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1 A Systemic Review of the Cost-­Effectiveness of Clinical Decision SupportTurley, Raymond K.2013This paper will examine the evidence related to the effectiveness of clinical decision systems (CDSSs) on patient safety and outcomes and how it relates to health care costs. A systematic review of the literature shows that CDSSs, if implemented properly, do improve patient safety and outcomes. Desp...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
2 A Wasted Seat: Preventing Attrition with Pre-­Nursing Students with Learning CommunitiesJackson, Amber2013The nursing shortage that has affected the United States since 2001 has been well-documented. The recent economic recession has relieved this shortage due to the surge of nurses returning to work from retirement and part-time nurses increasing work hours. However, this relief is only temporary as th...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
3 An Exploration of the Use of Social Media for Weight LossBolton, Kylie2013Being overweight or obese is the second most preventable cause of death behind tobacco use (Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, and Gerberding, 2004), and now obesity and being overweight has become one of America's top health crises. An estimated 155 million Americans are overweight or obese (Go et al., 2012). ...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
4 The Best Pharmacological Interventions for Depression in Adolescents with Comorbid Substance Use DisordersButler, Joan2013According to Riggs, et al (2007) depression rates are higher in adolescents with substance use disorders (15-24%) than in adolescents without substance use disorders (2-8%). Adolescents with substance use disorders are also more likely to have poorer drug treatment outcomes and higher relapse rates....Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
5 The Biological, Psychological and Social Effects of Pornography Use and the 12-­Step Treatment InterventionBingham, Ryan2013Compulsive pornography use has become a significant problem for many men and women who have fallen prey to the accessibility, affordability, and anonymity of online sexual behaviors. However, despite the seeming recognition of this phenomenon, there still exists no definitive means of assessing or d...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
6 Current State of Voice Recognition ChartingLake, Susan2013Voice recognition technology is improving and being used for things such as text messaging or other commands on mobile devices ("Siri.", n.d.) or VoceraTM communication devices ("Voice communication", n.d.). Presently, voice recognition technology has been found to be useful within the healthcare in...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
7 Determinants of Effective Clinical InstructionNixon, Katie2013The cornerstone of nursing education is practical instruction in the clinical environment. Many researchers have demonstrated the essential role clinical education plays in producing nursing graduates prepared for their role as novice nurses. Researchers identify that quality clinical instruction de...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
8 Educational Strategies to Prevent Medical Errors: A Description of the LiteratureDawson, Stephanie L.2013Most patients hold a reasonable expectation that they will be healed, not harmed, during the process of receiving health care. Patients place an enormous amount of trust in the medical professionals caring for them, and the medical community has an obligation to ensure the safest possible care for t...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
9 End-of-Life Teaching StrategiesHowell, Rocky2013A number of national organizations have identified the need to improve the quality of care for patients ar the end-of-life (EOL). For example, in 2003 the Last Acts Campaign released the results of a survey in which every state in the United states rated the care at the EOL as mediocre or worse. The...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
10 Evidence for Specific Implementation PracticesBergvall, Rachel2013In light of the accelerating rate of electronic health record [EHR] adoption in the U.S., there is a recognized need for guidance on the matter of successful implementation practices (Coiera, Aarts & Kulikowski, 2011; Cresswell & Sheikh, 2013; Waterson, Hoonakker & Carayon, 2013; Institute of Medici...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
11 Evidence-Based Psychopharmacologic Interventions for Problem Behaviors in ASD Children Under the Age of FiveDeMoss, Angela Michelle2013In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control, found that autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder and pervasive development mental disorder NOS, (referred to collectively as autism spectrum disorders, or ASD), had prevalence rates in the United States of 1:150 children with a male to female ratio of 4.3:1 ...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
12 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Employed In the Primary Care Setting to Treat Anxiety and DepressionErickson, Sean Michael2013Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a treatment for psychological distress, depressive symptoms, and anxiety for people with chronic disease, is rapidly growing in popularity in the United States (Bohlmeijer, Prenger, Taal, & Cuijpers, 2010). MBSR is a structured 8-10 week, group program with...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
13 Non-Pharmacological Prevention of Postpartum DepressionBurton, Christina2013Postpartum depression (PPD) is a debilitating disorder affecting approximately 13% of women in the first year following delivery of a child (O'Hara & Swain, 1996). It can persist for long periods of time (Goodman, 2004) and have adverse effects on partners (Areias, Kumar, Barros, & Figueredo, 1996a,...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
14 Positive Patient Identification (PPID)Bloss, Marienelle2013This paper examines the evidence related to Positive Patient Identification (PPID) in prevention of patient care errors. The PPID system is an automated integration system of wristband placement on a patient that uses an identifier to follow them through the entire admission/treatment/discharge proc...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
15 Psychosocial Interventions to Reduce Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Among Adolescents With Type I DiabetesJubber, Lara2013Type I diabetes mellitus is a chronic illness that typically develops in early childhood or adolescence (Gage, Hampson, Skinner, Hart, Storey, Foxcroft, Kimber, Cradock, McEvilly, 2004). It is characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce islet cells that are essential to the metabolism ...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
16 Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based InterventionsBlair, Ruth2013Sleep problems are especially common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies estimate the prevalence of sleep to be 44%-83% for children with ASD compared with 32% of typically-developing children and 46% of children wit other developmental disabili...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
17 Supporting Shared Decision Making for Women with Breast CancerLee, Sunghee2013Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second cause of cancer death among women in the United States with an estimated 226,870 new cases and 39,510 deaths in 2012 (Siegel, Naishadham, & Jemal, 2012). According to the American Cancer Society (2011), the number of the new cases of breast canc...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
18 Synthesis of Best Practices When Approaching Curriculum RedesignBagley, Katie2013I have recently had the opportunity to observe faculty as they attempt to redesign the curriculum of a RN to BSN completion program. This process began with some members of the faculty identifying the need for the curriculum to change due to situational factors beyond the control of the university t...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
19 Tobacco Bans on Inpatient Mental Health SettingsThatcher, Brandon2013Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as directed by the manufacturers. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the world and there is approximately one death every six seconds caused by tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
20 Tradeoffs Between User-Centered Design and System Functionality/ InteroperabilitySmail, Jessica2013The question of usability versus functionality is one of the most important issues facing software developers and designers today. The reason for this is simple: in order for any system to achieve its full potential, it must first be accepted and used by its intended audience and user group. The sys...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
21 Use of Information Technology to Improve Asthma Care in the Pediatric PopulationZhao, Jing2013In 1998, the Instituted of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America was asked to identify strategies for improving the quality of health care in the United States. This Committee identified the role of information technology (IT) as critical in creating a health care system ...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
22 What are the Critical Success Factors for a Health Information Exchange?Farmer, Deena2013In our increasingly mobile society few patients see one doctor and one doctor only. They visit primary care providers, specialists, emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. All of these visits generate important healthcare information which would improve overall patient care if shared from provider ...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
23 Wireless Vital Sign Monitoring for Prevention of Suicide in an Inpatient Psychiatric SettingAllen, Todd2013Suicide is a serious problem in the United States. According to Hoyert and Xu (2012), suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States and ranks second for young adults age 15-24. Despite efforts made to prevent self-harm in an inpatient hospital setting, suicide co...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS
24 Adaptation of the Mayo Clinic's HABIT Program to a Virtual PlatformRobinson, Allegra2021Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered a decline in cognitive function beyond normal aging that is less debilitating than dementia and does not yet significantly impair daily function (Jongsiriyanyong & Limpawattana, 2018; Sanford, 2017). Dementia occurs when there is both cognitive impairmen...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS, Nursing Education
25 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...Graduate Nursing Project, Master of Science, MS, Nursing Informatics
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