Improving Effective Care In Obese Patients In A Primary Care Clinic, 2023 University of Louisiana at Monroe
Improving Effective Care In Obese Patients In A Primary Care Clinic, Amy Miller
Journal of Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration
Background: Obesity is a preventable epidemic and costs the United States $200 billion annually. The leading causes of death are linked to obesity.
Local Problem: In a chart review, 53% of patients at a northeast Louisiana primary care clinic were obese. However, none were offered comprehensive lifestyle intervention. The aim was to increase the percentage of patients with BMI < 30 kg/m2 to 60% over 8 weeks.
Methods: A rapid-cycle quality improvement initiative was implemented using four Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles over 8 weeks. Each cycle produced tests of change related to screening, patient and team engagement, and assessing effective care. Run charts and aggregate tables were used to analyze …
Enhancing A Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle In A Skilled Nursing Facility, 2023 Franklin University
Enhancing A Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle In A Skilled Nursing Facility, Lorillie Soleta
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Scholarly Project
Problem: The purpose of the project was to address the increase in pressure injuries in a skilled nursing facility, which had risen from 6% to 10% despite the implementation of a prevention bundle. The project aimed to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of existing interventions.
Aim of the Project: The aim was to add evidence-based interventions to the existing pressure injury prevention bundle. The desired outcome was to decrease the number of acquired pressure injuries.
Review of the Evidence: Research indicated that pressure injury prevention bundles were more successful when incorporating offloading interventions. These offloading measures, including frequent turning and …
Ferramenta De Controle De Estoque Do Almoxarifado De Uma Unidade Básica De Saúde: Relato De Caso, Giovana Cardozo Ventura, Lauren Pedroso Figur, Pollyana Bortholazzi Gouvea
AMNET XX Conferencia Internacional
O resumo refere-se ao relato de experiência do estágio supervisionado na atenção primária com enfoque na gestão, onde as academias desenvolveram uma ferramenta de controle de materiais para o almoxarifado para auxiliar na gestão do serviço de saúde.
Results Of Nursing Training Reforms: Estimating The Scope Of Nursing Practice, 2023 PhD student of Higher school of public healthcare of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Results Of Nursing Training Reforms: Estimating The Scope Of Nursing Practice, Marat Serikbayev, Saltanat Mamyrbekova, Ainur B. Kumar, Lyazzat Kosherbayeva, Akmaral Abikulova, Laura Seiduanova, Elmira Serikbayeva
Journal of Health Research
Background: With the adoption of the Astana Declaration on primary health care, modern approaches are being introduced in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The created national foundations of the nursing management system in Kazakhstan are a visible manifestation of a new organizational culture. In connection with the large-scale reform of nursing and the creation of a new position of nurses that meets modern social challenges and international requirements, the role of nurses in healthcare has increased significantly. In this study, we measured the actual scope of nursing practice among nurses in the medical organizations in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
About Dying And Death: Thanatology's Place In Medical Curriculum, 2023 Western University
About Dying And Death: Thanatology's Place In Medical Curriculum, Jill Dombroski
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This study explored how healthcare providers engage in advance care planning and end-of-life care conversations. The research explored what shapes their understanding and the extent to which concepts from thanatology they intuitively bring in, explicitly bring in, and maybe fail to recognize. To achieve this, constructivist grounded theory (CGT) methodology guided the design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of the findings, which allowed for iteration across interviews and analysis with existing theories and data in the literature. The CGT design encouraged further engagement with the literature in an ongoing iterative fashion as well as with the analysis of the data. …
Reduce Extended Length Of Stay By Reducing In-Hospital Falls, 2023 The University of San Francisco
Reduce Extended Length Of Stay By Reducing In-Hospital Falls, Norberto Benitez
Master's Projects and Capstones
Problem: Every year, there are many in-hospital falls (IHFs). Nationally there are between 700,000 to 1 million falls recorded each year. Hospital falls financially burden our healthcare industry, costing approximately 34 billion annually. Context: In a local hospital in Northern California, Marin County, the microsystem has had an extraordinary number of in-hospital falls (IHFs). To date (June 2023), 13 falls have been recorded thus far; the microsystem is on track to beat the previous year's record number of 21 falls in a calendar year. Interventions: The MSN–CNL student proposed re-educating staff, resetting expectations, and reestablishing workflow. We also sought …
Role Of Hand Hygiene In The Prevention Of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection In Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Benchmark Project, 2023 The University of Texas at Tyler
Role Of Hand Hygiene In The Prevention Of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection In Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Benchmark Project, Meliana Amazan
MSN Capstone Projects
CLABSI (Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection) is one of the most common hospital-acquired infections in the ICUs (Intensive Care Unit). Not only it is cost prohibitive, but it also prolongs hospitalization. However, it is avoidable. This condition needs to be reviewed to improve patients’ outcomes in the ICUs. This project aims to decrease or eliminate the incidence of CLABSI among ICU patients through proper and mindful hand hygiene. Healthcare providers should be aware of the different care bundles that contribute to decreasing CLABSI and be able to apply them correctly. Articles were searched on different databases such as Cochrane …
Assessing The Impact Of Daily Chlorhexidine Baths In Prevention Of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: An Evidence Based Project, 2023 University of Texas at Tyler
Assessing The Impact Of Daily Chlorhexidine Baths In Prevention Of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections: An Evidence Based Project, Brooke Rea
MSN Capstone Projects
Background: The rates of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) is a major concern in the healthcare industry. It is imperative that healthcare professionals take every precaution to prevent these life-threatening infections to the already critically ill patient.
Objective: The reason for this paper is to assess the effectiveness of the use of daily chlorhexidine baths in patients with central lines in the prevention of CLABSIs.
Narrative Review: A narrative review of evidence was conducted to assess the effectiveness of daily chlorhexidine bathing in patients with central lines. Twelve studies were moved forward in the project. Each of the twelve …
“One University’S Covid-19 Pandemic Mitigation Response And Anxiety Construct: A Summative Program Evaluation”, Ann Hodgin
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Manuscripts
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ripple through everyday life. In December 2019, an outbreak occurred in China. Subsequently, the World Health Organization identified SARS-CoV-2 as a new type of coronavirus that quickly spread around the globe (Nazario, 2022). As of May 31, 2023, there were 6,938,353 confirmed deaths worldwide from COVID-19 (WHO, 2023).
A needs assessment completed by the University identified that a program evaluation of the university’s COVID-19 response was warranted. Therefore, this program evaluation was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the policies and protocols implemented at a Catholic University in Southwestern Pennsylvania to …
Exploring The Influence Of Postnatal Depression On Neonatal Care Practices Among Mothers In Western Kenya: A Qualitative Study, 2023 Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
Exploring The Influence Of Postnatal Depression On Neonatal Care Practices Among Mothers In Western Kenya: A Qualitative Study, Florence Achieng, Alloys K’Oloo, Hellen Barsosio, Simon Kariuki, Helen Nabwera
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, East Africa
Background: Postnatal depression (PND) is associated with adverse infant neurodevelopmental outcomes. Evidence is limited on how PND influences neonatal (<28 days old) outcomes in low- and middle-income countries, such as Kenya, which bear the global burden of neonatal morbidity and mortality.
Objectives: To explore how PND influences neonatal feeding and care practices among women in the early postnatal period in rural Western Kenya.
Design: A cross-sectional study.
Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted at 2-weeks postpartum among mothers of newborn infants identified <72 h old from the postnatal wards and clinics across five health facilities in Kisumu County of Western Kenya. They were all screened for features suggestive of postnatal depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.
Results: Twenty-four mothers were interviewed, 13 of whom had features suggestive of PND. All mothers experienced health or socio-economic adversities in the perinatal period, including traumatic deliveries, financial constraints, and challenging relationships with partners/other family members. Feeding difficulties due to …72>28>
Use Of Electronic Health Record Reminders To Improve Primary Care Providers’ Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations., 2023 University of Louisville
Use Of Electronic Health Record Reminders To Improve Primary Care Providers’ Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations., Terra Renee Schrembs
Doctor of Nursing Practice Papers
Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common worldwide cause of cancer morbidity and mortality. CRC mortality is preventable through regular screening. Electronic health record (EHR) reminders for providers can increase providers’ CRC screening recommendations and lead to earlier CRC diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute’s Screening and Risk Factors Report for Kentucky by County 2008-2010, 62.7% of adults in a rural Kentucky county aged 50-75 had completed a home based FOBT in the past two years or have ever had a colorectal endoscopy.
Purpose: The purpose of this DNP project was to implement and evaluate an …
Providers’ Effective Approach: Reducing Resistance To Insulin Treatment In Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Hyperglycemia, 2023 Abilene Christian University
Providers’ Effective Approach: Reducing Resistance To Insulin Treatment In Type 2 Diabetic Patients With Hyperglycemia, Eden A. Tsegay
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Resistance to insulin therapy is primarily due to emotional and intellectual perceptions among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) new to insulin therapy. Providers’ effective approach to diabetes education equips patients with knowledge, which can reduce resistance to insulin therapy. This project included patients with T2D between the ages of 18 to 70 whose glycated hemoglobin (HgbA1c) was ≥ 8.5% taking two or more oral antidiabetic agents and not on insulin therapy. Data were collected using the Insulin Treatment Appraisal Scale (ITAS), a 20-item instrument that contains 16 negative and four positive statements that appraise an individual’s perception of insulin …
Back To Basics: Improving The Quality Of Blood Pressure Measurement, 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Back To Basics: Improving The Quality Of Blood Pressure Measurement, Heather Sailor
Student Scholarly Projects
Practice Problem: Hypertension is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Blood pressure measurement (BPM) is at the forefront of diagnosing and treating hypertension, however, it is often measured inaccurately.
PICOT: The PICOT question that guided this project was: In outpatient adult patients (P), what is the effect of implementing a standardized blood pressure measurement protocol (I) versus standard measurement (C), on the quality of blood pressure measurement (O) within 8 weeks (T)?
Evidence: Implementation of a blood pressure measurement protocol has been shown to improve the quality of blood pressure measurement.
Intervention: A blood pressure measurement protocol …
Implementation Of A Vestibular Disorder Screening Tool In An Urgent Care, 2023 University of Missouri-St. Louis
Implementation Of A Vestibular Disorder Screening Tool In An Urgent Care, Kathleen A. Probst
Implementation of a Vestibular Disorder Screening Tool in an Urgent Care
Kathleen A. Probst
M.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2007
B.S.N., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2004
A Dissertation Submitted to The Graduate School at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Susan Dean-Baar, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN
Jennifer Vines, DNP, MSN, RN
Troy Dinkel, MD
Copyright, Kathleen A. Probst, 2023
Problem: Vestibular disorders disrupt everyday living and can cause reduced quality of life. Guidelines developed to screen for vestibular disorders are not efficient to use …
Encouraging Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake: A Healthcare Improvement Project, 2023 University of Missouri-St. Louis
Encouraging Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Uptake: A Healthcare Improvement Project, Lauren E. Woll
Problem: Human papillomaviruses are the causative agents of >95% of cervical cancers, most oropharyngeal and anogenital cancers, yet the vaccination status of the population remains critically low despite Gardasil9 offering robust protection against HPV-related disease.
Methods: This quality improvement project utilized a descriptive, observational design to assess the effect of the HPV Encouragement Bundle, a two-step intervention to improve HPV vaccine uptake. Quantitative data was collected via retrospective chart review to assess the effect of the intervention on first-dose administration of Gardasil9 (series initiation), as well as overall Gardasil9 vaccine uptake.
Results: Following implementation, Gardasil9 first dose uptake increased …
Implementing Obesity Management Guidelines In Rural Primary Care, 2023 University of Missouri-St. Louis
Implementing Obesity Management Guidelines In Rural Primary Care, Taylor Bell
Problem: In the United States, obesity is one of the leading causes of death among Americans and rates of obesity continue to rise. Geographic location significantly affects the number of obesity cases, with rural areas being affected more than other locations. Despite this, obesity continues to be undertreated by rural primary care providers.
Method: This quality improvement (QI) pilot project utilized a descriptive, observational design to evaluate the implementation of an evidence-based clinical practice guideline algorithm for obesity management in a rural primary care clinic. An algorithm was implemented on patients aged 18-60 years and with a BMI of …
Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Diabetic Screening Tool In Rural Belizean Communities, 2023 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Diabetic Screening Tool In Rural Belizean Communities, Morgan Lee Taylor, Annelyse Caffrey
Graduate Publications and Other Selected Works - Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Significance/Background: Type II Diabetes Mellitus (TIIDM) is a growing epidemic in Belize. The prevalence is increasing yearly, responsible for considerable health complications and deaths. Rates are much higher in Belize than in any other developing Central American country, and many rural citizens are undiagnosed and untreated. Access to healthcare is complex, and travel is often required in rural areas. Primary care visits in Belize are significantly less than in surrounding North and Central American countries. As a result, chronic illnesses such as TIIDM often go undiagnosed among children, adolescents, and adults- leaving TIIDM a leading cause of death in Belize. …
Physical Exercise As A Lifestyle Modification To Lower Blood Pressure In Hypertensive Females With A Body Mass Index Greater Than 25, 2023 Jacksonville State University
Physical Exercise As A Lifestyle Modification To Lower Blood Pressure In Hypertensive Females With A Body Mass Index Greater Than 25, Kacee Pee
Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects
Background: Hypertension affects many Americans nationwide and, if untreated, can cause heart attack, stroke, and chronic kidney disease. Hypertension (HTN) accounts for about 1 in 5 deaths of U.S. women and is a greater burden for women than men (Wenger et al., 2018). Women who are overweight increase their risk of developing hypertension. Lifestyle modifications, such as diet and exercise, are the first-line treatment for hypertension. Physical exercise is a crucial component of lifestyle therapy for the primary prevention and treatment of hypertension. Several studies consistently demonstrate the beneficial effects of exercise on hypertension, with reductions in both systolic and …
Improving Postoperative Breast Augmentation Patient Education Delivery., 2023 University of Louisville
Improving Postoperative Breast Augmentation Patient Education Delivery., Madison Callery
Doctor of Nursing Practice Papers
Background: Effective patient education promotes successful postoperative outcomes. Nurses in an outpatient surgery center lacked consistent patient education practices and materials.
Purpose: The purpose of the project was to implement an evidence-based multimodal educational strategy for patients who undergo breast implant surgeries.
Methods: At an outpatient plastic surgery center, pre- and post-intervention phone calls were tracked; post-intervention education, documentation, and patient satisfaction data were recorded. Nurses were educated on the new materials, delivery procedures, and electronic health record (EHR) documentation. All patients undergoing breast implant surgery received multimodal education at each postoperative appointment. Outcomes included (1) the number of patient …
Using Physical Therapy As First Line Treatment For Sciatica Vs. Invasive Intervention, 2023 Roseman University of Health Sciences
Using Physical Therapy As First Line Treatment For Sciatica Vs. Invasive Intervention, Christina Mohammed
Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner
Sciatica nerve pain affects a large part of the human population. Evaluation by a primary care provider and a referral to physical therapy as first line treatment, may help reduce sciatic nerve pain and result in reduced need for invasive surgical intervention.