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Oral Chemotherapy: Safe Handling In The Home, Cynthia Huff 2020 The University of San Francisco

Oral Chemotherapy: Safe Handling In The Home, Cynthia Huff

DNP Qualifying Manuscripts

Background: According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (2016), oral anticancer agents (OAC) are hazardous drugs (HD) and require the same safe handling interventions in the home setting as in controlled health care environments. The use of a safe handling checklist for OAC administration is a way nurses can provide safe handling education to patients and caregivers and assess for understanding and competency for critical tasks. Effective home management strategies outlining caregiver protections, proper storage, administration of OACs, spill clean-up, and waste disposal could reduce exposure risks to toxic agents.

Objective: To present a safe-handling checklist and ...


Usp Compliance: A Hazardous Drug Safe Handling Ppe Toolkit For Infusion Nurses, Cynthia Huff 2020 The University of San Francisco

Usp Compliance: A Hazardous Drug Safe Handling Ppe Toolkit For Infusion Nurses, Cynthia Huff

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects

Problem: Safety concerns have existed for more than 40 years about how hazardous drug (HD) exposure contributes to long- and short-term adverse health outcomes for healthcare workers (HCWs). Careless handling may cause toxic residues to infiltrate hospital environments and patient care areas, and can even be traced to patients’ homes. New government regulations will require healthcare organizations to minimize exposure risks to HCWs by fully implementing the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Convention Chapter 800: Hazardous Drugs: Handling in Healthcare Settings (USP, 2016) on December 1, 2019. According to Polovich and Olsen (2017), “The implementation of the USP <800> Standards will represent ...


Defining And Characterizing Frequent Attenders: Systematic Literature Review And Recommendations, Dip Shukla, Erik Faber, Brian Sick 2020 University of Minnesota

Defining And Characterizing Frequent Attenders: Systematic Literature Review And Recommendations, Dip Shukla, Erik Faber, Brian Sick

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose: To decrease cost and improve efficiency, health care organizations have focused on frequent attenders — patients with high health care utilization. Prior studies have investigated singular health care settings, used varying definitions of frequent attendance, and inconsistently identified factors correlated with frequent attendance. The purpose of this article is to suggest a uniform definition of frequent attenders for different health care settings and to determine factors correlated with frequent attendance.

Methods: This systematic review of three databases identified 2761 unique articles; 174 met inclusion criteria. Studies were analyzed for their definition of frequent attenders and factors associated with frequent attendance ...


The Effectiveness Of Patient Education Utilizing The Teach-Back Method To Improve Patient Satisfaction, Gladys Cajucom Apuli 2020 Liberty University

The Effectiveness Of Patient Education Utilizing The Teach-Back Method To Improve Patient Satisfaction, Gladys Cajucom Apuli

Doctoral Dissertations and Projects

The purpose of this Evidence-Based Project is to determine the effectiveness of using “teach-back” method in giving education to patients receiving chemotherapy and how this method can increase patient satisfaction with understanding of medication action and side effects. Teach-back method is a way of checking patient’s understanding by asking them to state in their own words the information about their health. It is a way to confirm that the explanations given by their provider is understood. Teach-back method can improve patient’s understanding and adherence, decrease call backs and cancelled appointments. This project was developed to improve the organization ...


A Case For Delirium Risk Prediction Models To Aid In Triaging Resources To Those Most At Risk An Integrative Literature Review, Tammy Perttula 2020 Winona State University

A Case For Delirium Risk Prediction Models To Aid In Triaging Resources To Those Most At Risk An Integrative Literature Review, Tammy Perttula

Nursing Masters Papers

Abstract

Delirium is a complex syndrome resulting from compounding effects of acute illness, comorbidities, and the environment. It results in adverse outcomes: elevated mortality rates, length of stay, readmissions, institutionalization, long-term cognitive changes, and diminished quality of life. The rate of iatrogenic delirium is astounding, ranging from 10%-89%. There are no curative treatments; thus, primary prevention is the key. The purpose of this literature review is to identify and critique the research for the accuracy of risk stratification and feasibility in practice. Support for interventions that prevent delirium is mounting; however, interventions are resource-intensive and often not implemented. Researchers ...


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Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

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Implementation Of Post Falls Huddles In Skilled Nursing Facility, Princess Lomax 2020 Valparaiso University

Implementation Of Post Falls Huddles In Skilled Nursing Facility, Princess Lomax

Evidence-Based Practice Project Reports

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the quality improvement project, implementation of the post fall huddle in a long-term care facility. Falls are the most common problem in adults 65 years and older. Falls in this population can have devastating effects, often leading to significant changes in morbidity or death. Adults in long term care settings have an increased risk of falling and having a subsequent fall due to an acute illness, weakness, or confusion (CDC, 2015). At the skilled facility, there has been a significant increase in hospitalizations due to injuries sustained from falls. To address this ...


Effects Of Shift Length On Nursing Staff’S Productivity, Safety, And Well-Being, Victoria Sivesind 2020 Dominican University of California

Effects Of Shift Length On Nursing Staff’S Productivity, Safety, And Well-Being, Victoria Sivesind

Nursing | Senior Theses

In this thesis the relationship between normal shift length for nurses and fatigue, burnout, intention to leave job, and patient outcomes and satisfaction. A review of literature has been done and conclusions have been made about the previous research reviewed in the thesis. A proposal for further research has been included and details how the author plans to provide further clarification to the questions at hand in order to better clinical nursing practice for the future. The proposed study includes sending out a survey to members of the Sigma Theta Tau Honors Nursing Society. It will inquire about shift length ...


Impact Of Order Set Use On Stroke Care, Bilal Nadeem MD, Edward Waseleski DO, Meryem Maras-Casey MD, Sabih Alam MD, Adnan Faruqui MD, Michael Gutierrez MD, Maruthsakhi Molugu MD, Christina Oricompil MD, Ashar Mahmood MD, Katherine Torralba MD, Fatima Agha MD, Nour Tlimat MD, Olu Oyesanmi, Salman Muddassir MD, Nikolay Mitzov MD 2020 HCA Healthcare

Impact Of Order Set Use On Stroke Care, Bilal Nadeem Md, Edward Waseleski Do, Meryem Maras-Casey Md, Sabih Alam Md, Adnan Faruqui Md, Michael Gutierrez Md, Maruthsakhi Molugu Md, Christina Oricompil Md, Ashar Mahmood Md, Katherine Torralba Md, Fatima Agha Md, Nour Tlimat Md, Olu Oyesanmi, Salman Muddassir Md, Nikolay Mitzov Md

West Florida Division Virtual Research Day

A case control study of 118 patients from Oak Hill Hospital between the months of August 2019 and January 2020 was recently completed for a hospital research quality improvement study. The objective was to determine if the use of either Hemorrhagic or Ischemic Stroke Order Set had an effect on the length of stay (LOS) or adherence to current stroke guideline recommendations when compared to its disuse. Results indicate use of either the Hemorrhagic or Ischemic Stroke Order Set led to a decreased length of stay and an increased adherence to current stroke guideline recommendations. Limitations of the study included ...


How Do Health Systems Approach Patient Experience? Development Of An Innovative Elective Curriculum For Medical Students, Jordan Silberg MD, Michael Bennick MD, MA, AGAF, FACP, CPXP, Kelly Caverzagie MD, FACP, FHM, Sarah Richards MD, FACP 2020 Yale New Haven Hospital, Department of Pediatrics

How Do Health Systems Approach Patient Experience? Development Of An Innovative Elective Curriculum For Medical Students, Jordan Silberg Md, Michael Bennick Md, Ma, Agaf, Facp, Cpxp, Kelly Caverzagie Md, Facp, Fhm, Sarah Richards Md, Facp

Patient Experience Journal

Medical students currently learn about patient-centered care and practice communication skills via a variety of curricula. However, there is little in the published literature describing a standardized approach for training future physicians how health systems approach and work to improve patient experience. The [Anonymous1 and Anonymous2] Schools of Medicine designed a plan to pilot a two-week elective for medical students in their clinical years. The curriculum is designed to help students understand and appreciate the key elements of the patient experience across the continuum of care and prepare students to impact the patient experience either as a practicing physician and ...


Continuous Glucose Monitors To Decrease Hypoglycemia, Sara B. Woodcock 2020 University of Texas at Tyler

Continuous Glucose Monitors To Decrease Hypoglycemia, Sara B. Woodcock

MSN Capstone Projects

Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people from children to older adults. There is no cure, although it can be managed to prevent complications. Education of student nurses is where they are born and raised to become nurses who save and change lives. Teaching student nurses in depth about diabetes as a disease and the treatments that best fit their specific needs is where educating patients begins. Learning about a secondary option for blood glucose checks can make all the difference for several patients. Multiple finger sticks daily has been the leading way to check blood sugar for ...


Vaccines In Current Culture: The Hpv Vaccine Controversy, Alyssa Johnston 2020 Liberty University

Vaccines In Current Culture: The Hpv Vaccine Controversy, Alyssa Johnston

Senior Honors Theses

The use of vaccinations has drastically decreased mortality and morbidity rates related to infectious disease and has become an intrinsic part of modern health care. However, the fear of risks related to vaccines has been partially responsible for the decisions of many parents to delay or avoid vaccinating their children. The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine specifically is one of the most controversial vaccines in current culture due to reports of new onset or exacerbation of autoimmune diseases, infertility, and even death following its administration. This review synthesizes information regarding the relevance and safety of the HPV vaccine, as well ...


Mercyone: Patient Advocate, Kaitlyn Bahlmann 2020 University of Northern Iowa

Mercyone: Patient Advocate, Kaitlyn Bahlmann

CSBS INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference

MercyOne Sartori Hospital Kaitlyn Bahlmann For my cooperative education internship, I decided to volunteer as a patient advocate on the medical/surgical floor of Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls. My poster will describe my experience interacting with and helping surgical patients have a better hospital stay. It’ll explain the purpose of volunteers and the psychological benefits that they provide for patients and their families. Volunteering at the hospital has given me direct patient contact experience and supplemented my other healthcare experiences as a pre-physician’s assistant student.


Cannabidiol (Cbd) Skincare On Instagram, Mckenzie Rooney, Meriam Elbahri, Katilin Shivers, Cristina Wilson, Julie Williams Merten PhD 2020 University of North Florida

Cannabidiol (Cbd) Skincare On Instagram, Mckenzie Rooney, Meriam Elbahri, Katilin Shivers, Cristina Wilson, Julie Williams Merten Phd

Showcase of Osprey Advancements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS)

Background: Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, has emerged as a popular ingredient in skincare products. However, there is limited evidence on the benefits, efficacy, and safety of CBD for skincare. Despite this, CBD is widely endorsed on social media, specifically Instagram. With more than one billion active users and a heavy presence of “influencers”, Instagram is powerful source of health and beauty information.

Purpose: This study uses content analysis to examine how CBD skincare products are portrayed on Instagram. Methods: In 2019, using the search terms “CBD skincare” and “CBD skin”, researchers sampled every third post from the ...


First Aid And Emergency Preparedness: Improving Health Outcomes Among Aging Adults, Anna J. Kulangara 2020 University of South Carolina - Columbia

First Aid And Emergency Preparedness: Improving Health Outcomes Among Aging Adults, Anna J. Kulangara

Senior Theses

As the United States population demographic shifts and the baby boomer population enters seniority, the health sector must adjust and prepare to provide efficient and adequate healthcare to the people. The Silver Tsunami, a metaphor for the expected wave of aging adults, will inevitably strain healthcare professionals and can be partly relieved by promoting risk-minimizing behavior in baby boomers before severe conditions develop. Through this effort, a health education course, titled First Aid and Emergency Preparedness, was developed and taught twice at a local senior center to target senior citizens and promote proactivity and healthy behaviors. Course development founded largely ...


State Regulatory Responses To The Prescription Opioid Crisis: Too Much To Bear?, Lars Noah 2020 University of Florida Levin College of Law

State Regulatory Responses To The Prescription Opioid Crisis: Too Much To Bear?, Lars Noah

Dickinson Law Review

In order to prevent further overuse of prescription opioids, states have adopted a variety of strategies. This article summarizes the growing use of prescription drug monitoring programs, crackdowns on “pill mills,” prohibitions on the use of particularly hazardous opioids, limitations on the duration and dosage of prescribed opioids, excise taxes, physician education and patient disclosure requirements, public awareness campaigns, and drug take-back programs. Although occasionally challenged on constitutional grounds, including claims of federal preemption under the Supremacy Clause, discrimination against out-of-state businesses under the dormant Commerce Clause doctrine, and interference with rights of commercial free speech, this article evaluates the ...


A Comparison Of Models For Evaluation And Transfer Of Patients With Suspected Large Vessel Occlusions, Edward Jauch, Parita Bhuva, Alex Schneider, Jason Thurman, Josh Lewis, Kathryn McCarthy, Debra Philpot, Robin Jones, Albert Yoo, Don Frei 2020 HCA Healthcare

A Comparison Of Models For Evaluation And Transfer Of Patients With Suspected Large Vessel Occlusions, Edward Jauch, Parita Bhuva, Alex Schneider, Jason Thurman, Josh Lewis, Kathryn Mccarthy, Debra Philpot, Robin Jones, Albert Yoo, Don Frei

Neurology

Introduction: Mechanisms for the hospital identification of patients with suspected large vessel occlusions (LVO) vary widely based on referring and receiving stroke center resources. We compared processes for identifying patients with suspected LVO who may be candidates for endovascular therapy (EVT) at non-EVT hospitals and the criteria for interfacility transport to Comprehensive Stroke Centers (CSC) for potential EVT. Methods: Data were obtained from 4 CSC which serve distinct geographic regions, ranging from rural to urban environments, over a continuous 12 month period of time beginning year 2018. Patients transferred from all referring hospitals to these facilities were considered regardless of ...


Reinventing The Tradition Of Morbidity And Mortality Conference: Turning Anecdotes Into Databases, Tandis Soltani MD, Key Yan Tsoi MD, Alexandra Csortan, Aidan Charles MD, Darwin Ang 2020 HCA Healthcare

Reinventing The Tradition Of Morbidity And Mortality Conference: Turning Anecdotes Into Databases, Tandis Soltani Md, Key Yan Tsoi Md, Alexandra Csortan, Aidan Charles Md, Darwin Ang

General Surgery

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Listening To The Patient: A Typology Of Contextual Red Flags In Disease Management Encounters, Amy E. Binns-Calvey, Gunjan Sharma, Naomi Ashley, Brendan Kelly, Frances M. Weaver, Saul J. Weiner 2020 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Listening To The Patient: A Typology Of Contextual Red Flags In Disease Management Encounters, Amy E. Binns-Calvey, Gunjan Sharma, Naomi Ashley, Brendan Kelly, Frances M. Weaver, Saul J. Weiner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose: Patients send clues, often unwittingly, when they are grappling with a life challenge that complicates their care. For instance, a patient may lose control of a previously well-managed chronic condition or start missing appointments. When explored, these clues help clinicians uncover the life circumstance impacting the individual’s ability to manage their health and health care. Such clues are termed “contextual red flags.” Effective care requires recognizing them, asking about them, and customizing the care plan where feasible. We sought to develop a typology of contextual red flags by analyzing audio recordings along with the medical records of encounters ...


Development Of Hospital-Wide Policy For Pediatric Needle Procedures At An Academic Medical Center, Katherine J. Rose 2020 University of Vermont

Development Of Hospital-Wide Policy For Pediatric Needle Procedures At An Academic Medical Center, Katherine J. Rose

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Project Publications

Purpose: Needle procedures are traumatic experiences for pediatric patients, and have been linked to formation of phobias and lifelong decreased healthcare utilization.1,2 Pain management during needle procedures and hospital wide standardization of needle procedures are known to increase patient satisfaction, while decreasing long-term adverse outcomes related to seeking health care.3,4 The purpose of this project was to develop a hospital-wide standardized policy for pediatric needle procedures at an academic medical center.

Methods: Those performing pediatric needle procedures were electronically surveyed to identify full spectrum issues regarding adoption of a pediatric needle policy. Based on survey findings ...


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