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Clustering Diabetes Appointments And Education, April Pugh 2017 Liberty University

Clustering Diabetes Appointments And Education, April Pugh

Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship

Diabetes impacts the lives of millions of Americans, and the number is growing rapidly every year. Diabetes education has been demonstrated to have a positive impact of the self-management of this chronic disease and effective in the reduction of A1C, weight, and blood pressure. Barriers to attendance at both diabetes education classes and provider appointments are varied with lack of transportation and available time cited as two of the many reasons, especially in the rural and medically underserved regions of the country. The project assessed a process improvement intervention clustering diabetes education with provider appointments to increase attendance and decrease ...


Educational Intervention To Improve Self-Efficacy And Self-Care In Patients With Heart Failure, Helen Parke 2017 Liberty University

Educational Intervention To Improve Self-Efficacy And Self-Care In Patients With Heart Failure, Helen Parke

Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship

Heart failure is a high mortality, chronic disease that is economically and physiologically costly for patients, caregivers, and society. Heart failure teaching alone is insufficient in meeting the complex self-care needs of the heart failure patient. This project implemented evidence-based teaching methods that are skill-based and problem-solving based to educate heart failure patients in an outpatient setting. The theoretical foundation of this project was Bandura’s theory of self-efficacy and Orem’s theory of self-care. The level of self-care and self-efficacy was assessed before and after the multi-sensory teaching intervention. Self-care and self-efficacy have been studied and shown to be ...


Rates Of Autoimmune Disease Increasing In Women, Rosa de la Cotera 2017 DePaul University

Rates Of Autoimmune Disease Increasing In Women, Rosa De La Cotera

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Autoimmune disorders (AD) are a group of highly disabling pathological conditions that are growing at an alarming rate affecting approximately 8% of the population. These disorders occur more frequently in women, as 78% of those diagnosed are women. Little conclusive research has been conducted as to determine why there is a tremendous sex disparity when looking at the rates. Due to the overall poor health that results from these disorders, there is an increase in the societal burden in terms of health care costs, loss of work productivity and reduced quality of life. The aim of this integrative literature ...


Factors That Influence Intrinsic Motivation On Program Completion For Rehabilitative Patients: An Integrative Review Of Literature, Zareen Khan, Akif Khan 2017 DePaul University

Factors That Influence Intrinsic Motivation On Program Completion For Rehabilitative Patients: An Integrative Review Of Literature, Zareen Khan, Akif Khan

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Rehabilitation is often focused on improving an individual’s physical or functional capabilities after a traumatic injury. However, successful rehabilitation adherence and program completion has shown to have attributes of intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation, as defined by Deci and Ryan (1985), is a learned behavioral trait that is driven by an internal force and produces a rewarding outcome.

Objectives: The purpose of an integrative literature review was to determine which factors influence intrinsic motivation among patients enrolled in rehabilitation programs. Thus, advancing the knowledge of clinicians to explore and utilize its applications with their clients; ultimately aiding them ...


Early Life Antibiotic Exposure And Its Association With Overweight/Obesity: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Margaret Pfaff 2017 DePaul University

Early Life Antibiotic Exposure And Its Association With Overweight/Obesity: An Integrative Review Of The Literature, Margaret Pfaff

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Early Life Antibiotic Exposure and its Association with Overweight/Obesity: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Margaret Pfaff

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Shannon Simonovich

Background: Prevention of or treatment for obesity could improve quality of life for many people. Infancy may be a critical period during which efforts should be focused to mitigate modifiable factors that may influence the risk for developing obesity.

Objectives: This integrative literature identified factors associated with greater incidence or effects of antibiotic exposure during infancy and examined the connection between early life antibiotic exposure and later in life overweight/obesity.

Method: This analysis followed the Whittemore ...


Resilience And Coping In The Adolescent And Young Adult With Type 1 Diabetes, Debra L. Messinger 2017 Seton Hall University

Resilience And Coping In The Adolescent And Young Adult With Type 1 Diabetes, Debra L. Messinger

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

There is a need to understand the roles coping strategies play in enhancing resilience in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 18-30. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between and among positive, protective coping strategies (courageous coping), negative coping strategies (defensive coping), and resilience. The Resilience in Illness Model (Haase, Kinter, Monahan, & Robb, 2014) was the theoretical model which guided this research.

A convenience sample was recruited via diabetes organizations’ Facebook and Forum pages, a College Diabetes Network chapter meeting, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundations’ (JDRF) sponsored events. Data were ...


Newborn Kangaroo Care Immediately After Cesarean Birth, Sarah Abdolcader 2017 The University of San Francisco

Newborn Kangaroo Care Immediately After Cesarean Birth, Sarah Abdolcader

Master's Projects and Capstones

Newborn Kangaroo Care Immediately after Cesarean Birth

Sarah Abdolcader

Global Aim: Improve exclusive breastfeeding rates from 76% to 80% in the Perinatal Unit during the newborn’s hospital admission by February 2018.

Project Aim: Improve the percentage of mother/baby skin-to-skin (kangaroo holding) from a baseline of 55% to 65% by August 2017.

Setting: Perinatal Units

Participants: Newborns birthed via cesarean section

Evidence: According to the World Health Organization (2003), hospitals should have a goal of >80% exclusive breastfeeding rates for all newborns during their acute hospital stay and it begins with skin-to-skin contact (SSC), newborn’s bare chest placed ...


Lyme Disease, Sondra McFadden 2017 Otterbein University

Lyme Disease, Sondra Mcfadden

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi and is a bacterial infectious disease that is spread by zoonotic transmission in which animals act as reservoir hosts and ticks are the primary vector or carrier and are considered arthropods. This poster presents Lyme disease, its pathophysiology, and nursing considerations for treating it.


Group A Strep (Gas), Kimberly Hyatt 2017 Otterbein University

Group A Strep (Gas), Kimberly Hyatt

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Abstract

Group A Streptococcal (GAS) bacteria is a common but potent pathogen. GAS is the most common cause of pharyngitis in the world and can be easily treated with the right antibiotic. Left untreated or undertreated, however, GAS is the ninth leading cause of infectious disease mortality, worldwide. Lethality from a GAS infection is 10-30%. The virulence factors of GAS are responsible for the short and long term havoc it wreaks on an individual, and the incredible disease burden of 18.1 million severe cases of GAS, annually, around the globe. In the U.S., each year, GAS pharyngitis, alone ...


Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap Syndrome, Kimberly A. Babich-Speck 2017 Otterbein University

Asthma Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap Syndrome, Kimberly A. Babich-Speck

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Asthma and COPD often have symptoms that overlap. The area of overlap is known as asthma COPD overlap syndrome.


Angioedema: Ace-Inhibitors Adverse Reaction, Jesse VanDyne 2017 Otterbein University

Angioedema: Ace-Inhibitors Adverse Reaction, Jesse Vandyne

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

This is a poster presentation about angioedema caused by Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACEI or ACE Inhibitors). Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI) medications are one of the leading causes of angioedema in the United States, also known as ACEI-RA (Chan & Soliman, 2015, p. 207). ACE inhibitors are among the most commonly prescribed medications worldwide because they are indicated for the management of hypertension, congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, diabetic nephropathy, and chronic kidney disease (Chan & Soliman, 2015, p. 207).


Primary Hypertension, Leslie McChesney 2017 Otterbein University

Primary Hypertension, Leslie Mcchesney

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

The intent of this poster is to provide an understanding of the pathophysiology of primary hypertension and its impact on nursing. This is a disease affecting millions of Americans daily and with proper understanding of the disease process, diagnosis and management can be initiated early before life altering consequences impact the patient.


The Public Health Harms Of Pornography: The Brain, Erectile Dysfunction, And Sexual Violence, John D. Foubert 2017 Oklahoma State University

The Public Health Harms Of Pornography: The Brain, Erectile Dysfunction, And Sexual Violence, John D. Foubert

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

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Reducing Antibiotic Use In Pediatric Upper Respiratory Infection: A Multifaceted Parent-Clinician Approach, Sydnee H. Lucas DNP, APRN, Sydney Thompson DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC 2017 Texas Children's Hospital

Reducing Antibiotic Use In Pediatric Upper Respiratory Infection: A Multifaceted Parent-Clinician Approach, Sydnee H. Lucas Dnp, Aprn, Sydney Thompson Dnp, Arnp, Fnp-Bc

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

The goal of this QI initiative was to decrease inappropriate antibiotic for the treatment of pediatric upper respiratory infection (URI) in the retail clinic setting. The approach included the use of a protocol to treat viral upper respiratory illness, a visual aid decision-making tool for guideline adherence, prescription pad for nonprescription remedies, and shared decision-making techniques for providers to involve patients and parents in management plans regarding nonprescription remedies, supportive treatment, and signs and symptoms that would warrant a return visit. An improvement trend during the first 3 months of the initiative showed a shift in antibiotic avoidance from a ...


I’M A Big Kid Now: Enhancing Transition Rn Residents’ Confidence During Pediatric Patient Care, Emily W. Lam 2017 University of San Francisco

I’M A Big Kid Now: Enhancing Transition Rn Residents’ Confidence During Pediatric Patient Care, Emily W. Lam

Master's Projects and Capstones

The title of the clinical nurse leader project is “I’m a Big Kid Now: Enhancing Transition RN Residents’ Confidence During Pediatric Patient Care”. The project aims to improve the support components for Transition RN residents during their Transition RN Residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The clinical leadership theme that correlates to this project is communication. The clinical nurse leader’s role is to act as an educator and a facilitator throughout this project. In examining the clinical nurse leader competencies, competencies “use performance measures to assess and improve the delivery of evidence-based practices and promote outcomes that ...


Standardization Of Shift Report By Implementing A Nursing Report Sheet And Addressing Patient Values To Meet Patient Needs, Roman A. Salas 2017 University of San Francisco

Standardization Of Shift Report By Implementing A Nursing Report Sheet And Addressing Patient Values To Meet Patient Needs, Roman A. Salas

Master's Projects and Capstones

Bedside shift report is a complex process, which involves the transition of care from one clinician to another. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) (2013) reported that approximately 70% of patient adverse events are attributed to communication failures between healthcare providers. Nurses remain inconsistent with information sharing during bedside shift report leading to communication gaps. The object of the clinical nurse leader (CNL) internship project is to provide true patient-centered by standardizing bedside shift report by implementing a nursing report sheet and addressing patient needs. The project was conducted in a level-one trauma center in San Diego, CA ...


Evidence-Based Verbal De-Escalation Techniques For The Family Nurse Practitioner: Education And Simulation, Rachael K. Misitano 2017 University of San Francisco

Evidence-Based Verbal De-Escalation Techniques For The Family Nurse Practitioner: Education And Simulation, Rachael K. Misitano

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Background: Healthcare workers are 4 times more likely to be exposed to workplace violence than workers employed in private industry, with assault rates as high as 7.8 per 10,000 workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines workplace violence as “violent acts, including physical assaults, and or threats of assault, directed toward persons at work or on duty” (OSHA, 2015, p. 2). Verbal de-escalation techniques that assist with care of the agitated patient are not routinely taught to Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) throughout their years of advanced coursework, yet it is something they are likely to ...


Promotion Of Advance Care Planning For Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, Sarah A. Hubbell 2017 University of San Francisco

Promotion Of Advance Care Planning For Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, Sarah A. Hubbell

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Vulnerable populations in the United States experience disparities in access to advance care planning and may have significant unmet healthcare needs at the end of life, including unrelieved suffering. People who are homeless have increased morbidity and mortality risks, yet lack opportunities to discuss end-of-life preferences. A Doctor of Nursing Practice project consisted of designing, implementing, and evaluating an educational intervention in two settings for nurse practitioners and other clinicians on advance care planning with individuals experiencing homelessness. The intervention was associated with increased knowledge and confidence in advance care planning ability. Participants expressed positive intention to change individual practice ...


Provider Based Interventions To Mitigate Risk For Opioid Pain Medication Abuse Among Adult Patients In A Primary Care Setting, Sheree Lamara Conley-Donaldson 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Provider Based Interventions To Mitigate Risk For Opioid Pain Medication Abuse Among Adult Patients In A Primary Care Setting, Sheree Lamara Conley-Donaldson

Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects

Mental and substance use disorders are predicted to exceed all physical disease processes causing major disability by 2020. Misuse and overdose of opioid pain medications is a significant public health concern in the United States. Approximately 1 in 4 patients receiving prescription opioids in primary care settings struggle with misuse. Half of all opioid prescriptions are written by primary care providers, including nurse practitioners. The purpose of this DNP project was to determine if nurse practitioner providers are implementing evidence-based practice guidelines including screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to mitigate risk of prescription opioid pain medication misuse ...


Preconception Care Of Women On Prescribed Opioids, Rebecca-Maria Norwick 2017 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

Preconception Care Of Women On Prescribed Opioids, Rebecca-Maria Norwick

Doctoral Projects

The landmark 2015 report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) posited that too many women of reproductive age received prescribed opioids. This is significant because fetal exposure to a known teratogen can have catastrophic outcomes. Furthermore, women are often ambivalent about birth control and many pregnancies are unplanned. Fortunately, women identify interactions with health care providers as acceptable cues for preconception decision making. Data has shown that Medicaid populations are disproportionately prescribed opioids compared to insured populations. However, the CDC defines reproductive status by age only. Therefore, the purpose of this research project was to identify women’s actual ...


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