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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222362/randomized-controlled-evaluation-of-an-insulin-pen-storage-policy
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Haley G Gibbs, Tara McLernon, Rosemary Call, Katie Outten, Leigh Efird, Peter A Doyle, Elizabeth A Stuart, Nestoras Mathioudakis, Nicole Glasgow, Avadhut Joshi, Pravin George, Bob Feroli, Elizabeth K Zink
PURPOSE: Results of a quality-improvement project to enhance safeguards against "wrong-pen-to-patient" insulin pen errors by permitting secure bedside storage of insulin pens are reported. METHODS: A cluster-randomized controlled evaluation was conducted at an academic medical center to assess adherence with institutional policy on insulin pen storage before and after implementation of a revised policy allowing pen storage in locking boxes in patient rooms. In phase 1 of the study, baseline data on policy adherence were captured for 8 patient care units (4 designated as intervention units and 4 designated as control units)...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222134/workplace-violence-psychological-stress-sleep-quality-and-subjective-health-in-chinese-doctors-a-large-cross-sectional-study
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Tao Sun, Lei Gao, Fujun Li, Yu Shi, Fengzhe Xie, Jinghui Wang, Shuo Wang, Shue Zhang, Wenhui Liu, Xiaojian Duan, Xinyan Liu, Zhong Zhang, Li Li, Lihua Fan
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence (WPV) against healthcare workers is known as violence in healthcare settings and referring to the violent acts that are directed towards doctors, nurses or other healthcare staff at work or on duty. Moreover, WPV can cause a large number of adverse outcomes. However, there is not enough evidence to test the link between exposure to WPV against doctors, psychological stress, sleep quality and health status in China. OBJECTIVES: This study had three objectives: (1) to identify the incidence rate of WPV against doctors under a new classification, (2) to examine the association between exposure to WPV, psychological stress, sleep quality and subjective health of Chinese doctors and (3) to verify the partial mediating role of psychological stress...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220709/self-reported-influenza-vaccination-rates-and-attitudes-towards-vaccination-among-health-care-workers-results-of-a-survey-in-a-german-university-hospital
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M H Hagemeister, N K Stock, T Ludwig, P Heuschmann, U Vogel
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this survey was to analyse vaccination rates and attitudes towards vaccination among health care workers (HCWs). The period prevalence of self-reported acute respiratory infections in the influenza season 2014/2015 was examined. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted among HCWs of a German university hospital using an anonymised questionnaire. Recruitment was performed by providing all medical and nursing staff a paper questionnaire with an invitation to participate...
December 5, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220341/auditing-safety-of-compounding-and-reconstituting-of-intravenous-medicines-on-hospital-wards-in-finland
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Eeva Suvikas-Peltonen, Joni Palmgren, Verner Häggman, Ercan Celikkayalar, Raija Manninen, Marja Airaksinen
On the hospital wards in Finland, nurses generally reconstitute intravenous medicines, such as antibiotics, analgesics, and antiemetics prescribed by doctors. Medicine reconstitution is prone to many errors. Therefore, it is important to identify incorrect practices in the reconstitution of medicine to improve patient safety in hospitals. The aim of this study was to audit the compounding and reconstituting of intravenous medicines on hospital wards in a secondary-care hospital in Finland by using an assessment tool and microbiological testing for identifying issues posing patient safety risks...
November 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219876/effectiveness-of-patient-centered-interventions-on-falls-in-the-acute-care-setting-compared-to-usual-care-a-systematic-review
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Donna Avanecean, Dawn Calliste, Teresita Contreras, Yeogyeong Lim, Aileen Fitzpatrick
BACKGROUND: Unintentional falls during hospitalization remain a concern for healthcare institutions globally despite implementation of various improvement strategies. Although the incidence of falls has been of heightened focus for many years and numerous studies have been done evaluating different approaches for fall prevention, fall rates remain high in acute care settings. Patient fall risk scales tend to address only particular intrinsic and extrinsic factors but do not adequately assess a patient's current fall risk status, subsequently warranting more patient-centered risk assessments and interventions...
December 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218968/the-psychiatry-integrated-nurse-practitioner-role-in-hemodialysis-an-opportunity-to-provide-nurse-practitioner-care-between-the-interface-of-psychiatry-and-hemodialysis
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Brock Cooper, Kien Dang, Ann Jones, Alison Thomas
The mental health of patients living with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) is an important aspect of their care. According to national survey data, depressive disorders affect about 9% of the North American population (Kessler, Chiu, Demler, Merikangas, & Walters, 2005). A review of psychological distress and depression across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease indicates that the prevalence of depression in ESKD is reported to be about four times that of the general population and it is associated with adverse outcomes including low quality-of-life ratings, graft failure, and death after renal transplantation (Zalai, Szeifert, & Novak, 2012)...
January 2017: CANNT Journal, Journal ACITN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218958/factors-contributing-to-nursing-team-work-in-an-acute-care-tertiary-hospital
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Suzanne Polis, Megan Higgs, Vicki Manning, Gayle Netto, Ritin Fernandez
Background: Effective nursing teamwork is an essential component of quality health care and patient safety. Understanding which factors foster team work ensures teamwork qualities are cultivated and sustained. Objective: This study aims to investigate which factors are associated with team work in an Australian acute care tertiary hospital across all inpatient and outpatient settings. Methods: All nurses and midwives rostered to inpatient and outpatient wards in an acute care 600 bed hospital in Sydney Australia were invited to participate in a cross sectional survey between September to October 2013...
2017: Collegian: Journal of the Royal College of Nursing, Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215657/-the-patient-and-the-crossing-between-primary-and-hospital-care-systematic-review-of-trials-for-the-implementation-of-tools-for-integration-in-spain
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REVIEW
L Corral Gudino, M Borao Cengotita-Bengoa, R J Jorge Sánchez, J García Aparicio
BACKGROUND: Health services are moving towards a complete integration to try and reduce fragmentation, increase efficiencies and improve health outcomes. Estimates the effectiveness in of different tools for integrated care in Spain. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of articles using MEDLINE (last search July31st, 2017). Randomized clinical trials reporting health outcomes of tools for integrated care used in Spain were included. Studies were appraised for quality using the Cochrane Risk of Bias assessment...
December 7, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214627/a-12-month-descriptive-analysis-of-emergency-intubations-at-brooke-army-medical-center-a-national-emergency-airway-registry-study
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Michael D April, Steven G Schauer, Calvin A Brown Rd, Patrick C Ng, Jessie Fernandez, Andrea E Fantegrossi, Joseph K Maddry, Shane Summers, Daniel J Sessions, Robert M Barnwell, Mark Antonacci
Emergency airway management is a critical skill for military healthcare providers. Our goal was to describe the Emergency Department (ED) intubations at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) over a 12-month period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Physicians performing endotracheal intubations in the BAMC ED complete data collection forms for each intubation event as part of the National Emergency Airway Registry, including patient demographics, intubation techniques, success and failure rates, adverse events, and patient disposition...
October 2017: U.S. Army Medical Department Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214598/evaluation-of-a-wireless-portable-wearable-multi-parameter-vital-signs-monitor-in-hospitalized-neurological-and-neurosurgical-patients
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Robert S Weller, Kristina L Foard, Timothy N Harwood
Unrecognized changes in patients' vital signs can result in preventable deaths in hospitalized patients. Few publications or studies instituting routine patient monitoring have described implementation and the setting of alarm parameters for vital signs. We wanted to determine if continuous multi-parameter patient monitoring can be accomplished with an alarm rate that is acceptable to hospital floor nurses and to compare the rate of patient deterioration events to those observed with routine vital sign monitoring...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212539/the-relationships-between-the-combination-of-person-and-organization-related-conditions-and-patients-perceptions-of-palliative-care-quality
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Tuva Sandsdalen, Sevald Høye, Ingrid Rystedt, Vigdis Abrahamsen Grøndahl, Reidun Hov, Bodil Wilde-Larsson
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the combination of person- and organization- related conditions and the relationships with patients' perspectives of care quality. Such a combination could contribute knowledge reflecting the complexity of clinical practice, and enhance individualized care. The aim was to investigate the relationships between the combination of person- and organization-related conditions and patients' perceptions of palliative care quality. METHODS: A cross-sectional study, including 191 patients in the late palliative phase (73% response rate) admitted to hospice inpatient care (n = 72), hospice day care (n = 51), palliative units in nursing homes (n = 30) and home care (n = 38), was conducted between November 2013 and December 2014, using the instrument Quality from the Patients' Perspective specific to palliative care (QPP-PC)...
December 6, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212480/the-effect-of-nursing-participation-in-the-design-of-a-critical-care-information-system-a-case-study-in-a-chinese-hospital
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Yanhong Qin, Ranyun Zhou, Qiong Wu, Xiaodi Huang, Xinli Chen, Weiwei Wang, Xun Wang, Hua Xu, Jing Zheng, Siyu Qian, Changqing Bai, Ping Yu
BACKGROUND: Intensive care information systems (ICIS) are continuously evolving to meet the ever changing information needs of intensive care units (ICUs), providing the backbone for a safe, intelligent and efficient patient care environment. Although beneficial for the international advancement in building smart environments to transform ICU services, knowledge about the contemporary development of ICIS worldwide, their usage and impacts is limited. This study aimed to fill this knowledge gap by researching the development and implementation of an ICIS in a Chinese hospital, nurses' use of the system, and the impact of system use on critical care nursing processes and outcomes...
December 6, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211198/respiratory-status-of-adult-patients-in-the-postoperative-period-of-thoracic-or-upper-abdominal-surgeries
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Alana Gomes de Araujo Almeida, Lívia Maia Pascoal, Francisco Dimitre Rodrigo Pereira Santos, Pedro Martins Lima, Simony Fabíola Lopes Nunes, Vanessa Emille Carvalho de Sousa
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the respiratory status of postoperative adult patients by assessing the nursing outcome Respiratory Status. METHOD: descriptive, cross-sectional study developed with 312 patients. Eighteen NOC indicators were assessed and rated using a Likert-scale questionnaire and definitions. Descriptive and correlative analysis were conducted. RESULTS: the most compromised clinical indicators were coughing (65.5%), auscultated breath sounds (55%), and respiratory rate (51...
December 4, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210814/caregiver-education-reduces-the-incidence-of-community-acquired-clabsis-in-the-pediatric-patient-with-intestinal-failure
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Barbie Drews, Michelle Macaluso, Hannah Piper, Nandini Channabasappa
Pediatric patients with intestinal failure often require central venous catheters for extended periods of time for parenteral nutrition, blood sampling, and medication administration, increasing morbidity, mortality, and costs. In 2007, we reported a central line-associated bloodstream infection rate of 7.0 per 1,000 catheter line-days in our pediatric patients with intestinal failure. On the basis of this high rate of catheter-associated infections, we developed and implemented a central line care curriculum for patients/family caregivers and home health nurses...
November 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209683/-construction-and-validation-of-a-tool-for-the-evaluation-of-environmental-risks-and-limitations-to-the-manual-handling-of-loads-cross-sectional-study
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G Galeoto, A Sili, M Tamburlani, M Farina, A Mannocci, R Mollica, A Servadio
INTRODUCTION: The manual handling of loads has a strong impact on many types of work. All health professionals, due to their job, are subjected to a high risk of disease from the manual handling of loads. TARGET: The purpose of our work has been therefore the construction and the validation of a specific tool for the evaluation of both environmental risks and individual limitations of the manual handling of loads / patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The questionnaire we created is composed of two main sections: the first section includes the registry card of the operator personal data while the second section, consisting of eleven items it is further organized into two sections/parts...
November 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209527/pembrolizumab-as-second-line-therapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-northern-norway-budget-impact-and-expected-gain-a-model-based-analysis
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Jan Norum, Margareth Aarag Antonsen, Terje Tollåli, Khalid Al-Shibli, Gry Andersen, Kristin Helene Svanqvist, Nina Helbekkmo
Background: Pembrolizumab is a new drug approved in several countries for second-line therapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) being programmed cell death ligand (PD-L1) positive. This drug has a high cost, and the cost-effectiveness ratio has been debated. Patients and methods: The budget impact to the Northern Norwegian Regional Health Authority trust of implementing pembrolizumab in second-line therapy in patients with PD-L1-positive NSCLC was calculated...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206702/challenges-in-clarifying-goals-of-care-in-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
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Patricia H Strachan, Jennifer Kryworuchko, Lin Li
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with advanced heart failure require communication about goals of care, yet many challenges exist, leaving it suboptimal. High mortality rates and advances in the use of life-sustaining technology further complicate communication and underscore the urgency to understand and address these challenges. This review highlights current research with a view to informing future research and practice to improve goals of care communication. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinicians view patient and family barriers as more impactful than clinician and system factors in impeding goals of care discussions...
November 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206564/advance-care-planning-in-an-accountable-care-organization-is-associated-with-increased-advanced-directive-documentation-and-decreased-costs
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William F Bond, Minchul Kim, Chris M Franciskovich, Jason E Weinberg, Jessica D Svendsen, Linda S Fehr, Amy Funk, Robert Sawicki, Carl V Asche
BACKGROUND: Advance care planning (ACP) documents patient wishes and increases awareness of palliative care options. OBJECTIVE: To study the association of outpatient ACP with advanced directive documentation, utilization, and costs of care. DESIGN: This was a case-control study of cases with ACP who died matched 1:1 with controls. We used 12 months of data pre-ACP/prematch and predeath. We compared rates of documentation with logit model regression and conducted a difference-in-difference analysis using generalized linear models for utilization and costs...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204459/hypertension-in-low-income-adolescents
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D Rose Ewald, Sarah Howle Bond, Lauren A Haldeman
Disadvantaged adolescents are at higher risk for undiagnosed and untreated obesity and hypertension. Using nurse-measured weight, height, and blood pressure (BP) as well as self-reported age and activity/lifestyle behaviors, we assessed the prevalence of obesity and hypertension in 573 adolescent patients aged 13.0 to 17.9 years (females: n = 267, 46.6%; males: n = 306, 53.4%) from a clinic serving low-income, ethnically diverse pediatric patients. Body mass index distribution was as follows: 11, underweight (1...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204104/assessing-the-consultation-and-relational-empathy-care-measure-in-sexual-health-nurses-consultations
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Annemieke P Bikker, Bridie Fitzpatrick, Douglas Murphy, Lorraine Forster, Stewart W Mercer
Background: Increasingly healthcare policies emphasise the importance of person-centred, empathic care. Consequently, healthcare professionals are expected to demonstrate the 'human' aspects of care in training and in practice. The Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure is a patient-rated measure of the interpersonal skills of healthcare practitioners. It has been widely validated for use by healthcare professionals in both primary and secondary care. This paper reports on the validity and reliability of the CARE Measure with sexual health nurses...
2017: BMC Nursing
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