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26 Understanding Insomnia in the College PopulationWilliams, Rachel2013The 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...
27 Implementation of a Diabetes Flow Sheet in a Volunteer Community ClinicWebb, Dorian Trane2013Diabetes 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,...
28 The Development of Practice Guidelines for Advanced Practice Clinicians in the Emergency Departments Staffed by the Utah Emergency PhysiciansNewman, Jennifer2013The 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...
29 Emotional Support Following Early Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department: A Guide for Health Care ProvidersJense, Sandra2013Women 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...
30 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...
31 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 ...
32 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...
33 A Guideline Weaning Opiate Dependent InfantsStanding, Lyn England2013The 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...
34 Implementing Treatment Guidelines for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency DepartmentHanks, Heidi2013Diabetic 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...
35 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the ICU and Associated Factors: A Preliminary ChecklistBell, Monica O.2013Critical 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 ...
36 Smoking Cessation Program for a Rural Primary Care ClinicHorton, Robin2013Emergency 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...
37 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Follow-Up Within a Large Midwifery PracticeGerman, Lindsey2013The 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...
38 Quality Improvement in the Ordering Practices of TPN in the NeonateDurrant, Adrianna2013Preconception 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...
39 A Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms in Chronic WoundsSnell, Leigh2013Bacterial 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...
40 Physical Activity in the Aging AdultMorgan, Lauri2013Physical 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...
41 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...
42 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). ...
43 Inpatient to Outpatient Smoking Cessation ProgramTaylor, Phillip D.2013Smoking 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...
44 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...
45 Clinical Treatment Pathway and Decision Support for Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Low Back PainChurch, Ryan D.2013Acute 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 ...
46 Describing a Sustainable Model of Harmonization between Culturally Congruent Traditional Healing and Evidence Based Biomedical Models in the Context of Alaska Native Tribal HealthNorton, Jeremy2013An 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...
47 Development of a Education Guide: "Sepsis: A Guide for Patients and Families"LaPolla, Ann E.2013According 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...
48 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...
49 Seamless Care from Sexual Assault through First Follow-Up Appointment for Victims at Risk of HIV Exposure through Nurse-Facilitated NPEP ManagementLastre, Brianna F.2013Salt 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...
50 Metabolic Syndrome Pilot Clinic: Group Educational SessionsPolston, Alison2013The 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...
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