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1 Health in Juvenile Justice Youth: Increasing Non-Medical Staff Health CompetencyBarker, Celeste C.2016The Juvenile Justice System (JJS) provides programs for youth offenders. The non-medical staff members are a key part of the healthcare team for supervision and informal education of detained youth. This project addressed the overall health of the incarcerated youth population through a health educa...
2 Implementation of the Teach-Back Method into the Care of Patients with Diabetes in Rural UtahBorrelli, Tillie2016Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a growing health concern throughout the United States. Over the last few decades extensive efforts have been made to improve diabetes care and the health outcomes of individuals with diabetes. However, standards of care and treatment goals, as defined by the American Diab...
3 Paving the Way For EHR Implementation Within the Juvenile Justice SystemBradley, Callie2016Evidence has shown that adolescents within the Juvenile Justice System (JJS) experience greater health disparities and have more unique health care needs than their non-delinquent counterparts. These health issues are often undiagnosed and complex, necessitating the need for good continuity of care ...
4 Developing Clinical Guidelines for Follow-Up Care for Sexual Assault Patients in a Primary Care SettingCalvin, Justin Page2016Sexual assault (SA) is a persistent problem in the United States and in the Salt Lake City, Utah area; impacting one in five women during their lifetime. National and international organizations recommend that patients who have been sexually assaulted follow-up with their primary care providers; how...
5 Early Mobilization in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A QI Project at a Large Teaching InstitutionBarton, Tim2016This is a quality improvement project in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) with the aim of increasing the rates of early mobilization in mechanically ventilated patients. In spite of the research showing the benefits to early mobility, many institutions are slow to adopt this practice. Designing ...
6 Needed Information for Registered Nurses: Water BirthBartlett, Jessica2016The purpose of the project was to write and submit an article for publication to provide evidence-based education about water immersion birth to clinical nurses. Currently, there is a lack of easily accessible and evidence-based education and information available to nurses who provide care to birth...
7 Enhancing Care to Transgender, Transsexual, and Gender Non-Conforming Adults Through Provider EducationBarnes, Angela2016Transgender individuals represent about 1% of the US population. This is an approximation and the number is likely higher. Despite the growing attention and acceptance of transgendered persons, they still represent a generally underserved population. Trans identifying persons frequently report facin...
8 Shadow Health DCE™ Implemented in a BS-MS Online Physical Assessment CourseCox, Kristen2016Graduate nursing students are expected to have advanced knowledge in the 3 Ps: physical assessment, pharmacology, and physiology according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) requirements. A high-fidelity virtual patient online simulation program (Shadow Health Digital Clinical...
9 Heart Failure Self-Management Education: Does Timing Have an Impact on Readmission Rates?Clayton, Anne2016Hospital readmissions are expensive but relatively common among heart failure (HF) patients. Studies have found that teaching patients self-management strategies to use at home, including early reporting of symptoms, can help to prevent hospital readmissions. Therefore, identifying and implementing ...
10 Development of a Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Reminder: Optimizing the Removal of Inferior Vena Cava FiltersCarroll, Brett L.2016Retrievable vena cava filters (VCF) are commonly used to treat patients at risk for venous thromboembolic (e.g., deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism) events where anticoagulation, the primary treatment, is contraindicated. All VCF devices are approved be a left in situ as permanent devices, how...
11 Proposal for Implementation of a Hospital Elder Life Program for the Prevention of Delirium at a Veteran's Administrative Hospital in the Intermountain WestCoates, Catherine2016This scholarly project was the development and presentation of a business plan proposing the implementation of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), for the prevention of delirium, in hospitalized veterans aged 65 years and older. The business plan presented data specific to the Veterans Administr...
12 Development of a Workflow Algorithm for an Early Mobilization Protocol in a Neurologic Critical Care UnitCrane, Ashle M.2016The benefits of early mobilization in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting have been well established. Mobilizing patients early is associated with decreased hospital length of stays, number of days on ventilators, use of sedation, and number of hospital-acquired infections. Early mobilization has a...
13 Implementing Heart Failure Self-Management Teaching in a Primary Care SettingAnderson, Gretchen2016The American Heart Association recommends that heart failure self-management education be provided at every healthcare visit. Despite this recommendation, self-management education is rarely done at primary care visits. Heart failure has become a common cause for hospitalizations in Medicare patient...
14 Addressing ICD-10 Learning Needs Among Primary Care Nurse Practitioner StudentsBaer, Lorna J.2016Experienced and novice healthcare providers alike need to understand how to correctly bill for their services and avoid billing errors. Healthcare academic programs are not meeting the learning needs of students when it comes to billing and documentation. As many as 86% of specialty healthcare provi...
15 The Development and Implementation of Online Health Education Modules to Address the Learning Needs of Staff at a Children's Crisis ShelterBailey, Georgia2016Each year, thousands of children in the United States and Utah suffer physical, sexual, mental, and emotional abuse. In addition, children who are victims of abuse are more likely to be neglected, abandoned, or exposed to domestic violence. A high proportion of abused, neglected, or abandoned childr...
16 The Development of a Fotonovela for HPV Vaccine EducationYale, Jocelyn2016The goal of this project was to develop, with community input, a fotonovela that can be used to educate Latino parents about the HPV vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer. Despite the preventability of cervical cancer, 12,109 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,092 women died fro...
17 Creating Clinical Policy for Nitrous Oxide Use in LaborStuck, Kimberly L.2016This project was undertaken to develop a clinical policy for nitrous oxide use in labor at a tertiary hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, learning needs were addressed and information was provided to key stakeholders in preparation for future policy development and implementation. The resulti...
18 Critical Three Hours of Sepsis in the Emergency DepartmentGonzales, RaNae2016In the Emergency room (ER), diagnosis of sepsis is often delayed and treatment is prolonged. Through education of signs, symptoms and treatment there is hope to decrease mortality rates in a local hospital. This will be accomplished by staff education, implementation of an algorithm and standardizin...
19 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...
20 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...
21 Lifestyle Medicine Educational Modules for Primary Care Providers: Improving Care Through Education of Evidence-Based Lifestyle InterventionsGibson, Natalie2016The aim of this DNP project was to develop an introductory education module about lifestyle medicine for healthcare providers and students. Lifestyle practices and behaviors are one of the U.S.'s greatest determinants of health, yet healthcare providers frequently lack education in effectively provi...
22 Lifestyle Medicine Educational Modules for Primary Care Providers: Improving Care Through Education of Evidence-Based Lifestyle InterventionsGibson, Natalie2016The aim of this DNP project was to develop an introductory education module about lifestyle medicine for healthcare providers and students. Lifestyle practices and behaviors are one of the U.S.'s greatest determinants of health, yet healthcare providers frequently lack education in effectively provi...
23 Provider Education on Hypersexual DisorderFrost, Jessalyn2016Despite literature demonstrating hypersexual disorder (HD) as a growing problem with significant medical and psychosocial consequences, many providers lack the knowledge and skills needed to identify and treat hypersexual disorder. This project provided mental health care clinicians an online educat...
24 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...
25 Provider Education Regarding the Use of Telemental Health CareGarey, Brittany2016Utah has identified mental health care as one of three Health Professional Shortage Areas. Studies have shown telemental health systems to be effective in delivering mental health care and in reducing this professional shortage gap; however, barriers remain that prevent mental health care profession...
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