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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 ...


The Effects Of In-Service Education On Workplace Incivility For Crnas, Tran King 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Effects Of In-Service Education On Workplace Incivility For Crnas, Tran King

Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects

Workplace incivility (WPI) affects many healthcare providers, including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. This project was an exploration of the prevalence, nature, and sources of WPI affecting CRNAs. The project’s intervention was an in-service education on WPI for CRNAs. The purposes of the project were to measure the effectiveness of the in-service education in increasing awareness of CRNAs about WPI; and to offer a practice change proposal in terms of a policy against WPI in the anesthesia department.

A Needs Assessment Survey and Demographic Data Information form were distributed from Survey Monkey to participants’ email by way of blind copy ...


Exploration And Description Of Faith Community Nurses’ Documentation Practices And Perceived Documentation Barriers., Susan M. Dyess, Donna M. Callaghan, Andra S. Opalinski Dr. 2017 Texas A & M University Corpus Christi

Exploration And Description Of Faith Community Nurses’ Documentation Practices And Perceived Documentation Barriers., Susan M. Dyess, Donna M. Callaghan, Andra S. Opalinski Dr.

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Purpose: Documentation within Faith Community Nursing is an expected aspect of the professional specialty but is under-studied. Findings in previously published studies suggest there is a lack of consistent documentation practices among FCNs. Therefore, the aim of this research study was to explore and describe documentation practices of FCNs, and identify the perceived barriers to documentation.

Methodology: This mixed methods research had both qualitative and quantitative components. The qualitative inquiry involved three live focus groups and three telephonic key informant interviews (n = 28). Conventional content analysis was used to examine all qualitative data. The quantitative inquiry involved a survey that ...


Reflection On Retention: An Evaluation Study On Minority Students’ Success In An Online Nursing Program, Amanda Hawkins, Elizabeth Frander, Melissa Young, Kaylen Deal 2017 Columbus State University

Reflection On Retention: An Evaluation Study On Minority Students’ Success In An Online Nursing Program, Amanda Hawkins, Elizabeth Frander, Melissa Young, Kaylen Deal

Perspectives In Learning

The United States nursing workforce faces a health care challenge for providing culturally competent care to the growing number of racial and ethnic minority groups. According to Gertner et al (2010), cultural competency in health care is defined as providing care to patients with diverse backgrounds to meet the social, cultural and linguistic needs. Research has shown that patients receive a higher level of culturally competent care from nurses who are from their own cultural background. Administrators and faculty working in Schools of Nursing must recognize this important fact and take action to ensure the admissions, progression, and graduation of ...


Evaluation Of A Video-Based Left Ventricular Assist Device Education Program For Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists And Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Andrew Gause, Zain Rehman 2017 DePaul University

Evaluation Of A Video-Based Left Ventricular Assist Device Education Program For Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists And Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Andrew Gause, Zain Rehman

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

No abstract provided.


Identifying The Factors For Acute Cardiac Arrest For Establishing A New Recognition Protocol In Detecting Pre-Arrest Symptoms, Sarah Power 2017 DePaul University

Identifying The Factors For Acute Cardiac Arrest For Establishing A New Recognition Protocol In Detecting Pre-Arrest Symptoms, Sarah Power

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Worsening physiological symptoms can easily go overlooked or unmanaged. The early detection of clinical signs that precede cardiac arrest can reduce the risk of worsening condition or death. Determining a nursing protocol to recognize pre-arrests symptoms would allow a systematic way to evaluate patients and their health status before adverse events occur.

Objectives: The purpose of an integrative literature review was to identify signs and symptoms that precede cardiac arrest, and to specify a recognition protocol that ameliorates patient care outcomes.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted undergoing an extensive search to identify acute cardiac arrest and ...


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 ...


Programs That Can Support Nurses To Reduce Compassion Fatigue And Secondary Traumatic Stress: An Integrative Literature Review, Molly Gruettner 2017 DePaul University

Programs That Can Support Nurses To Reduce Compassion Fatigue And Secondary Traumatic Stress: An Integrative Literature Review, Molly Gruettner

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Compassion allows a nurse to empathize with their patient and their family, but it does not prepare the nurse to cope with stressful events. Repeatedly being exposed to traumatizing events, pain, distress, and suffering can lead to nurse burn-out and fatigue. Compassion fatigue is a unique form of burnout and secondary traumatic stress (STS) encompasses ideas of compassion fatigue and the two terms are often used interchangeably. Objective: The goal of this systematic integrated literature review is to discover interventions to reduce compassion fatigue and STS in trauma nurses Methods: A systematic integrated literature review study was conducted using Ebscohost ...


Personality Traits, Perceived Stress, And Coping Mechanisms Of Emergency Department Nurses, Brittany Knipp 2017 DePaul University

Personality Traits, Perceived Stress, And Coping Mechanisms Of Emergency Department Nurses, Brittany Knipp

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

No abstract provided.


Barriers To Advance Directives, Anna Malia Connor Ticknor 2017 DePaul University

Barriers To Advance Directives, Anna Malia Connor Ticknor

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Advanced directives (ADs) are legal documents that allows an individual to document their specific wishes for medical care should they be unable to speak for themselves. The use of advanced directives has implications directing the course of end-of-life care affecting both the cost and direction of care. Advance directives can clarify confusion and provide guidance, but their implementation is not clearly defined within the healthcare system. Despite their implications, multiple surveys indicate these documents have limited use within the United States for reasons that are not easily isolated including lack of knowledge of advanced directives and lack of ...


Effective Methods For Domestic Violence Screening In The Emergency Department, Megan Bryan 2017 DePaul University

Effective Methods For Domestic Violence Screening In The Emergency Department, Megan Bryan

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: The CDC reports that one in four women and one in ten men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime that will have either a short-term or long-term impact on their well-being. Often the first place these victims are seen where they can receive help is the emergency department. Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrative literature review was to explore existing literature on domestic violence screening methods used in the emergency department and determine which methods prove most effective. Concurrently, this review examined the barriers to effective domestic violence screening and how nursing education ...


Intra-Operative Awareness With Recall Under General Anesthesia, Kelly Lannert, Dulcie Schippa 2017 DePaul University

Intra-Operative Awareness With Recall Under General Anesthesia, Kelly Lannert, Dulcie Schippa

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Anesthesia practitioners are familiar with awareness with recall (AWR) as a phenomenon, however, research has shown it is inadequately assessed, evaluated, and treated in patients receiving general anesthesia leading to significant undesired sequela.

Objectives: The purpose of this quality improvement project (QIP) was to attempt to improve the perceived knowledge and comfort of anesthesia practitioners relative to the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of patients with AWR, thus, closing the gap between knowledge and practice.

Method: The sample consisted of 150 anesthesia practitioners from the Northshore University HealthSystem. Pre-and post-test Likert-type surveys were used and uploaded into Qualtrics to ...


Improving Stress Echocardiogram Access For Patients With Low-Risk Chest Pain In The Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit, Rosalie Geronimo 2017 The University of San Francisco

Improving Stress Echocardiogram Access For Patients With Low-Risk Chest Pain In The Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit, Rosalie Geronimo

Master's Projects and Capstones

This paper attempts to demonstrate improved stress echocardiogram scheduling access for patients with low-risk chest pain in the Emergency Department Clinical Decision Unit.


Understanding The Blogging Practices Of Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (Ivf): A Discourse Analysis Of Women’S Ivf Blogs, Elizabeth Orr, Susan M. Jack, Wendy Sword, Sandra Ireland, Lois Ostolosky 2017 McMaster University

Understanding The Blogging Practices Of Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (Ivf): A Discourse Analysis Of Women’S Ivf Blogs, Elizabeth Orr, Susan M. Jack, Wendy Sword, Sandra Ireland, Lois Ostolosky

The Qualitative Report

Infertility and its associated treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), can have a profound impact on the emotional health and well-being of women desiring to become mothers. Researchers have measured the impact of infertility and described the experience of infertility and its treatment, leaving the rich descriptions of the IVF experience as captured in women’s blogs to be explored. This discourse analysis describes the blogging practices of women undergoing IVF, exploring both the content and function of the IVF blog discourse. Data were collected from the text of seven women’s blogs (n=1,149 blog posts) and resulted ...


Cultivating A Culture Of Compassion Among Newly Graduated Registered Nurses: An Evidence-Based Mobile Learning Toolkit, Benson Yeung 2017 The University of San Francisco

Cultivating A Culture Of Compassion Among Newly Graduated Registered Nurses: An Evidence-Based Mobile Learning Toolkit, Benson Yeung

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Empathy, kindness, and compassion are some of the humanistic values essential to nursing practice particularly in today’s patient and family-centric healthcare environment. A genuinely empathetic and caring relationship between a nurse and a patient not only enhances the quality and safety of care but also contributes to patient satisfaction, compliance to treatment, and overall health outcomes. Debate amongst educators and researchers continues to grow as to whether these uniquely humanistic values are innate or if they can be taught. How do nurses acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards the delivery of compassionate patient care? What strategies are best ...


Implementing Risk Tools To Prevent Hospital Readmission, Tara O'Connor 2017 The University of San Francisco

Implementing Risk Tools To Prevent Hospital Readmission, Tara O'Connor

Master's Projects and Capstones

Implementing Risk Tools to Prevent Hospital Readmission

Tara O’Connor

Abstract

Background: Readmission reduction is one of the most important opportunities for reducing cost in today’s health care system.

Global Aim: To operationalize risk tools to reduce hospital readmissions by 5 percent by the end of 2017.

Project Aim: To develop new transitions program (TP) processes that operationalizes the risk tools and ensures 70 percent of all readmission risk score patients referred receive a post discharge phone call within 48 hours, and are assessed for their risk of medication management issues as part of their initial assessment, by August ...


Pursuing Equity In Diabetes Population, Aisha Rawlinson 2017 The University of San Francisco

Pursuing Equity In Diabetes Population, Aisha Rawlinson

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Background

Poor glycemic control (HbA1c >8) overtime leads to microvascular and macrovascular complications after the first and third years respectively, ultimately resulting in death after five years (Karter, 2016). Current Kaiser Permanente (KP) data stratified by race, ethnicity, age, and gender shows a significant disparity gap between Hispanics/Latino and Caucasian populations. The Pursuing IHI initiative is over a 2-year period completed at a microsystem that is focusing on health equity practices to reduce disparity gaps.

Project aim

KP Riverside, microsystem selected has a large population of Hispanic/Latino KP members, with focus on health equity. The project aim ...


Improving Pain Management In The Cardiac Procedure Unit, Marisol Aquino 2017 The University of San Francisco

Improving Pain Management In The Cardiac Procedure Unit, Marisol Aquino

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract title: Improving Pain Management in the Cardiac Procedure Unit (CPU)

Unit: Cardiac Procedure Unit

Author: Marisol Aquino RN, BSN

Institution: University of San Francisco; Kaiser Permanente Nurse Scholars Academy; Kaiser Permanente Hospital, San Francisco (CNL practicum site).

Background Information

Cardiac Procedure Unit (CPU) specializes in the care of patients who are undergoing various cardiac procedures. The day-to-day operations are composed of Registered Nurses (RNs), Patient Care Technicians (PCTs), Unit Assistant (UA), and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) with an oversight from the Medical Director and Department Managers.

Patients’ perception of pain in the CPU has continually followed a “see-saw” pattern and ...


Aligning Theory And Evidence-Based Practices To Enhance Human Flourishing In Nurse Executives, Jim D'Alfonso 2017 University of San Francisco

Aligning Theory And Evidence-Based Practices To Enhance Human Flourishing In Nurse Executives, Jim D'Alfonso

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Today’s nurse executives lead highly complex and bureaucratic organizations undergoing sweeping reform at an unprecedented rate of change. Change and high levels of stress are the norm in health care, and ineffective stress management can hinder organizational performance and adversely impact personal wellbeing. The risks of nurse executive burnout and unprecedented turnover led to the development of a 4-hour program to teach theory-guided and evidence-based stress management techniques. The program was intended to increase awareness, enhance effective stress management skills, and improve the nurse executive’s ability to flourish in high stress environments. A pre-intervention and 6-month post-intervention assessment ...


Acute Bronchospasm Under General Anesthesia, Cody Rasmussen 2017 Otterbein University

Acute Bronchospasm Under General Anesthesia, Cody Rasmussen

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

An acute bronchospasm during general anesthesia can become a life-threatening intraoperative condition for any patient. Bronchospasm occurs when the bronchial smooth muscle constricts which makes ventilating the patient difficult, and can ultimately lead to hypoventilation, hypoxemia, and metabolic acidosis. It’s imperative for any anesthesia provider to understand what a bronchospasm is, its pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and algorithm of treatments. This poster presentation provides a summary based discussion of acute bronchospasm under general anesthesia.


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