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Developing Cultural Competency In Anesthesia Through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emma To 2018 University of Southern Mississippi

Developing Cultural Competency In Anesthesia Through Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Emma To

Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are the main anesthesia providers in over 70% of rural hospitals providing anesthesia. Each year, over 2,000 student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) graduate and continue as licensed CRNAs. This Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) project emphasizes the importance of developing culturally competent providers in anesthesia by promoting early outreach in cultural competence education of SRNAs. Cultural competence is described as possessing characteristics of congruent attitudes, awareness, and conduct that provides and enables effective skills in cross-cultural encounters. Encompassing cultural competency education early in the SRNAs profession may provide valuable lifelong cultural skills that will ...


Examining The Relationships Between Ethnicity, Palliative Care And Readmissions In The Heart Failure Population, Deanna Johnston 2018 University of San Diego

Examining The Relationships Between Ethnicity, Palliative Care And Readmissions In The Heart Failure Population, Deanna Johnston

Dissertations

Specific Aim: The aim of this dissertation is to analyze the relationships between ethnicity, palliative care consultation and readmissions in the heart failure population at a community hospital that serves a large diverse population.

Background: Hospitals struggle with preventing readmissions. There are many interventions that can be implemented to help prevent readmissions, and Palliative Care (PC) is one of those interventions. PC has many benefits including symptom management, improved communication through the healthcare continuum, understanding of illness and treatment options, and can be provided in conjunction with curative treatments. Heart failure is one of the most common readmission diagnoses. It ...


Teaching Compassionate Care: Nurse Educators' Perspectives, Jane Defazio 2018 Seton Hall University

Teaching Compassionate Care: Nurse Educators' Perspectives, Jane Defazio

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Background: The provision of compassionate care to patients is a core competency expected of nurses, thus nurse educators must help students develop the necessary skills, understanding and motivation to achieve that competency. These educators face the challenge of preparing student nurses for the realities of healthcare delivery, while fostering a meaningful understanding of what constitutes compassionate care in professional practice. They can influence their students both during clinical interaction with patients and through the academic nursing curriculum.

Problem: A considerable amount of research has been published on the value of providing compassionate nursing care; however, there is only minimal research ...


Improving Breast Health Care Through The Implementation Of A Nurse Navigator, Maria Watson 2018 The University of San Francisco

Improving Breast Health Care Through The Implementation Of A Nurse Navigator, Maria Watson

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

In a rural Northern California setting, a Clinical Nurse Leader intern was implemented as a designated Nurse Navigator (NN) for a regional breast health population. The global aim of this project is to improve care for potential and actual newly diagnosed breast cancer patients by increasing access to care, decreasing barriers, and improving timeliness of care. Using evidence based on an extensive scholarly literature review, the designated NN will accomplish the aim through care coordination, thereby improving patient outcomes, decreasing outmigration of care, and increasing the financial viability of the breast health program. The ultimate goal of the breast ...


Manager Leadership: Beginning At Novice, Kathy Bay 2018 The University of San Francisco

Manager Leadership: Beginning At Novice, Kathy Bay

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

To meet the current and anticipated nursing leadership gaps, there is a critical need for tools and programs to develop of future leaders. Unfortunately, there is a deficiency related to the preparation and readiness of novice nurse managers which impacts turnover, burnout, and the quality, safety and cost of care for patients. The aim of this Doctor of Nursing evidence-based change in practice project was to create an online training program that integrated two national nursing leadership competencies to assist the development of novice nurse managers as they transition to a formal leadership role.

A video-based module system with active ...


Ethics Education To Empower Nurses To Effectively Consult The Hospital Ethics Committee, Elaine L. Ware 2018 The University of San Francisco

Ethics Education To Empower Nurses To Effectively Consult The Hospital Ethics Committee, Elaine L. Ware

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Nurses interacting with patients and family members need support when the course of the patient’s care becomes uncertain or conflicted leading to ethical concerns. Educating nurses about the purpose of the Hospital Ethics Committees (HEC) may support nurses with ethical concerns, alleviate moral distress and improve job satisfaction. Utilizing the HEC for ethically challenging care situations enhances the professional practice and supports the code of ethics for nurses. HECs which are often underutilized can provide valuable resources for nurses. This DNP project sought to increase the number of nurses’ ethics consultations to the HEC after providing ethics education using ...


Building The Foundation Of A Mentoring Program For Chief Nurse Executives, Patricia Gooch 2018 The University of San Francisco

Building The Foundation Of A Mentoring Program For Chief Nurse Executives, Patricia Gooch

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

The chief nurse executive (CNE) is the senior leader whose primary responsibility is to assure quality of care and patient experience in acute care hospitals. Uncertainty in the political arena and further changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) highlight the need for hospitals to maintain continuity of leadership for the executive closest to patient care – the CNE. In a large and complex health system, the role of the CNE can be an overwhelming responsibility for seasoned professionals – and especially daunting if you are new to the role of CNE or new to an organization as an experienced CNE.

The ...


Ethics Education To Empower Nurses To Effectively Consult The Hospital Ethics Committee, Elaine L. Ware 2018 The University of San Francisco

Ethics Education To Empower Nurses To Effectively Consult The Hospital Ethics Committee, Elaine L. Ware

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Nurses interacting with patients and family members need support when the course of the patient’s care becomes uncertain or conflicted leading to ethical concerns. Educating nurses about the purpose of the Hospital Ethics Committees (HEC) may support nurses with ethical concerns, alleviate moral distress and improve job satisfaction. Utilizing the HEC for ethically challenging care situations enhances the professional practice and supports the code of ethics for nurses. HECs which are often underutilized can provide valuable resources for nurses. This DNP project sought to increase the number of nurses’ ethics consultations to the HEC after providing ethics education using ...


Hazardous Drug Administration In The Home Setting: Reducing Exposure Risks, Cynthia D. Huff MSN, RN, OCN, CRNI, CNL 2018 University of San Francisco

Hazardous Drug Administration In The Home Setting: Reducing Exposure Risks, Cynthia D. Huff Msn, Rn, Ocn, Crni, Cnl

Master's Projects and Capstones

Hazardous drug (HD) administration used to be contained in controlled-healthcare settings, however, the introduction of HDs for home administration has become a growing area of concern for home health agencies. The objectives of the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) project aims to improve homecare nurses' knowledge of HDs and improve competency with personal protective equipment (PPE). The microsystem provides short-term homecare services for acute and chronically-ill patients. One team leader, two home infusion coordinators, and twelve registered infusion nurses participated in learning about exposure risks and PPE use with HD administration. Kotter's 8-step change theory was used to develop behavior ...


Multifarious Interventions To Reduce Falls On The Medical-Surgical Units, Wenjie Ying 2018 The University of San Francisco

Multifarious Interventions To Reduce Falls On The Medical-Surgical Units, Wenjie Ying

Master's Projects and Capstones

The CNL project was conducted on the 56-bed adult medical-surgical units in a trauma center. There were total eight fall incidences from January to February. The SWOT analysis, stakeholder analysis, pre-educational survey, cost-effective analysis and root-cause analysis suggested in-depth training on multifaceted fall prevention. The objectives include reducing falls by 50%, increasing staff’s adherence to fall prevention protocols, boosting staff’s confidence in patient mobility, improving staff responsiveness and communication with meds in HCAHPS, and enhancing knowledge of medications’ side effects by May 14, 2018. The literature reviews indicated that the multicomponent preventative measures to prevent falls along with ...


Postoperative Delirium Education, Aaron Wede 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Postoperative Delirium Education, Aaron Wede

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Surgical patients, aged 65 and older, comprise the largest surgical population. Increased age correlates with an increased incidence of postoperative delirium. Postoperative delirium (POD) can drastically increase healthcare costs, length of hospital stay, and overall morbidity and mortality. A clinical reference tool was created to have available for perioperative staff members at a 200-bed community hospital in the Midwest. The tool describes risk factors, prevention methods, and treatment options for POD. The initial implementation of the project was achieved with a PowerPoint presentation which was created to summarize the information found in the literature review and to instruct perioperative staff ...


Advance Care Planning: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Education And The Veteran Population, Rhian Elizabeth Dalgord 2018 Northern Michigan University

Advance Care Planning: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Education And The Veteran Population, Rhian Elizabeth Dalgord

DNP Scholarly Projects

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation educational tools are prevalent in the realm of advance care planning and shared decision making. However, tools developed specifically in the interest of veterans are lacking. This deficit impedes the advance care planning process. Easy-to-use advance care planning tools that meet specific population needs can result in a threefold higher rate of usage. The purpose of this DNP scholarly project was to evaluate the use of the Honoring Healthcare Choices CPR educational handout through administration of the iDECIDE CPR Decision Aid Acceptability questionnaire to veterans (N=70) residing in a veterans nursing home in the Midwest. The iDECIDE ...


Effect Of Root Cause Analysis On Pre-Licensure, Senior-Level Nursing Students’ Safe Medication Administration Practices, Kristi Miller 2018 East Tennessee State University

Effect Of Root Cause Analysis On Pre-Licensure, Senior-Level Nursing Students’ Safe Medication Administration Practices, Kristi Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Aim: The aim of this study was to examine if student nurse participation in root cause analysis has the potential to reduce harm to patients from medication errors by increasing student nurse sensitivity to signal and responder bias.

Background: Schools of nursing have traditionally relied on strategies that focus on individual characteristics and responsibility to prevent harm to patients. The modern patient safety movement encourages utilization of systems theory strategies like Root Cause Analysis (RCA). The Patient Risk Detection Theory (Despins, Scott-Cawiezell, & Rouder, 2010) supports the use of nurse training to reduce harm to patients.

Method. Descriptive and inferential analyses of the demographic and major study variables were conducted. Validity and reliability assessments for the instruments were performed.

The Safe Administration of Medications-Revised Scale (Bravo, 2014) was used to measure sensitivity to signal. The Safety Attitudes Questionnaire (SAQ; Sexton et al., 2006) was used to assess responder bias; this was the first use of this instrument ...


Patient Perceptions Of Google Glass In The Outpatient Dermatology Setting, Sandra Odenheimer 2018 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

Patient Perceptions Of Google Glass In The Outpatient Dermatology Setting, Sandra Odenheimer

Doctoral Projects

Background: The ubiquitous use of electronic health record (EHRs) during medical office visits using a computer monitor and keyboard can be distracting and disrupt patient-healthcare provider (HCP) non-verbal eye contact cues, which are integral to effective communication. Provider use of a remote medical scribe with face-mounted eyeglass technology, such as Google Glass (GG), may preserve patient-HCP communication in the healthcare setting by allowing providers to access other parts of the patient’s EHR (e.g. laboratory results, current medications, immunization records) all while maintaining direct eye contact with their patients. The medical scribe is able to chart patient encounters in ...


Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Reduction For College Students, Mary Kathryn Dowling 2018 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

Sexually Transmitted Infection Risk Reduction For College Students, Mary Kathryn Dowling

Doctoral Projects

University students have been assessed through many sexual health lenses, but there is a paucity of research on the sexual health of community college students. This population may provide good access to at-risk youth, and opportunity to reverse steep climbs in sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates. This research project pilot tests a theory-based intervention employing social facilitation to reduce STI risk among college students. Fifty students were recruited from Human Sexuality courses to participate in a 60-minute workshop. Pre- and post-testing measured for change in STI knowledge, attitude towards safer sex, and self-efficacy for engaging in safer sex practices.

A ...


Can Using A Smartphone Application Improve The Ability Of Law Enforcement Officers To Recognize Commercially Sexually Exploited Children And Report Them To Child Welfare Authorities?, Sheree Goldman 2018 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice

Can Using A Smartphone Application Improve The Ability Of Law Enforcement Officers To Recognize Commercially Sexually Exploited Children And Report Them To Child Welfare Authorities?, Sheree Goldman

Doctoral Projects

The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a crime of abuse that is frequently unrecognized because mandated reporters may be unfamiliar with the indicators. Commercially sexually exploited minors participate in sex acts in exchange for money, goods, or services. At least 200,000 American children are believed to be victims of this crime each year (County Welfare Director Association of California, 2015). Victims often go undiscovered and experience significant health issues. A public health model is used to explain the context of victimization and the need for interdisciplinary collaboration to discover victims and connect them with needed services. A ...


An Exploration Of Barriers To Health Care Access Among Uninsured Patients: Using The Moderating Effect Of Patients’ Enablement, Enedelia Jessup 2018 Abilene Christian University

An Exploration Of Barriers To Health Care Access Among Uninsured Patients: Using The Moderating Effect Of Patients’ Enablement, Enedelia Jessup

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT On March 23, 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) to increase value of care, improve clinical outcomes, decrease health care costs, and increase affordability in health care access. The purpose of the study attempts to examine the moderating effects of patient enablement impacting barriers, low socio economic status, and unmet basic needs, toward health care access in uninsured populations post ACA. Only certain aspects of patient enablement in self-management of an individual’s health care goals have been conducted with uninsured populations with barriers toward health care access. The research design was a quantitative ...


Three Speeds Of Yoga And The Effects On Salivary Cortisol Levels In Female Nursing Students, Meagan Hennekens 2018 Northern Michigan University

Three Speeds Of Yoga And The Effects On Salivary Cortisol Levels In Female Nursing Students, Meagan Hennekens

All NMU Master's Theses

Purpose: Nursing students are prone to stress-related diseases, such as depression and anxiety, which are associated with chronically elevated cortisol levels due to the excessive firing of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis. This study assessed three speeds of yoga and how they acutely affected salivary cortisol levels within female nursing students. Methods: Students participated in three yoga sessions cadenced at different speeds in a non-randomized order: (i) standard-speed yoga (SSY), (ii) high-speed yoga (HSY), and (iii) slow-speed yoga (SLSY). Each class integrated sequencing concepts from the brahmana/langhana strategy (BLS) and the Para Yoga Blueprint (PYB). Cortisol samples were ...


Dnp Final Paper V 7.0 .Docx, Maria Timofeeva 2018 University of Massachusetts Boston

Dnp Final Paper V 7.0 .Docx, Maria Timofeeva

Maria Timofeeva

ABSTRACT
Background: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, the incidence of which is growing as the population ages. This disease is a significant cause of mortality and morbidity and is associated with comorbidities such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Current AF treatment guidelines recommend identifying possible reversible causes of AF such as OSA. The Atrial Fibrillation Quality Care Program is an outpatient transition clinic designed to provide individualized evidence-based care to patients with a new diagnosis of AF. A lack of consistency in screening for OSA was found to be present in this outpatient clinic. This project ...


Comparing The Side Effects Of Prescription Opioids And Medicinal Marijuana In The Treatment Of Chronic Pain, Callie Glenn, Ryan Bopp 2018 Carroll College - Helena

Comparing The Side Effects Of Prescription Opioids And Medicinal Marijuana In The Treatment Of Chronic Pain, Callie Glenn, Ryan Bopp

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Opioids are medications that interact with receptors in the central nervous system to provide pain relief, and have been a standard foundation for treatment of chronic pain since their discovery. But advancements in medical technology have led to the discovery of several alternatives to narcotics, one being medical marijuana. Cannabis has become increasingly pertinent in the medical field due to the medicinal and recreational legalization of the substance in several states. The purpose of this Evidence Based Practice Brief is to determine how the side effects of medical marijuana compared to those of opioid treatment affect quality of life for ...


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