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This article presents research results applying Peplau's Theory of Interpersonal Relations to the preceptor-new graduate relationship and describes implications for successful transition. These results will help nursing professional development educators with more appropriate preparation and assignment of preceptors.
In the greater scheme of things, families of patients unexpectedly brought to the ED or transferred to the ICU may not be a priority. Review this program in which family advocates care for families just as nurses and physicians care for critically ill patients.
In today's healthcare environment, the continual assessment of processes is necessary to provide the best patient care. Ongoing process improvement also is helpful in organizations' remaining both competitive and fiscally viable. Because of the increasing concern about mortality rates from acute myocardial infarction (AMI), the Johnson City Medical Center… (More)
Research on continuous lateral rotational therapy (CLRT) has demonstrated mixed results, but there have been definite benefits described in its use for the prevention and treatment of nosocomial and ventilator-acquired pneumonia. Several studies have shown decreased hospital and intensive care unit costs and lengths of stay, and ventilator days when used… (More)
Families of patients unexpectedly brought to the emergency department or transferred to the intensive care unit are families in crisis. In the greater scheme of things, they may not be a priority. This article discusses a program in which family advocates care for families just as nurses and physicians care for the critically ill patient.
Every new nursing graduate is challenged to successfully transition from student to professional nurse. The stress involved in the transition can manifest as performance anxiety. This study was conducted to verify the presence and identify the level of performance anxiety in a sample of new graduate nurses. Results included a significant decrease in… (More)
A descriptive correlational study was used to evaluate the correlation/agreement of oral and axillary temperature measurements to patient core temperatures obtained in the OR. Data collectors recorded oral or axillary patient temperature from 752 patients on admission and discharge from the PACU. Results indicated that there was a moderate correlation… (More)
Today, healthcare and healthcare professionals are constantly undergoing change. Environmental, interpersonal, and intrapersonal changes, along with caring for critically ill patients, present many challenges for those working in critical care. Change process research can be very helpful in guiding the change process for those working and healing in the… (More)
The purpose of this research study was to determine the factors influencing peripheral phlebitis in the adult medical-surgical population. The authors would then be able to use those data to determine whether a change in practice was warranted. Data collection and analysis of 188 intravenous sites revealed that females with higher doses of medications in… (More)