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Crisis management briefing

Ioannis N Mammas, Maria Theodoridou, Anna Kramvis, Prakash Thiagarajan, Sharryn Gardner, Georgia Papaioannou, Angeliki Melidou, Maria Koutsaki, Georgia Kostagianni, Vassilis Achtsidis, Chryssie Koutsaftiki, Marcos Calachanis, Apostolos Zaravinos, Anne Greenough, Demetrios A Spandidos
The '2nd Workshop on Paediatric Virology', which took place on Saturday the 8th of October 2016 in Athens, Greece, provided an overview on recent views and advances on Paediatric Virology. Emphasis was given to HIV-1 management in Greece, a country under continuous financial crisis, hepatitis B vaccination in Africa, treatment options for hepatitis C virus in childhood, Zika virus in pregnancy and infancy, the burden of influenza on childhood, hand-foot-mouth disease and myocarditis associated with Coxsackie viruses...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
H Kolawole, S D Marshall, H Crilly, R Kerridge, P Roessler
Anaphylaxis is an uncommon but important cause of serious morbidity and even mortality in the perioperative period. The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) with the Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group (ANZAAG) have developed clinical management guidelines that include six crisis management cards. The content of the guidelines and cards is based on published literature and other international guidelines for the management of anaesthesia-related and non-anaesthesia-related anaphylaxis...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Rachel Teis, Jyai Allen, Nigel Lee, Sue Kildea
BACKGROUND: No study has tested a Crisis Resource Management prompt on resuscitation performance. METHODS: We conducted a feasibility, unblinded, parallel-group, randomised controlled trial at one Australian paediatric hospital (June-September 2014). Eligible participants were any doctor, nurse, or nurse manager who would normally be involved in a Medical Emergency Team simulation. The unit of block randomisation was one of six scenarios (3 control:3 intervention) with or without a verbal prompt...
February 2017: Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal: AENJ
Xiaoshi Yang, Lutian Yao, Hui Wu, Yang Wang, Li Liu, Jiana Wang, Lie Wang
With the global economic crisis and industrial restructuring, the unemployed are suffering from job loss-related stress and loss of income, which is believed to impair their mental and physical health, while coping and self-efficacy could combat the adverse effects of unemployment on health. Thus, this study aims to describe quality of life (QOL) among unemployed Chinese people and explore the associated factors. A cross-sectional study was conducted by convenience sampling, composed of 1825 unemployed people, from January 2011 to September 2011...
2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Mi-Kyung Yoon, Soon-Young Kim, Hye-Sun Ko, Myung-Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Korea has experienced diverse kind of disasters these days. Among them the 2015 middle eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak imposed great psychological stress on almost all Korean citizens. Following the MERS outbreak, government is reviewing overall infectious disease management system and prioritizing the establishment of mental health service systems for infectious disease. This study makes suggestions for implementing disaster-related mental health service systems by analyzing the example of Gyeonggi Province, which proactively intervened with residents' psychological problems caused by the large-scale outbreak of an infectious disease...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
Lauren A Renschler, Elizabeth A Terrigino, Sabiya Azim, Elsa Snider, Darson L Rhodes, Carol C Cox
A brief emergency planning educational presentation was taught during work hours to a convenience sample of employees of various workplaces in Northern Missouri, USA. Participants were familiarized with details about how an emergency plan is prepared by management and implemented by management-employee crisis management teams - focusing on both employee and management roles. They then applied the presentation information to assess their own organization's emergency preparedness level. Participants possessed significantly (p < 0...
June 2016: Safety and Health At Work
Matthew Spond, Tyler Burns, Thea Rosenbaum, Kristen Lienhart
We present the case of an accidental extubation in a prone-positioned patient with a challenging airway because of Klippel-Feil syndrome and previous cervical spine fusions. The surgical procedure was well underway when this occurred, which added substantially to the difficulties produced by this event. We herein highlight the corrective steps we took in our case. We also recommend the need for a comprehensive preoperative briefing with all operating room personnel together with an action plan for how to prevent this particular scenario...
June 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Eleftheria Mitka
This is a brief overview of principles, views and methods, of the Kanban System for the pharmacy of a general hospital. The main goal is the reduction of stores managed by the pharmacy, as well as improvement of the mode of operation. Solutions to problems, such as inadequate storage space, the delay in serving patients or clinics and the expiration of various pharmaceutical formulations, stored for so long time, are provided. The philosophy behind the Kanban procurement System and specifically its applicability to a pharmacy underperforming in terms of efficiency, in Greece, are described...
September 2015: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
C Frerk, V S Mitchell, A F McNarry, C Mendonca, R Bhagrath, A Patel, E P O'Sullivan, N M Woodall, I Ahmad
These guidelines provide a strategy to manage unanticipated difficulty with tracheal intubation. They are founded on published evidence. Where evidence is lacking, they have been directed by feedback from members of the Difficult Airway Society and based on expert opinion. These guidelines have been informed by advances in the understanding of crisis management; they emphasize the recognition and declaration of difficulty during airway management. A simplified, single algorithm now covers unanticipated difficulties in both routine intubation and rapid sequence induction...
December 2015: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Alison L Chetlen, Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, Linda Probyn, William F Auffermann, Carolynn M DeBenedectis, Jamie Marko, Bradley B Pua, Takashi Shawn Sato, Brent P Little, Carol M Dell, David Sarkany, Lori Mankowski Gettle
Simulation is a promising method for improving clinician performance, enhancing team training, increasing patient safety, and preventing errors. Training scenarios to enrich medical student and resident education, and apply toward competency assessment, recertification, and credentialing are important applications of simulation in radiology. This review will describe simulation training for procedural skills, interpretive and noninterpretive skills, team-based training and crisis management, professionalism and communication skills, as well as hybrid and in situ applications of simulation training...
October 2015: Academic Radiology
Judy Nanette Mikhail, Lynne Sheri Nemeth
OBJECTIVE: Youth violence recidivism remains a significant public health crisis in the United States. Violence prevention is a requirement of all trauma centers, yet little is known about the effectiveness of these programs. Therefore, this systematic review summarizes the effectiveness of trauma center-based youth violence prevention programs. METHODS: A systematic review of articles from MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsychINFO databases was performed to identify eligible control trials or observational studies...
June 29, 2015: Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Melissa Santos, Adelle Cadieux, Jane Gray, Wendy Ward
Obesity is a public health crisis and continues to affect youth of increasingly younger ages. With significant medical and psychosocial comorbidities, it is critical that front-line providers feel confident in their abilities to assess, and appropriately refer, children and families to subspecialties to aid in weight management treatment. This article describes the development and utility of a 1-page screening tool for pediatricians and other providers. Utilizing research, clinical experience, and consensus opinion, a brief tool was developed that could be incorporated into medical visits to facilitate medical care decisions and management of pediatric obesity...
April 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
Amy C Chan-Dominy, Sarfaraz N Rahiman, Marc Anders, Warwick Butt
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe portopulmonary hypertension (PoPH) responsive to medical therapy may be considered for liver transplantation. We present a case of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) resuscitation for PoPH crisis in a child following liver transplantation (LT), and review the literature on management of this challenging setting. CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old girl, with previous Kasai portoenterostomy and subsequent severe PoPH responsive to pulmonary vasodilator therapy, underwent orthotopic LT...
June 2015: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Sara N Goldhaber-Fiebert, Vivian Lei, Kiruthiga Nandagopal, Sylvia Bereknyei
BACKGROUND: Emergency manuals (EMs)-context-relevant sets of cognitive aids such as crisis checklists-are useful tools to enhance perioperative patient care. Studies in high-hazard industries demonstrate that humans, regardless of expertise, do not optimally retrieve or deploy key knowledge under stress. EM use has been shown in both health care simulation studies and other industries to help expert teams effectively manage critical events. However, clinical adoption and use are still nascent in health care...
May 2015: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Ashish Kumar Kakkar, Neha Dahiya
Obesity is a growing epidemic and a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Obesity strains the healthcare systems and has profound economic and psychosocial consequences. Historically, pharmacotherapy for obesity has witnessed the rise and fall of several promising drug candidates that had to be eventually withdrawn due to unacceptable safety concerns. Currently four drugs are approved for chronic weight management in obese adults: orlistat, lorcaserin, phentermine/topiramate extended release and naltrexone/bupropion extended release...
March 2015: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Stephen Agboola, Mihir Kamdar, Clare Flanagan, Meghan Searl, Lara Traeger, Joseph Kvedar, Kamal Jethwani
BACKGROUND: Despite the availability of effective medications and clinical guidelines for pain management, pain control is suboptimal in a sizeable proportion of patients with cancer pain. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines recommend a comprehensive and multimodal approach for management of cancer pain. We developed a mobile phone application, ePAL, based on clinical guidelines to empower patients for cancer pain management by prompting regular pain assessments and coaching for self-management...
December 12, 2014: JMIR Research Protocols
V Pomini, L Mellos, T Paparrigopoulos, J Liappas
Alcohol use in Greece is traditionally diffused among its population. According to general population surveys, three out of four Greeks aged 12-64 referred to alcohol consumption during the last year and 10% reported at least one episode of alcohol abuse during the last month. Furthermore, the large majority of young people aged 13-18 reported lifetime use of alcohol and 14.8% of them reported more than three episodes of alcohol abuse during the last month. Apparently, cultural factors have influenced the pattern of alcohol consumption and the ensuing alcohol-related problems during the last two decades...
July 2014: Psychiatrikē, Psychiatriki
Steffany J Fredman, Donald H Baucom, Sara E Boeding, David J Miklowitz
OBJECTIVE: The "critical comments" dimension of the expressed emotion (EE) construct has been found to predict the illness course of patients with bipolar disorder, but less is known about the "emotional overinvolvement" component. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether relatives' observed appropriate and inappropriate emotional involvement (intrusiveness, self-sacrifice, and distress about patients' well-being) moderated the effectiveness of a family-based intervention for bipolar disorder...
February 2015: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Richard Radnovich, C Richard Chapman, Jeffrey A Gudin, Sunil J Panchal, Lynn R Webster, Joseph V Pergolizzi
Pain is among the most common reasons that patients seek medical care, and inadequate assessment may result in suboptimal management. Acute pain in response to trauma or surgery can be complex, variable, and dynamic, but its assessment is often simplistic and brief. One-dimensional rating scale measures of pain severity facilitate rapid evaluation and often form the basis of treatment algorithms. However, additional features of pain should inform the selection of a treatment regimen, and can include pain qualities, duration, impact on functional capabilities, and underlying cause...
July 2014: Postgraduate Medicine
Aidar R Gosmanov, Elvira O Gosmanova, Erika Dillard-Cannon
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a rare yet potentially fatal hyperglycemic crisis that can occur in patients with both type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. Due to its increasing incidence and economic impact related to the treatment and associated morbidity, effective management and prevention is key. Elements of management include making the appropriate diagnosis using current laboratory tools and clinical criteria and coordinating fluid resuscitation, insulin therapy, and electrolyte replacement through feedback obtained from timely patient monitoring and knowledge of resolution criteria...
2014: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
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