Teresa Chase

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The purpose of this study was to test agreement in blood values obtained from a discard method and a push-pull method in samples from central venous catheters in pediatric patients. The discard method causes blood loss beyond what is necessary for blood testing and increases potential for infection each time the central venous catheter is entered.(More)
This study compared the tympanic thermometer with the electronic and chemical dot thermometers used at the axillary site and evaluated child, parent, and nurse preferences for method of temperature measurement. The child's (n = 146) temperature was measured using each of the three methods. Each child, parent, and nurse was asked to select a preference for(More)
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