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A Clinical Nurse Leader Initiative: Promoting Mobility Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents, Ulyses Reamico 2017 The University of San Francisco

A Clinical Nurse Leader Initiative: Promoting Mobility Among Long-Term Care Facility Residents, Ulyses Reamico

Master's Projects and Capstones

Maintenance of mobility during hospitalization or stay in long-term care facility result in improved patient outcomes including but not limited to decreased incidence of falls, non-pharmacological pain intervention, and prevention of further functional decline. In a 45-bed rehabilitation unit of a Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facility, a clinical nurse leader (CNL) initiative was done to promote mobility among the patients to mitigate functional decline. The patients, also referred to as clients or residents in long-term care facilities, were aged between 20s and 90s. The resident population consisted of patients admitted for physical rehabilitation after a stroke or surgical procedure ...


Opioid Vs Antidepressant Efficacy In Treatment Of Comorbid Chronic Pain And Depression In Older Adults: An Integrative Literature Review, Elizabeth Swanson 2017 DePaul University

Opioid Vs Antidepressant Efficacy In Treatment Of Comorbid Chronic Pain And Depression In Older Adults: An Integrative Literature Review, Elizabeth Swanson

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Complexity of treatment of older adults frequently suffering from comorbid chronic pain and depression necessitates a further understanding of how best to focus treatment for these conditions to increase functional ability, quality of life, social, physical, and emotional well-being. Nurse practitioners should be aware of how to best treat these patients. The question whether to treat the pain directly, treat the depression, or using combined treatment for both conditions is a barrier to effective treatment by clinicians.

Objectives: The purpose of this research is to compare the pharmacological treatment strategies and explore their differences, similarities, and effectiveness in improving ...


Grace Peterson Research Colloquium, Emma Pfeiffer 2017 DePaul University

Grace Peterson Research Colloquium, Emma Pfeiffer

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Mental illness is commonly under-diagnosed, misdiagnosed, or untreated, particularly in the elderly population. An expected population increase for those 65 years and older, increased in health care expenses coupled with the moral and ethical obligation of health care providers to promote quality of life at all ages makes investigation to alternative treatments in this population is worth investigating. The purpose of this literature review is to synthesize existing studies to clarify the following questions: What are the effects of pet therapy on those experiencing signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety? Why is pet therapy still lagging in validated studies ...


“I Feel Like I’M Drawing Strength From It”: Lived Experiences Of Filipino Elderly Participating In Craft-Making, Sharon B. Cajayon, Romeo Luis A. Macabasag, Norilyn Limchanco, Vanessa O. Umali, Ellayza N. Blas, Michelle S. Angulo, Cristine Joy A. Breguera, Nikka Angela A. De Guzman, Sheila N. Malapi, Emmalyn E. Quibote 2017 Our Lady of Fatima University

“I Feel Like I’M Drawing Strength From It”: Lived Experiences Of Filipino Elderly Participating In Craft-Making, Sharon B. Cajayon, Romeo Luis A. Macabasag, Norilyn Limchanco, Vanessa O. Umali, Ellayza N. Blas, Michelle S. Angulo, Cristine Joy A. Breguera, Nikka Angela A. De Guzman, Sheila N. Malapi, Emmalyn E. Quibote

The Qualitative Report

In this phenomenological study, we offer an insightful understanding of the lived experiences of seven (7) Filipino elderly participating in craft-making. We purposively selected the key informants from a municipality in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. The transcribed data gathered through a semi-structured in-depth interview was analyzed using Colaizzi’s approach. Six themes describing the lived experiences emerged: “Fostering friendship,” “Flourishing health,” “Furthering service,” “Facing aging with acceptance,” “Finding felicity and self-fulfillment,” “Feelings of belongingness and security.” Just like the sun, the elderly’s participation in craft-making serves as a nourishment for them. This exploration speaks to understanding the potential ...


Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Abilities Care Approach™ Training, Michelle DAmato, Sophie E. Miller, April Perez, Carmen Joaquin, Louiza Alexandria Villarina 2017 Dominican University of California

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Abilities Care Approach™ Training, Michelle Damato, Sophie E. Miller, April Perez, Carmen Joaquin, Louiza Alexandria Villarina

Student Research Posters

Approximately 50% of US nursing home residents have a diagnosis of dementia. Abilities Care Approach® was created by occupational therapists (OTs) to promote quality dementia care for residents in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are often the primary caregiver for residents with dementia. To ensure carryover of ACA principles, ACE dementia training was targeted towards CNAs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate Abilities Care Experts®(ACE) training program which provides CNAs with an occupation-based dementia care approach by focusing on the importance of occupational engagement and knowledge of dementia stages. Results indicated that ACE trained ...


Perceived Knowledge And Perceptions Of Palliative Care Among Advanced Practice Cardiac Providers, Jordan Vance 2017 Liberty University

Perceived Knowledge And Perceptions Of Palliative Care Among Advanced Practice Cardiac Providers, Jordan Vance

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

Providers of healthcare have continued to focus on addressing patients’ chronic health outcomes. When understanding how to manage chronic disease, there remains many opportunities in facilitation of better management. With such a wide range of individuals who suffer with a chronic condition, better management to address this population is essential. Palliative care aids in accomplishing this task. It was seen that there was a lack of education in relation to palliative care, with perceptions that continued to be a barrier to the utilization of the service. Due to the lack in education, the strongest barrier to palliative care service utilization ...


Active Ageing In Pakistan: Challenges And Opportunities, Samina Vertejee, Noureen Nasruddin Karamali 2017 Aga Khan Unviersity

Active Ageing In Pakistan: Challenges And Opportunities, Samina Vertejee, Noureen Nasruddin Karamali

Samina Vertejee

Abstract

The increasing number of ageing population is a signpost for re-directing the resources to ensure quality of life for elderly thus promoting active ageing. However, the challenges to achieve the goal outweigh the opportunities due to scarcity of resources. Several factors including, brain drain, poverty, lack of knowledge of elderly to protect their rights in association with poor state laws determines the poor quality of life for elderly in Pakistan. Although, the apparent scenario is quite unpleasant yet there are several opportunities such as improved crude birth and death rates, increased awareness about gerontology as a specialty care area ...


Reframing The Conceptual Model Of Telehealth Nursing For Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Luz Rivera 2017 DePaul University

Reframing The Conceptual Model Of Telehealth Nursing For Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Luz Rivera

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Of the huge influx of retirees expected in the next 10 years, the vast majority prefers aging in place; a concept commonly used to refer to the practice of remaining in a community-based setting as the changes of life unfold with age. Extant health systems currently fail to provide the structure to promote staying at home when increasing health care assistance or monitoring is needed. Clinical pilot studies using telehealth are providing evidence for improving patient healthcare provision and outcomes from the setting of the patient’s choice. As the landscape of healthcare changes with technological advances, nursing practice ...


Delirium Rates Increasing In Elderly Hospitalized Patients, Sarah Jane Soffel 2017 DePaul University

Delirium Rates Increasing In Elderly Hospitalized Patients, Sarah Jane Soffel

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Delirium commonly affects hospitalized elderly patients, and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity, among other detrimental outcomes. Delirium is increasing in prevalence, yet remains under detected. Many of the negative effects of hospitalization, such as immobility, dehydration, and polypharmacy, increase the risk for developing delirium. Early detection of delirium remains an important factor for treatment and reversal. The aim of the integrative literature review was to determine whether delirium rates are increasing among elderly hospitalized patients, as well as to identify risk factors associated with delirium and nursing interventions that may prevent the increasing prevalence of delirium. The study ...


Fall Prevention In The Inpatient Setting, Verna Bautista 2017 The University of San Francisco

Fall Prevention In The Inpatient Setting, Verna Bautista

Master's Projects and Capstones

Fall Prevention in the Inpatient Setting Abstract

This project focuses on patient and family fall prevention education through an educational brochure. 4South is a mixed medical/surgical and medical/surgical-telemetry unit, specializing in dialysis and stroke patients. Since January 2017, there has been eight falls on the unit. The project’s objective is to decrease the number of falls in 4South by 50% by the end of the 4th quarter 2017.

An identified weakness was inconsistent patient and family education. The CNL roles of data analyst and clinician were utilized. With the feedback from the Fall Task Force committee ...


Alzheimer's Disease, Kirstin Fortune 2017 Otterbein University

Alzheimer's Disease, Kirstin Fortune

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

This presentation is an overview on Alzheimer's disease. Signs, symptoms, pathophysiology and pharmaceuticals are all incorporated in this poster. The United States is planning to address the possible crisis of Alzheimer's with many initiatives.


Comparing Total Expenditures By Source Of Long-Term Services And Supports., Maresa R. Corder 2017 University of Louisville

Comparing Total Expenditures By Source Of Long-Term Services And Supports., Maresa R. Corder

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study compares total expenditures between beneficiaries enrolled in traditional Long-Term Care (LTC) and beneficiaries enrolled in Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in a Quasi-Experimental Simple Ex Post Facto study utilizing multiple linear regression with inverted propensity score weighting. The results demonstrated, during the two years of the study period, that total expenditures were on average $14,565.03 (with a p-value oflessfor the total two years of the study, for HCBS beneficiaries when compared to their LTC counterparts. There remains today a belief that expenditures of elderly, dual beneficiaries electing to age-in-place for supported self-care expend less than ...


Integrating Person Directed Care Into The Client Experience, Tammy L. Marshall Ms., Joann P. Reinhardt, Orah Burack, Audrey S. Weiner 2017 The New Jewish Home

Integrating Person Directed Care Into The Client Experience, Tammy L. Marshall Ms., Joann P. Reinhardt, Orah Burack, Audrey S. Weiner

Patient Experience Journal

Culture Change leaders in long term care have identified creative ways to implement a model of Person Directed Care to improve the client experience by providing choice, instilling dignity, and fostering deep relationships among its community members. One organization created an environment of care called ”The Small House” and educated its’ workforce using the Green House® Project Legacy Alignment program to redesign the organizational structure, experience and environment. Interviews were conducted with elders, staff, and family members (N=20) about their experiences living, working or visiting a Small House as compared to experiences in their previous dwelling, a traditional nursing ...


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.


A Descriptive Study Of The Elderly In California Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, David Berenschot 2017 California State University - San Bernardino

A Descriptive Study Of The Elderly In California Substance Abuse Treatment Programs, David Berenschot

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

As gerontologists may know, there are a great deal of studies and a variety of academic literature on the misuse of alcohol and prescription medication amongst the elderly population. While there is a plethora of information on alcohol and prescription misuse, there is little reported data about the prevalence of other substance misuse experienced by this population. This study aims to help to fill that gap in the data by using quantitative methods to describe the scope of substance abuse of individuals 55-years or older. This study utilizes data from the Treatment Data Set Admission (TEDS-A). The TEDS-A is 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 ...


Improving Communication And Satisfaction Through Hourly Rounds, Karen E. Sondeno 2017 University of San Francisco

Improving Communication And Satisfaction Through Hourly Rounds, Karen E. Sondeno

Master's Projects and Capstones

The focus of this CNL project is quality improvement using high quality hourly rounds to achieve improved patient satisfaction and communication with nurses. It was determined by reviewing survey results that patient satisfaction and nurse communication is below National levels. Data shows that rounds are not being done well on a medical unit before the improvement project. It is proven that patients receive and perceive higher quality care and communication with increased nurse presence at the bedside. The population of the medical unit has high numbers of confused/dementia, and dual-diagnosis patients. It was determined that the unit would benefit ...


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 ...


Pressure Ulcer Prevention: A Study To Measure The Effects Of Education On The Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Of Certified Nursing Assistants And Personal Care Assistants, Maggie Bristow 2017 Carroll College, Helena, MT

Pressure Ulcer Prevention: A Study To Measure The Effects Of Education On The Pressure Ulcer Knowledge Of Certified Nursing Assistants And Personal Care Assistants, Maggie Bristow

Nursing Undergraduate Theses

Background Pressure ulcers, also known as “decubitus ulcers”, “pressure injuries” or more commonly “bed sores” occur when a patient is sitting or lying on a pressure point for an extended period of time, resulting in skin breakdown (Cutugno et al. 2015). Pressure ulcers can occur in any age group but most commonly occur in the geriatric population, especially those who are bed- or wheel-chair bound (Venes 2015). Being a preventable issue, pressure ulcers are a huge problem and cost our healthcare system billions of dollars annually (Cutugno et al. 2015). Pressure Ulcers also cause patients to experience embarrassment, anxiety, depression ...


Treatment-Related Decisional Conflict, Quality Of Life, And Comorbid Illness In Older Adults With Cancer, Jeannette Kates, PhD, MSN, GNP-BC 2017 Thomas Jefferson University, College of Nursing

Treatment-Related Decisional Conflict, Quality Of Life, And Comorbid Illness In Older Adults With Cancer, Jeannette Kates, Phd, Msn, Gnp-Bc

Department of Nursing Posters

As the aging population in the nation increases, cancer diagnoses in this age group will also increase. The many chronic medical conditions associated with older adults are confounded by a diagnosis of cancer. Older adults with cancer are at risk for physical, psychological, and functional decline as a result of not only the cancer, but also the cancer treatment. In their current research agenda, the Oncology Nursing Society identified the need for research related to multiple comorbidities in older adults with cancer. This study utilized a cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational study design to explore the relationships between and among treatment-related decisional ...


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