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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933156/improving-the-accuracy-of-electronic-prescribing-in-west-bay-health-center-in-qatar
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Wafaa Yousuf, Sheren Elkomy, Mona Soliman, Noof Al-Mansouri, Mohamed Salem, Amal Al-Ali, Mohamed H Mahmoud, Hisham Elmahdi
Primary healthcare in Qatar uses electronic prescribing to reduce the risk of medication errors. Electronic prescribing is supported by computerized Physician Order Entry systems through Cerner (electronic medical record system). There are still prescription errors, despite electronic prescribing being in place for one year at West Bay Health Center. West Bay Health Center is a famous primary healthcare center in Qatar. It is a training center for the family medicine residency program, which is accredited by the accreditation council of general medical education international (ACGME-I)...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933151/improving-asthma-care-in-a-pediatric-resident-clinic
#2
Julia Lee, Albina Gogo, Daniel Tancredi, Erik Fernandez Y Garcia, Ulfat Shaikh
There is variation in pediatric asthma management in the outpatient setting. Adherence to national asthma guidelines provides a systematic standardized approach to asthma management. There is a gap between usual and guideline-consistent asthma care in resident clinics. Practice improvement modules aimed at improving resident physician adherence to asthma care guidelines have not been consistently utilized and have not yet been studied. Our aim was to increase guideline consistent care in our pediatric resident clinic in a twelve-month period via increasing performance on the following measures to 75%: spirometry testing; influenza immunization recommendation; level of control assessed through the use of a standardized questionnaire; appropriate medications per national guideline; and use of written asthma action plans...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933135/impact-of-laparoscopic-surgery-training-laboratory-on-surgeon-s-performance
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Fabio C M Torricelli, Joao Arthur B A Barbosa, Giovanni S Marchini
Minimally invasive surgery has been replacing the open standard technique in several procedures. Similar or even better postoperative outcomes have been described in laparoscopic or robot-assisted procedures when compared to open surgery. Moreover, minimally invasive surgery has been providing less postoperative pain, shorter hospitalization, and thus a faster return to daily activities. However, the learning curve required to obtain laparoscopic expertise has been a barrier in laparoscopic spreading. Laparoscopic surgery training laboratory has been developed to aid surgeons to overcome the challenging learning curve...
November 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932208/a-novel-approach-to-deprescribing-in-long-term-care-settings-the-smart-campaign
#4
Kathleen Abrahamson, Arif Nazir, Karis Pressler
There have been numerous calls within the medical community urging providers to consider the complex problem of inappropriate polypharmacy and inappropriate medication use among nursing home residents. It is clear that innovative, longitudinal policy-supported interventions are needed to better understand prescribing practices in long-term care settings and to curtail the negative, cascading outcomes associated with inappropriate polypharmacy among elderly patients. The Indiana Safer Medication Administration Regimens and Treatment (SMART) campaign is funded by the Indiana State Department of Health for a pilot period of 2 years (2016-18) with the objectives of: 1...
November 30, 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930509/current-challenges-in-providing-bariatric-surgery-in-france-a-nationwide-study
#5
Sébastien Czernichow, Michel Paita, David Nocca, Simon Msika, Arnaud Basdevant, Bertrand Millat, Anne Fagot-Campagna
Bariatric surgery is a well-accepted procedure for severe and massive obesity management. We aimed to determine trends, geographical variations, and factors influencing bariatric surgery and the choice of procedure in France in a large observational study.The Health Insurance Fund for Salaried Workers (Caisse National Assurance Maladie Travailleurs Salariés) covers about 86% of the French population. The Système National d'Information Inter-régimes de l'Assurance Maladie database contains individualized and anonymized patient data on all reimbursements for healthcare expenditure...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930431/first-person-point-of-view-augmented-reality-for-central-line-insertion-training-a-usability-and-feasibility-study
#6
Lauryn R Rochlen, Robert Levine, Alan R Tait
INTRODUCTION: The value of simulation in medical education and procedural skills training is well recognized. Despite this, many mannequin-based trainers are limited by the inability of the trainee to view the internal anatomical structures. This study evaluates the usability and feasibility of a first-person point-of-view-augmented reality (AR) trainer on needle insertion as a component of central venous catheter placement. METHODS: Forty subjects, including medical students and anesthesiology residents and faculty, participated...
December 8, 2016: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930369/measuring-moral-distress-among-critical-care-clinicians-validation-and-psychometric-properties-of-the-italian-moral-distress-scale-revised
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Giulia Lamiani, Ilaria Setti, Luca Barlascini, Elena Vegni, Piergiorgio Argentero
OBJECTIVES: Moral distress is a common experience among critical care professionals, leading to frustration, withdrawal from patient care, and job abandonment. Most of the studies on moral distress have used the Moral Distress Scale or its revised version (Moral Distress Scale-Revised). However, these scales have never been validated through factor analysis. This article aims to explore the factorial structure of the Moral Distress Scale-Revised and develop a valid and reliable scale through factor analysis...
December 7, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930283/mortality-in-the-united-states-2015
#8
Jiaquan Xu, Sherry L Murphy, Kenneth D Kochanek, Elizabeth Arias
Data from the National Vital Statistics System, Mortality •Life expectancy for the U.S. population in 2015 was 78.8 years, a decrease of 0.1 year from 2014. •The age-adjusted death rate increased 1.2% from 724.6 deaths per 100,000 standard population in 2014 to 733.1 in 2015. •The 10 leading causes of death in 2015 remained the same as in 2014. Age-adjusted death rates increased for eight leading causes and decreased for one. •The infant mortality rate of 589.5 infant deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015 was not significantly different from the 2014 rate...
December 2016: NCHS Data Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930280/development-of-electronic-medical-record-based-rounds-report-results-in-improved-resident-efficiency-more-time-for-direct-patient-care-and-education-and-less-resident-duty-hour-violations
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Phillip B Ham, Toby Anderton, Ryan Gallaher, Mike Hyrman, Erika Simmerman, Annamalai Ramanathan, David Fallaw, Steven Holsten, Charles Gordon Howell
Surgeons frequently report frustration and loss of efficiency with electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Together, surgery residents and a programmer at Augusta University created a rounds report (RR) summarizing 24 hours of vitals, intake/output, labs, and other values for each inpatient that were previously transcribed by hand. The objective of this study was to evaluate the RRs effect on surgery residents. Surgery residents were queried to assess the RRs impact. Outcome measures were time spent preparing for rounds, direct patient care time, educational activity time, rates of incorrect/incomplete data on rounds, and rate of duty hour violations...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930278/for-love-not-money-the-financial-implications-of-surgical-fellowship-training
#10
Paul M Inclan, Adam S Hyde, Michael Hulme, Jeffrey E Carter
Surgical residents cite increased income potential as a motivation for pursuing fellowship training, despite little evidence supporting this perception. Thus, our goal is to quantify the financial impact of surgical fellowship training on financial career value. By using Medical Group Management Association and Association of American Medical Colleges physician income data, and accounting for resident salary, student debt, a progressive tax structure, and forgone wages associated with prolonged training, we generated a net present value (NPV) for both generalist and subspecialist surgeons...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928983/the-demographics-and-education-of-emergency-medical-services-ems-professionals-a-national-longitudinal-investigation
#11
Melissa A Bentley, Abigail Shoben, Roger Levine
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to assess longitudinal and cross-sectional changes in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basics and Paramedics: (1) demographics, (2) employment characteristics, and (3) initial Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education. METHODS: These data were collected between 1999 and 2008 employing survey techniques aimed at collecting valid data. A random, stratified sample was utilized to allow results to be generalizable to the nationally certified EMS population...
December 8, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928439/coping-behavior-and-risk-and-resilience-stress-factors-in-french-regional-emergency-medicine-unit-workers-a-cross-sectional-survey
#12
Lala Ai, Sturzu Lm, Picard Jp, Druot F, Grama F, Bobirnac G
The Emergency Department (ED) has the highest workload in a hospital, offering care to patients in their most acute state of illness, as well as comforting their families and tending to stressful situations of the physical and psychological areal. Method. A cross-sectional survey of 366 Emergency Unit staff members including medical doctors, medical residents, medical nurses and ward aids, was undergone. Study participants came from four periphery hospitals in the Moselle Department of Eastern France with similar workforce and daily patient loads statistics...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928249/%C3%A2-recurrence-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-and-its-risk-factors
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Roya Najafi-Vosough, Ali Ghaleiha, Javad Faradmal, Hossein Mahjub
Objective: The aim of this study was to identify prognosis factors associated with recurrence in patients ‎with bipolar disorder.‎‎ Method: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in Hamadan Province, the west of Iran. All ‎patients (n = 400) with bipolar disorder who were hospitalized for the second time or more ‎during April 2008 to September 2014 were included in this study. Ordinal logistic regression ‎analysis was employed to determine the effective factors in each recurrence, and odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were obtained...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927872/mumps-outbreak-among-a-highly-vaccinated-university-community-new-york-city-ny-january-april-2014
#14
Leena N Patel, Robert Arciuolo, Jie Fu, Francesca R Giancotti, Jane R Zucker, Jennifer Rakeman, Jennifer B Rosen
BACKGROUND: On January 14, 2014, a vaccinated student presented with parotitis. Mumps IgM testing was negative and reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing was not performed, resulting in a missed diagnosis and the start of an outbreak at a New York City (NYC) university. METHODS: Mumps case investigations included patient interviews, medical records review, and laboratory testing including mumps serology and RT-PCR. Cases were considered linked to the outbreak if they attended or had epidemiologic linkage to the university...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927262/first-successful-pre-distribution-of-stable-iodine-tablets-under-japan-s-new-policy-after-the-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-accident
#15
Mayo Ojino, Sumito Yoshida, Takashi Nagata, Masami Ishii, Makoto Akashi
Stable iodine tablets are effective in reducing internal exposure to radioactive iodine, which poses a risk for thyroid cancer and other conditions. After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the Japanese government shifted its policy on stable iodine tablet distribution from "after-the-fact" to "before-the-fact" and instructed local governments to pre-distribute stable iodine tablets to residents living within a 5-km radius of nuclear facilities. The nation's first pre-distribution of stable iodine tablets was carried out in June and July of 2014 in Kagoshima Prefecture...
December 8, 2016: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925550/impact-of-medication-errors-in-nursing-homes-surprisingly-low
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Serious outcomes as a result medication errors among nursing home residents are 'surprisingly low', despite these errors being common, say Australian researchers.
December 7, 2016: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924665/behind-closed-doors
#17
Kevin Duan, Leslie Sheu
This Personal View about feedback culture is based on our personal experiences as internal medicine chief residents with attendings, residents, and interns who came into our office to discuss concerns about team members. Our unique perspective as chief residents revealed a tendency amongst physicians at all levels of training to first raise these concerns behind closed doors, instead of with the learner directly. We highlight the need to shift feedback culture in medical training away from this practice towards a clinical "micro-coaching" approach...
December 7, 2016: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923090/association-between-end-of-rotation-resident-transition-in-care-and-mortality-among-hospitalized-patients
#18
Joshua L Denson, Ashley Jensen, Harry S Saag, Binhuan Wang, Yixin Fang, Leora I Horwitz, Laura Evans, Scott E Sherman
Importance: Shift-to-shift transitions in care among house staff are associated with adverse events. However, the association between end-of-rotation transition (in which care of the patient is transferred) and adverse events is uncertain. Objective: To examine the association of end-of-rotation house staff transitions with mortality among hospitalized patients. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective multicenter cohort study of patients admitted to internal medicine services (N = 230 701) at 10 university-affiliated US Veterans Health Administration hospitals (2008-2014)...
December 6, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923089/correlations-between-ratings-on-the-resident-annual-evaluation-summary-and-the-internal-medicine-milestones-and-association-with-abim-certification-examination-scores-among-us-internal-medicine-residents-2013-2014
#19
Karen E Hauer, Jonathan Vandergrift, Brian Hess, Rebecca S Lipner, Eric S Holmboe, Sarah Hood, William Iobst, Stanley J Hamstra, Furman S McDonald
Importance: US internal medicine residency programs are now required to rate residents using milestones. Evidence of validity of milestone ratings is needed. Objective: To compare ratings of internal medicine residents using the pre-2015 resident annual evaluation summary (RAES), a nondevelopmental rating scale, with developmental milestone ratings. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cross-sectional study of US internal medicine residency programs in the 2013-2014 academic year, including 21 284 internal medicine residents (7048 postgraduate-year 1 [PGY-1], 7233 PGY-2, and 7003 PGY-3)...
December 6, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922990/robotically-assisted-thoracic-surgery-proposed-guidelines-for-privileging-and-credentialing
#20
Faiz Y Bhora, Adnan M Al-Ayoubi, Sadiq S Rehmani, Craig M Forleiter, Wissam N Raad, Scott G Belsley
OBJECTIVE: Increased use of robotically assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) necessitates effective credentialing guidelines to ensure safe outcomes. We provide a stepwise algorithm for granting privileges and credentials in RATS. This algorithm reflects graduated responsibility and complexity of the surgical procedures performed. Furthermore, it takes into account volume, outcomes, surgeon's competency, and appropriateness of robot usage. METHODS: We performed a literature review for available strategies to grant privileges and credentials for implementing robotic surgery...
December 5, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
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