Roxanne Perucca

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The purpose of this study was to determine any relationship between peripheral IV catheter indwell time and phlebitis in hospitalized adults. A retrospective review of quarterly quality assurance data-monitoring indwell time, phlebitis rating, and site and tubing labels-was performed. Of 1,161 sites, only 679 had documented indwell time to use. Average(More)
Infusion-related phlebitis is a frequently occurring, but often preventable complication associated with intravenous therapy. Early detection with prompt, consistent nursing intervention decreases the occurrence and severity of cannula-related phlebitis. This article reviews the clinical aspects of phlebitis and describes a comprehensive approach for the(More)
Providing high-quality, cost-efficient care is a major strategic initiative of every health care organization. Today's health care environment is transparent; very competitive; and focused upon providing exceptional service, safety, and quality. Establishing an infusion alliance facilitates the achievement of organizational strategic initiatives, that is,(More)
Knowledge about Crohn's disease is limited and many misconceptions about the disease continue to exist. After many years of research the cause and the cure of Crohn's disease remain unknown. This article provides an overview of the disease, treatment modalities, and nursing interventions to implement for the patient with Crohn's disease.
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