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176 Home-Based Pediatric Palliative Care Delivered by a HospiceBarrus, Heidi2015This project was designed to address the lack of outpatient pediatric palliative care programs in Nevada by initiating a new program involving an existing specialty children's center and an existing hospice. The objectives of the project included proposing a palliative care model involving new servi...
177 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...
178 Evaluation of the Use of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners in Level I and II Neonatal Intensive Care UnitsDansie, Chad2015Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs) play a significant role in providing medical care for neonates in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the United States. NNPs are employed in all levels of neonatal care due to their competence, skills, experience, and lower cost to hospitals and patients...
179 Developing the Care Model for Comprehensive Outpatient Pediatric Palliative CareBerg, Angela2015Children continue to lose their lives to life threatening and life limiting illnesses. Less than ten percent of them receive palliative or hospice support. This project addresses design and development of an outpatient model to provide comprehensive pediatric palliative care. Outpatient access to th...
180 Evaluation Study of a Web-Based Virtual Preceptorship for Moderate Sedation TrainingMudalige, Aruni2015Safe Sedation Training® (SST®), is an interactive, web-based module related to moderate sedation. SST® can be utilized to standardize moderate sedation training in a given healthcare organization. However, SST has not been formally evaluated or tested in a broad spectrum of healthcare workers or ...
181 Improving End-of-Life Care: An Evidence-based CurriculumMcleskey, Nanci2015Americans are not only living longer, many experience terminal illnesses for extended periods of time. Management of these terminal illnesses and deaths frequently occur in acute care settings where nurses are often the healthcare professional at the bedside. Unfortunately, many nurses caring for ol...
182 Development of a Provider Treatment Toolkit for Postpartum DepressionJohnson, Erika2015The purpose of this project was to focus provider efforts on the diagnosis, treatment and referral for postpartum depression (PPD) in the clinical setting through the use of a PPD treatment toolkit. The objectives of this project were to develop a PPD treatment toolkit that provided assessment tools...
183 Imaging Teaching Module: Thoracic CTMontague, Shannon2015There have been many recent changes in the healthcare; one is that we have seen more nurse practitioners (NPs) take on roles that are traditionally filled by physicians. This is leaving more NPs with the responsibility to order and interpret CT scans, including thoracic CTs, and then make treatment ...
184 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...
185 Education, Nursing, Graduate; Developing the Care Model for Comprehensive Outpatient Pediatric Palliative CareBerg, Angela2015Children continue to lose their lives to life threatening and life limiting illnesses. Less than ten percent of them receive palliative or hospice support. This project addresses design and development of an outpatient model to provide comprehensive pediatric palliative care. Outpatient access to th...
186 Cystic Fibrosis Guidelines for the NICUChristiansen, Suelly2015This Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project consists of developing diagnostic guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This guideline is based on current literature and consultation with experts in Cystic Fibrosis, nutrition, and neonatology. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is ...
187 APRN Diagnosis and Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the College PopulationHuber, Janis2015Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) treat students at the Student Health Service Center on the University of Utah Campus. The Nurse Scope of Practice includes ability of APRNs to diagnose ADHD. However, research reflects a wide diversity in reported comfort level in diagnosis and treatment o...
188 Integrating Refugee Youth Mental Health Screenings into the Domestic Refugee Medical ExaminationChapman, Diane2015Refugees are people displaced from their native countries and unable to return due to a fear of persecution. Refugees often experience cumulative stressors during the preflight, flight, and resettlement periods. Refugees of all ages have considerable risks for the development of mental distress. A h...
189 Optimizing Electronic Health Record Use and Workflow for Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at Idaho Minor Emergency and Family PracticeL'Heureux, Nancy2015Primary care providers bear the majority of the responsibility for the ongoing management of the costly, disabling, and deadly chronic disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A preponderance of evidence demonstrates that diabetes management guidelines improve patient outcomes; however, primary car...
190 Primary Care: Filling the Gap for Stage I & II Early Stage Breast Cancer Follow-upBond-Jorgensen, Stacy2015With earlier detection, more women are being diagnosed with early stage breast cancer and these women all need follow-up care. Simultaneously, there are concerns about a projected shortage in the work force of oncology specialists to care for these patients. Primary care providers can fill the gap f...
191 Screening for Toxic Stress In The 4 Year Old ChildWhite, Alexandria2015Introduction: The purpose of this project was to assist an urban clinic in implementing a quality improvement (QI) project to screen 4-year-old children at well child visits for symptoms of toxic stress, and to assist with the development and implementation of a sustainability plan. Problem Statemen...
192 Pilot Implementation of the Flu-FIT ProgramBowers, Pamela2015Introduction The primary goal of this project is to determine if the Flu-FIT program could serve as an effective way to increase compliance with colorectal cancer screening guidelines among low-income and uninsured residents of Utah County. Problem Statement The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force...
193 Determining the Barriers and Beliefs of Salt Lake City Iraqi Refugee Torture Survivors Related to Metabolic and Cardiovascular DiseasePaulsen, Brooke2016The 2003 war in Iraq caused the displacement of over 4.2 million people. Since 2007, over 60,000 Iraqi refugees have resettled in the United States. In Utah, Iraqi refugees are the second largest refugee population. Iraqi refugees have a high prevalence of metabolic and cardiovascular disease prior ...
194 Using a Modified Early Warning System (mEWS) to Improve Time to Antibiotic Administration in Cancer Patients with a Sepsis DiagnosisPeters, Charli2016Sepsis is the leading cause of death in the hospital setting. According to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, early identification of sepsis and intervention with early goal-directed therapy protocols that include administration of antibiotics improve patient outcomes. Often, there are delays in the rec...
195 Assessing the Nutritional Status of Rural Elderly Veterans in the Uintah BasinRust, Sandra2016Malnutrition is a significant problem in the elderly, with as much as 10% of the population living in communities being malnourished and with rates rising significantly higher in long-term care residents. The geriatric population is expected to double over the next sixty years and malnutrition is ex...
196 Resources for Aesthetic Medicine ProvidersNebeker, Kierstin2016The aesthetic medicine discipline continues to grow, and with it, an increasing number of medical practices that offer these services. However, resources and education for aesthetic medicine providers have not reflected the growing industry. There is also a lack of connectivity amongst providers as ...
197 Postpartum Hemorrhage Simulation TrainingPowell, Justine Y.2016Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of death among women during childbirth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2014). The World Health Organization (WHO) defines postpartum hemorrhage as a blood loss of 500 ml or more in the first 24 hours after birth, du...
198 Addressing Excess Weight in a Busy Women's ClinicHill, Liezle2016The number of adults with obesity has been rising at an alarming rate, and clinicians are challenged to increase efforts to address this condition. Over 1.6 billion adults in the world are overweight. This causes secondary conditions that ultimately lead to severe morbidity and increased mortality. ...
199 Improving Sedation in the ICU by Adhering to National Guidelines and RecommendationsEngland, Lorraine2016Over five million individuals are admitted to a critical care unit in the United States each year. The number one diagnosis for admission is respiratory failure. Something as simple as decreasing the amount of medication a patient receives can improve outcomes for this large and vulnerable patient p...
200 Critical three Hours of Sepsis in the Emergency DepartmentGonzales, RaNae2016In the Emergency room (ER), diagnosis of sepsis is often delayed and treatment is prolonged. Through education of signs, symptoms and treatment there is hope to decrease mortality rates in a local hospital. This will be accomplished by staff education, implementation of an algorithm and standardizin...
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