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1 A Clinical Guideline for Airway Pressure Release Ventilation in Difficult-to-Oxygenate PatientsJohnson, Jared D.2013Adult intensive care unit patients often suffer from derangements of oxygen demand and delivery that, if untreated, result in organ dysfunction and possibly death. One clinical condition that contributes to profound hypoxemia is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Patients who develop ARDS e...
2 A Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms in Chronic WoundsSnell, Leigh2013Bacterial biofilms are a contributing factor to the development and perpetuation of chronic wounds. Thus they add a significant burden to the healthcare system and adversely affect quality of life for many patients. A multi-faceted approach is necessary in order to effectively manage biofilms so tha...
3 A Guideline Weaning Opiate Dependent InfantsStanding, Lyn England2013The scholarly project will provide an evidence-based guideline for the pharmacologic management of infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome. Neonatal abstinence syndrome increases the infant's length of hospital stay, impairs maternal-infant relationships, and impairs neurodevelopment (Pa...
4 A Pre and Post Test Assessment of a Web Based Tutorial to Reduce Occupational Exposure Risks to Oncology NursesLewis, Jennifer2013The purpose of this project was to offer new knowledge through educational training to oncology nurses highlighting health risks related to inconsistent handling of hazardous drugs. Nurses who administer chemotherapy are exposed to aerosols and droplets of drugs during compound mixing, administratio...
5 A Quality Assurance Program to Improve Referral Services in a Sleep Disorders Clinic in Southeast IdahoPoulos-Edmo, Helene2013Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder posing increased risk for morbidity and often associated with co-existing disorders, such as, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. While prevalence rates vary, it is proposed that 26-32% of the United States population has a high prob...
6 A Systemic Review of the Cost-­Effectiveness of Clinical Decision SupportTurley, Raymond K.2013This paper will examine the evidence related to the effectiveness of clinical decision systems (CDSSs) on patient safety and outcomes and how it relates to health care costs. A systematic review of the literature shows that CDSSs, if implemented properly, do improve patient safety and outcomes. Desp...
7 A Treatment Guideline for the Management of Dyslipidemia at the Hope ClinicHeckel, Geoffrey J.2013Dyslipidemia is a major independent risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, the current leading cause of death in the United States. Despite wide dissemination of the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines and strong evidence supporting the cli...
8 A Wasted Seat: Preventing Attrition with Pre-­Nursing Students with Learning CommunitiesJackson, Amber2013The nursing shortage that has affected the United States since 2001 has been well-documented. The recent economic recession has relieved this shortage due to the surge of nurses returning to work from retirement and part-time nurses increasing work hours. However, this relief is only temporary as th...
9 An Algorithm for Narrowband UVB TherapyLarsen, Brooke2013A Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) algorithm was developed assisting health care provides to safely and effectively prescribe light therapy and in-turn allowing patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Phototherapy is a safe and potentially effective modality used in dermatology for treatment of multi...
10 An Educational Tool with Recommendations for Providers: Barriers to Screening for Hepatitis B in Asian American and Pacific IslandersLynch, Keisa M.2013Healthcare providers have long subscribed to the notion of providing culturally competent healthcare to diverse populations. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing minority group in the United States and chronic hepatitis B affects more of this population then the gene...
11 An Exploration of the Use of Social Media for Weight LossBolton, Kylie2013Being overweight or obese is the second most preventable cause of death behind tobacco use (Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, and Gerberding, 2004), and now obesity and being overweight has become one of America's top health crises. An estimated 155 million Americans are overweight or obese (Go et al., 2012). ...
12 The Best Pharmacological Interventions for Depression in Adolescents with Comorbid Substance Use DisordersButler, Joan2013According to Riggs, et al (2007) depression rates are higher in adolescents with substance use disorders (15-24%) than in adolescents without substance use disorders (2-8%). Adolescents with substance use disorders are also more likely to have poorer drug treatment outcomes and higher relapse rates....
13 Best Practice Recommendations for Transitioning Adolescent Foster GirlsButters, Cindy2013Girls that are emancipated from foster care upon reaching adulthood represent an underserved U.S. population. Acute and chronic health disparities seen among emancipated girls include increased rates of unplanned and early pregnancy, STIs, intimate partner violence, mental illness, and substance abu...
14 The Biological, Psychological and Social Effects of Pornography Use and the 12-­Step Treatment InterventionBingham, Ryan2013Compulsive pornography use has become a significant problem for many men and women who have fallen prey to the accessibility, affordability, and anonymity of online sexual behaviors. However, despite the seeming recognition of this phenomenon, there still exists no definitive means of assessing or d...
15 Certified Nurse Midwife First Assisting: Benefits, Barriers and Future EducationCook, Jennifer A.2013Many Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) in the United States have expanded their practice as surgical first assistant beyond their basic midwifery education. In February 2012, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) issued a proposal statement change regarding the Advanced Practice Re...
16 Clinical Recommendations for Patients with Coronary Heart Disease Traveling to AltitudeTramburg, Cecelia A.2013Newly expanding infrastructure including roads, railroads and airways has made high altitude travel possible and readily accessible for all individuals with varying levels of health and fitness (Mieske, Flaherty, & O'Brien, 2010). The environmental changes that occur at altitude cause stress to the ...
17 Clinical Treatment Pathway and Decision Support for Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Low Back PainChurch, Ryan D.2013Acute uncomplicated low back pain is a very common problem in the United States. Acute low back pain is defined as pain present for up to 6 weeks. There is significant variability in the approach and treatment of acute uncomplicated low back pain and unnecessary/inappropriate diagnostic studies and ...
18 Current State of Voice Recognition ChartingLake, Susan2013Voice recognition technology is improving and being used for things such as text messaging or other commands on mobile devices ("Siri.", n.d.) or VoceraTM communication devices ("Voice communication", n.d.). Presently, voice recognition technology has been found to be useful within the healthcare in...
19 Depression in Elderly ClientsYardley, Tawni2013According to the World Health Organization, depression is the fourth leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and it is expected to rise to the second leading cause by 2020 (WHO, 2012). Depression has been shown to increase morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs while delaying recover...
20 Describing a Sustainable Model of Harmonization between Culturally Congruent Traditional Healing and Evidence Based Biomedical Models in the Context of Alaska Native Tribal HealthNorton, Jeremy2013An understanding of the importance of culturally sensitive care has progressed immensely in the last few decades. The theory of enculturation has proven that promoting cultural identity and cultural humility improve the health of indigenous communities. This project incorporates cases, themes and pr...
21 Determinants of Effective Clinical InstructionNixon, Katie2013The cornerstone of nursing education is practical instruction in the clinical environment. Many researchers have demonstrated the essential role clinical education plays in producing nursing graduates prepared for their role as novice nurses. Researchers identify that quality clinical instruction de...
22 Development of a Education Guide: "Sepsis: A Guide for Patients and Families"LaPolla, Ann E.2013According to the Global Sepsis Alliance (2012) sepsis is a medical emergency and one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Sepsis and its associated syndromes are common and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in the general population (Rivers et al., 2001). In 2006, Martin, Mann...
23 The Development of Practice Guidelines for Advanced Practice Clinicians in the Emergency Departments Staffed by the Utah Emergency PhysiciansNewman, Jennifer2013The emergency departments (EDs) staffed by the Utah Emergency Physicians (UEP) are faced with unique challenges. Intermountain Medical Center (IMC) and McKay-Dee Hospital are often faced with long door to provider times and an increased length of stay (LOS) for patients due to the high volume of pat...
24 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...
25 DNP Project: Reintroducing Noninvasive VentilationMarendiuk, Ryan2013My project is centered around assessing current NIV (BIPAP) practices within healthcare settings to which I am exposed through my clinical rotations. I proposed to evaluate current literature with evidence-based practice to compare with my findings with respect to facility practices. Ideally, it wou...
26 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...
27 Emotional Support Following Early Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department: A Guide for Health Care ProvidersJense, Sandra2013Women who experience pregnancy loss experience levels of grief similar to those felt with the loss of any loved one (Kersting & Wagner, 2012; Lok, 2007; Robinson, 2011). There are factors associated with miscarriage that can predispose women to complicated grief, including physical pain or trauma du...
28 End-of-Life Teaching StrategiesHowell, Rocky2013A number of national organizations have identified the need to improve the quality of care for patients ar the end-of-life (EOL). For example, in 2003 the Last Acts Campaign released the results of a survey in which every state in the United states rated the care at the EOL as mediocre or worse. The...
29 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...
30 Evaluating a Tailored Stress-Reduction Program Through the Lens of Mindfulness: A Component of Group Prenatal Care for TeensReno, Monica2013Strong evidence demonstrates the association between maternal psychological stress and preterm birth, showing that mind-body interventions that emphasize the "connectedness" between our psychological and biological health are needed. Currently, there are only few interventional stress reduction prog...
31 Evaluation and Management of New-Onset Unprovoked Pediatric Seizures: A Guide for Primary Care ProvidersBaxter, Nicole2013Seizures are a frightening and potentially life threatening neurological occurrence that Primary Care Providers are ill prepared to evaluate and manage. Although febrile seizures and the role of the Primary Care Provider in managing them are well defined, there are currently no clear guidelines for ...
32 Evaluation and Treatment Guidelines for Depression in Heart Failure PatientsMorrison, Tod2013Heart failure affects more than 5.7 million Americans (Pressler et. al, 2011) with approximately 500,000 new cases diagnosed annually (Jiang et. al, 2008). Depression is a prevalent comorbidity associated with heart failure (Silver, 2010). Depression in heart failure patients leads to increased mort...
33 Evidence for Specific Implementation PracticesBergvall, Rachel2013In light of the accelerating rate of electronic health record [EHR] adoption in the U.S., there is a recognized need for guidance on the matter of successful implementation practices (Coiera, Aarts & Kulikowski, 2011; Cresswell & Sheikh, 2013; Waterson, Hoonakker & Carayon, 2013; Institute of Medici...
34 Evidence-Based Psychopharmacologic Interventions for Problem Behaviors in ASD Children Under the Age of FiveDeMoss, Angela Michelle2013In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control, found that autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder and pervasive development mental disorder NOS, (referred to collectively as autism spectrum disorders, or ASD), had prevalence rates in the United States of 1:150 children with a male to female ratio of 4.3:1 ...
35 Exploring Beliefs about Contraception in Bhutanese WomenPoudel, Bindu2013Bhutanese immigrants are the first poor Hindus to arrive in the United States as refugees in large numbers. They lived in seven refugee camps in Nepal for about twenty years. They also identify themselves as Nepalese or Nepali Bhutanese. More than 49,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled in the...
36 Feasibility Study on Establishing a Nursing Policy Think Tank at the University of Utah College of Nursing: A Policy PaperKapsa, Christine2013This paper tells the cautionary tale of what happened when an overly ambitious doctoral project collided with structural and political realities in a college of nursing. The project as proposed would have undertaken a pilot feasibility study to explore the possibility of establishing a dedicated nur...
37 Fecal Incontinence Among Community-Dwelling Adults in the Primary Care SettingKitzmiller, Ellen2013The following scholarly project arose in response to recognition of a gap between currently available research on prevalence, screening, and treatment for fecal incontinence in the primary care setting, and current primary care practice. The purpose of this project is to improve health literacy on t...
38 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Follow-Up Within a Large Midwifery PracticeGerman, Lindsey2013The purpose of this project was to evaluate a large faculty practice, BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC), to determine current processes of postpartum screening of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), involving the following steps: determine, through chart review, rates of postpartum screening f...
39 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Management in the Antepartum SettingBlair, Teresa2013The aim of the project is to develop a plan for consistent, evidence-based clinical management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) using a multidisciplinary team approach in order to improve patient outcomes in the Birth Care Health Care setting. The goal is to assemble an algorithm of comprehens...
40 Group Prenatal Education for Combating Obesity and Gestational Diabetes In Hispanic WomenCruz, Maria2013With the prevalence of overweight an obesity continuing to grow in the United States, the condition has begun to reach epidemic proportions. The rise of overweight and obesity has brought with it several other weight related health conditions. These conditions include hypertension, diabetes, hyperli...
41 Guideline for Probiotic Use in Very Low Birth Weight NeonatesParker, Ruslana2013This Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project consisted of developing a clinical practice guideline for neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatologists on probiotic administration in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. The guideline is based on a synthesis of relevant literature and consultat...
42 Health Promotion for Older Adults: A Framework for Personalized Health Advice During Medicare Wellness VisitsLand, Lauren2013As the population ages, growing evidence supports health promotion strategies to optimize functional status and reduce morbidity and mortality in older adults. Medicare Wellness Visits provide a unique opportunity to deliver preventive care services to this population on an annual basis. Key require...
43 I'm Not Diabetic, I Have Diabetes: Creating an eBook for Pediatric Diabetes EducationGessell, Christopher C.2013Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) can be particularly overwhelming for a young child whose world has just been turned upside down following diagnosis. The child experiences a myriad of emotions and at some point must accept the disease and its management. If not well controlled throughout the child's ...
44 Implementation of a Diabetes Flow Sheet in a Volunteer Community ClinicWebb, Dorian Trane2013Diabetes currently affects 25.8 million people in the United States and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Moreover, it is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, impaired sensation of pain in hands and feet,...
45 Implementing Treatment Guidelines for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency DepartmentHanks, Heidi2013Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common diabetic emergency, and treatment is usually began in the emergency department. At Intermountain Medical Center Emergency Department, there are a variety of ways that diabetic ketoacidosis treatment is approached, with no treatment guidelines currently available. Di...
46 Improving Access to Healthcare for Utah Medicaid Clients: The Role of Utah Nurse PractitionersGarcia, Leigh Anne2013Utah has been identified as a state with an inadequate supply of primary care providers and, as a result, will be challenged to meet the health care needs of its population. The healthcare demands of the state will continue to increase due to overall population growth as well as a growing population...
47 Improving Opioid Prescribing to Limit Potential for Non-­Medical Opioid UseSimons, Jennifer A.2013Prescription drug abuse is a significant problem, and is the fastest growing [drug] problem in the United States. More individuals use prescription drugs than heroin and cocaine combined. The increase in non-medical opioid use is directly correlate with the rate of opioid overdose death, which has i...
48 Improving Spirituality Assessment in Primary Care Using the FICA Assessment ToolDavenport, Brian2013Spirituality has historically had a place in health and healing. Researchers have documented numerous health benefits that are associated with spiritual health: lower incidence of cancer, better outcomes from cancer treatments, lower blood pressure, improved cardiac outcomes, better quality of life,...
49 Inpatient to Outpatient Smoking Cessation ProgramTaylor, Phillip D.2013Smoking continues to be a major cause of morbidity and accounts for 443,000 deaths annually in the United States. Over the past 15 years public awareness and increased research has helped to decrease the overall smoking rate. Despite these efforts 20% of Americans continue to smoke. Smokers are trea...
50 Integrating Autism-Specific Screening in Primary CareAllen, Natalie2013Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are among the most commonly diagnosed childhood developmental disabilities. More children are diagnosed with ASD than AIDS, cancer and diabetes combined (Autism Speaks, 2013). There are three subtypes of ASD according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental...
51 Introduction to the Bedside Ultrasound Machine & Ultrasonography in Undifferentiated ShockCaceres, C. David2013Ultrasonography is quick, noninvasive, requires no patient preparation and increases diagnostic accuracy and enhances results decreasing patient's mortality and morbidity risks. It has led to a decrease in differential diagnosis and 9% of the time bedside ultrasound (BEDUS) has led to new differenti...
52 Metabolic Syndrome Pilot Clinic: Group Educational SessionsPolston, Alison2013The Pilot Clinic delivered five interactive counseling sessions to a group of seven patients diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome (MS); a support person or partner was strongly encouraged to accompany the patient to each session. The educational materials focused on pathophysiology, disease comorbiditi...
53 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Employed In the Primary Care Setting to Treat Anxiety and DepressionErickson, Sean Michael2013Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a treatment for psychological distress, depressive symptoms, and anxiety for people with chronic disease, is rapidly growing in popularity in the United States (Bohlmeijer, Prenger, Taal, & Cuijpers, 2010). MBSR is a structured 8-10 week, group program with...
54 Non-Pharmacological Prevention of Postpartum DepressionBurton, Christina2013Postpartum depression (PPD) is a debilitating disorder affecting approximately 13% of women in the first year following delivery of a child (O'Hara & Swain, 1996). It can persist for long periods of time (Goodman, 2004) and have adverse effects on partners (Areias, Kumar, Barros, & Figueredo, 1996a,...
55 Nutritional Management of Infants with Short Bowel SyndromeHoffman, Jeremiah2013Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) is a clinically significant condition affecting the NICU population. The morbidity and mortality of SBS is most often the result of prolonged dependency on parenteral nutrition. Nutritional management of these patients is complex and studies indicate that clinical outcomes...
56 Pediatric Obesity: A Project to Increase Community and Provider Awareness in Grant County, OregonClark, Shawna A.2013As the pediatric obesity epidemic escalates, multi-faceted interventions at primary care and community levels will likely be required, and practitioners have an obligatory role in the identification, education, and treatment of this growing problem. A comprehensive approach to the prevention and man...
57 Physical Activity in the Aging AdultMorgan, Lauri2013Physical inactivity in older adults is the 4th leading cause of chronic disease and disability in the U.S. Older adults should avoid inactivity. At least some activity is better than none and older adults who participate in some kind of physical activity gain some health benefit. The Center for Dise...
58 Pilot Survey: Acclimatization Practices of High-Altitude RecreationalistsRozier, Leslie H.2013Acute mountain sickness (AMS) will occur if ascent to high altitude is rapid. Any type of travel to altitudes around 2,500 meters (8,000 feet) is associated with an increased risk of developing AMS. AMS symptoms include fatigue, headache, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, weakness, tachycardia, dizzi...
59 Positive Patient Identification (PPID)Bloss, Marienelle2013This paper examines the evidence related to Positive Patient Identification (PPID) in prevention of patient care errors. The PPID system is an automated integration system of wristband placement on a patient that uses an identifier to follow them through the entire admission/treatment/discharge proc...
60 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the ICU and Associated Factors: A Preliminary ChecklistBell, Monica O.2013Critical illness exposes many patients to extreme stressors. During an ICU stay many patients experience respiratory distress, pain, have a fear of dying, and feel loss of control over their environment. Together, this puts patients in an ICU setting at risk for development of post-traumatic stress ...
61 Preconception Care in the Primary Care SettingUnger, Adrienne2013Approximately half of all pregnancies are unplanned. This statistic alone indicates the importance of preconception counseling for all women of childbearing age, regardless of pregnancy plans. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends risk assessment and counseling for all women of childbearin...
62 Preconception Health Education and Web Site Development for Brigham Young University-Idaho StudentsBaron, Kathleen2013Preconception health care focuses on the health of the female from menses through menopause. When a woman is attentive to addressing possible chronic health concerns, knowledgeable about her medications, and up-to-date on her immunizations; understands her genetic risk factors; and refrains from alc...
63 Provider and Patient Education on the Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnostic Criteria of Inflammatory Breast CancerSolomon, Daphne2013Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer. IBC was once a universally fatal disease, but today the 5-year survival is 30-40% (Bond, Connoly, & Asci, 2010). IBC is 1% - 6% of all breast cancer diagnoses. Rarity breeds unfamiliarity in both providers and ...
64 Psychosocial Interventions to Reduce Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Among Adolescents With Type I DiabetesJubber, Lara2013Type I diabetes mellitus is a chronic illness that typically develops in early childhood or adolescence (Gage, Hampson, Skinner, Hart, Storey, Foxcroft, Kimber, Cradock, McEvilly, 2004). It is characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce islet cells that are essential to the metabolism ...
65 Quality Improvement in the Ordering Practices of TPN in the NeonateDurrant, Adrianna2013Preconception health care focuses on the health of the female from menses through menopause. When a woman is attentive to addressing possible chronic health concerns, knowledgeable about her medications, and up-to-date on her immunizations; understands her genetic risk factors; and refrains from alc...
66 Radiology Service For The Uninsured At Dirne Health Clinic, Coeur d' Alene, IdahoBrown, Peter C.2013This project involved researching and analyzing the options for establishing a radiology service at Dirne Health Clinic (DHC) in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The clinic currently does not have the equipment to perform it own x-rays and relies on a financial agreement with the local hospital to provide radi...
67 Raising High School Students' Awareness of Nurse Practitioners and Interest in Becoming Nurse Practitioners as a Means to Addressing the Primary Care ShortageCoy, Jen2013The Association of American Medical Colleges predicts the primary care physician shortage will be 21,000 by 2015 (HealthReform.gov, 2012). Sixty million people, almost one out of every five Americans, do not have adequate access to care due to the lack of primary care providers (Kaiseredu.org, 2011)...
68 The Role of Serious Games in an Advanced Nursing EducationHazzard, Sandra2013The use of serious games as a teaching strategy in an advanced nursing education is supported by a growing body of evidence. Research suggests that serious games promote active student participation, meet student learning needs, encourage critical thinking and problem solving, and improve student an...
69 Rural High School Athletic Coaches' Concussion KnowledgeAndersen, Bryce2013Emergency departments have seen a 60% increase in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from sport and recreation in children and adolescents in the last 10 years. Multiple epidemiologic studies have suggested long-term cognitive deficits with repeated concussions. Many times coaches are the individuals pr...
70 Seamless Care from Sexual Assault through First Follow-Up Appointment for Victims at Risk of HIV Exposure through Nurse-Facilitated NPEP ManagementLastre, Brianna F.2013Salt Lake Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SL SANE) are the primary medical responders to sexual assault victims in Salt Lake County. On a daily basis, SANE are called out to local emergency departments (EDs) where victims present themselves for evidence collection and proper medical care. At the end...
71 Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based InterventionsBlair, Ruth2013Sleep problems are especially common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies estimate the prevalence of sleep to be 44%-83% for children with ASD compared with 32% of typically-developing children and 46% of children wit other developmental disabili...
72 Smoking Cessation Program for a Rural Primary Care ClinicHorton, Robin2013Emergency departments have seen a 60% increase in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from sport and recreation in children and adolescents in the last 10 years. Multiple epidemiologic studies have suggested long-term cognitive deficits with repeated concussions. Many times coaches are the individuals pr...
73 Supporting Shared Decision Making for Women with Breast CancerLee, Sunghee2013Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second cause of cancer death among women in the United States with an estimated 226,870 new cases and 39,510 deaths in 2012 (Siegel, Naishadham, & Jemal, 2012). According to the American Cancer Society (2011), the number of the new cases of breast canc...
74 Synthesis of Best Practices When Approaching Curriculum RedesignBagley, Katie2013I have recently had the opportunity to observe faculty as they attempt to redesign the curriculum of a RN to BSN completion program. This process began with some members of the faculty identifying the need for the curriculum to change due to situational factors beyond the control of the university t...
75 Teaching Infection Prevention Using Concept Mapping Learning StrategiesAnderson, Peggy H.2013Infection prevention challenges are encountered in all hospital settings. Daily clinical interactions frequently expose nurses to microorganisms that can result in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) for a patient. The relationship between infections as a result of healthcare and susceptible pat...
76 Timely Endocrine Referral for Short Stature Children Born Small For Gestational AgeMulleneaux, Sherrily Brown2013Approximately 10% of children born small for gestational age (SGA) fail to achieve catch-up growth by two years of age. These children will remain with short stature throughout life without effective medical intervention. Sound research exists demonstrating the optimal treatment initiation period to...
77 Tobacco Bans on Inpatient Mental Health SettingsThatcher, Brandon2013Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as directed by the manufacturers. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the world and there is approximately one death every six seconds caused by tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke...
78 Too Much Data, Not Enough Data: Providing Relevance to Care Connectivity Consortium Providers and Their PatientsMerkley, Kathleen2013The Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a consortium of five leading U.S. healthcare organizations was recently formed to help promote electronic transfer of health information across the country. Electronic health information transfer has also become a mandate for "Meaningful Use" in a recent provi...
79 Tradeoffs Between User-Centered Design and System Functionality/ InteroperabilitySmail, Jessica2013The question of usability versus functionality is one of the most important issues facing software developers and designers today. The reason for this is simple: in order for any system to achieve its full potential, it must first be accepted and used by its intended audience and user group. The sys...
80 Understanding Insomnia in the College PopulationWilliams, Rachel2013The purpose of my project was to increase awareness among healthcare providers and students regarding the importance of sleep assessment and management at the University of Utah Student Health Center. Despite the fact that 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep disturbances (Institute of Medicine...
81 Use of Information Technology to Improve Asthma Care in the Pediatric PopulationZhao, Jing2013In 1998, the Instituted of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America was asked to identify strategies for improving the quality of health care in the United States. This Committee identified the role of information technology (IT) as critical in creating a health care system ...
82 Using Bedside Ultrasound For Fluid Assessment and ResponsivenessVreeland, Michael2013Bedside ultrasound is a tool being increasingly used among clinicians. Technological advancements of ultrasound systems have made them smaller and more portable with increased image resolution, making bedside ultrasound an available and affordable tool in the intensive care unit. However, acceptance...
83 What are the Critical Success Factors for a Health Information Exchange?Farmer, Deena2013In our increasingly mobile society few patients see one doctor and one doctor only. They visit primary care providers, specialists, emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. All of these visits generate important healthcare information which would improve overall patient care if shared from provider ...
84 Wireless Vital Sign Monitoring for Prevention of Suicide in an Inpatient Psychiatric SettingAllen, Todd2013Suicide is a serious problem in the United States. According to Hoyert and Xu (2012), suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States and ranks second for young adults age 15-24. Despite efforts made to prevent self-harm in an inpatient hospital setting, suicide co...
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