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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 ...


Public Relations In Government-Based Public Health: Testing Contingency Theory During H1n1 Response, 2009-2010, Terri L. Sasser 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Public Relations In Government-Based Public Health: Testing Contingency Theory During H1n1 Response, 2009-2010, Terri L. Sasser

Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study is to describe public relations programs in state and local government-based health departments nationwide. Using the H1N1 communications and public relations activities as a frame, or basis of comparison, this study will further seek to identify if Contingency Theory of public relations may be an apt descriptor of public relations activities during this particular response effort. This study uses Contingency Theory as a theoretical perspective to explain the strategic management of the organization-public relationships and add to the body of knowledge about Contingency Theory of public relations in the field of health communications. Contingency ...


New Evidence Prompts Rethinking The Clinical Management Of Community Acquired Pneumonia In Patients Admitted To General Medical Services., J. Timothy Caldwell 2015 Wayne State University

New Evidence Prompts Rethinking The Clinical Management Of Community Acquired Pneumonia In Patients Admitted To General Medical Services., J. Timothy Caldwell

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Song JW, Song J-K, Kim DS. Echocardiography and brain natriuretic peptide as prognostic indicators in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Med 2009;103(2):180-186. doi:10.1016/j.rmed.2008.11.012.


Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Bnp And Echocardiogram Guide Difficult But Necessary Discussions Related To Prognosis, Jacob A. Vander-Starre 2015 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Bnp And Echocardiogram Guide Difficult But Necessary Discussions Related To Prognosis, Jacob A. Vander-Starre

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Song JW, Song J-K, Kim DS. Echocardiography and brain natriuretic peptide as prognostic indicators in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Respir Med 2009;103(2):180-186. doi:10.1016/j.rmed.2008.11.012.


Dental Extraction Is Probably Safe For Patients With Thrombocytopenia: The Standard Of Care Is A Guide For Clinical Decision Making Related To Platelet Transfusion., Phillip So 2015 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dental Extraction Is Probably Safe For Patients With Thrombocytopenia: The Standard Of Care Is A Guide For Clinical Decision Making Related To Platelet Transfusion., Phillip So

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A critical appraisal and clinical application of Fillmore WJ, Leavitt BD, Arce K. Dental extraction in the thrombocytopenic patient is safe and complications are easily managed. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013 Oct;71(10):1647-1652. doi:10.1016/j.joms.2013.05.011.


Re-Issuing The Screening Mammography Challenge, Daniel Passerman 2015 Henry Ford Health System

Re-Issuing The Screening Mammography Challenge, Daniel Passerman

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

The author reissues the challenge to monitor the to monitor the discussion related to screening mammography in the reader's own clinical setting.


Evidence-Based Practice In The New Millenium, Nicholus H. Yee 2015 Oakwood Annapolis Hospital Family Medicine Residency

Evidence-Based Practice In The New Millenium, Nicholus H. Yee

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

A reflection on learning and education in practice.


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


The Impact Of Clinical Clerkships On Medical Students’ Attitudes Toward Contraception And Abortion: A Pilot Study, Elyse N. Brock, Colleen K. Stockdale, Hans R. House, Abbey J. Hardy-Fairbanks 2015 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

The Impact Of Clinical Clerkships On Medical Students’ Attitudes Toward Contraception And Abortion: A Pilot Study, Elyse N. Brock, Colleen K. Stockdale, Hans R. House, Abbey J. Hardy-Fairbanks

POG In Press

Objective: Investigate the impact of clinical clerkships on medical students’ attitudes toward contraception and abortion.

Methods: As part of their required curriculum, second-year medical students at the University of Iowa complete an anonymous survey that presents eight questions involving specific contraception and abortion scenarios. In this pilot study, all 159 members of the Class of 2013 who had previously completed this required anonymous survey were invited to re-take the survey at the conclusion of their fourth year. Additional questions, asking the students if they felt that clinical clerkships had changed their perspectives on contraception and abortion in general, were included ...


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 ...


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