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26 A Quality Improvement Intervention to Reduce the Use of PRN Psychotropic Medications Among Older Adults in the Long-Term Care SettingKwong, Kimmy2020
27 A Quality Improvement Project to Develop and Evaluate Systems of Care for Undocumented Immigrants with End-Stage Renal Disease in Southwest IdahoChild, Clinton2015In Southwest Idaho undocumented immigrants have, compared to legal residents, little to no access to, or funding for, preventative and maintenance care of ESRD. The disparity of care in the current delivery system for undocumented immigrants results in poorer outcomes, longer length of stay, and a s...
28 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...
29 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 ...
30 A Study of Micronutrient Deficiencies after Bariatric SurgeryNickel, Alexa2018Background: The United States is plagued with an obesity epidemic, with a resultant growing interest in bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgical procedures alter the GI tract, impeding absorption of micronutrients. Multivitamins (MVI) are an essential supplement after bariatric surgery to prevent nutri...
31 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...
32 A Treatment Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia at the Hope ClinicHeckel, Geoffrey J.2013Dyslipidemia 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...
33 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...
34 APRN Diagnosis and Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the College PopulationHuber, Janis2015Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) treat students at the Student Health Service Center on the University of Utah Campus. The Nurse Scope of Practice includes ability of APRNs to diagnose ADHD. However, research reflects a wide diversity in reported comfort level in diagnosis and treatment o...
35 Activating the Rapid Response Team: Barriers and Facilitating Factors for Oncology NursesMilne, Suzanne2017The Institute for Healthcare Improvement introduced the idea of a rapid response team (RRT) in 2004. The goal was to quickly mobilize critical expertise and intervention to the bedside as soon as signs of patient deterioration are noted. If the RRT is called, patients can receive appropriate interve...
36 Addressing Access to Diabetes Education in a Rural Hispanic PopulationWebster, Scott2015Diabetes education continues to demonstrate improved outcomes in the increasing population of patients with diabetes. Despite research clearly supporting diabetes education, many adults in Utah do not access diabetes self-management education. Additionally, Hispanic adults have significant barriers ...
37 Addressing Excess Weight in a Busy Women's ClinicHill, Liezle2016The number of adults with obesity has been rising at an alarming rate, and clinicians are challenged to increase efforts to address this condition. Over 1.6 billion adults in the world are overweight. This causes secondary conditions that ultimately lead to severe morbidity and increased mortality. ...
38 Addressing HIV/AIDS Among Latinos Living In UtahMontes, Victor M.2014More than 56,000 Americans become infected each year with HIV/AIDS (CDC, 2009). Every 9½ minutes someone becomes infected with HIV (CDC, 2009). HIV/AIDS is topic that is not discussed by certain ethnicities/races. Latinos are one ethnicity/race that is affected more than others. In 2008, more than ...
39 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...
40 Addressing Utah's Nursing Workforce DiversityAguilar, Rita2020
41 Addressing a Fear of Family Separation Among a Hispanic Pediatric PopulationNavar, Emily S.2019Purpose: The purpose of the project was to develop and disseminate a culturally relevant resource toolkit to primary care pediatric providers delivering care to immigrant populations. The aim was to equip providers to support Hispanic families facing increased stressors related to family separation ...
42 Adherence to CDC Guidelines on Adult Sinusitis and Pharyngitis Before and After Provider TrainingRobinson, Jenna2016Description: The purpose of this project was to determine whether provider training on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adult treatment recommendations on adult sinusitis and pharyngitis encouraged more judicious antibiotic use in a college health setting. Problem Statement: Anti...
43 Adolescent Depression Screening in Primary CareStapley, Nicole2015The purpose of the project was to identify the most reliable and valid adolescent depression screening tool(s) to be used in primary care and develop a manuscript discussing the significance of adolescent depression, the importance of screening in primary care, and the most effective screening tools...
44 Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: Improving Education About High-Risk BehaviorsBingham, Annie2016Studies have demonstrated that teens are more likely to participate in high-risk behaviors than other age groups. These behaviors include the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs, as well as engaging in unprotected sex and disordered eating. Adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who participa...
45 Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Recognition, Assessment, and Communication: A Quality Improvement ProjectMonson, Kristina2014At the Volunteers of America (VOA) Adult Detoxification Center in Utah individuals across multiple disciplines unite together to form substance abuse treatment teams that coordinate the medical and psychosocial care of clients withdrawing from alcohol. These professionals have different training, ed...
46 American College of Nurse Midwives Position Statement on Environmental HealthLeonhardt, Analiesa2015Robust evidence demonstrates that toxins in the water, air, food, and living environments in the US are linked with health consequences ranging from birth defects, to altered development, to reproductive cancers. Pregnant women, developing fetuses, and babies are disproportionately vulnerable to env...
47 An Algorithm for Narrowband UVB TherapyLarsen, Brooke2013A Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) algorithm was developed assisting health care provides to safely and effectively prescribe light therapy and in-turn allowing patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Phototherapy is a safe and potentially effective modality used in dermatology for treatment of multi...
48 An Assessment Toolkit for the University of Utah Ghana Study Abroad ProgramKirby, Susan2017Description: The purpose of this project was to identify outcomes of nursing study abroad, to identify tools to measure those outcomes, and to formulate a toolkit for the University of Utah College of Nursing Ghana study abroad (UUCONGSA) program to utilize for measurement of identified outcomes. Pr...
49 An Educational Tool with Recommendations for Providers: Barriers to Screening for Hepatitis B in Asian American and Pacific IslandersLynch, Keisa M.2013Healthcare providers have long subscribed to the notion of providing culturally competent healthcare to diverse populations. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing minority group in the United States and chronic hepatitis B affects more of this population then the gene...
50 An Evaluation of Follow-up for Postpartum Depression in Mothers with a History of DepressionKelley, Sarah2014The purpose of this project was to evaluate provider follow-up at postpartum visits for women diagnosed with a history of depression before, during, or after a pregnancy in a large CNM/WHNP faculty practice. A chart review was completed on all women age 18 or older who gave birth at a large teaching...
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