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Focused Hospital Medicine Cme On Pulmonary Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Through Just-In-Time Training During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Matthew Buttarazzi, Kristen Bartlett, Katherine Stebbins, Monica Thim 2021 Maine Medical Center

Focused Hospital Medicine Cme On Pulmonary Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Through Just-In-Time Training During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Matthew Buttarazzi, Kristen Bartlett, Katherine Stebbins, Monica Thim

Journal of Maine Medical Center

Introduction: We describe the use of focused CME with just-in-time training in pulmonary point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for hospitalists as part of our response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This training served as a pilot for developing a longitudinal training program for our inpatient adult medicine providers.

Methods: In mid-March 2020, ultrasound education and image review were deployed within hospital medicine at a large academic medical center. Faculty were provided (1) a small-group lecture focused on ultrasound findings in pneumonia, (2) weekly review of imaging, and (3) a monthly review conference of ultrasound imaging.

Results: Use of POCUS for pulmonary pathology ...


Language Concordance In Medicine And The Need For Medical Schools To Require Taking A Foreign Language As An Intervention Method To Minimize Language Barriers In The U.S., Mary K. Yousif 2020 Wayne State University

Language Concordance In Medicine And The Need For Medical Schools To Require Taking A Foreign Language As An Intervention Method To Minimize Language Barriers In The U.S., Mary K. Yousif

Honors College Theses

During medical school future student doctors are exposed to a multitude of patients, both natives and non-natives. However, there is no course offering (such as a foreign language or culture class) provided within the curriculum that prepares them for these future interactions. With communication being one of the primary skills used in healthcare, it is imperative to discuss the effects it can cause on a patient if not established. Overall, the goal of this research is to conduct a literary investigation regarding this matter and educate the medical community about the importance of providing effective communication in medicine. This begins ...


Creating A Sustainable Occupational Therapy International Collaboration Through The Development Of A Cross-Cultural Pediatric Experience, Melissa Valencia, Becki Cohill, Beverly Hoffman, Susan MacDermott, Karen Park 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Creating A Sustainable Occupational Therapy International Collaboration Through The Development Of A Cross-Cultural Pediatric Experience, Melissa Valencia, Becki Cohill, Beverly Hoffman, Susan Macdermott, Karen Park

Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, Fall 2020

The multicultural population is expected to rise to 56% by the year 2060 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2017). Despite the ongoing increase in cultural diversity of the U.S. population, there still continues to be limited diversity in the field of occupational therapy (Crowe et al., 2016). In academia, it is recognized that there is a need for a necessary to focus on culture and occupational therapy. However, it is questioned to what extent this is actually implemented into the academic curriculum as what constitutes cultural competency in entry level practitioners varies (Humbert et al., 2012). Society is becoming less ...


Personal Finance Skills Among Health Professionals: Piloting A Student-Led Finance Curriculum And A Review Of The Current Landscape, Jeremy Payne, Stephen Haller, Laura E. Flores, Jared Baxter, Walker Payton, Kari Nelson 2020 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Personal Finance Skills Among Health Professionals: Piloting A Student-Led Finance Curriculum And A Review Of The Current Landscape, Jeremy Payne, Stephen Haller, Laura E. Flores, Jared Baxter, Walker Payton, Kari Nelson

Graduate Medical Education Research Journal

Introduction

Despite high costs of education, extended lengths of training, and rapidly increasing student debt, personal finance is an often-overlooked topic within professional school curricula. Due to the combination of high debt burden and poor financial literacy, professional students report low confidence and high stress regarding their personal finances. While some medical schools have begun to integrate financial education into their formal training, others provide little to no resources to combat this growing issue.

Methods

To address this gap and provide financial education opportunities, the Financial Development Club (FDC) was founded by students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center ...


The Effects Of Moderate-Severe Plaque Psoriasis On Patient Well-Being And Prevention Of Flares, Glenn Devera 2020 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Moderate-Severe Plaque Psoriasis On Patient Well-Being And Prevention Of Flares, Glenn Devera

Nursing | Senior Theses

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that is indicated by red, patchy and scaly skin that can be painful when irritated. Patients with psoriasis have an increased risk for a number of chronic diseases. Despite the expansion of treatments for moderate-to-severe psoriasis over the last decade, patients may still find that treatment strategies are not as successful, leaving them dissatisfied with their treatments. A relationship built upon trust between the nurse and the patient diagnosed with psoriasis may serve to help ensure optimal care. A comprehensive literature review was performed and found that best practices for patient management need to ...


Stem Education In College: An Analysis Of Stakeholders’ Recent Challenges And Potential Solutions, Santanu De, Georgina Arguello 2020 Nova Southeastern University

Stem Education In College: An Analysis Of Stakeholders’ Recent Challenges And Potential Solutions, Santanu De, Georgina Arguello

FDLA Journal

A vast majority of academic disciplines and curricula in the college center around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), which are critical to developing the skills necessary for a global workforce. Rapid changes in pedagogical setups, educational modes, and advances in instructional technology entail diverse challenges for key stakeholders (i.e. students, faculty, and the organizations). This paper highlights the most relevant challenges and potential solutions in STEM higher education at the college level, reported in the last decade. The holistic analysis combining the three stakeholders’ perspectives would help elucidate significant contemporary aspects impacting the fields. The goal is to ...


An Obstetrics And Gynecology Residency Program’S Approach To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Tiffany C. Chang, Brenda Nguyen, Chi Dola 2020 Tulane University

An Obstetrics And Gynecology Residency Program’S Approach To The Covid-19 Pandemic, Tiffany C. Chang, Brenda Nguyen, Chi Dola

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

Background: The impact of COVID-19 on residency training nationwide has been substantial, and adapting to this unprecedented event has proven challenging for program directors throughout the United States. Here, the authors presented their initial experiences with restructuring an obstetrics and gynecology residency program during the pandemic. The authors outlined their strategies to maximize resident safety and address clinical care in outpatient and inpatient settings, resident education curriculum, resident wellness and consider the ethical dilemmas of health care providers during a pandemic.

Conclusion: With perspectives from other residency programs, the authors hope this review will serve as an initial building block ...


A Perspective On Research, Education, Practice And Policy In The Covid-19 Era, Julie A. Jacko 2020 Nova Southeastern University

A Perspective On Research, Education, Practice And Policy In The Covid-19 Era, Julie A. Jacko

HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has unleashed a global health crisis, precipitating massive efforts aimed at understanding, preventing, preparing for, treating and responding to the novel coronavirus domestically and internationally. Given the profound and ongoing impact of COVID-19, the HCA Healthcare Journal of Medicine organized this special issue of the journal as a mechanism for capturing groundbreaking studies, advances and perspectives that have the potential to shape health and health care for decades to come.


Reducing Patient Falls Through Purposeful Hourly Rounding, Amanda Savage 2020 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Reducing Patient Falls Through Purposeful Hourly Rounding, Amanda Savage

Student Scholarly Projects

Practice Problem: Falls significantly affect patients, resulting in temporary or permanent harm, even death. In a large acute care facility, patient falls increased from 444 in 2016 to 556 falls in 2019.

PICOT: In an adult inpatient hospital setting, does purposeful hourly rounding (PHR), compared to no rounding, reduce patient falls over a period of 30 days during the same time period from the previous year?

Evidence: Of the 360 articles reviewed, 12 articles, varying from evidence levels two (1), level three (4), and level five (7), supported PHR as effective in reducing harm from falls in adult hospital settings ...


Developing Competencies For Public Policy Advocacy: A Comparative Case Analysis, Amy L. Lewis 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Developing Competencies For Public Policy Advocacy: A Comparative Case Analysis, Amy L. Lewis

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

While health care and social service students in Ontario are expected to graduate with competencies in policy advocacy, the lack of knowledge and skills negatively impacts their participation as licensed providers. This study used an exploratory, comparative case study methodology with a critical theory lens to identify the process of how community-based organizations engaged in public policy advocacy to create educational competencies for undergraduate curricula. Eight organizational leaders participated in semi-structured interviews that were transcribed and analyzed both inductively and deductively using major concepts from Kingdon’s multiple streams theory to distinguish the policy advocacy process and Bloom’s taxonomy ...


Considerations For Small Libraries In Adopting Virtual Reality Technology For Medical Education, Rachel Walden, Emily Weyant, Matthew Carroll 2020 East Tennessee State University

Considerations For Small Libraries In Adopting Virtual Reality Technology For Medical Education, Rachel Walden, Emily Weyant, Matthew Carroll

Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Conference

Objective: Describe considerations for small libraries considering the adoption of virtual reality technology as a resource for health sciences education.

Methods: A small academic medical library obtained grant funding to implement a virtual reality pilot project to support anatomy coursework.

Results: Observations were made related to the technology selection and purchasing process, space and safety requirements for implementing VR, student patterns of use, supplementary VR programs of interest to medical students (including gaming and meditation programs for stress relief), and staffing/scheduling/maintenance of the system.

Conclusions: Virtual reality technology is compelling for medical education; implementation resulted in increasing the ...


Effect Of An Intervention To Improve Smoking Cessation Treatment In A Federally Qualified Healthcare Clinic, Shirley A. Camp 2020 Georgia College and State University

Effect Of An Intervention To Improve Smoking Cessation Treatment In A Federally Qualified Healthcare Clinic, Shirley A. Camp

The Corinthian

Abstract

Significant progress has been made in the reduction of tobacco use in the United States, but the smoking prevalence among the socially and economically disadvantaged populations (i.e. individuals who are homeless, uninsured, LGBT, and living with HIV) is significantly higher than the general population (CDC, 2018b). As a result, these vulnerable populations carry a disproportionate burden of tobacco-related mortality and morbidity (CDC, 2018b). There is a cost-effective and evidence-based treatment for tobacco use dependence (Fiore et al, 2008), but the delivery by primary care providers to this population is inconsistent (Tyman, Bonevski, Paul, & Bryant, 2014). This study focused ...


Health Systems And Health Care Management Panel, Nitin Mohan 2020 Western University

Health Systems And Health Care Management Panel, Nitin Mohan

Africa-Western Collaborations Day 2020

8 graduate student/recent graduate presentations on varying topics of health systems and health care management. Moderated by Dr. Nitin Mohan. Reporting of panel done by current GHS students of the 2021 class. Abstracts can be found under "Africa-Western Collaborations Day 2020 Abstracts". Presenters as follows:

Gojjam Limenih, "What Are We Doing? Is Exporting Anti-Depressants the Answer to the Mental Health Needs of the Global South?"

Jean Pierre Ndayisenga et al., "Rwandan Nursing and Midwifery Faculty's Experiences of Applying Knowledge about Teaching Methodology to Practice in Academic and Clinical Settings with Students"

Mary Ndu, "A Literature Review of Barriers ...


Rapid Response: Librarian Integration Into An Expedited Pandemic Medicine Elective, Gail Kouame, Jacob Gallay 2020 Augusta University

Rapid Response: Librarian Integration Into An Expedited Pandemic Medicine Elective, Gail Kouame, Jacob Gallay

Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association Annual Conference

Objective: Describe how two librarians contributed to a new graduate medical school elective course developed dynamically in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: Shortly after the COVID-19 outbreak, the Assistant Director for Research & Education Services attended a clerkship curriculum committee meeting for the medical college where a four-week Pandemic Medicine elective was proposed. Clerkship rotations were canceled due to the pandemic, so the elective would provide opportunities for graduate medical students to participate in service learning and contribute to pandemic response efforts. The leaders and faculty members who proposed the elective suggested five areas of focus: information services; mental health and wellness; PPE taskforce; supporting medical education; and telemedicine. Immediately after the meeting the librarian contacted those organizing the elective and offered to contribute, particularly to the information services component.

Results: Both the Assistant Director for Research & Education Services and the Clinical Information Librarian were invited to serve as faculty advisors for the students leading the information services aspects of the elective. Much of ...


Gender, Technology And Innovation In Health Care Panel, Melanie Katsivo 2020 Western University

Gender, Technology And Innovation In Health Care Panel, Melanie Katsivo

Africa-Western Collaborations Day 2020

8 graduate student/recent graduate presentations on gender, technology, and innovation in health care. Moderated by Dr. Melanie Katsivo. Reporting of panel done by current GHS students of the 2021 class. Abstracts can be found under "Africa-Western Collaborations Day 2020 Abstracts". Presenters as follows:

Florence Wullo Anfaara, "To Include or Not to Include: Men and the Liberian Women's Peace Hut Initiatives Towards Transformational Justice"

Uche Ikenyei, "Diversification of Research Methodological Approach During Model Enhancements in Health Information System Research"

Denise Kamyuka, "Female Social Entrepreneurship in Sport, in the African Context: Systemic Review"

Ebenezer Martin-Yeboah, "Through the Lens of Egocentric ...


Clinical Decision Science: Proof Of Concept, James Peter Meza MD, PhD, Nicholus Yee MD, Bennett Riddering MD, Ali Nasrallah MD, Urtė Zableckas MS, MBBS 2020 Wayne State University School of Medicine

Clinical Decision Science: Proof Of Concept, James Peter Meza Md, Phd, Nicholus Yee Md, Bennett Riddering Md, Ali Nasrallah Md, Urtė Zableckas Ms, Mbbs

Clinical Research in Practice: The Journal of Team Hippocrates

Clinical decision science, a newly identified area of scholarship, describes how clinical research is used for a patient, within the context of their unique social conditions. We hypothesize that physicians use sociocultural context as an important input to their decision making. We performed a prospective, randomized, double-blind mixed methods study. Family medicine faculty and residents at a community hospital family medicine residency were included in the study. After academic journal club discussing a primary research paper, physicians were asked if they would prescribe medication for a patient who was similar to the subjects in a research paper. However, social and ...


Does An Empathic Pre-Visit Conversation With Another Team Member Improve Perceived Surgeon Empathy?, Lindy Derkzen, Janna S E Ottenhoff, Carrie Barron, David Ring 2020 Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin

Does An Empathic Pre-Visit Conversation With Another Team Member Improve Perceived Surgeon Empathy?, Lindy Derkzen, Janna S E Ottenhoff, Carrie Barron, David Ring

Patient Experience Journal

Orthopedic surgeon specialists can help alleviate symptoms and reduce self-reported activity limitations by addressing stress, distress, and unhelpful cognitive biases regarding pain (e.g., “hurt equals harm”). But noticing mental and social health opportunities in specialty care can harm the patient-surgeon relationship. This study evaluated the ability of an empathic pre-visit conversation by another team member to improve the patient-surgeon relationship measured as perceived empathy. Factors associated with pain intensity, magnitude of self-reported activity limitations, symptoms of depression, and satisfaction with the surgeon were also studied. We enrolled 100 patients visiting an orthopedic surgeon for the first time. Prior to ...


A Community Academic Partnership Approach To Addressing Health Needs Of The Local Refugees: Participants’ Perspectives And Recommendations For Developing New Partnerships, Melissa D. Warne-Griggs, Nicolin Thaler, Kristin Koehn, Kristin Sohl 2020 University of Missouri

A Community Academic Partnership Approach To Addressing Health Needs Of The Local Refugees: Participants’ Perspectives And Recommendations For Developing New Partnerships, Melissa D. Warne-Griggs, Nicolin Thaler, Kristin Koehn, Kristin Sohl

Journal of Refugee & Global Health

Community-academic partnerships have demonstrated how collaboration can provide academic healthcare workers and non-medical community providers such as educators and social services with a comprehensive view of issues affecting refugee populations. The ICIH (Interagency Council on Immigrant Health) is a physician-community partnership consisting of healthcare professionals, non-medical educators, social workers, early childhood services and other community agencies. It was formed to address the well-being of a local immigrant population, strengthen bonds between the community and healthcare system, and educate and empower pediatricians to provide culturally aware services. The collaboration has been very successful as demonstrated by the production of multiple collaborative ...


Implementing Trauma-Informed Care Early In The Lives Of Children And Adults, Carley Clymer 2020 Murray State University

Implementing Trauma-Informed Care Early In The Lives Of Children And Adults, Carley Clymer

Scholars Week

Throughout the health care industry, providers are failing to recognize the implications that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have upon adult health. As a result, these patients not only have to endure these traumas, but they’re also faced with crippling health conditions that accompany them including depression, heart disease and obesity. The prevalence of common high-risk behaviors such as smoking, drinking and illicit drug use can also co-exist with adversity, which leads to an exacerbation of already poor health. This presentation aims to relay the significance of adopting a trauma informed care (TIC) approach early in the lives of clients ...


Conference Agenda, St. Joseph Hospital 2020 Providence St. Joseph Health

Conference Agenda, St. Joseph Hospital

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

Agenda for the 2020 Evidence Based Practice Annual Conference at St. Joseph Hospital.


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