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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638496/effect-of-early-follow-up-after-hospital-discharge-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-heart-failure-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review
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BACKGROUND: Transitions in care can increase patients' vulnerability to adverse events. In particular, patients admitted for heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) have high rates of readmission and return emergency department visits. Heart failure patients have the highest 30-day readmission rates in Canada, and COPD patients comprise the highest volume of readmissions. Combined, these two conditions account for the largest number of emergency department returns...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635066/consensus-development-of-quality-indicators-for-end-of-life-care-for-elders-in-japan
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Harue Masaki, Nobuko Kawai, Keiko Matsumoto, Miyoko Kuwata, Sachiko Yoshioka, Midori Nishiyama, Ryoko Uchino, Hiroko Nagae, Megumi Teshima, Sayuri Sakai, Kazuko Endo
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Quality indicators for end-of-life care have been published; however, none have been developed specifically for nursing in the cultural and traditional context of Japan. This study aimed to develop and build a consensus of quality indicators for end-of-life care for elders in Japan from the perspective of nursing science. METHODS: To develop the quality indicators, we used a literature review, expert panel process, and the Delphi technique among clinical nurse specialists in geriatrics...
June 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619414/health-information-needs-and-reliability-of-sources-among-nondegree-health-sciences-students-a-prerequisite-for-designing-ehealth-literacy
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Hussein Haruna, Ndumiso Tshuma, Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Understanding health information needs and health-seeking behavior is a prerequisite for developing an electronic health information literacy (EHIL) or eHealth literacy program for nondegree health sciences students. At present, interest in researching health information needs and reliable sources paradigms has gained momentum in many countries. However, most studies focus on health professionals and students in higher education institutions. OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at providing new insight and filling the existing gap by examining health information needs and reliability of sources among nondegree health sciences students in Tanzania...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617125/-emergency-nursing-is-the-best-job-you-ll-ever-have
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Layla Haidrani
What is your job? I am a clinical development specialist at Hasbro Children's Hospital, the paediatric division of Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, US. I educate and mentor new graduate nurses from the paediatric emergency department (ED) and inpatient areas.
June 15, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604528/clinical-nurse-specialist-perceptions-of-spiritual-care-nurses-need-support-care-falls-short
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Mitzi M Saunders, Karen Harris, Deborah L Hale
The clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is positioned to influence spiritual care at three levels of practice: patient, nurse, and system. This study, the first to explore CNS spiritual care, reports on CNSs' perceptions in providing spiritual care. Four themes were extracted from interview data: 1) Providing direct spiritual support for patients, 2) Nurses need support in providing spiritual care, 3) Using existing resources, and 4) Spiritual care falls short. Not one CNS mentioned barriers to their direct provision of spiritual care...
July 2017: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604214/evaluation-of-a-drop-in-clinic-for-young-people-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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Hanah Sfar-Gandoura, Gemma Sinead Ryan, Gail Melvin
Aims To implement and evaluate a nurse-led, multi-agency drop-in clinic for young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Method A repeated measures observational study over 12 months exploring clinic attendance and user satisfaction, crisis management and did not attend (DNA) rates, consultant time spent with patients, benefits to quality of care, and service flexibility. Results A total of 62 service users participated. A significant improvement in service user experience was observed (P=0...
June 12, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600757/obstetric-fistula-in-niger-6-month-postoperative-follow-up-of-384-patients-from-the-danja-fistula-center
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Itengre Ouedraogo, Christopher Payne, Rahel Nardos, Avril J Adelman, L Lewis Wall
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The impoverished West African country of Niger has high rates of obstetric fistula. We report a 6-month postoperative follow-up of 384 patients from the Danja Fistula Center and assess factors associated with operative success or failure. METHODS: The medical records of 384 women who had completed a 6-month follow-up after fistula surgery were reviewed. Cases were categorized as "easy," "of intermediate complexity," or "difficult" based on a preoperative points system...
June 9, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599820/towards-reinforcing-telemedicine-adoption-amongst-clinicians-in-nigeria
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Kayode I Adenuga, Noorminshah A Iahad, Suraya Miskon
Telemedicine systems have been considered as a necessary measure to alleviate the shortfall in skilled medical specialists in developing countries. However, the obvious challenge is whether clinicians are willing to use this technological innovation, which has aided medical practice globally. One factor which has received little academic attention is the provision of suitable encouragement for clinicians to adopt telemedicine, in the form of rewards, motivation or incentives. A further consideration for telemedicine usage in developing countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa and Nigeria in particular, are to the severe shortage of available practising clinicians...
August 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594676/retrospective-analysis-of-catheter-acquired-urinary-tract-infection-relationship-to-stroke-diagnosis
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Julia Retelski, Tammy Richardson, Rohan Mahabaleshwarkar, Frank X Gohs, Melanie D Spencer
AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine if a diagnosis of stroke was associated with a higher incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Secondary aims included examining the effect of healthcare-related variables including antibiotic and steroid use, length of stay before catheter insertion, and duration of catheter use on the incidence of CAUTI in stroke patients. DESIGN: This was a retrospective chart review analysis set in a large teaching hospital in the Southeastern United States...
July 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594675/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-the-use-of-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-the-delivery-of-nurse-led-supportive-care-to-women-with-cervical-cancer
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Grigorios Kotronoulas, Fran O'Brien, Mhairi F Simpson, Roma Maguire
PURPOSE/AIMS: Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) can be effectively used to uncover the unmet needs of women with cervical cancer for supportive care. Our aim was to explore the feasibility and acceptability of PROM-driven, nurse-led consultations to enhance delivery of supportive care to women with cervical cancer during active anticancer treatment. DESIGN: A 2-phased, mixed-method prospective study was conducted. Main research variables included feasibility and acceptability parameters of the trialed intervention...
July 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594671/incorporating-relationship-based-care-into-a-nurse-education-program-for-managing-disruptive-patient-behaviors
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Betty Lee, Kristian Del Rosario, Cecily Byron-Iyamah
PURPOSE: In the hospitalized patient, stressors can be manifested as disruptive behaviors. Nursing staff confronted with disruptive behaviors from their patients or families may have difficulty delivering care and developing therapeutic relationships. The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effects of an education program using the concepts of relationship-based care with role-play and reflective practice on the knowledge, attitudes, and confidence of the nursing staff in managing disruptive patient behaviors...
July 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590164/care-of-the-critically-ill-burn-patient-an-overview-from-the-perspective-of-optimizing-palliative-care
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Daniel E Ray, Mohana B Karlekar, Donnelle L Crouse, Margaret Campbell, J Randall Curtis, Jeffrey Edwards, Dana R Lustbader, Anne C Mosenthal, Colleen Mulkerin, Kathleen A Puntillo, David E Weissman, Renee D Boss, Karen J Brasel, Judith E Nelson
Burn specialists have long recognized the need for and role modeled a comprehensive approach incorporating relief of distress as part of care during critical illness. More recently, palliative care specialists have become part of the healthcare team in many US hospitals, especially larger academic institutions that are more likely to have designated burn centers. No current literature describes the intersection of palliative care and burn care or integration of primary and specialist palliative care in this unique context...
June 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589638/inter-observer-reliability-in-reading-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalogram-in-the-newborn-intensive-care-unit
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Bhavesh Mehta, Nadine Griffiths, Kaye Spence, Sharon Laing
AIM: Amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) is widely used in neonates to detect electrical seizure and predict outcome following hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy and other encephalopathy. Because accurate interpretation is important for clinical decision-making and family counselling, inter-observer reliability is a major concern. We aimed to evaluate inter-observer reliability in the interpretation of aEEG tracings in a neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: Three neonatal intensive care unit clinicians with different levels of experience in reading aEEG independently reviewed and scored aEEG traces using standardised criteria, categories and interpretation rules...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587644/current-and-future-perspectives-on-the-management-of-polypharmacy
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Mariam Molokhia, Azeem Majeed
BACKGROUND: Because of ageing populations, the growth in the number of people with multi-morbidity and greater compliance with disease-specific guidelines, polypharmacy is becoming increasingly common. Although the correct drug treatment in patients with complex medical problems can improve clinical outcomes, quality of life and life expectancy, polypharmacy is also associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events, some severe enough to result in hospital admission and even death...
June 6, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582989/a-situation-analysis-of-psychiatrists-in-south-africa-s-rural-primary-healthcare-settings
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Johannes H De Kock, Basil J Pillay
BACKGROUND: South Africa (SA) has been facing serious challenges in providing human resources for the delivery of essential mental health (MH) services. The majority of its prescribing MH specialists, psychiatrists, practise in private, urban and peri-urban areas. The findings of a situation analysis audit of psychiatrist human resources in the public rural primary healthcare (PRPHC) sector are presented in this paper. METHOD: This audit was based on both primary and secondary data...
May 29, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579285/the-experience-of-advanced-practice-nurses-in-us-emergency-care-settings
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Lisa A Wolf, Altair M Delao, Cydne Perhats, Michael D Moon, Margaret J Carman
INTRODUCTION: Little information has been published regarding the actual practice, training, and validation of basic skills and competencies needed by the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the emergency care setting. The purpose of this study was to (1) identify skills being performed by APRNs practicing in emergency care settings (2); explore types of training; and (3) describe competency validation. Additionally, we explored frequency of skill use and facilitators and barriers to performing a skill to the full extent of training and education...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562811/use-of-the-diffusion-of-innovation-model-in-venous-ulcers-by-specialized-professionals
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Eline Lima Borges, Maria Helena Larcher Caliri, Vanderlei JosĂ© Haas, AidĂȘ Ferreira Ferraz, Josimare Otoni Spira, Ana Carolina Tyrone
Objective: To analyze the influence of the evidence and of the opinion of peers on the decisions of specialists regarding the agreement with recommendations for prevention and treatment of venous ulcer. Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with two interventions: provision of studies with the evidence of the recommendations and provision of the opinion of peers, with sample of 73 specialized doctors and nurses. Delphi technique was used in the search for agreement, with three rounds...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558559/-keep-everything-in-perspective
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Sue Morgan MBE trained at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff as a general nurse and then as a sick children's nurse. She was a ward sister before becoming a Macmillan clinical nurse specialist for teenagers and young adults with cancer.
May 31, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557051/when-people-with-dementia-are-perceived-as-witches-consequences-for-patients-and-nurse-education-in-south-africa
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Flora Mkhonto, Ingrid Hanssen
OBJECTIVE: To explore and describe the link between culture and dementia care with the focus on the influence of the belief in dementia as witchcraft and people with dementia as witches. BACKGROUND: In South Africa, especially in townships and rural areas, dementia is often perceived as connected to witchcraft rather than to disease. Persons labelled as witches - mostly elderly women - may be bullied, ostracised, beaten, stoned, burned, even killed. METHOD: One strand of findings from a larger international study is presented with in-depth qualitative interviews of one close family member and seven nurses caring for patients with severe dementia in nursing homes in Tshwane in South Africa...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550422/prospective-evaluation-of-transanal-irrigation-for-fecal-incontinence-and-constipation
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T Juul, P Christensen
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of transanal irrigation on bowel function and quality of life in a prospective cohort of Danish patients with fecal incontinence or constipation. METHODS: Patients with fecal incontinence or constipation of heterogeneous origin were treated by a specialist nurse at the Anal Physiology Clinic/Department of Surgery at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. If satisfactory results were not obtained after conservative bowel management, patients were instructed in the use the transanal irrigation procedure and were consecutively recruited for this observational cohort study in the period from March 2010 to September 2013...
May 26, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
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