Affiliation: Harvard University
- The relationship of nurse staffing, skill mix, and Magnet recognition to institutional volume and mortality for congenital heart surgeryPatricia Hickey
Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services, Department of Nursing, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
J Nurs Adm 40:226-32. 2010..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship of nurse staffing, skill mix, and Magnet(R) recognition to institutional volume and mortality for congenital heart surgery at children's hospitals...
- Pediatric cardiovascular critical care in the United States: nursing and organizational characteristicsPatricia A Hickey
Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services, Department of Nursing Patient Services, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Crit Care 21:242-50. 2012..Objectives To describe and understand nursing and organizational characteristics of cardiovascular care in children's hospitals...
- Statewide and national impact of California's Staffing Law on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomesPatricia A Hickey
Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services, Department of Nursing Patient Services, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
J Nurs Adm 41:218-25. 2011..The objective of the study was to examine the impact of staffing ratios on risk-adjusted outcomes for pediatric cardiac surgery programs in California and relative to other states combined...
- Capture of complexity of specialty care in pediatric cardiology by work RVU measuresLisa Bergersen
Department of Cardiology, The Children s Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, USA
Pediatrics 131:258-67. 2013..We sought to determine the relationship between relative value units (RVUs) and intended measures of work in catheterization for congenital heart disease...
- Improved bed use with creation of a short-stay unit in a cardiac catheterization recovery roomPatricia O'Brien
Department of Nursing Patient Services, Cardiovascular Program, Children s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Heart Lung 40:56-62. 2011..We describe the problem, solution, and early results in hospital performance and patient outcomes...
- Toward a new paradigm in hospital-based pediatric education: the development of an onsite simulator programPeter H Weinstock
Department of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School and Department of Anesthesia, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:635-41. 2005..After an initial capital investment, the training appears to be cost-effective. Hospital-based simulator suites may point the way forward as a new paradigm for the effective education of today's busy clinicians...
- Exemplary professional practice through nurse peer reviewPatricia Branowicki
Department of Nursing Patient Services, Children s Hospital Boston, Nursing Patient Care Services, Pediatric Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA
J Pediatr Nurs 26:128-36. 2011..This approach demonstrates the impact of professional nurse accountability for improving the quality of care and may serve as an exemplar for professional practice...
- Paediatric nurse practitioner managed cardiology clinics: patient satisfaction and appointment accessJuli Anne K Evangelista
Department of Cardiology, Children s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Adv Nurs 68:2165-74. 2012..This article summarizes a comparative study of patient/family satisfaction and appointment wait times in physician managed vs. paediatric nurse practitioner managed cardiology clinics...
- Coping while caring for the dying child: nurses' experiences in an acute care settingKatherine A Cook
Nursing Patient Services, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
J Pediatr Nurs 27:e11-21. 2012..Coping and grieving are facilitated by colleague and unit resources. Studies exploring job dissatisfaction, stress, and burnout from an inadequate grieving process are required...