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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884232/adherence-to-antihypertensive-therapy
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REVIEW
Erin Peacock, Marie Krousel-Wood
Adherence to antihypertensive medication remains a key modifiable factor in the management of hypertension. The multidimensional nature of adherence and blood pressure (BP) control call for multicomponent, patient-centered interventions to improve adherence. Promising strategies to improve antihypertensive medication adherence and BP control include regimen simplification, reduction of out-of-pocket costs, use of allied health professionals for intervention delivery, and self-monitoring of BP. Research to understand the effects of technology-mediated interventions, mechanisms underlying adherence behavior, and sex-race differences in determinants of low adherence and intervention effectiveness may enhance patient-specific approaches to improve adherence and disease control...
January 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878959/students-today%C3%A2-educators-tomorrow
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Keri Moore, Brett Vaughan
BACKGROUND: The article describes the use of the mini clinical examination (mini-CEX) in a pilot study to introduce peer assessment in one allied health programme to explore students' capacity as clinical educators. Preparing today's pre-professional health students to be clinical educators by engaging them in peer teaching, learning and assessment may encourage them to become tomorrow's clinical educators. CONTEXT: Peer assessment is common among many undergraduate medical and allied health programmes, and is typically used as a means of providing students with feedback on their clinical skill development...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875018/the-process-and-challenges-of-obtaining-and-sustaining-clinical-placements-for-nursing-and-allied-health-students
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Christine Taylor, Liz Angel, Lucy Nyanga, Cathy Dickson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper describes the process and challenges from a project that aimed to develop processes, source new placements, and place students primarily in the discipline of Nursing, but also Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Social Work, and Speech Therapy. BACKGROUND: Clinical experience in health facilities is an essential element of health professional education, yet globally there is a lack of clinical placements to meet demands...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873322/non-medical-prescribing-versus-medical-prescribing-for-acute-and-chronic-disease-management-in-primary-and-secondary-care
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REVIEW
Greg Weeks, Johnson George, Katie Maclure, Derek Stewart
BACKGROUND: A range of health workforce strategies are needed to address health service demands in low-, middle- and high-income countries. Non-medical prescribing involves nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and physician assistants substituting for doctors in a prescribing role, and this is one approach to improve access to medicines. OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical, patient-reported, and resource use outcomes of non-medical prescribing for managing acute and chronic health conditions in primary and secondary care settings compared with medical prescribing (usual care)...
November 22, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865333/substance-abuse-prevention-assessment-and-treatment-for-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-youth
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REVIEW
Romulo Alcalde Aromin
Knowing how to manage substance abuse in all youth is an important aspect of pediatric care, including providing clinically appropriate anticipatory guidance, monitoring, assessment, and treatment. Although most lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth do not abuse substances, as a group they experience unique challenges in self-identity development that put them at an increased risk for substance abuse. This article addresses prevention and management of substance use in LGBT youth relevant to pediatrics and allied professions as an aspect of their overall health care...
December 2016: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863592/nursing-interventions-in-stroke-care-delivery-an-evidence-based-clinical-review
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Dimitrios Theofanidis, Bernard Gibbon
INTRODUCTION: Generally, nursing interventions during the acute stages following a stroke aim at preventing secondary brain injury (intracranial hypertension), maintaining the airways (due to paralysis of the pharynx muscles), providing general body support (vital signs, fluid and electrolyte balance), and anticipating the occurrence of complications (atelectasis and pneumonia). AIM: This literature review is to prioritize nursing interventions for acute stroke and to update nursing roles and input considering recommended levels of evidence of care to date...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Nursing: Official Publication of the Society for Peripheral Vascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854252/weight-management-advice-for-clients-with-overweight-or-obesity-allied-health-professional-survey
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Suzanne J Snodgrass, Maya Guest, Ashley K Kable, Carole James, Samantha E Ashby, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Clare E Collins
The prevalence of obesity is increasing. The potential for allied health professionals to intervene through the provision of lifestyle advice is unknown. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices of health professionals in the provision of dietary and physical activity advice for clients with overweight or obesity. Dietitians, exercise physiologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists (n = 296) working in New South Wales were surveyed using paper-based and online methods...
November 14, 2016: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842631/medical-waste-disposal-at-a-hospital-in-mpumalanga-province-south-africa-implications-for-training-of-healthcare-professionals
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R R Makhura, S F Matlala, M P Kekana
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals (HCPs) produce various types of waste in the course of rendering healthcare services. Each classification of waste must be disposed of according to the prescribed guidelines. Incorrect disposal of waste may pose a danger to employees, patients and the environment. HCPs must have adequate knowledge of the disposal of medical waste. OBJECTIVES: To determine the knowledge and practices of HCPs with regard to medical waste disposal at a hospital in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa...
November 2, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836856/health-professional-perspectives-on-the-management-of-multimorbidity-and-polypharmacy-for-older-patients-in-australia
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Kevin Peter Mc Namara, Bianca Daphne Breken, Hamzah Tariq Alzubaidi, J Simon Bell, James A Dunbar, Christine Walker, Andrea Hernan
BACKGROUND: delivering appropriate care for patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy is increasingly challenging. Challenges for individual healthcare professions are known, but only little is known about overall healthcare team implementation of best practice for these patients. OBJECTIVE: to explore current approaches to multimorbidity management, and perceived barriers and enablers to deliver appropriate medications management for community-dwelling patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy, from a broad range of healthcare professional (HCP) perspectives in Australia...
November 10, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829449/efficacy-of-brief-behavioral-counselling-by-allied-health-professionals-to-promote-physical-activity-in-people-with-peripheral-arterial-disease-bipp-study-protocol-for-a-multi-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nicola W Burton, Zanfina Ademi, Stuart Best, Maria A Fiatarone Singh, Jason S Jenkins, Kenny D Lawson, Anthony S Leicht, Yorgi Mavros, Yian Noble, Paul Norman, Richard Norman, Belinda J Parmenter, Jenna Pinchbeck, Christopher M Reid, Sophie E Rowbotham, Lisan Yip, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is recommended for people with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and can improve walking capacity and quality of life; and reduce pain, requirement for surgery and cardiovascular events. This trial will assess the efficacy of a brief behavioral counselling intervention delivered by allied health professionals to improve physical activity in people with PAD. METHODS: This is a multi-center randomised controlled trial in four cities across Australia...
November 9, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820879/heparin-for-the-treatment-of-thrombosis-in-neonates
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REVIEW
Olga Romantsik, Matteo Bruschettini, Simona Zappettini, Luca Antonio Ramenghi, Maria Grazia Calevo
BACKGROUND: Among pediatric patients, newborns are at highest risk of developing thromboembolism. Neonatal thromboembolic (TE) events may consist of both venous and arterial thromboses and often iatrogenic complications (eg, central catheterization). Treatment guidelines for pediatric patients with TE events most often are extrapolated from the literature regarding adults. Options for the management of neonatal TE events include expectant management; nitroglycerin ointment; thrombolytic therapy or anticoagulant therapy, or a combination of the two; and surgery...
November 7, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816067/obesity-management-in-australian-primary-care-where-has-the-general-practitioner-gone
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Elizabeth Ann Sturgiss, Chris van Weel, Lauren Ball, Sarah Jansen, Kirsty Douglas
Obesity is a chronic condition with significant health and economic consequences that requires more effective management in Australia. General practitioners (GPs) currently act as care co-ordinators in line with national guidelines for overweight and obesity. Australian patients indicate that they would appreciate more involvement from their GP in the management of obesity, and this is in line with international findings. Not all patients have access to specialist obesity services or affordable allied health care because of location, cost and time, particularly in rural and remote areas where there is a greater prevalence of obesity...
November 7, 2016: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808468/plagiarism-in-nursing-education-an-integrative-review
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REVIEW
Joan Lynch, Bronwyn Everett, Lucie M Ramjan, Renee Callins, Paul Glew, Yenna Salamonson
AIM: To identify the prevalence and antecedents of plagiarism within nursing education and approaches to prevention and management. BACKGROUND: There has been growing media attention highlighting the prevalence of plagiarism in universities, including the academic integrity of undergraduate nursing students. A breach of academic integrity among nursing students also raises further concern with the potential transfer of this dishonest behaviour to the clinical setting...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803641/the-transition-to-secondary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-an-exploratory-qualitative-study-of-health-professionals-experiences
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Freya Davies, Fiona Wood, Katherine E Brain, Michelle Edwards, Rhiannon Jones, Rachel Wallbank, Neil P Robertson, Adrian Edwards
Background: Identifying the transition from relapsing-remitting to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) can be challenging for clinicians. Little previous research has explored how professionals experience working with patients during this specific stage of the disease. We explored the experiences of a group of multidisciplinary professionals who support patients in the transition to SPMS to describe this stage from a professional perspective. Methods: This qualitative semistructured interview study included 11 professionals (medical, nursing, and allied health professionals; specialists and generalists) working with patients with MS in South Wales, United Kingdom...
September 2016: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786567/compound-glycyrrhizin-plus-conventional-therapy-for-psoriasis-vulgaris-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jason Jingjie Yu, Claire Shuiqing Zhang, Meaghan E Coyle, Yiqi Du, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Charlie Changli Xue, Chuanjian Lu
Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic skin condition affecting patients' quality of life. Long-term use of conventional therapy increases risk of unwanted side effects. Compound Glycyrrhizin in conjunction with conventional therapy has been used in clinical practice, but the evidence of such practice has not been evaluated systematically. This review aims to evaluate efficacy and safety of Compound Glycyrrhizin in combination with conventional therapy for psoriasis vulgaris. PubMed, Excerpta Medica dataBASE (Embase), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED), CiNii, Chinese Biomedical Literature, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Chinese Scientific Journals Full Text Database and Wanfang Data were searched from their respective inceptions to September, 2015...
October 27, 2016: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770809/is-low-dose-amitriptyline-effective-in-the-management-of-chronic-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Donna M Urquhart, Anita E Wluka, Malcolm R Sim, Maurits van Tulder, Andrew Forbes, Stephen J Gibson, Carolyn Arnold, Chris Fong, Shane N Anthony, Flavia M Cicuttini
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a major clinical and public health problem, with limited evidence-based treatments. Low-dose antidepressants are commonly used to treat pain in chronic low back pain. However, their efficacy is unproven. The aim of this pragmatic, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial is to determine whether low-dose amitriptyline (an antidepressant) is more effective than placebo in reducing pain in individuals with chronic low back pain. METHODS/DESIGN: One hundred and fifty individuals with chronic low back pain will be recruited through hospital and private medical and allied health clinics, advertising in local media and posting of flyers in community locations...
October 22, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769640/can-a-web-based-community-of-practice-be-established-and-operated-to-lead-falls-prevention-activity-in-residential-care
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Jacqueline Francis-Coad, Christopher Etherton-Beer, Caroline Bulsara, Debbie Nobre, Anne-Marie Hill
The aims of this study were to evaluate establishing and operating a web-based community of practice (CoP) to lead falls prevention in a residential aged care (RAC) setting. A mixed methods evaluation was conducted in two phases using a survey and transcripts from interactive electronic sources. Nurses and allied health staff (n = 20) with an interest in falls prevention representing 13 sites of an RAC organization participated. In Phase 1, the CoP was developed, and the establishment of its structure and composition was evaluated using determinants of success reported in the literature...
October 18, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769223/the-activities-of-a-dietitian-led-gastroenterology-clinic-using-extended-scope-of-practice
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Dominique Ryan, Fiona Pelly, Elizabeth Purcell
BACKGROUND: Extending the scope of practice of allied health professionals has been a strategy adopted in the United Kingdom to address issues within the health system. Australia's health system is currently undermined by similar issues, heightening government interest in adopting the extended scope health care model. The aim of the current study was to describe the activities and outcomes of a dietitian-led gastroenterology clinic which operated under an extended scope of practice model in an outpatient gastroenterology department at a tertiary hospital in regional Queensland, Australia, and to assess patient satisfaction with the initiative...
October 21, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754135/os-26-04-targeting-care-gaps-in-patients-with-hypertension-a-quality-improvement-project-utilizing-emr-hypertension-dashboards-and-a-chronic-disease-coordinator
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Daniel Ngui, Michael J H Qiu, Michael Mann
OBJECTIVE: In order to address the systematic and practice management issues associated with managing hypertension, we undertook a quality improvement project at a multi-physician clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We piloted an evidence-based electronic medical record (EMR) hypertension management dashboard based on the 2014 Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) guideline recommendations. Since June 1, 2015, our chronic disease coordinator utilized our EMR HTN Dashboard to generate patient recalls, create physician reminders and to enhance internal clinic referrals to provide 1:1 patient hypertension self-management education by physicians and our clinical pharmacist team...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753673/a-narrative-review-of-how-sleep-related-breathing-disorders-and-cardiovascular-diseases-are-linked-an-update-for-advanced-practice-registered-nurses
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Chooza Moon, Cynthia H Phelan, Diane R Lauver, Lisa C Bratzke
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBDs), including obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea, are common among patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), but clinicians often do not pay enough attention to SRBDs. The purpose of this narrative review is to update advanced practice registered nurses on the literature focusing on the relationship between SRBDs and CVD (eg, hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and stroke) and on treatments that can improve SRBDs in patients with CVD...
November 2016: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
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