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PURPOSE Many labor nurses routinely include continuous urinary catheterization (CC) as part of their standard care for women who receive intrapartum epidural anesthesia, to prevent urinary retention, thought to delay fetal descent. Recent studies question use of CCs during labor, as they may predispose patients to urinary tract infections (UTIs), even(More)
By necessity, critically ill patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) have a high level of dependency, which is linked to a variety of negative feelings, such as powerlessness. However, the term dependency is not well defined in the critically ill patients. The concept of "dependency" in critically ill patients was analyzed using a meta-synthesis(More)
Health professions trainees' performance in teams is rarely evaluated, but increasingly important as the healthcare delivery systems in which they will practice move towards team-based care. Effective management of care transitions is an important aspect of interprofessional teamwork. This mixed-methods study used a crossover design to randomise health(More)
BACKGROUND Rural older adults are not often targeted for surveys, and little is known about survey response rates in this population. Because overall numbers of rural older adults are small, it is important to consider techniques to improve their survey response rates. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to work with community partners to determine(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the association between alcohol consumption and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Published literature on the association between alcohol consumption and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was retrieved from the PubMed and Embase databases. Two authors independently extracted the data. The quality of the identified studies(More)
There has been little research on using Cognitive load theory (CLT) to guide the design and evaluation mHealth applications. In this presentation, we describe: 1) the historical development of CLT in instructional design, 2) the implications of cognitive load (CL) to principles of designing mHealth applications, and 3) a review of cognitive load(More)
Prevalence, causes and risk factors of hospital readmissions after acute stroke and transient ischemic attack: a systematic review and meta-analysis Weibin Zhong, Na Geng, Pengfei Wang, Zhenguang Li, Lili Cao (China) DOI 10.1007/s10072-016-2570-5 Acute stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a great burden not only during hospitalization but also(More)
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