Development of a knowledge, skills, and attitudes framework for training in laparoscopic cholecystectomy

July 30, 2014

Source:  The American Journal of Surgery 207/5 pp. 790-6

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Date of publication:  May 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Resident education and training has been changed by the implementation of duty-hour restrictions and a heightened awareness of patient safety. The authors of this article discuss the development of a training framework for knowledge, skills, and attitudes, and the design of a surgical simulation curriculum. A successful framework for curriculum development was implemented using laparoscopic cholecystectomy as the example. This curriculum developed a structured framework for surgical training, a method that can be applied to any procedure.

Length of Publication:  7 pages

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Guidelines for routine gastrostomy tube replacement in children

March 26, 2014

Source:  Nursing Children and Young People 25/10 pp. 22-25

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Date of publicationDecember 2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:   The safest method of inserting a gastrostomy in children that require full or supplemental enteral feeding for more than six weeks is by endoscopic placement. The device can be changed to a balloon, button or non-balloon type once a stoma tract has formed successfully following initial placement of a gastrostomy tube. Community nursing teams often support children with gastrostomies and their families. The National Nurses Nutrition Group, the Patient Safety Agency and manufacturers have produced guidance for the safe insertion and replacement of balloon and button gastrostomies, but standardised national guidelines are needed.

Length of Publication:  4 pages

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Safe use of oral bowel-cleansing preparations

April 26, 2013

Source:  Nurs Stand Vol/iss 27/22 pp. 35-8.

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Date of publication:  January-February  2013

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  An article stating that good bowel preparation enhances detection of lesions and reduces the need for repeat procedures and delayed diagnosis. It says that knowledge of the potential risks associated with oral bowel-cleansing preparations is necessary to improve patient safety and outcomes.

Length of Publication:  4 pages

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