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Home Visitation To Prevent And Reduce Postpartum Depression, Anna Bauer, Madison Polley, Laura Boesken DNP, MSN, RN 2023 Northern Kentucky University

Home Visitation To Prevent And Reduce Postpartum Depression, Anna Bauer, Madison Polley, Laura Boesken Dnp, Msn, Rn

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Postpartum depression (PPD) occurs in 13-19% of women worldwide, and is a stigmatized medical condition affecting maternal and infantile long term outcomes. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project was to determine if women at high risk for PPD are affected by home visitation programs from discharge up to three years postpartum. CINHAL Ultimate, Google Scholar, and Medline databases were used. Current evidence supports the use of home-visitation programs for postpartum women to decrease the prevalence and the symptoms of PPD by allowing nurses access into homes to provide early intervention for PPD. In addition to providing care for prevention …


Using Doctoral Education And Research-Based Learning To Advance The Nurse Leader, Kara R. De La Fosse 2023 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Using Doctoral Education And Research-Based Learning To Advance The Nurse Leader, Kara R. De La Fosse

The Journal of Advancing Education Practice

Nurse leaders perform in highly autonomous positions in two dimensions; academia, and the clinical setting with the awesome responsibility to serve and protect others. To guide nursing practice, research-based skills are crucial to ensure leadership decisions are founded in evidence-based practice. Random controlled studies are gold-standard in healthcare compared to correlation or descriptive studies and employ a systematic review to strengthen findings (Schmidt & Brown, 2021). Research skills are prominent in numerous components of the leadership scope to perform at a stellar level.


Development And Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Practice Guideline Regarding Cricoid Pressure, William Carson II 2023 Otterbein University

Development And Implementation Of An Evidence-Based Practice Guideline Regarding Cricoid Pressure, William Carson Ii

Doctor of Nursing Practice Scholarly Projects

Cricoid pressure (CP) has been a standard of practice since the 1960s. The purpose is to reduce aspiration of gastric content into the lungs in high-risk patients undergoing induction of general anesthesia. Aspiration has been identified as the most common cause of airway-related mortality for patients undergoing general anesthesia. The cause of airway-related mortality can be correlated to the application of CP. Incorrect application of CP may lead to adverse clinical events and outcomes. It has been demonstrated that when administering CP in a simulation-based environment, providers are applying pressure to the incorrect anatomical location and/or applying the incorrect amount …


Medically Accurate Evidence-Based Sex Education And Abstinence-Only Sex Education: Impact On Teen Pregnancies In The United States, Nicole Chiu 2023 Dominican University of California

Medically Accurate Evidence-Based Sex Education And Abstinence-Only Sex Education: Impact On Teen Pregnancies In The United States, Nicole Chiu

Nursing | Senior Theses

The U.S. has funded abstinence-only programs to combat pregnancy rates for a long time. With numerous factors contributing to teen pregnancies, there have been a lot of ways that people have decided to try to decrease the number of teen pregnancies. For example, schools have either decided that they intend to fully educate their teenage students using medically accurate evidence-based sex education or come from a more conservative approach and give abstinence-only education. The objective of this investigation is to identify whether evidence-based sex education or abstinence-only sex education is more effective at combating teen pregnancy and abortion rates. This …


What Impact Does The Ability To Access Healthcare Have On Maternal Outcomes In Africa?, Helena Harris 2023 Dominican University of California

What Impact Does The Ability To Access Healthcare Have On Maternal Outcomes In Africa?, Helena Harris

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background: Maternal mortality rates reflect health inequities in access to obstetric care in some parts of the world including many African countries. Geographical barriers and limited number of skilled human resources have put women in rural areas at a significantly higher risk of maternal mortality.

Research Question: What impact does the ability to access healthcare have on maternal outcomes in African rural areas compared to urban cities?

Methods: A literature review was performed of credible databases. Six articles were reviewed extensively highlighting the purpose, strengths, and limitations of each study. Refer to Appendix A for the literature review table.

Findings: …


The Impact Of Sleep Deprivation In Nurses On Psychomotor Skills, Memory, And Medical Errors, Luke Asprec 2023 Dominican University of California

The Impact Of Sleep Deprivation In Nurses On Psychomotor Skills, Memory, And Medical Errors, Luke Asprec

Nursing | Senior Theses

Nurses are often subjected to working long shift hours, doing overtime, or being on the night-shift. These factors often predispose nurses to inadequate sleep, which impacts memory, cognition, and mental health. This is significant because nurses depend on their psychomotor skills and clinical judgment to deliver effective nursing care. Each decision made is vital to the safety of the patient. Previous research studies have shown the negative effects of sleep deprivation on impaired concentration, judgment, and long-term health such as obesity, diabetes, and hypertension. While there is significant data in the general population, the specific effects of sleep deprivation in …


Exploring The Effects Of Different Types Of Diets On Preventing And Managing Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Ma. Patricia Diorel Peig 2023 Dominican University of California

Exploring The Effects Of Different Types Of Diets On Preventing And Managing Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Ma. Patricia Diorel Peig

Nursing | Senior Theses

Diabetes is a major health problem that is becoming an epidemic in major countries of the world. Diabetes can affect people of all ages and of all races. However, there is a higher risk of developing diabetes for certain groups of people. As of today, there is still no cure for diabetes. The treatment plan for patients diagnosed with diabetes is to control the level of blood glucose through different interventions. The progression of diabetes is influenced by food behaviors, and diet control is an important aspect of management of this disease. There are different types of diet recommended that …


The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy And Informed Decision-Making On Primiparous Women During The Birthing Process, Morgan R. Fillipo 2023 Dominican University of California

The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy And Informed Decision-Making On Primiparous Women During The Birthing Process, Morgan R. Fillipo

Nursing | Senior Theses

Childbirth is a very intense and vulnerable experience, especially for first-time mothers. Across the globe, the prevalence of traumatic and unsatisfying births has become an increasingly troublesome issue for women. There is extensive evidence of maltreatment, and a large portion of the problem has to do with the client’s medical team. To combat this dilemma, the best course of action would be to prepare women for this possibility by increasing the client’s self-efficacy and decision-making abilities. Self-efficacy, also known as confidence in one’s skills, is an important trait to have when it comes to patients being able to advocate for …


Growing Into The Nursing Role: Exploring The Challenges New Nurses Face And How Residency Programs Address These Problems, Jan Ashley Escosio 2023 Dominican University of California

Growing Into The Nursing Role: Exploring The Challenges New Nurses Face And How Residency Programs Address These Problems, Jan Ashley Escosio

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background: The first year of nursing practice is filled with growth and anxiety. Novice nurses face many challenges. A high turnover rate for new nurses creates a need for this issue to be addressed. New nurse residency programs may ensure nurses remain available to meet the community’s needs.

Objective: The purpose of this paper is to understand challenges new nurses face and how residency programs can address them. Two questions guiding the research are:

  • What are the challenges new nurses face during their transition to practice (TTP)?
  • How do New Graduate Nurse Residency Programs address these problems to shape confident …


Prescription Opioid Misuse And Addiction: Healthcare’S Contribution To The Opioid Epidemic And What Can Be Done About It, Emily Larsen, Katrina Ecke 2023 Dominican University of California

Prescription Opioid Misuse And Addiction: Healthcare’S Contribution To The Opioid Epidemic And What Can Be Done About It, Emily Larsen, Katrina Ecke

Nursing | Senior Theses

Up to one in four patients undergoing prolonged opioid therapy in a primary care setting battle opioid addiction. In 2020, the CDC found that more than 16,000 deaths involving prescription opioids (limited to natural and semi-synthetic opioids and methadone) had occurred, which is equivalent to about 45 deaths per day. Opioid overdose death can be identified through three distinct waves; increased prescribing of opioids in the 1990’s began the first wave, the beginning of the second wave came in 2010 with a rapid increase in heroin related overdose deaths, and in 2013 the third wave began with a significant increase …


Barriers To Obtaining Healthcare In The United States, Nikita Laungani 2023 Dominican University of California

Barriers To Obtaining Healthcare In The United States, Nikita Laungani

Nursing | Senior Theses

One barrier to obtaining healthcare in the United States (U.S.) has been the type of healthcare insurance that someone has. It is important for nurses to understand the impact of the patient’s access to care, which is a factor in their health outcomes. Health insurance, race and ethnicity, income, and zip code are at the top of a long list of social determinants of health that affects where and how they receive care. To find out more about how barriers to obtaining healthcare affect outcomes, I researched various types of barriers around the country. It is important to understand how …


Using Family Focused-Care Solutions To Improve Child’S Quality Of Life, Joshua M. Del Sol 2023 Dominican University of California

Using Family Focused-Care Solutions To Improve Child’S Quality Of Life, Joshua M. Del Sol

Nursing | Senior Theses

Chronic illness in children impacts not only themselves but their families too. Everyone in the family supports each other and provides each other with pretty much all our physiological needs including our emotional needs. Parents/caregivers are the role models for their young children and really shape the person they become because basic values and their early relationships are formed. A family provides that consistent balance in our life that is the center of our life at a young age. When children are diagnosed with a chronic illness, parents may feel responsible, ashamed, guilty, or angry. Families may turn on each …


Retinopathy: Reducing The Risk For Patients With Type Ii Diabetes Mellitus, Jasmyn Mei 2023 Dominican University of California

Retinopathy: Reducing The Risk For Patients With Type Ii Diabetes Mellitus, Jasmyn Mei

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background In our modern environment, diabetes has become a significant public health issue. It is estimated that there are currently 537 million diabetics living in the world. According to those predictions, there will be about 783 million diabetics worldwide by 2045. With the effects of rapid lifestyle changes and urbanization, there is a rising tendency in the prevalence of diabetes and its consequences, such as retinopathy. Moreover, diabetic retinopathy is an important cause of avoidable blindness.

Objective The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether there is a relationship between early education and health outcomes in regards to retinopathy. …


Active Nursing Research Studies As Of 1-2023 (Study Summaries), Lindy Bilimek MSN, AGCNS-BC, Danielle Payne , MSN, BSBio, RN, Jennifer Esslinger BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN, Kellie Girardot MSN, RN, Rebecca S. Mahuren, Erin LaCross DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, Andrea D. Conley MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, MSCRN, Brooke Randol MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC, CMSRN, CWS 2023 Parkview Health

Active Nursing Research Studies As Of 1-2023 (Study Summaries), Lindy Bilimek Msn, Agcns-Bc, Danielle Payne , Msn, Bsbio, Rn, Jennifer Esslinger Bsn, Rn, Cfrn, Ctrn, Kellie Girardot Msn, Rn, Rebecca S. Mahuren, Erin Lacross Dnp, Rn, Nea-Bc, Cenp, Andrea D. Conley Msn, Rn, Agcns-Bc, Mscrn, Brooke Randol Msn, Rn, Agcns-Bc, Cmsrn, Cws

Nursing Active Studies

Validation of an evidence-based, nurse-designed fall risk assessment tool: Study 2

Validation of an evidence-based, nurse-designed fall risk assessment tool.

Lindy Bilimek MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC

Nursing and Support Staff Perceptions of Inpatient MyChart Utilization.

Influence of Music Therapy on Length of Stay in Surgical Patients.

Danielle Payne BSBio, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Effect of Warming IV Fluids During MICU Transport on Patient Comfort and Temperature.

Jennifer Esslinger BSN, RN, CFRN, CTRN

Evaluation of a COVID Mobility Team.

Kelly Girardot Kellie Girardot MSN, RN, AGCNS-BC

Data-based Program Management of System-Wide IV Smart Pump Integration.

Rebecca Mahuren BSN, RN

Assessment of Nurse Perceptions …


Nursing Burnout And Preventative Measures, Giselle Balaoing 2023 Dominican University of California

Nursing Burnout And Preventative Measures, Giselle Balaoing

Nursing | Senior Theses

Nursing burnout is a crucial problem that needs to be addressed due to the effect it’s having on nurses, such as causing many nurses to leave their jobs. Some of the major causes of nursing burnout include the effects of the work environment, emotional strain, and lack of sleep. Several nurses have stated that some environmental factors related to work that is causing nursing burnout include a high nurse-to-patient ratio, long shifts, and stressful specialties. Lack of support and emotional stress from patient care have contributed to burnout. Lastly, poor health habits, such as lack of sleep, also influence burnout …


Ineffective Aggregation Of Filipino-American Health Assessment Data & It's Effect On Individualized Healthcare, Marrian Gutierrez, Anthony Rain Macoy 2023 Dominican University of California

Ineffective Aggregation Of Filipino-American Health Assessment Data & It's Effect On Individualized Healthcare, Marrian Gutierrez, Anthony Rain Macoy

Nursing | Senior Theses

Background

Filipino-Americans and their health care data seem to be difficult to find individually, and this is due to the continual grouping of this population with other Asian subgroups into the Asian-American population. The needs of the Filipino-American population are distinctly different from other Asian-American subgroups, and the underrepresentation leads to inadequate health care, lack of education within the community, and in some cases, disproportional deaths of Filipino-Americans.

Objective

To highlight the importance of adequate aggregation of health assessment data of a specific population on individualized care, in this paper, Filipino-Americans.

Summary of Findings

In the review of literature, it …


The Effects Of Screen Time On Children, Jacqueline Valdepenas 2023 Dominican University of California

The Effects Of Screen Time On Children, Jacqueline Valdepenas

Nursing | Senior Theses

With the development of technology continuing to grow at a fast-paced pace in society, children are now becoming exposed to such technology at a younger age. The introduction of smartphones and tablets, which is defined as screen time in this paper, are being introduced to children as young as 6 months of age. Instead of children playing with toys recommended for their age, they use screen time for their play needs and entertainment. Some parents use screen time as a distraction and/or relief for their own needs when the child is upset or they’re unable to tend to the child. …


Implementation Of Distance Learning Imci Training In Rural Districts Of Tanzania, Kahabi Isangula, Esther Ngadaya, Alexander Manu, Mary Mmweteni, Doreen Philbert, Dorica Burengelo, Gibson Kagaruki, Mbazi Senkoro, Godfather Kimaro, Amos Kahwa 2023 Aga Khan University

Implementation Of Distance Learning Imci Training In Rural Districts Of Tanzania, Kahabi Isangula, Esther Ngadaya, Alexander Manu, Mary Mmweteni, Doreen Philbert, Dorica Burengelo, Gibson Kagaruki, Mbazi Senkoro, Godfather Kimaro, Amos Kahwa

School of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa

Background: The standard face-to-face training for the integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) continues to be plagued by concerns of low coverage of trainees, the prolonged absence of trainees from the health facility to attend training and the high cost of training. Consequently, the distance learning IMCI training model is increasingly being promoted to address some of these challenges in resource-limited settings. This paper examines participants’ accounts of the paper-based IMCI distance learning training programme in three district councils in Mbeya region, Tanzania.

Methods: A cross-sectional qualitative descriptive design was employed as part of an endline evaluation study of …


Improving Handwashing Behavior Of School-Age Children Through A Game-Based Educational Program, Ikbal Fradianto, Arief Andriyanto, Nur Akbar, Nita Arisanti Yulanda, Bahtiar Bahtiar 2022 University of Tanjungpura, Indonesia

Improving Handwashing Behavior Of School-Age Children Through A Game-Based Educational Program, Ikbal Fradianto, Arief Andriyanto, Nur Akbar, Nita Arisanti Yulanda, Bahtiar Bahtiar

ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement

Handwashing plays an essential role in overcoming health problems. Washing hands is a straightforward exercise but will not be done if not adequately informed and drilled on it. School-age children are a vulnerable group relative to health problems, but at the same time, is an excellent group to be given appropriate education. Educating school- age children on the importance of washing their hands is critical to improving health behavior. This community-based research aims to increase school-age children’s handwashing knowledge, attitudes, and practices using a game-based educational program. As a result, there are improvements in the handwashing behavior of around a …


Effect Of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise On Anxiety Among Nursing Students Before Psychiatric And Mental Clinical Training, Ahmad Ayed 2022 Association of Arab Universities

Effect Of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise On Anxiety Among Nursing Students Before Psychiatric And Mental Clinical Training, Ahmad Ayed

Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث

Introduction: Psychiatric and mental clinical experiences offer valuable training for nurses. High-quality health care necessitates nurses having the necessary abilities, knowledge, and attitudes to care for people suffering from mental illness or distress. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation exercise on anxiety among nursing students in psychiatric and mental health nursing clinical training.

Methods: A controlled -experimental, pre-post study was conducted in the fall semester of 2020 in the Faculty of Nursing, Arab American University in Palestine. The sample of the study consisted of 60 nursing students enrolled in the Psychiatric …


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