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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434554/the-simulation-based-assessment-of-pediatric-rapid-response-teams
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James J Fehr, Mary E McBride, John R Boulet, David J Murray
OBJECTIVE: To create scenarios of simulated decompensating pediatric patients to train pediatric rapid response teams (RRTs) and to determine whether the scenario scores provide a valid assessment of RRT performance with the hypothesis that RRTs led by intensivists-in-training would be better prepared to manage the scenarios than teams led by nurse practitioners. STUDY DESIGN: A set of 10 simulated scenarios was designed for the training and assessment of pediatric RRTs...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428504/-assessment-and-strategy-for-nociceptive-pain-in-cancer
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Gakuji Osawa, Etsuko Aruga
Pain is classified as either nociceptive pain, which results from a nociceptor stimulation, or neuropathic pain, which results from a lesion of the neural pathway. Clinically, in many cases, pain consists of a single origin but multiple origins are also possible. In this paper, we outline an assessment and strategy for nociceptive pain in cancer. The onset time, location, feature, strength, and etiology were included as categories for the assessment of pain. Furthermore, we added a psychosocial assessment to the physical assessment, which ensured comprehensive pain evaluation...
April 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371816/evaluation-of-an-integrated-multidisciplinary-program-to-address-unsafe-use-of-opioids-prescribed-for-pain
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William C Becker, Sara N Edmond, Dana J Cervone, Ajay Manhapra, John J Sellinger, Brent A Moore, Ellen L Edens
Objectives. : Unsafe use of opioids prescribed for pain is a common challenge in primary care. We aimed to describe a novel clinical program designed to address this issue-the Opioid Reassessment Clinic-and evaluate preliminary efficacy. Methods. : The Opioid Reassessment Clinic is a multidisciplinary care team staffed by an internist, addiction psychiatrist, advanced practice nurse, and health psychologist designed to perform enhanced assessment and longitudinal treatment of patients with unsafe use of opioids prescribed for pain...
March 23, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371158/the-effect-of-gabapentin-on-delayed-discharge-from-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-a-retrospective-analysis
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Naveed T Siddiqui, Amir Yousefzadeh, Maaz Yousuf, Dileep Kumar, Farah K Choudhry, Zeev Friedman
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery programs have incorporated gabapentin as part of a multimodal analgesia protocol. The preemptive use of gabapentin was found to be beneficial due to its opioid-sparing effect. However, excessive sedation and delayed discharge from postanesthesia recovery units are of concern. The aim of this study was to investigate whether preoperative gabapentin increased the length of stay in the recovery unit. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out over a period of 2 months in the postanesthesia care unit (PACU) of a tertiary care hospital in Canada...
March 30, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364172/mapping-french-people-and-health-professionals-positions-regarding-the-circumstances-of-morphine-use-to-relieve-cancer-pain
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Julie Mazoyer, Maria Teresa Muñoz Sastre, Paul Clay Sorum, Etienne Mullet
BACKGROUND: Cancer patients suffer in part because some health professionals prescribe or administer amounts of analgesics, namely opioids, which are too small or too widely spaced to be fully effective. Patients' reluctance to use opioids for pain treatment is often mentioned as a reason not to apply the official guidelines, but very few studies have been conducted on people's attitudes about opioid use to relieve cancer pain. METHODS: One hundred twenty lay participants and 30 health professionals (7 physicians and 23 nurses) were presented with a set of vignettes describing a terminally ill woman with cancer who is in pain...
March 31, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358971/nursing-home-medication-reconciliation-a-quality-improvement-initiative
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Monica Tong, Hye Young Oh, Jennifer Thomas, Sheila Patel, Jennifer L Hardesty, Nicole J Brandt
The current quality improvement initiative evaluated the medication reconciliation process within select nursing homes in Washington, DC. The identification of common types of medication discrepancies through monthly retrospective chart reviews of newly admitted patients in two different nursing homes were described. The use of high-risk medications, namely antidiabetic, anticoagulant, and opioid agents, was also recorded. A standardized spreadsheet tool based on multiple medication reconciliation implementation tool kits was created to record the information...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358754/open-label-study-of-injectable-extended-release-naltrexone-xr-ntx-in-healthcare-professionals-with-opioid-dependence
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Paul H Earley, Jacqueline Zummo, Asli Memisoglu, Bernard L Silverman, David R Gastfriend
OBJECTIVES: Healthcare professionals (HCPs) with opioid dependence are at risk for relapse and death, particularly in the first year of recovery; however, maintenance treatment with opioid agonists is controversial in this safety-sensitive group. We evaluated long-term safety, tolerability, and treatment outcomes of injectable, intramuscular, extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX) in opioid-dependent HCPs. METHODS: This single-arm, multisite, open-label study was conducted in opioid-dependent HCPs who had been detoxified from opioids for at least 2 weeks...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358177/survey-on-monitoring-analgesia-and-sedation-in-the-italian-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Benedicta Tabacco, Claudio Tacconi, Angela Amigoni
BACKGROUND: Admission in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit requires management and monitoring of analgesia and sedation, in order to reduce their adverse effects, and to prevent withdrawal syndrome and delirium. The aim of this study is to evaluate the management of analgesia and sedation in critically ill children admitted in the Italian Pediatric Intensive Care Units. METHODS: For this survey we have submitted a telematics questionnaire to 24 nursing co- ordinators of the Pediatric Intensive Care Units or Neonatal Intensive Care Units admitting critically ill children...
March 28, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345747/survey-of-opioid-tapering-practices-of-pediatric-healthcare-providers-a-national-perspective
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Fisher Deborah, Suzanne W Ameringer
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the current opioid tapering practice. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, online, survey research. PARTICIPANTS: Pediatric healthcare providers from a national sample of practicing nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians who participate in five different pediatric pain and/or palliative care list serves. RESULTS: One hundred four participants responded to the survey...
January 2017: Journal of Opioid Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320337/barriers-and-facilitators-to-use-of-non-pharmacological-treatments-in-chronic-pain
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William C Becker, Lindsey Dorflinger, Sara N Edmond, Leila Islam, Alicia A Heapy, Liana Fraenkel
BACKGROUND: Consensus guidelines recommend multi-modal chronic pain treatment with increased uptake of non-pharmacological pain treatment modalities (NPMs). We aimed to identify the barriers and facilitators to uptake of evidence-based NPMs from the perspectives of patients, nurses and primary care providers (PCPs). METHODS: We convened eight separate groups and engaged each in a Nominal Group Technique (NGT) in which participants: (1) created an individual list of barriers (and, in a subsequent round, facilitators) to uptake of NPMs; (2) compiled a group list from the individual lists; and (3) anonymously voted on the top three most important barriers and facilitators...
March 20, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315549/substance-abuse-and-addiction-implications-for-pain-management-in-patients-with-cancer%C3%A2
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Yu-Ping Chang
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders (SUDs) are chronic diseases that may complicate the nursing care of patients with cancer, affecting their ability to adhere to treatment protocols, responses to cancer pain, and use of opioids for analgesia. OBJECTIVES: This article explores how the presence of an SUD may affect oncology nursing care and pain management. METHODS: The PubMed and CINAHL® databases were searched for articles from 1980-2016 using the keywords cancer, cancer pain, addiction, substance abuse, and alcoholism...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295465/quantification-of-piritramide-in-human-colostrum
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A Van Eeckhaut, P Vanfleteren, J Van Schoors, Y Van Wanseele, J Poelaert, Y Michotte
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: In our university hospital (UZBrussel), one of the options to control post-operative pain after a Caesarean section under general anaesthesia is to administer piritramide by patient-controlled intravenous analgesia (PCIA). As no information is available about the possible transfer of this synthetic narcotic analgesic into breastmilk, women are frequently advised not to breastfeed their newborn. A sensitive liquid chromatographic (LC) method coupled with UV detection will therefore be developed and validated for the quantification of piritramide in colostrum samples to evaluate the presence of the analgesic in the first milk...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285863/low-dose-ketamine-use-in-the-emergency-department-a-new-direction-in-pain-management
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A Pourmand, M Mazer-Amirshahi, C Royall, R Alhawas, R Shesser
There is a need for alternative non-opioid analgesics for the treatment of acute, chronic, and refractory pain in the emergency department (ED). Ketamine is a fast acting N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist that provides safe and effective analgesia. The use of low dose ketamine (LDK) (<1mg/kg) provides sub-dissociative levels of analgesia and has been studied as an alternative and/or adjunct to opioid analgesics. We reviewed 11 studies using LDK either alone or in combination with opioid analgesics in the ED...
March 2, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280383/nurses-and-opioids-results-of-a-bi-national-survey-on-mental-models-regarding-opioid-administration-in-hospitals
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Charlotte Guest, Fabian Sobotka, Athina Karavasopoulou, Stephen Ward, Carsten Bantel
OBJECTIVE: Pain remains insufficiently treated in hospitals. Increasing evidence suggests human factors contribute to this, due to nurses failing to administer opioids. This behavior might be the consequence of nurses' mental models about opioids. As personal experience and conceptions shape these models, the aim of this prospective survey was to identify model-influencing factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire was developed comprising of 14 statements concerning ideations about opioids and seven questions concerning demographics, indicators of adult learning, and strength of religious beliefs...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276273/comparative-analysis-of-length-of-stay-hospitalization-costs-opioid-use-and-discharge-status-among-spine-surgery-patients-with-postoperative-pain-management-including-intravenous-versus-oral-acetaminophen
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Ryan N Hansen, An T Pham, Elaine A Böing, Belinda Lovelace, George J Wan, Timothy E Miller
BACKGROUND: Recovery from spine surgery is oriented toward restoring functional health outcomes while reducing resource use. Optimal pain management is a key to reaching these objectives. We compared outcomes of spine surgery patients who received standard pain management including intravenous (IV) acetaminophen (APAP) vs. oral APAP. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of the Premier database (January 2012 to September 2015) comparing spine surgery patients who received pain management with IV APAP to those who received oral APAP, with no exclusions based on additional pain management...
May 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266337/analgesic-consumption-in-nursing-homes-observational-study-about-99-nursing-homes
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Priscilla Clot-Faybesse, François Bertin-Hugault, Caroline Blochet, Philippe Denormandie, Patrice Rat, Paul-Emile Hay, Sylvie Bonin-Guillaume
Few analgesics' studies in nursing homes are available. Quantitative and qualitative analgesic consumption evaluation in nursing homes in 2012. Multicenter, descriptive, retrospective and observational study about French Korian Nursing homes' residents, using Medissimo solution, and under at least one analgesic treatment during 2012. We considered as chronic prescription a duration greater than or equal to 28 days and as short prescription a duration less than 28 days. Population studied is 10.818 residents...
March 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257153/assessment-of-continuous-pain-in-newborns-admitted-to-nicus-in%C3%A2-18%C3%A2-european-countries
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Kanwaljeet J S Anand, Mats Eriksson, Elaine M Boyle, Alejandro Avila-Alvarez, Randi Dovland Andersen, Kosmas Sarafidis, Tarja Polkki, Cristina Matos, Paola Lago, Thalia Papadouri, Simon Attard-Montalto, Mari-Liis Ilmoja, Sinno Simons, Rasa Tameliene, Bart van Overmeire, Angelika Berger, Anna Dobrzanska, Michael Schroth, Lena Bergqvist, Emilie Courtois, Jessica Rousseau, Ricardo Carbajal
AIM: Continuous pain occurs routinely, even after invasive procedures, or inflammation and surgery, but clinical practices associated with assessments of continuous pain remain unknown. METHODS: A prospective cohort study in 243 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) from 18 European countries recorded the frequency of pain assessments, use of mechanical ventilation, sedation, analgesia or neuromuscular blockade for each neonate for up to 28 days after NICU admission...
March 3, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252825/effective-pain-management-in-recently-discharged-adult-trauma-patients-identifying-patient-and-system-barriers-a-prospective-exploratory-study
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Helen Goldsmith, Kate Curtis, Andrea McCloughen
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify barriers to adherence with prescribed analgesic regimens in recently discharged trauma patients. BACKGROUND: Trauma pain severely interferes with the life of healthy and often working individuals with intense and enduring pain experienced at home following discharge. The reasons for this are unclear considering discharge information (including discharge referral letters and nursing discharge checklists) and analgesics (scripts and/or medication) are routinely provided to patients at hospital discharge...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252511/nurse-practitioner-prescriptive-authority-for-buprenorphine-from-data-2000-to-cara-2016
#19
Katherine S Fornili, Susanne A Fogger
The aim of this Policy Watch column is to provide an update on a much anticipated legislation, enacted in 2016, which enabled office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) with buprenorphine prescribing for the treatment of opioid addiction by nurse practitioners (as well as physician assistants). First, an overview of the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, which only permitted OBOT prescribing by physicians, will be described. It will be followed by a summary of the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act of 2015-2016...
January 2017: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249546/assessment-of-palliative-care-services-in-western-kenya
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Hijab Zubairi, Priyanka Tulshian, Sarah Villegas, Brett D Nelson, Kennedy Ouma, Thomas F Burke
BACKGROUND: The need for palliative care services is rapidly increasing due to the rising number of patients with non-communicable diseases. The objective of this study was to assess the current availability and barriers to palliative care and healthcare worker knowledge and perceptions on palliative pain control in western Kenya. METHODS: An evidence-based 40-question assessment tool was conducted between October 2015 and February 2016 in Siaya County, western Kenya...
January 19, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
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