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Utilizing A Stress And Coping Model Into A Preventive Abusive Head Trauma Parent/Caregiver Educational Program, Camile Williams 2021 The University of San Francisco

Utilizing A Stress And Coping Model Into A Preventive Abusive Head Trauma Parent/Caregiver Educational Program, Camile Williams

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Abusive head trauma (AHT) is a serious form of child maltreatment that is the primary cause of fatal head injuries in children younger than 24 months and is the cause for over 50% of severe or fatal traumatic brain injury incidences. These injuries can be caused by impact, shaking, or the combination of shaking and impact. These multi-factorial injuries can cause intracranial and spinal damage, retinal hemorrhages, and fractures of ribs and other bones. The age and severity of injuries will be used to assess the diagnosis of AHT. When AHT occurs, it is often tied to the behavior from ...


Development Of A Culturally Specific Leadership Curriculum Through Community-Based Participatory Research And Popular Education, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky 2020 Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver

Development Of A Culturally Specific Leadership Curriculum Through Community-Based Participatory Research And Popular Education, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: The purpose of this innovative capacity building pilot project was to develop, implement, and evaluate a nine-workshop curriculum, Rekki Lemnak [Thinking of] Parent Leadership, to prepare community and academic partners for community organizing within the Micronesian Islander community. The purpose of the partnership was to build team leadership and research capacity to lay a foundation for implementing a change in healthcare and school systems. Working collaboratively helped ensure access to shared leadership through the learning by doing approach, enabling a culturally responsive method to build a sustainable partnership.

Approach: Community-based participatory research and Popular Education tenets and reflection were ...


Promoting Recognition And Rescue: Human Trafficking Screening, Erin E. Pittman 2020 University of Texas at Tyler

Promoting Recognition And Rescue: Human Trafficking Screening, Erin E. Pittman

MSN Capstone Projects

The exploitation of human beings is a serious public health concern (Centers for Disease Control [CDC] 2018). The United States Department of Justice (2018) defines human trafficking as an act of coercing a person’s labor services or commercial sex acts. Family Nurse Practitioners play a significant role in the identification of victims, especially those practicing in emergency departments. A majority of healthcare providers have yet to establish a standardized screening tool and there is little evidence regarding the impact these screening tools have in recognizing victims of human trafficking (Emergency Nurses Association, 2018). This alarming information brings about the ...


Decreasing Bias And Improving Education On Non-Invasive Colorectal Screening Methods, Sara H. Hughes 2020 University of Texas at Tyler

Decreasing Bias And Improving Education On Non-Invasive Colorectal Screening Methods, Sara H. Hughes

MSN Capstone Projects

It is estimated that in 2020, nearly 148,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 53,200 Americans will die from colorectal cancer (Siegel et al., 2020). One- half of all cases and deaths are due to modifiable risk factors such as diet and smoking and it has been shown that early screening and detection can greatly decrease the morbidity and mortality of colorectal cancer yet colorectal cancer related deaths still ranks among the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the world. Early detection of colorectal cancer is crucial to reducing mortality and although ...


Patient Controlled Fluid Restriction Monitoring, Christina Tindel 2020 University of Texas at Tyler

Patient Controlled Fluid Restriction Monitoring, Christina Tindel

MSN Capstone Projects

Patients are often placed under non-pharmacologic orders such as fluid restrictions during their hospital stay. The following article will discuss a plan to implement a change to have patients take a more active role in their plan of care by being the main ones to monitor their fluid intake.


Pcos Lifestyle Management Change Project, Elizabeth King 2020 University of Texas at Tyler

Pcos Lifestyle Management Change Project, Elizabeth King

MSN Capstone Projects

This paper proposes the Lifestyle Modification Change Project to help fulfill this lack of education and emphasis on lifestyle modifications that occurs with patients diagnosed with PCOS. This change project would include a 16-week lifestyle modification program that would evaluate pre- and post- participation data including: BMI, weight, inches, testosterone levels, menstrual cycle regularity numbers, and quality of life questionnaire.


Aging: The Impact Of Diet And Inflammation, Morgan Wiland-Gress 2020 Otterbein University

Aging: The Impact Of Diet And Inflammation, Morgan Wiland-Gress

Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

The immune system is a complex cohesive network. It requires every cell to work efficiently at maintaining homeostasis. It also prevents and repairs damage from internal and external pathogens. Recent research has focused on the concept of inflammaging, which is defined as age-related changes that occur in the immune system leading to dysfunction. The current understanding is that inflammaging contributes to the development of chronic diseases including; Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer, autoimmune disorders, neurological disorders, Alzheimer and Parkinson’s disease. The underlying pathophysiology of inflammaging is chronic inflammation and the imbalance of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators. This imbalance ...


Self-Management And Quality Of Life In Young Adults After Healthcare Transition, Jennifer Herbert 2020 DePaul University

Self-Management And Quality Of Life In Young Adults After Healthcare Transition, Jennifer Herbert

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

The transition from pediatric to adult healthcare has become healthcare concern of increasing importance as more adolescents with chronic conditions survive to adulthood requiring continuing care. In order to understand the current status of healthcare transition (HCT), we identified the HCT services received by young adults, their existing healthcare self-management skills and how skills correlated with their quality of life. A correlational and retrospective cross-sectional online survey of English-speaking young adults in the United States ages 18-26 with at least one pediatrically diagnosed chronic condition was conducted August-October 2019. Participants completed a healthcare transition feedback survey, the TRANSITION-Q self-management skills ...


Improving Care For Homeless Young Adults: A Shelter Client And Health Service Provider Perspective, Kenya Kawanee Hemingway 2020 DePaul University

Improving Care For Homeless Young Adults: A Shelter Client And Health Service Provider Perspective, Kenya Kawanee Hemingway

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

The purpose of this study was to determine if the healthcare needs of homeless young adults from the client, shelter staff, and shelter healthcare provider’s perspectives. Data was collected via focus group with homeless unaccompanied young adults (n=4), and an online survey with shelter staff and healthcare staff (n=8) of The Night Ministry (TNM) and Ignite Promise. The focus group was recorded, transcribed, and coded for themes. Inductive analysis revealed themes focused on improving the quality of services provided. Based on the findings, recommendations include assessing the needs of homeless unaccompanied young adults from their perspective utilizing ...


Solutions To Address Frequent Hospital Attendance, Glenda Sundberg 2020 Department of Family Medicine, Aurora UW Medical Group, Advocate Aurora Health

Solutions To Address Frequent Hospital Attendance, Glenda Sundberg

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

In this editorial, practical solutions and considerations in helping the most complex and at-risk patients in our health systems are discussed. These patients, sometimes referred to as health care “super-utilizers” in the literature, tend to be frequently seen and cared for in costly hospital and emergency department settings. Innovative care models that aim to bridge system gaps, achieve better health outcomes, and improve the well-being of both patients and providers are needed and should continue to be explored.


How Do Acculturation, Maternal Connectedness, And Mother-Daughter Sexual Communication Affect Asian American Daughters’ Sexual Initiation, BoRam Kim, Yurun Cai, Teri Aronowitz 2020 University of Massachusetts Boston

How Do Acculturation, Maternal Connectedness, And Mother-Daughter Sexual Communication Affect Asian American Daughters’ Sexual Initiation, Boram Kim, Yurun Cai, Teri Aronowitz

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Purpose: There was a growth of approximately ten million Asian Americans individuals in the United States between 2000-2015. Asian Americans have conservative values surrounding sexual health and sexual communication is a cultural taboo. Researchers have shown discrepancies on whether the level of acculturation influences Asian mother-daughter sexual communication. In other minority populations there is evidence that a connected mother-daughter relationship increases sexual communication and delays sexual initiation. The purpose of this study was to examine whether mother-daughter connectedness and level of acculturation predict sexual communication in turn affecting the age of female Asian emerging adult’s sexual initiation.

Methods: This ...


Building Safe Didactic Dialogues For Action Model: Mobilizing Community With Micronesian Islanders, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky, Jennifer I. Nevers 2020 Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver

Building Safe Didactic Dialogues For Action Model: Mobilizing Community With Micronesian Islanders, Connie K. Y. Nguyen-Truong Dr., Jacqueline Leung Dr., Kapiolani Micky, Jennifer I. Nevers

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Background: Despite mandates by the United States (U.S.) government to ensure the inclusion of women and minorities in federally funded research, communities of color continue to participate less frequently than non-Latinx Whites. There is limited research that examines maternal health outcomes and early childhood resources. PI have grown substantially in a county in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. (from 4,419 to 9,248, of which 52% are female). About 62.7% of PI women are not accessing prenatal care in the first trimester, and this is substantially higher than the national target of 22.1 ...


Geographical Disparity Of Adverse Childhood Experiences And Chronic Diseases In Saudi Arabia, Fahad Alhowaymel 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Geographical Disparity Of Adverse Childhood Experiences And Chronic Diseases In Saudi Arabia, Fahad Alhowaymel

Doctoral Dissertations

Background: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been linked to numerous negative physical and mental health outcomes and have been shown to increase risk for chronic diseases in adulthood. In Saudi Arabia, few studies have examined ACEs prevalence and their relation to chronic diseases across geographical settings.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine ACEs prevalence and association with chronic diseases across the provinces of Saudi Arabia, and to determine the moderating effect of geographical setting on the ACE-chronic disease relationship.

Methods: A cross-sectional design was used with an existing Saudi national dataset from the National Family Safety Program ...


Bridging The Gap In Primary Care Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ibd) Patients, Deanna Dial 2020 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Bridging The Gap In Primary Care Of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ibd) Patients, Deanna Dial

Dissertations

Abstract

Problem. Patients in rural or medically underserved areas (MUAs) with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have limited access to primary care preventative services, making them even less likely to obtain preventative care, placing them at even greater risk for adverse health outcomes.

Methods. A two-phase retrospective chart review utilizing a convenience sample of patients diagnosed with IBD from a privately-owned gastroenterology office to evaluate the effectiveness of increasing preventative screenings for IBD patients. The first review included 53 patients seen from January to April 2019. A preventative screening

evaluation tool (PSET) was developed based on literature recommendations, including the American ...


The Effects Of High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C In Cancer Patients, Bankole Aluko 2020 University of Missouri-St. Louis

The Effects Of High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C In Cancer Patients, Bankole Aluko

Dissertations

Problem: Currently used standard treatments (Chemotherapy, radiation) in cancer patients are generally accompanied with side effects, which may include pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) during and after completion of treatments. High dose IV C may improve the anti-cancer action of chemotherapeutic agents by reducing side effects of fatigue, pain, nausea and vomiting and boosting immune cell functioning, and inhibiting angiogenesis (Mikirova, Casciari, & Hunninghake, 2019).The purpose of this quality improvement project was to explore whether high dose intravenous vitamin C (IV C) prevented major side effects that frequently occur with standard treatments in cancer patients and ...


Evaluation Of A Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Care Coordination Program, Carrie Smith 2020 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Evaluation Of A Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Care Coordination Program, Carrie Smith

Dissertations

Abstract

Purpose: This Quality Improvement (QI) project evaluated the impact of an existing Diabetes Care Coordination (DCC) program at an urban clinic for clients with no health insurance in the Midwest. Diabetes related indicators of those enrolled in the DCC program and client reported barriers were documented over a 19 month period.

Sample: Clients included were 18 years and older, with no insurance, having the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and were enrolled in the DCC program within the first six months of the program's initiation.

Methods: A retrospective chart review of 24 clients recording diabetes related outcome ...


Coronavirus, Carla Bonczak 2020 Otterbein University

Coronavirus, Carla Bonczak

Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a novel virus that began its virulent spread in China December 2019. Since that time, it has spread worldwide and has affected individuals, business, and educational systems, as well as day to day life. COVID-19 has become a national pandemic. COVID-19 is spread through airborne droplets produced by affected individual that may or may not be symptomatic. Individuals may experience fevers, dry cough, and difficulty breathing. While most individuals with COVID-19 may be able to recover at home, several are requiring hospitalization. If patients are hospitalized, they are placed into an isolation negative air flow room for ...


Evaluation Of Pharmacist- Or Nurse-Driven Long-Acting Insulin Titration Protocol In Adult Primary Care Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Ruth Manzi, Corinn Martineau, Carmine LaPorta, Mary Muca, Samantha Marrier, Donald Medd, Jennifer Aronson 2020 Maine Medical Center

Evaluation Of Pharmacist- Or Nurse-Driven Long-Acting Insulin Titration Protocol In Adult Primary Care Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Ruth Manzi, Corinn Martineau, Carmine Laporta, Mary Muca, Samantha Marrier, Donald Medd, Jennifer Aronson

Journal of Maine Medical Center

INTRODUCTION

Studies have supported protocolized insulin titration to optimize insulin therapy. We implemented a long acting insulin titration (LAIT) protocol in a primary care setting to aid patients achieve optimal control of their diabetes. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the performance of the LAIT protocol.

METHODS

This retrospective analysis included patients ≥18 years with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and a hemoglobin A1c (A1C) >8% who were managed as outpatients at clinics within our health care system. We collected demographic and clinical data before and after a patient’s enrollment in the LAIT protocol. Our primary outcome measure ...


Medical Noncompliance In A Pediatric Patient Living In A Single-Parent Household, Lucy Obianuju Norrell 2020 Abilene Christian University

Medical Noncompliance In A Pediatric Patient Living In A Single-Parent Household, Lucy Obianuju Norrell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Abstract Noncompliance is a patient’s inability to comply with the recommended treatment for their complete recovery from an ailment, while compliance is the extent to which a patient adheres to the provider’s directive, such as medication and orders given. The purpose of this study was to determine if motivational interviewing when applied to noncompliant pediatric patients from single-parent households, would improve global medical compliance in this population as compared to the standard of care at the end of three months. Thirty-two participants were recruited using the homogeneous purposeful sampling. The project employed a mixed-method approach. Fred Kleinsinger’s ...


Wound Healing, Emily Schmitter 2020 Otterbein University

Wound Healing, Emily Schmitter

Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

The topic being presented is wound healing. Wound healing is a pathological process that occurs in three phases: inflammation, proliferation and new tissue formation, and remodeling and maturation. Several factors can affect wound healing such as nutrition status, increased age and health status. Wound healing is relevant to advanced practiced nursing because APNs participate in prevention, assessment, and treatment of wounds. The APN is responsible for teaching diabetic patients about the importance of proper nutrition. The APN must also be able to identify a hard-to-heal wound. And the APN must know how to prevent infection and induce healing in hard-to-heal ...


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