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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053769/relationships-of-variations-in-the-tongue-microbiota-and-pneumonia-mortality-in-nursing-home-residents
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Shinya Kageyama, Toru Takeshita, Michiko Furuta, Mikiko Tomioka, Mikari Asakawa, Shino Suma, Kenji Takeuchi, Yukie Shibata, Yasuyuki Iwasa, Yoshihisa Yamashita
Background: Aspiration of oral debris, containing dense oral bacteria, is a major cause of pneumonia in elderly adults. This study investigated the relationship between tongue microbiota composition and incidence of pneumonia-related deaths, in nursing home residents. Methods: The subjects were assessed for health conditions, including their tongue microbiota, at baseline. We determined tongue microbiota profiles by 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing and clustering approach...
October 19, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053531/nursing-student-collaborative-with-meals-on-wheels-home-visits-for-at-risk-senior-adults
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Susan Campbell, Jill M Berg
Nursing students at Washington State University Tri-Cities Campus are taking part in a program to provide care for homebound senior adults enrolled in home delivery meal services. Students perform home safety, functional, and cognitive assessments while learning the challenges of meeting nutritional needs of an at-risk senior adult population. This article outlines the program and its outcomes after two years of collaboration. Meals on Wheels is identified as an innovative placement for meeting nursing program outcomes and clinical practice hours...
October 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052715/meaningful-deprescribing-in-the-nursing-home
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Holly M Holmes, Greg A Sachs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 10, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052691/discontinuing-inappropriate-medication-use-in-nursing-home-residents-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hans Wouters, Jessica Scheper, Hedi Koning, Chris Brouwer, Jos W Twisk, Helene van der Meer, Froukje Boersma, Sytse U Zuidema, Katja Taxis
Background: Inappropriate prescribing is a well-known clinical problem in nursing home residents, but few interventions have focused on reducing inappropriate medication use. Objective: To examine successful discontinuation of inappropriate medication use and to improve prescribing in nursing home residents. Design: Pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial, with clustering by elder care physicians and their wards. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01876095)...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052529/evaluating-a-multi-component-community-based-program-to-improve-adherence-and-retention-in-care-among-adolescents-living-with-hiv-in-zimbabwe-study-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Webster Mavhu, Nicola Willis, Juliet Mufuka, Collin Mangenah, Kudzanayi Mvududu, Sarah Bernays, Walter Mangezi, Tsitsi Apollo, Ricardo Araya, Helen A Weiss, Frances M Cowan
BACKGROUND: World Health Organization (WHO) adolescent HIV-testing and treatment guidelines recommend community-based interventions to support antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and retention in care, while acknowledging that the evidence to support this recommendation is weak. This cluster randomized controlled trial aims to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a psychosocial, community-based intervention on HIV-related and psychosocial outcomes. METHODS/DESIGN: We are conducting the trial in two districts...
October 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052353/living-with-an-indwelling-urethral-catheter-in-a-community-setting-exploring-triggers-for-unscheduled-community-nurse-out-of-hours-visits
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William G Mackay, Teresa MacIntosh, Angela Kydd, Anne Fleming, Cate O'Kane, Ashley Shepherd, Suzanne Hagen, Craig Williams, Fiona Rodgers, Margaret MacLachlan, Rhona Galbraith, Jean Rankin, Val McIver
AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: To explore the experiences of community patients living with a urethral catheter and those caring for them. BACKGROUND: Living at home with an indwelling urethral catheter often results in consequences that create a double-edged burden; firstly, on patients and their relative carers, and secondly in terms of unscheduled community nurse service 'out of hours' provision. DESIGN: One-to-one interviews, were conducted with patients living at home, their relative carers, qualified community nurses, augmented home carers, and health care assistant...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052288/implementation-of-a-gerontology-nurse-specialist-role-in-primary-health-care-health-professional-and-older-adult-perspectives
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A I I King, M L Boyd, L Dagley, D L Raphael
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore an innovative primary healthcare gerontology nurse specialist role from the perspectives of older people and health professionals. BACKGROUND: Primary care is struggling to meet the needs and demands of complex older people. New models which incorporate holistic assessment and care coordination are necessary. DESIGN: A qualitative descriptive general inductive design was used. METHODS: Older people at risk of health and functional decline were identified and received a comprehensive gerontology assessment and care coordination...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052287/i-m-not-sure-i-m-a-nurse-a-hermeneutic-phenomenological-study-of-nursing-home-nurses-work-identity
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Juliana Thompson, Glenda Cook, Robbie Duschinsky
AIMS: To explore nursing home nurses' experiences and views of work identity. BACKGROUND: Nursing home nurses are in a unique position as they work at the interface of health and social care. Little is known about nursing home nurses' perceptions and experiences of working within this context. Evidence suggests that using the concept of work identity can support understanding of how workers make sense of their work. DESIGN: Hermeneutic phenomenological study...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052282/nursing-staff-intentions-towards-managing-deteriorating-health-in-nursing-homes-a-convergent-parallel-mixed-methods-study-using-the-theory-of-planned-behaviour
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Barbara J O'Neill, Trudy Dwyer, Kerry Reid-Searl, Lynne Parkinson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To predict the factors that are most important in explaining nursing staff intentions towards early detection of the deteriorating health of a resident and providing subacute care in the nursing home setting. BACKGROUND: Nursing staff play a pivotal role in managing the deteriorating resident and determining whether the resident needs to be transferred to hospital or remain in the nursing home; however, there is a dearth of literature that explains the factors that influence their intentions...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052272/ethical-issues-in-palliative-care-for-nursing-homes-development-and-testing-of-a-survey-instrument
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Deborah H L Preshaw, Dorry Mclaughlin, Kevin Brazil
AIM: To develop and psychometrically assess a survey instrument identifying ethical issues during palliative care provision in nursing homes. BACKGROUND: Registered nurses (RNs) and healthcare assistants (HCAs) have reported ethical issues in everyday palliative care provision. Identifying these issues provides evidence to inform practice development to support healthcare workers. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey of RNs and HCAs in nursing homes in one region of the United Kingdom (UK) METHOD: A survey instrument, "Ethical issues in Palliative Care for Nursing homes," (EPiCNH) was developed through the findings of qualitative interviews with RNs and HCAs in nursing homes and a literature review...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052117/clinical-impact-of-an-interdisciplinary-patient-safety-program-for-managing-drug-related-problems-in-a-long-term-care-hospital
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Oreto Ruiz-Millo, Mónica Climente-Martí, Ana María Galbis-Bernácer, José Ramón Navarro-Sanz
Background Medication reviews intended to identify drug-related problems (DRPs) have been researched in primary care, acute care and nursing homes rather than in long-term care hospitals (LTCHs). Objectives To assess the clinical impact of an interdisciplinary pharmacotherapy quality improvement and patient safety program in elderly patients with polypharmacy admitted to an LTCH. Setting An interventional, longitudinal, prospective study was conducted in a Spanish LTCH Method A total of 162 elderly (≥ 70 years) patients with polypharmacy (≥ 5 medications) were included...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051145/a-discrete-choice-study-of-patient-preferences-for-dialysis-modalities
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Rachael C Walker, Rachael L Morton, Suetonia C Palmer, Mark R Marshall, Allison Tong, Kirsten Howard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Improved knowledge about factors that influence patient choices when considering dialysis modality could facilitate health care interventions to increase rates of home dialysis. We aimed to quantify the attributes of dialysis care and the tradeoffs that patients consider when making decisions about dialysis modalities. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a prospective, discrete choice experiment survey with random parameter logit analysis to quantify preferences and tradeoffs for attributes of dialysis treatment in 143 adult patients with CKD expected to require RRT within 12 months (predialysis)...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051047/ostomy-telehealth-for-cancer-survivors-design-of-the-ostomy-self-management-training-osmt-randomized-trial
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Virginia Sun, Elizabeth Ercolano, Ruth McCorkle, Maria Grant, Christopher S Wendel, Nancy J Tallman, Frank Passero, Sabreen Raza, Zuleyha Cidav, Michael Holcomb, Ronald S Weinstein, Mark C Hornbrook, Robert S Krouse
PURPOSE: An ostomy adversely affects health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a diverse population of cancer survivors and their caregivers. Hit-or-miss ostomy care, nurse counseling, and community referral have been the primary modes of self-management education and support in the peri-operative setting. Few evidence-based, systematic ostomy self-management programs are available to ensure optimal post-operative care. This paper describes the study design of a telehealth-based Ostomy Self-management Training (OSMT) program for cancer survivors and their caregivers...
October 16, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050914/two-sides-of-bipolar-disorder-in-nursing-homes-mental-healthcare-and-quality-indicators
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Julia G Kirkham, Dallas P Seitz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050508/-doing-with-%C3%A2-rather-than-doing-for-%C3%A2-older-adults-rationale-and-content-of-the-stay-active-at-home-programme
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Silke F Metzelthin, Gertrud Ar Zijlstra, Erik van Rossum, Janneke M de Man-van Ginkel, Barbara Resnick, Gill Lewin, Matthew Parsons, Gertrudis Ijm Kempen
BACKGROUND: Owing to increasing age, accidents or periods of illness, home care services are provided to community-dwelling older adults. Traditionally, these services focus on doing things for older adults rather than with them; though from a rehabilitative perspective, it is important to assist older adults to attain and maintain their highest level of functioning. Consequently, a re-orientation of home care services is required away from treating disease and creating dependency towards focusing on capabilities and opportunities and maximising independence...
November 2017: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049278/illicit-drug-use-illicit-drug-use-disorders-and-drug-overdose-deaths-in-metropolitan-and-nonmetropolitan-areas-united-states
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Karin A Mack, Christopher M Jones, Michael F Ballesteros
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Drug overdoses are a leading cause of injury death in the United States, resulting in approximately 52,000 deaths in 2015. Understanding differences in illicit drug use, illicit drug use disorders, and overall drug overdose deaths in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas is important for informing public health programs, interventions, and policies. REPORTING PERIOD: Illicit drug use and drug use disorders during 2003-2014, and drug overdose deaths during 1999-2015...
October 20, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049059/status-of-high-body-weight-among-nurse-family-partnership-children
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William Thorland, Dustin Currie, Claire Colangelo
PURPOSE: Increased prevalence of high levels of body weight in early childhood has become a public health concern, given its potential association with adult obesity and related comorbidities. Both socioeconomic status and race-ethnicity are related to increased prevalence. The purpose of this study was to identify additional risk factors common to children of low-income families; and to guide quality improvement initiatives within home visiting programs, potentially fostering more desirable physical development outcomes...
November 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048941/patient-perceptions-of-the-adequacy-of-supplemental-oxygen-therapy-results-of-the-american-thoracic-society-nursing-assembly-oxygen-working-group-survey
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Susan S Jacobs, Kathleen O Lindell, Eileen G Collins, Chris M Garvey, Carme Hernandez, Sally McLaughlin, Ann M Schneidman, Paula M Meek
RATIONALE: Pulmonary clinicians and patients anecdotally report barriers to home supplemental oxygen services including inadequate supply, unacceptable portable options, and equipment malfunction. Limited evidence exists to describe or quantify these problems. OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and type of problems experienced by supplemental oxygen users in the United States. METHODS: The Patient Supplemental Oxygen Survey, a self-report questionnaire, was posted on the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Public Advisory Roundtable and patient and healthcare-affiliated websites...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048777/nurses-perspectives-on-how-an-e-message-system-supports-cross-sectoral-communication-in-relation-to-medication-administration-a-qualitative-study
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Signe Foged, Vibeke Nørholm, Ove Andersen, Helle Vendel Petersen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim was to describe nurses' perspectives on how an e-message system supports communication between hospital and home care nurses in relation to medication administration. BACKGROUND: Medication administration is a complex process involving a high risk of error. Unclear communication and lack of updated information about medication have been identified as the leading cause of medication errors during care transitions. E-message systems are progressively being used to improve information exchange across sectors, yet little is known about their usage for exchange of medication information between nurses...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047153/structured-nurse-led-follow-up-for-patients-after-discharge-from-the-intensive-care-unit-prospective-quasi-experimental-study
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Rannveig J Jónasdóttir, Christina Jones, Gisli H Sigurdsson, Helga Jonsdottir
AIMS: To describe a structured three-month nurse-led follow-up of patients after discharge from intensive care and measure its effects on health status. BACKGROUND: Patients requiring intensive care stay frequently have lengthy and incomplete recovery suggesting need for additional support. The effects of intensive care nurse-led follow-up have not been sufficiently elucidated. DESIGN: A prospective, quasi-experimental study of patients who received structured nurse-led follow-up from intensive care nurses after discharge from intensive care until three months afterwards...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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