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Global Child And Family-Centered Care Fellowship, Education And Mentorship For Pediatric Healthcare Professionals: A Literature Review, Ashley Zheng, BobbiJo Pansier 2022 Standish Foundation for Children

Global Child And Family-Centered Care Fellowship, Education And Mentorship For Pediatric Healthcare Professionals: A Literature Review, Ashley Zheng, Bobbijo Pansier

Patient Experience Journal

Child- and family-centered care (FCC) is increasingly accepted and implemented to optimize the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and healthcare professionals. Standish Foundation for Children, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has designed and piloted a fellowship to educate pediatric healthcare professionals in FCC & psychosocial care via an inquiry and mentorship model in Tbilisis, Georgia. This review aimed to evaluate and synthesize existing literature on psychosocial and FCC mentorship for pediatric healthcare professionals in four parts: ongoing need, effects on healthcare professionals, effects on children and their families and/or caregivers, and in cross-country healthcare settings. Reviewers searched open-source databases ...


Overview Of Transition Care Clinics And Patient No-Shows, Manul Awasthi 2022 East Tennessee State University

Overview Of Transition Care Clinics And Patient No-Shows, Manul Awasthi

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Introduction

Transition care clinics (TCCs) have proven to be effective in meeting the time-sensitive needs of patients in the post-discharge period and ensuring smooth transitions of patients from hospital to home. These clinics have led to lower readmissions, lower emergency department visits, cost savings, and lower rates of other adverse events following discharge. However, TCCs, including the East Tennessee State University Family Medicine (ETSU-FM) TCC have been facing high rates of patient no-shows.

Aim

The aim of this dissertation is to identify the different components and outcomes of TCC based on the literature. We further aim to analyze the TCC ...


Implementation Of Vitamin D Screening And Planned Intervention Of Supplementation For Deficient Collegiate Athletes Of The Rio Grande Valley, Amanda J. Wheeler 2022 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Implementation Of Vitamin D Screening And Planned Intervention Of Supplementation For Deficient Collegiate Athletes Of The Rio Grande Valley, Amanda J. Wheeler

MEDI 8127 Scholarly Activities Pre-Clerkship

In the past decade, studies on vitamin D levels and relationships to orthopaedic patients have increased exponentially worldwide. Journals have established risk factors, proper assessment of vitamin D levels, supplementation standards, and dependent variables that effect prevalence.1

More specifically, many vitamin D studies in the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine have been conducted by analyzing NFL teams and NCAA Division I athletes and dividing the cohorts into player parameters such as age, BMI, race, team position, and supplement type. The results of these studies concluded that there is a large prevalence of vitamin D deficiency amongst athletes and ...


Is Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Effective At Controlling Hypertension In African American Patients? A Clin-Iq, Rebecca Nye, Wilhelm Lehmann, Deborah Simpson 2022 TRIUMPH Program, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Is Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Effective At Controlling Hypertension In African American Patients? A Clin-Iq, Rebecca Nye, Wilhelm Lehmann, Deborah Simpson

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

African Americans are disproportionately affected by hypertension, a modifiable contributor to multiple chronic diseases and premature death. Primary care physicians play an important role in hypertension control. Home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) is an evidence-based method for confirming diagnosis and monitoring hypertension over time. Some studies have found that HBPM may lead to clinically relevant reductions in blood pressure when combined with additional interventions, but few studies have focused specifically on African American populations. Evidence of effectiveness could increase clinical recommendation of HBPM. This clinical inquiry examined whether HBPM improves blood pressure control in African Americans with uncontrolled hypertension. Reviewed ...


Increasing Naloxone Co-Prescribing Among At-Risk Individuals: Evaluation Of A Quality Improvement Project In A Large Health System, Sarah Hemphill BA, Kristen Silvia MD, Marc D. Kimball MD 2022 Tufts University School of Medicine

Increasing Naloxone Co-Prescribing Among At-Risk Individuals: Evaluation Of A Quality Improvement Project In A Large Health System, Sarah Hemphill Ba, Kristen Silvia Md, Marc D. Kimball Md

Journal of Maine Medical Center

Background: Naloxone availability and early administration is key in preventing death following opioid overdose. The CDC advises that naloxone should be made available to all at-risk individuals. In 2017, providers at Maine Medical Center noted that only 6% of at-risk patients had naloxone prescriptions

Methods: Included in this study were all patients of MaineHealth, a health system comprising 9 hospitals and 30 primary care practices, serving approximately 1.1 million patients. Between 2017 and 2020, we implemented several system-wide quality improvement interventions to increase rates of naloxone co-prescribing among at-risk individuals. Risk factors included prescribed opioids ≥50 morphine milligram equivalents ...


Pediatric Dermatology Econsult Program With Dermoscopy: Sub Analysis Of Infantile Hemangiomas, Peggy R. Cyr, Madeline Prentiss, Hadjh Ahrns, Abby Markham, Elizabeth V Seiverling 2022 Maine Medical Center

Pediatric Dermatology Econsult Program With Dermoscopy: Sub Analysis Of Infantile Hemangiomas, Peggy R. Cyr, Madeline Prentiss, Hadjh Ahrns, Abby Markham, Elizabeth V Seiverling

Maine Medical Center

Here we present an analysis of pediatric dermatology eConsults with emphasis on dermoscopy utilization and the impact on eConsult on infantile hemangiomas (IH) management.


Finding The Right Scope: Dermoscopy For Primary Care, Peggy Cyr, Elizabeth Seiverling 2022 Maine Medical Center

Finding The Right Scope: Dermoscopy For Primary Care, Peggy Cyr, Elizabeth Seiverling

Maine Medical Center

Background

• Primary care physicians (PCPs) frequently address skin concerns and perform clinical skin examinations1

• For PCPs, the use of dermoscopy has been shown to increase the sensitivity for skin cancer diagnosis compared to unassisted examinations2,3

• Prior to this study, no formal consensus existed on the fundamental knowledge and skills that PCPs should have with respect to dermoscopy

Objectives

• To develop an expert opinion consensus statement on 2 proficiency standards for PCPs using dermoscopy


Impact Of Dermoscopy Training For Pcps On Nnb To Detect Melanoma, Madeline Prentiss, Kathryn Stevens, Henry Stoddard, Peggy Cyr, Laura Houk, Hadjh Ahrns, Elizabeth Seiverling 2022 Maine Medical Center

Impact Of Dermoscopy Training For Pcps On Nnb To Detect Melanoma, Madeline Prentiss, Kathryn Stevens, Henry Stoddard, Peggy Cyr, Laura Houk, Hadjh Ahrns, Elizabeth Seiverling

Maine Medical Center

The goal of this project was to analyze the impact of dermoscopy training on the number of melanocytic nevi needed to biopsy (NNB) to detect a melanoma in the primary care setting .


Presentations Of Cutaneous Disease In Various Skin Pigmentations: Inverse Psoriasis, Daniel A. Nguyen, Henry Lim, Christopher M. Wong, Christian J. Scheufele, Ashleigh E. Hermann, Jean Elizze M. Charles, Michael Carletti, Stephen E. Weis 2022 Medical City Fort Worth

Presentations Of Cutaneous Disease In Various Skin Pigmentations: Inverse Psoriasis, Daniel A. Nguyen, Henry Lim, Christopher M. Wong, Christian J. Scheufele, Ashleigh E. Hermann, Jean Elizze M. Charles, Michael Carletti, Stephen E. Weis

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

Inverse psoriasis is a clinical variant of psoriasis involving flexural or intertriginous areas of the body. Inverse psoriasis may be present in 3 to 36% of psoriasis patients. Lesions are clinically characterized as smooth, well-demarcated, erythematous plaques (raised, >1 cm) without the typical silvery scales of classic psoriasis. Differential diagnosis includes tinea infection, candidiasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or bacterial streptococcal infection. The clinical images in this review focus on identifying inverse psoriasis along the full spectrum of skin tones.


Ultrasound Of The Endometrium, Parts 1 And 2, Robert D. Harris 2022 RAD-AID

Ultrasound Of The Endometrium, Parts 1 And 2, Robert D. Harris

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation is part of the PEER Liberia Radiology Lecture Series. It provides an overview for clinicians of ultrasound of the endometrium, including histology, accurate endometrial measurements, and endometrial abnormalities.


Clinical Skills Of General Practitioners In Nairobi, Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Study, Gulnaz Mohamoud, Robert Mash 2022 Aga Khan University

Clinical Skills Of General Practitioners In Nairobi, Kenya: A Cross-Sectional Study, Gulnaz Mohamoud, Robert Mash

Family Medicine, East Africa

Background: Quality service delivery in primary care requires motivated and competent health professionals. In the Kenyan private sector, GPs with no postgraduate training in family medicine offer primary care. There is a paucity of evidence on the ability of primary care providers to deliver comprehensive care and no such evidence is available for GPs practising in the private sector in Kenya.

Aim: To evaluate GPs’ training and experience in the skills required for comprehensive primary care.

Design and setting: A cross-sectional descriptive survey in 13 primary care clinics in the private sector of Nairobi, Kenya.

Method: A questionnaire, originally designed ...


Treatment Evaluation Of Iron Deficiency Anemia In Women Of An Underserved Community, Bukola Olusanya 2022 University of San Diego

Treatment Evaluation Of Iron Deficiency Anemia In Women Of An Underserved Community, Bukola Olusanya

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background/Purpose: Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common micronutrient deficiency globally. More than 20% of women experience IDA during the reproductive year. As the first-line treatment in IDA, oral iron supplement (IOS) is associated with gastrointestinal side (GI) effects, and it is often a barrier to achieving normal hemoglobin (Hb) and serum ferritin (SF) levels. Ineffective treatment fueled by a lack of guidelines increases the dilemma of dosing frequency in primary care, leads to poor quality of life, and increases the burden of anemia.

Intervention: Evidence showed that intermittent OIS is as effective as daily dosing. It is ...


Child Protection, Mikey Bryant 2022 UMass Chan Medical School

Child Protection, Mikey Bryant

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation is part of the PEER Liberia Pediatrics Lecture Series. It provides an overview for physicians about child protection and how to recognize and help children suffering from neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse.


Effect Of Provider Education On Urinary Incontinence Knowledge And Assessment, Kendra L. Roloff, Patricia Parker, Rhonda Schafer-McLean, Robert West 2022 University of North Dakota School of Nursing

Effect Of Provider Education On Urinary Incontinence Knowledge And Assessment, Kendra L. Roloff, Patricia Parker, Rhonda Schafer-Mclean, Robert West

Cooper Rowan Medical Journal

Nearly 50% of women in the United States will experience urinary incontinence at some point during their lives. Urinary incontinence impacts multiple aspects of a woman’s life, yet remains underdiagnosed by primary care providers. The Women’s Preventative Service Initiative released a recommendation in 2018 to screen all women annually for urinary incontinence. The recommendation was in response to the lack of women who seek care for urinary incontinence.

The purpose of this project was to implement education and reminders for primary care providers, in order to improve urinary incontinence knowledge and assessment of women 18 years of age ...


Congenital Cardiac Defects, Mikey Bryant 2022 UMass Chan Medical School

Congenital Cardiac Defects, Mikey Bryant

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation is part of the PEER Liberia Pediatrics Lecture Series. It provides an overview for physicians on the diagnosis and management of congenital cardiac defects.


The Outcome Of A Multidimensional Intervention Strategy For The Management Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder In An Internal Medicine Setting, Nicholas Davidson 2022 Valparaiso University

The Outcome Of A Multidimensional Intervention Strategy For The Management Of Generalized Anxiety Disorder In An Internal Medicine Setting, Nicholas Davidson

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Anxiety disorders are very prevalent in the United States. The most common type, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), affects 6.8 million adults every year. GAD can cause significant deficits in a person’s ability to function, decrease their quality of life and increases a person’s risk of attempting suicide. The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to improve the outcomes of adults diagnosed with GAD in an internal medicine setting by implementing a protocol composed of a combination of interventions. A thorough literature search was conducted to find the best available evidence to support the project. A ...


A Multimodal Approach To Decreasing Hesitancy And Increasing Uptake Of The Covid-19 Vaccine In The Family Care Setting, Meghan Zwierzynski 2022 Valparaiso University

A Multimodal Approach To Decreasing Hesitancy And Increasing Uptake Of The Covid-19 Vaccine In The Family Care Setting, Meghan Zwierzynski

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Since December 2019, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has swept across the world, infecting and killing millions of people, making it one of the worst pandemics in history (WHO, 2021). However, the rates of confirmed cases and deaths have slowed since the discovery of the COVID-19 vaccine. The purpose of this evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to decrease vaccine hesitancy and increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in the family care setting. The Iowa Model-Revised (Iowa Model Collaborative, 2017) is a practical, effective multi-step change process that acted as a guide for the EBP project. A review of literature showed ...


Child Development, Mikey Bryant 2022 UMass Chan Medical School

Child Development, Mikey Bryant

PEER Liberia Project

This presentation is part of the PEER Liberia Pediatrics Lecture Series. It provides an overview for physicians of child development, including gross motor development, locomotor skills, fine motor development, speech and language, social and behavioral development, cognitive development, and developmental delays.


Back To The Basics With Smart Goals: A Multimodal Intervention For Adults Who Have Type 2 Diabetes, Alyssa L. Snyder 2022 Valparaiso University

Back To The Basics With Smart Goals: A Multimodal Intervention For Adults Who Have Type 2 Diabetes, Alyssa L. Snyder

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2020a) and the ninth leading cause of death worldwide (World Health Organization [WHO], 2020), has increased by 70% over the last two decades (WHO, 2020). Type 2 diabetes (T2D), the most prevalent type accounting for 90% to 95% of diagnosed cases (CDC, 2020a), affects individuals of all ages and often results in major health problems including stroke, heart attack, and kidney disease. The purpose of this patient-centered, evidence-based practice (EBP) project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a multimodal intervention on hemoglobin ...


Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Associated Enteropathy- Brief Report, Falgun Gosai, Neha Gosai 2022 Adult Hospitalist, SFMC Peoria, Illinois

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Associated Enteropathy- Brief Report, Falgun Gosai, Neha Gosai

Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives

The current literature has shown equivocal results regarding the association of Olmesartan and other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) use and the presence of Celiac sprue-like enteropathy (CSLE). Various factors affecting the association are- patient population under study, geographic area, and duration of use of medication. Various case reports/ case series and observational studies have shown the mixed results regarding an association. We have tried to answer a question what exists in the literature regarding the angiotensin receptor blockers related sprue like enteropathy.


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