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Implementation Of A Pediatric Post-Operative Hand-Off Tool: A Patient Safety Project, Kaye Remo 2018 The University of San Francisco

Implementation Of A Pediatric Post-Operative Hand-Off Tool: A Patient Safety Project, Kaye Remo

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: The clinical nurse leader (CNL) performed a microsystem assessment using the Dartmouth assessment tool to evaluate the microsystem’s readiness to provide safe care for pediatric post-operative cardiovascular patients. The microsystem is a 12-bed unit caring for critically ill pediatric patients requiring intensive monitoring and therapy. The microsystem’s interdisciplinary team is comprised of medical doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, nutritionists, child life specialists, and pharmacists. During assessment and gap analysis, the CNL identified gaps in nursing knowledge and skills to deliver safe care for this patient population during the immediate post-operative phase of recovery. There is ...


Construction And Nursing Students, Building A Playground For Bauer Family Services, Daphene Koch, Mary Erin Hoying, Deborah A. Spoerner, Rebecca C. Johnson, Abby Berg 2018 Purdue University

Construction And Nursing Students, Building A Playground For Bauer Family Services, Daphene Koch, Mary Erin Hoying, Deborah A. Spoerner, Rebecca C. Johnson, Abby Berg

Engagement & Service-Learning Summit: Connecting Through Listening & Scholarship

Poster Session


Scientific Proceedings Of The Texas Children’S Hospital’S 17th Session Of The Advanced Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Program, Arjun M. Dangre BDS MPH, Kelly Wallin MS RN CHSE, Gertrude A. Leidich MBA, RN, Angelo P. Giardino MD, PhD 2018 Texas Children's Hospital

Scientific Proceedings Of The Texas Children’S Hospital’S 17th Session Of The Advanced Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Program, Arjun M. Dangre Bds Mph, Kelly Wallin Ms Rn Chse, Gertrude A. Leidich Mba, Rn, Angelo P. Giardino Md, Phd

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

The Texas Children’s Hospital’s Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQI) Program is a six month mixed didactic and experiential learning experience designed to improve patient care, lower costs, change the culture, and develop quality leaders. As a part of AQI program participants are grouped into teams and each team completes a healthcare related Quality Improvement (QI) project. Each project demonstrates use of various QI tools including process maps, fishbone diagrams, and key driver diagrams. The projects use ‘Model for Improvement’ as the primary QI methodology to achieve their aim. Three or more Plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles are required ...


Scientific Proceedings Of The Texas Children’S Hospital’S 16th Session Of The Advanced Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Program, Arjun M. Dangre BDS, MPH, Kelly Wallin MS, RN, CHSE, Gertrude A. Leidich MBA, RN, Angelo P. Giardino MD, PhD 2018 Texas Children's Hospital

Scientific Proceedings Of The Texas Children’S Hospital’S 16th Session Of The Advanced Quality Improvement And Patient Safety Program, Arjun M. Dangre Bds, Mph, Kelly Wallin Ms, Rn, Chse, Gertrude A. Leidich Mba, Rn, Angelo P. Giardino Md, Phd

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

The Texas Children’s Hospital’s Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQI) Program is a six month mixed didactic and experiential learning experience designed to improve patient care, lower costs, change the culture, and develop quality leaders. As a part of AQI program participants are grouped into teams and each team completes a healthcare related Quality Improvement (QI) project. Each project demonstrates use of various QI tools including process maps, fishbone diagrams, and key driver diagrams. The projects use the IHI ‘Model for Improvement’ as the primary QI methodology to achieve their aim. Three or more Plan-do-study-act (PDSA) cycles ...


Needs Assessment For Palliative Care In Pediatric Oncology: An Integrative Literature Review, Tabitha Negrete 2018 DePaul University

Needs Assessment For Palliative Care In Pediatric Oncology: An Integrative Literature Review, Tabitha Negrete

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Cancer is the leading cause of non-accidental death in childhood. Cancer is the primary disease for which pediatric palliative care services are utilized worldwide. Improvement in pediatric palliative care has been identified as an ongoing research priority. There are still significant gaps in current knowledge of pediatric palliative care because education has not been integrated into curriculum and clinical experiences.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review aims to provide a comprehensive review of current research about the need of nursing education on palliative care for long-term care in pediatric oncology.

Methods: This integrative literature review focused ...


Evidence-Based Skin Champion Program Reduces Pressure Injuries In A Pediatric Hospital, Alexandra Luton MN, RN, NCNS-BC, Mary D. Gordon PhD, RN, CNS-BC, Megnon Stewart MSN, RN, Ellena Steward-Scott MSN, RN, Joellan Mullen MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Angela Jones MN, RN, NE-BC, Joseph Hagan ScD 2018 Texas Children's Hospital

Evidence-Based Skin Champion Program Reduces Pressure Injuries In A Pediatric Hospital, Alexandra Luton Mn, Rn, Ncns-Bc, Mary D. Gordon Phd, Rn, Cns-Bc, Megnon Stewart Msn, Rn, Ellena Steward-Scott Msn, Rn, Joellan Mullen Msn, Rn, Ccrn-K, Angela Jones Mn, Rn, Ne-Bc, Joseph Hagan Scd

Journal of Nursing & Interprofessional Leadership in Quality & Safety

Prevention of pressure injuries (PIs) in pediatric patients is an important nurse-sensitive quality goal. The PI rate at a large urban pediatric hospital triggered a call to action by the Chief Nursing Officer to establish a Hospital Acquired PI (HAPI) Task Force which identified the Skin Champion program as a key improvement strategy. The goals of the Skin Champion program are to lower the rate of HAPIs, empower front line care providers to implement evidence-based care bundles, achieve consistency of practice, and provide resource availability at the point of care. The implementation of the Skin Champion quality improvement program achieved ...


Implementing Strategies To Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections On An Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sherryann St. Pierre, Nicole Manchester, Jessica Howe, Melanie Lord, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital 2018 Maine Medical Center

Implementing Strategies To Reduce Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections On An Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sherryann St. Pierre, Nicole Manchester, Jessica Howe, Melanie Lord, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Operational Excellence

STRATEGIES TO REDUCE CENTRAL LINE ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS

Every central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) leads to poor outcomes, increased mortality and increased healthcare costs. A pediatric care team in an academic tertiary medical center set a goal to reduce the number of these infections on their unit.

The team’s research showed that daily bathing greatly decreases CLABSI. Their baseline metrics demonstrated an unacceptable level of those with central lines being bathed. A root cause analysis revealed that patient and family refusal was the leading cause for those who did not bathe.

A performance improvement plan was initiated that ...


Consistently Using A Transportation Department For Patient Discharge To Sustain Nursing Staffing Levels, Victoria Boutin, Joseph East, Stephen Tyzik, Joy Moody, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks 2018 Maine Medical Center

Consistently Using A Transportation Department For Patient Discharge To Sustain Nursing Staffing Levels, Victoria Boutin, Joseph East, Stephen Tyzik, Joy Moody, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Amy Sparks

Operational Excellence

IMPROVING PATIENT FLOW BY UTILIZING A HOSPITAL TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT FOR DISCHARGES

Using a transportation department for transporting patients for discharge is the industry standard. At a large urban hospital, inconsistent use of this department has resulted in frontline caregivers (RNs) having to pick up this function, resulting in potentially unsafe staffing levels on the floor.

The goal of this quality improvement project was to improve the percent of discharges with the transport department from ≤10% to 70% by the end is fiscal year 2018 in an academic tertiary medical center.

Baseline metrics demonstrated the current state and a root cause ...


Improving Communication Between Child Life Services And Nursing On An Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sherryann St. Pierre, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Bethany Kay, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks 2018 Maine Medical Center

Improving Communication Between Child Life Services And Nursing On An Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Sherryann St. Pierre, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Bethany Kay, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, Mark Parker, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik, Amy Sparks

Operational Excellence

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CHILD LIFE SERVICES AND NURSING ON AN INPATIENT HOSPITAL UNIT

Effective communication between patient caregivers has been shown to reduce stress and trauma related to hospitalization and subsequent improved outcomes. An HCAHP score for a 30 bed acute inpatient pediatric unit illustrated the confusion faced by children as a result of nursing and care life specialists not working together as a team.

A root cause analysis identified a number of issues as to why patients were not benefitting fully from child life services. Several counter measures were instituted with the goals of improving the HCAHP score and ...


Improving Analgesia Administration For Pediatric Patients In A Rural Emergency Department, Alvin R. Walters 2018 The University of San Francisco

Improving Analgesia Administration For Pediatric Patients In A Rural Emergency Department, Alvin R. Walters

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

When a child is in pain, parents often seek out treatment at an emergency department. After a detailed chart review it was determined that only 32.53% of the pediatric patients who present to a rural, northern California, ED in pain receive any documented form of analgesia during their time in the ED. A review of the literature revealed that triage nurse-initiated protocols can successfully manage to provide consistent and efficient analgesia to patients who present to an ED with pain. Therefore, a practice improvement project was undertaken to increase of the consistency and efficiency of analgesia administration for pediatric ...


Pediatric Primary Care Concussion Evaluation And Management, Kaitlyn Layman 2018 Liberty University

Pediatric Primary Care Concussion Evaluation And Management, Kaitlyn Layman

Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship

Concussions are an important and timely subject, especially within the pediatric population, as they are the most involved in extracurricular contact sports and are susceptible to concussions and their sequelae. The researcher performed a quasi-experimental pilot study in a pediatric primary care office where the researcher educated 15 providers on the HEADS UP concussion screening tool and management approach. The researcher gave providers pre- and post-intervention surveys to determine if providers’ comfort and knowledge regarding assessing and managing concussions within the pediatric primary care setting changed. Four providers participated in the study. The researcher conducted a chart review two months ...


Pediatric Peanut Allergy Prevalence Review, Kaitlyn Lynch 2018 DePaul University

Pediatric Peanut Allergy Prevalence Review, Kaitlyn Lynch

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: The rates of childhood allergies are increasing, prompting the need for continued research. The specific immune reaction to the allergen, peanuts, is the highest reported food allergy in children. The gap in knowledge is regarding the reasons behind the increased prevalence rates and the discrepancies in recommended guidelines for infant introduction of peanuts.

Purpose of Study: The review of studies narrowed down the reasons for prevalence and combined the current research into one integrative review. Additionally, the research standardized protocol recommendations for the early introduction of peanuts in infancy. The integrative review consolidated recent research on peanut prevalence ...


The Transition Of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients From Pediatric To Adult Services, Irena Haghighi 2018 DePaul University

The Transition Of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients From Pediatric To Adult Services, Irena Haghighi

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: The transition from pediatric to adult care in the JIA population is currently in need of refinement so that adolescents undergoing the transition may be more successful in their adult care programs. JIA has a large group of patients crossing over from pediatrics to adult care, and thus needs to have a more structured and appropriate approach to providing care in this transition.

Objectives: To understand how transition from pediatric to adult services in the JIA population is defined, and identify elements that may be implemented to facilitate better transitional programs.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted using ...


Benefits Of Interprofessional Education Between Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner And Dentistry Students, Oksana Prodan 2018 The University of San Francisco

Benefits Of Interprofessional Education Between Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner And Dentistry Students, Oksana Prodan

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

Background: Interprofessional Education (IPE) is mandated for accreditation in health professional schools. IPE between Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and dentistry students have been developed to improve health oral systemic health outcomes and improve inter-professional practice competencies.

Method: Literature on APRN dental IPE was searched was searched via CINAHL Complete from 2007-2018, looking for scholarly journals, English language. The search was narrowed from 55 to three relevant, data-based studies.

Results: Review of literature produced one study demonstrating benefits of IPE for both APRN and dentistry students, one study only focused on benefits for APRN students, and another IPE article was ...


Educational Prevention Program Of Surgical Site Infections At A Metropolitan Pediatric Hospital, Myra Hasan 2018 University of San Francisco

Educational Prevention Program Of Surgical Site Infections At A Metropolitan Pediatric Hospital, Myra Hasan

Master's Theses

Surgical site infections (SSI) are a common cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). They remain a significant problem, as they are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and cause an increase in demand for several healthcare resources. In order to address this problem, hospitals have implemented several protocols and polices that are aimed to reduce these infections. However, the rates of SSIs continue to rise. Healthcare team members have found that while it is their responsibility to enforce preventative measures to the patient in the preoperative and surgical room, patient compliance to preventive measures at home also plays a role.

At ...


Educational Prevention Program Of Surgical Site Infections (Ssi), Carena Leung 2018 The University of San Francisco

Educational Prevention Program Of Surgical Site Infections (Ssi), Carena Leung

Master's Projects and Capstones

Surgical site infections (SSI) cause negative health care effects to patients and hospitals. SSI is one of the most common types of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) accounting for 31% among hospitalized patients (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2012). It is associated with prolonged length of stays (LOS), higher morbidity and mortality, and increased healthcare costs. The purpose of this quality improvement project is to decrease SSI rates by enhancing patient education and engagement in preoperative care and hygiene before surgery. In a metropolitan pediatric hospital, a microsystem analysis of the preoperative unit was conducted before generating the SSI Prevention ...


Improving Pediatric Oral-Systemic Health Through Motivational Interviewing: An Interprofessional Training Intervention, Oksana Prodan 2018 The University of San Francisco

Improving Pediatric Oral-Systemic Health Through Motivational Interviewing: An Interprofessional Training Intervention, Oksana Prodan

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Introduction: In response to the prevalence of early childhood carries (ECC) in the United States, recommendations were established for pediatric primary care providers to routinely incorporate oral-systemic health promotion services into clinical practice. An interprofessional education project was developed between Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and dentistry students in San Francisco to assist trainees in the effective delivery of oral systemic health promotion services. Improving health promotion communication skills was identified as an area of need for both sets of learners. Therefore, the IPE activity was designed to incorporate Motivational Interviewing (MI) into the training along with pediatric oral health ...


Current Evidence For Pediatric Triage Pain Protocols In The Emergency Department, Alvin R. Walters 2018 The University of San Francisco

Current Evidence For Pediatric Triage Pain Protocols In The Emergency Department, Alvin R. Walters

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

Only 50% of pediatric patients presenting with significant pain receive any form of analgesia while in the emergency department (ED). The American College of Emergency Physicians endorses the use of triage protocols to improve the speed and consistency of analgesia in the ED. However, given the unique needs of the pediatric population insufficient evidence exists, if any, to support the use of triage protocols for their treatment in the ED. After a review of the literature it is concluded that triage pain protocols are a safe and effective method for providing pediatric analgesia in the ED. However, the variability in ...


Integrating The Patient And Caregiver Voice In The Context Of Pediatric, Adolescent, And Young Adult Care: A Family-Centered Approach, Sarah K. Featherston, Beatriz N. Rozo, Danielle A. Buzanga, Alexandra M. Garcia, Joanne Greene, Laura K. Salvador, Joan O'Hanlon-Curry 2018 The University of Texas MD Anderson

Integrating The Patient And Caregiver Voice In The Context Of Pediatric, Adolescent, And Young Adult Care: A Family-Centered Approach, Sarah K. Featherston, Beatriz N. Rozo, Danielle A. Buzanga, Alexandra M. Garcia, Joanne Greene, Laura K. Salvador, Joan O'Hanlon-Curry

Patient Experience Journal

Family-centered care (FCC) is defined as an approach to care coordination founded in collaborative partnerships between healthcare providers, patients and their family caregivers. Amid the enthusiasm for FCC in the pediatric setting, opportunities have been identified to operationalize the engagement of pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients and their caregivers into decision making that translates not only to their healthcare, but also to the context in which care is provided, as well as the research informing their care. At a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, the Children’s Cancer Hospital was instrumental in designing and implementing patient and family ...


Partnering With Pediatric Patients And Families In High Reliability To Identify And Reduce Preventable Safety Events, Julie Kirby, Courtney Cannon, Lynn Darrah, Yolanda Milliman-Richard 2018 Boston Children's Hospital

Partnering With Pediatric Patients And Families In High Reliability To Identify And Reduce Preventable Safety Events, Julie Kirby, Courtney Cannon, Lynn Darrah, Yolanda Milliman-Richard

Patient Experience Journal

Frameworks for designing highly reliable behaviors and tools to reduce preventable harm are the result of the continued effort to improve patient safety in healthcare. Evidence shows that there has been limited research on engaging patients and families in the development of safety and reliability efforts to achieve zero harm. Our aim was to develop a tool that engages patients and families in an effort to reduce preventable harm in a pediatric academic medical center.


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