Laura Flowers

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OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization among patients presenting for hospital admission and to identify risk factors for MRSA colonization. DESIGN Surveillance cultures were performed at the time of hospital admission to identify patients colonized with S. aureus. A case-control study was(More)
Three hundred twenty zinc-air batteries representing four manufacturers (Energizer, Power One, Duracell, and Ray-O-Vac) and four cell sizes (10, 312, 13, and 675) were exposed in a salt spray fog apparatus for 2.5, 5.5, 24, 48, and 72 hours. At the conclusion of each exposure, the batteries were rated blindly for the presence of rust by four experienced(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between time from injury to rehabilitation admission and outcomes for patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING One hundred-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility with a 20-bed brain injury unit. PARTICIPANTS Patients with TBIs discharged from initial inpatient(More)
With the increased interest in evidence-based medicine, Internet access and the growing emphasis on national standards, there is an increased challenge for teaching institutions and nursing services to teach and implement standards. At the same time, electronic clinical documentation tools have started to become a common format for recording nursing notes.(More)
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