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Sleepless in stepdown

Matukaitis, Joanne MSN, RN, FABC, NE-BC; Eckman, Thea MSN, RN, CCRN; Baxter, Kirstan BSN, CCRN-CSC; Bradley, Elisabeth MS, RN, APN; Hawrylack, Helen BSN, CCRN; Johnson, Sharmila MSN, RN, APN, CCRN; Mooney, Ruth PhD, MN, RN-BC; Papanicolas, Donna RN; Briggs, Patricia MSN, RN, CCRN, HTP

doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000450790.10849.13

Joanne Matukaitis is the vice chair of the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority for Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Ga. At Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, Thea Eckman is a staff education specialist (Wilmington); Kirstan Baxter is a nurse manager, Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex (Newark); Elisabeth Bradley is a clinical leader, cardiovascular prevention program (Newark); Helen Hawrylack is a patient-care coordinator (Newark); Sharmila Johnson is a cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist (Newark); Ruth Mooney is a nursing research facilitator (Newark); Donna Papanicolas is a cardiovascular liaison and STS data manager (Newark); and Patricia Briggs is an open-heart step-down unit nurse (Stanton).

The authors would like to thank the OHSD team at Christiana Care, without whom this work could not have been done.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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