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226 Rural Healthcare: Assessment of the Need for Pediatric Behavioral Health ECHOByrd, Amanda2016Pediatric behavioral and mental health is under served in many rural counties across the country. Primary care providers manage many patients within this population. The purpose of this project is to assess the need for pediatric behavioral and mental health services in rural Utah. The objectives of...
227 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...
228 Wearable Appointment Reminders for Homeless Patients: Assessment of Patient Preferences to Inform Device DesignVincent, Samuel2016This project is part of a long-term, grant funded project to design and create a low-cost, wearable appointment reminder device for homeless patients of an outpatient clinic. The intended role of this DNP Project was to test the first generation of such a device, but due to unforeseen circumstances,...
229 Creating Clinical Policy for Nitrous Oxide Use in LaborStuck, Kimberly2016This 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...
230 The Creation of a Policy for Suicide/Self-Harm PrecautionsSmith, Christopher2016Suicide is a serious worldwide public health concern. It is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and an estimated 25 suicide attempts occur for every suicide death. It is estimated that 1,500 suicide deaths occur annually within hospital settings, and nearly one quarter of hospital...
231 Improving Glucose Self-management Practices Among Adults with Type 2 DiabetesKrill, Kathryn2016Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has become an enormous health burden affecting all age groups, all ethnicities, and all regions of the world. One in three Americans is at risk for T2DM. The burden of the disease is emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. The risk of complications of T2...
232 The Prescription of Non-Pharmacological Interventions to Mitigate Second Generation Antipsychotic Induced Weight GainSerra, Nicky2016According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 5.9% of all adults in Utah had a serious mental illness (SMI) during 2008-2012, which is greater than the national rate. As of 2012, approximately 9.6 million adults live with a SMI in the United States SMI is the result of s...
233 Provider Perceptions of Palliative Care in an Emergency DepartmentTateoka, Elizabeth2016Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is defined by Healthy People 2020, and addresses aspects of physical, mental, emotional, and social health, and how health status affects and impacts emotions and overall satisfaction with life (USDHHS, 2015). Emergency departments see high volumes of older adu...
234 Heart Score in the Emergency DepartmentSpencer, Abbie2016The evaluation of chest pain can be very costly. Ruling out low-suspicion chest pain early can lead to decreased costs to patients and hospitals. Currently, all patients who present to the ED with the chief complaint of chest pain receive an extensive work-up, including serial labs, electrocardiogra...
235 US Air Force Utilization of the DNP: A Quality Improvement EvaluationRodriguez, Lydia2016This project is a quality improvement evaluation of the United States Air Force's transition to the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) as the entry-level degree for advanced practice nurses (APRN) practicing in clinical settings. In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) relea...
236 Template Development for a Potential Web-Based App Targeted to Low Income PopulationsYanguez, Katie2016As of 2008, 1.3 billion people worldwide did not have access to healthcare. Low and middle income countries (LMICs) bear 93% of the world's disease burden; at least 5.8 million annual childhood deaths could be prevented in LMICs if affected communities had accurate health information to manage the m...
237 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 ...
238 Implementation of Depression Screening Program in a Primary Care SettingWestern, Lisa2016The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for depression in primary care settings. Limited access to mental health providers results in the need for primary care providers (PCP) to feel comfortable and confident screening and treating depression. Currently, usage of validated tool...
239 Improving Communication Between Providers and Parents of School-Aged Children: A Toolkit Approach to Pediatric ObesityLofgran, Kacie2016Childhood obesity has increased significantly since the early 1980s. In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years in the United States were considered to be overweight or obese. Primary care providers are integral in diagnosing and treating pediatric obesity. However, man...
240 Evaluation of an Intervention to Reduce Hospital Readmission Within 30 Days of DischargeMerkley, Jennifer2016A hospitalist group of a local tertiary care academic hospital developed and implemented an intervention aimed at decreasing readmission rates. This intervention included a follow up appointment made before discharge and a follow up phone call by a nurse coordinator 2-3 days after discharge to evalu...
241 Lifestyle Medicine: Promoting a Sustainable Community-based Nutrition Program in Logan, UtahNielsen, Kellie2016It is widely recognized that the ‘Western diet' is associated with an increased prevalence of obesity, diabetes, CVD and many types of cancer, and effective strategies to improve such dietary patterns are a public health priority. Coupled with personal health risk, the growing obesity epidemic thr...
242 Midwives and Disaster ReliefMeidell, Emily2016This project was undertaken to address the needs of pregnant women in disaster preparedness, and to create awareness of the potential role that midwives can assume in Utah disaster relief measures. This was accomplished by communicating the role of midwives to stakeholders in the community and state...
243 Stroke Recognition Improvement Project: An Educational Program for Rural Communities at RiskKorth, Sommer2016Stroke Recognition Improvement Project: An Educational Program for Rural Communities at Risk, is a public health campaign aimed at improving stroke awareness through education on prevention and risk, recognition of stroke symptoms, and urgency to seek treatment. In the United States, stroke continue...
244 Development of a Workflow Algorithm for an Early Mobilization Protocol in a Neurologic Critical Care UnitCrane, Ashle2016The 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...
245 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...
246 Improving Prediabetes Identification and Management in Primary CareGundersen, Shaun2016Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a large and growing epidemic in the United States, leading to significant morbidity, mortality, and enormous healthcare costs. Despite this epidemic, little has been done in the healthcare system to assist with diabetes prevention. Appropriate treatment, including ...
247 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...
248 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...
249 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...
250 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...
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