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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040634/implementation-of-acute-care-patient-portals-recommendations-on-utility-and-use-from-six-early-adopters
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Lisa V Grossman, Sung W Choi, Sarah Collins, Patricia C Dykes, Kevin J O'Leary, Milisa Rizer, Philip Strong, Po-Yin Yen, David K Vawdrey
Objective: To provide recommendations on how to most effectively implement advanced features of acute care patient portals, including: (1) patient-provider communication, (2) care plan information, (3) clinical data viewing, (4) patient education, (5) patient safety, (6) caregiver access, and (7) hospital amenities. Recommendations: We summarize the experiences of 6 organizations that have implemented acute care portals, representing a variety of settings and technologies...
September 4, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040609/improving-patient-safety-and-efficiency-of-medication-reconciliation-through-the-development-and-adoption-of-a-computer-assisted-tool-with-automated-electronic-integration-of-population-based-community-drug-data-the-rightrx-project
#2
Robyn Tamblyn, Nancy Winslade, Todd C Lee, Aude Motulsky, Ari Meguerditchian, Melissa Bustillo, Sarah Elsayed, David L Buckeridge, Isabelle Couture, Christina J Qian, Teresa Moraga, Allen Huang
Background and Objective: Many countries require hospitals to implement medication reconciliation for accreditation, but the process is resource-intensive, thus adherence is poor. We report on the impact of prepopulating and aligning community and hospital drug lists with data from population-based and hospital-based drug information systems to reduce workload and enhance adoption and use of an e-medication reconciliation application, RightRx. Methods: The prototype e-medical reconciliation web-based software was developed for a cluster-randomized trial at the McGill University Health Centre...
October 11, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035967/pediatric-clinical-handover-a-best-practice-implementation-project
#3
Zhuowen Yu, Yuxia Zhang, Ying Gu, Xiaofeng Xu, Alexa McArthur
BACKGROUND: Communication of information between and among healthcare providers is an essential element of patient care. Poor clinical handover has been associated with inaccurate clinical assessment and diagnosis, delays in diagnosis, medication errors and decreased patient satisfaction. Effective and efficient transition of patient care information requires an evidence-based handover approach. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this evidence implementation project was to make a contribution to promote evidence-based practice in clinical handover in a pediatric setting and thereby enhance patient safety and service delivery...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035964/medication-safety-programs-in-primary-care-a-scoping-review
#4
Hanan Khalil, Monica Shahid, Libby Roughead
BACKGROUND: Medication safety plays an essential role in all healthcare organizations; improving this area is paramount to quality and safety of any wider healthcare program. While several medication safety programs in the hospital setting have been described and the associated impact on patient safety evaluated, no systematic reviews have described the impact of medication safety programs in the primary care setting. A preliminary search of the literature demonstrated that no systematic reviews, meta-analysis or scoping reviews have reported on medication safety programs in primary care; instead they have focused on specific interventions such as medication reconciliation or computerized physician order entry...
October 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035181/minimizing-medical-radiation-exposure-by-incorporating-a-new-radiation-vital-sign-into-the-electronic-medical-record-quality-of-care-and-patient-safety
#5
Jonathan Lukoff, Jaime Olmos
There is a clearly perceived and imminent need to decrease unnecessary and detrimental exposure to medical ionizing radiation. We propose a new radiation "vital sign" that incorporates cumulative radiation exposure to create a risk score on the basis of an individualized assessment of potential harm from additional exposure to medical radiation. We propose to then tie the risk score to real-time, evidence-based, clinical decision support for procedures that use ionizing radiation. Additionally, we offer recommendations that minimize unnecessary or low-yield uses...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034704/the-role-of-nutrition-and-hydration-in-disease-prevention-and-patient-safety
#6
Omorogieva Ojo
Omorogieva Ojo, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Greenwich, O.Ojo@greenwich.ac.uk , looks at the importance of nutrition and hydration across healthcare settings.
October 12, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034649/implementation-a-medical-simulation-curriculum-in-emergency-medicine-residency-program
#7
Amirhossein Jahanshir, Maryam Bahreini, Mohsen Banaie, Mohammad Jallili, Shahram Hariri, Fatemeh Rasooli, Hamed Sotoodehnia, Javad Seyed Hosseini, Arash Safaie, Ehsan Karimi, Ali Labaf, Hadi Mir Fazaelian, Elnaz Vahidi
Applying simulation in medical education is becoming more and more popular. The use of simulation in medical training has led to effective learning and safer care for patients. Nowadays educators have confronted with the challenge of respecting patient safety or bedside teaching. There is widespread evidence, supported by robust research, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, on how much effective simulation is. Simulation supports the acquisition of procedural, technical and non-technical skills through repetitive practice with feedbacks...
August 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033992/patient-safety-culture-in-intensive-care-units-from-the-perspective-of-nurses-a-cross-sectional-study
#8
Sedigheh Farzi, Azam Moladoost, Masoud Bahrami, Saba Farzi, Reza Etminani
BACKGROUND: One of the goals of nursing is providing safe care, prevention of injury, and health promotion of patients. Patient safety in intensive care units is threatened for various reasons. This study aimed to survey patient safety culture from the perspective of nurses in intensive care units. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016. Sampling was done using the convenience method. The sample consisted of 367 nurses working in intensive care units of teaching hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032707/safety-of-psychiatric-inpatients-at-the-veterans-health-administration
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Steven C Marcus, Richard C Hermann, Martin R Frankel, Sara W Cullen
OBJECTIVE: Although reducing adverse events and medical errors has become a central focus of the U.S. health care system over the past two decades both within and outside the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospital systems, patients treated in psychiatric units of acute care general hospitals have been excluded from major research in this field. METHODS: The study included a random sample of 40 psychiatric units from medical centers in the national VHA system...
October 16, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032474/discrepancy-between-the-initial-assessment-of-injury-severity-and-post-hoc-determination-of-injury-severity-in-patients-with-apparently-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-analysis
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S M Bossers, K M Pol, E P A Oude Ophuis, B Jacobs, M C Visser, S A Loer, C Boer, J van der Naalt, P Schober
PURPOSE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of trauma-related visits to emergency departments (ED). Determination of monitoring requirements of patients with apparently mild TBI is challenging. Patients may turn out to be more severely injured than initially assumed, and failure to identify these patients constitutes a serious threat to patient safety. We, therefore, aimed to identify clinical risk factors for more severe injuries in patients with apparently mild TBI. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort analysis performed at two level I trauma centers, 808 patients aged ≥ 16 presenting to the ED with head trauma and a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score 13-15 who received a head CT scan were studied...
October 14, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031925/attributes-of-excellent-surgical-trainers-an-analysis-of-outstanding-trainers
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EDITORIAL
P A Sutton, A J Beamish, S Rashid, E Elsey, H M Mohan, D O'Regan
Excellent surgical trainers play a key role in teaching, mentoring and inspiring the next generation of trainee surgeons. Although there are differences in approach, personality and technique among trainers, common themes exist for those that truly shine as examples of good training. The good surgical trainer has long been the "unsung hero" of patient safety, inspiring and imparting wisdom and skill in trainee surgeons, and instilling a sense of confidence and compassion. In order to recognise exceptional trainers, the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) introduced the Silver Scalpel Award in 2000...
October 11, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031661/guidelines-and-algorithms-for-managing-the-difficult-airway
#12
M A Gómez-Ríos, L Gaitini, I Matter, M Somri
The difficult airway constitutes a continuous challenge for anesthesiologists. Guidelines and algorithms are key to preserving patient safety, by recommending specific plans and strategies that address predicted or unexpected difficult airway. However, there are currently no "gold standard" algorithms or universally accepted standards. The aim of this article is to present a synthesis of the recommendations of the main guidelines and difficult airway algorithms.
October 11, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031433/risk-factors-for-health-care-associated-infection-in-hospitalized-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alba Luz Rodríguez-Acelas, Miriam de Abreu Almeida, Bruna Engelman, Wilson Cañon-Montañez
BACKGROUND: Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are a public health problem that increase health care costs. This article aimed to systematically review the literature and meta-analyze studies investigating risk factors (RFs) independently associated with HAIs in hospitalized adults. METHODS: Electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS) were searched to identify studies from 2009-2016. Pooled risk ratios (RRs) or odds ratios (ORs) or mean differences (MDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated and compared across the groups...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031018/strategies-to-define-performance-specifications-in-laboratory-medicine-3-years-on-from-the-milan-strategic-conference
#14
Mauro Panteghini, Ferruccio Ceriotti, Graham Jones, Wytze Oosterhuis, Mario Plebani, Sverre Sandberg
Measurements in clinical laboratories produce results needed in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients. These results are always characterized by some uncertainty. What quality is needed and what measurement errors can be tolerated without jeopardizing patient safety should therefore be defined and specified for each analyte having clinical use. When these specifications are defined, the total examination process will be "fit for purpose" and the laboratory professionals should then set up rules to control the measuring systems to ensure they perform within specifications...
October 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030529/microbiological-test-data-assuring-data-integrity
#15
Edward Charles Tidswell, Tim Sandle
Marketed drugs and devices possess specifications including critical microbiological quality attributes purposed to assure efficacy and patient safety. These attributes are legislated requirements intended to protect the recipient patient. Sampling, microbiological testing, interpretation of data for final products, raw materials and intermediates all contribute to a cohesive assessment in the assurance of finished product quality. Traditional culture-based microbiological methods possess inherent and unavoidable variability, recognized by the compendia and which might lead to erroneous conclusion pertaining to product quality...
October 12, 2017: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030096/medical-safety-huddles-in-rehabilitation-a-novel-patient-safety-strategy
#16
Meiqi Guo, Gaetan Tardif, Mark Bayley
OBJECTIVE: To describe the implementation process, outcomes, and lessons learned in the implementation of medical safety huddles, a novel patient safety monitoring strategy that promotes physician engagement with patient safety. DESIGN: Single-centre observational study. SETTING: The Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program (BSCIRP) at an urban, academic adult rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 18 physicians associated with the program...
October 10, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029357/a-pilot-retrospective-study-to-evaluate-two-multi-layer-foam-dressings-for-the-management-of-moderately-exudative-pressure-injuries
#17
Kevin Woo, Jennifer Kasaboski
Prevention and treatment of pressure injuries (PI) is a standard benchmark for quality of care, performance, risk reduction, and patient safety. Foam dressings are designed to wick away a large volume of exudate with minimal lateral movement to prevent periwound skin maceration; this renders foam dressings a popular choice for the treatment of chronic wounds with high to moderate amounts of exudate. In addition, multi-layer foam dressings may have added benefits to alleviate pressure and minimize shear as the dressing materials slide against each other...
October 12, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028917/comparative-usability-of-modern-anaesthesia-ventilators-a-human-factors-study
#18
J Spaeth, T Schweizer, A Schmutz, H Buerkle, S Schumann
Background: The anaesthesia ventilator represents the key equipment for intraoperative respiratory care. Improper operation of this device may threaten a patient's health. A self-explanatory interface facilitates handling and decreases the risk of operating errors. This study systematically evaluates the usability of user interfaces in four modern anaesthesia ventilators. Methods: Twenty naïve operators were asked to execute 20 tasks on each of four different anaesthesia ventilators (Avance CS2™, GE Healthcare; Flow-i™, Maquet; and Perseus™ and Primus™, Dräger) in a randomized order...
October 3, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028691/job-burnout-reduces-hand-hygiene-compliance-among-nursing-staff
#19
Georgios Manomenidis, Efharis Panagopoulou, Anthony Montgomery
OBJECTIVES: Health professional burnout has been associated with suboptimal care and reduced patient safety. However, the extent to which burnout influences hand hygiene compliance among health professionals has yet to be explored. The aim of the study was to examine whether job burnout reduces hand washing compliance among nursing staff. METHODS: A diary study was conducted. Forty registered nurses working in a general city hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, completed a questionnaire, while they were monitored for hand hygiene compliance following the World Health Organization protocol for hand hygiene assessment...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028690/adverse-event-reporting-harnessing-residents-to-improve-patient-safety
#20
Sarah E Tevis, Ryan K Schmocker, Tosha B Wetterneck
OBJECTIVES: Reporting of adverse and near miss events are essential to identify system level targets to improve patient safety. Resident physicians historically report few events despite their role as front-line patient care providers. We sought to evaluate barriers to adverse event reporting in an effort to improve reporting. Our main outcomes were as follows: resident attitudes about event reporting and the frequency of event reporting before and after interventions to address reporting barriers...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
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