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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315551/immunotherapy-administration-oncology-nursing-society-recommendations%C3%A2
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Kristine B LeFebvre, Lisa Wall, Abigail Baldwin-Medsker, Kim Nguyen, Lisa Marsh, Diane Baniewicz
As the use of immunotherapeutic agents increases in single-agent and multimodality treatment regimens, oncology nurses face the challenge of administering and caring for patients receiving new and unique agents. Oncology Nursing Society clinical staff and clinical nurses collaborated to produce a set of recommendations to educate nurses involved with the monitoring of patients receiving immunotherapy on administration procedures and safe handling of these agents to ensure patient and staff safety and to reduce risk of error...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315550/hazardous-drugs-and-usp-800-implications-for-nurses
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Seth Eisenberg
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines for the safe handling of hazardous drugs (HDs) have existed for several decades, they have not been enforceable by state or federal agencies. USP <800>, the latest chapter issued by the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention, expands on existing guidelines and provides detailed information on compounding and administration. Unlike current guidelines, USP <800> will be enforced by each state's board of pharmacy or their delegated agency.
. OBJECTIVES: This article provides a brief overview of the dangers associated with HDs and the implications of USP <800> for nurses...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302915/sex-differences-in-ischaemic-stroke-potential-cellular-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Anjali Chauhan, Hope Moser, Louise D McCullough
Stroke remains a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide. More women than men have strokes each year, in part because women live longer. Women have poorer functional outcomes, are more likely to need nursing home care and have higher rates of recurrent stroke compared with men. Despite continued advancements in primary prevention, innovative acute therapies and ongoing developments in neurorehabilitation, stroke incidence and mortality continue to increase due to the aging of the U.S. POPULATION: Sex chromosomes (XX compared with XY), sex hormones (oestrogen and androgen), epigenetic regulation and environmental factors all contribute to sex differences...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302637/protocol-for-determining-primary-healthcare-practice-characteristics-models-of-practice-and-patient-accessibility-using-an-exploratory-census-survey-with-linkage-to-administrative-data-in-nova-scotia-canada
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Emily Gard Marshall, Richard J Gibson, Beverley Lawson, Frederick Burge
INTRODUCTION: There is little evidence on how primary care providers (PCPs) model their practices in Nova Scotia (NS), Canada, what services they offer or what accessibility is like for the average patient. This study will create a database of all family physicians and primary healthcare nurse practitioners in NS, including information about accessibility and the model of care in which they practice, and will link the survey data to administrative health databases. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: 3 census surveys of all family physicians, primary care nurse practitioners (ie, PCPs) and their practices in NS will be conducted...
March 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301358/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-exploring-the-clinical-evidence
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Gretl Lam, Rocky Fontaine, Frank L Ross, Ernest S Chiu
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), its mechanisms, indications and safe applications based on clinical evidence. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:1...
April 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300046/final-year-nursing-students-in-nigeria-how-knowledgeable-and-prepared-are-they-to-offer-medical-care-to-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Chimezie Godswill Okwuonu, Hannah Sylvanus Kanu, Ojeh-Oziegbe Odigie
BACKGROUND: Nurses play an important role in the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of care. In other to perform their functions, it is pertinent that they have a good understanding of kidney functions and CKD. We do not know if the current educational curriculum prepares them adequately for this role. AIM: To assess the knowledge level of kidney functions and diseases among final year nursing students in Abia State Nigeria...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299540/psychosocial-needs-of-patient-s-relatives-and-health-care-providers-in-a-pediatric-critical-care-unit
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Sasidaran Kandasamy, Niranjan Vijayakumar, Rupesh Kumar Natarajan, Thangavelu Sangaralingam, Nedunchelian Krishnamoorthi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the needs of relatives of children admitted to an Intensive Care Unit and compare their needs with the perspectives of doctors, nurses and administrators. METHODS: This is a descriptive comparative study done at a tertiary care PICU from South India. A modified Critical Care Family Needs Inventory (CCFNI) (internal consistency reliability =0.93) was used to assess the needs of 35 family members, 30 nurses, 30 doctors and 30 administrators...
March 16, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296974/joint-analyses-of-open-comments-and-quantitative-data-added-value-in-a-job-satisfaction-survey-of-hospital-professionals
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Ingrid Gilles, Mauro Mayer, Nelly Courvoisier, Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux
OBJECTIVE: To obtain a comprehensive understanding of the job opinions of hospital professionals by conducting qualitative analyses of the open comments included in a job satisfaction survey and combining these results with the quantitative results. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey targeting all Lausanne University Hospital professionals was performed in the fall of 2013. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The survey considered ten job satisfaction dimensions (e...
2017: PloS One
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/28295314/disaster-preparedness-among-nurses-a-systematic-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
L J Labrague, K Hammad, D S Gloe, D M McEnroe-Petitte, D C Fronda, A A Obeidat, M C Leocadio, A R Cayaban, E C Mirafuentes
AIM: This review explored peer-reviewed publications that measure nurses' preparedness for disaster response. BACKGROUND: The increasing frequency of disasters worldwide necessitates nurses to adequately prepare to respond to disasters to mitigate the negative consequences of the event on the affected population. Despite growing initiatives to prepare nurses for any disasters, evidence suggests they are under prepared for disaster response. METHODS: This is a systematic review of scientific articles conducted from 2006 to 2016 on nurses' preparedness for disasters...
March 14, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295261/the-role-of-medicare-s-inpatient-cost-sharing-in-medicaid-entry
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Laura M Keohane, Amal N Trivedi, Vincent Mor
OBJECTIVE: To isolate the effect of greater inpatient cost-sharing on Medicaid entry among Medicare beneficiaries. DATA SOURCES: Medicare administrative data (years 2007-2010) were linked to nursing home assessments and area-level socioeconomic indicators. STUDY DESIGN: Medicare beneficiaries who are readmitted to a hospital must pay an additional deductible ($1,100 in 2010) if their readmission occurs more than 59 days following discharge...
March 13, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294309/leadership-behaviours-organizational-culture-and-intention-to-stay-amongst-jordanian-nurses
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R F AbuAlRub, M A Nasrallah
AIM: To investigate the impact of leadership behaviours of nurse managers and organizational culture on Jordanian nurses' intention to stay at work in public, private and university hospitals. BACKGROUND: Leadership behaviours of nurses and organizational culture are considered important factors in enhancing retention of nurses. METHODS: A correlational design was used in the study. A sample of 285 Jordanian nurses was conveniently selected to complete a self-administered questionnaire that consisted of three measures; Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Practise Inventory, Professional Organizational Culture questionnaire and McCain's Intent to Stay Scale...
March 15, 2017: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288681/a-study-to-reduce-readmissions-after-surgery-in-the-veterans-health-administration-design-and-methodology
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Laurel A Copeland, Laura A Graham, Joshua S Richman, Amy K Rosen, Hillary J Mull, Edith A Burns, Jeff Whittle, Kamal M F Itani, Mary T Hawn
BACKGROUND: Hospital readmissions are associated with higher resource utilization and worse patient outcomes. Causes of unplanned readmission to the hospital are multiple with some being better targets for intervention than others. To understand risk factors for surgical readmission and their incremental contribution to current Veterans Health Administration (VA) surgical quality assessment, the study, Improving Surgical Quality: Readmission (ISQ-R), is being conducted to develop a readmission risk prediction tool, explore predisposing and enabling factors, and identify and rank reasons for readmission in terms of salience and mutability...
March 14, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287020/exploring-informal-workplace-learning-in-primary-healthcare-for-continuous-professional-development
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Viktoria Joynes, Micky Kerr, Tamsin Treasure-Jones
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: All health and social care professionals learn on the job through both formal and informal learning processes, which contributes to continuous professional development (CPD). This study explored workplace learning in General Practices, specifically looking at the role of informal learning and the workplace practices that appear to support or restrict that learning, as well as how technology was integrated into these learning processes. METHODS: Three focus groups with general practitioners, practice nurses, managerial and administrative staff were conducted followed by twelve individual semi-structured interviews with participants drawn from the focus groups...
March 12, 2017: Education for Primary Care
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/28284883/etomidate-versus-propofol-sedation-for-complex-upper-endoscopic-procedures-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mi Gang Kim, Se Woo Park, Jae Hyun Kim, Jin Lee, Sea Hyub Kae, Hyun Joo Jang, Dong Hee Koh, Min Ho Choi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Although a growing body of evidence demonstrates that propofol-induced deep sedation can be effective and performed safely, cardiopulmonary adverse events have been frequently observed. Etomidate is a new emerging drug that provides hemodynamic and respiratory stability, even in high-risk patient groups. The objective of this study was to compare safety and efficacy profiles of etomidate and propofol for endoscopic sedation. METHODS: A total of 128 patients undergoing endoscopic ultrasound were randomized to receive either etomidate or propofol blinded administered by a registered nurse...
March 8, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284593/nurse-titrated-analgesia-and-sedation-in-intensive-care-increases-the-frequency-of-comfort-assessment-and-reduces-midazolam-use-in-paediatric-patients-following-cardiac-surgery
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Grace E Larson, Stephen McKeever
BACKGROUND: Pain and sedation protocols are suggested to improve the outcomes of patients within paediatric intensive care. However, it is not clear how protocols will influence practice within individual units. OBJECTIVES: Evaluate a nurse led pain and sedation protocols impact on pain scoring and analgesic and sedative administration for post-operative cardiac patients within a paediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 100 patients admitted to a tertiary paediatric intensive care unit pre and post introduction of an analgesic and sedative protocol...
March 8, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283831/patient-satisfaction-in-an-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-opat-unit-practising-predominantly-self-administration-of-antibiotics-with-elastomeric-pumps
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L Saillen, L Arensdorff, E Moulin, R Voumard, C Cochet, N Boillat-Blanco, C Gardiol, S de Vallière
Self-administration of antibiotics using elastomeric pumps has become the most frequently used treatment modality at the outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) unit of the University Hospital of Lausanne. However, it remains unknown how comfortable patients feel using this mode of treatment. A questionnaire was offered to all patients treated at the OPAT unit between June 2014 and December 2015. The questionnaire was distributed to 188 patients and 112 questionnaires were returned. Seventy-one patients were treated by self-administration, 21 attended the OPAT unit on a daily basis, and 20 received their antibiotics from home-care nurses...
March 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283208/paroxysmal-sympathetic-hyperactivity-in-children-an-exploratory-evaluation-of-nursing-interventions
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Lisa Letzkus, Jessica Keim-Malpass, Joel Anderson, Christine Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) produces symptoms of autonomic instability and muscle over-activity; however, the majority of nursing interventions used in clinical practice are anecdotal and not evidenced based. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to report nursing documentation of PSH events, and to describe the clinical nursing interventions and care provided to children who have suffered a severe brain injury and are exhibiting PSH. The secondary objective was to demonstrate how the Symptom Management Theory (SMT) can serve as a framework for research related to brain injury and PSH...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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
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