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151 Diabetes Management in the Very Elderly: An Integrative Review of Glycemic Guidelines and Assessment of Current Practice for the Treatment of Diabetes in the ElderlyMason, Charlotte2013Diabetes is a complex, multifaceted condition that involves genetics, behavior patterns, environmental factors, cultural and religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, existing co-morbid conditions, and age. The purpose of this integrated literature review was to establish clinical guideline recommend...
152 Difficult Urinary Catheter Navigation GuidelinesStromness, Lori2019Background: Knowledge, confidence, and proficiency are paramount for patient safety during urinary catheter (UC) placement, especially when placement becomes difficult. Placement is difficult when the first attempt is not successful. Nurses encountering difficult UC placements are left to try again,...
153 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...
154 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...
155 Early Mobilization in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A QI Project at a Large Teaching InstitutionBarton, Tim2016This is a quality improvement project in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) with the aim of increasing the rates of early mobilization in mechanically ventilated patients. In spite of the research showing the benefits to early mobility, many institutions are slow to adopt this practice. Designing ...
156 Eating Disorder Screening and Treatment Protocol in a Student Health Care SettingHarvey, Rebecca2017Anorexia nervosa has the highest fatality rate of any identified psychological disorder (Eating Disorders, 2013; Guarda, 2015). Risk of premature death is 6 to 12 times higher in women with anorexia nervosa compared to the general population, adjusting for age (Academy for Eating Disorders [AED], 20...
157 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 ...
158 Educating Diabetic Women on the Potential Teratogenic Effects of Hyperglycemia on Fetal Development during PregnancySeidel, Jeanette2017Millions of people in the United States have diabetes, and that number has increased exponentially in the past three decades. This has led to an increased incidence of pregnancies complicated by pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM). PGDM has also increased the number of infants admitted to the ne...
159 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 ¼ of those opera...
160 Educating Long Term Care Registered Nurses in the Competency Activity of Advance Care PlanningRedfield, Carol S.2018The aim of this project was to educate Registered Nurses (RNs) who work in Long Term Care (LTC) settings on the importance of executing a key competency skill: guiding complex decisions and discussions such as Advance Care Planning (ACP) with residents/families. The LTC population encompasses those ...
161 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...
162 Educating Women's Healthcare Providers on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary CareWann, Aurelia R.2019Transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) individuals experience significantly greater disparities related to healthcare access than their cisgender-identifying with the gender to which one was assigned at birth- counterparts (James, Rankin, Keisling, Mottet, & Anafi, 2016). The minority stress model...
163 Education for Mental Health Professionals Working With Child and Adolescent Patients With Suicidal Ideation About the Smartphone App SafeUTLee, Younchan2018From 2007 to 2014 in Utah, the youth suicide rate nearly tripled to 8.5 per 100,000, and is currently the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds. Compared to national statistics, the 2014 youth suicide rate in Utah is more than double the national rate. Considering these rates of suicide a...
164 Education for Soldiers to Increase Contraceptive UseNapolet, Amanda2018Background In the U.S. military, unintended pregnancy rates are higher than the national average at 52%, despite access to healthcare for all active duty service members and their families. Within the military, unintended pregnancy carries the potential to impact operational readiness. Evidence sugg...
165 Education of Stakeholders and Guideline Proposal for Nitrous Oxide at an Army HospitalDove, Noelle2017The aim of this project was to educate Army hospital personnel about nitrous oxide (N2O) for labor analgesia and to provide them with a sample clinical practice guideline. Nitrous oxide is an inhaled gas that provides an effective form of pain control for most laboring women. For decades, women in o...
166 Education on Appropriate Infant Positioning In the NICUBodamer, Peggy2020
167 Education, Nursing, Graduate; Telemedicine in Critical Care: Provider Acceptance of a Tele-ICU ProgramBostwick, Meg2015Current intensive care unit trends show an increase in the number and severity of patients. Consequently, the need for providers specializing in critical care medicine is also increasing. Medical management by an intensivist has been shown to improve ICU patient outcomes, yet there are not enough in...
168 Educational Intervention to Increase Provider-Initiated Use of Psychiatric Advance DirectivesJones, Allyce K.2018Introduction: Mental health providers lack knowledge and training about psychiatric advance directives (PADs) which is a barrier to patient completion. The purpose of this study was to determine if an educational intervention with outpatient mental health providers would increase provider-reported i...
169 Educational Module for Case Managers Caring for the Chronically HomelessBonilla, Carlos E.2017Every chronically homeless individual in Utah costs the public approximately $30,000 to $50,000 a year in healthcare resources. One potential reason for the high cost of care delivery to those who are chronically homeless is that case managers (CMs) caring for this population lack clinical backgroun...
170 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...
171 Effective Identification of Sepsis in the Emergency DepartmentSinger, Jessica2018Background: Severe sepsis is the leading cause of death at the University of Utah Hospital (UUH). In the University of Utah's emergency department (ED), sepsis capture and treatment remained at only 25%. We created an educational module and a sepsis checklist tool for the ED nursing staff which resu...
172 Effectiveness of a Multicomponent Positive Psychology Intervention on Depression and Optimism in a Heart Failure Clinic: A Program Design and Evaluation InitiativeCaille, Stephanie E.2018Purpose: Depression, a significant problem in the Heart Failure (HF) population, is prospectively associated with increased hospital readmissions and doubled mortality risk when compared to non-depressed HF patients. Whether a Positive Psychology Intervention (PPI) can result in increased optimism a...
173 Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention to Increase ICU Nurses' Delirium Knowledge and Documentation of the CAM-ICU ToolLatham, Mallory2019Delirium leads to increased intensive care unit (ICU) patient morbidity and mortality, longer length of stay, and increased healthcare costs. Undetected delirium and unmanaged risk factors that contribute to the development of delirium are a significant issue in ICUs. The purpose of this project was...
174 Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention to Increase Naloxone Prescribing Practices Among Rural Providers to Decrease the Death Rate from Opiate OverdoseRobbins, Emily2018Background: The death rate from opiate overdoses has exploded into what health officials call an epidemic. Nationwide, over 42,000 opiate overdose deaths occurred in 2016 with 40% of those being attributed to prescribed opiates. Between 2015-2016, there was a 10% increase in the death rate from pres...
175 Effects of Chronic Stress on the 24-hour Shift WorkerElwell, Katherine R.2016The goal of this project, Effects of chronic stress on the 24- hour shift worker was to bring awareness of the long-term consequences of extended shift work in emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. Extended shift work, lack of sleep and repeated exposure to high stress environments cause chron...
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