Articles - Concussion
1. Beyond rest: Physical therapists and concussion management
By Ries, Eric.
PT in Motion. Mar 2017, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p18-27. 9p
Abstract: The article discusses the key role played by physical therapists (PT) in care management of individuals who suffered a concussion. Also cited are the benefits of strict rest and cervicovestibular rehabilitation in effective concussion treatment, and the comments from experts such as University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's (UPMC) Anne Mucha and Jessica Schwartz of Evidence in Motion on the issue.
2. Dynamic changes in diffusion measures improve sensitivity in identifying patients with mild traumatic brain injury
Thomas, Alexander W; Watts, Richard; Filippi, Christopher G; Nickerson, Joshua P; Andrews, Trevor
PLoS One; San Francisco12.6 (Jun 2017).
Abstract: The goal of this study was to investigate patterns of axonal injury in the first week after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). We performed a prospective cohort study of 20 patients presenting to the emergency department with mTBI, using 3.0T diffusion tensor MRI immediately after injury and again at 1 week post-injury.
3. Hyper-connectivity of the thalamus during early stages following mild traumatic brain injury
Sours, Chandler; George, Elijah O; Zhuo, Jiachen; Roys, Steven; Gullapalli, Rao P.
Brain Imaging and Behavior; Indianapolis9.3 (Sep 2015): 550-563
Abstract: The thalamo-cortical resting state functional connectivity of seven sub-thalamic regions were examined in a prospectively recruited population of 77 acute mild TBI (mTBI) patients within the first 10 days (mean 6±3 days) of injury and 35 neurologically intact control subjects using the Oxford thalamic connectivity atlas.
Articles – MEDSURG Nursing. May/Jun2017
4. CNE Series. CRN pain communications before and after intensive, peer-delivered education
By Kim, Grace.
MEDSURG Nursing. May/Jun 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p163-169. 7p.
Abstract: This educational project describes telemetry RN-patient caring pain communications both before and after an intensive, peer-delivered educational intervention. Outcomes suggest research and adopting/ adapting the intervention with outcome monitoring are warranted.
5. Research for Practice. Evidence to Support the Use of Occlusive Dry Sterile Dressings for Chest Tubes.
By Jeffries, Marian.
MEDSURG Nursing. May/Jun 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p171-174. 4p.
Abstract: Conflicting medical literature suggests petroleum gauze dressings are necessary following chest tube placement. A retrospective record review of thoracic cases supported use of occlusive dry sterile dressings as an alternative to petroleum dressings because of the low incidence of air leaks and wound infections.
6. Continuous quality improvement. Fall reduction and injury prevention toolkit: Implementation on two medical-surgical units
By Ambutas, Shirley.
MEDSURG Nursing. May/Jun 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p175-197. 6p
Abstract: Falls and related injury are the most frequently reported adverse events in the hospital setting. A comprehensive Fall Reduction and Injury Prevention Toolkit was implemented on two medical-surgical units over 6 months.
7. Continuous quality improvement. Fall prevention: Breaking apart te cookie cutter approach.
By Silva, Karen B.
MEDSURG Nursing. May/Jun 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p198-213. 4p
Abstract: The cause of falls is multifactorial and risk factors vary by patient. The key to fall prevention is accurate identification of risk factors with an appropriate action plan to address each factor
8. Nursing management. Is your iceberg melting?
By Middaugh, Donna J.
MEDSURG Nursing. May/Jun 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p209-210. 2p.
Abstract: Every now and then, some very talented authors produce fables that guide us in management.
9. Professional issues. Underreporting of medical errors
By Scott, Sue S.
MEDSURG Nursing. May/Jun 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p211-213. 3p.
Abstract: The article discusses the important role of medical-surgical nurses in resolving the problem of underreporting of medical errors. Topics covered include the highlights of the report "To Err is Human" released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2000, the noted reasons of underreporting of medical errors, and the initiatives developed to address underreporting of medical errors.
Articles – Strokes
10. CDC grand rounds: Public health strategies to prevent and treat strokes
By George, Mary G.; Fischer, Leah; Koroshetz, Walter; Bushnell, Cheryl; Frankel, Michael; Foltz, Jennifer; Thorpe, Phoebe G.
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report. 5/12/2017, Vol. 66 Issue 18, p479-481. 3p
Abstract: Worldwide, stroke is the second leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious long-term disability. In the United States, nearly 800,000 strokes occur each year; thus stroke is the fifth leading cause of death overall and the fourth leading cause of death among women.
11. Seven Ways to Prevent a Stroke.
By Turner, Lisa.
Better Nutrition. May 2017, Vol. 79 Issue 5, p26-28. 2p
Abstract: The article focuses on the ways for the prevention of stroke. Topics discussed need to decrease the salt as the high sodium diet increases blood pressure which is risk factors for stroke, need of daily exercise as it reduces weight and lowers cholesterol which are the risk factors of stroke and need of eating more antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables is which may reduce risk of stroke.
12. Stroke Transitions of Care.
By Ross, Shelia Y.
MEDSURG Nursing. Mar/Apr 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p119-123. 5p
Abstract: This quality improvement project focused on improving patient education and patient satisfaction, and reducing all-cause 3 0-day readmissions. A 72-hour discharge follow-up telephone call was completed in patients discharged home with diagnosis of stroke.
13. Cardioembolic stroke: A case study
By Babkair, Lisa A.
Critical Care Nurse. Feb 2017, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p27-39. 13p
Abstract: Cardioembolic stroke is a critical health condition that requires immediate intervention. Cardiac emboli are the most common type of embolism and account for 14% to 30% of all ischemic strokes. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of cardioembolic strokes, and its prevalence increases substantially with age.
14. Transitions in the embodied experience after stroke: Grounded theory study
By Timothy, Emily K.; Graham, Fiona P.; Levack, William M. M.
Physical Therapy. Oct 2016, Vol. 96 Issue 10, p1565-1575. 11p
Abstract: The body is central to the practice of physical therapy, but clinical theory largely neglects the body as a concept. A better understanding of the embodied experience could enhance delivery of physical therapy. The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of embodiment for people after stroke while transitioning from the hospital to the home.
Journal Table of Contents
Canadian Nurse, May/June 2017 Vol. 113, No. 3
15A. Editorial: Survey says… [Use of digital health technology in practice survey]
15B. President’s message: The times they are a-changin’
15C. From the CEO [100 year celebrations]
15D. From CAN: Villeneuve returns to CAN as CEO
15E. News: Growth in nursing workforce unlikely to keep up with demand for seniors care
15F. News: Federal budget removes one of the legislative barriers to NP practice
15G. News: Another reason to stick with music lessons; Addiction in the locker room; Biking to better health in the ICU; Old trial raises new questions about morning sickness drug; Drug pairing means double trouble for tumours
15H. May 17 is World Hypertension Day [9.4 million-number of people worldwide who die each year as a result of hypertension]
15I. Research: Non-probability sampling
15J. Adopting national nursing data standards in Canada
15K. Artificial intelligence, automation and the future of nursing
15L. Empowered by technology
15M. Wanted: A new role as a clinical nurse philosopher
15N. So much not known about Muslim nurses in Canada
15O. Harm reduction in the addiction continuum of care
16. The Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand (MINZ) 2017 Conference
Whether you’re an arbitrator, mediator, conciliator, adjudicator, expert determiner, working with these processes, or simply interested in dispute resolution – Ready, Set, Grow for the AMINZ Conference!
Date: 27-29 July, 2017
Venue: Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
More information: https://aminzconference2017.org/programme/
News – National
17. Chickenpox vaccine to be funded by Pharmac for children under 15 months
TVNZ – June 2017
The one off dose of the varicella vaccine which prevents chickenpox will also be free for children turning 11 this year who have not be immunised against or infected with chickenpox
18. Meat slips down menu
Bay of Plenty Times - 26 Jun, 2017
Abstract: A third of Bay residents expect to be mostly meat-free by 2025, a new survey found. More than half of Kiwis say they are eating less meat, and a quarter expect to be mostly meat-free by 2025, as they focus on their health and budget according to the results of the Bean Supreme survey
19. Professor tackles superbug
ODT - Thursday, 15 June 2017
Abstract: A University of Otago researcher is set to work with scientists from around the world to combat a deadly superbug. Biochemist Prof Iain Lamont has received a $1.15million Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) grant to uncover genetic mutations leading to antibiotic resistance in one of the world’s most problematic superbugs.
20. Vitamin C's disease-fighting potential
Radio New Zealand From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:30 pm on 15 May 2017
Abstract: Vitamin C. We know we all need it and we all know its benefits. But did you know that when you have an infection of any kind generally your vitamin C levels drop? There's also research into the potential of the vitamin as a treatment for more serious diseases such as cancer.
News – International
21. Dr Karl: Why you probably can't remember your childhood
Parenting is all about nurturing. You give, give, give. And luckily it's a selfless kind of giving — because your beloved child won't remember most of it as they get older! It turns out that most of us can hardly remember anything from their first half dozen-or-so years of life. Welcome to the concept of childhood amnesia, also called infantile amnesia.