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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505559/-a-two-phased-study-health-care-professionals-perceptions-of-single-or-multi-use-of-intermittent-catheters
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D McClurg, J Coyle, A Long, K Moore, A Cottenden, C May, M Fader
AIMS: This two phase study aimed to explore health care professionals' teaching and prescribing practice related to intermittent catheterisation and to identify their perceptions about the possible implementation of a mixed (single and multi-use) package for intermittent catheterization. INTRODUCTION: Single-use intermittent catheters are the norm in the UK although multi-use is common in some other countries. A recent Cochrane review found no difference in complications, including urinary tract infection rates, between those using single or multi-use catheters...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505278/cost-effectiveness-of-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy-a-simulation-modelling-approach
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A Vargas-Palacios, D M Meads, M Twiddy, C Czoski Murray, C Hulme, E D Mitchell, A Gregson, P Stanley, J Minton
Objectives: In the UK, patients who require intravenous antimicrobial (IVA) treatment may receive this in the community through outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services. Services include: IVA administration at a hospital outpatient clinic (HO); IVA administration at home by a general nurse (GN) or a specialist nurse (SN); or patient self-administered (SA) IVA administration following training. There is uncertainty regarding which OPAT services represent value for money; this study aimed to estimate their cost-effectiveness...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503642/vulvar-and-vaginal-graft-versus-host-disease-a-healthcare-clinic-initiative
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Naomi Van Dam, Revital Zelker, Ruth Radiano, Ilana Kadmon, Bella Bogorochin, Yevgeni Frank-Kamenetsky
OBJECTIVE: In patients receiving bone marrow transplantation (BMT), their mucosa becomes altered and sclerotic changes in the female external genital organs occur. Although a few studies have specifically addressed vulvar and vaginal graft versus host disease (VVGvHD) and its repercussions on the sexual health and quality of life of patients, VVGvHD can be overlooked by health practitioners. The objective of the study is to describe the initiation of a health care clinic specializing in VVGvHD in a general tertiary hospital...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503641/the-role-of-a-nurse-specialist-in-palliative-care-an-israeli-experience
#4
Suzanne Csorba
Given the severe shortage of physicians in Israel, the Ministry of Health issued a decree that offered advanced authority and responsibilities to experienced nurses; thus, the status of the nurse specialist (NS) was created. The role of NS in Israel is truly varied, incorporating many different facets that range from stabilizing to changing the existing palliative care (PC) orders, including those involving dosages and methods of care provision, issuing of repeat prescriptions, suspending drug treatment, and prescribing new drugs for a patient according to a protocol issued by a physician...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503636/the-various-roles-of-oncology-nurse-specialists-an-international-perspective
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EDITORIAL
Ilana Kadmon
Ilana Kadmon, PhD, RN was for many years a nurse specialist in Breast Cancer at Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel. From 2016, she started the role of a nurse academic consultant at the nursing division at Hadassah. Her PhD is from The University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research involved psychosocial aspects of breast cancer, and the role of the breast care nurse (BCN). She was a pioneer in developing the post of the BCN in Israel. This position was initially developed by her at Hadassah and initiated by the Israel Cancer Association...
April 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500955/economic-evaluation-of-nurse-practitioner-and-clinical-nurse-specialist-roles-a-methodological-review
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Elena Lopatina, Faith Donald, Alba DiCenso, Ruth Martin-Misener, Kelley Kilpatrick, Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Nancy Carter, Kim Reid, Deborah A Marshall
BACKGROUND: Advanced practice nurses (e.g., nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists) have been introduced internationally to increase access to high quality care and to tackle increasing health care expenditures. While randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews have demonstrated the effectiveness of nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist roles, their cost-effectiveness has been challenged. The poor quality of economic evaluations of these roles to date raises the question of whether current economic evaluation guidelines are adequate when examining their cost-effectiveness...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496343/gastroenterologist-and-nurse-management-of-symptoms-after-pelvic-radiotherapy-for-cancer-an-economic-evaluation-of-a-clinical-randomized-controlled-trial-the-orbit-study
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Jake Jordan, Heather Gage, Barbara Benton, Amyn Lalji, Christine Norton, H Jervoise N Andreyev
BACKGROUND: Over 20 distressing gastrointestinal symptoms affect many patients after pelvic radiotherapy, but in the United Kingdom few are referred for assessment. Algorithmic-based treatment delivered by either a consultant gastroenterologist or a clinical nurse specialist has been shown in a randomized trial to be statistically and clinically more effective than provision of a self-help booklet. In this study, we assessed cost-effectiveness. METHODS: Outcomes were measured at baseline (pre-randomization) and 6 months...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494333/implementing-monitoring-technologies-in-care-homes-for-people-with-dementia-a-qualitative-exploration-using-normalization-process-theory
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Alex Hall, Christine Brown Wilson, Emma Stanmore, Chris Todd
BACKGROUND: Ageing societies and a rising prevalence of dementia are associated with increasing demand for care home places. Monitoring technologies (e.g. bed-monitoring systems; wearable location-tracking devices) are appealing to care homes as they may enhance safety, increase resident freedom, and reduce staff burden. However, there are ethical concerns about the use of such technologies, and it is unclear how they might be implemented to deliver their full range of potential benefits...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493636/families-perceptions-of-the-contribution-of-intellectual-disability-clinical-nurse-specialists-id-cnss-in-ireland
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Owen Doody, Eamonn Slevin, Laurence Taggart
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To explore families perceptions of the contribution of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in intellectual disability nursing in Ireland. BACKGROUND: CNS roles have developed over the years and are seen as complex and multifaceted, causing confusion, frustration and controversy. 2001 saw the formal introduction of CNS roles in Ireland across nursing including intellectual disability. DESIGN: A exploratory qualitative approach utilising semi-structured one-to-one interviews with 10 family members regarding their perceptions of the CNS in intellectual disability...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490797/action-on-diabetic-macular-oedema-achieving-optimal-patient-management-in-treating-visual-impairment-due-to-diabetic-eye-disease
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R Gale, P H Scanlon, M Evans, F Ghanchi, Y Yang, G Silvestri, M Freeman, A Maisey, J Napier
This paper identifies best practice recommendations for managing diabetes and sight-threatening diabetic eye disease. The authors provide an update for ophthalmologists and allied healthcare professionals on key aspects of diabetes management, supported by a review of the pertinent literature, and recommend practice principles for optimal patient management in treating visual impairment due to diabetic eye disease. In people with diabetes, early optimal glycaemic control reduces the long-term risk of both microvascular and macrovascular complications...
May 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490412/improving-community-access-to-terminal-phase-medicines-in-australia-identification-of-the-key-considerations-for-the-implementation-of-a-core-medicines-list
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Paul A Tait, Weng Hou Cheung, Michael Wiese, Kirsten Staff
During the terminal phase, access to medicines is critical for people wishing to spend their last days of life at home. Yet, access to medicines can be problematic. The aim of this study was to report the perspectives of specialist and generalist health professionals (HPs) on the issues of community access to medicines for this vulnerable group. A qualitative descriptive study design investigated the views of HPs working in palliative care roles in South Australia. Nurses, doctors and pharmacists described their experiences of accessing medicines for management of terminal phase symptoms during semi-structured focus group discussions...
May 11, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490359/cryopreservation-of-reproductive-material-before-cancer-treatment-a-qualitative-study-of-health-care-professionals-views-about-ways-to-enhance-clinical-care
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Karin Hammarberg, Maggie Kirkman, Catharyn Stern, Robert I McLachlan, Debra Gook, Luk Rombauts, Beverley Vollenhoven, Jane R W Fisher
BACKGROUND: Cancer treatment can diminish fertility in women and men. The need for fertility preservation is growing as increasing numbers of people survive cancer. Cryostorage of reproductive material to preserve potential for conception for cancer survivors has moved from being experimental to being a part of clinical management of women and men who are diagnosed with cancer in their reproductive years. There is little existing evidence about how fertility preservation services can be enhanced to meet the complex needs of patients who are diagnosed with cancer in their reproductive years...
May 10, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483931/alcohol-identification-and-intervention-in-english-emergency-departments
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Robert Patton, Ghiselle Green
AIMS: In the ED, alcohol identification and brief advice is an effective method of reducing consumption and related harms. Our objective was to conduct a national survey of English EDs to determine current practice regarding alcohol identification and provision of brief advice and to compare changes in activity to a previous National Survey conducted in 2011. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey of all consultant-led EDs in England. RESULTS: Of 180 departments, 147 (81...
May 8, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483889/bridging-the-gaps-between-patients-and-primary-care-in-china-a-nationwide-representative-survey
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William C W Wong, Sunfang Jiang, Jason J Ong, Minghui Peng, Eric Wan, Shanzhu Zhu, Cindy L K Lam, Michael R Kidd, Martin Roland
PURPOSE: China introduced a national policy of developing primary care in 2009, establishing 8,669 community health centers (CHCs) by 2014 that employed more than 300,000 staff. These facilities have been underused, however, because of public mistrust of physicians and overreliance on specialist care. METHODS: We selected a stratified random sample of CHCs throughout China based on geographic distribution and urban-suburban ratios between September and December 2015...
May 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483242/prevention-of-post-operative-pediatric-tracheotomy-wounds-a-multidisciplinary-team-approach
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Timothy P McEvoy, Nolan B Seim, Abdullah Aljasser, Charles A Elmaraghy, Brenda Ruth, Leslie Justice, Sarah Begue, Kris R Jatana
OBJECTIVE: Tracheotomy-related pressure wounds have been reported as high as 29%. All advanced stage (stage 3 or 4) wounds are reported by hospitals, and CMS will no longer reimburse healthcare costs to manage them. We present the results of an intensive, multidisciplinary wound prevention strategy starting in the operating room at the time of tracheotomy placement. METHODS: Prospective analysis of a tracheostomy wound care protocol at an academic, tertiary-care pediatric hospital from September 2012 to February 2016...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477307/quality-indicators-in-headache-care-an-implementation-study-in-six-italian-specialist-care-centres
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L Pellesi, S Benemei, V Favoni, C Lupi, E Mampreso, A Negro, M Paolucci, T J Steiner, M Ulivi, S Cevoli, S Guerzoni
BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are highly prevalent, and have a substantial and negative impact on health worldwide. They are largely treatable, but differences in structure, objectives, organization and delivery affect the quality of headache care. In order to recognize and remedy deficiencies in care, the Global Campaign against Headache, in collaboration with the European Headache Federation, recently developed a set of quality indicators for headache services. These require further assessment to demonstrate fitness for purpose...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476130/-waiting-for-and-waiting-in-public-and-private-hospitals-a-qualitative-study-of-patient-trust-in-south-australia
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Paul R Ward, Philippa Rokkas, Clinton Cenko, Mariastella Pulvirenti, Nicola Dean, A Simon Carney, Samantha Meyer
BACKGROUND: Waiting times for hospital appointments, treatment and/or surgery have become a major political and health service problem, leading to national maximum waiting times and policies to reduce waiting times. Quantitative studies have documented waiting times for various types of surgery and longer waiting times in public vs private hospitals. However, very little qualitative research has explored patient experiences of waiting, how this compares between public and private hospitals, and the implications for trust in hospitals and healthcare professionals...
May 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474959/is-a-multidisciplinary-aerodigestive-clinic-more-effective-at-treating-recalcitrant-aerodigestive-complaints-than-a-single-specialist
#18
Janine M Rotsides, Gina M Krakovsky, Dinesh K Pillai, Sona Sehgal, Maura E Collins, Carolyn E Noelke, Nancy M Bauman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the utility of a pediatric multidisciplinary aerodigestive clinic (ADC) in treating recalcitrant aerodigestive conditions. METHODS: Longitudinal observational study of presenting complaints, evaluation, management, and outcome of patients seen during 12 monthly ADCs beginning August 2013. RESULTS: Fifty-five patients were seen by the ADC team (otolaryngology/gastroenterology/pulmonology/speech pathology/nurse practitioner) and followed for a mean 17...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474361/iconnect-ckd-virtual-medical-consulting-a-web-based-chronic-kidney-disease-hypertension-and-diabetes-integrated-care-program
#19
Ivor J Katz, Saiyini Pirabhahar, Paula Williamson, Vishwas Raghunath, Frank Brennan, Anthony O'Sullivan, George Youssef, Cathie Lane, Gary Jacobson, Peter Feldman, John Kelly
AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients overwhelm specialist services and can potentially be managed in the primary care (PC). Opportunistic screening of high risk (HR) patients and follow-up in PC is the most sustainable model of care. A 'virtual consultation' (VC) model instead of traditional face to face (F2F) consultations was used, aiming to assess efficacy and safety of the model. METHODS: Seventy patients were recruited from PC sites and hospital clinics, and followed for one year...
May 4, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473176/managing-menopausal-symptoms-after-breast-cancer-a-multidisciplinary-approach
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REVIEW
Paul A Cohen, Annabelle Brennan, Jennifer L Marino, Christobel M Saunders, Martha Hickey
More than 6 million women worldwide are living with a past diagnosis of breast cancer. Most survive their illness, and management of the long-term consequences of treatment has become a priority in cancer care. Menopausal symptoms affect most breast cancer survivors and may significantly impair quality of life. We describe a multidisciplinary model to evaluate and manage these women using a patient-focused approach. The 'Multidisciplinary Menopause After Cancer Clinic' includes gynecologists, endocrinologists, GPs, a psychologist and a clinical nurse specialist...
April 22, 2017: Maturitas
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