Sherry 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)
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)
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, Kenneth J Lacho, Jennifer Affholder, Thomas M Box, Barbara Dalby +18 others
  • 2004
A web of non-profit institutions designed to target capital where capital is needed most has expanded with limited attention from the finance sector, the media, or practitioners of economic development. Yet, the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) have created a link between affordable capital and a multitude of needs, housing and economic(More)
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