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Prevention of falls in hospitalized elderly is critical to avoid injury and maintain independence. As part of a comprehensive program, nursing staff in a medical telemetry unit partnered with patients and their families to design and implement an educational poster to prevent falls. Ongoing patient/family feedback was used to modify the poster until it was(More)
Self-care management of symptoms for persons with heart failure (HF) may only be successful when their representations regarding their symptoms are accurate and linked to appropriate behavioral strategies. The purpose of this secondary data analysis (N = 169 women with HF) was to describe representations of one HF-related symptom, fatigue, and examine(More)
Technologically advanced telemetry systems have begun to produce alternatives to the need for continuous visual observation of the electrocardiogram (ECG). Few studies have been conducted to determine the efficacy of these systems in the clinical setting. The purpose of this study was to describe two different approaches to communication of arrhythmia(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To examine whether an educational intervention and implementation of a validated prognostication tool can improve inpatient acute care nurses' knowledge of palliative care and their comfort in determining the need for palliative care and requesting a palliative care consult from the attending physician. BACKGROUND Patients with chronic(More)
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