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1 A Collaborative ICU Staffing Model: A Model Comprised of Nurse Practitioners and PhysicianDelgadillo, Jorge A.2017The aging population and advanced medical therapies has contributed to an increased need for more onsite medical coverage in Intensive Care Units (ICU) across the country. However, there has been a shortage of adequately trained critical care provider to staff these ICUs. This has contributed to cur...
2 A Consistent Approach to Noninvasive VentilationRushton, Wendy A.2017Respiratory distress continues to be the most common causes for admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for term and preterm infants. The severity of symptoms and need for intervention increases the earlier the infant is born. The rate of premature delivery continues to increase in the Un...
3 A Consistent Approach to Noninvasive Ventilation in a Level II NurseryRushton, Wendy A.2017POSTER
4 A Pilot Study to Assess the Prevalence of Complicated Grief in a Veteran Outpatient Clinic PopulationHaynes, Lara Burns2017POSTER
5 Activating the Rapid Response Team: Barriers and Facilitating Factors for Oncology NursesMilne, Suzanne2017POSTER
6 Activating the Rapid Response Team: Barriers and Facilitating Factors for Oncology NursesMilne, Suzanne2017The Institute for Healthcare Improvement introduced the idea of a rapid response team (RRT) in 2004. The goal was to quickly mobilize critical expertise and intervention to the bedside as soon as signs of patient deterioration are noted. If the RRT is called, patients can receive appropriate interve...
7 Addressing Provider Knowledge Deficit: Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy & Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Floor DysfunctionLawson, Samantha2017POSTER
8 Advance Care Planning Training Increases Long Term Care RNs' Intent to PracticeRedfield, Carol S.2017POSTER
9 An Assessment Toolkit for the University of Utah Ghana Study Abroad ProgramKirby, Susan2017Description: The purpose of this project was to identify outcomes of nursing study abroad, to identify tools to measure those outcomes, and to formulate a toolkit for the University of Utah College of Nursing Ghana study abroad (UUCONGSA) program to utilize for measurement of identified outcomes. Pr...
10 An Evaluation of Transition to Practice Training for Advanced Practice CliniciansTye, Jason2017POSTER
11 An Improved System of Psychiatric Care for the Seriously Mentally IllFrichette, Katie2017POSTER
12 An Improved System of Psychiatric Care for the Seriously Mentally IllFrichette, Katie2017The goal of this project was to uncover the factors associated with relapse and hospital readmission within the seriously mentally ill population (SMI). The purpose was to develop a proposal and recommendations for healthcare professionals and policy makers to reduce readmission rates following inpa...
13 Assessing Female Sexual Dysfunction: Creating a Tool for Improved DiagnosisBeck, Molly W.2017POSTER
14 Assessing Female Sexual Dysfunction: Creating a Tool for Improved DiagnosisBeck, Molly W.2017Despite the high prevalence of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in the United States, it is both under diagnosed and undertreated. This is largely attributed to the difficulty in establishing a diagnosis consistent with DSM-V criteria while simultaneously excluding the many confounding variables that...
15 Asthma Mobile Applications to Improve Self-ManagementBuchmuller, Lilia2017POSTER
16 Asthma Mobile Applications to Improve Self-ManagementBuchmuller, Lilia2017More than 17 million cases of adult asthma were reported in the United States in 2015, with an estimated 50% having poorly controlled asthma. Non-adherence to evidence-based guidelines for self-management is strongly correlated to poor control. Appropriate utilization of good self-management skills ...
17 Barriers to Hospice Referrals for Older Adults in the Primary Care SettingCardon, Andrew2017POSTER
18 Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Survivorship Care Plan (SCP): Bridging the Knowledge and Care Access Gap: A Pilot StudyLee, Wenny2017POSTER
19 Brain Code: A Standardized Response to a Neurological EmergencySzemak, Erin2017POSTER
20 Brain Code: A Standardized Response to a Neurological EmergencySzemak, Erin2017Intracranial hypertension (IH) is a neurological emergency that can lead to profound disability and death and is consequently referred to as a brain code. Intracranial hypertension is the sequelae of typical acute care diseases or injuries such as stroke, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and hepatic...
21 Can a Rural Hospital Reliably Preform an Emergency Caesarean Section in Less Than Thirty Minutes?Rasmussen, Dixie Shaheen2017This project was designed to identify and evaluate key challenges a rural hospital has in providing a reliable best practice response, analyze newborn outcomes and disseminate findings to other rural hospitals that might be challenged when confronted with an Emergency Caesarean Section (ECS). Rural ...
22 Cardiac Education Module for Neonatal Nurse PractitionersMills, Jennifer J.2017POSTER
23 The Children's Justice Center Multidisciplinary Puzzle: Where Does the Medical Exam Fit?Bleak, Amy2017The gold standard for treatment of children who are victims of sexual assault is to provide all victims access to a forensic medical examination, preferably by medical providers trained in child abuse. Although most Children's Justice Centers (CJC) in the Utah have medical teams, there is not a cons...
24 The CJC Multidisciplinary Team Puzzle: Where Does the Medical Exam Fit?Bleak, Amy2017POSTER
25 Clinical Algorithm and Educational Presentation for the Management of Metabolic Side Effects Associated with Second Generation AntipsychoticsKeep, Bradley2017POSTER
26 Clinical Algorithm and Educational Presentation for the Management of Metabolic Side Effects Associated with Second Generation AntipsychoticsKeep, Bradley2017The aim of this project is to develop and provide an educational opportunity in regards to treating the metabolic side effects of second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) medications. Evidence-based resources, as well as VA specific resources, provided content for the development of a clinical algorith...
27 Collaborative ICU Staffing ModelDelgadillo, Jorge A.2017POSTER
28 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education for Primary Care Providers Caring for Military Personnel and VeteransGardiner, Brittany2017This project focused on providing education about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments to primary care providers caring for military personnel and veterans. Education on CAM therapies that is provided to primary care providers is often inadequate during formal training and subsequ...
29 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education for VA Primary Care ProvidersGardiner, Brittany2017POSTER
30 Complicated Grief Screening for VeteransHaynes, Lara Burns2017Complicated grief (CG) is grief experienced over a prolonged period of time that negatively affects physical, mental, and social health. Rates of alcoholism, insomnia, psychiatric disorders, physical illness, and death are all higher in people who are experiencing CG. Estimated prevalence of CG in b...
31 Comprehensive Concussion Program in a School SettingVawdrey, Heidi S.2017POSTER
32 Concussion: A Comprehensive Prevention, Recognition, and Management Program in a School SettingVawdrey, Heidi S.2017This project consists of a series of interventions to implement a cost effective concussion prevention, recognition, and management program at a local system of charter schools. Concussions are a common injury among children and adolescents with a significant potential for long-term harm. Every conc...
33 Congenital CMV and Timely Newborn Hearing Screens in the NICUBoogaard, Melanie2017POSTER
34 Congenital Cytomegalovirus and Timely Newborn Hearing Screens in the NICUBoogaard, Melanie2017Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) is a prevalent infection that can have devastating adverse effects, such as hearing loss, vision loss, and neurologic deficit. Identifying an infant with cCMV can be difficult, as only 10% of infants are symptomatic and not every infant is screened. The purpose of t...
35 Contraceptive Use among Hispanic Adolescents: Identifying Barriers and Enhancing KnowledgeGarzón, Stanley2017POSTER
36 Creation and Implementation of Online Health Educational Modules to Address Learning Needs of Residential Staff at Temporary Housing Facilities for AdolescentsJohnston, Arlene2017In 2015, 6.6 million children in the United States were involved in physical, sexual, and emotional abuse as well as physical and emotional neglect and in 2014, over 415,000 children were in foster care. Youth ages 12-17 make up 32% of these numbers. Adolescents in foster care have higher amounts of...
37 The Creation of a Cardiac Education Program for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners in a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care UnitMills, Jennifer J.2017There is a movement in neonatal intensive care toward specialized care teams based on primary diagnoses. Graduate level education prepares the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) for entry-level practice. They have a basic knowledge of the medical/surgical management of cardiac patients. These patient...
38 Critical Incident Stress Debriefing in the ICU; Feasibility, Usability and SatisfactionHowe, Erick2017Critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) is a method of stress management that has been used in military, police, fire, and frontline personnel since the 1980s. The purpose of CISD is to help workers in these fields debrief and manage stress that can arise in their jobs due to critical incidents. ...
39 Critical Incident Stress Debriefing in the Intensive Care UnitHowe, Erick2017POSTER
40 Current Prescribing Practices of Oral Anti-Reflux Medications in the Neonatal PopulationWorman, Catherine2017This quality improvement project aimed to examine the current practices in the prescribing of oral histamine-2 receptor agonists (H2RA) and proton pump inhibitors (PPI) in a freestanding children's hospital level four newborn intensive care unit (NICU) in the year 2016. PPI and H2RA drugs are prescr...
41 Delayed Antibiotic Prescribing in Primary CareLaack, Jessie2017POSTER
42 Delayed Antibiotic Prescribing in Primary CareLaack, Jessie2017Prescribing antibiotics for self-limiting upper respiratory infections is unfortunately common practice among primary care providers (PCP) in the US. Inappropriate use of antibiotics leads to the formation of resistant organisms, which have been increasing worldwide. Delayed antibiotic prescribing (...
43 Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)Jarvis, Matthew2017POSTER
44 Delirium Management in the Intensive Care UnitJarvis, Matthew2017Delirium is a cognitive impairment that includes an altered level of consciousness, disorganized thinking and inattention. Hospitalized patients, especially those critically ill, are at an increased risk for developing acute delirium during the hospital stay. Delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU...
45 Design of a Mobile App to Compliment Midwifery CareBearnson, Cami2017POSTER
46 Design of a Mobile App to Compliment Midwifery CareBearnson, Cami2017The aim of this project was to pilot a mobile phone app for pregnant women that is evidence-based, informative for decision-making, and promotes physiological birth. Among medical apps, pregnancy apps are the most accessed and have the highest number of downloads and consumer ratings. One in every f...
47 Determining the Most Appropriate Time to Educate Caregivers on Fevers and Fever Management in a Pediatric ClinicSprague, Brittany2017POSTER
48 Determining the Most Appropriate Time to Educate Caregivers on Fevers and Fever Management in a Pediatric ClinicSprague, Brittany2017Fever phobia has been an identified problem in the United States since 1980. Caregivers' unrealistic fears and concerns regarding their child's fever has resulted in inappropriate fever management. Primary care providers should be educating caregivers on fevers and proper management. The purpose of ...
49 Developing Medication Administration Training for Non-Medical Staff In the Juvenile Justice SystemDame, Gabriella Kanizsai2017The Juvenile Justice System (JJS) provides programs for youth offenders. The non-medical staff members play a key role on the healthcare team by providing care for the detained youth during their stay. One of the roles of the staff is to administer over-the-counter and prescription medications daily...
50 Developing Medication Administration Training for Non-Medical Staff in the Juvenile Justice System (JJS)Dame, Gabriella Kanizsai2017POSTER
51 Development and Implementation of a Standardized Pharmacological Approach for Neonatal Seizure Medication in the Newborn Intensive Care UnitRoyce, Jennica2017POSTER
52 Development and Implementation of A Standardized Pharmacological Approach for Neonatal Seizure Medication in the Newborn Intensive Care UnitRoyce, Jennica2017Critically ill neonates face the potential for numerous complications. One problem that many neonates suffer from are electrographic and/or clinical seizures. Neonatal seizures disrupt homeostasis in the fragile, immature neurological neonatal system. Potential long-term complications of neonatal se...
53 Development of an Assessment Toolkit for the University of Utah Ghana Study Abroad ProgramKirby, Susan2017POSTER
54 Development of an Opioid Guideline for Emergency Department ProvidersEricksen, Nicole2017The United States (U.S) is currently facing an opioid epidemic. Along with high addiction and death rates, Emergency Departments (ED) across the nation have been adversely affected by this epidemic. Individuals who use opioid medications, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and oxycontin are four times m...
55 Development of Standardized Extubation Guidelines in a Medical Intensive Care UnitBradford, Ben2017POSTER
56 Development of Standardized Extubation Guidelines in a Medical Intensive Care UnitBradford, Ben2017Oral endotracheal tube (OETT) intubation is a medical intervention for critically ill medical patients who have lost the ability to maintain their airway, suffer respiratory failure, or have deteriorated clinically to the point at which loss of the ability to protect their airway is imminent. For th...
57 Diabetes Self-Management Education & Collaborative Goal Setting in Primary CareThurston, Ryan2017POSTER
58 Eating Disorder Screening and Treatment Protocol in a Student Health Care SettingHarvey, Rebecca2017Anorexia nervosa has the highest fatality rate of any identified psychological disorder (Eating Disorders, 2013; Guarda, 2015). Risk of premature death is 6 to 12 times higher in women with anorexia nervosa compared to the general population, adjusting for age (Academy for Eating Disorders [AED], 20...
59 Educating Diabetic Women on the Potential Teratogenic Effects of Hyperglycemia on Fetal Development during PregnancySeidel, Jeanette2017Millions of people in the United States have diabetes, and that number has increased exponentially in the past three decades. This has led to an increased incidence of pregnancies complicated by pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM). PGDM has also increased the number of infants admitted to the ne...
60 Education of Stakeholders and Guideline Proposal for Nitrous Oxide at an Army HospitalDove, Noelle2017The aim of this project was to educate Army hospital personnel about nitrous oxide (N2O) for labor analgesia and to provide them with a sample clinical practice guideline. Nitrous oxide is an inhaled gas that provides an effective form of pain control for most laboring women. For decades, women in o...
61 Education of Stakeholders and Guideline Proposal for Nitrous Oxide Use as Labor Analgesia at an Army HospitalDove, Noelle2017POSTER
62 Educational Module for Case managers Caring for the Chronically HomelessBonilla, Carlos Eduardo2017POSTER
63 Educational Module for Case Managers Caring for the Chronically HomelessBonilla, Carlos E.2017Every chronically homeless individual in Utah costs the public approximately $30,000 to $50,000 a year in healthcare resources. One potential reason for the high cost of care delivery to those who are chronically homeless is that case managers (CMs) caring for this population lack clinical backgroun...
64 Enhancing Knowledge of Contraception and Safe Sex among Hispanic TeensGarzón, Stanley2017The aim of this DNP project was to increase knowledge regarding safe sex practices, and contraception among Hispanic adolescents in order to improve their ability to prevent unintended pregnancies. Teen pregnancy rates are notably higher among Hispanic individuals in underserved areas with limited a...
65 Evaluating Barriers to Patient Implementation of Suicide Prevention and Safety PlansColton, Chaz2017Suicide is a major public health problem in the US. In fact, it is the tenth leading cause of death. Incorporating suicide prevention and safety plans (SPSP) into patient care provide strategies for individuals struggling with suicidal ideation and behaviors. These strategies identify individual ris...
66 Evaluating Barriers to Successful Implementation of Suicide Prevention and Safety PlansColton, Chaz2017POSTER
67 Evaluating Rural Hospital Improvement Process For Emergency Cesarean Section (ECS)Rasmussen, Dixie Shaheen2017POSTER
68 Evaluating the Effect of Qigong on Cancer-Related Fatigue and Quality of LifeDoucette, Cassidy2017POSTER
69 Evaluating the Effect of Qigong on Cancer-Related Fatigue and Quality of LifeDoucette, Cassidy2017The negative influence of cancer on individual lives, families, communities, and healthcare institutions is widely known. Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer and is often followed by pain, anxiety, depression, and overall decreased quality of life. Fatigue and quality of life are comple...
70 Evaluation of Transition to Practice Training for Advanced Practice CliniciansTye, Jason2017The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of a current transition to practice program, assess the transitional needs of local Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC) entering the workforce within a large healthcare facility, and develop proposed enhancements to the current program. Fo...
71 Evidence-based Breastfeeding Support: A Toolkit for ProvidersMorphis, Christina2017POSTER
72 Evidence-based Breastfeeding Support: A Toolkit for ProvidersMorphis, Christina2017This quality improvement scholarly project used evidence to assist providers to deliver information to patients about the benefits of breastfeeding, assess risks for early breastfeeding attrition (EBA), and offer interventions to help achieve continued breastfeeding. Mothers and their healthcare pro...
73 Extended Dwell Catheters in the NICUChenoweth, Kimberlee2017Most infants in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) require insertion of a device to acquire vascular access during hospitalization and this is the most common procedure in the NICU. New devices are met with uncertainty due to lack of evidence for their use. Extended dwell catheters (EDC) are new...
74 Facilitating Transfer from Community-Based Birth to HospitalJohnston, Heather2017POSTER
75 Facilitating Transfers from Community-Based Birth to HospitalJohnston, Heather2017This project addressed a specific community need for educational resources to guide the implementation of a transfer toolkit from a planned home or birth center birth to a hospital. Utah has one of the highest rates of planned home and birth center births in the nation and it is rising. Currently th...
76 Feasibility Study for Wearable Appointment Reminders: Decreasing the Rate of Missed Appointments in Primary Care Clinics for Homeless PatientsJackson, Andrea2017Missed appointments in primary care clinics have a negative impact on patient health, provider productivity, and clinic revenue. Typical ways of reducing missed appointments via email, texts, and phone calls are more difficult when serving homeless patients due to lack of access to telephones and mo...
77 Have You Been Billing for Advance Care Planning and Advance Directive Discussions?Yoon, Young2017POSTER
78 Health Literacy: Maternal Diabetes and the FetusSeidel, Jeanette2017POSTER
79 Hospital Based Medication DeliveryDuffey, Chantel2017Hospital readmission is a costly and common occurrence in the United States. Research suggests that a portion of all hospital readmissions can be attributed to medication non-adherence after discharge. One strategy for improving adherence to prescribed medications is to ensure patients obtain medica...
80 Hospital Based Medication Delivery: Monitoring Utilization Trends and Non-Utilizer Medication AdherenceDuffey, Chantel2017POSTER
81 Identifying Opioid-Prescribing Barriers: Educating Primary Care Providers on Evidence-Based Opioid-Managed PainHerrera, Kourtney2017The rates of opioid misuse, abuse, and death are rising and afflicting our communities, leading to a nationwide epidemic. Utah is currently ranked fourth in the nation and Carbon County is ranked first in Utah for opioid-related deaths (Utah Department of Health, 2016). As a result, the Center for D...
82 Identifying Opioid-Prescribing Barriers: Educating Primary Care Providers on Evidence-Based Opioid-Managed PainHerrera, Kourtney2017POSTER
83 Identifying Strategies to Decrease ED BoardingVansCoy, Darrin2017POSTER
84 Identifying Strategies to Decrease ED BoardingVansCoy, Darrin2017Keeping patients in the emergency department (ED) after an admission decision has been made, also known as ED boarding, leads to ED overcrowding. Boarded patients continue to use ED resources and prevent new patients from being seen. Boarding can also have adverse effects, such as higher mortality r...
85 Implementation of an Obesity Screening/Intervention Program at a College Student Health ClinicWhite, Ryan2017POSTER
86 Implementation of an Obesity Screening/Intervention Program at a College Student Health ClinicWhite, Ryan2017Obesity is a serious health epidemic that is a concern to numerous health agencies and providers. The prevalence of obesity continues to increase in all demographics and is associated with numerous non-communicable diseases (NCDs), early mortality, and excessive healthcare costs. In 2012, the United...
87 Implementing Multimedia Discharge Instructions for Cardiac Patients 65 Years and Older to Improve OutcomesEllsworth, Pat2017Discharge instructions are an integral part of the care continuum and support a successful transition from care facility to home. Patient safety becomes a major concern when discharge instruction is confusing or misunderstood. Modern discharge instructions are often difficult to understand, resultin...
88 The Importance of Patient Selection at Out-patient Ambulatory CentersSanders, Greg2017POSTER
89 The Importance of Patient Selection at Out-Patient Ambulatory CentersSanders, Greg2017In the United States, there has been a shift in outpatient procedures being performed in the hospital setting to being done in outpatient surgery centers. As a result, it is very important to determine which patients are appropriate for procedures done in the outpatient facility and which patients n...
90 Improving Barriers to Hospice Referrals for Older Adults in the Primary Care SettingCardon, Andrew2017Many primary care providers (PCP) are reluctant to refer older adult patients (>65 years old) for hospice services even though these services have shown to improve end-of-life care. This reluctance in referring is a problem because many older adults who would potentially qualify for hospice services...
91 Improving Education: Promoting Practice-Based Prescribing Competencies for New Nurse PractitionersLugo, Rogelio2017The release of the Institute of Medicine's publication, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System revealed the amount of medical errors and threats to patient safety that occur within the U.S. healthcare system. Since its publication, many initiatives have been created in order to reduce medic...
92 Improving Education: Promoting Practice-Based Prescribing Competency for New Nurse PractitionersLugo, Rogelio2017POSTER
93 Improving Health Education for Residential Staff at Teen Crisis CentersJohnston, Arlene2017POSTER
94 Improving HPV Vaccination Rates Through Healthcare Worker EducationKowalski, Jedediah D.2017Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is an insidious and nearly ubiquitous sexually transmitted infection (STI). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly all sexually active adults will experience at least one HPV infection at some point in their lives. Chronic infection wit...
95 Improving HPV Vaccination Rates Through Healthcare Worker EducationKowalski, Jedediah D.2017POSTER
96 Improving Medical Documentation through EducationNaval, Carlie K.2017POSTER
97 Improving Medical Documentation Through EducationNaval, Carlie K.2017The aim of this DNP project was to develop an educational module about documentation for nurse midwives and nurse midwifery students. Formal education on documentation has been shown to improve charting practices for resident physicians when compared to those who received no training. Improved chart...
98 Improving Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) Technique via a Modern Technology PlatformSteele, Isaac D.2017POSTER
99 Improving Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI) Technique via a Modern Technology PlatformSteele, Isaac D.2017The overarching goal of this DNP project was to improve metered dose inhaler (MDI) technique by developing an innovative method via telemedicine for providing MDI technique education. MDIs are one of the most commonly used methods for delivery of asthma medication, and yet an astounding percentage o...
100 Improving Screening and Referral for Violence Against Women: Interpersonal Violence and Adverse Childhood ExperiencesMiller, Emily S.2017POSTER
101 Improving Screening and Referral for Violence Against Women: Interpersonal Violence and Adverse Childhood ExperiencesMiller, Emily S.2017This project has an overall goal of improving screening and referral for violence against women, and specifically targets intimate partner violence (IPV) and adverse childhood experiences (ACE). In 1995, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the risk for se...
102 Improving the Usefulness of the Outcome QuestionnaireHafen, Bret2017POSTER
103 Improving the Usefulness of the Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) in the Treatment of Mental HealthHafen, Bret2017The Outcome Questionnaire (OQ) is a mental health assessment tool used to measure patient progress in therapy. The OQ generates a numerical score based on responses and compiles statistical data to monitor mental health distress between current and previous patient appointments. The Utah Department ...
104 Increasing Advance Care Planning and Advance Directive Discussion in Primary Care SettingsYoon, Young2017Advance care planning (ACP) and advance directives (ADs) involve an active medical decision making process regarding one's end-of-life care in the event that a patient becomes incapacitated. The process includes patients and family members as well as well-trained, motivated, knowledgeable health car...
105 Increasing Awareness of Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV Vaccination for Vietnamese Women in UtahHardy, Huyen2017POSTER
106 Increasing Awareness of Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV Vaccination for Vietnamese Women in UtahHardy, Huyen2017The aim of this DNP project was to develop a community based educational program informing Vietnamese women about cervical cancer (CC), to raise the awareness of cervical cancer screening (CCS) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination. Cervical cancer continues to be a serious health threat for w...
107 Increasing Knowledge among Current Labor and Delivery Nurses about Intrauterine Device Insertions in the Immediate Postpartum PeriodNichols, Kristi2017POSTER
108 Increasing Knowledge of Intrauterine Devices in the Immediate Postpartum PeriodNichols, Kristi2017The goal of this scholarly project was to increase knowledge about immediate postpartum intrauterine device insertions (IUDs) in the hospital setting among current labor and delivery nurses. To accomplish this goal, an educational module was created about immediate postpartum IUD insertions, which w...
109 Integrating Military Culture into the Psychiatric Care of our VeteransNara, May Linn2017POSTER
110 Layperson Naloxone EducationNoyes, Tiffany2017The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the opioid overdose crisis is now a nationwide epidemic, with over 60% of overdoses being unintentional. Although many overdoses are from illegal opiates such as heroin, chronic pain patients taking prescription painkillers experien...
111 Layperson Naloxone Education and Our Opioid Overdose EpidemicNoyes, Tiffany2017POSTER
112 Managing Clostridium DifficileCaballero, Klasina2017Patients with clostridium difficile are at increased risk of mortality and morbidity. Indirect transmission through the interaction with a healthcare provider is thought to be one of the major routes in which this infection is transmitted. Patients who begin exhibiting more than three loose bowel mo...
113 Mental Health of Transgender Veterans: Patients' Perspective on the Psychiatric Care Provided at the Local Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterKasabyan, Anna2017POSTER
114 Mental Health of Transgender Veterans: Patients' Perspective on the Psychiatric Care Provided at the Local Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterKasabyan, Anna2017Medical care quality and availability relate closely to an individual's geographic location, race or ethnicity, and other sociodemographic factors, including gender, education, and age. Due to difficulties with employment, lack of family support, and a high incidence of homelessness, the members of ...
115 Mindful Meditation: Education and Training for the School-aged Child and AdolescentWeston, Nancy2017POSTER
116 Mindful Meditation: Education and Training for the School-aged Child and AdolescentsWeston, Nancy2017Mental illness is an important and growing health concern in the United States, and a growing concern among the pediatric population, partly because needs are not being met. Among the pediatric population, anxiety, depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are most commonly diagnosed. ...
117 Multimedia Discharge Instructions for Older Adults to Improve OutcomesEllsworth, Pat2017POSTER
118 Neurologic Monitoring of NeonatesMessick, Jennifer R.2017POSTER
119 Neurologic Monitoring of Neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care UnitMessick, Jennifer R.2017The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society has identified neonates at high risk for neurologic sequelae. These clinical conditions include: hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, neonatal seizures, significant intraventricular hemorrhage, neonates placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, central ...
120 Non-Pharmacological Nursing care for Newborns with NAS the Level III NICURobinson, Jennifer2017POSTER
121 Non-Pharmacological Nursing Care Guideline for Newborns with NAS in the Level III NICU: A Quality Improvement ProjectRobinson, Jennifer2017Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a postnatal drug withdrawal syndrome that occurs in newborns that are exposed to substances of abuse while in utero producing behavioral and physiological signs and symptoms. These addictive substances can include maternal prescription use or illicit drug use. I...
122 Nursing Knowledge of the Opioid Epidemic in the Emergency DepartmentNielson, Heidi A.2017POSTER
123 Ottawa Guidelines Implementation for a Local Government Run HospitalCluff, David2017The incidence of lower extremity injury that present to emergency departments in the United States yearly is unknown. But, due to the high numbers of lower extremity injuries seen at Emergency Departments (ED), overutilization of resources such as radiology can occur. Approximately 30% of patients r...
124 Ottawa Rules Implementation in Emergency Medicine TriageCluff, David2017POSTER
125 Pain Assessment in Older Adults with Cognitive DysfunctionGilbert, Karen A.2017POSTER
126 Pain Assessment in Older Adults with Cognitive DysfunctionGilbert, Karen A.2017This project examined the utility of an educational module to increase the knowledge and understanding of the application of current clinical guidelines by a health care team (HCT) in the assessment of pain in older adults with cognitive dysfunction. Twelve members of the HCT in a local memory care ...
127 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Central and Peripheral Line Procedures in NeonatesJenkins, Alysha2017An educational module on point-of-care ultrasound for central line procedures in neonates was developed for this DNP scholarly project. Point-of-care ultrasound for central line procedures is currently underutilized in the neonatal population. Most critically ill neonates require central line access...
128 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Central Line Procedures in NeonatesJenkins, Alysha2017POSTER
129 Pre-Procedural Fasting Guideline for an Intensive Care UnitBartlett, Robert D.2017Procedures performed at the bedside such as bronchoscopy or transesophogeal echocardiogram (TEE) are common in the intensive care unit (ICU). These procedures, among others, require a prior period of fasting. Currently, common practice is to order "nil per os (NPO) at midnight", similar to practice ...
130 Pre-Procedural Fasting Guideline for the Intensive Care UnitBartlett, Robert D.2017POSTER
131 Prediabetes Screening in the Emergency RoomAloia, Andrew2017POSTER
132 Prediabetes Screening in the Emergency RoomAloia, Andrew2017Diabetes continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and contributes substantially to healthcare costs. Prediabetes indicates a future risk for diabetes. Consequently prediabetes screening is paramount in combating our country's diabetes problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Pr...
133 Prenatal Care for the Family Nurse PractitionerKarr, Jennifer2017POSTER
134 Prenatal Vaccination Improvement Process in a Rural ClinicBrown, DeAnn2017Pregnant women and infants are at increased risk of complications from influenza and pertussis disease yet vaccine rates for these illnesses are historically low. Many barriers exist that prevent some high-risk groups from obtaining immunizations. By utilizing proven strategies and creative solution...
135 Prenatal Vaccination Improvement Process in a Rural ClinicBrown, DeAnn2017POSTER
136 Prescribing Practices of Oral Anti-Reflux Medications in the Neonatal PopulationWorman, Catherine2017POSTER
137 Prevalence of Suicide Risk Factors among Emergency Medical Services Providers in UtahMills, Gordon2017Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers suffer a higher rate of suicide than the general population. National statistics show an age adjusted rate of 13.0 suicides per 100,000 in the general population. However, EMS providers have been shown to have suicide rates of 17.2 to 30.5 suicides per 100,...
138 Preventing HIV in Primary Care: Preexposure ProphylaxisHowland, Philip M.2017Description: The purpose of this project was to create a continuing online education module to improve primary care provider knowledge in prescribing the preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication emtricitabine-tenofovir (FTC-TDF) in high-risk men who have sex with men. Problem Statement: In 2012, th...
139 Professional Liability Section SurveyCardeña, Melissa House2017Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs) face litigation and liability in their clinical practice. The Professional Liability Section (PLS) of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) has conducted surveys in the past to understand the issues surrounding litigation in CNM an...
140 Professional Liability Section SurveyCardeña, Melissa House2017POSTER
141 Promoting Comprehensive Sexuality Education to Adolescents through Primary CareNelson, Niesha2017Young people in the United States continue to engage in risky sexual behaviors that result in negative health outcomes. Sources of sexuality education include reliable sources (parents, teachers, and primary care providers [PCPs]) and unreliable sources (media and peers). Parents face communication ...
142 Prostate Cancer Screening: Using Informed Decision Making in Primary Care SettingsStaley, Jason2017POSTER
143 Prostate Cancer Screening: Using Informed Decision Making in Primary Care SettingsStaley, Jason2017Since 2012, multiple new guidelines have been issued advising changes in screening for prostate cancer (PC). New guidelines suggest limiting the frequency of prostate cancer screening, although prostate cancer is now the most prevalent form of cancer in males 30 years and older in the United States ...
144 PTSD Veterans Simulation TrainingAngell, Charleen2017POSTER
145 Reducing the Potential for Adverse Drug Events in Ambulatory Care SettingsBlack, Chelise2017POSTER
146 Reducing the Potential for Adverse Drug Events in Ambulatory Care SettingsBlack, Chelise2017Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) are a significant clinical problem in the United States; many are preventable if a provider has full knowledge of patients' medications. The process of gathering medication information is known as medication reconciliation. There is currently an inadequate focus on medicat...
147 Rescuing the Rescuers: Suicide Prevention through Risk Factor SurveillanceMills, Gordon2017POSTER
148 Research Dissemination by Posters and Journal ClubsStuart, Benjamin2017Research becomes useful when findings are disseminated to providers and then translated into action. Reviews of the medical field in the 1990s found that research alone did not lead to desired patient outcomes because patient outcomes only improved as providers translated research into clinically re...
149 Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in a Primary Care SettingBywater, Kelsey2017Intimate partner violence (IPV) leads to serious health complications for women and has become a public health crisis across the US. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all women of childbearing age for IPV, such as domestic violence (DV), and to provide ...
150 Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Emergency DepartmentsBurt, Erin2017Throughout the nation, Emergency departments (EDs) and primary care clinics identify twice as many intimate partner violence victims through routine screening as compared to other healthcare settings that do not routinely screen. The healthcare staffs' compliance to screening is essential to help re...
151 Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in Primary CareBywater, Kelsey2017POSTER
152 Sexuality in Pregnancy: New Approaches to Effective Patient EducationMiller, Paige2017POSTER
153 Sexuality in Pregnancy: New Approaches to Effective Patient EducationMiller, Paige2017Pregnancy is a complex period of changing self-image and body transformation. These profound emotional, psychological, and emotional changes can greatly affect the sexual health of pregnant women and their partners. Despite these profound changes, many women do not mention or receive any counseling ...
154 Simulation Training to Improve Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Adherence to Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:Angell, Charleen2017Despite the evidence-based clinical practice guidelines created in 2004 by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) for the identification and management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), studies demonstrate few veterans receive this standard of care. Major...
155 Standardization of Provider Support Care in a Specialty Medical ClinicHarvey-Wells, Jinil2017In the United States, the societal title of "nurse" has a broad definition that includes varying educational levels, ranging from medical assistant certification to a doctorate degree, and a wide spectrum of provider support roles for both clinicians and the general public. The differences between c...
156 Standardization of Provider Support StaffHarvey-Wells, Jinil2017POSTER
157 Surfactant Administration Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention of PneumothoraxBrinkerhoff, Tia2017POSTER
158 Surfactant Administration Practice Guidelines for Late Pre-Term and Greater Gestation NeonatesBrinkerhoff, Tia2017The purpose of this project was to develop a surfactant administration guideline to decrease the rate of pneumothoraces in moderate-late preterm and term neonates. Currently there are no clear guidelines for surfactant administration in this population yet research has pointed to significant benefit...
159 Telepsychiatry: Advancing the Future with EducationShorten, Todd2017POSTER
160 Telepsychiatry: Advancing the Future with EducationShorten, Todd2017The United States' healthcare system is rapidly transforming. The rising complexity and cost of healthcare necessitates new and innovative ways to deliver low cost, quality healthcare. Telepsychiatry (video conferencing between patients and psychiatric providers) utilizes state-of- the-art technolog...
161 To Test or Not to Test... Know Your DiffCaballero, Klasina2017POSTER
162 Training Nurse Practitioners in Dissemination: Journal Clubs and Professional PostersStuart, Benjamin2017POSTER
163 Underutilization of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: Addressing Attitudes and BarriersLawson, Samantha2017This Doctoral Scholarly project addressed the unnecessary negative impacts of pregnancy related pelvic floor dysfunction through increasing midwife provider knowledge and utilization of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy (PFPT). To this end PFPT and pregnancy related condition facts were gathered and syn...
164 Veterans Perception of Provider's Delivery of Military Culturally Competent Care Within a VA Mental Health Outpatient ClinicNara, May Linn2017A general knowledge of military culture when working with veterans is a way to enhance mental health care. The Veterans Health Administration identified this fact in a published strategic summary in 2011 and other associated data indicates improved knowledge of military culture is a priority for all...
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