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Keep The Beat With Heart Failure Education: A Quality Improvement Project, Brenda L. Peterson 2018 University of San Francisco

Keep The Beat With Heart Failure Education: A Quality Improvement Project, Brenda L. Peterson

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

Problem: Heart failure (HF), also known as congestive heart failure (CHF), is the number one diagnosis-related group (DRG) for people 65 years of age and older in the United States. This disease group is complicated and debilitating, requiring frequent hospitalizations with high mortality rates. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has identified CHF as an area for improvement in hospitals.

Context: This was a quality improvement project for an integrated medical center in the Central Valley, California with over 19,000 HF patients. In 2018, for patients 65 years and older, HF is the third-most admitted ...


Correctional Nurse Competency And Quality Care Outcomes, Deborah Shelton, Bill Barta, louise A. reagan 2018 University of Connecticut, School of Nursing

Correctional Nurse Competency And Quality Care Outcomes, Deborah Shelton, Bill Barta, Louise A. Reagan

Journal for Evidence-based Practice in Correctional Health

Purpose: In this paper, we report on the clinical care outcomes resulting from implementing a nurse competency education intervention to a nursing staff in a statewide correctional system. Background: State correctional healthcare systems face ongoing and serious challenges attracting and retaining an adequate number of qualified health professionals owing to the perceived undesirability of working in correctional facilities; high occupational stressors; and the effects of high turnover on the workloads of remaining nursing staff.

Methods: Nursing outcomes were evaluated on four most frequently used nursing protocols. The education intervention consisted of self-directed computer-based modules, hands-on clinical review of skills, and ...


Nurse Practitioner Students: Providing Wellness Screenings To Underserved Older Adults, Rexanna Tatlock 2018 Purdue University

Nurse Practitioner Students: Providing Wellness Screenings To Underserved Older Adults, Rexanna Tatlock

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Rexanna Tatlock (BSN, RN, CCRN) received a BSN from Saint Francis College in 2003. As a registered nurse, she specialized in critical care nursing and eventually enrolled in the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner master’s program in Purdue University’s School of Nursing in 2016. Upon graduation in May 2018, Rexanna has planned to focus on primary health care. The service-learning project provided primary care clinical experience, while meeting the needs of an underserved older adult population. This article will discuss the community partnership, a needs assessment, and a wellness screening offered to Fairington Apartments (FA) residents.


Us Filipino Adults’ Patterns Of Cam Use And Medical Pluralism: Secondary Analysis Of 2012 National Health Interview Survey, Rhea Faye Felicilda-Reynaldo, Soyung Choi 2018 University of Hawaii at Manoa

Us Filipino Adults’ Patterns Of Cam Use And Medical Pluralism: Secondary Analysis Of 2012 National Health Interview Survey, Rhea Faye Felicilda-Reynaldo, Soyung Choi

Asian / Pacific Island Nursing Journal

The cultural health beliefs of the Filipino population and colonial history of medicine in the Philippines could mean high use of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) and increased engagement in medical pluralism (i.e., combined use of conventional medicine and CAM) among the US Filipino population, the 4th largest immigrant group in the United States. However, there is limited research regarding US Filipinos’ health behaviors related to CAM use and medical pluralism engagement. The purpose of this study was to explore patterns of CAM use and medical pluralism practices of Filipino adults living in the US. Data from Filipino adult ...


Faith Community Nursing In Community/Public Health Education: A Positive Student Nursing Experience, Pamela Preston 2018 Saint Anselm College

Faith Community Nursing In Community/Public Health Education: A Positive Student Nursing Experience, Pamela Preston

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Faith Community Nursing sites were recently integrated into a Community/Public Health Nursing course at a traditional Catholic baccalaureate college in New England. Junior and senior nursing students were randomly assigned to spend 10 clinical days at a site for their clinical experience. The students planned, participated in, and conducted diverse nursing and educational activities. At the end of the rotation, students completed evaluations rating the experience. The evaluations indicated that the clinical experience was positive. The diverse activities including support, health promotion, screening, and education in addition to the spiritual dimension allowed the students to participate in true holistic ...


Native Elder And Youth Perspectives On Mental Well-Being, The Value Of The Horse, And Navigating Two Worlds, Mary J. Isaacson, Rebecca Bott-Knutson, Mary Beth Fishbeck, Angela Varnum, Shelly Brandenburger 2018 South Dakota State University

Native Elder And Youth Perspectives On Mental Well-Being, The Value Of The Horse, And Navigating Two Worlds, Mary J. Isaacson, Rebecca Bott-Knutson, Mary Beth Fishbeck, Angela Varnum, Shelly Brandenburger

College of Nursing Faculty Publications

Purpose: Native American youth experience significant challenges to mental well-being. As part of a larger study to evaluate hope and resilience in a Plains tribal population, the purpose of this study was to learn from Native American elders and youths what they feel is needed to for youth to grow up healthy on the reservation, and to identify connections between horse use and mental well-being.
Sample:
Six Native American elders and eight Native American youths from the same Plains tribe.
Method:
The research team conducted Talking Circles with youths and elders. during the Talking Circles, participants identified community-specific questions for ...


Querying Rural Content Experts Using An Online Questionnaire, Marilyn A. Swan, Barbara B. Hobbs 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Querying Rural Content Experts Using An Online Questionnaire, Marilyn A. Swan, Barbara B. Hobbs

College of Nursing Faculty Publications

Purpose: Obtaining feedback from rural content experts is critical in developing valid and reliable instruments to advance the science of rural health. However, traditional methods, i.e., focus groups are impractical due to location and distance. Using an online questionnaire combined with telephone and email contacts to obtain content experts’ feedback is discussed. Item statement analysis and efficiency and effectiveness of the process are presented.
Methods: The process included the development of an online questionnaire, asking experts to rate 51 item statement for their relevancy, sufficiency of description, and clarity and readability. To increase the response rate, a series of ...


Exploring Men Who Have Sex With Men’S Hiv Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiation Decision-Making Processes In The Southern United States, Portia Thomas 2018 Kennesaw State University

Exploring Men Who Have Sex With Men’S Hiv Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Initiation Decision-Making Processes In The Southern United States, Portia Thomas

Doctorate of Nursing Science Dissertations

In 2012, the first pharmacological HIV preventative agent, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was approved in the U.S. for individuals at high-risk of contracting HIV. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased HIV risk, due to their engagement in anal intercourse (AI), which is the most common mode of HIV transmission and the riskiest type of sex. Although evidence indicates that most PrEP paients are MSM, a paucity of evidence exists on MSM’s PrEP initation decision-making process. The purpose of this study was to explore how HIV-negative MSM engaging in protected or unprotected AI decide to initiate ...


Women's Quality Of Life After Leaving An Abusive Relationship: The Effects Of Past And Ongoing Intimate Partner Violence, Mastery And Social Support, Diana Jaradat 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Women's Quality Of Life After Leaving An Abusive Relationship: The Effects Of Past And Ongoing Intimate Partner Violence, Mastery And Social Support, Diana Jaradat

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is considered a major stressor that threatens the lives of women globally. Although qualitative research suggests that IPV has substantial negative effects on women’s quality of life, few quantitative studies have examined the quality of life of women who have experienced IPV due, in part, to the lack of an appropriate, brief measure of QOL. Consequently, little is known about the contextual process by which IPV experiences affect women’s quality of life (QOL) after leaving an abusive relationship. Mastery and social support are two important resources that women may use to deal with IPV ...


Caring In The Margins: A Scholarship Of Accompaniment For Advanced Transcultural Nursing Practice, Ruth C. Enestvedt, Kathleen M. Clark, Kaija Freborg, Joyce P. Miller, Cheryl J. Leuning, Deborah K. Shuhmacher, Kristin M. McHale, Katherine A. Baumgartner, Susan L. Loushin 2018 Augsburg University

Caring In The Margins: A Scholarship Of Accompaniment For Advanced Transcultural Nursing Practice, Ruth C. Enestvedt, Kathleen M. Clark, Kaija Freborg, Joyce P. Miller, Cheryl J. Leuning, Deborah K. Shuhmacher, Kristin M. Mchale, Katherine A. Baumgartner, Susan L. Loushin

Faculty Authored Articles

Nurses must learn essential skills based in transcultural nursing to address issues of equity and social justice. The development of a model for nursing practice for an urban nurse-led drop-in center for individuals experiencing marginalization provides an opportunity for student nurses to learn transcultural nursing skills that shifts care from acknowledging the need of others to accompanying others on their health journey. The practice model provides the opportunity for undergraduate and graduate nursing students at Augsburg University to de-emphasize tasks and build relationships. Students learn to listen to others' stories and acknowledge their struggles in the margins. Four stages of ...


Utilizing Home Health Services To Reduce High-Risk Readmissions: A Quality Improvement Project, Courtney Robare 2018 The University of San Francisco

Utilizing Home Health Services To Reduce High-Risk Readmissions: A Quality Improvement Project, Courtney Robare

Nursing and Health Professions Faculty Research and Publications

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the Joint Commission (TJC), Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have all highlighted readmissions as an issue in healthcare that needs to be addressed. Many of these organizations have piloted programs which aim to decrease readmissions.

The MAP (Medication Focus, Access Assistance, and Provider Collaboration) program seeks to decrease the readmission rate of high-risk patients. Readmissions are costly and often lead to negative patient outcomes. To decrease cost to the hospital and avoid penalties from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the MAP program ...


Nutrition Education To Improve Health Outcomes In Community Dwelling Older Adults, Sara Giessinger 2018 University of San Francisco

Nutrition Education To Improve Health Outcomes In Community Dwelling Older Adults, Sara Giessinger

Master's Projects and Capstones

Abstract

The proportion of people age 60 and over is growing faster than other age group, and will double by 2050 from approximately 605 million to 2 billion worldwide, in addition to the 80 and over population quadrupling by the same time. Non-communicable diseases such as obesity, cancer, coronary heart and lung disease, diabetes, hypertension, insulin resistance, and hyperlipidemia,represent 63% of deaths annually worldwide. Due to the immense contact nurses have with clients, they play a key role in screening, referrals and education to guide this demographic to improved health outcomes through nutrition and physical activity interventions (Xiaoyue, Parker ...


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 ...


Common Components Of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Intervention Programs: A Review Of Literature, Ross Siemering 2018 DePaul University

Common Components Of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Intervention Programs: A Review Of Literature, Ross Siemering

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are the most common yet completely preventable cause of mental disability in the western world.

Objective: The purpose of this integrative literature review is to examine and identify the common elements among varying interventions for FASD prevention that have demonstrated effectiveness for reducing the risk of FASD to better understand what defining features may contribute to the efficacy of the interventions.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted. The databases searched included: CINAHL, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Science Direct. Articles were then reviewed to determine if they were appropriate for inclusion based upon ...


Barriers To Providing Psychiatric Care Within Cook County Public Health System: An Integrative Literature Review, Elizabeth Ann Reuter 2018 DePaul University

Barriers To Providing Psychiatric Care Within Cook County Public Health System: An Integrative Literature Review, Elizabeth Ann Reuter

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Abstract

Background: Cook County Public Health Systems located in Cook County, Illinois, are responsible for providing free and low cost psychiatric care to thousands of residents despite continuing state and federal budget cuts and inadequate Medicaid reimbursements. This not only financially strains county taxpayers, but it also limits treatment options, negatively impacts patients, and places an extreme burden on the public service workforce.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to identify the major barriers of providing psychiatric care within Cook County Public Health Systems.

Method: An integrative literature review was conductedusing the databases of Academic Search ...


Maternal Mortality In Non-Hispanic Black Women, Amelia Major 2018 DePaul University

Maternal Mortality In Non-Hispanic Black Women, Amelia Major

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: The United States has the highest maternal mortality among all developed countries, among these mothers, non-Hispanic black women are three times more likely than women of any other racial group to die from pregnancy-related causes.

Purpose: To investigate racial disparities among pregnant women who die from pregnancy related causes (maternal mortality) and determine possible interventions to improve outcomes.

Methods: An integrative literature review was conducted to analyze peer-reviewed articles published from 2007 to 2018; a computerized search of literature was performed using Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature (CINAHL), Proquest Nursing and Allied Health Sources, PubMed and PsycINFO ...


Public Perceptions Of Sugar Sweetened Beverage Taxes: An Integrative Literature Review, Stacy Gates 2018 DePaul University

Public Perceptions Of Sugar Sweetened Beverage Taxes: An Integrative Literature Review, Stacy Gates

Grace Peterson Nursing Research Colloquium

Background: Carbonated soft drinks are one of the largest sources of calories in the American diet, providing over 5% of caloric intake, and no significant nutritional value. Governments across the globe have begun to implement sugar sweetened beverage taxes in an attempt to stem the proliferation of these health issues, but such policies remain unpopular and implementation difficult.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to examine the public perception of sugar sweetened beverage taxes and to determine what strategies are needed to successfully implement similar policies in the future.

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


Nurses Role In Health Home Mixed Methods Study, Jacqueline S. Prokop 2018 University of Texas at Tyler

Nurses Role In Health Home Mixed Methods Study, Jacqueline S. Prokop

Nursing Theses and Dissertations

Managing individuals with chronic health conditions in the primary care setting continues to be a significant challenge in the U.S. health care system. This issue is further compounded for low-income individuals with both mental health and physical health chronic conditions. With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new chronic disease health home opportunities have emerged to address the existing structural and process gaps found in primary healthcare. The nurse’s role is integral to health homes as they empower nurses to play a greater role in improving patient experiences, population health, and lowering healthcare costs. Three research ...


Standardizing The Palliative Care Referral Process, Ronaviv M. Garcia 2018 University of San Francisco

Standardizing The Palliative Care Referral Process, Ronaviv M. Garcia

Master's Projects and Capstones

Standardizing the Palliative Care Referral Process

Problem: Heart failure (HF) is one of the most common causes of hospital admissions and emergency department visits in the United States. HF patients are at high risk for hospital readmission: 25% of HF patients discharged from the hospital are readmitted within 30 days of discharge, and 50% are readmitted within 6 months (Vedel & Khanossov, 2015).

Context: Palliative Care (PC) has been shown to be an effective way of managing distressing HF symptoms and thus of reducing hospital readmissions, yet patients are infrequently referred to PC services during their transition from hospital to home (Lowey & Liebel, 2016). Currently, there is no standardized referral process for patient care coordinators (PCCs) to refer HF patients to PC services.

Interventions: Standardized scripting was developed and implemented as a tool for PCCs to educate patients about the benefits of PC. Four PCCs implemented the intervention over the course of 30 days, and together, they identified 26 HF patients appropriate for PC referral.

Measures: Process measures include: the development and implementation of the standardized PC referral process; the number of completed PC referrals after utilization of the standardized PC referral process.

Results: Among the 26 patients identified, 22 (85%) received the PC standardized scripting, and of those 22 patients, 12 (43%) provided verbal consent to the PC ...


Implementing A Telephone Triage System, Joanyett Mays-Scott 2018 The University of San Francisco

Implementing A Telephone Triage System, Joanyett Mays-Scott

Master's Projects and Capstones

Implementing a Telephone Triage System

Abstract

Introducing a telephone triage system requires conscientious regard to the organizational configuration and culture, staff abilities and experience, observed need and expected outcomes, staffing issues, and the physical location in which the system will be introduced (Murdoch et al., 2015). For this microsystem A SWOT analysis and microsystem assessment were performed. This community health center’s goal was to have standardized, evidence-based triage protocols followed by the nursing staff and the contracted nursing staff. The workflow was introduced in a series of lunch and learns provided by clinical nurse managers. Once workflows were established ...


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