After that we classify the patients who are readmitted within 30 days of their release from hospital from who are readmitted after 30 days of their release from hospital within the previously classified readmitted patients. Therefore, we applied random forests on the selected 47 features in which we set the ensemble size ntree was equal to 600, and 1000 in the case of classifying readmitted patients and in the case of classifying readmission within 30 days from readmission after 30 days, respectively; and sub-space dimensionality mtry was selected by applying grid search over the possible values of
Patient safety is an important responsibility of a nurse leader. However the nation’s health care system is prone to errors and can be detrimental to safe patients care as a result of basic system flaws. The society is responsible for ensuring that safe patient care is safely delivered by the nurses. CURRENT STUDIES: Patient safety is the cornerstone of high quality care. Much of the work defining patient safety and practice that prevent harm have focused on negative outcome of care such as modality and morbidity.
Adverse and near-miss events occur in the real-world of nursing practice. The difference between an adverse event and a near miss is the outcomes of the event. Adverse events cause harm to the patient through medical care and may be through negligence, which can be preventable (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2016). A near miss is an event that might reach the patient but does not cause harm to the patient. For instance, a near miss error may reach the patient.
ROLE OF SONOELASTOGRAPHY IN EVALUATION OF BREAST LESIONS Aims: To evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound elastography when used as an adjunct to mammography and sonography in the evaluation of breast lesions. Settings and Design: This was a prospective observational study done over a period of 18 months. Sixty patients detected to have a mass on screening mammography or referred for evaluation of a palpable breast mass to the imaging department of a tertiary care hospital were included in the study. Methods and Materials: The mammography was performed on a BET FLAT SE Mammography machine and sonography and elastography were performed on a Philips IU22 system. Written and informed consent were obtained.
They were followed up after 1, 2, and 3 months. They were examined and scored for ocular symptoms, amount of wetting on Schirmer paper, and for the BUT. In addition, they were examined for any ocular complication and side effects. Results A total of 35 eyes of 20 patients diagnosed with dry-eye syndrome were included in this study. Th e mean age of the patients was 37.3 years (range: 26?65 years).
The elderly population is large in general and growing due to advancement of health care education. These people are faced with numerous physical, psychological and social role changes that challenge their sense of self and capacity to live happily. The present study was conducted to assess the relationship of specific satisfaction in biogerontology and social gerontological and medical gerontology. The present study reveals that health supports is positively and highly significantly related to using care services and suffer from disease of aged persons. The main purpose of this research was to find out the mean difference between old age home and residing in their home in suffer from disease and using care services .The total 120 elderly (60 elderly in old age home and 60 residing in their home) of age range 60-80 year.
Exploration of nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and perceived barriers toward medication error reporting in tertiary health care facility: qualitative study Abstract Medication error reporting (MER) is an effective way used to identify the causes of MEs and to take the actions prevent repeating them in future. The underreporting of MEs is a major challenge which faced all MER systems. This study aimed to explore nurses’ knowledge towards ME reporting, to determine nurses’ attitude towards ME reporting and to investigate the perceived barriers and facilitators towards ME reporting among nurse. 23 nurses were interviewed on June 2015 using semi-structured interview guide. Saturation point was reached after 21 interviews, All interviews were audio
Title “CORRELATION BETWEEN SERUM CALCIUM LEVELS AND SEVERITY OF INFARCT IN PATIENTS PRESENTED WITH ACUTE ISCHEMIC STROKE” Authors Dr. Lal Badshah, Dr. Asim Khan, Dr. Shahida Malik. Dr. Lal Badshah (Assistant Professor of Medicine Islam Medical College Sialkot) Dr. Asim Khan (Registrar East medical ward mayo hospital lahore ) Dr. Shahida Malik (Assistant Professor of Obs & Gyane Islam Medical College Sialkot) Correspondence Name: Dr. Lal Badshah Designation: Assistant Professor of Medicine Email: email@example.com Phone: 0333-9848185 ABSTRACT Background Stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the prompt loss of brain function due to disturbance in blood supply. Stroke cuts off the supply of oxygen and glucose which powers the ion pumps maintaining these gradients.Calcium plays an important role in intracellular and extracellular metabolism.
It is a 600 bedded super specialty hospital with stroke unit. On an average-45 patients with stroke-are admitted in a month and 50 registered staff nurses work in stroke unit. 4.4 Inclusion and exclusion criteria All registered nurses who are working in the stroke unit, willing to participate in the study and all cerebral stroke patients who were in the wards for a week and above and able to communicate were included in the study. Nurses who were on floating duty and patients who were non believers in spirituality and illiterate were excluded. 4.5 Sample and sample size All the nurses and patients who were eligible based on inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected as sample.Sample size of patients was estimated assuming 15% improvement in patients spiritual wellbeing with an expected standard deviation of 25%.For a power of 90% and significance level of 5%, the estimated sample size was 60.Adding 10% as attrition, the final sample size was rounded off to 70.
As defined by the World Health Organization, infection prevention and control aims to decrease the spread of infection amongst those who are vulnerable to acquiring disease, both in the general community and in the hospital setting. They have defined the basic principle of infection control as better hygiene (“WHO | Infection control,” 2013). Infection prevention and control encompasses patients and healthcare workers, including physicians, nurses, and staff. It ranges from needle stick and sharp objects injuries, to cross contaminations between patients, to staff’s hand hygiene, and to nosocomial infections. Numerous studies worldwide are conducted to quantify the means of infection spread in order for prevention and better management.