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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237089/use-of-aromatherapy-to-promote-a-therapeutic-nurse-environment
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Kari Johnson, Toni West, Shelly Diana, Jodi Todd, Brianna Haynes, Judy Bernhardt, Roberta Johnson
BACKGROUND: Workplace stress can affect nurse satisfaction. Aroma therapy as a therapeutic use of essential oil can be beneficial in reducing stress. PURPOSE: Assess perceived stress pre-post introduction of Essential Oil Lavender among registered nurses, charge nurses, and patient care technicians in a trauma intensive care unit, surgical specialty care unit and an orthopedic trauma unit. METHODS: Pre-post intervention with a quasi-experimental design...
February 22, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226045/nursing-practice-environment-and-work-satisfaction-in-critical-units
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Elaine Machado de Oliveira, Ricardo Luis Barbosa, Rafaela Andolhe, Flavia Regina Cocuzza das Eiras, Katia Grillo Padilha
Objective: to analyze the association between the environment of nursing practices and work satisfaction in Intensive Care Units (ICU). Method: a cross-sectional study was performed in eight adult ICUs of a public university hospital between 2012 and 2015. The Nursing Work Index-Revised (NWI-R), in their short forms, and the Index of Work Satisfaction (IWS) were applied to investigate the environment of nursing practices and work satisfaction, respectively. Results: a total of 100 (34...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214162/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-blood-culture-contamination-a-multicenter-study
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Archana Nair, Sean P Elliott, Mayar Al Mohajer
We developed a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and practice of nursing staff, patient care assistants, phlebotomists, and laboratory technicians regarding blood culture collection and contamination at 2 tertiary care academic centers. Our study showed there were several gaps in knowledge and practice regarding obtaining blood cultures.
February 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202894/prevalence-of-tuberculosis-among-health-care-workers-in-tuberculosis-specialized-hospitals-in-china
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Jian Du, Yu Pang, Yan Ma, Fengling Mi, Yuhong Liu, Liang Li
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculosis (TB) specialized hospitals are playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with TB in China. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of TB among health care workers (HCWs) in TB specialized hospitals in China. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey to collect longitudinal information on the number of HCWs and patients with TB from HCWs among 203 TB hospitals in China. RESULTS: Overall, these 186 TB cases accounted for the incidence of 985 per 100,000 population...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202429/virtual-patient-technology-engaging-primary-care-in-quality-improvement-innovations
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Amanda C Blok, Christine N May, Rajani S Sadasivam, Thomas K Houston
BACKGROUND: Engaging health care staff in new quality improvement programs is challenging. OBJECTIVE: We developed 2 virtual patient (VP) avatars in the context of a clinic-level quality improvement program. We sought to determine differences in preferences for VPs and the perceived influence of interacting with the VP on clinical staff engagement with the quality improvement program. METHODS: Using a participatory design approach, we developed an older male smoker VP and a younger female smoker VP...
February 15, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179740/expanded-roles-for-pharmacy-technicians-in-the-medication-reconciliation-process-a-qualitative-review
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Adriane N Irwin, YoungYoon Ham, Theresa M Gerrity
Background: Collection of a complete and accurate medication history is an essential component of the medication reconciliation process. The role of pharmacy technicians in supporting medication reconciliation has been the subject of recent interest. Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review the existing literature on pharmacy technician involvement in the medication reconciliation process and to summarize outcomes on the quality and accuracy of pharmacy technician-collected medication histories. Method: A literature review was conducted using MEDLINE and Academic Search Premier (1948 - April 2015)...
January 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129324/performance-of-facspresto-point-of-care-instrument-for-cd4-t-cell-enumeration-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-infected-patients-attending-care-and-treatment-clinics-in-belgium-and-tanzania
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Géraldine Daneau, Said Aboud, Irena Prat, Willy Urassa, Luc Kestens
BACKGROUND: CD4 T-cell counts are widely used to assess treatment eligibility and to follow-up HIV-infected patients. The World Health Organization prequalification of in vitro diagnostics program conducted a performance evaluation of the FACSPresto (BD Biosciences), a new point-of-care instrument to measure absolute CD4-T cell (CD4) counts and percentages in venous and capillary blood samples from HIV-infected patients. METHODS: Patients were recruited in Belgium (200 patients) and in Tanzania (247 patients)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124964/-investigation-of-the-prevalence-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-among-female-syrian-refugees-with-the-complaints-of-vaginitis-aged-between-15-49-years
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Nebiye Yentür Doni, Mustafa Aksoy, Zeynep Şimşek, Gülcan Gürses, Neşe Gül Hilali, Fadile Yıldız Zeyrek, Behire Özek, Gökhan Yıldırımkaya
Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, most of the Syrian refugees have immigrated to Turkey due to its open gate policy and the width of the border. By the end of 2015, it was estimated that there were 2.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey. Many of the Syrian refugees live in Sanliurfa due to its location on the border with Syria. Trichomonas vaginalis, apart from viral agents is the most common parasite among sexually transmitted infection agents. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of T...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106651/evaluating-the-impact-of-intraoperative-surgical-team-handoffs-on-patient-outcomes
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Lauren E Giugale, Sarah Sears, Erin S Lavelle, Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Michael Bonidie, Jonathan P Shepherd
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of intraoperative personnel handoffs on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy (SCP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed SCPs performed at an academic center between 2009 and 2014. We analyzed the number of staff handoffs, defined as any instance a scrub technician (tech) or circulating nurse handed off responsibility for a break or shift change. Outcomes included operative (OR) time and composite variables for major complications (conversion to an open procedure, bladder injury, bowel injury, blood transfusion, infection, ileus, bowel obstruction, readmission, or mesh complication) and prolapse recurrence (prolapse at or beyond the hymen or retreatment)...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103272/prevalence-and-determinants-of-oral-human-papillomavirus-infection-in-500-young-adults-from-italy
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Valentina Lupato, Dana Holzinger, Daniela Höfler, Anna Menegaldo, Paolo Giorgi Rossi, Annarosa Del Mistro, Maria Cristina Da Mosto, Michael Pawlita, Paolo Boscolo-Rizzo
Although the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is increasing in developed countries and becoming a relevant health issue, the natural history of oral HPV infection is still unclear. Estimating the infection's prevalence in specific populations and identifying risk factors can widen our understanding of its natural history and help to delineate appropriate prevention strategies. This study sought to (i) determine oral HPV prevalence and genotype distribution in a large series of young Italian adults, (ii) validate an oral rinse sampling/storage protocol, and (iii) pinpoint factors associated with oral HPV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094116/-a-qualitative-study-about-experiences-and-emotions-of-emergency-medical-technicians-and-out-of-hospital-emergency-nurses-after-performing-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-resulting-in-death
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I Fernández-Aedo, I Pérez-Urdiales, S Unanue-Arza, Z García-Azpiazu, S Ballesteros-Peña
OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences, emotions and coping skills among emergency medical technicians and emergency nurses after performing out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation manoeuvres resulting in death. METHOD: An exploratory qualitative research was performed. Seven emergency medical technicians and six emergency nurses were selected by non-probability sampling among emergency medical system workers. The meetings took place up to information saturation, achieved after six individual interviews and a focal group...
January 13, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090164/a-comparison-of-medication-histories-obtained-by-a-pharmacy-technician-versus-nurses-in-the-emergency-department
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Marija Markovic, A Scott Mathis, Hoytin Lee Ghin, Michelle Gardiner, Germin Fahim
PURPOSE: To compare the medication history error rate of the emergency department (ED) pharmacy technician with that of nursing staff and to describe the workflow environment. METHODS: Fifty medication histories performed by an ED nurse followed by the pharmacy technician were evaluated for discrepancies (RN-PT group). A separate 50 medication histories performed by the pharmacy technician and observed with necessary intervention by the ED pharmacist were evaluated for discrepancies (PT-RPh group)...
January 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088171/assessing-the-sustainability-of-daily-chlorhexidine-bathing-in-the-intensive-care-unit-of-a-veteran-s-hospital-by-examining-nurses-perspectives-and-experiences
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Jackson S Musuuza, Tonya J Roberts, Pascale Carayon, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: Daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) of intensive care unit (ICU) patients has been shown to reduce healthcare-associated infections and colonization by multidrug resistant organisms. The objective of this project was to describe the process of daily CHG bathing and identify the barriers and facilitators that can influence its successful adoption and sustainability in an ICU of a Veterans Administration Hospital. METHODS: We conducted 26 semi-structured interviews with a convenience sample of 4 nurse managers (NMs), 13 registered nurses (RNs) and 9 health care technicians (HCTs) working in the ICU...
January 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075308/pulmonary-nodule-risk
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This app aims to help nurses, doctors and technicians assess the risk of lung cancer in people with lung nodules.
January 11, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073903/assessing-patient-safety-culture-in-tunisian-operating-rooms-a-multicenter-study
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Manel Mallouli, Mohamed Ayoub Tlili, Wiem Aouicha, Mohamed Ben Rejeb, Chekib Zedini, Amrani Salwa, Ali Mtiraoui, Mohamed Ben Dhiab, Thouraya Ajmi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the patient safety culture (PSC) in operating rooms (ORs) and to determine influencing factors. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive multicenter study which was conducted over a period of 7 months (October 2014-April 2015) using the French validated version of the Hospital Survey On Patient Safety Culture questionnaire. SETTING: Of the note, 15 ORs of public and private healthcare institutions. PARTICIPANTS: In total, there were 368 participants including surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical and anesthesia technicians, nurses and caregivers, divided into 316 professionals exercising in public sector and 52 working in private one...
January 9, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063726/hospital-wide-chlorhexidine-gluconate-bed-bathing-protocol-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-single-hospital
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Sara M Reese, Nicole Burnet, Jan Smith, Heather Escudero, Bryan C Knepper, Heather L Young
The objective of this study was to determine understanding of bed bathing practices over time after the implementation of a standardized bed bathing protocol. An online survey addressing bathing practices was administered preintervention and 6 and 18 months postintervention to all nurses and technicians caring for adult patients. Survey responses suggested that the intervention resulted in sustained understanding of the standardized bed bathing protocol.
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061918/clinical-experience-and-learning-style-of-flight-nurse-and-aeromedical-evacuation-technician-students
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Marla J De Jong, Susan F Dukes, Karey M Dufour, Darcy L Mortimer
BACKGROUND: The clinical experience and preferred learning style of U.S. Air Force flight nurses and aeromedical evacuation technicians are unknown. METHODS: Using a cross-sectional survey design, we gathered data regarding the clinical experience, level of comfort providing clinical care, and preferred learning style of 77 active duty (AD), Air Force Reserve (AFR), and Air National Guard (ANG) nurses enrolled in the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Flight Nurse course, and 121 AD, AFR, and ANG medical technicians enrolled in the Aeromedical Evacuation Technician course...
January 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051985/eye-care-productivity-and-access-in-the-veterans-affairs-health-care-system
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Mary G Lynch, April Maa, William Delaune, Joel Chasan, Glenn C Cockerham
OBJECTIVES: Eye care in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System is challenged with increasing demand and higher prevalence of patients with complex ocular conditions. Understanding factors that impact eye care productivity and access is necessary for appropriate allocation of resources. The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of various eye clinic personnel on eye care provider productivity and patient access. METHODS: Utilizing data from the Veterans Health Administration National Data Warehouse, workload and level of staffing were analyzed...
January 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048996/-eeg-technician-nurse-collaboration-during-stereo-electroencephalography
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Caroline Jomard, Mouna Benghezal, Isabelle Cheramy, Ségolène De Beaumont
Drug-resistant epilepsy has significant repercussions on the daily life of children. Surgery may represent a hope. The nurse and the electroencephalogram technician carry out important teamwork during pre-surgical assessment tests and notably the stereo-electroencephalography.
January 2017: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007224/efficacy-of-surgical-safety-checklist-assessing-orthopaedic-surgical-implant-readiness
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Benjamin G Thomasson, David Fuller, John Mansour, Robert Marburger, Erin Pukenas
INTRODUCTION: Our institution employs a Surgical Universal Protocol Preoperative Checklist in accordance with World Health Organization guidelines to promote patient safety. It is used in part to evaluate orthopaedic surgical equipment and implant readiness prior to the initiation of each surgical case. Our goal is to measure the preoperative checklist's efficacy in assessing orthopaedic equipment readiness preoperatively and its ability to prevent orthopaedic equipment failures (OEF)...
December 2016: Healthcare
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