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1 Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Chronic Pain in Women Veterans at a Veterans Administration Medical CenterHouskeeper, Karla2014Primary care providers are often uneducated on how to effectively treat and manage chronic pain, yet they prescribe 20 percent of all narcotics given for pain (Manubay, Muchow & Sullivan, 2011). Managing chronic pain with an interdisciplinary approach is a more successful treatment, especially as na...
2 Lactation Services in the Pediatric Clinic: A Business Plan for Breastfeeding SupportDunn, Stephanie L.2014Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013) indicates that nearly 40% of infants who are initially breastfed are no longer exclusively breastfed at three months. Discontinuation of breastfeeding during the first week of life is primarily attributed to feeding difficulties and at ...
3 Bridging the Gap: Passive Hypothermia Prior to Transport in the Neonate At Risk for Hypoxic-Ischemic EncephalopathyAshcroft, Anglea K.2014Perinatal depression occurs after hypoxic insult to the fetus or neonate either during the intrapartum period, or immediately after birth. Obstetrical emergencies can cause hypoxic insult and have potential to precipitate perinatal depression. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) results from lack ...
4 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 ...
5 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...
6 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...
7 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 ...
8 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. ...
9 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 ...
10 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...
11 CAUTI Prevention and Guideline EducationVasquez, Carlos A.2014Urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by foley urinary catheters, accounts for 80% of all nosocomial infections encountered in the hospital setting. The cost of all nosocomial infections in the US is about $340 million dollars annually. The Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee ...
12 Raising Concussion Awareness and Integrating ImPACT Testing at Uintah High SchoolBirch, Becky2014The incidence of concussions has doubled in the past decade. Emerging research on concussion recovery time is now finding that after physical symptoms have resolved, cognitive recovery time may be significantly longer than many athletic trainers and physicians assumed. Research suggests that neurolo...
13 Prenatal Care Curriculum for Women with Substance AbuseAnderson, Laura McGraw2014The goal of this project was to develop a group prenatal care curriculum for women on Methadone and Suboxone therapies. This curriculum implements best practices based on the most current research to provide prenatal care for women currently receiving treatment for substance abuse. In the 2010 Natio...
14 Educating CDEs to Screen for Impaired Cognition in Elderly Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes MellitusCardenas, Elizabeth2014There is a growing population of older Americans with diabetes at increased risk for cognitive impairment, however this risk is poorly disseminated among providers of diabetes care. The purpose of this project was to research and disseminate the state of the science regarding the increased risk for ...
15 The Development and Implementation of a Practitioner in Triage Process for the Emergency Department at Intermountain Medical CenterGardner, Kristen2014The number of people visiting the emergency department (ED) has trended upwards over the last 20 years. Over utilization of the ED results in congestion and over crowding. The inappropriate use of the ED by lower acuity patients has created a financial burden and pulled resources from critical patie...
16 Bulimia Management in a Primary Care SettingGalbraith, Brianne Moffitt2014Bulimia nervosa is psychiatric condition characterized by self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, diuretic use or excessive exercising (Frank et al., 2012). Bulimia can result in various medical complications. Subsequently, patients who suffer from bulimia initially seek care from their primary care ...
17 Improving Integration of HEEADSSS Screening in Adolescent Preventative Care Visits - A Practice Improvement ProjectJorgensen, Jennifer2014Despite general consensus that adolescents should receive annual preventative care during which psychosocial screening and provision of pertinent anticipatory guidance is provided, studies have demonstrated that few receive this standard of care. This problem is clinically significant when you consi...
18 Implementation of the Ask Me 3 Program in a Pediatric ClinicHarvey, Anne G.2014Failures in health literacy and communication result when patients do not understand their health problems, what they can do to manage their disease and why it is important for them to do so. In addition, navigation of the healthcare system can be complicated, confusing and intimidating; particularl...
19 Developing a Mentoring Program for Homeless Youth in Salt Lake CityWanserski, Melissa M.2014Homeless youth face complex challenges that can have significant harmful effects on their well-being. Although much remains to be known about the homeless youth experience, current research identifies that homeless youth often lack trusting relationships with adults and further support systems (Bart...
20 Development of the ESA Assessment for Safety Improvement (EASI) Online Decision Support ToolVietti, Mary2014This project supported initial validation of the ESA Assessment for Safety Improvement (EASI) online support tool. The purpose of this tool is to help clinicians navigate the complicated diagnostic and treatment guidelines developed by the National Cancer Care Network (NCCN) and the National Kidney ...
21 Incidence of Thrombus with Central Venous Catheterization (CVC)Shivers, Mary Ellen2014In the United States millions of central venous catheters are inserted annually with the well-known complication of thrombus occurring between 33% and 59% of these placements. Studies show that the role of nurse practitioner in practice has proven to be safe and efficacious, yet barriers and questio...
22 Screening for Impaired Glucose Tolerance in the Adolescent PopulationToone, Keira2014Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) occurs when the body's cells are not able to effectively utilize available insulin. As a result, plasma glucose levels are elevated, but not considered high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. This occurs in about 16% of the adolescent population in the United States...
23 Treatment Options for Aortic Valve Stenosis: Developing an Algorithm for Best Practice between TAVR and Surgical AVRByrd, Kennedy2014This Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project addressed the problem of a lack of guidelines about the surgical options for the surgical treatment of aortic valve stenosis and the impact this has on a patient's ability to make an informed decision and their outcomes. The purpose of this project w...
24 Reducing Contrast Induced Nephropathy: Developing a Treatment AlgorithmMaxwell, Wendy2014Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is the result of acute renal impairment after the administration of IV radiocontrast medium. Because of the increasing age of our population as well as the increased incidence of chronic kidney disease, we can only expect to also see an increase number of patients ...
25 Revision of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Social Justice ContentDaly, Anne2014This project examined the social justice content of the nursing ethical codes from the United States, Canada, and Australia. Based on this comparative review suggestions were made for revision of the current American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics. The overall aim of the project was to desc...
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