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201 Improving Health Provider Knowledge of Autoerotic and Erotic AsphyxiationHeller, Katherine2016The goal of this project is to increase DNP students' knowledge about autoerotic (AEA) and erotic asphyxiation practices (EA) among patients in the clinical setting. An educational session was created to improve student knowledge of these practices. An assessment before and after the educational ses...
202 Develop and Implement a Communication Module For Parents Of 14-18 Year Old Adolescents With Mental Health ProblemsFeller, Rebecca2016The purpose of this scholarly project was to create a communication module for developing effective communication skills for parents of adolescents 14-18 years old with mental health problems. The goal was to improve prosocial behaviors and treatment outcomes. Adolescents are influenced by the famil...
203 The Consultation and Referral Plan: Removing the Barrier to Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority in UtahFawson, Sara2016Full practice authority for nurse practitioners (NPs) includes the evaluation of patients, diagnosis, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, initiation and management of therapeutic treatments and prescribing medications. Licensure in the state of Utah is overseen by the state board of nursing....
204 Effects of Chronic Stress on the 24-hour Shift WorkerElwell, Katherine2016The 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...
205 Provider Education Regarding the Use of Telemental Health CareGarey, Brittany2016Utah has identified mental health care as one of three Health Professional Shortage Areas. Studies have shown telemental health systems to be effective in delivering mental health care and in reducing this professional shortage gap; however, barriers remain that prevent mental health care profession...
206 Shadow Health DCE™ implemented in a BS-MS online physical assessment courseCox, Kristen2016Graduate nursing students are expected to have advanced knowledge in the 3 Ps: physical assessment, pharmacology, and physiology according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) requirements. A high-fidelity virtual patient online simulation program (Shadow Health Digital Clinical...
207 Health in Juvenile Justice Youth: Increasing Non-Medical Staff Health CompetencyBarker, Celeste C.2016The Juvenile Justice System (JJS) provides programs for youth offenders. The non-medical staff members are a key part of the healthcare team for supervision and informal education of detained youth. This project addressed the overall health of the incarcerated youth population through a health educa...
208 Examining Changes in the Mental Health Status of Refugees Over the First Six Months of Resettlement Using the Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15)Dhakhwa, Niva2016Refugees are people forced to leave their native countries and unable to return due to fear of war, violence, or political instability. Every year about 69,987 refugees resettle in the United States and approximately 1,200 refugees arrive in Utah. Refugees face various challenges, such as language a...
209 Development of a Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Reminder: Optimizing the removal of inferior vena cava filtersCarroll, Brett2016Retrievable vena cava filters (VCF) are commonly used to treat patients at risk for venous thromboembolic (e.g., deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism) events where anticoagulation, the primary treatment, is contraindicated. All VCF devices are approved be a left in situ as permanent devices, how...
210 Promoting Quality Acute Psychiatric Care Through Improved Suicide Safety PlanningLeeper, Jamis2016Suicide is preventable, yet is a leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 1.5 million people receive inpatient psychiatric care each year, and two-thirds of readmissions relate to risk of suicide. Current literature identifies safety-planning interventions (SPIs) as an effective in...
211 Quality Improvement in Maternity Care: PPH Safety BundlesKimberly, Megan2016This project was designed to create the curriculum for disseminating the new post-partum hemorrhage (PPH) safety bundle to hospitals across the State of Utah. A bundle is a set of actions that when performed collectively have demonstrated to improve patient outcomes. The Council on Patient Safety in...
212 Lifestyle medicine educational modules for primary care providers: Improving care through education of evidence-based lifestyle interventionsGibson, Natalie2016The aim of this DNP project was to develop an introductory education module about lifestyle medicine for healthcare providers and students. Lifestyle practices and behaviors are one of the U.S.'s greatest determinants of health, yet healthcare providers frequently lack education in effectively provi...
213 Lifestyle medicine educational modules for primary care providers: Improving care through education of evidence-based lifestyle interventionsGibson, Natalie2016The aim of this DNP project was to develop an introductory education module about lifestyle medicine for healthcare providers and students. Lifestyle practices and behaviors are one of the U.S.'s greatest determinants of health, yet healthcare providers frequently lack education in effectively provi...
214 The Development of a Fotonovela for HPV Vaccine EducationYale, Jocelyn2016The goal of this project was to develop, with community input, a fotonovela that can be used to educate Latino parents about the HPV vaccine for the prevention of cervical cancer. Despite the preventability of cervical cancer, 12,109 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,092 women died fro...
215 Enhancing Infant Positional Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly Prevention by Creating Effective Teaching MaterialsPutnam Leslie2016Infant positional plagiocephaly (PP) and brachycephaly are two of three presentations of nonsynostotic deformational plagiocephaly. These conditions present as flattened areas to the infant's skull. The head shape with PP often resembles a parallelogram, whereas brachycephaly presents as flattening ...
216 Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Among Adults 50 and OlderPreston, Morgan2016Sexual risk taking behavior is not limited to the younger populations. With the various improvements made in heath care, people are living longer and healthier lives, and sexual expression has become an integral portion of an older adult's livelihood. However, due to a variety of factors, sexually t...
217 Association Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Military Sexual TraumaQian, Xinyi2016The role adverse childhood experiences (ACE) play on one's physical and mental health has become more understood over the past several years. A strong and graded relationship has been identified between the level of traumatic stress in childhood and poor physical and mental health in adulthood. Mili...
218 Adherence to CDC Guidelines on Adult Sinusitis and Pharyngitis Before and After Provider TrainingRobinson, Jenna2016Description: The purpose of this project was to determine whether provider training on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adult treatment recommendations on adult sinusitis and pharyngitis encouraged more judicious antibiotic use in a college health setting. Problem Statement: Anti...
219 Proposal for Implementation of a Hospital Elder Life Program for the Prevention of Delirium at a Veteran's Administrative Hospital in the Intermountain WestCoates, Catherine2016This scholarly project was the development and presentation of a business plan proposing the implementation of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), for the prevention of delirium, in hospitalized veterans aged 65 years and older. The business plan presented data specific to the Veterans Administr...
220 Heart Failure Self-Management Education: Does Timing Have an Impact on Readmission Rates?Clayton, Anne2016Hospital readmissions are expensive but relatively common among heart failure (HF) patients. Studies have found that teaching patients self-management strategies to use at home, including early reporting of symptoms, can help to prevent hospital readmissions. Therefore, identifying and implementing ...
221 Needed Information for Registered Nurses: Water BirthBartlett, Jessica2016The purpose of the project was to write and submit an article for publication to provide evidence-based education about water immersion birth to clinical nurses. Currently, there is a lack of easily accessible and evidence-based education and information available to nurses who provide care to birth...
222 Utilizing Scripted Communication in the Health Care SettingButikofer, Sam2016Developing a positive relationship between healthcare professionals and patients requires effective communication skills. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on Health Professions and Training, identified that health professionals lack adequate skills in communicating with patients. A possible in...
223 Enhancing Care to Transgender, Transsexual, and Gender Non-Conforming Adults Through Provider EducationBarnes, Angela2016Transgender individuals represent about 1% of the US population. This is an approximation and the number is likely higher. Despite the growing attention and acceptance of transgendered persons, they still represent a generally underserved population. Trans identifying persons frequently report facin...
224 Developing Clinical Guidelines for Follow-Up Care for Sexual Assault Patients in a Primary Care SettingCalvin, Justin2016Sexual assault (SA) is a persistent problem in the United States and in the Salt Lake City, Utah area; impacting one in five women during their lifetime. National and international organizations recommend that patients who have been sexually assaulted follow-up with their primary care providers; how...
225 Screening of ICU Patients for Palliative and Hospice CareSchmidt, Michelle2016The purpose of this quality improvement project was to create an intensive care unit (ICU) admission screening tool for nurses to assess patient qualification for palliative and hospice care programs. Few medical facilities in the US currently use a specific screening tool to identify patients who q...
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