Linda B Talley

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Cardiopulmonary monitors (CPMs) generate false alarm rates ranging from 85%-99% with few of these alarms actually representing serious clinical events. The overabundance of clinically insignificant alarms in hospitals desensitizes the clinician to true-positive alarms and poses significant safety issues. In this IRB-approved externally funded study, we(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether the establishment of a dedicated percutaneously inserted central catheter (PICC) team is associated with reduced risk of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) in the neonatal intensive care unit. SUBJECTS Participants were extremely low-birth-weight infants admitted to a level IIIC neonatal intensive care unit. (More)
The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. *743 The purpose of this Article is to introduce legal readers to the ideas of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, and to his philosophical practices regarding the interpretation of texts, sometimes known as deconstruction. 1 The term 'deconstruction' is much used in legal writings(More)
To advance care for patients and families requires that providers and administrators in clinical settings place a high priority on the scientific domain of nursing. New knowledge intended to benefit nursing care is most effectively and efficiently achieved when a vibrant and well-supported nursing research program is embedded within a health care system. An(More)
Massachusetts General Hospital and the alarms that should have sounded didn’t, the incident set off a different kind of alarm throughout the hospital, in Boston, and in state regulatory agencies. The tragic situation also provided a learning experience for Mass General and the larger medical community.1 In that spirit, AAMI recently gathered a group of(More)
Grooming nurses at all levels of the organization to master health care executive skills is critical to the organization's success and the individual's growth. Selecting and executing next steps for nursing leadership team development is critical to success. Leaders must make it their responsibility to provide nurses with increased exposure to quality,(More)
The journey to Magnet® provides the ideal platform to demonstrate the impact of nursing and how strong interprofessional partnerships advance care and problem solving in an increasingly complex healthcare arena. Nurses in Magnet organizations use collaborative partnerships to forge innovative solutions, improve nursing care across the continuum, advance(More)
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