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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942598/radiation-exposure-of-cardiac-sonographers-working-in-an-academic-noninvasive-cardiovascular-imaging-laboratory
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Michael R Velez, Maryellen H Orsinelli, David A Orsinelli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Exposure to workplace radiation among cardiac sonographers has been felt to be low, and patient-related sources have been considered negligible. Sonographers may be exposed to radiation from patient emitted sources as well as external sources in interventional laboratories. This study quantified radiation exposure to cardiac sonographers. METHODS: Cardiac sonographers, vascular imaging technologists, exercise physiologists, noninvasive nursing staff, and CT/MRI technologists were provided body dosimeter badges...
September 24, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941879/transition-experiences-intrapersonal-resources-and-job-retention-of-new-graduate-nurses-from-accelerated-and-traditional-nursing-programs-a-cross-sectional-comparative-study
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Emily Read, Heather K S Laschinger
BACKGROUND: With increasing numbers of new graduate nurses from accelerated nursing programs entering the workforce, it is important to understand their transition experiences, as they may differ from those of traditional graduates. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe and compare the intrapersonal resources, transition experiences, and retention outcomes of these two groups. DESIGN: A descriptive cross-sectional comparison study was conducted...
September 8, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941557/impact-of-discharge-anticoagulation-education-by-emergency-department-pharmacists-at-a-tertiary-academic-medical-center
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Elizabeth G Zdyb, D Mark Courtney, Sanjeev Malik, Michael J Schmidt, Abbie E Lyden
BACKGROUND: Although pharmacists commonly provide patient education and help manage high-risk anticoagulant medications in inpatient and outpatient settings, the evidence for these interventions in the emergency department (ED) is less established, especially in the era of direct-acting oral anticoagulants. In 2013, a formal program was initiated whereby patients discharged with a new prescription for any anticoagulant receive education from an ED pharmacist when on-site. In addition, they received follow-up phone calls from an ED pharmacist within 72 hours of discharge...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940707/association-between-type-of-health-professional-at-birth-and-exclusive-breastfeeding
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Zelalem T Haile, Mohamed Elmasry, Bhakti Chavan, Ilana R Azulay Chertok
INTRODUCTION: Although benefits of breastfeeding for infants, women, and society are well established, breastfeeding rates in the United States remain below the Healthy People 2020 goals. Various factors are known to influence breastfeeding practices. Limited research has been conducted to examine the influence of type of birth attendant on exclusive breastfeeding. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was conducted using data from the Infant Feeding Practices Study II collected between May 2005 and June 2007...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940702/developing-a-positive-patient-experience-with-nurses-in-general-practice-an-integrated-model-of-patient-satisfaction-and-enablement
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Jane Desborough, Christine Phillips, Jane Mills, Rosemary Korda, Nasser Bagheri, Michelle Banfield
AIM: To develop a conceptual model that provides a comprehensive understanding of the structures and processes underpinning patient enablement and satisfaction in general practice nurse consultations. BACKGROUND: Current evidence regarding patient satisfaction and enablement arising from general practice nursing care is either quantitative or qualitative. To date, no studies have integrated the results of mixed methods research to provide a deeper understanding of processes that facilitate their achievement...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940681/long-term-success-of-oral-health-intervention-among-care-dependent-institutionalized-seniors-findings-from-a-controlled-clinical-trial
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Franz Sebastian Schwindling, Johannes Krisam, Alexander J Hassel, Peter Rammelsberg, Andreas Zenthöfer
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this work was to investigate the long-term effectiveness of oral health education of caregivers in nursing homes with care-dependent and cognitively impaired residents. METHODS: Fourteen nursing homes with a total of 269 residents were allocated to a control group, with continued normal care, or to an intervention group. Allocation was performed at nursing home level. In the intervention group, caregivers were given oral health education, and ultrasonic cleaning devices were provided to clean removable prostheses...
September 20, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939373/emerging-models-of-interprofessional-collaboration-in-cancer-care
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REVIEW
Teresa Knoop, Debra Wujcik
OBJECTIVES: To present emerging models for oncology health professionals to consider when coordinating cancer care among professionals, beginning as early as initial professional education and training and continuing along the cancer continuum to include cancer treatment and psychosocial support. DATA SOURCES: Journal articles indexed on the National Library of Medicine database and personal communications with oncology colleagues. CONCLUSION: Interprofessional collaboration is becoming increasingly important in the specialty of oncology...
September 19, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931485/translating-interprofessional-theory-to-interprofessional-practice
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Miranda Ketcherside, Darson Rhodes, Stephanie Powelson, Carol Cox, Justin Parker
Although interprofessional collaborative activities for health professions students have demonstrated increased knowledge of professional roles, interprofessional attitudes and confidence, and team skills; traditional professional role patterns and lack of professional role understanding are still prevalent among health professions students and may continue into professional practice. Between 1 and 10years after they completed their undergraduate studies, practicing community/public health education professionals and registered nurses who participated in an interprofessional patient home-visiting curriculum as undergraduates were surveyed...
September 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931399/principles-practices-and-knowledge-of-clinicians-when-assessing-febrile-children-a-qualitative-study-in-kenya
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Anneka M Hooft, Kelsey Ripp, Bryson Ndenga, Francis Mutuku, David Vu, Kimberly Baltzell, Linnet N Masese, John Vulule, Dunstan Mukoko, A Desiree LaBeaud
BACKGROUND: Clinicians in low resource settings in malaria endemic regions face many challenges in diagnosing and treating febrile illnesses in children. Given the change in WHO guidelines in 2010 that recommend malaria testing prior to treatment, clinicians are now required to expand the differential when malaria testing is negative. Prior studies have indicated that resource availability, need for additional training in differentiating non-malarial illnesses, and lack of understanding within the community of when to seek care play a role in effective diagnosis and treatment...
September 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927763/imaging-considerations-and-interprofessional-opportunities-in-the-care-of-breast-cancer-patients-in-the-neoadjuvant-setting
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REVIEW
Anna G Sorace, Sara Harvey, Anum Syed, Thomas E Yankeelov
OBJECTIVE: To discuss standard-of-care and emerging imaging techniques employed for screening and detection, diagnosis and staging, monitoring response to therapy, and guiding cancer treatments. DATA SOURCES: Published journal articles indexed in the National Library of Medicine database and relevant websites. CONCLUSION: Imaging plays a fundamental role in the care of cancer patients and specifically, breast cancer patients in the neoadjuvant setting, providing an excellent opportunity for interprofessional collaboration between oncologists, researchers, radiologists, and oncology nurses...
September 15, 2017: Seminars in Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926754/training-needs-analysis-the-essential-first-step-for-continuing-professional-development-design
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Kathryn Holloway, Kerri Arcus, Georgina Orsborn
Nursing services are expected to be dynamic in response to changing health care needs. This expectation requires the purposeful and effective development of nursing workforce capability through continuing professional development (CPD). An evidence based approach to training needs analysis (TNA) is a highly recommended yet often missing first step in designing a CPD strategy for service improvement. This study used the Hicks-Hennessey questionnaire, a validated TNA tool to inform regional educational commissioning to meet the aims of a community social sector trial (SST) project...
September 5, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922452/impact-of-an-educational-intervention-for-district-nurses-about-preparedness-to-encounter-women-exposed-to-intimate-partner-violence
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Eva Sundborg, Lena Törnkvist, Per Wändell, Nouha Saleh-Stattin
AIM: To evaluate the impact of an educational intervention on the preparedness of district nurses at primary healthcare centres to encounter women exposed to intimate partner violence. METHODOLOGICAL DESIGN: An observational quasi-experimental study. Participants were divided into an intervention group (n = 117) and a control group (n = 204), both from the eastern part of Sweden. A group of nurses from across Sweden (the 'national group,' n = 217) was also recruited...
September 18, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921886/clinical-practices-and-attitudes-regarding-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-heart-failure-findings-from-the-core-needs-assessment-survey
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Jonathan Howlett, Josep Comin-Colet, Kenneth Dickstein, Ahmet Fuat, Gerhard Pölzl, Sean Delaney
AIMS: CORE is a continuing medical education initiative designed to support the evidence-based management of heart failure (HF) in the primary and secondary care settings. The goal of the CORE Needs Assessment Survey is to describe current clinical practice patterns and attitudes among global stakeholders in HF care. METHODS AND RESULTS: The CORE Steering Committee guided the development of survey questions to assess clinical practice, confidence, and attitudes/perceptions among cardiologists, primary care physicians, and nurses involved in HF management...
September 18, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918322/time-for-tiger-to-roar-technology-informatics-guiding-education-reform
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EDITORIAL
Siobhan O'Connor, Ursula Hubner, Toria Shaw, Rachelle Blake, Marion Ball
Information Technology (IT) continues to evolve and develop with electronic devices and systems becoming integral to healthcare in every country. This has led to an urgent need for all professions working in healthcare to be knowledgeable and skilled in informatics. The Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER) Initiative was established in 2006 in the United States to develop key areas of informatics in nursing. One of these was to integrate informatics competencies into nursing curricula and life-long learning...
August 19, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914678/update-topical-antimicrobial-agents-for-chronic-wounds
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R Gary Sibbald, James A Elliott, Luvneed Verma, Alisa Brandon, Reneeka Persaud, Elizabeth A Ayello
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on the use of topical antimicrobial agents for the treatment of chronic wounds. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1. Examine features of wounds and wound healing as well as the purpose of specific antimicrobial agents...
October 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910238/telemanagement-of-heart-failure-patients-across-the-post-acute-care-continuum
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Amy Dadosky, Heather Overbeck, Laura Barbetta, Ken Bertke, Maureen Corl, Kathleen Daly, Natasha Hiles, Nancy Rector, Eugene Chung, Santosh Menon
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition causing nearly 1 million hospital admissions annually in the United States with 25% of patients rehospitalized within 30 days. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether telemanagement of HF patients throughout the post-acute continuum of care would reduce rehospitalization rates and improve patient self-care knowledge and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HF patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) received telemanagement by HF clinicians with opportunity for continuation at home with assistance of home healthcare (HHC) nurses...
September 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905272/what-is-a%C3%A2-good-doctor
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REVIEW
Verena Steiner-Hofbauer, Beate Schrank, Anita Holzinger
Changes in medical curricula have led to a shift of focus in medical education. The goal was to implement a more practical approach to teaching and thereby create better doctors. However, the question of what makes a good doctor is not easy to answer. This article gives an overview on the literature about this topic. A systematized review and narrative synthesis were conducted including 20 articles about the features of good doctors. Qualitative and quantitative studies as well as questionnaires were included...
September 13, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904540/assessing-emergency-nurses-clinical-competency-an-exploratory-factor-analysis-study
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Atefeh Ghanbari, Fateme Hasandoost, Ehsan Kazemnezhad Lyili, Rasoul Tabari Khomeiran, Maryam Momeni
BACKGROUND: Nursing as a clinical discipline is developing in the emergency wards. Health care systems should continuously assess and prioritize indicators of clinical competency in these wards. The lack of clear standards of clinical competency indicators challenges evaluation. The purpose of this study was to determine clinical competency indicators and its priority based on nurses' views in educational and therapeutic centers in Guilan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Q methodology was conducted in three phases, that is, phase I (determining the clinical competency indicators), phase II (classifying clinical competency indicators by an expert panel), and phase III (prioritizing clinical competency indicators)...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903598/healthcare-providers-attitude-and-knowledge-regarding-medication-use-in-breastfeeding-women-a-jordanian-national-questionnaire-study
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Nour A Al-Sawalha, Abeer Sawalha, Linda Tahaineh, Basima Almomani, Maha Al-Keilani
Medication use among women who have recently given birth is unavoidable in some situations. The aim of this study was to assess the attitude and knowledge of healthcare providers (HCPs) in Jordan about the safe use of medications during breastfeeding. The data were collected from HCPs in maternal and children care centres and hospitals from April 2015 to January 2016, using a self-administered questionnaire. A total of 904 HCPs (79.3%) were enrolled in the study. Half of the participants followed the World Health Organisation's and American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899242/transforming-nursing-education-and-the-formation-of-students-using-the-humanbecoming-paradigm
#20
Patricia Donohue-Porter, Maryann O Forbes, Jane H White, Steven L Baumann
Transforming nursing education is a current focus across the country, the result of recent national reports that have made significant contributions for evaluating and changing curricula and ways students are taught. However, the need to ground these strategies for change within our discipline's ontological foundation through nursing theory must be addressed. The purpose of this article is to use Parse's Humanbecoming Paradigm to provide educators with exemplars of discipline-specific theory-based changes across educational levels...
April 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
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