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Issue 16 - 13 May 2016

Articles  - Hyperglycaemia

1. Screening for hyperglycemia: The gateway to daibetes prevention and management for all Americans
By Narayan, K. M. Venkat; Weber, Mary Beth.
Annals of Internal Medicine. 6/2/2015, Vol. 162 Issue 11, p795-796. 2p.
DOI: 10.7326/M15-0798.
: The article reports that screening and diagnosis of hyperglycemia can help in prevention of diabetes. It presents several diseases associated with diabetes including heart disease, kidney disease, and eye disease, and discusses the huge amounts spend by the U.S. government on providing medical care to diabetes patients in the U.S. It mentions that with the advancements in medical science, there has been a reduction in complications associated with diabetes.

2. Effect of a participant-driven health education programme in primary care for people with hyperglycaemia detected by screening.
By Maindal, H. T.; Carlsen, A. H.; Lauritzen, T.; Sandbaek, A.; Simmons, R. K.
Diabetic Medicine. Aug 2014, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p976-986. 11p. 22.
: To assess whether a 12-week participant-driven health education programme offered to individuals with screening-detected hyperglycaemia in Danish primary care would lead to improvements in cardiovascular risk factors, health behaviour and patient-reported outcomes after 3 years. We conducted a randomized controlled trial in 509 patients with screening-detected hyperglycaemia (impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance or Type 2 diabetes) from 33 general practices in Denmark.

Articles – Clinical Reasoning

3. Using clinical reasoning and simulation-based education to 'flip' the Enrolled Nurse curriculum
Dalton, Lisa;   Gee, Tamara &  Levett-Jones, Tracy
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 33, No. 2, Dec 2015 - Feb 2016: 29-35
: This paper describes the development and implementation of an innovative Diploma of Nursing curriculum for preparing Enrolled Nursing students for acute care nursing practice.

4. The script concordance test for clinical reasoning in paediatric medicine: Medical student performance and expert panel reliability
Morris, A & Campbell, D E
Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2015: 4-12
: This study aimed to determine the correlation between student performance in clinical reasoning on the Script Concordance Test (SCT) and a modified essay question (MEQ) exam in a paediatric teaching block and to measure the intra-rater reliability of the expert scoring panel.

5. Teaching for thinking in clinical education: Making explicit the thinking involved in allied health clinical reasoning
Delany, C;   Golding, C;   Bialocerkowski, A
Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, Vol. 14, No. 2, Mar 2013: 44-56
: This study had two main aims: to make explicit some of the thinking involved in allied health clinical reasoning and then to reframe this thinking so it is easier for clinical educators to teach and assess and for students to master. Clinical reasoning is central to health professional practice. Therefore, there has been much research to identify the complex thinking process involved in clinical reasoning. .

6. Clinical reasoning: A guide to improving teaching and practice
Linn, Andrew;   Khaw, Carole;   Kildea, Hugh;   Tonkin, Anne
Australian Family Physician, Vol. 41, No. 1/2, Jan/Feb 2012: 18-20
: The process of clinical reasoning is undertaken by all clinicians, often automatically, and is the cognitive process that underlies diagnosis and management of a patient's presenting problem. The teaching of clinical reasoning can pose a challenge to the clinical teacher. This article reviews the process of clinical reasoning and provides the teacher with a framework to teach clinical reasoning to students and junior doctors.

Articles –Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)

7. Editorial: Responding to the call for innovation: How do we develop health professionals' skills and operationalise innovation?
Briggs, DS. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: Some time ago the American College of Healthcare Executives identified key skill areas for healthcare leaders as ‘operational, people, and transformation’ suggesting that good progress and focus on the first two had been achieved while more focus on the third was required. The discussion suggested that ‘the area of transformation’ needed to ‘specifically include skills in intrapreneurship and also innovation’.

8. Improving the health system with performance reporting - real gains or unnecessary work?
Day, GE; South, L. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: This paper will discuss current approaches to performance reporting and whether there are real benefits to healthcare organisations or whether it is a time consuming activity that adds little to improving quality healthcare and organisational performance. Most importantly, this paper will argue that performance reporting will not prevent another major healthcare scandal, such as that seen at Bundaberg Hospital or NHS Mid Staffordshire Trust.

9. Balancing Yin and Yang: The development of a framework using Participatory action research for the translation and implementation (part 1) of new practices
Fitzgerald, A; Ogrin, R; Hayes, K; Curry, J; Eljiz, K; Radford, K
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: Despite the demonstrable benefits of many healthcare innovations, embedding research findings into practice has been slow and sporadic. Many implementation frameworks exist, however most have been criticised for not having a strong theoretical underpinning.The gaps in current implementation frameworks identified include deficiencies in the areas of individual and social behaviour, participatory action, operationalisation and evaluation of the frameworks.

10. Employability skills in health services management: Perceptions of recent graduates
Messum, DG; Wilkes, LM; Jackson, D; Peters, K
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: Employer skill requirements of graduates are monitored by Graduate Careers Australia, but health services management (HSM) specific employability skills (ES) perceived by graduates to be important on the job and their perceptions of skills they need to improve are not well reported.

11. The importance of the physical environment for child and adolescent mental health services
Rogers, SL; Edwards, SJ; Hudman, P; Perera, R
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: This study examined the relationships between appraisals of the physical environment with the subjective experience of consumers, and work satisfaction of clinicians, in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

12. Development of a consumer engagement framework
Lizarondo, L; Kennedy, K; Kay, D
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: The purpose of this project was to develop a Consumer Engagement Model to plan for effective baby boomer engagement to inform policy makers in the healthcare system. This is the first stage of that process.

13. Best practice pathology collection in Australia
Pilbeam, V; Ridoutt, L; Badrick, T
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: The specific objectives of the study were to (a) identify current best practice in pathology specimen collection and assess the extent to which Australian pathology services currently satisfy best practice standards; and (b) identify training and other strategies that would mitigate any gaps between current and best practice.

14. Are clinical registries actually used?: The level of medical staff participation in clinical registries and reporting within a major tertiary teaching hospital
Dwyer, A; McNeil, J
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: Clinical Registries are established to provide a clinically credible means for monitoring and benchmarking healthcare processes and outcomes, to identify areas for improvement, and drive strategies for improving patient care. Clinical Registries are used to assess changes in clinical practice, appropriateness of care and health outcomes over time.

15. Using linked lung cancer registry and hospital data for guiding health service improvement
Roder, D; You, H; Baker, D; Walton, R; McCaughan, B; Aranda, S; Currow, D
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: To use linked NSW Cancer Registry and hospital lung cancer (LC) data for raising discussion points on how to improve outcomes. Design: Historical cohort - cases diagnosed in 2003-2007.

16. Factors affecting hospital choice decisions: An exploratory study of healthcare consumers in Northern India
Kamra, V; Singh, H; De, KK
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2016)
: This study examines the factors affecting hospital choice decisions by patients for tertiary level healthcare services and the relationships of these factors with respondent demographics. It also categorises the decision makers involved in the selection of hospitals. Data were collected from in-patients of multispecialty hospitals located in northern India with the help of a structured questionnaire

Journal Table of Contents

Registered Nurse Journal, Vol 28 no. 2, March/April 2016

17A. Editorial: The up side of adversity
17B. Presidents’ view: It’s been an honour to be your president
17C. Saving lives: Expanding harm reduction to include supervised injection services
17D. RN Profile: Culture defines career choices
17E. Nursing in the news: RNs give a voice to the homeless; temporary clinic offers care to refugees; safe sex often forgotten; Prevent falls with quick easy tips; Health care for prisoners failing
17F. NICU needs RNs; Perth members take blood pressure checks to new heights
17G. Ontario nurse to serve on UN commission [Judith Shamian]; Webinars to raise awareness, conquer stigma; New legislation to help first responders access care quicker
17H. Against the clock [Canadian nurses and shiftwork]
17I. Legal: Know your rights [What you need to know when working with unregulated care providers]
17J. More than they budgeted for [RNAO members shake up budget day]
17K. Get to know your new president [Carol Timmings]
17L. 5 ways you can help to improve oral health
17M. In the end: What nursing means to me


18. Inaugural Interprofessional Symposium on Safe and Quality Prescribing
: Friday 8 July 2016, 9-4.15pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-007, Grafton Campus
85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

News – National

19. Child obesity is 'triggered in the womb' - scientists
NZ Herald - May 13, 2016

Childhood obesity can begin in the womb and could be triggered by the mother's high blood sugar levels, scientists warn. They have found that babies born to women with a common form of temporary diabetes that occurs in pregnancy gain weight early on in life.

News – International

20. Medical apps: lifesavers or dangers to health?
The Age - May 5, 2016

Researchers around the world are warning that none of the 165,000 available medical apps have been properly tested.

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