Sherry B. Robinson

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The cognitive workload of nurses needs to be protected from interruptions as much as possible to prevent untoward patient outcomes. In this study, the type and frequency of work interruptions for nurses in medical-surgical units in a midwestern tertiary care medical center were identified. In addition, nurses' travel patterns were observed and recorded as(More)
Recent research indicates that commonly used instruments to assess suicidal ideation identify patients at chronic risk for suicide but do not identify those who are at acute (imminent) risk for suicide while hospitalized. Items to measure anxiety and agitation, identified as more appropriate risk factors, should be incorporated into suicide risk(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop a fall risk assessment instrument for the inpatient psychiatric population. Nine risk factors were identified through a review of the literature. The instrument was applied retrospectively to patient records, and the percentage of those who fell who triggered each of the items in each domain was calculated. The(More)
  • Geri L. Kirkbride, GERI L. KIRKBRIDE, +8 authors Donna Redding
  • 2015
Recommended Citation Kirkbride, Geri L.. "Exploring how nurses make sense of the safety features of smart infusion pump technology." PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) thesis, ii God has blessed me. This work is dedicated to my family. To my husband Tom, your unwavering support and love sustains me. To my beautiful sons (TK & David)-you have taught me so much about(More)
You are an internal medicine resident seeing patients in the continuity clinic. Your next patient, Mr. Howell, is an 89-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease as well as hypertension, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, os-teoarthritis, cataracts, and hearing loss. Mr. Howell is accompanied by his wife, who made the appointment because Mr. Howell recently has(More)
New businesses face at least two disadvantages: their small size in early stages of the development process (liability of smallness) and their lack of reputation and corporate history (liability of newness). Prior studies have shown that the survival rates of new firms are poor, as start-ups struggle to survive in their formative years One significant(More)
This paper lays out the theoretical foundation for the development of a structural relationship between consumer knowledge and consumption efficiency using a human capital model and the household production function. Consumers' acquisition and use of knowledge is considered a household commodity, produced and consumed outside the traditional scope of the(More)
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