Elizabeth A Mann
Affiliation: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- The impact of intensive insulin protocols and restrictive blood transfusion strategies on glucose measurement in American Burn Association (ABA) verified burn centersElizabeth A Mann
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, USA
J Burn Care Res 29:718-23. 2008..The combination of a higher prevalence of hypoglycemia in the presence of near universal anemia is concerning, particularly given the pervasiveness of glucometer use among burn centers...
- A complex systems view of sepsis: implications for nursingLtc Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas
US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234, USA
Dimens Crit Care Nurs 32:12-7. 2013..Systems or tools that aid the bedside nurse in prompt identification of sepsis and facilitate standardized evidence-based interventions are proving to be a valuable means in the care of the septic patient...
- Glycemic control in the burn intensive care unit: focus on the role of anemia in glucose measurementElizabeth A Mann
U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas 78234 6315, USA
J Diabetes Sci Technol 3:1319-29. 2009..Such efforts will further the endeavor for achieving adequate glycemic control in order to assess the efficacy of target ranges and use of IIT...
- Use of procalcitonin for the detection of sepsis in the critically ill burn patient: a systematic review of the literatureElizabeth A Mann
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, TX School of Nursing, USA
Burns 37:549-58. 2011..However, it appears procalcitonin assay is a safe and beneficial addition to the clinical diagnosis of sepsis in the burn intensive care unit...
- Clinician satisfaction with computer decision support in the intensive care unitElizabeth A Mann
Combat Casualty Care Nursing Research at US Army Burn Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Dimens Crit Care Nurs 31:31-6. 2012..We suggest user satisfaction may be generally improved for DSS with concentration in the areas of interface, information, and communication...
- Comparison of mortality associated with sepsis in the burn, trauma, and general intensive care unit patient: a systematic review of the literatureElizabeth A Mann
University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Shock 37:4-16. 2012..Great variability of criteria to identify septic patients among studies compromises population comparisons...
- Anemia causes hypoglycemia in intensive care unit patients due to error in single-channel glucometers: methods of reducing patient riskHeather F Pidcoke
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
Crit Care Med 38:471-6. 2010..We hypothesized that point-of-care glucometer error due to anemia is prevalent, can be corrected mathematically, and correction uncovers occult hypoglycemia during intensive insulin therapy...
- Computer decision support software safely improves glycemic control in the burn intensive care unit: a randomized controlled clinical studyElizabeth A Mann
US Army Burn Center, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
J Burn Care Res 32:246-55. 2011..Time in target range improved without increase in hypoglycemic events. CDSS enhanced consistency in practice, providing standardization among nursing staff...
- Correlation of American Burn Association sepsis criteria with the presence of bacteremia in burned patients admitted to the intensive care unitBrian K Hogan
The San Antonio Military Medical Center SAMMC, Texas 78234, USA
J Burn Care Res 33:371-8. 2012..638 (95% confidence interval 0.573-0.704; P < .001). Among severe burn patients, the ABA trigger for sepsis did not correlate strongly with bacteremia in this retrospective chart review...
- Computerized decision support system improves fluid resuscitation following severe burns: an original studyJose Salinas
U S Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA
Crit Care Med 39:2031-8. 2011..The goal of this study was to analyze the efficacy of a computerized open-loop decision support system for burn resuscitation compared to historical controls...
- Error rates resulting from anemia can be corrected in multiple commonly used point-of-care glucometersElizabeth A Mann
US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
J Trauma 64:15-20; discussion 20-1. 2008..The purpose of this study was to analyze error rates of three additional POC glucometer brands and determine mathematical correction formulas for each...
- Loss of protein, immunoglobulins, and electrolytes in exudates from negative pressure wound therapyLeslie A Hourigan
Nutr Clin Pract 25:510-6. 2010..A relatively new technology in wound care, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), has become widely used for the management of open abdomens and soft tissue wounds and provides a means to collect wound exudate to quantify protein loss...