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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741863/development-of-quality-metrics-for-ambulatory-pediatric-cardiology-infection-prevention
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Jonathan N Johnson, Cindy S Barrett, Wayne H Franklin, Eric M Graham, Nancy J Halnon, Brandy A Hattendorf, Catherine D Krawczeski, James J McGovern, Matthew J O'Connor, Amy H Schultz, Jeffrey M Vinocur, Devyani Chowdhury, Jeffrey B Anderson
INTRODUCTION: In 2012, the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Adult Congenital and Pediatric Cardiology Council established a program to develop quality metrics to guide ambulatory practices for pediatric cardiology. The council chose five areas on which to focus their efforts; chest pain, Kawasaki Disease, tetralogy of Fallot, transposition of the great arteries after arterial switch, and infection prevention. Here, we sought to describe the process, evaluation, and results of the Infection Prevention Committee's metric design process...
July 25, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737997/adolescent-and-young-adult-cancer-survivors-experiences-of-the-healthcare-system-a-qualitative-study
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Elizabeth A May, Brittany C McGill, Eden G Robertson, Antoinette Anazodo, Claire E Wakefield, Ursula M Sansom-Daly
PURPOSE: To qualitatively examine the experiences of diagnosis and treatment, and attitudes toward ongoing healthcare of adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors of AYA cancer, to determine barriers to healthcare engagement in the early survivorship period. METHODS: Forty-two participants aged between 15 and 25 years were recruited between February 2013 and October 2015 as part of a larger Australia-wide study. This study analyzed data collected through a semistructured telephone interview...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737545/the-perinatal-neonatal-care-journey-for-parents-of-preterm-infants-what-is-working-and-what-can-be-improved
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Linda S Franck, Alison McNulty, Fiona Alderdice
Preterm birth is traumatic for parents, but there are few reports of parents' views on how the healthcare journey can be improved. This secondary thematic analysis used focus group data from parent consultation on proposed neonatal services standards for Northern Ireland to discover parents' experiences and recommendations for the perinatal, neonatal, and home care phases. Parents of preterm infants (n = 40) described their healthcare journey as positive overall and were grateful for the caring and competent care providers they encountered...
July 2017: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728553/supporting-and-retaining-village-health-teams-an-assessment-of-a-community-health-worker-program-in-two-ugandan-districts
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Daniel C Mays, Edward J O'Neil, Edison A Mworozi, Benjamin J Lough, Zachary J Tabb, Ashlyn E Whitlock, Edward M Mutimba, Zohray M Talib
BACKGROUND: Uganda's national community health worker program involves volunteer Village Health Teams (VHTs) delivering basic health services and education. Evidence demonstrates their positive impact on health outcomes, particularly for Ugandans who would otherwise lack access to health services. Despite their impact, VHTs are not optimally supported and attrition is a growing problem. In this study, we examined the support needs and existing challenges of VHTs in two Ugandan districts and evaluated specific factors associated with long-term retention...
July 20, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727258/changing-systems-through-effective-teams-a-role-for-simulation
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Elizabeth D Rosenman, Rosemarie Fernandez, Ambrose H Wong, Michael Cassara, Dylan D Cooper, Maybelle Kou, Torrey A Laack, Ivette Motola, Jessica R Parsons, Benjamin R Levine, James A Grand
Teams are the building blocks of the healthcare system, with growing evidence linking the quality of health care to team effectiveness, and team effectiveness to team training. Simulation has been identified as an effective modality for team training and assessment. Despite this, there are gaps in methodology, measurement, and implementation that prevent maximizing the impact of simulation modalities on team performance. As part of the 2017 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference "Catalyzing System Change through Health Care Simulation: Systems, Competency, and Outcomes," we explored the impact of simulation on various aspects of team effectiveness...
July 20, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726532/local-to-global-working-together-to-meet-the-needs-of-vulnerable-communities
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Anne Dressel, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Ann Dietrich, Ellen Chirwa, Florence Mgawadere, Sylvia Kambalametore, Peninnah Kako
Since 2012, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) faculty from nursing and physical therapy (PT) have been working together towards a common goal: to meet the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations in Malawi and Milwaukee. Sharing valuable knowledge and understanding one another's professions have allowed us to develop interprofessional education (IPE) learning experiences for students to help identify how quality of life could be improved or enhanced for children and their families across two different geographic spaces, one in rural Malawi and the other in urban Milwaukee...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725149/using-an-integrated-information-system-to-reduce-interruptions-and-the-number-of-non-relevant-contacts-in-the-inpatient-pharmacy-at-tertiary-hospital
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Saleh Binobaid, Mohammed Almeziny, Ip-Shing Fan
Patient care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals intended for high-quality and safe patient care. Accordingly, the team must work synergistically and communicate efficiently. In many hospitals, nursing and pharmacy communication relies mainly on telephone calls. In fact, numerous studies have reported telephone calls as a source of interruption for both pharmacy and nursing operations; therefore, the workload increases and the chance of errors raises. This report describes the implementation of an integrated information system that possibly can reduce telephone calls through providing real-time tracking capabilities and sorting prescriptions urgency, thus significantly improving traceability of all prescriptions inside pharmacy...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724031/methodological-challenges-in-the-use-of-focus-groups-with-people-with-severe-mental-illness
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Rosana Teresa Onocko-Campos, Alberto Rodolfo Giovanello Díaz, Catarina Magalhães Dahl, Erotildes Maria Leal, Octavio Domont de Serpa
This study addresses the practical, methodological and ethical challenges that were found in three studies that used focus groups with people with severe mental illness, in the context of community mental health services in Brazil. Focus groups are a powerful tool in health research that need to be better discussed in research with people with severe mental illness, in the context of community mental health facilities. This study is based on the authors' experience of conducting and analyzing focus groups in three different cities - Campinas, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador - between 2006-2010...
July 13, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720558/my-team-of-care-study-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-communication-tool-for-collaborative-care-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Teja Voruganti, Eva Grunfeld, Trevor Jamieson, Allison M Kurahashi, Bhadra Lokuge, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Muhammad Mamdani, Rahim Moineddin, Amna Husain
BACKGROUND: The management of patients with complex care needs requires the expertise of health care providers from multiple settings and specialties. As such, there is a need for cross-setting, cross-disciplinary solutions that address deficits in communication and continuity of care. We have developed a Web-based tool for clinical collaboration, called Loop, which assembles the patient and care team in a virtual space for the purpose of facilitating communication around care management...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720272/an-ethnographic-exploration-of-the-delivery-of-psychosocial-care-to-children-with-cancer-in-argentina
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Eugenia Brage, Cecilia Vindrola-Padros
PURPOSE: The integration of psychosocial care in the routine care of cancer patients has been set as an international standard, but there are healthcare contexts where these services are lacking as psychosocial care providers are not incorporated in multidisciplinary teams and screening for psychological distress is not carried out routinely or systematically. METHOD: In this article, we discuss the findings from an ethnographic study that focused on exploring the working experiences of psychosocial care providers from one children's hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716117/stress-prevention-work-a-study-protocol-for-the-evaluation-of-a-multifaceted-integral-stress-prevention-strategy-to-prevent-employee-stress-in-a-healthcare-organization-a-cluster-controlled-trial
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Rianne J A Hoek, Bo M Havermans, Irene L D Houtman, Evelien P M Brouwers, Yvonne F Heerkens, Moniek C Zijlstra-Vlasveld, Johannes R Anema, Allard J van der Beek, Cécile R L Boot
BACKGROUND: Adequate implementation of work-related stress management interventions can reduce or prevent work-related stress and sick leave in organizations. We developed a multifaceted integral stress-prevention strategy for organizations from several sectors that includes a digital platform and collaborative learning network. The digital platform contains a stepwise protocol to implement work-related stress-management interventions. It includes stress screeners, interventions and intervention providers to facilitate access to and the selection of matching work-related stress-management interventions...
July 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713128/introduction-community-academic-partnerships-in-research-and-public-health
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Emily E Anderson, Kevin J Valadares
This symposium includes twelve personal narratives from individuals and teams who have been engaged in community-academic partnerships in research and public health. This issue also includes four commentaries on these narratives by experts in patient and research subject advocacy, healthcare and biomedical ethics, social science, and health education funding. While much has been written about community-academic partnerships, what appears in the literature does not include in-depth, personal reflection on the challenges and obstacles faced in these partnerships...
2017: Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713073/dementia-friendly-interventions-to-improve-the-care-of-people-living-with-dementia-admitted-to-hospitals-a-realist-review
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Melanie Handley, Frances Bunn, Claire Goodman
OBJECTIVES: To identify features of programmes and approaches to make healthcare delivery in secondary healthcare settings more dementia-friendly, providing a context-relevant understanding of how interventions achieve outcomes for people living with dementia. DESIGN: A realist review conducted in three phases: (1) stakeholder interviews and scoping of the literature to develop an initial programme theory for providing effective dementia care; (2) structured retrieval and extraction of evidence; and (3) analysis and synthesis to build and refine the programme theory...
July 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708752/prevalence-of-burnout-in-health-professionals-working-in-palliative-care-a-systematic-review
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Vitor Parola, Adriana Coelho, Daniela Cardoso, Anna Sandgren, João Apóstolo
BACKGROUND: More than ever, the current increasing need for palliative care leads to health professionals providing this type of care which further leads to multiple challenges, and stressful and demanding situations. The multiple challenges of working in palliative care put health professionals working in this context at the risk of burnout. OBJECTIVES: To examine the evidence on the prevalence of burnout among health professionals working in palliative care. INCLUSION CRITERIA TYPES OF PARTICIPANTS: The current review included studies that encompass qualified health professionals working in palliative care, caring for patients 18 years of age or older...
July 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705157/ward-social-workers-views-of-what-facilitates-or-hinders-collaboration-with-specialist-palliative-care-team-social-workers-a-grounded-theory
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Janice Firn, Nancy Preston, Catherine Walshe
BACKGROUND: Inpatient, generalist social workers in discharge planning roles work alongside specialist palliative care social workers to care for patients, often resulting in two social workers being concurrently involved in the same patient's care. Previous studies identifying components of effective collaboration, which impacts patient outcomes, care efficiency, professional job satisfaction, and healthcare costs, were conducted with nurses and physicians but not social workers. This study explores ward social workers' perceptions of what facilitates or hinders collaboration with palliative care social workers...
July 14, 2017: BMC Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700461/student-hotspotting-teaching-the-interprofessional-care-of-complex-patients
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Pablo Bedoya, Katherine Neuhausen, Alan Dow, E Marshall Brooks, Dawn Mautner, Rebecca S Etz
PROBLEM: Individuals with complex health and social needs drive much of the total cost of care. Addressing these individuals' needs and decreasing costs requires interprofessional teams, called "hotspotters," who engage with communities with high utilization. Training health professions students to succeed in the hotspotting approach may benefit trainees, academic health centers (AHCs), and communities. APPROACH: The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and the Association of American Medical Colleges launched the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative in 2014...
July 11, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698924/development-of-a-novel-work-related-questionnaire-for-upper-extremity-disorders-worq-up
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Bas R J Aerts, P Paul F M Kuijer, Annechien Beumer, Denise Eygendaal, Monique H W Frings-Dresen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to develop a patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) that identifies work-related limitations among patients with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders in order to enhance work-directed care in daily orthopaedic practice, and to assess its content validity. METHODS: The questionnaire was developed following the evaluation of existing PROMs and consensus within the research team. The content validity was assessed in three steps: (1) one on one interviews with patients (n = 14) were held to discuss the clarity and possible adaptation of items; (2) experts from the field (physiotherapists, insurance physicians, occupational health physicians, rehabilitation physicians and orthopaedic surgeons) were approached to participate in an interview to discuss the clarity, relevance and missing items; (3) patients (n = 12) were interviewed one on one to discuss the final version...
July 11, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698827/evaluating-student-attitudes-perceptions-of-interprofessional-experiences-following-participation-in-a-student-run-free-clinic
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Aleksandr Kovalskiy, Rahim Ismail, Kelvin Tran, Anand Desai, Amna Imran, Caridad Hernandez
It is increasingly evident that patient health outcomes are improved when they are treated by an effective interdisciplinary healthcare team. Many also endorse that learning to function collaboratively in interdisciplinary settings should start at the onset of one's medical education. Student-run free clinics, such as the University of Central Florida College of Medicine's (UCF COM) KNIGHTS (Keeping Neighbors In Good Health Through Service) Clinic, provide opportunities for students to work in concert with other healthcare professionals...
February 23, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697527/-family-health-teams-in-ontario-ideas-for-germany-from-a-canadian-primary-care-model
#19
Lisa-R Ulrich, Thuy-Nga Tia Pham, Ferdinand M Gerlach, Antje Erler
The German healthcare system is struggling with fragmentation of care in the face of an increasing shortage of general practitioners and allied health professionals, and the time-demanding healthcare needs of an aging, multimorbid patient population. Innovative interprofessional, intersectoral models of care are required to ensure adequate access to primary care across a variety of rural and urban settings into the foreseeable future. A team approach to care of the complex multimorbid patient population appears particularly suitable in attracting and retaining the next generation of healthcare professionals, including general practitioners...
July 11, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693631/palliative-care-education-in-latin-america-a-systematic-review-of-training-programs-for-healthcare-professionals
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Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Rosa Mertnoff, Cristina Lasmarias, Xavier Gómez-Batiste
OBJECTIVE: The integration of palliative care (PC) education into medical and nursing curricula has been identified as an international priority. PC education has undergone significant development in Latin America, but gaps in the integration of PC courses into undergraduate and postgraduate curricula remain. The aim of our review was to systematically examine the delivery of PC education in Latin America in order to explore the content and method of delivery of current PC programs, identify gaps in the availability of education opportunities, and document common barriers encountered in the course of their implementation...
July 11, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
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