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Student Experiences With Engagement In A Nursing And Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Sarah Koplow, Melissa Morris, Shari Rone-Adams, Heather Hettrick, Bini Litwin, Lisa B. Soontupe, Archana Vatwani 2020 Nova Southeastern University

Student Experiences With Engagement In A Nursing And Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Sarah Koplow, Melissa Morris, Shari Rone-Adams, Heather Hettrick, Bini Litwin, Lisa B. Soontupe, Archana Vatwani

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Interprofessional Education (IPE) incorporated into healthcare discipline instruction has been shown to be successful in improving the understanding perceptions of complimentary professions. The purpose of this mixed method study was to measure differences in perceptions of early Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) students and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with participation in a immersive interprofessional education experience. Method: Students completed a pre and posttest survey consisting of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale and several short answer qualitative questions. Cohorts of BSN and DPT students participated in a computerized mannequin simulation experience or a hybrid simulation. Results: Students ...


Nurses’ Evaluations Of The Feasibility And Clinical Utility Of The Use Of The Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool-Neuro In Critically Ill Brain-Injured Patients, Melissa Richard-Lalonde, Mélanie Bérubé, Virginie Williams, Francis Bernard, Darina Tsoller, Céline Gélinas 2019 McGill University

Nurses’ Evaluations Of The Feasibility And Clinical Utility Of The Use Of The Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool-Neuro In Critically Ill Brain-Injured Patients, Melissa Richard-Lalonde, Mélanie Bérubé, Virginie Williams, Francis Bernard, Darina Tsoller, Céline Gélinas

Science of Nursing and Health Practices - Science infirmière et pratiques en santé

Introduction: The Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool-Neuro (CPOT-Neuro) was derived from the original CPOT to assess pain in brain-injured patients in the adult intensive care unit (ICU). Objective: This study aimed to describe the nurses’ evaluations of the feasibility and clinical utility of the use of the French and English versions of the CPOT-Neuro in critically ill brain-injured adults. Methods: Fifty-nine ICU nurses from two university affiliated trauma centres (Montreal, Canada) were trained to use the CPOT-Neuro. Those who used it at the bedside during the study were invited to complete a self-administered questionnaire about its feasibility and clinical utility. Results ...


Preparing Healthcare Staff For Cardiac Arrest Codes In The Outpatient Clinical Setting: Code Drill Training Improves Patient Outcomes, Rowan Edwards, RN 2019 University of San Francisco

Preparing Healthcare Staff For Cardiac Arrest Codes In The Outpatient Clinical Setting: Code Drill Training Improves Patient Outcomes, Rowan Edwards, Rn

Master's Projects and Capstones

Preparing Healthcare Staff for Cardiac Arrest Codes in the Outpatient Clinical Setting: Code Drill Training Improves Patient Outcomes

The acuity of care provided in outpatient clinical settings across the United States continues to rise. It is estimated that more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital each year (AHA, 2019). For the purpose of this clinical nurse leader (CNL)-lead quality improvement project, the relevant focus is directed towards improving the knowledge, physical skills and perceptions of healthcare staff within an urgent care center (UCC) regarding the application of advanced rescue skills. It is important to note ...


An Exploration Of How Persons Requiring Hemodialysis Treatment Explain The Ways In Which Access To Transportation For Such Treatment Influences Their Overall Health., Navpreet Kamboj 2019 The University of Western Ontario

An Exploration Of How Persons Requiring Hemodialysis Treatment Explain The Ways In Which Access To Transportation For Such Treatment Influences Their Overall Health., Navpreet Kamboj

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The number of Canadians being treated for kidney failure has more than tripled in the last 20 years, making hemodialysis (HD) a more common and expensive treatment option. Individuals having in-center HD require access to transportation to and from an HD center on average three days a week for a total of six trips. Therefore, access to transportation is a vital component for sustaining the health and well-being of this population. The purpose of this interpretive descriptive qualitative study was to explore how persons requiring in-center HD treatment explain the ways in which access to transportation for such treatment influences ...


Is It Fair To Compare? A Patient And Family Experience Of Two Healthcare Systems And Neurosurgical Teams Within A Two-Week Period, Laura Miller CPXP 2019 Patient Experience Consultant

Is It Fair To Compare? A Patient And Family Experience Of Two Healthcare Systems And Neurosurgical Teams Within A Two-Week Period, Laura Miller Cpxp

Patient Experience Journal

As the mother of a 28-year-old son with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, and as a healthcare consultant focused on patient experience and professional development, I have a unique perspective and skill set. Recently he experienced symptoms that included an excruciating headache, neck pain and lethargy. Fearing his ventriculoperitoneal shunt had malfunctioned, he went to the emergency room and was later admitted on the neuro inpatient floor for a three-day hospitalization. His original shunt had been placed in 1991, and he never had an issue with until August 2018. While in the hospital, he was informed that he was no longer ...


Fathers' Experiences With Their Premature Infants Or Unhealthy Neonates, Lisa Cummings 2019 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Fathers' Experiences With Their Premature Infants Or Unhealthy Neonates, Lisa Cummings

Dissertations

Author: Lisa Cummings PhD RN

Fathers’ Experiences with Their Premature Infants or Unhealthy Neonates

Purpose and Background/Significance: Fifteen million babies worldwide are born prematurely each year, impacting a multitude of fathers. The importance of an early close father-infant relationship has been identified as central for the development of the child. Fathers influence on a child’s emotional and cognitive development and their physical well-being and health. Many times, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the initial contact environment between a father and his premature infant. Studies have shown that the NICU can be a stressful environment for parents ...


Transient Dynamics Of Infection Transmission In An Intensive Care Unit, Christopher Short, Matthew S. Mietchen, Eric T. Lofgren 2019 WSU

Transient Dynamics Of Infection Transmission In An Intensive Care Unit, Christopher Short, Matthew S. Mietchen, Eric T. Lofgren

Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research

No abstract provided.


Alyssa Nicklas's Portfolio, Alyssa Nicklas 2019 Duquesne University

Alyssa Nicklas's Portfolio, Alyssa Nicklas

Honors College Portfolios

The portfolio I have put together is a collection of various pieces that I have composed throughout my four years at Duquesne. Each of these have great importance to me and all together the collection reflects my values and interests in the nursing field. These pieces act to show how throughout my time in the nursing program I was redefining my values and growing from my experiences. From the very beginning of nursing school my professors challenged me to compose my own personal philosophy of nursing. Over the course of the four years, I was interested in various fields of ...


Safe Sleep In The Nicu, Ashley Mirabile, Barb Haney, Dianne Wilderson, Beckie Palmer, Ashley Domsch, Eugenia K. Pallotto 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital

Safe Sleep In The Nicu, Ashley Mirabile, Barb Haney, Dianne Wilderson, Beckie Palmer, Ashley Domsch, Eugenia K. Pallotto

Posters

Goal: To evaluate a staff education program on approach to improve in the rate of eligible NICU infants in safe sleep in a busy 84-bed level IV NICU.

Outcome Measures; Improve safe sleep compliance for eligible patients to 90% or greater by December 2019.

Process Measures: Audits from bedside RNs showing compliance with safe sleep.

Planned Intervention: In December of 2018 a multidisciplinary work group brainstormed and implemented best practice safe sleep education for staff and parents. September 2019 a Safe Sleep Educational Toolkit was made available for staff.

Results: Safe Sleep compliance has gone from 53% to 90% in ...


Clabsi Prevention Through Prevention Huddles And Clabsi Risk Assessment And Prevention Form In Electronic Medical Record, Tara Benton, Barb Haney, Lacey Bergerhofer, Yolanda Ballam, Kaitlyn Hoch 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital

Clabsi Prevention Through Prevention Huddles And Clabsi Risk Assessment And Prevention Form In Electronic Medical Record, Tara Benton, Barb Haney, Lacey Bergerhofer, Yolanda Ballam, Kaitlyn Hoch

Posters

Our aim is to increase the awareness of high risks for central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and decrease the CLABSI rate with the implementation of CLABSI prevention huddles and an electronic medical record (EMR) "CLABSI Risk Assessment and Prevention" form.


Improving Care Of The Small Baby, Beckie Palmer, Abdebayo Oshodi, Brandy Huitt, Kaylee Hurt, Pamela Kliethermes, Trudy Koons, Patricia Lanzer, Ashley Mirabile, Allyson Owen, Christian Anthony Schneider, Betsi Anderson, Steven Olsen 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital

Improving Care Of The Small Baby, Beckie Palmer, Abdebayo Oshodi, Brandy Huitt, Kaylee Hurt, Pamela Kliethermes, Trudy Koons, Patricia Lanzer, Ashley Mirabile, Allyson Owen, Christian Anthony Schneider, Betsi Anderson, Steven Olsen

Posters

Hierarchy of Aims:

  • Global Aim: Create a Small Baby Unit for infants admitted to our NICU that are <29 weeks at birth, in which 90% of our patients are admitted to F pod on day of admission, by March 2019
  • Interim Aim: Staff 80% of our micropremie patients with a Small Baby Team nurse from admission until >32 weeks by May 2019.
  • Sub Aim: Increase rates of developmentally appropriate care (2 person cares, kangaroo care compliance) by 50% by August 2019.


The Kanga-Croo: Nurse Resident Champions Creating Momentum For Improvement, Brett Butler, Jacob Burden, Carly Creekmore, Blair Griffin, Taylor Godemann, Taylor Hagen, Theresa Koelling, Mary Anne Kucera, Halle Magid, Makenna Miller, Monica Page, Mary Riffel, Madison Stebbins, Sarah Stokes, Skylar Suppes 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital

The Kanga-Croo: Nurse Resident Champions Creating Momentum For Improvement, Brett Butler, Jacob Burden, Carly Creekmore, Blair Griffin, Taylor Godemann, Taylor Hagen, Theresa Koelling, Mary Anne Kucera, Halle Magid, Makenna Miller, Monica Page, Mary Riffel, Madison Stebbins, Sarah Stokes, Skylar Suppes

Posters

Topic Summary:

Kangaroo Care (skin to skin care) is a parent-led, evidence-based intervention which improves outcomes in neonatal patients including: decreased apnea, increased weight gain, increased parent satisfaction and decreased length of stay.

Results:

Nurse resident team interventions to support parent engagement and remove barriers to Kangaroo Care (KC) through iterative PDSA cycles from January 2018 to July 2019 yielded positive results within a subset of ICN patients.


Opioid Abuse Among Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists In The United States: A Policy Change Proposal, Ifeoma P. Anakor 2019 University of Southern Mississippi

Opioid Abuse Among Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists In The United States: A Policy Change Proposal, Ifeoma P. Anakor

Doctoral Projects

Opioid abuse among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) is an epidemic that is growing in numbers yearly. The number of deaths from opioid abuse is also increasing. The specialty of anesthesia primarily has increased instances of opioid abuse cases (Wright et al., 2012). The reason for the increase in opioid abuse occurrences is because anesthesia providers regularly administer opioids in patient care. Opioid abuse commonly results in injury or death. While abusing, anesthesia providers are not only putting their lives in jeopardy but also the lives of their patients.

The project observed the opioid ...


Safe To Sleep In The Icn, Megan Kelly, Alexandra (Lexi) Van Noy, Molly Kruse, Megan English, Hannah Culbertson, Brianne Truitt, Ziryan Salihparkhy, Jenny McKee, Brecklyn Findley 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital

Safe To Sleep In The Icn, Megan Kelly, Alexandra (Lexi) Van Noy, Molly Kruse, Megan English, Hannah Culbertson, Brianne Truitt, Ziryan Salihparkhy, Jenny Mckee, Brecklyn Findley

Posters

The CDC states that 1,545 infants passed away from SIDS in 2014. Safe sleep includes supine, in a crib, head of bed flat, firm sleep surface, tightly fitted sheet, no loose blankets, no toys or supplies in crib with infant. It is important for nurses to model safe sleep practices in the hospital setting. Current compliance with safe sleep in the Intensive Care Nursery is 50%.

AIM Statement:

By August 1, 2019 we want to increase the compliance of modeling safe sleep behaviors for patients who qualify for safe sleep from 50% to 90% in the Intensive Care Nursery.


Lighting The Way To Ensure Safe Transition Home, Barb Haney, Ashley Mirabile, Dianne Wilderson, Beckie Palmer, Ashley Lewis, Cris Mills, Eugenia K. Pallotto 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital

Lighting The Way To Ensure Safe Transition Home, Barb Haney, Ashley Mirabile, Dianne Wilderson, Beckie Palmer, Ashley Lewis, Cris Mills, Eugenia K. Pallotto

Posters

All aspects of discharge (education, screenings, appointments, plans and home services" must be completed and appropriately communicated prior to discharge to ensure safe transition to home.

Goal: Standardize all aspects of discharge in a large, busy 84-bed Level IV NICU with >1000 admissions/year and >300 nurses, >60 NNPs, and >25 neonatologists.

  • 95% of patients with lengths of stay >3 days have all discharge planning completed prior to discharge/Parent Care Unit overnight stay


A Quality Improvement Project To Determine The Incidence And Prevalence Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Best Practice Anesthesia Guidelines, And The Incidence Of Perioperative Cardiac And Respiratory Complications After The Implementation Of The Stop-Bang Questionnaire, Bradly Diamond, Gregory Guerrier, Cody Holliman, Robert Marrero, Tyler Nelson 2019 The University of Southern Mississippi

A Quality Improvement Project To Determine The Incidence And Prevalence Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Best Practice Anesthesia Guidelines, And The Incidence Of Perioperative Cardiac And Respiratory Complications After The Implementation Of The Stop-Bang Questionnaire, Bradly Diamond, Gregory Guerrier, Cody Holliman, Robert Marrero, Tyler Nelson

Doctoral Projects

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at risk for perioperative respiratory and cardiovascular compromise (Opperer et al., 2016). Unfortunately, almost 90% of patients with moderate-to-severe OSA are not diagnosed and unaware of their disorder; however, they remain at increased perioperative risks (Singh et al., 2015). The STOP-BANG questionnaire was developed to meet the need for a reliable, concise, and efficient screening tool for OSA risk. The facility at which this project was conducted did not utilize a prescreening OSA risk tool. The facility not using a prescreening OSA risk tool is especially important because the State of Mississippi currently ...


Increasing Kangaroo Care In A New Small Baby Unit, Dianne Wilderson, Barb Haney, Ashley Mirabile, Beckie Palmer, Jenny Heltzer, Erin Keith-Chancy BSN,CCRN, Brooke Smith, Christian Anthony Schneider, Abdebayo Oshodi 2019 Children's Mercy Hospital

Increasing Kangaroo Care In A New Small Baby Unit, Dianne Wilderson, Barb Haney, Ashley Mirabile, Beckie Palmer, Jenny Heltzer, Erin Keith-Chancy Bsn,Ccrn, Brooke Smith, Christian Anthony Schneider, Abdebayo Oshodi

Posters

Project Aim: Increase the percent of eligible patients receiving kangaroo care from 19% to 30% by September 2019.

Results:

113 staff completed education

OT consults completed on all SBU patients

20 kangaroo wraps purchased

Kangaroo care rate in NICU increased from 19% (prior to SBU) to 36% (Post SBU opening).

Conclusion: Due to increased multidisciplinary awareness of importance of kangaroo care in the SBU more parents are completing kangaroo care.


Registered Nurses’ Perceptions Of The Electronic Canadian Triage And Acuity Scale In A Community Hospital, Andrea de Jong 2019 The University of Western Ontario

Registered Nurses’ Perceptions Of The Electronic Canadian Triage And Acuity Scale In A Community Hospital, Andrea De Jong

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

In 2017, several hospitals in Ontario implemented the Electronic Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (eCTAS). This new technology affects a critical area of the Emergency Department: triage. There is no research on Registered Nurses’ (RNs) perceptions of eCTAS. A quantitative non-experimental descriptive survey obtained and quantified RN perceptions of eCTAS at a hospital with a 23 bed Emergency Department. The Diffusion of Innovation Theory was used as the theoretical framework to help guide study development. Results indicate both positive and negative perceptions of eCTAS and that younger RNs are more likely to think eCTAS cues them to collect the relevant ...


Enhancing Discharge Communication For Timely Patient Discharge: A Quality Improvement Project, Maricel Hiponia 2019 The University of San Francisco

Enhancing Discharge Communication For Timely Patient Discharge: A Quality Improvement Project, Maricel Hiponia

Master's Projects and Capstones

A delay in discharge is a delay in patient care. The complexity of hospital discharge can be challenging and time-consuming in poorly coordinated discharge planning. Generally, older adults and those patients with chronic medical conditions are often met with challenges for after-care services and require more attention to discharge. Variations in discharge practice often resulted in hours, sometimes days in discharge delays with implications to cost, reduced patient satisfaction and outcomes. A well-structured team communication during rounding and bedside shift handoff has the potential to decrease discharge delays advertently increasing patient satisfaction and quality outcomes of care.


Aortic Stenosis Poster.Pptx, Katonya Lawson 2019 Otterbein University

Aortic Stenosis Poster.Pptx, Katonya Lawson

Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Aortic stenosis is the narrowing of the aortic valve secondary to calcification and fibrosis. It is the most common valve disorder and the second most frequent reason for cardiac surgery. As the elderly population increases, the number of patients presenting with aortic stenosis will increase. RNs and APRNs need to be aware of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of aortic stenosis because the disease can progress quickly and be fatal if mismanaged. Patients with aortic stenosis have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality during the peri-operative period during non-cardiac surgery. Therefore, CRNAs must remain vigilant when caring for this ...


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