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Mlk Book Read 2019 (Research Materials), Holy Cross Libraries Jan 2019

Mlk Book Read 2019 (Research Materials), Holy Cross Libraries

Library Resources for Campus Events

A bibliography of resources available through the Holy Cross Libraries which provide additional information related to the MLK Winter Book Read, based on the best-seller “Brother, I'm Dying" by Edwidge Danticat.


The Santa Clara, 2019-01-17, Santa Clara University Jan 2019

The Santa Clara, 2019-01-17, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


The Santthe Santa Clara, 2019-01-10, Santa Clara University Jan 2019

The Santthe Santa Clara, 2019-01-10, Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara

No abstract provided.


Cancer Of The Esophagus, Rebecca M. Kwait, Richard S. Pieters, Madhavi Toke, Lauren E. Studey, Ali Akalin, Adib R. Karam, Geoffrey Graeber, Lacey J. Mcintosh, Anupam Singh Jan 2019

Cancer Of The Esophagus, Rebecca M. Kwait, Richard S. Pieters, Madhavi Toke, Lauren E. Studey, Ali Akalin, Adib R. Karam, Geoffrey Graeber, Lacey J. Mcintosh, Anupam Singh

Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist

This chapter in Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist presents an overview of esophageal cancer, including etiology, epidemiology, screening, pathology, staging, and treatment.


Sleep Apnea In Children, Tanya Al-Talib Jan 2019

Sleep Apnea In Children, Tanya Al-Talib

School of Dental Medicine - UMC Briefs

Does your child snore? Have you witnessed your child stop breathing while sleeping? Is your child not growth at a normal rate? Does your child feel tired? Does your child have trouble focusing in school? Does your child wet the bed?

All of the above conditions may be related to having sleep problems and or sleep disordered breathing.


January 2019, Swosu Bulldog Wellness Committee Jan 2019

January 2019, Swosu Bulldog Wellness Committee

SWOSU BULLDOG WELLNESS

Making Your Resolutions Really Work

New Year’s resolutions are slightly out of favor — airily dismissed as a waste of time, given their high failure rate. But there remains something compelling about the onset of a brand new year for reflecting on changes that would improve your life. To provide advice on ways to make resolutions that will actually come to fruition,


Physiological Responses Of Adults With Sensory Over-Responsiveness, Catherine Anne Datu, Nicholas Wing Or, Megan Melody Valentine, Megan Jeanne Velcich Jan 2019

Physiological Responses Of Adults With Sensory Over-Responsiveness, Catherine Anne Datu, Nicholas Wing Or, Megan Melody Valentine, Megan Jeanne Velcich

Student Research Posters

The purpose of this research study is to identify if there are physiological response patterns associated with self-reported sensory over-responsiveness (SOR) in typical adults. SOR is the most common sensory modulation disorder and negatively affects the daily experiences of those that report SOR. The first phase of the study consisted of phone interviews where participants were screened for any potential characteristics that could affect physiological function. Then, the SRQ and AASP were used in conjunction to identify low and high SOR, typical adults. The last phase utilized the Sensory Challenge Protocol, which is both standardized and randomized, to expose participants ...


Improving Cardiac Arrest Outcomes With Hands-Only Cpr, Ethan Witt Jan 2019

Improving Cardiac Arrest Outcomes With Hands-Only Cpr, Ethan Witt

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Bystander CPR is one of the most effective and necessary components of cardiac arrest management, increasing survival rates by two to three times. However, rates of bystander CPR are inadequately low. Hands-only CPR has been found to be an effective intervention in the management of cardiac arrest and addresses many of the barriers to bystander CPR.


Promoting Tia Awareness: Decreasing Stroke Mortality In Vermont, Nicole Becher Jan 2019

Promoting Tia Awareness: Decreasing Stroke Mortality In Vermont, Nicole Becher

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

The death rate from stroke in Washington County, VT was nearly twice that of the state in 2015. Risk of death from stroke can be decreased by timely intervention, however many patients are unaware as to signs and symptoms of stroke, and when to seek medical attention. A brochure was developed and distributed, aiming to shorten the time between experiencing TIA symptoms and point of contact with medical professionals.


Cime Newsletter : January 2019, Cime Jan 2019

Cime Newsletter : January 2019, Cime

CIME Newsletter

-As good as it gets ?
-Highlights of The Year 2018
-Trainee Healthcare Assistants get a refresher
-Enhancing skills to save lives
-Simulation Workshop on Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage
-Beyond The Boundary
-Simwars


Improving Patient Knowledge Of Antimicrobial Resistance And Appropriate Antibiotic Use In A Rutland County Acute Care Center, Stephen D. Daniels Jan 2019

Improving Patient Knowledge Of Antimicrobial Resistance And Appropriate Antibiotic Use In A Rutland County Acute Care Center, Stephen D. Daniels

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Antimicrobial resistant infections are one of the most prevalent global health concerns of our time. It is paramount that action be taken to do all we can to reduce the burden that these “superbug” infections bring in the form of both serious illness and financial strain on healthcare systems. As healthcare professionals, the onus falls on us to educate the public on basic knowledge regarding bacterial/viral illness, as well as proper antibiotic utilization, so that we can all work in coercion with one another to combat this global health concern. The here-in project describes an educational piece with this ...


Increasing Advance Directive Utilization In Hardwick, Vt, Maeve Lauren Donnelly Jan 2019

Increasing Advance Directive Utilization In Hardwick, Vt, Maeve Lauren Donnelly

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

This project was created to increase advance directive use at the Hardwick Area Health Center in Hardwick, VT. The project was aimed at creating awareness of the lack of advance directive use both to the providers and patients, so persuasive educational flyers were made to hang around the office. This project helped increase the attitude and awareness of the importance of advance directive planning.


A Provider's Guide To Medical Cannabis: Thc And Cbd. Putting The Evidence To Work For Improved Patient Care, Danielle Smith Jan 2019

A Provider's Guide To Medical Cannabis: Thc And Cbd. Putting The Evidence To Work For Improved Patient Care, Danielle Smith

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Please use abstract uploaded with previous powerpoint


Reducing Benzodiazepine Use For The Treatment Of Insomnia And Supporting Nonpharmacological Therapies, Unchan Pyon Jan 2019

Reducing Benzodiazepine Use For The Treatment Of Insomnia And Supporting Nonpharmacological Therapies, Unchan Pyon

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Most medical organizations recommend against the use of benzodiazepine use for the treatment of insomnia, especially in the elderly. However, the percentage of the adult population on benzos increase with age: 7.5% in adults ages 51-64; 9% in adults over 65. Alternative therapies for insomnia, including online CBT, require more commitment than taking a medication so many patients opt for medication. This project aims to increase awareness of benzodiazepine use for insomnia and provide support for nonpharmacological therapies.


Substance Use Disorder Treatment Decision Aid For Adults In Chittenden County Vermont, Elizabeth V. Mcleod Jan 2019

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Decision Aid For Adults In Chittenden County Vermont, Elizabeth V. Mcleod

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Substance Abuse Disorders (SUDs) are a prevalent public health concern in both the national and local arena resulting in millions of dollars in pubic health costs and loss of life. Navigating the treatment options available in Chittenden County can be time consuming, difficult, and delay treatment. In order to help guide adult patients and their families in Chittenden County along their journey towards recovery from SUDs, a treatment decision aid was developed for choosing the right level of care.


Cyberbullying: A Resource For School-Aged Children, Adolescents, And Parents In Milton, Vermont, James K. Rohwer Jan 2019

Cyberbullying: A Resource For School-Aged Children, Adolescents, And Parents In Milton, Vermont, James K. Rohwer

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Cyberbullying occurs when harmful words or actions by one or more persons are intentionally and repeatedly directed against another person in the digital world through text message, social media, e-mail, apps, online video games, forums, etc. Today, more children and adolescents are connected to the internet than ever before, which puts them at risk of becoming victims of cyberbullying. Many victims, as well as parents of victims, may not be familiar with the resources that are available to them in the areas in which they live when concerns of cyberbullying arise. Therefore, the goal of this project was to create ...


Educating Patients On Screening Guidelines And Expectations For Well-Woman Examinations, Cyrus Maxim Jalai Jan 2019

Educating Patients On Screening Guidelines And Expectations For Well-Woman Examinations, Cyrus Maxim Jalai

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Female patients seeing primary care in rural settings often do not seek out specialized care from a practicing OB/GYN, favoring instead to utilize their family practitioner to respond to their complaints. As such, it would be effective to work to educate these patients at their well-women examinations on routine screenings, immunizations, and health maintenance methods they should expect based on their presenting age. A handout simplifying and synthesizing the main screening and general health guidelines for annual well-women examinations may be helpful for female patients using primary care practitioners as their source for obstetric and gynecologic care.


Barriers To Smoking Cessation In Patients Enrolled In Suboxone Treatment Programs, Thomas L. Arnell Jan 2019

Barriers To Smoking Cessation In Patients Enrolled In Suboxone Treatment Programs, Thomas L. Arnell

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year. The prevalence of tobacco use among substance abuse treatment program enrollees is substantially higher than that of the general population, with recent estimates ranging between 75-97%. The aim of this project was to identify specific barriers to smoking cessation in patients enrolled in suboxone treatment programs in Franklin County, VT. The most commonly cited barriers among survey responders were related to fear of the effects of tobacco withdrawl, while the most important barrier was related to ...


Patient Guide To Access Quality Health Information Online, Danielle Wall Jan 2019

Patient Guide To Access Quality Health Information Online, Danielle Wall

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

A large percentage of patients use online search engines to access health information. However, there is a large amount of health information online that is unregulated and not evidence-based. As a result patients may acquire health information that is incorrect which may negatively affect patient-provider relationships and patient's healthcare. A brochure was created to highlight safe practices for accessing health information online.


Patient Education On The Association Of Hormonal Contraception With Depression, Julia E. Hannigan Jan 2019

Patient Education On The Association Of Hormonal Contraception With Depression, Julia E. Hannigan

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Hormonal contraceptive agents are widely used by women during their reproductive years. In recent years, research has been released linking hormonal contraception with the initiation of antidepressant medication and a first diagnosis of depression. More research is still warranted in order to further elucidate the relationship between hormonal contraception and depression, but current evidence prompts the necessity for shared decision making between clinicians and women considering treatment with hormonal contraceptive agents. The goal of this project is to give providers easily accessible patient educational materials in the form of epic smart phrases to aid in informed decision making.


An Educational Module For Adolescents On Cannabis Following Its Legalization, Anna Lidofsky Jan 2019

An Educational Module For Adolescents On Cannabis Following Its Legalization, Anna Lidofsky

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

Recreational use of cannabis has been recently legalized in Vermont. One year prior to its legalization, 42% of high school students in Washington County reported at least one-time use of cannabis. An educational module for adolescents was developed to address the increasing potency of cannabis and health risks associated with its use.


Art Interventions For Seniors In New Milford, Ct, Lauren Gaffaney Jan 2019

Art Interventions For Seniors In New Milford, Ct, Lauren Gaffaney

Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects

There is a growing body of evidence that art therapy for seniors has been shown to improve sociability and mood, reduce the risk of dementia, decrease agitation, depression, isolation, and improve the overall quality of life. Recent research conducted in Burlington with the UVM LCOM Public Health Program suggested that art appreciation and history sessions can have similarly beneficial effects while requiring less volunteer/caregiver time, equipment, and with a lower cost. I surveyed the art interventions available in New Milford, CT and found there were limited active art classes available and no art appreciation sessions. I presented an art ...


Animal-Assisted Interventions In Health Care Settings: A Best Practices Manual For Establishing New Programs, Sandra B. Barker, Rebecca A. Vokes, Randolph T. Barker Jan 2019

Animal-Assisted Interventions In Health Care Settings: A Best Practices Manual For Establishing New Programs, Sandra B. Barker, Rebecca A. Vokes, Randolph T. Barker

Purdue University Press Book Previews

Growing literature around the benefits of animal-assisted intervention (AAI) spurs health care professionals and administrators to start new programs. Yet the trend also raises questions of how best to begin and run successful AAI programs—under what circumstances, with what staff, and within what guidelines.

Animal-Assisted Interventions in Health Care Settings: A Best Practices Manual for Establishing New Programs succinctly outlines how best to develop, implement, run, and evaluate AAI programs. Drawing on extensive professional experiences and research from more than fifteen years leading the Center for Human-Animal Interaction in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, the authors discuss ...


High Risk, High Reward: How Team-Based Care Helps The Most Complex Patients, Deborah Satterfield, Kathleen Fraser, Mary Mclaughlin-Davis, Vanessa Casillas Dec 2018

High Risk, High Reward: How Team-Based Care Helps The Most Complex Patients, Deborah Satterfield, Kathleen Fraser, Mary Mclaughlin-Davis, Vanessa Casillas

Books, Presentations, Posters, Etc.

Complex patients, challenging patients, costly patients, we all have them. With a team-based care model, caring for these patients can become gratifying, even fun. Led by a primary care physician, a psychologist, and case managers from three organizations, this session will explore an integrated case management approach that uses case managers, behavioral health, and PharmDs.

After this presentation you will be able to:

  1. 1. Discuss the value of an integrated case management approach in complex populations
  2. Describe the value and use of behavioral health providers and PharmDs in the care of complex patients
  3. Explain how to structure and lead complex ...


Don’T Wait: Find And Address Behavioral Health Issues, Patrick Triplett, Amy Nist Dec 2018

Don’T Wait: Find And Address Behavioral Health Issues, Patrick Triplett, Amy Nist

Books, Presentations, Posters, Etc.

Medical/Surgical units often lack behavioral health specialty resources to identify and support individuals with mental health and substance misuse conditions. Not addressing these issues increases costs, imposes undue burdens on staff, intensifies patient agitation, and impairs the care experience for individuals and their families. Our behavioral health teams proactively identify, assess and intervene on patients in our medical/surgical units while supporting and teaching medical/surgical staff how to more effectively interact with these populations.

Objectives
Objectives for Johns Hopkins:

  • Describe some of the considerations that go into formation of a pro-active psychiatric consultation service
  • Review metrics and purported ...


Teamwork, Communication, And Data: 3 Keys To Large- Scale Practice Change In Opioid Prescribing, Linda Cruz, Ryan Dix Dec 2018

Teamwork, Communication, And Data: 3 Keys To Large- Scale Practice Change In Opioid Prescribing, Linda Cruz, Ryan Dix

Books, Presentations, Posters, Etc.

This session will share lessons learned from the four-year implementation of a pain-care pathway across 45 patient-centered medical home (PCMH) clinics in Oregon. Leveraging the PCMH team, communication, and data to improve pain management and reduce risk, Providence Medical Group was able to realize a 68% reduction of patients on high-dose opioids. After this presentation you will be able to:

  1. Explain a scalable approach, using CDC guidelines, to implement a pathway to reduce opioid prescribing in primary care
  2. Discuss three key principles of implementing a pain-care pathway in a team-based care environment
  3. Develop an opioid care pathway action plan at ...


Improving Bedside Procedural Safety Through Optimizing Timeout Documentation And A Pre-Procedure Checklist, Jennifer Harris, Md, R. Benson Jones, Md, Kristin Lohr, Md, Grant Turner, Md, Drew Kotler, Md, Justine Blum, Md, Megan Margiotta, Md, Matthew Bokhari, Md, Erica Li, Md, Riti Kanesa-Thasan, Md, Bracken Babula, Md, Rebecca Jaffe, Md Dec 2018

Improving Bedside Procedural Safety Through Optimizing Timeout Documentation And A Pre-Procedure Checklist, Jennifer Harris, Md, R. Benson Jones, Md, Kristin Lohr, Md, Grant Turner, Md, Drew Kotler, Md, Justine Blum, Md, Megan Margiotta, Md, Matthew Bokhari, Md, Erica Li, Md, Riti Kanesa-Thasan, Md, Bracken Babula, Md, Rebecca Jaffe, Md

Department of Medicine Posters

Aim

GOAL: Improve the safety of patients undergoing bedside procedures while maintaining the full spectrum of graduated autonomy in procedure training for residents.

SMART Aim: Increase the rate of timeouts documented for bedside procedures from 29% to 50% by June 2018.


#Work2bewell Powered By Providence Health & Services, Robin Henderson, Mary Renouf-Hanson Dec 2018

#Work2bewell Powered By Providence Health & Services, Robin Henderson, Mary Renouf-Hanson

Books, Presentations, Posters, Etc.

Improving mental health and emotional well-being is the focus of many community health assessments and prevention efforts. This session will focus on innovative ideas that engage youth and their families where they are—in schools, communities and while seeking healthcare. Learn from healthcare leaders at Bellin Health, Cincinnati Children’s, Providence St Joseph Health and East London NHS Foundation Trust and their community partners as they share their successful efforts to change the conversation with today’s youth.


Regional Strategies To Collaboratively Measure Affordability, Meredith Roberts Tomasi, Katie Dobler, Pamela Mariea-Nason Dec 2018

Regional Strategies To Collaboratively Measure Affordability, Meredith Roberts Tomasi, Katie Dobler, Pamela Mariea-Nason

Books, Presentations, Posters, Etc.

Learn how Oregon and other states and regions are addressing health care quality and affordability with multi-payer regional data, cost reporting, and community stakeholder collaborations. This session will create a common understanding of terminology and share reports in use today. Participants will draft an affordability roadmap, deepen their knowledge of how to identify meaningful partnerships, and understand how any organization fits into the conversation.

After this presentation you will be able to:

  1. 1. Discuss the terminology, data elements, and regional resources already working with quality and cost data across the country, and explain how Oregon uses regional data and multi-stakeholder ...


High Reliability + Value Improvement = Learning Organization, Sheri Feeney, Liga Mezaraups, Douglas Meyer, Glenda Battey, Linda Severs Dec 2018

High Reliability + Value Improvement = Learning Organization, Sheri Feeney, Liga Mezaraups, Douglas Meyer, Glenda Battey, Linda Severs

Books, Presentations, Posters, Etc.

Experience how the 3rd largest nonprofit health-system is becoming a learning organization. Engaging frontline staff in high reliability and improvement skills is critical to a High Reliability Learning Organization (HRLO). Leaders and staff pursuing daily improvement deliver greater value to patients, each other, business operations, and their communities. Participants will learn how to combine HRO and improvement science so everyone has the skills, will, and freedom to provide more affordable care and attain zero harm.

Objectives:

  1. Identify successful elements and challenges of implementation and spread of our high reliability behaviors.
  2. Demonstrate how HRO behaviors are the foundation for daily ...