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Jude Kornelsen, Brent Hobbs, Holly Buhler, Rebecca Kaus, Kari Grant, Scott C Lamont, Stefan Grzybowski
INTRODUCTION: The High Acuity Response Team (HART) was introduced in British Columbia (BC), Canada, to fill a gap in transport for rural patients that was previously being met by nurses and physicians leaving their communities to escort patients in need of critical care. The HART team consists of a critical care registered nurse (CCRN) and registered respiratory therapist (RRT) and attends acute care patients in rural sites by either stabilizing them in their community or transporting them...
June 2018: Rural and Remote Health
Melanie Roberts
In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, Melanie Roberts, DNP, RN-BC, CNS, CCNS, CCRN, critical care clinical nurse specialist at Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR) and Poudre Valley Hospital, discusses her efforts to implement the state-ofthe-art European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guideline for resuscitation of cardiovascular (CV) surgery patients. Her evidence-based initiative has improved quality of care and mortality rates among the CV surgery population at MCR. Dr Roberts' pioneering work earned her the 2017 National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award for Empirical Outcomes...
June 2018: Journal of Nursing Administration
Changle Zhang, Tao Chai, Na Gao, Heather T Ma
Effective measurement of cognitive impairment caused by Alzheimer's disease (AD) will provide a chance for early medical intervention and delay the disease onset. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides a non-intrusive examination of cranial nerve diseases which can help us observe the microstructure of neuron fibers. Cognitive control network (CCN) consists of the brain regions that highly related to human self-control. In this study, hub-and-spoke model which was widely used in transportation and sociology area had been employed to analyze the relationship of CCN and other regions under its control, cognitive control related network (CCRN) was built by applying this model...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Carlos Rodrigues, Miguel Correia, Joao M C S Abrantes, Jurandir Nadal, Marco A Benedetti Rodrigues
Given the difficulty of invasive methods to assess muscle action during natural human movement, surface electromyography (sEMG) has been increasingly used to capture muscle activity in relation to kinesiological analysis of specific tasks. Isolated isometric, concentric and eccentric forms of muscle action have been receiving the most attention for research purposes. Nevertheless natural muscle action frequently involves the use of a preceding eccentric muscle action as a form of potentiation of immediate muscle concentric action, in what is designated as muscle stretch-shortening cycle (SSC)...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Barbara M Richardson
In this month's Magnet® Perspectives column, Barbara Richardson, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, clinical nurse specialist at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, examines the ways in which a robust transitional care program improves community health, reduces readmissions and emergency department visits, and provides valuable social support for even the most complex patients. Richardson shares critical factors that impacted the program's success, including a Magnet® environment of innovation, a visionary hospital leadership team, strong community alliances, and collaborative solutions to previously intractable problems...
July 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
David Gaffney, Bill Small, Henry Kitchener, Sang Young Ryu, Akila Viswanathan, Ted Trimble, Al Covens, Sarikapan Wilailak, Arb-Aroon Lertkhachonsuk, Chomporn Sitathanee, Umesh Mahantshetty, Brandon Fisher, Susan Springer, Thomas Pollatz, Antonius Spiller, Monica Bacon, Anuja Jhingran
Eighty-seven percent of cervix cancer occurs in less-developed regions of the world, and there is up to an 18-fold difference in mortality rate for cervix cancer depending on the region of the world. The Cervix Cancer Research Network (CCRN) was founded through the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup with the aim of improving access to clinical trials in cervix cancer worldwide, and in so doing improving standards of care. The CCRN recently held its first international educational symposium in Bangkok. Sixty-two participants attended from 16 different countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Columbia, Brazil, Canada, and the United States...
November 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Jacqueline J Suijker, Marjon van Rijn, Bianca M Buurman, Gerben Ter Riet, Eric P Moll van Charante, Sophia E de Rooij
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the effects of nurse-led multifactorial care to prevent disability in community-living older people. METHODS: In a cluster randomized trail, 11 practices (n = 1,209 participants) were randomized to the intervention group, and 13 practices (n = 1,074 participants) were randomized to the control group. Participants aged ≥ 70 years were at increased risk of functional decline based on a score ≥ 2 points on the Identification of Seniors at Risk- Primary Care, ISAR-PC...
2016: PloS One
Bianca M Buurman, Juliette L Parlevliet, Heather G Allore, Willem Blok, Bob A J van Deelen, Eric P Moll van Charante, Rob J de Haan, Sophia E de Rooij
IMPORTANCE: Older adults acutely hospitalized are at risk of disability. Trials on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) and transitional care present inconsistent results. OBJECTIVE: To test whether an intervention of systematic CGA, followed by the transitional care bridge program, improved activities of daily living (ADLs) compared with systematic CGA alone. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This study was a double-blind, multicenter, randomized clinical trial conducted at 3 hospitals with affiliated home care organizations in the Netherlands between September 1, 2010, and March 1, 2014...
March 2016: JAMA Internal Medicine
Christine Boev, Ying Xue, Gail L Ingersoll
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between nursing job satisfaction and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in adult critical care. METHODS: Multilevel modelling was used to examine the relationship between nursing job satisfaction and two HAIs, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). RESULTS: Units with nurses that reported satisfaction with organisational policies were associated with a 6...
October 2015: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
Hong Li, Yuan Zhou, Ziding Zhang
By analyzing protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks, one can find that a protein may have multiple binding partners. However, it is difficult to determine whether the interactions with these partners occur simultaneously from binary PPIs alone. Here, we construct the yeast and human competition-cooperation relationship networks (CCRNs) based on protein structural interactomes to clearly exhibit the relationship (competition or cooperation) between two partners of the same protein. If two partners compete for the same interaction interface, they would be connected by a competitive edge; otherwise, they would be connected by a cooperative edge...
2015: Scientific Reports
Gita Suneja, Monica Bacon, William Small, Sang Y Ryu, Henry C Kitchener, David K Gaffney
INTRODUCTION: The burden of cervical cancer is large and growing in developing countries, due in large part to limited access to screening services and lack of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. In spite of modern advances in diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, outcomes from cervical cancer have not markedly improved in recent years. Novel clinical trials are urgently needed to improve outcomes from cervical cancer worldwide. METHODS: The Cervix Cancer Research Network (CCRN), a subsidiary of the Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup, is a multi-national, multi-institutional consortium of physicians and scientists focused on improving cervical cancer outcomes worldwide by making cancer clinical trials available in low-, middle-, and high-income countries...
2015: Frontiers in Oncology
Baris A Ozdemir, Alan Karthikesalingam, Sidhartha Sinha, Jan D Poloniecki, Robert J Hinchliffe, Matt M Thompson, Jonathan D Gower, Annette Boaz, Peter J E Holt
INTRODUCTION: The aims of this study were to describe the key features of acute NHS Trusts with different levels of research activity and to investigate associations between research activity and clinical outcomes. METHODS: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Comprehensive Clinical Research Network (CCRN) funding and number of patients recruited to NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) portfolio studies for each NHS Trusts were used as markers of research activity...
2015: PloS One
Connie Paine
Connie Paine, RN, CCRN, is a staff nurse in the intensive care unit at UCSD/Thornton Hospital in La Jolla, California.
August 2014: Critical Care Nurse
Jessica R B Musselman, Logan G Spector, Mark D Krailo, Gregory H Reaman, Amy M Linabery, Jenny N Poynter, Susan K Stork, Peter C Adamson, Julie A Ross
BACKGROUND: The Childhood Cancer Research Network (CCRN) was established within the Children's Oncology Group (COG) in July 2008 to provide a centralized pediatric cancer research registry for investigators conducting approved etiologic and survivorship studies. The authors conducted an ecological analysis to characterize CCRN catchment at >200 COG institutions by demographic characteristics, diagnosis, and geographic location to determine whether the CCRN can serve as a population-based registry for childhood cancer...
October 1, 2014: Cancer
Claire Curran
Recent advances in smartphone technology now allow clinicians to use commercially produced applications when studying for nursing certification examinations. The quality of currently available CCRN review applications varies in this first generation of products. Most are limited to multiple-choice practice questions, although a few have additional elements such as study guides and reference charts. Weaknesses found in the applications evaluated include poorly written and edited content, questions limited to rote memorization rather than application and analysis of knowledge, and content too basic or outside the scope of experienced critical care nursing practice...
June 2014: Critical Care Nurse
Ngozi Moneke, Wynklett Parsons, Mary Moran, Annette Davidek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2014: Critical Care Nurse
William J Sieber, Benjamin F Miller, Rodger S Kessler, Jo Ellen Patterson, Gene A Kallenberg, Todd M Edwards, Zephon D Lister
Collaborative care has increased dramatically in the past decade, yet the variability in collaborative strategies and the diversity of settings in which collaboration is being implemented make it difficult to assess quality and outcomes. Therefore, three aims were addressed in the current study: (a) describe and characterize the sites in the Collaborative Care Research Network (CCRN), (b) identify factors associated with practices' self-identified collaborative care model (e.g., coordinated, integrated, care management), and (c) identify limitations of available survey data elements so as to propose additional elements for future surveys...
September 2012: Families, Systems & Health: the Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
Theresa M Davis, Connie Barden, Carol Olff, Mary Pat Aust, Maureen A Seckel, Crystal L Jenkins, Wendy Deibert, Phyllis Griffin, Pat Herr, Carrie Hawkins, Mary McCarthy
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the world's largest specialty nursing organization. The AACN Certification Corporation provides credentialing to validate nursing practice in acute and critical care. The advent of tele-ICU nursing added a challenge to the application of certification in a new specialty area. Nurses working in a tele-ICU have many years of experience in hands-on acute or critical care nursing at the bedside. In their role as tele-ICU nurses, these skills are applied to the assessment, evaluation, and decision support of care for critically ill patients in various acute and critical care units from remote locations connected directly to the ICU through high-speed audio and video technology...
October 2012: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
Carrie L Hawkins
The first of its kind in the Veterans Affairs (VA) system, the Denver VA Medical Center's tele-intensive care unit (ICU) program is unique because it is entirely nurse driven. A nontraditional tele-ICU model, the program was tailored to meet the needs of rural veterans by using critical care nursing expertise in Denver, Colorado. An experienced CCRN-certified nurse manages the system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from Eastern Colorado Health Care System. The virtual ICU provides rapid response interventions through virtual technology...
July 2012: AACN Advanced Critical Care
Serena Phromsivarak Kelly, Ccrn Robert Steelman, Mary Frances D Pate
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2011: AACN Advanced Critical Care
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