Disaster Preparedness
Humanity is facing an increasing threat to life and property due to an increase in disasters. Disasters occur with little warning and can last for hours or months. Current literature reveals that most nurses are not prepared for a disaster in their community. Continual readiness requires the engagement of staff and nursing students in disaster plan development, review, and implementation. Development of educational training programs that are ongoing, easily accessible, engaging, and realistic is best for skills and competency acquisition. Technology, such as virtual simulation, shows great potential to prepare health care ...
Source: Nursing Clinics of North America - September 27, 2022 Category: Nursing Authors: Todd E. Tussing, Holly Chesnick, Amy Jackson Source Type: research

Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for Chinese and American Pediatric Nursing Students
Globalization has created the need for a culturally competent health care workforce (Bednarz,  Schim,& Doorenbos, 2010; Goodman,  2020; Vahed& Rodriguez,  2021). As the largest and most trusted segment of health care professionals, nurses must be culturally competent to promote health and address complex health needs in increasingly diverse patient populations as well as collaborate with increasingly diverse teams of health care professionals (Somme rs& Bonnel,  2020; Vahed& Rodriguez,  2021). Cultural competence not only facilitates the provision of informed, optimal healthcare, it promotes inclusive and equitable wo...
Source: Clinical Simulation in Nursing - September 27, 2022 Category: Nursing Authors: Jacqueline Vaughn, Yufen Lin, Christina Leonard, Honghong Yang, Jamie Mancuso, Nicole Petsas Blodgett, Raymond Brisson, Margory A. Molloy Source Type: research

Health care professionals ’ perspectives on the utilisation of a remote surveillance and care tool for patients with COVID-19 in general practice: a qualitative study
Most COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms are treated in hospitals. General practices are responsible for assessing most ambulatory patients. However, they face several challenges managing COVID-19 patients,... (Source: BMC Family Practice)
Source: BMC Family Practice - September 27, 2022 Category: Primary Care Authors: Mariell Hoffmann, Sandra Stengel, Joachim Szecsenyi and Frank Peters-Klimm Tags: Research Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12291: Implementation of a Novel Concept of Emergency Department Management: e-Boss
This article describes how harnessing the power of social networks can facilitate the management of emergency department teams. Beyond teaching, promoting emergency medicine and recruiting health professionals, these tools can unite employees around a virtual leader and help develop a true service culture. The concept of management through social networks is a novel manner to reach out to staff and should be further explored for use in the health care context. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Thomas Schmutz Khaled Habchi Christophe Le Terrier Catherine Favre Kruit Patricia Stengel Youcef Guechi Vincent Ribordy Tags: Perspective Source Type: research

The Cost-Effectiveness of Adjunctive Lifestyle Interventions for the Management of Cancer: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsThe evidence to support the cost effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in patients with cancer is mixed with four of the nine interventions found to be cost effective and two remaining cost effective when uncertainty was taken into account. Sensitivity analysis showed the influence of the CE threshold on the results, highlighting the importance of selecting a CE threshold that is appropriate to the setting.Systematic review registration: PROSPERO Registration Number: CRD42020185376. (Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy)
Source: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy - September 27, 2022 Category: Health Management Source Type: research

Can clinician champions reduce potentially inappropriate medications in people living with dementia? Study protocol for a cluster randomized trial
For people living with dementia (PLWD) the overuse of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) remains a persistent problem. De-prescribing trials in the elderly have mixed results. Clinician champions may... (Source: Implementation Science)
Source: Implementation Science - September 27, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael L. Parchman, Jennifer Perloff and Grant Ritter Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Resurgence of Syphilis in the US —USPSTF Reaffirms Screening Guidelines
Since its modern-day nadir of 5979 cases per year, or 2.1 cases per 100  000 population, in 2001, primary and secondary (PS) syphilis incidence has rapidly increased. In 2019, 38 992 cases, or 11.9 cases per 100 000, were reported, more than a 5-fold increase. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) currently “recommends screening for syphilis infection in persons who are at increased risk for infection (A recommendation).” The recommendation applies to asymptomatic, nonpregnant adolescents and adults who have ever been sexually active and is based on findings that the benefits of screening outw...
Source: JAMA Dermatology - September 27, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Higher FORTA (Fit fOR The Aged) scores are associated with poor functional outcomes, dementia, and mortality in older people
ConclusionIn this study, an association between higher FORTA scores and ADL as well as IADL was demonstrated in community-dwelling older adults. Besides, higher FORTA scores appear to be linked to a higher incidence of dementia and even mortality. (Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology)
Source: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - September 27, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

Low incidence of HIV infection and decreasing incidence of sexually transmitted infections among PrEP users in 2020 in Germany
ConclusionsWe found that HIV-PrEP is almost exclusively used by MSM in Germany. A very low incidence of HIV  infection and decreasing incidence rates of STIs were found in this cohort of PrEP users. The results were influenced by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Rollout of PrEP covered by health insurance should be continued to prevent HIV infections. Increased PrEP availability to people at risk of HIV infectio n through the elimination of barriers requires further attention. Investigation and monitoring with a longer follow-up would be of value. (Source: Infection)
Source: Infection - September 27, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Physicians and EMS Who Responded to Mass Shootings Develop Consensus Recommendations for Improving Care
This Medical News article discusses new guidance for health care system responses to mass shooting incidents. (Source: JAMA)
Source: JAMA - September 27, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Academic Medical Centers ’ Role Preventing Mortality and Morbidity From Firearm Violence
This Viewpoint argues that academic medical centers should address firearm violence through clinical care, education of health care professionals, research, and public policy discussions. (Source: JAMA)
Source: JAMA - September 27, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Employing cognitive interviewing to evaluate, improve and validate items for measuring the health-related quality of life of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Use of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical settings facilitate the delivery of better health care to improve patient health outcomes. Previously collected qualitative data indicated themes that could... (Source: BMC Women's Health)
Source: BMC Women's Health - September 27, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sharolin Ann Boban, Caroline Bulsara, Jim Codde, Paul A. Cohen and Jenny Downs Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The Role of Communication Style and External Motivators in Predicting Vaccination Experiences and Intentions: An Experimental Vignette Study
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Source: Health Communication - September 27, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Sofie Morb ée Maarten Vansteenkiste Joachim Waterschoot Olivier Klein Olivier Luminet Mathias Schmitz Omer Van den Bergh Pascaline Van Oost Vincent Yzerbyt Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12263: The Effect of Mindful Leadership on Employee Innovative Behavior: Evidence from the Healthcare Sectors in China
This study enriches the theoretical research on mindful leadership, clarifies the mechanism and boundary conditions of the effect of mindful leadership on employee innovative behavior, and provides theoretical support for organizational activities that stimulate and guide employee innovative behavior. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Min Zheng Zhenting Xu Yiying Qu Tags: Article Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 12250: Concerted Model of Healthcare for Aw & aacute; Indigenous of Nari & ntilde;o, Colombia
This study was guided by the paradigm of community-based participatory action research; the process was carried out in 2015 and 2016. The proposed Intercultural Health Care Model is essentially based on health promotion, disease prevention, community empowerment, social participation in health, decentralized health care and coordination between the two medicines (traditional and allopathic). Strategies such as those reported herein, with concerted efforts rather than imposition, maintain human rights and respect for the sovereignty and autonomy of Indigenous people. (Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - September 27, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Harold Mauricio Casas Cruz Blanca Estela Pelcastre-Villafuerte Luz Arenas-Monreal Myriam Ruiz-Rodr íguez Tags: Article Source Type: research