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1 A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Recognition, Diagnosis and Management of Neonatal DeliriumSchulte, Krista2018POSTER
2 A Clinical Practice Guideline for the Recognition, Diagnosis, and Management of Neonatal DeliriumSchulte, Krista2018Purpose. The objective of this project was to create a clinical practice guideline (CPG) in order to standardize the assessment and treatment of neonatal delirium in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) environment. Methods. An evidence-based CPG was developed using literature pertaining to pediatri...
3 A Collaborative Staffing Model in the Urban Community Hospital: Advanced Practice Clinician IntegrationMichael, John2018Changes within the healthcare environment are requiring medical systems to find creative ways to improve how they deliver care in order to optimize quality and cost-effectiveness. The addition of APC coverage within the hospital setting is heavily supported by data and has proven to be a worthwhile ...
4 A Collaborative Staffing Model in the Urban Community Hospital: Advanced Practice Clinician IntegrationMichael, John2018POSTER
5 A Collaborative Staffing Model: Utilizing Nurse Practitioners and Physicians on the Hospitalist ServiceLovell, Amber2018The purpose of this needs assessment is to determine an effective solution to provide additional coverage to the hospitalist service. It also serves to identify what patient factors are responsible for increases in workload for the hospitalist service. Studies indicate that an increase in patient ag...
6 A Collaborative Staffing Model: Utilizing Nurse Practitioners and Physicians on the Hospitalist ServiceLovell, Amber2018POSTER
7 A Pilot Study to Promote Abstinence from Nicotine: The Effects of the End Nicotine Dependence ProgramBowles, Dallas2018Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Cigarette smoking primarily starts in adolescence. Among detained juvenile offenders, 82.1% had smoked cigarettes prior to their incarceration. None of the six juvenile justice services (JJS) facilities located in Utah offer a s...
8 A Pilot Study to Promote Abstinence from Nicotine: The Effects of the End Nicotine Dependence (END) ProgramBowles, Dallas2018POSTER
9 A Sleep/Wake Protocol to Reduce Delirium in the CVICU and SICUDalton, Anna T.2018POSTER
10 A Sleep/Wake Protocol to Reduce Delirium in the CVICU and SICUDalton, Anna T.2018Background: Critically ill and hemodynamically unstable patients are at risk for experiencing a decrease in quality and quantity of sleep. Sleep deprivation in critically ill patients has been associated with an increased incidence of ICU delirium. Purpose: To decrease the incidence of delirium and ...
11 A Study of Micronutrient Deficiencies after Bariatric SurgeryNickel, Alexa2018Background: The United States is plagued with an obesity epidemic, with a resultant growing interest in bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgical procedures alter the GI tract, impeding absorption of micronutrients. Multivitamins (MVI) are an essential supplement after bariatric surgery to prevent nutri...
12 A Study of Micronutrient Deficiencies After Bariatric SurgeryNickel, Alexa2018POSTER
13 Adverse Maternal Event Screening ToolRose, Camilla2018POSTER
14 An Evidence-Based Educational Intervention to Improve the Recognition and Photo Documentation of Child Abuse Injuries in a Rural Health FacilityByrd, Tami L. Fikstad2018Background: Child abuse is an unfortunate reality for millions of children across the United States every year. The consequences of abuse result in long term emotional problems, including aggressive behavior, depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide; physical consequences include risk of asthma,...
15 An Evidence-Based Educational Intervention to Improve the Recognition and Photo Documentation of Child Abuse Injuries in a Rural Health FacilityByrd, Tami L. Fikstad2018POSTER
16 Are Reimbursement Changes Affecting Hospice Referrals In The Skilled Nursing Facility?: A Feasibility StudyMartin, Christina2018Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine barriers and facilitators to hospice referral in three nursing home settings and to increase the utilization of this service Background: Nearly 1.5 million individuals reside in nursing homes across the United States however only 14.5 percent of ...
17 Assessing and Improving Health Care Provider's Knowledge and Treatment of Panic-like Anxiety and Unexplained Chest Pain in the Emergency DepartmentHermansen, Gary2018This project assesses the knowledge and attitudes of health care providers (HCPs) in the emergency department (ED) of a 120-bed teaching hospital, regarding patients who present with unexplained chest pain (UCP), who may be suffering from panic-like anxiety (PLA). Several researchers have found that...
18 Assessment of Mental Health Stigma in Mental Health Care WorkersFarris, Lillian2018This paper presents and discusses the assessment of mental health stigma in mental health care workers in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Mental health conditions are prevalent throughout the United States with "one in 5 adults experiencing a mental health condition every year" (NAMI, 2017a, para...
19 Assessment of Mental Health Stigma in Mental Health Care WorkersFarris, Lillian2018POSTER
20 Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing One Key Question® in a Midwifery Practice within a University Health SystemLabbe, Krista L.2018Prevention of unintended pregnancy and promotion of health prior to conception are widely accepted approaches to lowering maternal and infant mortality. Despite the likely substantial return on investment, routine screening for pregnancy intention is not typically incorporated into the care of repro...
21 Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing One Key Question® in a Midwifery Practice within a University Health SystemLabbe, Krista L.2018POSTER
22 Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Care Plan: Bridging the Knowledge and Care Access Gap: A Pilot StudyLee, Wenny2018In 2006, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now known as National Academy of Medicine (NAM), recognized that there is a lack of continuation of cancer survivor care in the United States. The IOM recommended that all comprehensive cancer centers address the need of survivor care by using survivorship c...
23 Can Telehealth Lactation Services Provide Effective Breastfeeding Support for Rural Areas?Dahlsrud, Sadie2018POSTER
24 Can Telehealth Lactation Services Provide Effective Breastfeeding Support for Rural Areas?Dahlsrud, Sadie2018In recent years, local and national organizations have emphasized the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and increasing access to lactation support. However, rural areas consistently have lower breastfeeding rates than urban areas and access to lactation consultants is limited. Telehealth lactati...
25 Cervical Collar Removal Times at a Level 1 Trauma Center: A Needs AssessmentTeas, Amelia H.2018Trauma patients remain in cervical collar neck braces for up to 12 hours awaiting final radiology readings. These final readings are necessary before the collar can be removed. The extended wearing of cervical collars potentially leads to worsening fractures, ligamentous injury, increased spinal mov...
26 Code Stroke: Effects of a Protocol RevisionGraham, Patrick J.2018POSTER
27 Code Stroke: Effects of a Protocol Revision: A Quality Improvement ProjectGraham, Patrick J.2018Introduction: Acute strokes in the inpatient setting comprise 6-15% of all strokes annually and are associated with worse functional outcomes and a larger financial burden than those with outpatient onset (Blacker, 2003; Cumbler, 2015; Bekelis, Missios, Coy, & Mackenzie, 2016). Approximately 32,000 ...
28 Creating an Adult Congenital Cardiology Transition of Care Program at a Tertiary Care FacilityAnderson, Matthew2018Due to advances in surgical and medical management there is a rapidly growing population of adolescent and young adult survivors of congenital heart disease (CHD). Recent data reveals there are more adults than children with CHD. These CHD survivors are at risk of both cardiac and non-cardiac morbid...
29 Creation of a Mobile Schoolhouse: Teaching BLS, ACLS & PALS Within a National Guard UnitLowe, Spencer2018POSTER
30 Creation of a Mobile Schoolhouse; Teaching BLS, ACLS & PALS Within a National Guard CERFP UnitLowe, Spencer N.2018In an effort to provide medical aid as well as the mitigate and prevent human suffering during homeland disasters the Air National Guard has been tasked with augmenting the public and private sector in emergency response. Specially trained units known as the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nucle...
31 Defining Current Practice of Iron Deficiency Screening Among High-Risk NeonatesWilles, Dallin2018Infants that are born small for gestational age (SGA), very low birthweight (VLBW), or as an infant of a diabetic mother (IDM) are at an increased risk of having iron deficiency anemia early in their life. Iron deficiency anemia puts an infant at risk for several serious conditions that can be detri...
32 Defining Current Practice of Iron Deficiency Screening Among High-Risk NeonatesWilles, Dallin2018POSTER
33 Developing Anticipatory Guidance to Facilitate Optimal Care Transition Outcomes for Adolescents with Type 1 DiabetesMcDowell, Megan2018Background: Emerging adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at increased risk for poor health outcomes as they transition from pediatric to adult care providers. This is in part due to the complexities of young adult life as individuals with T1D enter the work force, leave home, or start college whil...
34 Developing Anticipatory Guidance to Facilitate Optimal Care Transition Outcomes for Adolescents with Type 1 DiabetesMcDowell, Megan2018POSTER
35 Development and Dissemination of a Telemental Health Startup ToolkitGreene, Liz2018POSTER
36 Development and Dissemination of a Telemental Health Startup ToolkitGreene, Liz2018Telemental health (TMH) is largely underutilized by psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNP) despite substantial literature supporting its use. This project sought to improve current and future PMHNP understanding of, and accessibility to, the components needed to provide TMH services i...
37 Development and Evaluation of a Comfort Care Guideline & Education Program with an Emphasis on Continuous Opioid InfusionsCotner, Melissa2018POSTER
38 Development of a Pilot Comfort Care Guideline and Education Program with an Emphasis on Continuous Opioid InfusionsCotner, Melissa2018Background: The hospital model of acute care is antithetical to the major underpinnings of hospice care, however many patients will die in hospitals. Clinicians are often not focused on patient comfort care and feel uneasy managing opioid infusions commonly used in EOL. The use of comfort care order...
39 Educating Long Term Care Registered Nurses in the Competency Activity of Advance Care PlanningRedfield, Carol S.2018The aim of this project was to educate Registered Nurses (RNs) who work in Long Term Care (LTC) settings on the importance of executing a key competency skill: guiding complex decisions and discussions such as Advance Care Planning (ACP) with residents/families. The LTC population encompasses those ...
40 Education for Mental Health Professionals About the Smartphone App SafeUTLee, Younchan2018POSTER
41 Education for Mental Health Professionals Working With Child and Adolescent Patients With Suicidal Ideation About the Smartphone App SafeUTLee, Younchan2018From 2007 to 2014 in Utah, the youth suicide rate nearly tripled to 8.5 per 100,000, and is currently the leading cause of death among 10- to 17-year-olds. Compared to national statistics, the 2014 youth suicide rate in Utah is more than double the national rate. Considering these rates of suicide a...
42 Education for Soldiers to Increase Contraceptive UseNapolet, Amanda2018Background In the U.S. military, unintended pregnancy rates are higher than the national average at 52%, despite access to healthcare for all active duty service members and their families. Within the military, unintended pregnancy carries the potential to impact operational readiness. Evidence sugg...
43 Education for Soldiers to Increase Contraceptive UseNapolet, Amanda2018POSTER
44 Educational Intervention to Increase Provider initiated Use of Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs)Jones, Allyce K.2018POSTER
45 Educational Intervention to Increase Provider-Initiated Use of Psychiatric Advance DirectivesJones, Allyce K.2018Introduction: Mental health providers lack knowledge and training about psychiatric advance directives (PADs) which is a barrier to patient completion. The purpose of this study was to determine if an educational intervention with outpatient mental health providers would increase provider-reported i...
46 Effective Identification of Sepsis in the Emergency DepartmentSinger, Jessica2018Background: Severe sepsis is the leading cause of death at the University of Utah Hospital (UUH). In the University of Utah's emergency department (ED), sepsis capture and treatment remained at only 25%. We created an educational module and a sepsis checklist tool for the ED nursing staff which resu...
47 Effectiveness of a Multicomponent Positive Psychology Intervention on Depression and Optimism in a Heart Failure Clinic: A Program Design and Evaluation InitiativeCaille, Stephanie E.2018POSTER
48 Effectiveness of a Multicomponent Positive Psychology Intervention on Depression and Optimism in a Heart Failure Clinic: A Program Design and Evaluation InitiativeCaille, Stephanie E.2018Purpose: Depression, a significant problem in the Heart Failure (HF) population, is prospectively associated with increased hospital readmissions and doubled mortality risk when compared to non-depressed HF patients. Whether a Positive Psychology Intervention (PPI) can result in increased optimism a...
49 Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention to Increase Naloxone Prescribing Practices Among Rural Providers to Decrease the Death Rate from Opiate OverdoseRobbins, Emily2018Background: The death rate from opiate overdoses has exploded into what health officials call an epidemic. Nationwide, over 42,000 opiate overdose deaths occurred in 2016 with 40% of those being attributed to prescribed opiates. Between 2015-2016, there was a 10% increase in the death rate from pres...
50 Efficacy and Risks of Milrinone in Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia NeonatesMears, Michelle2018POSTER
51 Empowering Maternal Mental Health Wellness Using 'TeleWellness': A Pilot ProgramMurphy, Hannah R.2018POSTER
52 Empowering Maternal Mental Health Wellness: A Pilot ProgramMurphy, Hannah R.2018Perinatal depression (PD) is the most common complication of childbirth in the United States and has devastating consequences for women, their infants, families, employers, and communities. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT) is an effective method for treatment and prevention of ...
53 Engaging Remote Providers in Evidence Based Practice Using a Social learning PlatformStock, Jennifer Speyer2018POSTER
54 Engaging Remote Providers in Evidence-Based Practice Using a Social Learning PlatformStock, Jennifer Speyer2018Background Evidence-based practice (EBP) is central to providing excellent patient care, but many advanced practice providers (APPs) lack the knowledge and support to continue EBP after graduation. Time and geographical constraints limit access to regional provider meetings and peer-to-peer collabor...
55 Enhancing Outpatient Psychotherapy Access Through Implementing a Transitional Therapy GroupThomas, Michael2018Background: Limited access to mental health, and provider shortages, leads to treatment delays. Patient access to care may be improved by enhancing mental health treatment efficiency and effectiveness. Resilience-based positive psychology groups can improve mental health wellness and could potential...
56 Enhancing Outpatient Psychotherapy Access Through Implementing a Transitional Therapy GroupThomas, Michael2018POSTER
57 Establishing Routine Antenatal Depression ScreeningHimes, Annette2018POSTER
58 Establishing Routine Antenatal Depression Screening in a Medium-Sized Private Group Obstetric PracticeHimes, Annette2018Background. Antenatal depression is one of the most common complications of pregnancy (UMMHC, 2016). Studies have found prevalence rates anywhere from 14-23% in obstetric populations. Unfortunately, less than ten percent of American adults are appropriately screened for depression, and this statisti...
59 Evaluation of a Telehealth Intervention for Postpartum DepressionWharton, Hollie J.2018Purpose. This project investigated the effectiveness of using a computer-based telehealth platform in order to facilitate early recognition and initiation of interventions for postpartum depression (PPD). The purpose of this project was to increase awareness and prevention of postnatal depression th...
60 Evaluation of a Telehealth Intervention for Postpartum DepressionWharton, Hollie J.2018POSTER
61 Facilitating Healthcare Providers to Use Project Echo for Rural HealthcareWillardson, Deven2018POSTER
62 Factors Influencing Utah Nurse Practitioners' Decisions to Join Nurse Practitioner AssociationsRowley, Thomas2018While the benefits of professional associations to its members' personal development and ultimately patients are well-established, professional association membership is declining among health professions, including nurse practitioners. Research is available on factors that influence registered nurs...
63 Factors Influencing Utah Nurse Practitioners' Decisions to Join Professional AssociationsRowley, Thomas2018POSTER
64 Health Disparities Among Hispanic Adults in the Intensive Care UnitGutierrez, Sandra2018POSTER
65 Identifying and Addressing Health Disparities Among Hispanic Adults in the Intensive Care Unit: A Needs AssessmentGutierrez, Sandra2018The existence of health disparities among Hispanic adults in the critical care setting has been well documented. Multifactorial causes are often implicated but clear characterizations for health disparities in this setting have not been identified. The purpose of this needs assessment was to investi...
66 Identifying and Monitoring Adverse Cardio-Metabolic Effects of Atypical Antipsychotics in a Behavioral Health UnitRivera, Irma2018POSTER
67 Implementation of an Intracranial Hypertension Guideline in the Neuro Critical Care UnitBentley, Kristy2018POSTER
68 Implementing Educational Training of the PHQ-2&9 in Primary Care ClinicNicol, Hanna2018POSTER
69 Implementing Screening for Venous Thromboembolism in an Urgent Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Pilot ProjectTurgoose, William2018Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, may have serious health consequences for patients. However, over-referral of patients with these suspected symptoms may also result in burden to emergency departments and health care systems. E...
70 Implementing Training Modules to Facilitate the Patient Health Questionnaire-2&9 (PHQ-2&9) Screening Administration for Improving Depression Screening in a Local Free ClinicNicol, Hanna2018Background: Major depressive disorder affects approximately 9 percent of the adult population annually and has a 17 percent lifetime prevalence in the United States (Maurer, 2012; Meyer & Grob, 2014; NIMH, 2015). Adult depression occurs more frequently in low income and uninsured populations in the ...
71 Implementing VTE Screening in an Urgent Care SettingTurgoose, William2018POSTER
72 Improving Access to Evidenced Based Parent Training in an Outpatient Psychiatric ClinicPolombo, Britney2018POSTER
73 Improving Access to Evidenced-Based Parent Training in an Outpatient Psychiatric ClinicPolombo, Britney2018Background: Behavioral problems are some of the most commonly encountered clinical symptoms in children and adolescents within psychiatric/mental health settings (Pastor, Reuben, & Duran, 2012). Scientists have associated emotional and behavioral problems in childhood, with adverse outcomes across a...
74 Improving Awareness and Cultural Humility Through a Self-Study ModuleSchultz, Catherine H.2018Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project is to improve healthcare worker awareness and cultural humility through a self-study training module as a means of improving patient care. Background. The United States has experienced an increase in the growth of minority populations, which i...
75 Improving Awareness and Cultural Humility Through a Self-Study ModuleSchultz, Catherine H.2018POSTER
76 Improving Cannabidiol Education for Mental Health ProvidersBrown, Kristen2018POSTER
77 Improving Cannabidiol Education for Mental Health ProvidersBrown, Kristen2018Decreased life expectancy in the US is associated with rising prevalence rates of opioid and benzodiazepine abuse in this country (Dowell, Arias, & Kochanek, 2017). The increase of overdose deaths associated with rising rates of opiate and benzodiazepine abuse necessitates alternative and complement...
78 Improving Care for Older Adults: Assessing the Need for a Managed Care Model in a Rural AreaGreen, Patricia2018POSTER
79 Improving Care for Older Adults: Assessing the Need for a Managed Care Model in a Rural AreaGreen, Patricia2018Introduction: Older adults with complex medical needs are difficult to manage within various care settings, particularly in rural areas. The purpose of this project was to assess if Sweetwater County WY would benefit from an intervention aimed at improving care coordination in the form of a managed ...
80 Improving Competency for Non-Licensed On-line Staff Working in Behavioral Health Acute Residential ProgramsBullock, Randy2018The ability to provide competent care within mental health treatment systems is of increasing importance due to rising demands to deliver high quality services with decreasing resources to do so. This ability to provide proficient care to people with a serious mental illness (SMI) can be influenced ...
81 Improving Midwifery Prenatal Care for Women with ObesityLee, Kathryn2018Background. This project involved creation of a manuscript entitled Prenatal Care of Women with Obesity: An Effective Approach to Key Moments in Patient Counseling. The manuscript was created to enhance understanding of the communication needs of women with obesity during the prenatal period. Obese ...
82 Improving Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Screening in Primary CareHill, Alycia2018Background: Dysfunction means that something is not working appropriately. The pelvic floor is composed of a network of muscles, ligaments, and tissues that act like a hammock to support the organs of the pelvis: the uterus, vagina, bladder, urethra, and rectum. If the muscles of these organs become...
83 Improving Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Screening in Primary CareHill, Alycia2018POSTER
84 Improving Provider Recommendation of Therapeutic Exercise in Substance Abuse TreatmentTerry, Briana2018An epidemic of substance abuse in the United States is wrecking havoc on millions of people and their families. Relapse rates remain high with more than 70% of patients relapsing within the first year after initiating substance abuse treatment (Smith & Lynch, 2012). Inpatient and outpatient substanc...
85 Improving Providers' Recommendation of Therapeutic Exercise as Part of Substance Abuse TreatmentTerry, Briana2018POSTER
86 Improving Safety in the Emergency Department Through De-escalation TrainingPorter, Stanton2018Violence toward emergency care providers is common, with both patients and staff sustaining injuries (Hamdan & Hamra, 2015). Significant financial and personnel costs follow a violent incident, including damage to the facility and injuries resulting in medical care and lost time on the job for recov...
87 Improving Safety in the Emergency Department Through De-escalation TrainingPorter, Stanton2018POSTER
88 Improving the Quality of Provider Education on High Screen Time Use Given to Parents of Infant's & Young Children within a Primary Care Clinical SettingOwens, Shalise H.2018INTRODUCTION: Research has shown that too much screen time can be harmful to young children. Primary care and pediatric providers see children a total of 21 times for Well Child Checks (WCC) before their fifth birthday, allowing for plenty of time for providers to discuss the importance of screen ti...
89 Improving the Quality of Provider Education to Parents on Pediatric Screen Time LimitationOwens, Shalise H.2018POSTER
90 Improving the Rural Provider's Ability to Manage Complex Diseases: Implementing and Facilitating the Use of Project ECHOWillardson, Deven2018Purpose: To discover the challenges and potential solution(s) for the rural primary care providers using project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to better manage common complex diseases. Rationale/Background: Research has demonstrated that those living in rural areas have higher m...
91 Improving Training to Decrease Co-prescribing of Benzodiazepines and OpiatesManwaring, Ryan T.2018POSTER
92 Improving Training to Reduce Co-Prescribing of Benzodiazepines and OpiatesManwaring, Ryan T.2018Concomitant use of prescription benzodiazepines and opiates is a current public health crisis, especially among veterans (Jones & McAninch, 2015). Approximately 27% of veterans who have an opiate prescription are also taking a benzodiazepine (Park et al, 2015). The combination of these medications i...
93 Incorporating Principles of Motivational Interviewing For Improved Management of Pediatric Obesity in Primary CareWagstaff, Sarah2018The purpose of this scholarly project was to increase provider knowledge, confidence, and use of motivational interviewing (MI) techniques when initiating discussions with obese pediatric patients and their parents regarding healthy weight. Although current literature addresses the effectiveness of ...
94 Increasing Awareness of Perinatal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Education Module for Women's Health ProvidersWilliams, Erin2018Objective: The purpose of this project was to develop and evaluate an educational intervention to improve women's healthcare providers' knowledge of perinatal posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Background: Approximately 16% of women meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD in the perinatal period. Pregn...
95 Increasing Driving Safety Conversations Between Primary Care Providers and Older AdultsBarrus, C. Leilani2018The older adult population (65 years and older) is increasing rapidly and age-related changes in vision, sensation, motor function, and cognition in addition to medications and medical conditions can have a deleterious effect on driving ability (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1999)....
96 Increasing Driving Safety Conversations Between Primary Care Providers and Older AdultsBarrus, C. Leilani2018POSTER
97 Increasing Emotional Intelligence in Healthcare ProvidersTaylor, Noelle2018Emotional intelligence (EI) has long been overlooked in medical education and recent studies show medical providers miss opportunities to show EI to patients and staff. Emotional intelligence can enhance patient-provider communication and patient trust, thus affecting overall patient care and safety...
98 Increasing Emotional Intelligence in ProvidersTaylor, Noelle2018POSTER
99 Increasing Identification of Perinatal Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Education Module for Women's Health ProvidersWilliams, Erin2018POSTER
100 Increasing Motivational Interviewing Use Among Primary Care Providers Counseling on Weight LossGunnell, Emilie2018The purpose of this project was to increase the use of weight loss counseling that integrated motivational interviewing (MI) techniques among primary care providers (PCPs) at a local primary practice. A quality improvement initiative was offered to 20 PCPs employed by seven community-based family pr...
101 Increasing Motivational Interviewing Use Among Primary Care Providers Counseling on Weight LossGunnell, Emilie2018POSTER
102 Increasing Provider Competence: A Pilot Educational Program for Non-Licensed Clinicians Working With People Who Have a Serious Mental IllnessBullock, Randy2018POSTER
103 Increasing Use of Intermittent Auscultation for Low-Risk Laboring WomenTrythall, Carly2018POSTER
104 Increasing Utilization of the Ottawa Ankle Rules in the Urgent Care SettingSteinly, Aimee2018The Ottawa Ankle Rules (OAR) have not been efficiently utilized in the urgent care setting. Even though multiple studies support providers in understanding the use of these tools for clinical decision making, clinicians continue to underutilize these tools. This quality improvement study was aimed a...
105 Increasing Utilization of the Ottawa Ankle Rules in the Urgent Care SettingSteinly, Aimee2018POSTER
106 Integrating Outcome and Self-Efficacy Expectations that Influence Career Decisions in Mental Health Nursing: A Quality Improvement ProjectPawlus, Allison2018There is a shortage of mental health nurses with a rise in mental health illnesses worldwide. To provide adequate mental health care of the increasing population suffering from mental illness, more mental health nurses must be recruited and trained. This study assessed nurse outcome and self-efficac...
107 Integrating Outcome and Self-Efficacy Expectations that Influence Career Decisions in Mental Health Nursing: A Quality Improvement ProjectPawlus, Allison2018POSTER
108 Is It Time For Telehealth in Your Rural Hospital? A Needs AssessmentSimmons, Sarah2018POSTER
109 Is It Time For Telehealth in Your Rural Hospital?: A Needs AssessmentSimmons, Sarah2018Healthcare shortages in rural areas are problematic, with a physician to patient ratio of 1 physician per 2,513 patients. The purpose of this needs assessment was to determine the access and demand for specialized providers in one rural level IV critical access hospital in Utah. This project assesse...
110 Is Milrinone Safe and Effective for Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia?Mears, Michelle2018Pulmonary hypertension and related left ventricular dysfunction are common problems in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Milrinone, a phosphodiesterase-3 inhibitor with lusitropic and vasodilator effects, is utilized in up to 30% of CDH cases nationwide. No randomized trials have tested efficac...
111 Monitoring Adverse Cardio- Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Use in a Behavioral Health UnitRivera, Irma2018Background: Studies suggest that individuals with serious mental illness have higher rates of morbidity and premature mortality compared to the general population. Atypical antipsychotics are used to a myriad of psychiatric disorders but evidence suggests that treatm ent with these medications i...
112 Motivational Interviewing and Pediatric Obesity: A Pretest Posttest DesignWagstaff, Sarah2018POSTER
113 Motivational Interviewing for Adolescent Substance UseLeavitt, Jessica2018POSTER
114 Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Counseling in the Juvenile Justice Setting: A Nursing Staff Quality Improvement ProjectLeavitt, Jessica L.2018The majority of youth in juvenile justice facilities have substance use disorders. Motivational interviewing (MI) has been found to be an effective counseling style for substance use among adolescents. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a brief MI training for nurses and ...
115 Multicultural Orientation Training: An Innovative Method to Develop Cultural Humility Among Health Care ProvidersKemp, Brittany2018The purpose of this pilot study was to trial Multicultural Orientation training among health care providers (HCPs) in a university academic health sciences setting. Multicultural orientation (MCO) is a method for training HCPs to navigate patient cultural values and incorporate these values into the...
116 Multicultural Orientation Training: An Innovative Method to Develop Cultural Humility Among Health Care ProvidersKemp, Brittany2018POSTER
117 Naloxone Prescribing Education for Health Care Providers in a Rural SettingRobbins, Emily2018POSTER
118 Non-Pharmacologic Management of EnuresisHarper, Heather2018Primary nocturnal enuresis is an ongoing, global problem, affecting 15-20% of five year olds, and 5% of 10 year olds (Kiddoo, 2015). The purpose of this scholarly project was to provide education for providers to facilitate optimal non-pharmacologic management for children who suffer from primary no...
119 Non-Pharmacologic Management of Enuresis in Primary CareHarper, Heather2018POSTER
120 Nurse Case Management Model for Office-Based Opioid TreatmentHaggerty, Erin2018The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic. For healthcare providers, providing access and delivering evidence-based treatments, including Medication Assisted Treatment with buprenorphine can be challenging. This is due to the chronic nature of the disease of addiction, lack of p...
121 Nurse Case Management Model for Office-Based Opioid TreatmentHaggerty, Erin2018POSTER
122 Nursing Knowledge of the Opioid Epidemic in the Emergency DepartmentNielson, Heidi A.2018Opioid abuse in society dates back as far as 3400 BC when the poppy plant, otherwise known as opium, was used for medicinal and recreational purposes. As society evolved so did the abuse of opioids, including prescription opioids. This evolution brings us to today's national opioid epidemic and glob...
123 Nursing Perspectives of Adopting Developmental Care in Reducing Opioid Exposure in the Preterm Infant in the NICURussell, Kathryn2018POSTER
124 Nursing Perspectives of Developmental Care in Reducing Opioid Exposure in the Preterm Infant in the NICURussell, Kathryn2018As medical technology advances, so do the number of lives saved, including the lives of extremely low-birth-weight preterm infants. Although these babies are being given the chance at life, the care and procedures they require can have detrimental long-term effects. Many of these procedures are pain...
125 One Year Review of Experience with Post-Partum IUD InsertionsRadmall, Jessica2018POSTER
126 One Year Review of Experience with Postpartum IUD InsertionsRadmall, Jessica2018Aims: This quality improvement project aimed to understand postpartum contraceptive initiation trends in a midwifery practice at a teaching hospital in the Intermountain West. The primary aim was to measure the uptake of intrauterine device (IUD) and other long-acting contraception (LARC) in this po...
127 Online Education Campaign to Improve Awareness and Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Respiratory Tract ConditionsReynolds, Casey J.2018Background: Antibiotics are often over used in the treatment of uncomplicated acute respiratory tract conditions. Over-use of antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance. Consumer or patient lack of knowledge about antibiotics and expectations for use contribute to their inappropriate use. Aims: This...
128 Online Educational Tool Improves Awareness and Appropriate Expectation for Antibiotic UseReynolds, Casey J.2018POSTER
129 Panic-like Anxiety and Unexplained Chest PainHermansen, Gary2018POSTER
130 Pediatric Resident Education to Facilitate Adolescent Contraceptive CounselingBirdsall, Rebekah2018POSTER
131 Pediatric Resident Education to Facilitate Adolescent Contraceptive CounselingBirdsall, Rebekah2018Teenage pregnancy is associated with myriad physical and socioeconomic risks for both mother and baby. Pediatricians have a vital role in providing sexual health education, ideally before the onset of sexual activity, and in preventing teenage pregnancy. Prevention of pregnancy during adolescent yea...
132 Piloting a Weight Management Program at a College Health CenterPrice, Jared2018Background: Approximately 37% of US college students report being either overweight or obese. A college health center at a large Western US university routinely screens students for overweight and obesity, but offers limited weight management counseling. The purpose of this quality improvement proje...
133 Piloting a Weight Management Program at a College Health CenterPrice, Jared2018POSTER
134 Post-ICU PTSD Risk Screening ToolDayton, Kali2018POSTER
135 Pre-Hospital Ultrasound Training for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service ProvidersPotter, Jessica2018Patients in the pre-hospital setting are an at-risk population. The use of ultrasound has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality in critically ill emergency room patients. Only 4.1% of emergency medical service providers use ultrasound and 21.7% are considering the implementation of ultrasound...
136 Prenatal Care Implications for the Primary Care ProviderKarr, Jennifer2018Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) are extensively trained in their programs of study and are certified and skilled to care for patients ranging from birth to death. Due to the significant amount of curricular content required in FNP programs, creative ways of disseminating education regarding specif...
137 Prenatal Care of Women with Obesity: An Effective Approach to Key Moments in Patient CounselingLee, Kathryn2018POSTER
138 Promoting Upstream Integration of Palliative Care in Elderly Heart Failure PatientsBrown, Harmony Lauritzen2018Heart failure (HF) is a devastating disease that inordinately affects the elderly. Although palliative care (PC) can be an invaluable tool in promoting symptom management and quality of life (QOL) for elderly end-stage heart failure (ESHF) patients, it is a resource that is often underutilized by HF...
139 Promoting Upstream Integration of Palliative Care in Elderly Heart Failure PatientsBrown, Harmony Lauritzen2018POSTER
140 PTSD in Utah's Rural ICU Nurses: A Needs AssessmentFerrin, Bruce2018Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), when experienced by rural intensive care unit (ICU) nurses, can negatively impact safe, effective, patient care (Badger, 2001; Mealer, Burnham, Goode, Rothbaum, & Moss, 2009). Hospitals share responsibility for supporting these nurses through work-related traum...
141 PTSD in Utah's Rural ICU Nurses: A Needs AssessmentFerrin, Bruce2018POSTER
142 Recognize and Treat Intracranial Hypertension to Improve the Quality of Patient Outcomes Who are Treated in the Neuro Critical Care UnitBentley, Kristy2018Background Treating intracranial hypertension (IH) and brain herniation quickly and effectively is imperative in reducing morbidity and mortality. Local Problem The Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Intermountain Medical Center (IMC) is considered the leader within Intermountain Health Care (IHC) i...
143 Reducing High Utilization in HealthcareGonzales, Rebecca2018POSTER
144 Reducing High Utilization Patient Care through Improved Provider CommunicationGonzales, Rebecca R.2018Nearly one-fifth of Medicare patients who have been discharged from a hospital in the United States are readmitted within thirty days. Almost half of these hospital readmissions are deemed to be preventable (Verhaegh, K. et. al., 2014). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established the Hospital Readmiss...
145 Relevance of Transient Hypothyroxinemia of Prematurity and Congenital Hypothyroidism in Infants Less Than 27 Weeks' GestationHansen, Nicolette2018Premature infants' thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) progression differs from term infants due to their immature hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid function (La Franchi, 2014). Limited studies have analyzed the TSH progression in preterm infants, specifically infants less than 27 weeks' gestation. Curre...
146 Relevance of Transient Hypothyroxinemia of Prematurity and Congenital Hypothyroidism in Infants Less Than 27 Weeks' GestationHansen, Nicolette2018POSTER
147 Replacing No-Suicide Contracts with Individualized Safety Assessments and Safety Plans in the Psychiatric Inpatient SettingTaylor, Stephen2018Background: Verbal or written no-suicide contracting is a common nursing practice in psychiatric inpatient settings, and remains common place in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) inpatient psychiatric units. There is well supported evidence indicating that such contracts are oftentimes afford...
148 Replacing No-Suicide Contracts with Individualized Safety Plans and Assessments in the VA Psychiatric Inpatient SettingTaylor, Stephen2018POSTER
149 Screening of Patients at Risk for Post-Intensive Care Unit Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderDayton, Kali2018Many patients discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU) setting experience post-ICU post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for up to a year after discharge. With the right knowledge and screening tools ICU staff can minimize the frequency and severity of post-ICU PTSD. The focus of this project w...
150 Sepsis in the Emergency DepartmentSinger, Jessica2018POSTER
151 Sexuality Education for Juvenile Justice Services (JJS)Stratford, Shane2018Poster
152 Sexuality Education within the Juvenile Justice ServicesStratford, Shane2018Over 71% of adolescents in the Utah Juvenile Justice System report being sexually active. With the national average in the United States being just over 40%, there is a significant increased risk for sexually transmitted infections (STI) and unintended pregnancies in this population. While adolescen...
153 Smoking Cessation for Veterans in Outpatient Mental HealthSlack, Armando Manny2018POSTER
154 Smoking Cessation for Veterans in Outpatient Mental HealthSlack, Armando Manny2018Veterans with comorbid mental health issues, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, have a higher use of cigarette and tobacco use. The Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) offers smoking cessation groups, which consist of 6-week sessions recommended by the ...
155 Thermoregulation During Neonatal TransportJensen, Aimee2018Background: Thermoregulation is important during neonatal resuscitation to decrease morbidity and mortality. Thermoregulation can be a challenge especially for infants born outside tertiary care centers requiring transportation. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to improve thermoregulation f...
156 Thermoregulation in Neonatal TransportJensen, Aimee2018POSTER
157 Timely and Safe Removal of Backboards in a Rural Emergency DepartmentGarrett, Craig2018POSTER
158 Timely and Safe Removal of Backboards in a Rural Emergency DepartmentGarrett, Craig2018This study explored the need for timely and safe removal of backboards in a rural emergency department where no guidelines or protocols were currently in place for patients being brought in on backboards. Studies indicate adverse effects on patients who are allowed to have prolonged backboard time b...
159 Timely Cervical Collar Removal at a Level 1 Trauma CenterTeas, Molly2018POSTER
160 Trial of a Guideline for Adverse Maternal EventsRose, Camilla2018Many factors may play a role in a woman's psychological well-being during the childbearing years, and some factors can influence a woman's ability to care for herself and her baby. Birth trauma is one event that may contribute to maternal mental illness. Birth trauma is defined as occurrence of any ...
161 Ultrasound-Guided Intravenous (IV) Insertion in the Emergency DepartmentHadley, Jennifer2018POSTER
162 Ultrasound-guided IV Insertion in the Emergency DepartmentHadley, Jennifer2018Background: Intravenous (IV) access is a critical component of patient care in the emergency department as it facilitates the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions. Delays in diagnosis and treatment due to difficult IV access can be fatal, particularly in myocardial infarction, stroke, trauma, ...
163 Understanding Depression Treatment Options Considering Average Health LiteracyDangerfield, Heather M.2018Individuals with limited mental health literacy have greater difficulty in multiple areas including: managing chronic conditions, obtaining health information, adhering to medication regiments, and communicating with providers. Research shows that a large percentage of patients who do end up getting...
164 Understanding Depression Treatment Options Considering Average Health LiteracyDangerfield, Heather M.2018POSTER
165 Understanding Patient Engagement in a Primary Care Setting: A Patient Health Portal Quality Improvement ProjectDinh, Tamiyah2018To comply with Meaningful Use (MU), Millcreek Primary Care (MCPC), a primary care clinic affiliated with St. Mark's Hospital in Utah, initiated eClinicalWorks Patient Health Portal (eCW). Stage 2 of MU mandates 5% of patients adopt the electronic health record (EHR) through engagement by secure mess...
166 Underutilization of Hospice in the Skilled Nursing SettingMartin, Christina2018POSTER
167 Utah Congenital Heart Disease Transition ProgramAnderson, Matthew2018POSTER
168 Utah's Opioid Overdose Epidemic: Co-prescribing Naloxone for Long-term Opioid UsersBrearton, Klinton L.2018POSTER
169 Utah's Opioid Overdose Epidemic: Co-prescribing Naloxone for Long-term Opioid UsersBrearton, Klinton L.2018Background: Accidental opioid overdose is the leading cause of injury deaths in the state of Utah, even surpassing motor vehicle accidents. On average, 52 Utah adults die every month from drug poisoning. Currently, Utah is ranked 7th highest in the nation for opioid related overdoses. Co-prescribing...
170 Utilization of Suicide Prevention Safety Plans Throughout Inpatient Treatment to Reduce Readmission RatesParson, Chris2018Suicide prevention is a current focus of our healthcare system and a goal of inpatient psychiatry. A suicide prevention safety plan (SPSP) is among the standards of care for treating a patient with suicidal ideations. Currently, SPSPs are not used as effectively as they could be. This project addres...
171 Utilization of Suicide Prevention Safety Plans Throughout Inpatient Treatment to Reduce Readmission RatesParson, Chris2018POSTER
172 What's Happening at the Frontline?: Assessment and Quality Improvement of Bedside Maternal Care in Rural IndiaBodily, Krystal2018Background: In an effort to reduce maternal mortality (MM), India initiated one of the largest maternal health programs worldwide in 2005. Despite a substantial increase in facility-based deliveries, India has not seen a significant reduction in MM and still accounts for 15% of the world's maternal ...
173 What's Happening at the Frontline?: Evaluation and Quality Improvement for Safe and Respectful Bedside Maternal Care in Rural IndiaBodily, Krystal2018POSTER
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