Publications by authors named "Jordi Galimany-Masclans"

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[Nursing University Education in a New Healthcare Setting].

Rev Enferm 2017 Mar;40(3):44-7

Nursing university education has to respond to the challenges of the 21st century. Health conditions are highly complex with associated social problems. The universities should train nurses with a transforming vision, by defining study plans, preventive approach and promoting health, in a context of community health. The information and communication technologies along with the nurse leadership are also essential elements of value for graduated nurses. An innovative response to social needs and transformation of society requires commitment in defining the study plans of degree and also in the master's degree and in the continuing education programs. Investigate is how to acquire the necessary skills to generate knowledge to help ensure the professional development of nurses and contribute to the persons health.
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March 2017

[Integration of Health Information Patient].

Rev Enferm 2016 Nov-Dec;39(11-12):8-12

Information and communications technology (ICT) is implemented in health systems. However, the current economic situation raises questions regarding how the health system will evolve in a context of widespread use of ICT, but with sustainability problems. "Beside sustainability and consolidation, now a days, the challenge is the integration of information and in which care level and who among health professionals should lead this step forward in health care. All this represents a major change of mindset for users of health systems, and the need to integrate all health care, working more transversely, with the aim of achieve more health care continuity and provide better quality in health care of the citizen.
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October 2018

Analysis of University Postgraduate Nursing Education in Spain.

J Nurs Educ 2016 Nov;55(11):615-622

Background: The nursing education program framework in Spain has recently been adapted and modified. This study aimed to analyze university postgraduate master'slevel nursing education during the past 21 years in Spain in terms of educational supply and demand.

Method: A retrospective, longitudinal, descriptive, and observational design was used. The educational offerings at 15 university nursing schools in Spain were examined. The target population was 7,871 registered and licensed nurses who had completed postgraduate education.

Results: Among the 211 programs offered, public universities' educational offerings focused on two areas-public health and emergency care-whereas most courses in private universities were in surgery. Regarding demand, 1,235 nurses were enrolled. The most frequently requested educational areas were surgery, emergency and urgent care, and public health.

Conclusion: Although the postgraduate nursing education situation has changed, supply and demand for this type of education in Spain are well balanced at both public and private universities. [J Nurs Educ. 2016;55(11):615-622.].
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20161011-03DOI Listing
November 2016

[The Care and the People and the ITC].

Rev Enferm 2016 Oct;39(10):26-30

The advancement and consolidation of information and communications technologies (ICT) has favored electronic medical records as the link between the clinical and patient health information. Appropriate use of ICT can improve and ensure coordination between different health professionals and levels of care. The aim of ICT is to facilitate the continuum of care and foster care efficiency and quality. However, professionals should make appropriate use of ICT based primarily on non-maleficence and confidentiality. The ICT: 1. Improve care continuity. 2. Facilitate integration and coordination, in order to provide personalized and excellent care between different levels of care. 3. Reduce health costs (in patients of high complexity, for example). The ICT facilitate the non-contact care, spacing the time between visits. The disadvantage of ICT are related to confidentiality and depersonalization of patient care. Nurses, by using ICT, play a leading role, given its role in health promotion and disease prevention. In these contexts, ICT can help innovate and improve the quality of care and health outcomes. In this regard, nurses have a great opportunity to innovate in care and take leadership in remote monitoring of patients. ICT have created new professionals, patients and providers challenges that should be studied in order to minimize problems and seek solutions. Social networks are useful for refining and deepening the relationship between nurses and patients, disseminating nursing research among nurses and nurse visibility.
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October 2016

El cuidado a las personas y las TIC.

Rev Enferm 2016 Oct;39(10):6-7

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October 2016

[SANITARY WASTE IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING: ATTITUDE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TOWARD ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF SANITARY WASTE].

Rev Enferm 2015 Jun;38(6):34-40

Objectve: The aim of this study was to assess the attitude of nurse assistants, nurses, physicians, and lab technicians about advanced management of medical waste.

Methods: Cross-sectional study of Attitude and explanatory variable degree of concordance between Attitude, Knowledge, and Risk Perception. The sample size was 176 health professionals from three hospitals in,the Barcelona area. A questionnaire of 44 items with responses measured on a Likert scale type questions and free and spontaneous association and incomplete sentences was used.

Results: Mean Attitude of health professionals surveyed was 4.40, with a standard deviation of 0.4 on a scale of 1-5, where 1 is considered a very negative and five a very positive Attitude. According to the values obtained with the Professional Category, the nurse assistants had an average value of 4.45 in Attitude, followed by nurses (4.36), physicians (4.27), and lab technicians (4.47). In the Pearson correlation, coefficients between Attitude, Risk Perception, Global Assessment, and level of Knowledge, values of r = 0.172 andp = 0.023 were obtained, r = -0.156 and p = 0.039 and r = 0.013 and p = 0.865 respectively. The mean values of the variables Knowledge, Risk Perception, Attitude, and Overall Rating were significantly different (ANOVA) in Knowledge level, according to Professional Category and Welfare Service, but not in other categories.

Conclusions: The results of the current study suggest that health professionals generally have a very positive Attitude towards the management of medical waste. A significant relationship between Attitude and Risk Perception and Overall Rating was observed. In terms of the analysis of Variance, there was a significant difference in the level of Knowledge according to the Professional Category and the Assistance Service.
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June 2015

[MANAGEMENT OF HEALTHCARE WASTE IN THE HOSPITAL SETTING. UNDERSTANDING RISK MANAGEMENT].

Rev Enferm 2015 May;38(5):14-9

Unlabelled: The sanitary waste represents a potential hazard for health workers. Given the high risk of infection in labor accidents, the correct management of sanitary waste minimizes this risk and improves labor and environment conditions.

Objective: To identify risk perception with health professionals in relation to the advanced sorting and management of healthcare waste (HW).

Methodology: The current study is a descriptive, cross-sectional. The sample size was 177 health workers (nurse assistants, nurses, physicians, lab technicians) from three hospitals in Barcelona (Catalonia). Homemade questionnaire and questions with a free and spontaneous association and incomplete sentences were used to analyze labor variables, perception of risk and personal security through a Likert scale.

Results: Using a score from 1 (the lowest perception of risk) to 5 (the high perception of risk) to assess the risk perception, the average value for nurse assistants, nurses, physicians, and lab technicians was 3.71, 3.75, 3.83 and 4.03, respectively. Referring to items with free and spontaneous response association, 44.8% of workers consider HW as a biohazard, 29.6% consider it as waste material, 22.1% state that it must be managed properly and 3.5% described it as unknown residues.

Conclusion: The results suggest that all health professionals generally have a perception of high risk. The lab technicians have a higher perception of the real risk of inadequate management of HW A 63.2% report that everyone has to make a proper management to preserve their occupational health; the 59% consider that the HW are a biological risk to the general population and only the 47.8% that are harmful to public health. Although it should be noted that only 44.8% think that HW are toxic and dangerous.
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May 2015

Influence of nursing interventions on adherence to treatment with antituberculosis drugs in children and young people: research protocol.

J Adv Nurs 2015 Sep 26;71(9):2189-99. Epub 2015 Mar 26.

Paediatric Tuberculosis Referral Unit, Infectious Diseases, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, University of Barcelona, Spain.

Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of nursing interventions on adherence to antituberculosis medication in a paediatric cohort (aged 0-18 years) and to identify the risk factors for non-compliance.

Background: After primary infection, children have a higher risk of developing tuberculosis and the severity of the disease is worse in children. Adherence to treatment is essential to control both latent infection and tuberculosis disease.

Design: Phase 1: retrospective descriptive analysis (n = 270) in children and young people receiving antituberculosis treatment. Phase 2: quasi-experimental, longitudinal, prospective study (n = 100). The results of the two phases will be compared.

Methods: Phase 1: in children followed up during the period 2011-2013 (non-intervention group), the level of adherence and its associated epidemiological, sociocultural and clinical risk factors will be analysed. Phase 2: educational (written information in the child's mother tongue and follow-up telephone calls) and monitoring (Eidus-Hamilton test and follow-up questionnaire) nursing interventions will be implemented. The results of the two phases will be compared. The definitive Nurse-led Follow-up Programme will then be designed. This project was funded in October 2013.

Discussion: The risk factors for poor adherence to antituberculosis therapy need to be identified to optimize treatment success in latent tuberculosis infection and disease in children and young people. Simultaneous application of several educational and monitoring methods in nurse-led follow-up shall improve adherence in children and adolescents in our setting. These results may also be applicable in other settings, where tuberculosis is more prevalent and directly observed treatment strategies are not available.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.12656DOI Listing
September 2015

[New technologies and nursing. Use and perception of primary health care nurses about electronic health record].

Rev Enferm 2012 Sep;35(9):42-5

Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería de la Universidad de Barcelona.

Objective: To analyze the nurses make use of electronic health records (EHR) and assess their perception of it.

Method: A descriptive cross-sectional observational study was conducted in 2010 analyzing the nurses' perceptions of adult and pediatric consultations of primary health care teams in Baix Llobregat (Catalonia) in which the EHR is used. The study variables were: registration of care, continuity of care, training, usability and sociodemographic composition of the sample. The statistical analysis was descriptive.

Results: Nurses agree that EHR provides "continuity of care" in relation to nursing care (mean 2.03, Sd.0.83) and overall (mean 2.19, 5d.0.83). Show indifference to the "usability" of the EHR (mean 3.26, Sd.0.5), to facilitate the "record information" (mean 2.69, Sd.0.68) and the need for "training" in the use of EHR (mean 2.6, 5d.0.59). It has been found that with increasing age of the nurse, it shows more agreement that the EHR provides greater continuity of care overall. The average ratings of the continuum of care nurse, recording of information, continuity of care in general are greater the lead time using the EHR.

Conclusions: The nurses' perceptions regarding the EHR are positive in that it provides continuity of care and to exchange information on patient health data.
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September 2012

New technologies and nursing: use and perception of primary healthcare nurses about electronic health record in Catalonia, Spain.

Telemed J E Health 2011 Oct 5;17(8):635-9. Epub 2011 Aug 5.

School of Nursing, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

This study was aimed to analyze and assess the use and perception of electronic health records (EHRs) by nurses. The study sample included 113 nurses from different shifts of primary health facilities in Catalonia, Spain, devoted to adult as well as pediatric outpatients using EHRs throughout the year 2010. A majority of the sample (87.5%) were women and 12.5% were men. The average age was 44.27 years and the average time working in primary healthcare was 47.15 months. A majority (80.4%) received specific training on the use of the EHR and 19.6% did not. The use of the application required side technical support (mean: 3.42) and it is considered necessary to learn more about the performance of the application (mean: 3.50). The relationship between the average ratings that nurses have about the EHR and age shows that there is no statistically significant linear relationship (r=-0.002, p-value=0.984). As to how long they have used the EHRs, there are significant differences (r=-0.304, p-value=0.00), so the more time the nurse takes using the EHR, the greater degree of satisfaction is shown. In addition, there are significant differences between nurses' perceptions regarding the EHR and gender (t=-0.421, p-value=0.675). Nurses assessed as positive the contribution of the EHRs in their nursing care day work (average score: 2.55/5). Considering that the usability of the EHR device is assessed as satisfactory, the results of the perception of nurses show that we must also take into account the training and emphasize the need for a side technical support in the implementation process of the EHR. Doing so, the positive perception that nurses have in regard to information and communication technology in general and with respect to the EHR in particular may be increased.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2011.0008DOI Listing
October 2011

[Telecare, one care vision].

Rev Enferm 2010 Nov;33(11):17-20

EUE, Universidad de Barcelona.

Information and communication techniques represent a double challenge for nursery. This techniques provide the chance to improve the patient-sanitary professional relationship, promoting situations where the patient plays an active part in its own therapeutic process, and on the other hand arise the need to be ready for this technologic setting. The incorporation of the information and communication techniques will represent a new approach to the therapeutic relationship, that has to be used to consolidate the role of the nursery in front of the patient. Telecare offers services regarding health promotion, prevention and illness recovery based on information and communication techniques.
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November 2010

[Adverse reactions to iodinated contrast media].

Enferm Clin 2010 Sep-Oct;20(5):297-300. Epub 2010 Aug 19.

Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería de la Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, España.

Objective: The aim of the study is to determine the incidence of adverse reactions to iodinated contrast media and to characterise them in a group of outpatients, inpatients and emergency patients in a private hospital in Barcelona.

Method: A retrospective cohort study was carried out over a 60 months period, from February 2002 to February 2007, analysing the patients who underwent to iodinated contrast radiological examinations. Adverse reactions were evaluated from the manual record format developed following the requirements of the Quality Assurance Program in Radiology. Study variables were, administration route, contrast media dose, adverse reaction type, and signs and symptoms. Statistical analysis was descriptive.

Results: A total of 68 (0.3 %) of adverse reaction were registered of which 64 were mild (94.1%), 4 moderate (5.9%) and none severe. On the basis of the administration route (intravenous or oral) adverse reaction were 67 (94%) and 1 (6%) respectively. With a 40-80ml contrast media dose by injection, mild adverse reactions were 87.5%, moderate 12.5% and severe 0%. With a 90-150ml contrast media dose by injection, mild adverse reaction were 94.9% and moderate 5.1%.

Conclusions: The number of adverse reaction using iodinated contrast media is low and are they are generally mild; however the nurse must be ready to recognise and treat them.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enfcli.2010.05.011DOI Listing
February 2011

[Nursing care in patients undergoing interventional neuroendovascular procedures].

Enferm Clin 2009 May-Jun;19(3):160-3. Epub 2009 May 12.

Departamento de Enfermería de Salud Pública, Escuela de Enfermería, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, España.

Vascular interventional radiology (VIR) procedures have increased markedly, partly due to the current healthcare context, which encourages the use of less invasive procedures that reduce pressure on surgery departments and decrease hospital stays. In most patients, these techniques can be carried out in a single intervention. VIR procedures are based on the possibility of gaining access to vascular structures through a catheter inserted percutaneously without the need for open surgery. Due to the complexity of these procedures, hospitalization is required before and after the technique is performed but length of stay is short compared with that associated with surgery. As the health workers closest to patients, nurses must respond to their information needs. The provision of comprehensive nursing care should include all the care required before, during and after the procedure and all aspects related to the quality of the healthcare process. Knowledge of how diagnostic and therapeutic VIR techniques are performed in the neurovascular section is essential. Based on the authors' experience, the present article aims to provide nurses with knowledge of some neurointerventional procedures (cerebral angiography and embolization of intracranial aneurysms) and of the care provided in RVI rooms.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enfcli.2009.03.001DOI Listing
March 2010
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