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Understanding The Significance Of Virtual Support During Global Pandemic In Young Adults Diagnosed With Hepatitis C, Veronika Arkhipova 2020 The University of San Francisco

Understanding The Significance Of Virtual Support During Global Pandemic In Young Adults Diagnosed With Hepatitis C, Veronika Arkhipova

Master's Projects and Capstones

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. In recent years, the prevalence of hepatitis C infections among 20 and 30 years of age has increased by 300 percent, and between 30 and 39 years by 400 percent. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, people diagnosed with Hepatitis C have lost access to mental health services and resources, including in-person meetings with support groups. Since most states enforced stay-at-home order, many community centers, non-profit organizations that work with Hepatitis C patients and the affected population provide limited to no access to support group meetings ...


More Than Microbes: Using Seemingly Gratuitous Data For More Effective Public Health Response, Dominic Antinozzi 2020 Allegheny College

More Than Microbes: Using Seemingly Gratuitous Data For More Effective Public Health Response, Dominic Antinozzi

The Macksey Journal

Communicable disease, specifically the Black Death outbreak of the fourteenth century, poses a great threat to mankind, forcing masses into early graves. Despite the horrible outcomes these events aren’t entirely negative. Through these events the world has learned how to better respond to future outbreaks. Amid another pandemic it is vital to continue this practice. COVID-19 responses have failed in that the overarching public health policy does not consider individual differences and how they impact people’s ability to adhere to said policy.[SJ1] This failing leads to the continuation of public health policy and actions that are simply ...


The Rise Of Health Disparities In The United States: An Investigation Into Medicaid Expansionary Policies, Rachel Goldstein 2020 University of Pennsylvania

The Rise Of Health Disparities In The United States: An Investigation Into Medicaid Expansionary Policies, Rachel Goldstein

Social Impact Research Experience (SIRE)

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the variations in health spending and health outcomes across states have further diverged. While some states have increased their overall funding of Medicaid, others, like Texas, have not increased Medicaid coverage nor have they kept funding equal to inflation levels. This research paper examines and compares the health outcomes of states with higher uninsured populations and the ability to meet UNESCO defined standards for social responsibility in the health care sector. Based on literature review and a case study of health outcomes for low-income patients and disabled individuals, this paper finds that ...


Improving Quality Of Patient Care By Reducing The Prevalence Of Surgical Site Infections, Gina Dashiell, Luanna Hansen 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Improving Quality Of Patient Care By Reducing The Prevalence Of Surgical Site Infections, Gina Dashiell, Luanna Hansen

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Electronic Solution For Low Census Requests, Tina Bardavid, Robert Wong 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Electronic Solution For Low Census Requests, Tina Bardavid, Robert Wong

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Fall Prevention Utilizing Remote Safety Monitoring, Gemma Seidl 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Fall Prevention Utilizing Remote Safety Monitoring, Gemma Seidl

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Process Improvement For Simethicone Use During Endoscopic Procedures, Airene D. Albutra, Mary Estelle De Vera, Sarah J. Wyrick 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Process Improvement For Simethicone Use During Endoscopic Procedures, Airene D. Albutra, Mary Estelle De Vera, Sarah J. Wyrick

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Improving The Nicu Experience Through Experience -Based Co-Design, Julie Metcalf, Sarah Pearce 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Improving The Nicu Experience Through Experience -Based Co-Design, Julie Metcalf, Sarah Pearce

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The Scat On C. Diff: Reaching Zero Infections, Gianna Peralta 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

The Scat On C. Diff: Reaching Zero Infections, Gianna Peralta

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Achieving Quality Care In A Timely Manner: The Utilization Of Observation Unit At Covenant Medical Center, Daisy Bolla, Daisy Dagohoy, Camie Rowland 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Achieving Quality Care In A Timely Manner: The Utilization Of Observation Unit At Covenant Medical Center, Daisy Bolla, Daisy Dagohoy, Camie Rowland

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Building A Culture Committed To Fall Prevention, Mary Uppinghouse, Queena Kim, Marissa Evans 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Building A Culture Committed To Fall Prevention, Mary Uppinghouse, Queena Kim, Marissa Evans

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Development Of A Maternal Child Health Department-Wide Neonatal Resuscitation Cart Educational Project, Anna M. Munoz, Beverly Holland 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Development Of A Maternal Child Health Department-Wide Neonatal Resuscitation Cart Educational Project, Anna M. Munoz, Beverly Holland

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Improving Ed Sepsis Bundle Compliance, Jen Selby 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Improving Ed Sepsis Bundle Compliance, Jen Selby

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Implementing Team-Based Nursing To Improve Patient & Staff Satisfaction, Dawn Doud, Kallie Anderson, Lynn Stapleton, Lauren Perteet, Ashley Ferrera, Taryn Rodriguez, Daniel Davidson, Crystal Maxey 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Implementing Team-Based Nursing To Improve Patient & Staff Satisfaction, Dawn Doud, Kallie Anderson, Lynn Stapleton, Lauren Perteet, Ashley Ferrera, Taryn Rodriguez, Daniel Davidson, Crystal Maxey

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How Much Blood Is That? The Use Of Scorecard Feedback To Improve Measurement Of Blood Loss At Delivery, Marilyn Cejka Steinberg 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

How Much Blood Is That? The Use Of Scorecard Feedback To Improve Measurement Of Blood Loss At Delivery, Marilyn Cejka Steinberg

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Effects Of Sedation Vacations And Sedation Level Quality Improvement Project, Gisele Bazan, Bo Ewing, Cynthia Grissman, April Marpa, August Montgomery, Tana Overman 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Effects Of Sedation Vacations And Sedation Level Quality Improvement Project, Gisele Bazan, Bo Ewing, Cynthia Grissman, April Marpa, August Montgomery, Tana Overman

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Baby Can't Wait, Mary Lou Anthony, Nancy Christiansen, Jolie Hultner, Heidi Yttri 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Baby Can't Wait, Mary Lou Anthony, Nancy Christiansen, Jolie Hultner, Heidi Yttri

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Nv-Hap? Not On My Map!, Chet McCauley, Ahlam Jadalla 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Nv-Hap? Not On My Map!, Chet Mccauley, Ahlam Jadalla

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Opioid Dependency And Its Effects On Alcohol Consumption, Emily V. Flores 2020 University of Texas at Tyler

Opioid Dependency And Its Effects On Alcohol Consumption, Emily V. Flores

Psychology and Counseling Theses

Previous research has found dualistic effects on alcohol consumption with low doses of buprenorphine increasing alcohol and higher doses of buprenorphine reducing alcohol consumption in rats (Ciccocioppo et al., 2006). Other existing research on naloxone treatment and alcohol consumption in opioid use has demonstrated that alcohol consumption decreases after naloxone treatment in rats (Hyytia & Sinclair, 1993). Yet, no research has been conducted on either rats or humans on the effects of buprenorphine and naloxone medication combined. The effects of opioid maintenance therapy are controversial and the relationship between alcohol consumption and opioid dependency treatment is mainly based on literature review ...


A Policy Change To Reduce Hospital-Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection Rates: A Quality Improvement Project, Nia Hidalgo 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

A Policy Change To Reduce Hospital-Acquired Clostridium Difficile Infection Rates: A Quality Improvement Project, Nia Hidalgo

Student Scholarly Projects

Practice Problem: At a small community facility in Los Angeles County, there was a reporting rate of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile cases that was higher than both state and national benchmarks.

PICOT: The PICOT question that guided this project was: In acute care patients aged 18-90, does not retesting for CDI for at least seven days compared to retesting in less than seven days reduce the incidence of false positive CDI tests during the first seven days of the hospital stay?

Evidence: The evidence demonstrates that if patients are tested initially for Clostridium difficile and then retested seven days after, the ...


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