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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453820/reliability-of-clinical-impact-grading-by-healthcare-professionals-of-common-prescribing-error-and-optimisation-cases-in-critical-care-patients
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Richard S Bourne, Rob Shulman, Mark Tomlin, Mark Borthwick, Will Berry, Gary H Mills
Objective: To identify between and within profession-rater reliability of clinical impact grading for common critical care prescribing error and optimisation cases. To identify representative clinical impact grades for each individual case. Design: Electronic questionnaire. Setting: 5 UK NHS Trusts. Participants: 30 Critical care healthcare professionals (doctors, pharmacists and nurses). Intervention: Participants graded severity of clinical impact (5-point categorical scale) of 50 error and 55 optimisation cases...
April 1, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448326/design-of-an-online-medication-safety-module-for-clinicians
#2
Hanan Khalil, Kirsten Schliephake
BACKGROUND: In Australia, there are very few online courses addressing medication safety issues. Educating clinicians about medication safety is paramount given the increased responsibility of clinicians in advanced practice roles including nurses at several key points throughout the medication process that encompass prescribing, dispensing, administering and monitoring medications. METHOD: The model used for the course design is based on adult teaching principles...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446102/how-much-is-enough-using-delphi-to-explore-the-clinical-contact-time-and-return-to-practice-needs-of-military-nurses
#3
Gary Kenward, Scott Marshall, Karen Irvine
Aim Military nurses are required to deploy worldwide at any time to support British forces. They must maintain military and clinical skills, and fulfil other military commitments as required. These diverse responsibilities make it challenging for military nurses to maintain the level of clinical expertise they require for short-notice deployments. A service evaluation was conducted to investigate issues related to clinical contact time (CCT) and to return to practice (RTP) for military nurses. Method A consultative approach was taken in the form of a modified Delphi study, followed by a military judgement panel (focus group)...
April 27, 2017: Nursing Management (Harrow)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437283/dilator-use-after-vaginal-brachytherapy-for-endometrial-cancer-a-randomized-feasibility-and-adherence-study
#4
Alexandra Hanlon, William Small, Jonathan Strauss, Lilie L Lin, Laura Hanisch, Liming Huang, Jinbing Bai, Jessica Wells, Deborah Watkins Bruner
BACKGROUND: Vaginal brachytherapy, a common treatment of endometrial cancer, is associated with high rates of vaginal stenosis. Recommendations for vaginal dilator use to minimize stenosis generally include 3 times per week for approximately 10 minutes per use. However, adherence rates range widely and are generally well less than 50%. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess feasibility of recruitment to a study of dilator use and test a theoretically driven enhanced educational program (EEP) to increase adherence...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434457/system-changes-to-implement-the-joint-commission-tobacco-treatment-tob-performance-measures-for-improving-the-treatment-of-tobacco-use-among-hospitalized-patients
#5
Donna Shelley, Keith S Goldfeld, Hannah Park, Ana Mola, Ryan Sullivan, Jonathan Austrian
BACKGROUND: In 2012 The Joint Commission implemented new Tobacco Treatment (TOB) performance measures for hospitals. A study evaluated the impact of a hospital-based electronic health record (EHR) intervention on adherence to the revised TOB measures. METHODS: The study was conducted in two acute care hospitals in New York City. Data abstracted from the EHR were analyzed retrospectively from 4,871 smokers discharged between December 2012 and March 2015 to evaluate the impact of two interventions: an order set to prompt clinicians to prescribe pharmacotherapy and a nurse-delivered counseling module that automatically populated the nursing care plan for all smokers...
May 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429973/the-role-of-paediatric-nurses-in-medication-safety-prior-to-the-implementation-of-electronic-prescribing-a-qualitative-case-study
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Albert Farre, Gemma Heath, Karen Shaw, Teresa Jordan, Carole Cummins
Objectives To explore paediatric nurses' experiences and perspectives of their role in the medication process and how this role is enacted in everyday practice. Methods A qualitative case study on a general surgical ward of a paediatric hospital in England, one year prior to the planned implementation of ePrescribing. Three focus groups and six individual semi-structured interviews were conducted, involving 24 nurses. Focus groups and interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed, anonymized and subjected to thematic analysis...
April 2017: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423478/a-qualitative-study-of-community-nurses-decision-making-around-the-anticipatory-prescribing-of-end-of-life-medications
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Ben Bowers, Sarah Redsell
AIMS: To explore community nurses' decision-making processes around the prescribing of anticipatory medications for people who are dying. BACKGROUND: Community nurses frequently initiate the prescribing of anticipatory medications to help control symptoms in those who are dying. However, little is known about their decision-making processes in relation to when they instigate anticipatory prescribing and their discussions with families and General Practitioners. DESIGN: A qualitative interpretive descriptive enquiry...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421575/-prescribing-psychotropic-medication-by-the-nurse-practitioner-in-mental-health-care-an-explorative-study
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E D Rookhuizen, B Stringer, M S Huising, E de Ruijter, B van Meijel
BACKGROUND: Since January 1, 2012, nurse practitioners (NP) working in mental health care are allowed to prescribe psychotropic medication. So far, there has been very little research on the results of this decision that now let NPS share with doctors prescribing psychotropic drugs. AIM: To provide insight into how patients and psychiatrists experience the prescribing behaviours of NPS and how NPS themselves regard their extended role. METHOD: We performed an explorative study in which we used the data given in prescriptions written by NPS, questionnaires exploring patients' experiences and semi-structured interviews with psychiatrists and NPS...
2017: Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418449/association-of-a-communication-training-program-with-use-of-antipsychotics-in-nursing-homes
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Jennifer Tjia, Jacob N Hunnicutt, Laurie Herndon, Carolyn R Blanks, Kate L Lapane, Susan Wehry
Importance: Off-label antipsychotic prescribing in nursing homes (NHs) is common and is associated with increased risk of mortality in older adults. Prior large-scale, controlled trials in the NH setting failed to show meaningful reductions in antipsychotic use. Objective: To quantify the influence of a large-scale communication training program on NH antipsychotic use called OASIS. Design, Setting, and Participants: This investigation was a quasi-experimental longitudinal study of NHs in Massachusetts enrolled in the OASIS intervention...
April 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416027/pharmacological-and-non-pharmacological-treatment-preferences-of-healthcare-professionals-and-proxies-for-challenging-behaviors-in-patients-with-dementia
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Sarah I Janus, Jeannette G van Manen, Janine A van Til, Sytse U Zuidema, Maarten J IJzerman
BACKGROUND: Prescribing antipsychotics to patients with neuropsychiatric symptoms is a matter of concern. Physicians have to make treatment decisions for patients with dementia together with proxies and/or nurses. However, it is unknown whether physicians, nurses, and proxies' treatment preferences are aligned; hence this study. METHODS: Sixteen treatment attributes were selected to elicit the preferences of physicians and nurses. Ten of these attributes were used for the proxies...
April 18, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410462/health-service-provision-for-people-with-epilepsy-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-situational-review
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REVIEW
Musa M Watila, Mark R Keezer, Samuel A Angwafor, Andrea S Winkler, Josemir W Sander
BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a public health issue in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) where many people with the condition receive no treatment. Health-care services for epilepsy in this region have not been comprehensively assessed. We examined key features of epilepsy health services provided in SSA. METHODOLOGY: This was a scoping review conducted using pre-specified protocols. We implemented an electronic search strategy to identify relevant citations using PUBMED, EMBASE, Web of Science, Scopus, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), African Index Medicus (AIM), Open Grey, Cochrane database, and Google Scholar...
April 11, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407157/consumers-of-mental-health-services-their-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-about-high-energy-drinks-and-drugs
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Shirley A Smoyak, Margaret A Swarbrick, Katerina Nowik, April Ancheta, Anthony Lombardo
To date, whether individuals with mental illness use high energy drinks (HED) to offset their symptoms, or whether their use began after diagnosis or psychoactive drugs were prescribed is unknown. Their degree of knowledge regarding their symptoms, diagnosis, or what strategies they have used to feel better is also undetermined. A search of the literature yielded no studies about these areas or domains. The current article provides background information on caffeine and HED, with or without alcohol, and the use patterns of consumers of mental health services, as well as their attitudes and knowledge...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403301/conformity-of-nurse-prescribing-to-care-needs-nurses-understanding
#13
Marília Silveira Faeda, Márcia Galan Perroca
OBJECTIVE: investigate the understanding of nurses on nurse prescribing conformity to the care needs of hospitalized patients and factors associated with that conformity. METHOD: a descriptive study, with a quantitative approach, was conducted at 20 in-patient units of a teaching hospital in the state of São Paulo. The participants (N=139) answered a semi-structured questionnaire. RESULTS: For 43 (30.9%) nurses, nurse prescribing is always in line with patients' care needs...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402533/caregiver-perspectives-about-using-antipsychotics-and-other-medications-for-symptoms-of-dementia
#14
John William Kerns, Jonathan D Winter, Katherine M Winter, Christine C Kerns, Rebecca S Etz
Background and Objectives: To avoid "chemical restraints," policies and guidelines have been implemented to curb the use of medications for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). Antipsychotics have been particularly targeted because of their rare severe side effects. Consequently, caregiver directed non-pharmacologic therapies have increased while medication use for BPSD has diminished. Despite such initiatives, however, antipsychotics continue to be prescribed "off-label" for roughly 20% of nursing home patients...
April 11, 2017: Gerontologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399746/changing-the-drug-rules
#15
Matt Griffiths
As part of its overhaul of education, the Nursing and Midwifery Council is considering allowing newly qualified nurses to prescribe from a limited formulary. When I first heard this, I was concerned. I have pushed for nurse prescribing to be developed over the years, and was fearful of opening the floodgates to many more junior staff becoming prescribers.
April 12, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399743/foolhardy-idea
#16
Claire Brown
Saying that newly qualified nurses should prescribe is like saying a person who has just learned to ride a bike should start using a 10-foot ramp to do tricks without a helmet.
April 12, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399729/don-t-prescribe-on-the-cheap
#17
Kayleigh Boulton
Newly qualified nurses should not be allowed to prescribe (Readers' panel, 5 April). And band 5 nurses should not be expected to prescribe until we get paid more. Are they pre-empting the lower number of junior doctors the NHS will see in the years to come and using nurses as a cheaper alternative? Nurses' responsibilities have evolved so much that doing basic nursing care is a distant memory to some, and what thanks have we got? A pay cut!
April 12, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399515/healthcare-professionals-views-of-the-use-and-administration-of-two-salvage-therapy-drugs-for-acute-ulcerative-colitis-a-nested-qualitative-study-within-the-construct-trial
#18
Clare Clement, Frances Rapport, Anne Seagrove, Laith Alrubaiy, John Williams
OBJECTIVES: Insight into healthcare professionals' views and experiences of the use of ciclosporin and infliximab as salvage therapies for acute ulcerative colitis (UC) and how this may affect participation in a comparison trial is lacking. The study aimed to capture views and opinions of healthcare professionals about the two drugs within the CONSTRUCT trial. DESIGN: An interview-based qualitative study using Framework Analysis embedded within an open-label, pragmatic randomised trial...
February 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399319/factors-associated-with-potentially-inappropriate-medication-use-in-rural-community-dwelling-older-adults
#19
Marcia Y Shade, Ann M Berger, Claudia Chaperon, Gleb Haynatzki, Linda Sobeski, Bernice Yates
Potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use is a serious public health problem in older adults because it may lead to adverse events. The purpose of the current study was to explore PIM use in rural, community-dwelling older adults. Participants (N = 138) underwent one-on-one medication reviews. Approximately one half (49%) of the sample used prescribed and over-the-counter (OTC) PIM. Prescribed and OTC nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (33%) and anticholinergic medications (28%) were the most frequently used PIM...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389998/psychotropic-drug-related-fall-incidents-in-nursing-home-residents-living-in-the-eastern-part-of-the-netherlands
#20
Sarah I M Janus, Gezinus H Reinders, Jeannette G van Manen, Sytse U Zuidema, Maarten J IJzerman
BACKGROUND: Older people are more susceptible to falls than younger people. Therefore, as the Dutch population ages, the total number of falls and costs associated with them will rise. The use of psychotropic drugs is associated with an increased risk of falling. To create tailored fall-prevention programmes, information on the magnitude of the association between fall incidents and specific psychotropic drugs or drug classes is needed. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to delineate the associations between fall incidents and specific psychotropic drugs or drug classes...
April 8, 2017: Drugs in R&D
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