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Electronic Health Records In The Academic World, Madeline Leapaldt 2016 University of Akron Main Campus

Electronic Health Records In The Academic World, Madeline Leapaldt

Honors Research Projects

Health or medical records are the backbone of the healthcare industry. They allow professions to practice patient-centered, interdisciplinary care. Electronic Health Records help accelerate the care process and allow for a smoother patient experience. However, many healthcare professionals have not used an Electronic Health Record prior to employment or internships. This can be detrimental to the process and slow down the entire team. Research shows that teaching Electronic Health Records in an academic setting allows students to safely explore the system and become comfortable with using technology for healthcare purposes. There are specific requirements that have been shown to aid ...


Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report: April-June 2015, Daniel G. Kipnis, MSI, Kelsey Duinkerken, MSI 2015 Center for Teaching and Learning, Scott Memorial Library, Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Digital Commons Quarterly Report: April-June 2015, Daniel G. Kipnis, Msi, Kelsey Duinkerken, Msi

Jefferson Digital Commons Reports

This quarterly report includes:

  • 10,000th Asset
  • Pennsylvania Research Commons
  • Faculty Day presentations
  • Variety of new assets in the JDC
  • Inside Out literary journal
  • What people are saying about the JDC


Evaluation Of Robotic Cardiac Surgery Simulation Training, Matthew Valdis 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Evaluation Of Robotic Cardiac Surgery Simulation Training, Matthew Valdis

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

OBJECTIVE: To compare the currently available simulation modalities in robotic surgery.

METHODS: 40 trainees completed two robotic cardiac surgery tasks and were randomized to: a wet lab, a dry lab, a virtual reality lab or a control group with no additional training. Participants trained to proficiency determined by two expert robotic surgeons, and then repeated the assessments. All assessments were blinded and evaluated using the GEARS scoring tool.

RESULTS: All three training streams improved their performance. The wet lab and virtual reality groups met the levels of proficiency for all tasks. The average time to reach proficiency was least for ...


Characteristics Of Successful Nursing Students, Sergey G. Pugachov, David Maxwell, Jacob Youmans, Kurt Wahnschaff 2015 GSU

Characteristics Of Successful Nursing Students, Sergey G. Pugachov, David Maxwell, Jacob Youmans, Kurt Wahnschaff

Phi Kappa Phi Research Symposium

In an attempt to look into ways to reduce attrition rates in nursing programs, we did a study to look into what non-academic factors can be looked at in addition to the current standard admission data. The research question of interest was “What non-academic characteristics of students can lead to best chance of success in nursing school?” Our sample included 115 students at Georgia Southern University School of Nursing, who have already completed at least one semester of nursing school. Instrument of collection was an IRB approved 20-item self-reported questionnaire with anonymous and passive content. Data was analyzed using SPSS ...


Substance Abuse Among The Elderly: What Works In Treatment, Sophia Morelli 2015 California State University - San Bernardino

Substance Abuse Among The Elderly: What Works In Treatment, Sophia Morelli

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Social workers are trained during the course of their education to work with the elderly and to understand the various dynamics of aging. These professionals also receive education on substance abuse and how to assess clients as well as link them to appropriate supportive services. How can social workers be more inclined to effectively treat the elderly substance abuser? What are, if any, special considerations a social worker should be aware of when working with the geriatric population? What treatment modalities seem to be more effective with the elderly client? This study utilized a qualitative analysis consisting of interviews with ...


Beliefs About Hospice Care Among Helping Professionals, Teresa Y. Phinazee 2015 California State University - San Bernardino

Beliefs About Hospice Care Among Helping Professionals, Teresa Y. Phinazee

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Centered on interviews with 13 hospice care professionals from two large hospice organizations in Southern California, this thesis project examines the challenges that arise in hospice work. Hospice’s delivery of end-of-life care is becoming even more significant as the population lives longer. According to the National Institute on Aging (2014), the face of aging in the United States is changing dramatically. This examination discloses some of the challenges that hospice workers face in a continuously changing health care system, while trying to provide extraordinary service to the terminally ill.

Hospice regards dying as a conventional progression, and neither ...


Competency With Mono-Lingual Spanish-Speaking Patients Amongst Third- Year Optometry Students, Tracy Doll O.D. 2015 Pacific University

Competency With Mono-Lingual Spanish-Speaking Patients Amongst Third- Year Optometry Students, Tracy Doll O.D.

Faculty Scholarship (COO)

The purpose of this survey is to determine competency with mono-lingual Spanish-speaking patients amongst third year students at Pacific University College of Optometry.


Awareness And Utilization Of The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System By Physician Assistants, Julia Cathleen Rose 2015 University of New England

Awareness And Utilization Of The Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System By Physician Assistants, Julia Cathleen Rose

All Theses And Dissertations

Chronic pain has become a public health epidemic. As pain complaints increase, so does the potential for drug abuse/misuse. Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are active in 49 of the 50 states to assist providers in recognizing drug abuse/misuse. There is no clear standardization of who utilizes the PDMP and how. Little is still known about the ways PDMP results are incorporated into clinical decision making, what barriers exist, and how providers may or may not alter their prescribing plans based on the results. Laws surrounding prescribing practices and use of the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS ...


Never Too Early: Introducing Illness Scripts And Narrative Medicine As Foundational Clinical Approaches, Julia B. Frank, Seema Kakar, Gisela Butera, Thomas Harrod 2015 George Washington University

Never Too Early: Introducing Illness Scripts And Narrative Medicine As Foundational Clinical Approaches, Julia B. Frank, Seema Kakar, Gisela Butera, Thomas Harrod

Medicine Faculty Posters and Presentations

Educational Challenge: The foundations course of our reformed, organ-based curriculum introduces clinical interviewing when students know little clinical medicine. An exercise that introduces the complementary concepts of “illness scripts” and “narrative medicine” helps them structure early encounters with patients. It provides a framework for organizing future clinical knowledge while reinforcing the humanistic values that may deteriorate over the course of students’ education.

Method: Students conduct and write up a semi-structured interview of someone they know with chronic illness. They reflect on their experience in pairs, and then analyze sample encounters in small groups with faculty facilitation.

Outcome: Strongly favorable student ...


Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Educational Workshop And Toolkit: Menopausal Women's Healthcare Needs For The Primary Care Provider, Pamela Doerr-Kashani DNP, RN 2015 University of San Francisco

Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Educational Workshop And Toolkit: Menopausal Women's Healthcare Needs For The Primary Care Provider, Pamela Doerr-Kashani Dnp, Rn

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

This evidence-based change of practice project involved the development of an educational workshop for primary care providers (PCPs). The intent of the project was to improve PCP’s knowledge of menopausal health, and to create their comfort level when discussing menopausal healthcare with clients. The workshop Menopausal Women’s Healthcare Needs for the Primary Care Provider (Doerr-Kashani, 2014) was created in response to an identified gap in knowledge among PCPs nationally on menopause-related health issues. The workshop was designed as a resource to support PCPs to competently address women’s menopause-related health issues, and enable them to provide comprehensive, evidence-based ...


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, The Primary Motor Neuron Disease, Jacob P. Naumann 2015 Cleveland State University

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, The Primary Motor Neuron Disease, Jacob P. Naumann

The Downtown Review

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a degenerative neurological disease that damages nerve cells in the brain, in particular the neurons that are involved in voluntary muscle movements. Internationally the disorder is also known as Charcot’s disease and motor neuron disease. In the United States, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, motor neuron disease, and more colloquially ALS. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is the most prominent of the five motor neuron diseases, distinguishing itself from the others through degeneration of both upper motor neurons (UMN) and lower motor neurons (LMN) respectively. The “Father of neurology” Jean-Marie ...


Novel Advances In Alzheimer's Disease, Jacob P. Naumann 2015 Cleveland State University

Novel Advances In Alzheimer's Disease, Jacob P. Naumann

The Downtown Review

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia in adults, is a progressive degenerative neurological disease that affects memory, cognition, and behavior. Dr. Alois Alzheimer discovered and diagnosed the irreversible disease in 1906 after documenting the famous case of Auguste Deter.1 Since the discovery of the disease, numerous advances have made it possible to not only better understand the causal factors, but also to improve the medical diagnosis and preventative measures that healthcare providers can implement. For the first time since 1984, the National Institute on Aging (NIAA) and the Alzheimer’s Association (AA) proposed and published new ...


In-Patient Self-Management Diabetes Education, Amy Matthews 2015 University of San Francisco

In-Patient Self-Management Diabetes Education, Amy Matthews

Master's Projects

The diabetes program strives to provide diabetes self-management education to the in-patient with diabetes. The specific aim is to improve and standardize diabetes education for the inpatient with diabetes by June 2015. The microsystem is a medical surgical unit for patients 18 years and older who present with diabetes as either a primary diagnosis or secondary diagnosis. Fifty percent of the diabetes patients on this unit are ages 65-89 years old, twenty nine percent are ages 50-64. The unit has 32 beds and is filled to capacity ninety five percent of the time. The fishbone diagram revealed our microsystem lacked ...


Survival From Transabdominal Fence Post Impalement, George Testerman MD, Laith A. Al-Balbissi MD, Chad Moss MD, Hao D. Pham MD 2015 Valley Hospital Trauma Center

Survival From Transabdominal Fence Post Impalement, George Testerman Md, Laith A. Al-Balbissi Md, Chad Moss Md, Hao D. Pham Md

Tennessee Medicine E-Journal

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Hepatic Sequestration In Sickle Cell Anemia, Siva T. Sarva MD, PhD, Skantha K. Manjunath MD, Raymond Osarogiagbon MD, Amado X. Freire MD, MPH 2015 University of Missouri

Hepatic Sequestration In Sickle Cell Anemia, Siva T. Sarva Md, Phd, Skantha K. Manjunath Md, Raymond Osarogiagbon Md, Amado X. Freire Md, Mph

Tennessee Medicine E-Journal

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Efficacy Of Behavioral Interventions In African-Americans With Type Ii Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Analysis, Tangela Nicole Hales 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Efficacy Of Behavioral Interventions In African-Americans With Type Ii Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Analysis, Tangela Nicole Hales

Dissertations

Context: The efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system are prime foci for nursing research.

Objective:The purpose of this study was to review and critically appraise the current state of the evidence in the treatment of African American adults with type II diabetes. To address this objective, a systematic review was undertaken that investigated the comparative effectiveness of behavioral interventions in improving glycemic control.

Methods: Robust methodological approaches to comparative effectiveness research (CER) serve to improve the transparency, consistency, and scientific rigor of the research. The methods for this systematic review of literature followed those recommended in the Agency ...


Clinical Application Of The Mulligan Concept For Rapid Improvements In Patient-Rated Outcomes In An Athletic Training Clinic, Alex Rhinehart 2015 Bowling Green State University

Clinical Application Of The Mulligan Concept For Rapid Improvements In Patient-Rated Outcomes In An Athletic Training Clinic, Alex Rhinehart

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

No abstract provided.


Implementation Of Educational Program For Nurses To Improve Knowledge And Use Of Discharge Planning Best Practices, Eric C. Snyder 2015 Otterbein University

Implementation Of Educational Program For Nurses To Improve Knowledge And Use Of Discharge Planning Best Practices, Eric C. Snyder

Doctoral Theses

Abstract

Problem Statement: The frequency and severity of hospital post-discharge events has become a national problem. The increase in readmission rates post-discharge has a negative impact on the patients overall morbidity and increases healthcare costs (Jack, 2012). Non-comprehensive discharge planning contributes to post-discharge events such as less than 30-day readmissions (Jack, 2012). Best practices for discharge planning should be utilized.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to evaluate the impact of Project Re-engineering Discharge (RED) education to increase nurses' knowledge and use of best practices on discharge planning. An adapted Project RED educational intervention, using Knowles' adult learning theory ...


Improving Rhode Island’S Health Care System: Lessons From The Cuban Model, Sarah R. Moffitt 2015 University of Rhode Island

Improving Rhode Island’S Health Care System: Lessons From The Cuban Model, Sarah R. Moffitt

Senior Honors Projects

Improving Rhode Island’s health care system: lessons from the Cuban model

Cuba is world renowned for its health care system. In regards to international health crises, Cuba is a leader in sending workers abroad and training doctors from all over the world. Within its own borders, the Cuban model provides free access to all citizens in which every individual has a primary care provider. Cuba boasts high vaccination rates, a long life expectancy, low infant mortality rate, and a population that is one of the healthiest in the western hemisphere.

The purpose of this research project is to evaluate ...


The Role Of Safety Net Clinics After The Implementation Of Obamacare, Jenn Pigoga 2015 University of Rhode Island

The Role Of Safety Net Clinics After The Implementation Of Obamacare, Jenn Pigoga

Senior Honors Projects

There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) on low-income, primarily Latino populations. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the role of a free clinic in the post-Obamacare environment. The sample population (n=62) for surveying was composed of patients at Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic (CEHC), an inner city clinic in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, RI. Basic demographics, along with information regarding motivation for visiting the clinic and satisfaction with the clinic’s patient care, were collected. The patients of CEHC are primarily of central american (57.6 ...


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