Nursing

Improving outcomes for sepsis patients

More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute care hospitals in the United States. Although the majority of these patients receive post-acute care services, with more than a third coming to home health care, sepsis survivors account for a majority of readmissions nationwide.

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Nursing home nurses lack time and resources for complete care

Evidence from hospitals has shown for years that nurses are more likely to leave necessary patient care undone when employed in settings with insufficient staff and resources. This “missed care” has been linked to poor care quality.

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Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk

Up to half of all acute injury patients experience post-traumatic stress disorder in the months after injury. For urban black men, some of whom have experienced prior trauma, childhood adversity, and neighborhood disadvantage, acute post-injury stress responses are exacerbated.

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Full circle

Jennifer Toth was treated for hepatoblastoma as a young child at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she returned to work as an oncology nurse following her graduation from Penn Nursing in 2015.

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Improving Family-based Comm. Key to Enhancing Sexual Health Outcomes of GBQ Adolescents

Research by Dalmacio Flores in the School of Nursing has highlighted missed opportunities for sexual-health education between gay, bisexual, or queer adolescent males and their parents.

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Having More Graduate Nurses Boost Post-Surgical Outcomes in Dementia Patients

The School of Nursing’s Elizabeth White led a study on the impact of higher nurse-education levels on the outcomes of surgical patients with dementia. White attributes the results to the emphases of bachelor’s-degree programs on critical thinking and problem solving.

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