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Systematic Review: Antimicrobial Lock Solutions for Preventing Catheter-related Infections in Haemodialysis

3 May, 2018 | 18:53h | UTC

Antimicrobial lock solutions for preventing catheter-related infections in haemodialysis – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Case–Crossover Study: Association Between Home Care Visits and Same-Day Emergency Department Use

3 May, 2018 | 18:44h | UTC

The association between home care visits and same-day emergency department use: a case–crossover study – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentaries: Seniors more likely to visit the ER after nurse’s home care visit – McMaster University (free) AND Seniors visit ER’s more frequently after nurse’s home care visit – UPI (free)

 


USPSTF Draft Recommendation: Screening for Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

27 Apr, 2018 | 01:31h | UTC

USPSTF Draft Recommendation Statement: Intimate Partner Violence, Elder Abuse, and Abuse of Vulnerable Adults: Screening (free)

Commentaries: USPSTF urges abuse screening for reproductive-aged women – MedicalXpress (free) AND USPSTF Recommends Screening for Partner Violence in Reproductive-Aged Women – Clinical Advisor (free)

“The USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen for intimate partner violence (IPV) in women of reproductive age and provide or refer women who screen positive to ongoing support services.”

 


Meta-Analysis: Case Managers Improve Outcomes for People with Dementia and Their Carers

27 Apr, 2018 | 01:23h | UTC

Case managers improve outcomes for people with dementia and their carers – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Article: The effectiveness of community-based coordinating interventions in dementia care: a meta-analysis and subgroup analysis of intervention components – BMC Health Services Research (free)

“The review suggests that nurses may be particularly well placed to act as case managers for people with dementia, perhaps because they have the skills to perform the broad range of tasks associated with the role.” (via @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 


Viewpoint: Tube Feeding and Deteriorating Patients

25 Apr, 2018 | 12:54h | UTC

David Oliver: Tube feeding and deteriorating patients—guidelines can take us only so far – The BMJ (free)

Related Guidelines: American Geriatrics Society Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Position Statement (free) AND ESPEN guideline on ethical aspects of artificial nutrition and hydration (free)

Related Reviews: Artificial nutrition and hydration in advanced dementia – Canadian Family Physician (free) AND End-of-life issues in advanced dementia: Part 1: goals of care, decision-making process, and family education – Canadian Family Physician (free) AND End-of-life issues in advanced dementia: Part 2: management of poor nutritional intake, dehydration, and pneumonia – Canadian Family Physician (free) AND Advanced Dementia – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 


Randomized Controlled Trial: Home vs Hospital Treatment of COPD Exacerbation

24 Apr, 2018 | 18:01h | UTC

Home treatment of COPD exacerbation selected by DECAF score: a non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation -Thorax (free)

Source: Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club

 


Research: Association of Repeated Measurements With Blood Pressure Control in Primary Care

20 Apr, 2018 | 01:43h | UTC

Association of Repeated Measurements With Blood Pressure Control in Primary Care – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Repeat BP Measurements in the Office Are Key, Study Highlights – TCTMD (free) AND Should Blood Pressure Measurement Be Repeated During Primary Care Visit? – MedicalResearch.com (free) AND Second BP Measurement Often Brings Better News – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Repeated BP Measures Linked to Drop in Initially Elevated BP – Physician’s Weekly (free)

 


USPSTF Statement: Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

17 Apr, 2018 | 15:19h | UTC

Interventions to Prevent Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorials: Preventing Fractures and Falls: A Limited Role for Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements? (free) AND New Prevention Guidelines for Falls and Fractures—Looking Beyond the Letters (free)

 


Systematic Review: Indicators of Intensive Care Unit Capacity Strain

15 Apr, 2018 | 23:42h | UTC

Indicators of intensive care unit capacity strain: a systematic review – Critical Care (free)

 


Perspective: navigating occupational hazards for the pregnant nurse

3 Apr, 2018 | 15:17h | UTC

Navigating Occupational Hazards for the Pregnant Nurse – Daily Nurse (free)

 


New Guide to Infection Control in The Hospital

8 Mar, 2018 | 22:31h | UTC

New Guide to Infection Control in The Hospital – International Society for Infectious Diseases (free)

A free, online resource on the principles and interventions needed to reduce healthcare associated infections, with suggested control measures across different resource levels.

 


Nursing Now campaign: empowering nurses to improve global health

8 Mar, 2018 | 21:28h | UTC

New campaign: Nursing Now campaign: empowering nurses to improve global health – World Health Organization (free)

Related: Global nursing movement launches – Devex (free) AND Nursing Now campaign: raising the status of nurses – The Lancet (free registration required)

See also: Nursing Now Website

Source: International Health Policies Newsletter

 


Research: Patterns and Predictors of Short-Term PICCs Use

2 Mar, 2018 | 01:15h | UTC

Patterns and Predictors of Short-Term Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Use: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free PDF)

Commentary: Short-term use of IV devices is common — and risky — study shows – University of Michigan, via ScienceDaily (free)

“Intravenous devices known as PICCs should be reserved for long-term use, but a new study shows 1 in 4 are used for 5 days or less” (from ScienceDaily)

 


Opinion: Compassionate leadership has a pivotal role in tackling bullying in healthcare

27 Feb, 2018 | 15:55h | UTC

Compassionate leadership has a pivotal role in tackling bullying in healthcare – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“Negative staff experiences are often a precursor for negative patient experiences”.

 


Quality improvement collaboratives can improve clinical processes and patient outcomes

16 Feb, 2018 | 01:07h | UTC

Quality improvement collaboratives can improve clinical processes and patient outcomes – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Are quality improvement collaboratives effective? A systematic review – BMJ Quality & Safety (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Total Knee Arthroplasty: Improving Outcomes with a Multidisciplinary Approach

16 Feb, 2018 | 00:27h | UTC

Total knee arthroplasty: improving outcomes with a multidisciplinary approach – Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare (free)

 


Systematic Review: Nursing Interventions for Smoking Cessation

15 Feb, 2018 | 10:51h | UTC

Nursing interventions for smoking cessation – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Does support and intervention from nurses help people to stop smoking? – Cochrane Library (free)

“There’s moderate quality evidence that behavioural support to motivate & sustain smoking cessation delivered by nurses can lead to a modest increase in the number of people who achieve prolonged abstinence” (via @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 


Systematic Review: Is e-learning more effective than traditional learning for health professionals?

9 Feb, 2018 | 11:38h | UTC

Is e-learning more effective than traditional learning for health professionals? – Cochrane Library (free)

E-learning for health professionals – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Intravenous antibiotics, administered over 3 hours, are linked to lower death rates in sepsis

5 Feb, 2018 | 16:50h | UTC

Intravenous antibiotics, administered over 3 hours, are linked to lower death rates in sepsis – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Prolonged versus short-term intravenous infusion of antipseudomonal β-lactams for patients with sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Viewpoint: Incorporating Nursing Complexity in Reimbursement Coding Systems

4 Feb, 2018 | 17:36h | UTC

Incorporating nursing complexity in reimbursement coding systems: the potential impact on missed care – BMJ Quality & Safety (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: eHealth Interventions for Reducing Mental Health Conditions in Employees

4 Feb, 2018 | 17:13h | UTC

Effectiveness of eHealth interventions for reducing mental health conditions in employees: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One (free)

 


Systematic Review: E-learning for Health Professionals

30 Jan, 2018 | 19:17h | UTC

E-learning for health professionals – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Guideline: Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings

26 Jan, 2018 | 00:26h | UTC

Guideline: Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings – Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (free)

Summary and commentary: New guidelines issued on contact precautions for C. diff, resistant infections – ACP Hospitalist (free)

 


Guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management in Emergency Medical Services

23 Jan, 2018 | 16:49h | UTC

Evidence-Based Guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management in Emergency Medical Services – Prehospital Emergency Care (free)

Commentaries in the same issue: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management in Emergency Medical Services: A Significant Step Forward and a Model for Other High-Risk Industries (free) AND What an Evidence-based Guideline for Fatigue Risk Management Means for Us: Statements From Stakeholders (free) AND Proposed Performance Measures and Strategies for Implementation of the Fatigue Risk Management Guidelines for Emergency Medical Services (free) AND Evidence-Based Guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management in Emergency Medical Services: A Step in the Right Direction Toward Better Sleep Health (free)

 


5 Ways Poorly Thought out Health IT Can Worsen Patient Safety

23 Jan, 2018 | 14:36h | UTC

5 ways poorly thought out health IT can worsen patient safety – KevinMD.com (free)

 


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