Audrey Nelson

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing and patient outcomes in inpatient rehabilitation settings
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 32:179-202. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Wheelchair-related falls in veterans with spinal cord injury residing in the community: a prospective cohort study
    Audrey L Nelson
    Health Services Research and Development, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1166-73. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Link between safe patient handling and patient outcomes in long-term care
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa FL 33612, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 33:33-43. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Myths and facts about safe patient handling in rehabilitation
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 33:10-7. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Effectiveness of an evidence-based curriculum module in nursing schools targeting safe patient handling and movement
    Audrey L Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, USA
    Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh 4:Article26. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Update on evidence-based practices for safe patient handling and movement
    Audrey Nelson
    Nursing Service for Research, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Orthop Nurs 25:367-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation outcomes for veterans with polytrauma treated at the Tampa VA
    Kris Siddharthan
    VISN8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center VAMC, Tampa, FL, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 33:221-5. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a multifaceted ergonomics program to prevent injuries associated with patient handling tasks
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, 11605 N Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:717-33. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Fall-related fractures in persons with spinal cord impairment: a descriptive analysis
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    SCI Nurs 20:30-7. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Wheelchair-related falls: current evidence and directions for improved quality care
    Deborah Gavin-Dreschnack
    James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Patient Safety Center, 11605 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:119-27. 2005

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Nurse staffing and patient outcomes in inpatient rehabilitation settings
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 32:179-202. 2007
    ..A total of 54 rehabilitation facilities in the United States, stratified by geography, were randomly selected to participate in the study...
  2. ncbi request reprint Wheelchair-related falls in veterans with spinal cord injury residing in the community: a prospective cohort study
    Audrey L Nelson
    Health Services Research and Development, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 91:1166-73. 2010
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Link between safe patient handling and patient outcomes in long-term care
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa FL 33612, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 33:33-43. 2008
    ..Findings from this study may be useful in enhancing organizational support for safe patient-handling programs and could be used to build a business case for improving caregiver safety...
  4. ncbi request reprint Myths and facts about safe patient handling in rehabilitation
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 33:10-7. 2008
    ..Further research on the impact of safe patient-handling practices on rehabilitation goals and continued communication between rehabilitation providers are recommended...
  5. doi request reprint Effectiveness of an evidence-based curriculum module in nursing schools targeting safe patient handling and movement
    Audrey L Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, USA
    Int J Nurs Educ Scholarsh 4:Article26. 2007
    ..We concluded that the curriculum module is ready for wide dissemination across nursing schools to reduce the risk of MSDs among nurses...
  6. ncbi request reprint Update on evidence-based practices for safe patient handling and movement
    Audrey Nelson
    Nursing Service for Research, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Orthop Nurs 25:367-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation outcomes for veterans with polytrauma treated at the Tampa VA
    Kris Siddharthan
    VISN8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center VAMC, Tampa, FL, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 33:221-5. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and evaluation of a multifaceted ergonomics program to prevent injuries associated with patient handling tasks
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, 11605 N Nebraska Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Int J Nurs Stud 43:717-33. 2006
    ..Nurses have one of the highest rates of work-related musculoskeletal injury of any profession. Over the past 30 years, efforts to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders in nurses have been largely unsuccessful...
  9. ncbi request reprint Fall-related fractures in persons with spinal cord impairment: a descriptive analysis
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    SCI Nurs 20:30-7. 2003
    ..Hospital days were most often the result of home inaccessibility, inadequate support at home, or surgical intervention...
  10. ncbi request reprint Wheelchair-related falls: current evidence and directions for improved quality care
    Deborah Gavin-Dreschnack
    James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Patient Safety Center, 11605 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:119-27. 2005
    ..The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the current data on wheelchair-related falls and to make recommendations for avenues for improved quality of care and future research to promote patient safety...
  11. doi request reprint AORN Ergonomic Tool 6: lifting and carrying supplies and equipment in the perioperative setting
    Thomas Waters
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    AORN J 94:173-9. 2011
    ..Caregivers can use the revised National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health lifting equation to assess whether a specific lifting task can be performed safely...
  12. ncbi request reprint Measuring provider compliance with ischemic heart disease guidelines
    Britta Neugaard
    James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    South Med J 97:942-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationships among provider beliefs, attitudes, and intention to use Veterans Health Administration guidelines for ischemic heart disease (IHD)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Under-reporting of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the Veterans Administration
    Kris Siddharthan
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur Inc Leadersh Health Serv 19:463-76. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the predictors for under-reporting work-related musculoskeletal injuries and their reasons...
  14. ncbi request reprint Modification of bed systems and use of accessories to reduce the risk of hospital-bed entrapment
    Gail Powell-Cope
    James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 30:9-17. 2005
    ..This article describes a facility-based approach for identifying and managing risk related to hospital bed-entrapment to be used in rehabilitation settings...
  15. ncbi request reprint Preventing nursing back injuries: redesigning patient handling tasks
    Audrey Nelson
    Veterans Health Administration, Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, FL, USA
    AAOHN J 51:126-34. 2003
    ..Nursing tasks can be redesigned to improve caregiver and patient safety using new patient handling technologies and work practice controls. Further study is needed to redesign other high risk tasks to promote safer work environments...
  16. ncbi request reprint A business case for patient care ergonomic interventions
    Kris Siddharthan
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 29:63-71. 2005
    ..Financial measures on a successful patient handling project in the Veterans Health Administration are outlined and policy implications discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint A pilot study to modify the SF-36V physical functioning scale for use with veterans with spinal cord injury
    Stephen L Luther
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Research Center, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 87:1059-66. 2006
    ..To develop a valid and reliable spinal cord injury (SCI) specific physical functioning (PF) scale for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) version of the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey...
  18. ncbi request reprint Wanderers with cognitive impairment in Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home care units
    Lawrence Schonfeld
    Department of Aging and Mental Health, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:692-9. 2007
    ..To explore the extent of and factors associated with male nursing home residents who wander...
  19. ncbi request reprint Technology to promote safe mobility in the elderly
    Audrey Nelson
    James A Haley VAMC, 11605 N Nebraska Avenue 118M, Tampa, FL 33612 5738, USA
    Nurs Clin North Am 39:649-71. 2004
    ..Results from these studies will help to build a business case, demonstrating that initial capital investments will result in cost savings, improved quality of care, and other benefits...
  20. ncbi request reprint Promoting evidence-based practice in spinal cord injury/disorders health care
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, Florida, USA
    SCI Nurs 21:129-35. 2004
  21. ncbi request reprint Provider attitudes and beliefs about clinical practice guidelines
    Stephen L Luther
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, Florida, USA
    SCI Nurs 21:206-12. 2004
    ..The results of this study suggest that negative attitudes and beliefs about guidelines might be less of an obstacle to guideline implementation in VHA SCI Centers. Nurses are in a position to play a key role in their implementation...
  22. ncbi request reprint Safe patient handling and movement
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Am J Nurs 103:32-43; quiz 44. 2003
  23. ncbi request reprint Upper limb pain in a national sample of veterans with paraplegia
    Ronald J Gironda
    Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 27:120-7. 2004
    ..Because the risk for UL pain conditions appears to increase over time, the associations among age, duration of wheelchair use, and UL pain were evaluated...
  24. pmc Design and evaluation of a stand-up motorized prone cart
    Jeffrey J Harrow
    Patient Safety Center 118M, James J Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL 33162 5735, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:50-61. 2007
    ..A better design of prone carts is needed. In addition, standing devices have shown some medical benefits. The objective was to design and evaluate an improved prone cart that facilitates standing...
  25. ncbi request reprint Myths and facts about back injuries in nursing
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Am J Nurs 103:32-40; 41 quiz. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint Using simulation to design and integrate technology for safer and more efficient practice environments
    Audrey Nelson
    James A Healy Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    Nurs Outlook 51:S27-9. 2003
  27. doi request reprint AORN ergonomic tool 2: positioning and repositioning the supine patient on the OR bed
    Thomas Waters
    Health Science Research and Development Rehabilitation, Research and Development at the James A Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    AORN J 93:445-9. 2011
    ....
  28. doi request reprint AORN Ergonomic Tool 5: Tissue Retraction in the Perioperative Setting
    Patrice Spera
    Morton Plant Mease Healthcare Bardmoor Endoscopy and Surgery Center, Seminole, FL, USA
    AORN J 94:54-8. 2011
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Evidence for implementing nonpharmacological interventions for wandering
    Craig Siders
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 29:195-206. 2004
    ..The literature varied widely in terms of theoretical soundness, methodological rigor, and clarity. The level of evidence supporting these interventions and implications for future study are discussed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Spinal cord injury providers' perceptions of barriers to implementing selected clinical practice guideline recommendations
    Marylou Guihan
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines, Jr, Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois 60141, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 26:48-58. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based practices for safe patient handling and movement
    Audrey Nelson
    James A Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida, USA
    Online J Issues Nurs 9:4. 2004
    ..The authors have organized potential solutions into three established ergonomic solution types: engineering based, administrative, and behavioral. For each intervention, the level of evidence to support its use is provided...
  32. ncbi request reprint Characterizing wandering behaviors in persons with traumatic brain injury residing in veterans health administration nursing homes
    Heather G Belanger
    Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Science, James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 89:244-50. 2008
    ..To examine the prevalence and correlates of wandering in persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in nursing homes (NHs)...
  33. pmc Health care costs for patients with chronic spinal cord injury in the Veterans Health Administration
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VA Medical Center, 13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard 118M Tampa, Florida 33612, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:477-81. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to establish a frame of reference and estimate of the annual direct medical costs associated with health care for a sample of patients with chronic SCI (ie, > 2 years after injury)...
  34. pmc Providers' perceptions of spinal cord injury pressure ulcer guidelines
    Susan S Thomason
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:117-26. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess providers' perceptions for each of the 32 CPG recommendations regarding their agreement with CPGs, degree of CPG implementation, and CPG implementation barriers and facilitators...
  35. pmc A comparison of patient outcomes and quality of life in persons with neurogenic bowel: standard bowel care program vs colostomy
    Stephen L Luther
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry and HSR and D REAP on Patient Safety Outcomes, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida 33612 5738, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:387-93. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare patient outcomes and quality of life for people with neurogenic bowel using either a standard bowel care program or colostomy...
  36. ncbi request reprint A multivariate fall risk assessment model for VHA nursing homes using the minimum data set
    Dustin D French
    VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Am Med Dir Assoc 8:115-22. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a multivariate fall risk assessment model beyond the current fall Resident Assessment Protocol (RAP) triggers for nursing home residents using the Minimum Data Set (MDS)...
  37. pmc Provider adherence to implementation of clinical practice guidelines for neurogenic bowel in adults with spinal cord injury
    Lance L Goetz
    Spinal Cord Injury Service, Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75216, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:394-406. 2005
    ..Specifically, this study addressed the "Neurogenic Bowel Management in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury" Clinical Practice Guideline published in March 1998 by the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine..
  38. ncbi request reprint Inpatient mortality of hip fracture patients in the Veterans Health Administration
    Elizabeth Bass
    James A Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 29:215-20. 2004
    ..Rehabilitation nurses in acute care can be catalysts in proactively incorporating protective devices, screening for osteoporosis, and initiating lifestyle changes in their plans of care to optimize outcomes for hip fracture patients...
  39. ncbi request reprint Data abstraction: designing the tools, recruiting and training the data abstractors
    Barbara Simmons
    James A Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    SCI Nurs 19:22-4. 2002
    ..Taking the time to recruit and train qualified data abstractors and to develop effective data abstraction tools will result in data that not only answers the research question, but also withstands the most rigorous critique...
  40. ncbi request reprint Provider-perceived barriers and facilitators for ischaemic heart disease (IHD) guideline adherence
    Gail M Powell-Cope
    James A Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    J Eval Clin Pract 10:227-39. 2004
    ..Clinical practice guidelines have become a standard way of implementing evidence-based practice, yet research has shown that clinicians do not always follow guidelines...
  41. ncbi request reprint Quality Enhancement Research Initiative: translating research into practice
    Audrey Nelson
    Patient Safety Research Enhancement Award Program, James A Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 26:221. 2003
  42. ncbi request reprint Friction-reducing devices for lateral patient transfers: a clinical evaluation
    Andrea Baptiste
    VISN8 Patient Safety Center, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA
    AAOHN J 54:173-80. 2006
    ..These friction-reducing devices are a cost-effective solution to the load of lateral patient transfers and should be favorably considered when purchasing patient-handling technologies...
  43. ncbi request reprint Patient dignity in persons with spinal cord injury
    Heather G Belanger
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley Veterans Hospital, University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa, Florida, USA
    SCI Nurs 20:25-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this article is, therefore, to critically review the relevant literature on patient dignity with an aim toward eventual development and validation of a Dignity Assessment Tool...
  44. ncbi request reprint Safer patient handling
    Audrey L Nelson
    Patient Safety Center of Inquiry at James A Haley Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tampa, FL, USA
    Nurs Manage 38:26-32; quiz 32-3. 2007
  45. ncbi request reprint Pressure ulcers and occipital alopecia in Operation Iraqi Freedom polytrauma casualties
    Jeffrey J Harrow
    Spinal Cord Injury and Research Services, Tampa VA Medical Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    Mil Med 173:1068-72. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and severity of pressure-related injuries in VA PRC admissions...
  46. ncbi request reprint Iterative design and evaluation of new prone carts for individuals with SCDs: a technical note
    Pascal Malassigné
    Research Service, Clement J Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center VAMC, Milwaukee, WI 53295 1000, USA
    J Rehabil Res Dev 39:127-39. 2002
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Implementation of clinical practice guidelines for prevention of thromboembolism in spinal cord injury
    Stephen P Burns
    Spinal Cord Injury Service 128, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, 1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle WA 98108, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:33-42. 2005
    ....
  48. pmc Developing a quality measure for clinical inertia in diabetes care
    Dan R Berlowitz
    ENRM VA Hospital, Bedford, MA 01730, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1836-53. 2005
    ..To develop a valid quality measure that captures clinical inertia, the failure to initiate or intensify therapy in response to medical need, in diabetes care and to link this process measure with outcomes of glycemic control...
  49. ncbi request reprint An interview with Audrey Nelson. Interviewed by Steven Berman
    Audrey L Nelson
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 31:665-70. 2005
  50. ncbi request reprint Delving into design
    Pascal Malassigné
    Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee VA Medical Center VAMC, USA
    Rehab Manag 15:36-9. 2002
  51. ncbi request reprint Polytrauma: a new frontier in rehabilitation nursing
    Audrey L Nelson
    Rehabil Nurs 33:186, 191. 2008