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51 Cervical Collar Removal Times at a Level 1 Trauma Center: A Needs AssessmentTeas, Amelia H.2018Trauma patients remain in cervical collar neck braces for up to 12 hours awaiting final radiology readings. These final readings are necessary before the collar can be removed. The extended wearing of cervical collars potentially leads to worsening fractures, ligamentous injury, increased spinal mov...
52 Pediatric Resident Education to Facilitate Adolescent Contraceptive CounselingBirdsall, Rebekah2018Teenage pregnancy is associated with myriad physical and socioeconomic risks for both mother and baby. Pediatricians have a vital role in providing sexual health education, ideally before the onset of sexual activity, and in preventing teenage pregnancy. Prevention of pregnancy during adolescent yea...
53 Pre-Hospital Ultrasound Training for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service ProvidersPotter, Jessica2018Patients in the pre-hospital setting are an at-risk population. The use of ultrasound has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in critically ill emergency room patients. Only 4.1% of emergency medical service providers use ultrasound and 21.7% are considering the implementation of ultrasound...
54 Ultrasound-guided IV Insertion in the Emergency DepartmentHadley, Jennifer2018Background: Intravenous (IV) access is a critical component of patient care in the emergency department as it facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. Delays in diagnosis and treatment due to difficult IV access can be fatal, particularly in myocardial infarction, stroke, trauma, ...
55 Promoting Upstream Integration of Palliative Care in Elderly Heart Failure PatientsBrown, Harmony Lauritzen2018Heart failure (HF) is a devastating disease that inordinately affects the elderly. Although palliative care (PC) can be an invaluable tool in promoting symptom management and quality of life (QOL) for elderly end-stage heart failure (ESHF) patients, it is a resource that is often underutilized by HF...
56 Implementing Screening for Venous Thromboembolism in an Urgent Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Pilot ProjectTurgoose, William2018Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, may have serious health consequences for patients. However, over-referral of patients with these suspected symptoms may also result in burden to emergency departments and health care systems. E...
57 Improving the Rural Provider's Ability to Manage Complex Diseases: Implementing and Facilitating the Use of Project ECHOWillardson, Deven2018Purpose: To discover the challenges and potential solution(s) for the rural primary care providers using project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to better manage common complex diseases. Rationale/Background: Research has demonstrated that those living in rural areas have higher m...
58 Nursing Perspectives of Developmental Care in Reducing Opioid Exposure in the Preterm Infant in the NICURussell, Kathryn2018As medical technology advances, so do the number of lives saved, including the lives of extremely low-birth-weight preterm infants. Although these babies are being given the chance at life, the care and procedures they require can have detrimental long-term effects. Many of these procedures are pain...
59 Incorporating Principles of Motivational Interviewing For Improved Management of Pediatric Obesity in Primary CareWagstaff, Sarah2018The purpose of this scholarly project was to increase provider knowledge, confidence, and use of motivational interviewing (MI) techniques when initiating discussions with obese pediatric patients and their parents regarding healthy weight. Although current literature addresses the effectiveness of ...
60 Relevance of Transient Hypothyroxinemia of Prematurity and Congenital Hypothyroidism in Infants Less Than 27 Weeks' GestationHansen, Nicolette2018Premature infants' thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) progression differs from term infants due to their immature hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid function (La Franchi, 2014). Limited studies have analyzed the TSH progression in preterm infants, specifically infants less than 27 weeks' gestation. Curre...
61 Understanding Depression Treatment Options Considering Average Health LiteracyDangerfield, Heather M.2018Individuals with limited mental health literacy have greater difficulty in multiple areas including: managing chronic conditions, obtaining health information, adhering to medication regiments, and communicating with providers. Research shows that a large percentage of patients who do end up getting...
62 Smoking Cessation for Veterans in Outpatient Mental HealthSlack, Armando Manny2018Veterans with comorbid mental health issues, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, have a higher use of cigarette and tobacco use. The Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) offers smoking cessation groups, which consist of 6-week sessions recommended by the ...
63 Screening of Patients at Risk for Post-Intensive Care Unit Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderDayton, Kali2018Many patients discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU) setting experience post-ICU post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for up to a year after discharge. With the right knowledge and screening tools ICU staff can minimize the frequency and severity of post-ICU PTSD. The focus of this project w...
64 Recognize and Treat Intracranial Hypertension to Improve the Quality of Patient Outcomes Who are Treated in the Neuro Critical Care UnitBentley, Kristy2018Background Treating intracranial hypertension (IH) and brain herniation quickly and effectively is imperative in reducing morbidity and mortality. Local Problem The Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Intermountain Medical Center (IMC) is considered the leader within Intermountain Health Care (IHC) i...
65 Evaluation of a Telehealth Intervention for Postpartum DepressionWharton, Hollie J.2018Purpose. This project investigated the effectiveness of using a computer-based telehealth platform in order to facilitate early recognition and initiation of interventions for postpartum depression (PPD). The purpose of this project was to increase awareness and prevention of postnatal depression th...
66 Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing One Key Question® in a Midwifery Practice within a University Health SystemLabbe, Krista L.2018Prevention of unintended pregnancy and promotion of health prior to conception are widely accepted approaches to lowering maternal and infant mortality. Despite the likely substantial return on investment, routine screening for pregnancy intention is not typically incorporated into the care of repro...
67 Improving Awareness and Cultural Humility Through a Self-Study ModuleSchultz, Catherine H.2018Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project is to improve healthcare worker awareness and cultural humility through a self-study training module as a means of improving patient care. Background. The United States has experienced an increase in the growth of minority populations, which i...
68 Thermoregulation During Neonatal TransportJensen, Aimee2018Background: Thermoregulation is important during neonatal resuscitation to decrease morbidity and mortality. Thermoregulation can be a challenge especially for infants born outside tertiary care centers requiring transportation. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to improve thermoregulation f...
69 Online Education Campaign to Improve Awareness and Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Respiratory Tract ConditionsReynolds, Casey J.2018Background: Antibiotics are often over used in the treatment of uncomplicated acute respiratory tract conditions. Over-use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance. Consumer or patient lack of knowledge about antibiotics and expectations for use contribute to their inappropriate use. Aims: This...
70 Utilization of Suicide Prevention Safety Plans Throughout Inpatient Treatment to Reduce Readmission RatesParson, Chris2018Suicide prevention is a current focus of our healthcare system and a goal of inpatient psychiatry. A suicide prevention safety plan (SPSP) is among the standards of care for treating a patient with suicidal ideations. Currently, SPSPs are not used as effectively as they could be. This project addres...
71 Are Reimbursement Changes Affecting Hospice Referrals In The Skilled Nursing Facility?: A Feasibility StudyMartin, Christina2018Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine barriers and facilitators to hospice referral in three nursing home settings and to increase the utilization of this service Background: Nearly 1.5 million individuals reside in nursing homes across the United States however only 14.5 percent of ...
72 Monitoring Adverse Cardio- Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Use in a Behavioral Health UnitRivera, Irma2018Background: Studies suggest that individuals with serious mental illness have higher rates of morbidity and premature mortality compared to the general population. Atypical antipsychotics are used to a myriad of psychiatric disorders but evidence suggests that treatm ent with these medications i...
73 Improving the Quality of Provider Education on High Screen Time Use Given to Parents of Infant's & Young Children within a Primary Care Clinical SettingOwens, Shalise H.2018INTRODUCTION: Research has shown that too much screen time can be harmful to young children. Primary care and pediatric providers see children a total of 21 times for Well Child Checks (WCC) before their fifth birthday, allowing for plenty of time for providers to discuss the importance of screen ti...
74 Understanding Patient Engagement in a Primary Care Setting: A Patient Health Portal Quality Improvement ProjectDinh, Tamiyah2018To comply with Meaningful Use (MU), Millcreek Primary Care (MCPC), a primary care clinic affiliated with St. Mark's Hospital in Utah, initiated eClinicalWorks Patient Health Portal (eCW). Stage 2 of MU mandates 5% of patients adopt the electronic health record (EHR) through engagement by secure mess...
75 Factors Influencing Utah Nurse Practitioners' Decisions to Join Nurse Practitioner AssociationsRowley, Thomas2018While the benefits of professional associations to its members' personal development and ultimately patients are well-established, professional association membership is declining among health professions, including nurse practitioners. Research is available on factors that influence registered nurs...
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