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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727183/a-randomised-controlled-trial-on-a-nurse-led-smartphone-based-self-management-programme-for-patients-with-poorly-controlled-type-2-diabetes-a-study-protocol
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Wenru Wang, Betsy Seah, Ying Jiang, Violeta Lopez, Cherry Tan, Suan Tee Lim, Hongliang Ren, Yin Hao Khoo
AIM: To develop and compare a nurse-led smartphone-based self-management programme with an existing nurse-led diabetes service on health-related outcomes for patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes in Singapore. BACKGROUND: Over the past decades, Asia has emerged as the 'diabetes epicentre' in the world due to rapid economic development, urbanisation and nutrition transition. There is an urgent need to develop more effective care management strategies in response to this rising diabetes epidemic...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727180/why-was-a-local-anaesthetic-used-before-administering-intranasal-ketamine-for-paediatric-injuries
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Sabine Lemoine, Daniel Jost, Kilian Bertho, Jean Pierre Tourtier
We were very interested to read Scheier et al's brief report on the use of intranasal ketamine in their pediatric emergency department, specifically for pain and anxiety in children who had resisted venipuncture or intravenous placement (1). Intravenous access can be difficult for pre-hospital medical teams that are not specialised in paediatric care, namely when children complain of pain from, for example suspected fractures and burns. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726526/integrated-care-coordination-by-an-interprofessional-team-reduces-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalisations-at-an-academic-health-centre
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Anne H Gaglioti, Patrick Barlow, Kate DuChene Thoma, George R Bergus
People with chronic behavioural and physical health conditions have higher healthcare costs and mortality rates than patients with chronic physical conditions alone. As a result, there has been promotion of integrated care for this group. It is important to train primary care residents to practice in integrated models of care with interprofessional teams and to evaluate the effectiveness of integrated care models to promote high-quality care for this at-risk group. We implemented an integrated, interprofessional care management programme for adults with chronic mental and physical health needs as part of a curriculum for family medicine and family medicine psychiatry residents...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721570/task-shifting-the-use-of-laypersons-for-acquisition-of-vital-signs-data-for-clinical-decision-making-in-the-emergency-room-following-traumatic-injury
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Bryce E Haac, Jared R Gallaher, Charles Mabedi, Andrew J Geyer, Anthony G Charles
IMPORTANCE: In resource-limited settings, identification of successful and sustainable task-shifting interventions is important for improving care. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the training of lay people to take vital signs as trauma clerks is an effective and sustainable method to increase availability of vital signs in the initial evaluation of trauma patients. DESIGN: We conducted a quasi-experimental study of patients presenting with traumatic injury pre- and post-intervention...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721327/two-catastrophes-in-one-patient-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-and-toxic-shock-syndrome
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Moayed Ibrahim, Diana L Nunley
A 70-year-old, immunocompromised patient presented to the emergency room (ER) five weeks after she was started on clopidogrel. She complained of skin eruption, mouth ulcers, fatigue, and myalgia over the past two weeks. Labs showed severe hyponatremia, acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis, hyperkalemia, and elevated liver enzymes. She was treated with steroids and discharged after her condition improved. However, a month later, she returned to the ER, complaining of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, chills, and shortness of breath over the past two days...
June 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721026/a-community-virtual-ward-model-to-support-older-persons-with-complex-health-care-and-social-care-needs
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C Lewis, Z Moore, F Doyle, A Martin, D Patton, L E Nugent
BACKGROUND: Globally the older population is increasing rapidly. As a result there is an increase in frail older persons living within the community, with increased risks of a hospital admission and higher mortality and morbidity rates. Due to complexity of care, health care professionals face challenges in providing effective case management and avoiding unplanned admissions to hospital. A community virtual ward (CVW) model was developed to assist health care professionals to support older persons at home during periods of illness and/or functional decline...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717904/a-description-of-deaths-following-emergency-abdominal-surgery
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Henrik Wolsted, Ann Merete Møller, Mai-Britt Tolstrup, Morten Vester-Andersen
OBJECTIVE: Emergency major abdominal surgery carries a high mortality rate. The aim of this present study was to characterize a population of deceased abdominal surgical patients, to examine how many died unexpectedly and how many were subject to treatment limitations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included adult emergency abdominal surgical patients who died within 30 days postoperatively. We collected data from January 1, 2013, to December 31, 2014, in a Danish tertiary care hospital (Herlev)...
July 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716784/protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study-to-improve-prehospital-notification-of-injured-patients-presenting-to-trauma-centres-in-india
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Biswadev Mitra, Joseph Mathew, Amit Gupta, Peter Cameron, Gerard O'Reilly, Kapil Dev Soni, Gaurav Kaushik, Teresa Howard, Madonna Fahey, Michael Stephenson, Vineet Kumar, Sharad Vyas, Satish Dharap, Pankaj Patel, Advait Thakor, Naveen Sharma, Tony Walker, Mahesh Chandra Misra, Russell Gruen, Mark Fitzgerald
INTRODUCTION: Prehospital notification of injured patients enables prompt and timely care in hospital through adequate preparation of trauma teams, space, equipment and consumables necessary for resuscitation, and may improve outcomes. In India, anecdotal reports suggest that prehospital notification, in those few places where it occurs, is unstructured and not linked to a well-defined hospital response. The aim of this manuscript is to describe, in detail, a study protocol for the evaluation of a formalised approach to prehospital notification...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713660/a-cross-sectional-pharmacoepidemiological-study-of-the-utilization-pattern-of-pre-anesthetic-medications-in-major-surgical-procedures-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Madhuri Kulkarni, Anant Patil
OBJECTIVE : A study of the utilization pattern of pre-anesthetic medications in major surgical procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS : A cross-sectional, pharmacoepidemiological study was conducted among patients undergoing surgical procedures in routine or emergency conditions under general anesthesia. The utilization of pre-anesthetic medicines in all patients was reported. RESULTS: A total of 110 patients (mean age - 42.36 years; 57.27% males) were enrolled...
June 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713042/implementation-of-the-universal-bls-termination-of-resuscitation-rule-in-a-rural-ems-system
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Matthew R Jordan, Michael F O'Keefe, David Weiss, C Wes Cubberley, Charles D MacLean, Daniel L Wolfson
BACKGROUND: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are often the first medical providers to begin resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) victims. The universal Basic Life Support Termination of Resuscitation (BLS-TOR) rule is a validated clinical prediction tool used to identify patients in which continued resuscitation efforts are futile. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim is to compare the rate of transport of OHCA cases before and after the implementation of a BLS-TOR protocol and to determine the compliance rate of EMS personnel with the new protocol in a largely volunteer, rural system...
July 13, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712527/clinical-presentation-to-the-emergency-department-predicts-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-associated-myocardial-injury
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Khalil M Yousef, Elizabeth Crago, Theodore F Lagattuta, Marilyn Hravnak
INTRODUCTION: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is frequently seen in emergency departments. Secondary injury, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage-associated myocardial injury (SAHMI), affects one third of survivors and contributes to poor outcomes. SAHMI is not attributed to ischemia from myocardial disease but can result in hypotension and arrhythmias. It is important that emergency nurses recognize which clinical presentation characteristics are predictive of SAHMI to initiate proper interventions...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705570/la-pose-de-voie-veineuse-p%C3%A3-diatrique-par-les-%C3%A3-quipes-de-smur-adultes
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REVIEW
Frédéric Lemoine, Hugues Lefort, Sabine Lemoine, Benoît Frattini, Daniel Jost
Paediatric perfusion during pre-hospital care is a major issue in the event of life-threatening emergencies. Access, often restricted, to backup specialising in paediatrics, implies the existence of practices on protocols for the adult mobile emergency and intensive care service (Smur) in partnership with paediatricians. Paediatric perfusion practices were assessed in these teams. The results show the presence of a paediatric protocol in the adult Smur teams is not very common. Nursing practices seem to be evolving towards the recommendations, thanks to technological advances such as the use of the intraosseous device...
July 2017: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701153/cost-effectiveness-of-an-ambulance-based-referral-system-for-emergency-obstetrical-and-neonatal-care-in-rural-ethiopia
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Sandro Accorsi, Edgardo Somigliana, Hagos Solomon, Tsegaye Ademe, Jofrey Woldegebriel, Biadgo Almaz, Mohammed Zemedu, Fabio Manenti, Akalu Tibebe, Pasquale Farese, Aberra Seifu, Serena Menozzi, Giovanni Putoto
BACKGROUND: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of an ambulance-based referral system an dedicated to emergency obstetrics and neonatal care (EmONC) in remote sub-Saharan settings. METHODS: In this prospective study performed in Oromiya Region (Ethiopia), all obstetrical cases referred to the hospital with the ambulance were consecutively evaluated during a three-months period. The health professionals who managed the referred cases were requested to identify those that could be considered as undoubtedly effective...
July 12, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697866/quality-initiative-programs-can-decrease-total-joint-arthroplasty-transfusion-rates-a-multicenter-study-using-the-marcqi-total-joint-registry-database
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David C Markel, Mark W Allen, Richard E Hughes, Bonita M Singal, Brian R Hallstrom
BACKGROUND: The Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative (MARCQI) noted wide variability between member hospitals in blood transfusion rates after primary total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA and TKA). Blood transfusion has substantial risks and accepted recommendations exist to guide transfusion practices. MARCQI began an initiative to decrease unnecessary transfusions by identifying/reporting outliers, discussing conservative transfusion practices, and recommending transfusion guidelines...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697155/effect-of-a-training-strategy-in-improving-medication-fallacies-during-pediatric-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-before-and-after-study-from-a-developing-country
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Jhuma Sankar, Rashmi Ranjan Das, Samarendra Mahapatro, M Jeeva Sankar
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effect of structured training on resident performance in improving medication fallacies during pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: This before-and-after study was conducted in the pediatric acute care areas of tertiary care teaching hospitals of a developing country from August to December 2015. Case records of children younger than 18 years who underwent CPR were reviewed. Senior residents rotating through pediatric emergency department and pediatric intensive care unit were evaluated for their knowledge...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693491/hypoxia-and-hypotension-in-patients-intubated-by-physician-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-services-a-prospective-observational-multi-centre-study
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Geir Arne Sunde, Mårten Sandberg, Richard Lyon, Knut Fredriksen, Brian Burns, Karl Ove Hufthammer, Jo Røislien, Akos Soti, Helena Jäntti, David Lockey, Jon-Kenneth Heltne, Stephen J M Sollid
BACKGROUND: The effective treatment of airway compromise in trauma and non-trauma patients is important. Hypoxia and hypotension are predictors of negative patient outcomes and increased mortality, and may be important quality indicators of care provided by emergency medical services. Excluding cardiac arrests, critical trauma and non-trauma patients remain the two major groups to which helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) are dispatched. Several studies describe the impact of pre-hospital hypoxia or hypotension on trauma patients, but few studies compare this in trauma and non-trauma patients...
July 11, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688610/-materials-for-the-paediatric-resuscitation-trolley-or-backpack-expert-recommendations
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Jesús López-Herce Cid, Antonio Rodríguez Núñez, Ángel Carrillo Álvarez, Gonzalo Zeballos Serrato, Cecilia Martínez Fernández-Llamazares, Custodio Calvo Macías
Cardio-respiratory arrest (CPA) is infrequent in children, but it can occur in any place and at any time. This fact means that every health care facility must always have the staff and material ready to resuscitate a child. These recommendations are the consensus of experts of the Spanish Paediatric and Neonatal Resuscitation Group on the material and medication for paediatric and neonatal resuscitation and their distribution and use. CPR trolleys and backpacks must include the essential material to quickly and efficiently perform a paediatric CPR...
July 5, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683821/stroke-awareness-among-dubai-emergency-medical-service-staff-and-impact-of-an-educational-intervention
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Fatima Shire, Zahra Kasim, Suhail Alrukn, Maria Khan
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services (EMS) play a vital role in expediting hospital arrival in stroke patients. The objective of our study was to assess the level of awareness regarding pre-hospital identification and management of acute stroke among EMS Staff in Dubai and to evaluate the impact of an educational lecture on their knowledge. METHODS: Ours was a cross-sectional study with a pre-test and post-test design. The intervention was an educational lecture, based on the updated guidelines in pre-hospital care of acute stroke...
July 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683773/determinants-and-time-to-blood-transfusion-among-thermal-burn-patients-admitted-to-mulago-hospital
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C Kilyewala, R Alenyo, R Ssentongo
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusion, a practice under re-evaluation in general, remains common among thermal burn patients due to the hematological alterations associated with burns that manifest as anemia. Today advocacy is for restrictive blood transfusion taking into account individual patient characteristics. We went out to identify the parameters that may determine transfusion requirement and the time to blood transfusion for thermal burn patients in Mulago Hospital in order to build statistics and a basis to standardize future practice and Hospital protocol...
July 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676296/contributing-factors-of-frequent-use-of-the-emergency-department-a-synthesis
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REVIEW
Timothy R Burns
INTRODUCTION: Overcrowding in emergency departments is an issue that has a negative impact worldwide. As attendance in emergency departments has increased, the ability to provide critical services to patients suffering from actual medical emergencies in a timely manner has decreased as these departments are many times at or over capacity. One patient population whose negative influence has been researched with regard to their impact on the overcrowding issue is that of the frequent user...
July 1, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
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