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Library Knowledge Update: Knowledge Update November 11 2019

Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin including feature articles across a wide range of clinical and non-clinical topics

Knowledge Update

Library Services' Knowledge Update is a weekly bulletin which includes feature articles across a wide range of topics, new physical and e-books in the Library, and websites of interest.

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Feature Articles

Guardianship in hospitals: a collaborative pilot project. AUS 
Australian Health Review:2019: November 7 Full text

Patient deterioration simulation education and new graduate nurses' self-confidence and competence: a pilot study.
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development:2019:35(6):330-36 Full text

The Volunteer Dementia and Delirium Care (VDDC)© program: an exploration of perceived barriers and enablers to implementation in an acute and subacute metropolitan hospital. AUS
Australasian Journal on Ageing:2019: November 6 Full text

Improved quality of death and dying in care homes: a palliative care stepped wedge randomized control trial in Australia. AUS
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2019: November 4 Full text

Changes in end-of-life practices in European intensive care units From 1999 to 2016.
JAMA:2019:322(17):1692-1704 Full text

Non‐chewing diets and cerumen impaction in the external ear canal in a residential aged care population. AUS
Australasian Journal on Ageing:2019: November 5 Full text

Association of disposable perioperative jackets with surgical site infections in a large multicenter health care organization.
JAMA Suregry:2019: October 23 Full text

Mandatory use of perioperative disposable jackets—things we do for no good reason.
JAMA Suregry:2019: October 23 Full text

Association of postoperative infection with risk of long-term infection and mortality.
JAMA Surgery:2019: November 6 Full text

Leviathans: Headspace-like behemoths swallow resources.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry:2019:53(11):1050-51 Full text

Fluctuating cognition in the Lewy body dementias.
Brain:2019:142(11):3338-50 Full text

The ALERT model of care for the assessment and personalized management of patients with lymphoedema. AUS
British Journal of Surgery:2019: November 6 Full text

Association of a workplace sales ban on sugar-sweetened beverages with employee consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and health.
JAMA Internal Medicine:2019: October 28 Full text

Using smartphones to capture novel recovery metrics after cancer surgery.
JAMA Surgery:2019: October 28 Full text

Taste disorders following cancer treatment: report of a case series.
Supportive Care in Cancer:2019:27(12):4587-95 Full text

Mind-body therapies for opioid-treated pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
JAMA Internal Medicine:2019: November 4 Full text

Effects of tranexamic acid on death, disability, vascular occlusive events and other morbidities in patients with acute traumatic brain injury (CRASH-3): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial.
Lancet:2019:394(10210):1713-23 Full text

Single inhaler extrafine triple therapy in uncontrolled asthma (TRIMARAN and TRIGGER): two double-blind, parallel-group, randomised, controlled phase 3 trials.
Lancet:2019:394(10210):1737-49 Full text

Site Spotlight

Patient Activation in Australians with Chronic Illness – survey results

Consumer Health Foundation of Australia

The aim of this national patient activation survey was to get a better understanding of the level of activation of health care consumers to ascertain how receptive they might be to models of service delivery that require them to be more involved in their own care.

The Patient Activation Measure (PAM®) tool was utilised across a national sample of 1703 respondents to determine levels of patient engagement in adults with two or more chronic illnesses to inform better policy and strategies to support patient self-management.