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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927728/preventability-of-hospital-readmissions-from-skilled-nursing-facilities-a-consumer-perspective
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J Mary Lou Jacobsen, John F Schnelle, Avantika A Saraf, Emily A Long, Eduard E Vasilevskis, Sunil Kripalani, Sandra F Simmons
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: A structured interview was conducted with Medicare patients readmitted to a private, tertiary teaching hospital from skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to assess their perspectives of readmission preventability and their role in the readmission. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were collected at Vanderbilt University Medical Center using a 6-item interview administered at the bedside to Medicare beneficiaries with unplanned hospital readmissions from 23 SNFs within 60 days of a previous hospital discharge...
December 7, 2016: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925055/lung-protection-an-intervention-for-tidal-volume-reduction-in-a-teaching-intensive-care-unit
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Arturo Briva, Cristina Gaiero
Objective: To determine the effect of feedback and education regarding the use of predicted body weight to adjust tidal volume in a lung-protective mechanical ventilation strategy. Methods: The study was performed from October 2014 to November 2015 (12 months) in a single university polyvalent intensive care unit. We developed a combined intervention (education and feedback), placing particular attention on the importance of adjusting tidal volumes to predicted body weight bedside...
December 1, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911963/teaching-evidence-based-physical-diagnosis-six-bedside-lessons
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Steven McGee
Evidence-based physical diagnosis is an essential part of the bedside curriculum. By using the likelihood ratio, a simple measure of diagnostic accuracy, teachers can quickly adapt this approach to their bedside teaching. Six recurring themes in evidence-based physical diagnosis are fully reviewed, with examples, in this article.
December 2016: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906736/an-exploratory-descriptive-study-of-registered-nurse-innovation-implications-for-levels-of-adoption
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Debra Polster, Dana Villines
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to describe registered nurses' levels of personal innovativeness and registered nurses' perceived organizational innovativeness and determine the relationship between these 2 variables. BACKGROUND: There is limited research to describe the levels of innovation of nurses within a hospital. The levels of innovation can determine the likelihood of adoption of evidence-based practices at the bedside. As change agents, clinical nurse specialists can determine successful implementation strategies tailored to nurse levels of innovation...
January 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895830/development-of-a-subspecialty-cardiology-curriculum-for-paediatric-registrars-in-malawi-implementation-of-a-long-distance-hybrid-model
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Laura Newberry, Neil Kennedy, Elizabeth A Greene
BACKGROUND: Malawi has a high burden of paediatric cardiac disease but a limited number of health providers familiar with these chronic diseases. Given the rising number of Malawian postgraduate paediatric trainees at the University of Malawi College of Medicine, we sought to remedy this lack of basic cardiology training with a long-distance, module-based curriculum that could be utilised independently, as needed, with on-site teaching. We also wished to evaluate the initial modules for utility and improvement in knowledge and confidence in each topic...
June 2016: Malawi Medical Journal: the Journal of Medical Association of Malawi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894289/the-patient-reporting-and-action-for-a-safe-environment-prase-intervention-a-feasibility-study
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Jane K O'Hara, Rebecca J Lawton, Gerry Armitage, Laura Sheard, Claire Marsh, Kim Cocks, Rosie R C McEachan, Caroline Reynolds, Ian Watt, John Wright
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in the role of patients in improving patient safety. One such role is providing feedback on the safety of their care. Here we describe the development and feasibility testing of an intervention that collects patient feedback on patient safety, brings together staff to consider this feedback and to plan improvement strategies. We address two research questions: i) to explore the feasibility of the process of systematically collecting feedback from patients about the safety of care as part of the PRASE intervention; and, ii) to explore the feasibility and acceptability of the PRASE intervention for staff, and to understand more about how staff use the patient feedback for service improvement...
November 28, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889715/bedside-infant-mannikins-for-teaching-newborn-examination-to-medical-undergraduates
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Sheila Samanta Mathai, Deepak Joshi, Mrigank Choubey
BACKGROUND: To study whether using infant mannikins during clinical posting could help in teaching newborn examination to undergraduate medical students. METHODS: 111 final MBBS students were taught newborn examination either by the new method which included practice on infant mannikins at the bedside before examining babies (Group 1) or by the traditional method which involved directly examining babies (Group 2). They were tested the next day by validated, OSCE stations on important aspects of the newborn examination...
November 5, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889326/-inventory-of-training-of-internal-medicine-in-france-results-of-a-national-survey
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M Samson, B Terrier, O Mangin, L Mouthon
OBJECTIVE: To make an inventory of training of Internal Medicine in France. METHOD: This study was conducted between May and September 2015 with coordinators (interviews of 45minutes) of local Internal Medicine training and fellows (online questionnaire). RESULTS: All coordinators (n=28) responded to the interviews. Local training of Internal Medicine exists in 86% of regions (3.1±3.1hours/month) and an interregional training in all interregions (34...
November 23, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856020/the-effect-of-bedside-ultrasonographic-skin-marking-on-infant-lumbar-puncture-success-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey T Neal, Summer L Kaplan, Ashley L Woodford, Krisha Desai, Joseph J Zorc, Aaron E Chen
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Lumbar puncture is a commonly performed procedure, although previous studies have documented low rates of successful completion in infants. Ultrasonography can visualize the anatomic landmarks for lumbar puncture and has been shown in some studies to reduce the failure rate of lumbar puncture in adults. We seek to determine whether ultrasonography assisted site marking increases success for infant lumbar punctures. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled trial in an academic pediatric emergency department (ED)...
November 14, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833193/sonnet-xxx-love-dignity-and-dying
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E Wesley Ely
All of us in medicine who care for patients who are chronically critically ill, dying of incurable illnesses, will be faced with discussions about the value of their lives and about the appropriateness of ongoing supportive care. Such discussions are good and true, and they must always be done within the context of the sanctity of every human life and the promise of God that we are His children, each and every one of us. In this article, I explore the end-of-life path of a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and the courageous faith that she demonstrated in the face of her illness...
May 2016: Linacre Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828886/injury-prevention-at-the-bedside
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Sean Elwell, Jennifer Zakrzewski, Jennifer McCue
It is estimated that 1 in 4 children will have an unintentional injury that requires medical attention or intervention by the time they are 21 years of age. Emergency department staff have an opportunity to engage families in injury prevention messaging right at the bedside. Having staff who participate in an injured patient's care can better prepare a family or prevent another injury. Our emergency department staff identified these moments as prime teaching opportunities and worked with our trauma team to develop resources and education for patients and families that present to our department...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821679/the-double-parallel-curriculum-in-palliative-care-teaching-learners-to-teach-end-of-life-care-at-the-bedside
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Jennifer Healy, Phylliss Chappell, Shuko Lee, Jeanette Ross, Sandra Sanchez-Reilly
CONTEXT: Dying is a natural process, yet physicians are often uncomfortable caring for dying patients. Learners have limited exposure to curriculum on caring for dying patients and often navigate these encounters without appropriate skills and confidence. We developed and implemented the Double Parallel Curriculum in Palliative Care (DP-PC): End-of-Life (EOL) module. The DP-PC focuses on teaching third-year medical students (MS3) to not only take care of patients in their last hours of life but give learners the confidence to teach patient's families what to expect as they hold vigil at their loved one's bedside...
November 7, 2016: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806631/does-the-level-of-assistant-experience-impact-operative-outcomes-for-robot-assisted-partial-nephrectomy
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Emmanuel Mitsinikos, George A Abdelsayed, Zoe Bider, Patrick S Kilday, Peter A Elliott, Pooya Banapour, Gary W Chien
PURPOSE: A skilled assistant surgeon is presumed necessary during robot-assisted partial nephrectomy (RAPN) to minimize warm ischemia time (WIT) and to facilitate complex renorrhaphy. Studies observing impact of resident participation have focused on robotic prostatectomies, showing no impact on core surgical outcomes. Herein, we evaluated the level of experience of the bedside assistant and its impact on perioperative outcomes in RAPN. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All RAPN cases in our healthcare system from January 2011 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754747/palliative-care-bedside-teaching-a-qualitative-analysis-of-medical-students-reflective-writings-after-clinical-practices
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Rocío Rojí, Antonio Noguera-Tejedor, Fernando Pikabea-Díaz, José Miguel Carrasco, Carlos Centeno
CONTEXT: A mandatory course in palliative care (PC) is organized for all final-year medical students at the University of Navarre. It consists of 24 lectures, 4 workshops, and 1 scheduled five hour clinical PC service experience at two different sites. In the 48 hours after the visit and related to the clinical experience, each student has to complete a 500-word reflective writing (RW) piece. OBJECTIVE: To investigate how a brief PC clinical experience helps equip the medical student...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731850/a-critical-review-of-mechanical-ventilation-virtual-simulators-is-it-time-to-use-them
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Juliana Arcanjo Lino, Gabriela Carvalho Gomes, Nancy Delma Silva Vega Canjura Sousa, Andrea K Carvalho, Marcelo Emanoel Bezerra Diniz, Antonio Brazil Viana Junior, Marcelo Alcantara Holanda
BACKGROUND: Teaching mechanical ventilation at the bedside with real patients is difficult with many logistic limitations. Mechanical ventilators virtual simulators (MVVS) may have the potential to facilitate mechanical ventilation (MV) training by allowing Web-based virtual simulation. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify and describe the current available MVVS, to compare the usability of their interfaces as a teaching tool and to review the literature on validation studies...
June 14, 2016: JMIR Med Educ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730775/towards-developing-a-scoring-system-for-febrile-thrombocytopenia
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Prasita Kshirsagar, Shaylika Chauhan, Dinesh Samel
BACKGROUND: The authors wished to develop a scoring system for evaluating patients presenting with febrile thrombocytopenia for risk stratification, predicting patient outcome and optimization of care especially in resource poor countries. OBJECTIVE: 1. To decide a protocol in the management of patients with fever and thrombocytopenia. 2. To develop screening or therapeutic guidelines (early warning score-EWS) in febrile thrombocytopenic patients and decide about therapeutic interventions...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723552/medical-students-learning-experiences-of-the-labour-ward-a-qualitative-research-study
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Danielle Cotter, Michael J Turner, Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Mary F Higgins
OBJECTIVE: To study the educational value to medical students of a labour ward rotation. DESIGN: Qualitative research study was performed in two tertiary level obstetric hospitals attached to a large medical school in Dublin. Medical students attending a six-week rotation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in University College Dublin were invited to participate. As part of this rotation, students spend one week as part of the clinical team working on the labour ward...
September 21, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668919/the-utility-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-findings-in-bronchiolitis
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Joanna S Cohen, Naomi Hughes, Sonny Tat, James M Chamberlain, Stephen J Teach, Keith Boniface
OBJECTIVES: Recent literature suggests that bedside lung ultrasound may have a role in the evaluation of infants with bronchiolitis. B lines, which are multiple and diffuse vertical artifacts spreading from the lung pleural interface to the edge of the ultrasound screen, have been associated with thickened interlobular septa, extravascular lung water, and diffuse parenchymal disease. The aims of this study were (1) to describe the prevalence of B lines in children younger than 24 months presenting to the emergency department with wheezing, (2) to determine the interrater reliability of lung ultrasound findings in this setting, and (3) to determine the association of B lines with atopy and other clinical findings...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662180/novel-signs-and-their-clinical-utility-in-diagnosing-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Anoop Kuttikat, Maliha Shaikh, Amin Oomatia, Richard Parker, Nicholas Shenker
OBJECTIVES: Delays in diagnosis occur with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). We define and prospectively demonstrate that novel bedside tests measuring body perception disruption can identify patients with CRPS post-fracture. METHODS: The objectives of our study were to define and validate four bedside tests; to identify the prevalence of positive tests in patients with CRPS and other chronic pain conditions and to assess the clinical utility (Sensitivity; Specificity; Positive Predictive value; Negative Predictive Value) for identifying CRPS within a Fracture cohort...
September 21, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608511/thermal-territories-of-the-abdomen-after-caesarean-section-birth-infrared-thermography-and-analysis
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C Childs, M R Siraj, F J Fair, A N Selvan, H Soltani, J Wilmott, T Farrell
OBJECTIVE: To develop and refine qualitative mapping and quantitative analysis techniques to define 'thermal territories' of the post-partum abdomen, the caesarean section site and the infected surgical wound. In addition, to explore women's perspectives on thermal imaging and acceptability as a method for infection screening. METHOD: Prospective feasibility study undertaken at a large University teaching hospital, Sheffield UK. Infrared thermal imaging of the abdomen was undertaken at the bedside on the first two days after elective caesarean section...
September 2016: Journal of Wound Care
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