Sendoa Ballesteros-Peña

Sendoa Ballesteros-Peña
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea | UPV/EHU · Facultad de Medicina y Enfermería - Sección Enfermería

RN, MPH, PhD

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Aim To analyse the caregivers’ physical, anthropometrical and educational characteristics associated with adequate chest compression and full chest recoil during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Methods An observational prospective research study was conducted. Emergency and critical care health professionals and students performed two minutes...
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Aims To identify commonly used intravenous drugs that may produce endothelial damage. Methods An experimental research study was performed using a sample of 62 intravenous drugs commonly used in emergency care, pH and osmolarity were measured. Subsequently, based on these values, the theoretical capacity to cause irritation or endovascular damage...
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os servicios sanitarios de urgencias y emergencias están observando un incremento progresivo en la demanda por parte de la comunidad a la que asis-ten. De forma paralela, y aunque no se ha observado un movimiento de la natalidad equivalente que lo justifi-que, la solicitud de asistencia a pacientes en edad pediátrica también ha experimentado un not...
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Resumen Objetivos Identificar los medicamentos intravenosos de uso común en el ámbito hospitalario con capacidad de producir daño endotelial. Método Estudio experimental in vitro. La muestra estuvo formada por 62 medicamentos de uso común en los servicios de urgencias y hospitalización. Las variables estudiadas fueron la osmolaridad y el pH. Post...
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Resumen Objetivos Analizar las características físicas, antropométricas y formativas de los reanimadores asociadas a la correcta compresión y reexpansión torácica durante la reanimación cardiopulmonar. Metodología Estudio observacional prospectivo. Profesionales y estudiantes sanitarios de urgencias y cuidados críticos realizaron 2 min de compres...
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Background: The aim of this study is to analyze the characteristics of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests based on whether patients received bystander resuscitation before ambulance arrival, and to describe the factors associated with resuscita-tion attempts by bystanders. Methods: A retrospective observational study was performed. Clinical data fr...
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Objective To develop and validate a weight estimation tool applicable in paediatric emergency care. Methods Using anthropometric data from a computerized database of the primary health care paediatric services, Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain), linear regression models were developed with the objective of estimating weight from height. Subsequently,...
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Fundamento. Explorar la calidad del sueño y la adaptación a la turnicidad del personal de ambulancias de urgencias y su relación con factores sociodemográficos, circadianos y laborales. Material y métodos. Estudio transversal sobre 180 técnicos y enfermeros (18-60 años) de la Red de Transporte Sanitario Urgente del País Vasco realizado mediante en...
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Background: Quality of hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important determinant of resuscitation outcome for cardiac arrest patients cared for by lay rescuers. We designed a simulation trial to assess and compare the quality of CPR among untrained lay people under two different scenarios: automated external defibrillator (AED)-gu...
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Objectives: To analyze the impact of a local football team's matches on patient demand for hospital emergency department care in Bilbao, in the Spanish province of Biscay. Material and methods: Retrospective analysis. We retrieved the number of patients coming to the emergency department on the days and hours of matches played by Bilbao's Athlet...
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Randomized simulation trial to analyze dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructions provided from the emergency call center in an out-of-hospital heart arrest assisted by lay persons. An analysis of the telephone instructions was performed using a 14-item checklist by two external researchers. Simulations lasted nine minutes. Twen...
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Objective: The objective of this paper was to evaluate the validity and accuracy of healthcare providers' perception of chest compression depth and chest recoil during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Methods: A clinical simulation study was performed with healthcare providers trained in CPR including physicians, nurses, and Emergency Medical...
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La gasometría arterial es un procedimiento común en el ámbito sanitario. La Guía de Procedimiento de Punción Arterial para Gasometría en población adulta tiene como objetivo normalizar el proceso de extracción de sangre arterial por punción directa, para valorar la función respiratoria y/o el estado metabólico del paciente mediante análisis gasomét...
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Resumen Objetivos Desarrollar y validar una herramienta de estimación del peso en emergencias pediátricas. Método Estudio realizado en 2 etapas. Utilizando datos antropométricos informatizados de los servicios de pediatría de atención primaria de Bilbao (País Vasco, España) se elaboraron modelos de regresión lineal para estimar el peso en función...
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We compared Spanish autonomous communities’ regulations affecting the use of semiautomatic external defibrillators (semi-AEDs), including requirements for training and providing devices outside health care settings. We analyzed differences in the development of regulations across the different geographic areas. Regulations published in the official...
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The influence of unhealthy food environments on residents' eating behavior has been previously documented. Yet, socioeconomic differences across areas are less studied. Participatory studies provide relevant knowledge to better inform future nutrition interventions. We conducted a participatory Photovoice project in which residents interpreted the...
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l manejo de las urgencias pediátricas presenta nota-bles diferencias con respecto a las del adulto y por esa razón en la mayor parte de los servicios hospitalarios la patología urgente pediátrica es atendida por profe-sionales especialistas en pediatría. Pero no ocurre lo mismo en los servicios de emergencias extrahospitalarias… Además, las activac...
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Objectives. To determine the validity of different ways of estimating body weight in children attended in the emergency department. Methods. Prospective cross-sectional study of a series of patients between 1 month and 14 years of age attended in 2 tertiary care hospitals in the Basque Country, Spain. We used 9 different ways to estimate body weigh...
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Objectives: Arterial puncture for blood gas analysis is a painful procedure in the emergency department (ED). Local subcutaneous injection of anesthetics containing amino amides or esters is the usual painrelief technique applied before arterial puncture, but it is little used in some care settings, such as the ED. We aimed to analyze the literatu...
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Aim To determine the risk of microbiological contamination with hospital use high- and low-flow bubbling humidifiers. Methods A systematic literature review was carried out in 6 databases. Observational or experimental studies published between 1990 and 2016 were selected, written in English or Spanish, and in which microbiological contamination w...
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Background: There are several methods to promote informed decision making before participating in a screening program. This research aimed to analyze the content of official written information on breast cancer screening programs. Methods: A descriptive study was performed. After a literature review, we drew up a checklist of the information neede...
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Objectives To analyse vein catheterisation and blood gas test-related pain among adult patients in the emergency department and to explore pain score-related factors. Method An observational and multicentre research study was performed. Patients undergoing vein catheterisation or arterial puncture for gas test were included consecutively. After ea...
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Aim: To determine the risk of microbiological contamination with hospital use high- and low-flow bubbling humidifiers. Methods: A systematic literature review was carried out in 6 databases. Observational or experimental studies published between 1990 and 2016 were selected, written in English or Spanish, and in which microbiological contaminati...
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Objectives: To analyse vein catheterisation and blood gas test-related pain among adult patients in the emergency department and to explore pain score-related factors. Method: An observational and multicentre research study was performed. Patients undergoing vein catheterisation or arterial puncture for gas test were included consecutively. Afte...
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Objective. To compare the efficacy of an ethyl chloride aerosol spray to a placebo spray applied in the emergency department to the skin to reduce pain from arterial puncture for blood gas analysis. Material and methods. Single-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial in an emergency department of Hospital de Basurto in Bilbao, Spain. We included...
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entro de la asistencia sanitaria en lugares de difícil acceso, los accidentes en alta mar o en cavidades subterráneas tienen una consideración especial, no solo por la limitación de medios sanitarios disponi-bles sino también por la imposibilidad de disponer de recur-sos avanzados de asistencia hasta pasado un largo periodo de tiempo. Estas peculia...
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Objective To explore the experiences, emotions and coping skills among emergency medical technicians and emergency nurses after performing out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation manoeuvres resulting in death. Method An exploratory qualitative research was performed. Seven emergency medical technicians and six emergency nurses were selected b...
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The objective was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the modified Allen test in screening for collateral circulation deficits in the palm and for predicting distal hand ischemia. We performed a systematic review of the literature indexed in 6 databases. We developed a search strategy to locate studies comparing the Allen test to Doppler ul...
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Objective: To explore the experiences, emotions and coping skills among emergency medical technicians and emergency nurses after performing out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation manoeuvres resulting in death. Method: An exploratory qualitative research was performed. Seven emergency medical technicians and six emergency nurses were selec...
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l TEP es una emergencia vascular poco frecuente pero tan grave como otras enfermedades vasculares, como el infarto de miocardio. Debido a esa infrecuen-cia, en el contexto diario del trabajo en las unidades de soporte vital puede resultar difícil de detectar. Si a este hecho se le añade la falta de continuidad en el seguimiento de la evolución del...
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A cross-sectional study was performed in 10 emergency basic life support ambulances operating in Bilbao, Spain, to assess surface bacterial contamination. Presence of clinically relevant bacterial contamination suggests that disinfection of the studied basic life support ambulances was not optimal and represents a potential risk of infection for th...
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Aim To explore the training, ability and attitudes toward cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic defibrillators among the population of the Basque Country (Spain). Design A face-to-face survey. Scope Capital cities of the Basque Country. Participants A total of 605 people between 15–64 years of age were randomly selected. Main v...
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Aim: To explore the training, ability and attitudes towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic defibrillators among the population of the Basque Country (Spain). Design: A face-to-face survey. Scope: Capital cities of the Basque Country. Participants: A total of 605 people between 15-64 years of age were randomly selected...
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Durante la práctica asistencial es común que surjan dudas al respecto de la idoneidad de una determinada técnica. Las cien-cias de la salud se encuentran en proceso de continuo cambio y actualización, por lo que no es infrecuente que aquello que nos enseñaron en nuestra época de estudiantes haya quedado ahora obsoleto o desactualizado. Desde la lle...
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En: Nail polish has traditionally been assumed to absorb light emitted by pulse oximeters and to interfere with the detection and measurement of oxygenated hemoglobin. In a systematic review of the literature we aimed to assess the influence of nail polish on the measurement of oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry (SpO2). A search protocol for onli...
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Introducción Las terapias alternativas y complementarias (TAC) han generado en el contexto sanitario actual tanto seguidores como detractores. Objetivo Explorar los conocimientos, percepciones y actitudes sobre las TAC en estudiantes universitarios de ciencias de la salud. Método Estudio descriptivo desarrollado en la Universidad del País Vasco (...
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Objetivo principal: describir el perfil y la Salud Mental Positiva (SMP) de aspirantes a plazas de Enfermera Interna Residente (EIR) matriculadas en las pruebas de acceso en el País Vasco (España). Metodología: estudio transversal en las ediciones 2012 y 2013. Cada aspirante completó el cuestionario SMP estudiando la asociación entre variables y l...
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Si por algo se pueden caracterizar las dos últimas décadas es por el cambio que se ha producido en la forma de comuni-carnos: las bibliotecas, hemerotecas, el correo postal o incluso los encuentros sociales han cedido terreno a los bits informáti-cos. Actualmente, Internet es la principal herramienta utilizada para la búsqueda de información: ha ag...
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Evaluar la variabilidad circadiana en la frecuencia y características de los eventos extrahospitalarios de parada cardiorrespiratoria.
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This systematic review includes case reports involving patients in cardiac arrest who recovered circulation spontaneously in the absence of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or after attempts had been abandoned. We describe the characteristics of these patients. Following our search protocol we collected case reports of spontaneous resuscitation...
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Objective: To analyze the characteristics of cardiac arrests that emergency responders evaluated for resuscitation in the home in comparison with those attended in public locations. Methods: Observational study carried out in the Basque Country, Spain. Clinical data were collected for cardiac arrest patients evaluated for resuscitation by responder...
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Fundamento: Medir y evaluar la legibilidad lingüística de una muestra de prospectos de medicamentos de uso común. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo, transversal realizado sobre una muestra representativa de prospectos correspondiente a los 30 medicamentos más dispensados en España. Se utilizó el Índice de Flesch-Szigriszt como herramienta de medida...
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Objective: To evaluate a program to implement use of semiautomatic external defibrillators in a local basic life support unit, including a description of patient characteristics and the main factors leading to events that required out-of-hospital resuscitation maneuvers. Methods: Retrospective study analyzing cases of cardiac arrest in which the fi...
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Spanish studies on prehospital cardiac arrest are reviewed, to compare early survival rates, and to estimate the prevalence of shockable arrhythmias and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) attempts before emergency responders arrive. We first reviewed Spanish studies that evaluated prehospital cardiac arrest published between 1999 and 2011. The dat...
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Objectives: To analize the degree of adoption of basic security measures in the practice of canyoning in Sierra de Guara (Huesca, Spain). Methods: For 5 consecutive years surveys for canyoning practitioners were performed. Data were collected at the end of activities on each group (number of members, collective equipment basic, technical training a...
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We report 3 cases of semiautomated external defibrillator error during analysis of ventricular fibrillation. The first involved operator-dependent error, in which ambulance motion led to failure to order a shock. The other 2 cases involved defibrillator-dependent error, in which signals from a pacemaker apparently led to the automatic decision not...
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Objectives To quantify and to describe the characteristics of use of an Emergency Medical Service by children in Bilbao City (Spain).Patients and methodsAn observational and retrospective study was performed taking patients younger than 15 years old who were served by Basic Life Support Units from an Emergency Medical Service for 4 consecutive year...
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Objective To estimate the frequency of therapeutic errors and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy in the recognition of shockable rhythms by automated external defibrillators.DesignA retrospective descriptive study.SettingNine basic life support units from Biscay (Spain).ParticipantsIncluded 201 patients with cardiac arrest, since 2006 to 2011.Meas...
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Introduction and objectives: To describe the epidemiological characteristics of cardiac arrests attended in basic life support units in the Basque Country (Spain) and look for factors associated with failure of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Methods: We conducted an observational study during 18 months, including all out-of-hospital cardiopulmon...
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Background. To determine levels of exposure to noise during urgent medical transportation by road and to describe the perception of hearing function impairment in workers and the use of hearing protection devices. Material and methods. An observational study was performed in Bizkaia (Spain). The instantaneous maximum noise levels (Lpeak) and its co...
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Objective: To identify possible factors associated with professional burnout among basic life support caregivers in the Basque Country. Method: A qualitative research was performed. We conducted an analysis of the discus of eight interpretive individual interviews with caregivers in basic life support units who presented scores compatible with burn...
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Objectives To compare Spanish regional laws on the training and use of automated external defibrillators (AED) in the out-of-hospital setting and to analyze the current situation and regional variation in the development of these regulations.MethodologyWe reviewed the regulations published in Official Bulletins until January 2012, extracting data f...
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Fundamento. Describir el tipo y número de ambulancias asistenciales de urgencia integradas en el Sistema de Emergencias Médicas de cada comunidad autónoma en España y calcular su relación con la población a la que asisten. Metodología. Se ha revisando la bibliografía oficial de cada Comunidad Autónoma y se han extraído los datos referentes al tipo...
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To review the literature on use of the Trendelenburg position or variations of it to determine whether this position has an impact on hemodynamic status. A search strategy to locate the most relevant indexed articles was developed. Representative textbooks and manuals on emergency medicine were also consulted. Twenty-two articles of reasonable qual...
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Objectives: To quantify the level of professional burnout among emergency medical responders who provide basic life support in the Basque Country of Spain and to explore the association between professional burnout and conventional social and occupational variables. Methods: Exploratory cross-sectional study of a representative sample (reporting 95...

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This initiative has been possible thanks to the FOTOVOZ BILBAO project, funded by the University of the Basque Country (US 16/35). Through photographs that reflect the reality of the environment surrounding the city, in this project we have managed to give VOICE to the citizens, in this case, talking about feeding. Their voices will become a proposal for the local authorities on political, social and health measures, in order to cover the needs of citizens and to develop future community strategies for obesity prevention.