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1 A Framework for Providers and Nurses: Standardizing Interdisciplinary Patient Rounds Further Improving Collaborative CommunicationSearle, Alexia R.2020POSTER
2 A Framework for Providers and Nurses: Standardizing Interdisciplinary Patient Rounds Further Improving Collaborative CommunicationSearle, Alexia R.2020Background: When it comes to patient rounds, there continues to be a lack of team communication between medical providers and Registered Nurses. Nationally, only 30% of patient rounds take place with both medical providers and Registered Nurses present. This lack of interdisciplinary communication i...
3 A Post-Operative Pain Management Guideline for Opioid Exposed NeonatesPabst, Erin; Rigby, Marilyn; Ling, Con Lee; Birkeland, Angie2020POSTER
4 A Post-Operative Pain Management Guideline for Opioid Exposed NeonatesPabst, Erin2020Background:Neonates are commonly prescribed opioids in the NICU for pain management. Prolonged opiate exposure can lead to increased drug tolerance and/or dependence, and result in higher total opiate exposure and suboptimal pain control. Evidence suggests that the use of a standardized pain managem...
5 A Quality Improvement Initiative: Reducing the Number of Frequent Revisits in the Emergency DepartmentAlm, Melissa; Morgan, Deborah; Hopkins, Christy2020Background:Inappropriate use of the emergency department (ED) is a persistent and costly problem in the United States (US) healthcare system. More than 136 million ED visits were recorded in the US in 2014 and studies show 50-65% of this patient population have mental health problems. The introducti...
6 A Quality Improvement Initiative: Reducing the Number of Frequent Revisits in the Emergency DepartmentAlm, Melissa; Morgan, Deborah; Hopkins, Christy2020POSTER
7 A Quality Improvement Intervention to Reduce the Use of PRN Psychotropic Medications Among Older Adults in the Long-Term Care SettingKwong, Kimmy2020Problem: Even with our increasing knowledge about the limited effectiveness and severe side effects of PRN psychotropic medications, the frequency of their use in the geriatric population remains high. Higher drug intake and potentially inappropriate PRN psychotropic medication administration contri...
8 A Quality Improvement Intervention to Reduce the Use of PRN Psychotropic Medications Among Older Adults in the Long-Term Care SettingKwong, Kimmy; Morgan, Deborah2020POSTER
9 Addressing Utah's Nursing Workforce DiversityAguilar, Rita; Gallegos, Joan; Garrett, Teresa2020POSTER
10 Addressing Utah's Nursing Workforce DiversityAguilar, Rita2020Background:A diverse nursing workforce is necessary to reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations, because patients have improved health outcomes when they receive care from health care workers who look like them. The Utah nursing workforce lacks racial and ethnic diversity. Despite a slig...
11 Advanced Directive Software Requirements Specification and Dashboard for UHealthWinter, Mykel2020Advanced care planning (ACP) has been linked to an increase in patient autonomy and the utilization of palliative care, while decreasing costly end of life treatment, hospitalization, family distress and decision-making burden (Carr & Luth, 2017; Detering & Silveira, 2018). One of the crucial compon...
12 An Evidence-Based Intervention to Enhance the Readiness of Providers to Discuss Medical Cannabis With Patients Who Have Chronic Neurological ConditionsTaylot, Christopher G., Alderden, Jenny, Sherman, Jeanette2020POSTER
13 An Evidence-Based Intervention to Enhance the Readiness of Providers to Discuss Medical Cannabis With Patients Who Have Chronic Neurological ConditionsTaylot, Christopher G.2020Background: In 2018, Utah voters approved Proposition 2, which will allow patients to use cannabis when recommended by a licensed provider. Availability and legal implications have left providers with significant knowledge deficits in prescribing cannabis. The purpose of this project was to develop ...
14 An Integrated Wellness Approach Targeted Toward Reducing Depression and Anxiety while Improving OutlookBaggett, Nicholas; Garrett, Teresa; Jain, Saundra; Gardner, Noel2020POSTER
15 An Integrated Wellness Approach Targeted Toward Reducing Depression and Anxiety while Improving OutlookBaggett, Nicholas2020Background:Depression affects 7% of the US population. While depression is treatable, it typically requires access to healthcare. Access to providers can take months, and Utah has lower than the national average number of providers. Plus, nearly one in five Utahns have a mental illness and half of t...
16 Analysis of Inpatient Falls to Improve Prevention StrategiesGaichuk, Alla2020Inpatient fall prevention is a patient safety goal for hospitals highlighted in government healthcare agencies' publications and explored by researchers (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2019). The 2020 Hospital National Safety Goals include the most crucial factor for inpatient fa...
17 Are Placental Blood Samples a Proxy for Infant Blood Samples When Comparing LabVance, McKenna; Christensen, Robert; Phares, Pamela2020POSTER
18 Are Placental Blood Samples a Proxy for Infant Blood Samples When Comparing LabVance, McKenna2020Background: Neonatal anemia is a common problem faced by infants admitted to the NICU. Admission labs to the NICU typically required 3-4 mL of blood for diagnostic purposes. Blood losses from phlebotomy draws increases the likelihood of anemia in preterm infants less than 32 weeks gestation and may ...
19 Assessing Oncology Inpatient Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs,and Level of Confidence in Distress ScreeningYoungbeen, Shamo2020POSTER
20 Assessing Oncology Inpatient Nurses' Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs,and Level of Confidence in Distress ScreeningShamo, Youngbeen2020Background: Patients with cancer commonly experience distress and the need for psychosocial care is well recognized as an essential part of cancer care worldwide. However, numerous studies have reported the failure to optimally manage distress. One factor contrib...
21 Assessing Refugee Utilization of Healthcare SystemsKeuneman, Erica; Johnson, Linda; Al-Hamdani, Farah; Gallego, Anna; Head, Brian; Redman, Romany; Vanderhoff, Sheri2020POSTER
22 Assessing Refugee Utilization of Healthcare SystemsKueneman, Erica2020Background: The state of Utah does not systematically evaluate refugee healthcare programs and utilization. Two organizations in the Greater Salt Lake City Valley, Utah provide critical healthcare education and healthcare access to refugees. These two institutions do not have the means to assess the...
23 Assessing the Feasibility of the Use of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool Versus Non-Verbal Pain Scale in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Surgical IntensiveHunt, Sara2020Background: Accurate pain assessments in critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients can be difficult to obtain. The current pain assessment tool to assess pain in these patients at this medical facility is the Non-Verbal Pain Scale (NVPS). This pain scale uses vital sign variation as a compone...
24 Assessing the Feasibility of the Use of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool Versus Non-Verbal Pain Scale in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Surgical IntensiveHunt, Sara; Terry, Kimberly; Kang, Youjeong2020POSTER
25 Assessment of and Intervention for Compassion Fatigue in PsychotherapistsTucker, Karl; Phares, Pamela2020POSTER
26 Assessment of and Intervention for Compassion Fatigue in PsychotherapistsTucker, Karl2020Background:A 2017 meta-analysis of 90 studies related to compassion fatigue confirms that healthcare professionals across all disciplines experience impairments to their physical, mental, and interpersonal health caused by work-related stress. This project explored whether a compassion fatigue works...
27 Assessment of Merit-based Incentive Payment System Improvement ActivitiesZusi, Michael2020Pressure to improve quality of patient care and control costs is desired over the traditional volume driven fee-for-service reimbursement health care models (Squitieri, Bozic, & Pusic, 2017). Laws have been enacted to reward high performance Medicare clinicians and decrease payments to clinicians wh...
28 Better Outcomes Start with Better EducationIhler, Nikole2020Patients who are engaged with their health care, experience better health outcomes (Miller, 2016). " Better outcomes start with better education" (Customized Communications Inc, n.d., para 1). Prenatal education comes in a variety of forms. Multiple studies have shown that pregnant women are turnin...
29 Breastfeeding Education for Nurses in Rural RwandaMcCullough, Jennifer2020Background:An infant's survival is highly dependent on their ability to effectively breastfeed. Effective breastfeeding and expression of breastmilk require the foundational efforts of mother, infant, and supportive nursing staff. Ineffective breastfeeding leads to undernutrition, increases the infa...
30 Breastfeeding Education for Nurses in Rural RwandaMcCullough, Jennifer; Penney, Debra2020POSTER
31 Chlorhexidine Gluconate BathingXiong, Mai See2020Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are the leading cause of life-threateningcomplications in the United States (Reagan et al., 2019). HAIs includes central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABI), catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), select surgical site infections (SSI), hosp...
32 Contraceptive Education for Reproductive-Age Women in Kathmandu, NepalDhungel, Sweta; Penney, Debra2020POSTER
33 Contraceptive Education for Reproductive-Age Women in Kathmandu, NepalDhungel, Sweta P.2020Background: In Nepal, there is an unmet need for family planning. The unintended pregnancy rate remains high despite numerous strategies by the government to improve the use of contraception. Unintended pregnancy can negatively affect a woman's health and, in Nepal, may increase a woman's risk of un...
34 DBT Skills and Support Groups for Family Members/Affected Others in Relationships with Individuals Living with Borderline Personality DisorderDaniels, Brinli; Phares, Pamela; Lemmon, Christie2020POSTER
35 DBT Skills and Support Groups for Family Members/Affected Others in Relationships with Individuals Living with Borderline Personality DisorderDaniels, Brinli A.2020Problem. Relational distress between family members/affected others and individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) can negatively influence the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Researchindicatesthat when family members/affected otherssupportindividuals participating D...
36 Decreasing Older Adult Mortality in DisastersNeville, McKenna2020Purposes/Aims: This project created a standard operating guideline to decrease older adult mortality in disasters for use by the Utah Health Emergency Response Team (UHERT). Rationale/Background: The UHERT is a mobile medical response team comprised of 75 healthcare workers across Utah. The team can...
37 Decreasing the Inappropriate Use of Pain and Sedation Medications in a Level III NICUSchaeffer, Lisa2020Background: Overuse of pain and sedation medications continue to be a problem in newborn intensive care units (NICU). The use of pain and sedation medications can have harmful long term neurodevelopmental sequlae and these medications should only be used when nonpharmacological interventions are not...
38 Decreasing the Inappropriate Use of Pain and Sedation Medications in a Level III NICUSchaeffer, Lisa; Phares, Pamela2020POSTER
39 Depression Screening and Provider Education Within a County Health DepartmentShewell, Adrianne2020POSTER
40 Depression Screening and Provider Education Within a County Health DepartmentShewell, Adrianne2020Background: Depression is a common problem affecting about 1 in 10 women in the United States (U.S.). Rates of depression among women are increasing in Utah from 14.4% in 2016, 17.4% in 2017, and 23.6% in 2020. Depression and can impact quality of life and cause potential suicidality and is often u...
41 Developing and Implementing Medication Administration Protocol in a Residential Treatment FacilityKrambule, Heather; Allen, Nancy A.2020POSTER
42 Developing and Implementing Medication Administration Protocol in a Residential Treatment FacilityKrambule, Heather2020Background:In the United States, medication errors are responsible for thousands of deaths every year in the pediatric population. Residential treatment facilities hire unlicensed medical staff to administer medications with minimal training and supervision from a licensed medical provider. The stat...
43 Development and Implementation of a Referral Resource for a Multidisciplinary Team at an Urban Free Mental Health ClinicHamilton, Tessa; Hardin Pamela2020POSTER
44 Development and Implementation of a Referral Resource for a Multidisciplinary Team at an Urban Free Mental Health ClinicHamilton, Tessa2020Background:Approximately 30 million individuals in the United States are uninsured, and 11.2 million individuals are struggling with Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The lack of comprehensive health resources impedes uninsured and low-income individuals in reaching recovery. Free mental health clinics ...
45 Development of a Tool to Assess and Optimize FlowsheetsThomas, Brandi2020Documentation is a written record produced by a clinician that includes the plan of care, the care provided to the patient throughout their shift, and the outcome of care. Documentation gives the care provider a foundation of information that can be used to determine outcomes as well as the patient'...
46 Early Septicemia Recognition and Intervention Education for the Pre-Hospital SettingGrange, Emily; Doyon, Katherine; Sandford, Matthew; Middlemiss, Chris2020POSTER
47 Early Septicemia Recognition and Intervention Education for the Pre-Hospital SettingGrange, Emily S.2020Background: Sepsis is a persistent issue globally and causes nearly 270,000 deaths in the United States each year, placing a significant burden on the US economy and the health care system. Over 40% of patients diagnosed with sepsis arrive at the Emergency Department (ED) via Emergency Medical Servi...
48 Education on Appropriate Infant Positioning In the NICUBodamer, Peggy2020Background:Infant positioning plays a vital role in the development of neonates. Inappropriate positioning of premature infants born at less than 34 weeks' gestation increases the risk of developing positional non-synostotic head deformities (NHD) and non-congenital ear deformities (NCED). Bedside p...
49 Education on Appropriate Infant Positioning In the NICUBodamer, Peggy2020POSTER
50 Encouraging Provider Referrals to Community Based Prediabetic Management Program in a Primary Care SettingGip-Duran, Van; Clayton, Margaret F.2020POSTER
51 Encouraging Provider Referrals to Community Based Prediabetic Management Program in a Primary Care SettingGip-Duran, Van2020Background.Untreated prediabetes causes long-term health consequences. When untreated, prediabetes can develop into type 2 diabetes within five years. In the United States (U.S.), prediabetes affected over 80 million Americans in 2015 (e.g., one in three adults); 90 percent of adults do not know the...
52 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Pathways for Urologic Surgeries: The Effect on Patient Satisfaction and Patient OutcomesMcLain, Ben L.2020Problem DescriptionOn the 34 bed, surgical-oncology, acute care unit at an academic research hospital, standardized care guidelines for postoperative patients are only used with three surgeries and two different surgical specialties. This causes variations in patient care and inconsistencies between...
53 Evaluating Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) for Public Health ReportingWhite, Mason2020Public health reporting of communicable diseases is critical for the prevention, control, and monitoring of the spread of disease within a population. Information gathered from clinical systems and shared as public health case reports informs and justifies the actions a public health department may ...
54 Evaluating Sepsis Care in the Emergency Department:A Descriptive Analysis of Sepsis Care and TreatmentOliver, Christopher J.2020Background: Sepsis is a complex disease process with significant mortality and cost of care. Sepsis accounts for approximately 10% of all United States hospitalizations and nearly one in three in-hospital deaths. The purpose of this project was to evaluate how sepsis is identified and treated in a l...
55 Evaluating Sepsis Care in the Emergency Department:A Descriptive Analysis of Sepsis Care and TreatmentOliver, Christopher J.; Clayton, Margaret F.2020POSTER
56 Evaluation and Optimization of an Inpatient Daily Cares FlowsheetJensen, Clayton2020Clinical documentation is one of the highest priorities of any clinician. Documentation is only second to the actual care of the patient and could be considered another dimension or extension of patient care (Andrews & St Aubyn, 2015). Ask any clinician about the importance of clinical documentation...
57 Evaluation Plan for Intermountain's TeleHealth Critical Care and Hospitalist Admission and Transfer Program (Quarterback Program)Anderson, Cynthia A.2020Current communication and information technologies allow one to connect and exchange information with a variety of people and systems instantaneously. While this can enrich lives socially, it also plays an integral role in the delivery of telehealth. The Office of the National Coordinator of Healt...
58 Exclusive Human Milk Diet for Extremely Low Birth Weight InfantsBushati, Charity; Chan, Belinda; Baserga, Marianna; Owen, Alisha Harmeson; Woodbury, Anne E.; Rigby, Marilyn2020POSTER
59 Exclusive Human Milk Diet for Extremely Low Birth Weight InfantsBushati, Charity2020Problem:Despite advances in nutrition, extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants remain at high risk for extrauterine growth restriction that is correlated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. To provide adequate calories and essential nutrients, fortification of human milk (HM) is necessary. T...
60 Exploration of Barriers to Diabetes EducationCole, Mary2020Background: The prevalence of diabetes continues to increase annually, with the estimated prevalence of diabetes escalating to 54.9 million Americans by 2030. Diabetes can lead to a variety of health complications, which may lead to increased health care costs. Diabetes Self-Management Education a...
61 Exploration of Barriers to Diabetes EducationCole, Mary; Reeder, Amy; Litchman, Michelle2020POSTER
62 Exploring Provider Barriers to Patient Case Submissions for an Academic-Based Behavioral Health ECHO ProgramDavis, Mikyla; Al-Kudairi, Amanda; Choate, Christina2020POSTER
63 Exploring Provider Barriers to Patient Case Submissions for an Academic-Based Behavioral Health ECHO ProgramDavis, Mikyla2020Background: Behavioral Health ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a telementoring program that connects providers in rural and underserved areas to behavioral health specialists. The program uses case-based discussions and didactic lessons to enhance the knowledge and skill of prov...
64 Exploring the Antecedents of Neonatal Bowel PerforationMantle, Ashley; Chan, Belinda; Judkins, Allison; Chanthavong, Iwa; Hamilton, Jennifer; Yoder, Bradley2020POSTER
65 Exploring the Antecedents of Neonatal Bowel PerforationMantle, Ashley2020Background: Spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP) occurs in 3-8% of preterm neonates before they reach two weeks of age. Early, concurrent neonatal use of Indocin and Hydrocortisone is a known association of SIP. Mothers in premature labor often receive Indocin as a tocolytic therapy for early la...
66 Exploring the Role of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Beyond the NICUVilaire, Renee Y.2020POSTER
67 Exploring the Role of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Beyond the NICUYilaire, Renee Y.2020Background: The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduate is at an increased risk of morbidities and mortality after discharge from the acute care setting of the NICU. The lack of experienced healthcare providers with specialized training and knowledge of the NICU graduate creates gaps in follow-...
68 Feasibility and Acceptability of the Delivery of Male Reproductive Health Screening and Education Within the Context of a Rural Utah Public Health DepartmentFulmer, Josephine2020Background: The United States unplanned pregnancy rate is 45%, higher than other developed nations. Most interventions aimed at preventing unplanned pregnancy are targeted towards women, however, it requires both a female and male to achieve a pregnancy. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and ...
69 Feasibility and Acceptability of the Delivery of Male Reproductive Health Screening and Education Within the Context of a Rural Utah Public Health DepartmentFulmer, Josephine; Simonson, Sara2020POSTER
70 Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Timely Admission from the Emergency Department to Medical/Surgical FloorDewey, Karen; Kang, Youjeong2020POSTER
71 Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Timely Admission from the Emergency Department to Medical/Surgical FloorDewey, Karen2020Background: Visits to Emergency Departments (ED) are increasing, which in turn increases the number of admissions from the ED to the inpatient medical/surgical floor. These increases have led to crowding in the ED, resulting in boarding of patients awaiting admission. Boarding in the ED has been lin...
72 Identifying and Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Perinatal Women with Substance Use DisorderJones, Kaitlyn M.2020Background: Pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorder have an increased need for social work services. Existing recommendations include universal screening for health-related social needs and access to social workers to address identified needs. This paper details a quality improveme...
73 Identifying and Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Perinatal Women with Substance Use DisorderJones, Kaitlyn M.; Roberts, Heather L.; Smid, Marcella; Charles, Jasmin; Simonson, Sara2020POSTER
74 Identifying and Addressing Preoperative Iron Deficient Anemia in the Orthopedic Surgery Setting: A Needs Assessment ProjectClaflin, Laura H.2020POSTER
75 Identifying and Addressing Preoperative Iron Deficient Anemia in the Orthopedic Surgery Setting: A Needs Assessment ProjectClaflin, Laura H.2020Background:Despite national standards regarding the recommendations for treating anemia preoperatively in the elective surgery population, in many institutions these guidelines are not followed. The purpose of this assessment was to determine the needs and improvement opportunities of preoperative a...
76 The Impact of Nurse Leader Rounding on Patient Satisfaction ScoresWadsworth, Nathan; Child, Clinton2020POSTER
77 The Impact of Nurse Leader Rounding on Patient Satisfaction ScoresWadsworth, Nathan2020Background: Patient satisfaction if a significant contributor to hospital patient volume and revenue generation. Hospitals that take vital steps to improve patient satisfaction in most cases will do well financially. The purpose of this QI project was to discover if Nurse Leader Rounding with Inpati...
78 Implementation and Evaluation of Burnout Training for Outpatient Mental Health Nurse PractitionersPorter, Sarah T.; Morgan, Deborah; Askerlund, Robert Nathan2020POSTER
79 Implementation and Evaluation of Burnout Training for Outpatient Mental Health Nurse PractitionersPorter, Sarah T.2020Background: Burnout for mental health providers is negatively impacting Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) as it harms their physical and mental health. Nursing burnout, including APRN burnout, is costly for organizations, hinders patient care and degrades patient outcomes. This educational...
80 Implementation of a Minimal Stimulation Guideline for Infants Less than 29 Weeks Gestation for the First Week of LifeOrr, Jennifer; Hamilton, Jennifer2020POSTER
81 Implementation of a Minimal Stimulation Guideline for Infants Less than 29 Weeks Gestation for the First Week of LifeOrr, Jennifer2020Background:The prevalence of prematurity is significant, with 1 in 8 live births occurring before 37 weeks gestation. More infants are surviving who are born between 22-28 weeks gestation. These infants are at high risk for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. Steps taken during the first week of li...
82 Implementation of a Probiotic Protocol at an Urban Level 3 NICUHalford, Tami; Hamilton, Jennifer; Jenkins, Alysha; White, Zach2020POSTER
83 Implementation of a Probiotic Protocol at an Urban Level 3 NICUHalford, Tami2020Background: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality among premature and low birth weight infants. Infants who suffer from NEC are at increased risk for death and other poor outcomes, including problems associated with prolonged parenteral nutrition, long-term gas...
84 Implementation of a Standard Process for Communicating DelaysFenton, Angie2020Patient satisfaction is an essential part of healthcare, which is measured by patient surveys (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2019). Patient satisfaction surveysallow consumers to investigate their healthcare options (U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2019). Surveys impr...
85 Implementation of Discharge Teaching with Neonatal Nurses in RwandaAdair, Megan2020Background: Global efforts have aimed to decrease neonatal deaths (death in the first 28 days of life). The global neonatal mortality rate (NMR) is approximately 18 per 1,000 live births. In 2015, Rwanda's neonatal mortality rate (NMR) was 20 per 1,000 births with a goal of decreasing that number by...
86 Implementation of Discharge Teaching with Neonatal Nurses in RwandaAdair, Megan; Penny, Debra2020POSTER
87 Implementation of Feeding Guidelines for NeonatesElwood, Christine; Kranz, Clare2020POSTER
88 Implementation of Feeding Guidelines for NeonatesElwood, Christine2020Background:Preterm neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) require specialized care when it comes to their nutrition. Poor nutrition will further worsen an already complicated clinical course as well as increase morbidity, mortality, and poor neurodevelopmental outcomes. A thorough revie...
89 Implementation of Screening and Referral Protocol for Paternal Postpartum Depression in a Pediatric Clinic SettingGeorge, Clint; Allen, Nancy A.2020POSTER
90 Implementation of Screening and Referral Protocol for Paternal Postpartum Depression in a Pediatric Clinic SettingGeorge, Clint2020Background:Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPpD) can have dire long-lasting effects on children's cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional development yet there is little attention given to the mental health of new fathers. Rates of PPpD have been found to be as high as 35.5% in the United State...
91 Implementation of the Surgical Safety PlanSchelin, Jamee2020Background: The surgical setting is a high stressed environment where poor communication can lead to fatal errors. Medical errors cause between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths in the USA a year. The single biggest factor underlying these errors is poor communication between health professionals. A large he...
92 Implementing a Self-Measured/Home Blood Pressure Monitoring ProgramJohnson, Sandra Benson2020POSTER
93 Implementing a Self-Measured/Home Blood Pressure Monitoring ProgramJohnson, Sandra Benson2020The purpose of this Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) project was to implement a self-measured/home blood pressure (SMHBP) monitoring program at one stand-alone, urban primary care clinic, offering free medical services to low income children and adults with no health insurance. The clinic is run ...
94 Implementing ACE Screening in a Primary Care SettingHarken, Rachel E.; Alderden, Jenny; Wilson, Rebecca2020POSTER
95 Implementing ACE Screening in a Primary Care SettingHarken, Rachel E.2020Background: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) screening is the assessment of elements of child abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction. The estimated prevalence of ACEs among adults in the U.S. is 60% (Kalmakis & Chandler, 2015). ACE scores can predict current health risk behaviors, chronic dis...
96 Implementing an Acts of Kindness Intervention for Emergency Department StaffAnderson, Kristi; Alderden, Jenny G.; Hunsaker, Stacie2020POSTER
97 Implementing an Acts of Kindness Intervention for Emergency Department StaffAnderson, Kristi2020Background:Professional nursing is inherently stressful. This stress negatively impacts nurses, hospitals, and patients in significant ways. Stress levels are disproportionately higher in emergency department (ED) nurses, with 30-55% of them suffering from moderate to high levels of burnout. These h...
98 Implementing an Evidence-Based Blood Pressure Technique in an Oncology ClinicWixom, Lyndsay2020POSTER
99 Implementing an Evidence-Based Blood Pressure Technique in an Oncology ClinicWixom, Lyndsay2020Background:Hypertension (HTN) continues to be a leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke, and death, with an estimated cost in the United States of 131 billion dollars annually (Kirkland et al., 2018). Accurate blood pressure (BP) measurements are essential in the prevention, detection...
100 Implementing Routine Screening for Postpartum Posttraumatic Stress DisorderWebb, Sara2020Background: Postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop following traumatic childbirth and can cause lower overall quality of life, impaired maternal-infant bonding, maternal isolation, negative impact on future pregnancies, and increased risk of suicide. Despite these impacts, postp...
101 Implementing Routine Screening for Postpartum Posttraumatic Stress DisorderWebb, Sara2020POSTER
102 Implementing SBAR to Facilitate Communication and Improve Transitions Between Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare ServicesTaylor, Ligia, Garrett, Larry, Bauer, Rachel2020POSTER
103 Implementing SBAR to Facilitate Communication and Improve Transitions Between Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare ServicesTaylor, Ligia J.2020Background: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement the Situation Background Assessment and Recommendation (SBAR) communication tool in an inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) to improve transitions of care for veterans. Ineffective hand-offs contribute to adverse events, de...
104 Implementing Sedation Vacation, Spontaneous Breathing Trial, and Confusion Assessment Method in a Medical Intensive Care UnitBryden, Allyson; Johnson, Linda2020POSTER
105 Implementing Sedation Vacation, Spontaneous Breathing Trial, and Confusion Assessment Method in a Medical Intensive Care UnitBryden, Allyson2020Background: According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine, more than 5 million Americans are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) annually. Of these admissions, 20%-40% require mechanical ventilation. Patients on mechanical ventilation usually receive continuous sedation medication. Such sed...
106 Improvement of Door to Electrocardiogram Times for Patients Experiencing ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction; Time-to-TreatmentWillmore, Drew2020Background:Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States with 30% to 33% of patients with coronary heart disease presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) symptoms. Complications and mortality increase the longer a patient experiencing a STE...
107 Improvement of Door to Electrocardiogram Times for Patients Experiencing ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction; Time-to-TreatmentWillmore, Drew2020POSTER
108 Improving a Peer Support Group for Burn SurvivorsFarris, Jason R.2020Background: Approximately forty-thousand people in the United States are hospitalized for burn-related injuries each year. An estimated one-quarter of burn survivors experience depression, anxiety, physical limitations, body-image distress, and social isolation beyond one-year post-injury. Peer supp...
109 Improving Access to Primary Care for Medicare Patients with Complex NeedHamilton, Catherine; Garrett, Teresa2020POSTER
110 Improving Access to Primary Care for Medicare Patients with Complex NeedHamilton, Catherine2020Background: Healthcare spending is expected to reach 19.4% of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), exceeding $1.5 trillion, by 2028 (Sisko, Keehan, Poisalm, Cuckler, Smith, Madison, Rennie & Hardesty, 2019; OIG, 2019). Growth in overall healthcare spending is primarily due to the increase in the ...
111 Improving Adherence to an Existing Protocol for Infants at Risk for HypoglycemiaWright, Rachel2020Background: Prolonged hypoglycemia and delays in treatment correlate with poor neurological outcomes and developmental delays in infants. Research shows that infants at risk can be managed successfully with proactive intervention and management until their bodies have compensated. Protocols enhance ...
112 Improving Adherence to an Existing Protocol for Infants at Risk for HypoglycemiaWright, Rachel, Phares, Pamela2020POSTER
113 Improving Antenatal Counseling for High-Risk Pregnancies Through Shared-Decision MakingPitts, Rebecca L.2020POSTER
114 Improving Antenatal Counseling for High-Risk Pregnancies Through Shared-Decision MakingPitts, Rebecca L.2020Approximately 0.5% of babies in the United States are born extremely preterm (<28 weeks gestation). These babies suffer mortality rates as high as 30-50%; survivors suffer morbidity rates up to 20-25%. Due to economic impact and uncertain outcomes, parents expecting the birth of an infant between 22...
115 Improving Birth Attendants' Awareness and Utilization of the Transfer Toolkit for Out-of-Hospital (OOH) BirthsKingston, Ruth; Simonsen, Sara E.2020POSTER
116 Improving Birth Attendants' Awareness and Utilization of the Transfer Toolkit for Out-of-Hospital (OOH) BirthsKingston, Ruth2020Background: Planned (OOH) birth is on the rise. Approximately 6.6% of those OOH births result in a transfer to a hospital setting. At the time of a transfer, there is the potential for important information to get missed and not passed on from the OOH birth attendant to the hospital receiving staff....
117 Improving Burn Nursing through Burn Specific Skills DayOrr, Mindy; Alderden, Jenny; Gauthier, Kristy2020POSTER
118 Improving Burn Nursing through Burn Specific Skills DayOrr, Mindy2020Background. The American Burn Association recently published a consensus-derived list of eleven standardized burn nursing competencies that nationwide burn unit nursing staff need to maintain. These competencies were published to help direct the educational priorities for burn nursing to ensure the ...
119 Improving Cultural Competence in Primary Care Providers Through Cultural Awareness TrainingReni, Luz Elena; Ana Sanches-Birkhead; Rogers, Liz2020POSTER
120 Improving Cultural Competence in Primary Care Providers Through Cultural Awareness TrainingReni, Luz Elena2020Problem: Culturally and linguistically diverse patients have limited healthcare access when compared to the majority of the population. Patients are often confronted with barriers such as language, differences in beliefs, and a complex healthcare system. Developing interventions to offer culturally ...
121 Improving De-escalation Techniques in a Psychiatric SettingShipp, Ethan2020POSTER
122 Improving De-escalation Techniques in a Psychiatric SettingShipp, Ethan2020Background:Violence towards those working in the mental health field is a known problem, consisting of physical assaults, verbal assaults, and threats of harm regularly. Healthcare workers in mental health facilities are at an increased risk of violence at the hands of the patients for whom they car...
123 Improving Depression Screening and Follow-Up for AdolescentsGay, Noemi; Sylvester, Robert; Dyer, Jane; Braun, Dan2020POSTER
124 Improving Depression Screening and Follow-Up for AdolescentsGay, Noemi2020AbstractBackground: Adolescent depression is a major problem in the United States. The incidence of depression in 12 to 17-year-old adolescents is estimated to be 1 in 5. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine screening of depression for the 12 to 21-year-old population. The lack of u...
125 Improving Inpatient Sleep Quality in the Acute Care SettingCrockett, Mindy; Lynch, Keisa2020POSTER
126 Improving Inpatient Sleep Quality in the Acute Care SettingCrockett, Mindy2020Background: Hospitalized patients are at risk of experiencing an increase in sleep disruptions and a decrease in quality of sleep. Illness, pain, medical interventions, treatments, and the hospital environment can lead to poor sleep. Poor sleep quality can lead to many adverse effects, including ...
127 Improving Interdisciplinary Communication Through Simulation for Mechanical Circulatory Support PatientsDavis, Kathryn2020Dr. Vincent T. Covello, the director of the Center for Risk Communication states that, "Stress and mental noise can reduce the ability to process information by up to 80%" (p. 34). The high stress nature and criticality of a patient requiring air medical transport cannot be understated. The transpor...
128 Improving Labor and Delivery Nurses Confidence with Unintentional Nurse-Attended Deliveries (UNAD) Through Education and Simulation Skills TrainingArmstrong, Isabelle2020Background: Every day, babies are born in hospitals around the United States. The safest deliveries are those attended by a trained health care provider with the specific delivery skills to assist mother and baby through the birthing process. Despite the best laid plans to have a trained health care...
129 Improving Labor and Delivery Nurses Confidence with Unintentional Nurse-Attended Deliveries (UNAD) Through Education and Simulation Skills TrainingArmstrong, Isabelle; Sanchez-Birkhead, Ana; Elmore, Christina2020POSTER
130 Improving Mental Health Care Providers Level of Confidence and Skills in Suicide Risk AssessmentGarbett, Cynthia; Sanchez-Birkhead, Ana2020POSTER
131 Improving Mental Health Care Providers Level of Confidence and Skills in Suicide Risk AssessmentGarbett, Cynthia2020Needs Assessment Background: Approximately 60% of suicides are associated with mood disorders, and nearly 50% of those that died by suicide had received mental care services one month before their death. A comprehensive assessment of suicidal behavior and ideation varies based on each mental health ...
132 Improving Nurse-Provider Communication in the Special Care Nursery Through Implementation of RSBARSmith, Jessica L.2020Background: Ineffective interprofessional communication directly contributes to medical errors, adverse patient events and the deterioration of operational relationships. A Joint Commission root cause analysis found that over 70% of all U.S. hospital sentinel events were directly related to failures...
133 Improving Postpartum Depression Screening among WIC CliniciansHewlett, Jennifer; Cole, Erin; Porto, Jillian2020POSTER
134 Improving Postpartum Depression Screening among WIC CliniciansHewlett, Jennifer2020BackgroundPostpartum depression affects one in nine women in the United States. Signs and symptoms of postpartum depression vary greatly, from sadness and irritability to over or under-eating. Young mothers, single mothers, mothers of low socioeconomic status, and minorities are at the highest ris...
135 Improving Primary Care Providers' Knowledge and Utilization of Pessaries in Women with Pelvic Organ ProlapseSmith, Jennifer2020POSTER
136 Improving Primary Care Providers' Knowledge and Utilization of Pessaries in Women with Pelvic Organ ProlapseSmith, Jennifer2020Background:Primary care providers receive minimal to no training on vaginal pessaries as a treatment option for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This lack of knowledge leads to women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse with minimal treatment options available. Patients that are not candidates for surgi...
137 Improving Provider Ability to Prevent Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Pregnancy and PostpartumMcCready, Britanny E.; Simonsen, Sara; Shiembob, Jillian2020POSTER
138 Improving Provider Ability to Prevent Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Pregnancy and PostpartumMcCready, Brittany E.2020Background: Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is primarily responsible for urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and some sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain. PFD affects one third of women in the United States, and pregnancy/childbirth are major risk factors in its developmen...
139 Improving Provider Knowledge and Referral Practice of Patients with Drug Resistant Epilepsy to a Comprehensive Epilepsy CenterAschkenase, Thérèse Anne; Kang, Youjeong; Arain, Amir M.2020POSTER
140 Improving Provider Knowledge and Referral Practice of Patients with Drug Resistant Epilepsy to a Comprehensive Epilepsy CenterAschkenase, Thérèse Anne2020Background: Drug Resistant Epilepsy (DRE) occurs when two adequate trials of tolerated and appropriately chosen anti-seizure drugs fail to control seizures, and is associated with excess morbidity and mortality. Surgical treatment of DRE is one of the most underutilized evidence-based therapeutic in...
141 Improving Psychiatric Assessments for Veterans in An Urban Outpatient Mental Health ClinicZaryoun, Shannon2020BackgroundThe U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has created multiple programs to help veterans with mental health problems including, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and suicide. Over 1.8 million veterans received specialized mental health services in 2015. Depending on...
142 Improving Psychiatric Assessments for Veterans in An Urban Outpatient Mental Health ClinicZaryoun, Shannon2020POSTER
143 Improving Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Male Survivors: A Gender-Cultural Competence ApproachWalker, Andrew M., Yael, Jocelyn S.2020POSTER
144 Improving Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Male Survivors: A Gender-Cultural Competence ApproachWalker Andrew M.2020Background. Male sexual victimization (MSV) is common and exponentially increases risk for negative mental health outcomes, especially suicidal ideation and attempts. Masculine gender norms exacerbate these outcomes and may be reinforced in psychotherapeutic treatment. The purpose of this quality im...
145 Improving Quality and Compliance of Suicide ScreeningStephens, Mary (Katy) Larson2020Background:Suicide is one of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, with treatment costing the healthcare system over 70 billion dollars. It is essential to properly screen and identify patients most at risk. Additionally, the joint commission identified poor suicide screening or asse...
146 Improving Quality and Compliance of Suicide ScreeningStephens, Mary (Katy) Larson; Johnson, Linda2020POSTER
147 Improving Sleep Quality for Critically Ill Patients in a Cardiovascular Intensive Care UnitAlmberg, Lexi; Doyon, Katherine; Tonna, Joseph2020POSTER
148 Improving Sleep Quality for Critically Ill Patients in a Cardiovascular Intensive Care UnitAlmberg, Lexi2020Background: Intensive care unit (ICU) care entails the need to continually interact with the patient for medically necessary assessments and interruptions creating increased levels in noise during sleeping hours. Sleep deprivation is harmful to critically ill patients leading to increased hospital l...
149 Improving Sleep Quality in the ICU Through a Noise Reduction TimeDrury, Zachary2020Background:Poor sleep quality is a common problem in the ICU and has been linked to adverse physiologic conditions including altered immune function, neuroendocrine abnormalities, respiratory muscle weakening, and delirium. Excess noise is a risk factor for poor sleep quality among patients. Sleep...
150 Improving Sleep Quality in the ICU Through a Noise Reduction TimeDrury, Zachary; Harris, Estelle; Kang, Youjeong2020POSTER
151 Improving Stroke Awareness in Primary CareTwitchell, Josh2020POSTER
152 Improving Stroke Awareness in Primary CareTwitchell, Josh2020Background: Stroke remains the second leading cause of death worldwide. Research shows that most strokes have significant modifiable risk factors. Currently primary care settings in the United States lack a systematic stroke risk screening process. It further suggests that stroke risk knowledge amon...
153 Improving the Provision of Health Care for Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ PatientsWolf, Cara Leigh2020PROBLEM: Improving the provision of health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+ (LGBTQ+) patients is a recent focus of Healthy People 2020, The Institute of Medicine, and The World Health Organization. Studies repeatedly suggest that health professional students and health care p...
154 Improving the Provision of Health Care for Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ PatientsWolf, Cara Leigh, Lynch, Keisa; Greenberg, Johanna; Cowan, Rhiannon2020POSTER
155 Improving Transitions of Care Between Inpatient and Outpatient Settings for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care: A Quality Improvement ProjectNeilson, Jonathan2020Background: Transitions of care between inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings for children and adolescents in foster care are often inadequate to ensure proper follow-up care. Gaps in communication regarding changes to medication and treatment plans have the potential to lead to patient har...
156 Improving Transitions of Care Between Inpatient and Outpatient Settings for Children and Adolescents in Foster Care: A Quality Improvement ProjectNeilson, Jonathan2020POSTER
157 Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Improvement in Growth Using a Standardized Cardiac Feeding GuidelineDunyon, Tyler; Rigby, Marilyn; Yost, Christian Con2020POSTER
158 Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Improvement in Growth Using a Standardized Cardiac Feeding GuidelineDunyon, Tyler2020Background.Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a gastrointestinal infection with high morbidity and mortality in the neonatal period. Ductal dependent congenital heart disease (CHD) is considered a significant risk factor for developing NEC in both term and preterm infants. These infants are also at ...
159 Increasing Engagement & Understanding of Patient Reported OutcomesRoberts, Janine2020With the rise of clinical informatics, questionnaires (also called instruments) have been used to collect data straight from the source - from patients themselves (Porter, Larsson, & Lee, 2016). These measures are called Patient Reported Outcome Measures, or PROMs. PROMs are defined as any informati...
160 Increasing Fijian's Awareness of Sexually Transmitted InfectionsPorter, Karlie2020Health Promotion;Background:Chlamydia Trachomatis(CT) is the most common treatable sexually transmitted bacterial infection (STI) worldwide and the highest prevalence rates are found in Pacific Islands countries. In Fiji, a Pacific Island country, high rates of CT have been reported among 18-24-year...
161 Increasing Fijian's Awareness of Sexually Transmitted InfectionsPorter, Karlie; Penney, Debra; Dean, Deborah2020POSTER
162 Increasing Insulin Access Awareness in the Acute Care SettingPlott, Ashton2020Background: Between 2012 - 2016, the price of insulin has doubled, and since 2015 hyperglycemia related hospitalizations have increased 120% for those using insulin. Many patients with diabetes (PWD) are unable to afford the monthly cost of insulin and are turning to online trading, bartering, ratio...
163 Increasing Insulin Access Awareness in the Acute Care SettingPlott, Ashton; Litchman, Michelle2020POSTER
164 Increasing the use of Blood Warmers in a Level 4 NICUCanfield, Christy2020Background Blood warmers have been proven to be safe and effective in the adult population in preventing hypothermia induced from transfusions. However, using blood warmers for transfusions is not standard practice in the neonate population, except for exchange transfusions. Infusing warm fluids h...
165 Increasing the use of Blood Warmers in a Level 4 NICUCanfield, Christy; Kranz, Clare; Bahr, Timothy; Christensen, Robert2020POSTER
166 Integrating Community Health Workers (CHWs) Into a Health Plan SettingMedley, Shelly2020Health care has largely realized that it is nearly impossible to fully address health issues without addressing a person's social needs (Opthof, 2020). Evidence suggests that if health policies were to focus on addressing social and behavioral determinants of health, we would have better population...
167 Integration of Acute Huntsman at Home™ into Emergency Care: A Systematic Implementation PlanHo, Nancy2020Home hospital is a home-based care model that delivers hospital-level services seen in an inpatient hospital setting. This care model has been used in several developed countries (i.e. Spain and Australia) with prior studies indicating that it may reduce cost, maintain quality and safety, and improv...
168 Mental Health Integration in a Women's Health Clinic: Real World ImplementationScott, Susan; Hart, Sara2020POSTER
169 Mental Health Integration in a Women's Health Clinic: Real World ImplementationScott, Susan2020Background: There is a critical shortage of mental health (MH) services which is projected to increase. Mental Health Integration (MHI) is one approach to increasing access to MH services. MHI is also shown to increase provider satisfaction and improve patient outcomes. In many settings where resour...
170 Mindfulness-Based Training in Childbirth Education Classes to Reduce Stress in Pregnant WomenJarrett, Marissa2020Background:Stress during pregnancy activates the maternal stress response, which can lead to various negative outcomes for the mother and infant. Currently, there is a gap in the education of pregnant women regarding how to manage stress during pregnancy. Although childbirth education classes are a ...
171 Mindfulness-Based Training in Childbirth Education Classes to Reduce Stress in Pregnant WomenJarrett, Marissa; Yale, Jocelyn2020POSTER
172 Mock Codes: A Quality Improvement ProjectMemmott, Jacob; Child, Clint; Lassche, Madelyn2020POSTER
173 Mock Codes: A Quality Improvement ProjectMemmott, Jacob2020Background: Code blues are one of the most intense, stressful, and mistaken prone situations in all of healthcare (Hatley, Jordan, Powers, & Morton, 2019). In the long term acute care hospital (LTAC) setting, very sick patients are cared for, but not many code blue emergencies occur. Therefore, clin...
174 Neonatal Golden Hours ProjectThompson, Amy S.2020POSTER
175 Neonatal Golden Hours ProjectThompson, Amy S.2020Background: Preterm infants are a vulnerable population that require specialized care to achieve optimal outcomes. Preterm infants are at an increased risk of developing sepsis, temperature instability, and hypoglycemia during the first few hours of life. Studies have shown that implementing an ev...
176 Nursing Quality Dashboard: Development and ImplementationHummel, Dabney2020Dashboards are a tool that health care providers use to assess and analyze quality of patient care systems data in a visually appealing, user-friendly, and efficient way (Dowding et al., 2015; Olsha-Yehiav et al., 2006; Schall et al., 2017; Tan et al., 2013; Olsha-Yehiav et al., 2006). Dashboards pr...
177 Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder: Evaluation of Online Patient Resources in UtahWaldvogel, Jael2020Opioid use in pregnancy has increased at an alarming rate, mirroring the opioid epidemic that is sweeping our nation. Drug-related overdose deaths outnumber deaths from auto accidents in the United States (Krans & Patrick, 2016) and data from the Utah Perinatal Morality Review Committee found that d...
178 Patient Reported Outcomes and Impact of COVID-19Seely, James A.2020A significant indicator for quality of healthcare is how a patient personally reports the outcomes from the care received. These reports are Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs). Many studies have shown that PROs improve the quality of healthcare. PROs are important, not just because hospitals need Medi...
179 Patient Safety Team: Near-Miss Medication Errors and Predicting Serious Safety EventsGashler, Alexis2020Medical errors remain a leading cause of death and poor patient outcomes during hospitalization in the United States (Oyebode, 2013; Rodziewicz & Hipskind, 2019). The Institute of Medicine reported that medical errors result in at least 7,000 deaths and cost 17-29 billion dollars annually (Oyebode,...
180 Planning for End of Life is Planning for Life: Quality Improvement and Research Data CollectionAnsari, Natasha2020End of life care is an essential part of the care of the patient. It not only is a continuation of the care of the patient we interact with as his or her disease gets worse, but also improves the quality of life for the patient's family once our patient passes away. Paladino, et al., (2019) state, "...
181 The Postpartum Wellness Phone Call :A Usability and Feasibility StudySnow, Nicholas C.; Hart, Sara; Charles, Jasmin; Smid, Marcella2020POSTER
182 The Postpartum Wellness Phone Call :A Usability and Feasibility StudySnow, Nicholas C.2020Background:Each year, more than 3.8 million births occur in the United States. Rates of severe pregnancy-related complications and deaths in the U.S. have been rising during the last 25 years. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends increased supervision of postpartum wome...
183 Pre-Implementation Assessment of a Death Reporting-on-FHIR Web ApplicationHerrmann, Jennifer2020In the United States,death information is derived from the death certification process.Each state maintains its own registration system that collects, validates, and archives deaths in their states (Tripp, Duncan, Finch, and Huff, 2015). Death certificates are a permanent legal record of death that ...
184 Preceptor and Staff Empowerment: A Quality Improvement ProjectBarno, Miriam2020There is an ever-growing need for youth mental health services in the state of Utah. The problem begins with the disparity that 40% of Utah's youth suffering from depression did not receive treatment (Summers, Meppen, & Ball, 2019). Subsequently, the overall national, non-population specific utili...
185 Preparing to Implement a Telemental Health (TMH) PracticeRobbins, Zoë2020Background: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNPs) treating patients at a Salt Lake City outpatient clinic are rarely able to connect with rural clients, given the urban locale of the clinic. The Nurse Practitioner group was seeking a way to connect with the rural patient population....
186 Preparing to Implement a Telemental Health (TMH) PracticeRobbins, Zoë, Harding, Pamela K.; Talbot, Brittany2020POSTER
187 Proposing an Early Labor Lounge at the University of Utah Medical CenterMartinez, Erminia2020Background:Cesarean sections have become a common operating room procedure in the United States, with approximately one-third of American women delivering by cesarean. Organizations such as the World Health Organization and U.S. Healthy People 2020 have identified the need to reduce Cesarean section...
188 Proposing an Early Labor Lounge at the University of Utah Medical CenterMartinez, Erminia; Cole, Erin2020POSTER
189 Provider Perceptions of the Tele Critical Care Patient Transfer ProcessZoBell, David, Ward, DEnise, Lee, Vivian2020POSTER
190 Provider Perceptions of the Tele Critical Care Patient Transfer ProcessZoBell, David2020Background: Research has demonstrated how interfacility transfer of critically ill patients can be associated with adverse outcomes. A tele critical care (TCC) driven patient transfer process has been instituted by a large hospital system based in the intermountain west, but at this time it has not ...
191 Quality Improvement Project to Improve Cognitive Screening in Patients with DiabetesDalley, Necia; Litchman, Michelle; Allen, Nancy A.2020POSTER
192 Quality Improvement Project to Improve Cognitive Screening in Patients with DiabetesDalley, Necia2020Background: The largest growth in patients with diabetes is expected to be in those over the age of 65. Two risk factors for developing dementia include age and diabetes. In fact, type 2 diabetes increases dementia risk two-fold. About 50% of the time, dementia is preceded by mild cognitive impai...
193 Quality Improvement Project: Improving Pediatric Vitamin D Screening and Treatment in a Mental Health ClinicWilcox, Emily2020Background Adequate levels of vitamin D have shown to play a significant role in the overall physical and emotional well-being of both adults and children. However, vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent throughout the pediatric population, with nearly 60 percent having suboptimal vitamin D levels...
194 Quality Improvement Project: Improving Pediatric Vitamin D Screening and Treatment in a Mental Health ClinicWilcox, Emily, Al-Khudarairi, Amanda2020POSTER
195 Reducing Rates of Adolescent Electronic-Cigarette Use by Effective Primary Care: A Quality Improvement ProjectHorton, Matthew A.; Child, Clinton2020POSTER
196 Reducing Rates of Adolescent Electronic-Cigarette Use by Effective Primary Care: A Quality Improvement ProjectHorton, Matthew A.2020Background: Primary care providers have the ability to combat false perceptions about electronic cigarettes' safety. Research shows screening and education are needed in primary care. Despite the increased use of electronic cigarettes (EC) among adolescent youth (AY) populations ages 11-18 years-old...
197 Relational Group Intervention for Postpartum Depression in Substance-Using Women:A Needs Assessment and Curriculum PlanCoats, Jane; Al-Khudiari, Amanda; Deyette, Sheila; Hutton, Ann; Smid, Marcela2020POSTER
198 Relational Group Intervention for Postpartum Depression in Substance-Using Women:A Needs Assessment and Curriculum PlanCoats, Jane2020Background: Patients with comorbid substance use disorder and postpartum depression (PPD) have the highest rates of severe depression. Death to overdose and suicide in postpartum patients remains the primary cause of perinatal death in the state of Utah. The lack of available psychotherapy for post...
199 Resources for Identifying and Treating Women with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Richfield, UtahMohamed, Niama2020POSTER
200 Resources for Identifying and Treating Women with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Richfield, UtahMahomed, Naima2020Objective:The purpose of this project was to increase screening rates, awareness, and provide resources about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) at the Central Utah Health Department in Richfield, Utah. Background:PMADs are a public health issue nationwide, yielding negative effects on wom...
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