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Enhancing the Development of Lung Transplant Patient Education Written Materials
Written patient education materials can help improve self-efficacy and adherence to medical treatment before and after lung transplantation. Non-adherence to treatment regimens especially after transplant often results in ...
Spraying Away Pain: A Quality Improvement Project
This quality improvement project was completed to determine if the introduction of Gebauer's Pain Ease® increased the number of intravenous (IV) catheterizations started with a local anesthetic. Additionally, patient ...
Effects of Telephone Follow-Up Calls on Patient and Nurse Satisfaction in the Emergency Department
This article reports on the development and evaluation of a nurse-led telephone follow-up call program and its impact on both emergency department patient and nurse satisfaction. During the six week implementation phase, ...
Examination of Violence Against Emergency Department Nurses: Identifying Risks
Objective: The objective of this project was an examination of perceptions, risks, and experiences of workplace violence committed against nurses working in two high-volume, academic emergency departments located in the ...
Palliative Care with Heart Failure Management: Identification of Barriers
Problem: Heart failure (HF) is the leading cause of death in the United States and unfortunately there is no cure for the disease. A mainstay of therapy focuses on symptom management and quality of life, which involves ...