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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098011/an-evaluation-of-the-florence-nightingale-foundation-scholarships
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Matthew Rose, Angela Tod, Candy McCabe, Richard Giordano
The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) is a charity that awards scholarships in leadership, travel and research to nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals to promote excellence in practice. The FNF offers mentoring support to scholars, and provides support with career development and writing articles for publication, in addition to the financial award. The leadership scholarships are bespoke: leadership scholars can access a range of development opportunities that are specially commissioned for them, and select their programme of study and experiences, based on their individual needs...
January 18, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096743/meeting-at-the-crossroads-collaboration-between-information-technology-departments-and-health-sciences-libraries
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Samuel King, Erica Cataldi-Roberts, Erin Wentz
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this survey were to determine the nature and extent of collaboration between health sciences libraries and their information technology (IT) departments, to identify strengths and issues connected to this relationship, and to provide examples demonstrating exceptional collaborative success. METHODS: A fourteen-question survey was sent to a broad selection of health care and academic libraries through a variety of email discussion lists and was limited to one response per institution...
January 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093900/who-is-responsible-for-metabolic-screening-for-mental-health-clients-taking-antipsychotic-medications
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Tamara Ward, Dianne Wynaden, Karen Heslop
Metabolic syndrome is common in mental health consumer populations, and is linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. Metabolic screening is a way of recognising consumers who are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome but internationally screening rates remain low. A retrospective audit was completed at one Australian public mental health service on the case files of 100 randomly selected consumers to determine nurses level of compliance with metabolic screening policies over a 12 month period...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092206/impact-of-uk-nice-clinical-guidelines-168-on-referrals-to-a-specialist-academic-leg-ulcer-service
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Huw Ob Davies, Matthew Popplewell, Gareth Bate, Lisa Kelly, Katy Darvall, Andrew W Bradbury
Background Leg ulcers are a common cause of morbidity and disability and result in significant health and social care expenditure. The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Guideline (CG)168, published in July 2013, sought to improve care of patients with leg ulcers, recommending that patients with a break in the skin below the knee that had not healed within two weeks be referred to a specialist vascular service for diagnosis and management. Aim Determine the impact of CG168 on referrals to a leg ulcer service...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090700/the-mandarin-chinese-version-of-the-beach-centre-family-quality-of-life-scale-development-and-psychometric-properties-in-taiwanese-families-of-children-with-developmental-delay
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S-J Chiu, P-T Chen, Y-T Chou, L-Y Chien
BACKGROUND: Early intervention (EI) practitioners provide individualised family-centred services to enhance the quality of life (QOL) of families of children with developmental delay (DD). Family QOL (FQOL) could be an important outcome indictor for EI, but there is no measurement tool for FQOL in Mandarin Chinese. The purpose of this study was to translate the Beach Centre FQOL Scale (BCFQOL) into Mandarin Chinese and to examine the psychometric properties of the scale in families of children with DD...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080022/single-wall-carbon-nanotubes-doping-in-lead-acid-batteries-a-new-horizon
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Anjan Banerjee, Baruch Ziv, Yuliya Shilina, Elena Levi, Shalom Luski, Doron Aurbach
The addition of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) to lead-acid battery electrodes is the most efficient suppresser of uncontrolled sulfation processes. Due to the cost of SWCNT, we studied the optimization loading of SWCNT in lead-acid batteries electrodes. We optimized the SWCNT loading concentrations in both the positive and negative plates, separately. Loadings of 0.01% and 0.001% in the positive and negative active masses were studied, respectively. Two volts of lead-acid laboratory cells with sulfuric acid, containing silica gel-type electrolytes, were cycled in a 25% and 50% depth-of-discharge (DOD) cycling with a charging rate of C and 2C, respectively, and discharge rates of C/2 and C, respectively...
January 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075297/physical-health-of-people-in-prison
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Lynne Pearce
Essential facts Since 2013, NHS England has commissioned health services for prisoners in England. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says health care in prison plays an important role in identifying health needs, including chronic conditions.
January 11, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068677/-clinical-audit-as-a-quality-improvement-tool-in-the-emergency-setting-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Giovanna Elisa Calabrò, Chiara De Waure, Valerio Mogini, Valentina Zeffiro, Marcella Favale, Walter Ricciardi, Maria Lucia Specchia
According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, "Clinical audit is a quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the implementation of change…Where indicated, changes are implemented at an individual, team, or service level and further monitoring is used to confirm improvement in healthcare delivery". According to the scientific literature, clinical audit is more commonly used in secondary care with respect to primary care, probably because of the high variability that characterizes the latter...
September 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049083/recovery-assessment-scale-examining-the-factor-structure-of-the-german-version-ras-g-in-people-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders
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M Cavelti, M Wirtz, P Corrigan, R Vauth
BACKGROUND: The recovery framework has found its way into local and national mental health services and policies around the world, especially in English speaking countries. To promote this process, it is necessary to assess personal recovery validly and reliably. The Recovery Assessment Scale (RAS) is the most established measure in recovery research. The aim of the current study is to examine the factor structure of the German version of the RAS (RAS-G). METHODS: One hundred and fifty-six German-speaking clients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder from a community mental health service completed the RAS-G plus measures of recovery attitudes, self-stigma, psychotic symptoms, depression, and functioning...
December 30, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031041/building-health-research-systems-who-is-generating-global-perspectives-and-who-s-celebrating-national-successes
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EDITORIAL
Stephen R Hanney, Miguel A González-Block
In 2016, England's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) celebrated its tenth anniversary as an innovative national health research system with a focus on meeting patients' needs. This provides a good opportunity to reflect on how the creation of the NIHR has greatly enhanced important work, started in 1991, to develop a health research system in England that is embedded in the National Health Service.In 2004, WHO identified a range of functions that a national health research system should undertake to improve the health of populations...
December 28, 2016: Health Research Policy and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028502/sustainable-health-development-becoming-agenda-for-public-health-academia
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Amirhossein Takian, Ali Akbari-Sari
BACKGROUND: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to transform our world, and each goal has specific targets to be achieved by 2030. For the goals to be achieved, everyone needs to do their part: governments, academia, the private sector and all people. This paper summarizes the main evidence-based recommendations made by excellent academics and scholars who discussed their experiences and views during the conference to respond to the challenges of sustainable health development. METHODS: To contribute to exploring to the academia's role in reaching SDGs, the 1(st) International Conference on Sustainable Health Development was held at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, on 24-25 April 2016, in Tehran, Iran...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027812/new-psychoactive-substances-nps-on-cryptomarket-fora-an-exploratory-study-of-characteristics-of-forum-activity-between-nps-buyers-and-vendors
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Marie Claire Van Hout, Evelyn Hearne
BACKGROUND: The continual diversification of new psychoactive substances (NPS) circumventing legislation creates a public health and law enforcement challenge, and one particularly challenged by availability on Hidden Web cryptomarkets. METHODS: This is the first study of its kind which aimed to explore and characterise cryptomarket forum members' views and perspectives on NPS vendors and products within the context of Hidden Web community dynamics. An internal site search was conducted on two cryptomarkets popular with NPS vendors and hosting fora; Alphabay and Valhalla, using the search terms of 40 popular NPS in the seven categories of stimulant/cathinone; GABA activating; hallucinogen, dissociative, cannabinoid, opioid and other/unspecified/uncategorised NPS...
December 24, 2016: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026982/reproducibility-of-muscle-strength-testing-for-children-with-spina-bifida
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Jia Ling Tan, Nicole Maree Thomas, Leanne Marie Johnston
AIMS: Examine the inter-rater reliability of the Daniels and Worthingham (D&W) manual muscle test (MMT) protocol for children with spina bifida between experienced and novice physiotherapists. METHODS: Thirteen children with spina bifida (two males) aged 6 to 18 years were recruited from a spina bifida service in a state-wide tertiary children's hospital. Each child had the muscle strength of 19, and lower limb muscles were measured bilaterally by one experienced and one novice physiotherapist using the D&W MMT protocol...
December 27, 2016: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025929/hemophilia-management-via-data-collection-and-reporting-initial-findings-from-the-comprehensive-care-sustainability-collaborative
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Michael D Tarantino, Vanita K Pindolia
BACKGROUND: Despite being a rare disorder, hemophilia represents a significant driver of health care resource utilization and requires expert hematologic and multidisciplinary services to achieve optimal outcomes. Since their inception nearly 40 years ago, hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs) have served as centers of excellence in providing the intensive care and ancillary services necessary for this unique patient base; however, the full capabilities of these centers may be underused in the current framework of managed care, largely because of a lack of communication and information shared between payers and HTC stakeholders...
January 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025842/a-review-of-safe-staffing-models-and-their-applicability-to-care-homes
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Gary Mitchell, Carol Cousins, Ruth Burrows, Gary Cousins
Presently, there are a range of evidence-based staffing tools that have been used to inform nursing, midwifery and health care capacity. These tools are designed to be used with professional judgement and include frameworks such as Rhys Hearn, the National Services Scotland Care Home Staffing Project, a variety of Royal College of Nursing Tool Kits including the Older People in Hospital's tool and the only National Institute of Clinical Excellence approved safe-staffing tool, Shelford's Safer Nursing Tool. These safe-staffing tools are used to score a patient's or resident's level of dependency across a number of domains, for example a patient/resident's ability to wash, dress, mobilise or fulfil their own elimination needs...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008769/a-discrete-event-simulation-to-model-the-cost-utility-of-fingolimod-and-natalizumab-in-rapidly-evolving-severe-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-in-the-uk
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Stephen Montgomery, Maciej Maruszczak, David Slater, Jeanette Kusel, Richard Nicholas, Nicholas Adlard
OBJECTIVE: Two disease modifying therapies are licensed in the EU for use in rapidly-evolving severe (RES) relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), fingolimod and natalizumab. Here a discrete event simulation (DES) model to analyse the cost-effectiveness of natalizumab and fingolimod in the RES population, from the perspective of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, is reported. METHODS: A DES model was developed to track individual RES patients, based on Expanded Disability Status Scale scores...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001040/nanocomposite-membranes-via-the-co-deposition-of-polydopamine-polyethyleneimine-with-silica-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-mechanical-strength-and-high-water-permeability
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Yan Lv, Yong Du, Wen-Ze Qiu, Zhi-Kang Xu
A defect-free and stable selective layer is of critical significance for thin film composite membrane with excellent separation performance and service durability. We report a facial strategy for fabricating thin film nanocomposite (TFN) nanofltration membranes (NFMs) based on the co-deposition of polydopamine, polyetheylenimine and silica nanoparticles. Tripled water flux can be obtained from the TFN NFMs as compared with those NFMs without silica nanoparticles. This is ascribed to the improved wettability of the membrane surfaces and the enlarged pore sizes of the selective layer...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998686/social-determinants-and-health-disparities-associated-with-outcomes-of-women-of-childbearing-age-who-receive-public-health-nurse-home-visiting-services
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Karen A Monsen, Joan K Brandt, Bonnie Brueshoff, Chih-Lin Chi, Michelle A Mathiason, Sadie M Swenson, Diane R Thorson
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDH), health disparities, and the outcomes of women who received public health nurse home visits for pregnancy and parenting support. DESIGN: Observational exploratory data analysis and comparative outcome evaluation. SETTING: An extant dataset from women served in a Midwestern U.S. state, including demographics and Omaha System problem classification, signs/symptoms, interventions, and outcome assessment data...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998125/silicone-oil-infused-slippery-surfaces-based-on-sol-gel-process-induced-nanocomposite-coatings-a-facile-approach-to-highly-stable-bioinspired-surface-for-biofouling-resistance
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Cunqian Wei, Guangfa Zhang, Qinghua Zhang, Xiaoli Zhan, Fengqiu Chen
Slippery liquid-infused surfaces (SLIPS) have aroused widespread attention due to their excellent liquid-repellency properties associated with broad applications in various fields. However, the complicated preparation processes and the vulnerable surface lubricant layers severely restrict the practical applications of SLIPS. In this work, robust transparent slippery hybrid coatings (SHCs) were easily fabricated by the infusion of sol-gel-derived nanocomposite coatings in silicone oils of varying viscosity. The prepared silicone oil-infused surfaces exhibited outstanding long-term slippery stability even under extreme operating conditions such as high shear rate, elevated evaporation, and flowing aqueous immersion...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997403/a-comprehensive-approach-for-diagnosing-opportunities-for-improving-the-performance-of-a-wwtp
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C Silva, J Saldanha Matos, M J Rosa
High quality services of wastewater treatment require a continuous assessment and improvement of the technical, environmental and economic performance. This paper demonstrates a comprehensive approach for benchmarking wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), using performance indicators (PIs) and indices (PXs), in a 'plan-do-check-act' cycle routine driven by objectives. The performance objectives herein illustrated were to diagnose the effectiveness and energy performance of an oxidation ditch WWTP. The PI and PX results demonstrated an effective and reliable oxidation ditch (good-excellent performance), and a non-reliable UV disinfection (unsatisfactory-excellent performance) related with influent transmittance and total suspended solids...
December 2016: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
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