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Despite significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, the persistence of inadequate metabolic control continues. Poor glycemic control may be reflected by both the failure of diabetes self-management by patients as well as inadequate intervention strategies by clinicians. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize existing knowledge regarding(More)
  • N A Stotts
  • 1988
The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether a modified Norton scale at admission to the hospital would predict which patients would develop pressure ulcers when hospitalized for surgery for a period of up to 3 weeks. The sample was composed of 387 adult patients admitted for elective cardiovascular surgery or neurosurgery. By regression(More)
Measuring progress toward healing is fundamental to the management of pressure ulcers. A method to assess progress of an individual ulcer over time is lacking. Given the limitations of currently available instruments and the need for a precise and practical method of monitoring healing in clinical practice, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel(More)
In the critically ill patient, wound repair can be impeded by processes inherent to the illness, its treatment, and the critical care environment. This vulnerability to wound complications increases patient morbidity and mortality as well as length of stay, resource consumption, and hospital cost. The physiology of wound healing and factors that impede(More)
INTRODUCTION Prospectively assessing factors that influence triage nurse assignment of patients to the higher risk level 2 compared to the lower risk level 3 has not previously been explored within the 5-level Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage system. Considering the large amount of information available about the patient, less experienced triage nurses(More)
1. Co-chaired this panel 2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA 3. University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Galveston, TX 4. Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD 5. Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 6. University of Southern Denmark, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark 7. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 8. University of(More)
BACKGROUND Advance directives are important but often underused tools in critical care. Healthcare professionals' understanding of how culture influences attitudes toward advance directives can improve knowledge and completion of these documents. OBJECTIVE To understand the attitudes of critically ill Filipino American patients and their families toward(More)
BACKGROUND Self-care has been shown to be an effective strategy to decrease heart failure (HF) costs and improve patient outcomes. However, high symptom burden, overall poor health, and economic and financial concerns in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations such as those of low socioeconomic status and those who are indigent or uninsured may have(More)