Elder Care In The Midst Of The Pandemic: Moving Beyond The Rhetoric, An Interview With Dr. Carole Estabrooks | Entrevue Avec Dre Carole Estabrooks : Les Soins Aux Personnes Âgées Dans Le Cadre De La Pandémie : Aller Au-Delà Du Discours, 2022 Université de Montréal
Elder Care In The Midst Of The Pandemic: Moving Beyond The Rhetoric, An Interview With Dr. Carole Estabrooks | Entrevue Avec Dre Carole Estabrooks : Les Soins Aux Personnes Âgées Dans Le Cadre De La Pandémie : Aller Au-Delà Du Discours, Florence Myrick, Jacinthe I. Pepin
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Person-Centered Care Practices In Nursing Homes: Staff Perceptions And The Organizational Environment, 2022 Portland State University
Person-Centered Care Practices In Nursing Homes: Staff Perceptions And The Organizational Environment, Sarah Dys, Ozcan Tunalilar, Serena B. Hasworth, Jaclyn Winfree, Diana L. White
Institute on Aging Publications
Person-centered care (PCC) is considered the standard to assure quality of care and quality of life in longterm care, benefiting both residents and staff. This study examines the associations between nursing home staff perceptions of person-centered care practices, the organizational system, and work-related attitudes in a sample of 340 nurses and direct care workers across 32 nursing homes in Oregon. Random-intercepts regression models were used to estimate within- and between-nursing home variation in staff perceptions of PCC practices as measured by the Staff Assessment of Person-Directed Care (SA-PDC), and identify characteristics associated with these perceptions. Staff in nursing homes that …
A Physical Therapy Mobility Checkup For Older Adults: Feasibility And Participant Preferences From A Discrete Choice Experiment, 2022 The College of St. Scholastica
A Physical Therapy Mobility Checkup For Older Adults: Feasibility And Participant Preferences From A Discrete Choice Experiment, Dalerie Lieberz, Hannah Borgeson, Steven Dobson, Lindsey Ewings, Karen Johnson, Kori Klaysmat, Abby Schultz, Rachel Tasson, Alexandra L. Borstad
Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews
Purpose: Physical performance measures, like walking speed, identify and predict preclinical mobility disability but are rarely used in routine medical care. A preventive model of care called Mobility Checkup is being designed to reduce mobility disability in older adults. This study had two purposes: 1) determine feasibility and outcomes of the Mobility Checkup, and 2) identify preferences of older adults regarding this model of care using a discrete choice experiment.
Methods: Adults over 55 years of age were recruited from the community. In the study’s first phase, participants completed a Mobility Checkup, with feasibility evaluated using 6 criteria. In the …
Improving Telehealth Knowledge And Comfort In An Older Adult Population, 2022 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Improving Telehealth Knowledge And Comfort In An Older Adult Population, Carolyn J. Jones
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Projects
Background: Telehealth usage is increasing a means of providing healthcare in a more efficient and cost-effective way. Older adults have been left behind from the telehealth movement and this can negatively impact their access to the healthcare system.
Purpose: An educational workshop was offered in a local older adult community with the goal of increasing their knowledge, literacy, motivation, and usage of telehealth.
Methods: The participants completed a pre-assessment survey to determine their baseline knowledge, experience, and perceptions about telehealth. They then participated in an educational workshop, which consisted of a 45-minute presentation given via Zoom with a 15-minute …
Improving The Process Of Pain Management By Implementing Best Practices In A Nursing Home, 2022 California State University, Northern California Consortium Doctor of Nursing Practice
Improving The Process Of Pain Management By Implementing Best Practices In A Nursing Home, Sukhjit Dhillon
Pain is often untreated or undertreated among older adults living in nursing homes. The lack of standardized pain management protocols makes it difficult to address pain in this population. Deficiencies in pain management and documentation were identified in a nursing home and a performance improvement project was implemented with the aim to improve pain management, pain documentation, and staff knowledge of pain management. A pre-and post-intervention study design was used, and data analysis included descriptive statistics and a paired samples t-test. Participants (n=12) included seven registered nurses and five licensed vocational nurses who provide direct care to the residents in …
Clinical Nurse Specialist Job Description Assignment, 2022 CUNY College of Staten Island
Clinical Nurse Specialist Job Description Assignment, Diane R. Maydick Youngberg
Open Educational Resources
The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) is an advanced practice registered nurse with expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of specialty patient populations. In addition to direct care, the CNS role expands to other areas including research, education, quality improvement, and inter professional teamwork. Creating a detailed CNS Job description helps to clarify the role.
Implementation Of Telehealth Clinical Nurse Leader Interventions To Reduce Rehospitalizations In Rural Home Health Patients, 2022 University of New Hampshire
Implementation Of Telehealth Clinical Nurse Leader Interventions To Reduce Rehospitalizations In Rural Home Health Patients, Briana White
DNP Scholarly Projects
Reimbursement for home-based care is moving towards a value-based purchasing (VBP) model. This change brings a renewed sense of urgency to focus efforts in care delivery to sustain positive outcomes such as reducing rehospitalizations. The Clinical Nurse Leader role has been instrumental in hospital settings in improving patient outcomes, and evidence points toward the potential success of implementation of this role in the rural microsystem setting. This quality improvement project implemented a remote telehealth intervention led by Clinical Nurse Leaders, to decrease rehospitalizations of Medicare patients assessed as at-risk for 30-day rehospitalization. The DMAIC QI model was used to ensure …
Increasing Rates Of Urine Albumin Creatinine Ratio Ordering By Providers In Diabetics In Adult Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Initiative, 2022 University of New Hampshire
Increasing Rates Of Urine Albumin Creatinine Ratio Ordering By Providers In Diabetics In Adult Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Initiative, James Ehrlich
DNP Scholarly Projects
Background: The rising incidence of diabetes within the United States and worldwide has led to increased diabetes related morbidity and mortality. As the leading cause of end stage renal disease (ESRD), more attention needs to be placed on increasing rates of diabetic nephropathy screening. The vast majority of diabetics are treated in primary care, positioning primary care as a center focus for diabetes related screening and treatment.
Local problem: Low rates of diabetic nephropathy screening were noted at an academic medical center affiliated primary care clinic. A quality improvement initiative was elicited to increase the number of urine microalbumin creatine …
Investigating The Perspectives Of Older Adults In Residential Aged Care On Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life, 2022 Edith Cowan University
Investigating The Perspectives Of Older Adults In Residential Aged Care On Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life, Parisa Malekpour, Amanda Devine, Julie Dare, Leesa Costello
Research outputs 2022 to 2026
The objective of the study was to explore how older people living in a residential aged care facility perceived that their oral health influenced their food preferences and attitudes towards food, their social interactions and their self-esteem.
Poor oral health can have biological, behavioural and social impacts on quality of life among older adults (aged 65+ years). In terms of biological impacts, oral health impairments may cause older adults to avoid many types of foods. This shift in dietary pattern can lead to malnutrition among older people, undermine general health and negatively impact quality of life (QOL).
The Resilience Vaccine, 2021 University of San Francisco
The Resilience Vaccine, Sara Horton-Deutch T. Duffy
Master's Projects and Capstones
Healthcare workers have been working in unprecedented circumstances since the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Caregivers have been taxed with burnout. A large healthcare organization’s 26-bed, medical-surgical, telemetry, COVID-19 overflow unit was significantly impacted. Many healthcare organizations have adopted advocacy for attaining joy in work as an extra dimension of the Institute for Health Improvement’s Triple Aim. Adding this fourth aim supports averting caregiver burnout (CBO) while promoting joy in work.
This quality improvement project examined nurse leaders’ interventions that address CBO, promote healthy work environments, and promote joy in work. From June through August 2021, an 8-week resilience program …
Nursing Management To Reduce Hospital Readmissions After Percutaneous Coronary Interventions- Integrative Review, 2021 Kennesaw State University
Nursing Management To Reduce Hospital Readmissions After Percutaneous Coronary Interventions- Integrative Review, Jeena S. Daniel, Doreen Wagner
MSN in Leadership in Nursing Final Projects
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are considered life-saving techniques in the event of myocardial infarction and remain the standard of care for managing acute heart attack. Given the success of the procedures, decreased complications, and the economic advantage over open-heart surgery, coronary interventions continue to be the preferred treatment choice. However, amidst the growth and success of these procedures, readmissions after percutaneous coronary interventions have been identified and still prevail among hospitals. Hence, the goal was to conduct an integrative review to identify and synthesize literature on the interventions that help reduce readmissions after percutaneous coronary interventions and illuminate nurses' …
Diabetes Prevention Program, 2021 University of Texas Health Center at Tyler
Diabetes Prevention Program, Ashley L. Stine
MSN Capstone Projects
The prevalence of diabetes in Texas has increased 40 percent over the last decade and will continue to rise as of 2019. New onset diabetes, chronic, and children with diabetes has significant rise in hospitalization rates. COVID and its restraints of limiting physical activity, restrictions of gyms and sedentary lifestyles. Chronic diabetics who were frequent flyer hospitalizations rates increase due to poor social support, mental health and stressors increased during COVID also. This diabetes prevention program that consists of 16wks for new and current diabetics would decrease complications of diabetes such as DKA, retinopathy, nerve pain, chronic pain, AMS, amputations, …
Identifying And Evaluating Pain Management In Hospitalized Older Adults With Hip Fractures: An Integrative Review, 2021 Kennesaw State University
Identifying And Evaluating Pain Management In Hospitalized Older Adults With Hip Fractures: An Integrative Review, Monique Guinocor
MSN in Leadership in Nursing Final Projects
Hip fractures are known to have the highest health morbidity and mortality, especially in the aging population. Having a hip fracture comes with insurmountable pain. Older adults experiences pain differently from other populations due to physiological changes, but this population experiences an undertreatment and mistreatment for pain, resulting in negative outcomes. Current methods for pain control include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. Exploring different interventions for pain management is necessary so providers can implement methods that are effective in pain relief without inducing complications. The aim of this integrative review is to identify current pain management interventions and determine their effectiveness …
A Performance Improvement Project To Improve Hand-Off Communication Documentation Within The Surgical Services Department, 2021 Homestead Hospital
A Performance Improvement Project To Improve Hand-Off Communication Documentation Within The Surgical Services Department, Bobbie J. Wich, Millie Escalona, Judy E. Bowling, Ana L. Santos
Nursing & Health Sciences Research Journal
Over 80% of adverse events in healthcare are due to miscommunication. To improve patient safety, The Joint Commission recommended the use of standardized hand-off communication tools in 2012. One acute care hospital in Southeast Florida implemented standardized handoff reports in 2014 with few revisions since that time. The COVID-19 pandemic brought to light additional critical information was needed to keep patients and staff safe, such as laboratory results indicating the need for isolation precautions. The nurses within the surgical services noticed this critical information was not sufficiently included in the handoff report. The lack of this information led to unnecessary …
Bedside Shift Reporting: A Benchmark Project, 2021 University of Texas at Tyler
Bedside Shift Reporting: A Benchmark Project, Clydea C. Hale
MSN Capstone Projects
Patient care is forever changing to improve satisfaction, safety, and overall treatment. Over the past few years, patients and their families are more invested in their overall care in the hospital and expect to be informed every step of the way. A common complaint from patients or their families is that one nurse or staff did not know the individuals care or treatment plan, there were no shift goals to work toward discharge, and the nurse did not update the patient/family with changes in care. All of these complaints along with the patient satisfaction scores and communication between the treatment …
Partnering With Hospital Providers To Facilitate Handoff For Persons With Dementia In The Acute Care Setting, 2021 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Partnering With Hospital Providers To Facilitate Handoff For Persons With Dementia In The Acute Care Setting, Vanessa Jeune
Student Scholarly Projects
Practice Problem: Individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias cannot verbalize their care needs during transitions of care (TOC) and rely on their home caregivers (HCs) for advocacy. The lack of communication between clinicians in one setting and HCs can lead to detrimental health outcomes for the length of stay.
PICOT: The PICOT question that guided this project was: With the assistance of family nurse consultants (P), how does the implementation of standardized care needs communication tool for support persons of persons with dementia (I) vs. no standardized process (C) enhance the ability for the support person to …
The Psychosocial Experiences Of African American Sexual And Gender Minority Caregivers Of People With Dementia, 2021 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
The Psychosocial Experiences Of African American Sexual And Gender Minority Caregivers Of People With Dementia, Lakeva Harris
Over 50 million people in the United States provide unpaid care to a family member or friend. One-third of these caregivers (16 million) provide care to someone with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Of these caregivers, more than 20% state caregiving has led to a decline in their health. African American caregivers are less likely to report being in very good or better health than their white caregiving peers. Similarly, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (LGBTQ) caregivers are more likely to report fair or poor health than their heterosexual, cisgender peers. The overlap of these minoritized identities may …
The Effects Of Social Determinants On Renal Care Among Eskd Patients In The Philippines: Rural Vs. Urban Areas, 2021 Dominican University of California
The Effects Of Social Determinants On Renal Care Among Eskd Patients In The Philippines: Rural Vs. Urban Areas, Melanie Rojas
Nursing | Senior Theses
From a Public Health Nursing (PHN) perspective, populations who are diagnosed with chronic disease or illness are the most vulnerable to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) states that the mortality rate for ESKD amounts to roughly 7 million individuals worldwide. In examining causes of ESKD throughout both history and the lifespan, high mortality rates are attributed to the lack of access to life-sustaining therapies such as dialysis or transplantation. The lack of access to therapy or healthcare services has been an immense Public Health crisis in the last few decades. …
Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Journal Club: Frailty, 2021 Beaumont Royal Oak
Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Journal Club: Frailty, Sarah Keene, Rebecca Fisher, Lauren Cameron-Comasco
Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine
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Loneliness, Social Isolation, And Their Connection To Overall Health Across The Lifespan, 2021 Liberty University
Loneliness, Social Isolation, And Their Connection To Overall Health Across The Lifespan, Paige Miller
Senior Honors Theses
Due to recent circumstances, the incidence of loneliness and social isolation has skyrocketed. Fortunately, there have already been countless studies examining the longer-term implications of these two factors on health. Loneliness and social isolation have been found to impact cardiovascular health, stress response, immune function, resilience, mental health, attachment, spiritual health, and many other determinants of health. A variety of research was examined outlining the psychological implications of loneliness and social isolation. These factors also influence physiological processes and can exacerbate a variety of diseases. After presentation of this evidence, a collection of possible interventions will be discussed, and their …