Healthcare Facilities: Maintaining Accessibility While Implementing Security, 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha
Healthcare Facilities: Maintaining Accessibility While Implementing Security, Ryan Vilter
UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair
In the wake of the Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital shooting in the summer of 2022, it was made clear that more security needed to be implemented in healthcare facilities. As a result, I inquired: What is the happy balance for healthcare facilities to maintain their accessibility to the public while also implementing security measures to prevent terrorist attacks? With that base, I give recommendations in the areas of cybersecurity, physical infrastructure, and physical and mental health, based off the existing literature and data gathered from terrorist attacks against hospitals over several decades.
Harm Reduction In West Virginia: Do Needle Exchange Programs Reduce Disease And Decrease Costs?, 2023 Marshall University
Harm Reduction In West Virginia: Do Needle Exchange Programs Reduce Disease And Decrease Costs?, Katie Duty, Amber Graves, Anthony Uriate, Stacie Deslich, Alberto Coustasse, Thomas Norton
Management Faculty Research
Needle Exchange Programs (NEP)s were created to help users exchange used needles for new sterile ones and become aware of treatment and rehabilitation options. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of NEPs and their impact on reducing HIV and Hepatitis C infections in West Virginia and decreasing health care costs for the community. Based on studies conducted on the past implementation of needle exchange programs, it is suggested that there has been evidence that closing these programs can have a broad societal impact on the spread of HIV and hepatitis C and the associated costs. In addition, the community …
Magnet Hospitals: An Update On The Impact On Nursing Burnout, 2023 Marshall University
Magnet Hospitals: An Update On The Impact On Nursing Burnout, Jonathan Settle, Michael Davis, Alberto Coustasse
Management Faculty Research
Nurse burnout has been associated with worsened outcomes for nurses, such as increased turnover or quitting and lower job satisfaction. The purpose of this research was to examine Magnet-designation status in U.S. hospitals, specifically shared governance and structural empowerment, and its effects on nurse burnout, nurse turnover, and job satisfaction of nurses. This study utilized a literature review complemented by two semi-structured interviews. The results showed that Magnet hospitals kept lower levels of burnout, better job satisfaction, and less turnover than non-Magnet hospitals, but this was only the case for some studies of Magnet hospitals. Some outcomes could be attributed …
Exploration Of Data Science Toolbox And Predictive Models To Detect And Prevent Medicare Fraud, Waste, And Abuse, 2023 Southern Methodist University
Exploration Of Data Science Toolbox And Predictive Models To Detect And Prevent Medicare Fraud, Waste, And Abuse, Benjamin P. Goodwin, Adam Canton, Babatunde Olanipekun
SMU Data Science Review
The Federal Department of Health and Human Services spends approximately $830 Billion annually on Medicare of which an estimated $30 to $110 billion is some form of fraud, waste, or abuse (FWA). Despite the Federal Government’s ongoing auditing efforts, fraud, waste, and abuse is rampant and requires modern machine learning approaches to generalize and detect such patterns. New and novel machine learning algorithms offer hope to help detect fraud, waste, and abuse. The existence of publicly accessible datasets complied by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contain vast quantities of structured data. This data, coupled with industry standardized …
04-07-23 Hsc Committee Notice, 2023 University of New Mexico
04-07-23 Hsc Committee Notice, Hsc Committee
HSC Committee (A subcommittee of the UNM Board of Regents)
No abstract provided.
Factors Associated With Suicide Mortality Among Childbearing-Aged Individuals: A Case-Control Study, 2023 Wayne State University
Factors Associated With Suicide Mortality Among Childbearing-Aged Individuals: A Case-Control Study, Katerina A. Furman, Amy Loree Phd, Leah Hecht Phd, Katerina Furman Md Candidate, Lyuba Gavrilova Bs, Hsueh-Han Yeh Phd, Catherine Frank Md, Brian Ahmedani Phd
Medical Student Research Symposium
Purpose: Examine pregnancy-related, demographic, psychosocial and healthcare utilization factors among childbearing-aged individuals who were pregnant, postpartum or who experienced pregnancy loss
Methods: Data from nine health care systems in the Mental Health Research Network was included in this sample. A case-control study design was used in which 290 childbearing-age individuals who died by suicide (cases) from 2000-2015 were matched with 10 childbearing-age individuals from the same healthcare system and enrolled during the same time period who did not die by suicide (n=2,900). Conditional logistic regression was used to analyze associations between pregnancy/postpartum/pregnancy loss status and suicide.
A Retrospective Chart Review Analyzing The Relationship Between Blood Pressure Rechecks And Polypharmacy, 2023 Wayne State University
A Retrospective Chart Review Analyzing The Relationship Between Blood Pressure Rechecks And Polypharmacy, Callie M. Bartkowiak, Meghan K. Gwinn, Danielle Heidemann
Medical Student Research Symposium
Background: Hypertension (HTN) affects nearly 80 million people in the United States. A patient’s blood pressure (BP) measurement may influence the number of antihypertensives prescribed. Providers often do not recheck BP when a patient’s measurement is elevated despite research supporting that remeasuring may result in a significant decrease in BP. We hypothesized that patients who have BP remeasured in clinic would have lower BP values and thus less antihypertensive medication. In our academic general internal medicine (GIM) clinic, providers are encouraged to manually repeat BP if elevated on vitals taken by medical assistants using an automated cuff at …
The Association Of Foreign Phi On Ame & Death, 2023 Medical University of South Carolina
The Association Of Foreign Phi On Ame & Death, Larry Norman
MUSC Theses and Dissertations
Background: Recent data shows at least 1.5 million people are affected by adverse medication events (AME) every year. The purpose of this study is to see if increased use of FPHI is associated with lower instances of AME’s and lower mortality rates for hospitals.
Methods: Using a retrospective analysis and logistic regression, this study examines the relationship between IT use and quality. Specific metrics include AMEs and mortality rates in hospitals in the United States. Demographic data are used to control for confounders, CPT, DRG, and AHRQ questions are used as classifying variables for High IT utilization.
Results: Unadjusted rates …
Variable Shift Lengths Negatively Affect Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness, 2023 Spectrum Health - Lakeland
Variable Shift Lengths Negatively Affect Emergency Medicine Resident Wellness, Marcus Fazzari, Joseph Longobardi, Joseph Mccarthy, Matthew Hysell, Sidney Hann
Journal of Wellness
Introduction: Burnout is very common in emergency medicine and there has been extensive research evaluating factors that contribute to burnout. We sought to examine the contributions of post-graduate year (PGY), shifts worked per month, patients seen per shift, and length of shifts to emergency medicine resident burnout.
Methods: All emergency medicine residents were surveyed with regards to their PGY, shifts worked per month, patients seen per shift, and length of shifts. They were administered the Stanford Wellness Survey and asked to globally rate their degree of burnout. We then modeled whether consideration of the surveyed factors increased the …
Course Sharing: An Interprofessional Education (Ipe) Perspective, 2023 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Course Sharing: An Interprofessional Education (Ipe) Perspective, Anita Hazelwood, Jennifer B. Lemoine
Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings
This presentation will walk participants through the steps in developing interprofessional courses; identifying course offerings, exploring units interested in course sharing, soliciting administrative support, and balancing workloads for faculty. A case study describing the introduction of a legal and ethics course will be presented and results discussed.
Developing Certificate Programs To Increase Departmental Student Enrollment, 2023 University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Developing Certificate Programs To Increase Departmental Student Enrollment, Jennifer B. Lemoine, Anita Hazelwood
Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings
Colleges/universities must think of innovative methods for attracting students to their campuses. Certificate programs have proven to do this. This presentation will address the decisions to offer certificate programs, the advantages and disadvantages for doing so, and will take participants through the step-by-step process of implementing these types of programs.
Advancing Health Equity In The Us Military, 2023 Uniformed Services University
Advancing Health Equity In The Us Military, James D. Mancuso, John Young, Jennifer Rusiecki, Shauna Stahlman, Natasha Schvey, Toya Randolph, Candy Wilson, Catherine Witkop, Patrick Hyde, Althea Green, Patcho Santiago, Donald Shell, Tracy Sbrocco
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
Eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity are central to US national health objectives and the Military Health System’s “quadruple aim,” which has readiness as its core aim. Because military service members enjoy universal eligibility for health care, it is sometimes assumed that health disparities do not exist in the Department of Defense (DoD). However, while some studies have shown that disparities have been attenuated or eliminated in the DoD, others suggest that significant disparities remain. Reasons these disparities may remain include that universal eligibility for care does not necessarily result in equal to access to care, and that equal …
Patterns Of Care Partner Communication For Persons Living With Dementia In The Emergency Department, 2023 Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Patterns Of Care Partner Communication For Persons Living With Dementia In The Emergency Department, Adrian D. Haimovich, Aidan Gilson, Evangeline Gao, Ling Chi, Cameron J. Gettel, Mara Schonberg, Ula Hwang, Richard A. Taylor
Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Nearly half of all persons living with dementia (PLwD) will visit the emergency department (ED) in any given year and ED visits by PLwD are associated with short-term adverse outcomes. Care partner engagement is critical in the care of PLwD, but little is known about their patterns of communication with ED clinicians.
We performed a retrospective electronic health record (EHR) review of a random sampling of patients ≥ 65 years with a historical diagnosis code of dementia who visited an ED within a large
regional health network between 1/2014 and 1/2022. ED notes within the EHRs were …
Indication Of Mobility Aids And Training Of Older Patients In A Geriatric Emergency Department: Abiding By International Guidelines, 2023 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, Brazil
Indication Of Mobility Aids And Training Of Older Patients In A Geriatric Emergency Department: Abiding By International Guidelines, Mario C. De Andrade Junior, Christian V. Morinaga, Christina M M Brito, Igor G. Moraes, Wellington P. Yamaguti, Pedro K. Curiati
Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Falls are the main cause of injuries, hospitalization, and loss of functionality among adults over 65 years of age. Thus, proper indication of assistive gait devices should be part of multidimensional fall prevention. However, many patients receive little or no professional assistance when selecting a mobility aid, and inadequate selection and use can result in a poor gait pattern.
All patients admitted to our emergency department (ED) undergo a medical evaluation, in which, based on their clinical condition, the protocol for indication and training in the use of walking aids can be triggered. Patients need to be clinically stable and …
March 2023, 2023 Southwestern Oklahoma State University
March 2023, Swosu Bulldog Wellness Committee
SWOSU BULLDOG WELLNESS
March is Colorectal Cancer Education & Awareness Month.
Colorectal Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed and the 2nd leading cause of cancer related death. Since we are all affected, it is recommended that we begin screening at age 45 and most insurances cover 100% of the expense.
Closed-System Transfer Devices Reduce Exposure To Contaminants, 2023 Marshall University
Closed-System Transfer Devices Reduce Exposure To Contaminants, Ken Maxik, Craig Kimble
Management Faculty Research
Closed-system transfer devices (CSTDs) are used during the preparation of hazardous drugs (HDs) as a mechanism to reduce the transfer of drugs or vapors into the environment. When evaluating these systems, pharmacists should consider which drugs in the pharmacy would benefit the safety of health care workers and patients using the systems. Medication types include neoplastic agents, such as bleomycin, cisplatin, and methotrexate, and other agents, such as cyclosporine, oxytocin, and progesterone.
Measuring The Patient Safety Culture At A Tertiary Care Hospital In Pakistan Using The Hospital Survey On Patient Safety Culture (Hsopsc), 2023 University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, United States
Measuring The Patient Safety Culture At A Tertiary Care Hospital In Pakistan Using The Hospital Survey On Patient Safety Culture (Hsopsc), Fasih Ali Ahmed, Fozia Asif, Tahir Munir, Sohail Haleem, Zehra Feroze Ali, Asim Belgaumi, Hasnain Zafar, Asad Latif
Department of Anaesthesia
Background: Patient safety is a top priority for many healthcare organisations worldwide. However, most of the initiatives aimed at the measurement and improvement of patient safety culture have been undertaken in developed countries. The purpose of this study was to measure the patient safety culture at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan using the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPSC).
Methods: The HSOPSC was used to measure the patient safety culture across 12 dimensions at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi. 2,959 individuals, who had been working at the hospital, were administered the HSOPSC in paper form between June and …
Optimizing Npo Times In Infant Outpatient Surgical Patients, 2023 Sacred Heart University
Optimizing Npo Times In Infant Outpatient Surgical Patients, Julie Colangelo Ward
Background: All patients are standardly kept NPO prior to surgery to minimize aspiration risks. Increased NPO times for infants has been found to lead to patient distress, hemodynamic instability, ketoacidosis and acid-base imbalances. Optimizing NPO times for young pediatric patients helps to decrease fasting times, which minimizes the safety concerns listed above.
Objectives: The objective of this project was to implement specific education instructions to parents of infants during the pre-operative phone calls and confirm their understanding of this education through the teach-back method.
Methods: The intervention for this project added educational instructions with a teach-back question into the verbal …
Medical Device-Related Pressure Injury (Mdrpi) Prevention In The Intensive Care Unit (Icu): An Evidence Based Practice Quality Improvement Project, 2023 Sacred Heart University
Medical Device-Related Pressure Injury (Mdrpi) Prevention In The Intensive Care Unit (Icu): An Evidence Based Practice Quality Improvement Project, Sana Shah
Introduction: All intensive care unit (ICU) patients utilize various medical devices for care and treatment, placing them at high-risk for medical device-related pressure injuries (MDRPIs), which can lead to life-threatening infections, wounds/scars, and consumption of additional time and products to rectify these issues. Lack of appropriate decompression measures and improper bedside handoff report was recognized in the ICU at a hospital in Connecticut (CT).
Method: A literature search using CINAHL, MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews was conducted, restricting the search to the period between 2018-2022. The keywords searched were: “pressure injuries,” “adult patients,” “intensive care …
Venous Leg Ulcers: An Analysis Of Nursing Knowledge, 2023 Abilene Christian University
Venous Leg Ulcers: An Analysis Of Nursing Knowledge, Shelia Moore-Miller
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This project evaluated the knowledge level of wound center nursing staff on venous leg ulcer etiology and treatments after an educational intervention. To determine the effectiveness of the educational intervention, participants completed a pretest and posttest evaluation. Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are chronic lower extremity ulcers affecting older Americans. VLUs are painful and negatively affect activities of daily living. Inadequate VLU treatment can become an infectious process that can ultimately threaten limb existence. A quantitative, quasi-experimental study was conducted over three weeks in a hospital-based wound care center in central Florida. The theoretical framework applied to this project is Lydia …