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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793039/antimicrobial-resistance-in-the-context-of-the-syrian-conflict-drivers-before-and-after-the-onset-of-conflict-and-key-recommendations
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Aula Abbara, Timothy M Rawson, Nabil Karah, Wael El-Amin, James Hatcher, Bachir Tajaldin, Osman Dar, Omar Dewachi, Ghassan Abu Sitta, Bernt Eric Uhlin, Annie Sparrow
Current evidence describing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the context of the Syrian conflict is of poor quality and sparse in nature. In this paper we explore and report the major drivers of AMR that were present in Syria pre-conflict and those that have emerged since its onset in March 2011. Drivers which existed before the conflict included a lack of enforcement of existing legislation to regulate over the counter antibiotics and notification of communicable diseases. This contributed to a number of drivers of AMR after the onset of conflict which were also compounded by the exodus of trained staff, the increase in overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, the increase in injuries and economic sanctions limiting the availability of required laboratory medical materials and equipment...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792290/the-use-of-mobile-health-applications-to-improve-patient-experience-cross-sectional-study-in-chinese-public-hospitals
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Chuntao Lu, Yinhuan Hu, Jinzhu Xie, Qiang Fu, Isabella Leigh, Samuel Governor, Guanping Wang
BACKGROUND: The proliferation of mobile health apps has greatly changed the way society accesses the health care industry. However, despite the widespread use of mobile health apps by patients in China, there has been little research that evaluates the effect of mobile health apps on patient experience during hospital visits. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to examine whether the use of mobile health apps improves patient experience and to find out the difference in patient experience between users and nonusers and the characteristics associated with the users of these apps...
May 23, 2018: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792259/going-digital-a-checklist-in-preparing-for-hospital-wide-electronic-medical-record-implementation-and-digital-transformation
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Ian A Scott, Clair Sullivan, Andrew Staib
Objective In an era of rapid digitisation of Australian hospitals, practical guidance is needed in how to successfully implement electronic medical records (EMRs) as both a technical innovation and a major transformative change in clinical care. The aim of the present study was to develop a checklist that clearly and comprehensively defines the steps that best prepare hospitals for EMR implementation and digital transformation. Methods The checklist was developed using a formal methodological framework comprised of: literature reviews of relevant issues; an interactive workshop involving a multidisciplinary group of digital leads from Queensland hospitals; a draft document based on literature and workshop proceedings; and a review and feedback from senior clinical leads...
May 24, 2018: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792257/a-critique-of-the-shannon-weaver-theory-of-communication-and-its-implications-for-nursing
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Debra J Gillespie, Rachel Schiffman
With the Joint Commission's revelation that as much as 65%-70% of the time miscommunication has been discovered to be the root cause of many sentinel events, it may be time to examine a communication theory to support practice improvement efforts. Effective communication has been shown to decrease medical errors, improve patient satisfaction, and increase adherence to treatment plans leading to better health outcomes; yet very few studies have examined communication theories and their applicability to practice...
May 1, 2018: Research and Theory for Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792080/stakeholders-resistance-to-telemedicine-with-focus-on-physicians-utilizing-the-delphi-technique
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Woo Seok Choi, Joowoong Park, Jin Young Brian Choi, Jae-Suk Yang
Introduction Sufficient infrastructure for information and communications technology (ICT) and a well-established policy are necessary factors for smooth implementation of telemedicine. However, despite these necessary conditions being met, there are situations where telemedicine still fails to be accepted as a system due to the low receptivity of stakeholders. In this study, we analyse stakeholders' resistance to an organization's implementation of telemedicine. Focusing on the physicians' interests, we propose a strategy to minimize conflicts and improve acceptance...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792075/cancer-health-communication-and-breast-cervical-cancer-screening-among-asian-americans-and-five-asian-ethnic-groups
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Jungmi Jun
OBJECTIVES: This paper is an examination of cancer/health communication factors (i.e. cancer/health information seeking, patient-provider communication (PPC), cancer screening information from providers) and screening for breast and cervical cancer among Asian Americans and five Asian ethnic groups (Chinese, Filipinos, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese) in comparison to Whites. Additionally, the relationship between cancer/health communication disparity and cancer screening gaps between Asian Americans and Whites was investigated...
May 23, 2018: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791460/are-saving-appearance-responses-typical-communication-patterns-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Masateru Matsushita, Yusuke Yatabe, Asuka Koyama, Akiko Katsuya, Daisuke Ijichi, Yusuke Miyagawa, Hiroto Ikezaki, Noboru Furukawa, Manabu Ikeda, Mamoru Hashimoto
INTRODUCTION: To keep up appearances, people with dementia sometimes pretend to know the correct answer, as seen during administration of neuropsychological tests such as the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE). These saving appearance responses (SARs) of people with dementia often lead to caregivers and/or medical staff underestimating the severity of dementia and impede proper early initiation of treatment. However, most descriptions of SARs are based on empirical knowledge of clinicians...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790660/drama-to-promote-non-verbal-communication-skills
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Martina Kelly, Lara Nixon, Kirsten Broadfoot, Marianna Hofmeister, Tim Dornan
BACKGROUND: Non-verbal communication skills (NVCS) help physicians to deliver relationship-centred care, and the effective use of NVCS is associated with improved patient satisfaction, better use of health services and high-quality clinical care. In contrast to verbal communication skills, NVCS training is under developed in communication curricula for the health care professions. One of the challenges teaching NVCS is their tacit nature. In this study, we evaluated drama exercises to raise awareness of NVCS by making familiar activities 'strange'...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790625/managing-paediatric-bleeding-disorder-patients-undergoing-surgical-procedures-leveraging-the-electronic-medical-record
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C Tarango, D Dahale, N Dodson, A Otte, P J Schoettker
INTRODUCTION: Individuals with bleeding disorders have a high risk of bleeding complications with surgical procedures. Careful planning and management of peri-operative treatment is vital for their safety. Yet, inter-provider communication and communication between patients/families and providers is not reliable. AIM: Our haemophilia treatment centre (HTC) created a care gap report that used the electronic medical record to inform our team when patients with bleeding disorders were scheduled for procedures...
May 23, 2018: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790145/-nursing-experience-of-using-mirror-visual-feedback-for-a-schizophrenia-patient-with-visual-hallucinations
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Shu-Ling Lan, Yu-Chi Chen, Hsiu-Ju Chang
The aim of this paper was to describe the nursing application of mirror visual feedback in a patient suffering from long-term visual hallucinations. The intervention period was from May 15th to October 19th, 2015. Using the five facets of psychiatric nursing assessment, several health problems were observed, including disturbed sensory perceptions (prominent visual hallucinations) and poor self-care (e.g. limited abilities to self-bathe and put on clothing). Furthermore, "caregiver role strain" due to the related intense care burden was noted...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790141/-using-trm-to-enhance-the-accuracy-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-preventive-measures-implemented-by-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-medical-staffs
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Yu-Ting Huang, Chao-Ya Huang, Hsiu-Ya Su, Chen-Te Ma
BACKGROUND & PROBLEMS: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common healthcare-associated infection in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The average VAP infection density was 4.7‰ in our unit between June and August 2015. The results of a status survey indicated that in-service education lacked specialization, leading to inadequate awareness among staffs regarding the proper care of newborns with VAP and a lack of related care guides. This, in turn, resulted in inconsistencies in care measures for newborns with VAP...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790137/-diabetic-foot-neuropathy-and-related-factors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Tzu-Yu Chen, Chia-Huei Lin, Yue-Cune Chang, Chih-Hsin Wang, Yi-Jen Hung, Wen-Chii Tzeng
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) face a higher risk of diabetic foot neuropathy, which increases the risk of death. The early detection of factors that influence diabetic neuropathy reduces the risk of foot lesions, including foot ulcerations, lower extremity amputation, and mortality. PURPOSE: To explore the demographic, disease-characteristic, health-literacy, and foot-self-care-behavior factors that affect diabetic foot neuropathy in patients with T2DM...
June 2018: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789892/-the-significance-of-climate-and-environment-protection-for-health-under-special-consideration-of-skin-barrier-damages-and-allergic-sequelae
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REVIEW
Clemens Heuson, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann
The skin, together with gut and respiratory tract, harbor a central epithelial barrier function in regards to the interaction of an individual with the environment. Continuing exposure to environmental influences can cause epithelial barrier damages and thus pave the way for atopy development. The latter describes the tendency for allergies, i. e. hypersensitivity of the skin, intestine, and respiratory tract towards per se unharmful environmental substances.Allergies are classified as non-communicable diseases (NCDs)...
May 22, 2018: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789300/teamwork-on-rounds-on-an-inpatient-ward-team-an-ethnographic-study
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Carla Falco, Dorene Balmer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pediatric hospitalists are expected to be adept at effective teamwork; yet, studies in which researchers describe teamwork practices in general pediatric inpatient settings are lacking. Our aim in this study was to examine the roles that general pediatric team members assume in real-life settings and how team members conduct teamwork practices on family-centered rounds. METHODS: In the ethnographic tradition, we observed a general pediatric team on a hospitalist service, focusing on family-centered rounds, and conducted in-depth interviews with interns, senior residents, and faculty...
May 22, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789025/tethered-balloon-technology-in-design-solutions-for-rescue-and-relief-team-emergency-communication-services
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Saeed Hamood Alsamhi, Mohd Samar Ansari, Ou Ma, Faris Almalki, Sachin Kumar Gupta
The actions taken at the initial times of a disaster are critical. Catastrophe occurs because of terrorist acts or natural hazards which have the potential to disrupt the infrastructure of wireless communication networks. Therefore, essential emergency functions such as search, rescue, and recovery operations during a catastrophic event will be disabled. We propose tethered balloon technology to provide efficient emergency communication services and reduce casualty mortality and morbidity for disaster recovery...
May 23, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788846/-patient-vs-physician-reported-implementation-of-and-compliance-to-anti-osteoporotic-medication-one-year-after-sustained-fragility-fracture
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Thomas Gross
Patient- vs Physician-Reported Implementation of and Compliance to Anti-Osteoporotic Medication One Year after Sustained Fragility Fracture Abstract. We were interested why therapy recommendations made by specialists are often not followed by general practitioners (GPs) and patients. We evaluated systematic questionnaires comparing both, patient and GP statements (n = 151 each) with regard to the implementation of and compliance to specific therapy recommended by an osteologic specialist one year after an osteoporotic fracture...
2018: Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788744/general-practitioners-participation-in-cancer-treatment-in-norway
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Knut Holtedahl, Benedicte I Scheel, May-Lill Johansen
INTRODUCTION: General practitioners (GPs) participate in a patient's cancer care to different extents at different times, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and end-of-life care. Traditionally, the GP has had a minor role in cancer treatment. However, oncological and surgical services frequently delegate limited cancer treatment tasks to GPs, especially in rural areas far from hospitals. The aim of this study was to explore the extent of GPs' participation in cancer treatment in Norway...
May 2018: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788360/use-of-social-media-for-health-related-tasks-by-adolescents-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-step-in-the-pathway-of-transition
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Winnie Szeto, Annelotte van der Bent, Carter R Petty, Jason Reich, Francis Farraye, Laurie N Fishman
Background: Social media is commonly used among the adolescent and young adult population, including those with chronic diseases. For adults, these platforms have been shown to be a major source of health information. Our aims were to explore how youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) use social media for (1) disease information gathering, (2) provider communication, (3) sense of belonging to the IBD community, (4) self-expression around IBD, and (5) disease management/monitoring...
May 18, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787568/using-discursis-to-enhance-the-qualitative-analysis-of-hospital-pharmacist-patient-interactions
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Bernadette A M Chevalier, Bernadette M Watson, Michael A Barras, William N Cottrell, Daniel J Angus
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacist-patient communication during medication counselling has been successfully investigated using Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT). Communication researchers in other healthcare professions have utilised Discursis software as an adjunct to their manual qualitative analysis processes. Discursis provides a visual, chronological representation of communication exchanges and identifies patterns of interactant engagement. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe how Discursis software was used to enhance previously conducted qualitative analysis of pharmacist-patient interactions (by visualising pharmacist-patient speech patterns, episodes of engagement, and identifying CAT strategies employed by pharmacists within these episodes)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787453/information-reception-and-expectations-among-hospitalized-elderly-patients-in-taiwan-a-pilot-study
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Kai-Li Chen, Chia-Ming Chang, Ching-Huey Chen, Mei-Chih Huang
BACKGROUND: Communicating with patients, especially geriatric patients, is a challenge for medical professionals. Medical message receiving and expectations among hospitalized elderly patients have not been studied. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore medical message receiving and expectations concerning medical information among hospitalized elderly patients in Taiwan. METHODS: A descriptive study design was used. Convenience sampling was applied, and the research was conducted in a geriatric ward in a medical center in southern Taiwan...
June 2018: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
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