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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Scholarly Projects and Master’s students’ non-thesis projects submitted as part of program requirements are housed here.

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Projects for Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (see Master of Science projects below)
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1 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 [...]
2 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 [...]
3 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 [...]
4 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 [...]
5 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 [...]
6 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 [...]
7 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 [...]
8 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, [...]
9 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 [...]
10 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 [...]
11 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 [...]
12 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 [...]
13 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 [...]
14 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 [...]
15 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 [...]
16 Understanding Insomnia in the College Population Williams, Rachel The purpose of my project was to increase awareness among healthcare providers and students regarding the importance of sleep assessment and management at the University of Utah Student Health Center. Despite the fact that 50-70 million Americans suffer [...]
17 Implementation of a Diabetes Flow Sheet in a Volunteer Community Clinic Webb, Dorian Trane Diabetes currently affects 25.8 million people in the United States and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Moreover, it is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, [...]
18 The Development of Practice Guidelines for Advanced Practice Clinicians in the Emergency Departments Staffed by the Utah Emergency Physicians Newman, Jennifer The emergency departments (EDs) staffed by the Utah Emergency Physicians (UEP) are faced with unique challenges. Intermountain Medical Center (IMC) and McKay-Dee Hospital are often faced with long door to provider times and an increased length of stay (LOS) [...]
19 Emotional Support Following Early Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department: A Guide for Health Care Providers Jense, Sandra Women who experience pregnancy loss experience levels of grief similar to those felt with the loss of any loved one (Kersting & Wagner, 2012; Lok, 2007; Robinson, 2011). There are factors associated with miscarriage that can predispose women to complicated [...]
20 A Guideline Weaning Opiate Dependent Infants Standing, Lyn England The scholarly project will provide an evidence-based guideline for the pharmacologic management of infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome. Neonatal abstinence syndrome increases the infant's length of hospital stay, impairs maternal-infant [...]
21 Implementing Treatment Guidelines for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency Department Hanks, Heidi Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common diabetic emergency, and treatment is usually began in the emergency department. At Intermountain Medical Center Emergency Department, there are a variety of ways that diabetic ketoacidosis treatment is approached, with no [...]
22 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the ICU and Associated Factors: A Preliminary Checklist Bell, Monica O. Critical illness exposes many patients to extreme stressors. During an ICU stay many patients experience respiratory distress, pain, have a fear of dying, and feel loss of control over their environment. Together, this puts patients in an ICU setting at [...]
23 Smoking Cessation Program for a Rural Primary Care Clinic Horton, Robin 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 [...]
24 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Follow-Up Within a Large Midwifery Practice German, Lindsey The purpose of this project was to evaluate a large faculty practice, BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC), to determine current processes of postpartum screening of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), involving the following steps: determine, through [...]
25 Quality Improvement in the Ordering Practices of TPN in the Neonate Durrant, Adrianna Preconception health care focuses on the health of the female from menses through menopause. When a woman is attentive to addressing possible chronic health concerns, knowledgeable about her medications, and up-to-date on her immunizations; understands her [...]

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Projects for Master of Science degree (see Doctoral projects above)
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1 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% [...]
2 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, [...]
3 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 [...]
4 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 [...]
5 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, [...]
6 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 [...]
7 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 [...]
8 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 [...]
9 Wireless Vital Sign Monitoring for Prevention of Suicide in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting Allen, Todd Suicide is a serious problem in the United States. According to Hoyert and Xu (2012), suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States and ranks second for young adults age 15-24. Despite efforts made to prevent self-harm [...]
10 What are the Critical Success Factors for a Health Information Exchange? Farmer, Deena In our increasingly mobile society few patients see one doctor and one doctor only. They visit primary care providers, specialists, emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. All of these visits generate important healthcare information which would improve [...]
11 The Biological, Psychological and Social Effects of Pornography Use and the 12-­Step Treatment Intervention Bingham, Ryan Compulsive pornography use has become a significant problem for many men and women who have fallen prey to the accessibility, affordability, and anonymity of online sexual behaviors. However, despite the seeming recognition of this phenomenon, there still [...]
12 Current State of Voice Recognition Charting Lake, Susan Voice recognition technology is improving and being used for things such as text messaging or other commands on mobile devices ("Siri.", n.d.) or VoceraTM communication devices ("Voice communication", n.d.). Presently, voice recognition technology has been [...]
13 An Exploration of the Use of Social Media for Weight Loss Bolton, Kylie Being overweight or obese is the second most preventable cause of death behind tobacco use (Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, and Gerberding, 2004), and now obesity and being overweight has become one of America's top health crises. An estimated 155 million Americans [...]
14 Tobacco Bans on Inpatient Mental Health Settings Thatcher, Brandon Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as directed by the manufacturers. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the world and there is approximately one death every six seconds caused [...]
15 Supporting Shared Decision Making for Women with Breast Cancer Lee, Sunghee Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second cause of cancer death among women in the United States with an estimated 226,870 new cases and 39,510 deaths in 2012 (Siegel, Naishadham, & Jemal, 2012). According to the American Cancer Society (2011), [...]
16 Non-Pharmacological Prevention of Postpartum Depression Burton, Christina Postpartum depression (PPD) is a debilitating disorder affecting approximately 13% of women in the first year following delivery of a child (O'Hara & Swain, 1996). It can persist for long periods of time (Goodman, 2004) and have adverse effects on partners [...]
17 Positive Patient Identification (PPID) Bloss, Marienelle This paper examines the evidence related to Positive Patient Identification (PPID) in prevention of patient care errors. The PPID system is an automated integration system of wristband placement on a patient that uses an identifier to follow them through [...]
18 Use of Information Technology to Improve Asthma Care in the Pediatric Population Zhao, Jing In 1998, the Instituted of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America was asked to identify strategies for improving the quality of health care in the United States. This Committee identified the role of information technology (IT) as [...]
19 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Employed In the Primary Care Setting to Treat Anxiety and Depression Erickson, Sean Michael Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a treatment for psychological distress, depressive symptoms, and anxiety for people with chronic disease, is rapidly growing in popularity in the United States (Bohlmeijer, Prenger, Taal, & Cuijpers, 2010). MBSR is [...]
20 A Wasted Seat: Preventing Attrition with Pre-­Nursing Students with Learning Communities Jackson, Amber The nursing shortage that has affected the United States since 2001 has been well-documented. The recent economic recession has relieved this shortage due to the surge of nurses returning to work from retirement and part-time nurses increasing work hours. [...]
21 Educational Strategies to Prevent Medical Errors: A Description of the Literature Dawson, Stephanie L. Most patients hold a reasonable expectation that they will be healed, not harmed, during the process of receiving health care. Patients place an enormous amount of trust in the medical professionals caring for them, and the medical community has an [...]
22 Determinants of Effective Clinical Instruction Nixon, Katie The cornerstone of nursing education is practical instruction in the clinical environment. Many researchers have demonstrated the essential role clinical education plays in producing nursing graduates prepared for their role as novice nurses. Researchers [...]
23 Tradeoffs Between User-Centered Design and System Functionality/ Interoperability Smail, Jessica The question of usability versus functionality is one of the most important issues facing software developers and designers today. The reason for this is simple: in order for any system to achieve its full potential, it must first be accepted and used by [...]
24 Synthesis of Best Practices When Approaching Curriculum Redesign Bagley, Katie I have recently had the opportunity to observe faculty as they attempt to redesign the curriculum of a RN to BSN completion program. This process began with some members of the faculty identifying the need for the curriculum to change due to situational [...]

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Projects for Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (see Master of Science projects below)
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1 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 [...]
2 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 [...]
3 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 [...]
4 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 [...]
5 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 [...]
6 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 [...]
7 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 [...]
8 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, [...]
9 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 [...]
10 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 [...]
11 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 [...]
12 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 [...]
13 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 [...]
14 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 [...]
15 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 [...]
16 Understanding Insomnia in the College Population Williams, Rachel The purpose of my project was to increase awareness among healthcare providers and students regarding the importance of sleep assessment and management at the University of Utah Student Health Center. Despite the fact that 50-70 million Americans suffer [...]
17 Implementation of a Diabetes Flow Sheet in a Volunteer Community Clinic Webb, Dorian Trane Diabetes currently affects 25.8 million people in the United States and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2011). Moreover, it is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, [...]
18 The Development of Practice Guidelines for Advanced Practice Clinicians in the Emergency Departments Staffed by the Utah Emergency Physicians Newman, Jennifer The emergency departments (EDs) staffed by the Utah Emergency Physicians (UEP) are faced with unique challenges. Intermountain Medical Center (IMC) and McKay-Dee Hospital are often faced with long door to provider times and an increased length of stay (LOS) [...]
19 Emotional Support Following Early Pregnancy Loss in the Emergency Department: A Guide for Health Care Providers Jense, Sandra Women who experience pregnancy loss experience levels of grief similar to those felt with the loss of any loved one (Kersting & Wagner, 2012; Lok, 2007; Robinson, 2011). There are factors associated with miscarriage that can predispose women to complicated [...]
20 A Guideline Weaning Opiate Dependent Infants Standing, Lyn England The scholarly project will provide an evidence-based guideline for the pharmacologic management of infants suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome. Neonatal abstinence syndrome increases the infant's length of hospital stay, impairs maternal-infant [...]
21 Implementing Treatment Guidelines for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in the Emergency Department Hanks, Heidi Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common diabetic emergency, and treatment is usually began in the emergency department. At Intermountain Medical Center Emergency Department, there are a variety of ways that diabetic ketoacidosis treatment is approached, with no [...]
22 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the ICU and Associated Factors: A Preliminary Checklist Bell, Monica O. Critical illness exposes many patients to extreme stressors. During an ICU stay many patients experience respiratory distress, pain, have a fear of dying, and feel loss of control over their environment. Together, this puts patients in an ICU setting at [...]
23 Smoking Cessation Program for a Rural Primary Care Clinic Horton, Robin 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 [...]
24 Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Follow-Up Within a Large Midwifery Practice German, Lindsey The purpose of this project was to evaluate a large faculty practice, BirthCare HealthCare (BCHC), to determine current processes of postpartum screening of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), involving the following steps: determine, through [...]
25 Quality Improvement in the Ordering Practices of TPN in the Neonate Durrant, Adrianna Preconception health care focuses on the health of the female from menses through menopause. When a woman is attentive to addressing possible chronic health concerns, knowledgeable about her medications, and up-to-date on her immunizations; understands her [...]

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Projects for Master of Science degree (see Doctoral projects above)
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1 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% [...]
2 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, [...]
3 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 [...]
4 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 [...]
5 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, [...]
6 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 [...]
7 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 [...]
8 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 [...]
9 Wireless Vital Sign Monitoring for Prevention of Suicide in an Inpatient Psychiatric Setting Allen, Todd Suicide is a serious problem in the United States. According to Hoyert and Xu (2012), suicide ranks as the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States and ranks second for young adults age 15-24. Despite efforts made to prevent self-harm [...]
10 What are the Critical Success Factors for a Health Information Exchange? Farmer, Deena In our increasingly mobile society few patients see one doctor and one doctor only. They visit primary care providers, specialists, emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. All of these visits generate important healthcare information which would improve [...]
11 The Biological, Psychological and Social Effects of Pornography Use and the 12-­Step Treatment Intervention Bingham, Ryan Compulsive pornography use has become a significant problem for many men and women who have fallen prey to the accessibility, affordability, and anonymity of online sexual behaviors. However, despite the seeming recognition of this phenomenon, there still [...]
12 Current State of Voice Recognition Charting Lake, Susan Voice recognition technology is improving and being used for things such as text messaging or other commands on mobile devices ("Siri.", n.d.) or VoceraTM communication devices ("Voice communication", n.d.). Presently, voice recognition technology has been [...]
13 An Exploration of the Use of Social Media for Weight Loss Bolton, Kylie Being overweight or obese is the second most preventable cause of death behind tobacco use (Mokdad, Marks, Stroup, and Gerberding, 2004), and now obesity and being overweight has become one of America's top health crises. An estimated 155 million Americans [...]
14 Tobacco Bans on Inpatient Mental Health Settings Thatcher, Brandon Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as directed by the manufacturers. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death and disability in the world and there is approximately one death every six seconds caused [...]
15 Supporting Shared Decision Making for Women with Breast Cancer Lee, Sunghee Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the second cause of cancer death among women in the United States with an estimated 226,870 new cases and 39,510 deaths in 2012 (Siegel, Naishadham, & Jemal, 2012). According to the American Cancer Society (2011), [...]
16 Non-Pharmacological Prevention of Postpartum Depression Burton, Christina Postpartum depression (PPD) is a debilitating disorder affecting approximately 13% of women in the first year following delivery of a child (O'Hara & Swain, 1996). It can persist for long periods of time (Goodman, 2004) and have adverse effects on partners [...]
17 Positive Patient Identification (PPID) Bloss, Marienelle This paper examines the evidence related to Positive Patient Identification (PPID) in prevention of patient care errors. The PPID system is an automated integration system of wristband placement on a patient that uses an identifier to follow them through [...]
18 Use of Information Technology to Improve Asthma Care in the Pediatric Population Zhao, Jing In 1998, the Instituted of Medicine (IOM) Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America was asked to identify strategies for improving the quality of health care in the United States. This Committee identified the role of information technology (IT) as [...]
19 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Employed In the Primary Care Setting to Treat Anxiety and Depression Erickson, Sean Michael Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a treatment for psychological distress, depressive symptoms, and anxiety for people with chronic disease, is rapidly growing in popularity in the United States (Bohlmeijer, Prenger, Taal, & Cuijpers, 2010). MBSR is [...]
20 A Wasted Seat: Preventing Attrition with Pre-­Nursing Students with Learning Communities Jackson, Amber The nursing shortage that has affected the United States since 2001 has been well-documented. The recent economic recession has relieved this shortage due to the surge of nurses returning to work from retirement and part-time nurses increasing work hours. [...]
21 Educational Strategies to Prevent Medical Errors: A Description of the Literature Dawson, Stephanie L. Most patients hold a reasonable expectation that they will be healed, not harmed, during the process of receiving health care. Patients place an enormous amount of trust in the medical professionals caring for them, and the medical community has an [...]
22 Determinants of Effective Clinical Instruction Nixon, Katie The cornerstone of nursing education is practical instruction in the clinical environment. Many researchers have demonstrated the essential role clinical education plays in producing nursing graduates prepared for their role as novice nurses. Researchers [...]
23 Tradeoffs Between User-Centered Design and System Functionality/ Interoperability Smail, Jessica The question of usability versus functionality is one of the most important issues facing software developers and designers today. The reason for this is simple: in order for any system to achieve its full potential, it must first be accepted and used by [...]
24 Synthesis of Best Practices When Approaching Curriculum Redesign Bagley, Katie I have recently had the opportunity to observe faculty as they attempt to redesign the curriculum of a RN to BSN completion program. This process began with some members of the faculty identifying the need for the curriculum to change due to situational [...]

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