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1 Pilot Implementation of the Flu-FIT ProgramBowers, Pamela2015Introduction The primary goal of this project is to determine if the Flu-FIT program could serve as an effective way to increase compliance with colorectal cancer screening guidelines among low-income and uninsured residents of Utah County. Problem Statement The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force...
2 Breastfeeding Promotion in a Primary Care SettingCarter, Nadine2015Breastfeeding (BF) promotion is critical for improving infant and child health outcomes. Many providers lack knowledge and confidence in BF promotion, and clinics often lack the structured education and tools to support providers in BF promotion. The purpose of this project was to increase the knowl...
3 Development of education intervention to improve awareness and knowledge of heart disease in Hispanic women at a non-profit organization in Salt Lake CityGuitarrari, Carolina2015Heart disease continues to be the primary cause of death for women in the United States (CDC, 2015). In 2009, heart disease killed 292,188 women, and despite the effort of education campaigns, only 54% of women identify that heart disease is their number one killer (CDC, 2014). Hispanic women have b...
4 Increasing Provider Awareness and Promoting Adaptation of the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended Guidelines for Patients with Down SyndromeCallister, Sara2015Individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) often have unique health challenges which include complex medical conditions, multiple physical malformations, cognitive impairment and developmental delays. These health challenges significantly increase the morbidity rate of people with DS. Coupled with varied m...
5 Increasing Knowledge of the Intrauterine Device as Emergency Contraception among Pregnant and Parenting TeensGuerra, Helena2015Teen mothers are at high risk of repeat pregnancy due to continued sexual activity and inconsistent contraceptive use. Among 22 studies, the mean rate of repeat teen pregnancy within 18 months was 39% (Meade & Ickovics, 2005). Emergency contraception (EC) is a safe and effective method to decrease t...
6 Developing a Successful Implementation Plan for a Diabetes Self-Management Support ProgramHardwick, Dawn I.2015This Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project addressed provider and healthcare team support for a diabetes self-management support (DSMS) program in a community health clinic system. The clinic is currently participating in a National Institute of Health (NIH) study and anticipates clinic-wide ...
7 Treatment Summary and Prevention of Breast Cancer Survivorship Care PlanGerrard, Angela2015The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States in 2014. Because of the increased survival rates in breast cancer there are growing numbers of survivors who need comprehensive survivorship care for longer life spans. This long term care re...
8 Educating Intra-partum Nurses on Quality Maternity CareFullmer, Che'Lyn Crapo2015For the past several decades the use of routine birth interventions, such as continuous electronic fetal monitoring (cEFM) has been on the rise. Despite the increasing use of this interventions as a bio-medical model of care, 1 in 3 women gave birth via cesarean in 2011, and nearly ¼ of those opera...
9 Study of Pain Management Practices in Infants with Gastroschisis in a Level IV Newborn Intensive Care UnitFish, Jennifer2015Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect specific to the neonatal population, where the abdominal organs protrude through an opening next to the umbilicus. The severity of the defect varies between patients, but all infants with the diagnosis of gastroschisis will require surgical intervention. Pai...
10 Hepatitis C Screening in the Birth Cohort (1945-1965)Fillmore, Eric2015Hepatitis C is one of the most common blood borne pathogens in the United States. It is an insidious infection that frequently remains asymptomatic in its host, causing damage years after initial contact. The negative health effects of an undiagnosed hepatitis C infection often include liver cirrhos...
11 Pain, Agitation and Delirium Management in an Adult Intensive Care UnitFawcett, Tina M.2015The Centers of Disease Control reports an estimated 300,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation each year. Patients receiving mechanical ventilation therapy have a high risk for complications and poor outcomes. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend managing pain, agitation and delirium ...
12 Nurses' Use of the TBM for Heart Failure Patients' Self-Care Management after Hospital DischargeDalling, Jo Ann2015Heart failure (HF) currently affects 6.5 million adults in the United States and its prevalence is projected to increase by 25% by 2030. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has mandated reporting of hospital-level 30-day readmission rates and possible penalties for HF in an effort to improv...
13 Implementing a Revised Controlled Medication ProtocolHoffman, Sarah A.2015Prescription drug abuse (PDA) in Utah continues to be at an epidemic level, which has many widespread ramifications, including a huge financial burden placed on the United States economy, and the healthcare system as a whole (Trust for America's Health, 2013). Healthcare providers play an important ...
14 Integrating U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations on Childhood Obesity into PracticeGardiner, Jane2015Childhood obesity is a significant problem in the United States, with one in three children overweight or obese. The physical and emotional consequences of childhood obesity often continue into adulthood. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen chi...
15 Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Change: Implementing Clinical Guidelines in the Treatment of ObesityDodd-Cardon, Catherine2015As the obesity epidemic continues to escalate in this country and with it the increased risk of chronic conditions and the ever-increasing expense those conditions impose upon our healthcare system, evidence-based interventions delivered by providers becomes increasingly imperative. Research shows u...
16 American College of Nurse Midwives Position Statement on Environmental HealthLeonhardt, Analiesa2015Robust evidence demonstrates that toxins in the water, air, food, and living environments in the US are linked with health consequences ranging from birth defects, to altered development, to reproductive cancers. Pregnant women, developing fetuses, and babies are disproportionately vulnerable to env...
17 Integrating Falls Specialist Referrals into Primary Care: Barriers and ImplementationCatchpole, Laura A.2015Falls are common among the older adult (≥ 65 years) population and may result in significant morbidity and mortality, including: diminished physical and cognitive ability, exacerbation of chronic medical conditions, isolation, hospitalizations, and death. Because of serious implications for the in...
18 Reducing Blood Pressure through a Home Blood Pressure Monitor ProgramIrving, Stewart2015High blood pressure, also known as the "silent killer", affects millions of people, or one in three adults in the United States and is costing the nation over $45 billion each year. Untreated high blood pressure leads to cardiovascular disease and strokes, the two leading causes of death for America...
19 Assessing Learning Needs Regarding Barriers to and the Use of N2O for the Management of Labor PainLoveridge, Danica2015This project was designed to assess the learning needs and barriers of various obstetric (OB) staff prior to implementing the use of nitrous oxide (N2O) on a labor and delivery unit at a tertiary care center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of the project was to provide information for the nurse...
20 Impacting the Care of Children with Rare Disease through the Medical Home PortalJensen, Susan2015Introduction: There are over 7,000 known rare diseases, with over half having a childhood onset. Although rare diseases are singularly uncommon, collectively 6-10% of the population is affected. The sheer number of rare diseases and infrequent prevalence create a difficult challenge for health care ...
21 Evidence-Based Practice Core Curriculum and Life Care Planning MethodologyMetekingi, Judy2015A life care plan (LCP) outlines life-long needs with associated costs for individuals (clients) with catastrophic illnesses and injuries. Nursing science has created a significant body of knowledge to guide the discipline of nursing practice and has expanded the scientific underpinnings of the disci...
22 Maternal Placenta Consumption: A Novel Therapy Used by Postpartum WomenHayes, Emily Hart2015This Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholarly project was designed to inform obstetric health care providers about maternal postpartum placenta consumption, which is a novel therapy that is growing in popularity among postpartum women. The objectives of this project were to: (1) synthesize existin...
23 Improving Pediatric Asthma Control: A Storybook InitiativeAnderson, Jacob2015Between 2009 and 2013, Davis County combined asthma prevalence rate increased from the Utah state average of 8.6% to 9.5%, the highest in the state. Pediatric patients account for 25% of total asthmatics, but accrue over 50% of total emergency room (ER) visits and hospitalizations for asthma exacerb...
24 Utilizing Human Patient Simulation to Improve Nursing Care of the Mentally Ill ClientAtwood, Jason2015Individuals who suffer with mental illness are often regarded with fear and stigma. Unfortunately these views can exist among professional nurses and nursing students. Harboring these attitudes result in a lack of confidence when caring for psychiatric patients, and inferior care for the mentally il...
25 Improving Adherence to Evidence-Based Metabolic Monitoring for Patients Taking Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs) in Primary CareAskerlund, Robert N.2015This project was designed to improve fidelity to ADA/APA metabolic monitoring guidelines for patients taking SGAs. Second Generation Antipsychotics demonstrate a high affinity for serotonin 2c/1a, histamine and muscarinic receptors which frequently lead to dyslipidemia, diabetes, and obesity. As a r...
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