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The Mentored Experience To Enhance Opportunities In Research (Meteor) Program., Lisa Schwartz, Naomi Luban, Alison Hall, Diane McQuail, Yolanda Haywood 2022 George Washington University

The Mentored Experience To Enhance Opportunities In Research (Meteor) Program., Lisa Schwartz, Naomi Luban, Alison Hall, Diane Mcquail, Yolanda Haywood

Health Sciences Education Research

PROBLEM: Medical students from groups that are underrepresented in medicine are less likely to pursue careers that incorporate research as compared to their white peers. Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)-funded institutions encouraged centers to establish short-term, mentored summer research opportunities to motivate students underrepresented in medicine to enroll in medical school and ideally choose a career that incorporates research into their clinical practice.

APPROACH: The Mentored Experience To Enhance Opportunities in Research (METEOR) Program was established in 2012 in partnership with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National (CTSI-CN) and The George Washington University (GW ...


Identifying Cultural Biases And Understanding Health Care Disparities For Lgtbq+ Patients, Jevon Nelson 2022 Dominican University of California

Identifying Cultural Biases And Understanding Health Care Disparities For Lgtbq+ Patients, Jevon Nelson

Nursing | Senior Theses

Understanding the health disparities within the LGBTQ+ population, will consist of educating Nurses and other healthcare providers cultural competence for this population, along with proposing certain educational training programs for all the medical professionals. There’s not only an implicit bias but also lack in quality of healthcare due to the personal reasons that healthcare providers may have, along with certain stigmas that creates an infringement on healthcare for this specific population. Members of the LGBTQ+ community will continue to have one of the highest amounts of health care disparities due to the lack of cultural incompetence if nothing is ...


Effects And Outcomes Of Different Laboring Positions And The Influence From Societal Norms, Amberlyn Heskett 2022 Dominican University of California

Effects And Outcomes Of Different Laboring Positions And The Influence From Societal Norms, Amberlyn Heskett

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background

Within labor and delivery, every birth is different. Alarmingly, the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate, including death during labor, among developed countries (World Health Organization, 2022). Many maternal deaths may be preventable.

In the U.S., the use of forceps, vacuum-assisted birth, episiotomies, and emergency C-sections are common for women during childbirth. Even though some laboring positions may assist birthing more than others, there often is resistance to allowing various positions due to outside influences, including societal norms, hospital management, and healthcare professional training. Women in labor are vulnerable and look to their nurses for support ...


A Step-By-Step Guide For Mentors To Facilitate Team Building And Communication In Virtual Teams., Julia F. Aquino, Robert Riss, Sara M. Multerer, Leora N. Mogilner, Teri L. Turner 2022 Children's Mercy Hospital

A Step-By-Step Guide For Mentors To Facilitate Team Building And Communication In Virtual Teams., Julia F. Aquino, Robert Riss, Sara M. Multerer, Leora N. Mogilner, Teri L. Turner

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

As collaborative work in medical education has increasingly moved online, team mentors have had to adapt their practices into the virtual environment. Fostering connection, communication and productivity on virtual teams requires specific skills and deliberate practice that differ from in-person teamwork. Drawing from best practices in business, education and medicine and also from our own experience as a virtual team, we present a guide for mentors to create and sustain successful virtual teams. Grounded in Tuckman's Five Stage Model of Team Development, we offer specific strategies for virtual team mentors to promote team cohesion, mitigate conflict, maintain productivity and ...


Licensed Practical Nurses Working To Maximum Scope Of Practice, Lindsey Sippel, Lauren Sicker, Jessie Schiffhauer, Kristee Aliten 2022 Rochester General Hospital

Licensed Practical Nurses Working To Maximum Scope Of Practice, Lindsey Sippel, Lauren Sicker, Jessie Schiffhauer, Kristee Aliten

Nursing Research and EBP Day

BACKGROUND: Nurses on 4800, a medical-surgical unit, were feeling overwhelmed by an increasing patient load due to Registered Nurse (RN) vacancies. No not only was staff morale at a low, but the staff was concerned about the impact on patient care. Nursing staff on 4800 consists of RNs as well as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). As the team contemplated the high nurse:patient ratio, they identified that LPNs were not working to the full scope of their practice. The team began to wonder if ensuring that LPNs could work at the highest level of their scope of practice if this ...


Lost In Translation: Mitigating The Effects Of Language Barriers On Patient Outcomes, Megan R. Van Dorp 2022 Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Lost In Translation: Mitigating The Effects Of Language Barriers On Patient Outcomes, Megan R. Van Dorp

Nursing Research and EBP Day

The purpose of this research was to describe the development, implementation, timeline, and future evaluation of an evidence-based initiative to improve the outcomes of limited English proficiency patients. It was hypothesized that bridging the communication gap between patients of lesser English proficiency and their healthcare providers would increase patients' participation and understanding of their hospital stay. Improving discharge instructions and ensuring comprehension would promote well-being and health as patients are adequately equipped at discharge to assume their own healthcare needs. To test the hypothesis, a literature search was conducted of professional databases. Fifteen scholarly articles contributed to the research base ...


Indwelling Urinary Catheter Daily Checklist To Reduce Device Utilization And Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Holly Kolstad 2022 Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Indwelling Urinary Catheter Daily Checklist To Reduce Device Utilization And Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Holly Kolstad

Nursing Research and EBP Day

Question: The purpose of this EBP project was to determine if the implementation of a Bundle (ABCDE) Checklist for CAUTI prevention in the ICU, compared to current practice, would affect CAUTI and device utilization rates over 8-10 weeks.

Hypothesis: It was hypothesized that utilizing a checklist daily would ensure preventive measure were adhered to resulting in decreased CAUTI rates, decreased utilization rates, and increased documentation compliance. To test the hypothesis the checklist is completed daily by a leader or champion. The checklist will serve as an audit tool to ensure the interventions are completed daily on each patient with a ...


Nicu Discharge Readiness, Sarah Kiley, Megan Adams, Jennifer Pacheco-Leyva, Paula Sedita, Brooke Swinton, Michele Wells 2022 Rochester Regional Health System

Nicu Discharge Readiness, Sarah Kiley, Megan Adams, Jennifer Pacheco-Leyva, Paula Sedita, Brooke Swinton, Michele Wells

Nursing Research and EBP Day

After days, weeks or months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), families can be overwhelmed by the discharge preparation and the transition to home. Literature supports that inadequate preparation for discharge from the NICU increases family anxiety, risk for hospital readmission and emergency room visits, as well as infant care issues at home such as feeding difficulty. This quality improvement project was identified to improve and enhance discharge readiness in the NICU.

The project started with the development of a discharge readiness committee. After reviewing the literature, the committee met to identify areas in need of improvement which included ...


Evidence-Based Practice Liaisons: Supporting Ebp Across The Health System, Tami Hartzell 2022 Rochester Regional Health System

Evidence-Based Practice Liaisons: Supporting Ebp Across The Health System, Tami Hartzell

Nursing Research and EBP Day

No abstract provided.


Immune-Related Adverse Event Management For Oncology Patients, Mary Beth Casselbury, Lori Davis, Sharon Wilson 2022 Rochester General Hospital

Immune-Related Adverse Event Management For Oncology Patients, Mary Beth Casselbury, Lori Davis, Sharon Wilson

Nursing Research and EBP Day

Rapid advances in cancer immunotherapy using Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors have led to significantly improved survival of patients. Immunotherapy is also associated with multiple immune-related adverse events (irAE’s). The purpose of this research is to determine if reinforced patient education regarding early recognition/management of side effects/adverse events decreases serious immune-related events. It is hypothesized that utilizing a patient education plan may determine if these interventions can manage immune-related adverse events and thereby decrease the severity of these events.

Our team reviewed literature addressing follow-up care for Oncology patients receiving Immunotherapy. To promote efficient management of immune-related adverse events ...


Development Of Share: Supportive Holistic Anxiety Reducing Experience In Critical Care, Benjamin Lindsay, Judith V. Treschuk 2022 Rochester General Hospital

Development Of Share: Supportive Holistic Anxiety Reducing Experience In Critical Care, Benjamin Lindsay, Judith V. Treschuk

Nursing Research and EBP Day

The purpose of this research/EBP was to develop an evidence-based Interdisciplinary Family-Centered Communication and Support Program in the Surgical/Neuro Intensive Care Unit intended to provide the support that family members and patients need when admitted to the Surgical/Neuro Intensive Care Unit.

It was hypothesized that there is a way to support patients and their family members during their admission to the RGH SICU/NCCU through evidence-based practice decreasing their anxiety and dissatisfaction with communication with the interdisciplinary team. To test the hypothesis, an electronic literature review was completed in March 2021 and May 2021 for the most ...


Ehealth@Home: Avoiding Readmissions For Heart Failure Patients, Krysta Harrington 2022 Rochester Regional Health

Ehealth@Home: Avoiding Readmissions For Heart Failure Patients, Krysta Harrington

Nursing Research and EBP Day

The purpose of this evidence-based project was to reduce readmission rates for congestive heart failure (CHF) patients. It was hypothesized that targeted, nursing led care would reduce readmission rates. To test the hypothesis, we engaged patients post-discharge to enroll in eHealth@Home. eHealth@Home is a program at Rochester Regional Health (RRH) that serves high need CHF patients with frequent acute care utilization. These patients receive intensive monitoring and follow-up from a dedicated eHealth nurse, nurse practitioner and community health worker who work in tandem with a patient’s RRH provider to ensure that seamless and quality care is delivered ...


Rn Managed Warfarin Therapy Improves Patient Outcomes, Beth Ormsby, Stacee Marvin, Viktoria Leblanc, Ashley Harris 2022 Rochester Regional Health System

Rn Managed Warfarin Therapy Improves Patient Outcomes, Beth Ormsby, Stacee Marvin, Viktoria Leblanc, Ashley Harris

Nursing Research and EBP Day

Warfarin, an oral anticoagulant, is a “high-risk” medication with narrow therapeutic range and risks for serious complications if not carefully managed. Therapeutic effect is determined using a blood test called the International Normalized Ratio (INR). Evidence shows a higher percentage of Time in Therapeutic Range (TTR) decreases the risk of adverse events including bleeding, hemorrhagic stroke, and death. An optimal TTR is 60 – 70% or higher. Improving TTR by 2.5 - 5% could significantly impact outcomes.

It was hypothesized that an algorithm based approach to Warfarin management by a consistent team of RN’s would improve TTR and outcomes.

To ...


Assessing Primary Care Rns Impact On Quality Patient Care, Elizabeth Carreira 2022 Rochester Regional Health

Assessing Primary Care Rns Impact On Quality Patient Care, Elizabeth Carreira

Nursing Research and EBP Day

The purpose of this work was to examine how a large multi-site primary care based organization established an organizational structure that supported the determination, definition, measurement, and reporting of nursing sensitive indicators (NSIs) specific to ambulatory care nursing. NSIs capture the value of care provided by nurses and are a critical component of ANCC Magnet designation. The organization considered that successful pursuit of Magnet designation in an all ambulatory organization would involve establishing a framework to report NSIs that included defining nursing units and NSIs meaningful to the organization.

A multidisciplinary team led by nursing was established to examine and ...


Experiences Of Nurses And Nurse Leaders During The First Year Of The Covid-19 Pandemic: An Integrative Review, Jessica Powell 2022 Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Experiences Of Nurses And Nurse Leaders During The First Year Of The Covid-19 Pandemic: An Integrative Review, Jessica Powell

Nursing Research and EBP Day

This research aimed to examine the experiences of nurses and nursing leadership who worked through the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding their experiences will help better support those suffering from burnout. An integrative review was done by searching three databases in February 2022. Search terms included: burnout, compassion fatigue, Nurs*, leadership, and COVID-19. A total of 288 studies were retrieved, with 11 eligible for review. Seven themes were identified: information, safety, psychological and physical impacts on nurses, patient needs vs. pandemic needs, acknowledgment, protective factors and positive things from their experience, and changes in responsibilities. Understanding the nurses’ and nurse leaders’ experiences ...


Utilizing Distraction Therapy And Parental Presence To Decrease Fear And Anxiety In Pediatric Surgical Patients And Their Family, Maxine Fearrington, MaryJane Sage 2022 United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, NY

Utilizing Distraction Therapy And Parental Presence To Decrease Fear And Anxiety In Pediatric Surgical Patients And Their Family, Maxine Fearrington, Maryjane Sage

Nursing Research and EBP Day

Research Question: The purpose of this study was to explore distraction and parental presence preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively, and their effect on fear and anxiety in children and parent.

Hypothesis: It was hypothesized that children who utilize distraction and have parental presence throughout the perioperative process will experience less fear and anxiety as measured by the Fear, Anxiety and Stress Tool (FAS).

Methods: To test the hypothesis, a quasi-experimental study was utilized. The intervention group was provided a tablet pre-loaded with age-appropriate games and the parent was provided a disposable jumpsuit, head and foot covers, and allowed to accompany the ...


Nurse Driven Early Mobility In The Intensive Care Unit: Mobility Protocol And A Designated Mobility Champion, Intensive Care Unit, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Newark, NY 2022 Rochester Regional Health

Nurse Driven Early Mobility In The Intensive Care Unit: Mobility Protocol And A Designated Mobility Champion, Intensive Care Unit, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Newark, Ny

Nursing Research and EBP Day

Decreased mobility in hospitalized patients can lead to various health consequences, including increased morbidity and mortality. In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), patients are not mobilized as frequently or as often as possible. Barriers to mobilization include limited resources such as time and staffing, perceived risk, and insufficient training in safe patient handling. This quality improvement initiative aimed to increase out-of-bed mobility in ICU patients, address activity orders at interdisciplinary rounds, and trial a designated mobility champion. The America Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Early Progressive Mobility (EPM) protocol and Bedside Mobility Assessment Tool (BMAT) were adopted and used to ...


The Safe Stay Program: For Care Of The Pediatric Patient Boarding In The Emergency Department, Kellie Rorke 2022 Rochester General Hospital

The Safe Stay Program: For Care Of The Pediatric Patient Boarding In The Emergency Department, Kellie Rorke

Nursing Research and EBP Day

The purpose of this evidence-based project was to explore alternative methods to address the process for admitted patients boarding in the pediatric emergency department. It was hypothesized that creating an intentional program of vigilance for safe care of the boarding pediatric patient via a pediatric admission care RN (PAC-RN), supported by interventions including on time medication administration, monitoring, and admission process education. Could reduce adverse events, total inpatient length of stay, morbidity and mortality and improve overall patient/family satisfaction.

A systematic literature search to review patient boarding in the emergency department was conducted. The literature reviewed supported the implementation ...


Development And Implementation Of An Ambulatory Nursing Shared Governance Council, Patricia K. Fioravanti, Maria Larner 2022 Rochester Regional Health

Development And Implementation Of An Ambulatory Nursing Shared Governance Council, Patricia K. Fioravanti, Maria Larner

Nursing Research and EBP Day

The purpose of this work was to research, develop, and implement an ambulatory nursing shared governance council (ANSGC) to support the pursuit of Magnet designation within the Primary Care and Specialty Institute (PCASI) ambulatory care nursing environment at Rochester Regional Health. PCASI is comprised of over 115 practices located throughout 8 counties. Literature supports shared governance as a mechanism to increase nurse engagement, nurse retention, improve patient outcomes and promotes partnership between front line nurses and administration. Nursing Shared Governance is a pillar of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet culture and a critical component of Magnet designation.

PCASI ...


A Depression Screening Protocol For Acute Stoke Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Celia McIntosh 2022 Rochester General Hospital

A Depression Screening Protocol For Acute Stoke Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Celia Mcintosh

Nursing Research and EBP Day

Background: Depression after stroke is common and is associated with poor functional recovery, suicidal ideation, decreased quality of life, and increased mortality. Despite this knowledge, poststroke depression (PSD) is often underdetected and thus undertreated. PSD is clinically important for the caregiver, the family, and the stroke survivor. Inconsistencies in screening and treatment practices may further contribute to these negative outcomes.

Purpose: The purposes of this evidence-based clinical scholarship project were to (1) determine the efficacy of an evidence-based depression screening protocol in improving early detection and treatment of PSD and (2) identify if there were any relationships between the protocol ...


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