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The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Effects Of Perinatal Methamphetamine Use On Maternal And Child Outcomes: Implications For Education Among Bsn Nursing Students, Tina Nguyen

Honors Theses

The implications of methamphetamine use are vast and prevalent in the U.S. This epidemic is also well recognized in Tennessee and in Hamilton County. The number of men and women that continue to use methamphetamine speaks to the importance of this issue. Among these individuals, pregnant women comprise a significant portion of female methamphetamine users across the United States. The potential complications that can arise for not only a mother but also her child due to maternal methamphetamine use pose a much more significant issue. The detrimental effects that a child can experience as a result of maternal methamphetamine ...


Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test 2017 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Example Doctor Of Nursing Practice Project, Steven W. Pryor Test

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

This is an example of a Doctor of Nursing Practice Project uploaded to SPARK.

This is where the abstract of the submission will appear, briefly summarizing the problem and research results in a few sentences.


Coping Strategies Of Prelicensure Registered Nursing Students Experiencing Student-To-Student Incivility, Robin A. Foreman 2017 East Tennessee State University

Coping Strategies Of Prelicensure Registered Nursing Students Experiencing Student-To-Student Incivility, Robin A. Foreman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Incivility is rude or discourteous behavior that demonstrates a lack of respect for others. Some nurses ignore the dictates of professionalism and exhibit a total disregard for colleagues and peers by purposefully targeting each other with uncivil behaviors. Incivility has invaded the nursing educational environment with deleterious results. Uncivil behaviors perpetrated by nursing students against other nursing students cause psychological and physiological distress for victims and witnesses. The purposes of this quantitative descriptive study were to identify the behaviors that constituted lateral student-to-student incivility, determine the frequency of experienced student-to-student incivility, and describe the coping strategies employed by prelicensure registered ...


A Motivational Profile Of Nurses Who Pursue Doctoral Education, Tomekia Yvette Luckett 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

A Motivational Profile Of Nurses Who Pursue Doctoral Education, Tomekia Yvette Luckett

Dissertations

The need for nurses to pursue doctoral education is imperative to the professionalization of the discipline of nursing in light of the changing healthcare environment. Presently, < 1% of the nursing workforce possesses a doctoral degree (“Transforming Nursing Education,” 2016), albeit recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) (2010) admonish the need to increase the number of doctoral-prepared nurses. The need to understand characteristics of nurses who seek doctoral education is critical in planning long-term strategies for nursing education in the United States (US) (Kovner, Brewer, Katigbak, Djukic, & Fatehi, 2012). In conjunction with describing characteristics of nurses pursuing doctoral education, this research describes the motivational orientation and factors of registered nurses (RNs) pursuing doctoral education.

A descriptive correlational design was utilized to examine concepts relating to motivational orientation of RNs pursuing doctoral education. Participants were divided into two categories: (a) RNs seeking the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and (b) RNs pursuing the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. A total of 173 RNs enrolled in either a Ph.D. or DNP program in the Gulf South region of the US comprised the final sample. Binary logistic regression ...


An Exploratory Study Of The Utlization Of Evidence-Based Pharmacological Treatment On Heart Failure Patients In Mississippi And Its Impact On Readmission, Keri A. Barron 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

An Exploratory Study Of The Utlization Of Evidence-Based Pharmacological Treatment On Heart Failure Patients In Mississippi And Its Impact On Readmission, Keri A. Barron

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of adherence to evidence-based guidelines for pharmacologic management by select Mississippi hospitals and their hospital readmission rates. This was an exploratory study with a retrospective design. This design offered insight into the relationship between readmissions of heart failure patients and adherence to the national guidelines for the pharmacologic treatment of heart failure. The study took place in a hospital in the southeastern section of the United States. Data were collected from a database of patients with heart failure seen between January 2011 and June 2014.

The unit of analysis for ...


The Efficacy Of Narcotic Contracts In Preventing Drug-Seeking Behaviors In Adolescents Experiencing Chronic Pain Related To Sickle Cell Anemia, Haley Russotti 2017 Dominican University of California

The Efficacy Of Narcotic Contracts In Preventing Drug-Seeking Behaviors In Adolescents Experiencing Chronic Pain Related To Sickle Cell Anemia, Haley Russotti

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2017

It is a primary job of a nurse to advocate for their patients. If a patient is in pain, it is the nurse who is responsible for making sure that their pain gets treated. Adolescents with sickle cell anemia experience chronic pain related to vaso-occlusive crises. Once the symptoms start, they will, “persist throughout life, and there is no cure” (Atoui, 2015, p. 425). Due to their long-term use of narcotics, these adolescents could begin to demonstrate drug-seeking behaviors. Narcotic contracts are an intervention that health care teams have created to prevent drug-seeking behaviors in patients using narcotics to treat ...


Psychological And Physiological Ramifications Of Inadequate Pain Management For The Pediatric Population: Influences Of Professional Nursing Preparation, Genica-Jade Cruz Ocampo 2017 Dominican University of California

Psychological And Physiological Ramifications Of Inadequate Pain Management For The Pediatric Population: Influences Of Professional Nursing Preparation, Genica-Jade Cruz Ocampo

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2017

Pain management in the pediatric population is an intricate process and many existing factors contribute to inadequate pediatric pain management. Research suggests that the preparation for the nursing profession remains unsatisfactory in managing pain experiences for pediatric patients. Nurses are essential in assessing and relieving pain in pediatric patients. It is imperative to research what determinants of professional nursing preparation influence effective pain management for the pediatric population. Additionally, how nurses describe their educational or professional development of effective pain management including the psychological and physiological aspect of undermanaged pain need to be addressed. This study is being conducted through ...


Challenges And Facilitators Of Recruitment: Lessons Learned From Conducting A Focused Ethnography In A Vulnerable Rural Population, Debra Kramlich, Rebecca Kronk, Karen Jakub 2017 Duquesne University

Challenges And Facilitators Of Recruitment: Lessons Learned From Conducting A Focused Ethnography In A Vulnerable Rural Population, Debra Kramlich, Rebecca Kronk, Karen Jakub

The Qualitative Report

The purpose of this article is to describe the challenges and facilitators of recruitment encountered in an ethnographic dissertation study of rural women with substance use disorders during the perinatal period. While the study is being conducted in the hospital setting post-delivery, potential participants who meet inclusion criteria are identified by practitioners through a number of perinatal practices within a wide geographic area as well as by inpatient social workers. Recruitment in this vulnerable and often socially disadvantaged population has been found to be challenging with regard to ethical approval, participant eligibility and availability, practice changes, and discrepancies in the ...


Evaluating Interprofessional Fast Forward Rounds For Transition Of Care Education, Laura Cummings, Ashley J. Smith, Mike Pelyhes, Zachary Jenkins, Phillip L. Thornton, Maurice Lee, William Matcham 2017 Cedarville University

Evaluating Interprofessional Fast Forward Rounds For Transition Of Care Education, Laura Cummings, Ashley J. Smith, Mike Pelyhes, Zachary Jenkins, Phillip L. Thornton, Maurice Lee, William Matcham

Maurice Lee, M.S.W.

Background: Interprofessional Education is gaining recognition by key pharmacy organizations for its value in healthcare education, producing various models for implementation among healthcare students and professionals. Unfolding cases incorporating transitions of care may improve student skills and attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration.

Objectives: This project assessed the efficacy of unfolding cases in improving interprofessional skills and attitudes among pharmacy, nursing, and social work students. The ultimate goal is to integrate this model, if proven effective, into the curricula of multiple health science centers.

Methodology: First, pharmacy, nursing, and social work students completed a pre-intervention survey regarding interprofessional skills and attitudes before ...


Screening, Brief Intervention And Referral To Treatment Implementation In The Emergency Department, Arvind Venkat MD, Gary Shank PhD, Sherry Rickard-Aasen, Janice Pringle PhD, William Johnjulio MD 2017 Allegheny General Hospital

Screening, Brief Intervention And Referral To Treatment Implementation In The Emergency Department, Arvind Venkat Md, Gary Shank Phd, Sherry Rickard-Aasen, Janice Pringle Phd, William Johnjulio Md

The Qualitative Report

We sought to qualitatively evaluate impediments in implementing a novel Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) protocol into normal emergency department (ED) workflow for patients with at-risk drug/alcohol behavior. From 2010, administrative and nursing champions trained nurses at a single ED (census: 50,000 visits/yr) in SBIRT and incorporated SBIRT into normal ED nursing workflow in 2012. To qualitatively analyze impediments in SBIRT implementation, we created a semi-structured questionnaire for protocol champions with subsequent follow-up. Investigators analyzed responses using qualitative methodology based on a modified grounded theory framework. In 2012, 47693 visits by 31525 patients met ...


The Wright Tool Kit: Qsen Competency Integration In An On-Line Rn-To-Bsn Program, Ann M. Stalter, Patricia Martin, Ximena Chrisagis, Deborah Lee Ulrich, Kathy J. Keister 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

The Wright Tool Kit: Qsen Competency Integration In An On-Line Rn-To-Bsn Program, Ann M. Stalter, Patricia Martin, Ximena Chrisagis, Deborah Lee Ulrich, Kathy J. Keister

Ann M. Stalter

Colleges across the nation are working to transform nursing education and to integrate QSEN competencies into program curricula.


Ann Salter Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Donna M. Curry, Carol Holdcraft, Ann M. Stalter 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Ann Salter Interview For The Miami Valley College Of Nursing And Health Oral History Project, Donna M. Curry, Carol Holdcraft, Ann M. Stalter

Ann M. Stalter

Donna Miles Curry and Carol Holdcraft interviewed Ann Stalter on August 7, 2006 about the founding of Wright State University College of Nursing and Health. In the interview Ms. Stalter discusses her career and her decision to come to Wright State as a student with the College of Nursing and Health.


System Base Practice As A Public Health Nursing Workforce Competency Requirement, Ann M. Stalter 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

System Base Practice As A Public Health Nursing Workforce Competency Requirement, Ann M. Stalter

Ann M. Stalter

This is an exhilarating time to be in public health! Internationally, the digital world has created an environment for the economic security needed to protect health and promote healing of all mankind. Globalization allows scientists to treat and track diseases in ways that have never been possible. In the United States (U.S.), the federal mandate for equal access to health care has opened a plethora of imaginary and tangible boundaries of which were antecedents to just about every–ism known to public health providers. With this exciting reform comes the need for workforce awareness and new ways of thinking ...


Parental Perceptions Of The Rural School’S Role In Addressing Childhood Obesity, Ann M. Stalter, Mary Beth Kaylor, Jessica D. Steinke, Rosanta M. Barker 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Parental Perceptions Of The Rural School’S Role In Addressing Childhood Obesity, Ann M. Stalter, Mary Beth Kaylor, Jessica D. Steinke, Rosanta M. Barker

Ann M. Stalter

This study employed cross-sectional, descriptive design with convenience sampling to explore rural parent perceptions of child obesity, use of Body Mass Index (BMI) in schools, preferences for receipt of BMI information and, the rural school’s role in obesity prevention/treatment. The survey “Parental Perceptions of BMI and Obesity in the School-Age Child” was used. Of the 183 surveys distributed, 65 were returned (35.5%). Fifty-five percentage of parents were in agreement of school-based BMI screening. Fifty-four percentage of parents selected a combination of ways to receive BMI information (letter from school nurse, face-to-face conference with nurse, or via report ...


Facilitating Factors And Barriers To Bmi Screening In Schools, Ann M. Stalter, Rosemary V. Chaudry, Barbara J. Polivka 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Facilitating Factors And Barriers To Bmi Screening In Schools, Ann M. Stalter, Rosemary V. Chaudry, Barbara J. Polivka

Ann M. Stalter

The National Association of School Nurses advocates for body mass index (BMI) screening. Little research describes school nurse practice of BMI screening. In this descriptive study, 25 Ohio school nurses participated in three focus groups. An adapted Healthy People 2010 Determinants of Health Model guided the research questions. School nurses engaged in multiphasic data collection which was contingent on physical environment, workload, and referrals. Lack of system policy was key barrier in terms of data collection, referral, and follow-up. A key facilitating factor was physical education teachers in terms of reinforcing health. School size and privacy were components of school ...


Assessing Facilitating Factors And Barriers To Body Mass Index Screening Among School Nurses, Ann M. Stalter 2017 Wright State University - Main Campus

Assessing Facilitating Factors And Barriers To Body Mass Index Screening Among School Nurses, Ann M. Stalter

Ann M. Stalter

Child obesity among school age children is epidemic in the United States (U.S.). A critical review of literature was completed that concluded that Body Mass Index (BMI) screening for early identification and growth surveillance is needed for successful school-based obesity prevention intervention programs. This study used total survey design methods to identify the BMI screening practices of school nurses (SNs) and to identify the facilitating factors and barriers to BMI screening in public elementary schools among school age populations. Focus groups were used to identify current BMI screening practice in terms of facilitating factors and barriers. Survey methods were ...


Cognitive Impairment And Music Therapy, Sanjib Dey 2017 Long Island University

Cognitive Impairment And Music Therapy, Sanjib Dey

Post & Beyond

Cognitive impairment has been found to be a key variable in the overall impact on physical and mental health in the elderly. Cognitive impairment has also been found to have a significant impact on mobility, depression and social isolation. This study will examine if patient engagement in music therapy (MT) has a greater effect on increased cognitive function; specifically improvement in short term memory than engagement in physical activity alone in residents residing in nursing homes. Music has been found to enhance autobiographic memories, emotion(s), cognitive stimulation and learning, physical improvement as well as increasing social interaction. Physical activity ...


Comfort Room, Azra Hadzibajramovic 2017 Long Island University

Comfort Room, Azra Hadzibajramovic

Post & Beyond

Abstract The administration of anxiety drugs is associated with a superfluity of side effects (National Institutes of Mental Health, 2016). The use of comfort rooms have been shown to be an effective means to reduce anxiety in hospitalized non-psychotic psychiatric patients thus reducing the need for pro re nata (prn) medication administration (Steward, Robson, Chaplin, Quirk & Bowers, 2012). A comfort room is a designated space designed to provide a calming environment and are furnished with items that are physically comfortable as well as pleasing to the senses in order to provide a refuge that is stress free (New York State ...


Measuring Nurse Caring Behaviors In The Acute Hospitalized Geriatric Patient, Susan A. Goncalves 2017 Sacred Heart University

Measuring Nurse Caring Behaviors In The Acute Hospitalized Geriatric Patient, Susan A. Goncalves

Susan A. Goncalves

The number of older adults in the United States is increasing substantially with the highest impact of the baby boomers phenomenon turning 65 in the year 2011, and the number projected to keep growing until the year 2030. The rapid growth of older adults inherently requires expert physicians and nurses to care for this population. The art of simple basic communication between the nurse and patient is essential to nursing.


Animal Assisted Therapy And Reducing Depression In Chronic Hemodialysis Patients, Dawn DeLucia 2017 Long Island University

Animal Assisted Therapy And Reducing Depression In Chronic Hemodialysis Patients, Dawn Delucia

Post & Beyond

Chronic dialysis patients are dependent on a hemodialysis machine to cleanse their blood of waste that is normally excreted by healthy functioning kidneys. The average number of hemodialysis treatments required per week are three with an average treatment time being three to four hours per treatment. Discontinuation of hemodialysis will result in death. The only way to eliminate the need for hemodialysis is a kidney transplant (National Kidney Foundation, 2008, 2013). Hemodialysis is not without its inherent risks. Side effects can include but are not limited to: hypotension, cardiovascular complications, cramping from fluid removal, and bleeding (Aguera, Martin-Malo, Alvarez-Lara, Garcia-Montemayor ...


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