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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808863/warm-handoffs-a-novel-strategy-to-improve-end-of-rotation-care-transitions
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Harry S Saag, Jingjing Chen, Joshua L Denson, Simon Jones, Leora Horwitz, Patrick M Cocks
BACKGROUND: Hospitalized medical patients undergoing transition of care by house staff teams at the end of a ward rotation are associated with an increased risk of mortality, yet best practices surrounding this transition are lacking. AIM: To assess the impact of a warm handoff protocol for end-of-rotation care transitions. SETTING: A large, university-based internal medicine residency using three different training sites. PARTICIPANTS: PGY-2 and PGY-3 internal medicine residents...
August 14, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806842/clowns-in-paediatric-surgery-less-anxiety-and-more-oxytocin-a-pilot-study
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Tabea Scheel, Dorothea Hoeppner, Anne Grotevendt, Winfried Barthlen
Background Hospital stays and medical interventions are accompanied by worries and anxiety in children and parents. Recent studies show that hospital clowns may reduce anxiety and enhance well-being. However, so far studies are based solely on subjective measures and clowns are usually not integrated in medical routine. With this pilot study, we aim to provide both psychological and physiological evidence of positive effects of clowns' interventions in hospitalized children. Patients/Method In a consecutive randomized intervention-control group design with 31 children aged 4 to 13 years, 17 patients were accompanied by a clown prior to surgery or during ward round (intervention group) and 14 were not (control group)...
August 14, 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805316/promoting-empathy-using-video-based-teaching
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Kieran Sweeney, Paul Baker
BACKGROUND: Empathy is fundamental to patient-centred care. It has been shown to improve patient satisfaction and therapeutic outcomes. The success of educational interventions in enhancing students' empathy has been mixed, however, and a consensus on the most effective approach is lacking. METHODS: Patients were videoed discussing their hospital experiences and interactions with clinicians. These videos were shown to groups of medical students, who then took part in a facilitated discussion around themes of health care communication and patient experience...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802519/espen-guidelines-on-nutritional-support-for-polymorbid-internal-medicine-patients
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Filomena Gomes, Philipp Schuetz, Lisa Bounoure, Peter Austin, María Ballesteros-Pomar, Tommy Cederholm, Jane Fletcher, Alessandro Laviano, Kristina Norman, Kalliopi-Anna Poulia, Paula Ravasco, Stephane M Schneider, Zeno Stanga, C Elizabeth Weekes, Stephan C Bischoff
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Polymorbidity (also known as multimorbidity) - defined as the co-occurrence of at least two chronic health conditions - is highly prevalent, particularly in the hospitalized population. Nonetheless, clinical guidelines largely address individual diseases and rarely account for polymorbidity. The aim of this project was to develop guidelines on nutritional support for polymorbid patients hospitalized in medical wards. METHODS: The methodology used for the development of the current project follows the standard operating procedures for ESPEN guidelines...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794694/quality-indicators-in-intensive-care-medicine-for-germany-third-edition-2017
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REVIEW
Oliver Kumpf, Jan-Peter Braun, Alexander Brinkmann, Hanswerner Bause, Martin Bellgardt, Frank Bloos, Rolf Dubb, Clemens Greim, Arnold Kaltwasser, Gernot Marx, Reimer Riessen, Claudia Spies, Jörg Weimann, Gabriele Wöbker, Elke Muhl, Christian Waydhas
Quality improvement in medicine is depending on measurement of relevant quality indicators. The quality indicators for intensive care medicine of the German Interdisciplinary Society of Intensive Care Medicine (DIVI) from the year 2013 underwent a scheduled evaluation after three years. There were major changes in several indicators but also some indicators were changed only minimally. The focus on treatment processes like ward rounds, management of analgesia and sedation, mechanical ventilation and weaning, as well as the number of 10 indicators were not changed...
2017: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793906/the-impact-of-a-hospital-electronic-prescribing-and-medication-administration-system-on-medication-administration-safety-an-observational-study
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Seetal Jheeta, Bryony Dean Franklin
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to explore the impact of the implementation of an electronic prescribing and medication administration system (ePA) on the safety of medication administration in an inpatient hospital setting. Objectives were to compare the prevalence and types of: 1) medication administration errors, and 2) documentation discrepancies, between a paper and an ePA system. Additionally, we wanted to describe any observed changes to medication administration practices...
August 9, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776131/pure-distraction-injury-of-t1-2-with-quad-fever
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Jun-Yeong Seo, Chae-Moon Lim, Young-Hoon Kim, Kee-Yong Ha
INTRODUCTION: We report a pure distraction injury of the upper thoracic spine and uncontrolled hyperthermia without an infectious cause. Quad fever appears in the first several weeks to months after a cervical or upper thoracic SCI and is characterized by an extreme elevation in body core temperature beyond 40 °C without an infectious cause. Discriminating between infectious and noninfectious causes is important, and a thorough clinical assessment is required. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 52-year-old male visited the emergency room complaining of back pain with complete paralysis [American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) A] of both lower extremities after a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident...
August 3, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768381/plastic-surgery-ward-round-can-we-do-better
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Quaderi Syed, Marc A Seifman, Frank Bruscino-Raiola
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July 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759162/nurses-perceived-barriers-to-bedside-handover-and-their-implication-for-clinical-practice
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Georgia Tobiano, Jennifer A Whitty, Tracey Bucknall, Wendy Chaboyer
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE: Bedside handover during the change of shift allows nurses to visualize patients and facilitate patient participation, both purported to improve patient safety. But, bedside handover does not always occur and when it does, it may not involve the patient. AIM: To explore and understand barriers nurses perceive in undertaking bedside handover. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was administered to 200 nurses working on medical wards, recruited from two Australian hospitals, one private and one public...
July 31, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750911/technology-meets-tradition-the-perceived-impact-of-the-introduction-of-information-and-communication-technology-on-ward-rounds-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Jennifer J Plumb, Isla Hains, Michael J Parr, David Milliss, Robert Herkes, Johanna I Westbrook
BACKGROUND: Public policy in many health systems is currently dominated by the quest to find ways to 'do more with less'-to achieve better outcomes at a reduced cost. The success or failure of initiatives in support of this quest are often understood in terms of an adversarial dynamic or struggle between the professional logics of medicine and of management. Here, we use the case of the introduction of information and communication technology (ICT) to a well-established ritual of medical autonomy (the medical ward round) to articulate a more nuanced explanation of how and why new ways of working with technology are accepted and adopted (or not)...
September 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730438/x-aptamer-selection-and-validation
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Ganesh L Lokesh, Hongyu Wang, Curtis H Lam, Varatharasa Thiviyanathan, Nancy Ward, David G Gorenstein, David E Volk
Aptamers and second generation analogs, such as X-Aptamers (XAs), SOMAmers, locked nucleic acids (LNAs), and others are increasingly being used for molecular pathway targeting, biomarker discovery, or disease diagnosis by interacting with protein targets on the surface of cells or in solution. Such targeting is being used for imaging, diagnostic evaluation, interference of protein function, or delivery of therapeutic agents. Selection of aptamers using the original SELEX method is cumbersome and time-consuming, often requiring 10-15 rounds of selection, and provides aptamers with a limited number of functional groups, namely four bases of DNA or RNA, although newer SELEX methods have increased this diversity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708987/a-delphi-study-to-validate-competency-based-criteria-to-assess-undergraduate-midwifery-students-competencies-in-the-maternity-ward
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M Embo, K Helsloot, N Michels, M Valcke
BACKGROUND: workplace learning plays a crucial role in midwifery education. Twelve midwifery schools in Flanders (Belgium) aimed to implement a standardised and evidence-based method to learn and assess competencies in practice. This study focuses on the validation of competency-based criteria to guide and assess undergraduate midwifery students' postnatal care competencies in the maternity ward. METHOD: an online Delphi study was carried out. During three consecutive sessions, experts from workplaces and schools were invited to score the assessment criteria as to their relevance and feasibility, and to comment on the content and their formulation...
July 6, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699945/contextual-influences-of-trainee-characteristics-and-daily-workload-on-trainee-learning-preferences
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Brita Roy, Nidhi Huff, Carlos Estrada, Analia Castiglioni, Lisa Willett, Robert Centor
We previously defined teaching domains necessary for successful inpatient medicine attending rounds from the trainees' perspective in Role Modeling, Learning Environment, Teaching Process and Team Management. We sought to understand whether trainee characteristics and daily fluctuations in workload influence the prioritization of these domains. We conducted a prospective observational study in general medicine inpatient wards at a university, Veterans Affairs, and a county hospital affiliated with one academic institution over the course of 6 months...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699937/techniques-and-behaviors-associated-with-exemplary-inpatient-general-medicine-teaching-an-exploratory-qualitative-study
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Nathan Houchens, Molly Harrod, Stephanie Moody, Karen Fowler, Sanjay Saint
BACKGROUND: Clinician educators face numerous obstacles to their joint mission of facilitating high-quality learning while also delivering patient-centered care. Such challenges necessitate increased attention to the work of exemplary clinician educators, their respective teaching approaches, and the experiences of their learners. OBJECTIVE: To describe techniques and behaviors utilized by clinician educators to facilitate excellent teaching during inpatient general medicine rounds...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694537/survey-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-practices-in-public-hospitals-in-new-zealand-district-health-boards
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Sharon J Gardiner, Jane A Pryer, Eamon J Duffy
AIMS: To determine what antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) practices exist in New Zealand public hospitals. METHODS: A quantitative survey based on recommended components of hospital AMS programmes was sent to the 20 DHBs in June 2016. RESULTS: Ten of the 20 DHBs had an AMS committee, nine had dedicated AMS pharmacist full-time equivalents (FTEs) and eight had lead clinician FTEs. Only one DHB met FTE recommendations for AMS pharmacists and two for clinicians (0...
July 7, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675925/registered-nurses-experiences-of-patient-participation-in-hospital-care-supporting-and-hindering-factors-patient-participation-in-care
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Lena Oxelmark, Kerstin Ulin, Wendy Chaboyer, Tracey Bucknall, Mona Ringdal
BACKGROUND: Promoting patient participation in care is an international priority identified by the World Health Organization and various national bodies around the world and an important aspect of person-centred care. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe Registered Nurses' experiences with patient participation in nursing care including their barriers and facilitators for participation. METHOD: The study setting was a University Hospital in Sweden...
July 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674608/experiences-with-lean-six-sigma-as-improvement-strategy-to-reduce-parenteral-medication-administration-errors-and-associated-potential-risk-of-harm
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Afke van de Plas, Mariëlle Slikkerveer, Saskia Hoen, Rick Schrijnemakers, Johanna Driessen, Frank de Vries, Patricia van den Bemt
In this controlled before-after study the effect of improvements, derived from Lean Six Sigma strategy, on parenteral medication administration errors and the potential risk of harm was determined. During baseline measurement, on control versus intervention ward, at least one administration error occurred in 14 (74%) and 6 (46%) administrations with potential risk of harm in 6 (32%) and 1 (8%) administrations. Most administration errors with high potential risk of harm occurred in bolus injections: 8 (57%) versus 2 (67%) bolus injections were injected too fast with a potential risk of harm in 6 (43%) and 1 (33%) bolus injections on control and intervention ward...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630690/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-surgical-site-infections-in-obstetric-and-gynecological-surgeries-from-a-teaching-hospital-in-rural-india
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Ashish Pathak, Kalpana Mahadik, Manmat B Swami, Pulak K Roy, Megha Sharma, Vijay K Mahadik, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) are one of the most common healthcare associated infections in the low-middle income countries. Data on incidence and risk factors for SSI following surgeries in general and Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries in particular are scare. This study set out to identify risk factors for SSI in patients undergoing Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries in an Indian rural hospital. METHODS: Patients who underwent a surgical procedure between September 2010 to February 2013 in the 60-bedded ward of Obstetric and Gynecology department were included...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612407/pre-registration-interprofessional-clinical-education-in-the-workplace-a-realist-review
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Fiona Kent, Jacinta Hayes, Sharon Glass, Charlotte E Rees
CONTEXT: The inclusion of interprofessional education opportunities in clinical placements for pre-registration learners has recently been proposed as a strategy to enhance graduates' skills in collaborative practice. OBJECTIVES: A realist review was undertaken to ascertain the contexts, mechanisms and outcomes of formal interprofessional clinical workplace learning. METHODS: Initial scoping was carried out, after which Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL and EMBASE were searched from 2005 to April 2016 to identify formal interprofessional workplace educational interventions involving pre-registration learners...
June 14, 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610011/two-new-species-of-free-living-marine-nematodes-of-the-family-oxystominidae-chitwood-1935-enoplida-with-a-review-of-the-genus-i-thalassoalaimus-i-de-man-1893-from-the-argentine-coast
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Antonela Martelli, Virginia Lo Russo, Gabriela Villares, Catalina T Pastor DE Ward
Two new free-living marine nematodes of the family Oxystominidae are described from San Antonio Bay (Río Negro) and San José Gulf (Chubut). Litinium australis sp. n., is characterized by having a rounded tail, by the first and second crown of cephalic setae with different lengths, gubernaculum with apophysis and by the presence of at least four precloacal papillae; Thalassoalaimus nestori sp. n., is characterized by having a conical tail, cephalic setae equal in length, gubernaculum with rounded and dorso-caudally directed apophysis and two precloacal papillae...
April 6, 2017: Zootaxa
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