Karen Gilberg

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OBJECTIVE To assess the appropriateness of prescription medication use based upon widely accepted treatment guidelines. METHODS We analyzed administrative claims for the period October 1, 1998, through September 20, 1999, supplied by 3 California health plans to determine medication use patterns for outpatient prescriptions. We compared these patterns to(More)
A comprehensive orientation is essential for new nurses who plan to practice in the perioperative area. The traditional perioperative orientation program at our hospital was not effective, so we developed a competency-based orientation program to improve patient care, decrease costs, and increase new nurses' confidence and perioperative skills. Program(More)
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