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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222081/oncology-nursing-perceptions-of-patient-electronic-portal-use-a-qualitative-analysis
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David E Gerber, Muhammad Shaalan Beg, Tobi Duncan, Mary Gill, Simon J Craddock Lee
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To identify nursing staff reactions to and perceptions of electronic portal use in a cancer setting.
. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative.
. SETTING: Outpatient clinic at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
. PARTICIPANTS: 13 nurses with a range of credentials and experience, representing infusion, medical oncology, and bone marrow transplantation clinics...
March 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205108/water-assisted-colonoscopy
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REVIEW
Sergio Cadoni, Felix W Leung
The current review will attempt to describe the important lessons learned from published randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing water immersion (WI) or water exchange (WE) techniques with gas insufflation colonoscopy. Air insufflation (AI) to distend the colon to permit visualization and passage through the lumen was developed for diagnostic colonoscopy. When screening colonoscopy was adopted, the same AI method was used. Interval cancers, diagnosed within 3 to 5 years after an index screening colonoscopy, appeared to be linked to low adenoma detection rate (ADR)...
February 15, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193106/improving-end-of-life-care-knowledge-among-senior-baccalaureate-nursing-students
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Toni L Glover, Cynthia Garvan, Rose M Nealis, Sandra W Citty, David J Derrico
OBJECTIVE: It is imperative that nurses are proficient and comfortable providing care to patients at the end of life. Recent studies show that nurses' knowledge of end-of-life care is less than optimal. Effective, evidence-based methods to infuse palliative and end-of-life care education into the undergraduate nursing curriculum are needed. METHODS: A descriptive pre- and postassessment evaluating senior nursing students' acquisition of knowledge on end-of-life care after attending the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) core course was conducted...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167466/the-curative-effect-analysis-and-nursing-measures-of-the-transvaginal-myomectomy-and-transabdominal-myomectomy
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Lingping Meng, Wanxia Li
To analyze the curative effects of the transvaginal myomectomy (TVM) and the traditional transabdominal myomectomy (TAM). The group with traditional TAM received routine preoperative nursing guidance and postoperative care. While the group with TVM received preoperative strengthened psychological care, vaginal preparation and postoperative strengthened vagina nursing, paying attention to the prevention and treatment of complications, and maintaining effective pelvic draining and other nursing measures. After that, the statistical processing and analysis were used to compared the intraoperative blood loss, operating time, postoperative infusion time, hospitalization time, postoperative eating, postoperative ambulation, the usage rate of postoperative analgesic, postoperative morbidity and postoperative complications between the two groups Comparison between TVM group and TAM group showed that the difference of the operating time, postoperative infusion time, hospitalization time, postoperative eating, postoperative ambulation, the usage rate of postoperative analgesic, postoperative morbidity and postoperative complications between the two groups were statistically significant (P<0...
November 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156560/improvements-in-communication-and-engagement-of-advance-care-planning-in-adults-with-metastatic-cancer-through-a-targeted-team-approach
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Lalan S Wilfong, Margaret Rhoads, Mary Ann Cagle, Cynthia B Taniguchi
: 14 Background: Advance care planning (ACP) continues to be a vital part of comprehensive, person-centered cancer care. A large community oncology practice performed a targeted approach to improve patient engagement of ACP. A process improvement project with three goals was set: increasing ACP referrals, ACP counseling visits and completed Values Assessment (VA) instrument. A leadership team consisting of practice director, physician, nurse manager, and nurse practitioner was developed with ownership of roles and responsibilities...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156488/new-primary-palliative-care-pc-model-for-community-cancer-clinics-ccc
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Deborah Gray, Stephanie Struve, Carol Huibregtse, Qiaofang Chen
: 159 Background: Our CCC serving a mixed rural/urban population is part of a large integrated healthcare system in Eastern WI. The closest PC specialist/team is 45 miles away at one of the tertiary care facilities. To fill this service gap we implemented a primary PC model. An initial outpatient palliative care family conference (OFC) and use of cancer nurse navigators (CNN)are hallmarks of this program. METHODS: The VLCC, housed in a standalone facility is staffed by two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist and has an infusion center and a full-fledged radiation oncology unit with support staff, including cancer nurse navigators, research nurses, social workers, a clinical psychologist, a pharmacist, a nutritionist, a therapy dog and a chaplain...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152963/kaiser-permanente-georgia-colon-cancer-care-through-the-science-of-performance-improvement
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: 250 Background: While our patients reported high satisfaction with the care they received, Kaiser Permanente Georgia's baseline assessment found variation in the way our colon cancer patients were diagnosed and received care. This variation also effects the cycle time from diagnosis to initiation of treatment (surgery or first infusion). METHODS: Using Kaiser Permanente's Performance Improvement methodology and interdisciplinary cooperation, this project launched in January of 2014...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152927/reducing-wait-time-wt-in-the-infusion-center-ic
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Lianne Lopez, Angela Aschian, Betty Chan, Martha Inofuentes, Zoraida Truax, Sally Golingay, Gwendoyn Lynch, Peggy Matsuura, Afsaneh Barzi
: 249 Background: Lengthy WT is the primary source of dis-satisfaction with IC services. We created a patient (PT) flow diagram outlining each step beginning from PT check-in to discharge and plotted the impact of multiple disciplines on the WT. A team of nurses, pharmacists, physicians, and administrators, analyzed the flow and identified ways to improve efficiencies. METHODS: First attempt was to improve communications between pharmacy and nursing, coordinating the preparation of medications with patient's check-in time; use of a simple clipboard facilitated this task and improved the efficiency of the system...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152802/integrating-nursing-into-oral-chemotherapy-education
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Nancy Weinstein, Jessica A Zerillo
: 81 Background:The shift of chemotherapy administration from the oncology infusion suite to the home has unwound systems and left patients vulnerable to errors. Many of the safeguards for parenteral chemotherapy, including education by an oncology nurse, are absent for oral chemotherapy. The 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society Standards served as the framework for improving the initiation of oral chemotherapy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. METHODS: Clinicians caring for patients with melanoma and renal cell cancer were surveyed...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152732/reducing-pain-agitation-and-delirium-to-optimize-outcomes-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-oncology-patients
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Dana Bullick, Sharon Barniak, Joanne McGovern, Trisha Patel, Jeffrey Hoag
: 233 Background: Greater than 60% of cancer patients experience chronic pain which is heightened in critical illness. Optimal pain assessment is challenging in the critically ill leading to under treatment due to sedation during mechanical ventilation (MV). The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) favors treating pain with intermittent boluses rather than continuous infusions; however,appropriate analgesic doses and means of titration are elusive leading to over sedation, prolonged ventilation, and delirium...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152715/developing-a-one-team-approach-to-meet-three-infusion-centers-staffing-needs
#11
Ellie Stull, Ann Yager
: 116 Background: Our cancer service line provides infusion services for oncology patients at three locations. The numbers of chairs vary by location from 10 to 30. Each location has a nurse manager. Staff are hired for specific locations. Hours of operation differ at each location, depending on patient needs. With increasing pressure to streamline operations and maintain productivity, along with challenges of RN vacancies and growing volumes, efforts were needed to coordinate staffing between locations to ensure best utilization of resources...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152699/development-of-an-infusion-nurse-staffing-model-for-outpatient-chemotherapy-centers
#12
(no author information available yet)
: 103 Background: Nursing roles and responsibilities within ambulatory oncology infusion suites across our health system are not clearly defined and it is not understood what the appropriate staffing ratio should be per site. It is not clear if employees are working to the highest level of their licensure or skill, and if the appropriate activities are performed by the correct department. A standard staffing model to provide efficiency of clinical services and patient safety does not exist, and nursing roles are variable between the sites...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152682/md-and-rn-ecog-ps-assessments-prior-to-chemotherapy-and-concordance-rates-a-quality-initiative-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center
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Azadeh Dashti, Eve Makoff, Navasard Ovasapians, Andrew Eugene Hendifar, Richard Tuli, Robert A Figlin
: 228 Background: ECOG-PS is a widely implemented scale in oncology to assess performance status (PS). Higher scores are associated with poorer tolerance to higher-intensity chemotherapy (Ct). While professional societies recommend limiting Ct in patients with solid tumors and poor PS, the practice remains pervasive. To reduce this practice, in 2014 the Cedars-Sinai (CS) cancer quality committee developed a quality initiative (QI) requiring oncologists to indicate ECOG-PS on IV chemotherapy orders, with a structured hard-stop to evaluate patients with ECOG-PS≥3...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148473/a-mobile-device-app-to-reduce-time-to-drug-delivery-and-medication-errors-during-simulated-pediatric-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Johan N Siebert, Frederic Ehrler, Christophe Combescure, Laurence Lacroix, Kevin Haddad, Oliver Sanchez, Alain Gervaix, Christian Lovis, Sergio Manzano
BACKGROUND: During pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), vasoactive drug preparation for continuous infusion is both complex and time-consuming, placing children at higher risk than adults for medication errors. Following an evidence-based ergonomic-driven approach, we developed a mobile device app called Pediatric Accurate Medication in Emergency Situations (PedAMINES), intended to guide caregivers step-by-step from preparation to delivery of drugs requiring continuous infusion...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141899/intravenous-midazolam-infusion-for-sedation-of-infants-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Eugene Ng, Anna Taddio, Arne Ohlsson
BACKGROUND: Proper sedation for neonates undergoing uncomfortable procedures may reduce stress and avoid complications. Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine that is used increasingly in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). However, its effectiveness as a sedative in neonates has not been systematically evaluated. OBJECTIVES: Primary objeciveTo assess the effectiveness of intravenous midazolam infusion for sedation, as evaluated by behavioural and/or physiological measurements of sedation levels, in critically ill neonates in the NICU...
January 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121831/committee-opinion-no-687-approaches-to-limit-intervention-during-labor-and-birth
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(no author information available yet)
Obstetrician-gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction. Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. For women who are in latent labor and are not admitted, a process of shared decision making is recommended. Admission during the latent phase of labor may be necessary for a variety of reasons...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121830/committee-opinion-no-687-summary-approaches-to-limit-intervention-during-labor-and-birth
#17
(no author information available yet)
Obstetrician-gynecologists, in collaboration with midwives, nurses, patients, and those who support them in labor, can help women meet their goals for labor and birth by using techniques that are associated with minimal interventions and high rates of patient satisfaction. Many common obstetric practices are of limited or uncertain benefit for low-risk women in spontaneous labor. For women who are in latent labor and are not admitted, a process of shared decision making is recommended. Admission during the latent phase of labor may be necessary for a variety of reasons...
February 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118045/impact-of-a-paper-based-dynamic-insulin-infusion-protocol-on-glycemic-variability-time-in-target-and-hypoglycemic-risk-a-stepped-wedge-trial-in-medical-intensive-care-unit-patients
#18
Antoine Clergeau, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Yves Reznik, Deborah Clergeau, Amelie Seguin, Xavier Valette, Damien du Cheyron, Michael Joubert
BACKGROUND: Stress-induced hyperglycemia is a common feature of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Besides mean blood glucose (BG) level, glucose variability and hypoglycemia have been highlighted as independent predictors of ICU and hospital mortality. Recent ICU recommendations suggest using insulin infusion protocols that can minimize glucose variability and hypoglycemic risk. Our aim was to assess the efficacy, safety, and acceptance by nurses of a paper-based simple dynamic insulin protocol compared with those by nurses of a paper-based static protocol...
February 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100528/higher-risk-of-opioid-induced-respiratory-depression-in-children-with-neurodevelopmental-disability-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-12%C3%A2-904-patients
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M A Jay, B M Thomas, R Nandi, R F Howard
BACKGROUND: Children with neurodevelopmental disabilities may be at risk of opioid-induced respiratory depression. We aimed to quantify the risks and effectiveness of morphine nurse-controlled analgesia (morphine-NCA) for postoperative pain in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study of 12 904 children who received postoperative i.v. morphine-NCA. Subjects were divided into a neurodevelopmental disability group and a control group...
February 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093629/liquid-release-as-a-source-of-potential-drug-exposure-during-the-handling-of-intravenous-infusions-in-nursing
#20
Verena Segner, Renate Kimbel, Philipp Jochems, André Heinemann, Stephan Letzel, Daniel Wollschläger, Bernd Roßbach
PURPOSE: This study aims at experimentally determining the incidence and extent of liquid releases onto the operator's hands and into the work environment during common nursing operations involving infusions. METHODS: A sequence of operations related to the preparation and administration of infusions was conducted by three subjects for 15 times each using fluorescein marked infusion solutions and two different infusion sets (standard set vs. safety-optimized set)...
January 16, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
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