Perceptions Of Renal Disease Risk Among African Americans: A Review Of The Literature, 2016 Duke University School of Nursing
Perceptions Of Renal Disease Risk Among African Americans: A Review Of The Literature, Casey L. Migliore, Julie Barroso, Allison Vorderstrasse
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice
African Americans are disproportionately at risk for renal disease, especially those with type 2 diabetes (McDonough et al., 2011). Despite this disease disparity, the literature lacks research on renal disease awareness and risk perceptions among African Americans with type 2 diabetes. Therefore, a literature review guided by the Common Sense Model was conducted to review and synthesize the literature on African Americans’ awareness of renal disease and existing risk perceptions, capturing sociocultural factors in the African American community that could influence the development of those risk perceptions. The literature identified an overall lack of knowledge about renal disease risk factors ...
Using A Data Quality Framework To Clean Data Extracted From The Electronic Health Record: A Case Study., 2016 University of Colorado, College of Nursing, Anschutz Medical Campus
Using A Data Quality Framework To Clean Data Extracted From The Electronic Health Record: A Case Study., Oliwier Dziadkowiec, Tiffany Callahan, Mustafa Ozkaynak, Blaine Reeder, John Welton
eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes)
Objectives: Examine (1) the appropriateness of using a data quality (DQ) framework developed for relational databases as a data-cleaning tool for a dataset extracted from two EPIC databases; and (2) the differences in statistical parameter estimates on a dataset cleaned with the DQ framework and dataset not cleaned with the DQ framework.
Background: The use of data contained within electronic health records (EHRs) has the potential to open doors for a new wave of innovative research. Without adequate preparation of such large datasets for analysis, the results might be erroneous, which might affect clinical decision making or results of Comparative ...
The Tree Of Life Model Of Faith-Based Living: A Practice Model For Faith Community Nursing, 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi
The Tree Of Life Model Of Faith-Based Living: A Practice Model For Faith Community Nursing, Marcus M. Gaut
International Journal of Faith Community Nursing
The advancement of nursing practice is supported by a plethora of theories, conceptual models, and theoretical frameworks. Additionally, the complexity of nursing and the profession’s ability to respond to diverse manifestations of patient or client response to illness manifests in a number of specialty areas of practice. Faith Community Nursing is a specialty area of nursing practice that appears to lack a specific conceptual model upon which to support the faith-based practice of Faith Community Nurses. The Tree of Life Model of Faith-Based Living, an adaptation of the Activities of Living Model, supports the faith-based practice of Faith Community ...
Church-Based Health Education: Topics Of Interest, 2016 Western Kentucky University
Church-Based Health Education: Topics Of Interest, Cathy H. Abell
International Journal of Faith Community Nursing
Seventy-seven percent of American adults identify with a specific church affiliation (Pew Research Center, 2015). This offers support for the development of health ministry programs in church settings as a venue to offer a variety of health services in a convenient, comfortable location in the community. When thinking of implementing a health ministry program including health education and other services, it is important to spend time on planning and getting input from others. This article describes a descriptive correlational research study conducted to examine interest of church members in regards to the implementation of a health ministry program. Findings indicate ...
Use Of The Patient Whiteboard To Improve Communication Of Pain Medication Schedule, Carmela Gonzalez-Shalaby Msn, Rn
Despite advances in treatment, pain remains a significant problem in healthcare today. Sub-optimal pain management results in poor patient outcomes and patient satisfaction, culminating in decreased quality of life and financial loss for the health care facility. An important component of pain management is transparent and timely health care team/ patient communication. This project aims to improve patient satisfaction in pain management by incorporating pain medication last given and next available times on patient whiteboards. The targeted floor was a busy post-op medical floor in a medium sized community hospital. Staff were educated with short educational sessions, educational pamphlets ...
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, 2016 Otterbein University
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Maria A. Hendrix
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic and often disabling condition that is seen in many patients seeking pain management. The condition leaves patients in excruciating pain that is disproportionate to the inciting injury. In addition, patients with this pain disorder experience abnormal sensations such as cold and heat allodynia, hyperalgesia, edema, abnormal sudomotor activity and trophic changes (D. Lee et al., 2015). CRPS disproportionally affects four times as many women as men (Alexander, Peterlin, Perreault, Grothusen, & Schwartzman, 2012). There are two types of CRPS: type 1, often referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), is not evident of ...
Implementing Ways To Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Infections (Cautis), 2016 University of San Francisco
Implementing Ways To Reduce Catheter-Associated Urinary Infections (Cautis), Maryam Keyhani
Center for Control and Disease Prevention (CDC), estimates that 40% of all Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are related to Hospital-acquired Infections (HAIs) (CDC, 2013). The Facility where the project was done consists of oncology, orthopedic, medical-surgical, telemetry, incentive care, and step-down units. This hospital with 242 licensed beds has approximately 51,571 ER visits and a total of 10,606 admissions per year.The prevalence of Cather-associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) on the 4th floor, the medical-surgical unit with 42 beds was significantly higher than other units. The hospital goal is to increase patient safety and satisfaction as well ...
An Interdisciplinary Approach To Reducing Falls: Utilizing Team Huddles And Visual Aids To Increase Nursing Staff And Patient Knowledge On T.E.A.M. Fall Risk Interventions, 2016 University of San Francisco
An Interdisciplinary Approach To Reducing Falls: Utilizing Team Huddles And Visual Aids To Increase Nursing Staff And Patient Knowledge On T.E.A.M. Fall Risk Interventions, Jennifer A. Viernes
One of the most important aspects of patient safety is the prevention of patient falls (PFs). PFs are a never event and are preventable. The project addresses the ongoing increase in PFs on a medical-surgical oncology unit in an inpatient hospital setting. The increase in PFs created urgency to provide solutions to these preventable circumstances. This Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) led the project and conducted a comprehensive microsystem assessment of the potential causes of PFs calling for further investigation of the unit’s current fall policy. After conducting two surveys of both the nursing staff (NS) and patients’ knowledge of ...
The Use Of Personalized Whiteboards In The Inpatient Acute Care Setting And Their Effect On Patient And Nurses Perception Of Communication, Cheryl Karn
A microsystem assessment of two inpatient medical-surgical wards in a medical facility determined a majority of nurses reported dissatisfaction with the amount and type of communication with the interdisciplinary team. This, along with a review of Press-Ganey scores from the inpatient wards, revealed patients reported decreased satisfaction when asked if “nurses kept me informed”, compared to previous quarterly reports as well as other VA facilities. Multiple studies have shown the benefit of personalized whiteboards (PWs) at the patient bedside in improving not only communication but also safety and patient outcomes. A PW was developed by the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL ...
Implementing Change To Decrease The Re-Admission Rate For Clients Of A Care Transition Program, 2016 University of San Francisco
Implementing Change To Decrease The Re-Admission Rate For Clients Of A Care Transition Program, Aileen Tran
The clinical nurse leader (CNL) internship project’s purpose is to implement a change to decrease readmission for clients in a care transition program, thereby improving quality of life. This care transition program aids with the transition from hospital to home for adults. The microsystem is composed of public health nurses, volunteers, student interns, supervisors, and an administrative assistant. The aim statement for this change project is to improve patient safety by decreasing readmission rates by implementing an initial follow-up phone call within one day of discharge in 75% of the care transition clients by April 30, 2016. This project ...
Competency Guide For Intrathecal Pump Nurses, 2016 Seton Hall University
Competency Guide For Intrathecal Pump Nurses, Christine Tevlin
Seton Hall University DNP Final Projects
There is a strong need for healthcare providers to improve the quality of care, which benefits not only patients but the whole population. Due to the increasing cost of health insurance, society is forced to bear the cost of poor care for patients. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) stunned the nation in 1999 with, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System” which reported that between 44,000 and 98,000 people die each year from preventable medical errors (IOM, 1999). Since then there has been a move in the direction of accountability and quality care for patients. This ...
Nurse Faculty Job Satisfaction: Development And Evaluation Of The Nurse Educator Satisfaction Index, 2016 Kennesaw State University
Nurse Faculty Job Satisfaction: Development And Evaluation Of The Nurse Educator Satisfaction Index, Annette J. Jackson
Doctorate of Nursing Science Dissertations
NURSE FACULTY JOB SATISFACTION: DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION
NURSE EDUCATOR SATISFACTION INDEX
The nursing faculty shortage in American is predicted to worsen in the near future. This faculty shortage negatively impacts nursing practice by limiting the numbers of students admitted to nursing programs, and hindering efforts to build a nursing workforce sufficient in number to care for an aging patient population. Guided by Hagedorn’s Framework of Faculty Job Satisfaction, this descriptive, correlational study sought to validate a researcher-developed instrument to measure job satisfaction in a sample of Georgia nurse educators. A web-based survey was distributed to full-time ...
Predicting Nclex-Rn Performance : An Exploration Of Student Demographics, Pre-Program Factors, And Nursing Program Factors., 2016 University of Louisville
Predicting Nclex-Rn Performance : An Exploration Of Student Demographics, Pre-Program Factors, And Nursing Program Factors., Heather Davis Mitchell
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Nursing programs are experiencing a decline in National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) pass rates among graduates. While researchers have attempted to identify predictors of performance on the NCLEX-RN, identification of predictors remains elusive. Although the literature is replete with studies exploring NCLEX-RN predictors, prediction under the new 2013 NCLEX test plan and passing standards is not well established. Considering the ever-evolving diversity in students, combined with recent changes in the NCLEX-RN, further exploration of predictors of performance is warranted. Using a correlational design, the study sought to identify the predictors of NCLEX-RN performance for Bachelors of Science ...
Positive Deviance, Contraceptive Self-Efficacy And Social Desirability In Sexually Active Adolescent Females : A Mixed Methods Approach., Ashley D. Miller
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Unintended pregnancy is an issue that impacts women of all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses. It also impacts the child that results and the society in which they live. In the United States, adolescents experience unintended pregnancy more than adolescents in other countries. The purpose of this dissertation was to explore the factors that contribute to successful contraceptive use among adolescent females (ages 13-18) seeking reproductive health services at a local family planning clinic. The theoretical framework of contraceptive self-efficacy (CSE) was used to frame this understanding. The exploration was conducted in three ways: a critical review of the literature ...
Exploring Asian Indian's Perceptions Regarding Organ Donation, 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice
Exploring Asian Indian's Perceptions Regarding Organ Donation, Sandip Suprai
Organ donation saves many lives and gives many people a second chance at life. With over 123,000 candidates on the organ transplant list, it is crucial to increase organ awareness in an effort to increase organ allocation. The growing Asian Indian population in the United States along with low rates of organ donation in this unique cultural group provides an opportunity to explore perceptions and barriers that may exist. This study will explore the perceptions of Asian Indians regarding organ donation. Findings will provide much needed data for interventions to educate and promote organ awareness in this ethnic group ...
Teaching And Evaluation Of Suicidal Assessment, Five-Step Evaluation And Triage (Safe-T) In The Emergency Department, 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice
Teaching And Evaluation Of Suicidal Assessment, Five-Step Evaluation And Triage (Safe-T) In The Emergency Department, Evangeline Rico
Suicide remains to be a global and a national problem, and it continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States (U.S.) The Emergency Department (ED), being the gateway to the hospital can provide a great opportunity to assess each patient for suicidal ideation, and evaluate if patients present with risk factors for suicide. The competency of the ED staff plays a critical role in early recognition of patients who are at risk, and in implementing a plan of care for those with positive screens. However, researchers showed that knowledge deficit and lack of ...
The Impact Of Intensive Case Management On Hospice Utilization, 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice
The Impact Of Intensive Case Management On Hospice Utilization, Debra Lowry Hummel
Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine if patients enrolled in multi-disciplinary intensive case management program (ImPACT) alter the patient’s end-of-life path or setting of death.
Methods: The quality improvement project is a quantitative retrospective study that compared patients receiving standard primary care vs intensive case management (ImPACT) during 2/2013-1/2014. It is a secondary analysis of a larger study of a quality improvement evaluation that took place at the Veterans Administration facility in Palo Alto, Ca.
Results: Among the 82 patients who died, 19 were enrolled in ImPACT for approximately 249 days compared to 63 ...
Therapeutic Listening Communication In Children With Autism And Hyperacusis, 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice
Therapeutic Listening Communication In Children With Autism And Hyperacusis, Jennifer Margaret Hughes
Hyperacusis, or auditory hypersensitivity, is defined as abnormally sensitive hearing and in some cases an extreme sensitivity, where normally tolerated sounds are perceived as excessively, even painfully loud. This is a debilitating condition for children with autism, causing activity limitations and participation restrictions, also leading to peer isolation and habitual sound avoidance behaviors.
This research explores a means of modifying the auditory environment of a child with hyperacusis in a safe, effective way for the purpose of improving attention span and facilitating learning. The small pilot study (n=4) was a single-subject, multiple-baseline design, conducted with school-aged children in the ...
Assessing Readiness For Interprofessional Learning About Sepsis Among Registered Nurses, Physicians, And Respiratory Therapists In A Community Hospital, 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice
Assessing Readiness For Interprofessional Learning About Sepsis Among Registered Nurses, Physicians, And Respiratory Therapists In A Community Hospital, Katie Choy
Interprofessional teamwork and education have been advanced as methods to address the complexities of patient care (National Academy of Medicine [NAM], 2011-2013). One area needing further exploration is health care professionals' readiness to learn together in the acute care setting. The application of interprofessionalleaming (IPL) focused on sepsis education and improvement in sepsis outcomes in a community hospital has not been fully assessed. This descriptive, quantitative study explored interprofessional readiness to learn, perceptions of professional identity, and understanding of roles and responsibilities, by examining three subgroups. Registered nurses (n = 52), physicians (n = 29), and respiratory therapists (n = 30) were assessed ...
A Comparison Of Educational Approaches To The End-Of-Life-Nursing Education Consortium (Elnec) Course, 2016 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice
A Comparison Of Educational Approaches To The End-Of-Life-Nursing Education Consortium (Elnec) Course, Jennifer L. Bodine
Purpose: The purpose of this project was to compare the effectiveness of two different educational approaches to teaching the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium course.
Background: Terminally ill patients frequently visit the emergency department for palliative care. However, various references show that staff does not have the knowledge base necessary to provide quality end-of-life care in the emergency setting.
Method: Participants from the emergency department at a Level I Trauma Center were recruited. A quantitative, cross-sectional pilot study was conducted to investigate whether lecture or lecture with simulation was more effective in increasing the knowledge base of participants regarding ...