Betty Rowley

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PURPOSE This study aims to evaluate the implementation of a comprehensive program to improve pain management practices in a pediatric hospital. METHODS The pretest posttest design used questionnaires, patient record audits, and postimplementation focus groups with 366 nurses and 8 physicians. RESULTS Positive changes occurred in the use of pain scales(More)
Pain resource nurses (PRNs), who act as pain management coaches or mentors for their colleagues, can contribute to effective pain management. The PRN's role has not been well evaluated in the context of pediatric nursing. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine the PRN's role in a pediatric setting and, more specifically, to describe the role(More)
OBJECTIVES A culturally relevant, evidence-based pain assessment scale in Inuktitut is needed. Psychometric properties and preferences for the Northern Pain Scale (NorthPS), a revised version of the Wong-Baker FACES scale, were examined. STUDY DESIGN This repeated-measures, within-subjects study involved 2 face-to-face interviews held 2 weeks apart. (More)
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