Ivy S Razmus

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PURPOSE To identify risk factors in hospitalized children using two validated adult fall risk scales. METHODS For each fall patient identified, a non-fall patient was matched for chronological age and year of hospitalization. The retrospective chart review coded the presence or absence of risk factors and completed both the Morse Fall Scale and Hendrich(More)
BACKGROUND While there are valid and reliable pressure ulcer risk assessment tools available for adult patients, none exist for infants and children. To remedy this, the Braden Scale was adapted for use in pediatrics, calling it the Braden Q Scale. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to: (a) establish the predictive validity of the Braden Q Scale in(More)
Hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer is a common form of colorectal cancer, accounting for 5%-10% of all colorectal cancers. This cancer is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, occurring as early as age 25, with an average age of 45 at diagnosis. Nurses are an integral part of educating patients and families with a history of colon and uterine(More)
PURPOSE To describe current newborn circumcision pain interventions and to identify which forms of analgesia were most effective. METHOD Each male newborn was assessed for pain during the circumcision procedure and at 15-minute intervals after the procedure using the FLACC pain scale. The type and combination of analgesia was also recorded on the pain(More)
The science of pressure ulcer development in infants is underdeveloped. Although recent conceptual frameworks have been applied to younger populations, this article focuses on the unique attributes of full-term and preterm newborns that have an impact on pressure ulcer development. A proposed schema identifies the theoretical elements associated with(More)
  • Ivy S Razmus
  • Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing…
  • 2010
This article describes the WOC nurse's role related to practice settings. The role of the WOC with children has been understudied, and there are multiple areas for development in the role that include entrepreneurial, outcomes, education, and evidence-based practice. These opportunities will enable a move from a traditional WOC role to a research-based(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients in the United States. Quality improvement (QI) strategies to increase the rates of prophylaxis in patients at-risk for VTE have been shown to be successful. The development of a formal, active strategy addressing the prevention of VTE, as a(More)