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The Duc Healthy Aging Website: Providing Online Occupation-Based Information, Haley Caruthers, Samantha Talavera, Jackeline Ulloa, Stephanie Vera 2016 Dominican University of California

The Duc Healthy Aging Website: Providing Online Occupation-Based Information, Haley Caruthers, Samantha Talavera, Jackeline Ulloa, Stephanie Vera

Department of Occupational Therapy: Graduate Student Capstone Presentations

Access to current, evidence-based health information for older adults (OAs) is an important step to the promotion of health and wellness for all age groups, including OAs. Since the Internet is easily accessible and is being used more frequently by OAs, an effective way to convey relevant up-to-date health is through a website devoted to the dissemination of health promotion information tailored for OAs, including tips for integrating healthy habits into their lifestyle. Dominican University of California’s (DUC) Healthy Aging website contains relevant and evidence-based research, including activities and local community based programs that promote healthy aging on the ...


Formulating A Pharmacy Collection Without A Prescription, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Linda Galloway 2016 Chapman University

Formulating A Pharmacy Collection Without A Prescription, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, Linda Galloway

Library Articles and Research

Librarians without a background in the health sciences were tasked with building a collection to support a new pharmacy school at a traditionally liberal arts institution. Despite little subject expertise, the team assessed current holdings, conducted a review of recommended resources, and collaborated with faculty to prioritize acquisitions to support the developing program as funds became available. The hire of a health sciences librarian provided new opportunities for assessment and for continued collecting. Altogether, this process allowed for the creation of recommended best practices that can be adopted by any librarian procuring resources to support new health science programs.


Electronic Communication Among Anesthesia Providers, Joseph K. Wells 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Electronic Communication Among Anesthesia Providers, Joseph K. Wells

Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects

Facilities in the United States are utilizing electronic communication devices (ECDs) for their nursing staff on intensive care units, general medical-surgical floors, and chemotherapy floors, but it is underutilized in the operating room where seconds truly matter (Wu et al., 2012). Situations arise daily within operating rooms that require quick and decisive communication to avoid poor patient outcomes. The ultimate goal is to prevent poor patient outcomes by enhancing communication among anesthesia providers.

This doctoral project evaluated an anesthesia group in southeast Mississippi regarding their satisfaction with current devices used for communication. This anesthesia group utilized smart phones and public ...


Staying Current In Your Field Of Interest: Tips For Aspiring Students As Researchers, Dor D. Abelman 2016 Western University

Staying Current In Your Field Of Interest: Tips For Aspiring Students As Researchers, Dor D. Abelman

Health Studies Publications

Undergraduate students are becoming increasingly involved in research. They already posses the skills required to make meaningful contributions to their field of interest. Some important components of their success relates to a student's ability to stay up to date in the research of their field, and to learn practical skills pertaining to the publishing process. This article hopes to help with this through presenting easy-to-follow summary tables and short paragraphs on tips for success. Topics including staying up to date in a practical way, getting involved, reaching out for help, and publication. For students, by students, this report is ...


Quality Management: A Global Case Study In Organ Transplantation, Cassie L. Rodriguez 2016 University of San Francisco

Quality Management: A Global Case Study In Organ Transplantation, Cassie L. Rodriguez

Master's Projects

Every year the US and European countries face an epidemic of organ failure from a multitude of reasons: cancer, genetic predisposition, exposure to harmful chemicals in home or surrounding areas or through drinking, drugs and smoking. Another problem faced, is the ratio of organ donors to organ recipients. Over 121,000 patients are on the waiting for an organ transplant, and a fraction of those waiting will die because of time. The Hanover Medical school and department of quality management, have created an integrated approach to organ transplant avenues. Quality management is a systematic guide for organ transplantation that allows ...


Educating Clinician Scientists Once Again—A Societal Need, James Peter Meza 2016 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Educating Clinician Scientists Once Again—A Societal Need, James Peter Meza

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

The Faculty Editor advocates for the training of clinician scientists again, using the body of clinical research as the laboratory.


Brief Compression-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Video And Simulation With Homemade Mannequin Improves Cpr Skills., Gregory K Wanner, Arayel Osborne, Charlotte H. Greene PhD 2016 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Brief Compression-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Video And Simulation With Homemade Mannequin Improves Cpr Skills., Gregory K Wanner, Arayel Osborne, Charlotte H. Greene Phd

PCOM Scholarly Papers

BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has traditionally involved classroom-based courses or, more recently, home-based video self-instruction. These methods typically require preparation and purchase fee; which can dissuade many potential bystanders from receiving training. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching compression-only CPR to previously untrained individuals using our 6-min online CPR training video and skills practice on a homemade mannequin, reproduced by viewers with commonly available items (towel, toilet paper roll, t-shirt).

METHODS: Participants viewed the training video and practiced with the homemade mannequin. This was a parallel-design study with pre and post training evaluations of CPR skills ...


Effects Of Heart Disease, Autumn Brown 2016 Murray State University

Effects Of Heart Disease, Autumn Brown

Scholars Week

I did my paper on the effects of heart disease in Calloway County and the two photos attached in my paper include a pro and a con of how to help prevent heart disease in Calloway County.


Are There Advantages To Hiring In-House Training Program Graduates?, Jessica J.F. Kram, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2016 Aurora UW Medical Group; Center for Urban Population Health

Are There Advantages To Hiring In-House Training Program Graduates?, Jessica J.F. Kram, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: Several studies have compared international graduates on measures of performance, quality and satisfaction. No studies have compared internally versus externally hired graduates in relation to these measures.

Purpose: To identify if there is a difference in hiring patterns and care management (CM)/patient satisfaction (PS) scores between internal and external graduate hires.

Methods: We conducted a quality improvement study on graduates hired by Aurora Health Care from Jan. 1, 2006, to Dec. 14, 2015. CM scores were determined based on hire date. PS scores were calculated based on the calendar year, regardless of exact hire date. PS scales for ...


Benefit Of Report Card Feedback After Point-Of-Care Assessment Of Communication Quality Indicators, Michael H. Farrell, Clair R. Sprenger, Shelbie L. Sullivan, Bree A. Trisler, Jessica J.F. Kram, Erin K. Ruppel 2016 Department of Family Medicine, Aurora UW Medical Group

Benefit Of Report Card Feedback After Point-Of-Care Assessment Of Communication Quality Indicators, Michael H. Farrell, Clair R. Sprenger, Shelbie L. Sullivan, Bree A. Trisler, Jessica J.F. Kram, Erin K. Ruppel

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: Communication in health care is crucial for patient experience and biomedical outcomes, but problems with communication are often seen in health care. Training can improve communication, but skills must be reinforced after graduation to remain improved. Since educational methods are too resource intensive for sustained use throughout the Aurora Health Care system, it is necessary to develop affordable, quantitative methods. The first author has developed necessary techniques, including behavior-specific measures called communication quality indicators.

Purpose: To demonstrate secure audio recording in an outpatient visit and to use communication quality indicators with a heterogenous set of patient-clinician conversations.

Methods: Thirty ...


Quality Improvement Of Procedural Services In Family Medicine Residency Clinics, Keisha Rogers, Nora Guschwan, Lisa Sullivan Vedder 2016 Department of Family Medicine, Aurora Health Care

Quality Improvement Of Procedural Services In Family Medicine Residency Clinics, Keisha Rogers, Nora Guschwan, Lisa Sullivan Vedder

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: Performing common procedures in our family medicine residency clinics is often a difficult and inefficient process. A 2008 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine consensus statement on procedural training found higher job satisfaction and better financial compensation for family practitioners who performed procedures. Patient satisfaction is likely increased when minor procedures are able to be performed by their primary clinician. This would suggest a disconnect between the known benefits of providing procedural services and the ability of our residency clinics to provide those services in an efficient manner.

Purpose: To assess clinician and staff comfort with performance of common ...


Wise-Family Medicine: A Statewide Faculty Development Collaborative, Deborah Simpson, Kjersti Knox, Anne Getzin, John R. Brill, Melissa M. Stiles, Jeffrey A. Morzinski 2016 Academic Affairs, Aurora UW Medical Group

Wise-Family Medicine: A Statewide Faculty Development Collaborative, Deborah Simpson, Kjersti Knox, Anne Getzin, John R. Brill, Melissa M. Stiles, Jeffrey A. Morzinski

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: In many states, family medicine residencies and medical schools compete clinically for patients, educationally for trainees and, more recently, for community preceptors (CPs). As Wisconsin’s medical schools and health care systems have expanded their geographic footprints, our CPs now teach trainees from competing institutions. Yet residency and medical student accrediting bodies require faculty and preceptor development.

Purpose: To evaluate the impact of a statewide collaborative of family medicine educators on meeting faculty development needs of our CPs and collaborative members.

Methods: Faculty development leaders representing the three largest family medicine residency training sponsors in the state created the ...


Bias In The Eyes Of Resident Physicians, Abel H. Irena, Kern A. Reid, Richard Battiola, Anthony Cáceres 2016 Department of Internal Medicine, Aurora Health Care

Bias In The Eyes Of Resident Physicians, Abel H. Irena, Kern A. Reid, Richard Battiola, Anthony Cáceres

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: The utilization of patient characteristics can allow health care providers to arrive at diagnosis or decide on treatment options; however, the subjective nature of patient characterization can negatively affect patient care. A 2003 Institute of Medicine report, called Unequal Treatment, recognized that bias or stereotyping may affect provider-patient communication or the care offered.

Purpose: To investigate residents’ recognition of bias in an inpatient care setting.

Methods: In order to explore the topic of bias among providers, we elected to indirectly assess its recognition among providers by asking their opinion in an anonymous manner about their fellow residents. This, we ...


Proceedings Of 2016 Aurora Scientific Day, 2016 Aurora Health Care

Proceedings Of 2016 Aurora Scientific Day

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

This supplement includes select abstracts presented at the 42nd annual Aurora Scientific Day research symposium, held May 25, 2016, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Aurora Scientific Day provides a forum for original research conducted by faculty, fellows, residents, students and other allied health professionals affiliated with Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit health system comprised of integrated hospitals and clinics across eastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois.


Effect Of Code Status Handout On Resident Physician Comfort During The Admission Process, Krystina Pischke, Jessica Schmid, Jessica J.F. Kram, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2016 Aurora Health Care

Effect Of Code Status Handout On Resident Physician Comfort During The Admission Process, Krystina Pischke, Jessica Schmid, Jessica J.F. Kram, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Background: Discussing code status can be a difficult part of the admission process, especially for residents. There have been various research studies looking at interventions to improve end-of-life discussions. However, these studies have focused on well-acquainted physicians and patients. With increasing use of hospitalists for inpatient care, there is increased need for improving code status discussions at admission.

Purpose: To determine if an easy-to-use handout would improve resident comfort with the code status discussion.

Methods: Following a literature search on how to discuss advance directives and end-of-life care, a code status handout was developed. The handout, written at fifth-grade reading ...


The Impact Of A Flipped Classroom Compared To Lecture-Based Teaching On Achieving Course Outcomes, Melissa J. Beck, Akwasi Appiah, Jasmine Gunti, Victoria Bumgardner, Caleb Tang 2016 Cedarville University

The Impact Of A Flipped Classroom Compared To Lecture-Based Teaching On Achieving Course Outcomes, Melissa J. Beck, Akwasi Appiah, Jasmine Gunti, Victoria Bumgardner, Caleb Tang

Melissa J. Beck, Ph.D.

Education is one of the most vital components that compose a modern society and as such, its improvement and optimization is always sought. This study investigates the efficacy between two learning methods in a graduate level biochemistry course: complete active learning and a hybrid of active and passive learning. Active learning is one method of achieving course outcomes with an emphasis on student responsibility through self-studying of course material followed by classroom discussion. In comparison, passive learning emphasizes instructor responsibility through didactic lecturing of course material. The aftermath results following a hybrid form of active and passive learning (in-class didactic ...


Curbing Migration Of Talent In Africa: Initiatives For Collaborative Action, Leah C. Keino, Ria Van Wyk, Suzanne Hendrich, Gary Phye, Ann Thompson 2016 Iowa State University

Curbing Migration Of Talent In Africa: Initiatives For Collaborative Action, Leah C. Keino, Ria Van Wyk, Suzanne Hendrich, Gary Phye, Ann Thompson

Suzanne Hendrich

In an effort to address migration of talent from sub-Saharan Africa, a number of higher education institutions are attempting to strengthen or develop graduate programs in several areas. These institutions see the potential for emerging digital technologies to provide new and exciting opportunities for collaboration with Western institutions. Examples of these institutions include University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and Iowa State University, which collaborated on a needs assessment for collaborative action to build faculty capacity through the development of shared Internet-based courses. This article describes this initiative. (Contains a list of 3 resources.)


Patient And Health Professions Student Team Perceptions Of Patient-Centeredness In An Inter-Professional Education Home-Visit Program: An Exploratory Study, Kayla Bastian, Christian Banez, Miranda Ketcherside, MacKenzie Maher, Elijah Puett, Darson L. Rhodes, Carol Cox 2016 Truman State University

Patient And Health Professions Student Team Perceptions Of Patient-Centeredness In An Inter-Professional Education Home-Visit Program: An Exploratory Study, Kayla Bastian, Christian Banez, Miranda Ketcherside, Mackenzie Maher, Elijah Puett, Darson L. Rhodes, Carol Cox

Patient Experience Journal

The purpose of this study was to compare patient and health professions student team perceptions of patient-centeredness in an inter-professional clinical education home-visit program. Following an inter-professional clinical education home-visit program, patient and health professions student team perceptions of patient-centeredness were compared using a modified version of the Patient Perception of Patient Centeredness Questionnaire. The results showed both patient and student team participants perceived that student teams focused on how much they cared about the patient as a person and the opportunity to discuss any questions. Patients, however, reported significantly higher levels of patient-centered clinical method used during the visits ...


Rural Surgery Training Programs In The United States: A Review Of The Literature, Daniel M. Avery Jr, Joseph C. Wallace 2016 College of Community Health Sciences

Rural Surgery Training Programs In The United States: A Review Of The Literature, Daniel M. Avery Jr, Joseph C. Wallace

Online Journal of Rural Research & Policy

RURAL SURGERY TRAINING PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES:

A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

Abstract: Rural surgery training programs have been developed to train general surgeons for community and rural service. There are 10 rural surgery training programs in the United States. Rural surgery training began in 1974 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to prepare general surgery residents for rural service. There is a national shortage of general surgeons which translates into a deficit of surgeons in rural areas. The terms “general surgeon” and “rural surgeon” are not synonymous as rural surgery is more extensive, more broad-based and more subspecialty with more trauma ...


The Prescription Drug Epidemic In Appalachian Elderly, Suzanne Holroyd, MD 2016 Marshall University

The Prescription Drug Epidemic In Appalachian Elderly, Suzanne Holroyd, Md

Suzanne Holroyd

No abstract provided.


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