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The Effects Of Music Therapy On Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Defects In The Pre And Postoperative Setting, Janelle Marie Choy Dec 2024

The Effects Of Music Therapy On Pediatric Patients With Congenital Heart Defects In The Pre And Postoperative Setting, Janelle Marie Choy

Nursing | Student Research Posters

Congenital heart defects is a prominent medical occurrence especially in pediatrics. These defects often require surgeries and extensive treatment plans. These treatment plans often include invasive surgeries and extensive treatment plans which can require long recovery times along with potential surgical complications. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of music therapy on pediatric patients with congenital heart defects in the pre and postoperative setting and how music therapy can be implemented in treatment plans to yield effective recovery results for these patients. This research is significant as elevated vital signs and preoperative anxiety are associated with an increased need …


Psychological Preparedness And Resilience Of Palestinians' University Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey, Nizar B. Said, Mohammed Hayek, Adnan L. Sarhan, Jamal Qaddumi, Fadi Zaben, Aidah Alkaissi, Aseel Alsayed, Hammoda Abu-Odah Jun 2024

Psychological Preparedness And Resilience Of Palestinians' University Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey, Nizar B. Said, Mohammed Hayek, Adnan L. Sarhan, Jamal Qaddumi, Fadi Zaben, Aidah Alkaissi, Aseel Alsayed, Hammoda Abu-Odah

Palestinian Medical and Pharmaceutical Journal

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant threat to the worldwide population. Although several studies have been conducted targeting the diverse population, such as healthcare professionals and students, no study available to date sheds light on the academic and administrative staff who have experienced stress due to daily academic activities, such as using online platforms for teaching and learning. Objectives: This study aims to investigate the resilience and psychological preparedness of Palestinian university staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey mode was applied. A convenience sampling was used to present academic and administrative university staff in …


Approach To Pivie In Pediatrics: Standardization For Early Detection, Jamie Green, Jill Gregory, Elizabeth Murphy, Jessica Miller, Nicole Manchester, Frank Harris, Meaghan Wildes, Cecilia Inman, Jenn Paradis, Faye Weir May 2024

Approach To Pivie In Pediatrics: Standardization For Early Detection, Jamie Green, Jill Gregory, Elizabeth Murphy, Jessica Miller, Nicole Manchester, Frank Harris, Meaghan Wildes, Cecilia Inman, Jenn Paradis, Faye Weir

Operations Transformation

PIVIE (Peripheral Intravenous Infiltration & Extravasation) can have devastating effects, especially in the pediatric population. The condition may disrupt vasculature severe enough for permanent skin and tissue loss that can lead to impaired limb function due to severe scarring. Problem: No standardized process existed either to prevent or review these events at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center prior to the study. PIVIEs were measured through the event reporting platform and only severe PIVIEs were being documented in this report. All infiltrations (1-4 on the infiltration scale) should be measured for accurate benchmarking. Occurrences in the electronic medical …


Improving Prolonged Antibiotics Education In A Pediatric Unit, Zerena S. Silva Villamonte May 2024

Improving Prolonged Antibiotics Education In A Pediatric Unit, Zerena S. Silva Villamonte

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem Children’s Hospital A's incidence report tool, iCares, demonstrates that 50% of the issues related to prolonged intravenous (IV) antibiotics are categorized as administration issues. This leads to the medication being delivered at the wrong time or rate. Having these issues increases patient length of stay, increasing hospital costs. Context The microsystems for this quality improvement project include inpatient pediatric patient care units (PCU) 300, 360, and 400. Children’s Hospital A is a 361-bed San Francisco Bay Area hospital. Interventions The Clinical Nurse Leader students implemented a presentation defining prolonged IV antibiotics, their rationale, and a video demonstrating the correct …


Educating Pediatric Registered Nurses On The Administration Of Prolonged Intravenous Antibiotics, Kasandra Rezler May 2024

Educating Pediatric Registered Nurses On The Administration Of Prolonged Intravenous Antibiotics, Kasandra Rezler

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem According to Children’s Hospital A's incident reporting system, 50% of problems related to prolonged intravenous antibiotics were classified as administration issues. When mistakes are made in this process, the antibiotic is then delivered at the wrong rate or the wrong time, which is problematic. Additionally, findings from a needs assessment survey highlight a critical need for targeted interventions, such as an educational video, to reduce administration errors associated with prolonged IV antibiotics. Context Within Children’s Hospital A, the microsystems targeted by this quality improvement project consist of inpatient pediatric patient care units (PCU) 300, 360, and 400. Children’s …


Educating Inpatient Pediatric Registered Nurses On The Setup And Administration Of Prolonged Intravenous Antibiotics And The Reduction Of Medication Errors, Kiara Hayden May 2024

Educating Inpatient Pediatric Registered Nurses On The Setup And Administration Of Prolonged Intravenous Antibiotics And The Reduction Of Medication Errors, Kiara Hayden

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem The acute care unit microsystem of a California children’s hospital encounters issues involving the incorrect set up and administration of prolonged intravenous (IV) antibiotics and medication errors, such as delivery at the wrong rate or time. These problems can result in negative patient health outcomes, delayed healing, antibiotic resistance, and increased length of hospital stay and costs. Context A collaborative quality improvement (QI) project was launched to target the pediatric population of this particular microsystem. The aim of this project was to standardize prolonged IV antibiotic practices, disseminate knowledge while using evidence-based practice (EBP), and improve patient outcomes. Interventions …


Parents And Health Care Teams Perceptions Of Communication In Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Marjan Mardani, Haydeh Heidari May 2024

Parents And Health Care Teams Perceptions Of Communication In Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Marjan Mardani, Haydeh Heidari

The Qualitative Report

Parents experience a lot of stress in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Then effective communication between parents and members of the care team is an essential component of improving the quality of care. The present study was conducted by qualitative exploratory research method for explaining parents and health care teams' perceptions of communication in NICU. We selected 39 participants by purposive sampling. We collected data through in-depth semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. The transcripts were analysed using the conventional content analysis approach. Three themes were obtained by analyzing the data included, the nature of communication, the theme of factors affecting successful …


Addressing Air Quality Mitigation As A Key Factor In Asthma Management And Prevention, Julia Buckles, Jewel Radford May 2024

Addressing Air Quality Mitigation As A Key Factor In Asthma Management And Prevention, Julia Buckles, Jewel Radford

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Asthma is the most prevalent disease in childhood and disproportionately affects African American (AA) populations in terms of prevalence and frequency of exacerbations. Air quality and environmental factors are strongly associated with the diagnosis and management of asthma and AA children are more likely to live in areas with poor air quality. An air quality flag program was implemented in a daycare located in a county with a predominantly AA population with a high prevalence of asthma diagnoses. The goal of the intervention was to increase staff awareness of air quality and the impact it can have on asthma diagnosis …


Building Trust To Extinguish Burnout: A Qualitative Study Of Hospital, State, And Federal Policies That Impact Pediatric Nurse Burnout In Connecticut, Cecelia Angelica Morello May 2024

Building Trust To Extinguish Burnout: A Qualitative Study Of Hospital, State, And Federal Policies That Impact Pediatric Nurse Burnout In Connecticut, Cecelia Angelica Morello

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis explores how federal and state governments, as well as individual hospitals, respond or fail to respond to pediatric nurse burnout. The problem of nurse burnout is not new, and can cause nurses to make mistakes on shift, experience increased anxiety and depression, and increase risk of patient death or injury. Solutions to burnout in healthcare workers have been organized at the hospital, state, and federal government level. However, this thesis examines a lack of research on pediatric nurse burnout more specifically. After reviewing the national landscape of hospital-based solutions, short-term policy solutions, and long-term policy solutions, I examine …


The Effects Of Adverse Childhood Experiences On The Weight And Emotional Stability In Adolescents, Lauren Parayno Apr 2024

The Effects Of Adverse Childhood Experiences On The Weight And Emotional Stability In Adolescents, Lauren Parayno

Nursing | Student Research Posters

Adverse childhood experiences (ACES)a r e traumatic events that can occur during an adolescent's life. Af e w example of ACES are: • parental divorce/ separation • having a parent or guardian that isaddicted to a substance. These events cause the adolescent tolive through a state of chronic stress. Furthermore, these experiences put adolescents at a greater risk for obesity and depression. With adequate screening, nurses would be able to identify adolescents going through these troubling times. Interventionssuch aseducation on a healthier lifestyle and providing counseling services, would be beneficial to the age group.


Telehealth: A Rising Intervention For Latina Mothers Experiencing Prenatal And Postpartum Depression, Britney Gutierrez Apr 2024

Telehealth: A Rising Intervention For Latina Mothers Experiencing Prenatal And Postpartum Depression, Britney Gutierrez

Nursing | Student Research Posters

Abstract: Background: Postpartum depression (PPD) is high among Latina women but often goes unrecognized and untreated. Recognition and management of PPD in this population is crucial as PPD contributes to negative health effects on the mother and infant. Purpose: This research aims to look into telehealth to improve screening methods and treatment for Latina mothers through a Spanish mobile health application that will provide screening and education on PPD. Method: This mixed-method quality improvement study will include 300 participants from an OB-GYN and Pediatrics community clinic, > 18 years old, of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity, Spanish speaking, currently pregnant, or had a child …


Best Practice: Implementation Of A Central Line Bundle To Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections, Alexis N. Montero Apr 2024

Best Practice: Implementation Of A Central Line Bundle To Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections, Alexis N. Montero

MSN Capstone Projects

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are among the most frequent health care-associated infections and are reported to be correlated with an increased number of inpatient days, higher cost, and attributable mortality rates (Devrim et al., 2016). For this reason, central line bundles (CLB) have been widely used in hospitals to aid in the decrease of CLABSIs. Through implementation of the prevention strategies included in CLBs, CLABSIs can be reduced by greater than fifty percent (Devrim et al., 2016). A decrease in CLABSIs is clinically significant with the avoidance of negative patient outcomes and a decrease in healthcare costs (Rinke et …


Food Insecurity Screening Of Families In A Level Iii Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Katelyn P. Vawter Rn, Bsn, Rnc-Nic, Megan Ortiz Rn, Bsn, Bobby Bellflower Dnsc, Nnp-Bc, Faanp Apr 2024

Food Insecurity Screening Of Families In A Level Iii Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Katelyn P. Vawter Rn, Bsn, Rnc-Nic, Megan Ortiz Rn, Bsn, Bobby Bellflower Dnsc, Nnp-Bc, Faanp

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Full Study Title: Food Insecurity Screening of Families in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Background: Early infancy food insecurity (FI) is linked to poor health later in life, and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) are often overlooked. Routine FI screening can help identify and assist the families suffering from FI seen in the NICU before being discharged home.

Purpose: The aim was to identify if families were assessed for FI by social workers or if they were more likely to report FI in a brief survey.

Method: A randomized chart review of social work notes for 30 NICU …


Cultural Education Interventions Impact On Cultural Competence, Kaylie V. Griffin Ms Apr 2024

Cultural Education Interventions Impact On Cultural Competence, Kaylie V. Griffin Ms

ONU Student Research Colloquium

Problem: In the United States, there is a substantial increase in diversity. This increase in diversity poses multiple challenges for healthcare workers and healthcare systems. Because nurses care for patients with various cultural backgrounds, health beliefs and practices, and languages, cultural competency plays a pivotal role in providing patient-centered care. There is a need to enhance cultural education for healthcare workers to ensure that healthcare workers have the skills and knowledge to effectively engage with all patient populations. Implementing cultural education interventions seeks to increase healthcare workers' competency, communication, and patient outcomes. Purpose: The purpose of this research question is …


Investigating The Impact Of Outpatient Mental Health Follow-Up Care On Continued Adolescent Suicidality: An Evidence-Based Change Project Proposal, Kimberly Feifel Apr 2024

Investigating The Impact Of Outpatient Mental Health Follow-Up Care On Continued Adolescent Suicidality: An Evidence-Based Change Project Proposal, Kimberly Feifel

MSN Capstone Projects

The escalating rates of adolescent suicide globally, coupled with the surge in pediatric hospitalization rates, underscore the urgent need for effective intervention strategies. Despite hospitalization, many patients persist in experiencing suicidal ideation and behaviors, often leading to readmissions. A significant portion of these individuals do not receive adequate outpatient mental health follow-up care post-discharge. As a leading pediatric healthcare institution committed to delivering exemplary care, particularly to those struggling with mental health challenges, the organization’s commitment demands proactive measures.

The attached proposal aims to establish an organizational policy to reduce 30-day readmission rates among adolescents with persistent suicidal thoughts and …


Perception Of Pediatric Readiness Across A Health System's Emergency Departments, Rebekah L. Sabo Apr 2024

Perception Of Pediatric Readiness Across A Health System's Emergency Departments, Rebekah L. Sabo

Doctoral Dissertations

The recent pandemic and pediatric respiratory syncytial virus surge have reinvigorated pediatric care readiness conversations. National strategies and associations exist to guide health systems in improving the quality of emergency care offered to pediatric populations by first assessing readiness for care. These research strategies center on survey implementation and staff engagement in general emergency departments with the goal to improve staff readiness to care for pediatric patients that may present for treatment. What impact would developing a consolidated pediatric readiness program that includes: pediatric emergency care coordinator designation for each emergency department, pediatric readiness education and committee engagement have on …


Working Under Pressure: Evidence-Based Risk Assessment And Pressure Injury Prevention In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, James A. Hutcheson Iv, Allyson M. Neal Apr 2024

Working Under Pressure: Evidence-Based Risk Assessment And Pressure Injury Prevention In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, James A. Hutcheson Iv, Allyson M. Neal

Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Background: The hospital-acquired pressure injury (HAPI) can have physiologic, psychologic, and financial sequelae. Children are at increased risk secondary to immature physiology, developmental differences, and severity of illness. Evidence suggests presence of medical devices exponentiates HAPI risk.

Local Problem: Upward trends in HAPIs revealed nearly 50% are device related in the project setting, an urban Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The Braden QD Scale was identified as best evidence for HAPI risk assessment. This initiative aimed to observe the ability of the Braden QD Scale as a predictor of HAPI risk as compared to current practice utilizing the Braden Q …


Promoting The Use For Sugammadex In Robotic- Assisted Surgeries:, Amr Ali Apr 2024

Promoting The Use For Sugammadex In Robotic- Assisted Surgeries:, Amr Ali

Scholars Week

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Implementation And Evaluation Of Iron Deficiency Anemia Content In Prenatal Education Classes, Jasmine N. Walker Bsn, Erin M. Morris Bsn, Carrie Harvey Phd, Aprn, Acnp-Bc, Chfn, Mary K. Fouquier Phd, Aprn, Cnm, Facnm Apr 2024

Implementation And Evaluation Of Iron Deficiency Anemia Content In Prenatal Education Classes, Jasmine N. Walker Bsn, Erin M. Morris Bsn, Carrie Harvey Phd, Aprn, Acnp-Bc, Chfn, Mary K. Fouquier Phd, Aprn, Cnm, Facnm

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Purpose/Background

The purpose of this quality improvement project is to provide and increase educational awareness and knowledge regarding iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in pregnant patients at an urban primary care clinic in Memphis, TN. This project is intended to decrease the number of individuals with IDA in pregnancy while decreasing the occurrence of IDA-related complications in pregnancy. The study aimed to introduce a cost-effective approach to help decrease or eradicate complications related to IDA during pregnancy.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the prevalence of anemia-complicating pregnancies to be more than 40 percent. Pregnant women with IDA residing in low …


Strategies Over Knowledge: Training Gaps Present In Caring For Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder For Pediatric And Student Nurses, Jasmine E. Johnson Apr 2024

Strategies Over Knowledge: Training Gaps Present In Caring For Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder For Pediatric And Student Nurses, Jasmine E. Johnson

Honors Thesis

With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) prevalence ever increasing among the pediatric population, nurses can expect to see an increase in the number of autistic patients within their clinical practice settings. Previous researchers have shown that pediatric nurses are required to overcome many barriers when working with autistic patients, and adequate training is necessary to achieve genuine patient-centered care. However, parents have reported less than optimal care received by their children with ASD within the healthcare system. Therefore, research is needed to determine where training could be improved for this patient population. This study aimed to identify where training deficits are …


Effects Of Postpartum Depression On Mothers And Children, Natalie Taylor, Kennedy Harrington, Jeffrey Wick Mar 2024

Effects Of Postpartum Depression On Mothers And Children, Natalie Taylor, Kennedy Harrington, Jeffrey Wick

SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days

Postpartum depression plagues many women in today’s society. To look deeper into postpartum depression, we questioned who could be affected other than the mother in this issue? The objective of this study is to analyze how postpartum affects children’s cognitive and behavioral development. We investigated cognitive and behavioral development of children 1-3 years old. Our research design of this study was a non-experimental observation approach. The setting used for our research was the Women’s Health Center at HaysMed. This research focuses on patients in the obstetrics department who recently gave birth. Participants of this study were the children of 75 …


Breastfeeding Vs. Formula-Feeding: Effects On Early Childhood Immune Health, Nicole L. Taylor, Gavin C. Tuttle, Grace A. Theurer Mar 2024

Breastfeeding Vs. Formula-Feeding: Effects On Early Childhood Immune Health, Nicole L. Taylor, Gavin C. Tuttle, Grace A. Theurer

SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days

Objective: Collect and analyze data to compare benefits/risks of breastfeeding/formula-feeding on immune systems through early childhood.

Design: Pragmatic Experimental Comparative Effectiveness Research

Setting: Hays Medical Center Pediatrics

Participants: 300 newborn babies – through first 8 years

Results/Conclusions: Data collection and results pending


Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Stewardship For Healthcare Providers At Urgent Care Clinics, Helen T. Adewole Feb 2024

Effectiveness Of Antibiotic Stewardship For Healthcare Providers At Urgent Care Clinics, Helen T. Adewole

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Antibiotics have revolutionized modern medicine; however, the overuse in urgent care and primary care significantly contributes to the global burden of infections resistant to available antimicrobial medicines. Approximately 30% of the antimicrobials prescribed in acute care settings are unnecessary. Patient demand for antibiotics has seemingly skyrocketed following the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Practitioners must be knowledgeable about antibiotic stewardship initiatives, such as the wait-and-see approach, to reduce antibiotic overuse and improve the trajectory of antibiotic resistance and patient health outcomes. The gap in practice was the limited awareness of scientific evidence-based tools to partner with patients and improve antibiotic prescription patterns. …


Unleashing Wellness: Exploring The Impact Of Pet Therapy On Anxiety Reduction, Quality Of Life, And Treatment Adherence In Pediatric Oncology Patients, Karina Brouwer Jan 2024

Unleashing Wellness: Exploring The Impact Of Pet Therapy On Anxiety Reduction, Quality Of Life, And Treatment Adherence In Pediatric Oncology Patients, Karina Brouwer

Nursing | Student Research Posters

Pet therapy is a complementary type of therapeutics in which a person and animal have a guided interaction with the purpose of helping someone cope with physical and/or mental illness. Animal-assisted therapy is used in numerous settings and has been shown to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and decrease anxiety and depression (Husson University, 2022). In particular, pediatric oncology patients have enormous amounts of stress in their lives, which leads to increased anxiety and decreased quality of life (Children's Cancer Cause, 2023). While evidence shows that integrating pet therapy in pediatric oncology patients produces significant benefits on …


Reducing Emergency Department Visits Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Teri Nguyen Jan 2024

Reducing Emergency Department Visits Among Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Teri Nguyen

Nursing | Student Research Posters

In the realm of pediatric healthcare, children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face unique challenges alongside their caregivers. Caregivers face challenges in accessing appropriate support and resources to effectively address the needs of children with ASD. Children with ASD struggle with sensory sensitivities, impaired safety awareness, and difficulties perceiving potential dangers which put them at greater risk for injuries. As a result, children with autism have higher rates of emergency department visits compared to their neurotypical peers. This research aims to assess the effectiveness of nurse-led home injury prevention and education in reducing emergency department visits for children with …


Unleashing Wellness: Exploring The Impact Of Pet Therapy On Anxiety Reduction, Quality Of Life, And Treatment Adherence In Pediatric Oncology Patients, Karina Brouwer Jan 2024

Unleashing Wellness: Exploring The Impact Of Pet Therapy On Anxiety Reduction, Quality Of Life, And Treatment Adherence In Pediatric Oncology Patients, Karina Brouwer

Nursing | Senior Theses

Pet therapy is a complementary intervention that involves the interaction between a person and animal, with the focus of improving psychological well-being within diverse populations. In particular, children with oncological disorders have increases in anxiety and stress levels, therefore it is imperative to study the impact of animal interventions within this population. This literature critique explores the impact of pet therapy interventions on anxiety, stress, and quality of life perceptions in pediatric oncology patients. This research proposal will investigate how animal therapy interactions within pediatric oncology patients influence their anxiety levels and perceptions of quality of life and how these …


Telehealth: A Rising Intervention For Latina Mothers Experiencing Prenatal And Postpartum Depression, Britney Gutierrez Jan 2024

Telehealth: A Rising Intervention For Latina Mothers Experiencing Prenatal And Postpartum Depression, Britney Gutierrez

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background: Postpartum depression (PPD) is high among Latina women but often goes unrecognized and untreated. Recognition and management of PPD in this population is crucial as PPD contributes to negative health effects on the mother and infant. Purpose: This research aims to look into telehealth to improve screening methods and treatment for Latina mothers through a Spanish mobile health application that will provide screening and education on PPD. Method: This mixed-method quality improvement study will include 300 participants from an OB-GYN and Pediatrics community clinic, > 18 years old, of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity, Spanish speaking, currently pregnant, or had a child within …


Diabetes Management In Adolescents: Insulin Pump Therapy Versus Insulin Injection Therapy, Candice J. Ryder, Chantal Connelly, Lindsay Clements, Keri Hebert Jan 2024

Diabetes Management In Adolescents: Insulin Pump Therapy Versus Insulin Injection Therapy, Candice J. Ryder, Chantal Connelly, Lindsay Clements, Keri Hebert

Non-Thesis Student Work

Understanding the compliance of different insulin delivery methods among adolescents with diabetes is crucial for bettering their outcomes as they grow into adulthood. Adherence to insulin regimens can be influenced by many factors, including education provided to the adolescent from caregivers and providers, utilization of diabetes educators, peer influence, and stereotyping. The two methods of insulin delivery focused on for this review are insulin pumps and daily insulin injections. These authors pose the question: in adolescents, aged 13-18 years with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), does the use of an insulin pump therapy compared to insulin injection therapy lead to …


Distraction Interventions And Play Therapy: Decreasing Fear And Anxiety In Hospitalized Patients Less Than 12 Years, Terence J. Olds, Jordan Conroy, Rebecca Rider, Julia Good, Hannah Peacock Jan 2024

Distraction Interventions And Play Therapy: Decreasing Fear And Anxiety In Hospitalized Patients Less Than 12 Years, Terence J. Olds, Jordan Conroy, Rebecca Rider, Julia Good, Hannah Peacock

Non-Thesis Student Work

Hospitalization can be a frightening experience for pediatric patients. Addressing these negative emotions greatly impacts their experience, wellbeing, and recovery process. It is crucial to understand and implement strategies that alleviate these negative emotions and promote healing during hospitalization. The authors will review two safe, effective, and reliable methods of alleviating fear and anxiety in hospitalized children under 12 years old; distraction techniques and play therapy. A literature search was conducted on CINAHL and PubMed using the following search criteria: child, youth, kid, play therapy, therapeutic play, anxiety disorders, generalized anxiety, hospital, acute setting, inpatient, and distraction. A total of …


Developmental Effects Of Child Abuse: The Relevance Of Timing, Laura Luz Alvarez Pineda, Karla Susana Saldaña Jan 2024

Developmental Effects Of Child Abuse: The Relevance Of Timing, Laura Luz Alvarez Pineda, Karla Susana Saldaña

Nursing | Student Research Posters

Background: Early physical, sexual, and emotional child abuse has been associated with long-life cognitive, emotional, and physical health repercussions. Purpose: The current paper, in addition to a literature review, proposes a research design to examine the emotional outcomes of physical, emotional, and sexual child abuse on Hispanics when a psychosocial therapy program is implemented. Methods: Participants will be recruited from children’s hospitals, daycares, and preschools around the Bay Area. Parental-informed consent will be obtained prior to participation. This longitudinal quantitative quasi-experimental study will be comprised of three phases to measure posttraumatic stress and depression symptoms, and suicidal …