The Culture of Vascular Access Cannulation Among Nurses in a Chronic Hemodialysis Unit (Report)

The Culture of Vascular Access Cannulation Among Nurses in a Chronic Hemodialysis Unit (Report)

Introduction Vascular access is referred to as the “lifeline” for individuals receiving hemodialysis (HD). Clinical practice guidelines in both the U.S. and Canada recommend the arteriovenous fistula (AVF) as the preferred type of access for patients requiring chronic HD. The AVF is the vascular access of choice for HD because of its longevity and lower […]

Prospective Analysis of Nosocomial Infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey (Report)

Prospective Analysis of Nosocomial Infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey (Report)

Infection is the most common cause of death following burn injury. Burn patients are at a high risk for infection as a result of the nature of the burn injury itself, the immunocompromising effects of burns, prolonged hospital stays, and intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (1). In addition, the control and prevention of infectious diseases […]

Orotracheal Intubation in the NICU and Expressive Language Outcomes at 24-30 Months (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) (Report)

Orotracheal Intubation in the NICU and Expressive Language Outcomes at 24-30 Months (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) (Report)

Survivors of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have a higher prevalence of speech and language problems as compared to term babies; and those with prolonged respiratory support are most severely affected. The purpose of this study was (a) to investigate the relationship between the numbers of days of oral intubation and expressive language outcomes […]