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Physical Activity Inventory for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury.

SCI Nurs 2008 ;25(3):20-28

Research & Development, Edward Hines, Jr., VA Hospital, Hines, IL ; College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Objectives: To test the reliability and validity of a physical activity instrument adapted for individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI), the .

Methods: Eligible participants completed the adapted questionnaire at baseline and 1 week later. At baseline, they were also given an Actical accelerometer to wear on their wrist for 1 week. Read More

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January 2008
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Clinical nurse leader: another role--more confusion?

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Lynn C Parsons

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):41-3

Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, Murfreesboro, USA.

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April 2005
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Discovering the ethnonursing research method.

Authors:
Susan Imes

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):39-40

College of Health Professions at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, USA.

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April 2005
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Societal trends impacting children: recreation implications for those with spinal cord injuries.

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):36-7

Aurora University, Recreation Administration Department, Aurora, Illinios, USA.

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April 2005
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Aging: a new opportunity to publish in SCI nursing.

Authors:
Susan S Thomason

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):34-5

OPD Center for SCI Services at the James Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Florida, USA.

Publishing in SCI Nursing is a rewarding experience in terms of professional growth and contributing to the body of knowledge of SCI nurses. "Guidelines for Contributors" are on the back, inside cover of each issue of SCI Nursing and on the AASCIN Web site. Collaborate with nursing colleagues, or interdisciplinary team members, to begin your manuscript today. Read More

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April 2005
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Perspectives in nutrition: feeding through the physiologic response to injury.

Authors:
Heather Lovelace

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):31-3

Acute Spine Program at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, British Columbia.

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April 2005
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Enhancing return to work: matching SCI clients with long-term vocational goals.

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Richard Schuster

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):26-30

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Consultants, New York, New York, USA.

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April 2005
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Adjustment to the process of grief following a spinal cord injury/dysfunction.

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):15-9

Spinal Cord Injury Service at VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA.

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April 2005
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Key elements of bladder and Bowel management for children with spinal cord injuries.

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):8-14

Clinical Research Department at Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Bladder and bowel management can be one of the most challenging aspects of daily life after spinal cord injury (SCI). Children are especially unique due to their ever-changing growth and developmental considerations. Continence is crucial for children who are still developing self-confidence and self-esteem. Read More

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April 2005
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Competency in aging: do we have it?

Authors:
Carol Mills

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1)

Trinity Continuing Care Services, Novi, Michigan, USA.

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April 2005
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Seizing opportunity.

Authors:
Lisa A Merenda

SCI Nurs 2005 ;22(1):4-5

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April 2005
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Are you "Information literate"? A quick assessment for the spinal cord injury nurse.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):234-5

California State University, Chico, California, USA.

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April 2005
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American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses standards of practice--revised 2003-2004.

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SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):228-32

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April 2005
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School re-entry after pediatric spinal cord injury.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):222-3

Shriners Hospital for Children, Northern California, USA.

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April 2005
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Empowering leadership through magnetism.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):219-21

Neurological Special Care Unit, St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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April 2005
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Trends in qualitative nursing research.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):217-8

Outpatient SCI/D Program, Denver VA Medical Center, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver Colorado, USA.

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April 2005
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Autonomic dysreflexia in acute spinal cord injury: incidence, mechanisms, and management.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):215-6

ICORD and PGY 3 Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Univeristy of British Columbia, Canada.

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April 2005
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Provider attitudes and beliefs about clinical practice guidelines.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):206-12

Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, Florida, USA.

The goals of clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are to improve the process and outcomes of health care, decrease practice variation, and optimize resource utilization. The objectives of this study were to (a) describe overall provider attitudes and beliefs about CPG, and (b) describe provider attitudes and acceptance of two specific spinal cord injury (SCI) CPG. A total of 152 health care providers responsible for implementation of the CPG at participating Veterans Health Administration (VHA) SCI sites responded to a survey (response rate of 35%). Read More

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April 2005
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Developing and implementing transdisciplinary rehabilitation competencies.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):198-205

Barrow Neurological Rehabilitation, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) requires that brain and spinal cord injury (SCI) specialty programs assure a base competency level for staff. At the authors' institution, senior staff members from all rehabilitation disciplines developed a Competency Fair based on a transdisciplinary approach to care. Each module contained reading material and a competency test. Read More

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April 2005
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Creative innovations: the door is open for SCI nurses.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):195-7

Med-Central Hospital, Mansfield, Ohio, USA.

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April 2005
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Spinal cord injury nursing and evidenced-based practice.

Authors:
Lynn C Parsons

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(4):192-3

The importance of the dissemination of current data-based research findings cannot be said enough! Nurse researchers have an obligation to report their findings and potentially improve nursing practice and patient care outcomes. Conclusions drawn from the "evidence," whether good, bad, or indifferent, benefit nursing practice. Nurses need to know "what works," "what doesn't work," and the pluses and minuses of every finding. Read More

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April 2005
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Strategies for coping with the non-compliant adolescent spinal cord injury patient--part II.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):104-6

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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December 2004
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Breaking through the glass ceiling: women in executive leadership positions--part II.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):100-2

School of Nursing, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, USA.

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December 2004
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De-mystifying the expert witness testimony experience.

Authors:
Laura A Conklin

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):96-8

Lakeland Center, Southfield, Michigan, USA.

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December 2004
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Crossing the limits: interstate licensure.

Authors:
Richard Buhrer

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):92-3

Spinal Cord Injury Service, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA.

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December 2004
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Reproductive health for women with spinal cord injury: pregnancy and delivery.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):88-91

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spain Rehabilitation Center, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA.

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December 2004
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The adaptation of children to spinal cord injury of a family member: the individual's perspective.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):82-7

National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, United Kingdom.

The importance of family involvement in spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation is well-documented, but little is known about the needs of children in these families. This study surveyed persons with SCI at a national rehabilitation center to establish the number who had close relatives who were children, gain their views on facilities available for visiting children, and determine the impact of SCI on children. Thirty-two inpatients provided details of any close relatives who were children, and 17 participants supplied further information in a semi-structured interview. Read More

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December 2004
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Understanding care-related abuse and neglect in the lives of women with SCI.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):75-81

Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Abuse and neglect of women with spinal cord injury (SCI) is a serious health issue. To begin to understand the nature of this problem an interpretive phenomenological study of abuse of women with SCI was conducted. A sample of 13 women who had experienced abuse post-injury participated in a total of 24 in-depth interviews. Read More

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December 2004
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A model for assessing learning readiness for self-direction of care in individuals with spinal cord injuries: a qualitative study.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):69-74

School of Nursing, University of North Florida, College of Health, Jacksonville, USA.

Methods are needed for assessing and facilitating learning readiness for self-direction of care of individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). With declining length of stay, self-direction of care is a major learning task for patients with permanent disability. A retrospective study of secondary data gathered from 30 nursing records was used to develop the Rehabilitation Learning Readiness Model for Spinal Cord Injury. Read More

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December 2004
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Atypical spinal cord injury: spinal dural arteriovenous fistula.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):64-8

Interventional NeuroRadiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.

Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVF) are vascular anomalies composed of intertwining arteries and veins with direct arteriovenous (AV) communication. It is presumed that the fistula is an acquired abnormality that produces an arterialization and increase in venous blood flow leading to venous hypertension, venous congestion with eventual hypo-perfusion, or ischemia of the spinal cord. Symptoms include progressive sensory and motor changes that commonly take place over a 2- to 3-year time span. Read More

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December 2004
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Who will educate the next generation of nurses? A looming faculty shortage.

Authors:
Lynn C Parsons

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(2):60-2

Nursing is a profession that has many career choices. This article highlighted some of the major issues that will affect practicing hospital nurses and nurse educators. The nursing shortage is no longer "impending"-it is here and there are no signs that there will be a reprieve for staffing at the bedside. Read More

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December 2004
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The nursing shortage and its impact on retention and recruitment.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):175-7

Birmingham, Alabama VAMC, USA.

According to Nevidjon and Erickson (2001), 1.8 million nurses work primarily in hospital settings where the shortage is greatest, but the impact of the nursing shortage is also having major effects in all health care settings. This review looked at a few short- and long-term solutions that will need to be implemented to resolve the problem. Read More

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December 2004
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Educating children, adolescents, and their families following spinal cord injury.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):168-71

Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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December 2004
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Leading through partnering: from bedside to community.

Authors:
Anita B Crockett

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):164-6

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, USA.

Partnering as a means of leading requires a particular focus and has particular characteristics. It is unrealistic to think that every person that participates in a partnership would have honed the skills to provide guidance, strength, and support for the process. It is not likely that every partner understands the collaborative process well enough to engage all partners with tact, openness, fairness, and critical, but respectful, reflection. Read More

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December 2004
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Qualitative research: where do nurses begin?

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):162-3

Outpatient SCI/D Program, Denver VA Medical Center, Colorado, USA.

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December 2004
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In search of the "superior" cervical orthosis: Philadelphia Cervical Orthosis versus Aspen Cervical Orthosis.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):158-60

Acute Spine Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, British Columbia, USA.

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December 2004
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Staff influenza vaccination: lessons learned.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):153-7

Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Social Science Analyst, Department of Veterans Affairs, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA.

Respiratory complications are the top cause of morbidity and mortality among persons with spinal cord injury/disorders (SCI/D). One method to protect patients with SCI/D from complications is to reduce exposure to influenza through vaccination of health care workers (HCWs). This study examined the extent to which HCWs promoted safe, quality care for patients with SCI/D as related to their beliefs about, and receipt/non-receipt, of influenza vaccination. Read More

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December 2004
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Understanding a VA preventive care clinical reminder: lessons learned.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):149-52

VA Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative, Health Services Research and Development, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA.

This article presents "lessons learned" about using a computerized clinical reminder (CCR) for influenza in spinal cord injury (SCI) centers in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Although research has shown that use of a CCR increases adherence to preventive care measures, technical and administrative issues affect its use by nurses. CCR is a term for a reminder in a patient's electronic medical record to initiate a preventive care activity. Read More

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December 2004
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Improving respiratory vaccination rates in veterans with spinal cord injury/disorders: lessons learned.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):143-8

Midwest Center for Health Services & Policy Research, Hines Veterans Affairs Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The burden of respiratory disease following a spinal cord injury/disorder (SCI/D) is well-described and experienced by patients, families, health care providers, and the health care delivery system. Despite the effectiveness of respiratory vaccinations (influenza and pneumococcal), vaccination rates in this population have been historically low. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Spinal Cord Injury Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) developed a program to increase vaccination rates for veterans with SCI/D. Read More

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December 2004
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Lessons learned in implementing SCI clinical practice guidelines.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):136-42

Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Edward Hines Jr VA Hospital, Illinois, USA.

While clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) were designed as a tool to improve patient outcomes, decrease practice variation, and optimize resource utilization, providers often encounter significant barriers to integrating these into clinical practice. A study was conducted at six spinal cord injury (SCI) centers in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve provider adherence and patient outcomes of two CPGs: Prevention of Thromboembolism in Spinal Cord Injury and Neurogenic Bowel Management in Adults With Spinal Cord Injury. To design effective implementation strategies, focus groups were conducted to identify provider-perceived barriers and facilitators to implementing recommendations for each of the SCI guidelines. Read More

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December 2004
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Promoting evidence-based practice in spinal cord injury/disorders health care.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(3):129-35

Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, James A Haley VAMC, Tampa, Florida, USA.

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December 2004
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Pregnancy for women with spinal cord injury.

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SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):47-51

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July 2004
3 Reads

The legislative process: in review.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):41-3

Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Studies, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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July 2004
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Strategies for coping with the noncompliant adolescent spinal cord injury patient--Part I.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):35-7

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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July 2004
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Breaking through the glass ceiling: women in executive leadership positions--Part I.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):33-4

Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA.

Women have had their share of difficulties climbing the corporate ladder in their chosen professional roles. Excellent role models exist for nurses to look up to as role models for leadership and executive level positions. Nurses and women must strive to achieve their goals of attaining executive/management level positions in their respective organizations. Read More

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July 2004
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Closing the gap between practice and research.

Authors:
Jeanie K Bachand

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):31-2

Department of Nursing, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania, USA.

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July 2004
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The Vancouver General Hospital acute spine journal club: a success story.

Authors:
Lise Belanger

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):29-30

Acute Spine Program, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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July 2004
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Delegation decision-making by registered nurses who provide direct care for patients with spinal cord impairment.

Authors:
Lynn C Parsons

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):20-8

School of Nursing, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA.

Delegation and coordination of patient care are critical skills for registered nurses (RN). Most educational programs and clinical experiences in nursing school have not prepared nurses to function in a delegation decision-making capacity. Nurses caring for individuals with spinal cord impairment (SCI) are especially challenged to provide partial or total assistance to meet the requisite care needs of this patient population. Read More

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July 2004
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How a woman's sexual adjustment after sustaining a spinal cord injury impacts sexual health interventions.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):14-9

Sexual Health Service, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Site of Vancouver Acute, Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, British Columbia.

This qualitative study describes the female experience of sexual adjustment after spinal cord injury (SCI) in relation to the need for sexual health intervention. Ten women with SCI were interviewed using a predetermined, semistructured set of questions. Audiotaping and field notes were utilized to gather data. Read More

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July 2004
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The perimenopause experience for women with spinal cord injuries.

SCI Nurs 2004 ;21(1):9-13

Craig Hospital, Englewood, Colorado, USA.

When health questions or concerns arise, nurses are often the first care providers contacted by women with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). This highlights the importance of nurses' understanding of specific health issues such as the perimenopause transition, along with understanding the symptoms and changes that women with SCI may experience throughout the conversion into menopause. Women aged 35 to 55 years old, with an SCI of any level or degree of completeness, no history of salpingo-oophorectomy or hysterectomy, and who receive care at a SCI model system in the mountain states, were mailed a questionnaire regarding symptoms associated with perimenopause, self-rated severity scores of various symptoms, and different options for treatment of the symptoms related to perimenopause. Read More

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July 2004
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