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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29932563/improving-blood-pressure-and-weight-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Paula Perry Hampton, Jerell D Chua, Emily Johnson, Barbara J Edlund
The purpose of this study was to improve healthcare outcomes by reducing blood pressure and weight in adult patients with diabetes at afederally qualified health center. NextGen electronic health record was used to review aggregate data of blood pressures and weight pre-intervention and post-intervention for women and men (N = 304) between 20 and 87 years of age with type 2 diabetes and a BMI : 30. Findings from this study showed that blood pressure and weight did not improve as anticipated using a variety of educational approaches and strategies within the study population...
July 2017: Journal of National Black Nurses' Association: JNBNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29927648/toward-real-time-infoveillance-of-twitter-health-messages
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Jason B Colditz, Kar-Hai Chu, Sherry L Emery, Chandler R Larkin, A Everette James, Joel Welling, Brian A Primack
There is growing interest in conducting public health research using data from social media. In particular, Twitter "infoveillance" has demonstrated utility across health contexts. However, rigorous and reproducible methodologies for using Twitter data in public health are not yet well articulated, particularly those related to content analysis, which is a highly popular approach. In 2014, we gathered an interdisciplinary team of health science researchers, computer scientists, and methodologists to begin implementing an open-source framework for real-time infoveillance of Twitter health messages (RITHM)...
June 21, 2018: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29920504/building-bridges-between-gerontology-and-elder-law
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Nina Kohn, Maria Brown, Israel Doron
BACKGROUND: Academics have long called for greater interaction between gerontologists and legal scholars. However, prior studies have suggested that disciplinary borders remain a barrier to such interaction, hampering gerontology's ability to function as a truly multi- or interdisciplinary field. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to understand the nature of current interactions between legal scholars and gerontologists, and to identify opportunities to advance scientific dialogue and cooperation between the two...
June 19, 2018: Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29916562/-chronic-patient-and-a-circular-care-related-prevention-treatment-rehabilitation-model
#4
Gianni Giorgi
OBJECTIVES: The increase in the average life expectancy entails elderly and chronic patients as hospital users, often dependents and requiring recurrent hospitalizations. In this framework, an innovative model of care management is essential to ensure appropriateness and sustainability of health services. METHODS: A highly specialized care-related prevention-treatment-rehabilitation approach in which pharmacological, surgical, physical and intellectual disability therapies coexist in a synergistic manner, is the answer to this new emerging need...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro Ed Ergonomia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912676/evaluation-of-team-dynamics-before-and-after-remote-simulation-training-utilizing-certain-platform
#5
Kelly M Pennington, Yue Dong, Hongchuan H Coville, Bo Wang, Ognjen Gajic, Diana J Kelm
OBJECTIVE: The current study examines the feasibility and potential effects of long distance, remote simulation training on team dynamics. DESIGN: The study design was a prospective study evaluating team dynamics before and after remote simulation. SUBJECTS: Study subjects consisted of interdisciplinary teams (attending physicians, physicians in training, advanced care practitioners, and/or nurses). SETTING: The study was conducted at nine training sites in eight countries...
December 2018: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29912025/using-lean-to-enhance-heart-failure-patient-identification-processes-and-increase-core-measure-scores
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Jennifer R Hunt, Kelli Jo Ouellette, Michelle Reece
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of hospitalization among older adults in the United States. Health systems target readmission rates for quality improvement and cost reduction. LOCAL PROBLEM: Heart failure core measure (CM) scores at our medical center were lower than the national average, and methods for capturing the appropriate documentation on HF patients to ensure CM compliance were not clear. METHODS: An interdisciplinary team determined barriers to increasing CM scores, gathered baseline data, and identified gaps in the existing process...
June 14, 2018: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29911163/first-global-flipped-classroom-in-one-health-from-moocs-to-research-on-real-world-challenges
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Rafael Ruiz de Castañeda, Amanda Garrison, Philippe Haeberli, Lisa Crump, Jakob Zinsstag, André Ravel, Antoine Flahault, Isabelle Bolon
In 2016 and 2017 the first three MOOCs (Massive Online Open Course) addressing One Health were released, two of them by University of Geneva and University of Basel (Switzerland). With the support of Swiss School of Public Health and using these two highly interdisciplinary MOOCs, the first 'Global Flipped Classroom in One Health' was organized in Geneva and Basel in July 2017. This innovative event gathered 12 Swiss and international MOOC learners to work on specific public/global health challenges at the human-animal-ecosystem interface in interdisciplinary teams supported by experts from academia and international organisations (e...
June 2018: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29911079/evaluation-of-benefits-and-accuracy-of-a-mobile-application-in-planning-total-knee-arthroplasties
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João Bosco Sales Nogueira, Abrahão Cavalcante Gomes de Souza Carvalho, Edgar Marçal de Barros Filho, Leonardo Heráclio do Carmo Araújo, Marcelo José Cortez Bezerra, Marco Kawamura Demange
Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of an application when planning total knee arthroplasties (TKA), besides the accuracy when measuring the anatomical-mechanical femoral angle (AMFA), comparing, also, the time spent during planning a TKA manually and by using the application. Methods: An interdisciplinary team involving health and computer science areas established activities in order to develop the application. After development, 24 physicians underwent an application usability test...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909797/a-review-of-integrated-heart-failure-care
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Julie MacInnes, Liz Williams
AimThe aim of this integrative review is to determine the effectiveness of integrated heart failure (HF) care in terms of patient-, service- and resource-related outcomes, and to determine what model or characteristics of integrated care work best, for whom and in what contexts. BACKGROUND: Integration of health and social care services is a significant driver in the development of better and more cost-effective health and social care systems in Europe and developed countries. As high users of health and social care services, considerable attention has been paid to the care of people with long-term conditions...
June 18, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29904536/communicating-climate-change-lessons-learned-from-a-researcher-museum-collaboration
#10
Christopher T Parker, Debbie Cockerham, Ann W Foss
The need for science education and outreach is great. However, despite the ever-growing body of available scientific information, facts are often misrepresented to or misunderstood by the general public. This can result in uninformed decisions that negatively impact society at both individual and community levels. One solution to this problem is to make scientific information more available to the public through outreach programs. Most outreach programs, however, focus on health initiatives, STEM programs, or young audiences exclusively...
2018: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29898713/what-are-the-effective-elements-in-patient-centered-and-multimorbidity-care-a-scoping-review
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Marie-Eve Poitras, Marie-Eve Maltais, Louisa Bestard-Denommé, Moira Stewart, Martin Fortin
BACKGROUND: Interventions to improve patient-centered care for persons with multimorbidity are in constant growth. To date, the emphasis has been on two separate kinds of interventions, those based on a patient-centered care approach with persons with chronic disease and the other ones created specifically for persons with multimorbidity. Their effectiveness in primary healthcare is well documented. Currently, none of these interventions have synthesized a patient-centered care approach for care for multimorbidity...
June 14, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29897450/prompting-technology-and-persons-with-dementia-the-significance-of-context-and-communication
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Rachel Braley, Rochelle Fritz, Catherine R Van Son, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
Background and Objectives: Smart home auto-prompting has the potential to increase the functional independence of persons with dementia (PWDs) and decrease caregiver burden as instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) are completed at home. To improve prompting technologies, we sought to inductively understand how PWDs responded to auto-prompting while performing IADL tasks. Research Design and Methods: Fifteen PWDs completed eight IADLs in a smart home testbed and received a hierarchy of verbal auto-prompts (indirect, direct, multimodal) as needed for task completion...
June 12, 2018: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29896805/expertise-redundancy-transactive-memory-and-team-performance-in-interdisciplinary-care-teams
#13
Xi Zhu, Douglas R Wholey
OBJECTIVE: To examine how expertise redundancy and transactive memory (TM) in interdisciplinary care teams (ICTs) are related to team performance. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Survey and administrative data were collected from 26 interdisciplinary mental health teams. STUDY DESIGN: The study used a longitudinal, observational design. Independent variables were measured at baseline, 6, and 12 months: expertise redundancy (the extent to which team members possess highly overlapping knowledge), TM accuracy (the extent to which team members accurately recognize experts in relevant knowledge domains), and TM consensus (the extent to which team members agree on who is expert in which knowledge domain)...
June 12, 2018: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892980/the-perspective-of-allied-health-staff-on-the-role-of-nurses-in-sub-acute-care
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Robin Digby, Danielle Bolster, Andrew Perta, Tracey K Bucknall
AIM: To explore allied health staff perceptions on the role of nurses in sub-acute care wards. BACKGROUND: A consequence of earlier discharge from acute hospitals is higher acuity of patients in sub-acute care. The impact on nurses' roles and required skill mix remains unknown. Similarly, nurses' integration into the rehabilitation team is ambiguous. DESIGN: Descriptive qualitative inquiry. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews conducted with 14 allied health staff from one sub-acute care facility in Melbourne, Australia...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29891523/outcomes-from-a-patient-centered-interprofessional-palliative-consult-team-in-oncology
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Andrea Feldstain, Barry D Bultz, Janet de Groot, Amane Abdul-Razzak, Leonie Herx, Lyle Galloway, Srini Chary, Aynharan Sinnarajah
Background: Palliative care aims to improve suffering and quality of life for patients with life-limiting disease. This study evaluated an interdisciplinary palliative consultation team for outpatients with advanced cancer at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. This team traditionally offered palliative medicine and recently integrated a specialized psychosocial clinician. Historic patient-reported clinical outcomes were reviewed. There were no a priori hypotheses. Methods: A total of 180 chart reviews were performed in 8 sample months in 2015 and 2016; 114 patients were included...
June 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29888800/expanding-opportunities-in-the-post-acute-long-term-care-pa-ltc-setting-bringing-medication-safety-to-the-next-level
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Nicole J Brandt, Chad Worz, Sharon F Clackum
Skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes are a care setting that offers increasing opportunities for pharmacists to be leaders when addressing the new updated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements coupled with the enhanced quality measures reporting. Additionally, the complexity of the medication-related needs and comorbidities of the patients served in long-term care facilities promotes pharmacists practicing to the top of their license. Medication stewardship needs to be an interdisciplinary team activity led by the pharmacist...
June 11, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887303/effectiveness-of-multidisciplinary-consultation-for-older-adults-with-alzheimer-s-disease-in-response-to-acute-situations
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P Koskas, C Pons-Peyneau, M Romdhani, N Houenou-Quenum, A Tigue-Wato, S Galleron, O Drunat
BACKGROUND: To avoid emergency hospitalisation of elderly people with dementia, which often has negative consequences, there are two main approaches: consultation and day care hospitalisation. However, it usually takes some time to arrange a consultation, and geriatric day hospital facilities are over-subscribed and costly. In 2014, we created a "consultation de crise" (CMC) programme in our sector of Paris, with several special features: a short wait for an appointment, a consultation involving an interdisciplinary team, a weekly multi-disciplinary meeting to reassess complex patients, and the possibility of a rapid referral to a social worker...
June 7, 2018: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885712/interdisciplinary-team-huddles-for-fetal-heart-rate-tracing-review
#18
Lisa Thompson, Cynthia Krening, Dolores Parrett
To address an increase in unexpected poor outcomes in term neonates, our team developed a goal of high reliability and improved fetal safety in the culture of the Labor and Delivery nursing department. We implemented interdisciplinary reviews of fetal heart rate, along with a Category II fetal heart rate management algorithm and a fetal heart rate assessment rapid response alert to call for unscheduled reviews when needed. Enhanced communication between nurses and other clinicians supported an interdisciplinary approach to fetal safety, and we observed an improvement in health outcomes for term neonates...
June 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29885456/trends-of-earlier-palliative-care-consultation-in-advanced-cancer-patients-receiving-palliative-radiation-therapy
#19
Sanders Chang, Keith Sigel, Nathan E Goldstein, Juan Wisnivesky, Kavita V Dharmarajan
CONTEXT: The American Society of Clinical Oncology recommends that all patients with metastatic disease receive dedicated palliative care (PC) services early in their illness, ideally via interdisciplinary care teams. OBJECTIVES: We investigated the time trends of specialty palliative care consultations from the date of metastatic cancer diagnosis among patients receiving palliative radiation therapy (PRT). A shorter time interval between metastatic diagnosis and first PC consultation suggests earlier involvement of palliative care in a patient's life with metastatic cancer...
June 6, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29882968/team-science-justice-and-the-co-production-of-knowledge
#20
Jacob Kraemer Tebes
Science increasingly consists of interdisciplinary team-based research to address complex social, biomedical, public health, and global challenges through a practice known as team science. In this article, I discuss the added value of team science, including participatory team science, for generating scientific knowledge. Participatory team science involves the inclusion of public stakeholders on science teams as co-producers of knowledge. I also discuss how constructivism offers a common philosophical foundation for both community psychology and team science, and how this foundation aligns well with contemporary developments in science that emphasize the co-production of knowledge...
June 8, 2018: American Journal of Community Psychology
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