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Chris Longhurst
The head of the Safe Staffing Alliance has said new draft guidance on nurse staffing on acute adult inpatient wards in England 'does not go far enough'.
January 4, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093370/a-comparison-of-locomotor-therapy-interventions-partial-body-weight-supported-treadmill-lokomat%C3%A2-and-g-eo%C3%A2-training-in-persons-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alberto Esquenazi, Stella Lee, Amanda Wikoff, Andrew Packel, Theresa Toczylowski, John Feeley
BACKGROUND: Literature in the application of gait training techniques in persons with traumatic brain injury is limited. Current techniques require of multiple staff and are physically demanding. The use of a robotic locomotor training may provide improved training capacity for this population. OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of three different modes of locomotor therapy on gait velocity and spatiotemporal symmetry using: an end effector robot (G-EO™); a robotic exoskeleton (Lokomat®) and manual assisted partial-body weight supported treadmill training (PBWSTT) in participants with traumatic brain injury...
January 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069914/survival-analysis-of-weekend-emergency-medical-admissions
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Richard Conway, Sean Cournane, Declan Byrne, Deirdre O'Riordan, Bernard Silke
BACKGROUND: We previously reported weekend emergency admissions to have a higher mortality; we have now examined the time profile of deaths, by weekday or weekend admission, in all emergency medical patients admitted between 2002 - 2014. METHODS: We divided admissions by a weekday or weekend (After 17.00 Friday-Sunday) hospital arrival. We examined survival following an admission using Cox proportional hazard models and Kaplan-Meier time to event analysis. RESULTS: 82,368 admissions were recorded in 44,628 patients...
January 9, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062019/care-delivery-patterns-processes-and-outcomes-for-primary-ovarian-cancer-surgery-a-population-based-review-using-a-national-administrative-database
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Saad Shakeel, Laurie Elit, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Laura Schneider, Christian Finley
OBJECTIVES: In this pan-Canadian study, we sought to elucidate the current state of surgical care for primary ovarian cancers and factors influencing selected short-term outcomes; these were in-hospital mortality (IHM), major complications (MCs), failure-to-rescue (FTR), and hospital length of stay (LOS). METHODS: We created a population cohort using inpatient admission records from the Canadian Institute of Health Information data set (2004-2012). Multilevel logistic regression and flexible parametric survival analyses, adjusted for hospital clustering effect, were conducted to determine the effect of patient-specific factors (i...
January 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059837/complications-risk-factors-and-staffing-patterns-for-noncardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Michael R Mathis, Subramanian Sathishkumar, Sachin Kheterpal, Matthew D Caldwell, Francis D Pagani, Elizabeth S Jewell, Milo C Engoren
BACKGROUND: Patients with left ventricular assist devices presenting for noncardiac surgery are increasingly commonplace; however, little is known about their outcomes. Accordingly, the authors sought to determine the frequency of complications, risk factors, and staffing patterns. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective study at their academic tertiary care center, investigating all adult left ventricular assist device patients undergoing noncardiac surgery from 2006 to 2015...
January 6, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051772/characterizing-teamwork-in-cardiovascular-care-outcomes-a-network-analytics-approach
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Matthew B Carson, Denise M Scholtens, Conor N Frailey, Stephanie J Gravenor, Emilie S Powell, Amy Y Wang, Gayle Shier Kricke, Faraz S Ahmad, R Kannan Mutharasan, Nicholas D Soulakis
BACKGROUND: The nature of teamwork in healthcare is complex and interdisciplinary, and provider collaboration based on shared patient encounters is crucial to its success. Characterizing the intensity of working relationships with risk-adjusted patient outcomes supplies insight into provider interactions in a hospital environment. METHODS AND RESULTS: We extracted 4 years of patient, provider, and activity data for encounters in an inpatient cardiology unit from Northwestern Medicine's Enterprise Data Warehouse...
November 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045351/primary-care-mental-health-integration-in-the-va-health-system-associations-between-provider-staffing-and-quality-of-depression-care
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Debra S Levine, John F McCarthy, Brittany Cornwell, Laurie Brockmann, Paul N Pfeiffer
OBJECTIVES: The study examined whether staffing of Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) services in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system is related to quality of depression care. METHODS: Site surveys and administrative data from 349 VA facilities for fiscal year 2013 were used to calculate PCMHI staffing (full-time equivalents) per 10,000 primary care patients and discipline-specific staffing proportions for PCMHI psychologists, social workers, nurses, and psychiatric medication prescribers...
January 3, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017895/mobbing-among-care-workers-in-nursing-homes-a-cross-sectional-secondary-analysis-of-the-swiss-nursing-homes-human-resources-project
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Myriam Tong, René Schwendimann, Franziska Zúñiga
BACKGROUND: As a category of bullying, mobbing is a form of violence in the workplace that damages the employing organization as well as the targeted employee. In Europe, the overall prevalence of mobbing in healthcare is estimated at 4%. However, few studies have explored mobbing among long-term care workers. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to examine the frequency of mobbing in Swiss nursing homes and its relationships with care workers' (i.e. registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, assistant nurse, nurse aide) health status, job satisfaction, and intention to leave, and to explore the work environment as a contributing factor to mobbing...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978948/association-between-presence-of-a-cardiac-intensivist-and-mortality-in-an-adult-cardiac-care-unit
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Soo Jin Na, Chi Ryang Chung, Kyeongman Jeon, Chi-Min Park, Gee Young Suh, Joong Hyun Ahn, Keumhee C Carriere, Young Bin Song, Jin-Oh Choi, Joo-Yong Hahn, Jin-Ho Choi, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Young Keun On, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Eun-Seok Jeon, Duk-Kyung Kim, Jeong Hoon Yang
BACKGROUND: Dedicated intensive care unit (ICU) physician staffing is associated with a reduction in ICU mortality rates in general medical and surgical ICUs. However, limited data are available on the role of a cardiac intensivist in the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the association of cardiac intensivist-directed care with clinical outcomes in adult patients admitted to the CICU. METHODS: This study analyzed 2,431 patients admitted to the CICU at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea, from January 2012 to December 2015...
December 20, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968889/patient-safety-culture-in-surgical-departments-versus-other-departments-in-county-hospitals-of-hubei-province-china-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Manli Wang, Hongbing Tao, Haiqing Fang, Zhaohui Cheng, Miao Cai, Xiaojun Lin, Chang Xu
BACKGROUND: Patient safety culture affects hospital safety and performance. The Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC) is widely used to assess the safety culture in hospital and unit level. We aimed to assess strengths and weaknesses of surgical departments compared with others in county hospitals of China with HSOPSC. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 with a Chinese translation of HSOPSC being administered to 1500 staff from 19 county hospitals in Xiaogan city of Hubei province China...
October 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940368/work-environment-characteristics-associated-with-quality-of-care-in-dutch-nursing-homes-a-cross-sectional-study
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Ramona Backhaus, Erik van Rossum, Hilde Verbeek, Ruud J G Halfens, Frans E S Tan, Elizabeth Capezuti, Jan P H Hamers
BACKGROUND: A lack of relationship between direct care staffing levels and quality of care, as found in prior studies, underscores the importance of considering the quality of the work environment instead of only considering staff ratios. Only a few studies, however, have combined direct care staffing with work environment characteristics when assessing the relationship with quality of care in nursing homes. OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between direct care staffing levels, work environment characteristics and perceived quality of care in Dutch nursing homes...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913106/innovations-in-radiotherapy-technology
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I J Feain, L Court, J R Palta, S Beddar, P Keall
Many low- and middle-income countries, together with remote and low socioeconomic populations within high-income countries, lack the resources and services to deal with cancer. The challenges in upgrading or introducing the necessary services are enormous, from screening and diagnosis to radiotherapy planning/treatment and quality assurance. There are severe shortages not only in equipment, but also in the capacity to train, recruit and retain staff as well as in their ongoing professional development via effective international peer-review and collaboration...
February 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820606/survival-rates-following-pediatric-in-hospital-cardiac-arrests-during-nights-and-weekends
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Farhan Bhanji, Alexis A Topjian, Vinay M Nadkarni, Amy H Praestgaard, Elizabeth A Hunt, Adam Cheng, Peter A Meaney, Robert A Berg
Importance: Nearly 6000 hospitalized children in the United States receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) annually. Little is known about whether the survival of these children is influenced by the time of the event (eg, nighttime or weekends). Differences in survival could have important implications for hospital staffing, training, and resource allocation. Objective: To determine whether outcomes after pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrests differ during nights and weekends compared with days/evenings and weekdays...
January 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818419/relationship-between-hospital-policies-for-labor-induction-and-cesarean-delivery-and-perinatal-care-quality-among-rural-u-s-hospitals
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Katy B Kozhimannil, Peiyin Hung, Michelle M Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Shailendra Prasad, Ira S Moscovice
Many hospitals are adopting quality improvement strategies in obstetrics. This study characterized rural U.S. hospitals based on their hospital staffing and clinical management policies for labor induction and cesarean delivery, and assessed the relationship between policies and performance on maternity care quality. We surveyed all 306 rural maternity hospitals in nine states and used data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Statewide Inpatient Database hospital discharge database. We found staffing policies were more prevalent at lower-volume hospitals (92% vs...
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787880/reducing-hospital-readmission-disparities-of-older-black-and-white-adults-after-elective-joint-replacement-the-role-of-nurse-staffing
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Karen B Lasater, Matthew D McHugh
OBJECTIVES: To examine racial differences in readmissions of older adults undergoing elective total hip and knee replacement, to determine the relationship between nurse staffing and readmission, and to study whether the relationship between staffing and readmission differs for older black and white adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of multiple linked secondary data sources. SETTING: Nonfederal acute care hospitals in California, Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania (n = 483)...
December 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773335/nurse-staffing-and-hospital-characteristics-predictive-of-time-to-diagnostic-evaluation-for-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Judith Shindul-Rothschild, Catherine Y Read, Kelly D Stamp, Jane Flanagan
: In the 2014 Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance Summit, for the first time, participants recommended tracking nursing and advanced practice nurse hours. Performance data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provides an opportunity to analyze factors associated with delays in emergency care. The purpose of this study was to investigate hospital characteristics associated with time to a diagnostic evaluation in 67 Massachusetts emergency departments from 2013 to 2014...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772533/assessing-occupancy-and-its-relation-to-healthcare-associated-infections
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Neal D Goldstein, Bailey C Ingraham, Stephen C Eppes, Marci Drees, David A Paul
Occupancy has been associated with risk for healthcare-associated infections, yet its definition varies widely. Occupancy can be modeled as a function of census, acuity of the patient care unit, staffing ratio, or some combination. This article discusses the appropriate parameterization of these measures and how to interpret their impact. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016:1-3.
October 24, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757362/what-would-women-choose-when-given-a-choice-in-breast-reconstruction
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Thomas C Lam, Caleb J Winch
: Reconstruction after mastectomy is an important milestone for many women treated for breast cancer. However, because many surgeons only offer their preferred method of reconstruction, it is not clear which approach women would choose if offered a genuine choice. METHODS: Between 1998 and 2010, the breast reconstruction service at a major Australian teaching hospital was staffed by a single plastic surgeon trained in both prosthetic and autologous breast reconstruction techniques...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681513/advanced-practice-providers-perceptions-of-patient-workload-results-of-a-multi-institutional-survey
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April N Kapu, Carmel A McComiskey, Lacey Buckler, Jennifer Derkazarian, Tammy Goda, Maria A Lofgren, Colleen K McIlvennan, Julie Raaum, Patricia M Selig, Corinna Sicoutris, Barbara Todd, Vicki Turner, Elizabeth Card, Nancy Wells
OBJECTIVE: This study examines data collected from a survey of advanced practice providers' (APPs') perceptions of reasonable versus actual APP-to-patient ratios and other factors that affect workload burden in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. BACKGROUND: Advanced practice providers provide accessible, cost-effective, and quality care in a growing number of specialty practices across multiple patient care settings. They are caring for higher volumes of patients and assuming more responsibilities while continuing to navigate highly complex healthcare systems...
October 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649636/an-international-survey-the-role-of-specialist-nurses-in-adult-respiratory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Kathleen Jr Daly, Luigi Camporota, Nicholas A Barrett
BACKGROUND: The last decade has seen an increase in the number of centres able to provide venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) internationally across different health care systems. To support this growth, a variety of staffing arrangements have been adopted depending on local need and availability of resources, both in terms of manpower and finances to safely meet the complex needs of the patient and circuit management. AIM: The aim of the survey was to describe current staffing arrangements of care provision for adult patients on VV-ECMO, with a focus on understanding the professional roles and responsibilities of staff managing the circuit in order to inform further discussion around different approaches to staffing...
September 21, 2016: Nursing in Critical Care
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