2023 Summer Evidence-Based Practice Posters – NURS 3337

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This collection gathers projects developed in the Gessner College of Nursing's Summer 2023 NURS 3337 course


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    Improving Patient Satisfaction Scores in LGBTQ+ Patients Through the Use of Pronoun Cards
    (2023-08-01) Mozie, Chioma; Paulson, Emily; Reeves, Amaya; Reid, Shalliyah; Richmond, Lauren; Sanderson, Linda
    In hospitalized adult LGBTQ+ patients (P), what is the effect of using preferred pronoun indicator cards outside of patients’ rooms (I) on patients’ overall satisfaction with care (O) compared to standard process (C) over a 6-month time period (T)?
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    Effects of Single-Family Rooms and Open-Bay Rooms on NICU Parents’ Separation Anxiety
    (2023) Aquino, Abigail; Delaney, Kaitlyn; Nguyen, Michelle; Pajarillo, Lalein; Sandil, Carlo
    Hospital policies and accommodations can inhibit the physical time spent between parents and their child in the NICU, leading to parent-infant separation during maternal and neonatal care. Single family rooms (SFR) can facilitate closeness of parents and infants, while open bay units (OBU) have several infants together with minimal space for parents to stay. The admission of infants to the NICU increases parental feelings of psychological distress and anxiety. Parents in the NICU often experience heightened distress and guilt when physically separated from their baby, with 40-50% of parents suffering from significant levels of depression, anxiety, and trauma, adding an extra layer of emotional burden. Studies show NICU single family room layouts enable the parents to continuously stay with their infants, decreasing the risk of parental anxiety.
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    Impact of Dementia Villages on ADLs and Cognitive Function
    (2023-08-01) Mundt, Valerie; Ramirez, Stephanie; Stone, Rebekah; Squatrito, Julia; Taquino, Alister; Tomlinson, Elizabeth
    Dementia villages have emerged as a significant solution to address the challenges faced by individuals with dementia. According to statistics, dementia affects over 50 million people globally, with this number projected to triple by 20504. Dementia villages offer a specialized and supportive environment where individuals with dementia can live with dignity and receive personalized care. Research has shown that dementia villages improve the well-being and quality of life for residents, reducing agitation, anxiety, and depression while enhancing social engagement3. These findings demonstrate the effectiveness of dementia villages in addressing the unique needs of individuals with dementia and providing a more inclusive and supportive living environment6.
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    Using Music Therapy to Reduce Anxiety
    (2023-08-01) Haimour, Reem; Joseph, Rhea; Howell, Travis; Forthuber, Jessica; Samaniego, Mackenzie
    Anxiety levels in pediatric oncology patients is a problem recognized by numerous facilities and organizations (Knoerl et al., 2022). During treatment, pediatric patients undergo extensive treatment leading to heightened anxiety (Uggla et al., 2018). The use of music therapy during treatment has been shown to improve pediatric patient anxiety levels and has offered a positive, engaging, and developmentally appropriate intervention to promote effective coping mechanisms (da Silva Santa et al., 2021; González-Martín-Moreno et al., 2021). Music therapy is used as a strategy to relieve stress and anxiety levels in children during hospitalization and has demonstrated its efficacy on individual’s health (Heiderscheit, 2022).
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    The Effect of Gender-Affirming Care on Depression in Adolescents
    (2023-08-05) Chen, Shao; Cano, Erin; Curtom, Ingrid; Cotton, Breanna
    Gender-affirming care in adolescents has been rising in discussion over the past few years as many children take part in care such as utilizing desired pronouns, participating in psychological services, hormone therapy, social affirmation, and surgeries. Adolescence is a critical period for gender identity development, and access to gender-affirming care can positively impact the well-being and mental health of transgender and gender-diverse youth. Less than 25% of transgender and gender-diverse youth feel they can fully express themselves at home or school, and 72% report negative comments about LGBTQ individuals from their family members.¹ This demonstrates the need for interventions that provide support and acceptance. Research shows that adolescents who have access to and take part in gender-affirming care experience lower levels of depression.
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    Telemedicine Follow-up: Reduction of Hospital Readmission Rates for CHF Patients
    (2023) Chavarria, Josue; Feng, Nina; Kang, Xinyue; Bobby, Neha; Kennedy, Kimberly
    Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a significant issue affecting millions of adults with a high readmission rate of 26.9% within 30 days of hospital discharge 1,2 which imposes a substantial economic burden, costing an estimated $17 billion in Medicare spending annually. 3 Telemedicine enables continued monitoring of symptoms, prompt access to care, medication adherence and lifestyle modifications, thereby facilitating early intervention and prevention of exacerbations. 2,4 Implementation of follow-up telemedicine visits shortly after hospital discharge reduces readmission rates compared to patients without follow-up. 5 By adopting this practice, healthcare providers can enhance patient outcomes, reduce costs, and improve symptom management for adults with CHF.
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    New Graduate Labor & Delivery Nurses’ Confidence in Recognition of Amniotic Fluid Embolism
    (2023-08) Salazar, Lillian; Schumacher, Jessie; Shavers, Julianna; Shook, Madison
    In labor and delivery nurses who obtained registered nursing licensure within the last 36 months, what is the effect of completing an in-service continuing education course on the signs and symptoms of amniotic fluid embolism in laboring people on their confidence in recognizing an amniotic fluid embolism compared with the confidence level of labor and delivery nurses who have obtained their registered nurse certification within the last 36 months that did not complete the CE course?
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    Perinatal Depression: The Impact of Pre-screening on Adult Perinatal Women​
    (2023) Qian, Bailu; Roden, Katelyn; Schroeder, Leslie; Tran, Michelle; Unverzagt, Emily; Wilkinson, Stephanie
    Antepartum depression is a widespread mental health concern that can negatively impact both the mother and the developing baby. However, the current approach to care involves only one screening after childbirth, despite many women experiencing symptoms throughout their pregnancy. The inadequate screening procedures for antepartum women have resulted in a troubling failure to recognize and treat depression during pregnancy. Numerous instances of depression among this group remain untreated, posing a significant risk to the emotional well-being of women during this vulnerable period. The insufficient screening contributes to the high occurrence of postpartum depression, affecting new mothers worldwide and causing harm to both maternal and infant health. It is vital to establish a comprehensive pre-screening program for depression to tackle this problem. This would ensure timely intervention, potentially reducing or even eliminating postpartum depression symptoms and enhancing mental health outcomes for antepartum women.
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    Assigned Primary Nurses: Effects on Maternal Depression in the NICU
    (2023-08-05) Flamiano, Mavi-Anne; Goode, Jacey; Hall, Raelee; Mason, Kate; Munoz, Tiffany
    Maternal depression has been recognized as a prevalent issue in NICU mothers. Many parents are dissatisfied with constant staffing changes and lack of communication and collaboration from NICU nurses (Brødsgaard et al., 2019). Primary nursing supports families by providing continuity of care and facilitates the development of a stronger bond between the family and the primary nurse, enhancing communication and increasing the family's sense of ease and reassurance (Umberger et al., 2018). Therefore, implementing a primary nurse within the NICU provides emotional support and comfort, lowering the risk of maternal depression.
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    How High-Fidelity Simulation Effects ICU Nurse's Confidence in Identifying Ischemic Stroke in Sedated Patients
    (2023-08-01) Armstrong, Austin; Barnett, Victoria; Boston, Angel; Chabaud, Audrey; Famador, Patrick
    Evidence suggests that healthcare providers sometimes lack the skills required to recognize and respond to emergent situations, resulting in rapid decline of patients.1 High-fidelity simulations have been found to increase nurses confidence in their ability to identify signs of patient deterioration allowing for improved patient treatment and outcomes.2
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    Preemptive Bereavement Guidance on NICU Mothers' Coping Abilities
    (2023) Finch, Jodie; Henry, Hope; Ivy, Valerie; John, Rosemary; Likens, Courtney
    This study examines the practice of preemptive bereavement guidance in cases of neonatal complications in the NICU setting. Using the Brief-COPE Scale on mothers parents and healthcare professionals, we explore the impact of this practice on parents' grief and coping, as well as the ethical implications for healthcare providers. Our findings suggest that preemptive bereavement can have positive effects on maternal coping ability, highlighting the need for further research and bereavement guidance programs in this area.
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    Reducing STEMI Mortality Rates in Rural ERs Through Telehealth Interventions
    (2023-08-07) Sane, Mandar; Lu, Tuyen; McKinnie, Lauren; Mey, Joshua; Newton, Samuel; Parma, Kimberly
    In patients presenting with STEMIs to rural ERs, what effect does implementing cardiovascular telehealth consultations have on patient mortality rates when compared with not having telehealth consultations over 6 months?