Evidence Based Practice Annual Poster Fair


University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics

Beginning in 2014, the Evidence Based Practice Council of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (UUHC) has sponsored a poster fair that encourages employees and students to share projects and research initiatives.  This poster fair is open to any University of Utah Healthcare employee who has led a quality improvement effort in their department and wants to share their story.

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1 The Impact of Diffused Essential Oil on Staff's Emotional State in an Endoscopy Lab Amie Kime, RN BSN; Teri Mallard, RN, BSN; John C. Fang, MD, Division Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of the essential oil, Bergamot Citrus bergamia, on the endoscopy clinical staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and University of Utah Hospital. The second goal of this study is to identify whether a [...]
2 Transitional Care Management: A Quality Improvement Program MJ Tran, BSN; Melissa Selden, PharmD; Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC; Bethanne Karren, Senior Data Analyst Primary care providers (PCP) in private practices can have patients at multiple inpatient facilities (hospital, behavioral health center, or skilled nursing facility (SNF)) at any given time. Each in-patient facility has their own electronic health record [...]
3 Diabetic Foot Exams: Making The Assessment a Part of Clinic Flow Ann Clark, MD; Shaun Curran, PA-C; Lauren Wood, MD; Erin McAdams, MD; Katie Traylor, PharmD; Michael Black; Kyesha Tsosie; Holly Vrondos; Margaret Alfors; Barbara Navas; Sara Schofield, RN; Susan Saffel-Shrier MS RD; Bernadette Kiraly MD; Erika Sullivan MD Increase the rate of diabetic foot or lower extremity exams by 50% from baseline in all type 2 diabetic patients at Sugar House Clinic seen between November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016.
4 Standard Tuberculosis Testing Workflow Holly Aiken, BSN, RN; Micah Baker, BSN, RN-BC; Kristy Haun, MSN, RN; Gina Stevens, BSN, RN-GNL; Sheila Tucker, MSN, RN Prior to testing, support systems for testing and treatment should be in place and a baseline analysis should be performed to ensure benefits of screening outweigh risks.
5 Revising University of Utah Anti-Thrombosis Practices for Care of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization for Acute and Stable CAD Teshia Sorensen; Tyler Sledge; Kristen Cornachione; Dawn Young; Cindy Spangler; Theophilus Owan Risk-Treatment Paradox: Bleeding Avoidance Strategies (BAS) are used the least in patients with the highest bleeding risk. Common BAS include use of: Anti-thrombosis agents at UUHC; Radial access; Closure device if femoral access; Small sheath size.
6 What is the Best Practice for Preventing Venous Thromoembolism (VTE) Including Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in Cancer Patients? Jennifer Lloyd RN-BSN, Yunying Chen RN; Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City DVT has been the one of the most common secondary medical complications when a patient is in hospital. Oncology patients have complex etiologies that greatly increase their risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
7 Clostridium Difficile infection on an inpatient rehabilitation unit - Quality Improvement Project Tatyana Gerachshenko, MD, PhD; Bill Wagner MD; Emily Spivak, MD; Russell Benefield, PharmD; Patrice Dean, PharmD; Richard Kendall, DO Our Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) project was focused on modifiable risk factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) with ultimate goal to reduce CDI on the inpatient rehabilitation unit (IMR).
8 Radial Access in STEMI Patients-Is it taking too long? A comparison of Radial against Femoral access for Door to Lidocaine, Lidocaine to Sheath, and Sheath to Vascularization times in STEMI Patients Kristen Cornachione, MS; Theophilus Owan, MD Use of radial access in cardiac catheterization procedures has been shown to have positive impact on reducing bleeding risk, but also lengthened procedure times. We compared two years of STEMI patient data to see if using radial as our default access has [...]
9 Inpatient Rapid Response Team: Creating a Standardized Approach Desiree Dougherty, BSN, RN, CCRN; Liz Eshleman, BSN, RN, CCRN; Stacy Schulof, BSN, RN; Vanessa Barton, BSN, RN; Taresa Higbee, BSN, RN, CCRN; Zachary Huston, BSN, RN, CCRN, CEN; Jaclyn Ryujin, RN Evidence-based literature supports Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) in the inpatient setting. The existing Rapid Response Team was under-utilized, had inconsistent responders, and was not evaluated for performance improvement purposes.
10 Improving Blood Pressure Control for Hypertensive Patients at a University of Utah Family Medicine Residency Clinic: A Continuous Quality Improvement Project Erin Helms, MD, Sakineh Najmabadi, MPH, Victoria Prince, MD, PhD, Marlana Li, MD, Ana Ortiz, Lisa Langell,Jovana Boutet, Jacob Miller, MD, Brian Hill, MD, Jessica Jones, MD, MPH Uncontrolled home blood pressure is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular events, stroke, and all-cause mortality, independent of office BP [USPSTF]. By implementing a process for initiating home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM), we hope to [...]
11 Pregnancy Care ECHO: Facilitating Physician & Midwifery Pregnancy Co-Management Jordan Holloman, MBA, MHA, Project ECHO; Leah Willis, MS, Project ECHO; Terry Box, MD, Project ECHO; Erin Clark, MD, Division of Obstectrics & Gynecology University of Utah Health Care The care of pregnant women is managed by an array of providers at University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) ranging from Certified Nurse Midwives to Maternal Fetal Medicine obstetricians. This continuum of care options give patients a variety of choices in how [...]
12 Decreasing Inappropriate Telemetry Utilization in the Non-ICU Setting Karli Edholm, MD; Jason Carr, MD; David Gill, MD; Austin Rupp, MD; Jack Morshedzadeh, MD; Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Telemetry monitoring is known to be over-utilized outside of the ICU, rarely leads to a change in management, and has never been shown to improve clinical outcomes.
13 Pediatric Immunization Rate Increase Project at Two University of Utah Clinics Garon Coriz, MD; Charles White, MD; Kyle Bradford Jones, MD; Susan Cochella, MD, MPH; Bob Chestnut, MD; Jacob Whetzel, MD The decrease in morbidity and mortality through the use of immunizations has been one of the greatest public health accomplishments in history. We strive to continue this trend. The eradication of smallpox through vaccination shows its great potential, [...]
14 Evaluation of the Use of Statin Therapy for Primary Prevention in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Between the Ages of 40-75 Years: A Retrospective Study Kelsee Geurts, PharmD, University of Utah College of Pharmacy; Skye McKennon PharmD, BCPS, University of Utah College of Pharmacy; G. Benjamin Berrett, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics; Carrie McAdam-Marx, RPH, MS, PhD, [...] At least 68% of people age 65 or older with diabetes die from heart disease. Diabetes is considered to be one of seven major controllable risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
15 Survey of Microbiology Education in Nursing Alexa Brooks; Alexa Doig, PhD, RN; Robert Durrant, MS; Rebecca Buxton, MS; JoAnn Fenn, MS The purpose of this study was to survey nurses regarding their microbiology education and to determine the importance of specific topics and skills in current nursing practice.
16 Standardizing Follow-Up Visits as an Intervention to Improve Blood Pressure Control Greg Baird, MD; Katherine Fortenberry, PhD; John Houchins, MD; Sarah Riley-Burnett, DO; Rebecca Abbey, MD; Joanne Rolls, PA-C; Karen Gunning, PharmD The prevalence of hypertension is greater than 25% in the United States.
17 3CG PICC Tip Confirmation Amanda Anson; Tami Draper; Brooks Lloyd Use Sherlock 3CG Diamond TCS technology as an alternative method to chest X-ray and fluoroscopy for PICC tip placement confirmation in patients when relying on a patients' ECG signal. It helps navigate the PICC to the superior vena cava and position the [...]
18 The Use of Printed Information for Improving HgbA1c in Uncontrolled Diabetics at MHC Brad Schleenbaker, MD; Rick Henriksen, MD; Kara Frame, MD; Jason Kidde, PA-C; Karl Chen, MD; Anna Stomberg, MD Diabetes is a significant contributor to poor health in the United States. Some patients are sufficiently self motivated to improve control of their disease while others need more external support and assistance. This project seeks to identify those who [...]
19 Improving Pneumococcal Polysaccharide 23-valent (Pneumovax) Vaccination Rates for Adults Age 18-64 with Asthma: CQI Karly Ann Pippitt, MD, FAAFP; Alex Fox, MD;Vanessa M. Galli, MD; Bryan Hendrickson, MD Our two University-based continuity clinics have excellent age based vaccination rates (nearly 90%), however disease based vaccination rates for younger individuals are not at similar levels. Prior CQI projects in our clinics have looked at disease based [...]
20 Obstetric Hemorrhage ECHO: On a Mission to Reduce Postpartum Hemorrhages in Utah J. Holloman, MBA, MHA, Project ECHO; L. Willis, MS, Project ECHO; T. Box, MD, Project ECHO; E. Clark, MD, Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology; L. Baksh, Utah Department of Health, University of Utah Health Care The Utah Department of Health was awarded a grant from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) in an effort to address the third leading cause of maternal mortality in Utah-postpartum hemorrhaging.
21 Ticagrelor Affordability Assessment Prior to Hospital Discharge: A Pharmacist-Driven Initiative Tyler Sledge, PharmD; Teshia Sorensen, PharmD, BCPS; Theophilus Owan, MD, MSc; Kristen Cornachione, MS; Rashmee U. Shah, MD, MS, University of Utah Hospital, Cardiovascular Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT The PLATO trial demonstrated that ticagrelor significantly reduced deaths from cardiovascular causes among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
22 Huntsman ICU Patient Hand Hygiene Protocol Cara Murphy, RN, BSN, OCN; Lawrence Marsco, MSN, OCN, RN Patients' hands are not routinely cleaned and have potential to harbor infectious microbes that could lead to hospital acquired infections (HAIs).
23 Effect of the mEWS Alert System on Sepsis Treatment Emilie Ungricht, University of Utah Bioengineering; Devin J. Horton, MD, University of Utah Healthcare; Kencee K. Graves, MD, University of Utah Healthcare Sepsis is a suspected infection accompanied by a systemic inflammatory response. A systemic inflammatory response includes at least two of the following: an elevated heart rate, elevated temperature, elevated respiratory rate, or change in blood leukocyte [...]
24 Burn and Soft Tissue Injury ECHO:An Innovative Approach to Educating Interdisciplinary Teams G. Keough, MPH, Project ECHO; T. Box, MD, Division of Gastroenterology; L. Willis, MS, Project ECHO; A. Cochran, MD, MA The University of Utah is the only academic health care system in the Intermountain West, with a 5 state catchment area. The University of Utah covers the largest contiguous geographical area of any burn center in the nation and accounts for approximately [...]
25 Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Among Patients With Diabetes, Asthma, and Cigarette Use Anthony Trovato, PharmD Candidate, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, Salt Lake City; Karen Gunning, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, University of Utah College of Pharmacy, Salt Lake City, University of Utah Health Care Sugarhouse Family Practice Clinic, Salt [...] Streptococcus pneumoniae infection results in a variety of illnesses including ear and sinus infections, meningitis, and pneumonia. The Pneumovax 23 Vaccine (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine or PPSV23) helps protect against 23 strains of S. pneumoniae, [...]

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