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  1. Nurse Absenteeism and Staffing Strategies for Hospital Inpatient Units

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    Gupta, Diwakar

    for subpopulations such as cardiac and vascular, surgical, trauma, and pediatric patients. Nurses whose skillsNurse Absenteeism and Staffing Strategies for Hospital Inpatient Units Wen-Ya Wang1 , Diwakar Gupta Engineering Department, University of Minnesota Inpatient staffing costs are significantly affected by nurse

  2. A survey of hospital inpatient education in Texas 

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    Cochran, Susan Carol

    1978-01-01

    indicated that they have a need for inpatient education in their hospital. The most frequently cited programs for adult patient populations were: diabetes, preoperative, nutrition, respi ratory, and postnatal. For pediatric patient populations, the most... Rank Order of Specific Adult Patient Education Programs The Use of Externally-Produced and Self- Produced Teaching Aids Hospital Methods of Acquiring Information About the Impact of Inpatient Education When Patient Education Evaluation Occurs Chi...

  3. Blue Shield ensures uninterrupted access to quality medical care after Palm Drive Hospital ceases operations

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    Ravikumar, B.

    Blue Shield ensures uninterrupted access to quality medical care after Palm Drive Hospital ceases and inpatient services due to the hospital's bankruptcy filing. This closure affects Blue Shield HMO plan members who have been utilizing Palm Drive Hospital services. Please be advised that Blue Shield

  4. Coordinating Pediatric Medical Care during an Influenza Pandemic - Hospital Workbook

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    HCTT CHE

    2010-01-01

    This workbook is intended to assist hospitals with coordinating medical care for pediatric influenza-like illness across their community.

  5. CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION SPECIAL DISTRICTS HOSPITALS & PUBLIC CARE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

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    Whether you are building a new facility, renovating an existing one, or want to reduce your energy billsCALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION SPECIAL DISTRICTS HOSPITALS & PUBLIC CARE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES F O 2004 www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/partnership Call (916) 654-4147 #12;The Energy Partnership Program

  6. Ubiquitous Computing at Point of Care in Hospitals

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    Ubiquitous Computing at Point of Care in Hospitals: A User-Centered Approach Thesis for the degree, the dissemination of ubiquitous computing has been slow. Research on this type of technology has in many ways been, there is little design guidance that can help technology developers apply ubiquitous computing designs

  7. ‘Facing choices’: a mixed-methods approach to patients’ experience of care and discharge in an inpatient mental health unit. 

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    Strachan, Jennifer Claire

    2012-06-26

    Objectives: This thesis addresses patients’ conceptualising of the experience of admission to and discharge from an inpatient mental health unit, and the role of measurable psychosocial constructs in this conceptualisa ...

  8. Using prediction to facilitate patient flow in a health care delivery chain

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    Peck, Jordan S. (Jordan Shefer)

    2013-01-01

    A health care delivery chain is a series of treatment steps through which patients flow. The Emergency Department (ED)/Inpatient Unit (IU) chain is an example chain, common to many hospitals. Recent literature has suggested ...

  9. Modeling neuroscience patient flow and inpatient bed management

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    Hiltrop, Jonas

    2014-01-01

    Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) experiences consistently high demand for its more than 900 inpatient beds. On an average weekday, the hospital admits about 220 patients, with the emergency department (ED) and the ...

  10. In sickness and in wealth : hospitals, community benefits, and the Affordable Care Act

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    Mella, Katherine M. (Katherine Manuela)

    2014-01-01

    The new community benefit guidelines for non-profit hospitals enacted by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) present major opportunities for the public health and planning fields alike. Given that ...

  11. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital DEPARTMENT OF PATIENT CARE SERVICES

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    Kay, Mark A.

    . Overview: Caring for a pediatric patient following heart transplantation requires the nurse to have: Management of the Patient Following Heart Transplantation This guideline is intended to provide the nurse following heart transplantation. The bedside nurse must use proper assessment tools in caring

  12. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital DEPARTMENT OF PATIENT CARE SERVICES

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    Kay, Mark A.

    : Bedside Nursing Management of the Pediatric Patient Requiring ECMO This guideline is intended to provide the nurse with a description of recommended courses of action to address a specific diagnosis needs and responses. Overview: Caring for a pediatric patient on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

  13. Patterns of Care, Status Differentiation, and the Reproduction of Inequality in Hospital Nursing

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    Kaiser, John William

    2015-01-01

    Perspectives on Gendered Inequality in Rules, Rights, andand the Reproduction of Inequality in Hospital Nursing byand the Reproduction of Inequality in Hospital Nursing by

  14. Health Care (Inpatient) | Open Energy Information

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  15. Healthcare Energy: Massachusetts General Hospital Gray Building...

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    Floor Space: 332,664 ft2 The Gray Building is an inpatient care facility, and its space types include exam rooms; treatment rooms; procedure rooms; operating rooms; research...

  16. Hospital Renovations

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Hospitals have a range of energy needs that vary from a typical building, and a number of renewable energy options may make more sense for a hospital, including process and biomass heating, photovoltaics (PV), and sustainability.

  17. Unfulfilled expectations: a narrative study of individuals’ experiences of being a patient on an acute psychiatric inpatient ward in Scotland 

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    Stenhouse, Rosemary Clare

    2009-01-01

    This study examines people’s experiences of being a patient on an acute psychiatric inpatient ward in Scotland. Within the existing research base few studies focus on the patient’s experience of acute psychiatric inpatient ...

  18. Experiences of specialist inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa: a qualitative study from adult patients’ perspectives 

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    Smith, Vivien

    2012-06-26

    Background: Response to treatment in anorexia nervosa entails various challenges, including an increased risk of relapse and re-admission in those treated as inpatients. A better understanding of patients’ experiences ...

  19. Bronson Methodist Hospital Founded in 1900, today Bronson Methodist Hospital

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    garden atrium, complete with lush trees, plants, and bubbling water. Located on a 28-acre urban campus generating $751 million in gross patient revenues (65 percent inpatient and 35 percent outpatient). BMH

  20. Improving product availability in hospitals : the role of inventory inaccuracies

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    Opolon, David C. (David Cyrille)

    2010-01-01

    All players in the healthcare industry face increasing public and political pressure to improve quality of care and control costs. Hospitals, on the frontline of this challenge, face nursing shortages and financial ...

  1. The Hospital at Night (H@N) Wireless Communication System

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    Oakley, Jeremy

    The Hospital at Night (H@N) Wireless Communication System: Evridiki (Evie) Fioratou1 [Evridiki A new wireless communication system implemented at Nottingham has been shown to enhance patient safety@N System Handover under the new H@N System The Hospital @ Night (H@N) Problem Out of hours patient care

  2. The Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital and The Medicalisation of Childbirth in Edinburgh, 1844- I914: A Casebook-Centred Perspective 

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    Nuttall, Alison M.

    This thesis examines the development of the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital in the context of medical care in Edinburgh during the period 1844-1914. It is based primarily on casebooks of the hospital and, in particular, ...

  3. Deployment related mental health care seeking behaviors in the U.S. military and the use of telehealth to mitigate their impacts on access to care

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    Hess, John (John Thomas)

    2012-01-01

    Interviewees report that groups of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan often require substantial amounts of mental health care, causing surges in demand at military hospitals. These hospitals have difficulty ...

  4. PREDICTION OF MORTALITY IN AN INDIAN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: COMPARISON BETWEEN APACHE II AND ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORKS

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    Sudarshan, S.

    , Mumbai and ***Department of Medicine, K E M Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400 012 ABSTRACT Background ­ Rule ­ Medical intensive care unit of King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Mumbai Subjects ­ 2962 consecutive

  5. Interstitial space in health care facilities : planning for change & evolution

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    Garcia Alvarez, Angel

    1989-01-01

    Hospitals are most useful material for architectural research for they exhibit all the problems encountered in other building types in an acute and easily measurable form. Health Care Facilities house the greatest range ...

  6. Managing variability to improve quality, capacity and cost in the perioperative process at Massachusetts General Hospital

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    Price, Devon J. (Devon Jameson)

    2011-01-01

    The widely held assumption is that to improve access and quality of health care, we need to spend more. In fact, that is not necessarily true. The results of this project, performed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), ...

  7. Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible

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    Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts Discovery Benefits, Inc. (866) 451 for certain health care and child care expenses with pre-tax dollars. FSA's may allow you to save money of money that is withheld from your pay on a pre-tax basis. Note: Health Care Reform extends medical FSA

  8. HOSPITAL VENTILATION STANDARDS AND ENERGY CONSERVATION: CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION OF HOSPITAL AIR. FINAL REPORT.

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    Rainer, David

    2012-01-01

    CONSERVATION: CHH1ICAL CONTAMINATION OF HOSPITAL AIR na 1CONSERVATION CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION OF HOSPITAL AIR DavidCONSERVATION: CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION OF HOSPITAL AIR FINAL

  9. Good Samaritan Hospital`s energy efficiency improvements

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    Sterrett, R.; Dobberpuhl, W.; Gernet, B.; O`Brien, T.

    1995-06-01

    Arizona Public Service (APS) encourages its customers to use energy wisely by providing incentives to install energy efficient systems. APS provided an incentive to the Good Samaritan Hospital, located in Phoenix, Arizona, to install a Waste Heat Recovery Unit and an Economizer Cooling System to improve the performance of the hospital`s central plant. Waste heat recovered from the boilers stacks is used to preheat combustion air and boiler feed water. The Economizer Cooling System uses a plate and frame heat exchanger to cool the hospital with cold water produced by the cooling tower rather than an electrical chiller. To determine the effectiveness of these two systems APS initiated a project to monitor their performance. Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. (AESC) has installed instrumentation to monitor the performance of the above systems and will document their energy savings and effectiveness at reducing energy costs.

  10. HOSPITAL ENERGY AUDITS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    Pollack, R. I.

    2011-01-01

    49:43-6. "Hospital Builds Largest Solar Healthcare 1977ti ng build ings and building plans; buying solar; andBuild- ings and Community Systems, Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Solar

  11. Hospital valuation in emerging countries

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    Segawa, Tsuyoshi, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    Private health players in emerging countries have increased their presence and contributed to global health issues, but have been undervalued in financing. A variety of health players have evolved and hospitals have played ...

  12. HOSPITAL ENERGY AUDITS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    Pollack, R. I.

    2011-01-01

    Greenberg, A. "Energy Management -- How To Use It and WhatHm" to Start an Energy Management Pro~ gram." Hashington,Resources Administration. "Energy Management in Health Care

  13. HOSPITAL ENERGY AUDITS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    Pollack, R. I.

    2011-01-01

    Administration. "Solar Energy for Health Care Institutions."prepare to use solar energy in order to achieve savings andin part to the following: solar energy systems. total energy

  14. Caregiving: Providing Care while

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    billion. (Walmart sales = $416 billion in 2011) Without this "informal" workforce, the entire health care

  15. HOSPITAL ENERGY AUDITS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    Pollack, R. I.

    2011-01-01

    Administration. "Solar Energy for Health Care Institutions."Stathis 9 Florida." "Solar Energy ~_~~~~;""c;C Shows Fuel,prepare to use solar energy in order to achieve savings and

  16. HOSPITAL ENERGY AUDITS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    Pollack, R. I.

    2011-01-01

    Health Care and the Energy Crisis." Journal of Communityare complying with energy crisis guidelines and apparently7:52. Cooper, R.J. "Energy Crisis Challenge: Money-Saving

  17. Frequently Asked Questions about Patient Care Costs Background from NIH Grants Policy Statement: The following definition should be kept in mind when

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    Minnesota, University of

    Frequently Asked Questions about Patient Care Costs Background from NIH Grants Policy Statement: The following definition should be kept in mind when answering questions regarding research patient care costs. Research patient care costs are the costs of routine and ancillary services provided by hospitals

  18. The architecture of safety: hospital design

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    Joseph, Anjali; Rashid, Mahbub

    2007-12-01

    Purpose of review: This paper reviews recent research literature reporting the effects of hospital design on patient safety. Recent findings: Features of hospital design that are linked to patient safety in the literature include noise, air...

  19. SECTION 2 -HOSPITAL SALARY (salary paid to the employee by the hospital) SECTION 1 -PERSONAL DETAILS

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    Tobar, Michael

    SECTION 2 - HOSPITAL SALARY (salary paid to the employee by the hospital) SECTION 1 - PERSONAL Location UWA School SECTION 4 - UWA SALARY (salary paid to the employee by the University) SECTION 3 - HOSPITAL SUPERANNUATION A base hospital salary amount (including a supplementary clinical loading) plus

  20. Care matters: spiritual care by nurses from feminist perspectives 

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    Grosvenor, Dorothy

    The importance of spiritual care by nurses for health and recovery has become increasingly topical in the last decade. However, there is little research into why nurses should give spiritual care. Whilst bodily caring ...

  1. Care Labels and Your Clothes 

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    Brown, Pamela J.

    1998-05-12

    This publication explains the care symbols that must appear on all clothing. These labels indicate proper care methods--washing, drying, bleaching, ironing and dry cleaning. If clothes are damaged when specified care methods are used, consumers can...

  2. Caring for an Elderly Parent

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    Su, Xiao

    or contact LifeMatters directly to screen: - Adult day care - Assisted living and nursing homes - Alternatives to nursing home care - Communicating with aging parents - Caring for caregivers - Senior health

  3. Letter to the Editor : Rapidly-deployed small tent hospitals: lessons from the earthquake in Haiti.

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    Rosen, Y.; Gurman , P.; Verna, E.; Elman , N.; Labor, E. (Materials Science Division); (Superior NanoBioSystems LLC); (Fast Israeli Rescue & Search Team); (Clinique Adonai); (Mass. Inst. Tech.); (Univ. Haifa)

    2012-06-01

    The damage to medical facilities resulting form the January 2010 earthquake in haiti necessitated the establishment of field tent hospitals. Much of the local medical infrastructure was destroyed or limited operationally when the Fast Israel Rescue and Search Team (FIRST) arrived in Haiti shortly after the January 2010 earthquake. The FIRST deployed small tent hospitals in Port-au-Prince and in 11 remote areas outside of the city. Each tent was set up in less than a half hour. The tents were staffed with an orthopedic surgeon, gynecologists, primary care and emergency care physicians, a physician with previous experience in tropical medicine, nurses, paramedics, medics, and psychologists. The rapidly deployable and temporary nature of the effort allowed the team to treat and educate, as well as provide supplies for, thousands of refugees throughout Haiti. In addition, a local Haitian physician and his team created a small tent hospital to serve the Petion Refugee Camp and its environs. FIRST personnel also took shifts at this hospital.

  4. SECTION 2 -HOSPITAL SALARY (salary paid to the employee by the hospital) SECTION 1 -PERSONAL DETAILS

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    Tobar, Michael

    SECTION 2 - HOSPITAL SALARY (salary paid to the employee by the hospital) SECTION 1 - PERSONAL with this document. Funding % Base Salary UWA % HOSPITAL % $ Private Practice Allowance $ Head of Department Allowance $ Superannuation $ SECTION 3 - UWA SALARY (salary paid to the employee by the University) Funding

  5. Parkland Health Care Campus 

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    Jones, W., Sr.

    2011-01-01

    for Sustainability at the New Parkland Hospital November 8, 2011 Walter Jones, AIA, LEED, IFMA, CHD - Sr. Vice President, Facilities CATEE 2 0 1 1 Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency ESL-KT-11-11-19 CATEE 2011, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 7 ? 9, 2011...

  6. Ownership and Health Care 

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    Nighohossian, Jeremy

    2013-05-01

    The United States Health Care sector is a large and growing segment of the US economy. Herein, I present three distinct research projects regarding aspects of that industry, especially how it responds to public policy and government pro- grams. I...

  7. Elec 331 -Hospital Safety Power Distribution

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    - Hospital Safety 7 Ground Fault Interrupter Test Reset Gnd Ref Hot Ref Hot Test / Reset Relay Relay : 5 to 30 mA, Test Plug Z Downstream GFI Protection #12;Elec 331 - Hospital Safety 8 = get-out-of-jail-free card · Test it before you touch it ­ Done to code? ­ Breaker labels accurate

  8. Building Green in Greensburg: Kiowa County Memorial Hospital...

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    Kiowa County Memorial Hospital Building Green in Greensburg: Kiowa County Memorial Hospital This poster highlights energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable features of...

  9. Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Resource Guide for Hospital Applications...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Power (CHP) Resource Guide for Hospital Applications, 2007 Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Resource Guide for Hospital Applications, 2007 The objective of this 2007 guidebook is to...

  10. Fort Boise Veteran's Hospital District Heating Low Temperature...

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    Fort Boise Veteran's Hospital District Heating Low Temperature Geothermal Facility Jump to: navigation, search Name Fort Boise Veteran's Hospital District Heating Low Temperature...

  11. Jackson Park Hospital Green Building Medical Center

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    William Dorsey; Nelson Vasquez

    2010-03-01

    Jackson Park Hospital completed the construction of a new Medical Office Building on its campus this spring. The new building construction has adopted the City of Chicago�s recent focus on protecting the environment, and conserving energy and resources, with the introduction of green building codes. Located in a poor, inner city neighborhood on the South side of Chicago, Jackson Park Hospital has chosen green building strategies to help make the area a better place to live and work.

  12. Challenges and Opportunities in Academic Hospital Medicine: Report from the Academic Hospital Medicine Summit

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    Flanders, Scott A.; Centor, Bob; Weber, Valerie; McGinn, Thomas; DeSalvo, Karen; Auerbach, Andrew

    2009-01-01

    Association of Professors of Medicine Brad Sharpe, M.D. ,Staff, Society of Hospital Medicine Amy Woodward, Supportof General Internal Medicine. Disclosures: Dr. Auerbach is a

  13. Hazardous medical waste generation rates of different categories of health-care facilities

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    Komilis, Dimitrios; Fouki, Anastassia; Papadopoulos, Dimitrios

    2012-07-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We calculated hazardous medical waste generation rates (HMWGR) from 132 hospitals. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Based on a 22-month study period, HMWGR were highly skewed to the right. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The HMWGR varied from 0.00124 to 0.718 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A positive correlation existed between the HMWGR and the number of hospital beds. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We used non-parametric statistics to compare rates among hospital categories. - Abstract: Goal of this work was to calculate the hazardous medical waste unit generation rates (HMWUGR), in kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, using data from 132 health-care facilities in Greece. The calculations were based on the weights of the hazardous medical wastes that were regularly transferred to the sole medical waste incinerator in Athens over a 22-month period during years 2009 and 2010. The 132 health-care facilities were grouped into public and private ones, and, also, into seven sub-categories, namely: birth, cancer treatment, general, military, pediatric, psychiatric and university hospitals. Results showed that there is a large variability in the HMWUGR, even among hospitals of the same category. Average total HMWUGR varied from 0.012 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, for the public psychiatric hospitals, to up to 0.72 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, for the public university hospitals. Within the private hospitals, average HMWUGR ranged from 0.0012 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, for the psychiatric clinics, to up to 0.49 kg bed{sup -1} d{sup -1}, for the birth clinics. Based on non-parametric statistics, HMWUGR were statistically similar for the birth and general hospitals, in both the public and private sector. The private birth and general hospitals generated statistically more wastes compared to the corresponding public hospitals. The infectious/toxic and toxic medical wastes appear to be 10% and 50% of the total hazardous medical wastes generated by the public cancer treatment and university hospitals, respectively.

  14. APPLICATION CM CARES PROJECT REQUEST

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    Stephens, Graeme L.

    -learning program sponsored by the Department of Construction Management. The goal of CM Cares is to infuse

  15. integrated care for the campus

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    Emshwiller, Eve

    health organization, offering students primary outpatient medical care, brief mental health counseling­2014................................................................................11 Organizational Chart...................................................................................................42 Environmental Health

  16. Supporting Workers by Accounting for Care

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    Zatz, Noah D.

    2012-01-01

    SUPPORTING WORKERS BY ACCOUNTING FOR CARE* Noah D. Zatz** Ipropose that we begin accounting for care. First, we shouldassistance. Second, accounting for care also transforms the

  17. Health Care Basics: Choosing the

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    Li, Mo

    2012 Health Care Basics: Choosing the Best Option for Your Health "Creating A More Educated Georgia" #12;Health Care Basics 2 Medical Options for Plan Year 2012 The University System of Georgia's Plan of Regents will offer the following health care options: · Blue Choice HMO · Kaiser Permanente HMO · HSA Open

  18. Scoping Report: Advanced Technologies for Multi-Load Washers in Hospitality and Healthcare

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    Parker, Graham B.; Boyd, Brian K.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Goetzler, W.; Foley, K. J.; Sutherland, T. A.

    2013-03-27

    The purpose of this demonstration project is to quantify the energy savings and water efficiency potential of commercial laundry wastewater recycling systems and low-temperature detergent supply systems to help promote the adoption of these technologies in the commercial sector. This project will create a set of technical specifications for efficient multi-load laundry systems (both new and retrofit) tailored for specific applications and/or sectors (e.g., hospitality, health care). The specifications will be vetted with the appropriate Better Buildings Alliance (BBA) members (e.g., Commercial Real Estate Energy Alliance, Hospital Energy Alliance), finalized, published, and disseminated to enable widespread technology transfer in the industry and specifically among BBA partners.

  19. Patterns of Care, Status Differentiation, and the Reproduction of Inequality in Hospital Nursing

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    Kaiser, John William

    2015-01-01

    pressure. The patient coughs a couple times and Lanetteevening, patients always cough. I don’t know why that is…”uh huh. ” Then the patient coughs and Lanette says, “you’ve

  20. Patterns of Care, Status Differentiation, and the Reproduction of Inequality in Hospital Nursing

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    Kaiser, John William

    2015-01-01

    the paradoxical theme in which RNs both valued and devaluedhighlight the value these RNs placed on the emotionals joking about one of the RNs who had asked her to transport

  1. Health Care Buildings

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet)DecadeYear Jan Feb Mar Apr MayYear JanThousand CubicHealth Care Characteristics

  2. An investigation of factors associated with psychiatric hospital admission despite the presence of crisis resolution teams

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    Cotton, Mary-Anne; Johnson, Sonia; Bindman, Jonathan; Sandor, Andrew; White, Ian R; Thornicroft, Graham; Nolan, Fiona; Pilling, Stephen; Hoult, John; McKenzie, Nigel; Bebbington, Paul

    2007-10-02

    admission rates. Two stud- ies, one naturalistic and one a randomised controlled trial, have investigated outcomes of CRT care in Islington, London [7,8]. Both showed a significant reduction in hos- pital admissions at 8 weeks and 6 weeks respectively... Cri- sis Assessment and Treatment Team. Psychiatric Bulletin 2001, 25:439-441. 4. Stein L, Hoult J, Dean C, Wood S, Muijen M, Marks IM, Connolly J, Falloon IRH, Graham HV: Home treatment. In The closure of men- tal hospitals Edited by: Hall P...

  3. FOOD SUSTAINABILITY REPORT QUEEN'S HOSPITALITY SERVICES

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    Ellis, Randy

    FOOD SUSTAINABILITY REPORT QUEEN'S HOSPITALITY SERVICES May 2008 #12;In recent years, a sustainability movement has taken root at Queen's. The impacts of the movement can be seen across campus sustainability position within the their student government ­The AMS, The Engineer Society open the Tea Room

  4. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT RESOURCES Smilow Cancer Hospital

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    O'Hern, Corey S.

    BREAST CANCER SUPPORT RESOURCES Smilow Cancer Hospital · Early Stage Breast Cancer Support Group · Advanced Stage Cancer Support Group · IMPACT ­ Young Cancer Survivors' Group Contact: Angela Khairallah, LCSW at 203-200-2360 Reach to Recovery ­ American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 www.cancer.org Sisters

  5. Health Care Buildings: Subcategories Table

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Subcategories Table Selected Data by Type of Health Care Building Number of Buildings (thousand) Percent of Buildings Floorspace (million square feet) Percent of Floorspace Square...

  6. Health Care Buildings: Equipment Table

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Equipment Table Buildings, Size and Age Data by Equipment Types for Health Care Buildings Number of Buildings (thousand) Percent of Buildings Floorspace (million square feet)...

  7. ORISE Resources: Hospital All-Hazards Self-Assessment

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    partners with CDC to develop Hospital All-Hazards Self-Assessment to identify gaps in planning efforts The Hospital All-Hazards Self-Assessment, or HAH, is designed to help...

  8. Differentiating the hospital supply chain for enhanced performance

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    DeScioli, Derek T

    2005-01-01

    This thesis determines how to design the supply chain policies in a hospital for the wide array of products that exist there. This research was done through interviewing staff and analyzing data of two hospitals implementing ...

  9. Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management School of Business

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    Kunkle, Tom

    academic year #12;DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT Page 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY STRATEGIC HIGHLIGHTS: The Strategic Pathway to Excellence for the Hospitality & Tourism Management includes: Dr. Mc;DEPARTMENT OF HOSPITALITY & TOURISM MANAGEMENT Page 3 LOOKING AHEAD Five-Year HTMT Strategic Plan Objective

  10. NIST Child Care Center Parent Handbook

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    2012 NIST Child Care Center Parent Handbook Jolene Wayne Director NIST Child Care Center Parent Handbook #12;NIST Child Care Center Parent Handbook 2 August 2012 This page left intentionally blank. #12;NIST Child Care Center Parent Handbook 3 August 2012 Contents WELCOME TO THE NIST CHILD CARE CENTER

  11. 3D inpatient dose reconstruction from the PET-CT imaging of {sup 90}Y microspheres for metastatic cancer to the liver: Feasibility study

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    Fourkal, E.; Veltchev, I.; Lin, M.; Meyer, J.; Koren, S.; Doss, M.; Yu, J. Q.

    2013-08-15

    Purpose: The introduction of radioembolization with microspheres represents a significant step forward in the treatment of patients with metastatic disease to the liver. This technique uses semiempirical formulae based on body surface area or liver and target volumes to calculate the required total activity for a given patient. However, this treatment modality lacks extremely important information, which is the three-dimensional (3D) dose delivered by microspheres to different organs after their administration. The absence of this information dramatically limits the clinical efficacy of this modality, specifically the predictive power of the treatment. Therefore, the aim of this study is to develop a 3D dose calculation technique that is based on the PET imaging of the infused microspheres.Methods: The Fluka Monte Carlo code was used to calculate the voxel dose kernel for {sup 90}Y source with voxel size equal to that of the PET scan. The measured PET activity distribution was converted to total activity distribution for the subsequent convolution with the voxel dose kernel to obtain the 3D dose distribution. In addition, dose-volume histograms were generated to analyze the dose to the tumor and critical structures.Results: The 3D inpatient dose distribution can be reconstructed from the PET data of a patient scanned after the infusion of microspheres. A total of seven patients have been analyzed so far using the proposed reconstruction method. Four patients underwent treatment with SIR-Spheres for liver metastases from colorectal cancer and three patients were treated with Therasphere for hepatocellular cancer. A total of 14 target tumors were contoured on post-treatment PET-CT scans for dosimetric evaluation. Mean prescription activity was 1.7 GBq (range: 0.58–3.8 GBq). The resulting mean maximum measured dose to targets was 167 Gy (range: 71–311 Gy). Mean minimum dose to 70% of target (D70) was 68 Gy (range: 25–155 Gy). Mean minimum dose to 90% of target (D90) was 53 Gy (range: 13–125 Gy).Conclusions: A three-dimensional inpatient dose reconstruction method has been developed that is based on the PET/CT data of a patient treated with {sup 90}Y microspheres. It allows for a complete description of the absorbed dose by the tumor and critical structures. It represents the first step in building predictive models for treatment outcomes for patients receiving this therapeutic modality as well as it allows for better analysis of patients' dose response and will ultimately improve future treatment administration.

  12. Health Care Buildings: Consumption Tables

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Consumption Tables Sum of Major Fuel Consumption by Size and Type of Health Care Building Total (trillion Btu) per Building (million Btu) per Square Foot (thousand Btu) Dollars per...

  13. Digit frequency in the hospital! Designing for the task: What numbers are really used in hospitals?!

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    Subramanian, Sriram

    .wiseman@cs.ucl.ac.uk The task and the problem! Medical workers program infusion pumps to administer drug treatments to patients. This involves entering the volume and rate of medication to be infused. ! ! Occasionally errors are made during into infusion pumps on the ward? Logs from pumps were collected from four different wards in one hospital

  14. Jackson Park Hospital Green Building Medical Center

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    William Dorsey; Nelson Vasquez

    2010-03-31

    Jackson Park Hospital completed the construction of a new Medical Office Building on its campus this spring. The new building construction has adopted the City of Chicago's recent focus on protecting the environment, and conserving energy and resources, with the introduction of green building codes. Located in a poor, inner city neighborhood on the South side of Chicago, Jackson Park Hospital has chosen green building strategies to help make the area a better place to live and work. The new green building houses the hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program and Specialty Medical Offices. The residency program has been vital in attracting new, young physicians to this medically underserved area. The new outpatient center will also help to allure needed medical providers to the community. The facility also has areas designated to women's health and community education. The Community Education Conference Room will provide learning opportunities to area residents. Emphasis will be placed on conserving resources and protecting our environment, as well as providing information on healthcare access and preventive medicine. The new Medical Office Building was constructed with numerous energy saving features. The exterior cladding of the building is an innovative, locally-manufactured precast concrete panel system with integral insulation that achieves an R-value in excess of building code requirements. The roof is a 'green roof' covered by native plantings, lessening the impact solar heat gain on the building, and reducing air conditioning requirements. The windows are low-E, tinted, and insulated to reduce cooling requirements in summer and heating requirements in winter. The main entrance has an air lock to prevent unconditioned air from entering the building and impacting interior air temperatures. Since much of the traffic in and out of the office building comes from the adjacent Jackson Park Hospital, a pedestrian bridge connects the two buildings, further decreasing the amount of unconditioned air that enters the office building. The HVAC system has an Energy Efficiency Rating 29% greater than required. No CFC based refrigerants were used in the HVAC system, thus reducing the emission of compounds that contribute to ozone depletion and global warming. In addition, interior light fixtures employ the latest energy-efficient lamp and ballast technology. Interior lighting throughout the building is operated by sensors that will automatically turn off lights inside a room when the room is unoccupied. The electrical traction elevators use less energy than typical elevators, and they are made of 95% recycled material. Further, locally manufactured products were used throughout, minimizing the amount of energy required to construct this building. The primary objective was to construct a 30,000 square foot medical office building on the Jackson Park Hospital campus that would comply with newly adopted City of Chicago green building codes focusing on protecting the environment and conserving energy and resources. The energy saving systems demonstrate a state of the-art whole-building approach to energy efficient design and construction. The energy efficiency and green aspects of the building contribute to the community by emphasizing the environmental and economic benefits of conserving resources. The building highlights the integration of Chicago's new green building codes into a poor, inner city neighborhood project and it is designed to attract medical providers and physicians to a medically underserved area.

  15. NTID Health Care Initiatives October 1, 2011

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    Salvaggio, Carl

    NTID Health Care Initiatives October 1, 2011 (Based on Interim Report, Task Force on Health Care Careers for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community, June, 2011) "Building Pathways to Health Care Careers for the Deaf and Hard-of- Hearing Community: Interim Report" submitted by the Task Force on Health Care Careers

  16. Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    tables that follow. Thermal Energy and Ventilation Providedsystems a. Identify thermal energy flows (cooling, spaceestimated from the thermal energy supplied to the hospital

  17. DOE Launches EnergySmart Hospitals to Promote Improved Energy...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    healthy healing and work environments. Tools and resources will include advanced energy design guides for small and large hospitals, technology assessments, and an...

  18. DOE Launches EnergySmart Hospitals to Promote Improved Energy...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    to not only save millions in potential energy costs, but also reduce carbon dioxide emissions. "Hospitals today find themselves at the nexus of two of our nation's most...

  19. Health and Social Care Is Health and Social Care right for me?

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    Health and Social Care Is Health and Social Care right for me? Are you are interested in caring for a specialised degree in medicine, nursing or social work? If yes, then Health and Social Care could the best out of this degree. The skills you can gain from a degree in Health and Social Care are wide

  20. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGMENET (Suggested 4 Year Plan)

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    Benos, Panayiotis "Takis"

    Hospitality & Tourism Marketing 3 Credits per term 16 Credits per term 16 Credits per academic year 32 FOURTH YEAR, 1ST TERM CREDITS FOURTH YEAR, 2ND TERM CREDITS HMGT Level Elective 3 HMGT 1451 Senior SeminarBACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGMENET (Suggested 4 Year Plan) FIRST YEAR, 1ST TERM CREDITS

  1. Forecasting Hospital Bed Availability Using Simulation and Neural Networks

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    Kuhl, Michael E.

    Forecasting Hospital Bed Availability Using Simulation and Neural Networks Matthew J. Daniels, NY 14623 Elisabeth Hager Hager Consulting Pittsford, NY 14534 Abstract The availability of beds is a critical factor for decision-making in hospitals. Bed availability (or alternatively the bed occupancy

  2. Workplace policies and practices of care 

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    McKie, Linda; Bowby, Sophie; Hogg, Gill; Smith, Andrew

    Workplace policies and practices of care are designed to support workers’ caring responsibilities outside of the workplace as well as their general wellbeing. A previous CRFR briefing (McKie et al 2004) detailed the ...

  3. Family Care La Mesa Village Housing Area

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    Family Care La Mesa Village Housing Area Child Care Development Center 2 La Mesa Way Bldg. 439 831 Recommendation 1 The Monterey Taxi Cab Company will provide Taxi Service from Herrmann Hall to your residence

  4. Incidence of Negative Appendectomy: Experience From a Company Hospital in Nigeria

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    Osime, O C; Ajayi, P A

    2005-01-01

    From a Company Hospital in Nigeria OC Osime, FMCS, FICSHospital Benin City, Nigeria ABSTRACT Objective: The aim ofin a company hospital in Nigeria. Background: Appendicitis

  5. Health Care Plan Name/Administrator

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    Branoff, Theodore J.

    Health Care Plan Name/Administrator Toll-Free Number TDD/TYY Number Website Address Health Alliance) 868 - 9520 (866) 876 - 2194 www.bcbsil.com/stateofillinois Coventry Health Care HMO (800) 431 -1211 (217) 366 -5551 www.chcillinois.com Coventry Health Care OAP (800) 431 -1211 (217) 366 -5551 www

  6. Frequently Asked Questions about Patient Care Costs And a Quick Guide to Patient Care Costs

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    Janssen, Michel

    Frequently Asked Questions about Patient Care Costs And a Quick Guide to Patient Care Costs questions regarding human research patient care costs. Human research patient care costs are the costs. The costs of these services normally are assigned to specific research projects through the development

  7. Caregiver coordination as an enabler to a hospital to home initiative within the context of healthcare delivery

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    Mousaid, Hassan

    2013-01-01

    The Hospital to Home architecture aims to provide a successful transition for patients leaving the hospital in order to improve health outcomes and minimize hospital readmission. This thesis analyzes the current hospital ...

  8. Model for a web-based hospital technology management system 

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    Srinivasan, Niranjana

    2002-01-01

    The objective of this project is to design a hospital technology management system that is web-based. Technology management may be defined as 'an accountable, systematic approach to ensure that cost-effective, efficacious, safe and appropriate...

  9. Institutional expansion, community relations, and the hospital next door

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    Solheim, Karla Nyreen

    2005-01-01

    Hospitals play many roles in a city: alternately, they may be caretakers of the sick, economic engines, intellectual hubs, major employers, and neighbors. This last role has evolved greatly over the last 45 years. The ...

  10. Better than CFL? Dimmable LED Downlights in Hospitality Facilities Webinar

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    LEDs represent less than 1% of the installed base of U.S. downlights, which in 2012 numbered about 700 million. In hospitality facilities, past efforts to reduce lighting energy use have mainly...

  11. Application of Thermal Storage, Peak Shaving and Cogeneration for Hospitals 

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    McClure, J. D.; Estes, J. M.; Estes, M. C.

    1987-01-01

    case study to define and illustrate three energy planning strategies applicable to hospitals. These strategies are peak shaving, thermal storage, cogeneration and/or paralleling with the electric utility....

  12. Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2010-01-01

    Fuel energy supplied to boilers. kBtu to hospital 1,2 •EUI: • Fuel energy to steam boilers. • Applicable when steamkBtu/sf-yr • Assumes pump & boiler fan energy small relative

  13. Third Report of the California Hospital Outcomes Project (1997): Report on Heart Attack, 1991-1993 Volume 1

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    Romano, Patrick S; Luft, Harold S; Rainwater, Julie A

    1997-01-01

    Washington Medical Center West Valley Hospital and HealthWashington Medical Center West Valley Hospital and Health

  14. Climate Care | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButtePower Ventures Jump to: navigation, search Name: ClearClimate Care Jump to:

  15. Essays on pharmaceuticals and health care expenditures 

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    Karaca, Zeynal

    2009-06-02

    therapies on overall health expenditure. There is a conflict among researchers about the benefits and costs of newer and better drugs. Some researchers argue that newer and better drugs keep people out of hospitals and provide significant cost savings...

  16. Nadon'sHealth-careInlorlladon

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    hospital bed utilization, and inventory management of pharmaceutical supplies: .bil1ing for healthcare to patient diagnosis. testing, monitoring, treatment. and health management; billing for healthcare services; and asset management of healthcare resources. Healthcare deliveryis a collaborative process. with many

  17. The Demographic Characteristics of Patients Seeking Health Care for Infant and Childhood Illnesses at Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital

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    Pandey, Kishore Raj; Kafle, Phanindra Prasad; Karki, Debendra

    2003-01-01

    and another 36 patients stated that they belonged to a Terai Tribal Group. The most overlooked group consisted of Authors nrc Associal~d with Nepal Medical ColI~go. Allarkhe1. Kathmandu. K. R. Pandey/ The Demographic Characleristics ... 219 the Dalit Group... stating that they live with their family members or have other living arrangements. Of the 424 patients, 411 stated that they live with their immediate family members. only 13 patients stated that they have other living arrangements. 2 2 2 O c c a s i a n...

  18. Impact of integrating HIV and TB care and treatment in a regional tuberculosis hospital in rural Guatemala

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    2014-01-01

    12. WHO. Tuberculosis profile for Guatemala. In: AssistanceMoHaS, editor. GuatemalaCity, Guatemala. 2011. https://extranet.who.int/ sree/

  19. Linking opioid-dependent hospital patients to drug treatment: Health care use and costs 6 months after randomization.

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    Barnett, Paul G; Masson, Carmen L; Sorensen, James L; Wong, Wynnie; Hall, Sharon

    2006-01-01

    213. Masson, C. L. , Barnett, P. , Sees, K. L. , Delucchi,Delucchi, K. , Sporer, K. , Barnett, P. G. , Mitsuishi, F.After Randomization Paul G. Barnett 1,2 , Carmen L. Masson

  20. Health Care Buildings : Basic Characteristics Tables

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Basic Characteristics Tables Buildings and Size Data by Basic Characteristics for Health Care Buildings Number of Buildings (thousand) Percent of Buildings Floorspace (million...

  1. Hospital Energy Benchmarking Guidance - Version 1.0

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    Singer, Brett C.

    2009-09-08

    This document describes an energy benchmarking framework for hospitals. The document is organized as follows. The introduction provides a brief primer on benchmarking and its application to hospitals. The next two sections discuss special considerations including the identification of normalizing factors. The presentation of metrics is preceded by a description of the overall framework and the rationale for the grouping of metrics. Following the presentation of metrics, a high-level protocol is provided. The next section presents draft benchmarks for some metrics; benchmarks are not available for many metrics owing to a lack of data. This document ends with a list of research needs for further development.

  2. Evaluation of Miscellaneous and Electronic Device Energy Use in Hospitals

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    Black, Douglas R.; Lanzisera, Steven M.; Lai, Judy; Brown, Richard E.; Singer, Brett C.

    2012-09-01

    Miscellaneous and electronic loads (MELs) consume about one-thirdof the primary energy used in US buildings, and their energy use is increasing faster than other end-uses. In healthcare facilities, 30percent of the annual electricity was used by MELs in 2008. This paper presents methods and challenges for estimating medical MELs energy consumption along with estimates of energy use in a hospital by combining device-level metered data with inventories and usage information. An important finding is that common, small devices consume large amounts of energy in aggregate and should not be ignored when trying to address hospital energy use.

  3. Providing medical care within underserved communities has

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    Almor, Amit

    Providing medical care within underserved communities has always been my dream. The Florence campus the health of the citizens of South Carolina. The Community Florence, SC is conveniently located as a primary care physician with an emphasis on rural populations. Professional Leadership Tract Living

  4. Caringscapes: experiences of caring and working 

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    McKie, Linda; Gregory, Susan; Bowlby, Sophie

    There is growing interest in ways in which people combine working with caring, and what can be done to make the balance of work and care more manageable. In this paper, Linda McKie, Susan Gregory and Sophia Bowlby explore ...

  5. Duke Health Enterprise Organized Health Care Arrangement

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    Duke Health Enterprise Organized Health Care Arrangement NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION. THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL IT CAREFULLY. This notice of our privacy practices explains: 1. How we may use and disclose your health

  6. Coming to a hospital near you: mass spectrometry imaging

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    Bowen, Ben

    2014-06-24

    Berkeley Lab's Ben Bowen discusses "Coming to a hospital near you: mass spectrometry imaging" in this Oct. 28, 2013 talk, which is part of a Science at the Theater event entitled Eight Big Ideas. Go here to watch the entire event with all 8 speakers.

  7. THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER JOHN DEMPSEY HOSPITAL

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    are designed with integrated regulator, contents gauge, flowmeter valve, and carrying handle. These special must be brought into the Hospital through the Receiving Dock or to a designated storage location for identification, proper labeling must also be present. Type of gas Color of Cylinder Air Yellow Carbon Dioxide

  8. Technology and the Future of Intensive Care Unit Design

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    Rashid, Mahbub

    2011-10-01

    treatment. Plasma pyrolysis and ICU wastes American hospitals produce an average of 2 million tons of waste per year, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). About 15% of hospital waste is classified as infectious. Infectious waste... and sterile drapes because of their potential to be infectious after use (50). Therefore, focusing on other alternatives to the disposal of hospital waste, such as plasma pyrolysis, is the key to reducing costs and environmental impact. Plasma pyrolysis...

  9. Real option analysis of flexibility in a hospital emergency department expansion project : a systems approach

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    Maseda, Luis J

    2008-01-01

    Hospital Emergency Departments across the United States have been experiencing demand in excess of their capacity to treat patients for the last two decades. This research considers a hypothetical case inspired by a hospital ...

  10. Investigation of PVC Pipe Failure at Terrell State Hospital – Final Report 

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    Wei, G.; Deng, S.; Claridge, D. E.; Turner, W. D.

    2000-01-01

    At the request of Terrell State Hospital and MHMR, the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University investigated the failure of the PVC pipes serving the chilled water loop at Terrell State Hospital. There were two ...

  11. Skin cancer in albinos at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria

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    Asuquo, M E; Otei, O O; Omotoso, J; Bassey, E E

    2010-01-01

    Okoro AN. Albinism in Nigeria. A clinical and social study.Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria M E Asuquo 1 , O O OteiHospital, Calabar, Nigeria. mauefas@yahoo.com Abstract We

  12. Losing Jobs, Losing Income, and Worsening the Deficit? The Economic Impact of Connecticut's Hospital Tax

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    ? The Economic Impact of Connecticut's Hospital Tax & Reimbursement Policies? The Economic Impact of Connecticut's Hospital Tax & Reimbursement Policies Summary This brief analysis looks at the impact of the State of Connecticut progressively

  13. On the relational dynamics of caring: a psychotherapeutic approach to emotional and power dimensions of women’s care work 

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    Bondi, Liz

    2007-01-01

    Care is double-edged and paradoxical, inspiring a vast range of strong feelings in both care-givers and care-recipients. This paper draws on ideas about psychotherapeutic relationships to offer a theorisation of the ...

  14. Veteran's Affairs Health Care System, West Haven, Connecticut...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Veteran's Affairs Health Care System, West Haven, Connecticut Veteran's Affairs Health Care System, West Haven, Connecticut Overview The West Haven (Connecticut) Campus of the...

  15. Careful risk assessment needed to evaluate transgenic fish

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    Van Eenennaam, Alison L.; Olin, Paul G.

    2006-01-01

    for environmental risk assessments of transgenic ?sh. TrendsREVIEW ARTICLE Careful risk assessment needed to evaluatetive populations, and careful risk assessment is required to

  16. Third Report of the California Hospital Outcomes Project (1997): Report on Heart Attack, 1991-1993 Volume 3

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Romano, Patrick S; Luft, Harold S; Rainwater, Julie A

    1997-01-01

    Hills Medical Center‡ 190860 West Valley Hospital and HealthHills Medical Center‡ 190860 West Valley Hospital and HealthHills Medical Center‡ 190860 West Valley Hospital and Health

  17. Summary of CARE-HHH IR’07

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    Scandale, Walter

    2008-01-01

    We summarize the highlights and main conclusions of the CARE-HHH-APD mini-workshop on the LHC Interaction Region (IR) upgrade “IR’07” held in Frascati from the 7th to the 9th of November 2007.

  18. Wireless Sensor Networks for Home Health Care

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    2007-01-01

    today. This future “smart” home would be even more capable,for health monitoring for smart home environments. At theto merge health care and smart home environments. This paper

  19. Correctional Managed Health Care Michael Vasquenza, BS

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Correctional Managed Health Care Michael Vasquenza, BS Kirsten Shea, MBA #12;NO CONFLICTS of budget reductions · Pharmacy services · Aging population · Legal obligations · Logistics specific to Correctional Institutions / Building InfrastructureInfrastructure · Space and accompanying environment

  20. Caring for Nature: subjectivity, boundaries and environment. 

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    Nightingale, Andrea J

    2006-01-01

    The environmental movement has brought to the mainstream ideas about how to care, love and protect ‘nature’. Many people passionately propound these ideas and are scornful or morally outraged at others who objectify, ...

  1. DESCRIPTION OF HOSPITALS IN THE GREATER HARTFORD AREA Connecticut Children's Medical Center

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    Page 27 DESCRIPTION OF HOSPITALS IN THE GREATER HARTFORD AREA Connecticut Children's Medical Center Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for- profit children's hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  2. `Pure air, pure water and good light' Sanitary reform in the Dublin hospitals, 1858-1898

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    `Pure air, pure water and good light' Sanitary reform in the Dublin hospitals, 1858-1898 Irish Centre for Nursing & Midwifery History Spring-summer Seminar series Sanitary reform in the Dublin and hospital sanitation `Pure air, pure water and good light' Sanitary reform in the Dublin hospitals, 1858

  3. SPPS 403_Hospital / Health-System 1 rev. 5/26/15

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    Gleeson, Joseph G.

    SPPS 403_Hospital / Health-System 1 rev. 5/26/15 Hospital / Health-System Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience SPPS 403 Office of Experiential Education James Colbert, Pharm.D. Farivar Jahansouz) 822-2216 #12;SPPS 403_Hospital / Health-System 2 rev. 5/26/15 I. Course Description: SPPS 403 (7 units

  4. SPPS 403_Hospital / Health-System 1 rev. 3/5/15

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    Gleeson, Joseph G.

    SPPS 403_Hospital / Health-System 1 rev. 3/5/15 Hospital / Health-System Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience SPPS 403 Office of Experiential Education James Colbert, Pharm.D. Farivar Jahansouz, Pharm) 822-2216 #12;SPPS 403_Hospital / Health-System 2 rev. 3/5/15 I. Course Description: SPPS 403 (7 units

  5. Clothes That Care -- Flame Resistant Protection. 

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    Kerbel, Claudia

    1980-01-01

    Concerns. Flame-resistant clothes are sometimes different than those made of traditional fabrics. Some consumer complain of allergic reactions , decreased durability, a less desir able feel or hand, shrinkage problems, wrinkling and increased cost.... To gain satisfaction from FR purchases, carefully examine clothing before buying. Read the care instructions , look for labels stating maximum shrinkage of one percent and report any allergic reactions or poor fabric performance to the retailer...

  6. HOSPITAL VENTILATION STANDARDS AND ENERGY CONSERVATION: A REVIEW OF GOVERNMENTAL AND PRIVATE AGENCY ENERGY CONSERVATION INITIATIVES

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    Banks, Robert S.; Rainer, David

    1980-03-01

    This report presents the results of a recent research project originally concerned with review of governmental initiatives for changes to hospital design and operation standards at both the federal and state levels. However. it quickly became apparent that concern with energy conservation was not impacting hospital environmental standards, especially at the state level, irrespective of the energy implications. Consequently, the study was redirected to consider all energy conservation initiatives directed toward design and operating practices unique to the hospital environment. The scope was limited to agency programs (i.e., not undertaken at the initiative of individual hospitals), applicable to non-federal public and private hospitals.

  7. Providence Newberg Medical Center

    High Performance Buildings Database

    Newberg, Oregon In 2002, Providence Health & Services began planning a new 188,000 square foot medical center in Newberg, Oregon to respond to the growing community's need for accessible health care. Since this was Providence's first new hospital in almost thirty years, its leaders decided to approach the project through innovative planning, design, and construction, including the achievement of lifecycle energy savings and a potential LEED certification. The hospital is comprised of 40 inpatient beds with views out to the surrounding rural landscape or into lushly planted internal courtyards.

  8. The use of failure mode and effects analysis to construct an effective disposal and prevention mechanism for infectious hospital waste

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    Ho, Chao Chung, E-mail: ho919@pchome.com.tw [Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China); Liao, Ching-Jong [Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan (China)

    2011-12-15

    Highlights: > This study is based on a real case in a regional teaching hospital in Taiwan. > We use Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) as the evaluation method. > We successfully identify the risk factors of infectious waste disposal. > We propose plans for the detection of exceptional cases of infectious waste. - Abstract: In recent times, the quality of medical care has been continuously improving in medical institutions wherein patient-centred care has been emphasized. Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has also been promoted as a method of basic risk management and as part of total quality management (TQM) for improving the quality of medical care and preventing mistakes. Therefore, a study was conducted using FMEA to evaluate the potential risk causes in the process of infectious medical waste disposal, devise standard procedures concerning the waste, and propose feasible plans for facilitating the detection of exceptional cases of infectious waste. The analysis revealed the following results regarding medical institutions: (a) FMEA can be used to identify the risk factors of infectious waste disposal. (b) During the infectious waste disposal process, six items were scored over 100 in the assessment of uncontrolled risks: erroneous discarding of infectious waste by patients and their families, erroneous discarding by nursing staff, erroneous discarding by medical staff, cleaning drivers pierced by sharp articles, cleaning staff pierced by sharp articles, and unmarked output units. Therefore, the study concluded that it was necessary to (1) provide education and training about waste classification to the medical staff, patients and their families, nursing staff, and cleaning staff; (2) clarify the signs of caution; and (3) evaluate the failure mode and strengthen the effects.

  9. Early Childhood CARES Excited for 2013-2014 School Year

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    ://earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education to all childrenEarly Childhood CARES Excited for 2013-2014 School Year Early Childhood CARES returned from its summer break with its motors tuned and ready to roll for the 2013-2014 school year! Early Childhood CARES

  10. Assuring Children’s Accessto Pediatric Subspecialty Care in California

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    Gans, Daphna; Battistelli, Molly; Ramirez, Mark; Cabezas, Livier; Pourat, Nadereh

    2013-01-01

    pediatric subspecialty care through the training of such alternative providers as general pediatricians, nurse

  11. Caregiving:Caregiving: P idi C hilP idi C hilProviding Care whileProviding Care while

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    billion. (Walmart sales = $416 billion in 2011) Without this "informal" workforce, the entire health care

  12. Guidelines for the Development of Comprehensive Care Centers for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Guidance from the CARES Foundation Initiative

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    2010-01-01

    atric or adult endocrinologist or endocrine nurse specialistfrom infancy to adult care. At times, nurses, nurse

  13. The Economy of Internet-Based Hospitality Exchange

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    Tagiew, Rustam

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we analyze and compare general development and individual behavior on two non-profit internet-based hospitality exchange services -- bewelcome.org and warmshowers.org. We measure the effort needed to achieve a real-life interaction, whereby the advantages of mutual altruism arise. The effort needed is the communication quantified in units of time. Since the amount of effort is not obvious to individual users, the development of the effort investing strategy is investigated. The impact of individual behavior on general development is discussed.

  14. Story County Hospital Wind Farm | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EA EIS ReportEurope GmbHSoloPageBeforeCreek Wind Farm Jump to:StormHospital

  15. Large Hospital 50% Energy Savings: Technical Support Document

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    Bonnema, E.; Studer, D.; Parker, A.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

    2010-09-01

    This Technical Support Document documents the technical analysis and design guidance for large hospitals to achieve whole-building energy savings of at least 50% over ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2004 and represents a step toward determining how to provide design guidance for aggressive energy savings targets. This report documents the modeling methods used to demonstrate that the design recommendations meet or exceed the 50% goal. EnergyPlus was used to model the predicted energy performance of the baseline and low-energy buildings to verify that 50% energy savings are achievable. Percent energy savings are based on a nominal minimally code-compliant building and whole-building, net site energy use intensity. The report defines architectural-program characteristics for typical large hospitals, thereby defining a prototype model; creates baseline energy models for each climate zone that are elaborations of the prototype models and are minimally compliant with Standard 90.1-2004; creates a list of energy design measures that can be applied to the prototype model to create low-energy models; uses industry feedback to strengthen inputs for baseline energy models and energy design measures; and simulates low-energy models for each climate zone to show that when the energy design measures are applied to the prototype model, 50% energy savings (or more) are achieved.

  16. Problem Solving Framework Read the problem carefully.

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Minnesota, University of

    Problem Solving Framework Read the problem carefully. Draw a useful picture (sketch) that shows how identified in Step 1. 1. Understand the Problem 2. Analyze the Problem 3. Construct a Solution Apply constraint equations) to eliminate the unwanted unknowns? Use math (algebra/calculus) to solve for target

  17. CARES Helps Explain Secondary Organic Aerosols

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    Zaveri, Rahul

    2014-06-02

    What happens when urban man-made pollution mixes with what we think of as pristine forest air? To know more about what this interaction means for the climate, the Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study, or CARES, field campaign was designed in 2010. The sampling strategy during CARES was coordinated with CalNex 2010, another major field campaign that was planned in California in 2010 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the California Energy Commission (CEC). "We found two things. When urban pollution mixes with forest pollutions we get more secondary organic aerosols," said Rahul Zaveri, FCSD scientist and project lead on CARES. "SOAs are thought to be formed primarily from forest emissions but only when they interact with urban emissions. The data is saying that there will be climate cooling over the central California valley because of these interactions." Knowledge gained from detailed analyses of data gathered during the CARES campaign, together with laboratory experiments, is being used to improve existing climate models.

  18. Animal Care and Biosafety STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

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    Animal Care and Biosafety Committee 1 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES BUACBC-SOP-01 Fish technique for fish species. 1. Materials 1. Water, MS222TM A. Considerations 1. Tricane methanesulphonate (MS222TM) is one of the few anaesthetic registered for veterinary use on fish in Canada and has

  19. Blue Care Elect Enhanced Value (PPO)

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    Aalberts, Daniel P.

    Blue Care Elect SM Enhanced Value (PPO) Summary of Benefits Williams College An Association of Independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans This health plan meets Minimum Creditable Coverage Standards of your directory, call Member Service at the number on your ID card. ·Visit the Blue Cross Blue Shield

  20. CARES Helps Explain Secondary Organic Aerosols

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Zaveri, Rahul

    2014-03-28

    What happens when urban man-made pollution mixes with what we think of as pristine forest air? To know more about what this interaction means for the climate, the Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study, or CARES, field campaign was designed in 2010. The sampling strategy during CARES was coordinated with CalNex 2010, another major field campaign that was planned in California in 2010 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the California Energy Commission (CEC). "We found two things. When urban pollution mixes with forest pollutions we get more secondary organic aerosols," said Rahul Zaveri, FCSD scientist and project lead on CARES. "SOAs are thought to be formed primarily from forest emissions but only when they interact with urban emissions. The data is saying that there will be climate cooling over the central California valley because of these interactions." Knowledge gained from detailed analyses of data gathered during the CARES campaign, together with laboratory experiments, is being used to improve existing climate models.

  1. Understanding Hospital Admissions Close to the End of Life (ACE) Study

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    Morris, Zoë S; Fyfe, Miranda; Momen, Natalie; Hoare, Sarah; Barclay, Stephen

    2013-03-11

    - istrative areas, with different demographic profiles rele- vant to place of death, including access to services. The first area is largely rural, with a university city and larger towns and areas of significant social deprivation and af- fluence. The second... Pulmonary Disease, or cancer who die within 72 hours of admission to of the two hospitals. Patients will be identified retrospectively with help from the hospitals’ Bereavement Services. These Ser- vices receive the hospital notes and organise the death cer...

  2. Demonstration of Advanced Technologies for Multi-Load Washers in Hospitality and Healthcare -- Wastewater Recycling Technology

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    Boyd, Brian K.; Parker, Graham B.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Sullivan, Greg; Goetzler, W.; Foley, K. J.; Sutherland, T. A.

    2014-08-14

    The objective of this demonstration project was to evaluate market-ready retrofit technologies for reducing the energy and water use of multi-load washers in healthcare and hospitality facilities. Specifically, this project evaluated laundry wastewater recycling technology in the hospitality sector and ozone laundry technology in both the healthcare and hospitality sectors. This report documents the demonstration of a wastewater recycling system installed in the Grand Hyatt Seattle.

  3. The emergence of negotiated family care in intensive care - a grounded theory approach 

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    Kean, Susanne

    2007-01-01

    This thesis describes a qualitative enquiry into the experiences of families visiting an adult intensive care unit (ICU) during a critical illness of a family member and nurses’ perceptions of families in this environment. ...

  4. Uncovering opportunities for cost containment and operational improvements via shared practices between device manufacturer and hospital

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    Machinani, Suman

    2015-01-01

    Background: Medical device manufacturers (suppliers) and hospitals (providers) face financial and operational stressors exacerbated by recent healthcare reform. Providers now face the prospect of decreased reimbursements ...

  5. Rebuilding it Better: Greensburg, Kansas, Kiowa County Memorial Hospital (Brochure) (Revised)

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

    This brochure details the sustainable and green aspects of the LEED Platinum-designed Kiowa County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, Kansas.

  6. ORISE: WeB-MEDIS System Allows Hospitals to Gather and Track...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    WeB-MEDIS ORISE-developed system helps emergency responders and hospitals gather and track patient data during emergencies The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education...

  7. PRESIDENT'S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Panel on Transforming Health Care

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    Horvitz, Eric

    #12;PRESIDENT'S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Panel on Transforming Health Care February 2001 Transforming Health Care Through Information Technology REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT #12;c/o National Coordination Office for Information Technology Research & Development 4201 Wilson Boulevard

  8. A second opinion on U.S. health care reform

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    Chaufan, Claudia MD, PhD

    2010-01-01

    Cost Implications of Health Care Reform. N Engl J Med: p.opinion on U.S. health care reform Posted by PNHP on Friday,Obama argued that a model of reform as that implemented by

  9. Informal Care and Private Law: Governance or a Failure Thereof?

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    Sloan, Brian

    2015-01-01

    and Support Bill: Report (London: Stationery Offi ce, 2013) at para 41, online: United Kingdom Parliament . 8. Brian Sloan, Informal Carers and Private Law (Oxford: Hart... ) [Fineman, Th e Autonomy Myth]. See also e.g. Jonathan Herring, Caring and the Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013) [Herring, Caring and the Law]. 11. See generally Commission on Funding of Care and Support, supra note 4. C.f. the duty contained in Care...

  10. Child Care Provider Training Helping Early Childhood Educators

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    Child Care Provider Training Helping Early Childhood Educators Provide Quality Care for Today that were not conducted by Extension. In addition to the face-to-face conferences, early childhood educators at these conferences on a variety of topics related to child care. Online Training. Extension's Early Childhood

  11. The future of primary care : an engineering system approach to fix the U.S. health care system

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    Chong, Stéphane

    2009-01-01

    The ailing U.S. health care system faces two tremendous challenges: a rising health care bill and a growing number of uninsured individuals. Several policies have been enacted to tackle these challenges but they are ...

  12. Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care Ii (Mimic-Ii): A Public-Access Intensive Care Unit Database

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    Saeed, Mohammed

    Objective: We sought to develop an intensive care unit research database applying automated techniques to aggregate high-resolution diagnostic and therapeutic data from a large, diverse population of adult intensive care ...

  13. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR FORM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF HOSPITALIZATION CHARGES

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    Srivastava, Kumar Vaibhav

    . Place at which the patient availed hospitalization facility 8. Details of the amount claimed I. Medical Attendance (i) Charges for Pathological, Bacteriological, Radiological or other similar tests undertaken, Bacteriological, Radiological or other similar tests indicating: (a) The name of the hospital or laboratory

  14. AUTOMATED ANALYSIS OF VITAL SIGNS TO IDENTIFY PATIENTS WITH SUBSTANTIAL BLEEDING BEFORE HOSPITAL ARRIVAL

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    AUTOMATED ANALYSIS OF VITAL SIGNS TO IDENTIFY PATIENTS WITH SUBSTANTIAL BLEEDING BEFORE HOSPITAL at a hospital. Previous analysis suggested that prehospital vital signs contained patterns indicating, a computational platform for real-time analysis of vital signs, for identification of substantial bleeding

  15. Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals - 50% Energy Savings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Bonnema, E.; Leach, M.; Pless, S.

    2013-06-01

    This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals: Achieving 50% Energy Savings Toward a Net Zero Energy Building (AEDG-LH) ASHRAE et al. (2011b). The AEDG-LH is intended to provide recommendations for achieving 50% whole-building energy savings in large hospitals over levels achieved by following Standard 90.1-2004. The AEDG-LH was created for a 'standard' mid- to large-size hospital, typically at least 100,000 ft2, but the strategies apply to all sizes and classifications of new construction hospital buildings. Its primary focus is new construction, but recommendations may be applicable to facilities undergoing total renovation, and in part to many other hospital renovation, addition, remodeling, and modernization projects (including changes to one or more systems in existing buildings).

  16. HASKINS LABORATORIES FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT CLAIM FOR CHILD/DEPENDENT CARE EXPENSES

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    Period Covered Name, Address Taxpayer ID Amount incurred Total Dependent Care Expense Claims Enclose or other taxpayer ID number of the child care provider Care Provider Care Provider ID# Reimbursement cannot

  17. Implementing an integrated pest management (IPM) program in child care centers: A qualitative study

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    Kalmar, E; Ivey, SL; Bradman, A; Leonard, V; Alkon, A

    2015-01-01

    care centers. Early Childhood Education Journal, 31(2), 91–2012). The early childhood care and education workforce:

  18. The role of health information technology in early accountable care organizations in the United States

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    Wu, Frances M.

    2014-01-01

    of care, and to reduce the per capita cost of careand reducing the per capita cost of health care. Some

  19. HOSPITAL VENTILATION STANDARDS AND ENERGY CONSERVATION: A SUMMARY OF THE LITERATURE WITH CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, FY 78 FINAL REPORT

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    DeRoos, R.L.

    2011-01-01

    67: 49-57, CANZLER, B. Air conditioning in the hospital. 39(CECCATELLI, M. Air conditioning plant for operating suites.1973. CLARK, R. P. Air conditioning in hospital wards and

  20. A medium-rise 1970’s maternity hospital in the east of England: resilience and adaptation to climate change

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    Short, C. Alan; Giridharan, Renganathan; Lomas, Kevin J.

    2015-01-30

    study project for the ‘Design and Delivery of Robust Hospitals in a Changing Climate’ (DeDeRHECC) project, pursuing the methodology developed for that research. Environmental data was collected within representative spaces within the hospital, with some...

  1. Re-organisation of oesophago-gastric cancer care in England: progress and remaining challenges

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    Palser, Tom R; Cromwell, David A; Hardwick, Richard H; Riley, Stuart A; Greenaway, Kimberley; Allum, William; van der Meulen, Jan HP

    2009-11-12

    for Cancer Services London: Her Maj- esty's Stationary Office; 2004. 11. The Royal College of Radiologists: Good Practice Guide for Clinical Oncologists 2nd edition. London: The Royal College of Radiologists; 2003. 12. National Cancer Action Team: National... Research 2009, 9:204 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/9/204 their surgical inpatients and 41 (33%) did not perform any formal nutritional assessment before starting treat- ment. Discussion Since the publication of the Improving Outcomes Guid- ance [5...

  2. Inpatient Treatment of Children and Adolescents

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    Barfield, Sharon T.; Petr, Chris

    2001-10-01

    protocols differed, but components tended to include varying degrees of: Behavior modification; milieu-based treatment; individual and family therapy; therapeutic, psycho-educational, and family groups; medication, spiritual awareness and recreational... from other An impressionistic descriptive, and of four homes and three treatment placements because of staff, peers, and community. evaluation of the phenomenological combined classes utilizing Milieu Therapy to However, the initial placement...

  3. SRS employees devote time to 'Days of Caring' | National Nuclear...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    devote time to 'Days of Caring' | National Nuclear Security Administration Facebook Twitter Youtube Flickr RSS People Mission Managing the Stockpile Preventing Proliferation...

  4. Holy Cross Energy- WE CARE Renewable Energy Rebate Program

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Holy Cross Energy's WE CARE (With Efficiency, Conservation And Renewable Energy) Program offers an incentive for customers who install renewable energy generation for net metering at their premises...

  5. The Prevalence and Incremental Costs of Healthcare Associated Infections for Individuals Admitted for Potentially Preventable Hospitalization 

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    Lorden, Andrea L

    2014-07-28

    Since there is a limited literature base concerning individuals admitted with a potentially preventable hospitalization (PPH) who acquired a healthcare associated infection (HAI), this research identified the prevalence and costs of individuals...

  6. Atendimento O cenrio o Setor de Radiologia do Hospital Universitrio da UFSC. Uma das salas

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    Floeter, Sergio Ricardo

    Atendimento humanizado #12;O cenário é o Setor de Radiologia do Hospital Universitário da UFSC. Uma à mostra. O alvará sanitário do Serviço de Radiologia, revela o documento fixado na parede, teve

  7. THE IMPACT OF WORK UNIT AND ORGANIZATION SUPPORT ON HOSPITAL PATIENT SAFETY

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    Kemper, Carol Ann

    2009-01-27

    Based on the construct of a culture of safety, the study purpose was to discern the relationships between Organization Support (OS) and Work Unit Support (WS) on Hospital Patient Safety. OS and WS were operationalized ...

  8. The effect on hospital air-conditioning system operation of soiled system elements

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    Olson, R.W.

    1986-01-01

    Air-Conditioning systems in a hospital are a crucial element in maintaining a safe and healthy environment. A clean, adequate supply of air is generally provided in the initial construction of the facility or during space remodeling. The presence of dirt or lint on the elements of the air-conditioning system reduces the available air volume and reduces the effectiveness of the heat exchanger surfaces. The ability of the air system to absorb moisture is also impaired and results in fogging and other moisture problems. This paper reviews (1) methods of identifying the condition and cleanliness of hospital air-conditioning systems; (2) methods of cleaning the elements of the hospital air-conditioning system; and (3) the effects on performance of dirt and lint in hospital air-conditioning systems.

  9. Nonprofit Hospitals’ Approach to Community Health Needs Assessment: A Mixed Methods Study 

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    Pennel, Cara LeAnne

    2014-07-15

    are fulfilling this relatively new IRS requirement. The first paper presents findings based on the review, evaluation, and scoring of ninety-five CHNA/implementation strategies reports completed by Texas nonprofit hospitals. Reports were evaluated and scored...

  10. Researchers Use RFID to Fight SIDS This system would be especially useful in hospital

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    NEWS Researchers Use RFID to Fight SIDS This system would be especially useful in hospital Vendors> Page 1 of 2RFID Journal - Researchers Use RFID to Fight SIDS - RFID (Radio Frequency Identifica

  11. CEE 812 Structural Engineering Seminar Series DMC Heart Hospital Pedestrian Bridge

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    CEE 812 ­ Structural Engineering Seminar Series DMC Heart Hospital Pedestrian Bridge by Carrie of the pedestrian bridge truss HSS connections for design and fabrication. It will further explore the challenges

  12. Energy Conservation Recommendations, Implementation Costs, and Projected Paybacks for Georgia's Targeted Schools and Hospitals Conservation Program 

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    Brown, M. L.; Moore, D. M.

    1988-01-01

    During the past year the Georgia Tech Research Institute performed technical assistance studies on over 100 school and hospital buildings under a program funded by the Governor's Office of Energy Resources. This program is known as the Targeted...

  13. A plan for Metropolitan State Hospital : imagery as a therapy for an institution

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    McMurrin, Sterling James

    1988-01-01

    This thesis is both text and illustration to describe the process of transforming a state mental institution from an outdated, outmoded, conventional hospital into a living community. The goal of the project is to develop ...

  14. Media Framing Of U.S. Health Care Reform: A New Era Or Reinforcing Dominant Ideologies Of Health And The Health Care System?

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    Jaworski, Beth Kristen

    2012-01-01

    values shaping today’s health reform debate. Health Affairs,back on health care reform: “No easy choices. ” Healthopinion and health care reform. Defining Ideas. Retrieved

  15. At-a-Glance: Comparing the 2014 Medicare Supplement, PPO and...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    10% (deductible waived) Medicare pays all but very limited coinsurance for outpatient drugs and inpatient respite care, member will be responsible for the balance. Short-Term...

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    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    78 217 35 Q Q Food Service ... 297 296 203 282 105 20 65 Health Care ... 129 129 82 129 43 10 19 Inpatient...

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    226 188 94 68 Q N Food Service ... 297 282 94 149 Q Q Health Care ... 129 124 49 65 Q 1 Inpatient...

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    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    159 48 56 Food Service ... 297 296 283 239 90 219 118 53 Health Care ... 129 116 23 14 7 11 110 25 Inpatient...

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    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Q N Q 46 Q Food Service ... 297 282 26 125 28 Q 36 103 Q Health Care ... 129 124 22 61 21 1 22 28 Q Inpatient...

  20. Perspectives of Foster-Care Providers, Service Provicers, and Judges Regarding Privtized Foster-Care Services

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    Humphrey, Kristen R.; Turnbull, Ann P.; Turnbull, H. Rutherford

    2006-01-01

    designed to control utilization or costs of services (Scallet, Brach, & Steel, 1997). Generally, pro- viders in a managed care contract accept a fixed compensation rate for a range of services for a particular group of clients (Wul- czyn, 2000). Controlling... in place for the youth (e.g., visi- tation, therapy, psychological evaluation); court orders in place for the parents (e.g., visitation, therapy, drug/alcohol evaluation, parenting classes); whether siblings were also in out-of-home placement; the past...

  1. Factors Associated With Newly Graduated Nurses' Intent to Leave Current Position in U.S. Acute Care Hospitals: A Descriptive Research Study Using Secondary Data Analysis

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    Meyer, Mary N.

    2014-08-31

    in new nurses. Two unit-based factors, unit-type and the nurse-nurse relationship were associated with new nurse ITLcp. New nurses working on adult medical surgical units had comparatively higher ITLcp than their peers in neonatal, pediatrics, or critical...

  2. Exploring the Concept of Seismic Resilience for Acute Care Facilities

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    Bruneau, Michel

    Exploring the Concept of Seismic Resilience for Acute Care Facilities Michel Bruneau,a... M.EERI, and Andrei Reinhorn,b... M.EERI This paper explores the operational and physical resilience of acute care of the conceptualization of a framework to enhance the seismic resilience of communities Bruneau et al. 2003 , seismic

  3. EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION: ECONOMIC IMPACTS IN DANE COUNTY

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    Radeloff, Volker C.

    1 EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION: ECONOMIC IMPACTS IN DANE COUNTY Prepared by: Gail Kiles on early childhood care and education (ECE) as a social welfare or human capital tool. While these points local sectors. These numbers give concrete support to early childhood and education's economic

  4. University of California Davis Health Care System Nurse Practitioner

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    -C TITLE: Nurse Practitioner II SPECIALTY: Adult Neurology, Deep brain stimulation program ADDRESS: UCUniversity of California Davis Health Care System Nurse Practitioner LAURA SPERRY MSN, RN, ANP Care System Nurse Practitioner LAURA SPERRY MSN, RN, ANP-C RECENT PUBLICATIONS: Zhang, L., & Sperry, L

  5. Explaining The Operation of A Home Care System

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    Turner, Ken

    (e.g. for communication, speech input-output, or weather forecasts). A home care system is able are living normally at home. For example, non-intrusive sensing can confirm that the individual is sleepingExplaining The Operation of A Home Care System Kenneth J. Turner, Computing Science and Mathematics

  6. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR USE WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION NUMBER: B 1.01 Page 1 of 2 INFECTION CONTROL of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), Correctional Managed Health Care (CMHC) shall establish and maintain

  7. Health Information Systems for Primary Health Care: Thinking About Participation

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    Sahay, Sundeep

    Health Information Systems for Primary Health Care: Thinking About Participation Elaine Byrne in supporting primary health care functioning, the design, development and implementation of these systems of complexity in the primary health system make the task of design, development and use of IS for primary health

  8. (c) 2015 Northwest Natural Health A Specialty Care Clinic

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    Brent, Roger

    1 (c) 2015 Northwest Natural Health A Specialty Care Clinic Dan Labriola ND Lisa Price ND Tara A Specialty Care Clinic 6 Most Common CAM Therapies in the US · Energy healing therapy/Reiki* · Guided imagery. Reiki is an energy medicine practice that originated in Japan #12;(c) 2015 Northwest Natural Health

  9. Health and Pre-Professional Health care is currently Canada's

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    Health and Pre-Professional Health care is currently Canada's second-largest service industry. In addition to traditional health-related roles (e.g., physician, nurse, dentist, pharmacist), a wealth of new health care careers are opening as a result of recent scientific, medical and technological advances

  10. UI Health Care Administration 11/2015 VPMA Administrative Structure

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    Peate, David W.

    1 UI Health Care Administration 11/2015 VPMA Administrative Structure Dean, CCOM Debra A. Schwinn Privacy Officer Debbie Thoman UI Health Care Board of Advisors Assoc VP for UI Health Alliance Ronald J. Weigel, MD, PhD Corporate Services Asst VP for eHealth & Innovation Patrick Brophy, MD Asst VP for Health

  11. g:\\self care\\cold sore throat cough allergy 8/08 SELF CARE CHECK LIST FOR COLD, SORE

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    g:\\self care\\cold sore throat cough allergy 8/08 SELF CARE CHECK LIST FOR COLD, SORE THROAT, COUGH worse? NO YES Do you have chest pain, wheezing or any difficulty with breathing? NO YES Are you coughing, hacky cough? Expectorant (guaifenesin/Robitussin) Cough suppressant (dextromethorphan/ DM) Do you have

  12. The Impact of EHR and Teamwork on Care Transitions and Patient Outcomes

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    Graetz, Ilana

    2012-01-01

    adult primary care team members, including physicians, nurses, andadult primary care team members working at KPNC, including physicians, nurseadult primary care clinicians working in the IDS, including physicians (MD or DO), nurse

  13. Implementing an integrated pest management (IPM) program in child care centers: A qualitative study

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Kalmar, E; Ivey, SL; Bradman, A; Leonard, V; Alkon, A

    2015-01-01

    Care and Education Programs, Third Edition, and the U.S.edition of Caring for our Children, national health and safety perfor- mance standards for out-of-home child care programs,

  14. Responding to traveling patients' seasonal demands for health care services in the Veterans Health Administration

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    Al-Haque, Shahed

    2013-01-01

    The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides care to over eight million Veterans and operates over 1,700 sites of care distributed across twenty-one regional networks in the United States. Health care providers within ...

  15. Californians Newly Eligible for Medi-Cal under Health Care Reform

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    Pourat, Nadereh; Martinez, Ana E.; Kominski, Gerald F.

    2011-01-01

    for Medi-Cal under Health Care Reform Nadereh Pourat, Ana E.implementation of health care reform by incorporating manyCal under Health Care Reform. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center

  16. Variability in the Initial Costs of Care and One-Year Outcomes of Observation Services

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    Abbass, Ibrahim

    2015-01-01

    Variability in the initial costs of care across theVariability in the Initial Costs of Care and One-Yearis associated with lower costs and comparable level of care

  17. Demonstration of Advanced Technologies for Multi-Load Washers in Hospitality and Healthcare -- Ozone Based Laundry Systems

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Boyd, Brian K.; Parker, Graham B.; Petersen, Joseph M.; Sullivan, Greg; Goetzler, W.; Sutherland, T. A.; Foley, K. J.

    2014-08-14

    The objective of this demonstration project was to evaluate market-ready retrofit technologies for reducing the energy and water use of multi-load washers in healthcare and hospitality facilities. Specifically, this project evaluated laundry wastewater recycling technology in the hospitality sector and ozone laundry technology in both the healthcare and hospitality sectors. This report documents the demonstration of ozone laundry system installations at the Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Rogerson House assisted living facility in Boston, Massachusetts.

  18. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report. Volume 3. For G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1982-09-01

    Presented are the project description, list of participants, and system specifications for the intermediate photovoltaic project at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii.

  19. Technical Support Document: Development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities--30% Guide

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    Bonnema, E.; Doebber, I.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

    2010-03-01

    This Technical Support Document describes the process and methodology for the development of the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities.

  20. An Open Letter to our Future Students in “Narrative and the Caring Professions”

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    2012-01-01

    NARRATIVE AND THE CARING PROFESSIONS Dear future students:Narrative and the Caring Professions. ” Although part of ourthrough all of these professions: a commitment to serving

  1. HIV Discrimination in Dental Care: Results of a Discrimination Testing Study In Los Angeles County

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    Sears, Brad; Cooper, Christian; Younai, Fariba S.; Donohoe, Tom

    2011-01-01

    et al. , Perceived Discrimination in Clinical Care in aId. Brad Sears, HIV Discrimination in Health Care ServicesHighlights: Fighting Discrimination Against Persons with

  2. HIV Discrimination in Dental Care: Results of a Testing Study in Los Angeles Study

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    Sears, Brad; Cooper, Christian; Younai, Fariba S.; Donohoe, Tom

    2012-01-01

    et al. , Perceived Discrimination in Clinical Care in a809. Spring 2012] HIV DISCRIMINATION IN DENTAL CARE severalthey attributed the discrimination to another characteristic

  3. Phone/Fax Investigations OSHA carefully prioritizes all complaints it

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    with the response, OSHA generally will not conduct an on-site inspection. Onsite Inspections Preparation or the hospitalization of three or more employees--come next. Employers must report such catastrophes to OSHA within 8, fair and effective enforcement of safety and health requirements in the workplace. OSHA inspectors

  4. Exploratory Use of Microaerosol Decontamination Technology (PAEROSOL) in Enclosed, Unoccupied Hospital Setting

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    Rainina, Evguenia I.; McCune, D. E.; Luna, Maria L.; Cook, J. E.; Soltis, Michele A.; Demons, Samandra T.; Godoy-Kain, Patricia; Weston, J. H.

    2012-05-31

    The goal of this study was to validate the previously observed high biological kill performance of PAEROSOL, a semi-dry, micro-aerosol decontamination technology, against common HAI in a non-human subject trial within a hospital setting of Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington. In addition to validating the disinfecting efficacy of PAEROSOL, the objectives of the trial included a demonstration of PAEROSOL environmental safety, (i.e., impact to hospital interior materials and electronic equipment exposed during testing) and PAEROSOL parameters optimization for future deployment.

  5. Advances in Plasmonic Technologies for Point of Care Applications

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    Tokel, Onur

    Demand for accessible and affordable healthcare for infectious and chronic diseases present significant challenges for providing high-value and effective healthcare. Traditional approaches are expanding to include point-of-care ...

  6. 2012 NC Mobile CARE Awards April 20, 2012

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    provided technology assessment and commercialization services to notable clients such as NASA. Our Judges2012 NC Mobile CARE Awards April 20, 2012 Background: The NC Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy

  7. Phylogenetic constraint on male parental care in the dabbling ducks

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    Johnson, Kevin P.

    Phylogenetic constraint on male parental care in the dabbling ducks Kevin P. Johnson1 {, Frank Mc as being constrained (Gould & Lewontin 1979; Bell 1987; Wagner 1995; Podos 1997). Good empirical examples

  8. Active Social Media Management: The Case of Health Care

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    Miller, Amalia R.

    Given the demand for authentic personal interactions over social media, it is unclear how much firms should actively manage their social media presence. We study this question empirically in a health care setting. We show ...

  9. Aerosol optical hygroscopicity measurements during the 2010 CARES campaign

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    Atkinson, D. B.

    Measurements of the effect of water uptake on particulate light extinction or scattering made at two locations during the 2010 Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) study around Sacramento, CA are ...

  10. Greenville VA Health Care Center Thomas S. Delaney, Administrator

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    Bier, Martin

    coordinator, and the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). HUD/VASH Homeless Program HUD-VASH represents a collaboration between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and VA Supportive Housing (VASH

  11. Marketing Communications Plan for Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc.

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    Kelly, Sarah; Kim, Sungtae; Mowder, Alicia; Smith, Carmen; Vaughn, Joshua

    2012-05-08

    Graduate students at the University of Kansas worked closely with Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Inc. (CHC Kansas) to develop a strategic marketing communications plan for the organization. The primary goal of the marketing ...

  12. Wendy Sue Swanson: Better Health Care Through Blogging

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    Bushman, Frederic

    Wendy Sue Swanson: Better Health Care Through Blogging Scientist + Artist = Les Dutton The Brain Prescribes . . . Information | By Martha Ledger An alumna who blogs under the name Seattle Mama Doc believes

  13. Insuring Long-Term Care in the United States

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    Finkelstein, Amy

    Long-term care expenditures constitute one of the largest uninsured financial risks facing the elderly in the United States and thus play a central role in determining the retirement security of elderly Americans. In this ...

  14. University of California Davis Health Care System Nurse Practitioner

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    Ferrara, Katherine W.

    University of California Davis Health Care System Nurse Practitioner JULIE JORGENSON MSN, RN, FNP, ANP, GNP TITLE: Nurse Practitioner II SPECIALTY: Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Neurology ADDRESS: UC INTERESTS: Pediatric and Adult Epilepsy EDUCATION: 1982 California State University Chico BSN Chico

  15. Before the House Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care ...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Care & Entitlements - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 4-30-14ChristopherSmith FT HOGR.pdf More Documents & Publications Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power...

  16. The Political Economy of Health Care Problems in Nigeria

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    Ityavyar, Dennis A.

    1983-01-01

    the comparison between Nigeria and Tanzania are taken from:and Economic Changes in Nigeria and the Organization ofOF HEALTH CARE PROBLEMS IN NIGERIA by Dennis A. Ityavyar The

  17. The Role of Informatics in Health Care Reform

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    Rubin, Daniel L.

    The Role of Informatics in Health Care Reform Yueyi I. Liu, MD, PhD, Daniel L. Rubin, MD, MS reform. Informatics is crucial in tackling this challenge. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

  18. How Did Health Care Reform in Massachusetts Impact Insurance Premiums?

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    Graves, John A.

    It is widely recognized that the 2006 Massachusetts health reforms served as a blueprint for national reform under the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). As such, there is interest in using the Massachusetts experience to ...

  19. A Look at Health Care Buildings - Index Page

    Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (EIA)

    Health Care Home: A Look at CBECS Building Activities How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them? Are...

  20. A Look at Health Care Buildings - How large are they

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Large? Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them? Are they...

  1. A Look at Health Care Buildings - How old are they

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Old? Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them? Are they on...

  2. A Look at Health Care Buildings - Where are they located

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Location Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them? Are they...

  3. Understanding the German Health Care System and Medical Education 

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    Hasenbalg, Maytee 1991-

    2012-04-24

    The United States is the only technologically advanced, industrialized country that fails to provide all of its citizenry with health care coverage.1 In 2010, an estimated 16.3% of Americans (approximately 50 million ...

  4. http://www.hsj.co.uk/ PCTs consider alternative to homeopathic hospitals

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    Colquhoun, David

    in the NHS means we are seen as a soft target. #12;'We are funded by lots of small contracts Hospital is also experiencing a severe cut in funding, following the cancellation of contracts by commissioning PCTs. Contract terminated Brent PCT has terminated its contract with the Royal London

  5. Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference Portable Equipment Management in Hospitals

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    Rossetti, Manuel D.

    . Introduction Asset management is a critical part of a hospital's logistical operations. Large quantities categories: asset management, inventory management, authenticity management, identity management and process management [2]. The scope of this study falls into asset management, which involves tracking and managing

  6. Interactive Visualization of Hospital Contact Network Data on Multi-touch Displays

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    Wyman, Chris

    in the United States every year. Understanding how infections spread in hospitals is critical to reducing of more than 100,000 people a year in the United States [2]. Epidemiologists are beginning to explore's research suggests the local water pump to be the origin of the epidemic [17]. Snow later plots the deaths

  7. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

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    -mail: Hospital or Office Home 7. Country of Citizenship 8. If you are not a citizen of the United States orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment may review The University of Iowa Campus Security Policy and annual crime statistics by contacting

  8. Acute poisoning is a common reason for visits to emergency departments and for hospitalization

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    Bushman, Frederic

    ACUTE POISONING jUNE 2012, Issue 6 Acute poisoning is a common reason for visits to emergency departments and for hospitalization worldwide. The prevalence of acute poisoning in Southern Africa varies between 1 and 17%1 and available evidence from Botswana suggests that acute poisoning ranks third among

  9. Evaluation of AFBC co-firing of coal and hospital wastes

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    Not Available

    1991-02-01

    The purpose of this program is to expand the use of coal by utilizing CFB (circulating fluidized bed) technology to provide an environmentally safe method for disposing of waste materials. Hospitals are currently experiencing a waste management crisis. In many instances, they are no longer permitted to burn pathological and infectious wastes in incinerators. Older hospital incinerators are not capable of maintaining the stable temperatures and residence times necessary in order to completely destroy toxic substances before release into the atmosphere. In addition, the number of available landfills which can safely handle these substances is decreasing each year. The purpose of this project is to conduct necessary research investigating whether the combustion of the hospital wastes in a coal-fired circulating fluidized bed boiler will effectively destroy dioxins and other hazardous substances before release into the atmosphere. If this is proven feasible, in light of the quantity of hospital wastes generated each year, it would create a new market for coal -- possibly 50 million tons/year.

  10. OSU Veterinary Medicine Hospital The Equine Service of the OSU Veterinary Medical

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    D student in the Department of Forensic Sciences at OSU-Tulsa. House Officer Seminars Two house officer Hospital. Lydia Gentry, DVM, will present "Using Cardiac Biomarkers in Small Animal Practice." Dr. Gentry is a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Intern mentored by Dr. Ryan Baumwart. Allison Wilson, DVM

  11. Relating Weather Types to Asthma-Related Hospital Admissions in New York State

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Relating Weather Types to Asthma-Related Hospital Admissions in New York State Cameron C. Lee,1 Scott C. Sheridan,1 and Shao Lin2 1 Kent State University, Kent, OH 2 New York State Department) throughout New York State. Results indicate that a cold and dry WT in autumn corresponds to increased asthma

  12. Recent Announcement for UW and Seattle Children's Hospital employees: Housing with no on-site childcare!

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    before the general public. Background The University and Children's Hospital have a shared interest: Almost 40% of all faculty members who responded to the 2008 LCVI survey reported being impacted by a lack work-family conflict, and more men than women see the environment as supportive. But lest we think

  13. University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Internal Medicine Residency Program, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg, Texas

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    Nicholson, Bruce J.

    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Internal Medicine Residency Program, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg, Texas The University of Texas Health Science Center at San in the Internal Medicine Residency Program of the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Edinburg, Texas. This residency

  14. IT adoption in hospitals : social networking, governance and the clockspeed of change

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    Samarth, Chandrika N. (Chandrika Nayantara)

    2007-01-01

    The healthcare industry is expanding swiftly and total healthcare expenditures are expected to reach 18% of GDP by 2008. However there exist steep variances in quality of care and high incidences of medical error. This has ...

  15. Health Care Reform: What School Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

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    Weber, David J.

    Health Care Reform: What School Mental Health Professionals Need to Know On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health care reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law (P.L. 111-148). This major reform to health care certainly has had and will continue to have

  16. HEALTH CARE SURROGATE APPOINTMENT 1. I, _______________________________________, understand that the attending physician of

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    Shyu, Mei-Ling

    HEALTH CARE SURROGATE APPOINTMENT 1. I, _______________________________________, understand that ____________________________________ lacks the capacity to make health care decisions or provide informed consent. 2. To the best of my a health care surrogate (or designated health care surrogate is unwilling or unable to act). 3. I am

  17. Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph's is one of the best academic health care organizations in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the

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    Lennard, William N.

    in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease care, St. Joseph's is one of the best academic health care organizations in Canada dedicated to helping

  18. Pinellas Plant: Child Care/Partnership School safety assessment

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    NONE

    1989-11-01

    The Albuquerque Operations Office through the Pinellas Plant Area Office is involved in a joint venture to establish a Partnership School and a Day Care Facility at the Plant. The venture is unique in that it is based on a partnership with the local county school system. The county school system will provide the teachers, supplies and classroom furnishings for the operation of the school for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first and second grade during regular school hours. The Government will provide the facility and its normal operating and maintenance costs. A Day Care Facility will also be available for children from infancy through the second grade for outside school hours. The day care will be operated as a non-profit corporation. Fees paid by parents with children in the day care center will cove the cost of staff, food, supplies and liability insurance. Again, the government will provide the facility and its normal operating and maintenance costs. Between 75 and 90 children are expected in the first year of operation. The Partnership School will consist of one class each for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade. Second grade will be added in 1990. The total estimated number of children for both the Child Care and Partnership School should not exceed 200 children. Expected benefits include reduced absenteeism, tardiness and turnover and thus increased productivity. The program will be an asset in recruiting and retaining the best workforce. Other benefits include improved education for the children.

  19. Antiplatelet treatment compared with anticoagulation treatment for cervical artery dissection (CADISS): a randomised trial

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    The CADISS trial investigators

    2015-02-12

    this randomised open-label parallel randomised trial at hospitals with specialised stroke or neurology services in the UK (n=39) and Australia (n=7). The full study protocol has been previously published.12 We enrolled patients from inpatient or outpatient... Hospital, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury (3; Isle Burger), King’s College Hospital, London (9; Lalit Kalra), Leeds General Hospital, Leeds (6; Ahamed Hassan), Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton (1; Christopher Price), Newcastle Hospitals NHS...

  20. Target Value Design: Applications to Newborn Intensive Care Units 

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    Rybkowski, Zofia K.; Shepley, Mardelle McCuskey; Ballard, H. Glenn

    2015-02-08

    cost management. Austin, TX: Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing International. Arthur, J. (2011). Lean six sigma for hospitals: Simple steps to fast, affordable, flawless healthcare. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ASTM. (2006). Standard practice... decisions. This is particularly evident when design teams are considering the transition from open-bay NICUs to single-family-room (SFR) units. This paper introduces the guiding principles behind target value design (TVD)—a price-led design methodology...

  1. RESEARCH PATIENT CARE COSTS --NIH(RC)-11 (a) Research patient care costs are the costs of routine and ancillary services provided to patients

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    Ungerleider, Leslie G.

    RESEARCH PATIENT CARE COSTS -- NIH(RC)-11 (a) Research patient care costs are the costs of routine) Patient care costs shall be computed in a manner consistent with the principles and procedures used by the Medicare Program for determining the part of Medicare reimbursement based on reasonable costs

  2. LED Surgical Task Lighting Scoping Study: A Hospital Energy Alliance Project

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    Tuenge, Jason R.

    2011-01-17

    Tungsten-halogen (halogen) lamps have traditionally been used to light surgical tasks in hospitals, even though they are in many respects ill-suited to the application due to the large percentage of radiant energy outside the visible spectrum and issues with color rendering/quality. Light-emitting diode (LED) technology offers potential for adjustable color and improved color rendition/quality, while simultaneously reducing side-effects from non-visible radiant energy. It also has the potential for significant energy savings, although this is a fairly narrow application in the larger commercial building energy use sector. Based on analysis of available products and Hospital Energy Alliance member interest, it is recommended that a product specification and field measurement procedure be developed for implementation in demonstration projects.

  3. Development of design strategies to support evacuation process of hospital buildings in united states 

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    Kader, Sharmin

    2009-05-15

    University of Engineering and Technology Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Ifte Choudhury Dr. Sarel Lavy The complete evacuation of hospital facilities is always a difficult and complex process. It has always been considered a last resort during any..., and ability to function during the evacuation. Among them, the evacuation warning time is the most important factor. For example, hurricanes and floods present threats that may allow some time for evacuation, but tsunamis allowing less time and earthquakes...

  4. SW SWGIBBS ST / SAM JACKSON PARK RD RDSW US VETERANS HOSPITAL RD

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    BR B SW SWGIBBS ST / SAM JACKSON PARK RD SW SAM JACKSO N PARK RDSW US VETERANS HOSPITAL RD SW GAINES ST SW6THAVE SW CAMPUS DR SW USVETERANSHOSPITALRD SW CAM PUS DR SWTERWILLIGERBLVD 3 1 2 6 4 5 9 7 8.ohsu.edu/map From Lake Oswego/Sellwood Bridge area · Travel north on S.W. Macadam Ave. · Turn left onto S.W

  5. SW SWGIBBS ST / SAM JACKSON PARK RD RDSW US VETERANS HOSPITAL RD

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    BR B B2 8 EM C SW SWGIBBS ST / SAM JACKSON PARK RD SW SAM JACKSO N PARK RDSW US VETERANS HOSPITAL RD SW GAINES ST SW6THAVE SW CAMPUS DR SW USVETERANSHOSPITALRD SW CAM PUS DR SWTERWILLIGERBLVD 3 1 2 6 HILL OHSU interactive map: www.ohsu.edu/map From Lake Oswego/Sellwood Bridge area · Travel north on S.W

  6. Leaving care and mental health: outcomes for children in out-of-home care during the transition to adulthood

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    Akister, Jane; Owens, Matt; Goodyer, Ian M.

    2010-05-12

    , and also do not get identi- fied as possibly needing mental health rather than social care services. The issue of identifying when to bring in expertise from other agencies is also reported by Pente- cost and Wood surveying 440 child care social workers... that the mental health facilities available would fail to meet the child's needs and a lack of local authority resources. Other stud- ies have found a lack of structured assessments of the child in Children's Social Services Departments [32]. The use...

  7. Main Chamber Pressure why do we care about it?

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    Pitcher, C. S.

    Main Chamber Pressure why do we care about it? - neutrals in the main chamber imply a particle-surface interaction there which may result in impurity production and erosion - neutrals in the main chamber may.main chamber recycling 3.ion flux to the upper part of the outer plate 4.upper divertor leakage #12

  8. Electricity Innovation and Health Care in the Developing World

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    for a new energy education policy pathway for electricity innovation. Mechtenberg's research focusesElectricity Innovation and Health Care in the Developing World Friday, December 7, 2012 12:00 - 1 and Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University Unreliable electrical infrastructures threaten global health

  9. CodeBlue: Wireless Sensor Networks for Emergency Medical Care

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    Malan, David J.

    microcontroller, 4 KB RAM, 128 KB ROM · FSK radio up to 19.2 Kbps, range > 100m · 15-20mA active (5-6 days), 15µ-lead EKG Wireless Ad-Hoc Routing for Critical Care Path to nearest EMT Prioritized path Critical patient · Dynamic route discovery · Prioritize path for critical patients · Security · Adaptive energy conservation

  10. VitalDust: Wireless Sensor Networks for Emergency Medical Care

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    Malan, David J.

    radio up to 19.2 Kbps, range > 100m · 15-20mA active (5-6 days), 15µA sleeping (21 years, but limited Service Event Notification Wireless Ad-Hoc Routing for Critical Care Path to nearest EMT Prioritized path Critical patient · Dynamic route discovery · Prioritize path for critical patients · Security · Adaptive

  11. May 4, 2011 Health Care Professional (HX) Unit Salary Increases

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    May 4, 2011 Health Care Professional (HX) Unit Salary Increases Pursuant to the UC-UPTE settlement unit will receive a salary increase effective May 1, 2011, for biweekly- and monthly-paid employees. Range Adjustment Salary ranges for all job titles in the HX bargaining unit will be adjusted by 1

  12. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR USE WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION NUMBER: E 1.01 Page 1 of 2 INFORMATION ON HEALTH SERVICES Effective Date: 04/01/01 POLICY: University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), Correctional

  13. Page 2--Caring Headlines --September 3, 2009 Jeanette Ives Erickson

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    de Bakker, Paul

    Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, senior vice president for Patient Care and chief nurse Patient and family, administrators, former patients or fam- ily members, parents of pediatric patients, and/or members......................................................2 ·Patient and Family Advisory Councils The Knight Nursing Center

  14. Health Care Costs Associated with Violence in Pennsylvania 1994

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    Songer, Thomas J.

    and amongst institutions in Pennsylvania. Perhaps the category of violence most poorly understood is domestic health care costs. Data sources used to identify information specific to Pennsylvania include major categories of violence; inter-personal violence including, homicide, aggravated assault, rape

  15. December 7, 2010 Health Care Professional (HX) Unit Salary Increases

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    December 7, 2010 Health Care Professional (HX) Unit Salary Increases Pursuant to the UC) bargaining unit will receive salary increases in January. The following increases will be effective. Range Adjustment Salary ranges for all job titles in the HX bargaining unit will be adjusted by 2

  16. TRANSFORMING THE WAY HEALTH CARE IS MANAGED AROUND THE WORLD

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    Shoubridge, Eric

    IMHL TRANSFORMING THE WAY HEALTH CARE IS MANAGED AROUND THE WORLD #12;proviDing the opportunity to conceive solutions For organizations Leadership in the health field requires the ability to transform to explore the possibilities of transformation by focusing on five leadership "mindsets": Broadening

  17. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR USE WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION NUMBER: C 1.00 Page 1 of 1 UCHC/CMHC EMPLOYEES: ACCESSING E-MAIL Effective Date: 07/30/07 POLICY: University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC

  18. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR USE WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION NUMBER: F 1.01 Page 1 of 1 HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROMOTION Effective Date: 04/01/01 POLICY: University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), Correctional

  19. UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER CORRECTIONAL MANAGED HEALTH CARE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR USE WITHIN THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION NUMBER: P 1.01 Page 1 of 1 PATIENT SAFETY SYSTEM, Daniel Bannish PsyD _______________________________________ #12;UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER

  20. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report for G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii, for November 1982

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1982-01-01

    The data accumulated during November 1982 at the intermediate photovoltaic project at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii, are presented. Generated energy and environmental (weather) data are presented graphically. Explanations of irregularities not attributable to weather are provided.

  1. Oakwood Main Oakwood Main is a major teaching and research hospital and home to three medical residency

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    Oakwood Main Oakwood Main is a major teaching and research hospital and home to three as one of the main teaching facilities for the Orthopaedic Program with the residents completing

  2. Comparison of LEED to Non-LEED Certified Hospitals with Regards to Patient Perspective and Financial Indicators 

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    Ulusoy, Eren

    2012-10-19

    As natural resources are decreasing and environmental pollution is increasing, the buildings that play an important role in this problem should be constructed sustainably so their affects are kept to a minimum. Hospitals ...

  3. INCLEMENT WEATHER Residents/fellows are essential to the daily operation of each hospital and are expected to

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    Page 140 ` INCLEMENT WEATHER Residents/fellows are essential to the daily operation of each hospital and are expected to report to work when scheduled. In the event of a severe weather condition

  4. Composition and production rate of pharmaceutical and chemical waste from Xanthi General Hospital in Greece

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    Voudrias, Evangelos; Goudakou, Lambrini; Kermenidou, Marianthi; Softa, Aikaterini

    2012-07-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer We studied pharmaceutical and chemical waste production in a Greek hospital. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pharmaceutical waste comprised 3.9% w/w of total hazardous medical waste. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Unit production rate for total pharmaceutical waste was 12.4 {+-} 3.90 g/patient/d. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Chemical waste comprised 1.8% w/w of total hazardous medical waste. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Unit production rate for total chemical waste was 5.8 {+-} 2.2 g/patient/d. - Abstract: The objective of this work was to determine the composition and production rates of pharmaceutical and chemical waste produced by Xanthi General Hospital in Greece (XGH). This information is important to design and cost management systems for pharmaceutical and chemical waste, for safety and health considerations and for assessing environmental impact. A total of 233 kg pharmaceutical and 110 kg chemical waste was collected, manually separated and weighed over a period of five working weeks. The total production of pharmaceutical waste comprised 3.9% w/w of the total hazardous medical waste produced by the hospital. Total pharmaceutical waste was classified in three categories, vial waste comprising 51.1%, syringe waste with 11.4% and intravenous therapy (IV) waste with 37.5% w/w of the total. Vial pharmaceutical waste only was further classified in six major categories: antibiotics, digestive system drugs, analgesics, hormones, circulatory system drugs and 'other'. Production data below are presented as average (standard deviation in parenthesis). The unit production rates for total pharmaceutical waste for the hospital were 12.4 (3.90) g/patient/d and 24.6 (7.48) g/bed/d. The respective unit production rates were: (1) for vial waste 6.4 (1.6) g/patient/d and 13 (2.6) g/bed/d, (2) for syringe waste 1.4 (0.4) g/patient/d and 2.8 (0.8) g/bed/d and (3) for IV waste 4.6 (3.0) g/patient/d and 9.2 (5.9) g/bed/d. Total chemical waste was classified in four categories, chemical reagents comprising 18.2%, solvents with 52.3%, dyes and tracers with 18.2% and solid waste with 11.4% w/w of the total. The total production of chemical waste comprised 1.8% w/w of the total hazardous medical waste produced by the hospital. Thus, the sum of pharmaceutical and chemical waste was 5.7% w/w of the total hazardous medical waste produced by the hospital. The unit production rates for total chemical waste for the hospital were 5.8 (2.2) g/patient/d and 1.1 (0.4) g/exam/d. The respective unit production rates were: (1) for reagents 1.7 (2.4) g/patient/d and 0.3 (0.4) g/examination/d, (2) for solvents 248 (127) g/patient/d and 192 (101) g/examination/d, (3) for dyes and tracers 4.7 (1.4) g/patient/d and 2.5 (0.9) g/examination/d and (4) for solid waste 54 (28) g/patient/d and 42 (22) g/examination/d.

  5. Applying the Toyota Production System to a Hospital Pharmacy Durward K. Sobek, II

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    Sobek II, Durward K.

    . Keywords: Toyota Production System, health care, lean manufacturing 1. Introduction The Toyota Production it has became known as the "Japanese approach" to manufacturing, later dubbed lean manufacturing because and around the world with such success that "lean" is rapidly becoming the dominant manufacturing paradigm

  6. THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER JOHN DEMPSEY HOSPITAL, UMG/UCHP

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    residents whose household income does not exceed 250% of the Federal Income Poverty Guidelines for a family of Connecticut legal residents whose household income does not exceed 250% of the Federal Income Poverty of income to qualify for charity care. Federal Income Poverty Guidelines will be adjusted annually based

  7. Creation of safety-net-based provider networks under the California Health Care Coverage Initiative: interim findings.

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    2009-01-01

    physicians, hospitals, and ancillary service providers suchdiem (PD), Other (O) Ancillary Services and Reimbursementto county facilities. Ancillary Services and Reimbursement

  8. HST.921 / HST.922 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future, Spring 2007

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    Bergeron, Bryan

    This course will show how information technologies (IT) shape and redefine the health care marketplace. Students will learn how IT enhances medical care through: 1) improved economies of scale, 2) greater technical ...

  9. Understanding how primary care physicians work with personality disorder patients: a qualitative approach 

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    Deegear, James Otis

    2004-11-15

    The purpose of the present study was to begin to develop an understanding of how primary care resident physicians work with patients with personality disorder-type characteristics and processes. Participants include fifteen primary care resident...

  10. Building Evalution Tools to Assess the Usability of Primary Care Clinics 

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    Hussain, Tahseen 1986-

    2012-12-05

    , effectiveness, and user satisfaction) of primary care clinics. This study developed a set of building usability evaluation tools to collect, analyze and interpret the “usability” of a primary care facility. The study used previous literature as well as a case...

  11. Quality Adjustment for Health Care Spending on Chronic Disease: Evidence from Diabetes Treatment, 1999–2009

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    Eggleston, Karen N

    Although US health care expenditures reached 17.6 percent of GDP in 2009, quality measurement in this important service sector remains limited. Studying quality changes associated with 11 years of health care for patients ...

  12. Job Title Refugee Medical Care Coordinator Employer/ Agency YMCA International Services

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    Job Title Refugee Medical Care Coordinator Employer/ Agency YMCA International Services Job. Developing relationships and medical care protocols with medical institutions in Houston to support refugee to help those working in medical institutions better understand refugees. Connecting clients

  13. Julie Gralow, MD Director Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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    Brent, Roger

    Julie Gralow, MD Director Breast Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Founder Care Alliance, as well as a Member of the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer

  14. A lean enterprise approach to process improvement in a health care organization

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    Casey, James (James William)

    2007-01-01

    United States health care costs are rising and demand is increasing as the population ages. An already overburdened system is being squeezed more each year. Process improvements are urgently needed, and some health care ...

  15. Problems of tort litigation as a means of patient and consumer protection in health care systems

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    Moore, Michael David

    2009-01-01

    The U.S. health care system relies on tort litigation as a means of protecting patients and consumers from medical malpractice. The system of tort litigation has contributed to the U.S. having the highest health care ...

  16. Health Sciences Center Department of Internal Medicine Employee Health Promotion Program Health Care Provider Report

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    New Mexico, University of

    Health Sciences Center Department of Internal Medicine Employee Health Promotion Program Health Care Provider Report Dear Health Care Provider: Your patient, ______________________________, has applied for enrollment in a fitness program sponsored by the University of New Mexico, Employee Health

  17. Washington University/BJH/SLCH Consortium Adult Critical Care Medicine Institutional Resources Policy

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    Grant, Gregory

    an institutional policy governing the educational resources committed to Critical Care Medicine to insure will monitor the educational and financial resources committed to the Critical Care Medicine training programsWashington University/BJH/SLCH Consortium Adult Critical Care Medicine Institutional Resources

  18. Prediction Models for a Smart Home based Health Care System Vikramaditya R. Jakkula1

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    Cook, Diane J.

    Prediction Models for a Smart Home based Health Care System Vikramaditya R. Jakkula1 , Diane J health care. Smart health care systems at home can be used to provide such solutions. A technology a prediction model in an intelligent smart home system can be used for identifying health trends over time

  19. Professional, Applied & Continuing Education ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE

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    Martin, Jeff

    Professional, Applied & Continuing Education ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN LEADERSHIP IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM The Advanced Diploma in Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education is a leadership development program that is designed for professionals within the early childhood care and education sector

  20. Managing Change: Introducing a Partnership Model of Care Management into the Scottish Borders

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    Mottram, Nigel

    Managing Change: Introducing a Partnership Model of Care Management into the Scottish Borders Trust Overview In 1996 the Scottish Borders undertook a comprehensive review of its care management arrangements. A decision was taken to pilot a new model of care management, the partnership model, in two

  1. School of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management

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    Nicholson, Bruce J.

    Health Science Center at San Antonio Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Faculty The Search practitioner or adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner. 4. Current or recent practice in clinicalSchool of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management University of Texas

  2. Faculty of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Sciences PhD/DM students Name Title Email

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    Huang, Xun

    Faculty of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Sciences ­ PhD/DM students Name Title Email Primary Supervisor in Faculty of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Sciences Professor Paul Roderick Fraser. Dmt1g15@soton.ac.uk Primary Supervisor in Faculty of Medicine, Primary Care and Population

  3. Volume 8, Issue 1 2010 Article 8 THE POLITICS OF HEALTH CARE REFORM

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    Gelman, Andrew

    Volume 8, Issue 1 2010 Article 8 The Forum THE POLITICS OF HEALTH CARE REFORM Public Opinion on Health Care Reform Andrew Gelman, Columbia University Daniel Lee, Columbia University Yair Ghitza Opinion on Health Care Reform," The Forum: Vol. 8: Iss. 1, Article 8. DOI: 10

  4. Passive sampling methods to determine household and personal care product use

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    Passive sampling methods to determine household and personal care product use DEBORAH H. BENNETTa, cleaning products, passive sampling, SUPERB, longitudinal. Introduction Personal care and household care products, such as cleaning products and pesticides, are frequently used in most house- holds although

  5. Please join the UW-Madison Office of Child Care and Family Resources

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    -Cola Bottling Company, Cost Cutters Family Hair Care, Cousins Subs, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza, DriftlessPlease join the UW-Madison Office of Child Care and Family Resources to benefit Campus Child Care.occfr.wisc.edu/jazzin.html A special thanks goes out to the following businesses who donated to the event: American Family Insurance

  6. CARES: Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study Science Plan

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    Zaveri, RA; Shaw, WJ; Cziczo, DJ

    2010-05-27

    Carbonaceous aerosol components, which include black carbon (BC), urban primary organic aerosols (POA), biomass burning aerosols, and secondary organic aerosols (SOA) from both urban and biogenic precursors, have been previously shown to play a major role in the direct and indirect radiative forcing of climate. The primary objective of the CARES 2010 intensive field study is to investigate the evolution of carbonaceous aerosols of different types and their effects on optical and cloud formation properties.

  7. Geothermal heating project at St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota. Final report

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    Not Available

    1984-12-01

    St. Mary's Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota, with the assistance of the US Department of Energy, drilled a 2176 ft well into the Madison Aquifer ot secure 108/sup 0/F artesian flow water at 385 gpm (475 psig shut-in pressure). The objective was to provide heat for domestic hot water and to space heat 163,768 sq. ft. Cost savings for the first three years were significant and, with the exception of a shutdown to replace some corroded pipe, the system has operated reliably and continuously for the last four years.

  8. Continuous Commissioning of the Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill, Oklahoma 

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    Turner, W. D.; Baltazar-Cervantes, J. C.; Martinez, J. T.

    2007-01-01

    RA Damper H C C C MAT PHT RAT RAH SAT Return air Supply air OA Damper Relief Damper Preheat Valve Chilled Water Valve * Steam Humidifier Valve * Steam Humidifier is only present on hospital side Figure 1: AHU Schematic There was limited... If the supply temperature is increased above 58°F hot spots will develop throughout the area. These hot spot areas govern the high limit on the supply air temperature reset. Therefore, when the outside air temperature is 40°F the supply air temperature...

  9. Oregon Hospital Heats Up with a Biomass Boiler | Department of Energy

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room NewsInformationJesseworkSURVEYI/O Streams for Large-scale ScientificOregon Hospital Heats Up

  10. Medicaid Expansion and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Lessons and Hopes for Implementation of Healthcare Reform

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    Kieber-Emmons, Autumn; Bodenheimer, Thomas; Grumbach, Kevin

    2011-01-01

    Coverage under Health Care Reform. UCLA Center for HealthHow Will Health Care Reform Affect Costs and Coverage? – Ex-Implementing Healthcare Reform in California. ” NEJM Epub. (

  11. Health Care at the Crossroads: Health Experiences and Perceived Health Access Among Emancipated Foster Youth in Alameda County, California

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    Russell, Anika A

    2007-01-01

    different and their special health care needs. " PrimPediatrics (2002). "Health of Young Children in Foster2005). Fostering Health: Health Care for Children and

  12. AFBC co-firing of coal and hospital waste. Quarterly report, August--October 1995

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    Stuart, J.M.

    1996-03-01

    The project objective is to design, construct, install provide operator training and start-up a circulating fluidized bed combustion system at the Lebanon Pennsylvania Veteran`s Affairs Medical Center. This unit will co-fire coal and hospital waste providing lower cost steam for heating and possibly cooling (absorption chiller) and operation of a steam turbine-generator for limited power generation. This would permit full capacity operation of the FBC year round in spite of the VA laundry that was shut down as well as efficient destruction of both general and infectious hospital waste and steam generation. The State permitting process required for construction will be completed in early November to allow installation and construction to be completed. Operating permits will be obtained after construction has been completed. A request for proposal for stack sampling and biospore tests was released to four (4) vendors in mid-October. The proposals shall be reviewed during November and the stack sampler will be selected. Funding was approved as of August 1, 1995. Construction and installation resumed on August 21, 1995 at the LVAMC. Construction and installation continues and will be completed by late December 1995.

  13. Published by The University of Vermont College of Medicine Office of Primary Care Spring 2015 A Newsletter Dedicated to T hose Who Deliver & Teach P rimary Care

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Published by The University of Vermont College of Medicine Office of Primary Care Spring 2015 will be included in a future issue of Primarily Vermont. The 2015 Legislative session adjourned late on May 16th in ensuring access to primary care for Vermonters. In this issue of Primarily Vermont we feature: the always

  14. The emergence of care robotics – A patent and publication analysis

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    Goeldner, Moritz; Herstatt, Cornelius; Tietze, Frank

    2015-01-02

    author: Tel: +49 40 42878 3775 E-Mail addresses: moritz.goeldner@tuhh.de, c.herstatt@tuhh.de, frank.tietze@eng.cam.ac.uk 2 1. INTRODUCTION The term care robotics as used in this paper encompasses all machines that operate partly or fully... patient on the basis of touch- sensors which are activated by the guiding nurse. Each of Riba’s arms has six joints, each driven by six motors, which operate in pairs to enable combined bending and twisting motions. With the support of Riba caretakers...

  15. Wireless Physiological Monitoring and Ocular Tracking: 3D Calibration in a Fully-Immersive Virtual Health Care Environment

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    Cauwenberghs, Gert

    experiments in interactive health care and architecture [5]. biopotentials. The system provides real

  16. CARES: Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study Operations Plan

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    Zaveri, RA; Shaw, WJ; Cziczo, DJ

    2010-07-12

    The CARES field campaign is motivated by the scientific issues described in the CARES Science Plan. The primary objectives of this field campaign are to investigate the evolution and aging of carbonaceous aerosols and their climate-affecting properties in the urban plume of Sacramento, California, a mid-size, mid-latitude city that is located upwind of a biogenic volatile organic compound (VOC) emission region. Our basic observational strategy is to make comprehensive gas, aerosol, and meteorological measurements upwind, within, and downwind of the urban area with the DOE G-1 aircraft and at strategically located ground sites so as to study the evolution of urban aerosols as they age and mix with biogenic SOA precursors. The NASA B-200 aircraft, equipped with the High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL), digital camera, and the Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP), will be flown in coordination with the G-1 to characterize the vertical and horizontal distribution of aerosols and aerosol optical properties, and to provide the vertical context for the G-1 and ground in situ measurements.

  17. Status report on a solar photovoltaic concentrating energy system for a hospital in Hawaii

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    Seki, A.; Curtis, G.; Yuen, P.

    1983-06-01

    The largest parabolic concentrating photovoltaic/solar thermal system in the U.S. began producing electricity and hot water for a hospital on the island of Kauai, Hawaii in November 1981. Each of the 80 parabolic collectors is 6 feet by 10 feet and concentrates incident sunlight on photovoltaic cells mounted on two faces of the receiver at the focus. Although the 35 kilowatt system has been designed to produce 22,000 net kilowatt-hours per year of electricity and 620,000 gallons of 180 F water, electrical output (12 to 15 kilowatt-hours per day) is only 20 percent of that expected, primarily because insolation at the site has been only 40 percent of predicted values. A second problem with fungal attack on the receivers has been solved by better sealing. The system has also withstood a hurricane with negligible damage.

  18. Health Information Technology in US Hospitals: Analysis of Current Status and Development of Future Strategies 

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    Kim, Jungyeon

    2015-06-01

    s t ha t s up po rt EH R a pp lic at io ns ? *4 D oe s t he h os pi ta l C hi ef In fo rm at io n O ff ic er (C IO ) h av e re sp on si bi lit y fo r H ea lth In fo rm at io n M an ag em en t ( H IM )? 16 17 Hospitals’ past experience with IE... R at io o f I S FT Es to to ta l F TE s 97 3 1. 00 4 (1 .0 00 3- 1. 00 70 ) 0. 03 1 62 5 1. 00 6 (1 .0 00 7- 1. 01 16 ) 0. 02 7 FT Es su pp or tin g EH R a pp lic at io ns *1 83 3 1. 51 (1 .0 6- 2. 17 ) 0. 02 4 62 5 1. 46 (0...

  19. The role of technology in reducing health care costs. Final project report

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    Sill, A.E.; Warren, S.; Dillinger, J.D.; Cloer, B.K.

    1997-08-01

    Sandia National Laboratories applied a systems approach to identifying innovative biomedical technologies with the potential to reduce U.S. health care delivery costs while maintaining care quality. This study was conducted by implementing both top-down and bottom-up strategies. The top-down approach used prosperity gaming methodology to identify future health care delivery needs. This effort provided roadmaps for the development and integration of technology to meet perceived care delivery requirements. The bottom-up approach identified and ranked interventional therapies employed in existing care delivery systems for a host of health-related conditions. Economic analysis formed the basis for development of care pathway interaction models for two of the most pervasive, chronic disease/disability conditions: coronary artery disease (CAD) and benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). Societal cost-benefit relationships based on these analyses were used to evaluate the effect of emerging technology in these treatment areas. 17 figs., 48 tabs.

  20. Joint CARE-ELAN, CARE-HHH-APD, and EUROTEV-WP3 Workshop on Electron Cloud Clearing

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    Scandale, Walter; Schulte, D; Zimmermann, F; Electron Cloud Effects and Technological Consequences; ECL2

    2007-01-01

    This report contains the Proceedings of the joint CARE-HHH-APD, CARE-ELAN, and EUROTEV-WP3 Mini-Workshop on 'Electron Cloud Clearing - Electron Cloud and Technical Consequences', "ECL2", held at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, 1-2 March 2007). The ECL2 workshop explored novel technological remedies against electron-cloud formation in an accelerator beam pipe. A primary motivation for the workshop was the expected harmful electron-cloud effects in the upgraded LHC injectors and in future linear colliders, as well as recent beam observations in operating facilities like ANKA, CESR, KEKB, RHIC, and SPS. The solutions discussed at ECL2 included enamel-based clearing electrodes, slotted vacuum chambers, NEG coating, and grooves. Several of the proposed cures were assessed in terms of their clearing efficiency and the associated beam impedance. The workshop also reviewed new simulation tools like the 3D electron-ion build-up 'Faktor', modeling assumptions, analytical calculations, beam experiments, and laboratory meas...

  1. Pink Ribbons, Blue Moons, and Silver Linings: Communicating, Coping, and Caring

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    Kunkel, Adrianne; Dennis, Michael Robert; Keyton, Joann

    2010-01-01

    Kunkel, A., Dennis, M. R., & Keyton, J. (2010). Pink ribbons, blue moons, and silver linings: Communicating, coping, and caring. Health Communication, 25, 583-584. Publisher’s official version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2010.496825. Open...). Pink ribbons, blue moons, and silver linings: Communicating, coping, and caring. Health Communication, 25, 583-584. Text of paper: Pink Ribbons, Blue Moons, and Silver Linings: Communicating, Coping, and Caring Adrianne Kunkel, University...

  2. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report, for G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. Vol. 9

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    Not Available

    1983-06-01

    This report presents the data accumulated during January 1983 at the intermediate photovoltaic project at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. Generated energy and environmental (weather) data are presented graphically. Explanations of irregularities not attributable to weather are provided.

  3. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report. Volume 1. For G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii

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    Not Available

    1982-09-01

    Presented are the data accumulated during January, February, and March 1982 at the intermediate photovoltaic project at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. Generated energy and environmental (weather) data are presented graphically. Explanations of irregularities not attributable to weather are provided.

  4. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report. Volume 2 for G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, HI

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    Not Available

    1982-10-01

    Presented are the data accumulated during April and May 1982 at this intermediate photovoltaic project at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. Generated energy and environmental (weather) data are presented graphically. Explanations of irregularities not attributable to weather are provided.

  5. Evaluation of AFBC co-firing of coal and hospital wastes. Technical report, January 1989--August 1990

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    Not Available

    1991-02-01

    The purpose of this program is to expand the use of coal by utilizing CFB (circulating fluidized bed) technology to provide an environmentally safe method for disposing of waste materials. Hospitals are currently experiencing a waste management crisis. In many instances, they are no longer permitted to burn pathological and infectious wastes in incinerators. Older hospital incinerators are not capable of maintaining the stable temperatures and residence times necessary in order to completely destroy toxic substances before release into the atmosphere. In addition, the number of available landfills which can safely handle these substances is decreasing each year. The purpose of this project is to conduct necessary research investigating whether the combustion of the hospital wastes in a coal-fired circulating fluidized bed boiler will effectively destroy dioxins and other hazardous substances before release into the atmosphere. If this is proven feasible, in light of the quantity of hospital wastes generated each year, it would create a new market for coal -- possibly 50 million tons/year.

  6. How do integrated health care systems address racial and ethnic disparities in colon cancer?

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    Rhoads, KF; Rhoads, KF; Patel, MI; Ma, Y; Ma, Y; Schmidt, LA

    2015-01-01

    care. Propensity scores matching (PSM) was used to compareIHS to those treated outside, we generated PSM-Kaplan Meiersurvival curves and PSM adjusted Cox proportional hazard

  7. Limited availability of psoriasis and phototherapy care: An analysis of advertisements

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    Hancox, John G; Balkrishnan, Rajesh; Battle, Jamila; Housman, Tamara Salam; Jr, Alan B Fleischer; Feldman, Steven R

    2005-01-01

    Limited availability of psoriasis and phototherapy care: Anconditions such as psoriasis may find it increasinglyRS, Rolstad T. The impact of psoriasis on quality of life:

  8. Development and preliminary evaluation of an innovative advanced chronic disease care model

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    Bender, M; Hoefer, DR; Johnson, SK

    2013-01-01

    registered nurses (RNs), social workers, spiritual careThe Transitions program employs 2 RNs, each with a strongof the pro- gram director, RNs, and social worker. Indirect

  9. Calculus Formation: Nurses' Decision-Making in Abortion-Related Care

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    McLemore, MR; Kools, S; Levi, AJ

    2015-01-01

    Registered Nurses (RNs) routinely provide care to patientsDay, 2010). Enabling RNs to make real-time clinicallyhave depicted how expert RNs develop clinical skills, criti-

  10. Exploring Real-time Patient Decision-making for Acute Care: A Pilot Study

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    2014-01-01

    primary care complaints (cough, sore throat, back pain,for two days. You’ve had a cough, runny nose and headache

  11. Essays on Health Care: The Impact of Insurance and Use of Medical Services on Health

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    Choi, Moonkyung Kate

    2012-01-01

    2003. What Do We really Know about Whether Health InsuranceAffects Health? , Working paper, Economic Research802. Schou L. 1995. Oral Health, Oral Health Care, and Oral

  12. Model-based testing for space-time interaction using point processes: An application to psychiatric hospital admissions in an urban area

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    Meyer, Sebastian; Rössler, Wulf; Held, Leonhard

    2015-01-01

    Spatio-temporal interaction is inherent to cases of infectious diseases and occurrences of earthquakes, whereas the spread of other events, such as cancer or crime, is less evident. Statistical significance tests of space-time clustering usually assess the correlation between the spatial and temporal (transformed) distances of the events. Although appealing through simplicity, these classical tests do not adjust for the underlying population nor can they account for a distance decay of interaction. We propose to use the framework of an endemic-epidemic point process model to jointly estimate a background event rate explained by seasonal and areal characteristics, as well as a superposed epidemic component representing the hypothesis of interest. We illustrate this new model-based test for space-time interaction by analysing psychiatric inpatient admissions in Zurich, Switzerland (2007-2012). Several socio-economic factors were found to be associated with the admission rate, but there was no evidence of genera...

  13. Linking professional organisations of health care to patients’ perceptions and experiences of chronic illness. A discussion of health services for type 2 diabetes in Scottish primary care

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    Milne, Heather

    2011-01-01

    UK Health policy over the past decade has sought to accelerate established trends of moving services for type 2 diabetes into primary care. This has aimed to make services more accessible and to enable patients to benefit ...

  14. Inpatient Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Substance Abuse Issues

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    Oelklaus, Kirsten; Petr, Chris

    2001-11-01

    of the articles found in the extensive review. The empirically based studies conveyed support for intense and structured milieu-based interventions (individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, utilization of the AA/NA model, and aftercare services). Trained...

  15. Microfluidic-based biosensors toward point-of-care detection of nucleic acids and proteins

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    Wong, Pak Kin

    REVIEW Microfluidic-based biosensors toward point-of-care detection of nucleic acids and proteins reviews state-of-the-art microflu- idic biosensors of nucleic acids and proteins for point- of-care (POC. The merger of microfluidics and advanced biosensor technolo- gies offers new promises for POC diagnostics

  16. Murder Mystery Day Day event for young people in care in school years 10-13

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    Jackson, Sophie

    Murder Mystery Day Day event for young people in care in school years 10-13 Develop your scientific investigative skills while investigating a fiendish crime! Take part in solving a murder mystery activity, plus: Saturday 11 July 2015 www.cam.ac.uk/care-events #12;Murder Mystery Day www

  17. Roadmap: Integrated Health Studies Health Care Administration and Systems -Bachelor of Science

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    Sheridan, Scott

    Roadmap: Integrated Health Studies ­ Health Care Administration and Systems - Bachelor of Science Year: 2012­2013 Page 1 of 2 | Last Updated: 7-Nov-12/JS This roadmap is a recommended semester if not satisfied earlier #12;Roadmap: Integrated Health Studies ­ Health Care Administration and Systems - Bachelor

  18. Intelligent Agents for Rehabilitation and Care of Disabled and Chronic Patients Sarit Kraus

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    Kraus, Sarit

    Intelligent Agents for Rehabilitation and Care of Disabled and Chronic Patients Sarit Kraus- ities with the rehabilitation and care necessary to al- low them good quality of life creates overwhelming de- mands for health and rehabilitation services. We sug- gest that advancements in intelligent

  19. Microfluidics and point-of-care testing DOI: 10.1039/b817915h

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    Sia, Samuel K.

    Microfluidics and point-of-care testing DOI: 10.1039/b817915h In many ways, the intrinsic features of microfluidics are a natural fit for a point- of-care (POC) diagnostics device (i.e. a diagnostic test performed research, since the inception of modern microfluidics in the early 1990's, has focused on its application

  20. A Test of the Design Rules in Health Care Manimay Ghosh and Durward K. Sobek, II

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    Sobek II, Durward K.

    philosophy, lean manufacturing, also called Toyota Production System (TPS) has been gaining popularity care's systemic issues. Keywords Toyota, lean health care, process improvement 1. Introduction Today, or lean, is widely accepted in the management literature as the most efficient production system developed

  1. Routine care provided by specialists to children and adolescents in the United States: 2002-2006

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    Valderas, Jose M.; Starfield, Barbara; Forrest, Christopher B.; Rajmil, Luis; Roland, Martin; Sibbald, Bonnie

    2009-12-04

    , Bourguet CC: A comparison of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Sur- vey (NAMCS) measurement approach with direct observa- tion of outpatient visits. Med Care 2004, 42(3):276-80. 33. Braun BL, Fowles JB, Forrest CB, Kind EA, Foldes SS, Weiner JP: Which...

  2. Efficiency evaluation for pooling resources in health care Peter T. Vanberkel1

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    Efficiency evaluation for pooling resources in health care Peter T. Vanberkel1 , Richard J has been challenged by the idea that higher quality of care and efficiency in service delivery can and patient group characteristics to determine the conditions where a centralized model is more efficient

  3. Statistics and Health Care Reform in the United States Jasjeet Singh Sekhon

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    Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

    Statistics and Health Care Reform in the United States Jasjeet Singh Sekhon 6/14/2010 The signature is one of the most significant pieces of social policy legislation in the history of the United States care system in the United States, and hence it is difficult to evaluate PPACA. The issues of inference

  4. Research review paper Point-of-care assays for tuberculosis: Role of nanotechnology/microfluidics

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    Demirci, Utkan

    Research review paper Point-of-care assays for tuberculosis: Role of nanotechnology/microfluidics Keywords: Tuberculosis Point-of-care Nanotechnology Microfluidics Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most for TB diagnosis, and highlight the recent advances in nanotechnology and microfluidics that potentially

  5. Inaugural Lecture The Politics of Belief and U.S. Health Care Reform

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    Oxford, University of

    1 Inaugural Lecture The Politics of Belief and U.S. Health Care Reform Joseph White Ph.D John G reform is, for this purpose, a useful case study. Yet I will not talk only about that conflict. I also will not pretend to fully explain the politics of health care reform in the U.S.. I could make many other caveats

  6. HSSP 120bj: Health Care Landscapes JBS 2015: Food, Lifestyle, & Health

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    Snider, Barry B.

    1 HSSP 120bj: Health Care Landscapes JBS 2015: Food, Lifestyle, & Health *WI & HOE Eligible Wednesdays, 9am-6pm Health Care Landscapes Course Description: Through the lens of diabetes and obesity, students will explore the health landscape and gain insight into current "healthy environments", including

  7. Perspectives on the United States Health Care System by International students from the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union and a comparison of former Soviet countries' and the United States Health Care Systems 

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    Leuenberger, Larissa Diane

    2013-02-22

    The purpose of this study was to establish baseline data from international students regarding health care system perspectives, access, barriers, and utilization. International students bring preconceived ideas regarding health care based...

  8. Developing Scales to Evaluate Staff Perception of the Effects of the Physical Environment on Patient Comfort, Patient Safety, Patient Privacy, Family Integration With Patient Care, and Staff Working Conditions in Adult Intensive Care Units: A Pilot Study

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    Rashid, Mahbub

    2007-07-01

    Studies suggest that the physical environment can be important for patient comfort, patient safety, patient privacy, family integration with patient care, and staff working condition in adult intensive care units (ICUs). In the absence of any...

  9. Emergency Care Management with Location-Aware Services Shih-wei Lee* , Shao-you Cheng*, Jane Yung-jen Hsu*, Polly Huangt, Chuang-wen You*

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    Huang, Polly

    . system proactively to infer event notifications for remind- The statistical data shows that NTU Hospital, location- finding patients, hospital assets (e.g. sickbeds, pumps, or aware services for indoor

  10. Using an Autonomous Robot to Maintain Privacy in Assistive Environments Christopher Armbrust, Syed Atif Mehdi, Max Reichardt, Jan Koch, and Karsten Berns

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    Berns, Karsten

    . The lack of perma- nent attention results in the late detection of emergency situations. Labour risk of experiencing a medical emergency in unattended situations. Inpatient care would be a solu- tion

  11. Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 Second Louhi Workshop on Text and Data Mining of Health Documents, pages 5360, Los Angeles, California, June 2010. c 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    perspectives. Our data includes textual nursing documentation of adult patients with a protracted inpatient Characteristics and Analysis of Finnish and Swedish Clinical Intensive Care Nursing Narratives Helen Allvinf , Maria Skeppstedtf , Hanna Suominene , Sumithra Velupillaif a Department of Nursing Science, University

  12. Total Space Heat-

    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    119 2 2 10 Food Service ... 217 10 28 24 10 42 13 70 2 2 15 Health Care ... 248 6 34 42 2 105 1 8 4 10 36 Inpatient...

  13. Energy Information Administration - Commercial Energy Consumption...

    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    44 Q Q Q Q N N Food Service ... 297 202 65 23 Q Q N Q N Health Care ... 129 56 38 19 5 5 3 2 1 Inpatient...

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    130 N Q N Q Q Food Service ... 297 283 72 211 N Q N Q Q Health Care ... 129 122 68 54 N 7 Q Q Q Inpatient...

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    N 107 Q Q Food Service ... 297 283 69 30 33 Q Q 176 Q Q Health Care ... 129 129 47 22 8 1 8 57 Q Q Inpatient...

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    226 Q N 1,255 Q N Food Service ... 297 27 Q 1,654 264 Q Health Care ... 129 26 4 3,163 1,899 733 Inpatient...

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    Annual Energy Outlook [U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)]

    226 1,255 5.6 2.8 Food Service ... 297 1,654 5.6 3.5 Health Care ... 129 3,163 24.6 6.0 Inpatient...

  18. Aerosol optical hygroscopicity measurements during the 2010 CARES Campaign

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    Atkinson, D. B.; Radney, J. G.; Lum, J.; Kolesar, K. R.; Cziczo, D. J.; Pekour, M. S.; Zhang, Q.; Setyan, A.; Zelenyuk, A.; Cappa, C. D.

    2014-12-10

    Measurements of the effect of water uptake on particulate light extinction or scattering made at two locations during the 2010 CARES study around Sacramento, CA are reported. The observed influence of water uptake, characterized through the dimensionless optical hygroscopicity parameter ?, is compared with calculations constrained by observed particle size distributions and size-dependent particle composition. A closure assessment has been carried out that allowed for determination of the average hygroscopic growth factors (GF) at 85% relative humidity and the dimensionless hygroscopicity parameter ? for oxygenated organic aerosol (OA) and for supermicron particles, yielding ? = 0.1–0.15 and 0.9–1.0, respectively. Themore »derived range of oxygenated OA ? values are in line with previous observations. The relatively large values for supermicron particles is consistent with substantial contributions of sea salt-containing particles in this size range. Analysis of time-dependent variations in the supermicron particle hygroscopicity suggest that atmospheric processing, specifically chloride displacement by nitrate and the accumulation of secondary organics on supermicron particles, can lead to substantial depression of the observed GF.« less

  19. Aerosol optical hygroscopicity measurements during the 2010 CARES campaign

    DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science Beta (PAGES Beta)

    Atkinson, D. B.; Radney, J. G.; Lum, J.; Kolesar, K. R.; Cziczo, D. J.; Pekour, M. S.; Zhang, Q.; Setyan, A.; Zelenyuk, A.; Cappa, C. D.

    2015-04-17

    Measurements of the effect of water uptake on particulate light extinction or scattering made at two locations during the 2010 Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) study around Sacramento, CA are reported. The observed influence of water uptake, characterized through the dimensionless optical hygroscopicity parameter ?, is compared with calculations constrained by observed particle size distributions and size-dependent particle composition. A closure assessment has been carried out that allowed for determination of the average hygroscopic growth factors (GFs) at 85% relative humidity and the dimensionless hygroscopicity parameter ? for oxygenated organic aerosol (OA) and for supermicron particles (defined heremore »as particles with aerodynamic diameters between 1 and 2.5 microns), yielding ? = 0.1–0.15 and 0.9–1.0, respectively. The derived range of oxygenated OA ? values are in line with previous observations. The relatively large values for supermicron particles is consistent with substantial contributions of sea-salt-containing particles in this size range. Analysis of time-dependent variations in the supermicron particle hygroscopicity suggest that atmospheric processing, specifically chloride displacement by nitrate and the accumulation of secondary organics on supermicron particles, can lead to substantial depression of the observed GF.« less

  20. Aerosol optical hygroscopicity measurements during the 2010 CARES Campaign

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    Atkinson, D. B.; Radney, J. G.; Lum, J.; Kolesar, K. R.; Cziczo, Daniel J.; Pekour, Mikhail S.; Zhang, Qi; Setyan, Ari; Zelenyuk, Alla; Cappa, Christopher

    2015-01-01

    Measurements of the effect of water uptake on particulate light extinction or scattering made at two locations during the 2010 CARES study around Sacramento, CA are reported. The observed influence of water uptake, characterized through the dimensionless optical hygroscopicity parameter ?, is compared with calculations constrained by observed particle size distributions and size-dependent particle composition. A closure assessment has been carried out that allowed for determination of the average hygroscopic growth factors (GF) at 85% relative humidity and the dimensionless hygroscopicity parameter ? for oxygenated organic aerosol (OA) and for supermicron particles, yielding ? = 0.1–0.15 and 0.9–1.0, respectively. The derived range of oxygenated OA ? values are in line with previous observations. The relatively large values for supermicron particles is consistent with substantial contributions of sea salt-containing particles in this size range. Analysis of time-dependent variations in the supermicron particle hygroscopicity suggest that atmospheric processing, specifically chloride displacement by nitrate and the accumulation of secondary organics on supermicron particles, can lead to substantial depression of the observed GF.

  1. Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital building

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    Ramos, Tiffanie; Dedesko, Sandra; Siegel, Jeffrey A.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Stephens, Brent

    2015-03-02

    The dynamics of indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics of buildings influence human comfort and indoor environmental quality, including the survival and progression of microbial communities. A suite of continuous, long-term environmental and operational parameters were measured in ten patient rooms and two nurse stations in a new hospital building in Chicago, IL to characterize the indoor environment in which microbial samples were taken for the Hospital Microbiome Project. Measurements included environmental conditions (indoor dry-bulb temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, and illuminance) in the patient rooms and nurse stations; differential pressure between the patient rooms and hallways; surrogatemore »measures for human occupancy and activity in the patient rooms using both indoor air CO? concentrations and infrared doorway beam-break counters; and outdoor air fractions in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems serving the sampled spaces. Measurements were made at 5-minute intervals over consecutive days for nearly one year, providing a total of ~8×10? data points. Indoor temperature, illuminance, and human occupancy/activity were all weakly correlated between rooms, while relative humidity, humidity ratio, and outdoor air fractions showed strong temporal (seasonal) patterns and strong spatial correlations between rooms. Differential pressure measurements confirmed that all patient rooms were operated at neutral pressure. The patient rooms averaged about 100 combined entrances and exits per day, which suggests they were relatively lightly occupied compared to higher traffic environments (e.g., retail buildings) and more similar to lower traffic office environments. There were also clear differences in several environmental parameters before and after the hospital was occupied with patients and staff. Characterizing and understanding factors that influence these building dynamics is vital for hospital environments, where they can impact patient health and the survival and spread of healthcare associated infections.« less

  2. Spatial and temporal variations in indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics in a new hospital building

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    Ramos, Tiffanie; Dedesko, Sandra; Siegel, Jeffrey A.; Gilbert, Jack A.; Stephens, Brent

    2015-03-02

    The dynamics of indoor environmental conditions, human occupancy, and operational characteristics of buildings influence human comfort and indoor environmental quality, including the survival and progression of microbial communities. A suite of continuous, long-term environmental and operational parameters were measured in ten patient rooms and two nurse stations in a new hospital building in Chicago, IL to characterize the indoor environment in which microbial samples were taken for the Hospital Microbiome Project. Measurements included environmental conditions (indoor dry-bulb temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, and illuminance) in the patient rooms and nurse stations; differential pressure between the patient rooms and hallways; surrogate measures for human occupancy and activity in the patient rooms using both indoor air CO? concentrations and infrared doorway beam-break counters; and outdoor air fractions in the heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems serving the sampled spaces. Measurements were made at 5-minute intervals over consecutive days for nearly one year, providing a total of ~8×10? data points. Indoor temperature, illuminance, and human occupancy/activity were all weakly correlated between rooms, while relative humidity, humidity ratio, and outdoor air fractions showed strong temporal (seasonal) patterns and strong spatial correlations between rooms. Differential pressure measurements confirmed that all patient rooms were operated at neutral pressure. The patient rooms averaged about 100 combined entrances and exits per day, which suggests they were relatively lightly occupied compared to higher traffic environments (e.g., retail buildings) and more similar to lower traffic office environments. There were also clear differences in several environmental parameters before and after the hospital was occupied with patients and staff. Characterizing and understanding factors that influence these building dynamics is vital for hospital environments, where they can impact patient health and the survival and spread of healthcare associated infections.

  3. Agenda Setting And The Role Of Leadership In National Health Care Reform During The Early 1990s

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    Kang, Michael S,

    2006-01-05

    Health care reform was the dominant issue on the political agenda during the early 1990s. Few issues

  4. Perceptions of Caring and Nursing by Senior Level Baccalaureate Nursing Students from Thailand and the United States as Influenced by Curriculum Focus: A Descriptive, Comparative Study

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    Stopper, Mary Constance

    2012-12-31

    curriculum. Students from three schools in the Southeast or Midwest United States, and Thailand participated in the study. Senior level and entry level students provided their perceptions of caring using the Caring Factor Survey - Care Provider Version (CFS...

  5. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report. Volume 5. For G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii for September 1982

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1983-01-01

    Presented are the data accumulated during September 1982 at the intermediate photovoltaic project at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. Generated energy and environmental (weather) data are presented graphically. Explanations of irregularities not attributable to weather are provided.

  6. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report for G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii for October 1982. Volume VI

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1983-01-01

    Presented are the data accumulated during October 1982 at the intermediate project at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. Generated energy and environmental (weather) data are presented graphically. Explanations of irregularities not attributable to weather are provided.

  7. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report. Volume 8. For G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii for December 1982

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    Not Available

    1983-03-01

    Presented are the data accumulated during December 1982 at the intermediate photovoltaic project at G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. Generated energy and environmental (weather) data are presented graphiclaly. Explanations of irregularities not attributable to weather are provided.

  8. Effect of chronic inhalation of inorganic arsenic on the risk of stillbirth in a community surrounding an agriculture chemical production facility: a hospital-based study 

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    Ihrig, Melanie M

    1997-01-01

    EFFECT OF CHRONIC INHALATION OF INORGANIC ARSENIC ON THE RISK OF STILLBIRTH IN A COMMUNITY SURROUNDING AN AGRICULTURE CHEMICAL PRODUCTION FACILITY: A HOSPITAL-BASED STUDY A Thesis by MELANIE M. IHRIG Submitted to the Office of Graduate...

  9. Beyond Occupational Differences: The Importance of Cross-cutting Demographics and Dyadic Toolkits for Collaboration in a U.S. Hospital

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    DiBenigno, Julia Marie

    We use data from a 12-month ethnographic study of two medical-surgical units in a U.S. hospital to examine how members from different occupations can collaborate with one another in their daily work despite differences in ...

  10. Cysticercosis in the United States: A Nationwide Hospitalization Study Assessing Burden of Disease, Fatality Risk Factors and Economic Impact of Infection

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    O'Keefe, Kaitlin Ashley

    2013-01-01

    diagnoses and charge information stratified by in-hospitalcharge-related variables were calculated using hospital and discharge weights provided with the data, with statistical techniques designed for complex, stratified

  11. External Beam Radiotherapy for Colon Cancer: Patterns of Care

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    Dunn, Emily F., E-mail: dunn@humonc.wisc.ed [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI (United States); Kozak, Kevin R. [Department of Human Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI (United States); Moody, John S. [Division of Radiation Oncology, Moses Cone Regional Cancer Center, Greensboro, NC (United States)

    2010-04-15

    Purpose: Despite its common and well characterized use in other gastrointestinal malignancies, little is known about radiotherapy (RT) use in nonmetastatic colon cancer in the United States. To address the paucity of data regarding RT use in colon cancer management, we examined the RT patterns of care in this patient population. Methods and Materials: Patients with nonmetastatic colon cancer, diagnosed between 1988 and 2005, were identified in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. Univariate and multivariate methods were used to identify factors associated with RT use. Results: On univariate analysis, tumor location, age, sex, race, T stage, N stage, and geographic location were each associated with differences in RT use (all p < 0.01). In general, younger patients, male patients, and patients with more advanced disease were more likely to receive RT. On multivariate analysis, tumor location, age, gender, T and N stage, time of diagnosis and geographic location were significantly associated with RT use (all p < 0.001). Race, however, was not associated with RT use. On multivariate analysis, patients diagnosed in 1988 were 2.5 times more likely to receive RT than those diagnosed in 2005 (p = 0.001). Temporal changes in RT use reflect a responsiveness to evolving evidence related to the therapeutic benefits of adjuvant RT. Conclusions: External beam RT is infrequently used for colon cancer, and its use varies according to patient and tumor characteristics. RT use has declined markedly since the late 1980s; however, it continues to be used for nonmetastatic disease in a highly individualized manner.

  12. Future personal attributes and job competencies needed by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), state hospital section, registered nurse managers: a Delphi study 

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    Harrison, Joseph, Jr.

    2005-11-01

    -1 FUTURE PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND JOB COMPETENCIES NEEDED BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES (DSHS), STATE HOSPITAL SECTION, REGISTERED NURSE MANAGERS: A DELPHI STUDY A Dissertation by JOSEPH HARRISON, JR. Submitted to the Office of Graduate... ? 2005 JOSEPH HARRISON, JR. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED FUTURE PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND JOB COMPETENCIES NEEDED BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES (DSHS), STATE HOSPITAL SECTION, REGISTERED NURSE MANAGERS: A DELPHI STUDY A Dissertation...

  13. Going home: community reentry of light care nursing facility residents age 65 and over

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    Chapin, Rosemary; Wilkinson, D. S.; Rachlin, Roxanne; Levy, Michelle; Lindbloom R.

    1998-01-01

    Issues of consumer choice, and rising public expenditures of nursing facility care for the rapidly increasing elderly population have fueled interest in community reentry of nursing facility residents. The Minimum Data Set ...

  14. An Implantable MEMS Drug Delivery Device for Rapid Delivery in Ambulatory Emergency Care

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    Elman, Noel

    We introduce the first implantable drug delivery system based on MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) technology specifically designed as a platform for treatment in ambulatory emergency care. The device is named ...

  15. The Higgs and all that. How the universe works and why we should care

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    Hinchliffe, Ian

    2013-10-31

    Berkeley Lab's Ian Hinchliffe discusses "The Higgs and all that. How the universe works and why we should care" in this Oct. 28, 2013 talk, which is part of a Science at the Theater event entitled Eight Big Ideas.

  16. Detecting Hazardous Intensive Care Patient Episodes Using Real-time Mortality Models

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    Hug, Caleb

    2009-08-26

    The modern intensive care unit (ICU) has become a complex, expensive, data-intensive environment. Caregivers maintain an overall assessment of their patients based on important observations and trends. If an advanced ...

  17. Detecting hazardous intensive care patient episodes using real-time mortality models

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    Hug, Caleb W. (Caleb Wayne)

    2009-01-01

    The modern intensive care unit (ICU) has become a complex, expensive, data-intensive environment. Caregivers maintain an overall assessment of their patients based on important observations and trends. If an advanced ...

  18. A Framework for Understanding Physician Organizations' Orientation to Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

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    Nguyen Tran, Thanh-Nghia

    2014-01-01

    and reduced per capita cost of care. A few attributes thatmeasures of total per?capita cost for patients that youand report on total per capita costs. We have some ability

  19. Towards a Framework for Requirement Change Management in HealthCare Software Applications

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    Haarslev, Volker

    Towards a Framework for Requirement Change Management in HealthCare Software Applications Arash Management, Design, Standardization. Keywords Software Requirement; Change management; Ontology; Agent 1. 1). This framework helps to capture, track, represent and manage the changes in a formal

  20. Monitoring success of HIV/AIDS health care delivery : balancing donor requirements with internal management needs

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    Hu, Terry

    2011-01-01

    Health care delivery organizations bear the burden of meeting monitoring and evaluation requirements set by numerous external organizations often at the cost of implementing internally defined management needs. Monitoring ...

  1. HST.921 / HST.923 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future, Spring 2003

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    Locke, Steven E. (Steven Elliot)

    The healthcare system in the US has been in the midst of a rapid transition in response to changing trends and patterns of care. The growing emphasis on evidence-based medical practice, continuous quality improvement, ...

  2. Planning for death? An ethnographic study of choice and English end-of-life care

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    Borgstrom, Erica

    2014-06-10

    , could be known and how they are positioned within the healthcare system as autonomous, reflective individuals. Documents like the Preferred Priorities for Care are used to facilitate this process. As observed during clinical visits and expressed...

  3. Network of Spaces and Interaction-Related Behaviors in Adult Intensive Care Units

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    Rashid, Mahbub; Boyle, Diane K.; Crosser, Michael

    2014-12-01

    Using three spatial network measures of “space syntax”, this correlational study describes four interaction-related behaviors among three groups of users in relation to visibility and accessibility of spaces in four adult intensive care units (ICUs...

  4. The Higgs and all that. How the universe works and why we should care

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    Hinchliffe, Ian

    2014-06-23

    Berkeley Lab's Ian Hinchliffe discusses "The Higgs and all that. How the universe works and why we should care" in this Oct. 28, 2013 talk, which is part of a Science at the Theater event entitled Eight Big Ideas.

  5. Stay on marked paths to avoid poison ivy. Watch young children carefully around river and creeks.

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    Shyy, Wei

    Caution · Stay on marked paths to avoid poison ivy. · Watch young children carefully around river or outdoor cooking are not permitted. Poison Ivy Hours · Trails and gardens open 8 am to dusk. · Conservatory

  6. Long-term care facilities in Ontario, Canada: A waste management overview 

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    Gales, John; Roy-Poirier, A; Champagne, P

    2009-01-01

    Long-term care (LTC) facilities are growing in number in the province of Ontario. Typically, Canadian LTC facilities house an average of over 100 residents. Environmental concerns associated to waste management in LTC ...

  7. Recruitment and retention strategies for expert nurses in abortion care provision

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    McLemore, MR; Levi, A; Angel James, E

    2015-01-01

    services [3,7,8] using RNs and support staff in existing,1. Introduction Nurses (RNs) have a strong tradition of1]. The involvement of RNs in the care of women seeking

  8. Cancer survivors and survivorship care: Provider expectations, post-treatment health services, and patient reported outcomes

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    Hahn, Erin Elizabeth

    2013-01-01

    2011) Long Term Effects and Cancer Survivorship in the OlderGanz (Eds. ), Management of Cancer for the Older Patient (the Quality of Care for Cancer Survivors. Psycho-Oncology (

  9. Catharine Whiteside, MD PhD Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions

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    Zandstra, Peter W.

    Catharine Whiteside, MD PhD Dean Vice Provost, Relations with Health Care Institutions Office. Professor Andrews received her PhD from the University of Toronto and completed further training

  10. Earth-Crushing Pressure? This Electron Spin Doesn't Care

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 2001 | 2000 | 1998 | Subscribe to APS Science Highlights rss feed Earth-Crushing Pressure? This Electron Spin Doesn't Care July 7, 2014 Bookmark and Share...

  11. Barriers to innovation transfer in a remote and rural health, social care & housing setting 

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    Gallimore, Annette

    2011-11-25

    Introduction: The transfer of good practice into a new area is seldom straightforward. This study investigates the process leading up to transfer in a project which aimed to transfer best practice into health, social care and housing in a remote...

  12. Gender Care and Transitions, in association with the Scottish Poverty Information Unit 

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    Innes, Sue; Scott, Gill

    This briefing is the interim report of CRFR's first Fellowship and considers how women with dependent children move into training or employment and the role of both formal and informal care in supporting them.

  13. Data-driven approach to health care : applications using claims data

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    Bjarnadóttir, Margrét Vilborg

    2008-01-01

    Large population health insurance claims databases together with operations research and data mining methods have the potential of significantly impacting health care management. In this thesis we research how claims data ...

  14. Therapeutic Camps as Respite Care Providers: Benefits for Families of Children with Disabilities 

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    Shelton, Kyle J.

    2011-02-22

    This study examines the utilization of a therapeutic summer camp for children with disabilities as a respite care provider for parents of camp participants. Interviews were conducted with nine parents, from seven different families of recent camp...

  15. A Look at Health Care Buildings - What type of equipment do they...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Equipment Used Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them?...

  16. A Look at Health Care Buildings - How do they use electricity

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Electricity Usage Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them?...

  17. A Look at Health Care Buildings - Are many employees are there

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Many Employees? Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them?...

  18. A Look at Health Care Buildings - How do they measure up on conservati...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    They Measure Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them? Are...

  19. A Look at Health Care Buildings - Are they on multibuilding complexes

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Multibuilding Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them? Are...

  20. A Look at Health Care Buildings - How do they use natural gas

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Natural Gas Usage Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them?...

  1. A Look at Health Care Buildings - How do they use energy and...

    U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

    Energy Use and Cost Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies...

  2. A Look at Health Care Buildings - Who owns and occupies them

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    Who Owns? Return to: A Look at Health Care Buildings How large are they? How many employees are there? Where are they located? How old are they? Who owns and occupies them? Are...

  3. Assessing the Health Care Needs of Kansas' Young Adults with Disabilities

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    Hall, Jean P.; Starrett, B.

    2007-08-01

    Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Assessing the Health Care Needs of Kansas' Young Adults with Disabilities Jean Hall; Barbara Starrett Kansas Nurse; Aug 2007; 82, 7; Pro...Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. Assessing the Health Care Needs of Kansas' Young Adults with Disabilities Jean Hall; Barbara Starrett Kansas Nurse; Aug 2007; 82, 7; Pro...

  4. LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE Getting caught unprepared for long-term care needs can have a considerable impact on your financial

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    , or 121 days, you are eligible for UNUM Life Insurance Company of America's (UNUM) Long-Term Care Plan underwriting to prove that you are insurable. WHAT ABOUT COVERAGE FOR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS? Coverage for other eligible family members will be medically underwritten. Each family member must complete a statement

  5. Management of Low-Level Radioactive Waste from Research, Hospitals and Nuclear Medical Centers in Egypt - 13469

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    Hasan, M.A.; Selim, Y.T.; Lasheen, Y.F.

    2013-07-01

    The application of radioisotopes and radiation sources in medical diagnosis and therapy is an important issue. Physicians can use radioisotopes to diagnose and treat diseases. Methods of treatment, conditioning and management of low level radioactive wastes from the use of radiation sources and radioisotopes in hospitals and nuclear medicine application, are described. Solid Radioactive waste with low-level activity after accumulation, minimization, segregation and measurement, are burned or compressed in a compactor according to the international standards. Conditioned drums are transported to the interim storage site at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) represented in Hot Labs and Waste Management Center (HLWMC) for storage and monitoring. (authors)

  6. Preventing Absenteeism and Promoting Resilience Among Health Care Workers In Biological Emergencies

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    Lesperance, Ann M.; Miller, James S.

    2009-05-08

    The ability to ensure adequate numbers of medical staff represents a crucial part of the medical response to any disaster. However, healthcare worker absenteeism during disasters, especially in the event of an attack of biological terrorism or an epidemic such as pandemic influenza, is a serious concern. Though a significant rate of absenteeism is often included as a baseline assumption in emergency planning, published reports on strategies to minimize absenteeism are comparatively few. This report documents interviews with managers and emergency response planners at hospitals and public health agencies and reviews existing survey data on healthcare worker absenteeism and studies of disasters to glean lessons about the needs of healthcare workers during those disasters. Based on this research, expected rates of absenteeism and individual determinants of absenteeism are presented along with recommendations of steps that hospitals, emergency medical services departments, public health organizations, and government agencies can take to meet the needs of healthcare workers and minimize absenteeism during a biological event.

  7. A Secured Health Care Application Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems

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    Wang, Jin; Lee, Sungyoung; Shu, Lei; Xia, Feng

    2012-01-01

    Cyber-physical systems (CPS) can be viewed as a new generation of systems with integrated control, communication and computational capabilities. Like the internet transformed how humans interact with one another, cyber-physical systems will transform how people interact with the physical world. Currently, the study of CPS is still in its infancy and there exist many research issues and challenges ranging from electricity power, health care, transportation and smart building etc. In this paper, an introduction of CPeSC3 (cyber physical enhanced secured wireless sensor networks (WSNs) integrated cloud computing for u-life care) architecture and its application to the health care monitoring and decision support systems is given. The proposed CPeSC3 architecture is composed of three main components, namely 1) communication core, 2) computation core, and 3) resource scheduling and management core. Detailed analysis and explanation are given for relevant models such as cloud computing, real time scheduling and secu...

  8. Effect of primary care physicians' use of estimated glomerular filtration rate on the timing of their subspecialty referral decisions

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    Greer, Raquel C; Powe, Neil R; Jaar, Bernard G; Troll, Misty U; Boulware, L

    2011-01-01

    guidelines Yes No Educational resources: Conferencesjournals as an educational resource. Primary care physi-equal column total. For educational resources and guideline

  9. Household catastrophic payments for tuberculosis care in Nigeria: incidence, determinants, and policy implications for universal health coverage

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    Ukwaja, Kingsley; Alobu, Isaac; Abimbola, Seye; Hopewell, Philip

    2013-01-01

    for tuberculosis care in Nigeria: incidence, determinants,Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. 2 National TuberculosisAbakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. 3 National Primary Health

  10. Parental care masks a density-dependent shift from cooperation to competition among burying beetle larvae

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    Schrader, Matthew; Jarrett, Benjamin J. M.; Kilner, Rebecca M.

    2015-03-21

    . Kolliker, eds. The evolution of parental care. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, U.K. Marti, C. D. 1989. Food sharing by sibling common barn-owls. Wilson Bull. 101:132–134. Mas, F., and M. Ko¨lliker. 2008. Maternal care and offspring begging in social insects... (Tyto alba) nestlings have been documented feeding one another (Marti 1989) and there is evidence that barn swallow (Hirundo rustica) nestlings moder- ate their selfishness when their siblings have been food deprived (Romano et al. 2012). Although...

  11. MAPUniversity Hospital Directions from University Hospital to

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    Capecchi, Mario R.

    .­Fri. 6:30 a.m.­10 p.m., Sat.­Sun. and holidays 8 a.m.­8 p.m. Starbucks Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & Rehabilitation Clinic Cashier Customer Service Emergency Department Gift Shop Starbucks Cafeteria (see map

  12. New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage Key parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law, go into effect January 1, 2014. When this

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    New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage Key parts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law, go into effect January 1, 2014. When this happens, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace

  13. Are Plastic Toys Hurting Our Pets? | Care2 Causes http://www.care2.com/causes/are-plastic-toys-hurting-our-pets.html[12/6/2012 8:12:04 AM

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    Rock, Chris

    Are Plastic Toys Hurting Our Pets? | Care2 Causes http://www.care2.com/causes/are-plastic:00 pm 28 4 0 43 Are Plastic Toys Hurting Our Pets? A new study from Texas Tech University has found that plastic toys, such as bumper toys used for training, may be exposing our dogs to harmful chemicals

  14. Technology and Health Care 16 (2008) 111118 111 Findings from a participatory evaluation of a

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    He, Zhihai "Henry"

    2008-01-01

    that the sensors were not noticeable and residents did not change their routines. The participatory evaluation that address residents' needs. Keywords: Participatory evaluation, sensors, smart home, long term care facility and speech synthesizers [6]. In France, a smart home initiative examines the use of infrared motion sensors

  15. continued on page 6-7 "I don't care for my other books, now"

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    continued on page 6-7 "I don't care for my other books, now" MARK TWAIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY CONTINUED. 29 Fall 2013 | lib.berkeley.edu/give FiatLux Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography, might go in: "Other autobiographies patiently and dutifully follow a planned and undivergent course

  16. Can Money Buy Green? Demographic and Socioeconomic Predictors of Lawn-Care

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    Vermont, University of

    ecological role in human-dominated landscapes. This article investigates household and neighborhood behavior, and hous- ing age as predictors of lawn-care expenditures and lawn greenness. We also tested. Keywords Baltimore, lifestyle behavior, long-term ecological research (LTER), NDVI, population, social

  17. PROforma guidelines and care pathways: performance in trials and future plans

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    Black, Elizabeth

    PROforma guidelines and care pathways: performance in trials and future plans John Fox and Vivek of these trials have included quantitative evaluations on a variety of measures of quality and/or effectiveness, for example, the joint report by the UK Commission for Healthcare Improvement and Audit Commission on cancer

  18. Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES), g1-aircraft, sedlacek sp2

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    Sedlacek, Art

    The primary objective of the Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) in 2010 was to investigate the evolution of carbonaceous aerosols of different types and their optical and hygroscopic properties in central California, with a focus on the Sacramento urban plume.

  19. Why U.S. must step carefully in Syria By Robert G. Rabil, Special to CNN

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    , 2003); "Syria, United States and the War on Terror in the Middle East" (Praeger, 2006) and mostWhy U.S. must step carefully in Syria By Robert G. Rabil, Special to CNN updated 5:52 AM EST, Wed Atlantic University. He is the author of "Embattled Neighbors: Syria, Israel and Lebanon" (Lynne Rienner

  20. Copeia, 2005(1), pp. 4860 Nesting and Paternal Care in the Weakly Electric Fish

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    Hopkins, Carl D.

    WILLIAM G. R. CRAMPTON AND CARL D. HOPKINS #12;2005 by the American Society of Ichthyologists WILLIAM G. R. CRAMPTON AND CARL D. HOPKINS We describe nesting and paternal care in two species isidori (Mormyridae; Hopkins, 1986, Bratton and Kra- mer, 1989), and Gymnarchus niloticus (Gymnar- chidae

  1. STATISTICS, HANDLE WITH CARE: DETECTING MULTIPLE MODEL COMPONENTS WITH THE LIKELIHOOD RATIO TEST

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    Masci, Frank

    STATISTICS, HANDLE WITH CARE: DETECTING MULTIPLE MODEL COMPONENTS WITH THE LIKELIHOOD RATIO TEST Rostislav Protassov and David A. van Dyk Department of Statistics, Harvard University, 1 Oxford Street-distributions in many statistical tests common in astrophysics, thereby casting many marginal line or source detections

  2. Nuclear Databases: National Resource Nuclear databases consists of carefully organized scientific

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    Ohta, Shigemi

    Nuclear Databases: National Resource Nuclear databases consists of carefully organized scientific information that has been gathered over 50 years of low-energy nuclear physics research worldwide. These powerful databases have enormous value and they represent a genuine national resource. Six core nuclear

  3. Stress During Gestation Alters Postpartum Maternal Care and the Development of the Offspring in a

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    Champagne, Frances A.

    , gestational stress, oxy- tocin receptor E nvironmental adversity, such as poverty, is associated with patterns and McBride-Chang 1995). A number of authors have suggested that the stressors associated with poverty that the effects of poverty on cognitive development are eliminated if parental care factors are statistically

  4. School of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management

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    Nicholson, Bruce J.

    Nursing License & MSN required 2. Current or recent practice in adult medical-surgical clinical nursingSchool of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management Part-time Clinical Positions The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one

  5. School of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management

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    Nicholson, Bruce J.

    Nursing License & master's degree in nursing required 2. Current or recent practice in adult medicalSchool of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management Full-time Clinical Positions The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one

  6. School of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management

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    Nicholson, Bruce J.

    Nursing License & master's degree in nursing required 2. Current or recent practice in adult medicalSchool of Nursing Department of Health Restoration and Care Systems Management Part-time Clinical Positions The School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one

  7. The Goals of Direct Paternal Care Among a South Amerindian Population

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    Gurven, Michael

    Barbara, CA 93106-3210 3 Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 KEY that there is little evi- dence that men respond to factors expected to increase the impact that men's care has that the foods that men tend to target, and their widespread distribution, serve more to enhance men's social

  8. HapFACS License Agreement Read the following terms and conditions carefully before downloading, installing or

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    Lisetti, Christine

    HapFACS License Agreement Read the following terms and conditions carefully before downloading acceptance of these terms and conditions. LICENSE This End User License Agreement ("License" or "License licensing all or any portion of such Software. 1. Grant of License. So long as you are in compliance

  9. MAPP 7.10 -Procedures for Standardized Training in Animal Care & Use I Training Program

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    Sinnamon, Gordon J.

    MAPP 7.10 - Procedures for Standardized Training in Animal Care & Use I Training Program 1. On behalf of the AUS, the ACVS Research Education Team will: 1.1 Develop appropriate training programs with reference to CCAC requirements; 1.2 Assess the training requirements of all personnel at the University

  10. CareLog: A Selective Archiving Tool for Behavior Management in Schools

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    Hayes, Gillian R.

    to five design principles that governed the development of CareLog. We present results from a five- month]. Such behaviors can disrupt the educational activities for the student with the behavior disorder other disabilities, frequently Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) but also Down's Syndrome, Fragile X

  11. How to Care for Your Wound After It's Treated With DERMABOND* Topical Skin Adhesive

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    Kay, Mark A.

    How to Care for Your Wound After It's Treated With DERMABOND* Topical Skin Adhesive DERMABOND* Topical Skin Adhesive (2-octyl cyanoacrylate) is a sterile, liquid skin adhesive that holds wound edges · If your wound is bandaged, keep the bandage dry. · Replace the dressing daily until the adhesive film has

  12. Managing in the Home How to protect yourself and care for your family with the flu

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    Hickman, Mark

    from spreading and to care for the sick persons. 1. Keep your hands clean Wash and dry your hands are dehydration and fever. Keep the person drinking: They need up to 2 litres (20 cups) of fluid a day, even fluids, even it is only small sips often. Signs they aren't getting enough to drink: Weakness

  13. Ch 1: Suspect Subjectivity March 16, 2012 SUBJECTIVITY: EXPOSURE, CARE, AND RESPONSE

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    Doyle, Robert

    Ch 1: Suspect Subjectivity March 16, 2012 1 ONE SUBJECTIVITY: EXPOSURE, CARE, AND RESPONSE For many't. There is the notorious "truth is subjectivity" and the oft-cited "passionate leap of faith." Setting aside the tangles around `leaps of faith,' what is Kierkegaard promoting under the heading of subjectivity? My aim here

  14. Faculty of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Sciences PhD/MD students Name Title Email

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    Molinari, Marc

    Faculty of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Sciences ­ PhD/MD students Name Title Email Primary Supervisor in Faculty of Medicine, PCPS Professor Paul Roderick Sara Afshar Multimorbidities: its14@soton.ac.uk Primary Supervisor in Faculty of Medicine, PCPS Dr Julie Parkes Emma Richards

  15. Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES), g1-aircraft, sedlacek sp2

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Sedlacek, Art

    2011-08-30

    The primary objective of the Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) in 2010 was to investigate the evolution of carbonaceous aerosols of different types and their optical and hygroscopic properties in central California, with a focus on the Sacramento urban plume.

  16. B.S. Health Care Administration Curriculum College of Health Sciences

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    Saldin, Dilano

    B.S. Health Care Administration Curriculum College of Health Sciences 128 credits minimum PRIOR: Language of Medicine (F, S) 3 HS (HCA) 101: Intro to Health and Disease (F, S, SU) 2 HS (HCA) 224: Microcomputers for HC Professionals (F, S) 3 HS (HCA) 105: Survey of the Health Professions (F) 3 COM 103: Public

  17. public health sciences To help meet the increasing demand for health care

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    public health sciences To help meet the increasing demand for health care professionals, WSU's College of Health Professions offers undergraduate degrees in Health Science (HS) and Health Services Management and Community Development (HSMCD). Graduates will be well prepared for a variety of health

  18. Taxonomic Classification of Planning Decisions in Health Care: a Review of the State of the Art in OR/MS

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    Boucherie, Richard J.

    Taxonomic Classification of Planning Decisions in Health Care: a Review of the State of the Art Classification of Planning Decisions in Health Care: a Review of the State of the Art in OR/MS 2 1. Introduction a comprehensive bibliography on operating room management articles. `ORCHID' [181] is a reference library, which

  19. An Integrated Collection of Tools for Continuously Improving the Processes by Which Health Care is Delivered: A Tool Report

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    An Integrated Collection of Tools for Continuously Improving the Processes by Which Health Care the continuous improvement of health care delivery processes. The process definitions developed through our approach entails attempting to apply the notion of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) [1

  20. Call for Papers for 3rd Annual Diabetes Care Symposium "New Drug Therapies, Innovative Management Strategies, and Novel Drug Targets"

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    Kaski, Samuel

    Call for Papers for 3rd Annual Diabetes Care Symposium "New Drug Therapies, Innovative Management submissions for the 3rd Annual Diabetes Care Symposium, titled "New Drug Therapies, Innovative Management, at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/diabetescare. When submitting your manuscript, please mention the 3rd

  1. Langerhans Lab Protocols LiveFishCareDailyChecklistBRF.docx revised 10/3/2014 Page 1 of 3

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    Langerhans, Brian

    Langerhans Lab Protocols LiveFishCareDailyChecklistBRF.docx revised 10/3/2014 Page 1 of 3 Daily Steps for Live Fish Care in BRF 221 and 223 Morning Feeding: Summary: Monday-Friday (7:00am - 10:00am disturbance to the fish after introducing the food). c. During the feeding process, make note of any dead fish

  2. HealtH care equity for etHnic minority older adults Sharon Koehn & Melissa Badger, Eds.

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    Kavanagh, Karen L.

    HealtH care equity for etHnic minority older adults Sharon Koehn & Melissa Badger, Eds. Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University June 2015 2015 #12;2 | HEALTH CARE EQUITY FOR ETHNIC MINORITY to the BC Ministry of Health, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Fraser Health, the Canadian Coalition

  3. Intermediate photovoltaic system application experiment operational performance report. Volume 4. For G. N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii for June, July, and August 1982

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    Not Available

    1982-12-01

    Presented are the data accumulated during June, July, and August 1982 at the intermediate photovoltaic project at G.N. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Kauai, Hawaii. Generated energy and environmental (weather) data are presented graphically. Explanations of irregularities not attributable to weater are provided.

  4. Developed by the Yale Lung Screening and Nodule Program at Yale Cancer Center Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Copyright 2013, Yale Cancer Center

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    O'Hern, Corey S.

    Developed by the Yale Lung Screening and Nodule Program at Yale Cancer Center Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven ©Copyright 2013, Yale Cancer Center Summary of Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Program American Cancer Society (ACS) American Cancer Society. Interim Guidance on Lung Cancer Screening

  5. Sample Course Curriculum:Chinese Medicine Clinical Rotation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine Dates Time Room Activities Instructors Location/Hospitals

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    Bushman, Frederic

    Sample Course Curriculum:Chinese Medicine Clinical Rotation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.Outline of Traditional Chinese Drug (1) 1. Program Director 2. Jianzhong Xu Office of Chinese Medicine 2 Chinese Medicine (1) Dr. Kunlun Wu Department of Chinese Medicine, Gongli Hospital 6/22 9-11 am #15

  6. Burnout and job engagement in UK cancer care staff: how do they relate to job stress and satisfaction and turnover intentions 

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    Ziemen, Silke Laura

    2012-11-28

    Background: Health care professionals are at risk of developing burnout due to the inherently stressful nature of their work. Burnout has been found to compromise the wellbeing of health care professionals and their ...

  7. Evaluating complex interventions in End of Life Care: the MORECare Statement on good practice generated by a synthesis of transparent expert consultations and systematic reviews

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    Higginson, Irene J.; Evans, Catherine J.; Grande, Gunn; Preston, Nancy; Morgan, Myfanwy; McCrone, Paul; Lewis, Penney; Fayers, Peter; Harding, Richard; Hotopf, Matthew; Murray, Scott A.; Benalia, Hamid; Gysels, Marjolein; Farquhar, Morag; Todd, Chris; MORECare

    2013-04-24

    and Global Health, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 12Primary Care Unit, Department of Public Health & Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Institute of Public Health, Forvie Site, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 OSR, UK...

  8. Rapid detection of Ebola virus with a reagent-free, point-of-care biosensor

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    Baca, Justin T.; Severns, Virginia; Lovato, Debbie; Branch, Darren W.; Larson, Richard S.

    2015-04-14

    Surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensors can rapidly detect Ebola antigens at the point-of-care without the need for added reagents, sample processing, or specialized personnel. This preliminary study demonstrates SAW biosensor detection of the Ebola virus in a concentration-dependent manner. The detection limit with this methodology is below the average level of viremia detected on the first day of symptoms by PCR. We observe a log-linear sensor response for highly fragmented Ebola viral particles, with a detection limit corresponding to 1.9 × 10? PFU/mL prior to virus inactivation. We predict greatly improved sensitivity for intact, infectious Ebola virus. This point-of-care methodologymore »has the potential to detect Ebola viremia prior to symptom onset, greatly enabling infection control and rapid treatment. This biosensor platform is powered by disposable AA batteries and can be rapidly adapted to detect other emerging diseases in austere conditions.« less

  9. Grass Roots Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Micro-Enterprise in Social Care Kelly Hall, Catherine Needham and Kerry Allen, University of Birmingham, UK

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    Birmingham, University of

    1 Grass Roots Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Micro-Enterprise in Social Care Kelly Hall conceptions of social care and have been promoted by the UK government as highly innovative, personalised to which they outperform larger care providers in delivering valued, innovative, personalised and cost

  10. Blood Sugar and Brothers' Voices: An Exploratory Study Of The Self-Care Management Experiences of African-American Men Living With Type 2 Diabetes 

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    Sherman, Ledric D

    2013-07-23

    Self-care is the key to living a long and healthy life for people with diabetes. Yet numerous studies show that self-care is far from optimal. This has resulted in attempts to understand the progress underlying self-care behavior in the efforts...

  11. The Clinton campaign for health-care reform: epistemology in a populist rhetoric 

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    Leugs, Michael Edward Carpenter

    1995-01-01

    favored a wait-and-see approach that undermined the president's ambitious ? and activist ? agenda. Through his health-care-reform campaign, Clinton gave up his power to define political ideals and gradually rendered himself irrelevant to the discussion... on the national agenda. Like much contemporary campaign oratory, Clinton's was cast mostly in the epideictic or ceremonial mode, a type of rhetoric concerned with values; his speeches usually dealt with virtues like hard work and democracy. Within this context...

  12. Building the national health information infrastructure for personal health, health care services, public health, and research

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    Detmer, Don E.

    2003-01-06

    existing data for analysis. [3,4] Advances in medical knowledge and treatment capabilities often take too many years to reach patients; many therapeutic interventions in use are not supported by evidence of effectiveness. [5,6] Practice patterns differ... of diabetes in a community with a given set of demographics since these data reveal how the number of diabetics being treated compares with those within the general population who are not receiving care. Third, a basic technological platform is needed...

  13. "Don't Bag It" lawn care plan: an urban educational program in Bell County, Texas 

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    Locke, Darlene H

    1991-01-01

    "DOB'T BAG IT" LAWN CARE PLAN An Urban Bducational Program in Bell County, Texas A PROFESSIONAL PAPER by Darlene H. Locke Submitted to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF AGRICULTURE May, 1991 Department of Horticultural Sciences esDONsT BAG ZTe LAWN CARS PLAN An Urban Bduoational Program in Bell County, Texas A Professional Paper by Darlene H. Locke Approved as to style...

  14. 2 From Health Care to Health 6 Night of Ice and Fire

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    Globally 28 Food for Thought 30 Powers of the Heart 32 Legendary Care FEATURES ESSENTIALS 38 Message from.ohsu.edu/som DEAN Mark A. Richardson, M.D., M.Sc.B., M.B.A. EDitors Jill Smith Julie Fitzgerald DEsigN Anderson McConaughy Design Co. WritErs Jessica Carlson John Kitzhaber Todd Schwartz Jill Smith PhotogrAPhy Brian Lee OHSU

  15. Identifying and Assessing the Cognitive Influences and Medical Practices among Health Care Providers of Adult Sickle Cell Anemia Patients where Coordinate Comprehensive Care is Limited or Non-Existent 

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    Johnson, Ryan

    2015-07-27

    Sickle cell anemia patients face disproportionate disparities in health care. Treatment for adult sickle cell disease (SCD) patients is mainly palliative (alleviating pain symptoms) without addressing underlying causes. Cognitive influences (e...

  16. What can U.S. dermatology learn from health care systems abroad? An observation of Taiwan’s system of clinical efficiency as a possible model for increased patient access to care and affordability

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    Kamangar, Faranak; Millsop, Jillian W; Tsai, Dino; Koo, John YM

    2015-01-01

    it behooves us to study the Taiwan system with respect andPMID: 18723242] 4. Cheng TM. Taiwan's new national health12757273] 5. Chiang TL. Taiwan's 1995 health care reform.

  17. Child Care

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  18. Effectiveness of Adult Day Care Programs on Health Outcomes of Thai Family Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

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    Noimuenwai, Premruetai

    2012-12-31

    of Psychiatry and Chiangmai Neurological Hospital. Caregiver outcomes were measured with the Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI), the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D), the Short form 12-item health survey (SF-12v2), the Sarason's Social Support...

  19. Health Care Behaviors and Decision-Making Processes Among Enrollees In A State High Risk Insurance Pool: Focus Group Findings

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    Hall, Jean P.; Carroll, Shawna L.; Moore, Janice M.

    2010-05-01

    Purpose-To better understand the relationship between health insurance coverage and health care behaviors of persons with potentially disabling conditions enrolled in a state high risk insurance pool. Approach or Design-Six ...

  20. The effects of gardening on quality of life of older adults living in long-term care settings 

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    Hartman, Ashley Irene

    2002-01-01

    As the percentage of people 65 years of age and older increases each year, quality of life for older adults becomes an increasingly important issue. Encompassing such areas as health care, psychology, and sociology, professionals are seeking...

  1. Seeing the World Through Our Children's Eyes: Exploring Parent Practices, Routines, and Culture in A Non Center Based Care Program

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    Cortes, Alma Ester

    2012-01-01

    Whelan, L (2005). Early Childhood Education for All: A WiseJersey M.S. ED Early Childhood Education New York, New Yorkbased care. Access to Early Childhood Education Despite the

  2. Early childhood care and education in Uganda: the challenges and possibilities for achieving quality and accessible provision 

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    Kisitu, Winifred

    2009-07-06

    The importance of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) as a prerequisite for national development has been emphasized in recent years by developing countries and by donor agencies. Research findings point to the ...

  3. Compiled by Greg Mountenay for Teacher Candidates (Prof 155/150) September 2011 Why Should I Care About Mental Health?

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    Fletcher, Robin

    1 Compiled by Greg Mountenay for Teacher Candidates (Prof 155/150) September 2011 Why Should I Care RESOURCE! http://www.adcet.edu.au/cats/view.aspx?id=4015 #12;2 Compiled by Greg Mountenay for Teacher

  4. A Systematic Review of the Impact of Physicians’ Occupational Well-Being on the Quality of Patient Care

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    2015-01-01

    of care and on the social impact of the illness process [and the work and social/family impact of the illnesson a 9five- social/family point scale) impact of the illness

  5. vol. 170, no. 6 the american naturalist december 2007 When to Care for, Abandon, or Eat Your Offspring: The

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    competition potentially plays an important role in the evo- lution of both parental care and filial of the most well-studied topics in life-history evo- lution. Adaptive theories of evolution typically suggest

  6. Addicks Clinic and Hospital 

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    Raiford Stripling Associates, Inc.; Stripling, Raiford L.

    2011-08-29

    Ph.D. Student Professor Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University College Station, Texas, USA ABSTRACT This paper discusses an effort... official guide in Mexico to include sections for bioclimatic design and sustainability for each climate region. It represents an early stage design guide with some bioclimatic design and sustainability strategies. CONCLUSIONS In conclusion...

  7. Assessment of medical waste management at a primary health-care center in Sao Paulo, Brazil

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    Moreira, A.M.M.; Guenther, W.M.R.

    2013-01-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Assessment of medical waste management at health-care center before/after intervention. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Qualitative and quantitative results of medical waste management plan are presented. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Adjustments to comply with regulation were adopted and reduction of waste was observed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The method applied could be useful for similar establishments. - Abstract: According to the Brazilian law, implementation of a Medical Waste Management Plan (MWMP) in health-care units is mandatory, but as far as we know evaluation of such implementation has not taken place yet. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the improvements deriving from the implementation of a MWMP in a Primary Health-care Center (PHC) located in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The method proposed for evaluation compares the first situation prevailing at this PHC with the situation 1 year after implementation of the MWMP, thus allowing verification of the evolution of the PHC performance. For prior and post-diagnosis, the method was based on: (1) application of a tool (check list) which considered all legal requirements in force; (2) quantification of solid waste subdivided into three categories: infectious waste and sharp devices, recyclable materials and non-recyclable waste; and (3) identification of non-conformity practices. Lack of knowledge on the pertinent legislation by health workers has contributed to non-conformity instances. The legal requirements in force in Brazil today gave origin to a tool (check list) which was utilized in the management of medical waste at the health-care unit studied. This tool resulted into an adequate and simple instrument, required a low investment, allowed collecting data to feed indicators and also conquered the participation of the unit whole staff. Several non-conformities identified in the first diagnosis could be corrected by the instrument utilized. Total waste generation increased 9.8%, but it was possible to reduce the volume of non-recyclable materials (11%) and increase the volume of recyclable materials (4%). It was also possible to segregate organic waste (7%), which was forwarded for production of compost. The rate of infectious waste generation in critical areas decreased from 0.021 to 0.018 kg/procedure. Many improvements have been observed, and now the PHC complies with most of legal requirements, offers periodic training and better biosafety conditions to workers, has reduced the volume of waste sent to sanitary landfills, and has introduced indicators for monitoring its own performance. This evaluation method might subsidize the creation and evaluation of medical waste management plans in similar heath institutions.

  8. Impact of current health care reform proposals on people with chronic illnesses

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    Hall, Jean P.; Moore, Janice M.; Otto, B.; Salley, S.

    2009-11-07

    For more information, contact Barbara Otto, HDA, 312-265-9090 or go to www.hdadvocates.org 1 Impact of Current Health Care Reform Proposals on People with Chronic Illnesses November 7, 2009 State high-risk insurance pools serve people... who have been denied coverage because of pre- existing conditions or who don’t have access to employer based coverage. There are 35 state high-risk insurance pools across the country serving approximately 200,000 people. The U.S. Congress...

  9. The evolution of parental care in insects: a test of current hypotheses

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    Gilbert, James D. J.; Manica, Andrea

    2015-04-30

    counts per tree, estimated by stochastic character mapping using an unrestricted (i.e. FULL.NR) model. is not relevant. However, one factor common to both insects and fish is the comparative rarity of food provisioning (and its high costs for the parent... ORIGINAL ARTICLE doi:10.1111/evo.12656 The evolution of parental care in insects: A test of current hypotheses James D. J. Gilbert1,2,3 and Andrea Manica4 1Department of Evolution, Behaviour and Environment, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QG...

  10. 2/1/2014 geddem.com Wave Your iPhone for Power (Carefully): Micro-Windmill Technology http://www.geddem.com/2014/01/15/wave-your-iphone-for-power-carefully-micro-windmill-technology/ 1/3

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    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    2/1/2014 geddem.com » Wave Your iPhone for Power (Carefully): Micro-Windmill Technology http://www.geddem.com/2014/01/15/wave-your-iphone-for-power-carefully-micro-windmill-technology/ 1/3 Search here Subscribe (300) Tech (150) Gaming (5) Websites (23) Wave Your iPhone for Power (Carefully): Micro-Windmill

  11. General Hospital Psychiatry 29 (2007) 285-293 Title: Use of the PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire for estimating the

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    2007-01-01

    Disorders in General Health Care Settings (WHO-PPGHC) [8]. That study was conducted in self-selected FP;29(4):285-93" DOI : 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2007.02.005 #12;2 ABSTRACT Objective: the objectives of this study were). Methods: Between October 2003 and April 2004, 1151 consecutive patients (> 18 years old) of 46 FPs

  12. HEALTH POLICY AND SYSTEMS Nurses' Practice Environments, Error Interception Practices,

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    Xie, Minge

    7,000 inpatient deaths per year in the United States (US). On average, a U.S. hospital patient of Nursing, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 2 Associate Professor, University, Rutgers College of Nursing, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, Newark, NJ 4 Professor

  13. Treatments for mild-to-moderate recalcitrant plaque psoriasis: Expected clinical and economic outcomes for first-line and second-line care

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    2005-01-01

    patients treated for psoriasis with methoxsalen (psoralen)of treatments for severe psoriasis. The Photochemotherapydirect cost of care for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in

  14. An occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke related disabilities in UK care homes (OTCH): cluster randomised controlled trial

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    Sackley, Catherine M.; Walker, Marion F.; Burton, Chris R.; Watkins, Caroline L.; Mant, Jonathan; Roalfe, Andrea K.; Wheatley, Keith; Sheehan, Bart; Sharp, Leslie; Stant, Katie E.; Fletcher-Smith, Joanna; Steel, Kerry; Wilde, Kate; Irvine, Lisa; Peryer, Guy

    2015-02-05

    sam- ple size in the interest of adequate power. Assuming an attrition rate of 26%12 and a total of 10 residents per home, we estimated that 45 care homes would be required in each treatment arm (n = 900 residents). Analyses were performed in Stata... .h468 attrition and cases of unblinding Retention of care home participation was good through- out the study (fig 1). Completion rates for all primary and secondary measures were balanced between the two groups at each of the follow-up assessments. Pri...

  15. From Stars to Patients: Lessons from Space Science and Astrophysics for Health Care Informatics

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    Djorgovski, S G; Crichton, D; Chaudhry, B

    2015-01-01

    Big Data are revolutionizing nearly every aspect of the modern society. One area where this can have a profound positive societal impact is the field of Health Care Informatics (HCI), which faces many challenges. The key idea behind this study is: can we use some of the experience and technical and methodological solutions from the fields that have successfully adapted to the Big Data era, namely astronomy and space science, to help accelerate the progress of HCI? We illustrate this with examples from the Virtual Observatory framework, and the NCI EDRN project. An effective sharing and reuse of tools, methods, and experiences from different fields can save a lot of effort, time, and expense. HCI can thus benefit from the proven solutions to big data challenges from other domains.

  16. Activity Diagrams for DEVS Models: A Case Study Modeling Health Care Behavior

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    Ozmen, Ozgur; Nutaro, James J

    2015-01-01

    Discrete Event Systems Specification (DEVS) is a widely used formalism for modeling and simulation of discrete and continuous systems. While DEVS provides a sound mathematical representation of discrete systems, its practical use can suffer when models become complex. Five main functions, which construct the core of atomic modules in DEVS, can realize the behaviors that modelers want to represent. The integration of these functions is handled by the simulation routine, however modelers can implement each function in various ways. Therefore, there is a need for graphical representations of complex models to simplify their implementation and facilitate their reproduction. In this work, we illustrate the use of activity diagrams for this purpose in the context of a health care behavior model, which is developed with an agent-based modeling paradigm.

  17. Coordination of Breast Cancer Care Between Radiation Oncologists and Surgeons: A Survey Study

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    Jagsi, Reshma; Abrahamse, Paul; Morrow, Monica; Hamilton, Ann S.; Katz, Steven J.

    2012-04-01

    Purpose: To assess whether radiation oncologists and surgeons differ in their attitudes regarding the local management of breast cancer, and to examine coordination of care between these specialists. Methods and Materials: We surveyed attending surgeons and radiation oncologists who treated a population-based sample of patients diagnosed with breast cancer in metropolitan Detroit and Los Angeles. We identified 419 surgeons, of whom 318 (76%) responded, and 160 radiation oncologists, of whom 117 (73%) responded. We assessed demographic, professional, and practice characteristics; challenges to coordinated care; and attitudes toward management in three scenarios. Results: 92.1% of surgeons and 94.8% of radiation oncologists indicated access to a multidisciplinary tumor board. Nevertheless, the most commonly identified challenge to radiation oncologists, cited by 27.9%, was failure of other providers to include them in the treatment decision process early enough. Nearly half the surgeons (49.7%) stated that few or almost none of the breast cancer patients they saw in the past 12 months had consulted with a radiation oncologist before undergoing definitive surgery. Surgeons and radiation oncologists differed in their recommendations in management scenarios. Radiation oncologists were more likely to favor radiation than were surgeons for a patient with 3/20 lymph nodes undergoing mastectomy (p = 0.03); surgeons were more likely to favor more widely clear margins after breast conservation than were radiation oncologists (p = 0.001). Conclusions: Despite the widespread availability of tumor boards, a substantial minority of radiation oncologists indicated other providers failed to include them in the breast cancer treatment decision-making process early enough. Earlier inclusion of radiation oncologists may influence patient decisions, and interventions to facilitate this should be considered.

  18. Radiation dose in coronary angiography and intervention: initial results from the establishment of a multi-centre diagnostic reference level in Queensland public hospitals

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    Crowhurst, James A; Whitby, Mark; Thiele, David; Halligan, Toni; Westerink, Adam; Crown, Suzanne; Milne, Jillian

    2014-09-15

    Radiation dose to patients undergoing invasive coronary angiography (ICA) is relatively high. Guidelines suggest that a local benchmark or diagnostic reference level (DRL) be established for these procedures. This study sought to create a DRL for ICA procedures in Queensland public hospitals. Data were collected for all Cardiac Catheter Laboratories in Queensland public hospitals. Data were collected for diagnostic coronary angiography (CA) and single-vessel percutaneous intervention (PCI) procedures. Dose area product (P{sub KA}), skin surface entrance dose (K{sub AR}), fluoroscopy time (FT), and patient height and weight were collected for 3 months. The DRL was set from the 75th percentile of the P{sub KA.} 2590 patients were included in the CA group where the median FT was 3.5 min (inter-quartile range = 2.3–6.1). Median K{sub AR} = 581 mGy (374–876). Median P{sub KA} = 3908 uGym{sup 2} (2489–5865) DRL = 5865 uGym{sup 2}. 947 patients were included in the PCI group where median FT was 11.2 min (7.7–17.4). Median K{sub AR} = 1501 mGy (928–2224). Median P{sub KA} = 8736 uGym{sup 2} (5449–12,900) DRL = 12,900 uGym{sup 2}. This study established a benchmark for radiation dose for diagnostic and interventional coronary angiography in Queensland public facilities.

  19. Improving ICU patient flow through discrete-event simulation

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    Christensen, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Arthur)

    2012-01-01

    Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest hospital in New England and a national leader in care delivery, teaching, and research, operates ten Intensive Care Units (ICUs), including the 20-bed Ellison 4 Surgical ...

  20. CONSTRUCTION GUIDE FOR FOOD FACILITIES County of Orange Health Care Agency/Regulatory Health Services/Environmental Health

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    de Lijser, Peter

    CONSTRUCTION GUIDE FOR FOOD FACILITIES County of Orange Health Care Agency/Regulatory Health-6074 Fax (714) 433-6424 I. INTRODUCTION A. This Construction Guide is available to any person intending to construct or remodel a food facility in Orange County. It is intended to serve as a general overview

  1. I-CARES PROFESSOR, ADVANCED BUILDING SYSTEMS & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DESIGN

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with a focus on energy- efficient advanced building systems/ or a research record related to energy-efficient architectural design and building technologies, includingI-CARES PROFESSOR, ADVANCED BUILDING SYSTEMS & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE

  2. CORNELL'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE SPRING 2010 19 -LIBRARY STUDENT WORKERS 20 -CORNELL CARES DAY 26 -MENS BASKETBALL TRIO

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    University's approach to entrepreneurship is focused on experiential learning, teaching students how to thinkCORNELL'S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE SPRING 2010 19 - LIBRARY STUDENT WORKERS 20 - CORNELL CARES DAY 26 - MENS BASKETBALL TRIO NURTURING BIG IDEAS CORNELL GIVES HEAD START TO STUDENT INNOVATORS #12;EZRA Spring

  3. The Effects of an Intervention to Foster a Caring and Task-Involving Climate at a University Recreation Center

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    Brown, Theresa Clare

    2011-04-21

    of the following: a) climate (e.g. perceptions of the caring, task-, and ego-involving climates), b) psychological needs (e.g. autonomy, competence, and relatedness), c) motivational responses (e.g. extrinsic and intrinsic motivation), d) commitment to exercise...

  4. Investigating the Detection of Adverse Drug Events in a UK General Practice Electronic Health-Care Database

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    -Care Database Jenna Reps1, Jan Feyereisl1, Jonathan M. Garibaldi1, Uwe Aickelin1, Jack E. Gibson2, Richard B databases. These techniques aim to find adverse drug events accurately and efficiently. Spon- taneous reporting databases are prone to missing information, under reporting and incorrect entries. This often

  5. Artificial Rearing of Rat Pups Reveals the Beneficial Effects of Mother Care on Neonatal Inflammation and Adult

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    Sokolowski, Marla

    Inflammation and Adult Sensitivity to Pain CYNTHIA B. DE MEDEIROS, ALISON S. FLEMING, CELESTE C. JOHNSTON, Mississauga, Ontario L5L 1C6, Canada; School of Nursing [C.C.J., C.-D.W.], McGill University, Montreal H3A 2A7 previously showed that maternal care provided to pups experiencing pain re- duced adult pain sensitivity

  6. This information sheet is for the care and use of Sheep Potential Injury and Zoonotic Diseases: Sheep are large domestic

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    Wood, Marcelo A.

    for rabies. Transmission is through direct contact with saliva, mucus membranes, or blood, e.g. bite by careful disposal of birth products. In most cases Q -fever is manifested by flu-like symptoms that usually of infection to people. Transmission can be by direct contact with lesions or indirectly by contaminated

  7. This information sheet is for the care and use of Goats Potential Injury & Zoonotic Diseases: Goats are more

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    Wood, Marcelo A.

    by careful disposal of birth products. In most cases, Q -fever is manifested by flu-like symptoms are the source of infection to people. Transmission can be by direct contact with lesions or indirectly from direct contact with saliva, mucus membranes, or blood, e.g. bite, or saliva #12;on an open wound

  8. Mobile Communications for Medical Care a study of current and future healthcare and health promotion applications, and

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    Heller, Katherine

    Final Report 21 April 2011 Contents Executive Summary 5 About the Authors 8 Foreword by China Mobile 9 1;Mobile Communications for Medical Care ­ Final Report 5 21 April 2011 Executive Summary This report promotion applications, and their use in China and elsewhere Final Report 21 April 2011 #12;Mobile

  9. Vermont Educational Loan Repayment The purpose of this state loan repayment program is to increase access to care in

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    Hayden, Nancy J.

    Vermont Educational Loan Repayment The purpose of this state loan repayment program is to increase disparities in access to health care in Vermont. The program strategically responds to the most pressing). Psychiatrist Mark McGee, MD is a "Vermonter by choice," having grown up in Baltimore. Since his days

  10. Abstract--Constant monitoring of a variety of physiological signals is vitally important in numerous clinical care settings.

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    Zhao, Xiaopeng

    the way the human brain operates [13]. ANNs are suited to problems of signal processing and reconstructionAbstract--Constant monitoring of a variety of physiological signals is vitally important in numerous clinical care settings. This signals are not perfect, however, and can be corrupted or lost

  11. Engineering 39F, Section 1 Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES) Schedule Week & Date Topics Guest Speakers &

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    Agogino, Alice M.

    : Wind N/A 8 10/18/2010 Wind Energy Project Development Danny Wilson N/A Due by end of class: PrototypeEngineering 39F, Section 1 Community Assessment of Renewable Energy and Sustainability (CARES of Wind Energy System 9 10/25/2010 Wind Energy Project Redesign Danny Wilson N/A Due by end of class

  12. This information sheet is for the care and use of Fish Potential Zoonotic Diseases: Aside from food

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    Wood, Marcelo A.

    This information sheet is for the care and use of Fish Potential Zoonotic Diseases: Aside from food poisonings, the overall incidence of transmission of disease-producing agents from fish to humans is low. There are, however, a number of agents that are found in fish and aquarium water that have the potential

  13. Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 3rd 2013 Vital Care Services

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    Tappert, Charles

    Proceedings of Student-Faculty Research Day, CSIS, Pace University, May 3rd , 2013 © 2013 Vital@pace.edu; kkravette@gmail.com; ad93620n@pace.edu; jcoppola@pace.edu; Christopher Gaur, Dave Gaur Vital Care Telehealth healthcare system monitoring their vital signs. Results of the study concluded that the participants were

  14. On the Affordable Use, Administration, and Maintenance of Open Source Health Care IT Applications by Rural/Small-Practice Health Professionals

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    Young, R. Michael

    On the Affordable Use, Administration, and Maintenance of Open Source Health Care IT Applications by Rural/Small-Practice Health Professionals Jacqueline Halladay2 , Laurie Williams1 , Mladen Vouk1 1 North_halladay@med.unc.edu The purpose of this project is to detail the Health information technology related needs of rural health care

  15. A Decade of Adult Intensive Care Unit Design: A Study of the Physical Design Features of the Best?Practice Examples

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    Rashid, Mahbub

    2006-10-01

    This article reports a study of the physical design characteristics of a set of adult intensive care units (ICUs), built between 1993 and 2003. These ICUs were recognized as the best-practice examples by the Society of Critical Care Medicine...

  16. Is Nursing right for me? If you are interested in caring for others then Nursing is an option you should consider.

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    courses: · Adult Nursing · Mental Health Nursing · Child Nursing Student Viewpoint: Lauren Piercy, NursingNursing Is Nursing right for me? If you are interested in caring for others then Nursing as well as a passion for care, working with ill and vulnerable children, young people or adults, in order

  17. Title of the paper: Comparison of frailty between users and non-users of a day care center using the Kihon Checklist in Brazil

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    Takada, Shoji

    care center using the Kihon Checklist in Brazil Short running title: Frailty in users and non in Brazil to meet the needs of the increasing older population. However, the health profiles were recruited at a day care center for the elderly in Brazil. The measurements consisted

  18. Summary of CARE-HHH Mini-Workshop on LHC Crab Cavity Validation, 21 August 2008

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    Calaga, R; Garoby, R; Linnecar, T; Tomás, R; Zimmermann, F; CERN. Geneva. BE Department

    2008-01-01

    A global LHC crab-cavity collaboration is rapidly advancing the R&D of a complete crab cavity cryomodule and performing the associated beam dynamics simulations compatible with a prototype test in the phase 0/I upgrade with the aim of establishing a full crab crossing scheme for the phase II upgrade of the LHC. A one day CARE-HHH mini-workshop was held on August 21, 2008 at CERN to discuss crab crossing in the LHC phase 0/I & II upgrades and this reports summarizes the activities of the four sessions that took place during the workshop. The goals of this crab-cavity workshop were fourfold: (1) to discuss prospects of crab cavities in LHC upgrades (2) to review the status of the cryomodule development and beam dynamics, (3) to establish validity requirements for LHC crab cavities which need to be demonstrated prior to their installation into the LHC, and (4) to provide guidance & coordination for the global collaborators.

  19. (Engineering standards in the CARES (Central American Rural Electrification Support) project)

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    Garcia, A. III.

    1989-10-27

    Given the short time that the staff has been in place the overall progress has been exceptional. No doubt the professionalism and high level of technical competence of the staff are some of the primary reasons. Documentation of the projects is adequate to reconstruct events and information that result in key decisions. The current Annual Workplan, however, is cumbersome due to its organization and excess of redundant reporting. It needs to be re-organized based on the original goals of the Phase I Study and not the 35 components. The progress to date has been impressive. The NRECS Staff has made a significant impact on policy and engineering decisions in Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador, all with some proven cost savings. The demonstration projects and alternative designs have resulted in a high degree of credibility for the NRECA Staff. The proposed new engineering standards have gained acceptance in all of the countries as experience grows. They are well planned and carefully thought out. Professional training will be needed in the coming years to overcome the natural momentum of the status quo.

  20. How much do cancer-related symptoms contribute to health-related quality of life in lung and colorectal cancer patients? A report from the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS) Consortium.

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    2015-01-01

    Cancer Society’s studies of cancer survivors. Can- cer.palliative care provider. Cancer J. 2013;19: 31. Catalanoof par- ticipants in the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and

  1. The Impact of Inpatient Boarding on ED Efficiency: A Discrete-Event Simulation Study

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    Bair, Aaron E.; Song, Wheyming T.; Chen, Yi-Chun; Morris, Beth A.

    2010-01-01

    random number streams (RNS) were needed for each simulationratios. Descriptions of these RNS, the associated fittedor ratios, the total numbers of RNS, and the referred tables

  2. Microcytosis and possible early iron deficiency in paediatric inpatients: a retrospective audit

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    Subramanian, Deepak N; Kitson, Sarah; Bhaniani, Amit

    2009-05-29

    low MCV results, seven patients (25%) had their low MCV results documented as abnormal in the notes and/or dis- charge summary; the remaining twenty-one (75%) had no documentation of their abnormal results and did not receive any subsequent treatment... of all patients with microcytosis where there is no immediate explanation, and to add a RDW and blood film analysis to any FBC samples that have been taken. Patients could then be stratified into low, moderate or high risk groups for iron deficiency...

  3. Cindy W. Christian, MD holds The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia endowed Chair in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of

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    Bushman, Frederic

    Cindy W. Christian, MD holds The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia endowed Chair was appointed as the rst medical director for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, leading the development of policies and strategies to improve the health of Philadelphia's dependent children. Dr

  4. Title: Gender differences in presentation, management and in-hospital outcome in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Data from 5,000 patients included in the ORBI

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    1 Title: Gender differences in presentation, management and in-hospital outcome in patients with ST. Titre: Différences liées au genre dans la présentation, la gestion et le devenir intra hospitalier des: Background: Gender differences in presentation, management and outcome in patients with ST

  5. Gauging the Cost of Loopholes: Health Care Pricing and Medicare Regulation in the Post-Enron Era

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    Weeks Leonard, Elizabeth

    2005-01-01

    . But after Enron, the public grew suspicious of profitability and looked for alternative explanations for high earnings. In Tenet?s case, the alternate explanation was a special payment adjustment under the Medicare program?the outlier ?loophole.? II... and successful strategies. Aspects of Tenet?s business model also allowed the company to collect special payments from Medicare, the federal health care program for the elderly and disabled.38 Although Tenet does not appear to have violated Medicare program...

  6. Intersecting Philosophies: A Qualitative Study of Student Conduct Administrators and Their Decision Making Utilizing the Concepts of Justice and Care 

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    Waller, Jennifer

    2013-07-31

    -1 INTERSECTING PHILOSOPHIES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF STUDENT CONDUCT ADMINISTRATORS AND THEIR DECISION MAKING UTILIZING THE CONCEPTS OF JUSTICE AND CARE A Dissertation by JENNIFER LYNN WALLER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M... University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Chair of Committee, Fred Bonner Co-Chair of Committee, Kelli Peck Parrott Committee Members, David W. Parrott Manda Rosser Head of Department, Fred M...

  7. Knowledge based ranking algorithm for comparative assessment of post-closure care needs of closed landfills

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    Sizirici, Banu; Tansel, Berrin; Kumar, Vivek

    2011-06-15

    Post-closure care (PCC) activities at landfills include cap maintenance; water quality monitoring; maintenance and monitoring of the gas collection/control system, leachate collection system, groundwater monitoring wells, and surface water management system; and general site maintenance. The objective of this study was to develop an integrated data and knowledge based decision making tool for preliminary estimation of PCC needs at closed landfills. To develop the decision making tool, 11 categories of parameters were identified as critical areas which could affect future PCC needs. Each category was further analyzed by detailed questions which could be answered with limited data and knowledge about the site, its history, location, and site specific characteristics. Depending on the existing knowledge base, a score was assigned to each question (on a scale 1-10, as 1 being the best and 10 being the worst). Each category was also assigned a weight based on its relative importance on the site conditions and PCC needs. The overall landfill score was obtained from the total weighted sum attained. Based on the overall score, landfill conditions could be categorized as critical, acceptable, or good. Critical condition indicates that the landfill may be a threat to the human health and the environment and necessary steps should be taken. Acceptable condition indicates that the landfill is currently stable and the monitoring should be continued. Good condition indicates that the landfill is stable and the monitoring activities can be reduced in the future. The knowledge base algorithm was applied to two case study landfills for preliminary assessment of PCC performance.

  8. Overview of the 2010 Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES)

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    Zaveri, Rahul A.; Shaw, William J.; Cziczo, D. J.; Schmid, Beat; Ferrare, R.; Alexander, M. L.; Alexandrov, Mikhail; Alvarez, R. J.; Arnott, W. P.; Atkinson, D.; Baidar, Sunil; Banta, Robert M.; Barnard, James C.; Beranek, Josef; Berg, Larry K.; Brechtel, Fred J.; Brewer, W. A.; Cahill, John F.; Cairns, Brian; Cappa, Christopher D.; Chand, Duli; China, Swarup; Comstock, Jennifer M.; Dubey, Manvendra K.; Easter, Richard C.; Erickson, Matthew H.; Fast, Jerome D.; Floerchinger, Cody; Flowers, B. A.; Fortner, Edward; Gaffney, Jeffrey S.; Gilles, Mary K.; Gorkowski, K.; Gustafson, William I.; Gyawali, Madhu S.; Hair, John; Hardesty, Michael; Harworth, J. W.; Herndon, Scott C.; Hiranuma, Naruki; Hostetler, Chris A.; Hubbe, John M.; Jayne, J. T.; Jeong, H.; Jobson, Bertram T.; Kassianov, Evgueni I.; Kleinman, L. I.; Kluzek, Celine D.; Knighton, B.; Kolesar, K. R.; Kuang, Chongai; Kubatova, A.; Langford, A. O.; Laskin, Alexander; Laulainen, Nels S.; Marchbanks, R. D.; Mazzoleni, Claudio; Mei, F.; Moffet, Ryan C.; Nelson, Danny A.; Obland, Michael; Oetjen, Hilke; Onasch, Timothy B.; Ortega, Ivan; Ottaviani, M.; Pekour, Mikhail S.; Prather, Kimberly A.; Radney, J. G.; Rogers, Ray; Sandberg, S. P.; Sedlacek, Art; Senff, Christoph; Senum, Gunar; Setyan, Ari; Shilling, John E.; Shrivastava, ManishKumar B.; Song, Chen; Springston, S. R.; Subramanian, R.; Suski, Kaitlyn; Tomlinson, Jason M.; Volkamer, Rainer M.; Wallace, Hoyt A.; Wang, J.; Weickmann, A. M.; Worsnop, Douglas R.; Yu, Xiao-Ying; Zelenyuk, Alla; Zhang, Qi

    2012-08-22

    Substantial uncertainties still exist in the scientific understanding of the possible interactions between urban and natural (biogenic) emissions in the production and transformation of atmospheric aerosol and the resulting impact on climate change. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program's Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) carried out in June 2010 in Central Valley, California, was a comprehensive effort designed to improve this understanding. The primary objective of the field study was to investigate the evolution of secondary organic and black carbon aerosols and their climate-related properties in the Sacramento urban plume as it was routinely transported into the forested Sierra Nevada foothills area. Urban aerosols and trace gases experienced significant physical and chemical transformations as they mixed with the reactive biogenic hydrocarbons emitted from the forest. Two heavily-instrumented ground sites - one within the Sacramento urban area and another about 40 km to the northeast in the foothills area - were set up to characterize the evolution of meteorological variables, trace gases, aerosol precursors, aerosol size, composition, and climate-related properties in freshly polluted and 'aged' urban air. On selected days, the DOE G-1 aircraft was deployed to make similar measurements upwind and across the evolving Sacramento plume in the morning and again in the afternoon. The NASA B-200 aircraft, carrying remote sensing instruments, was also deployed to characterize the vertical and horizontal distribution of aerosols and aerosol optical properties within and around the plume. This overview provides: a) the scientific background and motivation for the study, b) the operational and logistical information pertinent to the execution of the study, c) an overview of key observations and initial results from the aircraft and ground-based sampling platforms, and d) a roadmap of planned data analyses and focused modeling efforts that will facilitate the integration of new knowledge into improved representations of key aerosol processes in climate models.

  9. Adaptation of Cancer Supportive Care to the Correctional Setting: A LiteratureAdaptation of Cancer Supportive Care to the Correctional Setting: A Literature R i & P d M d lR i & P d M d lReview & Proposed ModelReview & Proposed Model

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Adaptation of Cancer Supportive Care to the Correctional Setting: A LiteratureAdaptation of Cancer of Medicine Background · Significant rise in cancer diagnosis in inmate Abstract Purpose: Cancer Supportive of Structured Cancer Supportive Literature Review continued Interdisciplinary Care5:g g population due to 1

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    UKC CHP HC2 HSV ZNI ISC NRT HC4 KMC CSA CSC CCC LAC + USC Outpatient Facility LAC + USC Inpatient Teaching and Research E5 CCC Child Care Center G4 CHP Center for the Health Professions F3 CLB Clinical Floor F4 CHP CHP Executive Conference, Room 102 F3 CSC Harkness Assembly, Room 250 H3 HC4 USC Healthcare

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    . Different Methods of Adjusting Hospital Charges Dependent Variable: Uncompensated care costs per capita. Charges B. Charges times hospital-specific "jacknifed" mean cost-to-charge ratio C. Charges times state-year mean cost-to-charge ratio All Hospitals Non-Profit Hospitals For-Profit Hospitals Appendix Table A1

  12. Understanding high and low patient experience scores in primary care: analysis of patients’ survey data for general practices and individual doctors

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    Roberts, Martin J.; Campbell, John L.; Abel, Gary A.; Davey, Antoinette F.; Elmore, Natasha L.; Maramba, Inocencio; Carter, Mary; Elliott, Marc N.; Roland, Martin O.; Burt, Jenni A.

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    and primary care 1, Gary A Abel senior research associate 2, Antoinette F Davey research fellow 1, Natasha L Elmore research assistant2, Inocencio Maramba associate research fellow1, Mary Carter associate research fellow 1, Marc N Elliott senior principal...

  13. AI Support of Teamwork for Coordinated Care of Children with Complex Ofra Amir and Barbara J. Grosz and Krzysztof Z. Gajos

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    Chen, Yiling

    - tions such as asthma or diabetes, such integrated care plans Copyright c 2014, Association, they are not monitored or updated, which causes the plans to become quickly obsolete given the uncer- tainty

  14. Effectiveness of Patient Adherence Groups as a Model of Care for Stable Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

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    Abstract: Background: Innovative models of care are required to cope with the ever-increasing number of patients on antiretroviral therapy in the most affected countries. This study, in Khayelitsha, South Africa, evaluates ...

  15. Healing design: a phenomenological approach to the relation of the physical setting to positive social interaction in pediatric intensive care units in the United States and Turkey 

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    and her concern for world; All care providers for choosing their career, especially Turkish nurses and physicians, whose spirit overcomes practical constraints in the delivery of critical care. I also want to express my gratitude to Dr. Tezer Kutluk..................................................................163 xiv LIST OF FIGURES (Continued) FIGURE Page 5.1 Social Interaction of Turkish Caregivers, Nurses? Room (Source: Author)..................................168 5.2 Nature Characteristics...

  16. Delay in accessing healthcare after transient ischaemic attack and minor stroke : the role of primary care in the problem and the solution

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    health care seeking behaviour (64). This was interpreted as evidence that demographic associations with delay in providing care must be due to the healthcare system response, and not individual healthcare seeking behaviour. 2.3.1 Determinants of delay... and deprivation? 2. Do differences in age and deprivation between OXVASC practices affect the presentation of patients with TIA to healthcare? 3. Is healthcare access after TIA or minor stroke influenced by the following factors; choice of healthcare provider...

  17. Challenges Associated with Multi-institutional Multi-site Clinical Trial Collaborations: Lessons from a Diabetes Self-Management Interventions Study in Primary Care 

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  18. Enhanced SOA formation from mixed anthropogenic and biogenic emissions during the CARES campaign

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    Shilling, John E.; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Fast, Jerome D.; Kleinman, Lawrence I.; Alexander, M. L.; Canagaratna, Manjula R.; Fortner, Edward; Hubbe, John M.; Jayne, John T.; Sedlacek, Art; Setyan, Ari; Springston, S.; Worsnop, Douglas R.; Zhang, Qi

    2013-02-21

    The CARES campaign was conducted during June, 2010 in the vicinity of Sacramento, California to study aerosol formation and aging in a region where anthropogenic and biogenic emissions regularly mix. Here, we describe measurements from an Aerodyne High Resolution Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS), an Ionicon Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer (PTR-MS), and trace gas detectors (CO, NO, NOx) deployed on the G-1 research aircraft to investigate ambient gas- and particle-phase chemical composition. AMS measurements showed that the particle phase is dominated by organic aerosol (OA) (85% on average) with smaller concentrations of sulfate (5%), nitrate (6%) and ammonium (3%) observed. PTR-MS data showed that isoprene dominated the biogenic volatile organic compound concentrations (BVOCs), with monoterpene concentrations generally below the detection limit. Using two different metrics, median OA concentrations and the slope of plots of OA vs. CO concentrations (i.e., ?OA/?CO), we contrast organic aerosol evolution on flight days with different prevailing meteorological conditions to elucidate the role of anthropogenic and biogenic emissions on OA formation. Airmasses influenced predominantly by biogenic emissions had median OA concentrations of 2.9 ?g/m3 and near zero ?OA/?CO. Those influenced predominantly by anthropogenic emissions had median OA concentrations of 4.7 ?g/m3 and ?OA/?CO ratios of 35 - 44 ?g/m3ppmv. When biogenic and anthropogenic emissions mix, OA levels are dramatically enhanced with median OA concentrations of 11.4 ?g/m3 and ?OA/?CO ratios of 77 - 157 ?g/m3ppmv. Taken together, our observations show that production of OA is enhanced when anthropogenic emissions from Sacramento mix with isoprene-rich air from the foothills. A strong, non-linear dependence of SOA yield from isoprene is the mechanistic explanation for this enhancement most consistent with both the gas- and particle-phase data. If these observations are found to be robust in other seasons and in areas outside of Sacramento, regional and global aerosol modules will need to incorporate NOx-dependent SOA yields into their algorithms. Regardless of the mechanism, accurately predicting OA mass concentrations and their effect on radiation balance will require an accurate accounting of the interactions of biogenic and anthropogenic emissions.

  19. Transport and mixing patterns over Central California during the carbonaceous aerosol and radiative effects study (CARES)

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    Fast J. D.; Springston S.; Gustafson Jr., W. I.; Berg, L. K.; Shaw, W. J.; Pekour, M.; Shrivastava, M.; Barnard, J. C.; Ferrare, R. A.; Hostetler, C. A.; Hair, J. A.; Erickson, M.; Jobson, B. T.; Flowers, B.; Dubey, M. K.; Pierce, R. B.; Dolislager, L.; Pederson, J.; Zaveri, R. A.

    2012-02-17

    We describe the synoptic and regional-scale meteorological conditions that affected the transport and mixing of trace gases and aerosols in the vicinity of Sacramento, California during June 2010 when the Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiative Effects Study (CARES) was conducted. The meteorological measurements collected by various instruments deployed during the campaign and the performance of the chemistry version of the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF-Chem) are both discussed. WRF-Chem was run daily during the campaign to forecast the spatial and temporal variation of carbon monoxide emitted from 20 anthropogenic source regions in California to guide aircraft sampling. The model is shown to reproduce the overall circulations and boundary-layer characteristics in the region, although errors in the upslope wind speed and boundary-layer depth contribute to differences in the observed and simulated carbon monoxide. Thermally-driven upslope flows that transported pollutants from Sacramento over the foothills of the Sierra Nevada occurred every afternoon, except during three periods when the passage of mid-tropospheric troughs disrupted the regional-scale flow patterns. The meteorological conditions after the passage of the third trough were the most favorable for photochemistry and likely formation of secondary organic aerosols. Meteorological measurements and model forecasts indicate that the Sacramento pollutant plume was likely transported over a downwind site that collected trace gas and aerosol measurements during 23 time periods; however, direct transport occurred during only eight of these periods. The model also showed that emissions from the San Francisco Bay area transported by intrusions of marine air contributed a large fraction of the carbon monoxide in the vicinity of Sacramento, suggesting that this source likely affects local chemistry. Contributions from other sources of pollutants, such as those in the Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Valley, were relatively low. Aerosol layering in the free troposphere was observed during the morning by an airborne Lidar. WRF-Chem forecasts showed that mountain venting processes contributed to aged pollutants aloft in the valley atmosphere that are then entrained into the growing boundary layer the subsequent day.

  20. CCN Activity of Organic Aerosols Observed Downwind of Urban Emissions during CARES

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    Mei, Fan; Setyan, Ari; Zhang, Qi; Wang, J. X.

    2013-12-17

    During the Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES), activation fraction of size-resolved aerosol particles and aerosol chemical composition were characterized at the T1 site (~60 km downwind of Sacramento, California) from 10 June to 28 June 2010. The hygroscopicity of CCN-active particles (kCCN) with diameter from 100 to 170 nm, derived from the size-resolved activated fraction, varied from 0.10 to 0.21, with an average of 0.15, which was substantially lower than that proposed for continental sites in earlier studies. The low kCCN value was due to the high organic volume fraction, averaged over 80% at the T1 site. The derived kCCN exhibited little diurnal variation, consistent with the relatively constant organic volume fraction observed. At any time, over 90% of the size selected particles with diameter between 100 and 171nm were CCN active, suggesting most particles within this size range were aged background particles. Due to the large organic volume fraction, organic hygroscopicity (korg) strongly impacted particle hygroscopicity and therefore calculated CCN concentration. For vast majority of the cases, an increase of korg from 0.03 to 0.18, which are within the typical range, doubled the calculated CCN concentration. Organic hygroscopicity was derived from kCCN and aerosol chemical composition, and its variations with the fraction of total organic mass spectral signal at m/z 44 (f44) and O:C were compared to results from previous studies. Overall, the relationships between korg and f44 are quite consistent for organic aerosol (OA) observed during field studies and those formed in smog chamber. Compared to the relationship between korg and f44, the relationship between korg and O:C exhibits more significant differences among different studies, suggesting korg may be better parameterized using f44. A least squares fit yielded korg = 2.10 (±0.07) × f44 ?0.11 (±0.01) with the Pearson R2 value of 0.71. One possible explanation for the stronger correlation between korg and f44 is that the m/z 44 signal (mostly contributed by the CO+2 ion) is more closely related to organic acids, which may dominate the overall korg due to their relatively high water solubility and hygroscopicity.