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1 A Basic Thoracic Ultrasound Education Module for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner StudentsGates, Jared2016Nurse practitioners can maximize their scope of practice by utilizing ultrasound as a tool to effectively assess, interpret, diagnose, and perform specific procedures. Many clinical settings consider ultrasound use the standard of care for specific specialties making it important for nurse practitio...
2 A National HIV Prevention Strategy: Increasing Awareness of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among Primary Care ProvidersHeaney, Bobbi2016Worldwide HIV rates have slowly been decreasing, except among men who have sex with men, where unfortunately rates have increased. Historically, HIV prevention strategies focused on public education surrounding safe sex practices. However, a new strategy has expanded HIV prevention to include an ora...
3 A Retrospective Study of ICU Readmission of Cardiothoracic Surgery PatientsGentner, Amanda2016Transfer from the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CVICU) to a lower level of care represents a high-risk transition. Patients who survive critical illness are likely to have complex care needs and are at risk for adverse events and poor outcomes. Readmission to the CVICU is associated with incre...
4 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. ...
5 Addressing ICD-10 Learning Needs Among Primary Care Nurse Practitioner StudentsBaer, Lorna J.2016Experienced and novice healthcare providers alike need to understand how to correctly bill for their services and avoid billing errors. Healthcare academic programs are not meeting the learning needs of students when it comes to billing and documentation. As many as 86% of specialty healthcare provi...
6 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...
7 Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: Improving Education About High-Risk BehaviorsBingham, Annie2016Studies have demonstrated that teens are more likely to participate in high-risk behaviors than other age groups. These behaviors include the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs, as well as engaging in unprotected sex and disordered eating. Adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who participa...
8 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...
9 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...
10 The Consultation and Referral Plan: Removing the Barrier to Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority in UtahFawson, Sara R.2016Full 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....
11 Creating Clinical Policy for Nitrous Oxide Use in LaborStuck, Kimberly L.2016This project was undertaken to develop a clinical policy for nitrous oxide use in labor at a tertiary hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2014, learning needs were addressed and information was provided to key stakeholders in preparation for future policy development and implementation. The resulti...
12 The Creation of a Policy for Suicide/Self-Harm PrecautionsSmith, Chris L.2016Suicide is a serious worldwide public health concern. It is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and an estimated 25 suicide attempts occur for every suicide death. It is estimated that 1,500 suicide deaths occur annually within hospital settings, and nearly one quarter of hospital...
13 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...
14 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 ...
15 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...
16 Developing Clinical Guidelines for Follow-Up Care for Sexual Assault Patients in a Primary Care SettingCalvin, Justin Page2016Sexual 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...
17 The Development and Implementation of Online Health Education Modules to Address the Learning Needs of Staff at a Children's Crisis ShelterBailey, Georgia2016Each year, thousands of children in the United States and Utah suffer physical, sexual, mental, and emotional abuse. In addition, children who are victims of abuse are more likely to be neglected, abandoned, or exposed to domestic violence. A high proportion of abused, neglected, or abandoned childr...
18 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...
19 Development of a Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Reminder: Optimizing the Removal of Inferior Vena Cava FiltersCarroll, Brett L.2016Retrievable 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...
20 Development of a Workflow Algorithm for an Early Mobilization Protocol in a Neurologic Critical Care UnitCrane, Ashle M.2016The benefits of early mobilization in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting have been well established. Mobilizing patients early is associated with decreased hospital length of stays, number of days on ventilators, use of sedation, and number of hospital-acquired infections. Early mobilization has a...
21 Early Mobilization in Mechanically Ventilated Patients: A QI Project at a Large Teaching InstitutionBarton, Tim2016This is a quality improvement project in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) with the aim of increasing the rates of early mobilization in mechanically ventilated patients. In spite of the research showing the benefits to early mobility, many institutions are slow to adopt this practice. Designing ...
22 Effects of Chronic Stress on the 24-hour Shift WorkerElwell, Katherine R.2016The 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...
23 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...
24 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 ...
25 Evaluation of an Intervention to Reduce Hospital Readmission Within 30 Days of DischargeMerkley, Jennifer2016A hospitalist group of a local tertiary care academic hospital developed and implemented an intervention aimed at decreasing readmission rates. This intervention included a follow up appointment made before discharge and a follow up phone call by a nurse coordinator 2-3 days after discharge to evalu...
26 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...
27 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...
28 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 ...
29 Heart Score in the Emergency DepartmentSpencer, Abbie2016The evaluation of chest pain can be very costly. Ruling out low-suspicion chest pain early can lead to decreased costs to patients and hospitals. Currently, all patients who present to the ED with the chief complaint of chest pain receive an extensive work-up, including serial labs, electrocardiogra...
30 Implementation of Depression Screening Program in a Primary Care SettingWestern, Lisa2016The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for depression in primary care settings. Limited access to mental health providers results in the need for primary care providers (PCP) to feel comfortable and confident screening and treating depression. Currently, usage of validated tool...
31 Implementation of the Teach-Back Method into the Care of Patients with Diabetes in Rural UtahBorrelli, Tillie2016Diabetes mellitus type 2 is a growing health concern throughout the United States. Over the last few decades extensive efforts have been made to improve diabetes care and the health outcomes of individuals with diabetes. However, standards of care and treatment goals, as defined by the American Diab...
32 Implementing a Fast TrackBurton, Kassie2016Over the past 10 years there has been an increase in the number of emergency room visits. From 1993 to 2013 the number of Emergency Departments in the United States has dropped by more than 500 (AHA, 2013). These changes have caused an increasing overcrowding problem; many researchers have categoriz...
33 Implementing Heart Failure Self-Management Teaching in a Primary Care SettingAnderson, Gretchen2016The American Heart Association recommends that heart failure self-management education be provided at every healthcare visit. Despite this recommendation, self-management education is rarely done at primary care visits. Heart failure has become a common cause for hospitalizations in Medicare patient...
34 Improving Communication Between Providers and Parents of School-Aged Children: A Toolkit Approach to Pediatric ObesityLofgran, Kacie Egbert2016Childhood obesity has increased significantly since the early 1980s. In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years in the United States were considered to be overweight or obese. Primary care providers are integral in diagnosing and treating pediatric obesity. However, man...
35 Improving Glucose Self-Management Practices Among Adults with Type 2 DiabetesKrill, Kathryn E.2016Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has become an enormous health burden affecting all age groups, all ethnicities, and all regions of the world. One in three Americans is at risk for T2DM. The burden of the disease is emotionally, physically, and financially devastating. The risk of complications of T2...
36 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...
37 Improving Prediabetes Identification and Management in Primary CareGundersen, Shaun2016Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a large and growing epidemic in the United States, leading to significant morbidity, mortality, and enormous healthcare costs. Despite this epidemic, little has been done in the healthcare system to assist with diabetes prevention. Appropriate treatment, including ...
38 Improving Sedation in the ICU by Adhering to National Guidelines and RecommendationsEngland, Lorraine D.2016Over 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...
39 Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Among Adults 50 and OlderPreston, Morgan Broadway2016Sexual 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...
40 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...
41 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...
42 Lifestyle Medicine: Promoting a Sustainable Community-Based Nutrition Program in Logan, UtahNielsen, Kellie Rogers2016It is widely recognized that the ‘Western diet' is associated with an increased prevalence of obesity, diabetes, CVD and many types of cancer, and effective strategies to improve such dietary patterns are a public health priority. Coupled with personal health risk, the growing obesity epidemic thr...
43 Midwives and Disaster ReliefMeidell, Emily2016This project was undertaken to address the needs of pregnant women in disaster preparedness, and to create awareness of the potential role that midwives can assume in Utah disaster relief measures. This was accomplished by communicating the role of midwives to stakeholders in the community and state...
44 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...
45 Paving the Way For EHR Implementation Within the Juvenile Justice SystemBradley, Callie2016Evidence has shown that adolescents within the Juvenile Justice System (JJS) experience greater health disparities and have more unique health care needs than their non-delinquent counterparts. These health issues are often undiagnosed and complex, necessitating the need for good continuity of care ...
46 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...
47 The Prescription of Non-Pharmacological Interventions to Mitigate Second Generation Antipsychotic Induced Weight GainSerra, Nicky2016According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 5.9% of all adults in Utah had a serious mental illness (SMI) during 2008-2012, which is greater than the national rate. As of 2012, approximately 9.6 million adults live with a SMI in the United States SMI is the result of s...
48 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...
49 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...
50 Provider Education on Hypersexual DisorderFrost, Jessalyn2016Despite literature demonstrating hypersexual disorder (HD) as a growing problem with significant medical and psychosocial consequences, many providers lack the knowledge and skills needed to identify and treat hypersexual disorder. This project provided mental health care clinicians an online educat...
51 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...
52 Provider Perceptions of Palliative Care in an Emergency DepartmentTateoka, Elizabeth Buffy2016Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is defined by Healthy People 2020, and addresses aspects of physical, mental, emotional, and social health, and how health status affects and impacts emotions and overall satisfaction with life (USDHHS, 2015). Emergency departments see high volumes of older adu...
53 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...
54 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 ...
55 Rural Healthcare: Assessment of the Need for Pediatric Behavioral Health ECHOByrd, Amanda2016Pediatric behavioral and mental health is under served in many rural counties across the country. Primary care providers manage many patients within this population. The purpose of this project is to assess the need for pediatric behavioral and mental health services in rural Utah. The objectives of...
56 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...
57 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...
58 Simulation Training for Blood Loss Recognition During WaterbirthLazzara, Jennifer2016The occurrance of waterbirth (WB) in labor and delivery (L&D) units across the U.S. is a new mode of delivery for many delivering providers. As a result, providers lack experience in evaluating blood loss in water. Proper training and tools to accurately identify blood loss in water are needed for t...
59 Stroke Recognition Improvement Project: An Educational Program for Rural Communities at RiskKorth, Sommer2016Stroke Recognition Improvement Project: An Educational Program for Rural Communities at Risk, is a public health campaign aimed at improving stroke awareness through education on prevention and risk, recognition of stroke symptoms, and urgency to seek treatment. In the United States, stroke continue...
60 Template Development for a Potential Web-Based App Targeted to Low Income PopulationsYanguez, Katie2016As of 2008, 1.3 billion people worldwide did not have access to healthcare. Low and middle income countries (LMICs) bear 93% of the world's disease burden; at least 5.8 million annual childhood deaths could be prevented in LMICs if affected communities had accurate health information to manage the m...
61 US Air Force Utilization of the DNP: A Quality Improvement EvaluationRodriguez, Lydia2016This project is a quality improvement evaluation of the United States Air Force's transition to the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) as the entry-level degree for advanced practice nurses (APRN) practicing in clinical settings. In 2004, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) relea...
62 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...
63 Utilizing Scripted Communication in the Health Care SettingButikofer, Sam L.2016Developing 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...
64 Wearable Appointment Reminders for Homeless Patients: Assessment of Patient Preferences to Inform Device DesignVincent, Samuel2016This project is part of a long-term, grant funded project to design and create a low-cost, wearable appointment reminder device for homeless patients of an outpatient clinic. The intended role of this DNP Project was to test the first generation of such a device, but due to unforeseen circumstances,...
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