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126 Optimizing Depression Outcomes in Rural Family PracticeAllen, Melinda2014The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for depression in clinical practices only when the practice has the means and procedure to ensure that the diagnosis can be followed with effective treatment and follow-up. The purpose of this scholarly project is to increase prov...
127 Retrospective Review of Post-Operative Ileus and/or Bowel Obstruction in Epithelial Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, or Primary Peritoneal Cancer Stage III-IV after Cytoreductive SurgeryJohnson, Linda2014This project involves a retrospective chart review of 25 patients who underwent cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer stage IIIb or IV to identify if they developed an ileus, length of stay, and cost. The evaluation of the feasibility of a clinical/surgical fast track protocol at the Huntsman Can...
128 Increasing Awareness and Knowledge of Advance Directives in the Healthy Older Adult CommunityTimm, Melissa2014End-of-life treatment decisions have long been debated among healthcare providers, policy makers, and the public. Historically, physicians made end of life decisions based on the assumption professionals were acting in the patient's "best interest". With advancements in medical technology, patients ...
129 Application of an Online Warmline as a Crisis Prevention Tool in Rural Sanpete County, UtahStewart, Rhonda2014Completed suicides, suicide attempts, self-harm behavior and violence towards others are significant indicators for the need for preventive services for Utah youth and their families. In addition rural youth and their families struggle with healthcare disparities, which leads to fewer services avail...
130 Ask What? Female Sexual Dysfunction Screening Provider TrainingRieff, Mollie2014This project assessed providers' comfort with and knowledge of female sexual dysfunction screening tools and resources before and after a sexual dysfunction training session, thereby determining training session efficacy as a quality improvement project in a large faculty practice. Problem Statement...
131 An Overview of the Microbiome and the Deleterious Effects of AntibioticsTaggart, Hillary2014My project is to review the literature related to the microbiome and the effects of antibiotic use. I will write a manuscript synthesizing and summarizing the information I find. Problem Statement: Healthcare providers are generally unaware of recent studies that show how the complex microbiome play...
132 Determining Appropriate Use Between Minimally Invasive And Non-invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring In The Shock Trauma ICUKissell, Kristi2014Fluid resuscitation remains the mainstay of treatment for the hemodynamically unstable or hypotensive patient. Only approximately 50% of these patients are determined to have a therapeutic response to fluid administration also known as fluid responsiveness. Patients who receive over or under fluid r...
133 Identifying Barriers in Meeting the 2-Day Post Discharge Telephone Call: A National Veteran's Hospital Performance MeasureValentine, Deborah2015In order to improve the quality of health care to the nation's veterans, the Veteran's Health Administration (VHA) adopted a patient-centered medical home model in 2011. They refer to it as the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT). As part of this transition many new performance measures were introduced...
134 Educating Rural Nurses Regarding Therapeutic Care Following Fetal DemiseWaters, Kira2015Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the neonatal death rate at 4.5 per 1,000 births. This is a significant decrease from the rate of 20.5 per 1,000 reported in the 1950's. While this is an impressive decrease, fetal demise, defined as any fetal or neonatal death after 20...
135 Improving Care Delivery to Patients Through Multiple-Patient Simulation ExperiencePrince, Wende2015Simulation-based learning is part of the standard curriculum in many nursing programs across the nation. However, most simulation experiences focus on single-patient scenarios. This focus does not reflect the reality of professional clinical settings, in which nurses take care of multiple patients s...
136 Empowering Tween Girls at a Rural Middle SchoolPetersen, Kierstin2015This DNP project consisted of implementing the empowerment program "Owning Up" to a group of 10 to14 year-old tween girls in a rural middle school in 1 hour sessions given weekly for 8 weeks. "Owning Up" aims at helping participants gain the necessary social, emotional and behavioral skills they nee...
137 Nutritional Intake Guidelines for Obstetrical PatientsScott, Heather A.2015The purpose of this scholarly doctoral nurse practitioner (DNP) project was to create nutritional intake guidelines for obstetrical patients who were laboring at a local hospital. Currently in the United States, women who are laboring are routinely deprived of food and are often restricted to minima...
138 Development of education intervention to improve awareness and knowledge of heart disease in Hispanic women at a non-profit organization in Salt Lake CityGuitarrari, Carolina2015Heart disease continues to be the primary cause of death for women in the United States (CDC, 2015). In 2009, heart disease killed 292,188 women, and despite the effort of education campaigns, only 54% of women identify that heart disease is their number one killer (CDC, 2014). Hispanic women have b...
139 Increasing Provider Awareness and Promoting Adaptation of the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended Guidelines for Patients with Down SyndromeCallister, Sara2015Individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) often have unique health challenges which include complex medical conditions, multiple physical malformations, cognitive impairment and developmental delays. These health challenges significantly increase the morbidity rate of people with DS. Coupled with varied m...
140 Increasing Knowledge of the Intrauterine Device as Emergency Contraception among Pregnant and Parenting TeensGuerra, Helena2015Teen mothers are at high risk of repeat pregnancy due to continued sexual activity and inconsistent contraceptive use. Among 22 studies, the mean rate of repeat teen pregnancy within 18 months was 39% (Meade & Ickovics, 2005). Emergency contraception (EC) is a safe and effective method to decrease t...
141 The Importance of Proper Glucose Levels Prior to Conception: A Community Awareness ProjectPinkerman, Marcia2015Uncontrolled blood glucose levels prior and during pregnancy is associated with devastating adverse pregnancy outcomes for the mother and infant (Collier, Mulhonlland, Williams, Mersereau, Turay, and Prue, 2011). The percentage of live births affected by diabetes each year is alarming at about 5% of...
142 Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis in Traumatic Intracranial HemorrhageWhipple, Allison2015Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It is a common complication of neurosurgical patients with an incidence in traumatic brain injury as high as 54%. Understanding that this is a preventable complication, one can recognize this statistic as alarming. An...
143 Improving Communication Between Night-Shift Nurses and Critical-Care Physicians in the Thoracic Intensive Care UnitSweet, Jenna2015The Thoracic Intensive Care Unit (TICU) at Intermountain Medical Center cares for critically ill patients who are suffering from a variety of cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular ailments. These individuals have multiple comorbidities, which potentiates the need for complex care and attention delivered ...
144 Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Plan: Integration into the EHRPulgiano, Tiffany2015The cancer survivor population is growing and requires specific coordinated continual care. In 2005, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) noted a gap in the continuum of survivorship care. As a result, they recommended that all cancer survivors be provided a survivorship care plan (SCP) upon completion o...
145 Developing a Successful Implementation Plan for a Diabetes Self-Management Support ProgramHardwick, Dawn I.2015This Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Project addressed provider and healthcare team support for a diabetes self-management support (DSMS) program in a community health clinic system. The clinic is currently participating in a National Institute of Health (NIH) study and anticipates clinic-wide ...
146 Treatment Summary and Prevention of Breast Cancer Survivorship Care PlanGerrard, Angela2015The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States in 2014. Because of the increased survival rates in breast cancer there are growing numbers of survivors who need comprehensive survivorship care for longer life spans. This long term care re...
147 Educating Intra-partum Nurses on Quality Maternity CareFullmer, Che'Lyn Crapo2015For the past several decades the use of routine birth interventions, such as continuous electronic fetal monitoring (cEFM) has been on the rise. Despite the increasing use of this interventions as a bio-medical model of care, 1 in 3 women gave birth via cesarean in 2011, and nearly ΒΌ of those opera...
148 Study of Pain Management Practices in Infants with Gastroschisis in a Level IV Newborn Intensive Care UnitFish, Jennifer2015Gastroschisis is an abdominal wall defect specific to the neonatal population, where the abdominal organs protrude through an opening next to the umbilicus. The severity of the defect varies between patients, but all infants with the diagnosis of gastroschisis will require surgical intervention. Pai...
149 Hepatitis C Screening in the Birth Cohort (1945-1965)Fillmore, Eric2015Hepatitis C is one of the most common blood borne pathogens in the United States. It is an insidious infection that frequently remains asymptomatic in its host, causing damage years after initial contact. The negative health effects of an undiagnosed hepatitis C infection often include liver cirrhos...
150 Pain, Agitation and Delirium Management in an Adult Intensive Care UnitFawcett, Tina M.2015The Centers of Disease Control reports an estimated 300,000 patients receive mechanical ventilation each year. Patients receiving mechanical ventilation therapy have a high risk for complications and poor outcomes. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend managing pain, agitation and delirium ...
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