2018 Gessner College of Nursing Spring Forum

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The Gessner College of Nursing and the Phi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International hosted the 11th Annual Spring Nursing Forum on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the University of Houston at Sugar Land. This collection gathers student scholarship presented at the event.


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    Dietary Fiber to Improve Metabolic Syndrome in Adults
    (2018-04) Butella, Hilary
    This evidence based project explores evidence supporting the effectiveness of psyllium fiber dietary supplementation to improve hypertension, hyperlipidemia, glycemic control, weight and waist circumference in adult patients meeting criteria for metabolic syndrome diagnosis. The project recommends that psyllium fiber dietary supplementation be included in clinician recommended therapeutic lifestyle changes for this patient population.
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    Early Identification of Maternal Depression Symptoms by Instituting a Postpartum Depression Screening
    (2018-04-13) Rosser, Christina
    This evidence-based practice project explores the necessity and feasibility of a practice change of administration of the Edinburg Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) by pediatric providers to mothers at every well child appointment, up to one year of age, increasing the rates of capture and referral of patients with postpartum depression.
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    Decreasing Congestive Heart Failure Readmission with Telemonitoring
    (2018-04-13) Ezebuiro, Mary
    Direct congestive heart failure costs are expected to rise from 21 billion dollars in 2012 to an estimated 53 billion dollars in 2030. There is a 20% lifetime risk of developing congestive heart failure with a five-year mortality rate higher than many cancers (McTernan, et al., 2016). This poster provides information about using CHF app, EBP guidelines, and multidisciplinary care to reduce mortality and readmission rates, and improve quality of life.
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    Ketogenic Diet To Improve Outcomes In Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
    (2018-04-13) Yap, Mark
    The recommendation of a ketogenic diet for type 2 diabetes is often overlooked in favor of the traditional high carbohydrate, low-fat diet due to lack of knowledge. There is accumulating evidence to show that a ketogenic diet can have a significant effect on treatment. This evidence-based project compares a ketogenic diet to high carbohydrate, low-fat diet and shows that in comparison, ketogenic diets show improved glucose control, A1C levels, a good safety profile, and warrant inclusion in diabetic therapy.