scholarly journals Effect of Simulation-Based Education on the Preparedness of Healthcare Professionals for the COVID-19 Pandemic: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Marc-André Maheu-Cadotte ◽  
Alexandra Lapierre ◽  
Guillaume Fontaine ◽  
Tanya Mailhot ◽  
Patrick Lavoie
Eunhye Jeong ◽  
Jinkyung Park ◽  
Juneyoung Lee

Under-recognition of delirium is an international problem. For the early detection of delirium, a feasible and valid screening tool for healthcare professionals is needed. This study aimed to present a scientific reason for using the 4 ‘A’s Test (4AT) through a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the diagnostic test accuracy. We systematically searched articles in the EMBASE, MEDLINE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO databases and selected relevant articles on the basis of the predefined inclusion criteria. The quality of the included articles was evaluated using the Quality Assessment of the Diagnostic Accuracy Studies-2 tool. We estimated the pooled values of diagnostic test accuracy by employing the bivariate model and the hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristic (HSROC) model in data synthesis. A total of 3729 patients of 13 studies were included in the analysis. The pooled estimates of sensitivity and specificity of the 4AT were 81.5% (95% confidence interval: 70.7%, 89.0%) and 87.5% (79.5%, 92.7%), respectively. Given the 4AT’s evidence of accuracy and practicality, we suggest healthcare professionals to utilize this tool for routine screening of delirium. However, for detecting delirium in the dementia population, further work is required to evaluate the 4AT with other cut-off points or scoring methods in order for it to be more sensitive and specific.

2015 ◽  
Vol 49 (4) ◽  
pp. 368-378 ◽  
Ryan Brydges ◽  
Julian Manzone ◽  
David Shanks ◽  
Rose Hatala ◽  
Stanley J Hamstra ◽  

2011 ◽  
Vol 86 (9) ◽  
pp. 1137-1147 ◽  
Irene W. Y. Ma ◽  
Mary E. Brindle ◽  
Paul E. Ronksley ◽  
Diane L. Lorenzetti ◽  
Reg S. Sauve ◽  

2012 ◽  
Vol 35 (1) ◽  
pp. e867-e898 ◽  
David A. Cook ◽  
Stanley J. Hamstra ◽  
Ryan Brydges ◽  
Benjamin Zendejas ◽  
Jason H. Szostek ◽  

2020 ◽  
Vol 67 ◽  
pp. 258-266 ◽  
Dan Qiu ◽  
Yu Yu ◽  
Rui-Qi Li ◽  
Yi-Lu Li ◽  
Shui-Yuan Xiao

2020 ◽  
Vol 28 (5) ◽  
pp. 2071-2078 ◽  
Ronald Chow ◽  
Eduardo Bruera ◽  
Jennifer S. Temel ◽  
Monica Krishnan ◽  
James Im ◽  

2021 ◽  
Elias David Lundereng ◽  
Andrea Aparecida Goncalves Nes ◽  
Heidi Holmen ◽  
Anette Winger ◽  
Hilde Thygesen ◽  

BACKGROUND Telehealth seems feasible for use in home-based palliative care. However, acceptance among healthcare professionals is essential for the successful delivery of telehealth in practice. No scoping review has mapped the experiences and perspectives of healthcare professionals on the use of telehealth for home-based palliative care. OBJECTIVE To systematically map published studies on healthcare professionals’ experiences and perspectives on the use of telehealth in home-based palliative care. METHODS The proposed scoping review will employ the methodology of Arksey and O’Malley. This protocol is guided by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic review and Meta-Analysis Protocol (PRISMA-P). A systematic search was performed in Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), PsycINFO, Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE), Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL), Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED) and Web of Science (WoS) for studies published between January 2000 to July 5, 2021. We will also hand search the reference lists of included papers to identify additional studies of relevance. The search will be updated in 2022. Pairs of authors will independently assess eligibility of studies and extract data. The two first stages of thematic synthesis will be used to thematically organize the data material. Since the scoping review methodology consists of reviewing and collecting data from publicly available materials, this study does not require ethics approval. RESULTS The database searches were performed on July 5, 2021 and the eligibility criteria were tested in July-August 2021. After removal of 2364 duplicates, the search yielded 2420 citations.We will screen titles, abstracts and full-text papers by fall 2021. Results are anticipated by September 2022. CONCLUSIONS A mapping of studies could identify research gaps regarding healthcare professionals’ experiences and perspectives on the use of telehealth in home-based palliative care and may determine the value and feasibility of conducting a full systematic review.

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