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51 Pediatric Obesity: A Project to Increase Community and Provider Awareness in Grant County, OregonClark, Shawna A.2013As the pediatric obesity epidemic escalates, multi-faceted interventions at primary care and community levels will likely be required, and practitioners have an obligatory role in the identification, education, and treatment of this growing problem. A comprehensive approach to the prevention and man...
52 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...
53 Nutritional Management of Infants with Short Bowel SyndromeHoffman, Jeremiah2013Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) is a clinically significant condition affecting the NICU population. The morbidity and mortality of SBS is most often the result of prolonged dependency on parenteral nutrition. Nutritional management of these patients is complex and studies indicate that clinical outcomes...
54 EPA SunWise© Curriculum: Washington County School District Educators' Perspectives for Inclusion in School Health CurriculumChristensen, Jordan2013The purpose of this project is to raise awareness of sun protection practices in reducing incidence of skin cancer. Melanoma skin cancer rates have dramatically risen due to the lack of sun protective behaviors demonstrated by adolescents and young adults. Utah has the 4th highest incidence of melan...
55 Improving Access to Healthcare for Utah Medicaid Clients: The Role of Utah Nurse PractitionersGarcia, Leigh Anne2013Utah has been identified as a state with an inadequate supply of primary care providers and, as a result, will be challenged to meet the health care needs of its population. The healthcare demands of the state will continue to increase due to overall population growth as well as a growing population...
56 Depression in Elderly ClientsYardley, Tawni2013According to the World Health Organization, depression is the fourth leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and it is expected to rise to the second leading cause by 2020 (WHO, 2012). Depression has been shown to increase morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs while delaying recover...
57 Preconception Health Education and Web Site Development for Brigham Young University-Idaho StudentsBaron, Kathleen2013Preconception 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...
58 Clinical Recommendations for Patients with Coronary Heart Disease Traveling to AltitudeTramburg, Cecelia A.2013Newly expanding infrastructure including roads, railroads and airways has made high altitude travel possible and readily accessible for all individuals with varying levels of health and fitness (Mieske, Flaherty, & O'Brien, 2010). The environmental changes that occur at altitude cause stress to the ...
59 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Management in the Antepartum SettingBlair, Teresa2013The aim of the project is to develop a plan for consistent, evidence-based clinical management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) using a multidisciplinary team approach in order to improve patient outcomes in the Birth Care Health Care setting. The goal is to assemble an algorithm of comprehens...
60 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,...
61 Best Practice Recommendations for Transitioning Adolescent Foster GirlsButters, Cindy2013Girls that are emancipated from foster care upon reaching adulthood represent an underserved U.S. population. Acute and chronic health disparities seen among emancipated girls include increased rates of unplanned and early pregnancy, STIs, intimate partner violence, mental illness, and substance abu...
62 Feasibility Study on Establishing a Nursing Policy Think Tank at the University of Utah College of Nursing: A Policy PaperKapsa, Christine2013This paper tells the cautionary tale of what happened when an overly ambitious doctoral project collided with structural and political realities in a college of nursing. The project as proposed would have undertaken a pilot feasibility study to explore the possibility of establishing a dedicated nur...
63 Certified Nurse Midwife First Assisting: Benefits, Barriers and Future EducationCook, Jennifer A.2013Many Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) in the United States have expanded their practice as surgical first assistant beyond their basic midwifery education. In February 2012, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) issued a proposal statement change regarding the Advanced Practice Re...
64 Evaluating a Tailored Stress-Reduction Program Through the Lens of Mindfulness: A Component of Group Prenatal Care for TeensReno, Monica2013Strong evidence demonstrates the association between maternal psychological stress and preterm birth, showing that mind-body interventions that emphasize the "connectedness" between our psychological and biological health are needed. Currently, there are only few interventional stress reduction prog...
65 I'm Not Diabetic, I Have Diabetes: Creating an eBook for Pediatric Diabetes EducationGessell, Christopher C.2013Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) can be particularly overwhelming for a young child whose world has just been turned upside down following diagnosis. The child experiences a myriad of emotions and at some point must accept the disease and its management. If not well controlled throughout the child's ...
66 The Role of Serious Games in an Advanced Nursing EducationHazzard, Sandra2013The use of serious games as a teaching strategy in an advanced nursing education is supported by a growing body of evidence. Research suggests that serious games promote active student participation, meet student learning needs, encourage critical thinking and problem solving, and improve student an...
67 Integrating Autism-Specific Screening in Primary CareAllen, Natalie2013lAutism spectrum disorders (ASD) are among the most commonly diagnosed childhood developmental disabilities. More children are diagnosed with ASD than AIDS, cancer and diabetes combined (Autism Speaks, 2013). There are three subtypes of ASD according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Menta...
68 A Quality Assurance Program to Improve Referral Services in a Sleep Disorders Clinic in Southeast IdahoPoulos-Edmo, Helene2013Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder posing increased risk for morbidity and often associated with co-existing disorders, such as, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. While prevalence rates vary, it is proposed that 26-32% of the United States population has a high prob...
69 Timely Endocrine Referral for Short Stature Children Born Small For Gestational AgeMulleneaux, Sherrily Brown2013Approximately 10% of children born small for gestational age (SGA) fail to achieve catch-up growth by two years of age. These children will remain with short stature throughout life without effective medical intervention. Sound research exists demonstrating the optimal treatment initiation period to...
70 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...
71 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 ...
72 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...
73 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...
74 Improving Opioid Prescribing to Limit Potential for Non-­Medical Opioid UseSimons, Jennifer A.2013Prescription drug abuse is a significant problem, and is the fastest growing [drug] problem in the United States. More individuals use prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined. The increase in non-medical opioid use is directly correlate with the rate of opioid overdose death, which has i...
75 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...
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