uganda
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Reza Rasti, Deborah Nanjebe, Jonas Karlström, Charles Muchunguzi, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, Jesper Gantelius, Andreas Mårtensson, Lourdes Rivas, Francesc Galban, Philippa Reuterswärd, Helene Andersson Svahn, Helle M Alvesson, Yap Boum, Tobias Alfvén
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care (POC) tests have become increasingly available and more widely used in recent years. They have been of particular importance to low-income settings, enabling them with clinical capacities that had previously been limited. POC testing programs hold a great potential for significant improvement in low-income health systems. However, as most POC tests are developed in high-income countries, disengagement between developers and end-users inhibit their full potential...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744454/staff-perspectives-on-a-tablet-based-intervention-to-increase-hiv-testing-in-a-high-volume-urban-emergency-department
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Ian David Aronson, Honoria Guarino, Alexander S Bennett, Lisa A Marsch, Marya Gwadz, Charles M Cleland, Laura Damschroder, Theodore C Bania
Emergency departments (EDs) frequently serve people who have limited, if any, additional interactions with health care, yet many ED patients are not offered HIV testing, and those who are frequently decline. ED staff (n = 13) at a high volume urban ED (technicians, nurses, physicians, and administrators) were interviewed to elicit their perspectives on the feasibility and acceptability of a tablet-based intervention designed to increase HIV test rates among patients who initially decline testing. Content-based thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews indicated overall support for interventions to increase HIV testing, but a lack of available staff resources emerged as a potential barrier to widespread implementation...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738284/awareness-attitudes-toward-epilepsy-and-first-aid-knowledge-of-seizures-of-hospital-staff-in-henan-china
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Ting Zhao, Yajuan Gao, Xuerui Zhu, Na Wang, Yanan Chen, Jiahui Zhang, Guinv He, Yan Feng, Jun Xu, Xiong Han, Jiewen Zhang
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate awareness of, attitudes toward, and first aid knowledge of seizures of hospital staff in Henan, China. METHOD: Two hundred nineteen hospital staff, including doctors, nurses, medical technicians, logisticians, and executives working at tertiary hospitals in Henan, China, completed the survey from March to September in 2016. The data comprised the demographic data section, awareness of epilepsy section, attitude toward epilepsy section, and first aid knowledge of seizure attack section...
July 21, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720227/co-creative-development-of-an-ehealth-nursing-intervention-self-management-support-for-outpatients-with-cancer-pain
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Laura M J Hochstenbach, Annemie M Courtens, Sandra M G Zwakhalen, Joan Vermeulen, Maarten van Kleef, Luc P de Witte
INTRODUCTION: Co-creative methods, having an iterative character and including different perspectives, allow for the development of complex nursing interventions. Information about the development process is essential in providing justification for the ultimate intervention and crucial in interpreting the outcomes of subsequent evaluations. This paper describes a co-creative method directed towards the development of an eHealth intervention delivered by registered nurses to support self-management in outpatients with cancer pain...
August 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704067/grip-type-alters-maximal-pinch-forces-in-syringe-use
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Victoria MacDonald, Katherine Wilson, Michael W L Sonne, Peter J Keir
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine maximum forces during syringe use for different grips found in the field. BACKGROUND: Prolonged syringe use in chemotherapy drug delivery is associated with pain and injury in nurses and technicians. METHOD: Twenty healthy female hospital workers generated isometric maximum voluntary force using a 30 cc syringe with four pinch grips (chuck, chuck variation, thenar, two-handed). Both dominant and nondominant hands were used with the syringe plunger fixed in wide (8...
July 1, 2017: Human Factors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703084/case-study-on-an-ipilimumab-cost-containment-strategy-in-an-italian-hospital
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Alberto Russi, Vanna Chiarion-Sileni, Vera Damuzzo, Francesca Di Sarra, Jacopo Pigozzo, Angelo Claudio Palozzo
OBJECTIVES: Ipilimumab is the first licensed immune checkpoint inhibitor for treatment of melanoma. The promising results of the registration clinical study need confirmation in real practice and its clinical success comes together with a relevant budget impact due to the high price of this drug. The aim of this work is to describe a new model of economical sustainability of ipilimumab developed in an Italian reference center for melanoma treatment. METHODS: This retrospective, observational, and monocentric study was carried out at the Veneto Institute of Oncology...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700021/nursing-management-practicum-impact-to-the-team-in-medical-surgical-units
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Clarice Maria Dall'Agnol, Andréia Peres de Oliveira, Adriana Serdotte Freitas Cardoso
Objective: Learn the perceptions of nursing professionals of a university hospital regarding the interactive process with nursing management practicum students. Methods: A qualitative, exploratory, descriptive study was conducted by means of 11 semi-structured interviews with nurses, nursing technicians and nursing aides in medical-surgical units. The information, collected between December 2013 and January 2014, was submitted to a thematic analysis and discussed according to Pichon-Rivière...
July 6, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694167/minimally-invasive-surgery-survey-miss-a-survey-of-surgical-team-members-perceptions-for-successful-minimally-invasive-surgery-mis
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Ladin A Yurteri-Kaplan, Leslie Andriani, Anagha Kumar, Pamela A Saunders, Mihriye M Mete, Andrew I Sokol
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To develop a valid and reliable survey to measure surgical team members' perceptions regarding their institution's requirements for successful minimally invasive surgery (MIS). DESIGN: Utilizing the Safety Attitudes questionnaire as a guide, we developed questions assessing study participants' attitudes regarding the requirements for successful MIS. The questions were closed-ended and responses based on a 5-point Likert scale. The large pool of questions was then given to four focus groups made up of 3-6 individuals...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685808/renal-function-replacement-by-hemodialysis-forty-year-anniversary-and-a-glimpse-into-the-future-at-hand
#20
Gerardo Catapano, Andrea Buscaroli
From its introduction in 1943 and until the late 1970s, hemodialysis (HD) has been a lengthy and cumbersome treatment administered by a few skilled physicians and technicians to a very limited number of terminal kidney patients. The technological innovations introduced over the years made HD a treatment administered and supervised by nursing personnel to a very large numbers of kidney patients, hopefully until recovery of kidney functions or kidney transplantation. In 2013, it is estimated that 2.250.00 kidney patients were treated worldwide, and their number is steadily increasing...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
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