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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229916/ongoing-nursing-training-influence-on-the-completion-of-electronic-pressure-ulcer-records
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María López, José María Jiménez, Isabel Peña, María José Cao, María Simarro, María José Castro
INTRODUCTION: Pressure ulcer (PU) care in nursing at the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid (HCUV) in Spain includes basic care and its registration through the electronic GACELA Care tool. To assess and evaluate the nursing intervention in PU evolution, a training programme was carried out to unify criteria on PU assessment, treatment, evaluation and monitoring. OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of training on the completion of PU records in the GACELA Care application, and identify the level of satisfaction of the nurses after its use...
February 14, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225152/topical-phenytoin-for-treating-pressure-ulcers
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REVIEW
Xiang Yong Hao, Hong Ling Li, He Su, Hui Cai, Tian Kang Guo, Ruifeng Liu, Lei Jiang, Yan Fei Shen
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are common in clinical practice and pose a significant health problem worldwide. Apart from causing suffering to patients, they also result in longer hospital stays and increase the cost of health care. A variety of methods are used for treating pressure ulcers, including pressure relief, patient repositioning, biophysical strategies, nutritional supplementation, debridement, topical negative pressure, and local treatments including dressings, ointments and creams such as bacitracin, silver sulphadiazine, neomycin, and phenytoin...
February 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216809/healing-ulcers-and-preventing-their-recurrences-in-the-diabetic-foot
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S Raja Sabapathy, Madhu Periasamy
Fifteen percent of people with diabetes develop an ulcer in the course of their lifetime. Eighty-five percent of the major amputations in diabetes mellitus are preceded by an ulcer. Management of ulcers and preventing their recurrence is important for the quality of life of the individual and reducing the cost of care of treatment. The main causative factors of ulceration are neuropathy, vasculopathy and limited joint mobility. Altered bio-mechanics due to the deformities secondary to neuropathy and limited joint mobility leads to focal points of increased pressure, which compromises circulation leading to ulcers...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198336/managing-tissue-viability-issues-in-patients-with-cancer-approaching-the-end-of-life
#4
Kenneth Robert Ripley, Mark Collier
This article provides an overview of tissue viability issues related to the care of patients with cancer who are approaching the end of life. Altered physiology as a result of various factors, including nutrition, medication and radiotherapy, is identified. The article discusses the presentation and treatment of cutaneous radiation injury, malignant wounds, pressure ulcers and Skin Changes At Life's End (SCALE), an acronym used to describe a set of clinical phenomena associated with skin changes in patients approaching the end of life, and makes recommendations for practice...
February 15, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182533/the-reality-of-routine-practice-a-pooled-data-analysis-on-chronic-wounds-treated-with-tlc-nosf-wound-dressings
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K C Münter, S Meaume, M Augustin, P Senet, J C Kérihuel
OBJECTIVE: A number of randomised controlled trials (RCT) have compared control groups with TLC-NOSF dressings (UrgoStart) on chronic wounds. Our aim was to determine whether the clinical trials' results translate into routine management of such wounds, by pooling the data from real-life observational studies. METHOD: Observational studies, conducted in France and Germany, evaluating current practices in patients suffering from non-selected chronic wounds treated with a TLC-NOSF dressing were identified...
February 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177542/reduced-prevalence-and-severity-of-wounds-following-implementation-of-the-champions-for-skin-integrity-model-to-facilitate-uptake-of-evidence-based-practice-in-aged-care
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Helen E Edwards, Anne M Chang, Michelle Gibb, Kathleen J Finlayson, Christina Parker, Maria O'Reilly, Jan McDowell, Patricia Shuter
AIMS: To evaluate the implementation of the Champions for Skin Integrity Model on facilitating uptake of evidence-based wound management and improving skin integrity in residents of aged care facilities BACKGROUND: The incidence of skin tears, pressure injuries and leg ulcers increases with age and such wounds can be a serious issue in aged care facilities. Older adults are not only at higher risk for wounds related to chronic disease, but also injuries related to falls and manual handling requirements...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161027/update-on-traumatic-acute-spinal-cord-injury-part-2
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M Mourelo Fariña, S Salvador de la Barrera, A Montoto Marqués, M E Ferreiro Velasco, R Galeiras Vázquez
The aim of treatment in acute traumatic spinal cord injury is to preserve residual neurologic function, avoid secondary injury, and restore spinal alignment and stability. In this second part of the review, we describe the management of spinal cord injury focusing on issues related to short-term respiratory management, where the preservation of diaphragmatic function is a priority, with prediction of the duration of mechanical ventilation and the need for tracheostomy. Surgical assessment of spinal injuries based on updated criteria is discussed, taking into account that although the type of intervention depends on the surgical team, nowadays treatment should afford early spinal decompression and stabilization...
February 1, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152941/transforming-a-unit-s-culture-to-improve-clinical-outcomes
#8
Theresa Woodrum, Michael Romano
: 243 Background: Leadership identified an unhealthy work environment existed in our Oncology Hematology Special Care Unit (OHSCU). This was evidenced by increased turnover, low National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), and nurse sensitive quality indicator scores. In the fall of 2014 changes were made to the unit with a goal of creating within the unit a culture of clinical excellence, engagement, professionalism, accountability, and improve staff satisfaction. METHODS: Leadership met to define the future state of the unit and develop a vision statement...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152722/integrating-lean-six-sigma-in-the-daily-operations-of-an-icu-to-achieve-safe-quality-patient-care
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Jacqueline Magurn, Joanne McGovern, Michelle Jetter, Sarah Beadling, Dorothy Gregoire
: 230 Background: Developing and maintaining a culture of safety and quality in delivering patient care is critical in the intensive care unit (ICU) especially an oncology ICU. Incorporating the Lean Six Sigma program into daily operations of the ICU achieves, simplifies, and sustains continuous improvement in the delivery of safe quality patient care. This program engages the ICU team through visual management of quality, safety, and budget indicators including medication scanning, falls, sharps exposure, infection prevention including blood stream, catheter, hospital and ventilator acquired pneumonias, venous embolism prevention, and staffing compliance...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151837/pressure-mapping-in-elderly-care-a-tool-to-increase-pressure-injury-knowledge-and-awareness-among-staff
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Lisa Hultin, Estrid Olsson, Cheryl Carli, Lena Gunningberg
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a pressure mapping system with real-time feedback of pressure points in elderly care, with specific focus on pressure injury (PI) knowledge/attitudes (staff), interface pressure, and PI prevention activities (residents). DESIGN: Descriptive, 1-group pretest/posttest study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: A convenience sample of 40 assistant nurses and aides participated in the study; staff members were recruited at daytime, and 1 nighttime meeting was held at the facility...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151511/-economic-impact-of-afid-management-with-modern-management-system-in-intensive-care-patients-comparison-between-icus
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Giovanni Fuoco, Paola Di Giulio
: . Economic impact of AFId management with modern management systems in Intensive Care patients: comparison between ICUs. INTRODUCTION: Acute fecal incontinence associated with diarrhea (AFId) affects up to 40% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients and may be responsible for pressure ulcers (PU). The FMS (Fecal Management System) though improving the management of these patients is not often provided due to its cost. AIM: To measure the costs of the use of FMS compared to routine care in three intensive care units (ICU) of Piedmont (Italy)...
October 2016: Assistenza Infermieristica e Ricerca: AIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130079/risk-analyses-of-pressure-ulcer-in-tetraplegic-spinal-cord-injured-persons-a-french-long-term-survey
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Marc Le Fort, Maude Espagnacq, Brigitte Perrouin-Verbe, Jean-François Ravaud
OBJECTIVE: To identify the long-term clinical, individual, and social risk factors for the development of pressure ulcers (PUs) in traumatic spinal cord-injured persons with tetraplegia (TSCIt). DESIGN: Cohort survey with self-applied questionnaires in 1995 and 2006. SETTING: Thirty-five French-speaking European physical medicine and rehabilitation centers participating in the Tetrafigap surveys. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 1641 tetraplegic adults were surveyed after an initial post-traumatic period of at least 2 years...
January 24, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128459/a-hybrid-methodology-for-modeling-risk-of-adverse-events-in-complex-health-care-settings
#13
Reza Kazemi, Ali Mosleh, Meghan Dierks
In spite of increased attention to quality and efforts to provide safe medical care, adverse events (AEs) are still frequent in clinical practice. Reports from various sources indicate that a substantial number of hospitalized patients suffer treatment-caused injuries while in the hospital. While risk cannot be entirely eliminated from health-care activities, an important goal is to develop effective and durable mitigation strategies to render the system "safer." In order to do this, though, we must develop models that comprehensively and realistically characterize the risk...
January 27, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122616/improving-safety-in-care-homes-protocol-for-evaluation-of-the-walsall-and-wolverhampton-care-home-improvement-programme
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Sarah Damery, Sarah Flanagan, Kiran Rai, Gill Combes
BACKGROUND: Improving safety in care homes is becoming increasingly important. Care home residents typically have multiple physical and/or cognitive impairments, and adverse events like falls often lead to hospital attendance or admission. Developing a safety culture is associated with beneficial impacts on safety outcomes, but the complex needs of care home residents, coupled with staffing pressures in the sector, pose challenges for positive safety practices to become embedded at the individual and organisational levels...
January 26, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103397/the-economic-burden-of-nurse-sensitive-adverse-events-in-22-medical-surgical-units-retrospective-and-matching-analysis
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Eric Tchouaket, Carl-Ardy Dubois, Danielle D'Amour
AIMS: To assess the economic burden of nurse-sensitive adverse events (NSAEs) in 22 acute care units in Quebec by estimating excess hospital-related costs and calculating resulting additional hospital days. BACKGROUND: Recent changes in the worldwide economic and financial contexts have made the cost of patient safety a topical issue. Yet our knowledge about the economic burden of safety of nursing care is quite limited in Canada in general and Quebec in particular...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100407/pressure-ulcer-reconstruction-in-patients-with-heterotopic-ossification-after-spinal-cord-injury-a-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Kai Yang, Alexander Graf, James Sanger
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is widely recognized as a common occurrence among patients suffering from traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI). The exact etiology of HO formation remains unknown. Published medical and surgical management strategies are often plagued with questionable effectiveness and frequent complications. There are minimal publications regarding the management strategies of HO in SCI patients as it pertains to plastic surgery. We present a case series of patients treated at our institution who underwent treatment for pressure ulcers with underlying HO to highlight the vast spectrum of clinical phenotypes present in this population...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060006/resolving-epibole-with-polymeric-membrane-dressings-in-home-care
#17
Kimberly S Bare, Jerri Drain
BACKGROUND: The management of chronic (nonhealing) wounds with epibole is challenging and costly, especially when the problem is not promptly identified or the patient is intolerant to conventional treatments. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe the use of a polymeric membrane dressing (PMD) in 3 patients with chronic (nonhealing) wounds and epibole who were unable to be treated with traditional interventions such as silver nitrate or sharp debridement. Patient 1 was a 51 year-old male with a right foot stasis ulcer with 60% fibrin/slough to the wound bed, patient 2 was a 58-year-old female with a stage 4 pressure injury of the left hip with undermining, and patient 3 was a 62-year-old female with a dehisced abdominal surgical wound...
January 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058229/systematic-review-of-the-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
#18
Badri Man Shrestha
AIM: To review negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as an important addition to the conventional methods of wound management. METHODS: A systematic review, performed by searching the PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Library databases, showed 11 case reports comprising a total of 22 kidney transplantation (KT) patients (range, 1 to 9), who were treated with NPWT. Application of NPWT was associated with successful healing of wounds, leg ulcer, lymphocele and urine leak from ileal conduit...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050517/prosthodontic-approach-in-management-of-prolonged-neonatal-intubation
#19
Vikas B Kamble, Shital K Shah, Vishnu B Rathod, Priyanka S Ambadkar, Charudutt N Patil
Intubation is a routine intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for preterm neonates with respiratory distress, inadequate gag reflex, poor sucking and swallowing. Prolonged intubation in neonates can be done by nasal or oral route. Although naso-tracheal intubation may reduce movement of the tube, it may contribute to airway obstruction, possible hypoxia, and occlusion of the nasal aperture during a crucial period of development further contributing to laboured breathing. Being obligate nasal breathers, oro-tracheal route is the preferred method of intubation in premature infants as oral mucosa is less susceptible to damage than nasal mucosa...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044436/evaluation-of-a-self-efficacy-enhancement-program-to-prevent-pressure-ulcers-in-patients-with-a-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Jung Yoon Kim, Eunhee Cho
AIM: This study developed a self-efficacy enhancement program and evaluated its effects on the self-care behaviors, self-care knowledge, and self-efficacy regarding pressure ulcer prevention in patients with a spinal cord injury. METHODS: This was a multicenter randomized controlled trial. Six hospitals were invited to recruit patients with a spinal cord injury who were undergoing rehabilitation after receiving acute treatment. These hospitals were randomly allocated into experimental (three hospitals) or control (three hospitals) groups and 47 patients participated (24 in the experimental group and 23 in the control group)...
January 2017: Japan Journal of Nursing Science: JJNS
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