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Pathophysiology, Lee Ellen Kirkhorn, Jacquelyn Banasik 2016 IPFW

Pathophysiology, Lee Ellen Kirkhorn, Jacquelyn Banasik

Lee Ellen C Kirkhorn

No abstract provided.


Approach To Safety Improvement: Focusing On Better Care (Fall Prevention In Medical Surgical/Intermediate Care Unit), Jose Fox Caballes Jr 2016 University of San Francisco

Approach To Safety Improvement: Focusing On Better Care (Fall Prevention In Medical Surgical/Intermediate Care Unit), Jose Fox Caballes Jr

Master's Projects

Patient safety is one of the major concern of any healthcare provider during their patient’s hospital stay. This project addressed the steady trend of fall incidences compared to last fiscal years’ data of an average of 4 falls per month. This trend created urgency to envisioned a plan for solutions to prevent this circumstance from happening. This Clinical Nurse Leader led a project in creating a process in identifying all patients that are high risk to fall (HRTF) prior to their admittance or transfer to Medical Surgical/Intermediate Care Unit and throughout their hospital stay until they are discharged ...


Ihss: Repackaging Consumer Information, Deloras N. Puran 2016 University of San Francisco

Ihss: Repackaging Consumer Information, Deloras N. Puran

Master's Projects

Currently, qualified Californians with disabilities and aging individuals can receive consumer-directed care through the IHSS program. Despite the strong demand for the program, new consumers are still struggling to begin their service after enrollment.

This study assisted San Francisco In Home Supportive Services Public Authority to understand how new consumers can navigate the IHSS program services after enrollment. Focus group and semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted to gather feedback from consumers regarding what type of information would they need after enrollment, and how would they want to receive the information. Based on the feedback, written and virtual deliverables were designed ...


Kinder Ready: Exploring The Role Of Technology In Promoting School Readiness Among Low-Income Parents In A Clinic-Based Setting, Brenda Lu 2016 University of San Francisco

Kinder Ready: Exploring The Role Of Technology In Promoting School Readiness Among Low-Income Parents In A Clinic-Based Setting, Brenda Lu

Master's Projects

The Stanford Pediatric Advocacy Program advocates to improve the health status of children in Silicon Valley and the surrounding community. This summer, I worked on a project called Kinder Ready, with the goal of evaluating the feasibility of technology use in promoting school readiness in children ages zero to five. We used a variety of qualitative research methods, including focus groups, one-on-one interviews, and surveys to collect feedback from the community on what their children need to transition into schools. Our local participatory research approach has paved the way for many new partnerships with local organizations, while strengthening existing ones ...


Reducing Annual Emergency Department Visits Through Improved Asthma Discharge Teaching, Alvin R. Walters 2016 University of San Francisco

Reducing Annual Emergency Department Visits Through Improved Asthma Discharge Teaching, Alvin R. Walters

Master's Projects

Asthma is the most common pediatric condition in the United States, and a child's home environment plays an impactful role in the triggering of asthma exacerbations (Harper et al., 2015). Current emergency department (ED) ideology focuses on symptoms management, with little time spent on education, and virtually no attention paid to the home environment. Evidence shows that programs which incorporate home environmental assessments into asthma patient education produce a reduction in annual ED visits, fewer missed school days, decreased use of rescue medications, and improvements in quality of life (Gruber K.J., et al, 2016, Hollenbach J.P. & Cloutier ...


Sbar, Communication, And Patient Safety: An Integrated Literature Review, Kathryn R. Stewart 2016 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Sbar, Communication, And Patient Safety: An Integrated Literature Review, Kathryn R. Stewart

Honors Theses

Communication errors are a common cause of adverse patient safety events in the healthcare field. The Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) communication tool was introduced in 2002 to guide the communication of critical patient-care information. The purpose of this integrated literature review was to determine how the use of the SBAR tool during handoff of critical information affects communication between healthcare providers and patient safety. An integrated literature review approach was chosen due to the varying methodologies and multiple variables that have been used in the study of SBAR. The combined search terms of “SBAR”, “Communication”, and “Patient Safety” were entered into PubMed ...


The Changing Role Of Nursing: Opportunities For Nurse-Led Services For The Management Of Chronic Disease And Diabetes In The Uae, Sharon Brownie 2016 Aga Khan University

The Changing Role Of Nursing: Opportunities For Nurse-Led Services For The Management Of Chronic Disease And Diabetes In The Uae, Sharon Brownie

Sharon Brownie

There is little debate that current and future healthcare is, and will continue to be, dominated by the prevention and management of increasingly complex chronic health disease; the UAE is no exception. Preventive and disease management services directed at groups and individuals at risk of unfavourable health outcomes are core to the make-up of an effective health system. The burden of noncommunicable, chronic and diabetes-related diseases places a heavy strain on health service cost and service delivery requirements. The UAE is faced with the challenge of identifying and developing effective strategies for the prevention and management of the burgeoning prevalence ...


Exercise Physiologists: Essential Players In Interdisciplinary Teams For Noncommunicable Chronic Disease Management, E sme J. Soan, Steven J. Street, Sharon Brownie, Andrew P. Hills 2016 Mater Mothers’ Hospital

Exercise Physiologists: Essential Players In Interdisciplinary Teams For Noncommunicable Chronic Disease Management, E Sme J. Soan, Steven J. Street, Sharon Brownie, Andrew P. Hills

Sharon Brownie

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus, are a growing public health challenge in Australia, accounting for a significant and increasing cost to the health care system. Management of these chronic conditions is aided by interprofessional practice, but models of care require updating to incorporate the latest evidence-based practice. Increasing research evidence reports the benefits of physical activity and exercise on health status and the risk of inactivity to chronic disease development, yet physical activity advice is often the least comprehensive component of care. An essential but as yet underutilized player in NCD prevention and management ...


Pedagogy And Culture: An Educational Initiative In Supporting Uae Nursing Graduates Prepare For A High-Stakes Nurse Licensing Examination, Sharon Brownie, Ged Williams, Kate Barnewall, Suzanne Bishaw, Jennifer L. Cooper, Walter Robb, Neima Younis, Dawn Kuzemski 2016 Aga Khan University

Pedagogy And Culture: An Educational Initiative In Supporting Uae Nursing Graduates Prepare For A High-Stakes Nurse Licensing Examination, Sharon Brownie, Ged Williams, Kate Barnewall, Suzanne Bishaw, Jennifer L. Cooper, Walter Robb, Neima Younis, Dawn Kuzemski

Sharon Brownie

Graduates of an Abu Dhabi transnational nursing degree struggled with the mandatory national licensing examination. Poor pass rates undermine graduate career futures and impact on the workforce capacity building contributions of the partnering transnational educational providers. This paper describes how the design and delivery of an intensive examination preparation program dramatically reversed this trend. The objectives of this educational initiative involved the design, delivery and evaluation of a program that would align with cultural learning preferences and which improve the success rates of graduates attempting the national nurse licensing examination. To achieve these objectives, the program combined a range of ...


Staying Connected: Increases Scholarly Productivity Through Peer Mentorship, Melinda Hermanns 2016 The University of Texas at Tyler

Staying Connected: Increases Scholarly Productivity Through Peer Mentorship, Melinda Hermanns

Melinda Hermanns, PhD, RN, BC, CNE, PN/FCN

A presentation for the Sigma Theta Tau International 41st Biennial Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, in November, 2013.


Defining Acute Lung Disease In Children With The Oxygenation Saturation Index, Neal J. Thomas, Michele L. Shaffer, Douglas F. Willson, Mei-Chiung Shih, Martha A. Q. Curley 2016 University of Pennsylvania

Defining Acute Lung Disease In Children With The Oxygenation Saturation Index, Neal J. Thomas, Michele L. Shaffer, Douglas F. Willson, Mei-Chiung Shih, Martha A. Q. Curley

Thomas L. Shaffer

Objective: To evaluate whether a formula could be derived using oxygen saturation (Spo2) to replace Pao2 that would allow identification of children with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Definitions of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome require arterial blood gases to determine the Pao2/Fio2 ratio of 300 (acute lung injury) and 200 (acute respiratory distress syndrome).

Design: Post hoc data analysis of measurements abstracted from two prospective databases of randomized controlled trials.

Setting: Academic pediatric intensive care units.

Patients: A total of 255 children enrolled in two large prospective trials ...


Double The Outcomes: Employing Sensory Based Approaches To Improve The Quality Of Care And Reduce The Use Of Restraints On Inpatient Behavioral Health Units, Mary Ellen O'Connell RN, BSN, MSN, MBA, Jennifer P. Maloney MS, OTR/L, Stephanie Lenhart MBA, CPHQ 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Double The Outcomes: Employing Sensory Based Approaches To Improve The Quality Of Care And Reduce The Use Of Restraints On Inpatient Behavioral Health Units, Mary Ellen O'Connell Rn, Bsn, Msn, Mba, Jennifer P. Maloney Ms, Otr/L, Stephanie Lenhart Mba, Cphq

Mary Ellen O'Connell

No abstract provided.


Framing The Value Of Clinical And Field Education, Lisa Richardson MSS, LICSW, Rebecca McGill EDD, RN, Christina Anderson PT, DPT, Linda Buxell MA, OTR/L, Leah Harris OTR/L, Lisa Rovick MHSC, CO, COMT 2016 St. Catherine University - University of St. Thomas

Framing The Value Of Clinical And Field Education, Lisa Richardson Mss, Licsw, Rebecca Mcgill Edd, Rn, Christina Anderson Pt, Dpt, Linda Buxell Ma, Otr/L, Leah Harris Otr/L, Lisa Rovick Mhsc, Co, Comt

Interprofessional Papers and Writing

Community/university partnerships play a critical role in higher education. Community-based research, service learning, guest lectures, internships, and a host of other activities illustrate the shared opportunities for students, educators, practitioners, employers, and consumers, as communities and institutions collaborate to educate the future workforce and develop an informed and engaged citizenry.

Across the spectrum of health and professional disciplines, real world learning through community-based clinical/field education1 is essential to prepare practice-ready graduates. At St. Catherine University, for example, students complete over 7,000 clinical/field placements annually across multiple degrees and disciplines (see Appendix B). Without community/ university partnerships ...


Exploring The Relationship Between And Among Registered Nurses' Spiritual Well-Being, Spiritual Care Perspectives, And Their Provision Of Spiritual Care In Acute Care Settings, Barbara J. Kitchener 2016 Seton Hall University

Exploring The Relationship Between And Among Registered Nurses' Spiritual Well-Being, Spiritual Care Perspectives, And Their Provision Of Spiritual Care In Acute Care Settings, Barbara J. Kitchener

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Abstract

Despite acknowledgment that spiritual care is an essential aspect of holistic nursing care, nurses often feel ill-prepared for, uncomfortable with, and uncertain about providing spiritual care. Studies have indicated that nurses who have a strong sense of their own spiritual well-being and/or a positive perspective [attitude, value, belief] about spiritual care are more inclined to provide spiritual care to their patients. However there is a scarcity of such studies among acute care nurses. This descriptive correlational study aimed to explore relationships between and among acute care nurses’ spiritual well-being (SWB), spiritual care perspectives (SCP), and their provision of ...


The Relationships Between Health Literacy, Self-Efficacy And Readiness For Change To Health Promotion Behaviors In Urban Black Women, Millie Hepburn 2016 millie.hepburn@student.shu.edu

The Relationships Between Health Literacy, Self-Efficacy And Readiness For Change To Health Promotion Behaviors In Urban Black Women, Millie Hepburn

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Problem: Black women have been shown to experience higher rates of morbidity and mortality as a result of stroke, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and overweight or obesity than women of other races/ethnicities. The ability to avert certain health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, stroke and overweight or obesity is known to be directly related to active engagement in health promotion behaviors, yet Black women are consistently less likely to engage in these behaviors than are white women. Improved understanding of the various factors that impact individual health promotion behaviors to reduce risk, such as health literacy, self-efficacy ...


Tuning "The System": An Evaluation Or Restorative Practices In San Lorenzo School District, Amber White 2016 University of San Francisco

Tuning "The System": An Evaluation Or Restorative Practices In San Lorenzo School District, Amber White

Master's Projects

In 2013, The Director of Student Support Services for the San Lorenzo Unified School District (SLZUSD) implemented a Restorative Practices program in an effort to improve relationships on campus and decrease suspension and expulsion rates in SLZUSD. The Directors push for RP was fueled by the passing of Assembly Bill 1729 (AB-1729), when the California Education Code changed to allow for alternative disciplinary actions. States nationwide have passed bills similar to AB-1729 and allowed schools to use alternative punitive practices. Despite good natured intentions there were many faculty members who did not respond with enthusiasm and there has since been ...


Development Of A Breastfeeding Class Specifically For Working Moms, Maryleah S. Needels 2016 University of San Francisco

Development Of A Breastfeeding Class Specifically For Working Moms, Maryleah S. Needels

Master's Projects

Successfully breastfeeding mothers who are planning to return to work and remain exclusively breastfeeding their infants have a knowledge deficit as to the federal law protecting their rights along with the basic skills for pumping, storing, and bottle-feeding of breast milk. There is a significant drop in breastfeeding rates at both the 3 and 6-month marker, which coincides with maternal return to employment. After attending the Working Moms Breastfeeding Class, 100% of mothers reported an increase in knowledge surrounding the law and the CDC’s basic skills for handling pumped breast milk based on a pre/post questionnaire. Bandura’s ...


Decreasing Wait Times For New Referrals To An Outpatient Specialty Clinic, Marlene A. Evans 2016 University of San Francisco

Decreasing Wait Times For New Referrals To An Outpatient Specialty Clinic, Marlene A. Evans

Master's Projects

Abstract

New patients to an Outpatient Allergy Clinic are waiting for 60 days or more for an appointment which is of concern because of severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis, from which they could suffer.

The aim of this project was to reduce the wait time by 25 percent or 15 days for all newly referred patients to the Children’s Outpatient Allergy clinic by August 1, 2016. The clinic is affiliated with a Children’s hospital, services adults and children, and sees approximately 750 patients monthly. Many patients have been on service for years.

Implementation

The implementation included a ...


Improving Unit Dynamics: Incorporating Lead Nurse Program On A Medical-Surgical Unit, Kara Mace 2016 University of San Francisco

Improving Unit Dynamics: Incorporating Lead Nurse Program On A Medical-Surgical Unit, Kara Mace

Master's Projects

Clinical nursing leadership is now recognized as a key professional competency that will assure quality patient care and efficient work processes. The medical-surgical unit (MSU) at VA Mather has had high turnover rates and low staff satisfaction surveys for the past two years, which has led to a decline in staff morale. Lead nurses are in key positions to develop their unit staff, promote leadership development, and they are encouraged to act as role models in their practice. Change is difficult; therefore, the application of essential leadership skills is a necessary accompaniment to a change strategy in order to produce ...


Implementation Of Violence Risk Assessment Tool On In-Patient Psychiatric Unit, Manuel Alvano 2016 University of San Francisco

Implementation Of Violence Risk Assessment Tool On In-Patient Psychiatric Unit, Manuel Alvano

Master's Projects

Violence towards healthcare workers in acute care settings, particularly mental health units is increasing nationwide, causing safety and financial concerns for health care organizations. Efforts were made to decrease assaults directed towards healthcare staff on a twenty five bed adult mental health unit in a large academic university hospital. The aim of the project was to decrease assaults by twenty-five percent in six months after implementation of a Violence Risk Assessment (VRA) tool. The ultimate goal was to maintain assault rates below NDNQI. Assaults on the unit for the fourth quarter of 2015 were 2.92, NDNQI 2.05. Assaults ...


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