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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164544/-construction-and-application-of-innovative-education-technology-strategies-in-nursing
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Li-Fen Chao, Hsiang-Ping Huang, Lee-Fen Ni, Chia-Lan Tsai, Tsuey-Yuan Huang
The evolution of information and communication technologies has deeply impacted education reform, promoted the development of digital-learning models, and stimulated the development of diverse nursing education strategies in order to better fulfill needs and expand in new directions. The present paper introduces the intelligent-learning resources that are available for basic medical science education, problem-based learning, nursing scenario-based learning, objective structured clinical examinations, and other similar activities in the Department of Nursing at Chang Gung University of Science and Technology...
December 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159405/management-of-tiny-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-a-comparative-effectiveness-analysis
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Ajay Malhotra, Xiao Wu, Howard P Forman, Charles C Matouk, Dheeraj Gandhi, Pina Sanelli
Importance: Unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) are relatively common in the general population and are being increasingly diagnosed; a significant proportion are tiny (≤3 mm) aneurysms. There is significant heterogeneity in practice and lack of clear guidelines on the management of incidental, tiny UIAs. It is important to quantify the implications of different management strategies in terms of health benefits to patients. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of routine treatment (aneurysm coiling) vs 3 strategies for imaging surveillance compared with no preventive treatment or routine follow-up of tiny UIAs...
November 20, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159398/cost-effectiveness-of-publicly-funded-treatment-of-opioid-use-disorder-in-california
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Emanuel Krebs, Benjamin Enns, Elizabeth Evans, Darren Urada, M Douglas Anglin, Richard A Rawson, Yih-Ing Hser, Bohdan Nosyk
Background: Only 1 in 5 of the nearly 2.4 million Americans with an opioid use disorder received treatment in 2015. Fewer than half of Californians who received treatment in 2014 received opioid agonist treatment (OAT), and regulations for admission to OAT in California are more stringent than federal regulations. Objective: To determine the cost-effectiveness of OAT for all treatment recipients compared with the observed standard of care for patients presenting with opioid use disorder to California's publicly funded treatment facilities...
November 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159000/umbilical-cord-prolapse-in-a-labouring-patient-a-multidisciplinary-and-interprofessional-simulation-scenario
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Chandrew Rajakumar, Adam Garber, Purnima M Rao, Genevieve Rousseau, George A Dumitrascu, Glenn D Posner
This case is one of an eight-case multidisciplinary curriculum designed and implemented at the University of Ottawa by simulation educators with specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) and anesthesiology. Consultation from a nurse educator maintained quality and relevance of objectives for nursing participants. The curriculum was prepared to train OB/GYN and anesthesiology residents and nurses to hone crisis resource management skills and to recognize and manage rare/critical medical events in an obstetrical setting...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136270/60-seconds-to-survival-a-pilot-study-of-a-disaster-triage-video-game-for-prehospital-providers
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Mark X Cicero, Travis Whitfill, Kevin Munjal, Manu Madhok, Maria Carmen G Diaz, Daniel J Scherzer, Barbara M Walsh, Angela Bowen, Michael Redlener, Scott A Goldberg, Nadine Symons, James Burkett, Joseph C Santos, David Kessler, Ryan N Barnicle, Geno Paesano, Marc A Auerbach
INTRODUCTION: Disaster triage training for emergency medical service (EMS) providers is not standardized. Simulation training is costly and time-consuming. In contrast, educational video games enable low-cost and more time-efficient standardized training. We hypothesized that players of the video game "60 Seconds to Survival" (60S) would have greater improvements in disaster triage accuracy compared to control subjects who did not play 60S. METHODS: Participants recorded their demographics and highest EMS training level and were randomized to play 60S (intervention) or serve as controls...
April 2017: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121197/higher-accuracy-of-complex-medication-reconciliation-through-improved-design-of-electronic-tools
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Jan Horsky, Elizabeth A Drucker, Harley Z Ramelson
Objective: Investigate the accuracy of 2 different medication reconciliation tools integrated into electronic health record systems (EHRs) using a cognitively demanding scenario and complex medication history. Materials and Methods: Seventeen physicians reconciled medication lists for a polypharmacy patient using 2 EHRs in a simulation study. The lists contained 3 types of discrepancy and were transmitted between the systems via a Continuity of Care Document. Participants updated each EHR and their interactions were recorded and analyzed for the number and type of errors...
November 7, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120509/simulation-training-for-medical-emergencies-in-the-dental-setting-using-an-inexpensive-software-application
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N Kishimoto, N Mukai, Y Honda, Y Hirata, M Tanaka, Y Momota
INTRODUCTION: Every dental provider needs to be educated about medical emergencies to provide safe dental care. Simulation training is available with simulators such as advanced life support manikins and robot patients. However, the purchase and development costs of these simulators are high. We have developed a simulation training course on medical emergencies using an inexpensive software application. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the educational effectiveness of this course...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117748/ward-round-simulation-in-final-year-medical-students-does-it-promote-students-learning
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Claudia Behrens, Diana H J M Dolmans, Jimmie Leppink, Gerard J Gormley, Erik W Driessen
INTRODUCTION: Ward round skills are essential for doctors in hospital settings. Literature shows medical students' deficiencies in these skills. Simulation has been used to train these skills. However, exposing learners to simulation at an early stage may be associated with a high cognitive load and limited learning. This study aims to determine how students experience this load and its interplay with performance and which factors promote and impair learning. METHODS: Fifty-six final year medical students participated in a simulated ward round training exercise...
November 9, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117092/the-development-and-validation-of-a-concise-instrument-for-formative-assessment-of-team-leader-performance-during-simulated-pediatric-resuscitations
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Lindsay D Nadkarni, Cindy G Roskind, Marc A Auerbach, Aaron W Calhoun, Mark D Adler, David O Kessler
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the validity of a formative feedback instrument for leaders of simulated resuscitations. METHODS: This is a prospective validation study with a fully crossed (person × scenario × rater) study design. The Concise Assessment of Leader Management (CALM) instrument was designed by pediatric emergency medicine and graduate medical education experts to be used off the shelf to evaluate and provide formative feedback to resuscitation leaders...
November 8, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114613/acr-appropriateness-criteria-for-external-beam-radiation-therapy-treatment-planning-for-clinically-localized-prostate-cancer-part-ii-of-ii
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REVIEW
Nicholas G Zaorsky, Timothy N Showalter, Gary A Ezzell, Paul L Nguyen, Dean G Assimos, Anthony V D'Amico, Alexander R Gottschalk, Gary S Gustafson, Sameer R Keole, Stanley L Liauw, Shane Lloyd, Patrick W McLaughlin, Benjamin Movsas, Bradley R Prestidge, Al V Taira, Neha Vapiwala, Brian J Davis
Purpose: To present the most updated American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria formed by an expert panel on the appropriate delivery of external beam radiation to manage stage T1 and T2 prostate cancer (in the definitive setting and post-prostatectomy) and to provide clinical variants with expert recommendations based on accompanying Appropriateness Criteria for target volumes and treatment planning. Methods and materials: The ACR Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a panel of multidisciplinary experts...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100139/unemployment-and-subsequent-depression-a-mediation-analysis-using-the-parametric-g-formula
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Maarten J Bijlsma, Lasse Tarkiainen, Mikko Myrskylä, Pekka Martikainen
The effects of unemployment on depression are difficult to establish because of confounding and limited understanding of the mechanisms at the population level. In particular, due to longitudinal interdependencies between exposures, mediators and outcomes, intermediate confounding is an obstacle for mediation analyses. Using longitudinal Finnish register data on socio-economic characteristics and medication purchases, we extracted individuals who entered the labor market between ages 16 and 25 in the period 1996 to 2001 and followed them until the year 2007 (n = 42,172)...
October 22, 2017: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098596/interprofessional-simulation-training-to-promote-working-with-families-and-networks-in-mental-health-services
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Christopher Kowalski, Chris Attoe, Isabelle Ekdawi, Claire Parry, Sabrina Phillips, Sean Cross
OBJECTIVE: Working with the families and networks of patients with mental illness has significant benefits. There are, however, numerous barriers to this way of working, meaning that it is not universally privileged in mental healthcare services. This study evaluated the impact of an interprofessional simulation (IPS) course on working with families and networks on participants' confidence, attitudes, and perceived future clinical practice. METHODS: A one-day IPS course pairing high-fidelity scenarios with reflective debriefs was developed...
November 2, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096682/estimating-relative-risks-in-multicenter-studies-with-a-small-number-of-centers-which-methods-to-use-a-simulation-study
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Claudia Pedroza, Van Thi Thanh Truong
BACKGROUND: Analyses of multicenter studies often need to account for center clustering to ensure valid inference. For binary outcomes, it is particularly challenging to properly adjust for center when the number of centers or total sample size is small, or when there are few events per center. Our objective was to evaluate the performance of generalized estimating equation (GEE) log-binomial and Poisson models, generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs) assuming binomial and Poisson distributions, and a Bayesian binomial GLMM to account for center effect in these scenarios...
November 2, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093376/-development-of-a-new-scholastic-program-for-medication-counseling-practice-in-preclinical-training-constructed-for-junior-students-by-senior-students-based-on-their-experiences-of-on-site-practice
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Sayo Suzuki, Izumi Aono, Natsumi Imai, Aki Kuwabara, Yuki Kenda, Minako Matsumoto, Aya Yoshida, Asuka Watanabe, Akinori Takagi, Noriko Kobayashi, Haruko Saeki, Hisakazu Ohtani, Tomonori Nakamura, Junko Kizu
 Long-term practical on-site training, based on the Model Core Curriculum for Pharmaceutical Education, is a core program of the 6-year course of pharmaceutical education, introduced in Japan in 2010. In particular, medication counseling in practical training in 5th-year provides valuable opportunities for communication with real patients rather than simulated patients (SPs). However, it can also cause anxiety in 4th-year students before practical training. To address such concerns, upperclassmen (5th- and 6th-year students), who have already completed practical training, constructed and conducted a new educational program for medication counseling practice in preclinical training based on their experiences...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093148/an-emergency-simulation-course-in-a-postdoctoral-general-dentistry-program-the-new-york-presbyterian-weill-cornell-medicine-experience
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Marsha E Rubin, Heidi J Hansen
Dentists can encounter life-threatening medical emergencies during the provision of routine dental care and must therefore be comfortable with the management of these emergencies. High-fidelity simulation has been used routinely in medical and surgical training and is a recognized and effective educational and assessment tool. The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate a new high-fidelity simulation training course in medical emergency management for residents in the General Practice Residency program at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine...
November 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088994/a-generic-simulation-model-of-the-relative-cost-effectiveness-of-icu-versus-step-down-imcu-expansion
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Amin Mahmoudian-Dehkordi, Somayeh Sadat
BACKGROUND: Many jurisdictions are facing increased demand for intensive care. There are two long-term investment options: intensive care unit (ICU) versus step-down or intermediate care unit (IMCU) capacity expansion. Relative cost-effectiveness of the two investment strategies with regard to patient lives saved has not been studied to date. METHODS: We expand a generic system dynamics simulation model of emergency patient flow in a typical hospital, populated with empirical evidence found in the medical and hospital administration literature, to estimate the long-term effects of expanding ICU versus IMCU beds on patient lives saved under a common assumption of 2...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077198/a-systematic-review-on-hand-hygiene-knowledge-and-compliance-in-student-nurses
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REVIEW
L J Labrague, D M McEnroe-Petitte, T van de Mortel, A M A Nasirudeen
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene competence is one of the critical outcomes in nursing education. Ensuring nursing students recognize the what, when and how of hand hygiene is critical in the light of the increasing rates of healthcare-associated infections. AIM: To systematically appraise and synthesize articles on hand hygiene knowledge and compliance among nursing students. METHODS: This is a systematic review of scientific articles published from 2006 to 2016...
October 27, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074514/projecting-diabetes-prevalence-among-mexicans-aged-50-years-and-older-the-future-elderly-model-mexico-fem-mexico
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Cesar Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Bryan Tysinger, Dana P Goldman, Rebeca Wong
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes has been growing as a major health problem and a significant burden on the population and on health systems of developing countries like Mexico that are also ageing fast. The goal of the study was to estimate the future prevalence of diabetes among Mexico's older adults to assess the current and future health and economic burden of diabetes. DESIGN: A simulation study using longitudinal data from three waves (2001, 2003 and 2012) of the Mexican Health and Aging Study and adapting the Future Elderly Model to simulate four scenarios of hypothetical interventions that would reduce diabetes incidence and to project the future diabetes prevalence rates among populations 50 years and older...
October 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067214/detailed-statistical-assessment-of-the-characteristics-of-the-esmo-magnitude-of-clinical-benefit-scale-esmo-mcbs-threshold-rules
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Urania Dafni, Dimitris Karlis, Xanthi Pedeli, Jan Bogaerts, George Pentheroudakis, Josep Tabernero, Christoph C Zielinski, Martine J Piccart, Elisabeth G E de Vries, Nicola Jane Latino, Jean-Yves Douillard, Nathan I Cherny
BACKGROUND: The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has developed the ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS), a tool to assess the magnitude of clinical benefit from new cancer therapies. Grading is guided by a dual rule comparing the relative benefit (RB) and the absolute benefit (AB) achieved by the therapy to prespecified threshold values. The ESMO-MCBS v1.0 dual rule evaluates the RB of an experimental treatment based on the lower limit of the 95%CI (LL95%CI) for the hazard ratio (HR) along with an AB threshold...
2017: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060653/a-robust-automatic-mechanism-for-electrocardiogram-interpretation-in-telehealthcare
#20
Te-Wei Ho, Feipei Lai
Telehealthcare has become increasingly popular in clinical practice as a means of providing ubiquitous healthcare through long-term informative interactions and health monitoring. We have delivered a synchronized telehealthcare program since 2009. We have implemented a web-based clinical decision support system with a knowledge-based electrocardiogram (ECG) recognition mechanism as an augmentation service to assist medical practitioners doing decision making in clinical practice. To evaluate the capability and usage limits of this automatic ECG interpretation, the aim of this study was to validate the stability and robustness of proposed mechanism using stress testing through six simulation scenarios...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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