Karen Stokley Hill

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Coat proteins cycle between soluble and membrane-bound locations at the time of vesicle biogenesis and act to regulate the assembly of the vesicle coat that determines the specificity in cargo selection and the destination of the vesicle. A transmembrane cargo protein, an Arf GTPase, and a coat protein (e.g. COPs, APs, or GGAs) are minimal components(More)
Critical care nurses in the United Kingdom have become increasingly concerned about the use, potential abuse and risks associated with physical restraint of patients. Restraint in critical care is not only confined to physical restraint but can also encompass chemical and psychological methods. There are concerns regarding the legal and ethical issues(More)
This study describes nurses' non-verbal interaction in the ward round within intensive care. Data were collected through participant observation, fieldwork notes and ethnographic interview techniques from eight intensive care nurses. This article focuses on the themes 'Being there', 'Knowing the script', 'Knowing what you want from the ward round' and(More)
Pursuit of high-quality care depends, in part, on hospital leaders' ability to retain an experienced RN workforce. Yet, 55% of nurses plan to retire between 2011 and 2020, heightening the need to identify proven retention strategies. Findings from 7 case studies conducted at hospitals and nonhealthcare organizations publicly recognized for success retaining(More)
OBJECTIVE To better understand factors that may contribute to retention of experienced nurses, a study examined differences and relationships among work satisfaction, intent to stay in the nursing profession, and financial knowledge of retirement consequences related to income between clinical bedside nurses (CBNs) and advanced practice nurses (APNs) and(More)
Not unlike the general population, the population of nurses is aging. This trend is problematic for the nursing workforce in the light of a predicted shortage yet the extent of the effect of the aging population is unknown. What should individuals older than 45 years know to mitigate the effects of aging both physically and professionally? This article(More)
With the aging of the nursing workforce and expected retirement of large numbers of experienced nurses in the next decade, mitigating the impact that lost knowledge will have on organizational performance and patient outcomes is critical. The authors raise awareness of the problem, summarize observations procured from hospital nurse executive regarding(More)
Menaquinone (MK) is a non-protein component of the Bacillus subtilis (Bs) electron transport chain synthesized from chorismate through a series of MK-specific reactions. The genes encoding biosynthesis of the naphthoquinone ring of MK are clustered at 273 degrees on the Bs chromosome. A 3.9-kb region capable of rescuing men mutants blocked in the early(More)
This article describes a hospital-based initiative that provides support for nurses who wish to become certified in a nursing specialty. Because certification becomes increasingly important to individual nurses and acute care organizations, opportunities to support nurses in this endeavor need to be developed. Through the efforts of the director of(More)