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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202747/nurse-led-care-for-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review-of-the-effect-on-quality-of-care
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Stephanie Garner, Elena Lopatina, James A Rankin, Deborah A Marshall
OBJECTIVE: In the nurse-led care (NLC) model, nurses take on the primary responsibility for patient management. We systematically assessed the effect of NLC for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on multiple dimensions of quality of care from the Alberta Quality of Care Matrix for Health. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and CINAHL from 1950 to January 2015. English-language studies were included if they reported on NLC for patients with RA and assessed 1 or more dimensions of quality (effectiveness, acceptability, efficiency, accessibility, appropriateness, and safety)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198943/clinic-validation-protocol-for-venous-ulcers-in-high-complexity
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Daniele Vieira Dantas, Gilson de Vasconcelos Torres, Marina de Góes Salvetti, Isabelle Katherinne Fernandes Costa, Rodrigo Assis Neves Dantas, Rhayssa de Oliveira E Araújo
Objective: To perform clinical validation of a clinical protocol for treatment of individuals with venous ulcers in highly complex health services. Method: Methodological quantitative study conducted by four specialist nurses who evaluated 32 patients with venous ulcers, at the Onofre Lopes University Hospital, in Natal/Rio Grande do Norte. Data was collected between July and December/2013 and analysis was carried out using Kappa test (K), considering K ≥ 0.61...
February 9, 2017: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198762/enhancing-a-culture-of-inquiry-the-role-of-a-clinical-nurse-specialist-in-supporting-the-adoption-of-evidence
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Amy E Patterson, Tina M Mason, Pamela Duncan
This article describes a Magnet®-designated, national cancer institute comprehensive cancer center's quest to restructure the organization's evidence-based practice (EBP)/performance improvement (PI) framework leveraging the role of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) as a coach to support staff nurses in EBP/PI initiatives. The support of the CNS is essential in developing effective projects, minimizing barriers, and maintaining a level of engagement in the EBP process from problem identification through dissemination and sustainment of practice changes...
March 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198759/how-specialty-certification-influences-professional-practice
#4
Sharon Vanairsdale
Certified Nurses Day (March 19) honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through board certification in their specialty. In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, Sharon Vanairsdale, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, NP-C, CEN, program director for Emory University Hospital's Serious Communicable Diseases Unit, discusses the value of certification, what it means to her professional practice, and how it helps to champion her work. Ms Vanairsdale is triple certified as a certified emergency nurse, an adult clinical nurse specialist, and an adult nurse practitioner...
March 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186480/evidence-based-practice-of-nurses-working-in-university-hospitals-in-the-french-speaking-part-of-switzerland-a-descriptive-and-correlational-study
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Jenny Gentizon, Patricia Borrero, Sonja Vincent-Suter, Pierluigi Ballabeni, Diane Morin, Manuela Eicher
Introduction : evidence-based practice (EBP) is too scarcely applied in nursing and is a key contemporary challenge for the discipline. Method and objective : This descriptive and correlational study invited 221 nurses working in three different clinical settings of university hospitals in Switzerland. The objective of this study was to describe their level of knowledge, beliefs and implementation of EBP. Results : of the 221 nurses in this study, only 67 were familiar EBP (30%). These demonstrate favorable beliefs and attitudes towards EBP, but indicate a lack of skills and knowledge to implement it...
1, 2016: Recherche en Soins Infirmiers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183296/validation-study-of-the-polish-version-of-the-evidence-based-practice-profile-questionnaire
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Mariusz Panczyk, Jarosława Belowska, Aleksander Zarzeka, Łukasz Samoliński, Halina Żmuda-Trzebiatowska, Joanna Gotlib
BACKGROUND: Decisions about patient care in clinical practice should be made based on proven scientific evidence of efficacy and safety (i.e., evidence-based practice [EBP]). Currently, there are no available tools in Poland for assessing the knowledge and attitudes of specialists in health sciences towards EBP. Therefore, by validating the Polish version of the original English Evidence-Based Practice Profile Questionnaire (EBP(2)Q), we may provide an appropriate instrument for assessing EBP...
February 10, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174641/gross-dependent-lower-limb-lymphoedema
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Mairead Marion Hennessy, Gavin Connor O'Brien
Gross-dependent lower limb lymphoedema is an unusual condition which can be painful particularly if ulceration occurs. Focused history and clinical examination in addition to appropriate radiological investigation aid in the diagnosis. It is difficult to treat and requires a multidisciplinary team including vascular surgeons, dermatologists and clinical nurse specialists. The primary treatment option is compression bandaging.
February 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169899/national-attention-on-opioid-use-and-abuse-national-association-of-clinical-nurse-specialists-in-the-forefront
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Melinda Mercer Ray, Jodi Herron Behr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169898/development-and-pilot-implementation-of-a-search-protocol-to-improve-patient-safety-on-a-psychiatric-inpatient-unit
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Frances Abela-Dimech, Kim Johnston, Gillian Strudwick
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: A mental health organization in Ontario, Canada, noted an increase in unsafe items entering locked inpatient units. The purpose of this project was to develop and implement a search protocol to improve patient, staff, and visitor safety by preventing unsafe items from entering a locked inpatient unit. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT: Under the guidance of a clinical nurse specialist, an interprofessional team used the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis framework to identify what items were considered unsafe, how these unsafe items were entering the unit, and what strategies could be used to prevent these items from entering the unit...
March 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169896/activities-of-intellectual-disability-clinical-nurse-specialists-in-ireland
#10
Owen Doody, Eamonn Slevin, Laurence Taggart
PURPOSE/AIM: The aim of this study was to identify the contribution of Irish intellectual disability clinical nurse specialists (ID CNSs) to service delivery. DESIGN: A nonexperimental descriptive design was selected to survey ID CNSs presently working in Ireland. The questionnaire was developed based on focus group interviews, available literature, and expert panel views. METHODS: Ethical approval and access were granted to all ID CNSs in Ireland...
March 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169895/addressing-cognitive-impairment-after-breast-cancer-what-do-women-want
#11
Adele Crouch, Diane Von Ah, Susan Storey
PURPOSE: Cognitive symptoms in breast cancer survivors (BCSs) are common and have a disruptive impact on daily life. Breast cancer survivors frequently engage in self-management strategies to lessen the impact of these cognitive symptoms. There is little information from the perspective of BCS as to their preference of interventions. The purpose of this study was to explore how BCSs cope and self-manage the symptoms associated with cognitive changes, their preferences for the type of intervention(s), and perceived facilitators and barriers to interventions...
March 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168971/the-virtual-fracture-clinic-reducing-unnecessary-review-of-clavicle-fractures
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Rahul Bhattacharyya, Prem Ruben Jayaram, Robin Holliday, Paul Jenkins, Iain Anthony, Lech Rymaszewski
INTRODUCTION: We re-designed the outpatient management of trauma at our institution to eliminate appointments if there would be no change in management or information provision. All cases referred by the Emergency Department (ED) were reviewed at a Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC) by an orthopaedic consultant and telephoned afterwards by a senior nurse. If face-to-face review was required, it was arranged at a specialist shoulder clinic. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the proportion of clavicle fractures that could be discharged without physical review...
January 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157644/the-future-for-follow-up-of-gynaecological-cancer-in-europe-summary-of-available-data-and-overview-of-ongoing-trials
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REVIEW
S C Leeson, K Beaver, N P M Ezendam, R Mačuks, P L Martin-Hirsch, T Miles, M M Jeppesen, P T Jensen, P Zola
After completing treatment, most patients follow a pre-determined schedule of regular hospital outpatient appointments, which includes clinical examinations, consultations and routine tests. After several years of surveillance, patients are transferred back to primary care. However, there is limited evidence to support the effectiveness and efficiency of this approach. This paper examines the current rationale and evidence base for hospital-based follow-up after treatment for gynaecological cancer. We investigate what alternative models of care have been formally evaluated and what research is currently in progress in Europe, in order to make tentative recommendations for a model of follow-up...
January 19, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156488/new-primary-palliative-care-pc-model-for-community-cancer-clinics-ccc
#14
Deborah Gray, Stephanie Struve, Carol Huibregtse, Qiaofang Chen
: 159 Background: Our CCC serving a mixed rural/urban population is part of a large integrated healthcare system in Eastern WI. The closest PC specialist/team is 45 miles away at one of the tertiary care facilities. To fill this service gap we implemented a primary PC model. An initial outpatient palliative care family conference (OFC) and use of cancer nurse navigators (CNN)are hallmarks of this program. METHODS: The VLCC, housed in a standalone facility is staffed by two medical oncologists and one radiation oncologist and has an infusion center and a full-fledged radiation oncology unit with support staff, including cancer nurse navigators, research nurses, social workers, a clinical psychologist, a pharmacist, a nutritionist, a therapy dog and a chaplain...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152963/kaiser-permanente-georgia-colon-cancer-care-through-the-science-of-performance-improvement
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: 250 Background: While our patients reported high satisfaction with the care they received, Kaiser Permanente Georgia's baseline assessment found variation in the way our colon cancer patients were diagnosed and received care. This variation also effects the cycle time from diagnosis to initiation of treatment (surgery or first infusion). METHODS: Using Kaiser Permanente's Performance Improvement methodology and interdisciplinary cooperation, this project launched in January of 2014...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141609/identification-and-management-of-human-trafficking-victims-in-the-emergency-department
#16
REVIEW
Lisa M Hachey, Julia C Phillippi
Health care practitioners serve an important role in identification and assistance of human trafficking victims. Advanced practice registered nurses, including certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners, are in a unique position to interact with persons trafficked and seen in the clinical setting, yet they require knowledge to identify the signs of human trafficking. Lack of training and education has been identified as a barrier for health care professionals to recognize human trafficking victims and implement needed health care services (; )...
January 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132549/improving-clinical-care-for-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#17
Julie Thompson
Progress has been made in the past year in the guidance available for health professionals caring for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In April 2016, the first National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard on IBS in adults was published and new dietary guidelines were developed. Nurses are at the forefront of caring for people with IBS across all healthcare sectors and may have more time to understand the patient's perspective and advise on lifestyle changes than a general practitioner in the average 10-minute consultation...
January 26, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131547/ensuring-safe-transfer-of-pediatric-patients-a-quality-improvement-project-to-standardize-handoff-communication
#18
Lindsey J Patton, Jerithea D Tidwell, Karie L Falder-Saeed, Virginia B Young, Brennan D Lewis, Jacqueline F Binder
BACKGROUND: During a single hospital stay, a patient's care is transferred several times between health care clinicians requiring multiple handoffs. Nurses often voice concerns about feeling unsafe when receiving patients from other areas. AIMS: The aims of the intradepartmental quality improvement project were to identify the safest way to transfer care of pediatric patients and to improve bedside nurses' knowledge on conducting an evidence based practice project...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124485/addressing-the-mental-health-needs-of-looked-after-children-in-foster-care-the-experiences-of-foster-carers
#19
W York, J Jones
: WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: In the UK and internationally, the number of looked after children is increasing year on year. Mental health problems among looked after children are significantly higher than in the general population, and the uptake of mental health services for these children is low. There is a poor prognosis for children with untreated mental health problems; this is further compounded if the child is within the care system. WHAT DOES THIS PAPER ADD TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: This study adds to our understanding of foster carers' experiences of the mental health needs of looked after children and demonstrates some of the challenges associated with accessing appropriate and timely mental health services...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122286/does-the-forensic-physician-have-a-role-beyond-injury-documentation-and-specimen-collection-in-australia-a-personal-view
#20
John A M Gall
Clinical forensic medicine (CFM), as a single discipline, encompasses a number of areas of medico-legal practice including injury interpretation, management of sexual and physical assault cases (both adult and child; alleged victim and offender), mental health issues, traffic medicine, custodial medicine and toxicology. The cases are usually alive but in some jurisdictions the forensic practitioner also engages in death investigation with some undertaking autopsies. During the last 20-30 years, the discipline has fragmented with areas being hived off to other medical specialist disciplines and, importantly, to nurses...
February 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
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