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Rober Peter - - 2010
In recent years several authors have made a beginning in describing therapeutic conversations from a dialogical perspective. Training and supervision, however, have not yet been addressed from a dialogical perspective. In this article, an experiential training exercise is described that is focused on the basic dialogical skills of the trainee: ...
Dowdall M - - 2010
The past years have seen a broadening in the focus of emergency preparedness and first response towards situations involving the malevolent use of radioactive materials in a variety of contexts. Many of these contexts are such that first responders and responsible authorities may be faced with isotopes and activities that ...
Berry Nick - - 2010
Annual fire drills serve a valuable purpose in ensuring familiarity with evacuation procedures. However, the limited duration of these exercises may be far from the reality of a real incident. In this situation, the ability to return back into a building may be restricted for hours or days. As an ...
Miles Andrea M - - 2010
The response to an avian influenza outbreak, especially highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), should focus on four basic principles: 1) protect humans first, 2) protect animals 3) contain the virus, and 4) ensure that the outbreak remains a single event, by preparing response teams to work together effectively through advance ...
Lasky Mary - - 2010
Tabletop exercises are an excellent means for teaching people what a severe pandemic entails and for helping participants realise both the importance of planning and how to relate to an existing plan. Creating a one-page document to describe one's pandemic response plan and delineate trigger points enhances understanding of a ...
Macsween Karen F - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is common among university students. We undertook to analyze the clinical features and sequelae of the disease in a cohort of students at Edinburgh University. METHODS: Consecutive IM case patients were recruited from 2000 through 2002 at the University Health Service after diagnosis of IM. RESULTS: ...
Boos C J - - 2010
We describe the case of a 32-year-old soldier who presented with acute organic psychosis during an operational tour to Iraq. This was precipitated by excessive consumption of caffeine coupled with additional use of oral nutritional stimulants. Her biochemical profile was compounded by the additional use of exogenous creatine. We present ...
Rainbird James - - 2010
Independent sustainability consultant and BREEAM healthcare assessor James Rainbird explains in detail how he recently helped a large primary care Trust in north-west England with its carbon footprinting. Arguing that PCTs face particular problems in collecting data, he believes there is a need for concise practical pointers to help Trusts ...
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Tabletop exercises can be an effective strategy preparing for situations that involve numerous hospital departments, such as a pandemic surge. Here are some highlights of the successful tabletop exercises used by the Minneapolis and St. Paul EDs of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to prepare for last fall's H1N1 ...
Gryth Dan - - 2010
Large, functional, disaster exercises are expensive to plan and execute, and often are difficult to evaluate objectively. Command and control in disaster medicine organizations can benefit from objective results from disaster exercises to identify areas that must be improved. The objective of this pilot study was to examine if it ...
Malfair David - - 2010
The educational objectives for this self-assessment module are for the participant to exercise, self-assess, and improve his or her understanding of evaluation of scoliosis using radiography. The solutions to the questions in this activity review the imaging characteristics of radiologic evaluation of scoliosis.
Kadom Nadja - - 2010
The educational objectives for this self-assessment module are for the participant to exercise, self-assess, and improve his or her understanding of radiology in pediatric congenital sensorineural hearing loss, posterior plagiocephaly, and midline nasofrontal mass. The activities in these articles guide the participant to understanding the key concepts of radiology in ...
Haas C - - 2011
A collaborative exercise on mRNA profiling for the identification of blood was organized by the European DNA Profiling Group (EDNAP). Seven blood samples and one blood dilution series were analyzed by the participating laboratories for the reportedly blood-specific markers HBB, SPTB and PBGD, using different kits, chemistries and instrumentation. The ...
Day Thomas - - 2010
The Civil Contingencies Act (2004) requires UK primary care trusts (PCTs) to plan and respond to major health incidents. We carried out a cross-sectional survey of all PCTs in the north-west region of England using a telephone interview with a structured questionnaire. We assessed: (1) staff members responsible for emergency ...
Chauvenet B - - 2010
An international exercise, registered as EUROMET project no. 907, was launched to measure both the activity of a solution of (124)Sb and the photon emission intensities of its decay. The same solution was sent by LNE-LNHB to eight participating laboratories. In order to identify possible biases, the participants were asked ...
Kortum Philip - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the desirability of content on viewers' ratings of subjective video quality. BACKGROUND: Most subjective video quality studies use short-duration clips that are specially designed to exercise the encoding algorithms and do not consider the desirability of the content ...
Bé M-M - - 2010
An international exercise, registered as EUROMET project no. 907, was launched to measure both the activity of a solution of (124)Sb and the photon emission intensities of its decay. The same solution was sent by LNE-LNHB to eight participating laboratories, six of which sent results for photon emission intensities both ...
Nicolalde Roberto J RJ EPR Center for Viable Systems, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH 03755, USA. - - 2010
There is growing awareness of the need for methodologies that can be used retrospectively to provide the biodosimetry needed to carry out screening and triage immediately after an event in which large numbers of people have potentially received clinically significant doses of ionizing radiation. The general approach to developing such ...
Weiss Eric A - - 2010
STUDY OBJECTIVE: During a pandemic, emergency departments (EDs) may be overwhelmed by an increase in patient visits and will foster an environment in which cross-infection can occur. We developed and tested a novel drive-through model to rapidly evaluate patients while they remain in or adjacent to their vehicles. The patient's ...
O'Mahony Lorna Fox - - 2010
"Housing" - the practical provision of a roof over one's head - is experienced by users as "home" - broadly described as housing plus the experiential elements of dwelling. Conversely, being without housing, commonly described as "homelessness", is experienced not only as an absence of shelter but in the philosophical ...
Christopher A J - - 2010
The population census is one of the major statistics gathering exercises undertaken by the state, when information on a wide range of personal attributes is demanded. None is more problematic than occupation, which, for clarity, requires the subsequent simplification and classification of the myriad of self-descriptions collected. Nowhere is this ...
Otto Jean Lin - - 2010
Effective Department of Defense (DoD) response to pandemic influenza requires robust and well-exercised plans at the installation level. This article describes proceedings and key findings from a half-day "train-the-trainer" pandemic influenza tabletop exercise for Tri-Service installation public health emergency officers (PHEOs) at the August 2008 Force Health Protection conference. Exercise ...
Wade Patrick C - - 2010
In conducting an exercise to meet Joint Commission standards, the authors maintain that detailed planning and realistic goals are the keys to success. A well-organized exercise that reveals there is much to be done is more preferable than the exercise organized in haste that determines there is nothing that needs ...
Goodhue Catherine J - - 2010
Despite increased disaster preparedness training and funding, healthcare organizations remain ill-prepared. Nontraditional approaches should be a focus of disaster training. We conducted a novel pediatric disaster exercise at a children's hospital. We designed 6 specific exercises comprising Disaster Olympix and piloted a Web-based evaluation survey of the exercise. The mean ...
Tyrrell Amanda K - - 2010
In the context of the current human resources for health (HRH) crisis, the need for comprehensive Human Resources Development Plans (HRDP) is acute, especially in resource-scarce sub-Saharan African countries. However, the financial implications of such plans rarely receive due consideration, despite the availability of much advice and examples in the ...
Kim Soo Jeong - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of changes in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors on progression from prehypertension (PreHTN) to hypertension (HTN) using an 8-yr prospective Korean Cancer Prevention Study (KCPS) by the National Health Insurance Corporation (NHIC) in Korea. A total of 16,229 subjects, aged ...
Reed Mary - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: A qualitative study using a phenomenological approach, to explore stroke survivors' needs and their perceptions of whether a community stroke scheme met these needs. METHODS: Semi-structured in-depth interviews of 12 stroke survivors, purposively selected from participants attending a new community stroke scheme. Interpretative phenomenological analysis of interviews by two ...
MacDermid Joy C JC School of Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University, 1400 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. - - 2010
Lateral epicondylosis (LE) is a common condition. Knowledge on practice patterns underlies identification of knowledge to practice gaps. The purpose was to determine the practice patterns and beliefs of hand therapists in managing LE. The study design used was a descriptive survey. A survey of Certified Hand Therapists and members ...
Hickman Clare - - 2009
The early nineteenth-century asylum in Britain was generally sited upon a hill with wide-ranging rural views, surrounded by agricultural land, gardens and landscaped grounds. A number of historians have discussed the role of these features as places for patients to partake in recreation, exercise and work. This paper will add ...
Hou Chiun-Ho CH Department of Ophthalmology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei. - - 2009
To evaluate the effect of low-vision simulators on daily activities performed by ophthalmology residents. Experimental study. Twenty-nine ophthalmology residents. Four types of low-vision simulators-central loss, peripheral loss, hemianopia, and overall blur-were provided to 29 residents. They wore these simulators while performing daily activities described in the Visual Function-14 (VF-14). Their ...
Jaseja Harinder - - 2010
Meditation is a mental exercise practiced widely as an antistress measure and in the belief that it possesses remedial efficacy for a number of medical ailments, especially neurological disorders. Further, there is a general belief that meditation is an absolutely safe practice devoid of any harmful effects. However, with the ...
Harms Arvic - - 2010
In this paper, the development of a neutron-activated concrete powder reference material is described. The material originated from core samples taken from a concrete bioshield of a decommissioned nuclear reactor which ceased operation almost 30 years ago after approximately 20 years of operation. The assigned values, which were in the ...
Endregard Monica - - 2010
The objective of this study is to provide a hypothetical scenario of indoor dispersion of the highly toxic nerve agent sarin in a large building, which can be used as a starting point for discussion, planning, training and exercises for emergency services and responsible authorities. The indoor dispersion has been ...
Persky Adam M - - 2009
To create, implement, and evaluate an elective course on the foundational aspects of exercise prescription to increase pharmacy students' knowledge about exercise and confidence in offering exercise advice in pharmacy practice. A course was designed as an elective using the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for exercise prescription for ...
Ara?jo Cristiano V M - - 2010
This work presents the results of an interlaboratory proficiency exercise for whole-sediment toxicity assays with the benthic marine diatom Cylindrotheca closterium. An assay protocol was established and followed by all participating laboratories. Cell growth after 72 h exposure was the endpoint used. Four sediment samples of unknown toxicity were assayed. ...
Brown Cyndi - - 2009
Exercise and exploration are important to the health and happiness of guinea pigs. Laboratory housing does not always provide the space necessary for such opportunities. This article presents an inexpensive, versatile option for an enclosed exercise area for the laboratory guinea pig.
Emery R J - - 2009
Experience gained from involvement in a number of emergency response activities since September 2001 in Texas indicated that the likely roles of statewide medical reserve corps units typically included aspects such as crowd control, registration and tracking, and information management. The need for training specifically focused on these likely roles ...
Sinclair R C F - - 2009
The variability between observers in the interpretation of cardiopulmonary exercise tests may impact upon clinical decision making and affect the risk stratification and peri-operative management of a patient. The purpose of this study was to quantify the inter-reader variability in the determination of the anaerobic threshold (V-slope method). A series ...
Evans Laura K - - 2011
This ethnographic study explored 20 southern rural Black women's thoughts about and practices of exercise. Qualitative analysis revealed four factors: (a) exercise and the heart, (b) barriers to exercise, (c) reasons to exercise, and (d) taking action. Findings may assist clinicians and researchers to develop prevention interventions for this population.
Vesterbacka P - - 2010
An intercomparison exercise on Rn-222 determination in groundwater was organized between eight Nordic laboratories. The individual laboratory results were in most cases within 20% of the median value and within reported uncertainties. Considering the particular difficulties in preparing, transporting and analyzing Rn-222, being a gaseous radionuclide, the results indicate a ...
Wiles Louise - - 2010
This study aimed to investigate physiotherapists' clinical practice regarding passive limb movements for adult patients in Australian intensive care units (ICUs). A prospective survey using a purpose-designed questionnaire was mailed to the senior physiotherapist working in each Australian level 3 (tertiary) adult ICU. Of 65 questionnaires sent, 51 (78%) were ...
Bortolotti Lisa - - 2009
There is no satisfactory account for the general phenomenon of confabulation, for the following reasons: (1) confabulation occurs in a number of pathological and non-pathological conditions; (2) impairments giving rise to confabulation are likely to have different neural bases; and (3) there is no unique theory explaining the aetiology of ...
Mackenzie Colin - - 2009
In Maryland, there have been no military/civilian training exercises of the Medical Mutual Aid Agreement for >20 years. The aims of this paper are to describe the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), to coordinate military and civilian medical mutual aid in response to arrival of overseas mass casualties, and to ...
Donnelly Caroline M - - 2010
PURPOSE: To establish physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF), in particular, to determine physiotherapy exercise management of CRF. METHODS: All physiotherapist members of the UK Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Oncology and Palliative Care (ACPOPC) received a questionnaire. RESULTS: The response rate was 65% (223/341). Therapists had a mean of ...
Chan Woan-Yi - - 2010
Microsurgery is an essential technique in free flap reconstructions today. The technical skills involved require a learning curve, which may be affected by the current issues of limited training resources and patient safety. We describe a study on the value of a microsurgery training device as an assessment and warm ...
Popovich Nicholas G - - 2009
To create, implement, and evaluate a microteaching exercise to enhance student development of communication skills, critical-thinking skills, and problem-solving abilities. A microteaching exercise was developed and implemented in 2 semesters of a professional development series. Advisees from 3 classes developed 7-minute presentations for classmates, followed by a brief question-and-answer session. ...
Kirwan Gemma M - - 2009
Spectroscopic studies of complex clinical fluids have led to the application of a more holistic approach to their chemical analysis becoming more popular and widely employed. The efficient and effective interpretation of multidimensional spectroscopic data relies on many chemometric techniques and one such group of tools is represented by so-called ...
Shrestha S K - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic surgery is unique and complex in nature, so the training is necessary before proceeding to operation room. Many computer aided simulators have been developed for the purpose. Our objective is to assess the improvement of basic laparoscopic skills after training in simulator. METHODS: The fifth year medical students ...
Martini Giorgio - - 2009
Traffic-related emissions of fine particles represent one of the main sources of air pollution especially in urban areas. In particular, diesel engines are blamed as one of the main contributors for their inherent high particulate emissions. In order to reduce the impact on human health of particulate emissions from vehicles, ...
Ingrassia Pier Luigi - - 2010
Functional exercises represent an important link between disaster planning and disaster response. Although these exercises are widely performed, no standardized method exists for their evaluation. To describe a simple and objective method to assess medical performance during functional exercise events. An evaluation tool comprising three data fields (triage, clinical maneuvers, ...
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