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76 Determinants of Effective Clinical InstructionNixon, Katie2013The cornerstone of nursing education is practical instruction in the clinical environment. Many researchers have demonstrated the essential role clinical education plays in producing nursing graduates prepared for their role as novice nurses. Researchers identify that quality clinical instruction de...
77 Pilot Survey: Acclimatization Practices of High-Altitude RecreationalistsRozier, Leslie H.2013Acute mountain sickness (AMS) will occur if ascent to high altitude is rapid. Any type of travel to altitudes around 2,500 meters (8,000 feet) is associated with an increased risk of developing AMS. AMS symptoms include fatigue, headache, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, weakness, tachycardia, dizzi...
78 Introduction to the Bedside Ultrasound Machine & Ultrasonography in Undifferentiated ShockCaceres, C. David2013Ultrasonography is quick, noninvasive, requires no patient preparation and increases diagnostic accuracy and enhances results decreasing patient's mortality and morbidity risks. It has led to a decrease in differential diagnosis and 9% of the time bedside ultrasound (BEDUS) has led to new differenti...
79 Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines for Depression in Heart Failure PatientsMorrison, Tod2013Heart failure affects more than 5.7 million Americans (Pressler et. al, 2011) with approximately 500,000 new cases diagnosed annually (Jiang et. al, 2008). Depression is a prevalent comorbidity associated with heart failure (Silver, 2010). Depression in heart failure patients leads to increased mort...
80 Evaluation and Management of New-Onset Unprovoked Pediatric Seizures: A Guide for Primary Care ProvidersBaxter, Nicole2013Seizures are a frightening and potentially life threatening neurological occurrence that Primary Care Providers are ill prepared to evaluate and manage. Although febrile seizures and the role of the Primary Care Provider in managing them are well defined, there are currently no clear guidelines for ...
81 Raising High School Students' Awareness of Nurse Practitioners and Interest in Becoming Nurse Practitioners as a Means to Addressing the Primary Care ShortageCoy, Jen2013The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the primary care physician shortage will be 21,000 by 2015 (HealthReform.gov, 2012). Sixty million people, almost one out of every five Americans, do not have adequate access to care due to the lack of primary care providers (Kaiseredu.org, 2011)...
82 A Pre and Post Test Assessment of a Web Based Tutorial to Reduce Occupational Exposure Risks to Oncology NursesLewis, Jennifer2013The purpose of this project was to offer new knowledge through educational training to oncology nurses highlighting health risks related to inconsistent handling of hazardous drugs. Nurses who administer chemotherapy are exposed to aerosols and droplets of drugs during compound mixing, administratio...
83 Teaching Infection Prevention Using Concept Mapping Learning StrategiesAnderson, Peggy H.2013Infection prevention challenges are encountered in all hospital settings. Daily clinical interactions frequently expose nurses to microorganisms that can result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) for a patient. The relationship between infections as a result of healthcare and susceptible pat...
84 Tradeoffs Between User-Centered Design and System Functionality/ InteroperabilitySmail, Jessica2013The question of usability versus functionality is one of the most important issues facing software developers and designers today. The reason for this is simple: in order for any system to achieve its full potential, it must first be accepted and used by its intended audience and user group. The sys...
85 Synthesis of Best Practices When Approaching Curriculum RedesignBagley, Katie2013I have recently had the opportunity to observe faculty as they attempt to redesign the curriculum of a RN to BSN completion program. This process began with some members of the faculty identifying the need for the curriculum to change due to situational factors beyond the control of the university t...
86 Exploring an Integrated Maternity Care System Across Birth Settings in the Salt Lake ValleyWhiting, Christina2014Birth certificate data from 2010 reported that 1.18% of U.S. births occurred out of hospital (OOH) (MacDorman, Declerq, & Mathews, 2013, p. 2). Evidence for safety in births that take place OOH is debated for various reasons. Research methods are observational and not controlled or randomized which ...
87 Disparities in Cancer Pain Assessment and Management among Ethnic MinoritiesKogan, Laura2014Poor pain control impairs quality of life and functionality. Despite the increased knowledge of pain mechanisms, existing guidelines and improved methods to manage cancer pain, it remains inadequately treated, especially among ethnic minorities. A number of factors play role in the existing cancer p...
88 A Module to Teach and Assess Medication Administration Principles Including Dosing, Procurement, Preparation, and Interaction with the Medication Administration Record (MAR)Southam, Glade2014Background: Nurses have a long history of difficulty with math (D. L. Brown, 2006). Technology and dimensional analysis (DA) have demonstrated benefits for teaching dosing calculations (Craig & Sellers, 1995; Greenfield, Whelan, & Cohn, 2006; Kohtz & Gowda, 2010; Koohestani & Baghcheghi, 2010; Serem...
89 A Fall Prevention Protocol for Home Hospice PatientsPark, Minji2014Hospice patients are at a greater risk of falls than community-dwelling geriatric populations due to the nature of terminal illness. Although the necessity of developing a fall risk assessment and fall prevention protocol for home hospice patients has been discussed, an assessment protocol for home ...
90 Assessment of Taxane Induced Peripheral NeuropathyDeininger, Jutta2014Taxanes are commonly used chemotherapeutics in women with breast and ovarian cancer. As microtubule stabilizing agents they can be neurotoxic, leading to numbness, tingling, and pain in hands and feet. The symptoms usually start in the fingers and toes and can slowly progress along the extremities. ...
91 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 ...
92 Postpartum Depression: Faith-Based Health PromotionThomas, Mary2014Postpartum depression (PPD) is experienced by 10%-15% of women per year and often goes under recognized by women and communities (CDC, 2008). It is the most serious of postpartum disorders and most common pregnancy-related illness. Women experiencing PPD may not seek help for multiple reasons, inclu...
93 CAUTI Prevention and Guideline EducationVasquez, Carlos A.2014Urinary tract infections (UTIs) caused by foley urinary catheters, accounts for 80% of all nosocomial infections encountered in the hospital setting. The cost of all nosocomial infections in the US is about $340 million dollars annually. The Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee ...
94 Raising Concussion Awareness and Integrating ImPACT Testing at Uintah High SchoolBirch, Becky2014The incidence of concussions has doubled in the past decade. Emerging research on concussion recovery time is now finding that after physical symptoms have resolved, cognitive recovery time may be significantly longer than many athletic trainers and physicians assumed. Research suggests that neurolo...
95 Prenatal Care Curriculum for Women with Substance AbuseAnderson, Laura McGraw2014The goal of this project was to develop a group prenatal care curriculum for women on Methadone and Suboxone therapies. This curriculum implements best practices based on the most current research to provide prenatal care for women currently receiving treatment for substance abuse. In the 2010 Natio...
96 Educating CDEs to Screen for Impaired Cognition in Elderly Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes MellitusCardenas, Elizabeth2014There is a growing population of older Americans with diabetes at increased risk for cognitive impairment, however this risk is poorly disseminated among providers of diabetes care. The purpose of this project was to research and disseminate the state of the science regarding the increased risk for ...
97 The Development and Implementation of a Practitioner in Triage Process for the Emergency Department at Intermountain Medical CenterGardner, Kristen2014The number of people visiting the emergency department (ED) has trended upwards over the last 20 years. Over utilization of the ED results in congestion and over crowding. The inappropriate use of the ED by lower acuity patients has created a financial burden and pulled resources from critical patie...
98 Bulimia Management in a Primary Care SettingGalbraith, Brianne Moffitt2014Bulimia nervosa is psychiatric condition characterized by self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, diuretic use or excessive exercising (Frank et al., 2012). Bulimia can result in various medical complications. Subsequently, patients who suffer from bulimia initially seek care from their primary care ...
99 Improving Integration of HEEADSSS Screening in Adolescent Preventative Care Visits - A Practice Improvement ProjectJorgensen, Jennifer2014Despite general consensus that adolescents should receive annual preventative care during which psychosocial screening and provision of pertinent anticipatory guidance is provided, studies have demonstrated that few receive this standard of care. This problem is clinically significant when you consi...
100 Implementation of the Ask Me 3 Program in a Pediatric ClinicHarvey, Anne G.2014Failures in health literacy and communication result when patients do not understand their health problems, what they can do to manage their disease and why it is important for them to do so. In addition, navigation of the healthcare system can be complicated, confusing and intimidating; particularl...
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