Mathijs Sterk

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Three medical/surgical units in a Midwestern medical center introduced a two-way wireless communication system to test its effect on environmental noise, staff communication, timeliness of response to patient requests, nurse fatigue and job satisfaction. Data were collected through focus groups, surveys, pedometer studies and work sampling. Results provide(More)
  • M B Sterk
  • 1983
The challenge in meeting the caloric and metabolic demands of infants who are critically ill, debilitated, or neurophysically immature is discussed. Advances in nutrition that have greatly improved neonatal survival are presented. Intravenous nutrition is presented as an appropriate mode of therapy to provide or supplement nutritional support in neonates(More)
The motives for the selection of primary patients in a neonatal intensive care unit were identified by 34 participants in a series of staff development programs on primary nursing. Motives were identified and ranked in order of importance. These included: (1) medical problems; (2) continuity of care; (3) impression of parents; (4) impression of the infant;(More)
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