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Listing of articles in 2008 -> March/April.
Editorial: Cultivating Creativity
Elaine Tilka Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN Editor
 
Although creativity is difficult to quantify, it remains an invaluable asset in nursing practice. Our assessment and treatment protocols are constantly being updated, and technology is in flux. In addition to the dynamic and complex nature of...

Bridging the Gap Between Poster and Manuscript
Elaine T. Miller, DNS RN CRRN FAHA FAAN Katrina D. Lewis, BSN RN
 
Poster presentations often serve as an initial step for presenting research or other practice-based information. When it is time to disseminate the poster content to a broader audience, preparing a manuscript for publication is often the next step. Ho...

Physical Activity: The Science of Health Promotion Through Tailored Messages (CE)
Tracey L. Yap, BSN RN L. Sue Davis, PhD RN
 
Sedentary behavior warrants greater attention from rehabilitation nurses because physical fitness plays a role in the success of an individualized rehabilitation program. With one of every two adults being inactive, rates of sedentary...

Successful Implementation of Ceiling-Mounted Lift Systems (CE)
Diana Weinel, MS RN ONC
 
Rehabilitation nurses are well aware of the risks for musculoskeletal injuries related to patient handling tasks. Repetitive lifting, turning, and repositioning of patients with mobility limitations can take a toll on the nurse. This ...

Work Experiences of RNs with Physical Disabilities
Leslie Neal-Boylan, PhD RN CRRN FNP-C Sharron E. Guillett, PhD RN
 
Registered nurses who consider themselves to be physically disabled were interviewed regarding their experiences. Nurses who interview other nurses for hire were also interviewed. Participants were gathered from Virginia, Maryland, an...

Older Adults Use of Postacute and Cardiac Rehabilitation Services After Hospitalization for a Cardiac Event (CE)
Mary A. Dolansky, PhD RN Shirley M. Moore, PhD RN FAAN
 
The purpose of this study was to describe older patients use of postacute care (PAC) and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation (CR) services after a cardiac event and to describe the differences between older adults who use these servi...

Executive Summary: State of the Science of Postacute Rehabilitation: Setting a Research Agenda and Developing an Evidence Base for Practice and Public Policy. An Introduction
Allen W. Heinemann, PhD
 
The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Measuring Rehabilitation Outcomes and Effectiveness, along with academic, professional, provider, accreditor, and other organizations, sponsored a 2-day symposium on the state of the ...

Book Review: Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence: The State of the Science
William C. Mann, John Wiley & Sons, 2005, $84.95, 379 pages
 
Audience: occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, rehabilitation science students and professionals Key Words: aging, assistive technology, disability From...

Perspectives: A Day at the Airport
Anna M. Taormina, RN
 
June 20, 2007 Shepherd [Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA] is awesome! Why? What other rehabilitation hospital provides its patients with the opportunity to participate in the experience of visiting an airport from going through security to board...

Clinical Consultation: Fecal Incontinence Management Systems
Mary Arnold Long, MSN RN CRRN CWOCN APRN-BC CLNC
 
A patient who is being treated for Clostridium difficile colitis is admitted to your transitional care unit. Along with orders for metronidazole (Flagyl), you find the order Fecal Incontinence Management System follow product protocol. While a...