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Examination of the Interrater Reliability of a Palliative Care Assessment Tool in Patients at Hospital Admission: A Pilot Study
Early identification of palliative care needs in hospitalized patients is critical for clinicians to provide timely and effective interventions at the specific level of palliative care required by the patient and their ...
Development of a Nurse Managed Academic Health Clinic: A Model in Merging Education and Practice
Developing nurse managed academic health clinics can address the call for expanded expert nursing care while providing an excellent clinical opportunity for both student and educator.|An extensive literature review was ...
Comprehensive Aquapheresis Education to Enhance Nursing Knowledge and Confidence in Caring for the Heart Failure Patient
Background: Because aquapheresis is a new and highly specialized treatment modality, many nursing curricula do not teach students how to operate and trouble-shoot its equipment. In order to bridge the gap between classroom ...
Chronic Heart Failure Management in Rural Primary Care
Background: Heart failure has been identified as a diagnosis associated with significant morbidity and mortality with inconsistent outcomes. As of October 1st, 2012 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
Telemedicine’s Use in the Emergency Department: Does Telemedicine Improve Patient’s Outcomes
The impact of the type of care on outcomes was reviewed for patients seen in rural, critical access hospitals. The purpose of this study was to compare telemedicine with traditional emergency medical care delivery. A ...
Adolescent Suicide Prevention in a School Setting: Use of a Gatekeeper Program
Suicide is a major public health problem. Nationally, suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to initiate and evaluate a gatekeeper suicide-prevention ...