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1 Determining the Barriers and Beliefs of Salt Lake City Iraqi Refugee Torture Survivors Related to Metabolic and Cardiovascular DiseaseThe 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 ...Paulsen, BrookeAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Refugees; Torture; Stress, Physiological; Stress, Psychological; Cardiovascular Diseases; Metabolic Diseases; Exercise; Food Habits; Health Services; Health Services Accessibility; Community Integration; Utah
2 Using a Modified Early Warning System (mEWS) to Improve Time to Antibiotic Administration in Cancer Patients with a Sepsis DiagnosisSepsis 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...Peters, CharliAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Sepsis; Anti-Bacterial Agents; Neoplasms; Clinical Protocols; Drug Therapy, Computer-Assisted; Patient Care Bundles
3 Assessing the Nutritional Status of Rural Elderly Veterans in the Uintah BasinMalnutrition 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...Rust, SandraAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Rural Population; Nutritional Status; Veterans; Aged; Health Services for the Aged; Malnutrition; Healthcare Disparities; Quality of Life; Utah
4 Resources for Aesthetic Medicine ProvidersThe 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 ...Nebeker, KierstinAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Cosmetic Techniques; Injections, Intramuscular; Injections, Subcutaneous; Esthetics; Neurotoxins; Practice Guidelines as Topic
5 Postpartum Hemorrhage Simulation TrainingPostpartum 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...Powell, Justine Y.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Postpartum Hemorrhage; Patient Simulation; Evidence-Based Practice; Obstetric Nursing; Interdisciplinary Communication
6 Addressing Excess Weight in a Busy Women's ClinicThe 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. ...Hill, LiezleAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Weight Gain; Obesity; Pregnancy Complications; Women's Health; Health Promotion; Counseling; Practice Patterns, Nurses'
7 Improving Sedation in the ICU by Adhering to National Guidelines and RecommendationsOver 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...England, LorraineAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Conscious Sedation; Intensive Care Units; Respiration, Artificial; Asthenia; Delirium; Iatrogenic Disease; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Psychomotor Agitation; Hypnotics and Sedatives
8 Critical three Hours of Sepsis in the Emergency DepartmentIn 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...Gonzales, RaNaeAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Sepsis; Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome; Nursing Assessment; Emergency Nursing; Emergency Service, Hospital
9 Improving Health Provider Knowledge of Autoerotic and Erotic AsphyxiationThe 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...Heller, KatherineAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Asphyxia; Sexual Behavior; Dangerous Behavior; Erotica; Sadism; Orgasm; Risk-Taking; Risk Reduction; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice Behavior
10 Develop and Implement a Communication Module For Parents Of 14-18 Year Old Adolescents With Mental Health ProblemsThe 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...Feller, RebeccaAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Parent-Child Relations; Parenting; Adolescent Behavior; Communication; Vulnerable Populations; Mental Disorders
11 The Consultation and Referral Plan: Removing the Barrier to Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority in UtahFull 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....Fawson, SaraAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Nurse Practitioners; Referral and Consultation; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Quality of Health Care; Practice Patterns, Nurses'; Utah
12 Effects of Chronic Stress on the 24-hour Shift WorkerThe 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...Elwell, KatherineAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm; Stress, Psychological; Stress, Work Schedule Tolerance; Physiological; Hydrocortisone
13 Provider Education Regarding the Use of Telemental Health CareUtah 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...Garey, BrittanyAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Telemedicine; Mental Health Services; Vulnerable Populations; Health Manpower; Psychiatric Nursing
14 Shadow Health DCE™ implemented in a BS-MS online physical assessment courseGraduate 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...Cox, KristenAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Physical Examination; Simulation Training; Clinical Competence; Online Systems; Programmed Instruction as Topic; Self Efficacy; User-Computer Interface
15 Health in Juvenile Justice Youth: Increasing Non-Medical Staff Health CompetencyThe 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...Barker, Celeste C.Advanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Health Education; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Adolescent Health; Competency-Based Education; Allied Health Personnel
16 Examining Changes in the Mental Health Status of Refugees Over the First Six Months of Resettlement Using the Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15)Refugees 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...Dhakhwa, NivaAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Refugees; Mental Status Schedule; Emigration and Immigration; Mental Health Services; Mass Screening; Community Health Services
17 Development of a Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Reminder: Optimizing the removal of inferior vena cava filtersRetrievable 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...Carroll, BrettAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Vena Cava Filters; Embolic Protection Devices; Pulmonary Embolism; Venous Thrombosis; Device Removal; Guidelines as Topic; Clinical Protocols; Tertiary Care Centers
18 Promoting Quality Acute Psychiatric Care Through Improved Suicide Safety PlanningSuicide 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...Leeper, JamisAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis, Graduate; Suicide; Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Patient Readmission; Patient Care Planning; Psychiatric Nursing; Hospitals, Psychiatric; Preventive Psychiatry; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Patient Discharge
19 Quality Improvement in Maternity Care: PPH Safety BundlesThis 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...Kimberly, MeganAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Postpartum Hemorrhage; Maternal Death; Curriculum; Obstetric Nursing; Quality Improvement; Patient Care Bundles
20 Lifestyle medicine educational modules for primary care providers: Improving care through education of evidence-based lifestyle interventionsThe 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...Gibson, NatalieAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Life Style; Evidence-Based Practice; Risk Reduction Behavior; Health Promotion; Preventive Health Services; Motivational Interviewing
21 Lifestyle medicine educational modules for primary care providers: Improving care through education of evidence-based lifestyle interventionsThe 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...Gibson, NatalieAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Life Style; Evidence-Based Practice; Risk Reduction Behavior; Health Promotion; Preventive Health Services; Motivational Interviewing
22 The Development of a Fotonovela for HPV Vaccine EducationThe 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...Yale, JocelynAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Papillomavirus Infections; Papillomavirus Vaccines; Uterine Cervical Neoplasms; Focus Groups; Hispanic Americans; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
23 Enhancing Infant Positional Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly Prevention by Creating Effective Teaching MaterialsInfant 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 ...Putnam LeslieAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Plagiocephaly, Nonsynostotic; Craniosynostoses; Supine Position; Sleep; Evidence-Based Practice; Education, Nonprofessional; Focus Groups; Preventive Health Services
24 Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Among Adults 50 and OlderSexual 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...Preston, MorganAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Adult; Health Promotion; Sexual Behavior; Health Education
25 Association Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Military Sexual TraumaThe 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...Qian, XinyiAdvanced Practice Nursing; Education, Nursing, Graduate; Systems Analysis; Veterans; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Adult Survivors of Child Abuse; Risk Factors; Sexual Harassment
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