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101 Developing a Mentoring Program for Homeless Youth in Salt Lake CityWanserski, Melissa M.2014Homeless youth face complex challenges that can have significant harmful effects on their well-being. Although much remains to be known about the homeless youth experience, current research identifies that homeless youth often lack trusting relationships with adults and further support systems (Bart...
102 Development of the ESA Assessment for Safety Improvement (EASI) Online Decision Support ToolVietti, Mary2014This project supported initial validation of the ESA Assessment for Safety Improvement (EASI) online support tool. The purpose of this tool is to help clinicians navigate the complicated diagnostic and treatment guidelines developed by the National Cancer Care Network (NCCN) and the National Kidney ...
103 Incidence of Thrombus with Central Venous Catheterization (CVC)Shivers, Mary Ellen2014In the United States millions of central venous catheters are inserted annually with the well-known complication of thrombus occurring between 33% and 59% of these placements. Studies show that the role of nurse practitioner in practice has proven to be safe and efficacious, yet barriers and questio...
104 Screening for Impaired Glucose Tolerance in the Adolescent PopulationToone, Keira2014Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) occurs when the body's cells are not able to effectively utilize available insulin. As a result, plasma glucose levels are elevated, but not considered high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. This occurs in about 16% of the adolescent population in the United States...
105 Lactation Services in the Pediatric Clinic: A Business Plan for Breastfeeding SupportDunn, Stepahnie L.2014Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013) indicates that nearly 40% of infants who are initially breastfed are no longer exclusively breastfed at three months. Discontinuation of breastfeeding during the first week of life is primarily attributed to feeding difficulties and at ...
106 Treatment Options for Aortic Valve Stenosis: Developing an Algorithm for Best Practice between TAVR and Surgical AVRByrd, Kennedy2014This Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project addressed the problem of a lack of guidelines about the surgical options for the surgical treatment of aortic valve stenosis and the impact this has on a patient's ability to make an informed decision and their outcomes. The purpose of this project w...
107 Reducing Contrast Induced Nephropathy: Developing a Treatment AlgorithmMaxwell, Wendy2014Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) is the result of acute renal impairment after the administration of IV radiocontrast medium. Because of the increasing age of our population as well as the increased incidence of chronic kidney disease, we can only expect to also see an increase number of patients ...
108 Revision of the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Social Justice ContentDaly, Anne2014This project examined the social justice content of the nursing ethical codes from the United States, Canada, and Australia. Based on this comparative review suggestions were made for revision of the current American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics. The overall aim of the project was to desc...
109 Incorporating BRCA1 and BRCA2 Testing into Clinical PracticeLedingham, Debra2014This project seeks to support the clinical practice of using established guidelines for evaluating women at risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death. Breast cancer and ovarian cancer re...
110 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...
111 A Motivational Interviewing Toolkit for Providers to Address Weight Among Pregnant WomenCole, Erin Johnson2014The obesity epidemic poses a substantial public health challenge in the United States and worldwide. More than one-half of all pregnant women in the United States are overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity during pregnancy carry significant short and long-term maternal and fetal risks. However,...
112 School-Based Telemedicine to Improve Healthcare Access for Rural School-Aged ChildrenNorman, Shelli2014Children living in rural communities often experience disparity in access to healthcare services. The purpose of this project was to explore a school-based telemedicine plan to improve access to comprehensive healthcare services for school-aged children that live in the rural community of Coeur d' A...
113 Pediatric Obesity Treatment and Reimbursement in Primary CareHomer, Sarah Babcock2014Primary care providers have struggled to find a cost-effective clinically-based pathway to treat pediatric obesity and cardiovascular risk. Providers cite lack of reimbursement for obesity-related services as one reason that precludes their ability to effectively treat obesity. With the implementati...
114 Creating a Family and Patient Centered Environment: Development of a Communication FormWorthen, Rikki2014Communication within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) among patients, families and physicians is of vital importance. Unfortunately satisfaction surveys frequently show communication as an area needing improvement. As health care providers we cannot expect patients and their families to make life alter...
115 Pre-Hospital Algorithm for Anticoagulation Therapy in ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial InfarctionRomero, Tyree2014For a number of years the emphasis has been placed on the in hospital care of patients with acute myocardial infarction, a trend that was strengthened by the inception of coronary care units. In the past several years, however, increased attention has been focused on the pre-hospital phase. Recent s...
116 Developing a Faith-Based Prenatal Education Curriculum for African-American Women in Salt Lake City, UtahBrooks, Brandy2014African-American women are nearly three times more likely to have their infants die before the age of one year (Utah Health Department, 2009). In Utah, 61 % of infant deaths in this population are linked to preterm birth and low birth weights (Utah Health Department, 2009). Additionally, this popula...
117 Pain Management for Patients with Dementia in Nursing HomesGreenberg, Robert J.2014Of the 3.3 million Americans currently living in nursing homes, it is estimated that 45-80% suffer from significant chronic pain. Additionally, it is estimated that 70% of nursing home patients with dementia suffer chronic pain. Patients with dementia in nursing homes suffer disproportionately from ...
118 Making a Diabetic Ketoacidosis Computerized Order Set User-FriendlyChecketts, Heidi, M.2014Clinicians in the Shock-Trauma Intensive Care Unit (STICU) at Intermountain Medical Center have spoken frustration about the current diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) order set. Both providers and nurses are often confused by these orders. This confusion has lead to delayed order implementation likely res...
119 Bridging the Gap: Passive Hypothermia Prior to Transport in the Neonate At Risk for Hypoxic-Ischemic EncephalopathyAshcroft, Anglea K.2014Perinatal depression occurs after hypoxic insult to the fetus or neonate either during the intrapartum period, or immediately after birth. Obstetrical emergencies can cause hypoxic insult and have potential to precipitate perinatal depression. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) results from lack ...
120 Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Chronic Pain in Women Veterans at a Veterans Administration Medical CenterHouskeeper, Karla2014Primary care providers are often uneducated on how to effectively treat and manage chronic pain, yet they prescribe 20 percent of all narcotics given for pain (Manubay, Muchow & Sullivan, 2011). Managing chronic pain with an interdisciplinary approach is a more successful treatment, especially as na...
121 The Risks and Benefits of Male Infant CircumcisionAnderson, Jess B.2014Male infant circumcision (MIC) is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the U.S. and the world. Each year in the U.S. half - over two million - of all new parents will decide whether or not to circumcise their male infant. The annual cost for MIC, in the U.S. alone, approaches half a bil...
122 Promoting Obstetric Care for Rural Women in Northern Utah: "Choose the Right Provider for You"Overson, Annie2014In 2012, approximately 55% of women living in rural Box Elder County (Northern Utah) sought obstetric services from larger facilities in distant locations, despite having quality, comprehensive services available in their community and a generally healthy, low-risk population. Uncomplicated pregnanc...
123 The Utilization of a Pediatric Early Recognition Tool in Identifying the Deteriorating Pediatric Patient in the Non-ICU SettingBartlett, Courtney2014This project seeks to evaluate the effectiveness of an early recognition tool at identifying clinical pediatric patient deterioration. The project includes a retrospective comparison of two early recognition tools in patients who experience clinical deterioration in the Non-ICU setting as well as ra...
124 Overcoming Clinical Inertia in the Management of Type 2 DiabetesBrown, Lindsey2014Diabetes is a disease associated with significant, life threatening complications. Adequate glycemic control is essential to prevent micro- and macrovascular complications. Despite the wide dissemination of published evidence and clinical guidelines, fewer than half of individuals with diabetes achi...
125 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...
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