Schools of Nursing
This community contains collections of submissions authored by nursing students and created in fulfillment of graduation requirements and may include:
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Interprofessional Education Through Telecommunication with Undergraduate Nursing Students and Medical Residents (2018-07-03)
This quality improvement project was implemented using four interprofessional simulations (IPS) involving a critical change in a patient’s status. Senior level undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing students ...
Recent evidence-based practice guidelines (EBPGs) recommend cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, with pharmacotherapy as a secondary ...
Impacting Nursing Stress: The Implementation of a Standardized Referral Process in the Outpatient Pediatric Care Setting (2018-06-25)
Aim. This DNP project was aimed at reducing process time and stress levels perceived by nurses working in three outpatient pediatric offices.
Background. Nursing stress has been ...
Perioperative Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion and its Impact on Postoperative Pain: An Evidence Based Practice Analysis (2018-05-31)
Acute pain after surgery is a common problem with multiple consequences. Patients, anesthesia professionals, and surgeons want adequate pain control with minimal side effects. Opioid analgesics are commonly relied upon ...
Identifying depression in primary care is an urgent concern locally and nationally. Due to lack of screening or inquiry by primary care providers, as well as an insufficient number of mental health professionals, ...
Aseptic Administration of Intravenous Medications by Anesthesia Providers; a Quality Improvement Project (2018-05-22)
This quality improvement project addresses the lack of compliance by anesthesia providers in following aseptic techniques for preparing and administering IV medications. An initial 8-question survey was conducted to ...
According to the World Health Organization, major depressive disorder (MDD) is a mental health condition which affects a significant portion of the worldwide population and is projected to become the leading cause of ...
Introduction: Maintaining patient safety is of utmost concern for anesthesia providers. The adductor canal block, a peripheral nerve block identified as a motor-sparing sensory block, may decrease fall ...
Incorporating Dexamethasone with Local Anesthetics in Single-shot Nerve Blocks: An Integrative Review (2018-05-17)
Prolonging the duration of analgesia in single-shot nerve blocks (SNBs) continues to be a problem in regional anesthesia. Both IV and perineural dexamethasone have proven to be effective in prolonging the duration of ...
An understanding of the stressors affecting support persons of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) could assist in the development of an intervention to mitigate that stress. A reduction in stress in support ...
How High! Decreasing Blood Pressure in Men Aged 45-65 in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project (2018-05-15)
PURPOSE: Hypertension is a health issue that affects many people worldwide. The Memphis area has many people who have been diagnosed with hypertension and experience poor outcomes. A local Memphis primary care clinic ...
Purpose: Nurse Residency programs (NRPs) have shown great promise in helping to transition the new RN to the role of a practicing nurse. This document describes the development of a nurse residency ...
Efficacy of Chlorhexidine Versus Listerine Perioperative Mouthwash in Preventing Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia: An Integrative Review (2018-05-11)
Objective: To compare the safety and efficacy of chlorhexidine versus Listerine in perioperative and intensive care settings in preventing ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP).
Methods: An ...
The accurate assessment of the airway is one of the most important skills an anesthesia practitioner should perfect. A difficult intubation is often defined as a Cormack Lehane (CL) grade of III or IV in adult patients. ...
Trauma induced mortality can often be attributed to hemorrhage in the early phase of trauma. Up to one-half of trauma deaths are due to uncontrolled bleeding within the first few hours of injury. Patient survival following ...
Engagement in a Cultural Competence Course and its Impact on Transcultural Competence, Transcultural Confidence, and Transcultural Knowledge (2018-05-09)
Problem Statement: In healthcare, practicing cultural competence is expected; however, nurses struggle to fulfill this expectation (Repo et al., 2017). Language barriers and inadequate cultural knowledge often ...
Hypo- and hyperglycemia related to improper timing of mealtime insulin occurs frequently in the in-patient setting. The timing of mealtime insulin administration is affected by many variables such as blood glucose meter ...
Evaluating the Effects and Process of Nurse Bedside Shift Report on Nurse’s Perceptions of Communication Patterns, Nurse Satisfaction, and Patient Involvement (2018-03-26)
Background: A growing body of evidence identifies transitions of care as vulnerable points in the care continuum where vital information is often omitted and inadequate communication occurs. Nurse shift report has been ...
Untoward wait time between a primary care referral and initial urgent specialty care appointment was identified during a root cause analysis at the project facility. Ambiguous role responsibilities and unclear referral ...
With a lack of adherence to documentation, assessment, and utilization of the Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) by pediatric staff nurses, there was a significant gap between clinical deterioration recognition and ...