Alice Lanford

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PURPOSE Although frequently used in pediatric rehabilitation settings, the WeeFIM has not been tested in surgical pediatric orthopaedic patients. METHODS The WeeFIM was administered to patients with surgical cerebral palsy at defined intervals preoperatively and at both 6 and 12 months postoperatively. The age-adjusted change scores from baseline to(More)
BACKGROUND Shriners Hospitals for Children (SHC) is a network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals that provide medical care free of charge to children up to 18 years of age and that serve as referral centers for children with complex orthopedic and burn problems. In 1998 the SHC system began using The Picker Institute's Patient and Family Perception of Care(More)
In conclusion, it is obvious to each of us that the nursing shortage issue is complex. There are no simple solutions. In the acute care arena we can expect to see the usual recruitment wars using sign-on bonuses, increased salaries for per diem staff, internship programs and all sorts of methods used in the past to recruit needed staff. It is that sort of(More)
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