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The Effect Of Polyunsaturated And Saturated Fatty Acids On Seizure Presence And Severity In A Cohort Of Subjects In An Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Jana K. Wells 2021 University of Nebraska Medical Center

The Effect Of Polyunsaturated And Saturated Fatty Acids On Seizure Presence And Severity In A Cohort Of Subjects In An Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Jana K. Wells

Theses & Dissertations

Ketogenic diet therapies (KDTs) have been used to treat epilepsy for nearly 100 years. Although effective, restrictive diet patterns and unknown impacts on long-term health outcomes often prevent their use as first-line therapy. To date, a distinct mechanism of action for KDTs has not been determined and evidence suggests fatty acids (FAs) may play a role in eliciting anti-seizure effects. This dissertation aimed to provide insights into the effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and saturated fatty acids (SFAs) on seizure presence and severity through the analysis of dietary intake in a cohort of patients admitted to an epilepsy monitoring ...


Introduction Of Strong For Surgery Pre-Surgical Checklist For Elective Procedures​, Dylan DeFauw 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Introduction Of Strong For Surgery Pre-Surgical Checklist For Elective Procedures​, Dylan Defauw

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Nearly one-third of hospitalized patients experience preventable harm or adverse effects related to the care they received, often due to preventable surgical complications. Thorough preoperative assessment and management of risk factors can lessen this risk. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to increase knowledge and prepare staff for use of the preoperative tool Strong for Surgery (S4S) in a general surgery clinic in a rural hospital in southern Illinois. Support for each of the key components of the Strong for Surgery pre-surgical checklist was reviewed in the literature; these include nutrition, smoking cessation, glycemic control, medication management, safe ...


Caregiver Perceptions Of Environmental Modifications For Sensory Processing, Jaimie Lynn Smith 2021 University of South Dakota

Caregiver Perceptions Of Environmental Modifications For Sensory Processing, Jaimie Lynn Smith

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

This capstone project explored in-depth clinical practice skills in sensory based therapy along with caregiver perceptions of sensory environmental modifications. In person and telehealth treatment sessions focused on the achievement of sensory based goals. A three-part continuing education course was also completed to expand knowledge and understanding of sensory environmental modifications and strategies that were family friendly. The main project was to gain an understanding of caregiver perceptions of sensory environmental modifications. This was accomplished through interviews with families that focused on sensory aspects of the environmental, completion of Participation and Sensory Environmental Questionnaire, and feel-good menus. After environmental recommendations ...


Complex Conditions Of The Hand: A Resource For Rural Therapists, Jay D. Cooper 2021 University of South Dakota

Complex Conditions Of The Hand: A Resource For Rural Therapists, Jay D. Cooper

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

The purpose of this project was to address multiple disparities in the complex treatment of upper extremity conditions and injuries in the rural therapy setting with an accessible educational resource. These disparities include the lack of continuing education specifically targeted at the rural healthcare setting, the barriers to unique occupation-based treatment which occupational therapists are obligated to administer, and the need to provide information regarding hand therapy protocols to bridge the communication gap between hand specialists and rural therapists. The project was completed at the Monument Health Orthopedic and Specialty Hospital in Rapid City, SD, in an outpatient hand therapy ...


Governor Gains: A Remote Program Connecting Home And School, Madison L. Michels 2021 University of South Dakota

Governor Gains: A Remote Program Connecting Home And School, Madison L. Michels

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

The purpose of this capstone project was to create and implement the Governor Gains remote home program aimed at increasing parent involvement in home-based activities to promote academic performance among children with disabilities. This capstone experience was completed within the Pierre, SD Public School System, specifically with elementary-aged students. An occupational therapy student worked with a faculty mentor (OTD), site mentor(OTR/L), and interprofessional team (physical therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, and general and special education teachers) to complete this project. The capstone project began with advanced clinical practice then transitioned into program development. Governor Gains provided a focus on ...


Occupational Therapy Services For Sheltered Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, Ariana Oorlog 2021 University of South Dakota

Occupational Therapy Services For Sheltered Individuals Experiencing Homelessness, Ariana Oorlog

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

There is a need for interventions to help people experiencing homelessness learn home management, transportation, and health maintenance skills. The purpose of this capstone experience was to administer an occupational therapy program to support sheltered adults experiencing homelessness to improve their preparedness in obtaining and maintaining housing, community reintegration, and long-term success in life. I completed the capstone experience at Hope Street of Siouxland, a sober living home for adult males who are recovering from homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. I completed a Needs Assessment and developed the program based on the identified needs of Hope Street guests. The program ...


Exploring Occupational Therapy With Athletes Using Principles Of Lifestyle Redesign® To Support Academic Success And Life Balance., Michaela M. Dendinger 2021 University of South Dakota

Exploring Occupational Therapy With Athletes Using Principles Of Lifestyle Redesign® To Support Academic Success And Life Balance., Michaela M. Dendinger

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

Occupational therapists have a range of skills that can benefit a variety of populations. Despite these skills, occupational therapy has limited exploration within the field of athletics. The capstone project gave insight to the services occupational therapy can provide to the student-athlete population. Through the lens of Lifestyle Redesign®, the Student-Athlete Wellness Program was created to support student-athlete academic success and life balance. Following a needs assessment an online program was developed. The program was provided to students and athletes a University in the Midwest U.S. The program attracted 21 student-athletes and five students. Limited participation in surveys provided ...


Creating Inclusive Classroom Environments Through Education And Coaching, Leah Hagen 2021 University of South Dakota

Creating Inclusive Classroom Environments Through Education And Coaching, Leah Hagen

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

The aim of this capstone project was to educate teachers on inclusive practices and strategies to create an inclusive classroom environment for students with disabilities and at-risk needs. An educational workshop including eight hours of asynchronous pre-recorded modules and four one-hour synchronous sessions was created. The workshop covered the following topics: Introduction to inclusion, accommodations and modifications, assistive technology, supporting sensory needs, supporting physical needs, supporting academic and learning needs, supporting social, emotional, and behavioral needs, virtual inclusion, empowering students, and creating an inclusive classroom environment. Optional inclusive classroom coaching sessions were offered to promote implementation of inclusive practices and ...


Advanced Practice In Aquatic Therapy: Exploring Occupational Therapy In An Aquatic Environment, Brenna K. Barash 2021 University of South Dakota

Advanced Practice In Aquatic Therapy: Exploring Occupational Therapy In An Aquatic Environment, Brenna K. Barash

Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations

Properties of water have been utilized as a therapeutic treatment method for the past 100 years (Becker, 2009). Aquatic-based occupational therapy services are used as an adjunct to traditional land-based occupational therapy intervention (Franken et al., 2013). The OTS developed a 14-week capstone project with assistance provided by faculty and site mentors. The purpose of this capstone project was to develop aquatic-based intervention skills and explore the use and benefits of aquatic-based occupational therapy in patient care. To facilitate appropriate outcomes, three learning objectives with numerous project deliverables were developed. In order to demonstrate competence and understanding of aquatic-based occupational ...


Promoting Secure Attachment In Parent-Child Dyads: A Head Start Approach, Summer Annette Bradley 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Promoting Secure Attachment In Parent-Child Dyads: A Head Start Approach, Summer Annette Bradley

Art Therapy Counseling Final Research Projects

This grant proposal focuses on a partnership with SIUE Head Start centers in providing educational child-rearing resources, community building and parent-child dyad work to promote a more secure attachment in parent-child relationships. This proposed art therapy program will serve up to fourteen parent and child dyads within an academic year period at the estimated cost of $91,005. This program utilizes the existing Head Start staff members and enrolled families who have already expressed the need for attachment-based work.

SIUE Head Start currently serves 1,181 students who are 3-5 years of age under the curriculum and program outline of ...


Increasing Patient Access To Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs For Opioid Use Disorder, Matthew J. Bednarchik 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Increasing Patient Access To Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs For Opioid Use Disorder, Matthew J. Bednarchik

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

The project sought to explore the perceived need for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder among primary care providers in a rural central Illinois county. This project’s primary goal was to measure the prevalence of OUD in the community and the likelihood of primary care providers referring to an outpatient MAT program. A secondary objective was to utilize the survey results as a tool for the development of a MAT program. A cohort of twenty-five primary care providers were invited to participate in a survey to assess the perceived prevalence of OUD as well as the need for ...


Evaluation Of Chili Pepper (Capsicum Annuum), Tiger Nuts (Cyperus Esculentus), And Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) As Sources Of Antioxidant Compounds For The Potential Of Antiaging-Like Activity, Chelsea Toyer 2021 Jacksonville State University

Evaluation Of Chili Pepper (Capsicum Annuum), Tiger Nuts (Cyperus Esculentus), And Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) As Sources Of Antioxidant Compounds For The Potential Of Antiaging-Like Activity, Chelsea Toyer

Theses

Aging is a natural process that living organisms go through as they become older. In humans and other animals, aging is accompanied by several morphological changes, including the formation of wrinkles. Wrinkles are also caused by various environmental factors such as excessive exposure to sun or pollution, and continuous sleep deprivation. These environmental factors cause oxidation of skin cells and the degradation of subcutaneous fatty acids, leading to the formation of wrinkles. Skin care and wrinkle treatment products are part of a multimillion-dollar industry. Plant-based products are an alternative method for treating wrinkles and premature aging. Several antioxidants naturally found ...


Increasing Compliance And Patient Outcomes In Hypertensive Patients Using The Hill- Bone High Blood Pressure Compliance Scale, Lauren Huff, Allyson Barbee, Julie Milton 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Increasing Compliance And Patient Outcomes In Hypertensive Patients Using The Hill- Bone High Blood Pressure Compliance Scale, Lauren Huff, Allyson Barbee, Julie Milton

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Hypertension has been globally rated the most common non-communicable disease as well as the most common cause of premature death (Johnson, et al., 2019). The identified problem of focus for this project was to increase medication compliance within hypertensive patients as well as increase provider knowledge of compliance issues with the utilization of the Hill-Bone High Blood Pressure Compliance Scale. We administered a case study via Qualtrics to Illinois nurse practitioners via the ISAPN email list-serve. We provided an anonymous pre-and post-survey to each participant regarding their current area of practice, patient history taking behaviors, and views on the ease ...


Improving Depression Awareness And Screening In A Community College, Shelly Baldwin 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Improving Depression Awareness And Screening In A Community College, Shelly Baldwin

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Depression is a serious and disabling mental health problem impacting nearly 265 million people worldwide. Approximately 17.3 million U.S. adults aged 18 or older suffered at least one major depressive episode in the last year. Of those afflicted, individuals 18-25 years of age had the highest prevalence of depression. Undiagnosed or untreated depression can lead to long-term disability or suicide which is the 2nd leading cause of death for 10–34-year-old persons. Early recognition of depressive symptoms can improve long-term outcomes of individuals by enhanced connection to mental health services. The overall goal of this project was ...


Improving Patient Outcomes By Preventing Airway Injuries Associated With Video Laryngoscopes, Alexis Jones, Kay Williamson 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Improving Patient Outcomes By Preventing Airway Injuries Associated With Video Laryngoscopes, Alexis Jones, Kay Williamson

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Video laryngoscopy poses a higher risk of airway injury than direct laryngoscopy when used for difficult intubations in the operating room. Education related to manufacturer guidelines, in addition to, routine simulation practice are vital to improving efficacy and patient safety when using video laryngoscopes. The purpose of this project was to provide education to anesthesia providers regarding the potential risk of airway injury through a presentation and mid-fidelity simulation experience. An in-person PowerPoint presentation was delivered to anesthesia providers, along with a simulation experience using an intubation trainer manikin to demonstrate the proper technique when using the GlideScope and McGRATH ...


Evaluation Of High Fidelity Simulation Debriefing Methods For Nurse Anesthesia Students, Zachary Standefer, Alex Davie 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Evaluation Of High Fidelity Simulation Debriefing Methods For Nurse Anesthesia Students, Zachary Standefer, Alex Davie

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Simulation for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists has become an educational tool that provides valuable learning experiences that integrate problem-solving, prioritization, and critical thinking skills. Debriefing is an essential aspect of the simulation learning process. The debriefing period allows the debriefer to direct the students’ self-reflection and provide individualized feedback. Faculty members delivering the simulation curriculum at a midwestern university, with over 75 nurse anesthesia students, sought education regarding the various simulation debriefing methods. After conducting a literature review for the best evidence supporting debriefing methods, faculty education was implemented in the form of an interactive computer-based learning (CBL) module. The ...


Care Of The Healthcare Provider, Kari Hullinger, Emily Moscardelli 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Care Of The Healthcare Provider, Kari Hullinger, Emily Moscardelli

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Evidence has shown a strong correlation between a healthy provider and the positive care that the provider can promote to others. Many evidence-based health promotion programs have been implemented throughout many health systems. These programs have shown improvement of the providers’ overall health. And in return, these providers are able to better care for their patients. Detailed reports have shown many health consequences that healthcare providers have acquired due to long hours, intense training, lack of time, lack of sleep, and the concept of always putting their patients first. A health system in Springfield, Illinois was examined to determine if ...


Accidents/Injury Prevention, Amanda Gill, Kyle Kuzur 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Accidents/Injury Prevention, Amanda Gill, Kyle Kuzur

Health Fair: Tools & Lessons for K-12

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Lung-Protective Ventilation Across The Lifespan: Implementation Of An Intraoperative Protocol For Adults And Pediatrics, Megan Reynolds, Rachel Riddle 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Lung-Protective Ventilation Across The Lifespan: Implementation Of An Intraoperative Protocol For Adults And Pediatrics, Megan Reynolds, Rachel Riddle

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Traditional ventilation strategies have been shown to lead to the development of lung injury and postoperative pulmonary complications. Lung-protective ventilation (LPV) strategies for adults include low tidal volumes of 6-8 mL/kg based on ideal body weight, moderate levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), incremental recruitment maneuvers routinely and as needed, and low fraction of inspired oxygen. Recommendations for pediatrics are similar, with some suggesting a more liberal limit for tidal volumes of less than 10 mL/kg based on predicted body weight. However, adoption of LPV strategies is not universal. Completed objectives of this practice project included thoroughly reviewing ...


Addressing Referral Discrepancies For Hyperglycemia Diagnosis Codes, Brooke Buffington, Aubrey Parnell, Abigail Brohammer 2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Addressing Referral Discrepancies For Hyperglycemia Diagnosis Codes, Brooke Buffington, Aubrey Parnell, Abigail Brohammer

Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects

Diabetes mellitus and prediabetes affect 34 million and 88 million Americans, respectively. The early detection and management of elevated blood glucose levels is fundamental to preventing comorbid complications. While other countries have published referral guidelines, the United States is lacking in practice standards. At a central Illinois healthcare institution, the diagnosis code for elevated blood glucose (R73) was noted at a higher rate than endocrinology referrals. The purpose of this retrospective investigation was to explore the root causes of this disproportion through deidentified patient data. The average number of wait days for an endocrinology appointment was investigated and found to ...


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