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1 An Educational Tool with Recommendations for Providers: Barriers to Screening for Hepatitis B in Asian American and Pacific Islanders Lynch, Keisa M. Healthcare providers have long subscribed to the notion of providing culturally competent healthcare to diverse populations. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest growing minority group in the United States and chronic hepatitis B [...]
2 Guideline for Probiotic Use in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates Parker, Ruslana This Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project consisted of developing a clinical practice guideline for neonatal nurse practitioners and neonatologists on probiotic administration in very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates. The guideline is based on a [...]
3 Provider and Patient Education on the Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnostic Criteria of Inflammatory Breast Cancer Solomon, Daphne Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is the most aggressive and deadly form of breast cancer. IBC was once a universally fatal disease, but today the 5-year survival is 30-40% (Bond, Connoly, & Asci, 2010). IBC is 1% - 6% of all breast cancer diagnoses. Rarity [...]
4 Group Prenatal Education for Combating Obesity and Gestational Diabetes In Hispanic Women Cruz, Maria With the prevalence of overweight an obesity continuing to grow in the United States, the condition has begun to reach epidemic proportions. The rise of overweight and obesity has brought with it several other weight related health conditions. These [...]
5 A Clinical Guideline for Airway Pressure Release Ventilation in Difficult-to-Oxygenate Patients Johnson, Jared D. Adult intensive care unit patients often suffer from derangements of oxygen demand and delivery that, if untreated, result in organ dysfunction and possibly death. One clinical condition that contributes to profound hypoxemia is acute respiratory distress [...]
6 Exploring Beliefs about Contraception in Bhutanese Women Poudel, Bindu Bhutanese immigrants are the first poor Hindus to arrive in the United States as refugees in large numbers. They lived in seven refugee camps in Nepal for about twenty years. They also identify themselves as Nepalese or Nepali Bhutanese. More than 49,000 [...]
7 An Algorithm for Narrowband UVB Therapy Larsen, Brooke A Narrowband UVB (NB-UVB) algorithm was developed assisting health care provides to safely and effectively prescribe light therapy and in-turn allowing patients to achieve the best possible outcomes. Phototherapy is a safe and potentially effective modality [...]
8 Sleep Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Interventions Blair, Ruth Sleep problems are especially common in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies estimate the prevalence of sleep to be 44%-83% for children with ASD compared with 32% of typically-developing children and 46% [...]
9 Preconception Care in the Primary Care Setting Unger, Adrienne Approximately half of all pregnancies are unplanned. This statistic alone indicates the importance of preconception counseling for all women of childbearing age, regardless of pregnancy plans. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends risk assessment [...]
10 Diabetes Management in the Very Elderly: An Integrative Review of Glycemic Guidelines and Assessment of Current Practice for the Treatment of Diabetes in the Elderly Mason, Charlotte Diabetes is a complex, multifaceted condition that involves genetics, behavior patterns, environmental factors, cultural and religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, existing co-morbid conditions, and age. The purpose of this integrated literature review [...]
11 Improving Spirituality Assessment in Primary Care Using the FICA Assessment Tool Davenport, Brian Spirituality has historically had a place in health and healing. Researchers have documented numerous health benefits that are associated with spiritual health: lower incidence of cancer, better outcomes from cancer treatments, lower blood pressure, [...]
12 Fecal Incontinence Among Community-Dwelling Adults in the Primary Care Setting Kitzmiller, Ellen The following scholarly project arose in response to recognition of a gap between currently available research on prevalence, screening, and treatment for fecal incontinence in the primary care setting, and current primary care practice. The purpose of this [...]
13 Evidence for Specific Implementation Practices Bergvall, Rachel In light of the accelerating rate of electronic health record [EHR] adoption in the U.S., there is a recognized need for guidance on the matter of successful implementation practices (Coiera, Aarts & Kulikowski, 2011; Cresswell & Sheikh, 2013; Waterson, [...]
14 An Examination of Web- Based Instruction Synthesis of Literature Green, Patricia This paper is a literature review regarding web-based instructional systems in post-secondary education and higher education. In this paper I summarized findings of a review of literature identifying the various methods that have been used to deliver [...]
15 Evidence-Based Psychopharmacologic Interventions for Problem Behaviors in ASD Children Under the Age of Five DeMoss, Angela Michelle In 2007 the Centers for Disease Control, found that autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder and pervasive development mental disorder NOS, (referred to collectively as autism spectrum disorders, or ASD), had prevalence rates in the United States of 1:150 [...]
16 Radiology Service For The Uninsured At Dirne Health Clinic, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho Brown, Peter C. This project involved researching and analyzing the options for establishing a radiology service at Dirne Health Clinic (DHC) in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The clinic currently does not have the equipment to perform it own x-rays and relies on a financial [...]
17 A Systemic Review of the Cost-­Effectiveness of Clinical Decision Support Turley, Raymond K. This paper will examine the evidence related to the effectiveness of clinical decision systems (CDSSs) on patient safety and outcomes and how it relates to health care costs. A systematic review of the literature shows that CDSSs, if implemented properly, [...]
18 The Best Pharmacological Interventions for Depression in Adolescents with Comorbid Substance Use Disorders Butler, Joan According to Riggs, et al (2007) depression rates are higher in adolescents with substance use disorders (15-24%) than in adolescents without substance use disorders (2-8%). Adolescents with substance use disorders are also more likely to have poorer drug [...]
19 End-of-Life Teaching Strategies Howell, Rocky A number of national organizations have identified the need to improve the quality of care for patients ar the end-of-life (EOL). For example, in 2003 the Last Acts Campaign released the results of a survey in which every state in the United states rated [...]
20 Too Much Data, Not Enough Data: Providing Relevance to Care Connectivity Consortium Providers and Their Patients Merkley, Kathleen The Care Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a consortium of five leading U.S. healthcare organizations was recently formed to help promote electronic transfer of health information across the country. Electronic health information transfer has also become a [...]
21 Using Bedside Ultrasound For Fluid Assessment and Responsiveness Vreeland, Michael Bedside ultrasound is a tool being increasingly used among clinicians. Technological advancements of ultrasound systems have made them smaller and more portable with increased image resolution, making bedside ultrasound an available and affordable tool in [...]
22 Rural High School Athletic Coaches' Concussion Knowledge Andersen, Bryce Emergency departments have seen a 60% increase in traumatic brain injuries (TBI) from sport and recreation in children and adolescents in the last 10 years. Multiple epidemiologic studies have suggested long-term cognitive deficits with repeated [...]
23 Health Promotion for Older Adults: A Framework for Personalized Health Advice During Medicare Wellness Visits Land, Lauren As the population ages, growing evidence supports health promotion strategies to optimize functional status and reduce morbidity and mortality in older adults. Medicare Wellness Visits provide a unique opportunity to deliver preventive care services to this [...]
24 Psychosocial Interventions to Reduce Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Among Adolescents With Type I Diabetes Jubber, Lara Type I diabetes mellitus is a chronic illness that typically develops in early childhood or adolescence (Gage, Hampson, Skinner, Hart, Storey, Foxcroft, Kimber, Cradock, McEvilly, 2004). It is characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce islet [...]
25 DNP Project: Reintroducing Noninvasive Ventilation Marendiuk, Ryan My project is centered around assessing current NIV (BIPAP) practices within healthcare settings to which I am exposed through my clinical rotations. I proposed to evaluate current literature with evidence-based practice to compare with my findings with [...]

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