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Stroke Clinical Order Pathway Education (Scope) For Apns, Varsha Singh Dec 2018

Stroke Clinical Order Pathway Education (Scope) For Apns, Varsha Singh

Seton Hall University DNP Final Projects

More than 795,000 American adults have a stroke annually. About 610,000 are first or new strokes. Almost 140,000 Americans of all ages die of a stroke every year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017). Stroke requires emergent treatment and an exact clinical order pathway to ensure better patient outcomes and compliance with the standards of care defined by regulatory bodies such as the Joint Commission (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). While stroke management teams often include an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), there is a lack of a standardized protocol across ...


Keep The Beat With Heart Failure Education: A Quality Improvement Project, Brenda L. Peterson Dec 2018

Keep The Beat With Heart Failure Education: A Quality Improvement Project, Brenda L. Peterson

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: Heart failure (HF), also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), is the number one diagnosis-related group (DRG) for people 65 years of age and older in the United States. This disease group is complicated and debilitating, requiring frequent hospitalizations with high mortality rates. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has identified CHF as an area for improvement in hospitals.

Context: This was a quality improvement project for an integrated medical center in the Central Valley, California with over 19,000 HF patients. In 2018, for patients 65 years and older, HF is the third-most admitted ...


They Responded, We Listened: Improving Stroke Education And Patient Satisfaction, Melissa Meighan Dec 2018

They Responded, We Listened: Improving Stroke Education And Patient Satisfaction, Melissa Meighan

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

The annual decrease in stroke mortality rates in the United States has slowed, but in certain populations, such as Hispanics and in southern U.S. states, mortality rates are increasing. Stroke remains the number one cause of adult disability. A previous stroke is a risk factor for a second stroke. Prompt treatment is essential for positive outcomes. Patients need to present to the hospital no more than 4.5 hours from last known well for intravenous alteplase treatment and six to 24 hours from last known well for endovascular therapy. Based on the literature, the majority of patients are not ...


Empowering First Aiders Through Innovative Instructor Resources, J. Victoria Logan, Dominique Macdonald Nov 2018

Empowering First Aiders Through Innovative Instructor Resources, J. Victoria Logan, Dominique Macdonald

International Journal of First Aid Education

No abstract provided.


My Experience In Swaziland With Give Hope, Fight Poverty, Megan Kaser Nov 2018

My Experience In Swaziland With Give Hope, Fight Poverty, Megan Kaser

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Megan Kaser, a recent 2017 alum in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University, describes her experience with Give Hope, Fight Poverty (GHFP)—a nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in physician assistant studies. GHFP’s mission is “to foster philanthropy domestically by designing service-learning programs that engage U.S. college students with rural communities in Swaziland, Africa, and work together to educate, empower, and lift orphaned and vulnerable children—particularly those living in child-headed households— out of poverty” (Give Hope, Fight Poverty, n.d.). By incorporating college students in ...


Being Proactive About Media Engagement In First Aid Education, Emily Oliver, Gareth Bentley Nov 2018

Being Proactive About Media Engagement In First Aid Education, Emily Oliver, Gareth Bentley

International Journal of First Aid Education

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Writing Ourselves Into Existence: Healing Through Collaborative Curriculum Development, Bianca Ivette Laureano, Sara C. Flowers Drph Nov 2018

Writing Ourselves Into Existence: Healing Through Collaborative Curriculum Development, Bianca Ivette Laureano, Sara C. Flowers Drph

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Here we offer an open exchange / evaluation of our experience as facilitator and editor (Bianca) and writer and collaborator (Sara) during the inaugural Women of Color Sexual Health Network Curriculum Lab which took place November 2017 in New Orleans, LA. In two months, 7 women and femmes of color who are sexuality educators wrote a robust curriculum for our communities that centers pleasure, social emotional learning competencies as early Freedom Schools implemented, sex and pleasure positive, using an intersectional framework and praxis, disability justice framework, inclusive of LGBTQ communities, and does not assume HIV negative status. This is one of ...


On The Nature Of The University And What It Means For Nursing Education - La Nature De L’Université Et Ses Implications Pour La Formation En Sciences Infirmières, Jacinthe I. Pepin, Florence Myrick Oct 2018

On The Nature Of The University And What It Means For Nursing Education - La Nature De L’Université Et Ses Implications Pour La Formation En Sciences Infirmières, Jacinthe I. Pepin, Florence Myrick

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

No abstract provided.


Hearing Voices Simulation: Impact On Occupational Therapy Students, Rebecca Ozelie, Paige Panfil, Nicole Swiderski, Elizabeth Walz Oct 2018

Hearing Voices Simulation: Impact On Occupational Therapy Students, Rebecca Ozelie, Paige Panfil, Nicole Swiderski, Elizabeth Walz

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Auditory hallucinations, which are symptoms of schizophrenia, can significantly disrupt individuals’ daily lives. Occupational therapists (OTs) can address both the daily needs of people with schizophrenia and address cultural stigmas against mental illness. To combat stigma and increase empathy for patients with mental illnesses, auditory hallucinations simulations were developed. The purpose of this study was to determine if the Hearing Voices That Are Distressing (HVTAD) Simulation impacts OT students’ attitudes toward patients with auditory hallucinations and to explore the students’ perceptions of the simulation’s effectiveness as a teaching method. The participants completed a pretest Attitudes to Mental Illness Questionnaire ...


International Occupational Therapy Faculty Perceptions Regarding Doctoral Level Education, Bernadette Mineo, Beth Hathaway, Monali Kadkade Oct 2018

International Occupational Therapy Faculty Perceptions Regarding Doctoral Level Education, Bernadette Mineo, Beth Hathaway, Monali Kadkade

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Over the past decade a debate has ensued in the US regarding the clinical doctorate in occupational therapy (OT) and whether to require a doctorate to become an occupational therapist. Little discussion has occurred regarding the potential implications on the global community of occupational therapists, and there have been no attempts to ascertain the views of international OT faculty and practitioners. This study surveyed international OT faculty regarding their perceived need for and value of graduate education, particularly at the doctoral level, for OT faculty and practitioners in their countries. Fifty-three OT faculty from WFOT approved programs in eight countries ...


The Development And Implementation Of A Reliable Method For Educating Provider Groups On Stroke Discharge Order Sets, Deborah Gregoire, Shawn Taylor, Suneela Nayak, Mark Parker, Kathryn Cope, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, Brendan Lilley Oct 2018

The Development And Implementation Of A Reliable Method For Educating Provider Groups On Stroke Discharge Order Sets, Deborah Gregoire, Shawn Taylor, Suneela Nayak, Mark Parker, Kathryn Cope, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, Brendan Lilley

Operational Excellence

THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A RELIABLE METHOD FOR EDUCATING PROVIDERS ON STROKE DISCHARGE ORDER SETS

After receiving a comprehensive stroke certification from the Joint Commission, an academic tertiary care medical center created and revised 15 stroke order sets to ensure providers could easily place the correct orders for every stroke patient. Following certification, it was noted that there was inconsistent use of these order sets. This raised concerns that the process to treat a stroke patient may be delayed, creating serious potential risk for the patient.

A goal of this performance improvement plan was to develop and implement a ...


Strategies To Improve Resource Availability For New Graduate Nurses In A Critical Care Setting, Natasha Stankiewicz, Jonathan Archibald, Shawn Taylor, Deborah Jackson, Bonnie Boivin, Scu 2, Scu 3, Scu 4, Endoscopy, Radcu, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks Oct 2018

Strategies To Improve Resource Availability For New Graduate Nurses In A Critical Care Setting, Natasha Stankiewicz, Jonathan Archibald, Shawn Taylor, Deborah Jackson, Bonnie Boivin, Scu 2, Scu 3, Scu 4, Endoscopy, Radcu, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Stephen Tyzik, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks

Operational Excellence

STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE RESOURCE AVAILABILITY FOR NEW GRADUATE NURSES

Due to changes in the employment arena, health care organizations are hiring new graduate RNs into acute care. At an academic tertiary medical center, new hires typically are assigned into a night shift, which traditionally has less resource availability.

The results of a recent AHRQ hospital survey on patient culture safety demonstrated that new graduates were feeling unsupported and that patient safety could be potentially compromised. A team of caregivers developed several goals to provide increased support, encouragement and education to night shift new hires. Improvement in overall patient care and ...


Let’S Talk About Sex History: Impact Of A Communication Curriculum On Medical Student Performance And Perceived Competency, Colleen K. Stockdale, John Kippes, Marcy Rosenbaum, Marygrace Elson Oct 2018

Let’S Talk About Sex History: Impact Of A Communication Curriculum On Medical Student Performance And Perceived Competency, Colleen K. Stockdale, John Kippes, Marcy Rosenbaum, Marygrace Elson

Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Introduction: Communication in general, but especially regarding difficult topics such as sexual health is inadequately addressed in undergraduate medical education. Students often feel they are poorly trained in this area due to a lack of opportunities to practice taking sexual history. Thus, a communication curriculum was implemented to address this gap, including formal small group practice sessions on taking a sexual history during the Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) clerkship.

Aim: Determine whether medical students who completed a sexual history communication curriculum performed better during a formal standardized patient based assessment (PBA) at the conclusion of the OB/GYN clerkship ...


Success In The Streets Of Kensington, Melanie Perkins, Lindsay Wratcher, Halie Finke, Friederike Stock Sep 2018

Success In The Streets Of Kensington, Melanie Perkins, Lindsay Wratcher, Halie Finke, Friederike Stock

Nexus Maximus

The third day of Nexus Maximus was spent working on our poster and getting our final ideas together to present the pitch to our audience. We all worked side by side in one of the DEC classrooms working on putting our thoughts into bullet points and developing the graphics for the board. My group member and I went to the poster workshop and got inspired to create the board layout. We wanted to keep the board as simple as possible with easy to read graphics and bullet points so that the viewer could easily follow our process and understand what ...


Philly N' Me, Chi Hoo Hwang, Christopher Cherestal, Mackenzie Malcolm, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Michael Griffith Sep 2018

Philly N' Me, Chi Hoo Hwang, Christopher Cherestal, Mackenzie Malcolm, Hannah Fitzpatrick, Michael Griffith

Nexus Maximus

Our purpose was to increase the awareness of education opportunities, for the under-privileged youth in the city Philadelphia. To do this, we have created a program which uses our holistic approach, focusing on creating a well-rounded student.

Nexus Maximus V

The 2018 Challenge: "Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities" Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.

Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in ...


Revealing The Benefits Of Checklists For Preparing Projects And Research, Joanna Muise, Emily Oliver Sep 2018

Revealing The Benefits Of Checklists For Preparing Projects And Research, Joanna Muise, Emily Oliver

International Journal of First Aid Education

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Patient Safety Educational Program On Nurses' Patient Safety Culture And Patient Safety Indicators, Nasrin Hanifi, Zahra Yazdanshenas, Masoumeh Namadian, Nima Motamed Sep 2018

The Effect Of Patient Safety Educational Program On Nurses' Patient Safety Culture And Patient Safety Indicators, Nasrin Hanifi, Zahra Yazdanshenas, Masoumeh Namadian, Nima Motamed

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The need to improve patient’s safety is to change the patient’s safety culture. This study was conducted to determine the effect of the patient safety education program on nurses’ patient safety culture and patient safety indicators.

This single-blind clinical trial was conducted in two cardiac medical wards that were randomly selected as research settings among the hospital teaching wards of the Zanjan city in Zanjan. Twenty-six nurses participated in this study under in the experimental and control groups. The experimental group received the educational program for two sessions, and the control group received a booklet about patient safety ...


Nutrition Education To Improve Health Outcomes In Community Dwelling Older Adults, Sara Giessinger Aug 2018

Nutrition Education To Improve Health Outcomes In Community Dwelling Older Adults, Sara Giessinger

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

The proportion of people age 60 and over is growing faster than other age group, and will double by 2050 from approximately 605 million to 2 billion worldwide, in addition to the 80 and over population quadrupling by the same time. Non-communicable diseases such as obesity, cancer, coronary heart and lung disease, diabetes, hypertension, insulin resistance, and hyperlipidemia,represent 63% of deaths annually worldwide. Due to the immense contact nurses have with clients, they play a key role in screening, referrals and education to guide this demographic to improved health outcomes through nutrition and physical activity interventions (Xiaoyue, Parker ...


Electrical Stimulation For Treating Pressure Injuries: Evaluation Of A Knowledge Mobilization Project, Lyndsay Orr Aug 2018

Electrical Stimulation For Treating Pressure Injuries: Evaluation Of A Knowledge Mobilization Project, Lyndsay Orr

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Pressure ulcers (PrU) are a secondary health complication that cause increased morbidity, mortality and decreased quality of life. PrUs have also been shown to have a significant financial burden on the healthcare system. Current best practice guidelines strongly recommend the use of Electrical Stimulation (E-Stim) to increase healing rates of PrUs. Unfortunately, there has been lack of uptake for the use of E-Stim in clinical practice. To address this gap in practice, a knowledge mobilization project called the E-Stim Collaboration Project was developed. The aim of this dissertation was to 1) determine if an education program can change knowledge, attitudes ...


“We Love The Way You Think” Winner: The Apple And The Mannequin, Emily Stang Aug 2018

“We Love The Way You Think” Winner: The Apple And The Mannequin, Emily Stang

International Journal of First Aid Education

No abstract provided.


Letter From The Editor, Jessica Walter Jul 2018

Letter From The Editor, Jessica Walter

Reflections on Healthcare Management

Introduction for the second collection of work from the School of Medicine's Division of Management. Jessica Walter comments that nearly all of the papers touch on the theory and practice of process improvement.


Assessing The Impact Of A Partnership‐Based Work/Study Nursing Upgrade Programme In A Low And Middle‐Income Setting, Sharon Brownie, Samwel Gatimu, Abdul Haq Wahedna, Isabel Kambo, Eunice Ndirangu Jul 2018

Assessing The Impact Of A Partnership‐Based Work/Study Nursing Upgrade Programme In A Low And Middle‐Income Setting, Sharon Brownie, Samwel Gatimu, Abdul Haq Wahedna, Isabel Kambo, Eunice Ndirangu

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

Aim: To evaluate the 15‐years impact of the work‐study nursing upgrading programme in East Africa.

Background: Working nurses in Africa are often primary family income earners, with limited ability to leave jobs and upgrade qualifications. In 2001, the university established a work‐study upgrade programme for enrolled‐ and diploma‐level nurses, allowing them to upgrade their qualifications while continuing to work and support families. Donor partnerships provided scholarships to further increase programme access.

Design: A mixed method design was used involving an online alumni survey and 24 interviews and 23 focus groups with 172 purposively selected representatives of ...


Impact Of An Academic Pharmacy Elective On Student Interest In A Career In Academia, Gina Bellottie, Pharmd, Bcacp, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Bs, Pharmd, Elena Umland, Pharmd Jul 2018

Impact Of An Academic Pharmacy Elective On Student Interest In A Career In Academia, Gina Bellottie, Pharmd, Bcacp, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, Bs, Pharmd, Elena Umland, Pharmd

College of Pharmacy Posters

Objective

To determine the impact of an academic pharmacy elective on student interest in pursuing academic careers.


Assessment Of Nursing Knowledge Before And After Implementation Of Educational Intervention On Heart Failure, Sarah Scott Jul 2018

Assessment Of Nursing Knowledge Before And After Implementation Of Educational Intervention On Heart Failure, Sarah Scott

Dissertations

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge of nursing staff on a cardiology unit before and after the implementation of heart failure specific education. Methods: Forty staff nurses on a cardiology unit at a single institution were given The Nurses Knowledge of Heart Failure Education Principles Survey (NKHFEP), a validated tool to assess nursing knowledge of heart failure. A series of four educational sessions were given to the same forty nurses. They were then given the NKHFEP survey a second time to assess change in knowledge post educational intervention. Results: The mean of Pre-education (M = 16 ...


Implementing A Caps Simulation To Increase Nursing Education Practice Students’ Self-Awareness Of Attitudes And Beliefs About Poverty, Melissa Ehmke Jul 2018

Implementing A Caps Simulation To Increase Nursing Education Practice Students’ Self-Awareness Of Attitudes And Beliefs About Poverty, Melissa Ehmke

Dissertations

Problem. The purpose of this project is to determine if college students who are currently in nursing school, will benefit from the addition of a poverty simulation to positively influence their self-awareness and individual-level beliefs and attitudes towards poverty, therefore being able to serve those in poverty fully and guide them to appropriate resources.

Methods. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctoral Nursing Practice (DNP) students participated in a three-hour Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS). A twenty-one item Attitude Toward Poverty Scale short form (ATPS) survey was completed pre and post-simulation participation.

Results. Significant improvements resulted in three of ...


Post-Traumatic Stress And Academic Performance Among Entry-Level Doctoral Physical Therapy Students In A Human Anatomy Cadaver Dissection Course, Sue E. Curfman, Gary P. Austin, Joyce S. Nicholas Jul 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress And Academic Performance Among Entry-Level Doctoral Physical Therapy Students In A Human Anatomy Cadaver Dissection Course, Sue E. Curfman, Gary P. Austin, Joyce S. Nicholas

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Background: Dissection of human cadavers can be a stressful experience for students. Purpose: The purposes of this study were twofold: 1) to determine if physical therapy students develop or experience a worsening of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms during exposure to and dissection of human cadavers; and 2) to determine if these symptoms are related to academic performance. Methods: Previous history of a diagnosis of anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder and level of prior exposure to cadavers were recorded among 26 entry-level first semester doctoral students in physical therapy (DPT) taking gross human anatomy. Their level of anxiety about working ...


Applying Process Standardization And Health Literacy Precautions To Increase Older Adult Patient Satisfaction With Medication Teaching, Casie N. Sultana Jul 2018

Applying Process Standardization And Health Literacy Precautions To Increase Older Adult Patient Satisfaction With Medication Teaching, Casie N. Sultana

Master's Projects

The purpose of this paper is to describe a quality improvement (QI) project with the goal of creating an evidence-based, standardized process for nurses to teach older adult patients about newly prescribed medications.


Should Nursing Education Programs Be Stressful?, Chantell Belnavis Jul 2018

Should Nursing Education Programs Be Stressful?, Chantell Belnavis

Posters@Research Events

Our research involves identifying the main causes of stress in Nursing Students from Traditional Programs and developing interventions to limit the effect these stressors have on the educational experience of becoming a Registered Nurse. We are conducting this research through a narrative literature review, where articles are used as references in order to draw to a conclusion on how the “stress environment” within nursing curriculum could be decreased and ultimately better utilize the Nursing Care Model. The nursing core model treats the whole person to better promote well-being.


Should Surrogacy Care Be Included In Nursing Educational Programs?, Reneth Karla Estrella Jul 2018

Should Surrogacy Care Be Included In Nursing Educational Programs?, Reneth Karla Estrella

Posters@Research Events

Surrogacy is a growing option for families unable to successfully conceive or carry a baby to term for various reasons. Despite the growth in the use of surrogate mothers both in the U.S. and globally, very few nursing education programs provide adequate education on this topic. A literature review of 12 peer-reviewed sources published within the past 12 years was conducted. Clearly, there is a critical lack of content about care of surrogate mothers in nursing programs. Nursing education should continue to evolve alongside societal changes in order to provide holistic care to our growing and diverse population.


International Students Experience Of A Western Medical School. A Mixed Methods Study, Exploring The Impact Of The Clinical Years Of The Programme In The Context Of Adjustment To The Irish Health Care System., Deepak Karivelil Jul 2018

International Students Experience Of A Western Medical School. A Mixed Methods Study, Exploring The Impact Of The Clinical Years Of The Programme In The Context Of Adjustment To The Irish Health Care System., Deepak Karivelil

MSc by research theses

Due to improvements in technology, transportation, and ease of access, we live in an era of unprecedented globalization and ever-increasing diversity in tertiary institutions. Internationality and multiculturalism confer numerous benefits for students, institutions, and nations. Nevertheless, it is reported that international students face challenges when adjusting to a new culture. These acculturative challenges could drastically add to the numerous challenges that students in medical school already face. This study aims to address two questions:

  1. How do cultural backgrounds impact the challenges and coping mechanisms faced by sojourning medical students in their clinical years and how do these differ from that ...