keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

Quality and safety in emergency departments

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29926473/nurse-led-versus-doctor-led-care-for-bronchiectasis
#1
REVIEW
Kathryn Lawton, Karen Royals, Kristin V Carson-Chahhoud, Fiona Campbell, Brian J Smith
BACKGROUND: Specialist nursing roles to manage stable disease populations are being used to meet the needs of both patients and health services. With increasing cost pressures on health departments, alternative models such as nurse-led care are gaining momentum as a substitute for traditional doctor-led care. This review evaluates the safety, effectiveness, and health outcomes of nurses practising in autonomous roles while using advanced practice skills, within the context of bronchiectasis management in subacute, ambulatory, and/or community care...
June 20, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29873867/pediatric-emergency-research-canada-perc-patient-family-informed-research-priorities-for-pediatric-emergency-medicine
#2
Liza Bialy, Amy C Plint, Stephen B Freedman, David W Johnson, Janet A Curran, Antonia S Stang
BACKGROUND: A growing body of literature supports patient and public involvement in the design, prioritization and dissemination of research and evidence based medicine. The objectives of this project were to engage patients and families in developing a prioritized list of research topics for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) and to compare results with prior research prioritization initiatives in the ED (emergency department) setting. METHODS: We utilized a systematic process to combine administrative data on frequency of patient presentations to the ED with multiple stakeholder input including an initial stakeholder survey followed by a modified Delphi consensus methodology consisting of two web-based surveys and a face-to-face meeting...
June 6, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29870492/transitioning-nurse-handoff-to-the-bedside-engaging-staff-and-patients
#3
Karen White-Trevino, Valorie Dearmon
The emergency department is a complex environment in which reliable communication is vital for safe patient care. Communication during nurse shift report can be risky without an effective report process in practice. Reliability improves with the use of a standardized, patient-centered nurse handoff process. Quality improvement methods were used to promote reliable information exchange during nurse shift handoff through the implementation of a standardized, patient-centric bedside report process. Forty-six hospital-based emergency nurses participated in the project...
July 2018: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29864119/measurement-tools-and-outcome-measures-used-in-transitional-patient-safety-a-systematic-review
#4
Marije A van Melle, Henk F van Stel, Judith M Poldervaart, Niek J de Wit, Dorien L M Zwart
BACKGROUND: Patients are at risk for harm when treated simultaneously by healthcare providers from different healthcare organisations. To assess current practice and improvements of transitional patient safety, valid measurement tools are needed. AIM AND METHODS: To identify and appraise all measurement tools and outcomes that measure aspects of transitional patient safety, PubMed, Cinahl, Embase and Psychinfo were systematically searched. Two researchers performed the title and abstract and full-text selection...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29859017/intramuscular-versus-oral-corticosteroids-to-reduce-relapses-following-discharge-from-the-emergency-department-for-acute-asthma
#5
REVIEW
Scott W Kirkland, Elfriede Cross, Sandra Campbell, Cristina Villa-Roel, Brian H Rowe
BACKGROUND: Acute asthma is a common cause of presentations to acute care centres, such as the emergency department (ED), and while the majority of patients can be discharged, relapse requiring additional medical care is common. Systemic corticosteroids are a major part in the treatment of moderate to severe acute asthma; however, there is no clear evidence regarding the most effective route of administration for improving outcomes in patients discharged from acute care. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effectiveness and safety of a single dose of intramuscular (IM) corticosteroids provided prior to discharge compared to a short course of oral corticosteroids in the treatment of acute asthma patients discharged from an ED or equivalent acute care setting...
June 2, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29800062/clinicians-perspectives-on-providing-emergency-only-hemodialysis-to-undocumented-immigrants-a-qualitative-study
#6
Lilia Cervantes, Sara Richardson, Rajeev Raghavan, Nova Hou, Romana Hasnain-Wynia, Matthew K Wynia, Catherine Kleiner, Michel Chonchol, Allison Tong
Background: In the United States, nearly half of undocumented immigrants with end-stage kidney disease receive hemodialysis only when they are evaluated in an emergency department and are found to have life-threatening renal failure ("emergency-only hemodialysis" [EOHD]). These patients experience psychosocial distress and much higher mortality than patients receiving regularly scheduled hemodialysis, but little is known about how providing EOHD affects the clinicians involved...
May 22, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29797787/caring-for-older-patients-in-the-emergency-department-health-professionals-perspectives-from-australia-the-safe-elderly-emergency-discharge-project
#7
Alyse Lennox, Sandra Braaf, De Villiers Smit, Peter Cameron, Judy A Lowthian
OBJECTIVE: To explore health professionals' perspectives about caring for community-dwelling older patients in the ED. METHODS: This exploratory qualitative study was undertaken with emergency nursing, medical and allied health staff from the ED of a large metropolitan public hospital in Melbourne. Nine focus groups (n = 54) and seven interviews were conducted between 2013 and 2014. Data were thematically analysed. RESULTS: Health professionals described tailoring their approach when caring for older patients, including adopting a specific communication approach (i...
May 24, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779398/handoff-tool-enabling-standardized-transitions-between-the-emergency-department-and-the-hospitalist-inpatient-service-at-a-major-cancer-center
#8
Carmen E Gonzalez, Norman Brito-Dellan, Srinivas R Banala, David Rubio, Mohamed Ait Aiss, Terry W Rice, Karen Chen, Diane C Bodurka, Carmelita P Escalante
Communication failures during patient handoff can lead to serious errors. A quality improvement team created a standardized handoff tool/process (DE-PASS: Decisive problem requiring admission, Evaluation time, Patient summary, Acute issues/action list, Situation unfinished/awareness, Signed out to) for admitting patients from the emergency department (ED) to the hospitalist inpatient service of a tertiary cancer center. DE-PASS mirrors the institution's ED workflow, stratifies patients as stable/urgent/emergent, and establishes requirements for verbal and email communications between providers...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773254/-the-integration-of-advanced-practice-nurses-in-emergency-departments
#9
Christophe Debout
The saturation of emergency departments due to inappropriate attendance by patients is becoming increasingly commonplace. It often leads to the discontent of users, due to long waiting times, and stretches the hospital staff physically, mentally and psychologically. Innovative organisation models have been developed abroad. They draw on the skills of advanced practice nurses in emergency departments. The impact of these models has been assessed very positively in numerous studies. They improve the quality and safety of care as well as the satisfaction of users...
May 2018: Soins; la Revue de Référence Infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771164/retrospective-evaluation-of-clinical-experience-with-intravenous-ascorbic-acid-in-patients-with-cancer
#10
Anthony J Bazzan, George Zabrecky, Nancy Wintering, Andrew B Newberg, Daniel A Monti
BACKGROUND: Intravenous ascorbic acid (IV AA) has been used extensively in cancer patients throughout the United States. Currently, there are limited data on the safety and clinical effects of IV AA. The purpose of this study was to expand the current literature using a retrospective analysis of adverse events and symptomatic changes of IV AA in a large sample of cancer patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients receiving IV AA for cancer at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital over a 7-year period...
May 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748230/senior-doctor-triage-sdt-a-qualitative-study-of-clinicians-views-on-senior-doctors-involvement-in-triage-and-early-assessment-of-emergency-patients
#11
Maysam Ali Abdulwahid, Janette Turner, Suzanne M Mason
INTRODUCTION: Despite the focus during the last decade on introducing interventions such as senior doctor initial assessment or senior doctor triage (SDT) to reduce emergency department (ED) crowding, there has been little attempt to identify the views of emergency healthcare professionals on such interventions. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of SDT from the perspective of emergency hospital staff. A secondary aim of this study was to develop a definition of SDT based on the interview findings and the available literature on this process...
May 10, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736046/quality-of-best-possible-medication-history-upon-admission-to-hospital-comparison-of-nurses-and-pharmacy-students-and-consideration-of-national-quality-indicators
#12
Ashley Sproul, Carole Goodine, David Moore, Amy McLeod, Jacqueline Gordon, Jennifer Digby, George Stoica
Background: Medication reconciliation at transitions of care increases patient safety. Collection of an accurate best possible medication history (BPMH) on admission is a key step. National quality indicators are used as surrogate markers for BPMH quality, but no literature on their accuracy exists. Obtaining a high-quality BPMH is often labour- and resource-intensive. Pharmacy students are now being assigned to obtain BPMHs, as a cost-effective means to increase BPMH completion, despite limited information to support the quality of BPMHs obtained by students relative to other health care professionals...
March 2018: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727348/a-quality-initiative-a-system-wide-reduction-in-serious-medication-events-through-targeted-simulation-training
#13
Kiran B Hebbar, Nora Colman, Lorisa Williams, Jessica Pina, Lisa Davis, James E Bost, Halli Jones, Gary Frank
INTRODUCTION: Medication administration events (MAEs) are a great concern to the healthcare industry, because they are both common and costly. Pediatric patients pose unique challenges to healthcare systems, particularly regarding the safety of medication administration. Our objectives were to improve adherence to best practices, decrease MAEs, and decrease cost related to error reduction rates by implementing a scenario-based simulation training program for frontline nursing staff in the general care units, emergency departments, and intensive care units within our institution...
April 30, 2018: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724203/effectiveness-of-brief-psychological-interventions-for-suicidal-presentations-a-systematic-review
#14
Rose McCabe, Ruth Garside, Amy Backhouse, Penny Xanthopoulou
BACKGROUND: Every year, more than 800,000 people worldwide die by suicide. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the effectiveness of brief psychological interventions in addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviour in healthcare settings. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, systematic searches were conducted in MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and PsycINFO databases. A predefined search strategy was used...
May 3, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716799/emergency-and-critical-care-applications-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#15
REVIEW
Tobias Kummer, Laura Oh, Mary Beth Phelan, Robert D Huang, Jason T Nomura, Srikar Adhikari
INTRODUCTION: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using intravascular microbubbles has potential to revolutionize point-of-care ultrasonography by expanding the use of ultrasonography into clinical scenarios previously reserved for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, or angiography. METHODS: We performed a literature search and report clinical experience to provide an introduction to CEUS and describe its current applications for point-of-care indications...
April 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705118/multi-stakeholder-informed-guidelines-for-direct-admission-of-children-to-hospital
#16
JoAnna K Leyenaar, Megan Shevenell, Paul A Rizzo, Vanessa L Hill, Peter K Lindenauer
OBJECTIVES: To develop pediatric direct admission guidelines and prioritize outcomes to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hospital admission processes. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted deliberative discussions at 1 children's hospital and 2 community hospitals, engaging parents of hospitalized children and inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department physicians and nurses to identify shared and dissenting perspectives regarding direct admission processes and outcomes...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704977/outcomes-of-an-innovative-evidence-based-practice-project-building-a-difficult-access-team-in-the-emergency-department
#17
Madeleine Whalen, Barbara Maliszewski, Rebecca Sheinfeld, Heather Gardner, Diana Baptiste
PROBLEM: Difficult venous access is a common problem in health care-especially in the emergency setting-that relies on quick diagnostics to differentiate patient acuities and administer critical medications. The creation of a dedicated team to address difficult venous access (DVA) is a possible solution to the problems of delayed venous access, yet no studies have been published on implementing such a team in the emergency department. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study in an urban emergency department...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698339/disparities-in-adherence-to-pediatric-diabetic-ketoacidosis-management-guidelines-across-a-spectrum-of-emergency-departments-in-the-state-of-indiana-an-observational-in-situ-simulation-based-study
#18
Kamal Abulebda, Samer Abu-Sultaneh, Erin E White, Michele L Kirby, Brian C Phillips, Courtney T Frye, Lee D Murphy, Riad Lutfi
BACKGROUND: Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common presentation to an emergency department (ED), with the majority presenting to community EDs. Adherence to clinical guidelines in these EDs can reduce morbidity and mortality. Few methods to describe practice gaps for DKA management have been reported. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that high-fidelity in situ simulation can be used to measure and compare the quality of the care provided to pediatric patients with DKA presenting to community EDs in the state of Indiana...
April 24, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672577/the-contribution-of-open-comments-to-understanding-the-results-from-the-hospital-survey-on-patient-safety-culture-hsops-a-qualitative-study
#19
Bastien Boussat, Kevin Kamalanavin, Patrice François
INTRODUCTION: To develop high-quality and safe healthcare, a good safety culture is an important feature of healthcare-providing structures. The objective of this study was to analyze the qualitative data of the comments section of a Hospital Survey on Patient Safety (HSOPS) questionnaire to clarify the answers given to the closed questions. METHOD: Using the original data from a cross-sectional survey of 5,064 employees at a single university hospital in France, we conducted a qualitative study by analyzing the comments of a HSOPS survey and conducting in-depth interviews with 19 healthcare providers...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669351/bronchial-thermoplasty-in-severe-asthma-best-practice-recommendations-from-an-expert-panel
#20
Peter I Bonta, Pascal Chanez, Jouke T Annema, Pallav L Shah, Robert Niven
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a bronchoscopic treatment for patients with severe asthma who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy. In this "expert best practice" paper, the background and practical aspects of BT are highlighted. Randomized, controlled clinical trials have shown BT to be safe and effective in reducing severe exacerbations, improving quality of life, and decreasing emergency department visits. Five-year follow-up studies have provided evidence of the functional stability of BT-treated patients with persistence of a clinical benefit...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
keyword
keyword
69454
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"