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26 Understanding Insomnia in the College PopulationThe purpose of my project was to increase awareness among healthcare providers and students regarding the importance of sleep assessment and management at the University of Utah Student Health Center. Despite the fact that 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep disturbances (Institute of Medicine...Williams, RachelAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Sleep Disorders; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders; Students; Stress, Psychological; Anxiety; Cohort Studies; Quality of Life; College Students
27 Implementation of a Diabetes Flow Sheet in a Volunteer Community ClinicDiabetes currently affects 25.8 million people in the United States and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Moreover, it is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, impaired sensation of pain in hands and feet,...Webb, Dorian TraneAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Patient Compliance; Diabetes Mellitus; Workflow; Patient Care Management; Primary Prevention; Voluntary Health Agencies; Safety-net Providers; Community Health Centers; Medically Underserved Area; Continuity of Patient Care; ...
28 The Development of Practice Guidelines for Advanced Practice Clinicians in the Emergency Departments Staffed by the Utah Emergency PhysiciansThe emergency departments (EDs) staffed by the Utah Emergency Physicians (UEP) are faced with unique challenges. Intermountain Medical Center (IMC) and McKay-Dee Hospital are often faced with long door to provider times and an increased length of stay (LOS) for patients due to the high volume of pat...Newman, JenniferAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Nurse Practitioners; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Emergency Service, Hospital; Emergency Medical Services; Length of Stay; Patient Care; Advanced Practice Nursing
29 Emotional Support Following Early Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department: A Guide for Health Care ProvidersWomen who experience pregnancy loss experience levels of grief similar to those felt with the loss of any loved one (Kersting & Wagner, 2012; Lok, 2007; Robinson, 2011). There are factors associated with miscarriage that can predispose women to complicated grief, including physical pain or trauma du...Jense, SandraAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Abortion, Spontaneous; Stillbirth;Fetal Death; Grief; Bereavement; Social Support; Patient Education as Topic; Pregnancy Loss; Emotional Support
30 Wireless Vital Sign Monitoring for Prevention of Suicide in an Inpatient Psychiatric SettingSuicide 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...Allen, ToddAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Inpatients; Suicide; Monitoring, Ambulatory; Hospitals, Psychiatric; Harm Reduction; Remote Sensing Technology; Vital Sign Monitoring
31 What are the Critical Success Factors for a Health Information Exchange?In 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 ...Farmer, DeenaAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Electronic Health Records; Meaningful Use; Health Information Management; Information Dissemination; Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; Health Information Exchanges
32 The Biological, Psychological and Social Effects of Pornography Use and the 12-­Step Treatment InterventionCompulsive 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...Bingham, RyanAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Erotica; Fantasy; Behavior, Addictive; Feedback, Psychological; Interpersonal Relations; Social Behavior Disorders; Pornography Addiction; Abstinence Programs
33 A Guideline Weaning Opiate Dependent InfantsThe scholarly project will provide an evidence-based guideline for the pharmacologic management of infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome. Neonatal abstinence syndrome increases the infant's length of hospital stay, impairs maternal-infant relationships, and impairs neurodevelopment (Pa...Standing, Lyn EnglandAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Substance Withdrawal Syndrome; Opioid-Related Disorders; Infant; Neonatal; Disease Management; Abstinence Syndrome; Maternal-Fetal Exchange; Practice Guideline
34 Implementing Treatment Guidelines for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency DepartmentDiabetic ketoacidosis is a common diabetic emergency, and treatment is usually began in the emergency department. At Intermountain Medical Center Emergency Department, there are a variety of ways that diabetic ketoacidosis treatment is approached, with no treatment guidelines currently available. Di...Hanks, HeidiAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Diabetic Ketoacidosis; Clinical Protocols; Patient Care Management; Insulin Coma; Convulsive Therapy; Emergency Service, Hospital
35 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the ICU and Associated Factors: A Preliminary ChecklistCritical illness exposes many patients to extreme stressors. During an ICU stay many patients experience respiratory distress, pain, have a fear of dying, and feel loss of control over their environment. Together, this puts patients in an ICU setting at risk for development of post-traumatic stress ...Bell, Monica O.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Intensive Care Units; Patients; Anxiety; Delusions; Deep Sedation; Respiration, Artificial; Patient Education as Topic
36 Smoking Cessation Program for a Rural Primary Care ClinicEmergency departments have seen a 60% increase in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from sport and recreation in children and adolescents in the last 10 years. Multiple epidemiologic studies have suggested long-term cognitive deficits with repeated concussions. Many times coaches are the individuals pr...Horton, RobinAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Smoking Cessation; Health Promotion; Preventive Health Services; Rural Health Services; Health Education; Patient Education as Topic; Cost of Illness
37 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Follow-Up Within a Large Midwifery PracticeThe purpose of this project was to evaluate a large faculty practice, BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC), to determine current processes of postpartum screening of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), involving the following steps: determine, through chart review, rates of postpartum screening f...German, LindseyAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Diabetes, Gestational; Midwifery; Postpartum Period; Pregnancy Complications; Follow-Up Studies; Mass Screening; Cost of Illness
38 Quality Improvement in the Ordering Practices of TPN in the NeonatePreconception health care focuses on the health of the female from menses through menopause. When a woman is attentive to addressing possible chronic health concerns, knowledgeable about her medications, and up-to-date on her immunizations; understands her genetic risk factors; and refrains from alc...Durrant, AdriannaAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Standard of Care; Parenteral Nutrition, Total; Infant, Newborn; Quality Improvement; Quality of Health Care
39 A Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms in Chronic WoundsBacterial biofilms are a contributing factor to the development and perpetuation of chronic wounds. Thus they add a significant burden to the healthcare system and adversely affect quality of life for many patients. A multi-faceted approach is necessary in order to effectively manage biofilms so tha...Snell, LeighAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Biofilms; Wounds and Injuries; Infection Control; Wound Healing; Bacterial Physiological Phenomena; Anti-Infective Agents; Hydrogels
40 Physical Activity in the Aging AdultPhysical inactivity in older adults is the 4th leading cause of chronic disease and disability in the U.S. Older adults should avoid inactivity. At least some activity is better than none and older adults who participate in some kind of physical activity gain some health benefit. The Center for Dise...Morgan, LauriAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Aged; Activities of Daily Living; Motor Activity; Exercise; Physical Fitness; Chronic Disease; Health Promotion; Physical Endurance; Quality of Life; Health Behavior; Motivation
41 Current State of Voice Recognition ChartingVoice 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...Lake, SusanAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Speech Recognition Software; Documentation; American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Medical Informatics; Electronic Health Records; Feasibility Studies; Voice Recognition
42 An Exploration of the Use of Social Media for Weight LossBeing 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). ...Bolton, KylieAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Internet; Social Media; Body Mass Index; Weight Loss; Obesity; Health Promotion; Risk Reduction Behavior; Disease Management
43 Inpatient to Outpatient Smoking Cessation ProgramSmoking continues to be a major cause of morbidity and accounts for 443,000 deaths annually in the United States. Over the past 15 years public awareness and increased research has helped to decrease the overall smoking rate. Despite these efforts 20% of Americans continue to smoke. Smokers are trea...Taylor, Phillip D.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Smoking Cessation; Patient Care Management; Counseling; Healthy People Programs; Tobacco Use Cessation Products
44 A Treatment Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia at the Hope ClinicDyslipidemia is a major independent risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, the current leading cause of death in the United States. Despite wide dissemination of the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines and strong evidence supporting the cli...Heckel, Geoffrey J.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Dyslipidemias; Coronary Artery Disease; Guideline Adherence; Patient Outcome Assessment; Risk Assessment; Patient Compliance; Risk Reduction; Treatment Outcome; Clinical Protocols; Adult Treatment Panel III
45 Clinical Treatment Pathway and Decision Support for Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Low Back PainAcute uncomplicated low back pain is a very common problem in the United States. Acute low back pain is defined as pain present for up to 6 weeks. There is significant variability in the approach and treatment of acute uncomplicated low back pain and unnecessary/inappropriate diagnostic studies and ...Church, Ryan D.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Back Pain; Decision Support Techniques; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Evidence-Based Practice; Algorithms
46 Describing a Sustainable Model of Harmonization between Culturally Congruent Traditional Healing and Evidence Based Biomedical Models in the Context of Alaska Native Tribal HealthAn understanding of the importance of culturally sensitive care has progressed immensely in the last few decades. The theory of enculturation has proven that promoting cultural identity and cultural humility improve the health of indigenous communities. This project incorporates cases, themes and pr...Norton, JeremyAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis, Graduate; Alaska; Indians, North American; Complementary Therapies; Cultural Characteristics; Health Status Disparities; Medicine, Traditional; Spiritual Therapies; Integrative Medicine; Community Health Services
47 Development of a Education Guide: "Sepsis: A Guide for Patients and Families"According to the Global Sepsis Alliance (2012) sepsis is a medical emergency and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Sepsis and its associated syndromes are common and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in the general population (Rivers et al., 2001). In 2006, Martin, Mann...LaPolla, Ann E.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Sepsis; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Education; Patient Education as Topic; Guidelines as Topic; Social Media
48 Tobacco Bans on Inpatient Mental Health SettingsTobacco 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...Thatcher, BrandonAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Hospitals, Psychiatric; Smoke-Free Policy; Inpatients; Tobacco Smoke Pollution; Validation Studies as Topic
49 Seamless Care from Sexual Assault through First Follow-Up Appointment for Victims at Risk of HIV Exposure through Nurse-Facilitated NPEP ManagementSalt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SL SANE) are the primary medical responders to sexual assault victims in Salt Lake County. On a daily basis, SANE are called out to local emergency departments (EDs) where victims present themselves for evidence collection and proper medical care. At the end...Lastre, Brianna F.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Violence; Sex Offenses; Post-Exposure Prophylaxis; HIV Infections; Risk Factors; Nurse-Patient Relations; Clinical Protocols; Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
50 Metabolic Syndrome Pilot Clinic: Group Educational SessionsThe Pilot Clinic delivered five interactive counseling sessions to a group of seven patients diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome (MS); a support person or partner was strongly encouraged to accompany the patient to each session. The educational materials focused on pathophysiology, disease comorbiditi...Polston, AlisonAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Metabolic Diseases; Metabolic Syndrome X; Counseling; Self-Help Groups; Behavior Therapy; Body Weight Changes; Obesity, Abdominal; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Health Literacy; Risk Reduction; Behavior; Disease Managemen...
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