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How Do Black Nulliparous Women Cognitively Construct Birth?, Marianne F. Moore 2014 Texas Medical Center Library

How Do Black Nulliparous Women Cognitively Construct Birth?, Marianne F. Moore

UT SON Dissertations (Open Access)

A focused ethnography was conducted to determine the cognitive constructions about birth described by nulliparous Black women in an urban area of the Southwestern US; also, during postpartum, how do these women reconcile expectations with the actual birth? Semi-structured interviews were conducted before birth and after birth.

Women, 16 or older, 17 - 33 weeks carrying a singleton fetus and without anomalies or problems like pre-gestational diabetes, NYHA Cardiac Class III/IV, cancer, renal failure, or sickle cell anemia that eliminated vaginal birth were sequentially recruited and sampled in an affiliated ultrasound clinic. Women scheduled for an anatomy scan were approached ...


Effects Of Increasing The Use Of A Medical Emergency Team In Reducing The Occurrence Of Cardiopulmonary Arrest On The General Medical-Surgical Unit , Carol Maney, Amanda Quarles 2014 University of North Georgia

Effects Of Increasing The Use Of A Medical Emergency Team In Reducing The Occurrence Of Cardiopulmonary Arrest On The General Medical-Surgical Unit , Carol Maney, Amanda Quarles

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

The degree to which adverse events such as cardiopulmonary arrest are preventable is unclear. The implementation of Medical Emergency Teams (MET) can identify and treat patients before the patient’s condition deteriorates to the point that cardiopulmonary resuscitation is needed. The purpose of this literature review is to summarize the evidence supporting the effectiveness of Medical Emergency Teams on reducing the occurrence of cardiopulmonary arrests on general medical surgical units. Pediatric studies are excluded from this review. A literature search was performed to compare the number of cardiac arrests prior to and after the use of a Medical Emergency Team ...


Oops I Did It Again: Preventing Medication Errors Using Bcma, Daniel Justin Swanson, Melissa D. Pruitt Mrs., Elvire R. Dupoux 2014 University of North Georgia

Oops I Did It Again: Preventing Medication Errors Using Bcma, Daniel Justin Swanson, Melissa D. Pruitt Mrs., Elvire R. Dupoux

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

This is literature review of current studies to answer the question “What effect does the use of electronic scanners have on medication administration errors in hospitalized patients as compared to manual MAR methods?” Current evidence shows that errors in the medication administration step pose to be the most problematic of the entire medication process in hospital settings. It is also known that less than 2% of medication errors are intercepted and corrected at the bedside. Traditional medication administration records (MAR) using pen and paper have dominated the hospital setting for the past several decades but could be largely responsible for ...


A Walk A Day Keeps The Doctor Away: A Comparison Between Exercise Programs And Usual Care On The Various Side Effects Of Oncology Patients., Mattie E. Goss, Patrick J. Hollar 2014 University of North Georgia

A Walk A Day Keeps The Doctor Away: A Comparison Between Exercise Programs And Usual Care On The Various Side Effects Of Oncology Patients., Mattie E. Goss, Patrick J. Hollar

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

Individuals diagnosed with cancer undergo many difficult trials throughout the progression of their disease. Initially, most of these individuals experience a great deal of emotional distress with the news of a cancer diagnosis. As treatment plans begin, patients may begin to feel pain or adverse side effects related to the progression of the disease or the methods of treatment. Chemotherapy is a common modality for the treatment of cancer. Chemotherapy, while effective, causes the body to experience many adverse side effects such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, depression, and more. Most practitioners will prescribe medications to help with these symptoms. However ...


Alarm Sensors: Evaluating The Effectiveness In Reducing Elderly Inpatient Falls, Whitney D. Holman, Jenna R. Barnwell RN, Jessica E. Cantrell RN, Sabrina George RN 2014 University of North Georgia

Alarm Sensors: Evaluating The Effectiveness In Reducing Elderly Inpatient Falls, Whitney D. Holman, Jenna R. Barnwell Rn, Jessica E. Cantrell Rn, Sabrina George Rn

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

Patient falls, particularly those within the elderly population, are an ongoing issue with inpatient hospital stays. Bed and chair sensors are used to alert staff when patients are exiting in an effort to prevent falls. Since the 1940’s, inpatient falls have been the largest single occurring incident. Falls can lead to injury, which often translates into increased costs, longer lengths of stay, and poor patient outcomes. As a result, healthcare has taken aim to alleviate falls by implementing fall prevention programs which include nursing education, training, and technical support to increase the implementation of alarm sensors. The literature review ...


Promoting Client Goal Ownership In A Clinical Setting, Laura H. VanPuymbrouck OTR/L 2014 Western Michigan University

Promoting Client Goal Ownership In A Clinical Setting, Laura H. Vanpuymbrouck Otr/L

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Effective goal setting involves collaboration between the client and therapist and is an important component of occupational therapy practice. However, encouraging involvement and collaboration does not necessarily guarantee that client goals are incorporated into the treatment plan. The purpose of this innovative treatment program was to determine if providing a client with a venue for goal identification, documentation, and maintenance might impact participation and satisfaction in a day rehabilitation setting. Responses to a study satisfaction survey (Ss) were taken at baseline and immediately postintervention from the experimental (N = 11) and control (N = 10) groups and attendance rates were compared between ...


Diabetes - The Need For More Education, Sara Coker 2014 University of North Georgia

Diabetes - The Need For More Education, Sara Coker

University of North Georgia Annual Research Conference

Discussion:

In America, there is a known rise in type II diabetic patients. This is seen with the general population but also the patient population at my clinical site, Community Family Practice. This study hypothesized from initial observation at Community Family Practice there was a lack of information available to this patient population. Upon observation of patients coming in for repeated visit with lack of information to give them, it was hypothesized that a diabetic fact sheet would be beneficial to this patient population.

Objective:

The purpose of this project is to examine and develop an educational information sheet tailored ...


Long-Term Home Visiting With Vulnerable, Young Mothers: Impacts On Public Health Nurses, Anne L. Dmytryshyn 2014 McMaster University

Long-Term Home Visiting With Vulnerable, Young Mothers: Impacts On Public Health Nurses, Anne L. Dmytryshyn

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is a targeted, nurse home visitation program for young, low-income, first time mothers. While the effectiveness of the NFP has been established in the context of the US, and is currently being evaluated in the Canadian public health care system, little has been done to document how work of this nature influences or impacts public health nurses (PHNs), an essential component of this program delivery model, on both professional and personal levels. This qualitative interpretive descriptive study explored PHNs’ experiences of long-term home visiting a targeted population of young, vulnerable mothers in a Canadian NFP program ...


The Effect Of Breathable Under Pads To Decrease Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers: A Nurse Resident Project, Sara Meshino, BSN, RN, Bridget Trefz, BSN, RN 2014 Thomas Jefferson University

The Effect Of Breathable Under Pads To Decrease Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers: A Nurse Resident Project, Sara Meshino, Bsn, Rn, Bridget Trefz, Bsn, Rn

Department of Nursing papers and presentations

PURPOSE

To reduce the rate of hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU), in June 2013, a large urban academic medical center switched from non-breathable to breathable under pads for incontinent patients lying on either a standard bed (low risk patients) or low-air-loss mattress (high risk patients). Standard pressure ulcer prevention measures were maintained. Staff on two oncology units sought to determine the effectiveness of breathable vs. non-breathable under pads in reducing the rate of HAPU and UAPU.


Implementation Of A Mhealth Program Within A Homeless Population Of Young Mothers, Maureen Byrnes 2014 Seton Hall University

Implementation Of A Mhealth Program Within A Homeless Population Of Young Mothers, Maureen Byrnes

Seton Hall University Final Projects

Purpose: Despite major medical advancements and education, more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely and an estimated 28,000 infants die before their first birthday annually (www.marchofdimes.com/peristats). New Jersey’s infant mortality rate appears exemplary when compared to the United States overall infant mortality rate. Yet, New Jersey’s infant mortality rate, preterm birth rate and low birth rate by mother’s race reveal a far greater risk for infants born to a mother who is African American (www.nj.gov/health/epht/outcome.shtml). The need for innovative approaches to improving New Jersey’s maternal-infant ...


The Experience Of Having Primary Caregiving Responsibilities For An Adult Sibling With Down Syndrome, Patricia Sciscione 2014 Seton Hall University

The Experience Of Having Primary Caregiving Responsibilities For An Adult Sibling With Down Syndrome, Patricia Sciscione

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Abstract

Background: The current generation of adults with Down syndrome is living longer and is likely to outlive their parents. Siblings have been identified as the likely future caregivers for adults with Down syndrome, yet little is known about what the experience is like for those who are currently caring for their siblings. It is necessary to gain an understanding of what the service needs are for this population in order to assist sibling caregivers.

Objectives: To explore and describe the experience of being an adult who is partially or fully involved with primary caregiving responsibilities for a sibling with ...


Conference Learnings, Anne Brown RN, CPAN 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Conference Learnings, Anne Brown Rn, Cpan

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


Conference Learnings, Anne Brown RN, CPAN 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Conference Learnings, Anne Brown Rn, Cpan

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


Global Health Program: Experiences From The School Of Nursing, Michelle A. Cole, Shery Watson, Eileen Yost 2014 Sacred Heart University

Global Health Program: Experiences From The School Of Nursing, Michelle A. Cole, Shery Watson, Eileen Yost

Shery Watson

Hosted by Majid Sadigh, MD, Director of the Global Health at Danbury Hospital/WCHN. Presented by: Michelle Cole, DNP, MSN, RN; Assistant Professor/Guatemala Missions Coordinator Shery Watson, PhD(c), MSN, RN; Clinical Assistant Professor/Jamaica Missions Coordinator Eileen Yost, PhD(c), MSN, RN-C; Clinical Assistant Professor/Guatemala Missions Coordinator.


Global Health Program: Experiences From The School Of Nursing, Michelle A. Cole 2014 Sacred Heart University

Global Health Program: Experiences From The School Of Nursing, Michelle A. Cole

Michelle A. Cole

Hosted by Majid Sadigh, MD, Director of the Global Health at Danbury Hospital/WCHN. Presented by: Michelle Cole, DNP, MSN, RN; Assistant Professor/Guatemala Missions Coordinator Shery Watson, PhD(c), MSN, RN; Clinical Assistant Professor/Jamaica Missions Coordinator Eileen Yost, PhD(c), MSN, RN-C; Clinical Assistant Professor/Guatemala Missions Coordinator.


Global Health Program: Experiences From The School Of Nursing, Michelle A. Cole, Shery Watson, Eileen Yost 2014 Sacred Heart University

Global Health Program: Experiences From The School Of Nursing, Michelle A. Cole, Shery Watson, Eileen Yost

Eileen Yost

Hosted by Majid Sadigh, MD, Director of the Global Health at Danbury Hospital/WCHN. Presented by: Michelle Cole, DNP, MSN, RN; Assistant Professor/Guatemala Missions Coordinator Shery Watson, PhD(c), MSN, RN; Clinical Assistant Professor/Jamaica Missions Coordinator Eileen Yost, PhD(c), MSN, RN-C; Clinical Assistant Professor/Guatemala Missions Coordinator.


Chhs February 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 February 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.


Outcomes From Stanford Geriatric Education Center Faculty Development Program In Ethnogeriatrics’ First Cohort: Infusing Ethnogeriatric Content Into Health Professions Curricula, Sally Ellis Fletcher, Chanel Agness, Penelope Moore, Kisha O'Neal Gant, Thuan Ong, Karen Anne Wolf, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Nancy Hikoyeda 2014 Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare

Outcomes From Stanford Geriatric Education Center Faculty Development Program In Ethnogeriatrics’ First Cohort: Infusing Ethnogeriatric Content Into Health Professions Curricula, Sally Ellis Fletcher, Chanel Agness, Penelope Moore, Kisha O'Neal Gant, Thuan Ong, Karen Anne Wolf, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Nancy Hikoyeda

Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare

The Stanford Geriatric Education Center’s Faculty Development Program in Ethnogeriatrics (SGEC- FDPE) was funded by a USDHHS, Bureau of Health Professions GEC grant (No. UB4HP19049). The intensive 12-month 160-Hour SGEC-FDPE provides an innovative hybrid experience. The program focuses on ethnogeriatric teaching strategies, curriculum development, and addressing the needs of diverse older adults. The inaugural interprofessional cohort of six trainees from four disciplines: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work were mentored by SGEC faculty during the development of capstone projects that incorporate ethnogeriatric principles and tools for health professions curricula, continuing education, and patient care strategies.

Innovations and specific SGEC ...


Interprofessional Education: Focus On Health Literacy, Kacie B. Monson, Anastasia Roberts 2014 Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare

Interprofessional Education: Focus On Health Literacy, Kacie B. Monson, Anastasia Roberts

Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare

Background: Interdisciplinary collaboration among healthcare providers is essential to promote wellness and disease prevention. To develop student competency in this area, St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Goldfarb School of Nursing created an interprofessional course entitled “Indigent Populations: Focus on Health Literacy”.

Objectives: This course develops competence in patient-centered care, care coordination, and healthcare system navigation, all in the context of service to indigent populations. The course general ability outcomes are the promotion of civic engagement, encouragement of interprofessional collaboration, and improvement in oral and written communication skills.

Design: In interprofessional teams, students develop a preventative health lecture, which is ...


Using Art Therapy Techniques For Team Building In Distance Education Doctor Of Nursing Practice Student Cohorts, Brenda Helen Sheingold, Elizabeth Warson, Beverly Lunsford, Christine Pintz 2014 Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare

Using Art Therapy Techniques For Team Building In Distance Education Doctor Of Nursing Practice Student Cohorts, Brenda Helen Sheingold, Elizabeth Warson, Beverly Lunsford, Christine Pintz

Journal of Interprofessional Healthcare

Background/Introduction

Learning to work collaboratively within teams is a key aspect of the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Doctor of Nursing Practice Essentials. However, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, especially those with a distance education (DE) component, may have difficulty in helping students develop the skill of working within teams. This study describes experiences in discovering and promoting functional team dynamics within DE Doctor of Nursing Practice cohorts by introducing targeted activities during on-campus student orientation. Student and faculty satisfaction surveys suggest that staging the right combination of live team building initiatives during orientation accelerates cohort ...


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