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1 Exploring an Integrated Maternity Care System Across Birth Settings in the Salt Lake ValleyWhiting, Christina2014Birth certificate data from 2010 reported that 1.18% of U.S. births occurred out of hospital (OOH) (MacDorman, Declerq, & Mathews, 2013, p. 2). Evidence for safety in births that take place OOH is debated for various reasons. Research methods are observational and not controlled or randomized which ...
2 Disparities in Cancer Pain Assessment and Management among Ethnic MinoritiesKogan, Laura2014Poor pain control impairs quality of life and functionality. Despite the increased knowledge of pain mechanisms, existing guidelines and improved methods to manage cancer pain, it remains inadequately treated, especially among ethnic minorities. A number of factors play role in the existing cancer p...
3 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...
4 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 ...
5 An Educational Tool with Recommendations for Providers: Barriers to Screening for Hepatitis B in Asian American and Pacific IslandersLynch, Keisa M.2013Healthcare 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...
6 Guideline for Probiotic Use in Very Low Birth Weight NeonatesParker, Ruslana2013This 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...
7 Provider and Patient Education on the Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnostic Criteria of Inflammatory Breast CancerSolomon, Daphne2013Inflammatory 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 ...
8 Group Prenatal Education for Combating Obesity and Gestational Diabetes In Hispanic WomenCruz, Maria2013With 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...
9 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...
10 Exploring Beliefs about Contraception in Bhutanese WomenPoudel, Bindu2013Bhutanese 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...
11 An Algorithm for Narrowband UVB TherapyLarsen, Brooke2013A 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...
12 Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based InterventionsBlair, Ruth2013Sleep 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...
13 Assessment of Taxane Induced Peripheral NeuropathyDeininger, Jutta2014Taxanes are commonly used chemotherapeutics in women with breast and ovarian cancer. As microtubule stabilizing agents they can be neurotoxic, leading to numbness, tingling, and pain in hands and feet. The symptoms usually start in the fingers and toes and can slowly progress along the extremities. ...
14 Addressing HIV/AIDS Among Latinos Living In UtahMontes, Victor M.2014More than 56,000 Americans become infected each year with HIV/AIDS (CDC, 2009). Every 9½ minutes someone becomes infected with HIV (CDC, 2009). HIV/AIDS is topic that is not discussed by certain ethnicities/races. Latinos are one ethnicity/race that is affected more than others. In 2008, more than ...
15 Preconception Care in the Primary Care SettingUnger, Adrienne2013Approximately 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...
16 Postpartum Depression: Faith-Based Health PromotionThomas, Mary2014Postpartum depression (PPD) is experienced by 10%-15% of women per year and often goes under recognized by women and communities (CDC, 2008). It is the most serious of postpartum disorders and most common pregnancy-related illness. Women experiencing PPD may not seek help for multiple reasons, inclu...
17 Diabetes Management in the Very Elderly: An Integrative Review of Glycemic Guidelines and Assessment of Current Practice for the Treatment of Diabetes in the ElderlyMason, Charlotte2013Diabetes 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...
18 Improving Spirituality Assessment in Primary Care Using the FICA Assessment ToolDavenport, Brian2013Spirituality 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,...
19 Fecal Incontinence Among Community-Dwelling Adults in the Primary Care SettingKitzmiller, Ellen2013The 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...
20 Evidence for Specific Implementation PracticesBergvall, Rachel2013In 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...
21 An Examination of Web- Based Instruction Synthesis of LiteratureGreen, Patricia2013This 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...
22 Evidence-Based Psychopharmacologic Interventions for Problem Behaviors in ASD Children Under the Age of FiveDeMoss, Angela Michelle2013In 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 ...
23 Radiology Service For The Uninsured At Dirne Health Clinic, Coeur d' Alene, IdahoBrown, Peter C.2013This 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...
24 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...
25 The Best Pharmacological Interventions for Depression in Adolescents with Comorbid Substance Use DisordersButler, Joan2013According 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....
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