La Vonne A Downey

Summary

Affiliation: Roosevelt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Indicators of potential for rupture for ectopics seen in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 4:374-7. 2011
  2. pmc Pain management in the emergency department and its relationship to patient satisfaction
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University Health Services, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 3:326-30. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint What constitutes a good hand offs in the emergency department: a patient's perspective
    La Vonne Downey
    Health Services Public Administration Department, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 26:760-7. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Does gun accessibility lead to violence-related injury?
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    South Med J 106:161-72. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint The correlation between patient comprehension of their reason for hospital admission and overall patient satisfaction in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University School of Policy Studies, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:637-43. 2010
  6. doi request reprint The effects of deep breathing training on pain management in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Health Services, Department of Public Administration Political Science, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    South Med J 102:688-92. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Assessing adult health literacy in urban healthcare settings
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University, School of Policy Studies, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1304-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Frequency of alternative to restraints and seclusion and uses of agitation reduction techniques in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:470-4. 2007
  9. pmc Testing of a verbal assessment tool of English proficiency for use in the healthcare setting
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University Chicago, IL, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:795-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Violence prediction in the Emergency Department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    J Emerg Med 33:307-12. 2007

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Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Indicators of potential for rupture for ectopics seen in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 4:374-7. 2011
    ..Emergency departments (ED) frequently evaluate patients with probable ectopic pregnancies who go home and may rupture. It would be beneficial to know which patient factors are associated with rupture and which are not...
  2. pmc Pain management in the emergency department and its relationship to patient satisfaction
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University Health Services, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Emerg Trauma Shock 3:326-30. 2010
    ..Pain is the most common reason due to which patients come to the emergency department (ED)...
  3. ncbi request reprint What constitutes a good hand offs in the emergency department: a patient's perspective
    La Vonne Downey
    Health Services Public Administration Department, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Int J Health Care Qual Assur 26:760-7. 2013
    ..The secondary purpose is to evaluate what impact a formalized hand-off had on patient knowledge, throughput and customer service..
  4. doi request reprint Does gun accessibility lead to violence-related injury?
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    South Med J 106:161-72. 2013
    ..The purpose of the study was to determine the relation between access to guns and the risk of violence-related injuries in youth and young adults...
  5. ncbi request reprint The correlation between patient comprehension of their reason for hospital admission and overall patient satisfaction in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University School of Policy Studies, 430 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 102:637-43. 2010
    ..1) To determine the patient's comprehension of the reasons for admission in the emergency department and (2) to examine what, if any, correlation there is between patients' understanding and satisfaction with care...
  6. doi request reprint The effects of deep breathing training on pain management in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Health Services, Department of Public Administration Political Science, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    South Med J 102:688-92. 2009
    ..A secondary purpose was to measure the impact of deep breathing teaching on indicators of patient satisfaction...
  7. ncbi request reprint Assessing adult health literacy in urban healthcare settings
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University, School of Policy Studies, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 100:1304-8. 2008
    ..The second purpose of the study was to identify and assess predictors of low or adequate health literacy in order to better accommodate the communication needs of these patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Frequency of alternative to restraints and seclusion and uses of agitation reduction techniques in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 29:470-4. 2007
    ..The second purpose was to determine the reasons for differing levels of usage and/or compliance with the JCAHO recommendations...
  9. pmc Testing of a verbal assessment tool of English proficiency for use in the healthcare setting
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University Chicago, IL, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:795-8. 2007
    ..Currently, the STOFHLA (Short Test of Functional Health Literacy Assessment) is used; however, it measures health literacy using a written exam, which does not measure language competency...
  10. ncbi request reprint Violence prediction in the Emergency Department
    La Vonne A Downey
    School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    J Emerg Med 33:307-12. 2007
    ..These same questions were able to track those who continued to engage in high-risk violent behaviors 1 month later...
  11. doi request reprint The impact of watching cartoons for distraction during painful procedures in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University, Health Services Public Administration, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 28:1033-5. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether the viewing of cartoons in the acute care setting reduces the perception of pain by pediatric patients...
  12. doi request reprint Comparison of emergency nurses association emergency severity triage and Australian emergency mental health triage systems for the evaluation of psychiatric patients
    La Vonne A Downey
    Roosevelt University, Health Services Public Administration, Chicago, Illinois Dr Downey Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School, Chicago, Illinois Dr Zun and Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Dr Zun and Ms Burke
    J Ambul Care Manage 37:11-9. 2014
    ..It found that the specialized psychiatric triage system decreased wait times and allowed symptoms to be addressed sooner for patients presenting with psychiatric complaints...
  13. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in narcotic-induced emesis in the ED
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Finch University Chicago Medical School and Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 20:151-4. 2002
    ..The nausea and vomiting was associated with female sex and the cause of pain. A comparative study of other pain medications versus narcotics for incidence of induced nausea and emesis would be useful...
  14. doi request reprint Undiagnosed mental illness in the emergency department
    La Vonne A Downey
    Health Services Public Administration, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA
    J Emerg Med 43:876-82. 2012
    ..Mental illness affects 8% of the population. The early identification and treatment of mental illness can reduce the progression and complications of the illness...
  15. pmc Level of agitation of psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency department
    Leslie S Zun
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Chicago Medical School, and the Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and the School of Policy Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, Ill
    Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 10:108-13. 2008
    ..Further study of the level of agitation and the effects of restraints is needed...