R Joseph Degitz

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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To identify barriers and facilitators to nurses' decisions regarding activation of rapid response teams (RRTs) in hospitals. BACKGROUND Hospitalised patients in the United States who experience cardiopulmonary arrest seldom recover. Most of these patients show signs of clinical deterioration prior to cardiopulmonary arrest. RRTs have(More)
INTRODUCTION Research focused on improving the outcome of patients with pain is an important aspect of emergency care, yet little information has been published to quantify pain severity, patient improvement, and return to independent function after ED discharge. Because of the paucity of available clinical data, this pilot study was designed to determine(More)
INTRODUCTION 79% of ED patients present with pain, yet little is known regarding how unresolved pain affects patients' functional status. METHODS This prospective, descriptive, 7-day pilot-study investigated how unrelieved pain affects functional status. Participants self-entered demographic data at ED discharge while research-team members collected(More)
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