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Various organisations have produced resources to help nurses understand revalidation. The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FONS) Centre for Innovation, for example, has made a short video to demystify the process for nurses who work in social care and to help them apply revalidation requirements to their jobs. A frame from the video, A Practical Guide to Revalidation for Nurses Working in Social Care, is pictured.
December 1, 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
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The revalidation process requires nurses to prepare five written reflective accounts and so it is important that they understand what reflection can involve.
December 1, 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Andrew Amos
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December 2016: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Haruo Ikeda
With the decision to award the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Drs. S. Ōmura, W.C. Campbell, and Y. Tu, the importance and usefulness of natural drug discovery and development have been revalidated. Since the end of the twentieth century, many genome analyses of organisms have been conducted, and accordingly, numerous microbial genomes have been decoded. In particular, genomic studies of actinomycetes, micro-organisms that readily produce natural products, led to the discovery of biosynthetic gene clusters responsible for producing natural products...
January 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
Xiaohui Li, Hui Chang, Yalan Tao, Xiaohui Wang, Jin Gao, Wenwen Zhang, Chen Chen, Yunfei Xia
OBJECTIVE: In our previous work, we incorporated complete blood count (CBC) into TNM stage to develop a new prognostic score model, which was validated to improve prediction efficiency of TNM stage for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The purpose of this study was to revalidate the accuracy of the model, and its superiority to TNM stage, through data from a prospective study. METHODS: CBC of 249 eligible patients from the 863 Program No. 2006AA02Z4B4 was evaluated...
October 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
Kamlesh Singh, Pulkit Khanna, Meenakshi Khosla, Mounica Rapelly, Akarsh Soni
Sat-Chit-Ananda is an indigenous construct that refers to absolute bliss and consciousness. The present study aimed to strengthen the psychometric properties of the newly developed Sat-Chit-Ananda scale (Singh et al. in Int J Vedic Found Manag 1(2):54-74, 2014). A total of 398 students aged 17-36 years (mean age = 21.33 years, SD = 2.2, 70% males) participated in this study. An exploratory as well as confirmatory factor analysis was computed for the 17-item scale. Its' concurrent validity was established by assessing its correlation with other well-being measures, namely Flourishing (Diener et al...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Religion and Health
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This timely book clarifies and demystifies many of the urban myths about revalidation and confirmation. Easy to read, it provides useful, practical information in short chapters.
November 9, 2016: Nursing Standard
Ruth Dickinson
With the introduction of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) (2015a) revalidation directive, nurses are required to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to providing safe and effective care by continually combining sound empirical evidence with reflective practice ( Sackett et al, 1996 ; Rolfe et al, 2011 ). Using Gibbs' (1998) model, I will reflect on an episode of care undertaken while I was on a recent placement. This reflective account will discuss the clinical use of honey and larvae therapy in the treatment of foot gangrene following meningococcal septicaemia...
November 10, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Tara Clinton-McHarg, Sze Lin Yoong, Flora Tzelepis, Tim Regan, Alison Fielding, Eliza Skelton, Melanie Kingsland, Jia Ying Ooi, Luke Wolfenden
BACKGROUND: Recent reviews have synthesised the psychometric properties of measures developed to examine implementation science constructs in healthcare and mental health settings. However, no reviews have focussed primarily on the properties of measures developed to assess innovations in public health and community settings. This review identified quantitative measures developed in public health and community settings, examined their psychometric properties, and described how the domains of each measure align with the five domains and 37 constructs of the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)...
November 8, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
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In recognition of nurses' increasing use of social media, the Nursing and Midwifery Council has allowed online activity to be included in continuing professional development (CPD) hours for revalidation. One social media activity for nurses is taking part in a Twitter chat, and the Royal College of Nursing has published useful advice.
November 1, 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Duncan McNab, Paul Bowie, Jill Morrison, Alastair Ross
Participation in projects to improve patient safety is a key component of general practice (GP) specialty training, appraisal and revalidation. Patient safety training priorities for GPs at all career stages are described in the Royal College of General Practitioners' curriculum. Current methods that are taught and employed to improve safety often use a 'find-and-fix' approach to identify components of a system (including humans) where performance could be improved. However, the complex interactions and inter-dependence between components in healthcare systems mean that cause and effect are not always linked in a predictable manner...
November 1, 2016: Education for Primary Care
Esteban Alejandro Lopez, Orozimbo Alves Costa, Deborah Viviane Ferrari
Purpose: The purpose of this research note is to describe the development and technical validation of the Mobile Based Assistive Listening System (MoBALS), a free-of-charge smartphone-based remote microphone application. Method: MoBALS Version 1.0 was developed for Android (Version 2.1 or higher) and was coded with Java using Eclipse Indigo with the Android Software Development Kit. A Wi-Fi router with background traffic and 2 affordable smartphones were used for debugging and technical validation comprising, among other things, multicasting capability, data packet loss, and battery consumption...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Audiology
Harshal Ingale, Samiul Muquit, Othman Al-Helli, Barrie White, Surajit Basu
BACKGROUND: Consultant Outcomes Publication (COP) is an NHS England initiative for promoting improvements in quality of care. However, at present outcomes are commonly expressed as mortality rates which do not necessarily reflect the performance of surgeons. We developed the Nottingham Expectation and Complication score following Surgery (NECS) to determine the success of surgical treatment from both the clinical perspective and the practical expectations agreed between surgeons and patients during the consent process...
October 20, 2016: British Journal of Neurosurgery
Rahul Kumar Sevakula, Nishchal Kumar Verma
Classification algorithms have been traditionally designed to simultaneously reduce errors caused by bias as well by variance. However, there occur many situations where low generalization error becomes extremely crucial to getting tangible classification solutions, and even slight overfitting causes serious consequences in the test results. In such situations, classifiers with low Vapnik-Chervonenkis (VC) dimension can bring out positive differences due to two main advantages: 1) the classifier manages to keep the test error close to training error and 2) the classifier learns effectively with small number of samples...
September 30, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
James A Blake
A new name, Kirkegaardia, is proposed to replace Monticellina Laubier, 1961, a bitentaculate cirratulid polychaete genus, that is a junior homonym of the turbellarian Monticellina Westblad, 1953 (Platyhelminthes, Rhabdocoela). In addition, the opportunity is taken to complete a major revision of the genus including the redescription, revalidation, and separation of three species previously referred to synonymy with K. dorsobranchialis (Kirkegaard, 1959) and five other previously described species. In addition, 16 new species are described from the western North Atlantic, eastern and central Pacific, off western South America, and seas around Antarctica, bringing the total number of species in the genus to 38...
September 13, 2016: Zootaxa
Alexandre P Marceniuk, José Marchena, Ricardo Betancur-R
Over the past decade, the Sea Catfish (Ariidae) genus Cathorops has been the focus of a major taxonomic review, which has resulted in the revalidation of five synonymized nominal species, and the recognition of seven new species. With 21 valid species, Cathorops is currently the most species-rich genus of Ariidae in the New World. The principal lacuna in the taxonomic knowledge of genus species is the uncertain status of Arius festae Boulenger, 1898, described from Naranjal, in the Guayas River basin of Ecuador...
September 22, 2016: Zootaxa
Anderson Feijó, Pedro Cordeiro-Estrela
Dasypus kappleri is the largest species of the genus Dasypus and is restricted to the Amazonian rainforest biome. Over the last century, related taxa have been described and synonymized without comprehensive analyses, and the current classification involving two subspecies, Dasypus k. kappleri and Dasypus k. pastasae, has never been revised. The aim of this work is to clarify the taxonomy of Dasypus kappleri through integrative morphological and morphometric analyses. We examined 70 specimens housed in scientific collections as well as photographs of the type specimens of five nominal taxa...
September 23, 2016: Zootaxa
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With the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) new revalidation requirements firmly in place, readers may be interested in some advice on written reflections.
September 30, 2016: Nursing Management (Harrow)
Julio Sérgio Santos, Gisele Orlandi Introíni, Ana Cristina Prado Veiga-Menoncello, Ailin Blasco, Miryan Rivera, Shirlei Maria Recco-Pimentel
The spermatozoa of representatives of three Neotropical frog subfamilies, Leiuperinae, Leptodactylinae and Paratelmatobiinae, were observed using Transmission Electron Microscopy, with the aim of identifying ultrastructural traits that provide insights into the phylogenetic relationships among these anurans, which are currently unclear. In the leiuperines, spermatozoa of Physalaemus albifrons, P. cicada, P. deimaticus and P. feioi were characterized by an acrosomal vesicle covering the subacrosomal cone that was not observed in the spermatozoa of Physalaemus centralis and P...
September 4, 2016: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
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RCNi has produced an animation explaining everything nurses need to know about revalidation, the process all UK nurses and midwives must follow to maintain their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
August 24, 2016: Nursing Standard
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