Publications

Scholarly Journals--Published

  • Edwards, A, Sitanggang, N., Sanchez, M., Cardona, T, Radovich, P. (2021) Pressure Injury Prevention in Patients with Prolonged ED stays Prior to Admission. 121(2): 48-54. (02/2021)
  • Phan, R and Radovich, P. (2020) Achieving American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Designation with a Virtual Site Visit. JONA. 50(12) ppe12-e13 (02/2021)
  • Ayer Miller, V., Newcombe, J., Radovich, P., Johnston, F., Medina, E., Nelson, A. The Healing Hearts at Home© Mobile Application Usability and Influence on Parental Perceived Stress: A Pilot Study” International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC) Volume 12, Issue 3, Article 6.  (02/2021)
  • McCoy C, Paredes M, Allen S, Blackey J, Nielsen C, . . . Radovich P. (2017). Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Implementing a Protocol to Decrease Incidence in Oncology Populations. Clin J Oncol Nurs, 21(4), 460-465. BACKGROUND: The impact of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) on immunocompromised patients with cancer requires preventive intervention from bedside nurses.. OBJECTIVES: This protocol aims to prevent CAUTIs in the inpatient oncology population by implementing an evidence-based, nurse-driven protocol for discontinuing indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs).. METHODS: Following a literature review of 34 articles, a nurse-driven CAUTI prevention protocol was developed and implemented on two 26-bed oncology units. Unit staff were educated on the protocol and use of the audit tool.. FINDINGS: Although CAUTI rates remained unchanged, infections per 1,000 IUC days decreased, and adherence among oncology nurses rose 66%-90% within the first two months. The protocol encouraged preventive intervention from RNs to protect patients with cancer from CAUTIs. (08/2017) (link)
  • Stevens K R, Engh E P, Tubbs-Cooley H, Conley D M, Cupit T, . . . Roussel L. (2017). Operational Failures Detected by Frontline Acute Care Nurses. Res Nurs Health, 40(3), 197-205. Frontline nurses encounter operational failures (OFs), or breakdowns in system processes, that hinder care, erode quality, and threaten patient safety. Previous research has relied on external observers to identify OFs; nurses have been passive participants in the identification of system failures that impede their ability to deliver safe and effective care. To better understand frontline nurses' direct experiences with OFs in hospitals, we conducted a multi-site study within a national research network to describe the rate and categories of OFs detected by nurses as they provided direct patient care. Data were collected by 774 nurses working in 67 adult and pediatric medical-surgical units in 23 hospitals. Nurses systematically recorded data about OFs encountered during 10 work shifts over a 20-day period. In total, nurses reported 27,298 OFs over 4,497 shifts, a rate of 6.07 OFs per shift. The highest rate of failures occurred in the category of Equipment/Supplies, and the lowest rate occurred in the category of Physical Unit/Layout. No differences in OF rate were detected based on hospital size, teaching status, or unit type. Given the scale of this study, we conclude that OFs are frequent and varied across system processes, and that organizations may readily obtain crucial information about OFs from frontline nurses. Nurses' detection of OFs could provide organizations with rich, real-time information about system operations to improve organizational reliability. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (2017) (link)
  • Ekong J, Radovich P, & Brown G. (2016). Educating Home Healthcare Nurses About Heart Failure Self-Care. Home Healthc Now, 34(9), 500-506. The ability of home healthcare nurses to effectively educate patients with heart failure (HF) on appropriate self-care is key to lowering the hospital readmission rates and other adverse outcomes. Evidence indicates, however, that nurses often lack current knowledge about HF self-care. Furthermore, patient education often fails to produce health literacy. Thus, this educational intervention for home healthcare nurses included content about key aspects of managing HF (e.g., diet, medications), as well as how to use the teach-back method during patient education. Pre- and posttesting (using the Nurses' Knowledge of HF Education Principles Questionnaire) and role-playing were used to evaluate the intervention delivered to 33 home care nurses. Findings exposed knowledge deficits regarding high-sodium foods, symptoms indicating deterioration, problematic weight gain, fluid management, as well as other topics related to HF. The education was partially effective in addressing these nurses' knowledge gaps. The evidence-based education for home healthcare nurses suggests that not only may nurses lack knowledge essential to teaching HF self-care; they may also lack effective patient education skills such as using the teach-back method. (10/2016) (link)
  • Gambles Samantha, Radovich Patricia, Lawson Karen, Tubbs Jill, Dorotta Ihab, . . . Markovich Susan. (2014). OUTCOMES OF CAUTI BUNDLE OPTIMIZATION: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH. Critical Care Medicine, 42(12), . (12/2014)
  • Sharkey J E, Van Leuven K, & Radovich P. (2012). Risks Related to Patient Bed Safety. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(4), 346-351. There is heightened public awareness of the inherent risks of hospitalization. The hospital bed itself, however, is often not where jeopardy is expected. This article examines 3 chief contributors to hazards associated with hospital bed systems: fire, entrapment, and pressure ulcers. Strategies to assess beds for safety risks are discussed. (10/2012) (link)
  • J. Sharkey, K. Van Leuven, P. Radovich. Risks Related to Patient Bed Safety  Journal of Nursing Care Quality.  (08/2012)
  • Radovich, P., Palaganas, J., Kiemensey, J., Strother, B., Bruneau, B., Hamiliton, L. Best Practices in Critical Care: Enhancing Leadership Through Simulation. Critical Care Nurse October 2011. 31(5); 58-63  DOI: 4037/ccn2011463. (10/2011)
  • P. Radovich, J. Palaganas, K. Kiermeney, B. Strother, B. Bruneau, L. Hamilton. (2011) Enhancing Leadership Through Simulation – Critical Care Nurse (01/2011 - 12/2011)
  • P. Radov ich (2008) Acute Liver Failure  - American Nurse Today (01/2008 - 12/2008)

Abstract

  • (PEER REVIEWED) Stress, Anxiety and Resilience in New Graduate Nurse Residents during COVID-19. (02/2021)
  • (NON-PEER REVIEWED) Compassion Fatigue Collaborative Study Lina Kawar, PhD (03/2018 - 02/2019)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Co-investigator The Impact of Flexible Visiting Hours on Nurse Job Satisfaction in and Adult Surgical ICU SCCM Congress Houston Texas February 2012 (part of research team) (01/2012 - 12/2012)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Co-investigator  Successful Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients Listed for Liver Transplantation with Proton Beam Therapy while on waiting list. AASLD meeting 2002 (01/2012 - 12/2012)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Co-investigator         Control of non-resectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma by Proton Beam Radiotherapy prior to Liver Transplantation World Transplantation Congress 2006 Poster AASLD Meeting (01/2006 - 12/2006)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Co-investigator Abstract.  Successful Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients Listed for Liver Transplantation with Proton Beam Therapy while on waiting list.  American College of Gastroenterology  67th Annual Scientific Meeting 2002 (01/2002 - 12/2002)
  • (PEER REVIEWED) Co-investigator Analysis of First Twenty Two Patients using Proton Radiation Treatment in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. AASLD meeting 2000 (01/2000 - 12/2000)

Books and Chapters

  • Patients Undergoing Liver, Kidney, and/or Pancreas Transplantation -  in AACN Advanced Critical Care Nursing K. Carlson editor- Elsevier (2008) (02/2009 - 11/2010)
  • AACN Certification and Core Review for High Acuity and Critical Care  6th ed.– Gastrointestinal System & Pulmonary System – Grif Alspach Editor Elsevier ( 2007) (01/2007 - 12/2010)