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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 ...


In The Postoperative Cardiothoracic Surgical Patient Being Mechanically Ventilated, Is There A Difference In Outcomes When Comparing Sedation With Dexmedetomidine Versus Propofol?, Benjamin Heinrich Riebesel 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

In The Postoperative Cardiothoracic Surgical Patient Being Mechanically Ventilated, Is There A Difference In Outcomes When Comparing Sedation With Dexmedetomidine Versus Propofol?, Benjamin Heinrich Riebesel

Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects

Patients undergoing a cardiothoracic operation typically require mechanical ventilation in the postoperative phase. Each year approximately 395,000 of these operations are performed in the United States alone. As many as 10% of these patients require reoperation within the first few hours of recovery due to complications (Barash & Cullen, 2013). This comprehensive review of the literature was performed to determine whether postoperative sedation with dexmedetomidine leads to better patient outcomes than sedation with propofol. Inclusion criteria included publications written in the English language, articles available in full text, articles written within the last 10 years, and publications with a focus ...


Pre-Admission Predictors Of Student Success In A Baccalaureate Of Science In Nursing Program, Mary Bennett 2016 Western Kentucky University

Pre-Admission Predictors Of Student Success In A Baccalaureate Of Science In Nursing Program, Mary Bennett

Nursing Faculty Publications

Attrition can be a serious problem for nursing programs and students. Loss of students during a nursing program or through NCLEX failure is a waste of resources and results in inefficiency in the production of nurses for the workforce. Using data from 341 students admitted over a three-year period, the goal of this study was to determine which factors best predicted student success in a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. These factors were then used to develop an admission formula which was tested retroactively to determine its ability to differentiate between successful and non-successful students. Authors defined student ...


The Lived Experience Of Fathers With Advanced Cancer, Maria Mowassee 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Lived Experience Of Fathers With Advanced Cancer, Maria Mowassee

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Historically, fathers have been neglected as a research population in the nursing and oncology literature. This was in relation to their role being viewed as a disciplinarian and breadwinner instead of a nurturer. Fast-forward to modern day society, their role has evolved into a more involved parent that is necessary for their child’s development and well-being. The literature has also evolved and in recent years, this population has been gaining recognition and it is of great importance to understand their role, perception, and concerns as it pertains to being involved fathers. Therefore, when considering fathers with advanced cancer when ...


Providing Care For Many In The Context Of Few Resources: Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout And Moral Distress Experienced By Healthcare Providers In Rural Uganda, Lauren Michelle Dewey 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Providing Care For Many In The Context Of Few Resources: Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout And Moral Distress Experienced By Healthcare Providers In Rural Uganda, Lauren Michelle Dewey

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In the context of the global nursing shortage, and particularly in low-resource settings, nurses are at an increased risk for work-related stress problems like secondary traumatic stress (STS), burnout, and moral distress. These three work-related mental health consequences, sometimes associated with absenteeism and intent to leave the profession, could potentially contribute further to the shortage of nurses. This two-part study is a longitudinal examination of the work-related mental health consequences experienced by healthcare providers in rural Uganda. In Study 1, participants (n=208; 159 students and 49 experienced health workers) completed self-report, psychosocial measures at baseline and 134 of the ...


Depression And Anxiety One Month After Stroke, Cha-Nam Shin, Mo-Kyung Sin, Eunice Lee, Jongwon Lee, KYUNGEH AN, Jeongha Sim 2016 Arizona State University

Depression And Anxiety One Month After Stroke, Cha-Nam Shin, Mo-Kyung Sin, Eunice Lee, Jongwon Lee, Kyungeh An, Jeongha Sim

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Depression and anxiety after stroke negatively affect patient outcomes; however, health care professionals may overlook poststroke depression and anxiety while they focus on the physical disabilities of patients soon after a stroke. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and predictors of depression, anxiety, or both concurrently at one month after stroke. We conducted a cross-sectional, descriptive study in a sample of 231 hospitalized patients with ischemic stroke in Korea. Data were collected by interviews using a series of structured questionnaires in addition to clinical data retrieved from patients’ medical records. More than 70% were identified as ...


Training New Mothers In Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Cpr), Gavin C. Barr Jr. MD, Marna R. Greenberg DO, MPH, FACEP, Valerie Rupp RN, BSN, Charles C. Worrilow MD, Katie Fredericks, Anne Marie Crown, John Reed RRT 2016 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Training New Mothers In Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Cpr), Gavin C. Barr Jr. Md, Marna R. Greenberg Do, Mph, Facep, Valerie Rupp Rn, Bsn, Charles C. Worrilow Md, Katie Fredericks, Anne Marie Crown, John Reed Rrt

Charles Worrilow, MD.

No abstract provided.


Is Adherence Therapy An Effective Adjunct Treatment For Patients With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders? A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Richard Gray, Daniel Bressington, Ada Ivanecka, Sheila Hardy, Martin Jones, Michael Schulz, Suparpit von Bormann, Jacquie White, Kathryn H. Anderson, Wai-Tong Chien 2016 University of South Australia

Is Adherence Therapy An Effective Adjunct Treatment For Patients With Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders? A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, Richard Gray, Daniel Bressington, Ada Ivanecka, Sheila Hardy, Martin Jones, Michael Schulz, Suparpit Von Bormann, Jacquie White, Kathryn H. Anderson, Wai-Tong Chien

Kathryn H. Anderson

Background: Poor adherence to medication in schizophrenia spectrum disorders leads to inadequate symptom control. Adherence therapy (AT) is an intervention that seeks to reduce patients’ psychiatric symptoms by enhancing treatment adherence. We aimed to systematically review the trial evidence of the effectiveness of AT on improving clinical outcomes in these patients.

Method: Systematic review and meta-analysis of published RCTs. We included studies testing AT as an adjunct intervention against treatment as usual or a comparator intervention in the general adult psychiatric population. The primary outcome of interest was improvement in psychiatric symptoms.

Results: We included six studies testing AT in ...


International Family Nursing Association: Family Nursing Practice Survey Findings, Kathryn H. Anderson 2016 Georgia Southern University

International Family Nursing Association: Family Nursing Practice Survey Findings, Kathryn H. Anderson

Kathryn H. Anderson

No abstract provided.


Prediction Of Vo2 Peak Using Sub-Maximum Bench Step Test In Children, Robert V. Topp, Dean E. Jacks, Justin B. Moore 2016 Marquette University

Prediction Of Vo2 Peak Using Sub-Maximum Bench Step Test In Children, Robert V. Topp, Dean E. Jacks, Justin B. Moore

Justin B. Moore

The purpose of this study was to develop a valid prediction of maximal oxygen uptake from data collected during a submaximum bench stepping test among children ages 8-12 years. Twentyseven active subjects (16 male and 11 female), weight 36.1 kg, height 144.4 cm and VO2 47.4 ± 7.9 ml/kg/min participated. Subjects completed a maximal oxygen consumption test with analysis of expired air and a submaximal bench stepping test. A formula to predict VO2max was developed from height, resting heart rate and heart rate response during the submaximum bench stepping test. This formula accounted for 71 ...


The Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide: Reliability And Validity For Use In Education And Practice, June Andrews Horowitz,, Elizabeth T. Speakman, EdD, RN, FNAP, ANEF, Shoshana Sicks, MEd 2016 PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

The Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide: Reliability And Validity For Use In Education And Practice, June Andrews Horowitz,, Elizabeth T. Speakman, Edd, Rn, Fnap, Anef, Shoshana Sicks, Med

Department of Nursing Posters

Background & Purpose

  • Interprofessional education (IPE) is fast becoming an integral part of the education of health professions students. To meet this aim, it is important to provide students with the skills needed for interprofessional success, but also to use reliable and valid measures to help students and clinicians to recognize characteristics of well-functioning teams.
  • The Jefferson Teamwork Observation Guide (JTOG) was created for health professions students to evaluate teams in action by rating behaviors indicative of good team work.
  • The JTOG, mapped to the 2011 Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel (IPEC) core competencies, was developed over two years to help ...


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 ...


A Follower - Centric Model: Predictors Of Job Satisfaction And Perception Of Leader Effectiveness In Lebanese Registered Nurses, Rana S. Abdel Malak 2016 University of Texas at Tyler

A Follower - Centric Model: Predictors Of Job Satisfaction And Perception Of Leader Effectiveness In Lebanese Registered Nurses, Rana S. Abdel Malak

Nursing Theses and Dissertations

Leaders and their followers share the work environment; they live the same challenges, and face the same problems (Baker, 2007; Uhl-Bien et al., 2014). However, in nursing little is known about the effect of the quality of the manager – follower relationship and work engagement in formulating a follower’s perception of leadership and its impact on job satisfaction. In a country such as Lebanon that has the eighth lowest nurse density in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) and suffers from excessive nurse migration and low nurse satisfaction and retention rates (El-Jardali, Dimassi, Dumit, Jamal, & Mouro, 2009) understanding the factors influencing ...


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