Jennifer E Zwink

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PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To determine whether dry versus moist heat application to the upper extremity improves IV insertion rates. DESIGN Two-group, randomized, controlled clinical design. SETTING An academic cancer infusion center in the western United States. SAMPLE 136 hematologic outpatients with cancer or other malignancies. METHODS Participants(More)
An academic hospital used Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) principles as the framework for generating evidence-based recommendations for the design of an expansion of the current hospital. The interdisciplinary team used the table of evidence-based data to advocate for a patient- and family-centered, safe, and positive work environment. A nurse(More)
OBJECTIVE : The aim of this study was to examine the factors affecting the retention of registered nurses (RNs) and validate the revised Casey-Fink Nurse Retention Survey (2009). BACKGROUND : Creating an organizational culture of retention may reduce nurse turnover. Focusing on why nurses leave and identifying factors why nurses stay are essential. (More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of inpatient acute care nurse managers (NM) employed at an academic Magnet® hospital about factors that influence NM retention, including current work environment, satisfaction, work-life balance, sucssful NM traits, and personal development and educational needs. BACKGROUND Nurse managers are(More)
P eripheral IV catheter insertion is a common nursing procedure often required for the administration of chemotherapy, antibiotics, blood products, fluids, and other medical therapies in hematologic patients with cancer. Although necessary and usually brief, IV insertion often is a source of patient anxiety and discomfort and can be extremely difficult to(More)
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