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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511409/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-healthcare-managers-to-medical-waste-management-and-occupational-safety-practices-findings-from-southeast-nigeria
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Okechukwu Bonaventure Anozie, Lucky Osaheni Lawani, Justus Ndulue Eze, Emmanuel Johnbosco Mamah, Robinson Chukwudi Onoh, Emeka Onwe Ogah, Daniel Akuma Umezurike, Rita Onyinyechi Anozie
INTRODUCTION: Awareness of appropriate waste management procedures and occupational safety measures is fundamental to achieving a safe work environment, and ensuring patient and staff safety. AIM: This study was conducted to assess the attitude of healthcare managers to medical waste management and occupational safety practices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted among 54 hospital administrators in Ebonyi state...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387169/oncology-nurses-perspectives-on-safe-handling-precautions-a-qualitative-study
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Sevcan Topçu, Ayşe Beşer
BACKGROUND: Oncology nurses can be exposed to hazardous drugs during their preparation, administration, transfer and storage and elimination of their waste. AIM: This study was directed towards describing attitudes, opinions and experiences of nurses administering these drugs about safe handling precautions. METHODS: A qualitative study design was used. Fifteen nurses working for at least three months involved in preparation, administration and transfer of antineoplastic drugs and management of wastes...
April 7, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166902/a-multi-component-patient-handling-intervention-improves-attitudes-and-behaviors-for-safe-patient-handling-and-reduces-aggression-experienced-by-nursing-staff-a-controlled-before-after-study
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Bettina Wulff Risør, Sven Dalgas Casper, Lars Louis Andersen, Jan Sørensen
This study evaluated an intervention for patient-handling equipment aimed to improve nursing staffs' use of patient handling equipment and improve their general health, reduce musculoskeletal problems, aggressive episodes, days of absence and work-related accidents. As a controlled before-after study, questionnaire data were collected at baseline and 12-month follow-up among nursing staff at intervention and control wards at two hospitals. At 12-month follow-up, the intervention group had more positive attitudes towards patient-handling equipment and increased use of specific patient-handling equipment...
April 2017: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122477/design-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-a-self-steering-pneumatically-driven-colonoscopy-robot
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Hossein Dehghani, C Ross Welch, Abolfazl Pourghodrat, Carl A Nelson, Dmitry Oleynikov, Prithviraj Dasgupta, Benjamin S Terry
Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to detect pre-cancerous polyps and tumours in the colon, and is performed by inserting a long tube equipped with a camera and biopsy tools. Despite the medical benefits, patients undergoing this procedure often complain about the associated pain and discomfort. This discomfort is mostly due to the rough handling of the tube and the creation of loops during the insertion. The overall goal of this work is to minimise the invasiveness of traditional colonoscopy. In pursuit of this goal, this work presents the development of a semi-autonomous colonoscopic robot with minimally invasive locomotion...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937086/exposure-control-practices-for-administering-nitrous-oxide-a-survey-of-dentists-dental-hygienists-and-dental-assistants
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James M Boiano, Andrea L Steege, Marie H Sweeney
Engineering, administrative, and work practice controls have been recommended for many years to minimize exposure to nitrous oxide during dental procedures. To better understand the extent to which these exposure controls are used, the NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers was conducted among members of professional practice organizations representing dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. The anonymous, modular, web-based survey was completed by 284 dental professionals in private practice who administered nitrous oxide to adult and/or pediatric patients in the seven days prior to the survey...
June 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919058/lifting-and-exertion-injuries-decrease-after-implementation-of-an-integrated-hospital-wide-safe-patient-handling-and-mobilisation-programme
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Jack T Dennerlein, Elizabeth Tucker O'Day, Deborah F Mulloy, Jackie Somerville, Anne M Stoddard, Christopher Kenwood, Erin Teeple, Leslie I Boden, Glorian Sorensen, Dean Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE: With increasing emphasis on early and frequent mobilisation of patients in acute care, safe patient handling and mobilisation practices need to be integrated into these quality initiatives. We completed a programme evaluation of a safe patient handling and mobilisation programme within the context of a hospital-wide patient care improvement initiative that utilised a systems approach and integrated safe patient equipment and practices into patient care plans. METHODS: Baseline and 12-month follow-up surveys of 1832 direct patient care workers assessed work practices and self-reported pain while an integrated employee payroll and injury database provided recordable injury rates collected concurrently at 2 hospitals: the study hospital with the programme and a comparison hospital...
October 25, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908843/treatment-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-by-telemedically-supported-paramedics-compared-with-physician-based-treatment-a-prospective-interventional-multicenter-trial
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Jörg C Brokmann, Clemens Conrad, Rolf Rossaint, Sebastian Bergrath, Stefan K Beckers, Miriam Tamm, Michael Czaplik, Frederik Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Prehospital treatment of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in German emergency medical services (EMSs) is reserved for EMS physicians due to legal issues. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this prospective, interventional, multicenter trial was to evaluate the quality of telemedically-delegated therapy and the possible complications in patients with ACS. METHODS: After approval by the ethics committee and trial registration, a one-year study phase was started in August 2012 with 5 ambulances, telemedically equipped and staffed with paramedics, in 4 German EMS districts...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863620/paediatric-airway-foreign-body-the-human-factors-influencing-patient-safety-in-our-hospitals
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MULTICENTER STUDY
O C Okonkwo, A Simons, J Nichani
Foreign bodies in the pediatric airway are an uncommon emergency with a high morbidity and mortality rate. Morbidity ranges from 10 to 20% worldwide and this pathology accounts for up to 7% of accidental deaths in children under 4. Dealing with this emergency safely and effectively is complex, requiring a tight coupling of procedures and processes and optimal anesthetic and operating conditions to prevent errors. These factors are recognized by the World Health Organization as 'Human Factors'. We perform a multi-center assessment of human factors pertinent to this emergency...
December 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747916/ebola-virus-disease-caring-for-patients-in-sierra-leone-a-qualitative-study
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Sara Andertun, Åsa Hörnsten, Senada Hajdarevic
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe Norwegian healthcare staffs' experiences of participating in care of patients with Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone. BACKGROUND: Ebola is one of the most feared viruses known. Ebola virus disease is highly contagious with high mortality. The few qualitative studies made on experiences among healthcare professionals have highlighted problems as lack of protective resources, insufficient personnel and risk of societal stigmatization...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566037/operating-personnel-safety-during-the-administration-of-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec
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REVIEW
Ioannis Kyriazanos, Vasileios Kalles, Anastasios Stefanopoulos, John Spiliotis, Faheez Mohamed
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is increasingly used in the treatment of peritoneal malignancies. The administration of HIPEC after complete cytoreduction offers the combination of the pharmacokinetic advantages inherent to the intraperitoneal delivery of cytotoxic chemotherapy, with the direct cytotoxic effects of hyperthermia, and has been reported to offer significantly improved patient outcomes. As a result, this novel method disseminates rapidly, with many surgical teams having developed peritoneal malignancy treatment programs...
September 2016: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542098/precautionary-practices-for-administering-anesthetic-gases-a-survey-of-physician-anesthesiologists-nurse-anesthetists-and-anesthesiologist-assistants
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James M Boiano, Andrea L Steege
Scavenging systems and administrative and work practice controls for minimizing occupational exposure to waste anesthetic gases have been recommended for many years. Anesthetic gases and vapors that are released or leak out during medical procedures are considered waste anesthetic gases. To better understand the extent recommended practices are used, the NIOSH Health and Safety Practices Survey of Healthcare Workers was conducted in 2011 among members of professional practice organizations representing anesthesia care providers including physician anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and anesthesiologist assistants...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27353509/musculoskeletal-injury-prevention-for-new-nurses
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D Vendittelli, Barbara Penprase, Laura Pittiglio
Nurses continue to sustain musculoskeletal injuries even with increased emphasis on safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) and organizational cultures of safety to protect health care workers. Analysis of data from 2011-2014 registered nurse graduates explored hospital safety culture, SPHM education/training, and incidence of new-nurse musculoskeletal injury. Results indicated hospitals provided some type of SPHM education and training, but 46% of study participants were not informed or aware of national SPHM standards or guidelines...
December 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27176750/low-back-pain-in-student-nurses-literature-review-and-prospective-cohort-study
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REVIEW
Nancy Menzel, Du Feng, Jessica Doolen
There is consensus that registered nurses worldwide have a high prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, particularly of the back. Patient handling activities such as lifting present the highest risk of injury, activities that begin in nursing school. A literature review identified 21 studies of back pain in nursing students, indicating a wide range of prevalence rates. A prospective cohort study of nursing students in a United States baccalaureate program followed 119 students who completed the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire upon beginning the 16 month upper division major and then a year later...
May 13, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27174130/reducing-occupational-risk-to-ambulatory-caregivers
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Guy Fragala
In recent years, safe patient handling in the health care industry has been addressed by various stakeholders, but much work remains to reduce health care worker injuries, and improve safety and care quality for patients. Recently, safe patient handling in ambulatory care settings has gained attention. As health care delivery evolves, demands on ambulatory care will increase and more dependent patients will visit ambulatory care clinics. Typically, ambulatory care clinics are not equipped with appropriate safe patient handling equipment...
September 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27163893/a-novel-portable-extra-corporeal-life-support-system-for-the-treatment-of-cardio-pulmonary-failure-under-controlled-hypothermia-preliminary-study-in-experimental-animals
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Filippo Benassi, Enrico Giuliani, Davide Corticelli, Roberto Parravicni
UNLABELLED:  Abstract  PURPOSE: several therapeutic options are used in emergency situations, when heart and/or lung functions acutely fail. Because of the poor results of conventional treatments, the use of an extra-corporeal life support (ECLS) systems able to completely assume the heart and lung functions in emergency situations is becoming a viable alternative. We have developed a unique ECLS system for patients needing extended respiratory and/or circulatory support and controlled hypothermia...
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159355/addressing-infection-prevention-and-control-in-the-first-u-s-community-hospital-to-care-for-patients-with-ebola-virus-disease-context-for-national-recommendations-and-future-strategies
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Kristin J Cummings, Mary J Choi, Eric J Esswein, Marie A de Perio, Joshua M Harney, Wendy M Chung, David L Lakey, Allison M Liddell, Pierre E Rollin
Health care personnel (HCP) caring for patients with Ebola virus disease (EVD) are at increased risk for infection with the virus. In 2014, a Texas hospital became the first U.S. community hospital to care for a patient with EVD; 2 nurses were infected while providing care. This article describes infection control measures developed to strengthen the hospital's capacity to safely diagnose and treat patients with EVD. After admission of the first patient with EVD, a multidisciplinary team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the hospital's infection preventionists to implement a system of occupational safety and health controls for direct patient care, handling of clinical specimens, and managing regulated medical waste...
May 10, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27105195/factors-influencing-nurses-use-of-hazardous-drug-%C3%A2-safe-handling-precautions
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Amy Callahan, Nancy J Ames, Mary Lou Manning, Kate Touchton-Leonard, Li Yang, Gwenyth Wallen
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with oncology nurses' use of hazardous drug (HD) safe-handling precautions in inpatient clinical research units.
. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional.
. SETTING: The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
. SAMPLE: 115 RNs working on high-volume HD administration units. 
. METHODS: Survey data were collected online using the Hazardous Drug Handling Questionnaire...
May 1, 2016: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26835850/work-related-musculoskeletal-risks-associated-with-nurses-and-nursing-assistants-handling-overweight-and-obese-patients-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Sang D Choi, Kathryn Brings
BACKGROUND: Nurses and nursing assistants are susceptible to work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries (WMSDs) due to the increase in overweight and obese patients they are handling on a daily basis. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to review work-related musculoskeletal hazards and risks associated with handling overweight and obese patients, and summarize the recommended interventions to mitigate musculoskeletal concerns among nurses and nursing assistants...
2015: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26557873/oncology-pharmacy-units-a-safety-policy-for-handling-hazardous-drugs-and-related-waste-in-low-and-middle-income-african-countries-angolan-experience
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Ana Vaz da Conceição, Dora Bernardo, Lygia Vieira Lopes, Fernando Miguel, Fernanda Bessa, Fernando Monteiro, Cristina Santos, Blasques Oliveira, Lúcio Lara Santos
In African countries, higher rates of late-stage cancers at the time of first diagnosis are a reality. In this context, hazardous drugs (HDs), such as chemotherapy, play an important role and have immense benefits for patients' treatment. HDs should be handled under specific conditions. At least a class 5 environment primary engineering control (PEC), physically located in an appropriate buffer area, is mandatory for sterile HDs compounding, as well as administrative control, personal protective equipment, work practices and other engineering and environmental controls, in order to protect the environment, patient, and worker...
2015: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26552118/-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-response-in-west-africa
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REVIEW
Takuya Adachi, Nobuhiro Komiya, Yasuyuki Kato
The largest ever outbreak of Ebola virus disease has been spreading in West Africa. The authors were deployed to Liberia and Sierra Leone as short-term consultants for the World Health Organization. Our mission was to ensure clinical management and infection prevention and control priorities in frontline treatment centres. This paper describes how the disease is spread, its symptoms and progression, measures currently taken to ensure both infection control and the best possible care, and the significance of infections among health care workers...
March 2015: Kansenshōgaku Zasshi. the Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
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