Theresa Lynch Morrison

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine the effect of providing feedback to managers and bedside nurses on the nurses' central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) contributing factors, found on visual and documentation audits. METHODS This nonexperimental, quality improvement project was conducted in a(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES Examine the effect of an ongoing breast health screening program, at a not-for-profit, non-government assisted, volunteer clinic, specifically examining mammography usage and to discover variables to improve the rate of mammography. BACKGROUND Detection of breast cancer in women of low socio-economic status, lacking health insurance,(More)
PURPOSE This study examined nurses' adherence to policies regarding needleless connector changes using a novel, day-of-the-week, color-coded label compared with usual care that relied on electronic medical record (EMR) documentation. DESIGN This was a prospective, comparative study. SETTING The study was performed on 4 medical-surgical units in a(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES Community hospital medical-surgical nurses have a limited understanding of the complexities of preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). The purpose of this study was to look at the phenomenon of central line care from a human perspective and to develop an understanding of the lived experience as it relates to(More)
The aim of this study was to examine community hospital nurses' interest and potential barriers in pursuing advanced education. In October 2010, nursing leaders in Florida formed a task force to implement the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing recommendations pertaining to the education of nurses. A survey-based descriptive analysis of nurses employed(More)