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In-Depth Perspectives Of Faith Community Nurses Serving In A Western U.S. State: Findings From A Healthcare-Academic Collaboration, Nathan West, Lauren Kiker (Doctoral Student), Beverly Bateman 2024 Providence

In-Depth Perspectives Of Faith Community Nurses Serving In A Western U.S. State: Findings From A Healthcare-Academic Collaboration, Nathan West, Lauren Kiker (Doctoral Student), Beverly Bateman

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Faith community nurses (FCNs) implement congregational health programs, address health-related needs, and deliver wholistic care within the faith communities they serve. FCNs have reported certain challenges impacting their ability to deliver care within faith-based settings (e.g., training, funding, resources). Literature, however, documenting the lived experience of FCNs is limited, particularly in (U.S. State blinded for review [i.e., a Western state)]. The ministry’s Faith Community Nurse Resource Center (FCNRC) at a Providence Medical Center supports 150 non-paid professionals by providing: Support (e.g., community-building), Training (e.g., FCN Foundations Course), Continuing education credits, Consulting (e.g., ministry effectiveness), and Resources (e.g., research, …


A Better Tool For Ed Fall Risk Assessments: The Monego-Barra Ed Fall Risk Assessment Tool (Moba), Roxanne Barra, Mary Waldo, Angela Graves, Jessica Monego 2024 Providence

A Better Tool For Ed Fall Risk Assessments: The Monego-Barra Ed Fall Risk Assessment Tool (Moba), Roxanne Barra, Mary Waldo, Angela Graves, Jessica Monego

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background

The incidence of falls has been increasing in emergency departments (EDs), with some resulting in harm. In a large health care system in the Western United States, the Morse Fall Risk Assessment Tool (Morse) is used across care settings, despite not being validated in the ED. Other ED tools in the literature are the Memorial ED Fall Risk Assessment Tool (Memorial) and Kinder 1 Fall Risk Assessment Tool (Kinder). These three tools contain risk factors that may not be specific to EDs or are missing relevant factors. This led the researchers to create the Monego-Barra ED Fall Risk Assessment …


An Evidence-Based Skin Management Improvement Project In The Intensive Care Unit, Chelsea Lannoo 2024 Providence

An Evidence-Based Skin Management Improvement Project In The Intensive Care Unit, Chelsea Lannoo

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Pressure injuries have detrimental effects on patients healing and outcomes and are costly to organizations due to payment programs. Pressure injuries are largely preventable if appropriate interventions are implemented early. In our ICU, post-pandemic monitoring showed increases in hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) and consults for medical device HAPIs were increasing. Rounds with wound care department indicated lack of staff compliance with recommended preventive practices. Some issues reported were the use of diapers and excessive linens, failure to use scheduled turning for patients, lack of prevention related to medical devices

Purpose:

The goal of this skin-care management project is …


Characteristics Of Nursing Professional Identity Survey Completers, Teresa Rangel, Crystal Billings, Rose Timmerman, Tulla Landis 2024 Providence Health Care, Professional Development Department, Spokane, Washington

Characteristics Of Nursing Professional Identity Survey Completers, Teresa Rangel, Crystal Billings, Rose Timmerman, Tulla Landis

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Magnet and Pathways to Excellence (PTE) designations through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) publicly recognize hospitals achieving outstanding nursing excellence. An issue of special interest to clinical nurses working in Magnet/PTE facilities is the professional identity of nurses, which is hypothesized to positively correlate to nursing satisfaction and delivery of high-quality patient care. A valid and reliable survey tool, called Professional Identity in Nursing Scale (PINS), is a low-cost and low-burden strategy for nurses to measure professional identity in nursing. However, survey attrition rate is a significant barrier to collecting robust and representative data. Little is published …


Comparison Of Data On Preterm Neonatal Growth Measures In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Madison Baty, Emily Faerber, Cayenne Sirois 2024 Providence

Comparison Of Data On Preterm Neonatal Growth Measures In The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Madison Baty, Emily Faerber, Cayenne Sirois

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Extrauterine Growth Restriction (EUGR) has been defined as infant weight-for-age z-score (WAZ) of less than -1.28 standard deviations (SD), at discharge or 36–40 weeks (about 9 months) postmenstrual age. In 2018, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition published indicators of neonatal malnutrition, including a decline in WAZ over time. Mild, moderate, and severe neonatal malnutrition is defined as a WAZ decline of 0.8-1.2 SD; >1.2-2 SD; >2 SD, respectively, and it is unclear how widely revised neonatal malnutrition indicators are being used.

Purpose/aim:

To investigate the sensitivity and specificity …


Sepsis 5 Rights Round (S5rr), William Lim, Bilma Pellissery, Jenny Carrillo 2024 Providence

Sepsis 5 Rights Round (S5rr), William Lim, Bilma Pellissery, Jenny Carrillo

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background. Sepsis-related hospitalizations with prolonged length of stay (LOS) are rising in the US. Likewise in our setting, sepsis is the #1 diagnosis-related group (DRG). Moreover, our sepsis patient outcomes for DRG-related LOS, timely discharge, readmission rates, and observed/expected (O/E) mortality did not meet our healthcare system’s regional goals. Thus, because evidence suggests that interprofessional rounds may improve those outcomes among non-sepsis patients, we decided to add afternoon interprofessional rounds to existing morning rounds. Those Sepsis 5 Rights Rounds (S5RR) would focus on the right patient, place, time, level of care, and plan of care.

Purpose.The purpose of this …


Triage Re-Education: Impact On Accuracy Of Acuity And Care Provision, Alexandra Rowen 2024 St. Joseph Hospital

Triage Re-Education: Impact On Accuracy Of Acuity And Care Provision, Alexandra Rowen

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Triage is the process of sorting and prioritizing patients requiring medical treatment. A primary goal is to identify high-risk or life-threatening situations. Emergency Severity Index (ESI) is a validated method to assign an acuity level from Level 1 (emergent) to Level 5 (non-urgent). ESI handbook states competency is vital to the success and accuracy of the ESI tool & requires periodic assessment of RNs participating in triage. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) reports only 60% accuracy in assigning acuity.

Aim:

The aim of this evidence-based practice project was to determine compliance with triage standards and provision of initial …


Using A Virtual, Case-Based Approach To Developing Clinical Competency In Hospice, Melissa Robinson, Sasha Holden, Tara Poulsen 2024 Providence

Using A Virtual, Case-Based Approach To Developing Clinical Competency In Hospice, Melissa Robinson, Sasha Holden, Tara Poulsen

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

There has been a shift in nursing education away from a teacher-centered approach that is focused on requiring learners to memorize large amounts of content to a concept-based approach that is learner-centered and focuses on the development of critical thinking, clinical judgment, and problem-solving skills (Giddens et al., 2020). Conceptual learning requires learners to connect facts and exemplars to concepts through active learning experiences such as completing case studies or problem-solving activities (Baron, 2017). This allows learners to ‘practice’ thinking and apply new knowledge to clinical practice.

The clinical education team is applying this knowledge to the current competency-based …


Utilization Of Catheter Calendars For Cauti Reduction, Katie Whitehead 2024 Providence

Utilization Of Catheter Calendars For Cauti Reduction, Katie Whitehead

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Hospital acquired infections are a nursing sensitive quality indicator used by the public, governmental agencies, and regulatory bodies to determine the caliber of care offered by nursing staff in acute care hospitals. Lower incidences of hospital acquired infections are linked to improved safety and patient outcomes. Historically, a 356-bed community hospital had very low rates of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) prior to 2021, however in the first two quarters of the year, the medical-surgical units saw this number jump from four total in 2020 and 2021 to five in six months.

Purpose:

To reduce the incidence of …


Effective Non-Pharmacological Pain Relief Interventions Among Neonates: An Integrative Research Review, Staci Shaw 2024 Providence

Effective Non-Pharmacological Pain Relief Interventions Among Neonates: An Integrative Research Review, Staci Shaw

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Newborns encounter many painful events, including heel sticks, venous blood sampling, peripheral intravenous insertions, and more. Newborns cannot verbally express pain, and caregivers rely on changes in vital signs (increased heart rate, decreased oxygen saturations) behavior (long periods of inconsolable crying), and facial expressions to grade newborn pain. Pain management in neonates is critical to preserve neurodevelopment. Due to adverse effects of pharmacological pain management interventions in neonatal populations, non-pharmacological pain management interventions are often utilized in newborns, such as swaddling, non-nutritive sucking, kangaroo care, oral sucrose, holding, touching, music, and breastfeeding. However, the most effective pain management intervention, …


Building The Future: New Grad Residency As A Response To The Staffing Crisis, Caitlin Silva, Geri Harmon 2024 Providence

Building The Future: New Grad Residency As A Response To The Staffing Crisis, Caitlin Silva, Geri Harmon

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Purpose:

An innovative nursing project was created to evaluate if increasing the total number of nurses entering the Transition into Practice (TIP) program would decrease traveler utilization, resulting in cost savings for the hospital.

Relevance/Significance:

Nursing shortages reached a critical level during the pandemic, and many hospitals throughout the country have not recovered. Many nurses have either left the bedside entirely or moved to the competitive pay of travel nursing requiring hospitals to create competitive hiring practices. The utilization of travel nurses results in increased costs and can have negative patient outcomes.

Strategy/Implementation/Methods:

The clinical education team collaborated with leadership …


Accelerometer-Based Head Impact Detection In Soccer - Where Are We?, Nipun Chopra 2024 DePauw University

Accelerometer-Based Head Impact Detection In Soccer - Where Are We?, Nipun Chopra

Biology Faculty publications

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) represents a significant burden on individuals, societies, and healthcare systems as it is associated with long-term neurological and behavioral consequences. Although these effects vary according to severity, events that lead to TBI and mild TBI (mTBI), such as concussions, subconcussive impacts, and non-impact violent head movements, may also lead to similar changes. Soccer players are particularly prone to mTBI as they are exposed to head impacts in various ways during training and gameplay. A commonly-claimed TBI risk is that posed by the "heading" technique. Our examination of the literature questions the extent to which heading actually …


Snake Venom Cysteine-Rich Secretory Protein From Mojave Rattlesnake Venom (Css-Crisp) Induces Acute Inflammatory Responses On Different Experimental Models, Emelyn Salazar, Abcde Cirilo, Armando Reyes, Martha Barrientos, Jacob Galan, Elda E. Sánchez, Montamas Suntravat 2024 Texas A & M University - Kingsville

Snake Venom Cysteine-Rich Secretory Protein From Mojave Rattlesnake Venom (Css-Crisp) Induces Acute Inflammatory Responses On Different Experimental Models, Emelyn Salazar, Abcde Cirilo, Armando Reyes, Martha Barrientos, Jacob Galan, Elda E. Sánchez, Montamas Suntravat

School of Medicine Publications and Presentations

Highlights

  • A svCRiSP from Mojave rattlesnake triggered the release of key pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines in cell lines.

  • Early release of pro-inflammatory mediators was observed locally and systemically in mice treated with Css-CRiSP.

  • This study provides further evidence of the pro-inflammatory effects of crotalid CRiSP.

  • Css-CRiSP may modulate the vascular dysfunction and persistent inflammation seen in envenomings by Mojave rattlesnakes.

Abstract

Snake venoms contain various molecules known for activating innate immunity and causing local effects associated with increased vascular permeability, such as vascular leakage and edema, common symptoms seen in snakebite envenomings. We have demonstrated that snake venom cysteine-rich secretory …


Transiam: Aggregating Multi-Modal Visual Features With Locality For Medical Image Segmentation, Xuejian LI, Shiqiang MA, Junhai XU, Jijun TANG, Shengfeng HE, Fei GUO 2024 Central South University

Transiam: Aggregating Multi-Modal Visual Features With Locality For Medical Image Segmentation, Xuejian Li, Shiqiang Ma, Junhai Xu, Jijun Tang, Shengfeng He, Fei Guo

Research Collection School Of Computing and Information Systems

Automatic segmentation of medical images plays an important role in the diagnosis of diseases. On single-modal data, convolutional neural networks have demonstrated satisfactory performance. However, multi-modal data encompasses a greater amount of information rather than single-modal data. Multi-modal data can be effectively used to improve the segmentation accuracy of regions of interest by analyzing both spatial and temporal information. In this study, we propose a dual-path segmentation model for multi-modal medical images, named TranSiam. Taking into account that there is a significant diversity between the different modalities, TranSiam employs two parallel CNNs to extract the features which are specific to …


Special Considerations For The Adolescent With Obesity: An Obesity Medicine Association (Oma) Clinical Practice Statement (Cps) 2024., Suzanne Cuda, Valerie O'Hara, Marisa Censani, Rushika Conroy, Brooke Sweeney, Jennifer Paisley, Cristina Fernandez MD, Meredith Dreyer, Allen Browne, Nancy T. Browne 2024 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Special Considerations For The Adolescent With Obesity: An Obesity Medicine Association (Oma) Clinical Practice Statement (Cps) 2024., Suzanne Cuda, Valerie O'Hara, Marisa Censani, Rushika Conroy, Brooke Sweeney, Jennifer Paisley, Cristina Fernandez Md, Meredith Dreyer, Allen Browne, Nancy T. Browne

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

BACKGROUND: This Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Clinical Practice Statement (CPS) details special considerations for the management of the adolescent with obesity. The information in this CPS is based on scientific evidence, supported by medical literature, and derived from the clinical experiences of members of the OMA.

METHODS: The scientific information and clinical guidance in this CPS are based on scientific evidence, supported by the medical literature, and derived from the clinical perspectives of the authors.

RESULTS: This OMA Clinical Practice Statement addresses special considerations in the management and treatment of adolescents with overweight and obesity.

CONCLUSIONS: This OMA Clinical Practice …


Associations Between Anemia And Fgf23 In The Ckid Study., Elizabeth Thomas, Alexandra M. Klomhaus, Marciana L. Laster, Susan L. Furth, Bradley A. Warady, Isidro B. Salusky, Mark R. Hanudel 2024 Children's Mercy Hospital

Associations Between Anemia And Fgf23 In The Ckid Study., Elizabeth Thomas, Alexandra M. Klomhaus, Marciana L. Laster, Susan L. Furth, Bradley A. Warady, Isidro B. Salusky, Mark R. Hanudel

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

BACKGROUND: Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a bone-derived hormone that plays a central role in chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder and is associated with CKD progression and cardiovascular morbidity. Factors related to CKD-associated anemia, including iron deficiency, can increase FGF23 production. This study aimed to assess whether anemia and/or iron deficiency are associated with increased circulating concentrations of FGF23 in the large, well-characterized Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study cohort.

METHODS: Hemoglobin concentrations, iron parameters, C-terminal (total) FGF23, intact FGF23, and relevant covariables were measured in cross-sectional analysis of CKiD study subjects.

RESULTS: In 493 pediatric patients with …


Real-World Evidence On The Dosing And Safety Of C.E.R.A. In Pediatric Dialysis Patients: Findings From The International Pediatric Dialysis Network Registries., Laura Kohlhas, Milena Studer, Loes Rutten-Jacobs, Sylvie Meyer Reigner, Anja Sander, Hui-Kim Yap, Karel Vondrak, Paula A. Coccia, Francisco Cano, Claus Peter Schmitt, Bradley A. Warady, Franz Schaefer, IPDN collaborators 2024 Children's Mercy Hospital

Real-World Evidence On The Dosing And Safety Of C.E.R.A. In Pediatric Dialysis Patients: Findings From The International Pediatric Dialysis Network Registries., Laura Kohlhas, Milena Studer, Loes Rutten-Jacobs, Sylvie Meyer Reigner, Anja Sander, Hui-Kim Yap, Karel Vondrak, Paula A. Coccia, Francisco Cano, Claus Peter Schmitt, Bradley A. Warady, Franz Schaefer, Ipdn Collaborators

Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers

BACKGROUND: This retrospective real-world study used data from two registries, International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network (IPPN) and International Pediatric Hemodialysis Network (IPHN), to characterize the efficacy and safety of continuous erythropoietin receptor activator (C.E.R.A.) in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on peritoneal dialysis (PD) or hemodialysis (HD).

METHODS: IPPN and IPHN collect prospective data (baseline and every 6 months) from pediatric PD and HD centers worldwide. Demographics, clinical characteristics, dialysis information, treatment, laboratory parameters, number and causes of hospitalization events, and deaths were extracted for patients on C.E.R.A. treatment (IPPN: 2007-2021; IPHN: 2013-2021).

RESULTS: We analyzed 177 patients …


Consensus-Based Recommendations For The Care Of Women With A Breech Presenting Fetus, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin 2024 Edith Cowan University

Consensus-Based Recommendations For The Care Of Women With A Breech Presenting Fetus, Sara Morris, Sadie Geraghty, Deborah Sundin

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Objective: To establish consensus related to aspects of breech presentation and care. Design: A multinational, three round e-Delphi study. Participants: A panel of 15 midwives, four obstetricians and an academic with knowledge and/or experience of caring for women with a breech presenting fetus. Methods: An initial survey of 45 open-ended questions. Answers were coded and amalgamated to form 448 statements in the second round and three additional statements in the third round. Panellists were asked to provide their level of agreement for each statement using a 5-point Likert scale. Consensus was deemed met if 70% of panellists responded with strongly …


Building Advocacy In The Younger Generation Through The Adopt A School Program Of The University Of South Florida College Of Public Health Activist Lab-A Commentary, Karen Liller, Madison Sanders, Erin Millsapps, Truc Ho, Kanika Chandra, Rolando Trejos 2024 University of South Florida

Building Advocacy In The Younger Generation Through The Adopt A School Program Of The University Of South Florida College Of Public Health Activist Lab-A Commentary, Karen Liller, Madison Sanders, Erin Millsapps, Truc Ho, Kanika Chandra, Rolando Trejos

Florida Public Health Review

No abstract required as this is a commentary.


Sex And Gender In Ageing And Longevity: Highlights From An International Course, Giuseppina Candore, Giulia Accardi, Anna Aiello, Giovannella Baggio, Tiziana Bellini, Vittorio Calabrese, Anna Paola Carreca, Ignazio Carreca, Anna Masucci, Monica Cattaneo, Serena Dato, Danilo Di Bona, Luca Fabris, Caterina Gambino, Gabriele Di Lorenzo, Claudio Franceschi, Mattia Emanuela Ligotti, Maria Cristina Manfrinato, Annibale Alessandro Puca, Martina Tamburello, Roberta Vassallo, Calogero Caruso 2024 Laboratory of Immunopathology and Immunosenescence, Department of Biomedicine, Neurosciences and Advanced Diagnostics, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

Sex And Gender In Ageing And Longevity: Highlights From An International Course, Giuseppina Candore, Giulia Accardi, Anna Aiello, Giovannella Baggio, Tiziana Bellini, Vittorio Calabrese, Anna Paola Carreca, Ignazio Carreca, Anna Masucci, Monica Cattaneo, Serena Dato, Danilo Di Bona, Luca Fabris, Caterina Gambino, Gabriele Di Lorenzo, Claudio Franceschi, Mattia Emanuela Ligotti, Maria Cristina Manfrinato, Annibale Alessandro Puca, Martina Tamburello, Roberta Vassallo, Calogero Caruso

Translational Medicine @ UniSa

Gender medicine is a multidisciplinary science and represents an important perspective for pathophysiological and clinical studies in the third millennium. Here, it is provided an overview of the topics discussed in a recent course on the Role of Sex and Gender in Ageing and Longevity. The paper highlights three themes discussed in the course, i.e., the interaction of gender/sex with, i) the pathophysiology of age-related diseases; ii), the role of genetics and epigenetics in ageing and longevity and, iii) the immune responses of older people to pathogens, vaccines, autoantigens, and allergens. Although largely unexplored, sex and gender are modulators …


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