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1 An Educational Tool with Recommendations for Providers: Barriers to Screening for Hepatitis B in Asian American and Pacific IslandersHealthcare providers have long subscribed to the notion of providing culturally competent healthcare to diverse populations. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing minority group in the United States and chronic hepatitis B affects more of this population then the gene...Lynch, Keisa M.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Hepatitis B; Infection Control; Communication Barriers; Asian Americans; Oceanic Ancestry Group; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Mass Screening; Healthcare Disparities; Vulnerable Populations
2 Guideline for Probiotic Use in Very Low Birth Weight NeonatesThis Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project consisted of developing a clinical practice guideline for neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatologists on probiotic administration in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. The guideline is based on a synthesis of relevant literature and consultat...Parker, RuslanaAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Low Birth Weight; Enterocolitis, Necrotizing; Probiotics; Nutrition Therapy; Incidence; Practice Guidelines as Topic
3 Provider and Patient Education on the Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnostic Criteria of Inflammatory Breast CancerInflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer. IBC was once a universally fatal disease, but today the 5-year survival is 30-40% (Bond, Connoly, & Asci, 2010). IBC is 1% - 6% of all breast cancer diagnoses. Rarity breeds unfamiliarity in both providers and ...Solomon, DaphneAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Breast Neoplasms; Patient Education as Topic; Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms; Chemotherapy, Adjuvant; Primary Health Care; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Inflammatory Breast Cancer; Primary Care Providers
4 Group Prenatal Education for Combating Obesity and Gestational Diabetes In Hispanic WomenWith the prevalence of overweight an obesity continuing to grow in the United States, the condition has begun to reach epidemic proportions. The rise of overweight and obesity has brought with it several other weight related health conditions. These conditions include hypertension, diabetes, hyperli...Cruz, MariaAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Pregnant Women; Hispanic Americans; Diabetes, Gestational; Pregnancy in Diabetics; Obesity; Prenatal Care; Pregnancy Complications; Health Education; Group Processes
5 A Clinical Guideline for Airway Pressure Release Ventilation in Difficult-to-Oxygenate PatientsAdult intensive care unit patients often suffer from derangements of oxygen demand and delivery that, if untreated, result in organ dysfunction and possibly death. One clinical condition that contributes to profound hypoxemia is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Patients who develop ARDS e...Johnson, Jared D.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Continuous Positive Airway Pressure; Airway Management; Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult; Clinical Protocols; Intensive Care; Translational Medical Research; Management Quality Circles; Evidence-Based Nursing
6 Exploring Beliefs about Contraception in Bhutanese WomenBhutanese immigrants are the first poor Hindus to arrive in the United States as refugees in large numbers. They lived in seven refugee camps in Nepal for about twenty years. They also identify themselves as Nepalese or Nepali Bhutanese. More than 49,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in the...Poudel, BinduAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Contraception; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Bhutan; Sexual Behavior; Culture; Religion; Hinduism; Refugees; Family Planning
7 An Algorithm for Narrowband UVB TherapyA Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) algorithm was developed assisting health care provides to safely and effectively prescribe light therapy and in-turn allowing patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Phototherapy is a safe and potentially effective modality used in dermatology for treatment of multi...Larsen, BrookeAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Skin Diseases; Phototherapy; Ultraviolet Therapy; Algorithms; Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation; Evidence-Based Medicine; Clinical Protocols
8 Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based InterventionsSleep problems are especially common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies estimate the prevalence of sleep to be 44%-83% for children with ASD compared with 32% of typically-developing children and 46% of children wit other developmental disabili...Blair, RuthAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Autistic Disorder; Sleep Disorders; Quality of Life; Intervention Studies; Melatonin; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Neurodevelopmental Disorders
9 Preconception Care in the Primary Care SettingApproximately half of all pregnancies are unplanned. This statistic alone indicates the importance of preconception counseling for all women of childbearing age, regardless of pregnancy plans. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends risk assessment and counseling for all women of childbearin...Unger, AdrienneAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Preconception Care; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Outcome; Primary Health Care; Prenatal Education; Patient Education Handout; Health Promotion; Health Literacy; Family Nurse Practitioners
10 Diabetes Management in the Very Elderly: An Integrative Review of Glycemic Guidelines and Assessment of Current Practice for the Treatment of Diabetes in the ElderlyDiabetes is a complex, multifaceted condition that involves genetics, behavior patterns, environmental factors, cultural and religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, existing co-morbid conditions, and age. The purpose of this integrated literature review was to establish clinical guideline recommend...Mason, CharlotteAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Diabetes Mellitus; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Disease Management; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Health Services for the Aged
11 Improving Spirituality Assessment in Primary Care Using the FICA Assessment ToolSpirituality has historically had a place in health and healing. Researchers have documented numerous health benefits that are associated with spiritual health: lower incidence of cancer, better outcomes from cancer treatments, lower blood pressure, improved cardiac outcomes, better quality of life,...Davenport, BrianAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Spirituality; Complementary Therapies; Primary Health Care; Process Assessment (Health Care); FICA
12 Fecal Incontinence Among Community-Dwelling Adults in the Primary Care SettingThe following scholarly project arose in response to recognition of a gap between currently available research on prevalence, screening, and treatment for fecal incontinence in the primary care setting, and current primary care practice. The purpose of this project is to improve health literacy on t...Kitzmiller, EllenAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Fecal Incontinence; Residential Facilities; Primary Care Nursing; Quality of Life; Psychometrics
13 Evidence for Specific Implementation PracticesIn light of the accelerating rate of electronic health record [EHR] adoption in the U.S., there is a recognized need for guidance on the matter of successful implementation practices (Coiera, Aarts & Kulikowski, 2011; Cresswell & Sheikh, 2013; Waterson, Hoonakker & Carayon, 2013; Institute of Medici...Bergvall, RachelAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Electronic Health Records; Evaluation Studies as Topic; Health Information Management; Benchmarking; Meaningful Use; Peer Review; Health Plan Implementation
14 An Examination of Web- Based Instruction Synthesis of LiteratureThis paper is a literature review regarding web-based instructional systems in post-secondary education and higher education. In this paper I summarized findings of a review of literature identifying the various methods that have been used to deliver web-based education, and examining the underlying...Green, PatriciaAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Programmed Instruction as Topic; Review Literature as Topic; Education, Distance; Internet; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Problem-Based
15 Evidence-Based Psychopharmacologic Interventions for Problem Behaviors in ASD Children Under the Age of FiveIn 2007 the Centers for Disease Control, found that autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder and pervasive development mental disorder NOS, (referred to collectively as autism spectrum disorders, or ASD), had prevalence rates in the United States of 1:150 children with a male to female ratio of 4.3:1 ...DeMoss, Angela MichelleAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Autistic Disorder; Child Behavior Disorders; Self-Injurious Behavior; Anxiety; Aggression; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity; Drug Therapy; Clinical Protocols
16 Radiology Service For The Uninsured At Dirne Health Clinic, Coeur d' Alene, IdahoThis project involved researching and analyzing the options for establishing a radiology service at Dirne Health Clinic (DHC) in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The clinic currently does not have the equipment to perform it own x-rays and relies on a financial agreement with the local hospital to provide radi...Brown, Peter C.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Ambulatory Care Facilities; Diagnostic Equipment; Technology, Radiologic; Diagnostic Services; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Idaho; Health Services Accessibility; Medically Uninsured
17 A Systemic Review of the Cost-­Effectiveness of Clinical Decision SupportThis paper will examine the evidence related to the effectiveness of clinical decision systems (CDSSs) on patient safety and outcomes and how it relates to health care costs. A systematic review of the literature shows that CDSSs, if implemented properly, do improve patient safety and outcomes. Desp...Turley, Raymond K.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Decision Support Systems, Clinical; Quality of Life; Electronic Health Records
18 The Best Pharmacological Interventions for Depression in Adolescents with Comorbid Substance Use DisordersAccording to Riggs, et al (2007) depression rates are higher in adolescents with substance use disorders (15-24%) than in adolescents without substance use disorders (2-8%). Adolescents with substance use disorders are also more likely to have poorer drug treatment outcomes and higher relapse rates....Butler, JoanAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Adolescent; Comorbidity; Depressive Disorder; Substance-Related Disorders; Drug Therapy; Treatment Outcome; Behavior, Addictive
19 End-of-Life Teaching StrategiesA number of national organizations have identified the need to improve the quality of care for patients ar the end-of-life (EOL). For example, in 2003 the Last Acts Campaign released the results of a survey in which every state in the United states rated the care at the EOL as mediocre or worse. The...Howell, RockyAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Nursing Care; Quality of Health Care; Terminal Care; Empathy; Emotions; Teaching; Curriculum; Students, Nursing; End-of-Life Care
20 Too Much Data, Not Enough Data: Providing Relevance to Care Connectivity Consortium Providers and Their PatientsThe Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a consortium of five leading U.S. healthcare organizations was recently formed to help promote electronic transfer of health information across the country. Electronic health information transfer has also become a mandate for "Meaningful Use" in a recent provi...Merkley, KathleenAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Meaningful Use; Electronic Health Records; Information Systems; Information Dissemination; Data Collection; Utah Health Information Network
21 Using Bedside Ultrasound For Fluid Assessment and ResponsivenessBedside ultrasound is a tool being increasingly used among clinicians. Technological advancements of ultrasound systems have made them smaller and more portable with increased image resolution, making bedside ultrasound an available and affordable tool in the intensive care unit. However, acceptance...Vreeland, MichaelAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Pilot Projects; Point-of-Care Systems; Ultrasonography; Echocardiography; Hemodynamics; Central Venous Pressure; Vena Cava, Inferior; Fluid Status
22 Rural High School Athletic Coaches' Concussion KnowledgeEmergency departments have seen a 60% increase in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from sport and recreation in children and adolescents in the last 10 years. Multiple epidemiologic studies have suggested long-term cognitive deficits with repeated concussions. Many times coaches are the individuals pr...Andersen, BryceAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Brain Concussion; Post-Concussion Syndrome; Athletic Injuries; Health Education; Severity of Illness Index; Adolescent; Symptom Assessment
23 Health Promotion for Older Adults: A Framework for Personalized Health Advice During Medicare Wellness VisitsAs the population ages, growing evidence supports health promotion strategies to optimize functional status and reduce morbidity and mortality in older adults. Medicare Wellness Visits provide a unique opportunity to deliver preventive care services to this population on an annual basis. Key require...Land, LaurenAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Health Promotion; Preventive Health Services; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Health Services for the Aged; Medicare; Office Visits; Individualized Medicine
24 Psychosocial Interventions to Reduce Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Among Adolescents With Type I DiabetesType I diabetes mellitus is a chronic illness that typically develops in early childhood or adolescence (Gage, Hampson, Skinner, Hart, Storey, Foxcroft, Kimber, Cradock, McEvilly, 2004). It is characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce islet cells that are essential to the metabolism ...Jubber, LaraAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Adolescent; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1; Prodromal Symptoms; Depression; Anxiety; Social Support; Adaptation, Psychological; Self Efficacy; Intervention Studies
25 DNP Project: Reintroducing Noninvasive VentilationMy project is centered around assessing current NIV (BIPAP) practices within healthcare settings to which I am exposed through my clinical rotations. I proposed to evaluate current literature with evidence-based practice to compare with my findings with respect to facility practices. Ideally, it wou...Marendiuk, RyanAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Respiratory Insufficiency; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Noninvasive Ventilation; Respiratory Therapy; Clinical Protocols; Evidence-Based Practice; NIPPV
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