Peggy A. White

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Screening tests for bacteriuria based on two different principles were evaluated in1582 schoolgirls aged 5-11 years, and in 26 girls aged 3-16 years attending hospitalwith symptomatic urinary tract infection. Tests for hypoglucosuria, performed by a semi-automated fluorometric method and with Uriglox strips on early-morning urine samples voided after(More)
Currently, the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses (ACEN) is working with the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) to develop a joint position paper on patient safety cultures and leadership within Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs). Pressures to improve patient safety within our healthcare system are gaining momentum(More)
The purpose of this paper is to inform the nursing community of the extraordinary progress that the Canadian National Nursing Quality Report (NNQR(C)), the Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) and the Nursing Quality Indicators for Reporting and Evaluation (NQuiRE) have made to date, and to share our commitment to continue(More)
Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) is leading the collection of standardized clinical outcomes reflective of nursing practice. C-HOBIC introduces a systematic structured language for patient assessments across the health care system enabling abstraction of information into jurisdictional EHRs Thus the information is available(More)
Integral to understanding and leveraging performance data to monitor and drive quality improvement (QI) efforts to enhance patient care is a partnership between researchers (who generate data) and nurse executives (who lead QI efforts). In Canada, evidence-based, nursing-sensitive patient outcome data are included in the Health Outcomes for Better(More)
The Canadian Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (C-HOBIC) project introduced systematic use of standardized clinical nursing terminology for patient assessments. Implemented so far in three Canadian provinces, C-HOBIC comprises an innovative model for large-scale capture of standardized nursing-sensitive clinical outcomes data within electronic(More)
A study was undertaken to gain insight into how nurse leaders are influencing the use of performance data to improve nursing care in hospitals. Two themes emerged: getting relevant, reliable, and timely data into the hands of nurses, and the leaders' ability to "connect the dots" in working with different stakeholders. Study findings may inform nurse(More)