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Using The Bispectral Index Monitor To Decrease The Incidence Of Unintended Intraoperative Awareness In The High-Risk Population, Bridget Hayes 2025 Otterbein University

Using The Bispectral Index Monitor To Decrease The Incidence Of Unintended Intraoperative Awareness In The High-Risk Population, Bridget Hayes

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Unintended intraoperative awareness is a traumatizing complication of general anesthesia. This negative outcome affects 0.1-0.2% of all patients undergoing general anesthesia. Patients at higher risk for this experience include those undergoing emergency surgery, traumas, cesarian sections, those on cardiopulmonary bypass, those with substance use disorder, and those undergoing total-intravenous anesthesia (TIVA). This high-risk population is affected by unintended intraoperative awareness 1% of the time. The bispectral index (BIS) monitor has been proposed as a tool to decrease the incidence of unintended intraoperative awareness. There are several large, randomized controlled trials that demonstrate that using a BIS monitor decreases the incidence …


Ultrasound Guided Piv Insertion Implementation, Blake Hotchkiss, Beth O'Donnell, Miles Merwin, Billie Jo Senecal, Ronica Smith, Eric Alan, Bryan Tavary, Chelsea Harkins, Taylor Archard, Leslie Geissinger, Lauren Remington 2024 MaineHealth - Franklin

Ultrasound Guided Piv Insertion Implementation, Blake Hotchkiss, Beth O'Donnell, Miles Merwin, Billie Jo Senecal, Ronica Smith, Eric Alan, Bryan Tavary, Chelsea Harkins, Taylor Archard, Leslie Geissinger, Lauren Remington

Operations Transformation

Observed high number of unsuccessful peripheral IV insertion attempts. This increases waste (cost and time) and decreases patient satisfaction.


Psychological Preparedness And Resilience Of Palestinians' University Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey, Nizar B. Said, Mohammed Hayek, Adnan L. Sarhan, Jamal Qaddumi, Fadi Zaben, Aidah Alkaissi, Aseel Alsayed, Hammoda Abu-Odah 2024 Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine

Psychological Preparedness And Resilience Of Palestinians' University Staff During Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey, Nizar B. Said, Mohammed Hayek, Adnan L. Sarhan, Jamal Qaddumi, Fadi Zaben, Aidah Alkaissi, Aseel Alsayed, Hammoda Abu-Odah

Palestinian Medical and Pharmaceutical Journal

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant threat to the worldwide population. Although several studies have been conducted targeting the diverse population, such as healthcare professionals and students, no study available to date sheds light on the academic and administrative staff who have experienced stress due to daily academic activities, such as using online platforms for teaching and learning. Objectives: This study aims to investigate the resilience and psychological preparedness of Palestinian university staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A cross-sectional online survey mode was applied. A convenience sampling was used to present academic and administrative university staff in …


Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury (Bcvi): Universal Cta Neck Screening At Level 2 Trauma Center, Tamine Gogel 2024 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury (Bcvi): Universal Cta Neck Screening At Level 2 Trauma Center, Tamine Gogel

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury (BCVI) refers to injuries to the vessels supplying blood to the brain, primarily carotid and vertebral arteries, and can result from trauma, resulting in stroke by vessel dissection, thrombus formation, embolization, and hemorrhage. Timely identification is crucial for effective intervention and improved outcomes. This doctoral project proposes the implementation of universal screening using Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) of the neck during initial workup for blunt force trauma at a Level II ACS-verified trauma center. The primary objective is to mitigate potential delays in diagnosing and treating BCVI, thereby reducing the likelihood of complications. Patients ≥ 15 years …


Evaluation Of Pain Levels And Pain Management In Patients After Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Elif Karahan, Mediha Didem Koçoğlu Ağca, Sevim Çelik 2024 Bartın University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nursing, Bartın, Turkey

Evaluation Of Pain Levels And Pain Management In Patients After Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery, Elif Karahan, Mediha Didem Koçoğlu Ağca, Sevim Çelik

Journal of Perioperative Nursing

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate early pain management outcomes in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty.

Materials and methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted between 1 March and 30 September 2022. The sample consisted of 112 patients who underwent total knee replacement surgery. Data was collected during face-to-face interviews in the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery, using a patient information form and the revised American Pain Society patient outcome questionnaire (APS-POQ-R). One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), independent-samples t test, Kruskal-Wallis test and Mann-Whitney test were used in statistical analyses. Ethical approval, institutional approval and …


Empowering Nurse-Driven Removal Of Indwelling Urinary Catheters In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project, Ellen Ruby Hann 2024 The University of San Francisco

Empowering Nurse-Driven Removal Of Indwelling Urinary Catheters In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project, Ellen Ruby Hann

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem Nurse-driven removal protocols (NRDPs) have been shown to reduce indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) days and prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Communication barriers prevent consistent implementation of the NDRP, leading to delayed IUC removal and increased risk of CAUTIs. Context The project was conducted in a 16-bed adult surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at a teaching hospital in a major metropolitan area. Interventions Urinary catheter reminder posters displaying IUC days were posted at each bedside to prompt discussion of IUC indication and removal. An email describing the project background was sent to all nurses and physicians by the unit …


Increasing Awareness And Communication To Decrease Catheter Days In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Kamila Fortney 2024 University of San Francisco

Increasing Awareness And Communication To Decrease Catheter Days In The Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Kamila Fortney

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem Nurse-driven removal protocols (NRDPs) have been shown to reduce indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) days and prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Communication barriers prevent consistent implementation of the NDRP, leading to delayed IUC removal and increased risk of CAUTIs. Context The project was conducted in a 16-bed adult surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at a teaching hospital in a major metropolitan area. Interventions Urinary catheter reminder posters displaying IUC days were posted at each bedside to prompt discussion of IUC indication and removal. An email describing the project background was sent to all nurses and physicians by the unit …


Increasing Adherence To A Nurse-Driven Removal Protocol To Reduce Indwelling Urinary Catheter Days, Hannah K. Brosnan 2024 The University of San Francisco

Increasing Adherence To A Nurse-Driven Removal Protocol To Reduce Indwelling Urinary Catheter Days, Hannah K. Brosnan

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem

Nurse-driven removal protocols (NRDPs) have been shown to reduce indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) days and prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Communication barriers prevent consistent implementation of the NDRP, leading to delayed IUC removal and increased risk of CAUTIs.

Context

The project was conducted in a 16-bed adult surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at a teaching hospital in a major metropolitan area.

Interventions

Urinary catheter reminder posters displaying IUC days were posted at each bedside to prompt discussion of IUC indication and removal. An email describing the project background was sent to all nurses and physicians by the unit …


Reducing Barriers To Timely Indwelling Urinary Catheter Removal, Huyen T. Nguyen 2024 The University of San Francisco

Reducing Barriers To Timely Indwelling Urinary Catheter Removal, Huyen T. Nguyen

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem Nurse-driven removal protocols (NRDPs) have been shown to reduce indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) days and prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). Communication barriers prevent consistent implementation of the NDRP, leading to delayed IUC removal and increased risk of CAUTIs. Context The project was conducted in a 16-bed adult surgical intensive care unit (ICU) at a teaching hospital in a major metropolitan area. Interventions Urinary catheter reminder posters displaying IUC days were posted at each bedside to prompt discussion of IUC indication and removal. An email describing the project background was sent to all nurses and physicians by the unit …


Enhancing Nurse Awareness Of A Stroke Patient Satisfaction Survey And Their Significance In Practice, Amanda Dao 2024 The University of San Francisco

Enhancing Nurse Awareness Of A Stroke Patient Satisfaction Survey And Their Significance In Practice, Amanda Dao

Master's Projects and Capstones

Problem As a leading cause of death and disability in the US, strokes often require complex, multifaceted care. Often ignored, patient satisfaction is a crucial aspect of this care and is positively linked to key health indicators. Regulatory guidelines underscore the need for stroke-specific patient satisfaction survey (SSPS) utilization in post-stroke care. Context Hospital X is a large Comprehensive Stroke Center in the Bay Area, serving patients with various stroke etiologies and complexities. At present, its Neuro Observational Unit (NOU) does not administer a SSPS. InterventionTo address this gap in care, an educational presentation using literature evidence in support …


Approach To Pivie In Pediatrics: Standardization For Early Detection, Jamie Green, Jill Gregory, Elizabeth Murphy, Jessica Miller, Nicole Manchester, Frank Harris, Meaghan Wildes, Cecilia Inman, Jenn Paradis, Faye Weir 2024 Maine Medical Center

Approach To Pivie In Pediatrics: Standardization For Early Detection, Jamie Green, Jill Gregory, Elizabeth Murphy, Jessica Miller, Nicole Manchester, Frank Harris, Meaghan Wildes, Cecilia Inman, Jenn Paradis, Faye Weir

Operations Transformation

PIVIE (Peripheral Intravenous Infiltration & Extravasation) can have devastating effects, especially in the pediatric population. The condition may disrupt vasculature severe enough for permanent skin and tissue loss that can lead to impaired limb function due to severe scarring. Problem: No standardized process existed either to prevent or review these events at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center prior to the study. PIVIEs were measured through the event reporting platform and only severe PIVIEs were being documented in this report. All infiltrations (1-4 on the infiltration scale) should be measured for accurate benchmarking. Occurrences in the electronic medical …


Addressing Stroke Care Disparities Through Patient Education, Christina Annerino 2024 Northern Illinois University

Addressing Stroke Care Disparities Through Patient Education, Christina Annerino

Honors Capstones

It has been found across current studies and evaluations of stroke care and patient outcomes that there is a disparity in disability and mortality between male and female patients who have experienced stroke. The aforementioned studies did not identify the cause of this disparity, although a number of hypotheses for this phenomenon were provided. This study then conducted a preliminary survey of 130 participants, both men and women, aged 18-80 years old, to evaluate potential barriers to accessing stroke care and receiving treatment effectively. Preliminary survey data demonstrated consistent gaps in knowledge related to stroke risks, stroke symptoms, and when …


Promoting The Incorporation Of Regional Anesthesia To Improve Pain Management For Lower Extremity Surgeries, Kendra Knaga 2024 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Promoting The Incorporation Of Regional Anesthesia To Improve Pain Management For Lower Extremity Surgeries, Kendra Knaga

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Opioid addiction in the United States is a healthcare crisis and continues to increase yearly. Multimodal pain management is a priority intervention that needs to be implemented to manage pain with less intra and postoperative opioid use. Peripheral nerve blocks are one alternative that can be used to decrease opioid use and assist in controlling pain for foot and ankle surgeries. This project aims to educate, develop, and create a protocol for popliteal nerve blocks at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, Illinois. As a result, the long-term goal is to reduce opioid administration and improve pain control. An educational PowerPoint …


Patient-Centered Preimplant Education Session And Bi-Weekly Text Message Adherence Reminders In Patients With A Newly Implanted Cardiomems® Device: A Quality Improvement Study, Elizabeth M. Miller, Alicia Abboud, Audrey Cooper 2024 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Patient-Centered Preimplant Education Session And Bi-Weekly Text Message Adherence Reminders In Patients With A Newly Implanted Cardiomems® Device: A Quality Improvement Study, Elizabeth M. Miller, Alicia Abboud, Audrey Cooper

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects: College of Nursing

Rationale

Heart failure is a deadly disease, affecting over 6.2 million individuals and costing the United States an estimated 30.7 billion dollars (Virani et al., 2020). By 2023, heart failure costs in the United States are estimated to grow to 70 billion dollars with 75-80% of these costs attributed to inpatient hospitalizations (Heidereich et al., 2022). The CardioMEMs® is a small device placed in the patient’s pulmonary artery via a minimally invasive procedure by an interventional cardiologist. The use of remote patient data from the CardioMEMs® device has been shown to reduce hospital re-admissions, facilitate tailored medication management, detect increased …


Reduction Of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries In The Acute Care Setting, Bailey Rasmussen, Taylor Bacon, Andrew Gross 2024 University of Nebraska Medical Center

Reduction Of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries In The Acute Care Setting, Bailey Rasmussen, Taylor Bacon, Andrew Gross

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects: College of Nursing

Background: Hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) have been a longstanding problem in hospitals nationwide. HAPIs cause significant financial strain to a healthcare system and complications can be devastating to the patient.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to implement the Standard Pressure Injury Prevention Protocol (SPIPP) 2.0 Checklist for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The primary aim of this study was to determine if implementing the checklist would reduce the number of HAPIs.

Methods: This project took place over a four-week period at a Midwest hospital in the ICU. Data were collected via patient chart …


Improvement Of Patient Outcomes Through The Use Of Intensivist Nurse Practitioners, Leigha Fish 2024 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Improvement Of Patient Outcomes Through The Use Of Intensivist Nurse Practitioners, Leigha Fish

The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Student Works

This mixed retrospective and prospective cohort study aimed to compare mortality outcomes and associated factors between two cohorts of patients diagnosed with respiratory failure: on-call physicians and Interventional Nurse Practitioners (INPs). The analysis involved 143 patients, 82 in the on-call physician cohort and 61 in the INP cohort. Contrary to initial expectations, the two cohorts had no significant difference in mortality rates (p = 0.143). However, significant differences were observed in critical variables affecting mortality, including Time from Admit to Procedure Performance (p = 0.029), ICU Length of Stay (p = 0.013), and Ventilator Days (p = 0.048), with INP-managed …


Using The Confusion Assessment Method For The Intensive Care Unit (Cam-Icu) To Decrease Length Of Stay: A Scoping Review, Brooke D. Ward BSN, RN, DNP AGACNP Student, Martina Little BSN, RN, DNP AGACNP Student, Tracy McClinton DNP, AGACNP-BC, APRN 2024 University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Using The Confusion Assessment Method For The Intensive Care Unit (Cam-Icu) To Decrease Length Of Stay: A Scoping Review, Brooke D. Ward Bsn, Rn, Dnp Agacnp Student, Martina Little Bsn, Rn, Dnp Agacnp Student, Tracy Mcclinton Dnp, Agacnp-Bc, Aprn

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Purpose/Background

Delirium is a prevalent challenge among ICU patients, impacting approximately 30% of admissions (Brennan et al., 2023). If left untreated, delirium can increase use of restraints, hospital length of stay, intensive care unit length of stay, and ultimately, morbidity and mortality. This scoping review assesses the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU) to gauge its efficacy in reducing the length of stay in the ICU for adult patients with delirium.

Methods

A literature review from 2018 and 2023, using PubMed, CINAHL, and Medline were utilized for the search along with key words such as: length of …


Nurse Suicide: Examining Depression And Anxiety In Critical Care Settings, Arianna Bernardine Barata 2024 Dominican University of California

Nurse Suicide: Examining Depression And Anxiety In Critical Care Settings, Arianna Bernardine Barata

Nursing | Student Research Posters

Nurses play a critical role in healthcare, yet the demanding work environment often exposes them to stressors, leading to the development of depression and anxiety. According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (2021), 50.8% of nurses have stress, 74% have anxiety, 70.8% have depression, and 79.1% have at least one of them. Burnout, understaffing, COVID fatigue, alarm fatigue, patient ratios, and disrupted sleep patterns are some of the stressors nurses contend with in every shift. While some nurses may cope and overcome these challenges, many face more severe issues, such as suicide. Nurse suicide is an issue that has …


Educating Nurses On Frequent Oral Care For Mechanically Ventilated Patients: An Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal, Grace Alford, Susan Butz, Ruth Chavez, Joy Shoemaker 2024 Otterbein University

Educating Nurses On Frequent Oral Care For Mechanically Ventilated Patients: An Evidence-Based Practice Project Proposal, Grace Alford, Susan Butz, Ruth Chavez, Joy Shoemaker

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

The final scholarly project proposal is to implement oral care education for nurses in an intensive care unit (ICU). The proposal aims to create a guideline for an investigator to implement oral care recommendations for mechanically ventilated patients in order to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The proposal consists of obtaining VAP data and oral care charting data for the unit studied, steps for providing oral care education, and analysis recommendations. Oral care involves swabbing the patient’s mouth every two hours with a swab and mouthwash. Oral care education would include handouts and direct teaching. The proposal aims to increase oral …


A Benchmark Project On Early Mobility In The Intensive Care Unit, Millicent Odhiambo 2024 University of Texas at Tyler

A Benchmark Project On Early Mobility In The Intensive Care Unit, Millicent Odhiambo

MSN Capstone Projects

Introducing early mobility interventions in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a crucial measure to improve patient outcomes and optimize care delivery in the critical care setting. The objective of this project is to tackle the difficulties caused by extended periods of immobility in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with the aim of diminishing complications, shortening the duration of ICU stays, and enhancing the functional recovery of patients.


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