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151 Nurses' Use of the TBM for Heart Failure Patients' Self-Care Management after Hospital DischargeDalling, Jo Ann2015Heart failure (HF) currently affects 6.5 million adults in the United States and its prevalence is projected to increase by 25% by 2030. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has mandated reporting of hospital-level 30-day readmission rates and possible penalties for HF in an effort to improv...
152 Implementing a Revised Controlled Medication ProtocolHoffman, Sarah A.2015Prescription drug abuse (PDA) in Utah continues to be at an epidemic level, which has many widespread ramifications, including a huge financial burden placed on the United States economy, and the healthcare system as a whole (Trust for America's Health, 2013). Healthcare providers play an important ...
153 Integrating U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations on Childhood Obesity into PracticeGardiner, Jane2015Childhood obesity is a significant problem in the United States, with one in three children overweight or obese. The physical and emotional consequences of childhood obesity often continue into adulthood. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen chi...
154 Motivational Interviewing for Health Care Change: Implementing Clinical Guidelines in the Treatment of ObesityDodd-Cardon, Catherine2015As the obesity epidemic continues to escalate in this country and with it the increased risk of chronic conditions and the ever-increasing expense those conditions impose upon our healthcare system, evidence-based interventions delivered by providers becomes increasingly imperative. Research shows u...
155 American College of Nurse Midwives Position Statement on Environmental HealthLeonhardt, Analiesa2015Robust evidence demonstrates that toxins in the water, air, food, and living environments in the US are linked with health consequences ranging from birth defects, to altered development, to reproductive cancers. Pregnant women, developing fetuses, and babies are disproportionately vulnerable to env...
156 Integrating Falls Specialist Referrals into Primary Care: Barriers and ImplementationCatchpole, Laura A.2015Falls are common among the older adult (≥ 65 years) population and may result in significant morbidity and mortality, including: diminished physical and cognitive ability, exacerbation of chronic medical conditions, isolation, hospitalizations, and death. Because of serious implications for the in...
157 Evidence-Based Asthma Guideline Implementation in a Pediatric Primary Care PracticeYoosook, Vanessa2015Despite the availability of national guidelines on asthma management, asthma and its' complications continue to negatively impact many children and their families. Inadequate asthma management decreases quality of life, increases pediatric morbidity and drives up the cost of health care. Pediatric a...
158 Improving Fever Literacy to Reduce Fever PhobiaWeber, Laura2015Although fever has been cited as the most common complaint among children, there is significant misunderstanding of fever among parents (Chiappini et al., 2012; Krantz, 2001; Wallenstein et al., 2013). In 1980, Dr. Barton Schmitt discovered that nearly all parents believed fever caused physical harm...
159 Reducing Blood Pressure through a Home Blood Pressure Monitor ProgramIrving, Stewart2015High blood pressure, also known as the "silent killer", affects millions of people, or one in three adults in the United States and is costing the nation over $45 billion each year. Untreated high blood pressure leads to cardiovascular disease and strokes, the two leading causes of death for America...
160 Factors Influencing Breast Cancer Rates in Utah CountyPexton, Laura2015The Federal government initiative Healthy People 2020 has set some cancer-related objectives to reduce late stage diagnosis and death rates for breast cancer. Data predicted that it would take 13 years or more for Utah County to reach these goals. To identify possible explanations for these rates, 1...
161 Addressing Access to Diabetes Education in a Rural Hispanic PopulationWebster, Scott2015Diabetes education continues to demonstrate improved outcomes in the increasing population of patients with diabetes. Despite research clearly supporting diabetes education, many adults in Utah do not access diabetes self-management education. Additionally, Hispanic adults have significant barriers ...
162 Restructuring Advanced Practice LeadershipShowalter, Allison2015National utilization of Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs), specifically Nurse Practitioners (NPs), throughout the healthcare system has significantly increased in recent years, especially within the hospital setting. As a result, NPs are seen as a vital component to providing quality healthcare. H...
163 Assessing Learning Needs Regarding Barriers to and the Use of N2O for the Management of Labor PainLoveridge, Danica2015This project was designed to assess the learning needs and barriers of various obstetric (OB) staff prior to implementing the use of nitrous oxide (N2O) on a labor and delivery unit at a tertiary care center in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of the project was to provide information for the nurse...
164 Skin-to-Skin Care in the Level IV NICU: A Quality Improvement ProjectTaylor, Moriah2015Skin-to-skin care (SSC), also known as kangaroo care, is a simple intervention that involves placing a naked, or nearly naked, newborn in a prone position on the chest of the parent. This practice was originally devised in the late 1970s as a means of preventing hypothermia in premature infants. Sin...
165 Impacting the Care of Children with Rare Disease through the Medical Home PortalJensen, Susan2015Introduction: There are over 7,000 known rare diseases, with over half having a childhood onset. Although rare diseases are singularly uncommon, collectively 6-10% of the population is affected. The sheer number of rare diseases and infrequent prevalence create a difficult challenge for health care ...
166 Adolescent Depression Screening in Primary CareStapley, Nicole2015The purpose of the project was to identify the most reliable and valid adolescent depression screening tool(s) to be used in primary care and develop a manuscript discussing the significance of adolescent depression, the importance of screening in primary care, and the most effective screening tools...
167 Evidence-Based Practice Core Curriculum and Life Care Planning MethodologyMetekingi, Judy2015A life care plan (LCP) outlines life-long needs with associated costs for individuals (clients) with catastrophic illnesses and injuries. Nursing science has created a significant body of knowledge to guide the discipline of nursing practice and has expanded the scientific underpinnings of the disci...
168 Maternal Placenta Consumption: A Novel Therapy Used by Postpartum WomenHayes, Emily Hart2015This Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholarly project was designed to inform obstetric health care providers about maternal postpartum placenta consumption, which is a novel therapy that is growing in popularity among postpartum women. The objectives of this project were to: (1) synthesize existin...
169 Improving Pediatric Asthma Control: A Storybook InitiativeAnderson, Jacob2015Between 2009 and 2013, Davis County combined asthma prevalence rate increased from the Utah state average of 8.6% to 9.5%, the highest in the state. Pediatric patients account for 25% of total asthmatics, but accrue over 50% of total emergency room (ER) visits and hospitalizations for asthma exacerb...
170 Utilizing Human Patient Simulation to Improve Nursing Care of the Mentally Ill ClientAtwood, Jason2015Individuals who suffer with mental illness are often regarded with fear and stigma. Unfortunately these views can exist among professional nurses and nursing students. Harboring these attitudes result in a lack of confidence when caring for psychiatric patients, and inferior care for the mentally il...
171 Improving Adherence to Evidence-Based Metabolic Monitoring for Patients Taking Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs) in Primary CareAskerlund, Robert N.2015This project was designed to improve fidelity to ADA/APA metabolic monitoring guidelines for patients taking SGAs. Second Generation Antipsychotics demonstrate a high affinity for serotonin 2c/1a, histamine and muscarinic receptors which frequently lead to dyslipidemia, diabetes, and obesity. As a r...
172 Breastfeeding Promotion in a Primary Care SettingCarter, Nadine2015Breastfeeding (BF) promotion is critical for improving infant and child health outcomes. Many providers lack knowledge and confidence in BF promotion, and clinics often lack the structured education and tools to support providers in BF promotion. The purpose of this project was to increase the knowl...
173 A Feasibility Trial of a Metabolic Syndrome Intervention in Hospitalized Cardiac PatientsAllred, Anna2015Brief description: The incidence of metabolic syndrome is increasing dramatically in the U.S. as obesity rates rise. Metabolic syndrome increases diabetes incidence by 5 times and doubles a person's risk of MI, stroke and death. Little is being done in tertiary care to educate patients about metabol...
174 A Quality Improvement Project to Develop and Evaluate Systems of Care for Undocumented Immigrants with End-Stage Renal Disease in Southwest IdahoChild, Clinton2015In Southwest Idaho undocumented immigrants have, compared to legal residents, little to no access to, or funding for, preventative and maintenance care of ESRD. The disparity of care in the current delivery system for undocumented immigrants results in poorer outcomes, longer length of stay, and a s...
175 Resolving Misconceptions about Midwifery CareChaney, Chelsea2015The purpose of this project was to address misconceptions and provide accurate information about childbirth and midwifery services to a group of young women in Utah. The midwifery model of care has been shown to provide cost-effective and high quality healthcare that is associated with a reduction i...
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