Linda K Powers

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OBJECTIVE To examine qualitatively the experiences of parents participating in Parent to Parent programs. METHOD Twenty-four parents of children with special needs, a subset of subjects in a larger quantitative study, participated in a semi-structured telephone interview to explore the impact and meaning of being matched with a trained supporting parent.(More)
Despite impressive improvements in outcome for infants cared for in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), large tertiary-care referral units still admit a substantial number of infants who will not survive or, because of a predictably very poor outcome, should not be offered modern life-support techniques. Dealing with these infants can be extremely taxing(More)
Nursing care for PPHN can make the difference between a smoothly controlled hospital course and a disorganized and stressful one. The authors outline a method for coordinating the baby's care, the lines and monitors, ancillary services, and pharmacologic treatment while working closely with the physician and caring for the parents.
UNLABELLED SOURCE AND PURPOSE: Constraints in the healthcare delivery system are resulting in unprecedented challenges to quality nursing care. In response to concerns expressed by readers in a JSPN survey, we solicited input from prominent SPN members. CONCLUSIONS Quality care can be sustained through nurses' creativity, flexibility, leadership, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To report an experience with large-scale rapid transportation of hospitalized children, highlighting elements applicable to a disaster event. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective study of the relocation of an entire pediatric inpatient population. Mitigation steps included postponement of elective procedures, implementation of planned(More)
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