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Psychological Preparedness And Resilience Of Palestinians' University Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey, Nizar B. Said, Mohammed Hayek, Adnan L. Sarhan, Jamal Qaddumi, Fadi Zaben, Aidah Alkaissi, Aseel Alsayed, Hammoda Abu-Odah 2024 Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine

Psychological Preparedness And Resilience Of Palestinians' University Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey, Nizar B. Said, Mohammed Hayek, Adnan L. Sarhan, Jamal Qaddumi, Fadi Zaben, Aidah Alkaissi, Aseel Alsayed, Hammoda Abu-Odah

Palestinian Medical and Pharmaceutical Journal

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant threat to the worldwide population. Although several studies have been conducted targeting the diverse population, such as healthcare professionals and students, no study available to date sheds light on the academic and administrative staff who have experienced stress due to daily academic activities, such as using online platforms for teaching and learning. Objectives: This study aims to investigate the resilience and psychological preparedness of Palestinian university staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey mode was applied. A convenience sampling was used to present academic and administrative university staff in …


Enhancing Newer Nicu Nurse Confidence With Resuscitation Through High-Fidelity, In-Situ Crisis Resource Management, Karen Rose 2024 University of San Diego

Enhancing Newer Nicu Nurse Confidence With Resuscitation Through High-Fidelity, In-Situ Crisis Resource Management, Karen Rose

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Neonatal resuscitation is a low-volume, high-risk occurrence. Given the infrequency of resuscitation, newer neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses may have little to no exposure to neonatal resuscitation events. This can lead to a lack of confidence in resuscitation skills, contributing to burnout, poor patient outcomes, and the potential for nursing turnover. This evidence-based practice project, guided by the Iowa Model Revised: Evidence-Based Practice to Promote Excellence in Health Care, focused on enhancing the perceived confidence in neonatal resuscitation skills among newer NICU nurses. To achieve this, multidisciplinary, high-fidelity, in-situ neonatal resuscitation crisis resource management (CRM) simulated events were implemented. …


Evaluation Of Breastfeeding Interventions To Improve Duration In Women At Risk For Breastfeeding Attrition, Anthonia Anukam 2024 Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville Georgia

Evaluation Of Breastfeeding Interventions To Improve Duration In Women At Risk For Breastfeeding Attrition, Anthonia Anukam

The Corinthian

Children that are optimally breastfed have the healthiest start in life. The World Health Organization and the CDC recommend that mothers optimally breastfeed. Benefits of breastfeeding to children include the receipt of antibodies, reduction of ear, respiratory, and gastrointestinal infections, decreased sudden infant death syndrome, allergies, diabetes, and childhood leukemia. Several research studies have reported a strong positive correlation between breastfeeding and reduced infant morbidity and mortality. Evidence illustrates that the health benefits from breastfeeding are dose-dependent, thus the longer the breastfeeding duration the greater the acquisition of the enumerated benefits. However, premature cessation of breastfeeding less than the WHO …


Unlocking The Potential Of Peripartum Handoff: Standardizing Nurse Knowledge Exchange (Nke), Kiana Killian 2024 The University of San Francisco

Unlocking The Potential Of Peripartum Handoff: Standardizing Nurse Knowledge Exchange (Nke), Kiana Killian

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem The absence of a structured and standardized handoff during patient transfers may result in the unintentional omission of patient information, medical errors and adverse events. No standardized bedside handoff process, referred to as Nurse Knowledge Exchange (NKE), was observed in Hospital A’s peripartum mesosystem during patient transfers from the Labor and Delivery (L&D) unit to the Postpartum unit. Context Hospital A is a medium-sized urban hospital located in Northern California. The peripartum mesosystem includes 21 postpartum rooms and nine laboring rooms. Intervention Through the recruitment of stakeholder engagement, review of literature supporting evidence-based practices, and a mesosystem assessment, a …


Raising The Bar: Optimizing Peripartum Handoff Through Standardized Nurse Knowledge Exchange (Nke), Kimberly Martinez RN 2024 University of San Francisco

Raising The Bar: Optimizing Peripartum Handoff Through Standardized Nurse Knowledge Exchange (Nke), Kimberly Martinez Rn

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem Hospital X’s peripartum microsystem has no policy guiding the Nurse Knowledge Exchange (NKE) process. Variability in handoffs during patient transfers could lead to medical errors and adverse events. This quality improvement (QI) project aims to pilot a standardized handoff guide to improve nurse communication and avoid adverse patient outcomes following patient transfers. Context The setting for this QI project was a peripartum mesosystem at an urban hospital located in Northern California with 21 postpartum rooms and nine labor rooms. Intervention The project employed a systematic approach that involved engaging stakeholders, analyzing microsystems, reviewing literature, and analyzing data to identify …


Standardizing Nurse Knowledge Exchange In The Peripartum Mesosystem, Gabrielle Ann Romena 2024 The University of San Francisco

Standardizing Nurse Knowledge Exchange In The Peripartum Mesosystem, Gabrielle Ann Romena

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem Handoff report is a significant source of medical error, as reported by the Joint Commission. As it stands, Hospital A’s peripartum mesosystem has no standardized policy regarding the Nurse Knowledge Exchange (NKE) process. Context Hospital A is an urban tertiary care medical center in San Francisco, with its peripartum mesosystem divided into two floors with a total of 35 dedicated beds. Intervention Stakeholder engagement, literature review, and mesosystem analysis identified potential barriers to bedside NKE. To address the identified causes, the project implemented a standardized handoff guide and staff education. Measures The outcome measured was comprehensiveness of NKE as …


Enhancing Peripartum Care Through Standardized Nurse Knowledge Exchange, Gabriela Ochoa 2024 The University of San Francisco

Enhancing Peripartum Care Through Standardized Nurse Knowledge Exchange, Gabriela Ochoa

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem Inconsistent handoff practices during patient transfers can cause mistakes and adverse outcomes. Hospital A's peripartum unit has no set policy for Nurse Knowledge Exchange (NKE) during transfers. This project will introduce a standard handoff guide to enhance communication and prevent harmful results after patient transfers.

Context The quality improvement project was conducted in a peripartum mesosystem within an urban hospital in Northern California. This specific area of the hospital comprised 21 postpartum rooms and nine laboring rooms.

Intervention The project involved a methodical strategy that encompassed engaging stakeholders, conducting a literature review, and analyzing data to pinpoint areas for …


Parents And Health Care Teams Perceptions Of Communication In Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, marjan mardani, haydeh heidari 2024 Associate professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Nursing, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Parents And Health Care Teams Perceptions Of Communication In Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Marjan Mardani, Haydeh Heidari

The Qualitative Report

Parents experience a lot of stress in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Then effective communication between parents and members of the care team is an essential component of improving the quality of care. The present study was conducted by qualitative exploratory research method for explaining parents and health care teams' perceptions of communication in NICU. We selected 39 participants by purposive sampling. We collected data through in-depth semi-structured, face-to-face interviews. The transcripts were analysed using the conventional content analysis approach. Three themes were obtained by analyzing the data included, the nature of communication, the theme of factors affecting successful …


Building Trust To Extinguish Burnout: A Qualitative Study Of Hospital, State, And Federal Policies That Impact Pediatric Nurse Burnout In Connecticut, Cecelia Angelica Morello 2024 Trinity College

Building Trust To Extinguish Burnout: A Qualitative Study Of Hospital, State, And Federal Policies That Impact Pediatric Nurse Burnout In Connecticut, Cecelia Angelica Morello

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis explores how federal and state governments, as well as individual hospitals, respond or fail to respond to pediatric nurse burnout. The problem of nurse burnout is not new, and can cause nurses to make mistakes on shift, experience increased anxiety and depression, and increase risk of patient death or injury. Solutions to burnout in healthcare workers have been organized at the hospital, state, and federal government level. However, this thesis examines a lack of research on pediatric nurse burnout more specifically. After reviewing the national landscape of hospital-based solutions, short-term policy solutions, and long-term policy solutions, I examine …


Implementation Of A Doula-Supported Postpartum Wellness Toolkit In A Black Community-Based Maternal Wellness Program, Janice Luethje, Leslie Torres 2024 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Implementation Of A Doula-Supported Postpartum Wellness Toolkit In A Black Community-Based Maternal Wellness Program, Janice Luethje, Leslie Torres

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects: College of Nursing

Objective: The objective of this project was to expand the areas of focus within a maternal wellness program at a Black community center and to evaluate the satisfaction levels of the doulas who utilized the material during postpartum home visits. The toolkit covers a range of postpartum topics in the areas of nutrition, exercise, sexual health, mindfulness, and social support as well as a postpartum mental health screening tool.

Design: This quality improvement project included three distinct phases: The pre-implementation phase, the implementation phase, and the post-implementation phase.

Setting: The project location was a Black community center in Lincoln, Nebraska. …


Exploring The Nexus: The Influence Of Acculturation And Stress On Infant Outcomes Among Hispanic And Black/African American Adolescents, Mia I. Moreno 2024 University of Texas at Arlington

Exploring The Nexus: The Influence Of Acculturation And Stress On Infant Outcomes Among Hispanic And Black/African American Adolescents, Mia I. Moreno

2024 Spring Honors Capstone Projects

Numerous studies on acculturation and acculturative stress exist; however, findings are inconsistent and overlook an exploration of differences between Hispanic and Black/African American (B/AA) adolescents’ acculturation, stress, and birth outcomes. Despite societal and cultural challenges for both minorities, Hispanic women typically have positive birth outcomes comparable to White women, but B/AA women show an increased risk for negative birth outcomes. Further, minority and adolescent childbearing women frequently receive fewer prenatal care (PNC) visits than recommended which may impact birth outcomes. Therefore, my study sought to compare Hispanic and B/AA women’s birth outcomes assessing acculturation and stress and examine the relationship …


Increasing Ob/Gyn Clinic Nursing Staff Knowledge And Comfort Level In Providing Breastfeeding Education, Nancy Moore 2024 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Increasing Ob/Gyn Clinic Nursing Staff Knowledge And Comfort Level In Providing Breastfeeding Education, Nancy Moore

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

There are well known benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child, yet the educational support from providers during prenatal visits is not consistent or well-documented. An educational presentation discussing guidelines of breastfeeding education, common breastfeeding problems and barriers to breastfeeding was developed and presented to a “Baby Friendly” hospital-based OB/GYN clinic staff at an urban St. Louis hospital. The goal was to increase staff knowledge and comfort providing education and resources surrounding breastfeeding to be used to increase discussion of breastfeeding during prenatal and postpartum visits. Evaluation of pre and posttest data showed an increase in knowledge regarding managing …


Using Simulation To Enhance Undergraduate Nursing Education, Lori Prewitt Moore, Candice N. Selwyn 2024 University of South Alabama

Using Simulation To Enhance Undergraduate Nursing Education, Lori Prewitt Moore, Candice N. Selwyn

CoTL 2024 Posters

This poster presentation will discuss the implementation of simulation-based education in the undergraduate nursing curriculum to increase preparedness in caring for adolescent patients with symptoms of depression and suicidal ideation. This topic aligns with the conference’s theme by identifying the importance of introducing nursing students to urgent and life-threatening simulated healthcare events prior to graduation. The plan for this presentation is to impart information to others regarding the use of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning’s standards of best practice when implementing innovative, simulation-based education for nursing students. The outcome and objectives for this presentation is to …


Discriminative Nursing Care Practices Towards Patients With Opioid Use Disorder In The Hospital Setting: How Knowledge And Social Attitudes Impact Care Delivery, Jeanne Adam Bernier 2024 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Discriminative Nursing Care Practices Towards Patients With Opioid Use Disorder In The Hospital Setting: How Knowledge And Social Attitudes Impact Care Delivery, Jeanne Adam Bernier

Doctoral Dissertations

Discriminative nursing care (DNC) practices towards patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) is a current phenomenon negatively affecting patient care and patient outcomes. It leads to delays in care, insufficient pain control, and feelings of guilt and shame, and it is linked to self-isolation, social isolation, social rejection, and even unemployment and housing disruption which perpetuate a dangerous cycle of inequity that is hard to overcome. In some cases, OUD stigmatization even increases morbidity and mortality rates. OUD stigmatization and discrimination are real problems in today’s health care climate due to the vast number of people affected by OUD and …


Telehealth: A Rising Intervention For Latina Mothers Experiencing Prenatal And Postpartum Depression, Britney Gutierrez 2024 Dominican University of California

Telehealth: A Rising Intervention For Latina Mothers Experiencing Prenatal And Postpartum Depression, Britney Gutierrez

Nursing | Student Research Posters

Abstract: Background: Postpartum depression (PPD) is high among Latina women but often goes unrecognized and untreated. Recognition and management of PPD in this population is crucial as PPD contributes to negative health effects on the mother and infant. Purpose: This research aims to look into telehealth to improve screening methods and treatment for Latina mothers through a Spanish mobile health application that will provide screening and education on PPD. Method: This mixed-method quality improvement study will include 300 participants from an OB-GYN and Pediatrics community clinic, > 18 years old, of Hispanic/Latino ethnicity, Spanish speaking, currently pregnant, or had a child …


Educational Campaign: Using Exercise To Prevent Postpartum Depression, Ruth Platt 2024 University of Texas at Tyler

Educational Campaign: Using Exercise To Prevent Postpartum Depression, Ruth Platt

MSN Capstone Projects

Postpartum depression is one of the most common medical ailments surrounding childbirth. It affects up to 20% of postpartum women and has detrimental effects not only on the mother but her infant and family as well (Navas et al., 2021). Currently, the medical community takes a reactive approach to postpartum depression by screening and treating cases of postpartum depression as they occur. An evidence-based search of peer-reviewed articles found that exercise in the perinatal period had a positive effect on maternal mental health and decreased postpartum depression scores. This is especially true for women who have a history of depression …


The Effectiveness Of Dexmedetomidine As An Adjunct In Spinal Anesthesia For Pain Relief In Cesarean Patients: A Scoping Review, Tyler Polanco BSN, RN, William Riley BSN, RN, Michelle Russell BSN, RN, Christina Samson BSN, RN, Bria Sharp BSN, RN, Dwayne Accardo DNP, CCRNA, FAANA 2024 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The Effectiveness Of Dexmedetomidine As An Adjunct In Spinal Anesthesia For Pain Relief In Cesarean Patients: A Scoping Review, Tyler Polanco Bsn, Rn, William Riley Bsn, Rn, Michelle Russell Bsn, Rn, Christina Samson Bsn, Rn, Bria Sharp Bsn, Rn, Dwayne Accardo Dnp, Ccrna, Faana

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

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Food Insecurity Screening Of Families In A Level Iii Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Katelyn P. Vawter RN, BSN, RNC-NIC, Megan Ortiz RN, BSN, Bobby Bellflower DNSc, NNP-BC, FAANP 2024 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Food Insecurity Screening Of Families In A Level Iii Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Katelyn P. Vawter Rn, Bsn, Rnc-Nic, Megan Ortiz Rn, Bsn, Bobby Bellflower Dnsc, Nnp-Bc, Faanp

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Full Study Title: Food Insecurity Screening of Families in a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Background: Early infancy food insecurity (FI) is linked to poor health later in life, and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) are often overlooked. Routine FI screening can help identify and assist the families suffering from FI seen in the NICU before being discharged home.

Purpose: The aim was to identify if families were assessed for FI by social workers or if they were more likely to report FI in a brief survey.

Method: A randomized chart review of social work notes for 30 NICU …


Implementation Of Telemedicine In A Level Iii Nicu To Reduce Transfer Of Infants, Jennifer L. Welch 2024 University of Texas at Tyler

Implementation Of Telemedicine In A Level Iii Nicu To Reduce Transfer Of Infants, Jennifer L. Welch

MSN Capstone Projects

In July 2012, a hospital located in North Texas opened its 9 bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Level II NICU is limited to the admission of infants with a gestational age of 32 weeks and above. There has been tremendous growth and expansion of the NICU resulting in an expansion to 13 licensed beds and gaining Level III NICU designation in 2017. Level III designation enables the care of infants that are 23 weeks or greater and have more complex medical conditions to be cared for. In the current competitive market of health care services, it is …


The Impact Of Kangaroo Care On Exclusive Breastfeeding In Premature Infants, Colleen Larue 2024 University of Texas at Tyler

The Impact Of Kangaroo Care On Exclusive Breastfeeding In Premature Infants, Colleen Larue

MSN Capstone Projects

This benchmark project emphasizes the crucial imperative of promoting exclusive breastfeeding among preterm and low birth weight infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Despite the well-documented benefits, exclusive breastfeeding rates remain disappointingly low. This evidence-based project focuses on early intervention through kangaroo care to bolster exclusive breastfeeding rates, with the overarching aim of enhancing infant outcomes and mitigating risks of mortality and morbidity. Engaging key stakeholders, including NICU leadership, nursing staff, lactation consultants, and families, is paramount for the successful implementation of the program. The project presents a detailed implementation plan encompassing various phases, from admission procedures to sustainability …


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