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An Active Surveillance and Referral Program to Ensure Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prophylaxis for the Pediatric Congenital Heart Disease Population: A Quality Improvement Project
Background: Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death within the first year of life because of birth defects. Complications related to respiratory infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) ...
Protecting infants against pertussis: the cocooning strategy in practice.
Cocooning is a strategy to protect infants from pertussis. This study explored the postpartum Tdap status of close newborn contacts during a primary care visit. The findings include a summary of the results and the ...
Improving Skin Cancer Knowledge Among Nurse Practitioners
Background: The surgeon general states that skin cancer is a key public health problem. Skin cancer is highly preventable; however, it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.|Purpose: The purpose of ...
Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in a County Correctional Center: A Quality Improvement Project
The number of antibiotic-resistant infections continues to increase. In 2005, there were nearly 11,406 deaths from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in the United States. Since 1980, the United ...
Implementation of an Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening Tool with Hypertensive Patients in the Primary Care Clinic
Background and Purpose: Patients with severe OSA have an almost 4-fold higher odds of resistant hypertension than those with less severe OSA. OSA screening practices in primary care are deficient. Additional study is ...
Implementation of a Safe Sleep Policy from Birthing Center to Home
There is a great deal of research on preventing SIDS and safe sleep practices. Unfortunately, there is a lack of consistency in parental education at birthing hospitals. Birthing hospital staff members need further education ...