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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206874/a-quality-improvement-initiative-on-the-use-of-psychotropic-drugs-in-nursing-homes-in-flanders
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Majda Azermai, Maarten Wauters, Dirk De Meester, Lisa Renson, Danny Pauwels, Laurine Peeters, Hans Warie, Mirko Petrovic
INTRODUCTION: Government-funded quality improvement projects aimed to reduce the high psychotropic medication use in Belgian long-term care settings. DESIGN: A pilot project (2013-2014) with a pre-post and follow-up intervention design. METHODS: Two nursing homes received three educational courses. In the intervention nursing home (INH) additionally, a transition towards person-centred care through professional support was applied. Drug use was recorded at baseline, after 10 months (post) and after 22 months (follow-up), and coded into the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification...
February 16, 2017: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198966/computerized-nursing-process-in-the-intensive-care-unit-ergonomics-and-usability
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Sônia Regina Wagner de Almeida, Grace Teresinha Marcon Dal Sasso, Daniela Couto Carvalho Barra
OBJECTIVE: Analyzing the ergonomics and usability criteria of the Computerized Nursing Process based on the International Classification for Nursing Practice in the Intensive Care Unit according to International Organization for Standardization(ISO). METHOD: A quantitative, quasi-experimental, before-and-after study with a sample of 16 participants performed in an Intensive Care Unit. Data collection was performed through the application of five simulated clinical cases and an evaluation instrument...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186068/technology-induced-errors-and-adverse-event-reporting-in-an-organizational-learning-perspective
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Line Dausel Vinther, Christian Møller Jensen, Ditte Meulengracht Hjel-Mager, Nicoline Lyhne, Christian Nøhr
This paper addresses the possibilities of evaluating technology-induced errors, through the utilization of experiences of the Danish adverse event reporting system. The learning loop in the adverse event reporting system is identified and analyzed, to examine which elements can be utilized to evaluate technologies. The empirical data was collected through interviews and a workshop with members of the nursing staff at a nursing home in Aalborg, Denmark. It was found that, the establishment of sustainable feedback learning loops depends on shared visions in the organization and how creating shared visions requires involvement and participation...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178742/-urgency-of-gp-emergency-visits-to-nursing-homes
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Markus Bleckwenn, Sabrina Ahrens, Rieke Schnakenberg, Klaus Weckbecker
 Until now there are no uniform criteria or standards for classification of emergency home visits. Due to demographic changes, especially urgent visits to patients in nursing homes will increase. In the URGENT study, physicians and nurses rated the urgency of emergency visits to nursing home patients before and after the visit. This should help to see how many emergency house calls had been classified as less urgent and how often the assessment of physicians and nurses were in agreement with each other. In a prospective observational study, home visits were analyzed, which were classified as urgent at request by the physicians...
February 8, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168971/the-virtual-fracture-clinic-reducing-unnecessary-review-of-clavicle-fractures
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Rahul Bhattacharyya, Prem Ruben Jayaram, Robin Holliday, Paul Jenkins, Iain Anthony, Lech Rymaszewski
INTRODUCTION: We re-designed the outpatient management of trauma at our institution to eliminate appointments if there would be no change in management or information provision. All cases referred by the Emergency Department (ED) were reviewed at a Virtual Fracture Clinic (VFC) by an orthopaedic consultant and telephoned afterwards by a senior nurse. If face-to-face review was required, it was arranged at a specialist shoulder clinic. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the proportion of clavicle fractures that could be discharged without physical review...
January 27, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163847/barriers-against-required-nurse-estimation-models-applying-in-iran-hospitals-from-health-system-experts-point-of-view
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Seyed Saeed Tabatabaee, Mahmood Nekoie-Moghadam, Ali Vafaee-Najar, Mohammad Reza Amiresmaili
INTRODUCTION: One of the strategies for accessing effective nursing care is to design and implement a nursing estimation model. The purpose of this research was to determine barriers in applying models or norms for estimating the size of a hospital's nursing team. METHODS: This study was conducted from November 2015 to March 2016 among three levels of managers at the Ministry of Health, medical universities, and hospitals in Iran. We carried out a qualitative study using a Colaizzi method...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155301/a-model-for-the-facilitation-of-effective-management-of-aggression-experienced-by-psychiatric-nurses-from-patients-in-a-psychiatric-institution
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Emmanuel Bimenyimana, Marie Poggenpoel, Annie Temane, Chris Myburgh
BACKGROUND: 'The time I was hit nobody helped me. They (psychiatric nurses) just said: "you do not have to worry, you are not bleeding … in time you will see more"'. The core of the nursing profession is caring for those in need. However, when the psychiatric nurse (PN) is overwhelmed by aggression from the person cared for, the ideal of rendering quality patient care is compromised. There has to be a way to assist the PNs to manage aggression effectively in order to render quality patient care and improve PNs mental health...
November 30, 2016: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153055/high-prevalence-of-skin-and-wound-care-of-hospitalized-elderly-in-brazil-a-prospective-observational-study
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Carleara Ferreira da Rosa Silva, Rosimere Ferreira Santana, Beatriz Guitton Renaud Baptista de Oliveira, Thalita Gomes do Carmo
BACKGROUND: Skin changes caused by aging increase the risk of skin damages, such as pressure ulcers, during hospitalization of elderly patients. There is few information about the cost of wound treatment in Brazil. Conversely, skin and wound problems are highly reported among hospitalized elderly patients and caregivers. The purpose is to analyze the socio-demographic and clinical profile associated with skin and wound care in hospitalized elderly. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study...
February 2, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148262/demographic-factors-associated-with-dietary-supplement-prescriptions-filled-by-united-states-military-service-members-2005-2013
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Joseph J Knapik, Rosenie T Jean, Krista G Austin, Ryan A Steelman, Emily K Farina, Harris R Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Dietary supplements (DSs) can be purchased over-the-counter but may also be prescribed by medical personnel for specific therapeutic reasons. Few studies have examined this latter source of DSs despite the fact that 79% of physicians and 82% of nurses have recommended DSs to their patients. This investigation examined demographic factors associated with temporal trends in oral DS prescriptions filled by all United States (US) service members (SMs) from 2005 to 2013 (n = 1,427,080 ± 22,139, mean ± standard deviation per year)...
January 31, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143597/the-severity-and-associated-factors-of-participation-restriction-among-community-dwelling-frail-older-people-an-application-of-the-international-classification-of-functioning-disability-and-health-who-icf
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Justina Yat Wa Liu
BACKGROUND: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (WHO-ICF) describes participation restriction as one aspect of disability. Participation restriction refers to health problems that can hinder people's involvement in different life events. It is rational to believe that the prevalence of participation restriction increases among a frail population. However, information about the level of participation restriction among older people, particularly the pre-frail or frail, remains scant...
January 31, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134394/evaluation-and-management-of-female-victims-of-sexual-assault
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Roxanne A Vrees
Sexual assault is characterized by any sexual contact or behavior that occurs without explicit consent. Classifications vary based on the status of the perpetrator's relationship to the victim (eg, stranger, acquaintance) and characteristics of the victim herself (eg, child, elder adult, mentally disabled adult). Regardless of the classification, sexual assault is a significant individual as well as public health issue affecting women of all ages. While the majority of sexual assault cases are not initially reported to law enforcement, the best available data suggest the lifetime prevalence of sexual assault in the United States is approximately 20% among adult women...
January 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127773/does-the-regulatory-environment-affect-nurse-practitioners-patterns-of-practice-or-quality-of-care-in-health-centers
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Ellen T Kurtzman, Burt S Barnow, Jean E Johnson, Samuel J Simmens, Donna Lind Infeld, Fitzhugh Mullan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of state-granted nurse practitioner (NP) independence on patient-level quality, service utilization, and referrals. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey's community health center (HC) subsample (2006-2011). Primary analyses included approximately 6,500 patient visits to 350 NPs in 220 HCs. STUDY DESIGN: Propensity score matching and multivariate regression analysis were used to estimate the impact of state-granted NP independence on each outcome, separately...
February 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122626/developing-a-dementia-specific-health-state-classification-system-for-a-new-preference-based-instrument-ad-5d
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Kim-Huong Nguyen, Brendan Mulhern, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Joshua Byrnes, Wendy Moyle, Tracy Comans
BACKGROUND: With an ageing population, the number of people with dementia is rising. The economic impact on the health care system is considerable and new treatment methods and approaches to dementia care must be cost effective. Economic evaluation requires valid patient reported outcome measures, and this study aims to develop a dementia-specific health state classification system based on the Quality of Life for Alzheimer's disease (QOL-AD) instrument (nursing home version). This classification system will subsequently be valued to generate a preference-based measure for use in the economic evaluation of interventions for people with dementia...
January 25, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099689/effectiveness-and-safety-of-procalcitonin-evaluation-for-reducing-mortality-in-adults-with-sepsis-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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REVIEW
Brenda Ng Andriolo, Regis B Andriolo, Reinaldo Salomão, Álvaro N Atallah
BACKGROUND: Serum procalcitonin (PCT) evaluation has been proposed for early diagnosis and accurate staging and to guide decisions regarding patients with sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock, with possible reduction in mortality. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of serum PCT evaluation for reducing mortality and duration of antimicrobial therapy in adults with sepsis, severe sepsis or septic shock. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2015, Issue 7); MEDLINE (1950 to July 2015); Embase (Ovid SP, 1980 to July 2015); Latin American Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS via BIREME, 1982 to July 2015); and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL; EBSCO host, 1982 to July 2015), and trial registers (ISRCTN registry, ClinicalTrials...
January 18, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096015/association-of-medication-errors-with-drug-classifications-clinical-units-and-consequence-of-errors-are-they-related
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Maki Muroi, Jay J Shen, Alona Angosta
Registered nurses (RNs) play an important role in safe medication administration and patient safety. This study examined a total of 1276 medication error (ME) incident reports made by RNs in hospital inpatient settings in the southwestern region of the United States. The most common drug class associated with MEs was cardiovascular drugs (24.7%). Among this class, anticoagulants had the most errors (11.3%). The antimicrobials was the second most common drug class associated with errors (19.1%) and vancomycin was the most common antimicrobial that caused errors in this category (6...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086959/e-learning-programs-in-oncology-a-nationwide-experience-from-2005-to-2014
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Jan Degerfält, Staffan Sjöstedt, Per Fransson, Elisabeth Kjellén, Mads U Werner
BACKGROUND: E-learning is an established concept in oncological education and training. However, there seems to be a scarcity of long-term assessments of E-learning programs in oncology vis-á-vis their structural management and didactic value. This study presents descriptive, nationwide data from 2005 to 2014. E-learning oncology programs in chemotherapy, general oncology, pain management, palliative care, psycho-social-oncology, and radiotherapy, were reviewed from our databases. Questionnaires of self-perceived didactic value of the programs were examined 2008-2014...
January 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064733/a-work-systems-analysis-approach-to-understanding-fatigue-in-hospital-nurses
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Linsey M Steege, Kalyan S Pasupathy, Diane A Drake
Occupational fatigue is an important challenge in improving health and safety in healthcare systems. A secondary analysis of cross-sectional data from a survey sample comprised of 340 hospital nurses was conducted to explore the relationships between components of the nursing work system (person, tasks, tools and technology, environment, organization) and nurse fatigue and recovery levels. All components of the work system were significantly associated with changes in fatigue and recovery. Results of a tree-based classification method indicated significant interactions between multiple work system components and fatigue and recovery...
January 9, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057312/design-and-evaluation-of-reform-plan-for-local-academic-nursing-challenges-using-action-research
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Marziyeh Asadizaker, Zhila Abedsaeedi, Heidarali Abedi, Azadeh Saki
PURPOSE: This study identifies challenges to the first nurse training program for undergraduate nursing students at a nursing and midwifery school in Iran using a collaborative approach in order to improve the program. METHODS: Action research was used as a research strategy with qualitative content analysis and quantitative evaluation. The participants were 148 individuals from nursing academic and clinical settings, including administrators, faculty members, students, and staff nurses...
December 2016: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054733/pain-underreporting-associated-with-profound-intellectual-disability-in-emergency-departments
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A Amor-Salamanca, J M Menchon
BACKGROUND: Little information is available regarding the visits made by persons with profound intellectual disability (PID) to general hospital emergency departments (ED). This study aims to know whether persons with PID who attend ED are given the same type of diagnoses as people with no such disability. METHODS: Over a period of 18 months, we gathered data from all non-scheduled visits to an ED by persons with PID to identify the reason for consultation (according to the classification used by the Spanish Society for Emergency Nursing) and the final diagnosis upon discharge...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042921/impact-of-nursing-diagnoses-on-patient-and-organisational-outcomes-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Gianfranco Sanson, Ercole Vellone, Mari Kangasniemi, Rosaria Alvaro, Fabio D'agostino
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of nursing diagnoses on patient and organisational outcomes in any field of healthcare where nurses are involved. BACKGROUND: In healthcare systems, descriptions of patient complexity and outcomes and payment criteria are primarily based on medical diagnoses and procedures. Other aspects of patient care are rarely considered. Nursing diagnoses are believed to be related to healthcare outcomes, but comprehensive evidence for this association is missing...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
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