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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446852/clinical-performance-of-emergency-surgical-officers-in-southern-ethiopia
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Abera A Gobeze, Zelalem Kebede, Yifru Berhan, Biku Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Serious shortage of gynecologists and surgeons for several decades leading to a three-year masters level training was initiated in 2009. However, systematic analysis was not done to assess the graduates' performance. The purpose of this study was to assess improvement in access to emergency surgical and obstetrical care services. METHODS: Both quantitative and qualitative methods were employed to assess the competence of emergency surgical officers (ESOs) in their decision making and surgical skills in eight hospitals between 2012 and 2014...
September 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439447/the-development-of-a-veterans-health-administration-emergency-management-research-agenda
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Aram Dobalian, Maria Claver, Deborah Riopelle, Tamar Wyte-Lake, Ismelda Canelo
INTRODUCTION: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the largest integrated healthcare delivery system in the United States, is charged with ensuring timely access to high-quality care for veterans during disasters, and supporting national, state, local, and tribal emergency management and homeland security efforts. In 2008, the VHA Office of Public Health (OPH) sponsored the first VHA Emergency Management Research Agenda-setting conference to develop research priorities that address the needs of veterans and to position VHA as a national leader in emergency management by having VHA serve as a "laboratory" for the development of evidence-based emergency management practices...
March 23, 2017: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439149/refinement-and-preliminary-testing-of-an-imagery-based-program-to-improve-coping-and-performance-and-prevent-trauma-among-urban-police-officers
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Eamonn Arble, Mark A Lumley, Nnamdi Pole, James Blessman, Bengt B Arnetz
Police officers are regularly exposed to traumatic critical incidents. The substantial mental, behavioral, and social costs of police trauma indicate a substantial need for prevention. We have refined and enhanced a previously tested Swedish program to the harsh conditions of U.S. inner cities. The program was designed to strengthen resilience during stressful encounters and teach methods of coping after exposure, thereby preventing the emergence of maladaptive symptoms and behaviors with adverse effects on professionalism...
March 2017: J Police Crim Psychol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438479/family-presence-during-resuscitation-fpdr-observational-case-studies-of-emergency-personnel-in-victoria-australia
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Joanne E Porter, Nareeda Miller, Anita Giannis, Nicole Coombs
INTRODUCTION: Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR), although not a new concept, remains inconsistently implemented by emergency personnel. Many larger metropolitan emergency departments (ED) have instigated a care coordinator role, however these personnel are often from a non-nursing background and have therefore limited knowledge about the clinical aspects of the resuscitation. In rural emergency departments there are simply not enough staff to allocate an independent role. A separate care coordinator role, who is assigned to care for the family and not take part in the resuscitation has been well documented as essential to the successful implementation of FPDR...
April 21, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437783/evacuation-of-a-tertiary-neonatal-centre-lessons-from-the-2016-kumamoto-earthquakes
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Osuke Iwata, Akihiko Kawase, Masanori Iwai, Kazuko Wada
BACKGROUND: Newborn infants hospitalised in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are vulnerable to natural disasters. However, publications on evacuation from NICUs are sparse. The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes caused serious damage to Kumamoto City Hospital and its level III regional core NICU. Local/neighbour NICU teams and the disaster-communication team of a neonatal academic society cooperated to evacuate 38 newborn infants from the ward. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to highlight potential key factors to improve emergency NICU evacuation and coordination of hospital transportation following natural disasters...
April 25, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434466/cost-effectiveness-of-acupuncture-in-an-employee-population-a-retrospective-analysis
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Bijan J Borah, James M Naessens, Amy E Glasgow, Brent A Bauer, Tony Y Chon
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether acupuncture is a cost-effective adjunct to usual care for Mayo Clinic employees and their dependents experiencing pain symptoms. DESIGN: Retrospective review of the medical and billing records of 466 employee-patients and their dependents who had received acupuncture as part of their care and 466 propensity score-matched control patients. INTERVENTIONS: Usual care in combination with acupuncture compared with usual care alone...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427481/triage-and-the-lost-art-of-decoding-vital-signs-restoring-physiologically-based-triage-skills-in-complex-humanitarian-emergencies
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Frederick M Burkle
Triage management remains a major challenge, especially in resource-poor settings such as war, complex humanitarian emergencies, and public health emergencies in developing countries. In triage it is often the disruption of physiology, not anatomy, that is critical, supporting triage methodology based on clinician-assessed physiological parameters as well as anatomy and mechanism of injury. In recent times, too many clinicians from developed countries have deployed to humanitarian emergencies without the physical exam skills needed to assess patients without the benefit of remotely fed electronic monitoring, laboratory, and imaging studies...
April 21, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424996/-quality-assurance-of-pain-care-in-austria-classification-of-management-facilities
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Wolfgang Jaksch, Rudolf Likar, Erika Folkes, Klaus Machold, Friedrich Herbst, Katharina Pils, Peter Stippl, Sandra Lettner, Mildred Alfons, Richard Crevenna, Christian Wiederer, Janina Dieber, Reinhold Glehr
In Austria there is no nationwide coverage of pain management, which meets even approximately international criteria. At present there are about 30 interdisciplinary pain management offices and clinics providing care according to a concept of the Austrian Pain Society (ÖSG), about 10 other outpatient pain clinics are located in district and country hospitals. A few years ago, there still were about 50 pain clinics. Yet closure of outpatient clinics and cost-cutting measures in the health sector jeopardize adequate pain relief for patients with chronic pain conditions...
April 19, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422618/school-nurses-on-the-front-lines-of-medicine-connecting-the-dots-scripts-for-success-in-the-evaluation-of-pediatric-rashes
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Robert P Olympia
Although skin rashes may not necessarily prompt a visit to the school nurse's office, a rash associated with other systemic symptoms, such as fever, headache, difficulty swallowing or breathing, weakness, or abdominal pain, may cause a child to visit your office. This article describes the initial assessment and management of skin rashes in children and adolescents and delineates reasons that may prompt the school nurse to transfer a student with a rash to a local emergency department.
May 2017: NASN School Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410944/-asthma-control-in-patients-attending-primary-care-in-spain-actis-study
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Eduardo Calvo, Juan A Trigueros, Araceli López, Guadalupe Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To assess prevalence of non controlled (ACT- Asthma Control Test<20) asthma in real world clinical practice in Spain. DESIGN: Observational, cross-sectional study. LOCATION: 58 primary care centers from 13 Autonomous Communities. PARTICIPANTS: Asthma patients attending physicians office to collect repeat prescriptions for continuous treatment (Group A), or due to symptoms worsening (Group B). MAIN MEASUREMENTS: Socio-demographic characteristics (age, gender, education, smoking history), physician's assessment of asthma severity, current treatment for asthma, co-morbidities, healthcare-related resources utilization (primary care or emergency visits, hospitalizations), labour or school absenteeism, ACT score and treatment adherence...
April 12, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406791/health-care-systems-support-to-enhance-patient-centered-care-lessons-from-a-primary-care-based-chronic-pain-management-initiative
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Charles R Elder, Lynn L Debar, Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Maureen H Rumptz, Charlotte Patterson, Allison Bonifay, Penney Cowan, Lindsay Lancaster, Richard A Deyo
BACKGROUND: Supporting day-to-day self-care activities has emerged as a best practice when caring for patients with chronic pain, yet providing this support may introduce challenges for both patients and primary care physicians. It is essential to develop tools that help patients identify the issues and outcomes that are most important to them and to communicate this information to primary care physicians at the point of care. OBJECTIVE: We describe our process to engage patients, primary care physicians, and other stakeholders in the context of a pilot randomized controlled trial of a patient-centered assessment process implemented in an everyday practice setting...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403720/call-for-return-to-four-hour-target
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Getting emergency care back on track was the first of four 'real priorities' highlighted by the health secretary last month at the chief nursing officer for England's summit.
April 13, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399859/sex-differences-in-healthcare-expenditures-among-adults-with-diabetes-evidence-from-the-medical-expenditure-panel-survey-2002-2011
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Joni S Williams, Kinfe Bishu, Clara E Dismuke, Leonard E Egede
BACKGROUND: The evidence assessing differences in medical costs between men and women with diabetes living in the United States is sparse; however, evidence suggests women generally have higher healthcare expenditures compared to men. Since little is known about these differences, the aim of this study was to assess differences in out-of-pocket (OOP) and total healthcare expenditures among adults with diabetes. METHODS: Data were used from 20,442 adults (≥18 years of age) with diabetes from the 2002-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
April 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398469/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-major-hematomas-in-aesthetic-surgery-analysis-of-129-007-patients
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Christodoulos Kaoutzanis, Julian Winocour, Varun Gupta, Nishant Ganesh Kumar, Konrad Sarosiek, Blair Wormer, Christopher Tokin, James C Grotting, K Kye Higdon
Background: Postoperative hematomas are one of the most frequent complications following aesthetic surgery. Identifying risk factors for hematoma has been limited by underpowered studies from single institution experiences. Objectives: To examine the incidence and identify independent risk factors for postoperative hematomas following cosmetic surgery utilizing a prospective, multicenter database. Methods: A prospectively enrolled cohort of patients who underwent aesthetic surgery between 2008 and 2013 was identified from the CosmetAssure database...
April 7, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393538/racial-ethnic-differences-in-healthcare-use-among-patients-with-uncontrolled-and-controlled-diabetes
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Yhenneko J Taylor, Melanie D Spencer, Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar, Thomas Ludden
OBJECTIVES: To examine racial/ethnic differences in healthcare use among patients classified as having controlled and uncontrolled diabetes. DESIGN: Data from the Carolinas HealthCare System electronic data warehouse were used. Glycemic control was defined as glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) < 8% (64 mmol/mol) in 2012 (n = 9996). Patients with HbA1c ≥ 8% (64 mmol/mol) in 2012 were classified as uncontrolled (n = 2576). Race and ethnicity were jointly classified as non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic White or Other...
April 10, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393506/-postcholecystectomy-syndrome-in-children-fact-or-fiction
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N Gallego Mellado, N Albertos Mira-Marcelí, P Deltell Colomer, M E Kuan Argüello, J Mira Navarro, J Gonzálvez Piñera
INTRODUCTION: The postcholecystectomy syndrome (SPC) is broadly defined and published in adults, whereas in the pediatric population are hardly any articles about it. Up to a third of adults have dyspeptic symptoms without organic cause the first year after cholecystectomy. Our goal is to determine the incidence of SPC in our population. METHODS: An observational study was performed, collecting data from patients who had been done laparoscopic cholecystectomy in our hospital since 2005...
July 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390330/prevalence-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-a-semi-urban-population-in-southern-sri-lanka
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J B Jayawardene, G D Samarutilake, M H Zackie, P V De Silva, A Karunanayake, M A Weerasooriya
Introduction: Prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is on the rise in Sri Lanka resulting in high hospital mortality rates. Because of paucity of community based data on CAD we carried out this study to assess prevalence of CAD and associated factors in a suburban population in Southern Sri Lanka. Methods: A cross sectional descriptive study was carried out among community living adults aged 30 years or more in Bope-Poddala Medical Officer of Health (MOH) area...
March 31, 2017: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378912/a-comparison-between-tracer-gas-and-aerosol-particles-distribution-indoors-the-impact-of-ventilation-rate-interaction-of-airflows-and-presence-of-objects
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Mariya Bivolarova, Jakub Ondráček, Arsen Melikov, Vladimir Zdimal
The study investigated the separate and combined effects of ventilation rate, free convection flow produced by a thermal manikin, and the presence of objects on the distribution of tracer gas and particles in indoor air. The concentration of aerosol particles and tracer gas was measured in a test room with mixing ventilation. Three layouts were arranged: an empty room, an office room with an occupant sitting in front of a table, and a single-bed hospital room. The room occupant was simulated by a thermal manikin...
April 5, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376997/ebola-2014-setting-up-a-port-health-screening-programme-at-an-international-train-station
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Vivien Cleary, Edward Wynne-Evans, James Freed, Katie Fleet, Simone Thorn, Deborah Turbitt
An outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) began in Guinea in December 2013 and was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization in August 2014. In October, the UK government tasked Public Health England (PHE) to set up EVD screening at key ports. The key aim of port-of-entry screening was to identify passengers coming from areas with high risk of EVD, and give them advice to raise their awareness of symptoms and what actions to take. Direct flights from Sierra Leone, Guinea or Liberia had all been cancelled, so intelligence on passenger numbers and routes was used to identify the most commonly used routes from the affected countries into the UK...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376994/building-emergency-public-information-structures-for-response-lessons-learned-from-new-york-city
#20
Nancy Silvestri
For an effective response, emergency public information operations should be structured to facilitate the provision of timely, accurate, accessible information to the public. A frequent challenge in building a public information structure is identifying the potential staff to allow the operation to get big enough, fast enough. A plan for managing public information operations should define roles to fulfil basic functions (responding to media enquiries, writing materials, disseminating information, media and social media monitoring, community engagement and identifying and addressing rumours)...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
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