Theresa Lynch Morrison

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The Corah Dental Anxiety Scale (CDAS) has been used extensively in epidemiology and clinical research. It is brief and is claimed to have good psychometric properties. However, it does not include any reference to local anaesthetic injections, a major focus of anxiety for many. Also, the multiple choice answers for three of the four questions are not(More)
The principal aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of conducting a systematic examination of the oral mucosa, as an integral part of the routine dental check-up and in conditions comparable with those in NHS dental practice. A total of 1949 individuals, who were already registered as patients with an industrial dental clinic, were invited to(More)
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)
Opportunistic screening for oral cancer has been advocated as a possible beneficial procedure, especially with high-risk individuals. To assist in the identification of malignant lesions a dye has been developed which can be used routinely. Issues of acceptability for both patient and practitioner are raised. The adoption of this procedure for employees in(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)
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)