Colleen Hurley

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether a 3-day vs 10-day course of antibiotics after surgical drainage of skin abscesses is associated with different failure and recurrence rates. STUDY DESIGN Patients age 3 months to 17 years seeking care at a pediatric emergency department with an uncomplicated skin abscess that required surgical drainage were randomized to(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine if use of nurse practitioners (NPs) for procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) compared with physicians (MDs) decreased overall length of stay (LOS) in the pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS Retrospective chart review was conducted on all children (age <21 years) undergoing procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) for 36(More)
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