Ryan S. Barrett

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OBJECTIVE To describe institutional variation in traumatic brain injury (TBI) inpatient rehabilitation program characteristics and evaluate to what extent patient factors and center effects explain how TBI inpatient rehabilitation services are delivered. DESIGN Secondary analysis of a prospective, multicenter, cohort database. SETTING TBI inpatient(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe psychotropic medication administration patterns during inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their relation to patient preinjury and injury characteristics. DESIGN Prospective observational cohort. SETTING Multiple acute inpatient rehabilitation units or hospitals. PARTICIPANTS Individuals with TBI(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this learning activity is to provide information regarding the creation of a risk-stratification system to predict the likelihood of the healing of body and heel pressure ulcers (PrUs). TARGET AUDIENCE This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. OBJECTIVES After(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), and speech therapy (ST) treatment activities throughout the acute rehabilitation stay of patients with traumatic brain injury. DESIGN Multisite prospective observational cohort study. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation settings. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=2130) admitted for(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the association of enteral nutrition (EN) with patient preinjury and injury characteristics and outcomes for patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Nine rehabilitation centers. PARTICIPANTS Patients (N=1701) admitted for first full inpatient(More)
A new and novel approach of predicting the body weight of children based on age and morphological facial features using a three-layer feed-forward artificial neural network (ANN) model is reported. The model takes in four parameters, including age-based CDC-inferred median body weight and three facial feature distances measured from digital facial images.(More)
BACKGROUND The Turning for Ulcer Reduction (TURN) study was a multisite, randomized controlled trial that aimed to determine the optimal frequency of turning nursing facility residents with mobility limitations who are at moderate and high risk for pressure ulcer (PrU) development. Here we present data from the economic analysis. OBJECTIVES This economic(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the frequency of, causes for, and factors associated with acute rehospitalization during 9 months after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN Multicenter observational cohort. SETTING Community. PARTICIPANTS Individuals with TBI (N=1850) admitted for inpatient rehabilitation. (More)
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of the severity of agitated behavior during inpatient traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation. DESIGN Prospective, longitudinal observational study. SETTING Inpatient rehabilitation centers. PARTICIPANTS Consecutive patients enrolled between 2008 and 2011, admitted for inpatient rehabilitation after index TBI, who(More)
Using data obtained through 2 multidisciplinary studies focused on medication safety effectiveness, this article provides nursing recommendations to decrease medication delivery errors. Strategies to minimize and address interruptions/distractions are proposed for the 3 most problematic time frames in which medication errors typically arise: medication(More)