Tag: "nurses" at medical news
Collaborative care, training boosts adolescent depression treatment in primary care clinics
...s in depression evaluation and treatment, and used nurses
and therapists in the clinics to provide depressio...lescents and parents to speak to their doctors and nurses
about depressive symptoms and seek effective care." Researchers conducted the randomized, controlle...
Grapefruit juice and medication can be a dangerous mix
...iption. Nevertheless, she says that many patients, nurses
and doctors aren't aware of the interactions or th...vent such problems, Karch repeats what doctors and nurses
tell their patients every day: Read a medication's warning label carefully. If an interaction with g...
More efficient ways of managing patient flow may benefit Los Angeles County/USC hospital
...ing patients. "For instance, we talked to triage nurses
to find out how patients are classified based on their level of medical need," Belson said. "Do they give gunshot victims or accident victims priority over someone having a heart attack? Then we looked at the degree to which the triage decision proce...
New guidelines conclude all aerosol therapy devices equally effective
...olovich. "Physicians, respiratory therapists, and nurses
caring for patients with respiratory diseases should be familiar with issues related to performance and correct use of aerosol delivery devices in order to instruct their patients on proper usage." "Evidence-based guidelines are based on a comprehe...
Small band of nurses plays key role keeping germ threats at bay
.... Between them and us stand a few small groups of nurses
at select institutions around the country, includi...rring, much of the effort ended up in the hands of nurses
at four of the seven VTEUs. Last week, nurses
in the vaccine testing unit at the University of Roche...
Families inform roadmap to improve care for dying in nursing homes
...luding: improve training for nursing home aides, nurses
and administrators, including skills in identifying and managing symptoms and communicating with families; improve physician training, including giving medical residents experience in following patients as they leave the hospital to enter a nursing ...
Nursing homes register 41 percent drop in residents' pain
.... These included more frequent pain assessments by nurses
and more detailed medication requests for physicians. In one facility, nurses
and aides wore "Ask me about your pain" buttons. Several homes tried to ease pain without drugs, usi...
Emergency departments failing to meet essential standards for children
... paediatric life support, but almost half (47%) of nurses
had no such training. Researchers also found that the number of hospitals providing for children in major incident plans had fallen to just over 10% of those surveyed in 2004. Though the Government has recognised unacceptable variations in standards ...
Guidance on chaperones hard to implement in general practice
...group, and working in a smaller practice. Practice nurses
were the most common chaperones, but a non-clinical member of the practice staff, a student or GP registrar, or another doctor, were alternatives. Use of chaperones by male doctors has substantially increased since the 1980s and '90s, but use by fema...
Medication errors in sick children may be higher than previously thought
...l stages of resuscitation, and both physicians and nurses
made errors. Many errors could be detected only by analysis of syringe content, suggesting that the incidence of medication errors during resuscitations is substantially higher than previously estimated. Resuscitation is an extremely stressful and u...
Simple intervention nearly eliminates catheter-related bloodstream infections
...er-related bloodstream infections, but doctors and nurses
who implement simple and inexpensive interventions...nterventions, which include a system for educating nurses
and doctors about infection control, streamlining the catheter insertion process, and a safety check...
Insomnia poorly understood by medical profession
...s and other health care providers such as practice nurses
and psychologists should, the authors believe, routinely enquire about sleep habits as a component of overall health assessment. Identification and treatment of primary psychiatric disorders, medical conditions, circadian disorders, or specific physi...
'Sit-down' rounds improve outcomes for kidney dialysis patients
...the researchers surveyed medical directors or head nurses
at the clinics on how they did medical rounds. Thirty-five clinics (47 percent) reported no sit-down rounds, while 31 (41 percent) conducted sit-down rounds monthly. The remaining facilities conducted sit-down rounds more than once a month (6 percen...
Study examines nature and prevalence of errors in patient care
...ff nurses. During a 28-day period, 393 registered nurses
kept a detailed journal of their errors and preven...referred to as near-errors. Thirty percent of the nurses
reported at least one error during the 28-day period, and 33 percent reported a near-error. Althoug...
Smacking legislation is unworkable for doctors
...al practitioners, paediatricians, and primary care nurses
will have to adjudicate on whether a punishment has left a mark or caused mental harm. Pronouncing that it has will be tantamount to criminalising their patients or patients' parents, and saying that it has not potentially leaves a child in danger. ...
Tide of new nurses rises but shortages still loom large
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The number of registered nurses
entering the job market appears to be on a steady ...ch show that even with the significant increase in nurses
joining the workforce, the nursing shortage is far from over. Buerhaus said it is unlikely that the ...
Researchers find ultrasound helps drug dissolve stroke-causing blood clots
... clots in stroke victims. However, emergency room nurses
began telling him that patients who had been monitored in this way were recovering faster than those he had not monitored. Alexandrov began a pilot study to determine whether the ultrasound itself had therapeutic uses. "We had 126 patients enrolled ...
Computer assisted standing orders improve adult immunization rates
...NDIANAPOLIS Computer-assisted standing orders for nurses
significantly improve influenza and pneumonia immu... report that computer-assisted standing orders for nurses
achieve even higher rates of adult inpatient immunization than computerized physician reminders. I...
University of Pennsylvania Health System launches life-saving eICU technology
...d guidance to the attending doctors, residents and nurses
in the hospital ICUs. The system will be networke...rs and other clinical data with the physicians and nurses
in the hospital ICUs. "Penn is committed to enhancing care by utilizing the latest proven technolog...
OHSU's Archbold wins GSA's 2004 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Award
...r frail elders and on new methods that home health nurses
and health care systems can use to better serve elders and their families. The breakthrough findings from her research have led to new ways of thinking about how the discipline of nursing can best support families caring for frail elders. The Geronto...
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