An Evaluation of a Clinical Documentation Improvement Program’s Impact on Sepsis Documentation, Coding, Quality Reporting, and Hospital Reimbursement

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of a new clinical documentation improvement program on sepsis documentation, quality reporting, and hospital reimbursement in three hospitals.


Program Development for Perioperative Nursing Core Competency Training

This thesis proposes a plan to implement a perioperative nurse training program. Due to a nationwide shortage in nurses, it is imperative to increase the retention, satisfaction and quality of healthcare provided by perioperative nurses.


Development of a Tracheostomy Care Education Program

This thesis outlines a project to implement and assess a tracheostomy care education program.  This project will develop a tracheostomy care education program for patients with a tracheostomy and their families to help them acquire knowledge and skills in providing tracheostomy care, reduce anxiety, and increase confidence in self-care.


Assessing Health Literacy and Self Management in Patients with Heart Failure

Full Abstract: Heart failure continues to be an increasing health-related problem that profoundly affects the elderly population of the United States. Due to the increasing comorbidities of the elderly, lack of social support and educational needs, healthcare organizations and providers experience increased financial burdens. The complexity of heart failure and exacerbation of symptoms continues with frequent hospital readmissions.


Bispectral Index Monitoring to Assess the Effect of a Healing Touch Treatment

Full Abstract: The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of Healing Touch (HT) therapies, a form of subtle energy (biofield) therapy, on Bispectral Index (BIS) measurements, State Trait Anxiety Index (STAI) scores, and physiological measures of heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate in healthy adults. Design: A single blind randomized crossover design will compare measurements during a HT therapy and placebo session. Interventions: One HT session and one placebo session will be perf


Evaluation of a Unit-Based Education Process for Nurses in an Adult Trauma Care Unit

Full Abstract: Health care organizations must strive to provide easily accessible ongoing education structured and tailored to meet the specific learning needs of nurses. Although many studies have identified nurses learning needs, benefits and barriers to continuing education programs specific to patient related issues, little research has examined the development and implementation of a structured unit-based educational process and its effects on the learning needs of staff nurses.


An Integrative Literature Review on Bullying among Nurses

Full Abstract: Although recent studies on nursing stressors have been concentrating on the stress of patient care at the bedside, research have also shown that nursing environments are a major contributor of stress. The impact of working in a stressful environment and a perceived lack of management care for their nurses, have brought in a new problem, bullying among nurses. I conducted a literature review where I found that bullying among nurses is not a new issue, and it is not concentrated in the U.S. alone.



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