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1 A Basic Thoracic Ultrasound Education Module for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner StudentsGates, Jared2016Nurse practitioners can maximize their scope of practice by utilizing ultrasound as a tool to effectively assess, interpret, diagnose, and perform specific procedures. Many clinical settings consider ultrasound use the standard of care for specific specialties making it important for nurse practitio...
2 A Clinical Guideline for Airway Pressure Release Ventilation in Difficult-to-Oxygenate PatientsJohnson, Jared D.2013Adult 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...
3 A Clinical Practice Guideline Promoting Opioid Awareness in a Level IV NICUKendall, Allison2019Problem. Neonates may be exposed to significant amounts of opioids in the NICU. The objective of this project was to investigate opioid exposure of neonates in a level IV NICU, enhance provider knowledge of this problem through education, and develop a clinical practice guideline to promote increase...
4 A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Recognition, Diagnosis, and Management of Neonatal DeliriumSchulte, Krista2018Purpose. The objective of this project was to create a clinical practice guideline (CPG) in order to standardize the assessment and treatment of neonatal delirium in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) environment. Methods. An evidence-based CPG was developed using literature pertaining to pediatri...
5 A Collaborative ICU Staffing Model: A Model Comprised of Nurse Practitioners and PhysicianDelgadillo, Jorge A.2017The aging population and advanced medical therapies has contributed to an increased need for more onsite medical coverage in Intensive Care Units (ICU) across the country. However, there has been a shortage of adequately trained critical care provider to staff these ICUs. This has contributed to cur...
6 A Collaborative Staffing Model in the Urban Community Hospital: Advanced Practice Clinician IntegrationMichael, John2018Changes within the healthcare environment are requiring medical systems to find creative ways to improve how they deliver care in order to optimize quality and cost-effectiveness. The addition of APC coverage within the hospital setting is heavily supported by data and has proven to be a worthwhile ...
7 A Collaborative Staffing Model: Utilizing Nurse Practitioners and Physicians on the Hospitalist ServiceLovell, Amber2018The purpose of this needs assessment is to determine an effective solution to provide additional coverage to the hospitalist service. It also serves to identify what patient factors are responsible for increases in workload for the hospitalist service. Studies indicate that an increase in patient ag...
8 A Consistent Approach to Noninvasive VentilationRushton, Wendy2017Respiratory distress continues to be the most common causes for admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for term and preterm infants. The severity of symptoms and need for intervention increases the earlier the infant is born. The rate of premature delivery continues to increase in the Un...
9 A Fall Prevention Protocol for Home Hospice PatientsPark, Minji2014Hospice patients are at a greater risk of falls than community-dwelling geriatric populations due to the nature of terminal illness. Although the necessity of developing a fall risk assessment and fall prevention protocol for home hospice patients has been discussed, an assessment protocol for home ...
10 A Feasibility Trial of a Metabolic Syndrome Intervention in Hospitalized Cardiac PatientsAllred, Anna2015Brief description: The incidence of metabolic syndrome is increasing dramatically in the U.S. as obesity rates rise. Metabolic syndrome increases diabetes incidence by 5 times and doubles a person's risk of MI, stroke and death. Little is being done in tertiary care to educate patients about metabol...
11 A Guideline Weaning Opiate Dependent InfantsStanding, Lyn England2013The scholarly project will provide an evidence-based guideline for the pharmacologic management of infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome. Neonatal abstinence syndrome increases the infant's length of hospital stay, impairs maternal-infant relationships, and impairs neurodevelopment (Pa...
12 A Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms in Chronic WoundsSnell, Leigh2013Bacterial biofilms are a contributing factor to the development and perpetuation of chronic wounds. Thus they add a significant burden to the healthcare system and adversely affect quality of life for many patients. A multi-faceted approach is necessary in order to effectively manage biofilms so tha...
13 A Module to Teach and Assess Medication Administration Principles Including Dosing, Procurement, Preparation, and Interaction with the Medication Administration Record (MAR)Southam, Glade2014Background: Nurses have a long history of difficulty with math (D. L. Brown, 2006). Technology and dimensional analysis (DA) have demonstrated benefits for teaching dosing calculations (Craig & Sellers, 1995; Greenfield, Whelan, & Cohn, 2006; Kohtz & Gowda, 2010; Koohestani & Baghcheghi, 2010; Serem...
14 A Motivational Interviewing Toolkit for Providers to Address Weight Among Pregnant WomenCole, Erin Johnson2014The obesity epidemic poses a substantial public health challenge in the United States and worldwide. More than one-half of all pregnant women in the United States are overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity during pregnancy carry significant short and long-term maternal and fetal risks. However,...
15 A National HIV Prevention Strategy: Increasing Awareness of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Primary Care ProvidersHeaney, Bobbi2016Worldwide HIV rates have slowly been decreasing, except among men who have sex with men, where unfortunately rates have increased. Historically, HIV prevention strategies focused on public education surrounding safe sex practices. However, a new strategy has expanded HIV prevention to include an ora...
16 A Pilot Study to Promote Abstinence from Nicotine: The Effects of the End Nicotine Dependence ProgramBowles, Dallas2018Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Cigarette smoking primarily starts in adolescence. Among detained juvenile offenders, 82.1% had smoked cigarettes prior to their incarceration. None of the six juvenile justice services (JJS) facilities located in Utah offer a s...
17 A Pre and Post Test Assessment of a Web Based Tutorial to Reduce Occupational Exposure Risks to Oncology NursesLewis, Jennifer2013The purpose of this project was to offer new knowledge through educational training to oncology nurses highlighting health risks related to inconsistent handling of hazardous drugs. Nurses who administer chemotherapy are exposed to aerosols and droplets of drugs during compound mixing, administratio...
18 A Quality Assurance Program to Improve Referral Services in a Sleep Disorders Clinic in Southeast IdahoPoulos-Edmo, Helene2013Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder posing increased risk for morbidity and often associated with co-existing disorders, such as, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. While prevalence rates vary, it is proposed that 26-32% of the United States population has a high prob...
19 A Quality Improvement Project to Develop and Evaluate Systems of Care for Undocumented Immigrants with End-Stage Renal Disease in Southwest IdahoChild, Clinton2015In Southwest Idaho undocumented immigrants have, compared to legal residents, little to no access to, or funding for, preventative and maintenance care of ESRD. The disparity of care in the current delivery system for undocumented immigrants results in poorer outcomes, longer length of stay, and a s...
20 A Retrospective Study of ICU Readmission of Cardiothoracic Surgery PatientsGentner, Amanda2016Transfer from the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) to a lower level of care represents a high-risk transition. Patients who survive critical illness are likely to have complex care needs and are at risk for adverse events and poor outcomes. Readmission to the CVICU is associated with incre...
21 A Sleep/Wake Protocol to Reduce Delirium in the CVICU and SICUDalton, Anna T.2018Background: Critically ill and hemodynamically unstable patients are at risk for experiencing a decrease in quality and quantity of sleep. Sleep deprivation in critically ill patients has been associated with an increased incidence of ICU delirium. Purpose: To decrease the incidence of delirium and ...
22 A Study of Micronutrient Deficiencies after Bariatric SurgeryNickel, Alexa2018Background: The United States is plagued with an obesity epidemic, with a resultant growing interest in bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgical procedures alter the GI tract, impeding absorption of micronutrients. Multivitamins (MVI) are an essential supplement after bariatric surgery to prevent nutri...
23 A Systemic Review of the Cost-­Effectiveness of Clinical Decision SupportTurley, Raymond K.2013This 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...
24 A Treatment Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia at the Hope ClinicHeckel, Geoffrey J.2013Dyslipidemia is a major independent risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, the current leading cause of death in the United States. Despite wide dissemination of the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines and strong evidence supporting the cli...
25 A Wasted Seat: Preventing Attrition with Pre-­Nursing Students with Learning CommunitiesJackson, Amber2013The nursing shortage that has affected the United States since 2001 has been well-documented. The recent economic recession has relieved this shortage due to the surge of nurses returning to work from retirement and part-time nurses increasing work hours. However, this relief is only temporary as th...
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