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The Lived Experience Of Transgender College-Aged Students Receiving Healthcare, Lisa Schaffer 2015 University of Vermont

The Lived Experience Of Transgender College-Aged Students Receiving Healthcare, Lisa Schaffer

Graduate College Dissertations and Theses

Background

There is a relative dearth of information regarding transgender patient perceptions of healthcare provider interactions and experiences. Previous studies have examined the experiences of transgender patients across multiple generations.

Purpose

This research focuses on understanding the lived experience of transgender college-aged students receiving healthcare. The goal of this research is to help inform the practices of healthcare providers in order to improve care experiences.

Methods

Hermeneutic phenomenology was utilized to illuminate the lived experiences of three college-aged transgender patients receiving healthcare. Interviews were conducted with research participants. After transcription, interview content was read and re-read for significant statements. Significant ...


Evidence Based Falls Management Program In The Nursing Home, Deloris Jacobs 2014 Bellarmine University

Evidence Based Falls Management Program In The Nursing Home, Deloris Jacobs

Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones

The cost of fall injuries for both nursing homes and patients can be staggering. Facilities can incur large financial penalties following notices of severe deficiencies from regulatory agencies and will incur substantial legal fees in the event of a wrongful injury or death lawsuit. Patients injured in falls are at risk of increased financial costs for care in the nursing home as well as a lower quality of life. They are likely to incur co-pay or coinsurance costs for care by physicians and other professional services, and costs for rehabilitative services, out of pocket expenses, medical equipment, prescription drugs, and ...


What Do Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Experience In Receiving Care In Appalachia, Brittany L. Thomas 2014 SelectedWorks

What Do Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Experience In Receiving Care In Appalachia, Brittany L. Thomas

Brittany L Thomas

This qualitative research study explores what veterans living in the Appalachian region experience in receiving care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder through personal interviews. These interviews will give insight into how veterans in Appalachia perceive their care through specific questions pertaining to healthcare for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

A convenient sample of veterans attending the specific study site was used for this study. An email, which contained information about the background and nature of the study was used for participant recruitment of veterans. In addition, flyers with the same information were posted throughout the study site. This study will highlight specific details ...


“Keep A Grasp On Patient Safety” A Fall Prevention Pilot Project To Increase Gait Belt Use, Laura Walker RN, BSN, CCRN, Mary Ellen O'Connell RN, BSN, MSN, MBA, Amy Giesler RN, BSN 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

“Keep A Grasp On Patient Safety” A Fall Prevention Pilot Project To Increase Gait Belt Use, Laura Walker Rn, Bsn, Ccrn, Mary Ellen O'Connell Rn, Bsn, Msn, Mba, Amy Giesler Rn, Bsn

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


Azithromycin Use In Upper Respiratory Infection, Charles D. Snyder, Sarah Winey, Scarlet Lau, Ryley Uber, Mouhannad Saad, Rebecca Widder, Douglas Anderson 2014 Cedarville University

Azithromycin Use In Upper Respiratory Infection, Charles D. Snyder, Sarah Winey, Scarlet Lau, Ryley Uber, Mouhannad Saad, Rebecca Widder, Douglas Anderson

Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session

Antibiotic resistance is a problem that is growing worldwide. Misuse and overprescribing of antibiotics leads to a rise in pathogens that are resistant to the conventional drugs prescribed, causing increases in morbidity and mortality rates. Antibiotic resistance occurs when microbes still survive despite the presence of an antibiotic. The remaining microbes grow in strength and multiply until there is a population that are now resistant to treatment. One such treatment is azithromycin, an antibiotic often prescribed for upper respiratory tract infections (URI). A URI is any infection of the respiratory tract from the nasal cavities to the larynx that can ...


Assessing Student Empathy For Hemodialysis Patients, Stephanie M. Cailor, Logan Conkey, Laura K. Farleman, Rachel M. Wilcox, Emily M. Laswell 2014 Cedarville University

Assessing Student Empathy For Hemodialysis Patients, Stephanie M. Cailor, Logan Conkey, Laura K. Farleman, Rachel M. Wilcox, Emily M. Laswell

Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session

Hemodialysis is a treatment process utilized by kidney patients to filter their blood. These patients are required to undergo an intensive regimen including hemodialysis treatments multiple times per week lasting 3-5 hours each. As a result of hemodialysis, patients experience decreased autonomy, freedom, and independence. An estimated 50% of these patients do not adhere to their treatment regimen. Patients on hemodialysis may be more compliant to their treatment if they are satisfied with the level of care and empathy they perceive from their healthcare providers. Currently there is no literature measuring empathy levels of healthcare professionals or students towards patients ...


Medication Reconciliation Of Medically-Complex Emergency Department Patients By Second-Year Professional Pharmacy Students, Lauren Haines, Neal S. Fox, Rachel Bull, Jeb Ballentine, Zachary Jenkins 2014 Cedarville University

Medication Reconciliation Of Medically-Complex Emergency Department Patients By Second-Year Professional Pharmacy Students, Lauren Haines, Neal S. Fox, Rachel Bull, Jeb Ballentine, Zachary Jenkins

Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session

ABSTRACT:

Background: There is a high potential for medication discrepancies to occur during patient care transitions. However, health professionals must find ways to reduce these and improve patient care, such as with medication reconciliation. This intervention is used to identify a patient’s most accurate medication list by comparing the medical record to another list obtained from the patient, hospital, or other provider. Pharmacists have a major role in this process because of their medicinal expertise, but paying them is expensive, so using students may be more cost-effective. Research has examined fourth-year professional pharmacy students (P4s) performing medication reconciliation during ...


Assessing Patient Adherence And Satisfaction: Clinical Services Beyond The Pharmacy Counter, Thaddeus Franz, Bryan Feldmann, Colin J. Behm, Danielle Grear, Jeremy Flikkema 2014 Cedarville University

Assessing Patient Adherence And Satisfaction: Clinical Services Beyond The Pharmacy Counter, Thaddeus Franz, Bryan Feldmann, Colin J. Behm, Danielle Grear, Jeremy Flikkema

Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session

Medication adherence is a bigger problem than many of us are willing to admit. If patients do not take their medications as prescribed, they will not get the full therapeutic benefits and will put themselves at risk if serious harm. An estimated 125,000 deaths occur in the United States annually due to non-adherence. The objective of this study is to establish a pharmacy intervention model that best provides patient satisfaction and improved medication adherence through the use of home visits and follow-up calls by pharmacists and pharmacy interns at Clark’s Pharmacy. In order to do this, patients receiving ...


A Measure Of The Amount Of Vitamin K Leached Out From Cooked Greens In Potlicker, Douglas Anderson, Kara Bobka, Matthew Johnson, Chelsea Manion, Samuel Tesfaye, Rebecca Widder, Joshua Willoughby 2014 Cedarville University

A Measure Of The Amount Of Vitamin K Leached Out From Cooked Greens In Potlicker, Douglas Anderson, Kara Bobka, Matthew Johnson, Chelsea Manion, Samuel Tesfaye, Rebecca Widder, Joshua Willoughby

Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session

Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin synthesized by plants, is found in large quantities within green leafy vegetables, such as collard, mustard, turnip and spinach. These greens are commonly cooked with fat to enhance flavor. The vitamin K in these greens can leach out during cooking into the liquid portion of the pot, which is referred to as potlicker. Vitamin K activates clotting factors (II, VII, IX, and X,), which can lead to the formation of a thromboembolism (blood clot). People at a higher risk of forming blood clots are often prescribed warfarin, an anti-coagulant that acts as a competitive inhibitor ...


Community Education On Mtm Services, Kristin Lessig, Lindsay Mailloux, Jacob Davis, Samantha Smolinski, Stephen Yeboah, Aleda Chen, Thaddeus Franz, Ginger Cameron, Jenna Lawhead 2014 Cedarville University

Community Education On Mtm Services, Kristin Lessig, Lindsay Mailloux, Jacob Davis, Samantha Smolinski, Stephen Yeboah, Aleda Chen, Thaddeus Franz, Ginger Cameron, Jenna Lawhead

Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session

Abstract

Background

Medication nonadherence, defined as “the number of doses not taken or taken incorrectly that jeopardizes the patient’s therapeutic outcome,” is a major health problem with about 43% of the general population nonadherent to their medications. Medication nonadherence accounts for an estimated 125,000 deaths per year in the US, 33-69% of medication-related hospital readmissions, and an estimated $100 to $300 billion in direct and indirect medical costs. Medication therapy management (MTM), defined as “a distinct service or group of services that optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients,” has been found to reduce medication nonadherence. However, many individuals ...


Pharmaceutical Stability Of Promethazine In Iv Infusion Fluids, Josh Knoebel, Ruth Choi, Michael Kapraly, Brandon Kime, Kaysie J. Brittenham, Denise S. Simpson, Rebecca J. Gryka, Samson Amos 2014 Cedarville University

Pharmaceutical Stability Of Promethazine In Iv Infusion Fluids, Josh Knoebel, Ruth Choi, Michael Kapraly, Brandon Kime, Kaysie J. Brittenham, Denise S. Simpson, Rebecca J. Gryka, Samson Amos

Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session

BACKGROUND: Promethazine is an antiemetic often administered intravenously in healthcare facilities for postoperative nausea and vomiting. Due to potential adverse events that may result with intravenous push administration, some safety-minded healthcare facilities have elected to use alternative methods of administration. One such method is the intravenous piggyback (IVPB). However, limited stability data exist for promethazine in intravenous solutions.

OBJECTIVE: To analyze the stability over time of promethazine dissolved in commonly used intravenous infusion fluids when exposed to various light and temperature conditions.

PROPOSED METHODS: Promethazine will be formulated into IVPB bags of normal saline, dextrose 5% in water and Lactated ...


Protecting The Skin Of Older Adults Through Surveillance And Pressure Ulcer Prevention Beginning In Emergency Services, Jennifer L. Zoeteman 2014 Grand Valley State University

Protecting The Skin Of Older Adults Through Surveillance And Pressure Ulcer Prevention Beginning In Emergency Services, Jennifer L. Zoeteman

Doctoral Dissertations

ED (emergency department) personnel are admitting to inpatient services increasing numbers of elderly clients who are at risk for skin breakdown. The ED environment is designed for short term care in response to emergent situations. Pressure related injuries originating in the ED lead to both physical suffering and financial burdens. Pressure relief strategies have been actively employed on an inpatient basis without translation to the ED environment. Evidence for best practice in PUP (pressure ulcer prevention) in the ED is not widely embraced. Prevention of PUs is primarily within the scope of nursing practice and amenable to improvements in the ...


Coronary Heart Disease Prevention With A Focus On Diet Modifications In Female College Students At A Local Community College, Traci N. Spitzmiller 2014 Cedarville University

Coronary Heart Disease Prevention With A Focus On Diet Modifications In Female College Students At A Local Community College, Traci N. Spitzmiller

Master of Science in Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Projects

In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in women. The most common and deadly form of cardiovascular disease is coronary heart disease (CHD). Many coronary heart preventive education awareness programs focus on the adult women population (40 years old >). By that time, many previous lifestyle choices such as poor dietary choices have contributed to the development of risk factors for developing CHD. Young college women (18-24 years old) have the ability to implement healthy diet choices, which in turn will help to decrease their risk for CHD development. Sinclair Community College is located in ...


Meaningful Recognition In A Healthy Work Environment For Nurse Engagement In A Critical Care Setting, Ann Rachel Willingham 2014 Kennesaw State University

Meaningful Recognition In A Healthy Work Environment For Nurse Engagement In A Critical Care Setting, Ann Rachel Willingham

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Purpose: To examine which types of recognition are most meaningful to critical care nurses and study the relationships of meaningful recognition with a healthy work environment and nurse engagement.

Design: A descriptive, correlational design was used for this research study.

Methods: Two hundred-two critical care nurses from an urban, teaching hospital in the southeastern US were invited to participate in the study. Data collection occurred in September and October 2014.

Results: Nurses report the most meaningful recognition is salary and schedule. However, the remaining four subscales of recognition were rated at a level between moderate and considerable and should be ...


The Role Of Preceptorship And Group Cohesion On Newly Licensed Registered Nurses' Satisfaction And Intent To Stay, Sarah Michelle Bontrager 2014 Kennesaw State University

The Role Of Preceptorship And Group Cohesion On Newly Licensed Registered Nurses' Satisfaction And Intent To Stay, Sarah Michelle Bontrager

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

Purpose: The purpose of the study was to understand how preceptor role effectiveness and group cohesion play a role with nursing satisfaction and intent to stay among newly licensed registered nurses.

Design: A descriptive, prospective, cross-sectional design was used.

Methods: The newly licensed registered nurse cohorts of a local healthcare system were polled within their first year of practice. The community healthcare system serves five local hospitals and meetings were held at a neutral educational center. A demographic survey as well as surveys on preceptor role effectiveness, perceptions of group cohesion, nursing satisfaction, and intent to stay were used.

Results ...


What Do Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Experience In Receiving Care In Appalachia, Brittany L. Thomas 2014 East Tennessee State University

What Do Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Experience In Receiving Care In Appalachia, Brittany L. Thomas

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This qualitative research study explores what veterans living in the Appalachian region experience in receiving care for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder through personal interviews. These interviews will give insight into how veterans in Appalachia perceive their care through specific questions pertaining to healthcare for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

A convenient sample of veterans attending the specific study site was used for this study. An email, which contained information about the background and nature of the study was used for participant recruitment of veterans. In addition, flyers with the same information were posted throughout the study site. This study will highlight specific details ...


Chhs December 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University 2014 Western Kentucky University

Chhs December 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services, Western Kentucky University

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


Determining Patient Activation Levels Among Patients Who Are Receiving Rehabilitation Services In A Rehabilitation Or Long-Term Care Facility, Danielle S. Vittatoe 2014 East Tennessee State University

Determining Patient Activation Levels Among Patients Who Are Receiving Rehabilitation Services In A Rehabilitation Or Long-Term Care Facility, Danielle S. Vittatoe

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Research shows that one of the major contributors for an extended stay in a long-term care facility is lack of knowledge regarding goals for rehabilitation after being discharged from an acute care facility. It is important to determine patients’ levels of engagement because individuals who are actively involved in discharge planning and rehabilitation goals are able to manage their ongoing care more effectively, which results in increased quality of life. The data was collected using a survey method and the instrument used was the Patient Activation Measure or PAM which is a highly accurate and reliable tool. The 22 question ...


Perceptions Of Residential Elders Following Facilitated Advance Care Planning, Teresa M. Boersma 2014 Grand Valley State University

Perceptions Of Residential Elders Following Facilitated Advance Care Planning, Teresa M. Boersma

Doctoral Dissertations

The purpose of this project was to explore the perceptions of residential elders following a facilitated advance care planning (ACP) conversation. While literature is available regarding ACP and advance directives (ADs), there is minimal knowledge of first hand experiences from those who complete ACP and live in a residential or retirement community. Five residents of a retirement community who participated in facilitated ACP conversations also participated in a focus group interview to explore their perceptions of facilitators of and barriers to ACP and completing an AD. The interview was audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. Then the transcript was reviewed for ...


An Evidence-Based Evaluation Of Medication Barcode Scanning Acceptance In A Community Hospital, Marie M. VanderKooi 2014 Grand Valley State University

An Evidence-Based Evaluation Of Medication Barcode Scanning Acceptance In A Community Hospital, Marie M. Vanderkooi

Doctoral Dissertations

Barcode scanning during medication administration is a powerful tool to prevent errors and support patient safety. In spite of the significant patient safety benefits, there is a lack of adoption and acceptance of barcode scanning. The purpose of this project was to implement an evidence-based assessment, utilizing a survey instrument based on the technology acceptance model, to understand adoption and acceptance of barcode scanning at a community hospital. Forty-four people, 38 nurses and 8 respiratory therapists, participated in the survey. Data analyses were performed using descriptive statistics, Kruskal-Wallis, Mann-Whitney U, and Spearman's rho tests. The subscales for the intention ...


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