Joanne Robinson

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The Company of the Barber-Surgeons of London was formed by the union of the Company of Barbers and the Fellowship of Surgeons in 1540. It marked one of the great milestones in English surgery. The barbers had carried out minor surgery such as bleeding and lancing of abscesses, while the more erudite surgeons attempted to evolve some principles in surgery,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether our health care employees were undergoing mammography screening according to American Cancer Society guidelines and to determine whether aggressive outreach, education and streamlining of mammography scheduling could improve compliance. STUDY DESIGN All female employees at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) and several(More)
The emerging computerized patient record, the movement toward a unified nursing language, and increasing accountability to the public for clinical outcomes are converging forces that require a coherent plan if nursing is to evaluate outcomes. The article describes a nursing service and school of nursing's approach and beginning experiences in identifying(More)
BACKGROUND Partnerships contributed to the success of three diverse health care quality improvement (QI) projects. The Partnerships for Quality (PFQ) Dissemination Planning Tool was used to identify the most appropriate partners to disseminate the QI interventions for three projects, that is, partners most likely to reach and influence the target(More)
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