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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922998/hiring-and-retaining-home-care-nurses
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Leslie Jo Mitchell, Marilyn Oermann
Home care agencies are tasked with finding increasingly cost-efficient care processes to improve the quality of patient care outcomes. Hiring and retaining nurses who are well suited for home care are important factors that can influence the cost and provision of quality care in the home. The purpose of this article is to identify characteristics of home healthcare nurses that enable them to be successful home healthcare team members and leaders. A search of the literature was conducted to compile a list of questions with which to screen home healthcare nurse applicants for the required knowledge and skills as well as to improve retention rates of nurses hired...
January 2017: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922981/second-opinion-expert-pathology-in-endometrial-cancer-potential-clinical-implications
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Friederike Grevenkamp, Felix Kommoss, Friedrich Kommoss, Sigurd Lax, Falko Fend, Diethelm Wallwiener, Birgitt Schönfisch, Bernhard Krämer, Sara Y Brucker, Florin-Andrei Taran, Annette Staebler, Stefan Kommoss
OBJECTIVE: In cancer patients, the pathology report serves as an important basis for treatment. Therefore, a correct cancer diagnosis is crucial, and diagnostic discrepancies may be of clinical relevance. It was the aim of this study to perform a specialized histopathology review and to investigate potential clinical implications of expert second opinion pathology in endometrial cancer. METHODS: Patients treated for endometrial carcinoma at the Tübingen University Women's hospital between 2003 and 2013 were identified...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922925/update-on-nonmalignant-lesions-of-the-inferior-turbinate
#3
Jared M Goldfarb, David Goldfarb, Marc R Rosen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The inferior turbinates are routinely examined by otolaryngologists on anterior rhinoscopy and nasal endoscopy. Most lesions of the inferior turbinate are benign but can often be confused with malignancy. This review highlights the broad differential of nonmalignant lesions of the inferior turbinates and their management. RECENT FINDINGS: A variety of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and vascular lesions may affect the inferior turbinates...
December 5, 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922923/fear-of-recurrence-as-a-predictor-of-care-needs-for-long-term-breast-cancer-survivors
#4
Su-Ying Fang, Susan Jane Fetzer, Kuo-Ting Lee, Yao-Lung Kuo
BACKGROUND: The improved survival rate for breast cancer has increased the number of women living with the diagnosis for more than 5 years. Limited studies have focused on the care needs for long-term healthy survivors of breast cancer. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to understand the care needs of long-term breast cancer survivors and identify related factors that influence these needs. METHODS: A convenience sampling with a correlational study design was used...
December 5, 2016: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922841/stress-resiliency-practices-in-neonatal-nurses
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Lisa M Pannell, Lynn Rowe, Salena Tully
BACKGROUND: Multiple environmental changes were experienced in a large level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) causing a perception of work-related stress leading to high nurse turnover, decreased engagement, and decreased satisfaction. PURPOSE: To identify a preintervention measure of perceived stress resiliency and ranking of interpretive styles in a population of neonatal, bedside registered nurses faced with a change in the physical practice environment...
December 5, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922787/hydro-responsive-wound-dressings-simplify-t-i-m-e-wound-management-framework
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Karen Ousey, Alan A Rogers, Mark G Rippon
The development of wound management protocols and guidelines such as the T.I.M.E. acronym are useful tools to aid wound care practitioners deliver effective wound care. The tissue, infection/inflammation, moisture balance and edge of wound (T.I.M.E.) framework provides a systematic approach for the assessment and management of the majority of acute and chronic wounds. The debridement of devitalised tissue from the wound bed, the reduction in wound bioburden and effective management of wound exudate - i.e., wound bed preparation - are barriers to wound healing progression that are targeted by T...
December 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922780/community-matrons-as-problem-solvers-for-people-living-with-multi-co-morbid-disease
#7
Sue Randall, Colin Thunhurst, Gill Furze
Working with patients in their own homes gives community matrons an advantage of seeing patients in the context of their everyday lives. This allows comprehensive assessment of need with an aim of promoting health or promoting stability for people living with chronic disease. Complex issues are resolved through problem-solving and this can result in patients being maintained in their own homes and thus in reduced unplanned hospitalisation. Data were collected from participants using semi-structured interviews and audio diaries...
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922774/controlled-drugs-and-the-principle-of-double-effect-the-role-of-the-district-nurse
#8
Richard Griffith
The role of district nurses in the effective management of pain in palliative care has been strengthened by the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment No.2) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2012 that allow district nurses who are independent or supplementary prescribers to prescribe and administer controlled drugs. However, prescribing controlled drugs brings increased responsibility and accountability for the safe management of these medicines. In this article Richard Griffith considers the principle of double effect that seeks to ensure that patients in intractable pain receive the analgesia they require to manage that pain while district nurses avoid liability and prosecution under the law of murder...
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922656/wearable-therapy-detecting-information-from-wearables-and-mobiles-that-are-relevant-to-clinical-and-self-directed-therapy
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Bert Arnrich, Cem Ersoy, Oscar Mayora, Anind Dey, Nadia Berthouze, Kai Kunze
BACKGROUND: This accompanying editorial provides a brief introduction into the focus theme "Wearable Therapy". OBJECTIVES: The focus theme "Wearable Therapy" aims to present contributions which target wearable and mobile technologies to support clinical and self-directed therapy. METHODS: A call for papers was announced to all participants of the "9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare" and was published in November 2015...
December 6, 2016: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922624/association-of-pain-social-support-and-socioeconomic-indicators-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-in-iran
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Z Khazaeipour, E Ahmadipour, V Rahimi-Movaghar, F Ahmadipour, A R Vaccaro, B Babakhani
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: Pain is a prevalent complication of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Our objective was to examine the association between social support, socioeconomic factors and psychosocial factors and pain to develop more effective management strategies. SETTING: Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research (BASIR) Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: The Persian version of the Brief Pain Inventory was used to measure the pain, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support was used to measure social support through structured face-to-face interviews in SCI individuals...
December 6, 2016: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922579/srs-22r-scores-in-non-operated-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients-with-curves-greater-than-forty-degrees
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W Timothy Ward, Nicole A Friel, Tanya S Kenkre, Maria M Brooks, Joanne A Londino, James W Roach
STUDY DESIGN: Case control comparative series OBJECTIVE.: Describe surgical range adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients electing to forgo surgery and compare health related quality of life outcomes to a similar cohort of operated AIS patients by the same single surgeon. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No data have been published either documenting SRS-22r scores of non-operated patients with curves ≥ 40° or comparing these scores to a demographically similar operated cohort...
December 2, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922561/a-pharmacologic-review-of-anaphylaxis
#12
Nancy S Yunker, Bradley J Wagner
Anaphylaxis occurs in the surgical population and may have devastating consequences. Anaphylaxis and anaphylactoid reactions are immediate hypersensitivity reactions that are most commonly precipitated by medications, insect stings, and foods. In the surgical population, 47.4% of immediate hypersensitivity reactions were precipitated by neuromuscular blocking agents, followed by latex and antibiotics in 20% and 18.1% of cases, respectively. Initial treatment consists of removing the precipitating trigger, administering epinephrine, and correct patient positioning...
October 2016: Plastic Surgical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922518/hepatitis-c-point-of-care-testing-in-vulnerable-populations-a-human-factors-study
#13
Donna M Zucker, Akshaya Shanmugam
One third of all hepatitis C virus (HCV) cases in the United States are incarcerated in jails and prisons. Hepatitis C virus testing is primarily accomplished through a clinical laboratory, yet point-of-care (POC) testing is less invasive and results are available in 20 minutes compared with up to 3 weeks. The purpose of this article was to describe the findings of a collaborative project between the Colleges of Engineering and Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in executing a human factors study for HCV antibody testing and screening...
November 2016: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922506/coding-in-muscle-disease
#14
Lyell K Jones, John P Ney
Accurate coding is critically important for clinical practice and research. Ongoing changes to diagnostic and billing codes require the clinician to stay abreast of coding updates. Payment for health care services, data sets for health services research, and reporting for medical quality improvement all require accurate administrative coding. This article provides an overview of administrative coding for patients with muscle disease and includes a case-based review of diagnostic and Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding principles in patients with myopathy...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922501/an-overview-of-congenital-myopathies
#15
Jean K Mah, Jeffrey T Joseph
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article uses a case-based approach to highlight the clinical features as well as recent advances in molecular genetics, muscle imaging, and pathophysiology of the congenital myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: Congenital myopathies refer to a heterogeneous group of genetic neuromuscular disorders characterized by early-onset muscle weakness, hypotonia, and developmental delay. Congenital myopathies are further classified into core myopathies, centronuclear myopathies, nemaline myopathies, and congenital fiber-type disproportion based on the key pathologic features found in muscle biopsies...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922495/toxic-and-endocrine-myopathies
#16
Hans D Katzberg, Charles D Kassardjian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses the clinical features, pathophysiology, and management of toxic and endocrine myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: Early detection and expeditious correction of metabolic disturbances in endocrinopathies such as Cushing syndrome, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and acromegaly can minimize and prevent neurologic complications including myopathy. Recently proposed mechanisms of injury in patients with critical illness myopathy include inhibition of protein synthesis, mitochondrial dysfunction, disruption of the ubiquitin-proteasome system, oxidative stress, and disruption of intramuscular calcium homeostasis, which can cause a myosin-loss myopathy...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922494/approach-to-the-patient-with-hyperckemia
#17
Shannon L Venance
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neurologists commonly receive consultation requests regarding the evaluation of patients with an elevated serum creatine kinase (CK), a condition known as hyperCKemia. This article outlines an approach to the history and examination of patients with hyperCKemia in order to narrow the localization and differential of an elevated CK and guide possible next steps. This article aims to help clinicians identify treatable or reversible etiologies as well as those that will change management...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922466/smartphone-based-electrocardiographic-and-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-monitoring
#18
Suneet Mittal
The field of arrhythmia monitoring is changing rapidly. The rapid advent of technology in combination with marked improvements in cellular communication and an increased desire by patients to be actively engaged in their care has ushered in a new era of clinical care. Today, physicians need to think about their patients outside the traditional in-office setting. Two technologies that embody this changing landscape are smartphone-based electrocardiographic (ECG) monitors and remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs)...
January 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922462/fostering-evidence-based-quality-improvement-for-patient-centered-medical-homes-initiating-local-quality-councils-to-transform-primary-care
#19
Susan E Stockdale, Jessica Zuchowski, Lisa V Rubenstein, Negar Sapir, Elizabeth M Yano, Lisa Altman, Jacqueline J Fickel, Skye McDougall, Timothy Dresselhaus, Alison B Hamilton
BACKGROUND: Although the patient-centered medical home endorses quality improvement principles, methods for supporting ongoing, systematic primary care quality improvement have not been evaluated. We introduced primary care quality councils at six Veterans Health Administration sites as an organizational intervention with three key design elements: (a) fostering interdisciplinary quality improvement leadership, (b) establishing a structured quality improvement process, and (c) facilitating organizationally aligned frontline quality improvement innovation...
December 3, 2016: Health Care Management Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922454/a-clinician-s-guide-to-privacy-and-communication-in-the-icu
#20
Leslie Francis, Micah A Vorwaller, Hanan Aboumatar, Dominick L Frosch, John Halamka, Ronen Rozenblum, Eileen Rubin, Barbara Sarnoff Lee, Jeremy Sugarman, Kathleen Turner, Samuel M Brown
OBJECTIVE: To review the legal issues concerning family members' access to information when patients are in the ICU. DATA SOURCES: U.S. Code, U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, and state legislative codes. DATA EXTRACTION: Relevant legal statutes and regulations were identified and reviewed by the two attorney authors (L. F., M. A. V.). STUDY SELECTION: Not applicable. DATA SYNTHESIS: Review by all coauthors...
December 2, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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