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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 ...


The Effects Of Continuous Insulin Pump Therapy On Glycemic Control In Pregnant Type 1 Diabetics, Kimberly Kelsey 2017 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Continuous Insulin Pump Therapy On Glycemic Control In Pregnant Type 1 Diabetics, Kimberly Kelsey

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Type 1 Diabetics have various ways of managing their diabetes that have been studied for their effectiveness. Pregnancy in the Type 1 Diabetic has been understudied. It is known that Diabetics in general have poorer pregnancy outcomes because of poor glycemic control. This coupled with the fact that the body needs 3-4 times more insulin as pregnancy comes to an end makes managing blood glucose levels challenging for diabetics (Lowdermilk, 2016, p. 689). For the Type 1 Diabetic, there are two main ways to control diabetes: multiple daily injections using at least two type of insulin and continuous subcutaneous insulin ...


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.


Women Experiences Of Using External Breast Prosthesis After Mastectomy., Zohra Asif Jetha, Raisa B. Gul, Sharifa Bashir Lalani 2017 Aga Khan University

Women Experiences Of Using External Breast Prosthesis After Mastectomy., Zohra Asif Jetha, Raisa B. Gul, Sharifa Bashir Lalani

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Objective:

The aim of this study was to identify the experiences of breast cancer patients using external breast prostheses (EBP) in the context of the Pakistani society.

Methods:

A qualitative descriptive exploratory design was used in the study. In-depth individual interviews were conducted with 15 postmastectomy women using EBP. A semi-structured interview guide with open-ended questions was used for the interviews. The analysis of the data was organized into four categories according to the study questions including reasons for using EBP, feeling about EBP, challenges for using EBP, and coping with lost breast. Each category was further divided into subcategories ...


Creating An Optimal Clinical Learning Environment For Undergraduate Nursing Students: Preceptors’ Views, Negishi Mayumi 2017 Oregon Health & Science University

Creating An Optimal Clinical Learning Environment For Undergraduate Nursing Students: Preceptors’ Views, Negishi Mayumi

Scholar Archive

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Sarcopenic Obesity In Older Female Cancer Survivors And The Association With Physical Fitness And Function, Daniel Mick 2017 Oregon Health & Science University

Sarcopenic Obesity In Older Female Cancer Survivors And The Association With Physical Fitness And Function, Daniel Mick

Scholar Archive

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Gadgets And Grieving: A Chronological Analysis On The Ways In Which Advancements In Medical Technologies Have Altered The Grieving Process, Grace McNair 2017 Abilene Christian University

Gadgets And Grieving: A Chronological Analysis On The Ways In Which Advancements In Medical Technologies Have Altered The Grieving Process, Grace Mcnair

Dialogue & Nexus

Since the 1940s, both end-of-life care and advancements in medical technologies have expanded exponentially. This article explores the advancements in medical technologies and how these have altered the way that Western society grieves death. With the capabilities to prolong life, the family, the patient, and the medical team, all grieve the end of life in different ways. This article provides a chronological analysis of palliative care, hospice care, and various medical advancements. These changes in medicine are then paralleled with alterations in the bereavement process. This article explores historical narratives of Western society’s transformation of grief through the lens ...


Improving Primary Care With Human-Centered Design And Partnership-Based Leadership, May-Lynn Andresen, Teddie M. Potter 2017 Quality in Health Care Advisory Group

Improving Primary Care With Human-Centered Design And Partnership-Based Leadership, May-Lynn Andresen, Teddie M. Potter

Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

Objective: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to empower and activate first-line staff (FLS) to improve the six-month depression remission rate in a primary care clinic.

Background: Lack of workforce engagement has been identified as an emerging national problem in health care and health care leaders have urged practice redesign to foster the Triple Aim of improved population health, improved care experience, and reduced cost of care (Berwick et al., 2008). Depression is difficult to manage and often exacerbates chronic illnesses and shortens lifespans, yet despite known effective treatments, six-month remission rates are low and care practices are ...


Concept Development Of "Compassion Fatigue" In Clinical Nurses: Application Of Schwartz-Barcott And Kim's Hybrid Model, Mahdieh Sabery, Meimanat Hosseini, Mansoureh Zagheri Tafreshi, Jamileh Mohtashami, Abbas Ebadi 2017 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences

Concept Development Of "Compassion Fatigue" In Clinical Nurses: Application Of Schwartz-Barcott And Kim's Hybrid Model, Mahdieh Sabery, Meimanat Hosseini, Mansoureh Zagheri Tafreshi, Jamileh Mohtashami, Abbas Ebadi

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Compassion fatigue is not a new concept in nursing; yet, it is not well known and there is no fixed clear definition of the term. The ambiguity surrounding how to define compassion fatigue has challenged its measurement and evaluation. Thus, any attempt to determine attributes of this underdeveloped concept and studying it in a new socio-cultural context requires concept development. The purpose of this study is to clarify the concept of compassion fatigue through concept development and to produce a vivid and tentative definition of this concept in clinical practice.

Concept development was conducted using a three-step hybrid concept analysis ...


Reducing Warfarin Adr’S With A Nurse Led Anticoagulation Clinic: A New Model Of Patient Care, Michael Salinero, Tina Hyman 2017 South Miami Hospital

Reducing Warfarin Adr’S With A Nurse Led Anticoagulation Clinic: A New Model Of Patient Care, Michael Salinero, Tina Hyman

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Introduction: Warfarin was the leading cause of drug related adverse events at South Miami Hospital, which resulted in 27 hospital admissions in a year. A retrospective chart review revealed that patients were being discharged without a clear plan for follow up and management. Having optimal outcomes as a result of Warfarin therapy depends on maintaining the INR (International Normalized Ratio) in its range. In order to do so, high-quality anticoagulation management (HQACM) is required.

Methods: In response to the increased in Warfarin toxicity hospital admissions and community physician’s concern regarding anticoagulation safety, an interdisciplinary team was formed to address ...


Risk Factors For Pressure Injuries Among Critical Care Patients: A Systematic Review, Jenny Alderden, June Rondinelli, Ginette Pepper, Mollie Cummins, JoAnne Whitney 2017 Boise State University

Risk Factors For Pressure Injuries Among Critical Care Patients: A Systematic Review, Jenny Alderden, June Rondinelli, Ginette Pepper, Mollie Cummins, Joanne Whitney

Jenny Alderden

Objective: To identify risk factors independently predictive of pressure injury (also known as pressure ulcer) development among critical-care patients.

Design: We undertook a systematic review of primary research based on standardized criteria set forth by the Institute of Medicine.

Data sources: We searched the following databases: CINAHL (EBSCOhost), the Cochrane Library (Wilson), Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest), PubMed (National Library of Medicine), and Scopus. There was no language restriction.

Method: A research librarian coordinated the search strategy. Articles that potentially met inclusion criteria were screened by two investigators. Among the articles that met selection criteria, one investigator extracted data and a ...


African American Men's Prostate Cancer Knowledge And Self-Efficacy For Informed Decision-Making: A Mixed Methods Study, Dionne J. Jones-Dendy PhD 2017 University of Texas at Tyler

African American Men's Prostate Cancer Knowledge And Self-Efficacy For Informed Decision-Making: A Mixed Methods Study, Dionne J. Jones-Dendy Phd

Nursing Theses and Dissertations

A mixed methods study was conducted whereby, the quantitative portion has a randomized control design, in an urban Delaware community to examine the effectiveness of an educational intervention, which included the testimony of an African American (AA) prostate cancer survivor on AA men’s (n=98) prostate cancer knowledge and self-efficacy for informed decision making. Guided by Bandura’s Social Cognitive theory, participants’ prostate cancer knowledge measured by PROCASE and for self-efficacy measured by the Prostate Cancer Screening Self-efficacy scale, were evaluated before and following viewing of the American Cancer Society’s prostate cancer video. Participants randomized to the intervention ...


Education Program Using Non-Pharmacologic Support During Benzodiazepine Reduction In Patients With Anxiety Disorders, Kelly D. Kearney, Diane Wardell 2017 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Education Program Using Non-Pharmacologic Support During Benzodiazepine Reduction In Patients With Anxiety Disorders, Kelly D. Kearney, Diane Wardell

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

A private mental health clinic developed an initiative to aid patients with anxiety disorders to taper their use of benzodiazepines. Based on best practices, a treatment protocol was developed in which patients attended 4 sessions (1 per month) in which they combined instruction in non-pharmaceutical anti-anxiety techniques (guided imagery, mindfulness meditation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, exercise, emotional freedom) with cognitive behavioral therapy and use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Participants experienced a reduction in benzodiazepine use. This small-scale initiative showed that the holistic approach to anxiety management was an effective plan to decrease the use of benzodiazepines in the ...


The Supervision Of School Nurses In New Jersey: Parallel Needs, Actions, And Impacts On Student Care, Lee-Ann Halbert 2017 Rowan University

The Supervision Of School Nurses In New Jersey: Parallel Needs, Actions, And Impacts On Student Care, Lee-Ann Halbert

Theses and Dissertations

New Jersey Certified School Nurses (NJ-CSNs) practice in an environment of parallel needs and actions where the primary goal is the education of the students in the building, yet the health and safety of each student are paramount. The research presented here evaluates how the supervision provided to the NJ-CSNs affects their clinical practice and other areas of decision-making in the school setting. This mixed methods research study of 557 NJ-CSNs reveals that school nurses who are supervised by an educator whose background includes being a registered nurse are better able to provide the optimal support for the nurses, and ...


Hypertonic Saline Versus Mannitol To Improve Brain Relaxation In Craniotomy: A Case Study, Morgan Cornell 2017 University of New England

Hypertonic Saline Versus Mannitol To Improve Brain Relaxation In Craniotomy: A Case Study, Morgan Cornell

Nurse Anesthesia Capstones

In neurosurgical procedures, including craniotomy for tumor, neurosurgeons often require a reduction of brain swelling to optimally perform the surgery. The reduction of brain swelling is termed brain relaxation. The anesthesia professional can accomplish brain relaxation using multiple techniques. One such technique is the infusion of certain intravenous fluids to change the osmotic pressure within the cranial vault thereby reducing brain edema (Jaffe, 2014). Highly osmolar fluids such as mannitol and hypertonic saline can be infused to decrease brain edema. Currently, mannitol remains the gold standard for medical treatment of intracranial pressure in neurosurgical procedures (Marko, 2012). This review seeks ...


The Impact Of Intraoperative Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy, Marc Yacovone 2017 University of New England

The Impact Of Intraoperative Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy, Marc Yacovone

Nurse Anesthesia Capstones

Anesthetists provide intra-operative fluid therapy by utilizing a variety of different methods. Deciding on the appropriate method is multifaceted, and the choice of method is a determinate of safe and effective outcomes. Camach-Navarro et al. (2015) determined that postoperative complications are linked to either giving too much or too little fluid. Unfortunately, the deleterious effects of improper fluid therapy are often overlooked.

Minor surgical procedures which result in little to no blood loss, often lead to positive outcomes using the fixed volume calculation approach to fluid therapy. However, when major surgical procedures are performed on sick patients a fluid management ...


Regional Anesthesia And Breast Cancer Recurrence, Michael Dunnington 2017 University of New England

Regional Anesthesia And Breast Cancer Recurrence, Michael Dunnington

Nurse Anesthesia Capstones

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women in the United States, and surgical resection is the definitive treatment. However, cancer recurrence and metastasis remains a concern for the lifetime of the patients affected. Therefore, much interest has been focused on how anesthetic technique may impact the rates of cancer recurrence and metastasis following breast cancer surgery. In this review, the potential for regional analgesia to reduce the recurrence rate of breast cancer post-operatively is discussed. Supporting evidence from multiple studies is presented, along with a discussion of potential areas of future research that is needed. At ...


Neurotoxic Effects Of Anesthesia On The Developing Brain, Nicole Hachey 2017 University of New England

Neurotoxic Effects Of Anesthesia On The Developing Brain, Nicole Hachey

Nurse Anesthesia Capstones

Each year, thousands of neonates receive anesthesia and/or sedation for various surgical procedures. With advancements in neonatal care and surgical techniques, the number of infants receiving anesthesia globally will continue to increase. A relatively large and growing body of literature suggests that exposure to general anesthetics can be detrimental to the developing brain. Based upon various animal studies, it is thought that exposure of the immature brain to anesthetic agents may result in apoptosis, neurodegeneration and ultimately long-term cognitive deficiencies (Walters & Paule, 2016). This information presents a dilemma for practitioners when caring for a neonate requiring a surgical procedure ...


Thoracic Epidural Versus Continuous Intercostal Catheter For Patients Undergoing Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (Vats), Brittany Guilmet 2017 University of New England

Thoracic Epidural Versus Continuous Intercostal Catheter For Patients Undergoing Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (Vats), Brittany Guilmet

Nurse Anesthesia Capstones

Advances in technology have pushed many practitioners towards the implementation of minimally invasive surgery. Many different specialties have rapidly adopted this new approach and patient outcomes have improved as a result of this transition. One specialty, thoracic surgery, has evolved with this change through the development of video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Despite improved patient outcomes, thoracic surgery remains one of the most painful procedures that a patient can endure. Although there are many different analgesic modalities available, the gold standard for post-operative analgesia in this patient population remains unknown. The aim of this literature review is to compare the ...


The Role Of Platelet Rich Plasma In Pain Management And Decrease In Opioid Use, Sara Cunha 2017 University of New England

The Role Of Platelet Rich Plasma In Pain Management And Decrease In Opioid Use, Sara Cunha

Nurse Anesthesia Capstones

Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, has become increasingly popular for the treatment of orthopedic injuries and symptomatic pain that results from such injuries. By promoting a localized inflammatory response, PRP injections increase blood flow to the injured area and expedite the healing process, thereby leading to pain relief. PRP has the potential to be a key player in the future of pain management. However, current evidence of the impact of PRP on pain relief is controversial. This paper aims to review the most current randomized controlled trials evaluating the efficacy of PRP in pain relief in a variety of ...


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