Janet M Phillips

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Online continuing education and staff development is on the rise as the benefits of access, convenience, and quality learning are continuing to take shape. Strategies to enhance learning call for learner participation that is self-directed and independent, thus changing the educator's role from expert to coach and facilitator. Good planning of active(More)
Mucosal mast cell numbers are modulated in the intestines of rodents during parasitic infections. These mast cells can degranulate in response to worm antigens, and this event has been suggested to play a protective role for the host. To examine whether mast cells in higher animals play a role in protecting from disseminated parasitic disease, mast cell(More)
Bedbugs (Cimex lectularius L.) were fed on an infective blood-hepatitis B virus (HBV) mixture. Further bedbugs and tampan ticks (Ornithodoros moubata [Murray]) were fed on HBV-carrier chimpanzees. After a 10-13 day interval for oviposition, tests done on samples of individual arthropods showed that 53-85% of the bugs were HBsAg-positive and none(More)
Preceptor education is vital to the success of healthcare institutions. Preceptors' roles are complex and require up-to-the-minute programs reflecting crucial mentoring responsibilities for orientees in multifaceted working environments. Finding the time to properly educate preceptors while maintaining quality bedside care is a challenge for staff(More)
There is a critical need for leadership in quality and safety to reform today's disparate spectrum of health services to serve patients in complex health care environments. Nurse graduates of degree completion programs (registered nurse-bachelor of science in nursing [RN-BSN]) are poised for leadership due to their recent education and nursing practice(More)
PURPOSE This concept analysis, written by the National Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) RN-BSN Task Force, defines systems thinking in relation to healthcare delivery. METHODS A review of the literature was conducted using five databases with the keywords "systems thinking" as well as "nursing education," "nursing curriculum," "online,"(More)
The size of the hepatitis delta virus was determined by filtration of infectious plasma through polycarbonate membranes and the inoculation of filtrates into chimpanzees. Chimpanzees inoculated with filtrates of 50 nm and 30 nm, but not 15 nm filters, developed delta hepatitis. The minimum size of infectious hepatitis delta virus was estimated to be(More)
Per the Patient Self-Determination Act of 1991, hospitals are required to ascertain whether patients have an advance directive (AD). At this point, factors prompting patients to issue ADs have not been studied. The purpose of this study was to describe patients' understanding of ADs as well as the process patients used to arrive at their decisions to(More)
We have prepared two prototype live hepatitis A virus (HAV) vaccines by serial passage of the HM-175 strain of HAV in African green monkey kidney cells. Passage 21 (P-21) HM-175 virus shows evidence of attenuation for chimpanzees but not for marmosets; passage 32 (P-32) HM-175 virus shows evidence of attenuation for both species. Animals that received P-32(More)