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Development Of Evidence-Based Practice Anesthesia Guidelines For Brain-Dead Organ Donors, Kelly Dzialowski Apr 2024

Development Of Evidence-Based Practice Anesthesia Guidelines For Brain-Dead Organ Donors, Kelly Dzialowski

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Organ donation is a gift of life for both donors and recipients that can come from living donors, donors after cardiac death, or brain-dead donors (BDDs). Treating the donors with optimal care throughout the entire donation process is crucial due to organ supply shortages. Organs from BDDs are a large contributor to the number of organs donated each year and require critical care from the time of admission, declaration of brain death, and throughout the organ procurement surgery. Although each BDD requires meticulous care for successful retrieval and donation, there is a lack of evidence-based practice (EBP) guidelines for anesthesia …


Viscoelastic Monitoring In Major Hepatic Surgery: An Evidence-Based Practice Project, Randy Kinietz Apr 2024

Viscoelastic Monitoring In Major Hepatic Surgery: An Evidence-Based Practice Project, Randy Kinietz

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Patients undergoing major hepatic surgery are at high risk for intraoperative transfusion of allogenic blood products. These patients are at increased risk due to pre-existing hepatic pathology, surgical stress, and the complexity of surgical procedures. While blood product transfusion may be necessary to support hemostasis and hemodynamics, it is not without risk. Current literature states that viscoelastic monitoring is superior to traditional laboratory values when guiding transfusion during major hepatic surgery. Viscoelastic monitoring is a term used to describe the measurement of change in viscoelastic properties of whole blood during clot formation. There are two readily available point-of-care types – …


Recommending An Eras Guideline For Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty, Kahl Knapke Apr 2024

Recommending An Eras Guideline For Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty, Kahl Knapke

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a comprehensive guideline that guides patients' care throughout their surgical journey. ERAS is intended to reduce the body’s response to the many stressors of surgery. ERAS is proven effective in various specialty surgical areas, including orthopedics. Orthopedic surgery rates increase parallel with the patient population ages, indicating a need for more joint replacements. Implementing an ERAS guideline reduces healthcare costs to the patient and hospital facility by reducing the length of stay (LOS) and complications postoperatively. The investigation revealed a lack of consistent direction of care, and the developed approach for patients undergoing joint …


Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines For The Surgical Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Aaron Mcneilan Apr 2024

Evidence-Based Practice Guidelines For The Surgical Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Aaron Mcneilan

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a medical condition which many people may be affected by but may be unaware of the presence of the condition. The incidence of OSA has increased in direct correlation with the rising rate of obesity in the general population. While chronic conditions may arise if OSA goes untreated, patients with OSA also have an increased risk for acute complications following surgical procedures such as airway obstruction, hypoxia, brain damage, and death. Many anesthetic medications administered during surgery exacerbate the pathological consequences of OSA, predisposing patients to adverse respiratory events during the recovery period following a …


Development Of A Rotem-Guided Transfusion Algorithm In Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients, Kourtney Jane Snyder Apr 2024

Development Of A Rotem-Guided Transfusion Algorithm In Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients, Kourtney Jane Snyder

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Abstract

Cardiothoracic surgical patients are at an increased risk for bleeding complications for various reasons, including induction of hypothermia, initiation of the coagulation cascade, degradation of the coagulation factors, mechanical destruction of platelets, and a systemic inflammatory response due to cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The American Society of Anesthesiologists recommends rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM)-guided transfusion algorithms for perioperative blood management; however, there remains a heavy reliance on conventional coagulation laboratory values. Utilization of the following PICOT question will guide this project: In cardiothoracic surgical patients, how does the use of ROTEM versus traditional coagulation laboratory tests (PT, INR, aPTT, ACT, platelet count, …


General Anesthesia Clinical Practice Guidelines For Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bradley Closson Apr 2024

General Anesthesia Clinical Practice Guidelines For Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bradley Closson

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

General anesthesia is an induced state of unconsciousness administered by anesthesia providers to obtain patient amnesia, analgesia, and akinesia. Adult patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at risk for general anesthesia-related complications throughout the perioperative setting. Emergence delirium is a clinically significant postoperative complication that patients with PTSD have an increased risk of developing. Postoperative complications of emergence delirium include patient or medical staff injury, surgical site damage, prolonged postanesthesia care unit (PACU) stay, and increased medical care costs. Evidence demonstrates that implementing preventive interventions decreases the incidence of emergence delirium. There are no standardized, evidence-based general anesthesia guidelines …


Implementation And Evaluation Of A Structured Mentorship Program, Cary Bedinghaus, Caroline Hillman Apr 2024

Implementation And Evaluation Of A Structured Mentorship Program, Cary Bedinghaus, Caroline Hillman

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

The project addresses mentorship in a graduate nursing anesthesia program. The goal is to improve the existing mentorship program and to implement a durable and consistent system that gathers and responds to feedback from the students. Two literature reviews form the underpinnings of the structure and evaluation components of the project. Three structural components were identified in the review as highly effective in multiple studies of diverse mentorship programs. The first component is establishing an effective dyad matching scheme. The second component is establishing clear goals. The third component is maintaining the relationship and achieving goals through frequent and consistent …


Evidence-Based Strategy To Improve Delirium Detection In Elderly Postsurgical Patients, Aimee Baker Apr 2024

Evidence-Based Strategy To Improve Delirium Detection In Elderly Postsurgical Patients, Aimee Baker

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Postoperative delirium (POD) is a serious adverse outcome that frequently affects older adults. Patients experiencing POD are at greater risk for postoperative mortality, increased length of hospital stay, functional decline, and increased cost of care. Current global population trends indicate that the population of adults over the age of 60 years old will double over the next thirty years. Recent guidelines call for hospitals to implement routine delirium assessment to improve early intervention. Nursing delirium assessment tools are a critical resource for early delirium identification. Nursing delirium assessment tools are often highly sensitive and specific for delirium when used in …


Peripheral Artery Disease Causes Consistent Gait Irregularities Regardless Of The Location Of Leg Claudication Pain, Hafizur Rahman, Todd Leutzinger, Mahdi Hassan, Molly Schieber, Panagiotis Koutakis, Matthew A. Fuglestad, Holly Despiegelaere, G. Matthew Longo, Philippe Malcolm, Jason M. Johanning Apr 2024

Peripheral Artery Disease Causes Consistent Gait Irregularities Regardless Of The Location Of Leg Claudication Pain, Hafizur Rahman, Todd Leutzinger, Mahdi Hassan, Molly Schieber, Panagiotis Koutakis, Matthew A. Fuglestad, Holly Despiegelaere, G. Matthew Longo, Philippe Malcolm, Jason M. Johanning

School of Podiatric Medicine Publications and Presentations

Highlights

  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a multi-level disease.

  • PAD diffusely impairs the performance of leg muscles.

  • PAD causes similar irregularities in gait biomechanics regardless of where claudication pain is located in the leg.

Abstract

Background

The most common symptom of peripheral artery disease (PAD) is intermittent claudication that involves the calf, thigh, and/or buttock muscles. How the specific location of this leg pain is related to altered gait, however, is unknown.

Objectives

We hypothesized that because the location of claudication symptoms uniquely affects different leg muscle groups in people with PAD, this would produce distinctive walking patterns.

Methods

A …


Reliability Of Popliteal Artery Flow-Mediated Dilation In The Seated Position, Taskina Akhter Apr 2024

Reliability Of Popliteal Artery Flow-Mediated Dilation In The Seated Position, Taskina Akhter

Rehabilitation Sciences Theses & Dissertations

Flow-mediated dilation (FMD) is a noninvasive measurement of endothelial function, which is a useful prognostic tool for cardiovascular disease risk. Despite its widespread use since 1992, the reproducibility of FMD varies widely between studies. This variability in reproducibility is especially significant in the case of the popliteal artery due to different methodological approaches. Studies perform popliteal FMD in various body positions, with the prone and seated positions most common. However, no studies have examined the reproducibility of both the seated and prone positions of the popliteal artery FMD. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine the test-retest and …


Simultaneous Extraction And Quantitative Analysis Of S-Methyl-L-Cysteine Sulfoxide, Sulforaphane And Glucosinolates In Cruciferous Vegetables By Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Armaghan Shafaei, Caroline R. Hill, Jonathan M. Hodgson, Lauren C. Blekkenhorst, Mary C. Boyce Mar 2024

Simultaneous Extraction And Quantitative Analysis Of S-Methyl-L-Cysteine Sulfoxide, Sulforaphane And Glucosinolates In Cruciferous Vegetables By Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Armaghan Shafaei, Caroline R. Hill, Jonathan M. Hodgson, Lauren C. Blekkenhorst, Mary C. Boyce

Research outputs 2022 to 2026

Sulfur containing compounds including glucosinolates (GLS), sulforaphane (SFN) and S-methyl-L-cysteine sulfoxide (SMCSO) have been proposed to be partly responsible for the beneficial health effects of cruciferous vegetables. As such, greater understanding of their measurements within foods is important to estimate intake in humans and to inform dietary intervention studies. Herein is described a simple and sensitive method for simultaneous analysis of 20 GLS, SFN and SMCSO by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry. Analytes were effectively retained and resolved on an Xbridge C18 column. Detection can be achieved using high resolution or unit resolution mass spectrometry; the latter making the method more …


Microglia At Sites Of Atrophy Restrict The Progression Of Retinal Degeneration Via Galectin-3 And Trem2, Chen Yu, Yun Chen, Jinchao Hou, Marco Colonna, Et Al. Mar 2024

Microglia At Sites Of Atrophy Restrict The Progression Of Retinal Degeneration Via Galectin-3 And Trem2, Chen Yu, Yun Chen, Jinchao Hou, Marco Colonna, Et Al.

2020-Current year OA Pubs

Outer retinal degenerations, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), are characterized by photoreceptor and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) atrophy. In these blinding diseases, macrophages accumulate at atrophic sites, but their ontogeny and niche specialization remain poorly understood, especially in humans. We uncovered a unique profile of microglia, marked by galectin-3 upregulation, at atrophic sites in mouse models of retinal degeneration and human AMD. In disease models, conditional deletion of galectin-3 in microglia led to phagocytosis defects and consequent augmented photoreceptor death, RPE damage, and vision loss, indicating protective roles. Mechanistically, Trem2 signaling orchestrated microglial migration to atrophic sites and induced galectin-3 …


Inositol Phosphatase Inpp4b Sustains Ilc1s And Intratumoral Nk Cells Through An Akt-Driven Pathway, Vincent Peng, Tihana Trsan, Raki Sudan, Bishan Bhattarai, Victor S Cortez, Martina Molgora, Jean Vacher, Marco Colonna Mar 2024

Inositol Phosphatase Inpp4b Sustains Ilc1s And Intratumoral Nk Cells Through An Akt-Driven Pathway, Vincent Peng, Tihana Trsan, Raki Sudan, Bishan Bhattarai, Victor S Cortez, Martina Molgora, Jean Vacher, Marco Colonna

2020-Current year OA Pubs

Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a heterogeneous population of lymphocytes that coordinate early immune responses and maintain tissue homeostasis. Type 1 innate immune responses are mediated by natural killer (NK) cells and group 1 ILCs (ILC1s). Despite their shared features, NK cells and ILC1s display profound differences among various tissue microenvironments. Here, we identify the inositol polyphosphatase INPP4B as a hallmark feature of tissue-resident ILC1s and intratumoral NK cells using an scRNA-seq atlas of tissue-associated and circulating NK/ILC1s. Conditional deletion of Inpp4b in ILC1s and NK cells reveals that it is necessary for the homeostasis of tissue-resident ILC1s but not …


Painting A Landscape Of Acute Care Nurse Scientist Work, Teresa Rangel Mar 2024

Painting A Landscape Of Acute Care Nurse Scientist Work, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Hospitals are increasingly hiring nurse scientists, motivated in part by nursing excellence designations such as Magnet. Magnet designation requires at least three, nurse-led, Institutional Review Board-approved research studies to be conducted in the hospital every four years and for nurses to be actively implementing evidence-based practice (EBP) projects using research evidence. However, clinical nurses often lack the specialized knowledge and training necessary to engage in well-designed research or EBP. Nurse scientists are PhD-prepared individuals with expertise to mentor clinical nurses to navigate the rigor and complexity of creating, implementing, analyzing, and disseminating research and EBP projects. Yet, due …


Nurse Engagement In Clinical Scholarship Linked To A Hospital-Based, Virtual Nursing Research Course, Trisha Saul, Frances Chu, Rose Timmerman, Teresa Rangel Mar 2024

Nurse Engagement In Clinical Scholarship Linked To A Hospital-Based, Virtual Nursing Research Course, Trisha Saul, Frances Chu, Rose Timmerman, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Clinical scholarship is a multifaceted concept in nursing that embodies building and disseminating knowledge within the professional environment. This requires conducting practice-based research, discovering the best available evidence for clinical practice, and translating findings into nurse-led interventions. An environment of clinical scholarship involves creating opportunities for nurse engagement in research, evidence-based practice (EBP) projects, and quality improvement initiatives. This must be supported by education and training centered on the principles of clinical scholarship. A course was developed with the curriculum design focusing on its attributes and application in the clinical setting and cultural milieu.

Purpose:

To examine hospital-based nurses’ …


Acute Care Staff Interactions With Chaplains To Discuss Team Or Personal, Non-Work-Related Stressors, Gary Weisbrich, Sarah Sumner, Teresa Rangel Mar 2024

Acute Care Staff Interactions With Chaplains To Discuss Team Or Personal, Non-Work-Related Stressors, Gary Weisbrich, Sarah Sumner, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Healthcare staff experience stress from the workplace when providing complex patient care and often may lean on specially trained spiritual support caregivers, or chaplains, for support navigating patient-related stressors. Yet, healthcare staff can also suffer from team-related or personal stressors that, if unresolved, could negatively impact care delivery. Little is known about whether, how often, and which staff may interact with chaplains for emotional support when experiencing non-patient-related stressors originating from work or personal lives.

Purpose: To describe the proportion of individuals who report discussing team-related or personal stressors with chaplains in the past 12 months, and to …


Alleviating Health Professionals' Moral Distress Through Hospital-Based Chaplain Care, Karen Colorafi, Sarah Sumner, Teresa Rangel Mar 2024

Alleviating Health Professionals' Moral Distress Through Hospital-Based Chaplain Care, Karen Colorafi, Sarah Sumner, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Healthcare workers frequently experience occupational stressors that negatively impact their emotional well-being. Recent evidence suggests that healthcare workers’ occupational stressors may translate to moral distress, defined as emotional turmoil occurring over an ethical dilemma secondary to a patient care or team-related issue. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, moral distress and a wide range of psychological and physical issues have been linked to high rates of healthcare worker burnout. Increased occupational stressors significantly augment turnover intentions and behaviors and negatively impact well-being. The resultant turnover rates have reached an all-time high among professional registered nurses. Some evidence suggests that the …


Perceived Moral Distress Among Patient-Facing Healthcare Professionals During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sarah Sumner, Karen Colorafi, Teresa Rangel Mar 2024

Perceived Moral Distress Among Patient-Facing Healthcare Professionals During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Sarah Sumner, Karen Colorafi, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

The most common framework for ethical decision-making in healthcare is principalism which is founded on three ethical traditions: utilitarianism, achieving the most good for the most people; deontology, upholding moral obligations to individuals; and virtue ethics, doing what is virtuous regardless of the consequences. Principalism is further guided by four principles: 1) respect for autonomy; 2) beneficence, the duty to do good; 3) nonmaleficence, the duty to do no harm; and 3) justice, the duty to treat similar cases similarly. Patient-facing healthcare professionals (HCPs) commonly expect all moral values will be considered when decisions are made that impact patients …


Dietary Intake And Continuous Blood Glucose Measurement In Nurses Working Either 12-Hour Day Shifts Or Night Shifts, Rachel Carlson, Teresa Rangel, Lindsey Miller, Sushana Sudhi Mar 2024

Dietary Intake And Continuous Blood Glucose Measurement In Nurses Working Either 12-Hour Day Shifts Or Night Shifts, Rachel Carlson, Teresa Rangel, Lindsey Miller, Sushana Sudhi

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Night shift work is essential in the hospital yet shift work among nurses is linked to negative outcomes such as chronic fatigue and cardiometabolic illnesses. Furthermore, nurses working night shift are more likely to have aberrant glucose levels, defined as greater than 140 mg/dl. Currently, it is unclear whether nurses working night shift eat differently than those working day shift which may explain aberrant glucose levels.

Purpose:

To determine whether night shift nurses have altered glucose levels and dietary intake compared to day shift nurses.

Methods/Approach:

Nurses regularly working full time 12-hour night shifts (n=12) or full time …


Healthcare Staff Awareness Of Climate Health And An Environmental Stewardship Framework, Patricia Joubert, Angie Shemwell, Barb Ngyuen, Rose Timmerman, Teresa Rangel (Pi) Mar 2024

Healthcare Staff Awareness Of Climate Health And An Environmental Stewardship Framework, Patricia Joubert, Angie Shemwell, Barb Ngyuen, Rose Timmerman, Teresa Rangel (Pi)

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Climate change negatively impacts human health and is largely driven by human activities which generate pollutants. In the United States (U.S.), healthcare operations lead to significant pollutants. The workforce supporting healthcare in the U.S. is massive; thus, healthcare HCP can help significantly reduce harmful healthcare emissions. A nurse-authored framework helps contextualize causes of healthcare pollutants as Waste, Energy/water, Agriculture/food, Chemicals, and Transportation (WE ACT). A large health system adopted and disseminated this framework to healthcare professionals (HCP) in 2020 to help achieve a critical objective of becoming carbon-negative by 2030. To date, HCP awareness of climate health and …


Nurse Awareness Of An Environmental Stewardship Framework For Climate Health, Sarah Johnson, Elizabeth Schenk, Teresa Rangel Mar 2024

Nurse Awareness Of An Environmental Stewardship Framework For Climate Health, Sarah Johnson, Elizabeth Schenk, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: The World Health Organization has recently stated that climate change is the single biggest threat to the health of humanity. Climate change is largely driven by human activity generating pollutants that negatively impact the environment. The healthcare sector’s operations alone account for nearly 8.5% of annual United States (U.S.) greenhouse emissions. Nurses are well-positioned within the healthcare space to take actions to reduce healthcare emissions and promote environmental health. For instance, a nurse-authored framework helps contextualize causes of healthcare pollutants as: Waste, Energy/water, Agriculture/food, Chemicals, and Transportation (WE ACT). A large, 52-hospital health system in the United States …


Health Professional Concern For Environment And Behaviors To Protect Climate Health, Sarah Johnson, Mary Jo Kelly, Gale Springer, Teresa Rangel Mar 2024

Health Professional Concern For Environment And Behaviors To Protect Climate Health, Sarah Johnson, Mary Jo Kelly, Gale Springer, Teresa Rangel

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Air pollution, medical waste, and climate change are a threat to our health and environmental sustainability. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that annually, 7 million premature deaths are associated with climate change, making climate change this century’s greatest threat to health. The healthcare industry negatively impacts climate change through the production of approximately 5% of all global carbon emissions. However, little is understood about relationships between healthcare professionals' concern for the environment and behaviors at home or work to protect climate health.

Purpose: To test relationships between healthcare professionals' concern for the environment and behaviors at …


Improving Emergency Department Belongings Inventory Electronic Medical Record Documentation Rates, Stefanie Lai Mar 2024

Improving Emergency Department Belongings Inventory Electronic Medical Record Documentation Rates, Stefanie Lai

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) education and training for RNs should be multifaceted and targeted to the RN clinical workflow. Input from direct care RNs is essential to ensure EMR education is relevant and effective. Shared Governance at a community hospital identified quality and safety concerns among inpatient RNs. RNs reported that belongings inventories were not consistently documented in the EMR for Emergency Department (ED) admissions. Hospital policy requires belongings inventory EMR documentation for all admitted patients. An audit of charts for ED admissions over three months revealed only 5% compliance with this policy.

Purpose: The purpose of this project …


Preventing And Responding To Workplace Violence In The Emergency Department, Stefanie Lai, Alicia Rodriguez Mar 2024

Preventing And Responding To Workplace Violence In The Emergency Department, Stefanie Lai, Alicia Rodriguez

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Workplace violence (WPV) is defined as physical violence or verbal threats of physical violence, regardless of whether an employee sustains an injury. Emergency department (ED) staff are at high risk of exposure to WPV, which can lead to burnout, job dissatisfaction, and secondary stress. Effective preparation for and response to WPV incidents can help mitigate these negative effects. Multicomponent interventions, including education, safety huddles, behavioral health rapid response teams, and environmental modifications, have been shown to reduce WPV incidents and increase staff perceptions of safety.

Purpose: The purpose of this evidence informed-quality improvement project was to increase knowledge of …


An Educational Intervention Differentiating Pressure Injuries From End-Of-Life Wounds, Alicia Perez Varela, Annette Callis Mar 2024

An Educational Intervention Differentiating Pressure Injuries From End-Of-Life Wounds, Alicia Perez Varela, Annette Callis

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background

End-of-life (EOL) wounds are identified in the literature as Kennedy Terminal Ulcers (KTU), Skin Failure (SF), Trombley-Brennan Terminal Tissue Injury (TB-TTI), and SCALE (Skin Changes at Life’s End). EOL wounds have a similar appearance to pressure injuries (PIs) with a fundamentally different etiology. The misclassification of EOL wounds as PIs results in increased Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPI), hospital fines, and less-than-optimal EOL wound management.

Purpose

To examine the effectiveness of an educational intervention on EOL wounds in increasing nurse confidence in providing End-of-Life Care (EOLC) and differentiating PIs from EOL wounds.

Methods

This quasi-experimental study used the 28-item …


Management Of Sepsis With The Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, Jeanna Adams Mar 2024

Management Of Sepsis With The Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment, Jeanna Adams

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Abstract

Background:

Sepsis can be a source of morbidity and mortality particularly when there are delays in treatment. Early identification may improve time to antimicrobial administration. The quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) is an evidence-based practice screening tool that, when in used in conjunction with the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) criteria can enhance recognition and treatment of sepsis. On a suburban Southern California hospital Neurological/Telemetry Unit the qSOFA is automatically calculated in the electronic medical record (EMR) but the bedside nurses were unaware of its availability and value. In addition, sepsis was not being identified in a timely …


Fall Prevention Quality Initiative: Implementation Of Fall Ambassador Safety Team (Fast), Jerome Codilla, Joanna Arraiza Mar 2024

Fall Prevention Quality Initiative: Implementation Of Fall Ambassador Safety Team (Fast), Jerome Codilla, Joanna Arraiza

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background

Patient falls are the most common adverse events reported in hospitals and represent a persistent patient safety issue. Annually, roughly 700,000 to 1 million patient falls occur in United States hospitals, resulting in around 250,000 injuries and up to 11,000 deaths (LeLaurin et al., 2019). Nurses are responsible for the identification of high fall risk patients and development of a plan of care to minimize risk. Multifactorial strategies have been shown to reduce falls, but evidence of a sustainability team (fall champions) is lacking. Review of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) data on a 33-bed progressive …


Going Beyond The Pronouns: Caring Well For Lgbtq+ People, Tobias Johnson Mar 2024

Going Beyond The Pronouns: Caring Well For Lgbtq+ People, Tobias Johnson

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

No abstract provided.


Adherence To Sb5195 Naloxone Distribution Requirements At Discharge From The Emergency Department, E Stewart, J Delfeld, J Mckay, J Corhei, Kailyn Elliot Mar 2024

Adherence To Sb5195 Naloxone Distribution Requirements At Discharge From The Emergency Department, E Stewart, J Delfeld, J Mckay, J Corhei, Kailyn Elliot

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background: Washington State, mirroring a national crisis, experienced a surge in opioid-related deaths, with 17,502 fatalities from 2007 to 2021. This trend aligns with the U.S.'s broader opioid epidemic, marked by 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017, data show overdose deaths involving opioids increased from an estimated 70,029 in 2020 to 80,816 in 2021. Overdose deaths were from synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl. In response, empowering registered nurses (RNs) in emergency departments (EDs) to issue Nurse-Initiated Orders (NIO) for patients to discharge from the hospital with physical naloxone pre-pack kits to be used in the community, an opioid antagonist, has …


A Quality Improvement Project To Decrease New Or Worsening Pressure Ulcers In A Skilled Nursing Facility (D-Pus Snf), Shaune Mattsson Mar 2024

A Quality Improvement Project To Decrease New Or Worsening Pressure Ulcers In A Skilled Nursing Facility (D-Pus Snf), Shaune Mattsson

Providence Nursing Research Conference 2023 – Present

Background:

Pressure ulcers (PU) are a "localized injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or shear/friction". PU are an urgent problem in the United States (U.S.). Residents in skilled nursing facilities (SNF) are disproportionately affected, with 9.2% of residents estimated to suffer a PU nationally. The Braden Scale is gold standard for identifying individuals at risk for PU in healthcare settings across the continuum and grades PU risk in 6 categories: sensory perception, moisture, activity, mobility, nutrition, and friction/shear. To protect against PU, a Braden Scale must be documented on …