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Boylston M.T.,Eastern University at New Eagle | Burnett I.,Mercy Health System
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development | Year: 2010

With the influx of foreign nurses into the U.S. healthcare system, a process of educating and orienting Korean nurses has been developed through a unique partnership between a small Christian university and a large faith-based hospital system in the northeast. The authors describe best practices incorporated by the partnership to ensure a seamless educational and orientation experience. Copyright © 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Jackson C.,Eastern University at New Eagle
Holistic Nursing Practice | Year: 2010

Bloodletting has been used extensively throughout history and across cultures. When viewed as a panacea, it is dangerous. When used strategically, it can be life saving. Likewise, mammography has come to be viewed as essential for detection of breast cancer. Research and holistic understanding of prevention and detection of disease challenges this viewpoint. Safer options for breast cancer screening are available.

Billups K.,University of Delaware | Aufdenkampe A.,Stroud Water Research Center | Hays R.,University of Delaware | Hays R.,Eastern University at New Eagle
Global and Planetary Change | Year: 2013

We use bulk sediment δ15N values and opal and carbon mass accumulation rates (MAR) to reconstruct nutrient utilization and export productivity at Ocean Drilling Program Site 745 (Antarctic Zone of the Southern Ocean) spanning the late Miocene through early Pleistocene (~6.5-1.4Ma). We investigate whether early Pliocene climatic warmth and subsequent cooling can be related to changes in high latitude productivity. Results indicate that δ15N values increase to above late Holocene levels from the late Miocene through the late Pliocene (6.5 to 2Ma). Opal and carbon MARs are low during the early Pliocene. Relatively high δ15N together with low export production is consistent with a more southerly position of the Polar Frontal Zone (PFZ) allowing the expansion of nitrate depleted, low nutrient upper waters south toward Site 745. The interpretation is supported by a relatively small δ15N gradient between Site 745 and a site in the Subantarctic Zone of the Southern Ocean (Site 1090). There are no unique changes in the Site 745 δ15N values or export productivity at 2.7Ma. During the late Pliocene to early Pleistocene climate transition (between ~2.1 and at 1.7Ma), δ15N values display large variations approaching those observed during the last glacial to interglacial transition in this latitude band. Opal and carbon MARs also show large fluctuations, but in the opposite sense with maxima corresponding to minima in the δ15N record and vice versa. The pattern of high δ15N values associated with low export production may reflect changes in nutrient utilization in response to changes in water column stratification once the PFZ has moved north of the location of Site 745. Our results provide a mechanism for enhancing early Pliocene CO2 concentrations via reduced uptake of CO2 due to low productivity in the Southern Ocean. Once the PFZ has moved north, the region may have become sensitive to changes in water column stratification, potentially contributing to fluctuations in CO2. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.

Bambara L.M.,Lehigh University | Cole C.L.,Lehigh University | Kunsch C.,Eastern University at New Eagle | Tsai S.-C.,Lehigh University | Ayad E.,Lehigh University
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders | Year: 2016

Background Social-communication deficits of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can significantly interfere with their participation in high school activities, where conversation is the primary mode of social interaction. The purpose of this study was to extend the social-communication research in high school settings by the evaluating use of a peer-mediated intervention (PMI) during lunch on the conversational skills of three adolescents with ASD who were observed to be passive or reluctant conversationalists. Method A multiple-baseline design across participants was used to assess the effects of teaching typical peers strategies for facilitating conversation with the focal students. Peers served as the primary interventionists, but as in other PMI research, we also incorporated the use of written text cues and direct instruction for the focal students, with the aim of using text cues flexibly for a more natural conversation. Results Results indicated improvements in focal students' conversational skills including an increased number of conversational acts, initiations, and follow-up questions, and longer conversational episodes with peers. Overall assertive acts (i.e., responses not contingent upon peer requests) also increased, suggesting that the once passive conversationalists were becoming more assertive. Social validity outcome measures attested to the acceptability of the PMI and the quality of conversation between focal students and peers. Conclusions The results of this study provide preliminary evidence that PMI can produce substantial and socially-validated conversational outcomes for high school students with ASD. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Lee S.,Gachon University | Park J.-S.,Eastern University at New Eagle | Lee T.R.,University of Houston
Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society | Year: 2011

The wettabilities of the partially fluorinated polymers (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene copolymer (ETFE), ethylenechlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer (ECTFE), and poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)) were investigated by contact angle measurements. Zisman plots for ETFE and ECTFE exhibited linear relationships, while the Zisman plot for PVDF showed a slight curvature, which was interpreted to indicate strong non-dispersive interactions between the surface and the contacting liquids. The Lifshitz-van der Waals forces of the fluoropolymers were estimated to increase in the order of ETFE < PVDF « ECTFE. An evaluation of the polar or "acid-base" interaction energies showed that PVDF, which possesses the most acidic hydrogens among the examined fluoropolymers, has the strongest acid-base interactions.

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