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Increasing Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Compliance With Various Telemedicine Interventions: An Integrated Literature Review, Tracy Partington Dec 2021

Increasing Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Compliance With Various Telemedicine Interventions: An Integrated Literature Review, Tracy Partington

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Aims and Objectives. This literature review's objective was to synthesize evidence from previously published literature on telemedicine interventions' effectiveness on CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy compliance.

Background. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from a form of Sleep Apnea (SA), and those up to 80 percent of the cases of moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are undiagnosed (Sleep Apnea, n,d). The first-line therapy for OSA is CPAP. However, CPAP therapy is associated with low compliance rates.

Design. Systematic review.

Method. A multi-database literature search was conducted to identify published literature between 2009 and ...


Behavioral Health Patients And Agitation In The Emergency Department: A Synthesis Of Literature, Adam Pelzl Dec 2021

Behavioral Health Patients And Agitation In The Emergency Department: A Synthesis Of Literature, Adam Pelzl

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Abstract

Introduction: Patient agitation is a phenomenon that presents itself to the emergency department (ED) on a daily basis. Agitation can manifest from an array of physical or psychological complaints. Behavioral health patients presenting with agitation is a growing subset of the total agitation population within EDs. A better understanding of behavioral health patient agitation in the ED setting is needed to guide best practices in treating this fragile population with therapeutic, patient-centered care.

Methods: A review of literature was conducted on agitation and behavioral health in ED settings, using the search terms emergency department, agitation, restraints, sedation, and behavioral ...


Manager Onboarding To Improve Retention, Knowledge, And Confidence To Lead, Christine Asiimwe Dec 2021

Manager Onboarding To Improve Retention, Knowledge, And Confidence To Lead, Christine Asiimwe

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Objective: The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on manager onboarding best practices and their impact on turnover intention, knowledge, and confidence to lead teams in primary healthcare settings.

Background: Primary care onboarding is often insufficient due to competing operational priorities, time constraints, lack of mentorship, and cost. With primary care increasingly the setting for affordable, coordinated, end-to-end patient care, primary care managers must be well-prepared to lead the care team.

Methods: A review of the literature identified best onboarding practices associated with job satisfaction and turnover, reduced time to proficiency, increased knowledge, and confidence to lead ...


Bullying In The C-Suite: A Nurse Leader Perspective, Kimberly Ann Colonnelli Dec 2021

Bullying In The C-Suite: A Nurse Leader Perspective, Kimberly Ann Colonnelli

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

An estimated 35% of American workers have experienced bullying, and in 80% of those situations, the perpetrator was a supervisor or boss. 1 However, the reality is that bullying can come from anyone in the workplace, including subordinates. Victims are generally well liked and good performers, making them feel like threats to a bully’s power base. Bullying, unlike harassment, is not a legally defined behavior, so no laws currently exist to punish it. Victims are, therefore, at the mercy of their bosses, supervisors, co-workers, and human resource departments for protection or relief. Bullying is not a singular event, but ...


Patient Placement Matters: A Systematic Review Of The Impact Of Multiple Patient Placement, Jacqueline Strinden Dec 2021

Patient Placement Matters: A Systematic Review Of The Impact Of Multiple Patient Placement, Jacqueline Strinden

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

Abstract

Background

Inattention to the frequency of patient movement has been correlated with system-induced harm events, diminished favorable health outcomes, and reduction in patient and staff satisfaction. The incidence of adverse events increases significantly when multiple unnecessary lateral relocations result from secondary efforts to relieve hospital capacity constraints and improve efficiency.

Methods

A systematic review of literature was conducted to evaluate the impact of adverse events, patient and staff perceptions, and resource utilization on frequent patient placement events.

Results

Results of the analysis demonstrate that increased adverse events, negative patient and staff perceptions, increased workload, and resource utilization is significantly ...


Purposeful Nurse Hourly Rounding: A Plan To Decrease Patient Falls During A Pandemic, Robbie Masangkay Dec 2021

Purposeful Nurse Hourly Rounding: A Plan To Decrease Patient Falls During A Pandemic, Robbie Masangkay

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Aims: This paper describes the design of a purposeful nurse hourly rounding pilot to decrease the incidence of patient falls on a COVID-19 designated unit in an acute hospital setting.

Background: Falls in acute care hospitals are a persistent patient safety problem. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to concerns to safely care for high-risk COVID patients while mitigating the risk of infection for frontline staff.

Methods: A PNHR pilot project was designed for implementation in a 28-bed COVID-19 designated unit in a not-for-profit acute hospital in California. A modified PNHR rounding tool guides focus points for every nurse/patient interaction ...


Providing Hypertension Education To African Immigrants At A Southern California Congregation During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Esther Oshunluyi Dec 2021

Providing Hypertension Education To African Immigrants At A Southern California Congregation During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Esther Oshunluyi

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Objective: To review methods that could contribute to improved knowledge of hypertension among African immigrants at a California congregation. The difference in the management and outcomes of hypertension between African Americans and Whites is most disparate in cardiovascular disease, with lack of education documented as a major contributor for African Americans (Lackland, 2014) and African immigrants (Turson-Ocran et al., 2020). African Americans differ slightly in culture, health, and migration history from Africans who are 21st century immigrants from Africa (African immigrants); however, there are more similarities than differences between them (Terrazas, 2009). This brief report will describe a Doctor of ...


Stress As A Contributing Factor For Pediatric Obesity: Literature Review And Internship Experience, Jessica Handley Dec 2021

Stress As A Contributing Factor For Pediatric Obesity: Literature Review And Internship Experience, Jessica Handley

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

This article is an examination of how stress drives diet and physical activity behaviors that contribute to pediatric obesity in the United States. An increasing rate of childhood obesity is being reported in the United States and therefore a multitude of studies and reviews have been conducted on the topic. This review of the literature systematically analyzes how stress, diet, and physical activity behaviors contribute to this rising rate of pediatric obesity. An analysis of the chosen articles for review indicates that stress and its counterpart (resilience) tend to be driving forces in how American children and adolescents participate in ...


A Critical Narrative Inquiry To Understand The Impacts Of An Overdose Prevention Site On The Lives Of Site Users, Abe Oudshoorn, Michelle Sangster Bouck, Melissa Mccann, Shamiram Zendo, Helene Berman, Jordan Banninga, Marlene J. Le Ber, Zayya Zendo Dec 2021

A Critical Narrative Inquiry To Understand The Impacts Of An Overdose Prevention Site On The Lives Of Site Users, Abe Oudshoorn, Michelle Sangster Bouck, Melissa Mccann, Shamiram Zendo, Helene Berman, Jordan Banninga, Marlene J. Le Ber, Zayya Zendo

Nursing Publications

© 2021, The Author(s). Background: Globally, communities are struggling to gain support for harm reduction strategies being implemented to address the impacts of substance use. A key part of this discussion is understanding and engaging with people who use drugs to help shape community harm reduction strategies. This study focused on how an overdose prevention site has influenced the lives of people who use drugs. Methods: A critical narrative method was utilized, centred on photo-narratives. Twenty-seven individuals accessing an overdose prevention site were recruited to participate in preliminary interviews. Sixteen participants subsequently took photographs to describe the impact of the ...


Lindja E Indukuar Dhe Përfundimi Peripartal, Arlinda Uka Nov 2021

Lindja E Indukuar Dhe Përfundimi Peripartal, Arlinda Uka

Theses and Dissertations

Lindja e indukuar është proces i stimulimit artificial të mitrës për të filluar lindjen. Stimulimi i lindjes nënkupton stimulimin e mitrës gjatë lindjes për të rritur frekuencën dhe forcën e kontraktimeve. Induksioni dhe stimulimi i lindjes ende janë sfidë për obstetrit, mamitë dhe infermieret në botë edhe te ne, sepse bartin një sërë rreziqesh si për shëndetin e nënës ashtu edhe për frytin - të porsalindurin. Andaj, qëllimi i punimit tonë është që të hulumtohen rastet e lindjeve të indukuara dhe të stimuluara në Klinikën Obstetrike - Gjinekologjike ne QKUK, në periudhën Janar-Mars, 2020.

Studimi është i llojit retrospektiv, i serisë të ...


Stream Sediment Monitoring In Morehead Kentucky, Kristopher Krolikowski, Jen O'Keefe Jul 2021

Stream Sediment Monitoring In Morehead Kentucky, Kristopher Krolikowski, Jen O'Keefe

2021 Celebration of Student Scholarship - Oral Presentations

Sediment loads in stream systems play a big role in how overall runoff behaves. Streams naturally transport sediment at various ratios depending on precipitation. When vegetation is removed in upstream environments, sediment loads on streams increase. Sudden increases of sediments in streams can cause many issues, such as flooding or stream re-direction. In Morehead, KY, large-scale logging operations on the ridge above Knapp Avenue and on the ridge above the north end of Allen Avenue have caused increased sediment load in a small stream called Oxley Branch. This stream flows south parallel to Knapp Avenue and along the eastern property ...


Diversity In Community College Registered Nursing Education, Sergio Hernández Del Cid Jun 2021

Diversity In Community College Registered Nursing Education, Sergio Hernández Del Cid

Ed.D. Dissertations in Practice/Capstone Projects

The United States is currently facing a shortage of trained professionals in many fields such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Nursing (Allen-Ramdial & Campbell, 2014; Georgetown University, 2020). As a result, current U.S. nursing student demographics do not mirror the populations they serve (Gooden, Porter, Gonzalez, & Mims, 2001). Research has shown the positive impact a diverse nursing staff has on patient care (Gooden, Porter, Gonzalez, & Mims, 2001). Representative care and cultural awareness translate to better patient outcomes especially for patients from marginalized and underrepresented communities (Woods-Giscombe, Rowsey, Kneipp, Lackey, & Bravo, 2019). Community colleges play a critical role in the supply of registered nurses within the U.S. (Bissett, 1995). For colleges to better address this shortcoming and have a positive effect on patient outcomes, colleges must evaluate current pathway and persistence practices. Additionally, a greater effort must be made to reevaluate application requirements and admissions processes to counter any failings in the current colonial higher education methodologies (Espinosa, 2011; Patel, 2016). The literature indicates two major bottlenecks in diversifying nursing students. First, nursing in the U.S. has historically been perceived as female-dominated profession, and the second bottleneck is the entry requirements and gap in outreach to marginalized and underrepresented (MUR) communities (Aynaci & Gulmez, 2019; Oyana, et al., 2015; Pacquiao, D. (2007). Potential students are often not ...


Deprescribing In The Hospice Population, Who Is Eligible And Who Is Agreeable: A Quality Improvement Project, Ashlee Nicole Smith May 2021

Deprescribing In The Hospice Population, Who Is Eligible And Who Is Agreeable: A Quality Improvement Project, Ashlee Nicole Smith

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Current evidence recommends and supports deprescribing medications to reduce polypharmacy in the hospice population. The project aim was to determine accurate percentages of deprescribing at three time periods: before hospice admission, at hospice enrollment, and four weeks post hospice enrollment. This project was a retrospective review of the medication administration record (MAR) of patients admitted into Sharp Hospice from a Sharp Healthcare facility. Sharp Hospice, in California, USA, admitted 164 patients during August 2020. Of those, 34 patients were eligible for inclusion in this retrospective quality improvement review. Prior to discharge from a Sharp facility, the percentage of target medications ...


Standardized Education On Physician Orders For Life Sustaining Treatment (Polst) Conversations, Venessa Oteniya May 2021

Standardized Education On Physician Orders For Life Sustaining Treatment (Polst) Conversations, Venessa Oteniya

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

According to research literature, 15% of Medicare beneficiaries spend more than 7 days in the intensive care unit before they die. These Medicare beneficiaries receive aggressive, life-prolonging medical treatments that might not be in agreement with their wishes. Approximately 13% of SNF residents have improperly completed POLST forms that can result in intensive treatments that patients did not want. One barrier to the lack of POLST completion in SNFs is staff difficulty with understanding and explaining the form, a result of inadequate education.

In August 2020, the San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care formed an education program to provide virtual ...


Utilizing Post Graduate Residency Program In New Graduate Nurse Practitioners To Improve Clinical Outcomes, Lashaunda Jethro May 2021

Utilizing Post Graduate Residency Program In New Graduate Nurse Practitioners To Improve Clinical Outcomes, Lashaunda Jethro

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Utilizing Post Graduate Residency Program in New Graduate Nurse Practitioners to Improve Clinical Outcomes.

by LaShaunda R Jethro

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) role across the continuum of patient care continues to evolve, and the APRN continues to play a significant part in sustaining the current healthcare system and controlling the rising incidence of mortality and medical cost. While a substantial amount of evidence demonstrates that Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are expert healthcare providers, some studies also report that many new NPs fail to be confident in their capability to undertake the NP role and attend to increasing patient loads ...


"It's The Way You Sing It": Translating Music Therapy For Isolated Older Adults Affected By Covid-19 To The Television Screen, Eunice Wong May 2021

"It's The Way You Sing It": Translating Music Therapy For Isolated Older Adults Affected By Covid-19 To The Television Screen, Eunice Wong

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

The current Covid-19 pandemic has increased the likelihood of loneliness and social isolation among older adults due to the restrictions on movement and visitations in care facilities. Loneliness and social isolation have consistently been identified as risk factors for poor mental and physical health in older people. Meanwhile, a growing number of older adults are utilizing technological resources to enhance their interpersonal relationships and overall quality of life. In the winter of 2020/2021, an innovative music therapy-informed television program was designed and produced for isolated older adults in need of mental and emotional support. This project, produced jointly by ...


The Second Victim: Knowledge For The Healthcare Team, Charisse Lyn Tabotabo May 2021

The Second Victim: Knowledge For The Healthcare Team, Charisse Lyn Tabotabo

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Adverse patient events can have lasting and traumatic effects on members of the healthcare team. In 2019, a Southern California healthcare organization developed a peer support program for second victims (SVs). Despite this program being available to all staff, many nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a metropolitan area entity did not know the program existed. The purpose of this study was to provide education to NICU nurses about second victims and the organization’s peer support program through an online learning module. Participants completed a survey upon module completion. The survey used a simultaneous pre-post survey ...


Management Of Mild Abscesses In Adult Patients, Liliana Pittman May 2021

Management Of Mild Abscesses In Adult Patients, Liliana Pittman

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

The aim of this evidence-based project was to improve the management of purulent skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) among male inmates incarcerated within a detention facility in Southern California. Standardizing the use of the Infectious Diseases of America (IDSA) guidelines could ensure improved management of mild abscesses. The IDSA guideline supported the use of incision and drainage of mild abscesses without the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics when clinically appropriate. Over the past decade, the emergence of multi-resistant pathogens has contributed to an increase in the incidence of SSTIs. In 2012, the total cost of SSTIs in the United States ...


Telehealth Breastfeeding: Best Practice Guideline, Laura Amabile May 2021

Telehealth Breastfeeding: Best Practice Guideline, Laura Amabile

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background: Only 24.9% of United Stated infants are exclusively breastfed through six months. Healthy People 2020 breastfeeding goals include increasing the proportion of infant breastfed through six months to 60.6%. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action identified increasing access to International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants as a priority to improve breastfeeding percentages.

Purpose: Implementation of an evidence-based telehealth breastfeeding guideline, will provide mothers with consistent education regarding breastfeeding practices and guidance to overcome common obstacles, which will then result in increased confidence levels regarding breastfeeding and increase breastfeeding durations.

Study and Design: The Iowa model was utilized to ...


Managing Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis In The Allergy Clinic: Use Of An Eczema Action Plan To Improve Caregiver Understanding And Self-Efficacy, A Pilot Study, Danielle Hubacek May 2021

Managing Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis In The Allergy Clinic: Use Of An Eczema Action Plan To Improve Caregiver Understanding And Self-Efficacy, A Pilot Study, Danielle Hubacek

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a complex and chronic condition that affects approximately 10% of children throughout the United States (Brown et al., 2018). The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) (2017) estimates the average cost of eczema management for each patient is approximately $3,302 per year. The complex nature of atopic dermatitis indicates a need for individualized treatment plans. Research has shown that standardized patient teaching, written education materials, and Eczema Action Plans (EAP) reinforce patient teaching, parental understanding, and improve quality of life. This evidence-based practice (EBP) project introduces the use of a written Eczema Action ...


Balancing Provider Stress And Resilience In The Time Of Covid, Zachary Love May 2021

Balancing Provider Stress And Resilience In The Time Of Covid, Zachary Love

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Purpose: The purpose of this evidence-based practice project is to improve secondary traumatic stress (STS), compassion satisfaction, and burnout amongst providers—physicians, residents, and nurse practitioners—within the acute psychiatry units of the La Jolla Veterans Health Administration (VHA) through a one-time educational training session.

Background: Mental health providers at the VHA acute psychiatry units experience one of the highest risks for the development of STS, CF, and burnout amongst all professions due to a number of individual and institutional factors. STS is characterized by secondhand traumatization with symptoms similar to that of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—difficulty sleeping, mood changes ...


Reducing Obesity Rates Among Adults In A Primary Care Setting: An Evidence-Based Practice Project, Raxita Neupane May 2021

Reducing Obesity Rates Among Adults In A Primary Care Setting: An Evidence-Based Practice Project, Raxita Neupane

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background: Over 60% of adults in the United States meet the criteria for being overweight or obese. The estimated obesity-related health care costs are as high as $147 billion per year. Despite the alarming health risks and increasing health care costs, the rates of screening and counseling for obesity in the primary care setting are merely 30%. This project outlines weight-management counseling strategies.

Purpose of Project: The purpose of the evidence-based practice project was to implement patient-tailored evidence-based nutritional assessment tools and intensive behavioral counseling. The ultimate goal was to reduce body mass index (BMI) among overweight and obese patients ...


Bridging The Gap: Utilization Of Telehealth For Heart Failure Patients To Reduce Hospital Readmissions: Best Practice And Recommendations, Shalaine Corbilla May 2021

Bridging The Gap: Utilization Of Telehealth For Heart Failure Patients To Reduce Hospital Readmissions: Best Practice And Recommendations, Shalaine Corbilla

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background: Heart failure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and accounts for a vast number of 30-day hospital readmissions. Within the first 30 days of discharge, patients and caregivers often misinterpret discharge instructions or lack access to providers. During this period, some modifiable symptoms become too difficult to tolerate and patients return to the emergency department for assessment and ultimately readmission for high-risk complications. The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic has added additional barriers for patients to receive care after a hospital discharge.

Purpose: To identify current best practices used for outpatient follow up with this patient ...


Achieving Advance Care Planning In Diverse Populations Via Teleconferencing With Skilled Nursing Facility Residents, Tania Huezo May 2021

Achieving Advance Care Planning In Diverse Populations Via Teleconferencing With Skilled Nursing Facility Residents, Tania Huezo

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background: Advance care planning (ACP) has always been a priority in healthcare, and even more crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been extremely challenging for ACP to occur in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) population once social distancing restrictions were put in place to protect residents and staff.

Purpose: The purpose of this evidence-based project was to assess the effectiveness of ACP via teleconferencing with skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents in the hope of increasing completion of high-quality Physician’s Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) forms.

Methods: The San Diego Coalition for Compassionate Care developed an ACP community outreach ...


Sunscreen Use And Screening In College Athletes: An Evidence-Based Pilot Project, Nicole Brustkern Bsn, Rn, Cpn, Sharon Boothe-Kepple Phd, Msn, Fnp-C, Phn (Chickasaw) May 2021

Sunscreen Use And Screening In College Athletes: An Evidence-Based Pilot Project, Nicole Brustkern Bsn, Rn, Cpn, Sharon Boothe-Kepple Phd, Msn, Fnp-C, Phn (Chickasaw)

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background: Melanoma is the third most common cancer in individuals ages 15 – 29. The greatest risk for melanoma is ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Collegiate athletes are exposed to 1,000 more sun hours per year than the average adult, placing them at higher risk for melanoma. Evidence supports sunscreen education and screening to promote protective behaviors in young adults.

Objective: This evidence-based pilot project implements the standardized screening of sunscreen use and sun protective behaviors in women’s soccer players ages 18 to 21 years old at the University of San Diego.

Methods: The Sun Exposure and Protection ...


Identifying Gaps In Follow-Up Care Among Adults In An Occupational Health Setting: A Retrospective Ebp Pilot, Ginny Meyerhuber, Msn, Rn May 2021

Identifying Gaps In Follow-Up Care Among Adults In An Occupational Health Setting: A Retrospective Ebp Pilot, Ginny Meyerhuber, Msn, Rn

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

The Aim of this Evidence-Based Project (EBP) was to find a gap in care among adults working in a large financial institution who had the presence of elevated blood pressure at an onsite health clinic visit in the previous 3 years. Background: Screening for elevated blood pressure in an occupational health setting identified adults with one of the most common chronic medical conditions. Additionally, almost one-half of all adults in the United States have hypertension (HTN); a preventable risk factor for strokes and heart disease (Office of the Surgeon General, 2020). This Surgeon General’s report revealed that HTN control ...


Implementation Of The Center For Disease Control (Cdc) Prediabetes Risk Test In The Medical Weight Loss Setting, Gabriela Miller, Rn, Bsn May 2021

Implementation Of The Center For Disease Control (Cdc) Prediabetes Risk Test In The Medical Weight Loss Setting, Gabriela Miller, Rn, Bsn

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background: Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugars are higher than normal which increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), heart disease and stroke. One in three US adults have prediabetes and 90% of them do not know. Losing 5-7% of body weight and regular physical activity can lower the risk of developing T2DM by more than half.

Methods: Screening patients for prediabetes at a medical weight loss clinic using the evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Prediabetes Risk Test. A score of five or higher on the screening tool indicates the patient is at risk ...


Establishment Of Best Practice Skills For Advanced Practice Nurses, Leslie Kendrick, Tara Hughes, Joseph Burkard Dnsc, Crna May 2021

Establishment Of Best Practice Skills For Advanced Practice Nurses, Leslie Kendrick, Tara Hughes, Joseph Burkard Dnsc, Crna

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Over the past two decades, nursing researchers have defined nurses’ perceptions of evidence-based practice as well as facilitators and barriers to its implementation . This project seeks to take the next step through a current assessment of registered and advanced-practice nurses’ assimilation of evidence-based practice as well as a current literature review of the research to clinical use gap. This is a cross-sectional, retrospective project. Through analysis of two self-administered questionnaires to both registered and advanced-practice clinical nurses as well as literature review findings, five recommendations for advanced-practice nurses were created. Ultimately, the goal of this project seeks to establish evidenced-based ...


Transitioning From Onsite To Online Psychotherapy Visits During The Covid-19 Crisis, Michael Angello Negron, Dnp May 2021

Transitioning From Onsite To Online Psychotherapy Visits During The Covid-19 Crisis, Michael Angello Negron, Dnp

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Background: On March 19, 2020, the governor of the State of California, Gavin Newsom, issued executive stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic (State of California, 2020). In a private psychiatric practice in southern California treating patients with anxiety and depression, psychotherapy treatment was abruptly affected by that order. The purpose of this project was to transition from onsite to online psychotherapy visits to ensure the continuity of care and facilitate patients’ progress in dealing with mental illnesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Aims: The proposed solution to the problem of decreased access to care during the pandemic was ...


Weight Reduction Motivation In Osteoarthritis Patients Through Nurse Practitioner Driven Education And Follow-Up: A Pilot Project, Caoilfhionn Mulvey, Martha Fuller Phd May 2021

Weight Reduction Motivation In Osteoarthritis Patients Through Nurse Practitioner Driven Education And Follow-Up: A Pilot Project, Caoilfhionn Mulvey, Martha Fuller Phd

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Purpose of Project: The ultimate goal of this short-term pilot project is for

overweight or obese osteoarthritis patients to increase their knowledge on the benefits of

weight loss and physical activity. Research shows that for every kilogram of weight lost,

2.2–4.0 kilograms of weight is taken off of the joint and could reduce joint pain up to

thirty to fifty percent and improve quality of life. Following education from the provider,

patients will understand the correlation of osteoarthritis symptom management with

weight loss.

EBP Model/Frameworks: This project utilizes the Iowa Model of Evidence-Based

Practice to Promote ...