Sharon E Hohler

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PERIOPERATIVE NURSES are using high-tech, pocket-sized, handheld computers to perform a variety of functions and enhance nursing practice. THIS ARTICLE GIVES an introduction to handheld technology and provides feature and cost comparisons. NURSES CAN USE built-in programs to keep procedure notes, pertinent telephone numbers, and a calendar. Optional(More)
Total hip arthroplasty procedures relieve patients' arthritic hip pain. Since the first procedure was performed in the 1960s, surgeons and implant companies have worked to improve prosthesis design, composition of implants, and the mechanisms for holding the implants in place. Recently, surgeons have focused on minimizing the surgical incision. Smaller(More)
The CNOR certification represents professional achievement, excellence in practice, and commitment to continuing education. Reasons for becoming certified include monetary rewards, personal satisfaction, and recognition from peers and other health care providers. This article provides insight into the development of the CNOR examination and information(More)
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