Martha M Buckner

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Driven by an urgent need to improve the safety and quality of care provided in our increasingly complex health care system, health information technology has taken a central role in the health care system. The technology used at the point of care undoubtedly changes the process of nurse and patient interactions. These technologies have the potential to(More)
The growing complexity of technology, equipment, and devices involved in patient care delivery can be staggering and overwhelming. Technology is intended to be a tool to help clinicians, but it can also be a frustrating hindrance if not thoughtfully planned and strategically aligned. Critical care nurses are key partners in the collaborations needed to(More)
Previous studies have estimated the "human capital depreciation" of women re-entering the work force after voluntary, lengthy interruptions. Those studies have found reduced real wages and furthermore the decrease is positively related to the length of the interruption. Upon re-entry, however, real wages grow rapidly as human capital is restored. This paper(More)
This paper examines how a metropolitan area's job growth affects its income distribution. The research uses annual Current Population Survey data on the income distribution in different metropolitan areas from 1979 through 1988. Faster metropolitan job growth increases real family income in the lowest income quintile by a significantly greater percentage(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the usefulness of the midcurricular HESI examination in identifying at-risk students early in their nursing program. The sample included baccalaureate nursing graduates from two university programs in the southeastern United States (n = 256). A quasi-experimental design was used to determine how well the(More)
Because critically ill surgical patients requiring nutritional support have altered metabolic pathways and are frequently hypermetabolic, catabolic, and hyperglycemic, nurses play an important role in monitoring their care. These metabolic changes place the patient at risk for rapid muscle wasting and nutritional depletion. Enteral and parenteral support(More)
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