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Monitoring patients' temperatures is an important aspect of clinical nursing. In surgical areas, we rely on accurate temperature readings to determine appropriate therapy. Various body sites have been used for temperature measurement: oral, axillary, rectal, and tympanic. Oral temperature...
This study investigated patients' abilities to identify licensed nurse and unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) and whether this knowledge is related to satisfaction with care. Of 100 patients from two hospitals, 28% did not know whether caregivers were nurses or UAP on sight. Fifteen percent of...
This study explored whether preoperative activity, anesthesia, or analgesia influence early postoperative walking after total hip replacement (THR). Data were collected as part of a randomized intervention study of standard or augmented postoperative activity and its influence on wound healing....
In this randomized double-blind experiment of 49 neonatal intensive care unit patients, probable time to catheter failure was significantly longer ( p = .0358) for catheters flushed with heparinized saline (median = 127) compared with those flushed with normal saline (median = 39). This is in...
This pre-post quasiexperimental study tested the eight-session Cognitive Behavioral Model of Everyday Memory in residents (58 women, 20 men) of a retirement village in Northeast Ohio. Their average age was 82 years, with 16 years of education and Mini-Mental State Examination score of 28; 13%...
Retaining African-American women who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive in longitudinal research is crucial to improving prevention and treatment in this population. Interviews with 22 African-American HIV-positive women conducted at the end of a 2-year study indicated that over the...
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