Systematic Review: Internet-Delivered Health Interventions That Work

22Aug
2017

Guideline: Recommendations on Tracheostomized Children

22Aug
2017

Study: probiotics can prevent sepsis in newborns

17Aug
2017

A National Implementation Project to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Home Residents

17Aug
2017

Occupation and Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

16Aug
2017

Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education and Support

16Aug
2017

Skin-to-skin care: can it reduce procedural pain in neonates?

15Aug
2017

Skin-to-skin care: can it reduce procedural pain in neonates? – Evidently Cochrane Blog (free)

Original systematic review: Skin-to-skin care for procedural pain in neonates – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Skin-to-skin care probably is an effective intervention for pain during procedures for neonates”.

 

Alternatives to hospital admission for people aged over 65 years

9Aug
2017

A systematic review to identify and assess the effectiveness of alternatives for people over the age of 65 who are at risk of potentially avoidable hospital admission – BMJ Open (free) (RT @NIHR_DC)

Alternatives to hospital admission for people aged over 65 years can be safe and reduce costs across a range of acute and chronic conditions.

 

Design Thinking for Doctors and Nurses

5Aug
2017

Social Interaction Improves Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

27Jul
2017

Early vs Later Orthostatic Hypotension Assessment Times

25Jul
2017

Association of History of Dizziness and Long-term Adverse Outcomes With Early vs Later Orthostatic Hypotension Assessment Times in Middle-aged Adults – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Invited commentary: Early Orthostatic Hypotension and Orthostatic Intolerance—More Than an Observation or Annoyance (free)

Practice Changing – Orthostatic hypotension within 1 min of standing (rather than at 3 minutes) has greater relation to falls, fracture, syncope, motor vehicle crash, and mortality.

 

Fluoroquinolone restriction to control fluoroquinolone-resistant Clostridium difficile

24Jul
2017

Effects of control interventions on Clostridium difficile infection in England: an observational study – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Invited Commentary: Fluoroquinolone restriction to control fluoroquinolone-resistant Clostridium difficile (free)

“Very important finding! Restricting fluoroquinolones more important than infection control measures to prevent CDI” (RT @sanjaysaint see Tweet)

 

Common ED Medication Errors: Polypharmacy

4Jul
2017

Redesigning Care for High-Cost, High-Risk Patients

3Jul
2017

Hospital Visits by Nurse Practitioners Prevent Readmission

28Jun
2017

Asthma self-management programmes can reduce unscheduled care

27Jun
2017

Contact Precautions for Endemic MRSA and VRE: Time to Retire Legal Mandates

26Jun
2017

Viewpoint: Contact Precautions for Endemic MRSA and VRE: Time to Retire Legal Mandates – JAMA (free)

“Contact precautions are easy to use w a single patient, but burdensome when applied to an entire hospital” (RT @JAMA_current see Tweet)

This viewpoint suggests a more selective use of contact precautions for the control of endemic pathogens.

 

For Some, Pre-Hospice Care Can Be A Good Alternative To Hospitals

26Jun
2017

Topical antimicrobial agents for treating foot ulcers in people with diabetes

25Jun
2017

Topical antimicrobial agents for treating foot ulcers in people with diabetes – Cochrane Library (link to summary – & for full-text)

“Topical antimicrobial dressing may increase foot ulcer healing in people with diabetes” (RT @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 

Benchmarking study helps hospitals improve measurement of adverse events

23Jun
2017

Benchmarking study helps hospitals improve measurement of adverse events – NIHR Signal (free)

Original report: Measuring harm and informing quality improvement in the Welsh NHS: the longitudinal Welsh national adverse events study – Health Services and Delivery Research (free PDF)

This study compared two different approaches to measure adverse events, the “Trigger Tool system” and the “Two-stage review”

 

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – 30:2 or just keep going?

22Jun
2017

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – 30:2 or just keep going? – by Scott Munro, in Evidently Cochrane (free) (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

“Untrained bystander CPR had better outcomes when given telephone advice from EMS services to perform continuous CPR, rather than interrupted CPR with rescue breaths”. For trained EMS professionals, “it is possible that there is little or no difference between the two approaches”.

 

What Moral Distress in Nursing History Could Suggest about the Future of Health Care

20Jun
2017

Hand hygiene: facilitators and barriers

16Jun
2017

Palliative care: A pathway to value-based care for nursing homes

12Jun
2017

Working while sick

12Jun
2017

Working with influenza-like illness: Presenteeism among US health care personnel during the 2014-2015 influenza season – American Journal of Infection Control (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Working while sick – ACP Internist (free) AND Health worker survey reveals many work during flu illness – CIDRAP (free)

Over 40% of surveyed health care personnel worked with self-reported influenza-like illness. “To reduce levels of health-worker–associated flu transmission, the researchers said that misconceptions about working while sick and sick leave policies both need to be addressed” (from CIDRAP)

 

Can Personalized Care Planning Improve Primary Care?

8Jun
2017

Short-term catheterisation: considerations for best practice

8Jun
2017

Prophylactic Acid-Suppressive Therapy in Hospitalized Adults

2Jun
2017

Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment

19May
2017

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

5May
2017

Urinary catheter care: what does the evidence say?

4May
2017

Urinary catheter care: what does the evidence say? – Cochrane Library (free)

“How frequently should indwelling urinary catheters be changed? Are catheter washouts effective? Which type of catheter reduces rates of urinary tract infection?”. This post look at the evidence regarding urinary catheter care.

 

Use of Medications of Questionable Benefit at the End of Life

20Apr
2017

The wound/burn guidelines – Japanese Dermatological Association

5Apr
2017
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