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Implementing Health Information Stations At Addiction Recovery Center, Esther Yi, Daryn Hernandez, Maryam Umer, Jasmine Alvarez, Kaitlyn Ward, Riciajoy Padilla 2023 Seattle Pacific University

Implementing Health Information Stations At Addiction Recovery Center, Esther Yi, Daryn Hernandez, Maryam Umer, Jasmine Alvarez, Kaitlyn Ward, Riciajoy Padilla

Nursing Leadership in Community Engagement Projects

Implementing Health Information Stations at the Addiction Recovery Center

Six Seattle Pacific University nursing students partnered with an addiction recovery center to address aging healthcare concerns. The recovery center is a non-profit organization that provides a refuge for healing for community members recovering from trauma, homelessness, addiction, and other mental health challenges. Through our weekly meetings with the community, we wanted to address specific barriers such as aging healthcare concerns. We focused on how the low-income aging population posed barriers to aging well.

Background

There has also been a rise in poverty in aging populations (Saldanha, 2023). Though aging influences …


Lost In Interpretation: The Lived Experience Of Nurse Interpreters In The Clinical Setting, Byron Batz 2023 University of San Diego

Lost In Interpretation: The Lived Experience Of Nurse Interpreters In The Clinical Setting, Byron Batz

Dissertations

The use of language interpreters in the health care setting constitutes a vital part of provider-patient communication but remains a relatively unexplored phenomenon. Registered nurses (RNs) are often called upon to serve as interpreters when linguistically diverse patients constitute a large segment of the patient population. That RNs serve simultaneously in an interpreter role – in addition to clinical and advocacy roles – is a complex facet of contemporary nursing practice in a diverse U.S. culture. The purpose of this qualitative descriptive study was to examine the lived experience of RNs serving as interpreters in health care institutions in Southern …


Risk And Protective Factors To Well-Being In Foster Care Youth Prescribed Psychotropic Medication In A Wraparound Program Of Care, Ann Reali Stratton 2023 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Risk And Protective Factors To Well-Being In Foster Care Youth Prescribed Psychotropic Medication In A Wraparound Program Of Care, Ann Reali Stratton

Dissertations

Background: Youth in foster care are prescribed psychotropic medications at higher rates and are more likely to experience disruptions to their medical care. Wraparound models of care have been shown to improve outcomes for youths on psychotropic medications, however, these methods have proved difficult to replicate in the foster care population. Government policies have called for better oversight in the foster care population and in response programs have been implemented, however, there remains little research for these programs. Objective: This research will evaluate the characteristics of foster care youth as they enter a Wraparound model of care and the predictive …


The Effect Of Obesity On Comorbidities: A Benchmark Study, Kaley Nolen 2023 University of Texas at Tyler

The Effect Of Obesity On Comorbidities: A Benchmark Study, Kaley Nolen

MSN Capstone Projects

Obesity is distinguished by a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30. Tremmel et al. (2017) reports obese individuals are at a greater risk for developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. In 2014, approximately 641 million adults were classified as obese (Zhang et al., 2018). This epidemic has drastically worsened over the last two decades resulting in obesity ranking as the fifth most common cause of death globally (Safaei et al., 2021). Okunogbe et al. (2021) states, slowing the incidence rate of obesity by 5% will save approximately $3.3 billion annually between 2020-2060. The pathophysiology and cause of obesity is …


The Effectiveness Of An Educational Video Intervention For People With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Prior To Power Wheelchair Evaluations, Mark Blanchard, Kelly Connelley, Emily Copeland, Quinn Malbrough, Sara Pendleton, Ingrid Franc 2023 LSU Health New Orleans

The Effectiveness Of An Educational Video Intervention For People With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Prior To Power Wheelchair Evaluations, Mark Blanchard, Kelly Connelley, Emily Copeland, Quinn Malbrough, Sara Pendleton, Ingrid Franc

Journal of Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration

PURPOSE: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that ultimately requires a power wheelchair (PWC) as the main source of mobility. The purpose of this project was to determine the effectiveness of an educational video to prepare a client for a PWC assessment by addressing four themes: PWC features, home environment, transportation, and client self-efficacy.

METHODS: An educational video was created and used in an ALS Multidisciplinary Clinic to better prepare clients for the PWC evaluation process. The effectiveness of this video was measured using a seven-question Likert scale survey focusing on the themes of the video. Individuals living …


An Educational Program To Improve African American Women’S Knowledge And Self Efficiency In Seeking Treatment For Endometrial Cancer, Lauren Elise Rosenthall 2023 Abilene Christian University

An Educational Program To Improve African American Women’S Knowledge And Self Efficiency In Seeking Treatment For Endometrial Cancer, Lauren Elise Rosenthall

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In the United States, there is a significant difference in the survival rate for endometrial cancer for African American women when compared to women of other ethnic groups, specifically White women. There is supporting evidence that supports that morbidity and mortality rates for endometrial cancer increase if diagnosed in later stages. There are many contributing factors to a patient receiving an early diagnosis of a disease. One of the key determinants to early diagnosis of endometrial cancer is understanding risk factors, and what symptoms require further evaluation. An educational program was developed to identify knowledge deficits in the African American …


Community Health Worker Program: Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases In Children, Julia L. Newell 2023 University of San Francisco

Community Health Worker Program: Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases In Children, Julia L. Newell

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

Abstract

Background: Childhood obesity, asthma, and untreated mental health conditions, are three examples of chronic non-communicable diseases (CNDs) that pose a host of negative consequences later in life. Community health workers (CHWs) are in a unique position to address these negative health externalities by leveraging linguistic, cultural, and socioemotional connectedness within their communities.

Local Problem: Minority children in the Central Valley of California, face additional risk factors for the development of CNDs. CHWs working in this area require enhanced training on CNDs to improve their practice.

Methods: In partnership with Save the Children (STC), the University of San Francisco (USF) …


Risks Vs. Benefits Of Animal-Assisted Interventions For Icu Induced Psychosis, Cecily Christie, Hadley Mayes 2023 Murray State University

Risks Vs. Benefits Of Animal-Assisted Interventions For Icu Induced Psychosis, Cecily Christie, Hadley Mayes

Scholars Week

For our senior Nursing Evidence-based practice project, we conducted our own research to evaluate the risks and benefits of animal-assisted intervention (AAI's) being used in intensive care units, in the hopes to encourage nurses and healthcare staff to implement these in patient care facilities.


The Caregiver Of The Child With Cerebral Palsy: The Unnoticed Victim, Taylor Tusinski 2023 University of Missouri-St. Louis

The Caregiver Of The Child With Cerebral Palsy: The Unnoticed Victim, Taylor Tusinski

Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to better understand the overall quality of life (QoL) in the primary caregiver who provides care to the child or adolescent, aged 0-17 with mild, moderate, or severe Cerebral Palsy (CP). This study aligned with a nonexperimental or observational design and examined the severity level of CP and the QoL in the mother and/or father.

For research question 1, regression results indicated that the overall model did not significantly predict the mother’s and father’s QoL [R2 = .000, R2 adj = -.012, F(1,80) = .003, p = .957]. Regression results indicated that …


The Reversal Of Roe Vs. Wade And Its Effect On Contraception Access In The U.S., Jessica Dupler, Abby Enck 2023 The University of Maine

The Reversal Of Roe Vs. Wade And Its Effect On Contraception Access In The U.S., Jessica Dupler, Abby Enck

Non-Thesis Student Work

Over the past year, there has been a shift in the United States healthcare system following the Supreme Court overturning of Roe v. Wade. This shift has caused a burden to fall on contraceptive use across states that either prohibited abortion or permitted it. This information poses the following question: In women of reproductive age living in the U.S., has the reversal of Roe v. Wade impacted birth control access in U.S. states with limited abortion rights compared to U.S. states that do not limit abortions over the past year? A literature search was conducted on CINAHL, PubMed, and Google …


Canadianizing And Evaluating A Virtual Simulation Program For Community Health, Andrea Chircop, Shelley Cobbett, Ruth E. Schofield, Jamie Dicasmirro, Lisa Doucet 2023 Dalhousie University |School of Nursing

Canadianizing And Evaluating A Virtual Simulation Program For Community Health, Andrea Chircop, Shelley Cobbett, Ruth E. Schofield, Jamie Dicasmirro, Lisa Doucet

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Nurse educators are looking to integrate innovative pedagogies to enable students to acquire required competencies in community/population health nursing. Previously, nursing students who used Sentinel City® an American-based virtual simulation program for community health clinical learning have been shown to obtain equal or better learning outcomes compared to students who used traditional methods. To improve the fidelity of this virtual simulation program for our Canadian context, we Canadianized Sentinel City® to improve Canadian students learning experiences further.

The purpose of this research was to describe the development of Sentinel City® Canada and subsequent evaluation of student learning outcomes after implementation …


Enhancing A Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle In A Skilled Nursing Facility, Lorillie Soleta 2023 Franklin University

Enhancing A Pressure Injury Prevention Bundle In A Skilled Nursing Facility, Lorillie Soleta

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Scholarly Project

Problem: The purpose of the project was to address the increase in pressure injuries in a skilled nursing facility, which had risen from 6% to 10% despite the implementation of a prevention bundle. The project aimed to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of existing interventions.

Aim of the Project: The aim was to add evidence-based interventions to the existing pressure injury prevention bundle. The desired outcome was to decrease the number of acquired pressure injuries.

Review of the Evidence: Research indicated that pressure injury prevention bundles were more successful when incorporating offloading interventions. These offloading measures, including frequent turning and …


Studying The Impact Of Hyperlipidemia Monitoring Tools On Referral Rates In Patients Taking Antipsychotics, Jasmyn S. Allen 2023 University of Southern Mississippi

Studying The Impact Of Hyperlipidemia Monitoring Tools On Referral Rates In Patients Taking Antipsychotics, Jasmyn S. Allen

Doctoral Projects

The purpose of this DNP project is to determine how well an evaluation tool may be used to track hyperlipidemia in patients using antipsychotic medicines who are between the ages of 20 and 50. Elevated lipid contents in the bloodstream, or hyperlipidemia, increase the danger of heart-related illnesses. Antipsychotic drugs, frequently administered for mental health disorders and dyslipidemia, have been connected. The goal is to ascertain whether utilizing an evaluation tool raises the three-month referral rates for hyperlipidemia to primary care (Dayabandara et al., 2017). The foundation of the research is found in several articles collected from different websites. According …


The Process Of Art Creation Among Mothers From Ontario Who Have Experienced Gender-Based Violence, Madison L. Broadbent 2023 Western University

The Process Of Art Creation Among Mothers From Ontario Who Have Experienced Gender-Based Violence, Madison L. Broadbent

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Mothers who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) face physical, mental, and social health implications. Participating in artmaking has the potential to reduce these consequences. An arts-based study including in-depth interviews was conducted with 13 mothers with histories of GBV. The creative processes involved in artmaking amongst mothers with histories of GBV were explored. Mothers demonstrated using symbols, thoughtful colour selection, and choice of artistic medium when creating their artforms. Moreover, mothers’ experiences of storytelling experiences of GBV through art were examined. Mothers described using art as a means of communication, emotional processing and healing through art, and the process of …


Competency-Based Nursing Education And The Future Of Nursing: Where The Faith Community Nurse Fits In, Mary Lynne Knighten DNP, RN, NEA-BC 2023 Azusa Pacific University

Competency-Based Nursing Education And The Future Of Nursing: Where The Faith Community Nurse Fits In, Mary Lynne Knighten Dnp, Rn, Nea-Bc

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Abstract

Two significant nursing landmark reports published in 2021 are enhancing standards and providing guidance for nursing education and practice. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials: Core Competencies of Professional Nursing Education (2021) provides a blueprint for educationally and experientially preparing nurses for practice. The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report defines issues such as health disparities and inequities, with recommendations for the role nurses should play in making change to improve the health of the nation.

This paper seeks to explore the intersections of these two reports with the specialty …


Practice Matters: Hypertension, Maire M. Blankenship 2023 Western Kentucky University, USA

Practice Matters: Hypertension, Maire M. Blankenship

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Hypertension remains a significant public health concern in the United States, affecting over 110 million adults, nearly half of the adult population. As a major contributor to cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke, hypertension accounts for a large number of deaths annually. Many individuals with hypertension remain undiagnosed and undertreated, leading to increased healthcare costs. Recognizing the importance of addressing this widespread issue, the healthcare community, including Faith Community Nurses (FCNs), has played an essential role in the prevention and management of hypertension. While pharmacological interventions are common, lifestyle changes have demonstrated their effectiveness in reducing blood pressure and …


Differences In Symptom Severity And Quality Of Life Among Patients With Cancer Using Conventional Therapies With/Without Herbal Medicines In Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study, John Baptist Asiimwe, Prakash B. Nagendrappa, Alfred Jatho, Maud M. Kamatenesi, Esther C. Atukunda 2023 Aga Khan University

Differences In Symptom Severity And Quality Of Life Among Patients With Cancer Using Conventional Therapies With/Without Herbal Medicines In Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study, John Baptist Asiimwe, Prakash B. Nagendrappa, Alfred Jatho, Maud M. Kamatenesi, Esther C. Atukunda

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

Objective:

Patients with cancer experience numerous symptoms related to cancer and treatment side effects that reduce their quality of life (QOL). Although herbal medicine (HM) is used to manage such symptoms by patients in sub-Saharan Africa, data on patients perceived clinical outcomes are limited. We compared differences in QOL and symptom severity between patients with cancer using HM plus conventional therapies (i.e., chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiotherapy, surgery) and those using conventional therapies alone.

Methods:

This cross-sectional study included patients with cancer aged >18 years who were consecutively sampled and completed a researcher-administered questionnaire between December 2022 and January 2023. Specifically, …


Prevalência Do Genótipo De Risco G1/G2 Do Gene Da Apolipoproteína L1 (Apol1) E Associação Com Doença Renal Crônica Não Diabética Em Autodeclarados Negros No Sul Do Brasil, Celia mariana Souza, Maicon Douglas Torely, Mauro Ribeiro Soares Junior, Wiliam Cardoso Silva, Bibiana Sampaio Oliveira Fam, Giovanna Giudicelli, Thayne Kwalski, Marilea Feira Furtado, Renan Barbosa Lemes, Lygia Veiga Pereira, Tábita Hunemeier, Francisco Verissimo Veronese, Fernanda Sales Luiz Vianna 2023 Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre

Prevalência Do Genótipo De Risco G1/G2 Do Gene Da Apolipoproteína L1 (Apol1) E Associação Com Doença Renal Crônica Não Diabética Em Autodeclarados Negros No Sul Do Brasil, Celia Mariana Souza, Maicon Douglas Torely, Mauro Ribeiro Soares Junior, Wiliam Cardoso Silva, Bibiana Sampaio Oliveira Fam, Giovanna Giudicelli, Thayne Kwalski, Marilea Feira Furtado, Renan Barbosa Lemes, Lygia Veiga Pereira, Tábita Hunemeier, Francisco Verissimo Veronese, Fernanda Sales Luiz Vianna

AMNET XX Conferencia Internacional

Introdução: A doença renal crônica (DRC) possui uma prevalência de 10% entre os brasileiros. A presença de dois alelos de risco chamados G1 e G2 do gene da Apo lipoproteína L1 ( APOL1 ), mais frequente em indivíduos associados de ascendência africana e foram à DRC.

Objetivos: Determinar a prevalência dos alelos e genótipo de APOL1 em pacientes portadores de DRC em comparação com indivíduos afrodescendentes saudáveis.

Métodos: Estudo caso controle, realizado nos ambulatórios de Nefrologia do hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, na Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre; Clínicas de hemodiálise Grande Porto Alegre Litoral e Cidades …


Results Of Nursing Training Reforms: Estimating The Scope Of Nursing Practice, Marat Serikbayev, Saltanat Mamyrbekova, Ainur B. Kumar, Lyazzat Kosherbayeva, Akmaral Abikulova, Laura Seiduanova, Elmira Serikbayeva 2023 PhD student of Higher school of public healthcare of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Results Of Nursing Training Reforms: Estimating The Scope Of Nursing Practice, Marat Serikbayev, Saltanat Mamyrbekova, Ainur B. Kumar, Lyazzat Kosherbayeva, Akmaral Abikulova, Laura Seiduanova, Elmira Serikbayeva

Journal of Health Research

Background: With the adoption of the Astana Declaration on primary health care, modern approaches are being introduced in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The created national foundations of the nursing management system in Kazakhstan are a visible manifestation of a new organizational culture. In connection with the large-scale reform of nursing and the creation of a new position of nurses that meets modern social challenges and international requirements, the role of nurses in healthcare has increased significantly. In this study, we measured the actual scope of nursing practice among nurses in the medical organizations in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Methods: …


Cicatrização De Lesão Infecciosa Em Paciente Com Doença Crônica Na Atenção Primária: Estudo De Caso, Elisiane de Oliveira Machado, Claudia Luciani Tappes, Suimara dos Santos, Simone Thais Vizini, Fabio Silva da Rosa, Djulia Andriele Wachter, Miguel Lucas Silva da Paixão, Gabriel F. Goncalves, Maicon Daniel Chassot, Juciane Furlan Inchauspe, Michelle Dornelles Santarém 2023 Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre

Cicatrização De Lesão Infecciosa Em Paciente Com Doença Crônica Na Atenção Primária: Estudo De Caso, Elisiane De Oliveira Machado, Claudia Luciani Tappes, Suimara Dos Santos, Simone Thais Vizini, Fabio Silva Da Rosa, Djulia Andriele Wachter, Miguel Lucas Silva Da Paixão, Gabriel F. Goncalves, Maicon Daniel Chassot, Juciane Furlan Inchauspe, Michelle Dornelles Santarém

AMNET XX Conferencia Internacional

Introdução: Doenças crônicas não transmissíveis (DCNT) dificultam a cicatrização de feridas. A Hipertensão Arterial Sistêmica (HAS), por exemplo, causa alterações microvasculares que geram hipóxia tecidual, inibindo a atividade fagocitária e possibilitando infecções por menor atividade leucocitária. É necessário, portanto, uma abordagem eficaz para a cicatrização destas lesões, prevenindo agravos de saúde. Objetivo: Relatar o caso de cicatrização de uma lesão infecciosa em um paciente com DCNT. Metodologia: Estudo de caso sobre paciente feminina, 64 anos, com HAS, que após cirurgia no joelho, apresentou deiscência e infecção local na ferida operatória, iniciando o tratamento da lesão com a Unidade Básica de …


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