Sandra Citty

Sandra Citty
University of Florida | UF · College of Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy

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20
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13 Research Items
307 Citations
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Education
August 1999 - May 2003
University of Florida
Field of study
  • Nursing
August 1996 - May 1998
University of Miami
Field of study
  • Nursing
August 1991 - May 1995
University of Miami
Field of study
  • Nursing

Publications

Publications (20)
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Objectives: The goal of this project was to evaluate and improve the ordering, administration, documentation, and monitoring of enteral nutrition therapies within the inpatient setting in a Veteran's Health Administration system. Methods: An interdisciplinary team of clinicians reviewed the literature for best practices and revised the process f...
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Background Knowledge and attitudes toward end-of-life (EOL) care are essential for students in nursing programs. During an undergraduate nursing curriculum transformation process, EOL content was moved to an earlier semester and assignments were revised to better align with new course objectives. Simulation was used to measure the impact of these c...
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Background Knowledge and attitudes toward end-of-life (EOL) care are essential for students in nursing programs. During an undergraduate nursing curriculum transformation process, EOL content was moved to an earlier semester and assignments were revised to better align with new course objectives. Simulation was used to measure the impact of these c...
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Parenteral and enteral nutrition support are key components of care for various medical and physiological conditions in infants, children, and adults. Nutrition support practices have advanced over time, driven by the goals of safe and sufficient delivery of needed nutrients and improved patient outcomes. These advances have been, and continue to b...
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Background It has been reported that many hospitals in the United States have fragmented and ineffective ordering, administration, documentation, and evaluation/monitoring of nutrition therapies. This paper reports on a project to investigate if perceived hospital staff awareness and documentation of nutrition support therapies (NSTs) improves by i...
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Background Prevalence of malnutrition has been reported in 60% of hospitalized and up to 78% patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). Malnutrition has been associated with complications such as infection, increased hospital length of stay, morbidity, and mortality. Nutritional support has been shown to reduce avoidable readmissions, pressu...
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Patient satisfaction is a key metric used to measure quality in health care. However, patient satisfaction measures in the pediatric population are less studied and understood than in the adult population. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of telephone follow-up on patient satisfaction in an outpatient pediatric neurosurgery clin...
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Introduction: In the spring of 2017, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Parenteral Nutrition Safety Committee and the Clinical Practice Committee convened an interprofessional task force to develop consensus recommendations for identifying patients with or at risk for refeeding syndrome (RS) and for avoiding and mana...
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Background: Currently, it is rare for nursing data to be available in data repositories due to the quality of nursing data collected in clinical practice. To improve the quality of nursing data, the American Nurses Association recommends the use of Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT) for coding nursing problems, interv...
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Significance: It is estimated that up to 50% of hospitalized patients are malnourished. Malnutrition can lead to longer hospital stays, altered immune function, and impaired skin integrity and wound healing. Malnutrition has been found to be a significant factor influencing pressure injury (PI) risk and wound healing. While PI prevention requires m...
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Objectives: To present the findings of a systematic review on the use of simulation-based learning experiences (SBLEs) to teach communication skills to nursing students and clinicians who provide palliative and end-of-life care to patients and their families. Background: Palliative care communication skills are fundamental to providing holistic...
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Objective: It is imperative that nurses are proficient and comfortable providing care to patients at the end of life. Recent studies show that nurses' knowledge of end-of-life care is less than optimal. Effective, evidence-based methods to infuse palliative and end-of-life care education into the undergraduate nursing curriculum are needed. Metho...
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Malnutrition in hospitalized patients is a major cause for hospital re-admission, pressure ulcers and increased hospital costs. Methods to improve the administration and documentation of nutritional supplements for hospitalized patients are needed to improve patient care, outcomes and resource utilization. Staff at a medium-sized academic health sc...
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Objectives: This article describes a quality improvement project using a multidisciplinary team approach to improve the rate of errors of omission of preprandial subcutaneous coverage insulin orders. Methods: A Diabetic Management Work Group was created to evaluate the system processes that affect success and failure of timely administration and...
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The Veterans Health System (VHS) implemented a new program, the Veterans Affairs Nursing Academy, to promote partnerships between the VHS and schools of nursing to supplement faculty resources to educate more nurses and to increase recruitment of nurses in the VHS. The partnership at the University of Florida College of Nursing and the Malcolm Rand...
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Colleges and schools of nursing with doctoral programs focus on developing quality research programs. One effective way of managing and nurturing a research program is through the implementation of a nursing research office or center. The purpose of this study is to describe the resources provided by the colleges/schools of nursing with doctoral pr...

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