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The Relationship Of Age, Ethnicity, Parity, And Awareness Of The Midwife’S Role In Selection Of Pregnancy Care Provider In Childbearing Age Women, Marquida Morgan 2019 DePaul University

The Relationship Of Age, Ethnicity, Parity, And Awareness Of The Midwife’S Role In Selection Of Pregnancy Care Provider In Childbearing Age Women, Marquida Morgan

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Birthing centers inside hospitals may offer women the choice of a pregnancy care provider. Mothers can choose either a physician or a midwife. The rise of birthing centers is parallel to the rise in the demand for midwives. It is essential for the continuous growth of midwives to examine the maternal selection process of pregnancy care providers.

Objectives: The object of the descriptive survey study was examining age, ethnicity, parity, and the awareness of the midwife’s role influence on a woman’s selection of pregnancy care provider. This information would provide midwives with a framework to understand ...


Comparison Of Emla And Diclofenac On Reduction Of Pain And Phlebitis Caused By Peripheral Iv Catheter: A Randomized-Controlled Trial Study, Faezeh Babaieasl, Hossein Y. Yarandi, Seyedehtanaz Saeidzadeh, Motahareh Kheradmand 2019 Wayne State University

Comparison Of Emla And Diclofenac On Reduction Of Pain And Phlebitis Caused By Peripheral Iv Catheter: A Randomized-Controlled Trial Study, Faezeh Babaieasl, Hossein Y. Yarandi, Seyedehtanaz Saeidzadeh, Motahareh Kheradmand

Nursing Faculty Research Publications

Peripheral venous catheters (PVC) are often used to provide hydration, medications, and blood products when the length of therapy is expected to be less that one week. Pain and phlebitis are frequent complications of PVC. Diclofenac and EMLA have been used to minimize these adverse effects, however, conflicting results have been reported regarding which has better outcomes. This double-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the efficacy of EMLA and Diclofenac (TDP) in attenuating PVC pain and phlebitis. The inpatient setting was chosen because of the higher frequency of PVC insertions, allowing for a sufficient sample size. One hundred ...


Healing Wounds Through Nutrition, Deanna Garza 2018 The University of San Francisco

Healing Wounds Through Nutrition, Deanna Garza

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

The role of nutrition in wound care is often overlooked. The main reasons why wounds fail to heal are malnutrition, infection, impaired organ function due to co-existing diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, renal disease, and peripheral vascular disease to name a few. These factors have contributed to poor patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, as well as an increase in hospital length of stay. To promote wound healing, fuel from macro and micronutrients are necessary to deliver oxygen and energy for cell regeneration. However, nurses must possess knowledge and understanding of these requirements and the effects of nutrition on wound ...


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Screening Project For Adult Males From The Middle East And Afghanistan, Ricky Norwood 2018 University of San Francisco

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Screening Project For Adult Males From The Middle East And Afghanistan, Ricky Norwood

Master's Projects and Capstones

Current research indicates a significant rise in PTSD signs and symptoms of adult males arriving from the Middle East and Afghanistan. In an effort to increase the awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in clinical personnel and adult males from the Middle East and Afghanistan, the Sacramento Refugee Health Clinic implemented a PTSD Screening Project. This project was designed to ensure the maximum number of the adult males from the Middle East and Afghanistan would be appropriately screened for PTSD and provided additional opportunities to meet the mental and acute primary care needs of these patients in an adequate and ...


Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists’ Perception Of Simulation As A Positive Reinforcement To Classroom Lecture In Handling A Difficult Airway, Kayla Forbis 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists’ Perception Of Simulation As A Positive Reinforcement To Classroom Lecture In Handling A Difficult Airway, Kayla Forbis

Doctoral Projects

The management of a difficult airway by anesthesia providers is a core component of providing safe care. Simulation provides an opportunity for the student to manage uncommon clinical scenarios without harm to an actual patient. This project aimed to determine if the use of simulation may be useful in training Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist in the management skills of a difficult airway. The proposed intervention of this project was the addition of simulation experience to didactic lecture covering difficult airway management techniques. As supported in the Adult Learning Principles of Medical Learners, by allowing the SRNA to actively participate in ...


Developing Cultural Competency In Anesthesia Through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emma To 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Developing Cultural Competency In Anesthesia Through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emma To

Doctoral Projects

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are the main anesthesia providers in over 70% of rural hospitals providing anesthesia. Each year, over 2,000 student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) graduate and continue as licensed CRNAs. This Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) project emphasizes the importance of developing culturally competent providers in anesthesia by promoting early outreach in cultural competence education of SRNAs. Cultural competence is described as possessing characteristics of congruent attitudes, awareness, and conduct that provides and enables effective skills in cross-cultural encounters. Encompassing cultural competency education early in the SRNAs profession may provide valuable lifelong cultural skills that will ...


Nutrition Education To Improve Health Outcomes In Community Dwelling Older Adults, Sara Giessinger 2018 University of San Francisco

Nutrition Education To Improve Health Outcomes In Community Dwelling Older Adults, Sara Giessinger

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

The proportion of people age 60 and over is growing faster than other age group, and will double by 2050 from approximately 605 million to 2 billion worldwide, in addition to the 80 and over population quadrupling by the same time. Non-communicable diseases such as obesity, cancer, coronary heart and lung disease, diabetes, hypertension, insulin resistance, and hyperlipidemia,represent 63% of deaths annually worldwide. Due to the immense contact nurses have with clients, they play a key role in screening, referrals and education to guide this demographic to improved health outcomes through nutrition and physical activity interventions (Xiaoyue, Parker ...


Identifying And Improving Drug Diversion Protocols Through Behavioral Drug Diversion Identification, Leonard Simon 2018 DePaul University

Identifying And Improving Drug Diversion Protocols Through Behavioral Drug Diversion Identification, Leonard Simon

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

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The Effects Of Exercise On Depression In African American And Latino Population, Emmanuel Conliffe 2018 DePaul University

The Effects Of Exercise On Depression In African American And Latino Population, Emmanuel Conliffe

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Several studies have shown the effectiveness of exercise as a potential treatment for major depression disorder, but few have focused specific populations such as Blacks and Hispanics. Due to cultural concerns about anti-depressant medications, using exercise and physical activities can be an attractive approach for treatment of depression in African American and Latino populations.

Objectives: To identify the effects of exercise and physical activity on depression among the minority population and to determine whether exercise is an effective type of therapy for this population.

Methods: An integrated literature review was conducted. The keywords included “depression, therapeutic exercise, physical ...


Factors Associated With The Rise In Repeat Cesarean Deliveries, Danielle Walczak 2018 DePaul University

Factors Associated With The Rise In Repeat Cesarean Deliveries, Danielle Walczak

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Women choose elective repeat cesarean deliveries as opposed to vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC’s) based on various reasons and these choices are most often made without adequate education from healthcare professionals.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to determine why there is a continuing rise in elective repeat cesareans and whether women in the United States are being routinely informed of VBAC’s based off of their decision for the mode of delivery.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using the databases of CINAHL, PubMed, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health, and other studies ...


Attitudes And Beliefs Among Anesthesia Provides Regarding Smartphone Use For Intraoperative Anesthetic Management, Jasprit Dulat, Marjorie Reeves 2018 DePaul University

Attitudes And Beliefs Among Anesthesia Provides Regarding Smartphone Use For Intraoperative Anesthetic Management, Jasprit Dulat, Marjorie Reeves

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Smartphone technology has evolved at the same accelerated pace as healthcare technological innovation. The literature shows that healthcare providers already utilize Smartphone technology to bridge gaps in knowledge and provide quality care to patients. Critics of these advancements are leery about Smartphone use in the operating room (OR) because it may be a source of distraction for anesthesia providers; however, supporters argue that their use is also recognized as a potential aid in learning. Objectives: This study was conducted to assess workplace attitudes and beliefs regarding the use of Smartphones in the operating room in order to establish policies ...


Effective Learning Methods For Clinical Skills In Simulation Laboratories: High-Fidelity Mannequins And Standardized Patients, Sandra Cupic 2018 DePaul University

Effective Learning Methods For Clinical Skills In Simulation Laboratories: High-Fidelity Mannequins And Standardized Patients, Sandra Cupic

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Many nursing programs are utilizing simulation laboratories to teach clinical skills in a safe environment. Two modes of high-fidelity simulation—high-fidelity mannequins and standardized patients (SPs)—allow for an interactive experience that closely resembles the health care setting.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to compare the two high-fidelity simulation methods—high-fidelity mannequins and standardized patients (SPs)—and their benefits when it comes to the development of nursing skills. Furthermore, the paper explored how skills learning laboratories can be optimized.

Method: An integrative literature review of 19 research articles was conducted using databases of CINAHL ...


Evaluation Of Video Games On Adolescent Health: An Integrative Literature Review, Benjamin Yohannan 2018 DePaul University

Evaluation Of Video Games On Adolescent Health: An Integrative Literature Review, Benjamin Yohannan

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: As technology has advanced, use video games can make an impact an adolescent’s life. While there is controversy in the use of video games, there are limited studies to a provide a comprehensive review of the positive and negative effects regarding the use of video games.

Objectives: The purpose of this literature review was to use current research in determining whether or not video games are favorable in adolescent’s health by understanding its risks and benefits. With these considerations, appropriate recommendations can be provided to determine how to make the video games more beneficial.

Method: An ...


Food Assistant Programs’ Food Quality And The Risk Of Developing Type Ii Diabetes In Native Americans, Ignacio Perez Jr 2018 DePaul University

Food Assistant Programs’ Food Quality And The Risk Of Developing Type Ii Diabetes In Native Americans, Ignacio Perez Jr

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: A key factor behind the high rates of diabetes among Native Americans living in reservations is the high poverty rate. Though food assistance is provided on reservations to combat poverty and food insecurity, the rates of type II diabetes are still at an alarming high rate. Continuation of the alarming incidence of type II diabetes brings to question the nutritional quality of the food offered by food assistance programs.

Objectives: The purpose of study was to examine food assistance programs utilized by Native Americans to determine if the food quality may have an impact on the risk of ...


Barriers And Mental Health Of Undocumented Latinos In The United States, Maricela Rodriguez 2018 DePaul University

Barriers And Mental Health Of Undocumented Latinos In The United States, Maricela Rodriguez

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Mental illness affects over 40 million people in the U.S. every year. Latinos, regardless of legal status are a vulnerable population who experience many stressors. Being undocumented magnifies such challenges, ultimately affecting mental health. Minimal research has investigated the barriers that this population faces as well as the implications that being undocumented has on their mental health.

Objective: The objective of this study is to identify the barriers that undocumented Latinos in the United States face and to describe the overall mental health consequences related to undocumented status.

Method: An integrative literature review was utilized to analyze ...


Barriers To Providing Psychiatric Care Within Cook County Public Health System: An Integrative Literature Review, Elizabeth Ann Reuter 2018 DePaul University

Barriers To Providing Psychiatric Care Within Cook County Public Health System: An Integrative Literature Review, Elizabeth Ann Reuter

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Cook County Public Health Systems located in Cook County, Illinois, are responsible for providing free and low cost psychiatric care to thousands of residents despite continuing state and federal budget cuts and inadequate Medicaid reimbursements. This not only financially strains county taxpayers, but it also limits treatment options, negatively impacts patients, and places an extreme burden on the public service workforce.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to identify the major barriers of providing psychiatric care within Cook County Public Health Systems.

Method: An integrative literature review was conductedusing the databases of Academic Search ...


Parental Influence On Screen Time Usage, Lashawna Williams 2018 DePaul University

Parental Influence On Screen Time Usage, Lashawna Williams

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Parental Influence on Screen Time: An Integrative Literature Review

Lashawna Williams

Faculty Sponsor: Shannon Simonovich

Background: Screen time exposure is found to be the most influential factor, contributing to developmental disabilities. However, there are limited studies to examine how parenting choices influence the amount of screen time children receive.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative review of literature (IRL) was to identify key factors that influenced the amount of daily screen time parents allot their children.

Method: An integrative review of literature was conducted to identify the key factors influencing the amount of daily screen time parents allot their children ...


Recommended Interventions To Address The Education-Practice Gap In Mental Health Nursing: An Integrated Literature Review, Marlena D'Agostin 2018 DePaul University

Recommended Interventions To Address The Education-Practice Gap In Mental Health Nursing: An Integrated Literature Review, Marlena D'Agostin

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Mental health is all encompassing and is widely prevalent in the U.S. population, demonstrating a need for effective care for patients in the mental health setting. There is a gap, however, in providing the highest quality of care within this setting named the theory-practice gap. The theory-practice gap creates a barrier in translating knowledge that is being taught in the classroom to what is used in clinical practice.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to investigate the theory-practice gap in mental health nursing through the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) in the clinical practice ...


The Effects Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine Therapies On Cognition In Older Adults Diagnosed With Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Integrative Literature Review, Candance Swanigan 2018 DePaul University

The Effects Of Complementary And Alternative Medicine Therapies On Cognition In Older Adults Diagnosed With Mild Cognitive Impairment: An Integrative Literature Review, Candance Swanigan

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: The aging U.S. population is expected to produce a significant increase in persons with progressive cognitive impairment or dementia. A method to prevent, halt, or slow this decline has yet to be found. Research suggests that a multidomain approach in the early stages of impairment, such as in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) should be investigated as an integrative strategy to prevent cognitive decline. Complementary and alternative therapies have the ability to be a part of an integrative approach to preventing cognitive decline.

Objectives: The purpose of study is to explore what research has been conducted regarding complementary and ...


Self-Perception Of Body Image In Female Patients Living With Ostomies, Elizabeth Cairns 2018 DePaul University

Self-Perception Of Body Image In Female Patients Living With Ostomies, Elizabeth Cairns

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Women living with ostomies face altered function and appearance of their bodies resulting in social challenges as well as altered self-perception of body image.

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of living with a stoma on self-perception of body image among females and well as identify current and proposed interventions to promote a positive body image in this population.

Method: An integrative review of the literature was conducted searching the databases CINAHL, ProQuest, and PsycINFO. Search terms included ostomy, stoma, ileostomy, colostomy, perception, body image, woman, women, and female.

Results: Many women experience negative ...


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