2022 Fall Evidence-Based Practice Posters – NURS 4314

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This collection gathers projects developed in the Gessner College of Nursing's Fall 2022 NURS 4314 course


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    Increasing Prevalence of Hypertension in Adolescents: Utilizing Blood Pressure Screening Programs in Schools Among Ages 13-18
    (2022) Cone, Brooke; Kiehne, Devon; Shah, Rishita
    Hypertension (HTN) is defined by a blood pressure of over 140/90 mmHg. Individuals with HTN are usually asymptomatic resulting in complications such as cardiovascular events, stroke, and even death. 1 According to a study conducted by the CDC, about 1 in 25 youths ages 12 to 19 have HTN and 1 in 10 has elevated blood pressure.2 There are many modifiable risk factors such as lifestyle choices, diet, and physical activity. With blood pressure screening programs in public schools, HTN can be detected early in adolescents and can reduce the risks of developing complications in adulthood. The purpose of this research is to determine if the implementation of blood pressure screenings in public schools increases the early detection of HTN in adolescents ages 13-18.
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    The Implementation of Transitional Support Programs to Improve New Graduate Nurse Turnover Rate
    (2022-12-04) Meraz, Juliana; Nguyen, Anthony; Nguyen, Ryan
    America’s nursing shortage's primary cause is the high rate of NGNs leaving the profession within one year. A key component in the low retention rate among new graduate nurses is the experience of burnout and job dissatisfaction that comes with caring for patients at the bedside.1 With such little experience at the bedside, NGNs fear the consequences such as lacking adequate skills to mitigate the risks of what the nursing profession entails, resulting in a turnover rate of 17% of new-to practice nurses within their first year of employment.2 The implementation of nursing residency programs has been found to increase NGN competency while simultaneously decreasing the incidence of nursing turnover.
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    The Use of Ultraviolet-C Light Technology as a Form of Controlling the Spread of Infection in the ICU Setting
    (2022-12-04) Bereket, Sarah; Paredes, Mariah; White, Emery
    In adult ICU patients (population), does the use of ultraviolet light C (intervention) reduce the rate of infections (outcome) compared to units that do not use ultraviolet light C (comparison) within a 6-month period (time frame)?
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    Perioperative Interventions to Reduce Postpartum Infections in Women That Underwent Cesarean-Section Delivery
    (2022) Choi, Angela; Calderon, Chloie; Azie, Chidera
    In postpartum women who underwent cesarean-section deliveries, how does the implementation of an extensive postoperative bundle compared to the traditional surgical standard of care reduce the rate of post-cesarean surgical site infections within a six-week recovery period?
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    ICU Diaries Reduce Incidence of PTSD in Adult ICU Patients
    (2022) Shedrick, Loreal; Nguyen, Jico
    This EBP Poster describes the benefits of utilizing ICU diaries and how research has shown that ICU diaries reduce the incidence of PTSD in ICU patients.
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    Sleep Disturbances and External Stimulation and the Effects on the infants in the NICU
    (2022) Hoang, Sophie; Nguyen, Jolie; Nguyen, Vincent
    Infants struggle to have adequate sleep in the NICU due to exposure to stimuli that could disrupt and shorten their sleep. During sleep, the infant’s body is working to develop brain functions, maintain physical health, and help with growth and development. Because sleep is a crucial aspect of life, especially during the early stages of life, many interventions are implemented to increase the quality of sleep these infants receive like cycled lighting.
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    Symptom Management with Chemotherapy: Improving Effectiveness Using Technology Among Geriatric Oncology Patients
    (2022) Noble, Ardee Josh; Mora, Evelyn
    Treatment with chemotherapy is known for its many hindering adverse effects to patients' quality of life. Chemotherapy has shown to induce adverse effects including nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and stress. The use of video game simulations reinforce education and allow patients to take control of self-management interventions. Pharmacological interventions are effective, but patients need to receive evidence-based education. Adherence to antiemetic medications have variable outcomes in treatment of said adverse effects. Polypharmacy also plays a role that could negatively impact patient's symptom management. Providing patients with proper and evidence-based education through methods like video games, yoga, music therapy, and evidence-based education can positively impact their self-management of their symptoms.
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    Improving Nurses’ Awareness: Recognizing Signs of Human Trafficking and Implementing Intervention Strategies in the ER Setting
    (2022-11-21) Abanto, Cristy; Shahi, Simarpreet; Tran, Kelly
    Among ER nurses, will the implementation of the Framework for a Human Trafficking Protocol in a Healthcare Setting, increase the identification of patients who are being trafficked in comparison to the prior use of the assessment tool implementation over the span of six months?
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    The Association Between Postpartum Depression and Breastfeeding: Maternal Well-Being
    (2022-12-03) Lee, Jessica; Shanar, Adriana; Vidal, Maria
    Postpartum depression (PPD) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy, yet PPD is both under recognized and under treated. One in seven women worldwide are at risk for this complication and find it difficult to adapt to their new routine once diagnosed (Mughal et al., 2022). Postpartum depression can also negatively affect the bonding between an infant and the mother (Roth et al., 2021). Current interventions to decrease postpartum depression include the use of breastfeeding as it can potentially increase positive feelings for the mother, while simultaneously promoting a bond between infant and mother (Farías-Antúnez et al., 2020).