Michele M Prior

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OBJECTIVE Medical emergency teams (METs) have been shown to contribute to a decrease in in-hospital cardiac arrests, unplanned ICU admissions, and overall hospital mortality rates. But their use is relatively new and our understanding of them is incomplete; in particular, the role of the non-ICU staff nurse during a MET call has received scant attention. To(More)
One of every four children will be hospitalized at least once before reaching school age. The physical and psychosocial stress of hospitalization may be influenced by the child's developmental level, causing behavioral changes, somatic complaints, and a prolonged hospital stay. Through the use of careful development assessments, preoperative tours, and(More)
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