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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771860/emergency-department-chief-complaints-among-children-with-cancer
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Megan D Burcham, Anneli R Cochrane, Seethal A Jacob, Aaron E Carroll, Emily L Mueller
Children with cancer have high emergency department (ED) utilization, but little is known about their chief complaints. A retrospective chart review of ED chief complaints for children with cancer (actively receiving therapy) at Riley Hospital for Children from January 2014 to December 2015 was performed. Proportions of visits and disposition for top 5 chief complaints were determined. Multivariate logistic regression analyzed factors associated with admission. There were 598 encounters by 231 children with cancer...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771200/disaster-preparedness-networks-in-rural-midwest-communities-organizational-roles-collaborations-and-support-for-older-residents
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Sato Ashida, Xi Zhu, Erin L Robinson, Audrey Schroer
This study investigated the roles and interconnections among community organizations belonging to local disaster coalitions in Midwest in supporting older residents. Representatives from 44 organizations participated in one-time survey. Most were non-profit (68%) or federal/state/local government agencies (23%). The analyses of 761 relationships showed stronger collaborations in assessment (average strength=2.88 on a 5-point scale), emergency response (2.72), and planning (2.61); and weaker collaborations in co-sponsoring programs (1...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770091/canadian-pandemic-influenza-preparedness-health-sector-planning-guidance
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B Henry
Pandemic preparedness requires a multifaceted approach with collaboration from all levels of government. The Canadian Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: Planning Guidance for the Health Sector (CPIP) is a guidance document that outlines key health sector preparedness activities designed to ensure Canada is ready to respond to the next influenza pandemic. This article outlines Canada's approach to pandemic influenza preparedness as described in the CPIP Main Body. Canada's pandemic influenza preparedness planning takes place within a network of legislated requirements and emergency frameworks at provincial/territorial, federal and international levels...
January 4, 2018: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766839/status-quality-and-specific-needs-of-ebola-virus-diagnostic-capacity-and-capability-in-laboratories-of-the-two-european-preparedness-laboratory-networks-emerge-and-evd-labnet
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Chantal B Reusken, Ramona Mögling, Pieter W Smit, Roland Grunow, Giuseppe Ippolito, Antonino Di Caro, Marion Koopmans
From December 2013 to March 2016, West Africa experienced the largest Ebola virus (EBOV) outbreak to date, leading to a European-wide activation of laboratory preparedness and response. At the end of the outbreak, laboratories associated with the two European preparedness networks of expert laboratories EMERGE JA and EVD-LabNet were invited to participate in an assessment of the response of European laboratories to the EBOV outbreak, to identify learning points and training needs to strengthen future outbreak responses...
May 2018: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754670/knowledge-to-action-rationale-and-design-of-the-patient-centered-care-transitions-in-heart-failure-pact-hf-stepped-wedge-cluster-randomized-trial
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Harriette G C Van Spall, Shun Fu Lee, Feng Xie, Dennis T Ko, Lehana Thabane, Quazi Ibrahim, Peter R Mitoff, Michael Heffernan, Manish Maingi, Michael C Tjandrawidjaja, Mohammad I Zia, Mohamed Panju, Richard Perez, Kim D Simek, Liane Porepa, Ian D Graham, R Brian Haynes, Dilys Haughton, Stuart J Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Heart Failure (HF) is a common cause of hospitalization in older adults. The transition from hospital to home is high-risk, and gaps in transitional care can increase the risk of re-hospitalization and death. Combining health care services supported by meta-analyses, we designed the PACT-HF transitional care model. METHODS: Adopting an integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) approach in which decision-makers and clinicians are partners in research, we implement and test the effectiveness of PACT-HF among patients hospitalized for HF...
May 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750248/physician-preparedness-for-big-genomic-data-a-review-of-genomic-medicine-education-initiatives-in-the-united-states
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Caryn Kseniya Rubanovich, Cynthia Cheung, Jess Mandel, Cinnamon S Bloss
In the last decade, genomic medicine education initiatives have surfaced across the spectrum of physician training in order to help address a gap in genomic medicine preparedness among physicians. The approaches are diverse and stem from the belief that 21st century physicians must be proficient in genomic medicine applications as they will be leaders in the precision medicine movement. We conducted a review of literature in genomic medicine education and training for medical students, graduate medical education, and practicing physicians with articles published between June 2015 and January 2018 to gain a picture of the current state of genomic medicine education with a focus on the United States...
May 10, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747715/an-in-situ-simulation-based-training-approach-to-active-shooter-response-in-the-emergency-department
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Mark S Mannenbach, Carol J Fahje, Kharmene L Sunga, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
ABSTRACTWith an increased number of active shooter events in the United States, emergency departments are challenged to ensure preparedness for these low frequency but high stakes events. Engagement of all emergency department personnel can be very challenging due to a variety of barriers. This article describes the use of an in situ simulation training model as a component of active shooter education in one emergency department. The educational tool was intentionally developed to be multidisciplinary in planning and involvement, to avoid interference with patient care and to be completed in the true footprint of the work space of the participants...
May 11, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719848/a-questionnaire-study-on-the-attitudes-and-previous-experience-of-croatian-family-physicians-toward-their-preparedness-for-disaster-management
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Tanja Pekez-Pavliško, Maja Račić, Dinka Jurišić
Objective: To explore family physicians' attitudes, previous experience and self-assessed preparedness to respond or to assist in mass casualty incidents in Croatia. Methods: The cross-sectional survey was carried out during January 2017. Study participants were recruited through a Facebook group that brings together family physicians from Croatia. They were asked to complete the questionnaire, which was distributed via google.docs. Knowledge and attitudes toward disaster preparedness were evaluated by 18 questions...
April 2018: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717685/a-bibliometric-profile-of-disaster-medicine-research-from-2008-to-2017-a-scientometric-analysis
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Liang Zhou, Ping Zhang, Zhigang Zhang, Lidong Fan, Shuo Tang, Kunpeng Hu, Nan Xiao, Shuguang Li
ABSTRACTThis study analyzed and assessed publication trends in articles on "disaster medicine," using scientometric analysis. Data were obtained from the Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) of Thomson Reuters on March 27, 2017. A total of 564 publications on disaster medicine were identified. There was a mild increase in the number of articles on disaster medicine from 2008 (n=55) to 2016 (n=83). Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness published the most articles, the majority of articles were published in the United States, and the leading institute was Tohoku University...
May 2, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717073/assessing-the-medical-emergency-preparedness-of-dental-faculty-residents-and-practicing-periodontists-an-exploratory-study
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Tatiana de Bedout, Kyle Kramer, Steven Blanchard, Yusuke Hamada, George J Eckert, Gerardo Maupome, Vanchit John
With the increased number of elderly and medically compromised individuals receiving dental care and the presence of systemic comorbidities and associated treatment modalities in this patient population, it is imperative that dentists be prepared to manage a variety of medical emergencies. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge of and preparedness to manage common medical emergencies of cohorts of practicing periodontists, specialty residents, and faculty members, both for comparative purposes and as an aid to refining a dental school's standardized case scenarios...
May 2018: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716669/the-health-sector-response-to-the-2015-earthquake-in-nepal
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Shiva Subedi, Guna Nidhi Sharma, Sagar Dahal, Megha Raj Banjara, Basu Dev Pandey
ABSTRACTIn April 2015, Nepal experienced an earthquake of a magnitude of 7.6 on the Richter scale that resulted in deaths, morbidities, and infrastructure damage. In the post-earthquake period, 4 different workshops and a national "Lessons Learnt" conference were organized to assess the adequacy of the preparedness and response of the health sector. This article summarizes the main conclusions of these discussions relating to leadership, timely search and rescue, referral operations, medical relief to response activities, awareness campaigns, and support from the national and international levels, and epidemiological surveillance...
May 2, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716666/lessons-learnt-from-exercise-celestial-navigation-the-application-of-a-geographic-information-system-to-inform-legionnaires-disease-control-activity
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Emma Quinn, Kai Hsiao, George Truman, Nectarios Rose, Richard Broome
Geographic information systems (GIS) have emerged in the past few decades as a technology capable of assisting in the control of infectious disease outbreaks. A Legionnaires' disease cluster investigation in May 2016 in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, demonstrated the importance of using GIS to identify at-risk water sources in real-time for field investigation to help control any immediate environmental health risk, as well as the need for more staff trained in the use of this technology. Sydney Local Health District Public Health Unit (PHU) subsequently ran an exercise (based on this investigation) with 11 staff members from 4 PHUs across Sydney to further test staff capability to use GIS across NSW...
May 2, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716663/organization-or-community-based-outbreak-responding-to-cases-of-meningitis-under-epidemiologic-uncertainty
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Tea Burmaz, Vittorio Selle, Vincenzo Baldo, Elena Savoia
Six cases of serogroup C invasive meningococcal disease were identified in Treviso district, Veneto region, Italy between December 13 and 15, 2007. The afflicted patients were found to have attended the same Latin-dance clubs on the same nights, and chemoprophylaxis was provided to potentially exposed individuals. Despite these efforts, 2 cases caused by the same meningococcal strain subsequently occurred in the same area, without any apparent epidemiological correlation to the initial cases. This may have resulted from a failure to neutralize the meningococcal carrier/s...
May 2, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714071/the-irish-approach-to-postaccident-preparedness
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C A McMahon, V Smith, K Leonard, R Ryan
Ireland does not have any nuclear installations, but a nuclear accident at a site elsewhere, particularly in Europe, could result in widespread but low-level contamination of the Irish environment. Ireland's National Emergency Plan for Nuclear Accidents was established, following the Chernobyl accident, for the national response to a nuclear accident abroad affecting Ireland. It has since been extended to also cover domestic radiological emergencies for which a national-level input is required to support the local response...
January 1, 2018: Annals of the ICRP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708218/stroke-code-simulation-benefits-advanced-practice-providers-similar-to-neurology-residents
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Muhib Khan, Grayson L Baird, Theresa Price, Tricia Tubergen, Omran Kaskar, Michelle De Jesus, Joseph Zachariah, Adam Oostema, Raymond Scurek, Robert R Coleman, Wendy Sherman, Cynthia Hingtgen, Tamer Abdelhak, Brien Smith, Brian Silver
Background: Advanced practice providers (APPs) are important members of stroke teams. Stroke code simulations offer valuable experience in the evaluation and treatment of stroke patients without compromising patient care. We hypothesized that simulation training would increase APP confidence, comfort level, and preparedness in leading a stroke code similar to neurology residents. Methods: This is a prospective quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest study. Nine APPs and 9 neurology residents participated in 3 standardized simulated cases to determine need for IV thrombolysis, thrombectomy, and blood pressure management for intracerebral hemorrhage...
April 2018: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708097/adherence-to-emergency-public-health-measures-for-bioevents-review-of-us-studies
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Robyn R Gershon, Qi Zhi, Alexander F Chin, Ezinne M Nwankwo, Lisa M Gargano
The frequency of bioevents is increasing worldwide. In the United States, as elsewhere, control of contagion may require the cooperation of community members with emergency public health measures. The US general public is largely unfamiliar with these measures, and our understanding of factors that influence behaviors in this context is limited. The few previous reviews of research on this topic focused on non-US samples. For this review, we examined published research on the psychosocial influences of adherence in US sample populations...
April 30, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706140/health-care-providers-in-war-and-armed-conflict-operational-and-educational-challenges-in-international-humanitarian-law-and-the-geneva-conventions-part-i-historical-perspective
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Frederick M Burkle, Adam L Kushner, Christos Giannou, Mary A Paterson, Sherry M Wren, Gilbert Burnham
Since 1945, the reason for humanitarian crises and the way in which the world responds to them has dramatically changed every 10 to 15 years or less. Planning, response, and recovery for these tragic events have often been ad hoc, inconsistent, and insufficient, largely because of the complexity of global humanitarian demands and their corresponding response system capabilities. This historical perspective chronicles the transformation of war and armed conflicts from the Cold War to today, emphasizing the impact these events have had on humanitarian professionals and their struggle to adapt to increasing humanitarian, operational, and political challenges...
April 30, 2018: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704194/qualitative-assessment-of-clerkship-students-perspectives-of-the-topics-of-pain-and-addiction-in-their-preclinical-curriculum
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Inbar Raber, Alexander Ball, Jennifer Papac, Anuj Aggarwal, Rachel Sussman, Preetha Basaviah, Jordan Newmark, Anna Lembke
OBJECTIVE: A majority of physicians feel poorly trained in the treatment of chronic pain and addiction. As such, it is critical that medical students receive appropriate education in both pain management and addiction. The purpose of this study was to assess the pre-clinical curriculum in pain medicine and addiction from the perspective of students after they had completed their pre-clinical training and to assess what they perceived as the strengths and weaknesses of their training. METHODS: The authors conducted focused interviews among clinical medical students who had completed at least 6 months of clerkships...
April 27, 2018: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703219/primary-mass-casualty-incident-triage-evidence-for-the-benefit-of-yearly-brief-re-training-from-a-simulation-study
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Michael S Dittmar, Philipp Wolf, Marc Bigalke, Bernhard M Graf, Torsten Birkholz
BACKGROUND: Triage is a mainstay of early mass casualty incident (MCI) management. Standardized triage protocols aim at providing valid and reproducible results and, thus, improve triage quality. To date, there is little data supporting the extent and content of training and re-training on using such triage protocols within the Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The study objective was to assess the decline in triage skills indicating a minimum time interval for re-training. In addition, the effect of a one-hour repeating lesson on triage quality was analyzed...
April 27, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699520/a-methodological-framework-for-the-evaluation-of-syndromic-surveillance-systems-a-case-study-of-england
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Felipe J Colón-González, Iain R Lake, Roger A Morbey, Alex J Elliot, Richard Pebody, Gillian E Smith
BACKGROUND: Syndromic surveillance complements traditional public health surveillance by collecting and analysing health indicators in near real time. The rationale of syndromic surveillance is that it may detect health threats faster than traditional surveillance systems permitting more timely, and hence potentially more effective public health action. The effectiveness of syndromic surveillance largely relies on the methods used to detect aberrations. Very few studies have evaluated the performance of syndromic surveillance systems and consequently little is known about the types of events that such systems can and cannot detect...
April 24, 2018: BMC Public Health
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