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Hisao Nakai, Tomoya Itatani, Ryo Horiike, Kaoru Kyota, Keiko Tsukasaki
Tsunamis cause direct damage to property and destroy infrastructure. In addition, power outages can lead to death, especially for patients who rely on medical equipment requiring a power supply. Recently, Nankai Trough Earthquakes have been predicted, and much effort has been put into developing countermeasures in Japan. Kochi City on Shikoku Island is expected to suffer in the event of a large tsunami. The present study identifies individuals living in Kochi who need evacuation assistance and depend on electrical medical devices, simulates evacuation behavior and inundation during a tsunami using a geographic information system (GIS), and considers the usefulness of such a GIS...
2018: PloS One
Oded Ben-Amotz, Erwin A Kruger, Christine McAndrew, David Bozentka, David Steinberg, Benjamin Chang, Laurent Lantieri, L Scott Levin
Hand transplantation requires precise preoperative planning and surgical execution. Coordinating a transplant team-including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and supporting staff-is a time-sensitive challenge when a donor-recipient match is confirmed. International human limb transplantation occurs when the recipient and donor are in separate countries. We describe the logistics behind the first trans-Atlantic adult bilateral hand transplantation, which, to date, required the highest level of coordination and timing...
June 12, 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Megha Kalsy, Jau-Huei Lin, Bruce E Bray, Katherine A Sward
Core measures are standard metrics to reflect the processes of care provided by hospitals. Hospitals in the United States are expected to extract data from electronic health records, automated computation of core measures, and electronic submission of the quality measures data. Traditional manual calculation processes are time intensive and susceptible to error. Automated calculation has the potential to provide timely, accurate information, which could guide quality-of-care decisions, but this vision has yet to be achieved...
June 21, 2018: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
Fiona Cowdell, Kathleen T Galvin
Understanding people's experience of skin ageing as it is lived can enable sensitive approaches to promoting healthy skin and to care in general. By understanding the insider perspective, what it is like for individuals, a way to sensitise practice for more humanly sensitive care is offered. Through interviews with seventeen community-dwelling older people, the essential meaning of living within ageing skin was illuminated as a state of managed inevitability. The skin is inevitably changing, and ageing skin is a marker of change over time but the person within remains...
June 21, 2018: Nursing Inquiry
Z Canli Özer, I Boz, S Turan Kavradim, G Teskereci
AIM: This paper introduces the study on the European Union Project on complementary therapies and discusses project outputs and results. The goal of the European Union Project was to improve the professional knowledge and skills of women's health and oncology nurses regarding CT. BACKGROUND: The increasing and widespread use of complementary therapies in the women's health and oncology population requires nurses to be educated about their suitable and safe use. Many nurses do not have proper training in complementary therapies and therefore should not inform their patients about them...
June 21, 2018: International Nursing Review
Ute Hirsch, Jörg Zobel
Ergotherapy is part of the multidisciplinary treatment concept in the field of orthopedics and trauma surgery. The occupational therapist treats patients together with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers/pedagogues, speech therapists and other professional groups · with congenital malformations,. · with chronic diseases,. · with degenerative diseases,. · after accidental injuries or surgical interventions.. Therapy takes place in terms of client centricity and sees the patient as a full member of the team...
June 2018: Die Rehabilitation
Annette T Maruca, Desiree A Diaz, Cherrill Stockmann, Laura Gonzalez
AIM: The aim of this research was to evaluate the impact of a transgender simulation on nursing students' affirmative practice when caring for a transgender person. BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of research that assesses the attitudes of nursing students toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons and a deficit in nursing curricula regarding LGBT content. METHOD: A nonexperimental, pretest-posttest design was used to evaluate nursing students' affirmative practice when caring for a transgender patient using the Gay Affirmative Practice Scale...
July 2018: Nursing Education Perspectives
Evi Germeni, Julia Frost, Ruth Garside, Morwenna Rogers, Jose M Valderas, Nicky Britten
BACKGROUND: Reducing unnecessary prescribing remains a key priority for tackling the global rise of antibiotic-resistant infections. AIM: The authors sought to update a 2011 qualitative synthesis of GPs' experiences of antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs), including their views of interventions aimed at more prudent prescribing. They expanded the original scope to encompass all primary care professionals (PCPs) who can prescribe or dispense antibiotics for ARTIs (for example, nurses and pharmacists)...
June 18, 2018: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Magnhild Singstad Høivik, Stian Lydersen, Ingunn Ranøyen, Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Research is scarce on how mothers' symptoms of personality disorders are linked to the mother-toddler relationship. In this study we have explored the extent to which these symptoms are associated with mutual mother-toddler interactions assessed 1 year after the initial assessment. METHODS: Mothers and their 0-24-month-old children (n = 112) were recruited by nurses at well-baby clinics due to either self-reported or observed mother-toddler interaction problems...
June 18, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
K B Nilsen, D Matrea
Aims Sleep restriction (SR) increases pain sensitivity. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of night work on pain sensitivity with experimental SR. Methods In study I 22 healthy volunteers (14 females) and in study II 24 nurses (17 females) received pain stimuli in the laboratory twice; after 2 nights with habitual sleep (study I and II) and after 2 nights of experimental 50% SR (study I) or after 2 nights of work (study II). Order of sleep conditions was randomized. Heat pain at intensity 6/10 (pain-6), the pressure pain threshold (PPT), and subjective sleepiness with Karolinska sleepiness scale (KSS) were assessed...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Preet Kaur Sahota, Siri Shastry, Dana B Mukamel, Linda Murphy, Narisu Yang, Shahram Lotfipour, Bharath Chakravarthy
INTRODUCTION: The opioid drug epidemic is a major public health concern and an economic burden in the United States. The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the reliability and validity of screening instruments used in emergency medicine settings to detect opioid use in patients and to assess psychometric data for each screening instrument. METHODS: PubMed/MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature and ClinicalTrials...
May 24, 2018: Addictive Behaviors
Luna Chang, Shu-Chuan Chen, Shu-Ling Hung
Based on 2015 annual report of foreign spouse populations were above 507,266 people in Taiwan. Most of them (68%) came from Mainland China, 29% from south-east Asia. 92% of foreign spouses were female (2015). Therefore, a challenge arises for nursing students to provide care to clients with multiple cultural variations in Taiwan. The study objectives were to explore the related factors of cultural care competence and estimate the effects of a short-term reinforced cultural course. The study used a quasi-experimental design...
May 19, 2018: Nurse Education in Practice
Constance E McIntosh, Jessica Gundlach, Pamela Brelage, Storey Snyder
School nurses are essential healthcare providers to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In providing this care, school nurses may need to accommodate the unique challenges that children with ASD may face, including but not limited to sensory sensitivities, communicative and social difficulties, difficulties remembering event sequencing and directions, and poor time management skills. The aim of this article is to provide school nurses and healthcare providers evidence-based interventions and strategies that they may use to increase the compliance of hygiene behaviors and routines for children with ASD...
June 1, 2018: NASN School Nurse
Maria C Mirabelli, Scott A Damon, Suzanne F Beavers, Kanta D Sircar
INTRODUCTION: Exposure to air pollution negatively affects respiratory and cardiovascular health. The objective of this study was to describe the extent to which health professionals report talking about how to limit exposure to air pollution during periods of poor air quality with their at-risk patients. METHODS: In 2015, a total of 1,751 health professionals completed an online survey and reported whether they talk with their patients about limiting their exposure to air pollution...
June 11, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Imma Boada, Antonio Rodriguez-Benitez, Santiago Thió-Henestrosa, Josep Olivet, Josep Soler
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Virtual simulations recreate scenarios where student nurses can practice procedures in a safe and supervised manner and with no risk to the patient. Virtual scenarios include digital characters that reproduce human actions. Generally, these characters are modeled as males and restricted roles are assigned to females. Our objective is to evaluate how the character gender of a victim in a scenario created to practice the cardiopulmonary resuscitation protocol (CPR) affects performance of student nurses...
August 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Ren-Li Deng, Jia-Zhong Duan, Jiang-Hui Zhang, Jia-Rui Miao, Liu-Liu Chen, Diana T F Lee
As the aging population, including frail older people, continues to grow in Mainland China, quality of life and end-of-life care for frail older people has attracted much attention. Advance care planning is an effective way to improve end-of-life care for people with advanced diseases, and it is widely used in developed countries; however, it is a new concept in Mainland China. The effects of advance care planning and its acceptability in Mainland China are uncertain because of its culture-sensitive characteristics...
January 1, 2018: Nursing Ethics
Jody L Miniard, Kathleen Ballman
BACKGROUND: Nurse practitioners (NPs) are helping to bridge the gap not only in primary care but also in specialty practice. In an outpatient, neurosurgical spinal clinic in the midwest, patient volume exceeded provider availability, and to rectify this problem, a proposal for an NP triage system and an NP-led spinal clinic was presented. PURPOSE: The aim of this project was to use NPs to facilitate patient triage in an outpatient neurosurgical practice to expedite patients' access to care and ultimately improve patient satisfaction, outcomes, and healthcare expenditure...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Steven Grant
Evidence suggests that the identification and response to the deteriorating patient continues to be an ongoing concern, despite the widespread use of track and trigger score (TTS) systems. This article discusses the variations in the parameters included in the different TTS systems in use across the NHS and their sensitivity. Clinical guidelines and physiological theory are used to appraise the parameters allocated in the National Early Warning Score (NEWS 1 and 2), highlighting potential limitations of the tool...
June 14, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Leeann Whitehair, John Hurley, Steve Provost
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore how team processes support nursing teams in hospital units during every day work. BACKGROUND: Due to their close proximity to patients, nurses are central to the process of maintaining patient safety. Globally, changes in models of care delivery by nurses, inclusive of team nursing are being considered. DESIGN AND METHODS: This qualitative study used purposive sampling in a single hospital and participants were nurses employed to work on a paediatric unit...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Eman Tawash, Seamus Cowman
AIM: To identify factors influencing high school students' choice of nursing and explore strategic interventions to promote nursing as a career in the Arab region. BACKGROUND: This study forms part of a PhD thesis, conducted in Bahrain, in a healthcare environment with a high dependence on expatriate nurses to maintain nursing services. However, in attracting local candidates to study nursing, the public image of nursing in the Middle East must be improved by implementing strategies that are sensitive to the Arabic culture...
June 12, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
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