1 - 25 of 523
Number of results to display per page
TitleCreatorDateDescription
1 Improving Care for Older Adults: Assessing the Need for a Managed Care Model in a Rural AreaGreen, Patricia2018Introduction: Older adults with complex medical needs are difficult to manage within various care settings, particularly in rural areas. The purpose of this project was to assess if Sweetwater County WY would benefit from an intervention aimed at improving care coordination in the form of a managed ...
2 Improving Cannabidiol Education for Mental Health ProvidersBrown, Kristen2018Decreased life expectancy in the US is associated with rising prevalence rates of opioid and benzodiazepine abuse in this country (Dowell, Arias, & Kochanek, 2017). The increase of overdose deaths associated with rising rates of opiate and benzodiazepine abuse necessitates alternative and complement...
3 Creating an Adult Congenital Cardiology Transition of Care Program at a Tertiary Care FacilityAnderson, Matthew2018Due to advances in surgical and medical management there is a rapidly growing population of adolescent and young adult survivors of congenital heart disease (CHD). Recent data reveals there are more adults than children with CHD. These CHD survivors are at risk of both cardiac and non-cardiac morbid...
4 Replacing No-Suicide Contracts with Individualized Safety Assessments and Safety Plans in the Psychiatric Inpatient SettingTaylor, Stephen2018Background: Verbal or written no-suicide contracting is a common nursing practice in psychiatric inpatient settings, and remains common place in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) inpatient psychiatric units. There is well supported evidence indicating that such contracts are oftentimes afford...
5 Education for Mental Health Professionals Working With Child and Adolescent Patients With Suicidal Ideation About the Smartphone App SafeUTLee, Younchan2018From 2007 to 2014 in Utah, the youth suicide rate nearly tripled to 8.5 per 100,000, and is currently the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds. Compared to national statistics, the 2014 youth suicide rate in Utah is more than double the national rate. Considering these rates of suicide a...
6 Improving Midwifery Prenatal Care for Women with ObesityLee, Kathryn2018Background. This project involved creation of a manuscript entitled Prenatal Care of Women with Obesity: An Effective Approach to Key Moments in Patient Counseling. The manuscript was created to enhance understanding of the communication needs of women with obesity during the prenatal period. Obese ...
7 Trial of a Guideline for Adverse Maternal EventsRose, Camilla2018Many factors may play a role in a woman's psychological well-being during the childbearing years, and some factors can influence a woman's ability to care for herself and her baby. Birth trauma is one event that may contribute to maternal mental illness. Birth trauma is defined as occurrence of any ...
8 Underutilization of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: Addressing Attitudes and BarriersLawson, Samantha2017This Doctoral Scholarly project addressed the unnecessary negative impacts of pregnancy related pelvic floor dysfunction through increasing midwife provider knowledge and utilization of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT). To this end PFPT and pregnancy related condition facts were gathered and syn...
9 The Importance of Patient Selection at Out-Patient Ambulatory CentersSanders, Greg2017In the United States, there has been a shift in outpatient procedures being performed in the hospital setting to being done in outpatient surgery centers. As a result, it is very important to determine which patients are appropriate for procedures done in the outpatient facility and which patients n...
10 Current Prescribing Practices of Oral Anti-Reflux Medications in the Neonatal PopulationWorman, Catherine2017This quality improvement project aimed to examine the current practices in the prescribing of oral histamine-2 receptor agonists (H2RA) and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) in a freestanding children's hospital level four newborn intensive care unit (NICU) in the year 2016. PPI and H2RA drugs are prescr...
11 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education for Primary Care Providers Caring for Military Personnel and VeteransGardiner, Brittany2017This project focused on providing education about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments to primary care providers caring for military personnel and veterans. Education on CAM therapies that is provided to primary care providers is often inadequate during formal training and subsequ...
12 Mental Health of Transgender Veterans: Patients' Perspective on the Psychiatric Care Provided at the Local Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterKasabyan, Anna2017Medical care quality and availability relate closely to an individual's geographic location, race or ethnicity, and other sociodemographic factors, including gender, education, and age. Due to difficulties with employment, lack of family support, and a high incidence of homelessness, the members of ...
13 Improving Barriers to Hospice Referrals for Older Adults in the Primary Care SettingCardon, Andrew2017Many primary care providers (PCP) are reluctant to refer older adult patients (>65 years old) for hospice services even though these services have shown to improve end-of-life care. This reluctance in referring is a problem because many older adults who would potentially qualify for hospice services...
14 Determining the Most Appropriate Time to Educate Caregivers on Fevers and Fever Management in a Pediatric ClinicSprague, Brittany2017Fever phobia has been an identified problem in the United States since 1980. Caregivers' unrealistic fears and concerns regarding their child's fever has resulted in inappropriate fever management. Primary care providers should be educating caregivers on fevers and proper management. The purpose of ...
15 Clinical Algorithm and Educational Presentation for the Management of Metabolic Side Effects Associated with Second Generation AntipsychoticsKeep, Bradley2017The aim of this project is to develop and provide an educational opportunity in regards to treating the metabolic side effects of second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) medications. Evidence-based resources, as well as VA specific resources, provided content for the development of a clinical algorith...
16 Improving the Usefulness of the Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) in the Treatment of Mental HealthHafen, Bret2017The Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) is a mental health assessment tool used to measure patient progress in therapy. The OQ generates a numerical score based on responses and compiles statistical data to monitor mental health distress between current and previous patient appointments. The Utah Department ...
17 Research Dissemination by Posters and Journal ClubsStuart, Benjamin2017Research becomes useful when findings are disseminated to providers and then translated into action. Reviews of the medical field in the 1990s found that research alone did not lead to desired patient outcomes because patient outcomes only improved as providers translated research into clinically re...
18 Mindful Meditation: Education and Training for the School-aged Child and AdolescentsWeston, Nancy2017Mental illness is an important and growing health concern in the United States, and a growing concern among the pediatric population, partly because needs are not being met. Among the pediatric population, anxiety, depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are most commonly diagnosed. ...
19 Asthma Mobile Applications to Improve Self-ManagementBuchmuller, Lilia2017More than 17 million cases of adult asthma were reported in the United States in 2015, with an estimated 50% having poorly controlled asthma. Non-adherence to evidence-based guidelines for self-management is strongly correlated to poor control. Appropriate utilization of good self-management skills ...
20 Increasing Advance Care Planning and Advance Directive Discussion in Primary Care SettingsYoon, Young2017Advance care planning (ACP) and advance directives (ADs) involve an active medical decision making process regarding one's end-of-life care in the event that a patient becomes incapacitated. The process includes patients and family members as well as well-trained, motivated, knowledgeable health car...
21 Hospital Based Medication DeliveryDuffey, Chantel2017Hospital readmission is a costly and common occurrence in the United States. Research suggests that a portion of all hospital readmissions can be attributed to medication non-adherence after discharge. One strategy for improving adherence to prescribed medications is to ensure patients obtain medica...
22 Educational Module for Case Managers Caring for the Chronically HomelessBonilla, Carlos E.2017Every chronically homeless individual in Utah costs the public approximately $30,000 to $50,000 a year in healthcare resources. One potential reason for the high cost of care delivery to those who are chronically homeless is that case managers (CMs) caring for this population lack clinical backgroun...
23 Promoting Comprehensive Sexuality Education to Adolescents through Primary CareNelson, Niesha2017Young people in the United States continue to engage in risky sexual behaviors that result in negative health outcomes. Sources of sexuality education include reliable sources (parents, teachers, and primary care providers [PCPs]) and unreliable sources (media and peers). Parents face communication ...
24 Education of Stakeholders and Guideline Proposal for Nitrous Oxide at an Army HospitalDove, Noelle2017The aim of this project was to educate Army hospital personnel about nitrous oxide (N2O) for labor analgesia and to provide them with a sample clinical practice guideline. Nitrous oxide is an inhaled gas that provides an effective form of pain control for most laboring women. For decades, women in o...
25 Managing Clostridium DifficileCaballero, Klasina2017Patients with clostridium difficile are at increased risk of mortality and morbidity. Indirect transmission through the interaction with a healthcare provider is thought to be one of the major routes in which this infection is transmitted. Patients who begin exhibiting more than three loose bowel mo...
1 - 25 of 523