Linda J Hassler

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As the impact of health care reform continues to evolve, the movement of patients from acute to post-acute settings will continue to expand. Currently, the turnover and retention of RNs nationally in long-term care is at an all-time high, with a median turnover rate of 50% for RNs. Workforce instability is a prime contributor to poor patient outcomes,(More)
During 1981-1984 13 patients with clinically manifest postoperative fistulas (11 small intestinal and 2 colonic) were treated with parenteral hyperalimentation. The therapy only ensued on intensive care conditions and a spontaneous closure of the fistula was observed in 7 patients, in 2 patients closure ensued after relaparotomy and parenteral(More)
The acteylator phenotype has been determined (isoniazid half-life) in 31 patients, 25 of them women, who had exhibited a lupus erythematosus-like syndrome during treatment with hydralazine. Twenty-nine patients were slow acetylators, one was rapid (probably spontaneous SLE) and one uncertain. Only two patients had been given more than 200 mg of hydralazine(More)
Transitioning to long-term care environments presents a significant challenge for new nurses and their directors of nursing. The complexity of this environment, instability of the workforce, and the lack of support structures frequently affect a new nurse's decision not to apply to long-term care, but to look for positions in acute care hospitals. To(More)
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