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1 A Clinical Practice Guideline Promoting Opioid Awareness in a Level IV NICUKendall, Allison2019Problem. Neonates may be exposed to significant amounts of opioids in the NICU. The objective of this project was to investigate opioid exposure of neonates in a level IV NICU, enhance provider knowledge of this problem through education, and develop a clinical practice guideline to promote increase...
2 A Nurse Practitioner Dementia Co-management Model in Primary CareMorgan, Deborah2019POSTER
3 A QI Initiative to Improve Mental Health Outcomes of Juvenile Offenders in UtahButler, Tonya M.2019Problem: The juvenile justice system was established to increase the rehabilitative potential of the court system and prepare youth offenders for re-entry into the community. Legislative changes in recent decades have resulted in increasing numbers of youth being committed to adult prisons. A review...
4 Addressing a Fear of Family SeparationNavar, Emily2019POSTER
5 Addressing a Fear of Family Separation Among a Hispanic Pediatric PopulationNavar, Emily S.2019Purpose: The purpose of the project was to develop and disseminate a culturally relevant resource toolkit to primary care pediatric providers delivering care to immigrant populations. The aim was to equip providers to support Hispanic families facing increased stressors related to family separation ...
6 An Initiative to Identify and Address Dementia Patient and Provider Needs in Community ClinicsMorgan, Deborah2019The majority of individuals living with dementia receive their care from Primary Care Providers. Multiple barriers such as time limitations, lack of specialist knowledge and lack of available resources have been identified in such a model, with caregivers of dementia patients reporting frustration a...
7 An Initiative to Improve the Mobility of the Critically Ill: A Nurse-Driven ProtocolElmer, Chantelle2019Problem/Background: More than 6 million Americans have a stay in the ICU each year frequently leading to prolonged bedrest and immobility. Research indicates that mobility is the single most important variable in maintaining and preserving short and long term physical function, yet often it's placed...
8 The Artificial Pancreas Question: An Exploration of Existing and Emerging TechnologyMurray, James A.2019POSTER
9 The Artificial Pancreas Question: An Exploration of Existing and Emerging TechnologyMurray, James A.2019Background: Artificial pancreas system (APS) technology may considerably reduce variability in blood glucose, resulting in lower risk for hypoglycemia and complications, and by extension improve quality of life for people living with diabetes. While clinical trials, research, and experience have con...
10 Assessing and Diagnosing Pain in Children with Severe Neurologic ImpairmentMower, Melissa2019POSTER
11 Assessing the Usability, Feasibility, and Acceptability of the Hauer-Houtrow Algorithm for Diagnosing Pain in Children with Severe Neurological ImpairmentMower, Melissa2019Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to assess the usability, feasibility, and acceptability of the Hauer-Houtrow Algorithm in a specialty clinic for children with special healthcare needs. Background: Children with severe neurological impairment (SNI) have a significant redu...
12 Assessment of Proposed Death Reporting-on-FHIR AppHerrmann, Jennifer2019POSTER
13 Barriers to Submitting Patient Cases to a Behavioral Health ECHO ProgramDavis, Mikyla2019POSTER
14 Challenges Faced by Newly Hired Diverse NursesSchmelter, Luanna2019POSTER
15 Chronic Pain Treatment Guideline for Emergency Department Providers in an Urban Community HospitalWeir, Kim2019Problem: Chronic pain affects over 100 million adults in the United States. Opioids are commonly used to manage chronic pain with substance abuse and narcotic overdose being on the rise and of national concern. Emergency department (ED) providers are on the frontlines in treating patients with chron...
16 Chronic Pain: A Guideline to Support Providers and Inform PatientsWeir, Kim2019POSTER
17 Cleaning of Cell Phones in the Neonatal Intensive Care UnitWood, Kari M.2019POSTER
18 Cleaning of Cell Phones in the Neonatal Intensive Care UnitWood, Kari M.2019Problem: Mobile devices are known to harbor bacteria and viruses. Since these devices, including cell phones, are now more common in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), it can be postulated that thorough cleaning of these devices may help protect immunocompromised neonates. This project explore...
19 Developing a Code Blue Simulation Experience in Labor and DeliveryWhite, Georgette L.2019Over 700 women die each year due to pregnancy and delivery complications and most of these maternal deaths could have been prevented. It is imperative that Labor and Delivery nurses are prepared for a medical emergency to provide the best care possible. The purpose of this continuous improvement pro...
20 Developing a Marijuana Counseling Module to Improve Mental and Physical Health OutcomesSpeed, Michael2019Problem/Background: Many years of recent United States military conflict have produced a large number of experienced combat veterans who face the challenge of reintegrating back into a civilian lifestyle. Mental health conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are common among these v...
21 Developing a Standardized Nursing Shift Handoff Tool for Use in an Psychiatric Inpatient SettingFitzwilliam, Julie2019POSTER
22 Developing Code Blue Simulation for the Labor and Delivery NurseWhite, Georgette L.2019POSTER
23 The Development of a Diabetes Toolkit for Latino Adults with Type 2 Diabetes MellitusLewis, Erika2019This paper discusses a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) project conducted at two Latino community clinics-Consultorio Medico Hispano (CMH)-in metro Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of this project was to address the problem of culturally relevant resources for the Spanish-speaking adult population w...
24 Development of Neurocritical eLearning Modules for NICU Nurses & Neonatal Nurse PractitionersHearne, Jennifer2019POSTER
25 The Development of Neurocritical eLearning Modules for NICU Nurses and Neonatal Nurse PractitionersHearne, Jennifer Ann2019Problem: Infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at increased risk for varying degrees of neurological injury that can ultimately result in morbidities. NICU registered nurses (RNs) and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) are key stakeholders in providing neonates with appropriate neu...
26 Difficult Urinary Catheter GuidelinesStromness, Lori2019POSTER
27 Difficult Urinary Catheter Navigation GuidelinesStromness, Lori2019Background: Knowledge, confidence, and proficiency are paramount for patient safety during urinary catheter (UC) placement, especially when placement becomes difficult. Placement is difficult when the first attempt is not successful. Nurses encountering difficult UC placements are left to try again,...
28 Early Sepsis Intervention and Education with EMS TeamsWoodruff, Whitney S.2019POSTER
29 Educating Women's Healthcare Providers on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary CareWann, Aurelia R.2019Transgender and gender non-binary (TGNB) individuals experience significantly greater disparities related to healthcare access than their cisgender-identifying with the gender to which one was assigned at birth- counterparts (James, Rankin, Keisling, Mottet, & Anafi, 2016). The minority stress model...
30 Effect of a Clinical Prescribing Guideline on Benzodiazepine Prescription RatesJolley, Dana2019POSTER
31 Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention to Increase ICU Nurses' Delirium Knowledge and Documentation of the CAM-ICU ToolLathem, Mallory2019POSTER
32 Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention to Increase ICU Nurses' Delirium Knowledge and Documentation of the CAM-ICU ToolLathem, Mallory2019Delirium leads to increased intensive care unit (ICU) patient morbidity and mortality, longer length of stay, and increased healthcare costs. Undetected delirium and unmanaged risk factors that contribute to the development of delirium are a significant issue in ICUs. The purpose of this project was...
33 The Effects of a Diabetes Educational ToolkitLewis, Erika2019POSTER
34 The Effects of a Postpartum Hemorrhage Checklist on Provider Self-EfficacyCrowther, Shawn2019The United States has seen an increase in postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) rates in recent years from 2.3% (n = 85,954) to 2.9% (n = 124,708). In an effort to reduce the incidence of PPH, checklists are being used with increased frequency in many hospitals in the United States and worldwide. The purpose ...
35 Evaluation and Management of Neuropathy: A Guide for Primary Care ProvidersKuhn, Cassie J.2019POSTER
36 Evaluation and Management of Neuropathy: A Guide for Primary Care ProvidersKuhn, Cassie J.2019Patients with neuropathic symptoms often seek initial evaluation in primary care. Primary care providers face challenges in evaluating and managing neuropathic symptoms; subsequently, patients with neuropathic symptoms may be underdiagnosed or undermanaged. Current existing treatment guidelines lack...
37 Evaluation of the Experience of the Hotspotting Program on Complex Care Individuals in Salt Lake CountyCochrane, Ryan K.2019POSTER
38 Evaluation of the Experience of the Hotspotting Program on Complex Care Individuals in Salt Lake CountyCochrane, Ryan K.2019Healthcare costs are exceedingly high and continue to rise in the United States. Individuals with complex care needs are the most vulnerable to utilizing healthcare services that are inefficient and ineffective. The Camden Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Model was applied to identified complex...
39 Flight Paramedics Can Safely Administer Blood Products to Trauma Patients: Decreasing the Time to Blood Administration Improves Patient OutcomesFoley, Jenifer2019POSTER
40 Flight Paramedics Can Safely Administer Blood Products to Trauma Patients: Decreasing the Time to Blood Administration Improves Patient OutcomesFoley, Jenifer2019Background and Objectives Early administration of blood products to trauma patients in the prehospital setting is associated with improved outcomes. Paramedics are vital components of many flight teams but do not receive education on blood administration in their education track. The literature indi...
41 Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT) During Inpatient Psychiatric (IPSY) HospitalizationStaheli, Kendra2019POSTER
42 Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group Development Utilized to Decrease Rates of Suicidal Ideation During HospitalizationStaheli, Kendra2019Background: Suicide is a concerning problem. Suicidality is linked to avoidance of mental health problems such as rising depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation (SI). Psychotherapy and healthy coping skills can be used to lessen avoidance of mental health problems. There are limited therapeutic m...
43 Human Papillomavirus VaccineBaptiste, Farah Jn2019POSTER
44 Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Addressing Vaccine Knowledge and Hesitancy in African RefugeesBaptiste, Farah Jn2019Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus that can cause many cancers. Although HPV vaccines have proven beneficial in preventing some cancers and some countries have noticed a sharp decline in HPV infection where there is high vaccine coverage, many parents still choose not to vaccinate their ch...
45 Identification & Reporting Unsafe ConditionsRussell, Jamie2019POSTER
46 Identification and Reporting Unsafe ConditionsRussell, Jamie2019Patient safety continues to be a point of focus for healthcare leaders in the United States (US). Despite longstanding efforts regarding patient safety in US hospitals, preventable medical errors continue. Within the healthcare industry, reliability is seemingly viewed as a top priority when caring ...
47 Impacting Antibiotic Stewardship through Correct Antibiotic Allergy DocumentationMoffitt, Lauren2019POSTER
48 Impacting Antibiotic Stewardship Through Correct Antibiotic Allergy DocumentationMoffitt, Lauren2019Problem: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017), 20-50% of all antibiotics prescribed in United States acute care hospitals are unnecessary or inappropriate. A simple way to prevent the misuse of antibiotics, is accurate documentation and review of patients' antibiotic al...
49 Implementation of a Benzodiazepine Clinical Practice Guideline in an Outpatient Mental Health SettingJolley, Dana2019In the treatment of mental health disorders, the use of benzodiazepines is increasingly falling out of favor due to rising evidence concerning the risk of abuse and dependence. Despite the evidence against such use of benzodiazepines, there is a lack of provider-focused intervention designed to disc...
50 Implementation of a DBT Graduate GroupLeggett, Sarah C.2019POSTER
51 Implementation of a Depression Screening Tool in a Primary Care Clinic for Better Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in VeteransHeaps, Austin2019Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders seen by primary care providers in the United States and affects approximately 8% of the U.S. population (CDC, 2012). Depression is often seen more in low-income and low-social support populations, and it is often underdiagnosed and undertr...
52 Implementation of a Diabetes Self-Management Education and Collaborative Goal Setting Intervention in the Primary Care Setting for Patients with Poorly Controlled DiabetesThurston, Ryan2019The purpose of this project was to evaluate the implementation of a diabetes self-management education (DMSE) and collaborative goal setting (CGS) intervention in the primary care setting for patients with poorly controlled diabetes. Patients with a hemoglobin A1c (A1C) > 7% met with a registered di...
53 Implementation of a Preconception Education Campaign in Primary CareMoffitt, Austen2019Problem: In the United States, 50% of pregnancies are unplanned and maternal death rates are increasing. Preconception education informs women before pregnancy about healthy lifestyle behaviors to promote healthy pregnancies and avoid complications. Delivery of preconception health education to pati...
54 Implementation of Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines within an Army Combat Support HospitalWhaley, Kira S.2019POSTER
55 Implementation of Primary Care Clinical Practice Guidelines within an Army Combat Support HospitalWhaley, Kira S.2019Background: In 2017, the 328th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) failed to identify and utilize Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) during a pre-deployment training exercise. In 2018, this failure led to the 328th CSH Battalion Commander to direct all hospital departments to create, update, or revise al...
56 Implementing a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Graduate Group to Improve Knowledge of DBT SkillsLeggett, Sarah C.2019Problem. Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) struggle to strengthen and generalize coping skills after completing a 7-month dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills group. A formal process addressing how to increase knowledge of DBT skills after completing this group is lacking. Met...
57 Implementing a Hand Hygiene Program in a Rural Elementary SchoolGreenhalgh, Trent2019POSTER
58 Implementing a Hand Hygiene Program in a Rural Elementary SchoolGreenhalgh, Trent2019In the United States of America 66% of children in the public-school system, will miss school due to illness or injury (Nandrup-Bus, 2009). The purpose of this project was to implement a hand hygiene program to help reduce the number of absences in a rural elementary school by improving knowledge an...
59 Implementing a Minimal Stimulation Guideline to Decrease the Risk of Intraventricular HemorrhageTingey, Cameron L.2019Background: Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in preterm infants. It is a condition most often affecting infants born less than 32 weeks' gestation, and more likely occurring with decreasing gestational age. The majority of IVH occurs during the firs...
60 Implementing After Visit Summaries (AVS) for Low Socioeconomic PatientsRolfe, Brandilyn2019POSTER
61 Implementing After Visit Summaries for Low Socioeconomic Patients at a Free ClinicRolfe, Brandilyn2019Background: Patient recall and understanding of healthcare information received from a provider at an appointment is less than satisfactory. Factors that increase these barriers include, poor health literacy, low socioeconomic status, language barriers, complicated medical jargon and the sheer volum...
62 Implementing an Automated PHQ-9 into an EMR Using Leadership and TheoryScheese, Carolyn2019POSTER
63 Implementing An Educational Module for Clinicians About the Effects of Marijuana UseSpeed, Michael2019POSTER
64 Implementing Minimal Stimulation Guidelines to Decrease the Risk of IVHTingey, Cameron L.2019POSTER
65 Implementing Motivational Interviewing skills to improve compliance in Diabetes patientsSturgis, Gayle2019POSTER
66 Improve Mobility in the ICUElmer, Chantelle2019POSTER
67 Improved Knowledge of Pulmonary Hypertension Diagnosis Via Echocardiogram and Clinician InterpretationHooper, Sara2019Problem/Background: Pulmonary hypertension is a frequent diagnosis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which can be clinically challenging to diagnose. An echocardiogram is a non-invasive heart ultrasound which is the screening test of choice for pulmonary hypertension. However, the elements...
68 Improved Screening of Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Room on MauiBentley, Joshua R.; Palmer, Molly; Johnson, Michael2019POSTER
69 Improved Screening of Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Room on MauiBentley, Joshua R.2019Psychiatric patients who present as suicidal in the main rural emergency room on Maui are not being evaluated with a standard and reliable screening tool. This creates unreliable admission criteria and inconsistent outcomes for patients. Several patients who would have benefitted from admission were...
70 Improvement of Rapid Response Training in the Urgent CareHorito, Breanna2019Rapid response teams have been shown to improve patient outcomes in medical emergencies. As community clinics expand to include urgent care departments, there is an increased likelihood of medical emergencies occurring within clinics. In response to this change, this project designed and implemented...
71 Improvement of Team Based Communication for Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM)Stock, Cherysh; Esplin, Sean; Yale, Jocelyn2019POSTER
72 Improvement of Team Based Communication for Electronic Fetal Monitoring Interpretation and Interventions in Labor and DeliveryStock, Cherysh; Esplin, Sean; Yale, Jocelyn2019Background Team-based education has been shown to improve outcomes in many different fields of medicine. There have been very few studies done on team based education on a Labor and Delivery Unit and the improvements that can be seen. Objectives To compare the rates of optimal care vs suboptimal car...
73 Improving Accurate Use and Evaluating Efficacy of a Neonatal Sepsis Screening ToolElliott, Elizabeth2019Problem: Non-compliant and inaccurate use of a neonatal sepsis screening tool has hindered statistical validation and dissemination of this neonatal early warning system. The purpose of this project was to improve compliant and accurate use of this screening tool, then evaluate the tool's efficacy i...
74 Improving Asthma Control and Quality of Life in Adolescents Through Access to a Mobile AppMelonakos, Quincey2019POSTER
75 Improving Asthma Control and Quality of Life in Adolescents Through Access to a Mobile AppMelonakos, Quincey2019Asthma is the most common chronic pediatric condition and affects 8.3% of children in the United States. The episodic nature of this chronic disease requires careful self-management in order to monitor symptoms, take medications correctly, and avoid triggers. Adolescent patients may lack the organiz...
76 Improving Care to Women Experiencing Pregnancy LossLawson, Jamie L.2019POSTER
77 Improving Care Transitions with Follow-up CallsThomas-Robertson, Marsha2019POSTER
78 Improving Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in VeteransHeaps, Austin2019POSTER
79 Improving Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension in the NICUHooper, Sara2019POSTER
80 Improving Mental Health Outcomes of Juvenile OffendersButler, Tonya M.2019POSTER
81 Improving Mental Health Resource Education in Graduate StudentsWilkes, Shannon2019POSTER
82 Improving Midwifery Care for Women Experiencing Pregnancy Loss: A Clinical GuidelineLawson, Jamie L.2019Pregnancy loss is a common occurrence and has profound, long-term psychological, physical, social and financial impacts on women and their families. Women report negative experiences with healthcare providers during management of pregnancy loss, including confusing information, inappropriate languag...
83 Improving Nurse Managed Wound Care in Urgent CareGrange, Angela2019Frequent follow-up visits for wound care due to substandard nurse-managed wound care in urgent care settings has been attributed to a lack of education and standardization of care. The purpose of this project was to improve knowledge and increase confidence in nurses who provide wound care in the ta...
84 Improving Nurse Managed Wound Care in Urgent Care SettingsGrange, Angela2019POSTER
85 Improving Oral Health For Underinsured Women At First Prenatal VisitCobrand, Phillip C; Penney, Debra2019POSTER
86 Improving Oral Health For Underinsured Women At First Prenatal VisitCobrand, Phillip C.2019BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease contributes to gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, preterm labor, and low birth weight in pregnancy. Women with low socioeconomic status often lack access to dental services and have low dental health literacy and practice. Dental treatment is safe during pregnancy an...
87 Improving Parental Understanding and Comfort to Care for Children with Spina Bifida: An Audiovisual Educational ToolHolden, Laura2019Problem/Background: Spina bifida (SB) is a neural tube defect that occurs during the first month of development of the fetus in which the spinal column does not form normally. Through informal feedback from parents of children with SB and local Spina Bifida Clinic (SBC) providers, due to the overwhe...
88 Improving Patient Access Through Project ECHOMoyers, Landon2019Problem: Access to psychiatric care is limited across the Intermountain West with less than half of the number of psychiatric providers needed to meet the needs of the population. The purpose of this Quality Improvement (QI) project was to increase access to psychiatric care in a regional hospital i...
89 Improving Patient Outcomes Through Shared Governance and Professional Development of Informal LeadersPatterson, Melinda2019One of the major issues facing the nursing workforce is how to engage and retain nurses. Nurse leaders need to provide a workplace that is focused on professional development, shared governance and a supportive environment. When leaders support staff and shared governance by utilizing transformation...
90 Improving Patient Outcomes Through Shared Governance and Professional Development of Informal LeadersPatterson, Melinda2019POSTER
91 Improving Patient Safety: Decreasing NSAID Adverse Effects by Educating Providers About Appropriate NSAID Prescribing PracticesFialkowski, Kara2019Background: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most widely used analgesics prescribed by primary care providers (Brattwall, Turan, & Jackobson, 2010). Use of NSAIDs increase patient risk for cardiovascular events and gastrointestinal bleeding. These risks are increased with...
92 Improving Postpartum Depression Screening and ReferralsGarrett, Heather2019POSTER
93 Improving Postpartum Depression Screening and ReferralsGarrett, Heather2019Depression is the most common complication associated with the childbearing process, and delayed or inadequate treatment can be detrimental for mother, child and family. Depressive symptoms during postpartum can vary, and the use of a standardized screening tool can aide clinicians in evaluating the...
94 Improving Postpartum Hemorrhage Management in a Rural SettingDuBois, Jackie2019The leading cause of maternal death worldwide is postpartum hemorrhage, followed by hypertensive disorders, infection, complications with delivery, and unsafe abortions. Globally, hundreds of women die every day in childbirth due to these causes, and in 2015, there were 45,000 maternal deaths in Ind...
95 Improving Postpartum Hemorrhage Management in a Rural Setting Through Simulation-based TrainingDuBois, Jackie2019POSTER
96 Improving Prenatal Care for Pregnancy after LossTravis, Brooklynne Olds2019POSTER
97 Improving Prenatal Spina Bifida Education through an Educational Video ToolHolden, Laura2019POSTER
98 Improving Primary Care Provider Advance Care Planning AwarenessMorholt, Michelle Eva2019POSTER
99 Improving Primary Care Provider Advance Care Planning AwarenessMorholt, Michelle Eva2019Background: Advanced care planning (ACP) is a proactive process that helps assure individual's values, preferences, end-of-life goals are identified, communicated, and honored throughout their entire lifespan. Nearly 75% of Americans do not have advanced directives (AD) that outline these preference...
100 Improving Provider Awareness and Utilization of Massage Therapy in PTSDTaylor, Allyson2019POSTER
101 Improving Provider Awareness and Utilization of Massage Therapy in Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Taylor, Allyson2019On average, 23% of veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, (PTSD) and 22 veterans die from suicide each day (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2018) as a result of it. Current first-line treatment for PTSD is psychotherapy to address the cognitive patterns associated with PTSD...
102 Improving Screening and Referral of Psychiatric Outpatients with Eating Disorder through Implementation of ToolkitBalmforth, Kelsie2019POSTER
103 Improving Screening and Referral of Psychiatric Outpatients with Eating Disorder through Implementation of ToolkitBalmforth, Kelsie2019Eating disorders (ED) affect between 20-30 million people within the United States, and the prevalence of these disorders is increasing. Approximately 97% of individuals with ED have one or more co-occurring psychiatric conditions related to depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Mental health pr...
104 Improving the Prenatal Care of Women with a History of Stillbirth or Intrauterine Fetal Demise: An Educational Module for Prenatal Care ProvidersTravis, Brooklynne Olds2019The overarching goal of this project is to increase the knowledge and sensitivity of prenatal care providers toward pregnant women with a history of stillbirth or intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) through the development and implementation of an educational training module. The vast majority of women...
105 Improving the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the EDWunder, Cleary2019POSTER
106 Improving Transition Planning in Adolescent Psychiatric Care to Enhance Mental Health OutcomesFreund-Begley, Kelli2019Background: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the current transition planning process in an adolescent psychiatric day treatment program in Utah and develop recommendations to improve transitions to outpatient care. Adolescents experience mental health disorders and rec...
107 Improving Type II Workplace Violence Prevention in the Outpatient Free Clinic SettingLo, Brittany A.2019From 2011-2013, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that approximately 75% of 25,000 workplace violence (WPV) events occurred in healthcare and social service settings. Most research addressing WPV in healthcare has focused on inpatient hospital settings and there is a paucity of information...
108 Improving Use and Evaluating Efficacy of a Neonatal Sepsis Screening ToolElliott, Elizabeth2019POSTER
109 Improving Warfarin Patient ComplianceMauss, Mackenzie2019POSTER
110 Improving Warfarin Patient ComplianceMauss, Mackenzie E.2019All patients taking warfarin (Coumadin) require regular blood checks for clotting time (International Normalized Ratio or INR), but many patients are not compliant due to various reasons including lack of medication education or barriers prohibiting the return for lab testing. The purpose of this qu...
111 Increasing Access to Psychiatric Care: Project ECHOMoyers, Landon2019POSTER
112 Increasing Afghani-American Women's Awareness of Cervical Cancer PreventionSafi, Nabilah, Penney, Debra2019POSTER
113 Increasing Afghani-American Women's Awareness of Cervical Cancer PreventionSafi, Nabilah2019Background: Worldwide cervical cancer (CC) is the fourth most common cancer occurring in women. Each year in the U.S., approximately 12,000 women are newly diagnosed with CC. Up to 93% of CC cases can be prevented through routine screening and prevention. Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the main caus...
114 Increasing Anticipatory Guidance Discussions Among Parents of Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes to Promote Transitional CareBills, Victoria; Allen, Nancy A.; Litchman, Michelle; McDowell, Megan2019POSTER
115 Increasing Anticipatory Guidance Discussions Among Parents of Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes to Promote Transitional CareBills, Victoria2019Background: Transitioning adolescents with type one diabetes (T1D) are at increased risk for reduced continuity of care, long term complications, poor glycemic control, and hospitalizations. Education programs have been found to improve knowledge; strengthen relationships among the parent, provider,...
116 Increasing Awareness of Mental Health StigmaEllsworth, Erin2019POSTER
117 Increasing Awareness of Mental Health Stigma Among Acute Care NursesFalor, Erin Ellsworth2019Mental illness is an increasingly prevalent health concern with 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiencing some form of mental illness each year. Stigma is often associated with mental illness and creates a barrier for attaining quality care and it can negatively impact readmission and recovery...
118 Increasing Dementia Training in Long-Term CareEarnest, Aubree M.2019POSTER
119 Increasing Dementia Training in Long-Term Care: A Person-Centered, Non-Pharmacological ApproachEarnest, Aubree M.2019Background: Approximately 64% of residents living in long-term care (LTC) settings have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Many will exhibit challenging behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) such as agitation, wandering, anxiety, and delusions. Highly t...
120 Increasing Early Identification and Reporting of Condition Changes in Post-Acute Long-Term CareCoulam, Benjamin G.2019Background: Potentially avoidable hospitalizations (PAH) in post-acute long-term care (PALTC) settings contribute to increased morbidity and mortality of older adults. Previous quality improvement research and projects have led to the creation of programs and tools that have been successful at reduc...
121 Increasing Identification and Reporting of Condition Changes in Post-Acute Long-Term CareCoulam, Benjamin2019POSTER
122 Increasing Mental Health Resource Education for Graduate School Students, Faculty, and StaffWilkes, Shannon2019The declining mental health of graduate students is a large concern nationally, with University of Utah students demonstrating higher depression and anxiety than the national average. Many university resources available to recognize and prevent mental health problems are underutilized. Through this ...
123 Increasing Resiliency and Reducing Burnout through Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)Hanna, Elizabeth2019POSTER
124 Increasing Rural High School Faculty Engagement in Adolescent Suicide PreventionWarren, Shawn L.2019POSTER
125 Increasing Rural High School Faculty Engagement in Preventing Adolescent Suicide: A Quality Improvement ProjectWarren, Shawn L.2019Problem: Adolescent suicides continue to occur even though measures have been taken to help with their prevention. Adolescent male suicides increased by 31 percent and female suicides doubled between 2007 to 2015 (Center for Disease Control, 2017). Schools have been identified as an excellent place ...
126 Increasing the Number of Umbilical Cord Blood and Stem Cell DonationsCurtis, Tessa2019Nearly 95% of all stem cells from umbilical cords and placentas from live births become medical waste. There is a need for this type of stem cell for research and a variety of established and experimental treatments. The purpose of this project was to increase the number of umbilical cord blood stem...
127 Initiative for Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in the Emergency SettingNye, Jace2019POSTER
128 Initiative for Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Practices in the Emergency SettingNye, Jace2019The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has been a health concern for years and effects people all over the world. While improvements have been made in antimicrobial stewardship, progress continues to be slow in preventing inappropriate prescriptions. There remains a need to assess and improve antimic...
129 Inpatient Hyperglycemia Management by PharmacistsMahamat, Zara2019POSTER
130 Inpatient Hyperglycemia Management by Pharmacy; HyperglycemiaMahamat, Zara2019Hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients with or without a prior diagnosis of diabetes can lead to adverse events, re-hospitalizations, and increased morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to determine if implementing a pharmacist-driven protocol could improve the management of hypergl...
131 Integrated Critical Care Staffing Model Utilizing Advanced Practice Clinician's and PhysiciansRandall, Rachel2019Problem: Intensive care units (ICUs) are facing a staffing dilemma as there is a simultaneous increase in elderly patients and a decrease in available intensivists. Two specific consequences stemming from the imbalance of provider and patient ratio include caregiver and compassion burnout. Assessing...
132 Integration of Acute Huntsman at Home™ into Emergency Care: A Systematic Implementation PlanHo, Nancy2019POSTER
133 Integration of APCs in the ICURandall, Rachel2019POSTER
134 Intermittent Catheterization Education Toolkit and Competency ChecklistLynch, Nicole2019POSTER
135 Intermittent Catheterization Education Toolkit and Competency ChecklistLynch, Nicole2019Background: Patients with neurogenic bladder have dysfunction to the bladder wall and urethral sphincter causing the loss of bladder function and the need for some form of bladder management. Intermittent catheterization is the gold standard of treatment but has poor compliance. Purpose: This schola...
136 Knee and Hip OA: Use of Guidelines for Conservative ManagementShurtleff, William B.2019POSTER
137 Making the Connection for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patients Through Improved Knowledge and Screening at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Medical CenterLundquist, Margaret E.2019Problem Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is an underrecognized heritable connective tissue disorder (HCTD) that presents with joint hypermobility, hyperextensible skin, tissue fragility, and can also have widespread systemic manifestations. A knowledge gap among providers leads to lengthy delays in diag...
138 MHNPs in Behavioral Health Access CentersDiamond, Alex2019POSTER
139 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to Reduce Burnout & Increase Resiliency in Med-Surg NursesHanna, Elizabeth2019A nursing shortage is predicted to grow over the next 20 years, with many nurses retiring and too few to replace them, making retention a critical issue. Previous studies have demonstrated the utility of mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) programs to reduce burnout and are being used to reduc...
140 Miscarriage in the Emergency Department: A Guideline for Emergency Room Nurses in the Emotional Care of the Miscarrying PatientAnderson, Autumn2019POSTER
141 Miscarriage in the Emergency Department: A Guideline for Emergency Room Nurses in the Emotional Care of the Miscarrying PatientAnderson, Autumn2019Problem: Fifteen percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and many of the women experiencing a miscarriage will seek treatment in an emergency department. Those who seek care in the emergency department may receive adequate medical management, but the staff is ill-prepared to handle the emotion...
142 NSAIDS: Harmful or Hurtful? What are Your Prescribing Practices?Fialkowski, Kara2019POSTER
143 Nurse Leader Resiliency: Arming Nurse Leaders with the Skills and Strategies to LeadBecker, Benjamin2019POSTER
144 Nurse Leader Resiliency: Arming Nurse Leaders with the Skills and Strategies to LeadBecker, Benjamin2019The current rate of change in healthcare is increasing daily and with it adding additional stress to nurses and nurse leaders. Without the appropriate skills, nurse leaders themselves are not prepared to be resilient in the face of the increased stress and pressure that comes with change. This proje...
145 Palliative Care Utilization and Advance Care Planning in End-Stage Liver DiseaseFreudenberg, Anna2019POSTER
146 Palliative Care Utilization and Advance Care Planning in End-Stage Liver Disease: A Quality Improvement ProjectFreudenberg, Anna2019Problem: Patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) have high mortality, symptom burden, and healthcare utilization. Palliative care and advance care planning support patients' healthcare goals, improve quality of life, and decrease healthcare costs; however, utilization of these services are ofte...
147 Patterns of Health Care Utilization by Infants with Neonatal Abstinence SyndromeNewton, Anjeanette2019Objective. The opioid crisis in the United States has led to an increase in infants diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). There is a lack of information regarding the use of pediatric follow-up care by infants diagnosed with NAS. The purpose of this project was to analyze healthcare uti...
148 Post-Visit Follow-Up Call: A Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Return Visits and Improve Outcomes in an Acute Care Oncology ClinicThomas-Robertson, Marsha2019Background: Failure to effectively communicate at discharge can lead to ineffective care transitions, adverse events and repeat visits. Potentially avoidable visits contribute to rising costs and poor patient experience. Follow-up calls to patients transitioning from an inpatient hospitalization to ...
149 Preconception Education Campaign in Primary CareMoffitt, Austen2019POSTER
150 Prelabor Rupture of Membranes Management: A Retrospective Chart ReviewRundell, Claire2019POSTER
151 Prelabor Rupture of Membranes Management: A Retrospective Chart ReviewRundell, Claire2019Aims: This quality improvement project sought to identify trends in management of pregnant patients with prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) within a midwifery practice in the intermountain west. Background: PROM occurs in 8-11% of term pregnant women and nearly 95% of women will start to spontaneo...
152 Promoting Opioid Awareness in a Level IV NICUKendall, Allison2019POSTER
153 Protocol Development for an Emergency Department at an Urban Utah HospitalHansen, Erik S.2019Pediatric head trauma protocols have been shown to decrease unnecessary imaging for patients being evaluated for a head trauma in the emergency department. The purpose of this project was to assess the current imaging and treatment practices of the providers at an urban medical center and to develop...
154 Protocol Development for Pediatric Head Trauma in an Emergency DepartmentHansen, Erik2019POSTER
155 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners in Behavioral Health Access Centers: A Collaborative Staffing ModelDiamond, Alex2019Suicide is a leading cause of death worldwide (Miller et al., 2017). In general, hospital emergency departments (ED) are seeing increases in visits for behavioral health reasons (Cooke, 2017). To free up ED resources for more timely treatment of critical care patients, hospitals have begun opening b...
156 Quality Improvement Project for Early Sepsis Iintervention and Education with Pre-Hospital EMS TeamsWoodruff, Whitney S.2019In the United States, sepsis is currently the third leading cause of death, and the number one leading cause of death of hospitalized patients (CDC, 2018; HCUP, 2016). Each year the United States pays over 27.4 billion dollars in the management and treatment of hospitalized patients with sepsis (HCU...
157 RE-AIM Framework for Evaluating Peri-operative Nozin®: A Topical Nasal AntisepticKinikini, Susana2019POSTER
158 RE-AIM Framework for Evaluating Peri-operative Nozin®: A Topical Nasal AntisepticKinikini, Susanna2019POSTER
159 RE-AIM Framework for Evaluating Perioperative Nozin®: A Topical Nasal AntisepticKinikini, Susanna2019Purpose: This project sought to evaluate the process of implementation and the usefulness of Nozin® in reducing surgical site infections using the RE-AIM framework. Evaluation of an intervention often takes place during implementation to give insight into research as a foundation to clinical practi...
160 Readiness Assessment for Extubation Planning for Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement InitiativeJohnny, Jace D.2019Problem/Background: Extubation failure (EF) is the need for reintubation within 48 hours after a planned extubation in patients meeting weaning criteria from mechanical ventilation (MV). The incidence rate varies in the literature but has a statistically significant correlation with mortality, prolo...
161 Readiness Assessment for Extubation Planning: A QI InitiativeJohnny, Jace D.2019POSTER
162 Recognition and Diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in the VALundquist, Margaret E.2019POSTER
163 Reducing Burnout Through VolunteerismShelley, Stacey S.2019POSTER
164 Reducing Nurse Burnout Through VolunteerismShelley, Stacey2019Problem: Burnout in nursing occurs at an alarming rate and can pose negative outcomes on patient safety. Burnout can also lead to nurses taking time off from work or leave the workforce altogether. Nurses do not always have access to resources to decrease burnout symptoms which only compounds the pr...
165 SBIRT in Psychotherapy: A Quality Improvement ProjectJudd, Christian M.2019POSTER
166 Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in Psychotherapy: A Quality Improvement Project for Alcohol Use in PsychotherapyJudd, Christian M.2019Substance abuse is a major problem in the United States. Previous research indicates that the use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for alcohol use improves outcomes in at-risk patients. The purpose of this study was to determine if using a SBIRT toolkit could reduc...
167 Shared Decision-Making (SDM): Improving Providers' Engagement in the Adoption of SDMMartineau, Eun Young2019POSTER
168 Shared Decision-Making: Improving Providers' Engagement in the Adoption of SDMMartineau, Eun Young2019Shared-Decision Making (SDM) is a collaborative process that involves a patient and a provider working together to make a decision based on evidence-based information and the patient's needs, preferences, and values. Multiple studies have found SDM practice improves patient satisfaction, treatment a...
169 Should the State of Utah Adopt the APRN Compact?Smith, Kenneth E.2019Providing healthcare to underserved and rural communities is a challenge. Solutions to this challenge include the use of technology and the inclusion of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). Ongoing research shows that healthcare provided by APRNs is equal to that provided by physicians. Addi...
170 Simulation for Mental Health Care Providers Treating Transgender Veterans: A Practice Improvement ProjectGarso, Daemon2019Background: Transgender patients, including transgender veterans, face structural and personal discrimination in every level of society. The same discrimination is well documented in healthcare settings despite policies and education in universities and employment settings that encourage cultural co...
171 Simulation Improving Transgender Veteran CareGarso, Daemon2019POSTER
172 Simulation Methodology to Teach Behavioral Emergency Response Teams De-EscalationLassche, Madeline L.2019POSTER
173 Standardizing Post-Operative Pain Management in the NICU: A Pilot StudyBirkeland, Angela H.2019POSTER
174 Standardizing Post-Operative Pain Management in the NICU: A Pilot StudyBirkeland, Angela H.2019Background: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all institutions have written pain management guidelines to standardize the management of neonatal pain to improve pain management practices and to increase patient safety. Despite the increased awareness and evidence-based recommendatio...
175 Standardizing the Content of Nursing Shift-To-Shift Report to Improve the Quality of Communication Among Healthcare Providers on an Inpatient Psychiatric UnitFitzwilliam, Julie2019Introduction: Nurse-to-nurse shift handoffs are highly vulnerable to communication failures that can threaten patient safety and continuity of care. Nurses working in various settings recognize this gap and report low satisfaction with shift handoff communication, but evidence to guide quality impro...
176 Timely Antibiotic AdministrationCollier, Natalie2019POSTER
177 Timely Antibiotics Administration: Impact of Clinical Process on Barriers Delaying Time to Antibiotic Administration in Septic NICU PatientsCollier, Natalie2019A retrospective chart review identifying potential barriers to timely antibiotic administration was performed on 51 individual patients who presented with clinical sepsis in 2017- 2018. Prior to the education and implementation of the clinical process in Fall 2018, a survey was conducted to obtain a...
178 Trans and Gender Non-Binary Education for ProvidersWann, Aurelia R.2019POSTER
179 Transition Planning in Psychiatric CareFreund-Begley, Kelli2019POSTER
180 The Treatment of Opioid Addiction in the ED: Suboxone Education Module to Improve Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Opioid AddictionWunder, Cleary2019Background. Opioids killed over 42,000 individuals in 2016. In Utah alone, 23 individuals die each month from overdose. To combat the opioid crisis, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act was signed into law, which created coordinated and balanced strategies for communities. However, more inte...
181 Understanding Challenges Faced by Newly Hired Diverse NursesSchmelter, Luanna2019Nursing does not appear to have an inclusive environment conducive to cultural/racial/ethnic diversity in the workplace. This needs assessment evaluated the challenges faced by newly hired, diverse nurses working in a hospital setting, and provided contextually relevant information to aid the develo...
182 Use of Motivational Interviewing Skills to Increase Diabetic Type 2 ComplianceSturgis, Gayle2019Diabetes is a chronic disease in which patients suffer from low compliance with medical advice. Healthcare professionals are able to motivate diabetes self-management adherence, but sometimes lack the knowledge and resources needed to apply evidenced-based approaches. In this quality improvement pro...
183 Use of Standardized Guidelines for Non-Surgical Management of Knee and Hip OsteoarthritisShurtleff, William B.2019Background: Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition that is increasing in prevalence in the general adult population worldwide. Although established clinical guidelines exist, there are multiple barriers to guideline implementation. Osteoarthritis and its related costs also have a significant imp...
184 Using Leadership Principles and Theory to Implement an Automated PHQ-9 into an EMRScheese, Carolyn2019Universal screening of patients with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) depression screening tool can help identify those who may be at risk for suicide. This quality improvement (QI) project assesses the effectiveness of implementing and automating the PHQ-9 into an Electronic Medical Record ...
185 Using Simulation Methodology to Teach De-escalation Techniques and Behavioral Emergency ResponseLassche, Madeline L.2019The purpose of this project was to educate behavioral emergency response team (BERT) members in de-escalation techniques using best practices in simulation methodology. The goal was to increase confidence in dealing with potentially violent situations. The University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics ha...
186 Utah and the APRN Interstate Licensing CompactSmith, Kenneth R.2019POSTER
187 Validation for Newly Implemented Electronic Medical Record Chemotherapy Power PlansEckersley, Amanda2019Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) were made with the intention of increasing patient safety and improving the quality of care one receives. Unfortunately, this has not been the case with Electronic Medical Records. The EMR actually increases the risk of medical errors in the first two years after im...
188 Validation of Chemotherapy Power PlansEckersley, Amanda2019POSTER
189 Workplace Violence Prevention in the Outpatient ClinicLo, Brittany A.2019POSTER
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