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1 Improving Training to Reduce Co-Prescribing of Benzodiazepines and OpiatesManwaring, Ryan T.2018Concomitant use of prescription benzodiazepines and opiates is a current public health crisis, especially among veterans (Jones & McAninch, 2015). Approximately 27% of veterans who have an opiate prescription are also taking a benzodiazepine (Park et al, 2015). The combination of these medications i...
2 Enhancing Outpatient Psychotherapy Access Through Implementing a Transitional Therapy GroupThomas, Michael2018Background: Limited access to mental health, and provider shortages, leads to treatment delays. Patient access to care may be improved by enhancing mental health treatment efficiency and effectiveness. Resilience-based positive psychology groups can improve mental health wellness and could potential...
3 Effectiveness of a Multicomponent Positive Psychology Intervention on Depression and Optimism in a Heart Failure Clinic: A Program Design and Evaluation InitiativeCaille, Stephanie E.2018Purpose: Depression, a significant problem in the Heart Failure (HF) population, is prospectively associated with increased hospital readmissions and doubled mortality risk when compared to non-depressed HF patients. Whether a Positive Psychology Intervention (PPI) can result in increased optimism a...
4 Development of a Pilot Comfort Care Guideline and Education Program with an Emphasis on Continuous Opioid InfusionsCotner, Melissa2018Background: The hospital model of acute care is antithetical to the major underpinnings of hospice care, however many patients will die in hospitals. Clinicians are often not focused on patient comfort care and feel uneasy managing opioid infusions commonly used in EOL. The use of comfort care order...
5 Increasing Awareness of Perinatal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Education Module for Women's Health ProvidersWilliams, Erin2018Objective: The purpose of this project was to develop and evaluate an educational intervention to improve women's healthcare providers' knowledge of perinatal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Background: Approximately 16% of women meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD in the perinatal period. Pregn...
6 Timely and Safe Removal of Backboards in a Rural Emergency DepartmentGarrett, Craig2018This study explored the need for timely and safe removal of backboards in a rural emergency department where no guidelines or protocols were currently in place for patients being brought in on backboards. Studies indicate adverse effects on patients who are allowed to have prolonged backboard time b...
7 What's Happening at the Frontline?: Assessment and Quality Improvement of Bedside Maternal Care in Rural IndiaBodily, Krystal2018Background: In an effort to reduce maternal mortality (MM), India initiated one of the largest maternal health programs worldwide in 2005. Despite a substantial increase in facility-based deliveries, India has not seen a significant reduction in MM and still accounts for 15% of the world's maternal ...
8 Creation of a Mobile Schoolhouse; Teaching BLS, ACLS & PALS Within a National Guard CERFP UnitLowe, Spencer N.2018In an effort to provide medical aid as well as the mitigate and prevent human suffering during homeland disasters the Air National Guard has been tasked with augmenting the public and private sector in emergency response. Specially trained units known as the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nucle...
9 A Sleep/Wake Protocol to Reduce Delirium in the CVICU and SICUDalton, Anna T.2018Background: Critically ill and hemodynamically unstable patients are at risk for experiencing a decrease in quality and quantity of sleep. Sleep deprivation in critically ill patients has been associated with an increased incidence of ICU delirium. Purpose: To decrease the incidence of delirium and ...
10 Improving Care for Older Adults: Assessing the Need for a Managed Care Model in a Rural AreaGreen, Patricia2018Introduction: Older adults with complex medical needs are difficult to manage within various care settings, particularly in rural areas. The purpose of this project was to assess if Sweetwater County WY would benefit from an intervention aimed at improving care coordination in the form of a managed ...
11 Improving Cannabidiol Education for Mental Health ProvidersBrown, Kristen2018Decreased life expectancy in the US is associated with rising prevalence rates of opioid and benzodiazepine abuse in this country (Dowell, Arias, & Kochanek, 2017). The increase of overdose deaths associated with rising rates of opiate and benzodiazepine abuse necessitates alternative and complement...
12 Creating an Adult Congenital Cardiology Transition of Care Program at a Tertiary Care FacilityAnderson, Matthew2018Due to advances in surgical and medical management there is a rapidly growing population of adolescent and young adult survivors of congenital heart disease (CHD). Recent data reveals there are more adults than children with CHD. These CHD survivors are at risk of both cardiac and non-cardiac morbid...
13 Replacing No-Suicide Contracts with Individualized Safety Assessments and Safety Plans in the Psychiatric Inpatient SettingTaylor, Stephen2018Background: Verbal or written no-suicide contracting is a common nursing practice in psychiatric inpatient settings, and remains common place in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) inpatient psychiatric units. There is well supported evidence indicating that such contracts are oftentimes afford...
14 Education for Mental Health Professionals Working With Child and Adolescent Patients With Suicidal Ideation About the Smartphone App SafeUTLee, Younchan2018From 2007 to 2014 in Utah, the youth suicide rate nearly tripled to 8.5 per 100,000, and is currently the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds. Compared to national statistics, the 2014 youth suicide rate in Utah is more than double the national rate. Considering these rates of suicide a...
15 Improving Midwifery Prenatal Care for Women with ObesityLee, Kathryn2018Background. This project involved creation of a manuscript entitled Prenatal Care of Women with Obesity: An Effective Approach to Key Moments in Patient Counseling. The manuscript was created to enhance understanding of the communication needs of women with obesity during the prenatal period. Obese ...
16 Trial of a Guideline for Adverse Maternal EventsRose, Camilla2018Many factors may play a role in a woman's psychological well-being during the childbearing years, and some factors can influence a woman's ability to care for herself and her baby. Birth trauma is one event that may contribute to maternal mental illness. Birth trauma is defined as occurrence of any ...
17 Nursing Knowledge of the Opioid Epidemic in the Emergency DepartmentNielson, Heidi A.2018Opioid abuse in society dates back as far as 3400 BC when the poppy plant, otherwise known as opium, was used for medicinal and recreational purposes. As society evolved so did the abuse of opioids, including prescription opioids. This evolution brings us to today's national opioid epidemic and glob...
18 Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Care Plan: Bridging the Knowledge and Care Access Gap: A Pilot StudyLee, Wenny2018In 2006, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now known as National Academy of Medicine (NAM), recognized that there is a lack of continuation of cancer survivor care in the United States. The IOM recommended that all comprehensive cancer centers address the need of survivor care by using survivorship c...
19 Prenatal Care Implications for the Primary Care ProviderKarr, Jennifer2018Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are extensively trained in their programs of study and are certified and skilled to care for patients ranging from birth to death. Due to the significant amount of curricular content required in FNP programs, creative ways of disseminating education regarding specif...
20 Utah's Opioid Overdose Epidemic: Co-prescribing Naloxone for Long-term Opioid UsersBrearton, Klinton L.2018Background: Accidental opioid overdose is the leading cause of injury deaths in the state of Utah, even surpassing motor vehicle accidents. On average, 52 Utah adults die every month from drug poisoning. Currently, Utah is ranked 7th highest in the nation for opioid related overdoses. Co-prescribing...
21 Improving Competency for Non-Licensed On-line Staff Working in Behavioral Health Acute Residential ProgramsBullock, Randy2018The ability to provide competent care within mental health treatment systems is of increasing importance due to rising demands to deliver high quality services with decreasing resources to do so. This ability to provide proficient care to people with a serious mental illness (SMI) can be influenced ...
22 Increasing Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare ProvidersTaylor, Noelle2018Emotional intelligence (EI) has long been overlooked in medical education and recent studies show medical providers miss opportunities to show EI to patients and staff. Emotional intelligence can enhance patient-provider communication and patient trust, thus affecting overall patient care and safety...
23 Can Telehealth Lactation Services Provide Effective Breastfeeding Support for Rural Areas?Dahlsrud, Sadie2018In recent years, local and national organizations have emphasized the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and increasing access to lactation support. However, rural areas consistently have lower breastfeeding rates than urban areas and access to lactation consultants is limited. Telehealth lactati...
24 Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Counseling in the Juvenile Justice Setting: A Nursing Staff Quality Improvement ProjectLeavitt, Jessica L.2018The majority of youth in juvenile justice facilities have substance use disorders. Motivational interviewing (MI) has been found to be an effective counseling style for substance use among adolescents. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief MI training for nurses and ...
25 Sexuality Education within the Juvenile Justice ServicesStratford, Shane2018Over 71% of adolescents in the Utah Juvenile Justice System report being sexually active. With the national average in the United States being just over 40%, there is a significant increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI) and unintended pregnancies in this population. While adolescen...
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