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Training In The Use Of Interpretive Services For Patients With Limited English Proficiency, Kristina Wooten 2022 Kennesaw State University

Training In The Use Of Interpretive Services For Patients With Limited English Proficiency, Kristina Wooten

Symposium of Student Scholars

In clinical settings, there is a disconnect between health care professionals (HCPs) and patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). HCPs rely on ad hoc interpreters to communicate with patients with LEP (e.g. nurses using untrained friends and family or nursing students to interpret care information). Refusing to use or misusing professional interpreters and other interpretive services may lead patients with LEP to avoid seeking necessary care, misunderstand their diagnoses and treatment regimens, and fail to return for follow-up care. This increases the already existing health care disparity between patients who speak English and patients with LEP. Studies show that ...


Hipaachecker: A Web Based Application On Hipaa Technical Safeguards Assessment Of Android Mhealth Applications, Bilash Saha 2022 Kennesaw State University

Hipaachecker: A Web Based Application On Hipaa Technical Safeguards Assessment Of Android Mhealth Applications, Bilash Saha

Symposium of Student Scholars

Protecting personal health records is becoming increasingly important as more people use Mobile Health applications (mHealth apps) to improve their health outcomes. These mHealth apps enable consumers to monitor their health-related problems, store, manage, and share health records, medical conditions, treatment, and medication. With the increase of mHealth apps accessibility and usability, it is crucial to create, receive, maintain or transmit protected health information (PHI) on behalf of a covered entity or another business associate. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides guidelines to the app developers so that the apps must be compliant with required and addressable ...


Interventions To Prevent Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries, Astrid Geronimo 2022 Kennesaw State University

Interventions To Prevent Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries, Astrid Geronimo

Symposium of Student Scholars

Background: Hospital acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) are the most common preventable complication among critical care patients. This project is conducted to compare the effectiveness between the current implemented preventative measure versus the new measures that have data supporting their effectiveness. Brief Significance: Five articles were chosen that outlined the prevalence of hospital acquired pressure injuries in critical care patients and alternative interventions that have been effective in the prevention of HAPIs. These evidence-based interventions include: The application of multilayered foam dressing with hypo oxygenated fatty oils which would reduce sheer and provide support from the pressure of laying in the ...


Voice Assistant For Improving Patient's Lives: The Implementation And Case Study, Anh Duong 2022 Kennesaw State University

Voice Assistant For Improving Patient's Lives: The Implementation And Case Study, Anh Duong

Symposium of Student Scholars

Over the last few years, the adoption of voice assistants in IoT devices has experienced rapid growth as a result of advanced technology alongside the development of artificial intelligence. According to a survey conducted by Juniper Research, over 2.5 billion digital voice assistants were being used in devices around the world by the end of 2018. By 2023, the number is expected to triple to 8 billion. Voice assistants (VA) have integrated into and become a part of human’s modern life with the purpose of making things more accessible and easier to use, hence, improving the users’ living ...


Relation Between Emotions And Students’ Code Quality Using Iot, Lisero Mugula 2022 Kennesaw State University

Relation Between Emotions And Students’ Code Quality Using Iot, Lisero Mugula

Symposium of Student Scholars

Programming can be a mentally demanding exercise. The objective of this study is to explore the effects emotions have on a programmer’s quality of code. Programmers in the study are given a Rainfall Problem to solve as their emotional data is collected simultaneously. Emotional data is collected using EMOTIV’s neuroheadset. There are 6 emotions tracked in this study: engagement, excitement, focus, interest, relaxation, and stress. One control group is relaxed prior to beginning the programming problem. An EEG-powered relaxation device called Muse is used to accomplish this task. Coding quality is measured based on 6 parameters: average, sum ...


A Study Of Heart Disease Diagnosis Using Machine Learning And Data Mining, Intisar Ahmed 2022 California State University, San Bernardino

A Study Of Heart Disease Diagnosis Using Machine Learning And Data Mining, Intisar Ahmed

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people around the world today. Diagnosis for various forms of heart disease can be detected with numerous medical tests, however, predicting heart disease without such tests is very difficult. Machine learning can help process medical big data and provide hidden knowledge which otherwise would not be possible with the naked eye. The aim of this project is to explore how machine learning algorithms can be used in predicting heart disease by building an optimized model. The research questions are; 1) What Machine learning algorithms are used in the diagnosis of heart ...


Effectiveness Of Mobile Apps To Improve Urinary Incontinence: A Systematic Review Of Randomised Controlled Trials, Renee Widdison, Amineh Rashidi, Lisa Whitehead 2022 Edith Cowan University

Effectiveness Of Mobile Apps To Improve Urinary Incontinence: A Systematic Review Of Randomised Controlled Trials, Renee Widdison, Amineh Rashidi, Lisa Whitehead

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Introduction: Pelvic floor exercises are effective in the treatment of urinary incontinence (UI) and are routinely prescribed, along with bladder training, by primary healthcare providers as first line conservative management. Mobile phone applications are increasingly popular within the healthcare setting and can provide opportunities for patients to complete treatments at home. To date, there has not been a systematic review examining outcomes from randomised controlled trials on the effectiveness of mobile applications to improve UI. Methods: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of mobile applications to improve UI was carried out according to the PRISMA reporting ...


Improving Medicine-Telemetry Discharge Process, Claire Cafirma 2022 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Improving Medicine-Telemetry Discharge Process, Claire Cafirma

Student Scholarly Projects

Practice Problem: In Maryland, the most recent coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surge caused a significant increase in hospitalization and urgent demand for critical care beds. The identified delays in discharging patients from the emergency department to inpatient units resulted in more extended hospital stays, higher complication rates, and morbidity, which also impacted the health care organization's finances.

PICOT: The PICOT question that guided this project was in a medicine-telemetry unit (P), does the implementation of an enhanced electronic discharge planning tool (I) compared to the current discharge planning tool (C) affect timely discharge (O) during an eight-week time period (T ...


An Assessment Of 50 State Early Hearing Detection And Intervention Websites: Is Needed Information Being Provided For Parent Decision Making?, Nichole Westin, Donna Sorkin 2022 American Cochlear Implant Alliance

An Assessment Of 50 State Early Hearing Detection And Intervention Websites: Is Needed Information Being Provided For Parent Decision Making?, Nichole Westin, Donna Sorkin

Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Growth of the Internet as an information resource has provided expanded opportunities for families to easily gather information on a range of topics, including health related topics. State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) websites and other electronic data sources are an important opportunity to support families seeking information on options for their children who have been identified as deaf or hard of hearing. A review was undertaken between August and September 2021 of the 51 US EHDI (state and DC) websites and related information (such as links to others’ sites) to determine if information that is specifcally discussed in ...


Nurse-Initiated Treatment Reduces Costs For Acute Asthma In A Pediatric Emergency Department, Michael D. Johnson MD, MS, Minkyoung Yoo PhD, Richard E. Nelson PhD, Amanda K. Nielson MD, Lauren Allen MAS, Nanette Dudley MD, Brandon Andersen RRT, Amanda Orme DNP, CPNP-AC, Cameron McFarland NP-C, Michael Mundorff MBA, MHSA 2022 University of Utah Department of Pediatrics

Nurse-Initiated Treatment Reduces Costs For Acute Asthma In A Pediatric Emergency Department, Michael D. Johnson Md, Ms, Minkyoung Yoo Phd, Richard E. Nelson Phd, Amanda K. Nielson Md, Lauren Allen Mas, Nanette Dudley Md, Brandon Andersen Rrt, Amanda Orme Dnp, Cpnp-Ac, Cameron Mcfarland Np-C, Michael Mundorff Mba, Mhsa

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

Standardized emergency department (ED) pathways can improve care delivery to children with acute asthma, though their impact on hospitalization and costs is unclear. An Acute Asthma Care Pathway (AACP) that facilitates nurse initiation of treatment was implemented at a tertiary care pediatric ED using standard quality improvement methodology. The impact of implementation was assessed using process control methodology and multivariable time series analyses between pre- and post-implementation periods. Provision of a steroid within 30 minutes and 60 minutes of arrival increased by 21 and 22 percentage points respectively, IV magnesium sulfate administration increased by 30 percentage points, the proportion hospitalized ...


Outcomes Of Asthma Quality Improvement In Pediatric Patients, Kathryn M. Murray MD, FAAP 2022 University of Utah Department of Pediatrics

Outcomes Of Asthma Quality Improvement In Pediatric Patients, Kathryn M. Murray Md, Faap

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

Introduction. The Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Healthcare Quality (UPIQ) and Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Asthma Program Learning Collaborative is a quality improvement initiative designed to standardize asthma care in pediatric patients and improve the overall assessment and patient education process for both healthcare providers and patients. The aim of the Asthma QI Project was to improve the diagnosis and management of asthma for patients in the state of Utah by implementing a standardized approach to the identification and treatment of patients with asthma.

Methods. Patients scheduled to see a healthcare provider at our pediatric clinic were screened for ...


A Patient Perspective On Information Provision During The Care Path Of Lentigo Maligna, Louis P. Ter Meer, Marleen de Mul, Jan Hazelzet, Clemens van Eijk 2022 Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

A Patient Perspective On Information Provision During The Care Path Of Lentigo Maligna, Louis P. Ter Meer, Marleen De Mul, Jan Hazelzet, Clemens Van Eijk

Patient Experience Journal

Patients sometimes experience complex diagnostic and treatment procedures. During these processes, they need to rely on the information provided by the care providers. In particular, if they would like to play an active role in the shared decision-making process, it is important that this information is accessible, complete and understandable. A patient with Lentigo Maligna on the nose has been followed during the process of diagnosis, shared decision-making and treatment. Using the autoethnographical methodology, it was evaluated which sources of information available to the patient contributed to a better understanding, a more active role in the treatment process and a ...


Mystay – Development Of Nurse-Facilitated Condition-Specific Multimedia Resources To Facilitate Patient Participation In Postoperative Care, Jo McDonall, Anastasia F. Hutchinson, Natalie Heynesbergh, Bernice Redley, Richard de Steiger, Damien Khaw, Mari Botti 2022 Deakin University Geelong. School of Nursing & Midwifery, Institute for Health Transformation, Centre for Quality & Patient Safety Research

Mystay – Development Of Nurse-Facilitated Condition-Specific Multimedia Resources To Facilitate Patient Participation In Postoperative Care, Jo Mcdonall, Anastasia F. Hutchinson, Natalie Heynesbergh, Bernice Redley, Richard De Steiger, Damien Khaw, Mari Botti

Patient Experience Journal

Improved postoperative outcomes and the global drive toward the provision of patient-centred care underpins efforts to enhance the nature and capacity of patient participation in acute postoperative hospital care. In this paper, we describe the design, framework and processes used to develop a modular, procedure-specific, digital health intervention platform aimed at improving the patient experience and patient participation in care following surgery. The intervention, a multimedia application MyStay, uses bedside delivery of audio-visual and text-based information to engage postoperative patients to better participate in their care. MyStay modules are developed using an iterative, multi-method approach intended to balance procedure-specific best ...


Outpatient Visit Modality And Parallel Patient Satisfaction: A Multi-Site Cohort Analysis Of Telemedicine And In-Person Visits During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Nicole J. Ploog, Jordan Coffey, Laurie Wilshusen, Bart Demaerschalk 2022 Mayo Clinic

Outpatient Visit Modality And Parallel Patient Satisfaction: A Multi-Site Cohort Analysis Of Telemedicine And In-Person Visits During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Nicole J. Ploog, Jordan Coffey, Laurie Wilshusen, Bart Demaerschalk

Patient Experience Journal

Telemedicine approaches provide many benefits to patients across both primary and specialty care. Patient acceptance is imperative to successful telemedicine implementation. As telemedicine utilization continues to surge, it is imperative that healthcare organizations have a method for evaluating the patient experience with these types of visits. Previous studies on experience with telemedicine have focused on smaller patient populations with narrow inclusion criteria and limited geographical reach. This research described how patients’ satisfaction with video telemedicine-based visits varied based on patient characteristics and how they compare with in-person visits. We obtained and analyzed results from standardized patient experience surveys to compare ...


Patient Experience Of The Electronic Health Record (Ehr) In A Maternity Unit In Ireland, Joye McKernan, Paul Corcoran Dr, Richard A. Greene Professor 2022 University College Cork

Patient Experience Of The Electronic Health Record (Ehr) In A Maternity Unit In Ireland, Joye Mckernan, Paul Corcoran Dr, Richard A. Greene Professor

Patient Experience Journal

The introduction of the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for maternity services in Ireland provided an opportunity to examine patient satisfaction and to examine what patients require from an Electronic Health Record. The implementation of the EHR in Ireland started in 2016, and at present, four of the 19 maternity units are digital. Patients at antenatal booking visits in an Irish maternity unit were invited to participate in the project. The invite was taken up by 201 women. The survey took 10-15 minutes to complete. The survey was conducted nine months following the implementation of the MN-CMS. The survey was anonymous ...


November 2022, SWOSU Bulldog Wellness Committee 2022 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

November 2022, Swosu Bulldog Wellness Committee

SWOSU BULLDOG WELLNESS

Fruits aren't just for Summertime!

Some fruits aren't as plentiful during the winter months as the summertime, but here are some delicious citrus and other fruits that are very much in season and packed with vital nutrients we need to stay healthy and strong during the colder times of the year.

Here's a rundown of some of the best ones and how they can help keep you healthy.


Predictive Self-Organizing Neural Networks For In-Home Detection Of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Seng Khoon TEH, Iris RAWTAER, Ah-hwee TAN 2022 Singapore Management University

Predictive Self-Organizing Neural Networks For In-Home Detection Of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Seng Khoon Teh, Iris Rawtaer, Ah-Hwee Tan

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

In-home sensing of daily living patterns from older adults coupled with machine learning is a promisingapproach to detect Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a potentially reversible condition with early detectionand appropriate intervention. However, the number of subjects involved in such real-world studies istypically limited, posing the so-called small data problem to most predictive models which rely on a sizablenumber of labeled data. In this work, a predictive self-organizing neural network known as fuzzy AdaptiveResonance Associate Map (fuzzy ARAM) is proposed to detect MCI using in-home sensor data collected from aunique Singapore cross-sectional study. Specifically, mean and standard deviation of nine in-home ...


Triage Re-Education: Impact On Accuracy Of Acuity And Care Provision, Christiane Pepitone, Alexandra Rowen 2022 Providence St. Joseph Health

Triage Re-Education: Impact On Accuracy Of Acuity And Care Provision, Christiane Pepitone, Alexandra Rowen

St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA. Evidence Based Practice Conference

No abstract provided.


Improving Patient Communication Using Technology, Kim Duke 2022 Providence

Improving Patient Communication Using Technology, Kim Duke

St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, CA. Evidence Based Practice Conference

No abstract provided.


Feasibility Of Cell Phone Surveys In People With Mental Illness Experiencing Homelessness During Covid-19, Tina Thomas, Namrata Walia, Landon Presnall, Jasper Shei, Jane Elizabeth Hamilton 2022 Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX. USA

Feasibility Of Cell Phone Surveys In People With Mental Illness Experiencing Homelessness During Covid-19, Tina Thomas, Namrata Walia, Landon Presnall, Jasper Shei, Jane Elizabeth Hamilton

Journal of Digital Psychiatry

People experiencing homelessness (PEH) may be at increased risk for negative physical and mental health outcomes in the context of community spread of COVID-19. Research into the impacts of COVID-19 on this vulnerable population can be affected by inaccessibility and poor engagement resulting in minimal representation in population-based survey data. The increased use of mobile phone technology (mHealth) to provide medical and psychiatric care during the COVID-19 pandemic could provide an effective platform for gathering data from this hard-to-reach group. This paper examines feasibility, via review of the barriers and facilitators, of using a mobile phone intervention to administer a ...


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