professional staff committees

Summary

Summary: Committees of professional personnel who have responsibility for determining policies, procedures, and controls related to professional matters in health facilities.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi A conceptual model for growing evidence-based practice
    Amy Vratny
    Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 31:162-70. 2007
  2. pmc Patient expectations of fair complaint handling in hospitals: empirical data
    Roland D Friele
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:106. 2006
  3. ncbi Clinical nurse specialist leadership in computerized provider order entry design
    Darla J Roggow
    University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis, Minn 55455, USA
    Clin Nurse Spec 19:209-14. 2005
  4. ncbi Added value
    Alison Smith
    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 13:16-9. 2006
  5. ncbi Nursing and public participation in health: an ethnographic study of a patient council
    Fiona Brooks
    Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Herts AL10 9AB, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:3-13. 2008
  6. ncbi Beyond the Magnet award: The ANCC Magnet Program as the framework for culture change
    Kathleen M Stolzenberger
    Middlesex Hospital, Middletwon, CT 06457, USA
    J Nurs Adm 33:522-31. 2003
  7. ncbi Using continuous quality improvement to implement evidence-based medicine
    Barbara Quick
    DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Missouri 63044, USA
    Lippincotts Case Manag 11:305-15; quiz 316-7. 2006
  8. ncbi How to implement complementary therapies for laboring women
    Elaine Zwelling
    Hill Rom Company, Sarasota, FL, USA
    MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 31:364-70; quiz 371-2. 2006
  9. ncbi Shared governance: making the transition in practice and perception
    Berthenya Dunbar
    Medical Service, James A Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:177-83. 2007
  10. ncbi Shared governance: your opinion matters
    Deborah L Saylor
    St Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA, USA
    Nurs Manage 38:14-6. 2007

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  1. ncbi A conceptual model for growing evidence-based practice
    Amy Vratny
    Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 31:162-70. 2007
    ..The fruits are quality patient care and outcomes, clinical excellence, cost-effectiveness, critical thinking, empowerment of staff, and professional growth...
  2. pmc Patient expectations of fair complaint handling in hospitals: empirical data
    Roland D Friele
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 6:106. 2006
    ..The reasons why are for the greater part unknown. The key to an answer may be found in a better understanding of patients' expectations. We investigated patients' expectations of complaint handling in hospitals...
  3. ncbi Clinical nurse specialist leadership in computerized provider order entry design
    Darla J Roggow
    University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Minneapolis, Minn 55455, USA
    Clin Nurse Spec 19:209-14. 2005
    ..The purpose of this clinical project was to design and implement a computerized provider order entry system...
  4. ncbi Added value
    Alison Smith
    Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 13:16-9. 2006
  5. ncbi Nursing and public participation in health: an ethnographic study of a patient council
    Fiona Brooks
    Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire, Herts AL10 9AB, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 45:3-13. 2008
    ..However, the relationship of nursing to public participation in health service planning and development has been under examined...
  6. ncbi Beyond the Magnet award: The ANCC Magnet Program as the framework for culture change
    Kathleen M Stolzenberger
    Middlesex Hospital, Middletwon, CT 06457, USA
    J Nurs Adm 33:522-31. 2003
    ..The author describes 5 successful standard-driven strategies that have strengthened department infrastructure and refined processes for retaining a professional nurse workforce...
  7. ncbi Using continuous quality improvement to implement evidence-based medicine
    Barbara Quick
    DePaul Health Center in Bridgeton, Missouri 63044, USA
    Lippincotts Case Manag 11:305-15; quiz 316-7. 2006
    ..Specifically, the article includes two different processes for data collection and interventions with staff, process requirements for each, and outcome data associated with each model...
  8. ncbi How to implement complementary therapies for laboring women
    Elaine Zwelling
    Hill Rom Company, Sarasota, FL, USA
    MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs 31:364-70; quiz 371-2. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi Shared governance: making the transition in practice and perception
    Berthenya Dunbar
    Medical Service, James A Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:177-83. 2007
    ..The authors detail the steps taken by a shared governance transition team to help a large nursing organization make changes in governance process and perception as well as to incorporate a maintenance plan...
  10. ncbi Shared governance: your opinion matters
    Deborah L Saylor
    St Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA, USA
    Nurs Manage 38:14-6. 2007
  11. ncbi Lasso runaway technology and supply chain costs
    Daniel Wilson
    Allied Health Services, and Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Nurs Manage 38:24-30. 2007
  12. ncbi A case in successful organ donation: emergency department nurses do make a difference
    Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky
    West Central Jersey Chapter, Emergency Department, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 33:235-41. 2007
  13. ncbi Process mapping: enhancing the implementation of the Liverpool Care Pathway
    Amanda J Taylor
    Arohanui Hospice, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Int J Palliat Nurs 13:163-7. 2007
    ..While this work has been completed within the New Zealand context, it is believed that the principles are transferable to similar settings internationally...
  14. ncbi Professional nursing council empowers staff nurses to solve clinical problems and increases RN retention
    Debra Seguin
    Emergency Center, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich 48073, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 29:78-9. 2003
  15. ncbi Countering workplace aggression: an urban tertiary care institutional exemplar
    Susan Phillips
    Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 31:209-18. 2007
    ..The purpose of this process improvement project was to provide nursing staff with evidence-based knowledge and skills to manage patients and/or visitors with the potential for violence...
  16. ncbi Improving team meetings to support discharge planning
    Maggie Tarling
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King s College London
    Nurs Times 102:32-5. 2006
    ..A project was established to observe MDT meetings, identify good practice and produce practice guidance to improve standards and achieve consistency throughout the organisation...
  17. ncbi Keeping patients safe: an analysis of organizational culture and caregiver training
    Kathie Johnson
    Nursing and Patient Services, Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
    J Healthc Manag 49:171-8; discussion 178-9. 2004
    ..The findings from this study add to the growing body of knowledge on successful patient-safety strategies and tools...
  18. ncbi Improving wound care outcomes in the home setting
    Elaine Norman Sturkey
    St Joseph Home Services Performance Improvement Department, Augusta, GA 30904, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:349-55. 2005
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  19. ncbi Excellence in evidence-based practice: organizational and unit exemplars
    Laura Cullen
    Research, Quality and Outcomes Management, Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA 52242 1009, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 17:127-42, x. 2005
    ..An exemplar describing development and adoption of an evidence-based project to improve sedation management led to improvements in patient care processes and outcomes...
  20. ncbi Toward clinical scholarship: promoting evidence-based practice in the clinical setting
    E Ann Mohide
    School of Nursing, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Prof Nurs 21:372-9. 2005
    ..Action-oriented principles associated with committee experiences are related to the approaches and activities...
  21. ncbi A nursing standards-based system that works!
    Mary Pat O'Donnell
    Emergency Department, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Medsurg Nurs 14:25-34. 2005
    ..Managers and staff nurses appreciate this system for its comprehensive yet simple approach, and its value has stood the test of time. The comprehensive standards model and its use are described...
  22. ncbi Putting the evidence into practice: the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre experience
    Suzi Robertson-Malt
    Cardiovascular Nursing, King Faisal Heart Institute, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Int J Nurs Pract 12:35-41. 2006
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  23. ncbi Case study: nursing professional practice councils: the quest for nursing excellence
    April Rietdyk
    Family Health, Chatham Kent Public Health Unit, Chatham, ON
    Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont) 18:47-53. 2005
    ..As a direct result of the Nursing Professional Practice Council, experiences within the organization have exceeded expectations, justified the financial costs and improved relationships among all parties...
  24. ncbi The Cleveland Clinic's magnet experience
    Peggy A Kuhar
    Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Orthop Nurs 23:385-90. 2004
    ..Questions to ponder when conducting a readiness assessment before embarking on the Magnet journey, techniques to engage the staff in the application process, and writing and organizing tips are shared...
  25. ncbi The Magnet Recognition Program: transforming healthcare through excellence in nursing services
    Shirley H Morgan
    Magnet Recognition Program, American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Nurses Association, 8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 10910, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 21:119-20. 2006
  26. ncbi Evidence-based practice: a practical approach to implementation
    Robin Newhouse
    Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, 525 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nurs Adm 35:35-40. 2005
    ..This model has been successfully implemented across the department of nursing as a strategic initiative. Results of the implementation have shown that staff nurses can effectively use this model with the help of knowledgeable mentors...
  27. ncbi Research to practice: don't get lost in translation
    Lynn Moyer Block
    Virtua Health, Marlton, NJ, USA
    Nurs Manage 37:37-40; quiz 50-1. 2006
  28. ncbi Development of catheter care guidelines for Guy's and St Thomas'
    Ellie Stewart
    Gynaecology Department, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Trust, London
    Br J Nurs 15:420-5. 2006
    ..It details the aims and objectives of the new guidelines and the areas of debate pursued following the consultation period...
  29. ncbi Productive interdisciplinary team relationships: the hospitalist and the case manager
    Alpesh N Amin
    Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine Meidcal Center, Orange, CA 92868, USA
    Lippincotts Case Manag 11:160-4. 2006
    ..With the patient and the safety as the central focus of care, case managers and hospitalists are beginning to exponentially change the face of healthcare. This article will demonstrate the value of this partnership...
  30. ncbi Improving operating room performance in a center of excellence
    David W Young
    Boston University School of Management, USA, and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
    Healthc Financ Manage 58:70-4. 2004
    ..Moving from management based on anecdote to a data-driven process can enhance the quality of decision-making...
  31. ncbi Long-term restraint reduction: one hospital's experience with restraint alternatives
    Sherry K Markwell
    Edward Hospital, Naperville, IL 60540, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 20:253-60. 2005
    ..Hospital administrators have been and continue to be supportive of the initiatives set forth by the Restraint Reduction Task Force, which has been a vital component of the ongoing restraint reduction efforts in the hospital...
  32. ncbi Essence of Care: making a difference
    Nadia Chambers
    Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
    Nurs Stand 17:40-4. 2002
    ..Evaluation of the process to date. Direction for future developments. The CSRG steering committee comprises representation from many of the trusts in the CSRG (Table 1), as well as the University of Southampton and New Forest PCT...
  33. ncbi Development of a unit-based practice committee: a form of shared governance
    Kristin Alt Styer
    Clinical Practice Committee, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    AORN J 86:85-93. 2007
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  34. ncbi Creating a palliative and end-of-life program in a cure-oriented pediatric setting: the zig-zag method
    JoAnn Harper
    Department of Oncology, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 2794, USA
    J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 24:246-54. 2007
    ..They conclude that establishing a state-of-the-art palliative and EoL program in a cure-oriented pediatric setting is achievable via consensus building and recruitment of diverse institutional resources...
  35. ncbi Strategies for starting a successful evidence-based practice program
    Christine S Schulman
    AACN Adv Crit Care 19:301-11; quiz 312-3. 2008
    ..Strategies for making EBP part of everyday care are identified, along with suggestions for overcoming barriers to change and ideas for acknowledging nurses for EBP work...
  36. doi The Professional Excellence Council: implications for all Forces of Magnetism
    Kim S Hitchings
    Center for Professional Excellence, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 23:101-4. 2008
  37. ncbi Implementing a protocol for weaning patients off mechanical ventilation
    Sheila Goodman
    Critical Care Unit, West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2QZ, UK
    Nurs Crit Care 11:23-32. 2006
    ..This article explains how the protocol came to be written and how it was implemented into the unit...
  38. doi Transforming care at Mass General
    Amanda L Stefancyk
    General Medical Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Nurs 108:71-2. 2008
  39. ncbi Structures and practices enabling staff nurses to control their practice
    Marlene Kramer
    Health Science Research Associates, Apache Junction, AZ, USA
    West J Nurs Res 30:539-59. 2008
    ..Structures and components of viable shared governance structures that enabled CNP are identified through constant comparative analysis of interviews and observations, and through analysis of quantitative measures...
  40. ncbi Evidence-based policy and procedures: an algorithm for success
    Kathleen S Oman
    University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Nurs Adm 38:47-51. 2008
    ..The authors describe the structure and process developed to facilitate evidence-based policies and the outcomes of the initiative...
  41. ncbi Leadership roles for nurses in healthcare design
    Jaynelle F Stichler
    School of Nursing, Concentration Chair for Nursing Leadership in Health Systems, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92198, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:527-30. 2007
    ..In this article, the author discusses roles in healthcare design that nurse leaders can assume to ensure a successful project...
  42. ncbi A nurse-driven system for improving patient quality outcomes
    Kathie Johnson
    Forsyth Medical Center, 3333 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston Salem, NC 27103, USA
    J Nurs Care Qual 21:168-75. 2006
    ..Recommendations for future improvements in the system and applications to other hospitals are provided...
  43. ncbi Patient safety: perianesthesia nursing's essential role in safe practice
    Dina A Krenzischek
    Same Day Prep and Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Perianesth Nurs 22:385-92. 2007
    ..This article will discuss the development of the ASPAN Safety Model by the ASPAN Safety Committee...
  44. ncbi Monitoring quality
    Elizabeth Robb
    The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, Harrow
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 14:22-6. 2007
  45. ncbi Professional nurse councils: a new model to create excitement and improve value and productivity
    Valentina Gokenbach
    William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W 13 Mile, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
    J Nurs Adm 37:440-3. 2007
    ..The author presents a new approach to a successful strategy to re-engineer an organization's nurse practice council that increases the value to the organization and creates excitement and energy in the staff with improved productivity...
  46. ncbi The moved to evidenced-based practice from a clinical nursing question
    Marjorie M V Heinzer
    Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 4904, USA
    J Nurses Staff Dev 23:293-7. 2007
    ..Findings of the study gave evidence for clinical practice change and revision of care guidelines...
  47. ncbi Selecting a model for evidence-based practice changes: a practical approach
    Anna Gawlinski
    Ronald Reagan University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center and University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    AACN Adv Crit Care 19:291-300. 2008
    ..This article outlines a systematic process that can be used by organizations to select an evidence-based practice model that best meets the needs of their institution...
  48. ncbi Valuing different points of view
    Melanie Sims
    Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nurs Manag (Harrow) 14:16-9. 2007
  49. ncbi Implementing nursing grand rounds in a community hospital
    Kathleen M Furlong
    Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, California 92658 6100, USA
    Clin Nurse Spec 21:287-91. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to describe the process of implementing Nursing Grand Rounds in a community hospital...
  50. pmc Staff development planning in an academic health sciences library
    Linda M Hartman
    Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Scaife Hall, DeSoto and Terrace Streets, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    J Med Libr Assoc 93:271-7. 2005
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  51. ncbi A nursing quality program driven by evidence-based practice
    Jacqueline J Anderson
    Division of Nursing, Unit 82, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Nurs Clin North Am 44:83-91, xi. 2009
    ....
  52. ncbi Falls prevention for elders in acute care: an evidence-based nursing practice initiative
    Tamara H Murphy
    Department of Care Coordination, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 31:33-9. 2008
    ..The discussion addresses implications and outcomes associated with the empowerment of nursing staff to respond to benchmarking measures, implement evidence-based practices, and use the same benchmarking procedure to measure outcomes...
  53. ncbi Pneumonia management in the intensive care setting
    Susan Leininger-Hogan
    Performance Improvement Department, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E N Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 34:110-5. 2011
    ..A list of identified issues and resolution of these issues is included in this article...
  54. ncbi Achieving restraint-free on an inpatient behavioral health unit
    Sandra A Barton
    Behavioral Health Unit, Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg, PA 17201, USA
    J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv 47:34-40. 2009
    ..Person-centered care delivered by frontline staff led to culture change, a restraint-free environment, and less medication...
  55. ncbi Reengineering a cardiovascular surgery service
    P A Tunick
    Non Invasive Cardiology Laboratory, New York University Medical Center, New York 10016, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 23:203-16. 1997
    ..The average waiting time from when a referring physician requested a patient transfer and the time when an NYUMC physician accepted the transfer decreased from an average of 9 hours under the old system to immediate acceptance...
  56. ncbi Institutional review board approval and publication of human research results
    R J Amdur
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
    JAMA 277:909-14. 1997
    ..To determine if journals' instructions for authors require that manuscripts being considered for publication indicate that studies involving human subjects had appropriate institutional review board (IRB) approval...
  57. ncbi Implementing modular nursing in a long-term care facility
    C L Anderson
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    J Nurs Adm 23:29-35. 1993
    ..The authors describe their experience of implementing a nursing care delivery model that resulted in improved continuity of care, accountability for client outcomes, and the effective use of different staff levels...
  58. ncbi Increasing the safety of analgesia use in a community hospital
    Michael P Gulseth
    Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 61:1143-6. 2004
  59. ncbi "Code Silver:" an EMTALA compliant response to ill or injured nonpatients on hospital property
    Kathleen Evanovich Zavotsky
    Emergency Department, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA
    J Emerg Nurs 29:46-8. 2003
  60. doi A model for learning research by doing research
    Jennifer Curry
    St Christopher s Hospital For Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1934, USA
    J Nurs Adm 38:215-8. 2008
  61. ncbi Examining the effectiveness of health and safety committees and representatives: a review
    Nadine Milgate
    CRS Australia, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
    Work 19:281-90. 2002
    ..Recommendations are made for future research to be conducted to test the current anecdotal evidence and assumptions associated with the operation and effectiveness of health and safety committees...
  62. ncbi Implementing a rapid response team: factors influencing success
    Theresa Murray
    Community Health Network, 1500 North Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46219, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 18:493-501, x. 2006
    ..This article reports on the implementation and ongoing use of a RRT at a community health care setting, highlighting important considerations and strategies for success...
  63. ncbi Clinical practice guidelines: a manual for developing evidence-based guidelines to facilitate performance measurement and quality improvement
    Richard M Rosenfeld
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center and The Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 135:S1-28. 2006
  64. ncbi Reap the benefits: effective and efficient committees
    Jon Beaty
    PacifiCare Behavioral Health Northwest Region, Hillsboro, OR, USA
    J Healthc Qual 25:36-8. 2003
  65. ncbi The resource-based relative value scale and neuroradiology: ASNR's history at the RUC
    William D Donovan
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The William W Backus Hospital, Norwich, CT 06360, USA
    Neuroimaging Clin N Am 22:421-36. 2012
    ..In recent years, governmental and RUC initiatives have created an unfavorable environment for neuroradiologists to maintain reimbursement levels seen previously...
  66. ncbi Using the Roy adaptation model in management of work groups
    Debra R Hanna
    Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Nurs Sci Q 19:226-7. 2006
  67. ncbi Strategic planning by the palliative care steering committee of the Middle East Cancer Consortium
    Shannon Y Moore
    Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, 4311 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92103, USA
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 33:S39-46. 2011
    ..The dream to prevent and relieve suffering for millions of patients with advanced disease will become reality with a powerful strategic planning process well implemented...
  68. ncbi [Management committees in health services: an empirical study]
    Luiz Carlos de Oliveira Cecilio
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
    Cad Saude Publica 26:557-66. 2010
    ..The primary data were submitted to an epistemological discussion anchored in the idea of double hermeneutics, multiple validation of research results, and the relationship between theory and practice...
  69. ncbi Implementation of clinical supervision in action: Part 2: implementation and beyond
    Lisa Lynch
    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS, Southern Health, Queensland, Australia
    Int J Ment Health Nurs 17:65-72. 2008
    ....
  70. ncbi Fairness opinions in health care transactions--cause and effect: the emergence of private equity funds as a driving force in big and small transactions and the resulting increased use of fairness opinions
    Scott Becker
    McGuireWoods LLP, Health Care Department, Chicago, USA
    J Health Care Finance 33:85-91. 2007
    ..This article covers rules and guidelines that should be adhered to in the issuance and review of fairness opinions...
  71. ncbi Seeing the NICE side of cost-effectiveness analysis: a qualitative investigation of the use of CEA in NICE technology appraisals
    Stirling Bryan
    Health Economics Facility, University of Birmingham, 40 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, UK
    Health Econ 16:179-93. 2007
    ..Other issues highlighted include perceived weaknesses in analysis methods and the poor alignment between the health maximisation objectives assumed in economic analyses and the range of other objectives facing decision-makers in reality...
  72. ncbi The transformation of psychoanalysis in America: emigré analysts and the New York Psychoanalytic Society and institute, 1935-1961
    Nellie L Thompson
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 60:9-44. 2012
    ..The reminiscences of two emigré analysts, Peter Neubauer and Kurt R. Eissler, on their experience of coming to the United States close the paper...
  73. ncbi Long-term acute care hospitals: one hospital's experience
    Deborah Himes
    Department of Nursing, Pennsylvania State Milton S Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Dr, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Q 31:46-51. 2008
    ..Implications are given for organizations to consider in utilizing LTACHs for care of stable, yet seriously ill, elderly ICU patients...
  74. ncbi Effects of a continuous quality improvement program on helicopter liftoff times
    C Chase
    Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson, Missouri, USA
    Prehosp Emerg Care 5:384-6. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that employing a program utilizing CQI concepts can shorten helicopter liftoff times and improve response times in aeromedical programs...
  75. ncbi Designing and implementing insulin infusion protocols and order sets
    Andrew J Ahmann
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3098, USA
    J Hosp Med 3:42-54. 2008
    ..In many cases, it is best to start more conservatively and methodically intensify the protocol. Continuous assessment of protocol errors, adverse events, staff satisfaction, and outcomes is vital to overall success...
  76. ncbi Using the Liverpool Care Pathway for a dying patient
    Mary P McNicholl
    Altnagelvin Hospitals Trust, Londonderry
    Nurs Stand 20:46-50. 2006
    ..The patient remained on the care pathway for 12 days. This reflection demonstrates that, as long as patients continue to meet the criteria for the LCP, some may be on the care pathway for more than the recognised average of two days...
  77. ncbi Fitness to practise for student nurses: principles, standards and procedures
    Timothy I David
    Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester
    Nurs Times 106:23-6. 2010
    ..This article outlines how fitness to practise procedures apply to nursing and midwifery students in the U.K. and explains the key differences between how they are applied to trainees and to registered nurses...
  78. ncbi [Organizational methods and possibilities of medical self-control]
    G Schewe
    MMW Munch Med Wochenschr 121:545-6. 1979
  79. ncbi The organization of infection control in Belgium
    G Reybrouck
    Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control Department, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    J Hosp Infect 47:32-5. 2001
    ....
  80. pmc Priority setting for new technologies in medicine: qualitative case study
    P A Singer
    University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1L4
    BMJ 321:1316-8. 2000
    ..To describe priority setting for new technologies in medicine...
  81. ncbi Paradigm shifts in clinical trials enabled by information technology
    R G Marks
    Division of Biostatistics, Department of Statistics, University of Florida, Box 100212, Gainesville, FL 32610, U S A
    Stat Med 20:2683-96. 2001
    ..The future appears bright for web-based clinical trials...
  82. ncbi Adherence to prescribed explicit criteria during utilization review. An analysis of communications between attending and reviewing physicians
    L C Kleinman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    JAMA 278:497-501. 1997
    ..Utilization review (UR) seeks to improve quality and cost-efficiency of health care. However, how well the process works in practice has not been assessed...
  83. ncbi Development of an outcomes management program at an academic medical center
    M Morris
    Medical Informatics, Houston, TX, USA
    Best Pract Benchmarking Healthc 1:118-25. 1996
    ..At M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, we initiated a program that would reduce practice variability and increase quality with a model that was familiar to the faculty...
  84. ncbi Critical analysis of the current American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for cutaneous melanoma and proposal of a new staging system
    A C Buzaid
    Department of Melanoma Sarcoma and Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030, USA
    J Clin Oncol 15:1039-51. 1997
    ..To critically review the accuracy of the current American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for cutaneous melanoma and propose a more useful staging system...
  85. pmc Staff-driven strategic planning: learning from the past, embracing the future
    Jennifer Johnson Kuntz
    Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida, P O Box 100206, Gainesville, Florida 32610 0206, USA
    J Med Libr Assoc 91:79-83. 2003
  86. ncbi Correlation between the procedure for antifungal susceptibility testing for Candida spp. of the European Committee on Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and four commercial techniques
    M Cuenca-Estrella
    Servicio de Micologia, Centro Nacional de Microbiologia, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Microbiol Infect 11:486-92. 2005
    ..The commercial methods, particularly Etest and Fungitest, appeared to be suitable alternatives to the EUCAST procedure for antifungal susceptibility testing of clinical isolates of Candida...
  87. ncbi Impact of local guidelines and an integrated dispensing system on antibiotic prophylaxis quality in a surgical centre
    C Alerany
    Pharmacy Department, Hospital Universitari Vall d Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    J Hosp Infect 60:111-7. 2005
    ..9% in the pre-implementation stage to 94.9% in the postimplementation stage (P<0.001). The implementation of a multidisciplinary protocol and design of medication sets helped to improve the practice of surgical antibiotic prophylaxis...
  88. ncbi Implementing the Quality-Caring Model in acute care
    Joanne R Duffy
    School of Nursing, The Catholic University of America, Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064, USA
    J Nurs Adm 35:4-6. 2005
  89. ncbi The "experimenting agency". The California Youth Authority Research Division
    Ted Palmer
    Eval Rev 27:228-66. 2003
    ..The authors explore some general reasons why this happened...
  90. ncbi Expanding the avenues for addressing patient safety
    Marcia M Piotrowski
    Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ann Arbor, USA
    Mich Health Hosp 38:33. 2002
    ..It is one of several approaches the facility uses to address error prevention or to contain its damaging effects...
  91. ncbi A magnet nursing service approach to nursing's role in quality improvement
    Linda Burnes Bolton
    Cedars Sinai Health System, 8700 Beverly Boulevara, Room 2033, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA
    Nurs Adm Q 27:344-54. 2003
    ..Nursing's role in achieving clinical and service quality for patients, communities, and staff are essential characteristics of magnet-designated nursing service organizations...
  92. ncbi The quest for best practice in caring for the home care patient with an indwelling urinary catheter: the New Jersey experience
    Josephine Sienkiewicz
    Home Care Association of New Jersey, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, USA
    Home Healthc Nurse 26:121-8; quiz 129-30. 2008
    ..A literature search showed a paucity of evidence. Therefore, the Association agreed to lead a project aimed at identifying what was currently happening in home care settings as a beginning benchmark...
  93. ncbi Use of quality index tracking to drive improvement in clinical outcomes
    Eugene Petra
    Richmond Kidney Center, Staten Island, New York, USA
    Nephrol News Issues 20:67-8, 70-1, 83. 2006
    ..By January 2005, RKC had significantly improved its DQI and ranked fourth out of 658 clinics. This article will summarize how this unit successfully improved their clinical outcomes utilizing the DQI index developed by DaVita...
  94. ncbi Improving venous thromboembolism prevention processes and outcomes at a community hospital
    Jeanine Gray
    Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 38:61-6. 2012
    ..The development of a formal, active strategy addressing the prevention of VTE, as a written, institutionwide VTE prophylaxis policy, presents a challenge for hospitals..
  95. ncbi Nosocomial infection control in district hospitals in northern Thailand
    Marasri Juntaradee
    Doi Saket Hospital, Chiang Mai
    J Med Assoc Thai 88:S120-3. 2005
    ..To study the practice of nosocomial infection (NI) control in district hospitals...
  96. ncbi Developing ethical guidelines for pharmaceutical company support in an academic mental health center
    Jeanne L Steiner
    Connecticut Mental Health Center and Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, 06519, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 54:1079-80, 1089. 2003
  97. ncbi Zapping VAP with evidence-based practice
    Patricia Lawson
    Intensive Care Unit, Doylestown Hospital, Doylestown, PA, USA
    Nursing 35:66-7. 2005
  98. ncbi A COMIT model utilization to improve first-case start time
    P E Windle
    Day Surgery Center Preoperative Area and Phase II Recovery, PreAdmission Testing and Postanesthesia Care Unit, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, 6720 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Lippincotts Case Manag 6:38-46. 2001
    ..The overall process improvements are discussed using the eight-step COMIT model, which showed the overall success of the project...
  99. ncbi Nurse Practitioner Corporate Partner Council
    Judith S Dempster
    J Am Acad Nurse Pract 19:49. 2007
  100. pmc Improving patient safety and physician accountability using the hospital credentialing process
    Alan J Forster
    Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Open Med 5:e79-86. 2011
    ..Central licensing authorities could help to coordinate these programs on a province- or state-wide basis to ensure uniformity of standards and to avoid duplication of efforts...
  101. ncbi Form and function. Streamline documentation during the admission process
    Kimberly A Hensley
    Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio, USA
    Nurs Manage 33:38-40. 2002
    ..Develop and implement an assessment form that eliminates asking a patient the same questions multiple times, saving staff time and effort...

Research Grants3

  1. Innovative Breast CA Case Management for the Underserved
    Peter Raich; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. A Web-based Conference on Evidence Based Practice for Rural Hospitals
    Kathleen Oman; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  3. Discharge Planning and Telehealth for Post CABG Elders
    Ruth Kleinpell; Fiscal Year: 2009
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