Melanie A. Crowley

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Do Emergency Department patients receiving procedural sedation/analgesia who are monitored with capnography, as compared to those monitored per common practice (vital signs, pulse oximetry, and clinical assessment), have better outcomes because hypoventilation and apnea are detected earlier during sedation and recovery? ENA's Emergency Nursing Resources ("(More)
Is there evidence of pain and distress reduction in pediatric patients who receive analgesic or anxiolytic interventions compared to those who do not during minor invasive procedures in the ED? ENA's Emergency Nursing Resources (ENRs) are developed by ENA members to provide emergency nurses with evidence-based information to utilize and implement in their(More)
Alcohol and other substance use by nurses potentially places patients, the public, and nurses themselves at risk for serious injury or death. Nursing students are also at risk for problems related to substance use. When viewed and treated as a chronic medical illness, treatment outcomes for substance use disorders are comparable with those of other diseases(More)
Nursing professional development specialists working in community hospitals face significant barriers to evidence-based practice that academic medical centers do not. This article describes 7 years of a multifaceted, service academic partnership in a large, urban, community hospital. The partnership has strengthened the nursing professional development role(More)