A Patient Reflects on Chronic Illness--and Support from Family and Physicians (Editorial) (Editorial)

A Patient Reflects on Chronic Illness–and Support from Family and Physicians (Editorial) (Editorial)

Thanks for my award for surviving chronic illness! Imagine bloody, seeping wounds on your legs. Imagine how they look–so deep you can see the bone, so painful to look at and extremely painful to have. You have to take the strongest pain medicine just to live through the day or to be able to sleep […]

Linking Joint Commission Inpatient Core Measures and National Patient Safety Goals with Evidence.

Linking Joint Commission Inpatient Core Measures and National Patient Safety Goals with Evidence.

The Joint Commission’s core measures serve as a national, standardized performance measurement system providing assessments of care delivered in given focus areas (1-3). The current set of hospital-based Joint Commission core measures represents the results of a stepwise development process including input from multiple stakeholders (clinicians, hospitals, consumers, medical societies), a testing/validation phase, and alignment […]

Patient Safety and Quality in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

Patient Safety and Quality in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

This volume provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of patient safety issues and quality improvement for the pediatric hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant practice. The book reviews patient safety in complex healthcare delivery systems, delineates the various safety issues affecting pediatric hematology oncology patients, and discusses quality improvement methods and improvement science that allow the reader to […]

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction in Association with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Case Report in a Trauma Patient (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction in Association with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Case Report in a Trauma Patient (Scientific Article) (Clinical Report)

INTRODUCTION Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), previously known as adult polycystic kidney disease (PCKD), is one of the most common hereditary disorders; an estimated 500,000 people have the disease in the United States (U.S). Numerous cysts develop in the kidney typically as an adult, which results in progressive loss of renal function. ADPKD is […]

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes 2019: Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Ethics, Patient

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes 2019: Psychiatry, Epidemiology, Ethics, Patient

The only official Kaplan Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 2 CK cover the comprehensive information you need to ace the USMLE Step 2 and match into the residency of your choice. • Up-to-date. Updated annually by Kaplan’s all-star faculty.• Highly illustrated. Includes color images and tables.• Integrated. Packed with bridges between specialities and basic science.• […]

Implementing Electronic Patient Record and VIPS in Medical Hospital Wards: Evaluating Change in Quantity and Quality of Nursing Documentation by Using the Audit Instrument Cat-Ch-Ing.

Implementing Electronic Patient Record and VIPS in Medical Hospital Wards: Evaluating Change in Quantity and Quality of Nursing Documentation by Using the Audit Instrument Cat-Ch-Ing.

Introduction Computerization of nursing documentation is ongoing in large parts of Norwegian health care services. Application of Electronic Patient Record (EPR) will influence how patients experience continuity of care and how nurses can perform safe care (1). Nursing documentation can also be a tool in measuring nursing quality indicators (2) or performance of nursing care […]