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1 Planning for End of Life is Planning for Life: Quality Improvement and Research Data CollectionAnsari, Natasha2020End of life care is an essential part of the care of the patient. It not only is a continuation of the care of the patient we interact with as his or her disease gets worse, but also improves the quality of life for the patient's family once our patient passes away. Paladino, et al., (2019) state, "...
2 Evaluating Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for Public Health ReportingWhite, Mason2020Public health reporting of communicable diseases is critical for the prevention, control, and monitoring of the spread of disease within a population. Information gathered from clinical systems and shared as public health case reports informs and justifies the actions a public health department may ...
3 Improving Interdisciplinary Communication Through Simulation for Mechanical Circulatory Support PatientsDavis, Kathryn2020Dr. Vincent T. Covello, the director of the Center for Risk Communication states that, "Stress and mental noise can reduce the ability to process information by up to 80%" (p. 34). The high stress nature and criticality of a patient requiring air medical transport cannot be understated. The transpor...
4 Integration of Acute Huntsman at Home™ into Emergency Care: A Systematic Implementation PlanHo, Nancy2020Home hospital is a home-based care model that delivers hospital-level services seen in an inpatient hospital setting. This care model has been used in several developed countries (i.e. Spain and Australia) with prior studies indicating that it may reduce cost, maintain quality and safety, and improv...
5 Analysis of Inpatient Falls to Improve Prevention StrategiesGaichuk, Alla2020Inpatient fall prevention is a patient safety goal for hospitals highlighted in government healthcare agencies' publications and explored by researchers (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2019). The 2020 Hospital National Safety Goals include the most crucial factor for inpatient fa...
6 Chlorhexidine Gluconate BathingXiong, Mai See2020Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are the leading cause of life-threateningcomplications in the United States (Reagan et al., 2019). HAIs includes central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABI), catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), select surgical site infections (SSI), hosp...
7 Increasing Engagement & Understanding of Patient Reported OutcomesRoberts, Janine2020With the rise of clinical informatics, questionnaires (also called instruments) have been used to collect data straight from the source - from patients themselves (Porter, Larsson, & Lee, 2016). These measures are called Patient Reported Outcome Measures, or PROMs. PROMs are defined as any informati...
8 Patient Reported Outcomes and Impact of COVID-19Seely, James A.2020A significant indicator for quality of healthcare is how a patient personally reports the outcomes from the care received. These reports are Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs). Many studies have shown that PROs improve the quality of healthcare. PROs are important, not just because hospitals need Medi...
9 Advanced Directive Software Requirements Specification and Dashboard for UHealthWinter, Mykel2020Advanced care planning (ACP) has been linked to an increase in patient autonomy and the utilization of palliative care, while decreasing costly end of life treatment, hospitalization, family distress and decision-making burden (Carr & Luth, 2017; Detering & Silveira, 2018). One of the crucial compon...
10 Patient Safety Team: Near-Miss Medication Errors and Predicting Serious Safety EventsGashler, Alexis2020Medical errors remain a leading cause of death and poor patient outcomes during hospitalization in the United States (Oyebode, 2013; Rodziewicz & Hipskind, 2019). The Institute of Medicine reported that medical errors result in at least 7,000 deaths and cost 17-29 billion dollars annually (Oyebode,...
11 Better Outcomes Start with Better EducationIhler, Nikole2020Patients who are engaged with their health care, experience better health outcomes (Miller, 2016). " Better outcomes start with better education" (Customized Communications Inc, n.d., para 1). Prenatal education comes in a variety of forms. Multiple studies have shown that pregnant women are turnin...
12 Implementation of a Standard Process for Communicating DelaysFenton, Angie2020Patient satisfaction is an essential part of healthcare, which is measured by patient surveys (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2019). Patient satisfaction surveysallow consumers to investigate their healthcare options (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2019). Surveys impr...
13 Nursing Quality Dashboard: Development and ImplementationHummel, Dabney2020Dashboards are a tool that health care providers use to assess and analyze quality of patient care systems data in a visually appealing, user-friendly, and efficient way (Dowding et al., 2015; Olsha-Yehiav et al., 2006; Schall et al., 2017; Tan et al., 2013; Olsha-Yehiav et al., 2006). Dashboards pr...
14 Transition Planning for Youth with Special Health Care Needs in Utah's Foster Care SystemSalama, Isabelle2020Youth with Special Health Care Needs (YSHCN) between the ages of 16 to 23 years old coming out of the Utah foster care system often experience gaps in healthcare transition planning as a result of poor communication between team members, including case workers, educators, caregivers, medical provide...
15 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Pathways for Urologic Surgeries: The Effect on Patient Satisfaction and Patient OutcomesMcLain, Ben L.2020Problem DescriptionOn the 34 bed, surgical-oncology, acute care unit at an academic research hospital, standardized care guidelines for postoperative patients are only used with three surgeries and two different surgical specialties. This causes variations in patient care and inconsistencies between...
16 Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder: Evaluation of Online Patient Resources in UtahWaldvogel, Jael2020Opioid use in pregnancy has increased at an alarming rate, mirroring the opioid epidemic that is sweeping our nation. Drug-related overdose deaths outnumber deaths from auto accidents in the United States (Krans & Patrick, 2016) and data from the Utah Perinatal Morality Review Committee found that d...
17 Solving the Change Within the Change: Ideas on How to Sustain Change in PracticeMonge, Cristina2020Introduction: Changes are inevitable. No matter where one works, it is an expected reality that change is part of the job. This is especially true within the field of healthcare. Medical and technological advances are constant, as well as procedure processes. The medical world is forever improving, ...
18 Integrating Community Health Workers (CHWs) Into a Health Plan SettingMedley, Shelly2020Health care has largely realized that it is nearly impossible to fully address health issues without addressing a person's social needs (Opthof, 2020). Evidence suggests that if health policies were to focus on addressing social and behavioral determinants of health, we would have better population...
19 Assessment of Merit-based Incentive Payment System Improvement ActivitiesZusi, Michael2020Pressure to improve quality of patient care and control costs is desired over the traditional volume driven fee-for-service reimbursement health care models (Squitieri, Bozic, & Pusic, 2017). Laws have been enacted to reward high performance Medicare clinicians and decrease payments to clinicians wh...
20 Improving Provider Ability to Prevent Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Pregnancy and PostpartumMcCready, Brittany E.2020Background: Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is primarily responsible for urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and some sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain. PFD affects one third of women in the United States, and pregnancy/childbirth are major risk factors in its developmen...
21 Improving Access to Primary Care for Medicare Patients with Complex NeedHamilton, Catherine2020Background: Healthcare spending is expected to reach 19.4% of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), exceeding $1.5 trillion, by 2028 (Sisko, Keehan, Poisalm, Cuckler, Smith, Madison, Rennie & Hardesty, 2019; OIG, 2019). Growth in overall healthcare spending is primarily due to the increase in the ...
22 Implementing ACE Screening in a Primary Care SettingHarken, Rachel E.2020Background: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening is the assessment of elements of child abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. The estimated prevalence of ACEs among adults in the U.S. is 60% (Kalmakis & Chandler, 2015). ACE scores can predict current health risk behaviors, chronic dis...
23 Implementing ACE Screening in a Primary Care SettingHarken, Rachel E.; Alderden, Jenny; Wilson, Rebecca2020POSTER
24 Assessing the Feasibility of the Use of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool Versus Non-Verbal Pain Scale in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Surgical IntensiveHunt, Sara; Terry, Kimberly; Kang, Youjeong2020POSTER
25 Improving Access to Primary Care for Medicare Patients with Complex NeedHamilton, Catherine; Garrett, Teresa2020POSTER
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