American Journal of Nursing Science

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014

  • Mislabelled Hospital Laboratory Specimen-A Risk Assessment Perspective

    Anne Rowshan, Hooman Rowshan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: 24 February 2014
    Accepted: 14 April 2014
    Published: 30 April 2014
    Abstract: Mislabeling of laboratory samples has been found to be a high-risk issue in acute care hospitals. In cases where hospitals adopted a bar code tracking system to ensure proper identification of specimens moving from bedside to the laboratory, the error rates were reduced from 108 to just 8. It is therefore concluded that adoption of bar code trackin... Show More
  • Assessment of Knowledge among Saudi Diabetic Children/ Adolescent at Riyadh City

    Salma Moawad, Amany Samy Badawy, Zainab Ahmed Al-saffar, Noraha Al-Hamdan, Ala'a M. Awadien

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2014
    Pages: 5-12
    Received: 1 March 2014
    Accepted: 18 April 2014
    Published: 20 May 2014
    Abstract: Background Puberty is a period of rapid growth and hormonal changes and is often characterized by deterioration in glycemic control, and all of these factors may promote the development of diabetes complications. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a serious disease and it causes a number of chronic diseases such as Ketoacidosis, cardiovascular disease, rena... Show More