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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 ...


Saving Lives, Limbs And Healthcare Costs]{Saving Lives, Limbs And Healthcare Costs: Quantifying The Impact Of Chg Bathing And Effective Leadership On The Reduction Of Hospital-Acquired Infections, Kelly A. Reagan 2020 Virginia Commonwealth University

Saving Lives, Limbs And Healthcare Costs]{Saving Lives, Limbs And Healthcare Costs: Quantifying The Impact Of Chg Bathing And Effective Leadership On The Reduction Of Hospital-Acquired Infections, Kelly A. Reagan

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


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 ...


“I Only Want To See The Doctor” Comparison Of Patient Satisfaction Between Urology Physicians And Advanced Practice Providers, Erin Santos, Kelly Ernst, Lisa Beaule, Moritz Hansen, Matthew Hayn, Jesse D. Sammon 2020 Maine Medical Center

“I Only Want To See The Doctor” Comparison Of Patient Satisfaction Between Urology Physicians And Advanced Practice Providers, Erin Santos, Kelly Ernst, Lisa Beaule, Moritz Hansen, Matthew Hayn, Jesse D. Sammon

Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2020

Introduction There is a projected national shortage of urologists in the coming decade. The American Urological Association supports the incorporation of advanced practice providers (APPs) into urologic practices. However, there has been limited research addressing the effect of increased utilization of APPs in the urologic setting and available research about patient satisfaction with APPs is mostly limited to primary care and non-surgical specialties. We are seeking to understand patient satisfaction with APPs in a urologic setting. The subspecialty nature of urologic practice leads us to believe that there may be measurable and meaningful differences in patient satisfaction.

Materials & Methods We ...


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 2020 University of North Florida

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

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 ...


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 ...


An American Crisis: An Analysis Of Maternal Mortality Across The U.S., Emily Fernandes 2020 Assumption College

An American Crisis: An Analysis Of Maternal Mortality Across The U.S., Emily Fernandes

Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs And The Opioid Crisis: Assessment Of State Operating Agency On Reducing Prescription Rates And Opioid Deaths, Maggie M. Wu 2020 University of Pennsylvania

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs And The Opioid Crisis: Assessment Of State Operating Agency On Reducing Prescription Rates And Opioid Deaths, Maggie M. Wu

Wharton Research Scholars

ABSTRACT

Importance: A number of strategies and policies have been implemented to mitigate the opioid crisis, including state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) that are used to track and compile patient prescription data. Because PDMPs are run independently by states, different characteristics of PDMPs can impact success rates of the programs in controlling opioid prescriptions and overdose deaths.

Objective: To assess the association between PDMP operating agency type and opioid prescriptions and opioid overdose death rates.

Research Design: The study utilized time-series data provided by the CDC and KFF, which included information for 49 states and Washington D.C. with ...


Consider The Person, Thao Vu 2020 Regis University

Consider The Person, Thao Vu

All Regis University Theses

Being culturally competent means being able to understand your own personal biases to avoid behaviors that may be considered discriminatory. In healthcare, it also means treating patients with respect and providing optimal care regardless of their background. If patients lack the care that they need or are provided with less than optimal care, then health care disparities arise, increasing the inequalities that are already present within the health care system. At the center of this care are the nurses who interact with patients the most during their clinical session. Thus, it is vital for nurses to be culturally competent and ...


Simulating Medical Isolation: Communicatively Managing Patient And Medical Team Safety, Elizabeth L. Spradley, R. Tyler Spradley 2020 Stephen F. Austin State University

Simulating Medical Isolation: Communicatively Managing Patient And Medical Team Safety, Elizabeth L. Spradley, R. Tyler Spradley

International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference

Reducing hospital acquired or associated infections (HAIs) is a national public health priority. HAIs pose risks to patients, visitors, and medical personnel. To better understand how to communicatively manage safety in medical isolation, data was collected with nursing students simulating medical isolation in a high-fidelity simulation with a medical mannequin with C. difficile. Observations of nursing students and faculty revealed four distinct communication practices: social support, patient education, humor, and storytelling. Conclusions include recommendations to intentionally design these communication practices into high-fidelity medial isolation simulations and scale up these communication practices in routines of safety.


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