Jonathan Kirk Walters

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The effect of interventions by a pharmacist and a nurse on the cost of drug therapy in a medical intensive-care unit (ICU) was determined. A pharmacist taught cost-avoidance concepts related to medication use to a senior member of the nursing staff. The pharmacist and the nurse documented during a 91-day period all interventions that resulted in a(More)
Antibiotic prescribing information was prospectively collected on 1822 hospitalized patients treated for suspected or documented bacterial pneumonia. Antibacterial therapy with a single antibiotic was employed in more than 50 percent of the patients, with cefazolin, cefuroxime, ampicillin, and ceftriaxone sodium representing the most commonly employed(More)
BACKGROUND Acid peptic disease is a common problem, with a similar prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and children. The presentation of GERD in infants and children varies from crying, irritability, or sleep disturbance to feeding difficulties, vomiting, or rumination. Helicobacter pylori (HP)-related diseases and gastric and(More)
This paper describes a model for evaluating the performance of construction manipulators. It involves four steps: (1) constructing the operation plan, (2) evaluating task and machine related parameters, (3) evaluating time components and (4) total time study. Each of these steps is described in detail, and a hypothetical example is used to demonstrate the(More)
The application of a minicomputer system to clinical services and administrative record keeping is described. All applications were designed and implemented by pharmacists. Programs were created to increase the efficiency of collecting workload statistics for clinical services and to perform pharmacokinetic analyses of patient-specific data. The time(More)