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What’S In A Name: Performance Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, And Research?, Andrea Prentiss, Eve Butler 2018 Baptist Hospital of Miami, Miami Cancer Institute

What’S In A Name: Performance Improvement, Evidence-Based Practice, And Research?, Andrea Prentiss, Eve Butler

Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal

No abstract provided.


The Lived Experiences Of Parents With Chronic Sorrow Who Are Caring For Children With A Chronic Medical Condition, Lori L. Batchelor 2017 University of Texas at Tyler

The Lived Experiences Of Parents With Chronic Sorrow Who Are Caring For Children With A Chronic Medical Condition, Lori L. Batchelor

Nursing Theses and Dissertations

Caring for the millions of children living with a chronic medical condition creates multiple parental burdens. Parents whose children have a diagnosis of a chronic medical condition may experience an ongoing, unresolved grief or sadness phenomenon known as chronic sorrow. This may impact parental ability to manage their child’s health care needs and may lead to negative health outcomes for the parent caregiver, affected child, and the family.

The aim of this interpretive phenomenological study was to understand the nature and meaning of the lived experiences of parents with chronic sorrow who are caring for a child with a ...


Openpediatrics: Integrating Technology Into Pediatric Healthcare Education, Marisa Albert 2017 University of Rhode Island

Openpediatrics: Integrating Technology Into Pediatric Healthcare Education, Marisa Albert

Senior Honors Projects

In contemporary times, the dissemination of knowledge across specialties has become convenient through the use of computer technology and the internet. Technology has been integrated into educational systems worldwide and has become invaluable in the advancement of healthcare. Nursing practice and education has utilized modern technology as a resource for continuing education such as through the use of online RN-BSN programs and sharing improvements in healthcare practice. A great part of a nursing student’s education is understanding the importance of a nurse’s professional commitment to lifelong learning by utilizing critical thinking skills to support evidence-based practice to improve ...


The Relationship Between Bmi & Mandated Physical Education Requirements Of Elementary Schools, Kathryn Fairlamb 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Relationship Between Bmi & Mandated Physical Education Requirements Of Elementary Schools, Kathryn Fairlamb

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

The physical activity policies of elementary schools in Arkansas and correlations between physical activity requirements and body mass index have been studied. Examination of the policies at the individual school, district, or state level were noted. The statewide BMI database was consulted. Interviews with physical education teachers was conducted to assess policy implementation. Results may provide schools and policy makers with insight on future physical activity policies.


Influence Of Social And Economic Factors On Elementary Student Health In Northwest Arkansas, Megan Marks 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Influence Of Social And Economic Factors On Elementary Student Health In Northwest Arkansas, Megan Marks

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses

A child’s wellbeing is influenced by many factors related to the environment they are raised in. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between a child’s social and economic factors and his or her health. A convenience sample of 588 2nd and 4th grade children was taken from three elementary schools in Springdale Independent School District. Health status was represented by calculations of each child’s body mass index (BMI) and number of days counted absent from school. Socioeconomic and demographic factors examined include the child’s grade level, gender, ethnicity, number of parents over ...


Improving Early Child Developmental Screenings In A Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project, Marlischa Jackson 2017 University of the Incarnate Word

Improving Early Child Developmental Screenings In A Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project, Marlischa Jackson

Doctor of Nursing Practice

A dramatic growth of physical, motor, cognitive, communication, emotional, and social development will occur during the 3 years of life. Of children ages 3-17 years of age, 13% have some type of developmental or behavioral condition that goes undiagnosed before the age of 10. Children with multiple health and social risk factors, or those with chronic health disorders, are at greater risk to develop early child delays or disabilities. In the U. S., developmental screenings are only completed 21% of the time during well-child visits. Therefore, the purpose of this quality improvement project was to increase the adherence of health ...


Implementation Of A Parental Notification System For The Improvement Of Well-Child Care Delivery, Frances Narvaiz 2017 University of the Incarnate Word

Implementation Of A Parental Notification System For The Improvement Of Well-Child Care Delivery, Frances Narvaiz

Doctor of Nursing Practice

This quality improvement project aimed to improve routine well-child exam rates in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics and Texas Health Steps recommendations through the implementation of a parental notification system. Missed well-child appointments impact health care by disturbing continuity of care and complicating preventive care services. Implementation of the parental notification system during June 2017 to August 2017 consisted of 100 patients from birth to 18 years of age for scheduled well-child visits in a pediatric clinic with a large Hispanic and Medicaid population. Interventions consisted of staff training, reminder phone calls 24 to 48 hours prior to ...


Effective Coping Methods For Pediatric Nurses Working With Terminally Ill Patients: A Literature Review, Jenna Gatziolis 2017 DePaul University

Effective Coping Methods For Pediatric Nurses Working With Terminally Ill Patients: A Literature Review, Jenna Gatziolis

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

EFFECTIVE COPING MECHANISMS FOR PEDIATRIC NURSES WORKING WITH CRITICALLY AND TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS: A LITERATURE REVIEW

Jenna Gatziolis

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kim Amer, PhD, RN

Background: One of the hardest aspects of pediatric nursing is dealing with the death of young and sick children. Because the death of a child is a traumatic event, special consideration must be taken into account as to how pediatric nurses are able to effectively cope with the death of a child. Oftentimes the emotional needs for nurses are overlooked and not discussed leading to poor personal and career related outcomes for the nurse.

Objectives ...


Effects Of Chronic Illness On Self-Image In Adolescents, Krista Stillson 2017 DePaul University

Effects Of Chronic Illness On Self-Image In Adolescents, Krista Stillson

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

EFFECTS OF CHRONIC ILLNESS ON SELF-IMAGE IN ADOLESCENTS:

AN INTEGRATIVE LITERATURE REVIEW

Krista Stillson

Abstract

Background: Chronic illness can pose more than just pathological effects on an individual. During the vulnerable developmental stage of adolescence, the psychological effects of disease can be equally as damaging. In adolescence, manifestations of chronic illness can cause a distorted self-image which may potentiate negative outcomes such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. For this reason, it is important for nurses to be aware of the broad impact that can accompany disease and use interventions to counteract such effects. Implementation of coping interventions can help ...


Perceptions And Experiences Of Children Living With Type 1 Diabetes In A School Environment: An Integrative Literature Review, Michelle Gandhi 2017 DePaul University

Perceptions And Experiences Of Children Living With Type 1 Diabetes In A School Environment: An Integrative Literature Review, Michelle Gandhi

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Type 1 diabetes affects many children across the world. Many of these children spend majority of their time at school where they may not receive appropriate support from school staff and peers in order to better manage their condition. Examining school-aged children who are living with type 1 diabetes and their perceptions and experiences can help guide school staff in creating an appropriate environment to meet the children’s needs.

Objectives: The purpose of this literature review is to examine quantitative and qualitative studies that investigates common concepts that makes self-management of type 1 diabetes in children difficult ...


Why American Parents Circumcise Their Sons: An Integrative Review Of Literature, Lacy Lauber 2017 DePaul University

Why American Parents Circumcise Their Sons: An Integrative Review Of Literature, Lacy Lauber

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Since medical evidence supports both pros and cons of routine neonatal male circumcision, expectant and new parents are left to make the decision to circumcise their sons on their own. There is limited research as to why American parents choose to circumcise their newborn sons.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to identify the reasons behind parental decision making in neonatal male circumcision in the United States. Understanding motivating factors in parental decision-making can highlight areas of prenatal education for expectant parents.

Method: An integrative literature review was conducted utilizing these online databases: PubMed, The Cumulative ...


Parents Of Children Who Had Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Mixed-Methods, Exploratory Study, Natalene Kramer 2017 Duquesne University

Parents Of Children Who Had Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Mixed-Methods, Exploratory Study, Natalene Kramer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Background: There is scant literature addressing the parents of children who had hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). therefore only inferences may be made as to issues of that experience affecting parents.

Purpose: The purposes of this study was to uncover the lived experiences of parents of children who had HIE, evaluate issues of stress, depression, coping, and impact of neurologic disability in order to better care for them and thus their families

Methods: A parallel, convergent mixed-methods design was used to explore experiences and perceptions of these parents regarding their experiences and life changes. The quantitative strand addressed four research questions which ...


Association Of Teen Mothers' And Grandmothers' Parenting Capacities With Child Development: A Study Protocol., Damali Wilson, Deborah Gross, Stacy Hodgkinson, Kirby Deater-Deckard 2017 George Washington University

Association Of Teen Mothers' And Grandmothers' Parenting Capacities With Child Development: A Study Protocol., Damali Wilson, Deborah Gross, Stacy Hodgkinson, Kirby Deater-Deckard

Pediatrics Faculty Publications

Children born to teen mothers may experience less responsive and supportive parenting and are at heightened risk for a range of social, developmental, and health issues. There is literature to support the positive impact of grandmothers on teen parents and their children. However, what if the teen's mother is also limited in her parenting capacities? How do parenting capacities across these two generations of mothers affect the developing child? In this ongoing study we are examining two important aspects of parenting capacities, attachment quality and executive functioning, in teen mothers (TM) and their biological, co- residing mothers or grandmothers ...


Impacting Women's And Children's Health Care Globally- A United State-Haiti Nursing Partnership., Melissa Motz, Mary Aungst, Karen Groves 2017 Lehigh Valley Health Network

Impacting Women's And Children's Health Care Globally- A United State-Haiti Nursing Partnership., Melissa Motz, Mary Aungst, Karen Groves

Patient Care Services / Nursing

No abstract provided.


Mālama Nā Makua I Nā Keiki Me Ka Hānō: Native Hawaiian Parents Caring For Their Children With Asthma, May K. Kealoha, Merle Kataoka-Yahiro 2017 Kapiolani Community College

Mālama Nā Makua I Nā Keiki Me Ka Hānō: Native Hawaiian Parents Caring For Their Children With Asthma, May K. Kealoha, Merle Kataoka-Yahiro

Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal

Native Hawaiian children have the highest prevalence rate of asthma among all ethnicities in the State of Hawai‘i. Literature is limited regarding native Hawaiian parents’ perception and experience caring for their children with asthma. The purpose of this study is to explore contemporary native Hawaiian parents’ perspective and experience of caring for their children with asthma in the context of uncertainty. We applied a descriptive qualitative approach by means of directed content analysis using focus groups. Directed content analysis applied Mishel’s Uncertainty in Illness Theory to guide data collection, organization, and analysis. We found that parents’ personal stories ...


Pots: Educating School Nurses, Stephanie Sherwood 2017 Liberty University

Pots: Educating School Nurses, Stephanie Sherwood

Graduate Student Projects and Scholarship

The project used educational modules as a means for providing knowledge about postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS) to school nurses. It evaluated knowledge of symptoms and the referral process. A pre and post-test were used immediately prior to and following an educational module to determine gained knowledge about POTS. Participants completed a survey evaluating their perceived knowledge and comfort level to evaluate POTS symptoms and refer patients for further evaluation. One hundred percent of participants demonstrated improvement in their post-test score confirming knowledge gained in all participants. All participants reported that the modules helped them about POTS, and they felt confident ...


Child Labour: A Public Health Issue, S. A. Gulzar, Samina Vertejee, Laila Pirani 2017 Aga Khan University

Child Labour: A Public Health Issue, S. A. Gulzar, Samina Vertejee, Laila Pirani

Samina Vertejee

Child labour is a global practice and has many negative outcomes. According to International Labour Organization, child labour is the important source of child exploitation and child abuse in the world today. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has estimated the number of Pakistani working children to be around 11-12 millions, out of which, at least, half the children are under the age of ten years. It portrays the society's attitude towards child care. It is therefore, essential to break this vicious cycle and hence, enable the society to produce healthy citizens. This article analyzes the determinants of child ...


The Use Of Simulation To Increase Critical Thinking Of Perinatal Nurses In The Care Of Preeclampsia Patients, Catherine Olubummo 2017 CUNY Kingsborough Community College

The Use Of Simulation To Increase Critical Thinking Of Perinatal Nurses In The Care Of Preeclampsia Patients, Catherine Olubummo

Publications and Research

Objective: To increase critical thinking in perinatal nursescaring for patients with preeclampsia, with the support of key nursing, education, and medical leadership, an evidence-based practice.

Design: Quantitative, Descriptive study.

Setting: Metropolitan area of New York.

Participants: A total of six nurses were involved at a time: two from antepartum, two from labor and delivery, and two from postpartum.

Methods: This included 45 minutes for completion of the CCTST, a one-hour lecture supplemented with PowerPoint slides and two studies, two hours engaged in the simulation, 30 minutes for debriefing, and 15 minutes for a post-CCTST.

Results: The test results indicated that ...


Interprofessional Rounds, Sarah Thompson, Haley Pelletier, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital-Inpatient, Maine Medical Center, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik 2017 Maine Medical Center

Interprofessional Rounds, Sarah Thompson, Haley Pelletier, Barbara Bush Children's Hospital-Inpatient, Maine Medical Center, Suneela Nayak, Ruth Hanselman, Stephen Tyzik

Maine Medical Center

No abstract provided.


The Availability & Efficacy Of Non-Pharmacological Interventions For Pain Management For Children With Sickle Cell Disease: A Systematic Review Of The Literature, Uchenna Onyema-Jones 2017 DePaul University

The Availability & Efficacy Of Non-Pharmacological Interventions For Pain Management For Children With Sickle Cell Disease: A Systematic Review Of The Literature, Uchenna Onyema-Jones

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

The Availability & Efficacy of Non-Pharmacological Interventions

For Pain Management for Children with Sickle Cell Disease:

A Systematic Review of the Literature

Uchenna N. Onyema-Jones

Faculty Sponsor: Tamara Poole, MS, APN, FNP-BC

Background: Pain is the leading cause of hospitalizations for many pediatric patients with sickle cell disease and unfortunately it is often sub-optimally managed by healthcare professionals with pharmacological interventions.

Objectives: The purpose of this systematic literature review was to examine the availability and efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions used to manage pain in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease.

Method: A systemic literature review was conducted using the databases of Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) Complete, ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, and PubMed. The keywords used in this search included: sickle cell disease, child, pain, management, nursing, and interventions.

Results: From the extensive review of literature, four non-pharmacological pain interventions were deemed effective to reduce pain for pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. Those interventions included; guided imagery, massage therapy, use of video games as a distraction modality, and omega-3 supplementation.

Conclusion: Additional studies are needed to find more effective non-pharmacological interventions for pain in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease. Furthermore, nurses who care for these pediatric patients should be able to help them cope, recognize signs of complications, involve appropriate support agencies, but most importantly recognize, assess, and treat pain.


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