Donna Hoffert

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According to the literature, a majority of nurses and nursing students report a lack of comfort and ability to perform a spiritual assessment. The researchers designed and implemented an intervention program to address the 4 barriers most frequently identified as obstacles to performing a spiritual assessment. They discuss this study and suggest teaching(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of propafenone for suppression of recurrent paroxysmal symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF), patients with frequent episodes of AF entered an open-label, dose-ranging study to determine the maximal tolerated dose of propafenone and were subsequently randomized to alternate between propafenone and placebo every month for 4 months.(More)
Fourteen patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter and a ventricular rate of greater than or equal to 120 beats/min occurring after cardiac surgery entered a double-blind placebo-controlled conditional crossover trial of intravenous propafenone. Patients randomly received either propafenone (2 mg/kg body weight) or placebo during a 10 minute intravenous(More)
Twelve patients with frequent ventricular premature depolarizations (VPDs) received amiodarone, 600 mg/day, for up to 8 weeks. On days 0, 1, 4, 8, 15, 22, 36, and 57 of treatment, 24-hour ambulatory ECGs were obtained, and multiple blood samples were taken for determination of amiodarone and desethylamiodarone plasma concentrations. All patients had at(More)
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