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In Gratitude Of 2019 Jpcrr Peer Reviewers, 2020 Aurora Health Care

In Gratitude Of 2019 Jpcrr Peer Reviewers

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews gratefully acknowledges the contributions of its submission reviewers from the previous year. Peer review is an essential component to publishing high-quality scientific literature. The editors thank these individuals for their generous volunteerism.


An Interprofessional Clinical Placement In A Primary Healthcare Setting: A Pilot Study, Christina Aggar, Beth Mozolic-Staunton, Renee Joyce Lovi, Maggie Scorey, Melissa Kemp, Sian Lewis 2020 Southern Cross University

An Interprofessional Clinical Placement In A Primary Healthcare Setting: A Pilot Study, Christina Aggar, Beth Mozolic-Staunton, Renee Joyce Lovi, Maggie Scorey, Melissa Kemp, Sian Lewis

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Internationally, and in Australia, interprofessional education (IPE) is becoming typical in primary healthcare delivery and is core to delivering patient-centred care. It is essential that primary healthcare education develop interprofessional capacity in order to produce a skilled workforce. An IPE clinical placement for undergraduate health students was developed and piloted in primary healthcare settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the IPE clinical placement in a primary healthcare setting on students’ perceptions of interprofessional education. Method: A pre-post placement validated questionnaire (n=19) indicated overall perceptions of IPE significantly increased over the course of ...


Opioids And An Active Population: Athletic Trainers' Perceptions, Dana Karlene Bates 2020 Pacific University

Opioids And An Active Population: Athletic Trainers' Perceptions, Dana Karlene Bates

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Opioid use, misuse, and abuse are occurring in both high school and collegiate athletes. There is limited research that examines athletic trainers' perceptions of opioids. The purpose of this qualitative research study was to investigate athletic trainers’ awareness and practice of opioids in an active population. Method: Qualitative inquiry was used to explore athletic trainers' awareness of opioids in an active population. Ten athletic trainers (7 male, 3 female) employed in the Northwest Athletic Training Association (6 collegiate, 4 high schools) volunteered for this study. Phone interviews were conducted in July to September 2017 with a semi-structured interview protocol ...


Student Experiences With Engagement In A Nursing And Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Sarah Koplow, Melissa Morris, Shari Rone-Adams, Heather Hettrick, Bini Litwin, Lisa B. Soontupe, Archana Vatwani 2020 Nova Southeastern University

Student Experiences With Engagement In A Nursing And Physical Therapy Interprofessional Education Simulation, Sarah Koplow, Melissa Morris, Shari Rone-Adams, Heather Hettrick, Bini Litwin, Lisa B. Soontupe, Archana Vatwani

Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice

Purpose: Interprofessional Education (IPE) incorporated into healthcare discipline instruction has been shown to be successful in improving the understanding perceptions of complimentary professions. The purpose of this mixed method study was to measure differences in perceptions of early Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) students and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) with participation in a immersive interprofessional education experience. Method: Students completed a pre and posttest survey consisting of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale and several short answer qualitative questions. Cohorts of BSN and DPT students participated in a computerized mannequin simulation experience or a hybrid simulation. Results: Students ...


Compounding Effects Of Reducing Nurse Burnout And How It Can Produce An Increase In Patient Safety And Satisfaction, Alexander Mua 2019 The University of San Francisco

Compounding Effects Of Reducing Nurse Burnout And How It Can Produce An Increase In Patient Safety And Satisfaction, Alexander Mua

Master's Projects and Capstones

The reduction of nurse burnout has shown to have an increase in patient satisfaction and quality of care. It also has shown a decrease in patient-related or sentinel events. Accordingly, with the reduction of nurse burnout, there has also been a reduction of compassion fatigue. This project has illuminated the benefits of acuity-based caseload at the micro-level, including the cost-effective nature of overtime pay, including HCHAPS benefit score. The method of obtaining, planning, and implementing was based on the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA), which required collaboration amongst multiple disciplines, groups, departments, and executives. The process and goals concluded to ...


Preparing Healthcare Staff For Cardiac Arrest Codes In The Outpatient Clinical Setting: Code Drill Training Improves Patient Outcomes, Rowan Edwards, RN 2019 University of San Francisco

Preparing Healthcare Staff For Cardiac Arrest Codes In The Outpatient Clinical Setting: Code Drill Training Improves Patient Outcomes, Rowan Edwards, Rn

Master's Projects and Capstones

Preparing Healthcare Staff for Cardiac Arrest Codes in the Outpatient Clinical Setting: Code Drill Training Improves Patient Outcomes

The acuity of care provided in outpatient clinical settings across the United States continues to rise. It is estimated that more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital each year (AHA, 2019). For the purpose of this clinical nurse leader (CNL)-lead quality improvement project, the relevant focus is directed towards improving the knowledge, physical skills and perceptions of healthcare staff within an urgent care center (UCC) regarding the application of advanced rescue skills. It is important to note ...


Creative Arts-Based Parents Training Program For Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jung Eun Park 2019 Lesley University

Creative Arts-Based Parents Training Program For Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jung Eun Park

Expressive Therapies Dissertations

This study evaluated the impact of the Creative Arts-based Parents’ Training (CAPT) program. The 6-week long, creative arts therapy-based program and its impact on parental stress and sense of competence for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was examined. Korean Parenting Stress Index Short-Form (K-PSI-SF) and Korean-Parenting Efficacy Test (K-PET) were used as quantitative measurements. Qualitative data were also collected for the experimental group (n = 17) using questionnaires, art journaling, and a 30 min focus group interview. The control group (n = 15) only participated in quantitative measurements. There was no difference in age between the experimental and control ...


Alumni Journal - Volume 90, Number 3, Loma Linda University School of Medicine 2019 Loma Linda University

Alumni Journal - Volume 90, Number 3, Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

Alumni Journal, School of Medicine

Editorials
2 | Guest Editorial: Tiffany C. Priester '04
4 | From the President
7 | From the Dean

News
8 | This and That
10 | APC Preview
12 | School of Medicine News
14 | Students
15 | Wedding Announcements
16 | Alumni News

Missions
18 | Missions Feature - inspiring stories from the mission field

Features
45 | Alumni Spotlight - Lloyd Rudy Broomes '66
46 | Canadian Rockies Alumni Trip
50 | Department Report: Otolaryngology
53 | The Storm of Our Shores [Book review]

In Memoriam
53 | Featured Obituary - Stanley G. Sturges '55
54 | Alumni Remembered


Pharmacist Perceptions Toward Screening, Brief Intervention, And Referral To Treatment For Prescription Opioid Misuse: Initial Instrument Reliability And Validity, Tara Fouts 2019 Boise State University

Pharmacist Perceptions Toward Screening, Brief Intervention, And Referral To Treatment For Prescription Opioid Misuse: Initial Instrument Reliability And Validity, Tara Fouts

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Prescription opioid misuse has become a growing problem in the United States, and there has been a significant increase in the number of nonfatal overdose and overdose deaths since the 1990s. Idaho has also experienced an increase in the number of drug-induced deaths over time, increasing nearly 30% from 2012 to 2016. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates overprescribing and dispensing of prescription opioids is a main driver to the increase in overdoses. Evidence-based early intervention methods, such as screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT), can be utilized in health care settings to identify risky behaviors ...


Evaluating Controlled Substance Documentation In An Electronic Medical Record, Delora Brooks 2019 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Evaluating Controlled Substance Documentation In An Electronic Medical Record, Delora Brooks

Dissertations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) directives issued in 2016 gave guidelines for safely prescribing opiates; however, primary source discussions about methods used for documenting opioid and controlled substance monitoring within an electronic medical record (EMR) are limited (Hussain, Nelson, Polston & Zheng, 2019). This leaves individual providers to determine the appropriate way to document. Inconsistent documentation may not protect providers or organizations from regulatory, civil or criminal liability. As stated by Raveesh, Nayak & Kumbar (2016), “The best way to handle medico-legal issues is by preventing them”. Even with the advent and widespread use of EMRs, documentation is still often limited to basics: diagnosis, medication, dosage, procedures, referrals, and follow up (Schneider, 2014). The purpose of this project was to implement a practice improvement change which included creation of a standardized template and a central location for documentation of controlled substance monitoring. This allowed providers to document, see the dates and results for urine drug screens (UDS) or pill counts, review any concurrent schedule II or III medications, and log prescription drug monitoring database (PDMD) checks. Data indicated an improvement in documentation frequency for UDS and PDMD checks at both 30 and 60 days; however, this increase was only statistically significant for UDS at 30 days with p = 0.004. The increase was not found to be statistically significant for either UDS or PDMD checks at 60 days.


#48 - The Relationship Between Optimism And Bmi In Generation Z- An Exploratory Investigation, Allison Tucker 2019 Georgia Southern University

#48 - The Relationship Between Optimism And Bmi In Generation Z- An Exploratory Investigation, Allison Tucker

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The Relationship Between Optimism and BMI in Generation Z- An Exploratory Investigation

Optimism is defined as explaining and expecting the future in a positive manner (Seligman, 2017). Biber and Czech (2015) have shown a significant negative correlation between optimism and overall BMI. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to examine differences between Optimism and Healthy, Overweight and Obese Generation Z university students. METHODS: This study is classified as a quantitative, quasi-experimental, cross-sectional descriptive study. There were 2287 participants- 986 male and 1285 female who were all aged 18-22. Participants attended a southeastern University and were enrolled in a required ...


Personal, Interpersonal, And Media Predictors Of Fear Of Ebola, James Price Dillard, Chun Yang 2019 The Pennsylvania State University

Personal, Interpersonal, And Media Predictors Of Fear Of Ebola, James Price Dillard, Chun Yang

Journal of International Crisis and Risk Communication Research

Fear of infectious disease has the potential to damage local economies, disrupt health care delivery systems, and diminish immune functioning, whether or not the risk is objectively high. The appearance of Ebola in the United States offered an opportunity to study the causes of fear in a real-world event. Shortly after the death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, survey data were gathered (N = 849) from residents of Dallas and U.S. citizens outside of Texas. Fear was positively associated with age (younger), gender (female), and ethnicity (non-White), but not geographic proximity (Dallas vs. not Dallas ...


Welcome Readers, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, PhD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Welcome Readers, Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Phd

Optometric Clinical Practice

Interim provost would like to welcome you as readers to our new journal, Optometric Clinical Practice.


Subconjunctival Orbital Fat Prolapse: Diagnosis And Management, Leonid Skorin Jr., DO, OD, MS 2019 Mayo Clinic Health System

Subconjunctival Orbital Fat Prolapse: Diagnosis And Management, Leonid Skorin Jr., Do, Od, Ms

Optometric Clinical Practice

Background:

Subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse is a benign condition and most patients who present with it are asymptomatic. Their main concern is the lesions' cosmetic appearance. Many other potentially dangerous orbital pathologies can mimic subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse. The excised orbital fat needs to be evaluated histopathologically to rule-out any malignancy. Surgical repair is straight-forward and cosmetically satisfying to patients.

Case Report:

A 79-year-old male presented with subconjunctival orbital fat prolapse. He wanted the lesion removed for cosmetic reasons. The prolapsed orbital fat was excised successfully and histopathologic analysis confirmed the benign nature of his lesion.

Conclusion:

Optometrists should be ...


Presumed Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis: A Review Supported By A Unique Case, Kirsti K. Ramirez OD, Joseph Pizzimenti OD, Jeannette Wong-Powell OD, Jeffrey Rabin OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Presumed Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis: A Review Supported By A Unique Case, Kirsti K. Ramirez Od, Joseph Pizzimenti Od, Jeannette Wong-Powell Od, Jeffrey Rabin Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Diffuse unilateral subacute neuroretinitis (DUSN) is a rare, sight-threatening inflammatory condition caused by a nematode. It typically affects healthy children and young adults. Various nematodes have been implicated, including those that originate from dogs and raccoons. Late stage findings include optic nerve atrophy, retinal arterial attenuation, “retinitis pigmentosa-like” retinal pigmentary changes, and central and peripheral vision loss. We present a case study of long-standing DUSN. The combination of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and visual electrophysiology testing proved invaluable in establishing a presumptive diagnosis of this rare condition.


Inaugural Editorial, Paul B. Freeman OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Inaugural Editorial, Paul B. Freeman Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief


Welcome Letter Of Introduction To Our New Journal - Optometric Clinical Practice, Timothy Wingert OD 2019 University of the Incarnate Word

Welcome Letter Of Introduction To Our New Journal - Optometric Clinical Practice, Timothy Wingert Od

Optometric Clinical Practice

On behalf of the entire editorial board, Timothy Wingert, OD, dean at the University of the Incarnate Word - Rosenberg School of Optometry, welcomes you to the inaugural issue of Optometric Clinical Practice. (ISSN: 2575-7717)


Global Impact: Serving Our World, Loma Linda University Health 2019 Loma Linda University

Global Impact: Serving Our World, Loma Linda University Health

Scope

Table of Contents

Features
16 | Dean Thomas on training physicians in changing landscapes
18 | Global service changes us back at home
20 | Loma Linda University Health and the Seventh-day Adventist Church
24 | Influencing care throughout China
26 | Resident surgeons train in Malawi
28 | Consulting for hospitals in developing nations
29 | School of Nursing’s gift to Puerto Rico
30 | The Trauma Team’s global support
32 | Fighting child smoking in Mongolia
34 | Students in mission service

Departments
4 | From the President: Global service changes us back at home
6 | Tribute: Honoring a life of extraordinary service
10 | Updates: Clinical and ...


The Meaning And Motivation Of Children Participating In Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study, Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor 2019 University of South Dakota

The Meaning And Motivation Of Children Participating In Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study, Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice

Background: Despite claims that animal-assisted therapy is beneficial, there is limited empirical evidence supporting this. Current literature supports the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits an animal can provide, but few studies have explored the outcomes of incorporating an animal into skilled treatment facilitated by a healthcare professional. This study seeks to explore the effects of animal-assisted therapy in outpatient pediatric occupational therapy practice.

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to explore the meaningfulness and motivation animal-assisted therapy interventions provide for pediatric clients when compared with traditional occupational therapy treatment.

Methods: Researchers utilized a within-participants repeated-measures design for this study ...


Enhancing Quality Of Life Of People With Visual Impairments Through Aesthetic Techniques, Christia M. Labro 2019 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Enhancing Quality Of Life Of People With Visual Impairments Through Aesthetic Techniques, Christia M. Labro

Student Capstone Projects

Vision loss affects roughly 285 million people globally and is one of the leading causes of age-related disability which can lead to reduced quality of life (QoL) and increased levels of depression and anxiety (van der Aa, Bruin, van Rens, Twisk, & van Nispen, 2015). Occupational therapists have been involved in the rehabilitation of individuals with low vision since 1917 (Warren, 1995) and are significant to the low vision community due to their knowledge and expertise addressing occupational limitations while taking into consideration psychosocial factors that result from vision loss. However, there appears to be gaps in the literature related to ...


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